Collider, the nine-minute ‘astounding and subtly euphoric techno slayer’ (DJ Mag) - the dark, beating heart of the Mercury-nominated Immunity, is released as the next single from Jon Hopkins and is available to buy digitally now. ‘Collider – Remixes’, featuring mixes from Pangaea, Karenn and Objekt will be available on 12” (RUG562T) and Digital (RUG562D) from 24th February 2014. A one-track download of the Pangaea remix will be available from December 9th.
Watch the accompanying video, directed by Tom Haines,HERE.
Tom Haines explains the video: “Jon's music has a transportive quality, which can be blissful and expansive, but can also be internal, and more aggressive, and Collider is at this end of the spectrum. We wanted to create an internal journey, which was unflinching, singular and claustrophobic and at the same time liberating. The video is like a voodoo ceremony, where the lead character dances herself into frenzy, and through the dance gains access to a parallel dimension; it's her unfurling thoughts, her dislocated mind, and hints at something more apocalyptic - an end game for her and us.”
An Extended Edition of Immunity featuring videos and remixes will be available exclusively through iTunes from 9th December. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. "We Disappear"
2. "Open Eye Signal"
3. "Breathe This Air"
5. "Abandon Window"
6. "Form By Firelight"
7. "Sun Harmonics"
9 "Open Eye Signal (Happa remix)”
10. "Open Eye Signal (Lord Of The Isles remix)"
11. "Open Eye Signal (Luke Abbott remix)"
12. "Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing remix)"
13. “Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring)”
14. “Collider (Pangaea Remix)”
15. Open Eye Signal
16. Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring)
Jon Hopkins has just completed a US tour and is currently on his way to perform dates in Australia. Jon will be back in London to play his biggest UK show to date at The Forum in Kentish Town on 22nd February, with Daphni, Objekt and Luke Abbott. Tickets are available here. Jon Hopkins has also been announced to perform on Saturday 7th June at Field Day Festival in London. Full dates are as follows:
7th December - Perth, Australia @ The Bakery
12th December - Melbourne, Australia @ The HiFi
13th December - Victoria, Australia @ Meredith Festival
14th December - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
Quasi have invited a whole host of acts including Hookworms and Sky Larkin to join them at various point on their UK tour. It all kicks off on December 5th in Bristol and Quasi will also be supporting Kurt Vile at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 11th. More information can be found below.
Quasi recently released their album Mole City, and those that pre-ordered the album also received the ‘Covers’ EP that includes Sam and Janet’s take on Queen, Marvin Gaye, Black Sabbath and Elvis Costello & The Attractions. As with all things Quasi, a cover is not just a cover and you can now hear their growling, fuzzy interpretation of Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’. Listen HERE.
Mole City is available on CD (WIGCD312), LP (WIGLP312) and digitally (WIG312D) now. Order HERE
Below are the tour dates, and you can find the ticket links HERE
Franz Ferdinand release a Right Action remix bundle on the 2nd of December. Available digitally (RUG533D3), the bundle includes a variety of remixes from luminaries such as Liv Spencer (one half of the legendary Still Going), Matias Aguayo, Zero Set (Franz engineer Mark Ralph’s alter ego) and Optimo Record’s Golden Teacher.
Right Action was the first single taken from Franz Ferdiand’s highly acclaimed fourth album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’.
Listen to the Liv Spencer Rework of Right Action HERE.
Earlier this year The Pastels finally returned with a long-awaited new record, Slow Summits. ‘Kicking Leaves’, one of the key tracks, slaloms fantastically in and out of focus, Katrina Mitchell's vocal gliding along Craig Armstrong's majestic string arrangement.
The video was shot by Blair Young at The Forest Of Black. Watch it below:
"’Kicking Leaves’ is sunblind chill in Fall, or maybe the cool warmth of late Spring, depending on which hemisphere you're standing in right now. If it's Autumn where you are, every breath trails white as quiet colours collide in the beam of your vision. This moment of transformation is one The Pastels have always captured well, when you're see-sawing between states, just before diving in with typical boldness and bravura (the strings skirling around the song's coda capture that giddy moment of uncertainty perfectly).
“The Forest Of Black respond with a beautiful film of many parts: double-exposures that gently psychedelicise Glasgow landscapes; sudden bursts of saturated energy like the 'closed-eye vision' celebrated by Stan Brakhage, "the shapes and colours we see when our eyes are closed," as Fred Camper explains. But the kinetic drive of the treatments also reminds me of other pioneers of experimental film form, like Margaret Tait, Marie Menken, Rose Lowder and Cecile Fontaine, whose beautiful filmic visions present new ways of seeing, tender buttons of exploration and inspiration, channelled by cinematic free radicals." - Jon Dale, Melbourne, November 2013
"They tell me I should be searching.
But I am only celebrating what I see.
I am searching for nothing.
I am happy." - Jonas Mekas
The Pastels will be playing a set at Mono in Glasgow on December 7th. You can read more HERE.
Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Bullet, on Monday January 20th2014, taken from their highly acclaimed, life affirming fourth album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’.
Bullet was produced by Prince House Rabbit, recorded in Scotland and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser.
The single is accompanied by a video directed by Glasgow School Of Art Alumni Andy Knowles, who has also shot videos for The Cribs, The Vaccines, Clinic and Peaches.
"I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy." – Andy Knowles
Having recently completed an extensive US tour and currently in Japan and Australia, Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a U.K. tour in 2014, their first full UK tour since the release of the album. Special guests will be announced soon.
Domino is proud to present the debut video from recent signings, The Amazing Snakeheads. The video was filmed at The Grand Ole Opry in Glasgow by Alan Parks.
Flatlining is the second single from the Glaswegian three-piece, and will be available from 20th January 2014 (RUG564D), with an exclusive B-side track, TheBullfighter. Flatlining is also available to purchase digitally now from iTunes, HERE.
Following their UK tour as special guests to the Jim Jones Revue, The Amazing Snakeheads are now on the road with Cerebral Ballzy as part of the NME Radar tour. The thirteen day tour will see them performing at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on November 21st.
We are very excited to announce that we are making the new music video for Jon Hopkins single 'Collider' on the Thursday 21st November and we need you!
A large part of the film is set in a nightclub and we are inviting fans of Jon's to come down to the London based venue and be a part of the video. You would be expected to be club goers in the club itself. dancing, chatting, drinking etc from approx 12pm - 11pm Thursday 21st November 2013.
It's a completely unique opportunity to appear in one of Jon's videos and we really wanted his fans to have the chance to be part of it.
If you are interested please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Collider Cast" in the subject giving us your name, contact details, D.O.B and a picture of yourself. Please note you must be 18 or over to apply.
Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce two special outdoor shows at Finsbury Park, London on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th May 2014.
Following the success of their fifth No.1 album ‘AM’ and their triumphant headline slot at Glastonbury this summer, Arctic Monkeys will undertake their biggest shows to date in The Capital. Joining them for these two shows will be very special guests Tame Impala, Miles Kane and new band Royal Blood.
The tickets for the 50,000 capacity shows will go on general sale on Friday 22nd November at 10am.
Austra have shared a video for their forthcoming single, Forgive Me, which will be released on 25th November. The video was directed by Claire Edmondson who also created the sexually charged, yet endearingly candid video for ‘Beat And The Pulse’. Austra’s Katie Stelmanis said the following about the video:
"A night-vision camera captures life in a dark park. Among the hidden corners and leaf-covered hideaways, people purge and absolve their sins through sexual liberation. We highlight a romance between a man and a woman who seek forgiveness from each-other: the only forgiveness that is of any importance. "
Forgive Me is the latest single to be released from Austra’s second album Olympia, and will be available as a three track digital bundle (RUG563) alongside two new tracks, Hopeless Place and Holy Place.
Austra will be back in the UK and Ireland next month to perform four shows including a show at KOKO in London on November 25th which is now sold out. Tour dates are as follows:
Olympia is an album of transformation; it presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band’s sound, structure and style. Olympia is also the first confessional record for the principal songwriter/vocalist, Katie Stelmanis, whose heartfelt lyrics touch on a range of sentiments that stem from a relationship ending, a relationship beginning, and friends' struggles with addiction and motivation.
Written and recorded in collaboration with members of Austra's touring band, the album takes influences from musical sources including South American wind ensembles, eastern folk music, 80s industrial and Chicago house. Olympia remains a pop record of deep layers and subtle gesture; one that requires patience to absorb the nuance to be found within its layers.
Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton, and they will be joined on this tour by Ryan Wosniak.