PLAYLIST – Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies

imagesFelix De Laet (born 30 November 1993), known by his stage name Lost Frequencies, is a Belgian DJ and music producer. He became famous with his remix of “Are You with Me” by country artist Easton Corbin.

The song had originally appeared in Corbin’s 2012 album All Over the Road, but had not been released as a single. Lost Frequencies remixed the song and released it as a single on 27 October 2014.

The track topped the Belgian Ultratop chart on 15 November 2014 also reaching number two in the Belgian Wallonia francophone chart as well. In 2015, the track reached the number one spot in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

It also charted in several countries around Europe, reaching the top 10 in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

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GIG – Alvvays at The Joiners – Thursday 25th June 2015

ALVVAYSAlvvays (pronounced “Always”) is a Canadian indie pop band based in Toronto. Their eponymous first album rose to #1 on US college charts on August 5, 2014.

Friends since childhood, Alvvays vocalist Molly Rankin and keyboardist Kerri MacLellan began playing music with Alec O’Hanley while in high school.

Rankin is the daughter of John Morris Rankin of The Rankin Family, a group who enjoyed international success in the 1990s. Molly Rankin released a solo EP titled “She EP” in 2010 and then formed Alvvays with MacLellan, O’Hanley (formerly of Two Hours Traffic), and new members Brian Murphy and Phil MacIsaac.

Following tours with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Peter Bjorn and John, the group recorded a full-length album, Alvvays, which was released by Royal Mountain Records (Canada), Polyvinyl Records (US), and Transgressive Records (Europe) in July 2014. Chad VanGaalen, John Agnello, and Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck all contributed to the album’s production.

Simon Vozick-Levinson, writing in Rolling Stone, called the eponymous album an “indie-pop wonder”.

Alvvays went to #1 on US college charts on August 5, 2014.

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GIG – Shatter Effect at The Joiners – Saturday 20th June 2015

shatter effectShatter Effect are an alternative powerhouse of a band currently breaking through in the UK. Their unique sound crosses over somewhere between Enter Shikari and CHVRCHES.   

The band recently signed their first record deal, and have since gone on to record their debut effort, with a Spring 2015 release expected. 

GIG – My Baby at The Railway Inn – Thursday 11th June 2015

my babyMY BABY is a Dutch-New Zealand band, founded in Amsterdam. Their music is a mix of delta trance, blues , country and funk . MY BABY was formed in 2012 from several members of the Amsterdam soul band The Souldiers . The members are brother and sister Joost van Dijck and Cato van Dijck and Daniel ‘Dafreez “Johnston.

In 2013 they released their first album, MY BABY Loves Voodoo! the label Embrace Recordings . This album was nominated for an Edison . She also participated in “And Still”, the album that Henny Vrienten released in 2014.

MY Baby has played more at Noorderslag , Black Cross , SXSW Festival and toured Eastern Europe and New Zealand. American blues guitarist Seasick Steve , My Baby asked to be his support act on his tour of the United Kingdom in April 2015. The act was nominated for the Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Awards 2014 as the best live act.

In September 2014 My Baby collaborated on a play about the life of American singer Judee Sill , with Theatre Group Maastricht .

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GIG – Youth Man at The Joiners – Friday 12 June 2015

Youth-Man“10 New Artists You Need To Know February 2015” – Rolling Stone Magazine

“Birmingham proto-punks will incinerate your face” – Alternative Press

“Five tracks of raw and reckless thrills that embody riot grrl passion” – NME

“We love Youth Man, they’re keeping the spirit of punk alive” – Artrocker

“Seismic…a euphoric, helter-skelter track” – Clash Magazine

“If there is one band with the potential to break out and become rock-music megastars, then it’s Youth Man…they’re the

NEXT BIG THING.” – Drowned In Sound

“This is the kind of music you want to beat your friends up to” – DIY

“Impressive Dead Kennedy’s style creepy fury” – Rock Sound

“The next hype!” – Zane Lowe

GIG – Attention Thieves at The Joiners – Monday 8th June 2015

attention thievesAttention Thieves are a British alternative rock band from Reading, UK formed in 2009. The band is a brand new project for Alex Green formerly of the Arusha Accord. Debut single Broken Promise was recorded with producer Adam Whittaker and will be released on Monday 6th September, worldwide by Eden Music and distributed by Believe Digital.

Attention Thieves are more than your generic rock band and bring post-hardcore, progressive and punk elements to their sound but at the same time their tracks exude a pop immediacy that could propel them straight into the mainstream limelight. Attention Thieves already have 30,000 fans on Myspace, SKY are using several tracks for a forthcoming sports show and with a European tour announcement imminent, it’s all happening for these boys.

They display a discernible talent for crafting immediately catchy songs that are as acceptable to radio listeners as they will be to those schooled on the likes of the Police, Foo Fighters or Glassjaw and are revered for their energetic live shows. Peerless’ is overused these days when referring to bands, especially ones that are still-developing, but for Attention Thieves it seems entirely appropriate.

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GIG – Lemuria at The Joiners – Thursday 4th June 2015

lemuriaLemuria is an American indie/punk rock band from Buffalo, New York, who were formed in 2004. by drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns, guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella, and bassist Adam Vernick.

The trio began writing songs and released a five song demo, recorded at Watchmen Recording Studios, which started a long term relationship with engineer Doug White. After a handful of shows, and the release of the (now rare) Lemuria demo, the group parted ways with Vernick, and in March 2005, Jason Draper stepped in to join on bass.

The line-up of Lemuria featuring Alex, Sheena, and Jason went on to record many singles, splits, and 7″ records. The majority of the early releases, including the demo, s/t 7″, Lemuria/Frame split, AOTU Single Series, and “You’re Living Rooms All Over Me”, were all released (or co-released) by Art Of The Underground, an indie record label owned and operated by Alex Kerns.[7]

In 2007, after years of touring, the band remarked that never recording a full length album had given them time “to grow and to “find our sound.””.The band once again returned to Watchmen Recording Studios and began working on their first record, later titled Get Better and released on Asian Man Records.

Lyrically, with the exception of the songs written by Sheena and Jason, the album took a much darker tone than previous works, as many of Alex Kern’s lyrics were written dealing with the recent death of his father. Musically, however, the songs were bright and ‘uplifting’ as a result of the band and Alex’s attitude. All these things led to and helped in titling the record Get Better.

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