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COOKING VINYL CHARITY TEST PRESSING AUCTION

COOKING VINYL CHARITY TEST PRESSING AUCTION

This year Cooking Vinyl have decided to auction off a slew of rare vinyl test pressings from Seth Lakeman, The Subways, The Cranberries, Billy Bragg, The Orb, Turin Brakes, Alison Moyet, Marilyn Manson, Skindred, Madness, Embrace, The Pretty Reckless, Black Spiders, Gary Numan, The Rifles, City and Colour and Reverend and the Makers during Record Store Day 2014.

The format will be three eBay auctions spanning five days each, giving fans the opportunity to own some genuinely rare 12” and 7” vinyl from their favourite artists, with all proceeds being donated to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The first auction went live on Wednesday 16th April, with the second starting on Tuesday 22nd April and the third on Monday 28th April.

Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail – http://ebay.eu/QcFyvp
The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell – http://ebay.eu/1iZ7jj0
Black Spiders – This Savage Land – http://ebay.eu/1mc0ZHP
Skindred – Kill The Power – http://ebay.eu/1ePBx5E
Seth Lakeman – Word Of Mouth – http://ebay.eu/1iZ7YRu
Madness – Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da – http://ebay.eu/P4Qav2
The Rifles – Heebie Jeebies – http://ebay.eu/1hIQE5Z
The Cranberries – Roses – http://ebay.eu/1t9hwAy
City And Colour – The Hurry And The Harm – http://ebay.eu/1nq2ORw
The Orb – Orbserver In The Star House Bundle – http://ebay.eu/Qpj2yV
The Subways -  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – http://ebay.eu/1hJgy9q
Marilyn Manson – No Reflection -  http://ebay.eu/QcZe2b
Reverend And The Makers – ThirtyTwo – http://ebay.eu/1h3mXas

All items for sale: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/cookingvinylauction

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EMBRACE ANNOUNCE ‘MAGNETIC NORTH’

EMBRACE ANNOUNCE ‘MAGNETIC NORTH’

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW CINEMA SCREENINGS OF THE BAND PERFORMING NEW ALBUM ‘EMBRACE’ LIVE

In the lead up to the release of their new album ‘Embrace’ (April 28th), the band’s first album in 8 years, Embrace have announced ‘Magnetic North’; three exclusive cinema preview screenings of the band performing the new album live in full followed by a live Q&A with band members.

The screenings will commence this Wednesday in Leeds at Hyde Park Picture House followed by London’s Rough Trade East on Friday 25th April and Manchester’s A Small Cinema on Saturday 26th April. The screenings will show a film of the band performing new album ‘Embrace’ in full along with extra footage and followed by a live Q&A with select band members. For those that can’t make the screenings, the film will be available on the CD&DVD format of the album which can be pre-ordered here – http://po.st/EmbraceStore

Full details of the exclusive cinema preview screenings are as follows:

HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE LEEDS:  WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL
Doors: 8.30 pm
Film: 9.00 pm
Tickets: £8.50 (full), £7.50 (conc), £6.50 (members)
Hyde Park Picture House
73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD
Web: www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk

ROUGH TRADE EAST: FRIDAY 25TH APRIL
Time: 6.30pm (wristband entry only)
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL
Web: http://www.roughtrade.com/events/2014/4/484

A SMALL CINEMA, MANCHESTER:  SATURDAY 26TH APRIL
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: £8
A Small Cinema
Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
Teddington Road
Moston
Manchester
M40 0DJ
Web: http://mostonsmallcinema.org.uk

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RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN RELEASE ‘DO IT AGAIN’ MINI ALBUM

RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN RELEASE THE ‘DO IT AGAIN’ MINI ALBUM ON 26TH MAY 2014

‘DO IT AGAIN’ TOUR RUNS THROUGHOUT SUMMER

Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the ‘Do It Again’ mini album, which will be released on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl on 26th May 2014.
‘Do It Again’ will be the first single available from 28th April. This serves as an introduction to a new Röyksopp album to be released later this year, which will feature two of the tracks.

The ‘Do It Again’ tour with Röyksopp and Robyn, already described as one of the most exciting tours of the Summer, begins at Sonar Festival in Spain on 13th June 2014, and includes a headline slot on the BBC Radio 6 music stage at Latitude Festival on 19th July.

Röyksopp and Robyn unveil a clip from ‘Monument’, the first track on the mini album:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nek-IvGpe0w

Watch the ‘Do It Again’ tour trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzjnlf8yZIw

Tracklisting:

1. Monument
2. Sayit
3. Do It Again
4. Every Little Thing
5. Inside The Idle Hour Club

Mini album pre order link: www.doitaga.in

‘Do It Again’ tour dates below:

June 13 Sonar Festival (Spain)
June 14 Northside Festival (Denmark)
June 26 Marymoor Park (Seattle, WA, US)
June 28 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA, US)
June 29 Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, US)
July 18  Melt Festival (Germany)
July 19 Latitude Festival (UK)
August 8 Øya Festival (Norway)
August 9 Way Out West Festival (Sweden)
August 15 Pukkelpop (Belgium)
August 20 Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)
August 21 Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)
August 22 HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)

Links:

www.doitaga.in
http://royksopp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Royksopp
http://robyn.com
https://www.facebook.com/robyn
www.cookingvinyl.com

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Embrace – ‘Follow You Home’ Video

Embrace release video for ‘Follow You Home’

Single released on 21st April & available to download now

New album ‘Embrace’ released on 28th April

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM ‘EMBRACE’ ON ITUNES AND RECEIVE ‘FOLLOW YOU HOME’ & REFUGEES IMMEDIATELY

BUY THE ALBUM FROM EMBRACE STORE (WITH EXCLUSIVE FORMATS AND SPECIAL  SIGNED EDITIONS).

 

EMBRACE STORE AMAZON ITUNES

http://www.embrace.co.uk 

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Embrace announce new single ‘Follow You Home’

Embrace announce new single ‘Follow You Home’

‘Released on 21st April & available to download from 11th April

New album ‘Embrace’ released on 28th April

They’re a band with a distinctive sound but with their generous choruses and epic songwriting, it’s difficult not to welcome them back with open arms.” The Line Of Best Fit

After recently announcing their return with new album ‘Embrace’ on 28th April, Yorkshire 5-piece Embrace have announced a new single ‘Follow You Home’ which will be released proper on 21st April but will also be available to download as a track from April 11th.

With 3 number one albums, 6 top ten singles, sold out arena shows, over 2.5 million UK album sales and their last record achieving both #1 album and #2 single, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace. But now they are back with a new single and a fantastic new album conveying a more raw and darker sound whilst still keeping their signature anthems and huge choruses.

The first release from the record was the single ‘Refugees’ which was released last month as part of a 4-track EP reaching #2 in the iTunes album chart, and gave fans a taster of the new record with three brand new songs not featured on the new album. New single ‘Follow You Home’ comes from the band’s new album and is an anthemic track that conveys the band’s newer sound but is typical Embrace in the huge and unforgettable chorus. The track is officially released on 28th April as a digital bundle also including brand new track ‘Equal’ but fans will be able to buy it as an instant grat on the iTunes album pre-order from April 11th.

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD:

iTunes

http://www.embrace.co.uk/

Last month, Embrace performed 4 intimate shows in Scotland and have recently announced a 10-date UK tour in May including two headline shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire with the tour kicking off in Liverpool on 9th May. The first London show sold out in minutes with a second night added straight away followed by further sell-outs in Manchester, Leeds & Liverpool.

FOR ALL TOUR DATES AND TICKETS VISIT:

 http://www.embrace.co.uk

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James Return with first new album in 7 Years ‘La Petite Mort’

James Return With First New Album in 6 Years

‘La Petite Mort’ out June 2nd

Manchester’s finest make a welcome return with ‘La Petite Mort’, the first new full length James album in six years. Produced by Max Dingel (Killers. Muse, White Lies) and written as ever, by the band, with Tim Booth lyrics, this new disc ranks among their finest in their 30 year career.

Highlights include the mighty first single ‘Moving On’, the anthemic ‘Curse Curse’ and ‘Frozen Britain’, which will be previewed from today online and on air.

Max Dingel is the latest in a long line of first class producers the band have worked with including Brian Eno, Gil Norton and Youth.

From first signing with the infamous Factory Records, to an illustrious career of albums released through Rough Trade, Sire Records and Mercury, James have now agreed an exciting new joint venture label partnership with BMG Chrysalis and Cooking Vinyl.

The band have been announced as headliners for ‘Summer in the City’, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester July 11th (which sold out on Friday in under an hour) and Camp Bestival, Dorset August 1st with more major festivals and a UK Arena tour to be announced shortly.

‘La Petite Mort’ was recorded in the wake of Tim Booth losing his mother and best friend in quick succession and understandably many of the songs deal with mortality, hence the album title. However, ‘La Petite Mort’, is an incredibly uplifting record.

Since forming in 1982, James are, without doubt, one of Britain’s most influential indie bands, enjoying a prestigious career that spans over 30 years. Their classic hits include ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’ and ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’ amongst their 20 top 40 UK singles. They have released 12 studio albums and have sold over 12 million albums worldwide.

James are: Tim Booth (vocals), Jim Glennie (bass), Larry Gott (guitars), Saul Davies (guitar, violin), Mark Hunter (keyboards), David Baynton-Power (drums) and Andy Diagram (trumpet).

James have just premiered video for ‘Frozen Britain’ on MUZU watch here: http://po.st/FBvidMuzu

 

PRE-ORDER BELOW:

James’ store AMAZON ITUNES

www.wearejames.com

 

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EMBRACE ANNOUNCE FIRST UK TOUR IN 7 YEARS

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ANNOUNCE FIRST UK TOUR IN 7 YEARS

NEW ALBUM ‘EMBRACE’ RELEASED ON 28TH APRIL

‘REFUGEES EP’ OUT 17TH FEBRUARY

INTIMATE SCOTTISH SHOWS THIS WEEK

 

“Surprising electronic prettiness taking over from their traditional anthemics” Evening Standard

 

After recently announcing their return with new album ‘Embrace’ on 28th April, Yorkshire 5-piece Embrace have announced their first UK tour in seven years with 9 live dates this May.
 
With 3 number one albums, 6 top ten singles, sold out arena shows, over 2.5 million UK album sales and their last record achieving both #1 album and #2 single, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace. But now they are back with a new tour and fantastic new album conveying a more raw and darker sound whilst still keeping their signature anthems and huge choruses.
 
Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton and the band recorded the new record in their own studio in Halifax over the last three years.
 
The first release from the record is the single ‘Refugees’ which is released as part of a 4-track EP next week, giving fans a taster of the new record with three brand new songs not featured on the new album. The tracklisting for the EP is ‘Refugees’, ‘Chameleon’, ‘Decades’ and ‘Bullets’ and the video for ‘Refugees’ can be seen here – http://po.st/VevoExclusiveVid
 
Embrace recently performed two secret shows for fans in their hometowns of Bradford and Halifax. The shows have been a showcase for various off the wall shock art tactics, with the band taking the secret gig concept to the next level with a gig in the darkness and a gig in a boxing ring, with the audience dressed in white boiler suits and covered in neon paint. Though the shows were strictly secret, fan forums went into meltdown with both shows selling out in minutes and fans flying in to see the band from as far as Australia and Japan.
 
This week, Embrace will play 4 intimate shows in Scotland and have just announced a 9-date UK tour in May including a headline show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire with the tour kicking off in Liverpool on 9th May. Tickets are on sale for the May tour from:
TICKETWEB
GIGS AND TOURS
 
Full tour dates are as follows:
February:
Thurs 13th         Dundee            Fat Sams
Fri 14th             Aberdeen         The Lemon Tree
Sat 15th            Forres               The Loft
Sun 16th           Inverness          Ironworks

May:
Fri 9th               Liverpool         O2 Academy
Sat 10th            Birmingham     O2 Academy
Sun 11th           Nottingham      Rock City
Tues 13th          Bristol              O2 Academy
Weds 14th         Leeds               O2 Academy
Fri 16th             Glasgow           O2 Academy
Sat 17th            Manchester      Academy
Sun 18th           Newcastle        O2 Academy
Tues 20th          London                        O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

 

For further information please contact Beth Brookfield at Bandwagon Press on beth@bandwagonpress.com or 07770 637 114.

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘GOING TO HELL’

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TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘GOING TO HELL’

MARCH 17th ON COOKING VINYL

FANS CAN PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM AND VARIOUS MERCH BUNDLES BEGINNING TODAY FROM WWW.GOINGTOHELL.ME

LISTEN NOW TO BOTH SINGLES “GOING TO HELL” AND “HEAVEN KNOWS”
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/TPROFFICIAL

“The Pretty Reckless are about to set fire to rock ‘n’ roll. The genre’s been begging for an honest-to-goodness firestarter like Taylor Momsen for years now. Rock music is about to go up in flames with Going to Hell. It’s easily one of our most anticipated records of 2014.”

- artistdirect.com

“It looks like 2014 is going to be the year that The Pretty Reckless prove their doubters wrong, once and for all”

Kerrang!

The Pretty Reckless have announced that the release their new album GOING TO HELL will be on  March 17, 2014.  Initial orders of the CD will be available in a Limited Edition Softpack design, pull out poster, and will include two bonus tracks. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase any of the below bundle packages direct from the band:

  • Limited Edition CD (features 2 bonus tracks)
  • Deluxe Bundle: Featuring Limited Edition CD, T-shirt, Wristband and Totebag
  • 12” Vinyl (features a download card with 2 bonus tracks)
  • Vinyl Bundle: Featuring 12″ Vinyl, T-shirt, Wristband and Totebag

PRE-ORDER GOING TO HELL BUNDLES HERE
 

Tracklisting for GOING TO HELL:

1. Follow Me Down
2. Going to Hell
3. Heaven Knows
4. House on a Hill
5. Sweet Things
6. Dear Sister
7. Absolution
8. Blame Me
9. Burn
10. Why’d You Bring a Shotgun to the Party
11. Fucked Up World
12. Waiting for a Friend

Available on LTD Edition physical & Itunes Deluxe ONLY:
13. Going to Hell (Live Acoustic)
14. Sweet Things (Live

*Itunes Deluxe will also have track ‘Only You’ available as an exclusive.

‘Going to Hell’ will also be available to pre-order from Amazon & ITunes.

Tour Dates

Last Autumn, THE PRETTY RECKLESS embarked on a critically acclaimed “Going To Hell” headlining tour in North America. The band kicks off 2014 headlining the SnoCore tour in North America starting January 29 in Lincoln, Nebraska, before heading overseas to open for FALL OUT BOY on the “Save Rock And Roll European Tour 2014,” starting February 28, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. For tour dates and tickets, visit: http://www.bandsintown.com/theprettyreckless.  THE PRETTY RECKLESS have also just announced a one off London show at the Electric Ballroom on 24th March 2014.

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International Manager – Vacancy at Cooking Vinyl

INTERNATIONAL MANAGER

Cooking Vinyl are looking for an International Manager to support our busy International department. We have a diverse roster including The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan, Billy Bragg, The Pretty Reckless, Skindred, Embrace and Suzanne Vega.

You will need to have at least one years’ experience of working international campaigns, as you will be expected to plan and implement artist campaigns on your own. This includes promotional campaigns, sales and marketing co-ordination, stock control and reporting.

All applicants must be very well organised, have a genuine love of music, enjoy going to gigs, and the ability to work as part of a team. You need to be able to work under pressure and the ability to meet deadlines is crucial.

Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals . Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

The office is in West London.

Please send CV, cover letter and current salary info to jobs@cookingvinyl.com

Deadline: 31st January 2014

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Skindred Instore Signings @ Fopp & HMV

Skindred have announced that they will be doing instore signings for the release of their new album, Kill The Power, out on the 27th January.
The signings will take place at 3 select dates alongside their UK tour; Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol at HMV and Fopp stores.
Please see below for event information:

Glasgow – https://www.facebook.com/events/265777800246584/
Manchester – https://www.facebook.com/events/204331216423419/
Bristol – https://www.facebook.com/events/730236540334415/

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EMBRACE ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM RELEASE IN 7 YEARS


EMBRACE ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM RELEASE IN 7 YEARS
‘EMBRACE’ RELEASED ON 28TH APRIL

REFUGEES EP RELEASED ON 17TH FEBRUARY WITH LEAD TRACK ‘REFUGEES’ AVAILABLE NOW AS AN INSTANT GRAT TRACK

INTIMATE SCOTTISH SHOWS ANNOUNCED

VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘REFUGEES’ ONLINE NOW

Yorkshire 5-piece Embrace have announced their return, releasing their first album in seven years with their self-titled new album ‘Embrace’ released on 28th April through Cooking Vinyl.

With 3 number one albums, 6 top ten singles, sold out arena shows, over 2.5 million record sales and their last record achieving both #1 album and #2 single, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace. But now they are back with a fantastic new album conveying a more raw and darker sound whilst still keeping their signature anthems and huge choruses. Embrace are set to return with a bang.

Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton and the band recorded the new record in their own studio in Halifax over the last three years.

The first release from the record will be the single ‘Refugees’ which will be released as part of a 4-track EP on 17th February, giving fans a taster of the new record with three brand new songs not featured on the new album. The tracklisting for the EP is ‘Refugees’, ‘Chameleon’, ‘Decades’ and ‘Bullets’. ‘Refugees’ is an instantly catchy track that launches into a huge anthemic chorus with vocals from both McNamara brothers backed by electro beats and epic guitars. The EP will be available as a 12” and digital download with anyone pre-ordering the EP receiving ‘Refugees’ immediately as an instant grat track.

The album and EP will be available to pre-order from www.embrace.co.uk on 13th January. The video for ‘Refugees’ can be seen here – http://po.st/VevoExclusiveVid.

Embrace recently performed two secret shows for fans in their hometowns of Bradford and Halifax. The shows have been a showcase for various off the wall shock art tactics, with the band taking the secret gig concept to the next level with a gig in the darkness and a gig in a boxing ring, with the audience dressed in white boiler suits and covered in neon paint. Though the shows were strictly secret, fan forums went into meltdown with both shows selling out in minutes and fans flying in to see the band from as far as Australia and Japan. In February, Embrace will play 4 intimate shows in Scotland with tickets going on sale on Friday 17th January. The 4 dates are as follows:

Thurs 13th Dundee Fat Sams
Fri 14th Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
Sat 15th Forres The Loft
Sun 16th Inverness Ironworks

For further information please contact Beth Brookfield at Bandwagon Press on beth@bandwagonpress.com or 07770 637 114.

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Billy Bragg Celebrates 30th Anniversary Release Of His Debut

Billy Bragg Celebrates 30th Anniversary Release Of His Debut, Along With His Catalogue’s New Availability Via Cooking Vinyl, With An Inside Look At The Albums That Made His Career

Special Edition of Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy out Oct 29

“One of the [Hardly Strictly Bluegrass] festival’s finest moments” – SF Weekly

Along with the Oct 29 release of the 30th anniversary edition of Billy Bragg’s seminal debut recording Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy, Cooking Vinyl will also make available the twelve additional albums that make up Bragg’s acclaimed and influential catalogue. To celebrate, Cooking Vinyl and Billy Bragg will launch “Get Behind Billy Bragg,” an exclusive look at Bragg’s entire career, releasing new and exclusive commentary from Bragg on his back catalogue beginning October 21, leading up to the October 29 re-release of Life’s A Riot with Spy Vs. Spy. Please visit “Get Behind Billy Bragg” here: http://www.billybragg.co.uk/back_catalogue.php

The special edition Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy will feature the original album re-mastered, plus a new, live solo version by Billy recorded as a unique encore at his London Union Chapel show in June 2013. Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy (30th Anniversary Edition) will feature a sleeve based on the original 1983 Barney Bubbles artwork and be available on CD, in a replica vinyl card sleeve with inner sleeve, limited edition LP with inner sleeve and lyrics on 180g vinyl with DL and digital.

Bragg has seemingly been everywhere following the release of his Joe Henry produced album Tooth & Nail earlier this year, which snagged a top ten spot on the Americana radio charts. After a barnstorming run through SXSW and sell out, headlining shows throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia, Bragg curated his own stage and performed at Glastonbury in June and was recently named the recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to Music” Award by the UK’s indie label association (AIM).

In October Bragg completed his longest run of U.S. tour dates in over twenty years, including a string of fall shows which kicked off at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville and wrapped up at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.

Exclusive album commentary available as follows:
October 21 – Brewing Up With, Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
October 22 – Workers Playtime, The Internationale
October 23 – Don’t Try This A Home, William Bloke
October 24 – Bloke on Bloke, Reaching To The Converted
October 25 – England, Half English, Must I Paint You A Picture
October 28 – Tooth & Nail, Life’s A Riot With Spy vs. Spy

www.billybragg.net
www.cookingvinyl.com
http://chartroommedia.com/artists/bbragg.html

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The Pretty Reckless sign to Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl are excited to announce the signing of former ‘Gossip Girl’ star Taylor Momsen’s NYC-based band, The Pretty Reckless.

“It feels awesome to partner with a label that truly understands rock music and we are looking forward to a great run”. – Taylor Momsen

The band will release their fourth LP in 2014 on the label in a World (excluding North America) deal.

 “This is not a new chapter in the life of the band; it’s a new book. The band has matured and our sound has evolved dramatically. The record took almost a year to make. It’s gratifying knowing it’s nearing completion. I’m very excited to get new music out for our fans very soon”. – Taylor Momsen

Taken off that forthcoming LP, is their new TPR track ‘Going To Hell’:

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Turin Brakes new album We Were Here OUT NOW

Turin Brakes excellent new album ‘We Were Here’ is officially out this week. Described by Q Magazine as Turin Brakes best album, We Were Here is currently sat within the top 40 of the UK Album Charts. If you’ve not listened to the album listen below and buy from the following places.

iTunes // Amazon (CD) // Vinyl

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City and Colour Euro tour and Lyric video for ‘The Lonely Life’

Dallas Green is a busy man at the moment. He’s just started a long US tour and this is back over in the UK soon for a run of dates. Check below for the dates….

21 Jan – Belfast, UK @ Limelight

22 Jan – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre

24 Jan – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy

25 Jan – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy

26 Jan – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy

28 Jan – Manchester, UK @ Apollo

30 Jan – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy

31 Jan – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo

03 Feb – Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy

04 Feb – Brighton, UK @ Dome

05 Feb – France Paris @ Trabendo

07 Feb – Bern, Switzerland @ Bierhübeli

08 Feb – Linz, Austrai @ Posthof

09 Feb – Prague, Czech Rep @ The Roxy

11 Feb – Hannover, DE @ Capitol

14 Feb – Tilburg, Holland @ O13

16 Feb – Brussles, Belgium @ AB

17 Feb – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall

18 Feb – Stuttgart, DE @ Longhorn LKA

19 Feb – Munich, DE @ Tonhalle

21 Feb – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys

22 Feb – Hamburg, DE @ Docks

24 Feb – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Little Vega

25 Feb – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee

26 Feb – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand

Dallas has also just premiered the lyric video for The Lonely Life over at American Songwriter which you can check out below.

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Win Tickets To Exclusive Gary Numan Album Playback and Q&A

Wanna be the first to hear Gary Numan’s new album ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ and take part in a Q&A with Gary himself at an exclusive playback event in London? Simply tweet (@numanofficial) or facebook (facebook.com/GaryNumanOfficial) your question to Gary using the hashtag #AskGaryNuman for your chance to be part of this special event. Those asking the most interesting questions will be invited to the event to meet Gary, hear the new album and have Gary answer their question in person.

This exclusive event will take place at The Hospital Club in London’s West End on 23 September. Winners will be chosen on the 18th September and notified no later than the 19th September at 6pm. You must be able to attend the Q&A in central London on the 23 September 2013 at 5pm at your own expense.

Please note, questions can also be submitted via email at garynuman@cookingvinyl.com

For more information about The Hospital Club please visit http://www.thehospitalclub.com/

Good Luck!!

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  • You enter the competition by emailing the address above, tweeting or facebooking #askgarynuman. No purchase required.
  • Only one entry per person. This competition is open to all UK residents except employees of Cooking Vinyl Ltd. (the Promoter) and any associated company involved in the competition.
  • All entrants must be 18 or over.
  • The winning entries are chosen at random and the judges’ decision is final. We reserve the right to remove any entrant from the competition for any reason at any time.
  • Entry is at the venue’s (Hospital Club) discretion
  • The closing date will be 16th September 2013, and winners will be contacted soon after.
  • The prize consists of attendance to the album playback and Q&A.
  • The winner is responsible for all travel and accommodation costs and must be available from 5pm on the day of the event.
  • The prize is not redeemable for cash or resale and no alternative prize is available.
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COOKCD596 Billy Bragg - Life's A Riot 30th Ann Ed

Cooking Vinyl to release 30th Anniversary reissue of Billy Bragg’s debut LP ‘Life’s A Riot WIth Spy Vs Spy

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his seminal 1983 debut recording  ‘Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy’, Billy Bragg will release a special edition on October 21 comprising the original album re-mastered, plus a new, live solo version by Billy recorded as a unique encore at his London Union Chapel show on Wednesday 5  June 2013. Life’s A Riot (30th Anniversary Edition) will feature a sleeve based on the original 1983 Barney Bubbles artwork and be available on CD, in a replica vinyl card sleeve with inner sleeve, limited edition LP with inner sleeve and lyrics on 180g vinyl with DL and digital.  In keeping with the ‘Pay No More Than £2.99’ slogan that appeared on the front of the original record sleeve, the album will be available at a special ‘Pay No More Than’ price from iTunes of £2.49 for the original 7 track re-mastered album and £3.49 for the 30th Anniversary Edition, which includes the live Union Chapel show encore, for pre-orders and during the first week of release.

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Billy says “Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy has a very special place in my heart, being the first step on a 30 year journey that has seen me travel to places that I could never have imagined back in ’83. Also, as it’s only 17 minutes long, I can knock the whole album out as an encore if the fancy takes me – no need to book the Royal Albert Hall and the London Symphony Orchestra”

Earlier this year, Billy released his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail (Cooking Vinyl) to huge critical acclaim. Drawing on personal as well as political themes, Tooth & Nail was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry and was summed up by Mojo magazine thus:  “Bard Of Barking, 56, gets personal, goes universal, makes his best album” (FIVE STARS).

Billy is touring through November and December and will be playing a milestone London show with his band at Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 1 May 2014. He has asked that we point out that he’s only 55.

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Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy (30th Anniversary Edition) tracklisting:

 

Original Album                                                  Live at Union Chapel

 

1.       The Milkman of Human Kindness        8.     Intro (Live)

2.       To Have and to Have Not                   9.      Lovers Town revisited(Live)

3.       Richard                                           10.     To Have and to Have Not (Live)

4.       A New England                                11.      The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Live)

5.       The Man in the Iron Mask                 12.     The Man in the Iron Mask (Live)

6.       The Busy Girl Buys Beauty                13.      Richard (Live)

7.       Lovers Town Revisited                      14.     The Milkman of Human Kindness (Live)

15.   A New England (Live)

 

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THE PRODIGY ANNOUNCE FOUR UK WARRIORS DANCE DATES IN DECEMBER

The Prodigy are proud to announce four UK Warriors Dance dates in December

Mon 16th – Bournemouth BIC with Caspa – 14+
Wed 18th – Manchester Warehouse Project with Jaguar Skills – 16+
Thu 19th –  Manchester Warehouse Project with Jaguar Skills and Caspa – 18+
Fri 20th –  Manchester Warehouse Project with Jaguar skills, Hype, Shy Fx, Gedo Mega Bitch, Room 2 – old skool, more acts to be announced – 18+

Tickets will go on sale to fans at 9:30am on Thursday 22nd August from TheProdigy.com and General Sale on Friday 23rd August

 

Pere Ubu bassist Tim Wright dies

Pere Ubu bassist Tim Wright dies

Tim Wright, founding bassist of influential Cleveland band Pere Ubu and a transformative force in pioneering no wave band DNA, died this past Sunday from unreleased causes. Cooking Vinyl wishes to send our respects to Tim’s family and Pere Ubu members

Wright joined Pere Ubu in 1975, following the dissolution of Rocket from the Tombs, an innovative and early torchbearer of sonic aggression which was plagued by personality conflicts from its inception.

For further information - http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/5638277/rip-tim-wright-bassist-for-pere-ubu-and-no-wave-pioneers-dna

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Turin Brakes to release new album ‘We Were Here’ in September

Turin Brakes are set to release their new album We Were Here on September 30th through Cooking Vinyl. A new single Time And Money is available for free from the band’s website turinbrakes.com. ‘We Were Here’, Turin Brakes sixth album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios and engineered and mixed by Ali Staton (Rufus Wainwright / Madonna / Tricky) and produced by the band and Ali Staton.


Billy Bragg - Handyman Blues

New Billy Bragg Video Features The Cream Of The UK Comedy Scene

Genuinely one of the most wonderful things we’ve seen this year is the new video from Billy Bragg. Handymany Blues was filmed in a DIY store in May of 2013 and directed by the one and only Johnny Vegas. The video features appearances by Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Phill Jupitus, Samuel West, Neil Morrissey, Ricky Grover, Ross Noble and Johnny Vegas.

Check out the VEVO premiere below….

If you’re in Germany the video is available to watch below


Billy Bragg – Handyman Blues on MUZU.TV.

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Congratulations Alison Moyet

Huge congratulations to Alison Moyet. ‘the minutes’ entered the charts at number 5 at the weekend. We’re all absolutely delighted!

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The D.O.T. ‘Diary’ out now

Out this week on Cooking Vinyl, The D.O.T.  release their 2nd album ‘Diary’ featuring the single Blood, Sweat & Tears and How We All Lie

“How we all lie was written in a very traditional way, apart from the MPC drum machine that started it all off.  There are a lot of references to the football section of the newspaper’s that day, because it fit with the theme of the way we have to lie to reassure ourselves that we are part of society” – Mike Skinner

The D.O.T. is made up of former Streets mastermind Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey, lead singer of Leeds based dance rock mavens The Music.  ‘Diary’ is the sound of two musicians reveling in the freedom to make music for it’s own sake. With no need to conform to a specific style, or satisfy a record label’s scheduling demands, there gradually evolved the sound you hear now in their second album.

Buy ‘Diary’ from the following stores:

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Alison Moyet’s new album ‘the minutes’ out now

Alison Moyet’s fantastic new album ‘the minutes’ is out now on Cooking Vinyl. The album is currently riding high in the UK midweek charts.

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Check out the reviews and get yourself a copy.

“Moyet’s finest album in twenty years” Clash Magazine

“a total triumph” Classic Pop

“one of the finest studio releases of her career to date” Renowned for Sound

“her best LP in decades” Q Magazine

“A musical resurrection in the making” The Huffington Post

“An extraordinary, modern-sounding and effortlessly stylish comeback” Pop Justice

“Moyet is an artist not for mellowing – and for that we are very much thankful.” Digital Spy

Buy from iTunes (Digital)

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Buy from Amazon (Digital Deal Of The Week £4.99)

One to please vinyl-enthusiasts: Alison’s album ‘the minutes’ is also being released as a Limited Deluxe 180gram Red Vinyl Edition (plus a free download card) for just £12.99. This LP format will be available in two weeks time, but you can pre-order now…

Buy Vinyl (released May 20th)

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The Orb release More Tales From The Orbservatory

Last year’s stellar collaboration between The Orb and long-time inspiration Lee Scratch Perry unsurprisingly produced more music than one album could handle, so Scratch, Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann are returning in fine style with ‘More Tales From The Orbservatory’.


The Orb feat. Lee Scratch Perry – Fussball on MUZU.TV.

Released June 3rd on Cooking Vinyl, the set features further excursions from last year’s sessions at the Starhouse studio in Berlin, plus new instrumental versions.

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If that wasn’t reason enough to get excited, as a warm up to their forthcoming 25th anniversary celebrations, The Orb return to the location of their first ever gig to perform their seminal first two albums; ‘The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’ and ‘UFOrb’ in their entirety. Expect Electric Brixton to be transformed into a mind- expanding, other- worldly visual realm, coupled with thunderous levels of low-end sonic science.

2012’s ‘The ORBSERVER In The Starhouse’ was rightfully acclaimed as a colossal meeting of like minds and souls, sparking with rare magic as Alex Paterson and long-time Orb member Thomas Fehlmann provided the perfect backdrops for the Upsetter’s inimitable pronouncements, righteous declarations and sweet vocals. If anything, the follow-up stretches further into the cosmos, the backings more heavily rooted in the basic but infinite principles of rhythm and dub.

The new tracks continue the full-blooded immersion in reggae‘s infinite studio universe which characterised the first set; shards of old songs loom like aural ghosts while rhythms resurface, morphing into something fresh and new. For decades, all three artists have shared a common quest to push out the sound barriers. Each one also knows that journey is never over, which makes the appearance of this fresh batch of tunes and dubs all the more exciting.

The Orb have long been known for their assimilation of deepest dub into their stratospheric sonic innovations, while Thomas has been at the forefront of Germany’s electronic music scene since his avant foraging with Palais Schaumburg in the early 1980s, becoming part of Berlin’s seminal techno underground, working with Sun Electric
and many of the city’s major artists and operations, including the Kompakt label. Starting in the late 60s with the Upsetters, Perry wrote the book on Jamaican mixing desk trickery, then constantly ripped it up to create new aural blueprints for the music via his Black Ark productions. Since then he has charted his own waywardly idiosyncratic path including instigating the punky reggae crossover, working with The Clash and the Slits. With Alex’s punk roots and Thomas‘ position as one of Germany’s foremost electronic pioneers, this was a union which worked on the street just as well as in the stars.

Thomas’ electronic knowledge and intuition had two disparate lightning rods to bounce between, recalling, “I met Lee for the first time during this session and it was pretty touching to see how an unexpected connection and inspirational exchange could so awaken our creative juices. Alex and I had never made so much new music on the spot before. It was soon pretty clear that we wouldn’t get far with the four backing tracks we pre-produced for the session. Lee was so overwhelmingly creative that it took an afternoon for those to be finished. From then on we were forced to come up with new beats on the spot, to keep Lee in the flow.”

“He was constantly active, referring to the tunes we were working on and hitting on bits of wood or stone to create percussion patterns and sounds, so we ended up using field recordings of him banging on bits and pieces”, adds Thomas.

This is immediately evident on opening track ‘Africa’, where woodblock pulses and earth’s core bass establish a lustrous primeval dubscape over which Scratch intones and expounds in his inimitable style. ’Don’t Rush I’ is a fine example of the intricate aural trailblazing raging at these sessions, riding a classic Upsetter bassline with elements of the original track’s keyboards and even drum splatters subtly weaved into the easy old school groove, again underpinned with the subliminal Rasta heartbeat pulse. ‘Fussball‘ sets up booting house primitivism in the beat, splashed with Basic Channel-style synth smoke and gnarly bass, letting Scratch loose on the beautiful game. ’Making Love In Dub’ strips down to bassatronic turbo-jockeys and sparse skank, as Scratch ruminates on matters of the heart, plus the instrumental is a mini-masterpiece of cool dub-funk dynamics. ‘No Ice Age’ plants Scratch’s inimitable world-view over the set’s deepest bass vehicle, topped in ghostly electronic shimmer and distant space melodies. ‘Tight Interlude’ is a brief sonic clash between Orb’s sonic mischief and Scratch philosophy.

“I had an amazing time being that close to the great man,” enthuses Alex. “The mighty Lee Scratch Perry is a pioneer who expresses the future within the present times of anguish, hope and unity. Looking back now those spontaneous jams we did became the most successful tunes, in that they were created under the influence of the situation. They all had a powerful, magic drive we felt was owed to a truly inspiring collision of our
three planets.”

The mouth-watering potential of a legendary master working with long-time acolytes who tuned into his unique wavelength long ago continues to blossom and explodes again on ‘More Tales From The Orbservatory’.

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The View to release career spanning collection ‘Seven Year Setlist’

After making a glorious return with last year’s Top 10 album ‘Cheeky For A Reason’, which received numerous glowing reviews – some of the best of the band’s career so far – and also saw them winning Best Album 2012 at the Sunday Mail’s Great Scotland Awards and Album of the Year 2012 at The Scottish Music Awards, The View have compiled some of their finest moments to date on the ‘Seven Year Setlist’ album which will be released on June 17th on Cooking Vinyl. The release of the album comes just days after they support the legendary Stone Roses in front of 50,000 people at Glasgow Green on June 15th.

“Over the years there’s been four studio albums, thousands of gigs, too much vodka and loads of memories on this crazy rock n’ roll journey,” says vocalist / guitarist Kyle Falconer. “So we wanted to create an album that was kinda like stopping and looking back over the years – with a few new tracks too. That’s the Seven Year Setlist.”

‘Seven Year Setlist’ spans The View’s journey to date from ‘Face For The Radio’ which originally featured on their self-titled debut EP which was released in 2006 up to the present day with two new songs in the shape of ‘Dirty Magazine’ and ‘Kill Kyle’. Along the way, it visits the #3 hit ‘Same Jeans’, ‘Wasted Little DJs’ which won Best Track at the NME Awards, another Top 15 hit with ‘Superstar Tradesman’, a Dirty Version of the ‘Which Bitch?’ album highlight ‘Shock Horror’ and ‘How Long’, the first single and opening track from ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ which was accompanied by a video starring Red Road / A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints actor Martin
Compston.

The album is available to pre-order from the usual retailers but as a special thank you to fans who pre-order early from www.sevenyearsetlist.com fans can have their name printed within the booklet of the album.

The new material on the album reunites the band with Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) who produced their Mercury Prize-nominated, #1 album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’. The majority of the songs on the album were written by Falconer and bassist Kieren Webster, and features further production courtesy of Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys, Foals) and Youth (Primal Scream).

The full album tracklisting is:

1. Kill Kyle
2. Grace
3. Wasted Little DJ’s
4. 5 Rebeccas
5. How Long
6. The Don
7. Skag Trendy
8. Realisation
9. Face For The Radio
10. Tacky Tattoo
11. The Clock
12. Standard
13. Underneath The Lights
14. Tragic Magic
15. Same Jeans
16. Dirty Magazine
17. Superstar Tradesman
18. Sunday
19. Shock Horror
20. Distant Doubloon

The View – completed by guitarist Pete Reilly and drummer Steven Morrison – recently completed their first full North American coast-to-coast tour which included a sold-out show at New York’s Bowdery Ballroom, a date at famous Los Angeles venue The Troubadour and a set at SXSW. In addition to the Stone Roses show, The View’s summer touring plans encompass two intimate homecoming shows at Dundee’s 20 Rocks venue (May 9th and 10th), a headline set at the Mighty Boof At The Playground festival (May 17th) and a return to T in the Park in July.

Formed in Dundee in 2005 by four former school friends, The View have hit the charts with all four of their albums – ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ (#1), ‘Which Bitch?’ (#3), ‘Bread and Circuses’ (#14) and ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ (#9) – accumulated over 3.5 million views at YouTube and have excelled at numerous major festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park and One Big Weekend. Highlights of their recent tours include headlining to almost 7000 people over three Scottish shows split between Dundee’s Caird Hall and Glasgow’s Barrowlands, as well as a raucous set at Rockness which was abandoned due to safety fears and upgraded to a bigger tent due to the phenomenal turnout from fans.

James Skelly News

James Skelly & The Intenders release single co-written with Paul Weller

James Skelly & The Intenders have announced details of the release of a new
single. You’ve Got It All, co-written with Paul Weller, will be available digitally
through Skeleton Key Records (through Cooking Vinyl) on Monday May 6th and features the B-Side
Love Will Find You.

The single is taken from his forthcoming debut solo album, Love Undercover,
which will be released on June 3rd.

The 11-track self-produced album was recorded in the autumn of 2012 at Parr
St studios in Liverpool and the first taster from the record, Do It Again, was
made available as a free download via his website,
(www.jamesskellyandtheintenders.com), in late March.

James Skelly & The Intenders have also announced details of their debut U.K.
headline tour. The list of dates is as follows:

JUNE
6th Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
7th Sheffield - O2 Academy 2
8th Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
11th Birmingham - Institute Temple Room
12th London – Dingwalls
14th Bristol - Thekla
15th Manchester - Gorilla

Tickets are on sale now. They are priced at £10.50 (£12.50 in London) and
are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

 

 

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Alison Moyet signs to Cooking Vinyl

 

Cooking Vinyl is delighted to announce the signing of Alison Moyet to a worldwide services deal.

The deal will cover Moyet’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album. Produced by Guy Sigsworth (Madonna, Bjork, Seal, Frou Frou) and scheduled for release in May 2013, the singer describes her new electronic-based material as “Prog-Pop” and “born of reconstructed improvisation”.

A three-times BRIT winner and Grammy nominee, Moyet is managed by Modest! Management. In her career to date she has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of acclaimed 80s duo Yazoo. All of her seven previous studio albums charted in the UK Top 30.

Speaking about the deal, Moyet commented: “It is a very happy place I find myself in. I am more than delighted to be joining Cooking Vinyl and working with a company of people that support the direction I have taken for my eighth solo studio album.

“With the exceptional talent that is Guy Sigsworth as producer and collaborator, we have recorded a collection of original songs that sees me moving away from a generic line up and back into the world of a programmer. Born of reconstructed improvisation I like to think of it as Prog-Pop, but I also like to think of big dogs as small horses. So don’t hang on to that thought long. Unless, of course, you think it astute of me in which case I am right”

Richard Griffiths, director of Modest! Management said: “We are thrilled to be working alongside Cooking Vinyl for Alison’s next release. They were they obvious home for this record, which we are all incredibly proud of.”

Rob Collins, Director, Cooking Vinyl added: “Alison is a legend and has made an outstanding record on her own terms. I think a lot of people will be surprised, in a good way, about how amazing the record is.”