Solide Mirage is the fourth studio album from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains. Alongside the announcement, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains have shared the album’s first single, ‘Grand Dereglement’, plus a video directed by Jack Barraclough and Frànçois himself. The video is a collaboration between Frànçois and Palestinian Dabké dancer Mohamed Okal, who fled with his family from the conflicts in Gaza, where he used to work as an ambulance driver.
Watch the video above.
The album was recorded in Jet Studios in Brussels and produced by Ash Workman, who also worked on Piano Ombre and who has worked with Metronomy and Christine & The Queens, with strings performed by Owen Pallett.
Fashion VJs! Live cinema! Grime! …and glamour! This programme of live multi-sensory visual projections curated by London College of Fashion, UAL and Domino Publishing will re-create the spontaneity and immediacy of the fashion world through fashion film, interactive audio-visual performance and intoxicating beats, performed with a custom AV system designed by Dimitrios Coumados.
Also, artists Harriet Fleuriot and Sarah Cockings will showcase their project Plasma Vista in a remixed state with live sound from Luke Fraser and performance from Miss Cairo, and interactive sculptures from Laurence Symonds, showcasing its episodic art, design products, furnishings and clothing as a dysfunctional experimental piece of moving image.
And WBW Awards photographer of the year 2016, Olivia Rose, will present her photographic work for This Is Grime, the definitive book on Britain’s most provocative music genre (written by Hattie Collins) as live projections, accompanied by a suitable DJ soundtrack including artistes such as The Range, Oscar #worldpeace and Ragz Originale. For fashion adventures in a sonic landscape, sashay this way.
It’s been eight years since Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs (founding member of Pavement and Preston School of Industry), released any new music. He knows that. The years just have a habit of slipping away sometimes.
Doris and The Daggers – to be released on through Domino - and shares the first track from it, the album opener ‘Dance (Cry Wolf)’. Its Roxy Music meets Wire slink and stompable groove is a “positive, dance-away-the-pain thing” says Scott whilst the video features Jason Lytle from Grandaddy.
'Pothole In The Sky' is Lisa O’Neill's third album, following a witty and charming debut 'Lisa O’Neill Has An Abum'(2009), and an altogether more cohesive follow-up 'Same Cloth or Not' (2013) that marked her a serious artist, a contender, a voice, a forked tongue.
The album was produced by David Odlum in Black Box Studios in France. Lisa was recently featured as The Guardian's new talent to watch out for in 2017.
Watch the video for the title track 'Pothole In The Sky' above.
Lisa will also be on tour in the UK & Europe supporting The Divine Comedy > PLAY (LIVE DATES)
Domino will release the 40th anniversary of the release of Buzzcocks’ groundbreaking ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP with its reissue and ‘Time’s Up’, the 1976 demos recorded with founder & singer Howard Devoto and originally released as a bootleg.
Featuring the original line-up of Howard Devoto (vocals & songwriter), Pete Shelley (guitar & songwriter), Steve Diggle (bass guitar) and John Maher (drums), ‘Time’s Up’ was recorded at Revolution Studios, Bramhall Lane Stockport on the 18th of October 1976. The session, recording Buzzcocks’ live set at the time, cost £45 and was engineered by Andy MacPherson.
In December of the same year, the band recorded the four track ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP with a minimum of fuss in ‘downtime’ at Indigo Studios, with Martin Hannett (then going under the pseudonym of Martin Zero) producing. The band inexplicably took it upon themselves to release the EP themselves, somehow finding the monies necessary to press up 1000 copied on 7” vinyl, on their own New Hormones label. The EP sold for £1 a copy. Within days of the initial release, with typical punk chaos and sweet disregard for any cohesive business strategy, Howard Devoto revealed that he was quitting the band. The ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP quickly sold out its initial 1000 pressing, went on to sell 16,000 copies over the next six months and is now recognised as one of, if not the, most important records of the punk explosion – the first self-released record of its time, with the band responsible for everything, from sleeve design to distribution.
Watch ‘Breakdown’, filmed at Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall shows in 1976 - watch ABOVE.
2016 saw the release of Night Moves’ sophomore album, Pennied Days, and today they have followed it up with the digital-only companion EP Carl Sagan consisting of the album’s opening track - a standout from Pennied Days - and four tracks available digitally for the first time.
Listen to it in full and watch the Brook Linder-directed (Grimes, Preoccupations, The Lemon Twigs) video for Carl Sagan via the link below.
Dirty Projectors have shared their new video for their new track 'Little Bubble' - which explores the metaphor of Earth itself as a fragile bubble of life in a cold, dead universe. Building on the visual language of Dirty Projectors’ 2012 short film Hi Custodian, it was directed by Longstreth and longtime collaborator Adam Newport-Berra.
After the first single ‘Keep Your Name,’ here is ‘Little Bubble’ — the second song from the hotly anticipated, possibly forthcoming but yet-unannounced next Dirty Projectors work.
Following an eventful 2016, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Georgia has returned to kick-off the New Year with a new track and video, ‘Feel It’.
Written with the intention to inspire a new generation of musicians to get up and play, Georgia says of ‘Feel It’: “My goal was simple; to make a music video that makes every five-year-old girl in the world break her Barbie's legs and use them as drumsticks.”
Fresh from a European tour with The Kills plus sharing a bill with Florence & The Machine and Kendrick Lamar at the Barclaycard BST Hyde Park Festival, Georgia has announced that she will be heading out on tour with The Flaming Lips across Europe this January,including her biggest UK show to date at London’s O2 Brixton Academy.
Rising duo Makola have their roots in Finland and Ghana but their sound, an irrepressible explosion of hip-hop and afrobeat, could only ever have been forged in London. Their latest track, ‘All My People’, compares the frosty reception Ghanaian immigrants received in the ’50s to the more inclusive attitude that largely reigns in the capital today, and does so to an infectious beat bolstered by some exuberant samples. Look out for a debut album from Makola next year.
Makola have already won huge support from the likes of Radio 1’s DJ Target, Mistajam, Phil Taggart and Beats 1 DJ Julie Adenuga who hailed their debut single ‘This is London’ as one of her ‘’tracks of the summer’’, adding it to her ‘Big 3’, as well as it being on Apple Music UK’s ‘A-list tracks of the week’. Makola are continuing to prove they are a force to be reckoned with.
Watch the video for the single 'Black Man Statues' above.
Ty Segall has announced a new self-titled album. Ty Segall marks the prolific artist’s ninth studio record (his debut record from 2008 was also called Ty Segall) and it’s out via Drag City. Segall has also shared the album’s lead single; listen to “Orange Color Queen” below. He’s planned a slew of tour dates for 2017 behind the new album.
Segall’s last album, Emotional Mugger, arrived in 2016.
2016 has been a landmark year for Dev Hynes – aka Blood Orange – who released one of the years best albums, Freetown Sound – al record that has made its way onto many year-end Best Of 2016 lists including Pitchfork, Complex, TIME, Fader, Esquire, CRACK, The Guardian, among others.
A standout from the record, “Better Than Me”, now has a video. The video was directed by Dev Hynes, features Carly Rae Jepsen (who also sings on the track), and was choreographed by Juri Onuki.
Domino is proud to launch Documents, an irregular new series of live studio recordings designed to capture the ever-evolving arrangements of our artists and their bands in high fidelity. Taking its inspiration from classic BBC sessions, each Documents release will be recorded in no more than a day or two at a world class studio in London. Or at least that’s the plan.
The first official Documents release is In The Same Room by Julia Holter, although Domino count Villagers’ 'Where Have You Been All My Life?' as the honorary inaugural Document in all but name.
In The Same Room is named after a song from Holter’s 2012 album Ekstasis, andthis new career-spanning collection is the fruit of two days recording by Julia and her tremendous band (Corey Fogel – drums/vocals; Dina Maccabee - viola/vocals and Devin Hoff - stand-up bass) at RAK Studios in the days after their main stage performance at Green Man Festival in Wales.
Listen to ‘So Lillies’ ABOVE a re-working of the track from her debut album Tragedy (2011)that highlights Julia’s constant progression and the breadth of her capabilities.
In which our hero, Raf Rundell (DJ by night, acoustic guitar picker by sunset, sometime music biz impresario and fulltime member of the 2 Bears) emerges bleary-eyed from a studio high in a garret clutching the first fruits of a solo recording session. A session that saw the studio's saloon door banging as queens, kings, crazies, painted ladies, ravers, rockers and ragamuffins partied night after night, each of them adding inspiration and perspiration to Rundell's embryonic recordings to help the man realise his distinctive musical vision. Recordings that were discovered by the revitalised 1965 Records (visionary home of modern psych, electro-roll and North London-deep south boogie), the label who chased down Rundell and begged to be the sole outlet for his sonic art. Bending to their iron will, Raf eventually surrendered the mastertapes which is where our story really begins. These are the Adventures of Selfie Boy. This is the Right Time.
Fat White Family have singed to Domino Records. The band's next material, following on from this year's Songs For Our Mothers album, will be released via the label and Domino say they are currently working on new music.
"Anyone with a nose for genuine rock & roll already knows that Fat White Family are plainly the most exciting, influential and talked about band to come out of this country in the last few years," says Domino's Laurence Bell. "We are delighted, if slightly nervous, at the prospect of taking them to the next level."
Listen to the single 'Whitest Boy On The Beach' from 'Songs From Our Mothers' below.
The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced the release of Damage and Joy – their first album since 1998’s Munki. Recorded with legendary producer Youth, the 14-track LP is out via ADA/Warner Music and features contributions from former Lush bassist Phil King and the band’s touring drummer Brian Young.
Listen to the first track off the album ‘Amputation’ below.
London’s Little Cub have shared a video for their latest track, ‘My Nature’. Directed by Bear Damen, whose previous work includes Fatima Yamaha’s ‘Love Invaders’ clip, the new video finds its protagonist in a total state of trance to the song, as if possessed by someone performing it through them.
With the new Cate Le Bon album not long gone, here's four candles not placed on the original Crab Day cake for you to hear as the titular holiday comes round once again.
Cate writes: "Rock Pool" is the killed darlings from the Crab Day sessions brought back to life on a classic 2-2 formation. Written under the same banner of the impossibly absurd and emerging to unimaginable bedlam." Produced by Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, and featuring musicians H. Hawkline, Stephen Black and Stella Mozgawa, "Rock Pool" spins and swirls the waters with carnival pop, synth, drone and dance, all beamed along the pan-electric ray of Cate's immutable blank stare. Short-and-sweet-play fun of a highly ambiguous nature.
On their fifth album titled 'A Fair Field' (released on Static Caravan), The Memory Band return once more to the ghost-lit back-roads of British traditional music where digital machinery and acoustic musicians congregate to make old music from the future.
The album documents much of their recent live work, some of which was featured in Children of the Stones, a live performance commissioned in 2015 by Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival in conjunction with the British Library Sound Archive. There are several uses of spoken word elements taken from field recordings including the voices of Vashti Vincent recorded by folklorist Peter Kennedy, Albert Hupton as recorded by writer George Ewart Evans and poet Basil Bunting reading from his epic poem ‘Briggflatts’ as can be heard above on The Mason and the Lark.
Our current climate leaves many feeling apathetic but despair can act as a compass – the less you can ignore, the more you have to act.
Having previously shared the video for first single ‘Utopia‘, Austra are pleased to reveal the video for new track ‘Future Politics’, taken from the forthcoming album of the same name which is released January 20th on Domino.
Of the video, Austra’s Katie Stelmanis and the director Allie Avital say: "Future Politics is the breaking down of paradigms. In this video, we wanted to explore what a world might look like if our values were transformed: instead of glorifying labour, maybe we could learn to glorify the act of doing absolutely nothing."
The Last Shadow Puppets have shared the video for their cover of Bristolian post-punk band Glaxo Babies’ ‘This Is Your Life’, taken from the ‘The Dream Synopsis’ EP which is out now.
Watch the video, directed by Focus Creeps above.
‘The Dream Synopsis’ EP was recorded live in one day at Future-Past Studios, Hudson NY and features new versions of album favourites ‘Aviation’ and ‘The Dream Synopsis’ alongside a selection of cover versions, first heard live during The Last Shadow Puppets’ summer touring.
Bulgarian-born, Berlin-based singer/producer DENA released her new EP Trust in September 2016. Along with sharing details of the EP, she has also shared the singles 'Lights Camera Action' as well as the single 'Freaking Out' which you can watch the video to above.
In the video, DENA's venting about an ex to a group of stone-faced love addicts is juxtaposed by vulnerable moments of coping with the break. She defaces said ex's car, holds her head underwater, and wanders sullenly through her hometown of Berlin. It's a great pairing for pop that wears its heart on its sleeve without sounding toothless.
On the eve of Low’s UK & Ireland tour - on which they’re set to play tracks from their seminal 1999 EP Christmas - the Duluth trio present a reflective and inspiring new recording, closing out our current year and looking ahead to the next.
”Some Hearts (at Christmas Time)” finds Mimi Parker’s lead vocal soaring above Alan Sparhawk’s own artfully processed vocal and plaintive guitar motif.
The song comes with a short personal note from the band: “To friends who have moved away and friends who have passed on this year. To one and all, especially those who are alone, we wish you a Merry Christmas and new hope for the new year. May we all find ways to lift each other.
Key member of the widely-beloved Hot Chip, one half of the 2 Bears, songwriter, producer, DJ, remixer and co-founder of the influential Greco-Roman label; Joe Goddard’s influence has been keenly felt in clubs and headphones all over the world for over a decade.
Now Goddard steps in to the limelight as a solo artist with brand new track ‘Lose Your Love’. Being released on Greco-Roman, this left field slice of pop, positions this seminal UK artist firmly in the club and sounds a call of things to come. Directed by Fred Rowson(Years & Years, Zak Abel), the video delves deep into the world of the Colour Spectrum Cult, its Guru and loyal followers.
Esteemed producer Stuart Cullen returns with ‘Libero’, the 7th album under his Pilote moniker. Following on from 2013’s well received LP ‘The Slowdown’, this time Mr Cullen breaks out his songwriting skills to add to the mix of traditional folk stylings and more contemporary electronic production, and drafts in a range of vocalists to bring the record to life.
Over nine tracks, the album blends lilting waltzes and driving blues to startling effect. The hypnotic album opener ‘Clover’ leads into the ‘blues-rave’ of ‘Boxkart’ featuring the unmistakable voice of American bluesman Charlie Parr. Re-worked from an old instrumental, ’The Ballad of Titus Bramble’ then tells a surreal, existential tale of love in a time of woe. The trad bluegrass tune ‘Train On The Island’ is re-imagined as a beautiful waltz, with Tom Holder, roped in from Bristol scallywags ‘The Railway Sleepers’, providing lead vocals. Jo Nye then adds some sass on ‘The 45’, a paean to the 7” single. The mercurial Clemency Jones then takes over vocal duties on the infectious ‘Hog Farm Blues’, an Orwellian omen of a mistake that may already have been made....." Beck Lanehart then lends her beautiful voice to ‘Zetterling’s Ghost’ before ‘Libero’ comes to an end with the slow burning, all waltzing ‘Shoes On My Feet’.
Cherry Glazerr have announced their new album 'Apocalipstick' out January 20 via Secretly Canadian. The band have also shared the music video for their song “Nurse Ratched,” which you can check out above. (Warning: the video is pretty graphic.)
Following the release of their debut album, Practice, The Clang Group are happy to share the video for their latest track, ‘Had A Nice Night’, featuring Madness’ Suggs. The band release the video in anticipation of their biggest show to date, supporting Madness at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday 10th December.
Following the release of his debut album 'The End of Comedy', out now via Weird World, and a string of shows around his hometown of Los Angeles, Drugdealer, aka Michael Collins, returns with a video for the album’s title track. Directed, edited, and filmed by Andrew Storrs, and shot in and around Collins’ home and studio in Los Angeles, the video features cameos from Mac DeMarco and Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood, who also contributes vocals to the song.
The Moonlandingz will release debut album 'Interplanetary Class Classics' via Transgressive. The loose-knit London collective have gradually evolved into one of the most mind-expanding live experiences around, a thrilling fusion of power drill punk and brown acid psych.
Sean Lennon was recruited to shape their debut album, with The Moonlandingz decamping to New York state to lay down some feral psych-out grooves. Guests include Randy Jones the Cowboy from The Village People, Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, drummer Ross Orton, bassist Mairead O’Connor, The Human League's Phil Oakey, and Yoko Ono who contributes to no-holds-barred finale 'This Cities Undone'.
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