The 405 Premiere Jody Brock

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We’re really excited to be working with the amazing Jody Brock, and his debut EP, which comes out March 23.

The 405 are exclusively streaming the title track before anyone else, have a listen here:

http://www.thefourohfive.com/news/article/listen-to-jody-brock-s-new-single-phoenix-from-his-debut-ep-405-premiere-142

Inspired by classic artists like Donny Hathaway and Etta James, along with contemporaries like Jacob Banks, Kwabs and The Black Keys, the 4-track EP was written and recorded in LA, produced by Grammy award winner, mixer, engineer and producer Igloo (Ludacris), and co-written with ‘Jar of Hearts’ writer Drew Lawrence.

Armed with killer hooks, immense vocals, and mature, solid song-writing, ‘Phoenix’ is a compelling slice of modern soul, infused with elements of rock and blues. “My roots are soul based, through and through but I love to experiment with that,” says 22 year old Jody.  “I think soul music works with so many other genres. It’s exciting to play around with it.”

The EP opens with the addictive lead single, ‘User,’ a heartfelt and frank look into a volatile and unhealthy relationship, complete with an impressive new video, which like the song itself is dark and brooding – using simple chiaroscuro lighting to great effect.  Elsewhere there’s the bluesy riffs of the electrifying former single ‘Stormy Weather’, and the timeless ‘Another Dance’ – about Jody’s relationship with his father, and co-written with Heidi Rojas (Cheryl Cole, Little Mix) and Stefan Litrownik. And finally the rocking title track ‘Phoenix,’ the EP’s most upbeat moment.

Born and raised in South West London, Jody was singing from an early age. With his musician father’s music collection to hand, he was mesmerised by the likes of David Bowie, Donny Hathaway, Etta James, James Brown and Nina Simone. “Because my dad was so involved in music it made me want to explore it even more, which is when I found my love for soul music” says Jody. “I built my foundations from the classics, but I was still just a kid so I was also influenced by albums like ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and ‘Stripped’ by Christina Aguilera. Most of all I just related to anything that had some form of soul and honesty to it.”

With hugely supportive parents, Jody enrolled in the BRIT School where he spent four years learning about music and the industry, alongside the likes of Ella Eyre and Rizzle Kicks. After leaving in 2011, Jody embarked on a music degree, but soon realised it wasn’t for him, knowing his real passion lay in writing and recording. Shortly after leaving he met his manager, who helped hone his sound, encouraging him to write and play live as much as he could. Fast forward to 2015, and Jody has already worked with a long list of established writers and producers in LA and London, including Dre Harris (Dre & VIdal), Drew Lawrence (Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts), Rob Kleiner (Cee-Lo Green), Andy Rose (Allen Stone, Alex Boyd), John Beck (Corinne Bailey Rae) and Utters (Maverick Sabre).

With all eyes now on his debut EP, Jody hopes to follow in the footsteps of so many other BRIT school graduates and is already planning his debut album, but for now he’s keeping grounded. “I’m not in any rush. I just want to soak it all in and hopefully have a great year just doing what I love to do. Work with some more great people and just have fun with it really.”

His debut EP ‘Phoenix’ is out March 23.

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Carl Cox Confirms Space 2015!

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CARL COX CONFIRMS ‘MUSIC IS REVOLUTION’ THE NEXT PHASE

SPACE, IBIZA 2015

EVERY TUESDAY FROM 7 JULY UNTIL 22 SEPTEMBER 2015 FROM 8PM 

LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE 24 FEB – 24 MARCH

Ibiza’s most popular night returns for an unbelievable 14th consecutive year this summer, as Safehouse Management presents Carl Cox – Music Is Revolution’ confirming they will be back at Space Ibiza for 12 nights only, kicking off on Tuesday 7th July with this season’s theme  ‘The Next Phase’.

Coxy’s legendary Ibiza residency has continued to break boundaries throughout its 14 year history, remaining the busiest, most talked about club night in Ibiza!

Acclaimed for its adventurous diverse and forward-thinking line-ups, musical direction and state of the art production.

Carl Cox: “I continue to be overwhelmed by our success at Space. Each year feels like another milestone in Ibiza. When I started I never dreamt it would be so popular. How we’ve been able to connect to people, year after year has been unbelievable. It’s a great honour to know people still believe in and appreciate what we’re doing.”

Lynn Cosgrave: Last year was absolutely amazing and the night very successful – we are back this year with a brand new production that is currently being built, 12 nights and the guests that we have just don’t get any bigger and all leaders in their musical field. Can’t wait!

Stay tuned for more information on headliners, and line up, all coming soon!

Early bird tickets available now until 24 March, direct from www.carlcoxtickets.com

www.carlcox.com  

www.safehousemanagement.com

VIP, Table Reservations + info – Space, Ibiza – www.spaceibiza.com

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Callaghan releases ‘Best Year’

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Following on from her Stateside success the undeniably talented Callaghan makes her UK debut with ‘Best Year’, taken from her forthcoming album release ‘A History Of Now’.

‘It’s about me taking a leap of faith,’ says Callaghan. ‘Tearing up the rule book and moving a thousand miles from home. Everyone at some point in their life makes a momentous decision and ventures into the unknown, getting on that plane to Atlanta was mine.’

Written about Callaghan’s arrival in the US, ‘Best Year’ is brimming with optimism, perfectly capturing Callaghan’s wide-eyed excitement at following her dream. Showcasing effortless vocals, and skilful song writing, ‘Best Year’ is a great introduction to Callaghan’s sound, which has already won her a legion of fans in America, where she’s sold over 10, 000 records.

‘Best Year’ has become such an anthem for me, of determination, of hope, of joy, and of belief that anything is possible. It’s been with me on this journey for 4 years and I wanted to keep it by my side’ she says.

Originally from Lincolnshire, Callaghan moved to the US in summer 2010 to record her debut album with Grammy nominated US artist Shawn Mullins. After she reached out to him online, Mullins was blown away by her voice and song writing and agreed to a rare collaboration.  Callaghan has never looked back. US fans have taken her to their hearts and welcomed her into their homes. In May 2013 her pioneering coast-to-coast house show tour ‘Callaghan Across America’ secured a multi-page feature in Billboard Magazine. She repeated the feat in May 2014 undertaking 25 house shows between Key West and Seattle for the ‘Callaghan Corner-to-Corner’ tour.

 Now established as part of the Nashville singer-songwriter community, Callaghan has gone on to independently sell over 10,000 albums, tour with artists such as Shawn Mullins, Griffin House, EdKowalczyk, and Jake Shimabukuro, showcase at SXSW and headline in multiple US markets.

 It’s now time to bring her music to the UK, where she’s already been getting attention, thanks to strong support from the BBC’s Bob Harris. Describing Callaghan as ‘A wonderful artist, beautiful, warm and hugely talented’ Bob has regularly played Callaghan’s music on both his Radio 2 shows, and even invited her to appear in his recent BBC Four documentary – Bob Harris My Nashville, alongside Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. With her live performance of her track ‘When You Loved Me’ featuring in the red button special Back to Beth’s: A Nashville House concert.

 Following on from successful UK tour dates in October 2014, Callaghan will be back on UK shores for live dates in 2015 with her new album ‘A History of Now’ scheduled for full release in late spring. The first single, ‘Best Year’ is out February 15.

 

http://www.callaghansongs.com

Christina Martin’s latest record ‘It’ll Be Alright’ set for a spring 2015 release

Christina_Martin_High_Res-4We’re really pleased to be working with the lovely Christina Martin again this year. Following a UK tour in 2014, she’s back this April, with a brand new album, and new UK dates! Full details below:

CHRISTINA MARTIN

‘IT’LL BE ALRIGHT’

OUT APRIL 20

Fifth album by the Halifax-based singer-songwriter marks a major artistic breakthrough.

“Martin mixes her intense and intimate character writing with her toughest and strongest music to date.  Always handy with pop melodies and arrangements, now she has more edge, and lots of blistering guitar moments to go with it.” - Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author The Top 100 Canadian Albums

Experimentation is the lifeblood of any artist. But occasionally they experience moments when everything comes into focus, and suddenly they have opened a door to a limitless creative future.

Christina Martin has reached that point on her fifth album, ‘It’ll Be Alright,’ released April 20 on her own Come Undone Records, in partnership with ToneToaster (Germany). The 10-song collection finds the Halifax-based singer-songwriter attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with pop-rock’s modern architects.

Born in Florida and raised in Canada’s Maritimes, Martin’s musical journey since her first release in 2002 has led to extended stays in Austin, Texas, as well as Germany, from where she has cultivated a substantial following across mainland Europe. Along the way, she has earned numerous East Coast and Music Nova Scotia Award nominations, and had songs placed in multiple television programmes.

“With this album, I am able to say a lot more with my music than I ever have before,” Martin says. “There is growth because we are all reaching for something bigger for ourselves and the audience.” Working closely with her husband Dale Murray (Cuff The Duke, The Guthries), Martin made a conscious effort not to be bound by the expectations of those who have categorized her in the past as an alt-country artist. Although she will never shed those influences, ‘It’ll Be Alright’ utilizes far more sonic textures, allowing Martin to explore the many sides of her musical personality.

The album’s brilliance is its seamless blend of the past and present. The bridge between them is Martin’s voice, an instrument both haunting and immediate, traits that could also best describe ‘It’ll Be Alrights’ lyrical content. To say the album is Martin’s most accomplished effort to date is stating the obvious; what is remarkable is how her maturity has translated into her most accessible album to date as well.

Christina will be touring the UK with her full band, this April/May:

Tuesday

28 April

London – Half Moon (TBC)

Wednesday

29 April

Milton Keynes – The Stables

Thursday

30 April

Bury – The Met

Friday

1 May

Chester – Telfords Warehouse

Saturday

2 May

Stowmarket – John Peel Centre

Available on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats April 20 2015