KATIE MELUA PERFORMS ‘SPECIAL GIG’ FOR BRITISH TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN


Singer Katie Melua has described a concert for British troops serving at a remote base in southern Afghanistan as a “special gig”.

The multi-platinum-selling artist performed an acoustic set last night during her visit to Forward Operating Base ‘Shawqat’ in Helmand Province’s Nad-e Ali district – home to soldiers from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (abbreviated ‘1 Mercian’).
The evening concert, held in an engineering tent at the camp’s vehicle park, was organised by The British Forces Foundation (BFF) charity as part of a 3-day tour visiting soldiers from Catterick’s 4th Mechanized Brigade “The Black Rats” on operations in Helmand.

Speaking afterwards, she said: “It felt like such a special gig – all the soldiers were there and it felt really incredible.
“I was frankly captivated by the scene, just being out here in the desert, pitch black, just me and my guitar.  I hope they liked it as much as I enjoyed being on stage.”

The singer spent the day before the concert touring the Forward Operating Base and speaking to a number of 1 MERCIAN troops on duty at FOB Shawqat.

Katie continued: “It is just incredible to see the troops doing this very unusual and very special job, really trying to move things forward and make things better for the Afghan people.
“This is really the frontier of history so I feel honoured to have come here.” Read more...

SALLIE FORD & THE SOUND OUTSIDE – ‘UNTAMED BEAST’ RECEIVING RAVE REVIEWS


Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside’s
second album ‘Utamed Beast‘, released yesterday February 19th has received great reviews and mentions so far, NY Daily News calling it “A non-stop plunge into the id: pure desire in sound”, Seattle Times describing ‘Untamed Beast’ as “A soundtrack for a life of mischief and misbehavior”.

Read the reviews below and don’t forget to check out the video to the single ‘Party Kids’. Read more...

PREMIÉRE: THERÉSE NEAIMÉ – “SOLD TO PERFECTION” – NEW VIDEO OUT NOW!


Today the music video for “Sold To Perfection” premiéres online, the new single from Therése Neaimés upcoming album “Sandstorm”, released on Monday February 18th.

The official music video to Therése Neaimé’s new single “Sold To Perfection” was filmed at the renowned night club Kolingsborg  in Stockholm, under the guidance of director Diego Arredondo, Morgan Gustafsson (camera) and one of Sweden’s best choreographers, Christopher Bergström. Christopher´s  concept, the BRANDED Dance Concept, is also featured in the video.

Watch the new video here!

SALLIE FORD & THE SOUND OUTSIDE DEFY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CONFORMITY ON ‘UNTAMED BEAST’

Release Feb 19

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside’s new record ‘Untamed Beast’ (Fargo Records, 2/19) is a visceral rock and roll romp. Like a “cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits” (Mashable) Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock. Ford and her group – Tyler Tornfelt (upright bass), Ford Tennis (drums), and Jeffrey Munger (lead guitar) – recorded the album’s 11 tracks with Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) at Jackpot! Studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon. The band will preview tracks from the new album with an NYC performance during APAP on January 11 at Rockwood Music Hall, 7pm.

On the new album the band creates a powerful statement on finding freedom through defying conformity. Through clever (often racy) turns of phrase, Sallie twists traditional notions of gender and genre. She says “it’s time for a girl to infiltrate the boys world of rock n roll and grab it by the balls. To me rock n roll isn’t a genre, it’s an energy.” From the exuberantly sexy “Do Me Right” to the free-spirited cry of “Party Kids,” ‘Untamed Beast’ has a lust for life. Read more...

LIVE STREAM SARAH BLASKOS UPCOMING SHOW AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 18/2

On Monday february 18th everyone who has access to a computer will be able to enjoy the beautiful voice and performance of Australian native Sarah Blasko at a live concert on Youtube. The actual concert will be held in Sydney Opera House but thanks to modern technology we too have a chance to watch the show straight from our living room.

We suggest you make space in your calender right away for 11 am (CET) – the only thing you will need is a computer, something to eat and perhaps someone to share it with.

The link for streaming: https://www.youtube.com/liveatthehouse