A group of four songwriters from the US making tracks for film & TV, Big Red Button are a talented bunch whose debut EP – ‘Burning Heart’ – is available now.
‘I’m givin’ it up’ sings Kat Eaton on one of the new songs to be lifted from her new EP, which she recorded live in association with celebrated online session hosts Ont’ Sofa. However, fans of the newly London based Sheffield born songstress will be pleased to know that music is not something she is set to walk away from any time soon.
Having launched her solo career in late 2013 with the single ‘Alien’, Eaton’s vocal talents have gone far from unnoticed. Immediately garnering the support of BBC Introducing, Eaton set out on her debut solo tour across the UK, where she garnered rave reviews.
Determined to build on her already stellar reputation, Eaton opted to step away from the life on the road, relocate to London and work solidly with some of the industry’s strongest songwriters to really define her musical identity and establish her sound. The resulting material immediately attracted the attention of Ont’ Sofa, who were already aware of Eaton’s prowess as a vocalist and invited her to record the EP in one live session.
Unsurprisingly given the raw honesty of her lyrical material, and the strength of her vocal, Eaton has garnered comparisons to some of the industry’s strongest performers. The new EP sees Eaton sail from the Paolo Nutini playfulness of ‘Don’t Paint It Black’ to
While working on her own material, other upcoming talents caught wind of the Eaton’s skill with melody and lyrics. As a result, 2014 not only marks the debut of her heavily anticipated EP, but will also see writing collaborations for The X Factor’s Craig Colton and The Voice’s Vince Freeman surface.
A very promising debut from a new acoustic singer-songwriter, the new single from Chris Hornsby is a rhythmic treat. With pushed folk strumming patterns on the guitar and a penchant for storytelling, the song starts quickly and doesn’t waste time before introducing the vocal. And when it comes in, it really makes the song.
A comfortble, mid-range vocal performance from Hornsby, there’s something about it that’s inviting, and it showcases some lovely lyrical structures too – a simple chorus that’s easy to pick up, and a more complex verse that spins the story of the song.
The B-Sides on the single show that the main event is not a fluke. Posted above alongside the single, have a listen and enjoy the country stylings added to the acoustic and folk of ‘I Was Hoping I’d Run Into You’.
A very promising debut indeed.
The Antlers have announced that they will be joined on their European tour this Autumn by Marika Hackman, who will be performing with the Brooklyn three piece at all dates aside from Dublin, 30th October. The band have also just released their new album Familiars today (Monday 16th June) via Transgressive.
After releasing a series of hugely revered singles and EPs the last year, Hackman is currently recording her highly anticipated debut album with producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Eugene McGuinness, Darwin Deez), set for release later this year.
Ahead of the tour, Marika will perform at London’s Barbican Centre on 30th September to celebrate Transgressive’s 10th Birthday along with The Mystery Jets and previous touring and inspiration Johnny Flynn.
The Antlers’ European tour dates w/ Marika Hackman
1st October – Brussels – AB Club
3rd October – Amsterdam – Paradiso
4th October – Cologne – Gebäude 9
6th October – Copenhagen – Vega
7th October – Oslo – Rockefeller
9th October – Stockholm – Debaser Strand
10th October – Gothenburg – Pustervik
11th October – Aarhus – Voxhall
12th October – Hamburg – Knust
14th October – Berlin – Lido
15th October – Prague – Lucerna
16th October – Vienna – Flex
18th October – Zurich – Komplex
19th October – Fribourg – Fri-Son
20th October – Paris – Cafe De La Danse
22nd October – Brighton – Old Market
23d October – Birmingham – Oobleck
24th October – London – Hackney Empire
27th October – Bristol – Trinity
31st October – Manchester – Ritz
1st November – Glasgow – Oran Mor
2nd November – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall
One of our favourite folkies North of the Border, Calum Carlyle plants his flag firmly in the ground with the Scottish Independence referedum looming.
These Ghosts’ music isn’t stultifyingly cerebral. There’s is a joyous cacophony born of friendship and a desire to forge new sounds akin to a British Animal Collective with influences also coming from the likes of The Invisible and Mew. These Ghosts’ new single ‘Coat of Feathers’ will be release on June 16th and precedes their new album release ‘Still The Waves’ on September 15th. Both the single and album will be released via Goldsmith and Accidental’s collaborative label NX Records. These Ghost will perform at this year’s MELTDOWN Festival (curated by James Lavelle) on June 20th. I hope you enjoy the single and consider featuring the band in some way.