Martin Price joins the Wardlaw Family!

We are hugely excited to announce that Martin Price, founding member of electronic music pioneers 808 State has joined the Wardlaw Roster!

Martin has decades of industry experience and a serious knack for crafting fresh, exciting music. We can’t wait to work with him!

New Signings!

Closing off the week we have 2 very exciting signing announcements to make, as 2 new writers join the Wardlaw family!

Firstly, joining us fresh from a move down to Brighton is Singer/Songwriter Stephen William Hodd. Born in Scotland but raised in South West Ireland, Stephen writes songs influenced by the rawness of Irish singer/songwriters such as Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey & Mundy, and draws upon the organic alt-country imagery of Bonnie Prince Billy, with the experimental production techniques of artists such as Bon Iver.

Also joining us is Songwriter, Producer and Educator Luke Toms. An accomplished composer with over a decade of industry experience, Luke has toured with the likes of Mika, The Zutons and Nerina Pallot. This year saw Luke release his ‘lost album’, recorded back in 2006 it is co-produced with Marius de Vries (Madonna, Elbow, Rufus Wainwright), and mixed by Andy Bradfield (Marillion, Manic Street Preachers).

Elite Force Singles Collection 1996-2005

Out today is a special collection of singles by Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton.

The release brings a wide variety of essential breaks and tech-funk across the 17 tracks, some of which are available in the digital domain for the first time, and many of which have been remastered especially for this release.

The collection is available via Spotify or Bandcamp.

The Winkle Tapes!

To celebrate 30 years as a performing musician, Sharon Shannon is set to release first an album of 16 tracks, followed by 14 exclusive, tri-weekly singles, all of which we compiled together for her 30th anniversary album in November 2020.

The Winkles Tapes was tirelessly compiled by Mike Scott (of the Waterboys) from an impromptu 3 day session recorded direct to tape and features some of the biggest names in Irish music, from Donal Lunny, Mike Scott, and Adam Clayton of U2.

Sync News!

We have some more sync news for you this month, with placements in shows and video games including:

– Station 19 (TV – Disney ABC)

– Turn Up Charlie (Netflix)

– The Hills – New Beginnings (MTV)

– Made In Chelsea 

– Need For Speed (Game – Electronic Arts)

And some Syncs for the Rocky Horror Picture Show tracks:

-Faltenrock (German film) ‘Timewarp’

-Champs d’Amours exhibition Paris ‘Sweet Transvestite’

– ROCky short film (Spain) ‘Rose Tint My World’

New Music Friday!

Out today is new albums from The Blackheart Orchestra and Burnt Out Wreck, as well as singles from Paperface and Louise Connell!

Paperface ‘Little Monsters’ Taken from the new double album ‘Love In The Time Of Florida’. ‘Little Monsters’ is a track with a strong sci-fi lilt, and a beautiful hand drawn cover featuring giant lobsters, what’s not to like?

Louise Connell ‘Careful Unplanned’ Selecting a single from the 19 track behemoth ‘Squall Echo Rale’ was never going to be easy, but the shimmering, upbeat quality of ‘Careful Unplanned’ is bound to stave off any winter blues you might have! The track has also been chosen as Single Of The Week on The Afternoon Show on BBC Scotland!

The Blackheart Orchestra ‘Mesmeranto’ Getting into the albums, first up we have the new album from The Blackheart Orchestra. 2019 has been a very busy year for the band, who have been busy playing shows across the UK, as well supporting Hawkwind, who they have been invited back on tour with, for the groups special 50th anniversary tour.

‘Mesmeranto immerses us in a life-enhancing listening event’ Louder Than War

Burnt Out Wreck ‘This Is Hell’ If you like all things AC/DC, you will love Burnt Out Wreck. Fronted by former Heavy Pettin’ drummer Gary Moat, Burnt Out Wreck are back with their 2nd LP ‘This Is Hell’. Heavy riffs, and no nonsense Rock n’ Roll.

Catch Burnt Out Wreck supporting Pete Way at The Underworld in Camden on Oct 24th.

Hawk Eyes ‘Never Lead Me’

The new album from Hawk Eyes, ‘Advice’ is out, and the band are back in full swing!

Proving their hiatus hasn’t dampened any of their energy, ‘Never Lead Me’ is a gritted teeth, explosive track, with a killer live video to boot.

Catch the band at The Victoria (Dalston) on October 19th.

“Hawk Eyes’ return isn’t just welcome, it’s magnificent. KKKK.” (Kerrang”