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WHITE LUNG ANNOUNCE NEW UK DATES

White Lung | 29/07/14

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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

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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

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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

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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

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More information over at Ribbon Music.

 

BLOOD ORANGE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR HIGH STREET FEAT. SKEPTA

Blood Orange | 09/07/14

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

 

JUNIOR FINANCE ASSISTANT - APPRENTICESHIP

12/06/14

Domino is seeking a Junior Finance Assistant for an apprenticeship role in its London office:

As part of the finance team you will be responsible for the entry of some or all of the following onto our accounts system: purchase invoices received from suppliers; payments sent to suppliers and some bank statement transactions. There will also be other ad-hoc administrative duties to fulfil.

The role requires an ability to concentrate for long periods of time, meet internal deadlines and work under pressure.

As well as strong mathematical skills the successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills and impeccable attention to detail.

You can find more information here: http://bit.ly/1hOLpnw

To apply for this vacancy you must complete an application form and return this to kristie@divafilms.co.uk

You can find an application form on the DIVA website - www.diversityinvisualarts.com/site/jobs

Deadline for applications: 30th June 2014.

 

ALEXIS TAYLOR PLAYS VORTEX THIS MONDAY

Alexis Taylor | 12/06/14

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We are pleased to announce the very special guests appearing at The Vortex in London on Monday 16th June with Alexis Taylor. Green Gartside (Scritti Politti) will perform live, and Caribou and Yeasayer collaborator Sinkane will be the guest DJ between the bands.

Alexis Taylor’s new album, Await Barbarians will be available on 16th June 2014. It is a record whose warm tones draw you in, whose sequencing asks of the listener an uninterrupted session of close listening, and whose sound world reminds us of the pleasures of all that is quiet in music. It is rich in deep insight and profound feeling, a truly significant album by one of the country’s most continually arresting musicians.

Await Barbarians will be available on 16th June 2014 on CD, standard LP and Digitally. Copies of the LP purchased through Dom Mart or indie retailers will include a bonus 7” featuring the tracks I Hope (a Bobby Charles cover), b/w Song Of Long. Click HERE to buy the album through Dom Mart and HERE through iTunes.

Watch the video for the first single, Without a Crutch (2), directed by Ben Stockley at Herald St Gallery, HERE.

Alexis Taylor is touring the UK next week and will be appearing at this year’s CC14, Glastonbury, Green Man, End Of The Road and Festival Number 6. Full live dates with ticket links are below.

Mon 16/06/14: London – The Vortex

Tues 17/06/2014: Oxford – The Art Cafe

Wed 18/06/14: Leeds – The Brudenell

Thu 19/06/14: Manchester – Band On The Wall

Fri 20/06/14: London – Roundhouse Studio – as part of CC14

Sun 22/06/204: Dinefwr – Dinefwr Literature Festival

Sat 28/06/14: Pilton – Glastonbury (Glade Stage) SOLD OUT

Wed 09/07/2014: Paris – Salle Pleyel

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

Sat 26/07/2014: Vasto – Siren Festival

Sat 16/08/2014: Crickhowell – Green Man Festival

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

Sat 06/09/14: Port Merion – Festival Number 6

Fri 03/10/2014: Vienna – Waves Festival

 

FRANZ FERDINAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW SINGLE, STAND ON THE HORIZON

Franz Ferdinand | 11/06/14

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Stand On The Horizon on Monday July 28th  2014.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, available digitally, features the Tom Furse (The Horrors) Extrapolation mix, the Todd Terje Extended mix and a cover of the track by Frankie & The Heartstrings – the band recently played an in-store show at the Pop Recs Ltd in Sunderland, a record shop run by Frankie & The Heartstrings.

The song is inspired by Alex’s time in Sunderland as a child, mentioning both the local Marsden Rock and South Shields Metro station.

"Ach, it's one of those optimistic pessimist's songs - as the North Sea sings "Come to me! Throw yourself to me!" all you can imagine is stepping across the horizon into a golden future while Marsden Rock collapses under the waves." – Alex Kapranos

Listen to the Tom Furse Extrapolation mix of Stand On The Horizon here.

Additionally, they recently completed an extensive U.K. tour in March, featuring two sold out shows at London’s Roundhouse and appeared at the inaugural 6 Music Festival in Manchester.

This summer sees them play festivals across the globe, including a headline appearance at Fuji Rock in Japan and shows at T in the Park and Somerset House in the UK. Their UK shows are as follows:

JULY

13th                              London                                              Somerset House

16th                              Balado                                               T In The Park festival

The band also recently appeared on both Jimmy Kimmel’s and Carson Daly’s primetime shows during their recent extensive US tour.

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. 

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE AUTUMN TOUR PLUS LIVE AT SXSW SPOTIFY SESSION

Real Estate | 10/06/14

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Fresh from appearances at this year’s Dot to Dot, Real Estate have announced that they will be returning to the UK in October for dates surrounding their show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, their largest UK show to date. Full dates are below.

In addition, today Spotify is premiering Real Estate’s ‘Spotify Session: Live At SXSW 2014,’ a six-song performance recorded in Austin this March. Listen to the session here: Real Estate – Spotify Session: Live At SXSW 2014

Atlas has been one of the most acclaimed albums of 2014 both here and on the other side of the Atlantic, earning a Pitchfork Best New Music, a whole host of 4* reviews across the UK press including MOJO, The Guardian and Q. The New York Times Magazine calls Atlasthe first important record of 2014.

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:

JUNE

12th Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

19th: Mexico City, MX, #AniversarioSpotify - Foro Indie Rocks                   
21st: Philadelphia, PA, Solctice in the City - Kimmel Center
22nd: Montauk, NY, Surf Lodge
20th: Chicago, IL, Pitchfork Music Festival
26th: Denver, CO, The UMS

AUGUST

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

6th: 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

 

EUGENE MCGUINNESS ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF LONDON SHOW

Eugene McGuinness | 10/06/14

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Eugene McGuinness has announced details of a show at London’s White Heat night at Madam Jo Jo’s.

Tickets for the show, which takes place on Tuesday July 1st, are priced at £6 and are available via www.billetto.co.uk/eugene-mcguinness

He will be playing tracks from his forthcoming new album, Chroma, which is released on Monday July 7th 2014 on DominoNew single ‘Godiva’ will be released on the same day.  Watch the Thirty Two (Blur – ‘No Distance Left To Run’, LCD Soundsystem ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’) directed, guitar-face heavy video for ‘Godiva’ below.

 

The eleven-track album was recorded and produced by Dan Carey at his South London studio, and features arguably one of the best rhythm sections in the UK, Tom and Leo from The Invisible.

Chroma, his fourth album, follows his self-titled debut in 2008, Glue (2009) and The Invitation To The Voyage (2012) and will be available on CD (WIGCD324), heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP324) and digitally (WIG324).  The album can be pre-ordered HERE and ‘Godiva’ HERE.

 

Further UK shows will be announced shortly.

 

BLOOD ORANGE PREMIERES GIA COPPOLA-DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEO FOR YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Blood Orange | 09/06/14

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Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – recently scored Gia Coppola’s full-length film Palo Alto (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin), and the two have teamed up again in Hynes’ new music video for “You’re Not Good Enough.” The 80s-inspired video features both Coppola and Hynes, who is showcasing some sweet dance moves, as well as an appearance by Samantha Urbani, who contributes vocals to the Cupid Deluxe stand-out track. The video was co-produced by Urban Outfitters as the 18th installment of their UO Music Video Series. Check out blog.urbanoutfitters.com/bloodorange for behind the scenes photos from the shoot, and watch “You’re Not Good Enough” now.

 

“I was very excited by the prospect of getting to do a music video for Dev. I'm obviously a huge fan of his, and we've been talking about trying to make a video together for a while now,” says director Gia Coppola. “Dev has great taste. I love discussing what interests us and bringing our ideas together. I've always been fascinated with choreography and live television, both of which felt perfect for ‘You're Not Good Enough.’” 

The UO Music Video Series alumnus: Liars, Washed Out, Classixx, Charlie XCX, Autre Ne Veut, Tame Impala, How To Dress Well, Peaking Lights, Frankie Rose, The Walkmen, Nick Waterhouse, Cloud Nothings, Black Lips, Spank Rock, The War on Drugs, Beach Fossils, and Toro Y Moi.

The Palo Alto score features 30 minutes of brand new music written and composed by Devonté Hynes. HERE to purchase a digital copy of the score now and HERE to pre-order the CD or LP, out physically on August 4th. The LP is available on magenta colored vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available exclusively via Dom Mart. 

   

Blood Orange performed on the main stage at Field Day in London this weekend and will be playing the following shows in North America over the summer:

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

01/08/14              Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

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

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

 

DEV HYNES' SCORE FOR GIA COPPOLA'S PALO ALTO TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY TODAY

Blood Orange | 02/06/14

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Devonté Hynes – a.k.a. Blood Orange – has created his first original score for the feature length film Palo Alto from writer-director Gia Coppola. Based on several linked stories by James Franco, Palo Alto is a teenage romance for the ages, made indelible through its ensemble cast (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin).  The score is available digitally now and physically on August 4th. Today you can also stream the score’s “April’s Bathroom Bummer.” Hynes wrote and performed the entire score along with guest vocals by Samantha Urbani and additional instrumentation by Jason Arce. Click HERE to watch a “Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto” video featuring music from Hynes now via VICE.

Click HERE to pre-order the digital copy of the score and HERE to pre-order the CD or LP. The LP is available on magenta colored vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available exclusively via Domino Mart. 

The Palo Alto official soundtrack is out now digitally and will be released physically tomorrow via Domino. Entitled Palo Alto (Music From The Motion Picture), the soundtrack features Hynes, as well as songs by Robert Schwartzman (co –composer of Palo Alto), Coconut Records (Jason Schwartzman), Nat & Alex Wolff, and more. Click HERE to download the soundtrack now via iTunes, and HERE to pre-order a physical copy.

Following the release of Cupid Deluxe, Devonté Hynes has very quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters and producers in the industry right now. Hynes recently played to massive crowds for his very first Coachella performance, sold out must-see shows in NYC, LA and San Francisco, and recently performed as a special guest at this year’s Armory Week party for the MoMA. Cupid Deluxe made countless year-end lists, including NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2014,” Rolling Stones’ “Top 100 Songs of 2014” and many more.  GQ recently called him “2014’s answer to Lou Reed,” while the New York Times gushed, “The work of Devonté Hynes radiates a thorough, passionate, forgetting-to-eat-or-sleep love for the last 30 years of pop.”

Palo Alto Score Tracklist

1. Palo Alto
2. Soccer Field
3. Teddy & April
4. April’s Daydream 
5. Run To Graveyard
6. April’s Bathroom Bummer
7. Emily & Fred (Part 1)
8. Emily & Fred (Part 2)
9. Teddy Rides Home
10. Teddy & Fred In The Playground
11. Teddy In The Library
12. Big Game

13. April Bounces
14. Skateboard Garage
15. Teddy Loves April
16. April By The Pool
17. Fred Drives
18. Teddy Is Crushed

 

Blood Orange live dates:

 

07/06/14              UK, London – Field Day Festival

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

01/08/14              Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

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

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

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

 

FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ANNOUNCE FRANZ FERDINAND SUPPORT SHOW AT SOMERSET HOUSE

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 02/06/14

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Domino is proud to announce that Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be supporting label-mates Franz Ferdinand at Somerset House in London on July 16th. The show is part of the annual Summer Series at Somerset House and is sandwiched between a wealth of European dates and festival appearances following the release of new album Piano Ombre. Energetic and vibrant, Frànçois Marry and his band always entertain and are without a doubt an incredible live act.

The announcement comes soon after the launch of new single ‘The Way To The Forest’. Released on June 30th, we can now reveal that it will be released as part of a remix bundle including remixes by Petite Noir and Ibibio Sound Machine. You can listen to the latter 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. 

 

 

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)

The Way To The Forest’ remix bundle will be available as a download only (WIG321DS1) on June 30th.

The new album Piano Ombre is out now on Domino. It’s available on CD (WIGCD321), LP (WIGLP321), Digital (WIG321D). Order HERE. Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains also have an app which features exclusive tracks, journals and more. The Lite version can be purchased from iTunes HERE. The premium version (which includes the entire album) can be purchased HERE.

 

KING CREOSOTE SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

King Creosote | 29/05/14

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For One Night Only (RUG608D) will be released as the first single from King Creosote’s forthcoming album, From Scotland With Love. Both single and album will be available on 21st July 2014. 

 

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.

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.

Watch the accompanying video, extracted from the film, From Scotland With Love.

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.

 

King Creosote will perform ‘From Scotland With Love’ live to a screening of Virginia Heath’s film at Glasgow Green, on the evening of July 31st, as part of the Festival Celebrations marking the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. A similar performance will take place at the Milton Court at The Barbican on 27th September 2014. Tickets for The Barbican are available HERE.

BBC 1 Scotland will screen the film, From Scotland With Love, on the 13th July at 6pm.

 

JAMES YORKSTON ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF HIS NEW ALBUM, THE CELLARDYKE RECORDING AND WASSAILING SOCIETY OUT 18TH AUGUST

James Yorkston | 28/05/14

Image: JY CRAWS

James Yorkston, an artist not unfamiliar with the notion of collaboration, has opened the studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players on this his eighth studio album.

Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor in London’s Livingston studio, it features KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo, and his long-term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith. The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ finds James at his most personal and reflective following 2012’s I Was A Cat From A Book.

What James and his collection of fine musicians have created is an album that connects the intimacy of his home-town life with the camaraderie of good friends. CRAWS flows with acceptance and relief, and is James’ fullest body of work.

Featuring 15 new James Yorkston penned songs + a cover of Chris Bell’s classic ‘You & Your Sister’, ‘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).  Album artwork was created by celebrated children’s author and illustrator Clare Beaton.

 

Tracklisting:
Fellow ManThe Blues you Sang
Sweet Sweet
Guy Fawkes' Signature
Thinking about Kat
Feathers are Falling
Broken Wave (A blues for Doogie)
Red Fox
King of the Moles
Great Ghosts
Sleep On
Embers
Honey on Thigh
As Grey and as White
The Very, Very Best
You & Your Sister

 

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

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES VIDEO FOR FORTHCOMING SINGLE, STRANGE WEATHER

Anna Calvi | 28/05/14

Image: Anna Calvi ep news photo

Anna Calvi has shared a video for ‘Strange Weather’, the lead single taken from her forthcoming EP of the same name, released on 14th July 2014. The accompanying video was filmed in New York by Alan Del Rio Ortiz. 

‘Strange Weather’, a cover of the Keren Ann track, is a stunning collaboration between Anna Calvi and David Byrne, and will be released on 14th July 2014.

The 5 track covers EP was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York. It features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin and Keren Ann. The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’, which is available to stream HERE.

Strange Weather will be available on 14th July on 12” (RUG600) and limited edition CD (RUG600CD). Click HERE to pre-order through Dom Mart and HERE through iTunes. The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
  2. I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) – featuring David Byrne
  3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
  4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) – Anna Calvi and David Byrne
  5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie)

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.’

Anna Calvi will be playing live over the next few months in support of Strange Weather as well as her critically acclaimed sophomore album One Breath, with UK shows at Isle of Wight, Latitude and Green Man Festivals, with more festival dates to be announced soon. Full live dates are as follows, with all tickets available from http://annacalvi.com/shows/:


FRI     23-May-14       SPAIN   SEVILLA TERRITORIOS FESTIVAL

WED  28-May-14       AUSTRALIA       SYDNEY  VIVID FESTIVAL
FRI     30-May-14       AUSTRALIA       MELBOURNE       THORNBURY

THEATRE
FRI     13-Jun-14       UK      ISLE OF WIGHT   ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL FRI     20-Jun-14                   ITALY   RAVENNA RAVENNA FESTIVAL
SAT    21-Jun-14         ITALY   SESTRI LEVANTE  MOJOTIC FESTIVAL
SUN    22-Jun-14        ITALY   VERONA  VERONA JAZZ FESTIVAL (Rumours)
SAT    28-Jun-14                   UK      GLASTONBURY     GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
THU    03-Jul-14         FRANCE  SAINT-ETIENNE   FESTIVAL DES 7  

COLLINES

FRI     04-Jul-14         FRANCE  ARRAS   MAINSQUARE FESTIVAL
SAT    05-Jul-14         FRANCE  CLUSES  MUSIQUE EN STOCKS(Outdoor)
MON  07-Jul-14         FRANCE  PARIS   DAYS OFF FESTIVAL
SAT   12-Jul-14          FRANCE  TARNOS  LES OCEANIQUES FESTIVAL
FRI     18-Jul-14       UK      SOUTHWOLD       LATTITUDE FESTIVAL
SAT   19-Jul-14         LATVIA  SALACGRIVA      POSITIVUS FESTIVAL
MON  21-Jul-14         GERMANY BURGHOF STIMMEN FESTIVAL
TUE   22-Jul-14         AUSTRIA FELDKIRCH       POOLBAR FESTIVAL
WED  23-Jul-14         GERMANY NURNBERG        DER HIRSCH
SAT    26-Jul-14         FRANCE  MALESTROIT      PONT DU ROCK
TUE    05-Aug-14      GERMANY KARLSRUHE       ZELTIVAL
WED   06-Aug-14      GERMANY KASSEL  KULTURZELT
THU   07-Aug-14       GERMANY JENA    KULTURARENA
FRI     08-Aug-14       ITALY   PALERMO YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL
FRI     15-Aug-14       FRANCE  SAINT MALO      LA ROUTE DU ROCK
SAT    16-Aug-14       BELIGUM HASSELT PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL (Marquee)
SUN   17-Aug-14       UK      N. WALES        GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
FRI     22-Aug-14     SPAIN   GRANADA MONA FESTIVAL (Main Stage)
SAT   13-Sep-14       SPAIN   MADRID  DCODE FESTIVAL 

 

ALEXIS TAYLOR RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'WITHOUT A CRUTCH (2)', WATCH THE VIDEO NOW!

Alexis Taylor | 23/05/14

Image: AlexisTaylor_NL.jpg

Without a Crutch (2) will be released as the first single from Alexis Taylor’s forthcoming album, Await Barbarians, on 16th June 2014. The accompanying video was directed by Ben Stockley at Herald St Gallery, watch it HERE.

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

Await Barbarians will be available on 16th June 2014 on CD (WIGCD334), standard LP (WIGLP334) and Digital (WIG334D). Copies of the LP purchased through Dom Mart or indie retailers will include a bonus 7” featuring the tracks I Hope (a Bobby Charles cover), b/w Song Of Long. Click HERE to buy the album through Dom Mart and HERE through iTunes.

Alexis Taylor will be performing live throughout the summer. Full dates with ticket links are below. Please note, the show at the Vortex in London has been moved to Monday 16th June

Here is a note from Alexis about his upcoming live dates:

I am starting out on a UK tour ahead of the June 16 release of my new album, Await Barbarians, via Domino. I will be playing shows backed by Zongamin and Grovesnor on bass, synths, guitar, drums and machines, and we begin at the Hay On Wye 'How The Light Gets In Festival' tonight, May 23rd, 10pm.

On Sunday May 25th we play a free show at London's Ace Hotel, with support from Fimber Bravo and Kadialy Kouyate and a dj set from Scritti Politti's Green Gartside. Then we're then in Glasgow playing before the wonderful King Creosote on May 31st.

Beyond that the dates look like this:

June 16 The Vortex, London (w/ very Special Secret Guests!)

June 17 The Art Bar, Oxford

June 18 The Brudenell, Leeds (support from Rozi Plain)

June 19 Band On The Wall, Manchester (again w/ Rozi Plain)

June 20 Roundhouse Studio – as part of CC14 (Camden Crawl), London

There will be shows in Europe and the US as well, to be announced shortly.

Special thanks to all of you who came out to the first show, at The Manhattan Inn, in New York. It was fun!

Hope to catch some of you at the upcoming performances.

Alexis

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'NIGHTTIME'

The Amazing Snakeheads | 20/05/14

Image: Nighttime

Nighttime will be released as the new single from The Amazing Snakeheads and will be available on 14th July 2014. The track is taken from the Glasgow band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, and will feature a new B-side track entitled, Rotten Blues.

The Amazing Snakeheads have also shared a video for Nighttime, which was filmed in Glasgow by Gregor Johnstone, who had the following to say:

“I met with Dale and was immediately struck by his honest passion for what he and the Snakeheads were doing. I remembered that he wore these great rings and it was the image of his ring-covered hand falling out from under a mortuary sheet that kicked off the idea. I wanted the video to capture the intense, direct energy that Dale projects. Visually I planned the video to have the look of a hallucinatory film noir. I felt the video’s darker themes should be undercut by humour, which I find in the band’s lyrics and certainly in the band themselves.”

A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. The album is available to purchase from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE.

The Amazing Snakeheads are a force to be reckoned with live. The Times said:‘it’s been a long time since going to a gig was a visceral, unpredictable experience’ and called them ‘one of Britain’s most exciting new bands’. The NME called them ‘one of the most untethered, aggressive and downright exciting live bands in the country.’ The Glasgow band have just been confirmed to perform on Later With Jools Holland on 27th May, and have been added to the line-up for Meltdown, T in the Park, Reading & Leeds and Bestival. Full live dates are as follows:

21/05/14: Holland: Amsterdam – Tolhuistuin

23/05/14: Belgium: Brussels – Les Nuits Botanique

24/05/14: Germany: Schorndorf – Manufaktur

25/05/14: Germany: Munich – Muffathalle

28/05/14: Germany: Berlin – Bi Nuu

29/05/14: Germany: Cologne – Gebaude 9

30/05/14: France: Paris – L’international

31/05/14: France: Lyon – Nuits Sonores

17/06/14: UK: London – Meltdown Festival

12/07/14: Scotland: Kinross - T In The Park Festival

25/07/14: UK: East Anglia - Secret Garden Party

27/07/14: UK: Stockton-on-Tees - Stockton Weekender

23/08/14: UK: Reading Festival

24/08/14: UK: Leeds Festival

05/09/14: UK: Reading: Oakford Social Club

06/09/14: UK: Ramsgate: Music Hall

07/09/14: UK: Isle Of Wight - Bestival


 

WE ARE CATCHERS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE, ISABELLA AND UK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

We Are Catchers | 16/05/14

Image: We Are Catchers 1

Following the release of his acclaimed self-titled debut earlier this year, Liverpool’s We Are Catchers (aka Peter Jackson) has announced their new single ‘Isabella’ and a string of festival appearances.

Headlining this year’s Rough Trade stage at the renamed Camden Crawl, CC14, this will be We Are Catchers’ first performance in London. The set will be at The Enterprise on Saturday 21st June. With music as warm and understated as this, it’s sure to be a beautiful show. We Are Catchers has also announced sets at Green Man and the new Astral Coast festival.

Tripping across oceans of sound, We Are Catchers effortlessly melds the cascading melodies of the Pacific coast to the kind of stargazing melancholy that’s always haunted Liverpool’s greatest artists. As an album, it looks out from the Water’s Edge and dreams its way across seas and continents, traversing the invisible (but undeniable) pathways that connect the mid-west coast of England to the west coast of the USA.

A beautiful, timeless collection of songs, We Are Catchers (real name Peter Jackson) summons up the spirits of legendary Mersey beasts like Mick and John Head, the Crucial Three, Bill Ryder Jones, Lee Mavers and the Wild Swans whilst chiming gorgeously with dusty echoes of records by Brian Wilson and Arthur Lee. The aforementioned Bill Ryder-Jones also appears on the album, playing guitar.

We Are Catchers will release ‘Isabella’ on June 7th digitally (RUG597D) and the self-titled album is available now on iTunes HERE and via Dom Mart HERE.

We Are Catchers will be playing the following dates:

JUNE

21st: The Enterprise, Rough Trade Stage, CC14, London (TICKETS)

JULY

19th: Astral Coast Festival, Floral Pavillion, New Brighton (TICKETS)

AUGUST

14th-17th: Green Man Festival, Wales (TICKETS)

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR FACE DOWN

White Lung | 15/05/14

Image: White Lung Face Down

White Lung have dosed us with another visceral video, ‘Face Down’, from their upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 16th via Domino.  The single ‘Face Down’ is released on the same day. Following a raucous show at The Great Escape last weekend which took Brighton by storm, the band return to the UK next Thursday, May 22nd for a what’s set to be an intense headline show at London’s 100 Club.

Vocalist Mish Way explains the video: "Basically, I had this really big vision for it where I wanted to rip off two different old videos, one involving Anthony Kiedis. But then, I asked Pierce McGary to do it and I knew he would have a totally different perspective and make it all "Pierce", which was exactly what I wanted. His filming style reflects this L7 video I love "Stuck Here Again" and he turned it out."


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 before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)

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.

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

 

Deep Fantasy will be available to pre-order. 1,000 limited edition (WIGLP335X) coke bottle clear vinyl with a 9"x24" folded screen-printed poster will be available, plus 50 randomly selected fans will receive a fanzine designed by the band. This will be available through Dom Mart and Indies.  Pre-order the album HERE and through iTunes HERE

White Lung Live Dates:

MAY


15th: Futrum, Prague, Czech Rep

16th: Arena at Dreiraum, Vienna, Austria (Tickets)

17th: Strom, Munich, Germany (Tickets)

18th: 1210, Stuttgart, Germany (Tickets)

20th: MTC, Cologne, Germany (Tickets)

21st: DB’s, Utrecht, Holland

22nd: 100 Club, London, UK (Tickets)

23rd – 25th May: Dot to Dot Festival UK (Tickets)

26th: Gold Sounds Fest, Leeds, UK (Tickets)

JUNE

5 June: Factory Theatre, Sydney (co-headline with Upset)

6 June: Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (co-headline with Upset)

7 June: The Tote, Melbourne (co-headline with Upset)

9 June: Howler, Melbourne (co-headline with Upset)

11 June: Churchills, Christchurch, NZ

12 June: Bodega, Wellington, NZ

13 June: Kings Arms, Auckland, NZ

19 June: Dickens Pub, Calgary, Canada

21 June: Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary, Canada

24 June: Golden Tea House, Philadelphia, US

25th: Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

26th: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

27th: Le Divan Orange, Montreal, QC

28th: The Garrison, Toronto, ON

29 June: The Garrison, Toronto, Canada

 

JULY

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

 

FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS SHARE THE WAY TO THE FOREST VIDEO

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 15/05/14

Image: Fatam album annonce

There’s always been something a little magical, a little other worldly about Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains and their new video for ‘The Way To The Forest’ only enhances that myth. Live, they’re equally as enchanting and this weekend’s show at The Great Escape in Brighton was no different.

Produced by BlinkInk and directed by Elliot Dear, the creative team behind last year’s heart-warming ‘Bear & The Hare’ John Lewis Christmas advert, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains take on the role of mischievous, forest-dwelling  sprites, protecting their home from the destructive ways of a couple of hapless hunters. Complete with pint-sized feather arrows and ninja-style moves from our French heroes, it’s a charming accompaniment to their new single, ‘The Way To The Forest’ which is released on June 30th.

Elliot had this to say about the video:

“I thought that the video for The Way To The Forest should be fun, something that told a story and that showed the playful nature of the band. I wanted to make an action sequence because of the fast-paced, rolling percussive rhythm of the track and really marry the visuals to points in the music. The idea was to make a piece of film that felt like a family action adventure film from the eighties.”

Watch the video for ‘The Way To The Forest’ 

 

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

MAY

10th – FRANCE, Magny Le Hongre (77) - File 7

15th – FRANCE, Strasbourg - Laiterie

16th – FRANCE, Yverdon - Amalgame

17th – FRANCE, Nice - Theatre Lino Ventura

20th- BELGIUM, Bruxelles - Nuits Botanique

21st – NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam - Tolhuistuin

23rd- FRANCE, Laval - 3 Elephants

24th – FRANCE, Nantes - Stereolux fest Indigenes

29th – FRANCE, Montauban - Alors Chante Festival

31st – SWITZERLAND, Bulle - Francomanias

 

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

11th – FRANCE, Aix Les Bains - Musilac

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

17th – FRANCE, Carhaix - Les Vieilles Charrues

25th – FRANCE, Hyeres - Midi Fest

AUGUST

1st – FRANCE, Carcassonne - festival de carcassonne

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

23rd – FRANCE, Paris,Rock En Scene

NOVEMBER

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

The new album Piano Ombre is out now on Domino. It’s available on CD (WIGCD321), LP (WIGLP321), Digital (WIG321D). Order HERE. Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains also have an app which features exclusive tracks, journals and more. The Lite version can be purchased from iTunes HERE. The premium version (which includes the entire album) can be purchased HERE.

 

ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES COVERS EP, STRANGE WEATHER, ON 14TH JULY 2014

Anna Calvi | 13/05/14

Image: Anna Calvi ep news photo

Anna Calvi is to release a 5 track covers EP entitled ‘Strange Weather’, on 14th July 2014. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, the EP features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’. The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’.


Strange Weather will be available on 14th July on 12” (RUG600) and limited edition CD (RUG600CD). Click HERE to pre-order through Dom Mart. The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
  2. I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) – featuring David Byrne
  3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
  4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) – Anna Calvi and David Byrne
  5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie)

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.’

Anna Calvi will be playing live over the next few months in support of Strange Weather as well as her critically acclaimed sophomore album One Breath, with UK shows at Isle of Wight, Latitude and Green Man Festivals, with more festival dates to be announced soon. Full live dates are as follows, with all tickets available from http://annacalvi.com/shows/:


FRI     23-May-14       SPAIN   SEVILLA TERRITORIOS FESTIVAL

WED  28-May-14       AUSTRALIA       SYDNEY  VIVID FESTIVAL
FRI     30-May-14       AUSTRALIA       MELBOURNE       THORNBURY

THEATRE
FRI     13-Jun-14       UK      ISLE OF WIGHT   ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL FRI     20-Jun-14                   ITALY   RAVENNA RAVENNA FESTIVAL
SAT    21-Jun-14         ITALY   SESTRI LEVANTE  MOJOTIC FESTIVAL
SUN    22-Jun-14        ITALY   VERONA  VERONA JAZZ FESTIVAL (Rumours)
SAT    28-Jun-14                   UK      GLASTONBURY     GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
THU    03-Jul-14         FRANCE  SAINT-ETIENNE   FESTIVAL DES 7  

COLLINES

FRI     04-Jul-14         FRANCE  ARRAS   MAINSQUARE FESTIVAL
SAT    05-Jul-14         FRANCE  CLUSES  MUSIQUE EN STOCKS(Outdoor)
MON  07-Jul-14         FRANCE  PARIS   DAYS OFF FESTIVAL
SAT   12-Jul-14          FRANCE  TARNOS  LES OCEANIQUES FESTIVAL
FRI     18-Jul-14       UK      SOUTHWOLD       LATTITUDE FESTIVAL
SAT   19-Jul-14         LATVIA  SALACGRIVA      POSITIVUS FESTIVAL
MON  21-Jul-14         GERMANY BURGHOF STIMMEN FESTIVAL
TUE   22-Jul-14         AUSTRIA FELDKIRCH       POOLBAR FESTIVAL
WED  23-Jul-14         GERMANY NURNBERG        DER HIRSCH
SAT    26-Jul-14         FRANCE  MALESTROIT      PONT DU ROCK
TUE    05-Aug-14      GERMANY KARLSRUHE       ZELTIVAL
WED   06-Aug-14      GERMANY KASSEL  KULTURZELT
THU   07-Aug-14       GERMANY JENA    KULTURARENA
FRI     08-Aug-14       ITALY   PALERMO YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL
FRI     15-Aug-14       FRANCE  SAINT MALO      LA ROUTE DU ROCK
SAT    16-Aug-14       BELIGUM HASSELT PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL (Marquee)
SUN   17-Aug-14       UK      N. WALES        GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
FRI     22-Aug-14     SPAIN   GRANADA MONA FESTIVAL (Main Stage)
SAT   13-Sep-14       SPAIN   MADRID  DCODE FESTIVAL 

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS ANNOUNCE UK DATES + CHARTJUNK SINGLE

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 13/05/14

Image: Wig Out announcement

Following the release of Wig Out At Jagbags at the beginning of 2014, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are set to return to the UK in August and will also release ‘Chartjunk’, taken from the acclaimed album.

The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) and Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame) in a studio in rural Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’.

In the words of Stephen Malkmus, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen Malkums imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, SIc Alps, UVA in the late 80's, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townsend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010's ... ‘

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will be performing ‘Houston Hades’ from Wig Out At Jagbags on David Letterman on May 19th

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

 

'Wig Out At Jagbags' is available on digital (WIG327D), CD (WIGCD327) and LP (WIGLP327) formats. Order HERE.

 

EUGENE MCGUINNESS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, CHROMA

Eugene McGuinness | 12/05/14

Image: EUGENE ANNOUNCE 2

Eugene McGuinness has announced details of the release of his new album, Chroma, on Monday July 7th 2014 on DominoNew single Godiva will be released on the same day.  Watch the Thirty Two (Blur – ‘No Distance Left To Run’, LCD Soundsystem ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’) directed, guitar-face heavy video for Godiva right now.

 

The eleven-track album was recorded and produced by Dan Carey at his South London studio, and features arguably one of the best rhythm sections in the UK, Tom and Leo from the Invisible.

After the polish and pop of last album, The Invitation To The Voyage, Chroma treads a simpler, more spontaneous path (“I wanted to do a direct, stripped-back guitar album” explains McGuinness), perfectly showcasing his timeless song writing talent.

Chroma, his fourth album, follows his self-titled debut in 2008, Glue (2009) and The Invitation To The Voyage (2012) and will be available on CD (WIGCD324), heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP324) and digitally (WIG324).  The album can be pre-ordered via Dom Mart HERE, and Godiva can be pre-ordered HERE.

The track listing of the album is as follows:

 

1.   Godiva

2.   Amazing Grace

3.  I Drink Your Milkshake

4.   She Paints Houses

5.   Immortals

6.   The Crueler Kind

7.   Deception Of The Crush

8.   All In All

9.   Black Stang

10. Heart Of Chrome

11. Fairlight

 

FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE - KING CREOSOTE

King Creosote | 08/05/14

Image: King Creosote Announcement

Domino is proud to present the new album from King Creosote, From Scotland With Love, released on 21st July 2014. This is King Creosote’s first album since his Mercury-nominated collaborative record with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine.

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.

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.

Watch the clip for album track ‘Pauper’s Dough’

King Creosote will be performing the album live to a screening of the film at the Milton Court at The Barbican on 27th September 2014. Tickets are available HERE.

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, Steely Sea, Marie Celeste, Carry On Dancing, Hair of the Dawn, Return Ticket, 678, Bringing in the Bales

Pre-order through Dom Mart, HERE.

The standard tracklisting is as follows:

1 Something To Believe In

2 Cargill

3 Largs

4 Miserable Strangers

5 Leaf Piece

6 For One Night Only

7 Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123

8 One Floor Down

9 Crystal 8s

10 Pauper’s Dough

11. A Prairie Tale

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE, SNAP OUT OF IT, RELEASED ON 9TH JUNE 2014

Arctic Monkeys | 07/05/14

Image: AM Arabella

Snap Out Of It will be released as the next single from Arctic Monkeys on 9th June 2014. The track is taken from the band’s fifth No.1 album, AM which was released last September.

Currently on tour in New Zealand and Australia, Arctic Monkeys will return to the UK this month to perform their biggest ever shows in the capital - two sold out dates at London’s Finsbury Park on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of May.  The band are also performing at T In the Park in July 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:

Friday 23rd May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT (with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Saturday 24th May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT (with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

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

 

AUSTRA ANNOUNCE HABITAT EP; LISTEN TO TITLE TRACK

Austra | 06/05/14

Image: Austra Habitat cover

Austra is set to release a brand new four-track Habitat EP on June 17th. Listen to the title track 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." 

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella. In addition to a series of upcoming North American festivals the band have several UK and European shows over the summer, including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July.

Austra's last studio album Olympia was written and recorded in collaboration with members of Austra's touring band. The album takes influences from musical sources including South American wind ensembles, eastern folk music, 80s industrial and Chicago house. Olympia remains a pop record of deep layers and subtle gesture.

Pre-order the limited-edition hand-numbered Habitat 12" here from Austra’s online store or digitally from iTunes.  All pre-orders will receive a download of 'Habitat' instantly.

Habitat EP tracklisting:

1. Habitat

2. Doepfer

3. Bass Drum Dance

4. Hulluu

 

Live Dates:

05-24 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06-07 Toronto, ON - Field Trip Festival
06-21 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival
07-03 Arosa, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival Vilanova I
07-10 London, UK - Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival
07-19 Chiaverano, IT - A Night Like This Festival
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
09-05 Berlin, DE - Festival Berlin

 

JON HOPKINS "WE DISAPPEAR FEAT. LULU JAMES"; JULY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Jon Hopkins | 02/05/14

Image: Jon Hopkins We Disappear

Today, Jon Hopkins shares “We Disappear feat. Lulu James,” a collaborative reworking of the opening track from the Mercury-nominated Immunity. Listen to it below. The title track will be available backed with a remix by Moderat digitally and on 12” vinyl on June 30. The title track is available to purchase digitally now.

This is the second collaboration on an Immunity single, following up “Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring.” 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. Hopkins 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.

Since the release of Immunity, Jon Hopkins has taken his live show around all corners of the globe and played some of his biggest shows to date. This summer, Hopkins will return to North America for several headline shows and festival performances including Pitchfork Music Festival and Osheaga. All North American shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday May 2.  A full list of dates is below.

05-01 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05-02 Helsinki, FI - Kaiku
05-03 Brussels, BE - AB
05-09 Warsaw, PL - Free Form Festival
05-10 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
05-22 Berlin, DE - Electronic Beats
05-23 Köln, DE - Melt! Klub Weekender
05-24 Rome, IT - Spring Attitude Festival
05-31 Nagano, JP - Taico Festival
06-05 Paris, FR - Villette Sonique
06-07 London, UK - Field Day
06-08 Manchester, UK - Park Life
06-13 Barcelona, ES - Sónar
06-14 Lisbon, PT - Musicbox
06-21 Clonmellon, IE - Body & Soul
07-11-13 Saugerties, NY - The Hudson Project
07-13 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
07-17 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
07-19 Toronto, ON - Time Music Festival
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-22 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
07-23 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
07-24 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
07-26 Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
07-31 Miami, FL - Bardot
08-01-03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga
08-06 Oslo, NO - Øya Festival
08-09 Skipton, UK - Beacons Festival
08-29 Pula, HR - Dimensions Festival

 

'PALO ALTO' SDTRK FEATURES NEW SONG BY BLOOD ORANGE'S DEVONTE HYNES

Blood Orange | 25/04/14

Image: PALO ALTO SDTRK

Devonté Hynes – who released the highly acclaimed Cupid Deluxe just last year under the moniker Blood Orange – has scored the major motion picture Palo Alto, Gia Coppola’s adaptation of the book by the film’s star James Franco.  The film’s official soundtrack, which features a brand new song from Hynes – the first new track since the release of Cupid Deluxe, last year – will be physically released on Domino Records on CD/LP on June 3, 2014, and is available digitally today.  Entitled Palo Alto (Music From The Motion Picture), the soundtrack features Hynes, as well as songs by Coconut Records’ Jason Schwartzman, Rooney’s Robert Schwartzman, Mac Demarco, and more.

 
PRESS HERE to download the soundtrack now via iTunes, and PRESS HERE to pre-order a physical copy from the Domino Mart.

Tracklist
01. Devonté Hynes - Palo Alto  
02. Mac Demarco - Ode To Viceroy
03. Robert Schwartzman - Fútbol Americano
04. Blood Orange - Champagne Coast
05. Tonstartssbandht - 5FT7
06. Coconut Records - Is This Sound Okay?
07. Nat & Alex Wolff - Rock Star (Movie Version)
08. Francesco Pennino - Senza Mamma
09. Robert Schwartzman - Graveyard
10. Robert Schwartzman - So Bad
11. Devonté Hynes - April's Daydream
12. Robert Schwartzman - It’s You
13. Jack Kilmer - T.M.
14. Blood Orange - You’re Not Good Enough

Following the release of Cupid Deluxe, Dev Hynes has very quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters and producers in the industry right now. Hynes recently played to massive crowds for his very first Coachella performance, sold out must-see shows in NYC, LA and San Francisco, and recently performed as a special guest at this year’s Armory Week party for the MoMA.  Cupid Deluxe made countless year-end lists, including NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2014,” Rolling Stones’ “Top 100 Songs of 2014” and many more.   GQ recently called him “2014’s answer to Lou Reed,” while the New York Times gushed, “The work of Devonté Hynes radiates a thorough, passionate, forgetting-to-eat-or-sleep love for the last 30 years of pop.”

Hynes has also recently announced a rare performance in NYC on August 16th and Central Park Summerstage, following his festival set at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1st.

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW NEW TRACK, SNAKE JAW

White Lung | 23/04/14

Image: White Lung Snake Jaw

White Lung hit us with another ripper, ‘Snake Jaw’ which is included as the B-Side to their Drown With The Monster 7” which is out next Monday, April 28th on Domino.  US site Rookie had the lead with the track and spoke to Mish Way about the song’s themes:

“That song’s about body dysmorphia and its residuals. I feel like I there are two women battling in my head sometimes: my completely confident self who can tell anyone to fuck off at the flick of a finger, and this other woman who hates herself, her body, and her mind, not because she actually hates herself, but because she has been told by her culture to hate herself for not being MORE, BETTER, THINNER, PRETTIER. Being crippled by a hatred for your own body—why? How did that happen to our fucking culture?”

 

‘Snake Jaw’ is also featured on White Lung’s upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 16th via Domino.

Their third full length album, Deep Fantasy, proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears the hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)

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

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


Deep Fantasy will be available to pre-order. 1,000 limited edition (WIGLP335X) coke bottle clear vinyl with a 9"x24" folded screen-printed poster will be available, plus 50 randomly selected fans will receive a fanzine designed by the band. This will be available through Dom Mart and Indies.  Pre-order the album HERE.

New single ‘Drown With The Monster’ is available digitally (RUG548D) and will be available on limited edition 7" (RUIG548) through Dom Mart from April 28th. Pre-order via Dom Mart HERE and buy via iTunes HERE.

Watch the video for current single ‘Drown With The Monster’ HERE.

White Lung Live Dates:

MAY

10th: Coalition, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK – 9pm Stage Time (Tickets)

11th: Undertone, Cardiff, UK

13th: Molotow, Hamburg, Germany (Tickets)

14th: Magnet, Berlin, Germany (Tickets)

15th: Futrum, Prague, Czech Rep

16th: Arena at Dreiraum, Vienna, Austria (Tickets)

17th: Strom, Munich, Germany (Tickets)

18th: 1210, Stuttgart, Germany (Tickets)

20th: MTC, Cologne, Germany (Tickets)

21st: DB’s, Utrecht, Holland

22nd: 100 Club, London, UK (Tickets)

26th: Gold Sounds Fest, Leeds, UK (Tickets)

JUNE

25th: Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

26th: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

27th: Le Divan Orange, Montreal, QC

28th: The Garrison, Toronto, ON

 

JULY

25th: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan

 

WILD BEASTS RELEASE A SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH - REMIX PACKAGE ON 19TH MAY

Wild Beasts | 23/04/14

Image: Present Tense Announcement

Wild Beasts are to release a remix package for their forthcoming single, A Simple Beautiful Truth, featuring mixes from Lone, Djrum and East India Youth. This will be available from 19th May on 12” (pre-order HERE via Dom Mart) and digitally via iTunes (pre-order HERE).

A Simple Beautiful Truth – Remixes:

12” (RUG591T) & Digital (RUG591D)

1 – Original version

2 – Lone Remix

3 – Djrum Remix

4 - East India Youth Remix

Watch the video for A Simple Beautiful Truth which was filmed by Klaus Thymann, HERE.

Wild Beasts have just completed a UK and European tour in support of Present Tense, including a sold out, unforgettable show at London’s Brixton Academy, the band’s biggest London headline show to date. The band will return to the UK to perform at The Great Escape (9th May, headline show at The Dome), End Of The Road (headline show on Sunday 31st August) and Bestival, with further dates to be announced. Full live dates are below.

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

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

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

Fri 09 May 2014                UK                       Brighton                 Great Escape @ The Dome

Thu 29 May 2014              Switzerland           Dudingen                Bad Bonn Kilbi

Sat 31 May 2014               Portugal               Lisbon                    Rock in Rio

Fri 06 Jun 2014                 Greece                 Athens                   Plissken

Fri 13 Jun 2014                 Norway                 Bergen                   Bergenfest

Sun 15 Jun 2014               Denmark              Aarhus                   Northside

Sat 21 Jun 2014                Holland                Hilvarenbeek          Best Kept secret

Sat 28 Jun 2014                Ukraine                Kiev                      Park Live

Sun 29 Jun 2014               Russia                  Moscow                  Park Live

Fri 04 Jul 2014                  Poland                  Gdynia                  Open'er

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

Fri 11 July 2014                 USA                     Philadelphia, PA      Union Transfer

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

Mon 14 July 2014               USA                    Cambridge, MA       The Sinclair  

Tues 15 July 2014              USA                    Montreal, QC          Corona Theatre

Wed 16 July 2014              USA                     Toronto, ON          The Mod Club

Sat 19 July 2014                USA                     Chicago, IL           Pitchfork Music Festival

Fri 15 Aug 2014                  Belgium               Hasselt                Pukklepop

Sat 16 Aug 2014                Hungary               Budapest              Sziget

Sun 17 Aug 2014               Germany              Hamburg              Dockville

Sun 31 Aug 2014               UK                       Dorset                  End of the Road

Sat 06 Sep 2014 UK           UK                       Isle of Wight         Bestival

Tue 09 Sep 2014               Croatia                 Rovinj                   Unknown

 

OWEN PALLETT SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR "SONG FOR FIVE & SIX"

Owen Pallett | 22/04/14

Image: Owen press photo

OWEN PALLETT debuts a brand new video clip in advance of his upcoming album, In Conflict, for the single "Song For Five & Six".  Directed by Jeff Scheven, the video features the choreography of Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, as well as the impressive dancing of students of Canada’s National Ballet School. 

 

Owen Pallett will be touring this May in support of In Conflict (released on May 26th), with a show at Oval Space in London on 21st May. These live dates will feature the "power trio" line-up of drummer Robbie Gordon and multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith.  The new configuration has been appearing as part of a series of after-shows for Arcade Fire, with whom Pallett has been touring extensively around the world and with whom he shared his recent Academy Award nomination for their collaboration on the original score for Spike Jonze's Her.  Live dates are as follows:

09-05        Montreal, PQ            La Sala Rossa (with Doldrums)

10-05        Toronto, ON             Danforth Music Hall  (with Doldrums)

13-05        Brooklyn, NY           Glasslands (with Doldrums)

14-05        New York, NY         Bowery Ballroom (with Doldrums)

15-05        Philadelphia, PA       Johnny Brenda’s (with Doldrums)

17-05        Boston, MA               Brighton Music Hall (with Doldrums)

21-05           London, UK             Oval Space (with Sean Nicholas Savage and Fairhorns)

23-05        Paris, FR                    La Maroquinerie (with Hauschka and Fairhorns)

25-05        Berlin, DE                 Volksbühne (with Xiu Xiu)

27-05        Lisbon, PT                 Lux (with Sean Nicholas Savage)

In other collaborative news, this week saw the announcement of the new joint effort by Pallett and Dan Snaith (Caribou) under his "Daphni" moniker.  You can listen to the "Julia"/"Tiberius" 12" single HERE.

In Conflict will be available on May 26th on CD (WIGCD304), digitally (WIG304D), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart. You may pre-order the album HERE. “The Riverbed” and "Song For Five & Six" are available now for early download for all pre-orders on Dom Mart as well as on iTunes.

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS ANNOUNCE AUGUST 2014 UK DATES

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 16/04/14

Image: Wig Out announcement

Following the release of their new album 'Wig Out At Jagbags' and UK dates earlier this year, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks return to the UK and Germany in late summer to play the following shows:

Mon 25 August         Brighton                  Old Market

Wed 27 August        Newcastle                 Riverside

Thurs 28 August       Nottingham              The Rescue Rooms

Sat 30 August          Liverpool                  Kazamier

Wed 3 September    Bielefeld, Germany    Forum

Enjoy the video for their album track ‘Cinnamon and Lesbians’ 

In the words of Stephen Malkmus, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ was inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Sparr and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen Malkums imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, SIc Alps, UVA in the late 80's, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townsend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010's ... ‘

 

REAL ESTATE DEBUT NEW VIDEO ON 'FUNNY OR DIE'; ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

Real Estate | 15/04/14

Image: crime video shot

Real Estate are debuting their brand new video for their forthcoming single, "Crime", exclusively on the comedic website Funny Or Die today.  Directed by Tom Scharpling, the video stars actor Andy Daly (Eastbound & Down, currently starring on Review from Comedy Central), who just so happens to hail from the very same hometown as the band: Ridgewood, New Jersey.  How's that for kismet?

Watch the video for "Crime" HERE.

 
This completes the comedic pas de deux for the group as the band made their national television debut with an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman on the CBS Network last week.  You can view their performance of lead single "Talking Backwards" right HERE.

Atlas has been one of the most acclaimed albums of 2014, earning a Pitchfork Best New Music, spotlights in Rolling Stone, NPR, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly and much more. The New York Times Magazine calls Atlas “the first important record of 2014.”
 
Having just successfully completed their first leg of touring in support of Atlas with a run of sold-out concerts, the band have announced a new string of live dates, including summer festival appearances at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, The Woodsist Festival in Big Sur, California and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee along with their biggest headlining shows to date at The Fillmore in San Francisco and Terminal 5 back "home" in New York.

2014 Tour Dates:
05-23 - Manchester, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-24 - Bristol, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-25 - Nottingham, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-26 - Glasgow, UK - The Classic Grand
05-27 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's
05-29 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
05/30-31 - Neustrelitz, Germany - Immergut Festival
06-02 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
06/12-15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
07-20 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07/24-27 - Denver, CO - The UMS
08-01 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
08-02 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
08-03 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
08-05 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival
08/08-10 - Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
8/14-17 - Wales, UK - Green Man Festival
09-27 - Frederick, MD - Flying Dog Brewery
10-02 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-29 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire

You can purchase Atlas via all good record stores, iTunes and the Domino MART.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide any purchasing links for Jared Frenkel's Blood Lords novels, in spite of great effort to do so.

"Crime"
Written & Directed by Tom Scharpling - http://www.productioncompanyproductions.com/
Produced & Edited by Rob Hatch-Miller & Puloma Basu
Starring: Andy Daly, Nick Kroll, Stephanie Twyford Baldwin, Chiz Schultz, John Trowbridge, Ikeem Allen, Richie Rodriguez, Aedn Bowater, Charlie Hankin, Joy Song, Mackenzie Luzzi & Michael Lisk
Director Of Photography: Mike Rossetti
Gaffer: Danny April
Steadicam: Jamie Northrup
1st ACs: Cole Koehler & Rebecca Rajadnya
2nd AC: Samantha Panger
Grips: Ethan June & Brian Yankou
Art Director: Simone Duff
Prop Master: Max Wixom
Hair & Makeup: Kristy Strate, Jess Coppa & Lilia Martinez
Wardrobe: Meghan Campbell
Colorist: Ben Murray, The Room
Motion Graphics: Joe Posner
Re-Recording Mixer: Dan Dzula
Key PA: James Kenny
Production Assistants: Barry Marino & Aaron Smith
Thanks: Allison Cohn, Nate Dern, No. 7 Restaurant, Tyler Kord, 5050 Skatepark, Ed Pollio, Angelica Popolano, Mick Management, Harrison Woliner, Kathi Scharer & Sean Marquand

 

DOMINO SEEKS BUSINESS AFFAIRS ASSISTANT

Various Artists | 14/04/14

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Domino Recording Co.is recruiting for an assistant to work within the Business Affairs Department across the record label and publishing company. This is a full-time, one year Business Administration apprenticeship within the London office. The apprenticeship is run in partnership with DiVA, an independent training provider for creative media professionals.

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

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of short form agreements for compilation releases
  • Negotiating broadcasts and sync licenses
  • Coordinating signing and finalisation of agreements
  • Updating licensing spreadsheets and arranging delivery of masters to external labels
  • General contracts administration and coordination.
  • Maintaining Business Affairs filing system
  • Managing priorities and task lists
  • Simple contract drafting and amendment
  • Liaison with other departments and artist management in relation to clearances
  • Drafting and issuing letters

Skills required:

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

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

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

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

 
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