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In Isolation / Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport

    Blossoms have today confirmed the physical release date for their upcoming 'In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre', Stockport double album as being Friday 23rd October 2020.

    The 'In Isolation' side of the double album features a collection of tracks recorded by the band over the last few months in isolation, including re-worked takes on their own songs and a number of cover versions. The album also features some very special guests including Courteeners’ Liam Fray on a version of Please Don’t, The Coral’s James Skelly on a version of Dreaming Of You and Miles Kane on their Tame Impala cover The Less I Know The Better. Live At The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, features a full live set from the band’s ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ album launch show on 11th February at Stockport Plaza.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xColoured LP Info: 1 x heavyweight blue vinyl and 1 x heavyweight pink vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and a download card.

    2xCD Info: 2 x discs in a Mintpack with 16pg booklet.

    Doves

    The Universal Want

      Just two weeks after revealing their first new music in eleven years, Doves break their silence on new album rumours by announcing that their fifth long player 'The Universal Want', will be released on Fri 11 September 2020 on Virgin EMI. Buoyed by refreshed chemistry, restless studio creativity and public reaction to their return, Doves set free the album’s first single, Prisoners, on Thu 09th / July /2020.

      Only the second track and first single proper to be revealed, Prisoners forces attention upon itself, not least with the poignancy of Goodwin’s repeated greeting to ‘old friends’, but as an unstoppable, driving tale of caution in a world of unending desire. Produced by Doves with Dan Austin and recorded at the band’s own Frank Bough Sound III studios in North West England, the high heat of its Northern Soul beat is fanned by wiry guitar breaks and cuts of ethereal noise contorting beneath layers of stacked vocals. A statuesque musical statement, Prisoners guides Doves’ second chapter to a peak now within touching distance, the lyrics contrasting to express unease with modern ills.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Heavyweight white coloured vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inners and download card.

      LP Info: Heavyweight black vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inners, download card.

      CD Info: Minpack, 16 page booklet.

      Ltd Box Set Info: Lenticular Cover of album artwork on box.
      Ex Picture Disc LP
      Cassette (limited to box set only)
      High quality 12 x 12 prints (art)
      Digital Download Code
      Numbered Limited Edition
      Set of 5 postcard prints using album/single artwork
      Remix LP - 12” LP featuring two Doves Remixes (A/B)

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      Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

      Manchester Calling

        ‘Manchester Calling’ boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton’s beautifully bittersweet songwriting – effortlessly catchy melodies allied with an everyman’s biting exasperation at the modern world alongside some truly heartfelt love songs. Produced by long time collaborator John Williams who produced both Housemartins albums and the previous three Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott albums - ‘What Have We Become’ (’14), ‘Wisdom, Laughter & Lines’ (’15), and ‘Crooked Calypso’ (’17) - the record was recorded at Blueprint Studios in Salford, Manchester. As is Paul Heaton’s habit the lyrics were written in various locations in North Holland and Belgium while the music was composed in a hotel in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria and in Limburg An Der Lahn in Germany.

        Says Paul: “I've lived in Manchester for 17 years now and recording an album here for the first time, was looking forward to cycling to work. That was never possible as Manchester is now being turned into a business centre for the rich, which I can't stand. If there's a theme to the record, it's anti growth, anti greed, against the continuous tearing down of old buildings and sticking up soulless offices, and the disappearance of local accents on TV, along with the creeping spread of Americanese. So, some curmudgeonly moans, plus some hopefully uplifting love songs. Originally it was set up to be a double LP like 'London Calling' but alas the double album has also become a victim of time."

        Says Jacqui: “I’m so pleased and excited about the new album, it was wonderful to work on new songs and even more so that we did double what we have done for the last few records. It’ll be a joy to see others react to something we took such pleasure out of making.”

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xLP Info: Black vinyl, gatefold sleeve.

        GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum artist, fashion disruptor, “King of Teens” Teenage Emotions merges Lil Yachty’s signature gleeful sing-rap and auto-tuned transmissions with hip hop bombast, pop and eighties cultural touchstones. The 19-year-old Atlanta native is proudly genre-defying, mining hip-hop, alternative, indie sounds as well as his hometown Atlanta trap DNA to solidify his mosaic approach. The 21-track album includes features from Migos, Diplo, YG and UK rapper Stefflon Don. As the title indicates, the set is a reflection of young lives right now, from happiness to social media-saturated heartbreak to the dancefloor, caught in a sound that effortlessly, constantly bounces from rap to pop to something entirely its own. Personally the nineteen-year-old strives to promote positivity and good vibes. “It caters to a teenager’s everyday lifestyle-heartbreak, happiness, that vibe when you waking up in the morning getting dressed and you just wanna dance,” says Lil Yachty.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: It makes me feel like i'm 19 man, you know, like Instagram and Snapchat and all that, when I was a lad you used payphones [cue talk about using payphones between staff].

        Trick arrives after a gap of less than two years shot through with the kind of vigour and vibrancy that can only come from a man who’s rediscovered his love of writing, recording and performing. Spearheaded by lead single ‘Tinfoil Boy’, the track was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and has since been added to Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio X. Recorded in London and Detroit, Michigan, Trick features co-production and all instruments played by Jamie and long-time creative partner James Dring and is the kind of brave and eclectic rock/punk/reggae/rap/pop celebration that only Jamie T could make.

        Inspired by claustrophobic London Summers, the album is a proud, punchy summing-up of all Jamie’s unique signatures – Clash-like anthems, youthful reminiscence, high-speed raps, earworm choruses and snarky humour. It follows the triumphant success of 2014’s comeback album Carry On The Grudge.


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