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December streets release Addy (never growing up)

Sheer is pleased to announce the release of a brand new song by December Streets entitled Addy (never growing up).

Addy (Never Growing Up) was written around a year ago by Tristan Coetzee in one evening. The song has a deeper meaning to it – challenging people to remain free-minded and young at heart. The song has the signature December Streets feel-good-hook to it, with the band’s new massive, fresh sound driving it, as heard in recent songs such as Stay By Me, the band’s previous single.

“Addy was my best friend when I was growing up. He taught me that life is an adventure. I don’t think very many people understood our free young and wild minds at that stage, but we did not care; we were immersed in our own awesome world and loved it! Although Addy passed on too soon, I will never forget our friendship. The song is about our young free minds, and never losing touch with that.”

Fans can expect to pump their radios to full volume, spontaneously road trip and sing their lungs out on the way when hearing Addy (Never Growing Up).

“When you hear ADDY, close your eyes, and think back to a particular moment that you can remember when you were ultimately happy and content, spending time with your friends or going on an adventure. That time when you were on top of the world. That time when you were invincible.”

Mew: new single ‘Satellites’

Having announced their return with details of a new album, ‘+ -‘ (pronounced plus minus), Danish quartet Mew have witnessed feverish expectation mount on both sides of the Atlantic.

The first single from the album, ‘Satellites’ taps into the band’s more accessible side whilst retaining their skewed and wonderful off -kilter ‘dream thunderstorm pop’. The video for ‘Satellites’ can be viewed here –

With a penchant for enigmatic album titles. Their previous outing in 2009, ‘No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away’ revelled in ambition.

‘+ -‘, all skewed pop sensibility coupled with an ever expansive musical backdrop denotes the extremities of the band’s creative DNA and shows once more a band treading their own unique path.

Mew are: Jonas Bjerre,Bo Madsen, Silas Utke Graae Jorgenson and Jonas Wohlert

Mew hit-the-road in March with a handful of South East Asian dates and an appearance at this year’s SxSW festival in Texas followed by a short run of European shows.

More info at www.mewsite.com

Texas 25 Video and Album Announcement

T25TEXAS celebrate their 25th Anniversary in style with the release of their latest album ‘Texas 25’ which contains brand new songs along with the very best of the multi-million selling (over 38 million album sales so far), multi-platinum, Ivor Novello Award winning band.

The first single to be taken from ‘Texas 25’ is a brand new song, ‘Start A Family’ which is released on the same day as the album – February 16th 2015.

‘Start A Family’ is written by Texas stalwarts Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone along with newcomers Karen-Anne and Jack Townes. The track was recorded by Texas in Glasgow and New York. The song is is classic Texas – beautiful soulful pop with a stunning melody built around Sharleen’s powerful and evocative vocal.  ‘Start A Family’ will come with a cinematic video starring longtime Texas fan Alan Rickman, who memorably danced the tango with Sharleen in the video for ‘In Demand’ back in 2000.

Meanwhile ‘Texas 25’ contains three further brand new songs and highlights from the bands greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).

Recorded in the Queens studio of Truth & Soul and mixed at The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach’s Nashville studios, working on ‘Texas 25’ was a chance for Sharleen Spiteri and the boys to hear Black Eyed Boy, Halo, I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want, Summer Son, The Conversation with new ears. ‘It was incredible to be able to reflect on our body of work after 25 years and rework the tracks in a way that somehow is the very essence of what we’ve always been about, soul music.’ says Sharleen.