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

Elliott Smith | 20/07/15

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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

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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

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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

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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

Image: Instrumentals

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

Image: Yannick announce

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

Image: Georgia Press Shot credit Laura Coulson

‘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.

 

 
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