Newton Faulkner needs something on 31st March

The UK’s most successful new singer-songwriter, Newton Faulkner, releases his brand new single ‘I Need Something’ on March 31st through Ugly Truth Records. ‘I Need Something’ is a wistful, passionate and throaty vocal twisted around a beautifully soulful melody captivatingly teased out of his acoustic guitar.

The release of ‘I Need Something’ follows the spectacular success of Newton’s Number One & Double Platinum debut album, ‘Hand Built By Robots’, which has so far spent two weeks at Number One on the UK album chart, as well as being a permanent fixture in the iTunes Top Ten since release (including six weeks at No1). Newton has just been nominated in the Best Male category of the 2008 Brit Awards.

Newton has also started spreading the word globally with his first North American and European live dates – a highlight being an especially exciting performance that took place in a hot air balloon high over the Swiss Alps for a radio broadcast.

A true DIY phenomenon (Myspace plays now well over 1.5 million) Newton has become a genuine grass roots success story as his sell-out EP’s, headline dates and support slots have gathered new fans and rave reviews alike. Newton is playing his biggest UK Tour to date through February and March 2008.

21st Feb Exeter University     01392 263 518
22nd Feb Portsmouth Guildhall     02392 824 355
23rd Feb Cambridge Corn Exchange     01223 357 851
24th Feb Birmingham Academy     0844 477 2000
26th Feb Newcastle Academy     0844 477 2000
27th Feb Aberdeen Music Hall     0870 169 0100
28th Feb Glasgow Barrowlands     0870 169 0100
29th Feb Leeds University     0113 244 5600
2nd March Manchester Apollo     0844 477 7677
3rd March Liverpool University     0870 320 7000
5th March London Roundhouse     0870 389 1846
6th March London Roundhouse     0870 389 1846
7th March Bristol Colston Hall     0117 922 3686


The Courteeners vid for “Not Nineteen Forever”

The Courteeners video for Not Nineteen Forever is out.  You can watch it on YouTube.

The Courteeners live dates:

9 Apr Nottingham Trent University
10 Apr Liverpool Carling Academy
11 Apr Sheffield Leadmill
14 Apr Leeds Metropolitan University
15 Apr Newcastle University
16 Apr Glasgow QMU
17 Apr Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
19 Apr Manchester Academy 1
20 Apr Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
21 Apr Norwich Waterfront
22 Apr Cambridge Junction
24 Apr Bristol Bierkeller
25 Apr Southampton University
26 Apr London Astoria

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan return with ‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’

May 5th 2008 sees the return of Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan with their sublime second album, ‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’ on V2 / Cooperative Music.

‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’ is the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed ‘Ballad of the Broken Seas’ which received a Mercury nomination in 2006.

Recorded between studios in the Catskills and Isobel’s native Glasgow, ‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’ is an album of dust bitten ballads and troubled wanderings, easily the equal of its predecessor. Again, Campbell and Lanegan complement each other beautifully, like silk on cracked leather.

While continuing to mine the same rich seam of alt-country, folk and blues of their debut, the new record also embraces a dusty southern gothic, while a sultry, jazzy feel is evident on a number of tracks. As with their debut, the album has been written, produced and arranged by Isobel Campbell, with Lanegan providing lead vocal duties.

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