The Seldom Seen Kid

  1. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  2. Universal U.K Partners With Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green Clothing Label To Open Virtual 'Shop-Front' Record Stores

    May 08, 2012 11:02 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is taking an innovative approach to boosting its sales of vinyl product. Launching May 24, the label is to partner with British fashion company Pretty Green - the clothing label and retail chain set up by former Oasis, now Bea ...

  3. PJ Harvey Wins 2011 Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2011 6:10 PM EDT PJ Harvey is the winner of the 2011 Mercury Prize, making her the first ever artist to win the prestigious U.K. award twice. The Dorset-born singer took this year's title for her acclaimed eighth solo set "Let England Shake" (Island ...

  4. Adele, Elbow, Jessie J Top U.K. Charts, REM Debuts at No. 5

    March 14, 2011 8:31 AM EDT Adele's extraordinary U.K. sales show no signs of abating, as "21" (XL) started a seventh week atop the album chart yesterday and "Someone Like You" a fourth at No. 1 on the singles survey. Meanwhile, Elbow scored their hi ...

  5. The XX's Label Hoping For Mercury Nomination Uplift

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London alternative act the XX has been installed as frontrunners for the Barclarycard Mercury Prize, and the band's label says it will capitalize on the nomination with marketing activity. Since its release in August 2009, the critically accl ...

  6. Florence, Kasabian Lead Mercury Prize List

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award. The two acts were quoted at odds of 5/1 by leading U.K. bookmaker ...

  7. Fleet Foxes, Blur Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes was named best live act by Mojo magazine at its annual awards ceremony in London. Fleet Foxes beat Leonard Cohen, Seasick Steve, Paul Weller and Radiohead to the live award, although they lost out in the other tw ...

  8. Elbow Aims For Late 2010 Album Comeback

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As it approaches the end of an extensive campaign for "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor), U.K. rock act Elbow is looking ahead to its follow-up to the award-winning album. After three well-received records, the Manchester, England-b ...

  9. Duffy, Elbow Win Ivor Novello Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Duffy, the Ting Tings, Elbow and electronic music pioneers Massive Attack were among the winners at the 54th Ivor Novello Awards in London. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and ...

  10. Fleet Foxes Up For Three Mojo Honors

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Seattle folk-rock act Fleet Foxes has been nominated for three awards at the 2009 Mojo Honours List. The band is up for album of the year (for "Fleet Foxes," issued by Sub Pop in the U.S. and Bella Union in Europe), best live act and son ...

  11. Barclaycard To Sponsor Mercury Prize

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barclaycard and the Mercury Prize have joined forces on a four-year partnership that sees the credit card company become title sponsor of the prestigious U.K. music award. Effective immediately, Barclaycard -- an arm of global financial services p ...

  12. Elbow Tops BBC 'Red Button' Ratings

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A filmed performance of U.K. indie-rock band Elbow for national AC network Radio 2 has become the most viewed music session on the BBC's interactive 'red button' and online services. The recording took place with the BBC Concert Orc ...

  13. Brit Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon's double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment quartet returned to No. 1 with the album "Only By The Night" ...

  14. Brits Artists' Sales Surge

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST BRIT Awards performers and winners including Duffy, the Ting Tings and Elbow have already seen a digital sales bounce, following the TV broadcast of the ceremony. According to the Official Charts Co, there was an immediate impact on download sales ...

  15. Butler, Eno Honored At Producers Awards

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bernard Butler was named producer of the year the inaugural Music Producers Guild Awards in London. Butler, formerly the guitarist in U.K. rock act Suede, was recognized for his work on pop act Duffy's debut set "Rockferry" (A&M ...

  16. Coldplay, Duffy Lead BRIT Awards Nominations

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of ...

  17. Burke, Take That Reign Again On U.K. Charts

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Alexandra Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single yesterday (Jan. 4) and Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor) a fifth atop the album chart, top newcomer status ...

  18. Elbow's 'Kid' Named Critics' Choice

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music critics have chosen Elbow's "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Universal) as the best album of 2008, according to an aggregate poll of polls. The listing was compiled by U.K. market leading entertainment retailer HMV, based o ...

  19. Unger-Hamilton Heads Up Polydor

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Virgin U.K. boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been appointed president of Polydor Records. He will report to Universal Music U.K. chairman and CEO David Joseph. Unger-Hamilton is returning to Universal Music, where he spent a decade up until 20 ...

  20. Fleet Foxes Wins Uncut Music Award

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seattle folk-rock outfit Fleet Foxes has taken home the inaugural Uncut Music Award. Voted unanimously by a panel of industry judges, including BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe and former EMI chief executive Tony Wadsworth, the band's self-title ...

  21. Mercury Winners Elbow Follows 'Kid' With Children’s Songs

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elbow, recently crowned victors of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, plans to follow their prize-winning set "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor) by working on an album of children's music and accompanying animated film, t ...

  22. Elbow Enjoys Mercury-Fuelled Sales Boost

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three days after the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize was announced, retail is reporting a big spike in sales for Elbow's winning album, "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor). The album, the alternative act's fourth, is heading ...

  23. Imagem Sign Up Portico Quartet

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Imagem Music has sealed a global publishing agreement with acclaimed U.K. jazz outfit Portico Quartet. The Dutch publishing company signed the deal during the 2008 Mercury Music Prize ceremony in London (Sept. 9), which Portico Quartet attended as ...

  24. Elbow Snags Nationwide Mercury Prize

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elbow was the surprise winner of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the annual event that celebrates the best album of the year by British and Irish acts. Elbow won for its acclaimed "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor) and was cheere ...

  25. Mixed Bag Of Mercury Nominees Unveiled

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, announced in London this morning. The list reflects "a remarkably rich year for British music," ...