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Ben Howard Announces The Release Date Of His Second Album, I Forget Where We Were

Ben Howard is pleased to announce the details of his eagerly anticipated second album.

I Forget Where We Were is set for release on October 20 2014 through Republic Records. It was produced by drummer Chris Bond at Deep Litter Studios in Devon. The album is available for pre-order now.

Fans can pre-order the physical album and the vinyl (which includes one extra song) via Ben’s website.

To coincide with its announcement, the first single from the album, I Forget Where We Were, is now streaming. You can listen to the official audio below.

The single follows the epic eight minute taster, End Of The Affair, posted online earlier this summer (official audio also below).

I Forget Where We Were follows the release of Ben’s hugely successful debut album, Every Kingdom. Every Kingdom, released in October 2011 sold in excess of one million copies globally, received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and was the catalyst for Ben picking up two Brit Awards in 2012 for British Breakthrough and British Solo Male Artist.

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This Wild Life Release New Single, Roots And Branches (Meant To Be Alone)

This Wild Life recently released their new single Roots And Branches (Meant To Be Alone) off their debut album, Clouded. Clouded will be released on May 27 via Epitaph Records and This Wild Life will also perform all summer on the Vans Warped Tour.

Hailing from Long Beach, CA, This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. Jordan and Del Gross grew up in the tight knit DIY punk scene in Long Beach. They quickly became friends after working at the same musical instrument store, bonding over music of their teens. Soon enough, they started their own pop-punk band and made music together as This Wild Life. They played fast, they played loud and they didn’t stand out from the crowd until they did the least “punk” thing possible. It was also bolder than anything in the punk rock rule book: they got quiet and played acoustically.

The music itself connected with fans, even as it surprised them. They take pride in making music based in hardcore and punk rock but with wider appeal. In contrast to the harsh music that This Wild Life grew up on, Jordan finds inspiration for his vocals outside the hardcore punk world: “Sara Bareilles is one of my favourites. Maybe people wouldn’t expect that.” They let their roots show as well covering Bring Me The Horizon’s Sleepwalking with a resulting video that currently has 2.75 million views. When asked about the biggest compliment he can receive, Jordan muses it’s:“You guys sound just like the record when you play live.”

Clouded is their debut full-length and was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. Clouded maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, Del Grosso’s nimble finger-picking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds.

This summer, This Wild Life will bring their melodic and acoustic punk-rock to the Vans Warped Tour. Tickets are on sale now. Fans are invited to pre-order This Wild Life merchandise by visiting here.

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Introducing…This Wild Life

This Wild Life will release their debut album Clouded on May 27. This Wild Life will also perform all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour. You can listen to the first cut from the album History by visiting Alternative Press.

Hailing from Long Beach, CA, This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. Jordan and Del Gross grew up in the tightknit DIY punk scene in Long Beach. They quickly became friends after working at the same musical instrument store, bonding over music of their teens. The conversations were about hardcore, punk and scream bands such as Thursday, The Used, and Senses Fail. Soon enough, they started their own pop-punk band and made music together as This Wild Life. They played fast, they played loud and they didn’t stand out from the crowd until they did the least “punk” thing possible. It was also bolder than anything in the punk rock rulebook: they got quiet and played acoustically.

The music itself connected with fans, even as it surprised them. They take pride in making music based in hardcore and punk rock but with wider appeal. In contrast to the harsh music that This Wild Life grew up on, Jordan finds inspiration for his vocals outside the hardcore punk world: “Sara Bareilles is one of my favourites. Maybe people wouldn’t expect that. Or maybe they would.”

A big part of who they are as a band is to remain true to their DIY punk ethic. The band put in the work to gain the support of their fan base. Now, This Wild Life has an army of 80K YouTube subscribers with videos of over 2.75 million views.

Clouded is their debut full-length and was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. Clouded maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, DelGrosso’s nimble fingerpicking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds. “We tried out a string section, pianos, different kinds of guitars, we didn’t want to limit ourselves,” Jordan notes.

Clouded is the triumphant result of years marked by small triumphs, big struggles and countless floor shows, bringing This Wild Life’s heartfelt, melodic and acoustic punk-rock to a bigger audience they’ve earned.

Fans are invited to pre-order Clouded by visiting here.

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Junip – Line of Fire

A few weeks ago Junip announced that their second self-titled album will be released on April 22 through City Slang. Since then, new track Line of Fire has notched up over 200,000 plays and their London show at Village Underground has completely sold out.

Now the trio, Jose Gonzalez , Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn, have announced the release of the official video to accompany Line of Fire. This video is the first instalment of a two part series of videos directed by Swedish film-maker and former Jose Gonzalez documentary-maker, Mikel Cee Karlsson.

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Dynamic trio, Junip

He explains: “The video(s) tell the story of a tormented old man, stuck in a relationship that perhaps was not his choice or preference to begin with. We see fragments from childhood, the first awkward kiss, the father watching over him making sure he follows the right path. The old man, like all of us, a person programmed by the convictions and beliefs of others. In the case of the old man, the unconscious suddenly manifests itself when a young, jeans wearing character appears in their home, forcing him to question who he really is.”

The video for Line of Fire is stunning as is the song itself. The video portrays the emotion behind the song perfectly; reflecting on the life you have led and what you might have done differently.  The images shown compliment Gonzalez’s lyrics to make sure the track gets you thinking. Line of Fire tells its audience a story and asks them to question their own choices in life.

You can see Junip live on the following dates:
May 1 – AT – Vienna – Szene
May 2 – CH – Zurich – Plaza
May 3 – DE – Heidelberg – Karlstorbahnhof
May 4 – DE – Munich – Kammerspiele Theatre
May 5 – DE – Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus
May 6 – DE – Hamburg – Uebel & Gefaehrlich
May 7 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
May 8 – BE – Brussels – Les Nuits Botanique
May 10 – DE – Cologne – Stollwerck
May 13 – UK – London – Village Underground SOLD OUT
May 14 – FR – Paris – Trabendo

More dates to be announced very soon.

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