Spotify Premium – check out The Black Angels’ new album

The Black Angels album is the highly anticipated Phosphene Dream, set for release on September 13th. “Phosphene Dream” marks a giant leap forward for the band – produced and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother,Black Mountain) over a period of six months in Los Angeles, the album showcases both sonically and musically a bold new direction for the band, a fresh take on the neo-Psychedelic movement they’ve been at the forefront of for a number of years.

Spotify Premium users can now hear the new album in full. All Spotify users can listen to the album on the official street release date (13th September).

The band plans to celebrate the release with a new tour. Having already performed all over Europe this summer (Reading and Leeds Festivals and Rock En Seine to name but a few) the guys are set to be back in Europe later this year on the following dates:

Thu 23 Sep – Vox Hall, Aarhus, Denmark
Fri 24 Sep – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sat 25 Sep – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Sun 26 Sep – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mon 27 Sep – Comet Club, Berlin, Germany
Wed 29 Sep – Abart, Zurich, Switzerland
Thu 30 Sep – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fri 1 Oct – Bronson, Ravenna, Italy
Sat 2 Oct – Tunnel, Milan, Italy
Mon 4 Oct – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
Wed 6 Oct – Thekla, Bristol
Thu 7 Oct – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Sat 9 Oct – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
Sun 10 Oct – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Mon 11 Oct – Crawdaddy, Dublin

Spotify Premium – win a VIP trip with Hoffmaestro on the road!

Sweden’s hugely popular ska music outfit, Hoffmaestro, is giving Spotify Premium users the chance to win an exclusive weekend with them on the road as they wrap up their Summer tour!

You and a very special friend can win a pair of tickets to join Hoffmaestro in Tranås and Flen for the last two shows of their Swedish tour. Travel and party with the band on the road for the entire weekend!

To be in with a chance of winning this once in a lifetime opportunity and for further details, click here. Good luck!

Spotify Premium – Robert Plant exclusive EP

When Robert Plant collected the 2009 Grammy for Album of the Year for Raising Sand, and a further five more for his work with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, it confirmed that Plant was hungry to build on his substantial musical legacy.

His new album, Band Of Joy, was recorded at Gillian Welch and David Rawlings’ Woodland studio in Nashville, an important hub from the Seventies which the pair rescued from closure. Despite Plant’s name being above the album’s title, Band of Joy – named in honour of his pre-Zeppelin psychedelic blues outfit – is a collective endeavour built on a mutual love of high-powered roots rock, country, folk and gospel.

“After all the things I’ve done, the idea of just stepping forward with other people and letting them take the lead is an exciting prospect,” says Plant. “Nothing is daunting for me – but forever challenging. I have to be able to just get out there into the great drift of music and possibility, and hang onto great themes and ideas.”

The album makes for Plant’s most eclectic work so far, an album which continues the explorations of Raising Sand into exciting new territory.

Spotify Premium users can now get a first glimpse of his new album Band Of Joy on an exclusive six-track Spotify EP – plus from the 13th they’ll be able to hear the
album in full.

Spotify and Sonos bring music home

We’ve always felt that music should be available wherever you are. Whether you’re at work, on the go or simply relaxing at home, having music at your fingertips is crucial to our users – which is why today we’re excited to introduce Spotify on Sonos.

To give you a little taste of what Spotify and Sonos can do when combined, check out the video we put together.

The Sonos Wireless Multi-Room Music System makes it extremely easy to access all your existing Spotify playlists and our entire catalogue in every corner of your home. Just put a Sonos ZonePlayer, like the all-in-one Sonos S5, in any or all of your rooms, sit back and enjoy the music.

Maybe you want to play the same track throughout your house, or mix it up by playing different tracks in separate rooms? Never a problem with Spotify and Sonos.

You can control your Sonos system from the Sonos controller, the Sonos iPhone app or from any computer and stream different tracks to different rooms of the house, all in pitch perfect sound quality.

Spotify Premium listeners will be able to access Spotify on their Sonos systems at the end of the month with an update to Sonos’ software. We’ll be sure to update everyone once it’s ready. In the meantime, be sure to visit Sonos and learn more about their great wireless systems.

You’ll just love Spotify on the Sonos wireless system.