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Good Old War Announce New Album 'Broken Into Better Shape' June 30

Good Old War is excited to announce details of their new full-length studio album – Broken Into Better Shape. Due out June 30th via Nettwerk, the album was recorded in Nashville with the help of Grammy Award winning producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krause & Union Station, Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton) and mixed by another Grammy winner, engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Houndmouth, Elle King). In addition, the band unveiled the first single “Tell Me What You Want From Me” via an exclusive premiere yesterday with The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Blog who describes the song as, “... a catchy, upbeat tune with a clickety-clack rhythm and a chorus that soars upward on layers of wordless vocals as Goodwin delivers the refrain.” The single is available today via all DSPs, click here to buy.

Broken Into Better Shape is the fourth full-length release for Good Old War and the first that finds the group working with outside songwriters. The trio originally started working on the new album after wrapping months of touring in support of 2012’s Come Back As Rain. During this initial phase, drummer Tim Arnold decided to leave the band to join his fiancé in Atlanta who was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz found themselves with half an album and decided to take the opportunity to experiment working with outside writers and producers. They spent a little time in NYC working with Emile Haynie (fun., Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum) which resulted in the album’s soaring “Fly Away” and for the hook laden lead single, “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” they found themselves in LA writing with Zimbabwe-born urban producer T-Collar. In the fall of 2014, the duo headed to Nashville to begin working with Lehning, where they were able to round out the songs with the help of Lehning and a terrific group of musicians and writers that he assembled.

In Case You Missed It: Scars On 45 On VH1 Big Morning Buzz

In case you missed it, Scars On 45 appeared on VH1 Big Morning Buzz yesterday to perform new single "Tasted Every Tear" from latest album Safety In Numbers. Watch the performance above and the interview below.

Christina Perri & Colbie Caillat Unite For "The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour" - Summer Co-Headline Tour

Atlantic Records’ Christina Perri has announced plans for a major summer tour. “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” sees the acclaimed singer/songwriter co-headlining alongside Colbie Caillat, with dates getting underway Friday, July 10th at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena and then traveling through late August (see attached itinerary). Support throughout comes from Rachel Platten. VIP presale ticketing begins Wednesday, April 8th; all remaining tickets will then be released general public starting on Friday, April 10th. For complete details and ticket information, please visit

Perri will follow “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” by joining up with Atlantic labelmate Ed Sheeran’s upcoming North American headline tour. The dates – promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG) – kick off September 3rd at Houston, Texas’ BBVA Compass Stadium and then continue through September 23rd.

Christina Perri has spent much of the past year on the road celebrating the release of her acclaimed second album “HEAD OR HEART.” In addition to high profile TV appearances, festival performances, and treks with OneRepublic and Demi Lovato, Perri recently returned from her biggest worldwide headline tour to date, with sold out shows in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Rockin' Robin & The Magical Tree Share "Firetruck Firetruck" Video

Canadian family entertainment recording artist Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree share a new live video for the single “Firetruck Firetruck,” which is off their upcoming debut album Let’s Go available on May 19, 2015.

Created by music industry veteran John Donnelly, Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree is a highly energetic musical production starring Robin Redcoat, who leads a cast of hilarious singing birds who include: Little Red, Dorothy Dodo Bird, Bazza B., Marty Macaw and Skinny & Dippy The Blackbird Brothers. Designed to engage families and children from ages 3 to 7 in a fun one-of-a-kind participatory musical experience, the songs communicate a refreshingly positive message that can be enjoyed anywhere, especially on the live front via Rockin Robin’s theatrical production set in front of a magical old tree.

New Signing: Hermitude

 (Photo Credit: That’s Rich Media)

"While varied, their sound is never left floundering in the realms of mish-mash obscurity, instead finding a sense of direction balanced between indoor and dancefloor," - i-D Magazine

"With a combination of hip hop swagger and explosive bass music aesthetics, Australian duo Hermitude has become a force to be reckoned with" - DJ Times

"Their latest original, “Through the Roof” featuring Young Tapz, is simply jaw-dropping"
Dancing Astronaut

Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of Hermitude, the award-winning duo based in Sydney, Australia. In 2015, expect the duo to release Dark Night Sweet Light (via Nettwerk Records), the long awaited follow-up to HyperParadise, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. Their meticulous production, musicianship and passion for instrumental music demands attention.

Multi-instrumentalists, Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto), have collaborated since they were 16 and 11, respectively. With the Platinum-selling HyperParadise, the band won Australia’s Music Prize, modeled after Britain’s Mercury Music Prize and Canada’s Polaris Prize, whose single goal is to identify and reward the most outstanding creative Australian album of the year. Hermitude beat a shortlist of talented artists, including Tame Impala, The Presets and friend/collaborator, electronic producer and instrumentalist Flume. The Flume remix of title track, “HyperParadise” has nearly 8 million Soundcloud streams and topped Hype Machine’s “Most Popular” at #1.

Listen To “HyperParadise (Flume Remix)”:

Boxed In Debut Album Out Today (Listen) + SXSW Praise

Listen On Spotify Here:
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 SXSW Praise:

“SXSW New Favorite Band Alert” - KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

“Newbies Who Impressed: Boxed In, essentially a vehicle for songwriter-producer-keyboardist Oli Bayston. The songs ranged from crushed ballads to bullet-train rockers with lead bass lines.” - Chicago Tribune

“U.K. rock–groove to enhance those late nights or early mornings in Austin.”
- Hitfix’s “SXSW 2015: Artists To Watch”

Praise From The UK:

“The debut album from Boxed In will enhance your life…Oli Bayston is an impressive songwriter and his piano-pinned dance-pop album carries zero duds.” - NME

“…a beauty, capturing Bayston’s housed-up, lo-fi appeal, which involves locked-in, Hot Chip recalling grooves, world-weary, Bernard Summer-like vocals and simple-as-pie melodies that worm their way into your soul and claim squatters rights. Stunning.”
- Sunday Times “Debut Of The Week”

"Boxed In…hits hard enough in places to get the party started and holds just enough back to make you want to return to it again and again.”
- The Line of Best Fit

“Bayston is a master craftsman. Boxed In is only the beginning.”

Official Video For “Mystery”:

“The song opens with a live drum loop before grand piano chords take the reins; Bayston also adds sparse bass guitar hits and atmospheric sweeps which swell and recede. The instrumentation is rich and the visuals are equally so.”
- Stereogum (Exclusive Video Premiere)

William Fitzsimmons To Release Mini-Album (May 12); North American Tour With Denison Witmer Begins On Release Day

On May 12, William Fitzsimmons will release a mini-album titled Pittsburgh, a collection of seven songs about the city where he was born and raised. Fitzsimmons credits the gift of music to his mother, and consequently his grandmother. In October 2014, his grandmother passed away and during the three days spent putting her to rest, Pittsburgh was formed. The seven songs are in memoriam to her and in remembrance of the city they shared.

Yesterday, Fitzsimmons partnered with Guitar World's Acoustic Nation to premiere the official music video for the title track.

Watch (& Share) The “Pittsburgh” Official Video HERE:

Pittsburgh follows Fitzsimmons’ 2014 full-length Lions (produced by Chris Walla/Death Cab For Cutie), which debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. Fitzsimmons’ music has also been licensed to a wide variety of networks including ABC, NBC, MTV, Lifetime and CW and he has been featured in Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Paste, Spin, NYLON Guys, Musikexpress, Uncut, Q Magazine and American Songwriter Magazine.

NW1 Writer/Producer Fredro Contributes Three Songs To J-Pop Star Kumi Koda's Latest Album

J-Pop star Kumi Koda released her twelfth studio album on March 18th entitled WALK OF MY LIFE (Avex Records).

Skyrocketing to the top of the Oricon Weekly Album Chart, Walk Of My Life sold 39,000 copies on the first day alone. NW1 writer/producer Fredro has three tracks featured on this release: “Like It” (second single on WOML), “You Can Keep Up With Me,” and “Introduction ~Walk of My Life~”.

Fredro is no stranger to J-Pop success, having written Namie Amuro's certified platinum hit “Hands on Me,” as well as several K-Pop smashes (Wonder Girls' certified 7x Platinum hit “G.N.O.” among them).

Watch the video for "Like It" HERE.

Morgan Page Announces North American Tour To Support Forthcoming Album, 'DC To Light' (June 9)

GRAMMY-nominated American producer/artist Morgan Page will bring his forthcoming album, DC to Light, to life on June 9, as he embarks on his North American tour under the same name. DC to Light is where organic sound meets technology, infused with the enchanting vocals of such artists as Angela McCluskey, Lissie and many more! Kicking off April 9 in Seattle, WA, Morgan will bring his original tracks into full frequency at some of the country’s most iconic and popular clubs and venues. Undoubtedly, fans will be engrossed in an out-of-this-world experience that only Morgan can create. Additionally, with every tour ticket purchased, fans will receive a digital copy of DC to Light.

Listen (& Share) “Open Heart” Feat. Lissie:

To purchase tour tickets along with DC to Light album pre-order, visit here.

DC to Light Tour dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015   Seattle, WA    Foundation
Saturday, April 11, 2015  Portland, OR  Whiskey Bar
Friday, April 17, 2015  Milwaukee, WI Oak Lounge
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Kansas City, MO Mosaic KC
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Denver, CO BETA
Friday, April 24, 2015  San Antonio, TX Rio
Saturday, April 25, 2015  Dallas, TX  Lizard Lounge
Saturday, May 2, 2015  New York, NY  Webster Hall
Friday, May 8, 2015  Pontiac, MI  Elektricity
Saturday, May 9, 2015  Philadelphia, PA  District N9NE
Friday, May 15, 2015  Park City, UT  Park City Live
Saturday, May 16, 2015  Edmonton, AB / CAN  Encore
Sunday, May 24, 2015  Orange County, CA  Yost
Friday, May 29, 2015 Vancouver, BC / CAN Celebrities
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Houston, TX Stereo
Friday, June 5, 2015 Hollywood, CA  Control @ Avalon
Saturday, June 6, 2015 Hollywood, CA Avalon
Friday, June 12, 2015 Austin, TX  V Lounge
Friday, June 19, 2015 El Paso, TX  Buchanan’s
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Orlando, FL  Gilt
Friday, June 26, 2015 San Francisco, CA  Temple SF
Friday, July 17, 2015 Columbus, OH Sway Night Club
Saturday, July 18, 2015 Cincinnati, OH  Mynt Night Club

Passenger Announces 'Whispers II' Album Release & Partnership With Unicef UK

Passenger’s upcoming album Whispers II will be released via his own label, Black Crow Records, on April 20, 2015 and 100% of all profits raised will go towards Unicef UK’s groundbreaking initiative in Liberia. 

Every year ten thousand children die of malnutrition in Liberia. Over the next five years, Unicef UK aims to reach every child under the age of five in the country, and protect them from the danger of malnutrition.

Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger):
“It's so exciting to be able to work with Unicef on such an important campaign. Money raised from these sales will go directly towards food and supplements to help bring severely malnourished kids back to health, facility upgrades and maintenance, education and training for health workers in the region."

Visit to find out more.

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