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MEG HUTCHINSON- WHELAN’S- TONIGHT.

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MEG HUTCHINSON||the living side – May 28th

Called a “master of introspective ballads” (Performing Songwriter), award-winning acoustic songwriter Meg Hutchinson brings a poet’s sensibility to everyday scenes, painting a vivid picture of the way America lives today, giving us her most political and personal album to date – THE LIVING SIDE.  Upon its initial release the Album reached #8 on iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart, #5 on Amazon Hot New Folk Albums and is currently #32 on the BILLBOARD Folk Chart (Climbing)

Meg Hutchinson takes us on a musical journey deep within her life, where we see our own lives reflected back at us. Turning her poet’s eye toward these uncertain times with that same honest, closely observed perspective from which she charts her most intimate songs, she asks the questions that plague all of us. “I think of this album as a conversation,” Hutchinson says. “These songs are full of questions, and I’ve tried to leave space for the listeners to answer.”

Hutchinson’s songs begin with vivid, naturalistic images, of apple orchards and trailer parks, stark factory towns and the Statue of Liberty. But she is guiding us to more intimate places, exploring how we feel in this time of fast and frightening change. Whether singing about technology, billion dollar bailouts or global warming, Meg Hutchinson makes these big issues personal by showing how they affect our everyday lives. She goes beyond the casual observation of current events and explores the emotion behind the experiences, bringing the characters’ inner lives out into the open, as is evident in the tracks “Being Happy” and “Gatekeeper.”

These songs were brought to life with the help of veteran producer Crit Harmon (Lori McKenna, Mary Gauthier, Martin Sexton), who worked with Hutchinson on her last critically acclaimed album COME UP FULL. Keeping Hutchinson’s vocals at the center of the recording, Harmon brought in some of New England’s best and busiest session players including Kevin Barry (guitars), Richard Gates (bass), and Brad Hatfield (keyboards, string arrangements). With moody wurlitzer and lush strings, THE LIVING SIDE is cinematic and hopeful – a hypnotic musical ourney that takes on new emotional meaning with every listen and encourages us to choose the living side.

Links:

http://www.meghutchinson.com

http://www.myspace.com/meghutchinson

http://www.facebook.com/meghutchinson

Irish Shows:

April 27th – Whelans, Dublin:

April 29th – The Spirit Store, Dubdalk – Guest to Declan O’Rourke

April 30th – Outlaw Club @ McHughs Basement, Belfast – Fringe of the CQAF

May 1st – Hook Head Light house festival, Wexford

May 2nd – Vantastival, Co.Louth

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GROOVE ARMADA + OCEAN COLOUR SCENE NEW SINGLES OUT TODAY!

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GROOVE ARMADA RELEASE AA SINGLE ‘Look Me In The Eye Sister/Just For Tonight’– Both Tracks Featuring Jess Larrabee

New AA-Side Single Out April 26th
On ‘Work It’ Recordings In Partnership With Cooking Vinyl

Plus Major Festival Dates Announced
-V, Oxygen, T in the park, The Great Escape –

Groove Armada – Andy Cato and Tom Findlay – release a wicked double-punch AA-side single ‘Look Me In The Eye Sister/Just For Tonight’ on April 26th. Both tracks are taken from their fifth studio album ‘Black Light’, which is widely considered among their best work to date (“SHOULD FILL EVERY DANCE FLOOR ON THE PLANET” ***** THE SUN, “A REVELATION” **** UNCUT, “A BOLD STEP FORWARD” **** Q, “THEIR BEST ALBUM” **** SUNDAY TIMES).

The release – available to buy digitally – also includes remixes of ‘Look Me In The Eye Sister’ by Urchins, Audiojack and Morten Sorensen.

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Birmingham emperors of Rock OCEAN COLOUR SCENE release new single SATURDAY Today April 26th

Officially launching it on RTE’s TONIGHT with Craig Doyle show on Saturday night just gone:

tune in to RTE player here to see it again: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1071452 catch it on the 89th minute in!

also see their latest Balcony TV performance: http://www.balconytv.com/Video-Archive/Video-Archive-page/10-04-14/OCEAN_COLOUR_SCENE.aspx

ALL OTHER INFO CONTACT:

LINDA COOGAN BYRNE- Good Seed PR

e: linda@goodseedpr.com

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Groove Armada release new aa single- LOOK ME IN THE EYE SISTER APRIL 26TH

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GROOVE ARMADA RELEASE AA NEW SINGLE
‘Look Me In The Eye Sister/Just For Tonight’– Both Tracks Featuring Jess Larrabee
New AA-Side Single Out April 26th
On ‘Work It’ Recordings In Partnership With Cooking Vinyl

Plus Major Festival Dates Announced
-V, Oxygen, T in the park, The Great Escape –

Groove Armada – Andy Cato and Tom Findlay – release a wicked double-punch AA-side single ‘Look Me In The Eye Sister/Just For Tonight’ on April 26th. Both tracks are taken from their fifth studio album ‘Black Light’, which is widely considered among their best work to date (“SHOULD FILL EVERY DANCE FLOOR ON THE PLANET” ***** THE SUN, “A REVELATION” **** UNCUT, “A BOLD STEP FORWARD” **** Q, “THEIR BEST ALBUM” **** SUNDAY TIMES).

Both written and produced by Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, ‘Look Me In The Eye Sister’ is a spiky, beefed-up slab of Yeah Yeah Yeahs-style electro-rock while ‘Just For Tonight’ is the album’s gorgeous mellow gem. “We’ve decided to go for a double A-side, as much as those things exist in the digital world,” says Andy. “We’re being a bit contrary there because apparently ‘History’ is currently the most downloaded individual track.”

Both feature guest vocals from Jess Larrabee of Brooklyn folk/blues duo She Keeps Bees, whom Groove Armada have yet to meet. “We got really into her albums and started emailing tracks for her to add vocals,” says Andy. “Her music usually has more of a White Stripes kind of vibe. She got really into the disco flavour and absolutely nailed it.”

The release – available to buy digitally – also includes remixes of ‘Look Me In The Eye Sister’ by Urchins, Audiojack and Morten Sorensen.

The track listings for the two digital  singles are:

Look Me In The Eye Sister
Look Me In The Eye Sister (Urchins Mix)
Look Me In The Eye Sister (Audiojack Mix)
Look Me In The Eye Sister (Morten Sorensen Mix)

Just For Tonight

Groove Armada bring their blissful party vibe to the Great Escape festival in Brighton (May 13th-15th) and to 3 other major festival dates this summer at T in the Park (July 9th-11th), Oxegen (July 9th-11th) and V Festival (August 20th-22nd). “V’s going to be interesting,” says Andy, “because we’re going on before Cheryl Cole. All I can say is “Good luck Cheryl!”

ALL OTHER INFO CONTACT:

LINDA COOGAN BYRNE- Good Seed PR

e: linda@goodseedpr.com

M: 0851659065

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MUSIC NEWS: Gavin Glass/ Idelwild/ Brendan Perry/ Colm Lynch/ Sandi Thom + more

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Hello hello, what a  fine day eh?

We have some MASSIVE new releases & gigs we highly recommend you get your backside to this month,

but first!

Check out The Frank & Walters romance with a Dog….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2LedBrc_yw

The real Sandi Thom has stepped forward, and surely no one has ever been quite so happy to get the blues. On May 17th, a new Sandi emerges with ‘Merchants and Thieves,’ an album that brilliantly reflects how she’s opened up a whole new channel for her creativity. Retaining her innate feeling for a powerful melody and a trenchant lyric, the record adds the new blues sensibility that visitors to her famously powerful gigs have sensed for themselves in recent months. At Celtic Connections in Glasgow in January, for instance, devotees and newcomers watched in shared amazement as Sandi took lead guitar for the first time on the album’s excellent, early Fleetwood Mac-inspired ‘Gold Dust’ and then led the band through Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks.’ IRISH tour dates 2010: May 17th-Whelans- Dublin/ May  20th – Spring & Airbrake – Belfast.

GAVIN GLASS Releases his new Album ‘MYNA BIRDS’ on May 28th WITH Single ‘Just Like Rome’ out on the 23rd April includes bonus b-Side- ‘Ooh La la’ as featured in the METEOR TV Advert. DATE TO THINK ABOUT GOING TO: 27 May- Whelans -Myna Birds Album Launch.

Hailed as one of ireland most glorious live performers COLM LYNCH PLAYS THE VILLAGE THIS THURSDAY April 22nd- 8PM. Full band gig promises to be explosive!

BRENDAN PERRY– RELEASES HIS NEW ALBUM ARK ON JUNE 4TH- YOU CAN PREVIEW HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKF20-EJVPE

IDLEWILD hit Dublin on April 29th where they play the Academy 2.

Carosel, have been busy adjusting to PARIS life- where they are now residing and they have now finished their new ep STAR– which will be released in May/June- they also shot a music video for STAR which you can see behind the scene footage of here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkGq4yLvx6Y

meanwhile, The Last Tycoons received Recommended Band of the week over at RTE TWO Tubehttp://www.rte.ie/tv/twotube/music.html#top

Nigel Connell celebrated the release of his album (Nothing left to say) yesterday. He surely is one of The most stunning vocalists in Ireland.

For all other news- make sure you and all your friends subscribe to www.goodseedpr.com for all the latest gossip!

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HOMETOWN CONCERT FOR NIGEL CONNELL TODAY

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The unheralded Singer and voice that is NIGEL CONNELL Released his Stunning Debut Album NOTHING LEFT to SAY On April 16th 2010 via iTunes and in all good record stores Nationwide.

TONIGHT HE IS JOINED BY FULL band in ‘The Old Darnley Lodge’ in Athboy Co Meath from 8pm which promises to be one gig NOT TO BE MISSED.

Receiving airtime on LMFM, Dublin’s Country, Rte Radio1, Rte Lyric FM & Regional Radio. Nigel Connell was born into a musical family of two brothers and two sisters. He was the youngest of five and once he could walk, it meant he could talk and eventually sing, so into the family band he went and it was here where his skills as a Drummer and Singer developed. His first Live performance was at the age of 13 in the family band, he later joined the The Legendary Cotton Mill Boys and went on his first tour at the age of 15. Addicted to the stage, Nigel went on to Play Support to legendary Music luminaries such as Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Martina MC Bride, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Glen Campbell & John Denver. No stranger to performing on national Television, Nigel has performed his musical skills on a variety of Irelands finest: Live at Three, Up for the Match, Kenny Live, Nationwide, The Late Late Show, Phil Coulter and The Bibi Baskin Show. Nigel has also performed on radio Nationwide such as RTE Radio 1, 2fm, Phantom FM and Dublin’s Country to name but a handful.

On his Debut Album, he recruited in the Multi Platinum Producer Mark Cahill (who worked on the Number 1 US billboard selling album with The Irish Tenors). The album is embellished by an evident Romantic & Classical feel to it throughout, yet wholly embraces Nigel’s vocal capability and sentiment as a performer, with Orchestral performances by The Irish Session Orchestra and the Mullingar Cathedral Choir. Epic in some proportions – it will certainly ease you in by its lush string arrangements and fine production. Each track has a different edge, with preludes that introduce you to a world of music that has no boundaries. Nigel recently joined World Class Irish Country Folk Singer Daniel O Donnell’s band as his Drummer and Backing vocalist. Where he will be touring North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania this year, but will also be stopping off in Ireland to perform his own selection of shows and launching his own Stunning Debut Album ‘NOTHING LEFT to SAY’.

Gigs:

Album Launch:

FULL band gig in ‘The Old Darnley Lodge’ in Athboy on April 19th

More Irish dates to be added soon.

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Nigel goes on a worldwide tour this year with Daniel O Donnell, which includes the Grand Ole Opry House (Nashville)- this will make Nigel the first ever meath man to perform in the legendary venue.

The Full list of over 50 gigs can be found at www.nigelconnell.com

Nigel’s MySpace is: www.myspace.com/nigelconnellmyspace

Nigel on twitter: http://twitter.com/NigelConnell

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NELL BRYDEN- DUBLIN GIG MONDAY MAY 31ST- CRAWDADDY + Live session in TODAY FM May 18th!

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Nell Bryden, has announced she will be releasing a new digital download single, Tonight (Ash Howes Radio Mix), on Monday 19th April. Her last single, Not Like Loving You, spent an incredible six weeks on the BBC Radio 2 A List, and was described by the Daily Mirror (****) as “a big bold production – keening pedal steels, bright edgy horns and a massed choir – push the incomparable thrill of the title to the fore. Swell” . The original version of Tonight can be found on Bryden’s recently released album What Does It Take?

Bryden is fast becoming one of the most talked about and sought after new artists, building the buzz the old-fashioned way with word-of-mouth endorsements of her live shows. With four international tours (and 500 shows) in the last 18 months under her belt, including tours with KT Tunstall, and The Counting Crows, and a self-released debut single, What Does It Take, spending 7 weeks on the BBC R2 A-list (Second Time Around spent over 2 months on the RTE Radio1 playlist and was Song of the Week on Today FM)- she is definitely one to watch. Bryden also appeared on RTE TV’s the Late Late show on her first single release of Second Time Around.

Nell Bryden will be performing a DUBLIN show in CRAWDADDY on Monday 31st May 2010. Tickets are priced at €12.

You can catch Nell Live with Ian Dempsey in TODAY for an in Studio session on May 18th to celebrate her new single TONIGHT.

It Shall be epic.

For guest passes please drop Linda an email

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NEWS*** Brendan Perry’s new album & Electric Picnic slot.

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Brendan Perry

New album ‘ARK’ – 4th June

Babylon ~ The Bogus Man ~ Wintersun ~ Utopia ~ Inferno ~ This Boy ~ The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea ~ Crescent

Brendan Perry releases his second solo album, ‘Ark’, on Friday 4th June. As one half of Dead Can Dance for nearly three decades, Brendan’s music has been heard by fans around the world and Dead Can Dance remain the biggest selling artists to ever grace 4AD.

Recorded in his own studio in Ireland, ‘Ark’ is a truly solo album, Brendan playing every instrument, writing all the lyrics and being the sole creative force across the eight tracks. All of the instrumentation on ‘Ark’ is derived from samples and synthesisers and, in its creators own words, is predicated on a theory of creating a neutral electronic soundscape which would in turn mirror a world that is becoming increasingly more dependent upon machines to perform tasks for us’. In its range of influences, the album encompasses music from all four corners of the globe to create a global soundtrack for global themes.

Whilst ‘Ark’ is not a concept album in the original sense of the term, it combines themes which run throughout its eight tracks. The lyrics of opener ‘Babylon’ focus on the current conflicts within the Middle East and combine with ‘The Bogus Man’ and ‘This Boy’ to put a human face on those charged with waging war on behalf of politicians. Concurrently with the investigations of conflict and political corruption are considerations of the detrimental effects of human behavior on the natural world and the alienation caused by an increasingly machine driven world.

Whilst such dystopian themes could be seen to make for a very bleak experience, ‘Ark’ is shot through with an emotional warmth and a belief in the redemptive power of humanity from which the album title is derived, ‘Ark’ being not just the refuge of the world but a starting point for a better society and a more organic way of life. To accompany ‘Ark’, Brendan will play selected shows in the UK & Ireland, details to follow soon.

www.cookingvinyl.com / www.brendanperry.com

Irish Dates:

26 May 2010            20:00 Tripod , Dublin

27 May 2010            20:00 The Pavilion,            Cork

28 May 2010            20:00 Roisin Dubh, Galway

5 Sep 2010            20:00 The Electric Picnic, Laois,

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