The Madoc Vanguard – Neon Lies

The Madoc Vanguard’s latest track, ‘Neon Lies’, is now available at YouTube – check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/TheMadocVanguard too.

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Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, girl

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What is immediately striking about Jenny Hval’s third studio album Apocalypse, girl is the Norwegian’s fearlessness in exploiting speech and melody to convey her highly individual worldview. More:

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Not Quite Light

Photographer Simon Buckley has been capturing Manchester’s Northern Quarter in the half light of early morning for his new Not Quite Light project. Check out his blog and some intriguing images here.

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Oh Land – Earth Sick

Image: Oh Land Released this month, Earth Sick, Oh Land’s fourth album, marks a return to the roots that launched her music career; writing, recording and producing everything herself at home, with the help of her closest friends, family and talents. Lead single ‘Head Up High’ is a euphoric, enormously uplifting release, with Oh Land pouring emotion into every note. Check it out here.

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Music Export Growth Scheme (UK)

The Music Export Growth Scheme is designed to make grants available to UK-registered independent music companies to assist them with marketing campaigns when looking to introduce successful UK music projects overseas.

Grants ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 are available. The programme can contribute a maximum of 70% of the necessary costs.

Grants are intended to fund international marketing campaigns that aim to expand audience and revenues for British artists overseas.

Eligible project costs include:

– Marketing costs (including advertising and PR).
– Tour support or venue costs including international travel.
– Visa costs.
– International promotion costs including hire of session musicians/singers etc. for television performances.

Expenditure to be taken into account will be external costs to the label or management, not normal running costs.

For more information, click here.

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Dedwardians – Like an Animal

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Garage surf quartet Dedwardians have released their new video for ‘Like an Animal’. Check it out here.

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The Madoc Vanguard – Freaks

The Madoc Vanguard’s latest track, ‘Freaks’, is now available at YouTube! Check out this fresh slice of autumnal synth-pop here.

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