9th November 09
Having already secured support slots with the likes of Friendly Fires and N.E.R.D. ‘Critical’ has already become an underground hit with Radio One plays of the band’s performance at this year’s Reading/Leeds Festival, courtesy of Nick Grimshaw and Huw Stephens, which where they were the highlight of the BBC Introducing Stage.
With huge support for the single coming from 4Music, Clubland TV, NME TV, The Box, Kerrang Radio and Gaydar Radio (and not to mention being championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq, Nemone and John Kennedy), ‘Critical’ looks set to take the band in to the mainstream.
18th October 09
Saving Aimee‘s follow up to the Radio 1 playlisted We’re the Good Guys, enlists the enigmatic frontman of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins, on production duties. The resulting piece of high-energy pop-rock, with its rock-laced solos and 80s synthesisers reminiscent of Duran Duran, surely can’t fail to satisfy Saving Aimee‘s army of loyal fans. With the video being aired on Kerrang TV and The Box already, not to mention their forthcoming tour supporting Fightstar and Go Audio, Fresh Since ’88 looks set to cement Saving Aimee as national treasures!
Soft Toy Emergency: We just love these guys! They’re now signed to All Around The World Records and release a new version of Critical in late October. They made a huge impression at Reading and Leeds festivals playing on The BBC Introducing stage, blowing everyone away.
Following these performances, BBC Radio 1’s Grimmy and Huw Stephens both played a live track from Soft Toy Emergency’s set on their shows. No other artist from The BBC Introducing stage enjoyed this privilege! TV-wise, Critical has now also been added to the full playlist at Box TV, Chartshow Channel and NME Radar.
Honey Ryder’s new single is the title track from their debut album, Rising Up. It’s been given a new radio mix and some remixes that are making their presence felt in the dance charts.
Cosmo Jarvis: We think this guy is a genius! His debut album has just come in to the office. It’s called Humasyouhitch Sonofabitch and we know it’s going to be huge. He’s just supported Muse and has some London dates coming up.
The My Albatross single is going down exceptionally well at UK radio and we’re really pleased with how it’s been received. An Xfm Razor Cuts session will be broadcast on 13 September to coincide with the release of their new single.
Saving Aimee’s great new single, Fresh Since 88, is due out on 11 October and has a stunning video from the guys who worked on Guy Richies’ Rocknrolla. It’s been added to Kerrang TV, Chart show, Scuzz, Stars and The Box already. Saving Aimee’s album, We’re The Good Guys, is released on 26 October.
Alice Russell is a brand new signing to the Ask Me roster and we’re over the moon to be working with her. She’s playing KOKO in London on 1 October and releases her Pot Of Gold album remixes on 5 October. We guarantee you’ll be hearing lots more about Alice over the coming weeks!
Single released on 3 August 2009
Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) has hung up the spandex and joined forces with charismatic six-piece, SAVING AIMEE. The result is an energetic, highly charged and lively slice of pop-rock – ‘We’re The Good Guys’. Fresh from a sold-out UK tour, and heavily supported debut single, ‘Small Talk’ (The Box, 4Music, Zane Lowe and Kerrang! A-list rotation). It’s a riotous tune from a band that’s set to break teenage hearts everywhere!