New Album: William Fitzsimmons – Pittsburgh (2015/05/15) / Summer Tour 2015

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Artist: William Fitzsimmons
Title of album: Pittsburgh
Release date: May 15, 2015
Label: Grönland Records

Tracklist: 
1 I Had to Carry Her (Virginias Song)
2 Falling on My Sword
3 Better
4 Pittsburgh
5 Beacon
6 Matter
7 Ghosts of Penn Hills

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jun 26 // The Halfway Festval // Bialystok, Poland
Jul 16 // Colours of Ostrava // Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jul 31 // Parkbuhne GeyserHaus // Leipzig, Germany
Aug 5 // A Summer’s Tale // Luhmuhlen, Germany
Aug 21 // Frequency Festival // Sankt Polten, Austria
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘William Fitzsimmons’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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More ‘William Fitzsimmons’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jan 26 – New Track: Sister (Acoustic) / New Album ‘Lions’ (2014/02/17)
2014, Jan 15 – New Track: Fortune / New Album ‘Lions’ (2014/02/17)
2013, Nov 12 – New Album: Lions (2014/02/17) / New Track ‘Centralia’ (Acoustic)
2011, Dec 22 – New Digital Album: Gold In The Shadow Bonus Material
2011, Dec 01 – LIVE TONIGHT!
2011, Nov 10 – Docu: Finding Home
2011, Oct 17 – Heartless (Kanye West Cover)
2011, Sep 17 – LIVE TONIGHT + Winter-Tour 2011 Dates
2011, Aug 28 – Bird of Winter Prey

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New Album: Balthazar – Thin Walls (2015/03/30) [Full Album Stream]

:: Balthazar belong to the most amazing live band’s I Know. This new album gets me really excited!

Thin Walls drops officially on Monday (March 3, 2015) via Play It Again Sam. Germany/Austria/Switzerland already saw release on March 27. The third LP by Belgian alternative/indie-pop outfit Balthazar will be available as digital download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Thin Walls from Amazon.

The album is now streaming in its entirety on Spotify – head over an take a listen. After the band’s 2010 debut Applause and 2012’s fantastic sophomore effort Rats hab been produced by Balthazar’s Jinte Deprez [vocals/guitars] and Maarten Devoldere [voclas/guitars/keys], the band worked with an outside producer on Thin Walls for the first time. The set of ten tracks was recorded together with Ben Hillier, known for his work with Depeche Mode and Blur.

Bunker is the second single taken from Thin Walls. The song comes with a music video directed by Tom Willems (with art direction by Athos Burez) which premiered two days ago – chec it out above.

Balthazar are touring Europe all April and May and they also have a bunch of European festival dates this summer. Check out the upcoming dates below and watch the music video for the album’s first single Then What. The clip is directed by Alex Salinas and was produced by Rien Behaeghe & Eva Van Riet.

Cover Art:
Balthazar - Thin Walls (2015)

Tracklist:
01. Decency
02. Then What
03. Night Club
04. Bunker
05. Wait Any Longer
06. Dirty Love
07. Last Call
08. I Looked For You
09. So Easy
10. True Love

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tue 07 Apr 2015 // Brighton, UK // Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Wed 08 Apr 2015 // Leeds, UK // Belgrave Music Hall
Thu 09 Apr 2015 // Glasgow, UK // King Tut’s
Fri 10 Apr 2015 // Manchester, UK // The Deaf Institute
Sat 11 Apr 20115 // Bristol, UK // Thekla
Sun 12 Apr 2915 // Birmingham, UK // Sunflower Lounge
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow Balthazar on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube | Instagram

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More ‘Balthazar’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jan 31 − New Single: Leipzig [Official Video] (2014/01/13)
2012, Nov 25 − Do Not Claim Them Anymore / New Album ‘Rats’ (2012/10/15)

New Track: Róisín Murphy – Exploitation / New Album: ‘Hairless Toys’ (2015/05/11)

:: Marvellous! I can´t wait to hear the full album.


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Róisín Murphy
Title of album: Hairless Toys
Release date: May 11, 2015
Label: Play It Again Sam

Tracklist: 
1 Gone Fishing
2 Evil Eyes
3 Exploitation
4 Uninvited Guest
5 Exile
6 House of Glass
7 Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)
8 Unputdownable

Upcoming Tour Dates:
05-16 // London, England // Roundhouse
05-22 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso
05-23 // Brussels, Belgium // Ancienne Belgique
05-24 // Mannheim, Germany // Maifield Derby
05-30 // Hamburg, Germany // Große Freiheit 36
05-31 // Berlin, Germnay // Berlin Festival
06-19 // Barcelona, Spain // Sonar Festival
06-26 // Werchter, Belgium // The Barn
09-05 // Dublin, Ireland // Electric Picnic
09-13 // Isle of Wight, England // Bestival

Follow ‘Róisín Murphy’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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More ‘Róisín Murphy’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Feb 18 – New Album: Hairless Toys (2015/05/11) / Lead Track ‘Gone Fishing’
2011, Oct 25 – Tony Christie feat. Róisín Murphy – 7 Hills

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Debut Album: Hudson Taylor – Singing For Strangers (2015/03/30) [Full Album Stream] / New Single ‘World Without You’ [Official Video]

:: Wonderful debut!

Singing For Strangers already was released in Ireland on January 16, 2015 via Polydor. The LP finally drops in the UK/rest of the world (except for North America) next Monday (March 30) via Polydor. Singing For Strangers will be available as digital download and CD. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of the album from Amazon (exclusive signed edition) or Hudson Taylor’s Store.

The album is streaming in its entirety over at Spotify. It features twelve regular as well as six bonus tracks. The UK/international edition further includes three additional bonus tracks. Singing For Strangers is produced by Northern Irish musician Iain Archer whose previous works include production for Snow Patrol.

World Without You is the fourth singe taken from Singing For Strangers. It will also be released together with bonus track Take It Out On Me on March 30 via iTunes. The song come with a beautiful music video directed by Filmawi & Esrael – watch it above.

Hudson Taylor have 14 Ireland and UK live shows coming up over the next few months. Check out the dates below and watch the music video for last year’s single Chasing Rubies.

Cover Art:

Hudson Taylor - Singing For Strangers (2015)

Tracklist:
01. Just A Thought
02. Butterflies
03. Chasing Rubies
04. Night Before The Morning After
05. World Without You
06. Wildfires
07. Weapons
08. Care
09. Battles
10. Don’t Tell Me
11. For The Last Time
12. Off The Hook
13. Hideaway [Bonus Track]
14. Drop In The Ocean [Bonus Track]
15. Holly [Bonus Track]
16. Beautiful Mistake feat. Gabrielle Aplin [Bonus Track]
17. Trouble Town [Bonus Track]
18. The Place I Called Home [Bonus Track]
19. Called On (UK/International Bonus Track)
20. Second Best (UK/International Bonus Track)
21. Don’t Know Why (UK/International Bonus Track)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 01 May 2015 // Castlebar, Ireland // Royal Theatre
Sat 02 May 2015 // Waterford, Ireland // Crystal
Sun 03 May 2015 // Limerick, Ireland // Big Top
Fri 22 May 2015 // Manchester, UK // Dot To Dot Festival
Sat 23 May 2015 // Bristol, UK // Dot To Dot Festival
Sun 24 May 2015 // Nottingham, UK // Dot To Dot Festival
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Hudson Taylor’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube | Instagram

Second Single: Maribou State – Raincoats / Debut Album ‘Portraits’ (2015/06/01)

:: Looooooooove it!


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Artist: Maribou State
Title of debut album: Portraits
Release date: June 01, 2015
Label: Counter Records

Tracklist:
1. Home
2. The Clown (featuring Pedestrian)
3. Rituals
4. Steal (featuring Holly Walker)
5. Wallflower
6. Say More (featuring Jono McCleery)
7. Raincoats
8. Midas (featuring Holly Walker)
9. Natural Fools
10. Varkala

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Ap 16 // Brooklyn, NY // Verboten (Cabaret Bar)
Apr 17 // Washington, DC // U Street Music Hall
Apr 18 // Toronto, ON // Studio Bar
Apr 22 // Denver, Co // 1Up on Colfax
Apr 24 // Los Angeles, CA // Avalon Hollywood
Apr 25 // Vancouver, BC // Electric Owl

More ‘Maribou State’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Mar 19 – Debut Album: Portraits (2015/06/01) / Track ‘Rituals’
2013, Nov 07 – New EP: Truths / New Track ‘Moon Circles’

New Album: Fort Romeau – Insides (2015/03/31) [Full Album Stream]

:: Electronic greatness.


London-based deep house producer Mike Greene aka Fort Romeau returns next week with his long-awaited sophomore album Insides for Ghostly International and you can have a full listen right now.

Insides drops officially in North America on March 31, 2015 via Ghostly. UK/Europe see release on March 30, Germany already on March 27. The set of eight tracks will be available as download, CD and 2×12″ heavyweight vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes/Beatport or buy/order your copy of Insides in all versions directly from the Ghostly Store. Physical release includes mp3 download

The album is now streaming over at Hype Machine, make sure you check it out before the stream is taken down upon album release.

Listen above to the title track Insides as well as All I Want. The previously shared Not A Word featuring New Jackson now also comes with a music video which is designed, directed and animated by artist Jack Featherstone – watch the clip/listen below where you can also check out Fort Romeau’s upcoming live gigs.

Cover Art:
Fort Romeau - Insides (2015)

Tracklist:
01. New Wave
02. Folle
03. All I Want
04. Insides
05. Fort Romeau & New Jackson – Not A Word
06. IKB
07. Lately
08. Cloche

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thu 26 Mar 2015 // London, UK // Phonica Instore (w/ Massimiliano Pagliara)
Sat 11 Apr 2015 // Warsaw, Poland // Miolsc
Sat 25 Apr 2015 // London, UK // Shapes (w/ Gerd Janson)
Thu 30 Apr 2015 // Vilnius, Lituania // Opium
Fri 01 May 2015 // Lyon, France // Le Sucre (w/ Pearson Sound & Antony Naples)
Sat 02 May 2015 // Dublin, Ireland // Opium Rooms
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Fort Romeau’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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More ‘Fort Romeau’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Feb 22 − New: Fort Romeau & New Jackson – Not A Word (2015/02/12)

New Album: Django Django – Born Under Saturn (2015/05/04) / New Track ‘Reflections’

:: Tune!


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Django Django
Title of album: Born Under Saturn
Release date: May 04, 2015
Label: Because Music

Tracklist: 
1 Giant
2 Shake and Tremble
3 Found You
4 First Light
5 Pause Repeat
6 Reflections
7 Vibrations
8 Shot Down
9 High Moon
10 Beginning to Fade
11 4000 Years
12 Break the Glass
13 Life We Know


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Upcoming Tour Dates: 
Mar 25 // Badaboum // Paris, France
May 02 // The Lemon Tree // Aberdeen, UK
May 03 // Stag and Dagger ‘Live at Glasgow’ 2015 // Glasgow, UK
May 05 // Rough Trade East // London, UK
May 13 // Pyramids Centre // Portsmouth, UK
May 14 // Plug // Sheffield, UK
May 18 // Waterfront // Norwich, UK
May 19 // KOKO, London, UK
May 21 // O2 Academy Bristol // Bristol, UK

Follow ‘Django Django’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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