One third of Test Icicles, Sam Mehran, releases a collection of works. Whilst his former band mates (Rory Atwell andDev Hynes) have been producing and working on counteless high-profile side projects, we've been privately enjoying Sam Mehran's intrepid foray into his alter ego Outer Limitz notably with the song I Kontakt. Now dropping the Z in favour of an S, Sam launches a full public assault by consolidating his Singles, Demos & Rarities into one edition for you all to enjoy as well.
'I feel like I have many stories ahead of me. Over the past few years I've learnt that people are people and music is music and I can't really judge or say I believe deep down that one this is genuinely better than another, Life is just so crazy. I used to think I was an alien, but Earth has been such an epic experience that I'm now glad to call it home. But who knows, maybe one day I'll leave and realize that home was some place else.'Sam Mehran
This compilation represents the perfect portal into a special artistic imagination, a thrilling outsider-art artefact and even more reason for excitement regarding whatever Mehran dreams up next.
With the forthcoming release of debut album Personal Computer on Weird World on 28th August, Kody Nielson's Silicon has released a new video for single Burning Sugar. Watch the video above.
Directed by both Nielson and Ralph Brown, Burning Sugar's hallucinatory dreamland boasts everything from Silicon's musical world in vibrant colour, as analogue and digital merge together to balance perfectly in Silicon's audiovisual vision.
After two self-released EPs of exquisite, introspective songwriting – Increases and Increases II – and a youth orchestra-assisted performance at Tate Modern, Slime, aka Will Archer, signed to Weird World, the experimental imprint of Domino records. Curated from almost 400 demos, the 10 tracks that make up debut album Company are a late-night confessional, blurring dark electronica and fragmented instrumentation into swirling, psychedelic pop.
Daniel Brereton's video for Slime’s latest single, “Hot Dog,” tells a tale of British suburban stasis, and follows surreal creations for Kindness, Metronomy and Connan Mockasin. In contrast to Archer's visual aesthetic, the vocal collaborations on Company are much more human, with Belgian soul star Selah Sue and Chicago’s underground rapper Jeremiah Jae sparring with Archer’s shadowy stories.
Following the release of the acclaimed debut album Inji, LA PRIEST – the project of former Late Of The Pier front man Sam Dust has shared the new video for Inji’s opening track, ‘Occasion’, again directed by Dust and long-time collaborator Isaac Eastgate with whom he worked on the videos for singles ‘Oino’ and ‘Learning To Love’.
Los Angeles funk hero known as Dâm-Funk releases his follow-up to 2009's Toeachizown. He has shared a video for the new album 'Invite the Light' which is the first single titled "We Continue". The video was directed by Jeff Broadway.
RAINER is made up of Rebekah Raa and Nic Nell (aka London-based producer Casually Here). The duo formed in 2012 after meeting through mutual friends and shared late nights. Their friendship & musical kinship developed over a love of dark sounds and striking production.
EP Hope/Satin/Glass/Dreams at the end of 2013, garnered an array of attention. In 2014 Rainer participated in ‘Swallow’ A Random Act for Channel 4 directed by Dan Sully. Other usages included Top Shop and work with The London College of Fashion.
Charged with lush production and instrumentation, Rainer’s debut LP ‘Water’ is an album full of incredibly personal sentiment. Rebekah explains: “I write about love mainly, and the bizarre mixture of emotions that inevitably comes with falling in, being in or falling out of love. Writing is like a therapy through which I realise why I feel the way I do. Some of the songs have an uplifting message in them which is usually the point of realisation that I got to through writing.”
Lou Barlow has announced a new solo album, Brace the Wave, due out via Domino. His first solo release in six years, it comes as a follow-up to 2009's Goodnight Unknown and marks the third release under his own name.
Barlow's extensive and celebrated discography includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and his first solo endeavour, Sentridoh. Most comfortable writing uncomfortable songs, Brace the Wave finds the songwriter exploring yet another transitional period in his life. Watch the album trailer above.
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