Artist News

Ash Koley Shares Video For Single "Criminal," Top 20 at HOT AC & AC Radio In Canada

Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley share the official music video for “Criminal,” which entered both HOT AC & AC Top 20 radio charts this week. Co-written by Justin Grey (John Legend, Ryan Cabrera, Mariah Carey), “Criminal” is the debut single from their forthcoming album slated for release in 2015.

Singer Ash Koley and producer/songwriter Phil Deschambault began their musical collaboration in 2004, when the two self-proclaimed nerds from Winnipeg were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Phil was looking for a singer who could relate to his sound, and Ash’s velvety voice did just that. Together, their sound is an amalgamation of diverse influences, from Abba to the Eurythmics, and from Peter Gabriel to Radiohead. The result is a band that is a full embodiment of what they each bring to the duo – quirky charm and upbeat classic pop music.

Family Of The Year Announce Tour Dates (Includes SXSW 2015)


Nettwerk Records' Family Of The Year announces North American tour dates, starting May 13 with Lord Huron, followed by a run of dates with AWOLNATION. The band will also make an appearance at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. Full dates below.

As of today, the band has gained over 59 million Youtube & Spotify streams of “Hero” worldwide.

Watch The Official Music Video For “Hero” Here:

In the coming days, HBO’s Girls will feature an exclusive song from the band to air during the closing moments of the season’s finale. Other artists to record a song exclusively for the show, include St. Vincent, Grimes x Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers.

Nettwerk Artists At SXSW 2015

In Collaboration With Leo Burnett Artist In Residence
March 18th @ Maggie Mae’s (12-5pm)

Artists from across Nettwerk Music Group’s label, management and publishing divisions are heading to Austin this week, including Family of the Year (Label/Management), Boxed In (Label), Chadwick Stokes (Management, Label ex US), Yukon Blonde (Publishing) and My Jerusalem (Publishing).

Nettwerk will also be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a day party on Wednesday, March 18 from 12-5pm at Maggie Mae’s, in collaboration with Leo Burnett Artist In Residence. Attendees will be treated to live music from Family of the Year, Boxed In and Chadwick Stokes, along with free food and drinks and the option to download a customized Nettwerk digital sampler via our friends at DropKloud. RSVP here.

Artist Schedules:


The third episode of Nettcast, Nettwerk's 30th anniversary podcast, features Dia Frampton of ARCHIS. Listen to Dia's hilarious South Park impersonations and a wild game of "what animal sound is this." The ARCHIS EP is out now. Watch the music video for "Bittersweet" here

Hosted by Nettwerkers Raj Sharma & Penny Palmer, with special guest Nettwerker Rachel Cragg! Past episodes of Nettcast can be found on iTunes here

Great Lake Swimmers Announce U.S. Tour; Listen To New Single Now


Canadian folk outfit Great Lake Swimmers have announced a run of U.S. tour dates that will begin in Vermont at the end of April and bring the group down the eastern coast. The new dates build upon the already on-sale Canadian run (see below for the full list). The band will release their sixth album, A Forest Of Arms, on April 21, 2015.

As with past albums, Great Lake Swimmers recorded A Forest Of Arms in numerous untraditional locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. One of those locations was the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Ontario where they recorded a number of the acoustic guitar tracks for the album amid the haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats. The band recently unveiled (via The Bluegrass Situation) a behind-the-scenes video of Tony Dekker performing the new track, “Don’t Leave Me Hanging” in the cave.

Watch and share the video:

lùisa Releases Video For Single "Belong"

German singer/songwriter lúisa, who recently signed to Nettwerk label roster (EU only), has released a video for "Belong," the first single from her forthcoming album Never Own (May tba). The video is produced by Tilo Kux of the Düsseldorfer film collective "grown." He and lúisa worked together on the concept of the video and directed together as well. Watch the stunning finished produc above. 

While the album was recorded both inside an old light ship in London and in a country house at the shores of the North Sea, lúisa ventures deep into German forests for the "Belong" video. She was accompanied by acrobat and aerial rope performer Daniel Görich, who had to endure a number of discomforts during the shot.

"They were some incredibly nice but intense days: Between hours of body painting starting at 5 in the morning, ice cold shots in the woods with numb feet, and strenuous rope artistry in an old factory, there was no time to fool around in the Rhenish atmosphere," explains lúisa.

The Hamburg-born artist impresses with her smoky voice, signature guitar lines and expressive compositions. On Never Own, lúisa combines her folk roots with electronic mysticism, strong melodies with headstrong pop. Dancing between quiet introspection and stormy outbursts, the artistic progress of the 22-year-old can also be read in her vivid lyrics, which are sung in English, French and Italian. 

Delerium To Release New Album 'Rarities & B-Sides' On April 21

Influential Canadian outfit Delerium are set to release their new album Rarities & B-Sides on April 21, 2015. The album is comprised of previously unreleased tracks and remixes spanning the last 15 years. The album includes 3 brand new singles that recently resurfaced from the stacks, “Glimmer” featuring Emily Haines (of Metric) premiered earlier this year on, “Ray” which was a b-side off previous album Music Box Opera and “Aurora” an un-earthed instrumental that turned into a collaboration with vocalist Rykka.

Listen And Share “Aurora”:

There are three tracks on our Rarities & B-Sides that are previously unreleased.” says Bill Leeb of Delerium. “These songs were literally buried in a box of tapes for more than 10 years and were accidentally unearthed by our sound engineer Greg Reely. “Aurora” features the Swiss-Canadian vocalist Rykka and having been buried in the shuffle of all of the Music Box Opera demos, is very unique. The music itself goes back several years but the vocals were done more recently, so it is truly a blend of the past and the present.”

Kidswerk Music Signs Rockin' Robin & The Magical Tree; Debut Album "Let's Go" To Release On May 19


Kidswerk Music is proud to announce the signing of Canadian family entertainment recording artist Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree, whose debut album Let’s Go will be released on May 19, 2015. The album includes the first single “Firetruck Firetruck” which you can stream below.


Boxed In To Make U.S. Live Debut At SXSW

“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

Boxed In, the first solo endeavor from UK songwriter/producer Oli Bayston, will see their U.S. live debut when they appear at SXSW with multiple showcases scheduled (full list below).

Recently, Boxed In played their first headline dates in and around London to sold-out crowds, as well as supported La Roux and Django Django on their respective sold-out London shows.

Madi Diaz Announces April East Coast Dates

Madi Diaz spent the second half of 2014 on the road in support of her latest album Phantom, both headling and opening for such artists as Echosmith, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., X Ambassadors and Fitz and the Tantrums, and creating scores of new fans along the way. She ended the year with a headline show to a packed crowd at the Troubadour in her newly adopted home of Los Angeles. After taking a well deserved couple of months off in 2015, Madi will once again hit the stage this April for a short run of east coast dates starting in Boston on April 20. She’ll also make a special appearance on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz on April 22.

Listen To “Mess” From Phantom Here: 

Phantom (Sept 30) was recorded in Madi’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. Underneath the effervescent pop, her lyrics reveal an emotional through line.

Madi Diaz Tour Dates:
Mon, April 20 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Tue, April 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Thur, April 23 Uncasvlle, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
Fri, April 24 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar

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