No stranger to the spotlight, Lucy Spraggan is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented young, female singer songwriters today. Despite shooting to fame after only a short time on the primetime TV show X Factor, she found herself hitting the headlines and becoming a household name as a feisty, female champion for the LGBTQ community. However, Lucy has successfully retained respect from fans and critics alike as so much more than another reality celebrity. An accomplished musician, whose songs ooze with her personality and lyrical content full of humour, Lucy’s jaunty melodies will drop into your ears and bring a smile to your lips as you find yourself happily humming along at any hour of the day.
Pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – have released the official video for their brand-new single What The Future Holds. The impressive, futuristic video, which was filmed pre-lockdown and directed by Max and Dania, encompasses the soul of Steps and features another striking, iconic dance routine. Watch the video below:
Following the recent announcement of Kraftwerk’s 3-D The Catalogue (Dolby Atmos Surround Mix) and 5 German language studio albums (Trans Europa Express, Die Mensch-Maschine, Computerwelt, Techno Pop and The Mix) being made available to stream for the very first time, Parlophone Records have confirmed that the 2009 UK and German vinyl 12345678 Catalogue remasters are to be made available as limited edition, individual heavyweight LPs, most of which have never been pressed on coloured vinyl before.
Three years after they staged the UK’s most successful comeback of the decade, enduring pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – return once again with their new album, ‘What The Future Holds’, to be released on November 27th 2020 and the sure-to-be epic, What The Future Holds 2021 Tour, starting in Sheffield on November 2nd 2021.
Following the extraordinary response to the online streaming event in July, audiences will have another chance to experience ‘Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace’ as it screens in cinemas globally via Trafalgar Releasing from 5 November. The cinematic release of this remarkable and compelling film will be followed by an album on 20 November, available on vinyl, CD and streaming services worldwide.
Following hot on the heels of beloved single and BBC Radio 2-playlisted, ‘Eleanor’, the world becomes a dancefloor in the hands of Liverpool six-piece Red Rum Club, as they release the second single, ‘Ballerino’ from their newly announced second album, ‘The Hollow of Humdrum’, which is set for release on 2 October.
Out today via Mute Records, Erasure’s album, ‘The Neon’, could be just as easily be a trip back in time, as much as it’s a contemporary album. It’s all about how you view it. Those of a certain age might be transported to the days of neon fingerless gloves, teased up hair like birds’ nests, and stirrup pants and Doc Martens (brogues or boots – your choice), paired with oversized painter shirts. But then again, it’s very much a contemporary album, touching on very modern themes. A lot of the issues of the 80s are revisited – albeit in slightly different form – today, and albums like ‘The Neon’ are what we needed then, and now, to take our minds off those things.
Melanie C has today announced details of a UK and European headline tour for spring 2021. Sporty has also confirmed plans for four global live-streams to coincide with the release of her hugely anticipated self-titled album on October 2nd (with a full-band set and plenty of surprises to be revealed). Pre-sale to the 2021 headline shows begins on August 26th at 9AM BST, with general sale on August 28th via Gigs And Tours: tickets for the live streams are also available via her official website.
Today sees the release of ‘Revelations’ the new album from Daphne Guinness, produced by Tony Visconti and available now via Agent Anonyme/Absolute. Daphne recorded the new album at Les Studios Saint Germain, Paris – working once again with David Bowie producer Visconti, also at the helm for Guinness’ previous two critically-acclaimed albums, ‘Optimist in Black’ and ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’. ‘Revelations’ is now available to stream across all platforms here.
New Hope Club have just released a special extended version of their debut album, digitally. It features six additional songs which were included as bonus tracks on the physical release, and now as a treat for the fans, are available across streaming services. Just To Find Love, Remember, We Broke Up In A Dream, How To Say I Love You, Turning Red and Flight Away were all written by the band, so are very personal and close to their hearts. The self-titled LP came out earlier this year, and charted at number 5 in the Official UK Album Chart.
Following the consistent success of radio playlisted singles, critical acclaim and selling out shows across the UK and beyond, Sea Girls today release their highly anticipated debut album ‘Open Up Your Head’ – on Polydor – featuring fourteen doses of memorable guitar-pop brilliance produced by Larry Hibbitt in London.