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Remix: Izzy Bizu – “White Tiger” (Cat Carpenters Remix)

Izzy Bizu is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter from South West London, born to an Ethiopian Mother and English Father. She grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Swan, Betty Wright, and James Brown and draws on these influences alongside newer influences such as Amy Winehouse and Adele, to create a fusion of soul, funk, jazz, and pop that sounds classic and brand spanking new all at once.

Being 2016 Brits Critics Choice finalist, The BBC’s Introducing Artist of the Year 2016 and chosen as the voice of the 2016 Euros with her cover of Edith Piaf’s La Foule, she is quickly proving herself as one of the most exciting breakthrough British artists of the year. Garnering early support from 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 on her independent six-tracker, Coolbeanz EP, before signing to Sony/RED MUSIC there’s been plenty a new fans in the front row thanks to instant classics like “White Tiger”, now with over 75 million global Spotify streams, the heart-wrenching “Mad Behaviour”, and viral Honne collaboration “Someone That Loves You”.

Drawing on her time moving countries, schools and the relationships that have entailed, Izzy is a cultural explorer, memories, experience and feelings evoking the songs we’re soon to hear and the thought-provoking conversation she already provides. Wearing her thoughts on her sleeve, you’ll be pushed to find many a debut this honest.

Her debut album, A Moment of Madness is out now (which you can stream via Spotify HERE); and the South London born singer/songwriter is debuting the Cat Carpenters remix of her hit “White Tiger,” which you can check out below along with tour dates alongside Coldplay!

with Coldplay
8/12 Minneapolis MN – US Bank Stadium
8/14 Omaha NE – Centurylink Center
8/15 Kansas City MO – Spirit Center
8/17 Chicago IL – Soldier Field
8/19 Cleveland OH – Quicken Loans Arena
8/21 Toronto ON – Rogers Centre
8/22 Toronto ON – Rogers Centre
8/25 Houston TX – NRG Stadium
8/28 Miami FL – Hard Rock Stadium



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New Video: Walk Off The Earth – “Red Hands”

Walk Off The Earth have released a new video for their original song “Red Hands.” The group are already known for their innovative, unique homemade videos, and this one is no different. NPR’s Bob Boilen calls the video “high-concept but homemade, a little like the work of director Michel Gondry or the videos made by OK Go.  It’s a bit of a visual puzzle.”

The video, directed by Ellis Bahl, was shot in a single take in a warehouse in LA, and required the band to perform the song out of order and at different speeds to achieve the effect of jumping through time. Bahl explains, “We shot it on a steady-cam and walked backwards down the whole hallway with the band walking forwards performing the out of order song towards the camera. We only had enough supplies/daylight for ten takes and finally got it on the last one. It was really scary, but the payoff was immense.”

“Red Hands” is one of four tracks on WOTE’s just-released R.E.V.O. EP. “When we originally wrote the song, we were thinking about taking responsibility for your actions and standing up on your own when things go wrong… rather than blaming other people around you. Sometimes you just have to accept the circumstances that are thrown your way without pointing the finger,” says Gianni Luminati. Rolling Stone says of the song “‘Red Hands’ explodes with xylophone, walls of drums and anthemic chants,” and the NY Daily News has also praised the EP’s “rustic folk-pop originals with pluck.”

Walk Off The Earth have been bringing their energetic live show around the world all year, including a well received set at this summer’s Lollapalooza and sold out headlining shows in cities from NYC and LA to Toronto, Tokyo, Singapore, London, and Paris. They’re wrapping up the East Coast leg of their US headlining tour, and will pick up with a West Coast leg later this month. In addition to traditional ticket sales, fans can also purchase a special bundle including the R.E.V.O. EP and a ticket to the show of their choice here: http://smarturl.it/wotetix. A full list of tour dates is below.

Walk Off The Earth features multi-instrumentalists Gianni Luminati, Marshall, and Sarah Blackwood on vocals, Taylor on keyboards, and Joel Cassady on drums. WOTE have an incredibly loyal fanbase, with over 780k subscribers to their YouTube channel and over 592k fans on Facebook. The band gained notoriety for their creative multi-million-viewed YouTube videos ranging from a cover of the Weeds theme “Little Boxes” to Adele’s “Someone Like You” to their wildly popular cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” with all five band members playing one guitar, which has been viewed over 138 million times and landed the group a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Walk Off The Earth headlining tour

  • 11-06     Nashville, TN                      Cannery Ballroom
  • 11-07     Birmingham, AL                 Workplay Theater
  • 11-08     Atlanta, GA                          Center Stage
  • 11-09     Orlando, FL                         The Social
  • 11-10     Ft. Lauderdale, FL              Culture Room
  • 11-26     Seattle, WA                          Showbox
  • 11-28     Portland, OR                       Wonder Ballroom
  • 11-29     San Francisco, CA              Regency Ballroom
  • 11-30     Los Angeles, CA                 Troubadour
  • 12-01     Santa Ana, CA                    Yost Theater

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Video: SoSo – “My Women, My Guitars”

Swedish native Soso will release her debut album That Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China, May 1, 2012. Today Soso releases the companion video to her power pop version of cult legend Cody ChesnuTT’s song “My Women My Guitars” which PerezHilton recently noted has “hints of Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse”.

This is soooooooooooo good!!!” – PerezHilton

Soso shifts from an Adele-brand of defeatism to Beyoncé’s confidence in just a few chords.” – Interview Magazine

“Soso is Swedish superpower composed of Monica Belluci’s face, Robyn’s voice and Adele’s heartbreak.” – RCRD LBL

That Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China features single “Who’s Gonna Love Me,” a slow-building pop gem that battles intimate issues like insecurity and abandonment, with a “fuck-you” attitude. “Happy People” is a soulful and bittersweet song evoking an earlier time, when life was simple and free from complication. “Joaquin Phoenix” is a one-take-love-song to the decadent actor that Soso recorded impulsively after watching his mockumentary “I’m Still Here” in 2010. The record is also cut with a number of lush preludes and semi-instrumentals, including “Sab Lackath,” on which Soso recorded herself crying and edited it into rhythmic beats. It is clear that within the parameters of her technique, Soso truly invites us to her inner most private places.

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