Robyn Sherwell – “Love Somebody” (Official video)

Thanks to Clash for premiering the official video to Robyn Sherwell‘s “Love Somebody”, directed by Jodie Canwell and released on 7 September on Birdland Records. Grab tickets to the the launch party (on Thu 11 September) here.

Robyn Sherwell – Love Somebody EP launch, Thu 11.9 + debut radio play

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Robyn’s performance at the first ever X Novo Records night at Hoxton Bar And Kitchen yesterday evening. Her next show is the big one; the “Love Somebody” EP launch at The Islington on Thursday 11 September. Grab your tickets for what is set to be a very special evening.

“Love Somebody” received its first radio play this Sunday just gone, on Communion’s weekly show on XFM. You can listen again here (from 19:10).

Robyn Sherwell: debut single “Love Somebody” (7 September 2014)


Photo by Hannah Smiles

Robyn Sherwell has announced details of her debut release, “Love Somebody”, via a DIY premiere. The track will be released on 7 September through Birdland Records, alongside previous song “Low” and two remixes of the lead track.

To celebrate, Robyn will play a London headline show at The Islington in Angel on Thursday 11 September. Tickets are available here.

Allman Brown Daytrotter session

Allman Brown recently recorded a 4-track session for Daytrotter at The Crypt Studio in Crouch End, and was joined by Robyn Sherwell on “Fields Of England” and “Sons And Daughters”. Listen to it here (if you’re not a member you can sign up for a 3-day free trial).

Robyn Sherwell + KHUSHI confirmed for Pete The Monkey Festival, St Aubin sur Mer

Both Robyn Sherwell and KHUSHI will be performing at this year’s edition of Pete The Monkey Festival, which takes place in St Aubin sur Mer (76740), France, over the weekend of 11-13 July. Also on the bill are Peter Lyons, Lovepark and BAY. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Allman Brown – “Ancient Light” (video)

Directed by Jodie Canwell. The “Ancient Light” EP is out now on Akira Records and available everywhere. Allman Brown’s previous video, “Sons And Daughters” (also directed by Jodie Canwell), has now surpassed 100,000 views.

KHUSHI announced for Wildnerness Festival (7-10 August)

KHUSHI has been added to the lineup of this year’s Wilderness Festival, which takes place at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from 7-10 August. Follow the festival on Twitter for regular updates.

In the meantime, re-visit the original demo version of “Magpie”, which still sounds as exciting as when we first heard it.

Robyn Sherwell: debut track “Low”

Robyn Sherwell‘s first track, “Low”, was posted online this week – and has already received praise from Breaking More Waves, Hillydilly, Killing Moon, Beatnik and Akira.

Catch her live at The Social on Wednesday 18 June supporting Allman Brown at his EP launch. Tickets available here.

Allman Brown: “Ancient Light” EP release + launch party at The Social

We’re excited to say that Allman Brown will be releasing a new 4-track EP, entitled “Ancient Light”, on Monday 16 June via Akira Records. This is his first new music since last September’s “Sons And Daughters” EP (also on Akira), the lead track of which has accrued over 210,000 Spotify plays at the time of writing.

Allman will be launching “Ancient Light” with a special live performance at London’s Social on Wednesday 18 June. Support on the evening will come from Sophie Jamieson (who sings with Allman on new EP track “Fields Of England”) and Robyn Sherwell. Tickets are £5 in advance and are available here. Let us know if you’re coming by RSVP’ing to the event on Facebook.

Introducing: CHILDCARE

Whilst not quite Jared Leto in 30 Seconds To Mars, Keanu Reeves in Dogstar or Ryan Gosling in Dead Man’s Bones, Londoner “Ed Cares” has created a small buzz with his new band CHILDCARE by being “that guy off Take Me Out”. Indeed, Cares took the plunge and went on the show earlier this year, landing an illustrious date at Fernando’s in the process. Latterly, we learned this proved to be ultimately unsuccessful, but during his initial sales pitch, he revealed he was a nanny by trade who also played in a rock band.

CHILDCARE (no prizes for guessing where the name comes from) have since launched their recording and gigging career – they’re now two songs in, and also have a sweaty and packed-out debut show at London’s Social under their belts. Their most recent track “Gotta Wait” is their first original one (following on from a Blondie cover), and is quite the statement of intent. Racing out of the traps like many great indie rock songs do, it channels the spirit of Graham Coxon’s “Freakin’ Out” and The Strokes’ “Take It Or Leave It” with its raw energy and powerful hook (“Leave your light on” pleads Cares, emphatically) before it gallops along to its frantic and exciting conclusion.

Live, Cares comes across as something of an Iggy Pop like figure, spandex clad, bare chested and completely restless, making for quite an all round spectacle. While this cocktail may not be to everyone’s taste, it’s certainly fun, and will potentially connect with a youthful audience who enjoy their rock pop-tinged and radio-friendly. Having already acquired the patronage of the chart-conquering Bastille, this road is one that seems very open to them.

If you’d like to see how this how hangs together, the band play at The Islington tomorrow night (15 May). “Gotta Wait” is released as a free download on Monday 26 May.

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