North-London rockers Passive are the latest to emerge from the pool of young talent swelling in and around London. After hearing their debut single ‘Anti-Romantic’ and latest follow-up ‘Like This’, Musicvein had to get the lowdown on the band. Musicvein: Tell me who Passive are Passive: “We’re Elliott Norman – Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitar, Philip Snowden – […]
Universal Music announced that Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is officially the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century, as well as the most-streamed classic rock song of all time. Taken from Queen’s 1975 album A Night At The Opera and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 – the single has surpassed 1.6 billion global streams […]
Over 50 Artists, Businesses and Execs signed an Anti-Brexit letter, created by Music4EU to the government, calling for an alternative to Brexit. Signatories include Annie Lennox, Jamie Cullum, Alan McGee, Paloma Faith and The Lightening Seeds. Sammy Andrews of Music4EU said: “Rarely do so many factions within the music industry unite on any subject, but […]
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: If You Don’t Know Me – The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Soul’s Sexiest Superstar ‘If You Don’t Know Me’ is the untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man who was poised to become the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his […]
Last week Coldplay released the single E-Lo under spin-off band Los Unidades. ‘E-Lo’ the single featuring Pharrell Williams and Jozzy is the first single released as part of the Global Citizen EP 1 – the Global Citizen charity being a movement aiming to end extreme poverty by 2030. Future releases from the EP feature David Guetta, Stormzy, Whizkid […]
Damien Soul at AGT – California “…If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything , to keep what you want from ending, do it…” Pauline Kael – American film critic. Heeding to the words of American film critic, Pauline Kael, UK independent artist Damien Soul auditioned for US show […]
After 4 years artist David Gray makes his comeback with a brand new video from forthcoming new album Gold In A Brass Age, due for release on March 2019. For the video of new single ‘The Sapling’, lead-off track off the album, Gray personally sought out Baltimore-based zoetrope artist Eric Dyer to create the kaleidoscopic clip to accompany the single. […]
Rostered to play on the same bill led to a whiz-bang meeting of two minds for ex-Holloways frontman Alfie Jackson and singer/songwriter Gemma Rogers. Collaborating as Two – the duo are set to release debut single ‘Angels’, 14th December, hotly followed by a 5-track EP ‘Great Expectations’ in January. Describing themselves as telling modern stories […]
Anthony Tombling Jr aka CUTS Composer and Film-Maker Anthony Tombling Jr aka CUTS has released a second video from his upcoming debut album ‘A Gradual Decline’. The video ‘From Here To Nowhere’ shows a diver swimming through a sea of plastic waste. Set to a sparse composition which intensifies as the ecosystem explored becomes more […]
60 years since Buddy Holly first entered the UK album charts, with ‘The Chirping Crickets’ in 1958, the rock and roll pioneer is back in the Top 20, with an album which picks up where he left off at his very last recording session. ‘True Love Ways’, a collection of Buddy’s most beloved hits set to brand new […]
The hotly anticipated release of the Christmas John Lewis Ad features global superstar Sir Elton John. Throughout the years John Lewis has become renowned for leading the way in Christmas Marketing Ad Campaigns, however this year the company turned it’s back on the traditional approach and opted for a message on thoughtful giving featuring Sir […]
Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum and long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, celebrated hitting the UK Jazz & Blues Album top spot, with debut album ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions”. On hearing the news, a stunned Goldblum commented, “Excelsior!! I’m happy as a clam!” Goldblum has been playing the piano all his life and performing with his jazz […]
The Spice Girls 2019 Tour has broken Ticketmaster records, making it the busiest sale for the company to date. Talking of the sale, Ticketmaster MD Andrew Parsons is quoted as saying; “Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart, they have smashed through Ticketmaster UK records becoming the busiest ever sale. There were millions of people […]
Facebook have released new lipsyncing video app Lasso to try and rival TikTok. Following the clone of Snapchat, Facebook is now after a piece of the market formally dominated by Musical.ly and now TikTok. Lasso the lipsyncing app lets users shoot up to 15 seconds of video overlaying popular songs. Unlike TikTok there are no […]
Buddy Holly’s first ever record label, Decca, is proud to announce the release of a stunning collection of the singer’s most beloved hits, set to brand new orchestrations, on 16th November. Jazz and soul superstar Gregory Porter lends his iconic voice to a touching duet with the legendary singer in ‘Raining In My Heart’ – out now.
Celebrating over 25 years in the music business, US ‘man band’ Backstreet Boys have announced a 2019 World Tour and new studio album. The DNA World Tour will be their biggest in 18 years and the boys can’t wait to perform fan favourites like “Everybody”, “I Want It That Way”, “As Long As You Love […]
Lili Caseley, the new kid on the North London Block, crept up on the music scene with stealth-like bravado, taking DJ’s and notable publications by surprise. Catching the attention of Radio 6’s Tom Robinson, 1Xtra’s Toddla T and DJ Ronnie Herel, it’s her song’s simple structure and honesty which is winning the respect of moguls. […]
If you’ve been watching the Hulu Horror series ‘Light As a Feather’, featuring Home and Away star Jordan Rodrigues and produced by Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer, you’ll recognize the track ‘Black Lake’ by UK group Fabrik which features in the opening scenes. Taken from their debut album ‘City Islands’, the single ‘Black Lake’ is […]
‘Exsolve’ is the brand new album by cellist Jo Quail, who since the release of ‘Five Incantations’ back in 2016, has toured Europe extensively performing alongside the likes of Boris, Amenra, Caspian, Myrkur and Winterfylleth. ‘Exsolve’ the 3 track EP was born following an invitation to perform at the Arp Museum in Bonn, celebrating the Barbara […]
Today Andrea Bocelli released the video to new single ‘If Only’ featuring Dua Lipa. Sung in both Italian and English, the video features Andrea and Dua singing alone against a stellar backdrop to depict the regret heard in the song. In a comment released by Dua Lipa she states, “Our beautiful song is out in the […]
In a career-defining moment for Andrea Bocelli, the global superstar tenor has topped the Official UK Album Chart for the first time ever with ‘Sì’ – his first album of new material in 14 years, released last week on Decca/Sugar. Bocelli is also on course to simultaneously reach the top of the Billboard charts in the US – a rare feat for […]
You may recognize the name Rocco Bene as a judge on Australian music show ‘All Together Now’, now he’s uncovering brand new single ‘Empty’. No stranger to the music scene, Rocco’s soaring journey began with the release of ‘Lucky Star’ a cover of Madonna’s classic hit, followed closely with original track ‘Nobody But U’, but […]
Drake has scored his 12th Top 10 Spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart through his collaboration with Bad Bunny. This position sees him breaking a 54 year old record set by The Beatles who had 11 Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 in 1964! Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, who celebrates his 32 […]
Celebrating 20 years in the business, Westlife’s Shane, Nicky, Kian and Mark will tour the UK and Ireland in 2019. Performing together for the first time in seven years, ticket go on sale today via Live Nation. The tour kicks off in Belfast, before continuing on to Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Birmingham, […]
Denver-based artist Brent Cowles is set to perform a string of solo shows across Europe throughout November opening for Texan singer-songwriter Israel Nash. The tour includes a stop at Scala, London on 22 November. Cowles will be performing material across the six date tour from his critically-praised debut solo album, ‘How To Be Okay Alone’, which is out now via Dine Alone […]
Yesterday the 60 year anniversary of Buddy Holly’s final recording session, 21stOctober 1958, was commemorated with the announcement of a brand new Buddy Holly orchestral album entitled ‘True Love Ways’, to be released on the singer’s first ever record label, Decca Records. A giant pair of Buddy Holly’s iconic horn-rimmed glasses appeared at the top of Primrose Hill, […]
What a year 2018 is turing out to be for Andrea Bocelli and he hasn’t even released his new album yet. Not only did he perform at the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie, but YouTube have awarded him the prestigious ‘Gold Play’ Button for 1 million subscribers – making Bocelli the first ever Classical Artist […]
BAFTA winning Icelandic composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds has released his fourth solo studio album, re:member, out now on Mercury KX. He is currently performing his new material on a huge worldwide tour, which includes two dates at London Palladium on 30 and 31 October. The album features Ólafur’s Stratus Pianos – two self-playing, semi-generative player pianos which are triggered by a central piano […]
Former 5ive member and Celebrity Big Brother star Abz Love will make his debut appearance in Melton Mowbray as part of his ‘Hits & Hooks’ Tour. Saturday 27th October, Roadhouse Night Club sees Musicvein Entertainment present a night of ghoulish antics, 90’s party anthems and more, with a special guest appearance by Abz Love. Peforming […]
Spotify has announced its launch of a new beta feature that enables independent artists to upload their music directly to the service. Since the launch of their Spotify For Artists platform, the streaming giant have been working with a handful of Independent Artists and Labels to gain feedback on what tools would work best for […]
Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with some of the hottest musical stars on the planet for his forthcoming album ‘Si’ – reuniting with Ed Sheeran, collaborating with Dua Lipa, Josh Groban, Aida Garifullina and Tiziano Ferro – release date 26th October. After the chart-topping ‘Perfect Symphony’ with Ed Sheeran, the duo will collaborate again on new Sheeran/Ferro penning ‘Amo […]
Sunday 25 November, Royal Festival Hall, London sees the return of Melody Gardot with her interpretation of a Jazz, Americana, Chanson, Bossa Nova and Blues infused repertoire, accompanied by an orchestra specially created for this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. Tickets are available now from efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum and his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, announced the release of new album ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’. The highly anticipated debut from the jazz pianist will be released on 9th November 2018. Jeff and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra come to London next month for their first ever UK live shows, which have sold out immediately. They […]
Charlotte Gainsbourg announced her December European Tour, which will include a show at London’s Koko – 11th December. The show will be Charlotte’s first since the sold-out Village Underground performance which drew critical praise from The Guardian and Independent newspapers. Tickets for the London show go on sale on Friday 7th September at 10AM. CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG LIVE – […]
Drum n Bass pioneer Goldie has been honoured at this years Aim Awards with the ‘Pioneer Award’. The news announced ahead of tonight’s awards ceremony, also sees Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) win Outstanding Contribution To Music, electronic artist Sophie picks up the Innovator Award and Femi Adeyemi (founder of NTS Radio) announced as […]
Iceland’s Agent Fresco front-man Arnór Dan releases his debut solo single ‘Stone by Stone’. The award winning vocalist, whose collaborated with Ólafur Arnalds (most notably on ITV’s Broadchurch soundtrack), Hugar and Yoko Kanno (‘Yankyo No Terror’ – anime) wrote the debut together with Janus Rasmussen (Kiasmos) and Sakaris Emil Joensen. ‘Stone by Stone’ is a fragile and haunting lament that […]
This week Her Music PR Agency share their views on the album that changed their lives. Established by Emma Duffy and Rachel Lissenburg, Her Music PR was created to redress industry gender imbalance while championing female musicians doing their thing today. Her Music PR is a place where women can network with other inspirational women, […]
If you haven’t heard us at Musicvein harping on about French Band L’Impératrice and their infectious music – seriously, Where on earth have you been? OK, OK so we’re a little late to the party but since hearing ‘Erreur 404’ last year, we were hooked and desperately wanted to know more about this mysterious band! Well, […]
Teenage cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has become the first artist to receive the brand new BRIT Certified Breakthrough Award, after selling 30,000 copies of his debut album ‘Inspiration’ in the UK. He has also surpassed 100,000 album sales worldwide – a major milestone for any artist and an astonishing feat for a classical debut.
Today Austel unveils the dreamy, hypnotic video for ‘Hours’ the closing track on her EP ‘Unfold’.
Written by Austel and collaborator Adam Stark, ‘Hours’ explores the highs and lows of self-identity in the modern world, learning to make peace with yourself and find light within the darkness.
Manchester based Blues/Country-Rock outfit Ashley Sherlock released the official video to their debut single ‘Run’ which was released last week.
Global Underground continues to dedicate itself to developing new artists with the Nubreed release due out in September. Rising star, Denney has been secured to helm the twelfth installment of the highly esteemed, groundbreaking and genre-warping DJ mix album series. Nubreed#12: Denney – double CD/digital and streaming will be out Friday 28th September, the vinyl release featuring […]
This week BAFTA Award winning Voice Over Artist, Claire Anderson, shares her choice of albums that changed her life. Claire’s distinctive warm voice can be heard on adverts for Sky, John Lewis, ITV, Audi, Liz Earle and Warner Brothers to name a few. Presenter of the Late Lounge, her chilled out show has delighted fans […]
For the past 23 years, MOBO has been dedicated to providing a platform for exceptional British talent and it’s back for 2018 bigger than ever! MOBO UnSung is one of the country’s strongest annual talent competitions for unsigned artists producing original work. A nationwide search for exceptional unsigned talent culminates in 10 finalists, known as […]
For the next few weeks on Musicvein, Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Dj’s, Radio Broadcasters and more will be sharing their thoughts on the 5 Albums that changed their lives.
Here to begin the series is London singer, songwriter Louise Golbey. You may recognise Louise from playing alongside Ed Sheeran at one of his very first London gigs…
Founded on 23 February 1984, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit organisation where people come together to share inspirational thoughts on a variety of topics.
With almost 3000 talks on Business, Science, Global Issues here’s Musicvein’s Top 5 TED Talks for Artist and Creators.
‘Unbridled & Ablaze’ is the third album by Norwegian artist Zialand.
By the album’s title I was expecting power ballads, big ballsy statement pieces that culminate in a dramatic blaze of glory, however what we find are glowing embers of past hurt, with songs toing and froing between love, vulnerability, solace and heartache. Zialand’s voice delicate, unwavering and alluring to the listener.
CountryLine (www.countryline.tv) has launched the world’s first and only global digital fan club for country, Americana and Roots music. Serving up a world class proposition of music, interviews, sessions and features. CountryLine has been designed to connect country artists and their fast-growing global community of fans more intimately than ever before. Available on web, iOS, Android, […]
British Indie-folk group Velvet & Stone announced that profits from their new single ‘High Tide’ released today would go to Cancer Research UK.
The new single plays on their evocative and ethereal sound, weaving themes of loss and gratitude through intimate vocals, delicate guitars and soaring violin.
Following his 2006 self-titled release, Chris Stills is set to release new album ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ this September.
A decade in the making, ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ draws together much-anticipated new material from Stills, following a prolonged period of emotional turbulence.