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Hit Singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson Returns With Impassioned New EP ‘Moving Images’ on May 29th

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Release details: ‘Closure’ comes out this Friday the 15th of May with the EP ‘Moving Images’ to follow on the 29th of May 2020.

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 A year on from his fifth studio album, Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson releases his heartfelt 5-track EP Moving Images on May 29th via Lookout Mountain Records. The new single ‘Closure’ will be available on Fri 15th of May 2020.

The delicate collection of songs, the majority of which, was recorded by Jamie at his home studio before being mixed by Tim Ross.

Speaking about the record, Jamie said “This EP feels like a new chapter for me, the beginning of the next phase. With the need for full length albums being less and less, I suspect I’ll do more of these types of releases, small collections of songs that we can hopefully tour around and keep active with.”

Originally written in a panic as a present for his wife on their first anniversary after the present he had organised hadn’t arrived, the opening song ‘A Perfect Year is a sentimental ballad with stunning string melodies and Jamie’s distinctive emotive delivery. The song was never intended to feature on a record but “the more I played it the more I liked it and thought maybe others would too” he explains. It serves as a fantastic opener that’s even more impressive when you consider how quickly it had to be written; Jamie recalls that his wife had “nipped to Tesco the day before our anniversary” and he managed to bind it together in a short time.

The EP comes during a time of profound difficulty but, thanks to the international language of music, Jamie hopes that it can perhaps provide some optimism for listeners, “I think the ‘She’ in ‘She Sings For Me’ is music and how it’s always there for you whatever mood you’re in. It’ll always give you comfort and understanding, at least that’s what I was trying to say.”

The final track on the EP ‘Closure’ was written with acclaimed songwriter/producer Jez Ashurst. Having worked together in the past, both musicians quickly forecast the direction in which the song should go, which Jamie denotes as happening by “channelling the craftsmanship of Tom Petty”. The song was quickly recorded to capture the creative magic between the two, with Jamie affirming “What you hear is what was recorded the day we wrote it, I didn’t want to change a thing.

The exceptional writing on this EP makes it clear why Jamie was the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records. In the same year as his signing (2015), Jamie released his self-titled third album, featuring the international hit ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’, which has to this day been streamed over 250 million times. In 2016 Jamie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’, which he followed with his fourth album in 2017 called Happy Accidents. Jamie spent the start of 2018 in Nashville further expanding his songwriting toolbox, and the remainder of the year on a stadium tour with Ed Sheeran using his downtime to write new music. When the pieces had fallen together, he bunkered down in a multitude of international recording studios including La Frette just outside Paris – which had recorded the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Nick Cave – before heading to Dublin to co-produce 2019’s ‘The Years In Between’ with Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Shaun Mendes, Tom Walker, Ed Sheeran).

In the absence of tours, Jamie will be performing livestreamed concerts via his Instagram page. See his socials for regular updates as to the performance timings.

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RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN RELEASE THE ‘DO IT AGAIN’ MINI ALBUM ON 23rd MAY 2014

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R and R.RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN RELEASE THE ‘DO IT AGAIN’ MINI ALBUM ON 23rd MAY 2014

 ‘DO IT AGAIN’ TOUR RUNS THROUGHOUT SUMMER 

Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the ‘Do It Again’ mini album, which will be released on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl on 23rd May 2014.

‘Do It Again’ will be the first single available from 25th April. This serves as an introduction to a new Röyksopp album to be released later this year, which will feature two of the tracks.

The ‘Do It Again’ tour with Röyksopp and Robyn, already described as one of the most exciting tours of the Summer, begins at Sonar Festival in Spain on 13th June 2014, and includes a headline slot on the BBC Radio 6 music stage at Latitude Festival on 19th July.

Röyksopp and Robyn unveil a clip from ‘Monument’, the first track on the mini album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nek-IvGpe0w

Watch the ‘Do It Again’ tour trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzjnlf8yZIw

“This 5 track mini-album is the accumulation and embodiment of the synergy between Robyn and ourselves. We’ve intended this to be a diverse yet cohesive and thought through musical venture; it’s meant to be an expression where pop & art reign side by side.” (Röyksopp)

Röyksopp and Robyn were inspired by each other’s company and compelled to create something they had never done before, building on the brief moments when they had come together in the past. Having worked together on ‘The Girl and the Robot’, which appeared on Röyksopp’s ‘Junior’ album in 2009 and ‘None Of Dem’ on Robyn’s ‘Body Talk’ Pt. 1 in 2010, the ‘Do It Again’ mini album sees the two artists doing just that.

“… this doesn’t sound like Röyksopp featuring Robyn or Robyn produced by Röyksopp, it’s just something else entirely”, “The word ‘collaboration’ has never before been more justified in the world of music!” (Röyksopp)

“Svein and Torbjörn and I started working on new music in the beginning of 2013, I´ve been going back and forth to Bergen to record and write with the boys up until recently. Collaborating with S & T is something I enjoy very much. In the beginning we just knew we wanted to do something together and then it started to feel more like a band thing than songs for a Röyksopp or Robyn album so we´re releasing this music together as a band you could say.” (Robyn)

The ‘Do It Again’ mini album represents the perfect coming together of three of the most original musical minds in the world.

‘Monument’s grandeur and grace is as distinctive as it is moving and was the first song where they wrote lyrics together. A defining moment on the mini album in the shape of a near ten-minute long anthem, which was inspired by a sculpture from artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite, which gave Robyn a “physical experience of what it’s like to define yourself or stand for something or figure out who you are.”

‘Do It Again’ is the first single taken from the mini album and is an “accidental pop song” written after a night out together in Bergen. It is one of the most effervescent, effortlessly uplifting electro-pop tunes of recent years, and started life as a rave-inspired throwback.

One of the first songs they started working on was ‘Every Little Thing’, the mini album’s tear-stained electro-ballad (key lyric; “baby, why you falter, when you know I’m waiting here”).

Elsewhere, the ‘Do It Again’ mini album covers big thumping house in the shape of the club-ready ‘Sayit’, which features a near duet between Robyn and what sounds like an aroused robot. On the other end of the spectrum there is the closing ‘Inside The Idle Hour Club’, which utilises Robyn’s vocal discreetly to create a pensive, slowly evolving soundscape that’s worth diving headlong into.

‘Do It Again’ is compelling not just for it’s personality, but also because it is simply not what you expect.

Tracklisting:

1. Monument

2. Sayit

3. Do It Again

4. Every Little Thing

5. Inside The Idle Hour Club

Mini album pre order link: www.doitaga.in

‘Do It Again’ tour dates below:

June 13 Sonar Festival (Spain)

June 14 Northside Festival (Denmark)

June 26 Marymoor Park (Seattle, WA, US)

June 28 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA, US)

June 29 Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, US)

July 18  Melt Festival (Germany)

July 19 Latitude Festival (UK)

August 8 Øya Festival (Norway)

August 9 Way Out West Festival (Sweden)

August 15 Pukkelpop (Belgium)

August 20 Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)

August 21 Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)

August 22 HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)

Links:

www.doitaga.in

http://royksopp.com

https://www.facebook.com/Royksopp

http://robyn.com

https://www.facebook.com/robyn

www.cookingvinyl.com