Adele covers The Cure's "Lovesong" on new album 21 | New Music

Taken from Adele's forthcoming sophomore album 21 is this amazing stripped down cover of The Cure's 1989 release "Lovesong".
Loving everything I've heard from this album so far and will be buying the album when it's released on 24th January 2011 in the UK (22nd February in the US).
I suggest you do the same.



Adele talks about her forthcoming album '21' with Smooth Radio (Video)

While backstage after a show in Liverpool, songstress Adele speaks to Smooth Radio about the progression between her debut album 19, and her forthcoming follow-up 21, stage-fright, appearing in TV show Ugly Betty and more.

21 will be released January 24th

Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain" | New Music

Premiered on BBC Radio earlier today was "Set Fire To The Rain" a brand new song from Adele's forthcoming album 21.
The song is produced by Fraser T. Smith and is rumoured to be the singer's follow up single to "Rolling In The Deep".


Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" (Jamie XX Remix)

I clearly need a new laptop. Every bit of new music I stumble across that hasn't yet made it to the iPod ends up echoing out of this tinny, battered 'book losing at least 30% of the song's full impact.

That said, even at 70% this Jamie XX remix of Adele's current single "Rolling In The Deep" hits all the right spots with its rousing claps and spacious yet energetic twist. Listen below:

"Rolling In The Deep" will be released in the UK on January 16th [check out the official video below], whilst Adele's sophomore album 21 follows on Jan 24th [and February 22nd in the US].

Album pre-orders now available via iTunes UK / US. Read more

Adele Performs "Rolling In The Deep" On Perez TV + UK x European Tour Dates

Adele performs her gorgeous new single "Rolling In The Deep" on a rooftop in LA for Perez Hilton. “Rolling In The Deep” is the first single from her sophomore album 21, and will be out on  January 16th (Feb 22nd in the US), with the album available a week later on January 24th.

In related news, the soulful songstress is gearing up for a European tour in Spring 2011. Check out the full dates below.

MARCH 2011:

21st – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
23rd – Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
24th – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
26th – Cafe Keese, Hamburg, Germany
27th – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
29th – Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
30th – Magazzini Generalli, Milan, Italy

APRIL 2011:

1st – Bikini, Barcelona, Spain
2nd – Caracol, Madrid, Spain
4th – La Cigalle, Paris, France
5th – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
7th – Burgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
8th – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
12th – Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
14th – Academy, Leeds, UK
15th – ABC, Glasgow, UK
17th – Ritz, Manchester, UK
18th – HMV Forum, Birmingham, UK
20th – Guildhall, Southampton, UK
21st – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" | Official Video

After watching the live performance and studio video a million times at least over here in SoulCulture towers we have been waiting to rewatch the amazing official video that premiered on Channel 4 last week and now it's finally on the interwebs.

Good times!

Out on January 16th (Feb 22nd in the US), “Rolling In The Deep” is the first single from the soulful Grammy Award winning UK singer songwriter’s sophomore album, 21, with the album available a week later on January 24th.


Adele - "Rolling in the Deep" Live On The Ellen Show (Video)

The incredibly talented Adele dropped in on The Ellen Show for the US debut performance of her brand new single "Rolling in the Deep" which is taken from her sophomore album 21.

Out on January 16th (Feb 22nd in the US), “Rolling In The Deep” is the first single from the soulful Grammy Award winning UK singer songwriter’s sophomore album, 21, with the album available a week later on January 24th.

Adele - "Someone Like You" Live on Later... With Jools Holland (Video)

Adele appeared on the BBC's Later... With Jools Holland show last night and delivered an amazing performance of "Someone Like You" which is taken from her forthcoming album 21.

Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" (Studio Footage)

Check out this studio footage from Adele's album recording sessions in Malibu, California. Out on January 16th (Feb 22nd in the US), "Rolling In The Deep" is the first single from the soulful Grammy Award winning UK singer songwriter's sophomore album, 21, with the album available a week later on January 24th.

Pre-order 21 via Amazon, Play or HMV.

Melanie Fiona On UK Music | SoulCulture TV

Melanie Fiona chats to SoulCulture TV about her admiration of the "diversity and realness" of the UK music scene, from Lily Allen, Adele, Amy Winehouse and Estelle to The Beatles and lovers rock legend Janet Kay (whose "Silly Games" classic she sampled on "Sad Songs").

Melanie reveals that whilst in London last month she got in the studio with British rap star Tinchy Stryder, who recently confirmed his new business venture with Jay-Z and co, launching Takeover Roc Nation.

Interviewed by Marsha Gosho Oakes
Filmed and Edited by Versetti @ Rize of The Robotz
Photography by Neil Raja

Daniel Merriweather ft. Adele - "Water & A Flame" (Official Video)

Out today, Daniel Merriweather teams up with Adele on this melancholy Mark Ronson produced duet taken from Daniel's album, Love & War. Video below...

Daniel Merriweather - Love and War (J Records)


Rating: 3.75/5

Daniel Merriwether first burst onto the scene as the featured vocalist on Mark Ronson’s hit cover of The Smith’s ‘Stop Me’. There was quite a buzz around the single and so Ronson repaid the favour by producing Merriweather’s debut album Love and War.

First things first, the album has Mark Ronson’s name written all over it. After the smash that was Back To Black it seems Ronson has discovered a winning formula (i.e. classic soul sounds + vocalist = hit record) and is sticking with it. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Love and War is a strong album and contains some great tracks, but it’s all well and good doing ‘retro’ if you’re a) adding something to it or b) doing it REALLY well (see Raphael Saadiq’s The Way It Is), otherwise what’s the point?

As I mentioned, Love and War does have some great tracks. Second single ‘Red’ should really generate some momentum behind the project and help people discover other gems on the album such as the ridiculously catchy ‘Impossible’, the soulful ‘Getting Out’ and the album highlight ‘Water and a Flame’ featuring UK songstress Adele (who, it must be said, somewhat steals the show). However, in places it sounds like Mark Ronson has taken the whole retro vibe a bit too far. You keep expecting Daniel to drop into ‘California Dreaming’ on ‘Could You’ and the ‘la la la’s’ on first single ‘Change’ do nothing to increase the authenticity of the track. Another point I would make is that while Daniel does possess a very good voice, on some tracks (such as ‘Chainsaw’) he lacks the emotion and ‘soul’ of the classics the album is paying homage to.

All in all, the album is a strong debut that I’m sure it will be a commercial hit here in the UK. Perfect or the upcoming summer months, I know I for one will be playing it over and over. Let's just hope that on his follow up Daniel branches out and works with a few other producers to flesh out his sound a bit ... then we could have a REAL hit on our hands.

Release date: 1st June 2009