Thyla – Blame
Brighton Post-Punkster’s Thyla Share
Glistening New Single ‘Blame’
"Their moody tracks sound like direct descendants of Cocteau Twins and The Cure" – Pitchfork
"These are the sort of songs that come out of nowhere and hit you upside the head" – Stereogum
"Their future looks pretty rosy from where we’re sitting" – NME
"Swooning, vintage indie-pop" – DIY
"Glittering guitars, soaring vocals and a thunderous rhythm section" – The Line Of Best Fit
Edging ever closer towards the forefront of emerging British indie music, Brighton’s Thyla deliver another glistening reminder of their boundless potential in thunderous new single Blame.
Marshalled by frontwoman Millie Duthie’s soaring vocals, Blame exemplifies a band at the very top of their game with this latest display of euphoria soaked in reverb, brimming with creativity and accompanied by a series of stratospheric riffs and their trademark anthemic chorus.
Spotlighted alongside Pale Waves, Nilüfer Yanya and Sorry in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018, the indie juggernauts have already attracted a whirlwind of online support this year (Pitchfork, Stereogum, DIY) alongside sharing bills with acts including Sunflower Bean, INHEAVEN and Fickle Friends.
Named by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) as one of his Alternative Tips for 2018, the post-punk outfit will be headlining the BBC’s Biggest Weekend Fringe event later this month as well as appearances at The Great Escape where their tenacious live show is sure to earn plenty of plaudits.
Ahead of the track’s release, the band stated: "Blame is about the uncharacteristic choices people make when they’re trying to be like someone else, for the sake of someone else, at a cost to themselves. It’s a neurotic frenzy of guitars with self conscious lyrics about the state of paralysis jealously puts you in; blind anger with no real solution".
Produced by Macks Faulkron and mixed by Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Weaves), Thyla’s Blame is released on 9th May via B3SCI Records (Jungle, INHEAVEN, Trudy and the Romance).
12 May – Norwich Arts Centre (Dork showcase gig)
18 May – The Bee’s Mouth, Brighton (REX & Thyla present Guerilla The Great Escape show)
19 May – St Mary’s Church, Brighton (Alternative Escape)
23 May – The Boileroom, Guildford (BBC Biggest Weekend Fringe)
25-27 May – Dot to Dot Festival
26 June – The Castle & Falcon (supporting L.A. Witch)
Thyla is Millie Duthie (vocals, guitar), Mitch Duce (guitar), Dan Hole (bass) and Danny Southwell (drums)
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Sarah White – Carry Me Over
"Carry Me Over" New music from Sarah White
"All of the tracks on High Flyer are classic Sarah White: They’re smart, earthy, honest songs, full of heartbreak that cuts sharp through glittering wit, all a reminder that White is, as she always has been, the coolest gal around." – C-Ville
"Gorgeous, catchy and ultimately moving songs…" – Ryan Muldoon, Richmond-Times Dispatch no plastic.
"Sarah’s music kills me; beautifully from the ground up" – Dave Matthews
A chameleon-like performer with ever changing line-ups over the last decade, Sarah White has grown into a talented songwriter with a sizable body of poignant, catchy, and moving songs, perfectly ripe for the taking. A staple in the Virginia music scene, White has performed with the likes of Merle Haggard, Justin Townes Earle, Earl Scruggs, Will Oldham, Dave Matthews Band Caravan. She was also once named Best Songwriter in her hometown of Charlottesville, and recently took home the winning prize at the Ashland Coffee & Tea Songwriter Shootout. Her forthcoming album High Flyer features 11 of White’s best songs tracked with a bevy of seasoned players including Daniel Clarke (k.d. Lang, Ryan Adams) on piano and keys, Charles Arthur (Slaid Cleaves) on guitars, and Stewart Myers (Agents of Good Roots), who also produced the album, on bass. Special guests include Dave Matthews (who sings with White on ‘Sweetheart’); Carter Gravatt (guitars) of Carbon Leaf; Carl Anderson and Austin and Michael York of Sleepwalkers. Backed by a full band including pedal steel, keyboards,and guitars, she is ready to leave her mark with a bigger, brighter and accomplished sound on High Flyer, available August 3, 2018.
Valley Queen – Supergiant
from their upcoming debut album
IMPACTING JUNE 4
"Florence Welch fronting a retro rock band with traces of Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, and the Pretenders…lead singer Natalie Carol exudes a similar powerhouse intensity"’
NPR All Songs Considered
"Singer Natalie Carol possesses a stunning voice that can rattle the walls and stir the soul."
"‘Supergiant’ is an example of indie-rock perfection. It’s that rare song that from the first to the 100th spin sounds absolutely divine…. Natalie Carol’s siren-like voice rattles your bones and penetrates deep into your core, and they never leave you for a second."
North American Tour Dates:
July 5-8 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Fest
July 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
August 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
August 2 – Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
Aug 3-5 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
August 7 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
August 8 – Spokane, WA @ The Barlette
August 9 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
August 11 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
August 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
August 15 – San Luis Obispo, CA @SLO Brew
**Many more tour dates to be announced**
Steven Curtis Chapman – Remember To Remember
Labels: SCC Music
Number of Tracks: 1
Total Time: 3:40
From the Album: Remember To Remember – Single
Formats: Christian, Christian AC
Available Date & Time: May 21, 2018 10:45 AM ET
Impact Date: May 21, 2018
IMPACTING CHRISTIAN RADIO, JUNE 29TH
To my dear friends at radio:
Over the past few years as I was in the process of writing/telling my story in my book, Between Heaven & the Real World, I was reminded over and over again of the incredible power and importance of remembering. In the Old Testament, God told His people to tell and retell to each other the stories of His faithfulness, and even build monuments (stones of remembrance) to help them remember the places where He had showed up in profound ways on their journey. He knew how much they – and we – would need to have those tangible reminders.
As I’ve realized in a deeper way than ever why remembering is so important, I’ve also come to realize that redemptive remembering goes both directions…backwards and forward. As important as it is for us to remember God’s faithfulness for every step of the journey so far, it’s just as important, and maybe even more so sometimes, that we remember into the future…remembering God’s promises for the journey ahead.
This has been especially important for my family and me on our journey over these last 10 years since Maria went to be with Jesus.
Remembering keeps us grateful, humble, and most of all hopeful!
As you might imagine there’s lots more I could say about this…there’s always more I could say…ha! Which is why I was inspired to write this song: "Remember to Remember."
Obviously, the music and ministry that I’ve had the privilege of sharing with so many through the years has been a significant part of my amazing journey, you might even call it a "Great Adventure!" (See what I did there?!) I can’t think of the journey that has brought me to where I am without thinking about the profound ways Christian radio has helped provide me with the platform from which I’ve been blessed to share so much of what God has given me to share over the years. One of the ways God has shown His goodness and His faithfulness has been through our friendship and your support over the years.
As I remember how you and your station have supported me all these years, I hope Remember to Remember will encourage and inspire you to look back on all of the ways God has shown His goodness, faithfulness, and kindness to you. And as you listen to this musical reminder from me to you and your listeners, I hope you’ll remember how incredibly grateful I am for you.
It’s a privilege to do this work together,
Steven Curtis Chapman
In a career that has spanned 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, selling over 11 million albums, with ten RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums to his credit. He has been on "Good Morning America," "CBS Sunday Morning," CNN, MSNBC, "60 Minutes," "E! Entertainment", "The Today Show," "Fox & Friends," "CBS This Morning," "The Tonight Show," Glenn Beck’s "The Blaze," as well as appearing in the pages of People, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more.
Steven released his memoir, Between Heaven & The Real World, on March 7, 2017 (Revell) and appeared exclusively on "Fox & Friends" to talk about the book. Between Heaven & The Real World also made the Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers list two times and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association best-sellers list.
With countless tours under his belt, Chapman continues performing on the road at numerous festivals and events, currently headlining SCC SOLO, A Night of Hits, History and Influences. Chapman recently wrapped his third season hosting the monthly "Sam’s Place: Music For The Spirit" concert series at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where a portion of each ticket sale went to Show Hope, a movement Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, started to care for orphans.
Steven and his wife, Mary Beth – parents to six children, three of whom joined their family through adoption – are National Angels in Adoption® recipients and are the co-founders of Show Hope. Show Hope’s work is dedicated to restoring hope to thousands of children living as orphans by breaking down the financial barriers between waiting children and loving families. More than 5,500 children from more than 60 countries, including the U.S., have been impacted through Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants. In addition, more than 2,400 children with acute medical and special needs have received loving care through Show Hope’s Care Centers in China. For more info, visit StevenCurtisChapman.com or ShowHope.org.
Noah Gundersen – Number One Hit of the Summer
NUMBER ONE HIT OF THE SUMMER
After a whirlwind 2017 including a 65-date US headline tour,
Noah is ready to take over the airwaves this summer.
"For those programmers that still value ‘Rock Stars’, this guy is GOLD! For those who value ‘metrics’, the ‘Hit’ in the title is a great keyword…"
– Sky Daniels, Program Director 88.5 FM\Los Angeles
In Noah’s own words:
"The vocals are a straight homage to one of my favorite defunct Seattle bands,
The Lonely Forest.
It all came to me while watching Blink-182 side-stage at a festival two summers ago."
6 Million Streams on White Noise
US Headline Tour + Bumbershoot Festival
19 September – Wednesday – Charlotte, NC – Visulite
20 September – Thursday – Nashville, TN – High Watt
21 September – Friday – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
22 September – Saturday – Asheville, NC – Ambrose West
23 September – Sunday – Washington, DC – Miracle Theatre
25 September – Tuesday – Boston, MA – Sinclair
26 September – Wednesday – Portland, Maine – Port City Music Hall
28 September – Friday – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
29 September – Saturday – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
30 September – Sunday – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
1 October – Monday – Evanston, IL – SPACE
"Noah Gundersen has traded in his traditional acoustic crooning for something a little louder and edgier…" – Earmilk
"Moving away from the confessional, singer-songwriter fare that made up his first two LPs,
he began treading in more ambiguous, metaphorical waters."
– Entertainment Weekly
"The Seattle native has evolved to become an even more striking musician, his lyrics not only burning brighter, but his arrangements fuller and more intense to match their maker."
– Consequence Of Sound
Jenna Parr – God’s Got This (Radio Mix)
Labels: Broadhead Music Group
Number of Tracks: 1
Total Time: 3:19
From the Album: God’s Got This
Formats: Christian, Christian CHR, Christian AC, Christian Inspo, Christian Hot AC
Available Date & Time: May 21, 2018 10:05 AM ET
Impact Date: May 28, 2018
From a young age, Jenna has loved playing piano, singing, and sharing God’s Word and love with those around her. Her passions have all been combined to create her minsitry. Her goal in life is to use her music as a ministry and share God’s love to everyone she comes in contact with. Her song, God’s Got This, was inspired by Mrs. Charlotte Young, her pastor’s wife, who fought a long, hard battle with cancer. Throughout Mrs. Charlotte’s fight with cancer, she remained optimistic and coined the phrase, "God’s Got This." Hearing her happily say this everyday and seeing her confidence in God spoke deeply to others and has continued to remind people of the gracious God we serve. Jenna’s mission with this song is just carry on Mrs. Charlotte’s encouragment that God’s got it under control. In 2016, Mrs. Charlotte went on to her heavenly home, but Jenna did not want her popular saying to be forgotten. 2016 Jenna begin to record her debut EP entitled "God’s Got This" to share with people the confidence we should have in Christ. No matter what battle you’re facing, God has a plan and will get you through those hard times. Remember God’s Got This!
Curse of Lono – Valentine
NEW SINGLE ‘VALENTINE’ IMPACTING RADIO NOW
Glide Magazine Video Premiere
"continues the band’s exploration of its patented Amerigothica sound—one that comfortably rides right alongside both Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Drive-By Truckers" – MAGNET
THE NEW ALBUM AS I FELL PRODUCED BY OLI BAYSTON (BOXED IN)
TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 17th SUBMARINE CAT RECORDS
PLUS ALBUM DOCUMENTARY BY GREGG HOUSTON (NOEL GALLAGHER, MICHAEL
KIWANUKA, TINIE TEMPAH, FOY VANCE). WATCH TRAILER OR FULL FILM
PLUS UK HEADLINE TOUR & SUPPORTS FOR STEVE EARLE & SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY
Acclaimed London five-piece Curse Of Lono will release their second album ‘As I Fell’ on August 10th. Produced by Oli Bayston (Boxed In) at Rancho V, a remote desert studio in Joshua Tree, and Flesh & Bone Studios in Hackney, the album will be accompanied by a short documentary by Gregg Houston (Noel Gallagher, Two Door Cinema Club, Michael Kiwanuka, Foy Vance).
Formed in London in 2015, Curse Of Lono is Felix Bechtolsheimer (vocals and guitar), Joe Hazell (lead guitar and vocals), Dani Ruiz Hernandez (keys and vocals), Charis Anderson (bass and vocals) and Neil Findlay (drums).
‘As I Fell’ is the follow-up to ‘Severed’, one of the most critically acclaimed debuts of 2017, and builds on Curse Of Lono’s deeply cinematic blend of harmony-laden Americana and driving, gothic alt-rock. It’s a sound that owes as much to old faithfuls like The Doors and The Velvet Underground as it does to more contemporary artists such as The War On Drugs and Wilco.
Although some of the songs on ‘As I Fell’ revisit familiar themes like murderous jealousy and the death of loved ones, much of the album covers new ground.
‘Leuven’, with its sumptuous string arrangement, recalls the stories Felix’s grandfather told him about growing up as a half-Jew in Nazi Germany and a devastating train crash he survived in 1954 after the first football international between England and West Germany after World War 2.
"It was one of the worst train crashes in Belgian history," says Felix. "My grandfather and his brother were on their way home from Wembley, when their train, carrying hundreds of German supporters, derailed outside Leuven in Belgium. He told me that he was never able to shake the image of their coats soaked in blood as he and his brother dragged the bodies from the wreck."
Despite a conscious attempt to close the door on the heroin-related material that has inspired much of Felix’s previous work, ‘As I Fell’ does include a couple of old songs that have patiently waited their turn. The most notable is ‘And It Shows’, the first song Felix wrote after he gave up heroin and methadone in 2000.
"I was only a couple of weeks out of detox, living in a halfway house in Delray Beach. My best friend had passed away a few months earlier, my girlfriend of five years was gone and I was climbing the walls. It was a very dark time and the only thing I had to cling to were the songs that kept pouring out. I thought that I had exhausted that well but when we started working on this album, this song wouldn’t leave me alone. I’m glad I gave it another chance. It’s a time capsule."
Having spent much of 2017 on tour in Europe and the UK, Curse Of Lono will be embarking on their first UK headline tour in May this year. They have also been invited to open for Steve Earle and for Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes in Europe in July and in the UK in October.
CURSE OF LONO – Live Dates
May 17 – The Alternative Escape, Brighton
May 24 – Fat Lil’s, Witney (UK Headline Tour)
May 25 – The Lexington, London (UK Headline Tour)
May 26 – Dot-To-Dot Festival, Mr Wolf’s, Bristol
May 30 – Greystones, Sheffield (UK Headline Tour)
May 31 – Hug & Pint, Glasgow (UK Headline Tour)
June 1 – Gullivers, Manchester (UK Headline Tour)
June 2 – The Ent Shed, Bedford (UK Headline Tour)
June 22 – Isle Of Wight Festival
July 7 – Maverick Festival, Suffolk
July 12 – Oltrivierenhof, Antwerp (with Steve Earle and Southside Johnny)
July 14 – Paradiso, Amsterdam (with Southside Johnny)
July 18 – Fabrik, Hamburg (with Southside Johnny)
July 19 – Kaufleuten, Zurich (with Southside Johnny)
July 21 – The Sage, Gateshead (with Steve Earle – Summertyne Americana Festival) August 26 – Graze Festival, Winchester
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR ‘SEVERED’ (LISTEN ON SPOTIFY):
"If dangerous living bothers you, look away now – but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new
beacon of darkness." – MOJO
"The slide-fuelled romp ‘Five Miles’ and the evocative ‘London Rain’, with its ‘Riders On The Storm’-recalling Fender Rhodes vamps, are revelations, as Bechtolsheimer offers a sinewy, cinematic take on big-sky country roots rock." – UNCUT
"Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner." CLASSIC ROCK "Into Bon Iver? Try Curse Of Lono." -GQ MAGAZINE
"Sexy, sweaty and savage, Curse Of Lono explore the heart of darkness with unflinching accuracy." -SHINDIG!
"One of the most exciting new bands around… Mixing influences like Wilco, The Velvet Underground and The Doors, there’s no shortage of highlights and heartfelt songs on this ten- track album." – LOUDER THAN WAR
"Mean, moody and magnificent." – COUNTRY MUSIC MAGAZINE
"The best Shins-cum-Fleet Foxes record the world will ever hear… A record so brilliant and accomplished that in a fairer world, would outsell anything else on the radio today." – PERFORMER MAGAZINE (US)
"This record is a Southern Gothic dissertation spread over ten tracks, and Curse of Lono sound somewhere between Nick Cave and Wilco, or if The National had a morose Southern twin." –
RELIX MAGAZINE (US)
"Perfect for night drives and existential evenings." – MAGNET MAGAZINE (US)
"Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3… A refreshing dose of
Americana." – PASTE MAGAZINE (US)
"Take it for a ride, it’s a lot of fun." – UNDER THE RADAR (US)
"(‘Severed’) pulls off the difficult task of offering a fresh take on rootsy Americana, in part thanks to its leader’s poetic lyrics (Faulkner would be proud), and in part due to a cinematic sweep that owes much to a band like Tindersticks or the recent soundtracks by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis." – JIM DEROGATIS, WEBZ 91.5 CHICAGO (US)
"A grown up collection of songs that range from heartache, to sex for escape, to the darkest of humours and the general human condition." – NO DEPRESSION (US)
"Bechtolsheimer and his compadres make music like nobody else on the Americana scene." –
"One of the most exciting things to come out of the UK in years." NEW NOISE MAGAZINE (US) "In a class all of its own." – MAVERICK MAGAZINE
"I can only describe this as the unwanted bastard child of the Fleet Foxes and The Shins, who spent too long in the orphanage and as a result of his unloved upbringing, has a dark and twisted outlook on life but a fierce determination to succeed. This album is infectious, it sucks you
in! …This album makes me want to hit the road and drive through the night." – TNT MAGAZINE
"Curse Of Lono, created one of the sleeper hits of the year in the shape of ‘Severed’. Drawing from Americana and adding in shades of psychedelia, the likes of ‘Five Miles’, ‘London Rain’ and ‘Send For The Whisky’ are sublime creations that capture the heart." – VIVE LE ROCK
"A gorgeous album." – BLUES MATTERS
"They might just be the best new thing this year." – AMERICANA-UK
"A shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage Fanclub and a gothic Big Star."
– INNOCENT WORDS (US)
"Hands down my new favourite band." – BLURT MAGAZINE (US)
"Utterly, utterly mesmeric." – MUSIC_NEWS.COM
"With Severed, Curse of Lono bring an edge to Americana, crafting a record that cuts into the darker aspects of life, yet somehow making them just as beautiful as the happier ones."
– THE DAILY COUNTRY
"Curse Of Lono prove the future of Americana is just around the corner." – MUSIC SCRAMBLE
"Swooshes along like a plush car through wet nighttime city streets." – RECORD COLLECTOR
"An album that, quite simply, doesn’t have a single weak song… A rich, inviting, beautifully balanced sound that criss-crosses the Atlantic, references a range of influences, but remains steadfast in its individuality." – FRUK (FOLK RADIO UK)
Michael Stosic – Lead Me To The Rock
Labels: The Love Light Company
Number of Tracks: 1
Total Time: 2:42
From the Album: I Believe
Formats: Christian, Southern Gospel, Christian Country
Available Date & Time: May 21, 2018 06:00 AM ET
Impact Date: May 21, 2018
Inspirational Country singer / songwriter / recording artist Michael Stosic releases his new "Country Gospel, Goodtime Rock and Roll" single Lead Me To The Rock.
Lead Me To The Rock is a single from Michael’s newly released album "I Believe."
Michael is an independent recording artist and has been writing and recording Christian Music since 1986. He was selected as one of the Top 16 New Christian Artists in the Country by Praise Ministries of Los Angeles California and was asked to perform with Pat and Debbie Boone at the Anaheim Convention Center for the Praise Celebration 87 back in 1987 and has been doing Christian concerts and worship ministry ever since.