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PEAKING LIGHTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM COSMIC LOGIC ON WEIRD WORLD RECORDS

Peaking Lights | 18/08/14

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ALL WE ARE PLAY NEW TRACKS FOR R1 SESSION & ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

All We Are | 14/08/14

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More info over at Double Six.

 

AUSTRA SHARE VIDEO FOR 'DOEPFER'; 'HABITAT' EP OUT NOW

Austra | 06/08/14

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Following on from videos for EP tracks ‘Habitat’ and ‘Hulluu’, Austra are pleased to share a video for ‘Doepfer’. Directed by Adrienne Crossman and filmed in various locations around Toronto, the ‘Doepfer’ video premiered with THUMP today and can be viewed here.

Made up of footage taken in Toronto and Berlin, the video for Austra’s Doepfer acts as a disruptive visual meditation on the third released track from their Habitat EP. Accompanying the percussive-heavy dark synth soundtrack, the visual landscape of the video is made up of eerie footage of dark hallways, a dead mouse, silhouetted figures and mysterious textured surfaces, including a pixelated close up of billowing tin foil. As the music intensifies so do the visuals, with an increased frequency of anamorphic glitched disruption. Shot, edited and co-directed (with drummer Maya Postepski) by Adrienne Crossman, the video for Doepfer is a glance into the distorted intricacies of the band’s increasingly experimental musical nature.

Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a four-track EP, is out now on Domino. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12” here from Austra or download from iTunes.

AUSTRA TOUR DATES

08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

09-04 Leipzeig, DE - Taubchenthal

09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

09-06 Gdansk, PL - Soundrive Festival

09-14 Austin, TX - Stargayzer Festival

09-21 San Francisco, CA - Folsom Street Fair

10-17 Montreal, QC - SAT

10-18 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

10-20 Fredericton, NB - The Capitol Complex

10-23 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-24 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-25 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-28 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic ^

^ with Broken Bells 

 

JON HOPKINS FINAL IMMUNITY SHOW AT LONDON’S BRIXTON ACADEMY ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2015

Jon Hopkins | 05/08/14

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Having sold out four of London's most prestigious venues since Immunity's release last June, Jon Hopkins announces a final audio-visual special at the legendary Brixton Academy on 24th April 2015. The night promises to be a true celebration of the album, pairing Jon's performance with live re-edits of the stunning videos and visuals that have been the signature of this tour. This show is not to be missed.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday 7th August at 11am from the following link:

http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/jon-hopkins-3/

Tickets: £17.50 Early Bird, £19.50 Advance

Times: 7pm-11pm

 

Jon Hopkins is also curating a night at The Warehouse Project in Manchester alongside Jamie XX on Friday 12th December. The line-up includes a DJ set from Modeselektor as well as performances from John Talabot, Leon Vynehall, Pangaea, Jamie XX and Hopkins. This event is sold out.

Full live dates are as follows, with UK & Irish shows in bold:

6th August – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival

8th August – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival

9th August – Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival (Main Stage)

29th August – Pula, HR @ Dimensions Festival

6th September – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival Number 6

19th September – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall – SOLD OUT

1st October – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast – Co-Headline with Nils Frahm

24th October – Mexico City, MX @ Mutek.MX

26th October – Glendalough House, County Wicklow, Ire, Samhain Festival,

4th December – Brighton, Brighton Dome, UK

12th December – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project – SOLD OUT

24th April – London – Brixton Academy

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS SET TO RELEASE SCATTEGORIES AS NEXT SINGLE

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 05/08/14

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Following the release of their new album Wig Out At Jagbags at the beginning of the year, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are to release a new digital only single, ‘Scattegories’ on Monday the 29th of September 2014.

Lyrics for Scattegories are as follows:

Scattegories

scattegories categories

scum electrocrat

automatic war

party crash, with balderdash

and arms of mickeys big

gets them every time

memory escapes ALphasia

pictionary, nixon, kerry, condoleezas rics--scattered on the floor

mott the hoople 's got no scruples with those groupie dames--

mascara and rye

tempers will be "flaring' soon----

Prior to the single’s release, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will play the following dates:

Mon 25 August            Brighton Old Market

Wed 27 August            Newcastle Riverside

Thurs 28 August          Nottingham The Rescue Rooms

Fri 29-31 August          End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire

Sat 30 August              Liverpool Kazamier

 

BILL RYDER-JONES ANNOUNCES DECEMBER UK TOUR

Bill Ryder-Jones | 04/08/14

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Bill Ryder-Jones has announced a nine date co-headline UK tour this December with Saint Saviour (formerly of Groove Armada), including a show at the Tabernacle in London on December the 12th. The tour coincides with the release of the new album from Saint Saviour which Ryder-Jones has collaborated on and produced.

Ryder-Jones will also be performing a very special show in Manchester Cathedral as part of the Manchester Literature Festival on 9th October. Ryder-Jones will be joined by the Manchester Camerata in the first live performance of his landmark album If… Composed and recorded as a tribute to Italo Calvino’s playful, postmodern novel If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller, If… is a collection of cinematic songs that fuse exquisite strings and sublime orchestral movements with emotive, vocal led pieces.

Bill Ryder-Jones is currently working on the follow-up to last year’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, for release in 2015.

LIVE DATES

 

9th October – Manchester – Manchester Cathedral (Manchester Literature Festival)

2nd December - Cambridge - Portland Arms *

4th December - Stockton On Tees - Georgian Theatre *

5th December - Glasgow - Nice and Sleazy's *

6th December - Manchester - Deaf Institute *

8th December - Birmingham - Horse & Hounds *

9th December - Bristol - Lantern *

10th December - Brighton - Komedia Studio Bar *

12th December - London - Tabernacle *

13th December - Liverpool – Kazimier *

* = co-headline tour with Saint Saviour

 

FRANZ FERDINAND SHARE VIDEO FOR STAND ON THE HORIZON

Franz Ferdinand | 04/08/14

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Franz Ferdinand have revealed the new video to their new single, Stand On The Horizon , which is released through Domino. 

Directed by Karan Kandhari , the director of the award winning film Bye Bye Miss Goodnight and more recently The Vaccines Melody Calling video, the stunningly shot video is based around a live performance in an old-fashioned club. Kandhari said of the video:

An awkward look at innocence and experience.  An attempt to capture a sparkle in the melancholy and a warmth in the strangeness.  I hope people find it both sad and funny / hopeful and human.  We either achieved all of this, or totally failed and ended up with an alternative universe version of Franz Ferdinand.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the song is inspired by Alex’s time in Sunderland as a child, mentioning both the local Marsden Rock and South Shields Metro station.

This summer has already seen the band play a rapturous show at T in the Park, perform as part of this year’s Somerset House series in London and headline Fuji Rock in Japan. Currently playing festivals across Europe, the band head to South America for a run of shows in September.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: JUNIOR FINANCE ASSISTANT – APPRENTICESHIP

30/07/14

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Domino Recording Co. is recruiting for a junior finance assistant.    This is a full-time, one year Business Administration apprenticeship within the London office. The apprenticeship is run in partnership with DiVA, an independent training provider for creative media professionals.

As part of the finance team you will be responsible for the entry of some or all of the following onto our accounts system: purchase invoices received from suppliers; payments sent to suppliers and some bank statement transactions. There will also be other ad-hoc administrative duties to fulfil.

The role requires an ability to concentrate for long periods of time, meet internal deadlines and work under pressure.

As well as strong mathematical skills the successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills and impeccable attention to detail.

This is an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration which is equivalent to 2 A-Levels.

If the candidate excels during their one year apprenticeship, there is the potential of a future role in the Finance Department.

You can find more information here: http://bit.ly/1oFjUO3

To apply for this vacancy you must complete an application form and return this to kristie@divafilms.co.uk.

You can find an application form on the DIVA website - www.diversityinvisualarts.com/site/jobs

  

   Deadline for applications: 8th August 2014.

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE HAD TO HEAR AS LIMITED EDITION ORANGE 7INCH PLUS NEW B SIDE

Real Estate | 30/07/14

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On August 25th Real Estate will release new single ‘Had To Hear’ as a special limited-edition orange-colored vinyl 7”, backed with their new b-side, a cover of The Nerves’ ‘Paper Dolls,’ recorded in Chicago during the Atlas recording session. 

The band has also shared the official music video for ‘Had To Hear’, shot while on tour in Mexico City this June and directed by Richard Law. Watch it HERE

‘Had To Hear’ is from Real Estate's latest LP,  Atlas, which landed the band on Late Show with David Letterman, earned their third straight Pitchfork Best New Music and has appeared on numerous ‘Best of 2014 Thus Far’ lists. Following an appearance at Green Man Festival next month, the band will return to the UK in October, culminating in their biggest UK show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 29th. Tickets are on sale now.

 

Pre-order ‘Had to Hear’ now exclusively through Dom Mart HERE . Atlas is available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and as a digital download (WIG320D). Order through Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

Real Estate will be playing the following dates this year:

AUGUST

1st: San Francisco, CA, Amoeba Music (instore)

1st: San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore

2nd: Sonoma, CA, Gundlach-Bundschu Winery

3rd: Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst Atrium

4th:  Sacramento, CA, Harlow’s*

5th: Big Sur, CA, Woodist Festival

9th: Gothenburg, SWE, Way Out West

10th: Helsinki, FIN, Flow Festival

12th: Lecce, IT, Contronatura Festival

14th: St Malo, FR, La Route du Rock Festival

16th: Biddinghuizen, NE, Lowlands

17th: Brecon Beacons, UK, Green Man Festival

23rd: Los Angeles, CA, FYF Festival

SEPTEMBER

1st: Seattle, WA, Bumpershoot Festival

6th: Richmond, VA, Fall Line Festiva

18th: Asheville, NC, Orange Peel

19th: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle

20th: Athens, GA, 40 Watt

21st: Birmingham, AL, Bottletree

22nd: New Orleans,LA, One Eyed Jacks

24th: Louisville, KY, Zanzabar

25th: Champagne, IL,Pygmalion Festival

26th: Cincinnati, OH, Midpoint Music Festival

27th: Frederick, MD, Flying Dog Brewery

OCTOBER

1st: Pittsburgh, PA, Altar Bar

2nd: New York, NY, Terminal 5

5th: Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

11th:Mexico City, MX, Corona Capital Festival

12th:Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

20th: Cambridge, UK, Junction 2 (TICKETS)

21st: Liverpool, UK, Kazimier (TICKETS)

22nd: Dublin, IRE, O2 Academy (TICKETS)

24th: Birmingham, UK,The Institute (TICKETS)

25th: Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club (TICKETS)

26th: Newcastle, UK, Riverside (TICKETS)                                

28th: Brighton, UK, Komedia (TICKETS)

29th: London, UK, Shepherds Bush Empire (TICKETS)

NOVEMBER

22nd: Santiago, Chile, Primavera Fauna Festival

 

WHITE LUNG ANNOUNCE NEW UK DATES

White Lung | 29/07/14

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Not content with their assault on the UK earlier this year which included an incredible show at London’s 100 Club, White Lung will be back in November to play a string of dates.

Onstage, the ferocity of White Lung comes to life. Kenneth William’s guitar riffs combined with Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s relentless drumming and Mish Way’s roaring vocals create a spitting, merciless punk-rock machine. Added to this line-up is of course Hether Fortune, who has joined the band on live bass duties for the foreseeable future. The LA Times recently reviewed their live show, read that HERE.

Before then, the group will release ‘In Your Home’ on August 25th, the follow-up single to ‘Face Down’, both of which feature on their current album Deep Fantasy which was released earlier this year. 

 

Deep Fantasy is available to buy now from Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE

 
 

 

White Lung Live Dates:

SEPTEMBER

2nd: Great Scott, Boston, MA

3rd: Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

4th: DC9, Washington, DC

6th: Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh, NC

7th: The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL (w/Merchandise)

8th: 529, Atlanta, GA

9th: The End, Nashville, TN

10th: Subterranean, Chicago, IL

13th: Basilica Soundscape , Hudson, NY

NOVEMBER

3rd: Shacklewell Arms, London UK (Tickets)

4th: Green Door Store, Brighton UK (Tickets)

5th: Soup Kitchen, Manchester UK (Tickets)

6th: Stereo, Glasgow UK (Tickets)

 
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