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.
TEXAS 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.
2015 Metro FM nominations have been announced and Gallo Record Company is excited with the artist nominated. It is such an honour to have our artists such as Jonathan Butler “Living My Dream”, Kyle Shepherd “Dream State” nominated in The Best Urban Jazz Album category. Nominated in two categories we have Moneoa “Ndim Lo” for Best RnB Single of the Year and Best Female Album of the Year as well as DJ QTPresents “Quantized Mix 7” nominated for The Best Gospel Album as well as Best Dance Album of the Year.
This marks 4 artists in total nominated for the 2015 Metro FM Awards from the Gallo Records stable.
“We are so proud to be the custodians of these four artists – we congratulate the nominees once again for their tremendous work”. Says Neil Greenberg – General Manager – Gallo Record Company.