MNEK Language The first full length album from MNEK, big and soulful influenced RnB tunes. This album is so special to me because it’s something I’ve put my heart and soul in to writing and producing and singing (and apparently rapping too!). I’ve waited for the day my debut album is released my entire life, so naaaaaturallyy I’ve designed it to be listened to from start to finish - so every song flows into each other in a way that tells a sonic story. I’ve learnt so much as a musician over the years and most importantly as a young man - and I’m excited to share with you all what I’ve learnt so far!” Virgin EMI CD | LP
Paris Green / Tammi Terrell / Marvin Gaye Oh Yes This has all the hallmarks of a dance classic and one we should be really excited about. The vocal used on the track is indeed that of music legend Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Mitchel ‘Paris Green’ Kelly was discovered by Kölsch on his BBC Radio 1 Residency show through his track “You Got To Try”, which became demo of the month and shortly got signed by Damian Lazarus for his Rebellion/Crosstown Rebels imprint. The E.P. release received support from Pete Tong, Kölsch, Steve Bug, Damian Lazarus. The seed was planted and Mitchel began branching out, going off the beaten path, to create his personal style. With a natural interest in art, design and fashion, Mitchel started Paris Green in 2017. Creating hypnotic dancefloor grooves with soul and jazz aesthetics. He decided he needed to know the classics, because you can't know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been and that’s where he found Marvin Gaye’s 1967 ‘If I Could Build My Whole World Around You’ The track features Marvin Gaye and Tammi’s original vocals. Support is coming already from Damian Lazarus and many others at club. Virgin EMI 12"
Cold War Kids La Divine LP on 180g vinyl, includes a download code. The sixth studio album from Cold War Kids, which follows 2014’s Hold My Home. Feel-good indie-rock with lots of stomping piano lines and snappy sing-along choruses. For fans of Cage The Elephant, Fun. ‘A big belting tune from the US indie rockers, which will have you believing in the power of love'. - NME Virgin / EMI CD | LP
Iggy Pop The Bowie Years A 7 CD box set ‘ The Bowie Years’ exploring Iggy Pop’s Berlin-era albums to be released on 29th May via UMC. The boxset features remastered versions of ‘The Idiot’, ‘Lust For Life’, live album ‘TV Eye’ and rare outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40 page book. ‘Lust For Life’ and ‘The Idiot’ will also be released as standalone 2CD deluxe editions with bonus live CDs on the same date. The box set and albums provide a fascinating insight into the unique creative alchemy that defined the mythical Berlin-era of post punk, and set the wheels in motion for a sound that went on to dominate the world, shaping popular culture for decades to come. Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust For Life’ remain two of the most influential albums ever made and still stand as towering behemoths in rock’s upper echelons, their sonic DNA and attitude continuing to influence and inspire new generations of artists to this day. Both albums run through the fabric of artists such as Joy Division , Queens Of The Stone Age, IDLES, Fontaines DC, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, N.I.N., Nick Cave, and an ever regenerating crop of new talent. Following the demise of Iggy’s seminal proto-punk band The Stooges, and a stint on the road together, Iggy and Bowie moved to West Berlin in 1977 to start work on Iggy’s debut solo album. Inspired by the Cold War era surroundings, and named after Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, ‘The Idiot’ saw Iggy moving away from the guitar heavy punk of The Stooges (and the ubiquitous sound of the era), bringing electronics textures and brooding darkness to the fore. The album was a critical and commercial success, spawning hits including ‘China Girl, ‘Nightclubbing’, ‘Funtime’ and ‘Sister Midnight’. On a creative roll, the duo were back in the studio a matter of weeks after the accompanying tour to promote ‘The Idiot’ finished, recording Iggy’s sophomore solo album ‘Lust For Life’. Bringing a rawer rock’n’roll feel back to the fore, ‘Lust For Life’ spawned two of Iggy’s biggest hits, the titular track and the anthemic ‘The Passenger’. Alongside these two albums, included in the box is a remastered version of the live album ‘TV Eye’ recorded the 1977 tour in Cleveland, Chicago and Kansas City featuring Bowie on keyboards. There are also three discs of live recordings from March 1977 officially released for the first time - Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, Live at The Agora, Cleveland and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago. The set also contains a 40-page booklet with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and famous fans discussing the influence the albums have had on them. Virgin EMI CD
Isaac Gracie Songs in Black and White Since the release of Isaac’s acclaimed self-produced introductory EP, Songs From My Bedroom, in the Spring, he’s spent his time writing, recording, and out on the road in support of Japanese House, Blaenavon, and introducing himself to festival crowds including Glastonbury, Latitude, and Reading & Leeds. Songs In Black And White is a 10” vinyl comprised of 4 tracks recorded live at The Waiting Room, London. Another fitting introduction to Isaac’s music, captured to a packed room one hazy Summer evening in Dalston. It acts as a timely extension piece to the self-produced debut EP, with four more songs of the hushed and heartfelt, all melody-heavy, and driven by Isaac’s story-telling lyricism and warm, expressive vocal. Virgin EMI 10"
GIRLI Odd One Out The debut full length album from London's GIRLI, big and infectious alt-pop sounds. The highly anticipated debut album ‘Odd One Out’ was co-written by GIRLI with various collaborators such as Fast Friends and MNDR / Peter Wade (Charli XCX, Brooke Candy) written and recorded in Los Angeles. ‘Odd One Out’ follows from GIRLI’s Hot Mess EP and features fan favourites Day Month Second, Hot Mess and Young. The 8-track album marks the new mature alt-pop sound from GIRLI. Drawing inspiration from real life experiences ‘Odd One Out’ explores identity and the difficulties of adolescence. Virgin EMI CD | LP