New York singer songwriter David Bronson is back with a new video. This time the multi-talented musician brings us the release of his sixth video from the heart-wrenching album Story, which tells a story of heartbreak and love lost.
The video for ‘Outside’ is directed by animator and artist Jonerick Lawson, and is an innovative mixture of 2D and 3D animation, a reflection of the ‘inner-ness’ of the song’s theme, according to Bronson. “I’m really thankful for how much effort he put into it, and what an amazing piece of art it is,” states the singer.
Though the song centres around grief and pain that follows a break up, ‘Outside’ is really a song about hope, and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. “At the bottom of it, it’s a fundamental statement about being okay,” says Bronson. The song appears on the first half of a two-part sequel album that stays true to the theme of heartbreak and sorrow. The second album, The Long Lost, is sure to follow in quality and is currently being completed with producer Godfrey Diamond who has worked with the likes of Loud Reed, Sparks and Glen Campbell.
‘No fighting in the playground!’ A cry we may have heard at school. But now? It can only be a result of the bundle due to squeeze into Brixton Academy with all the cool kids, for one of the most staggeringly diverse, musically historical line-ups ever!
Mulele Matondo Afrika & friends – ‘Mali la Paix’ (February 7 2013)
By Marco Canepari
Despite the fact that it’s become such common-place news it’s no longer one of the top stories in the media, the war in Mali is still ferocious. In fact, the UK and Ireland have just sent, a new contingent to back the French forces.
That’s a clear sign that the war is far from over. Luckily someone is still moving to support. The music world, for example, is still lending its support to the civilian population trapped in a battlefield with no borders. After the tribute offered by Fatoumata Diawara and her project Voices United for Mali, another African artist has gathered together a group of friends and released a hymn to freedom, hopeful to promote the course of peace in the Azawad region.
Our favourite artists are about to invade East London’s Victoria Park. Bat For Lashes, Animal Collective, Django Django, Stealing Sheep, Stubborn Heart… the list goes on.
The line-up doesn’t get much better than this, and for you Londoners out there, it’s all right there on your doorstep. And it doesn’t hurt that it falls on a bank holiday weekend.
In the style of a village fete, Field Day will be returning to E3 for its seventh year, hosted by some of our favourite promoters. Eat Your Own Ears, Bugged Out!, BleeD/Lanzarote will team up with the likes of The Quietus, The Line of Best Fit, Last FM and FACT Magazine to bring you London’s most progressive festival and line-up.
Hip hop, reggae, soul and funk – a great combination. Especially when it’s at the heart of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.
The fishing town of Tisno is the backdrop to Soundwave Festival Croatia, one of Europe’s finest boutique festivals, and it’s marking its fifth anniversary this year with a killer line-up.
Bonobo (live), DOOM (MF DOOM) and Musika favourites Quantic & Ondatropica are just some of the artists that have previously been announced, along with Robert Glasper Experiment. We’re also excited to hear that DJ Shadow, DJ Yoda, Lapalux and Hiatus Kaiyote have been added to line-up.
Then there’s the infamous boat parties; a three-hour journey of music, allowing you to take in the delightful Komati Islands. For 2013, Soundwave has gone all out with 16 boat parties, hosted and curated by the likes of Ninja Tune, Soundcrash and Tru Thoughts, along with sets from artists such as Bonobo, Mr Thing, Quantic, Om Unit and Kutmah. Or, there’s a boat party with a full brass band on board!
It’s that time of year again. The second Christmas for all music-lovers is due to arrive this weekend on April 20th. Fancy queuing outside your local record store all morning for a limited edition vinyl from some of the best bands and artists on the scene? Well then my friends – get your asses down there. Record Store Day 2013 is here.
From Domino Records comes a list of special edition releases, including the likes of Orange Juice, Austra & Gina X, Stephen Malkmus & Friends and King Creosote. If you’re not smashing your face against a nearby desk in excitement already – Orange Juice’s original albums have all be remastered and specially printed for this astounding event – making them the only existing physical versions that you can buy in such a special edition.
Fancy witnessing two groundbreaking names in live electronica take over KOKO’s stage this weekend?
‘Course you do! So we’re offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Clark and Daedelus perform live.
Imagine if the decisive duel in High Noon would be fought with brass and breathes instead of guns and bullets. Imagine if instead of Gary Cooper and Ian MacDonald, two folk legends with a decades-old career behind, would stand musically facing each other. Moreover, imagine them, supported by two large brass orchestras with more than a dozen records published and an institutional status in their countries. Imagine two lands, almost poles apart and two distant but hearty ways to make music.
Lastly, imagine to have the opportunity to enjoy them playing, all together, on-stage. Would you lose the chance?
New Mexico’s A Hawk and A Hacksaw mark the release of their new double album with the release of a video for their track ‘Nyisd Ki Rózsám’. Directed by Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher, the video documents a young man’s struggle with lost love, leading to solace in the stars.
Their new album You Have Already Gone To The Other World was inspired by Paradjanov‘s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors and was released on April 2nd via LM Dupli-cation.
Cocovan is an artist who can do quality production, direction and songwriting entirely on her own, and she believes that any musician can. Her sound has been linked to the likes of New Order and Davie Bowie, with influences from more current, indvidual pop artists such as Robyn.
An artist with a love for synths, the 90′s and Disney movies. Cocovan has been gaining praise from the likes of Cosmopolitan, Crack in the Road and Pigeons and Planes. Take a listen to ‘Bang Bang’ below, which is due to be released on April 8th 2013. You can also download the track for free.