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Monday, 28 November 2016

BBC Sound of 2017 Longlist


The Long list for BBC Music's Sound of 2017 has been revealed! 

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AJ Tracey 





Anderson .Paak 

Who you can catch on tour with Bruno Mars in April/May next year! 


Cabbage 

Who you can catch on tour next year here gigst.rs/CABBAGE

Dave 

He'll be at The Camden Assembly in London this December: gigst.rs/DAVE

Declan McKenna 

You can get tickets to his tour here: gigst.rs/DMcK

Jorja Smith 

She'll be on tour this December! 

Maggie Rogers 


Nadia Rose

She'll be at the Oval Space, London 3rd December as part of Toddla T's show: gigst.rs/TTov

Rag'n'Bone Man

Tix for his Manchester show on sale Friday 9th Dec at 9am: gigst.rs/rag


Ray BLK

You can catch her at Village Underground, London in Feb: gigst.rs/RayBLK

RAYE

She'll be at XOYO, London in Feb next year: gigst.rs/Raye


Stefflon Don

You can catch her at The Jazz Cafe as part of the AMP Collected night: gigst.rs/AMPC

The Amazons 

You can catch them in Nottingham & Manchester in Mar/Apr next year: gigst.rs/Amazons


The Japanese House 

They'll be supporting The 1975 on tour this December! last remaining tix: gigst.rs/1975

Tom Grennan

He'll be in Manchester & London in Feb next year: gigst.rs/TomG

The Top 5 out of the 15 on the longlist will be revealed on Clara Amfo’s Radio 1 Show from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th January 2017




















Thursday, 24 November 2016

Predictions for 2017’s BBC Music #SoundOf2017 longlist


BBC Music Sound of 2016 long-list artists’ predictions for 2017’s BBC Music Sound Of 17 long-list

Last years artists that made the 2016 long list have made their predictions as to who will make the 2017 long list, see their predictions below!

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Last year's Winner, Jack Garrett:


Runner up, Alessia Cara:


4th place, Blossoms:


Izzy Bizu:



Do you agree with their predictions? 



2017’s longlist will be unveiled on Monday 28th November, The Top 5 out of the 15 on the longlist will be revealed on Clara Amfo’s Radio 1 Show from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th January 2017



Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The X Factor Final Eight

The X Factor Live Tour


The final 8 contestants of The X Factor that will be performing on the X Factor Live tour in 
February/March next year have been announced! Take a look at what you can expect to see on the tour... 

Matt Terry

This years heartthrob/Louis Tomlinson lookalike 


Honey G

The one that everyone is talking about! 



Sam Lavery

After Simon slated her for not 'being herself', I think it's safe to say Sam Lavery has come into her own!


Emily Middlemas

The quirky one who is the queen of the slow songs!

Ryan Lawrie

The second heartthrob of the series 


Saara Aaltro


You can expect to be blown away by Saara's vocals!



5 After Midnight

Smoother than smooth vocals!


And finally, the ones we had to say goodbye to this week... 

4 Of Diamonds

the girl band who are modern with a 60's urban twist


You can get your tickets for the X Factor Live tour here: 

gigst.rs/XFactor


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Halloween!

Our fav Halloween costumes from artist you can catch on tour in the next year!


little Mix 


Can we please just start with the amazing Perrie Edwards from Little Mix who managed TWO Halloween outfits this year, both equally as amazing as the other!! 

Her first outfit was Poisoned Ivy and her second a Mermaid, take a look…



Of course we couldn’t not mention the other members of Little Mix, Jade and Leigh-Anne also looked great with Jade dressing up as a 50’s TV character and Leigh-Anne dressing up as a character out of the Purge, unfortunately, we are yet to see any photo's of Jess's Halloween costume.








You can catch the girls on tour in October and November 2017


Melanie C and Sigala 





























Next we have Melanie C who is dressed up as a #ZombieSpice / #SpiceGhoul *laughs* Take a look... You can catch Melanie C on tour 2017: gigst.rs/melanie


The next person you would never be able to hazard a guess as to who it is, but we’ll help you, Sigala!!


He somehow managed to do a full show dressed like this and we love it!! 


He’ll be on tour in February 2017: gigst.rs/sigala

Blossoms


Blossoms dressed up for #VEVOHalloween and we thought they looked great!


Catch them on tour in Nov/Dec this year: gigst.rs/Blossoms

Chainsmokers



And finally, we have the incredible Chainsmokers! We think they look pretty cool…





























There are still some tickets left for their London show, grab them here, if you dare: gigst.rs/chainsmokers

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

American Music Awards


AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS


The nominations for the AMA awards have been announced with Drake leading the way with 13 nominations and also 20 first-time nominees including Chainsmoker's and Twenty One Pilots, the list of nominees reflects that the award ceremony is one to watch, airing on the 20th Nov. 

Drake

All eyes will be focused on Drake for the evening as people will be eagerly observing just how many out of the 13 awards he's been nominated for, he will win. The announcement of Drakes nominations come at a good time as his tour has just been announced, and with nominations under his belt such as 'Artist of The Year', 'Favorite Album–Pop/Rock' and TWO nominations for 'Favorite Album–Rap/Hip-Hop' the tour is set to be a good one and certainly one with high expectations. 
You can get tix to Drake's tour Here.


Rihanna 

Impressively, Rihanna is the second most nominated artist this year with 7 nominations to her name, including 'Favourite Female – Soul/R&B' which she has previously won 5 times and won over Beyonce last year. This year she is up against Beyonce again, will Rihanna remain the reigning Soul/R&B Favourite Female or will Queen Bee swoop in and take the crown?




Chainsmokers


Not only are the bigger, more established artists achieving multiple nominations this year, but so are the more new artists such as Chainsmokers, having been nominated for three awards, 'Favorite Duo or Group -Pop/Rock' & 'New Artist of the Year;' (Unleashed by T-Mobile award) and 'Favourite Artist - EDM'. Not only have they impressed by being nominated for three awards, but they have also impressed by embarking on their own headline sold out tour this month! 






Country stars such as Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Luke Bryan have all been nominated for AMA awards also, those of which have all performed at Country to Country Festival in the 02 London,the festival is set to return again next year. The list of nominee's for the AMA's is one that many could have predicted, but also all very well deserved


You can see the full list of nominee's: Here 

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes Q&A

We caught up with Le Butcherettes for an exclusive Q&A following from the release of their 4th studio album 'A Raw Youth'. Also catch Le Butcherettes's brilliant new music video for 'My Mallely' below! 

Hey Teri, how are you? Can you start off by telling your English fans what ‘Le Butcherettes’ means literally and what it represents? 

Im very jet lagged but in life I am great. Thank you for asking. 

Le Butcherettes means The Butcher Women… women with power…hence the “ettes”. It could represent  many things but in my head the band name has been a sort of inner mantra to get me through rough patches… 

Having control within your hands, having the power and the strength to be able to  cut the scum up, butcher it up, motivated by love, of course,  by resilient untouched love. 

Your 4th studio album ‘A Raw Youth’ came out in May earlier this year, whats your favourite track off the album?

I love all of the album. You can’t just listen to one track without wanting to listen to the whole album………
Said not a voice inside of me ever. Hahaha! Nah… I really don’t know which one is a favorite because they all cause me a certain distress because they were inspired by pretty gruesome human-world experiences. Even the poppiest and sweetest child like sounding one is about a very dark issue. (Sold Less Than Gold).

 What was the thought process behind the new record?

You know it’s funny that you ask because sometimes you never really are 100 percent aware of what your actual thought process is.  Sometimes my thought process would be completely contaminated by self doubt, and in bringing out old songs that I had written years before, (two to be particular “They Fuck You Over” and “Reason To Die Young”) would reawaken old memories of situations I was going through when having the songs re-played, re-worked for the record. The feelings that would get invoked (which felt like reopening old wounds instead of old songs) were feeling of burning youth, of what it first felt like to feel passion over any matter that life has to offer you… 

My process was all too fleeting…went by too fast. Actually wish I could be back in there, recording A Raw Youth, go back to the past, because that is the one true moment were you feel like you are in the womb, and it’s okay to feel that disconnection from the world. Because you need that focus to connect the dots in the process of writing and recording.

I like to linger towards one general concept for a record. A knot that will hold the world that you want to build with music as a tool. It’s all about finding that focal point for me, like photography or like with cinema.

Overall I think my process in general is essentially a very solitary one. Sometimes I just can’t let my band mates go in with me, it’s a very vulnerable place but then you come off like an asshole…

It’s clear that Iggy Pop has been a massive influence on your music and you did a collaboration with him on your new album! What’s it like to work with someone who’s such an iconic name in music?                                  

It’s so fantastic that it’s normal for me… I say that at the fear of sounding arrogant, but it's about the spiritual fact that is just makes perfect sense. It didn't feel forced. The situation led to this miracle,
It just feels like this encounter was just supposed to be… 

There are very limited number of true artists in this industry, 
it’s only natural that we gravitate towards one another. So it feels like I’m at one with myself when I work with people that know what they are doing and that at the same time treat me with respect and acknowledge a good song when it’s a good song.

You’re coming to the UK in October, is there a certain date you’re especially looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to Cardiff., Wales. I’ve never been there before and it’s history fascinates me. Have always wanted to go and visit when I was little, wanted to drink the salts of the ocean there once when I was twelve, because of my obsession with Roald Dahl's books.

You’ve played countless gigs across America and the whole world since forming 9 years ago, but what the best concert you’ve ever played?

Recently we played a show in Las Vegas and it was one of the most emotionally giving crowds I have ever witnessed. 

I’ve been warned by friends that play in bands that Nevada is a hard place, because either people don’t show up to shows or because people are too drunk… Luckily for me, my experiences with the state of Nevada have been very, very good ones. 

Tokyo was also a great city to play…I don’t know. So many great places… some very low key places like Syracuse was a great and magical place to play in (with The Melvins)  from Guadalajara to Toronto are also very lively, people that go to a show to see us are very passionate art lovers, so our fans are very creative and loyal. They have helped keep this band rolling on it’s feet.


In between gigs and when you’re on the road, what’s your favourite pass time?

I love to sleep and to be able to dream. The mind is a slobbery little animal, it likes to roam around the four corners of the world… at the end of day, inspiring me to write more.

We’ve already established what influence Iggy Pop has had on you, but what other bands have influenced you on a personal level as well as musically?

The Melvins, Bratmobile, Otis Redding, Spice Girls, Violeta Parra, Selda BagΓ§an, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, The Beatles and over-all the hysteria that is exploding from the the jar we like to call life. 

Have you seen any bands recently that have really impressed you on stage?

Kim & The Created, L.A Witch and Deap Vally. Word of mouth has flown into my ear making me hear really great things about the European band The Picturebooks’ live show. They will be our special guests for the upcoming month long A Raw Youth Tour.

And finally, after travelling the world and meeting so many people, what’s the most important thing you learned and what messages would you give to your fans?

Always be nice to people. The least thing you can do is is give 5 minutes of your time to people who go see your show. But I get it, not many people can do it… lots of artists are introverts…etc but I feel that at the end of the day introvert or not it’s important to be kind, not just to the people that go to your shows and support your dream but also to every person that crosses your path. Believe me, I’m an introvert and that doesn’t get in the way of shaking somebody’s hand.

Could you please choose 10 songs for our Spotify playlist?

Vanessa- (Album: Darkbloom-EP) Grimes
Impossible Tracks - (Album: Ash & Ice) - The Kills
Love & Anger- (Album: The Sensual World)- Kate Bush
Scream Feat. Aristophanes (Album: Art Angels) Grimes
Zapatos Viejos (Album: Mis Favoritas: Gloria Trevi) Gloria Trevi
Honey Bucket (Album: Houdini) The Melvins
Goldmine (Album: The Golden Echo)- Kimbra
Vowels= Space and Times (Album: Visions) Grimes
Dear Nora Feat. Meshell Ndegeocello (Albums: Language Barrier)- Shirlette Ammons
El Cristal (Album: Mon Laferte Vol. 1) - Mon Laferte


My brother got me into Grimes recently. 

The video for 'My Mallely'



Thursday, 29 September 2016

Why we are all for Tony Hadley’s tour with Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra


With a current trend in the industry at the moment being dance music incorporated with jazz instruments we are backing Tony’s choice to tour with Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra, especially with his performances being showcased in large venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall and Cliffs Pavilion, merged with his stunning rich voice you can only imagine what an atmosphere there will be created.

The trend is used all over the industry such as in Ibiza where you can hear ‘Lovely Laura’ perform her solo sax at Ocean Beach each week and also artists such as Clean Bandit using jazz instruments in their most well-known hits, the trend seems to be spreading through different genre’s.

Tony Hadley explains why he is enjoying performing with an orchestra, watch here



 Not one to be missed, there is still a chance to get tickets here: gigst.rs/hadley