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Canadian outfit Dizzy have released their first new music since last year’s impeccable debut “Baby Teeth” in the shape of new single ‘Twist’. It’s another heavy-hearted piece of dream pop with despair hidden beneath luscious layers of warming guitar strings and reverberated vocals. “There is a hole that’s inside of my chest, in the place of a heart that’s the shape of your fist,” Katie Munshaw sings. It’s a visceral, provocative choral hook, yet its delivery is so lightweight that it’s emotive significance almost passes you by on first listen.

Speaking on the song, lead vocalist Munshaw explains “Where Baby Teeth was more written about bedrooms, parking lots, restaurants and movie theatres, the new stuff is coming from a well of travelling and touring. Twist is really about missing someone so badly that you see them places and get really excited, and then realise it’s not them. It’s about the hold someone can have over you even after they’ve left your life.”

‘Twist’ is the first song to be lifted from an upcoming EP released this summer through Communion Records. The band’s time on the road has informed their process and is moving on from the insular bedroom style of their debut to more expansive ideas. This new track is a welcome addition to the band’s sentimental, starry-eyed style of relatable sad pop and is an exciting sign post as to where they’ll be heading next.

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Bear’s Den announce third album with two new tracks “Fuel on the Fire” and “Blankets of Sorrow”. London-based duoBear’s Den return with their first new material in over two years, after 2016’s “Berlin” single, and their 2016 sophomore record Red Earth & Pouring Rain. Bear’s Den’s third album So that you might hear me, which was recorded across multiple studios in Seattle with the help of producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty), and mixing master Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy).

We wanted to let you know that we’ve been working on a podcast with our friend Danny Carissimi, where we discuss our new album and our experiences recording it in some depth.

Music video by Bear’s Den performing Blankets Of Sorrow (Lyric Video). © 2019 Bear’s Den, under exclusive license to Communion Group Ltd

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We’re extremely excited to announce the release of our new single, “White Bird”, out today, 13th February.
This single has been taken from our 3rd album, “Morning Dancer”. Limited Edition “Morning Dancer” Prints are available. Matthew and The Atlas released the earlier track “Pyres”, which was the first track to be taken from the their third album, which is due for release on 10th May.

“Morning Dancer” is the third album from Matthew and the Atlas, the project led by British songwriter Matt Hegarty.

Across Hegarty’s first two LPs (‘Other Rivers’ and ‘Temple’) and the four stripped back EPs that preceded and followed them, he has traversed a range of musical territories from classic acoustic folk, to dramatic synth-laden electronica, and urgent guitar led alt-rock. The common thread has been a songwriting style that marries a subtle melodic sensibility with lyrics full of natural imagery and dark emotional heft – all delivered in his striking and distinctive vocal. In the process Hegarty has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and the US, which has seen Q magazine dub him the “British Bon Iver”.

As part of the Communion Records family (Matthew and The Atlas’ debut EP was the label’s first ever release) Hegarty toured his early releases extensively and internationally with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Bear’s Den, Civil Wars and others around Europe and the US. That early touring, and a passionate word-of-mouth fan base, has taken Hegarty’s music around the world and close to 100m streams across all his releases.

Armed with a collection of new songs in the second half of 2018, Hegarty found his way to Bristol based producer Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon, Gruff Rhys). They clicked immediately, and recorded and mixed Morning Dancer in an intensive six week stint, which saw Hegarty recording for the first time with his full five-piece touring band. The record has familiar elements – the energy and intensity of the live show, stripped and delicate confessional moments, and touches of the synth heavy drama that characterized his debut. To that mix, Chant and Hegarty have added flourishes of brass and woodwind and a playful looseness to the production and arrangements that takes the songs and Hegarty’s voice to a new place altogether.

‘White Bird’ taken from forthcoming album ‘Morning Dancer’.

Lucy Rose has been around for a little while, but is one of those artists that just keeps getting better & better. She’s sublime, I think as a songwriter , It will be really interesing to watch her further progress in 2018 . Lucy’s third album ‘Something’s Changing’, released a mini-documentary and gone on a tour of cinemas across the country.

As 2018 begins Lucy’s not putting her feet up with a cuppa. Instead, she’s shared a brand new track, ‘End Up Here’, which was recorded during the sessions for ‘Something’s Changing’. It’s a sparse, guitar-led number that puts Lucy’s vocals and words at the forefront.

This is the official video for ‘End Up Here’ by Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose’s splendid return ‘Something’s Changing’ was another record we’ve had listening too on heavy rotation since the summer. After you’ve dug into the stunning record, watch the moving documentary of the same name to learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

Something’s Changing is out now on Communion Records.

Bushstock festival, the annual one day event that takes place in West London, have announced their first acts for 2018.
Aquilo, Billie Marten, Flyte, Haus and Stereo Honey, are amongst the first artists to be revealed who will be performing on Saturday June 23rd at various venues in Shepherd’s Bush.

AQUILO + BILLIE MARTEN + FLYTE + FREYA RIDINGS + HAUS + MAISIE PETERS + MATT WOODS + STEREO HONEY + THE BEACH  More to be revealed over the coming weeks.

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Communion Records own Matthew Hegarty (AKA Matthew And The Atlas) has released an exquisite new single ‘Palace’ from the upcoming EP of the same name. The track marks a return to his earlier stripped back Americana, placing the songwriting and Matt’s remarkable voice at the forefront.

Matthew and the Atlas

English nu-folk favourites Matthew and the Atlas have spent the last little while recording a new EP which they promise to be “more stripped back” than their recent output.

The first taste of this EP is the beautiful single “Palace” 

Lucy Rose announces UK headline tour for November

“Something’s Changing” is released on the 7th July through Communion Records. The album will be accompanied by a stunning short documentary, acting as a fly-on- the-wall account of Lucy’s debut tour of Latin America last year.  The trip, organised independently by Lucy with the help of her Latin American fans, became a huge inspiration for the record and the film is an intimate account of how it all came together.

The Documentary will act as Lucy’s support act for the Worldwide Cinema Tour. With a new partnership with Communion Records and an exciting new band for touring, Lucy Rose is as revitalised as it gets. This year for some dates she’ll tour alongside the documentary, returning to Latin America first and then India, Europe, the US and Asia. Her heart and soul stuffed backpack is going to see a lot more airports. And if “Something’s Changing” does the job it should do, she’ll finally get the recognition she deserves as one of the UK’s best songwriters, and a true believer in the power of music.

Lucy Rose has announced a pretty extensive headline tour that includes the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London. The tour comes in support of her latest album, Something’s Changing, which was released last week via Communion Records.

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Residing out of Honchurch, Essex from a family with both a strong pugilist history (his father an ABA champion) and musical heritage (his grandfather was a jazz guitarist with the BBC), Joseph J. Jones sings beautifully emotive songs that open up a window into his life.

Recently signed to Communion and citing main influences as, Johnny Cash, Kanye West and West Ham United; Joseph J. Jones has spent the last year collaborating with writer / producer Richard Frenneaux. Uncompromising and gifted with an incredible voice, JJ.J’s work is both intimate and soulful.

After releasing his debut EP, Hurricane , Joseph J. Jones teamed up with Kove for his release “All Or Nothing” Check out JJJ’s most recent single “Gospel Truth” .

This is the live music video for “Greenwoods Bethlehem” by Bear’s Den filmed at multiple venues since the release of Red Earth & Pouring Rain. The release of our second album, Red Earth & Pouring Rain, we’ve been lucky enough to tour all over the world playing so many shows and meeting so many of you. In case you missed it, we’ve released our new video for Greenwoods Bethlehem using footage filmed at some of these shows in different venues and countries. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way, we couldn’t do it without you!