Dublin's Princess (not to be confused with Prince cover band Princess) is excited to announce that they are heading out on a UK/European tour with Ex Hex (Mary Timony's band). You know how much I love Helium, so be sure to see both bands (Ex Hex and Princess) on this tour.
UK + European Tour
02.10 London, UK - Oslo *
02.11 Leeds, UK - The Brundenell Social Club *
02.12 Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *
02.13 Glasgow, UK - Broadcast *
02.14 Bristol, UK, The Louisiana *
02.15 Brighton, UK - The Green Door Store *
02.17 Paris, FRA - Divan du Monde, Club LSFM *
02.18 Lille, FRA - La Peniche *
02.19 Hamburg, GER - Hafenklang *
02.20 Berlin, GER - Magnet Club *
02.21 Cologne, GER - King George *
02.22 Schomdorf, GER - Manufaktur *
^ w/ Girl Band
* w/ Ex Hex
Berlin's Voodoo Princess (Bavarian-based singer Melanie Brüggemann and her producer Thomas Nehrenberg) has a debut album called Shaken Not Stirred (Major6thLab).
The title obviously reference the cool swagger of James Bond. The band described Shaken Not Stirred as "It’s like Motown kissing Rock’n’Roll, heavily pregnant by James Bond, with a slight touch of jazz and elegant 60s flair!”
But don't call it a concept album, Thomas Nehrenberg notes, "Melanie, my partner and I, were at all times aware of how we wanted to make the album. We have a nearly identical private taste in music and very similar views on the aesthetic and technical terms and soundscapes. None of us has the slightest interest to base our music on mainstream radio and format patterns. Of course, we could... , but we don't want to! On purpose! We might be a tiny bit stubborn and obstinate in that regard!”
Shaken Not Stirred tracklisting:
2 What You See Is What You Get
3 Gipsy Woman
4 Rain for Me
5 Linger With You
7 Skinny Dipping
8 All Across the Sky
9 Nothing but Mirrors
10 Play With Me
11 Ghost in Your Closet
12 Déjà Vu
13 Lip Service
Twenty-time (20 times!!) Latin Billboard Award Winner Prince Royce recently debut his English-language single entitled "Stuck on a Feeling" featuring Snoop Dogg.
The single, available from RCA Records, produced by Jason Evigan (Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo) is Prince Royce's first foray into the mainstream music market. It will be followed up by his first English-language album, to be released next year on RCA Records.
Although known for his nine #1 Spanish/Latin songs Royce is actually from The Bronx in New York. One thing is for sure, his 28 million Facebook followers will only grow as he expands into English-language territory.
According to Billboard, Prince Royce is "the most successful new Latin acts in recent years.”
Dec 27 Estadio Pascual Guerrero Cali, Colombia
Dec 28 Estadio de Futbol Cartagena, Colombia
Fun fact, this band actually went by the name Prince. Of course, the real Prince probably threatened them with a lawsuit. Prince is litigious on a dime, he has no problem suing his fans, suing babies dancing to his music. So anyway, Prince (the band) is now currently billed as The Punk Band Currently Known As Prince.
Love or hate it, they are playing Prince's hometown (Minneapolis) tomorrow, December 11th, with Lemuria and local Farewell Continental.
NPR described Lemuria's music as “mini-suites, hopscotching from one melodic figure or time signature to the next with a playwright's sense of structure."
12/12/14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
12/13/14 St. Louis, MO The Demo
12/14/14 Indianapolis, IN Hoosier Dome
12/15/14 Lakewood, OH Mahall's 20 Lanes
12/16/14 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
12/17/14 Toronto, ON The Garrison
12/18/14 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
12/20/14 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Night Bazaar
12/21/14 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
12/22/14 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
12/23/14 Washington, DC Black Cat
Following up on debut album Run Slow (Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records), Prince Rupert's Drops is back with a new full-length album Climbing Light.
Songs on the new record are described as "a Mod-ified glam-rock swagger meets a Gregorian chant masquerading as power-pop and decides to lay its body down" and "irresistible handclaps and sing-along chorus". If that sounds like your thing, check out the band live tonight at Union Pool in Brooklyn, New York with Rhyton and Weird Owl.
Climbing Light Track Listing
3. Follow Me
4. Climbing Light
5. Dangerous Death Ray
6. Sesame Seed
8. Rosy Red