Facebook recently launched a new “Say Thanks” feature, which allows their users to create personalized video cards for Facebook friends. It gained the most attention last week went Mark Zuckerberg himself created a video or his wife Priscilla Chan. But if you were wondering what the moving and melodic background music featured in the video is, it’s none other than Nettwerk’s own Radical Face and his song “Always Gold” from the album The Family Tree: The Roots. A second song also from the same album, “Severus and Stone,” is used in the latest “Say Thanks” video direct at family members.
The Family Tree: The Roots is the first of The Family Tree trilogy, released in 2012. The second installment of the trilogy, The Family Tree: The Branches, was released last October. Watch the latest music video for the song “The Mute” below:
“Brilliant electro pop, great to dance to and sing along to” – Q
“It’s perfect piano pop given the electronica once over; enough weird and enough wonderful” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Driving alternative pop, filled with organic, earthly sounds” - HUH
“Oli Bayston seems to have a knack of turning everything he touches into gold. Upbeat piano-led electronica in the vein of LCD Soundsystem” – The 405
Watch the brand new video for single ‘Foot of the Hill’ from Boxed In’s forthcoming, self-titled debut album on Nettwerk Records. ‘Foot of the Hill’ is a caterwauling hunk of avant-garde precision and a perfect aperitif for what is on offer from Boxed In’s debut due out January 19th 2015 in the UK (U.S. release TBA).
Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald as well as producing for the likes of The Voyeurs, Rosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Boxed In, aka Oli Bayston is finally bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his first solo project.
Nettwerk's Sinead O'Connor is among the many artists brought together by Irish singer Bob Geldof and Scottish musician and songwriter Midge Ure to record a 30th anniversary version of the charity single - "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - to raise money to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Originally written in 1984, the single was released to raise awareness and funds for the Ethiopian famine in 1983-1985.
Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid, also includes Bono, Ed Sheeran, Robert Plant, One Direction, Sam Smith, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Ellie Goulding,Rita Ora,Seal and more. Recorded on November 15, 2014, watch the official music video above.
In case you missed it, Nettwerk Management client Father John Misty performed "Bored In The USA," a track from his newly announced album I Love You, Honeybear, on the Late Show With David Letterman, alongside a 22-piece string section.
I Love You, Honeybear will be available February 9th in Europe from Bella Union and February 10th for the rest of the world from Sub Pop. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.
Father John Misty’s fast-selling headlining late winter/spring tour in support of I Love You, Honeybearspans January 16th-April 25th. Sold-out shows include Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC February 12th, New York’s Bowery Ballroom February 14th, Dublin’s at Whelans on Februrary 21st, London’s Village Underground on February 26th and Minneapolis’s First Avenue on April 4th. For up-to-date information on tickets please visit fatherjohnmisty.com.
Alexi Murdoch's"Song For You" is featured in the heartwarming Christmas television commercial for UK pharmacy Boots, which had its first play during the finale of Downton Abbey this past Sunday.
Alexi Murdoch is a musician, writer and singer who was born in London and raised
in Scotland, Greece and France before traveling to the United States to attended university in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. He currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland, where he spends his days writing and sailing on a small, 92-year-old wooden sail boat. Since the release of his latest record, 2011's critically acclaimed Towards the Sun, he has played a number of sold out concert dates in Europe and North America, including appearances at prestigious venues like London's Union Chapel, Berlin's Admiralspalast, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series in New York, the Montreal Jazz Festival and Mexico City's Lunario del Auditorio Nacional.
He is planning the release of his third album in 2015, the product of recording sessions in Quebec and Iceland.
Frazey Ford has premiered a new video for single “September Fields” from her latest solo album, the critically acclaimed Indian Ocean. The video, which premiered on The Wall Street Journal (here), features a special look inside the album’s recording at Memphis’s historic Royal Studios with the iconic Hi Rhythm Section (Charles Hodges, Leroy Hodges and the late Teenie Hodges).
The “September Fields” video was shot by filmmaker Robert Gordon (PBS's "Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life And Times Of Muddy Waters"), who is responsible for connecting Frazey with the Hi Rhythm Section; after learning of her music while working on a documentary on Memphis soul, he invited her to Royal Studios to record. Frazey is the beneficiary of the Hi Rhythm Section’s almighty talents, the trio accentuating her sensual and opulent vocals with deep-bottomed bass, subtle backbeats, and airy flights of organ.
Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley return with the new single “Criminal.” Co-written by Justin Grey (John Legend, Ryan Cabrera, Mariah Carey), “Criminal” is the debut single from Ash Koley’s forthcoming album slated for release in 2015.
Ash Koley had major success with the single “Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground” in 2011, which peaked Top 10 at Canadian radio, reached an audience in excess of 250 million listeners, and was licensed to Lotto 649 for a year-long national promotion. Ash Koley have toured Canada coast to coast with internationally recognized artists Sarah Mclachlan and Ron Sexsmith.
Nettwerk is thrilled to announce the signing of Good Old War to its label roster. The band is currently in Nashville working on their forthcoming album (out Spring 2015) with producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krauss & Union Station, Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton).
The band has launched an album pre-order via PledgeMusic, allowing fans who pledge to gain access to a slew of fun exclusives, including everything from limited edition merchandise and private guitar lessons to performance opportunities and band-led tours of their hometown of Philly. Additional details and a full list of offerings are here: http://smarturl.it/GoodOldWarPM.
Vancouver-based children’s music duo Bobs & LoLo share the video for the instant children’s classic “Chris Moose” off their latest album Wave Your Antlers, which is available now on iTunes via Nettwerk.
In the coming weeks, Bobs & LoLo will hit the road with a cross-country Canadian tour, starting November 7th in Vancouver and finishing on December 14th in Abbotsford, British Columbia. A full list of tour dates are below.
Bobs & LoLo are two-time Juno nominated singer-songwriters and the dynamic duo regularly spotted on Canada’s national preschool network, Treehouse TV in their upbeat, musical preschool series - Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. The Canadian pair is dedicated to connecting children to nature and healthy choices with music, movement and make-believe.
Lily Kershaw recently visited the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to do a set for 5 at 5, presented by Ace Hotel, Martin Guitar and Show Cobra. Here she is performing her new song "Maybe" in the LA sunshine. Lily is currently on her first Canadian tour as support for Bobby Bazini. See all dates here.
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