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

Villagers | 10/03/15

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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

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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 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.

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Bohicas Residency Poster

 

FFS SHARE EUROPEAN DATES FOR SUMMER 2015

09/03/15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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KING CREOSOTE ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOW AT THE BARBICAN IN LONDON ON SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2015

King Creosote | 25/02/15

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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

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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

 

BOB MOSES 'ALL IN ALL' COMPILATION AVAILABLE ON 20TH APRIL

Bob Moses | 12/02/15

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Bob Moses, the duo comprised of Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie, release All In All, a collection of their previously released singles. The 11 songs on All In All encompass the duo’s output to date, combining their 2 previous EP releases on Scissor & Thread, and the recent A/B side on Domino, I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry / Grace

The band have also shared the video for single ‘I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry’. Directed by Gene Doe, the video is an evocatively filmed meditation on youth and beauty, and can be watched below. The ethereal, dreamlike quality of the video is accentuated by the rarely used “slit scan” filming technique famously used in 2011: A Space Odyssey during the “star gate” sequence.

All In All is available via iTunes and Spotify now.

The vinyl version of All In All will be available as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 18th globally. The CD version will be available on Monday April 20th. Pre-order it via Dom Mart HERE.

All In All Tracklisting (vinyl)

01. Far From The Tree

02.Winters Song

03. All I Want

04. Interloper

05. Stealing Fire

06. Hands To Hold - Acoustic

07. Too Close For Comfort

08. Val

09. It’s Gone

Digital and CD bonus tracks

  1. I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry
  2. Grace

BOB MOSES TOUR DATES

Thurs Feb 26 || Salon Zur Wilden Renate || Berlin, Germany

Fri Feb 27 || Venue TBA|| Boneca 2nd Birthday with Damian Lazarus & Lee Burridge

|| London, UK - SOLD OUT

Sat Feb 28 || Haiku || Paris, France

Sun Mar 1 || Le Sucre || Lyon, France

Fri Mar 13 || Buku Project || New Orleans, LA, USA

Wed Mar 18 || Resident Advisor @ SXSW || Austin, TX, USA

 

LISTEN TO DAN DEACON'S 'LEARNING TO RELAX' + BOILER ROOM PERFORMANCE

Dan Deacon | 11/02/15

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Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Gliss Riffer, out February 23, 2015, Dan Deacon has shared 'Learning to Relax.' Listen to it below. It follows the release of the Andrew Jeffrey directed video for Gliss Riffer opening track 'Feel The Lightning.'

"Learning to Relax", a live favorite that took shape while being performed on the road last year in support of Arcade Fire, is yet another exploration of Deacon's newfound appreciation of tracks featuring predominate vocal melodies. It's one of the many songs on Gliss Riffer reveling in equal parts exuberant uncontained good times as well as dramatic flair. The same could be said for the "Learning to Relax" animation created by Alan Resnick, as described by the creator himself: "Two parallel columns of cubes are colored with complementary gradients. The cubes oscillate at faster and faster rates, which create the optical illusion of color mixing within elaborate visual patterns." 

Download the stems to “Learning to Relax” and ‘Feel the Lightning’ from Dan Deacon’s Soundcloud page

Deacon has also announced a North American April/May 2015 tour that will follow his London show at the Islington Assembly Hall on February 16th.  Dan has also announced that he’ll be playing a special Boiler Room show in London next Tuesday, February 17th. Watch a live stream of the show from 19:00GMT / 14:00EST HERE. All tour dates are listed below.

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A special pre-order is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (now SOLD OUT) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from the Domino Mart and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’ and ‘Learning to Relax.’

Dan Deacon tour dates:


16-02 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

18 -02 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde

19-02 Amsterdam, NL – Pardiso Noord

20-02 Berlin, DE - Schwuz

25-02 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (sold out)

27-02 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (sold out)

28-02 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (sold out)

04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party

07-04 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5

08-04 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern

09-04 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

10-04 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

11-04 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

16-04 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle

17-04 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

18-04 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery

21-04 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans

23-04 Austin, TX - The Mohawk

24-04 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s

25-04 Dallas, TX - Tree’s

28-04 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom

29-04 San Diego, CA - Casbah

01-05 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex

05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

06-05 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

07-05 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl

08-05 Seattle, WA - Neumos

09-05 Boise, ID - The Shredder

10-05 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

12-05 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre

13-05 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown 

14-05 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center

15-05 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon

16-05 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall

17-05 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

19-05 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

20-05 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

21-05 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount

22-05 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw

23-05 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 

 

HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'WHY MAKE SENSE?' FOR MAY 18TH + HEAR FIRST TRACK HUARACHE LIGHTS

Hot Chip | 10/02/15

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Hot Chip will release their sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?, on 18th May 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads.

Watch the accompanying video for the Why Make Sense? album opener, Huarache Lights, based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles below.

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 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.

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 will be touring the US, UK & Europe in support of Why Make Sense? this May and June including an intimate club show at Oval Space in London on 14th May 2015. Tickets for all US shows go on sale on 13th February and all UK shows on 14th February 2015. The band will also headline the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival at the end of February, which is already sold out, as well as previously announced headline performances at Sonar in Barcelona in June and Green Man Festival in the UK in August. More live dates to be announced soon.

Full worldwide live dates with ticket links are as follows, with UK dates in bold:

Saturday 21st Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival - sold out

 

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique

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 (with !!!)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival


Hot Chip are Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke.

 

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE UK & EU TOUR DATES FOR APRIL & MAY + LONDON BARBICAN SHOW

Villagers | 09/02/15

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Following the news of the forthcoming album, ‘Darling Arithmetic’, which is due for release on 13th April 2015, we are pleased to announce that 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, where Conor O’Brien will perform songs from ‘Darling Arithmetic’ as well as classic Villagers tracks from Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland.

Live dates are as follows:

Fri 20 Feb – UK: Hebden Bridge: Trades Club

Sat 21 Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, The Sage

Sat 11 Apr - Holland: Rotterdam Motel Mozaique: Schouwburg

Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges

Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: 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: 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

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – Ireland: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tickets for all shows will be available as an exclusive pre-sale from www.wearevillagers.com/live at 9am this Wed 11 Feb and on general sale on Fri 13 Feb.

‘Darling Arithmetic’ is the third album from Villagers, released on 13th April 2015. The follow-up to Becoming a Jackal and Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.

 

‘Darling Arithmetic’ was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O’Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling – desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation – piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album’s occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O’Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion.

 

‘Darling Arithmetic’ will be available on CD (WIGCD330), LP (WIGLP330) and Digital (WIG330D). 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 grat of the first single, ‘Courage’.

Watch the video for ‘Courage’, directed by Niall Cullinane and Sean Leonard, below.

 
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