Decca’s Search For Bing Crosby

Decca Records have announced a nationwide search for people named Bing Crosby, in a bid to bring them together for a once in a lifetime festive lunch. There is believed to be only three persons living in the UK with the birth name, and Decca's ambitious Christmas wish is to have them enjoy a 5-star... Continue Reading →

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Musicvein Spotify Playlist: 90s Boybands & Solos

Check out the new Musicvein playlist on Spotify! 90's Boybands & Solos - featuring music from NSync, East 17, NKOTB, LFO, Backstreet Boys, Blue, Another Level and many many more. Almost 3 hours of hits to relive your youth or delve into the past https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0PGDS3v1UPankWAf1JboQ4?si=OOGw_jHMQPiH4VobAxih-Q

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Crowd Company – Express 76

Now this is a lively and heart-racing track for a bleak Monday Morning! Crowd Company's latest single 'Express 76' featuring Ryan Zodis & Eric Bloom from funk-band Lettuce, serves up a groovy instrumental tour de force. London-based 8 piece band Crowd Company provide a modern take on vintage funk & soul. Brimming full of energy with a raw edge,... Continue Reading →

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Sunny Ozell Talks Overnight Lows

Last week I received an exciting phone call from Americana sweetheart Sunny Ozell, talking about her new album 'Overnight Lows', due for release February 2020. Last time we had a conversation, Sunny hinted that her next album would be full of originals and may take on a different approach to the debut. Musicvein was eager... Continue Reading →

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Emily Eavis Wins Outstanding Contribution at Women In Music 2019 Awards

Emily Eavis won the Oustanding Contribution Award at this years Women In Music 2019 Awards, but urged the industry to help more women. During her speech, the Co-organiser of the Glastonbury Festival, said “We’ve come such a long way, in the ’90s there was really only one other woman in the industry. Our phone was... Continue Reading →

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Jeff Goldblum No. 1 Again

Jeff Goldblum celebrates the news of second album 'I Shouldn't Be Telling You This' hitting the top spot in the UK Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart The album features a wealth of celeb appearances such as Miley Cyrus, Gregory Porter, Sharon Van Etten and Anna Calvi. Speaking of the announcement, a shocked Goldblum said;... Continue Reading →

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Ghostnaut – Break Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTJXlEegss Take a moment to slip away into this Lo-Fi Hip-Hop trip by Canadian artist Ghostnaut. Happy Friday people!

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Rutland Water Music Festival 2020

Exciting news for the residents of Rutland and the surrounding area. The smallest county in the UK will host a Music Festival in 2020 at Rutland Water, with headline guests being Scouting For Girls! Tickets for the Festival taking place on 13-14 June 2020 are on sale now via Eventbrite

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The Brit Awards 2020 – It’s All Change!

Celebrating it's 40th Anniversary, the Brit Awards is set to change next year. Of the changes we have are; Awards will be cut from 14 to 9Category name changesPublic voting is goneThe Lady Britannia Statue is back Statues on the night will be awarded to the following categories; Best Group (formerly British Group)Rising Star (was... Continue Reading →

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Review: Kanye West – Jesus Is King

Having just released his 9th studio album, Kanye West, the man who is no stranger to controversy, has divided opinion not only with 'Jesus Is King' but his decision to only make Christian music going forward. So just what was it that had people, particularly the Christian community, up in arms? Musicvein had to listen... Continue Reading →

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Jeff Goldblum & Miley Cyrus – The Thrill Is Gone

Hollywood icon & jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum has teamed up Miley Cyrus for his new song, ‘The Thrill is Gone’, a Chet Baker cover. Taken from second album I Shouldn't Be Telling You This, Jeff suggested the collaboration to his friend Miley and the unlikely duo recorded a brand new version of ‘The Thrill is Gone’. Speaking about... Continue Reading →

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Rhys Lewis – Be Your Man

Out today, Rhys Lewis share's new single 'Be Your Man'. Tackling the heartache that comes with unrequited love, ‘Be Your Man’ explores the all too familiar feeling of being in a relationship with someone who is still hung up on an ex. Rhys says, "Be Your Man’ is of those songs that I'm still very much connected to emotionally,... Continue Reading →

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Review: White Xmas Lies by Magne Furuholmen

As Christmas albums go, they're generally like the bubble n squeak of Boxing Day - nothing spectacular no matter how you zhuzh it up. Still, earworms of white christmas', mistletoe, warm fuzzy feelings and family are what we crave, so Magne Furuholmen turns that upside down with his pensive 'White Xmas Lies'. Here Magne focus'... Continue Reading →

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Peaky Blinders Soundtrack

The first ever official Peaky Blinders soundtrack is set for release 15 November. Featuring the show's theme song 'Red Right Hand' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, as well as tracks by PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Laura Marling, Royal Blood and David Bowie. The album will come in CD and Vinyl formats, also... Continue Reading →

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Kasabian: Solstice II Tickets on Sale Friday

Leicester band Kasabian have announced their only gig in 2020 will be a special homecoming show at Victoria Park, Leicester. With 5 UK No. 1 albums under their belt, 20 June 2020 promises to be a massive affair. "We’re absolutely buzzing to be able to put on Solstice II in our home town of Leicester!... Continue Reading →

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January Blues Festival – London 2020

January's can be pretty boring post festivities so why not plan ahead now and purchase tickets to the Blues Festival taking place 15th to 31st January. With performances by Mud Morganfield, Ben Poole, Sonny Landreth, Martha High and Dr Feelgood, there's a little something for everyone. Listings: Stan Webb's Chicken Shack | Guests: The Sharpeez... Continue Reading →

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David Gray: White Ladder Anniversary CD

20 years on since its release 'White Ladder' by David Gray still remains in the top 30 best-selling British albums of all time. Recorded on small budget in Gray's bedroom of his then Stoke Newington home, David experimented with drum machines and electronic elements to create White Ladder - an album that would go on... Continue Reading →

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Jean-Michel Blais Releases Soundtrack To Xavier Dolan Film Matthias & Maxime

French-Canadian composer and pianist Jean-Michel Blais will release the soundtrack to Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s upcoming film release, ‘Matthias & Maxime’, on Mercury KX, 25th October. The Montreal-based composer was chosen by the acclaimed actor and film-maker to write the music for the film, which received its world premiere in May at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.  The music for the ‘Matthias... Continue Reading →

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London Jazz Festival 15-24 November

Now in its 26th year, The London Jazz Festival will run from Friday 15th to Sunday 24th November. The festival brings the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Judi Jackson and Cherise Adams-Burnett together for an evening at the Royal Festival Hall, backed by Guy Barker’s 42 piece orchestra. Bossa royalty and Jazz legends, Joao Donato... Continue Reading →

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Review: General Levy – Win

Earlier this month General Levy dropped new track Win featuring Joe Ariwa and trust me it's heavyweight! The track comes in high octane like Tyson, with a Reggae/Drum n Bass beat that'll KO you in seconds - could this be the one that puts Levy back into the mainstream? Produced by Joe Ariwa - son... Continue Reading →

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Review: Megzz – Love Tonight

New on the Musicvein radar is 20 year old singer Megzz hailing from Oxfordshire. New single Love Tonight is one full of youthful energy and vibrancy. Singing about the collision in love feelings against a backdrop of pop, dancehall and RnB beats - Love Tonight will be adored by fans of sassy females like Dua... Continue Reading →

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Review: Sunny Ozell – Driving Highways

Sunny Ozell takes everyone to church with ethereal, gospel-tinged track 'Driving Highways', from forth-coming album 'Overnight Lows' due out in 2020. The album, written by Sunny and a community of New York Village musicians, Andy Hess and Ethan Eubanks who worked on her debut as well as Adam Levy and Jason Blynn with sounds inspired... Continue Reading →

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Robbie Williams, Martin & Shirlie Kemp to Release First Christmas Albums

OK we haven't even got Halloween and Bonfire nights out of the way but the stars are out in full plugging away their Christmas wares. First up is Robbie Williams who recently announced the release of his first ever Christmas Album in his 23-year solo career. The album will feature both well loved hits and... Continue Reading →

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AURORA Creates Awareness of Mental Health with #youcancrychallenge

Norwegian artist AURORA helped to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day with single 'The River' taken from album 'A Different Kind of Human - Step 2'. Together with her label Decca Records, TikTok and Fanbytes, a campaign was developed around the song encouraging influences and users to visually link with another users' videos by... Continue Reading →

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Introducing Aziza Brahim

While her name might not immediately spring to mind, slowly but surely Aziza Brahim is blossoming in the UK and people can't get enough of her infectious style. Born into the Sahrawi Desert Refugee Camp (1976) and witnessing first hand the despair of her people, Aziza grew up to become one of North Africa's most... Continue Reading →

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Roundhouse Presents: In The Round 2020

Celebrating its fifth year, the Roundhouse presents In the Round, a series of shows devoted to intimate performances set in the venue’s iconic main space, staged in a rarely seen, fully-seated concert set up around an almost circular stage. Since its inception in 2016, In the Round has become known for its bold and adventurous programming.  An eclectic mix of genre-spanning... Continue Reading →

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Austel – Now We’re Here

Photo Credit: Emily Lindsay Brown Now if you're already a fan of Austel, new single Now We're Here will come as a bit of a shock to you or will it? If you listen to 'Crows' from last EP 'Unfold', the tell-tale signs were already there in the basslines and electronic sounds, all that was... Continue Reading →

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Review: Veronica Fusaro ‘Sunkissed’ EP

Following on from previous EP's 'Lost in Thought' (2016) and 'Ice Cold' (2018), Veronica Fusaro is back with new release 'Sunkissed'. Contemporary songs with an early Motown, 60's girl group and northern soul feel, the 5-track EP, lasting as long as a British Summer takes the listener away on a nostalgic happy trip. Opening track... Continue Reading →

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Magne Furuholmen – The Light We Lost

It seems President Trump wasn't too impressed with Magne Furuholmen's last single 'This Is Now America' a protest song released from his forth-coming Christmas album - White Xmas Lies. The President's re-election video appeared to borrow the rotoscope look from A-Ha's iconic 1985 video 'Take On Me', which A-Ha fans were quick to point out.... Continue Reading →

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A-Ha Co-Founder Magne Furuholmen – This Is Now America

A-Ha Keyboard player and band Co-founder Magne Furuholmen's latest single 'This Is Now America' from forth-coming third album White Xmas Lies. A chilled, socially conscious song with echoes of Coldplay and in response to Bowie's 'This is Not America', Magne's 'This Is Now America' points out the situations at the forefront of people's minds, gun... Continue Reading →

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Andrea Bocelli ft Ellie Goulding – Return To Love

With over 1 million album sales to date with Si, Andrea Bocelli is set to bring out a deluxe version of the album containing reworks, new songs and more duets, including one with British singer Ellie Goulding and Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner. Si Forever: The Diamond Edition, out 8th November through Decca Records, contains newly... Continue Reading →

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Sour Times by Miloš Karadaglić

Releasing another song from album The Sound of Silence, Miloš Karadaglić pours his soul into Sour Times, originally released by Portishead in 1994. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3TB3HJ-m0U Miloš reflects, "When I was listening to music, whether it was pop, rock, classical, at the time when I wasn't able to play myself, the music around me became much more... Continue Reading →

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Renée Zellweger Teams Up With Sam Smith For ‘Get Happy’

Renée Zellweger teams up with Sam Smith on single 'Get Happy' for the soundtrack of forth-coming movie Judy - out 2nd October. The Academy Award winning actress stars as Judy Garland in the film based on Garlands final concerts of the late 60s. Performing iconic songs like ‎‘For Once in My Life’, ‘Come Rain or... Continue Reading →

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BBC Radio 1 Fave Lucy Whittaker – Looking for Local Support Acts on UK Tour

Fresh back from performing at SXSW, BBC Radio 1 and Clash Magazine fave Lucy Whittaker is soon to embark on her first headline UK Tour. The 20 year old Electro-pop artist is asking musicians to submit links to their music and social media, in a bid to find acts to join her on various legs... Continue Reading →

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Camera Soul Presents Existence

Camera Soul members L-R: Pippo, Fabio, Maria, Beppe and Alex Super-funky Bari group Camera Soul present their fifth studio album Existence - yet proving they are far more than just existing in the music world. New album 'Existence' is like an extension of last album 'Connections' just as smooth with both dance-able rhythms and down-tempo... Continue Reading →

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Ludovico Einaudi Completes Seven Day Project and Sells Out The Barbican

Following his sold-out, seven-night residency at the Barbican, London, last week, Decca announced the release of ‘Seven Days Walking: Day Seven’ by Classical composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi - the climactic episode in his seven-volume collection. The work is Einaudi's most ambitious project yet, with seven albums released over as many months. Planned for release on 20th September... Continue Reading →

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Sir David Attenborough makes Glastonbury Debut with Seven Worlds One Planet Live

National treasure Sir David Attenborough made his Glastonbury debut this weekend with a Live presentation of Seven Worlds One Planet. Walking on to the Greenpeace stage to huge admiration, David seemed lost for words as he thanked the crowd for his welcome. Ever the professional Sir David went on to commend the Glastonbury Festival for... Continue Reading →

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Emmanuel Nwamadi – Misconceptions and Truth

In 2015 Emmanuel Nwamadi secured his spot on BBC's The Voice, the show that would radiate his talent to some 8.5 million viewers. The UK press herald him as having a 'soulful voice' likened to 'Seal' and 'Barry White', but the artist himself felt otherwise and rather misunderstood. Taking a few minutes out of his... Continue Reading →

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Luca Dimoon Stays Woke with Mad World cover

Italian Composer and Fashion Designer Luca Dimoon releases latest video to 'Mad World' a cover of the Tears for Fears hit. Luca, who in the past re-worked the Stylistics song 'People Make The World Go Round' - a track available on his album Telescope - is known for releasing world-conscious music. Be sure that when... Continue Reading →

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