June Music News

IYES release demo
Modernistic pop duo IYES released their new demo Toys last month. The Brighton duo surprised everyone with the release of their track in which Josh Christopher takes a more prominent role than normal, with Melis’ sweet vocal adding to the late-night ambience of the demo.

Love Supreme adds to line-up
The Love Supreme Jazz Festival has added a number of high-profile acts to their line-up including hip-hop pioneers De La Soul. The New York trio will perform songs from their illustrious 25-year career, while other names to be added include Irish rockabilly star, Imelda May, and acid jazz legends Incognito, who will be playing a set to mark their 35th anniversary. The event will also see a number of other big names embark on Glynde Place, including Jamie Cullum and Alice Russell.

Passenger set to release album
Mike Rosenberg, who has been busking around bars and street corners for over a decade, is set to release his new album Whispers on June 9th. The Brighton singer-songwriter became an overnight success following the release of Let Her Go, which reached number one in 17 countries.

The Kooks set album release date
Brighton band The Kooks have announced they will release their new album Listen on September 1st. The LP is produced by frontman Luke Pritchard and hip-hop producer Inflo and features their recent releases Down and Around Town.

The album will be the first from the four-piece since their 2011 Junk of the Heart and Pritchard said: “To me this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. We were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural.”