New single

Scarlette Fever Announces Free Download – “Where’s The Fun?”



“Brimming in old school rock’n’roll rawness” Music Week

“Amazing” Popjustice

  • Radio 2 B-listed Scarlette Fever returns with “Where’s The Fun?”, the first of her brand new  material for 2013.
  • Having worked with the likes of Steve Lironi (Bon Jovi), Oliver Leiber (The Corrs, Beth Hart), Tommy and Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello, Al Green and Dusty Springfield) and Julian Emery (Lissie, Newton Faulkner)
  • Fresh from a string of US live shows, including a sold out performance at Hollywood’s Viper Room.

Acclaimed singer songwriter Scarlette Fever returns on April 15st with a free download of “Where’s The Fun?” – the first taster of her brand new material, set for full release later this year.

Concerning the frustrations of life’s more mundane moments, “Where’s The Fun?” is co-written with her  guitarist Chris Moorhead, and actually based on a chorus he originally wrote six years ago.  As Scarlette explains:

“In a way it’s one of my most sentimental songs, about a time in our lives when we were both in mundane jobs, going out a lot and having to go to work, hung over. Chris was at Tesco’s Headquarters at the time and when you hear the track you’ll know exactly what he thought of that. I knew then and there that I had to help him finish it. Six years later and here we are!”

After almost a year since her “Great Expectations” EP, out last April, “Where’s The Fun?” is part of a stunning new collection of songs set for release this summer, showcasing a more mature, full bodied sound. Other highlights include the epic “Piece Me Back Together, 6ft Woman (her take on addiction and the lies and manipulation that usually comes with it), and the heart-wrenching ballads “Sunday Best” and “Gin & Regrets,” co-written with Steve Lironi (Bon Jovi).

“It’s the result of a combination of things,” says Scarlette on the new material. “My writing ability has developed, as has my knowledge in production. I’ve also been collaborating more with my band. So the whole process has been much more organic and spontaneous – and creative.”

For Scarlette, the last ten months have been about solid songwriting, playing live, and working with inspirational musicians, a lot of which has been done in the States. First heading to LA last April to perform at MUSEXPO and the Worldwide Radio Summit, Scarlette returned a few months later to play for US TV Networks, at a sold out Viper Room in Hollywood, whilst her final trip came in December to perform at The Hard Rock Café, Hollywood and to work with Oliver Leiber (The Corrs, Beth Hart).

Scarlette describes her time there as intense, confusing, exciting and amazing in equal amounts, and picks collaborating with brothers  Tommy and Davey Faragher as a highlight. Having worked with a who’s who of heavy weights, including Elvis Costello, Al Green and Dusty Springfield, the brothers invited Scarlette into their studio to work for two days straight on vocals, instruments, backing vocals and production on the songs “PS I Hate You,” and “Where’s The Fun?” “Their professionalism was astounding,” says Scarlette. “They definitely left their mark.”

Back on her home turf, Scarlette’s been busy in the studio with Julian Emery (Lissie, Newton Faulkner) and playing live at the likes of Smooth Radio’s Liverpool Docks show. Previous collaborations with Julian include the debut single “Crash & Burn” which sailed straight onto the BBC Radio 2 B-list, and reached #2 on the Billboard Breakout Club Chart in the US. With her profile steadily rising, Scarlette went on to score further radio Radio 2 playlists and national press for her single “Elated,” winning acclaim everywhere from the Daily Mirror to  Popjustice. These releases led to tour supports for Mike & The Mechanics, Roachford, and Caro Emerald along with an invite to support Sandi Thom.

 ‘Where’s The Fun?’ will be available for free download from April 15st available only at:

 Stay tuned for more details on Scarlette’s official new single.

 Steve Rose @ EMMS Publicity 02076075765


Plastique’s New Single Out Today – A Paper Cut From a Paper Kiss

Paper Cut

London based trio Plastique release their new single, ‘A Paper Cut From A Paper Kiss’ today. ‘A Paper Cut From a Paper Kiss’ is the second single taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, released this summer.

For all the latest news about Plastique check out their website. Or join them on Facebook.

‘A Paper Cut From A Paper Kiss’ is out now on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and more (Spotify to follow soon); featuring two excellent remixes from Superfunk-Daddy and MAN KID!

Click below to view the video.

Family Guy – The new Carl Cox single – Out now!

And it begins…. The first part of Carl’s new album campaign kicked off this week, with the release of his first new single in over 6 years.

Family Guy, out yesterday, is the first track taken from the upcoming All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor (now available to pre-order) It’s classic Carl territory – a mammoth (10-minute) slice of icy-cool techno, already a fan favourite after Carl added an early version to his website last year.

“It was inspired by certain key changes in the Family Guy show’s theme tune,” explains Carl. “Ever since I put it online, I’ve had so much feedback and so many requests for it to be released. It had to be the first single.”

And here it is. Listen here and download here

Included with the original Deep House Rerub Mix, comes the ‘Back To Acid Mix’, two mixes from Layo & Bushwacka! and a mix from Jon Rundell.

The album ‘All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor’ is out on August 1. To pre-order visit

And for more information on the never-before-seen USB technology behind the release have a look here.

Former Irrepressibles member Anja McCloskey confirms new single

Today we’re chuffed to announce details of the new single from former-Irrepressibles accordionist and pianist, Anja McCloskey.

After leaving The Irrepressibles, Anja released a string of EPs and singles with folk collective, Haunted Stereo. They were featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing, and their lovely single ‘Cross The Sea,’ (penned by Anja) was featured as a Q Track of the Day.

The new single, ‘And Her Head/Impeccable’ is out in September, and it’s just as good. Featuring David Miatt from Thomas Tantrum on acoustic guitar/vocals, and Oliver Austin (The Moulettes) on drums, ‘And Her Head/Impeccable’ is the first single taken from her upcoming debut album – due early next year.

She’s currently working on the video, but in the meantime you can check the single out here:

And Her Head/Impeccable

Catch her live throughout the summer:

Jul 29 Rising Sun Arts Centre Reading
Aug 7 Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth
Aug 17 The Arthouse Southampton,
Aug 19 WTS Presents @ The Bargate Gallery Southampton
Sep 10 Salisbury Arts Centre Salisbury
Sep 11 The Old Queen’s Head Islington, London
Sep 14 Latest Music Bar Brighton
Sep 17 The Soul Cellar Southampton
Sep 18 SXSC Festival @ The Railway Winchester
Sep 24 Weekender Festival Southampton

New SugaSmak! single out April 18 2011

OMG. After a fair few rave notices for debut single ‘We Are’, whose 99p video received thousands of plays on youtube, we can reveal that SugaSmak! are back with the party-tastic ‘Krashed Out’, featuring rapper Bubbz, released on April 18 2011 on our sister label Better Get Records. Listen here

A little backstory with that?

One evening, at some awful party in East London, no doubt at an ungodly hour, and after more than one small sherry, MOBO-award nominated soul singer SugaJack (aka Nate James) and the almost-enigmatic Clyma (aka Matt Infadels) were introduced.

Initially, the signs weren’t good. He said ‘tomarto’; and he said ‘tom-ato’.
(But. But! Tennant & Lowe. Mclaren and Westwood. Pope & Harman. The best couples are worlds apart.)

And lo and behold Clyma and Sugajack had soon given birth to ‘We Are…’ a bouncing bassline-fuelled slice of choonage. Imagine, if you will, Crystal Waters sipping absinthe with PM Dawn (or perhaps Altern8); or, as Clyma quips: ‘Sly And the Family Stone jamming with Tensnake’.

SugaSmak! About as sweaty as a nun at a disco.

Francis Neve announces Live London dates

FRANCIS NEVE LIVE IN LONDON + new single Winterbury due Spring 2011






 “His lo-fi pop is perfectly pitched…For a debut single? Very nice” Clash

“An atmospheric, melancholic pop/folk fusion masterpiece…a debut single to sit up and take notice of.” This is Fake DIY

 “Hits you with quirky beats, weaving bass lines and punchy rhythms…a captivating listen.” For Folks Sake

Praise for debut mini album ‘The Second Time We First Met’ OUT NOW:

“His ethereal vocals pave the way for something original: a sound which fuses the emotiveness of Bon Iver with fervent harmonics reminiscent of early Foals.” Music Week

“A triumph from the off.” Stereoboard

“A truly exceptional album.”  ***** Music News

“A collection of emotive lo-fi pop…he has poured his heart and soul into it.” Bearded Magazine

Essex born, singer-songwriter Francis Neve has confirmed more London live shows for 2011. Francis and band will be taking to the stage at the East End’s Strong Rooms on February 9, High Street Kensington’s newest live venue, AAA on February 19th, the Best of Myspace night at the Bull & Gate on March 2nd and Camden’s legendary Dublin Castle on March 7. More dates to be announced.

Francis will be performing new material, plus music from his critically acclaimed debut album, The Second Time We First Met, released late last year – a mini album of subtly infectious emotive pop, which won over the likes of Clash, Music Week, Bearded, This is Fake DIY and For Folks Sake.

The first single taken from the album, Brian’s Drying Up was accompanied by a stunning lo-fi video which attracted a lot attention online. Here you’ll find it streamed on the likes of Clash Music, Room Thirteen, Stereoboard, and The Music Fix, next to features with sites like Access All Areas, Bearded and Gaydar.  Other fans include Jazz FM and the BBC.

 His album ‘The Second Time We First Met’ is OUT NOW with track ‘Come Near’ available as a free download from his website.


Stephen Emms or Steve Rose T: 020 7226 0990