The Belleville Three Announce 2017 DJ Tour
The pioneering techno trio of Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, otherwise known as The Belleville Three, have announced initial dates on their highly anticipated DJ Tour. Occurring throughout 2017, this tour marks the first time the three have embarked on a series of shows under their collective moniker.
So far sets have been confirmed at Coachella & Detroit’s own Movement Festival with plenty more to come. Keep up to date with further gig announcements via The Belleville Three’s official Facebook Page.
Friends Of Jo Cox Charity Single Out Now
Last week we released our protest single honouring the legacy of Jo Cox. The single, a cover of The Rolling Stones, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ has seen overwhelming success and we are truly grateful for the support shown by everybody involved.
Gracious gestures have been shown by many, including Chancellor Phillip Hammond who waived VAT on the single as well as Sir Mick Jagger & Keith Richards have agreed to relinquish their mechanical royalty rights, meaning every penny of track sales will go towards the Jo Cox Foundation. Bookmakers such as Ladbrokes & William Hill had the single at odds as low as evens for the Christmas No.1 bet, whilst the latter have pledged to donate all money staked on the record to the Jo Cox Foundation. The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn put aside their differences in the house of commons to show their support for the single.
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ also reached the Top 10 in the iTunes Downloads Chart, No.2 in the Indie Breakers Chart for Christmas 2016, No.4 in the Physical Singles Chart and the Top Ten in the Christmas 2016 Independent Singles Chart. Overall the single has raised £40,000 from downloads, streams, physical CD’s and donations. The single is available to purchase here.
Chrysalis Records To Release ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ By Friends Of Jo Cox
Chrysalis Records first single, a cover of the Rolling Stones’ classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, is a unique protest song set for release in tribute to the late MP Jo Cox for her outstanding public service.
Working under the name Friends of Jo Cox, featured artists include Steve Harley, Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall, David Gray, the cross-party parliamentary band MP4, members of the parliamentary choir and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.
Track sales will raise funds for the launch of the Jo Cox Foundation, which was established after her death. The song was selected as it called for multiple singers and choirs, reflecting a message of togetherness and will be released on December 16th.
Nadia Reid Signing
We are very pleased to welcome our latest Blue Raincoat Songs signing – Nadia Reid. The singer / song writer hails from Auckland, New Zealand and her musical stylings transcend folk & americana with smooth guitar sweeps and playful structures. Following rave reviews of her debut album Listen to Formation Look for the Signs which released on Spunk records in November 2014, the future looks bright for the 24 year old.
Francesca Lombardo Releases ‘Upper Hour’ EP
Juan Atkins Signing
We are delighted to announce our latest addition to Blue Raincoat Artists, Juan Atkins. Known alongside Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May as one of the Belleville Three, Atkins’ place in the history of dance music is unparalleled, heralded internationally as ‘The Originator’, one of the founding fathers of techno.
First producing in the mid 80’s under monikers Model 500 and Cybertron, Atkins achieved timeless hits with ‘No UFO’s’ & ‘Clear’. His momentum and development has endured ever since, seen in the sheer quality and breadth of his discography, including seminal works with Moritz von Oswald as Borderland.
Let’s Eat Grandma Q Awards Nomination
Congratulations to Norwich’s own experimental duo, Let’s Eat Grandma, who have been nominated for Q Magazine’s Best Breakthrough Act award. This follows the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, I Gemini, out now on Transgressive Records. Best of luck to the pair, who are up against the likes of Blossoms, Jack Garratt & Christine And The Queens.
Kevin Saunderson Releases ‘Into The Future’
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Jack McManus Song Features On The Shires Album
‘Desperate’, written by Blue Raincoat Songs’ own Jack McManus has made it onto the second album of country duo, The Shires, entitled My Universe. The UK two-piece have found a new home with Big Machine, the Nashville-based label; a signing secured off the back of what was the fastest selling UK Country LP in history.