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Ren Harvieu Shares New Track “Yes Please” Announces New Album Revel In The...

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Ren Harvieu Shares New Track "Yes Please" Announces New Album Revel In The Drama Due Out 4/3 On Bella Union

Having earlier signaled her return via the track “Teenage Mascara", Ren Harvieu has today announced news of her long-awaited new album Revel In The Drama, due for release April 3rd, 2020 via Bella Union. The album is a brilliant and bolder take on her timeless pop classicism, a compelling diary of a struggle with self-belief and a celebration of liberation and survival, seven years after her Top 5 debut album and having overcome a life-threatening injury. Think of Revel In The Drama as Harvieu’s second debut album; a new beginning. To celebrate the news Harvieu has shared a new track titled “Yes Please” which she describes as “A slow sensual dance of desire. I wanted to write about the art of seduction and the teasing power of being an unapologetic sexual being.” Listen to it HERE. Harvieu’s defiance against the odds and her willingness to lay herself open to make what she believed was within her is baked into every groove of the record, across every stylistic turn: the giddy pop of "Strange Thing", the gothic swoon of "Cruel Disguise", the smokey seductiveness of "Yes Please" through to the stirring torch song finale "My Body She Is Alive". Harvieu has come a long way from the 17-year-old who was signed to Island Records and who had no intention of becoming a singer-songwriter. Even when she made her debut album Through The Night, her confidence was low. “I did help write a few of the songs on that record, which I’m still very fond of, but I felt more of a mouthpiece for someone else’s talent, which eats away at you especially because I had so much to say lyrically I just hadn’t learnt how to as yet.” Her injury - a broken spine following “a freak accident” between recording and releasing her debut album - undermined Harvieu even further. Likewise, Island parted ways with her six months after its release, despite a Top 5 chart entry, making the BBC’s Sound Of 2012, a 5-star live review from The Guardian and TV exposure. What followed was what Harvieu describes as “some very dark years” which she addresses in songs like "Spirit Me Away" and the 50’s ballad-evoking "You Don’t Know Me." There was a split with her long term partner, her manager and then her beloved Salford: “In one fell swoop everything was gone. I knew I had to get away, start again, rebuild myself.” It wasn’t until 2015 to be exact, when she met Romeo Stodart, the Magic Numbers frontman and songwriter who had emailed after seeing her perform on Later… With Jools Holland, to ask if she’d consider writing together. “When we started, the energy was immediately different to anyone I’d worked with before, there was this insane instant musical connection” she says. “I loved that Romeo really embraced who I was and encouraged it, I was starting to realise that I didn’t have to be anything other than myself.” The pair spent the next two years co-writing: “I wasn’t in a massive hurry, because at last I was having fun” Harvieu says. "We’d stay up all night drinking, dancing and playing music, I felt like I was re-discovering a girl who had been hidden, quietened. I’d tell Romeo, I don’t just want to paint pretty pictures I want to revel in the drama of my life, the good and the bad, before I was afraid to say something in my lyrics, but no longer. I felt free.” The album was co-produced by Romeo Stodart and Dave Izumi Lynch, owner of Echo Zoo studio in Eastbourne where recording took place. “It was a truly magical experience working with Dave & Romeo, they are two absolute nurturing musical wizards.” says Harvieu. Harvieu’s lyrical confidence is evident throughout the album and has you leaning in to absorb line after line. Her voice, soaring and caressing in equal measure, is matched in force by her flirtatious personality. From the album’s opening lyric “Let me put my paws on you, strange thing” through to the feminine bite of "Curves And Swerves" “I’ve got some curves and some swerves, what you gonna do about it?” which crackles with sexual tension and an aching vulnerability. Among Harvieu’s new songs are messages of hope to her younger, anxious self. To the teenage goth Ren in "Little Raven", she says: “I want you to know, that I’m starting to feel, but its gonna take time, but I’m ready to heal”. "Tomorrow’s Girl Today" is to the Ren “who would make bad decisions… we can all be very self-destructive, but will we make it this time?” So what now? “I’ve created a second chance for myself“ she says. “And I will keep creating second chances for myself, because this is my life and I’m not afraid to revel in it anymore.” radio facts,radio djs,urban adult,Urban Radio,
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Revel In The Drama track listing:

1. Strange Thing 2. Teenage Mascara 3. This Is How You Make Me Feel 4. Curves And Swerves 5. Cruel Disguise 6. Yes Please 7. Spirit Me Away 8. This Is Our Love 9. You Don’t Know Me 10. Tomorrow’s Girl Today 11. Little Raven 12. My Body She Is Alive

Wrangler Share New Track “Anthropocene” Announce New Album A Situation Due Out 2/28 On...

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Wrangler Share New Track "Anthropocene" Announce New Album A Situation Due Out 2/28 On Bella Union

Following their critically acclaimed collaboration with John Grant on last year’s Creep Show project, Wrangler today announce news of their new album, A Situation, that will be released on February 28th, 2020 through Bella Union. To celebrate this announcement the band have shared first cut “Anthropocene”, a track about the collapse and fall of human civilization. Listen and watch its accompanying video HERE. Of the track Wrangler say: “We have left our mark on the world on which we walk. This is a soundtrack for the urban age. Sounds to lift us above the detritus which envelops and strangles us.” Of the video director Akiko Haruna adds: “The effect humans have on the planet is something that I am conscious of daily. Anthropocene shows our world, compressed onto the Wrangler logo. Over it looms three ugly heads, representing the human ego and how we might view ourselves as deities or Gods; the overseers of our world. Within the Wrangler world, we show a range of things happening in our current world such as sweat shops, deforestation, farming, fracking, sustainable energy, transport, etc. It was an immense privilege to work with 3D animator Ben Chan, who helped this world come to life. The situation is a serious one and I am very afraid, so to keep things bearable I like to force a slice of humour in everything. The space ship at the end is a little light relief from the situation; Escape. Realistically, I am much more for saving what we have and would rather not ditch our beautiful planet, but there’s nothing like a little space expedition to keep the options open.” When Wrangler first formed they had a very simple modus operandi. The clue was in their name. Ben ‘Benge’ Edwards (The Maths), Stephen ‘Mal’ Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Phil Winter (Tuung) would get together with a very select kit list of careworn analogue synthesisers and vintage digital sequencers. Their task? To wrangle new music from the ancient equipment. These self-imposed restrictions helped produced two classic long players: LA Spark (2014) and White Glue (2016). However, the times have changed and so have Wrangler. The coming decade, which looks set to be dubbed the Terrible Twenties, may be the last time that bands actually get to release albums. Ecological collapse, climate crisis, food shortages and the disintegration of the fabric of society will mean that the slow devolution of the music industry isn’t even one of the main things that musicians (or anyone else) should be worrying about. So the trio have thrown everything into their third (but hopefully not their last) album. The result - A Situation - is simultaneously their bleakest and funkiest release to date. This collection of warm, reverberant, amped up tracks, that land somewhere between future music, synth pop, industrial dance, classic techno and rigid electro, captures the ambiguities of the group perfectly. Just as they use the ageing outmoded equipment that other people once chose to throw away in order to make tomorrow’s music, they are the paranoid group who (just about) dare to hope that things still might turn out OK. They cast a doleful eye across the hellscape of 2019 and state, if the end is truly nigh, then it’s never been more important to celebrate the little time we have left. And if a revolution to save ourselves is possible then we’re all in need of a revolutionary party, with a revolutionary soundtrack to match. The album title A Situation is purposefully ambiguous, perhaps referring to a job that needs doing or a nettle that needs to be grasped; perhaps referring to an unspecified event that is potentially either an opportunity or a threat. "How To Start A Revolution" contains a different kind of warning. Mal says: “There was originally a little bit of irony in this track but if anything the world has become even scarier in the last two years. If you keep on pushing people there will come a tipping point and it will come back to bite you. There’s no irony left any more.” "Machines Designed (To Eat You Up)" is about the fully-automated AI state surveillance that threatens us all. It looks like the future that Cabaret Voltaire warned us about over four decades ago is now finally here. Mal says: “It’s not my fault! I take no satisfaction at all in this stuff coming true. If it felt dystopian then, it feels more dystopian now. Wrangler are still questioning power but some of the tools of power have changed. I’m now fearful of Google in the same way I was fearful of Thatcher in the 80s.” Phill adds: “In the 70s and 80s if you wanted to have a go you could any weekend of the year but nowadays it’s harder to see who the enemy is and where they are. Come on out and have a go. Where are you hiding?” Benge concludes: “People are aware of the problems with Google, Facebook, 5g, social media, etc. but they’re woven into everything we do, so impossible to deal with.” Addressing the multiple failures of the internet "Mess" originally had the more direct title "It’s A Fucking Mess"’ which just about says it all. "White Noise" is perhaps the bleakest track of all, based round a spoken word piece by Mal, inspired by a reflection on JG Ballard’s notorious and transgressive experimental novel The Atrocity Exhibition. But Wrangler refuse to ignore the possibility of hope. The mirror image of "Mess" comes in the shape of the copper-bottomed Kraftwerkian techno pop banger, "Rhizomatic". As Mal says: “It’s an uplifting song, simply because the decentralisation of technology is the one aspect of the internet that might save us.” But perhaps the most positive aspect of the album is hardwired into the DNA of the track "Slide" simply because it stands on a continuum with the most uplifting of jacking Chicago house and the most utopian of New York garage. Both sides of the coin - the dystopian and the utopian - are necessary for Wrangler to work. Phil sums it up the most succinctly when he says: “The heavier things get, the more I just want to jump around and have some fun.” The band have announced two headline shows in February. Dates are listed below. WRANGLER LIVE DATES: 2/28/2020 – Manchester, UK – The White Hotel - tickets 2/29/2020 – London, UK – Electrowerkz - tickets
Dog In The Snow Share New Track "Roses"

Dog In The Snow Share New Track “Roses”

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[caption id="attachment_243681" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Dog In The Snow Share New Track Dog In The Snow Share New Track "Roses"[/caption] With the release of Bella Union debut LP Vanishing Lands less than a month away on November 15th, Dog In The Snow today share new track "Roses” alongside its accompanying video. The video is again directed by Jay Bartlett, with whom Helen Ganya Brown, aka Dog In The Snow, collaborated on the videos for both “Dark” and “Dual Terror”. Watch and listen to "Roses" HERE. Of the video Bartlett says: “Keeping with the themes running through the triptych of music videos for Dog In The Snow we decided to shoot a one take video for Roses. Starting close and claustrophobic, the frame would open out slowly to reveal a harsh landscape that the artist is now a part of. Some sort of closure for the visuals. Shooting this was quite hellish. We were exposed to all the elements that day, but mainly wind and rain, and I think we only managed to a few takes before we were happy to wrap. Blue hands and numbness was the order of the day, however looking back over the footage, the weather totally aided the video’s look.” Helen Ganya Brown adds: “Roses is the first song I wrote with all the themes of Vanishing Lands in mind. ‘Some Survive, Thousands Die’ is a photograph by Alva White which spurred on the narrative of the song - a journey into an unknown land. It's a song for those who take the risk every day in search of something better.” Dog In The Snow’s album debut for Bella Union is Vanishing Lands, an imposing, haunting and luminous collection of songs in the darker spaces between dream-pop, art-rock and electronica, lifted by euphoric melodies, ravishing vocals and absorbing lyrics.

SONIKKU Shares New Track “Sweat” Feat. LIZ Out Now On Bella Union

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Radio Facts: Today London-based DJ and producer SONIKKU has shared brand new track "Sweat" which features underground pop star LIZ and is co-written by...

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