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The Classic Video Game World of blur’s Ong Ong

Ong Ong will be the new song lapped up at Hyde Park this summer.” – NME

A three-chord wonder.” – Q Magazine

*“A warm-hearted chant-along declaration of fidelity.” – Mojo

Tony Hung, the award-winning British-born Chinese artist, has directed the video for blur’s latest track, the *‘warm-hearted chant-along declaration of fidelity’ which is Ong Ong, taken from the group’s latest chart-topping album The Magic Whip.

The track triggered Hung’s memories of 80’s gaming, with references including Mario, Popeye, Dig Dug, Ms Pac Man, Circus Charlie, Fantasy Zone, Kirby’s Adventure, Mickey Mouse, Ghostbusters Stay Puft, Reservoir Dogs and of course, Atari. The narrative is torn straight from a classic platform game and features Mr OK, the hero who rescues his beloved from the clutches of evils bosses.

Along the way, he meets Mr Cream (Damon), Mr Brown (Graham), Mr Red (Alex) and Mr Black (Dave) as they continue their adventures in the vibrant video game world.
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The video release follows blur’s recent triumphant return to the US, which included a live performance of Ong Ong on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and a packed out fan show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg described by Rolling Stone as ‘glorious’.

New album ‘The Magic Whip’ out now. Album available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.

iTunes https://po.st/iTMW
Official Store https://po.st/osTMW
Google Play https://po.st/gpTMW
Spotify https://po.st/TMWspotify

GABRIELLE APLIN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’

GABRIELLE APLIN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 18TH 2015

INSTANT GRAT TITLE TRACK ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’ AVAILABLE NOW

Watch ‘Light Up The Dark’ video here:

After 63.5 million Spotify streams, 80 million YouTube views, 1.5 million sales of singles from her debut album ‘English Rain’, and #1 chart positions in the UK and Australia, GABRIELLE APLIN builds towards the September release of her second album with its title track ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’ which is available now when fans pre-order the album.

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Pre-order the album now:
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Written by Gabrielle with long time writing partner Luke Potashnick, ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’ immediately telegraphs Aplin’s fresh Feist-meets-Cat Power style. Mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, The National, Florence + The Machine), ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’ is available as an instant grat track for fans who pre-order her upcoming second album which shares the same title.

Months of touring the world with ‘English Rain’ improved Aplin’s musicianship exponentially – her guitar and piano skills were heightened, and spending most of her time with other musicians added a new dimension to her songwriting. Also vital was her experimentations with different microphones, vintage equipment and old synths.

The new album was inspired by Joni Mitchell and the production on Feist’s ‘The Reminder’ and . “Her voice is just here, right at the front, and everything sits around it perfectly. I’ve also become much more comfortable writing songs about other people’s stories as well as my own, much of which is inspired by travelling and everything I’ve seen since my first album.”

Before signing to Parlophone Records, Gabrielle set up her own label to release music aged 15. Her breakthrough came at the age of just 19 with her interpretation of ‘The Power of Love’ which hit the top of the charts. The follow-up ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ secured the Radio 1 A-list and lit up the singles chart as did subsequent singles ‘Panic Cord’, ‘Home’ and ‘Salvation’ helping Aplin race to 1.5 million single sales. Her debut album ‘English Rain’ peaked at #2 and was soon certified Gold for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. This album success was replicated in Australia were the album also went Gold. Aplin is no stranger to Dublin, playing the famed Ruby Sessions in Doyles very recently.

Stereophonics announce new album details.

Stereophonics release their new single, ‘C’est La Vie’, from their forthcoming ninth studio album, ‘Keep The Village Alive’, due September 11th on their own Stylus Records label through Ignition Records. The band headline V Festival August 22nd and 23rd.

Brand new single ‘C’est La Vie’, is a breath of fresh air, petrol charged and whip smart.  The accompanying video once again directed by Kelly Jones, his sixth successive video direction for the band, Kelly collaborated with acclaimed cinematographer John Conroy (Broadchurch, Fortitude, Luther) and sees Antonia Thomas (Misfits, Sunshine on Leith), Aneurin Barnard (Hunky Dory, Ironclad) and Mathew Aubrey (Made In Dagenham, Just Jim) all star.

‘Keep The Village Alive’ comes hot on the heels of the acclaimed, platinum selling ‘Graffiti On The Train’ (2013) and once again Kelly Jones has written all the songs and shared production duties with long time collaborator Jim Lowe. The album was recorded at ICP Studios in Brussels and at Stylus Studios in London.

Since winning a Brit Award for Best New Group in 1998 Stereophonics have gone from strength to strength, consistently delivering outstanding music over several decades, a band consistently at the very top of their game.

They are the eighth group to achieve five consecutive UK number one albums – the others being The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, ABBA, Genesis, Oasis, Blur and U2. They have career sales of over 10 million albums including six platinum or multi platinum albums and the quadruple platinum selling best of collection – ‘Decade In The Sun’. The band have also had eleven top ten singles including the phenomenal number one single ‘Dakota’. Sterophonics sold out 16 arena shows on their ‘Graffiti On The Train’ tour, selling over 150,000 tickets.

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Pre-order limited signed copies of “Keep the village alive” here.

PAUL WELLER ANNOUNCES BELFAST AND DUBLIN SHOWS

PAUL WELLER ANNOUNCES BELFAST AND DUBLIN SHOWS
BELFAST: WATERFRONT – 16 NOVEMBER 2015
DUBLIN: OLYMPIA THEATRE – 17 NOVEMBER 2015
**TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM**

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Following last year’s spectacular show at Kilmainham, UK rock icon Paul Weller has announced his Irish return with live dates at Belfast’s Waterfront on 16 November and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 17 November 2015.

Ticket Information
16 November: Waterfront, Belfast.
Tickets from £37 incl. booking fee
17 November: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Tickets from €49.65 incl. booking fee
Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 17th from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie

“I think it’s one of the best things I’ve done…..and it’s been a pleasure doing it” Paul Weller

Continuing his ever soaring creative peak, Paul Weller releases his 12th studio album “Saturns Pattern” on Friday May 15th on his new label Parlophone.

The follow up to 2012’s UK No. 1 album “Sonik Kicks”, Paul continues to push the boundaries with another kaleidoscopic tour de force delivered with a verve and ambition to shame his contemporaries as he continues to adapt and evolve to stay one step ahead of the pack.

Written and recorded at de facto HQ, Black Barn Studios in Surrey, “Saturns Pattern” was produced by Jan “Stan” Kybert and Paul himself.

Musicians on the album feature some of the touring band faithful: Steve Cradock, Andy Crofts, Ben Gordelier and Steve Pilgrim plus an illustrious roll-call of guest musicians who include The Strypes’ Josh McClorey and Paul’s old mate from Woking Steve Brookes who was guitarist in the original line-up of The Jam. Paul also brought in members of his favourite new band Syd Arthur to add to the proceedings.

Passion, progression, languid grooves and, as ever, spine-tingling rock’n’roll – Paul Weller has, yet again, delivered another masterpiece.

“White Sky” is available as an ‘Instant Grat’ track with pre-orders of the Deluxe Digital formats here.

Tickets for Paul Weller go on sale this Friday at 9am.

Stream ‘Kintsugi’ in full here.

Death Cab for Cutie much-anticipated eighth studio album “KINTSUGI” is out this Friday 27th of March in Ireland.

Listen to the album in full exclusively on RTE TEN here.

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“KINTSUGI” – which follows 2011’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated “CODES AND KEYS” – marks Death Cab for Cutie’s first new album since the departure last year of founding guitarist/keyboardist/producer Chris Walla.
Recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol) behind the board, the album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them.
As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object’s history.

Johnny announces Record Store Day release

Johnny is set to mark this year’s Record Store Day with a numbered limited edition 7″ release of his interpretation of Depeche Mode’s 1993 classic “I Feel You”. Johnny played the track live during the closing shows of last December’s North American tour. The single’s b-side is a live version of The Smiths “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”

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