The Essential Advent Calendar: December 5

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 5 – Superbravo Release ‘La Nuit’ / ‘Chanson Pour Les Enfants L’Hiver’

It’s only December 5 but already we’re excited about Christmas Eve, which is is when the magic happens. In the night, Santa gets into his sleigh and he delivers all the presents, that are eagerly awaited by children all over the world. Paris trio Superbravo have recorded ‘La Nuit’ (The Night), with ‘Chanson Pour Les Enfants l’Hiver’ (‘Song For The Children Of The Winter’) on the B-side.

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KMFDM – ‘Paradise’

Formed in Paris in 1984, KMFDM cross techno/dance music with heavy metal to create their signature sound, an aggressive blend of industrial rock and blunt lyrics, challenging the social and political landscape. New album ‘PARADISE’ takes a deeper step into other genres, including abrasive hip-hop, dark alt rock, and avant-electro metal.

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ONLAP – ‘Miracle’

A noisy outlier in a sea of pop and jazz, hard rock Parisian band ONLAP has somehow managed to build itself a huge fan base over 13 years, two albums, and tons of singles. Their latest track, ‘Miracle’, will add to their near mythological status.

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Madonna Announces Madame X North American Tour

Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album ‘Madame X’ available globally on June 14, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theatres, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.

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W.C. Beck – ‘The Long Way Home’

Brooklyn-based folk singer and multi-instrumentalist W.C. Beck is set to release his new album, ‘First Flight’, on June 7. It follows on from his previous albums, ‘Sapling’, ‘Kansawyer’, and ‘Quivira’, which he released while living in Portland, Oregon.

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KNIFE + HEART / Starring Vanessa Paradis / In Cinemas & On MUBI July 5

Curated global streaming service and theatrical film distributor MUBI are delighted to announce the UK release of Yann Gonzalez’s deliriously kinky queer horror thriller ‘KNIFE + HEART’. Following its premiere at BFI Flare Film Festival, the film will be released in UK cinemas and on MUBI on 5th July 2019. Coinciding with film’s release in cinemas and on the service will be a season of LGBT films on MUBI screening in support of Pride Month.

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Dua Lipa Films Exclusive Four Track Set For Deezer

Last year Dua Lipa filmed an exclusive studio session in Paris for Deezer, performing to a small audience of fans. This show is now available to stream on Deezer, and watch the visuals on Deezer’s YouTube channel.

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French Producer Plastic Toy Teams Up With DJ Snake To Deliver Debut Release ‘Try Me’

Rising French DJ & producer Plastic Toy unveiled his brand-new single ‘Try Me’, a slick mid-tempo production made alongside Premiere Classe boss DJ Snake. The track was released on March 15.

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OMD Announce Special 40th Anniversary World Tour, Including 21 UK dates

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a special world tour. Starting in October in Portugal, stretching through to February 2020 finishing in Paris, the band will be joined by both Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw.

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JOHN NEWMAN Returns With New Single ‘FEELINGS’

John Newman has been one of the major breakthrough artists in the UK in recent years, and with his distinctive voice, the writer and performer of some of the biggest anthems, including his three number one singles, ‘Feel The Love’, ‘Love Me Again’, and ‘Blame’. After a short hiatus, John is back with release of his brand new single, ‘Feelings’.

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Dido Releases Sophie Muller Directed Video For ‘Give You Up’

Dido has today revealed the video for her single, ‘Give You Up’. It precedes her new album, ‘Still On My Mind’, set for release on 8th March.

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Jeff Goldblum And The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Debut At Number 1 With ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’

This Friday, on the eve of their first ever UK live show, Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum, and his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, celebrated hitting the top spot of the UK Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart with their debut album, ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’. The album was released on November 9.

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Hollywood Icon Jeff Goldblum’s Debut Album Out Today November 9 And Features Guest Vocals From Imelda May, Haley Reinhart & Sarah Silverman

Not content to merely be a Hollywood superstar, style icon, man of the moment, and absolute legend, Jeff Goldblum, celebrated his 66th birthday at the InStyle Magazine awards at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, where he was honoured as this year’s “Man Of Style”. The award comes ahead of the release of his debut jazz album, ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’, which he recorded earlier this year with his long term band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. ‘The Capitol Studio Sessions’ is out today November 9 through Decca Records.

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GypsyFingers – ‘Hey Maria’

Primarily comprising songwriter Victoria Coghlan and producer Luke Oldfield (son of Mike Oldfield), Gypsyfingers is an ethereal folk-rock/alternative band, started in 2010 as a solo project by Victoria while she was living in Paris.

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‘Straighten Up And Fly Right’: Classic Nat King Cole Track Latest From Jeff Goldblum And The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Featuring Imelda May And Till Brönner

With his take on the 1943 Nat King Cole standard, ‘Straighten Up And Fly Right’, Jeff Goldblum And The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra have today released the latest track from their upcoming album, ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’. The new single features vocals by Irish singer songwriter Imelda May, as well as German Jazz musician, Till Brönner on trumpet.

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Christine And The Queens New Album ‘Chris’ Channels Janet Jackson And Prince (With A Touch Of Chic) While Maintaining A Unique Style

Likely I’m the only person in the world who’s never actively listened to Christine And The Queens, but reviewing this album I find there’s something very intriguing to Christine’s sound, and I’m enjoying it a great deal.

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