Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter Jinnwoo (aka Ben Webb) has released his long-awaited debut album ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light.’
The release follows Jinnwoo’s critically-acclaimed debut ‘Your Baby’ E.P. and a series of singles - the E.P.’s title track, ‘Solo Man’, ‘You Should Be Feeling This Elliott’ and ‘I Am, I Am, The World’s Oldest Man’ - all released in 2014, collectively garnering coverage across The Guardian Guide, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, 405, For Folk’s Sake – among many others –and accumulating in Jinnwoo being named one of The Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch 2015’.
2015 saw perfectionist Jinnwoo lay the finishing touches to ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light’, an album which has been years in the making and began with Jinnwoo hand-picking collaborators to work with, as he explains: “I wanted to make an album that was interesting to me so I included musicians that I appreciated and admired on the record.” As a totally unknown artist Jinnwoo found most of collaborators online - such as Malcolm Middleton and Alasdair Roberts - and emailed them demos with all of them agreeing immediately to work with this strange and exceptional new talent. Others were met on the live circuit such as Kyla La Grange, “she invited me to sing on her record (‘Cut Your Teeth’, 2014, Sony) so we swapped and did a vocal for each other”. A few were met through Jinnwoo’s work as a photographer, he shot the artwork for Kami Thompson’s (The Rails) solo album ‘Love Lies’ (2011, Warner Music UK) and they remained firm friends and collaborators.
London-based musician L.A. Salami has shared his music video for his single "I Wear This Because Life is War!"— watch above - acts as a time machine, transporting viewers back to the days of VHS tapes and shag haircuts. The video's static-saturated simplicity is reminiscent of an old home tape, and it reads as authentic, as though it's clipped from a music documentary.
The debut album 'Dancing With Bad Grammar' was released via Sunday Best on 26th August 2016.
Following on from last Friday’s release of his self-titled debut album, Motion Graphics, aka Joe Williams, is pleased to share the video for album standout ‘Houzzfunction’. The 360°, VR compatible video was directed by visual artist and animator CULTURESPORT, who also created the visuals for ‘Lense’ and ‘Anyware’, and the album art for Motion Graphics.
To watch this 360° VR video, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app for Android or iOS. Click and grab the screen to move around.
The freak-rock outfit Warmduscher, a project with members hailing from Fat White Family and Paranoid London, have released a video for single 'Lady Eggs' - you can check it out above.
It features an ice cream truck, a machine gun and a customised 1975 Lincoln Continental, dubbed the 'Trump Buster', naturally boasting bulls horns on its bonnet. The song itself is a sort of warm-up to a new album, entitled Whale City, which will be recorded soon with Dan Carey.
Australian metalcore masters The Amity Affliction release their new album, "This Could Be Heartbreak", via Roadrunner Records. The band — Joel Birch [vocals], Ahren Stringer [bass, vocals], Ryan Burt [drums] and Dan Brown [guitar].
The album wasRecorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne's Holes And Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds the band evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft. Both ambitious and grand, album standouts, "This Could Be Heartbreak" and "All Fucked Up" are equal parts heavy and hopeful, fueled by frontman Joel Birch's desperation which achieves extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and absolute power.
Soft Hair are Connan Mockasin and Sam Dust (LA PRIEST / Late of The Pier). Their eponymous debut album is due for release via Weird World.
The album’s recording took place over five years amongst the pair’s solo careers and outside lives. After the dispersion of Late of the Pier, whom Connan supported on tour in 2009 (the first time the two met), Sam travelled in the far east, Africa, Europe and elsewhere, spending time inventing his own instruments, producing and directing, and re-emerging as LA PRIEST in 2015 with debut solo album Inji.
Connan meanwhile released the albums Forever Dolphin Love and Caramel and toured the world extensively, working with artists such as James Blake, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Vince Staples.
The songs on this album were written and recorded in a wide array of locations using methods that neither Mockasin nor Dust had used previously, developed by the pair from the start of its creation. As a result, the record gives the listener a view into an exotic world with a blend of familiar, unfamiliar and unconventionally attractive sounds.
Watch the Soft Hair / Joseph Bird-directed video for first single, “Lying Has To Stop” above.
Speedy Ortiz frontperson Sadie Dupuis has a solo project called Sad13. Today, she’s announced its debut LP, Slugger, which she wrote, produced, and recorded this year in Philadelphia. Listen to lead single “Get a Yes” below.
The record was mixed by Gabe Wax and mastered by Emily Lazar, with “occasional” drums from Ava Luna’s Julian Fader. The album is released via Car Park Records.
Aaron Maine’s Porches follows the release of this year’s acclaimed Pool with the Water EP – a special opportunity to experience the music that formed the melodic skeleton of Pool in its raw state, alongside a pair of previously unreleased songs ‘Black Dress’ and ‘Black Budweiser T-Shirt’. Recorded solo in his adopted home of New York City, the Water EP strips Maine’s work down to its core, opening the curtain on his musical metamorphosis from previous releases Slow Dance In The Cosmos and those of his alias, Ronald Paris, into the Porches of today.
Coinciding with the release of Water, Porches has shared a video for previously unreleased song ‘Black Dress,’ one of the new tracks from the EP. Watch the video above.
One half of The 2 Bears, alongside Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, Raf Rundell's been a little quiet release-wise since the duo's The Night Is Young album (besides the occasional track). Still, he's back now and he's got a brand new project: Selfie Boy. He'll be releasing an album under the new alias called The Adventures Of Selfie Boy Part 1 (Dec. 9 via 1965 Records)
Listen to the lead single "Right Time" below which was written with Oli Bayston of Boxed In.
Fat White Family have unveiled new song ‘Breaking Into Aldi’.
It’s the band’s first new material since their second album ‘Songs For Our Mothers’ was released in January. The single was produced by Sean Lennon and the band’s Saoudi brothers, singer Lias and keyboardist Nathan Saoudi, with their regular producer Liam May.
Kate Tempest - artist, poet, playwright and novelist has announced a new album, and it’s due out later this year. The follow-up to her Mercury-nominated breakthrough ‘Everybody Down’ will be released through Fiction Records and is titled ’Let Them Eat Chaos’.
After the release of her Sunday Times Bestselling novel ‘The Bricks The Built The Houses’ earlier in the year, the forthcoming record sees Kate continue her creative relationship with prolific producer Dan Carey.
The first taste of the new LP comes in the form of an album trailer (see above), which features the track ‘Picture A Vacuum’ set against the album’s dystopian artwork courtesy of photomontage artist Peter Kennard.
'All that Matters' Directed by Tash Tung and Chris Turner
"I wrote this song as a bittersweet mantra for someone close to me and since then, it seems to have also become my own tune to lift me out of troubled moments. A constant reminder that no matter what life throws at you, to not forget about the ones who will always care, the ones who are standing waiting to welcome you back, the ones who will forever look after you and say simply, they love you. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters, caring and being cared for. Yet to love and not be loved is one of the saddest things of all."
"I've read 1 in 3 of us will die with dementia, and a third of us are connected to someone with dementia through family and friends", says Peel, discussing the album's central theme - memory. “850,000 people in the UK alone have it now and 2 in 3 people affected will be women. It’s quite remarkable really, and it’s getting worse”.
Produced by long-time collaborator Erland Cooper and was recoorded in their own analogue studio in Shoreditch and Attica Audio, Ireland.
Superimpose explores the making of The Range's new album Potential, which exclusively uses the voices of people who posted themselves on YouTube. The documentary sheds light on the unique and varied human stories of the people featured on the album, who were completely unknown to The Range when originally selected.
In addition to this an EP titled 'Superimpose (Music from the Documentary)' has also been released in conjuction with the documentary's release. Stream it HERE.
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