Grizzly Bear, Me’Shell, Gil Scott-Heron, Muthawit and?

NZ alternative singer/pianist, LEILA ADU is in the company of the some of the world’s most exciting artists, old and new, on the URB ALT Sampler-Dos…

It’s a bit of a coup that URB ALT have pulled it off but the Album Length FREE Download ‘URB ALT Sampler-Dos’ is hot off the press today: “The licensing of the songs took 3 months to settle due to the inclusion of several large indie label artists.” — URB ALT Blog


- Indie darlings Grizzly Bear (Warp Records)
- Rock soul superstar Me’Shell Ndegeocello
- The legendary Gil Scott-Heron from his standout new album on XL Recordings
- Frizz Records Songster Art Terry
- Ikey Owens of MARS VOLTA live track from his band Free Moral Agent
- Avant Rawk Orchestra Muthawit ft. Boston Fielder
- Intense rockers from South Africa BLK JKS
- AND MORE….California King, Divisible, Downtown Records, Ezekiel Jiminez, Fat Transfer, Mercer Street Records, No Bra, Paris Suit Yourself, Secretly Canadian, Swallowing the Seas, The Dolldaze, Toro y Moi, Uninterrupted, URB ALT, Warp Records, XL Recordings

“the sampler is an internet link to introduce the world to many of the banging artists that participate in the URB ALT community and elsewhere.” — SUB CENTRIC Blog


DARK JOAN T-Shirts with original Illustration from outrageous cartoonist J. Homersham Now AVAILABLE from the Frizz Shop

— NEW IMPROV ALBUM out March 2010 - Live at Shoreditch ChurchHannah Marshall, Gianni Mimmo, Leila Adu & Nicola Guazzaloca on Amirani Records

— Live To Air — LEILA ADU & THE DON’Ts on the Hello Goodbye Show LONDON’s RESONANCE 104.4FM, 3 April 2010, midday UK time, global streaming:

LEILA ADU & THE DON’Ts @ THE VORTEX, 3 April 2010 – London trio with internationally reknowned improv/punk officionados, the infamous John Edwards – bass & Steve Noble – drums (Rip Rig & Panic)

In the midst of shows around the world to support her latest album ‘Dark Joan’ hot off the press late 2009 on Frizz records recorded by Steve Albini (Joanna Newsome, PJ Harvey) LEILA ADU plays in London one-night-only at the Vortex in Dalston. Her new album is coming out in 2010 on Italian National Radio lablel Tracce (other releases Robert Wyatt, Anthony Braxton, Matthew Shipp) with percussionist Daniele De Santis from Italy, who will be joining LEILA ADU at the Vortex. With support from stompin’ swamp blues one-man-dance-band Tom Rodwell. Also, a rare chance to see a piano solo from top London improviser and Toop, Zorn & the Slits sidekick, Steve Beresford

— CONFIRMED NZ Concerts in NZ Music Month incl. the San Francisco Bathhouse with David Long, Jeff Henderson & Crown Julz & 24 Carats, 2 May 2010

— Feature VIDEO – Cover of Jimi’s Manic Depression, URB ALT Jimi Hendrix Tribute Concert @ Galapagos Artspace, Brooklyn, New York, Dec 2009