CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO HEADLINE “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2016”
To ring in the New Year, music superstar Carrie Underwood will headline the evening with a performance of her hit songs for over 1 million fans in Times Square moments before the ball drops, live on ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.” The ten-time Billboard Music Award winner and eight-time American Music Award winner has spent 38 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and recently celebrated the release of her fifth studio album, “Storyteller.” America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place live from Times Square on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
BEAU TO PLAY THE WAITING ROOM, STOKE NEWINGTON NOVEMBER 9TH + NEW SINGLE
NYC’s finest up-and-coming duo BEAU will be playing their second ever UK show this November 9th at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington. The pair will be releasing their debut album in March next year and play London as part of their European tour. Please see album pr attached with full details on their forthcoming record ‘That Thing Reality’ and a complete set of European dates.
Check out BEAU’s recent single ‘C’Mon Please’ here:
HOBART W FINK NEW SINGLE
The MuseBox today announced the Pure Grain Audio premiere of “Boyfriend,” the new single from the flippant, disaffected grunge rock of Hobart W Fink. Recorded by Chris Kasych (Wavves, Vampire Weekend), “Boyfriend” is the first track from Hobart W Fink’s The Post Hummus EP, due for a November 13 release. Called “raw and sophisticated” by Moxipop, Hobart W Fink’s 2014 album Back and Forth Forever debuted on KROQ’s Rodney on the Roq and KCSN’s Buzzbands L.A. It charted top 10 on KKBB and top 20 on FMQB. Hobart W Fink’s songs have been featured in SyFy cult hits Sharknado 2 and Three Headed Shark Attack. “Boyfriend” features Desperate Housewives star Rachel Fox on guest vocals.
PURPLE NEW VIDEO
Purple, whose sound “hits you like a bolt of lightning shot out of a Jim Beam bottle with a thunderclap punk rock chaser” (Phoenix New Times) are back and hell bent on following-up their critically-acclaimed debut album (409). The Beaumont, Texas band that NPR’s All Songs Considered promised to “follow to the end of the Earth” partnered with Nerdist to release the tongue in cheek new video for “Mini Van”, the first glimpse of music from the band since they entered the studios to record their sophomore album.
Watch “Mini Van” on NERDIST here:
EZRA FURMAN “BODY WAS MADE”
Following the release of his standout LP Perpetual Motion People on Bella Union, Ezra Furman has shared the playful video for ‘Body Was Made’ on Noisey. The video sees an all-star cast featuring members of Bella Union label-mates Landshapes as well as members of Peggy Sue performing in a sort of bizarro-reality musical contest that’s brimming with humor and sass. Director Anika Mottershaw notes: “We wanted the video to feel goofy and fun. It was fun making it with our friends, and we hope that comes across.” This invented scenario accomplishes these aims, all the while beautifully addressing the themes of bodies and identity that Furman so poignantly raises up in his lyrics. As Ezra explains himself: “Body Was Made is a protest song against the people and forces that would make me ashamed of my body, my gender and my sexuality. Its a declaration of freedom from false authority and self-appointed social police who have given me grief all my life.”
Having just completed his debut North American tour opening for Meg Myers, Brisbane based artist Jarryd James drops a remix of “Regardless”, a track from his first Interscope release, featuring fellow Australian artist Julia Stone. Remix available here:
HOLY ’57 EP STREAM
This week, Londoner Holy ’57 unveils his latest work with the release of his EP titled H. He partnered up with music blog site It’s All Indie to premiere the EP stream.
“All in all the EP is well worth a listen, if it’s raining outside this is the perfect companion, if it’s sunny outside whack this on and go for a stroll, the EP is made for every occasion” – Fred Bambridge, It’s All Indie
KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS NEW VIDEO
Today Keep Shelly In Athens shares the video for “Now I’m Ready” (Feat. Ocean Hope) directed by FACES, via PAPER Magazine. The band and video directors also spoke with PAPER about the new album and the story of how the video came together. PAPER compares the style of the video to that of acclaimed director Lars Von Trier, a high compliment in our book.
KCRW STREAMS URSULA 1000’S COLOR-COATED NEW ALBUM
Ursula 1000 (aka Brooklyn’s Alex Gimeno) sees the release of Voyeur this Friday, the first album on Gimeno’s own Insect Queen Music label after releasing his five previous albums on Thievery Corporation’s ESL Music imprint before its demise. The new album features guests Lady Bunny, Federico Aubele, Mocean Worker, QDUP, Puddles Pity Party, and The Lovers Key, and is streaming in full this week at KCRW. The Brooklyn album release event will take place on November 6th at the Safari Room as well.
ONE DIRECTION TO PERFORM THEIR NEW SINGLE “PERFECT” AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that global music superstars One Direction will perform their new single “Perfect” at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. The band, who won three awards at last year’s ceremony (Artist of the Year, Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock, and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock), join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
WAKEN EYES “PALISADES” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
The all-star progressive metal band WAKEN EYES just released a music video for the track “Palisades”. Their debut album “Exodus” will be released on October 30th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records.
DANIEL CORREA “DON’T STOP”
“I want people to listen to my music and hear the honesty in it, to know that I’m not putting on airs or trying to be someone I’m not… that the joy and pain I write and sing about are real.” Daniel confesses that off-stage he’s a bit of an introvert, quiet and introspective, but it’s on-stage where he truly comes alive.
‘IT’S ABOUT TIME’ FOR NEW HANK WILLIAMS JR. MUSIC
Country music icon Hank Williams Jr. announced today that his new album, IT’S ABOUT TIME, will be released January 15, 2016 on Nash Icon Records. On November 4, the Superstar will world premiere his lead single, “Are You Ready for the Country” featuring Eric Church, across Cumulus stations nationwide. That evening, the pair will open the 49th Annual CMA Awards with the new collaboration during “Country Music’s Biggest Night™,” airing live on ABC at 8/7c.
Beginning November 1 through December 1, fans are encouraged to visit HANKandERIC.com for a chance to win a guitar signed by Hank which he will play during the CMA Awards performance. The winner of the #HANKandERIC sweepstakes will be announced on December 4 via social media.
123 AGENCY LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION
123 AGENCY, Australia’s newest music agency has launched its new corporate division – 123 AGENCY Corporate. Already representing some of the country’s biggest names in music including Kingswood, The Veronicas, Guy Pearce, Stonefield and Australia’s next big thing – At Sunset.
The new 123 AGENCY Corporate division will focus on providing world class entertainment to corporate events. These include Gala Dinners and Award ceremonies, world-class sporting events, product launches and exclusive private functions. Our talent not only includes some of the countries best DJ’s and cover bands, but our extensive international networks allows our clients to also have unique entertainment options from abroad.
RIP DIANE CHARLEMAGNE
“I’m very sorry to have to announce the death of Diane Charlemagne. Diane passed away this afternoon surrounded by her family after losing her brave battle with cancer.
The release of her last record ‘It’s In Your Eyes’ featuring Andy Rourke of The Smiths and remixed by Youth, will go ahead on November 20th as planned, with the proceeds going to Diane’s family.” – Andrea x
JAMES CROOKS WITH DEBUT SINGLE “NATURALLY”
Mixed by Chris Collins (TIGERTOWN, Gang Of Youths), the debut single from James Crooks titled ‘Naturally’ is a powerhouse alternative-pop tune harnessing elements of electronic genres and hip hop beats to complement the soulful voice of special feature vocalist Paige IV (Sony ATV).
RICKY GERVAIS NAMED HOST OF ‘73RD ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS’
Returning to the same stage where he brought his acerbic sense of humor to Hollywood, Ricky Gervais has been named host of the “73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards®,” set for Jan. 10, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The three-hour ceremony serves as the official kick-off to awards season and will be aired live coast to coast from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.
“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. ”Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”
MARY JENNINGS “HOME”
With an enormous singing voice that transcends her small frame, an extraordinary rock sound full of robust piano hooks, and a one-of-a-kind storytelling ability drawn from a remarkable and emotional history, Mary has carved out her own unique niche in the industry by doing things her way.
Hear Mary’s standout track “Home” from her Metamorphosis album, here:
CLOSET STRAIGHTS ‘EIGHT DAYS’ SINGLE
Individually, each member of CLOSET STRAIGHTS brings their own inspirations and inclinations that reach from the far out regions of jangle-pop to the vast plains of true-country ramblers. As a unit however, these differences cum together to create a melting pot of true fusion. This becomes evident on their first collaborative effort, the rollicking AA side acid-country 7″ WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING/ELEVEN HOURS, released back in late 2013. The track(s) received regular airplay on local community stations RRR and PBS as well as TRIPLE J, and secured them support slots with bands like IMMIGRANT UNION and EATEN BY DOGS.
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS INDUCTED INTO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Groundbreaking vocal group, The Oak Ridge Boys, became one of the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 25, 2015. Considered country music’s most prestigious event, the ceremony is the official induction of new Hall of Fame members.
Alongside fellow 2015 Inductees Jim Ed Brown and The Browns, and studio session great Grady Martin, The Oak Ridge Boys were feted with heartfelt testimonials and memorable performances of songs they made famous. The artists paying tribute varied widely in ages, backgrounds, and styles, which underscored the eclectic nature and crossover appeal of the musical contributions of the artists being honored.
“TILL THE MONEY RUN$ OUT” VIDEO
CUTTING CREW has announced details of their first new material for ten years. The multi-million selling, Grammy nominated UK outfit fronted by Nick Van Eede were responsible for one of the biggest hits of the 1980s – with (I Just) Died In Your Arms – and the band’s revelatory new album entitled Add To Favourites is their strongest to date and is OUT NOW on In Like Flynn Records, via Cherry Red Records.
A single from the album – the Jackson Browne/George Harrison-tinged Till The Money Run$ Out – was released on September 4th. With some glorious Californian harmonies Van Eede sings “Now you said that you like to play the field/And I should get over it/But when all of your games got to be revealed/I was the last to hear of it,”
CONTINENTS EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM AT METAL HAMMER
Hailing the album as “Another solid dose of crunching hardcore ferocity,” Metal Hammer Magazine and UK outfit CONTINENTS have joined forces to debut the new album Reprisal, set to be released this Friday, October 30th.