BLEEDING HEART PIGEONS 'IS' OUT 12TH FEBRUARY 2016

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Bleeding Heart Pigeons release their full length debut album ‘Is’ through Virgin EMI.

The three piece from West Limerick self-produced Is, a collection of well-crafted pop songs that are filtered and layered with heavy synths, feedback and delay. Mixed by David Wrench (Jamie XX, FKA Twigs and Everything Everything), the album features the band’s latest single ‘Anything You Want.’
Choppy guitars and droning electronics feature on ‘Anything You Want’ that straddles dreamy indie rock and showgaze-influenced fuzz. Bleeding Heart Pigeons hold together a vast palette of sounds, all of which have caught the attention and support of Steve Lamacq on 6 Music.

The video for Anything You Want portrays the hidden desires of an ordinary man. Directed by the band in a rough, DIY style; it mixes surreal aesthetics with documentary-like techniques. It is their own interpretation of a self’s duality, transition from one world to another where rationality often doesn’t exist. You can watch it ABOVE.

The album is a continuation of the Hallucination EP, a surreal journey that reaches its destination on Is. Opening track Frozen catapults you into the psychedelic world of Bleeding Heart Pigeons; dreamy vocals, hazy yet melodic harmonies and a sprinkling of stark synth lines. The bands sonic rawness is beautifully tapped and blends elements of Interpol and Caribou.

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WILMA ARCHER 'A WESTERN CIRCULAR' OUT 3RD APRIL 2020 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Wilma Archer has today shared his newest track, “Last Sniff” which features MF DOOM, one of hip-hop’s most notorious and lyrically agile artists. The video, directed by Jesse Collett is available to watch now.

The track comes as Archer announces his debut album A Western Circular, which is due for release on 3rd April 2020. A Western Circular is Will Archer's debut under his new nom-de-plume, following early EPs and an album under the now-retired Slime moniker.

Within A Western Circular lies an exciting and varied crew of guest artists including MF DOOM,  Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands), Sudan Archives, and Laura Groves, all contributing vocals to his rich, dexterous compositions. These collaborations are the by-product of several years of writing and producing. Recently, he’s appeared extensively on the debut albums by Sudan Archives (writing the lead single, 'Confessions', no less) and Nilüfer Yanya (contributing seven songs), alongside work with Celeste, and another writer and production credit on Jessie Ware’s Devotion.

An album that’s been in the works for the past half-decade, A Western Circular is a bold, reflective piece that directly relates to Archer’s personal experiences of life and death, centered on one particular week where they breathed with equal intensity. The record’s themes of greed, love and loyalty all relate back to that specific time. Inspired by author John Fante, A Western Circular is a spiritual voyage through life’s pushing and pulling: finding beauty in the rough, sadness in the bright. Ostensibly, it’s a poignant reflection on the duality of the human condition.

COMPANY (2015) | SCARECROW

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SORRY '925' OUT 27TH MARCH 2020 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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North London’s Sorry have today announced their hotly-anticipated debut record 925 will be released on 27 March via Domino. The band have also revealed the album’s tracklist, featuring recent single ‘Right Round The Clock’ (A Listed by BBC Radio 6 Music in late 2019) and new single ‘More’ - out today, accompanied by a typically feverish visual by Sorry figurehead Asha Lorenz and frequent collaborator Jasper Cable-Alexander. Sorry have also announced new live dates across the country, in Europe and in North America for 2020, including their biggest hometown show to date at Village Underground on 7 May and first headline shows in New York and Los Angeles. Full listings and tickets are available below. 

Together with co-producer James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Nilüfer Yanya), best friends Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen have woven 925 like a dreamscape in which idyllic and hellish scenes intermingle, forcing the question of what is real and what is make believe. Inspired by everything from Hermann Hesse to Aphex Twin and old-school crooner Tony Bennett, their experimental and holistic approach marks them out as a thoroughly 21st century band; from their open-minded approach to genre to their creativity allowing them to self-produce the music and direct accompanying videos. 

Joined by drummer Lincoln Barrett and Campbell Baum on bass, Sorry emerged from a thriving scene of bands in London, and though 925 is their debut album, it is by no means their first statement. It follows a series of mixtapes, released sporadically and used as a way to experiment with the disparate influences and sounds that give 925 its distinctively modern and apocalyptic sound.  

Where previous singles and mixtapes earned the band their status as one of the most vital and relentlessly creative new British bands of the moment, 925 is a record which will undoubtedly cement their status as true originals and cross-genre innovators in 2020 and beyond.

WISHED | 2 DOWN 2 DANCE | SHOWGIRL |

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LA PRIEST 'GENE' OUT 24TH APRIL 2020 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Emerging from an all-too-long nomadic hibernation, LA Priest has returned with news of GENE, his forthcoming second album, due for release on 24th April 2020. Along with news of GENE, LA Priest has shared “What Moves” the first track from the album. Directed by LA Priest himself, the video for “What Moves?” is available to watch above.

On “What Moves” LA Priest notes:

"This song asks “what moves...?” 20 times. The answer is in the guitar solo!"

GENE arrives five years after the iconoclast variously known as Sam Eastgate, Sam Dust and LA Priest thrilled the world with the cosmic pop of his debut album Inji, his first LP for Domino and his first solo output following the disbanding of former outfit, Late Of The Pier. GENE also follows the 2016 project Soft Hair in which Sam teamed up with Connan Mockasin for an instant cult-classic album. 

GENE, the album, is named after a brand-new analogue drum machine Sam dreamt up and built alone. Working in isolation for more than two years in California, Wales and England’s south coast, soldering iron in hand, Sam developed the inners of GENE using dozens of electrical circuits he made up himself. The creation came after a search for an alternative to the structure and rigor of standard drum machines. Its unique rhythmic patterns are the focal point for the album, which is coloured by lush, pastoral tones, paired with the influence of his environmental changes. GENE was produced alongside London based artist, producer, DJ and founder of Phantasy records, Erol Alkan.

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PORCHES 'RICKY MUSIC' OUT 13TH MARCH 2020 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Porches, a.k.a. Aaron Maine, is back with a new album, titled Ricky Music and due out March 13 via Domino. Featuring contributions from Mitski, Zsela, and Dev Hynes, and with co-production by Jacob Portrait, Ricky Music expands on the Porches discography (The House, 2018; Pool, 2016; Slow Dance In The Cosmos, 2013) by delivering 11 emotionally open, cracked-glass pop songs. 

About the album, Maine says:

“My new album, Ricky Music, was written and recorded between Dec 2017 and the spring of 2019.  Mostly in New York at my apartment, but some of it in Chicago, Los Angeles, and various cities while touring around Europe. This record is an account of the beauty, confusion, anger, joy and sadness I experienced during that time. I think I was as lost as I was madly in love.  In these songs I hear myself sometimes desperate for clarity, and other times, having enough perspective to laugh at myself in some of my darkest moments.  That’s sort of what this album is about, I hope you enjoy it.” 

With the album announcement comes a new song – “Do U Wanna” – and a video for the song directed by prior Porches collaborator Nick Harwood (videos for “Country” and “Goodbye”).

GOODBYE THE HOUSE | COUNTRY 

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ANNA CALVI 'HUNTED' OUT 6TH MARCH 2020 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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In the summer of 2018, Anna Calvi released her critically acclaimed third album Hunter. On it, she explored sexuality and breaking the laws of gender conformity. Following a stellar 18 months, which saw Calvi write her first television score (for BBC One’s Peaky Blinders), receive her third consecutive Mercury Prize nomination (the first solo artist to achieve this feat) and play sold out shows across the globe to her largest ever audiences, Calvi has now crafted a stunning reworking of Hunter into Hunted. 

Having revisited her first ever recordings for Hunter, Calvi found they offered an intimate and private view of the songs’ initial intentions. The seven tracks present are distilled to their bare essence on Hunted: her masterful guitar playing and formidable vocals, Calvi then asked Courtney Barnett, Joe Talbot (IDLES), Charlotte Gainsbourg and Julia Holter to collaborate with her and further transform the songs. 

Today, Calvi is pleased to share the first song from Hunted, “Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy” featuring Courtney Barnett.

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

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NERIJA 'WHERE IT ENDS AND BEGINS' OUT 8TH NOVEMBER 2019 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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After receiving critical acclaim for their debut album, Blume, Nérija are happy to share new single, “Where It Ends And Begins”. A cut originally recorded in the Blume album sessions, the track brings a very successful 2019 to a close for the London-based septet. Listen above. 

The release of “Where It Ends And Begins” coincides with the band’s UK national TV debut, performing live on Later… With Jools Holland. Watch the live version of Blume single “Riverfest” HERE.

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.

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SPINNING COIN 'HYACINTH' OUT 21ST FEBRUARY 2020 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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On February 21st, Spinning Coin will release their second album Hyacinth via Geographic. A brave step forward, Hyacinth is an album full of poetry, light and warmth of heart, and presents a band holding nothing back. It registers a number of changes for the group since their debut LP Permo in 2017: personnel changes, geographical changes, a new context, an ever-changing world outside. Watch the video for 'Feel You More Than World Now' above.

The quartet both lost and gained a member, with Cal Donnelly exiting the group, and Rachel Taylor joining. Rachel and Sean Armstrong have relocated, leaving Glasgow for Berlin – Rachel, from Canada, had no choice but to leave the UK, and Sean followed her. “I think if anything the change has brought us closer as a band,” Rachel reflects, “and made it clear to us that we wanted to continue making music together". 

Today, Spinning Coin are pleased to share the first song from Hyacinth born of this new set up, “Feel You More Than World Right Now”. With an animated video directed by Joseph May, “Feel You More Than World Right Now” is an Armstrong penned song – now one of three songwriters in the band alongside Jack Mellin and Taylor.

Throughout Hyacinth, there is joy in spades, but also melancholy, and a checked fury, threading the group’s political vision through their reflections on the personal and the interpersonal. Jack explains that the new songs are about the need for love in an often very unloving world. Trying to find a balance of some kind between feelings of apathy, negativity, detachment and action, positivity and oneness.” Whilst Mellin’s songs were more pointedly political on Permo, here he has built more complexity into his writing. Elsewhere, Rachel contributes her first song to a Spinning Coin release, in the form of the beautiful “Black Cat”. 

Hyacinth was recorded during a few days, by Peter Deimel at Black Box Studios in France, while the group were on a summertime tour. It was an idyll, a restorative respite. That carries through to the album, there’s a sense of society and collectivism at the heart of these pop songs, and a commentary on the optimism of the will, no matter how bleak things can get. Ultimately, on Hyacinth, the Spinning Coin ethos stays true to itself, as Sean expands about the experiences and the motivations behind the new music: “It’s trying to connect with other people on a human level, doing something that we love, and trying to embrace the unknown. 

PERMO (2017) | ALBANY (2016) 

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