Out now, ‘Tombstone’ is Hot 8 Brass Band’s third LP. The second installment in a two-album set, it closely follows it’s counterpoint to the straight-up party side of the band showcased on ‘The Life & Times Of…’. Thematically a more sombre, emotional record, it presents another chapter in the history of the Hot 8 Brass Band – a new window onto the lives, the friendships, the heartbreaks, the roots and culture of New Orleans brass music and its players. The majority of the songs are personal dedications, in memory of the four Hot 8 band members, and other musicians and dear friends, who have passed away. And those that aren’t dedication songs are new, original Hot 8 jams, party tunes that remind us – and the band – of why the music is worth it all; setting the scene for where the band are at today, while their city and its people still bear the scars of Hurricane Katrina, and where they are carrying the spirit next.
Full Thought publish the Hot 8 Brass Band, drop us an email if you're interested in using any of their material -email@example.com
We are extremely pleased to announce that a number of Quantic tracks have been licensed to a new basketball documentary 'Doin' It In The Park'.
Here's what it's all about: "DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC explores the history, culture and social impact of New York's summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide "Mecca" of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church."
The European premiere can be seen at The Montpellier in London, this will be followed by a run of screaming from the 19th to the 29th May.
You can watch the trailer below. If you would be interested in featuring some Full Thought music in your film, documentary or TV program then please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Big news today, London Posse's “Money Mad” and a prime selection of exclusives and remixes are out now - This is ahead of the deluxe, extended two disc Tru Thoughts reissue of the seminal London Posse album ‘Gangster Chronicle’.
The track regarded by many as the finest UK rap single of all time, “Money Mad” gains another chance to shine here for a new generation, 25 years on, as this single package brings together the classic with the new. The lead track is backed with an exclusive, previously unreleased London Posse cut, “Future No.1”, and new “Money Mad” remixes by reggae/dub don Wrongtom and the hot Brazilian jungle and drum ‘n’ bass duo Drumagick.
Full Thought are extremely proud to be publishing this re-issue, so get in contact if you're interested in using any of the material - email@example.com
Out now “Milwaukee Fat” unveils two stunning new original songs from the Hot 8 Brass Band. This is the first single to be lifted from ‘Tombstone’ (out on 20th May), their upcoming third LP and the sister album to November 2012’s ‘The Life & Times Of…’ which gained heavy radio play and four and five star reviews across the board including The Observer, MOJO, Metro, Songlines and The Big Issue.
These original songs from the Hot 8 perfectly showcase the energy of the brass collective. For anyone unfamiliar with the band, they are the New Orleans’ premier purveyors of roof raising, jazz infused, funk and hip hop fueled marching band music, straight from the heart and fresh from the second line parades.
Last night Alice Russell made her US TV debut on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, performing tracks from her critically acclaimed album 'To Dust'. Alice Russell and her band stormed through 'Heartbreaker Part 2' and 'For A While' on the popular late night ABC chat show. This is all part of the extensive promo tour that Alice is undertaking over in the US at the moment - a selection of live shows are booked across the US and she will be stopping off at KCRW, NPR, WXPN and Amoeba Records for special promo performances and interviews.
Alice Russell USA Dates May 2013 02 Amoeba Records Instore (6pm), Los Angeles 03 Mezzanine, San Francisco 04 First Unitarian Church, Los Angeles 07 Neumos, Seattle 09Liv Nightclub, Washington D.C 12 Le Poisson Rouge, New York City
As always, get in touch if you're interested in using any of Alice Russell's music from 'To Dust' - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrongtom and Deemas J have released the second single from their much loved album ...In East London. Check the new video for ‘Superteng’, in which Deemas butters a baguel and does the washing up in boxing gloves, fights Tom’s Mum and battles with creatures of his subconscious. Amazing stuff. The ‘Superteng’ single is out now - buy it fromiTunesor direct from us.
Wrongtom and Deemas J... In East London was released at the end of last year to much critical acclaim, check what people had to say below:
★★★★★ - Blues and Soul Magazine ★★★★ "Essential listening" - MOJO Magazine ★★★★ “Perfect” - Q Magazine
"A Collaboration reflecting on three decades of London's music and culture"BBC “Brilliant” Cerys Matthews (BBC 6Music) "Wrongtom delivering yet again" Hard Fi Full Thought publish 'In East London', so give us a shout if you are interested in hearing or using the material - email@example.com.
The phenomenal reception to both Quantic & Alice Russell's 'Look Around The Corner' and Alice Russell's 'To Dust' has been a real boost to both of their profiles, most notably their online presence. As the consumption of music changes, we are continually finding that YouTube is a serious player in the way people listen to music, and with a flash video to accompany it can gather a lot of attention. To date we have seem a monumental response to the Look Around The Corner and Heartbreaker videos. As it stands, viewing figures stand at:
On 17th June 2013 Tru Thoughts will be releasing‘Gangster Chronicles: The Definitive Collection’, shining the spotlight on the London Posse’s game changing 1990 album ‘Gangster Chronicle’, plus previously unreleased exclusive tracks, and remixes from Steve Mason, The Nextmen, Wrongtom, Hint and more. Full Thought Publishing are in on the release and will be publishing the release.
We're extremely excited to be representing one the most crucial and seminal hip hop albums of all time, get in touch if you're interested in using or licensing any of the material - firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you can check out a mini documentary that the talented Mr Joel Stagg put together. It charts the wit and grit, the rise and influence of Rodney P, Bionic and their London Posse as they rewrote the hip hop rule book.
Since Ty signed to Full Thought Publishing in January he's been extremely busy. In the lead up to the release of Kick Snare and An Idea Part 1 (out now on Tru Thoughts), he was playlisted on MTV Base and BBC 6 Music, he's also found time to pop in and chat to Huey Morgan on BBC 6 Music (listen again) and DJ 279 on Choice FM (listen again). Tonight you can catch Ty live at the Jazz cafe with limited tickets left (link).
Ty's new material is taking the mercury nominated rapper to new and exciting levels. The lead track on the single, “Like You Never”, is a deep and multi-layered cut that finds Ty setting out his stall and airing his concerns about the state of his beloved music scene today, his philosophical and measured flow carried up on a euphoric melodic hook to a resolute chorus. Two more brand newies showcase Ty’s fabled versatility: the sparse, loping beat and laid-back fluidity of “Knock Knock”, and “Playing With Fire” with its staccato delivery over a melodic, dreamy soundscape. The latter track features celebrated rapper and poet Akala and grime MC Durrty Goodz.
Get in touch with Full Thought if you're interested in using some of the new Ty material - email@example.com
Full Thought are very pleased to announce that the wonderful Youngblood Brass Band have signed their upcoming publishing rights to us. The nine piece brass/electronic ensemble make a variety of music, mixing elements of hip hop, traditional brass band, improv & punk. The first single ’20 Questions’ will be out on June 3rd, to be followed by their new album ‘Pax Volumi’, out in July on Tru Thoughts Records.
The nine-member ensemble hail from all over America (Madison, New Orleans, New York, Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago) and have been unleashing their crash course in hip-hop/brass band/improv/punk on stages worldwide since 2000. What other band can claim the honour of having their music spun by DJs like ?uestlove (of The Roots), working with hip hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, having their original compositions performed by student marching bands and jazz ensembles around the globe, and still not be out of place on an all-punk bill? What other band brings together the ostensibly disparate worlds of the trombone geek and the backpacking b-boy?
Get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in using some of the Youngblood Brass Band's material. In the meantime you can check out the video for ’20 Questions’ below:
We are pleased to announce that we have signed Renegade Brass Band to Full Thought Publishing.
Combining 8 horns with 2 percussionists, scratch DJ and MC, the band mixes jazz, funk and hip-hop with a raw brass sound and high energy live show. Since the band began in late 2009, it has built a reputation for blistering live shows - RBB has played shows at venues around the UK, including slots alongside the likes of The Nextmen, DJ Vadim, Jehst, Homecut, The Correspondents, Kidkanevil and Ms. Dynamite. Over the last two years, RBB has also played festival shows at Secret Garden Party, Manchester International Jazz Festival, Kendal Calling, Tramlines and Soundwave Croatia.
The band are currently working on new original material for release in early 2013, as well as working on a number of collaborations, including live band shows with Harleighblu and Rodney P, Nick Pride and The Pimptones, live horns for a side-project with Diesler, and a remix for hip-hop heavyweights The Herbaliser. In the coming months, these will result in releases for labels including Tru Thoughts, Record Kicks, and The Herbaliser’s own label, Department H.
Their latest single is OUT TODAY and features Take No Chances, Make No Changes (Lack Of Afro Remix) and Take No Chances, Make No Changes (Diesler Remix). You can purchase now from their Bandcamp.
‘Neon Hurts My Eyes’, out now, is Natural Self’s fourth album. Three years in the making, the LP unveils a striking departure for the producer and DJ as he takes on the role of singer-songwriter fully for the first time.
His inventive sonic landscape, a highly poised confection of beats, bleeps and noises drawn from a vast textural palette, is now more redolent of Radiohead and the Beta Band; while a tight, melodic pop-but-not-pop sensibility aligns the songs with Little Dragon or James Blake. Having previously enlisted guest singers including Andreya Triana for main vocals, here Natural Self lays himself bare. Immersive and synth-heavy, this is electronic music with warmth and heart, a sense of being at once futuristic and nostalgic as it explores themes of technology, the environment, the passing of time and our place in the world.
We're proud to announce that Flevans' brilliantly catchy 'Sketch' song is currently soundtracking the new DFS advert. The UK advert is current being broadcast on commercial channels, you can watch the video below.
Flevans is the alias of Brighton based producer Nigel Evans. His infectious hooks and dancefloor-delighting beats have featured on a number of Tru Thoughts releases. Full Thought represent the publishing rights to his catalogue. If you'd like to hear more from Flevans, or are interested in using some of his material then get in touch - email@example.com
Alice Russell’s fifth solo album ‘To Dust’ is out worldwide now (apart from the USA where it is released on 30th April), showcasing the crisp, cutting edge production and eclectic influences that nestle alongside a lifelong love of vintage soul and gospel at the core of her unique and powerful style. Her music has getting both BBC 6Music and Radio 2 play and tastemaker love from The Fader, Hunger TV, Okayplayer, NTS and KCRW.
Full Thoughtpublish the new Alice Russell record, give us a shout if you're interested in using any of her music - firstname.lastname@example.org Grab 'To Dust' from:
‘Machine’ / ‘The Valleys’, is the first official single from Natural Self’s upcoming album ‘Neon Hurts My Eyes’, which follows in March, unveiling a striking departure for the producer and DJ as he takes on the role of singer-songwriter fully for the first time.
Natural Self's new material is a mix of dynamic beats, imaginative structures and impishly offbeat vocals. The first track from his new album,Red Wire Blue Wire, was premiered with KCRW radio play and an online Clash feature to widespread praise from tastemakers, blogs and music fans, sparking much anticipation for more new material.
To celebrate his new album, Natural Self is having a launch party at Severant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, London on 19th March, this will be the first time these songs have been played live. The venue is only small so if you want to guarantee entry sign up for a free ticket. Moreinformation here.
Full Thought publish Natural Self's new material, along with previous material too. If you are interested in using any of his tracks, or would like to hear more of the new stuff, then drop us an email - email@example.com
We're counting down the days until the new Alice Russell albums comes out, and it looks like everyone else is just as excited as us. As part of the 6 Music Live at Maida Vale Alice will be performing on the Craig Charles show, he's billed the show as celebrating "the very best in funk and soul with classic tracks and session". So tune in at 4:30pm tomorrow (9th February) to hear the live session.
Furthermore we have a new track from To Dust, originally premiered by Clash Magazine, you can now grab a free download of ‘Twin Peaks’ (below) lifted from the new album, out February 25th. It was also Lauren Laverne’s MPFree of the Day via the BBC 6 Music website.
Full Thought publish the new Alice Russell album (in UK/US/AUS/JP), furthermore we can clear Master rights through Tru Thoughts records - so drop us an email if you're interested in using any of the songs firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pre-order To Dust from the Tru Thoughts Etch Shop here ... and you'll receive it a whole week before release date.
We're pleased to announce that the new Mark de Clive-Lowe album is in the shops. ‘Take The Space Trane’, released on Tru Thoughts, is the new album from producer, composer and musician Mark de Clive-Lowe in collaboration with the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra. Joining forces for the first time here, they deliver big orchestral jazz grooves with a nod to club productions for a modern, experimental take on the big band sound. The LP brings together cuts from across MdCL’s prolific career, some covers, along with some bespoke compositions which are published by Full Thought.
Full Thought publish some of this new album and Mark's previous release, Renegades. Drop us an email if you're interested in using his material - email@example.com
Full Thought are extremely pleased to announce the addition of Harleighblu to our roster, an outstanding young soul singer. Expect to hear her vocals laced over modern soul productions put together by producer Joe Buhdha. She has been involved in music from a very young age. Growing up surrounded by her Mum’s record collection – a treasure trove of the best soul and rare grooves – she kindled her interest in music by emulating each of the singers she heard. Harleighblu is preparing to unveil her debut album, produced by Joe Buhdha, due for release in Spring / Summer on Tru Thoughts Records.
To get an idea of what to expect, and to get a taste of Harleighblu's influences, check out the Spotify playlist she made... 'Meet Harleighblu'
“Magdalena” is the second single from the ‘Look Around The Corner’ album by Quantic and Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro, which came out in April 2012 to widespread radio and press support, including BBC 6Music Album of the Day, and official 6Music playlisting for the first single and title track. The album was also named iTunes UK’s R&B album of 2012.
Buzzy producers Behling & Simpson bring a deep, stripped back disco house reworking of “Magdalena”, alongside cutting edge re-imaginings of the same track by Tru Thoughts stable-mates Hint and Anchorsong. Two highly anticipated Simbad mixes of the hit “Look Around The Corner” explore a gospel tip and an acid dub flavour. Also featured here are two exclusive alternate versions of “Magdalena” – the Extended Version and the Acoustic Version.
The full colour 12” sleeve includes four tracks on vinyl, and a bonus CD featuring all 10 tracks, including the “Magdalena” Instrumental and A Cappella versions, making it an absolutely essential record for DJs and home listening alike. Grab yourself a copy from the following stores:
Full Thought are extremely pleased to announce that British Hip Hop maestro Ty has joined our roster. Ty is set to begin the next stage in his remarkable career with the release of two digital EPs on Tru Thoughts; the first of which ‘A Kick Snare & An Idea’ will be out in April. Check the video for ‘Like You Never’ below, the first taste of that EP.
With a reputation built on his original style and refusal to hop on any industry bandwagon, Ty is best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life, setting him aside from many mainstream hip hop acts and allowing him complete artistic independence. This has led to the release of four successful albums and a Mercury Prize nomination, among many high profile plaudits.
You can hear the new Ty track below, but get in touch if you would like to hear more material for Sync and Licensing opportunities - firstname.lastname@example.org
It seems like there's no stopping Belleruche when it comes to syncs, this fresh 2013 advert for Hyundai Life is now airing in South Korea - a developing territory for the sync and publishing industry. Hyundai Life is the new life insurance policy administered by the car manufacturer. The advert itself presents a slick image of the simplicity of the policy, a feel which Belleruche's 3 Amp Fuse enhances.
Belleruche's last major sync was on the Mercedes' 125 Year anniversary advert, which aired in various territories across the globe and ran for a number of months. For anyone who didn't catch the advert, or who might like to be reminded, check out the video Here.
Belleruche's catalogue is all published by Full Thought, furthermore we administer the master rights for the material too. Drop us an email if you're interested in using any of their material.- email@example.com
Happy New Year from everyone at Full Thought Publishing, we're expecting lots of big things in 2013.
To kick off the year we will be releasing music from the inimitable soul siren Alice Russell, you can check out the video to her recent single Heartbreaker here. Her full length album will be dropping in February on Tru Thoughts Records. Following up, we will see releases from electronic producer Natural Self, whose new album, 'Neon Hurts My Eyes', takes a beat heavy, contemporary and immersive new sound. We're extremely excited to publishing Mark de Clive-Lowe's new album with the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra - a roller-coaster ride through nu-jazz and electronic experimentation.
Further from our initial releases, we are expecting some exciting new material from the Hot 8 Brass Band, Nostalgia 77, Harleighblu, Rodney P, Lanu and Quantic.
As always, give us a shout if you're interested in using any of the Full Thought material, being partnered with Tru Thoughts means we can often clear publishing and master rights in one - firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 has been another successful year for us over at Full Thought Publishing - for a brief synopsis you can watch the new showreel above. A number of Full Thought artists excelled this year with big releases, garnering a heap of critical acclaim; we saw many great releases including some from Quantic & Alice Russell, The Bamboos, Nostalgia 77, Hint, Hot 8 Brass Band, Belleruche, Kinny, Hidden Orchestra, Wrongtom & Deemas J, Kylie Auldist, Sleepin' Giantz, Menagerie, Riz MC and Yannah Valdevit.
Furthermore we've had a great year for syncs, our range of soul, funk, hip hop, electronica and jazz has found it's way onto a number of TV shows, films and adverts including Ferrero Rocher, Revenge (ABC), Miss Dior, Dynamo Magician Impossible, Waterloo Road, Lipton, Chase Manhattan and Hugo Boss to name a few.
Being partnered with Tru Thoughts records means that we represent both the master and publishing rights for the majority of our catalogue, making the licensing experience a lot easier for clients who wish to lecense tracks with ease and speed. If you'd like to know any more or if you're interested in using any of our catalogue then feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com
Earlier this year we announced that Full Thought was looking after the publishing for Marcus Intalex and his house headed alter-ego Trevino. So it's with great excitement that we announce the release of Trevino's FACT Mix - being picked to compile a FACT mix highlights just how important Marcus's output is to electronic music at the moment, and it's certainly a great way to round off the year.
Here's what FACT had to say: "2012 has been a remarkable year for Trevino: ‘Chip’ was followed by the three-track Tactical Manoevre EP (both released on Martyn’s 3024 label), while releases also arrived on Ben Klock’s Klockworks, [Nakedlunch], The Nothing Special and Kaye’s own Revolve:r label. Perhaps Kaye’s finest moment yet as Trevino, the sinister ‘Under Surveillance’, found a home on Apple Pips." (link)
Get in touch with us if you're interested in hearing more Marcus Intalex or Trevino material, drop us an email here firstname.lastname@example.org
The day is finally upon us, after the long wait you can now purchase the new spiritual jazz album from Menagerie, the new project from prolific Australian producer/songwriter Lance Ferguson, (best known for his work under the Lanu and The Bamboos). ‘They Shall Inherit’ is out today on Tru Thoughts Records; featuring a guest appearance from the legendary US jazz/funk vibraphonist Roy Ayers, the album has had support from Gilles Peterson (Worldwide, BBC 6 Music), Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) and LeFtO.
Buy the album from iTunes, Amazon, or direct from Etch Shop. Full Thought publish the Menagerie album so drop us an email if you'd like to use any of the material - email@example.com
Check the interview below, where Ferguson talks with Ennio Styles (3RRR FM), who also wrote the liner notes for the album, in depth about the record, including what it was like to work with Roy Ayers and how the band came together.
Full Thought Publishing was formed in 1999 alongside Tru Thoughts Records, and subsequently its hip hop offshoot Zebra Traffic. Since its inception, the publishing company has expanded from initially supporting musicians on Tru Thoughts and Zebra Traffic who were also released on other labels, to its current position as an independent company working Tru Thoughts’ catalogue amongst a list of artists and musicians.
The development of the company has been helped by Tru Thoughts diverse music policy. The eclectic catalogue has attracted a huge number of clients, enabling them to source a variety of music from one place. Musically, Tru Thoughts covers contemporary funk, soul, jazz and hip hop. The quality control of the releases on the labels has been passed to Full Thought Publishing, whose policy is to increase its roster with forward-looking new music, whilst ensuring its artists get equal attention on the roster. Bringing in acts varying from singer-songwriters, drum n bass acts to New Orleans brass bands means the roster remains wide and interesting - attracting more synch companies, advertising agencies, album compilers, and TV and radio contacts.
The policy of Full Thought Publishing, as reflected in Tru Thoughts and Zebra Traffic, is the motivation of working music to bring in revenue and increase profile for the long term career benefits of its artists. As an independent company, Full Thought Publishing is not limited by any restrictions and is significantly financed by the success of the music it promotes.