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NEW WRITER: KING JAMES & THE SPECIAL MEN (JIMMY HORN)

King James & The Special Men | 25/09/14

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Domino welcomes "the champions of New Orleans classic R&B…" -Alex Rawls, My Spilt Milk

Hot. Sweaty. Raw. Soulful. King James & The Special Men sound like New Orleans on wax, and they represent the Crescent City like no other. Rhythm & Blues ("Rock and Roll", as it's referred to outside of New Orleans) was born in "The City That Care Forgot" during the late 40's/early 50's in the years after WWII, and these very special men indeed are doing everything possible to not only keep it alive, but make it strong, vibrant, and relevant to contemporary devourers of great music everywhere. How do they do it? With high-powered live shows and a steady stream of original recordings. Their Monday "red beans and R&B" residency at BJ's Lounge in the 9th Ward has become a must see show for travelers to New Orleans (including several world-famous musicians), and in the summer of 2013 they traveled to New York City to bring their unique style of raucous boogie to ecstatic crowds at Lincoln Center. In 2014, the group played with the inimitable Charles Bradley at Santa Monica Pier, and their debut album is scheduled for release via Special Man Records.

Today, the band's status as one of New Orleans' best kept secrets seems to be changing rapidly into something that is anything but. Their weekly gigs are routinely packed, and after the band finishes its last set in the wee, wee hours, you will find the same phrase on everybody's lips, whether local or globetrotter: "You gotta see The Special Men!"

 

NEW SIGNING: GIRL BAND

Girl Band | 18/09/14

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After a 7 minute single in "Lawman" at the start of the year, a 24 second follow-up in "The Cha Cha Cha", and then the critically accalimed, visceral hissy-fit of "De Bom Bom" ("could this be the best track ever?" - Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6) the Irish four piece today join us here at Domino Publising.

Formed a couple of years back and influenced by the likes of Bad Brains, Swell Maps, James Chance and the Contortions, Neu, The Birthday Party, Ben Frost and minimal techo, they take their melting pot of influences and open minds to create something almost indefineable.

                               



The band are currently on tour in Ireland and will follow this with further European dates in October and later into the year.

They will release their debut album in 2015.

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Upcoming live dates:

18th Sep – Clonakilty Int Guitar Fest – IRE
19th Sep – Joe Lees – Tullamore, IRE
26th Sep – Kasbah Social Club – Limerick, IRE
27th Sep – The Button Factory – Dublin IRE w/Cian Nugent and The Cosmos

2nd Oct – Waves Festival Vienna – AU
3rd Oct – Waves Festival Bratislava – SK
4th Oct – Final Club – Praha, CZ
5th Oct - Kino Šiška - Ljubljana, SL
9th Oct – Roisin Dubh – Galway, IRE
10th Oct – Spirit Store – Dundalk, IRE
16th Oct – Shapes – London, UK w/Prom
17th Oct – Night and Day Café – Manchester, UK
18th Oct – Triskel Arts Centre – Cork, IRE
31st Oct - Le Comfort Moderne - Poitiers, FR

                                                                           1st Nov - Soy Festival - Nantes, FR
                                                                           5th-9th Nov - Iceland Airwaves, IS

 

NEW WRITER: AVI BUFFALO (AVIGDOR ZAHNER-ISENBERG)

Avi Buffalo | 10/09/14

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We are pleased to welcome new signing Avi Buffalo to the Domino family. Embarking upon a sophomore effort can be a daunting task for any young upstart, and there’s no denying Avi Buffalo’s own bar was set quite high with 2010’s celebrated eponymous debut. Fear not, dear fans/family/friends/friends of friends/newcomers, there’s nothing in this tale about The Second Album—a.k.a. At Best Cuckold, due September 8th in Europe and September 9th in North America on Sub Pop—that even remotely resembles a slump; in fact, it would be entirely appropriate to say that this Long Beach, California, enterprise is getting better with age.

At the ripe old age of 23, Avi Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), armed with all of the experience he’s compiled over the past few years. And he’s made sure the second time around will be just as memorable as the first.

 

NEW WRITER: PLANNINGTOROCK

Planningtorock | 27/08/14

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Jam Rostron, Bolton-born, Berlin-based is welcomed to the Domino Publishing family. The artist behind the multimedia recording and performance project Planningtorock, her 2014 LP 'All Love’s Legal' is both an extension of her previous work and a refinement and of its ideas and sonics. Planningtorock has always incorporated politics into her music, but this is by far her most explicitly political record yet. It follows 'W', which was released on DFA in 2011, and her 2006 debut album 'Have It All', as well as 'Tomorrow, In A Year', her acclaimed collaboration with Mt. Sims and The Knife. With a refined sonic palette, focused political intent, and a  new name – having changed it from Janine to JamPlanningtorock embarks on an exciting new phase.

 
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