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MALMØ – New single & video

Farewell Roaring Ocean, the brand new single by Danish artist MALMØ, is out now via Integrity Records.

The track and accompanying video comprise Part III of the forthcoming EP, The Inevitable End, a prediction in 4 parts – each one representing a different way of the world collapsing if we don´t change our behaviour.

MALMØ features the unique voice and song-writing of Maria Malmoe. Earlier releases and immersive live performances across Europe have seen her likened to Agnes Obel, Eivør and Björk.

Maria describes the meaning of the new single as two-fold:

“On a personal level, I’m saying goodbye to the part of me that seeks out turbulent or troubled ‘waters’, and welcoming the still, serene waters of simplicity and non-attachment to the material world.

On a wider environmental scale, it’s about bidding farewell to the vast oceans as we know them. Despite water levels and water temperatures rising, we remain consumed by material desires and perceived needs – when we should be looking towards nature while there is still time.”

Working closely with Kasper Vindeløv (graphic designer) and Noemi Müller (videographer) on each of the 4 parts, MALMØ are keen to add to the wider discussion of the potentially irreparable damage mankind seems intent on inflicting upon its own planet.

Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1496734469

The Inevitable End EP follows 2018’s critically acclaimed debut album We Come From The Stars, with spot plays on BBC 6 Music, BBC London, BBC Ulster, Amazing Radio, Shoreditch Radio & numerous regional stations, Spotify playlisting from the likes of Crack In The Road, Alex Rainbird, Double J & TUNE, & Spotify editorial support across the Nordics and Asia.

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Ida Wenøe – New single & UK tour

Värmeland is the new single (31st January 2020) by Danish Music Award nominee Ida Wenøe,  taken from her critically acclaimed second album The Things We Don’t Know Yet and preceding a co-headline UK tour with London-based Scot Samantha Whates.

With the kind of sound Edward Woodward might have heard downstairs in the local inn had the Wicker Man been filmed in a remote Danish village while Sarah Lund scoured for clues in her jumper, Ida’s recent singles Another Kind of Love and Change Me A Little enjoyed support on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4, Amazing Radio, BBC Wales, BBC Cambridge, BBC Suffolk, BBC Shropshire and BBC Radio Ulster, international radio including Seattle’s super-cool KEXP, several playlist adds by the Spotify and Deezer editorial teams & praise from respected UK music sites and US tastemakers.

Värmeland was inspired by a recording session in an old wooden house in Sweden, with snow so deep that the band had to transport their equipment there on bobsleighs:

“Snow has a way of both covering and revealing. There’s something so delicate about that. You don’t see the things beneath, but you see everything above. The things above will disappear but the things underneath will not, and will catch up with you eventually.”

Tickets are now on sale for Ida’s UK tour with Samantha Whates:

28/02 Friday – St Peter’s, Sudbury
29/02 Saturday – Café #9, Sheffield
01/03 Sunday – The Musician, Leicester
03/03 Tuesday – Green Note, Camden, London
04/03 Wednesday – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham
05/03 Thursday – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
07/03 Saturday – Elm House Concerts, Fife

08/03 Sunday – Craigdarroch Arms, Moniaive, Dumfries

“Ida Wenøe is equal parts mysterious, brooding & beguiling”R2 Magazine

“Her voice – weary but cute, with the power to cut through – is perfect”The Guardian

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Tribes of Europe – New Single!

‘It’s A Lovely Day Tomorrow’ is the new single by Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch, released by Integrity Records across all major digital platforms (29th November 2019) and on limited edition CD (6th December 2019).

Penned by Irving Berlin in 1938 and seen by many as a festive favourite, it was in fact written as a war song in response to the so-called Munich Betrayal when conflict with Hitler was avoided by allowing Germany to annex the Sudetenland region of western Czechoslovakia.

Single on Apple Music

The second collaboration between Fenland-based Tribes of Europe and former feminist punk iconoclast Barbara Stretch features additional vocals by Max Taylor (MIKA, Lily Allen, Clor) and drums by Andy Gangadeen (Massive Attack, Chase & Status, Jeff Beck).

Loosely based on the version released by Vera Lynn to lift spirits during the Blitz, multi-instrumentalist Martin Elsey has put his own Tribes of Europe twist on this classic track which he feels is just as relevant today:

“What happened to the ‘lovely tomorrow’ Vera Lynn was singing about? For a while things got better – decent affordable housing, the NHS, effective vaccination campaigns, building stronger ties with Europe to help keep some peace. Then, after years of austerity, and now the Brexit fiasco, the lyric just seemed to become more and more poignant.”

Previous singles by Tribes of Europe, including recent Barbara Stretch collaboration ‘You Don’t Speak For Me’, have enjoyed support on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Tees and BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.

 

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Futur Primitif Tours With The Low Anthem

We’re thrilled to announce that Daniel Lefkowitz AKA Futur Primitif is dusting off his guitar and heading out on the road with the wonderful The Low Anthem to open a run of intimate European shows, including London on 29/11, Belfast on 10/12 & Dublin on 11/12.

Tickets are available now at www.lowanthem.com/tour

USA
11.21 Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java *
11.22 New York, NY – (le) poisson rouge *

EUROPE
29.11 London, England – Union Chapel *
1.12 Leffinge, Belgium – Café De Zwerver *
2.12 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Zonnehuis Amsterdam *
3.12 Hamburg, Germany – Nochtspeicher *
4.12 Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden *
6.12 Zurich, Switzerland – Bogen F *
7.12 Milan, Italy – Ohibò *
10.12 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Black Box *
11.12 Dublin, Ireland – The Sound House *

*support: Futur Primitif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCNw4_3wNAs

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MALMØ – Bleed Me Dry – New Single Out Now

Bleed Me Dry, the brand new single by Danish artist MALMØ, was released on 25th October 2019. The track and accompanying video comprise Part II of the forthcoming EP, The Inevitable End, a prediction in 4 parts – each one representing a different way of the world collapsing if we don’t change our behaviour.

With a leftfield art-pop vibe built around mesmerising Nordic throat beats, percussive electronica from co-producer Christian Tronhjem provides a dark underscore for multi-layered vocals as Maria pleads: “You can’t lose someone that you really love”.

Working closely with Kasper Vindeløv (graphic designer) and Noemi Müller (videographer) on each of the 4 parts, MALMØ are keen to add to the wider discussion of the potentially irreparable damage mankind seems intent on inflicting upon its own planet.

As the inspiration behind Bleed Me Dry, vocalist/songwriter Maria offers a chilling thought:

“We eat poison, we have troubled sleep, we breathe polluted air – children are dying in their mother’s womb. What if women become unable to carry healthy babies, so the next generation is never born?

We already worship external perfection; superficiality rules over substance. So when they perish inside us we stay quiet, ashamed that we couldn’t be the perfect female with perfect reproduction. But perfect on the outside hides chaos on the inside. Extinction looms. It won’t be long now … The Inevitable End.”

Listen now on APPLE MUSIC

The Inevitable End EP follows 2018’s critically acclaimed debut album We Come From The Stars, with spot plays on BBC 6 Music, BBC Ulster, BBC London, Amazing Radio, Shoreditch Radio & numerous regional stations, Spotify playlisting from the likes of Crack In The Road, Alex Rainbird, Double J & TUNE, & Spotify editorial support across the Nordics and Asia.

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www.twitter.com/malmo_music
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