Domino will release the 40th anniversary of the release of Buzzcocks’ groundbreaking ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP with its reissue and ‘Time’s Up’, the 1976 demos recorded with founder & singer Howard Devoto and originally released as a bootleg.
Featuring the original line-up of Howard Devoto (vocals & songwriter), Pete Shelley (guitar & songwriter), Steve Diggle (bass guitar) and John Maher (drums), ‘Time’s Up’ was recorded at Revolution Studios, Bramhall Lane Stockport on the 18th of October 1976. The session, recording Buzzcocks’ live set at the time, cost £45 and was engineered by Andy MacPherson.
In December of the same year, the band recorded the four track ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP with a minimum of fuss in ‘downtime’ at Indigo Studios, with Martin Hannett (then going under the pseudonym of Martin Zero) producing. The band inexplicably took it upon themselves to release the EP themselves, somehow finding the monies necessary to press up 1000 copied on 7” vinyl, on their own New Hormones label. The EP sold for £1 a copy. Within days of the initial release, with typical punk chaos and sweet disregard for any cohesive business strategy, Howard Devoto revealed that he was quitting the band. The ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP quickly sold out its initial 1000 pressing, went on to sell 16,000 copies over the next six months and is now recognised as one of, if not the, most important records of the punk explosion – the first self-released record of its time, with the band responsible for everything, from sleeve design to distribution.
Watch ‘Breakdown’, filmed at Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall shows in 1976 - watch ABOVE.
Dirty Projectors have announced their new self-titled album to be released on Domino. They have also shared the brand new track ‘Up In Hudson’ which is described as an elegy to the Obama years, a generation of indie rock, and to a relationship.
The new album does everything we want and expect from Dirty Projectors — but in a way we never could have imagined or anticipated. In a career of surprising conceptual gambits, unexpected stylistic evolutions, and continually changing lineups — this is, as DJ Khaled says, “Another One!".
Alice Jemima merges sultry sweet vocals with contemporary electronic production – creating catchy yet intelligent pop that speaks of universal emotions. Initially spotted by Rob da bank via a phone-in song writing competition on BBC Radio 1, Alice joined us at Sunday Best early 2015.
Following on from the introductory Liquorice EP – with lead tracks ‘So’ & ‘Liquorice’ supported by Radio 1, BBC Introducing & Clash – Alice is set to release her self-titled debut album. First single ‘Dodged a Bullet’ dropped in September & gained instant momentum – making it’s way onto the BBC Radio 1 playlist, garnering supporting from heavyweight press like Complex & Nylon, and receiving the remix treatment from house aficionados Bodhi & US Alt-Pop visionary How To Dress Well.
Watch the video for 'Dodged A Bullett' above - which was was shot in New York & directed by Lauren Sieczkowski.
Solide Mirage is the fourth studio album from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains. Alongside the announcement, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains have shared the album’s first single, ‘Grand Dereglement’, plus a video directed by Jack Barraclough and Frànçois himself. The video is a collaboration between Frànçois and Palestinian Dabké dancer Mohamed Okal, who fled with his family from the conflicts in Gaza, where he used to work as an ambulance driver.
Watch the video above.
The album was recorded in Jet Studios in Brussels and produced by Ash Workman, who also worked on Piano Ombre and who has worked with Metronomy and Christine & The Queens, with strings performed by Owen Pallett.
Fashion VJs! Live cinema! Grime! …and glamour! This programme of live multi-sensory visual projections curated by London College of Fashion, UAL and Domino Publishing will re-create the spontaneity and immediacy of the fashion world through fashion film, interactive audio-visual performance and intoxicating beats, performed with a custom AV system designed by Dimitrios Coumados.
Also, artists Harriet Fleuriot and Sarah Cockings will showcase their project Plasma Vista in a remixed state with live sound from Luke Fraser and performance from Miss Cairo, and interactive sculptures from Laurence Symonds, showcasing its episodic art, design products, furnishings and clothing as a dysfunctional experimental piece of moving image.
And WBW Awards photographer of the year 2016, Olivia Rose, will present her photographic work for This Is Grime, the definitive book on Britain’s most provocative music genre (written by Hattie Collins) as live projections, accompanied by a suitable DJ soundtrack including artistes such as The Range, Oscar #worldpeace and Ragz Originale. For fashion adventures in a sonic landscape, sashay this way.
It’s been eight years since Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs (founding member of Pavement and Preston School of Industry), released any new music. He knows that. The years just have a habit of slipping away sometimes.
Doris and The Daggers – to be released on through Domino - and shares the first track from it, the album opener ‘Dance (Cry Wolf)’. Its Roxy Music meets Wire slink and stompable groove is a “positive, dance-away-the-pain thing” says Scott whilst the video features Jason Lytle from Grandaddy.
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