Angus and Julia Stone
In recent months Angus & Julia Stone have brought a ray of Australian sunshine to a soggy English Summer and their new EP 'The Beast' will be released on their own label on November 12th.
Since the release of their mini-album Heart Full Of Wine earlier this year, the popularity of the Australian brother-sister duo has grown remarkably. Selling out venues from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, taking in festivals such as Hyde Park Calling, Belladrum, Latitude, the Edinburgh Fringe and this week their final festival show at The Electric Picnic in Ireland.
Not long after they arrived in London Angus & Julia were taken under the wing of Travis frontman Fran Healy, who began work with them on material for their debut album 'A Book Like This', due for a UK release next year.
The Beast itself is an up-beat lead single, deploying the Stones trademark boy-girl harmonies, with a broader scope that echoes Fleetwood Mac's sense of drama. They themselves may be modest about their talents and surprised by the interest in their songs, but Angus & Julia possess a charm, both live and on record, that weaves its way into the sub-conscious. Go seek.. The Beast EP out November 12th.
Check out Angus & Julia Stone on tour in the UK
UK LIVE DATES 2008
FALMOUTH (Cornwall) – SOLD OUT, Miss Peapods;
29th JAN, BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club;
30th JAN, LONDON, Soho Revue Bar - SOLD OUT;
FEBRUARY 1st, MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge;
2nd FEB, GLASGOW, Beat Club;
MAY 8th LONDON, Scala
The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...
The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...
There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.