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THE MOLLY MCNALLY MIRACLE TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW CHARITY SINGLE

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KATIE O CONNOR

SINGLE: ‘JUST TOO YOUNG’ out on iTunes from Oct 10th

“IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MOLLY MCNALLY MIRACLE TRUST”

Listeners and supporters of the song can also text MOLLY to 57802 texts cost €2 with a minimum of €1.38 going to the Molly McNally Miracle Trust.

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Sixteen year old Katie O’ Connor began singing at the age of five years old. That was the beginning of her journey in performance arts, as by the age of seven, she joined up to a stage school called ‘Live Wire’ where she remained up until the age of 10, an environment that nurtured her love for singing, dancing and acting. Which lead her to her first ever performance, when she was nine in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Where she sang a solo in the production of “Whistle down the wind”. She later performed as a dancer in two of the Jedward pantos in the Olympia theatre, recording backing vocals for most of the songs that were used in the Panto in a studio owned by David Hayes the was musical director of the show. She also recorded backing vocals with David for two songs on the legendary RTE’s Late Late Toy show!

She recorded her first song professionally with Producer Ivan Fitzpatrick when she was 12 and has been working with Ivan since then, recording a lot of covers and original songs along with Ivan’s original compositions. Katie plays Guitar and is self-taught. Her musical influences include Beyoncé, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Johnny Cash and Dean Martin.

When Katies younger cousin became ill with Cancer, she wrote the song ‘Just Too Young’ which will be out in Oct 10th and all proceeds go towards the trust which has already raised over €120,000 towards further treatment for little Molly. Katie wrote the song when she was 15 and explains her reason behind it below:

“When you are told something that changes everything, you really don’t know what to do. You can cry, be angry, feel guilty, but doing that won’t change anything. When someone you love becomes ill, and not just ill like a flu, ill as in “this is serious”, what do you do? There are no words to describe how you feel. There is too many emotions, but all I know is you could never feel worse when you get that news. At first I didn’t know what to do, but who would? Her life now revolves around a hospital. She has lost all of her beautiful red hair. She has never lost that big smile on her face. When something like this happens you want to do every thing possible to help. This is why I wrote this song…When I started I didn’t know what to write? What to say? How to say it? As I wrote it, it seemed to just come to me, like I was telling a story and not a song. I want people to listen to this and understand what Molly is going through, and what my family is going through. It’s not fair what has happened, but now that it has, we need people to know about it. We need help. We can’t do this alone.”

ZERVAS & PEPPER: Brand new Single: “These Blurred Lines” Out Fri. July 25th

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Zervas and Pepper‘These Blurred Lines’ is the first studio cut taken from the forthcoming Zervas & Pepper album (single release date 25th July). Following on from the duo’s 2013 album ‘Lifebringer’, Single’s from which found their way to RTE 1 (album of the week), BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, BBC Scotland and Wales play listings.

‘These Blurred Lines’ sees the band delve further into their ‘Cosmic Yacht Folk’ sound against a sparkling backdrop of reverb laden percussion, crisp rhodes keys, vast open guitar tunings and the bands now trademark vocal harmony arrangements.

‘These Blurred Lines’ looks at the dividing lines that keep us all apart. The lines that separate the rich from the poor, powerful and the powerless and the lengths that we ourselves go to in order to conform, as if it were part of our DNA.

For further information please visit

www.zervaspepper.com

‘The Lion Roars Again’ Aslan announce new Single: ‘I NEED A LITTLE TIME’ out June 6th

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19.05.2014 Monday 

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‘The Lion Roars Again’ Aslan announce new Single: ‘I NEED A LITTLE TIME’ out June 6th

Aslan, who took their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s series of books chronicling the fictional land of Narnia, (Aslan is the Turkish for ‘Lion’), are pleased to announce the release of their eagerly awaited new single titled ‘I NEED A LITTLE TIME’.  The song, which was written by the band and produced by guitarist Joe Jewell, will be performed for the 1st time on THE LATE LATE SHOW on Fri 23rd of May and will be available to download on Fri June 6th.

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The band, who have not performed live in over a year due to lead singer Christy Dignam’s battle with cancer, are also performing in Dublin’s Olympia theatre on Fri May 30th and Sat 31st. Due to popular demand – with both shows having SOLD OUT- the band have now added a 3rd gig in the I.N.E.C. in Killarney on Sat July 26th.

The band would like to thank everyone for their continued support and eagerly look forward to returning back to doing what they do best! The Lion Roars Again!

Links:

WEBSITE: http://www.aslan.ie

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/officialaslan

FOLLOW ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/OfficialAslan

BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘Hard Believer’ FROM FINK- Out 11th July 2014 + FREE DOWNLOAD

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FINK : BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘Hard Believer’ Out 11th July 2014 + FREE DOWNLOAD HERE:

Set to be released on July 11th, Hard Believer is the eagerly-awaited new studio album from FINK: Fin Greenall (vocals/guitar), together with Tim Thornton (drums/guitar) and Guy Whittaker (bass). It will be their first release on the R’COUP’D imprint, a label newly created by Greenall with the backing of the Ninja Tune team.

Recorded in seventeen days at Hollywood’s legendary Sound Factory studios with producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Beck, Foster the People), Hard Believer is shot through with rawness and controlled aggression; an album replete with calm beginnings seguing into powerfully hypnotic loops and climactic finales. It is a masterful collection of songs from an artist at the peak of his creative powers.

“We wanted to go deeper this time, and be more ambitious with the music,” Fin explains, “to move the sound forward without losing touch of where we’re from.”

Urban, bluesy, and alive, the album presents ten brand new songs, including the mighty “Shakespeare”, a tale of young love gone tragically sour as the mood darkens from acoustic to guttural rock; the spiky yet delicate “Looking Too Closely”, riding an irresistible piano-and-guitar groove; “Green And The Blue”, on wFink_TommyNLance_2014_1hich a vulnerable Greenall meditates on the constants in life that see you through tough times; “Two Days Later”, a deeply personal lament and one of only two songs on the record that start and remain down-tempo; and the breathtaking “Pilgrim”, the latest collaboration with songwriter Blair Mackichan, co-writer of “This Is The Thing” from Fink’s 2007 Distance and Time, and “Honesty” from 2011’s Perfect Darkness.

Since making the transition from world-class club DJ and electronic producer, to the first ever singer-songwriter signed to legendary British label Ninja Tune, Greenall has released four critically acclaimed albums, worked in the studio with the likes of John Legend, Ximena Sariñana, Amy Winehouse and Professor Green and enjoyed incredible live success with the hugely popular 18-month “Perfect Darkness” world tour which accumulated two live records: 2012’s Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet, and 2013’s Fink Meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. All this and Fink is still a name which – while evoking an impassioned response from many a fellow artist and from the avid fanbase – remains a mystery to a wider majority. This looks set to change…

The term ‘Hard Believer’ comes from deep-south Americana; it means somebody who is difficult to persuade, who requires proof. In truth, all anyone has to do here is listen to the powerful collection of songs on Hard Believer. The belief will surely follow.

TRACKLISTING: 

1. Hard Believer

2. Green And The Blue

3. White Flag

4. Pilgrim

5. Two Days Later

6. Shakespeare

7. Truth Begins

8. Looking Too Closely

9. Too Late

10. Keep Falling

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/finkmusic

http://www.finkworld.co.uk

https://twitter.com/Finkmusic

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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

Gary Numan – ‘I Am Dust’ video + Headline live show at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo – 28th November

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“Making electronic music that’s inspired generations of musicians, and it doesn’t look like he’s letting up any time soon” Noisey

  • New ‘I Am Dust’ video
  • Live at Sonisphere festival – 4th July
  • Live at Alt-Fest – 16th August
  • Headline live show at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo  – 28th November

Gary Numan is pleased to announce a main stage appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival on 4th July, Alt-Fest on 16th August and an exclusive London show for 2014 at The Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, on 28th November.

In anticipation of the shows, Gary has unveiled a brand new video for ‘I Am Dust’ (taken from his lauded recent album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind))’, which marked a deserved return to the top-rank of worldwide musical stardom.

The ‘I Am Dust’ video was made using a Tachyons+ video glitch synth effected live via HI-8 camera and a CRT television captured by a modern digital camera. No computer post production was used in the making of this video.Tachyons+ is a video glitch synth designing team that modifies vintage video gear to create new ways of crafting visual productions for video artists around the world. It was directed by Gary Numan fans Logan Owlbeemoth with effects by Omebi Velouria can be viewed here .

‘I Am Dust’s grinding, apocalyptic, electro gives way to a gigantic chorus, all of which is sonically and musically streets ahead, highlighting Numan’s renewed mojo for fresh, exciting songs, and breaking new sonic ground.

The Sonisphere, Alt-Fest and Hammersmith dates follow in the wake of Gary’s fantastic recent run of success, which culminated in critical acclaim and a return to the UK Top 20 albums chart after 30 years for ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’, plus a rapturous response to his sold-out national headline tour and South By Southwest dates.

This triumphant live return to London’s Hammersmith Apollo also has special historical significance for Gary,  as he released his first (and now classic) full-length live album ‘The Touring Principle 1979’ (which was recorded at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo) 35 years ago this year.

2014 also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of ‘The Pleasure Principle’, plus the Hammersmith  gig will be Gary’s biggest London headline show in over 20 years, so fans can expect a celebratory show, which promises to reach an all time incendiary and inspired high.

This summer will no doubt see Gary’s star continue to rise, alongside his widespread recognition as a hugely-influential pioneer and a vital, current artist enjoying a new creative peak.

Tickets for the Hammersmith show are £35 pounds Standing, £37.50 premium seats:

http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_gary_numan.html

‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ Is out now on Mortal records.

www.garynuman.co.uk / www.cookingvinyl.com

The Furious Haze announce details of their new EP!! out Aug 23rd titled BRING ME UP + Dublin date Whelans Aug 22nd!

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THE FURIOUS HAZE

The Furious Haze EP cover

EP: BRING ME UP

OUT ON ITUNES ON AUGUST 23RD

+ DUBLIN DATE AUG 22ND WHELANS

The small auditorium is packed and on the verge of violence due to the conditions. The lights over stage twitch from a leaking pipe above, suddenly the concentration breaks, the hum off the crowd dissipates. Now, only the sound of the sub plot coming from the Saint Patrick’s Day riot far off in the distance can be heard. The concentration breaks again to the first click of the sticks, the strum of the guitar, the first glass thrown with love, the revolution begins, “The Furious Haze” are born.

Rasheed Sassy (best seat in the house), Marcus O’ Toole stage right, Martyn Lyle stage left, dead centre stood Graham Hatton and deep in violent territory, Peter Wright controlling the desk. In those days they were the “The Black Sheep” but now, politics dictates otherwise.

After six years of breaking strings, stage invasions, brawl breakouts, glass rockets in and out, road trips that went very wrong, crowd dives that turned bloody, broken and thrashed gear, vomit on stage, civil war, falling through windows and doors, honouring the faithful, and a lot of alcohol taken. Finally, “The Furious Haze” have finished recording their debut album. Channeling the furiousness of The Sex Pistols amassed with The Clash.

Recorded in the Grouse Lodge and mixed by Phil Hayes at Apollo, Temple Lane Studios and Mastered by Fergal Davis; The Furious Haze will release their EP “BRING ME UP” on AUGUST 23RD 2013.

Links:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheFuriousHaze

YouTube – www.youtube.com/TheFuriousHaze

Twitter – www.twitter.com/TheFuriousHaze

Website – www.TheFuriousHaze.com

Gigs:

15 Aug 2013 Galway City   Monroes

22 Aug 2013 Dublin            Whelans

09 Nov 2013 Santry, Dublin, Astro Sports Bar

BLITZ KIDS new single ‘Run For Cover’ set for release August 5th / Brand new album ‘The Good Youth’ coming October 2013

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Run For Cover Single Cover BLITZ KIDS new single ‘Run For Cover’ set for release August 5th / Brand new album ‘The Good Youth’ coming October 2013

– Recent tours with Young Guns and Lower Than Atlantis followed up with an October tour supporting The Blackout

– Following on from Radstock and Slam Dunk Festivals, set to play Download Festival Sunday 16th on 2nd stage (11am), with more confirmed

– Single available on download AND a limited edition, etched 7” 

Listen ‘Run For Cover’ here:  http://youtu.be/Qb-d1VkY928iTunes Pre Order here: http://smarturl.it/bkrunforcover

+ IRISH TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED: Sat-Nov-2 Belfast – N. IRE, Mandela Hall & Sun-Nov-3 Dublin – Ireland, Academy (SUPPORTING THE BLACKOUT)

Having recently slayed SXSW Festival in Austin, played Slam Dunk Festival, toured the UK with Lower Than Atlantis, and then Ireland with Young Guns, UK four piece BLITZ KIDS can now reveal the brand new single, ‘Run For Cover’. The single, which will be released on August 5th on digital download AND as a limited etched 7”, is the 2nd track to be taken from the bands forthcoming, brand new studio album ‘The Good Youth’, set for a late September release date.

Jono Yates (Guitar) explains a bit about the track:Run For Cover’ is just basically your run of the mill fists in the air, lager on the floor, punch your best friend in the face and eat a kebab after you’re finished kind of tune. It’s about getting blagged by your missus when you’re out on tour with the lads, and the challenges that come with being in a relationship when you’re constantly on the road.’

The band can also can now announce they will be supporting The Blackout across the UK in October, which Jono (Yates) explains has been a tour long planned: ‘It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally on a full UK run with The Blackout. We’ve played countless shows with those boys, and it’s going to be a ridiculous and quite frankly dangerous ordeal, sending us on the road together for two weeks. Come to think of it, whoever thought this would be a good idea should probably lawyer up, because they are responsible for whatever misfortune awaits. We can’t wait!’

Previous to SXSW in March and these LTA dates, live wise, BLITZ KIDS have recently undertaken UK and European tours with the likes of We The Kings, DRUGS, Tonight Alive, Kids In Glass Houses, Mayday Parade, Mallory Knox, Escape The Fate and Canterbury among others. They have also played the UK’s biggest and most prestigious festivals, such as Download, Sonisphere, Slam Dunk and Hevy.

FULL list of BLITZ KIDS live dates, supporting The Blackout:

Mon-Oct-21 Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms

Tue-Oct-22 Exeter – Lemon Grove / Thu-Oct-24 Cardiff – Wales, Solus

Fri-Oct-25 Birmingham, Institute / Sat-Oct-26 Manchester – Academy 2

Sun-Oct-27 London – Shepherds Bush Empire / Tue-Oct-29 Glasgow – QMU

Wed-Oct-30 Norwich – Waterfront

Thu-Oct-31 – Nottingham, Rock City / Fri-Nov-1 Newcastle – Warehouse 34

Sat-Nov-2 Belfast – N. IRE, Mandela Hall / Sun-Nov-3 Dublin – Ireland, Academy

OTHER confirmed live dates:

16th June (Sunday) – DOWNLOAD Festival, Pepsi Max Stage

7th July – Make A Scene Festival, Teeside Students Union, Middlesbrough

19th July – Ponty Big Weekend

28th July – Burnout Festival, Bournemouth

28th September – Ringmaster Festival, Whitbourne Estate in Worcestershire

BLITZ KIDS are:

Joe James – Vocals

Jono Yates – Guitar / Nic Montgomery – Bass

Matt Freer – Drums

http://www.blitzkidsofficial.com/

http://www.facebook.com/blitzkidsuk

https://twitter.com/blitzkids

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

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HIMDoubleCross signs HIM                                                               

–       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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