Werkre https://werk.re Werk.re Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:44:19 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.2 Werk.re Werk.re yes episodic Werk.re stevenhurst11@hotmail.co.uk stevenhurst11@hotmail.co.uk (Werk.re) Werk.re Werkre http://werk.re/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/FUlogo.jpg https://werk.re TV-MA Single review – InHibit: Settings https://werk.re/2021/02/22/single-review-inhibit-settings/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:44:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90677 Brussels-based 21-year-old Anglo-Belgian singer and composer Noah Roovers may call himself InHibit, but there’s nothing inhibited about his full on sound. This is metal but metal with an edge off funkiness that will appeal to fans of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rage Against The Machine,with the squealing guitar fireworks also nodding to the […]

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Single review – Simon Collins: Becoming Human https://werk.re/2021/02/22/single-review-simon-collins-becoming-human/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:32:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90671 Collins has been racking up a lot of interest from the more prog-orientated corners of the internet and print media.  But there’s a whole load of wider influences going on in this, the lead track from his album of the same name. For starters, the track is underpinned by a thumping breakbeat worthy of Led […]

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40 MPs tell Chancellor and PM, act now or see ‘extinction’ of UK nightlife https://werk.re/2021/02/18/40-mps-tell-chancellor-and-pm-act-now-or-see-extinction-of-uk-nightlife/ Thu, 18 Feb 2021 01:00:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90664 The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Night Time Economy, a cross-party group of more than 40 MPs, has today published the findings of its recent inquiry into the impact of Covid which warns that the sector is at risk of ‘extinction’ unless the  Government takes urgent action. The MPs urge the Prime Minister […]

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LIVE SKULL share video for “In A Perfect World” https://werk.re/2021/02/17/live-skull-share-video-for-in-a-perfect-world/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:27:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90666 Today NYC’s Live Skull have shared a new video for “In A Perfect World“ taken from their recent album ‘Dangerous Visions’ released on Bronson Recordings. Live Skull founding member Mark C comments on the video saying: “I shot the opening footage on lower Broadway in Manhattan, where I live and remained during lockdown. The occasion was several nights of vibrant Black Live Matters […]

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DEATH BLOOMS announce new EP https://werk.re/2021/02/17/death-blooms-announce-new-ep/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:18:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90660 DEATH BLOOMS have announced that they’ll be releasing a rage-filled collection of tracks in the form of their ‘Fuck Everything’ EP on 17 March via Adventure Cat Records. Intensely cathartic, this blistering release will enable metal fans across the globe to exorcise some demons. The title track is out today and vocalist Paul Barrow says of the […]

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Maxïmo Park confirm exclusive online live-streamed show https://werk.re/2021/02/17/maximo-park-confirm-exclusive-online-live-streamed-show/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:14:51 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90657 As the release of Maxïmo Park’s highly-anticipated new album “Nature Always Wins” draws ever closer, today they are confirming news of an exclusive online live-streamed show. The performance will celebrate the release of the album, and take place on Saturday March 6th, live from the Riverside, Newcastle. The band will play songs from the new album […]

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Zara Larsson to host exclusive online concert on International Women’s Day https://werk.re/2021/02/17/zara-larsson-to-host-exclusive-online-concert-on-international-womens-day/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:08:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90654 Multi-platinum pop star Zara Larsson has today announced details of a one-off global online concert on International Women’s Day (March 8th). The dynamic live show will see Zara perform songs from her hugely-anticipated new album ‘Poster Girl’ (released March 5th) for the first time – alongside some of her biggest hits – in a unique […]

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ELEGIAC: E. Graham Lewis of Wire & poet Ted Milton collaborate for new project https://werk.re/2021/02/17/elegiac-e-graham-lewis-of-wire-poet-ted-milton-collaborate-for-new-project/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:04:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90650 ELEGIAC is the collaborative project of Edvard Graham Lewis (Wire, He Said) and poet Ted Milton (Blurt). The pair have joined forces, alongside sound artist Sam Brittion, who mixed the record for their debut self-titled album, which is due out March 26th via Upp Records. Today they are sharing the first single from the record “Vous Et Ici” online.  Ted Milton is a prolific poet, […]

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HEAD OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC AT CAA JOINS NIGHT TIME INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION BOARD https://werk.re/2021/02/17/head-of-electronic-music-at-caa-joins-night-time-industries-association-board/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:00:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90647 As the pandemic continues to have a huge impact on the Night Time Economy it has been vital more than ever to work closely together as a sector to support this important cultural industry. The NTIA is delighted to welcome to the board Maria May, Head of Electronic Music/International at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and […]

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New Amy Winehouse biography to be published on 18 March https://werk.re/2021/02/17/new-amy-winehouse-biography-to-be-published-on-18-march/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:57:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90644 Amy Winehouse by Kate Solomon celebrates one of the mostpopular musicians of our time. In her intense, brief life, Amy Winehouse’s music spoke directly tomillions. And since her death, her fans have only increased. Amy Winehouse is one of those pop stars that comes along sorarely we’re not sure we knew what we had when […]

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HAVELOCKE announce new EP ‘Arsonist’ https://werk.re/2021/02/17/havelocke-announce-new-ep-arsonist/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:54:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90640 Havelocke have announced their new EP ‘Arsonist’ will be released 13th April via Silent Cult Records. They’ve also revealed a new single – the almost-title-track ‘The Arsonist’ – with accompanying music video (courtesy of Aaran Mackenzie Films). ‘The Arsonist’ is the second track to be released from the upcoming EP, following the unveiling of ‘Vampire Eyes’ last month. Vocalist Owen Cousins says […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Releases “Southside Forever” Freestyle     https://werk.re/2021/02/17/megan-thee-stallion-releases-southside-forever-freestyle%e2%80%86%e2%80%80-%e2%80%86/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:50:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90637 In celebration of her birthday and in keeping with her growing tradition of #MeganMondays, Megan Thee Stallion has put out ‘Southside Forever Freestyle’, the latest freestyle in her ongoing series. Over a hard-hitting beat produced by longtime collaborators LilJuMadeDaBeat and Three Six Mafia’s Juicy J, Megan dials straight back to the untouchable flows she became known for, whilst celebrating her hometown and its […]

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Tia Kofi To Release Debut Single ‘Outside In’ https://werk.re/2021/02/17/tia-kofi-to-release-debut-single-outside-in/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:46:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90634 She’s one of the major breakout stars of the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, and this Friday Tia Kofi releases her debut single ‘Outside In’ via Intention Records. ‘Outside In’ is a glorious electro pop song, written by pop supremos Little Boots, Tom Aspaul and Gil Lewis, and produced by Gil, who recently […]

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INTRODUCING: DEBBY FRIDAY https://werk.re/2021/02/17/introducing-debby-friday/ Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:43:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90631 Audiovisual artist, vocalist and experimental producer DEBBY FRIDAY has shared her new single & video “RUNNIN“. Shedding the previous layers of noise and catharsis, the Vancouver-based artist drives home a snaking synth-rap jam that’s primed with electric potential. Speaking about her thrilling new single, she says: “This new record is about pure expression. I don’t feel like I […]

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INTRODUCING: GLÜME https://werk.re/2021/02/15/introducing-glume/ Mon, 15 Feb 2021 11:24:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90628 After recently signing to Italians Do It Better, Glüme is sharing her new single & video “Get Low“, which is taken from her upcoming debut album ‘The Internet’, due later this year.  “‘Get Low’ is about the high of falling for someone & how it effects your brain chemistry & nervous system. With autonomic dysfunction & a heart […]

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James Arthur Signs To Columbia Records UK https://werk.re/2021/02/15/james-arthur-signs-to-columbia-records-uk/ Mon, 15 Feb 2021 11:22:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90626 Columbia Records UK has signed multi-platinum singer-songwriter James Arthur. The deal is a co-deal with Columbia Records Germany, who have worked with James for the last five years since his No.1 album ‘Back From The Edge’. Columbia and Columbia Records Germany will release James’s fourth album in 2021, with a new single coming this March. James was previously […]

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I LIKE TRAINS share Vessels remix of “The Truth” https://werk.re/2021/02/12/i-like-trains-share-vessels-remix-of-the-truth/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:38:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90622 Following the August release of new album ‘KOMPROMAT‘ via Atlantic Curve, I LIKE TRAINS’ searing take on post-truth politics, “The Truth” gets a hefty bass-heavy rework by Vessels. The Leeds band have also announced a string of European tour dates for Autumn 2021. “I don’t usually have a remix in mind when it come to our own music,” I LIKE TRAINS […]

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Sea Girls unveil cover of Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus’ ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/sea-girls-unveil-cover-of-mark-ronson-miley-cyrus-nothing-breaks-like-a-heart/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:34:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90618 Today, Sea Girls release their emotive cover of the 2018 hit ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart‘ by pop rock queen Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson, and is a track dedicated to their fans. First unveiled as an Amazon Original, this exquisite cover now gets its full release . Singer Henry Camamile was inspired to cover the track […]

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JYNX Release ‘All In Caskets’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/jynx-release-all-in-caskets/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:31:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90615 Continuing to operate outside the recognised norms of the music industry, 333 Wreckords Crew are collaborating with visceral New York band Jynx for a one-off single release in a move that puts the ball in the artist’s court.  Says 333 Wrecks instigator, and frontman of acclaimed band and activists Fever 333, Jason Aalon Butler: “We feel […]

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Michael Aldag shares emotional banger ‘Divorce’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/michael-aldag-shares-emotional-banger-divorce/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:29:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90611 Liverpool alt-pop sensation Michael Aldag has returned with new single ‘Divorce’. One of 2021’s most hotly tipped names, Aldag’s ambition and unique sound is carving a niche in a city steeped in cultural history, injecting colour into proceedings with his confessional, relatable brand of bedroom pop grounded in an affable reality. His raw creativity and forward thinking […]

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Rag’n’Bone Man releases the live and acoustic rendition of his latest single ‘All You Ever Wanted’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/ragnbone-man-releases-the-live-and-acoustic-rendition-of-his-latest-single-all-you-ever-wanted/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:20:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90608 Following on from the announcement of his long-awaited second album ‘Life By Misadventure’, his first full-length since the ground-breaking and award winning 2017 debut ‘Human’, Rag’n’Bone Man has now unveiled a live and acoustic video for the record’s lead single ‘All You Ever Wanted’, recorded at Livingstone Studios. While the original recording sees him explore […]

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THE FRATELLIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE https://werk.re/2021/02/12/the-fratellis-release-new-single/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:16:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90605 ‘Need A Little Love’ is the brilliant new single and video from The Fratellis, available today on Cooking Vinyl. The uplifting, romantic track is the third to be taken from the multi-platinum selling Glasgow band’s new album ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ (out April 9) following ‘Six Days In June’ and ‘Action Replay’. If […]

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DANNY ELFMAN SHARES NEW SONG ‘LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/danny-elfman-shares-new-song-love-in-the-time-of-covid/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:13:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90602 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, composer, singer and songwriter Danny Elfman is sharing his new song ‘Love In The Time Of Covid’. The short film accompanying the track is directed by German filmmaker and photographer Sven Gutjahr and Elfman’s creative director Berit Gilma. It tells a somewhat bizarre story of longing for intimacy in today’s socially isolated world in […]

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NOGA EREZ shares alternative version of new single “End of The Road” https://werk.re/2021/02/12/noga-erez-shares-alternative-version-of-new-single-end-of-the-road/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:06:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90599 Following the recent announcement of her new album ‘KIDS’ for March 26th release via City Slang, Noga Erez has shared an alternative version of her latest single, “End of The Road”. The stripped-back reimagined live version continues the “Kids Against The Machine” series, following similarly styled reworkings of previous singles “VIEWS,”“NO news on TV” and “You So Done“. This time, it’s a glorious, infectious version of “End […]

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INTRODUCING: NAOKO SAKATA https://werk.re/2021/02/12/introducing-naoko-sakata/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:00:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90595 Today Gothenburg-based Japanese musician Naoko Sakata announces her new piano solo album ‘Dancing Spirits’ for release on March 26, 2021 via Pomperipossa Records, a Swedish label that has established itself as a beacon for avant-garde, drone, ambient and experimental music, led by artist Anna von Hausswolff. The captivating and enchanting music on ‘Dancing Spirits’ is the daughter of the moment and therefore unrepeatable; pure improvisation and untampered freedom […]

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SADNESS & COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT Release new single ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/sadness-complete-disappointment-release-new-single-survivors-guilt/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 12:57:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90592 Sadness & Complete Disappointment have released another slice of misery-grunge from their forthcoming debut EP, the ironically-titled ‘Fun’. ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ is, in fact, a love song of sorts but lead vocalist and drummer Esme admits that “it’s more about the desperation to not be alone, regardless of the cost to your happiness because, no matter what they tell […]

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UNKLE release “Do Yourself Some Good” https://werk.re/2021/02/12/unkle-release-do-yourself-some-good/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:21:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90589 James Lavelle’s UNKLE return with the uplifting new track, ‘Do Yourself Some Good’. The single, which premiered last night on Mary Anne Hobbs show on BBC 6Music, is taken from the forthcoming mixtape, ‘Rōnin I’ set for a March 26th release on Studio:UNKLE. Pre-orders coming soon… When the lockdown started in Spring 2020, it was […]

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HEY, KING! release new track ‘Sorry’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/hey-king-release-new-track-sorry/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:19:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90586 Songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Natalie London and her partner, vocalist and percussionist Taylor Plecity, approach music with a childlike curiosity and adventurous spirit—fitting for a band named Hey, King! – a phrase from the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. Today, ANTI- Records releases Hey, King!’s new track ‘Sorry.’ With energy reminiscent of Front […]

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SHRINK shares new single ‘Cut You Loose’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/shrink-shares-new-single-cut-you-loose/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:16:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90583 SHRINK is the project of 22 year old Sam Breathwick, already gaining attention from tastemakers Abbie McCarthy and Phil Taggart, as well as finding himself on highly coveted Spotify playlists Lorem, Bloom, and Fresh Finds. Also known as the hotly-tipped producer Vasser, who has recently worked on tracks for Connie Constance, NAYANA IZ, and others, as […]

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Chris Difford joins Jools Holland & Jim Moir’s podcast Joyride https://werk.re/2021/02/12/chris-difford-joins-jools-holland-jim-moirs-podcast-joyride/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:36:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90581 Jools and Jim’s Joyride, the hilarious travel themed podcast hosted by Jools Holland and Jim Moir (AKA comedian Vic Reeves), takes to the skies this week with Holland’s long-time chum and Squeeze bandmate, Chris Difford.   In episode three, the trio dive into a world of showbiz gossip and air-borne antics. As Jools reminisces on the star-studded flights that followed the recording of each episode of The Tube, Chris recounts the […]

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THE HOLD STEADY announce live stream “Weekender” https://werk.re/2021/02/12/the-hold-steady-announce-live-stream-weekender/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:33:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90578 The Hold Steady announce plans for an unprecedented 2021 edition of The Weekender, the band’s annual multi-night live event for fans in the United Kingdom. Traditionally held at the legendary Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, this year will see The Weekender livestreaming directly from Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl for two concerts on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March […]

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Travis Release New Track ‘Waving At The Window’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/travis-release-new-track-waving-at-the-window/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:31:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90574 Taken from last year’s critically-acclaimed top 5 album, ’10 Songs’, Travis have released their romantically reminiscent new single, ‘Waving At The Window’.  A fan favourite from the album, the incredibly infectious track is a love song for the ages set over an insistent piano hook. “‘Waving at the Window’ was written a year before the […]

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DRONES release new single ‘Live & Let Live’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/drones-release-new-single-live-let-live/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:27:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90571 “Live & Let Live is for anyone who has ever felt trapped in their own skin,” says Drones vocalist Lois McDougall of the band’s highly relatable new track. “We’re all born with unique bodies. We don’t have a say in what they’re going to look like, yet for some reason, we’ve built a society where we’re judged based […]

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Bowling For Soup “Surf The UK” Tour Postponed To April 2022 https://werk.re/2021/02/12/bowling-for-soup-surf-the-uk-tour-postponed-to-april-2022/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:24:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90568 Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Bowling For Soup have sadly taken the necessary decision to reschedule their Surf The UK tour. Originally scheduled to take place in May this year, Jaret, Gary, Rob and Chris will instead be returning to the UK to play seaside towns across the country in April 2022. Bowling […]

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WHILE SHE SLEEPS Release new single ‘YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED’ https://werk.re/2021/02/12/while-she-sleeps-release-new-single-you-are-all-you-need/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:21:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90563 Following on from the launch of their new fan-oriented platform Sleeps Society and the announcement of their fifth album, also titled ‘SLEEPS SOCIETY’, Sheffield’s metal impresarios While She Sleeps have revealed their hard-hitting new single ‘YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED’. The track features on the forthcoming album, set for release 16 April via Sleeps Brothers / Spinefarm Records.  […]

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Tom Jones Releases Video For New Single “No Hole In My Head” https://werk.re/2021/02/12/tom-jones-releases-video-for-new-single-no-hole-in-my-head/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:19:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90561 Following the announcement last week of his forthcoming album Surrounded By Time, Tom Jones has released a new single “No Hole In My Head” and its accompanying video. Surrounded By Time will be released on April 23 via S-Curve Records/BMG and is now available for pre-order. “This song is powerful at any age,” explains Tom […]

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Gabrielle announces new album https://werk.re/2021/02/08/gabrielle-announces-new-album/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:45:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90558 Harlequin proved to be hugely popular with audiences during the current season of ‘The Masked Singer’. Ever since she debuted with her take on Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’, she demonstrated a spine-tingling vocal talent which naturally demonstrated passion and poise, masterly control and an abundance of character. While some guessed that the artist behind the mask was Gabrielle, for many it […]

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GLASS ANIMALS ANNOUNCES “HEAT WAVES (EXPANSION PACK)” https://werk.re/2021/02/08/glass-animals-announces-heat-waves-expansion-pack/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:35:51 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90555 “Heat Waves,” taken from Glass Animals’ acclaimed album Dreamland, has been remixed by standout producers Oliver Heldens and Sonny Fodera—Iisten HERE. Bursting with all the wonderful tricks that we have come to expect from Glass Animals, the producers put their own unique dancefloor twists on “Heat Waves,” elevating the track to new heights. Oliver Heldens injects his signature dancefloor sound with […]

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Wyclef Jean Releases Amazon Original Cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” https://werk.re/2021/02/05/wyclef-jean-releases-amazon-original-cover-of-bob-marleys-is-this-love/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:51:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90548 Today GRAMMY award-winning artist, producer, actor, and activist Wyclef Jean released an Amazon Original cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.” “I chose ‘Is This Love’ because love is timeless and we must always remember love conquers hate,” Wyclef says of the song, which is being released in honour of what would have been Bob […]

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The Snuts donate video budget & team up with Scottish Refugee Council https://werk.re/2021/02/05/the-snuts-donate-video-budget-team-up-with-scottish-refugee-council/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:47:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90545 Following the announcement of their raucous, hook laden debut album, W.L. – out 19th March on Parlophone Records – The Snuts have today released their infectious new single ‘Somebody Loves You‘, which premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, alongside an emotionally uplifting video for the track.  A love song for the ages, with its title deep-rooted in the […]

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BASTILLE ANNOUNCES NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘REORCHESTRATED’ https://werk.re/2021/02/05/bastille-announces-new-documentary-film-reorchestrated/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:43:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90542 ReOrchestrated is a feature-length documentary film featuring Bastille, arriving worldwide via Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021. Watch the trailer HERE. Fans can also stream the Amazon Original track “Warmth,” which features during the opening sequence of documentary film, exclusively on Amazon Music. Listen HERE. From humble underdog origins, through to a number one debut album, BRITs and Grammy nods, […]

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Billie Eilish goes behind the scenes of “Therefore I Am” https://werk.re/2021/02/05/billie-eilish-goes-behind-the-scenes-of-therefore-i-am/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:40:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90539 Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Billie Eilish has partnered with Vevo for an exclusive behind the scenes look at her self-directed “Therefore I Am” music video in the latest installment of Vevo Footnotes. Eilish reveals that after spending an entire day trying to come up with the perfect concept, the idea to film “Therefore I Am” […]

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THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES WORLD TOUR https://werk.re/2021/02/05/the-weeknd-announces-world-tour/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:37:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90536 The 104-date global tour will kick off on January 14th in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Berlin and more, before wrapping November 16th in London at The O2. The worldwide tour announcement comes just days ahead of the multi-platinum singer’s headlining Super Bowl performance, […]

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FLOCK OF DIMES announces album ‘Head of Roses’ https://werk.re/2021/02/05/flock-of-dimes-announces-album-head-of-roses/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:34:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90533 Today, Flock of Dimes (aka Jenn Wasner) has shared “Two,” the official video and lead single from her newly announced album ‘Head of Roses’, out April 2nd, 2021 via Sub Pop.  Wasner’s second solo LP and her first for Sub Pop following last year’s EP ‘Like So Much Desire’, ‘Head of Roses’ showcases her ability to embrace new levels of vulnerability, honesty and openness, combined […]

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DESIRE share new video “Zeros” https://werk.re/2021/02/05/desire-share-new-video-zeros/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:31:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90530 Today Desire are sharing a video for their single “Zeros“, which is out now via Italians Do It Better.  Shot in the desert in Palm Springs, the video for “Zeros” was directed by Kirill Nong and stars Megan Louise of Desire and model Soo Joo Park burying their past. Park also plays keyboard on the track and will […]

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MUTTERING announce debut EP ‘Don’t Think About It’ https://werk.re/2021/02/05/muttering-announce-debut-ep-dont-think-about-it/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:29:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90527 London-based indie-rock newcomers MUTTERING have announced their debut EP ‘Don’t Think About It’ will be out 9th April via Failure By Design Records. The first track to be released from the forthcoming collection is the darkly brooding ‘Swim’. Back in 2019, the group’s vocalist Chaz Bush penned the unnervingly prophetic lyrics “everything’s gonna change, I can feel it” for the track […]

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PET SHOP BOYS ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED DATES FOR DREAMWORLD: THE GREATEST HITS LIVE TOUR https://werk.re/2021/02/05/pet-shop-boys-announce-rescheduled-dates-for-dreamworld-the-greatest-hits-live-tour/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:27:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90524 Pet Shop Boys have rescheduled the dates for their Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live tour which will now take place in 2022. The tour, which had already been rescheduled once due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, will see the duo play UK and European shows next summer as part of their first ever greatest hits […]

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Ab Fab star Jane Horrocks joins Jools & Jim’s Joyride https://werk.re/2021/02/05/ab-fab-star-jane-horrocks-joins-jools-jims-joyride/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:24:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90521 Acclaimed actress and singer Jane Horrocks is the latest guest to get behind the wheel of Jools and Jim’s Joyride, the brand-new podcast hosted by iconic bandleader Jools Holland and comedian Jim Moir, best known as Vic Reeves.   The multi-award nominated actress and singer reveals her ‘slow and angry’ approach to road rage as the trio discuss the potential perils of shouting at other road users.   Discussing one experience, Jane Horrocks said, ‘I was driving along the river at […]

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Montreux Jazz Festival unveils plans to future-proof festival https://werk.re/2021/02/05/montreux-jazz-festival-unveils-plans-to-future-proof-festival/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:20:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90518 The Montreux Jazz Festival has unveiled its initial plans for 2021 to further future-proof the legendary festival amid the ongoing global pandemic that has disrupted the live event industry. Founded in 1967 on the Lake Geneva shoreline, the Festival has adopted an always-on digital strategy, through its subsidiary media company Montreux Media Ventures, to become […]

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PUSSY RIOT DEMANDS RELEASE OF RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER NAVALNY https://werk.re/2021/02/05/pussy-riot-demands-release-of-russian-opposition-leader-navalny/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:31:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90515 We all must put as much pressure as humanly possible on Putin to make sure that he releases all political prisoners. “RAGE” is a part of the campaign for the immediate release of Alexey Navalny, Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekhina, and dozens of others. “Imagine that Trump stayed in the office for the 2nd time and […]

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Celeste announces 2022 UK tour https://werk.re/2021/02/05/celeste-announces-2022-uk-tour/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:27:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90512 Celeste has announced details of her first headline UK tour. The ascending soul star, who released her debut album ‘Not Your Muse’ last week to high acclaim, will perform six headline shows in spring 2022, culminating at London’s Roundhouse on April 21st. The tour news follows the announcement of Celeste’s first London shows since December 2019. […]

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YOUNG KNIVES share animated video for new single “Jenny Haniver” https://werk.re/2021/02/05/young-knives-share-animated-video-for-new-single-jenny-haniver/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:21:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90509 Young Knives (brothers Henry Dartnall and The House of Lords) are today sharing an animated video for their new single “Jenny Haniver”, created by Iman Mahdy. Following a series of unfiltered and unsettling self-made video releases from the band, throughout the release of new album Barbarians, they wanted to hand control of the visuals around “Jenny Haniver” to Iman […]

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HRVY RESCHEDULED UK OCTOBER 2021 https://werk.re/2021/02/05/hrvy-rescheduled-uk-october-2021/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:18:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90506 Due to the ongoing global pandemic and restrictions in place, HRVY has announced that his upcoming April 2021 tour has been rescheduled to October 2021. Fans are advised to hold onto their tickets as they will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. HRVY has also announced two additional dates for the tour including a second show at the […]

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Gary Barlow 2021 Tour With Very Special Guest Leona Lewis https://werk.re/2021/02/05/gary-barlow-2021-tour-with-very-special-guest-leona-lewis/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:05:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90503 Gary Barlow will be hitting the road next November for his rescheduled solo tour  – Music Played By Humans – The Tour. Kicking off in Belfast on 27 November 2021, Gary will hit the road with a full orchestra, playing 15 shows in 13 cities around the UK and Ireland. He’ll bring to life songs from his […]

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LOUIS TOMLINSON UK TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021 https://werk.re/2021/02/05/louis-tomlinson-uk-tour-postponed-until-september-2021/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:30:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90500 Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, Louis Tomlinson’s UK tour dates for the spring have been rescheduled to September 2021.  Fans are advised to hold on to their tickets as they will remain valid for the rearranged dates. For fans who have purchased tickets for London Roundhouse – tickets that were purchased for Monday 15 […]

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LANDE HEKT Releases new single ‘December’ https://werk.re/2021/02/05/lande-hekt-releases-new-single-december/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:26:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90498 ‘December’ is Lande Hekt’s fittingly seasonal new single, the latest to be released from her forthcoming debut solo album ‘Going to Hell’, which will be out 22 Jan 2021 via Get Better Records. Lande says of its subject matter: “This one is about feeling scared to do anything about it when you like someone. It’s a bit […]

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GRANDBROTHERS share new single “What We See” https://werk.re/2021/02/05/grandbrothers-share-new-single-what-we-see/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:25:09 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90495 Grandbrothers have shared a second single from their forthcoming album ‘All The Unknown’, which is set for January 15th release on City Slang. Following the album’s title track & accompanying cinematic video, “What We See“ is a moving piece, written with the aid of artificial intelligence. The band comment: “The first part of this song is this sort of caucasian piano line. The interesting part […]

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McFly Announce One Off Show At London’s The O2 Arena https://werk.re/2021/02/05/mcfly-announce-one-off-show-at-londons-the-o2-arena/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:22:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90492 Pop superstars McFly announced a special one-off show at London’s The O2 arena, ‘One Night Only…Again’ on Sunday 21st November 2021. In November 2019 McFly played their most recent gig, ‘One Night Only’ at The O2 aena, a sold out stand alone show to mark their reformation and return to music, especially for their fans. So after such a long wait, McFly want to give […]

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ALL TIME LOW announce more UK live shows for September 2021 https://werk.re/2021/02/05/all-time-low-announce-more-uk-live-shows-for-september-2021/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:17:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90489 ALL TIME LOW have today announced additional UK headline dates for September 2021! The quartet, who announced a trio of shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow for September in support of their UK Top 5 album, ‘Wake Up Sunshine’, will play extra shows in London and Glasgow following the three quick sell outs! The tour now runs […]

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MOLCHAT DOMA share new video https://werk.re/2021/02/05/molchat-doma-share-new-video/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:15:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90486 Following the recent release of their new album ‘Monument’ through Sacred Bones, Belarus-based trio Molchat Doma have shared a new video for track “Zvezdy“. Translating as “Stars,” the track encapsulates their Russian-language noir romance, with vocalist Egor Shutko chanting “You are the stars, and I am the moon / I am the moon / You are the sun / You are the sun / You are […]

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Single review – Dickey Doo & Jamecia Bennett: Do What You Want (Hypernatural) https://werk.re/2021/02/02/single-review-dickey-doo-jamecia-bennett-do-what-you-want-hypernatural/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 11:24:39 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90479 Jamecia Bennett adds heaps of attitude to this corking house/garage thumper

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Forty Elephant Gang – Next Time Round https://werk.re/2021/01/26/forty-elephant-gang-next-time-round/ Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:43:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90471 London’s Forty Elephant Gang are already building a fine reputation for themselves. Their melodic mixture of folk and blues features some lovely instrumental work based mainly around acoustic guitar and mandolin, with strong vocals presenting their emotional and poetic songs. Next Time Round is a fine first release and shows real promise from a band […]

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Commentary. The Crow https://werk.re/2021/01/17/commentary-the-crow/ Sun, 17 Jan 2021 07:26:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90450 Movie stareted at: 24.37 mins It’s all aboard for our first commentary for 2021. To tie in with our Jan podcast on the year 1994; We picked our Joint favourite movie of that year. Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and even Shawshank can take a walk – We’re talking about THE CROW. We are also joined […]

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Movie stareted at: 24.37 mins It’s all aboard for our first commentary for 2021. To tie in with our Jan podcast on the year 1994; We picked our Joint favourite movie of that year. Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and even Shawshank can take a walk – We’re ta... Movie stareted at: 24.37 mins It’s all aboard for our first commentary for 2021. To tie in with our Jan podcast on the year 1994; We picked our Joint favourite movie of that year. Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and even Shawshank can take a walk – We’re talking about THE CROW. We are also joined […] Werk.re 2:00:24
Episode 14. 1994 https://werk.re/2021/01/16/episode-14-1994/ Sat, 16 Jan 2021 20:23:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90449 Intro montage: 2 mins 21 We start 2021 with quite an epic length show – and all thanks to everyone on the podcast doing their homework and having a lot to say about the year 1994! We discuss the highs, the lows and the experiences. Welcome to another year on Film Utopia.

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Intro montage: 2 mins 21 We start 2021 with quite an epic length show – and all thanks to everyone on the podcast doing their homework and having a lot to say about the year 1994! We discuss the highs, the lows and the experiences. Intro montage: 2 mins 21 We start 2021 with quite an epic length show – and all thanks to everyone on the podcast doing their homework and having a lot to say about the year 1994! We discuss the highs, the lows and the experiences. Welcome to another year on Film Utopia. Werk.re yes 3:10:18
Commentary. Waterworld https://werk.re/2020/12/31/commentary-waterworld/ Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:03:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90398 Yes we decided to have a Costner New year too! And one both Ben and Sean have seen. Steven guides the talk on one of the best post apopcalypse movies made to date – the hugley entertaining (in all deaprtments) and massively underratted Waterworld!

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Yes we decided to have a Costner New year too! And one both Ben and Sean have seen. Steven guides the talk on one of the best post apopcalypse movies made to date – the hugley entertaining (in all deaprtments) and massively underratted Waterworld! Yes we decided to have a Costner New year too! And one both Ben and Sean have seen. Steven guides the talk on one of the best post apopcalypse movies made to date – the hugley entertaining (in all deaprtments) and massively underratted Waterworld! Werk.re 2:13:13
Episode 13. Alan Silvestri https://werk.re/2020/12/31/episode-13-alan-silvestri/ Thu, 31 Dec 2020 17:38:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90421 Intro montage: 2 mins 50 secs. Things get musical as we close out 2020. Ben, Steven and Sean talk about the music high and low notes of Alan Silvestri’s career and answer the question: Is there anything noteworthy beyond Back to the Future, Predator and the Avengers! We also close on a few notes about […]

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Intro montage: 2 mins 50 secs. Things get musical as we close out 2020. Ben, Steven and Sean talk about the music high and low notes of Alan Silvestri’s career and answer the question: Is there anything noteworthy beyond Back to the Future, Intro montage: 2 mins 50 secs. Things get musical as we close out 2020. Ben, Steven and Sean talk about the music high and low notes of Alan Silvestri’s career and answer the question: Is there anything noteworthy beyond Back to the Future, Predator and the Avengers! We also close on a few notes about […] Werk.re 2:12:53
Single review – Sasha & The Shades – Falling https://werk.re/2020/12/28/single-review-sasha-the-shades-falling/ Mon, 28 Dec 2020 15:02:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90414 Sasha & The Shades have picked up a lot of attention in the blogosphere in recent years for their mix of swampy blues, roadhouse blues rock and psychedelic tinges. A particularly heady combination in the live arena, it has to be said. ‘Falling’, the South Londoners’ new single and the first peek at what they […]

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Single Review – Marianne Dissard – Come On, Let’s Go! https://werk.re/2020/12/28/single-review-marianne-dissard-come-on-lets-go/ Mon, 28 Dec 2020 13:42:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90406 Marianne Dissard was a new name to this writer, but on closer inspection, her pedigree is pretty impressive Born in France, she turned up in Arizona to make a film about the scene in Tucsan and ended up staying there for two decades, becoming a central figure in the city’s musical heritage. You can hear […]

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Commentary. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves https://werk.re/2020/12/23/commentary-robin-hood-prince-of-thieves/ Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:02:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90397 Steven and Ben decide that the best way to talk about Kevin Costner without Sean around is to do it sneakilly as a commentary over one of his more popular films from way back. So with that in mind you can expect a myriad of thoughts on both the film and Costner’s previous work. And […]

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Steven and Ben decide that the best way to talk about Kevin Costner without Sean around is to do it sneakilly as a commentary over one of his more popular films from way back. So with that in mind you can expect a myriad of thoughts on both the film an... Steven and Ben decide that the best way to talk about Kevin Costner without Sean around is to do it sneakilly as a commentary over one of his more popular films from way back. So with that in mind you can expect a myriad of thoughts on both the film and Costner’s previous work. And […] Werk.re 2:15:21
LIAM PAYNE AND DIXIE D’AMELIO REVEAL CHRISTMAS SINGLE ‘NAUGHTY LIST’ https://werk.re/2020/12/10/liam-payne-and-dixie-damelio-reveal-christmas-single-naughty-list/ Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:10:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90392 Liam Payne and Dixie D’Amelio have today revealed the brand new video for their single, ‘Naughty List’, which is out now on Capitol Records. Directed by Isaac Rentz and filmed in London and LA, the video sees Liam and Dixie getting into the festive spirit with a bunch of friends while they pose in a tinsel-adorned photobooth, put […]

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Circa Waves Share Festive New Song “Miss Christmas” https://werk.re/2020/12/10/circa-waves-share-festive-new-song-miss-christmas/ Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:09:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90389 Today Circa Waves have shared “Miss Christmas”, a seasonal slice of top notch songwriting from the ever-prolific four piece. A suitably off-kilter addition to the Christmas song canon, “Miss Christmas” is accompanied by a socially distanced video, which sees Kieran, Joe, Sam and Colin capture the mood in this strangest of years.  Kieran Shuddall says “As no one’s […]

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Launch of charity single to help hospice for children https://werk.re/2020/12/09/launch-of-charity-single-to-help-hospice-for-children/ Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:27:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90385 The X Factor and Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards helps actor Martin Dickinson release a cover of You Raised Me Up made famous by Josh Groban as a charity single for a Children’s hospice. In a time where we are being encouraged to place our lives on hold, for some that is not possible. Children give […]

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SAINT AGNES RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘THIS WORLD AIN’T BIG ENOUGH’ https://werk.re/2020/12/09/saint-agnes-release-new-single-this-world-aint-big-enough/ Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:21:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90382 Currently hard at work on the follow up to their highly acclaimed ‘The Family Strange EP’, macabre-charged rockers Saint Agnes have released an absolute BANGER of a new single,  ‘This World Ain’t Big Enough’. The accompanying video is a crystal ball into the weird and wonderful world of Saint Agnes. “This World Ain’t Big Enough’ is […]

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Hot Chip announce Hot Chip and Friends charity stream https://werk.re/2020/12/09/hot-chip-announce-hot-chip-and-friends-charity-stream/ Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:14:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90379 On December 18th 2020, Hot Chip and Friends will go “Straight To The Morning” with one long B2B DJ set in support of Crisis, the national charity for people who are homeless. The stream will begin at 8pm GMT and go straight to the early hours – it can be watched from anywhere in the world but is a one-time event. The line-up for Hot Chip […]

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BELLADRUM RELEASES CHRISTMAS CHARITY SINGLE https://werk.re/2020/12/09/belladrum-releases-christmas-charity-single/ Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:10:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90376 To help raise those festive spirits and hopefully some funds for charity, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will launch a Christmas two track single this Wednesday 9th December. The first track is a Belladrum inspired re-working of The 12 Day’s of Christmas written by Scotland’s first Scots Scriever and great friend of the festival Hamish Macdonald, while […]

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CASPER CLAUSEN shares new single https://werk.re/2020/12/09/casper-clausen-shares-new-single/ Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:06:18 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90373 Today Casper Clausen, frontman of Efterklang and adjacent project Liima, has shared a second single from his forthcoming debut solo album, ‘Better Way,’ which will be released on his birthday, Saturday January 9th via City Slang.Following the juddering, 9-minute krautrock opening jam “Used To Think“, new single “Ocean Wave“ and the accompanying video is a woozy, laidback homage to Lisbon, Portugal, where the album was […]

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TIJUANA BIBLES ANNOUNCE LIVE STREAM SHOW FOR 18TH DECEMBER IN AID OF SHELTER SCOTLAND https://werk.re/2020/12/09/tijuana-bibles-announce-live-stream-show-for-18th-december-in-aid-of-shelter-scotland/ Wed, 09 Dec 2020 10:13:51 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90370 Post-punk hypnotists Tijuana Bibles have made a surprise return with new single ‘Stateless’ – listen here, accompanied by a scathing live-action animated video – watch here, which premiered on XS Noize. To celebrate, the Coatbridge rock titans have announced a livestream taking place on Friday 18th December, which will be hosted over at Tijuana Bibles’ Youtube Channel in aid […]

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Larkin Poe announce special Christmas live stream event https://werk.re/2020/12/08/larkin-poe-announce-special-christmas-live-stream-event/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:28:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90367 Larkin Poe are joining forces with Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown this holiday season to bring fans a virtual musical extravaganza, which promises to bring plenty of Yuletide cheer and classic Christmas tunes.  The show will air twice on Dec 19th (UK screening at 7pm GMT). Fans can join the airing live to watch the show and chat […]

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JOHN CARPENTER shares dancefloor-ready new single “The Dead Walk” https://werk.re/2020/12/08/john-carpenter-shares-dancefloor-ready-new-single-the-dead-walk/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:26:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90364 John Carpenter has shared a new single and visualizer for “The Dead Walk,” a track from his first album of non-soundtrack music in nearly five years, ‘Lost Themes III: Alive After Death,’ which is set for release on February 5th via Sacred Bones. John famously called the first ‘Lost Themes’ album “a soundtrack for the movies in your mind and on ‘Alive After Death’ those […]

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The Ella Sisters release new Christmas single ‘Drunk On December’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/the-ella-sisters-release-new-christmas-single-drunk-on-december/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:23:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90361 Norwegian twins The Ella Sister share the festive spirit on personal new single ‘Drunk On December’, lifted from the band’s forthcoming EP ‘Sugarcoat’ due 2021. They say: “We wrote lots of music while social distancing and we wanted to share a nostalgic and longing Christmas tune, not put in the calendar until autumn hit. This is […]

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CALEXICO share new video “Heart of Downtown” https://werk.re/2020/12/08/calexico-share-new-video-heart-of-downtown/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:21:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90358 Calexico have released Seasonal Shift via City Slang, their first-ever holiday album. In honor of release day they have also shared a new video for the song “Heart of Downtown” feat. Bombino.  “I wrote a chorus in French thinking that it would help bridge the gap from our world to [Bombino’s], hoping he would take whatever lines he connected with,” singer, songwriter and […]

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TINDERSTICKS cover Television Personalities’ “You’ll have to scream louder” https://werk.re/2020/12/08/tindersticks-cover-television-personalities-youll-have-to-scream-louder/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:17:39 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90355 Today Tindersticks share a new single ‘You’ll have to scream louder.’ A cover of the Television Personalities song from classic album ‘The Painted Word’, the track is the first single to be taken from Tindersticks’ forthcoming album for City Slang ‘Distractions’ – more details to be announced in the new year. “Late may, early June, 2020 was a twitchy and angry time […]

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The Cribs share brand new track, ‘Christmas (All Year Long)’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/the-cribs-share-brand-new-track-christmas-all-year-long/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:01:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90352 The Cribs, who last week hit the top twenty with their critically acclaimed eighth album, Night Network, have embraced the spirit of the season and announced details of the release of a Christmas single.  Christmas (All Year Long), which was previously available as a very limited edition flexi disc as part of an album pre-order bundle with the […]

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SPECIAL INTEREST share new BOY HARSHER remix https://werk.re/2020/12/08/special-interest-share-new-boy-harsher-remix/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:58:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90349 Following the release of their album ‘The Passion Of…‘ earlier this year, New Orleans-based punk band Special Interest have announced a new 12″ release ‘Street Pulse Beat‘, which features remixes from Boy Harsher, Ruth Mascelli and DJ Haram. The record is set for release on Jan 8th via Nude Club Records and is available for pre-order and today the “Street Pulse […]

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PETROL GIRLS Release new single ‘I Believe Them (Solidarity Not Silence)’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/petrol-girls-release-new-single-i-believe-them-solidarity-not-silence/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:43:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90346 We’re releasing this track to raise as much money as we possibly can for Solidarity Not Silence and to widen the network of people supporting the cause,” says Petrol Girls vocalist Ren Aldridge. “Solidarity Not Silence is the legal defence fund for a group of women, including myself, who are being sued for defamation by a man […]

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EGG LONDON Launches Crowdfunder in Association with #Savenightlife https://werk.re/2020/12/08/egg-london-launches-crowdfunder-in-association-with-savenightlife/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:37:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90343 Egg London has Launched a Crowdfunder to raise money under the #Savenightlife Campaign The money will go towards saving this vitally important cultural venue. Egg London has been a part of the Nightlife industry for more than 17 years, championing new promoters, up and coming artists and new ventures within the local economy. Egg London are […]

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KERRI WATT & GUESTS ANNOUNCE CHRISTMAS LIVE STREAM https://werk.re/2020/12/08/kerri-watt-guests-announce-christmas-live-stream/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:33:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90340 Glaswegian singer-songwriter Kerri Watt, plus special guests Will Irvine (of Daytime TV, formerly Hunter And The Bear), and Gregor Philp (of Deacon Blue), are to stream a special Christmas concert from Glasgow venue Oran Mor on December 17th at 7pm. The concert will be free to watch on YouTube, with a donation drive benefitting the Music […]

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Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick & The Dollyrots’ Kelly Ogden Present “Get This Christmas Right” https://werk.re/2020/12/08/bowling-for-soups-jaret-reddick-the-dollyrots-kelly-ogden-present-get-this-christmas-right/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:31:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90337 Bowling For Soup main man Jaret Reddick and The Dollyrots’ firecracker frontwoman Kelly Ogden have renewed their musical partnership as “Jaret and Kelly” – just in time for the holidays. Eighteen months on from their debut album “Sittin’ In A Tree”, the pop punk duo have unveiled a festive single just in time for the […]

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Sara Noelle shares new Xmas song https://werk.re/2020/12/08/sara-noelle-shares-new-xmas-song/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:28:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90334 Sara Noelle is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and creator of the print literary journal Lyrics as Poetry.  Today she shares two songs for Christmas, the original “Christmas at Sea” and her take on the Vince Guaraldi stone cold classic “Christmas Time is Here.” She spoke with the FESTIVE! Fanzine about recording these songs: FF: “Christmas At Sea” feels […]

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Fleet Foxes Announce: ‘A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/fleet-foxes-announce-a-very-lonely-solstice-livestream/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:26:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90331 Today Fleet Foxes announced the first official livestream since the release of their celebrated fourth full length album, Shore.  ‘A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream’ will take place on the Winter Solstice as the 2020 bookend to Shore, which was surprise-released digitally on, September 22nd, at 15:31 CET/2:31 UK time, the Autumnal Equinox. The show will feature a solo acoustic […]

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POPPY RELEASES NEW EP – A VERY POPPY CHRISTMAS https://werk.re/2020/12/08/poppy-releases-new-ep-a-very-poppy-christmas/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:24:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90328 Post-genre art and music visionary Poppy has released a new four song EP A Very Poppy Christmas, available now via Sumerian Records. The EP is yet another unexpected pivot for the artist, trading in the visceral genre-agnostic bombast of her recent full-length I Disagree for a set of intimate, melancholic indie-pop, imbibed with indelible heart-worn […]

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THE KEEP shares new video “Up Into The Gold” https://werk.re/2020/12/08/the-keep-shares-new-video-up-into-the-gold/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:22:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90326 With his new EP ‘Apocrypha‘ out now via Houndstooth, The Keep is sharing his new video “Up Into The Gold“. Speaking about the new record, The Keep said “‘Apocrypha EP’ was inspired by a score I had written earlier in the year for a short film titled In Blood. It uses elements of the score and sound design, and some of […]

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Bear’s Den release new EP ‘Christmas, Hopefully’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/bears-den-release-new-ep-christmas-hopefully/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:21:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90323 Following on from the release of their critically-acclaimed record ‘Fragments’ in September, a collaborative release with noted producer and composer Paul Frith, Bear’s Den have now capped off their 2020 with the release of a brand new EP ‘Christmas, Hopefully’. Featuring the previously shared title-track, alongside the newly unveiled single ‘Favourite Patient’, ‘Christmas, Hopefully’ becomes the […]

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DREAM NAILS Release ‘Lonely Star (Christmas Song)’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/dream-nails-release-lonely-star-christmas-song/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:18:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90320 Dream Nails have released a modern-day classic of a Christmas song to round off a busy year for the punk witches. ‘Lonely Star (Christmas Song)’ features bassist Mimi Jasson jumping onto piano, with the band taking inspiration from the Christmas song books of Phil Spector and Weezer to write their own punk Christmas soundtrack, with a heart.  “This […]

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Willie J Healey Shares new Christmas single, ‘Merry Christmas’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/willie-j-healey-shares-new-christmas-single-merry-christmas/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:16:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90316 Today Willie J Healey announces his upcoming 7″ Merry Christmas alongside a new video. Healey once again demonstrates his skill with melody with this festive offering – full of warmth, positivity and his now trademark lyrical charm. Merry Christmas – like previous single Fashun –  is the result of sessions Willie undertook in New York with Loren Humphrey. Fittingly, the video was also shot in New York, […]

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QELLO CONCERTS PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION https://werk.re/2020/12/08/qello-concerts-presents-the-ultimate-christmas-collection/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:13:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90313  To get you feeling festive, Qello Concerts by Stingray — the world’s leading streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries — has curated the ultimate collection of Christmas concerts. Expect plenty of sleigh-bells and merry cheer with free-to-watch and premium performances from dozens of iconic artists, available to stream on-demand throughout the holiday season. In […]

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TRNSMT FANS WITH 12 DAYS OF EXCITING GIVEAWAYS AND GIFTS https://werk.re/2020/12/08/christmas-comes-early-for-trnsmt-fans-with-12-days-of-exciting-giveaways-and-gifts/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:10:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90310 From 1st – 12th December, TRNSMT Festival will bring fans some much-needed Christmas cheer with a ’12 days of TRNSMT’ giveaway, allowing fans the chance to win everything from artist meet and greets and backstage tours at TRNSMT 2021 to hotel stays and meals at some of Glasgow’s best restaurants. Fans can enter the daily […]

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Ron Gallo Shares “White Christmas” https://werk.re/2020/12/08/ron-gallo-shares-white-christmas/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:05:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90307 Ron Gallo shares a cover of the classic Irving Berlin tune “White Christmas” on all DSPs. Perfect for the holiday season, Gallo’s sincere crooner-cover emits nostalgia and warmth. A few years ago around Christmas I sat on the floor solo in front of a TV fireplace and listened to the Dean Martin Christmas Album 12 full times […]

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Nova Twins: An open letter to the MOBO Awards https://werk.re/2020/12/08/nova-twins-an-open-letter-to-the-mobo-awards/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:03:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90304 Dear MOBO Awards, We are Nova Twins, a band of two mixed race girls from South East London and Essex who shout through distorted mics and play gnarly bass riffs.  We are writing this open letter to ask you to help pave the way for Alternative and Rock POC artists. We believe that you can […]

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Independent Label Market Advent Calendar & Christmas Raffle for Crisis https://werk.re/2020/12/08/independent-label-market-advent-calendar-christmas-raffle-for-crisis/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:01:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90301 Indie Label Market announces Countdown to Christmas with the ILM Advent Calendar. Launching Tuesday 1st December 2020, Indie Label Market will spotlight an outstanding UK independent label each day for the 24 days of Christmas. This means a roll out of festive audio adventures across ILM social platforms of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with exclusive […]

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NTIA Accuses Government of Intentionally Wiping Out the Sector with New Restrictions https://werk.re/2020/12/08/ntia-accuses-government-of-intentionally-wiping-out-the-sector-with-new-restrictions/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:58:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90299 Recent Flash Survey of over 400 Businesses by the NTIA & Sprout CRM has shown that 75.6% of Night Time Economy & Hospitality Businesses will be out of business by Christmas. The results of a new survey conducted by Sprout CRM and Night Time Industries Association released today found that 75.6% of Businesses said they […]

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HOLLY AUNA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ANOTHER SILENT NIGHT” https://werk.re/2020/12/08/holly-auna-releases-new-single-another-silent-night/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:49:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90296  Independent singer/songwriter and verified TikTok creator Holly Auna releases a new single “Another Silent Night.” Listen HERE. Holly Auna released this unique holiday song for everyone who is missing a loved one this holiday season.  With lyrics like “The house is quiet without you laughing, there’s a few less presents that need wrapping,” Holly Auna captures […]

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA SPREAD CHRISTMAS VIBES WITH ‘PAPER MOON’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/the-night-flight-orchestra-spread-christmas-vibes-with-paper-moon/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:46:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90293 It’s Christmas Time! THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA heralds the time of cosy evenings, hot chocolate and snowy fields. The Swedish Classic Rock cabin crew welcomes their fans musically with a sparkling champagne to the open fire and release their Christmas single ‘Paper Moon’ today! So, put on your best holiday outfits, turn your radio up to eleven and watch […]

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RYAN HAMILTON RELEASES FESTIVE SINGLE ‘CHRISTMAS WISH’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/ryan-hamilton-releases-festive-single-christmas-wish/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:43:49 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90290 Ryan Hamilton (Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts) has released a timely new single: “Christmas Wish”.  An original song penned by the Texan star, this pared-back piano ballad finds Hamilton in a tender duet with rising London singer/songwriter: Emily Capell.  “Christmas Wish” is a fictional story of a separated couple yearning to repair their relationship […]

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ENSLAVED announce celebratory Winter Solstice streamed event https://werk.re/2020/12/08/enslaved-announce-celebratory-winter-solstice-streamed-event/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:38:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90287 Enslaved‘s new studio album Utgard was recently released into the world, the concept of which explores the esoteric place in Norse mythology that celebrates therebirth of the individual – a place where one goes for unification of that which is above and that which lies below. A reckoning of dark and light, of night and day. In continued celebration […]

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KODALINE share new single ‘This Music Be Christmas’ https://werk.re/2020/12/08/kodaline-share-new-single-this-music-be-christmas/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:33:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90284 After the storming success of their recently released studio album, One Day At A Time, which has now been streamed more than 84 million times and seen them garner another 10 million monthly Spotify listeners, Kodaline have now unveiled the official video for their festive offering This Must Be Christmas. Originally released on the same day as the deluxe […]

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Andrea Corr Releases A Seasonal Treat https://werk.re/2020/12/02/andrea-corr-releases-a-seasonal-treat/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:56:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90279 Last Christmas Andrea Corr visited Dublin’s Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross and sang a selection of her personal Christmas favourites. It was an incredibly moving experience that inspired her to record the songs this year. The four beautiful, moving songs featured on ‘Andrea Corr Christmas Songs’ have a special place in her childhood. Christmas […]

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MEGHAN TRAINOR RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “HOLIDAYS” FEAT. EARTH, WIND & FIRE https://werk.re/2020/12/02/meghan-trainor-releases-official-video-for-holidays-feat-earth-wind-fire/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:43:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90276 Directed by Sarah McColgan [Mariah Carey, Hailee Steinfeld, Kelly Clarkson], Meghan Trainor‘s “Holidays” video sees Meghan ringing in the season with a party full of glitz and glamour. Joining the festivities is Earth, Wind & Fire who bring the vision to life and make it the best Holiday Celebration. Get in the spirit with “Holidays” out now! 

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RUFUS, MARTHA AND LUCY WAINWRIGHT BRING THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW ‘A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT – VIRTUALLY TOGETHER’ FOR THE FIRST TIME DIGITALLY AROUND THE WORLD ON VEEPS https://werk.re/2020/12/02/rufus-martha-and-lucy-wainwright-bring-their-annual-christmas-show-a-not-so-silent-night-virtually-together-for-the-first-time-digitally-around-the-world-on-veeps/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:40:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90273 Siblings Rufus, Martha and Lucy Wainwright bring their beloved Christmas show ‘A Not So Silent Night – Virtually Together’ to a global audience for the first time streaming live on veeps.com on December 20th at 12PM PST, 3PM EST, 8PM GMT from Los Angeles, Montreal and New York. They will be joined by aunts, mothers, fathers, nieces, […]

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Phoebe Bridgers releases a holiday song, “If We Make It Through December” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/phoebe-bridgers-releases-a-holiday-song-if-we-make-it-through-december/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:35:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90270 In keeping with her annual tradition of releasing a charity track for the holidays, Phoebe Bridgers‘ latest song is a cover of Merle Haggard‘s “If We Make It Through December“, released today on Dead Oceans.  Produced by Tony Berg, Ethan Gruska and Phoebe, and accompanied solely byEthanon piano, the beautiful, melancholy rendition of Haggard’s 1974 […]

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Matt Lucas To Release Christmas Charity Single ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’ https://werk.re/2020/12/02/matt-lucas-to-release-christmas-charity-single-merry-christmas-baked-potato/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:30:44 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90267 Actor, comedian and writer Matt Lucas will release a special Christmas charity single on November 26th, ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’, with all proceeds going to FareShare. Written by Matt and produced by Tony-nominated Kevan Frost, ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’ – inspired by his book of the same name – is a surefire festive hit that Matt hopes will raise lots […]

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COURTNEY HADWIN RELEASES ‘HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)’ https://werk.re/2020/12/02/courtney-hadwin-releases-happy-xmas-war-is-over/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:17:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90263 Soulful siren Courtney Hadwin has released an inspiring reimagined version of the John Lennon/Yoko Ono classic ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ The haunting rendition of the iconic Christmas song showcases the singer’s remarkably broad vocal range and stunning tone while maintaining the warming quality of the song which firmly established it as a festive favourite since its’ first release in […]

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ROBBIE WILLIAMS REVEALS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘CAN’T STOP CHRISTMAS’ https://werk.re/2020/12/02/robbie-williams-reveals-brand-new-single-cant-stop-christmas/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:11:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90260 Robbie Williams has today released a brand new single ‘Can’t Stop Christmas’, out now on Columbia Records. Sure to make spirits soar, ‘Can’t Stop Christmas’ is a fun take on the traditional Christmas song with cheeky lyrics reflecting on an unprecedented 2020 complete with an upbeat melody and seasonal jingle bells. The new single sees […]

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PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT TO RELEASE XMAS SINGLE https://werk.re/2020/12/02/paul-heaton-jacqui-abbott-to-release-xmas-single/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:58:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90255 Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have taken a break from the 24 hour news feed of misery and despair to record a seasonal song to put a smile on our faces.  Entitled ‘Christmas (And Dad Wants Her Back)’ it’s available today (Nov 19th) on the EMI label.  The song, written by Paul Heaton (Q’s All-Time Classic Songwriter!), is a typically […]

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Goo Goo Dolls Debut Retro Lyric Videos https://werk.re/2020/12/02/goo-goo-dolls-debut-retro-lyric-videos/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:19:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90252 Goo Goo Dolls have debuted a brand-new lyric video for their cover rendition of Tom Petty’s holiday classic “Christmas All Over Again“. Filled with an array of retro home video footage, the piece elicits nostalgic memories of the Christmas season. This follows their recently released lyric video for ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ which reminisces about Christmas in […]

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Barenaked Ladies announce ‘A Very Virtual Christmas’ https://werk.re/2020/12/02/barenaked-ladies-announce-a-very-virtual-christmas/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:13:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90249 Barenaked Ladies announce a very special holiday streaming event BARENAKED LADIES PRESENTS: A Very Virtual Christmas, to take place on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 9pm EST / 6pm PST with a UK only encore Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 5pm GMT. Hosted on sessionslive.com, tickets are $15 USD and seasonal merchandise and ticket bundles will also be available to purchase HERE. Like our […]

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SON LUX share new single “Prophecy” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/son-lux-share-new-single-prophecy/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:51:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90247 Even for a band dedicated to surprise, Son Lux‘s new single “Prophecy“ represents a notable departure from their usual fare. Yet the song’s bright energy and lilting feel bloom like an outgrowth of their ever-expanding practice, providing the clearest evidence to date of the band’s indebtedness to the J Dilla–D’Angelo nexus. The track is from ‘Tomorrows II,’ out December 4th […]

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SOHO REZANEJAD shares new single “Sleepless Solitude” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/soho-rezanejad-shares-new-single-sleepless-solitude/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:49:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90243 Iranian artist Soho Rezanejad will release her new album ‘Perform and Surrender‘ on Dec 4th via Silicone Records. Today Rezanejad is sharing new single “Sleepless Solitude“.  Speaking about the track, Rezanejad said “I wrote this song after spending an entire evening trying to find an acapella version of Mariah Carey’s My All. It’s the closing title of the album.” Founder of Silicone […]

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Vistas release raucous cover of ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ https://werk.re/2020/12/02/vistas-release-raucous-cover-of-merry-christmas-everyone/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:46:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90239 Vistas have today unveiled a special one off cover of Shakin’ Stevens’ ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. The session was recorded at the historic Parr Street Studios in Liverpool for the Spotify Singles Holiday Collection, fresh after the trio featured as a RADAR artist – Spotify’s emerging artists program earlier this year. Bringing their soaring energy to the […]

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OCTOBER AND THE EYES shares new single & video “Dark Dog” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/october-and-the-eyes-shares-new-single-video-dark-dog/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:33:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90236 New Zealand-born, London-based singer, songwriter and producer October and The Eyes will release her debut EP, Dogs and Gods, on KRO Records this Friday, November 20th. Today, she shares “Dark Dog,” the first track that she wrote for the EP. Speaking about the track, October said “It’s about the uneasy feeling of being watched, that at any moment something bad could […]

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I LIKE TRAINS share series of AI deepfake remixes https://werk.re/2020/12/02/i-like-trains-share-series-of-ai-deepfake-remixes/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:30:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90233 Following the August release of new album ‘KOMPROMAT‘ via Atlantic Curve, I LIKE TRAINS have shared a series of deepfake remixes of lead single “The Truth.” The remixes see the band’s longtime collaborator and creator of the memorable deepfake video for “The Truth,” Michael Connolly, try his hand at using Artificial Intelligence to rework the track. “The audio in these three […]

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JONAS BROTHERS RELEASE VIDEO FOR “I NEED YOU CHRISTMAS” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/jonas-brothers-release-video-for-i-need-you-christmas/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:24:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90230 GRAMMY® Award-nominated powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers release a special lyric video for their new holiday song “I Need You Christmas,” featuring never seen before home videos and personal photos. Jonas Brothers first began their Christmas takeover with the release of last year’s upbeat original song “Like It’s Christmas,” which reached #1 Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, becoming a fan favourite […]

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McFly Launch Subscription Channel – McFly Total Access https://werk.re/2020/12/02/mcfly-launch-subscription-channel-mcfly-total-access/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:20:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90227 Pop superstars McFly today announce their own subscription channel, McFly Total Access,  mcflytotalaccess.com. Due to the global pandemic, 2020 has seen all live touring cease, with McFly themselves having to postpone both their UK Arena tour and their tour of Brazil. McFly still want to perform for their fans, so have launched McFly Total Access as […]

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North Pole Punk Rock Supergroup THE MYRRHDERERS Announce Debut EP https://werk.re/2020/12/02/north-pole-punk-rock-supergroup-the-myrrhderers-announce-debut-ep/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:10:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90224 The Myrrhderers (pronounced “The Murderers”) are a punk supergroup featuring prominent members of the North Pole underground music scene. In 2020, Al Frankincense (Dead Kringles), Elliott Gold (Prancid), and Bill Myrrhey (Sleigher) entered the studio, putting to tape their debut, “The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas,” an historic documentation of North Pole underground Christmas culture. From time-honored carols like “Deck the Halls” to modern classics like “Have Yourself […]

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MINT FIELD share new video “Arretizar” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/mint-field-share-new-video-arretizar/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:56:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90222 Mexico City based Mint Field are sharing a new video for their track “Arretizar“, which is taken from their recent album ‘Sentimiento Mundial‘ out now via Felte Records. Speaking about the track, the band said “We created this song at the end of 2018 when we came back from tour and we had all that energy absorbed from a […]

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NOGA EREZ shares alt version of recent single “You So Done” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/noga-erez-shares-alt-version-of-recent-single-you-so-done/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:02:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90220 Tel-Aviv based artist Noga Erez has shared an alternative version of “You So Done,” the third single from her forthcoming second album (details to follow). The stripped-back reimagined live version continues the “Kids Against The Machine” series, following similarly styled reworkings of previous singles “VIEWS,” and “NO news on TV.“ “The idea was not to use any ‘machines,'” Noga explains. “No computer, no electronic instruments.” Following […]

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JOEL JEROME RELEASES SPIRITED VERSION OF “FELIZ NAVIDAD” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/joel-jerome-releases-spirited-version-of-feliz-navidad/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:00:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90217 Joel Jerome has released a rollicking version of Jose Feliciano’s holiday classic “Feliz Navidad,” infusing it with his joyful brand of Psychedelic Folk Pop. A pervasive if low-key fixture on the Los Angeles indie scene, Jerome is broadly respected and widely beloved as “equal parts singer-songwriter, producer, mentor, svengali and force of nature” (Buzzbands LA) […]

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VOLTAGEHAWK Gifts MARIAH CAREY’S “All I Want for Christmas is You” with Hot Horror Cover https://werk.re/2020/12/02/voltagehawk-gifts-mariah-careys-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you-with-hot-horror-cover/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:48:39 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90214 East Nashville, TN based Hard Rock band VOLTAGEHAWK gets into the Holiday spirit with a sexy, heavy re-interpretation of everyone’s least favorite Christmas retail standard, the 1994 MARIAH CAREY Award Winning “All I Want for Christmas is You.” Giving the bubbly classic a metal kick wasn’t enough, though, with the new and upcoming rockers putting […]

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TYCHO announces new ‘Weather Remixes’ album https://werk.re/2020/12/02/tycho-announces-new-weather-remixes-album/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:44:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90212 Tycho have announced a new eight-track album ‘Weather Remixes’, which follows on from the release their GRAMMY-nominated 2019 album ‘Weather’. The record is set for release Dec 18th via Mom + Pop x Ninja Tune and takes the eight tracks from ‘Weather‘ reworked by eight incredible artists. The first single from the EP “Japan (Satin Jackets Remix)” is streaming online now.  Speaking about […]

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ANNA B SAVAGE shares new single https://werk.re/2020/12/02/anna-b-savage-shares-new-single/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:41:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90209 With her debut album ‘A Common Turn‘ set for release on Jan 29th via City Slang, London-based singer-songwriter Anna B Savage is sharing her new single & video “Corncrakes“. Written after reading ‘The Outrun’ by Amy Liptrot and ‘The Summer Book’ by Tove Jansson, Savage speaks about the inspiration behind writing the song saying “At this moment in […]

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Tomorrowland announce New Year’s Eve celebration https://werk.re/2020/12/02/tomorrowland-announce-new-years-eve-celebration/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:38:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90206 On December 31, Tomorrowland is organising Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 – a magical New Year’s Eve celebration at the end of an exceptional year, counting down to the start of 2021. This unique digital festival on the biggest night of the year will start at 20:00 (8pm) local time in all 27 time zones in the world, […]

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Griff features in Disney Christmas advert https://werk.re/2020/12/02/griff-features-in-disney-christmas-advert/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:34:49 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90203 Griff has today been announced as the voice behind a brand new Christmas campaign from Disney. Featuring a brand new track (‘Love Is A Compass’), this follows an exciting year for the still-just-19-year-old: having already been nominated for an Ivor Award, Griff performed her second ever London date with an incredible takeover of London’s Tate […]

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THE KEEP announces new EP https://werk.re/2020/12/02/the-keep-announces-new-ep/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:24:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90200 After signing to Houndstooth last year, The Keep is back with a new EP ‘Apocrypha‘, set for release tomorrow, Nov 6th. Today he’s sharing the title track online, with a video directed by Kamil Dymek and animated by Pawel Ptak. Speaking about the new record, The Keep said “‘Apocrypha’ was inspired by a score I had written earlier in the year for a […]

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GOO GOO DOLLS RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THIS IS CHRISTMAS” https://werk.re/2020/12/02/goo-goo-dolls-release-new-music-video-for-this-is-christmas/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:17:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90197 Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled their official music video for “This Is Christmas.” Arriving just in time for the Christmas season, the piece finds the band driving through wintry landscapes as they make the classic journey home for the holidays.  “This Is Christmas” is one of two original new songs featured on […]

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Christmas With Il Divo Rescheduled To December 2021 https://werk.re/2020/12/02/christmas-with-il-divo-rescheduled-to-december-2021/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:19:04 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90194 he best-selling classical cross over group of all time Il Divo have announced a full list of rescheduled shows for their Christmas With Il Divo. The 2021 tour will see them perform festive classics as well as their greatest hits. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the government measures implemented to limit its spread, the […]

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The new Christmas song we need to help us hold on! https://werk.re/2020/12/02/the-new-christmas-song-we-need-to-help-us-hold-on/ Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:08:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90191 We have entered the season of Advent anticipating a Christmas unlike any in recent memory. ‘Just Before The Silent Night’ is a perfect song for this season.  Inspired by Mary & Joseph’s difficult journey to Bethlehem, Brian Doerksen sings their story and encourages us all to hold on as we wait with advent hope in our […]

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Lara Smiles shares video for her soothing, spectral torch song ‘Oh How’… https://werk.re/2020/12/01/lara-smiles-shares-video-for-her-soothing-spectral-torch-song-oh-how/ Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:47:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90186 Lara Smiles has shared the new video for ‘Oh How’, the latest single from her ‘All For You’ album. Smiles embarked on a solo career after working as a backing singer with such luminaries as Jah Wobble, Steve Hillage and The Orb’s Alex Paterson, not to mention a long standing gig (in the sky) with […]

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Commentary. Weird Science https://werk.re/2020/11/30/commentary-weird-science/ Mon, 30 Nov 2020 02:16:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90179 Steven and Benjamin talk silly about the 1985 John Hughges classic Weird Science. Hot ladies, Bill Paxton, Anthony Michael Hall’s last Hughes movie, some dated special effects, and a very large gap between Robery Downey Jr’s front teeth! And so much more… we’re sure.

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Steven and Benjamin talk silly about the 1985 John Hughges classic Weird Science. Hot ladies, Bill Paxton, Anthony Michael Hall’s last Hughes movie, some dated special effects, and a very large gap between Robery Downey Jr’s front teeth! Steven and Benjamin talk silly about the 1985 John Hughges classic Weird Science. Hot ladies, Bill Paxton, Anthony Michael Hall’s last Hughes movie, some dated special effects, and a very large gap between Robery Downey Jr’s front teeth! And so much more… we’re sure. Werk.re 1:32:56
Episode 12. Bill Paxton https://werk.re/2020/11/24/episode-12-bill-paxton/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:14:47 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90175 Intro montage: 4 mins 15 secs. Steven, Ben and Sean spend some overdue time with one of their favourite ever character actors – The late Bill Paxton. Terminatior – Aliens – Near Dark – True Lies – Titanic – Twister – The Dark Backward – One False Move – Predator 2 – Navy Seals – […]

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Intro montage: 4 mins 15 secs. Steven, Ben and Sean spend some overdue time with one of their favourite ever character actors – The late Bill Paxton. Terminatior – Aliens – Near Dark – True Lies – Titanic – Twister – The Dark Backward – One False Move ... Intro montage: 4 mins 15 secs. Steven, Ben and Sean spend some overdue time with one of their favourite ever character actors – The late Bill Paxton. Terminatior – Aliens – Near Dark – True Lies – Titanic – Twister – The Dark Backward – One False Move – Predator 2 – Navy Seals – […] Werk.re 1:33:23
Sugarcane and their beautiful ‘Midland Girls’ https://werk.re/2020/11/12/sugarcane-and-their-beautiful-midland-girls/ Thu, 12 Nov 2020 20:25:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90171 Sugarcane have picked some nice bits of coverage already, mainly with the track ‘One Specific Thing’ which featured the sultry vocals of Antonia Thomas, better known as one of the stars of warped sci-fi TV show ‘Misfits’. Their new single ‘Midland Girls’ also features the talents of Ms Thomas, this time on backing rather than […]

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Commentary. Event Horizon https://werk.re/2020/10/30/commentary-event-horizon/ Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:46:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90164 Wishing you all a Spooky Halloween (even if we are all still trapped indoors) – Steven, Sean and guest Max Payn have gathered to do a chat track over Paul W S Anderson’s best film – Event Horizon.

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Wishing you all a Spooky Halloween (even if we are all still trapped indoors) – Steven, Sean and guest Max Payn have gathered to do a chat track over Paul W S Anderson’s best film – Event Horizon. Wishing you all a Spooky Halloween (even if we are all still trapped indoors) – Steven, Sean and guest Max Payn have gathered to do a chat track over Paul W S Anderson’s best film – Event Horizon. Werk.re 1:35:56
Why It’s Much Better To Play Music On Vinyl Records https://werk.re/2020/10/28/why-its-much-better-to-play-music-on-vinyl-records/ Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:05:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90160 Many musicians are releasing vinyl records again like it’s the 50s. Famous artists like Lady Gaga down to the badass indies are selling limited edition vinyl records on their websites… and they’re all selling like hotcakes! From the start of the year until now, Unified Manufacturing, an LA-based media replication company, had inquiries on their […]

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Spizzenergi to release seasonal single ‘Christmas In Denmark Street’. https://werk.re/2020/10/20/spizzenergi-to-release-seasonal-single-christmas-in-denmark-street/ Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:59:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90149 Spizzenergi, the legendary punk band who were the first to top the indie charts, are to release a seasonal single in support of the battle to save Denmark Street. The famous London street, where the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and the Sex Pistols all honed their careers, remains under threat from developers. ‘Christmas […]

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Episode 11. Marvel https://werk.re/2020/10/15/episode-11-marvel/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:27:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90144 The gentlemen this week have far kinder things to say about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We cram in phases 1-3 and thoughts on the incoming movies.

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The gentlemen this week have far kinder things to say about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We cram in phases 1-3 and thoughts on the incoming movies. The gentlemen this week have far kinder things to say about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We cram in phases 1-3 and thoughts on the incoming movies. Werk.re 1:56:02
Commentary. First Blood https://werk.re/2020/10/08/commentary-first-blood/ Thu, 08 Oct 2020 17:52:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90140 For our second commentary, Benjamin Pegley steps into the booth with Steven hurst to discuss one of Stallone’s signature roles.

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For our second commentary, Benjamin Pegley steps into the booth with Steven hurst to discuss one of Stallone’s signature roles. For our second commentary, Benjamin Pegley steps into the booth with Steven hurst to discuss one of Stallone’s signature roles. Werk.re 1:33:21
JACK THE BOX – BERLIN PARTY LEGENDS ANNOUNCE CLASSIC ALBUM REISSUE AND PAUL JOHNSON REMIX… https://werk.re/2020/10/04/jack-the-box-berlin-party-legends-announce-classic-album-reissue-and-paul-johnson-remix/ Sun, 04 Oct 2020 17:19:39 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90132 Jack The Box, the Berlin-based project from Chicago house legend Tyree Cooper and longtime collaborator Bobby Starrr, have announced the re-issue of their ‘Side A’ album and a host of new remixes. The duo, famed for their parties at Berlin’s Tresor club, have also announced that Paul Johnson – hailed by Daft Punk in their track ‘Teachers’ as […]

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LE JUNK steps up to ‘Level 3’ https://werk.re/2020/09/30/le-junk-steps-up-to-level-3/ Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:51:28 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90128 LE JUNK shares the video for his second single ‘Level 3’, showcasing the same glittery but edgy pop sound that hooked us in when his debut ‘Rich Romance’ was released earlier this year. Out now via Naked Superstar Recordings, the tracks was written, arranged, performed by LE JUNK and mixed and produced by Dan White […]

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Episode 10. DCEU https://werk.re/2020/09/28/episode-10-dceu/ Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:21:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90123 Intro montage: 49 secs. Steven, Ben and Sean literally attack the DCEU.

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Intro montage: 49 secs. Steven, Ben and Sean literally attack the DCEU. Intro montage: 49 secs. Steven, Ben and Sean literally attack the DCEU. Werk.re 2:14:40
HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE RETURN OF READING AND LEEDS FESTIVALS 2021 https://werk.re/2020/09/01/headliners-announced-for-the-return-of-reading-and-leeds-festivals-2021/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:31:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90118 Reading and Leeds Festivals announce today that a massive 6 headliners will perform in 2021 without any clashes as a second main stage is added to each site to accommodate an incredible line-up to mark the festival’s return. Headliners Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure, and Queens of the Stone Age will be joined by some of the most exciting […]

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HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS 2020 PRESENTED BY AMAZON MUSIC MOVES ONLINE PREMIERS ON TWITCH THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER https://werk.re/2020/09/01/heavy-music-awards-2020-presented-by-amazon-music-moves-online-premiers-on-twitch-thursday-3-september/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:26:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90115 The fourth annual Heavy Music Awards will take place online, premiering exclusively on the Amazon Music UK Twitch channel from 8.30pm BST on Thursday 3 September. The virtual event is streaming live from the Heavy Music Awards’ London offices hosted by Kerrang! Radio presenters Sophie K and Jon Mahon. Amazon Music UK celebrates its first […]

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Circa Waves Enlist Alfie Templeman On New Single ‘Lemonade’ https://werk.re/2020/09/01/circa-waves-enlist-alfie-templeman-on-new-single-lemonade/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:21:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90111 Circa Waves have teamed up with rising singer-songwriter Alfie Templeman to release their infectious summertime zinger ‘Lemonade’, out now via Prolifica Inc / [PIAS]. Boasting an effervescent yet anthemic soundscape of lush guitar melodies and a driving rhythm section, ‘Lemonade’ follows two themes – optimism and escapism, both of which exude from the sing-along songwriting […]

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Little Mix Reveal New Video For Holiday https://werk.re/2020/09/01/little-mix-reveal-new-video-for-holiday/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:18:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90108 Little Mix return with the summer smash we all need in our lives in 2020, ‘Holiday’, which has already been streamed over 20 million times.  Written by Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne with Kamille and produced by Goldfingers, ‘Holiday’ is a stripped back dance jam with a electro pulsating bass line that lets the band’s stunning vocals to do […]

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DAVID GUETTA AND SIA REUNITE FOR NEW SINGLE https://werk.re/2020/08/28/david-guetta-and-sia-reunite-for-new-single/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:25:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90105 After amassing over 2 billion streams on their previous collaborations, David Guetta and Sia reunite for new single “Let’s Love” to be released on September 11th 2020 via Warner Music. The duo counts multiple #1 global hits together since they first teamed up on 2011’s massive smash “Titanium” which has over 1 billion streams and reached […]

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SCOTTY McCREERY’S UK/IRELAND TOUR DATES RESCHEDULED TO MAY 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/28/scotty-mccreerys-uk-ireland-tour-dates-rescheduled-to-may-2021/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:20:49 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90102 Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the government measures implemented to limit its spread, multi-platinum country star Scotty McCreery‘s highly anticipated return to the UK – and his first trip to Ireland / Northern Ireland – has been postponed again, from October to May 2021. In a statement to fans, Scotty said: “I am so disappointed that […]

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DMA’s reschedule UK tour for April 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/28/dmas-reschedule-uk-tour-for-april-2021/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:17:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90099 DMA’S have today announced a new Liverpool M&S Bank Arena date for 9th April 2021. They’ve also announced that they will reschedule their planned UK Headline October tour to April 2021 (full dates below). DMA’S are renowned for their euphoric live performances, having previously sold out both Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl & the O2 Brixton Academy in less than 24 hours. Now fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets […]

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J. VAGUE shares new video “Sunbeams” https://werk.re/2020/08/28/j-vague-shares-new-video-sunbeams/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:09:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90097 After recently releasing his debut EP ‘New Life‘ via Mansions and Millions, Berlin-based artist J. Vague is sharing a new video for his track “Sunbeams“.  Speaking about the track, J. Vague said “Imagine standing in high grass that is still wet from a summer storm’s rain – the sun is shooting its energy through space right into your sweaty lips kissing. […]

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HONEY JOY release new single ‘Raising Boys’ https://werk.re/2020/08/28/honey-joy-release-new-single-raising-boys/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:05:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90094 Honey Joy’s forthcoming album ‘II’ is out shortly – on 04 September – and today they’ve given a final taster of the record in the form of new track ‘Raising Boys’. Vocalist Meg Tinsley says it’s about: “Seeing the most wonderful soft and compassionate human-being raised to be a man. And toxic masculinity destroying them.” With […]

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LOU HAYTER SHARES NEW SINGLE “MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME” https://werk.re/2020/08/28/lou-hayter-shares-new-single-my-baby-just-cares-for-me/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:58:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90090 Slinky and sassy, offbeat and sexy, “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, the new single by Lou Hayter, sneaks in on a cloud of off-kilter synths and airy vocals, just in time for the last few rays of this year’s Indian summer.   Already renowned as a DJ, musician in New Young Pony Club, writer and producer, […]

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NOGA EREZ opens up about emotional abuse on new single https://werk.re/2020/08/27/noga-erez-opens-up-about-emotional-abuse-on-new-single/ Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:45:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90087 Today Tel-Aviv based artist Noga Erez shares the next in a series of game-changing singles leading into her mysterious second album (details yet to be announced). “You So Done“ and its striking accompanying video are out now via City Slang – watch it HERE. Following the sparkling sass of “VIEWS“ and the irresistibly upbeat lockdown anthem “NO news on TV“, Noga Erez and her collaborative partner Ori Rousso‘s latest offering “You So […]

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JOHN LENNON’S MOST VITAL AND BEST LOVED SOLO WORKS COMPLETELY REMIXED FROM SCRATCH FOR NEW COLLECTION https://werk.re/2020/08/27/john-lennons-most-vital-and-best-loved-solo-works-completely-remixed-from-scratch-for-new-collection/ Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:24:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90084 In everything he did, John Lennon spoke his truth and questioned the truth. An incomparable and uncompromising artist who strove for honesty and directness in his music, he laid bare his heart, mind and soul in his songs, seeing them as snapshots of his current emotions, thoughts and world view. Believing the one quality demanded of himself […]

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Commentary. Alien 3 https://werk.re/2020/08/26/commentary-alien-3/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 18:41:44 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90080 We are launching a new special add on to our regular podcast. From time to time we will supply additonal episodes outside of the regular monthly show in the form of a film commentary. Two or more of use will throw our thoughts down on some select titles. And for our first show as we […]

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We are launching a new special add on to our regular podcast. From time to time we will supply additonal episodes outside of the regular monthly show in the form of a film commentary. Two or more of use will throw our thoughts down on some select title... We are launching a new special add on to our regular podcast. From time to time we will supply additonal episodes outside of the regular monthly show in the form of a film commentary. Two or more of use will throw our thoughts down on some select titles. And for our first show as we […] Werk.re 2:26:03
ICELAND AIRWAVES MOVES TO 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/26/iceland-airwaves-moves-to-2021/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:01:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90076 Recently, to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic head on, Icelandic authorities implemented stricter measures around mass gatherings, social distancing, testing and arrival into the country. The Iceland Airwaves team is committed to doing our part in stopping the spread of the virus. It’s of the utmost importance that we ensure the health and safety of our […]

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SHE BOP – THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN POPULAR MUSIC https://werk.re/2020/08/26/she-bop-the-definitive-history-of-women-in-popular-music/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:58:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90073 Published to celebrate the original book’s 25th anniversary – and in a year that also marks 50 years of Women’s Liberation – this new She Bop will appeal to a huge cross-section of readers, from music fans to the LGBT audience and women of all generations. Drawing on more than 270 original interviews with female artists and […]

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KID DAD release ‘[I Wish I Was] On Fire’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/kid-dad-release-i-wish-i-was-on-fire/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:53:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90070 KID DAD have released a new music video for ‘[I Wish I Was] On Fire’, which is the latest single to be revealed from their just-released debut album ‘In A Box’. The track is brimming with a palpable feeling of tension and addresses the human propensity to lie in order to protect ourselves but also, says […]

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LOTIC shares new single “Cocky” https://werk.re/2020/08/26/lotic-shares-new-single-cocky/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:49:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90066 After recently signing to Houndstooth and releasing previous single “Burn A Print“, Lotic is back with her new track & video “Cocky“.  Speaking about the track, Lotic said “”Cocky’ is a song for the girls. It’s a reminder to always recognize and demand your worth. it grants permission to radically stand in your truth, even when it may shock or offend. and most […]

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Samsung Release Official 8K Trailer for Notting Hill Carnival 2020: Access All Areas https://werk.re/2020/08/26/samsung-release-official-8k-trailer-for-notting-hill-carnival-2020-access-all-areas/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:37:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90064 Samsung and Notting Hill Carnival 2020: Access All Areas have released a preview trailer that gives a first look at what to expect from this weekend’s virtual Carnival. The trailer, which aims to capture the essence of what this year’s special virtual Carnival will offer, has been created by official partner Samsung to showcase their […]

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DREAM NAILS’ searing new track ‘This Is The Summer’ is a call to arms for climate justice https://werk.re/2020/08/26/dream-nails-searing-new-track-this-is-the-summer-is-a-call-to-arms-for-climate-justice/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:34:36 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90061 Dream Nails have released a final preview of their self-titled debut album which is set to drop this Friday via Alcopop! Records. ‘This Is The Summer’“is a song about how our climate is breaking down irreversibly,” says singer Janey Starling. “Colonial capitalism, waged by UK governments and corporations for centuries, has ravaged our earth.” “We need to be […]

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The Cribs announce UK tour for June 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/26/the-cribs-announce-uk-tour-for-june-2021/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:28:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90058 The Cribs, who recently announced their return with their brand new eighth album, Night Network, which is released via Sonic Blew/[PIAS] on Friday November 13th 2020, have today shared details of a U.K. tour in June 2021. The details of the tour, which includes appearances at the Roundhouse in London and an outdoor show at Halifax’s historical Piece Hall, are as follows:  11.06.21 […]

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Slam Dunk Festival Reveal More Artists For 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/26/slam-dunk-festival-reveal-more-artists-for-2021/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:25:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90055 Having already announced their return for 2021, Slam Dunk Festival come back swinging with the first line-up billing for next year’s event. Following the Covid-19 pandemic which claimed the entire world’s festival season, Slam Dunk Festival will see Canadian legends Billy Talent, homegrown heroes While She Sleeps and Bury Tomorrow, State Champs, The Used, The […]

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MAGICK MOUNTAIN share video for “Infinity X2” https://werk.re/2020/08/26/magick-mountain-share-video-for-infinity-x2/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:21:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90053 Today Magick Mountain have shared a suitably trippy new video for single “Infinity X2,” the latest to be taken from their cacophonous debut album ‘Weird Feelings’ out Oct 23rd. “The video for ‘Infinity X2’ is a collaboration between Magick Mountain and analogue VFX wizard Josh Brownrigg “ explains guitarist & vocalist Lins Wilson. “It was self-filmed in our practise space, which involved metres of gaffa-hung green […]

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Goo Goo Dolls Announce Their First-Ever Holiday Album ‘It’s Christmas All Over’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/goo-goo-dolls-announce-their-first-ever-holiday-album-its-christmas-all-over/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:18:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90050 Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced they will release their first-ever holiday record It’s Christmas All Over on October 30th, 2020 via Warner Records. Comprised of cover renditions of classic fan-favorites as well as two new originals all in the spirit of Christmas, the album promises to deliver a much-needed warmth and hope to […]

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Notting Hill Carnival 2020: Access All Areas – More artists announced https://werk.re/2020/08/26/notting-hill-carnival-2020-access-all-areas-more-artists-announced/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:13:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90047 Notting Hill Carnival 2020: Access All Areas, is delighted to announce the line-up for the first ever online Notting Hill Carnival. A vast array of exclusive performances from all over the world – captured by Let’s Go Do – is putting a spotlight on some of the most celebrated and exciting music to come from […]

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IDLES ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES FOR 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/26/idles-announce-new-tour-dates-for-2021/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:11:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90044 Today, IDLES have announced much-anticipated new UK and Irish tour dates for May and June 2021. A band long revered for the power of their live shows, these new dates will include back-to-back shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, Glasgow Barrowlands and Vicar Street in Dublin.  Dates are as follows: Fri 7th May – Glasgow […]

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA share ‘Jessie’s Girl 2’, feat. RICK SPRINGFIELD https://werk.re/2020/08/26/coheed-and-cambria-share-jessies-girl-2-feat-rick-springfield/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:01:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90041 Modern rock storytellers Coheed and Cambria have teamed up with GRAMMY Award-winning singer Rick Springfield in the sequel to one of the most iconic stories in rock ‘n’ roll history with “Jessie’s Girl 2.” The track, which finds the two extending the narrative of the 1980’s smash hit “Jessie’s Girl” with some unexpected twists, is […]

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L.A. WITCH release new album ‘Play With Fire’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/l-a-witch-release-new-album-play-with-fire/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:58:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90037 Californian trio L.A. Witch release their new album ‘Play With Fire’ today via Suicide Squeeze Records and to celebrate the release, the band will broadcast a live performance from Gold Diggers in Los Angeles on September 10th at 7pm PT/ 3am BST – ticket holders will be able to view the stream for 72 hours […]

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Cut Copy share sixth studio album ‘Freeze, Melt’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/cut-copy-share-sixth-studio-album-freeze-melt/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:52:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90034 GRAMMY-nominated, ARIA award-winning Australian electronic act Cut Copy, share their highly anticipated sixth studio album, Freeze, Melt, today via Cutters Records & The Orchard. The four-piece, Melbourne-natives take an inward emotional turn from their prolific catalogue with the record, refocusing on the electronic pastures that have lurked in their periphery while re-imagining their body-moving signature. If Cut […]

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Deftones Announce Feverishly Anticipated Album ‘Ohms’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/deftones-announce-feverishly-anticipated-album-ohms/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:37:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90031 GRAMMY Award®-winning, internationally lauded band Deftones have announced their feverishly anticipated album Ohms, arriving on September 25th via Warner Records. The announcement arrives with the epic title track, a new video directed by Rafatoon and updated website at deftones.com.  Speculation of the forthcoming album amongst fans has swept across the media landscape, stoking curiosity as the […]

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Dan Deacon’s releases original score for Dog Grooming Documentary Well Groomed https://werk.re/2020/08/26/dan-deacons-releases-original-score-for-dog-grooming-documentary-well-groomed/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:30:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90028 On the heels of his fifth studio album Mystic Familiar, Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon returns with an original score to HBO documentary Well Groomed, out today on Domino Soundtracks. Directed by Rebecca Stern, Well Groomed immerses the viewer in the colorful and surreal subculture of competitive creative dog grooming, following the lives of four dog […]

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IVORY LAYNE RELEASES NEW SINGLE https://werk.re/2020/08/26/ivory-layne-releases-new-single/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:24:28 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90025 Nashville based singer songwriter Ivory Layne has released “December”, the first single from her forthcoming EP, Confetti. The intimate and candid “December” was produced by Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway (Lewis Capaldi, James Bay). It is Ivory’s first official single release in the UK, since signing with Justin Timberlake’s artist development company, Villa 40. “The idea behind ‘December’ is life having many seasons which subject us to changes in […]

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McFly Premiere Video For Brand New Single ‘Happiness’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/mcfly-premiere-video-for-brand-new-single-happiness/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:15:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90022 Having signed their first record deal since 2009 with BMG, McFly have released their first single in seven years, ‘Happiness’.  The video for ‘Happiness’ was directed by Diego Huacuja T, a director and visual artist from Mexico City.  Due to lockdown restrictions the video was shot entirely on the band’s iPhones, with Diego directing via Zoom.  The infectious new track ‘Happiness’ introduces a […]

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INTRODUCING: J. VAGUE https://werk.re/2020/08/26/introducing-j-vague/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:09:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90019 Today we’re excited to introduce you to Berlin-based artist J. Vague. After recently signing to Mansions and Millions, J. Vague is set to release his debut EP ‘New Life’ on August 21st and is sharing the title-track from the record online now.  Speaking about his lead track ‘New Life’ he said “Do you remember when your mind first grasped the concept of transformation – you […]

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SPAVEN X SANDUNES announce new eponymous EP https://werk.re/2020/08/26/spaven-x-sandunes-announce-new-eponymous-ep/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:07:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90016 Spaven x Sandunes is a collaboration of musical worlds, where one of the most respected producers on the burgeoning Mumbai electronic scene, Sandunes, meets London-based drummer Richard Spaven, renowned for his distinctive jazz-influenced improvisational percussion work with Flying Lotus & Brainfeeder, Ninja Tune’s Jordan Rakei, Cinematic Orchestra, Goldie, Mala & many more. Today they have announced eponymous EP ‘Spaven x Sandunes’ for release […]

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HAIM announce 2021 UK headline dates https://werk.re/2020/08/26/haim-announce-2021-uk-headline-dates/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:01:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90013 Following the release of their critically acclaimed third studio album Women In Music Pt. III, HAIM announce a run of six headline dates for June 2021 – watch the announcement video, featuring some inimitable HAIM dance moves, here.  Taking place at Manchester’s O₂ Victoria Warehouse, London’s The O2, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, ‘The […]

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Creamfields announce more acts for 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/26/creamfields-announce-more-acts-for-2021/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:55:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90010 Creamfields continues to tease fans as they’ve just unleashed more names for their 2021 edition, new additions include Pendulum – TRINITY, Chase & Status (DJ Set),  Oliver Heldens, Sven Väth, Pete Tong, Vini Vici, Michael Bibi, Kölsch, W&W, Sub Focus (DJ Set), Jax Jones, Gorgon City, Gareth Emery, Claptone, Sigma, Hybrid Minds, Holy Goof, Enrico Sangiuliano, Cristoph, Jonas […]

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Cream & Circus present Camelphat ‘Dark Matter Tour’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/cream-circus-present-camelphat-dark-matter-tour/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:52:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90007 Liverpool electronic duo Camelphat have just announced their biggest tour to date – the ‘Dark Matter Tour’ which will see them perform across the UK and includes a return to their spiritual home for a very special homecoming show at Bramley Moore Dock on Saturday 3rd April Easter weekend.  The Grammy nominated DJ/Producers will be taking their widely […]

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I LIKE TRAINS share new single “A Steady Hand” https://werk.re/2020/08/26/i-like-trains-share-new-single-a-steady-hand/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:49:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90004 Today I LIKE TRAINS share the third single from their forthcoming album ‘KOMPROMAT‘, which is set for release on August 21st via Atlantic Curve. “A Steady Hand“ offers a brooding, foreboding start to the record, setting the mood for an intricate and impassioned album dealing with the thorny subject of information; how we consume it, how we process it and how our […]

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TREVOR POWERS drops new album ‘Capricorn’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/trevor-powers-drops-new-album-capricorn/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:45:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=90001 Today, Trevor Powers is surprising fans with the release of his new album ‘Capricorn’ available digitally and on special edition book & cassette immediately via Fat Possum. The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Mulberry Violence’ (Powers’ debut under his birth name), the new album plays like a fairy tale or alien quest. Fragmented and full of grace, ‘Capricorn’ is an intricate and compelling experimental composition, incorporating […]

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EXIT Festival unveils first acts for 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/26/exit-festival-unveils-first-acts-for-2021/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:43:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89998 EXIT has gone through many challenges since its initiation 20 years ago when it started as a student movement for peace and freedom in Serbia and Balkans and due to the evolution of the pandemic, postponing this year’s festival edition was one of the greatest of all. However, organizers are determined to come back even […]

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Sacred Bones to release 3 Mort Garson reissues & a previously unreleased compilation https://werk.re/2020/08/26/sacred-bones-to-release-3-mort-garson-reissues-a-previously-unreleased-compilation/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:36:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89995 Today Sacred Bones have announced a series of reissues, bringing back three fascinating records from the Mort Garson back-catalogue back into print. ‘Didn’t You Hear OST’, Lucifer’s ‘Black Mass’ and Ataraxia’s ‘The Unexplained’. As well as this Sacred Bones will release Mort Garson’s ‘Music From Patch Cord Productions‘, unveiling a new compilation of rare and unreleased music. All four records will be released on November 6th. […]

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WYE OAK share single “Spitting Image” from ‘No Horizon EP’ ft Brooklyn Youth Chorus https://werk.re/2020/08/26/wye-oak-share-single-spitting-image-from-no-horizon-ep-ft-brooklyn-youth-chorus/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:32:50 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89992 Today Wye Oak have shared a third track from their ‘No Horizon’ EP featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, which will be released this Friday, July 31st, through Merge Records. The latest and final pre-release single is called “Spitting Image“. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner comments on the track, saying: “Spitting Image” is about trying to manage the sheer volume of information we are […]

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SON LUX announce 3-volume body of work ‘Tomorrows’ https://werk.re/2020/08/26/son-lux-announce-3-volume-body-of-work-tomorrows/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:30:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89989 Today Son Lux announce ‘Tomorrows I’, the first album in a three-volume body of work, which will unfurl over the coming year. This first volume is to be released digitally on August 14th via City Slang, with physical editions of all three volumes to be released together in 2021.  Along with the announcement, the band have shared a first glimpse […]

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SUSANNA shares new single https://werk.re/2020/08/26/susanna-shares-new-single-2/ Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:26:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89987 After recently announcing her new album ‘Baudelaire & Piano‘, set for release Sept 11th via SusannaSonata, Norwegian artist Susanna is sharing the second single from the record with new track “Burial”. “Burial was one of the first poems I re-worked for this project – I am deeply fascinated by the thrilling images Baudelaire is able to provide with such few words. A […]

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Episode 9. Alien vs Predator vs Robocop vs Terminator Part 2 https://werk.re/2020/08/16/episode-9-alien-vs-predator-vs-robocop-vs-terminator-part-2/ Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:29:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89971 Intro montage: 49 secs. All four of the team return for PART 2 where we get real with Robocop and the Terminator franchises. We then decide what the strong points are of all four frasnchises and which we thunk have stood the test of time, and which are likely to keep standing tall.

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Intro montage: 49 secs. All four of the team return for PART 2 where we get real with Robocop and the Terminator franchises. We then decide what the strong points are of all four frasnchises and which we thunk have stood the test of time, Intro montage: 49 secs. All four of the team return for PART 2 where we get real with Robocop and the Terminator franchises. We then decide what the strong points are of all four frasnchises and which we thunk have stood the test of time, and which are likely to keep standing tall. Werk.re 1:50:06
Episode 8. Alien vs Predator vs Robocop vs Terminator Part 1 https://werk.re/2020/08/16/episode-8-alien-vs-predators-vs-robocop-vs-terminator-part-1/ Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:25:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89970 Intro montage: 47 secs. Ben, Steven, Sean and Max throw down on the big four big sci-fi franchises. But not before Steven makes them all discuss where they land on with every single film from those franchises! So this one if goung to take a while – So enjoy PART 1 where we dig into […]

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Intro montage: 47 secs. Ben, Steven, Sean and Max throw down on the big four big sci-fi franchises. But not before Steven makes them all discuss where they land on with every single film from those franchises! Intro montage: 47 secs. Ben, Steven, Sean and Max throw down on the big four big sci-fi franchises. But not before Steven makes them all discuss where they land on with every single film from those franchises! So this one if goung to take a while – So enjoy PART 1 where we dig into […] Werk.re 1:24:51
Busty and The Bass – Eddie https://werk.re/2020/08/13/busty-and-the-bass-eddie/ Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:23:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89966 Well, this one was a pleasant surprise to me. I’d never heard of Busty and the Bass, who hail from Montreal. The eight piece collective mixes electronic, soul and hip hop into a bright summery sound with lovely melodies and a huge jazz influence. Not surprising really, as the group first came together through the […]

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KATIE GATELY shares video for “Flow” https://werk.re/2020/08/03/katie-gately-shares-video-for-flow/ Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:41:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89963 Earlier in 2020, Katie Gately released her devastatingly powerful new album ‘Loom’ via Houndstooth. The album is a haunting collection of songs in which Gately channels the loss of her mother using loaded sound samples including earthquakes, explosions, wolf howls, peacock screams, grinding stones and more.  Today she shares a new video for the track “Flow;” a delicate, ethereal track in which Gately […]

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Genesis, The Last Domino? Tour re-scheduled to 2021 https://werk.re/2020/08/03/genesis-the-last-domino-tour-re-scheduled-to-2021/ Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:36:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89960 Genesis, who are among the biggest selling recording artists of all time and one of Britain’s most internationally renowned bands, have re-scheduled their 2020 UK and Irish dates for April 2021 and announced additional shows in London and Birmingham. The Last Domino? Tour 2021 will now start in Glasgow on 1 April and will be Tony […]

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FLEETWOOD MAC’S EARLY YEARS SPOTLIGHTED IN TWO NEW BOXED SETS https://werk.re/2020/08/03/fleetwood-macs-early-years-spotlighted-in-two-new-boxed-sets/ Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:33:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89957 After Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer started Fleetwood Mac in 1967, they quickly found an audience eager for their British-style blues. Over the next seven years, the band would sign with Reprise Records, release seven studio albums, and release many classic tracks that are still beloved today. Fleetwood Mac’s early rise […]

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Episode 7. Guilty Pleasures https://werk.re/2020/07/30/episode-7-guilty-pleasures/ Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:07:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89952 Intro montage: 47 secs. Time to raid the closet for those movie skeletons. Ben, Steven and Sean come clean on a few things in this episode focussing on films so bad, they are just bad, but some people tend to love them anyway.

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Intro montage: 47 secs. Time to raid the closet for those movie skeletons. Ben, Steven and Sean come clean on a few things in this episode focussing on films so bad, they are just bad, but some people tend to love them anyway. Intro montage: 47 secs. Time to raid the closet for those movie skeletons. Ben, Steven and Sean come clean on a few things in this episode focussing on films so bad, they are just bad, but some people tend to love them anyway. Werk.re 1:45:19
GIRL FRIDAY share new single https://werk.re/2020/07/23/girl-friday-share-new-single/ Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:22:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89948 LA band Girl Friday‘s debut full-length ‘Androgynous Mary’ will be out worldwide on LP, CD, digital, and cassette on Friday, August 21st via Hardly Art. Today, they’ve debuted a new music video for their third pre-release single, “Public Bodies,” from director Gussie Larkin.  Girl Friday have offered the following statement about the song: “The song reflects an unquenching will to survive. The […]

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DEATH VALLEY GIRLS announce new album https://werk.re/2020/07/23/death-valley-girls-announce-new-album/ Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:17:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89945 Today Los Angeles dystopian punk/occult glam rockers Death Valley Girls announce their new album ‘Under the Spell of Joy‘ is set for release Oct 2nd via Suicide Squeeze Records and the band are sharing their new single from the record “The Universe“ online now.  Speaking about the track, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Bonnie Bloomgarden said “‘Under the Spell of Joy’ is a space-gospel record. We believe […]

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Tomorrowland offers a glimpse into the technological masterpiece of its digital festival https://werk.re/2020/07/22/tomorrowland-offers-a-glimpse-into-the-technological-masterpiece-of-its-digital-festival/ Wed, 22 Jul 2020 08:13:18 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89943 Over the past few months, Tomorrowland has been working with the latest technologies in 3D design, video production, gaming and special effects to craft a new Tomorrowland location for its two-day digital music festival, pushing the boundaries of music, 3D design, Hollywood’s latest filming techniques and the most modern game engines and hardware. Tomorrowland Around the […]

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We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Get Up Kids, illuminati hotties will perform at Big Scary Monsters’ Virtual Popup store https://werk.re/2020/07/21/we-were-promised-jetpacks-the-get-up-kids-illuminati-hotties-will-perform-at-big-scary-monsters-virtual-popup-store/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:10:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89940 UK label Big Scary Monsters has announced a Virtual Popup store, which will open its doors at 4pm on 27th July, with ‘instore’ performances every day from illuminati hotties, Kevin Devine, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Into It. Over It (see poster for full line up). The virtual store can be entered here on launch day, and will stock exclusive vinyl variants, […]

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NOGA EREZ shares alternative version of single “NO news on TV” https://werk.re/2020/07/21/noga-erez-shares-alternative-version-of-single-no-news-on-tv/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:08:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89937 Tel-Aviv based artist Noga Erez has shared an alternative version of her recent single “NO news on TV,” the second single to be shared from her forthcoming second album (details to be announced). The stripped-back, reimagined live version continues the “Kids Against The Machine” series, following a similarly styled reworking of previous single, “VIEWS“. “The idea was not to use any ‘machines’. No computer, no […]

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LOUD WOMEN FEST 5 ANNOUNCED https://werk.re/2020/07/21/loud-women-fest-5-announced/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:03:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89934 The fifth edition of LOUD WOMEN Fest will take place on 20 March 2021 at 229 The Venue in London. The volume will be turned up higher than ever at next year’s event with a boost from an Arts Council project grant. Founder Cassie Fox says “The aim of the festival is to show how many incredible womxn-powered […]

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LOW LAUNCH NEW YOUTUBE SERIES VANSPLAINING https://werk.re/2020/07/21/low-launch-new-youtube-series-vansplaining/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:56:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89931 LOW’s Alan Sparhawk presents VANSPLAINING, a new web series that follows the charming musician spending a day with bands on the road, giving them tips on how to load and unload their gear. The episodes will premiere every Saturday on YouTube (episode 1 featuring Our Girl is available now), with the series set to run until 15th August. Future […]

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Fontaines D.C. announce first ever performance of new album A Hero’s Death in full https://werk.re/2020/07/21/fontaines-d-c-announce-first-ever-performance-of-new-album-a-heros-death-in-full/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:54:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89929 Today, Fontaines D.C. are announcing a very special album release show in support of their highly anticipated new offering A Hero’s Death. Filmed by Collective Dublin and captured within 2FM Radio’s studio in Montrose, Dublin – a sweeping space usually the reserve of orchestra performances – “A Night At Montrose, Dublin” will air on Monday 3rd August at 8pm […]

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WYE OAK share second track from ‘No Horizon EP’ https://werk.re/2020/07/21/wye-oak-share-second-track-from-no-horizon-ep/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:52:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89927 Wye Oak share dystopian new song “No Place,” the second from their ‘No Horizon’ EP featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, which will be released through Merge Records on July 31st. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner comments on “No Place“ saying: “This song is about the separation between our consciousness and our physical bodies, and how it feels to forget that you even have a body in […]

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Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2020/07/20/three-edgar-allan-poe-adaptations-starring-bela-lugosi-blu-ray-review/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 18:59:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89818 For a horror fan like myself, the latest release of three Universal Edgar Allan Poe adaptations starring Bela Lugosi is very welcome. The early 1930s and the spate of films that followed (in the first wave of horror films) until 1936 are rightly often referred to as the Golden Age of horror movies. All the […]

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Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival is happening this week https://werk.re/2020/07/20/tomorrowland-around-the-world-the-digital-festival-is-happening-this-week/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:41:47 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89923 On Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26, Tomorrowland is organising Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival: a spectacular entertainment experience open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by borders or boundaries – a world premiere and a major step in the future of digital music festivals. Bringing together more than 60 […]

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EDINBURGH SUMMER SESSIONS ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED DATES FOR LIONEL RICHIE, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, SIMPLE MINDS,TOM JONES AND TRAVIS IN SUMMER 2021 https://werk.re/2020/07/20/edinburgh-summer-sessions-announces-rescheduled-dates-for-lionel-richie-michael-kiwanuka-simple-mindstom-jones-and-travis-in-summer-2021/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:28:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89920 Edinburgh Summer Sessions today announce that huge stars including Lionel Richie, Michael Kiwanuka, Simple Minds, Tom Jones and Travis will return for rescheduled shows for 2021’s festival, ensuring fans don’t miss out on the iconic Princes Street Gardens dates. Tom Jones – 8th August 2021Michael Kiwanuka – 9th August 2021Tom Jones – 10th August 2021Lionel Richie – 11th August 2021Travis […]

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LATITUDE ANNOUNCES LEWIS CAPALDI, BASTILLE & SNOW PATROL https://werk.re/2020/07/20/latitude-announces-lewis-capaldi-bastille-snow-patrol/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:25:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89917 This weekend marks what should have been the start of a glorious Latitude 2020. This summer may not be as expected, but festival fans can rejoice as the multi-award-winning festival will return to the picturesque grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, on 22nd-25th July 2021 with headliners Lewis Capaldi, Bastille and special guests Snow Patrol topping a diverse bill where music meets the arts in a full-on cultural […]

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YUNGBLUD PREMIERES NEW SONG “STRAWBERRY LIPSTICK” https://werk.re/2020/07/20/yungblud-premieres-new-song-strawberry-lipstick/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:22:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89914  YUNGBLUD shares his explosive new song “Strawberry Lipstick” and its equally outrageous video. Released via Locomotion/Polydor Records, “Strawberry Lipstick” is the brand-new single from the British singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s full-length sophomore album, due out later this year. Stream/download “Strawberry Lipstick” HERE, and check out the video HERE. Directed by Christian Breslauer (Roddy Ricch, Tory Lanez, Marshmello) the “Strawberry Lipstick” video stars […]

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BLOODSTOCK Festival to pass VAT saving onto customers https://werk.re/2020/07/20/bloodstock-festival-to-pass-vat-saving-onto-customers/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:19:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89911 BLOODSTOCK’s motto has long been “by the fans, for the fans” and today the independent, family-run festival reconfirms that sentiment remains firmly at its core, by announcing the recent government VAT reduction will be passed on to its customers.   As previously announced, standard weekend tickets for the newly extended, now 5-day event in 2021 were […]

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Digital Notting Hill Carnival for 2020 Replaces the street festival for one year https://werk.re/2020/07/20/digital-notting-hill-carnival-for-2020-replaces-the-street-festival-for-one-year/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:47:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89908 In this unprecedented year and for the first time in its 54 year history, Notting Hill Carnival has moved entirely online, opening up to a global audience that can share in one of the world’s great events. It will take place over the August bank holiday weekend – 29, 30 and 31 August.  Notting Hill Carnival […]

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letlive. Release ‘10 Years of Fake History’ demos on vinyl https://werk.re/2020/07/20/letlive-release-10-years-of-fake-history-demos-on-vinyl/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:40:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89905 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the release of LA post-hardcore maestros letlive.’s seminal album ‘Fake History’. The band released some early demos from the process of writing ‘Fake History’ a couple months back and now they’ve revealed a physical release via frontman Jason Aalon Butler’s 333 Wreckords Crew in conjunction with Tragic Hero Records, […]

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QELLO CONCERTS BY STINGRAY ANNOUNCES SUMMER ENCORE FESTIVAL https://werk.re/2020/07/20/qello-concerts-by-stingray-announces-summer-encore-festival/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:28:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89902 Qello Concerts by Stingray, the world’s leading streaming service for full-length concerts and music documentaries on-demand,  today announces Summer Encore Festival, an exclusive three-week online festival running from the 29 July – 18 August2020, bringing together performances by the world’s biggest artists for the ultimate summer festival at home. As the 2020 festival season would have been coming to […]

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GRAYSCALE to release ‘Live From The Barber Shop Studios’ EP https://werk.re/2020/07/20/grayscale-to-release-live-from-the-barber-shop-studios-ep/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:23:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89899 Philadelphia’s GRAYSCALE will release the Live From The Barber Shop Studios EP on July 29 via Fearless Records.The EP features three reimagined versions of songs from the band’s second album ‘Nella Vita’, which arrived last September. The “Reimagined” versions are enhanced and embellished with horns and additional musicians, fully demonstrating the depth and breadth of the band’s songwriting skills. “Every single member […]

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CELEBRATE 10 INCREDIBLE YEARS OF ONE DIRECTION THIS MONTH https://werk.re/2020/07/20/celebrate-10-incredible-years-of-one-direction-this-month/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:08:51 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89895 July 23rd marks a very important date for One Direction fans globally, the 10th Anniversary of the band’s formation. To celebrate this date, alongside the fan frenzy, there will be a brand new 1D anniversary website, a 10 year celebration video especially made for their fans, and interactive playlists and activations across digital platforms. A special ’10 Years of One Direction’ website will launch on 23rd July, that will be […]

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L.A. WITCH share new single “Gen-Z” https://werk.re/2020/07/20/l-a-witch-share-new-single-gen-z/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:05:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89891 After recently announcing their new album ‘Play With Fire‘ is set for release August 21st via Suicide Squeeze Records, Californian trio L.A. Witch are sharing their new single “Gen-Z“. Speaking about the track, L.A. Witch guitarist & vocalist Sade Sanchez said “‘Gen-Z’ is inspired by a series of articles mentioning the high rates of suicide amongst the Gen-Z due to the pressures of […]

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MARY LATTIMORE collaborates with Slowdive’s Neil Halstead on Cornwall-influenced new album ‘Silver Ladders’ https://werk.re/2020/07/20/mary-lattimore-collaborates-with-slowdives-neil-halstead-on-cornwall-influenced-new-album-silver-ladders/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:01:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89889 Los Angeles-based harpist Mary Lattimore returns with new album ‘Silver Ladders’, due for release on October 9th via Ghostly International. Since her last full-length, 2018’s ‘Hundreds of Days’, Lattimore has toured internationally, released collaborative albums with artists such as Meg Baird and Mac McCaughan, and shared a friends-based remix album featuring artists such as Jónsi and Julianna Barwick. At one of her […]

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Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 Live Album and Video Documenting September 6 & 8 Shows at San Francisco’s Chase Centre https://werk.re/2020/07/20/metallica-san-francisco-symphony-sm2-live-album-and-video-documenting-september-6-8-shows-at-san-franciscos-chase-centre/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:58:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89886 Metallica and San Francisco Symphony’s September 6 & 8, 2019 S&M2 concerts were historic on multiple levels: They served as the grand opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center, reunited the band and Symphony for the first time since the 1999 performances captured on the Grammy-winning S&M album, and featured the first-ever symphonic renditions of songs […]

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SNOWING THROW shares new track “Lose Again” https://werk.re/2020/07/20/snowing-throw-shares-new-track-lose-again/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:54:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89882 Throwing Snow, a.k.a. Ross Tones, recently unveiled a one off new alias Snowing Throw. With his debut EP under Snowing Throw ‘The Folly of Pangloss’, out todayvia Houndstooth, the second track from the record “Lose Again“ is streaming online now. On his new project, Tones said “These tracks an unashamedly built for the Summer.Simple, cut-up samples and bounce.As […]

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IDLES share video for new single “A Hymn” https://werk.re/2020/07/20/idles-share-video-for-new-single-a-hymn/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:47:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89879 IDLES have shared a new song “A Hymn” – the emotional centrepiece off the Bristol band’s forthcoming LP, ‘Ultra Mono’ (out Sept 25th via Partisan). The accompanying music video features the band driving with their parents through their hometown streets to the shops, providing a grey window into suburban English life that matches the song’s […]

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HO99O9 unleash powerful new music ‘Pigs Want Me Dead’ with brutal visuals https://werk.re/2020/07/20/ho99o9-unleash-powerful-new-music-pigs-want-me-dead-with-brutal-visuals/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:43:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89875 HO99O9 have released a powerful new music ‘Pigs Want Me Dead’ with brutal visuals. It’s a stark reaction to the horrors and everyday effects of police brutality against the black community. WARNING: INCLUDES EXTREME LANGUAGE, INTENSE VIOLENCE PORTRAYED IN A REALISTIC MANNER AND SCENES THAT SOME VIEWERS MIGHT FIND UPSETTING AND TRIGGERING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS HIGHLY ADVISED. PIGS WANT […]

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Karen O and Napa Winery Support the Black Trans Community https://werk.re/2020/07/20/karen-o-and-napa-winery-support-the-black-trans-community/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:30:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89872 Offering her artistic talents to help those in need, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs has collaborated with Napa Valley winery Ashes & Diamonds to create eighteen uniquely individual, hand-painted magnum Rosé bottles which are on sale today HERE. In the spirit of assisting Black Trans people struggling with financial and food disparities, each singular, exquisitely handcrafted bottle by Karen […]

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Katy Perry joins Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival, line-up https://werk.re/2020/07/20/katy-perry-joins-tomorrowland-around-the-world-the-digital-festival-line-up/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:25:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89869 Global pop superstar Katy Perry will perform a spectacular and unprecedented show at Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival. One of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy will dazzle the People of Tomorrow across the globe in an eye-popping visual spectacle full of special effects, delivering a breath-taking show of her greatest […]

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Semisonic Release Official Video for “You’re Not Alone” Their First New Song in Nearly 20 Years https://werk.re/2020/07/20/semisonic-release-official-video-for-youre-not-alone-their-first-new-song-in-nearly-20-years/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:22:47 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89866 The Grammy-nominated, Twin Cities-based trio Semisonic released the official video for “You’re Not Alone,” the group’s first new song in nearly 20 years. The single is the title track from their forthcoming five-song EP You’re Not Alone out on September 18 via Pleasuresonic Recordings/Megaforce Records.  The video for “You’re Not Alone” was directed by Minneapolis-based […]

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SONG SUNG share new single “Take Some Time” https://werk.re/2020/07/20/song-sung-share-new-single-take-some-time/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:19:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89863 With their debut album due July 31st via Night Times Stories, Irish-born, New York-based Song Sung are sharing their new single “Take Some Time“.  Speaking about the track, the band said “This song captures the very essence of the existential thought process, tackled on a walk around the block.” Georgina and Una McGeough who comprise Song Sung, grew up in Monaghan, a gnat’s […]

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EXIT Festival Reschedules to 2021 https://werk.re/2020/07/20/exit-festival-reschedules-to-2021/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:15:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89860 As you may know, earlier this spring, the Serbian Prime Minister had asked EXIT not to cancel the festival but rather postpone it to mid-August. At that time, the number of new daily cases was on a steady sharp decline and even our most cautious health experts believed that zero number of cases would be […]

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Fatboy Slim, Amelie Lens and Joseph Capriati lead new names announced for The BPM Festival: Malta https://werk.re/2020/07/20/fatboy-slim-amelie-lens-and-joseph-capriati-lead-new-names-announced-for-the-bpm-festival-malta/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:37:39 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89857 Firmly cementing itself as the premier destination for house and techno heads this summer, The BPM Festival: Malta is taking things up to a whole new level with a range of new favourites announced today – heading to stunning Maltese shores this September.  Boasting a who’s who of eclectic electronica to a true gem of […]

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THOM YORKE ANNOUNCES TWO NEW TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES TOUR DATES https://werk.re/2020/07/20/thom-yorke-announces-two-new-tomorrows-modern-boxes-tour-dates/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:32:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89854 Thom Yorke has announced two new live dates for ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’, the touring entity comprised of Thom, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri. The shows will see them perform songs from across Thom’s solo and Atoms For Peace catalogues. The new dates added are at Le Zénith in Paris and in the UK at […]

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Anthology of Emo: Volume 2 Available September 2020 https://werk.re/2020/07/20/anthology-of-emo-volume-2-available-september-2020/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:29:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89851 Author, podcaster, and music industry veteran Tom Mullen has announced a September 7, 2020 release date for Anthology of Emo Volume 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s acclaimed Anthology of Emo Volume 1, which sold out in less than a year and garnered praise and coverage from the likes of Vice/Noisey, The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, Kerrang, UPROXX, […]

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Introducing… Mi Casa Festival https://werk.re/2020/07/20/introducing-mi-casa-festival/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:25:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89848 Bringing the ultimate house music marathon to one of the golden gems of worldwide festival escapes, the new Mi Casa Festival heads to Malta this September (18th-20th) with a who’s who lineup of party generals. Taking over the famed Gianpula Village, Mi Casa Festival is an unrivalled weekend rich with the biggest and best names in house music today. Under […]

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INTRODUCING: MAGICK MOUNTAIN https://werk.re/2020/07/20/introducing-magick-mountain/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:21:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89845 Leeds band Magick Mountain have announced details of their cacophonous debut album ‘Weird Feelings’ set for independent release on Oct 23rd, and have shared single “King Cobra“. With tales of infinite space, otherworldly escapes, hazy dreams and Weird Feelings that weave together the supernatural and the visceral; Magick Mountain are a power trio with colossal riffs, entwining harmonies and fistfuls of wild, distorted energy. […]

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INTO IT. OVER IT. TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘FIGURE’ https://werk.re/2020/07/20/into-it-over-it-to-release-new-album-figure/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:14:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89841 At the start of 2017, Evan Thomas Weiss wasn’t sure that he would make Figure, his long-awaited fourth full-length record under namesake Into It. Over It. But built slowly and kindly with the help of his friends, Figure became his commitment to do better and to be better. “It’s about trying to make peace with poor decisions […]

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SUSANNA announces new album https://werk.re/2020/07/20/susanna-announces-new-album-2/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:00:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89838 Norwegian artist Susanna is back with a new album ‘Baudelaire & Piano‘ set for release Sept 11th via SusannaSonata. The first single “The Dancing Snake” is online now. What would French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) have made of the events of 2020? An artist who took his disgust with life to the streets, who constantly shook his fist at authority, and a […]

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FONTAINES D.C. Release New Single “Televised Mind” https://werk.re/2020/07/20/fontaines-d-c-release-new-single-televised-mind/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 10:56:18 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89835  Fontaines D.C. have shared a new song and accompanying music video. A live favourite, “Televised Mind” heaves, drones, and churns – a perfect embodiment of the bruised and battered – albeit beautiful – throughline on the band’s forthcoming LP, “A Hero’s Death” (out 31st July via Partisan). Listen/watch below, and feel free to share. Fontaines D.C. […]

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Episode 6. Sequels https://werk.re/2020/07/16/episode-5-sequels/ Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:47:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89825 Intro montage: 1 min 9 secs. Ben, Steven and Sean shine the light on sequels. Far too many to cram, but they certainly try to cover as many as possible in two hours: Their love, their hate and even how we as the consumer can be very hypocritical at times.

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Intro montage: 1 min 9 secs. Ben, Steven and Sean shine the light on sequels. Far too many to cram, but they certainly try to cover as many as possible in two hours: Their love, their hate and even how we as the consumer can be very hypocritical at times. Intro montage: 1 min 9 secs. Ben, Steven and Sean shine the light on sequels. Far too many to cram, but they certainly try to cover as many as possible in two hours: Their love, their hate and even how we as the consumer can be very hypocritical at times. Werk.re 2:02:23
VELVET STARLINGS POUR US SOME ‘KARMIC LEMONADE’ https://werk.re/2020/07/11/velvet-starlings-pour-us-some-karmic-lemonade/ Sat, 11 Jul 2020 12:44:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89813 There’s a distinct whiff of the late 60s/early 70s going on in guitar music right now, what with the likes of Fontaines D.C. and Blossoms ruling the roost. It’s a vibe that Velvet Starlings fit into neatly, although this tale of a jilted lover serving up some ice cold revenge at the expense of his […]

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PELA ON A ROLL WITH ‘REVERIE’ https://werk.re/2020/07/11/pela-on-a-roll-with-reverie/ Sat, 11 Jul 2020 11:16:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89809 It;’s only a matter of weeks since South London duo PELA caught our attention with their sultry, spooky second single ‘South Of’. Now they’re at it again, dropping another brand new single without warning this week. ‘Reverie’ has a bit more of a summer vibe – if anyone remembers summer – with cool saxophones and […]

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Episode 5. Rob Bottin https://werk.re/2020/06/29/episode-5-rob-bottin/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:05:23 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89801 Steven, Ben and Sean welcome Max Payn to the group and they get into the work of the long absent practical effects guru Rob Bottin. The Howling, The Thing, Explorers, Legend, Total Recall and plenty of rubber and Jelly along the way. Check out out Group efforts over at: https://artcadiagroup.weebly.com/

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Steven, Ben and Sean welcome Max Payn to the group and they get into the work of the long absent practical effects guru Rob Bottin. The Howling, The Thing, Explorers, Legend, Total Recall and plenty of rubber and Jelly along the way. Steven, Ben and Sean welcome Max Payn to the group and they get into the work of the long absent practical effects guru Rob Bottin. The Howling, The Thing, Explorers, Legend, Total Recall and plenty of rubber and Jelly along the way. Check out out Group efforts over at: https://artcadiagroup.weebly.com/ Werk.re 1:53:22
INTERVIEW – DAVID DEVANT AND HIS SPIRIT WIFE ON BRIGHTON, BRITPOP AND THEIR FIRST ALBUM FOR 15 YEARS. https://werk.re/2020/06/29/interview-david-devant-and-his-spirit-wife-on-brighton-britpop-and-their-first-album-for-15-years/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 08:07:23 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89796 David Devant & His Spirit Wife have always been outsiders.  Originally coming to the fore in the mid-90s, their theatrical live shows and tongue-in-cheek lyrics meant they never quite fitted into the Britpop pigeonhole, despite a sharing a similar love of Bowie, The Kinks and shining a light into the more eccentric corners of English […]

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KJ & THE FOX DROP DEBUT TRACK ‘PERFECT MOMENTS’ https://werk.re/2020/06/22/kj-the-fox-drop-debut-track-perfect-moments/ Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:17:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89791 East London’s KJ & The Fox apparently tried all manner of different arrangements – “slow, fast, acoustic , electric…. even a reggae version” – in the search for the perfect ‘Perfect Moments”.  In the end, they settled for a subtle blend of sampled beats, solid bass and an almost Spanish guitar hook, topped off with understated […]

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A Foreign Affair (1948) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2020/06/21/a-foreign-affair-1948-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:30:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89782 Before and once the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, many directors, actors and film folk moved to Hollywoodfrom Germany and then the rest of Europe once the Second World War, thereby draining Europe of a large part of its artistic and cinema talent. Among those included Fritz Lang, Curt and Robert Siodmak, […]

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Paddy Dennehy – Little Light https://werk.re/2020/06/10/paddy-dennehy-little-light/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:35:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89778 Little Light is the excellent and extremely assured debut album from Limerick native Paddy Dennehy. Having moved south to Cork, Dennehy has been working on an album for the past five years, while gaining a reputation as a live performer. The ten tracks on Little Light introduce a fine songwriter with passion and plenty to […]

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Episode 4. Top 10s https://werk.re/2020/06/07/episode-4-top-10s/ Sun, 07 Jun 2020 19:11:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89772 Intro montage: 1 min 25 secs. Before we went any further with our Film Utopia mission, we felt it right to delve deeper into our very own “Film Utopias”. Ben, Steven and Sean here each deliver their top 10 movies of all time, and surprisingly there is almost zero crossover! Check out out Group efforts […]

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Intro montage: 1 min 25 secs. Before we went any further with our Film Utopia mission, we felt it right to delve deeper into our very own “Film Utopias”. Ben, Steven and Sean here each deliver their top 10 movies of all time, Before we went any further with our Film Utopia mission, we felt it right to delve deeper into our very own "Film Utopias". Ben, Steven and Sean here each deliver their top 10 movies of all time, and surprisingly there is almost zero crossover! Werk.re yes 2:12:20
Clint Eastwood at 90 years old https://werk.re/2020/06/04/clint-eastwood-at-90-years-old/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:26:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89765 Originally published on the Extricate Blogspot. On Sunday 31st May movie icon Clint Eastwood turned 90. Going back more years than I care to remember; okay, for context, going back to the early 1980s when I was a teenager I discovered the wealth of cinema from international to arthouse to national, genre to Hollywood past […]

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The Specialists (1969) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2020/05/22/the-specialists-1969-blu-ray-review/ Fri, 22 May 2020 15:28:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89755 A new release in the Eureka Classics series is an Italian Western, or more derivatively called Spaghetti Westerns, directed by one of the most prolific of Italian Western directors, Sergio Corbucci. Corbucci’s best known film was the popular Django (1966), a film and character who lent at least the name to many titles of Italian […]

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When ‘Airy Met Fairy – Esprit de Corps https://werk.re/2020/05/05/when-airy-met-fairy-esprit-de-corps/ Tue, 05 May 2020 09:05:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89751 Europop duo When ‘Airy Met Fairy (Iceland’s Thorunn Egilsdottir and Luxembourg’s Mike Koster) released their debut album Glow in 2018, showcasing a melancholic style with minimal arrangements and some quite beautiful vocals. They now return with a second album, featuring piano led melodic tracks with occasional bursts of discordant tones, and the same lovely lyrical […]

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Episode 3. Cronenberg https://werk.re/2020/05/03/episode-3-cronenberg/ Sun, 03 May 2020 20:34:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89747 Intro montage: 55 secs. We are back despite the current social climate with a director focused episode on the work of David Cronenberg. Sean is the old hat this time round, whilst Steven is the relative newbie to the subject. Ben joins them both to make the discussion more well rounded in this two hour […]

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Intro montage: 55 secs. We are back despite the current social climate with a director focused episode on the work of David Cronenberg. Sean is the old hat this time round, whilst Steven is the relative newbie to the subject. We are back despite the current social climate with a director focused episode on the work of David Cronenberg. <br /> <br /> Sean is the old hat this time round, whilst Steven is the relative newbie to the subject. Ben joins them both to make the discussion more well rounded in this two hour discussion. Werk.re yes 2:08:39
HAYLEY WILLIAMS UNVEILS LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “WHY WE EVER” https://werk.re/2020/04/17/hayley-williams-unveils-lyric-video-for-new-track-why-we-ever/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:55:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89737 Hayley Williams is adding to “PETALS FOR ARMOR II” – the next installment of her upcoming debut solo album – with the release of new track “Why We Ever” and its companion lyric video. Williams says – “I was at the lowest point I’d been in some time. My sadness shows,” Hayley says in the caption of […]

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Creeper host first ever ‘Creeper Video Club’ https://werk.re/2020/04/17/creeper-host-first-ever-creeper-video-club/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:53:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89734 CREEPER invite their fans to join them at the inaugural CREEPER Video Club, which commences today at 8pm UK time. The CREEPER Video Club will see all six band members host a film via the Netflix Party app. It offers the chance for CREEPER and fans to simultaneously watch a film while using the group chat to discuss the movie, the band or anything they […]

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TOM WAITS AND KATHLEEN BRENNAN PAY TRIBUTE TO FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR HAL WILLNER https://werk.re/2020/04/17/tom-waits-and-kathleen-brennan-pay-tribute-to-friend-and-collaborator-hal-willner/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:50:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89731 “Hal. Dear Hal. Brother. Uncle. Father. Son. Husband. Godfather. Friend. Wise and reckless. Lamb and black sheep. Lover of the afflicted and the blessed. More than kin and more than kind, more than friend and more than fiendish in his daunting and devoted pursuit of the lost and the buried, long may his coattails run […]

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JEFF BECK & JOHNNY DEPP RELEASE COVER OF JOHN LENNON’S “ISOLATION” https://werk.re/2020/04/17/jeff-beck-johnny-depp-release-cover-of-john-lennons-isolation/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:48:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89727 Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck, one of the great collaborators in music history, has once-again found an unexpected co-conspirator in Johnny Depp. The musical soulmates have been working behind-the-scenes for the past few several years on new music and have released their first single as a duo […]

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HENRY GREEN shares new single “Fabric” https://werk.re/2020/04/17/henry-green-shares-new-single-fabric/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:45:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89725 With his new album ‘Half Light‘ set for release June 12th via Akira Records, Bristol-based Henry Green is sharing another glimpse of the upcoming record with new single “Fabric“.  Speaking about the track, Henry said “I wanted to write about the need to speak openly, to embrace the vulnerability that honest words can bring. Fabric is about that reluctance to expose ourselves and to […]

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NHS Relief release cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Lean On Me’ https://werk.re/2020/04/17/nhs-relief-release-cover-of-bill-withers-lean-on-me/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:42:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89722 Inspired by ‘Clap For Our Carers’, some of the UK’s finest performers (including Joss Stone) have joined together with Beverley Knight & Dr Ranj Singh to lead a viral campaign showing our national backing for the NHS and its volunteers, supporting the mental health and welfare of doctors and nurses throughout and beyond COVID-19. To […]

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WALLFLOWER Release new track ‘Eat Away At My Heart’ https://werk.re/2020/04/16/wallflower-release-new-track-eat-away-at-my-heart/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 07:49:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89719 WALLFLOWER recently announced their eagerly-awaited debut album ‘Teach Yourself To Swim’ will be released 05 June. Now they’ve unveiled another track from the record ‘Eat Away At My Heart’, which is out today with accompanying music video. Its pulsating guitars and urgent vocal make for a compelling composition. Vocalist and guitarist Vini Moreira-Yeoell says “it’s a song […]

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JACKIE LYNN reschedule tour for November https://werk.re/2020/04/16/jackie-lynn-reschedule-tour-for-november/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 07:46:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89715 Following the release of their new album ‘Jacqueline‘ on Friday via Drag City, Jackie Lynn have announced that their European tour has been rescheduled for November. Jackie Lynn is the fictional alter ego of singer/songwriter Haley Fohr, also known for her indie folk project Circuit des Yeux, with Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan of Bitchin Bajas. Each track on ‘Jacqueline’ depicts a day in the life of a woman on […]

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Harrow Fair – Sins We Made https://werk.re/2020/04/15/harrow-fair-sins-we-made/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:23:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89712 As the UK continues to lock itself away in Covid-19 isolation and so much of normal life has been cancelled, it is a real treat to receive some new music. Sins We Made is the second album from Canadian duo Harrow Fair (Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner), and its ten tracks of Americana goodness offer […]

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Bowie, Gaga and Beyonce in Klinko’s NHS Archive Fundraiser https://werk.re/2020/04/15/bowie-gaga-and-beyonce-in-klinkos-nhs-archive-fundraiser/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:45:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89709 Acclaimed photographer, Markus Klinko is selling his ENTIRE archive of photographs, featuring everybody from David Bowie, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish to Beyonce and Kate Winslet, to raise funds for NHS Charities Together, as part of Taglialatella Galleries’ Art for Relief campaign from 16 – 22 April. Klinko famously shot David Bowie’s last, large-scale shoot […]

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JOHNNY VEGAS ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES PLUS 1000 TICKETS FOR NHS WORKERS https://werk.re/2020/04/15/johnny-vegas-announces-rescheduled-tour-dates-plus-1000-tickets-for-nhs-workers/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:39:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89706 King of British comedy Johnny Vegas is to make a momentous return to the stand up circuit later this year with a live tour. Johnny has rescheduled his original dates to later this year. It is hoped the event will be something for fans to look forward to once the UK is over the coronavirus. To acknowledge the amazing job the […]

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IAN CHANG shares soulful pop track “Comfort Me” feat. Kiah Victoria https://werk.re/2020/04/15/ian-chang-shares-soulful-pop-track-comfort-me-feat-kiah-victoria/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:30:36 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89703 Ian Chang has shared a third track from his debut full-length record, ‘属 Belonging’, which is set for digital release on April 24th with physical release to now follow on May 29th via City Slang. Following a debut single featuring vocals from Blonde Redhead’s KAZU, “Audacious“ and the atmospheric Chinese New Year inspired “舞狮 Lion Dance“, today he shares “Comfort Me“; which sees his crunching sonic sculptures joined by […]

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The Night Café share isolation video for ‘Please’ https://werk.re/2020/04/15/the-night-cafe-share-isolation-video-for-please/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:27:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89700 The Night Café have shared a new video for ‘Please’, filmed in isolation. ‘Please’ is taken from the Liverpool quartet’s acclaimed debut album 0151, which was released in August 2019 and featured the singles ‘Mixed Signals’,  ‘Turn’ and ‘Addicted’.  The album is without a doubt the perfect encapsulation of The Night Café’s development as a […]

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TRAVIS BARKER SHARES NEW SONG FEATURING JASIAH & NASCAR ALOE FOR “DOGSHIT” https://werk.re/2020/04/15/travis-barker-shares-new-song-featuring-jasiah-nascar-aloe-for-dogshit/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:23:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89697 Travis Barker shares new single “Dogshit” featuring up-and-coming rappers Jasiah and Nascar Aloe. The song arrives with an animated visual by Pix3lface as anarchic and jolting as the track itself. The visual details a variety of psychotic character sketches montaged between penciled depictions of the trio performing to a hellishly rambunctious audience. The track is Barker’s second […]

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LITTLE MAN TATE REUNITE! https://werk.re/2020/04/15/little-man-tate-reunite/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 08:23:47 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89694 Back together once more – LITTLE MAN TATE – will reunite for a major headline gig in their hometown this year. Sparking a flurry of speculation in fan circles in recent days with a series of cryptic clues on social media, today (14 April), the Sheffield indie four-piece officially break their 11-year silence to announce […]

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letlive. Release ‘Fake History’ demos in celebration of album’s tenth anniversary https://werk.re/2020/04/14/letlive-release-fake-history-demos-in-celebration-of-albums-tenth-anniversary/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:56:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89689 letlive.’s seminal album ‘Fake History’ was released a decade ago today via Tragic Hero Records and, to celebrate, vocalist Jason Aalon Butler’s 333 Wreckords Crew have released a collection of early demos from the ‘Fake History’ process. The raw and real recordings take you inside the making of a modern classic and are available now […]

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Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick Adds More Streamed Shows Due To Popular Demand https://werk.re/2020/04/14/bowling-for-soups-jaret-reddick-adds-more-streamed-shows-due-to-popular-demand/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:50:39 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89684 Following the continued success of his StageIt streamed concerts over the last three weeks, Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has scheduled more shows for this week. Continuing his goal to provide Bowling For Soup fans and music lovers the world over with some light relief during lockdown, all shows continue to be “pay what you can afford”.  With […]

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Ezra Furman Releases Fundraising Collection ‘To Them We’ll Always Be Freaks’ https://werk.re/2020/04/14/ezra-furman-releases-fundraising-collection-to-them-well-always-be-freaks/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:31:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89681 Ezra Furman has announced a Bandcamp exclusive collection of demos, rehearsals and shots in the dark from her 2018 album Transangelic Exodus on a pay what you want/can basis.  Described by Furman as “a kind of audio ‘making of’ document for fans of the record” proceeds from sales of the collection, titled To Them We’ll Always Be Freaks, will go to help support Furman’s […]

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Fleur East Releases ‘Not Alone’ For The NHS Covid-19 Appeal https://werk.re/2020/04/14/fleur-east-releases-not-alone-for-the-nhs-covid-19-appeal/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:26:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89675 Fleur East this evening releases her song ‘Not Alone’, in aid of The NHS Covid-19 Appeal. The track was initially written by Fleur as a rap for an exclusive performance on BBC ONE’s ‘The One Show’ encouraging viewers to stay at home amidst the Corona crisis. ‘Not Alone’ gained huge traction online post the show […]

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HAYLEY WILLIAMS UNVEILS NEW TRACK “MY FRIEND” https://werk.re/2020/04/14/hayley-williams-unveils-new-track-my-friend/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:20:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89676 Hayley Williams is continuing her rollout of PETALS FOR ARMOR with the release of new track “My Friend” and its companion lyric video.  The new song is the latest addition to “PETALS FOR ARMOR II” and follows the recent releases of “Over Yet” and “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” featuring Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers. Along with releasing new […]

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GORILLAZ – SONG MACHINE SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 – ‘ARIES’ FEATURING PETER HOOK AND GEORGIA AVAILABLE NOW https://werk.re/2020/04/14/gorillaz-song-machine-season-1-episode-3-aries-featuring-peter-hook-and-georgia-available-now/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:49:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89672 Aries is the third episode of Song Machine from Gorillaz. Featuring the legendary Peter Hook on bass, with alt-pop singer and producer Georgia on drums, Aries sees our virtual heroes capture much of the current mood with a soaring affirmation of human connection. We last saw 2D, Noodle and Russel when they visited Lake Como, via a Kong Studios portal, while accidentally (or not) leaving bandmate Murdoc behind. Aries now picks up with Murdoc inviting longtime bandmate and […]

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Nathaniel Rateliff announces re-scheduled UK tour dates https://werk.re/2020/04/14/nathaniel-rateliff-announces-re-scheduled-uk-tour-dates/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:42:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89669 Following the release of his spectacular first solo album in nearly seven years, And It’s Still Alright, acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff today has announced the rescheduled dates for his European and UK tour which were postponed due to Covid-19. The 10-date run will include a highly anticipated show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 26th October. Nathaniel Rateliff […]

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Beth Hart Collaborates With Fans In Heartwarming Video For ‘No Place Like Home’ https://werk.re/2020/04/14/beth-hart-collaborates-with-fans-in-heartwarming-video-for-no-place-like-home/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:38:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89666 The world is going through a difficult time at the moment and it affects us all greatly with a number of countries imposing lockdowns, curfews and social distancing rules to protect us all, but it also results in many living in isolation. In times like these, the value of life, love and friendship comes to […]

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SINKANE drops ‘Lost Tapes’ collection of rarities https://werk.re/2020/04/14/sinkane-drops-lost-tapes-collection-of-rarities/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:35:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89662 Sinkane has shared a new album of rarities, unreleased tracks and demos from throughout the years. The 10-track album entitled ‘Lost Tapes’ is available to buy directly from the artist via Bandcamp on a “pay as you feel” basis. Listen to/buy ‘Lost Tapes’ here: https://sinkane.bandcamp.com/album/lost-tapes Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab introduces the release, saying: “This global pandemic is changing the way people consume music. It’s also changing […]

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Rio Grande (1950) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2020/04/09/rio-grande-1950-blu-ray-review/ Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:28:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89645 Joining The Quiet Man (1952) and Two Rode Together (1961) in Eureka Entertainment’s dual format Masters of Cinema series is one of John Ford’s cavalry films, Rio Grande (1950). Indeed, this was the third and final of Ford’s cavalry trilogy, following Fort Apache (1948) (starring Henry Fonda and John Wayne) and She Wore a Yellow […]

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS TO PLAY TWO VERY SPECIAL CARDIFF SHOWS PAYING TRIBUTE TO NHS STAFF https://werk.re/2020/04/09/manic-street-preachers-to-play-two-very-special-cardiff-shows-paying-tribute-to-nhs-staff/ Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:38:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89655 Manic Street Preachers have announced two shows at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on the 4th and 5th December 2020, their only dates in Wales this year. The first night will be a free show for NHS staff, the second, tickets are on sale to the public with all profits going to NHS Wales charities. The tickets will be available from Friday […]

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CALVIN HARRIS HEADLINES DEFECTED VIRTUAL FESTIVAL 3.0 https://werk.re/2020/04/09/calvin-harris-headlines-defected-virtual-festival-3-0/ Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:30:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89652 On what is traditionally one of clubland’s busiest weekends, Defected Records will continue their Virtual Residency this Good Friday with an all-star line-up of international talent, including Calvin Harris’ debut appearance for the house music institution as Love Regenerator. Defected are encouraging music fans to stay inside to enjoy world-class DJ’s streaming direct from their own homes and studios, alongside exclusive never-before-heard sets from previous Defected events.   With […]

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MAX RICHTER’S 8-HR LULLABY SLEEP TO BE BROADCAST WORLDWIDE THIS EASTER https://werk.re/2020/04/09/max-richters-8-hr-lullaby-sleep-to-be-broadcast-worldwide-this-easter/ Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:26:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89649 Max Richter’s eight-hour epic SLEEP, his ‘lullaby for a frenetic world’, returns to BBC Radio 3’s airwaves this Easter weekend in a simulcast with the European Broadcasting Union – uniting quarantined nations across the continent in moments of meditative stillness. The BBC will join with broadcasters across Europe and beyond, including USA, Canada and New Zealand, […]

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Rufus Wainwright leads announcement for RAH’s Royal Albert Home sessions https://werk.re/2020/04/08/rufus-wainwright-leads-announcement-for-rahs-royal-albert-home-sessions/ Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:02:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89641 Royal Albert Home will open its virtual doors this week, as one of the world’s most iconic venues comes direct to audiences from artists’ living rooms with a programme of exclusive shows. Rufus Wainwright will launch the series on Thursday 9 April, as London’s Royal Albert Hall keeps the venue’s spirit alive during its closure by presenting free sessions […]

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SOBRIQUET Release New Track ‘僻 Higami’ https://werk.re/2020/04/08/sobriquet-release-new-track-%e5%83%bb-higami/ Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:43:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89637 Unique 5-piece rock band from Sheffield, SOBRIQUET, have released new track ‘僻 Higami’ from their upcoming EP ‘A Hundred Thousand Tongues’, out 1st May. “Lyrically this song’s about coming to terms with the parts of yourself you don’t like, embracing your flaws, realising perhaps that ‘hey, maybe I’m not as much of a weird, fundamentally unlikeable person […]

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NOGA EREZ drops alternate version of single “Views” https://werk.re/2020/04/08/noga-erez-drops-alternate-version-of-single-views/ Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:37:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89634 Today, Tel-Aviv musician Noga Erez drops an alternative version of her latest single “VIEWS.” The new version, entitled “VIEWS (Kids Against The Machine Vol. 1),” features Noga and her collaborative partner Ori Rousso clad in white and accompanied by a six-piece band, where electronics are stripped back for a mesmerising performance.  “VIEWS (Kids Against The Machine Vol. 1)” is the first of several stripped-back tracks […]

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OHMME share new single & video “Ghost” https://werk.re/2020/04/07/ohmme-share-new-single-video-ghost/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:29:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89631 Ohmme – the Chicago-based duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart – release a new single/video “Ghost,” from their forthcoming album, Fantasize Your Ghost, out June 5th via Joyful Noise Recordings. Following lead single “3 2 4 3”,“Ghost“ opens with sparse instrumentation, blooming with layered vocals and heavy, experimental guitar licks. Its colorful accompanying video, directed, shot, and edited by Austin Vesely, features the […]

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SPANDAU BALLET LEGEND MARTIN KEMP OFFERS 1500 FREE TICKETS FOR NHS WORKERS FOR UK SHOWS IN 2020 & 2021 https://werk.re/2020/04/07/spandau-ballet-legend-martin-kemp-offers-1500-free-tickets-for-nhs-workers-for-uk-shows-in-2020-2021/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:26:09 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89628 Following a series of sold out dates, Martin Kemp has announced a series of DJ Shows across the UK from December 2020 to February 2021. It is hoped the shows will be something for fans to look forward to once the UK is over the coronavirus. To acknowledge the amazing job the NHS is currently doing, […]

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HAVELOCKE Release New Single ‘Drowning’ https://werk.re/2020/04/07/havelocke-release-new-single-drowning/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:32:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89625 Sheffield-based punks Havelocke have released emotional and hooky new single ‘Drowning’ alongside a climactic music video.  “Drowning is a track we’ve been working on since well before the release of the ‘This is Havelocke’ EP, (released 08/2019 via Just Exist Records) and one that we’ve been sneaking into our set for months. It was an easy song […]

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BLOODSTOCK clarifies 2020 event position, reveals further bands for August https://werk.re/2020/04/07/bloodstock-clarifies-2020-event-position-reveals-further-bands-for-august/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:29:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89622 In these unprecedented times and following the recent cancellation of Download & other May/June festivals, BLOODSTOCK HQ wishes to reassure everyone that currently, BLOODSTOCK 2020 event planning is proceeding with full care and attention, in order to bring you the best event yet to celebrate 20 Years of BLOODSTOCK. The team are closely monitoring government guidelines and co-operating with the relevant […]

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COPE Release new single ‘Gold’ https://werk.re/2020/04/07/cope-release-new-single-gold/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:26:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89619 London-based riff-fuelled hardcore punk band COPE have released another single from their forthcoming debut album ‘The Shock Doctrine’. Titled ‘Gold’, guitarist Josh Bowles delves into the motivations behind its inception: “Rather than try and explain this track myself, I think this John Perkins quote from his book ‘Confessions Of An Economic Hitman’ explains it best – […]

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HARKIN shares new single “Dial It In” https://werk.re/2020/04/07/harkin-shares-new-single-dial-it-in/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:22:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89616 Harkin is sharing new single “Dial It In“, taken from her debut self-titled album, which is set for release April 24th via Hand Mirror.  Speaking about the track, Harkin said “‘Dial It In’ is a song about valuing intuition over entitlement. It’s a track that I started writing in my best friend Ashley Connor’s New York apartment. I had planned to visit her […]

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Evanescence & Within Temptation Announce Rescheduled Dates for their ‘Worlds Collide’ Tour https://werk.re/2020/04/07/evanescence-within-temptation-announce-rescheduled-dates-for-their-worlds-collide-tour/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:14:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89613 Evanescence and Within Temptation are pleased to announce they have rescheduled their highly anticipated co-headline ‘Worlds Collide’ European tour. The European arena tour that was originally due to kick off on this weekend will now move to September. All existing tickets & VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues remain […]

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Matt Lucas Releases ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ For FeedNHS https://werk.re/2020/04/07/matt-lucas-releases-thank-you-baked-potato-for-feednhs/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:08:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89610 Actor, comedian and writer Matt Lucas released a reworked version of his famous ‘Baked Potato Song’ as a single, ‘Thank You Baked Potato’, with all proceeds going to FeedNHS. The song, originally performed by Matt on ‘Shooting Stars’, has been rewritten to include key messages about how to avoid spreading and catching Covid-19, urging people to stay at home […]

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LISTEN: Oh Wonder announce new series ‘Home Tapes’ and share new track ‘Lonely Star’ https://werk.re/2020/04/07/listen-oh-wonder-announce-new-series-home-tapes-and-share-new-track-lonely-star/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:54:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89606 “In this unprecedented period of confusion and loneliness, we wanted to contribute to the world’s efforts to make sense of it all, in the only way we know how. We are taking it back to how we started this band and embarking on a new project called “Home Tapes”, where we will seek to write, […]

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BOSTON MANOR Release new single ‘Plasticine Dreams’ https://werk.re/2020/04/07/boston-manor-release-new-single-plasticine-dreams/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:51:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89603 Boston Manor’s new single ‘Plasticine Dreams’ is a soulful composition with a tender yet sinister lilt that muses upon the often disposable nature of modern entertainment. Vocalist Henry Cox explains: “Plasticine Dreams is about the throw away culture of media. How art is treated as “content”; one minute something is plastered everywhere you look and the next it’s […]

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HENRY GREEN shares new video “Realign” https://werk.re/2020/04/07/henry-green-shares-new-video-realign/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:42:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89600 After recently announcing his new album ‘Half Light’ is due June 12th via Akira Records, Bristol-based artist Henry Green is sharing a new video for lead single “Realign“.  Speaking about the video, Henry said “We wanted to actualise the space within the mind, to replicate that hazy state I explore within the lyrics of the track. ‘Realign’ is about self exploration, and that journey […]

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Motörhead vs Rick Astley?! https://werk.re/2020/04/07/motorhead-vs-rick-astley/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:40:18 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89597 To kick off the year in which Motörhead’s seminal ‘Ace Of Spades’ album turns forty, the EVERY PLAYLIST LOUDER THAN EVERYONE ELSE site was launched in January. This interactive website enables fans to curate their own, personalized Spotify playlist of ear drum perforating Motörsongs and pitch them against their fellow Motörbangers. Fans can compete on the global decibel leaderboard and […]

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Secret Solstice Festival Postponed to June 2021 https://werk.re/2020/04/07/secret-solstice-festival-postponed-to-june-2021/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:38:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89594 We’re sad to announce that Secret Solstice will no longer be taking place this year and will be postponed until 2021. Festival organisers have been closely monitoring the situation for the past few weeks and unfortunately, it is now clear that the festival cannot take place this year. This decision has not been made lightly, […]

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JENNY HVAL shares new standalone single “Bonus Material” https://werk.re/2020/04/07/jenny-hval-shares-new-standalone-single-bonus-material/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:36:28 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89591 Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval presents a new single, “Bonus Material.” It follows the widely acclaimed The Practice of Love, which was released last year via Sacred Bones. “Bonus Material“ is sparse and celestial, floating with Hval’s light vocals and twinkling keys. It features saxophone by Espen Reinertsen, who appeared on The Practice of Love.  “It is an unfinished track about unfinished substances leaking into […]

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WARGIRL Announce album and release new single ‘Hang On’ with music video https://werk.re/2020/04/07/wargirl-announce-album-and-release-new-single-hang-on-with-music-video/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:33:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89588 Southern Californians Wargirl have announced their new album ‘Dancing Gold’ will be released via Clouds Hill on 12 June 2020. And they’ve unveiled a new single from the record ‘Hang On’, out now with accompanying music video. “‘Hang On’ is a reminder that our minds play tricks on us,” says guitarist and production mastermind Matt Wignall, continuing “It’s a […]

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British Landlords Unite with Tenants for a Collective Response to Prevent Major Loss of Business https://werk.re/2020/04/07/british-landlords-unite-with-tenants-for-a-collective-response-to-prevent-major-loss-of-business/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:30:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89585 The Night Time Industries Association has joined forces with landlords from across the UK to urge the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to adopt The Big Freeze urgently to prevent major business loss. “It is fantastic news that so many Landlords from across the UK have joined with us at this very difficult time. We […]

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GUITAR LESSONS FROM JAMES BAY ON INSTAGRAM LIVE https://werk.re/2020/04/07/guitar-lessons-from-james-bay-on-instagram-live/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:23:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89580 Tune in as three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay continues to give guitar lessons on Instagram Live.  BAY will be giving live guitar lessons Wednesdays and Fridays at 5PM. Tune in HERE.  In the past, BAY has taught fans how to play “Let It Go” and “Hold Back The River” during the lessons.

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Jools Holland hosts fun boogie-woogie piano lessons https://werk.re/2020/04/07/jools-holland-hosts-fun-boogie-woogie-piano-lessons/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:19:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=89578 Arguably one of the world’s most talented musicians, composers, bandleaders, broadcasters and national treasure, Jools Holland OBE is now adding ‘Tutor’ to his CV. He’s been giving free boogie-woogie piano lessons on Jools Holland’s YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/c/JoolsHolland . In these trying days with people stuck at home, Jools will be giving fun free piano lessons to those […]

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