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NEW SIGNING - BIG THIEF TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM 'MASTERPIECE' OUT 27TH MAY 2016

09/03/16

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Big Thief's music, rooted in the songs of Adrianne Lenker, paints in vivid tones "the process of harnessing pain, loss, and love, while simultaneously letting go, looking into your own eyes through someone else's, and being okay with the inevitability of death," says Adrianne.

Masterpiece, Big Thief's debut album (released on Saddle Creek), is filled with characters and visceral narratives, songs that pivot in the space of a few words. Adrianne's voice and guitar playing speak of rich emotional territory with grace and insight. In her words, the record tracks "the masterpiece of existence, which is always folding into itself, people attempting to connect, to both shake themselves awake and to shake off the numbness of certain points in their life. The interpretations might be impressionistic or surrealistic, but they're grounded in simple things.

Adrianne met her longtime musical partner, guitarist and singer, Buck Meek, in Brooklyn a few years ago, and they quickly formed a creative bond tempered by the experience of traveling and performing for months on end in old dive bars, yards, barns, and basements together. They recorded a pair of duo albums (A-Sides and B-Sides), and Adrianne showcased her songs on a solo album, Hours Were The Birds.

Now, as a full rock and roll band, with Buck on guitar, Max Oleartchik on bass, and James Krivchenia on drums, they bring a steady wildness, giving the songs an even deeper layer of nostalgia. "These guys feel like a pack of wolves at my back," says Adrianne, "they make the songs howl and bark with a fierce tenderness that gives me courage."

After spending last July in an old house that they turned into a studio on Lake Champlain with producer Andrew Sarlo, the resulting collection soars on what Big Thief fan Sharon Van Etten calls "...a real journey, with intelligent stories and twist-and-turn melodies."

 

NEW PUBLISHING CATALOGUE - BILLY MACKENZIE

07/03/16

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Born in Dundee, Billy Mackenzie formed the legendary band The Associates with Alan Rankine in 1979. Their biggest hits included "Party Fears Two" and "Club Country". Post Rankine’s departure from the band in ’82, Mackenzie continued working under the same name until the 1990s when he began to use his own name. His debut album ‘Outernational’ was released in 1992. Struggling with depression and the death of his mother, Mackenzie sadly took his own life on the 22nd January 1997.  

The album 'Beyond The Sun' was released by Nude Records a few months after his death in January 1997 and includes some of his most melancholic material (much of it co-written with Steve Aungle) perhaps illustrated best by the track "Winter Academy" (from 'Beyond The Sun'). Four albums in total were released posthumously, showcasing Billy's influence to constantly push boundaries and produce beautifully crafted, heartfelt music. The last of these albums ‘Transmission Impossible’ was released in 2005. In June 2009, a play was staged in Dundee about Mackenzie’s life. We are extremely proud to represent Billy's music and have him part of the Domino Publishing family.

 

NEW SIGNING - MR. MITCH SIGNS TO DOMINO PUBLISHING

07/01/16

We're really pleased to welcome Mr. Mitch (please note the "." after Mr) to our roster.

As a co-founder of fast rising record label Gobstopper Records and club-night, now also record label Boxed, he's a curator and auteur at the forefront of forward thinking instrumental grime, ambient and experimental electronic music.

He's currently signed to Planet Mu as a solo artist working on the follow up to his wonderful debut LP 'Parallel Memories'. As a producer/co-writer he has worked with grime stalwarts Skepta, P-Money and more recently with r&b/electronic star Katy B. He is fast becoming a go-to producer/writer outside of the instrumental grime sphere.

Mr. Mitch is a gentle giant, steadily, but forcefully pushing the boundaries of electronic music and pop culture in a way only he does.

 

ROISIN MURPHY NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE!

Roisin Murphy | 16/10/15

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Congratulations to our writer, the amazing Roisin Murphy, her LP 'Hairless Toys' (2015 Play It Again Sam) has just been shortlisted for this year's Mercury Music Prize!

 
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