Showing posts with label Foreign Group. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foreign Group. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


8:21:00 PM

For all 1D fans, 1D family and to all Directioners, Kwento Ni Toto shares a Breaking News!

The long wait is over!

For the very first time in the Philippines, the international pop sensation will make teenage dreams come true with the ONE DIRECTION ON THE ROAD AGAIN TOUR 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on March 21, 2015. Get ready to sing to your heart’s content and swoon over the world’s biggest band, One Direction, as they gear up for an epic stadium tour in Australia and Asia including the Philippines in 2015!

Monday, April 8, 2013

LIFEHOUSE with Their New Album ALMERIA

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Million-selling recording and live act Lifehouse has gotten back to its roots mindset-wise which significantly helped produced its latest album touted by both band insiders and tough crack critics as their "most daring and provocative release to date."

"Almeria," the name of the group's sixth album, was crafted without the distractions usually brought by in-between touring and personal struggles that cuff the workflow of successful talents. The band worked with producers and co-writers Jude Cole and Jacob Kasher and A-list performers Peter Frampton and Natasha Bedingfield.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Presenting The Imagine Dragons

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Presenting... Imagine Dragons!

The band released two EPs titled Imagine Dragons EP and Hell and Silence EP in 2010, both recorded at Battle Born Studios. They returned to the studio in 2011 Another EP, It's Time, was made before they signed a record deal.

Continued Silence, Hear Me and Night Visions (2011–present)

Imagine Dragons signed to major label Interscope Records in November 2011. They are working closely with producer Alex Da Kid with whom they recorded their first major label release at Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California. An EP entitled Continued Silence was released on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2012) digitally and peaked at #40 on the Billboard 200.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


6:48:00 PM

Perhaps some people are just plainly curious about what the buzz is. Or maybe a good promo team is backing this phenomenal folk-rock group act called The Lumineers.

The fact that tickets to their shows sell like hotcakes to every stop means that the interest is far from just the result of bandwagon phenomenon. The group has been capturing audiences as the successful release of their self-titled debut album last year proved they have what it takes to conquer and draw in more people.

Monday, January 28, 2013

LAWSON A Band To Watch This 2013

6:10:00 PM

Filipino fans of rising UK band Lawson can look forward to some exciting times come 2013 as the boys from Britain is reportedly visiting Manila in the coming months ahead. Date and venue are not yet finalized. But the quartet already expressed their high anticipation of going to a place they can only describe as "beautiful." In a chat with a MCA Music which locally distributes their recorded material, Lawson members Joel Peat and Ryan Fletcher showed their good feeling about the high possibility of reaching the Philippine shores and perform in front of their fast-growing fan base here. Brown recently harmonized with rock icon Sir Paul McCartney and another British giant Robbie Williams for the charity single "He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’ which is dedicated to Liverpool supporters and families still looking for justice after the Hillsborough disaster. "I think the band is working under a perfect system where we got individual roles to fulfill and we're not bothered by it. It's cool that Andy is our singer-songwriter and he is the eldest," stated Fletcher who made note of the bass grooves from Guns N Roses and Bon Jovi as being personal influences.

Friday, January 18, 2013


5:48:00 PM

K-Pop lovers, specially the guys out there, here's something that will definitely feed a warm sound to your ears. Read the details below.

Girl power is likely to be one of the New Year’s prevailing concepts as Girls' Generation practically drew first blood with the release of their fourth album "I Got A Boy". The title alone somehow suggests they're ready to dominate 2013 and no naughty boy can stop them!

Filipino fans of K-pop are in for an early treat this year following the local release of the highly anticipated new package on the very first day of 2013. The timely release and careful treatment put in preparing this album assure that listeners can hear choruses that are irresistibly melodic and catchy, or as insiders put it "easier to sing along to.The lyrics of title track single are agreeably endearing and relatable, according to a Filipino critic scrutinizing the song. The tune is "about a girl who intimately confides to her friend and genuinely expresses her inner sentiments about a boy."

Sunday, January 13, 2013


7:41:00 AM

For music lovers who enjoys the music of Bon Jovi this ones for you.  Bon Jovi released their latest single "Because We Can" and if you want catch their tour just check the dates below.  Here's more of the details about their latest single and tours, just read below.

Bon Jovi’s brand new single “Because We Can” blasts out to worldwide radio today at 7:00 a.m. (EST) and will be available on iTunes ( “Because We Can” is the first single from WHAT ABOUT NOW, Bon Jovi’s upcoming studio album, set for March 25th release on Universal Music. “Because We Can” was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Billy Falcon. Additional songs will be available prior to the March 25th album release date, these tracks will be eligible for an iTunes “Complete My Album.” The Official Bon Jovi App is available now for download:

Monday, January 7, 2013


7:27:00 AM

An update from the foreign music industry!  Read the details from the press release.

Italian teen group Il Volo is reaching more audiences with their repertoire becoming more mainstream each passing record or tour. The group recently released their sophomore album "We Are Love" which includes their version of Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" and U2's "Beautiful Day". They also recorded a composition by pop ballad hit maker Diane Warren, along with a duet with world-famous tenor Placido Domingo.

Released by MCA Music, "We Are Love" boasts a title cut that tightly embraces the identity of the Il Volo trio composed of Piero Barone (19), Gianluca Ginoble (17) and Ignazio Boschetto (18). The album was recorded in Los Angeles and Rome, co-produced by Grammy-winning producer Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

THE FRAY Live in Manila on November 10

7:00:00 PM

With big sprawling anthems and light-rock ballads, American rock band The Fray is set to take the stage for their first Philippine concert on November 10, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Colisuem as presented by That’s Ntertainment.

Six years since their massive breakthrough success of their debut record "How to Save a Life" in 2005, the band continued pumping sky-groping choruses and symphonic rushes. Colorado’s beloved quartet spawned the Grammy-nominated singles “Over My Head” and “How to Save a Life” off that record to the repeated success with hits “You Found Me” and “Never Say Never.”

‘BRING ME TO 1D’ Worldwide ‘Go1Den’ Ticket Competition

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One Direction are pleased to announce ‘Bring Me To 1D’, a global ‘Go1Den’ Ticket’ competition that will see winners jet to New York from all over the world to see the boys in concert at Madison Square Garden in December.

Go1Den tickets to the concert have been distributed worldwide and can be won in several ways. Tickets can be won in a variety of different ways in each country. They vary from completing challenges, creating content, answering questions to just plain pot luck.

Those who are lucky enough to win a go1Den ticket will be able to take a friend and parent/guardian to New York for an incredible sell-out show at Madison Square Garden on 3rd December. On the day after the concert, there will be an exclusive winners-only event, with activities planned and the opportunity to meet Liam, Niall, Louis, Harry and Zayn themselves.
Fans who wish to get their hands on a go1Den ticket should start paying close attention to One Direction’s official Facebook, Twitter and You Tube accounts, as there will be frequent special challenges in the next two months, some that will be region-specific. Go1Den ticket winners will be announced on the band’s official website as they win, so that fans can follow the story wherever it’s happening in the world.

Selling 12 million records worldwide in little over a year, One Direction have reached No.1 in 27 different countries. Their new album ‘Take Me Home’ will be released November 12th in the UK, while their single ‘Live While We’re Young’ became the fastest selling pre-order in history when it was announced in September.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


8:33:00 AM

It’s been eleven years since NO DOUBT’s last studio album, “Rock Steady” and seventeen since “Tragic Kingdom” produced the hits “Just A Girl” and “Don’t Speak”. This September 2012, American rock band No Doubt releases their fifth studio album, Push and Shove. The group’s natural camaraderie, not to mention the musical alchemy that occurs when these four friends reunite, is palpable throughout the band’s new album which is a supercharged blend of ska-rock, dancehall, and 80s electronic pop that will remind people why No Doubt has maintained its position as one of the most beloved and commercially successful acts of the past 20 years.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Meet the MOST WANTED Boys

8:56:00 AM

Few more weeks from and we will be able to watch UK's sexiest boy band, THE WANTED. This will be their first Manila concert and it will happen on September 14 at NBC Tent, Taguig City. So better grab your ticket now and watch this concert.

So while waiting for the big day let’s ‘meet’ the most wanted boys of THE WANTED:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

One Direction Reached 12 Million Sales

7:01:00 AM
Press Release

Band Presented With Special Disc To Celebrate Phenomenal Success
(photo credit: Chris Lopez)
One Direction have notched up an incredible 12 million sales worldwide in less than a year including 8 million singles, 3 million albums and a million DVDs. To celebrate this amazing success the band were presented with a special disc last night by Syco and Sony Music.

One Direction’s debut album ‘Up All Night’ has sold over 3 million copies worldwide and has hit No.1 in 16 different countries, including the USA where they became the first ever UK band to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard chart. The album is currently the top selling debut album of 2012 in the US.

In the USA ‘Up All Night’ has been certified platinum with over 1 million sales, whilst ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ has sold over 3 million copies in the US and 5 million worldwide. Their live DVD is also 3 x platinum in the US. In the UK ‘Up All Night’ is at double platinum status, whilst their DVD is the biggest selling music DVD of the year.

Liam from the band says: “We are obviously ecstatic and incredibly humbled by our award today. We have an incredible team of people around us who have helped us achieve this and above all we would like to thank our fans. We owe all our success to them.”

The band will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th, and have been nominated for two awards, Best Pop Act and Best Pop Video. They will play a special concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on December 3rd, before embarking on a sell-out worldwide tour in 2013. One Direction recently took home three awards at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards including Choice Music Breakout Group, Choice Music Star Group and Choice Summer Song for ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.

One Direction have just celebrated their two year anniversary, marking the time they came together at boot camp on the UK’s X Factor. The band are currently writing and recording their forthcoming second album.

Up All Night CD and Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD is now available in music stores nationwide. Only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

THE WANTED Is Coming to Manila!

6:39:00 AM

Kwento Ni Toto readers, here's a breaking news from the music industry!

BREAKING NEWS --- The sexiest boy band from the U.K., THE WANTED, is coming for a major concert in Manila! Catch The Wanted charmers Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan as they perform Live! on September 14, Friday, 8pm at NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. This exciting show is produced by MCA Music. Ticket details will be out soon. The Wanted brought us mind-blowing tunes like “All Time Low”, “Glad You Came” and the hottest summer single, "Chasing the Sun". They are the new U.K. group to bow in the Billboard Top 10 this year. Watch out as their sensational ditties and undoubtedly good looks will soon make fan girls swoon over the country.

The Wanted’s albums are out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via

Friday, July 6, 2012

KEANE's Strangeland

1:28:00 PM

Have you heard the KEANE?  Well, here is their latest album entitled Strangeland.  Check their album at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video and of course don't forget to listen to it.  Anyway more of the details here straight from the press release.

KEANE wanders on a new ‘Strangeland’ --- their latest album, that is. Strangeland (2012) is the fourth studio album by English alternative rock band Keane. It is their first full length album since Perfect Symmetry (2008), as well as the first to feature bassist Jesse Quin as an official member. Keane offers a refreshing sound through Strangeland. Helen Lear of The Music describes the new album as, “middle-of-the-road indie-pop”, and “pretty much what you would expect from Keane, but the tempo is noticeably more upbeat and the style more diverse than previous albums. It offers some more fun in a grown-up style that may attract new fans to take a listen." Strangeland features sixteen tracks such as the redemptive declamations of “Silenced by the Night”, the spirit-swelling “Neon River”, the bittersweet friendship song “Watch How You Go”, the electronica element of “Black Rain”, the narrative “Sovereign Light Café” and songs which are unmistakably ‘Keane’ like “Disconnected” and “Day Will Come” plus other promising tracks like “You are Young”, “On the Road”, “The Starting Line”, “In Your Own Time”, “Sea Fog”, “Run with Me”, “The Boys”, “It’s Not True” and “Strangeland” --- all of which are absolutely worth listening to. As what Keane drummer Richard Hughes stated, ‘Whatever it is that makes us ‘Keane’ – that invisible glue – is still there. And you can hear it all over Strangeland.’

Keane achieved mainstream success with the release of their debut album, Hopes and Fears, in 2004. The album won multiple awards and was the second best-selling British album of the year. Their second studio album, Under the Iron Sea, continued the band's success, topping the album charts in the UK and debuting at number-four on the Billboard 200 chart. In May 2008, both Hopes and Fears and Under the Iron Sea were voted by readers of Q magazine as among the best British albums ever, with Keane, The Beatles, Oasis and Radiohead as the only artists having two albums in the Top 20.

Keane’s new album STRANGELAND is out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I AM GIANT The Horrifying Truth

2:23:00 PM
L-R: Ed Martin, Shelton Woolright, Aja Timu, Paul Matthews

Press Release


On The Horrifying Truth, I Am Giant have bound together what they describe as “a collection of stories, thoughts, observations and exploration” into one cohesive and hard-hitting explosion of sound and melody. From first song ‘Purple Heart’ to closer ‘After The War’, the sharp lyrical themes draw the listener into the band’s own experience of a growing awareness of mortality and the slow loss of innocence. And yet, I Am Giant have produced an album fuelled by a youthful idealism, not despite but because of the hard learned lessons that are a reality of modern life. The Horrifying Truth is pure, unadulterated rock, with its heart on its sleeve and an unquenchable fire in its soul.

The London-based quartet is comprised of English vocalist Ed Martin, sticks-man Shelton Woolright (formerly of multi-platinum selling band Blindspott), bassist Paul Matthews (formerly of Auckland outfits Stylus and Tadpole) and veteran guitar-slinger Aja Timu, the last to join the IAG line-up.

‘And We’ll Defy’ is the first single from I Am Giant’s much anticipated debut. Bassist Paul Matthews explains “‘And We'll Defy’ is a song about the human need to believe in and belong to something that can define and guide us and about how vulnerable and easily led we can become as a consequence.”

The album also includes all three of I Am Giant’s hit singles from their 2010 City Limits EP – ‘City Limits’, ‘Neon Sunrise’ and ‘Living The Crash’ – all of which hit the top two spots on The Rock FM’s national airplay charts, and have had combined sales in excess of 15,000, not to mention videos featuring world surfing champion Kelly Slater, champion skater Tony Hawke and some of the world’s best extreme athletes.

The Horrifying Truth was recorded with acclaimed Australian alt rock producer/engineer Forrester Savell between Sony Studios in Sydney, and Forrester’s studio at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne between January and April 2011, and was co-produced by bassist Paul Matthews and drummer Shelton Woolright.

Live the band are a force to be reckoned with, as countless audiences around the world can attest. From headlining sold-out NZ tours, Big Day Out Auckland and Sydney, and Homegrown, to Tiger Translate parties in Vietnam, Camden Barfly, Levi’s Hong Kong, Quiksilver World Pro Bali, Big Night In Singapore, Viper Room LA, Mercury Lounge New York, British Surf Champs and supporting Taking Back Sunday in the UK, I Am Giant have cut their teeth and tested their mettle on some of the world’s hottest stages.

This June and July, I AM GIANT is scheduled for Australian and Asian tour. Their Asian tour includes the Philippines, which is set on July 9 to be held in Hard Rock Café (Makati City).

‘Chasing the Sun’ with THE WANTED

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THE WANTED charmers Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes are back to make fan girls swoon over the globe again. The British-Irish boy band who brought us mind-blowing singles like “All Time Low”, “Glad You Came” and “Gold Forever” presents us with their latest offering --- a self-titled Special Edition EP called The Wanted. The album comprises material from The Wanted's two studio albums, The Wanted (2010) and Battleground (2011), plus the new songs “Satellite” and "Chasing the Sun". The latter is set to be the theme song for this year’s Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. No other song in the world could have been more apt this rainy season than this hot new single. How could you go wrong with lyrics like ‘When the daylight’s fading, we’re gonna play in the dark till it’s golden again’? --- definitely an awesome tune to break the drizzly weather in Manila.

The Wanted Special Edition EP features ten tracks; all of it is world-class contemporary pop music. The three singles we know already: No. 1 Digital Single “All Time Low”, electro rave thriller “Gold Forever” and the monster Europop summertime No.1, “Glad You Came”. From the exhilarating electro-pop of “Invincible” to the tormented strings of “Warzone” and the throbbing electronics of “Mad Man”, “Chasing the Sun” and “Lose My Mind”, the album twists unexpectedly between both the epic and atmospheric through the soulfully acoustic tune of “Heart Vacancy” and the sheer euphoria of their own brand of future-pop, best summed up in the single “Lightning”.

The Wanted have already achieved four Top Five singles and two Number Ones, been viewed a staggering 30 million times on YouTube and sold over 400,000 copies of their debut album upon its release last October. Watch out as their sensational ditties and undoubtedly good looks will soon rock fan girls over the Philippines.

THE WANTED SPECIAL EDITION EP is out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Temper Trap’s Sweet Success

9:26:00 PM

Another few updates in the music industry.  I do hope you'll to read this about the Temper Trap.

Press Release
“Sweet disposition… never too soon…,” croons The Temper Trap lead vocalist Dougy Mandagi in a memorable scene from the 2009 film, “500 Days of Summer”. The Temper Trap achieved a sweet success with their single, “Sweet Disposition”, as it opened enough doors for them to nearly sell out a UK tour and win several awards at the 2010 ARIA Music Awards and mind you, a BRIT Award as Best International Breakthrough Artist in 2011.

Fast track 2012, the Australian indie rock band is back and has just released their new self-titled album, The Temper Trap. The album was recorded at the famed Sound Factory in Los Angeles, with producer Tony Hoffer, who’s worked with the likes of Beck, M83 and Phoenix. It is the band's first album as a five-piece since Joseph Greer was added as a permanent member of the band. In an interview with NME, lead guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto revealed that the record has lyrics inspired by last summer's London riots and the end of singer Dougy Mandagi's relationship. ‘There are lots of different moods on the record, some of it is very bright and some of it is more melancholic. When we started writing it felt a bit darker, but over time the songs took on a new life and recording in California meant some of the sun definitely seeped in.’, states Sillitto.

The Temper Trap album includes twelve tracks that boast of flawless melodies like the soulful tunes “Trembling Hands”, “The Sea Is Calling” and “Miracle”; the acoustic rhythm “Rabbit Hole”; the crushing rock surges of “Never Again” and the lead single “Need Your Love”; the pulsating beats of “London’s Burning”, “Where Do We Go from Here”, “Leaving Heartbreak Hotel” and “This Isn’t Happiness” as well as the pure anthemic revelry of “Dreams” and “I’m Gonna Wait”.

The Temper Trap’s core members are Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, Toby Dundas on drums, Lorenzo Sillitto on lead guitar and Joseph Greer on keyboards and guitar. The band brought us the hottest singles from the UK Album Chart such as “Sweet Disposition” from the OST of 500 Days of Summer, “Love Lost”, “Science of Fear” and “Fader”.

THE TEMPER TRAP is out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via

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