From their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Brave’, this contagious singalong track is further proof that the hotly-tipped twosome know how to craft a catchy chorus. ‘Friday Night’ is sure to become an end-of-the-week anthem for all those ‘9 to 5’ers, and is perhaps the natural sequel to Dolly Parton’s classic, uniting all office workers. The music video, which was filmed in LA, features actor Mark Boone Junior from ‘Sons of Anarchy’, as well as a group of US championship skateboarders. The Shires – Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle (from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire) – are the first UK signing to the re-launched Decca Nashville label. Originally set up 80 years ago, Decca Nashville became home to a host of country superstars including Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, who was then known as the “Decca Doll”. From the 1950s, Decca Nashville was one of the leading labels in America for country music, and remained so for a couple of decades. Decca was also the label for Country Queen Dolly Parton between 1997 and ‘98. Managing Director, Rebecca Allen, comments “It’s incredible to see what’s happening here in the UK with country music and hearing young, homegrown musicians embracing this scene and making it their own. Reviving the US Decca Nashville label here in the UK, 80 years since it was first launched, was the next step in supporting this genre and helping to provide a platform for exciting UK country artists like The Shires to flourish.” The forthcoming debut album, ‘Brave’, was recorded in the capital of country music itself, but one listen and it is immediately apparent that The Shires have a message of their own, powered by Crissie’s powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Ben’s perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar. Combining the classic pop-rock drive of Fleetwood Mac with the uplifting singalong anthems of The Lumineers, The Shires have already impressed a host of industry insiders, as well as their […]


GREGORY PORTER AND LAURA MVULA PARTNER AFTER SUCCESSFUL SURPRISE ITUNES PERFORMANCE GREGORY PORTER ‘LIQUID SPIRIT’ DELUXE EDITION CD/DVD RELEASED 12TH JAN 2014 “King of soul-jazz” Times “Fast taking over from Jamie Cullum as the most popular man in jazz” The Sun “Man of the moment” Sunday Times Culture “A voice to bathe in and a remarkable songbook” Independent “The golden-voiced Gregory Porter” Evening Standard “Man of the Moment” Gregory Porter, whose recent meteoric ascent has taken him from Jazz clubs to prime time TV and a Grammy award, today announced a partnership with British Jazz superstar Laura Mvula on a new version of ‘Water Under Bridges’ which features on the release of an expanded deluxe edition of his classic album, ‘Liquid Spirit’ released 12 January 2015.   The track, which is a lament written by Gregory dealing with challenges of shifting past broken relationships, was exclusively premiered on BBC Radio 2 and showcases their incredible individual vocal talents as well as their impressive harmonic abilities. The superstar Singer-songwriter vocal partnership was inspired by Laura’s surprise appearance during Gregory’s exclusive 2014 iTunes Festival show, where they performed an early version of the track to a capacity crowd at the London Round House last summer.   Although it is no great surprise Laura and Gregory have collaborated, as Laura is a great fan of Gregory and his music: “It’s like the stars align when he does his thing”.*   The ‘Water Under Bridges’ single will feature alongside a plethora of additional content on Gregory Porter’s ‘Liquid Spirit’ Expanded Deluxe Edition which is released on 12 January 2015 and available to preorder now on iTunes. The single will also be available on ‘Liquid Spirit’ Deluxe Edition CD/DVD (available digitally), also released 12 January 2015 and available to pre-order now on Amazon.   The […]

Night Engine support Adam Ant

On Friday night D Digital were lucky enough to catch rock 4 piece Night Engine support slot at Adam Ant’s show at the Islington Assembly Hall. Adam was great of course, but Night Engine were incredible. The band have a stage presence that revived Adam. The sound and songs were brilliant and nothing like any other band out there. They are a must see for 2015. @nightengine supporting Adam Ant!!!!! A photo posted by @digitaldoughall on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:30pm PST


WILDHITZ.CO.UK – THE NEW MUSIC NETWORK           ONLINE MUSIC TV STATION BRINGS SUCCESSFUL MIX OF POPULAR INTERACTIVE HD MUSIC VIDEOS AND VLOGGING PROGRAMMING TO THE UK LONDON, Friday Nov. 7, 2014 – WildHitz today announce the UK launch of their online interactive music video platform: a 24 hour online music TV station, which will uniquely combine a programming mix of online lifestyle video updates from the UK’s top vloggers and online music videos from artists such as Calvin Harris, Jessie J, Sam Smith, Lily Allen and Taylor Swift. WildHitz successfully launched their free interactive online TV station in the Netherlands in 2013, which now boasts over one million regular viewers. The fast growing service uses a big data driven discovery algorithm to create a personalised music video program for the user. Users watch skippable free HD quality music videos, tailored to their personal music tastes as well as video clips from a host of WildHitz presenters and popular topical lifestyle vloggers, including: Marlou Volkerink from Follow Fashion. WildHitz’s pro active programming utilises user behaviour to create an optimum viewer experience and has led to encouraging engagement from their viewers, who enjoy the service for over two hours on average each session. With a sleek and simple interface WildHitz viewers control their own TV station by simply clicking a skip button when they want to watch another popular music video or engaging lifestyle vlog. WildHitz, who plan to launch in other countries next year, also announce the appointment of a new artist relations department, which will help build on their existing relationships with artists and labels. Hans Perukel, CEO of WildHitz stated: “We are looking into all opportunities to develop our relationships with labels and artists in the UK who will want to utilise our unique […]