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.
Here at Musicvein we’re loving the new release by Kandace Springs, ‘Don’t Need The Real Thing’ out now on Blue Note/Decca Records.
The single is taken from her soon to be released album ‘Indigo’ where Kandace transcends genres and expectations in a way we have never heard from her before.
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.
The Prodigy have announced their 7th studio album ‘No Tourists’ will be released later this year.
‘Need Some1’, the first single from their upcoming album ‘No Tourists’, is The Prodigy’s first release since 2015 and comes with an equally head-spinning video – you really wouldn’t expect anything less from the Essex EDM group who started out in the 90’s.
Last year I received a few emails from a 4-piece Oxford rock band ‘Little Brother Eli’, now I do listen to everything that comes in to Musicvein and in honesty I wasn’t so taken by their music – it was good but the balance of the band wasn’t quite there.
Listening to a couple of tracks it felt like the guitars and drums were the main focus, the lead singer’s voice and lyrics were a little lost behind it all.
Recently the band hit me up with their singles ‘Our Kind of Love’ and ‘Wait for You’ – STOP PRESS! You got to be kidding me! This couldn’t be the same band! but sure enough Little Brother Eli had tweaked their sound and it literally blew my wig off!
New State Music has announced the Friday 27th July release of an era-defining retrospective celebrating the summers of 1988 & 1989 and the birth of the cultural movement known as ‘Acid House’. ‘Summer Of Love’ is a 3-CD mix album of acid house, rave and Balearic classics curated and mixed by three of the genres’ […]
‘Jesus Hollywood’ is the latest single from the upcoming new album by Canadian artist David Ward. It marks his first collaboration with the award-winning London-based composer, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist Phil Meadows. “This is where it all started. This was the first song I wrote for the album and was the template for the theme of worship explored throughout, I wanted […]
Following a warmly received trilogy of singles, Austel bares her soul with a raw and honest debut EP, titled ‘Unfold’, a contemplative, wistful reflection of modern life.
Last week Musicvein reviewed the single ‘Mad’ by El’Tee featuring ‘Temple’. Intrigued to find out more about the ex X Factor contestant, Musicvein tracked him down for an interview.
Here’s what 21 year old Luke Thompson aka El’Tee had to say.
If the name El’Tee is new to you, let me bring you up to speed.
El’Tee appeared on Xfactor 2017 and wowed the judges with his original song ‘Good and Bad’
BAFTA winning Icelandic composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds announces his fourth solo studio album, re:member, out on Mercury KX, 24 August. The highly anticipated record features Ólafur’s ground-breaking new software, Stratus, which transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument.
Following the release of her critically acclaimed album Golden Hour, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Kacey Musgraves has now released her music video for High Horse
New York singer Odetta Hartman unveiled new single ‘Widow’s Peak’ from forth-coming album ‘Old Rockhounds Never Die,’ due for release 10 August.
It’s been a decade since Tom Baxter released ‘Skybound’ and now he’s back with new single, ‘The Other Side of Blue’ taken from his forth-coming album of the same name.
What do you get when you cross a Classical composer, Hip-hop producer and a House DJ with a Singer/Songwriter? Answer a Willy Wonka musical emporium of hits by the collective known as PREP.
On the Musicvein radar this week is the up-coming, bright and shining Diamantina!
Hailing from London, not Brazil as the name would have you think, Diamantina’s new single ‘Origami’ hit the Musicvein inbox last week and has been given some heavy rotation.