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The Academic x Them

THE ACADEMIC SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR THEM WATCH HERE

LIFTED FROM RECENT ACTING MY AGE EP

The Irish four-piece combine lighthearted beats and melodic riffs with a sweet indie-pop groove to create a catchy, feel-good track. Alt Press;
an artful blend of love songs that range from indietronica and power pop to alternative rock. Music Connection Quickly becoming one of 2020’s bands most likely to succeed.

Today, Irish indie rockers The Academicshare the lyric video for their song Them WATCH HERE. It is lifted from the band’s acclaimed EP, Acting My Age, released via Capitol Records at the turn of the Summer.

The Academic have been dropping their sharp, intensely listenable, moreish indie rock songs and finding themselves gaining more and more fans with each new release. It’s exactly what an artist wants and expects to happen, but The Academic are doing at a dizzying speed that finds them playing some of the UK’s more substantial venues before they’ve had much opportunity to introduce themselves.

Where the songs released to date have been suitably frenetic, Them shows a more reflective, soothing sound. Some light and shade to compliment the scorching riffs and heady melodies that have quickly become their trademark. It’s a mature finale to an introductory collection that should see The Academicsoar into 2021 and all the buzz of excitement that brings.

“I wrote it about my younger sister, who’s going through a lot of the house-parties-with-friends thing which I’m kind of out of now,” vocalist Craig Fitzgerald explains.

That Mullingar, Ireland has them down as hometown heroes and local-boys-about-to-explode, will doubtless be of importance to those who have studied the rulebook of city specific era-defining guitar acts from Oasis to Arctic Monkeys, Sam Fender to Kasabian. Primed now as Ireland’s most likely to, The Academicare ready to become what they deserve.

Fronted by Craig Fitzgerald, a man who gives good quote without over-selling the product, the young four-piece sit at the centre of a venn diagram that draws from the likes of Phoenix, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and Vampire Weekend.

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CALUM SCOTT!!

CALUM SCOTT PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR “WHAT I MISS MOST” TODAY

CALUM TO PERFORM “YOU ARE THE REASON” WITH LEONA LEWIS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA ON JUNE 6TH LIVE ON ABC.

DEBUT ALBUM – ONLY HUMAN – OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS.

U.K breakout artist Calum Scott releases the new video for “What I Miss Most” today. Directed by Ozzie Pullin and filmed in the U.K., the video and song unfold as a triumphant homage to Calum’s hometown and country. Says Calum, “This song is all about nostalgia and missing home, for me that’s Hull! Watch the video HERE and check out Calum perform the bright and soaring track live from Abbey Road Studios HERE.

Calum’s debut album, Only Human hit #1 on iTunes in over 20 countries. Tracks from the album, out now on Capitol Records, have over 1 billion combined streams and his new single, “You Are The Reason” is already certified Gold. Calum will perform the song live with vocal powerhouse and 3-time Grammy nominee, Leona Lewis on Good Morning America on June 6th on ABC. Calum was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single, for his poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” which became a global sensation with over 750 million streams worldwide, and is now Platinum in five countries.

“Scott’s stunningly pure voice is affecting enough in itself, but his lyrics on every one of the (album’s) tracks are vulnerable and raw.”

“With Only Human, (Calum Scott) makes an impressive splash, a compelling debut album.”

“What I Miss Most” is propulsive, a soaring mid-tempo track about homesickness.”

“A record filled with lyrical gold, Only Human reveals an intense and honest vulnerability to songwriting.
Wholesome and hopeful, Scott elegantly transforms pain into beauty, soulfully unwinding his personal life throughout the album.”

Capitol Records Continues Celebration of 75th Anniversary With Second Installment of Holiday & Seasonal Classics

Capitol Records’ celebration of its 75th anniversary continues with the release of A Capitol Christmas Volume 2, a collection of 24 timeless holiday and seasonal classics sung by the label’s unmatched list of legends. Available now digitally and on 2CD, and December 1 as a double LP in gatefold cover, the album brings together some of pop music’s most iconic holiday songs with extremely rare recordings originally issued in very limited release. Volume 2’s list of singers includes Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys, Wayne Newton, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer, The Louvin Brothers and many more, with each contribution lovingly chronicled in liner notes provided by compilation producer Jay Landers.

 

Order and stream A Capitol Christmas Volume 2: http://lnk.to/CapitolChristmas2

A fitting companion to last year’s timeless collection, A Capitol Christmas Volume 2 continues to mine Capitol’s deep reservoir of holiday and seasonal standards sung by millions of celebrants each winter. The album features Wayne Newton’s jubilant takes on the rockabilly Christmas classic “Jingle Bell Rock” and perennial favorite “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” both originally released in 1966 on his first holiday album, Songs For A Merry Christmas, three years after his debut record on Capitol. Glen Campbell was one of Capitol’s most iconic stars of the ‘60s and ‘70s, recording a remarkable 40 albums for the label. In 1968, on the heels of a string of hit albums – the Grammy Award-winning By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Gentle On My Mind and the #1 record Wichita Lineman – Campbell teamed back up with Capitol’s in-house producer and arranger Al De Lory for That Christmas Feeling. The album is showcased here with Campbell’s exquisite rendition of the Elvis Presley-immortalized “Blue Christmas” and the lesser known “Old Toy Trains,” which was written by his good friend Roger Miller and shows off a different side of the singer. Second only to the Beatles, The Beach Boys were Capitol’s most popular recording act from the ‘60s until the end of the decade. For their fifth Capitol release, Brian Wilson turned his attention to the holidays, asking Four Freshmen’s arranger, Dick Reynolds, to write the charts for a 40-piece orchestra. The result was 1964’s The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album which featured their sunny take on “Frosty the Snowman” and Wilson’s original “Christmas Day,” which marked rhythm guitarist Al Jardine’s debut as a lead singer, both included here. 

 

The album spotlights some of the best of Capitol’s Christmas recordings from the 1940s, ’50 and ‘60s and transports listeners to a simpler time. Take thirteen-year-old Molly Bee’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” which caused a stir in 1952 when the song’s lyrics were condemned by the Catholic Church of Boston, but has survived to become a modern holiday classic, as easily recognizable as more traditional fare like “White Christmas.” Irving Berlin’s iconic song is represented here with a tranquil guitar and vocal-driven version by six-string legend Les Paul and his foil Mary Ford. Other chestnuts include crooner Al Martino’s lush, orchestral “Silver Bells” and Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians instrumental “Auld Lang Syne,” a song so ubiquitous it’s the soundtrack to New Year’s Eve around the world.

 

In addition to the beloved seasonal standards, the holiday compilation also features rare and interesting takes throughout like Nancy Wilson’s perfect interpretation of Frank Sinatra’s “The Christmas Waltz,” a true rarity that only appeared on a December 1968 limited-press promotional LP, The Capitol Disc Jockey Album. The incomparable Dinah Shore’s delivers a lightly swinging rendition of “Jingle Bells” originally issued on an unknown number of complimentary vinyl discs that were distributed as Christmas cards in Chevrolet dealerships around the country. Accomplished recording artist and movie star Lena Horne is spotlighted with the joyous “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and the beautiful, pensive “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” That song was a rare non-musical theater entry by Frank Loesser, composer of “Guys & Dolls” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” In Horne’s hands, the song becomes an alluring jazz ballad. And “Away in a Manger” in the hands of Charlie and Ira Louvin is nothing short of miraculous, full of raw emotion and the unrelenting shadow of sin the Louvins were so great at conveying.

 

In the true spirit of the holidays, A Capitol Christmas Volume 2 collects two dozen magical recordings that have helped to make the season bright for generations, bringing joy to the hearts and ears.

 

A CAPITOL CHRISTMAS CD/DIGITAL TRACK LISTING

1. Jingle Bell Rock – Wayne Newton

2. Blue Christmas – Glen Campbell

3. The Christmas Waltz – Nancy Wilson

4. Frosty The Snowman – The Beach Boys

5. Christmas All Alone – The Lettermen

6. Jingle Bells – Dinah Shore

7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Molly Bee

8. A Marshmallow World – Ray Anthony and his Orchestra

9. Winter Wonderland – Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers

10. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – The Starlighters

11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Lena Horne

12. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Wayne Newton

13. Christmas Day – The Beach Boys

14. Old Toy Trains – Glen Campbell

15. Away in a Manger – The Louvin Brothers

16. Silver Bells – Al Martino

17. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

18. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Lena Horne

19. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Sonny James

20. Song of the Sleigh Bells – June Hutton & Axel Stordahl

21. Love Turns Winter to Spring – The Four Freshmen

22. White Christmas – Les Paul & Mary Ford

23. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) – Gordon MacRae

24. Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

 

A CAPITOL CHRISTMAS VOL. 2 LP TRACK LISTING

SIDE A

1. Jingle Bell Rock – Wayne Newton

2. Blue Christmas – Glen Campbell

3. The Christmas Waltz – Nancy Wilson

4. Frosty The Snowman – The Beach Boys

5. Christmas All Alone – The Lettermen

6. Jingle Bells – Dinah Shore

 

SIDE B

1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Molly Bee

2. A Marshmallow World – Ray Anthony and his Orchestra

3. Winter Wonderland – Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers

4. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – The Starlighters

5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Lena Horne

6. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Wayne Newton

 

SIDE C

1. Christmas Day – The Beach Boys

2. Old Toy Trains – Glen Campbell

3. Away in a Manger – The Louvin Brothers

4. Silver Bells – Al Martino

5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

6. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Lena Horne

 

SIDE D

1. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Sonny James

2. Song of the Sleigh Bells – June Hutton & Axel Stordahl

3. Love Turns Winter to Spring – The Four Freshmen

4. White Christmas – Les Paul & Mary Ford

5. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) – Gordon MacRae

6. Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

Barns Courtney Shares New Songs

BARNS COURTNEY SHARES NEW SONGS,“KICKS” AND “NEVER LET YOU DOWN,” FROM

DEBUT ALBUM, THE ATTRACTIONS OF YOUTH,

OUT SEPTEMBER 29


Fans Who Pre-Order Digital AlbumWill Instantly Receive Six Tracks, Including Hit Singles “Golden Dandelions,” “Fire” And “Glitter & Gold”

 
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Barns Courtney has revealed the track listing for his debut album, The Attractions Of Youth, and shared a pair of songs from the album, “Kicks” and “Never Let You Down.”

 

Capitol Records will release The Attractions Of Youth on September 29. The album pre-order is underway now at all digital retailers. Visit http://barnscourtney.lnk.to/TAOYPR. It is also available for pre-order at http://barnscourtney.lnk.to/ShopPR. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Kicks” and “Never Let You Down” plus Barns Courtney’s new single, “Golden Dandelions,” and three tracks that appeared originally on his debut EP — “Fire,” “Glitter & Gold” and “Hellfire.” See below for the complete track listing.

 

Although Barns Courtney broke his foot in three places while diving off stage in July at Milwaukee’s Summerstage, as documented HERE, he wasn’t about to miss Lollapalooza. So, he performed from a hospital bed with crutches and a nurse in tow. His summer dates conclude with a return to Milwaukee tomorrow, September 9, for the Rock The Green festival. Visit www.barnscourtney.com for more details.


 

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The Attractions Of Youth
is an impressive statement from the young artist. From the raucous Americana excitement of “Hands” and “Hobo Rocket” to the more stripped-back sounds of “Goodbye John Smith” and “Little Boy,” it showcases Barns Courtney’s versatility and soaring vocals. The single “Golden Dandelions” is already in the top 20 at Alternative radio and has nearly two million streams to date. It’s his fifth track to surpass the one million streams mark. Before the album’s release, and with only one EP out to date, Barns Courtney has already surpassed 65 million combined streams globally — with nearly half of those streams in the U.S.

 

The album also includes “Fire,” a Top 5 hit at Triple A radio and a Top 15 hit at Alternative, and “Glitter & Gold,” which topped the Spotify UK Viral Chart and has been heard in promotional spots for Miller Lite, Showtime and the critically acclaimed film The Founder.

 

A member of the Green Bay Packers staff heard “Glitter & Gold,” and knew it would catch on with Packers fans. At the team’s request, Barns Courtney re-recorded the track as “Green & Gold.” It will be the featured song for The Packers‘ Fall 2017 NFL Season. Listen to “Green & GoldHERE and “Glitter & GoldHERE.

 

Barns Courtney has a cameo in the video for Charli XCX’s “Boys,” which racked up 15 million views in its first week. He has opened for The Who at London’s Wembley Stadium and has also supported Ed Sheeran, Elle King, Blur, Fitz and The Tantrums, Tom Odell and The Libertines.

 

The Attractions Of Youth – Track Listing

 

1. Fire

2. Glitter & Gold

3. Hands

4. Golden Dandelions

5. Hellfire

6. Hobo Rocket

7. Hobo Outside Tesco, London

8. Champion

9. Kicks

10. Never Let You Down

11. Goodbye John Smith

12. Little Boy

13. Rather Die

14. The Attractions Of Youth