LOLA KIRKE 'HEART HEAD WEST' OUT 10TH AUGUST 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Lola Kirke 'Heart Head West'
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Lola Kirke shares the latest single from her forthcoming debut album 'Heart Head West' Out 10th August via Downtown Records. 'Supposed To' is accompanied by a self-directed video, watch above.

Lola Kirke on 'Supposed To': The song 'Supposed To' is really about the intense pressure I feel to be what other people think I should be and what I think I should be. How rebellious would you feel if you had spent your life just doing things that you felt that you were supposed to do? That society told you to do?"

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THE CORAL ‘MOVE THROUGH THE DAWN’ OUT 10TH AUGUST 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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The Coral announce their forthcoming album 'Move Through The Dawn' out 10th August 2018 via Ignition Records. Watch the video for lead single 'Sweet Release' above. 

INTRODUCTION TO... THE CORAL

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OH SEES 'SMOTE REVERSER' OUT 17TH AUGUST 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Oh Sees return with a new album titled Smote Reverser released on the 17th August 2018 via Castle Face. Listen to the lead single “Overthrown” above, and check out its cover artwork by illustrator Matt Stawicki. Smote Reverser follows up last November’s Orc (as Oh Sees) and last August’s Memory of a Cut Off Head (as OCS).

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ANDY JENKINS 'SWEET BUNCH' OUT 15TH JUNE 2018

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Andy Jenkins shares the making of his latest album 'Sweet Bunch' out 15th June 2018 via Spacebomb. Watch the Departure Point Films directed film above.

Sweet Bunch springs into the world fully-formed, the work of a confident, timeless as well as contemporary singer-songwriter, offering beautiful and basic melodies with lyrics exploring the fluidity between the banal and the sublime. His work feels natural, complete within itself, untrained musically but adherent to its own forms and intricate in its own ways. Spring peepers line the path; the author feeds her peacocks strutting among vines and ruins; a photographer waits for the right light and color in frame. Each song presents a rich, new tableau of sound, glowing worlds to discover, rooted in an unnamed sense of place.

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LOW 'DOUBLE NEGATIVE' OUT 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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On September 14th, Low will release 'Double Negative', the most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album in their 25 year long career. As a prelude to the full-length album, Low presents a triptych video for the opening songs of the album. Watch “Quorum” “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” above. 

To make Double Negative, Low reenlisted B.J. Burton, the adventurous producer who in recent years has made records with Bon Iver, Lizzo, and Francis and the Lights. Returning once again to Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (where they recorded 2015’s Ones and Sixes) Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker, and bassist Steve Garrington knew they wanted to go further with Burton and his palette of sounds: they wanted to see what someone who is, as Sparhawk puts it, “a hip-hop guy” could truly do with their music. Rather than obsessively write and rehearse at home in Duluth, Minnesota, they would often head southeast to Eau Claire, arriving with sketches and ideas that they would work on for days with Burton. Band and producer became collaborative co-writers, building the pieces up and breaking them down until their purpose and force felt clear. The album cover for Double Negative was created by longtime collaborator, English artist, Peter Liversidge.

“Quorum” Directed & edited by Ben Chisholm, Filmed by Karlos Rene Ayala.

“Dancing and Blood” Directed, filmed & edited by Karlos Rene Ayala

“Fly” Directed by Mark Pellington Edited by Jen Kennedy

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WATCHING MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER 'CROSS MY HEART' (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Melody's Echo Chamber 'Cross My Heart'
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To celebrate the release of Bon Voyage, MEC aka Melody Prochet is pleased to share the video for ‘Cross My Heart’, the final instalment in a fairytale trilogy directed by Daniel Foothead. Watch above. 

Album opener ‘Cross My Heart’ is stylistically the most recognisable track on the new record, at least until an old skool hip hop breakdown midway through seems to bifurcate the old Melody from the new Melody. From then on in it’s an odyssey of aural iridescence where anything can happen and it usually does. Watch the previous videos for ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out’ and ‘Desert Horse’

Bon Voyage is a collaborative record between Prochet and Dungen’s Reine Fiske and The Amazing’s Fredrik Swahn with Melody sculpting and producing the sessions as well as encouraging the players around her to experiment, often with instruments that might be less familiar to them. It also features special guests Gustav Esjtes and Johan Holmegaard (both from Dungen) and Nicholas Allbrook (Pond). 

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VILLAGERS 'THE ART OF PRETENDING TO SWIM' OUT 21ST SEPTEMBER 2018 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Conor O’Brien announces the release of Villagers’ fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim, released by Domino on Friday 21st September. Watch the video for 'A Trick Of Light' above.                                            

Following the exquisitely sparse, intimate aura of 2015’s Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien’s new record reconnects with the multi-faceted approach of Villagers’ 2010 album debut Becoming A Jackal and 2013’s {Awayland} while adding a new-found soulfulness, rhythmic nous and dazzling panoply of sonic detail, both analogue and digital, creating feverish moods while writing effortlessly accessible tunes. Balanced with subtle aspects and lyrical themes that embrace existential fears and hopes in this desperate, technologically-centred dystopian age, The Art Of Pretending To Swim is the most brilliantly realised Villagers album to date. The album was written, produced, mixed and primarily performed by Conor O’Brien in his Dublin studio.

The video for ‘A Trick of the Light’, the first single from the album, was directed by Bob Gallagher. Conor says of the collaboration:

Myself and Bob got together and discussed the song thematically and came to the conclusion that there was no other option but to make a short film in which we follow a dishevelled shamanistic protagonist who mysteriously triggers an altered state of consciousness in everyone he meets, or at least believes that he does. We also wanted lots of dancing and to inspire a general feeling of "what the hell did I just watch?" in the viewer.

O’Brien has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards (the most recent being 2016’s Album Award for Darling Arithmetic), two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is also a previous winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. Additionally, Villagers’ music recently featured in the high profile HBO drama ‘Big Little Lies’, Conor has collaborated with the composer Nico Muhly (that track featuring in the forthcoming Paulo Sorrentino Berlusconi biopic ‘Loro 2’) and Villagers’ Spotify session of ‘Nothing Arrived’ has hit over 100 million streams.

IVOR NOVELLO AWARD (2016) and (2011) 

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ANNA CALVI 'HUNTER' OUT 31ST AUGUST 2018 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Anna Calvi announces her third album, 'Hunter', which will be released on 31st August 2018 via Domino. To mark the announcement she has shared the William Kennedy directed video for single 'Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy'. Watch above.

Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Grinderman) at Konk Studios in London with some further production in LA, the album was recorded with Anna's band - Mally Harpaz on various instruments and Alex Thomas on drums - with the addition of Adrian Utley from Portishead on keys and Martyn Casey from The Bad Seeds on bass. 

Hunter is the embodiment of the feeling of truly letting go. For the songwriter and virtuosic guitarist, it was a catharsis, an opportunity to be more truthful than ever. The first new music since 2014’s collaborative release with David Byrne, Strange Weather EP, her self-titled debut album and the 2013 follow-up One Breath, Hunter is a visceral album exploring sexuality and breaking the laws of gender conformity. A queer and a feminist record, it is galvanising in its hunt for freedom. It was important to Calvi that it was as vulnerable as it is strong; as beautiful as it is harsh; as much about the hunted as it is about the hunter. 

The first single, "Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy”. A battle cry with a rousing chorus, the song was partly written while thinking about how young children are when they’re conditioned to follow gender roles – in particular, the “heartbreaking” process through which small boys are taught not to cry or show emotions. Speaking about the track, Anna said the following: It’s a song about the defiance of happiness. It’s about being free to identify yourself in whichever way you please, without any restraints from society.”

MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATION             DEBUT ALBUM (2011)              ONE BREATH (2013)

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BOB MOSES 'HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS' OUT 30TH MAY 2018 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Bob Moses share new track, “Heaven Only Knows.” The song is the first new music from the band since their debut album, Days Gone By, featuring their worldwide hit “Tearing Me Up.” Listen above.

Bob Moses is the Vancouver-bred, Los Angeles-based duo of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. Born from the Brooklyn underground scene in 2012, the band’s early single releases on taste-making electronic label Scissor & Thread and captivating live performances led to signing with Domino and the release of Days Gone By. A standout performance on “Ellen,” a pair of nominations at both the Junos and the Grammys (and a Grammy win), and a top 15 US Alternative radio hit with "Tearing Me Up” soon followed.

Meshing guitar licks, dance-floor ambience and classic song writing, the duo created a sound that appeals equally to club goers and rock fans.

DAYS GONE BY (2015)

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SZUN WAVES (LUKE ABBOT) 'NEW HYMN TO FREEDOM' OUT 31ST AUGUST 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Watch the video from Szun Waves (Luke Abbott, Laurence Pike and Jack Wyllie) for the track 'Constellation' which is taken from their upcoming album 'New Hymn To Freedom'. 

The second album from Szun Waves sees the trio working in complete colloboration,  From Wyllie adding shimmering sustained sax notes to Abbott’s gorgeous ambient pieces, Szun Waves emerged when Pike was added to the mix, energising the sound but still keeping its levitational qualities. Their 2016 self-released debut album hit a natural groove – it was a “proof of concept” as Abbott says – and now they’re in a place of pure spontaneity: New Hymn To Freedom is a document of six entirely live improvisations – “no edits or overdubs” 

COMPOSER: LUKE ABBOTT 

MUSIC FOR A FLAT LANDSCAPE (2015)

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SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE 'SCREAMO' OUT 15TH JUNE 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Sean Nicholas Savage shares the latest track taken from his upcoming album 'Screamo' out 15th June 2018 via Arbutus Records. Watch the video for 'Abracadabra' above.

On Screamo, Savage explores teenage angst, naivity, drama and thrill. Nostalgic, like a summer film that makes you feel for a decade you never lived through and yet understand to your soul, Screamo is packed with wonder, hope and roller rink ballads. Across the spectrum of a saga of avant garde pop music, Savage is renowned for his bitter sweet ballads, naked and raw, a fruit of which Screamo almost exclusively bares, and at that their most nude, most humiliated, most adrift.

YUMMYCOMA (2018)

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Sorry today shared their new single ‘Showgirl’ out via Domino. The track and its accompanying video was unveiled as part of Sorry’s latest feature, with i-D Magazine. The video, shot by Johnny Goddard, splices footage of the band performing Showgirl’, which was produced by Frank Ocean and James Blake collaborator Sean Oakley, watch above.

The band have already aired ‘2 Down 2 Dance’ and Home Demo/ns Vol II - the second release from their visual mixtape series - in 2018. This year, the band also landed a spot in the ‘Dazed 100’ in April; Dazed magazine’s annual list of new and emerging young creative figures with the potential to influence culture this year and beyond.

Centred around Asha Lorenz & Louis O'Bryen, two 20 and 21-year-old childhood best friends, Sorry were signed by revered indie Domino after developing a reputation as the most visceral new band on London’s underground circuit. Joined by Lincoln Barrett (drums) and Campbell Baum (bass) the band have already won fans in Dazed (‘100’), The FADER (‘U.K. artists you need to listen to in 2018’), NME (‘The NME 100’), DIY (‘Class Of 2018’), Dork (‘New bands of 2018’), i-D, Loud And Quiet, Noisey, Another Man, The Line Of Best Fit, and more.

WISHED

2 DOWN 2 DANCE

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TUNNG 'SONGS YOU MAKE AT NIGHT' OUT 24TH AUGUST 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Tunng announce their upcoming album 'Songs You Make At Night' out 24th August 2018. The first cut from the album is 'ABOP' accompanied by an animated video by Kijek / Adamski, watch above. 

This record reunites founding members Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay (fresh from his LUMP side project with Laura Marling) and the rest of Tunng for the first time since 2007’s Good Arrows.

Since forming in 2003 and over the course of five albums, Tunng are a group that have explored the boundaries between acoustic and electronic music, becoming synonymous with the folktronica genre before moving into territory that managed to both evade that label and continue to redefine it. Songs You Make At Night finds a group of people reconnecting with a previous collective state to bring out something new and forward-looking.

Songs You Make At Night’s tone, theme, lyrics, mood and characters exist in a fluctuating state between night and day ("I got very much into the idea of a dark underwater world suffused with pockets of light and beauty and some of the songs grew out of that." says Sam Genders), the conscious and unconscious.

MIKE LINDSAY

LUMP / TUNNG

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Arctic Monkeys ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’
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Arctic Monkeys have launched their new single ‘Four Out Of Five’ from their album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.  The video for the song was directed by Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown, and was primarily shot on location at Castle Howard in the band’s home county of Yorkshire. Watch above.

TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO

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WATCH STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS 'SPARKLE HARD' SHORT FILM (DOMINO RECORDINGS)

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With the release of their new album, Sparkle Hard, heading our way on May 18th, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks have shared a documentary short film shot on-location in Portland, OR directed by Brook Linder. Watch above.

It’s an intimate and brilliant glimpse into the quotidian world of Stephen Malkmus – songwriting legend, tennis champ, horseback rider, band-leader, and all-around charming goofball.  “Since watching this doc,” says Stephen, “I’ve improved my tennis game immensely… I’ve shortened my follow through on the forehand and made progress on a buttery topspin backhand.”

 Director Brook Linder has shared his inspiration, explaining “I have long been a Malkmus fan, and for years have thought very hard about what I would make with him given the opportunity. He’s such a unique character and there’s obviously so much history involved - making anything at all seemed pretty formidable.  To me he is mysterious and nothing is obvious. The idea of making a typical visual to match the sound was out straight away.”  Brook, thinking back to when he first saw Malkmus play live, at Pitchfork Fest 2007, recalled “the set was mostly Malkmus and an acoustic guitar, and it was so raw and funny and vulnerable and felt rare and weird.  I wanted to capture that side of Malkmus somehow – to grab the mundane details of his life – and it turns out they’re as enigmatic as he is.”

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CORNELIA MURR 'LAKE TEAR OF THE CLOUDS' OUT 13TH JULY 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Los Angeles singer-songwriter Cornelia Murr announces her debut album 'Lake Tear of the Clouds' out July 13 via Autumn Tone. Murr also shared the album's first single "Man on My Mind" with a video directed by Charlotte Hornsby and Jesse Ruutila. Watch above.
 
Working with producer Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Murr conjures a hazy blend of folk and cosmic soul music, her voice floating over ghostly soundscapes that bring to mind the fantasias of Broadcast, Stereolab's most pastoral moments, and the spooky romance of Beach House. 
 
Recorded primarily at Palomino Sound, the record showcases Murr on vocals, Omnichord, mellotron, pocket piano, electric/acoustic guitars, whistles, and percussion. She's accompanied by contributions from James; piano and keys by Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket; Lola Kirke on vocals; Naomi Greene on vocals and electric harp. Bassist Shane McKillop and drummer Justin Flint, both of Amo Amo, comprise the rhythm section. 
 
Murr has long kept her songs close - shielding them from "roommates and lovers" - but Lake Tear of the Clouds represents her desire to no longer hide herself or her music away. Both intimate and psychedelic, the album explores womanhood and the personal revelations that accompany maturing into oneself. "I've spent so long/In a silent space scream/Now I've forgotten how it feels/To know someone's listening," Murr sings on "Billions." But Lake Tear of the Clouds presents Murr's voice as one well worth hearing.

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PROTOMARTYR 'CONSOLATION EP' OUT 15TH JUNE 2018 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Protomartyr announce Consolation E.P., which they recorded in part with friend Kelley Deal and will be released June 15th via Domino. Watch the Yoonha Park (‘Don't Go To Anacita’ director) directed video, above.

Two of the four songs feature Deal on vocals alongside singer Joe Casey, including ‘Wheel of Fortune’, the EP was recorded by Deal's R.Ring bandmate Mike Montgomery.

Joe Casey and Kelley Deal had this to say of the collaboration and EP:

“Early 2017 proved to be a productive time for the band. We were writing songs right up to recording Relatives In Descent and wanted to keep that momentum going right after. Making 2015's split single "A Half Of Seven" with R. Ring was one of our favorite recording experiences, so the decision to head down to Dayton, Kentucky and spend a weekend in May recording the four songs that became the Consolation E.P. was an easy one.” Joe Casey

“For Mike and I, working on this EP with Protomartyr was a re-kindling of the tender spark that was struck upon our first encounter with them years ago in Texas. They were graciously tolerant and receptive to my production ideas on the songs and the project quickly grew beyond our private orb. We have cello from Lori Goldston, viola from Jocelyn Hach and even bass clarinet from Evan Ziporyn, and I do some singing with Joe. There's a lot of trust involved when an artist places their songs in your hands, and we were very mindful of that while intentionally trying to take the songs in new directions. Candyland in Dayton, KY is home-base for R.Ring recording, and it's close enough that the Proto-men could make it down to lay the tracks down. This is the second project like this we've done with them, so we're ready to flip the tables and have them produce and record some of our songs!” Kelley Deal 

RELATIVES IN DESCENT

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