New Build recorded their new album 'Pour It On' at their own Lanark Studios in Shoreditch and Club Ralph in West London with Mark Ralph (Franz Ferdinand, Clean Bandit), the 10-track self-produced album follows their 2012 debut Yesterday Was Lived And Lost.
An unashamedly electronic collection, and featuring the vocals of Al Doyle (Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem) alongside Felix Martin (Hot Chip) and Tom Hopkins, Pour It On is a cohesive and assured record of rich, monolithic dance music. With shades of The Human League, textures reminiscent of Caribou or Dan Avery and vocal turns right out of Richard Thompson’s songbook, it explores the outer limits of the pop-song-structure.
An anthemic set of bold statements, Pour It On lyrically addresses very human concerns; broken lives, frustration, fear & confusion, whilst simultaneously celebrating the resistance of the human spirit.
'Pour It On' was released via Sunday Best Recordings on 17th October 2014.
Super Furry Animals return to active service this spring with a deluxe 15th anniversary reissue of their long out-of-print album Mwng and a series of hugely anticipated UK gigs – their first since 2009.
Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached Number 11 in the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales. You can listen to ‘Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon’ from the album below.
Super Furry Animals will play their first gigs since December 2009 in the week that Mwng is reissued. The band play:
1st/2nd Cardiff University Great Hall 5th Glasgow O2 Academy 6th Manchester Albert Hall 8th London O2 Academy Brixton
‘Fading Love’ is the debut album from British DJ and producer George FitzGerald. The album’s 10 songs were recorded and produced both in London and George's adopted home, Berlin.
Initially an artist who made his name DJ'ing the world's most prestigious club and festival stages, FitzGerald has also held a residency at Radio 1 for the past two years. With ‘Fading Love’, however, FitzGerald eschews the constraints of club-ready dance music and explores a variety of more tactile areas of electronic music, working with unexpected collaborators who fall outside of the expected DJ/producer community.
Full Circle, is a surprisingly mellow track. Immediately satisfying chords are familiar FitzGerald, but the production around them is more delicate than expected. In stark contrast to the sort of vocal snippets expected from much UK dance music, the soft vocals of Oli Bayston (frontman of Boxed In) feel much less of an afterthought.
13th March – UK: Stealth, Nottingham 14th March – UK: Chibuku, Liverpool 20th March – UK: Sankeys, Manchester 21st March – UK: Switch, Southampton 27th March – IRE: Button factory, Dublin 28th March – UK: The Forum, Aberdeen 2nd April – UK: Sub Club, Glasgow 4th April – Digital Festival, Amsterdam 5th April – SPAIN: Pacha, Barcelona 11th April – ITALY: Greentech Festival, Pisa
All We Arehas been remixed by a crew of talented peers – UK producer Lxury (Greco-Roman), Los Angeles-based dream rock band Warpaint, and Montreal electronic composer CFCF. Listen below to the 'Keep Me Alive' (Warpaint POJI Remix).
Mara Carlylepresents BBC Radio 3's Late Junction (February 24th, 2015) featuring a tribute to the music of the late Lhasa de Sela, including rarely heard archive recordings. Also, Duke Ellington and some of his small group sessions.
We are delighted to share the album teaser to the fifth record from Patrick Watson. The title track from the album is premiering with The Line of Best Fit HERE.
The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains,
“I started thinking about things in a very mechanical way. I found it interesting how we would use our senses to come up with an emotional reaction. As I get older you get to know yourself better and I realized that a lot of my emotional reactions were mechanical responses and that was hugely influential. I didn’t want to be a robot. But the reason why we are superior to computers is that we have emotions and I realized that emotions are mechanical so the only thing left between us and robots is curiosity and inspiration - and I don’t think you can program that into a computer. That’s definitely where I was at when I started writing the record.”
Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for The Walking Dead and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film Everything Will Be Fine, where he performed the songs ‘Cynical World’ (an original for the film) and ‘Lighthouse’. The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson composes, performs and records his albums with a full band that includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass).
Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy has revealed the full details behind her first new album in eight years, the follow-up to 2007’s Overpowered. Entitled Hairless Toys, due out via Play It Again Sam.
The nine-track effort is previewed with lead single/album opener “Gone Fishing”, a chipper, multilayered electro-folk ballad. In a statement, Murphy explained how the song and a number of other LP cuts were inspired by the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning.
Off-Peak, is a game created by Archie Pelago cellist Cosmo D. It sees the user stranded at a cathedral-like train station in the near future, searching for a ticket out of town. Explore the secret passageways, interact with strangers, dig for records, and get hypnotized by the soundtrack – a new batch of never-before-heard Archie Pelago tunes.
Lower Dens have released the video for ‘To Die in L.A.’ from their forthcoming album,Escape from Evil, released on March 30th 2015 on Ribbon Music.
The ‘To Die in L.A.’ video was directed by SSION’s Cody Critcheloe (Perfume Genius, Dum Dum Girls). It finds the self-obsessed female protagonist, the song’s “heartbreaker,” trying to navigate through clichéd LA culture in a series of hyper idealized sequences.
Rosie Lowe returns with her new single, ‘Who’s That Girl?’. Accompanied by a mesmeric video - the single gives another hint as to what we can expect from Lowe’s debut album, which will be released on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label later this year. In support of the single, Lowe has announced a very special London show at the intimate & beautiful St Pancras Old Church on April 15th.
Braids, the Montreal dream pop trio led by Raphaelle Standell, are set to release their new album Deep In The Iris on April 27th through Arbutus Records. The nine-track effort serves as the band’s third to date and follows 2013’s Flourish // Perish.
Taken from a new collaborative EP with the Fat White Family and Peake’s Eccentronic Research Council project, the new Moonlandingz video, featuring the Bafta–nominated Maxine Peake as a crazed stalker of a fictional band. Watch above.
Sweet Saturn Mine is the lead track taken from the Moonlandingz’ EP out on 16 March – a collaboration between the Fat Whites and Eccentronic Research Council. Written from the perspective of a fan of a small-time local band – the infatuation with the group tips into obsession, before plummeting dramatically into something far more sinister.
Steve Strange, the former lead singer of popular 80s band Visage, best known for their breakout single Fade to Grey, has passed away in Egypt on 12th March, 2015. He was 55 years old.
Born Steve Harrington, Strange co-founded the Blitz Club in London’s trendy Soho district, a venue that pioneered the New Romantic movement and gave several top U.K. acts of the 1980s — including Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Boy George’s Culture Club — a stepping stone on their way to global stardom.
Domino Publishing would like to express their deepest condolences to Steve's family.
Bob Moses, the duo comprised of Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie, release All In All, a collection of their previously released singles. The 11 songs on All In All encompass the duo’s output to date, combining their 2 previous EP releases on Scissor & Thread, and the recent A/B side on Domino, I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry/Grace.
The band have also shared the video for single ‘I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry’. Directed by Gene Doe.
The Groundhogs are a legendary British rock/blues band who were originally formed as The Dollar Bills in London in 1962 by brothers Pete and John Cruickshank. Tony McPhee joined the group later that same year. McPhee steered them towards the blues and renamed them after a John Lee Hooker song, "Groundhog's Blues".
John Cruickshank suggested they became John Lee's Groundhogs when they backed John Lee Hooker on his 1964 UK tour: they later supplemented Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and Champion Jack Dupree when they toured the UK. McPhee featured on Dupree's From New Orleans to Chicago alongside Eric Clapton.
The group's album releases Thank Christ For The Bomb (May 1970); Split (March 1971); and Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs (March 1972), recorded as a trio without Rye, all reached the Top 10 in the UK Albums Chart. Split reached number 5, spending 27 weeks in the UK Albums Chart and achieved gold record status, while a single release from the album, "Cherry Red", was featured on BBC Television's Top of the Pops programme on 22 April 1971.
They supported The Rolling Stones on their 1971 British tour at the request of Mick Jagger and released an album of their live set on the Stones tour, recorded at Leeds University and called Live at Leeds. All these albums and live shows were performed by the classic power trio of Cruickshank, McPhee and Pustelnik. 1974's album Solid saw a last return to the charts. The band reformed a few years later under a different line-up, but with McPhee firmly at the helm. Listen to Light My Light from the album Solid (1974) below.
Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Gliss Riffer, out February 23rd on Domino, Dan Deacon has shared ‘Learning to Relax.’ It follows the release of the Andrew Jeffrey directed video for Gliss Riffer opening track 'Feel The Lightning.'
Dan Deacon will be performing at the Boiler Room on February 17th, 2015. For more info click HERE.
Meatbodies’ Chad Ubovich began ripping through the rock scene in 2011 as guitarist for Mikal Cronin (also Domino Publishing) and, eventually, bassist in FUZZ. In between tours, he spent his time recording and playing shows around Los Angeles under the name Chad and the Meatbodies. In 2012, Ty Segall (also Domino Publishing) released some of Chad’s bedroom recordings via cassette tape on his GOD? Records imprint. The tape was well received and people began to see Chad was more than just a sideman to his heavy hitting comrades. In 2013, In The Red took notice of Chad’s crunching, grinding sound and added his band, now simply called Meatbodies to their roster.
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