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UK electronic duo Jadu Heart, who don’t seem to take their homemade masks off for anyone, will release their debut album, “Melt Away”, on August 16th. The new single is this moody, athemic cut that the duo say is “about seeing a bird fall from the sky and trying to bring it back to life. Life is full of these moments and I guess the song is a metaphor for trying to make the best out of a bad situation- which is obviously easier said than done. It’s a super emotional song to us and we always wanted it to be on the album, especially the ending where we sing together and the song ends with a really beautiful counterpoint of arpeggiators.”

Melt Away is the debut album from masked London duo Jadu Heart. Co-produced by Guy Sigsworth (Bjork, Imogen Heap) the record is a dark and dreamy collection of alternative electronic and guitar-led songs for fans of Jai Paul, Radiohead and Tame Impala alike. Despite the spectrum of sounds, throughout the 14 tracks you know you’re in Jadu’s world. It’s a world they have thought a lot about. Having met whilst studying music, Diva and Alex formed the band in conjunction with an extensive universe surrounding two supernatural cursed characters (Dina & Faro), who have become as much a part of them as their own identities.

It’s this supernatural jump-off that gives Jadu Heart the scope to explore raw topics (loneliness, love, sex, drugs, mental health) without clichés or confessions. With a depth to its narrative, Melt Away harks back to an era of concept albums like Ziggy Stardust and Sgt Pepper but the stories within it very much speak to the world as it is today. Despite having no established record label or significant promotion, the launch singles ‘U Never Call Me’, ‘The Cure’ and ‘I’m A Kid’ have already been streamed over 15 million times and their first 5 headline shows have sold out in days.

There seems to be a hunger for Jadu Heart’s brand of storytelling and this is only the beginning of their tale.

Jadu Heart’s new album “Melt Away” is out August 16th, 2019. We’re well excited to play for you, we will even scribble our stupid names over your nice new vinyl of MELT AWAY.

Jadu Heart will live be in-store at Rough Trade NOTTINGHAM to perform tracks from their debut album ‘Melt Away’, released 16th August on VLF Records.

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Chances are you’ve forgotten about the band Palace, the London rock trio whose 2016 debut LP So Long Forever landed not with a thud, but floated quietly across the Atlantic in a cloud of potential streams. Thanks to singles like “Live Well” and “Bitter,” the band have more than 400,000 monthly Spotify listeners—yet, they’d never be the first “British rock band” you’d name if prompted at a party. Unlike so many of the biggest English exports, they’re not punk. They’re something quieter and broodier, and their latest singles even seem to recall their poppier, acoustic beginnings, not too far off from Hozier’s roots-rock debut. It’s been a mysteriously silent few years for the band, but it sounds like our patience may have paid off.

With their sublime second album, Palace have pulled off a rare pop trick. Songs steeped in darkness emerge in to light, from bleak situations spring fresh starts. Bathed in the band’s atmospheric alt-rock, the future feels brighter and more optimistic Life After is both an album about loss and a manual to moving on. “I’m writing this song, to help you breathe again,” sings Leo Wyndham on the opening title track, a shimmering ode to survival. By the epic, seven minute-plus closer Heaven Up There, the theme of Life After is obvious. “Hope,” says Leo. “Hope and positivity – seeing the light at the end of a long tunnel. It’s about going through tough times and coming out the other side.” Palace didn’t start their second album with any plans in place. Buoyed by the reception of their debut, 2016’s So Long Forever, and near two years of sold-out shows and festival slots that won them fans worldwide, the London-based trio of former Dorset school friends had a new-found confidence that they were keen to capture on record.

New album Life After

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Moses are a London-based four piece band that wreak of attitude, brit-pop cool and reverb-laden guitar licks.” This thrilling London four-piece are recalling the fizzing energy of very early Blur, Following last year’s ‘River Thames’, The four-piece Moses are flowing upstream with new single ‘I Think You Worry Too Much’, which is out now via These Bloody Thieves Records.

Produced by Gavin Monaghan (Magic Garden Studios), and premiered on BBC 6 Music by Chris Hawkins, it’s a hooky, uplifting affair that harnesses the band’s pop-rock propensity for Britpop-inspired anthems.

In Autumn 2018, their third release, ‘Cause You Got Me’ Armed with an arsenal of arena-worthy ambitious songs, industry interest, the seeds of a following and new releases through 2019, This must-see-live band are ready for their first headline tour.

Previous singe ‘River Thames’ We believe so much in this song and its power to bring people together. ‘River Thames’ is not just about London it’s about everyone’s beautiful place, about a dream, a wish, a goal. About all of us trying to make it together.

Things are about to get bigger and better for the London based bands Moses. Their recent single ‘Cause You Got Me’ took their monthly Spotify plays from 1.8k to 193k. They supported one of the UK’s hottest band The Blinders and now, they’ve returned with their another superb track ‘River Thames’.

Produced by the legendary Gil Norton (Pixies & Foo Fighters), ‘River Thames’ kicks politicians’ banalities about “communities being left behind” into, well, the river! At its core, is a belief in people, a romanticism in their lives, a song writing trait that has drifted away in recent times.

Moses are a London based quartet; Matthew McCrilly (drums), Rory White (guitar), James Creighton (bass) and Victor M. Moses (vocalist)

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Wovoka Gentle are an experimental three-piece from London, comprised of William J Stokes and twins Imogen and Ellie Mason. Taking its root in folk and Americana songwriting, the Wovoka sound draws upon the psychedelic soundscapes of the late 60s as well as contemporary experimental, pop and collage music; marrying classic instrumentation with sampling, analogue synthesis and sound manipulation.

They have announced the release of their debut album ‘Start Clanging Cymbals’ on 7th June through Nude Records.

After releasing ‘1,000 Opera Singers Working in Starbucks’, ‘Peculiar Form of Sleep’, ‘Sin is Crouching At Your Door’ and ‘Tell’em Makoto’, Wovoka Gentle have now shared a new track from their upcoming debut LP. ‘Xerxes’ features glitchy electronics, soaring beats and the exuberant voices of Kids Club Kampala Choir. They add: “You could say there’s an atmosphere of celebration in Xerxes ‘19, even though it’s more or less about death. There’s an imagined ecstatic moment of submission before departing a world running election campaigns for tried and tested tyrants, where legends are equal parts seductive and dangerous. The Kids Club Kampala Choir was recorded in Uganda by a friend of ours, originally for the Kids Club Kampala charity. We wanted to create a call and response dynamic between our vocals and their vocals; the conversation flung across continents.”

Wovoka Gentle will live be in-store at Rough Trade NOTTINGHAM to perform tracks from new album ‘Start Clanging Cymbals’, released 7th June on Nude Records.

This event is Free Entry, with the option to pre-order an album / ticket, and we will have your guaranteed album ready and waiting to collect on the day of this in-store.

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MIRRORS has just unveiled the first wave of artists for its 2019 event!

Phoebe Bridgers, American Football, Turnover,Sheer Mag, Big Joanie, Just Mustard, Disq, Alfie Templeman, Taylor Janzen, Ada Lea will play at the event on Saturday 2nd November, which will be staged across the Roundhouse, Dingwalls and Camden Assembly.

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Available as a limited edition 12″ vinyl featuring cover versions of a number of rain–themed songs by the likes of Eurythmics, Ann Peebles, Scott Walker and The Cure. a collection of covers of songs by some of my favourite artists……. and it’s all about the rain. Scott Walker’s ‘It’s Raining Today,’ which I hope will be a fitting tribute.

In 2017, Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde said this of Moss: “Outrageously talented as she is, I still think her best is yet to come.” Offering full affirmation on both fronts, My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth is a haunting snapshot of an intuitive artist seeking new ways to work without safety nets, a quest spurred forwards by her move to Somerset in 2014. As Moss puts it, “Whilst the tentacles of city started to loosen their grip, I began amassing vocals that I felt cut a stark silhouette, and I didn’t want to share with big drums and distorted guitars. I work on a few projects at a time, and the contrast of having disparate musical worlds to step into makes me feel more satisfied. But with this record, I’d gone way deeper than anything merely gratifying.

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As well as my new EP, this beast came out on Friday. The new UNKLE album, The Road pt2, which I’m super excited to be a part of once again. It’s an epic listen, and some great collaborations. Particularly proud of Sun (The).

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London’s Crows are the latest signing to Balley Records (Idles, Heavy Lungs, Lice) and deliver their long-awaited debut album Silver Tongues. Upon emerging in 2015, they quickly solidified their reputation as one of the most exciting new live bands in the UK, putting on a series of wild-eyed, chaotic gigs that left you bruised but, ultimately, bewitched. A single and two EPs reinforced their power, but then there was nothing but a concerning break in service.

The north Londoners’ long awaited debut album ‘Silver Tongues’ reintroduces the four-piece, reminding us why Crows were so exciting when they first bludgeoned their way into our lives. The album’s thrilling first single Chain Of Being is a real statement: a widescreen slice of post-punk that combines heaviness and brooding melody in equal measures.

Their knack for writing lurching, dark, and frenetic pit-openers such as ‘Hang Me High’ and ‘Crawling’. But it’s the second half of the record that shows how they’ve grown in the interim, bringing surprising shifts and dynamic dives into enthralling new territory. Chain Of Being’, a song about relying on religion as a crutch, is bright and expansive; dizzying, soaring, sky-blue atmospherics woven into its uncluttered core. ‘First Light // False Face’ clocks in at nearly eight minutes long and morphs from quiet, vulnerable soundscape punctuated by heaving sighs and frontman James Cox dropping his voice sinisterly low.  This segues seamlessly into album closer ‘Dysphoria’, which draws out Steve Goddard’s droning guitar wall of noise, reinforces it with bassist Jith Amarasinghe and drummer Sam Lister’s precise, crunching rhythm section, and moulds it into something emotional and glowing.

Lyrically, the band set themselves apart from others, too, taking you on a journey through the curious crevices of Cox’s mind. Much of the album was inspired by research wormholes he found himself down, exploring things such as Dante’s Divine Comedy the grinding ‘Empyrean’ and the snakeskin trade, as told from the perspective of a snake ‘Hang Me High’. ‘Crawling’ focuses on Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, building itself into a tightly wound coil that springs apart with the singer’s wails of “Leave her in the ground”

‘Silver Tongues ‘ from our debut album ‘Silver Tongues’ out now on Balley Records

Band Members
James Cox, Steve Goddard, Jith Amara, Sam Lister,