Mr Little Jeans – F E V E R S EP out now!

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Mr Little Jeans shares the title track from her new EP F E V E R S. Produced by longtime collaborator Tim Anderson (Banks, Halsey), listen to (& share) the full EP here:

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Slaughter Beach – Heroic Dose

October 10, 2016sb

Slaughter Beach are out with their new EP Heroic Dose

“With ‘Heroic Dose’ we chose to mix and master it ourselves because we wanted to maintain absolute control over the outcome,” explain the band of the release. “We felt that we needed to be behind the mixing and production in order to achieve the sound we had in mind for the EP. We wanted it to be something new but with a few nods to our past. We feel that we are taking some risks with this one production-wise and are very excited with how people are going to react to it. Heroic Dose is a statement of the movement we strive for artistically. We wish for it to signal that we’re not interested in settling with being yet another rad indie lo-fi band. That we are more curious and ambitious than that.”

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September 30, 2016unnamed-3

Mr Little Jeans gears up to release a new EP F E V E R S (Out October 21 via Brilliance Records), featuring pop hymnal “Stitches.”   Produced by longtime collaborator Tim Anderson (Banks, Halsey), the F E V E R S EP features two brand new songs – the aforementioned “Stitches” and title track “Fevers” – as well as previously released Spotify and blog favorites “Fool 4 You” and “Waking Up.” 

This fall, Mr Little Jeans hits the road on a 5-week North American headline tour that begins November 1 in Washington, DC and wraps December 9 in Las Vegas, NV, with dates in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and more.  See full dates below.

11/1/16 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
11/3/16 New York, NY – Berlin
11/4/16 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
11/5/16 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11/6/16 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
11/7/16 Montreal, QC – Newspeak
11/8/16 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
11/10/16 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/11/16 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
11/12/16 Davenport, IA – The Village Theatre
11/13/16 Omaha – Slowdown
11/14/16 Kansas City, – Riot Room
11/17/16 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11/18/16 Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court
11/19/16 Boise, ID – The Olympic
11/20/16 Portland, OR – Wonderland Ballroom
11/21/16 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
11/22/16 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
11/30/16 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
12/1/16 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/3/16 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
12/4/16 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
12/8/16 Santa Barbara – Soho Music Club
12/9/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse

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Slaughter Beach – The Mo

September 30, 2016sb

New single “The Mo” out now, EP out next friday!

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Living release their new single Risen

September 13, 2016living

“The bubbling, spacey track certainly takes cues from both his natural and adopted homelands: the rhythm bubbles around the perimeter of a wide groove, and its structure and sophistication are the product of Scandinavian pop tradition. But the melding produces a few unexpected results, too, most notably in Almeida’s production work—the song’s texture, like rough paper, recalls Person Pitch–era Panda Bear, but where that album’s transatlanticism felt like it was clawing its way back from alienation, “Risen” has already undertaken the journey” – FLOOD Magazine

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Brilliance på Vill Vill Vest i Bergen denne uken!

September 12, 2016vvvb

Vi gleder oss til første utgaven av Vill Vill Vest, her er en oversikt over hva vi har på programmet!

Håper å se deg rundt!

Strange Hellos
Onsdag 21:00 Live akkustisk på P3Ruben på Victoria Café og Pub
Torsdag 23:45 på Hulen

“Strange Hellos celebrate the best of power pop in a mythical, dreamy way.» – NYLON

Sverres Ark
Torsdag 18:00 Ticketco fest på Østre
Fredag 22:00 på Victoria Café og Pub

Torsdag 17-19 på Østre i samarbeid med Ticketco og, gratis mat/drikke 
Fredag 17-19 hos Brilliance HQ i samarbeid med INgrooves, gratis drikke 

I tillegg har vi følgende artister på Diamond Club:

21:00 Obijan – Victoria Café og Pub
21:30 Misty Coast – Landmark
22:15 Marinius – Kvarteret
22:30 Sløtface – Hulen
00:00 Hester V75 – Klubb Kok
00:15 Ondt Blod – Garage

20:30 Hage – Garage

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Slaughter Beach – Shere Khan

September 2, 2016sb

A charming and uplifting number, it’s taken from the band’s upcoming ‘Heroic Dose’ EP, set to drop on 7th October.

The band explain:

“I have a friend who has a special kind of hold on the people he spends time with. He has the kind of unconventional perspective on things that you would have never thought of yourself, which in a strange way always makes sense.

“He’s very good at cheering you up but leaves you questioning everything about yourself which can be encouraging but at the same time difficult to deal with for some.

“When I made the early demo for ‘Shere Khan’ I didn’t intend to write about anyone in particular, but as the song progressed I realised that I was writing about this friend of mine and the effect he has on me for better and worse.”

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Line Dybedal – Fri som fuglen

September 2, 2016ld

Jenta fra Selje har fått flere av låtene sine listet på radio, hvor fire låter har blitt listet på blant annet P1 og P3. I dag er hun altså ute med en ny låt, som antagelig også får sett radioens lys. Det tror vi.

I februar flytta hun hjem til gården i Selje, hvor hun bor sammen med resten av familien, samtidig som hun lager sine egne låter.

– Ein kan skrive musikk uansett kvar ein er i verda. Eg håpar og trur at nærheita med fjella, dyra, og havet vil gje meg mykje inspirasjon. Huset vi skal bu i har vore fylt med musikk igjennom 200 år, og når mannen har bygd studio i lada som står rett ved sidan av, så eg har tru på at dette skal bli rett så festleg.

– Fri som fuglen handlar om å vere låst i ein lengsel, å bli dregen mellom det som var og som det som skal bli. Sjølv om fornufta veit kva som skal gjerast er det ofte lettare å dyrke lengselen – Del sorgene så dei vert mindre, del gledene så dei vert større.

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New signing: Mr Little Jeans

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Brilliance Records is pleased to announce the signing of Mr Little Jeans, aka Monica Birkenes for the Nordics.

Born and raised in Grimstad, Norway, Birkenes is the daughter of a shipbuilder and secretary. Birkenes spent her childhood immersed in music, including early influences from PJ Harvey and Massive Attack.  In 2011, the Norwegian electro-pop artist first captured attention with her striking, stripped-down rendition of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs.” In 2014, Mr Little Jeans released the critically beloved debut album Pocketknife, featuring rapturous tracks like “Good Mistake” and “Oh Sailor (Feat. The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale).”  Mr Little Jeans now resides in Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, Mr Little Jeans partnered with Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Apple Music radio show to share “Fool 4 U” a synth gem produced by Tim Anderson (Banks, Halsey) from the forthcoming EP (due for release later this year).  Norwegian producer-DJ collective Rytmeklubben, who made waves with their recent remix of Zayn’s track “Like I Would”, flips the track.

Check Out (& Share) “Fool 4 U (Rytmeklubben Remix)” Here:

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information regarding Mr Little Jeans.

Critical Praises:

“magic…how she managed to fly under the radar for the past few years is beyond us” – NYLON

“Monica Birkenes makes propulsive, epic pop music with gnarled synth lines and alluring textures”  – NPR Music

“Spare production split between synths and a mandolin flutter, compiling into a stepped, latticed crescendo and the breathy vocals all come together in a jam tailor-made for a summer evening” – Billboard

“Mr Little Jeans is an awesome girl band to know now” – New York Magazine

“Mr Little Jeans: absolutely not one to be missed” – MTV

“That’s right, Mr Little Jeans is not a dude.  She’s a lady.  And a very talented one!” – Perez Hilton

“Mr Little Jeans Gets Bigger!” – Billboard (“Bubbling Under” Feature)

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Say hello to our newest signing “Strange Hellos”

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New bandproject with members from AURORA, The Megaphonic Thrift and Great News!

Strange Hellos are releasing their second single “Summer” today followed by their debut concert at Øya festival!

Photo: Øystein Grutle Haara

Strange Hellos was started as a studio project fall 2015 by Odd Martin Skålnes (O. Martin, Aurora), Birgitta Alida Hole (Lumikide), Fredrik Vogsborg (The Megaphonic Thrift, Casiokids) and Even Kjellby (Great News). Big sound, catchy melodies, dreamy vocals and dirty guitars are the main focus when Strange Hellos gather to create music – a form of new-power-pop with delicious references including Teenage Fanclub and Cocteau Twins. After a few months of experimentation they released their first single, “Broken Teenage Heart” on Diamond Club. Strange Hellos makes his live debut during this years Øyafestival in Oslo.

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