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DOMINO SEEKS BUSINESS AFFAIRS ASSISTANT

Various Artists | 14/04/14

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Domino Recording Co.is recruiting for an assistant to work within the Business Affairs Department across the record label and publishing company. 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.

The role is an entry-level office based position, and will assist the day-to-day running of the department. Please note that the majority of workload within the role will be administrative based. However, this combined and challenging role will expose the candidate to many parts of the music business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of short form agreements for compilation releases
  • Negotiating broadcasts and sync licenses
  • Coordinating signing and finalisation of agreements
  • Updating licensing spreadsheets and arranging delivery of masters to external labels
  • General contracts administration and coordination.
  • Maintaining Business Affairs filing system
  • 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

Skills required:

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work to deadline and work under pressure
  • A professional manner with superior communication skills and strong computer competencies in the Microsoft package
  • Able to build and maintain working relationships with a wide range of people and remain diplomatic, tactful and utterly discreet in all dealings
  • Works collaboratively with others and is open and trustworthy
  • Responds calmly to pressure and challenge

Desirable:  Experience with legal documentation and contracts is preferred but not essential

To apply, you must complete an application form and send to the team at DiVa.  Applications directly to Domino cannot be accepted.  The closing date for applications in April 25th.

http://diversityinvisualarts.com/site/jobs/

 

BLOOD ORANGE ANNOUNCES UNCLE ACE REMIX PLUS VIDEO

Blood Orange | 10/04/14

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Last year Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – released his sophomore LP under that moniker, entitled Cupid Deluxe, one of the most anticipated and widely acclaimed albums of 2013. Today Blood Orange announces a 12” featuring remixes of the standout track “Uncle ACE,” which is out May 19th but available TODAY as a digital bundle. Click HERE to pre-order through Dom Mart.

Kindness directed a music video for “Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens),”which follows Hynes around his childhood hometown of Ilford in Essex. The video also features a text Q&A about his upbringing, hometown and how his environment influenced him as a musician and adult. 

Dev Hynes has made a name for himself as one of the most exciting voices creating and producing music right now. Click HERE to buy Cupid Deluxe via iTunes, and HERE via Domino Mart.

Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (Remixes) Tracklist:

1. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE 

2. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens) 

3. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (a/jus/ted Remix) 

Tour Dates

13/04/14              USA: Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

14/04/14              USA: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT

15/04/14              USA: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall – SOLD OUT

20/04/14              USA: Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

1/08/14                USA: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

 

VILLAGERS' CONOR O'BRIEN ANNOUNCES TWO LONDON PERFORMANCES

Villagers | 09/04/14

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Villagers’ Conor O’ Brien has announced two upcoming London performances - Ceiliúradh at the Royal Albert Hall this Thursday 10th April and David Lynch-Revisited at The Barbican on 20th June.

On the historic occasion of the first State Visit by the President of Ireland to the United Kingdom, President Michael D. Higgins will be guest of honour at Ceiliúradh, a special evening of music, spoken word and dance at the Royal Albert Hall featuring some of Ireland's finest musicians, singers, actors, authors and poets. Conor O'Brien will perform alongside Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Donal Lunny + very special guests. The event is now sold out.

On Friday 20th June, Conor O'Brien will be performing songs at the "David Lynch - Revisited" event at The Barbican; the world premiere of a new live homage to the songs and music from David Lynch’s films. From the romantic songs of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, to the violence of iconic scenes in Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart or Lost Highway, sound is a vital component of David Lynch’s films – it’s in the wind, in the air, and in the people’s thoughts; his carefully chosen songs conveying his characters’ mental states. Lynch’s songbook includes original versions by Roy Orbison, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Samuel Barber, Marilyn Manson and Elvis Presley. In Dreams brings together a stellar cast of singers to reinterpret these classic songs. Tickets are available HERE

Having won Ireland’s prestigious Meteor Choice Music Prize for {Awayland} last month, Villagers are set to release their new, James-Ford produced single, ‘Occupy Your Mind’ on limited edition clear vinyl on Record Store Day. The 7” release will be backed by new track ‘Beatitudes’ exclusively for the occasion. Originally written in support of the lgbt community in Russia on the advent of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, ‘Occupy Your Mind’ is a standalone single, not featuring on either of Villagers’ Mercury Music Prize-nominated albums {Awayland} and Becoming A Jackal.  Taking place on April 19th, Record Store Day celebrates the art of music around the world, bringing independent retailers and artists together for a series of events and releases. Watch the video for ‘Occupy Your Mind’ below.

 

WILD BEASTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'A SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH'

Wild Beasts | 08/04/14

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A Simple Beautiful Truth will be released as the next single from Wild Beasts on 19th May 2014. This is the second single from their fourth album, Present Tense, which entered the UK album charts at 10 and is already seen as one of the best albums of the year so far (Gigwise, NME, MOJO).

The accompanying video was filmed by Klaus Thymann. The band had the following to say about it: 'We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like A Simple Beautiful Truth, to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn't done this before.' 

Wild Beasts have just completed a UK tour in support of Present Tense, which culminated in a sold out, unforgettable show at London’s Brixton Academy, the band’s biggest London headline show to date. The band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the UK to perform at The Great Escape, End Of The Road (as the Sunday night headline act) and Bestival, with further dates to be announced. Full live dates are below.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production (Wild Beasts worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams), Present Tense finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers – each one of the album’s eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics. The album is available to buy now from Dom Mart and iTunes.

Listen to a remix of A Simple Beautiful Truth from East India Youth, who supported the band on their recent UK tour, HERE.

Listen to Wild Beasts perform A Simple Beautiful Truth live on US radio station KCRW) HERE. The full session is available to watch to HERE.

Live dates are as follows, with all tickets available from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk:

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Wed 09 Apr 2014       Germany         Munich            Strom

Thu 10 Apr 2014         Italy                 Milan               Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti

Fri 11 Apr 2014          France                         Lyon                Marche-Gare

Sat 12 Apr 2014          Switzerland     Zurich             Plaza Club

Sun 13 Apr 2014         France                         Lille                 Aeronef

Tue 15 Apr 2014         Belgium           Brussels           Orangerie

Wed 16 Apr 2014       France                         Paris                Trabendo

Thu 08 May 2014        Northern Ire    Belfast             Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts festival

Fri 09 May 2014         UK                  Brighton          Great Escape @ The Dome

Thu 29 May 2014        Switzerland     Dudingen        Bad Bonn Kilbi

Fri 06 Jun 2014           Greece             Athens             Plissken

Fri 13 Jun 2014           Norway           Bergen             Bergenfest

Sun 15 Jun 2014         Denmark         Aarhus             Northside

Sat 21 Jun 2014          Holland           Hilvarenbeek   Best kept secret

Sat 28 Jun 2014          Ukraine           Kiev                Park Live

Sun 29 Jun 2014         Russia              Moscow                      Park Live

Fri 04 Jul 2014            Poland             Gdynia                        Open'er

Fri 15 Aug 2014          Belgium           Hasselt                       Pukklepop

Sat 16 Aug 2014         Hungary          Budapest         Sziget

Sun 17 Aug 2014        Germany         Hamburg                     Dockville

Sun 31 Aug 2014        UK                  Dorset             End of the Road

Sat 06 Sep 2014          UK                  Isle of Wight   Bestival

Tue 09 Sep 2014         CROATIA      Rovinj             Unknown

Fri 11 July 2014          USA                Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *

Sat 12 July 2014         USA                Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *

Mon 14 July 2014       USA                Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *

Tue 15 July 2014         USA                Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *

Wed 16 July 2014       USA                Toronto, ON - The Mod Club

Sat 19 July 2014         USA                Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

* w/ Mutual Benefit

 

WATCH HAMILTON LEITHAUSER'S "11 O'CLOCK FRIDAY NIGHT" VIDEO + UPDATED TOUR SCHEDULE

Hamilton Leithauser | 03/04/14

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More information over at Ribbon Music

 

HOW TO DRESS WELL ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "WHAT IS THIS HEART?"

How to Dress Well | 03/04/14

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More information at Weird World.

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT - WE ARE FLOATING

Archie Bronson Outfit | 03/04/14

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Archie Bronson Outfit reveal a new track, We Are Floating, through Domino on Monday May 19th 2014.

 

Arp Cleveland of the Archie Bronson Outfit, said of the track:

We Are Floating is about flux, transition, motion, potions, disappearing notions, moving, grooving, hovering, bothering; being dazed but giving praise.”

It is taken from their forthcoming album, Wild Crush, which is released on the same day.

The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Adam Mallett.

Commenting on the video, Adam Mallett said:

Phantoms in the night move between horizon lines in a psychedelic world of transmogrification and candy coloured beauty. Your brain window opens up to a land where trees are ears, forks are fingers, and your heart is overwhelmed by a greater love. Welcome to your new home.”

 

Wild Crush, recorded in their home-town of Bath, is Archie Bronson Outfit’s fourth album, and their first since Coconut in 2010. It is released on standard LP (WIGLP333)/ limited edition purple coloured vinyl (WIGLP333X), CD (WIGCD333) and digitally (WIG333D). Also, for the audiophiles, the album was mastered at half speed for maximum aural pleasure, the first Domino album to use this process.

You can pre-order Wild Crush via Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE.

The bold, flirtatious artwork for both the single and album was designed by renowned illustrator Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com.

Finally, having appeared at the Domino records night in celebration of Independent Venue Week at The Half Moon in Putney, SW London in late January, they recently announced a short U.K. tour to coincide with the album release. The band have also recently been confirmed to play this year’s End of the Road Festival.

The list of dates is as follows:

MAY

18th                   Dublin                                                  Workman’s Clubs

19th                   Manchester                                         Ruby Lounge

20th                   Bristol                                                   Lantern

21st                   London                                                  Islington Assembly Hall

 

AUGUST

29th-31st            Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset                End of the Road Festival

 

Tickets for the shows are priced at £11 (£12.50 in London) and are available via www.ticketmaster.ie (Dublin), www.gigsandtours.com (Manchester), www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Bristol) and www.parallellines.ticketabc.com  (London).

 

STREAM AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE' NOW

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 02/04/14

Next week, April 8 (April 7 in the rest of the world) sees the release of Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks debut ‘Enter the Slasher House,’. Check out the visual stream of the entire album now for a limited time below and on the band’s website. The visuals for the album stream were created by Abby Portner.  See the previously released videos for lead single ‘Little Fang’ and ‘Strange Colores.’

The band will head out on a North American tour including a stop at the recently announced Pitchfork Music Festival in July. Dustin Wong will support all non-festival dates. All dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage.

Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's storethe Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant gratification download of “Little Fang” and “Strange Colores.” Also, find it in your local record stores next week.  

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

*w/ Dustin Wong

 

ALEXIS TAYLOR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, AWAIT BARBARIANS, FOR 9TH JUNE 2014

Alexis Taylor | 02/04/14

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We are pleased to announce the release of Alexis Taylor’s second solo album and first for Domino, Await Barbarians, on 9th June 2014.

Possessing the same immediacy as his music with Hot Chip and the adventurousness of his work with About Group, there is a special intimacy to the lyrics of Alexis Taylor’s Await Barbarians, a simplicity and candour in his expression of emotion, though the moments of honesty are matched with a sense of humour, playfulness and fun.

Playing and recording all the instruments himself apart from strings, Taylor also presents a more reflective side of his writing and singing, which comes into focus in a more confident and defined manner than before. With its brushed cymbal-led quiet and solitude, and its startlingly direct recording approach, the album recalls in places the work of such English luminaries as Mark Hollis and Robert Wyatt. Recalling such recordings is one thing, but the record doesn't sound especially like those. Await Barbarians' soundworld is entirely Taylor's own - at times claustrophobic, synth-led and dry, and at others spacious, warm and homely, it always places Taylor's unique and recognizable vocals up front in the mix, rarely adorned by audible effects.

Await Barbarians is a record whose warm tones draw you in, whose sequencing asks of the listener an uninterrupted session of close listening, and whose sound world reminds us of the pleasures of all that is quiet in music. It is rich in deep insight and profound feeling, a truly significant album by one of the country’s most continually arresting musicians.

Watch a video for the album track ‘Elvis Has Left The Building

Await Barbarians will be available on CD (WIGCD334), standard LP (WIGLP334) and Digital (WIG334D). Copies of the LP purchased through Dom Mart or indie retailers will include a bonus 7” featuring the tracks I Hope (a Bobby Charles cover), b/w Song Of Long. Click HERE to buy the album through Dom Mart and HERE through iTunes.

The tracklisting for Await Barbarians is as follows:

Lazy Bones 

From The Halfway Line 

Without A Crutch (2) 

Immune System 

Dolly and Porter 

Closer To The Elderly 

Elvis Has Left The Building 

Piano Ducks 

New Hours 

Where Would I Be? 

Am I Not A Soldier? 

Without A Crutch (1) 

Alexis Taylor will be performing live throughout the summer. Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

Fri 23/05/14: Hay on Wye – The Globe

Sun 25/05/14: London – The Ace Hotel - SOLD OUT

Sat 31/05/14: Glasgow – The Wee Chill

Thur 12/06/14: London – The Vortex

Wed 18/06/14: Leeds – The Brudenell

Thu 19.06/14: Manchester – Band On The Wall

Fri 20/06/14: London – Roundhouse Studio

Fri 18/07/14: Eigg – Howlin’ Fling – SOLD OUT

Fri 29/08/14: Shaftsbury – End Of The Road Festival

Sat 06/09/14: Portmeirion – Festival Number 6

 

DEEP FANTASY

White Lung | 27/03/14

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Resilient and hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit, White Lung are set to release their third album Deep Fantasy via Domino on June 16th/17th. The band is every bit as confrontational as before, but they’ve managed to open their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face.  In a very good way.

After a year plus of near constant touring behind Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming. 

 

ROYAL TRUX ‘THE RADIO VIDEO EP’ - REISSUED 19 MAY 2014 ON DOMINO

Royal Trux | 25/03/14

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Do you remember the summer of 1998; the traffic jams and morning radio?

How fantastic is it to be able to reach back and take those memories whole?

It was a brave old world back in the year 2000; on the Domino side of the street (we called it “the fast lane” — what did we know?), the production team of Adam and Eve deliriously blended the guilty pleasures of late 90s smooth r ’n’ b (as epitomized by the group Class Houses, featuring Reeta Young) with the pushy funk of Royal Trux. Featuring, ladies and gentlemen, Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty, etc.

An album and an EP removed from the synapse-splitting Accelerator, “The Radio Video EP” knocked our vision of Royal Trux out of focus in five quick tracks, while simultaneously morphing into a new incarnation that we might finally hope to understand in some future days (2014? Nahhh...). Dance-poppin’ Trux! But a close listen to “The Radio Video EP” will find you following a trail backwards though Royal Trux history, walking along the blared lines and stinky beats of the “Mercury” b/w “Shockwave Rider” single and the “Spike Cyclone” double 7" (both now collected on, Singles, Live, Unreleased), as well as Veterans of Disorder’s “Sickazz Dog,” for pure drooling nonsense — all abstract momentos of rude and shocking compulsions built upon hard rock and roll.

Of course, this new EP wasn’t a catch-all release revisiting former poses —no, never! In keeping with Royal Trux tradition, “The Radio Video EP” was a new and hitherto untouched quantity — this time, well-machined, club-ready psych-pop, presented for the pleasure of all the people of Earth, with no discriminations.

Just months away from their sudden flameout, Royal Trux were still flying high, enjoying their little plot next to the mainstream and the bridge tolls that it provided To this end, “The Inside Game” was licensed to the major motion picture High Fidelity, for two young skateboarder types to mime at in punkish, sub-Beasties style. Elsewhere, the jam and-recitation “Victory Chimp, Episode 3” (much more of which was to come a decade down the line) was recorded at an unplugged session in a downtown Chicago Borders Books & Music one autumn afternoon in 1999. The Royal Trux release of summer 2000 promised even more renegade MOR rock and roll pleasures — but time wasn’t on their side for the next round.

Today, Neil and Jennifer are back in the face again, with a steady series of releases from The Howling Hex and Black Bananas strafing society from opposite sides of the divide. And from above and beyond, the next-to-last Royal Trux release (until the tales-from-the-crypt Hand of Glory dropped in ’02 — coming back soon!) is here and queer: “The Radio Video EP.

RECENT (AND CLASSIC) ROYAL TRUX

Veterans of Disorder, Three Song EP, Accelerator, Singles, Live, Unreleased, Cats and Dogs, Untitled, Twin Infinitives, Self-Titled

You can pre-order ‘The Radio Video EP’ via Dom Mart HERE.

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'STRANGE COLORES' VIDEO; ON TOUR SOON!

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 24/03/14

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'Strange Colores' is the second track to be shared from Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks out April 8, 2014 (April 7 in the rest of the world). Watch the Oliva Wyatt-directed video below. The song is a love song, drenched in a wall of color: “nicest light you would like a taste,” sings Avey on the track.

This is following the video for the 'Little Fang' directed by Abby Portner, which you can watch below as well:

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS ANNOUNCE NEW UK TOUR DATES FOR APRIL & MAY 2014

The Amazing Snakeheads | 24/03/14

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The Amazing Snakeheads have announced new tour dates across the UK this April and May. The tour includes two new London shows, The Barfly on April 22nd and Dingwalls on May 14th, as well as free shows in Bristol, Bournemouth and Reading. The show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in London on April 3rd is now sold out.

Full dates are as follows, with newly announced shows in bold:

March

28th: Late Nights in Broadcast – Glasgow

30th: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

April

3rd: Bethnal Green Working Mens Club (Sold Out)

22nd: Xfm X-Posure Live @ Barfly, London

25th: Late Nights in Broadcast , Glasgow

29thVoodoo, Belfast

30th: Whelan’s (Upstairs), Dublin

May

1st: Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

2ndRoadhouse, Manchester 

3rd: Live at Leeds , Leeds

7th: 53 Degrees, Preston

8th: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

13th: Start The Bus, Bristol

14th: Dingwalls, London

15th: 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

16th: Oakford Social Club, Reading

17th: Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent

20th: Rotown, Rotterdam, NL

21st:  Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, NL

22nd:  Les Nuits Botaniques, Brussels, Belgium

24th: Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

25th: Muffathalle, Munich, Germany

27th: Molotow, Hamburg, Germany

28th: Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany

29th: Gebaude 9, Cologne, German

31st: Nuits Sonores, Lyon, France

July

24th-27th: Secret Garden Party 

27th: Stockton Weekender  

 

Here It Comes Again is the new single from The Amazing Snakeheads and will be available on 14th April 2014. The track is taken from the Glasgow band’s forthcoming debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, which is released on the same date.

 

The Amazing Snakeheads have also shared a video for Here It Comes Again - a fast, colourful video which reflects the force and the sentiment of the song. The video was directed by Alan Parks and edited by Dan Knight in Glasgow.

 

A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. The album will be available on CD (WIGCD316), Digital (WIG316D) and on limited edition LP (WIGLP316X) which comes with a bonus 7” of Here It Comes Again b/w Stud. The album is available to pre-order from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE

 

IT'S TIME FOR A MOUSE ON MARS MOVIE

Mouse On Mars | 24/03/14

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It's time for a mouse on mars movie: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mouse-on-mars-21-again

Longstanding German duo Mouse on Mars are celebrating their 21st year confusing listeners worldwide, and have some big plans for the celebration.

Along with Indiegogo and German filmmakers Kaliber16, the two surrealists have put together a campaign to rustle together funds for a documentary – entitled 21 Again – that will span Mouse on Mars’ long history, and we’re all for it.

From their comedic Vulvaland back in 1994 to their more recent flirtations with footwork and dubstep on Spezmodia, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner’s peculiar experimentations with electronic music have dragged them through genres, trends and decades kicking and screaming. A career-spanning documentary feels like it could shine a welcome spotlight on one of the genre’s most unpredictable acts, and the filmmakers plan to splice together an enticing selection of rare footage and full interviews with Matthew Herbert, Tyondai Braxton, Mark E. Smith, Tortoise, Stereolab, Markus Popp and plenty more.

As expected, those who donate money to the campaign can expect a selection of goodies, from postcards, downloads and DVDs all the way to an actual producer’s credit on the film.

You can check out the campaign here, and don’t forget take a look at Mouse on Mars’ recent (brilliant) encounter with FACT TV.

 

FRàNçOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS LAUNCHES BRAND NEW PIANO OMBRE APP

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 21/03/14

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This week, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains release their new album Piano Ombre. Rather than just release the album through the traditional avenues, the band are releasing an innovative album app through iTunes to give fans a new way to experience the band’s music.

In addition to listening to the album, the album-app gives users a wealth of exclusive extras including access to additional tracks using the unique ‘Sun Tracker’ function, lyrics and song descriptions and updates from Frànçois via his handwritten tour journal.

Highly interactive and elegantly produced, it mirrors Frànçois Marry’s creativity towards his music perfectly. Heavily involved in the making of the app, Frànçois introduces the app below and offers a demonstration HERE.

“I am very excited to present Piano Ombre in the form of an application. Not only does it include a super version of the album, but it also includes an opportunity to dig further into the story behind each song, to follow the band on tour, and to have an insight of the band's creative environment.

 

When the label proposed me to take part in the creation of a Piano Ombre app, I was cautious of not creating just content that the user could collect and store (and forget about...) in their device. I wanted Piano Ombre to make the user look beyond their iPhone or iPad. I wanted an application that would make the user aware of where they are in space and in time.

 

That's why in order to unlock some exclusive Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains music, the Piano Ombre app invites you to track the position of the sun according to the time of the day or night you're in.

 

I hope you will enjoy the experience.

 

Fránçois”

 

The ‘Sun Tracker’ function is at the app’s core and a concept created by Frànçois. With 24 songs exclusive to the app available to unlock, users can take photographs of the Sun, add filters to emulate Piano Ombre’s artwork and share. As the Sun moves each hour, a different track will be made available.

 

Two versions of the app will be available through iTunes. The lite version will offer 90 second samples and an option to buy Piano Ombre. Lyrics, guitar chords, handwritten explanations of each song by Francois will also be available upon purchase. Purchase the lite version HERE.

The premium version will automatically allow users to listen to the album at any time and come complete with lyrics, chords and explanations. A digital download of the album will also be sent to their email address. The premium version will be available to purchase HERE from Monday 24th March.

As well as via the app, Piano Ombre is now available on CD (WIGCD321), LP (WIGLP321), Digital (WIG321D) and limited edition vinyl with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, Sleepwalkers Town and Bus Rouge (WIGLP321X). The iTunes edition (WIG321D1) will feature the two bonus tracks as well as an instant grat of La Vérité. Order the album through Dom Mart, HERE and through iTunes, HERE.

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring playing a sold out London headlining show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on the 26th of March.  We are very excited to announce that they will also be headlining The Scala on November 11th, as part of the prestigious Festival Les InRocKs Philips, the first time that Les Inrocks has brought their world renowned festival to the UK. Full dates are as follows:

25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France

26 March: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (SOLD OUT)
27 March: Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2)
TICKETS

28 March: Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS
29 March: Glasgow, Stereo -
TICKETS
30 March: Manchester, The Roadhouse -
TICKETS

3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France

4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France

9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France

12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France

16 April: Big Band Café d’ Hérouville Saint Clair, Caen, France

17 April: 106, Rouen, France

18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France

19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France

15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France

2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France 

11 Nov: Festival Les InRocKs Philips, The Scala, London - TICKETS

For more information please contact:

Supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts - Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by

the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

The Digital R&D fund for the Arts is a £7 million fund to support collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers. It is a partnership between Arts Council England (www.artscouncil.org.uk), Arts and Humanities Research Council (www.ahrc.ac.uk) and Nesta (www.nesta.org.uk).

 
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