Saint Etienne present “Songs For A London Winter”

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You may or may not know that Bob has been putting out archive CDs on his Croydon Municipal label over the last year – he’s now up to his 12th release, which will be SAINT ETIENNE PRESENT SONGS FOR A LONDON WINTER. Bob, Pete and Sarah spent a week huddled around a Dansette (and over a laptop), picking out festive songs from their childhood and a bunch of super Xmassy obscurities.

The compilation is being launched with a bit of a do at ROUGH TRADE EAST on Tuesday NOVEMBER 25th. There will be music played, mince pies, mulled wine, and it’s FREE TO GET IN. Bob will be playing some of his favourite Christmas records and chatting to writer Pete Paphides and DJ Martin Green about what makes the perfect Christmas song. Continue reading

Video Premiere: “Adding The Blue” by Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie’s new single ‘Adding The Blue’ will be released on December 1 alongside a special deluxe version of her critically acclaimed album ‘Stockholm’. The deluxe version will feature live tracks from her recent triumphant iTunes Festival performance at The Roundhouse in London, described by The Independent as “a night of killer hooks from pop royalty”.

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Video Premiere: “Human Animal” by The Golden Hippie

The Golden Hippie first emerged on the LA scene earlier this year with her channeling of the haunting choral styles of Florence Welch and pop sensibilities that have garnered her comparisons to Charli XCX. After years behind the scenes flexing her songwriting prowess she joined Prince as a featured vocalist on “Art Official Cage,” the lead track off Prince’s newly released album, Art Official Age.  She spent this spring joining him on his Hit and Run tour, before releasing her breakout debut track, “Smoke Signals.”

Joni Mitchell releases career-spanning box set!

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Joni Mitchell is back with a four-disc boxed set that evokes her vision of love titled Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced (out today on Rhino Records).

This artist-curated collection includes material selected from 40 years of recording in a package designed by Mitchell herself containing 53 newly remastered lyrical poems, six new paintings, and an autobiographical text illuminating her recording process.

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