Jalen N’Gonda Awarded Tour At The Montreux Jazz Talent Awards
A huge congratulations to Jalen N’Gonda who has been announced as the winner of the ‘Fairmont European Tour Award’ at this years Montreux Jazz Festival. The prize will see Jalen embark on a tour of four dates playing at Fairmont Hotels in London, Barcelona, Hamburg and Montreux. Dates for the tour are yet to be announced.
You can watch his award winning performance here.
Blue Raincoat Music Success At The AIM Awards
After a successful night at the AIM Independant Music Awards we’d like to give a special mention to our winning artists.
Phoebe Bridgers, Blue Raincoat Artist’s latest signing, won ‘International Breakthrough Of The Year’.
Let’s Eat Grandma, of Blue Raincoat Songs, picked up the award for ‘Best Sophomore Release’, with their critically acclaimed album ‘I’m All Ears’.
Also pleased to say Tracey Thorn, from Everything But The Girl, was presented with one of the most prestigious awards of the evening for ‘Outstanding Contribution To Music’.
Phoebe Bridgers Signing
We are very proud to welcome Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers to Blue Raincoat Artists. Her debut album, ‘Stranger In The Alps’ was released on Dead Oceans last September and has been cited by many critics as one of the albums of 2017. She has also received three nominations for the AIM Independent Music Awards.
In addition to this, Phoebe’s manager Darin Harmon will join the company in a dual role. As well as Artist management, Darin will oversee the Chrysalis Records catalogue in the US. You can read the full story over on Music Business Worldwide and listen to ‘Strangers In The Alps’ below.
Blue Raincoat Music At The AIM Awards
Congratulations are in order for Let’s Eat Grandma, Cigarettes After Sex & Phoebe Bridgers who have been nominated for a total of 7 awards across 4 categories in this years AIM Independent Music Awards.
Let’s Eat Grandma’s ‘I’m All Ears’ is a contender for both Best Sophomore Release & Independent Album Of The Year. Their lead single ‘Falling Into Me’ is also up for Independent Track Of The Year.
Cigarettes After Sex and Phoebe Bridgers are both nominated for International Breakthrough Act Of The Year. Phoebe’s debut ‘Strangers In The Alps’ joins Let’s Eat Grandma in the nominations for Independent Album Of The Year and her track “Motion Sickness” from the album is also nominated for Independent Track Of The Year.
Livio & Roby And Premiesku Signing
We’re extremely excited to have signed Livio & Roby to Blue Raincoat Artists, a duo that have been key influencers in the rising popularity of the Romanian minimal sound. Further to this Premiesku, the live collaborative project between Livio & Roby and George G, also join our management roster. Playing with one of a kind, custom-made hardware consoles, Premiesku have developed a unique live experience, showcasing their talents in some of the world’s most renowned clubs.
We are delighted to announce the addition of Hector to the Blue Raincoat Artists roster. The Guadalajaran DJ and producer has gone from being a Phonica Records clerk in London to an international headliner with his own label, party & clothing line. Hector joins us along with his manager Josh Fisher who will work as part of the BRA team.
Let’s Eat Grandma Release ‘I’m All Ears’ LP To Critical Acclaim
Let’s Eat Grandma recently released their second album ‘I’m All Ears’ to overwhelmingly positive press. Described as “remarkable”, “exceptional”, “daring”, and “extraordinary”, the album received numerous 5* and 4* reviews from the likes of the The Guardian and The Times. It was also album of the day on BBC Radio 6. Congratulations to Rosa and Jenny – you can check out their largely successful album below.
Cigarettes After Sex Release ‘Crush’
Cigarettes After Sex return with new single, ‘Crush’, the first new music from the band since the release of their eponymous debut LP last year. The single has seen great endorsement from Spotify having been added to New Music Friday playlists in over 15 countries. Cigs continue to tour and will be supporting Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on select North American dates this October. Listen to ‘Crush’ below.
Sparks Launches New Website
Our Berlin based booking agency Sparks has renovated it’s site, check it here.
Let’s Eat Grandma Feature In Q Magazine & Dork
With the release of their second album imminent, Let’s Eat Grandma’s ‘I’m All Ears’ has been attracting a lot of attention from heavyweight industry publications. The latest edition of Q magazine dedicates two pages to the duo with a 5 star lead album review. The girls also feature on this months cover of Dork, who describe the album as “brilliant, fresh and sounds like The Future”. ‘I’m All Ears’ is out June 29. Listen to singles from the album, ‘Falling Into Me’ & ‘It’s Not Just Me’ here