The Shires are probably our most successful Country artists and just before lockdown last March, they released album number four ‘Good Years’ but had to put their tour on hold. The tour has been put back to 2022 but they are going to treat their fans, and hopefully some new fans, to an exclusive live gig to be streamed on Saturday, April 10th via Stabal. You can find out more here.
With no dates set yet for the re-opening of music venues in the U.K. due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, artists are having to reschedule concert dates and work around the health and safety regulations put in place by the U.K. government. Jedward are also affected by this, the Irish duo having to move their three show tour from August to February. It had originally been planned for May.
Alt-pop artists Jedward are exactly what the doctor has ordered when it comes to relief from the cabin-fever we’re all experiencing because of the current COVID-19 lockdown situation. Sharing last night on Twitter, the duo announced that they will be releasing the music video for their song, Extraordinary’ next month, to be followed by the clip for ‘Teenage Runaway’.
We’ve had The Essential Advent Calendar for a few years now and usually when it comes to December 25 we summarise the songs we’ve featured over advent. This year is going to be different. It’s the end of the decade. When we go back to reality after the Christmas/New Year period, and work out how to remember how to write the date, it’s no longer going to be the 20-teens, we’ll have entered the 2020s. And ultimately, it’s up to us to decide whether it’s going to be a time of prosperity and positivity or not: will we have a Roaring 2020s, or will we just go along with whatever is given to us, accepting it as our lot in life, no matter how miserable it makes us feel?
George and Esther Longworth, originally started writing music as teenagers, before forming the band Dirty Blonde while studying at Cambridge University. Now the brother and sister are embarking on a new journey with their new project WOLF, and recently visited LA, where the pair worked on their debut EP, ‘You, Yourself, And Me’, alongside Joe Kiely, with whom George studied at the Royal College of Music. First single, ‘Set Yourself Free’, will be released on November 26.
Jedward will be releasing deeply sensual ‘Bodies In Action’ this Thursday 13 June, alongside the already announced ‘Soul Crushing’. The songs are the first two tracks on their upcoming fourth album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, which comes out June 27, via Universal Music. ‘Soul Crushing’ is already available across Asia.
Having signed with Universal Music Asia earlier this year, Jedward today announced that first single from upcoming fourth album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, will the song, Soul Crushing’. The track will be released across Asia tomorrow June 6, and in the rest of the world on June 13. ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ comes out June 27.
It’s hard to believe but the undisputed classic album, ‘Starfish’, from legendary Australian band The Church, commemorates its 30th anniversary this year. To celebrate the occasion, The Church will be touring the UK this June, including a weekend of shows at London’s Bush Hall, as well as appearances at Manchester’s Club Academy, and La Belle Angele, in Edinburgh.
Riding high after their performance as one of the showcasing artists at the AmericanaFest in London in January, British Americana duo The Luck have returned with their first release of the year ‘If This is Love’. We caught up with the brother sister duo ahead of #NationalSiblingDay to talk all things family, inspiration, and the pros and cons of working with someone who often knows you better than you know yourself….