BROODS' Georgia Nott Reveals All Female Collaboration "The Venus Project"

 

Georgia Nott performing at last years Bumbershoot Music Festival (Photo Credit: Robert Castro)

Georgia Nott, known as one half of the critically acclaimed brother-sister duo BROODS, has shared the first single, 'Won't Hurt,' from her all-female collaboration and passion project aptly titled, "The Venus Project." 'Won't Hurt' is a raw, vulnerable, and emotional track from "The Venus Project," which Harper's Bazaar points out, "The Venus Project couldn't arrive at a better time, in the wake of the Time's Up movement and as more women are standing up for the pay and respect they deserve." Listen to 'Won't Hurt' here: https://youtu.be/fYJi16tBuiQ

Spending most of her time in recent years either in a studio or on the road touring with Broods, Georgia couldn't help but notice that oftentimes, she was the only woman in the room. "It really struck me at some point, that more often than not when I go into the studio, the producer is a guy, and the engineer is a guy, and I guess most of the time I'm the only girl in the room. Often it's the same on tour or when we're playing live."

Following this realization and writing a collection of songs more personal than what she had written for BROODS, Georgia began contemplating a side solo project. "I had these songs that I'd been writing that were a bit more personal than anything else I'd written, and I was thinking about releasing them on the side. And I was also thinking, 'I'm pretty capable, why don't I just start producing it myself, and see what happens.' But then I kept encountering all these ridiculously talented ladies who I'd meet in LA and on my travels that I wanted to work with, and that's how it became this all-female collaboration."

That collaboration would become The Venus Project: Vol 1, brought to life entirely by a team of women. From the artwork to the mastering and management, it's a celebration of many impressive creative female talents who often fly under the radar. The group of collaborators includes: Camila Mora, who tours with BROODS as their keyboard player, but is also a highly skilled producer, visual artist and illustrator Ashley Lukashevsky, photographer Catie Laffoon, project manager Sherry Elbe, mix engineer Adrianne 'AG' Gonzalez, mastering engineer Emily Lazar; and producer Ceci Gomez, who worked with Georgia on the first single, 'Won't Hurt.'  

The list of collaborators continues to expand as they head towards the album release on March 8th, International Women's Day.

"It's a privilege to be able to act upon these ideas and do something constructive to encourage change. I don't really like dwelling on the negative parts too much, I think that's just my personality, so instead I wanted to celebrate the awesome talented women around me, and inspire other girls or women to see there are loads of possibilities for them in this industry."

 

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Ultra5280's Grammy Predictions

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2017 may have been a rough year to watch, but in terms of new music and rising artists it was a truly outstanding year worth listening to! The 60th annual Grammy awards are live this Sunday, January 28th 2018 and we at Ultra5280 are here to bring you a few of our Grammy predictions! 


Best Live Grammy Performance

We have a feeling that the ladies will steal the show this year. Sza, Cardi B, Gaga, Kesha, Lorde and many others are scheduled to perform. Who run the world?!

Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album

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As a team full of Kendrick lovers were gonna have to predict DAMN will be the record of the year, album of the year, and the best rap album of the year with HUMBLE as the best rap performance! The hundreds of kids in the line at the Broadway pop up shop this summer would probably agree too. Kendrick has really shined this year and we're foreseeing with his recognized nominations that he will be awarded incomparably! 

 

 
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Song Of The Year

As annoying as this song has gotten, we think Despacito will take the gold. 

 

Best New Artist & Best R&B Performance

Sza. Obvi. She's more than proven herself as a distinguished R&B goddess. We would bet money on this wins!

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Best Pop Solo Performance

Kesha's song 'Praying' beyond wowed her Animals and the rest of the world if we do say so! If they had a Grammy for best comeback of the year Kesha would easily take that home too! Welcome back, woman!

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

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Even though Portugal. The Man is faaaaaar from a 'new' band we're glad they're finally being recognized. If you didn't grind your behind to 'Feel it Still' you're lying or don't have a soul. Congrats on the nomination, Lords of Portland! 

 

Best Pop Vocal Album

Rainbow vs. Joanne. We can't decide. 

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Best Alternative Music Album 

Editor in Chief Castro's pick! 

 
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Best Dance/Electronic Album

Odessa's 'A Moment Apart' has won us over! We saw them at Bumbershoot and Decadence this year. Pure magic! 

 
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Best R&B Song

We gotta go with the charts on this one! Predicting 'That's What I Like' performed by Bruno Mars. Oh snap!

 

(As we know there are many more categories, these are the highlighted awards we're looking forward to the most!)

New Artist Jordan Davis’ Single “Single’s You Up”

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Looking for new music to get you through the weekend? Country newcomer, Jordan Davis, new single “Singles You Up” is climbing the radio charts. We have been listening to it non-stop and want you to kick off your boots and do the same: http://strm.to/singlesyouup 

Jordan Davis will be one of those artist who in a few years we will be saying...we told you so.

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SYLVAN ESSO RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE "PARAD(w/m)E"

Photo Credit: Lindsey Kennedy and Meow Wolf

Photo Credit: Lindsey Kennedy and Meow Wolf

Hot off the back of their nomination for Best Dance/Electronic album at the GRAMMY®sSylvan Esso reveal their brand new single "PARAD(w/m)E."  Click HERE to listen to it. The band performed the single for the first time on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, which included backup vocals from Amber Coffman and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner; click HERE to watch it. "PARAD(w/m)E" follows their critically acclaimed second album What Now which was released on Loma Vista Records last year.

With a pulsating synth arrangement juxtaposed with Amelia's cut-glass vocals, "PARAD(w/m)E" is an intoxicating blend of musical influences and astute lyricism, showcasing Sylvan Esso at the top of their game. With a GRAMMY nomination now under their belts, the band continue to evolve sonically and lyrically, and position themselves at the helm of pioneering pop.

The band are continuing to add dates to their 2018 tour, which includes their largest headlining shows to date - in July at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Berkeley, Red Rock Amphitheater and more. All tour dates below.

Sylvan Esso's second album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved - the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 - which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It's an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two - What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfillment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion. It's a record about falling in love and learning that it won't save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one's own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realization that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written- produced masterfully, sang fearlessly- to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

Listen to "PARAD(w/m)E" on SpotifyiTunesApple MusicAmazon Music and Google Play.

Sylvan Esso Tour Dates
1/27/18 - Singapore, Singapore - Laneway Festival
1/29/18 - Auckland, NZ - Laneway Festival
1/31/18 - Melbourne, AU - Corner Hotel
2/02/18 - Adelaide, AU - Laneway Festival
2/03/18 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival
2/04/18 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival
2/08/18 - Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
2/10/18 - Brisbane, AU - Laneway Festival
2/11/18 - Fremantle, AU - Laneway Festival
2/13/18 - Honolulu, HI - The Republik
3/1-4/18 - Okeechobee, FL - Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival
3/4/18 - Punta Cana, DR - One Big Holiday
3/9-10/18 - New Orleans, LA - Buku Music & Arts Project
3/17/18 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
3/19/18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
3/20/18 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
3/22/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
3/23/18 - Tempe, AZ - Innings Festival
3/24-25/18 - Houston, TX - In Bloom Music Festival
3/26/18 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
3/27/18 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman
3/29/18 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe
3/30/18 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
3/31/18 - North Adams, MA - MASS MoCA
4/02/18 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
4/03/18 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
4/04/18 - Providence, RI - The Strand
4/06/18 - Richmond, VA - The National
4/07/18 - Knoxville, TN - Mill + Mine
5/27/18 London, UK - All Points East Festival
5/29/18 - Istanbul, Turkey - Salon IKSV
6/1-3/18 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
6/7-10/18 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
7/10/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
7/12/18  - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
7/13/18 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheatre
7/14/18 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/16/18 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
7/17/18 - Ogden, UT - Ogden Amphitheater
7/18/18 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
7/20/18 - Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Co.
7/21/18 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
7/22/18 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
7/23/18 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
7/26/18 - Washington, DC - Anthem
7/27/18 - Philadelphia, PA - XPN Fest
7/28/18 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/30/18 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
7/31/18 - Toronto, Canada - Danforth Music Hall
8/01/18 - Toronto, Canada - Danforth Music Hall
8/02/18 - Burlington, VT - The Green at Shelburne Museum

 

Vans Proudly Presents: Landline World Premiere In Denver with Performances by Dinosaur JR. and Thurston Moore DJ Set

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This January, Vans presents the official release of the brand's long awaited first-ever full-length snowboard film, LANDLINE. Directed by the progressive filmmaker Tanner Pendleton, LANDLINE. is primarily shot on Kodak 16mm film and conveys a raw, behind the lens perspective of the Vans snowboard team as they travel the globe expressing their creative talents and eclectic personalities. Featuring full parts from Vans seasoned pros, rising stars, and bona fide pioneers of the sport, LANDLINE. embodies the true spirit and culture of modern snowboarding today.
 
House of Vans is slated to host a historic pop-up experience for the world premiere of LANDLINE. on January 25, at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado. The night will include live music from featured LANDLINE. soundtrack artist Dinosaur Jr. and a DJ set by Sonic Youth's very own Thurston Moore. With behind the scenes photography from the two-year making of LANDLINE. showcased in the venue, House of Vans will also host a panel discussion in partnership with Kodak on the day of the event, featuring film director Tanner Pendleton, filmer Jake Price, and Vans global snow team riders Jake Kuzyk and Darrell Mathes. For a chance to hear from Vans, Kodak's motion picture team, plus witness the new Kodak S8 camera, RSVP for the House of Vans workshop here! The official RSVP for the Denver World Premiere evening event can be found on HouseofVans.com.

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The LANDLINE. global tour will kick-off in Innsbruck, Austria and travel through Germany, Canada, United States, China and South Korea. Visit  to learn more about the film, explore world premiere dates, locations, ticket information and to find a local premiere near you. Pre-order the LANDLINE. video on iTunes now

VANS LANDLINE. 

GLOBAL TOUR DATES

 JANUARY 11

Innsbruck, Austria

 JANUARY 12

Munich, Germany

 JANUARY 17

Vancouver, Canada

 JANUARY 25

WORLD PREMIERE*

OGDEN THEATER

Denver, Colorado

 JANUARY 27

Beijing, China

 FEBRUARY 3

Seoul, South Korea

 

*RSVP FOR THE DENVER WORLD PREMIERE AT  HOUSEOFVANS.COM