Nerina Pallot Announces 2018 UK Tour
Rickie Lee Jones on Channel 4’s The Great Songwriters
This week Channel 4’s ‘The Great Songwriters’ featured Blue Raincoat Songs artist Rickie Lee Jones. The show shines a light on the creative process of some of the worlds most renowned songwriters through interviews and exclusive performances. Watch Rickie’s episode via Channel 4 on demand here.
The Wandering Hearts Win Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award
Massive congrats to The Wandering Hearts who’ve been announced as winners of the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award ahead of The UK Americana Awards in 2018. Handpicked by Bob Harris OBE himself, this special award recognises an act that has particularly impressed the legendary music broadcaster throughout the year. The award ceremony will take place at Hackney Empire in February 2018, where the band will accept their award and perform live.
The Wandering Hearts are set to release their debut EP ‘Burning Bridges’ on Decca Records, November 17 this year.
Cigarettes After Sex Announce 2018 European Tour
With the latest leg of their seemingly unending global headline tour arriving in the UK next week, Cigarettes After Sex have announced yet more tour dates for 2018 including a headline show at London’s Brixton Academy on May 24. Kicking off in Nottingham this weekend, their latest UK headline tour will take in Leeds, Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, as well as a sold out show at London’s iconic Roundhouse on Monday November 20 – only 18 months since they made their London debut at The Lexington. See Cig’s full gig listings here.
Chrysalis Records Acquires New Catalogue
Chrysalis Records has acquired the catalogue of 5 artists from the Warner Music Group divestment. This deal sees the catalogues of Lucinda Williams, Grant Lee Buffalo, Dario G, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Toumani Diabaté added to our already formidable roster. The full story has been covered over at Music Week & Billboard.
Nerina Pallot Releases ‘Stay Lucky’
Nerina Pallot’s sixth album is out now. Released on her own Idaho Records, ‘Stay Lucky’ features the single of the same name as well as ‘Man Didn’t Walk on The Moon’, ‘Better’ & ‘Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’. The ten track LP is available on signed CD and picture disc over at Pledge Music and available to stream or download below.
Francesca Lombardo on Rinse FM
Francesca Lombardo recently hosted her second show for London’s Rinse FM. You can listen back or download the 2 hour mix of some of Francesca’s favourite tracks, both old and new, below.
Kevin Saunderson And KiNK Release ‘Idyllic’
Kevin Saunderson has teamed up with Techno’s man of the moment, KiNK, for a collaborative effort celebrating the 30th anniversary of Kevin’s KMS label. ‘Idyllic’ will be one of three tracks released as an anniversary EP featuring new material from Dubfire & Marc Houle to be released on October 9. Mixmag have the exclusive premiere. Listen below.
The Wandering Hearts Signing
It’s with great pleasure that we welcome The Wandering Hearts to Blue Raincoat Songs. With roots deep in Folk & Americana it’s no surprise they’ve found a home at the legendary Decca Records. The bands two singles ‘Wish I Could’ and ‘Devil’ are out now, serving as a perfect tease for their forthcoming debut album ‘Wild Silence’.
Kevin Saunderson with Gilles Peterson
Kevin Saunderson recently featured on Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 6 Music show as part of the Label Focus segment, discussing the history and future of KMS Records, as he plays some of the labels seminal releases. Listen back below.