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BONNIE PRINCE BILLY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM SINGER'S GRAVE A SEA OF TONGUES RELEASED ON 22 SEPTEMBER

Bonnie Prince Billy | 28/08/14

Listen to the Interview HERE

Pre-order HERE

 

HOOKWORMS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THE HUM, STREAM THE NEW SINGLE THE IMPASSE

Hookworms | 28/08/14

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For more info, head to Weird World.

 

EUGENE MCGUINNESS SHARES VIDEO FOR THE CRUELER KIND AND UK TOUR DATES

Eugene McGuinness | 21/08/14

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Eugene McGuinness has unveiled the accompanying video for new single The Crueler Kind. The single will be released on Domino Records on Monday September 15th 2014.

 

Eugene will also be playing a string of shows in the UK starting off in his old stomping ground of Liverpool before finishing at London’s 100 Club on October 22nd.

The single is taken from his recent album, Chroma which was released in July. The video, directed by Nathan David Smith and filmed in Bermondsey, London follows Eugene trying to make a video, only to be outshone by his dancing co-stars and left a little worse for wear.

 

OCTOBER DATES

 

17th – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast – (TICKETS)

19th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s – (TICKETS)

20th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club– (TICKETS)

21st – Sheffield, The Harley– (TICKETS)
22nd  – London, 100 Club - (TICKETS)

 

KING CREOSOTE SHARES VIDEO FOR SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN PLUS UNION CHAPEL DATE

King Creosote | 20/08/14

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Something To Believe In will be released as the new single from King Creosote on 20th October 2014. The track is the elegiac album opener from From Scotland With Love, which critics described as ‘a lovingly crafted thing’ (Independent on Sunday), ‘consistently superb’ (Loud & Quiet – 9/10) and ‘a beautiful thing, flitting between affecting, inspiring, amusing and enchanting’ (Time Out – 4* lead review).

 

King Creosote can also announce a show at London’s Union Chapel on 3rd February 2015. Kenny will be accompanied by a six-piece band for what promises to be a very special night. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE. Both the matinee and evening shows on Saturday 27th September at London’s Barbican venue, Milton Court, are now sold out.

From Scotland With Love was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, which was commissioned for the Commonwealth Games. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives. The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date. From Scotland With Love is available now through Dom Mart, and iTunes, with an extended version available HERE.

 

 

LIVE DATES:

Sat 27 Sep 2014                 UK          LONDON MILTON COURT - MATINEE SHOW @ 4PM (live to a screening of the film) – sold out

Sat 27 Sep 2014                 UK          LONDON MILTON COURT – EVENING SHOW (live to a screening of the film) – sold out

Mon 06 Oct 2014              UK          BRISTOL               THEKLA

Tue 07 Oct 2014                UK          BRIGHTON          KOMEDIA

Wed 08 Oct 2014              UK          LIVERPOOL         THE EPSTEIN THEATRE                    

Fri 10 Oct 2014                   UK          KENDAL                BREWERY

Sat 11 Oct 2014                  UK          LEEDS    HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM

Sun 12 Oct 2014                UK          NANTWICH         WORDS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sat 18 Oct 2014          UK        DUNFERMLINE DUNFERLINE LIVE AT PJ MOLLOYS

Tue 03 Feb 2015         UK        LONDON      UNION CHAPEL

 

PEAKING LIGHTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM COSMIC LOGIC ON WEIRD WORLD RECORDS

Peaking Lights | 18/08/14

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ALL WE ARE PLAY NEW TRACKS FOR R1 SESSION & ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

All We Are | 14/08/14

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More info over at Double Six.

 

AUSTRA SHARE VIDEO FOR 'DOEPFER'; 'HABITAT' EP OUT NOW

Austra | 06/08/14

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Following on from videos for EP tracks ‘Habitat’ and ‘Hulluu’, Austra are pleased to share a video for ‘Doepfer’. Directed by Adrienne Crossman and filmed in various locations around Toronto, the ‘Doepfer’ video premiered with THUMP today and can be viewed here.

Made up of footage taken in Toronto and Berlin, the video for Austra’s Doepfer acts as a disruptive visual meditation on the third released track from their Habitat EP. Accompanying the percussive-heavy dark synth soundtrack, the visual landscape of the video is made up of eerie footage of dark hallways, a dead mouse, silhouetted figures and mysterious textured surfaces, including a pixelated close up of billowing tin foil. As the music intensifies so do the visuals, with an increased frequency of anamorphic glitched disruption. Shot, edited and co-directed (with drummer Maya Postepski) by Adrienne Crossman, the video for Doepfer is a glance into the distorted intricacies of the band’s increasingly experimental musical nature.

Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a four-track EP, is out now on Domino. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12” here from Austra or download from iTunes.

AUSTRA TOUR DATES

08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

09-04 Leipzeig, DE - Taubchenthal

09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

09-06 Gdansk, PL - Soundrive Festival

09-14 Austin, TX - Stargayzer Festival

09-21 San Francisco, CA - Folsom Street Fair

10-17 Montreal, QC - SAT

10-18 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

10-20 Fredericton, NB - The Capitol Complex

10-23 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-24 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-25 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-28 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic ^

^ with Broken Bells 

 

JON HOPKINS FINAL IMMUNITY SHOW AT LONDON’S BRIXTON ACADEMY ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2015

Jon Hopkins | 05/08/14

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Having sold out four of London's most prestigious venues since Immunity's release last June, Jon Hopkins announces a final audio-visual special at the legendary Brixton Academy on 24th April 2015. The night promises to be a true celebration of the album, pairing Jon's performance with live re-edits of the stunning videos and visuals that have been the signature of this tour. This show is not to be missed.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday 7th August at 11am from the following link:

http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/jon-hopkins-3/

Tickets: £17.50 Early Bird, £19.50 Advance

Times: 7pm-11pm

 

Jon Hopkins is also curating a night at The Warehouse Project in Manchester alongside Jamie XX on Friday 12th December. The line-up includes a DJ set from Modeselektor as well as performances from John Talabot, Leon Vynehall, Pangaea, Jamie XX and Hopkins. This event is sold out.

Full live dates are as follows, with UK & Irish shows in bold:

6th August – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival

8th August – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival

9th August – Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival (Main Stage)

29th August – Pula, HR @ Dimensions Festival

6th September – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival Number 6

19th September – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall – SOLD OUT

1st October – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast – Co-Headline with Nils Frahm

24th October – Mexico City, MX @ Mutek.MX

26th October – Glendalough House, County Wicklow, Ire, Samhain Festival,

4th December – Brighton, Brighton Dome, UK

12th December – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project – SOLD OUT

24th April – London – Brixton Academy

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS SET TO RELEASE SCATTEGORIES AS NEXT SINGLE

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 05/08/14

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Following the release of their new album Wig Out At Jagbags at the beginning of the year, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are to release a new digital only single, ‘Scattegories’ on Monday the 29th of September 2014.

Lyrics for Scattegories are as follows:

Scattegories

scattegories categories

scum electrocrat

automatic war

party crash, with balderdash

and arms of mickeys big

gets them every time

memory escapes ALphasia

pictionary, nixon, kerry, condoleezas rics--scattered on the floor

mott the hoople 's got no scruples with those groupie dames--

mascara and rye

tempers will be "flaring' soon----

Prior to the single’s release, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will play the following dates:

Mon 25 August            Brighton Old Market

Wed 27 August            Newcastle Riverside

Thurs 28 August          Nottingham The Rescue Rooms

Fri 29-31 August          End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire

Sat 30 August              Liverpool Kazamier

 

BILL RYDER-JONES ANNOUNCES DECEMBER UK TOUR

Bill Ryder-Jones | 04/08/14

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Bill Ryder-Jones has announced a nine date co-headline UK tour this December with Saint Saviour (formerly of Groove Armada), including a show at the Tabernacle in London on December the 12th. The tour coincides with the release of the new album from Saint Saviour which Ryder-Jones has collaborated on and produced.

Ryder-Jones will also be performing a very special show in Manchester Cathedral as part of the Manchester Literature Festival on 9th October. Ryder-Jones will be joined by the Manchester Camerata in the first live performance of his landmark album If… Composed and recorded as a tribute to Italo Calvino’s playful, postmodern novel If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller, If… is a collection of cinematic songs that fuse exquisite strings and sublime orchestral movements with emotive, vocal led pieces.

Bill Ryder-Jones is currently working on the follow-up to last year’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, for release in 2015.

LIVE DATES

 

9th October – Manchester – Manchester Cathedral (Manchester Literature Festival)

2nd December - Cambridge - Portland Arms *

4th December - Stockton On Tees - Georgian Theatre *

5th December - Glasgow - Nice and Sleazy's *

6th December - Manchester - Deaf Institute *

8th December - Birmingham - Horse & Hounds *

9th December - Bristol - Lantern *

10th December - Brighton - Komedia Studio Bar *

12th December - London - Tabernacle *

13th December - Liverpool – Kazimier *

* = co-headline tour with Saint Saviour

 
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