Image: Anna Calvi Hunter artwork

Anna Calvi announces her third album, 'Hunter', which will be released on 31st August 2018 via Domino. To mark the announcement she has shared the William Kennedy directed video for single 'Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy'. Watch below.

Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Grinderman) at Konk Studios in London with some further production in LA, the album was recorded with Anna's band - Mally Harpaz on various instruments and Alex Thomas on drums - with the addition of Adrian Utley from Portishead on keys and Martyn Casey from The Bad Seeds on bass. 

Hunter is the embodiment of the feeling of truly letting go. For the songwriter and virtuosic guitarist, it was a catharsis, an opportunity to be more truthful than ever. The first new music since 2014’s collaborative release with David Byrne, Strange Weather EP, her self-titled debut album and the 2013 follow-up One Breath, Hunter is a visceral album exploring sexuality and breaking the laws of gender conformity. A queer and a feminist record, it is galvanising in its hunt for freedom. It was important to Calvi that it was as vulnerable as it is strong; as beautiful as it is harsh; as much about the hunted as it is about the hunter. 

The first single, "Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy”. A battle cry with a rousing chorus, the song was partly written while thinking about how young children are when they’re conditioned to follow gender roles – in particular, the “heartbreaking” process through which small boys are taught not to cry or show emotions. Speaking about the track, Anna said the following: It’s a song about the defiance of happiness. It’s about being free to identify yourself in whichever way you please, without any restraints from society.

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





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Conor O’Brien announces the release of Villagers’ fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim, released by Domino on Friday 21st September. Watch the video for 'A Trick Of Light' below.                                            

Following the exquisitely sparse, intimate aura of 2015’s Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien’s new record reconnects with the multi-faceted approach of Villagers’ 2010 album debut Becoming A Jackal and 2013’s {Awayland} while adding a new-found soulfulness, rhythmic nous and dazzling panoply of sonic detail, both analogue and digital, creating feverish moods while writing effortlessly accessible tunes. Balanced with subtle aspects and lyrical themes that embrace existential fears and hopes in this desperate, technologically-centred dystopian age, The Art Of Pretending To Swim is the most brilliantly realised Villagers album to date. The album was written, produced, mixed and primarily performed by Conor O’Brien in his Dublin studio.

The video for ‘A Trick of the Light’, the first single from the album, was directed by Bob Gallagher. Conor says of the collaboration:

Myself and Bob got together and discussed the song thematically and came to the conclusion that there was no other option but to make a short film in which we follow a dishevelled shamanistic protagonist who mysteriously triggers an altered state of consciousness in everyone he meets, or at least believes that he does. We also wanted lots of dancing and to inspire a general feeling of "what the hell did I just watch?" in the viewer.

O’Brien has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards (the most recent being 2016’s Album Award for Darling Arithmetic), two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is also a previous winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. Additionally, Villagers’ music recently featured in the high profile HBO drama ‘Big Little Lies’, Conor has collaborated with the composer Nico Muhly (that track featuring in the forthcoming Paulo Sorrentino Berlusconi biopic ‘Loro 2’) and Villagers’ Spotify session of ‘Nothing Arrived’ has hit over 100 million streams.

IVOR NOVELLO AWARD (2016) and (2011) 





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The Domino Publishing Company is seeking an experienced creative to join our sync-licensing team in Los Angeles.  The position reports directly to the Senior Director of Creative Licensing in New York.

Responsibilities will focus on frontline contact between Domino and key active music supervisors from a variety of fields, keeping abreast of new production developments and licensing opportunities, maintaining existing contacts while seeking out and developing new contacts in the music licensing community.  The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of the types of artists / genres of music that are appropriate for prospective placements. This is a tremendous opportunity for an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter, and has an ability to work in an open and creative environment.


  • Distribute, pitch and promote Domino's catalog via music searches, digital and physical marketing & meetings and servicing.
  • Jointly with the Creative department staff, this position is responsible for overseeing the creation of unique promotional/pitching tools (such as thematic samplers), the organizing and effectuating of mass mailings, as well as formulating pitches for specific licensing opportunities.  
  • Track outreach and pitches for review.
  • Establish, foster and enhance relationships with music supervisors and music producers.
  • Communicate with label and publishing teams, artist clients and managers to represent Domino's sync team and sync initiatives
  • Represent Domino at professional events such as concerts, showcases, listening parties, mixers, and others.
  • Conceptualize and execute Los Angeles-based artist and writer showcases and workshops.
  • Consult with Domino Publishing Co Licensing Department with regards to any requests for ‘ballpark quotes’, licensing fees & terms.  
  • Seek out new business and creative opportunities for our artist clients, such as work-for-hire recordings, remixes and covers with music supervisors and agency music producers.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Creative Licensing, write and prepare a weekly electronic newsletter, with an emphasis on new releases, new signings, and artists that are on tour in key markets (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, etc.), as well as 
  • Liaise with various partners, in regards to strategizing campaigns for our key artist/writer clients.  


  • Minimum 3-6 years licensing experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Extensive music knowledge, as the position will be responsible for the marketing of Domino’s many, diverse clients to the licensing community.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Ability to multitask.

Candidates should submit cover letter, resume and references to Monique Adderly,

Domino is an equal opportunity employer and provides health insurance benefits for its full-time employees.

Domino Publishing Company was launched in early 2006, and although run by a separate management staff, it shares ownership and operations with Domino Recording Co.  We are currently the worldwide publisher or administrator for a diverse roster of writers, publishers and copyrights,  including Steven Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees), Dice Raw (The Roots), The Kills, Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange), Jason Pierce (Spiritualized), the Relapse/Release catalog (Mastodon, High on Fire, others), The Jesus and Mary Chain, Stereolab, the Arthur Russell catalog, and hit songs by Human League (“(Don’t You) Want Me”) , Rascal Flatts (“My Wish”), Paul Hardcastle (“Nineteen”), and Nirvana (“Molly’s Lips”), to name but a few.

Domino Recording Co. was founded in the UK in 1993 by Laurence Bell, who is still the primary creative force of the company.  Initially the label focused on releasing singles and albums by American bands in the UK market (Pavement, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Sebadoh), but in the past decade, the label has expanded to include offices in New York, Berlin, Paris and Sydney and has had considerable worldwide success, both commercial and artistic, with acts as diverse as Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Jon Hopkins, Animal Collective and Dirty Projectors.




Image: George Fitzgerald

Following a worldwide premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, George FitzGerald is pleased to mark his return with new track, ‘Burns’.

‘Burns’ is the first new music from FitzGerald since his 2015 debut album, Fading Love and is a nod towards his forthcoming second album, due to land in Spring 2018. On ‘Burns’ FitzGerald says: "The track started life as a kind of strange studio experiment making a beatless chant out of loads of contrasting vocal samples, and then morphed over time. It works as a moment on a dancefloor but at heart it's meant to be quite meditative". 

After cutting his teeth as an international touring DJ, FitzGerald shifts his focus to the live sphere, proving himself to be a rare example of an artist capable of making the transition from DJ playing tracks for club consumption to composer of full length LPs and live musician. With FitzGerald at the helm alongside his band consisting of Mike Lesirge of Bonobo’s touring band plus drummer Guillaume Jambel, the debut live show takes place at London’s prestigious Hoxton Hall this November with another following in Amsterdam. In addition, FitzGerald and his band will support Bonobo on his final tour date of 2017 at Brighton Dome.     

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