Luke Sital-Singh has today announced release details for his forthcoming album, alongside a new video
Luke will release new album Time Is A Riddle on 12th May He's trailing the announcement with this video for new single 'Killing Me', written in tribute to his Grandmother. Yuo can watch the video HERE
Speaking about the video, Luke says; “It’s cut from digitised cine films that my wife’s late grandfather shot in the Seventies. They were only sent to us recently because her parents were in the process of moving to Vancouver. When I watched them, the nostalgic nature and the parallels with both our grandparents, it just felt tonally right, and a little note of serendipity".
Luke recorded Time Is A Riddle with Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers) in Donegal, with the album's lino print artwork created by Luke's wife (printmaker Hannah Cousins) from a photo of a windswept tree in Donegal. Luke will be playing a 13 date headline tour around the album release, including London Union Chapel on May 23 (full dates below).
May Tour Dates
Tue 9 Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, An Tobar
Wed 10 Inverness, Eden Court
Thur 11 Ullapool, The Ceilidh Place
Fri 12 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 15 Edinburgh, Teviot Debating Hall
Tue 16 Glasgow, Oran Mor
Thu 18 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen
Fri 19 Bristol, The Lantern
Sun 21 Nottingham, The Bodega
Mon 22 Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Tue 23 London, Union Chapel
Wed 24 Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
Fri 26 Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
Tickets on general sale 24 February
Glasgow’s C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun' last October. ‘Like You Do’ is the latest single to be taken from ‘The Midnight Sun,' alongside brand new offering 'Nothing At All.’ Three remixes will complete the deluxe package, set for digital release on March 17th via FatCat Records.
"This, for me, is one of the more unsettling songs on the album” Duncan tells us, “It’s about being deprived of satisfaction and suffering as a result". This theme of depravity is mirrored through the songs instrumentation. The listener is first teased with a skittering beat and a spiralling synth line that leaves the track bare and exposed. As layers of vocals and synth are gradually introduced, 'Like You Do' gains an almost uplifting confidence that offers an opposition to this depravity. Previously unheard track 'Nothing At All' produces a dreamlike atmosphere that could only be conjured by C Duncan's ability to seamlessly weave vocals in and out of warm synths and gentle melodies.
With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has some dates on the horizon;
Elbow Support Shows
Wednesday 1st March - 02 Academy Birmingham
Thursday 2nd March - 02 Academy Birmingham
Saturday 4th - London Eventim Apollo
Sunday 5th March - London Eventim Apollo
Monday 6th March - London Eventim Apollo
Wednesday 8th March - Bournemouth, BIC
Thursday 9th March - Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 10th March - Newport Centre
Sunday 12th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Monday 13th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Tuesday 14th March - Bridlington Spa
Wednesday 15th March - Doncaster, Dome
Thursday 16th March - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Saturday 18th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Sunday 19th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Monday 20th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Tuesday 21st March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Thursday 4th May - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Friday 5th May - Limerick, Dolans
Saturday 6th May - Dublin, Whelan’s
Monday 8th May - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Tuesday 9th May - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Wednesday 10th May - London, Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 12th May - Manchester, Band On The Wall
Saturday 13th May - Sheffield, The Leadmill
Sunday 14th May - Edinburgh, The Caves
Due to overwhelming demand and just after the recent announcement of their first-ever UK performances, The Magpie Salute, who are spearheaded by guitarist Rich Robinson, have just announced a fourth show at London’s Under The Bridge on 15th April.
Tickets for the new date will go on general sale this Friday 10th at 10am and will be available through Eventim.
Wed 12th – Under The Bridge SOLD OUT
Thurs 13th – Under The Bridge
Fri 14th – Under The Bridge
Sat 15th – Under The Bridge
The back-to-back four date run follows the roaring success of four sold-out dates at The Gramercy Theatre in New York earlier this month.
Formed by Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute is a new band bringing together two other key members of Crowes fame, guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, alongside members of Rich Robinson's own band; drummer Joe Magistro, keyboardist Matt Slocum and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.
The band will be performing songs from The Black Crowes catalogue as well as solo material from Rich and Marc plus “whatever else may materialise,” says Robinson. At the Gramercy shows, the band’s set lists varied from night to night keeping the music fresh for the musicians and the audience. Ford comments “I don’t think I would do very well in a situation where there’s no danger. It has to stay interesting to us. If we weren’t in to it, how could the listener be?”
They also recently revealed a performance of the song ‘Coming Home’, which begins with a tribute to late keyboardist Eddie Harsch (who passed away on 4th Nov.), another founding member and Black Crowes alumni who was set to perform with the band.
The video was filmed in August last year at Applehead Studios, Woodstock where The Magpie Salute’s seeds were planted, and features Harsch talking, rehearsing, and performing with the band. “This recording came from the last time I got to play with Eddie Harsch,” says Robinson. “He was my friend and musical teacher. His mastery and subtlety will forever be an inspiration.”
Full Band Lineup
Rich Robinson - guitar, vocals
Marc Ford - guitar, vocals
John Hogg - vocals, percussion
Sven Pipien - bass, backing vocals
Joe Magistro - drums
Matt Slocum - keys
Nico Bereciartua - guitar
Charity White - backing vocals
Adrien Reju - backing vocals
Katrine Ottosen - backing vocals
That rather wonderful band, matt pond PA will be (if you happen be in the U.S.) on a three-week run of dates starting 16th February in Portland, OR, featuring a number of club dates, an in-store, a series of living room shows. The setup will be of a more intimate nature with Pond supported by violin & cello.
Matt Pond & co. have premiered a video for "Force of Nature" - a track featured on matt pond PA's latest album, 'Winter Lives".
Of the video Matt Pond had this to say, "In these times where everything feels like a fight - we were inspired to put together a tribute to recklessness and wild belief. Everything I've ever accomplished in this world has befallen from battling uphill with my best mates. (Thank you very much, you magnificent jerks.) Following this thread through the eternal pulse of humanity, homage and honor - someone else said it far better than I ever could: Do not go gentle into that good night."
02/17 - Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
02/18 - Bellingham, WA @ "Living Room" Show
02/19 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
02/22 - Medford, OR @ "Living Room" Show
02/23 - Redding, CA @ "Living Room" Show
02/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (Noise Pop)
02/25 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ "Living Room" Show
02/26 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Living Room Show
03/02 - San Diego, CA @ "Living Room" Show
03/03 - Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints (Free In-Store)
03/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident DTLA