Eugene McGuinness has announced details of the release of a new single. The Crueler Kind will be released on Domino Records on Monday September 15th 2014.
The single is taken from his recent album, Chroma, which was released in July.
Recorded and produced by Dan Carey at his South London studio as part of the album sessions, the single features arguably one of the best rhythm sections in the UK, Tom and Leo from The Invisible.
Chroma,his Eugene’s album, following his self-titled debut in 2008, Glue(2009) and The Invitation To The Voyage (2012) treads a much more Spontaneous, stripped-back and raw path, perfectly showcasing his songwriting talent.
Following recent support dates with Jack White and a headline slot on the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park, The Amazing Snakeheads have announced a full UK tour for October 2014, including their biggest London show to date at The Electric Ballroom on the 23rd.
The Glasgow band will also be playing Secret Garden Party, Stockton Weekender and Reading & Leeds festivals over the summer as well as Bestival in September. Full live dates are below, with newly announced shows in bold.
The band’s debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, which saw its UK release in April, was featured on Pitchfork as their Advance Stream last week to coincide with the US release of the album. A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral record. Purchase it from Dom Mart HERE or from iTunes HERE.
You can watch the video for the band’s most recent single, Nighttime, HERE.
Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a remix package of In White Relief, their forthcoming new single on Domino Records.
The digital bundle will be available on Friday August 4th 2014 featuring a remix from Carter Tutti (electronic pioneers Chris Carter and Cosi Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle fame) and a suitably wigged-out cover version by Bo Ningen.
The tracklisting is:
1. In White Relief (Original)
2. Carter Tutti remix
3. Bo Ningen cover
The track,taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions.
Also, having recently played at Latitude festival and completed a short UK tour, culminating in a sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, the band head out across Europe over the summer to play a number of festivals and gigs. The full list of shows is as follows:
The list of dates is as follows:
1st Santander Santander Music Festival
8th Castelbuono, Sicily Ypsigrock
30th Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset End of the Road Festival
Devonté Hynes – aka Blood Orange – released his sophomore albumCupid Deluxeto critical acclaim last year. Today, he releases a new music video for Cupid Deluxe's grime-inspired track, "High Street" featuring British rapper, Skepta. ClickHEREto watch the video exclusively via ssense.com.
Subsequent to the release of Cupid Deluxe, Hynes has quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters, and producers in contemporary music: Cupid Deluxe earned recognition from both NPR Music and Pitchforkin their Top 50 Albums of the Year compilations. Known as "2014's answer to Lou Reed" according to GQ, 2014 has undoubtedly been the year of Devonté Hynes.
Blood Orange's partnership with SSENSE is part of the international online retailer's series of bi-weekly music-based videos, a project that has seen collaborations between established artists and creatives from every corner of the industry. So far, SSENSE has premiered videos for artists like Sky Ferreira, Hercules & Love Affair, and Henry Krinkle. In their most recent release, Maryam L'Ange directed Chloë Sevigny in a noir-inspired fashion film featuring music by electronica three-piece, Eaux. Every video allows viewers to shop the fashion featured on screen, while Blood Orange and Skepta's "High Street" offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming Fall season.
Cupid Deluxe is available for download via iTunes here, and you can order a physical copy of the release via Dom Mart, here. Blood Orange will also be completing his summer festival tour at events like at Lollapalooza in the US and Way Out West in Sweden, and will be headlining Central Park Summerstage in NYC in August.
Fresh from touring Australia and New Zealand, White Lung are poised to release new single ‘In Your Home’ on August 25thbefore tearing up North America with a string of live dates once again. Mish Way explains the video:
“This video was created by Justin Gradin and Ben Jacques. Justin has done all our album art since our first LP so ‘In Your Home’ is funny, demented and uncomfortable, it's perfect. The star of the video is my dear friend Christina Kenton who pushes the baby cart and smiles at the end. She's an incredible artist herself. This video is filled with people way more talented than the four of us.”
Watch the new video for ‘In Your Home’ below.
Deep Fantasy is their third full length and proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears that Vancouver’s hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in:
“I wanted it to sound more like a rock record than a punk record. I didn't want to lose any of the speed and aggression that we have, but I wanted more melodies,” says Way, “But it's still a really hard record.”
Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics. Guitarist Kenneth William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.
Mish compiled a playlist: ‘Songs That Inspired Deep Fantasy’, listenHERE
Deep Fantasy is available to buy now from Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE
White Lung Live Dates:
22nd: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
23rd: Church On York, Los Angeles, CA
25th-27th: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan
2nd: Great Scott, Boston, MA
3rd: Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
4th: DC9, Washington, DC
6th: Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh, NC
7th: The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL (w/Merchandise)
Toronto-based Austra have shared a video for Hulluu, directedby Zeesy Powers and featuring choreography and dancing from Emily Law.
Hulluuis the last track on Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP which is out now. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12" here from Austra or download from iTunes.
Katie Stelmanis from Austra said the following about the video:
‘I knew that I wanted the video for Hulluu to focus on movement. I've known Emily since I was 12 and she is the best dancer/waacker in Toronto so I definitely wanted her to be a part of it. Zeesy is a super-talented artist who I used to live with and collaborate with all the time making soundtracks for her performance art pieces (and who was actually the one to encourage me to start performing my own music in the first place). I thought it would be cool to work together again. We used a green screen and filmed Emily dancing to the track for about 4 hours.
In director Powers' words: "The spirit self is unleashed in the nightclub in your mind. The beat hits and time stops, speeds up, slows down. On the dance floor do you compete with others or only yourself? True freedom fills the body with what we have been, are, and could be. Shedding psychic bodies reveals the person always there. Move."
The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. The band has also announced North American dates supporting Broken Bells. Full dates are below.
“'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."
Austra tour dates:
07-03 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival
07-10 London, UK - Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival
07-16 Dombirth, AT – Conrad Sohm
07-17 Bologna, IT – Vicolo Bolognetti Covo Club
07-18 Ancona, IT – Spilla Festival
07-19 Ivrea, IT - A Night Like This Festival
07-26 San Sebastian, ES – Jazzaldia
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
08-15 Basel, CH – Kaserne
09-04 Leipzig, DE - Taubchenthal
09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival
09-06 Gdansk, PL – Soundrive Festival
09-14 Austin, TX – Stargayzer Festival
10-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *
10-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *
10-28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium *
Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a new single. In White Relief is released on Domino on Monday 25th August 2014.
The single,taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions.
Commenting on the single, Arp Cleveland of the band said, ” hi-fi sci-fi lo-fi low-lifes vertical lifting diagonal shifting hollering wallowing love wins I'm in simmering shivering bone shakes hip breaks skeletal grooves mental moves. Death defying love uniting bongo bangs bong-a-thon.”
The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Aiice Cohen who has previously directed videos for Maria Minerva and Majical Cloudz.
Also, having recently played a short UK tour, culminating in a sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, the band head out across Europe over the summer to play a number of festivals and gigs. The full list of shows is as follows:
The list of dates is as follows:
4th Vilanoa I la Geltru Vida Festival
7th Montreux The Rock Cave
19th Herk De Stad Rock Herk Festival
20th Southwold Latitude
8th Castelbuono, Sicily Ypsigrock
30th Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset End of the Road Festival
Francois & The Atlas Mountains have announced more UK dates to surround their Les Inrocks festival show at London’s Scala on November 11th. Prior to these dates the band will be supporting label mates Franz Ferdinand at Somerset House as part of the Summer Series on July 16th and performing at this year’s Green Man Festival in Wales. More information can be found below.
The new single from Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be ‘The Way To The Forest’. Out now, the track will be accompanied by remixes by Petite Noir and Ibibio Sound Machine.
Petite Noir brings the spirit of the carnival to the track, adding samba influenced drums and adjusting the song’s synths and vocals to create something summery and uplifting. Listen to it HERE.
The single is also accompanied by the magical video directed by Elliot Dear and produced by the team at BlinkInk, who were the creative minds behind last year’s ‘The Bear & The Hare’ advert for John Lewis. Watch HERE.
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK & Europe over the summer:
James Yorkston is pleased to announce details of a new single ‘Great Ghosts’. It is released on the 18th August and taken from his forthcoming new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society released on the same date through Domino Records.
As previously announced James Yorkston has brought together a broad and brilliant selection of players for his eighth studio album.
Great Ghosts is a beautiful, mocking lament in duet with fellow Scotswoman KT Tunstall. It also features The Pictish Trail and is produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor.
The accompanying video to Great Ghosts is a stop-motion animation directed by Marry Waterson from the Waterson folk clan.
‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ is available on CD (WIGCD329), double gatefold LP (WIGLP329) and deluxe double diecut gatefold LP (WIGLP329X) and digital (WIG329D).