BPI and Brit Awards chief executive, Geoff Taylor, said the figures showed the UK is a “creative powerhouse” & he is absolutely correct. British acts account for 1 in 7 albums sold worldwide with 13.7% of worldwide sales. Sales of albums by British artists rose in Canada, Australia, Italy and Sweden, as well as the US.
Flight Brigade almost completed their debut album, co-produced by Gavin Monaghan (The Editors, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant) and mixed by Donald Clark (The Knife, Noah & The Whale, Muse) at Artillery Studios. The album is due for release in early Autumn. Flight Brigade have released the official music video for their upcoming single ‘Housefire’ which is set in the Welsh mountains and follows the story of a girl fleeing the haunting influence of her past. They have been confirmed for Bestival and Glastonbury Festival. Housefire has a haunting atmospheric vibe with a singable anthem.
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We become fans of Wyland, a New Jersey based quartet who mixes elements of electronic, indie and rock. The band dropped their new EP, You’re In The World Get Off Your Feet releasing singles including Wait and Lifeboats. The recently performed Atlantic City’s Beer & Music Festival with headliners Everclear and Taking Back Sunday. They perform at venues like Arlene’s Grocery and Pianos and have shared the stage with bands including Young the Giant, Awolnation, and Capital Cities. After making their way for Canadian Music Week the band just scored a show with Mumford and Sons, The Flaming Lips and Alabama Shakes.
Hilang Child, aka London based multi-instrumentalist Ed Riman, is set to release a new double A-side single, ‘Thule’ & ‘Endless String’, through Akira Records on June 15th. Give this new haunting single a couple of a listens and you will become addicted. Having passed 100,000 plays on Spotify and garnering praise from The 405 & Crack Magazine he will quickly find a sweet spot in the indie community.
Hailing from Rochester, NY, Roses & Revolutions is an indie pop duo made up of Alyssa Coco and Matt Merritt. Garnering attention from USA Today, MTV, Idolator, American Songwriter, and WXPN, their music has been compared to the likes of The Lumineers and Colbie Caillat. Their songs have been featured on popular TV networks & they have opened for The Head and the Heart, Sheryl Crow, O.A.R, Ingrid Michaelson, and The Lone Bellow. Upcoming dates included Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on June 7th & Xerox International Jazz Fest on June 24th.
The Runaway Club started in early 2014 when founder Alan Poettcker finally gave in to his addiction to synthesizers. Blending pop hooks with synth wave he starting writing and recording songs at his personal studio in Vancouver, Canada. Alan has toured worldwide, playing guitar, bass, synthesizers and singing in various bands. The Runaway Club released an 8 song EP followed by 2 singles. We’ve become immediate fans of the new catchy pop single “We’re Gonna be Alright”. The single is reminiscent of M83, Depeche Mode and New Order.