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VILLAGERS NOMINATED FOR AN IVOR NOVELLO ‘ALBUM AWARD’ FOR HIS 2015 LP DARLING ARITHMETIC

Villagers | 19/04/16

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We are delighted to announce that VillagersDarling Arithmetic has been nominated in the category Album Award, at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards. 

Conor O’Brien previously won the ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’ Ivor Novello Award in 2011, for his track ‘Becoming A Jackal’ taken from the debut album of the same name.

Released in April 2015, Darling Arithmetic is the third full length album from Villagers. O’Brien wrote, recorded, produced and mixed the album at his home – the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide, north of Dublin. It was a more pared-back, intimate journey compared to the multi-faceted arrangements of 2010’s Becoming A Jackal and 2013’s {Awayland} and revealed a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers.

Previously nominated twice for the Mercury Music Prize and winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize, O’Brien is currently working on his fourth album.

Villagers will be playing a string of festivals this summer across Europe and North America.

Villagers live dates

Fri 1st July – Vida Festival, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

Fri 1st-Sun 3rd July – Castlepalooza, Laois, Ireland

Thurs 14th July – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon

Sat 16th July – Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Sat 23rd July – Le Poisson Rouge, New York

Sun 24th July – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE KILLS' 'HEART OF A DOG'

The Kills | 18/04/16

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The Kills have unveiled the second music video from their highly anticipated fifth album, Ash & Ice. Heart Of A Dog” premiered on the Coachella festival live stream immediately before the band’s blistering energetic performance on Friday evening. The video was directed by Sophie Muller who has worked with the band in the past (“U.R.A Fever,” “Cheap and Cheerful,” “Last Days of Magic” and “Satellite”). Ash & Ice will be released on June 3rd through Domino.

The band adds: We are very very especially pleased to release our new music video for “Heart of A Dog!” It was shot all day and into the night in Los Angeles by our dear friend, the tremendous talent, Sophie Muller. We love this video. We love it because it’s fucking fun. Muscle cars and backflips. Palms trees and cacti. Dogs and dice. Neon and sunshine. We hope you love it as much as we do. VROOM VROOM. Love, The Kills. 

Over their almost decade-and-a-half career, The Kills have released four records. Each one a restless, reckless enigmatic art statement that bristled with tension, anxiety, sex, unstudied cool and winking ennui, yet not one of them sounded like the previous one. Ash & Ice is the follow up to 2011’s critically lauded Blood Pressures and was five years in the making. 

The Kills’ forthcoming European run in May is now sold out.  The band will be returning in the autumn, for shows including London’s Roundhouse on the 7th of October  - general on-sale for the new dates is on Friday at 10am CET. All dates are listed below.

The Kills Tour Dates

April 18 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre (SOLD OUT)

April 19 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory

April 22 Indio, CA - Coachella (SOLD OUT)

May 1 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg (SOLD OUT)

May 3 Paris, FR - La Cigale (SOLD OUT)

May 4 London, UK - Village Underground (SOLD OUT)

May 13 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival

May 14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

May 15 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

May 19 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club (SOLD OUT)

May 21 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

May 22 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall

May 23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

May 25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

May 26 Kansas City, KS - Midland Theatre

May 27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

May 28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot

May 31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

June 1 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

June 2 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater

June 4 San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater

June 9 - 12 Newport, UK - Isle of Wight Festival

June 14 Clermont-Ferrand, France – La Cooperative De Mai

June 16 Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival

June 29 Euch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – The Rockhal

July 1 Marmande, France – Garorock Festival

July 2 Normandy, France – Festival Beauregard

July 3 Belfort, France - EUROKEENES

July 6 Kiev, Ukraine - U-Park Festival

July 9 Moscow, Russia - Park Live Festival

July 14 Carhaix, France - Festival Les Vieilles Charrues

July 15 Benicassim, Spain - Benicassim

July 22 Byron Bay NSW, Australia - Splendour In The Grass

August 6 Katowice, Poland - Off Festival

August 7 Prague, Czech Republic – Roxy

August 8 Leipzig, Germany – Taubchenthal

August 9 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

August 11 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival

August 12 Stockholm, Sweden – Way Out West Festival

August 13 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival

August 18 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop

August 20 St. Polen, Austria – Frequency Festival

September 29 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall*

September 30 Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC*

October 1 Leeds, UK - Beckett Students’ Union*

October 2 Nottingham, UK - Rock City*

October 4 Oxford, UK - O2 Academy 1*

October 5 Bristol, UK - Anson Rooms*

October 6 Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 1*

October 7 London, UK - Roundhouse*

October 18 Paris, France - Olympia*

October 22 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom*

October 23 Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit 36*

October 25 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk*

October 26 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle*

October 27 Zurich, Switzerland - Volkhaus*

October 29 Milan, Italy - Fabrique*

October 31 Lyon, France - Le Radient*

November 3 Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon Coliseum*

November 8 Nantes, France - Le Stéréolux*

November 9 Brussels, Belgium - Arenbergschouwburg*

*on sale April 22nd at 10am local time

Ash & Ice is available to pre-order now on 2xLP, CD, and digital download. Pre-order digitally and receive “Doing It To Death” and “Heart Of A Dog” instantly. Pre-order: The Kills / iTunes


 

YOUR FRIEND SHARES VIDEO FOR GUMPTION

Your Friend | 15/04/16

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Your Friend is currently wrapping up a tour with Porches and Alex G in support of her debut album, Gumption, out now on Domino.  Ahead of her last week on the road in the United States, The FADER has premiered a new video for title track, “Gumption,” directed by Dan Huiting.

On the video’s concept, Huiting explains, “When I first heard this song I immediately had two images come into my mind. One was person trudging through the snow from overhead, and second was an overhead shot of that person stopping in front of a burning car. There's something about fire that is so mesmerizing to me.”

Taryn Miller aka Your Friend elaborates on the making of the “Gumption” video, “"I feel really fortunate to have worked with Dan. I've been a fan of his work for a long time. It was wild getting to see the fire footage after the fact since I was facedown in the ice for those shots. It was painfully cold but I would get hit with this wave of heat as the flames grew and it felt amazing in this strange way. In that, I couldn't see but only experience it physically."

TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):

Thu. Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

Fri. Apr. 15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

Sat. Apr. 16 - Harrisburg, PA @ MakeSpace

Sun. Apr. 17 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba

Mon. Apr. 18 - Champaign, IL @ Accord

Tue. Apr. 19 - St. Louis, MO @ The Stage

Fri. Apr. 22 - Lawrence, KS @ Urban Outfitters

Mon. May 2 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^

Tue. May 3 - Austin, TX @ The Parish ^

Thu. May 5 - Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Festival

 

* with Alex G & Porches

^ w/ San Fermin

Purchase Gumption:

Dom MartiTunes

 

YORKSTON THORNE KHAN RELEASE BROKEN WAVE LIVE EP

15/04/16

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The trio of Yorkston/Thorne/Khan return with the beautiful new ‘Broken Wave Live’ EP.  The tracks on the EP are taken from the Broken Wave Live sessions recorded at The Square studio in east London. These sessions afforded the band an opportunity to showcase poignant live versions of three songs from the band’s acclaimed debut album ‘Everything Sacred’.

Lead track ‘Broken Wave (A Blues For Doogie)’ is James Yorkston’s tribute to Doogie Paul– a powerful, tender lament to his old bass player and friend. You can watch the Liam Saint Pierre directed video for the song, shot at The Square during recording, HERE.   Jon Thorne then takes the lead on his yearning composition and album title track ‘Everything Sacred’, followed by the band’s sensitive reading of legendary songwriter and singer Lal Waterson’s ‘Song For Thirza’.  

Buy the ‘Broken Wave Live’ EP HERE.

You can catch the band live at the following shows:

Friday 6th May – Guildford, Boileroom

Saturday 7th May – Kirkcaldy, Adam Smith Theatre

Thursday 19th May – Saturday 21st May – Brighton, The Great Escape

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June – London, Field Day

5th August – 29th August – Edinburgh International Festival

Sunday 7th August – Dublin, The Workman’s Club

Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st August – Brecon Beacons, Green Man

The launch of James Yorkstons’ new novel ‘Three Craws’ will take place at The City Café in Edinburgh on Thursday the 28th of April – more information about the novel can be found HERE and the event HERE

 

QUASI TO REISSUE R&B TRANSMOGRIFICAITON, FEATURING "BIRDS" AND FIELD STUDIES ON JUNE 10TH

Quasi | 14/04/16

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Domino are proud to reissue Quasi’s first three studio albums, 1997’s R&B Transmogrification, 1998’s Featuring “Birds” and 1999’s Field Studies on June 10th.

Stream R&B Transmogrification’s ‘Ballad of Mechanical Man’, Featuring “Birds”’s ‘The Poisoned Well’ and Field Studies ‘Birds’ here.

Some bands – not every band – hit a hot streak. A year or two, or three, where they can’t do wrong for doing right; where every song suggests another two; where all the mistakes are in tune and in time, and the bandmembers are finishing each other’s riffs and fills. Talking Heads, 1978–80. The Fall, 1979–82. Sonic Youth, 1986–88. Wu-Tang, 1994–97.

Quasi, 1997-1999: R&B Transmogrification, Featuring “Birds”, Field Studies.

Indie rock had seen power duos before: Guv’ner, Royal Trux, Buckingham-Nicks, the Carpenters – but they’d never sounded like Quasi. Drumming like a controlled detonation; mutant blues coming out of an electric harpsichord or guitar by turns. Backwards through the backwoods of AM pop and Pebbles psych to create a new form: bar-room baroque. Honey-golden multitracked vocals and some of the bleakest, black-eyed, black-hearted lyrics put to paper since Lou Reed woke up in a bad mood. And all played with the kind of ramshackle ease that only comes from weeks of practice, months in the van, and serious chops.

Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes first collaborated in 1990 as Motorgoat, but by 1993 they had become Quasi. These initial excursions would later be re-released as Early Recordings, but 1997’s R&B Transmogrification is where they define their double act. On drums and harmonies, Weiss is all low-key Bonham-ie, power with poise. On top Coomes’ Roxichord makes you wonder how the electronic harpsichord never took off, its low-end crunch with top notes sounding like Ray Manzarek with a Superfuzz. A treacherous lyrical undertow is always there, catching you as you sing along to sweet pop hooks about death, hopelessness – or the illusions of the atomic family on ‘Mama, Papa, Baby’: “One plus one plus one is nothing.” Yet musically Coomes and Weiss are always greater than the sum of their parts. They just fit together, like a two-piece jigsaw puzzle. You float out of R&B Transmogrification on the dislocated cosmic guitars of ‘Clouds’, a little transmogrified yourself.

From Weiss’s opening salvo, and the first action-painting splatter of Coomes’ keyboard on ‘Our Happiness is Guaranteed’, Featuring “Birds” is Quasi at their peak, melding jams-kicking rock’n’roll, punk action, and chord shifts that feel like the change of a season. The success of Weiss’s other group, Sleater-Kinney, in the meantime was clearly only firing up, rather than undercutting Quasi. The songs slide from science fictional dystopia on ‘Our Happiness is Guaranteed’ and ‘I Never Want to See You Again’, to wage-slave class war on ‘The Happy Prole’ and ‘Sea Shanty’. As for ‘It’s Hard to Turn Me On’ and ‘California’, how can songs about anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure, feel so good? Mixing uppers and downers isn’t usually advised, but Weiss and Coomes use it to make a musical space that feels unique to Quasi. 

Closing in on the millennium, both feet on the pedals, Field Studies arrives in 1999. Organ edges out the Roxichord, making for a sound less jagged and more floating – like the protagonist of ‘The Star You Left Behind’, drifting out into an infinite void.  Does Field Studies have an Elliott Smith turn to the harmonies? They do share that heady hit of sweet-sour power-pop – or maybe both Quasi and Smith have a Heatmiser influence, given that’s the Portland band that Coomes and Smith had played in together. As one of their biggest fans, ‘Clouds’ was one of Smith’s favourite live covers. And Smith plays bass on three of Field Studies’ tracks, returning the favour for the many live shows in which Weiss and Coomes were his backing group. “I live underground on the dark side of town”, sings Coomes, but Field Studies is brilliantly lit with tunes that positively glow, and if the settings and arrangements are little more orderly than Featuring “Birds”, it’s only to heighten those accents.

The rest is history: Sword of God, Hot Shit!, When the Going Gets Dark, American Gong, and, most recently in 2013, Mole City, the late-arriving Tusk of the American indie tradition, four sprawling sides of old joys and new directions. Don’t stop; never stop. “You won’t live long / but you may write the perfect song” sings Coomes on ‘The Poisoned Well’. Quasi wrote more than a few, so if you don’t know these three albums, come on in: your happiness is guaranteed. 

These three seminal albums will be reissued on vinyl and CD plus will be available on all digital formats. All three albums are available packaged together exclusively through Domino Mart.

Pre-order the Quasi bundle on vinyl from Dom Mart.

Pre-order R&B Transmogrification from Dom Mart.

Pre-order Featuring “Birds” from Dom Mart and buy it digitally here.

Pre-order Field Studies from Dom Mart and buy it digitally here.

 

JULIA HOLTER ANNOUNCES FULL UK TOUR FOR NOVEMBER, FURTHER EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES ADDED

Julia Holter | 14/04/16

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Having recently confirmed her biggest headline show to date in the UK – at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on November 14th – Julia Holter is now pleased to announce the rest of her European tour with further UK stops at Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Newcastle and Brighton. Tickets for the new shows go on sale Friday 15th April at 10am GMT. Circuits Des Yeux has been announced as the tour support from Nov 11th – Nov 21st.

Julia Holter will be playing a string of festivals this summer including Green Man Festival, Primavera Sound, Pitchfork Music Festival (Chicago), La Route Du Rock and Iceland Airwaves.

Additionally Holter will release live favourite ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ as a single on May 21st, taken from her dazzling & widely acclaimed fourth album Have You In My Wilderness.

Upcoming live dates

15th May – FORM: Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ TIX

19-21st May – Moogfest, Durham, NC TIX

30th May – Sasquatch Festival, Georgia, WA TIX

2nd June – Kilbi Festival, Düdingen, Switzerland TIX

4th June – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona TIX

6th June – Le 106, Rouen TIX *

7th June – Les Nuits De Botanique Festival, Brussels TIX *

9th June – NOS Primavera Sound Festival, Porto TIX

23rd June – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary, AB TIX

15-17th July – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL TIX

6 & 7th August – Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR TIX

11th August – Øya Festival, Oslo TIX

12th August – Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg TIX

13th August – Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern-Rees, Germany TIX

14th August – La Route Du Rock Festival, Saint-Malo TIX

16th August – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam TIX *

18th August – DR Studio 2, Copenhagen TIX *

21st August - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons TIX

28th August – FYF Festival, Los Angeles, CA TIX

31st August – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA TIX *

1st September – The Old Redwood Barn, Sonoma, CA TIX *

3-6th November – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik TIX

8th November – Arts Carmarlis Festival, Katowice TIX

11th November – Gaite Lyrique, Paris TIX * ^

12th November – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht TIX  ^

14th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London TIX * ^

15th November – Cathedral, Manchester TIX * ^

16th November – The Sage, Newcastle TIX * ^

17th November – Art School, Glasgow TIX * ^

 19th November – Vicar Street, Dublin TIX * ^

20th November – Anson Rooms, Bristol TIX * ^

21st November – Concorde 2, Brighton TIX * ^

* = Headline shows

^ = Support from Circuits Des Yeux

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE SHARE 'HOUNDS OF BAIRRO', UK & EUROPEAN TOUR UNDERWAY

Animal Collective | 04/04/16

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Animal Collective have shared “Hounds of Bairro,” a track from their Gnip Gnop / Hounds of Bairro 7” available on the deluxe physical edition of their recent tenth studio album Painting With, which was released February 19 2016 on Domino. Stream the song below now and find both tracks, b-sides from the Painting With recording sessions, on digital services here.

The band’s European tour began this past weekend, with further UK live dates now confirmed for September following the band’s shows next week at London’s Troxy (Tuesday April 12) and Manchester’s Ritz (Wednesday April 13). Animal Collective will also headline this year’s End of The Road Festival and have announced further US live dates.

The band will be performing on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic this coming Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Tune in at 9pm PST/12pm EST. 

Animal Collective Tour Dates (UK live dates in bold)

Apr 04 || Hamburg, Germany || Uebel & Gefahrlich || TIX ^

Apr 05 || Berlin, Germany || Postbahnhof || TIX ^

Apr 07 || Milan, Italy || C2C Festival @ Magazzini Generali || TIX ^

Apr 08 || Stans, Switzerland || Stanser Musiktage Festival @ Kollegi || TIX

Apr 09 || Paris, France || La Cigale || TIX ^

Apr 12 || London, UK || The Troxy ||TIX ^

Apr 13 || Manchester, UK || 02 Ritz || TIX ^

Apr 28 || Fayetteville, AR || George’s Majestic Lounge || SOLD OUT +

Apr 30 || Austin, TX || Levitation || TIX

May 01 || Tulsa, OK || Cain's Ballroom || TIX +

May 03 || St. Louis, MO || The Pageant || TIX +

May 04 || Royal Oak, MI || Royal Oak Music Theatre || TIX +

May 06 || Nashville, TN || Marathon Music Works || TIX +

May 07 || Atlanta, GA || Buckhead Theatre || SOLD OUT +

May 08 II Asheville, NC || Orange Peel || SOLD OUT +

May 10 II Washington, DC || 9:30 Club || SOLD OUT +

May 11 II Washington, DC || 9:30 Club || SOLD OUT +

May 13 || Wilmington, DE || World Café Live at the Queen || SOLD OUT +

May 14 || Sayreville, NJ || Starland Ballroom || TIX +

Jun 03 || Barcelona, Spain || Primavera Sound || TIX

June 05 || Lyon, France || Le Transbordeur || TIX

June 06 || Bordeaux, France || Le Rocher de Palmer || TIX

June 07 || Madrid, Spain || Joy Eslava || TIX

Jun 09 || Porto, Portugal || Nos Primavera Sound || TIX

Aug 22 II Honolulu, HI || The Republik || TIX

Sep 2-4 || Dorset, UK || End of The Road Festival || TIX

Sep 03 || Liverpool, UK || O2 Academy Liverpool || TIX

Sep 2-4 || Laois, Ireland || Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival || SOLD OUT

Sep 06 || Glasgow, UK || O2 ABC Glasgow || TIX

Sep 07 || Leeds, UK || Leeds Uni Stylus || TIX

Sep 8-11 || Isle of Wight, UK || Bestival || TIX

Sep 20 || San Diego, CA || The Observatory North Park || TIX %

Sep 21 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory || TIX %

Sep 23 || Big Sur, CA II Fernwood Resort || SOLD OUT

Sep 24 || Big Sur, CA II Fernwood Resort || SOLD OUT

Sep 26 || Eugene, OR II McDonald Theatre || TIX %

Sep 27 II Vancouver, BC II Vogue Theatre || TIX %

Sep 29 || Calgary, AB II Macewan Hall Ballroom || TIX %

Sep 30 || Edmonton, AB || Union Hall Night Club || TIX %

Oct 03 || Sioux Falls, SD || Orpheum Theatre || TIX %

Oct 05 || Indianapolis, IN || Egyptian Room at Old National Centre || TIX %

Oct 06 || Morgantown, WV || Mainstage Morgantown || TIX %

Oct 07 || Pittsburgh, PA || Mr. Smalls Theatre || TIX %

Nov 02 || New York, NY || Terminal 5 || TIX

Nov 03 || Baltimore, MD || Rams Head Live! || TIX

Nov 04 || Richmond, VA || The National || TIX

Nov 05 || Carrboro, NC || Cat's Cradle || TIX

Nov 07 || Tallahassee, FL || The Moon || TIX

Nov 08 || Tampa, FL || The Ritz Ybor || TIX

Nov 10 || Miami Beach, FL || The Fillmore at Jacki Gleason || TIX

Nov 11 || Orlando, FL || The Beacham Theatre || TIX

Nov 12 || Jacksonville, FL || Mavericks || TIX

Nov 14 || New Orleans, LA || The Civic Theatre || TIX

+ w/ Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

% w/ WIFE

^ w/ GFOTY

 

JOB VACANCY : DOMINO IS SEEKING A JUNIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

01/04/16

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Bolstering the UK Marketing team, Domino seeks an energetic, musically savvy individual to join our existing Project Management and Marketing team as Junior Product Manager based in our London office.

Ideally our candidate should have at least 12 months of relevant experience within a record label or music company and be an enthusiastic user of new technologies with experience of running social media campaigns, Facebook and Google ad campaigns and possess a sound knowledge of web analytics.

The successful applicant will have a keen eye for detail, a real interest in the contemporary culture that surrounds music, work comfortably within tight timelines - as well as help generate and deliver the creative assets for the marketing initiatives we undertake.

Please submit a CV and covering letter (tell us all about yourself) to ukjpm@dominorecordco.com by Friday 15th April.

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW SONG 'KISS ME WHEN I BLEED'

29/03/16

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Fresh off of a victorious SXSW, White Lung release another stellar track off their upcoming fourth studio album Paradise, due out May 6th on Domino. Front woman Mish Barber-Way explains “’Kiss Me When I Bleed is about pride. That kind of steadfast, I-don't-give-a-fuck-I'm-in-love pride in that we all wish we had for someone. This song is my fairytale. Riches to rags and happily ever after because nothing else in this world really matters except love."

Listen to 'Kiss Me When I Bleed' here

Surprisingly, the track features no synthesizers – it’s all Kenny William’s guitar. He has reworked and re-pitched his parts resulting in what Annie Clark (St. Vincent) compares to evil mosquitoes - a bit off and unsettling.

This second cut, follows on from 'Hungry', which received 'Best New Track' from Pitchfork, who said "propelled by ringing guitars and Way's piercing vocals, the track is a tightly-wound, catchy-as-fuck invective played at a polished, breakneck velocity." Also, noting the band is "ostensibly teetering on the edge of a major breakthrough."

White Lung will tour extensively throughout Europe and North America this summer. Full list of tour dates below.

For the making of Paradise, vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou reconnected in Los Angeles to work with producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess the band are known for to the studio, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility, focusing in on making a record for the present - "I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016", said William. Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet.

Mish Barber-Way and Kenneth William sat down with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent to discuss the making of the album and their creative process. The entire conversation can be read here.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

May 6 || Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground (Canadian Music Week)

May 7 || Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right

May 24 || Brighton, UK - Green Door Store

May 25 || Bristol, UK - Start The Bus

May 26 || London, UK - Victoria

May 27 || Birmingham, UK - The Flapper

May 28 || Leeds, UK - Brudenell Games Room

May 29 || Manchester, UK - The Star & Garter

May 31 || Paris, France - Ephemere

June 1 || Liege, BE - La Zone

June 2 || The Hague, NL - Paard (Small Hall)

June 3 || Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

June 5 || Antwerp, BE - Trix

June 16-18 || Vancouver, BC - Levitation

July 8 || Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

July 9 || San Diego, CA - Casbah

July 10 || Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

July 13 || Austin, TX - The Sidewinder

July 18 || Bloomington, IN – Bluebird (w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

July 19 || Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

July 20 || Detroit, MI - El Club

July 22-24 || Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival

July 24 || New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival

July 29-31 || Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival

July 30 || Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

August 1 || Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

August 2 || Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

August 4 || Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar

August 6 || Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club

August 8 || Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will

August 10 || Calgary, AB - Commonwealth

August 12 || Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

August 13 || Seattle, WA - Neumos

August 15 || San Francisco, CA - The Independent

 

JULIA HOLTER CONFIRMS NEW LONDON LIVE DATE AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE, FURTHER FESTIVAL DATES

Julia Holter | 23/03/16

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Since releasing her fourth album last year, the dazzling & widely acclaimed Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter has been busy playing sold out tours across North America, Australia, Japan, China and Europe. She is now pleased to announce her biggest headline show to date in the UK, at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on November 14th. Tickets will go on sale here Friday 25th March at 10am.

Holter will also be playing a string of European festivals including Primavera Sound, Green Man and Iceland Airwaves.

Upcoming live dates

15th May – FORM: Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ, USA

19-21st May – Moogfest, Durham, NC, USA 

30th May – Sasquatch Festival, Georgia, WA, USA

2nd June – Kilbi Festival, Düdingen, Switzerland

4th June – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

6th June – Le 106, Rouen, France *

7th June – Les Nuits De Botanique Festival, Brussels *

9th June – NOS Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal

23rd June – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary, AB, Canada 

15th July – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL, USA

4-7th August – Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR, USA 

11th August – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway 

12th August – Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden 

13th August – Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern-Rees, Germany 

21st August - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK

31st August – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA, USA *

1st September – The Old Redwood Barn, Sonoma, CA. USA *

3-6th November – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland 

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14th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK *

Tickets on sale for Shepherd’s Bush Empire at 10am on 25th March HERE.

* = Headline shows

 

THE RANGE SHARES 'COPPER WIRE', TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM POTENTIAL

The Range | 22/03/16

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James Hinton’s The Range has shared the latest cut from forthcoming new album Potential, out March 25th on Domino, in the form of ‘Copper Wire’. Listen to it now below.

Hinton says of ‘Copper Wire’, which features vocals from a young London rapper called Kruddy Zak:

“I think a lot of my favorite lyrics on Potential allude to coming to terms with a difficult time in your life - that moment of acceptance when you finally allow yourself to drop your guard and admit you’ve been hit with something hard. Zak's verse has a piece in it that states '09 was emotional / it's a memory / I wish that everything was still the same' and that hit me particularly deeply as that was the year I lost my mom. Writing this song was the first time I ever talked about that moment in my music, and I think it was an important step in dealing with how I was feeling to finally get some words about it down on paper.”

Additionally, the track ‘1804’ featuring Jamaican rapper Naturaliss will be premiering tonight on Sun City Radio in Jamaica at 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time / 9:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. 

As its backbone, the album Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube. The new single, “Five Four”, finds Hinton exploring his love of early ’00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica while bringing it to a new sonic and emotional whole.  The music video, directed by Daniel Kaufman, features the London, UK-based grime MCs Ophqi and Superior Thought, the musicians from the original YouTube sourced clip that Hinton used to write and produce “Five Four.”

In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind Ophqi, Superior Thought, and the other unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.”

Watch the video for ‘Five Four’ HERE

Listen to ‘Florida’ HERE

Watch the trailer for album documentary Superimpose HERE


 

JOB VACANCY: DOMINO IS SEEKING A LABEL DEVELOPER

21/03/16

Image: Domino Mug (Yellow / Red)

Domino Recording Co. is recruiting for a confident and attentive back-end developer to work within the label. This is a full-time role based in the London office.

The successful candidate will work with the Lead Developer to maintain our existing software infrastructure, as well as driving forward their own projects to develop and build upon that infrastructure.

Interesting and unique real-world data sits at the very heart of our past, present and future. We're looking for someone to join us with the same enthusiasm we have for embracing that data, playing with it, harnessing it, and building upwards and outwards. Your work will involve helping to build out functional and modern digital solutions for the record label, to benefit the company’s internal working practices and campaigns.
 

Please submit a CV and covering letter as well as some examples of your work to impress us to devjob@dominorecordco.com by May 13th 2016. No agencies please.

Requirements:
- Experienced and fluent in Ruby and PHP. 
- Close familiarity with with modern MVC-style frameworks such as Rails and Laravel, taking full advantage of them to build precise, reuseable code.
- The ability to design and fine-tune relational databases. Comfortable with data manipulation, import/export and cleaning of data large and small.
- Interacting with external APIs and data sources as necessary. 
- Coding skills that are accurate, precise and adaptable, backed up with a good working familiarity with Github.

Desirables:
- Creativity and knowledge should extend to the cutting-edge, with a drive to keep current and engaged with trends in the field.
- Confident in taking direct responsibility for projects, working with and without direct supervision across multiple teams within the business, and tracking and reporting back progress.
- Ability to work under pressure and with precision across multiple projects and maintain agreed deadlines.
- Enthusiasm and interest in record label / wider music industry operations. 
- Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills, with an ability to effectively understand and act upon user requirements and feedback.


About Domino Recording Co. 
Domino Recording Co. is one of the world's leading independent record labels, based in London, with offices worldwide. We have a musical catalogue stretching back 20 years that we are immensely proud of. Artists we've worked with include Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, The Kills, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Pavement and Franz Ferdinand.

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE 'AVIATION', WATCH THE VIDEO NOW

The Last Shadow Puppets | 15/03/16

Image: Aviation video still

The Last Shadow Puppets have launched the video for their new single ‘Aviation’.  The single is available to download now HERE and stream HERE.  The video for ‘Aviation’ was created by Saam Farahmand with Black Sheep Studios, and is best viewed alongside the video for ‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’ which was launched last week.

Aviation’ and recent single ‘Bad Habits’ feature on the band’s second album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ which will be released on Friday 1st April.  The album finds Alex Turner and Miles Kane reunited with James Ford (production and drums) and Owen Pallett (string arrangements) and joined by Zachary Dawes (Mini Mansions) on bass, recording the follow up to 2008’s ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ at Shangri La Studio in Malibu. 

You can pre-order the album via The Last Shadow Puppets storeDom Mart or iTunes.

The Last Shadow Puppets will be playing the following live shows, including recently announced shows at The Dome in Brighton on Wednesday the 30th of March and Lloyd’s Amphitheatre in Bristol on Friday the 24th of June.  The band’s live dates, including festival appearances, are as follows:

24 March: UK, Cambridge – The Corn Exchange

25 March: UK, Middlesbrough – The Town Hall

26 March: UK, Edinburgh – Usher Hall

29 March: France, Paris – Olympia

30 March: UK, Brighton – The Dome

1 April: UK, London - Hackney Empire

2 April: UK, Liverpool – Olympia

3 April: UK, Sheffield – City Hall

7 April: Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

10 April: USA, Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

11 April: USA, NYC, NY - Webster Hall

15 April: USA, Indio, CA - Coachella

17 April: USA, San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

18 April: USA, Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

20 April: USA, Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel

22 April: USA, Indio, CA – Coachella

24 April: Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Centre

27 April: Japan, Tokyo – Studio Coast

26 May: Ireland, Dublin – The Olympia Theatre

27 May: Ireland, Dublin – The Olympia Theatre

2 June: France, Clermont Ferrand – Europavox Festival

3 June: Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Festival

5 June: Greece, Athens – Rockwave Festival

24 June: UK, Bristol – Lloyd’s Amphitheatre

29 June: Poland, Gydnia – Open’er Festival

1 July: France, Belfort – Eurokeennes Festival

3 July: Belgium, Werchter – Rock Werchter

5 July: Italy, Ferrara – Piazza Castello

6 July: Italy, Milan – Alcatraz

9 July: Scotland, Strathallan – T In The Park

10 July: UK, Manchester – Castlefield Bowl

12 July: UK, Bridlington – The Spa

13 July: UK, Bournemouth – BIC

15 July: UK, London – Alexandra Palace

16 July: UK, London – Alexandra Palace

10 August: Norway, Oslo – Oya Festival

16 August: Hungary, Budapest – Sziget Festival

19 – 21 August: Holland, Biddinghuizen - Lowlands Festival

 

ALEX G SHARES VIDEO FOR 'MUD', UPCOMING US TOUR WITH PORCHES AND YOUR FRIEND PLUS SXSW SHOWS

Alex G | 08/03/16

Image: Bug video still

Alex G is pleased to share the video for ‘Mud’, taken from last year’s stunning Beach Music. Shot in his hometown of Philadelphia, and featuring Alex and a cast of his friends - including Emily Yacina, the other vocalist on the track - the video is a sweet glimpse into the charmingly low-key life G inhabits. Watch the video now below.

Tomorrow night (Wednesday 9th March), Alex G and tour-mates Porches and Your Friend kick off their extensive US tour, starting on the East Coast before swinging through Austin for SXSW then onwards to the West Coast.

Current schedule of SXSW shows is below, with Porches and Your Friend dates listed further below. 

Wednesday 3/16

2:00 PM - Urban Outfitters x Domino @ Space24  || FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

5:00 PM - Hype Hotel @ Fair Market Building || RSVP

9:00 PM  - Noisey / JanSport Party @ Cheer Up Charlie’s || RSVP

Thursday 3/17

5:00 PM  - End of An Ear in-store || FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

Friday 3/18

1:00 PM - Brooklyn Vegan @ Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River Street

4:00 PM  - FLOOD x Domino @ Cedar St. Courtyard || RSVP

ALEX G / PORCHES / YOUR FRIEND TOUR DATES

Wed Mar 9 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel ^

Thurs Mar 10 || Richmond, VA || Strange Matter ^

Fri Mar 11 || Carrboro, NC || Cat’s Cradle Backroom ^

Sat Mar 12 || Savannah, GA || Savannah Stopover Festival ^

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth ^

Mon Mar 14 || Tallahassee, FL || Club Downunder ^

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters ^

Sat Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Music Fest ^

Mon Mar 21 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake ^

Tues Mar 22 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court ^

Wed Mar 23 || Boise, ID || Treefort Music Fest ^

Thurs Mar 24 || Portland, OR || Analog Café ^

Fri Mar 25 || Seattle, WA || Vera Project ^

Sat Mar 26 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt ^

Mon Mar 28 || San Francisco, CA || Rickshaw Stop ^ SOLD OUT

Thurs Mar 31 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory – Constellation Room ^

Fri Apr 1 || San Diego, CA || Che Café ^

Sat Apr 2 || Phoenix, AZ || Rebel Lounge ^

Sun Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || Rio Bravo Brewing Company ^

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown ^

Wed Apr 6 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th St Entry ^

Thurs Apr 7 || Madison, WI || UW Student Union ^

Fri Apr 8 || Grinnell, IA || Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge ^

Sat Apr 9 || Chicago, IL || Bottom Lounge ^

Sun Apr 10 || Detroit, MI || Majestic Café ^

Mon Apr 11 || Toronto, ON || Horseshoe Tavern ^

Tues Apr 12 || Boston, MA || Middle East Downstairs ^

Wed Apr 13 || Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg ^

Thurs Apr 14 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer ^

Fri Apr 15 || New York, NY || Bowery Ballroom ^ SOLD OUT 

 

BILL RYDER-JONES SHARES NEW SONG ‘OUT OF THE DARK’ FEATURING ON WEST KIRBY COUNTY PRIMARY BONUS EDITION

Bill Ryder-Jones | 03/03/16

Image: Bill Ryder Jones credit Rachel King

Bill Ryder-Jones today shares a brand new song in ‘Out of the Dark’, taken from a bonus edition of his acclaimed recent album West Kirby County Primary.

The new song – previously only available as part of a bonus 7” included in the now sold-out deluxe vinyl edition of the album – features as part of a digitally re-packaged bonus edition of West Kirby County Primary, available now through all digital retailers. The bonus edition also includes the 7”’s other previously unreleased track, ‘Even Good Things Break My Heart’.

Ryder-Jones is currently on tour in support of West Kirby County Primary. The dates include a run of UK headline dates in March, including London’s Scala on March 3rd, as well as support dates in May with Mumford and Sons. All dates listed below, with UK dates highlighted bold: -

Tues 1st Mar 2016 - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Weds 2nd Mar 2016 - The Green Door Store, Brighton [SOLD OUT]

Thurs 3rd Mar 2016 - Scala, London

Fri 4th Mar 2016 - Deaf Institute, Manchester [SOLD OUT]

Sat 5th Mar 2016 - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham [SOLD OUT]

Tues 8th Mar 2016 - Stereo, Glasgow

Thurs 10th Mar 2016 - Arts Club, Liverpool

Fri 11th Mar 2016 - Moon Club, Cardiff

Sat 12th March – Workman’s Club, Dublin, Ireland

Thurs 17th March – Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain

Fri 18th March – Astillero Ondartxo, San Sebastian, Spain

Sun 20th March – Las Armas, Zaragoza, Spain

Thurs 7th May – Hartwell Arena, Helsinki, Finland*

Mon 9th May – Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden*

Tues 10th May – Spektrum, Oslo, Norway*

Thurs 12th May – Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark*

Fri 13th May – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany*

Sat 14th May – ISS Dome, Düsseldorf, Germany*

Mon 16th May – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland*

Tues 17th May – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany*

Thurs 19th May – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria*

Fri 20th May – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic*

Sun 22nd May – Zenith, Paris, France*

Mon 23rd May – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands*

Tues 24th May – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium*

Sat 4th June - Lunar Festival, Tanworth in Arden

Sun 4th Sept – End of The Road Festival, Dorset

Fri 7th Oct – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis

West Kirby County Primary (Bonus Edition) is available digitally now. The standard edition is also available on CD (WIGCD346), digital (WIG346D) and LP (WIGLP346). Buy the album via Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE.

West Kirby County Primary (Bonus Edition) tracklisting:

  1. Tell Me You Don't Love Me Watching
  2. Two To Birkenhead
  3. Let's Get Away From Here
  4. Daniel
  5. Put It Down Before You Break It
  6. Catharine and Huskisson
  7. Wild Roses
  8. You Can't Hide A Light With The Dark
  9. Satellites
  10. Seabirds
  11. Out of the Dark (Bonus Edition)
  12. Even Good Things Break My Heart (Bonus Edition)
 
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