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Hot off the press, March 2017
Stormzy storms the charts with his debut album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’
The south London grime don delivers a debut album that’s brash and pensive in equal measure. NME gave the album 5 stars, remarking: "The 23-year-old south London grime don has reason aplenty for showing off, yet much of ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ catches him in a more reflective, appreciative mood.
On release, Gang Signs & Prayer secured the Number 1 spot on the Official Albums Chart, with combined chart sales of 69,000, according to Official Charts Company data. Added to which, the album racked up the most first-week streams for a Number 1 album in chart history.
Bring Me The Horizon - biggest arena tour to date underway
Currently touring on their biggest arena tour to date, BMTH are acknowledged as one of the UK's biggest metal bands. They kicked off their tour with a gig at London’s O2 Arena. Here’s what The Independent had to say about them: "The band's graduation into an arena act was nothing short of a triumph, and has been done with no loss of intensity or rage. The band’s new spectacular and slick staging met with the kind of intensity and presence that they’ve had all along, and made clear that there’s no question this is an arena act, and one Britain should be proud to have.” http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/bring-me-the-horizon-review-live-o2-arena-oli-sykes-thats-the-spirit-a7391881.html
Richard Hawley composes score for new film ‘Funny Cow’ (and acts in it too)
Gizmo Films are Cannes-bound with new film ‘Funny Cow’ staring Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, John Bishop, Alun Armstrong & Vic Reeves.
The film charts the rise to stardom of a stand-up comedienne in an all-male world during the 1970’s and 1980’s, set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the North of England. Richard Hawley has composed an original score and song for the film. He also appears in the film with Corinne Bailey Rae as a club-singing duo.
Milburn play Don Valley Bowl
To celebrate the release of Milburn's third studio album in June 2017, they are playing a massive outdoor show at the Don Valley Bowl, in the band’s home town of Sheffield. Supported by another Brown McLeod client, Reverend & the Makers, and Cabbage.
Tom Speight releases music video for Willow Tree
It’s said that Tom Speight's music takes the best elements of folk and pop music and puts them together to create a raw and infectious sound.
Tom was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and forced to take a break from music. After a two-year break following emergency surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation, the singer made a remarkable recovery personally and musically. He is back with a new single, Willow Tree, from his new EP of the same name. Of the song, Speight says: "I feel like Willow Tree is my least comprised recording to date."
Tramlines Festival 2017 21-23 July 2017
Year nine for Sheffield’s award-winning festival, and it looks set to be a corker of a lineup. With many acts still to be announced, this year’s roster already includes The Libertines, Metronomy, All Saints, The Coral and Toots & Maytals.
Pop-up world of Pete McKee opens in London, 1 April
‘McKee London’ is Pete McKee's first London pop-up store. A 23 day one-off McKee experience in the East End. The shop will open at the Old Truman Brewery, located just off Brick Lane and will feature new exclusive products and collaborations, alongside installations and a collection of classic McKee works, including past collaborations with Paul Smith, Oasis, Clarks Shoes, The Who, Paul Weller, Record Store Day, Warp Films and more.
Pete said ‘I am delighted to open my first pop-up shop in the East of London, the area has a long history with artists doing great work and the Old Truman Brewery is a fantastic location to open a store. I am looking forward to launching this new range of limited edition products.”