Artist: Blue
Release: Hurt Lovers
Label: Blueworld UK LLP
Genre: Pop

Brand new single from Blue straight off the back off their last minute inclusion in ITV2’s Big Reunion show and tour. As one of the most successful British acts of the last decade, Blue have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, with all three of the band’s previous studio albums having reached the #1 slot. Blue have performed live with the likes of Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder, and will be performing live at an almost sold out, exclusive O2 Shepherds Bush Empire gig on Friday 3rd May. ‘Hurt Lovers’ is the first single from their first studio album, ‘Roulette’, in over a decade.

 

 

 

Artist: Echotape
Release: Collective
Label: Amalgamated Sonic Industries
Genre: Alternative

Echotape release their debut album ‘Collective’ produced by Killing Joke bassist and legendary producer Youth. After forming in a small off-the-map town in Southern England, one of the band’s recordings found its way to Youth. Blown away by their sound, he invited the band to his studios in Spain where he produced the album, ‘Collective’. The result is a breathtaking statement of intent, demonstrating a depth of lyric and songwriting which has become increasingly rare amongst many contemporary artists. It is a purposeful and honest collection of songs.

 

 

 

Artist: Chicken Lips
Release: All That You Do
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – House

Chicken Lips unleash a brand new single, dropping a timeless, funk fueled bomb entitled ‘All That You Do’ backed with remixes from Joe Goddard, Ben Pearce, The Emperor Machine and The Rhythm Odyssey. There are few new releases that create such a buzz of excitement as a fresh single from Chicken Lips and with good reason. The Stafford based production duo of Andy Meecham and Dean Meredith have been working together for well over twenty years now, topping the charts with Bizarre Inc. in the 90’s and helping to shape the sound of modern dance music as Chicken Lips.

 

 

 

Artist: Vlks
Release: Vlks V
Label: Vlksband
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

‘Vlks V’ is the debut EP release by Vlks, a group of musicians from London/Chatham. The EP features four songs recorded in Rochester with producer Jim Riley (Billy Childish, Two Wounded Birds, Len Price 3). The lead track is ‘Day Of Bees’ – a black & white 60s melodrama about the bins on the streets, backed with a soaring, crooning chorus of cellos, violins and huge drums. ‘Day Of Bees’ is backed with 3 other songs, their lyrics all based in deep mundanity but with the music staring at the stars.