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PANDA BEAR RELEASE NEW SINGLE, BOYS LATIN + SONIC BOOM SHORT FILM

Panda Bear | 29/01/15

Image: Panda Bear Press Shot

Boys Latin will be released as the second single from Panda Bear’s critically acclaimed recent album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, on 23rd March 2015.

The ‘Boys Latin’ video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, the duo behind videos for Bjork's ‘Wanderlust’ and Grizzly Bear's ‘Knife’. Their SF-based studio, Encyclopedia Pictura, animated the video in 3D over the course of 4 months. The story of a young woman out for a hike along a coastal tide pool turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction. She meets a man who seems to be in a similar predicament, and together they start a family of sorts. Watch the hallucinatory yet heartfelt video for ‘Boys Latin’, here.

Panda Bear and Sonic Boom (a.k.a. Pete Kember) shot a behind the scenes short film interview piece on the making of PBVSGR in Lisbon, Portugal directed by Sam Fleischner, watch it now.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.ka. Panda Bear, is out now. The album is available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP (available now digitally) in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP. Purchase the album HERE.

 

 

Panda Bear Tour Dates

 

WED 04/03/15 - London, UK - Brixton Electric

THU 05/03/15 – Brussels, BE - Orangerie

FRI 06/03/15 - Paris, FR - Gaité Lyrique  

SUN 08/03/15 - Zeewolde, NL - Where The Wild Things Are Festival

TUE 10/03/15 – Berlin, DE - Certain People @ Berghain

WED 11/03/15 – Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Maria Matos

THU 12/03/15 – Braga, Portugal - GNRation

FRI 10/04/15 – USA, Las Vegas, NV - Bunk House

SAT 11/04/15 – USA, Phoenix, AZ - Crescent

SUN 12/04/15 – USA, Indio, CA - Coachella

TUES 14/04/15 – USA, San Francisco, CA - The Independent

WED 15/04/15 – USA, Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery

THUR 16/04/15 – USA, Santa Cruz, CA - Coconut Grove

FRI 17/04/15 – USA, Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

SUN 19/04/15 – USA, Indio, CA -    Coachella

FRI 8/05/15 – USA, Nashville, TN - Exit/In

SAT 9/05/15 – USA, Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

SUN 10/05/15 – USA, Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Fest

THU 28/05/15 – USA, Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE WHERE YOU AT HEADLINE TOUR

The Bohicas | 26/01/15

Image: The Bohicas

Widely tipped to make a substantial breakthrough this year, East London quartet The Bohicas can now announce a UK tour that includes a London headline show at Oslo.

The tour builds upon the interest that was provoked by last year’s tracks XXX’ and ‘Swarm’, two kraut-engined, lazer-guided garage rock missiles which introduced the band as a formidable new force of both brain and brawn. With next single ‘To Die For’ (set to impact on March 2nd), The Bohicas have really come into full bloom, following their great melodic instincts the band lock into the capital h-hooks and killer riffs that'll see them spending a lot of time on your radio this summer.

Fresh from their recent ‘Swarm In Essexxx’ tour dates (check out exclusive tour footage shot by Libby Burke Wilde HERE) and in addition to the headline dates listed below, The Bohicas will also support Royal Blood at their intimate Brits Week 2015 show at London’s Koko on February 17th, as well as Drenge at the Dome in Tufnell Park on February 12th as part of this year’s NME Awards shows:

Feb

12th – London, The Dome, Tufnell Park (supporting Drenge)

17th – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire (supporting Royal Blood)

20th – London, Tooting Tram and Social

May

 

21st – Cambridge, Portland Arms

22nd – Nottingham, Bodega

26th – Sheffield, The Harley

27th – Glasgow, King Tuts

28th – Newcastle, Cluny

 

June

 

1st – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

2nd – Bristol, Louisiana

3rd – Southampton, Joiners

4th – London, Oslo

6th – Birmingham, The Rainbow

7th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

8th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

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 Dominic John. 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.


Official site                   Twitter              Facebook                     Instagram

 

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR BLINDLESSNESS

Bonnie Prince Billy | 21/01/15

Image: Bonnie Blindlessness

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy continues his endless march to the Singer's Grave with a third single from last fall's classic career highlight, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues, in which the same material that had been gathered to build 2011's Wolfroy Goes To Town was used, in a different time and under different circumstances, to make a different record, allowing the songs to impact in new ways upon the singers and the players - and, in time, our listening ears and restless minds.

The personal b-side to Mindlessness, aptly titled ‘Blindlessness’, features hallucinatory imagery, provided by Kyle Armstrong (Armstrong's 2012 short film MAGNETIC RECONNECTION was narrated by Will Oldham and scored by our comrade Jim O'Rourke). The visuals elevate Bonny’s brooding introspection to a new height as the cascades of light and colour illuminate brightly against the backdrop of succouring harmonies. Bonnie is seen blindfolded, safe and detached from his surroundings, yearning for a new reality. The steady and determined strums of his guitar echo as Bonnie sings, "Why can't I take what I have seen and get far away from here." His articulation is poignant and invites us all on an enduring journey of reflection, as vivid images blaze in the background.

If this video for ‘Blindlessness’ doesn't kill you, nothing will! And so the good news is ours - we won't have to live forever - just long enough to check out the new Bonnie 'Prince' Billy single. Watch below!

 

Purchase Mindlessness/Blindnessless 7 “ HERE

Purchase Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues HERE

 

JOB OPENING: D2C COORDINATOR

15/01/15

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Domino is looking for a D2C Coordinator to join our D2C team. This is a full-time role based in the London office.

The candidate will report to the D2C Manager and work across all D2C campaigns.

The role will suit someone who has existing retail or mail order experience/warehouse experience.  The ability to multi-task and to be organised is critical to being successful in this role. 

Please read the job description below and send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to vacancy@dominorecordco.com before Friday 30th January. Please also state your salary requirements.
 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Supplying in depth customer service and support
  • Processing and packing of all orders and organising the daily dispatch
  • Assist the D2C Manager on all campaign setups including project managing the marketing activity around launches and on-going campaigns
  • Assist the D2C Manager create and deliver set up assets, with social media, emails and website as well as developing templates for D2C newsletters
  • Assist the D2C Manager to compile all key data for D2C monthly reporting
  • Assist the D2C Manager on catalogue pricing monitoring
  • Work with the D2C Manager to develop D2C Dom Mart exclusives
  • Maintaining catalogue and stock levels and to evaluate sales trends
  • Report on campaigns and recommend improvements based on those findings
  • Provide general admin duties for the D2Cteam
  • Provide assistance to the Warehouse Manager to ensure the smooth overall running of the warehouse
  • You will be responsible for maintaining the Domino stock archive
  • From time to time you may be required to carry other duties as appropriate. 


Desired skills and experience

  • Two years of experience in customer services within E-Commerce in music or a related field
  • An understanding of the digital and physical supply chain
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • A professional manner with superior communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong computer competencies in the Microsoft package
  • An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work to deadline and work under pressure
  • Able to build and maintain working relationships with a wide range of people and remain diplomatic and tactful in all dealings
  • Works collaboratively with others and is open and trustworthy
  • Responds calmly to pressure and challenge
  • Basic HTML, and web development experience is desirable but not essential
 

FRÀNÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ANNOUNCE L’HOMME TRANQUILLE EP

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 15/01/15

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In the summer of 2013, Francois & The Atlas Mountains took a 10 day trip to Africa to tour and meet up with local musicians, with the intention of collaborating. Francois’ existing obsession with African music led to this excursion and what emerged became L’homme Tranquille, a four-track EP recorded across Ethopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Benin.

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Francois jammed with Papa Djiga Boubacar (on ngoni), Luc Kyenbreogo (bass ngoni) and Sanou Darra (balaphon) at the French Cultural Center, building on some simple compositions Francois had already prepared. ). Born from a jam built on some simple compositions Francois had already prepared, the track is about a European traveller dreaming about an African journey. This quickly developed into ‘Ayan Filé’, the EP’s opening track.

 

The EP will be launched via Le Monde on Tuesday January 20th, combined with the launch on January 19th of its new African channel. L’homme Tranquille will be available to download on January 20th and on 12” vinyl on February 2nd.

Until then, we invite you to discover Ayan Filé:

"’Ayan Filé came from a spontaneous jam. I started singing words about feeling spaced out as a European traveller landing in Africa. To which Sanou joined in by singing a line from a traditional Burkinabé tune that said ‘Look at us, we're arriving, pay attention to us’.

“We had a soundcard and a few microphones with us. We plugged them in to the computer and recorded all the instruments live. Because these musicians are so skilled and inventive we only did 2 or 3 takes for each songs.”

-       Francois Marry

Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be performing alongside Djiga Boubacar and Sanou Darra, who collaborated with them on the EP on the following dates:

JANUARY

29th: LEEDS, Howard Assembly Room (w/ Songhoy Blues support) TICKETS

30th: GLASGOW, The Arches (Celtic Connection) TICKETS

L’homme Tranquille tracklist:

 

1. Ayan Filé                                        

2. Jeans                                             

3. Volcan                                            

4. Dessine      

L’homme Tranquille will be available on 12” vinyl (RUG638T) and available to download (RUG638D). Pre-order via iTunes HERE and Dom Mart HERE.

 

KING CREOSOTE TO RELEASE ‘LARGS’ AS A SINGLE ON 2ND MARCH 2015 + UK TOUR

King Creosote | 13/01/15

Image: King Creosote photo cred Ross Trevail2

The upbeat ‘frantic jazz-polka’ track,‘Largs’ (as described in Uncut magazine), will be released as the next single from King Creosote’s From Scotland With Love, on 2nd March 2015.

King Creosote will be touring the UK and Ireland throughout January and February, with sold out shows at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Thursday 22nd January as part of Celtic Connections, in Gateshead on January 25th and at London’s Union Chapel on 2nd and 3rd February 2015.

All dates will be standard King Creosote shows apart from Celtic Connections, where Kenny will be performing the music from ‘From Scotland With Love’ live to a screening of the film, this time augmented by a twelve-piece band for what promises to be a very special night. This will also be the last chance for some time to see the film accompanied by a live performance.  Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

 

Tue 20 Jan 2015        UK      BELFAST                             OUT TO LUNCH FESTIVAL @ BLACK BOX

Thu 22 Jan 2015        UK      GLASGOW                           CELTIC CONNECTIONS @  ROYAL CONCERT HALL (live band performance to the film, From Scotland With Love) – SOLD OUT

Sun 25 Jan 2015        UK      GATESHEAD                      SAGE GATESEHEAD HALL 2 – SOLD OUT

Mon 26 Jan 2015       UK      WAKEFIELD                       UNITY WORKS     

Tue 27 Jan 2015        UK      MANCHESTER                   ACADEMY 2           

Thu 29 Jan 2015        UK      COVENTRY                         WARWICK ARTS CENTRE - THEATRE        

Fri 30 Jan 2015          UK      ASHFORD                            ST MARY'S CHURCH

Sat 31 Jan 2015         UK      BRISTOL                              THE MARBLE FACTORY          

Sun 01 Feb 2015        UK      SHOREHAM BY SEA         ROPETACKLE

Mon 02 Feb 2015       UK      LONDON                              UNION CHAPEL    

- SOLD OUT

Tue 03 Feb 2015        UK      LONDON                              UNION CHAPEL

- SOLD OUT

Fri 27th Feb 2015       SWEDEN      UPPSALA     UPPSALA KONSERT & KONGRESS (Ukk)

From Scotland With Love, which featured in The Sunday Times, Loud & Quiet and MOJO’s year-end lists and which critics described as ‘a lovingly crafted thing’ (Independent on Sunday) and ‘consistently superb’ (Loud & Quiet – 9/10), 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. Featuring archive footage from the National Library of Scotland Scottish Screen Archive, 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.

Watch the videos for Something To Believe In’ and ‘For One Night Only’, featuring footage from the film ‘From Scotland With Love’.

 

THE BOHICAS SHARE NEW SINGLE, 'TO DIE FOR'

The Bohicas | 12/01/15

Image: Bohicas To Die For

Poised for a major breakthrough in 2015, The Bohicas preview their upcoming debut album with the release of the new single ‘To Die For’ which impacts on March 2nd. The single builds upon the interest that was provoked by last year’s XXX’ and ‘Swarm’, two kraut-engined, lazer-guided garage rock missiles which introduced the band as a formidable new force of both brain and brawn.

Produced by Mark Rankin (Queens of the Stone Age, Bombay Bicycle Club), Chris Merrick Hughes (Tears For Fears, Adam And The Ants) and Oli Bayston (Toy, Boxed In), ‘To Die For’ continues to snap up disparate elements from the history of guitar music and forge them into something urgent and re-energised.

 

Currently completing their ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour of their homeland, The Bohicas will next headline BBC Introducing at Club NME at London’s Koko on January 16th before they support Drenge at the Dome in Tufnell Park on February 12th as part of this year’s NME Awards shows.

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 Dominic John. 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.

Official site                 Twitter                       Facebook                    Instagram

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘ROCK & ROLL IS COLD’ + RELEASE FRESH BLOOD FOR DOMINO ON MARCH 9

Matthew E. White | 12/01/15

Image: Matthew E White Fresh Blood

Bandleader and soul visionary Matthew E. White has unveiled 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', the first full single from Fresh Blood, his new album for Domino that's released on 9 March 2015.  

Despite White declaring that "everyone knows rock and roll is cold" in the first verse, 'Rock & Roll Is Cold' is actually the opposite, an effortlessly cool celebration of a song with a highly addictive piano melody and a slinky R&B groove. Sounding brighter and bolder than Big Inner with some serious pop chops in tow, it's unmistakably a Matthew E. White track - full of character and confidence as well as those pristine horn arrangements we've come to love.

"Rock & Roll Is Cold is about how we continue to take the most vibrant, soulful, deep music and make it a caricature of itself. We look into it, force it to turn in on itself, force it to turn back on itself, and we lose the source, we lose the mystery, the magic, and we seem to be unaware that any of that is even happening.“ – Matthew E. White

What's more, White's special solo show at St. Luke's on 10 March 2015 sold out mere hours after Fresh Blood's announcement. Full band shows for April 2015 detailed below.


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, minus strings/horns or choir. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes or DomMart.

Live dates:

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

Saturday 11th April – Richmond, VA, USA – The Broadberry

Tuesday 14 April - Glasgow, Oran Mor

Wednesday 15 April - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 16 April - Manchester, Gorilla

Friday 17 April - Gateshead, Sage

Saturday 18 April - Liverpool, Leaf

Sunday 19 April- Bristol, Marble Factory

Monday 20 April - London, Village Underground

 

NEW PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER INTERACTIVE WEBSITE LIVE NOW + BOILER ROOM DETAILS

Panda Bear | 07/01/15

Image: Panda Bear Press Shot

The brand new immersive PBVSGR.com interactive album preview website is now live, featuring an original soundtrack by Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, videos by Danny Perez and graphics by Marco Papiro, Patakk and Hugo Oliveira and other Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper curiosities. Head here to experience it yourself.

 

Panda Bear will be playing a very special show in NYC this Sunday, Jan 11th. Presented by Boiler Room, and taking place in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome as part of their live program Sunday Sessions, the show will be backed by a one-off reproduction of art collaborator Danny Perez’s tour visual display, in surround in the Dome. The full broadcast will be available to stream online via Boiler Room here. Tickets to this show are now sold out.

Panda Bear will also be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday, Jan 14th. Tune in to NBC from 11:35pm EST to see Panda Bear perform a song from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs.

 

 

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 12th, 2015, via Domino.

 

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP (available now digitally) in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All vinyl pre-orders come with a download of the full album and an instant download of the Mr Noah EP. All digital pre-orders come with an instant download of the EP.

 

SUN     11/1/15                  Queens, NY     USA                 MoMA PS1 – Boiler Room

WED   04/03/15                    London           UK                   Brixton Electric

THU    05/03/15                   Brussels         BE                   Orangerie

FRI      06/03/15                   Paris               FR                   Gaité Lyrique

SUN     08/03/15                   Zeewolde       NL                   Where The Wild Things Are Festival

TUE     10/03/15                   Berlin              DE                   Certain People @ Berghain

WED   11/03/15                   Lisbon              Portugal         Teatro Maria Matos

THU    12/03/15                   Braga              Portugal         GNRation

SUN     12/4/15                     Indio, CA         USA                 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

SUN     19/4/15                     Indio, CA         USA                 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

 

DOMINO PRESENTS ‘WAY BEYOND THE MOON’ A DOMINO NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC WITH CLINIC

06/01/15

Image: Clinic

We are pleased to announce that Clinic will be headlining our Domino night at The Half Moon Putney as part of a weeklong celebration of Independent Venue Week on January 31st 2015.

Following a hugely successful first year, Independent Venue Week is back in 2015 with a seven day long series of gigs running from 26th January – 1st February 2015. Domino returns for a second round at the Half Moon Putney following last year’s storming night of rock and roll with Archie Bronson Outfit and The Amazing Snakeheads.

It’s been fifteen years since the release of Clinic’s irrepressible debut EP and in that time they have essentially delivered an exquisite masterclass in fearless singularity. Their junkshop-trawling analogue fetishism and warm, smoky instrumentation give their songs such a vividly placeable sense of mood and atmosphere.  A band that never stray into the realm of the obvious or complacent; they truly represent the spirit of Independence.  

Keep watching the skies for a new transmission from planet Clinic.

In the meantime, here’s the video for ‘Miss You’, taken from their last album Free Reign HERE.

Support to be announced soon. Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door and available HERE.

Doors at 7:30 and DJs until 1am. Over 18s only.

The Half Moon Putney

93 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1EU

www.dominorecordco.comwww.halfmoon.co.uk - www.independentvenueweek.com - @IVW_UK

 

 
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