19.04.2019 news, video

Lee Ann Womack Reinvents Tinseltown Romance For “Hollywood” Music Video

Today, Lee Ann Womack releases her latest video for “Hollywood” exclusively via Refinery29. Featuring custom-made dolls and intricate stop-motion animation, the video reinvents a story of Tinseltown heartache, set to this moody and mournful tune of faded love.


Director Chris Ullens (Rex Orange County, Fergie) paired footage of iconic California landmarks like the Hollywood sign, and wind farms at Golden Hour with the video’s custom-made dolls through hours of filming and editing.


The video follows a relationship riddled with doubt and uncertainty. Mainly set in a desert motel, it’s a shattered portrait of a couple staying together out of habit, but isolated in forlorn self-reflection. With no spark or attraction, they want their relationship unravel on the silver screen.


Lee Ann teased the video on her socials this week with a series of “Hollywood” movie posters featuring quotes from her friends Reba McEntire, Buddy Miller and Willie Nelson.


“Hollywood” is the second single from Womack’s ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’, which earned two 2019 GRAMMY nominations for Best Americana Album and Best Americana Roots Song for the album’s lead single “All the Trouble.” These were her eleventh and twelfth of Womack’s storied career, and her first as a songwriter. The album is a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues, earning praise from NPR, The New York Times, Garden & Gun, Vice Noisey, Stereogum, Rolling Stone and the Wall Street Journal, who called it “remarkably strong, an album that’s bound to last.”


The “Hollywood” video will available to share on Saturday, April 20th at 9am EST.


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Friday, May 3 – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday, May 29 – Cactus Cafe – Austin, TX
Thursday, May 30 – Cactus Cafe – Austin, TX
Friday, May 31 – Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos, TX
Wednesday, July 3 – J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park – Princeton, TX
Saturday, August 10 – Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, OK
Friday, October 4 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 5 – City Winery – Chicago, IL

17.04.2019 artists, news

Black Pumas Announce National Tour + Debut Album, Out June 21st


Today, Black Pumas announce the release of their self-titled debut, out June 21st on. Produced by Adrian Quesada  (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, 2018’s Look At My Soul) in his home studio and colored by Eric Burton’s dark imagery and haunting vocals, the album is equally indebted to East Coast hip-hop as it is to classic funk and soul, resulting in a project that is of the moment rather than retro.

Following their ambitious slate of performances during last month’s SXSW, it’s clear that the collaboration between 27-year-old Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Quesada are due for a big 2019. Listen to their new single “Colors” below.



Quesada had been working on a new project inspired by a mix of woozy Ghostface Killah instrumentals, crispy Motown soul, and the introspective grandeur of dusty highway folk-rock, and, after hearing him audition over the phone, Burton slotted in beautifully. Pulling from his myriad performance backgrounds — singing in the church, acting in musical theater, and busking at the Santa Monica Pier — Burton injects Quesada’s instrumentals with a howling croon and surrealist lyrical bent. From the roiling, solar eclipse-inspired noir of “Black Moon Rising” to the ponderous yet epic “Oct 33,” these early collaborations provided the basis for Black Pumas.

Burton and Quesada were thrilled with the songs, but Black Pumas truly began to make their name with a weekly residency at Austin’s C-Boys that quickly became “the hottest party in town” (Austin-American Statesman), with lines wrapping to see their whip-sharp band and Burton’s “whirlwind of movement and gesture” (Chicago Tribune). What followed was a quick and dirty ascent through the Austin music scene, culminating in a coronation as Best New Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards.



Listen to their 2019 Austin Music Awards Song Of The Year-winning debut single “Black Moon Rising,” deemed “psychedelic, funky, bold, cinematic, but above all, soulful and sincere” by KUTX above.

Black Pumas have also announced their debut New York show at the Knitting Factory for May 15th. Current tour dates below, keep an eye out for more tour news coming soon.

Tour Dates:
5/15 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
5/21 – Bush Hall (w/ The Heavy) – London, UK (SOLD OUT)
5/23 – La Maroquinerie (w/ The Heavy) – Paris, FR (SOLD OUT)
5/24 – De Helling (w/ The Heavy) – Utrecht, NL (SOLD OUT)
5/25 – Lido (w/ The Heavy) – Berlin, DE (SOLD OUT)
5/28 – Trinity Centre (w/ The Heavy) – Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)
7/2 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
7/4 – Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
7/6 – Festival d’été International de Québec – Quebec City, QC
7/10 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
7/11 – WTMD First Thursday Festival – Baltimore, MD
7/12 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
7/14 – Third and Lindsley – Nashville, TN
7/16 – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
7/17 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
7/18 – Shitty Barn – Spring Green, WI
7/19 – Space – Evanston, IL
7/20 – El Club – Detroit, MI
7/23 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/27-29 – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival – Columbia, MO


11.04.2019 news

Mattiel Announces New Album Satis Factory + “Keep The Change” Video

Atlanta’s Mattiel have announced details of their second album, Satis Factory, out on June 14. The news comes with a punchy new song, “Keep The Change”, previously debuted during a rollicking performance for NBC’s Last Call last week. The song launches today with an impressive factory filmed video. Pre-order Satis Factory and download “Keep The Change” instantly here.



Says frontwoman Mattiel Brown, “The video was co-directed by Matthew Addington and myself. I had about four weeks to call him up, plan everything, find a location that would give us permission to film, source props. It was crazy, but a lot of fun. We brought in this amazing DP, Alan Sabir, from Calgary. He freehanded a lot of the performance shots and our script was pretty loose. This gigantic cement factory outside of Atlanta gave us free reign over the entire facility for two days – it kinda felt like running around inside a video game with all the tunnels, catwalks and passageways. And they had this amazing mint-green control room that hasn’t been changed since the early 60’s…It was a dream.


Co-produced by Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley and recorded in their native Atlanta, Satis Factory is the band’s second album. Having initially met in the Atlanta music scene in 2014, the process of recording Satis Factory was built upon the success of Swilley and Mattiel Brown’s time working together on their debut album. It’s a team that just works. “Jonah is a great songwriter and he’ll put a structure together and send it to me through an email, and then I’ll listen to it pretty much right away,” Mattiel explains. “And then we’ll restructure it if we need to and I’ll write a melody and lyrics to it and eventually record it.” Where the first record was confident, this second release is even more so. This is probably down to the chemistry between them; they seem in awe of each other. “Some of Mattiel’s best lyrical writing is effortless,” Jonah says. “She’s thoughtful with what she wants to say as an artist, but also understands pop sensibilities.”


Despite Satis Factory being recorded in exactly the same way, with exactly the same team behind their debut, the sound is noticeably different. Jonah explained that he “had a musical objective to try new sounds and ways of recording” to Mattiel’s first record but still “keeping lo-fi elements” to the new one. “We started working on Mattiel’s first record with a dusty, cinematic, and garage rock feel to the music,” he explains. “Satis Factory has more stylistic diversity with the musical compositions and an increased level of intensity.



05/03/19 – Third Man Records (Blue Room) – Nashville, TN

05/04/19 – Hideout – Chicago, IL

05/05/19 – Third Man Records (Cass Corridor) – Detroit, MI

05/06/19 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON

05/07/19 – Quai Des Brumes – Montreal, QB

05/08/19 – The Red Room: Cafe 939 – Boston, MA

05/10/19 – Berlin – New York, NY

05/11/19 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY

05/14/19 – Songbyrd – Washington, D.C.

05/17/19 – Cat’s Cradle (Backroom) – Carrboro, NC

05/18/19 – The Masquerade (Hall) – Atlanta, GA

05/30/19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

05/31/19 – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) – Houston, TX

06/01/19 – Mohawk (Indoors) – Austin,TX

06/04/19 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

06/05/19 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA

06/07/19 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR

06/08/19 – Barboza –  Seattle, WA

06/09/19 – Wise Hall & Lounge – Vancouver, BC

06/12/19 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

06/13/19 – The Back Room (Colectivo Coffee) – Milwaukee, WI

06/14/19 – Blueberry Hill (Duck Room) – St. Louis, MO

06/15/19 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS

07/01/19 – Arts Centre – NORWICH

07/02/19 – Gorilla – MANCHESTER

07/03/19 – Oran Mor – EDINBURGH

07/06/19 – Astral Festival – BRISTOL

07/07/19 – The Rescue Rooms – NOTTINGHAM

07/08/19 – Brudenell Social Club – LEEDS

07/09/19 – Whelan’s – DUBLIN

07/11/19 – The Haunt – BRIGHTON

07/12/19 – EaRTH – LONDON

07/15/19 – 4AD – DIKSMUIDE, BE

07/17/19 – Paradiso – AMSTERDAM

07/18/19 – Valkhof Festival – NIJMEGEN

07/21/19 – Poolbar Festival – FELDKIRCH

07/26/19 – Sala – MADRID

08/01/19 – Loco Club – VALENCIA

08/03/19 – Le Chien a Plumes – LANGRES, FRANCE

11.04.2019 news

Nilüfer Yanya Releases New Video for “Baby Blu”

Nilüfer Yanya has shared the brilliant video for her song “Baby Blu” , the latest single from her critically acclaimed debut record Miss Universe. Shot in Tokyo over New Years 2019, the video for “Baby Blu” is something of a family affair, starring Yanya, her sisters Molly and Elif, and brother Cemil.



In July, Yanya will head back to the U.S. for her first U.S. headlining tour, including a stop at NYC’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg – upgraded having instantly sold-out Rough Trade NYC the day tickets first went on sale – on July 23. Tickets for all U.S. dates are available HERE .
Already proclaimed Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ , the instantly infectious ‘Baby Blu’ is a stand out track amongst an album packed with stellar singles and powerful songwriting. Explaining the video shoot, Yanya said : “We shot the video in Tokyo over New Years – me and my sisters went to visit my brother who is studying there for a year. My sister Molly had the idea for theming the video around street racing cars, which proved to be quite difficult to track down as it’s highly illegal in Japan. We managed to find a few car shows and garages, got some fast rides and had lots of fun. For me this video is really about us as siblings, refusing to let go of each other and our childhood.”
 See Nilüfer Yanya on tour in 2019:
July 23 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
July 26 – Camden, NJ @ Xponential Festival
July 27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
July 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
August 1 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
August 2 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
August 3 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
August 4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
August 8-12 – Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender
August 15-18 – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales
November 17 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10.04.2019 news

Amyl and The Sniffers Announce Debut Album & Drop New Video

Amyl and The Sniffers

Self-Titled Debut Album out May 24th

Pre-Order Here

Singer Amy Taylor cements her rock star status” – Pitchfork


Amyl and the Sniffers have announced plans to drop their self-titled debut album on May 24th.  Along with the announcement The Fader also premiered the official video for the new single “Got You” saying “the Australian band recall the heady days of punk: spiky, wild, provocative, and a little dangerous with a fierce live reputation.”



Singer Amy Taylor explains of the song, “‘Got You’ is about that feeling you get when you first start seeing someone and you’re excited to see them, no matter what shit they got. You just see them at the pub and it feels like the most exciting thing in the world, like you’re so lucky they’re even there. It’s definitely one of the “sweetest” songs on the album, and less punky. It was kind of inspired by Split Enz.”
She explains of the wild video which accompanies the track, “We worked with Melbourne director Triana Hernandez for the video and we decided to make it less like a love song and more cheeky. We wanted to play with the power dynamics a bit and turn ‘I got you’ into ‘I literally own you’, just to make it a bit more dark. It’s obviously not a healthy relationship but that kind of thing is easy to slip into, too.”
The band will bring the mayhem back to the States this summer for a July tour.  Tickets @ www.amylandthesniffers.com 


7/05-06 – Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo
7/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
7/08 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
7/12 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Outside)
7/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
7/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Raleigh
7/16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
7/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
7/20 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
7/21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
7/22 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
7/23 – Hamtramck, MI @ Outer Limits Lounge
7/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
29.03.2019 news

SOJA Releases New Single “Morning”; Upcoming Summer Tour With Sublime

Multiple Grammy-nominated reggae octet SOJA has released the new single “Morning” featuring special guests Natiruts and Gomba Jahbari. The band will launch a headline U.S. tour later this week followed by a summer amphitheater tour with Sublime with Rome.




“I’ve admired Natiruts and Gomba Jahbari for years,” explains SOJA lead singer Jacob Hemphill. “What they have both accomplished is amazing. Having three languages on one song helps explain the transition from dark to light.  No matter who or where you are, we all go through struggles.  Darkness.  But we all see the same morning.” 


“Morning” follows the acclaimed 2017 album ‘Poetry in Motion’‘Poetry In Motion’ was praised by USA Today, Billboard, Paste and debuted at #1 on the Billboard reggae charts week of release (their fourth #1 debut to date!). Recorded at Dave Matthews Band’s studio in Charlottesville, VA, near where the band first got their start two decades ago, the new music digs deeper than ever into their message of finding peace – tackling everything from government corruption, immigrants, marriage, veteran’s rights and beyond.


Mar 29 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Mar 30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

Mar 31 – Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse

Apr 02 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Apr 03 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom

Apr 05 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Apr 06 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

Apr 07 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Apr 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

Apr 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater

Apr 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

Apr 16 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate

Apr 17 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Apr 18 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

Apr 19 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Apr 20 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

May 10 – Florianopolis, Brazil @ Stage Music Park

May 11 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Encontro das Tribos

May 12 – Vitoria, Brazil @ Álvares Cabral

May 26 – Monterey, CA @ California Roots Festival

Jun 02 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre

Jun 05 – Bloomington, IL @ Grossinger Motors Arena

Jun 06 – Papillion, NE @ SumTur Amphitheater

Jun 07 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Amphitheater

Jun 08 – Wichita, KS @ Wichita River Festival

Jun 10 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Jun 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair

Jun 13 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort

Jun 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay

Jun 15 – Tuscon, AZ @ AVA Amphitheater

Jun 16 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Pepsi Amphitheater

Jun 18 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheater

Jun 19 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery

Jun 21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

Jun 23 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park Concerts

Jun 26 – Billings, MT @ Zoo Montana

Jun 28 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

Jun 29 – Helena, MT @ Last Chance Music Fest

Jul 05 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Jul 06 – Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill

Jul 11 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino

Jul 12 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point

Jul 13 – Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Music and Arts Festival

Jul 19 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival

Jul 20 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap

Jul 21 – Cary, NC @ @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre

22.03.2019 news

Altin Gün Announces New Album, Gece, out April 26


On April 26, Altin Gün will release their sophomore album Gece, which follows their 2018 debut record On. The Amsterdam-based six-member band are inspired by Turkish folk and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s, re-interpreting Anatolian rock and folk music and opening the doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych.


The band is sharing a new track from the album, called “Süpürgesi Yoncadan” alongside an animated lyric video today. Sung entirely in Turkish, the song is about falling for someone unexpectedly, as the narrator cries and suffers over unrequited love.


Gece is available for pre-order alongside a limited edition 7″ of “Süpürgesi Yoncadan”; both are available HERE. Altin Gün will tour the US for the first time this summer including appearing at Pickathon, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Brooklyn NY’s Rough Trade, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, DC’s Rock & Roll Hotel, and LA’s Teragram Ballroom. The band was discovered and signed to ATO Records after an explosive performance at King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Gizzfest 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.


Altin Gün was inspired by founder and bass player Jasper Verhulst’s deep passion for Turkish folk and psychedelia. “The songs come out of a long tradition. This is music that tries to be a voice for a lot of other people,” he explains. Following their 2018 debut album On, Altin Gün returns with their sophomore album Gece on April 26 via ATO. The new record firmly establishes the band as masterful interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy, and as a leading voice in the emergent global psych scene.


While most of the material they present has been a familiar part of Turkish life for many years – some of it associated with the late national icon Neşet Ertaş – it’s never been interpreted like this before. This music is electric Turkish history, shot through with a heady buzz of 21st century intensity, filled with funk-like grooves and explosive psychedelic textures.


“We do have a weak spot for the music of the late ‘60s and ‘70s,” Verhulst admits. “With all the instruments and effects that arrived then, it was an exciting time. Everything was new, and it still feels fresh. We’re not trying to copy it, but these are the sounds we like and we’re trying to make them our own.”


And what they create really is their own. Altin Gün radically reimagine an entire tradition. The electric saz (a three-string Turkish lute) and voice of Erdinç Ecevit is urgent and immediately distinctive, while keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion power the surging rhythms and Merve Daşdemir sings with the mesmerizing power of a young Grace Slick. 


Altın Gün (the name translates as “golden day”) formed in the Netherlands and grew from Verhulst’s obsession with Turkish music. He had been aware of it for some time but a trip to Istanbul while playing in another band gave him the chance to discover so much more. But Verhulst wasn’t content to just listen, he had a vision for what the music could be – and Altın Gün was born.


He explains, “None of this music is widely available in the Netherlands. Of course, since our singers are Turkish, they know many of these pieces. All this is part of the country’s musical past, their heritage, like ‘House of The Rising Sun’ is in America.” As Verhulst has delved into Turkish music, he’s continued to seek new songs that grab his ear. “Most of these songs have had hundreds of different interpretations over the years. I’m listening for something we can change and make into our own.  We need something that will make people stop and listen, as if it’s the first time they’ve heard it.”


On Gece, Altin Gün bring together music from many different Anatolian sources (the only original is the improvised piece “Şoför Bey”); echoing new textures and radiating a spectrum of vibrant color (ironic, as gece means “night” in Turkish). It’s the sound of a band both committed to its sources and excitedly transforming them. It’s the sound of Altın Gün. Incandescent and sweltering. 
Altin Gün Tour Dates
7/12 & 7/13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/14 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
7/16 – Montreal, QC @Fairmount Theatre
7/18 – Sudbury, ON @ River & Sky
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Beaches Jazz
7/22 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
7/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/27 – Washington, DC @ Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel
7/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
7/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ TURF Club
8/03 & 8/04 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon
8/05 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
8/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
22.03.2019 news

Nilüfer Yanya Releases Debut Album, Miss Universe

The rapturous debut from the British singer-songwriter takes adventurous pop-rock crucibles to new heights with her illusory songwriting and stunning voice.” –Pitchfork (8.3, Best New Music)


“Her voice is the center of the galaxy” Wall Street Journal


“A true original” -The Guardian


On her debut album, Miss Universe, Yanya has pulled one more trick from her sleeve: crafting an entire world unto herself.” –NPR (First Listen)



Yanya oozes starpower” -MTV


“Innovative and striking pop euphoria … every track sends shivers down the spine” –CLASH (9/10)


Listen to Miss Universe HERE


The ambitious and compelling debut album from Nilüfer Yanya, Miss Universe, arrives today on ATO Records. Already the album has seen early acclaim from a vast number of publications including an NPR First ListenBest New Musicfrom Pitchfork (8.3), rave reviews from Wall Street JournalMTV NewsThe Guardian (Album of the Week), The Independent, MOJO, Stereogum (Album of the Week), Line of Best Fit (Album of the Week), Uncut, Q, Vinyl Me Please, Loud & Quiet, DIY, The Skinny, Dork, Exclaim!, CLASH, All Music and more.


Upon release in January, the album’s first single “In Your Head” was proclaimed one of NPR’s “20 Best Songs We Heard for January”, a Sunday Times Culture ‘Hottest Track’, one of The Guardian’s ‘50 Great Tracks For February’ and landed in The FADER’s ‘20 best rock songs right now’ playlist – setting the tone for what’s still to come with the release of Miss Universe. Second single “Tears” was featured on Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe as a World First, flaunting the album’s poppier side and launching the song into regular radio rotation in the UK. Largely recorded in the same remote Penzance studio she used to jam in with her uncle Joe – a former musician himself – Miss Universe features co-productions with both her former school guitar teacher The Invisible’s Dave Okumu and her live bandmates Jazzi Bobbiand Luke Bower, as well as producers John Congleton, Oli Barton-Wood, Will Archer and M.T. Hadley.


2019 started in whirlwind fashion with Nilufer touring across North America in January and February with Sharon Van Etten. At the end of March, Nilüfer will embark on her biggest U.K., Europe and Turkey headlining tour to date. Following that, she will head back to the US for her first US headlining tour including a stop at NYC’s Rough Trade on July 23. Tickets for that show are currently on-sale HEREall other shows will be on-sale on March 29th.


 See Nilüfer Yanya on tour in 2019: 

March 28 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Babylon

April 3 – Glasgow, Scotland @ CCA

April 4 – Manchester, UK @ YES

April 5 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

April 6 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny

April 8 – Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy Leicester University

April 9 – London, UK @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney

April 11 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

April 12 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

April 13 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford

April 14 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

April 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

April 17 – Hamburg, GER @ Nochtwache

April 18 – Berlin, GER @ Kantine am Berghain

April 19 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique

April 21 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Club

April 22 – Munich, GER @ Ampere

April 24 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil

April 25 – Koln, GER @ Blue Shell

April 26 – Paris, FRA @ Le Point Ephemere

April 29 – Brussels, BEL @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival

April 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn

May 1 – Utrecht, Holland @ ACU

June 1 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

July 19-21 – Melt! Festival, Germany

July 23 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade

July 24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

July 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

August 1 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

August 2 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx

August 3 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

August 8-12 – Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender

August 15-18 – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales

19.03.2019 news

Chicano Batman Releases New 2-Song EP with Caloncho to Benefit KIND Organization + Adds US Tour Dates

Chicano Batman Recorded A 2 Song EP With Mexican Alternative Star Caloncho; A Portion Of The Proceeds Will Be Donated To The KIND Organization Which Provides Legal Counsel To Children Who Cross The US/Mexico Border Alone Seeking Asylum
The EP’s Second Track, “Corazon De Roca,” Is A Cover Of The Classic Bolero By Los Fresno
Chicano Batman has released a collaborative EP with Mexican alternative star Caloncho now available at DSPs. The first track is a brand-new song “Hablame” and the second track is a cover of the classic bolero “Corazón de Roca” by Los Fresno. The songs were recorded at the Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles. A portion of the EP’s proceeds are being donated to the KIND Organization – they provide legal counsel to children who migrate across the US/Mexico border alone.
The “Hablame” music video was inspired by the stories of unaccompanied minors who have made the journey from Central America to seek asylum in the US. The video was directed by Edgar Fernandez and animated by him and members of his animation department at East Los Angeles College. The band felt animation was the medium that would give them the most freedom to incorporate surrealist elements into their narrative, which is a story about survival, familial bond, and due process in the face of injustice. 
The conversation about a collaboration between Caloncho and Chicano Batman started years ago sometime around 2013-2014,” Bardo Martinez explains. “He sent me an email about wanting to do something, we were stoked! The first idea that came to mind was to do a cover of a Mexican ballad from the 70’s. There’s this track by Los Fresno entitled “Corazon de Roca”. It’s kind of a song that you grow up listening to, especially in Mexico. What’s cool about it is that it’s a super typical Latin Bolero, but it has such a funky bass driven back beat.
Fast forward to 2017, Red Bull Mexico steps into the picture and provides the platform. In early 2018, we all meet. This time with the objective of writing an original song. We had a blast jamming as a unit! Caloncho became a fifth band member for a while. It was a lot of fun brainstorming lyrical ideas together and creating a song for his new born daughter. He was full of excitement and joy, and this feeling became the focal of the lyrical themes we put together. It’s a song about love and hope.”
Chicano Batman 2019 Tour Dates
Tickets Available at chicanobatman.com
Apr 25 – Arcata Community Center – Arcata, CA
Apr 26 – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
Apr 27 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 28 – Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
May 3 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
May 4 – Soundbar – Orlando, FL
May 5 – ArtsPark Amphitheater – Hollywood, FL
May 7 – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
May 9 – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC
May 10 – Friday Cheers – Richmond, VA
Jun 5 – The Molson Amphitheater – Toronto, Canada *
Jun 7 – White River State Park – Indianapolis, IN *
Jun 8 – BMO Harris Pavilion – Milwaukee, WI *
Jun 9 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN *
Jun 11 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI *
Jun 12 – Fox Theatre – St. Louis, MO *
Jun 14 – Jacobs Pavilion @ Nautica – Cleveland, OH *
Jun 15 – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend – Cincinnati, OH *
Jun 16 – Northerly Island – Chicago, IL *
Jun 18 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN *
Jun 21 – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC * 
Jun 22 – Metro Card Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC *
*opening for Vampire Weekend
19.03.2019 news

Emily King Performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers + Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates




Upcoming Tour Dates From The Shed In NYC To Coachella


GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Emily King mader her debut appearance on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers last night. Taken from her acclaimed new album, Scenery (ATO), Emily and her band performed “Teach Me” for the Late Night audience. WATCH the performance HERE.


The performance followed a stunning performance in Minneapolis on Saturday as Emily joined guest host Jon Batiste for a special taping of NPR’s Live From Here. Listen to the show HERE.


Today, Emily will perform at a special event in NYC for Rolling Stone’s “Women Shaping The Future” issue before heading out on the road again next month for a coast-to-coast tour. These spring dates include a hometown show at The Shed in Manhattan as part of Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen’s Soundtrack of America – a five-night concert series celebrating the unrivaled impact of African American music on contemporary culture. Soundtrack traces a musical “family tree” of spirituals and blues, jazz and gospel, R&B, rock and roll, house, hip hop, and trap that has inspired a new generation of artists who continue to develop that legacy – as well as a stop in Indio, CA for Emily’s Coachella debut. (All tour dates below.)


Scenery, which landed at #3 on the Billboard R&B Album Chart and #6 on the Heatseekers’ Chart upon release in February, was produced by long time musical cohort Jeremy Most and mixed Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie) was recorded in upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains, where Emily now makes her home after a lifetime of Lower East Side living. Scenery follows the critically acclaimed album The Switch (2015) which included the hit “Distance”.


Scenery has received an avalanche of critical acclaim and Emily and recently visited Jimmy Kimmel Live (WATCH “Can’t Hold MeHERE) and CBS This Morning (WATCH “Look At Me NowHERE).



4/4/19 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club  

4/5/19 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live  

4/7/19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair  

4/9/19 – New York, NY – The Shed

4/14/19 – Indio, CA – Coachella

4/21/19 – Indio, CA – Coachella

4/23/19 – Austin, TX – Antone’s

4/24/19 – Houston, TX – Heights Theater

4/25/19 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater

4/28/19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley

4/30/19 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

5/1/19 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

5/3/19 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar

5/4/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Lecture Hall

5/5/19 – Woodstock, NY – The Colony


Praise for Emily King:


“..an irresistible piece of anthemic R&B that captures the retro-cinematic quality of that first drive and the breathless feeling of greeting something new…flawless in its execution, every element a reminder of the joy through mastery and care that is King’s own.” – NPR Music

“Next level sass” Pitchfork

“One of the best songwriters around at the moment.” – BBC’s Radio 1

“Unreal talent. In complete awe of this girl. Thank you for the music.” – Sam Smith

“I. Love. Her. Voice” – Justin Timberlake

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