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24 Oct

Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist ELLIE GOULDING hits the road this winter for a four week tour commencing January 16th in Miami. The Halcyon Days Tour visits major North American cities before wrapping February 12th in Los Angeles. Pre-sale is underway today Wednesday, October 24 and tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, October 26 on Ellie’s official website at http://elliegoulding.com/live-dates/.

“I’m so excited to start touring my new album Halcyon properly,” said Goulding. “I’m incredibly proud of this record and the reaction has been over-whelming. Touring and playing shows is my favorite part of what I do, and I really can’t wait to get on the road.”

The first single, “Anything Could Happen” along with the other tracks from Halcyon was written and co-produced by Goulding. The singer’s breakthrough #1 single, “Lights” cleared the path for Halcyon which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its release earlier this month.

Entertainment Weekly called Goulding “exactly the kind of art-pop outsider we like to import from the U.K.” and the The New York Times described Halcyon as “a deeply felt swirl of synthesizers, piano and slowly building crescendos.” “The hooks always go to town, and her voice mates gorgeously with electronics,” raved Rolling Stone.

Halcyon is the follow up to Goulding’s full-length debut album, Lights, which was the best-selling debut album of 2010 in the UK. The single, “Lights” has sold over 3.4 million copies in the US and topped the Top 40 radio chart for two consecutive weeks at #1.

Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon Days Tour:”

January 16 Miami, FL The Fillmore
January 17 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
January 18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
January 20 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
January 21 New York, NY Terminal 5
January 23 Boston, MA House of Blues
January 25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
January 26 Montreal, QC Metropolis
January 28 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
January 29 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
January 30 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
February 01 Denver, CO Ogden
February 02 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
February 04 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
February 05 Vancouver, BC Commodore
February 06 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
February 08 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
February 12 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium


21 Oct

Ellie Goulding stopped by Amoeba Records in Los Angeles last week for a performance after her Conan taping. The night before, Ellie rocked out for the crowd at the Troubadour. Check out photos from her Amoeba Records set below thanks to Marcello Ambriz and pick up Ellie’s album Halcyon now on iTunes.

18 Oct

Ellie Goulding performed “Anything Could Happen” on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up her album Halcyon on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

11 Oct

Ellie Goulding performed “Anything Could Happen” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the video below and pick up her album Halcyon on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

30 Jul

UK sensation Ellie Goulding has announced that she will release a brand-new album, entitled Halcyon, on October 9th on Cherrytree/ Interscope Records. All the tracks on the album were written and co-produced by Ellie Goulding and the majority were recorded in a converted barn in Ellie’s hometown in the Hay Valley, West England with producer Jim Elliot (Kylie / Ladyhawke).

“This album for me is a journey from dark into light from confusion to understanding,” Goulding says. “I didn’t set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one.” A lyric video for the first single from the album, “Anything Could Happen,” will premiere on VEVO on August 13th, followed by the release of the single via all digital retailers on August 21st.

Fans got a taste of the new album earlier this month when Goulding posted a free download of a new track “Hanging On” featuring Tinie Tempah. The volume of fans rushing to hear the track caused Soundcloud to crash. “Hanging On” was the number one most blogged and played track on Hypemachine that week and has racked up one million total plays/views on YouTube and Soundcloud. Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap-A0RKhi2s

“Anything Could Happen” is the first new original music from the British singer-songwriter since she burst onto the scene with the catchy folk-pop electro songs on her debut album Lights, which was the best-selling debut album of 2010 in the UK and has spawned several singles that have sold five million copies worldwide. She has also earned a legion of fans in the U.S. thanks to radio airplay and relentless touring that has seen her play to over 30,000 fans Stateside as well as festival appearances and a sold-out Katy Perry tour . Certified double-platinum in the U.S, the single “Lights” has sold more than 2.5 million copies, and is currently Top 5 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 40 charts.


16 Aug

Outside Lands Festival returned for its 4th year to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. The environmentally friendly festival featured headliners Phish, Muse, and Arcade Fire. Our writer Ace Ubas and photographer Marcello Ambriz were there to cover the festival for us. Check out our first day review and photos:

Sutro Stage: Release the Sunbird

Oakland’s own Release the Sunbird started off Day 1 of Outside Lands at the Sutro Stage promptly at Noon. For those unfamiliar with Release the Sunbird, it’s a new project by Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave fame. With their lineup rounded out by vocalist Kate Long, bassist Kenny Childers, guitarist Mike Bridavsky, and drummer Pete Schriner, the quintet brought their soothing folk sound that was appropriate to the overcast weather. With people still making their way into Golden Gate Park, only a handful of people got to enjoy their 40 minute set. Their set consisted of songs from their recently released debut Come Back to Us. With songs like single “Always Like the Son,” “No Light,” and “It’s All Around You,” the difference in sound between Rogue’s bands are very distinguishable. Release the Sunbird brings a modern folk sound reminiscent of Band of Horses. Overall, it was a pretty relaxing set that got the crowd to relax before things got louder.

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Sutro Stage: The Joy Formidable

The North Wales trio The Joy Formidable took the stage next. With their debut album entitled “The Big Roar,” they lived up to the name by bringing their shoegaze indie pop sound across the pond and into the bay area. Looking at vocalist/guitarist Ritzy Bryan, you wouldn’t think that she could possess such animalistic energy, showing off her vocal range and intricacy on her guitar on songs “Austere” and “A Heavy Abacus.” On their last song “Whirring,” they abused their respective instruments with Bryan tossing her guitar into her amp multiple times, while bassist Rhydian Dafyidd drove his bass into the ground while twisting and slapping his effects pedals, and drummer Matt Thomas pounded away at his set before slamming his drum sticks onto his cymbals.

More The Joy Formidable Outside Lands Festival Photos

Sutro Stage: Phantogram

Before they made their way to the Pacific Festival in Orange County, Phantogram made a stop at the Sutro Stage to get the crowd dancing. Opening with “As Far As I Can See,” the stunning Sarah Barthel grabbed the mic while showing off her own dance moves to the ridiculously loud bass beats. Guitarist/vocalist Josh Carter took vocal duties on “Pulling My Teeth Out,” “Running from the Cops,” and “You Are the Ocean,” proving that he is more than capable grasping the audience’s attention. They also played a couple of new songs up their upcoming EP (due for release later in the year) that showed them experimenting into different styles. “Don’t Move” was more pop-structured, while “Sixteen Years” featured a venture into the shoe gaze genre when Carter created a pleasing wall of sound that would make fans of My Bloody Valentine smile just a bit. The last two songs of their set was very mesmerizing with Barthel’s hypnotizing synths on “Futuristic Casket” and her looped, echoing vocal melody on “When I’m Small.”

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Twin Peaks Stage: Toro y Moi

I ventured over to the Twin Peaks Stage to catch South Carolina-native Chaz Bundick and his project Toro y Moi. They opened up with the funk throwback New Beat off their latest album “Underneath the Pine.” The guitar was full of twang, but the bass wasn’t loud enough from where I was standing. On the album, Bundick’s vocals are nearly drowned out, but during his set they were loud and clear. During “Go With You”, his voice was nearly Beach Boys-esque, while on “How I Know,” Bundick’s soft vocal melodies was infectious. Fan-favorite “Still Sound” was his ode to 80s synth-pop backed by his live bassist and drummer to create one heck of a soulful rhythm.

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Lands End Stage: MGMT

All the girls clamoring to get to the front of the main stage meant it was time for MGMT. With them and Phish both playing this night, you can only hope to see many acid trips to create on hell of a good time. And with an arena rock-esque voice intro, Benjamin Goldwasser, Andrew VanWyngarden, and the rest of their live line-up (Matthew Asti, James Richardson, and Will Berman) entered the stage and jumped right into “Flash Delirium” from their latest effort Congratulations.

By the end of the song, the entire Polo Field was nearly full end-to-end. This got me thinking that the night was about to get crazy. But was I ever wrong. Regardless of how many people were there to see MGMT, the energy level of that set wasn’t what I expected. MGMT didn’t do much interaction with the crowd and played through each song continuously. The crowd wasn’t much help either as the only time they seemed to care about the set was when MGMT played their hits that put them on the map from their first album such as “Time to Pretend” and “Electric Feel.” Other than those songs, the crowd was pretty lackluster for most of their hour-long set which was terribly disappointing to see. Maybe try a smaller stage next time?

More MGMT Outside Lands Festival Photos

Sutro Stage: Ellie Goulding

I made my way back over to the Sutro Stage to catch the end of the set of the very lovely, beautiful, and talented Ellie Goulding. Having just played a sold-out show at the Wiltern, the blonde British import brought her energetic pop sound to the “starry-eyed” San Francisco. Mainly everyone in the front of the stage had star-shaped sunglasses on and a row of fans had a sign that spelled out “Goulding Gate Park,” so fans were definitely dying to see her.

I walked in the middle of “Your Biggest Mistake” with everyone dancing and singing since the start of her set. She then played “Salt Skin” that saw her pick up an acoustic guitar, which she played intricately and delicately, before it jumped into a dance interlude. The lead single and synth-driven Lights got everyone to bounce around like the beach balls in the air. She ended her set with the synth-driven “Animal” and the fan-favorite “Starry Eyed” as fans witnessed one of the best modern pop acts around.

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Lands End Stage: Phish

Phish was definitely a band that I wasn’t familiar with. But I knew that they were a psychedelic/jam band from the early 80s. It really took my by surprise at the thousands of people that filled Polo Field who looked like they weren’t old enough to drink. But once Phish took the stage and started playing, I knew that everyone watching them was a legitimate Phish-head. They were full of energy and even sang along word-for-word. I didn’t think that this kind of turn out would happen so I was definitely in awe. It fully captured the spirit of what a music festival should be like. Did I mention that these fans stayed with them for their 3 HOUR LONG SET.

In regards to the band, they were all masters of their respective instruments. Vocalist/guitarist Trey Anastasio was sharp playing his blistering guitar riffs, drummer Jon Fishman was a monster behind his kit, pounding out some impressive beats, and keyboardist Page McConnell spewed out impressive piano solos that got everyone to cheer when he was showed on screen. For that particular first set, it was hard to tell which songs everyone cheered for the most, but it would definitely have to be a tie between “Tweezer” and “Possum.” It was an hour of blues and groove by a band that proved that they haven’t lost a step since their formation nearly two decades ago.

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Twin Peaks Stage: The Shins

There was no doubt that the top headliner of the night was the returning Shins. What I really mean by returning is James Mercer with a brand-new line-up. After being on hiatus for nearly 3 years, you can safely assume that most of the people at the festival were there to see them. Mercer’s new band included Richard Swift (keyboards), Modest Mouse member Joe Plummer (drums), Yuuki Matthews of Crystal Skulls (bass), and Jessica Hobson (guitarist). With Mercer having been involved in Broken Bells with Danger Mouse, he and the rest of the band looked to prove to the thousands of anxious eyes that The Shins haven’t gone anywhere and they’re even better than the past.

Immediately they jumped right into their classic “Caring is Creepy” that got massive cheers from the crowd and sang their hearts out with the band. They followed it up with another favorite in Australia. With them playing two of their most popular songs, tons of momentum and adrenaline was flowing through the veins of the band and the fans. Another favorite was played in “New Slang,” where the vocal melodies provided by the other members harmonized so well that it sent a cold chill up my spine; it’s as if that line-up has been playing together since 1997.

And after playing more hits like “Kissing the Lipless,” “So Says I,” “Sea Legs,” and “Saint Simon,” The Shins showed the thousands in attendance that they’re back, and much better than before. When they played “New Slang,” I immediately felt that sense of nostalgia and sent me back to my middle school days. It was beautifully played as fans roared the loudest during their set. It reminded everyone of why they fell in love with that band in the first place.

After playing for nearly an hour and a half, the most impressive part was watching their chemistry with one another, as if they had been playing together for so long. With Mercer being the only member of the group, it shows that he really is the driving force behind The Shins and as long as he still remains, fans should be excited for the future of the band with a new album coming up in 2012 and hopefully many more shows to sing their hearts out.

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14 Aug

British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding brought her Lights tour to an end this Friday at the Sutro stage at Outside Lands Festival. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was there to get some beautiful shots of the singer. See them below:

28 Jul

By Laura McWhorter

Ellie Goulding is better than me at most things. No, no. Don’t try to make me feel better. It’s okay. I’ve accepted it. And while it may be hard to believe…if you had been at House of Blues last night, you’d agree. On the second (and much larger) leg of her us tour, Ellie Goulding came out to prove that she deserved her bigger digs. She succeeded.

I wore sneakers all day at work in anticipation of this show. I was expecting a dance party and with this line up…I knew I was in good hands. It’s very seldom that I pay super close attention to the opening acts but…then again…the opening act has never been Bag Raiders. I was thrilled to see Ellie was bringing them along with her and they definitely did not disappoint. Playing to an already packed House of Blues, the Australian duo and their electro dance beats had bodies moving immediately with ‘Gone Away’ and ‘Sunlight’. Think of the best party you’ve ever been to. It wasn’t this good. I promise. Forget that awkward moment that usually occurs during the opening act where people just dutifully sway – this was a high-test hootenanny (yeah. I said it.) from start to finish. Even when they tried to ‘slow it down’ with ‘So Demanding’, we were all still shakin’ it. It was impossible not to. The drum fills in ‘Not Over’, ‘Way Back Home’ and ‘Shooting Stars’ pulsed through the crowd and rattled my rib cage. At certain points I found myself bouncing around just because it was physically easier than standing still. We were the puppets and they were pulling the strings. If you’re lucky enough to get a visit from these guys before they go back Down Under…go see them. It was the kind of show that you wait for – no snotty fans, no tension and certainly no boredom. We were all content to just keep on wiggling to the music for the rest of the night.

Which is good…because that’s exactly what we did. Ellie was up next. My friends and I got the chance to see her at the much smaller Paradise Rock Club back in April. This was like Ground Hogs Day only better: 1) I’m not Bill Murray and 2) I had no desire to jump off a building. Wasting no time, the British songstress dove right in with ‘Under the Sheets’, ‘This Love’ and ‘Every Time You Go’. ‘Sheets’ is my favorite song so I was a little bummed it wasn’t saved for later in the set but this feeling didn’t last long. She consoled me with ‘Human’ and all was well. While we were definitely all there for a party, Ellie knows best and gave us a little break with a slow-jam interlude of ‘The End’, ‘Your Song’, ‘Wish I’d Stayed’ and ‘The Writer’ all back-to-back. I have to say, I wish she’d either played less slow bits or spaced them out. By the end of the fourth song, the energy racing through the crowd was palpable and I thought we might explode. Maybe that was the intent because when the rest of the band came back on for ‘Salt Skin’ and ‘Lights’…the walls shook. I feel perfectly comfortable in my sexuality saying that I could watch Ellie Goulding shake it on stage all night. Her energy is infectious and it’s hard to not have the time of your life. She closed out the set with ‘Animal’ and ‘Little Dreams’ and we didn’t shut up until she came back on for a bombastic encore of ‘Your Biggest Mistake’ and crowd fave ‘Starry Eyed’.

It’s now been over a month since I returned from the happy cloud that is Bonnaroo and, let me tell you, the transition has not been easy – until last night. The feel good vibe coursing through the crowd hearkened back to those four care-free days in a field in Tennessee – except we smelled better. It was almost cathartic. Two thousand people came to dance and leave the work and the stress and the problems at the door. As far as therapy sessions go…this was way better than an hour on a couch and MUCH cheaper. And since I still have two more days of work this week, mewonders if Ellie or Bag Raiders can pencil me in for an hour next Wednesday?

22 Jul

Ellie Goulding has released the first video from her recent EP Lights (The Remixes) Pt. 1. This video features the Bassnectar remix, and can currently be viewed on Ellie’s Vevo Page.

Lights (The Remixes) Pt. 1 features remixes from Shook, Bassnectar, MK Charlee & Max Gordon. This release follows Ellie’s SOLD OUT US headline tour, which included stops at SXSW and Coachella, and Ellie will be back in the states this summer.

Ellie made headlines this spring when she was personally asked by William and Kate to play the royal wedding. She then continued to capture mainstream attention with appearances on Saturday Night Live and Live With Regis and Kelly. Make sure to check out Ellie when she’s back in the states this summer headlining “The Lights Tour” (dates below).


July 23 / Atlanta, GA / Center Stage
July 25 / Washington DC / 9:30 Club
July 26 / Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory
July 27 / Boston, MA / House of Blues
July 29 / New York, NY / Terminal 5
July 1 / Montreal, QC / Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
August 1 / Toronto, ON / Kool Haus
August 2 / Royal Oak/Detroit, MI / Royal Oak Music Theatre
August 4 / Minneapolis, MN / Fine Line Music Cafe
August 5 / Kansas City, KS / Kanrocksas Festival – Kansas Speedway
August 6 / Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza – Grant Park
August 8 / Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre
August 11 / Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
August 12 / San Francisco, CA / Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

**A lucky winner and their guest will be flown to the Los Angeles show to see Ellie live.

For further details please check out www.elliegoulding.com.

More On Ellie Goulding:
Official Site
Cherrytree Records

22 Jun

Technicolor pop duo Bag Raiders (Jack Glass and Chris Stracey) are returning to US soil for the second time this year, supporting UK songstress Ellie Goulding on her upcoming tour. After playing to sold-out crowds on their recent club tour, which also took in a performance at dance mecca Ultra Music Festival, and hosting an epic hometown show in the Sydney Opera House, Bag Raiders will be bringing their summer-tinged pop anthems to a live stage near you throughout July and August.

The third single off their debut self-titled album ‘Not Over’ now has a rollercoaster ride of a video, directed by Rhett Wade-Ferrell of Australian design collective Moop Jaw. It premiered at AOL Spinner and can also be viewed here.

The ‘Not Over’ remix package with cuts from Classixx, Eli Escobar and Softwar will be available soon.

Bag Raiders is out now on Modular Records, on iTunes and all other fine digital retailers.

Saturday July 23rd || Center Stage || Atlanta, GA *
Monday July 25th || 9:30 Club || Washington, DC *
Tuesday July 26th || Electric Factory || Philadelphia, PA *
Wednesday July 27th || House Of Blues || Boston, MA *
Friday July 29th || Terminal 5 || New York, NY *
Monday August 1st || Kool Haus || Toronto, ON *
Tuesday August 2nd || Royal Oak Music Theatre || Royal Oak, MI *
Monday August 8th || Ogden Theatre || Denver, CO *
Thursday August 11th || The Wiltern || Los Angeles, CA *
Saturday August 13th || Anaheim Convention Center || Anaheim, CA

* with Ellie Goulding

“Gigantic, dulce de leche pop that expertly marries tuxedo dance with brazen, hooky vocals” – RCRDLBL

“Pure contagious new disco pop songs” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Kinda reminds me of one of the Pnau songs that eventually gets too weird, except this one stays fun+listenable the whole time.” – Hipster Runoff





Bag Raiders – Not Over (2011) from Modular People on Vimeo.