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.
“Hard Believer” is the opening and title track from Fink‘s forthcoming fifth studio album on Ninja Tune. The track is produced by Billy Bush. Download the track “Hard Believer” for free here. Tour dates, a new short film, and finally the new album is coming soon …
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 and songwriter Nick Mulvey from London unveiled his new single “Nitrous”, which will be out October 27th. Pre-order now on iTunes. Listen to more of his wonderful songs on Soundcloud and enjoy few live recordings on YouTube.
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.
New York and Tennessee based singer/songwriter Valerie June finally released her new album, “Pushin’ Against A Stone”. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys helped her with songwriting and production. Enjoy her blues, folk and country music. Available now on Amazon or iTunes.
Everlasting is LD Brown aka Grey Reverend‘s first single since The Cinematic Orchestra’s Motion Audio imprint released his debut album in 2010, and comes fresh off the back of his vaunted collaboration with Bonobo, “First Fires”. The “Everlasting” EP features four new songs, announces his forthcoming sophomore album “A Hero’s Lie” on Motion Audio (Release September 2nd). Grey Reverend produced the songs himself, playing percussive elements, keys and a homemade melotron as well as his signature rhythmic, raw guitar. Pre-order on Ninja Tune or iTunes.
Watch Nick Mulvey performing his new lead single “Fever To The Form” from his upcoming EP live on Gilles Peterson’s Radio Show. The EP is out through Communion/Fiction Records.Order now iTunes. More songs are on his Soundcloud.
We mentioned Chet Faker‘s ‘Live Sessions‘ few weeks ago. The EP containing recordings made at the old Buttery Factory/Australia is now available as free download. Watch the series on YouTube and visit Fakers Facebook for the free download. Don’t forget to check out his EP ‘Thinking in Textures’ which is still available on iTunes.