NEWS

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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES FOR OCTOBER 2014

The Amazing Snakeheads | 23/07/14

Image: TAS Dale

Following recent support dates with Jack White and a headline slot on the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park, The Amazing Snakeheads have announced a full UK tour for October 2014, including their biggest London show to date at The Electric Ballroom on the 23rd.

 

The Glasgow band will also be playing Secret Garden Party, Stockton Weekender and Reading & Leeds festivals over the summer as well as Bestival in September. Full live dates are below, with newly announced shows in bold.

The band’s debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, which saw its UK release in April, was featured on Pitchfork as their Advance Stream last week to coincide with the US release of the album. A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral record. Purchase it from Dom Mart HERE or from iTunes HERE.

You can watch the video for the band’s most recent single, Nighttime, HERE.

TOUR DATES:

25 July 2014               Secret Garden Party  East Anglia, UK

26 July 2014               Wickerman Festival   Scotland

27 July 2014               Stockton Weekender Stockton-on-Tees, UK

15 August 2014          Pukkelpop                  Belgium

16 August 2014          Lowlands                   Netherlands

23 August 2014          Reading Festival        UK

24 August 2014          Leeds Festival            UK

05 September 2014     Oakford Social Club  Reading, UK (free show)      

06 September 2014     Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate, UK

07 September 2014     Bestival                      Isle Of Wight, UK

05 October 2014        The Caves                  Edinburgh, Scotand

06 October 2014        Lemon Tree               Aberdeen, Scotland

08 October 2014        The Trades Club       Hebden Bridge, UK

09 October 2014        Fruit Space                Hull, UK

11 October 2014        Art School Union      Glasgow, Scotland

12 October 2014        The Duchess              York, UK

13 October 2014        Hare & Hounds         Birmingham, UK

14 October 2014        The Plug                     Sheffield, UK

15 October 2014        Sound Control          Manchester, UK

16 October 2014        The Sugarmill           Stoke-On-Trent, UK

17 October 2014        The Musician             Leicester, UK

18 October 2014        SWN Festival             Cardiff, Wales

19 October 2014        Grand Social              Dublin, Ireland

21 October 2014        Wedgewood Rooms  Portsmouth, UK

22 October 2014        The Haunt                  Brighton, UK

23 October 2014        Electric Ballroom      London, UK

24 October 2014        Roadmender              Northampton, UK

25 October 2014        Simple Things Fest    Bristol, UK

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE RELEASE OF REMIX PACKAGE FOR NEW SINGLE IN WHITE RELIEF

Archie Bronson Outfit | 21/07/14

Image: ABO Wild Crush Announcement

Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a remix package of In White Relief, their forthcoming new single on Domino Records.

 

The digital bundle will be available on Friday August 4th 2014 featuring a remix from Carter Tutti (electronic pioneers Chris Carter and Cosi Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle fame) and a suitably wigged-out cover version by Bo Ningen.

The tracklisting is:

1. In White Relief (Original)

2. Carter Tutti remix

3. Bo Ningen cover

The track, taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions.

Also, having recently played at Latitude festival and completed a short UK tour, culminating in a sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, the band head out across Europe over the summer to play a number of festivals and gigs. The full list of shows is as follows:

The list of dates is as follows:

 

AUGUST

1st                    Santander                                         Santander Music Festival

8th                    Castelbuono, Sicily                                    Ypsigrock

30th                  Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset        End of the Road Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

13th                  Stravanger                                        Tou Scene

 

WATCH HAMILTON LEITHAUSER'S "I DON'T NEED ANYONE" VIDEO + UPCOMING LIVE DATES

Hamilton Leithauser | 14/07/14

Image: Hamilton Leithauser

More information over at Ribbon Music.

 

BLOOD ORANGE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR HIGH STREET FEAT. SKEPTA

Blood Orange | 09/07/14

Image: Blood Orange High Street

Devonté Hynes – aka Blood Orange – released his sophomore album Cupid Deluxe to critical acclaim last year. Today, he releases a new music video for Cupid Deluxe's grime-inspired track, "High Street" featuring British rapper, Skepta. Click HERE to watch the video exclusively via ssense.com.

 

Subsequent to the release of Cupid Deluxe, Hynes has quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters, and producers in contemporary music: Cupid Deluxe earned recognition from both NPR Music and Pitchfork in their Top 50 Albums of the Year compilations. Known as "2014's answer to Lou Reed" according to GQ, 2014 has undoubtedly been the year of Devonté Hynes.

Blood Orange's partnership with SSENSE is part of the international online retailer's series of bi-weekly music-based videos, a project that has seen collaborations between established artists and creatives from every corner of the industry. So far, SSENSE has premiered videos for artists like Sky Ferreira, Hercules & Love Affair, and Henry Krinkle. In their most recent release, Maryam L'Ange directed Chloë Sevigny in a noir-inspired fashion film featuring music by electronica three-piece, Eaux. Every video allows viewers to shop the fashion featured on screen, while Blood Orange and Skepta's "High Street" offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming Fall season.

Cupid Deluxe is available for download via iTunes here, and you can order a physical copy of the release via Dom Mart, here. Blood Orange will also be completing his summer festival tour at events like at Lollapalooza in the US and Way Out West in Sweden, and will be headlining Central Park Summerstage in NYC in August.

Watch the video for "High Street" on SSENSE here.

Blood Orange live dates:

30/07/14              Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

01/08/14              Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

7-9/08/14            Sweden, Gothenburg, Way Out West Festival

16/08/14              New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage

24/08/14              Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR IN YOUR HOME

White Lung | 08/07/14

Image: White Lung In Your Home video still

Fresh from touring Australia and New Zealand, White Lung are poised to release new single ‘In Your Home’ on August 25th before tearing up North America with a string of live dates once again. Mish Way explains the video:

“This video was created by Justin Gradin and Ben Jacques. Justin has done all our album art since our first LP so ‘In Your Home’ is funny, demented and uncomfortable, it's perfect. The star of the video is my dear friend Christina Kenton who pushes the baby cart and smiles at the end. She's an incredible artist herself. This video is filled with people way more talented than the four of us.”

 

Watch the new video for ‘In Your Home’ below.

 

Deep Fantasy is their third full length and proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears that Vancouver’s hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in:

“I wanted it to sound more like a rock record than a punk record. I didn't want to lose any of the speed and aggression that we have, but I wanted more melodies,” says Way, “But it's still a really hard record.”

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

Mish compiled a playlist: ‘Songs That Inspired Deep Fantasy’, listen  HERE

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

 

White Lung Live Dates:

 

JULY

22nd: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA

23rd: Church On York, Los Angeles, CA

25th-27th: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan

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

 

AUSTRA SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR HULLUU

Austra | 03/07/14

Image: Austra Hul

Toronto-based Austra have shared a video for Hulluu, directed by Zeesy Powers and featuring choreography and dancing from Emily Law

Hulluu is the last track on Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP which is out now. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12" here from Austra or download from iTunes

Katie Stelmanis from Austra said the following about the video:

 

I knew that I wanted the video for Hulluu to focus on movement. I've known Emily since I was 12 and she is the best dancer/waacker in Toronto so I definitely wanted her to be a part of it. Zeesy is a super-talented artist who I used to live with and collaborate with all the time making soundtracks for her performance art pieces (and who was actually the one to encourage me to start performing my own music in the first place). I thought it would be cool to work together again. We used a green screen and filmed Emily dancing to the track for about 4 hours.

In director Powers' words: "The spirit self is unleashed in the nightclub in your mind. The beat hits and time stops, speeds up, slows down. On the dance floor do you compete with others or only yourself? True freedom fills the body with what we have been, are, and could be. Shedding psychic bodies reveals the person always there. Move."

 

 

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. The band has also announced North American dates supporting Broken Bells. Full dates are below.

 

“'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."


Austra tour dates:

07-03 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa

07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival

07-10 London, UK - Oval Space

07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival

07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival

07-16 Dombirth, AT – Conrad Sohm

07-17 Bologna, IT – Vicolo Bolognetti Covo Club

07-18 Ancona, IT – Spilla Festival

07-19 Ivrea, IT - A Night Like This Festival

07-26 San Sebastian, ES – Jazzaldia

08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

08-15 Basel, CH – Kaserne

09-04 Leipzig, DE - Taubchenthal

09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

09-06 Gdansk, PL – Soundrive Festival

09-14 Austin, TX – Stargayzer Festival

10-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *

10-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *

10-28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium *

*w/ Broken Bells

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR IN WHITE RELIEF

Archie Bronson Outfit | 03/07/14

Image: ABO In White Relief

Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a new single. In White Relief is released on Domino on Monday 25th August 2014.

The single, taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions.

Commenting on the single, Arp Cleveland of the band said, ” hi-fi sci-fi lo-fi low-lifes vertical lifting diagonal shifting hollering wallowing love wins I'm in simmering shivering bone shakes hip breaks skeletal grooves mental moves. Death defying love uniting bongo bangs bong-a-thon.”

The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Aiice Cohen who has previously directed videos for Maria Minerva and Majical Cloudz.

Watch HERE.

Also, having recently played a short UK tour, culminating in a sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, the band head out across Europe over the summer to play a number of festivals and gigs. The full list of shows is as follows:

The list of dates is as follows:

JULY

4th                     Vilanoa I la Geltru                               Vida Festival

7th                     Montreux                                             The Rock Cave

19th                   Herk De Stad                                       Rock Herk Festival

20th                   Southwold                                            Latitude

 

AUGUST

8th                     Castelbuono, Sicily                              Ypsigrock

30th                   Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset                End of the Road Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

13th                   Stravanger                                           Tou Scene

 

FRÀNÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 01/07/14

Image: Annoucnement

Francois & The Atlas Mountains have announced more UK dates to surround their Les Inrocks festival show at London’s Scala on November 11th. Prior to these dates the band will be supporting label mates Franz Ferdinand at Somerset House as part of the Summer Series on July 16th and performing at this year’s Green Man Festival in Wales. More information can be found below.

The new single from Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be ‘The Way To The Forest’. Out now, the track will be accompanied by remixes by Petite Noir and Ibibio Sound Machine.

Petite Noir brings the spirit of the carnival to the track, adding samba influenced drums and adjusting the song’s synths and vocals to create something summery and uplifting. Listen to it HERE.

The single is also accompanied by the magical video directed by Elliot Dear and produced by the team at BlinkInk, who were the creative minds behind last year’s ‘The Bear & The Hare’ advert for John Lewis. Watch HERE.

 

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK & Europe over the summer:

 

JUNE

2nd – GERMANY, Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnhof

3rd- GERMANY, Berlin - PrivatClub

4th – GERMANY, Dresden - BeatPol

6th- FRANCE, Saint Etienne - Paroles & Musique

7th – FRANCE, Beaumont (86) - Le Son du Vignoble

8th – FRANCE, St Brieuc - Art Rock

 

 

 

JULY

2nd – FRANCE, Nimes - Arènes

7th – FRANCE, Calvi – Calvi On The Rocks

11th – FRANCE, Aix Les Bains - Musilac

14th – FRANCE, La Rochelle - Francofolies - gd scene

16th – UK, Summer Series at Somerset House, London (w/Franz Ferdinand)

17th – FRANCE, Carhaix - Les Vieilles Charrues

19th – SPAIN, Benicassim Festival

25th – FRANCE, Hyeres - Midi Fest

26th– SWITZERLAND, Nyon (CH) - Paléo Festival 

27th – UK, Womad Festival, Wiltshire (TICKETS)

31st – FRANCE, Pau - Eté à Pau

AUGUST

1st – FRANCE, Carcassonne - festival de carcassonne

3rd - FRANCE, Aulnoye Aymeries - Nuits Secrètes

13th – FRANCE, Saint Malo - La Route du Rock

15th – UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival, Wales (TICKETS)

23rd – FRANCE, Paris - Rock En Scene

29th – FRANCE, Montpellier - Nuits d'ô

31st – IRELAND, Stradbally Estate - Electric Picnic

SEPTEMBER

5th – NETHERLANDS, Maastricht - Bruis Festival

NOVEMBER

11th – UK, London, Scala, Inrocks festival (TICKETS)

12th - UK, Aldershot, Arts Centre* (TICKETS)

13th – UK, Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar* (TICKETS)

14th - Leeds, Howard Assembly Room* (On sale July 11thTICKETS)

 

* with Petit Fantome and Babe supporting

 

The Way To The Forest’ remix bundle is available as a download only.

 

JAMES YORKSTON ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE GREAT GHOSTS

James Yorkston | 25/06/14

Image: Great Ghosts James Yorks

James Yorkston is pleased to announce details of a new single ‘Great Ghosts’. It is released on the 18th August and taken from his forthcoming new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society released on the same date through Domino Records.

As previously announced James Yorkston has brought together a broad and brilliant selection of players for his eighth studio album.

Great Ghosts is a beautiful, mocking lament in duet with fellow Scotswoman KT Tunstall. It also features The Pictish Trail and is produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor.

The accompanying video to Great Ghosts is a stop-motion animation directed by Marry Waterson from the Waterson folk clan.

‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ is available on CD (WIGCD329), double gatefold LP (WIGLP329) and deluxe double diecut gatefold LP (WIGLP329X) and digital (WIG329D). 

 

Pre-order the album on iTunes HERE

Pre-order the physical versions through Dom Mart HERE

 

James Yorkston Live:

 

24th August – Edinburgh Unbound Gig (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support) www.edbookfest.co.uk

 

26th August – Old Queens Head, London (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support from Rozi Plain) - TICKETS

25th September – Dingwalls, London (feat. James Yorkston/Alexis Taylor/KT Tunstall/The Pictish Trail/Jon Thorne/Emma Smith + support) – TICKETS

 

James Yorkston (duo shows with Jon Thorne on double bass):

 

7th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester - TICKETS

8th October – Fibbers, York - TICKETS

9th October – Bodega, Nottingham - TICKETS

10th October – The Harley, Sheffield - TICKETS

11th October – Arts Centre, Reading - TICKETS

12th October – Komedia, Brighton - TICKETS

13th October – Louisiana, Bristol - TICKETS

14th October – Leaf, Liverpool - TICKETS

 

James Yorkston solo:

 

28th October – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen - TICKETS

 

THE PASTELS SHARE DETAILS OF EUROPEAN SHOWS

The Pastels | 24/06/14

Image: Past

Next Tuesday, July 1st, The Pastels play a very special concert in Paris, at La Gaîté Lyrique when they perform their acclaimed album, Slow Summits from beginning to end.  

The concert is taking place at the request of Magic (Revue Pop Moderne), the great French music magazine, and is part of their Classix Nouveaux series.  They will be joined by their friend, Jarvis Cocker who is playing a dj set.

They are also announcing some other summer shows…

Friday 27 June, Newcastle, The Cluny

Tuesday 1 July, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique

Wednesday 2 July, Lyon, Les Nuits De Fourvière 

Saturday 19th July, Glasgow, Neu Reekie, East End Social

 

OWEN PALLETT SHARES NEW REMIXES; ANNOUNCES NEW AUTUMN TOUR DATES

Owen Pallett | 23/06/14

Image: song for five and six


Owen Pallett
 has announced a new series of tour dates in support of his newest critically-acclaimed album, In Conflict, as well as debuting a series of remixes of his latest single, "Song For Five & Six", from Ada, The Cyclist and the late DJ Rashad (along with his collaborator, DJ Spinn), which can be heard HERE below and will be available for purchase at select electronic digital outlets starting today.


 
The upcoming live tour dates will feature the recently-debuted "power trio" lineup of Pallett on violin and keyboards. drummer Robbie Gordon and multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith, with whom Pallett had originally played with in Les Mouches and with whom In Conflict was recorded.

2014 Tour Dates:
07-03 - Hyde Park - London, UK - w/ Arcade Fire, Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts
07-15 - The Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
07-16 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
07-18 - CCA - Glasgow, UK
07-19 - Iveagh Gardens - Dublin, IE w/ The National
07-20 - Whelans - Dublin, IE
07-21 - RoisinhDubh - Galway, IE
07-27 - Fuji Rock Festival - Niigata, JP
08-04 - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA - w/ Arcade Fire
08-31 - Emerging Music Festival - Rouyn-Noranda, CA
09-03 - Covenant Fine Arts Center - Grand Rapids, MI
09-04 - Metro - Chicago, IL
09-05 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
09-08 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
09-09 - The Imperial Theatre - Vancouver, CA
09-10 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
09-12 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
09-13 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
09-14 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
09-15 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
09-18 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
09-19 - The Loft - Dallas, TX
09-20 - Untapped Festival @ Discovery - Houston, TX
09-26 - Centennial Theatre - Sherbrooke, CA
09-27 - National Arts Centre - Ottawa, CA
09-29 - Centre In The Square - Kitchener, CA

About the remixers:
Hailing from Cologne/Köln, Germany, Michaela Dippel has been making excellent minimalist house under the Ada moniker for over a decade.  Her last album, MeineZarten Pfoten, was released in 2011 on Pampa Records and comes highly recommended.

Andrew Morrison has released two albums of bracing retro electronics as The Cyclist, including last year's Bones In Motion on Leaving/Stones Throw.  This is his first remix since last year's excellent revision of George Fitzgerald's "I Can Tell By Way You Move".

Lastly but not leastly, this remix package features one of the last works of the late Footwork pioneer DJ Rashad (born Anthony Harden) who passed away on April 26th from complications from a blood clot.  The remix also features the work of his longtime collaborator, DJ Spinn, who was prominent on Rashad's landmark 2013 album, Double Cup (Hyperdub).

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In Conflict is Owen Pallett's fourth album and the second under his own name after releases as Final Fantasy.
Time Out London calls In Conflict "a heady, beautiful and captivating album that demands and deserves your full attention and it won't be bettered by much else this year".  It is available digitally (WIG304D), on CD (WIGCD304), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart.
You may order the album HERE.

The Creators Project has unveiled a new short documentary exploring the "thrill of creation" in Owen Pallet's live show and recording process. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/TdC9O1w7kAE



The "Song For Five & Six" remix package is available for purchase from Beatport, Bleep, Boomkat, Juno and What People Play.



Watch "Song For Five & Six" video HERE 

"The Riverbed" video HERE

"On A Path" lyric video HERE

 

AUSTRA RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE HABITAT

Austra | 19/06/14

Image: Austra Habitat

Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP, is out this week. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12" here from Austra or download from iTunes

Watch the Matt Lambert-directed video of the EP's title track below. Director Lambert says the video "explores the fragile and tender moments of anxiety and anticipation that lead up to first intimate contact". 

Stream/embed the entire Habitat EP and read a recent Q&A with Austra’s Katie Stelmanis at Rookie Magazine here.

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. More North American dates will be announced soon.

 

 “'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."


Habitat EP tracklisting:

1. Habitat

2. Doepfer

3. Bass Drum Dance

4. Hulluu

 

Austra tour dates:

21-06 Ottawa, ONT - Ottawa Jazz Festival

03-07 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa

05-07 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival

10-07 London, UK - Oval Space

11-07 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival

14-07 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival

19-07 Chiaverano, IT - A Night Like This Festival

09-08 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

05-09 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

 

WILD BEASTS SHARE MECCA VIDEO DIRECTED BY KATE MOROSS

Wild Beasts | 19/06/14

Image: Mecca Kate Moross

Wild Beasts are to release Mecca as the third single from their much applauded album, Present Tense, on August 4th 2014. The accompanying video was directed by Kate Moross.

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

 

Wild Beasts are currently on tour in Europe and will be back to the UK to perform at Glastonbury on the John Peel Stage. The band have also been invited to play as special guests to Arcade Fire in Hyde Park on July 3rd. Other UK dates include a headline slot at End Of The Road and appearances at Bestival and Liverpool Music Week. Live dates are as follows, with UK dates in bold, and all tickets available from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk:

Sat 21 Jun 2014 Holland Hilvarenbeek Best Kept secret

Fri 27 Jun 2014 UK Pilton Glastonbury

Sun 29 Jun 2014 Russia Moscow Park Live

Thu 03 Jul 2014 UK London Hyde Park (w/ Arcade Fire)

Fri 04 Jul 2014 Poland Gdynia Open'er

Thu 10 Jul 2014 USA New York Hudson River Parks’ River Rocks (Pier 84)

Fri 11 July 2014 USA Philadelphia Union Transfer

Sat 12 July 2014 USA Washington 9:30 Club

Mon 14 July 2014 USA Cambridge The Sinclair

Tues 15 July 2014 Canada Montreal Corona Theatre

Wed 16 July 2014 Canada Toronto The Mod Club

Fri 18 July 2014 USA Chicago Lincoln Hall

Sat 19 July 2014 USA Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival

Sun 27 July 2014 Australia Byron Bay Splendour In The Grass

Mon 28 July 2014 Australia Sydney Manning Bar

Tue 29 July 2014 Australia Melbourne The Prince Bandroom

Sun 10 Aug 2014 Italy Sicily Ypsig Rock Festival

Fri 15 Aug 2014 Belgium Hasselt Pukklepop

Sat 16 Aug 2014 Hungary Budapest Sziget

Sun 17 Aug 2014 Germany Hamburg Dockville

Fri 22 Aug 2014 France Paris Rock En Seine Festival

Sun 31 Aug 2014 UK Dorset End of the Road (headline)

Sat 06 Sep 2014 UK Isle of Wight Bestival

Wed 10 Sep 2014 Croatia Rovinj Unknown Festival

Fri 12 Sep 2014 Spain Barcelona Sala Apolo

Sat 13 Sep 2014 Spain Madrid Dcode Festival

Tue 30 Oct 2014 UK Liverpool Liverpool Music Week Festival

 

KING CREOSOTE ANNOUNCES UK LIVE DATES

King Creosote | 17/06/14

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King Creosote has announced further UK live dates this September and October to support the release of his forthcoming album, From Scotland With Love, including a matinee show at London’s Milton Court at The Barbican on 27th September.

Full live dates with ticket links are as follows, with newly added shows in bold:

 

Tues 31 Jul 2014      UK     GLASGOW GREEN (live to a screening of the film)

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

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

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

 

Composed of eleven stunning and emotive tracks, From Scotland With Love was written by King Creosote and produced by music supervisor and guitarist David McAulay, with additional production by Paul Savage, in Chem19 Studios in Glasgow. The record features King Creosote accompanied by his band – Derek O’Neill (keyboards), Andy Robinson (drums), Pete Mcleod (bass), and Kevin Brolly (clarinet) – as well as an additional string section (arranged by cellist Pete Harvey), and a choir of backing vocalists. For One Night Only (RUG608D) will be released as the first single from the album, and both single and album will be available on 21st July 2014. Watch the accompanying video, extracted from the film, From Scotland With Love.


 

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, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. 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, such as the female characters found in the archive (the ‘fisher lassies’ inspired the moving track Cargill, for example). 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 will be released on CD (WIGCD338), heavyweight vinyl LP with download codes (WIGLP338) and Digital (WIG338D). An extended version of the album encompassing all the music from the film will be available on heavyweight double gatefold vinyl LP (WIGLP338X) with 8 bonus tracks, Favourite Girl, Melt, Marie Celeste, Carry On Dancing, Hair of the Dawn, Return Ticket, 678, Bringing in the Bales. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart, HERE. The standard edition is available through iTunes, HERE and the Extended Edition, HERE.

BBC 2 Scotland will screen the film, From Scotland With Love, on the 22nd June at 10pm.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, SNAP OUT OF IT

Arctic Monkeys | 17/06/14

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Arctic Monkeys have shared a video for their new single, Snap Out Of It. The track is taken from the band’s fifth No.1 album, AM which was released last September. The video was directed by Focus Creeps and stars Stephanie Sigman.

Arctic Monkeys recently performed their biggest ever shows in the capital - two sold out dates at London’s Finsbury Park. The band will headline the main stage on Sunday at T In the Park next month and will be headlining the main stage at Reading and Leeds in August for the second time. UK and Irish live dates are as follows:

Saturday 12th July: Ireland: Dublin, Marlay Park – (with support from Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Sunday 13th July: Scotland: T In The Park

Saturday 23rd August 2014: Reading Festival

Sunday 24th August 2014: Leeds Festival

 

BOB MOSES RELEASE FIRST TO CRY TWO TRACK BUNDLE TODAY.

Bob Moses | 16/06/14

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Having first formed in Brooklyn in 2012, Canadian production duo Bob Moses - comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance - have recently signed to Domino and are releasing ‘First To Cry’ today.

The rising stars of the underground electronic world’s two-track 12” bundle, ‘I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry’ and ‘Grace,’ is now available for digital purchase.

The band’s lead single, 'I Ain't Gonna Be The First To Cry,' premiered in late May and “is a dark and hazy eclectic mix of blues and electronic with heartfelt vocals” (Combo Rice) who’s “retained arrangement… seems to wring out the emotion of each note” (Clash Music). The track "has a soul of a blues song... with guitar work riding along with the pulse of the beat, the track builds with dark undertones and restraint toward an understated breaking point" (Pigeons & Planes).

For their AA-side track, ‘Grace,’ Bob Moses also released an audio-visual clip.



Currently, the duo is in the midst of a worldwide tour, having already made stops in Paris, Berlin, Ibiza, London, Istanbul and Moscow. They are headed west to North America next week, with a first stop at Brooklyn’s Output on June 20th, where they will debut brand new tracks. The band will then continue on to Miami, Philadelphia, Michigan, Chicago, Toronto and Atlanta. 

'First To Cry’ is now available as a limited edition silk-screened 12” vinyl from Domino and digitally via iTunes, Spotify and Beatport.

TOUR DATES
20/06 – Output – Brooklyn, NY, USA
21/06 – The Garret – Miami, FL, USA
27/06 – Dolphin – Philadelphia, PA, USA
28/06 – Electric Room – Rothbury, MI, USA
04/07 – Wavefront Festival – Chicago, IL, USA

04/08 – Electric Forest – Toronto, ON, Canada

30/08 – Voltt Loves Summer Festival, NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam, Holland
27/09 – Tomorrow World – Atlanta, GA, USA

 

JON HOPKINS SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR FORTHCOMING SINGLE, WE DISAPPEAR FEAT. LULU JAMES

Jon Hopkins | 16/06/14

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Jon Hopkins has shared a new video for his forthcoming single, We Disappear feat. Lulu James, which was directed by Rob Chiu and stars Lulu James. 

 

We Disappear feat. Lulu James - a collaborative reworking of the opening track from the Mercury-nominated, Immunity - will be available on 12” (RUG595T – pre-order HERE from Dom Mart) and Digital (RUG595D) from 30th June 2014, b/w a remix of Abandon Window by Moderat. You can purchase the one track digitally now through iTunes (RUG595D1).

A fan of Hopkins’ work, and known for her beautifully emotive, atmospheric vocals, it seemed right for rising star, Lulu James, to contribute vocals to We Disappear. The pair met when performing at Unknown Festival in Croatia, then soon after put down vocals at Hopkins' London studio. He then built a new version of the track around James' contributions, and the result is much sparser, and almost Lynchian - darkly atmospheric, pulsing and retaining the urgency of the original, but adding new depth with James' stunningly soulful vocal performance.  

Following Jon Hopkins’ extraordinary live performances at The Great Escape, Field Day, Parklife and Sonar, he has just announced a one-off live audio-visual show at The Royal Festival Hall on Friday 19th September. Hopkins will perform new explorations of tracks from Immunity alongside music from his three film scores and other collaborations, and will be joined by long-term collaborator, guitarist and noise-maker Leo Abrahams and experimental string section Geese for a new show backed by visuals from Flat-e and Dan Tombs. Hopkins will also be performing at this year’s Glastonbury and Festival Number 6. Full live dates are as follows, with UK & Irish dates in bold:

21st June - Clonmellon, IE @ Body & Soul

25th – 29th June – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival

12th July – New York, USA @ The Hudson Project

13th July – Boston, MA, USA @ The Sinclair

17th July – New York, NY, USA @ Le Poisson Rouge

19th July – Toronto, Can @Time Music Festival

20th July - Chicago, USA @ Pitchfork Music Festival22nd July – Vancouver, BC, Can @ Fortune Sound Club

23rd July – Seattle, WA, USA @ The Crocodile

24th July – San Francisco, CA, USA @ Mezzanine

26th July – Los Angeles, CA, USA @ The Echoplex

31st July – Miami, FL, USA @ Bardot

2nd Aug – Montreal, QC, Can @ Osheaga

6th August - Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival

9th August - Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival

29th August - Pula, HR @ Dimensions Festival

5th – 7th September – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival Number 6

19th September – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall

 

JULIA HOLTER ANNOUNCES NEW 7" SINGLE, "DON'T MAKE ME OVER" / "HELLO STRANGER"

Julia Holter | 12/06/14

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Julia Holter is set to release new AA side single “Don’t Make Me Over / Hello Stranger” on July 28th 2014. The single, to be made available digitally and on limited edition 7” is comprised of two highly inventive cover versions.

New recording “Don’t Make Me Over” sees Holter and her Los Angeles ensemble take on Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 1962 song for Dionne Warwick whilst “Hello Stranger”, a highlight of 2013’s celebrated Loud City Song was originally a hit for Barbara Lewis in 1963.

Listen to “Don’t Make Me Over” and "Hello Stranger" here.

Both tracks were recorded with producer Cole Marsden Greif-Neill in Los Angeles.

Julia Holter is in Europe this summer, playing Latitude Festival as well as a special London show at St John’s at HackneyChurch as part of the St John’s sessions.

Julia Holter on tour this summer:

JULY

July 6: Roskilde Festival, Rosklide, Denmark

July 7: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
July 9: Videosoundart Festival, Milan, Italy
July 10: Bogen, Zurich, Switzerland
July 11: Karistorbahnhof, Heidleberg, Germany
July 12: Les Ardentes Festival, Leige, Belgium
July 13: Creepee Teepee Festival, Kutna Hora, Czechoslovakia
July 15: Defilad Square, Warasaw, Poland 
July 17: Gent Jazz, Gent, Belgium
July 18: Blue Balls Festival, Luzern, Switzerland
20th Latitude Festival, Suffolk, England (TICKETS)
21st St John at HackneyChurch,London,England (TICKETS)

 
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