Jessica Pratt is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her self-titled debut album was released by Birth Records in early 2013 to great critical acclaim. A follow-up album is due in 2014. Watch her perform as part of the AON Sessions using the above video link.
A new collection of the works of Robert Wyatt curated as the ideal introduction for the Wyatt novice, compiling tracks from Robert’s entire career to date and acting as a companion to ‘Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt’ by Marcus O’Dair (Serpent’s Tail Publishing).
Starting out as a drummer for Soft Machine, sharing bills with Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, Robert Wyatt blended the Bohemian with jazz and brought it to the 60s rock scene. Focusing on singing and songwriting, he embarked on a unique solo career which earned him a loyal European following. Admired by his peers and with a career spanning five decades, he has collaborated with Bjork, John Cage, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip.
You can view above a Q&A from Robert Wyatt filmed in conjunction with the 'Comicopera' album back in 2007. His first on Domino. Listen to his classic cover of Elvis Costello's 'Shipbuilding' below.
Jon Hopkins will release a new 4 track EP, entitled Asleep Versions, on 10th November 2014.
Asleep Versions was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated album 'Immunity'.
'Until Tomorrow' is a documentary film featuring 5 pro riders, 3 disciplines : bmx, skateboarding and snowboarding, 1 dream destination : California. From March 10th to April 4th 2014, Matthias Dandois (BMX), Maxime Charveron (BMX), Sam Partaix (Skateboard), Anne-Flore Marxer (Snowboard) and Rémy Taveira (Skateboard) will cut a swath through the West Coast of the US following hot tips and challenges posted on the Internet by their community of fans. Written and Directed by Thibaut Grevet & Thibault Dumoulin.
The trailer features Son Lux 'Lost It To Trying' (Domino Publishing).
Rosie Lowe's new single 'Water Came Down' is released alongside a new video directed Jacob Hopewell and was filmed at the Underwater Studio in Basildon. The single follows the release of the 'Right Thing' EP from earlier this year. ‘Water Came Down’ is released via Paul Epworth’s label Wolf Tone, and the first to be taken from her anticipated debut album due out early next year.
Philladelphia's Purling Hiss are getting ready to release a new album called Weirdon, and at least based on the early track “Learning Slowly,” the album may be the most accessible work of the band’s career. “Learning Slowly” is piled with rickety drums and wildly overlapping guitar leads, but it’s also a big and triumphant and immediate rock song, and there’s something fundamentally catchy about its sense of propulsion. Listen to it below.
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