2014 saw the release of James Yorkston’s Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society; a rich, collaborative album that featured brilliant and varied players KT Tunstall, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor (also on production duties), The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo and long-term musical buddies Jon Thorne and Emma Smith.
In an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, April 18th), The Demonstrations of The Craws collects the demos that later became the Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society album. 500 copies will be available worldwide. James will also be performing at Monorail in Glasgow on Record Store Day.
Cellardyke… finds James at his most personal and reflective following 2012’s I Was a Cat from a Book and this exclusive release captures the creation and emotions in a raw and engaging way.
The Blues You Sang
Guy Fawkes Signature
Thinking about Kat
Broken Wave (A Blues for Doogie)
King of the Moles
The Very, Very Best
A Short Blues
The Demonstrations of The Craws LP (WIGLP359) will be released on Saturday, April 18th exclusively for Record Store Day.
Saturday 18th April 2015 – Glasgow Monorail – Record Store Day performance
Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Edinburgh Summerhall – James Yorkston / Pip Dylan / Matt Norris
James Yorkston will be playing the following dates as a trio with Jon Thorne (double bass) and Suhail Yusuf Khan (Sarangi) as Yorkston/Thorne/Khan:
Monday 18th May 2015 – London Purcell Rooms, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tuesday 19 May 2015 – Bristol, The Cube
Wednesday 20th May 2015 – Reading, South Street Arts Centre
Thursday 21st May 2015 – Norwich, Arts Centre
Friday 22nd May 2015 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall Strathclyde Suite
Saturday 23rd May 2015 – Bangor, Neuadd Ogwen – with Lisa O’Neill
Domino Recording Co. is seeking a skilled individual for the full-time role of Digital Designer & Content Manager in the London office.
This position will oversee and lead the creation of digital creative assets for the label.
Core Activities Include:
• Creation of visual assets across artist marketing campaigns - including video pre-roll, banners, homepage takeovers; employing sympathetic and confident design from pre-existing components.
• Participating in and managing web design / development projects for the label, devising digital experiences and solutions for marketing campaigns - including device responsive campaign sites.
• Feedback digital campaign metrics to marketing team, and utilise digital marketing insights to inform improvements in design practices.
• Assist in managing digital video processes across current campaigns and the Domino catalogue: receiving, preparing/editing and distributing video to all our content partners, employing high levels of quality control throughout.
The successful candidate will be required to have:
• Confident experience in design across Photoshop / Abode Creative Suite applications and Final Cut Pro, including a strong working knowledge of video formats, production and transcoding. Experience in working with music (or film, TV) marketing briefs is preferable.
• Familiarity in working with third-party APIs.
• A knowledge and keen interest in Domino’s output and artists (or a broader interest in particular music genres) is desirable.
Please send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to email@example.com by 6th April 2015.
Please state your salary requirements in your cover letter. You should also include some examples of your previous design / development work.
Following a launch with The Fader, you can now listen to Patrick Watson’s ‘Places You Will Go’, the latest track to be taken from Love Songs for Robots, his highly anticipated fifth record which will be released on May 11th.
Love Songs For Robots is the follow-up to 2012’s Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim— Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”
The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains:
“I wanted to make a science fiction R’n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in.
“I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.”
Now approaching a decade as a band, it has been a truly interesting journey for Patrick Watson. While the man shines when composing over 15 scores for both film and television, Patrick Watson, Robbie Kuster (drums/percussions), Mishka Stein (bass) and most recently Joe Grass (guitars) accomplished such feats as playing to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival, receiving Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, performing in front of a full orchestra in 2011 in Amsterdam and again in their hometown of Montreal in 2013, and most recently performing two songs in Wim Wenders’s current 3D epic “Every Thing Will Be Fine”.
Patrick Watson will be on tour in May, including a date at London’s Bush Hall on May 11th. Full dates below:
Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart.
Domino Recording Co. is looking for an enthusiastic, tech-conscious individual to join the digital department of the label.
This full-time position will be based in the London office and will assist the day-to-day work of the department, supporting the content, marketing, sales and operations functions.
Note that the majority of workload within the role will be desk-based; there is a strong administrative focus to the role, in addition to aiding the creation, manipulation and distribution of digital campaign assets.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and dynamic individual wishing to further their experience and skillset within a busy digital music industry environment.
Core activities include:
·Uploading and distributing new videos to digital partners and platforms, including management of the video release schedule.
·Rights management - creating/maintaining video ownership policies and handling rights disputes.
· Channel management - updating visual assets, playlists and implementing best practices across label & artist channels.
·Editing of graphical, web and video assets - e.g. banner & audio ad creation, image resizing/reshaping, video cutting and re-encoding, basic HTML/CSS editing.
·Management of digital audio assets and catalogue - e.g. uploading new release audio to our CMS, distribution of links to assets.
·Creating and maintaining playlists and artist profiles across digital platforms.
·Collating digital retail and streaming reports - use of Spotify Analytics, YouTube CMS and iTunes Connect to pull ad-hoc sales and consumption data across specific artist projects; use of Microsoft Excel to collate and summarise data.
·Assisting with digital release set-up where required, e.g. metadata creation and managing delivery processes to DSPs.
·Ad-hoc administrative assistance, e.g. creating geo-targeted links.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following skills and experience:
·A strong and genuine interest in digital music/platforms and emerging technologies.
·A basic working knowledge of Photoshop, Final Cut Pro (or alternative video software) and basic HTML, CSS.
·A knowledge and awareness of audio & video formats, production and transcoding.
·Good administrative and organisation skills, particularly in use of Microsoft Office/Excel and content management systems.
· Experience in an office working environment (preferably within music or digital), with strong communicationskills both in-person and via e-mail.
·A proactive and self-starting attitude, with a keenness to both learn from others and self-teach.
·A meticulous eye to detail and attention.
·A knowledge and keen interest in Domino's output and artists (or a broader interest in particular music genres) is desirable.
To apply: Please send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 3rd 2015.
Please also state your salary requirements in your cover letter, and include a couple of practical examples of your previous work where possible.
Dan Deacon will be returning to Europe this summer, playing a string of dates following an extensive US tour that include four UK shows across Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester and a night at London’s Oval Space in June. Tickets and information can be found below.
Also, Dan Deacon revealed a remix of ‘Feel The Lightning’ by NYC-based band Anamanaguchi who put their signature 8-bit electronic twist on Gliss Riffer’s lead single.
Gliss Riffer is available on CD, LP, and as a download. Order it now from Domino or digitally fromiTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’ and ‘Learning to Relax.’
Dan Deacon tour dates:
4: Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party
7: Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
8: Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
9: PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
10: Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
16: Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
17: Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
18: Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
19: Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay
21: New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
23: Austin, TX - The Mohawk
24: Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
25: Dallas, TX - Tree’s
28: Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
29: San Diego, CA - Casbah
1: Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
5: Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
6: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
7: Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
8: Seattle, WA - Neumos
9: Boise, ID - The Shredder
10: Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
12: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
13: Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
14: Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
15: Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
16: Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
17: Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
19: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
20: Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
21: Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
22: Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
23: Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
29: France Nimes - This is not a Love Song Festival TICKETS
Following on from ‘Courage’, the heartrending first single from Villagers’ forthcoming album Darling Arithmetic, Conor O’Brien is proud to share a second listen from the album, in the form of the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The song premiered earlier today on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and can now be heard here.
Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, set for release on April 13th. Thefollow-up to Conor O’Brien’sdebut, Becoming a Jackal, andits successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.
Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this April and May 2015. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on 1st May. Live dates are as follows:
Mon 23 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Warsaw (with Laura Marling)
Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant download of ‘Courage’. (Watch the video for ‘Courage’ HERE).
After tearing through their homeland on the ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour and impressing as guests to Royal Blood and Drenge, The Bohicas can now announce details of their first ever London residency. They’ll hit The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All club night at The Social on four consecutive Wednesdays throughout April, with shows on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, alongside special guests and Domino DJs.
The Bohicas are four young men from Essex and the east London borderlands making ambitious and arresting rock 'n' roll. After introducing themselves to the world last year with the tracks ‘XXX’ and ‘Swarm’, their current single ‘To Die For’ continues to snap up disparate elements from the history of guitar music and forge them into something urgent and re-energised.
The Bohicas are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming debut album which will be released later this year. The quartet are also set to play the following headline shows and festivals in the summer:
Frontman Dominic McGuinness isn’t big on labelling their approach within the confines of genre. “You know when you go to see a great film at the cinema and come out of it feeling like you're the lead character, walking down the street like the Fonz or De Niro?” he questions. “I want people listening to our band to feel like that"
“People ask what sort of music we make, but if I say rock ‘n’ roll they instantly think of the fifties,” adds guitarist DominicJohn. “It’s the same starting point in terms of the energy behind it, but it’s not referential and it’s really not about looking back. It’s seeing that danger and energy, but taking it somewhere else.”
Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST has shared the video for “Oino”, the previously-revealed first track from the artist’s new project for Domino.
The video was shot by Dust’s brother, director Isaac Eastgate, during the pair’s travels recently and was “inspired by a story our grandad told us about a man imprisoned in the desert who escapes by singing to a wizard”, according to the artist.
Having previously used the moniker for a 12" release on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label in 2007, ‘Oino’, Dust's new single, is the first material to surface from the artist since the hiatus of Late Of The Pier, his previous band, in 2009.
Sam Dust spent much of his time after 2010 in Greenland, studying the effects of the Ivittuut region's electro-magnetic phenomena on recorded sound, and producing more than five secret uncredited projects - some of which have already trickled out into the world to public acclaim.
Evoking the disruptive pop spirit of musicians like David Byrne, Prince, Arthur Russell or Aphex Twin, Dust's revived LA PRIEST project once again sets him apart as a true outlying original. ‘Oino’ marks the beginning of this long over-due re-emergence and is just a glimpse of the gloriously alluring hole in the fabric of the universe he's torn for himself.
LA PRIEST will be performing live at The Great Escape in Brighton (14th – 16th May) with further dates to be announced.
On 9 March, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut Big Inner. Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood is now streaming in its entirety via NPR.
Featuring the effortlessly cool and highly addictive single 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', as well as the touching Phillip Seymour-Hoffman tribute 'Tranquility', Fresh Blood is described as "less of an album, more of a grand seduction" in a 4/5 review by Q.
To celebrate the release of the album, Matthew will be performing a special, stripped back show at a sold-out St. Luke's in London on 10 March. A full band headline tour in support of the record will take place in April, including a show at VillageUnderground on 20 April.
Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), vinyl (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D). There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes and DomMart.
Tuesday 3 March - Brooklyn, NY, BRIC
Monday 9 March - Paris, France, New Morning (Solo)
Tuesday 10 March - London, UK, St Luke's (Solo) SOLD OUT