Bucks’ new catalogue additions include artists Juanita Stein, Echobelly and Jane Weaver.
Juanita Stein will release her debut solo album, ‘America’, on Nude Records on 28th July 2017. Stein, who is already known as the singer/songwriter of indie rock band Howling Bells, recorded the album with producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Ryan Adams) in Los Angeles.
The first single from the album, ‘Dark Horse’, is a beautiful, western-influenced track and comes accompanied by a Texan road movie, filmed while Juanita was performing at SXSW festival earlier this year.
On Friday (2nd June), Juanita released her second single from the album, called ‘I’ll Cry’, which was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. Stein says of the single, “’I’ll Cry’ is a musical ode to the all American greats I took my cues from as a budding songwriter. Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and the work of Phil Spector, all of whom made a significant imprint on my heart, I’m forever channelling that soulful sadness. ‘I’ll Cry’ is a song that speaks of an impossible love, his resistance, her infatuation. Never a happy ending.”
Following recent tours with Michael Kiwanuka and Richard Hawley, Stein will go on a North American tour in May with UK dates over the summer including with Tom Petty in Hyde Park and at Cambridge Folk Festival.
13 years since their last album, British Rock band, Echobelly, are back with brand new album, ‘Anarchy and Alchemy’. The band were often described as Blondie-meets-The Smiths and rode the 90s Brit-Pop wave, picking up six Top 40 hits including ‘King of the Kerb’, ‘Dark Therapy’ and ‘Great Things’.
‘Hey Hey Hey’ is the stomping new single from the new album and features a sweeping riff and a catchy “oh oh oh!” chorus. The band previously released title track ‘Anarchy and Alchemy’ as the first single off the album.
Echobelly are currently on a UK tour and are due to perform at the O2 Academy Islington on 15th June.
Recent Press Quotes:
“[‘Hey Hey Hey’] clearly marks their return with Johansson’s hypnotic blues rock riffs and Madan’s distinctive sultry vocals” – Drowned in Sound
“Best of all is title track ‘Anarchy and Alchemy’, a song full of drama and intrigue that uses The xx-style guitars and a haunting chorus to discombobulating effect” – The Independent
Our previous Sync Focus update featured Jane Weaver, but we thought we’d include her again as we want to give her an extra big push as the album has received some great press attention. Her latest track ‘Did You See Butterflies’ is taken from her sixth studio album ‘Modern Kosmology’. ‘Did You See Butterflies’ is a dreamy and minimal track that lets Jane’s beautiful vocals shine. The track comes accompanied by a video, which was shot in Helsinki earlier this year by Finnish artist and filmmaker Paola Suhonen. The video was shot in 16mm and hand developed capturing a ghostly and soulful mood where the visuals connect with the themes within the song.
Jane is currently on a UK tour and her next London date is the 29th July at the O2 Academy Brixton supporting Swedish band, GOAT.
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