"Electric ultra-pop… Guitars and keyboards grind in time to the big buzzy heart-bleeding vocals." - IMPOSE
“The songs all creep up on you, rather than being over-the-top. What they will ensure is that you’ll want to go back and check them out again and again.”
- Classic Rock Magazine
Ten years, five studio albums and thousands of gigs in, Canada's The Trews released their self-titled, Nettwerk debut digitally in the U.S. last month. The album is an electrifying punch of 70s rock with tight grooves and pristine vocal harmonies and this morning, the Ontario-based rockers have partnered with Diffuser to premiere the video for blazing lead single, "What's Fair Is Fair".
Produced by Gavin Brown (Metric, BillyTalent, The Tragically Hip) and guitarist John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews, The Glorious Sons), The Trews is the band’s maiden release with new label Nettwerk, home to Passenger, Peter Murphy, Boy & Bear, Family of the Year and more.
“..they have us in the palms of their hands… ‘Beatings’ is a highlight, a wail of white noise-guitar and fuzz bass, with Wood a swirling shadow before bleaching bright lights, singing “my heart stops beating for you” like a modern-day Nico…They’re twice the band they were a year ago. It’s exciting to think where they might be in another 12 months.” – NME 8/10 Live Review (May 2014)
Coming off of a stellar performance at Brighton’s The Great Escape festival, UK duo Coves have announced their live Stateside debut this September as support for The Raveonettes, starting September 22 in San Francisco and hitting Santa Ana (9/23), Los Angeles (9/24), Chicago (9/26), two nights in Brooklyn (9/29, 9/30) and DC (10/1). They’ll also stop in Cincinnati to play the MidPoint Music Festival on September 27. All dates are listed below. Coves’ debut album Soft Friday, which was released in the UK in March to rave reviews, will be available on September 2 in North America.
Watch The Video For “Beatings” Here:
Coves spent the last 18 months quietly acquiring critical acclaim in the UK, with support from BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw and many more. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s classic “Wicked Game” peaked at No. 1 on Hype Machine. Following a set at Latitude 2013 that found the band playing to a rammed and rapturous tent, they signed to Nettwerk Records. They released their debut album Soft Friday on March 31 in the UK, and supported the release by joining Band of Skulls on the road.
Radical Face's song "The Mute" from his lastest album, The Family Tree: The Branches, is featured in the trailer of Zach Braff's latest project, "Wish I Was Here." The trailer premiered this morning on the Today Show, and the film opens July 18.
Watch the trailer above and listen to the full album version of "The Mute" below.
LA singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw released a brand new song called "Maybe" last week, which shot to #3 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart today after being featured in last night's season finale of CBS hit series Criminal Minds. Listen to the song above!
Canadian indie rock band Current Swell stopped by Toronto's New Rock station The Edge to perform "Rollin" and "Keys To The Kingdom" (see above) from their current LP Ulysses (out now). They also performed a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do.”
The band also stopped by the Sirius XM studios during their recent jaunt to SXSW 2014 to perform "Keys To The Kingdom" and title track "Ulysses." To watch the latter, click HERE.
"Platinum-selling artists in their native Australia, Boy & Bear look to the West Coast rock classicism of Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne on their second album, given a glossy transatlantic sheen by mix engineer Phil Ek." - Uncut "Ones To Watch In 2014"
Heavily celebrated Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show has rejoined Nettwerk Records for the Canadian release of their upcoming new album Remedy, due out July 1. Remedy is full of catchy melodies, quirky and often humorous lyrics, all executed with mesmerizing musicianship. Ten years after the massive success of folk anthem “Wagon Wheel,” which started as a track on a Bob Dylan work tape later finished by fiddler/band leader Ketch Secor, Remedy features a new Dylan/Old Crow penned collaboration on the track “Sweet Amarillo” one of the album’s many highlights. Remedy also features the return of producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem), who produced 2012’s highly praised Carry Me Back.
Long before the resurgence of folk and roots rock, Old Crow Medicine Show was performing their fiery style of amped up old-time music, cultivating a diverse fan base who thrive on the band’s energetic performances. The songs on Remedy are chock full of the same raw energy, swagger and drive that has made rabid fans of everyone from hipsters to college students to traditional music purists. “This is country music for people who think country music needs a whoopin,'’ says Secor, who adds, “Country music that knows how deep its roots run--- from the dirtiest blues to the folkiest folk, the songwriters, the crooners and the Outlaws, to the Opry stage; it's all here.” Kicking off with "Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer,” a new take on the classic prison tale, the band then launches into the hyper speed "8 Dogs 8 Banjos," a timeless original that could have been penned ages ago, but with more fire. Though Old Crow Medicine Show is loved for their fast and furious up-tempo numbers, they shine brightly on the ballads including the touching "Dearly Departed Friend" and Critter Fuqua’s “Firewater.”
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Sinéad O’Connor to its worldwide label roster. An album of brand new recordings The Vishnu Room will be released on August 12.
Indicative of where Sinéad is in life, the album is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. “Having published Sinead as a songwriter for the last 5 years, it’s great to now broaden that relationship to the Nettwerk label too. The new recordings are incredible and we’re all very excited to be working on this worldwide release for later this year,” says Blair McDonald, MD of Nettwerk Music Group UK.
From her breakthrough hit, 1987’s Mandinka, to the multi-platinum international success of 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got with its number one version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” from her fearless genre-crossing forays into Irish folk, and roots reggae to her collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and The Chieftains, O’Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic female artist of the past 30 years. There is no one like Sinéad O’Connor.
both dramatic and danceable” – New York Magazine
“Whatever pause this Australian's childlike voice gives you is almost immediately erased by the sophistication of what unfurls next. She's part Lykke Li, part Feist, and not an iota less interesting than either.”— Esquire
“A traditional pop sensibility structures elements of wandering, atmospheric electronica, while crescendos of rich instrumentation give the collection a classical touch. And then there’s Croome’s singular voice: Utterly sweet, but with the thick complexity of honey, rather than a childlike or cheeky bubblegum smack” – MTV World
“Gossling’s already won over her Australian audience, but now it’s our turn to get acquainted with her” – All Things Go
LISTEN TO (& SHARE!) “Harvest Of Gold”:
Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne’s Gossling (aka Helen Croome) to its label roster. Having won critical praise in the states and abroad, Gossling will see the proper release of her debut full-length album, Harvest Of Gold, in North America on September 23.
Written in Tasmania and realized in Melbourne, alongside producer John Castle (The Bamboos/Vance Joy/Washington), Harvest Of Gold is ten tracks of gorgeous pop songcraft – a rich blend of plucked harps, guitar climaxes and retro, European disco.
In case you missed it, Run River North stopped by VH-1 to perform "Monsters Calling Home" for their popular morning show, "Big Morning Buzz Live!" Be sure to catch the band live at one of the upcoming tour dates below.
Complete Dates For Run River North:
05/09 Palo Alto, CA Stanford University
06/01 San Diego, CA Fiesta Del Sol
06/06 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
06/07 Pasadena, CA Make Music Fest
06/21 San Francisco, CA Chapel
06/23 Portland, OR MS Studios
06/24 Seattle, WA Tractor
06/25 Vancouver, BC Media Club