Ben Howard is pleased to announce the release of his forthcoming second studio album. ‘I Forget Where We Were’ is the follow up to 2011’s ‘Every Kingdom’, it will be released through Island Records on the 20th October 2014. Pre-order CD/Vinyl direct or digital on iTunes or Amazon. Below you’ll find three tracks taken from the LP.
Adam Scrimshire just released the second volume of his “in between” series. ‘Forgotten Songs’ features six unheard songs. ‘Saltwater’ featuring Matthew Halsall was written and recorded just a few short weeks after his first album ‘Along Came The Devil One Night‘ in 2009. ‘Driftwood’, is an acoustic guitar track, he played it while recording ‘The Hollow‘. Modified Man, Fuselage, 7th Tide, A Place For Everything – all experiments.
“… but I myself have been fairly unsettled since then and don’t know what the next album step for me is if, in fact, there should be one at all. These were slated for a new and different project, but, I decided to clear the cupboards and get rid of everything, so here they are. Last time I kind of just pulled them together and put them out, this time I’ve tried to build something a little more cohesive for you – hopefully you can enjoy this while I decide what to do next!”
We stumbled across Richard Houghten’s music on the skateboard video ‘Urban Isolation’ by Russell Houghten (watch the video below). Richard Houghten is from Oakland/United States, he started playing guitar as kid and loved working with a tascam 4 track recorder, making use of over dubbing and flipping over the tape to record in reverse. For the album ‘All Guitar’, he used only one acoustic guitar, and manipulate and change it as much as he could to reach out of its normal boundaries. Released April 8th 2014, available for free on Bandcamp.
London-based songwriter Nick Mulvey, former member in Mercury Award nominees Portico Quartet, is about to release his debut album. With an abundance of genres at his fingertips, Mulvey set about creating a sound that was both striking and individual, intertwining influences of great musicians such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Waits with a variation of African styles, including guitarist Kawele. This resulted in the sweet melodies and rhythmic strumming patterns that can be heard on his Dan Careyproduced EP “Fever to the Form”, which was released in 2013. His full-length album “First Mind” was due to arrive in 2014. You can pre-order now on iTunes.
We want to introduce to you singer and producer Casssandre from Brussels, Belgium. She’s preparing her upcoming debut album “Autour de Minuit”. You can listen to some of her songs and watch the teaser video below.
Last year, Fink performed a concert with one of the world’s best symphony orchestras – the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Fink’s music was rearranged for the orchestra by composer and orchestrator Jules Buckley, one of the most in-demand arrangers in Europe. His instinctive understanding of how to harness the huge power of an orchestra to play songs by contemporary musicians verges on the genius. Now, Ninja Tune is releasing the brilliant results. Fink Meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be released 14 October – order now at the Ninjashop. Watch “Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us”, and download a free track here.
Singer Willis Earl Beal is about to release his 2nd album. After the songs “Too Dry To Cry” and the Cat Power-feature “Coming Through”, you can now stream “Nobody Knows” in it’s entirely below via NPR. The official release date is set to September 10th, place your oder now on Amazon or iTunes.