Rufus Wainwright, whose highly-anticipated new pop album ‘UNFOLLOW THE RULES’ is out on July 10th, has today announced he will open the brand-new Royal Albert Home sessions with Royal Albert Hall. Royal Albert Home is a programme of free, nightly streamed shows, direct from artists’ living rooms and designed to keep the spirit of the venue alive while we’re closed. The season begins with Rufus Wainwright tomorrow evening, other acts confirmed to take part include Baxter Dury, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Roddy Woomble, with more to be announced.
It’s pretty rare that a song in the current musical landscape makes use of a Handpan, amongst other unusual instruments, successfully managing to sound unlike anything else around right now. But that’s exactly what Singapore-born, London-based artist Jonny Ong has done with latest track, ‘Isolated’.
With more than a hint of Echo And The Bunnymen (very much reminiscent of ‘Pretty In Pink’), The Cry return with their latest single, ‘This Hazy Morning’, the follow up to their previous release, ‘It Is As It Seems’, which came out late last year. The Cry will later this year – all things being equal – release their first LP since 1990.
The video for Michael Pinder’s latest single, ‘Soar’, shot by Rob Fitzgerald, captures him in a beautiful setting – it’s northern California, so it’s raining; he’s not the main character however, he’s merely the narrator, telling the story of a woman’s journey from resignation to overwhelming confidence.
Shara Vallée is from the tiny West Indies island of Anguilla, and the singer and performer is set to explode on the world with her silky smooth vocals. We present to you two of her songs, as well as the official videos, for ‘Tipsy’, and ‘Young, Wild And Free’. When Shara Vallée becomes a massive international star, don’t forget where you heard it first!