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Smoove & Turrell Release New Album, Broken Toys

Newcastle’s finest Smoove & Turrell are back in June with their third studio album Broken Toys. Their rise through the ranks of British soul has been nothing but unstoppable, here’s a little recap why…

First album Antique Soul scored some heavy points with singles I Can’t Give You Up, You Don’t Know and Beggarman. Gaining the lads two records of the week on Radio 2 (Radcliffe & Maconie) and their first ever-national playlist on 6music.  The original 7” of the northern soul banger I Can’t Give You Up still changes hands for up to £160 on the net. This propelled Smoove & Turrell to headlining stages at festivals such as Glastonbury and Big Chill to name a few, not bad for an unknown Geordie band.

Any worries about a difficult second album were brushed aside when in 2011 Smoove &Turrel released Eccentric Audio. With Smoove’s timeless production skills and a confident John Turrell at the top of his game both lyrically and vocally, Eccentric Audio saw the boys break through onto national TV and radio playlists throughout the UK and Europe. Getting two Radio 2 playlists with singles Hard Work and Gabriel and MTV Europe and Virgin Media playlists with single Slow Down.

Smoove & Turrell Broken Toys

Smoove & Turrell album artwork for Broken Toys

With the word starting to spread across the pond to America Smoove &Turrell tracks could be heard on as many things as network giant ABC’s prime-time campaign, feature film For A Good Time Call, video game The Crew and international smash hit series like The Finder and World of Jenks.

Back on home turf, track Hard Work was used on a national advertising campaign as well as others being used on a host of prime-time TV shows such as Match of the Day, Strictly Come Dancing, Splash and Coronation Street opening up Smoove &Turrell to yet a wider audience again.

Live performance highlights saw the boys perform in venues as varied as the legendary terrace in Space Ibiza, it took them as far a field as Moscow and Dubai, it let them play to the whole of Marseille from the ramparts of a castle and led them to support the one and only Nile Rodgers & Chic.

Now it’s 2014 and the album is Broken Toys. Scheduled for release in June, this is another jump forward both in terms of production and appeal. Sparkling pop songs flirt with disco influenced floor stompers in between the blues, jazz, funk and soul the boys are so well known for.

First out of the blocks was double A side single – Lay It On Me/I Just Want More and already gaining radio momentum with airplay on the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 Music) and Lisa Tarbuck (Radio 2) and which was swiftly followed by the barnstorming Will You Be Mine in late April.

Hitting the road again with their motley crew of Geordie reprobates Smoove & Turrell’s seven piece band will once again be gaining yet more of a loyal fan base both here in the UK and in Europe and the wider world.

Smoove & Turrell’s debut single, Lay It On Me/I Just Want More, was released on Jalapeno Records on 14 April taken from their forthcoming studio Broken Toys which will be released on 9 June.

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Sonia Stein Releases New Single, Chaos

Sonia is a hotly tipped new female solo artist, already being compared in the press to the likes of Banks, Rosie Lowe, Laurel, Charlotte OC, KT Tunstall and Kate Bush.

Stein has recently revealed her new single, Chaos, which has been taken from her upcoming September EP.

She has been in the studio working on these tracks taken from her forthcoming September EP and 2015 debut album with producer Liam Howe who has also recently produced FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey, Marina And The Diamonds, Jessie Ware, Tom Vek, Ellie Goulding and many more.

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Gary Lucas And Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy To Release Debut Collaborative Album, Musical Blaze Up

Wild Rumpus aka Gary Lucas (guitarist Captain Beefheart) and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy (Classic Album Sundays/Bitches Brew) release their debut collaborative album Musical Blaze-Up on Monday 2 June.

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Wild Rumpus Musical Blaze-Up artwork

It’s a sonic, psychedelic road trip through reggae, rock, country, electronica, blues, house, surf, dub, disco and beyond. It’s quite a ride. Their debut single Rock The Joint ft. Beardyman clocked up over 200,000 YouTube views.

The album features a eclectic array of collaborations with some of today’s most diverse musical cohorts including Beardyman, Lampchop frontman Kurt Wagner, KLF/Mad Professor, multi-instrumentalist Black Steel, Bristolian Queen of visceral country-punk and rockabilly Emily Breeze, Mr. Hermano/Sao Benitez, drummer/percussionist Ben Mitchell and MC Brother Culture of Manasseh Hi-Fi and Asian Dub Foundation.

Wild Rumpus’ debut album, Musical Blaze-Up, will be available from 2 June.

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Introducing…Sonia Stein

Sonia Stein is a new female solo artist who has already been compared in the press to the likes of Banks, Rosie Lowe, Laurel and Kate Bush.

Sonia Stein

Sonia Stein

Sonia Stein has been in the studio working on new tracks with producer Liam Howe who has also recently produced FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey, Marina And The Diamonds, Jessie Ware, Tom Vek, Ellie Goulding and many more. Her songs are atmospheric, haunting and minimal. Stein’s vocals are paramount in her songs while the music complements her natural tones and soft voice.

You can check out her third beautiful new track, Symbol, alongside two other recent tracks, Demented Mind and Friendly Ghost here.

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