NEW SIGNING - THE WAVE PICTURES 'BAMBOO DINER IN THE RAIN' OUT 11TH NOVEMBER 2016

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'Bamboo Diner In The Rain' & Instrumentals
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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.

MOSHI MOSHI

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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 'Summer's Song'
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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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