New Nancy Elizabeth single and show
Published 2 May 2013 by RM

Nancy Elizabeth has just announced details of her new single 'Simon Says Dance', which was premiered on The Guardian earlier this week. You can download the new single for free from her Bandcamp page.

You can also pre-order Nancy's new album, Dancing via her Bandcamp or our shop. It will be in stores on May 20.

In addition to her tour, which we announced a couple of weeks ago, Nancy has been confirmed to play Beacons Festival on August 16. Details on our live page.

Colleen: new album, tour and bundle
Published 14 May 2013 by RM

Colleen (aka Cécile Schott, now resident in San Sebastian, Spain) releases her long awaited fourth album The Weighing Of The Heart through Second Language Records this week. For the first time, Cécile adds her own voice to the expanding list of instruments she utilises. The album’s been a long time coming, but it’s been worth the wait, and we wish her every success with the it. You can listen to The Weighing Of The Heart in full here.

To celebrate we’ve added a bundle of all Colleen’s CD releases on Leaf for just £19.99 (plus postage & packing) to the Leaf shop. This special offer includes Everyone Alive Wants Answers (2003), The Golden Morning Breaks (2005), Les Ondes Silencieuses (2007), and the Colleen Et Les Boîtes À Musique mini-album (2006).

We’ve also added her vinyl album releases to Beat Delete, the site set up by Ninja Tune to get long out of print vinyl releases back into circulation.

Colleen will be playing a several intimate live shows over the summer including:

Thu 23 May - St George Church, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Fri 24 May - Salão Brazil, Coimbra, PORTUGAL
Sat 25 May - CCVF (Centro Cultural Vila Flor), Guimaraes, PORTUGAL
Fri 31 May - Unitarian Church, Dublin, IRELAND
Wed 5 June - Glasgow City Halls Recital Room, Glasgow, UK
Fri 7 June - Antenna Studios, Crystal Palace, London, UK
Sat 8 June - Café OTO, London, UK
Thu 13 June - Collège des Bernardins, Paris, FRANCE

Stream Nancy Elizabeth's Dancing in full
Published 15 May 2013 by BWL

Nancy Elizabeth's new album Dancing is released next week and you can stream the record now via Music OMH's review page. The album, which features artwork designed by Nancy herself, will be available on CD, vinyl and download, as well as an exclusive bundle with a fetching Dancing canvas bag. Pre-order the album now from our shop or Nancy's Bandcamp.

Also over at Nancy's Bandcamp you can get a free download of the single version of 'Simon Says Dance', a radically different version to the one which appears on the album. Watch this space for some tasty remixes!

Nancy tours the album in June and she's just been announced to play Latitude Festival along with Melt Yourself Down on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction stage. See our live page for more details.

Melt Yourself Down on Later… this week
Published 20 May 2013 by RM

Melt Yourself Down make their debut TV appearance on Later… with Jools Holland this week - don’t miss it! The show is broadcast live on Tuesday, with the extended version going out on Friday night, plus of course you can catch it on the iPlayer later. They also go into the studio to record a session for John Kennedy’s Xfm show this week (which will air in the next couple of weeks).

MYD will be on the road in June, and their next London show, at Electrowerkz in Islington, will be their biggest headline show yet. All their upcoming dates are detailed on our live page (including appearances at Latitude Festival and Festival No. 6).

You can pre-order Melt Yourself Down’s self-titled album (out June 17) on limited edition vinyl, CD and digital in our shop or via MYD's Bandcamp, where you can also find the band's first two 12” singles, T-shirts and bags.

In other news, Morgan Beringer's mindwarping video for ‘Fix My Life’ was picked up by Vimeo as a 'Staff Pick' over the weekend. You can watch it here or on YouTube.

Watch: Nancy Elizabeth video
Published 30 May 2013 by BWL

Nancy Elizabeth has just unveiled a video for her latest single, 'Simon Says Dance’. Filmed at Islington Mill in Salford, not far from Nancy's Manchester home, the enchanting clip was produced by BLOC+BLUR Creative Studio. Clash magazine ran a premiere yesterday and you can also watch the video below (or on Vimeo).

The video uses the radically different single version of 'Simon Says Dance’, which is the second track to be lifted from Nancy’s third album, Dancing. The single is released digitally on June 17, and contains the single and album versions of the track, along with several remixes: an exuberant disco version by Manchester’s Science Girl (formerly of Mighty Mouse, and long before that Chapter And The Verse), an unexpected take by hip hop producer Paul White and a restrained piano-and-cello version by our own Matthew Bourne.

Dancing is out now, and you can order it here. Nancy embarks on a UK tour towards the end of June (full details can be found on our live page).