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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oh Land Releases 'Rainbow' Video, Tours with Sia and Katy Perry

Danish-born, New York-based singer/songwriter/producer Oh Land just released the simple, yet stunning video for her song "Rainbow," easily one of my favorite tracks off of the album. One of my 'Ones To Watch in 2011,' Oh Land is a former dancer turned singer/songwriter who released her self titled debut U.S. album last March. The album peaked at #184 here in America, which is pretty freakin' awesome, considering that she's virtually unknown here. A follow up to her debut album, Fauna, sophomore release Oh Land features production from Dan Carey (La Roux, Christina Aguilera), Dave McCracken (Shakira, Beyonce), Lester Mendez (Enrique Iglesias, Jessica Simpson) and Alexis Smith. Oh Land made her U.S. television debut on March 2nd, performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, singing her first international single, the eerily-catchy "Sun Of A Gun."

The video for "Rainbow" features a glitter-faced Claudia Schiffer Oh Land (AKA Nanna ├śland Fabricius) singing around a glittery frame of some sort against a black background. The video, while mostly in color, does fade into sepia/black & white from time to time creating a cool visual.

Oh Land is currently on tour in Europe, where she'll play Glastonbury in the UK before heading off to Switzerland. She'll be back in America next month, opening for Aussie singer/songwriter Sia, on tour promoting her latest album, We Are Born. Oh Land has also been invited to join Katy Perry on select U.S. dates of her California Dreams Tour in August, following Perry overseas to perform during the UK and Ireland leg of our tour. Download the album on U.S. iTunes HERE You can also pick up Fauna if you're so inclined.

Tour Dates:

June 24//Glastonbury Festival//Somerset, UK
July 15th//Montreaux Jazz Festival//Montreaux, Switzerland
July 17th//Latitude Festival//Suffolk, UK
July 21st//First Avenue//Minneapolis, MN**
July 22nd//Metro//Chicago, IL**
July 23rd//St. Andrews Hall//Detroit, MI**
July 24th//Phoenix Concert Theatre//Toronto, ONT**
July 26th//Webster Hall//New York, NY**
July 27th//Webster Hall//New York, NY**
July 28th//9:30 Club//Washington, DC**
July 30th//Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts//Montreal, QC**
July 31st//House of Blues//Boston, MA**
August 1st//The Trocadero//Philadelphia, PA**
August 3rd//Variety Playhouse//Atlanta, GA**
August 5th//House of Blues//New Orleans, LA**
August 6th//Warehouse Live Studio//Houston, TX**
August 7th//Granada Theater//Dallas, TX**
August 9th//Valley View Casino//San Diego, CA (WITH KATY PERRY)
August 10th//The Wiltern//Los Angeles, CA**
August 11th//House of Blues//San Diego, CA**
August 12th//HP Pavilion//San Jose, CA (WITH KATY PERRY)
August 13th//Country Bowl//Santa Barbara, CA (WITH KATY PERRY)
August 14th//Country Bowl//Santa Barbara, CA (WITH KATY PERRY)
August 16th//Wonder Ballroom//Portland, OR**
August 17th//The Showbox SODO//Seattle, WA**
August 19th//Commodore Ballroom//Vancouver, B.C.**
September 1st//Store Vega//Copenhagen, Denmark
October 12th//Motorpoint Arena//Sheffield, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 14th//O2 Arena//London, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 15th//O2 Arena//London, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 18th//Echo Arena//Liverpool, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 19th//International Arena//Cardiff, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 24th//Odyssey Arena//Belfast, Ireland (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 26th//NIA Arena//Birmingham, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 27th//Metro Arena//Newcastle, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 29th//AECC//Aberdeen, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
October 31st//MEN Arena//Manchester, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
November 1st//SECC Hall 3//Glasgow, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
November 3rd//SECC Hall 3//Glasgow, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
November 4th//SECC Hall 3//Glasgow, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
November 5th//Trent FM Arena//Nottingham, UK (WITH KATY PERRY)
November 7th//O2//Dublin, Ireland (WITH KATY PERRY)
November 8th//O2//Dublin, Ireland (WITH KATY PERRY)

**Denotes A Performance Opening for SIA
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Tatiana Readies Release of Single #2, Gets Steamy in New Video

On August 22nd, Polish pop star Tatiana will release her jazzy new single, the Tim Hutton (Prodigy, Groove Armada, Mutya Buena) penned and produced "Been A Fool." A standout track on her debut international album, Spider Web, "Been A Fool" is the perfect vehicle for Tatiana's trademark sultry vocals.  Just like it's predecessor, the equally stunning debut single, "Spider Web," "Been A Fool" has also been given a club reworking, this time by Seamus Haji (Rihanna, MIKA, Sugababes). Also on the mix, songwriter and producer Ash Howes (Kylie Minogue, Marina and The Diamonds, Ellie Goulding) and Cob. The Howes version is a great alternative for radio, while the dancier Cob Mix nearly completely masks over Tatiana's vocal with various effects. Tatiana debuted the Seamus Haji mix at Kapp Club in Tallinn, Estonia during Baltic Pride, bringing the crowd to their feet.  The remix has already been playlisted by Dutch dance radio station OUTRADIO, according to Tatiana's Facebook.
"I debuted the dance mix by Seamus Haji at Kapp Club in Tallinn Estonia during Baltic Pride last week and the place went insane. The Ash Howes mix is also just right for UK radio. It's very, very cool, and I am hoping this is the track that will bring me a bigger UK audience. It's all very well being famous in Europe, but I have enormous respect for the culture of UK pop, and to establish myself professionally in the UK is my absolute goal."
I have to say, I am a bit disappointed that "Spider Web" didn't take off in the UK when it was released this past April, but here's hoping "Been A Fool" makes a bigger splash. As evidenced by the countless international artists who've tried and failed to crack the notoriously difficult U.S. music scene, breaking a new market is extremely difficult, even for an artist as established as Tatiana. Already a Platinum-selling vocalist in her native country of Poland, Tatiana absolutely deserves a shot in the UK.

First single, "Spider Web" debuted on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and was featured on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour, not to mention topping the chart on Polish Radio London. In addition to these prominent features, the song had support in Canada, Australia and even here in the States, where the remixes were a hit on dance radio.

The steamy hot video for "Been A Fool" was directed by Steve Glashier (Fatboy Slim, Juliette Lewis) and features art direction and styling by Miguel Dare of Givenchy. Shot at the trendy night spot, Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch, North of London, the video features a super sexy Tatiana taking on the role of a lounge singer. In the video, Tatiana is an equal opportunity lover, getting attention from both the boys and the girls. Hot hot HOT!  Looks like the filming was quite the experience!
"Working with Steve was superb," explains Tatiana. "He totally got the theme of 'Been A Fool', of messed-up love, and what can happen in a club like Beach Blanket! I met Miguel, the Art Director while he was DJing at Bungalow 8 in London and knew he would be right. The look and feel of the video is exactly how I see modern clubbing in London. It's a glamorous world of boys and girls and everything in between. It's no wonder that London is attracting the best and brightest artists in every genre from Europe right now..."
In the months leading up the singles August 22nd release on Upside Records in the UK and Sony in Europe, Tatiana will be busy promoting through a series of shows throughout Europe including numerous appearances at LGBT Pride events all over Europe. Tatiana is an honorary member of Warsaw Pride and a proud supporter of LGBT events all over Europe.

Backed by a talented 7 piece band, members from which have on the soundtrack to Ocean's Eleven and alongside talents such as Amy Winehouse and Corinne Bailey Rae, Tatiana is ready to take her show on the road. Make sure you check her website for all the latest tour information and to listen to the fabulous "Been A Fool" remixes. In the meantime, feast your eyes (and ears) on the "Been A Fool" music video below.  Download Spider Web on UK iTunes HERE, the remixes HERE and check out my interview with Tatiana HERE.

Tour Dates:

June 25th//Witches Night//Kielce, Poland
August 6th//Stockholm Pride, Sweden Royal Gardens Main Stage Headliner//Stockholm, Sweden
August 28th//Viaduct Showbar//Leeds, UK
September 3rd//Leicester Pride//Leicester, UK
September 15th//St. Petersburg Pride//St. Petersburg, Russia
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