NEW MUSIC: THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION 'GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS' (UK ONLY)

24/08/15

Since their formation in Wellington in 1997, The Phoenix Foundation has been subject to a raft of success including five critically acclaimed albums and countless nominations and awards. The latest offering, Give Up Your Dreams, is their most contemporary venture and explores a more rhythmically driven and cosmic soundscape.

Co-frontman Samuel Scott explains - “Give Up Your Dreams could sound like a defeat but it represents something quite defiant, joyous and celebratory…It’s a mantra... Read more?

MCCARTHY 'I AM A WALLET' - LEGENDARY 1987 DEBUT LP REISSUE ON OPTIC NERVE

McCarthy | 17/08/15

By the time McCarthy appeared on the NME’s C86 cassette they had already been playing together for a couple of years and released two excellent singles. Their debut “In Purgatory” and the indie masterpiece “Red Sleeping Beauty” (both included on this release). The following year McCarthy released the brilliant “Frans Hals” before unleashing their debut album “I Am A Wallet”
Now recognised as an indiepop masterpiece it has gone on to achieve cult... Read more?

ROBERT WYATT

Robert Wyatt is one of my favourite singers, writers, makers of wonderful music. It is with pleasure that I can introduce you to this, his latest album, and first for Domino. I first discovered Robert Wyatt's music when borrowing, and then stealing, Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard from a library. Then came a second-hand purchase of the "Shipbuilding" 7", which I played repeatedly, not even thinking to flip it over. A few years later, it was my near-20 years late discovery of the mid-'80s compilation and Old Rottenhat that really fixed my glue to Wyatt's music. I was obsessed (and... Read »