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Wallis Bird nominated for Choice Award

Wallis Bird nominated for Choice Award

Wallis Bird is nominated for Ireland's Choice Music Prize for her album 'Home', alongside Lisa Hannigan and James Vincent McMorrow among others.

Anais Mitchell's

Anais Mitchell's "Hadestown" to open Off-Broadway

Anais Mitchell's newly expanded theatrical version of her acclaimed album 'Hadestown' opens at New York Theatre Workshop in May 2016, and due to high demand the run has been extended until July. The show is written by Anais and directed by Obie award winner Rachel Chavkin. 

Wallis Bird 12 Hour Concert

Wallis Bird 12 Hour Concert

Wallis Bird played a 12 hour non-stop concert on the 9th Jan 2016 in Berlin in aid of refugee projects in the city. Thanks to everyone who queued for hours outside. It was a truly special night. 

Anais wins at BBC Folk Awards, performs at Royal Albert Hall

Anais wins at BBC Folk Awards, performs at Royal Albert Hall

Anais Mitchell won Best Traditional Song together with collaborator Jefferson Hamer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Anais and Jefferson also performed the winning track 'Willie of Winsbury' from their Child Ballads album. Huge congratulations!

Kimya Dawson forms The Uncluded with Aesop Rock

Kimya Dawson forms The Uncluded with Aesop Rock

Kimya Dawson has a new band with Aesop Rock called The Uncluded, and their debut album 'Hokey Fright' will be released on May 7th 2013 by Rhymesayers. Travis Millard made the fabulous artwork.

Wallis Bird - Choice Music Prize

Wallis Bird - Choice Music Prize

Wallis has been nominated for Ireland's prestigious Choice Music Prize for her third album, 'Wallis Bird'. Released in spring 2012, Wallis toured the album across Europe and into the USA. The Choice Music Prize is similar to the UK's Mercury Prize, but eligible only to Irish musicians.

Anais Mitchell nominated for BBC Folk Award

Anais Mitchell nominated for BBC Folk Award

Anais Mitchell has been nominated for a BBC Folk Award in the category of Best Original Song for 'Tailor', from her recent album 'Young Man in America'. The album has also made it onto many important Best of 2012 lists, including the Independent on Sunday, MOJO magazine, Uncut magazine, NPR and the Wall Street Journal

Critical praise for Anais Mitchell's

Critical praise for Anais Mitchell's "Young Man in America"

Anais Mitchell's latest album, "Young Man in America", released on Wilderland Records in the US and Europe in early 2012 has received incredible praise from critics everywhere. In the UK, Q Magazine, Uncut Magazine, The Guardian, Telegraph, Financial Times and Observer all awarded it four stars, with The Sunday Times giving it CD of the Week and calling it "music of rare boldness and reach...sensational". Pitchfork called the album "Terrific...an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens".

Grammy Nomination for Anais Mitchell

Grammy Nomination for Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell's "Hadestown" has received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package, together with her collaborators, art director Brian Grunert and illustrator Peter Nevins. Congratulations to all.

Wallis Bird in studio and on tour

Wallis Bird in studio and on tour

Wallis Bird is embarking on a solo acoustic tour of Ireland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Austria. She's currently working on her third album, the follow up to 2009's "New Boots", which is expected to have a release in early 2012.

Anais Mitchell's

Anais Mitchell's "Hadestown" in Best of 2010 Lists

"Hadestown", the critically acclaimed album by Anais Mitchell, has appeared in many of the Best of 2010 lists - including the number 1 spot in the Observer, Top 10 in The Sunday Times and Top 20 in The Guardian.

Christina Aguilera album tops the chart

Christina Aguilera album tops the chart

Christina Aguilera's new album 'Bionic', which features a collaboration with Le Tigre, has debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts. The track 'My Girls' co-written by Le Tigre appears on the album. 'Bionic' has also entered the Billboard charts at number 3, and is in the Top 10 album charts across Europe.

Mass Critical Acclaim for Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown'

Mass Critical Acclaim for Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown'

The release of Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown' in the UK has met with critical acclaim from all corners, with 5 star reviews in The Sunday Times, Guardian and Observer. Tastemaker website Drowned in Sound awarded the album a rare 10/10, asserting that it is "nothing short of awe-inspiring", while NME gave it 9/10, calling it "nothing short of incredible". The Sunday Times hailed the album as "sensationally good and endlessly absorbing" while The Guardian said "Mitchell has created something joyful and witty that yields more with every listen".

Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown' released

Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown' released

The beautiful new record "Hadestown" by Anais Mitchell is finally released (US: March / Europe: April). Featuring performances by Ani DiFranco, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller (The Low Anthem), the record is a unique and incredible piece of work. Congratulations Anais!

Sally Seltmann's new album ready

Sally Seltmann's new album ready

Sally Seltmann, the writer behind New Buffalo and the worldwide hit song '1234' (Feist) has completed her new album, "Heart That's Pounding". It will be released in North America in spring 2010 with the rest of the world to follow.

Le Tigre writing with Christina Aguilera

Le Tigre writing with Christina Aguilera

Le Tigre have been in the studio with Christina Aguilera writing songs for her forthcoming record. The album is due out in spring 2010.

Wallis Bird Picks Up Best Female at the 2010 Meteor Awards

Wallis Bird Picks Up Best Female at the 2010 Meteor Awards

Wallis Bird has won a Meteor Award for the second year running - this time as Best Female Artist. The ceremony was held in Dublin's RDS where other winners on the night included Florence and the Machine, Leonard Cohen and Lady Gaga.

Wallis Bird Wins At The Meteor Awards

Wallis Bird Wins At The Meteor Awards

Wallis Bird delighted TV viewers by cartwheeling up onto the stage to collect her award for Hope for 2009 at the Irish Meteor Awards. Other winners included Leonard Cohen, Elbow, James Morrison and Duffy. Congratulations Wallis!

Candid Signs Tara Jane O'Neil

Candid Signs Tara Jane O'Neil

Candid attended this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas, and we were delighted to conclude a deal with Portland based writer Tara Jane O'Neil while we were there. A multi-instrumentalist, engineer, solo artist and founder of the wonderfully titled Ecstatic Tambourine Orchestra, O'Neil's 5th full length solo album "A Ways Away" is to be released on K Records in May 2009.

Anais Mitchell Signs To Candid

Anais Mitchell Signs To Candid

We're delighted to announce that rising folk star Anais Mitchell has signed to Candid. Having toured as a guest of Bon Iver and Ani diFranco over the last year, Anais has been building a solid reputation across the USA and Europe, drawing comparisons to Bob Dylan, Shawn Colvin, Leonard Cohen and Gillian Welch.

Norwegian Grammy Winner Signs To Candid

Norwegian Grammy Winner Signs To Candid

We're excited that Norwegian artist and Grammy (Spellemannprisen) award winner Sissy Wish has signed to Candid. With three albums and a further Grammy nomination under her belt, Sissy Wish delivers the kind of unapologetically catchy and sophisticated tunes that lead your feet directly to the dancefloor.

Wallis Bird Nominated For Irish Grammy

Wallis Bird Nominated For Irish Grammy

Wallis Bird has been nominated in the Hope for 2009 category at the Meteors, the Irish equivalent of the Grammys. The Awards take place on March 17th at the Dublin 02 arena.

Juno Soundtrack Wins A Grammy

Juno Soundtrack Wins A Grammy

The soundtrack album to the hit film 'Juno', which was heavily contributed to by Kimya Dawson, has picked up a Grammy for Best Soundtrack at the 2009 awards ceremony. Congratulations Kimya!

Candid Inks New Deal At Midem

Candid Inks New Deal At Midem

Liz and Phillippa attended MIDEM in January where they inked new sub-publishing deals with D-Version in Greece, Basement Music in South America and Paynters in South Africa (pictured). We're looking forward to a long and great relationship with our new partners in these territories.

Wim Wenders Commission And Guardian Pick For Get Well Soon

Wim Wenders Commission And Guardian Pick For Get Well Soon

The legendary film director Wim Wenders ("Paris,Texas", "Buena Vista Social Club") personally invited Get Well Soon to contribute two tracks to his new film 'The Palermo Shooting" which is released towards the end of 2008. Get Well Soon's songs will be in the company of The Velvet Underground, Grinderman, Portishead and Will Oldham. Meanwhile, The Guardian chose new single "If This Hat Is Missing, I Have Gone Hunting" as their Pick of the Week, calling it "the stuff that gloriously vivid nightmares are made of".

Get Well Soon Signs To Candid

Get Well Soon Signs To Candid

Konstantin Gropper, alias Get Well Soon, has signed to Candid. The 25 year old German has been turning heads in his native Germany where he became the biggest indie newcomer in 2008 with a top 30 debut album and sell-out 19 date headlining tour. The album's release here in the UK has found some heavyweight fans at press and radio, with plaudits and support coming from Radio 1, Radio 2, 6Music, Uncut Magazine, NME, and The Guardian among others.

Wallis Bird Tours With Billy Brag

Wallis Bird Tours With Billy Brag

Wallis is touring with the legendary Billy Bragg in April and May 2008 throughout the UK. Billy personally invited Wallis to open for him, saying _it's a treat to have Wallis Bird on tour with me...I think my audience will really appreciate her great songwriting"

Wallis Bird On The Late Show, Ireland

Wallis Bird On The Late Show, Ireland

Wallis Bird appeared on the Late Late Show, Ireland's highest rated television show, performing her single 'Counting to Sleep'. Her performance wowed the audience and other guests on the show alike, and she went on to play a sold out tour of Ireland during the following week.

'Juno' Soundtrack Hits Number 1 In USA; Charts All Over The World

'Juno' Soundtrack Hits Number 1 In USA; Charts All Over The World

Congratulations to Kimya Dawson on the massive success of the soundtrack to 'Juno', the Oscar winning hit film. The soundtrack, which is mainly comprised of songs by Kimya and her former band The Moldy Peaches, went to number 1 on the American Billboard charts, and has been climbing high in the charts around the rest of the world too.

New Buffalo's '1234' On TV All Over The World

New Buffalo's '1234' On TV All Over The World

The song '1234' by Sally Seltmann (aka New Buffalo) and Feist is now on a worldwide TV advertising campaign for Apple iPods. Congratulations to Sally! The song has already gone into the Top 20 in the UK and has been a regular feature on the playlists of many national radio stations including BBC Radio Two's A list for several weeks.

Indie Flick 'Juno' Features Kimya Dawson's Songs As Soundtrack

Indie Flick 'Juno' Features Kimya Dawson's Songs As Soundtrack

The soundtrack to the much anticipated film 'Juno' has been largely written by Kimya Dawson. The film, directed by Jason Reitman and starring Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney and Jason Bateman, is released in North America and December and is being touted as the next 'Little Miss Sunshine'. Both Kimya's solo work and her songs with The Moldy Peaches are included in the film.

Wallis Bird's Album 'Spoons' Goes Top Ten

Wallis Bird's Album 'Spoons' Goes Top Ten

Wallis Bird's album 'Spoons' was released digitally in August and went straight into the Top 10 of the UK Album Download Chart. The album will be released physically on October 22nd. The video to the debut single, 'Blossoms in the Street' is being played on stations across the UK including VH1.

iTunes Selects Wallis Bird For Single Of The Week

iTunes Selects Wallis Bird For Single Of The Week

Wallis Bird's song 'Counting to Sleep' has been selected by iTunes UK as their single of the week for August 6th. The song is taken from the forthcoming album 'Spoons' which is also available on digital platforms from August 6th. A full physical release of the album will follow in early autumn.

Feist's '1234' Released July 23rd By Polydor

Feist's '1234' Released July 23rd By Polydor

The track '1234' written by New Buffalo's Sally Seltmann and recorded by Feist is released today by Polydor Records in the UK. The song has already been climbing up the playlists of national radio stations and is currently on the A List of Radio Two and 6Music, and is also riding high in the national airplay charts.

Wallis Bird's New Moodsets EP Out In UK

Wallis Bird's New Moodsets EP Out In UK

Wallis Bird's first UK EP is released by Island Records on July 30th. The 4 track EP includes two songs from the forthcoming album 'Spoons' and is available digitally and on 10" vinyl.

Feist Single '1234' Written By New Buffalo

Feist Single '1234' Written By New Buffalo

Sally Seltmann has written the fabulous track '1 2 3 4' which has been recorded by the wonderful Candian artist Feist. The track appears on Feist's latest album 'The Reminder' and is also released as a single. The video for the track has been garnering praise from around the world and can be viewed here: http://www.listentofeist.com/video.htm

New Buffalo Album Finished

New Buffalo Album Finished

New Buffalo's second full length LP, 'Somewhere, Anywhere' is finished and sounds fantastic! It's the follow up to 2006's 'The Last Beautiful Day' which received acclaim from press around the world including Rolling Stone, The Sunday Times, NME, The New York Times and Uncut'. Stay tuned for release details!

Wallis Signs To Island Records

Wallis Signs To Island Records

Wallis Bird has signed a worldwide deal with Island Records UK, joining a stable of artists that includes U2, PJ Harvey, Amy Winehouse and Lady Sovereign, and classic artists such as John Martyn, Nick Drake and Bob Marley. Island Records will release the 'Branches Untangle' EP in late November, with the first single and first album to follow in early 2007. Congratulations Wallis from everyone at Candid!

Wallis Live At Abbey Road

Wallis Live At Abbey Road

Wallis Bird has recorded a live session at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. It's available now on Napster (www.napster.co.uk) and features her forthcoming singles "Counting to Sleep" and "The Circle".

Wallis Bird Rocks Germany

Wallis Bird Rocks Germany

Wallis Bird has been touring Germany and playing the festival circuit over the summer. In July she played at the Southside Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Germany with an attendance of 50,000 people. Her gig at the New Pop Festival in September sold out all 600 tickets in just two hours, and Wallis has been selling out venues across the country on her first headline tour.

Candid Signs Kimya Dawson Of The Moldy Peaches

Candid Signs Kimya Dawson Of The Moldy Peaches

We're very happy to announce that Kimya Dawson of anti-folk heroes The Moldy Peaches has signed to Candid. Kimya has released several records as a founding member of The Moldy Peaches, and has also released four solo albums. Her fifth, "Remember That I Love You" will be released by K Records in summer 2006. Kimya's song "Anyone Else But You" which was co-written with Adam Green, was featured in the 2006 Oscar nominated documentary feature film "Murderball".

Wallis Bird Signs To Candid

Wallis Bird Signs To Candid

23 year old Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird has signed to Candid. Wallis currently lives in Germany where she's causing quite a stir, and her single 'Blossoms In the Street', taken from the EP 'Branches Untangle' (German release only) went straight in at No6 in the German airplay charts. Wallis is currently in the studio recording her debut album and will tour the UK and Ireland in May.

Candid Signs Le Tigre

Candid Signs Le Tigre

We're delighted to announce our new signing, Le Tigre! We are excited to be working with the band, as we've been fans of their music since their first release back in 1999. Their most recent record, 'This Island' was released on Universal/Strummer to critical acclaim, with Q Magazine calling it "the best yet from Kathleen Hanna's trio" and NME hailing the band as being "completely fantastic." You can check out their website at http://www.letigreworld.com.

Man of the Year Featured On Movie Soundtrack

Man of the Year Featured On Movie Soundtrack

Man of the Year have several tracks featured in the new movie 'Film Geek' which won the Independent Visions Award at the 2005 Sarasota Film Festival. It opens in New York on February 10th.

All Girl Summer Fun Band In Studio

All Girl Summer Fun Band In Studio

All Girl Summer Fun Band are currently working on songs for their third full length album. They were also recently commissioned to write a song for Brooks Running Shoes - you can view the finished commercial and hear the song at http://www.runworldrun.com. You can also check out their recent feature in Venus Magazine and get cooking with their favourite vegetarian recipes! http://venuszine.com/stories/diy/1281