Latvian Music News

September

3

Sep

„LAIME PILNIGA „(THE LP) OPENS AN ONLINE SHOP.

laimepilniga.bigcartel.com  is a place where everybody can support latvian rock quartet „Laime Pilniga” (The LP) and get its T-shirts and CD digipacks.

 

Here in this store „Laime Pilniga” (The LP) fans and music lovers from anywhere in the world can get different kind of „Laime Pilniga” (The LP) T-shirts (designed by Elvijs Puce and Janis Kergalvis) and both of bands studio albums- Dual(2011) and LP (2015) physical  CD versions as well. You can reach this store through „Laime Pilniga” band page on Facebook as well. So don't be shy and take a look at: laimepilniga.bigcartel.com

 

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3

Sep

"MYRADIANTU’S" LATEST SINGLE "BEST FRIEND FOREVER ".

It is MyRadiantU’s latest single and the last of five singles released as an introduction to it’s first studio album “The City of Love”. It’s a musical reflection of the fading summer as well as the fading twenties. It’s a story of High School sweethearts who’s love and romance has grown into tight friendship years later since friendship is truly what holds love and romance together. It is friendship that guides us through the darkest and lowest moments of our lives. And at the end of the day our family and best friends are the closest people that we will ever have in our lives. 

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August

27

Aug

NEW SONG AND VIDEO FROM THE DRUM AND BAGPIPE GROUP "AUĻI".

We are happy to present the new song “Visi tēva sirmi zirgi” ("Father's all gray horses" ) to a greater audience by the drum and bagpipe group "AUĻI" created in collaboration with the composer Karlis Auzāns, poet Laura Daudiša and the vocal group ALTA.

Also a new video for this song has been created in cooperation with the project "Cooper's Production". Video was released on August 21st in Grobiņa, at the Curonian Viking settlement.

 

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27

Aug

NIKLAVZ, “TRIANA PARK”, “THE SOUND POETS” AND “THE PYRO TREES” AT LIVEUROPE SHOWCASE.

Niklavz, “Triana Park”, “The Sound Poets” and “The Pyro Trees” at Liveurope Showcase.

The project in focused on young European bands, its aim is to give them a better chance to present their music to a wider audience. Founded in 2014, in cooperation with thirteen clubs in thirteen European cities, the Liveurope platform was the first initiative to support young bands in Europe.

Two days of the Liveurope Showcase at Stodoła Club starting on September 10, mean 28 shows of bands from all over Europe.

Latvia will be represented by Niklavz, “Triana Park”, “The Sound Poets” and “Pyro Trees”.Each musician will present a short showcase set.

The project is co-financed by a new EU program called Creative Europe. Additional partners of the Polish edition of Liveurope Showcase are Hungarian Institute and Austrian Culture Forum. 

ARTISTS:11.09.2015

 NIKLAVZ (LV)

www.facebook.com/niklavz/info?tab=page_info

 

Triana Park (LV)

www.facebook.com/trianapark?fref=ts

 

The Sound Poets (LV)

www.facebook.com/thesoundpoets?fref=ts

 

PYRO TREES (LV)

https://www.facebook.com/thepyrotrees

 

One day tickets:
Presale- 40 pln (standing), 60 pln (balcony)
From 1st of September - 50 pln (standing), 70 pln (balcony)

 

Tickets available at the Stodola box office and via the internet ( www.stodola.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ticketpro.pl, www.ebilet.pl )

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July

13

Jul

NEW VIDEO OF LATVIAN MUSIC

The new video of Latvian music „When The Sun Is Down” has been published. It was presented to a wider audience on July 8th, 2015 at the European Union House in Riga, Latvia. 

 

The video was released by a towering creative team from Kurland. Young musicians and producers acknowledged their distinction and professionalism by carrying out black-and-white video “It feels like” at the very beginning of this year. The trio „Voice of Instruments”, video artist Jānis Jostmanis and his firm „Mithra Films” are the members of this forceful union.

 

The story was filmed in Ventspils region and it includes a combination of pristine and contemporary mood in music as well as a message full of cryptic and epic, mystic and heavenly landscape scenes.

 

 

More info: http://www.voiceofinstr.com/

 

Artists are supported by:

Association „Jaunās Kultūras māja” http://www.jaunaskulturasmaja.com/

Ltd. „Ineta Ance” https://www.facebook.com/konditorejaievina?fref=ts

Mūzikas Pasaule LV http://muzikaspasaule.lv/

 

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8

Jul

GOLD - JORSPEIS OFFICIAL VIDEO

"The core idea of the song - Gold - is expressed though artistic playfulness on the theme of sunlight. It is also communicated in the carefree joyousness of children playing football, and the brush strokes of gold paint on a window, the central symbol of the video," says Linda Selava Prindule, singer and songwriter.

The video was filmed in the green countryside of Latvia, capturing the beauty of Latvian nature in the long days of summer. It was directed by Linda Olte.

Jorspeis is a band located in Riga, Latvia, led by the singer - songwriters, Linda and Maris Prinduli.

The band was founded in 2007 in Riga, Latvia (EU), when Linda and Maris Prinduli (singers, songwriters and producers) recorded their first single Debesis ir tuvu klāt' (Heavens Glow is Near at Hand). The song was successful in the Latvian radio charts and in 2010 the band released their first album ‘Ābele baltā’, followed by Dzīvības upē’ and the Christmas album Arvien tuvāk.

The band combines contemporary folk/pop/electronic genres. 

Jorspeis has recently released a single entitled Zelts (Gold'), from their upcoming album.

 

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3

Jul

LAURIS REINIKS RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE BALTICS.

Lauris Reiniks has jus released the official music video for his Baltic summer song “Morning in Dandelion Fluff” (LV-“Rīts pieneņpūkās”, LT-“Rytas pienės pūke”, EE-“Hommik võilille-ehmetes”). The video is available in Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian and a special acoustic version in English.

It is a romantic story about a chemistry between two people. When that chemistry is there, all stereotypes and ideas of so called “standards” just collapse – in terms of physical appearance and financial status. Nothing can stand against these feelings. It is a story about insecurity and fears that always stand by when something “too” beautiful and “incredibly” good happens to us.

The lead role in the video is played by Lauris’s colleague- Uku Suviste, the well known Estonian singer. The lead female role is carried out by Katrina Lulle, Latvian girl who works as a PR specialist but was recognised as the best for this role in a national casting. The video shoot took place in Latvia and lasted 3 days in Mežaparks (Riga), Carnikava and Mārupe.

Uku Suviste: “It doesn’t happen very often that one singer asks another singer to participate in his or her music videos as an actor therefore it was a very worthwhile experience. I very much appreciated the pleasant opportunity to work with Lauris and Katrina as well as with the whole crew. I admire Lauris’s way of cooperating with singers and actors from other neighbour countries, its something every performer should learn from. I was very happy to help and would do so again in a flash!”

“I wanna thank Uku for saying yes to my extraordinary and special offer. He was exactly the type we were looking for and did everything great! Also thanks to Katrina for being brave enough to jump into this world of show business, director Aija, camera man Ivo and everyone else! I am proud and happy to work with all these talented people. I hope my listeners will like this video and I’m already happy that this song has been doing really well in radio charts. Now everyone will understand what this song is about! Pictures speak better than words.”, says Lauris.

Video dierector: Aija Strazdiņa (JUMP Studio), Camera: Ivo Skanstiņš (Film Studio Rafa), producer: Lauris Reiniks. Publishing: “Mikrofona Ieraksti”. Songs are available for download on doremi.lv , Amazon un iTunes.

 

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June

29

Jun

LATVIAN DUO KARMAFREE RELEASED NEW MUSIC VIDEO "VALIDATE ME"

Currently, the only Latvian live looping music duo "Karmafree" has released new music video and single "Validate Me." .

This is the 3rd official music video of the band . Previous 2 were “Invisible” and  “Fragile”

"The song" Validate Me "is about excessive obedience to authority and influential people, as well as the giving them permission to examine and define our lives "on the song's message comment singer Mara Lisenko.

 

Music video are made by Pavel Trebukhin and it is the duo's vision for creative people existentialism.

"Artists and musicians usually don’t speak about that – how they experience numerous rejections, what consequences they can have, and how they find the strength to stand up in order to continue to create, "comment the idea of the video bassist Dmitry Lisenko.

 

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11

Jun

PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND INDYGO ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ABOUT RUNNING FROM DAILY NEEDS

Band Indygo announces their new song “Bēglis” (from latvian - The Runaway) - it is the second single from their upcoming third studio album “Stars” (from latvian - “Ray”). Album will include eight tracks, all in latvian for the first time in 13 year long career of Indygo. The premiere of “Bēglis” was on 10th of June at radio “Pieci.lv”. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVoXfI2YPzA)

 

Lead vocalist of Indygo and author of almost all their lyrics Mārtiņš Vaters says: “New single “Bēglis” is about running away from our daily needs and responsibilities. You just have to enjoy everything, but if you don’t – you have to learn it!”

 

In early spring band went to country house in the woods of Žocene near small town Roja, where they made drafts for songs of the new album. “Bēglis” was recorded and mixed in “Sound Division Studios” continuing collaboration with sound engineer Gatis Zaķis who also took part in making of bands previous record “Decoy”. Album was finished in “New Alliance East” studio in USA. Special sound in this record was provided by world famous guitar brand “Fender”.

 

Album “Stars” will be released in the beginning of September - starting with online streaming but later also in CD and vinyl. Band is going to perform in festival “Summer Sound” in Liepāja, Limbaži town festival and other open air events this summer. 

 

Indygo is Mārtiņš Vaters (vocals), Jānis Volkinšteins (guitar), Mārtiņš Leja (bass) and Miks Riekstiņš (drums).

New single “Bēglis” is avilable for listening on Bandcamp.com:

 

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8

Jun

LATVIAN SINGER LANA FRANCESKA AND MAESTRO RAIMONDS PAULS PRESENT THEIR NEW SINGLE SUMMER SOLSTICE - LIGO SONG “RUTOJ” IN LATGALIAN LANGUAGE.

The creators of the song are composer maestro Raimonds Pauls, renown poet and lyricist Anna Rancane and producer Gints Stakevics. The song is deeply ethnic, but very catchy and easy to listen to, overfilled with joy and the special melodic spark so characteristic to Maestro’s music, it inspires the listener to sing and dance along, as well as to believe in miracle of the Ligo night and a nation by tradition.

 

The author of the idea and the performer - Lana Franceska tells that she has longed for Latgalian originals works in her repertoire. - “Maestro also liked this idea, well but Anna just turned it all to reality!

 

While getting ready for the Summer Solstice show, I was recollecting about the traditions and memories that are intertwined with myself and the Summer Solstice festival. During my childhood all Ligo I used to spend with my family and friends at my godparents countryside in Latgale, where we danced and played, as well as learned lots and lots of ancient traditions that our parents and godparents taught us. Well, now being a grown up myself, in my family I strive to never lose that part of our unique traditions, connected to Ligo and Jani.

 

For that reason, I wish to all of our listeners to never let go of the most true and valuable what we have both as an individual personality and as a whole nation. Wishing you all to sing and dance your hearts out during the magical Ligo night, and may we all generate enough emotions, friendships and love to keep us warm through the rest of the year.”

 

Single “Rutoj” can be downloaded on iTunes un Deezer, as well as streamed on Spotify; 

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