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CLASH Premiere Baby Queen’s Tired of Love

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Clash Magazine are premiering the debut video from Baby Queens, Tired of Love, making it their Track of the Day.

They call the track “unashamedly pop, but delivered in an intelligent, intense manner.”

Read the full Track of the Day here:

http://www.clashmusic.com/news/track-of-the-day-59-baby-queens

Baby Queens are Guardian’s New Band of the Week

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We’re super excited to be working with these girls. We think they’re ace and we aren’t the only ones. The Guardian have tipped them as their New Band of The Week!

Read what they had to say here:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/05/new-band-of-the-week-baby-queens-trip-hop-r-and-b

 

Gigslutz Premiere Tadhg Daly

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We’re delighted to be working with singer songwriter Tadhg Daly, and his debut EP out March 25.

The lead single, Control Yourself is now premiering at Gigslutz

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Head over to watch the video: http://www.gigslutz.co.uk/premiere-tadhg-daly-unleashes-bluesy-new-track-control-yourself/ 

Inspired by artists like Kurt Cobain, Burt McCracken (The Used) Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch / State Radio) Jeff Buckley, The Tallest Man on Earth, and Matt Corby the 4-track EP was recorded in Gilbert O’sullivan’s Frobisher Drive studios in Jersey and covers an important time in Tadhg’s life. “For me, this EP represents overcoming some personal issues and dealing with the fear and pressure to “wake up” and become the person I feel I was supposed to be.”

The result? A compelling slice of bluesy alt rock, armed with killer hooks, immense soulful vocals, and mature, honest song writing. Highlights include the bluesy riffs of the addictive lead single ‘Control Yourself,’ a heartfelt and frank look into redemption and the struggle with temptation. “It’s about living in a world that seems to constantly throw temptation at you, often at the worst possible times,” says 22-year-old Tadhg. And don’t miss the accompanying video shot in Jersey, which like the song itself is dark, brooding and full of emotion.

Elsewhere there’s the powerful opener ‘Don’t Tell Me’ inspired by a trip to Taghazout, Morocco (hence the title of the EP) and featuring some stellar backing vocals from his younger sister, Aine. Next, the classic sounding ‘Without You, I’m Alone,’ which he’s happy to leave open to interpretation. This song has a million different meanings for me. They change every time I play it”. And finally there’s ‘Lower The Sound’  Tadhg’s message on not letting the oppressive elements of everyday life hold you back.

Born and raised in Jersey with Irish heritage (Tadhg is Gaelic for Tim), music has always been part of Tadhg’s life. Although he’d played around with the guitar from an early age, it was after hearing ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana he began to look at music more seriously and began penning his own songs. After some time studying music in London, Tadhg soon returned to Jersey, missing the beach, the outdoors and the surfing. “There is a lot of natural inspiration in the islands that is harder to get in the mainland. And it definitely helps shape my sound.” Inspired once again by these natural surroundings, embryonic songs that he’d started writing in London, suddenly came to life and he set about building a band around him.

Tadhg released his debut single, ‘Learn To Live,’ in early 2015, helping him achieve New & Noteworthy status by iTunes. The last couple of years he’s been busy playing live across London and Jersey. He’s been booked as main support for artists like Natty and The Hoosiers and last summer played numerous UK festivals including Boomtown Fair, Isle of Wight Festival and Folklore Festival amongst others. Tadgh returns to the UK this March for a collection of joint live dates with fellow Channel Islander and iTunes Blues Chart No1 artist Robert J Hunter. Dates currently confirmed include:

 

17th Feb – George Tavern, London

12th March – Flying Circus, Newark

18th March – Rogue Saint, Lincoln

19th March – The Shed, Leicester 

 

For more information please visit:

 

https://www.facebook.com/tadhgdalymusic

https://twitter.com/TadhgDalyMusic

https://instagram.com/tadhgdalymusic/

Kerri Watt Returns

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Really excited to confirm the beautiful Kerri Watt returns this March with her brand new single, The Wild.

This is the follows up to her BBC Radio 2 A-listed record ‘Long Way Home.’

Produced once again by Embrace’s Richard McNamara, it’s a big song, with big production and continues to showcase Kerri as a major new UK talent.

It’s a song about falling in love,” says Kerri. “About letting go of bad past experiences and getting lost in the moment and letting yourself be vulnerable again.”

And don’t miss the stunning new video, filmed in Iceland, a fitting location for the song’s title. Kerri: “Iceland was unbelievable, the landscapes are like a fairy tale. I wanted to recreate what had been in my head when I wrote the song, whilst incorporating real elements of the wild and I think we’ve done both perfectly. I like that it’s about a journey, but not specifically a romantic one…”

‘The Wild’ follows an amazing 2015 for the Scottish singer songwriter, who finally crossed over into the mainstream with her last single, ‘Long Way Home.’ The track rocketed onto BBC Radio 2’s A list, and helped her nab her first national TV performance on ITV’s Weekend Show.

She’s had critical acclaim everywhere from the Daily Telegraph, The Sun, Notion, Glamour Magazine, to Attitude Magazine, Music Week and Record of the Day amongst many others. She also hit Number 1 on Hype Machine with the remix of her single ‘You’ and won over crowds across last summer’s festivals including Isle of Wight, The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury.

She can now add Nina Nesbitt, Ward Thomas, Starsailor, Mike & The Mechanics and The Overtones to her impressive live support list, with more big tour supports on the cards for this spring – details to be announced.

All eyes are now on the next 12 months, a big year for Kerri. After ‘The Wild’ she’s hoping to spend the summer playing more festivals, she’s already recorded the follow up single and she’ll finally be recording her debut album with Richard McNamara, plus she’s planning her own headline tour for the autumn.

Stay tuned for more news or visit:  www.kerriwatt.com | https://www.facebook.com/KerriWattMusic

Arms & Sleepers on The Line of Best Fit

Check out the new video from Boston’s Arms & Sleepers over at the lovely Line of Best Fit:

http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/watch-arms-and-sleepers-swim-team

 

 

Introducing Kerri Watt

We are delighted to be working with new Scottish singer/songwriter Kerri Watt on her Debut EP ‘Who’s Lovin’ Me Now?’ due for release September 29th.

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It’s already been a great start with Digital Spy premiering the video last week and the single making Record of the Day today.

Built around Kerri’s strident acoustic guitar, with punchy drums, a handclap breakdown and impressive soulful vocals, ‘Who’s Lovin’ Me Now’ is a feel good slice of California inspired pop/rock. Complete with a big radio friendly chorus and catchy lyrics, it’s the kind of song that already sounds like a classic, thanks to Kerri’s appreciation of classic pop.

‘I love music with big anthemic choruses, the songs that get your feet stomping, and that an audience can really get involved in. That’s what I’m aiming for.’ And the song’s meaning? ‘It’s about trying and failing in short term relationships.’ says Kerri candidly. ‘About knowing what you want and not giving up in looking for love.’

Elsewhere on the EP, don’t miss the bluesy ‘Pirate Man’, about a friend taking risks, and the heartfelt acoustic ballad, ‘So Crazy,’ both showcasing Kerri’s eclectic range.

With influences as varied as Fun, Train, Sheryl Crow and Katy Perry, to legends like The Stones, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, Kerri takes inspiration from her heroes in terms of both song writing and performance. A confident live artist, who can boast some impressive gigs of late, including LA’s Whiskey A Go Go, Glastonbury, Dot-to-Dot Festival and Camden Rocks, for Kerri performing is the heart and soul of what she does; “It’s why I do this. To be on stage, entertaining and engaging with people. I look at the greats and want to emulate some of that stage presence, although my stage personality isn’t quite as extreme as Mick Jagger or Freddie Mercury!’

Kerri was born and raised in Milngavie, just outside Glasgow. A music fan from an early age, thanks to her parents playing Michael Jackson’s Bad on repeat, Kerri starting singing and playing piano at school. She was competing in regional dance shows by the age of 8, and by the time she went to secondary school knew she wanted to pursue a career in the arts. At 16 she convinced her parents to allow her to audition for a theatre school in California. She won a place and moved to Dana Point, Orange County for a year – the start of a love affair with California.

Returning to the UK she studied musical theatre in London for 3 years before working in a touring musical with Marti Pellow. ‘It was great to be working so soon after graduating, but I kind of fell into it, and my heart wasn’t in it. I’d been learning guitar and was itching to be performing my own music, I knew if I was going to do it, it had to be now.’

What followed was two years of solid gigging and playing open mic nights in and around Glasgow, numerous return trips to America, whilst constantly writing and recording demos. Then, thanks to a chance meeting in Ibiza with the head of Propaganda, Dan Ickowitz-Seidler, Kerri started to focus seriously on getting a deal. With Dan managing, Kerri was introduced to The Libertines drummer Gary Powell, who happened to be re-launching his record label – 25 Hour Convenience Store. After seeing Kerri perform, he offered her a deal on the spot and decided she’d be the perfect artist to re-launch his label. Kerri got to work on recording the EP and 3 months later, ‘Who’s Lovin’ Me Now’ was born.

Whilst preparing for the release of the EP, Kerri’s been writing non stop and already has more than enough songs for her first album and EP number 2, taking shape for release early next year, but for now all eyes are on her debut. ‘I’m just looking forward to finally getting my music out there,’ says Kerri. ‘I’ve been waiting for this all of my life.’

You can check out the video for ‘Who’s Lovin’ Me Now?’ here: