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G STANDS FOR GO-BETWEENS: VOLUME 1 1978-1984

The Go Betweens | 01/10/14

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The Domino Recording Company is honoured to announce the upcoming release of an extraordinary anthology for one of the most beloved and influential Australian groups of all-time, The Go-BetweensG Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One extensively documents the band’s origins in an ambitious box containing four vinyl albums, four compact discs and an extensive 112-page book, featuring a trove of archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster, along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.

The box set captures the band’s output from 1978 through 1984 and includes the first vinyl re-pressings of their first three studio albums in over thirty years (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair), all re-mastered from the original analogue tapes. G Stands For Go-Betweens also brings together their early classic and collectible singles together on a fourth vinyl LP entitled The First Five Singles featuring new artwork from its creators. Additionally, the set comes with four compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982. If that’s not enough, the set comes with a silkscreen of their first promotional poster for their debut single, “Lee Remick", as well as a reproduction of their very first press release from their own Able Label.

For a complete tracklist and in-depth information on this release, please visit the following: http://dominorecordco.com/gobetweens/

We will begin taking pre-orders for this very special limited edition release today and will continue to do so until October 31st.  While a very small overrun may be made available to a few select retail outlets at a later date, this is a deluxe limited package and we will only be pressing this very special collection once.  The only way to guarantee your own copy is to order from Domino Mart HERE.  The stock is estimated to be delivered to customers at the beginning of January.

But here’s the special part: the first 600 orders will get a randomly selected book from the late Grant McLennan’s personal literary collection along with a specially-printed bookmark signed by Robert Forster, certifying their veracity. These books were collected by Grant through his lifetime and some were signed and dated by him on purchase (though no guarantee that every book will have said inscription...it will be the luck of the draw). Recipients will be invited to join the Grant McLennan Book Club over at www.go-betweens.net to share anecdotes and book reports on the copies they receive.

The Go-Betweens were formed by Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in Brisbane, Australia in 1978 while studying at the University of Queensland. The duo, augmented by various drummers and guests, recorded a series of acclaimed singles for seminal Australian labels such as their own Able Label and Missing Link. After a sojourn to London and Glasgow that led to their brief relationship with the legendary Postcard label, they were joined by their more permanent rhythmic counterpart, drummer Lindy Morrison, upon their return home prior to recording their debut album, Send Me A Lullaby. That release brought them to the attention of Rough Trade and a lengthy re-location to London. It was then the band recorded their breakthrough album, Before Hollywood. Produced by John Brand (Aztec Camera, The Waterboys), the album contains some of the group’s most beloved recordings, including McLennan’s “Cattle And Cane” and Forster’s “By Chance”. Shortly thereafter, McLennan would hand off bass playing duties to new member Robert Vickers, who joined the group prior to the recording of Spring Hill Fair.

During their initial phase, the group went on to record three additional albums for Beggars Banquet before splitting up in 1989 in spite of their greatest commercial success with the album 16 Lovers Lane. Forster and McLennan went on to extensive solo careers before reuniting in 2000 and making three more Go-Betweens album together, including the ARIA-winning finalé, Oceans Apart. Sadly, the reunion came to a sudden end when McLennan passed away on May 6th, 2006 from a heart attack and The Go-Betweens disbanded for good.

It would be hard to overstate the shadows cast across the musical landscape of the last three decades by the Go-Betweens’ self-ascribed “striped sunlight sound”. The duo of McLennan and Forster ranks alongside the best of the best songwriting partnerships, influencing younger musicians both expected (such as Belle & Sebastian who reference the group on “Shoot The Sexual Athlete”) and unexpected (as with the late, great Jay Reatard’s fiery cover of “Don’t Let Him Come Back”). This anthology is sure to provide inspiration to a new generation of musicians while providing a very special personal experience for the existing fans.

The Go-Betweens - Cattle and Cane from Domino Recording Co on Vimeo.

 

JON HOPKINS ASLEEP VERSIONS EP 10TH NOVEMBER 2014

Jon Hopkins | 25/09/14

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Following a sold out, euphoric performance at The Royal Festival Hall last Friday, Jon Hopkins can announce the release of a 4 track EP, entitled Asleep Versions, on 10th November 2014.

Asleep Versions was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated  

Immunity. Representing the quieter, more meditative side of the album, these new explorations take its hypnotic, transcendent qualities to a far deeper level. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track Form By Firelight, featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell.

Watch an animated trailer for the EP, designed and directed by Robert Hunter.

 

Asleep Versions will be available on 12" (RUG622T), CD (RUG622CD) & Digital(RUG622D). The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Immunity (with King Creosote)
  2. Form By Firelight (With Raphaelle Standell)
  3. Breathe This Air (Asleep Version)
  4. Open Eye Signal (Asleep Version)

A Limited Edition Double CD featuring Immunity and Asleep Versions EP will also be available from 10th November. Pre-order it HERE. The tracklisting is as follows:

 

DISC 1 – Immunity                DISC 2 – Asleep Versions

1. We Disappear                      1. Immunity (with King Creosote)

2. Open Eye Signal                 2. Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell)

3. Breathe This Air                  3. Breathe This Air (Asleep Version)

4. Collider                               4. Open Eye Signal (Asleep Version)

5. Abandon Window

6. Form By Firelight

7. Sun Harmonics

8. Immunity

Jon Hopkins will be curating a night at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on 12th December alongside Jamie XX, and will be performing his biggest show to date at London’s Brixton Academy on 24th April 2015. Full live dates are as follows:

1st October – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast – Co-Headline with Nils Frahm – SOLD OUT

3rd October - Warsaw, PL @ FreeFormFestival

4th October - Bologna, IT @ Robot Festival

18th October - Amsterdam, NL @ Trouw

24th October - Mexico City, MX @ Mutek.MX

26th October - Co Wicklow, IE @ Samhain Festival

30th October - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Fetival

3rd November - Tokyo, JP @ Hostess Club Weekender

5th November - Taipei, TW @ Hostess Club Taipei Legacy

8th November - Singapore, SG @ Hostess Club Weekender

9th November - Bangalore, IN @ NH7 Weekender

21st November – Brooklyn, New York, USA @ Output (FIXED 10th Anniversary

4th December - Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome

12th December - Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project - SOLD OUT

16th December - Cape Town, ZA @ Sónar Cape Town

24th April 2015 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy

 

ALL WE ARE ANNOUNCE EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED ON 5TH JANUARY 2015

All We Are | 18/09/14

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More info on Double Six Records.

 

UK MARKETING MANAGER

18/09/14

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Domino is seeking a UK Marketing Manager to work as a central conduit to our existing marketing, project management and digital departments.

The successful candidate will be well versed in the day-to-day running of a modern marketing campaign.

He/She will live and breathe digital culture and be savvy to the latest marketing tools and strategies to enable top level campaigns.

2 years experience working in a record company environment is preferable.

Alternatively outstanding candidates from the field of film, media or TV will be considered.

A strong analytical mindset will be required to develop best practices, including online segmentation and re-targeting practices.

This position reports to the Head of Marketing.

The key roles will include the following;

- Overseeing the UK marketing campaigns and timelines and liaising with our media agency.

- Constructing above-the-line advertising campaigns and roll-out across digital channels, social media, and traditional outlets.

- Seeding of marketing tools and creative assets to the team and briefing of digital creative assets including campaign sites, banners, and pre-rolls.

- Running campaign budgets.

Salary dependent on experience.

Please send a CV and covering letter to;

ukmarketingjob@dominorecordco.com

Closing date for applications - Monday October 13th

Location - Wandsworth Town

 

WILD BEASTS SHARE PRESENT TENSE SPECIAL EDITION PLUS NEWS OF SOFT FUTURE EVENT

Wild Beasts | 17/09/14

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Wild Beasts are to release a special edition of their fourth album, Present Tense, on 13th October 2014. To accompany the original, critically acclaimed album is a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth, Sohn as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals.

The tracklisting for Present Tense – Special Edition is as follows:

 

DISC  ONE                                       

1          Wanderlust                             

2          Nature Boy                            

3          Mecca                                     

4          Sweet Spot                             

5          Daughters                               

6          Pregnant Pause                       

7          A Simple Beautiful Truth      

8          A Dog’s Life                                      

9          Past Perfect                            

10        New Life

11        Palace

DISC TWO (remixes)

1          Wanderlust – Factory Floor

2          Wanderlust – The Field

3          A Simple Beautiful Truth – Lone

4          A Simple Beautiful Truth – Djrum

5          A Simple Beautiful Truth – East India Youth

6          Mecca – Juan Atkins

7          Mecca – Sohn

8          Palace – Steve Moore

9          Palace – Foals 

The Special Edition will be available on Double CD (WIGCD279X) and as a Digital Bundle (WIG279XD), with an instant grat of the Foals remix – you can order this HERE. There will also be a limited edition white label 12” (RUG630T) to accompany the CD release, featuring the Juan Atkins, SOHN, Steve Moore and Foals remix, released on the same date. The 12” will be limited to 500 worldwide and available to purchase HERE.

Wild Beasts are also pleased to announce a very special, end-of-year event curated by the band at Canal Mills in Leeds on 11th December, entitled Soft Future. As well as a headline performance from Wild Beasts, there will be live sets on the night from special guests East India Youth, Nathan Fake and Fryars, with DJ sets from Evian Christ and Forest Swords. Tickets will be available from Friday 19th September at 10am. The night will take place from 7pm-2am. 18+ ID will be required. Tickets will be available HERE.

 

LIVE DATES (with UK shows in bold):

 

Fri 26 Sep 2014           Argentina        Buenos Aires   Complejo Al Rio W/ Franz Ferdinand

Sun 28 Sep 2014         Chile                Santiago          Movistar Arena W/ Franz Ferdinand

Tue 30 Oct 2014        UK                  Liverpool        Liverpool Music Week Festival

Sun 02 Nov 2014        Japan               Tokyo              Hostess Club Weekender @ Studio Coast

Tue 04 Nov 2014        Taiwan            Taipei              Hostess Club Weekender @ Legacy

Sat 08 Nov 2014         Singapore        Singapore        Hostess Club Weekender @ The Coliseum

Fri 21 Nov 2014          Germany         Leipzig            Electronic Beats Festival 2014 W/ Warpaint

Wed 26 Nov 2014      UK                  London           The O2 W/ The National

Thur 11 Dec 2014      UK                  Leeds              Canal Mills (support from East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake, Fryars & Forest Swords (DJ)

 

Watch Wild Beasts perform ‘Wanderlust’, ‘Mecca’ and ‘Daughters’ at the recent Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, USA, HERE.

Watch the videos for Wanderlust, A Simple Beautiful Truth and Mecca.

 

HOOKWORMS SHARE NEW SINGLE ON LEAVING OUT NOVEMBER 10TH

Hookworms | 16/09/14

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More info over on Weird World.

 

WHITE LUNG PREMIERE NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR "I BELIEVE YOU"; TOUR CONTINUES

White Lung | 15/09/14

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White Lung premiere a new live video for "I Believe You" in conjunction with the Urban Outfitters Live series.  The video is taken from the band's recent performance at the Los Angeles, CA store Space 15 Twenty, where White Lung played a free show for fans. The "I Believe You" live video captures the kinetic and raw energy White Lung have become known for, especially on their most recent shows in support of ‘Deep Fantasy’.

WATCH THE "I BELIEVE YOU" LIVE VIDEO HERE

White Lung continue to tour in support of their third and critically acclaimed album, ‘Deep Fantasy’ – having played three sold out shows in NYC including the Basilica Soundscape Festival in Hudson, NY this past weekend, before heading back to Europe soon. All dates are listed below.

White Lung Live Dates:

11/2: Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands

11/3: Shacklewell Arms – London, UK 

11/4: Green Door Store – Brighton, UK 

11/5: Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK 

11/6: Stereo – Glasgow, UK 

11/7: DaDa – St Petersberg, Russia

11/9: Teatr – Moscow, Russia

11/10: Revolver – Oslo, Norway

11/12: Lilla Hotellbaren – Stockholm, Sweden

11/13: Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark

11/14: Vera – Groningen, Netherlands

11/15: West Germany – Berlin, Germany

11/16: Stadtwekstatt – Linz, Austria

11/17: Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland

11/18: De Kreun, Autumn Falls Festival – Courtrai, Belgium

11/19: Barfly – London, UK

11/20: Point Ephemere – Paris, France

11/21: Tivoli, Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands

12/3: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR 

12/4: Chop Suey – Seattle, WA 

12/5: Electric Owl – Vancouver BC 

12/6: Lucky Bar – Victoria BC 

Get White Lung's 'Deep Fantasy' via the Dom Mart here. 

 

 

ROBERT WYATT – DIFFERENT EVERY TIME – 17TH NOVEMBER 2014

Robert Wyatt | 11/09/14

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Domino are proud to release ‘Different Every Time’, a new compilation album of the works of Robert Wyatt.  Curated by Robert together with Domino and biographer Marcus O’Dair, the double album features disk 1 ‘Ex Machina’, the ideal introduction for the Wyatt novice, compiling tracks from Robert’s entire career to date and acting as a companion to O’Dair’s new biography , also titled ‘Different Every Time’ (released by Serpent’s Tail on the 30th of October).   Disk 2 brings together the best of Robert’s collaborations and guest appearances,  or, as Robert has it, ‘benign dictatorships’, including some very special oddities and rarities available here for the very first time.

Starting out as a drummer for Soft Machine, sharing bills with Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, Robert Wyatt blended Bohemian and jazz and brought it to the 60s rock scene. Focusing on singing and songwriting, he embarked on a unique solo career which earned him a loyal European following. Admired by his peers and with a career spanning five decades, he has collaborated with Bjork, John Cage, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip to name but a few, many of which are featured here.

Different Every Time’ will be available on double CD (WIGCD347), 2 x double LPs (WIGLP347-1 & WIGLP347 – 2) and digitally (WIG347D).   There will also be a special Dom Mart exclusive version of the album (WIGLP347 – 1X), featuring a limited print. All are available to pre-order through Dom Mart HERE.

Tracklisting is as follows:

DISC 1

‘EX MACHINA’

1. Soft Machine "Moon In June"

2. Matching Mole "Signed Curtain"

3. Matching Mole “God Song

4. Robert Wyatt "A Last Straw" (from “Live At Drury Lane”)

5. Robert Wyatt "Yesterday Man" (from Disc 1 of “EPs”)

6. Robert Wyatt "Team Spirit" (from “Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard”)

7. Robert Wyatt  “At Last I Am Free” (from “Nothing Can Stop Us”)

8. Robert Wyatt “The Age Of Self” (from “Old Rottenhat”)

9. Robert Wyatt “Worship” (from “Dondestan Revisited”)

10. Robert Wyatt “Free Will And Testament” (from “Shleep”)

11. Robert Wyatt “Cuckoo Madame” (from “Cuckooland”)

12. Robert Wyatt “Beware” (from “Cuckooland”)

13. Robert Wyatt “Just As You Are” (from “Comicopera”)

DISC 2

‘BENIGN DICTATORSHIPS’

1. Jeanette Lindstrom: "The River"

2. Anja Garbarek "The Diver"

3. Hot Chip "We're Looking For A Lot Of Love"

4. Epic Soundtracks "Jellybabies"

5. Robert Wyatt “Shipbuilding”

6. Grasscut "Richardson Road"

7. Happy End "Turn Things Upside Down

8. Monica Vasconcelos "Still In The Dark"

9. Working Week "Venceremos (We Will Win)” (Jazz Dance Special 12” version)

10. Phil Manzanera "Frontera"

11. Steve Nieve + Robert Wyatt + Muriel Teodori "La Plus Belle Langue"

12. Cristina Dona "Goccia"

13. Nick Mason"Siam"

14. Mike Mantler "A L'abbatoire"

15. Mike Mantler "Sinking spell"

16. Bjork "Submarine"

17. Cage/Steele "Experiences No. 2"

Robert will appear in conversation with Marcus O’Dair at the following events:

26th September - The Wire’s Off The Page Festival - Bristol Arnolfini

23rd November – Queen Elizabeth Hall – London (tickets on sale on 15th Sept to members, 16th Sept to general public)

 

ANNA CALVI ONE BREATH NOMINATED FOR MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE 2014

Anna Calvi | 11/09/14

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We are very pleased to announce that Anna Calvi has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for her critically acclaimed second album, One Breath. Anna’s eponymous debut album also picked up a nomination for the coveted prize in 2011.  

Produced by John Congleton in Blackbox Studios, France and mixed in Dallas, Texas, USA, One Breath was written in a year and recorded over a few intense weeks. One Breath is a more personal record than its predecessor. Reflective and vulnerable, it strikes a balance between optimism and despair, beauty and ugliness. The fiery elements of Anna’s debut remain, but One Breath is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

 

Following standout performances at Isle Of Wight, Glastonbury, Latitude and Green Man, Anna Calvi has been invited to support Morrissey for a string of his UK and European dates, including a show at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 29th November. Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

 

NOVEMBER

SUN  23 GERMANY, BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE
MON 24 GERMANY, ESSEN COLOSSEUM
WED 26 BELGIUM, ANTWERP STADSSCHOUWBURG THEATRE
THU 27 BELGIUM, ANTWERP STADSSCHOUWBURG THEATRE
SAT 29 UK, LONDON O2 ARENA

DECEMBER
MON 1 IRELAND, DUBLIN O2 ARENA

Strange Weather, a 5 track covers EP is also available to purchase HERE. Featuring covers of Suicide, David Bowie, Connan Mockasin and fellow Mercury-nominee, FKA twigs, the EP also includes a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’.

Listen to Anna Calvi’s deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’, HERE.

 

JAMES YORKSTON SHARES NEW SINGLE FEATHERS ARE FALLING, OUT OCTOBER 27TH

James Yorkston | 10/09/14

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‘Feathers Are Falling’ is lifted from James’ critically acclaimed eighth studio album, The Cellardyke And Wassailing Society, out now through Domino. The single will be released on October 27th


CRAWS finds the Scotsman opening his studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players, with the production chair helmed by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor. Long-term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith were joined by KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Fimber Bravo, and Rob Smoughton.

Feathers Are Falling is Yorkston at his most hushed and reverential, with the cracked opening line, “I am feeling very mortal now” by way of an introduction. It builds and blossoms with Yorkston’s collection of exquisite musicians aiding and abetting the song’s seamless ebb and flow.

 

Later this month James heads out on a hefty tour of the UK and Ireland. Tickets for all dates are on sale now through www.jamesyorkston.co.uk

James Yorkston Live:

17th September - Lulu, Edinburgh FREE SHOW

18th September - Cyprus Avenue, Cork

20th September - Working Man’s Club, Dublin

21st September - Roisin Dubh, Galway

25th September - Dingwalls, London (w/ James Yorkston/Alexis Taylor/KT Tunstall/The Pictish Trail/Jon Thorne/Emma Smith)

27th September - Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds

James Yorkston & Jon Thorne (on double bass):

 

7th October - Deaf Institute, Manchester

8th October - Fibbers, York

9th October - Bodega, Nottingham

10th October - The Harley, Sheffield

11th October - Arts Centre, Reading

12th October - Komedia, Brighton

13th October - Louisiana, Bristol

14th October - Leaf, Liverpool

James Yorkston Solo:

26th October - Red Suite, Dundee

28th October - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

1st November –Soy Festival, Ateliers de Bitche, Nantes

 

DOMINO IS SEEKING AN INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT TEMP

08/09/14

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Domino is seeking an International Assistant Temp to be part of the Domino International Team, supporting our work across all campaigns. The role requires good organizational and computer skills including some experience in these areas: collecting sales figures, organizing mail-outs, servicing digital music and videos and helping out with international promo schedules, press clips and phoners. At least 6 months experience working with artist managers, record labels and international structures is preferred.

The temp position is based in our London office and will run for 4 – 6 months.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to: internationaljob@dominorecordco.com

Closing date is Sept 19, 2014

 

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM SINGER'S GRAVE A SEA OF TONGUES RELEASED ON 22 SEPTEMBER

Bonnie Prince Billy | 28/08/14

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Listen to the Interview HERE

Pre-order HERE

 

HOOKWORMS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THE HUM, STREAM THE NEW SINGLE THE IMPASSE

Hookworms | 28/08/14

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For more info, head to Weird World.

 

EUGENE MCGUINNESS SHARES VIDEO FOR THE CRUELER KIND AND UK TOUR DATES

Eugene McGuinness | 21/08/14

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Eugene McGuinness has unveiled the accompanying video for new single The Crueler Kind. The single will be released on Domino Records on Monday September 15th 2014.

 

Eugene will also be playing a string of shows in the UK starting off in his old stomping ground of Liverpool before finishing at London’s 100 Club on October 22nd.

The single is taken from his recent album, Chroma which was released in July. The video, directed by Nathan David Smith and filmed in Bermondsey, London follows Eugene trying to make a video, only to be outshone by his dancing co-stars and left a little worse for wear.

 

OCTOBER DATES

 

17th – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast – (TICKETS)

19th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s – (TICKETS)

20th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club– (TICKETS)

21st – Sheffield, The Harley– (TICKETS)
22nd  – London, 100 Club - (TICKETS)

 

KING CREOSOTE SHARES VIDEO FOR SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN PLUS UNION CHAPEL DATE

King Creosote | 20/08/14

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Something To Believe In will be released as the new single from King Creosote on 20th October 2014. The track is the elegiac album opener from From Scotland With Love, which critics described as ‘a lovingly crafted thing’ (Independent on Sunday), ‘consistently superb’ (Loud & Quiet – 9/10) and ‘a beautiful thing, flitting between affecting, inspiring, amusing and enchanting’ (Time Out – 4* lead review).

 

King Creosote can also announce a show at London’s Union Chapel on 3rd February 2015. Kenny will be accompanied by a six-piece band for what promises to be a very special night. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE. Both the matinee and evening shows on Saturday 27th September at London’s Barbican venue, Milton Court, are now sold out.

From Scotland With Love was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, which was commissioned for the Commonwealth Games. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives. The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date. From Scotland With Love is available now through Dom Mart, and iTunes, with an extended version available HERE.

 

 

LIVE DATES:

Sat 27 Sep 2014                 UK          LONDON MILTON COURT - MATINEE SHOW @ 4PM (live to a screening of the film) – sold out

Sat 27 Sep 2014                 UK          LONDON MILTON COURT – EVENING SHOW (live to a screening of the film) – sold out

Mon 06 Oct 2014              UK          BRISTOL               THEKLA

Tue 07 Oct 2014                UK          BRIGHTON          KOMEDIA

Wed 08 Oct 2014              UK          LIVERPOOL         THE EPSTEIN THEATRE                    

Fri 10 Oct 2014                   UK          KENDAL                BREWERY

Sat 11 Oct 2014                  UK          LEEDS    HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM

Sun 12 Oct 2014                UK          NANTWICH         WORDS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sat 18 Oct 2014          UK        DUNFERMLINE DUNFERLINE LIVE AT PJ MOLLOYS

Tue 03 Feb 2015         UK        LONDON      UNION CHAPEL

 

PEAKING LIGHTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM COSMIC LOGIC ON WEIRD WORLD RECORDS

Peaking Lights | 18/08/14

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ALL WE ARE PLAY NEW TRACKS FOR R1 SESSION & ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

All We Are | 14/08/14

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More info over at Double Six.

 

AUSTRA SHARE VIDEO FOR 'DOEPFER'; 'HABITAT' EP OUT NOW

Austra | 06/08/14

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Following on from videos for EP tracks ‘Habitat’ and ‘Hulluu’, Austra are pleased to share a video for ‘Doepfer’. Directed by Adrienne Crossman and filmed in various locations around Toronto, the ‘Doepfer’ video premiered with THUMP today and can be viewed here.

Made up of footage taken in Toronto and Berlin, the video for Austra’s Doepfer acts as a disruptive visual meditation on the third released track from their Habitat EP. Accompanying the percussive-heavy dark synth soundtrack, the visual landscape of the video is made up of eerie footage of dark hallways, a dead mouse, silhouetted figures and mysterious textured surfaces, including a pixelated close up of billowing tin foil. As the music intensifies so do the visuals, with an increased frequency of anamorphic glitched disruption. Shot, edited and co-directed (with drummer Maya Postepski) by Adrienne Crossman, the video for Doepfer is a glance into the distorted intricacies of the band’s increasingly experimental musical nature.

Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a four-track EP, is out now on Domino. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12” here from Austra or download from iTunes.

AUSTRA TOUR DATES

08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

09-04 Leipzeig, DE - Taubchenthal

09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

09-06 Gdansk, PL - Soundrive Festival

09-14 Austin, TX - Stargayzer Festival

09-21 San Francisco, CA - Folsom Street Fair

10-17 Montreal, QC - SAT

10-18 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

10-20 Fredericton, NB - The Capitol Complex

10-23 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-24 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-25 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-28 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic ^

^ with Broken Bells 

 

JON HOPKINS FINAL IMMUNITY SHOW AT LONDON’S BRIXTON ACADEMY ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2015

Jon Hopkins | 05/08/14

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Having sold out four of London's most prestigious venues since Immunity's release last June, Jon Hopkins announces a final audio-visual special at the legendary Brixton Academy on 24th April 2015. The night promises to be a true celebration of the album, pairing Jon's performance with live re-edits of the stunning videos and visuals that have been the signature of this tour. This show is not to be missed.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday 7th August at 11am from the following link:

http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/jon-hopkins-3/

Tickets: £17.50 Early Bird, £19.50 Advance

Times: 7pm-11pm

 

Jon Hopkins is also curating a night at The Warehouse Project in Manchester alongside Jamie XX on Friday 12th December. The line-up includes a DJ set from Modeselektor as well as performances from John Talabot, Leon Vynehall, Pangaea, Jamie XX and Hopkins. This event is sold out.

Full live dates are as follows, with UK & Irish shows in bold:

6th August – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival

8th August – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival

9th August – Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival (Main Stage)

29th August – Pula, HR @ Dimensions Festival

6th September – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival Number 6

19th September – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall – SOLD OUT

1st October – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast – Co-Headline with Nils Frahm

24th October – Mexico City, MX @ Mutek.MX

26th October – Glendalough House, County Wicklow, Ire, Samhain Festival,

4th December – Brighton, Brighton Dome, UK

12th December – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project – SOLD OUT

24th April – London – Brixton Academy

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS SET TO RELEASE SCATTEGORIES AS NEXT SINGLE

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 05/08/14

Image: Wig Out announcement

Following the release of their new album Wig Out At Jagbags at the beginning of the year, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are to release a new digital only single, ‘Scattegories’ on Monday the 29th of September 2014.

Lyrics for Scattegories are as follows:

Scattegories

scattegories categories

scum electrocrat

automatic war

party crash, with balderdash

and arms of mickeys big

gets them every time

memory escapes ALphasia

pictionary, nixon, kerry, condoleezas rics--scattered on the floor

mott the hoople 's got no scruples with those groupie dames--

mascara and rye

tempers will be "flaring' soon----

Prior to the single’s release, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will play the following dates:

Mon 25 August            Brighton Old Market

Wed 27 August            Newcastle Riverside

Thurs 28 August          Nottingham The Rescue Rooms

Fri 29-31 August          End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire

Sat 30 August              Liverpool Kazamier

 

BILL RYDER-JONES ANNOUNCES DECEMBER UK TOUR

Bill Ryder-Jones | 04/08/14

Image: Bill Ryder-Jones b&w

Bill Ryder-Jones has announced a nine date co-headline UK tour this December with Saint Saviour (formerly of Groove Armada), including a show at the Tabernacle in London on December the 12th. The tour coincides with the release of the new album from Saint Saviour which Ryder-Jones has collaborated on and produced.

Ryder-Jones will also be performing a very special show in Manchester Cathedral as part of the Manchester Literature Festival on 9th October. Ryder-Jones will be joined by the Manchester Camerata in the first live performance of his landmark album If… Composed and recorded as a tribute to Italo Calvino’s playful, postmodern novel If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller, If… is a collection of cinematic songs that fuse exquisite strings and sublime orchestral movements with emotive, vocal led pieces.

Bill Ryder-Jones is currently working on the follow-up to last year’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, for release in 2015.

LIVE DATES

 

9th October – Manchester – Manchester Cathedral (Manchester Literature Festival)

2nd December - Cambridge - Portland Arms *

4th December - Stockton On Tees - Georgian Theatre *

5th December - Glasgow - Nice and Sleazy's *

6th December - Manchester - Deaf Institute *

8th December - Birmingham - Horse & Hounds *

9th December - Bristol - Lantern *

10th December - Brighton - Komedia Studio Bar *

12th December - London - Tabernacle *

13th December - Liverpool – Kazimier *

* = co-headline tour with Saint Saviour

 

FRANZ FERDINAND SHARE VIDEO FOR STAND ON THE HORIZON

Franz Ferdinand | 04/08/14

Image: Stand On The Horizon

Franz Ferdinand have revealed the new video to their new single, Stand On The Horizon , which is released through Domino. 

Directed by Karan Kandhari , the director of the award winning film Bye Bye Miss Goodnight and more recently The Vaccines Melody Calling video, the stunningly shot video is based around a live performance in an old-fashioned club. Kandhari said of the video:

An awkward look at innocence and experience.  An attempt to capture a sparkle in the melancholy and a warmth in the strangeness.  I hope people find it both sad and funny / hopeful and human.  We either achieved all of this, or totally failed and ended up with an alternative universe version of Franz Ferdinand.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the song is inspired by Alex’s time in Sunderland as a child, mentioning both the local Marsden Rock and South Shields Metro station.

This summer has already seen the band play a rapturous show at T in the Park, perform as part of this year’s Somerset House series in London and headline Fuji Rock in Japan. Currently playing festivals across Europe, the band head to South America for a run of shows in September.

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE HAD TO HEAR AS LIMITED EDITION ORANGE 7INCH PLUS NEW B SIDE

Real Estate | 30/07/14

Image: Had To Hear

On August 25th Real Estate will release new single ‘Had To Hear’ as a special limited-edition orange-colored vinyl 7”, backed with their new b-side, a cover of The Nerves’ ‘Paper Dolls,’ recorded in Chicago during the Atlas recording session. 

The band has also shared the official music video for ‘Had To Hear’, shot while on tour in Mexico City this June and directed by Richard Law. Watch it HERE

‘Had To Hear’ is from Real Estate's latest LP,  Atlas, which landed the band on Late Show with David Letterman, earned their third straight Pitchfork Best New Music and has appeared on numerous ‘Best of 2014 Thus Far’ lists. Following an appearance at Green Man Festival next month, the band will return to the UK in October, culminating in their biggest UK show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 29th. Tickets are on sale now.

 

Pre-order ‘Had to Hear’ now exclusively through Dom Mart HERE . Atlas is available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and as a digital download (WIG320D). Order through Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

Real Estate will be playing the following dates this year:

AUGUST

1st: San Francisco, CA, Amoeba Music (instore)

1st: San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore

2nd: Sonoma, CA, Gundlach-Bundschu Winery

3rd: Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst Atrium

4th:  Sacramento, CA, Harlow’s*

5th: Big Sur, CA, Woodist Festival

9th: Gothenburg, SWE, Way Out West

10th: Helsinki, FIN, Flow Festival

12th: Lecce, IT, Contronatura Festival

14th: St Malo, FR, La Route du Rock Festival

16th: Biddinghuizen, NE, Lowlands

17th: Brecon Beacons, UK, Green Man Festival

23rd: Los Angeles, CA, FYF Festival

SEPTEMBER

1st: Seattle, WA, Bumpershoot Festival

6th: Richmond, VA, Fall Line Festiva

18th: Asheville, NC, Orange Peel

19th: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle

20th: Athens, GA, 40 Watt

21st: Birmingham, AL, Bottletree

22nd: New Orleans,LA, One Eyed Jacks

24th: Louisville, KY, Zanzabar

25th: Champagne, IL,Pygmalion Festival

26th: Cincinnati, OH, Midpoint Music Festival

27th: Frederick, MD, Flying Dog Brewery

OCTOBER

1st: Pittsburgh, PA, Altar Bar

2nd: New York, NY, Terminal 5

5th: Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

11th:Mexico City, MX, Corona Capital Festival

12th:Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

20th: Cambridge, UK, Junction 2 (TICKETS)

21st: Liverpool, UK, Kazimier (TICKETS)

22nd: Dublin, IRE, O2 Academy (TICKETS)

24th: Birmingham, UK,The Institute (TICKETS)

25th: Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club (TICKETS)

26th: Newcastle, UK, Riverside (TICKETS)                                

28th: Brighton, UK, Komedia (TICKETS)

29th: London, UK, Shepherds Bush Empire (TICKETS)

NOVEMBER

22nd: Santiago, Chile, Primavera Fauna Festival

 

WHITE LUNG ANNOUNCE NEW UK DATES

White Lung | 29/07/14

Image: White Lung photo

Not content with their assault on the UK earlier this year which included an incredible show at London’s 100 Club, White Lung will be back in November to play a string of dates.

Onstage, the ferocity of White Lung comes to life. Kenneth William’s guitar riffs combined with Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s relentless drumming and Mish Way’s roaring vocals create a spitting, merciless punk-rock machine. Added to this line-up is of course Hether Fortune, who has joined the band on live bass duties for the foreseeable future. The LA Times recently reviewed their live show, read that HERE.

Before then, the group will release ‘In Your Home’ on August 25th, the follow-up single to ‘Face Down’, both of which feature on their current album Deep Fantasy which was released earlier this year. 

 

Deep Fantasy is available to buy now from Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE

 
 

 

White Lung Live Dates:

SEPTEMBER

2nd: Great Scott, Boston, MA

3rd: Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

4th: DC9, Washington, DC

6th: Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh, NC

7th: The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL (w/Merchandise)

8th: 529, Atlanta, GA

9th: The End, Nashville, TN

10th: Subterranean, Chicago, IL

13th: Basilica Soundscape , Hudson, NY

NOVEMBER

3rd: Shacklewell Arms, London UK (Tickets)

4th: Green Door Store, Brighton UK (Tickets)

5th: Soup Kitchen, Manchester UK (Tickets)

6th: Stereo, Glasgow UK (Tickets)

 

EUGENE MCGUINNESS ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE THE CRUELER KIND

Eugene McGuinness | 24/07/14

Image: EUGENE ANNOUNCE 2

Eugene McGuinness has announced details of the release of a new single. The Crueler Kind will be released on Domino Records on Monday September 15th 2014.

 

The single is taken from his recent album, Chroma, which was released in July.

Recorded and produced by Dan Carey at his South London studio as part of the album sessions, the single features arguably one of the best rhythm sections in the UK, Tom and Leo from The Invisible.

Chroma, his Eugene’s album, following his self-titled debut in 2008, Glue (2009) and The Invitation To The Voyage (2012) treads a much more Spontaneous, stripped-back and raw path, perfectly showcasing his songwriting talent. 

 
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