VICE, NOISEY TV and VISION MUSIC PROMOTIONS Present MANNEQUINS ON 7TH STREET

* EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM *

http://noisey.vice.com/de/read/mannequins-on-7th-street-feature-010

 

NME

“’.. They have buddied up at jazz studio in Antwerp, but you won’t find a rogue sax disrupting their flow of hushed electronic beat and smart melancholic sounds.”

 

DISCO NAIVETE

“Mannequins on 7th Street have been paying very close attention to what’s hot lately. Debut offering Wailing of Hesione offers a bit of everything brilliant: Sparse but up-lifting, guitar backed but electronic r&b pop. Boy-boy duo set to cause quite a bit of stir if you ask us. Minimal but so, so big.”

 

KNOX ROAD

“Mannequins on 7th Street makes perfect rainy day music. Looking for the next Zero 7, but in male form? Well, the Mannequins duo is delivering similar blissed out electronic music and you’d be remiss not to keep track of their promising future.”

 

ACID STAG

“The Soft atmospheric beats, thump gracefully against warm melancholic vocals, re-sulting in a sound that can be likened to a combination of German electronic project Moderat.”

 

Mannequins on 7th Street are songwriter/vocalist Alexandre Lambrecht and producer Tim de Fontaine. Their tracks are pristine and polished; each subsequent offering has been a subtle refinement of their melancholy sound, which feels right at home with people like British heavy-weights the xx and darker, brooding electronic based music.

 

Formed whilst still at school in the fall of 2012 at the jazz studio in Antwerp, Belgium, the duo quickly realized they had a lot in common with  both their musical influences and ambitions. “we started playing together and found out we also wanted to create the same atmosphere; that there was a whole universe of music we shared.” Incredibly, the track  ‘Wailing Of Hesione’ was created the first time they played together.

 

The name Mannequins on 7th Street comes from a collection of poetry by Tamar Yoseloff. The meaning is not to be taken literally, but rather as an ambience. Very much inspired by the chaos in cities; the way people race by without giving much thought to what surrounds them; people’s looks lingering in the void, avoiding each other’s eyes; people being alone among an immensity; personalities blurred by consumerism and advertising; to a stereo-type of the body and way of life imposed by society; how meaningless and powerless we feel; “all dressed up, and nowhere to go.” mannequins are a kind of metaphor for this life that we look up to in the western world, but perhaps there isn’t much to look up to after all.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

 

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/mannequinson7thstreet

Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/mannequinson7thstreet

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Mannequins7th


( POP ) The Guardian & Vision Music Promotion present KELIS 'LIVE IN LONDON' * FREE STREAM *

THE GUARDIAN LINK TO FREE STREAM:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/nov/18/kelis-live-in-london-album-stream

Kelis: Live in London – album stream

Listen to the singer and Cordon Bleu chef, recorded last July at her Somerset House show in London, and let us know what you think.

Aside from training as a Cordon Bleu saucier, flogging ribs out of the back of her mobile food van and hosting a TV cookery show, 2014 marked the year in which Kelis released her sixth album, tellingly titled Food. She also performed at Somerset House with a big band and a horn section, a show described by Kitty Empire as “a blinder, replete with hits, humour and flute solos”.

Dressed in “voluminous sea-goddess robes”, her performance – part of the week-long annual summer series – was bookended with a triumphant interpretation of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good, and inbetween ranged from 70s singer-songwriter soul on Lil Star to the slick ska of 2004’s Trick Me. She also delivered a funk rework of Acapella’s tribal rave, a snippet of her defining guest vocal on Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1999 Got Your Money, the skittish masterpiece of Millionaire (originally featuring André 3000) and a fusion of Get Along With You and Good Stuff lifted from her debut album, Kaleidoscope.

Listen to the live album ahead of its release on 24 November, and tell us what you make of it.

CONTACT: charlee (at) visionmusic.co.uk


( GRUNGE / ROCK ) BLACKTOP MOJO Gets MSN / MUZU TV PREMIERE

BLACKTOP MOJO

‘I AM’

 

RELEASE PERIOD: DEC/JAN

LABEL: Blacktop Mojo

CAT NO: BT002

VIDEO:

http://www.msn.com/en-ie/video/watch/blacktop-mojo-i-am/vp-BB944FB

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Kenneth Irwin Percussion- Nathan Gillis Bass- Chris Davis Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer SOCIAL NETWORKS: http://www.blacktopmojo.com | http://www.facebook.com/blacktopmojo http://www.twitter.com/blacktopmojo | http://www.soundcloud.com/blacktop-mojo http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJtL1AIJ8bjqabmpsq_q1kg https://play.spotify.com/artist/74YaL1CwdKlao06KrJyuX2?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am/id883464303 FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES CONTACT: ROB DALLISON t: 0044 [0] 207 499 8024 / e: rob@visionmusic.co.uk Vision Music Promotion |The Brew | Victoria House | Lower Ground Left | 64 Paul Street | London | EC2A 4NG " v:shapes="_x0000_s1026">*GRITTY, HARD, GRUNGE ROCK WITH SOARING VOCALS, PSYCHEDELIC STORY TELLING, AND A DUAL GUITAR ATTACK EVOCATIVE OF SUCH BANDS AS THIN LIZZY AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD *

Blacktop Mojo is a hard rock band from Palestine, Texas that channels a heavy, gritty sound and seamlessly blends it with melody and adrenaline. With sludgy, rigid guitar lines and soaring, ariose vocal runs twisted around psychedelic story-telling; Blacktop Mojo's songs deal with everything from ballads of love and loss, to epic tales of overcoming death itself, all delivered in a package of staunch, hard rock.

Blacktop Mojo was formed in September 2012 by lead vocalist Matt James, drummer Nathan Gillis, and lead guitarist Kenneth Irwin.  After borrowing” bass players from other bands, Blacktop Mojo became complete with the addition of bassist Chris Davis. Armed with a demo EP and a dream, the four set out to play as many shows as they could, anywhere that they could, playing any type of music they could think of to hone their craft and find their sound. In their short time together, they played shows across the US with a range of touring artists including Aaron Lewis, Whiskey Myers, Dirty River Boys, and The Bigsbys, among others.

Through touring the band was introduced to their fifth member lead guitarist Ryan Kiefer who fell right into place, he liked the same music, had the same taste in off-color humor, and most importantly his style of guitar playing fit flawlessly into place with Irwin’s brand of shredding. Together they formed a dual guitar attack evocative of such bands as Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with a hint of the grunge acts of the 90’s.

While the band enjoys playing their favorite cover songs, they are truly impassioned with crafting their own original music. "The thing that makes us different from a lot of bands today is that ALL of us write the songs," says drummer Nathan Gillis.  "My best five songs have to beat out Matt's 5 songs.  Matt's best 5 have to beat out Chris' best, and so on. It makes us really versatile in our styles and how we write. The thing that I also love about this band, is that we can all sit in a room and write songs TOGETHER as well.”

The band recently put together their first Full-Length album, titled, “I AM”. The album was recorded and mastered at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas with the help of Producer Philip Mosley, Staff Engineer Drew Hall, and Mixing Engineer Austin Deptula.

The album ‘I AM’ will be released in the UK in January 2015 with a single and video ‘I AM’ released in November 2014.

CONTACT: rob@visionmusic.co.uk


( HIP HOP ) THE GAME new album 'BLOOD MOON – THE YEAR OF THE WOLF' / Contact Vision for Press / Radio Requests

ARTIST: THE GAME

TITLE: BLOOD MOON – THE YEAR OF THE WOLF

 

LABEL: CASH MACHINE RECORDS – E ONE

FORMAT:  MP3 | CD | VINYL

ONLINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEGAME | WWW.TWITTER.COM/THEGAME | WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/WHENARICHNIGGAWANTYOU

RELEASE DATE: 3rd NOV 2014

 

BACK IN THE GAME……

 

+ The Game has sold over 20 million albums worldwide

+ Guest features by Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, French Montana amongst others
+ Best known for representing west coast hip hop to the fullest & for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés
+ Facebook 7.2M "Likes"  https://www.facebook.com/thegame
+ Twitter 1.15M "Followers" https://twitter.com/thegame
+ Instagram: 2,35M "Followers" http://instagram.com/whenarichniggawantyou

+ Limited Edition Box Set incl. CD, Bonus CD, T-Shirt Size L, Poster and Sticker

Signed to Dr. Dre in the early 2000s, Game exploded on the music scene in 2004 as the most dynamic member of 50 Cent's G-Unit collective. With the release of Game's debut album, 2005's blockbuster The Documentary, the rapper became the first platinum artist to emerge from the West Coast in several years.

 

From there, Game broke out on his own, delivering a seemingly endless string of mixtapes and recording his acclaimed The Doctor's Advocate album without either Dr. Dre's or 50 Cent's involvement. The 2006 release featured the hit singles 'It's Okay (One Blood)' and 'Wouldn't Get Far,' demonstrating that Game was a star in his own right.
Game's charisma helped him make a seamless transition to acting. He delivered a lauded performance in the 2006 film Waist Deep with Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Good before sharing the screen in 2008 with Keanu Reeves and Chris Evans in the critically acclaimed cop drama Street Kings.

 

As Game made inroads in Hollywood, he’s remained rooted in the streets. His third album, 2008's LAX, solidified his status as one of rap's premier artists, while his next album, 2011's The R.E.D. Album, became his third album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200.  Now with his Marrying The Game reality show airing on VH1, Game is ready to show once again that music remains his first creative love. His new album "Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf" looks to be the next masterpiece to add to his collection of hit records.

 

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FOR MORE INFO / INTERVIEW REQUESTS CONTACT CHARLEE

e: charlee@visionmusic.co.uk


KINKAJOUS GET BACKING FROM GILLES PETERSON FOR NEW SINGLE &VIDEO - 'LIMB'

* INFLUENCED BY PEOPLE LIKE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, JAGA JAZZIST AND BONOBO, KINKAJOUS BLEND ELECTRONICA , JAZZ, BEATS, AND SOUL *

* GILLES PETERSON WILL BE PLAYING KINKAJOUS ON HIS WORLDWIDE SYNDICATED SHOW ON WEDNESDAY 15TH OCT *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8kO224hagE&feature=youtu.be

Kinkajous is a London based band and the latest project of French duo Adrien Cau and Benoit Parmentier. Inspired by the new electro-acoustic scene, including the likes of Cinematic Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist, Bonobo, Ibrahim Maalouf and Portico Quartet, Kinkajous alternates powerful drums and mesmerizing sounds with the sensitivity of the clarinet in a unique way.

Their first EP will be released on the 18th October 2014, and will include original tracks, a collaboration with the amazing Mariama (mariama.bandcamp.com) as well as remixes by CHPLN (www.chpln.com) and Krunzcahrt (krunzcahrt.bandcamp.com).

The band features Adrien Cau (clarinet/bass clarinet), Benoît Parmentier (drums/percussions), Layla Kim (synths/piano), Rick Tipton (samples/electronic sounds) and Sjur Opsal (bass/double bass). 

FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES CONTACT: 

ROB DALLISON

t: 0044 [0] 207 499 8024 / e: rob(at)visionmusic.co.uk

 


UTAH SAINTS & CHANNEL 5's GADGET SHOW TEAM UP FOR CHARITY SINGLE

 

 

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* CHANNEL 5's GADGET SHOW TEAM UP WITH UTAH SAINTS TO CREATE TOP 40

HIT FOR THE NORDOFF ROBBONS CHARITY USING CONSUMER MUSIC GADGETS *

 

TECH WARRIORS feat THE O-DOG

'MUSIC WITH YOU'

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

 

VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH_Xd0rsvnw

 

THE RECORD IS AVAILABLE AT:

 

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/music-you-remix-feat.-o-dog/id898791359
Amazon Digital Services Inc. - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Music-You-Remix-Tech-Warriors/dp/B00LVYHD3G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1406022209&sr=8-4&keywords=tech+warriors
Google Music - https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Tech_Warriors_Music_with_You_Remix?id=Bdnuw3h7yawnnlb62tnuhitsfxm&hl=en_GB
Xbox Music – http://music.xbox.com/album/tech-warriors/music-with-you-remix/e8876f08-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933 7 Digital - http://www.7digital.com/artist/tech-warriors/release/music-with-you-remix
rDio – http://www.rdio.com/artist/Tech_Warriors/album/Music_with_You_(Remix)/
deezer – http://www.deezer.com/artist/6059022

 

Tech Warriors feat. The O-Dog – Music With You

The “Tech Warriors” are presenters Jason Bradbury, Amy Williams and Ortis Deley (aka The O-Dog) from Channel 5’s hit technology programme “The Gadget Show”.

They have teamed up with Utah Saints to create a one off track using consumer music gadgets, to see if they can enter the Top 40 Chart!

To do this the track needs 8000 downloads and is available from 59p. All profits will be going directly to music charity Nordoff Robbins.

 

“Music With You” is officially on sale now.

 

All profits from the sales of the track will go towards the charity Nordoff Robbins, a music therapy charity, dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults around the UK through music. http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/

 

INDIVIDUAL BIOGRAPHIES

JASON BRADBURY - Jason has been on “The Gadget Show” since day one, bringing his infectious personality and dogged perseverance to all tests, builds and challenges. This gadget-obsessed Guinness World Record holder also loves nothing more than putting his music-making and DJing skills into action whenever the opportunity arises.

AMY WILLIAMS - Amy is the newest member of “The Gadget Show” team, joining for the start of Series 20, a 15 episode run that begins airing on 15 September 2014. Since winning Olympic Gold for the Skeleton at Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics she has been awarded an MBE and is now showing off her sporting prowess, bravery and tech knowledge on “The Gadget Show”.

ORTIS DELEY - Ortis aka “The O-Dog” is an easy going fan favourite who is no stranger to the world of music; being the lead singer in rock covers band “Revenge Of Gentlemen”. Always listening to music and a lover of singing, Ortis was the natural choice to supply the vocals for the “Music For You” track.

 

MORE INFO / PRESS & RADIO REQUESTS, CONTACT: 

e: vision@visionmusic.co.uk
Vision Music Promotion, 22 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7PE


* 'ROUGE' ARE Q MAGAZINE & MUZU TV ONES TO WATCH - ALL GIRL FUZZY BLUES ROCK LIKENED TO HAIM AND DEAP VALLY *

ROUGE

EDGE OF THE BED

RELEASE DATE: Monday 16th June 2014

 

* ALL GIRL FUZZY BLUES ROCK LIKENED TO HAIM AND DEAP VALLY *

 

Q MAGAZINE ONES TO WATCH:

www.qthemusic.com/2524/five-songs-to-hear-this-week-jon-hopkins-horse-party-wye-oak-rouge-kutosis

MUZU TV FEATURED VIDEO: 

http://www.muzu.tv/rouge/edge-of-the-bed-music-video/2221497

 

Rouge are an all girl four piece from London. Launching with an explosive hometown show in April 2013, they have showcased their fuzzy blues rock style to audiences nationwide. Having been compared to the likes of Deap Vally and Haim, the band picked up worldwide support following the release of debut single 'Wilderness' in November 2013. The DIY release of handmade physical CDs sold out within a month, and high profile support slots followed in early 2014 with the likes of To Kill a King and Bite the Buffalo.

Following this, in between playing packed out shows at The Garage and Barfly in London, the girls found time to lock themselves in the studio, perfecting their first official EP, with Adam Crowe of Snap Studios. Led by title track 'Edge of the Bed', and accompanied by a stunning new music video, the EP showcases both sides of the band, with the raw power and stomping blues of Edge of the Bed and Wilderness being complimented by the slower, soulful vocals of Strike and Limit to Your Love.

The EP is available to pre order now, and is released officially 16th June, available in physical format from the official website, and to download and stream via all the usual outlets. Keep your eyes peeled as the Rouge girls step it up a notch. Bursting forward in leaps and bounds musically, the Edge of the Bed release will see the band cover yet more of the country, responding to the demands of their ever growing fan base, and continuing 2014 with the sort of momentum that can only lead them onto a very bright future.

PRESS / RADIO CONTACT: vision (at) visionmusic.co.uk


SATELLITES - ISTEDGADE EP

NEW VIDEO FROM ROUGH TRADE'S BAND OF THE MONTH: SATELLITES - 'NEON SUN'

satellites
neon sun

RELEASE PERIOD: MARCH 2014
DISTRIBUTION: UK PIAS
PRESS/ONLINE: Rob Dallison / Vision Promotions
RADIO: James Pegrum / Viaduct Promotions
PUBLISHING: Paul Kinder / COOKING VINYL
LABEL: Vesterbrother / MANAGEMENT: HΩΩPMUSIC

* ‘Lush without being pompous, and really rather lovely’ 4/5 - THE GUARDIAN *

* 'Like a modern day The The’ 3/5' - MOJO *

* 'Songs with an epic thrust’ 7/10' - CLASH *

* THE GUARDIAN'S BAND OF THE DAY 2012 *

* ROUGH TRADES BAND OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2013*

VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjVGNge_4Xc

*PLEASE TRY AND LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EMBED / SHARE / OR FEATURE THE BAND – rob@visionmusic.co.uk *

‘Neon Sun’, is the 2nd single from SATELLITES '02' album, and will be released as part of the new 'ISTEDGADE EP'.

The video for 'Neon Sun' was conceived and directed by Yibi Hu of Moving Image Exchange, who also directed the promo for first UK single off SATELLITES.02, ‘Wasteland’ , which was both Vimeo's Staff Pick, and MUZU TV's video of the week.

Named after a street in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, which inspired the song, ‘Neon Sun’, the ISTEDGADE EP features a track – ‘A Million Drums’ - which was exclusive to the vinyl edition of SATELLITES.02. Plus two entirely new tracks - ‘Encore Encore’ and ‘Spent Venom’ - recorded as part of the album sessions.

A day and date release of March 3, ‘Neon Sun’ is also the launch single for the worldwide release of SATELLITES.02 (through INGrooves) in Spring 2014.

* A second consecutive year in the Rough Trade Shops chart, after SATELLITES.01 was voted #16 Album of 2012

INFO / PRESS & RADIO REQUESTS, CONTACT: e: vision(at)visionmusic.co.uk


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COMPLEX MAGAZINE PREMIER'S NEW DOPPELGANGAZ VIDEO - HOLLA!!

COMPLEX MAGAZINE PREMIER'S NEW DOPPELGANGAZ VIDEO - HOLLA!!

Fresh off the back of their sold out EU tour – DOPPELGANGAZ bounce back with a fresh video for HOLLA x 2, the first single taken from their forthcoming album “PEACE KEHD” - released this spring!!

The video was premiered yesterday via COMPLEX MAGAZINE – watch it below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QXnkSBCKgk

PLEASE BLOG | POST | HOST | SHARE | TWEET & ENJOY

INFO / PRESS & RADIO REQUESTS, CONTACT: charlee (at) visionmusic.co.uk