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So today my brand new music video for ‘Second Chance’ is out in the world. I had the idea to make this video with Elinor Barker, the amazing British Olympian cyclist and by some sort of miracle she said yes to the idea. I then found Joe Connor to direct the video, I’m a huge fan of his work and couldn’t quite believe it when he said yes too. So making the video was really special to me. I wanted it to tell the story of the song, which is inspired by my great aunt who was looking at an old photo of herself and said ‘look how lovely I was, it’s funny that I could have never thought that at the time and it’s only when I’m older looking back I can really appreciate myself for who I am.’

This is the official video for ‘Second Chance’ by Lucy Rose, taken from the new album ‘Something’s Changing’.

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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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This Is The Kit – the musical project which holds exceptional Paris-via-Bristol songwriter Kate Stables close to its heart – have earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten. Their new album and Rough Trade debut, ‘Moonshine Freeze’, is undoubtedly their most compelling and accomplished to date. Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward, Perfume Genius), it began in the immediate wake of its predecessor, ‘Bashed Out’, when days after coming off tour last November, Stables and her band (Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby-Coles, Neil Smith and Jesse D Vernon) headed into the studio in Bristol. Aaron Dessner of The National also features on six of the album tracks.

Though the album’s songs were already written before heading into the studio, Stables says she had no fierce vision for how they should sound, preferring to let them take shape with the input of her band and Parish. “I’m not yet someone who says ‘I want this album to sound like an 80’s French nightclub’,” she says. “All I can do is write the songs and then step back from them and see what themes or patterns there are, then bring those patterns out so it’s a coherent piece of work, sonically and in terms of feeling.” Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of great musical sophistication and something more guileless — children’s games, songs, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes. Stables’ voice too is a remarkable thing: in its angles there lies an exquisite strangeness reminiscent of Will Oldham, Magnolia Electric Co, Robert Wyatt, Karen Dalton.

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With Hug of Thunder Broken Social Scene created one of 2017’s most sparkling, multi-faceted albums. The 15 members of Broken Social Scene – including returnees Leslie Feist and Emily Haines – refract their varying emotions, methods and techniques into something that doesn’t just equal their other albums, but surpasses them. It is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising. The title track on its own might just be the best thing you will hear all year – a song that will become as beloved as “Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl” from their breakthrough album, You Forgot It In People.

Its title captured what the band wanted people to feel about the group’s comeback, and how they sound playing together again: “It’s just such a wonderful sentiment about us, coming in like a hug of thunder.”

“Hug Of Thunder” is a panoramic, expansive album, that manages to be both epic and intimate. In troubled times it offers a serotonin rush of positivity: “Stay Happy” lives up to its title, with huge surges of brass that sound like sunshine bursting through clouds. “Gonna Get Better” makes a promise that the album is determined to deliver. That’s not to say it’s an escapist record: Broken Social Scene are completely engaged, wholly focussed, and not ignoring the darkness that lurks outside. But there is no hectoring, no lecturing, but a recognition of the confusion and ambiguity of the world. As the title track closes with Leslie Feist murmuring “There was a military base across the street,” the listener is caught in the division between the notional security provided by national defence, and the menace of the same thing. Its The band’s first studio album in 7 years.

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“Something’s Changing” in Lucy Rose. After two albums of feeling her way through the densely-populated landscape of contemporary singer-songwriter music she has picked a point in her career when most people are recycling their hits to bin the satnav, head off the map and commit to a graphically authentic version of her musical self. Now signed to Communion Records, this album is informed by her recent self funded forays into Latin America to headline shows booked by her own fans.

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Third album from Public Service Broadcasting, the brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, and their bass player, keys and horns man extraordinaire, JF Abraham, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe.
Released 7th July, on Every Valley Willgoose takes us on a journey down the mineshafts of South Wales valleys. Yet the record is a metaphor for a much larger, global and social malaise, using the history of coal mining to shine a light on the disenfranchised.
The album features guest vocals from James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers), Derbyshire trio Haiku Salut, the award winning Welsh singer Lisa Jên Brown, and Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell on lead single ‘Progress’.

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“As Light Return” – The Telescopes are back with their ninth album. Evolving oscillations of guitar feedback screech and howl through thick layers of distortion. Overtones shift and drift and combine on a carpet of white noise. In the eye of the storm, the voice of Stephen Lawrie remains calm, almost detached. He intones a low, trance-like chant. The vocal is buried deep in the mix, the lyrics just barely discernible.

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Atlanta’s valiant punks Black Lips release their first album in three years, Satan’s graffiti or God’s art?, on Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n roll.

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Sheer Mag’s Compilation LP features the Philadelphia rock band’s three 7-inch records, released between 2014 and 2016. All 12 songs were recorded onto the same vintage 8-track tape machine, as it was carted to various locations around Philadelphia. The first two were produced in a makeshift studio wedged between two bedrooms in the band’s former South Philly house. The third came out of a practice space in the Port Richmond neighborhood. Sequenced chronologically, the newly remastered songs reveal a young DIY band finding its sound. Sheer Mag are the only band of recent times that manages to sound like a mix of a classic Seventies rock record, power pop and an obscure English DIY 7″ from the late 70’s. Everything sounds scrappy, fuzzy and scuzzy and it’s all the better for it. The riff packed guitar work and fuzzed female vocals sit perfectly together whilst the crude rhythms just adds bounce and basic beats. The compilation was mastered by Josh Bonati and all three EPs were mixed by Hunter Davidson. The LP is packaged inside an embossed Gatefold sleeve with a heavyweight printed innersleeve.

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Reissue of 2013 album. Stories Don’t End the third outing from breezy Los Angeles-based retro-rockers Dawes, takes its name from a line in author Joan Didion’s 1984 wartime novel Democracy. It’s an enigmatic phrase to be sure, but it certainly applies to the group’s penchant for crafting highly literate slabs of smooth, West Coast Americana out of the highway wreckage left behind by artists like the Eagles, the Little River Band, Poco, Jackson Browne, and Gram Parsons. Less overtly Laurel Canyon-centric than 2011’s Nothing Is Wrong, due in some part to the East Coast Blue Ridge Mountain locale in which it was birthed, the album keeps the band’s classic rock underpinnings intact, yielding a fresh catch of smooth and soulful, largely midtempo offerings that focus on substance over style, relying primarily on the strength of the tasteful, measured arrangements and bandleader Taylor Goldsmith’s easy voice and crafty wordplay. Stories Don’t End barely registers upon the first spin (it’s easy pop for the millennial generation), but if given the time to percolate, it produces a damn fine cup of coffee. This adherence to familiar singer / songwriter tropes is best exemplified on tracks like the rolling From a Window Seat (Rivers and Freeways), which echoes Midlake’s Roscoe, the Ben Folds-esque Just My Luck, and the lovely, mid-record ballad Something in Common, the latter of which frames Goldsmith’s tale of hope and heartache in the reassuring glow of vibrato guitar, simple kick and snare,

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Whiteout Conditions, the new full-length record from critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, is released via Caroline and the band’s own imprint, Collected Works. Of writing the new record, founder and frontman A.C. Newman notes that, “At the beginning of this record, there was some thinking that we wanted it to be like a Krautrock Fifth Dimension. Of course, our mutated idea of what Krautrock is probably doesn’t sound like Krautrock at all. But we were thinking: Let’s try and rock in a different way.” Since their debut in 2000, The New Pornographers have released six studio albums including their most recent, Brill Bruisers.

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Something’s changing in Lucy Rose. After two albums of feeling her way through the densely-populated landscape of contemporary singer-songwriter music she has picked a point in her career when most people are recycling their hits to bin the satnav, head off the map and commit to a graphically authentic version of her musical self. Sometimes you have to lose yourself to re-invent yourself.

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On 7th July singer songwriter Lucy Rose will be unleashing her much-anticipated new album “Somethings Changing” and to up the anticipation just that little bit more, she’s shared the video for brand new single ‘Is This Called Home.’

Filmed on location in the Lake District, the new clip is also Lucy’s directorial debut. And might we say, it’s a very fine way to step into the world of directing. It’s been inspired by a moment in the studio, where her violin player Andrew improvised strings to the movement of producer Tim Bidwell’s dancing, which would eventually become the ending to the song. She then contacted dancer Jonathan Lutwyche to collaborate on the video.

In a statement, Lucy said: “I wanted to capture exactly that in Jonathan’s dance. I had no idea how it was going to look, but I was completely blown away with the sheer emotion he let out in one take. This video was the first take of the day and much of it was improvised on the spot. I think it’s truly beautiful to watch him dance in one of the most beautiful places in the world, The Lake District.”

Jonathan added: “In this video I’m trying to convey passion about something, in my case dance. When I first heard the song, it really touched me and it just made me want to get up and dance so that’s basically what I did. No matter how many times we fall down in life you just have to get up and carry on and to me that’s what this dance really meant to me and I feel like people will really feel the same way after hearing and watching what Lucy and I have created together.”

This is the official video for Is This Called Home by Lucy Rose, taken off the new album Something’s Changing out on the 7th July.

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When an artist has been away for a prolonged period of time, their return is often marked by a bounding jubilance; as if, by leaping back in to the frame limbs flailing, wild smile flailing, you won’t be able to avoid the re-arrival, even if you desire such a thing. Lucy Rose’s return is not that. Released today, “Floral Dresses” is a striking moment of clarity, but it achieves such a thing with a sense of fragility that feels all the more rewarding. Preceding a “new album project”, the track is her first for the Communion label, and also features delicate vocal adornments from The Staves.

Stripped-back and largely unadorned, the track is shaped by a sadness that can’t easily be placed, the intonations, and the spaces surrounding Rose’s words, as meaningful an pertinent than those spoken aloud. “When I wrote Floral Dresses it really reminded me about who I was, and I always think that some of the best songs are the ones which can stand on their own with just one instrument,” Rose says of the track, and such sentiments flourish under the stark spotlight of the track; a quiet, emotive strum with a poignancy that will sit for days.

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T Rex  –  Taverne De L’ Olympia Paris 1971

Limited Edition of 300 – Pressed on Purple Vinyl, The Earliest recorded Live performance by T.Rex whilst still a 3 piece band – Features the single Ride A White Swan All royalties go to Light Of Love foundation for The Marc Bolan School Of Music.

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Lou Reed –  American Poet (Deluxe Edition)

Recorded live at Alice Tully Hall, NYC, January 27, 1973. Re- Packaged with completely new design photos and liner notes housed in deluxe card gatefold sleeve – Re mastered audio. CD Contains additional bonus disc of Unreleased U.S broadcast of the very first ‘proper’ Lou Reed solo show before the global Hit Walk On The Wild Side’. Contains classic Velvet Underground tracks’ I’m Waiting for the Man, Heroin, Sister Ray, Sweet Jane, and White Light White heat.

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Woods  –  Live At Third Man Records

There are certain bands in this supersaturated, hyper-fragmented, temperamental internet era that rise above ephemeral popularity not because they perpetually reinvent themselves or stay ahead of trends or make headlines with crazy antics or write a mega hit or have a super dreamy frontperson… there are certain bands that rise above because of one characteristic that trumps all others: consistency. Woods is one of those bands, and their wheelhouse is a decidedly mellow blend of folk, psych, soul, and funk that’s wise beyond its years in timbre and lyric. It’s a comforting kind of music Woods makes. It doesn’t take you anywhere you don’t want to go, even if they world they depict is less and less hospitable with every passing day. It’s a soundscape reflective of the world it was created in, and its lack of call-it-action and angst makes it endlessly listenable for those of us with regrettably overactive minds. With over ten years and nine studio records under their belt, this Brooklyn band also runs their own label and 2-day festival at Big Sur, and has carved out a loyal legion of appreciators who extol their steadfast artistry and work ethic. We got to see the Nashville Chapter of this legion, as well as a whole slew of new members, at their live taping in our Nashville Blue room, Monday May 2nd. All captured on their Live at Third Man Records LP.

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Neil Young  –  Peace Trail

Neil Young releases the brand new studio album Peace Trail on Reprise Records. Peace Trail features all new songs that Young wrote since the release of his album Earth in June. This new album is primarily acoustic and reflects an intimate, sparse approach to each of the ten songs within. The album was recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios and features Young on vocals and guitar, Jim Keltner on drums, and Paul Bushnell on bass. It was produced by Young and John Hanlon .

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Lucy Rose – Live At Urchin Studios

Live at Urchin Studios is Lucy Rose’s latest record, recorded in just one hour in front of a live audience at Urchin Studios, London. Rose has spent the last year touring mostly acoustically, not just in the UK and Europe but India, Turkey and for 8 weeks in Latin America where she lived with fans and played gigs every night for free. It was during this experience that she decided to record an acoustic live record with fellow bandmate Alex Eichenberger as many fans wanted to be able to listen to the songs again in this stripped down fashion. The record consists of six songs from Rose’s first LP, Like I Used To, and four from her second, Work It Out. The album is stripped back, raw, real, full of emotion and made entirely for the fans. Each song finds a new home in this intimate setting and highlights the stunning songwriting and vocals of an evolving artist.

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers commemorate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album by releasing two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album repertoire. Several of these albums have been out of print on vinyl for years and all albums have been remastered for this release except where noted. All LP’s in each of the limited-edition box sets are pressed on 180-gram vinyl with replica artwork.

The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991) features nine vinyl albums and features:

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
You’re Gonna Get It!
Damn The Torpedoes
Hard Promises
Long After Dark
Southern Accents
Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
Full Moon Fever
Into The Great Wide Open

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This stripped back live version of “Our Eyes” appears on Lucy Rose’s forthcoming album ‘Live At Urchin Studios’ released on 9th December 2016:Live at Urchin Studios’ is Lucy Rose’s latest record, recorded in just one hour in front of a live audience at Urchin Studios. Rose has spent the last year touring mostly acoustically, not just in the UK and Europe but India, Turkey and for 8 weeks in Latin America where she lived with fans and played gigs every night for free.

It was during this experience that she decided to record an acoustic live record with fellow bandmate Alex Eichenberger as many fans wanted to be able to listen to the songs again in this stripped down fashion but they didn’t exist.

The record consists of six songs from Rose’s first LP and four from her second. The album is stripped back, raw, real, full of emotion and made entirely for the fans.

In May 2015, Lucy Rose announced that her second studio record, ‘Work It Out’, showed her “development as a person”. Her album was recorded in London’s Snap Studios and produced by Rich Cooper, notable for his work alongside Mumford & Sons and Tom Odell.

Lucy Rose – Like An Arrow (Live At Rak Studios)
‘Like An Arrow’ is taken from the upcoming album ‘Work It Out’ available for pre-order now:  Lucy Rose, is an English singer-songwriter from Warwickshire, England. Her debut album, Like I Used To was released in September 2012.

Lucy Rose has shared a stripped back version of her second single “Like An Arrow’ off her forthcoming album ‘Work It Out’ Set to be released on July 6th, Lucy said about the album – “This record, it’s hopefully going to sort a few things out. Who I am. What I do. It’s direct. I love it” , Lucy Rose announced that her second studio record, ‘Work It Out’, showed her “development as a person” Her album was recorded in London’s Snap Studios and produced by Rich Cooper, notable for his work alongside Mumford & Sons and Tom Odell.