“The Breadcrumbs EP”
‘THE BREADCRUMBS EP’
Alice Cooper is releasing a six-song EP, “Breadcrumbs” today via earMUSIC.
A “tribute to the garage rock heroes from his hometown Detroit city,” “Breadcrumbs” includes covers of MC5’s “Sister Anne”, Suzi Quatro’s “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me” and MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS’ “Devil With A Blue Dress”.
Joining Alice on the recordings are MC5’s Wayne Kramer, jazz singer Paul Randolph, former GRAND FUNK RAILROAD member Mark Farner, ex-DETROIT WHEELS drummer Johnny “Bee” Badanjek and Mick Collins.
Cooper spoke about the release earlier in the year, telling The Oakland Press: “There’s a certain Detroit sound we’re looking for. It’s indefinable. There’s a certain amount of R&B in it. There’s a certain amount of Motown in it. But then you add the guitars and you add the attitude and it turns into Detroit rock. I feel like if we mine around with all Detroit players, we’re gonna find that sound.”
Cooper’s next full-length album is due in 2020.
“Breadcrumbs” will be made available digitally, as well as on 20,000 numbered 10-inch vinyl copies.
Today ARIA-award winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer Ruel releases his new EP, FREE TIME (RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment Australia).
Led by singles ‘Painkiller’, ‘Face to Face’ and ‘Real Thing’, the seven-track collection was executive produced by long-time collaborator and GRAMMY® award-winning M-Phazes, and features another four previously unheard tracks, ‘Don’t Cry’, ‘Hard Sometimes’, ‘Unsaid’ and title track, ‘Free Time.’
The new body of work is the next step in the evolution of Ruel as an artist, demonstrating his deep maturity as a writer, able to seamlessly move through genres and pen relatable lyrics.
Says Ruel of the release, “Soooo a lot of things have changed since my last EP. I’ve been given a lot of pretty amazing opportunities and had some crazy experiences. For this EP, I went into the writing room with a bit more life experience and a clearer creative direction on how I approached the songs. These songs are the most personal tracks I’ve put out to date and I really feel like I discovered a specific sound for this project. I’m super proud with how it turned out and I hope you guys like it too”.
FREE TIME was written in between Ruel’s global touring schedule and sees the songwriter teaming up once again with M-Phazes, plus an all-star cast of collaborators including Sarah Aarons (Zedd, Alessia Cara), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, Sia), Joseph Angel (Rihanna), Nick Long (King Princess, K. Flay) and Wrabel (Ellie Goulding).
With the new EP comes the cinematic, sci-fi inspired video for ‘Real Thing’, which Earmilk hailed for its “deft lyricism and intoxicating genre-fusion.” Watch the Grey Ghost-directed video for ‘Real Thing’ HERE.
Earlier this year, Ruel released the EP’s first single, ‘Face To Face’
to critical acclaim from the likes of PAPER Magazine , who praised the song for “capturing the anxieties in teen and Millennial hearts alike.”
FREE TIME follows the release of Ruel’s debut READY EP, which earned him Multi-Platinum and Gold status with singles ‘Dazed & Confused’, ‘Younger’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’, leading to Ruel becoming the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year .
Inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake, Ruel first began playing guitar and writing his own material at the age of eight. Fast-forward to present day, in just under 18-months since his 2017 debut single ‘Don’t Tell Me,’ the teenage musical prodigy has received co-signs from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe and Elton John, has become the youngest male to TWICE sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, has sold out headlining shows across Australia, North America, Asia and Europe, and has since amassed more than 300 million combined global streams to date.
“Women & Trains”
#1 Most Added at AC Radio in the USA the week of 30th August.
This is arguably Lee Brice’s biggest song of his career. Total On Demand streams for “Rumor” now exceed 200 million on this #1 hit. It is now certified RIAA Platinum in the USA and is moving swiftly toward multi-platinum.
Lee has toured Australia a number of times, and his performances at CMC Rocks Queensland in 2014 and 2015 have become legendary.
The original version of “Rumor” appears on the self-titled album “Lee Brice” released in November 2017.