Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders release Bon Iver cover single with remix competition, announce split EP and tour
aaamusic | On 19, Aug 2011
Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders
Split EP, Single & Co-Headline Tour – September 2011
September 19th sees two of the UK’s most exciting young artists, Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders, combine forces with a split EP, single and co-headline tour.
The two piano-toting popsters have serious accolades between them: Leighfield has released three albums over the past five years, recorded sessions for Radio 1 and Xfm, had a single in the top five of the UK indie singles chart, played 600 gigs in twelve countries (including tours of Russia and China), released a Greatest Hits album in Japan, and appeared at festivals like Latitude and The Great Escape.
Vanders was appointed as the new ‘face’ of BBC 3 in 2008, and has since embarked on a number of headline tours, recorded a collection of her songs at Abbey Road Studios and appeared at SXSW, Texas. Rob Da Bank said “Jose’s music blows me away.”
The pair will release their split EP on Got Got Need Records on September 19th (featuring two covers by each artist of the other’s songs) followed by a 21-date tour of the UK and Europe.
The split EP will be preceded by a free download single on September 5th, a cover of Bon Iver’s ‘Blindsided’. There is also a remix competition (in association with SoundCloud) for the single, running from Aug 15th to Oct 14th, with prizes from SoundCloud and CDs/t-shirts from Leighfield and Vanders. The song will be available a a free download – a teaser before the release of their split EP.
Until then, you can see the video here :
Blindsided on SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/blindsidedsoundcloud