CHVRCHES contribute new song “Get Away” to reworking of Drive soundtrack – listen



CHVRCHES have been touring relentlessly in support of their 2013 debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Despite their arduous schedule, the Scottish synthpop trio have still found time to write new material: They debuted a track — titled either “Richard Pryor”, “Gene” Wilder”, or “Eddie Murphy” — during their performance at Austin City Limits earlier this month. Today, meanwhile, they’ve unveiled another new composition, “Get Away”, which is part of a forthcoming reworking of the 2011 soundtrack to Drive.

Part of a project curated by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe — which has received approval from the film’s director, Nicolas Winding Refn — “Get Away” will join other new, original music contributions from acts like SBTRKT, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Banks, Laura Mvula, and more. The film and its new score will air on BBC 3 on Thursday, October 30th at 10 p.m. GMT.

Speaking to Lowe, CHVRCHES’s frontwoman Lauren Mayberry said of the song, “We were really excited because musically, the kind of music in the original score fits in with what we are doing.” Featuring a vibrant synth backbone and an undulating vocal sample, “Get Away” rivals any of the band’s previous releases with an affecting chorus and darkly-shaded but still infectious atmosphere. It captures the hazy moodiness of the original soundtrack, feeling like a distant cousin to Chromatics’ original contribution, “Tick of the Clock”.

Listen to “Get Away” and watch a trailer for Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe below.




Brit Soul Singer Sam Smith’s Debut Album ‘In the Lonely Hour’


Sam Smith

With the release of In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has made Billboard chart history. The rising crooner moved 166,000 copies of his debut solo album, the best-selling week of any UK male singer in Soundscan’s 23-year history of tracking.

In another impressive achievement, Smith’s latest single “Stay With Me” recently passed sales of one million copies.

Already from the album we’ve been privy to “Money On My Mind” and “Stay With Me”, and today, Smith’s unveiled the album’s third single, “Leave Your Lover”, along with its corresponding music video.

The lonely, mournful ballad soundtracks a tale of unrequited love, only there’s a really great and powerful curveball at the end. Co-starring UK model Daisy Lowe, the video was premiered on UK style mag Love. Watch it  below.

The Lonely Hour is is out via Capitol. Watch its powerful video for his latest single, “Leave Your Lover”.



Smith will look to further introduce himself to mainstream America when he embarks on his biggest tour to date later this year. See the full tour schedule below.

Sam Smith 2014 Tour Dates:
05/30 – London, UK @ London Roundhouse
06/07 – Nottingham, UK @ Wooalton Park
06/08 – Manchester, UK @ The Parklife Weekender
06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/26 – Norrkoping, SE @ Bravalla Flygfalt
07/04 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/11 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/13 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/18 – London, UK @ Somerset House
07/19 – Marlay Park, UK @ Longitude Festival
07/27 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/08 – Haldren, DE @ Haldren Pop Festival
08/10 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival
08/15 – Biddinhuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/16 – Stafford, UK @ V Festival
08/17 – Chelmsford, UK @ V Festival
09/04 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/16 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
09/19 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
09/21 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
09/22 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
09/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
09/25 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
09/26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
09/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/04 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/07 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/23 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC Academy
10/24 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
10/25 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
10/27 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
10/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
10/29 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/30 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
11/03 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
11/04 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
11/06 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
11/07 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo


Pearl Jam’s U.S. Tour Dates

Eddie Vedder - Frontman of Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder – Frontman of Pearl Jam / Photo Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Pearl Jam have announced a 12-city October U.S. tour, following a summer trek to Europe, that includes their appearance at Austin City Limits Music Festival. Tickets for the shows go on sale May 30th.

Last year, the group put out their 10th studio album, Lightning Bolt, which frontman Eddie Vedder kvelled about in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I say this in the least-competitive way possible, but we’re trying to make not just the best Pearl Jam record, but just the best record,” the singer said. “It’s about getting to the next level of communication, or just trying to crack a code into some higher plane of playing music.”

Outside of the world of Pearl Jam, the group’s guitarist Mike McCready wrote an article for Rolling Stone about how Kiss had inspired him growing up, as the makeup-faced hard rockers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Moreover, he revealed that he wasn’t the only member of his band to garner inspiration from the group. “Pearl Jam sit down and have conversations about Kiss all the time on tour,” he wrote. “My band used to do ‘C’Mon and Love Me.’ Matt Cameron played in a Kiss tribute band when he was 14. They got so big around San Diego that they got a cease-and-desist order from Casablanca Records. Jeff Ament used to play ‘She’ in his band Deranged Diction. There’s a Kiss through-line to a lot of the music that came out of Seattle, and it hasn’t been talked about a lot.”

Via Rolling Stone Mag

Pearl Jam U.S. tour dates:
10/1 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
10/3 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
10/4 – 10/5 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/8 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
10/9 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/10 – 10/12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/14 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
10/16 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
10/17 Moline, IL – iWireless Center
10/19 St. Paul, NM – Xcel Energy Center
10/20 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/22 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center