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iann dior – Better Things Tour

Multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist iann dior announces today his 2022 European headlining “iann dior: Better Things Tour.” Kicking off 22nd of January 2022 at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, the tour will hit 23 cities across Europe. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 3rd of September. For more information and on sale times, please click HERE.

Rapper and singer iann dior will embark on the “Better Things Tour” following his biggest year to date in 2020. He earned a Billboard Hot 100 #1 for his feature on “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which spent 33 weeks inside the Top 10 and is now 4x Platinum. He is currently nominated for 2 MTV VMAs for Best Song and Best Collaboration for “Mood” with 24kGoldn. He has added to his accolades four RIAA-certified gold singles and collaborations with everyone from Travis Barker to Clean Bandit to Lil Baby. With all of these achievements under his belt, iann dior has become a genre-agnostic force to be reckoned with in pop music today. Most recently, he released his two-track bundle Still Here, which includes his second collaboration with Trippie Redd, “shots in the dark” that currently has over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. “shots in the dark” is the follow up to their 2019 collab, “gone girl.” Iann is currently on the road with Trippie Redd’s “Tripp at Knight” North American Tour this fall with Sofaygo.

About iann dior

Multi-platinum selling, chart topping, iann dior has become one of the industry’s fastest rising new artists. Puerto Rican-born, Corpus Christi-raised Michael Iann Olmo (also known as “iann dior”) found success with the first song he ever wrote. After uploading to SoundCloud, the song gained 10,000 plays in its first week and caught the ear of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor who invited the budding songwriter to work with him in LA. Shortly afterwards, iann dior inked a deal with Elliot Grainge’s label 10K Projects in April 2019 and released his project Industry Plant.

2020 was a breakout year for the burgeoning star with his feature on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which is now certified 4x platinum and charted inside the Top 10 for 33 weeks, spending 8 consecutive weeks at #1. The duo performed the track on the American Music Awards, are currently nominated for 2 VMAS for Song of the Year and Best Collaboration, and have received additional nominations for 3 Billboard Music Awards and 1 iHeartRadio Music Award for their success with “Mood.” iann has released songs with acts like Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Clean Bandit, Trippie Redd and more. Known as a highly versatile talent, his work has charted in Alternative, Pop, Rap and Electronic/Dance genres and has earned him the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. Most recently he released new tracks “shots in the dark” ft. Trippie Redd and “don’t wanna believe” which have already amassed over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. As he prepares to release more new music in 2021, iann dior assures his fans this is only the beginning. “A number one album is up next,” he said, “I want to become the number one artist in the world, and I am fully determined and obsessed with being the greatest.”

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Foy Vance × Hair Of The Dog

Award-winning Northern Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance has released “Hair Of The Dog”, the latest track off his forthcoming album Signs Of Life. The song is available to stream and download starting today HERE. Signs Of Life is due for release on September 10 via Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records/Elektra Records. The album is available for pre-order now HERE.
Signs Of Life is the sound of a beloved singer-songwriter at the peak of his powers. It’s also the sound of a man, a husband, a father, a sinner, a drinker belatedly coming to terms with his demons. Namely, after years and years of almost constant touring, an addiction to alcohol and painkillers. In the bluesy, woozy “Hair Of The Dog” Vance tackles the subject head on, listing his self-medicating crutches while confessing :You no longer make me happy / You no longer make me smile / You take everything that’s good within me.”
“I had my first extended period off the road for twenty years, and I realised: wow, I drink two bottles of wine and at least a half bottle of vodka a day,” Vance explains. “I’d start the day with codeine to get myself sorted, and I’d smoke joints throughout the day. I’m showing all the signs of death, getting ashen, grey, smoking more, drinking more, smoking more I hit a wall.”
“The idea for Hair Of The Dog had been around for a while,” he continues. “I was smiling as I wrote it. I thought it was a bit too on-the-nose, but then, the situation is on-the-nose. And the feel is a tip of the hat to the woozy-ness of the beginning of this journey. I want it to make you almost feel a bit seasick.”
“Hair Of The Dog” follows previously released tracks “If Christopher Calls,” “Time Stand Still,” “Signs Of Life” and “Sapling”. Upon its release, The New York Times featured “Sapling” in The Playlist and Clash Music applauded the song as “An instant fan favorite a song about renewal and survival” The album’s early tracks have received additional praise from Entertainment Tonight, Americana UK, and more.
Vance will celebrate Signs Of Life’s arrival with An Evening With Foy Vance, an intimate tour of the UK and US, including stops in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Remaining tickets for the largely sold-out run of shows are available now HERE.
Signs Of Life was recorded in three locations: Vance’s Pilgrim studio at home on the shores of Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire, another recording set-up in a nearby Dunvarlich House, and at Plan B’s Kings X studio in London. The album was written and played more or less entirely by Vance, with assistance from young Northern Irish producer Gareth Dunlop. Serendipitously, Dunlop had been inspired on his career path by a chance encounter with Vance in a coffee shop 18 years ago.
Commenting on the album’s timely subject matter, Vance shared, “Signs of Life is about re-emergence me in my own soft revolution, the world re-emerging in what we’re about to see as we hopefully go back to some semblance of normality. But just life in general  flowers growing through the cracks in Chernobyl. Life finds a way, doesn’t it?”
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Third Man announces Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York

Third Man Records is excited to announce Vault Package #49: Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985). In conjunction with Sony/Legacy, Third Man will release this 4xLP collection (pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit) full of previously unreleased outtakes, mixes and more, complete with a 16-page booklet of liner notes and track notations and four uniquely-colored LPs in their own individual LP sleeves, all housed together in an impressive custom slipcase. The songs on the Third Man Vault will be the ONLY vinyl release of those 42 songs. There is NO material overlap between the 2xLP version from Sony/Legacy and the 4xLP release from Third Man. Sign up is open now through July 31 at midnight CT.

In the early 1980s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapter in his studio catalog. The latest in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan’s vast and complex catalog, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter and a recording artist from 1980 through 1985. Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York (1980-1985) celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan’s albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances and more.

Third Man Records, in conjunction with Sony/Legacy, is humbled to release a limited edition 4LP vinyl collection of Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) as their 49th Vault package. Pressed on gold, violet, orange and purple discs at the state-of-the-art Third Man Pressing facility in Detroit, the set includes a 16-page booklet of liner notes and track notations, as well as individual LP sleeves all housed together in an impressive slipcase.

Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) is also available in a deluxe 5xCD boxset as well as 2xCD and 2xLP 12” vinyl highlight packages. The songs on the Third Man Vault will be the ONLY vinyl release of those 42 songs. There is NO material overlap between the 2xLP version from Sony/Legacy and the 4xLP release from Third Man.

LP One of Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) was recorded in 1980 and 1981 and finds Dylan rehearsing a variety of his own catalog compositions (“Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)”), rearranging some traditional folk tunes (“Jesus Met the Woman at the Well,” “Mary of the Wild Moor”) and revving up a selection of surprising covers (“Mystery Train” featuring Ringo Starr, “Fever,” “Abraham, Martin and John”) with a group of musicians including Frank Fred Tackett (guitar), David Mansfield (mandolin), Willie Smith (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums) and background vocals by Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Gwen Evans, and Regina McCrary.

LP Two of Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York (1980-1985) is devoted to outtakes and alternate takes of recordings, produced by Chuck Plotkin for Shot of Love, as well as material Bob Dylan wrote for Infidels, performed by the all-star band assembled for the album, produced by Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, which featured Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass) and Sly Dunbar (drums).

LP Four of the album includes live tracks (“Enough Is Enough” from Slane Castle, Ireland, and “License to Kill” from Late Night with David Letterman, March 22, 1984) alongside alternate takes and outtakes from the Empire Burlesque sessions, produced by Bob Dylan, including the premiere of the new song “Straight A’s in Love.”

According to the Producer’s Note in the album: “The alternate takes selected for this set are different than the ones released on previous volumes of The Bootleg Series. They are included here to illustrate the musical journey Bob Dylan undertook during these years.”

In his liner notes for Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York, Damien Love writes, “And that’s the real story of this gloriously untrammeled collection. The songs. The songs stripped free of trappings, tampering, passing tastes, and judgements. The songs broken down to the sound of people really doing this, right now, acting on instinct. The songs rough and rowdy, bruised and tender, joking and crying, nagging and striving and yearning. The songs were always there, and here they are still, keeping pace with us.”

Fans have only until July 31st to subscribe to Third Man Records Vault, where they will automatically receive this package. Visit here to sign up.

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Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985)

Third Man Records 4-LP Set

Track List: 

LP-1

  1. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) – Rehearsal
  2. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well – Rehearsal
  3. Mary of the Wild Moor – Rehearsal
  4. A Couple More Years – Rehearsal
  5. This Night Won’t Last Forever – Rehearsal
  6. Mystery Train – Shot of Love outtake
  7. We Just Disagree – Rehearsal
  8. Let’s Keep It Between Us – Rehearsal
  9. Fever – Rehearsal
  10. Abraham, Martin and John – Rehearsal
  11. Angelina – Shot of Love outtake

LP-2

  1. Price of Love – Shot of Love outtake
  2. I Wish It Would Rain – Shot of Love outtake
  3. Let It Be Me – International 7” Single B-side*
  4. Donߣt Ever Take Yourself Away – Shot of Love outtake*
  5. Cold, Cold Heart – Shot of Love outtake
  6. Is It Worth It? – Shot of Love outtake
  7. Borrowed Time – Shot of Love outtake
  8. Yes Sir, No Sir – Shot of Love outtake
  9. This Was My Love – Infidels outtake
  10. Donߣt Fall Apart on Me Tonight [version 2] – Infidels alternate take
  11. Neighborhood Bully – Infidels alternate take

LP-3

  1. Too Late [acoustic version] – Infidels outtake
  2. Clean Cut Kid – Infidels outtake
  3. Baby What You Want Me to Do – Infidels outtake
  4. Foot of Pride – Infidels outtake
  5. I and I – Infidels alternate take
  6. Green, Green Grass of Home – Infidels outtake
  7. Union Sundown – Infidels alternate take
  8. Lord Protect My Child – Infidels outtake
  9. Tell Me – Infidels outtake

LP-4

  1. Enough is Enough [live] – Slane Castle, Ireland
  2. License to Kill [live] – Late Night with David Letterman, March 22, 1984
  3. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground – Infidels outtake
  4. Julius and Ethel – Infidels outtake
  5. I’ll Remember You – Empire Burlesque alternate take
  6. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky [slow version] – Empire Burlesque alternate take
  1. Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) – Empire Burlesque alternate mix
  2. Emotionally Yours – Empire Burlesque alternate take
  3. Clean Cut Kid – Empire Burlesque alternate take,
  4. Straight A’s in Love – Empire Burlesque outtake
  5. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky [fast version] – Empire Burlesque alternate take

All tracks previously unreleased except *

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The Academic × Not Your Summer

Irish purveyors of hook-heavy indie-rock scorchers, The Academic share the video for their new single, “Not Your Summer.” The track is lifted from the band’s new Community Spirit EP which was released on July 16 via Capitol Records.

The video was directed by Hope Kemp and Ronan Corrigan from Tearjerker Films, who have worked with The Academic on previous singles “Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me),” “Acting My Age” and “Anything Could Happen.” It was shot at the derelict Waterworld in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

Just last week, The Academic joined forces with BBDO New York and Open The Portalanimation studio for a pioneering live animation event using the medium of Google Slides. The video was aired in real-time to 300 lucky Academic fans across three separate art performances.

The video featured the input and knowledge of a team of animators and the band themselves, collaborating behind the scenes to create new slides every second. Loosely on the song’s lyrics, the animation spoke of the isolation experienced throughout 2020, and the internal conflicts none of us could have predicted. Fans who weren’t able to join the livestream were redirected to YouTube to view the video and band’s interaction live. A link to the Google Slides video will be shared on YouTube imminently.

Watch the video HERE

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Rowan – Everybody Talks

Rising Cork trio Rowan share their sophomore EP Everybody Talks, today via their new label home, LA’s Beverly Martel. This week they also shared their grittiest and the deepest single for last, “One Of These Days.” The new release comes with an equally moving black and white music video. Pounding drums hold the foundation as the bright treble of the band’s guitars build the song higher and higher, only to come down into a honey-soaked bridge, where frontman Dylan Howe’s vocals mix with sweeter guitar melodies. Right after, a guitar solo takes the wheel, and the song thumps on.

On the track, Howe says, “One Of These Days is a song about the desire for vengeance after a relationship breaks down. ‘One of these days I’ll get her back’ is sung from the perspective of revenge rather than longing. It’s ambiguity is tied in with the contrast of ‘Smile’ and ‘Cry’ in the chorus. The bittersweet emotions of anger and love are contrasted with imagery such as death and infancy and Robert Emmet’s love for Ireland, in which he faced the gallows for.”

On the video, he adds: “The video for “One Of These Days” is a snapshot of a grittier Ireland. Touching on addiction, substance abuse and dealing with one’s inner turmoil. One person’s normality is another person’s insanity. The video is a comment on how we perceive the outsiders of society, and how isolated they can be because of the collective view on them.”

The new single follows the previous release, “Nothing’s Gonna Change,” an addictive, shimmering indie anthem, laced with soaring melodies and call-and-response guitars. Accompanied by a new music video that shows the band playing live, there’s an intimacy and quirkiness to being invited into their practice space for a private show. The first single and title track, “Everybody Talks,” is also out now with a music video.

Born out of the early pandemic last year, when the three accomplished musicians were forced into a hiatus from session work, Rowan is fast becoming one of the most exciting new Irish acts around. With a wealth of songs written over the years, primarily by vocalist Dylan Howe in his bedroom, the first clutch of songs Rowan released were delicate, longing and beautiful. 

Released in November last year, their debut EP No One Is Safe Here is a wistful collection of quiet serenity. Full of longing, escapism and a desire to be somewhere else, the songs were inspired by Dylan’s various struggles with mental health.

Of course, there were questions about whether Rowan should release music during a pandemic, especially with most established acts waiting for it all to blow over. “We figured doing anything was better than radio silence,” explains Fionn and he was right. People connected to the pained escapism their music offered, which seemed to speak to the current moment in time perfectly. They didn’t have expectations to suddenly become the biggest band in the world, “we just wanted to connect to people”. 

Connecting with people is exactly what Rowan did. With a groundswell of support from the likes of Hot Press, Nialler & Golden Plec, the band have also amassed hundreds of thousands of streams off their own backs. Now, under new label home Beverly Martel, Rowan continues to establish themselves as an emotional force to be reckoned with. A debut album is already in the works, whilst Everybody Talks comes as their next bold, defiant offering. In celebration of the EP’s release, the band will perform a very special headline show at Dublin’s Button Factory on 23rd July. Tickets are available HERE.

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Nothing But Thieves – Moral Panic II

NOTHING BUT THIEVES SHARE MORAL PANIC II OUT NOW

ANNOUNCE 3 INTIMATE LIVE AT LAST UK WARM-UP TOUR DATES

AUTUMN 2021 UK, IRELAND AND EUROPEAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

Political turmoil, climate change, and the toxicity of the internet all pour into Nothing But Thieves record Moral Panic. –  TLOBF

The band achieve another phenomenal album – Clash

This is the sound of a band who understand their audience but also delight in taking risks – Gigwise

A living, breathing, and characteristically anthemic, beast of an album – Music OMH

LISTEN TO MORAL PANIC II

Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves have shared their new 5-track EP Moral Panic II via Sony Music UK/RCA Records, which is the follow-up to their #3 acclaimed third album Moral Panic released last year, and features recent singles Miracle, Baby and Futureproof. They have also announced that they will be performing songs from Moral Panic II and Moral Panic at three intimate UK warm-up shows next month.

Moral Panic II follows the band’s acclaimed third album Moral Panic and was written following the completion of the latter, despite a connection between the two both thematically and lyrically. The EP features 5 brand new tracks, including recent singles Futureproof and Miracle, Baby, and is a reflective body of work tinged with emotion, anger and hope, which openly and passionately discusses many issues we face in modern society today. The track listing is as follows:

Moral Panic II

  1. Futureproof
  2. If I Were You
  3. Miracle, Baby
  4. Ce n’est Rien
  5. Your Blood

The band say, Moral Panic II was something we decided to do only after Part I was all mixed, mastered and the records pressed.  It didn’t feel like we were done with the Moral Panic theme – I think partly because we hadn’t been able to tour the project yet, it didn’t feel right to move on. But we also had the luxury of time to assess the album and explore some avenues we felt the album may have missed.

In that way, it was important that Moral Panic II comprised of completely fresh, newly written songs rather than songs that just didn’t wind up making the album, like how a traditional deluxe version would function. There’s a familiarity, but we also really honed in on a new side of the band. Part II really rounds Part I out – the two parts should be enjoyed as one project.

Released last year, their third album Moral Panic achieved over 102 million streams and saw support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Virgin Radio and Radio X alongside winning Best Indie Act at Global Radio’s 2021 Awards. Moral Panic followed their 2018 EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way, their 2017 acclaimed album Broken Machine, which charted at #2 in the UK album chart, and their debut self-titled album Nothing But Thieves.

The past few years have been quite a ride for Nothing But Thieves. Amassing over 1 million worldwide album sales and over 907 million worldwide streams, they have built up a loyal and wide following for their impactful alt rock sound, cementing themselves as one of the best current rock bands in the world. Selling 150,000 tickets on their last album campaign, which included a sold-out show at London’s Alexandra Palace and selling out their entire worldwide Broken Machine headline tour, their success has been global.

The band have performed on US TV shows, such as James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel, after their debut became the bestselling debut from a UK rock band in the US in 2015 and played packed out international shows from Poland to Amsterdam, where they headlined an arena to 6,000 fans. After intimately debuting new songs early last year for a BRITs/War Child gig, they were set to tour internationally last Spring, including a show to 6,500 people at Moscow Adrenaline Stadium.

Following 3 livestream performances Live from the Warehouse last year to launch Moral Panic, they are finally bringing songs from the album to live audiences this Autumn with a UK, Ireland and European tour, including their biggest ever headline London show at O2 Arena. The have also just announced they will be performing a series of intimate live shows ahead of their tour with 3 warm-up shows in Oxford, Norwich and Liverpool next month. With a well-earned reputation for their energetic, impassioned and infinite live shows, it’s a tour not to be missed.

Nothing But Thieves are Conor Mason (vocals, guitars), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitars), Dominic Craik (guitars, keyboard), Philip Blake (bass guitar) and James Price (drums).

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VILLAGERS – SO SIMPATICO

VILLAGERS UNVEIL NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR SO SIMPATICO

FIFTH ALBUM, FEVER DREAMS, OUT AUGUST 20TH

As the release of Villagers fifth album Fever Dreams edges closer – due August 20 via Domino – Conor O’Brien is delighted to unveil the second song from the upcoming record. The new track, So Simpatico, begins with twinkling glockenspiel and intimate vocals, before swelling to a transformative and mesmerizing refrain from O’Brien: “The more I know, the more I care.”

Conor says of So Simpatico, “Its a song of devotion, whether to a person, the self, or the art of being, a struggle for authenticity is at its core. We all jammed and recorded an early version with too many words, and I took it home and simplified it until it was as pure an expression as possible. Its a pop song about the essence of love.”

Director Rosie Barrett adds about the video, “So Simpatico is a journey of awakening and self-reflection of a sad clown finding love within himself and sparking that zest for life that was lost some time ago. Creating a visual narrative for this beautiful song was a joy as I have been long admiring Conor’s music. I had the pleasure of working with a brilliant cast and crew in the making and I am very excited to see this video out in the world.”

Fever Dreams is a paean to human connection. The songs on the album were found in many places, from connections at County Meath’s Another Love Story festival and night swimming on a Dutch island to Flann O’Brien, Audre Lorde, David Lynch, L. S. Lowry via the library music of Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni and jazz from Duke Ellington and Alice Coltrane. O’Brien says on the gestation of Fever Dreams, “I had an urge to write something that was as generous to the listener as it was to myself. Sometimes the most delirious states can produce the most ecstatic, euphoric, and escapist dreams.”

There are 4 different album artworks for Fever Dreams, all related to the album’s themes through constellations included in Ptolemy’s 2nd-century list of 48 constellations: Ursa Major (bear), Aquila (eagle), Cassiopeia (elk) & Serpens (snake). O’Brien adds, “I think constellations as representations of how we search for shapes, meaning, and pattern in order to gain a sense of control over our existence and lives.”

Fever Dreams follows The Art Of Pretending To SwimDarling Arithmetic{Awayland} and Becoming A Jackal. Conor O’Brien also has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards, two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is a previous winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.

Additionally, Villagers’ music has featured in the BBC/Hulu series Normal People and their Spotify session of Nothing Arrived has hit over 165 million streams.

Also, Villagers’ have announced a run of UK instore shows for August before they head out on their headline Irish and UK tour in autumn. Having already sold out two dates at Dublin’s Vicar Street, a third has been added.

2021 Tour Dates

August 19th – Banquet Records, Kingston – Evening

August 20th – Rough Trade East, London – Sold Out

August 21st – Relevant Records, Cambridge – Lunchtime

August 21st – Resident Records, Brighton – Evening

August 22nd – Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol – Lunchtime

August 22nd – Truck, Oxford – Evening&#a0;

August 23rd – Rough Trade Nottingham, Nottingham – Lunchtime

August 23rd – Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield – Evening

August 24th – Jumbo Records, Leeds – Lunchtime

August 24th – Action Records, Preston – Evening

August 27th – Down the Rabbit Hole Festival, Beuningen, Netherlands

August 28th – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands

October 12th – SWG3, Glasgow

October 13th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

October 15th – Albert Hall, Manchester

October 16th – SWX, Bristol

October 17th – Junction, Cambridge

October 18th – The Glee Club, Birmingham

October 20th – Chalk, Brighton

October 21st – Roundhouse, London

November 2nd – Opera House, Cork

November 3rd – Set Theatre, Kilkenny – Sold Out

November 4th – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick – Sold Out

November 5th – Black Box, Galway – Sold Out

November 7th – Empire Music Hall, Belfast

December 11th – Vicar Street, Dublin – Sold Out

December 12th – Vicar Street, Dublin – Sold Out

December 13th – Vicar Street, Dublin

Fever Dreams is available to pre-order on Dom Mart exclusive colored vinyl (with one-sided 7” and signed 4 postcard set), indies exclusive colored vinyl, Dinked Editions exclusive colored vinyl (with flexi disc), Irish exclusive colored vinyl, vinyl, CD, and digitally. The initial press of all vinyl formats features a die-cut sleeve with 4 interchangeable album covers.

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MERRION HOTEL × ASHFORD CASTLE WELCOME US GUESTS

With Ireland set to reopen its doors to international travelers on July 19, both the five-star Merrion Hotel in the heart of Dublin and the 800-year-old five-star Ashford Castle in County Mayo are ready to welcome American guests again.

Wellness is at the forefront at The Merrion, which has introduced an opportunity to reconnect with nature with the Wicklow Wellness Experience. Guided by an ecotherapy expert, guests will spend the morning forest bathing in the Knocksink Nature Reserve, located just 40 minutes from Dublin. Back at the hotel, guests will be treated to an hour-long spa treatment using Forest Therapy Oils at The Merrion’s recently opened Spa and Health Club. The Merrion has also recently introduced its very own non-alcoholic Irish spirit, called Artonical, a distilled non-alcoholic gin made with natural botanicals including juniper, angelica root, lemon, orange and grapefruit. Guests can enjoy signature “NoLo” mocktails in The Merrion’s serene garden.

Ready to welcome international guests, The Merrion has also introduced a new Sweet Suite Access experience for guests. The offer includes: a chauffeur service direct from the plane to a private terminal at Dublin Airport; fast track service through customs and immigration; a private airport suite to relax in while guests’ luggage is retrieved; and a true Irish welcome on arrival at The Merrion. The Sweet Suite Access experience starts from €850 (USD$1,030) per night (a minimum two-night stay applies) and is valid for all suite bookings through December 23, 2021.

At Ashford Castle, the chef team led by Executive Chef Philippe Farineau has been busy foraging on the 350-acre estate, picking wood sorrel, violet flowers, wild garlic and Irish strawberries to use in signature dishes and cocktails. The summer months are the perfect time to take advantage of the countless activities on the grounds, including kayaking, biking, fishing, falconry, golfing, stand-up paddle boarding and zip-lining.

Ashford Castle has also recently launched a series of exclusive experiences to allow guests to explore local life in Western Ireland. Available only to guests of the hotel, Ashford is offering exclusive access to Irish culture previously unattainable to most tourists. Guests can choose from four specially curated experiences, each based around a core theme: “Meet the Makers,” “A Taste of the West of Ireland,” “Ireland’s Ancient Music and Story” and “Real Connemara.”

Travelers looking to experience both properties can book the Town & Country Experience, including two nights at The Merrion and two nights at Ashford Castle. Guests at both hotels will be greeted with a bottle of Champagne in-room on arrival and a full Irish breakfast in the morning. Included at The Merrion is a dinner at restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (Dublin’s only 2-star Michelin restaurant), tickets to a performance at the Gate or Abbey Theatre, and a private guided tour of The Merrion’s art collection with a guide from the National Gallery, followed by Afternoon Tea in the Georgian Dining Room. At Ashford Castle, the experience continues with chauffeur transfer from Dublin to Ashford with a picnic and wine to enjoy the journey, a five-course tasting menu at the George V dining room, a Hawk Hour for two guests to fly their own Harris Hawks and a full-day “Meet the Makers” immersive Irish experience. Prices for the six-night experience start from €2,985 (USD$3,620) per person, based on double occupancy.

Both hotels can arrange onsite 24-hour PCR tests for international travelers. For more information on The Merrion, click HERE. For more information on Ashford Castle, click HERE.

ABOUT ASHFORD CASTLE:

Ashford Castle is set on 350 acres in County Mayo, on the shores of Lough Corrib and the River Cong, with a spectacular backdrop of woodlands, lake, river and mountains. It features 83 guestrooms, suites and a Lakeside Cottage, and is renowned for a range of country sports including an equestrian centre, fly fishing, an exclusive nine-hole golf course and Ireland’s first school of falconry. Several dining rooms and bars, along with a gracious afternoon tea service are among the amenities. It is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

ABOUT THE MERRION:

The union of four restored Georgian townhouses, joined with a contemporary Garden Wing, The Merrion’s 123 guestrooms and 19 suites include a two-floor Penthouse Suite and private rooftop terrace. The Spa and Health Club offers a range of treatments and an in-house pool. In addition to the Garden Room restaurant the Merrion is home to Ireland’s only two-star Michelin restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud. The Merrion houses the largest collection of private art in Ireland outside of the National Gallery. The Merrion is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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Pool at Ashford Castle

Merrion Hotel x Ashford Castle Welcome US Guests from Geoffrey Weill Associates for use by 360 Magazine

Wine cellar at Ashford Castle

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Mimi Webb Shares New Single Dumb Love

With over 116 million total streams, widespread worldwide critical acclaim, and growing global buzz, UK pop singer and songwriter Mimi Webb shares a new single and music video entitled “Dumb Love.”

On this stirring ballad, piano keys resound as she grasps on to a formative romance through her nostalgically vivid lyrics. As her powerful delivery echoes, she recalls, “We had that dumb love.” The accompanying visual directed by Elliot Simpson brings the story to life with a ton of emotion and a sharp sense of humor as Mimi Webb reconnects with an old flame at a wedding where everything else just seems to go wrong in hilarious fashion.

About the song, she commented, “I think we’ve all had ‘dumb love’ at some point! You fall crazy head over heels for someone, and it’s all about that fresh new love feeling you get. That ‘is this actually real’ feeling & sometimes, it’s the most real, because ‘dumb love’ really never ends.”

Next up, Mimi Webb will embark on her first proper headline tour. It kicks off in Dublin, Ireland at Academy 2 on Thursday October 28, visits cities across the UK, and concludes in London on November 2 at Scala.

Artist Pre-Sale tickets in UK/Ticketmaster Ireland will go on sale Monday June 14 at 9am local BST time. General tickets will go on sale Wednesday June 16 at 9am local BST time. Check out the full itinerary below and click HERE to sign up to receive early pre-sale access to Mimi’s upcoming tour dates.

In other big news, her breakout single “Good Without” just went Platinum in Ireland and Silver in the UK. It is approaching nearly 68 million global streams and counting. Mimi Webb also just made her television debut with a performance of the song on ELLEN in the past week. Watch HERE.

Right now, she’s also putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming debut EP—due out this year.

Watch “Dumb Love” HERE via YouTube/Vevo.

Listen to “Dumb Love” HERE via EPIC Records.

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THE ACADEMIC – “KIDS (DON’T END UP LIKE ME)”

The Academic return today with the track “Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me)” and an accompanying video. In tandem with today’s release comes the announcement of the band’s new EP Community Spirit, which is slated to be released July 9 via Capitol Records. Listen to the single here. Watch the video here.

“Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me)” is the first taste of the upcoming EP, hinting at the new sonic direction the band is moving in. Streaming now, the song is a thumping return for a band absolutely straining at the leash to take their sky-scraping indie-pop anthems out on the road and into the ears of their ever-expanding fanbase.

Community Spirit was written, recorded and produced by the band throughout lockdown. The past 14 months put their touring plans on ice just as serious momentum started gaining outside of Ireland, but The Academic have dusted themselves down and are ready to go again.

Vocalist Craig Fitzgerald said, ““Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me)” is one of the first songs I remember writing back when I was a teenager. It was the first time that lyrics had come very easy to me. It’s written about the fear of not getting out of your hometown and amounting to anything. Thanks to the lockdown, I had plenty of time on my hands, but nothing to write about, so I started looking through all my old notebooks and found this song fully written. I had a gut feeling that it might come to life now with a few more years of living behind me since it was originally written.”

While Kaiser Chief’s Nick Hodgson produced last year’s Anything Could Happen EP, Craig himself swung behind the metaphorical glass to take control of production on the Community Spirit EP. “I’d spend a lot of time during lockdown working on my production chops, trying to get the most out of the little equipment I had. The band put their faith in me to take a stab at producing this. Whilst it’s definitely super DIY, it’s been a cool experience and helped us realize we can make music on our own,” he said.

It’s perhaps too early to suggest that a new band has a signature sound, but The Academic seem incapable of writing anything less than golden, infectious, guitar-fueled indie-pop. It’s bold, heart-thumping, cinematic disco music for indie kids, that instantly recalls some of the better guitar bands that lit up the early 2000s, but brings it sharply into focus with the energy of four young Irish lads bursting at the seams to introduce themselves properly to audiences across the globe. They’re already deemed hometown heroes, but as the new song suggests, while Mullinger and Ireland might have opened their arms to The Academic first, there are towns, cities, states and countries still eagerly awaiting that first embrace.