Dead Prez UK Tour
Diplomats of Sound have teamed up with Lineup Booking to bring M1 and Sticman to the UK
NEW ARTISTS ON THE ROSTER
Jungle By Night, Manu Delago Handmade & Afriqoui
More incredible, international acts added to the Diplomats of Sound artist roster, this time in the form of three completely unique and boundary smashing bands. Afro/dance cross over group AFRIQOUI, Hollands experimental afrobeaters, JUNGLE BY NIGHT & pioneering Austrian hang player and his alternative/electronic group, MANU DELAGO HANDMADE.
NEW FROM STICKY FINGERS
Sticky Fingers, our friends and recent signing from down under released a new video for their track ‘Gold Snafu’ in preparation for their second album ‘Land of Pleasure’. Check the video out then check them out in the UK this May.
NEW ARTISTS ON THE ROSTER
PHAROAHE MONCH, HOT 8 BRASS BAND, PAPER TIGER & SMOKEY JOE & THE KID
What an announcement, 4 incredible new acts added to the Diplomats of Sound live roster. One legend of his game, internationally renowned Hip Hop Giant PHAROAHE MONCH, New Orleans Grammy Nominated HOT 8 BRASS BAND, Leeds champions of underground electronica & Wah Wah 45′s PAPER TIGER as well as pinoreering french electro swing duo SMOKEY JOE & THE KID…
THE MOUSE OUTFIT
WIN WORD PLAYS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Mouse Outfit along with a cast of the UK’s top rappers created one of the greatest hip hop records off all time(if we say so ourselves). This award was voted for by the public, which makes it all that bit more special and relevant, not on a list because every member of the press industry decided it should be there but because the public brought it and thought it was great! The album includes bangers such as ‘Shak Out’, ‘Got Me Thinking’ and ‘Who Gwan Test’…
BY THE RIVERS – NEW HYPE T-SHIRT
Leicester’s Indie Reggae Ragamuffins ‘By The Rivers’ have collaborated with the clothing label HYPE for this new shirt. Featuring art work from the boys début self titled album, incredible design by Joe Wilson. You can get them from the band directly, from the Hype website or in store at Topshop…
HEYMOONSHAKER – LIVE IN EDINBURGH
Great review from TVBOMB for Heymoonshakers Edinburgh show, as part of the UK tour.
“The performance is a testosterone fueled display of steep passion, and the most striking part is the genuine chemistry and gratitude between the two, both musically and personally. Overall they give a gripping performance, an absolute must-see.” www.tvbomb.co.uk/2013/12/heymoonshaker/
BIRTH OF JOY – BACK IN THE UK
Our favorite Dutch psych rockers Birth of Joy will be back in the UK next March to celebrate the release of their new album due for release the same month. Check them out at one of the below dates, for the biggest noise to happen in the world of Rock n Roll since Jimi Hendrix passed away!
22nd Mar The Canteen, Bristol
23rd Mar The Blind Tiger, Brighton
25th Mar Musician, Leicester
26th Mar The Bell, Bath
27th Mar The Moon, Cardiff
28th Mar Prince of Wales, Brixton, London
JOE & SEKOU AND EBO TAYLOR IN ZANZIBAR
Two acts off the Diplomats of Sound roster have been announced for the prestigious ‘Sauti Za Busara’ in Zanzibar this year. Starting up 10 years ago as a low key event, Busara has now turned into one of the most renowned and influential festivals in Africa.
NEW VIDEO FROM THE MOUSEOUTFIT
Latest video from Manchesters live hip hop/production team ‘The Mouse Outfit’. ‘Got Me Thinkin’ features ‘Sparkz’ a talented rapper way beyond his years. Smart lyrics and skillful delivery.
NOVEMBER SPOT LIGHT PLAYLIST
We have put together a short playlist from the best this month has to offer at Diplomats of Sound. This playlist contains top music from a wide spectrum of genre’s and styles from recent releases and currently booking tours. We hope you enjoy the selection.
NEW ADDITIONS: CLEAR SOUL FORCES & EBO TAYLOR
Exciting day in the Diplomats of Sound office when we can announce two critically acclaimed international artists to our artist roster. Now representing Detroit’s CLEAR SOUL FORCES, one of the USA’s most hyped young hip hop crews and EBO TAYLOR, legendary Ghanaian Afro-beat musician and champion of the world music scene.
HIDDEN ORCHESTRA – UK AUTUMN TOUR ANNOUNCED
Diplomats of Sound are very proud to announce the latest tour for Hidden Orchestra. The band are on top form since the release of their second album ‘Archipelago’. Check dates to see if they are visiting a town near you.
HEYMOONSHAKER – COLLY DROP
Recorded at 5 in the morning in a freezing cold warehouse in Nancy, France by Holden. The brand new video for ‘Colly Drop’ is a cinematic masterpiece. Watch the video bellow to see Dave Crowe & Andy Balcon getting covered in Oil…
BIRTH OF JOY – WORLD DOMINATION
Birth of Joy have announced a gargantuan tour. Trotting around the world has become the norm for these Dutch Rockers. This Autumn they hit, Vienna, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Cologne, Budapest, Bratislava and Paris to name a few and it wont be long before we bring them back to the UK. Check out the new video for a road trip video that harmoniously coincides with the release of this tour…
SEP 27 – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg – Dutch Impact
SEP 27 – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg – Rock Cafe
SEP 28 – Classic Rock Roadshow @ White Trash, Berlin
SEP 30 – Classic Rock Roadshow @ Keller Club, Stutgart
OCT 01 – Classic Rock Roadshow @ Luxor, Cologne
OCT 03 – A38, Budapest
OCT 04 – Waves Vienna, Vienna
OCT 05 – Waves Bratislava, Bratislava
OCT 11 – Culture Collide, Los Angeles – Dutch Impact
OCT 11 – Culture Collide, Los Angeles @ Taix
OCT 12 – Culture Collide, Los Angeles @ Taix
OCT 13 – Pianos, New York
OCT 15 – CMJ @ Fat Baby, New York
OCT 17 – CMJ @ Knitting Factory, New York
OCT 18 – MaMa Festival, Paris
OCT 26 – Primeurs de Massy, Massy
NOV 15 – Blues sur Seine, Paris
NOV 23 – Generiq @ Le Moloco, Audincourt
THE APPLES – LIVE IN LONDON
The current influx of great music being exported from Israel is quite astonishing, Ester Rada, 3421, Gypsy Hill and Boom Pam are just a few. See our very own champions of hard hitting, hip swinging funk THE APPLES at ‘TLV Live in LDN’ on the 19th of October, a night that celebrates the wealth of talent coming out of Israel at the minute. Buy tickets HERE
BY THE RIVERS – SUPPORTING MADNESS
Leicesters finest export, the musical phenomenon and reinventions of the ‘pop song’, By The Rivers supported Madness this weekend. Their show with at Northampton County Cricket Ground Club was their biggest to date. Wont be long before they are headlining cricket grounds up and down the country!
Exciting New Additions to the DOS Artist Roster
The Mouse Outfit, Sticky Fingers & Birth of Joy
We couldn’t be more excited to announce the latest signings to the Diplomats of Sound artist roster. From three different corners of the world and three very different genres of music, with one thing in common, quality. Birth of Joy, in your face, hard hitting, psychedelic rock from Holland. From Manchester The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr Syntax & Sparkz, one of the best live acts on the UK gigging circuit featuring a heavy weight of the underground Hip Hop scene. And finally, all the way from Australia, Sticky Fingers currently breathing fresh air into the reggae scene with their new brew of hazy slacker pop. Video’s bellow or check out their profiles for more information.
The Apples Return to the UK Once More
The Apples haven’t played in the UK since their spring tour last year. They return in full force this October. If you haven’t seen this 8 headed, hard hitting funk-naught then don’t miss it, their live show is a masterpiece.
Friday 18-Oct – The Thekla, Bristol
Saturday 19-Oct – YAD Arts, Camden, London
Sunday 20-Oct – The Maze, Nottingham
Tuesday 22-Oct – The Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 23-Oct – The Dutchess, York
Thursday 24-Oct – The Yardbird, Birmingham
Friday 25-Oct – Concorde 2, Brighton
Saturday 26-Oct – Picturedrome, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate – BBC World Service Interview
After Joe and Sekou’s landmark gig at this years Shambala festival with Chai Wallahs the pair met up with BBC World Service to discuss the origins of the project, their musical influences and the language barrier. Click to watch it…
Will & The People/Yes Sir Boss – Join UK Tour
Two of our best live acts hitting the road together
Proud as ever to have these two bands on the same bill representing the eclectic mayhem of the Diplomats of Sound roster. Come down to a show, say hello to the bands and have a right old dance!
By The Rivers – Glastonbury Triumph
Future Pyramid Stars
After an incredible show on the Introducing stage at Glastonbury, the BBC list By The Rivers as one of the acts you might expect to see on the Pyramid stage in the future. Making the top five along with Foals, The Strypes, Jessie Ware & Bastille. Check out the article and watch a video of their performance below: