WATCHING ART SCHOOL GIRLFRIEND 'DIVING' (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Art School Girlfriend 'Diving'
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Art School Girlfriend releases her latest single 'Diving' via Wolftone Records and has also shared equally dreamy visuals to accompany the release. Watch above.  

 “Diving is about desire and anxiety in equal measure,” explains Art School Girlfriend (AKA Polly Mackey). Written during a shift in Mackey’s personal life, the lyrics muse on the anticipation of new possibilities in her relationship. Grounded in quintessential Art School Girlfriend production elements - cavernous space, swathes of reverb and great rushes of air - Mackey’s vocal is centered in the ebb and flow. 

DISTANCE (BLANK)MOONMEASURES EP

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WATCHING ANTHONY REYNOLDS 'A PAINTER'S LIFE' (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Anthony Reynolds 'A Painter's Life'
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Anthony Reynolds releases the title track from his forthcoming album  ‘A Painter’s Life’ via Rocket Girl Records due to be released on August 2nd 2019. Watch the music video above.

A Painter’s Life’ is Anthony Reynolds' second Orchestral solo album. Featuring Robert Dean (Japan), Carl Bevan (60ft Dolls), Richard Glover, (Dub War), Fiona Brice, (Midlake, John Grant), Gary Le Strange, Kirk Lake and a cast of many others. 

Anthony Reynolds was born in South Wales in the early seventies. Between 1993 and 2004 he was founding member of the groups Jack and Jacques, releasing five albums. Since 2004 he has released various albums and also worked as a writer, publishing four biographies which have been translated into 14 languages and two volumes of poetry which haven’t been translated at all. He has collaborated with the likes of Momus, Dot Allison, Peter Walsh (Scott Walker), Colin Wilson and Vashti Bunyan.

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WATCHING (SANDY) ALEX G 'HOPE' (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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(Sandy) Alex G 'House Of Sugar'
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(Sandy) Alex G has shared a new track and accompanying video, “Hope”, from his forthcoming album, House of Sugar.

(Sandy) Alex G, a.k.a. the singer, songwriter, and musician Alex Giannascoli, began writing the songs that would ultimately become House of Sugar in the fall of 2017. Whereas with earlier efforts, such as 2011’s self-released Winner or the landmark 2014 release DSU, music was written and recorded at a prolific clip, with these new songs Giannascoli approached the recording process with a newfound deliberateness, concentrating on a smaller collection of songs and laboring over each with more focus and acuity than ever before.

 Giannascoli worked closely with Jacob Portrait, who mixed both Rocket and 2015’s Beach Music, and helped to balance each of House of Sugar’s dense, multi-faceted tracks. As the product of extended focus and planning, House of Sugar emerges as Giannascoli’s most meticulous, cohesive album yet: a statement of artistic purpose, showing off his ear for both persistent earworms and shifting textures, and the out-there sonic adventurism that’s made previous (Sandy) Alex G records so singular.

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NEW SINGLE NERIJA 'LAST STRAW' OUT 10TH JULY 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Nerija 'Blume'
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As they edge closer to the release of their debut album, Blume, on 2nd August, Nérija are extremely happy to share the new track, “Last Straw”. 

The new track is one of the more dancefloor ready moments on Blume, capturing some of the best aspects Nérija’s live sets whilst adding some indefinable studio magic, perfectly exemplifying the collaborative nature of the band.

Nérija are the septet of contemporary jazz luminaries, Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Rooted in friendship, Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deep understanding of mood, temperament and expression, a solid show of trust that extends beyond the usual bonds between musicians.

Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.

BLUMENERIJA SELF-TITLED EP

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WATCHING LOWER DENS 'I DRIVE' OUT 9TH JULY 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Lower Dens 'Young Republicans'
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Four years since their critically acclaimed album, Escape From Evil, Lower Dens recently announced their newest creation - The Competition - which will be released on Ribbon Music on September 6th.  Today, Lower Dens are happy to share the video for the second single from the album, directed by Jason Nocito, featuring choreography by Veleda Roehl and dancers Stephannie Henriquez & Steven Jeltsch. “I Drive” follows on the heels - in both sequence and theme - of the album’s lead single Young Republicans, about a certain sect of society's elite. On “I Drive,” Jana Hunter sings inquisitively “We had streets. But now there’s just police.  I drive at night.

On “I Drive”, Hunter says, “Like a lot of queer and trans people, I've learned that real family is made, and it isn't necessarily blood. Even my blood relatives, we work for that familial connection and trust. This song is about leaving behind obligations to people who don't love or care about you, being with and about people who do. It's a feeling so strong it's driving me. That's the driving I'm doing."

THE COMPETITIONESCAPE FROM EVIL | LOWER DENS

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VILLAGERS 'SUMMER'S SONG' OUT 9TH JULY 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Villagers are pleased to share a brand new single, “Summer’s Song”. Featuring a chorus of six flugelhorns, “Summer’s Song” was written and produced by Conor O’Brien and mixed by the legendary Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, MGMT). Watch the video above.

In Conor’s words: “Summer's Song is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I'm glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams. Boy it's fun to play live. I can't quite believe we managed to get the magical touch of Dave Fridmann in on the mix”. The video - animated by Joe May and illustrated by Patricio Bauzá - is equally drenched with memories of summers past and anticipation of those to come.

Fresh from supporting Mumford & Sons on their recent UK arena tour, Villagers will be playing shows throughout the summer including a sold-out gig at Dublin’s glorious Iveagh Gardens (his biggest ever headline - 4000 cap).  A European tour including Paradiso, Amsterdam and the Rolling Stone Weekenders in Germany have also been announced for November.

Villagers released their acclaimed fourth album The Art Of Pretending To Swim last year and O’Brien has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards, two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is a previous winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.

Additionally, Villagers’ music has featured in both seasons of HBO drama ‘Big Little Lies’ – reaching the Top 60 Shazam charts in the UK and US last month - and their Spotify session of “Nothing Arrived” has hit over 130 million streams.

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DOMINO PUBLISHING AT GLASTONBURY 2019

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This year, writers from across the Domino Publishing and recordings roster had a successful weekend performing at Glastonbury.

GEORGIA

Kicking off the weekend, Georgia played The Park stage with her one-woman show debuting new tracks and playing her most recent hits 'Started Out' and 'About Work The Dancefloor'. Watch her full performance here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07d9pjs/glastonbury-georgia-live-at-glastonbury

JON HOPKINS

Jon Hopkins' euphoric, electronica spectacle to the West Holts stage, complete with lasers and all-new mind blowing visuals featuring tracks from his latest album 'Singularity'. Watch back here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07d60x1/glastonbury-jon-hopkins-live-at-glastonbury 

FONTAINES D.C.

Dublin rock band, Fontaines D.C. tore up the John Peel stage off the back of their successful debut album 'Dogrel' featuring fan favourites 'Big' 'Too Real' and 'Boys in the Better Land'. Watch back here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07d66qb/glastonbury-fontaines-dc-live-at-glastonbury

KATE TEMPEST

British spoken word and hip-hop artist, Kate Tempest took to the Park stage transfixing the crowd with her political poetry from albums such as the Mercury nominated 'Let Them Eat Chaos' and her latest LP 'The Book Of Traps and Lessons'.Watch here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07dj022/glastonbury-kate-tempest-live-at-glastonbury

HOT CHIP

The full legendary Hot Chip line-up came together to play a live show on the Park stage, a set full of classics alongside new songs from their latest album released on Domino - 'A Bathful of Ecstasy'. Watch here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07dhzn6/glastonbury-hot-chip-live-at-glastonbury

FAT WHITE FAMILY

On the last day - south London's extraordinary, multi-instrumental rock collective, Fat White Family closed Domino's reign at Glastonbury 2019 by performing songs from their latest album 'Serf's Up!'. Watch back here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07djv34/glastonbury-fat-white-family-live-at-glastonbury

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WATCHING HOT CHIP 'SPELL' OUT 24TH JUNE 2019 (DOMINO RECORDINGS)

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Hot Chip 'A Bath Full of Ecstasy'
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Hot Chip recently released A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, their brilliant seventh album and the group’s definitive release, crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms. Ahead of their show at Glastonbury, the band have shared a video for album track “Spell”, Watch above.

Directed by Simon Owens, the video for “Spell” takes the lyrics “Like a spell you are under | And now I feel your curse / It’s all that I wanted / A memory in reverse / Forever I’m haunted” and twists them into a weird and warped bedroom that wouldn’t be out of place in an Evil Dead film.

Having originally started life as a track for Katy Perry (Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard contributed to her 2017 album Witness), “Spell” showcases some of the more experimental vocal production found on A Bath Full of Ecstasy. Taylor’s vocals are manipulated to be playful and free, without obfuscating the words; harking to Prince’s gender-bending infectious lust.

A BATH FULL OF ECSTASY LPDANCING IN THE DARK EP | 'STARTED RIGHT' REMIXES | 'WHY MAKE SENSE?'

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BILL RYDER-JONES 'YAWNY YAWN' OUT 26TH JULY 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Bill Ryder-Jones 'Yawny Yawn'
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At the end of 2018, Bill Ryder-Jones released the critically acclaimed Yawn – his beautiful fourth album. He has now reimagined the songs from Yawn, this time with only vocals and piano, opening an even more intimate window onto his world. Taking inspiration from The Beach Boys, Bill has titled this alternative version of the record Yawny Yawn and it will be released on July 26th. The first track to recieve a reimagining is 'Don't Be Scared, I Love you' which can be watched above.

In his own inimitable style, Bill Ryder-Jones says: “I can't remember why I thought it was a good idea to make a piano version of Yawn, I presume at some point I felt that the original had too much pep. Was actually quite fun to make although I've since developed a dislike for the way my hands look”. 

Similarly to Yawn, the album artwork for Yawny Yawn features a family photo. Bill adds: “Much like the artwork for Yawn, this photo just looked like it should be an album cover. Whereas Yawn featured my brother, our babysitter and myself in the background, the artwork for Yawny Yawn shows me at my aunt's house aged 3 and playing my keyboard.” 

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning 15 years, a rarity in a world that so often looks to the new.  From his musical interpretation of Italo Calvino’s ‘If On A Winters Night A Traveller' (If… in 2011), 2013’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, West Kirby County Primary (2015) and last year’s Yawn, Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes. 

YAWNWEST KIRBY COUNTY (2015)

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BLACK MIDI 'SCHLAGENHEIM' OUT 21ST JUNE 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Black Midi 'Schlagenheim'
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Black Midi announce their debut album 'Schlagenheim' out 21st June 2019 via Rough Trade Records. This release follows a string of single releases 'Talking Heads' and' Crows Perch', a sold out US tour and being named 'the “best band in London” nobody knows a thing about?' [NME]. Watch the video for Crow's Perch above. 

The album is scratchy, intense and discordant with roaring riffs, locked in rhythm section and a truly unique vocal make black midi stand head and shoulders above all in 2019. black midi - Georgie Greep (vocals / guitar), Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin (vocals / guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals / bass), and Morgan Simpson (drums) - have a dynamic energy, playing as a musical unit that’s constantly in a state of flux and development. They bonded over shared musical enthusiasms, or "liking messed up things" as Kwasniewski-Kelvin puts it, including an appreciation for rapper Danny Brown, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Miles Davis and Talking Heads.

Schlagenheim was recorded with Speedy Wunderground producer Dan Carey, who the band praises for his quick, unfussy approach. black midi laid down eight of the record’s nine tracks in just five days. The process was one of refining and rebuilding tracks around the initial structures. Five hour jams would sometimes yield a riff that then became a few bars of a song.  

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BUZZCOCKS ‘A DIFFERENT KIND OF TENSION’ & ‘SINGLES GOING STEADY’ REISSUES OUT 14TH JUNE 2019 (DOMINO RECORDINGS)

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Buzzcocks ‘A Different Kind Of Tension’ & ‘Singles Going Steady’
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Today sees the release of A Different Kind Of Tension and Singles Going Steady, the latest pair of albums in the continuing Buzzcocks reissue campaign on Domino. And to mark the releases, Domino have shared the band’s 1978 Top Of The Pops performance of their biggest hit, Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) and the video to What Do I Get?. Watch above.

Additionally, ‘What Do I Get? : 40 years of Buzzcocks and the art of Malcolm Garrett’, a very special exhibition celebrating the Garrett’s distinctive artwork for the band, takes place at the Noho Showroom, 67 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PT tomorrow, Saturday June 15th, between 10am – 6pm.

It features Malcolm’s original artwork designs for Buzzcocks throughout their tenure together, as well as a pop-up shop where fans can buy special copies of the 40th anniversary re-issues and the original ‘Product’ carrier bag, plus a very limited number of exclusive screen-prints of the original Malcolm Garrett ‘What Do I Get?’ poster.  Finally, having previously announced a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 21st 2019, the band, featuring Steve Diggle and the current members, recently confirmed they would continue and play the show by way of a celebration of Shelley’s life and musical genius following his untimely death in December 2018.

Supported by Skids and Penetration, additionally a host of special guests will be joining Buzzcocks on stage, including Paul Morley, who will be MC for the evening, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Captain Sensible and Dave Vanian (The Damned), Peter Perrett (Only Ones), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Richard Jobson (Skids) and Pauline Murray (Penetration), as well as ‘classic’ Buzzcocks members John Maher and Steve Garvey.

SPIRAL SCRATCH EP AND TIME'S UP

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KATE TEMPEST 'THE BOOK OF TRAPS AND LESSONS' OUT 14TH JUNE 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Kate Tempest 'The Book of Traps and Lessons'
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Followers of the Big Issue may have noticed Kate Tempest  lead the cover with her Rick Rubin interview introducing this, her third studio album, 'The Book of Traps and Lessons'. It follows Tempest’s previous releases, 2014’s Everybody Down and 2017’s Let Them Eat Chaos, both of which were shortlisted for Mercury Prize in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Last year, Kate Tempest was nominated at The Brit Awards for Best Female Solo Performer.
 
Since her emergence in 2011, Kate Tempest has redefined what it means to be a wordsmith in the Modern Age. In 2013, Tempest won the Ted Hughes Award for her work Brand New Ancients. She was named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society, a once-a-decade accolade. Her albums Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos received nominations for the Mercury Music Prize. Last year, she received a nomination for Best Female Solo Performer at the 2018 Brit Awards. 

After performing a passage of her popular 75-minute narrative poem, Brand New Ancients, on Charlie Rose. Legendary producer and American Recordings Founder Rick Rubin caught the show, tracked down her phone number, and made a call.  The album was crafted with Rick Rubin and Dan Carey over the course of the past five years and is an intense 45 minute set of tracks that comprise a narrative thread. 

LET THEM EAT CHAOS | KATE TEMPEST - EUROPE IS LOST

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NERIJA 'BLUME' OUT 2ND AUGUST 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Nerija 'Riverfest'
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Nérija announce their debut album, Blume, due for release on 2nd August 2019 on Domino. With the announcement of Blume comes the first track from the record, “Riverfest” - written by the whole band, could perhaps be the entry point for anyone new to Nérija. With blistering playing from the band, it’s a track that exudes feeling, capturing the best aspects of their live sets while adding some indefinable studio magic. Listen to the track above. 

Nérija are the septet of contemporary jazz luminaries, Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Rooted in friendship, Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deep understanding of mood, temperament and expression, a solid show of trust that extends beyond the usual bonds between musicians.

Recorded in the boat-shaped confines of London’s legendary Soup Studios and produced by Kwes, the overarching goal with Blume was to simply capture the rawness, warmth, joy and the spirit of their relationship and performance. One of the recording aims was to channel the feel of Teo Macero and Stanley Tonkel’s records with Miles Davis during his Columbia years, thinking “forward” as they did but for this band, capturing the controlled chaos and frame it with a timeless elegance.

Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.

NERIJA SELF-TITLED EP

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ELENI MANDELL 'WAKE UP AGAIN' OUT 7TH JUNE 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Eleni Mandell 'Wake Up Again'
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Inspired by teaching songwriting in two southern California area women’s prisons, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell will release Wake Up Again June 7, on Yep Roc Records. Watch the Inara George directed video for 'Circumstance' above. 

 “Circumstance was inspired by two different women. Neither accepted responsibility for what lead to their incarceration. One said, “it just happened.” The other woman claimed that it was all her boyfriend’s fault. The word ‘circumstance’ comes from ‘around’ and ‘stand’, which I thought applied so well to life in prison, which requires a lot of standing around.”

For nearly two years, through Jail Guitar Doors, the organization founded by MC5’s Wayne Kramer and Billy Bragg, and the William James AssociationMandell “loved working with the inmates, hearing their stories and seeing them light up when they heard their words come to life in a song.” 

Produced by Sheldon Gomberg at his Silver Lake studio, the album features 11 original compositions with Mandell on vocals and acoustic guitar, Milo Jones (guitar), Ryan Feves (bass), and Kevin Fitzgerald (drums).

LET'S FLY A KITE | YEP ROC

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WATCHING CATE LE BON 'HOME TO YOU' (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Cate Le Bon 'Reward'
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Cate Le Bon has shared the latest video from her album 'Reward' released on 24th May via Mexican Summer. Watch above. 

The video for “Home To You” was made in Košice, Slovakia in collaboration with residents of Lunik IX neighbourhood. It was directed by visual artist and filmmaker Phil Collins, who had previously worked in the city in 2013, and is co-produced with Kino Úsmev. Kino Úsmev's new educational initiative is aimed at establishing connections between young people from Lunik IX and other parts of the city through filmmaking workshops, practical production and public presentation of resulting works.

Reward (2019): 'It was on a mountainside in Cumbria that the first whispers of Cate Le Bon’s fifth studio album poked their buds above the earth. “There’s a strange romanticism to going a little bit crazy and playing the piano to yourself and singing into the night,” she says, recounting the year living solitarily in the Lake District which gave way to Reward. By day, ever the polymath, Le Bon painstakingly learnt to make solid wood tables, stools and chairs from scratch; by night she looked to a second-hand Meers — the first piano she had ever owned —for company, “windows closed to absolutely everyone”, and accidentally poured her heart out. The result is an album every bit as stylistically varied, surrealistically-inclined and tactile as those in the enduring outsider’s back catalogue, but one that is also intensely introspective and profound; her most personal to date.'

CATE LE BON 'WONDERFUL' VIDEO | CATE LE BON - CRAB DAY

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LOWER DENS 'THE COMPETITION' OUT 6TH SEPTEMBER 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Lower Dens 'Young Republicans'
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Four years since their critically acclaimed album, Escape From Evil, Lower Dens are proud to announce their newest creation -- The Competition -- which will be released via Ribbon Music on September 6th. The album’s first song “Young Republicans,” can be watched above.

The Competition is a pop album with a concept both emotionally and politically urgent. By design, competition is the driving force of modern capitalism, and the title is lead singer and songwriter Jana Hunter’s (pronouns: they/them, him/his) term for a socio-psychological phenomenon this generates, a kind of psychosis that accelerates our insecurities and anxieties to the point of total overload, corroding our intimacies, our communities, and our senses of self.

The new album speaks, in various ways, to the necessity of what Hunter describes as “socially de-conditioning ourselves and learning how to be people.”  Ranging in scope from the very personal to the political, each song is linked by a theme that expresses the connection of one to the other.  The lyrics are steeped in humor and visceral, sometimes grotesque imagery: “I stood there stupefied by your pretty face/And spitting blood onto your shirt and your pretty face/I said I might love you,” Hunter sings in “Buster Keaton.” In “Empire Sundown” — about overthrowing the plutocrats — they sing, “Look them in the eyes when they push you/Off the raft and make them watch you drown.”

Musically, Hunter’s tastes have always been expansive (they cite serpentwithfeet, Hand Habits, Travis Scott, Faten Kanaan, and Elon Battle, aka :3LON — who appears on feature “I Drive,” as well as three other songs on the album — as some current favourites).  These and other musical tomes inspired them to try layering recorded sounds, performances, midi and synth instruments in walls of sound. The result is a pop album that unifies theme and feel, and swallows you up: The songs are dense with guitars, drums, bass, and synth, but also accordion, French horn, trumpet, bassoon, and flute. 

ESCAPE FROM EVIL | LOWER DENS

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GIRL BAND 'THE TALKIES' OUT 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Girl Band 'The Talkies
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Girl Band are happy to announce their new album “The Talkies” releasing through Rough Trade Records on September 27th, 2019. This is the follow up to their debut album “Holding Hands with Jamie” that came out four years ago. Watch the Bob Gallagher directed video for Shoulderblades above.

“The Talkies” was recorded in November 2018 at Ballintubbert House, a stately home on the outskirts of Dublin “a few pay grades above what we’re used to”. The alien construction of Ballintubbert and its corridors help to navigate Girl Bands cataclysmic sound within a world of its own.

Bandmember Alan Duggan underlines this thought: “In many ways the idea behind the album was to make an audio representation of the house” -Daniel continues - “We recorded all the drums twice: once on the landing and once in the cellar, and during production we could actually cut in between both these sounds.” The first track to be released from the album is Shoulderblades. Sonically, the landscape vacillates from a dissonant, distant horizon to a threatening “shh!” in your ear. The dark vocal line groove loops back on itself, building an unsettling momentum, caught up by the chugging snare with the ascending / descending snakes and ladders noise rock guitar that is so distinctively Girl Band.

GIRL BAND 'THE EARLY YEARS' EP | NEW SIGNING - GIRL BAND | HOLDING HANDS WITH JAMIE 

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TY SEGALL 'FIRST TASTE' OUT 2ND AUGUST 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Ty Segall 'First Taste'
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Ty Segall has announced his new album, ‘First Taste’. The full-length which follows on from 2018's ‘Freedom's Goblin’, Segall’s White Fence collaboration Joy, and this year’s live album Deforming Lobes. It is out on the 2nd August 2019 via Drag City.

Watch the Joshua Erkman video for ‘Taste’ where 'All members of The Freedom Band were murdered during the making of this video' above. 

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(SANDY) ALEX G 'HOUSE OF SUGAR' OUT 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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(Sandy) Alex G 'House Of Sugar'
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(Sandy) Alex G, a.k.a. the singer, songwriter, and musician Alex Giannascoli, today announces news of a forthcoming album. Titled House of Sugar, the album is the Philadelphian’s ninth overall and third for Domino, and is due for release September 13th, 2019.

The album announcement is accompanied by a new song “Gretel”, which comes with a video shot by Zev Magasis

Giannascoli began writing the songs that would ultimately become House of Sugar in the fall of 2017. Whereas with earlier efforts, such as 2011’s self-released Winner or the landmark 2014 release DSU, music was written and recorded at a prolific clip, with these new songs Giannascoli approached the recording process with a newfound deliberateness, concentrating on a smaller collection of songs and laboring over each with more focus and acuity than ever before.

Giannascoli worked closely with Jacob Portrait, who mixed both Rocket and 2015’s Beach Music, and helped to balance each of House of Sugar’s dense, multi-faceted tracks. As the product of extended focus and planning, House of Sugar emerges as Giannascoli’s most meticulous, cohesive album yet: a statement of artistic purpose, showing off his ear for both persistent earworms and shifting textures, and the out-there sonic adventurism that’s made previous (Sandy) Alex G records so singular.

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WATCHING FRANCOIS ATLAS 'PARFUM EXOTIQUE' OUT 9TH MAY (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Francois Atlas 'Parfum Exotique'
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Francois Atlas (from Francois and The Atlas Mountains) is a new solo project inspired by Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The artist has paired music to eight texts grouped in an album entitled Flowers of evil, in reference to the work of the one who is called the cursed poet. The album is surrounded by artists of his generation like Fishbach, Barbara Caroloti, Juliette Armanet or Voyou to accompany the journey into the heart of one of the most beautiful works, but also one of the most controversial, of French literature. Watch the video for Parfum Exotique above. 

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NEW SIGNING: THE SPECIALS 'ENCORE' OUT 1ST FEBRUARY 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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The Specials 'Encore'
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Re-emerging with their first new material since 1998’s Guilty ‘til Proven Innocent and the first album to feature frontman Terry Hall since the release of the classic 1981, ‘Ghost Town’. Legendary band The Specials have released the album 'Encore'. Encore features ‘Vote For Me’ and the recent single ’10 Commandments’, which includes an appearance by activist Saffiyah Khan. Watch 'Vote For Me' video above.

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DOMINO AT THE GREAT ESCAPE 2019

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The Great Escape 2019
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Over fifteen Domino Publishing acts are performing as part of this years lineup at The Great Escape in Brighton. If you're making you're way down to this year's three day festival be sure to catch some of our writers performing by checking all of the times and venues listed below. Watch the performing writers' latest videos above in our curated youtube playlist. You can also listen to the Domino At The Great Escape Spotify Playlist here.

Anna Calvi

May 11 - The Old Market, 10:15pm

Black Midi

May 11 - Komedia Studio Bar 2:30pm

May 11 - The Deep End - Beach Site 9:15pm

Fat White Family

May 11 - The Deep End - Beach Site 10:15pm

Georgia  

May 10 - The Deep End - Beach Site 8:15pm

Hand Habits

May 9 - One Church 10:30pm 

Lisa O'Neill

May 9 - Prince Albert 12:00pm 

May 10 - One Church 10:30pm

Plastic Mermaids

May 10 - Jubilee Square 9:30pm 

Pregoblin

May 9 - Komedia 9:30pm

Priests

May 11 - Horatios 10:15pm 

Rosie Lowe

May 10 - The Dive Bar - Beach Site 1:20pm 

Alex Lahey 

May 9 - Komedia (Downstairs) 12:15pm 

May 10 - The Walrus 10:15pm 

May 11 - The Beach 5:20pm 

Kingswood 

May 10 - One Church 9:30pm 

May 11 - The Dive Bar 3:40pm 

Tia Gostelow 

May 10 - Komedia Studio Bar 9:15pm

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BEDOUINE 'BIRD SONGS OF A KILLJOY' OUT 21ST JUNE 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Bedouine 'Bird Songs Of A Killjoy'
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Bedouine shares the latest single 'Echo Park' from her upcoming album 'Bird Songs Of a Killjoy' out 21st June 2019 via Spacebomb Records. Watch above.

When you listen to the love songs of LA-based Bedouine, you will be reminded of Karen Dalton’s world-wise voice or the breathy seduction of Minnie Riperton's vocals, the easy cool of French ye-ye singers, and the poetry of Joan Baez. Her folk is nomadic, wandering across time and space. On first discovery you may ask whether they're dated to 2019, or whether you've uncovered some forgotten classic. It makes sense that singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian's arrival – both musically and personally – on her second record has been influenced by her own wanderlust, displacement, and curiosity. 

Bird Songs of a Killjoy is a soundtrack to Spring blossom, to warm air on skin, to the concept of possibility. Some of the songs on this sophomore effort were from that same time period of fruitful creativity as her self-titled debut, which came out in June 2017. She continued her creative partnership with Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones) who produced them in his studio. For Bedouine, these songs have already served their healing purpose. Now it's time for them to move others.

BEDOUINE (2017) | 'INSIDE THE SELF-TITLED DEBUT' 

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NATHAN MICAY 'BLUE SPRING' OUT 17TH MAY 2019 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Nathan Micay 'Blue Spring'
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Nathan Micay shares the stunning manga inspired video for 'Ecstacy on the Maple Mountain' from his upcoming album 'Blue Spring' out 17th May 2019 via Lucky me. Watch above. 

In 2016 Nathan Micay released Capsule’s Pride: a mixtape in tribute to Akira. The release was premiered with NPR First Listen and downloaded over 40 thousand times. Coveted by fans and supported by a wide range of music press, the record won many best of year awards. The following year, streetwear giant Supreme created an official Akira capsule collection that echoed the design of our release. Capsule’s Pride vinyl bootlegs have become sought after records with discogs collectors. 

Three years later and Nathan has released a string of renowned dance releases for a range of great labels. He returns to LuckyMe for his debut album. Four tracks from the forthcoming Blue Spring have become viral videos on the private facebook group IOM (Identification Of Music). The group exists for young fans of new dance music to share videos of their favourite DJs playing out big records at clubs or festivals. The album was sent to a select handful of DJs in 2018 and without any public track IDs, the uncredited clips of this record have risen to over a million plays with thousands of comments speculating the names of the songs. We continue to share clips from Nathan’s friends playing out the release to close DJ sets every weekend in front of large audiences. 

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WATCHING ALDOUS HARDING 'FIXTURE PICTURE' (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Aldous Harding 'Designer'
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Aldous Harding has shared the album opener track and video "Fixture Picture" directed by Harding and Jack Whiteley and filmed at the Cliffs of Dover. Watch above. 'Designer' is out 26th April 2019 via 4ad.

Designer finds the Aldous Harding hitting her creative stride.  After Party, Harding came off a 100-date tour last summer and went straight into the studio with a collection of songs written on the road.  Reuniting with John Parish, producer of Party, Harding spent 15 days recording and 10 days mixing at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Bristol’s J&J Studio and Playpen.

From the bold strokes of opening track ‘Fixture Picture’, there is an overriding sense of an enigmatic artist confident in their work, with contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinist Clare Mactaggart broadening and complimenting Harding’s rich and timeless songwriting.

HORIZON (VIDEO) | NEW WRITER - ALDOUS HARDING | PARTY (2017)

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WATCHING THESE NEW PURITANS 'WHERE THE TREES ARE ON FIRE' (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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These New Puritans 'Inside The Rose'
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These New Puritans today unveil the video to their new song ‘Where The Trees Are On Fire’, lifted from their already acclaimed forthcoming album Inside The Rose, which is set for release next Friday, 22 March. The song is the haunting centrepiece of their forthcoming album, and the video is directed by band member George Barnett and Max Luz.

It’s an enigmatic portrait of Jack Barnett by his brother. Halfway through, the viewer transcends the stark painterly reality and is thrown into a world of ecstatic, saturated colour.

Jack dreamt the melody and lyrics. “Clichéd as it may seem, that’s how it came to me. I went through a period of dreaming loads of music. Most of it was crap – bad ‘80s synth pop or pub rock – but this was the best of them. Because I dreamt most of the lyrics, I don’t know exactly what it’s about, but I think it’s got something to do with the extremes of life, whether that’s oblivion or ecstasy.”

‘Where The Trees Are On Fire’ follows current single ‘Anti–Gravity’, as well as the album’s title track and ‘Into The Fire’, which debuted late last year to immense acclaim. The album arrives six years after the critically acclaimed album Field of Reeds, and is arguably the Barnett brothers' most innovative work to date. 

INSIDE THE ROSE (2019)

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NIGHT MOVES 'CAN YOU REALLY FIND ME' OUT 28TH JUNE 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Night Moves 'Can You Really Find Me'
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Domino announces Can You Really Find Me, the new album from Night Moves, due for release on June 28th. Accompanying the news of the album comes new track “Strands Align” and its’ Cameron Dutra-directed video, starring John Pelant and Micky Alfano from the band as well as actor Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks, Whiplash, Boardwalk Empire). Watch above.

Night Moves new album, Can You Really Find Me, pulsates and glows with the same sublime energy that radiated from breakout single “Carl Sagan” in 2016, however in the intervening years, John Pelant and Micky Alfano have grown up. The songwriting, while still steeped in super-catchy, velvety riffs and pure pop glaze, feels more sophisticated and modern. Since the pair met in high school, awestruck by such ear-candy wizards as Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, they set off to craft their version of what sophisticated, emotional modern pop music can and should sound like. 2016’s Pennied Days was a breakthrough, and set a new bar for the members of Night Moves. After spending the subsequent two years on Can You Really Find Me, they’ve scaled new heights, where the sounds are still just as sweet, but now smarter, more evocative, and perfectly designed for a summer release. 

Can You Really Find Me was produced by Jim Eno (founding member and drummer of Spoon) out of Public Hi-Fi Studios in Austin, TX and recorded with live band members Mark Hanson and Chuck Murlowski

PENNIED DAYS | COLORED EMOTIONS | CARL SAGAN VIDEO

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PETER PERRETT 'HUMANWORLD' OUT 7TH JUNE 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Peter Perrett 'Humanworld'
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Peter Perrett returns once again with Humanworld, out on the 7th June via Domino. Watch the music video for the album’s opening track, ‘I Want Your Dreams’, above.

One of the recent past’s most unexpected come-back stories, Peter Perrett – former frontman of The Only Ones - resurfaced in 2017 with How The West Was Won, an album that saw him chart in the UK, star on BBC Newsnight, sell out rooms at Electric Ballroom and Islington Assembly Hall, and collect accolades across the board.

In this new chapter, Peter continues to dissect romance and politics with his trademark sense of sardonic wit and wry humour, if not with more vigour even and a palpable sense of immediacy. Peter adds, “This record has got more urgency and the songs are more concise. Don’t like words such as progression but I hope this is texturally and sonically more interesting than How The West Was Won.”

Peter’s band includes his guitar and bass playing sons Jamie and Peter Jr, drummer Jake Woodward, Jenny Maxwell (Microkorg synthesiser, viola, BVs) and Lauren Moon (keys, drums, BVs) - a tight-knit bunch who have honed this album and the previous one with choice live performances here and in Europe.

Following the years of possibly having too much fun, Peter Perrett is in the process of rebuilding himself, his family, and his art. Working with his sons and fronting another great band, he’s firmly back on track. Humanworld features a production credit for Peter’s son Jamie who also contributes a song to the album (‘Master of Destruction’); and the story of knitting a family back together following a history of chaos and addiction now takes a step closer to centre stage. 

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GEORGIA VEVO DSCVR LIVE SESSIONS (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Georgia 'About Work The Dancefloor'
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VEVO has launched a DSCVR session for Georgia, featuring brilliant live performance videos for her latest singles ‘About Work The Dancefloor’ and ‘Started Out’.

“About Work The Dancefloor” is a defiant slice of electro-pop, exploring love, passion, melancholy and the thrill of finding yourself on the dancefloor. Showcasing Georgia’s upbeat pop brilliance, the track is a reflection of the rich influences of Georgia’s personal experience with club culture. “About Work The Dancefloor” follows the euphoric hit single, “Started Out” which reached the A-list at BBC Radio1 and broke in to the top 15 in the Shazam charts.

STARTED OUT | GEORGIA - DEBUT ALBUM | GEORGIA - HEART WRECKING ANIMALS (VIDEO) | GEORGIA - KOMBINE (VIDEO)

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HOT CHIP 'A BATH FULL OF ECSTASY' OUT 21ST JUNE 2019 (DOMINO RECORDINGS)

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Hot Chip 'A Bath Full of Ecstasy'
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Hot Chip will release their electrifying seventh album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, on June 21st. Their third album for Domino, A Bath Full of Ecstasy is the group’s definitive release, crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms. Watch the Saman Kesh directed music video above.

Recorded in Paris and London, the album sees the group (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor) open up to a more adventurous and collaborative song-writing process, choosing to work with outside producers for the first time: Philippe Zdar, the French maestro who’s shaped the magic of Cassius and Phoenix, and Rodaidh McDonald, the Scot who’s collaborated with The XX, David Byrne and Sampha, among others.

Today, the band share the first song from the record, ‘Hungry Child’; for 6 glorious minutes, Hot Chip fuse the uplifting soft pads and melodic keys of classic soulful house and the percussive swing of UK garage, full of sweet vocalisations and rhythmic snaps, to make an instant, club-ready hit. The video for ‘Hungry Child’ is directed by Saman Kesh and features Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub.

DANCING IN THE DARK EP'STARTED RIGHT' REMIXES | 'WHY MAKE SENSE?'

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HAYDEN THORPE 'DIVINER' THE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM OUT 24TH MAY 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Hayden Thorpe 'Diviner'
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It is with great pleasure that Domino announce Diviner, the debut solo album from Hayden Thorpe, due for release on 24th May 2019. Along with the news of Diviner, Hayden Thorpe shares the new track, “Love Crimes” plus a video, directed by Alexandra Liveris. Watch above.

Diviner is a deeply emotional album: lyrically generous in its candid tone and self-awareness, the melodies resonant with sense memory. The album feels like a startling departure from Thorpe’s previous work with Wild Beasts and also unlike anything else being made at the moment. 

Written in a deep period of flux; at points in California, Cornwall and at his home in London - the latter acting as a womb-like space where he worked out his new life, story and belief systems. “My adulthood was based on a certain belief system, a band, a family. When it shifted entirely, I had a ghost I had to find a new haunt for,” Thorpe notes. But his belief in songs as transformative entities kept him going. “I believe in the medicinal properties of songs. I believe in their healing properties,” he says. “Songs defy time, they don’t erode or denature, they come with you and reform anew in your mind as and when you need them.”

 “I broke up with myself. So this is a break-up album, but not about a relationship. It’s a break-up from a past self, it’s a breakup from the old idea of yourself and therefore every relationship, of all kinds, that you’ve ever had.” Throughout the record, Thorpe’s voice is a beacon - paired with weaving piano, ambient guitar drifts and propulsive bass lines - his sound is even more powerfully unfettered than before, as if he’d found a new inner voice, a new way to use his instrument.

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CLINIC SHARE NEW SONG 'LAUGHING CAVALIER' OUT 8TH APRIL 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Clinic 'Wheeltappers and Shunters'
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Having previously shared ‘Rubber Bullets’ from their upcoming album, Liverpool’s Clinic share new song ‘Laughing Cavalier'. Watch the Joseph May directed music video above.

Last month, Clinic announced their return with news of their first album in seven years alongside playing live at BBC 6 Music’s Festival. Entitled Wheeltappers and Shunters, the new album will be released on May 10th, and is named after the long-forgotten 1970s ITV variety show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, compered by Bernard Manning, which recreated the smoky, boozy atmosphere of Northern working men's clubs for a sofa-bound audience.

The album was recorded last year in founding band member Hartley's Liverpool studio, before they brought in Dilip Harris (King Krule, Sons Of Kemet, Mount Kimbie) to mix it. “We thought it felt right to make a fun, dancefloor album in these dark and conservative times,” Blackburn continues. “We didn’t plan it. Within the set of songs that we’d worked on for it there was a thread of it being a bit more rock’n’roll, a bit more UP! It had that sort of feel to it early on.”

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