Earlier this year, Cavern of Anti-Matter — a Berlin-based trio composed of Stereolab’s Tim Gane, Joe Dilworth (Th’ Faith Healers/Stereolab), and Holger Zapf — released Void Beats / Invocation Trex.
Now, they’ve announced a new EP. It’s called I’m The Unknown, and it’s out via Duophonic. The latest release is a new video for the title track; created by Sally Sibbet, it features a fast-moving series of abstract images.
How To Dress Well – a.k.a. Tom Krell – has released a third track from his forthcoming album Care – the super sexy, uber-sensual “Can’t You Tell,” produced by Dre Skull, available to hear ABOVE.
The song premiered with KCRW earlier today, and was performed as part of a KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic session, which will air in full on KCRW on Tuesday, October 4th. A live video of “Can’t You Tell”, from the aforementioned session shot at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, is available to view HERE.
Little Cub are Dominic Gore, Duncan Tootill and Ady Acolatse. The band's burgeoning reputation as one of the city’s finest new exponents of electronic pop has seen them sell out a four-night headline residency at Peckham’s Copeland Estate off the back of the release of their debut ‘Breathing Space’ EP.
‘Loveless’ was produced by Little Cub's Duncan Tootill - who's production work has seen him work with the likes of George Fitzgerald, Lil Silva and more.
Watch the video for ‘Loveless’, directed by visual artists Dexter Lander and Nick Pomeroy, ABOVE. The single comes out on 11th November, 2016.
The band’s debut tracks, ‘Breathing Space’ – leading the tracks on its accompanying EP - and ‘Intent’, are available for free download now via their website LITTLE CUB and streaming now on Spotify and Apple Music.
Canadian punk band White Lung have released a new video for track ‘Sister.’ It was directed by Justin Gradin, who also directed White Lung’s ‘Hungry’ video and features a man’s attempt at finding love with two strangers. The track comes from Paradise, the fourth album from White Lung, which was released in May of this year.
The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) released their fifth full-length album Ash & Ice earlier this summer. Today, the band shares their video for ‘Impossible Tracks,’ which was directed by Ellis Bahl.
Cherry Glazerr - set to appear at next month’s Mirrors Festival in London - have shared a video for new song ‘I Told You I’d Be With The Guys’.
The video - directed by Riley Blakeway - comes with the band’s announcement they’ve signed to indie label Secretly Canadian.
Of the track, frontwoman Clementine Creevy explains “Sexism is so ingrained in me, I can often feel that men are the only ones who can help me socially, economically. The most important thing in my life is that I’ve realised I need to work for solidarity. That song’s both hopeful and dismal!”
Baltimore-based Lower Dens return after 2015’s Escape from Evil, with brand new single ‘Real Thing’. The song, written by Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter and fellow musicians Arthur Bates and Ariel Rechtshaid, was produced by Jana Hunter and mixed by Henrik Iivari with additional production from Rechtshaid.
The accompanying music video, which finds Hunter alone in the spotlight, is directed by SSION’s Cody Critcheloe, who previously collaborated on Escape from Evil’s ‘To Die in L.A.’ music video.
London based trio The Wave Pictures - Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass) - return with their brand new album Bamboo Diner in The Rain due out on Moshi Moshi. Following on from last year’s Billy Childish collaboration Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon and their recent acoustic record A Season in Hull, Bamboo Diner in the Rain sees The Wave Pictures battling against the robot music apocalypse. The new album is a bluesy, boozy love letter to the guitar, filled with American Primitive instrumentals, John Lee Hooker chugs and Link Wray style minor-key surf music.
As songwriter and guitarist Dave Tattersall explains:
The Wave Pictures are strange: an indie rock band with absolutely no indie rock influences. For years, all we’ve listened to has been the classic blues and rock and roll of America in the 50s and 60s. And yet, we’re always disliked those retro acts who slavishly copy the look and the sound, the haircuts and the fonts of the past, but miss the unfettered spirit of the music they love. We have a style of our own already, the way your eyes have a colour. We don’t want to be a blues band. But the blues is there, at the invisible core of everything we do. We love it.
You see, these days the kids like their music to be made by machines, even when it pretends otherwise. The kids don’t seem to fear the machines (as I do, having been so profoundly affected at a young age by the first two Terminator movies) and so they happily switch on their computers and listen to robots singing. Well, one day those robots will rise up and kill us all. Listen instead, kids, to The Wave Pictures, the band that will someday soundtrack the resistance. We are the real thing, you know. The only reason the press haven’t noticed is that they are besotted with the machine music of robots, too. Ah, but no robot could swing the way Franic Rozycki swings his tugboat bass on a mighty blues-rock anthem such as “Now I Want To Hoover My Brain Clean” or “Panama Hat”, which will not sound right until it is heard crackling through a broken radio in a burned out basement after the robot apocalypse, a last little sign of human life on earth. The resistance starts here.
This is the most personal album I’ve made so far. In fact, that’s the whole idea of the band, to become more and more authentically ourselves on record. To grow inwards. Like everything on this dark and strange little album. It’s not robot music.
Shirley Collins – legendary folk singer and one of England’s most respected song collectors – has announced her return to recording after 38 years. The new album, Lodestar, will be released on Domino, and with it, Shirley has created the unlikeliest release of the century so far.
Lodestaris a collection of English, American and Cajun songs dating from the 16th Century to the 1950s, recorded at Shirley’s home in Lewes by Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown of Cyclobe and produced and musically directed by Ian Kearey.
The first track to be shared from Lodestar is ‘Cruel Lincoln’ (LISTEN ABOVE). Shirley explains the history of the song: “This is an ancient ballad, found only rarely in England. The theory is that Cruel Lincoln was a mason who was not paid for the work he did for ‘the Lord of the Manor’ and so extracted a terrible revenge”. It also features bird song recorded at the back of Shirley’s cottage.
Absent from the music scene for many years, her impact has not diminished, the likes of Graham Coxon, Jonny Greenwood, Stewart Lee and Angel Olsen laud her and a documentary The Ballad of Shirley Collins is currently in progress. Additionally, she was given the ‘Good Tradition’ award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2008, elected President of the English Folk Dance & Song Society in the same year and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Sussex University this year. Shirley released her first memoir, America Over the Water, in 2004 and is currently working on her second book.
Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has released a brand new track “Change Your Life (You Can Do It)”, out today on Domino.
Originally featured briefly in the “NewNow” episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air, who previously collaborated with Deacon on the “When I Was Done Dying” music video, this new track has become a part of Deacon’s live shows since the start of this year. The music video to accompany the euphoric and motivational new song, directed by Ben O’Brien, was filmed during his equally transformational and interactive live shows over the North American summer 2015 tour for Deacon’s latest studio album Gliss Riffer.
Having recently announced his debut album, Drugdealer aka LA artist Michael Collins is pleased to share another cut from the record ‘Easy To Forget’ featuring Ariel Pink.
Taken from The End of Comedy – out September 9th through Weird World, ‘Easy To Forget’ continues the journey into Collins’ whimsical world, one that is informed by Jean Baudrillard, social media perception, Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western vistas and his endless travels.
Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter Jinnwoo (aka Ben Webb) has released his long-awaited debut album ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light.’
The release follows Jinnwoo’s critically-acclaimed debut ‘Your Baby’ E.P. and a series of singles - the E.P.’s title track, ‘Solo Man’, ‘You Should Be Feeling This Elliott’ and ‘I Am, I Am, The World’s Oldest Man’ - all released in 2014, collectively garnering coverage across The Guardian Guide, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, 405, For Folk’s Sake – among many others –and accumulating in Jinnwoo being named one of The Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch 2015’.
2015 saw perfectionist Jinnwoo lay the finishing touches to ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light’, an album which has been years in the making and began with Jinnwoo hand-picking collaborators to work with, as he explains: “I wanted to make an album that was interesting to me so I included musicians that I appreciated and admired on the record.” As a totally unknown artist Jinnwoo found most of collaborators online - such as Malcolm Middleton and Alasdair Roberts - and emailed them demos with all of them agreeing immediately to work with this strange and exceptional new talent. Others were met on the live circuit such as Kyla La Grange, “she invited me to sing on her record (‘Cut Your Teeth’, 2014, Sony) so we swapped and did a vocal for each other”. A few were met through Jinnwoo’s work as a photographer, he shot the artwork for Kami Thompson’s (The Rails) solo album ‘Love Lies’ (2011, Warner Music UK) and they remained firm friends and collaborators.
London-based musician L.A. Salami has shared his music video for his single "I Wear This Because Life is War!"— watch above - acts as a time machine, transporting viewers back to the days of VHS tapes and shag haircuts. The video's static-saturated simplicity is reminiscent of an old home tape, and it reads as authentic, as though it's clipped from a music documentary.
The debut album 'Dancing With Bad Grammar' was released via Sunday Best on 26th August 2016.
Following on from last Friday’s release of his self-titled debut album, Motion Graphics, aka Joe Williams, is pleased to share the video for album standout ‘Houzzfunction’. The 360°, VR compatible video was directed by visual artist and animator CULTURESPORT, who also created the visuals for ‘Lense’ and ‘Anyware’, and the album art for Motion Graphics.
To watch this 360° VR video, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app for Android or iOS. Click and grab the screen to move around.
The freak-rock outfit Warmduscher, a project with members hailing from Fat White Family and Paranoid London, have released a video for single 'Lady Eggs' - you can check it out above.
It features an ice cream truck, a machine gun and a customised 1975 Lincoln Continental, dubbed the 'Trump Buster', naturally boasting bulls horns on its bonnet. The song itself is a sort of warm-up to a new album, entitled Whale City, which will be recorded soon with Dan Carey.
Australian metalcore masters The Amity Affliction release their new album, "This Could Be Heartbreak", via Roadrunner Records. The band — Joel Birch [vocals], Ahren Stringer [bass, vocals], Ryan Burt [drums] and Dan Brown [guitar].
The album wasRecorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne's Holes And Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds the band evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft. Both ambitious and grand, album standouts, "This Could Be Heartbreak" and "All Fucked Up" are equal parts heavy and hopeful, fueled by frontman Joel Birch's desperation which achieves extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and absolute power.
Soft Hair are Connan Mockasin and Sam Dust (LA PRIEST / Late of The Pier). Their eponymous debut album is due for release via Weird World.
The album’s recording took place over five years amongst the pair’s solo careers and outside lives. After the dispersion of Late of the Pier, whom Connan supported on tour in 2009 (the first time the two met), Sam travelled in the far east, Africa, Europe and elsewhere, spending time inventing his own instruments, producing and directing, and re-emerging as LA PRIEST in 2015 with debut solo album Inji.
Connan meanwhile released the albums Forever Dolphin Love and Caramel and toured the world extensively, working with artists such as James Blake, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Vince Staples.
The songs on this album were written and recorded in a wide array of locations using methods that neither Mockasin nor Dust had used previously, developed by the pair from the start of its creation. As a result, the record gives the listener a view into an exotic world with a blend of familiar, unfamiliar and unconventionally attractive sounds.
Watch the Soft Hair / Joseph Bird-directed video for first single, “Lying Has To Stop” above.
Speedy Ortiz frontperson Sadie Dupuis has a solo project called Sad13. Today, she’s announced its debut LP, Slugger, which she wrote, produced, and recorded this year in Philadelphia. Listen to lead single “Get a Yes” below.
The record was mixed by Gabe Wax and mastered by Emily Lazar, with “occasional” drums from Ava Luna’s Julian Fader. The album is released via Car Park Records.
Aaron Maine’s Porches follows the release of this year’s acclaimed Pool with the Water EP – a special opportunity to experience the music that formed the melodic skeleton of Pool in its raw state, alongside a pair of previously unreleased songs ‘Black Dress’ and ‘Black Budweiser T-Shirt’. Recorded solo in his adopted home of New York City, the Water EP strips Maine’s work down to its core, opening the curtain on his musical metamorphosis from previous releases Slow Dance In The Cosmos and those of his alias, Ronald Paris, into the Porches of today.
Coinciding with the release of Water, Porches has shared a video for previously unreleased song ‘Black Dress,’ one of the new tracks from the EP. Watch the video above.
One half of The 2 Bears, alongside Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, Raf Rundell's been a little quiet release-wise since the duo's The Night Is Young album (besides the occasional track). Still, he's back now and he's got a brand new project: Selfie Boy. He'll be releasing an album under the new alias called The Adventures Of Selfie Boy Part 1 (Dec. 9 via 1965 Records)
Listen to the lead single "Right Time" below which was written with Oli Bayston of Boxed In.
Fat White Family have unveiled new song ‘Breaking Into Aldi’.
It’s the band’s first new material since their second album ‘Songs For Our Mothers’ was released in January. The single was produced by Sean Lennon and the band’s Saoudi brothers, singer Lias and keyboardist Nathan Saoudi, with their regular producer Liam May.
Kate Tempest - artist, poet, playwright and novelist has announced a new album, and it’s due out later this year. The follow-up to her Mercury-nominated breakthrough ‘Everybody Down’ will be released through Fiction Records and is titled ’Let Them Eat Chaos’.
After the release of her Sunday Times Bestselling novel ‘The Bricks The Built The Houses’ earlier in the year, the forthcoming record sees Kate continue her creative relationship with prolific producer Dan Carey.
The first taste of the new LP comes in the form of an album trailer (see above), which features the track ‘Picture A Vacuum’ set against the album’s dystopian artwork courtesy of photomontage artist Peter Kennard.
'All that Matters' Directed by Tash Tung and Chris Turner
"I wrote this song as a bittersweet mantra for someone close to me and since then, it seems to have also become my own tune to lift me out of troubled moments. A constant reminder that no matter what life throws at you, to not forget about the ones who will always care, the ones who are standing waiting to welcome you back, the ones who will forever look after you and say simply, they love you. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters, caring and being cared for. Yet to love and not be loved is one of the saddest things of all."
"I've read 1 in 3 of us will die with dementia, and a third of us are connected to someone with dementia through family and friends", says Peel, discussing the album's central theme - memory. “850,000 people in the UK alone have it now and 2 in 3 people affected will be women. It’s quite remarkable really, and it’s getting worse”.
Produced by long-time collaborator Erland Cooper and was recoorded in their own analogue studio in Shoreditch and Attica Audio, Ireland.
Superimpose explores the making of The Range's new album Potential, which exclusively uses the voices of people who posted themselves on YouTube. The documentary sheds light on the unique and varied human stories of the people featured on the album, who were completely unknown to The Range when originally selected.
In addition to this an EP titled 'Superimpose (Music from the Documentary)' has also been released in conjuction with the documentary's release. Stream it HERE.
In the run up to the release of their new album Days Gone By (Never Enough Edition), NYC-based Canadian act Bob Moses have shared a new remix taken from the forthcoming LP by esteemed Dutch producer and DJ Joris Voorn and, in addition, have announced a new headline show at London’s Village Underground, taking place on August 26th.
Having rocketed to critical acclaim since releasing their debut studio album in 2015 with indie giants Domino (home to Hot Chip, George Fitzgerald and Jon Hopkins), the pair are now widely touted as NYC’s leading break out dance/rock act, as evidenced by a recent appearance on major US talk show, Ellen Degeneres and an invitation from legendary DJ, Pete Tong, to record their debut Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 back in March.
You can listen to the Joris Voorn remix of ‘Like It Or Not’ below.
After a 4 year break North Sea Radio Orchestra return with their fourth album 'Dronne'. All North Sea Radio Orchestra music is composed, recorded and lead by guitarist Craig Fortnam who during the last four years he has not been idle. As well as releasing Arch Garrison's 2014 CD, 'I Will Be A Pilgrim' (Craig as singer-songwriter, singing songs about old roads and chalk downland in a psych-folk haze), Craig also spent the first half of 2014 immersed in the music of Robert Wyatt, having been asked to direct and do all arrangements for a performance of Wyatt's music for the Nuits de Fourviere Festival in Lyon, with North Sea Radio Orchestra as house-band. 'I A Moon', North Sea Radio Orchestra's previous album was very much concerned with the tragic illness that befell Craig's good friend Tim Smith (that underrated genius from pop / prog / punk legends Cardiacs), so that album felt almost unbearably sad at points.
For this release Craig wanted there to be no 'meaning' or particular theme but of course life often intervenes in such plans; half way through making the record Craig suffered a close family bereavement, naturally having a huge impact on the outcome of this album 'Dronne' still contains all the elements that have made North Sea Radio Orchestra special to their fans and wholly unique in British music; the ability to produce beautiful music without being over-sweet, the combination of large-scale instrumentals ('Dinosaurus Rex Parts 1 and 2') with smaller pieces and songs, the beautiful voice of Sharron Fortnam, and the ability to marry seemingly disparate influences (Britten, Vaughan-Williams, Cardiacs, early Kraftwerk etc), all wrapped up in a very English/Northern European harmonic and melodic language.
On turning 60, legendary producer Clive Langer decided it was time to get a band together. Their first LP is 'Practice' will be released on Domino.
Previous to that moment, Clive’s CV read like a route map of the last four decades of the very best British music. As a member of legendary rock’n’roll misfits Deaf School, Langer had helped influence a generation of kids who’d go on to form bands as diverse as Madness and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Later on - with studio partner Alan Winstanley – he helped steer everything from One Step Beyond to Kilimanjaro; Too-Rye-Ay to Shipbuilding (a co-write with Elvis Costello) with stop offs for the Attractions, the Commotions, Morrissey, Roddy Frame and even the Dame himself (Bowie’s timeless classic Absolute Beginners). But something about that significant age set him on a different path.
Recorded at Iguana Studio in Brixton with musician mates and long time cohorts (including Suggs and Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay), Practice is jagged, melodious, ingenious, impulsive and exhilarating.
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