ADELE’S “SKYFALL”, OFFICIAL THEME SONG TO LATEST JAMES BOND 007 FEATURE SKYFALL™, PREMIERES AT 0:07 BST VIA HOME.ADELE.TV OCTOBER 5th
“SKYFALL” RELEASE TO COINCIDE WITH 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JAMES BOND 007
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER GLOBALLY ON iTUNES TODAY
(October 1, 2012; XL Recordings, London) – Adele will premiere her latest recording “Skyfall,” the official theme song to the upcoming 007 adventure of the same name, globally via her official site (http://home.adele.tv) on Friday October 5th at 0:07 BST/London time, and the track will be available to purchase as a download immediately after this premiere. It is available for pre-order at iTunes starting today (http://smarturl.it/AdeleSkyfall). October 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and thus the James Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as Global James Bond Day.
After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall™.” Adele admits, “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done, which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure!” Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, “Skyfall” features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.
“Skyfall” is the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful album 21 in early 2011. To date 21 has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele 6 Grammy Awards, 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards.
“Skyfall” the movie will be released on October 26, 2012 in the UK and on November 9, 2012 in the U.S.
Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 inSKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.
Following an incredible, packed-out show in Paris last week alongside French television and radio appearances, Eugene McGuinness has returned to the UK and announced plans for a mini tour this November, ending at London’s prestigious 100 Club. Full tour details can be found below.
Released in August, Eugene’s album ‘The Invitation to the Voyage’ was preceded by the fast-paced, jerky brilliance of singles ‘Lion’ and ‘Shotgun’. Blending his strong and unique lyricism with powerful pop melodies, ‘The Invitation…’ saw McGuinness take his song writing up another notch without losing grasp of what makes him a distinctive artist: his contemporary, surreal and fantastical view of modern life.
Live, the album evolves into something both melodic and chaotic. Eugene and his band allow ‘The Invitation to the Voyage’ to take on a different persona, opening doors to a side of the album the casual listener may initially miss.
To read our review of ‘Invitation To The Voyage’ click HERE
Watch the video for Eugene’s most recent single ‘Harlequinade’ HERE
Full Eugene McGuinness tour dates are as follows:
4th October – Hammersmith Apollo, London (supporting The Temper Trap)
11th November – Academy 2, Liverpool
12th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield
13th November – Exchange, Bristol
14th November – 100 Club, London
Cover photo credit: Dean Rogers
Crushing Blows are a two-piece, noise pop band from Derbyshire who have drawn comparisons to Battles, Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire. Despite their broad influences (My Bloody Valentine, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Pixies) the band have a developed a sound that is both extremely distinctive and exceptional.
Since forming in 2010, Crushing Blows have been championed by Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens (who put them on at The Social) and had airplay from BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 & BBC Introducing. They have also played festivalssuch as Y Not, T in the Park & Liverpool Sound City and supported Cerebal Ballzy, D/R/U/G/S & The Xcerts to name but a few.
The new EP is due for release on 12th November through the band’s own label, Super Heavy Weight Records. It was recorded and mixed by Jim Cork (Crash of Rhinos) and the title track was made ‘Track of the Week’ by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) on his Amazing Radio show.
We’ll have a full review of the EP this week!
Crushing Blows are; Andrew Foster – Drums / Vocals / Keyboard and Chris Jones – Guitar / Vocals.
Fri 19th October – Swn Festival, Cardiff
Sat 20th Oct – Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester (Matinee show)
Sat 20th October – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool w/ Bear Cavalry
Sun 21st October – The Library, Leeds w/ Metz
Mon 22nd October – TBC
Tues 23rd October – The Old Blue Last, London w/ Bear Cavalry
Wed 24th October – The Firebug, Leicester
Thurs 25th October – JT Soar, Nottingham
Fri 26th Oct – TBC
Sat 27th October – The Cavern, Exeter
1. The People You Will Never Meet
2. I Dream of Becoming A Girl
3. Love is Dangerous
4. No Halcyon
MY PRESERVER have announced their autumn UK tour dates and a new single ‘Terrorist’ to be released on October 22nd2012.
Formed back in 2010, London rock outfit My Preserver are a rapidly rising star in the music world. 2012 saw My Preserver’s first official release with the debut single ‘King Jesus’, released on the band’s own imprint, Eight Calls East Records.
The single quickly picked up the ears of Kerrang! magazine who requested the band for a photoshoot and ran a full page feature declaring the group “One of the most exciting – and important – new British bands to emerge this year”. Meanwhile the track hit the airwaves on XFM, Kerrang! Radio and BBC Introducing.
With the demand created around the single release of ‘King Jesus’ and the anthemic follow up ‘You Know Something That I Don’t Know’ a headline UK tour was quickly booked in, followed by a Rock Sound magazine feature and a track on the publication’s cover-mount CD in August 2012.
The anticipation continues to build around My Preserver’s debut album ‘Revolutions In The Head’ released on November 5th2012. Recorded with Premen Underhill (Bloc Party, Klaxons) on production duties, the album’s eleven hard-hitting tracks highlight topics such as politics (‘You Know Something That I Don’t Know’), society (‘Loose Change’) and environmental issues (‘The Green Wash’), all set in place with a frenetic energy, sharp intelligence and jaw-dropping technical ability.
The singles ‘King Jesus’ and ‘You Know Something That I Don’t Know’ are available now from www.mypreserver.comand all good digital stores.
The new single ‘Terrorist’ will be released on October 22nd 2012 and My Preserver’s debut album “Revolutions In The Head” will be released on November 5th2012.
AUGUST TOUR DATES
29 Sept – Birmingham – O2 Academy 3
01 Oct – Sheffield – Corporation
02 Oct – Guildford – Boiler Room
03 Oct – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
04 Oct – Cardiff – Ten Feet Tall
05 Oct – Reading – Play
06 Oct – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
08 Oct – London – Old Blue Last
11 Oct – Derby – The Venue
12 Oct – Manchester – Night And Day
14 Oct – Leicester – Soundhouse
Citizens! reveal their extremely romantic and sexy music video ‘True Romance”, with Wonderland today HERE. The band contributes their inspiration for the “True Romance” video to the image they got from a couple kissing at the Vancouver riots.
Much like this scene, the song and video represent “the way in which we look for the intense personal moment to triumph over the doom and chaos of the world at large.”
The captivating video was directed by the French collective We are from LA.
CITIZENS! release single True Romance, through Kitsuné on Monday 24th September 2012.
Proclaimed as one of the songs of the summer by NME, the single is taken from their recently released Alex Kapranos produced debut album. Here We Are.
The end of last year saw the band support The Rapture and more recently they played the Electric Ballroom in London as part of the NME’s run of Award show gigs, completed a three-week sold-out residency at London’s Ridley Road Market Bar, finished a U.K. tour which culminated in a sold-out London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen show and performed at various festivals including Field Day, Reading & Leeds festival, London’s 1234 Festival in Shoreditch Park & the Bingley Music Live Festival.
The band have since announced their biggest headline tour to date commencing in Glasgow on November 13th.
The full list of dates for the bands UK November headline tour is as follows:
13th Glasgow King Tuts www.gigsinscotland.com/
14th Edinburgh Electric Circus www.gigsinscotland.com/
16th Darlington The Hub www.thehubdarlington.co.uk/
18th York Fibbers www.wegottickets.com
19th Brighton The Haunt http://www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk
20th London XOYO www.gigsandtours.com
Tickets for the bands headline November tour are available to buy via the above links and are priced at £8 (except Darlington where they are £5 and £10 in London).
Citizens! are: Tom Burke (vocals), Thom Rhoades (guitar), Martyn Richmond (bass), Lawrence Diamond (keyboards / guitar) & Mike Evans (drums)