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PATRICK WATSON SHARES ' LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS' VIDEO + LIVE DATES

Patrick Watson | 13/08/15

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Patrick Watson has released a brand new video for ‘Love Songs for Robots’, the title track from his latest album out now via Domino. The video, directed by Academy Award-nominated Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, can be watched now.

Lavis and Szczerbowsk describe the film as “our attempt to create the sort of film Martians might make for humans, if those Martians had only observed us from afar.” The piece is inspired by the sculpture and ballet of the avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer, with choreography and dance by Mistaya Hemingway (La La La Human Steps).

Watson has also announced further live dates in the UK and Europe for the autumn including a new London headline date at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday November 11th. Tickets for all dates are on sale now and listed below with UK and European dates in bold :-

August 20  Pully, CH, For Noise Festival

August 21  Biddinghuizen, NL, Lowlands Festival

August 22  Brecon Beacons, UK, Green Man Festival

September 4  Vlieland, NL, Into de Great Wide Open

September 5 Vlieland, NL, Into de Great Wide Open

September 6  Maastricht, NL, Bruis Festival

September 24 Nashville, TN, Exit/In

September 25  Urbana, IL, Pygmalion Festival#

September 26  Cincinnati, OH, Mid Point Music Festival

September 28 Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall

September 29 Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theatre

September 30 Winnipeg, MB, Garrick Centre

October 2  Edmonton, AB, The Starlite

October 5  Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom

October 6  Errington, AB, Errington War Memorial Hall

October 8  Seattle, WA, The Crocodile

October 9  Portland, OR, Doug Fir

October 11  San Francisco, CA, The Independent

October 13  Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom

November 10  Oxford, UK, O2 Academy

November 11  London, UK, Islington Assembly Hall

November 12  Manchester, UK, Gorilla

November 14  Hamburg, DE, Knust

November 15  Cologne, DE, Luxor

November 16  Berlin, DE, Heimathafen

November 18  Eindhoven, NL, Effenaar

November 19   Arras, FR, Theatre

November 20  Gent, BE, Vooruit Theatre

November 22  Lyon, FR, Epicerie Moderne

November 23  Strasbourg, FR, La Laiterie

November 25  Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso

November 26  Paris, FR, Casino de Paris

November 28  Lisbon, PO, Mexe Festival

November 29  Porto, PO, Casa de Musica

December 11  New York City, NY, Irving Plaza

December 12  Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts

 

Love Songs For Robots was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains, “I wanted to make a science fiction R n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in. “I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.” Watch the official video for “Places You Will Gohere and see below for track listing.

Watson composes, performs and records his albums with his full band of almost a decade, which includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass). The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson and his band have performed to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival as well as with full orchestras in Amsterdam and Montreal. Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson himself has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for “The Walking Dead” and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film “Everything Will Be Fine”, where he performed the songs “Cynical World” (an original for the film) and “Lighthouse.” 

Love Songs For Robots is available on iTunes. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be found along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

LOVES SONGS FOR ROBOTS TRACKLIST

1. Love Songs for Robots
2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
3. Bollywood
4. Hearts
5. Grace
6. In Circles
7. Turn Into The Noise
8. Alone In This World
9. Know That You Know
10. Places You Will Go

 

ALEX G ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM BEACH MUSIC RELEASED 9TH OCTOBER, STREAM NEW SONG 'BUG' NOW, ANNOUNCES UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Alex G | 13/08/15

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Philadelphia’s Alex Giannascoli aka Alex G is pleased to announce his forthcoming new full-length album and his first for Domino, Beach Music, on October 9, 2015.  Listen to the album’s debut track ‘Bug’ below and get more info on the album here www.sandyalexg.com

Beach Music was written and recorded in Giannascoli’s apartment, between the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, during breaks from touring with the likes of Speedy Ortiz, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Elvis Depressedly. While its predecessors often came in uninterrupted bursts—from his head to his Bandcamp page in a matter of hours and days—Beach Music was shaped in part by Giannascoli adapting to life as a touring musician. Songs were written within months of one another rather than all at once, with influences ranging from noise music to piano-based laments to Southern rock to the rhythmic focus of techno—whatever he happened to be most interested in at the time. “Every song is coming from a different place,” he says. “It branches off in all these directions, but it has its own sound. It’s not something I do intentionally, but I’m the common thread."

The album, his seventh full-length, follows on from previous beloved albums DSU (Orchid Tapes), Trick, and Rules, which have led to a fervent cult fan base, a number of Artist To Watch designations from outlets such as Fader and Rolling Stone, and a dedicated live audience who sing along with every word.

Beach Music is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe coloured vinyl with exclusive Alex G Live at The Headroom bootleg LP, limited edition cassette (exclusive to Bandcamp), CD, and digital download. 

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Beach Music track listing

01. Intro

02. Bug

03. Thorns

04. Kicker

05. Salt

06. Look Out

07. Brite Boy

08. In Love

09. Walk

10. Mud

11. Ready

12. Station

13. Snot

Alex G will support the release of Beach Music with a run of UK and European headline dates during October including a London headline date at The 100 Club on Tuesday October 20th before returning to the US for further dates in support of Title Fight and Girlpool. UK and EU headline dates are below in bold:-

Sat Aug 15 || Sayreville, NJ || Starland Ballroom #

Thurs Oct 8  || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right - album release show

Tues Oct 13 || Berlin, Germany || Berghain, Kantine || TIX

Wed Oct 14 || Haldern, Germany || Haldern Pop Bar || FREE ENTRY

Thurs Oct 15 || Paris, France || Le Pop Up du Label || TIX

Fri Oct 16 || Rotterdam, Netherlands || V11 || TIX

Sat Oct 17 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique Witloofbar || TIX

Mon Oct 19 || Manchester, UK || Night & Day || TIX

Tues Oct 20 || London, UK || 100 Club || TIX

Thurs Oct 22 || Columbus, OH || Strongwater #

Fri Oct 22 || Buffalo, NY || Waiting Room #

Sat Oct 24 || Toronto, ON || Not Dead Yet Fest

Sun Oct 25  || Grand Rapids, MI || The Pyramid Scheme #

Mon Oct 26 || DeKalb, IL || The House Café #

Tues Oct 27 || Minneapolis, MN || Triple Rock Social Club #

Wed Oct 28  || Bloomington, IN || The Bishop

Thurs Oct 29 || Nashville, TN || The End #

Fri Oct 30 || Memphis, TN || Hi Tone Cafe $

Sun Nov 1 || St. Louis, MO || The Firebird $

Mon Nov 2 || Kanas City, MO || The Record Bar $

Tues Nov 3 || Springfield, MO || Outland Ballroom #

Wed Nov 4 || Oklahoma City, OK || 89th Street Collective #

Thurs Nov 5 || Dallas, TX || The Door #

Sat Nov 7 || San Antonio, TX || The Pager Tiger &

Mon Nov 9 || Houston TX || Fitzgerald’s &

Wed Nov 11 || Atlanta, GA || Purgatory - The Masquerade &^

Thurs Nov 12 || Durham, NC || Duke Coffeehouse &^

Fri Nov 13 || Baltimore, MD || Ottobar &^

Sat Nov 14 || Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church &^

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

http://www.sandyalexg.com 

 

HOT CHIP SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘STARTED RIGHT’

Hot Chip | 12/08/15

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Hot Chip have released a video for new single ‘Started Right’, taken from the band’s critically applauded new album, Why Make Sense? Watch the video now.

 

The new video – directed by Rollo Jackson – finds ‘Started Right’s deliciously warped funk brought to life through its spiritual calling – karaoke – as Alexis Taylor’s tender-hearted lyrics find a new spotlight through the video’s colourful visuals.

Watch the live performance of ‘Started Right’ on Conan O’Brien HERE.

The band also featured as takeover guests in July on BBC 6 Music – listen back to the show HERE.

Following a sold out UK and European tour, the band are currently wrapping up their North American dates which included two sold out nights at New York’s Webster Hall where the band were joined by the likes of David Byrne, Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem) and Sinkane. The band will also continue their run of summer festivals following a lauded headline slot on the West Holts stage at Glastonbury.    

On top of the band’s live dates, front man Alexis Taylor has also announced his only solo show of the year playing the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of David Byrne's Meltdown Festival on August 24th as a co-headline with ’The Sand Man’ himself - the great Alabama artist Lonnie Holley. Taylor will also be performing as part of the William Onyeabor ‘Atomic Bomb’ live show at Meltdown on August 20th.

Forthcoming Hot Chip live dates are as follows with UK dates in bold, including a recently confirmed second headline date at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on Friday October 23rd. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia (all dates except London), Lonelady (London, 22nd October only):

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia) (SOLD OUT)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia) (SOLD OUT)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady) (SOLD OUT)

Fri 23 Oct – UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy

Fri 27 Nov – Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sacadura 154

Sat 28 Nov – Brazil, São Paulo, Sonar São Paulo

Tue 1 Dec – Uruguay, Montevideo, Montevideo

Thu 3 Dec – Argentina, Buenos Aires, Sónar Buenos Aires

Sat 5 Dec – Chile, Santiago, Sónar Santiago

Mon 7 Dec – Colombia, Bogotá, Sónar Bogotá

 

Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).

You can purchase the album from Dom MartHERE and via iTunesHERE. Watch the videos for Huarache Lights (HERE) and Need You Now (HERE).

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:

1. Burning Up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS APPRENTICE

10/08/15

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Domino Recording Co is seeking an International Promotions Apprentice to join the International Department based in the London office.

This is an interesting and varied role that will offer a good introduction to the specific skills needed to work in promotions and international.  The International Promotions Apprentice will provide support to the International Promotions Manager.  The ideal candidate is familiar with Domino's output, aware of its history and will complement the company culture.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Setting up and accurately maintaining promo schedules.
  • Arranging phoners, email interviews and tour promotion.
  • Keeping accurate records of promo activities.
  • Collecting information and assisting with creation of reports.
  • Cataloguing and filing press clips.
  • Assisting with general admin tasks.

The preferred candidate would demonstrate the following skills:

  • A passion for music, especially independent artists and labels.
  • Strong interest in media, ideally with some experience in this area.
  • Strong administrative, time management, organisation and planning skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and scrupulous record keeping.
  • A professional manner with superior communication skills both verbal and written.  Computer competencies are an advantage.
  • Pro active and problem-solving approach to challenges.
  • Responds calmly to pressure and is able to prioritise workload.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people and is diplomatic and tactful in all dealings.
  • Is open and trustworthy.
  • Works collaboratively with others and enjoys working in a team.

To apply:
Please complete the application form HERE on or before August 28th, 2015. 

The completed application form should be sent to applications@divafilms.co.uk

 

DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCES NEW UK + EU TOUR DATES

Ducktails | 05/08/15

Image: Ducktails press photo by Rob Kulisek

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has announced a new run of UK and European headline dates for November and December, including a London date on Wednesday 18th November at Bush Hall. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

The new dates support the release of acclaimed new album, St. Catherine. Stream the album in full HERE and watch the Mac Demarco-featuring video for single ‘Surreal Exposure’ HERE.

New Ducktails headline dates are as follows with the UK and European dates in bold: -

05/08 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
06/08 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo ^
07/08 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
09/08 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
28/08 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *
28/08 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
29/08 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
30/08 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
01/09 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
02/09 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
04/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
06/09 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

12/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
13/11 Brighton, UK – Patterns
14/11 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
15/11 Glasgow, UK - Nice N Sleazy
16/11 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
17/11 Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
18/11 London, UK - Bush Hall
19/11 Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ Botanique
20/11 Paris, France - Le Batofar
21/11 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
22/11 Basel, Switzerland – Kaserne
23/11 Dijon, France - Deep Inside
24/11 Montpellier, France - Le Rockstore
25/11 Barcelona, Spain - Sidecar
26/11 Madrid, Spain – Boite
30/11 Toulouse, France - Le Saint des Seins (+ Kelley Stoltz)
01/12 Lyon, France - Le Sonic
02/12 Zurich, Switzerland – Exil
03/12 Milan, Italy - Biko
04/12 Rome, Italy – Monk
05/12 Bologona, Italy - Covo
07/12 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
09/12 Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
10/12 Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen

^ with Itasca

* with Regal Degal

St. Catherine, the fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine.

The Julia Holter-featuring “Church” and “Heaven’s Room,” see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate – channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility.

St. Catherine is out now on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

 

GEORGIA STREAMS EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM, RELEASED ON 7TH AUGUST 2015

Georgia | 04/08/15

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Georgia’s eponymous debut album, released on Friday 7th August, is available to stream in full now, HERE.

Written, performed and produced by Georgia in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

 

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.

You can watch clips of Georgia in her studio talking through each track on her album, HERE.

Georgiawill be available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 5 instant grats - Intro, Move Systems, Be Ache, Nothing Solutions and Digits.

Tracklisting:

 

  1. Intro
  2. Kombine
  3. Be Ache
  4. Nothing Solutions
  5. Hold It
  6. Digits
  7. Cab Ride
  8. Tell Me About It
  9. Move Systems
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals
  11. GMTL
  12. You

Following Georgia’s headline performance at Electowerkz, she will be playing two shows in New York this week as well as a Rough Trade West instore in London on 10th August (access is by wristband only – more info here). Georgia will also be supporting Hot Chip on their October UK tour – dates as follows:

Mon 3 Aug – USA, New York, Elvis Guesthouse

Thu 6 Aug – USA, New York, Brooklyn, Baby’s All Right

Mon 10 Aug – UK, London, Rough Trade West instore

Thu 20 Aug – Poland, Krakow, Blonia

 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy*

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre*

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland*

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

*with Hot Chip

 

BOB MOSES SHARE NEW SINGLE, 'TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH’

Bob Moses | 03/08/15

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Ahead of the release of their debut album, Bob Moses now announce details of a brand new single – ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ – due to impact alongside the album on September 18th on Domino.

Having premiered Sunday on Pharrell Williams’ Beats 1 radio show OTHERtone, ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ sits at the heart of the Canadian duo’s upcoming album.  Following in the footsteps of earlier critically acclaimed single ‘Talk’, the new single demonstrates the bands unique ability to combine guitar lead songwriting and stirring electronic production to mesmerizing effect.

Currently on tour across the globe, in August Bob Moses will return to UK shores to play a one off show at The Lexington ahead of the release of their debut album on September 18th.  From there, they will take on an extensive tour of the USA throughout September. Please see full tour dates below.

‘Days Gone By’ is released on Septmber 18th. Preorder the album via iTunes HERE, via Dom Mart HERE and stream via Spotify HERE.

 

 

Bob Moses Live Dates:

August

01/08 - MoMA PS1 - New York, US

02/08 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal, Canada

13/08 - Sunkissed - Oslo, Norway

15/08 - Chill Out Festival - Turkey

19/08 - Symbiosis Festival - Oakdale, CA, USA

* 20/08 - Lexington - London, UK *

22/08 - Hinterhof - Basel, Switzerland

26/08 - Musikaliska - Stockholm, Sweden

27/08 - Heart - Ibiza, Spain

23-27 August - Decibel Festival - Seattle, WA

September

30/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

01/10 - U Street - Washington, DC

02/10 - Jonny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA

03/10 - Sinclair - Boston, MA

04/10 - The Fairmont - Montreal, CA

06/10 - CODA - Toronto, CA

08/10 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

09/10 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN

10/10 - CRSSD - San Diego, CA

11/10 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO

14/10 - Imperial - Vancouver, CA

15/10 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR

17/10 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA

20/10 - Echo Plex - Los Angeles, CA

21/10 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

23/10 - Three Links - Dallas, TX

24/10 - Red 7 - Austin, TX

25/10 - Rudyards British Pub - Houston, TX

28/10 - Hi-Ho Lounge - New Orleans, LA

29/10 - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA

30/10 - Warehouse - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

31/10 - The Garrett - Miami, FL

November

01/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

 

LA PRIEST ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER UK HEADLINE TOUR + NEW VIDEO

LA Priest | 27/07/15

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Following the release of the acclaimed debut album Inji, LA PRIEST – the project of former Late Of The Pier front man Sam Dust – has announced a run of UK headline dates for November including London’s Heaven on Thursday 19th November. Tickets for all dates are on sale Wednesday 29th July at 9am. Further live dates will be announced soon. 

Coinciding with the announcement, LA PRIEST has released a new video for Inji’s opening track, ‘Occasion’, again directed by Dust and long-time collaborator Isaac Eastgate with whom he worked on the videos for singles ‘Oino’ (watch HERE) and ‘Learning To Love’ (watch HERE).

Forthcoming LA PRIEST live dates are as follows with the new UK headline dates and Glass Animals support dates in bold:

 

Thu 13 Aug                 Sweden           Gothenburg                 Way Out West

Fri 14 Aug                   Norway           Oslo                             Oya Festival

Fri 04 Sept                  Ireland             County Laois               Electric Picnic Festival

Sun 06 Sept                Wales              Portmeirion                 Festival No. 6

Sun 13 Sept                UK                   Isle of Wight                Bestival

Wed 04 Nov                Iceland            Reykjavik                    Iceland Airwaves

Tue 10 Nov                UK                   Brighton                     Patterns

Wed 11 Nov               UK                   Birmingham               Hare V2

Sat 14 Nov                 UK                   Manchester                Soup Kitchen

Sun 15 Nov                UK                   Leeds                          Beacons Metro @ Headrow House

Tue 17 Nov                UK                   Glasgow                     Broadcast

Thu 19 Nov                UK                   London                       Heaven

Fri 20 Nov                  UK                   Nottingham                The Space @ Contemporary

 

 

Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition.

From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of ‘Oino’, the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year (watch the video HERE), to ‘Learning To Love’ (watch the video HERE), the record's gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and ‘Occasion’ (watch the video HERE), a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn.

If it doesn’t conform it’s because it’s not supposed to.w

Inji is available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) now and includes the singles ‘Oino’, ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’ and ‘Lady’s In Trouble With The Law’. Buy the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Inji Tracklisting:

1.     Occasion

2.     Lady's In Trouble With The Law

3.     Gene Washes With New Arm

4.     Oino

5.     Party Zute / Learning To Love

6.     Lorry Park

7.     Night Train

8.     Fabby

9.     A Good Sign

10.  Mountain

 

LOU BARLOW ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO LP, BRACE THE WAVE, OUT SEPTEMBER 4TH - WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER NOW

Lou Barlow | 22/07/15

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Lou Barlow has announced a new solo album, Brace the Wave, due out September 4th via Domino. His first solo release in six years, it comes as a follow-up to 2009's Goodnight Unknown and marks the third release under his own name. You can hear snippets of various album tracks -- along with commentary from Barlow himself -- in a new album trailer streaming below.

The album is currently available for pre-order via iTunes , with a special Dom Mart only version featuring an original Lou Barlow Polaroid "selfie" inserted into the artwork.

Barlow's extensive and celebrated discography includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and his first solo endeavour, Sentridoh. Most comfortable writing uncomfortable songs, Brace the Wave finds the songwriter exploring yet another transitional period in his life. Tracks like “Redeemed”," "Wave," and "Moving" employ his early methods of tuning his ukulele down low and writing during the recording process, while album tracks "Lazy" and "C&E" are traditional-style folk songs that he performed live in the studio. The album was recorded in about six days with Justin Pizzoferrato (who also worked on Dinosaur Jr.'s BeyondFarm, and I Bet on Sky) in Easthampton, MA, which Barlow now calls home after seventeen years in LA.



Currently on tour with Dinosaur Jr., Barlow will celebrate the release of Brace the Wave with a string of solo dates kicking off on September 8th in the US and arriving in the UK for a London show at Hoxton Bar And Grill on the 5th of October- see below for a full list of upcoming shows.

Tour Dates:
8/9: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
9/9: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
10/9: Philadelphia, OA @ Johnny Brenda's
11/9: Washington, DC @ DC9
22/9: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
23/9: San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co.
24/9: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
25/9: Pioneertown, CA @ Desert Stars
26/9: Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer (early show)

30/9: Sugarfactory,  Amsterdam

1/10: Doornroosje - Nijmegen

2/10: Trix - Antwerp

4/10: Paris - FMR

5/10: London - Hoxton Bar + Kitchen


Brace the Wave Tracklist:
     
  1. Redeemed
        2. Nerve
        3. Moving
        4. Pulse
        5. Wave
        6. Lazy
        7. Boundaries
        8. C & E
        9. Repeat

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE ALBUM RELEASE LIVE DATES + FURTHER TOURING

The Bohicas | 21/07/15

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Following last week’s launch of their new single and video Swarm, The Bohicas today announce further live shows in celebration of the release of their debut album ‘The Making Of’ on Friday the 21st of August.  The band will be performing a number of instores* and a handful of special provincial headline shows around album release as follows:

Thursday 13th August               UK                   Banquet, New Slang, The Hippodrome Kingston*

Friday 14th August                    UK                   Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

Saturday 15th August               UK                   Bedford, Esquires                                        

Sunday 16th August                  UK                   Brighton, Hope & Ruin

Monday 17th August                UK                   Guildford, Boileroom                                     

Monday 24th August                UK                   Rough Trade East*                                            

Tuesday 25th August                 UK                   Rough Trade Nottingham*                             

Wednesday 26th August           UK                   RISE Bristol*

The band have also added 2 Irish shows to their extensive tour in October – the band’s full touring schedule is now as follows:

Sunday 26th July                        Japan               Fuji Rock Festival

Friday 31st July                         UK                   Camp Bestival

Saturday 1st August                   UK                   Kendal Calling

Sunday 2nd August                     UK                   Y Not Festival

Thursday 13th August                        UK                   Banquet, New Slang, The Hippodrome Kingston*

Friday 14th August                 UK                   Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms                  

Saturday 15th August                      UK                   Bedford, Esquires                                       

Sunday 16th August             UK                   Brighton, Hope & Ruin                                          

Monday 17th August            UK                   Guildford, Boileroom                                 

Saturday 22nd August                Netherlands      Lowlands Festival

Monday 24th August            UK                   Rough Trade East*                                            

Tuesday 25th August              UK                   Rough Trade Nottingham*                             

Wednesday 26th August                  UK                   RISE Bristol*

Thursday 27th August               UK                   Leeds Festival

Saturday 5th September                         UK                   Festival No. 6

Sunday 6th September               Jersey               Jersey Live Festival

Saturday 12th September           UK                   Bestival

Friday 2nd October                   UK                   Norwich, Arts Centre

Saturday 3rd October                 UK                   Birmingham, Institute

Sunday 4th October                   UK                   Manchester, Sound Control

Monday 5th October                 UK                   Sheffield, Leadmill

Wednesday 7th October                        UK                   Edinburgh, Electric Circus

Thursday 8th October               UK                   Liverpool, Loft Arts Club

Friday 9th October                    UK                   Leeds, Wardrobe

Sunday 11th October                 UK                   Oxford , Bullingdon

Monday 12th October               UK                   Leicester, Musician

Wednesday 14th October          UK                   Bristol, Thekla

Thursday 15th October                      IRELAND        Dublin, Academy 2

Friday 16th October               N. Ireland       Belfast, Voodoo

Sunday 18th October                 UK                   Southend, Chinnerys

Monday 19th October               UK                   London, Tufnell Park Dome

Wednesday 21st October                       France              Paris, Point Ephemere

Thursday 22nd October             Belgium            Brussels, Botanique

Friday 23rd October                  Spain                Madrid , Moby Dick

Saturday 24th October               Spain                Barcelona, Razzmatazz           

Thursday 29th October             Germany          Hamburg, Molotow Bar

Friday 30th October                  Germany          Berlin, Kantine am Berghain 

The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast and shiny. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel. 

You can pre-order the band’s debut album ‘The Making Of’ now via Domino Mart and iTunes. See the band’s website for ticketing details - http://live.thebohicas.com. You can pre-order a signed copy of the album with your UK gig tickets as an optional extra - £8 for the CD or £18 for the deluxe LP (plus P&P).

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE FRESH BLOOD (NO SKIN VERSION) OUT FRIDAY JULY 24, WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘VISION’

Matthew E. White | 21/07/15

Image: MEW_VisionStill

Matthew E. White has shared a new music video for ‘Vision’ from his album Fresh Blood released earlier this year on Domino.  The groovy, horn-driven track gets a heartwarming film treatment from filmmaker Clara Aranovich  and features Edi Gathegi (Twilight, Justified, X-Men) and Caitlin Stasey (Reign, Please Like Me, Neighbours). Nowness, who co-produced the video, is streaming it on their site HERE.

Of the Vision music video, director Clara Aranovich says:

This track captivated me immediately upon first hearing it on an indie radio station in LA and I knew instantly I wanted to direct a music video for it. I’m generally more drawn towards narrative videos and had been doing some research into the life experiences of the visually impaired (believe it or not, it was not the title "Vision" that inspired the idea of exploring blindness but rather a coincidence). The song lends itself so beautifully to the growth and conclusion of a complete story that the writing process was breezy. And, as is the norm with me, what started as an intimate realistic story turned into something a bit absurd and surrealist and about so much more for me.”

The Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary released his second album Fresh Blood to widespread acclaim earlier this year, earning accolades like “excellent” from NPR Music, “delightfully warm” (Spin), “hot-buttered gorgeousness” (The Evening Standard), and “a delicious second helping” (The Guardian). 

Matthew E. White will continue touring this summer in support of Fresh Blood.

Live dates are as follows:

29-07 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern

30-07 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light

31-07 Nashville, TN- The Stone Fox

01-08 St.Louis, MO - The Luminary Centre For The Arts

02-08 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern

04-08 Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe

05-08 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

06-08 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall

07-08 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade

08-08 Washington DC - DC9

14-08 Malmo, Sweden – Malmofestivalen

20-8 Powys, UK – Green Man Festival

25-9 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival

25-10 London, UK – Barbican Centre (The Songs of Lee Hazlewood)

27-10 Aarhus, Denmark – VoxHall

28-10 Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

10-28 Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

 

DUCKTAILS STREAM NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE

Ducktails | 20/07/15

Image: Ducktails - St. Catherine artwork

Stream Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails new album St. Catherine now at Noisey HERE.


St. Catherine is the fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine.

The Julia Holter-featuring “Church” and “Heaven’s Room,” see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate – channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility.

 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

Watch the “Headbanging in the Mirror” video: http://smarturl.it/Headbanging

Listen to “Headbanging in the Mirror” here: http://smarturl.it/HeadbangingSC

Watch the “Surreal Exposure” video: http://smarturl.it/SurrealExposure

Listen to “Surreal Exposure” here:  http://smarturl.it/SurrealSC

Ducktails tour dates:

07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schuba's ^
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch ^
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo  ^
08-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
08-09 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^

08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *

08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *

08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *

08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *

09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *

09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *

09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *

09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

^ with Itasca

* with Regal Degal

 

ELLLIOT SMITH'S SELF-TITLED SOPHOMORE ALBUM CELEBRATES 20 YEARS, EXCLUSIVE ALBUM BUNDLES ON SALE NOW

Elliott Smith | 20/07/15

Image: Elliott Smith

This July see’s the 20th anniversary of the now seminal, sophomore album by Elliott SmithTo celebrate, we are having a massive sale on all of Elliott Smith’s albums. Whether you are discovering Smith’s work or a long-term fan filling in gaps, this is a one off opportunity to pick up some serious bargains. All albums on sale on LP & CD and exclusive bundles available.

The self-titled, 10-track masterpiece went under the radar at the time of release, but has been retrospectively lauded by press and fans alike. Kicking off with; ‘Needle In The Hay’ – used in the Wes Anderson film ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, this record is an extremely personal and intimate outing from the now legendary singer-songwriter.

The raw potential on display in Heatmiser (the group where Smith cut his musical teeth) and ‘Roman Candle’ (Smith’s debut solo record) reaches its full fruition on ‘Elliott Smith’. Baroque tinged melodies and dreamy chord progressions are the order of the day and we hear a very candid and emotionally charged Smith throughout.

'Needle In The Hay', taken from the his self-titled sophomore album, is streaming below with Roman Candle available from Dom Mart now HERE and From A Basement On The Hill available now HERE.

Available on LP & CD and exclusive bundles. 

 

THE BOHICAS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'SWARM', ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES

The Bohicas | 14/07/15

Image: The Bohicas - Press

The Bohicas release Swarm, their razor-sharp new single, on Friday the 21st of August, alongside the release of their debut album, entitled ‘The Making Of’.  Watch the riotous Chris Turner-directed video for Swarm below. 

The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast and shiny. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel.

You can pre-order the band’s debut album ‘The Making Of’ now via Domino Mart and iTunes.

The Bohicas are playing at the following festivals and venues this summer and autumn, including a headlining London show at The Tufnell Park Dome on Monday the 19th of October, see the band’s website for ticketing details - http://live.thebohicas.com. You can pre-order a signed copy of the album with your UK October gig tickets as an optional extra - £8 for the CD or £18 for the deluxe LP (plus P&P).

Friday 17th  July                      UK                  Truck Festival

Saturday 18th July                   Ireland             Longitude Festival

Sunday 19th July                     Belgium           Dour Festival

Sunday 26th July                     Japan               Fuji Rock Festival

Friday 31st July                       UK                  Camp Bestival

Saturday 1st August                 UK                  Kendal Calling

Sunday 2nd August                  UK                  Y Not Festival

Saturday 22nd August              Netherlands     Lowlands Festival

Thursday 27th August             UK                  Leeds Festival

Saturday 5th September           UK                  Festival No. 6

Sunday 6th September             Jersey              Jersey Live Festival

Saturday 12th September         UK                  Bestival

Friday 2nd October                  Norwich          Arts Centre

Saturday 3rd October              Birmingham     Institute

Sunday 4th October                 Manchester     Sound Control

Monday 5th October               Sheffield          Leadmill

Wednesday 7th October          Edinburgh        Electric Circus

Thursday 8th October             Liverpool        Loft Arts Club

Friday 9th October                  Leeds               Wardrobe

Sunday 11th October               Oxford             Bullingdon

Monday 12th October             Leicester          Musician

Wednesday 14th October        Bristol             Thekla

Sunday 18th October               Southend         Chinnerys

Monday 19th October            London           Tufnell Park Dome

Wednesday 21st October         Paris                Point Ephemere

Thursday 22nd October           Brussels          Botanique

Friday 23rd October                Madrid                        Moby Dick

Saturday 24th October             Barcelona        Razzmatazz   

Thursday 29th October           Hamburg         Molotow Bar

Friday 30th October                Berlin              Kantine am Berghain

 

JULIA HOLTER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS"; SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘FEEL YOU’; ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Julia Holter | 09/07/15

Image: WIGLP341

Have You In My Wilderness, released on 25th September 2015, is the fourth full length album by Los Angeles artist Julia Holter and her most intimate album yet. Recorded in her hometown over the last year and once again crafted with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Cole Greif-Neill, the album follows 2013's Loud City Song and two much-lauded previous titles - Ekstasis (2012) and Tragedy (2011). 

Album opener, ‘Feel You’, is the first single from Have You In My Wilderness, also released on 25th September 2015.  Watch the video below now.

Have You in My Wilderness was written from the heart – warm, dark and raw – and explores love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar in pop music, Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic, with some of the most sublime and transcendent music she has ever written. Like Holter’s previous albums, Have You in My Wilderness is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians.

Have You in My Wilderness is also Holter’s most sonically intimate album, with her vocals front and centre in the mix, lifted out of the layers of smeared, hazy effects. The result is striking: clear and vivid, but disarmingly personal. 

Have You In My Wilderness will be available on CD (WIGCD341), Digital (WIG341D) and LP (WIGLP341). For a very limited period the vinyl LP will come with a photographic print signed by the artist, via Dom Mart only. The album is available to pre-order with an instant grat of ‘Feel You’. Pre-order from Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The album tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Feel You
  2. Silhouette
  3. How Long?
  4. Lucette Stranded On The Island
  5. Sea Calls Me Home
  6. Night Song
  7. Everytime Boots
  8. Betsy On The Roof
  9. Vasquez
  10. Have You In My Wilderness

Julia Holter will be touring the UK and Europe throughout October and November with a London show at Islington Assembly Hall on 12th November. Additional tour dates in the US, Asia and Australia will be announced soon. Live dates with ticket links are as follows:

27-Oct Ziegel Oh Lac Zurich SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele Theatre Munich GERMANY      

29-Oct Brotfabrik Frankfurt GERMANY      

30-Oct Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg GERMANY                              

01-Nov Tavastia Helsinki FINLAND        

02-Nov Etablissemanget Stockholm SWEDEN        

03-Nov Parktheatret Oslo NORWAY       

04-Nov Vega Copenhagen DENMARK      

05-Nov Berghain Berlin GERMANY                              

07-Nov November Music Den Bosch NETHERLANDS                                  

09-Nov Komedia Brighton UK      

10-Nov The Lantern @ Colston Hall Bristol UK      

11-Nov Glee Club Birmingham UK      

12-Nov Islington Assembly Hall London UK      

13-Nov The Hug and Pint Glasgow UK      

14-Nov Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK                              

16-Nov  New Morning Paris FRANCE          

17-Nov AB Club Brussels BELGIUM       

18-Nov Biekorf Brugge BELGIUM       

19-Nov Le Guess Who? Festival Utrecht NETHERLANDS           

 

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK STREAM NEW ALBUM INSTRUMENTALS 2015 IN FULL, RELEASED 17TH JULY ON DOMINO

Flying Saucer Attack | 09/07/15

Image: Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals 2015 artwork

Flying Saucer Attack release Instrumentals 2015, their first album in 15 years on Friday the 17th of July 2015. Stream the album in full worldwide now HERE via NPR.

Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, using guitars only on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album that will appeal both to FSA diehards and those wholly unfamiliar with the outfit’s recorded output. 

The 15 tracks on Instrumentals 2015 present an impressionistic narrative which transports the listener through the excoriating dronescapes and rueful introspection of the album’s early pieces to the more redemptive cadences of the its closing half. Given its sense of momentum, maintained through Pearce’s thoughtful sequencing, this is an album that should be experienced in its entirety, the better to appreciate its deliberate emotional arc. 

Instrumentals 2015 will be available on CD (WIG351), digitally (WIGD351)) and on double heavyweight vinyl, tip on sleeve with downloads (WIGLP351), featuring an etching by Rachel Coe, who was previously a member of Flying Saucer Attack and is currently in Movietone.  The cover artwork is by David’s sisters Erin and Tamsin.  You can pre-order Instrumentals 2015 from Dom Mart, iTunes and your local quality record store.

Domino will be issuing a vinyl repressing of classic Flying Saucer Attack albums in the future, news to follow shortly.

#fsa2015 

Everything Changes Everything

 

DUCKTAILS SHARES VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘SURREAL EXPOSURE’ FEATURING MAC DEMARCO, NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE RELEASED 24TH JULY

Ducktails | 08/07/15

Image: Ducktails Surreal Exposure video

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has released the video for new single, ‘Surreal Exposure’ from forthcoming album St. Catherine, out July 24 on Domino. Watch the Richard Law-directed ‘Surreal Exposure’ video, which finds Mondanile and fellow musician Mac DeMarco spending a quality summer afternoon together by the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens - an apropos setting for the summery nature of the Ducktails album.

The video follows the release of ‘Headbanging In The Mirror’, the first track to be shared from the album; further affirming Mondanile’s melodic lilt is at its most honest and vibrant amongst the new material.

Watch the ‘Headbanging in the Mirror’ video HERE

Listen to ‘Headbanging in the Mirror’ HERE

Watch the ‘Surreal Exposure’ video HERE

Listen to ‘Surreal Exposure’ HERE

St. Catherine, his fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Ducktails also recently announced a summer headlining North American tour that begins later this month. Find all dates below.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine

The Julia Holter-featuring ‘Church’ and ‘Heaven’s Room’ see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate – channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

Ducktails tour dates:

07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schuba's ^
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch ^
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo  ^
08-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
08-09 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^

08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *

08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *

08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *

08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *

09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *

09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *

09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *

09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

^ with Itasca

* with Regal Degal

Ducktails online:

Official site – http://www.ducktails.org

Twitter – http://twitter.com/mattmondanile

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ducktails/78029223987

 

FFS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF LONDON FORUM SHOW

FFS | 06/07/15

Image: FFS Announce

Following their recent sold out show at The Troxy, FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have announced details of a further London show at The Forum.

The show takes place on Tuesday September 8th 2015. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 10th July via www.gigsandtours.com.

Having recently played a closing headline set on Sunday on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury and a sold-out show at the Art School in Glasgow, the band continue their European tour over the summer.

They also return to the UK for shows in Glasgow and already sold-out gigs in Manchester and this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. The dates are as follows:

 

JULY

7th                                Genova                     Goa Boa Festival

10th                              Trencin                       Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                 Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                     Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                         Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                          Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

15th                              Japan                         Hostess Club All-Nighter    

20th                              Lausanne                   For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                        Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                  Festival Theatre SOLD OUT

25th                              Manchester              Albert Hall – SOLD OUT

22nd                             Biddinghuizen           Lowlands Festival

26th                              Glasgow                    Barrowlands

28th                              Paris                            Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

2nd                               Zurich                         Summer Odyssee

3rd                                Treviso                                    Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                   We Are Next Festival

8th                                London                      Forum

10th                              Copenhagen           Tivoli

12th                              Berlin                          Lollapalooza

Tickets for the Glasgow Barrowlands show from www.gigsinscotland.com. Tickets for the Forum show from www.gigsandtours.com

 

LA PRIEST SHARES VIDEO FOR 'LEARNING TO LOVE', DEBUT ALBUM INJI OUT NOW

LA Priest | 02/07/15

Image: LA Priest announcement

LA PRIEST – the project of former Late Of The Pier front man Sam Dust – follows this week’s release of acclaimed debut album Inji with a brand new video for its latest single, ‘Learning To Love’. Watch the video now below.

Filmed around Dust’s remote habitat in rural north Wales and in collaboration with director Isaac Eastgate, ‘Learning To Love’ proves real the LA PRIEST fever dream in its visual decadence, combining the good and evil of LA PRIEST’s sonic spectrum with a dizzying array of high frequency visions. 

Inji is also streaming in full now via http://learning-to-love.com

Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition.

Recorded over a reclusive period spanning five years following the disbandment of Late of the Pier in which Dust travelled the world, did scientific research, worked on the creation of a number of new inventions and produced several secret musical projects, Inji is a record that has its own logic and exists in its own time zone.

From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of ‘Oino’, the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year (watch the video HERE), to ‘Learning To Love’, the record's gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and ‘Occasion’, a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn.

If it doesn’t conform it’s because it’s not supposed to.

Inji is available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) now and includes the singles ‘Oino’, ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’ and ‘Lady’s In Trouble With The Law’. Buy the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

 

Inji Tracklisting:

 

1.     Occasion 

2.     Lady's In Trouble With The Law 

3.     Gene Washes With New Arm 

4.     Oino 

5.     Party Zute / Learning To Love

6.     Lorry Park 

7.     Night Train 

8.     Fabby 

9.     A Good Sign 

10.  Mountain 

 

Forthcoming LA PRIEST live dates are as follows:       

                                  

Fri 03 Jul          NL                    Amsterdam      Pitch Festival

Sat 18 July      Belgium            Dour                Dour Festival            

Thu 13 Aug     Sweden          Gothenburg     Way Out West

Fri 14 Aug       Norway           Oslo                 Oya Festival

Fri 04 Sept       Ireland             County Laois   Electric Picnic Festival

Sun 06 Sept    Wales              Portmeirion      Festival No. 6

Sun 13 Sept    UK                   Isle of Wight    Bestival          

Wed 04 Nov    Iceland             Reykjavik         Iceland Airwaves

 

FFS SHARE DETAILS OF NEW SINGLE ‘CALL GIRL’, OUT 14TH AUGUST

FFS | 01/07/15

Image: FFS Announce

FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have announced details of a new single, Call Girl.

Released on Friday 14th August 2015 and recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London with Grammy-award winning producer John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi), it’s taken from their recently released much-acclaimed self-titled album.

Having made their UK live debut with a brace of sold-out shows at the Art School in Glasgow and The Troxy in London and a closing headline set on Sunday on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, the band continue their European tour over the summer.


 

They return to the UK for shows in Manchester and Glasgow and an already sold-out show at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. The dates are as follows:

 

JULY

2nd                               Amsterdam               Melkweg – SOLD OUT

4th                                Dinan                          Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                            Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                     Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                         Summer Odyssee

10th                              Trencin                       Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                 Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                     Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                         Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                          Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

15th                              Japan                         Hostess Club All-Nighter    

20th                              Lausanne                   For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                        Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                  Festival Theatre SOLD OUT

25th                              Manchester              Albert Hall – SOLD OUT

22nd                             Biddinghuizen           Lowlands Festival

26th                              Glasgow                    Barrowlands

28th                              Paris                            Rock En Seine Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                    Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                   We Are Next Festival

10th                              Copenhagen           Tivoli

12th                              Berlin                          Lollapalooza

 

Tickets for the Glasgow Barrowlands show from www.gigsinscotland.com

 

BOB MOSES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM "DAYS GONE BY"

25/06/15

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Canadian duo Bob Moses today announced that they’ll be releasing their debut album “Days Gone By” on Domino on September 18th 2015.

 The highly anticipated full-length debut will feature 10 original tracks, including their current and critically acclaimed single “Talk.” To accompany the announcement of their album “Days Gone By” and forthcoming European shows (dates below), the duo also premiered the official video to “Talk” today via PigeonsandPlanes.com. Directed by Andreas Arvidsson and Robin Asselmeyer, and shot in Sweden, the mysterious video details the story of a young woman facing life- changing decisions – you can watch the video HERE.

Recently, Bob Moses announced a handful of summer dates, returning to London for shows at Fabric on the 10th of July and a headlining show at The Lexington on the 20th of August.  The duo will be touring extensively this autumn and winter.

 Occupying the fertile ground between organic band land and an all-electronic production project, Bob Moses draw on the two poles to vividly resonate across both. A duo with an individual name, Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance’s musical endeavor plays with this kind of duality all over their impressive debut album.

 Alternating between brooding dance-floor burners and moments of reflective, downbeat repose, “Days Gone By” is a record that’s not in a rush to get to its destination, preferring to subtly, slowly seduce rather than sway and swagger into submission, weaving a rich spectrum of sensation over the course of its ten tracks.

 The balance of man and machine is a delicate dance that Bob Moses have realized with their debut, and “Days Gone By” is a dazzling exploration of discreet, personal moods that engages and eventually engulfs, tastefully coalescing dance music’s giddy rush with more timeless, introspective song craft. Borrowing from both but slaves to neither, as a result the record is equally effective headphone listening, as it is deft club euphoria.

 “We were never happy just making music on guitars,” says Tom Howie of the organic-electronic sound of Bob Moses, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Canada duo he formed with partner Jimmy Vallance. “Our live show combines what a DJ does with a rock band,” Vallance adds. “Everything flows together in a continuous mix for the dance-floor, but it’s all our own original music, with live vocals and guitar. Then again, we came out of a scene that was trying to change what dance music is – that pushed beyond the expected sonic spectrum.”

 A Domino Mart exclusive, limited edition of “Days Gone By” is available for pre-order here, featuring silver vinyl and a download code with two additional two bonus tracks.   Be sure to catch the trailblazing duo live on the following tour dates this Summer and Autumn.

Buy the album via DomMart HERE

Preorder the album via iTunes HERE

 Live Dates:

 27th June - Watergate,Berlin

28th June - Keisgrube,Neuss

2nd July - Heart,Ibiza

4th July - Pitch,Amsterdam

5th July -Paradise City,Belgium

8th July - DC10,Ibiza

11th July – Fabric, London

12th July - Nuba, Paris

23rd July - Block Club, Tel Aviv

25th July –RiminiSeaport,Italy

26th July -Tomorrowland,Belgium

31st July - Output Roof,New York(Sold Out)

1st August – MoMA PS1,New York

2nd August - Osheaga Festival,Montreal

 

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK SHARE NEW SONG, "INSTRUMENTAL FOUR"

Flying Saucer Attack | 25/06/15

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Flying Saucer Attack are making Instrumental 4 from their forthcoming album available to stream  - listen to Instrumental 4 HERE

Instrumentals 2015, the first Flying Saucer Attack album in 15 years, will be released on Friday the 17th of July 2015.  Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, using guitars only on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album that will appeal both to FSA diehards and those wholly unfamiliar with the outfit’s recorded output. 

The 15 tracks on Instrumentals 2015 present an impressionistic narrative which transports the listener through the excoriating dronescapes and rueful introspection of the album’s early pieces to the more redemptive cadences of the its closing half. Given its sense of momentum, maintained through Pearce’s thoughtful sequencing, this is an album that should be experienced in its entirety, the better to appreciate its deliberate emotional arc.

You can pre-order Instrumentals 2015 from Dom Mart, iTunes and your local quality record store.

Some early praise for Instrumentals 2015:

Heart flutteringly beautiful’ – The Wire
A shimmering thing….that fervently calls the faithful’ – Record Collector
Pearce creates cadenced passages that alternate between mellow minimalism and gusty bursts of feedback’ – 8/10 Uncut

 

DOUBLE SIX PRESENTS ‘LA VIE EST BELLE / LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM PETITE NOIR ON 11TH SEPTEMBER

Petite Noir | 23/06/15

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Double Six are pleased to announce the debut album release by Yannick Ilunga, AKA Petite Noir, ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’. The 11 track LP from the half-Congolese, half-Angolan, Cape Town-residing artist is due for release on 11th September 2015. This follows the release of his breakout EP, ‘The King Of Anxiety’, earlier this year.

Recorded at Box Ten Studios in London with Oli Bayston (Boxed In) and Leon Brichard (Ibibio), ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ is a highly accomplished album with a unique concoction of influences. The record seamlessly fuses intricate contemporary electronics and raw post-punk energy with Yannick’s stirring, soulful vocals and African shuffles that echo his homeland. Named after a revered Congolese film of the same name, the album is both a beacon and a vessel of inspiration, offering empowerment to those who need it.

With footage filmed around the streets of Lubumbashi during Yannick’s recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first track to be shared from the album - ‘Down’ - blends unrehearsed imagery and joyful sounds to paint a contemporary portrait of Petite Noir's Congolese background and his hopes for the country's future. Watch it below:


La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful represents the first full expression of what Ilunga calls ‘Noirwave’, which is more of a concept than a specific sound. Inspired by innovators like Mos Def and legends Fela Kuti and Tabu Ley, Noirwave encompasses a ‘new African aesthetic’, plain and simple. ‘I think for me, it's just the story their music tells and the sense of freedom. It's about seeing the positive in dark times’.

‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ will be available on CD (DS100CD), Digital (DS100D) and double vinyl LP with etched artwork on Side D (DS100LP). Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE, and instantly download ‘Down’.

Tracklisting:

 

1 Intro Noirwave

2 Best

3 Freedom

4 Seventeen (Stay)

5 Just Breathe

6 La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

7 MDR

8 Colour

9 Down

10 Inside

11 Chess

Petite Noir will be playing live throughout the Summer and Autumn in support of ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’, including a London show at The Lexington on 15th September.  Tickets for all shows are available HERE. Full live dates are as follows:

Sat 04 July 2015 Belfort, France - Les Eurockéennes

Sat 11 July 2015 Lausanne, Switzerland - Festival de la Cite

Tue 14 July 2015 NYC, USA – Afropunk Pre-Fest event at Lot 45

Sat 18 July 2015 Dublin, Ireland - Longitude

Sun 23 August 2015 NYC, USA – Afropunk

Tue 15 September 2015 London, UK - Lexington

Wed 16 September 2015 Glasgow, UK  - Stereo

Thu 17 September 2015 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute

Mon 21 September 2015 Paris, France - Badaboum

Tues 22 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Witloofbar

Thu 24 September 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg

Fri 25 September 2015 Hamburg, Festival, Germany - Reeperbahn Festival

 

GEORGIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE, ‘NOTHING SOLUTIONS’, ON 7TH AUGUST 2015, SHARES VIDEO AND DEBUT ALBUM ARTWORK

Georgia | 18/06/15

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‘Nothing Solutions’ is the next single to be released from the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Georgia, on 7th August 2015. It is the second single taken from the North West Londoner’s highly anticipated eponymous debut album, also released on 7th August 2015. The accompanying video, which features Georgia being pursued through a dense forest, was directed by Courtney Phillips, who had the following to say about his work:

‘The initial idea for this was to have Georgia running away from something in the forest, only to find out she’s actually running with them - leading the pack. It was key to keep the visuals feeling mysterious and ambiguous, leaving the meaning open to the viewer’s interpretation - but some might say she's running from her demons. We brought the forest to life by transforming it in to a hyper real environment, injecting artificial colours in to a natural space."


We are also pleased to reveal the album artwork for ‘Georgia’, designed by internationally renowned auteurs MMParis, featuring a portrait by esteemed photographer Jamie Hawkesworth:

Georgia artwork

Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen. 

Georgiawill be available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 5 instant grats - Intro, Move Systems, Be Ache, Nothing Solutions and Digits.

Tracklisting:

  1. Intro 
  2. Kombine  
  3. Be Ache  
  4. Nothing Solutions  
  5. Hold It  
  6. Digits  
  7. Cab Ride  
  8. Tell Me About It  
  9. Move Systems  
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals  
  11. GMTL  
  12. You  

Georgia will be headlining London’s Electowerkz on Thursday the 9th of July and shall be supporting Hot Chip on their October UK tour – dates as follows:

Thurs 9th July – UK, London, Electrowerkz

 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy*

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre*

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland*

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

*with Hot Chip

Listen to ‘Move Systems (With You Remix)’, HERE

Watch the album trailer featuring the album opener, ‘Intro’, HERE

Watch the video for ‘Move Systems’, HERE.

Listen to ‘Be Ache’, HERE.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT

17/06/15

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Domino Recording Co. is seeking a dynamic music lover to join our International Team, based in the London office. This full-time position will be responsible for production and promotional support as well as general admin required by the International Team.

Core activities:
•    Manage the ordering and shipping of stock, merchandise and production parts for the international territories.
•    Manage the video servicing for online and broadcast use for the international territories.
•    Support the International promotions team in setting up interviews, sending out photos and servicing music securely.
•    Support the International marketing team with sales reports and other tools needed for the territories.
•    General departmental admin including keeping contact lists up to date and using the purchase order system.

Our Candidate will have the following attributes:

•    Familiarity with the record business and general record label structures (marketing, promotions, production)
•    Strong understanding of album campaigns and the ability to utilize this knowledge instinctively in your work
•    Detail-oriented and a meticulous work ethic, with the ability to multi-task under pressure and problem solve efficiently with diplomacy.
•    Strong relationship building and able to interact with our global partners around the world and our artist and managers.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel

The ideal candidate is familiar with Domino's output, aware of its history and will complement the company culture.

To apply:
Please send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to internationaljob@dominorecordco.com on or before July 20, 2015.

 

PAVEMENT ANNOUNCE THE SECRET HISTORY VOLUME 1 FOR AUGUST 2015

Pavement | 17/06/15

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On August 14, Domino will release The Secret History Vol. 1, the first of five compilations in a new series of Pavement rarities.   The 30 tracks, 25 of which will be available on vinyl for the first time ever, include b-sides, unreleased session tracks, John Peel sessions, and a 1992 live concert from the Slanted and Enchanted era (1990-1992).  The deluxe double LP contains essays by Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs, plus essays from Matador Records, Billions Corporation, and Drag City bosses, and a gorgeous gatefold designed by Rob Carmichael (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors).

The strangest thing about Pavement? Not that there were ever many non-strange things about Pavement? Even though they made their era’s finest rock albums, the albums only told half their story. Pavement also made some of the Nineties’ best albums that never happened. Until now.

Every proper Pavement album, from the out-of-nowhere debut Slanted and Enchanted to the summer-upper Terror Twilight, was accompanied by a flurry of slay tracks and stray slack—songs that got scattered on B-sides, EPs, compilations, radio sessions. But Pavement were too busy writing and recording great songs to worry about where to stash them, and they moved too fast to leave a tidy trail. So they left these songs off their albums. Some never got released at all.

Pavement made five proper album-as-albums: Slanted and Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999). Each has its own sound. Each has its own legend. But each of their official albums has a shadow album—and it’s usually as strong as the album that actually did come out. It’s time for the world to hear the albums Pavement could have made, if they’d been a little less ambitious about music and a little more ambitious about the music business. If they’d been the kind of band to sweat the legacy. But if they were that kind of band, would they have written so many great songs? Much less these great songs? No.

Domino are finally releasing a series of these shadow albums. The first, naturally, is The Secret History, Vol. 1, collecting the songs that got away during the era of Slanted and Enchanted, which Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg and Gary Young recorded on the cheaper-than-cheap in January 1991. The Secret History, Vol. 1 collects gems from Peel Sessions (“Kentucky Cocktail,” “Circa 1762”) and seven-inches (“Baptist Blacktick”) as well as live slop from the first European tours, with Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich in the fold. Some are outtakes from Slanted—imagine leaving these tunes off your first album, when as far as you know or imagine, it’s your only album. These tracks (some of which had never been rumored among Pavement freaks) came out on the 2002 Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe double CD reissue. But they’ve never been separately available as an album in their own right, and many of them have never been on vinyl before.  

 You can pre-order The Secret History Vol. 1 HERE.

 

TRACKLISTING:

1. Sue Me Jack

2. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper)

3. Summer Babe (7” Version)

4. Mercy Snack: The Laundromat

5. Baptiss Blacktick

6. My First Mine

7. Nothing Ever Happens

8. Here (Alternate Mix)

9. Greenlander

10. Circa 1762 (Peel Session 1)

11. Kentucky Cocktail (Peel Session 1)

12. Secret Knowledge Of Backroads (Peel Session 1)

13. Here (Peel Session 1)

14. Rain Ammunition (Peel Session 2)

15. Drunks With Guns (Peel Session 2)

16. Ed Ames (Peel Session 2)

17. The List Of Dorms (Peel Session 2)

18. Conduit For Sale [Live Brixton 1992]

19. Fame Throwa [Live Brixton 1992]

20. Home [Live Brixton 1992]

21. Perfume V [Live Brixton 1992]

22. Summer Babe [Live Brixton 1992]

23. Frontwards [Live Brixton 1992]

24. Angel Carver Blues Mellow Jazz Docent [Live Brixton 1992] 

25. Two States [Live Brixton 1992]

26. No Life Singed Her [Live Brixton 1992]

27. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper) [Live Brixton 1992]

28. Box Elder [Live Brixton 1992]

29. Baby Yeah [Live Brixton 1992]

30. In The Mouth Of A Desert [Live Brixton 1992]

 

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LA PRIEST ANNOUNCES “LEARNING TO LOVE – A LA PRIEST SYMPOSIUM” PLUS SHARES NEW SINGLE

LA Priest | 17/06/15

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EVENT TITLE:  “Learning To Love – A LA Priest Symposium”


DATE: Tuesday 23rd June 2015.


TIME: 14:00 GMT+1

LOCATION: Room MAL421, Birkbeck University, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX

THEME: LEARNING TO LOVE

AUDIO INTRODUCTION: Listen to LA Priest's 'Lady's In Trouble With The Law' HERE

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LA Priest and Domino Records announce London's inaugural community-inspired LA Priest symposium themed "Learning To Love"

The late lunch event will take place at the city's prestigious Birkbeck University, located on Malet St, WC1E 7HX from 14:00 GMT+1 on Tuesday 23rd June 2015

The multi-media event will be hosted by guest speaker Eric Swineblade (Ideas Man), who will bring his unique perspective to challenge our assumptions and expand our understanding in ten engaging multi-media presentations. In keeping with the theme the event will focus on stimulating creative and innovative thoughts related to the western world's crisis of love in the twenty-first century as we ask ourselves "what is love?" and "how do I get some of that?".

To apply for tickets to this event please RSVP to 3arth.wind0w@gmail.comCapacity is strictly limited.

As an audio introduction to the forthcoming symposium, LA Priest's 'Lady's In Trouble With The Law' is available to stream in full HERE now, preceding the release of debut album 'Inji' on June 29th.

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About the speakers and organisers: 

LA Priest is the musical project of Sam Dust. His debut solo album "Inji" is due for release through Domino on June 29th 2015.

Eric Swineblade is Global Head of Innovation Solution Solutions at BlueSkyInnovationSolutions.com/thinktank.  

Domino Records host the event and will release the debut album from LA Priest 'Inji' on 29th June 2015.

 

 

DAN DEACON SHARES NEW 'MEME GENERATOR' VIDEO, ON TOUR THIS WEEK IN THE UK AND EUROPE

Dan Deacon | 15/06/15

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Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for ‘Meme Generator’, the third video from his recent album Gliss Riffer on Domino. It follows the release of the Adult Swim’s Off the Air produced video for “When I Was Done Dying.” Watch it below now.

Deacon begins the UK leg of his European tour today with a show at the Haunt in Brighton, UK and including shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Listen tomorrow from 10am-1pm GMT for a live radio session on BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne

The ‘Meme Genegrator’ video, directed by Monica Mirabile, stems from an earlier collaboration between the two on a performance art piece with choreography group FLUCT that resulted in Deacon writing an earlier version of “Meme Generator” with lyrics. To complement the video, there’s an interactive video game based on the four different choreography sequences seen in the music video. Surprises abound for those that play the game. 

Director Mirabile says in regards to the collaboration:

“Meme Generator is a game of programmed choreography. The players are downloaded into a digital world and asked to play the game of semiotic codes interacting with the "house". A few years ago Dan and I decided to collaborate on a video that I was making with my own performance art collaboration (FLUCT). That video is set in a living room which looped suburban leisure choreography created by the glitch of being physically effected by technology. The inspiration for this video has been an extension of the way our bodies are programmed by the worlds we live. In the music video, four choreographers created four dances in a liminal house. I gave no rules, just asked for a response derived from the choreographers own relationship to the "program." The program being the familiar space of the house. I'm most directly inspired by the choreography of the people that surround me, as we are all affected by a similar marketed reality. We all play the game.”

Dan Deacon has also recently been announced on the lineup of several summer US festivals including Outside Lands in San Francisco, Landmark Music in Washington, DC and Tenacious D’s-curated Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. See all dates below.

Dan Deacon tour dates:

06-15 Brighton, UK – The Haunt

06-16 London, UK – Oval Space

06-17 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill

06-18 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts

06-19 Dublin, IE – Body & Soul

07-26 Carrboro, NC – Carrboro Town Commons

08-07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

08-13 Rees, DE – Haldern Pop Festival

08-14 Gothenberg, SE – Way Out West

08-15 Oslo, NO – John Dee

08-16 St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock

08-20 to 08-23 Glanusk, UK – Green Man Festival

08-21 Charleville Mezieres, FR – Cabaret Vert

08-22 Pully, CH – For Noise

08-23 Hamburg, DE – Dockville

09-23 to 09-27 Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival

09-25 to 09-27 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful

09-26 to 09-27 Washington, DC – Landmark Music Festival

10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Festival Supreme

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE AT DOMINO

10/06/15

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Summer internship available at Domino.

Domino is seeking a student to join us over the summer for an internship in the International Promotions Department.

The role is to support the International Promotions Manager during the busy summer festival period.

Key tasks include:

Setting up promo schedule templates and maintaining these accurately

Arranging phoners and tour promotion as required

Keeping accurate records of promo activities

Assisting with general admin tasks like updating artist notes

The internship will run full time in our London office from June until August 28th.

You will report to the International Promotions Manager.

Send your CV, covering letter and vibes to:    Workexp@dominorecordco.com

 

This role is open to students only who are required to complete an internship as a course requirement.

 

ROYAL TRUX HAND OF GLORY ALBUM RE-ISSUED FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST 2015

Royal Trux | 09/06/15

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Royal Trux fans, rejoice - your sick fantasies have actually been true all these years! Royal Trux's Twin Infinitives dry run, Hand Of Glory, is being exhumed and is once again seeing the light of day! In these revitalized days of Royal Trux fandom with reissues and reunion in the air, what could be more stim'latin' than a cache of dark age Royal Trux tapes? That's what's coming back - Hand of Glory is a missing piece of the Royal Trux puzzle, circa 1989-90.

Hand Of Glory was originally slated to be released following the seminal "Hero Zero"/"Love Is" 7" single. Hand of Glory is both bad-ass and half-arsed, upping the ante on what Royal Trux was capable of by doing LESS, somehow. For longer! With fewer people - therefore fewer people to pay. Newly relocated to San Francisco, Neil and Jennifer took advantage of their strange new climate by ignoring it, spending all their time indoors, pouring TONS of time and energy into this Trux direction. With black, white and blue magic floating around it, the Hand of Glory juju is dark and distinctly American, circa the end of the decade horribalis that was the 1980s (just kidding - the 90s were far worse!).

Sometime in 2000 or 2001, Neil Hagerty went to his parents' home to Virginia,where his father reminded him about a mysterious locked trunk in the basement. When Neil popped the lock on the trunk, he found the Hand of Glory tapes, stashed for around a decade there. "Domo des Burros" was complete and mixed but "The Boxing Story," was still on 4 or 5 little 1/4" reels. They were all supposed to be played on their own tape machines simultaneously. The boxes were marked and notated so he was able to piece them together and mix them down. First released in 2002 as the final nail in the Trux coffin, this essential, exo-stential collection of material will now be available once again in the confusion and desire that follows the Royal Trux reunion show at Berserktown in August. Reach for a Hand of Glory on August 28th, 2015.

Hand Of  Glory will be available on CD (WIGCD115) and vinyl (WIGLP115), you can pre-order the album HERE.  The tracklisting is as follows: 

Domo Des Burros

A          Two Sticks

The Boxing Story

Ba        Electric Boxing Show

Bb        Four Kings

Bc        Golden Lament

Bd        Pots And Pansy

Be        K-9 To The Core

 

DUCKTAILS SHARES NEW TRACK SURREAL EXPOSURE, NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE RELEASED 24TH JULY

Ducktails | 08/06/15

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Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has released the latest single from forthcoming album St. Catherine – released 24th July on Domino - in Surreal Exposure. Listen to Surreal Exposure now HERE.

Surreal Exposure follows the release of Headbanging In The Mirror, the album’s lead single (watch the video HERE), further affirming Mondanile’s melodic lilt is at its most honest and vibrant amongst the new material.

St. Catherine, his fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine over the course of 2014 and then finished off recording at the start of 2015. The longest time he has ever spent working on a record, it took place in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York as Mondanile worked on tracks around heavy periods of Real Estate touring. 

When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith's classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine. Together, the pair added a new crispness and punch to the record's more upbeat, psychedelic pop tracks (such as James Ferraro-featuring, lolloping lead single "Headbanging In The Mirror", and the soaring "Into The Sky"), that recalls the artful muscularity of Smith's later work, whilst title track, the heavenly "St. Catherine" boasts one of Mondanile's greatest ever lead guitar lines and benefits greatly from Schnapf's warm, rich feel.

Where St. Catherine impresses even moreso, however, is when Mondanile steps out of his comfort zone, as he does frequently and with great success. The Julia Holter-featuring "Church" and "Heaven's Room", tracks which see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate - channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD (WIG361CD), Digitally (WIG361D), standard edition LP (WIGLP361) and on limited edition coloured vinyl LP (WIGLP361X) through Dom Mart. St. Catherine is available through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Tracklisting:

1. The Disney Afternoon 
2. Headbanging In The Mirror
3. Into The Sky
4. Heaven’s Room
5. St. Catherine 
6. The Laughing Woman
7. Surreal Exposure
8. Church 
9. Medieval 
10. Krumme Lanke;
11. Reprise 

 

FFS SHARE VIDEO FOR PISS OFF

FFS | 08/06/15

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To celebrate the release of their self-titled album, FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have revealed the video to the album track Piss Off.

 

The video, a fun & anarchic part-illustrated kung-fu inspired caper taking place in a futuristic city landscape, was directed by Rob Chandler (www.spaceagefilms.co.uk).

FFS, out on Monday June 8th 2105 on Domino, was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).

The album is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions.

FFS also play a handful of UK dates on their European tour this summer, including an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

The dates are as follows:

 

JUNE

16th                              Glasgow                                Arts School SOLD OUT

19th                              Montendre                            Free Music Festival

20th                              Ruoms                                                Aluna Festival

22nd                             Zagreb, Jarun                       Inmusic Festival

24th                              Brussels                                   Ancienne Belgique

26th                              Paris                                        Bataclan SOLD OUT

29th                              London                                  The Troxy      

 

JULY

1st                                Cologne                                Gloria

2nd                               Amsterdam                           Melkweg – SOLD OUT

4th                                Dinan                                      Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                                        Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                                 Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                                     Summer Odyssee

10th                              Trencin                                   Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                             Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                                 Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                                     Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                                      Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

20th                              Lausanne                               For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                                    Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                              Festival Theatre SOLD OUT

25th                              Manchester                          Albert Hall

22nd                             Biddinghuizen                       Lowlands Festival

28th                              Paris                                        Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                                Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                               We Are Next Festival

10th                              Copenhagen                       Tivoli

12th                              Berlin                                      Lollapalooza

 

Tickets for the London and Manchester shows from www.gigsandtours.com

 

BOB MOSES SHARE NEW TRACK, TALK

Bob Moses | 04/06/15

Image: Bob Moses Talk Press Pic

Today, the NYC-by-way-of-Canada duo known as Bob Moses premiered their brand new track titled “Talk”. The sultry summer smash is now available on iTunes and Spotify and serves as an exciting taster of what’s to come from the talented producer/DJ duo.

Hailed by Consequence of Sound after their incredible set at Movement Festival in Detroit the reputable outlet tipped the duo as having “the ability to establish deep house on an entirely new level.”

Bob Moses - comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance - grew out of the underground electronic dance scene, playing in abandoned Brooklyn warehouses and as part of the Marcy Hotel collective alongside the likes of Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb and Nicolas Jaar.

Having received their oddball moniker from Francis Harris (the iconoclastic DJ/producer and co-founder of tastemaker label Scissor & Thread) after “urban planner” Robert Moses, their name is a testament to the pair’s DNA being very much entrenched in NYC, where they currently reside.

Last year the duo signed to Domino, who released their most current single titled “First to Cry” and compilation album “All In All” (“a tantalizing precursor to what could well prove to be a stellar future” – Mixmag), marking Bob Moses’ addition to Domino’s maverick stable. “We’re massive fans of Domino artists like Four Tet, Hot Chip and Animal Collective, so it just seemed like a natural home for us,” Vallance says. “We feel lucky to be starting this relationship – it’s a big new world.”

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.

TOUR DATES

 

5th June - Pacha, Dubai

7th June - Parklife, Manchester

12th June - Bob Beaman, Munich

13th June - Found Festival, London

17th June - Beach House, Ibiza

18th June - Pacha, Barcelona

20th June - Garten, Lebanon

27th June - Watergate, Berlin

28th June - Keisgrube, Neuss

2nd July - Heart, Ibiza

4th July - Pitch, Amsterdam

5th July - Paradise City, Belgium

8th July - DC10, Ibiza

12th July - Nuba, Paris

23rd July - Block Club, Tel Aviv

25th July - Gipsy, Moscow

26th July - Tomorrowland, Belgium

31st July - Output Roof, New York (Sold Out)

1st August – MoMA PS1, New York

2nd August - Osheaga Festival, Montreal

13th August - Sunkissed, Oslo

15th August - Chill Out Festival, Turkey

22nd August - Hinterhof, Basel

23rd August - All Day I Dream, Berlin

26th August - Musikaliska, Stockholm

27th August - Heart, Ibiza

23-27 August – Decibel Festival, Seattle, WA

 

LA PRIEST STREAMS NEW TRACK 'LORRY PARK', DEBUT ALBUM INJI RELEASED 29TH JUNE

LA Priest | 03/06/15

Image: Inji

With the forthcoming release of debut album Inji on June 29th, Sam Dust AKA LA PRIEST has released Lorry Park, the third track to be taken from his highly anticipated debut.

The new track follows in the lead of debut singles Oino (stream HERE) and Party Zute / Learning To Love (stream HERE) with each new track etching out Dust’s futuristic sonic mosaic in beguiling new ways.

Lorry Park’s release precedes a spotlight show at London’s Field Day Festival this Saturday June 6th at 5pm on the Shacklewell Arms stage. The appearance fronts a run of high profile festival slots at the likes of Way Out West and Iceland Airwaves festivals and follows his sold out London headline dates as well as a packed-out and lauded slot at this year’s Great Escape Festival.

Inji, released on 29th June 2015, is the debut solo album by LA PRIEST. Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition. 

Recorded over a reclusive period spanning five years following the disbandment of Late of the Pier in which Dust travelled the world, did scientific research, worked on the creation of a number of new inventions and produced several secret musical projects, Inji is a record that has its own logic and exists in its own time zone.

From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of "Oino", the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year (watch the video HERE), to "Learning To Love", the record's gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and "Occasion", a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn. 

If it doesn’t conform it’s because it’s not supposed to.

Inji will be available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) with an instant grat of ‘Oino and ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Inji Tracklisting:

1.     Occasion

2.     Lady's In Trouble With The Law  

3.     Gene Washes With New Arm  

4.     Oino  

5.     Party Zute / Learning To Love

6.     Lorry Park  

7.     Night Train  

8.     Fabby

9.     A Good Sign  

10.   Mountain  

Forthcoming LA PRIEST live dates are as follows:        

Sat 06 Jun       UK                  London            Field Day                               

Fri 03 Jul         NL                   Amsterdam     Pitch Festival                         

Thu13 Aug      Sweden           Gothenburg     Way Out West

Wed 04 Nov    Iceland             Reykjavik        Iceland Airwaves

 

GEORGIA ANNOUNCES EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM, OUT 7TH AUGUST 2015

Georgia | 02/06/15

Image: Georgia Press Shot credit Laura Coulson

We are proud to announce the debut eponymous album by multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Georgia Barnes, released on 7th August 2015. Watch a trailer for the album featuring the opening track, Intro, below.

Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

 

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.

Born and raised in a deeply musical household in north west London, Georgia combined music study at London's SOAS with a stint working on the counter at Rough Trade and quickly made a lot of very natural musical connections, being invited to play drums with DIY innovators such as Kwes and Kate Tempest.

Georgia herself is a warm, compelling, malleable voice as believable a sensual soul-bearer as she is raucous provocateur (as witnessed at her dynamic recent live shows at The Great Escape and supporting Hot Chip and Kelela) and a very necessary new pop star for 2015. 

 


Georgiawill be available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 4 instant grats - Intro, Move Systems, Be Ache and Digits.

Watch the video for Move Systems HERE.

Tracklisting:

  1. Intro 
  2. Kombine  
  3. Be Ache  
  4. Nothing Solutions  
  5. Hold It  
  6. Digits  
  7. Cab Ride  
  8. Tell Me About It  
  9. Move Systems  
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals  
  11. GMTL  
  12. You  

Georgia will be playing at the official Field Day aftershow at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington on Saturday the 6th of June, headlining London’s Electowerkz on Thursday the 9th of July and shall be supporting Hot Chip on their October UK tour – dates as follows:

Sat 6th June – UK, London, The Waiting Room – free show, tix on application

Thurs 9th July – UK, London, Electrowerkz

 

*with Hot Chip

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy*

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre*

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland*

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

 

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM INSTRUMENTALS 2015, WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR INSTRUMENTAL 7 NOW

Flying Saucer Attack | 01/06/15

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Flying Saucer Attack release Instrumentals 2015, their first album in 15 years on Friday the 17th of July 2015.  Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, using guitars only on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album that will appeal both to FSA diehards and those wholly unfamiliar with the outfit’s recorded output. 

The 15 tracks on Instrumentals 2015 present an impressionistic narrative which transports the listener through the excoriating dronescapes and rueful introspection of the album’s early pieces to the more redemptive cadences of the its closing half. Given its sense of momentum, maintained through Pearce’s thoughtful sequencing, this is an album that should be experienced in its entirety, the better to appreciate its deliberate emotional arc.

Celebrated director Peter Strickland has shot his first music video for Instrumental 7, after meeting Dave and using the song ‘Seven Seas’ in his recently released film ‘The Duke Of Burgundy. Watch the video HERE.

My first ever music video for a band that I'm very glad to see the return of. 

Within the Great Plains of Hungary, one can almost hear this music resonating far away in the endless expanse. Three of us in the flatfield for three days with Flying Saucer Attack on our headphones and trying to remember how to use light meters whilst observing a world that mankind is gradually departing from. “ – Peter Strickland

Instrumentals 2015 will be available on CD (WIG351), digitally (WIGD351)) and on double heavyweight vinyl, tip on sleeve with downloads (WIGLP351), featuring an etching by Rachel Coe, who was previously a member of Flying Saucer Attack and is currently in Movietone.  The cover artwork is by David’s sisters Erin and Tamsin.  You can pre-order Instrumentals 2015 from Dom Mart, iTunes and your local quality record store.

Domino will be issuing a vinyl repressing of classic Flying Saucer Attack albums in the future, news to follow shortly.

 

OWEN PALLETT DEBUTS NEW VIDEO, "THE PASSIONS", DIRECTED BY BRIAN VU

Owen Pallett | 28/05/15

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Today OWEN PALLETT debuts a brand new video clip from his critically acclaimed In Conflict album. Director Brian Vu said the following about the video, which was premiered via i-D, ‘The Passions was filmed by my friends and I in familiar places. It’s an abstraction of the various stages of love shot within a video portrait style.’

Pallett said the following about the track: ‘I wrote “The Passions” after a period during which my definitions of “love” were being redefined.  Queers are united by our desires, by our prioritization of the needs of our bodies and souls over the needs of tradition and societal structures.  But I feel there is more to it than that.  Our lovers are our family, our brothers and sisters as well as our sexual partners.  “The Passions” is about the blurry distinction between these definitions.’

Following dates in Europe, Owen Pallett arrives in the UK later this week for 4 live dates culminating in a performance at Field Day Festival on London on Saturday June 6th. Pallett will also be appearing at this year’s Sonar and Green Man Festivals. Full live dates are below, with UK dates in bold. Tickets are available here.

May 28th | Vancouver BC | Biltmore Cabaret 

June 1st | Coventry UK | Fargo Village

June 3rd | Cardiff UK | Portland House 

June 6th | London UK | Field Day - Victoria Park 

June 11th | Ogden UT | Ogden Amphitheatre 

June 13th | Toronto ON | Bestival 

June 14th | Calgary AB | Luke’s Drug Mart 

June 15th | Winnipeg | Union Sound Hall 

June 19th | Barcelona SP | Sonàr 

July 13th | Quebec City QC | Festival D’Été de Québec 

July 18th | Ostrava CZ | Colours of Ostrava 

July 23rd | Cartagena SP | La Mar de Músicas - Catedral Antigua 

July 21st | Lausanne CH | For Noise Festival 

August 22nd | Storkow DE | Musikfestival Alinea Lumr 

August 23rd | Brecon Beacons UK | Greenman Festival 

August 25th | Frankfurt DE | Palmengarten Musikpavillon 

August 26th | Berlin DE | Pop-Kultur Festival 

September 5-6th | Essen DE | Ruhrtrienalle 

September 10-12th | Raleigh NC | Hopscotch Music Festival 

In Conflict is full of love songs— more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says— emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”  Watch the album trailer for In Conflictfeaturing illuminating liner notes in an alpine landscape, HERE.

In Conflict is available on CD, digitally, standard edition LP, and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks), through Dom Mart. You may order the album HERE.

 

PATRICK WATSON EXTENDS U.S. AND EUROPEAN TOUR THROUGH AUTUMN, WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'HEARTS'

Patrick Watson | 27/05/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

Acclaimed Canadian artist Patrick Watson confirms new U.S. and European fall tour dates in support of his new album Love Songs for Robots (out now via Domino Records). The tour will now run through December, concluding with dates in New York City (at Irving Plaza) and Philadelphia (Under Ground Arts). The first of his US Love Songs For Robots dates is tonight, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

In celebration of the commencement of the US tour, Patrick Watson is pleased to share a video for “Hearts”, recorded at a secret album release show in Montreal recently. Watch the video below.

In addition, KCRW yesterday featured previous single “Places You Will Go” as “Today’s Top Tune”—a preview to Watson’s upcoming appearance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on June 5.

Love Songs for Robots continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Expansive and intricate…”—NPR Music

“Passionate…as nearly hallucinatory as it is pleasing to the ears.”—The FADER

“Otherworldly…Simply put, Love Songs for Robots is gorgeous.”—Boston Globe

“Watson’s voice exists in that airy, impossible realm that seems
more spiritual than physical in form.”—Stereogum

“Watson has outdone himself.”—Paste

The music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains, “I wanted to make a science fiction R n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in. “I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.” Watch the official video for “Places You Will Gohere.

Watson composes, performs and records his albums with his full band of almost a decade, which includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass). The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson and his band have performed to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival as well as with full orchestras in Amsterdam and Montreal. Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson himself has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for “The Walking Dead” and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film “Everything Will Be Fine”, where he performed the songs “Cynical World” (an original for the film) and “Lighthouse.”

Love Songs For Robots is available on iTunes. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES

05/27 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club &

05/28 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg & (SOLD OUT)

05/30 Boston MA @ The Sinclair &

05/31 Providence RI @ Columbus Theatre

06/02 San Francisco CA @ The Chapel (SOLD OUT)

06/04 Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (SOLD OUT)

06/06 San Diego CA @ The Casbah !

07/05 Trois-Rivières QC @ FestiVoix *

07/11 Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada

07/17 Quebec City QC @ Festival d'Été de Québec ^

07/23 Calgary AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

08/01 Montreal QC @ Osheaga Festival

08/20 Pully CH @ For Noise Festival

08/21 Biddinghuizen NL @ Lowlands Festival

08/22 Brecons Beacons UK @ Green Man

09/04 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/05 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/06 Maastricht NL @ Bruis Festival

09/24 Nashville TN @ Exit/In

09/25 Urbana IL @ Pygmallion Festival #

09/26 Cincinatti OH @ Mid Point Music Festival

09/28 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall

09/29 Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theatre

09/30 Winnipeg MB @ Garrick Centre

10/02 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite

10/05 Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/06 Errington BC @ Errington War Memorial Hall

10/08 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile

10/09 Portland OR @ Doug Fir

10/11 San Francisco CA @ The Independent

10/13 Los Angeles CA @ Teragram Ballroom

11/14 Hamburg DE @ Knust

11/15 Cologne DE @ Luxor

11/16 Berlin DE @ Heimathafen

11/22 Lyon FR @ Epicerie Moderne

11/23 Strasbourg FR @ La Laiterie

11/26 Paris FR @ Casino de Paris

12/11 New York City NY @ Irving Plaza

12/11 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts

! w/ Villagers

& w/ The Low Anthem

* w/ Emilie & Ogden

^ w/ The Barr Brothers

# w/ Tune-Yards, Zola Jesus

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM 'THE MAKING OF', RELEASED 21ST AUGUST

The Bohicas | 26/05/15

Image: The Making Of

Quickly building a stellar reputation on the back of a series of singles introducing their ludicrously melodic, snarling guitar pop, The Bohicas release their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘The Making Of’ on August 21st on Domino.  Watch the band in action in the trailer for Pulse Films’ director duo thirtytwo’s (Blur’s ‘No Distance Left To Run, LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’) tour documentary from the ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour below.

‘The Making Of’ lands blow after blow. Featuring early singles XXX and Swarm, alongside Radio 1 playlisted To Die For and Where You At, the album is two barrels' worth of electrifying tunes and crackling 21st Century rock and roll.

The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast, shiny and above all fun. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel.

‘The Making Of’ was produced by Mark Rankin (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bombay Bicycle Club), Chris ‘Merrick’ Hughes (Tears For Fears, Adam And The Ants) and Oli Bayston (Toy, Boxed In).

The Bohicas are Dominic McGuinness, drummer Brendan Heaney, guitarist Dominic John and bassist Adrian AcolatseThe Bohicas’ story began in Essex where, as schoolmates, McGuinness, Heaney and John first came together over a love of The Beatles, The Kinks, Ray Charles and the new wave of guitar bands who emerged at the start of the century after the scrag ends of Britpop had finally limped off.

‘The Making Of’ will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. In addition, the album will also be released in two special formats - the Deluxe Edition will feature a bonus 7” single featuring In The Mood and Rewind Replay, and will be available from Domino Mart and select indies. The same two tracks will also feature on the iTunes Bonus Track Edition.

The album’s artwork was created by illustrator Tomer Hanuka. “The immediacy and impact of Tomer's style marries perfectly to how we want our music to sound,” explains McGuinness. “The subject of most of the songs is a boy longing for a girl. We thought the cover should be inviting and dangerous so we asked Tomer to draw someone who is about to fuck off into the future and this is your chance to join her.”

‘The Making Of’ tracklisting:

1. I Do It For Your Love                                                   

2. To Die For                                                                       

3. Only You                                                                          

4. Girlfriend                                                                        

5. The Making Of                                                              

6. Where You At                                                               

7. XXX                                                                                    

8. Swarm                                                                              

9. Red Raw                                                                          

10. Upside Down and Inside Out                               

11. Somehow You Know What I Mean    

                

iTunes Bonus Tracks / Bonus 7”

12. In The Mood                                                             

13. Rewind Replay                                                       

Recent months have seen The Bohicas return home for their Swarm Over Essexxx tour and play a scintillating sold out four-night residency at The Social.  Currently embarking upon a headline tour including a London date at Oslo on June 4th, the band will also be playing major festivals across the UK and Europe this summer.

Wed 27 May – UK, Glasgow, King Tuts

Thurs 28 May– UK, Newcastle, Cluny

Sat 30 May – Spain, Primavera

 

Mon 1 June – UK, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Tues 2June – UK, Bristol, Louisiana

Wed 3 June – UK, Southampton, Joiners

Thurs 4 June – UK, London, Oslo

Sat 6 June – UK, Birmingham, The Rainbow

Sun 7 June – UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Mon 8 June – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

 

Mon 13 July – France, Festival Musilac

Fri 17 July – UK, Truck Festival

Sat 18 July – Ireland, Longitude Festival

Sun 19 July – Belgium, Dour Festival

Fri 24 – Sun 26July – Japan, Fuji Rock Festival

Fri 31 July – UK, Camp Bestival

 

Sat 1 August – UK, Kendal Calling

Sun 2 August – UK, Y Not Festival

Sat 22 August – Netherlands, Lowlands Festival

 

Sat 5 September – UK, Festival No. 6

Sun 6 September – Jersey Live Festival

 

DUCKTAILS SHARES VIDEO FOR SINGLE HEADBANGING IN THE MIRROR, NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE OUT JULY 24TH

Ducktails | 21/05/15

Image: Ducktails press photo by Rob Kulisek

Ducktails, a.k.a. Matt Mondanile, is pleased to today share the video for new single “Headbanging In The Mirror”. Directed by Rose Schlossberg, the video was shot in and around Los Angeles, Mondanile’s recently adopted habitué.  The clip visually encapsulates the graceful wistfulness of the song as he ventures across the landscapes of southern California in solitude.

The recently announced new album, St. Catherine, Matt Mondanile’s fifth outing as Ducktails, will be released worldwide on July 24th. The album emerges from the roots of Mondanile's previous work, from the free-form, ambient bedroom experiments of seminal underground release Landscapes (2009), to 2013's eighties pop re-imagination The Flower Lane, but ultimately moves Ducktails on to a more refined, personal and sincere place.

St. Catherine is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD, digitally, standard edition LP, and on limited edition coloured vinyl LP through Dom Mart. St. Catherine is available through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE

Ducktails will be touring Europe and North America with his band throughout the summer. All dates are below, including new West Coast dates announced today.  

May 26: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 27: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

May 28: Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands

May 29: Marie Antoinette, Berlin, Germany

May 30: Immergut Festival, Neustreiltz, Germany

May 31: Radar, Aarhus, Denmark

June 1: Pustervik, Goteborg, Sweden

June 2: Bla, Oslo, Netherlands

June 3: Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden

June 4: Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden

June 5: Kleiner Donner, Hamburg, Germany

June 6: DOK, Gent, Belgium

June 7: Field Day, London, UK

June 8: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

July 24: Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

July 31: Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA

August 1: Euclid Tavern, Cleveland, OH

August 2: The Bishop, Bloomington, IN

August 3: Schuba’s, Chicago, IL

August 4: The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI

August 5: Garrison, Toronto, ON

August 6: Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, QC

August 7: Great Scott, Boston, MA

August 8: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

August 28: Seattle, WA, Barboza

August 29: Vancouver, BC, Fortune Sound Club

August 30: Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios

September 1: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel

September 2: Santa Cruz, CA, The Crepe Place

September 4: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo

September 6: San Diego, CA, The Casbah

 

FFS REVEAL THE VIDEO TO THEIR NEW SINGLE, ‘JOHNNY DELUSIONAL’

FFS | 20/05/15

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FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – are pleased to present the first video from their forthcoming self-titled album.

The stunning video, which accompanies the single Johnny Delusional, was directed by acclaimed French directors AB/CD/CD who have previously worked on videos for Royal Blood, Lily Allen, Kasabian and The Postal Service.

Talking about the video, the band said:

"The first video for a brand new band sets the tone of how they may be perceived forever and we wanted a video that was mysterious, kinetic, artistic, and, well, made us look good."

The single, released on Monday June 8th 2105 on Domino, was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London during the album sessions and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).

FFS also play a handful of UK dates on their European tour this summer, including an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

The dates are as follows:

 

JUNE

16th                               Glasgow                                  Arts School (sold out)

19th                               Montendre                               Free Music Festival

20th                               Ruoms                                      Aluna Festival

22nd                              Zagreb, Jarun                          Inmusic Festival

24th                               Brussels                                     Ancienne Belgique

26th                               Paris                                         Bataclan (sold out)

29th                               London                                                The Troxy         

 

 

JULY

1st                                 Cologne                                  Gloria

2nd                                Amsterdam                              Melkweg (sold out)

4th                                Dinan                                       Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                                         Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                                   Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                                       Summer Odyssee

10th                               Trencin                                     Pohoda Festival

11th                               Barcelona                                Cruilla Festival

16th                               Catania                                   Zanne Festival

18th                               Lisbon                                      Super Bock Super Rock

19th                               Spain                                       Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

20th                               Lausanne                                 For Noise Festival

21st                               Hasselt                                     Pukkelpop Festival

24th                               Edinburgh                                Festival Theatre (sold out)

25th                               Manchester                             Albert Hall

22nd                              Biddinghuizen                          Lowlands Festival

28th                               Paris                                         Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                      Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                                  We Are Next Festival

10th                               Copenhagen                          Tivoli

12th                               Berlin                                        Lollapalooza

 

Tickets for the London and Manchester shows from www.gigsandtours.com.

Their self titled debut album, released on the same day as the single, Monday June 8th, is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions featuring the extra tracks ‘So Many Bridges’, ‘King Of The Song’, ‘Look At Me’ and ‘A Violent Death’.  You can pre-order FFS via DomMart  iTunes and Amazon - http://po.st/FFSAm

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BUSINESS AFFAIRS JUNIOR

18/05/15

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Domino is seeking a Business Affairs Junior to join the Business Affairs Department working across the record label and publishing company.

This is an interesting and varied role with exposure to many parts of the music business.  

Core responsibilities include:

• Preparing short form agreements for compilation releases, broadcasts, sync licenses including negotiating within prescribed limits

• Coordinating signing and finalisation of agreements

• Updating licensing spreadsheets and arranging delivery of masters to external labels

• General contracts administration and coordination, maintaining files

• Managing priorities and task lists

• Simple contract drafting and amendment

• Liaison with other departments and artist management in relation to clearances

• Drafting and issuing letters

The preferred candidate would demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong administrative, time management, organisation and planning skills
  • A professional manner with superior communication skills both verbal and written and computer competencies in the Microsoft package
  • Experience with legal documentation and contracts preferred
  • Responds calmly to pressure and challenge
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people and is diplomatic and tactful in all dealings
  • Is open and trustworthy
  • Works collaboratively with others and enjoys working in a team

To apply for this vacancy you must complete an application form and return this to Tolu@diversityinvisualarts.com   before Monday 1st June.  We no longer accept CVs and covering letters as a form of application. You can find an application form on DiVA (Diversity in the Visual Arts) website:  www.diversityinvisualarts.com/site/jobs

 

VILLAGERS EVERYTHING I AM IS YOURS RELEASED AS SINGLE + TOUR DATES

Villagers | 14/05/15

Image: Everything I Am Villagers

Everything I Am Is Yours will be the next single released from Villagers’ acclaimed new album Darling Arithmetic, with an impact date of 29th June. The accompanying video was directed by Jamie Thraves (Radiohead, Sam Smith, Blur).

Echoing the song’s tender depth, the Everything I Am Is Yours video sees Conor O’Brien as the soundtracking leader of a lovelorn protagonist in search of solace with O’Brien himself becoming emotionally and physically connected to his every move.

Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize.  It’s a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. For more information on Darling Arithmetic visit the album’s microsite HERE.

 

Following a UK tour which included a stunning performance at The Barbican in London, Villagers announce further live dates for the summer. Villagers will perform as special guests to Rufus Wainwright at the Royal Hospital Chelsea as part of Live At Chelsea on June 12th, as well as appearances at Bushstock Festival in Shepherds Bush, Deer Shed Festival, Belladrum and Green Man. The band have also confirmed a number of dates in the US in June playing alongside Patrick Watson and Calexico as well as headline dates in Los Angeles and Seattle. Live dates are as follows, with newly announced dates in bold:

Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude

Thu 14 May – Germany: Berlin: Babylon

Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje

Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tues 2 June - US: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel (w/ Patrick Watson)

Thu 4 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (w/ Patrick Watson)

Fri 5 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo

Sat 6 June - US: San Diego, CA, Casbah (w/ Patrick Watson)

Fri 12 Jun - UK: London: Live at Chelsea - Royal Hospital Chelsea (with Rufus Wainwright)

Sat 13 Jun – UK: London: Bushstock Festival - St Stephens Church

Sat 27 Jun - Norway: Oslo: Piknik I Parken (Pip Festival) - Courtyard Stage

Wed 8 July – USA: San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore

Thur 9 July – USA: Napa, CA: City Winery

Sat 11 July – USA: Seattle, WA: Barboza

Sun 12 July – Canada: Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre

Sat 18 Jul - Holland: Leeuwarden: Welcome to the Village festival - Main stage

Sat 25 Jul - UK: Topcliffe: Deer Shed Festival - Main stage (Baldersby Park)

Sun 26 Jul - Germany: Eltville: Heimspiel Knyphausen Festival - Main stage

Sat 08 Aug – UK: Inverness: Belladrum - Grassroots Tent

Fri 21 Aug - UK: Brecon Beacons  Green Man - Mountain stage (main stage)

Sun 23 Aug – Switzerland: Winterthur: Winterthurer Musikfestwochen

Sun 30 Aug – NL: Amsterdam: Amsterdam Woods Festival - Main stage

Tickets for all shows are available fromwww.wearevillagers.com/live

 

Darling Arithmetic is available now on CD, ltd gold vinyl LP, and digitally. Purchase the album on CD or LP through Dom MartHERE and digitally through iTunesHERE.

Darling Arithmetic Tracklisting

Courage

Everything I Am Is Yours

Dawning On Me

Hot Scary Summer

The Soul Serene

Darling Arithmetic

Little Bigot

No One To Blame

So Naïve

 

HOT CHIP STREAM NEW ALBUM WHY MAKE SENSE? IN FULL, RELEASED 18TH MAY

Hot Chip | 12/05/15

Image: Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - Unique Artwork

With its forthcoming release 18th May on Domino, Hot Chip are streaming new album Why Make Sense? in full now - listen to the album HERE.

Why Make Sense? features the acclaimed singles Huarache Lights (watch the video HERE) and Need You Now (watch the video HERE) alongside the recently released title track - streamed via a mock-up news website coinciding with the UK’s general election (stream the track HERE) - and Burning Up (watch the video HERE), taken from a bonus EP, Separate EP, released with a special edition of the album available to pre-order from iTunes now HERE.

The new album was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph and mixed by the band, David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou) and Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah). The album features guest appearances from De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside (Love Is The Future), as well as live instrumentation and backing vocals from touring band members Sarah Jones and Rob Smaughton.

Why Make Sense? will be available on all standard formats as well as a special edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus EP, Separate EP, with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large)

To coincide with the release of Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip have announced a series of worldwide tour dates commencing this week, culminating in an extended run of shows including London’s O2 Brixton Academy in October. The band will also be making a number of high profile festival appearances including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sonar, Green Man and many more.

Forthcoming live dates are as follows with UK dates in bold. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia (all dates except London) and Lonelady (London only) :

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT

 

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

 

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul, Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter

Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival

Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde, Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi, Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire, T In The Park

Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival

Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival

Sat 18 July - UK, London, Lovebox

Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza

 

Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

 

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)

 

Tickets available now from http://live.hotchip.co.uk/

Pre-order Why Make Sense? from Dom MartHERE and via iTunesHERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE) and Need You Now (watch HERE).

 

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

 

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?

 

Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:

 

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize



 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S "COME TO YOUR SENSES" VIDEO; GORILLAVSBEAR TAKEOVER

Panda Bear | 07/05/15

Image: Panda Bear by Tonje Thilesen

Panda Bear has shared a new video for Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper track ‘Come To Your Senses’. Watch it below or over at GorillavsBear as Noah Lennox is guest editing the site today. This follows the videos for previous PBVSGR tracks "Mr. Noah," "Boys Latin," and most recently "Tropic of Cancer." Also, listen to the recent remix of "Come To Your Senses" done by PC Music affiliate Danny L Harle below.

Lennox says of the Sam Fleischner-directed video shot in Lisbon where Lennox resides, “Rua da Rosa is the narrow but main street cut through the Bairro Alto neighborhood here in Lisbon. Visitors mainly stock the area during the day but it’s perhaps the principle target for partying Lisbon teenagers Thursday through Sunday nights. The constant shifts make it a particularly fascinating neighbourhood to me. It’s noisy except for Sunday mornings. I’d had an idea for a while to shoot the street for a bit to catch the traffic. When my friend Sam was here shooting a short thing we made for the recent album he was game to give the idea a go.”


Panda Bear is in the US this week for a series of shows and recently announced a three night run at Bowery Ballroom Oct 13-15 as part of this year's CMJ festival. See all the dates below.
 
05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit In [Buy tickets]
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel [Buy tickets]
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival [Buy tickets]
05-24 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival [Buy tickets]
05-28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival [Buy tickets]
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival [Buy tickets]
10-13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
 

DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'ST. CATHERINE', STREAM NEW TRACK 'HEADBANGING IN THE MIRROR' NOW

Ducktails | 05/05/15

Image: Ducktails - St. Catherine artwork

Unfurling out of Los Angeles this July comes St. Catherine, Matt Mondanile’s fifth outing as Ducktails. The new album emerges from the roots of Mondanile's previous work, from the free-form, ambient bedroom experiments of seminal underground release Landscapes (2009), to 2013's eighties pop re-imagination The Flower Lane, but ultimately moves Ducktails on to a more refined, personal and sincere place. 

St. Catherine is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine over the course of 2014 and then finished off recording at the start of 2015. The longest time he has ever spent working on a record, it took place in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York as Mondanile worked on tracks around heavy periods of Real Estate touring.

When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith's classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine. Together, the pair added a new crispness and punch to the record's more upbeat, psychedelic pop tracks (such as James Ferraro-featuring, lolloping lead single "Headbanging In The Mirror", and the soaring "Into The Sky"), that recalls the artful muscularity of Smith's later work, whilst title track, the heavenly "St. Catherine" boasts one of Mondanile's greatest ever lead guitar lines and benefits greatly from Schnapf's warm, rich feel.

Where St. Catherine impresses even moreso, however, is when Mondanile steps out of his comfort zone, as he does frequently and with great success. The Julia Holter-featuring "Church" and "Heaven's Room", tracks which see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate - channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD (WIG361CD), Digitally (WIG361D), standard edition LP (WIGLP361) and on limited edition coloured vinyl LP (WIGLP361X) through Dom Mart. St. Catherine is available through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Tracklisting:

1. The Disney Afternoon 
2. Headbanging In The Mirror 
3. Into The Sky 
4. Heaven’s Room 
5. St. Catherine 
6. The Laughing Woman 
7. Surreal Exposure 
8. Church 
9. Medieval 
10. Krumme Lanke  

11. Reprise  

 

Ducktails tours Europe this summer: 

May 26: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 27: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

May 28: Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands

May 29: Marie Antoinette, Berlin, Germany

May 30: Immergut Festival, Neustreiltz, Germany

May 31: Radar, Aarhus, Denmark

June 1: Pustervik, Goteborg, Sweden

June 2: Bla, Oslo, Netherlands

June 3: Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden

June 4: Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden

June 5: Kleiner Donner, Hamburg, Germany

June 6: DOK, Gent, Belgium

June 7: Field Day, London, UK

June 8: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

 

PATRICK WATSON SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR PLACES YOU WILL GO

Patrick Watson | 05/05/15

Image: Patrick Watson Places you will go

With Love Songs For Robots being released next week, Patrick Watson has shared the new video for Places You Will Go’ and you can watch it below. The video was directed by Oscar-nominated team Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski and they explain how the thoughts behind the video.

 

“The video was inspired by watching the band play small shows leading up to the release…The clip is shot in a small Sequoia cabin in Northern Quebec in a single take, from a single perspective. The reward of this very simple concept is a lively, energetic and intimate portrait of Patrick and the band.”

 

Love Songs For Robots will be released on May 11th and the new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains:

 

“I wanted to make a science fiction R’n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in.

“I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.”

To celebrate the release, Watson will embark on a worldwide tour that includes a sold out show at London’s Bush Hall on May 11th. More details below.

PATRICK WATSON LIVE

May 8            Amsterdam, NL           Melkweg (old room)                                                   SOLD OUT

May 9            Maastricht, NL               Muziekgieterij                                                         Buy Tickets

May 11         London, UK                  Bush Hall                                                             (SOLD OUT)

May 13           Paris, FR                       Café de la Danse                                                    (SOLD OUT)

May 14           Luxembourg, LX             Rockhal                                                                 Buy Tickets

May 15           Berlin, DE                      Gruener Salon                                                        Buy Tickets

May 17           Brussels, BE                  Cirque Royale*                                                       (SOLD OUT)

May 23           Toronto, ON                  CBC Music Festival†                                                Buy Tickets

May 27           Washington, DC             9:30 Club‡                                                             Buy Tickets

May 28           Brooklyn, NY                 Music Hall of Williamsburg‡                                     Buy Tickets

May 30           Boston, MA                    The Sinclair‡                                                          Buy Tickets

May 31           Providence, RI               Colombus Theatre                                                  Buy Tickets

June 2            San Francisco, CA          The Chapel*                                                           (SOLD OUT)

June 4            Los Angeles, CA             Hollywood Forever Cemetery*                                 Buy Tickets

July 5             Trois-Rivières, QC          Festivoix                                                                Buy Tickets

June 6            San Diego, CA                The Casbah                                                            Buy Tickets

July 11          Sherbrooke, QC              Théâtre Granada (Festival Sherblues & Folk)Buy Tickets

July 17           Quebec, QC                   Plaines d’Abraham (FEQ)                                         Buy Tickets

July 23           Calgary,AB                    Calgary Folk Fest                                                    Buy Tickets

 July 31, August 1 &2                         Montreal QC @ Osheaga                                           Buy Tickets

 

*with Villagers

†with Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

‡with The Low Anthem

Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: WAREHOUSE MANAGER

01/05/15

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We are looking for a bright, energetic warehouse manager with plenty of enthusiasm to supervise our warehouse operation.

 

Please read the job description below and send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to vacancy@dominorecordco.com before Friday 15th May.  Please also state your salary requirements.

 

Main Accountabilities to include but not limited to:

  •      Manage the booking of incoming deliveries and outgoing collections by telephone, email or online

Signing for deliveries/ unloading vans and dispatching or notifying the recipient in the building

 

  •        Receiving stock orders from customers, primarily by email

 

  •        Responsible for the stock inventory

 

  •        Packing stock orders and generating invoices, proformas and stock movements.

 

  •        Maintain and manage the record archive

 

  •        Dealing with Artist or Management for supplying Tour Stock

 

  •        Greet visitors to Domino and aid their passage upstairs

 

  •        Will involve some heavy lifting of Vinyl LP boxes e.g. (boxes over 25kg)

 

  •        Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the site

 

  •        Responsible for Health & Safety in the warehouse

 

  •        To encourage open communication between the departments to enable them to effectively address any operational issues

 

 

The candidate would demonstrate the following skills:

  •          2 years warehouse management experience
  •          A high standard of computer literacy
  •          A professional manner with good communication skills both verbal and written
  •          Self-motivated and an ability to problem solve whilst retaining a positive outlook and approach
  •          Administrative and time management skills
  •          A Good Memory
  •          Responds calmly to pressure and challenge
  •          Is open and trustworthy
  •          Works collaboratively with others; to be part of a team.
  •          A general level of physical fitness for the lifting involved
 

EXCLUSIVE HOT CHIP DOM MART COMPETITION

Hot Chip | 01/05/15

Image: Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - Unique Artwork

Exclusive Dom Mart competition alert! Hot Chip will be signing and personally dedicating copies of their new album 'Why Make Sense?' to 50 lucky customers. For your chance to enter the competition, simply pre-order 'Why Make Sense?' via Dom Mart before midday on May 15th. 



Pre-orders must be made by midday 15th May and any format will be eligible, all current Dom Mart pre-orders will also be included in the competition.

Hot Chip Competition

The band recently announced live dates to accompany the new album’s release. These live dates follow the band’s sold out UK and EU dates in May to coincide with new album Why Make Sense?, released 18th May on Domino, as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sonar, Green Man and many more. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

Forthcoming live dates are as follows with UK dates in bold. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia (all dates except London) and Lonelady (London only) :

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow,Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester,Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London,Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels,Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin,Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris,La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA,Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR,Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO,Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN,First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI,Turner Hall Ballroom

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI,Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON,Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA,House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC,Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY,The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul,Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter,Rock Werchter

Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival

Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde,Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi,Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire,T In The Park

Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival

Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival

Sat 18 July - UK, London,Lovebox

Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza

Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)

Pre-sale tickets for October dates available Wednesday 22nd April from http://live.hotchip.co.uk/

Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).

Pre-order the album from Dom MartHERE and via iTunesHERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE) and Need You Now (watch HERE).

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:

1. Burning Up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: FINANCE ASSISTANT - APPRENTICESHIP

30/04/15

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Domino Recording Co. is recruiting for a 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.

You will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

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/1zcN0f6

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

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

Deadline for applications: 15th May 2015.

 

LA PRIEST ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, INJI

30/04/15

Image: LA Priest announcement

Inji, released on 29th June 2015, is the debut solo album by Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST. Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition. Listen to the single, “Party Zute / Learning To Love”, also released on June 29th 2015, now.

Recorded over a reclusive period spanning five years following the disbandment of Late of the Pier in which Dust travelled the world, did scientific research, worked on the creation of a number of new inventions and produced several secret musical projects, Inji is a record that has its own logic and exists in its own time zone.

From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of "Oino", the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year (watch the video HERE), to "Learning To Love", the record's gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and "Occasion", a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn. 

"Lady's In Trouble With The Law" boasts a lithe, sensual soul chorus about getting arrested that feels at once haunted and horny whilst the insectoid instrumental ambience of "Lorry Park", twists and turns and burrows into the brain as creepily as the most classic Aphex Twin material. Elsewhere, "Fabby", another instrumental, juxtaposes a gorgeous, cascading piano figure that'd make Benjamin Britten proud with percussion that sounds like the clashing of two swords and album closer, the bubbling, aquamarine ballad "Mountain" finds Dust contorting his voice into a stratospherically high, androgynous falsetto. 

Throughout all the songs there's a reliance on feeling and intimation as opposed to any one lyrical theme, and although the notion of love, its joys and trials, heaviness and absurdity, can often be glimpsed, it's in a non-linear way that recalls the disruptive, deliberately misleading pop of artists such as David Sylvian, Arthur Russell and David Byrne. So when Dust opines "was I born to love you?" on "Mountain", it's just as likely to be about the titular mountain, or his dog, or the entire world itself, or nothing at all as it is any real object of romantic affection.

If it doesn’t conform it’s because it’s not supposed to.


Inji will be available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) with an instant grat of ‘Oino’ and ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

 

Inji Tracklisting:

 

  1. Occasion  
  2. Lady's In Trouble With The Law  
  3. Gene Washes With New Arm  
  4. Oino  
  5. Party Zute / Learning To Love
  6. Lorry Park  
  7. Night Train  
  8. Fabby  
  9. A Good Sign  
  10. Mountain  

Following a sold out performance at Electrowerkz in London earlier this week, Sam Dust AKA LA PRIEST will be playing further live dates in the UK and Europe in the coming months including appearances at The Great Escape, Field Day and Iceland Airwaves. Full live dates are as follows:

Mon 04 May          UK           Manchester              Sounds from the Other City Festival at Islington Mill

Sat 09 May           France      Toulon                   MIDI Festival

Tue 12 May           France       Paris                    Le Carmen

Thu 14 May           UK           Brighton                The Great Escape at The Haunt      

Sat 06 Jun            UK           London                 Field Day                                              

Fri 03 Jul              NL           Amsterdam           Pitch Festival                                       

Thu13 Aug             Sweden    Gothenburg           Way Out West

Wed 04 Nov           Iceland     Reykjavik             Iceland Airwaves

Click HERE for more information

 

FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS TO PLAY DAVID BYRNE'S MELTDOWN FESTIVAL

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 28/04/15

David Byrne: award-winning music legend, Talking Heads frontman, serial collaborator and now Meltdown curator has invited Francois & The Atlas Mountains and L’homme Tranquille guest musicians Djiga Boubacar and Sanou Darra to join him and a wealth of artists including Anna Calvi and Matthew Herbert this August at London’s Southbank Centre. Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be performing tracks from African EP L’homme Tranquille on August 25th at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

 

David Byrne said: "I am beyond excited at how much of this has fallen into place. It’s quite eclectic and I hope there are some new discoveries for everyone – including me – in this edition of the festival’

In the summer of 2013, Francois & The Atlas Mountains took a 10 day trip to Africa to tour and meet up with local musicians, with the intention of collaborating. In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Francois jammed with Papa Djiga Boubacar (on ngoni), Luc Kyenbreogo (bass ngoni) and Sanou Darra (balaphon) at the French Cultural Center, building on some simple compositions Francois had already prepared that later blossomed into ‘Ayan Filé’:

"’Ayan Filé came from a spontaneous jam. I started singing words about feeling spaced out as a European traveller landing in Africa. To which Sanou joined in by singing a line from a traditional Burkinabé tune that said ‘Look at us, we're arriving, pay attention to us’.

 

“We had a soundcard and a few microphones with us. We plugged them in to the computer and recorded all the instruments live. Because these musicians are so skilled and inventive we only did 2 or 3 takes for each songs.”

-       Francois Marry

Francois’ existing obsession with African music led to this excursion and what emerged became L’homme Tranquille, a four-track EP recorded across Ethopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Benin.

Earlier this year, the EP was launched via an interactive website built with Le Monde to celebrate the launch of its new African channel. The site is now accessible in both English and French and acting as a creative and interactive tour diary, it features a range of candid photographs, information and band illustrations documenting their time in Africa. As vibrant and engaging as the EP itself, it’s a great insight into the band’s time away.

Explore L’homme Tranquille with Le Monde HERE

Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be performing at David Byrne’s Meltdown on August 25th at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Tickets will be available on May 6th at 10am to Southbank Centre members and on May 8th at 10am to the general public. More information can be found HERE.

L’homme Tranquille will be available on 12” vinyl (RUG638T) and available to download (RUG638D). Order via iTunes HERE and Dom Mart HERE.

 

STREAM NEW HOT CHIP TRACK BURNING UP, TAKEN FROM BONUS EP

Hot Chip | 27/04/15

Image: Hot Chip Why Make Sense announce

With the forthcoming release of new album Why Make Sense? on 18th May, Hot Chip have today released bonus, non-album track Burning Up, as an instant download on iTunes available exclusively with the special edition of Why Make Sense?. Stream the visualiser for Burning Up below and pre-order the special edition of the album iTunes HERE.

The band recently announced live dates to accompany the new album’s release. These live dates follow the band’s sold out UK and EU dates in May to coincide with new album Why Make Sense?, released 18th May on Domino, as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sonar, Green Man and many more. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

Forthcoming live dates are as follows with UK dates in bold. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia (all dates except London) and Lonelady (London only) :

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow,Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester,Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London,Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels,Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin,Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris,La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA,Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR,Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO,Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN,First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI,Turner Hall Ballroom

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI,Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON,Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA,House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC,Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY,The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul,Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter,Rock Werchter

Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival

Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde,Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi,Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire,T In The Park

Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival

Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival

Sat 18 July - UK, London,Lovebox

Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza

Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)

Pre-sale tickets for October dates available Wednesday 22nd April from http://live.hotchip.co.uk/


Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).

Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE) and Need You Now (watch HERE).

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:

1. Burning Up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize


 

MATTHEW E WHITE SHARES VIDEO FOR 'FEELING GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH'

Matthew E. White | 22/04/15

Image: Matthew E White Fresh Blood

'Feeling Good Is Good Enough' is the endlessly enjoyable new single from Fresh Blood (impact date May 18th) a heartfelt and deeply infectious tune that is soaked in White's affable charisma. Formed of intricate piano and soaring strings, it's a spring staple that'll have you hooked on its sing-along chorus for a long time to come. Accompanying the song is a new video, which features behind-the-scenes footage of White's extraordinary show with a 30-piece orchestra at BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn, New York.

Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White released his second album Fresh Blood to critical acclaim earlier this year, which has been lauded as being "calibrated for maximum hot-buttered gorgeousness" by the Evening Standard in a 5/5 review, as well as being described as "transcendentally beautiful" by The Independent on Sunday.

Matthew E. White will play Green Man Festival over the weekend of 20 - 23 August.

Fresh Blood is available now via iTunes and DomMart on CD, vinyl and digital download.

 

WILD BEASTS NOMINATED FOR AN IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS FOR THEIR ALBUM, ‘PRESENT TENSE’

Wild Beasts | 21/04/15

Image: Wild Beasts Palace

We are proud to announce that Wild Beasts have been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for their album, ‘Present Tense’. The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing. The Album Award acknowledges the album as a body of work and recognises exceptional songwriting and consistency. The awards will take place on May 21st in London.

Hayden Thorpe also premiered a previously unreleased Wild Beasts track entitled 'Woebegone Wanderers II' on BBC Radio 1 last Thursday night when he was a special guest on label mate Jon Hopkins’ DJ show. The track is a continuation of 'Woebegone Wanderers' taken from the band’s debut record, ‘Limbo, Panto’. For more information on the track, you can read an interview with the band HERE

Wild Beasts will be performing on the main stage at Latitude Festival on 17th July and are pleased to announce two warm-up shows in Edinburgh and Carlisle on the 15th and 16th July. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd April. Full live dates are as follows:

22nd May: Way Back When Festival, Main Stage, Dortmund, Germany

15th July: Summerhall Dissection Room B, Edinburgh, UK

16th July: The Old Fire Station, Carlisle, UK

17th July: Latitude Festival, Main Stage, Suffolk, UK

19th July: Longitude Festival, Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland

 

HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW UK TOUR, GLASTONBURY PERFORMANCE AND LIMITED EDITION REMIX 12"

Hot Chip | 17/04/15

Image: Hot Chip Why Make Sense announce

Hot Chip have announced a new run of headline dates in the UK for October including London’s O2 Brixton Academy on 22nd October. Tickets for all dates go on pre-sale at 10am Wednesday 22nd April and on general sale at 10am Friday 24th April.

Alongside the live dates announcement, the band have also today released a brand new, limited edition white label 12” featuring remixes of Need You Now from Percussions (Kieran Hebden) and Huarache Lights from band member Joe Goddard. Buy it now via Dom Mart HERE.

The new live dates follow the band’s sold out UK and EU dates in May to coincide with new album Why Make Sense?, released 18th May on Domino, as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sonar, Green Man and many more.

Forthcoming live dates are below. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia (all dates except London) and Lonelady (London only) :

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul, Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter

Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival

Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde, Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi, Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire, T In The Park

Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival

Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival

Sat 18 July - UK, London, Lovebox

Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza

Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)

Pre-sale tickets for October dates available Wednesday 22nd April from http://live.hotchip.co.uk/

Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. The album will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, HERE (GIFs available here: smalllarge).

Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE)and Need You Now (watch HERE).

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?


Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize

 

OWEN PALLETT DEBUTS NEW VIDEO THE SKY BEHIND THE FLAG

Owen Pallett | 16/04/15

Image: Sky Behind The Flag

OWEN PALLETT debuts a brand new video clip from his critically acclaimed In Conflict album. Directed by Eno Swinnen, the captivatingly animated video holds the already vivid narrative of "The Sky Behind The Flag" against an entirely different context, a sort of intergalactic missed connection all of which leaves the viewer to glean one's own personal meaning from the juxtaposition.

The video premiered yesterday with The Fader here, and Pallett said this of the song: "The song is about how great distance can exist between things that appear to be very close, like two lovers, or two halves of a brain: the extrovert that is engaging with the world, and the introvert that is providing commentary."

Pallett is currently on tour in mainland Europe and will be performing at Field Day in London on June 6th, before touring in North America. All tour dates are below. For tickets, head here.

OWEN PALLETT TOUR DATES

April 17th | Budapest HU | A38

April 19th | Kosice SK | Tabačka KulturFabrik

April 21st | Warsaw PL | Pardon To Tu

April 22nd | Warsaw PL | Pardon To Tu

April 24th | Tallinn EE | Jazzkaar Festival - Vaba Lava

April 25th | Colmar FR | Supersound Festival - Le Grillen

May 31st | Stratford-upon-Avon UK | Stratford Art House

June 1st | Coventry UK | Fargo Village

June 3rd | Cardiff UK | Portland House

June 6th | London UK | Field Day - Victoria Park

June 14th | Calgary AB | Luke’s Drug Mart

June 15th | Winnipeg | Union Sound Hall

July 13th | Quebec City QC | Festival D’Été de Québec

July 18th | Ostrava CZ | Colours of Ostrava

July 23rd | Cartagena SP | La Mar de Músicas - Catedral Antigua

August 21st-22nd | Storkow DE | Musikfestival Alinea Lumr

September 5-6th | Essen DE | Ruhrtrienalle

September 10-12th | Raleigh NC | Hopscotch Music Festival

In Conflict is full of love songs— more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says— emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”  Watch the album trailer for In Conflictfeaturing illuminating liner notes in an alpine landscape, HERE.

In Conflict is available on CD, digitally, standard edition LP, and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks), through Dom Mart. You may order the album HERE.

 

FFS ANNOUCE DETAILS OF THE RELEASE OF THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM

FFS | 13/04/15

Image: FFS Announce

FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks - have announced details of the release of the first single from their forthcoming debut album.

Johnny Delusional, the opening track on the 12-track album is available now via  iTunes and released on Monday June 8th 2105 on Domino.

The single was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London during the album sessions,and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).

FFS also play a handful of UK dates on their European tour this summer, including an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

The dates are as follows:

 

JUNE

16th                              Glasgow                                Arts School (sold out)

19th                              Montendre                            Free Music Festival

20th                              Ruoms                                                Aluna Festival

22nd                             Zagreb, Jarun                       Inmusic Festival

24th                              Brussels                                   Ancienne Belgique

26th                              Paris                                        Bataclan (sold out)

29th                              London                                  The Troxy      

 

JULY

1st                                Cologne                                Gloria

2nd                               Amsterdam                           Melkweg (sold out)

5th                                Lyon                                        Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                                 Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                                     Summer Odyssee

10th                              Trencin                                   Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                             Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                                 Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                                     Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                                      Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

20th                              Lausanne                               For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                                    Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                              Festival Theatre

25th                              Manchester                          Albert Hall

28th                              Paris                                        Rock En Seine Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

12th                              Berlin                                      Lollapalooza

 

Tickets for the London and Manchester shows from www.gigsandtours.com. Tickets for the Edinburgh show from http://eif.co.uk/2015/ffs

Their self titled debut album, released on the same day as the single, Monday June 8th, is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions featuring the extra tracks ‘So Many Bridges’, ‘King Of The Song’, ‘Look At Me’ and ‘A Violent Death’.  You can pre-order FFS via DomMart and iTunes

 

VILLAGERS SHARE VIDEO FOR EVERYTHING I AM, DARLING ARITHMETIC OUT NOW

Villagers | 13/04/15

Image: Everything I Am Villagers

With this week’s release of the acclaimed new album Darling Arithmetic, Villagers today release a brand new video for standout track Everything I Am Is Yours, directed by Jamie Thraves (Radiohead, Sam Smith, Blur). 

Echoing the song’s tender depth, the Everything I Am Is Yours video sees Conor O’Brien as the soundtracking leader of a lovelorn protagonist in search of solace with O’Brien himself becoming emotionally and physically connected to his every move.

Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize.  It’s a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. For more information on Darling Arithmetic visit the album’s microsite HERE.

Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this April and May 2015. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on 1st May. The band have also confirmed a number of dates in the US in June playing alongside Patrick Watson as well as a headline date at The Echo, Los Angeles, 5 June. Live dates are as follows:

Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges

Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Princess Pavilions

Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix

Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market

Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre

Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: RNCM Concert Hall

Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties

Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms

Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate

Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club

Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre

Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor

Fri 01 May – UK:  London: Barbican

Mon 04 May – France: Paris: Café de la Danse

Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix

Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg

Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif

Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal

Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof

Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche

Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude

Thu 14 May – Germany: Berlin: Babylon

Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje

Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tues 2 June - US: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel (w/ Patrick Watson)

Thu 4 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (w/ Patrick Watson)

Fri 5 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo

Sat 6 June - US: San Diego, CA, Casbah (w/ Patrick Watson)

Tickets for all shows are available from www.wearevillagers.com/live

Darling Arithmetic is available now on CD, ltd gold vinyl LP, and digitally. Purchase the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE.

Darling Arithmetic Tracklisting

Courage

Everything I Am Is Yours

Dawning On Me

Hot Scary Summer

The Soul Serene

Darling Arithmetic

Little Bigot

No One To Blame

So Naïve

 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S "TROPIC OF CANCER" VIDEO; ON TOUR IN US NOW

Panda Bear | 08/04/15

Image: Panda Bear by Tonje Thilesen

Panda Bear is proud to present the video for ‘Tropic Of Cancer’, from the recently-released, critically acclaimed album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. The Dave Portner (of Animal Collective)-directed video, in which many of the album's leitmotifs - family, the animal kingdom, death’s inevitability – are touched on in arrestingly beautiful color.

Says Portner of the video: "Its always been in the spirit of Animal Collective to want to collaborate in many artistic ways with each other. Having been a fan of Noah’s music since we were teenagers, it’s sweet to finally be able to collaborate with him on something other than just making sounds and songs. I also am thankful to get my first shot at making something a little more long running in the visual/video world. This is one of my favorite songs on the record, hence my being involved with it. I’m grateful and excited to have worked on every moment of it and to have worked with all the sweet people who helped me put it together."

Panda Bear kicks off a run of US tour dates this coming Friday April 10th in Las Vegas. Taking in both weekends of Coachella, and headline dates in San Francisco and Los Angeles, all shows are now on sale. He will also play Primavera Sound Festival in Spain late May. Full dates are as follows:

04-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse *
04-11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
04-12 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival *
04-14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent * (SOLD OUT)
04-15 Santa Cruz, CA - Cocoanut Grove Ballroom *
04-16 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery *
04-17 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
04-19 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit In !
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel !
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05-24 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival
05-28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

* with Ducktails
! with Jessica Pratt

Panda Bear photo by Tonje Thilesen


Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper is 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. Get the album via iTunes or the Dom Mart.


 

THE BOHICAS SET TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE, WHERE YOU AT

The Bohicas | 07/04/15

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After tearing through their homeland on the ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour and impressing as guests to Royal Blood and Drenge, The Bohicas are now set to release their next single ‘Where You At’ which impacts on June 1st.

Produced by Mark Rankin, ‘Where You At’ is an insistent blast of re-energised rock ‘n’ roll which is delivered  with a rhythmic rush of melody and frontman Dominic McGuinness’s coolly understated vocals. ‘Where You At’ follows their recent tracks ‘To Die For’ and XXX’, ‘Swarm’ as The Bohicas continue to snap up disparate elements from the history of guitar music and forge them into something urgent and refreshing.

The accompanying video, directed by Chris Turner, captures the band in their natural element with a stripped-back performance which captures the attitude and exuberance of their live shows.

For 'Where You At' we eschewed all narrative and conceptual tropes in favour of creating a simple yet stylish and energetic performance video to capture what The Bohicas do best - play. When a band and track are this good I felt it muddied the waters to do anything else.” – Chris Turner 

You can buy ‘Where You AtHERE and listen to it HERE.

This month sees The Bohicas commence their first ever residency. They’ll play The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All club night at The Social on four consecutive Wednesdays – April 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th - alongside special guests and Domino DJs.

The Bohicas are four young men from Essex and the east London borderlands making ambitious and arresting rock 'n' roll The band are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming debut album which will be released later this year, and have confirmed the following headline shows and summer festival sets:

April

8th – London, Deep Hum residency, The Social

15th – London, Deep Hum residency, The Social

22nd – London, Deep Hum residency, The Social

28th – Bourges, Printemps De Bourges

29th – London, Deep Hum residency, The Social

 

May

14th – 15th – Brighton, The Great Escape

21st – Cambridge, Portland Arms

22nd – Nottingham, Bodega

25th – Liverpool Sound City, Baltic Stage

26th – Sheffield, The Harley

27th – Glasgow, King Tuts

28th – Newcastle, Cluny

30th – Barcelona, Primavera Sound

 

June

1st – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

2nd – Bristol, Louisiana

3rd – Southampton, Joiners

4th – London, Oslo

6th – Birmingham, The Rainbow

7th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

8th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

 

July

18th – Dublin, Longitude Festival

19th – Belgium, Dour Festival

 

August

1st – Penrith, Kendal Calling

22nd – Holland, Lowlands Festival

 

September

5th – Portmerion, Festival No. 6

6th – Jersey, Jersey Live

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VILLAGERS NEW ALBUM DARLING ARITHMETIC STREAMING NOW ON ITUNES

Villagers | 07/04/15

Image: Villagers Darling Arithmetic announce

Darling Arithmetic, the third album from Villagers, is now streaming in full via iTunes - listen HERE.

 

Alongside the album’s lead single Courage and new tracks Hot Scary Summer and The Soul Serene, Conor O’Brien recently discussed the release of the new album in a new interview with Irish comedian David ODoherty. Watch the hilarious outcome below.

 

Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor OBrien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize. 

It’s a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. For more information on Darling Arithmetic visit the album’s microsite HERE.

Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this April and May 2015. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on 1st May. Live dates are as follows:

Sat 11 Apr - Holland: Rotterdam Motel Mozaique

Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges

Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Princess Pavilions

Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix

Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market

Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre

Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: RNCM Concert Hall

Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties

Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms

Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate

Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club

Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre

Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor

Fri 01 May – UK:  London: Barbican

Mon 04 May – France: Paris: Café de la Danse

Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix

Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg

Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif

Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal

Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof

Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche

Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude

Thu 14 May– Germany: Berlin: Babylon

Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje

Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tickets for all shows are available from www.wearevillagers.com/live

 

Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD, ltd gold vinyl LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant download of ‘Courage’. (Watch the video for ‘Courage’ HERE).

Darling Arithmetic Tracklisting

  1.    Courage
  2.    Everything I Am Is Yours
  3.    Dawning On Me
  4.    Hot Scary Summer
  5.    The Soul Serene
  6.    Darling Arithmetic
  7.    Little Bigot
  8.    No One To Blame
  9.    So Naïve


 

HOT CHIP RELEASE NEW SINGLE NEED YOU NOW, WATCH THE SHYNOLA-DIRECTED VIDEO NOW

Hot Chip | 01/04/15

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Prior to the release of their new album Why Make Sense? on 18th May, Hot Chip have announced details of their latest single in Need You Now. Watch the video for the single - directed by Shynola - below.

“We share a lot of the same references and attitudes - there’s a definite aesthetic affinity,” say Shynola of Hot Chip. “The idea for the video wholly came from our reaction to the song. What was intended to be a piece of thrifty filmmaking ended up being a mind-melting shoot - if you can imagine shooting multiple versions of reality, but completely out of chronology, plus in the pissing rain and wind.”

Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. The album will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).

Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights and Need You Now.

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize

Hot Chip’s forthcoming European club shows are now sold out. The band recently announced further international festival appearances including Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Osheaga and more. Forthcoming live dates are as follows:


Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin– SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen– SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique– SOLD OUT


Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom


Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY,The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul, Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter


Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde, Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi, Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire, T In The Park

Sat 18 July - UK, London, Lovebox

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza


Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival


Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

 

FFS (FRANZ FERDINAND AND SPARKS) ANNOUNCE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED JUNE 8TH

FFS | 31/03/15

Image: FFS

FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks - have announced details of the release of their self-titled album on Monday June 8th 2015 on Domino. 

The first single will be released in April – details to follow shortly. In the meantime FFS are slaking fans’ thirst by previewing the album’s closing track ‘Piss Off’, fittingly the first song written for the album and the first song now to be heard in its entirety. 

Listen to ‘Piss Off’ HERE 

FFS, the album, is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions featuring the extra tracks ‘So Many Bridges’, ‘King Of The Song’, ‘Look At Me’ and ‘A Violent Death’.  You can pre-order FFS via DomMart and iTunes.

Produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi) and recorded at London’s RAK Studios, the tracklisting of the 12-track album is as follows: 

1.   Johnny Delusional

2.   Call Girl

3.   Dictator’s Son

4.   Little Guy From The Suburbs

5.   Police Encounters

6.   Save Me From Myself

7.   So Desu Ne

8.   The Man Without A Tan

9.   Things I Won’t Get

10. The Power Couple

11. Collaborations Don’t Work

12. Piss Off

The seed of FFS was sown around the time of Franz’s debut album when word got back to the Maels that the band were big Sparks fans. “We thought ‘Take Me Out’ was very cool, and wouldn’t it be nice to say hello when they came to Los Angeles?” recalls Russell Mael. “We met and decided then it would be great to do something together. We put forward a couple demos, one was ‘Piss Off’. But they got swept up by everything, and it didn’t happen at that time.”

Fast-forward to 2013 when both Sparks and Franz Ferdinand appeared at Coachella. On the day of Sparks’ warm-up show in San Francisco, Kapranos was in the city trying to locate a dentist when he heard a voice behind him: “’Alex, is that you?’ It was Ron and Russell. They invited us down to see them play that night. We said hello after, and everyone agreed that the 10-year gestation period for this idea was long enough------- we should try and make it happen now.”

FFS was recorded during an intense 15-day period in late 2014. “We approached it the way bands do with their first record,” says Kapranos. “We had the songs first, rehearsed them and then recorded it all together, in a room. So no hanging around or fannying about.”

Very much a ‘new’ project, FFS doesn’t truly sound like either band, but a striking and fascinating mutation. “The real motivation was to make something new, not ‘Franz featuring Russell Mael’, or ‘Sparks with Franz Ferdinand backing them,” says Alex Kapranos. 

“You can’t chart what is Sparks and what is Franz Ferdinand,” suggests Ron Mael. “I think each band unconsciously relinquished a little of who they were in order to enter new territory.”

FFS also play a handful of UK dates on their European tour this summer, including an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. 

The dates are as follows:

JUNE

16th Glasgow Arts School (sold out)

19th Montendre Free Music Festival

20th Ruoms Aluna Festival

22nd Zagreb Jarun Inmusic Festival

24th Brussels Ancienne Belgique

26th Paris Bataclan (sold out)

29th London The Troxy


JULY

1st Cologne Gloria

2nd Amsterdam Melkweg (sold out)

5th Lyon Transbordeur

7th Genova Goa Boa Festival

8th Zurich Summer Odyssee

10th Trencin Pohoda Festival

11th Barcelona Cruilla Festival

16th Catania Zanne Festival

18th Lisbon Super Bock Super Rock

19th Spain Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

20th Lausanne For Noise Festival

21st Hasselt Pukkelpop Festival

24th Edinburgh Festival Theatre 

25th Manchester Albert Hall

 

SEPTEMBER

12th Berlin Lollapalooza

 

Tickets for the London and Manchester shows from www.gigsandtours.com. Tickets for the Edinburgh show from http://eif.co.uk/2015/ffs 

 

LA PRIEST ANNOUNCES UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES, LONDON SHOW AT ELECTROWERKZ ON 28TH APRIL

LA Priest | 31/03/15

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We are pleased to announce that Sam Dust AKA LA PRIEST will be playing live in the UK and Europe in the coming months. The tour will kick off with a date at Electrowerkz in London on 28th April and will follow with appearances at The Great Escape, Field Day and Iceland Airwaves with more dates TBA.  Full live dates are as follows:

Tue 28 Apr 2015 UK London Electrowerkz

Mon 04 May 2015 UK Manchester Sounds from the Other City Festival at Islington Mill

Thu 14 May 2015 UK Brighton The Great Escape at The Haunt

Sat 06 Jun 2015 UK London Field Day

Fri 03 Jul 2015 Netherlands Amsterdam Pitch Festival

Wed 04 Nov 2015 Iceland Reykjavik Iceland Airwaves

LA PRIEST (pronounced ‘Lah Pree-st’) is a project from reclusive electronic musician Sam Dust. Having previously used the moniker for a 12" release on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label in 2007, ‘Oino’, Dust's new single, is the first material to surface from the artist since the hiatus of Late Of The Pier, his previous band, in 2009.

Sam spent much of his time after 2010 in Greenland, studying the effects of the Ivittuut region's electro-magnetic phenomena on recorded sound, and producing more than five secret uncredited projects - some of which have already trickled out into the world to public acclaim.

Evoking the disruptive pop spirit of musicians like David Byrne, Prince, Arthur Russell or Aphex Twin, Dust's revived LA PRIEST project once again sets him apart as a true outlying original. ‘Oino’ marks the beginning of this long over-due re-emergence and is just a glimpse of the gloriously alluring hole in the fabric of the universe he's torn for himself. 

The video for ‘Oino’ was shot by Dust’s brother, director Isaac Eastgate, during the pair’s travels recently and was “inspired by a story our grandad told us about a man imprisoned in the desert who escapes by singing to a wizard”, according to the artist. Watch it below.

 

GEORGIA SIGNS TO DOMINO, ‘MOVE SYSTEMS’ RELEASED AS FIRST SINGLE ON 25TH MAY 2015

Georgia | 31/03/15

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Following its worldwide premiere on Radio 1, we are pleased to announce the first release from Domino’s latest signing - multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Georgia

Built on a truly monstrous rhythm section, ‘Move Systems’ (released as a single on 25th May 2015), is a frenetic,  forceful and hugely imaginative track – offering as much cerebral charm as it does pure physical impact in the way it channels elements of early 00’s grime, dub, post-punk and hip hop into a genuinely new-sounding, globally minded brand of pop. The accompanying video, directed by Rollo Jackson (Hot Chip, Angel Haze, Danny Brown), is available to view now below.

Born and raised in north west London, the last few years have seen Georgia steadily establish herself as an important fixture in the city's most singular and imaginative artistic circles, playing drums for Kwes and Kate Tempest among others before emerging as an irresistible creative force in her own right with last year's Come In EP. 

Newly signed to Domino, Georgia is currently putting the final touches to her debut album which she entirely wrote, performed and self-produced - details of which will be announced soon.

Georgia will be performing live at this year’s The Great Escape in Brighton on May 15th, and as a special guest of Kelela at XOYO on May 26th. Further dates are to be announced.

 

JAMES YORKSTON ANNOUNCES RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE

James Yorkston | 26/03/15

Image: James Yorkston Press Short CRAWS

2014 saw the release of James Yorkston’s Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society; a rich, collaborative album that featured brilliant and varied players KT Tunstall, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor (also on production duties), The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo and long-term musical buddies Jon Thorne and Emma Smith.

In an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, April 18th), The Demonstrations of The Craws collects the demos that later became the Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society album. 500 copies will be available worldwide. James will also be performing at Monorail in Glasgow on Record Store Day.

Cellardyke… finds James at his most personal and reflective following 2012’s I Was a Cat from a Book and this exclusive release captures the creation and emotions in a raw and engaging way.

Tracklisting:

Side One:

The Blues You Sang

Guy Fawkes Signature

Thinking about Kat

Broken Wave (A Blues for Doogie)

Red Fox

 

Side Two:

King of the Moles

Great Ghosts

Embers

The Very, Very Best

A Short Blues

 

The Demonstrations of The Craws LP (WIGLP359) will be released on Saturday, April 18th exclusively for Record Store Day.

Live shows:

Saturday 18th April 2015 – Glasgow Monorail – Record Store Day performance

Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Edinburgh Summerhall – James Yorkston / Pip Dylan / Matt Norris

James Yorkston will be playing the following dates as a trio with Jon Thorne (double bass) and   Suhail Yusuf Khan (Sarangi) as Yorkston/Thorne/Khan:

 

Monday 18th May 2015 – London Purcell Rooms, Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets here

Tuesday 19 May 2015 – Bristol, The Cube - Tickets here

Wednesday 20th May 2015 – Reading, South Street Arts Centre - Tickets here

Thursday 21st May 2015 – Norwich, Arts Centre - Tickets here

Friday 22nd May 2015 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall Strathclyde Suite - Tickets here

Saturday 23rd May 2015 – Bangor, Neuadd Ogwen – Tickets here

Sunday 24th May 2015 – Rathfriland – Analogue Cat – With Lisa O'Neill – This show is being recorded. For details and tickets click here

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – Anstruther, Dreel Halls – With Pip Dylan. £10 on door, details here

Thursday 4th June 2015 – Edinburgh, Summerhall – With WOLF. Tickets here

 

 

www.jamesyorkston.co.uk

 

PATRICK WATSON SHARES NEW TRACK PLACES YOU WILL GO

Patrick Watson | 24/03/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

Following a launch with The Fader, you can now listen to Patrick Watson’s ‘Places You Will Go’, the latest track to be taken from Love Songs for Robots, his highly anticipated fifth record which will be released on May 11th.

Love Songs For Robots is the follow-up to 2012’s Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim— Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”

The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains:

 

“I wanted to make a science fiction R’n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in.

“I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.”

Now approaching a decade as a band, it has been a truly interesting journey for Patrick Watson. While the man shines when composing over 15 scores for both film and television, Patrick Watson, Robbie Kuster (drums/percussions), Mishka Stein (bass) and most recently Joe Grass (guitars) accomplished such feats as playing to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival, receiving Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, performing in front of a full orchestra in 2011 in Amsterdam and again in their hometown of Montreal in 2013, and most recently performing two songs in Wim Wenders’s current 3D epic “Every Thing Will Be Fine”.

Patrick Watson will be on tour in May, including a date at London’s Bush Hall on May 11th. Full dates below:

 01-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

(SOLD OUT)

02-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

(SOLD OUT)

14-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L'Anglicane

(SOLD OUT)

15-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L’Anglicane

(SOLD OUT)

18-Apr-15

Shawinigan QC

MdC Francis-Brisson

(SOLD OUT)

19-Apr-15

Saint-Casimir QC

Théâtre de la Taverne

(SOLD OUT)

08-May-15

Amsterdam NL

Melkweg (old room)

(SOLD OUT)

09-May-15

Maastricht NL

Muziekgieterij

TICKETS

11-May-15

London UK

Bush Hall

SOLD OUT

13-May-15

Paris FR

Café de la Danse

(SOLD OUT)

14-May-15

Luxembourg LX

Rockhal

TICKETS

15-May-15

Berlin DE

Gruener Salon

TICKETS

17-May-15

Brussels BE

Cirque Royale (^)

TICKETS

23-May-15

Toronto ON

CBC Music Festival (#)

TICKETS

27-May-15

Washington DC

9:30 Club (&)

TICKETS

28-May-15

Brooklyn NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg (&)

TICKETS

30-May-15

31-May-16

Boston MA

Providence, RI

The Sinclair (&)

Columbus Theatre

TICKETS

TICKETS

02-Jun-15

San Francisco CA

The Chapel (^)

TICKETS 

04-Jun-15

06-Jun-15

Los Angeles CA

San Diego, CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery (^)

The Casbah

(SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

(^) w/ Villagers 

(#) w/ Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

(&) w/ The Low Anthem

 

Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

 

DAN DEACON SHARES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR JUNE + ANAMANAGUCHI REMIX OF FEEL THE LIGHTNING

Dan Deacon | 11/03/15

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Dan Deacon will be returning to Europe this summer, playing a string of dates following an extensive US tour that include four UK shows across Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester and a night at London’s Oval Space in June. Tickets and information can be found below.

Also, Dan Deacon revealed a remix of ‘Feel The Lightning’ by NYC-based band Anamanaguchi who put their signature 8-bit electronic twist on Gliss Riffer’s lead single.

 

Gliss Riffer  is available on CD, LP, and as a download. Order it now from Domino or digitally from iTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’ and ‘Learning to Relax.’

 

Dan Deacon tour dates:


APRIL


4:  Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party

7:  Richmond, VA - Gallery 5

8:  Charlottesville, VA - The Southern

9:  PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

10:  Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

11:  Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

16:  Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle

17: Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

18: Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery

19: Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay

21: New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans

23: Austin, TX - The Mohawk

24: Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s

25: Dallas, TX - Tree’s

28: Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom

29: San Diego, CA - Casbah

MAY


1: Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex

5: Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

6: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

7: Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl

8: Seattle, WA - Neumos

9: Boise, ID - The Shredder

10: Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

12: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre

13: Omaha, NE - The Slowdown 

14: Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center

15: Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon

16: Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall

17: Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

19: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

20: Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

21: Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount

22: Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw

23: Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

29: France Nimes - This is not a Love Song Festival TICKETS

30:   Spain Barcelona - Primavera Sound TICKETS

JUNE


1: France Lyon - Le Sucre TICKETS

2: Italy Milan – Magnolia TICKETS

3: Austria Salzburg – Rockhouse TICKETS

4: Germany Leipzig – Goldhorn TICKETS

6: Portugal Porto - Optimus Primavera Sound TICKETS

8: Czech Republic Prague - Meet Factory TICKETS

9: Austria Vienna - Wuk foyer TICKETS

10: Slovenia Ljubljana - Kino Siska TICKETS

12Switzerland Luzern - B Sides Festival TICKETS

13: Luxembourg Luxembourg - Bonnevoie Rotondes (FREE)

14: Belgium Brussels – Vk TICKETS

15: UK Brighton - The Haunt TICKETS

16: UK London - Oval Space TICKETS 

17: UK Manchester - Islington Mill TICKETS

18: UK Glasgow - Centre for Contemporary ArtsTICKETS

21: Netherlands     Hilvarenbeek - Best Kept Secret Festival TICKETS

 

VILLAGERS STREAMS NEW TRACK 'HOT SCARY SUMMER', NEW ALBUM DARLING ARITHMETIC OUT 13TH APRIL

Villagers | 10/03/15

Image: Villagers Darling Arithmetic announce

Following on from ‘Courage’, the heartrending first single from Villagers’ forthcoming album Darling Arithmetic, Conor O’Brien is proud to share a second listen from the album, in the form of the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The song premiered earlier today on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and can now be heard here.

Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, set for release on April 13th. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. 

Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this April and May 2015. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on 1st May. Live dates are as follows: 

Mon 23 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Warsaw (with Laura Marling)

Wed 25 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Union Pool 

Sat 11 Apr - Holland: Rotterdam Motel Mozaique

Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges

Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Princess Pavilions

Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix

Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market

Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre

Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: RNCM Concert Hall

Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties

Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms

Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate

Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club

Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre

Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor

Fri 01 May – UK:  London: Barbican

Mon 04 May – France: Paris: Café de la Danse

Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix

Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg

Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif

Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal

Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof

Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche

Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude

Thu 14 May– Germany: Berlin: Babylon

Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje

Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tickets for all shows are available from www.wearevillagers.com/live 

Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant download of ‘Courage’. (Watch the video for ‘Courage’ HERE).

www.wearevillagers.com / www.facebook.com/villagers / www.twitter.com/wearevillagers

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE MONTH LONG RESIDENCY AT THE DEEP HUM CLUB AT THE SOCIAL

The Bohicas | 10/03/15

After tearing through their homeland on the ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour and impressing as guests to Royal Blood and Drenge, The Bohicas can now announce details of their first ever London residency. They’ll hit The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All club night at The Social on four consecutive Wednesdays throughout April, with shows on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, alongside special guests and Domino DJs.

The Bohicas are four young men from Essex and the east London borderlands making ambitious and arresting rock 'n' rollAfter introducing themselves to the world last year with the tracks XXX’ and ‘Swarm’, their current single ‘To Die For’ continues to snap up disparate elements from the history of guitar music and forge them into something urgent and re-energised.

The Bohicas are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming debut album which will be released later this year. The quartet are also set to play the following headline shows and festivals in the summer:

May

 

14th – 15th – Brighton, The Great Escape

21st – Cambridge, Portland Arms

22nd – Nottingham, Bodega

25th – Liverpool Sound City, Baltic Stage

26th – Sheffield, The Harley

27th – Glasgow, King Tuts

28th – Newcastle, Cluny

 

June

 

1st – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

2nd – Bristol, Louisiana

3rd – Southampton, Joiners

4th – London, Oslo

6th – Birmingham, The Rainbow

7th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

8th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

 

August

 

1st – Penrith, Kendal Calling

 

September

 

5th – Portmerion, Festival No. 6

Frontman Dominic McGuinness isn’t big on labelling their approach within the confines of genre. You know when you go to see a great film at the cinema and come out of it feeling like you're the lead character, walking down the street like the Fonz or De Niro?” he questions. “I want people listening to our band to feel like that"

 

“People ask what sort of music we make, but if I say rock ‘n’ roll they instantly think of the fifties,” adds guitarist Dominic John. It’s the same starting point in terms of the energy behind it, but it’s not referential and it’s really not about looking back. It’s seeing that danger and energy, but taking it somewhere else.

Official site                   Twitter              Facebook                     Instagram


Bohicas Residency Poster

 

FFS SHARE EUROPEAN DATES FOR SUMMER 2015

09/03/15

Image: FFS

FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks - have announced details of a number of European shows in the summer, including two UK shows in June.

Tickets for the UK shows go on sale on Friday 13th March 2015 at 9am via www.gigsinscotland.com (Glasgow) and www.gigsandtours.com (London).

Further details of the project and more shows will be revealed shortly.

Stream a trailer for the forthcoming project here.

Follow FFS online on the links below.




 

JUNE

16th                                          Glasgow                                  Arts School

22nd                                         Zagreb                                    Inmusic Festival

24th                                          Brussels                                   AB

26th                                          Paris                                        Bataclan

29th                                          London                                    The Troxy

 

JULY

1st                                            Cologne                                   Gloria

2nd                                           Amsterdam                             Melkweg

5th                                            Lyon                                        Transbordeur

10th                                          Trencin, Slovakia                    Pohoda Festival

19th                                          Benicassim                               Benicassim Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

12th                                          Berlin                                      Lollapalooza

 

LA PRIEST SHARES VIDEO FOR 'OINO', SINGLE RELEASED 6TH APRIL

LA Priest | 03/03/15

Image: LA Priest_NL.jpg

Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST has shared the video for “Oino”, the previously-revealed first track from the artist’s new project for Domino.

The video was shot by Dust’s brother, director Isaac Eastgate, during the pair’s travels recently and was “inspired by a story our grandad told us about a man imprisoned in the desert who escapes by singing to a wizard”, according to the artist.

Having previously used the moniker for a 12" release on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label in 2007, ‘Oino’, Dust's new single, is the first material to surface from the artist since the hiatus of Late Of The Pier, his previous band, in 2009.

Sam Dust spent much of his time after 2010 in Greenland, studying the effects of the Ivittuut region's electro-magnetic phenomena on recorded sound, and producing more than five secret uncredited projects - some of which have already trickled out into the world to public acclaim.

Evoking the disruptive pop spirit of musicians like David Byrne, Prince, Arthur Russell or Aphex Twin, Dust's revived LA PRIEST project once again sets him apart as a true outlying original. ‘Oino’ marks the beginning of this long over-due re-emergence and is just a glimpse of the gloriously alluring hole in the fabric of the universe he's torn for himself. 

LA PRIEST will be performing live at The Great Escape in Brighton (14th – 16th May) with further dates to be announced. 

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE'S STREAMS NEW ALBUM FRESH BLOOD VIA NPR, RELEASED MARCH 9TH

Matthew E. White | 02/03/15

Image: Freshblood

On 9 March, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut Big Inner. Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood is now streaming in its entirety via NPR.

Featuring the effortlessly cool and highly addictive single 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', as well as the touching Phillip Seymour-Hoffman tribute 'Tranquility', Fresh Blood is described as "less of an album, more of a grand seduction" in a 4/5 review by Q.

To celebrate the release of the album, Matthew will be performing a special, stripped back show at a sold-out St. Luke's in London on 10 March. A full band headline tour in support of the record will take place in April, including a show at Village Underground on 20 April.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), vinyl (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D). There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes and DomMart.

 

Live dates:

Tuesday 3 March - Brooklyn, NY, BRIC

Monday 9 March - Paris, France, New Morning (Solo)

Tuesday 10 March - London, UK, St Luke's (Solo) SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th April – Richmond, VA, USAThe Broadberry

Tuesday 14 April - Glasgow, Oran Mor

Wednesday 15 April - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 16 April - Manchester, Gorilla

Friday 17 April - Gateshead, Sage

Saturday 18 April - Liverpool, Leaf

Sunday 19 April- Bristol, Marble Factory

Monday 20 April - London, Village Underground

 

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS CLASSIC FOURTH ALBUM MWNG GIVEN DELUXE REISSUE ON MAY 1ST + LIVE DATES

Super Furry Animals | 27/02/15

Image: SFA announce shot

Super Furry Animals return to active service this spring with a deluxe 15th anniversary reissue of their long out-of-print album Mwng and a series of hugely anticipated UK gigs – their first since 2009.

Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached Number 11 in the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales.  You can listen to ‘Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon’ from the album HERE

Not only is 2015 the 15th anniversary of Mwng’s release and the 20th anniversary of the band’s first gigs (and the release of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space), the band’s first EP).

Mwng will be re-released on a Friday (May 1st, International Worker’s Day). The reissue comes in several formats. Deluxe editions (vinyl, CD and download) contain five tracks previously released on the US version of Mwng under the name Mwng Bach as well as a previously unreleased Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP. The album is available to pre-order from Domino and from iTunes. Pre-orders of the physical album from Domino will receive a download of the standard album immediately.

Super Furry Animals will play their first gigs since December 2009 in the week that Mwng is reissued. The band play:

1st/2nd             Cardiff University Great Hall

5th                    Glasgow O2 Academy

6th                    Manchester Albert Hall

8th                    London O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on sale Thursday March 5th at 9am.

 

Mwng deluxe vinyl tracklisting:

 

Side A - Mwng Side 1

Drygioni

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Y Gwyneb Iau

Dacw Hi

Nythod Cacwn

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Side B - Mwng Side 2

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Y Teimlad

Sarn Helen

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Side C - Mwng Bach

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Trons Mr. Urdd

Calimero

Sali Mali

(Nid) Hon Yw'r Gân Sy'n Mynd I Achub Yr Iaith

Side D - Peel Session

Nythod Cacwn

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Y Gwyneb Iau

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Side E - Live At ATP

Drygioni

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Y Gwyneb Iau

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Side F - Live At ATP

Nythod Cacwn

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Mwng deluxe CD tracklisting:

CD1 - Mwng

Drygioni

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Y Gwyneb Iau

Dacw Hi

Nythod Cacwn

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Y Teimlad

Sarn Helen

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Mwng Bach

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Trons Mr. Urdd

Calimero

Sali Mali

(Nid) Hon Yw'r Gân Sy'n Mynd I Achub Yr Iaiath

CD2: Peel Session

Nythod Cacwn

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Y Gwyneb Iau

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Live At ATP

Drygioni

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Y Gwyneb Iau

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

 Nythod Cacwn

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

 

GEORGE FITZGERALD ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM FADING LOVE FOR DOUBLE SIX RECORDS

26/02/15

Image: George Fitzgerald Album Announce Shot
 

KING CREOSOTE ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOW AT THE BARBICAN IN LONDON ON SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2015

King Creosote | 25/02/15

Image: King Creosote photo cred Ross Trevail2

Following a UK tour which included a show at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, two sold out dates at The Union Chapel in London and a performance at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Gateshead over the weekend, King Creosote can now announce his biggest London show to date - a headline performance at The Barbican in London on Saturday 10th October. Tickets are available via pre-sale through Songkick HERE and go on general sale this Friday.

Watch King Creosote perform ‘For One Night Only’ at the BBC 6 Music Festival HERE.

Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

 

Fri 27th Feb 2015         SWEDEN      UPPSALA           UPPSALA KONSERT & KONGRESS (Ukk)


Fri 22nd May 2015        UK                  PERTH                PERTH CONCERT HALL (Perth Festival Of The Arts – tickets on sale March 30th)


Thu 28 May 2015          FRANCE       PARIS                  LE BATOFAR


03 - 06 Sep 2015          UK                  PORTMEIRION FESTIVAL NO.6


Sat 10th Oct 2015        UK                  LONDON            BARBICAN

From Scotland With Love, which featured in The Sunday Times, Loud & Quiet and MOJO’s year-end lists and which critics described as ‘a lovingly crafted thing’ (Independent on Sunday) and ‘consistently superb’ (Loud & Quiet – 9/10), was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name. Featuring archive footage from the National Library of Scotland Scottish Screen Archive, but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives. The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date. From Scotland With Love is available now through Dom Mart, and iTunes, with an extended version available HERE.

The upbeat ‘frantic jazz-polka’ track,‘Largs’ (as described in Uncut magazine), will be released as the next single on 2nd March 2015. Listen to ‘Largs’, HERE.

Watch the videos for Something To Believe In’ and ‘For One Night Only’, featuring footage from the film ‘From Scotland With Love’.

 

PATRICK WATSON ANNOUNCES LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS, NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 11TH

Patrick Watson | 24/02/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

Love Songs For Robots, the highly anticipated fifth record from Patrick Watson, will be released on May 11th via Domino. Love Songs For Robots is the follow up to Watson’s 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim— Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”

Listen to the title track from the album below now. In addition, Watson just released a teaser for the album, which includes the track ‘In Circles,’ watch HERE.

The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains,

“I started thinking about things in a very mechanical way. I found it interesting how we would use our senses to come up with an emotional reaction. As I get older you get to know yourself better and I realized that a lot of my emotional reactions were mechanical responses and that was hugely influential. I didn’t want to be a robot. But the reason why we are superior to computers is that we have emotions and I realized that emotions are mechanical so the only thing left between us and robots is curiosity and inspiration - and I don’t think you can program that into a computer. That’s definitely where I was at when I started writing the record.”

Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for The Walking Dead and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film Everything Will Be Fine, where he performed the songs ‘Cynical World’ (an original for the film) and ‘Lighthouse’. The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson composes, performs and records his albums with a full band that includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass).

Patrick Watson will be on tour in May, including a date at London’s Bush Hall on May 11th. Full dates below:

01-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

02-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

14-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L'Anglicane

TICKETS

15-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L’Anglicane (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

18-Apr-15

Shawinigan QC

MdC Francis-Brisson

TICKETS

19-Apr-15

Saint-Casimir QC

Théâtre de la Taverne (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

08-May-15

Amsterdam NL

Melkweg (old room)

TICKETS

09-May-15

Maastricht NL

Muziekgieterij

TICKETS

11-May-15

London UK

Bush Hall

TICKETS

13-May-15

Paris FR

Café de la Danse

TICKETS

14-May-15

Luxembourg LX

Rockhal

TICKETS

15-May-15

Berlin DE

Gruener Salon

TICKETS

17-May-15

Brussels BE

Cirque Royale (^)

TICKETS

23-May-15

Toronto ON

CBC Music Festival (#)

TICKETS

27-May-15

Washington DC

9:30 Club (&)

TICKETS

28-May-15

Brooklyn NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg (&)

TICKETS

30-May-15

Boston MA

The Sinclair (&)

TICKETS

02-Jun-15

San Francisco CA

The Chapel

TICKETS 

04-Jun-15

Los Angeles CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

TICKETS

(^) w/ Villagers 

(#) w/ Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

(&) w/ The Low Anthem

Tracklist
1. Love Songs for Robots
2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
3. Bollywood
4. Hearts
5. Grace
6. In Circles
7. Turn Into The Noise
8. Alone In This World
9. Know That You Know
10. Places You Will Go

 

 

Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

 

HOT CHIP TO RELEASE UNIQUE ARTWORK FOR EACH COPY OF THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM, WHY MAKE SENSE?

Hot Chip | 24/02/15

Image: Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - Unique Artwork

Following Hot Chip’s triumphant headline performance at The BBC 6 Music Festival over the weekend in Gateshead, where they played new material including the track ‘Huarache Lights', the band can reveal news about the artwork for their forthcoming sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the album will come in one of 501 different colours. Combined with subtle variations of the design, this means that EVERY copy of the album, on both CD and LP, will feature completely unique artwork. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, HERE 

Why Make Sense?, released on 18th May 2015, was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. The album will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights which was featured as Best New Track on Pitchfork and is currently number 2 in Spotify’s top 10 viral chart for the UK and number 7 for the world.

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?


Separate EP:

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize


Hot Chip’s European club shows sold out on sale last week. Worldwide live dates are as follows:

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla– SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin– SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique– SOLD OUT

 

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

 

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival 

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival 

 

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE TO RELEASE FRESH BLOOD ON 9TH MARCH, REVEALS VIDEO FOR 'ROCK 'N' ROLL IS COLD'

Matthew E. White | 17/02/15

Image: Fresh Blood

Bandleader and soul visionary Matthew E. White has shared a video for 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', the first full single from Fresh Blood, his new album for Domino coming on 9 March 2015.

The beautifully shot clip follows Matthew as he traverses various semi-surreal terrains, ultimately embarking on a joyride to an exquisite banquet in a video that's as playful and charming as the tune itself.

Speaking of the video, Matt had this to say: "This video was about highlighting and making use of pre-existing beauty and grandeur. The images I wanted were John Ford's America - part Badlands, part Bonnie and Clyde.

To that end, I used a team in Salt Lake City known much more for shooting spectacular outdoor shots than any music videos. That was really fresh for me, not to mention extraordinarily physically challenging at times - but these guys are world traveling, mountain climbing pros and brought out the tremendous beauty of the landscape we shot in.

Not to mention the extraordinary beauty of my lady, Miss Merry George. Mirroring the family involvement of the Fresh Blood album cover (shot at my Grandma’s house in Alabama) the final scene of this was shot at my Aunt’s house. It’s nice to keep the family involved when you can."

Matthew's special solo show at St. Luke's on 10 March 2015 is sold out. Full band shows for April 2015 are detailed below.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), vinyl (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D). There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album, minus strings/horns or choir. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes or DomMart.

Live dates:

Tuesday 3 March - Brooklyn, NY, BRIC

Monday 9 March - Paris, France, New Morning (Solo)

Tuesday 10 March - London, UK, St Luke's (Solo) SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th April – Richmond, VA, USA – The Broadberry

Tuesday 14 April - Glasgow, Oran Mor

Wednesday 15 April - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 16 April - Manchester, Gorilla

Friday 17 April - Gateshead, Sage

Saturday 18 April - Liverpool, Leaf

Sunday 19 April- Bristol, Marble Factory

Monday 20 April - London, Village Underground

 
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