Alexi Murdoch's"Song For You" is featured in the heartwarming Christmas television commercial for UK pharmacy Boots, which had its first play during the finale of Downton Abbey this past Sunday.
Alexi Murdoch is a musician, writer and singer who was born in London and raised
in Scotland, Greece and France before traveling to the United States to attended university in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. He currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland, where he spends his days writing and sailing on a small, 92-year-old wooden sail boat. Since the release of his latest record, 2011's critically acclaimed Towards the Sun, he has played a number of sold out concert dates in Europe and North America, including appearances at prestigious venues like London's Union Chapel, Berlin's Admiralspalast, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series in New York, the Montreal Jazz Festival and Mexico City's Lunario del Auditorio Nacional.
He is planning the release of his third album in 2015, the product of recording sessions in Quebec and Iceland.
Frazey Ford has premiered a new video for single “September Fields” from her latest solo album, the critically acclaimed Indian Ocean. The video, which premiered on The Wall Street Journal (here), features a special look inside the album’s recording at Memphis’s historic Royal Studios with the iconic Hi Rhythm Section (Charles Hodges, Leroy Hodges and the late Teenie Hodges).
The “September Fields” video was shot by filmmaker Robert Gordon (PBS's "Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life And Times Of Muddy Waters"), who is responsible for connecting Frazey with the Hi Rhythm Section; after learning of her music while working on a documentary on Memphis soul, he invited her to Royal Studios to record. Frazey is the beneficiary of the Hi Rhythm Section’s almighty talents, the trio accentuating her sensual and opulent vocals with deep-bottomed bass, subtle backbeats, and airy flights of organ.
Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley return with the new single “Criminal.” Co-written by Justin Grey (John Legend, Ryan Cabrera, Mariah Carey), “Criminal” is the debut single from Ash Koley’s forthcoming album slated for release in 2015.
Ash Koley had major success with the single “Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground” in 2011, which peaked Top 10 at Canadian radio, reached an audience in excess of 250 million listeners, and was licensed to Lotto 649 for a year-long national promotion. Ash Koley have toured Canada coast to coast with internationally recognized artists Sarah Mclachlan and Ron Sexsmith.
Nettwerk is thrilled to announce the signing of Good Old War to its label roster. The band is currently in Nashville working on their forthcoming album (out Spring 2015) with producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krauss & Union Station, Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton).
The band has launched an album pre-order via PledgeMusic, allowing fans who pledge to gain access to a slew of fun exclusives, including everything from limited edition merchandise and private guitar lessons to performance opportunities and band-led tours of their hometown of Philly. Additional details and a full list of offerings are here: http://smarturl.it/GoodOldWarPM.
Vancouver-based children’s music duo Bobs & LoLo share the video for the instant children’s classic “Chris Moose” off their latest album Wave Your Antlers, which is available now on iTunes via Nettwerk.
In the coming weeks, Bobs & LoLo will hit the road with a cross-country Canadian tour, starting November 7th in Vancouver and finishing on December 14th in Abbotsford, British Columbia. A full list of tour dates are below.
Bobs & LoLo are two-time Juno nominated singer-songwriters and the dynamic duo regularly spotted on Canada’s national preschool network, Treehouse TV in their upbeat, musical preschool series - Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. The Canadian pair is dedicated to connecting children to nature and healthy choices with music, movement and make-believe.
Lily Kershaw recently visited the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to do a set for 5 at 5, presented by Ace Hotel, Martin Guitar and Show Cobra. Here she is performing her new song "Maybe" in the LA sunshine. Lily is currently on her first Canadian tour as support for Bobby Bazini. See all dates here.
From left to right: Luke Foley (Combustion writer), Chris Van Belkom (Combustion), Freeman Wizer (Sea Gayle), Tony Livadas (Brass Knuckles), Anthony Pisano (Brass Knuckles), AJ Burton (Nettwerk/Revelry), Neil Mason (Nettwerk/Revelry writer) and Danny D’Brito (Brass Knuckles)
Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music, Combustion Music, Sea Gayle Music and Complete Control Management recently came together to host a 2-day writing camp combining Nashville writers with two EDM artists: Tritonal and Brass Knuckles. Writing sessions took place from 10am – 7pm at Blackbird Studios and Combustion Music offices, with performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI providing daily lunch.
Participating writers included: NW1/Revelry clients Neil Mason, Mike Fiorentino and Tammi Kidd Hutton, Combustion client Luke Foley, and Sea Gayle clients Bryan Simpson and Ingrid Andress.
Nettwerk’s AJ Burton says, “The idea of organizing an outside- the-box writing camp in Nashville intrigued me and my colleague Melissa Emert-Hutner, and after discussing the idea with our friends at Combustion, Sea Gayle and Complete Control Management, we decided to give it a shot. Combining forces between two thriving genres and pushing the limits and EDM artists’ ability to feature various artists on their records, it just made sense to us.”
Complete Control Management's head of A&R Joseph Pepin says, "I've toyed around with the idea of sending dance acts from Complete Control's roster to Nashville for a while now. When I began discussing the idea with my friends over at Nettwerk, Combustion and Sea Gayle, I found that they shared an equal amount of excitement for the idea, so we moved forward with it. I've always had the utmost respect for the songwriting that takes place in Nashville and the ability that the writers in this city have to tell a story in a unique way. I think it is safe to say that we are all really happy with the results of the camp, and we hope to have more outside the box collaborations of this type in the near future.”
"An indie version of Taylor Swift. Insanely catchy, might make you feel like jumping on a bed." — Pigeons & Planes
Madi Diaz recently stopped by Pandora for a Whiteboard Session. Watch her perform “Pictures” from her latest album Phantom above or here. Diazhas been on the road since the release ofthe album on September 30th, first supporting X Ambassadors on the east coast, then Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on the west coast. She just announced a headlining show at the Troubadour in her adopted home of Los Angeles on December 8th. It will be presented by Alt 98.7's Close To Home. Prior to the Troubadour, she will headline The Mercy Lounge in Nashville on November 10th and will link up with Echosmith for four big city dates in the middle of November.
“Murphy's prancing, posing, playing, and crooning made for a fiendish, gorgeously lit tour de force…His vocals sound exactly the same as they always have… …This Goth god's career is far from dead.” – LA Weekly (Live Review from Fonda Theatre)
Today, iconic frontman Peter Murphy releases his live DVD, Mr. Moonlight Tour – 35 Years Of Bauhaus, filmed in Los Angeles last summer at the Fonda Theatre. The Mr. Moonlight Tour marked the first time since 2006 that Murphy performed full Bauhaus sets, and the first time he ever did so on his own.
Watch The Trailer For The Mr. Moonlight Tour – 35 Years Of Bauhaus DVD:
Bauhaus formed in 1978 and achieved worldwide cult status that continues to this day. As the main man of the acclaimed outfit, Peter Murphy helped usher in ground breaking opaque moods and atmospheres into the post-punk landscape. Bauhaus originally split in 1983, but eventually bowed to public pressure to reform in 1998 and again in 2005.
"Sinéad's nearly 30-year career forms a portrait of an artist in conflict; a brilliant singer who remains musically, politically and personally uncompromising after forays into folk, pop, standards, reggae and points beyond. By definition, her catalog is erratic, but it's consistently bold and surprising...Its first single, "Take Me to Church," looks back on a lifetime of battles and broken loves, only to find pathways to peace, redemption, forgiveness and wonder…the song provides a stirring and frequently beautiful glimpse into the mind of a singer who searches constantly for improvements in herself." - NPR
Out today, Sinéad O'Connor shares the official music video for "8 Good Reasons" from her 10th studio album I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss (available HERE via Nettwerk Records).
Shot on a bus in Dublin, the official music video for “8 Good Reasons” shows Sinéad at her most direct and powerful, but also demonstrates the power of redemption. "8 Good Reasons" is an emotive and beautiful song that represents the very best of her songwriting, her ever-powerful vocal set to a an uplifting chorus produced by longterm collaborator John Reynolds.