Turin Brakes to release new album in September

IMG_8704b Roger SargentTurin Brakes release a new album, We Were Here, through Cooking Vinyl on Monday 30th released one week earlier on September 23rd.

Having recently toured Australia, the band announce twenty two shows in October and November, including a performance at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on the 20th of November

We Were Here, the bands sixth album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios and engineered and mixed by Ali Staton (Rufus Wainwright / Madonna / Tricky) and produced by Turin Brakes and Ali Staton.

September. The album is preceded by a single, Time and Money, November. Formed in Balham, South West London, in 1999 by childhood friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, Turin Brakes signed to French label Source in 2000 and released their Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album The Optimist (2001). Their second album Ether Song (2003) entered the UK album charts at number 4 and spawned the Top 5 single Pain Killer (Summer Rain). The Top 10 album JackinABox was released in 2005 and followed by Dark On Fire (2007). The band signed to Cooking Vinyl in 2009 and released Outbursts (2010).

Turin Brakes are: Olly Knights (vocals & guitar) & Gale Paridjanian (vocals & guitar) . With Rob Allum (vocals & percussion) & Eddie Myer (vocals & bass)

Alison Moyet announces Irish Tour dates and new album release date!

Alison Moyet

•   Album: ‘the minutes’ (COOKCD585) out 3rd May on Cooking Vinyl         

•   Full UK headline tour including Irish Tour dates!

 “A musical resurrection in the making” The Huffington Post

“An extraordinary, modern-sounding and effortlessly stylish comeback” Pop Justice

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On May 3rd Cooking Vinyl are proud to present ‘the minutes’, a new album by world-renowned musical icon Alison Moyet, who has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of influential duo Yazoo. ‘the minutes’ is to be preceded by the single ‘When I Was Your Girl’ on 1st April.

Her first album since 2007, ‘the minutes’ was written with and produced by Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with Frou Frou, Robyn, Björk, Goldie and Madonna. It finds Alison’s voice strong and seductive on a collection of exceptional songs. Experimental, captivating and entirely cohesive, this is beauty with an edge.

Clearly indicating a new artistic lease of life, ‘the minutes’ is arguably Alison’s most creatively-brimming album ever. It has subtle parallels to her synth-pop past, but is also bang up-to-date, taking in elements of high-end pop smashes, R&B, modern club sounds and electronic experimentation.

“I avoided listening to anything during the process of writing and recording this album, choosing instead to be lead by my own melodic voice, the one I now find myself with 30-years-in”, says Alison. “Guy Sigsworth returns me to a programmer’s world and marries it with perfect musicality. I have been waiting for him. We have made an album mindless of industry mores that apply to middle-aged women and have shunned all talk ofaudiences, demographics and advert jazz covers. This has easily been my happiest studio experience.”

Panoramic strings and icy electronics start proceedings on album-opener ‘Horizon Flame’, before the massive-chorus-meets-jerky-robotic-R&B of ‘Changeling’ kicks in.

‘Apple Kisses’ highlights the versatility of Alison’s singing; having defined dancefloor synth-pop in Yazoo, this track sees her voice equally at home soaring over a snarling bassline that wouldn’t sound out of place tearing from the Fabric sound system.

Equally schooled in club culture is the punchy house/bass squelch of ‘Right As Rain’, whilst the brighter in mood ‘Love Reign Supreme’ recalls Chris & Cosey’s ‘October Love Song’.

The darkly-beautiful, emotionally-fraught torch song ‘A Place To Stay’ precedes the positive and uplifting ‘Filligree’, which is indicative of the whole album’s cohesive pendulum swing from darkness to light and back again.

Alison Moyet is a Basildon girl born to a French father and English mother. Having left school at 16, she began her musical journey in punk bands and on the Canvey Island pub rock scene. Her studying piano tuning came to an abrupt halt when ‘Only You’ became a worldwide hit for her and Vince Clarke, the duo otherwise known as Yazoo. Completely by accident, she found herself thrust into the spotlight of the mainstream popworld.

Yazoo went on to reinvent British dance music, merging cool synthesised soundscapes with soul.  Two albums and a Brit Award for Best New Band later, aged just 23 she signs a solo deal with Columbia and records the multi-million selling debut ‘Alf’. Released in 1984 the album spawned three UK Top 10 hits and wins her a Brit for BestFemale Artist.

In 1985 Moyet performed at the legendary first Live Aid concert and her next album, 1987’s ‘Raindancing’ gaining her a third Brit. From Wembley Arena a world tour follows.

In 1991 Alison released the highly- acclaimed ‘Hoodoo’, a complex collection of raw rock roots and deep soul music that garnered her a Grammy nomination.

1994 saw the release of‘Essex’ which contained the gorgeous acoustic version of Moyet’s cover of Jules Shears’ ‘Whispering Your Name.’

In 1995 ‘Singles’ entered the UK album chart at No.1, and clearly demonstrated just why Alison Moyet is one of Britain’s finest recording artists.  Following another sold out tour of the UK (including three nights at the Royal Albert Hall), the Singles’ album was repackaged with a bonus live CD (‘No Overdubs’) and re-entered the Top 20.

Towards the end of 2001Alison made her stage debut in the West End hit musical ‘Chicago’ playing the role of Matron ‘Mama’ Morton to critical acclaim. Signing to Sanctuary in 2002 ‘Hometime’, her first studio album in eight years was released to loud critical acclaim and quickly topped 100,000 sales, catapulting Alison into the Top 5 Best Selling Female UK Artists and gaining her a nomination for Best Female Vocal at the 2003 BRIT Awards.

Her Top 10 album ‘Voice’ was released to great acclaim in September 2004 and quickly earned gold status in the UK selling over a quarter of a million copies.

In 2005 Alison embarked on a sold out UK tour entitled One Blue Voice’, performing with an eight-piece band including a string quartet.  That year she also narrated filmed a special version of the ‘One Blue Voice’ concert at The Hospital in Covent Garden which was released on DVD.

The following year, Alison returned to London’s West End in Smaller’ in which she co-starred with long time friend Dawn French.  The play was directed by Kathy Burke and opened in London that April after a national tour.

2007 saw the release of her seventh studio album ‘The Turn’, her first record for John Williams’ W14 label. Written with long term collaborator and producer, Pete Glenister, it included three of the songs they wrote for the play ‘Smaller.’

Alison reformed Yazoo briefly with Vince Clarke in 2008 in order to play live the material they had never previously performed. They toured ‘Reconnected’ for 13 weeks throughout Europe and America the following summer – their first shows together in 25 years. Mute went on to release a live album from the tour in 2010 entitled Reconnected Live.

Alison completed a tour of the UK and Europe as the special guest of Michel Legrand at the beginning of 2009, when Sony also released a career spanning Best Of album to celebrate Alison’s 25 years as a solo artist. In Feb 2010 Alison performed with Wilko Johnson at Koko in Camden for the launch of Julian Temple’s documentary about Dr Feelgood and Canvey Island. Later that year she completed a series of tour dates as the special guest of Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Alison is a Prince’s Trust Ambassador and has performed twice at their Rock Gala concerts at the RoyalAlbert Hall in 2010 and 2011. She also wants us to tell you that she is a doctor. *nods*

In 2012 Alison was invited by Nile Rodgers to perform ‘Stop Me’ alongside himself, Johnny Marr and Mark Ronson at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Later in the same year she completed a trio of sold out dates at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s entitled ‘Rare & Obscured’ where she performed a set of songs less visited, focusing on her catalogue from the last decade.

Alison will be touring from September 30th and throughout October. This tour places ‘the minutes’ centre stage and will focus on the significant electronic material in her back catalogue. Tickets will go onsale at 10am on March 8th:

30 Sep Ireland Cork Opera House

01 Oct Northern Ireland Belfast Waterfront Hall

02 Oct Ireland Dublin Olympia Theatre

04 Oct Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

05 Oct Edinburgh Usher Hall

06 Oct Gateshead The Sage

08 Oct Sheffield City Hall

09 Oct Rhyl Pavilion Theatre

10 Oct Coventry Warwick Arts Centre

12 Oct Northampton Derngate Theatre

13 Oct Ipswich Regents Theatre

15 Oct London Royal Festival Hall

16 Oct Cambridge Corn Exchange

17 Oct Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

19 Oct Bristol Colston Hall

20 Oct Cardiff St. David’s Hall

21 Oct Brighton The Dome

23 Oct York Barbican Theatre

24 Oct Salford The Lowry

25 Oct Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

27 Oct Nottingham Royal Centre

28 Oct Birmingham Symphony Hall

29 Oct Southend Cliffs Pavilion

31 Oct Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Tickets available from: www.ticketmaster.iewww.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.gigsandtours.com and local venue box offices

The album is available to pre-order from AmazoniTunes and Alison’s website.

www.alisonmoyet.com // www.facebook.com/AlisonMoyet // www.cookingvinyl.com

Finnish rock giants HIM agree record deal for the UK and Ireland!

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–       Finnish rock giants agree record deal for the UK and Ireland

–       New album, Tears On Tape, due for April 29th (26th in Ireland) 

DoubleCross, Cooking Vinyl’s specialist rock imprint, have announced their latest big league signing, with Finnish rock giants HIM agreeing a UK and Ireland deal – with options – for their forthcoming album.

Recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, the new album – titled Tears On Tape – is scheduled for release on April 29th.(26th in Ireland)

Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström, and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM’s previous seven albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the first Finnish act to achieve gold sales status in the US.

 A formidable live act, the band is currently limbering up for dates in 2013, including a highly anticipated appearance at Download.

Speaking about the signing, DoubleCross general manager, Phil Hopwood, said: “It’s so exciting to be working with such a great band. HIM are a well respected cornerstone of the genre and the new album delivers on every level. We will make a lot of new fans with this record.”

Fresh from mastering the album in New York, Ville Valo  added :- ‘Cooking Vinyl’s history speaks for itself and for some unfathomable reason they have clearly understood HIM’s rather perverse musical fetishes (which is as rare as hen’s teeth !). DoubleCross (of the inverted kind) here we come !”

DoubleCross was launched in August 2012 with a mission to sign the world’s hottest rock and metal acts.

Adding Skindred to its roster last month, the label recently celebrated the release of King Of Conflict, the debut album from The Virginmarys.

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DoubleCross

DoubleCross was launched in 2012. A Cooking Vinyl label, the mission is to sign the world’s hottest rock and metal acts, both new talent, and established artists / bands looking for a new home.

Cooking Vinyl Records

Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

Artists signed to Cooking Vinyl include Madness, Amanda Palmer, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, Ron Sexsmith and Roll Deep. Such is the loyalty and affection among artists for the label that the likes of Frank Black have returned close to 20 times to record fresh collections with them. The Prodigy’s Invaders Music Die was Europe’s biggest selling independent album in 2009.

Cooking Vinyl Records is a division of the CV Group

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CV Group

CV Group comprises several companies including Cooking Vinyl Records, Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.

 

Cooking Vinyl announce worldwide services deal for Alison Moyet

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·       New Guy Sigsworth-produced album due in May 2013


January 31st 2013: Cooking Vinyl is delighted to announce the signing of Alison Moyet to a worldwide services deal.


The deal will cover Moyet’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album. Produced by Guy Sigsworth (Madonna, Bjork, Seal, Frou Frou) and scheduled for release in May 2013, the singer describes her new electronic-based material as “Prog-Pop” and “born of reconstructed improvisation”.

A three-times BRIT winner and Grammy nominee, Moyet is managed by Modest! Management. In her career to date she has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of acclaimed 80s duo Yazoo. All of her seven previous studio albums charted in the UK Top 30.

Speaking about the deal, Moyet commented: “It is a very happy place I find myself in. I am more than delighted to be joining Cooking Vinyl and working with a company of people that support the direction I have taken for my eighth solo studio album.

“With the exceptional talent that is Guy Sigsworth as producer and collaborator, we have recorded a collection of original songs that sees me moving away from a generic line up and back into the world of a programmer. Born of reconstructed improvisation I like to think of it as Prog-Pop, but I also like to think of big dogs as small horses. So don’t hang on to that thought long. Unless, of course, you think it astute of me in which case I am right”

Richard Griffiths, director of Modest! Management said: “We are thrilled to be working alongside Cooking Vinyl for Alison’s next release. They were they obvious home for this record, which we are all incredibly proud of.”

Rob Collins, Director, Cooking Vinyl added: “Alison is a legend and has made an outstanding record on her own terms. I think a lot of people will be surprised, in a good way, about how amazing the record is.”

Cooking Vinyl Records
Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

Artists signed to Cooking Vinyl include Madness, Amanda Palmer, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, Ron Sexsmith and Roll Deep. Such is the loyalty and affection among artists for the label that the likes of Frank Black have returned close to 20 times to record fresh collections with them. The Prodigy’s Invaders Music Die was Europe’s biggest selling independent album in 2009.
Cooking Vinyl Records is a division of the CV Group
http://cookingvinyl.com/

CV Group
CV Group comprises several companies including Cooking Vinyl Records, Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.

Billy Bragg releases his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail on Cooking Vinyl records on March 15 2013.

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New album Tooth & Nail released March 15 2013

(Cooking Vinyl COOKCD580)

COOKCD580 Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail Physical OnlyFree Download of album track Handyman Blues from www.billybragg.co.uk from 2:00 pm GMT on Wednesday January 16th 

Billy Bragg releases his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail on Cooking Vinyl records on March 15 2013. Available formats are CD, LP and a limited special edition CD+DVD Bookpack.

The limited special edition Bookpack includes the CD, a 36 page booklet containing exclusive photos and a collection of columns written by Billy originally published in Q magazine between 2008 and

2011, plus a DVD of 10 promotional videos that Billy made for his singles between 1986 – 2002.

Drawing on personal rather than political themes, Tooth & Nail  was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (whose impeccable production credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Hugh Laurie) in his South Pasadena basement studio.  With Joe taking Billy out of his comfort zone (all vocals were recorded live without retakes or overdubs) the album features an accomplished crew of musicians, including Greg Leisz (Bon Iver), Patrick Warren (Lana Del Rey), Jay Bellerose (Regina Spektor) and David Piltch (Ramblin’ Jack Eliot). The spontaneous results are, according to Billy, a return to the rootsy sound of 1998’s Mermaid Avenue sessions he recorded with Wilco – drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.

In his own words: “In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result.”

Permanently active beyond music and consistently playing to audiences around the world, this period also saw Billy establish the Jail Guitar Doors initiative and lend support to numerous causes including the anti-fascist campaign Hope Not Hate and the Occupy Movement. In 2010, he began to curate the Left Field at Glastonbury Festival, with the aim of highlighting new political artists. He recently delivered the 2012 John Peel Lecture.

‘The Sherpa of Heartbreak’: Billy Bragg on the making of Tooth & Nail

The songs on Tooth and Nail had their genesis in a comment that turned up in my twitter feed sometime in 2011. It said something like ‘Getting over break-up by listening to @billybragg, the Sherpa of Heartbreak’. It made me smile to think of my love songs doing some emotional heavy lifting for the heart-broken. Most people, when they hear my name, think of polemical anthems born in struggle. I often find myself having to remind people that I am also the Sherpa of Heartbreak, writing songs about the struggle to maintain our relationships with those we love the most.

Since the release of my last studio album, Mr Love & Justice in 2008, I’d become rather disillusioned with the record industry, wondering if there was any place for a middle-aged Billy Bragg in a market dominated by the X-Factor. Plenty of people wanted to see me in concert, but was there really any point in me going into the studio for six weeks to record another album? Did I still have the appetite for such a huge undertaking?

2011 had started badly. My mother fell ill in January and passed away six weeks later. Such things force you to take stock, of where you are, what you’ve been doing, but most of all, what you want to do with the time you have left. The ‘Sherpa of Heartbreak’ tweet was a nudge, reminding me that I also write love songs. Driven by this impulse, I put in a call to my old friend Joe Henry.

Joe and I go back a long way. I’ve admired his lyrical song writing since we first met in the Rockefeller Centre in New York sometime in the 80s. Over the years, I’ve watched admiringly as he extended his talents into the sphere of record production. We’d often talked about recording together, with Joe assuring me that making an album need not be a long drawn out process with an uncontrollable budget.

But did I have an album of songs? Not really. I needed something concrete to focus my attention. That focus came when I made a commitment to Joe to come to his studio in January 2012 and make an album. Any ambiguities I might have felt were banished by my decision to fund the sessions myself.

Joe assured me that we could make an album in his basement in five days. I wasn’t so sure. I hadn’t done anything like that since Life’s A Riot, my debut album 30 years ago. But the recording of Tooth & Nail proved to be very different from any album I had made.

Firstly, I would be playing with a bunch of musicians that I hadn’t recruited myself. Joe assembled  his regular crew in the basement of his house in South Pasendena, California, each one of them an amazing musician. Over in the corner was guitarist Greg Leisz, whose pedal steel I’d been enjoying on the Bon Iver album. Patrick Warren had just finished playing keyboards on Lana del Rey’s debut. In the drum booth was Jay Bellerose, fresh from recording with Regina Spektor and David Piltch had recently played his upright bass on the Grammy winning album that Joe produced for Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.

Secondly, I sang the vocals as we laid down the tracks. Usually when recording, I sing a scratch vocal for the band to follow, which is later replaced by a more polished vocal that can sometimes take hours to get right. Received wisdom says that Billy Bragg isn’t a natural singer. Joe didn’t buy this. Instead, in a huge boost to my confidence, he encouraged me to perform each song as if it were definitive. As a result, the album is ‘live’ – we didn’t do any vocal retakes or overdubs, which is a first for me.

Thirdly, we made the whole album in five days. It helped greatly that we were at Joe’s house. The atmosphere there was just so much more conducive to creativity than if we’d have been locked away in some sterile studio environment. Instead, things were very relaxed and, as a result, highly spontaneous. I’d teach the band a song, we’d run through it a few times, then go for a take. In the first two days, we recorded eight of the tracks on the album this way.

Billy Bragg_MG_8463A credit Andy WhaleAnd finally, I didn’t tell anyone that I was in the studio.

By the time Joe and I agreed to make the album, my 2012 was already full of commitments. The Mermaid Avenue Complete Sessions, the Grammy nominated album of Woody Guthrie songs that I recorded with Wilco in 1998, was due to be re-issued with 17 extra tracks in the spring. I had dates booked in Germany and the US and tours planned for Australia and New Zealand. Telling everyone I was in the studio would have set in train a series of events aimed at getting my new album out as soon as possible.

By going under the radar to make the record, I was able to spend 2012 celebrating the centenary of Woody Guthrie without having the added pressure of promoting a new album. It is fitting that Tooth & Nail should be my next release after the re-issue of the Billy Bragg & Wilco collaboration as, stylistically, it is the follow-up to Mermaid Avenue that I never made.

Back in 2000, responding to the troubling rise of the far right in Britain, my next album, England, Half English, addressed the politics of identity through a multicultural mix of musical styles. Tooth & Nail returns to the rootsy sound of the Mermaid Avenue Sessions, drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.

In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result.

Billy Bragg  January 2013

 

www.billybragg.co.uk  /  www.cookingvinyl.com

Marilyn Manson PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SLO-MO-TION” on vevo

Marilyn Manson premieres the video for new single “Slo-mo-tion”. The clip, which was directed by Manson himself, is the second to be released from his latest album Born Villain. VEVO exclusively premiered “Slo-mo-tion” worldwide here: http://bit.ly/slomotionmanson

Marilyn Manson has also released the “Slo-mo-tion”: Dirtyphonics remix. The remix is streaming exclusively on RCRDLBL (http://bit.ly/Q3dWAv). The track is available for purchase on Beatport here: http://s.beatport.com/Pzgnyt .

Manson will also hit the road with Rob Zombie this fall, co-headlining The “Twins of Evil” Tour. The tour kicks off September 28th in Phoenix and concludes state-side on Halloween in Dallas. See below for a full list of dates.

Marilyn Manson’s latest album Born Villain “features his most visceral, provocative tunes in years,” says Rolling Stone. His eight full-length and first in 3 years, the album debuted within the Top 10 this past May and topped the Heavy and Independent album charts. CNN has called the album a true return to form, calling Born Villain a “hard-rocking album, brimming with rich imagery, visceral blowback and the glamour-meets-gutter eroticism that his best work evokes.”

Twins of Evil” tour dates:

28.09     Phoenix, AZ                           Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion

29.09     Las Vegas, NV                       Luxor Lot or Red Rocks

1.10     Salt Lake City, UT                 USANA Amphitheatre

2.10     Denver, CO                            1st Bank Center

4.10     Topeka, KS                             Topeka Expo Center

8.10     Lincoln, NE                            Pershing Auditorium

9.10     Mankato, MN                         Verizon Wireless Center

11.10   Chicago, IL                           Allstate Arena

12.10   Detroit, MI                              DTE Energy Music Theatre

13.10   Bloomington, IL                     US Cellular Coliseum

15.10   Youngstown, OH                   Covelli Center

16.10   Rochester, NY                        Armory

17.10   New York, NY                       Hammerstein Ballroom

19.10  Camden, NJ                            Susquehanna Bank Center

20.10   Uncasville, CT                        Mohegan Sun Arena

21.10   Manchester, NH                      Verizon Wireless Arena

23.10   Boston, MA                            Agganis Arena

25.10   Atlanta, GA                            Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

30.10   Houston, TX                           Reliant Arena

31.10   Dallas, TX                               Verizon Wireless Theatre

26.11   London, UK, O2 Arena

27.11   Manchester, UK, MEN Arena

28.11   Glasgow, UK, SECC Hall 3

29.11   Birmingham, UK, NIA

1.12     Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Rockhal

2.12     Bochum, Germany, Ruhr Congress

3.12     Amsterdam, Holland, Heineken Music Hall

5.12     Stockholm, Sweden, Hovet

6.12     Copenhagen, Denmark, Valby Hallen

8.12     Vienna, Austria, Stadthalle

9.12     Munich, Germany, Zenith

11.12   Basel, Switzerland, St Jakobshalle

12.12   Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena

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2012 Brings Repeated Chart Success For Cooking Vinyl in Uk & Ireland

2012 Brings Repeated Chart Success For Cooking Vinyl in The Uk and Ireland

  • Two UK top-ten albums so far this year from The View and The Enemy
  • 8 charting albums in 2012 so far
  • Success cements reputation as powerhouse independent label

 Cooking Vinyl is having a great year in 2012, as albums by recent signings achieve chart success, including two UK top-ten releases. Scottish indie-rockers The View recently received excellent reviews and yesterday achieved a #9 in the OCC Album Chart with ‘Cheeky for a Reason’ (which also hit #1 in the Independent Album Charts), propelling them onto the Summer’s festival circuit, including dates at Reading and Leeds Festivals. One of several key releases in May, The Enemy’s ‘Streets in the Sky’ also charted at #9 in the OCC Album Charts.

Cooking Vinyl has also seen three albums in the official albums chart top 20 – (The Cult’s  ‘Choice of Weapon, Reverend & the Makers@reverend_makers’  and Marilyn Manson’s ‘Born Villain’). It also landed another three in the top 40 – (The Proclaimers‘Like Comedy’, Cranberries’ ‘Roses’ and Counting Crows’ ‘Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)’). This means that the label has had 8 charting album in 2012 so far, further cementing its reputation as a powerhouse independent.

May saw Marilyn Manson’s ‘Born Villain’ charting in the UK at #14, reaching number ten in the US albums chart and topping Billboard’s Hard Rock and Independent album charts. The first release on his own label, Hell etc., a joint venture with Cooking VInyl, its success is affirmation of the emerging bespoke label model for which Cooking Vinyl is steadily gaining its reputation. In addition, The Cult’s ‘Choice of Weapon’ reached #20 in the UK albums chart, outperforming the previous album by 52 chart places, as well as hitting the top spot on the UK Rock Chart.

In June, Sheffield band Reverend & The Makers’ ‘@reverend_makers’ reached #16 in the UK album chart, following a tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Said Rob Collins Director Cooking Vinyl Records “It’s great to see everyone’s hard work over the past year paying off and we’re proud to be able to provide our artists with results like these”

UK CHART POSITIONS 2012

The View – Cheeky For a Reason –  9th July – #9

Reverend & The Makers – @reverend_makers – 18th June –  #16

The Cult – Choice of Weapon – 22nd May – #20

The Enemy – Streets in the Sky – 21st May – #9

The Proclaimers – Like Comedy – 7th May – #31

Marilyn Manson – Born Villain – 1st May – #14

Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) – 10th April – #23

Cranberries –Roses – 27th February – #37

Irish Indie Chart Positions 2012:

The Cult – Choice of Weapon #15

Cranberries –Roses   #3

Marilyn Manson – Born Villain  #7

Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)   # 7

The View – Cheeky For a Reason #13

About Cooking  Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

 Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

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Marilyn Manson premieres new video for No Reflection on Vevo

With just weeks to go until latest opus Born Villain surfaces, Marilyn Manson has unleashed the promo for new single ‘No Reflection’.

“As you might expect, the accompanying video for the blistering track (we detect a bit of Bowie’s ‘Scary Monsters’ in amongst the industrial gristle) is a pretty creepy affair and a good indication that he’s back to his best”.- Hotpress

Check it out below

Exclusive Stream of Marilyn Manson new single ‘NO REFLECTION’

TO RELEASE ALBUM BORN VILLAIN

(COOKCD554) April 30th (27th in Ireland) 

Hear the lead single “No Reflection” (FRYDL509)

Los Angeles, CA…Marilyn Manson continues to upend the mainstream with each new release, and his upcoming album Born Villain is about to take that a bit further on April 30th, 2012. Evidence #1, the single, “No Reflection”: http://bit.ly/mansonnoreflectionsoundcloud

KROQ debuted “No Reflection” yesterday and the lead single will be available exclusively on iTunes this Tuesday, March 13th. Blabbermouth was first to catch the premiere, reporting that the song’s chugging, faint-friendly distortion offers plenty of sonic waves for Manson to glide over reminiscent of glory-era Ministry.

“The new record put simply has the ambition and determination of how I started making music in the first place,” Manson says. “It sounds like the first record in that it’s not afraid to do anything. I had to remove myself from my lifestyle and start fresh.”

“It doesn’t really sound like any of my old records,” Manson says in an upcoming Revolver magazine cover story. “In fact it sort of sounds like what I listened to before I made records — Killing Joke, Joy Division, Revolting Cocks, Bauhaus, Birthday Party…It’s very rhythm-driven. I think this will probably be the grandest concept record of all.”

The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as “Lunchbox,” “Get Your Gunn” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” “The Beautiful People,” “Antichrist Superstar,” “Tourniquet,” “The Dope Show,” “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),” “The Fight Song,” “Mobscene “Heart-Shaped Glasses,” “Coma White” and “If I Was Your Vampire.”

Born Villain will be released on Cooking Vinyl and Manson’s own label Hell, Etc.  Marilyn Manson has had astounding success across the globe including three albums being certified platinum and three more certified gold in the USA, in addition to three top ten albums and two number-one albums (Mechanical Animals and The Golden Age of Grotesque).

www.marilynmanson.com / www.cookingvinyl.com