The Bohicas | 25/11/14

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Fresh from the studio, where they’re currently recording their debut album The Bohicas return to the road with a special short tour of their homeland of Essex – the Swarm Over Essexxx dates kick off at Chinnery’s in Southend on the 8th of January, taking in Harlow, Colchester and Canvey Island. 

The Bohicas are four young men from Essex and the east London borderlands making ambitious and arresting rock 'n' roll.  The Swarm Over Essexxx Tour will provide a sneak preview of what’s to come in 2015, the release year of their debut album.

Check out the band’s videos for ‘XXX’ and ‘Swarm’ below and great live versions HERE.

Thursday the 8th of January         Chinnerys, Southend

Friday the 9th of January             The Square, Harlow

Saturday the 10th of January        Arts Centre, Colchester

Sunday the 11th of January          Oyster Fleet Hotel, Canvey Island

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Clang Bang Wallop What a Picture!

Clanger aka Cliff Hanger aka Clive Langer wants to be a pop star at the age of 60!

After 35 years of producing other people’s discs for other dreamers (including Elvis Costello, Madness, Morrissey, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Teardrop Explodes and most recently his new label mates The Amazing Snakeheads) it’s about time he got back to what he loved best.

So...he’s only gone and done it, started a rock and roll band, The Clang Group, with the legendary Roxy Music saxophonist Andy Mackay. 

The concept was conceived at a dinner in February 2014 in Bethnal Green with drummer Gregg Braden bemoaning the lack of stage action. These two musicians having a coincidental window decide to form a band there and then.

The Sensational Deaf School, Clive’s original band, have had a remarkable renaissance in the last few years, rejuvenating Clive’s love of playing his old guitar, with astonishing aplomb on this remarkable EP.  Twang Twang Twang!! Electric Twang Ooooh eeeh ooohy!! Clang Bangg Wallop! What a Picture!

Now for your aural perusal I have in my tremulous sweating hands The Clang Group EP making a Global Work Space for Aural Meeting!!

Which includes Clive revisiting the incredible Shipbuilding which he wrote with Elvis Costello for the 'godfather' Robert Wyatt. 


Suggs 2014

The Clang Group are Clive Langer (guitar + vox), Andy Mackay (sax), Gregg Braden (drums), John Wood (keys) and Malcolm Lunan (bass). The Clang Group EP will be available on Monday the 16th of February 2015 on 10” vinyl (RUG639) and digitally (RUGD639).  You can purchase the EP HERE.  Listen to lead track ‘Rhoda’ HERE.  Tracklisting is as follows:


1.   Rhoda

2.   Places And Things

3.   Breaking Out

4.   Shipbuilding




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Domino Recording Co. UK is searching for a Spanish Label Manager. This newly created position is based in Madrid working with our partners - Music As Usual for their Marketing & Promo Team. The successful candidate will work on all Domino releases as well as other Music as Usual label campaigns. This is a full-time role to support our global campaigns with local marketing plans, (digital / physical) and online promotions for both Spain and Portugal.  Spanish and English bi-lingual qualifications are required along with at least 1 year of music business experience.

The closing date is Dec 1, 2014

Please send your application (CV and Cover Letter in English) to:


*Responsible for the overall Spain and Portugal release including marketing plans and budgets.
*Set up each release in line with UK plans provided in collaboration with the local distributor.
*Collect local feedback about our campaigns and report back to the UK accordingly.
*Suggest marketing and promo spending, finding the right ideas for each campaign.
*Check to see that there is a promotion and touring plan in place as appropriate.

*Keep up with the UK digital release plans and adapt locally as needed
*Keep in touch with the KEY local digital retailers
*Keep in touch with the local streaming services and digital video channels 
*Suggest local digital marketing campaigns
*Work on the digital trade marketing with the UK digital team and local teams
*Work with Domino social media posts and adapt locally
*Coordinating the use of all our online tools (videos, streams etc.) inside each campaign

*Work on the online promotion locally along with the media team.
*As label manager, you must be aware of the promo activities and costs.
*In some cases, you will need to help the promo contact, meeting with artists on promo trips and on tours.



Bonnie Prince Billy | 13/11/14

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The newest single from Singer's Grave A Sea of Tongues is molten, set to burn like a classic torch song should-- in your ears and forever! On ‘New Black Rich (Tusks)’, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy collaborated with longtime songwriting partner Bryan Rich to create the ardent ballad.  The mood of ‘New Black Rich (Tusks)’ is circumspect at best compared to first single ‘Quail and Dumplings’. Where Quailanticipated a bright future, which salved for the hardness of the present times, the ‘New Black Rich’ solution for present-day ennui is stated in its first line: "I'll say goodbye before we meet". ‘New Black Rich (Tusks)’ is brooding, with the fiddle of Billy Contreras, Chris Scruggs' mandolin and Emmett Kelly's guitar adding depth and shadows. The B- side, ‘Black as Grace’, is exclusive to this 7 inch single and not found on Singer's Grave! While ‘New Black Rich (Tusks)’ holds itself up with a sense of formal structure, ‘Black As Grace,’ appears as if it's unravelling, with Bryan Rich's vocals dividing the sounds.

The video for ‘New Black Rich (Tusks)’ reveals a love story, one filled with longing and hope. Bonnie’s words unmistakably come to life and manifest as tusks, hidden within his beard. He dances slowly, longing for a partner with whom he can share his experiences. As darkness falls, Bonnie wanders into a speakeasy, his eyes fixated on a woman performing on stage. Her presence is soothing, as she also exhibits physical characteristics of a creature. Bonnie initially finds solace in his new companion, but is their similarity enough to create a lasting relationship? Or will his expectations and dreams of finding a complete partner shatter his reality? Watch how it unfolds in the video for ‘New Black Rich (Tusks)’, now on Aquarium Drunkard!

Watch "New Black Rich (Tusks)" Here!


Also, in London – as previously announced – Bonnie is inviting fans and passers-by alike to express their thoughts and create a “sea of tongues” on a new billboard poster on Broadway Market. It’s inspired by the artwork for his current album Singer’s Grace A Sea Of Tongues and he wants YOU to add to it.

For those of you too far away and/or lazy: Don’t fret! Visit HERE where we have recreated the environment to express yourself via the means of pixel & hand.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will embark on a European tour this month including two sold out shows at St John’s in Hackney on November 18th and 19th.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will be playing the following dates:

15 November: Gnration, Braga, Portugal

16 November: Teatro Sao Luiz, Lisbon, Portugal

18 November: St John’s, London, UK (SOLD OUT)

19 November: St John’s, London, UK (SOLD OUT)

20 November: AB, Brussels, Belgium

21 November: Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

22 November: BBMIX Festival @ Carre Bellefeuille, Paris, Fran


Purchase Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues HERE



Alexis Taylor | 10/11/14

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Alexis Taylor and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy are to release a Double A-Side on 1st December 2014, entitled ‘Am I Not A Weaker Soldier?’ The A-Side features Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy performing a version of Alexis Taylor’s track Am I Not A Soldier, taken from his recent Await Barbarians album, released this summer. The AA-Side features Alexis Taylor’s version of The Weaker Soldier, from Arise Therefore, Bonnie’s 1996 LP with Palace Music. 

The single will be available as a 7” (RUG629) which comes with a Download card featuring a remix of the original Am I Not A Soldier by Zongamin. The Digital Bundle (RUG629D) will also feature the remix.

Listen to the Zongamin remix of Am I Not a Soldier

Alexis Taylor will be playing his final show of the year on November 22nd at The Crypt Studio in Crouch End, London as part of The Local's 'The End' festival. Tickets are available HERE.

Await Barbarians - the recent album from Alexis Taylor - is a record whose warm tones draw you in, whose sequencing asks of the listener an uninterrupted session of close listening, and whose sound world reminds us of the pleasures of all that is quiet in music. It is rich in deep insight and profound feeling, a truly significant album by one of the country’s most continually arresting musicians. The album is available on CD (WIGCD334), standard LP (WIGLP334) and Digital (WIG334D). Click HERE to buy the album through Dom Mart and HERE through iTunes. 



Bonnie Prince Billy | 06/11/14

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From today until Tuesday November 18th, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will be gracing London’s Broadway Market with his majestic presence. Inviting fans and passers-by alike to express their thoughts and create a “sea of tongues”, Bonnie has created a huge billboard inspired by the artwork for his current album Singer’s Grace A Sea Of Tongues and wants YOU to add to it.

For those of you too far away and/or lazy: Don’t fret! Visit HERE where we have recreated the environment to express yourself via the means of pixel & hand.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will embark on a European tour this month including two sold out shows at St John’s in Hackney on November 18th and 19th.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will be playing the following dates:

15 November: Gnration, Braga, Portugal

16 November: Teatro Sao Luiz, Lisbon, Portugal

18 November: St John’s, London, UK (SOLD OUT)

19 November: St John’s, London, UK (SOLD OUT)

20 November: AB, Brussels, Belgium

21 November: Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

22 November: BBMIX Festival @ Carre Bellefeuille, Paris, Fran


Purchase Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues HERE



Panda Bear | 04/11/14

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Panda Bear will be performing live in the UK and Europe next March, with a show at The Brixton Electric in London on 4th March 2015.  Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

WED   04/03/15                 London              UK                   Brixton Electric

THU    05/03/15               Brussels           BE               Orangerie

FRI      06/03/15              Paris               FR               Gaité Lyrique            

SUN     08/03/15              Zeewolde         NL                Where The Wild Things Are Festival

TUE     10/03/15              Berlin              DE                Certain People @ Berghain

WED   11/03/15                Lisbon            Portugal         Teatro Maria Matos

THU    12/03/15                Braga             Portugal         GNRation


Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, or PBVSGR as the album has been referred to cryptically online over the past few months, is the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear. The album will be released via Domino on January 12th in the UK and January 13th in the United States.

Watch the video for Mr Noah, the album’s first single, directed by AB/CD/CD, below. The Mr Noah EP, a 4-song standalone EP featuring the single, plus 3 new tracks that will not be on the forthcoming album is available to buy and to stream now. The exclusive iTunes pre-order of the album will come with the EP as instant gratification tracks.

Noah has had a far-from-quiet few years since the release of his fourth solo record, 2011’s Tomboy. Since the breakout success of 2007’s universally-adored Person Pitch, each new Panda Bear release is a highly anticipated event, and a high-profile Daft Punk collaboration later (Doin’ It Right, from Random Access Memories), that’s more the case than ever.


Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper finds our hero leaving the airy minimalism of Tomboy and unpacking his sonic toolbox again, rearranging the multitude of his disparate influences into the ever-morphing concoction he refers to as “the soup.”

Old school hip-hop textures and production techniques meld with the intuitive, cyclical melodies he has become known for, for a sound that is at once dense and playful.

Recording for the album came together everywhere from El Paso, Texas, to a garage by the beach near his home in Lisbon, Portugal. In a relationship that already proved fruitful on Tomboy, Noah partnered again with Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember, this time in a more top-to-bottom production role.


Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper signifies a pivotal point for an artist who has proven he can continue to evolve while remaining at the top of his game. As Noah says, “It’s sort of marking change — not necessarily an absolute death, but the ending of something, and hopefully the beginning of something else.”


Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt and lithograph are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP.

For more information, head to the Domino website.


Visit Panda Bear’s new website and sign up if you dare. 


Mr Noah EP Tracklisting

  1. Mr Noah
  2. Faces In The Crowd
  3. Untying The Knot
  4. This Side Of Paradise


Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Tracklisting

  1. Sequential Circuits
  2. Mr Noah
  3. Davy Jones’ Locker
  4. Crosswords
  5. Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
  6. Boys Latin
  7. Come To Your Senses
  8. Tropic Of Cancer
  9. Shadow Of The Colossus
  10. Lonely Wanderer
  11. Principe Real
  12.  Selfish Gene
  13. Acid Wash


Wild Beasts | 04/11/14

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Today Wild Beasts have shared a video for ‘Palace’, the band’s forthcoming single which will be released on 24th November 2014. The video was filmed by Alex Turvey. Tom Fleming explains the concept behind the video:

‘The idea was to match the feel of a cheap game show with the content of a rather cruel psychological experiment. The content was unknown to us before the shoot; we were kept in a closed room until we were filmed, one by one, in a single take. What you see is us being introduced to the content for the first time and our genuine reactions to the objects and people involved. We wanted to make something that felt like an event and a sort of project, rather than what passes for a traditional music video.’

Present Tense – Special Edition, featuring the original album augmented by a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth, Sohn as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals, is available to purchase now.

Wild Beasts will be curating and headlining a special end-of-year event in Leeds entitled ‘Soft Future’, on December 11th. The band will perform live on stage at 9.45pm and the night will feature appearances from East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake, Fryars and Forest Swords (DJ). Tickets for ‘Soft Future’ are available HERE.

Wild Beasts will also be performing at the O2 in London as special guests to The National on 26th November. Full live dates are as follows:

November 5: V-Hall, Seoul, South Korea

November 7: Mongkol RCA, Bangkok, Thailand

November 8: Beep Studios, Singapore

November 9: The Bee, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia

November 12: Q4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

November 14: Tango, Beijing, China

November 15: QSW – Q Hall, Shanghai, China

November 21: Electronic Beats Festival, Leipzig, Täubchenthal, Germany (with Warpaint)

November 26: The O2, London, UK (with The National)

December 11: Canal Mill, Leeds, UK – Soft Future – with East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake, Fryars & Forest Swords (DJ)



Watch the band’s live performance of ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ filmed for NPR in Grand Central Station during their trip to the USA this summer, HERE.

Watch Wild Beasts perform 'Wanderlust', 'Mecca' and 'Daughters' at the recent Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, USA, HERE.



Owen Pallett | 04/11/14

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In Conflict, the title track from Owen Pallett’s critically acclaimed recent album, will be released as the next single on 15th December 2014.

The accompanying video was directed by Jason Last & Jaime Rubiano. Watch it HERE

Owen Pallett will return to the UK and Europe for a string of live dates this November and December, including a special show with chamber ensemble and special guests at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on December 3rd.

Orchid Tapes’ Foxes In Fiction will be supporting the EU tour (excepting Utrecht, Köln, London and Istanbul).

Full dates with ticket links, are as follows:

23.11.2014 Utrecht (NL), Le Guess Who Festival

29.11.2014 Köln (DE), Week-end Festival 

30.11.2014 Karlsruhe (DE), Jubez  

01.12.2014 München (DE), Feierwerk 

02.12.2014 Zürich (CH), Ziegel Oh Lac 

03.12.2014 London (UK), Queen Elisabeth Hall

05.12.2014 Amsterdam (NL), Muziekgebouw   

06.12.2014 Lyon (F), Epicerie Moderne 

07.12.2014 Helsinki (FIN), Tavastia 

09.12.2014 Leipzig (DE), Schauspiel Leipzig 

10.12.2014 Wien (A), Brut 

12.12.2014 Madrid (SP), Tclub 

13.12.2014 Barcelona (SP), Sala Apolo 

14.12.2014 Valencia (SP), Theatro La Rambleta 

16.12.2014 Oslo (N), Parkteatret 

19.12.2014 Istanbul (TK), Salon IKSV 



James Yorkston | 04/11/14

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James Yorkston is pleased to unveil the charming video for Guy Fawkes’ Signature. The bluesy spoken-word track features on his widely acclaimed new album, 'The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society' released earlier this year through Domino.

Watch the new video HERE

To accompany the new video, James is also pleased to unveil an exclusive remix of the track by Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite. Listen

It's been a very pleasing 2014 for James Yorkston thus far, following the release of his communal 'CRAWS' LP, and all the acclaim it garnered. James has just recently concluded a tour of the UK in celebration of its release. The shows, split between James performing live as part of a duo or with an expansive band featuring many of the album's glittering players, including a suitably jubilant headline date at London's Dingwalls.

To conclude 2014, James Yorkston headlines his annual London Christmas Show, this year at Winterville (Speigeltent, Victoria Park). Tickets are available now for £14.10 from here

James Yorkston will also be live in session with Lauren Laverne on 6 Music on 5th December.

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