We are all desperately sad to have heard the news of Nigel Grainge’s passing. It had been a real joy to reconnect with Nigel in the past year since we became the effective custodians of his iconic label Ensign Records, discussing with him all the great signings he made, including of course Sinéad O’Connor and The Waterboys.
He unearthed from his vast collection a variety of demos, out-takes and alternative versions that were a joy to listen to. More than anything else it was such a pleasure, as in years past, to hear him talk with knowledge, passion and enthusiasm about the music he cared for. Those were the qualities that guided him through his career. He should be an example and inspiration for all people, young and old, who make their living working with this precious commodity that he loved so much. Nigel we will miss you.
Jeremy Lascelles and all at Chrysalis Records
Delano Smith to Release ‘Detroit Lost Tapes’ on Sushitech
Berlin based label Sushitech are set to release ‘Detroit Lost Tapes’, a brand new compilation of rare and unreleased tracks from Delano Smith. The package will be pieced together from an extensive archive of recordings, stems and mixes. More release info coming soon.
Jack McManus co-writes ‘Skyline’ by Möwe
Nadia Reid Announces UK & European Tour
Infinity Ink & Luca Cazal Signing
We are pleased to welcome Infinity Ink to Blue Raincoat Artist. Consisting of Ali Love and Luca Cazal, the pair broke through in 2012 with standout single ‘Infinity’. Now regulars at Jamie Jones’s Paradise parties, Infinity Ink’s live sets have quickly become a crowd favourite. With a slew of acclaimed releases under their belts, the duo are currently working on their highly anticipated debut album.
We are also excited to be looking after Luca Cazal’s solo endeavours. The Italian DJ, producer and label owner has enjoyed much success, picking a much coveted DC10 residency in Ibiza and releasing on some of the genre’s most influential labels, including Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations.
Let’s Eat Grandma Remix ‘I Bow Down’ By Pixx
Kevin Saunderson As E-Dancer Releases ‘Heavenly Revisited’
As part of KMS Records 30th Anniversary, founder and label owner Kevin Saunderson will deliver ‘Heavenly Revisited’, a reissue of his classic E-Dancer LP, first released in 1998, now remastered and remixed with more recent E-Dancer material added. The first EP, featuring three tracks available on vinyl and digital, lands May 5.
Jack McManus Co-Writes ‘Brother’ by Little Giants
Nerina Pallot Signing
Welcoming Nerina Pallot to the Blue Raincoat Songs family! This prolific singer-songwriter joins us ahead of her sixth studio album ‘Stay Lucky’, due out October 13 on her own label, Idaho Records. Clash Music recently premiered the title track to her forthcoming LP, which you can listen to here.
At Blue Raincoat Songs we’ve signed Cabbage, the Manchester five piece regularly pegged as one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now. Having released their debut ‘Young, Dumb And Full Of…’ LP the band have just embarked on their busiest tour schedule yet.
Consisting of Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephan Evans (bass) & Asa Morley (drums), they’ve been included in the longlist for BBC Sound of 2017 alongside artists such as Anderson .Paak, Rag’N’Bone Man, RAYE & Nadia Rose.