Tuesday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part I]


IAN BROWN 'Stellify' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

Ltd 7": Stel´li`fy: to change or be changed into a star [from Latin stella, a star] Ian Brown – NME Godlike Genius, Q Legend – returns this Autumn with a new single Stellify and his sixth studio album 'My Way'. Already critically heralded as his finest album yet, 'My Way' sees Brown reunited with long time collaborator, writer and producer Dave McCracken – the pairing that worked together on 'F.E.A.R.' 'My Way' was recorded at Battery Studios – the same place where Brown and the Stone Roses recorded their seminal debut album 20 years earlier. 'Stellify' is the first single to be taken from the album and has already received more radio and video airplay than any previous single since 'F.E.A.R.' The track was made available digitally on radio date and instantly shot to number 1 on iTunes, undeniably proving the time is right for a successful comeback. Ian Brown makes a triumphant return to the live arena as very special guest at this year's Reading / Leeds festival before headlining Dubai's inaugural Sound City event, and undertaking his own headline UK tour in Nov / Dec.


LADY GAGA 'LoveGame' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

C5 I 7" PicDisc: Lady Gaga will release her fourth single, 'LoveGame,' on 21 September 2009, backed with a host of remixes, including the Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix featuring Marilyn Manson. The video for LoveGame has already racked up more than 18 million views on YouTube and the song made Lady Gaga only the third artist in US history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart to achieve three #1 songs from a debut album when it climbed to the top spot on 16 July, replicating the success of her first two singles, 'Just Dance' and 'Poker Face'.

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RAMMSTEIN 'Pussy' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

C5: Germany's greatest rock band, Rammstein, return to the scene this year after an extended break from both studio and live activity. * A new album, 'Liebe Ist Für Alle Da', is now set for release in October, preceded by a double A-side CD single featuring two brand new recordings: 'Pussy' & 'Rammleid'. * The lead single/video from Rammstein's sixth studio album, 'Pussy' will be coupled together with 'Rammleid' as a limited edition, specially packaged CD single. * In keeping with the Rammstein tradition of delivering high quality packaging, the CD single will be a digipak containing an exclusive poster.


MIKA 'The Boy Who Knew Too Much' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

CD I 2CD: Global pop phenomenon MIKA releases his second album 'The Boy Who Knew Too Much' on September 21st through Island Records. The new album follows up his debut, 'Life in Cartoon Motion' which has sold nearly 6 million copies around the world and gone 5 x platinum in the UK for sales of over 1.5 million, as well as winning him BRIT, Ivor Novello and MTV Awards. 'We Are Golden' acts as a perfect opening track for an album that is written by Mika and co-produced by himself and Greg Wells. The album was recorded between London and Los Angeles over the last two years, and other guests include The Seawind Horns [Thriller, Off The Wall], Imogen Heap, Owen Pallet [from Final Fantasy, Arcade Fire] and Stuart Price. Fizzing with influences from big pop albums of the 80's and 90's through to Kurt Weill, 50's singer Patti Page and 70's singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, Mika describes the record as more grown up than it's precedessor. "'Life in Cartoon Motion' contained a lot of childhood references. The new album is more adolescent. I thought 'where do I go back to? Before all this happened, what made me start writing songs?' I loved that feeling of being 17/18 years old and I wanted to return to that period". The album is bristling with teenage possibilities and OMM describe is as "bursting with melodies and sounding dazzlingly carefree". Other new tracks include 'Blame It On the Girls' which marries skittering percussion with floor-stomping piano and a swoon-worthy chorus, while 'Rain' – featuring droplets of violin plucks from Owen Pallett and additional programming by Stuart Price – is a bona fide dancefloor anthem, Mika's stunning voice floating effortlessly over pillows of synths. Indeed, from stirring ballads to candy-coated choruses, the new album retains a breadth of vision that speaks not only to Mika's extraordinary melodic sensibilities, but also to the incredible stories he tells within his songs.


BRAND NEW 'Daisy' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

CD: Formed on Long Island, New York, in 2000, Brand New have earned a huge international cult following and critical acclaim with their previous albums 'Your Favorite Weapon' [2001], 'Deja Entendu' [2003] and 'The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me' [2006]. The band return this Autumn with their career-best record 'Daisy' out 21st September, a thrilling and sparse alternative rock milestone, drawing comparisons with the likes of Biffy Clyro, Thrice, Modest Mouse, Mars Volta, Radiohead and more. 'Daisy' was started and finished in the basement studio of longtime friend [and sometime unofficial fifth band member] Mike Sapone, and was mixed by Dave Sardy [Oasis, Rage Against The Machine, Cold War Kids]. When the single 'At The Bottom' debuted, it was named Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World Right Now' and, made available to download simultaneously, reached #15 on the iTunes Alternative Chart. It has so far received 40+ 5* ratings from iTunes customers, with glowing reviews from both their ardent existing fanbase and those new to the group. Jo Whiley has also spun the track in her daytime Radio 1 show to an extremely positive reaction.


MICHAEL BOLTON 'One World One Love' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

CD: 'One World One Love' is the brand new album from grammy-winning Amercian superstar Michael Bolton. A career spanning three decades and selling over 53 million records across the globe Michael is known in every corner of the world. 'One World One Love' is an album of 12 tracks co-written by Michael and includes collaborations with Ne-Yo and the woman of the moment, Lady Gaga. Two covers are included in this release 'Sign Your Name' and 'Crazy Love' This album is a return to form; new tracks that showcase Michael's vocal talents and justify his songwriting skills.


TOMMY STEELE 'The Very Best Of' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

2CD: He was a boy from Bermondsey in East London who went on to become Britain's original rock 'n' roller with 24 hit singles to his name including 'Rock The Caveman', 'Singing The Blues', 'Butterfingers', 'A Handful Of Songs' and 'Little White Bull'. He starred in films both in the UK and in Hollywood as well as appearing on the West End stage in numerous hit musicals including 'Singing in the Rain', 'Some Like it Hot' and 'Scrooge'. Tommy Steele is also a novelist, sculptor, painter and a songwriter who had a hand in dozens of his early recordings, including many of his hits. Tommy Steele is also a national treasure, instantly recognisable to anyone over the age of 45 for not just his many achievements but also because there wasn't a Saturday that went by without 'Little White Bull' being played during Uncle Mac's Children's Favourites on the BBC.


BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' [Release Date 21/09/2009]

LP: Bombay Bicycle Club release a vinyl edition their astonishing debut album 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' (recorded by long-term producer Jim Abbiss) through Island Records on 21st September. 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' is a beautifully literate and ambitious debut. From the dizzying MBV/M83 swoops and morning-after ruefulness of the LP's opening song to the open-tuned, Appalachian folk feel of the record's closing track, the album thrums with subtle invention and quiet emotional intensity. Fans of Bloc Party, Broken Social Scene and Bon Iver – or any mildly sensitive soul with a fondness for ricocheting guitar chords – will be utterly beguiled. Indie rock rarely gets to enjoy its innocence these days, but Bombay Bicycle Club know that's exactly what makes it precious. Jamie and Jack formed Bombay Bicycle Club after spending their early teens trying to sneak into 18+ gigs together. They were dissuaded at first by Jamie's guitar-playing Dad, Neill MacColl (son of Ewan, sister of Kirsty), who once told Jack he should become a plumber rather than a musician if he ever wanted to make a decent living. Then Neill heard the astonishing cache of songs Jack had amassed in his bedroom with Garageband and a cheap guitar, and instantly changed his mind, offering to produce Bombay Bicycle Club's first demos.

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