Emmy The Great - New Single "Mahal Kita"

Emmy The Great shares a new single “Mahal Kita”, which is released today on Bella Union. The track is about her time interviewing migrant domestic women women in Hong Kong’s Central District. 

Emmy The Great speaks more on the experiences and interviews that inspired “Mahal Kita”: “Since the early 1980’s, domestic workers have congregated in Hong Kong’s public spaces every Sunday, their weekly statutory rest day, and on a further ten public holidays. 

Tens of thousands of women sit on cardboard or plastic mats, in the shadow of five-star hotels, major bank buildings, and storefronts with luxury brandnames etched across them in glowing cursive. 

They picnic, or cut hair, hold beauty competitions, bridal showers, take part in dance routines. They reclaim public space and transform it into a sanctuary, a place to relax, to share information, to cement networks of support and camaraderie.


There are 380,000 migrant workers in Hong Kong, earning a minimum wage of approx US$550 a month. They are mostly women, many of whom are mothers working to support their families. A 2016 report found ‘serious gaps in Hong Kong’s legal framework in relation to trafficking and forced labour’.

For the many workers who suffer abuse, the Sunday gatherings are an essential route to access help, or to learn about their rights.

This is why it Central is the spiritual home of Hong Kong’s migrant activist community, who have been advocating for migrant women since they first arrived in the city.

Mahal Kita is a record of my time interviewing domestic workers in Hong Kong, where I was born.

I hope this song will be a tribute to every migrant worker who took Hong Kong’s public space and made it their own.”

Emmy The Great's upcoming European tour kicks off in Paris March 20th....tickets and info HERE

Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon - New UK tour dates

Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon opens its doors to open-minded optimists in April and May 2017. Dare you enter? 

The dates are:

Sat 1st Apr     Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Fri 7th Apr     Belfast Limelight
Sat 8th Apr     Dublin Green Room      
Thu 13th Apr    Manchester Gorilla
Fri 13th Apr     Glasgow Oran Mor
Fri 28th Apr     Brighton Concorde 2
Fri 12th May     Birmingham Institute 2 

Tickets for ALL shows here . On sale 30.01.17

“Down the dark, dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock, through the oubliette of cheese, into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Late Night Pop Dungeon. The Grand High Executionatrix, dungeon mistress Charlotte Church and her ten-piece ultra-metronomic post-punk-disco-R’n’R’n’B backing band will give her MK Ultra treatment to the greatest tunes that time forgot, and some that will forever haunt our collective memory. Bring dancing shoes - the floor is on fire.” 

R.Seiliog - Earth - Live original soundtrack performance // Perfformiad a sgôr byw

R.Seiliog is composing an original film score to accompany Alexander Dovzhenko's film "Earth" (1930) - a silent poetic masterpiece depicting Ukrainian peasantry's journey into Stalin's age of collectivization. R.Seiliog will perform the soundtrack live at Pontio Bangor at a screening of the film on Saturday, March 28th. 
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Bydd R.Seiliog yn cyfansoddi a pherfformio sgôr electronig newydd sbon ar gyfer y ffilm "Earth" (1930) ym Mhontio , Bangor, Mawrth 28fed. Mae'r ffilm yn portread o'r Wcraín wrth i'r wlad symud o amaethyddiadeth wledig i oes gyfunoliaeth Stalin.

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Pontio, Bangor, Sadwrn 18 Mawrth - TOCYNNAU YMA
Pontio, Bangor, Saturday 18 March, 8.15pm - TICKETS HERE

Cate Le Bon - New EP Newydd - 'Rock Pool'

Hot on the heels of “Crab Day’, Cate Le Bon has announced a new EP ‘Rock Pool’.
Released on January 27th 2017 the EP will include four previously unreleased songs dating from the ‘Crab Day’ sessions. // Yn dilyn rhyddhau ‘Crab Day yn gynharach eleni, mae Cate Le Bon yn cyhoeddi rhyddhau EP newydd ‘Rock Pool’ Bydd ‘Rock Pool’ yn cael ei ryddhau ar Ionawr 27ain ac yn cynnwys pedair cân na chafodd eu rhyddhau o sesiwn recordio ‘Crab Day’ 

Listen to 'Rock Pool' here // Gwrandewch ar 'Rock Pool' yma -

Track Listing /. Caneuon -
Aside From Growing Old
Rock Pool
Perfume Days
I Just Wanna Be Good

 

Emmy The Great - New track 'Rapids'

In anticipation of her upcoming tour of England and Wales, Emmy The Great shares brand new track “Rapids”. It’s the first taste of new music from Emma Lee-Moss since her consecutive US tours with Beth Orton and Jens Lekman. 

“I realized recently that music has been my longest relationship, and they do say relationships are hard.” Emma says of “Rapids”. “The process of making Second Love was a long process, and it changed me. Everything in my life being clearer now, I see that music has always been at its center, confounding or delighting me depending on its mood. Now that Second Love is finished and out in the world, I am eager to be making things and capitalizing on these new realizations. Rapids is the first result of pulling on this thread. 

'I wanted to write something to be released quickly, symbolically for myself, so that I know that the album cycle is over and it's all new from here. The song ended up being about that tustle with music, about a question I am asking myself now- am I going to keep this relationship going or do I let it go? Could I even let it go? It's a love song to music, and so I see it as the right link between Second love and what comes next. Watch this space for more, I guess
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UK Tour Dates
Nov 28 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov 29 – Gloucester – Guildhall
Dec 1 – York – Fibbers
Dec 2 – Liverpool – Arts Club
Dec 3 – Sheffield – The Leadmill
Dec 5 – Brighton – Green Door Store
Dec 6 – London – The Village Underground

R.Seiliog - New dates // Mwy o gigs & 'Cloddio Unterdach' clip

R.Seiliog has announced two UK dates for January 2017 // Gigs newydd i Ionawr 2017
18 - London’s Waiting Room -  Tickets//Tocynnau
19 - Brighton’s Hope and Ruin - Free show (!) // Am ddim (!)

Also here's a self directed video for his recent single 'Cloddio Unterdach'. It’s lifted from his forthcoming 'Shedhead' EP out Friday 18/11 on all digital sites // Dyma fidio newydd i 'Cloddio Unterdach", y sengl oddiar EP "Shedhead" allan yn ddigidol Dydd Gwener 18/11. 

R.Seiliog - EP Newydd // New EP

R.Seiliog announces his new single 'Cloddio Unterdach' available everywhere online from 12/10. // Sengl newyddd R.Seiliog 'Cloddio Unterdach'  allan rwan yn ddigidol.

R.Seiliog announces his new single 'Cloddio Unterdach' available everywhere online from 12/10. // Sengl newyddd R.Seiliog 'Cloddio Unterdach'  allan rwan yn ddigidol.

Listen here // Gwrandewch yma -

 

It's lifted from his forthcoming 'Shedhead' EP, out 18th of November. // Mae'r sengl oddiar yr EP newydd "Shedhead", allan Tachwedd 18fed.

R.Seiliog’s forthcoming dates // Dyddiadau byw R.Seiliog :

Oct 14 - Carmarthen//Caerfyrddin, The Parrot
Oct 21 - Newport//Casnewydd, Le Pub
Oct 22 - Cardiff//Caerdydd, Swn Festival
Nov 12 - Aberystwyth, Rummers
Nov 25 - Pontypridd, Clwb Y Bont

 

 

 

 

Martha Ffion announces "Trip" EP and UK tour

Martha Ffion today announces her debut EP, a collection of five intriguing tracks, including the ‘Wallflower’ and ‘We Disappear’.

In support of the release, Martha Ffion is setting off on an eight date tour of Scotland, Wales and England this October, dates and tickert info below. This follows a mesmerising performance for Sofar Sounds in her hometown of Glasgow recently, performing a stripped back version of single ‘We Disappear’ 

Martha Ffion plays:

OCTOBER 2016

19th    Fallow Café, MANCHESTER
20th    Crofters Rights, BRISTOL
21st    Sebright Arms, LONDON
22nd    Swn Festival, CARDIFF
24th    Joiners, SOUTHAMPTON
25th    Hare & Hounds, Venue 2, BIRMINGHAM
26th    Headrow House, LEEDS
27th    Leadmill, SHEFFIELD
28th    The Mining Institute, NEWCASTLE UPON TIME
29th    Electric Circus, EDINBURGH

Tickets are available HERE.

CATE LE BON ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR

19 Oct     The Black Box, Belfast, Northern Ireland  - Tickets
20 Oct     The Workman’s Club, Dublin  - Tickets
25 Oct     Point FMR, Paris  - Tickets
26 Oct     Soy Festival, Nantes  - Tickets
27 Oct     Sidecar, Barcelona  - Tickets
28 Oct     Son Estrella Galicia, Madrid  - Tickets
29 Oct     Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon - Tickets
31 Oct      Edificio Tabakalera, Sala Kuxta Kultur, San Sebastian
02 Nov     La Gravière, Geneva - Tickets
03 Nov     Magnolia, Milan - Tickets
04 Nov     Covo, Bologna
05 Nov     Palace, St. Gallen  - Tickets
06 Nov     Import/Export, Munich - Tickets
07 Nov     Klub 007 Strahov, Prague - Tickets
08 Nov     Berghain Kantine, Berlin - Tickets
09 Nov     Jazzhouse, Copenhagen - Tickets
10 Nov     Molotow, Hamburg (DE) - Tickets
12 Nov     Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht  - Tickets

 

MARTHA FFION - NEW TOUR DATES

First full tour of Scotland, England and Wales announced for October 2016!

October - 
19 - MANCHESTER, FALLOW CAFÉ - Tickets 
20 - BRISTOL, CROFTERS RIGHTS - Tickets
21 - LONDON, SEBRIGHT ARMS - Tickets
22 - CARDIFF, SWN FESTIVAL - Tickets
24 - SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS - Tickets
25 - BIRMINGHAM, HARE & HOUNDS - TIckets
26 - LEEDS, HEADROW HOUSE - Tickets
27 - SHEFFIELD, LEADMILL (STEEL STAGE) - Tickets
28 - NEWCASTLE, MINING INSTITUTE - TIckets
29 - EDINBURGH, ELECTRIC CIRCUS - TIckets

New release details to be announced soon!

NEW MiNNETONKA SINGLE 'WE FIGHT FIRES'

Today, the Manchester-born, Liverpool-based songstress, MiNNETONKA, shares her brand new single, ‘We Fight Fires’, released on 27th May 2016 via War Room Records.
‘We Fight Fires’ was co-written and produced by Bill Ryder-Jones and is her first new release of 2016, following her debut single, ‘Birds Of Prey’ late last year. 


The beautiful, intimate and haunting track deals with the breakdown of a romantic relationship. MiNNETONKA said the following about it: 'This is probably the most open I've ever been in a song – it contains some of my most private, personal thoughts. I’m not normally much of a talker about these things, but I was in a place where I couldn’t not write the song; I was at a certain point in my life and it was therapeutic. Saying that it was probably the easiest song I've ever written as well...’ 

MiNNETONKA has also announced upcoming live shows...

June 1 - London, Servants Jazz Quarters Tickets
June 2 - Manchester Salfords Eagle Inn Tickets

GRUFF RHYS RELEASES NEW SONG "I LOVE EU"

This song genuinely came to me in a daydream whilst I was trying to tune in my faulty DAB radio. I heard a snippet of news about this badly timed referendum on staying in/leaving the EU and suddenly it hit me hard how much I'd miss it if the UK managed inexplicably to kick itself out. It's basically just an attempt to make an emotional case for Mother Europe - this flawed, fantastic, potentially Utopian mega-club that I've been lucky enough to grow up in.” 

I Love EU is Gruff Rhys’ first release since 2014’s American Interior. A love letter to an idea that crosses international borders, it puts forward the long overdue and much-needed positive case for staying the European Union. Read Gruff’s blog about the record here. 


I Love EU is available from April 22nd. There is no planned physical release – just this one-off piece of music available via all the usual online platforms. If you agree with any of the sentiments embodied in this song, please help spread the message by sharing on all social media platforms (using the hashtag #iloveEU).  

Thanks EU