Madi Diaz spent the second half of 2014 on the road in support of her latest album Phantom, both headling and opening for such artists as Echosmith, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., X Ambassadors and Fitz and the Tantrums, and creating scores of new fans along the way. She ended the year with a headline show to a packed crowd at the Troubadour in her newly adopted home of Los Angeles. After taking a well deserved couple of months off in 2015, Madi will once again hit the stage this April for a short run of east coast dates starting in Boston on April 20. She’ll also make a special appearance on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz on April 22.
Listen To “Mess” From Phantom Here:
Phantom (Sept 30) was recorded in Madi’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. Underneath the effervescent pop, her lyrics reveal an emotional through line.
Madi Diaz Tour Dates:
Mon, April 20 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Tue, April 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Thur, April 23 Uncasvlle, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
Fri, April 24 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
(left to right: Patricia Nigiani (Nettwerk), Benito Pflüger (band member), Friederike Brodersen (Nettwerk), Marcus Bünte (Wintrup), Walter Holzbaur (Wintrup), Martin Schuhmacher (Nettwerk), Lùisa, Siebeth Darm (manager))
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of singer-songwriter Lùisa to its European label roster. The Hamburg-born artist impresses with her smoky voice, signature guitar lines and expressive compositions. The end of May will see the European release of her new album Never Own, on which she combines her folk roots with electronic mysticism, strong melodies with headstrong pop. Dancing between quiet introspection and stormy outbursts, the artistic progress of the 22-year-old can also be read in her vivid lyrics, which are sung in English, French and Italian.
The album was recorded both inside an old light ship in London and in a country house at the shores of the North Sea. It was produced by her band and the young and talented producer Filippo Cimatti.
This summer, acclaimed producer/artist Morgan Page will deliver his first album in three years, DC To Light.
Partnering with Sirius XM’s “BPM Bender,” Page premieres first single, “Open Heart” featuring singer/songwriter Lissie, whose past collaboration received acclaim when the Deadmau5 remix of their 2008 effort “The Longest Road,” earned Page the first of his GRAMMY nods.
“There’s something special that happens when we get together in the studio,” says Page of his long-time partner. “We somehow get these songs that just cut through the clutter.”
Partnering with Relix, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations shares the official music video for lead single, “Come People” from the forthcoming album, Nanna (out March 17 via Nettwerk Records).
In the past, Rudd was known for his onstage one-man-band setup, including a half-dozen guitar choices, three didgeridoos and various styles of native drum. Today, Rudd fronts an 8-piece band, featuring guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, horns, flute and backing vocals. The aptly-titled Xavier Rudd & The United Nations brings together musicians from all corners of the globe, representing the diverse cultures of Australia, Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany and Papua New Guinea. See full dates below.
Two-time Grammy award winning songwriter and frontman of the band fun., Nate Ruess teamed up again with Some Nights collaborators Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie on his anthemic new single “Nothing Without Love" (Fueled By Ramen) out today via all digital music providers.
The track includes backing vocals from Swedish muse, Lykke Li, along with guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer; and is accompanied by an epic music video directed by Anthony Mandler (fun, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey).
Nate discusses his upcoming solo album, arriving early this summer - in the current issue of Rolling Stone.
Watch/Share Official Music Video For "Bittersweet" Which Premiered On Kick Kick Snare
"Music’s ability to evoke emotion is pretty much unparalleled, and when a song is done right, it’ll wrap you around its finger and take you along for whatever ride it’s planned...“Bittersweet” is filled with a passion and technical precision that’s extremely rare. ARCHIS is their passion project, and it shows from the first note to the very last." – HillyDilly (“Most Popular Song Of The Week”)
“From start to finish, it's an absolutely mesmerizing song" – Diffuser.FM (“Let Me Love”)
"The EP is a cohesive mix of bright melodies and gorgeous instrumentation that highlights both artist’s strengths, while consolidating their artistic visions. From the rolling drums of opener “Blood” to the swelling horns of “Bittersweet,” ARCHIS is a cinematic adventure and a fearless pop offering from one of the most unexpected, but promising pairings out there today." - Indie Current
"ARCHIS are a singer/producer duo, but not the chanteuse-and-synthesizer variety that proliferate in the pop marketplace. No, on Archis’ self-titled EP, there are strings and horns involved, and it sounds sublime." – BuzzBands.LA
“ARCHIS is a sonic collaboration between the crazy talented Dia Frampton and the equally adept Joseph Trapanese. The product of their partnership is a pretty killer combo. Frampton’s voice and songwriting style are unique and haunting with just enough pop sensibility. Trapanese creates an orchestral backbone that makes you feel all the feelings.” – Kick Kick Snare
With their debut EP, ARCHIS has gained the attention of tastemakers for both the novel concept behind its inception and the cinematic, chilling and powerful music videos that accompany the tracks. Partnering with Kick Kick Snare, ARCHIS shares the official music video for “Bittersweet,” the second installment of a connected trilogy.
"Bittersweet" is about the loss of a dear relationship, a connection that was broken, and no matter how hard you try, you can't get it back. Sometimes you just have to let the past be the past. When you try to rekindle something you long for, it can end up stale and will never be what it used to. It's hard to let go, and those memories can haunt you in your sleep and never let you rest,” says Frampton.
Philadelphia’s Good Old War announce their first US tour dates in two years. The band is excited to also share the news that drummer Tim Arnold will re-join them for the run, having left Good Old War late last year after re-locating to Atlanta for the birth of his first child. The dates kick-off at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on March 30th and has Good Old War playing intimate venues throughout the Northeast and Midwest where they’ll be doing a set filled with fan favorites as well as some songs from their forthcoming full-length album due out this summer on Nettwerk.
The spring tour news comes less than two months after Good Old War announced that they signed to Nettwerk and were hard at work in Nashville on their fourth album. The new album is the follow up to their March 2012 full-length release Come Back As Rain which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and earned the band their late night TV debut on Conan in April 2012. Good Old War went on to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in August and toured nearly non-stop that year both headlining and supporting (Counting Crows, Dispatch and NEEDTOBREATHE). In addition, they found themselves playing the main stage at the Xponential Music Festival in Philly that summer alongside Wilco, Dr. Dog and The Lumineers.
2015 Juno Nominees The Once have announced a Spring headline tour starting on March 11 in Montreal, Canada and ending on May 9 in Birmingham, UK. The Newfoundland-based folk trio spent the majority of 2014 supporting label-mate and friend Passenger on his worldwide tour, but this marks their first international headline dates.
Watch The Official Music Video For Lead Single “We Are All Running” Here
The Once -- GeraldineHollett, AndrewDale and PhilChurchill -- received a JUNO nomination for their 2014 album Departures in the category of “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group," marking their second career nomination in this category. Their story began five years ago, when the band released their 2009 self-titled, award-winning debut, which was funded by a stranger at a show who was so impressed that he offered them $5,000 to make the album. Since then, the band has been quietly making a name for themselves in their native Canada, having collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned the aforementioned JUNO nomination for their 2011 album Row Upon Row of the People They Know. They caught the attention Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride at the Vancouver CelticFest, who offered them a label deal shortly after.
In honor of Valentine’s Day and celebrating love—for everyone, even those with gaps between their teeth, dandruff or questionable dance moves—Run River North teamed up with XO Mints on their new social music video, “The Ugly Couple Song.” It features the band covering a song originally written by Joshua Beeman and encourages everyone to open their hearts to love every day.
“The Ugly Couple Song,” created, directed and produced by RPA Advertising with Cut+Run handling editorial, stars three quirky men with humorous and yet somewhat universal tales of their awkward years, finding true love and ultimately starting “something beautiful.”
Fans can download the song on xomints.com for FREE.
Tammi Kidd Hutton was born and raised on her family’s farm in rural Kentucky. She was influenced at a very early age by several of her family members who played bluegrass music, along with her mother’s Motown and classic country album collection.
With her mother’s blessing, Tammi left her college early and followed her heart to Nashville. She began singing publishing demos within the first week of her arrival and signed a publishing deal shortly thereafter.
Tammi’s songs have been covered by a wide range of artists, including Rascal Flatts, Scott McCreery, Leann Rimes, Joe Nichols, and Don Williams and have been features in film and television. Her songs have won both country and pop BMI performance awards.