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Released May 22nd. Murray Gold whose much loved scores for Doctor Who reach a new high with this three CD set covering Series 8. A new take on the classic theme coupled with a new theme for the twelfth Doctor launch this lavish collection featuring extensive notes from the composer and music from all 12 episodes over two CDs, the third disc comprising of 14 tracks from the 2014 Christmas Day special Last Christmas.
Square One and Laing Entertainment are delighted to announce the return of Iris DeMent to Australia in 2015. After being absent from our shores for almost 15 years DeMent returned in 2013 to perform 3 sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Meeniyan in regional Victoria.
This time around she will be joined by acclaimed US folk singer Pieta Brown on a tour that includes her very first shows in Adelaide, Newcastle & Brisbane.
Considered “one of the finest artists of her generation”, Iris DeMent has established herself as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.
Her debut album ‘Infamous Angel’ was deemed an “essential recording of the 90s” by Rolling Stone and the NY Times said it “distills love, heartbreak, disillusionment and humour in songs that go straight for the heartstrings.” Its 1994 follow-up, ‘My Life’, earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. 1996’s ‘The Way I Should’ addressed political as well as personal themes and also earned a Grammy nomination. 2004′s ‘Lifeline’ was a collection of traditional gospel songs that she sang as a child growing up in a Pentecostal household. In 2012, she released the critically acclaimed ‘Songs From The Delta’ twelve self-penned compositions that the Boston Globe called “a work of rare, unvarnished grace and power”.
Continually revealing new layers as both a songwriter and performer, Pieta Brown is being recognised as one of modern Americana’s true gems. Her most recent release, ‘Paradise Outlaw’ (Red House Records) was recorded in four days at Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon’s Wisconsin studio with a supporting cast that includes Vernon, Amos Lee, Brown’s troubadour father, Greg Brown and more. Pieta has toured North America with Mark Knopfler, and toured with the likes of John Prine, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlisle, JJ Cale, Ani DiFranco, Mavis Staples, and Calexico.
Fri 22 The Gov - Adelaide, SA
Sat 23 Lizottes - Newcastle, NSW
Sun 24 Old Museum – Brisbane, QLD
Thu 28 Thornbury Theatre- Melbourne, VIC
Fri 29 Factory Theatre - Sydney, NSW
“Merle Haggard says Iris DeMent is one of the best damn singers he’s ever heard. I agree. She’s also one of the best songwriters I know.” Steve Earle
“Her voice is extraordinary, there’s nobody like her.” Emmylou Harris
“Iris DeMent’s songs talk. They talk about isolated memories of life, love and living. So listen to this music, this Iris DeMent. It’s good for you.” John Prine
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Album teaser video, released April 24th
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba’s fourth album ‘Ba Power’ is a striking, career defining record marked by mesmerizing songs, razor-sharp riffs and full-throttle emotions. Following two years of worldwide touring for the much heralded ‘Jama Ko’ album, Bassekou’s band, Ngoni Ba, has turned up the volume and dynamics significantly and Bassekou’s masterful ngoni playing has achieved a new level of intensity that can only be called: afro-rock. Distortion and wah wah and propulsive rhythms are now the defining backbone of his songs and the heat lightning vocals of his wife Amy Sacko, more than ever serve as the passionate and perfect foil. This is not the same Ngoni Ba. This is indeed: Ba Power.
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Check out this article on the best jazz reissues via Proper. All available through Planet and searchable on this website.
Feature review in Weekend Australian for new albums from Iain Matthews and Blair Dunlop. More details on both on our website.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/iain-matthews-blair-dunlop-juan-diego-florez-tara-tilba-guti-ocms/story-fn9n8gph-1226968705991?nk=9744552d56e0c35e53e5cfe0c5f46fe5
BRIAN SETZER PREMIERES LEAD SINGLE “LET’S SHAKE” EXCLUSIVELY ON TIME.COM TODAY (6/24) LISTEN HERE: http://ti.me/1l7iSEu NEW ALBUM ‘ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL’ SET FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 in AUSTRALIA thru PLANET
Yep Roc Records has announced the new album from psychedelic folk troubadour Robyn Hitchcock.The Man Upstairs will be available through Planet on September 12th. The first song Hitchcock is sharing from the album is a stunning version of the Psychedelic Furs classic”The Ghost in You.” A 4th grade music class from Hillsborough, NC, interviewed Hitchcock for their weekly WOCS podcast. An excerpt from the podcast can be heard HERE.
The Man Upstairs sees Hitchcock uniting with legendary producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) for one of the most unique recordings of his already quite idiosyncratic career. Rather than simply record a new selection of songs, Boyd suggested what he called ‘a Judy Collins album’ such as Elektra would have released in 1967 – part well-known favorites, part personal discoveries, and part originals. The multi-tiered approach offered Hitchcock the rare opportunity to record as a performer, not “just another singer-songwriter laying their freshest eggs.”
Thus, modern standards like Roxy Music’s “To Turn You On,” The Doors’ “The Crystal Ship,” and The Psychedelic Furs’ “The Ghost In You” are interlaced with lesser-known gems from such pals as Grant-Lee Phillips (“Don’t Look Down”) and I Was A King (“Ferries”), the latter featuring harmony vocals and guitar from the Norwegian indiepop combo’s own Anne Lise Frøkedal. Meanwhile, new Hitchcock originals like “Trouble In Your Blood” and “Comme Toujours” stand among his most fragile and heartfelt, his stark vocal and guitar cast by Boyd against simple, autumnal backing from longtime collaborators Jenny Adejayan (cello), Charlie Francis (piano), and the aforementioned Frøkedal (harmonies).
“I’ve always wanted to make a folk record produced by Joe Boyd,” says Hitchcock, “and now I have: thank you, universe!”
Recorded and mixed at London’s Snap Studio in just one short week last October, The Man Upstairs further comes adorned with delightfully macabre cover art painted exclusively for the album by GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.
Preview 3 tracks from the upcoming Radical Son album, ‘Cause & Affect, released on Wantok Musik in September.
Check out some great Planet titles reviewed in June issue of Rhythms Magazine. Click here: Planet Rhythms Rvws June 14
from album “The New Tradition” (ACT MUSIC) Released in Australia June 11
Adam Bałdych – violin
Yaron Herman – piano
RECORDED BY: Łukasz Olejarczyk / RecPublica Studios
MIX, MASTERING: Łukasz Olejarczyk
DIRECTED BY: Radosław Rutkowski