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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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…

‘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, […]

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!

‘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 […]

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.