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REAL ESTATE - ATLAS

Real Estate | 14/01/14

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Atlasthe new album by New Jersey's Real Estate, arrives through Domino on March 3rd 2014. A triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship, Atlas carefully refines, and ultimately perfects, the brilliantly distinct artistic vision that made its predecessors Days and Real Estate so beloved.

The most collaborative Real Estate record to date, Atlas was written by Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, Alex Bleeker and Jackson Pollis while cruising through the Arizona desert and during a presser in Madrid, in a practice room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and in an attic in the band's hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey. It was recorded in the summer of 2013 in Chicago with Tom Schick (Sean Lennon, Low, Cibo Matto) at Wilco's loft studio where new member Matt Kallman (formerly of Girls) joined the fold on keyboards.

Atlas is intimate and spare. It conjures quiet, late-night drives down wooded highways, rural rambles with friends (and maybe a love interest) on the sunniest afternoons of the year, and hazy summer evenings spent alone, thinking back to those times and the people who were with you for them. You can catch glints of Galaxie 500, Little Wings, Luna, Neu, Nick Drake, and Pavement, and also Fairfield Porter, Milton Avery, and Albert York. It’s a precise and taut, uniquely American variety of impressionism, cut through with a melancholia that can feel variously heartbreaking and newly wise.

The cover seems important. It shows sections of a mural by a Polish artist named Stefan Knapp that hung for more than 30 years outside a department store in North Jersey that went under in the ‘90s. For a time it was regarded as the largest mural in the world. The band grew up a few minutes away and spent years driving by the abandoned building and its monumental painting.

Atlas will be released on March 3rd 2014 and will be available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and digitally (WIG320D). iTunes pre-orders will come with an instant download of ‘Talking Backwards’. Pre-order through iTunes HERE. A limited edition deluxe LP with a bonus 7” will also be available from selected independent stores and through Dom Mart (WIGLP320X). Pre-order HERE.

Watch the full version of ‘Talking Backwards’ HERE.

Real Estate will play the following European dates in February:

Feb 17 - Point Ephemere, Paris (TICKETS)
Feb 19 - Bush Hall, London (TICKETS)
Feb 22 – Paradiso, Amsterdam (TICKETS)
Feb 28 - Noise Pop Festival - San Francisco, CA
Mar 1 - Noise Pop Festival - San Francisco, CA
Mar 3 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Mar 4 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
Mar 6 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
Mar 8 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 9 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
Mar 11 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 19 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
Mar 20 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
Mar 21 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
Mar 22 - Il Motore - Montreal, QC
Mar 23 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
Mar 25 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
Mar 26 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
Mar 27 - Metro - Chicago, IL
Mar 28 - Firebird - St Louis, MO
Mar 29 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Mar 31 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
Apr 1 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
Apr 2 - 930 Club - Washington, DC
Apr 3 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 5 - Webster Hall - New York, NY


Atlas Tracklist:

  1. Had To Hear
  2. Past Lives
  3. Talking Backwards
  4. April’s Song
  5. The Bend
  6. Crime
  7. Primitive
  8. How Might I Live
  9. Horizon
  10. Navigator
 

CASS MCCOMBS RELEASES ‘BRIGHTER!’ – A TRIBUTE TO KAREN BLACK

13/01/14

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Ahead of his headline performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight in the framework of his latest UK tour, today appears the second of four videos to appear this month from Cass McCombs, and this one's something special.  

Featuring a tour-de-force vocal performance by the late Karen Black,Brighter!’ is one of the highlights of McCombs's latest album, Big Wheel And Others, and the video directed by the iconic actress and singer's surviving husband, director Stephen Eckelberry, is a moving tribute to her unique legacy. Eckelberry explains:

“Cass McCombs emailed me in late November 2013 and asked if I would create a music video for ‘Brighter!’ - the song he recorded with Karen in December 2012 - using classic clips from her movies.  It struck me as an opportunity to explore a theme that interests me - the relationship of film and memory. We watch a movie and the images from that movie become part of our memory stream.”

 

My own memories of Karen are intertwined with memories of her in films - it gets messier for me since I directed several movies she was in - which memory is stronger; Karen during making the film or what ended up on screen?  An image came to me: Cass himself becoming a screen for the projection of images of Karen - as if his memories of her were playing themselves out over his body.

 

I found a clip I had shot with my iPhone when Cass was over at our house rehearsing the song with Karen, and I combined that with clips of her movies, some iconic, some more obscure, and I weaved in footage of fire, sparks, burning...  The song does seem to deal with hell, or is it the hell of fame?”

Black, who passed away on August 8th, 2013 after battling ampullary cancer, had a long and storied career filled with accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Five Easy Pieces and a Grammy nomination for her contributions to the soundtrack for the Robert Altman-directed Nashville. ‘Brighter!’ was the second collaboration between McCombs and Black, the first being her hauntingly memorable contributions to "Dreams-Come-True-Girl," a standout track on McCombs's 2009 album, Catacombs.

Cass McCombs and his band are currently on tour, wrapping up a successful UK and Ireland tonight with a headline show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.  The remaining dates take them across Europe to Australia and are available below.

Tour dates:

13.01 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

16.01 Teatro Maria Matos Lisbon, Portugal

17.01 Teatro Aveirense Aveiro City, Portugal

18.01 Casa de Artes VN Famalicao, Portugal

19.01 Salon Teatro de Santiago Santiago, Spain

20.01 El Sol Madrid, Spain

21.01 Edificio Cadiz, Spain

23 .01 La Sala (2) Apolo,   Barcelona, Spain

24 .01 Bordeaux Rocks,  Bordeaux, France

25.01 Le 106, Rouen, France

26 .01 MoFo Festival @ Mains D'Ouevres, Paris, France

30.01 Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia

31.01 Laneway Brisbane RNA, Australia

1.02 Laneway Melbourne, Australia

2.02 Laneway Sydney, Australia

6 .02 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, Australia

7.02 Laneway Adelaide, Australia

8.02 Laneway Fremantle, Australia

17 - 20.07 Latitude Festival Suffolk

You can purchase 'Big Wheel And Others via all good record stores, iTunes<http://smarturl.it/BigWheelAndOthers> and the Domino Mart<http://www.dominorecordco.com/bigwheelandothers>.

 

DOMINO IS SEEKING AN INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT

13/01/14

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Domino is seeking an International Assistant to be part of the Domino International Team, supporting our work across all campaigns.

The role requires good organizational and computer skills including some experience in these areas: collecting sales figures, servicing digital music and videos, providing marketing tools and merchandising to the territories and assisting on some aspects of international promotions.   One year experience working with artist managers, record labels and international structures is preferred.

The position is based in our London office.  Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to: internationaljob@dominorecordco.com

Closing date is Jan 20

 

'A BAD MOON RISING' - A DOMINO NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC WITH ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT & THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS

09/01/14

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Domino celebrates Independent Venue Week by hosting a night at our local independent venue and one of London’s longest running establishments, The Half Moon Putney.

On January 28th Archie Bronson Outfit will bring their deep riffs and heavy grooves back to their old stomping ground of SW15. Special guests are Glaswegian fire brand rock and roll trio, The Amazing Snakeheads, one of the most exciting new bands around today.

Independent Venue Week is a 6 day long series of gigs running from 28th January through to the 2nd Feb with 18 participating venues including Glasgow King Tuts, Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach and York’s Fibbers bringing artists, labels and promoters together to celebrate these treasured venues. The Half Moon Putney since opening its doors in 1963 has hosted shows with Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Kate Bush; the Half Moon has seen them all.  Domino is delighted to align ourselves with such a legendary local space.

Doors open at 8pm so join us for a much needed blast of revelry as January draws to a close. We’re making it a party and our Domino Mart stall will be open with various giveaways for those first early birds through the doors as well as Domino DJ’s providing the party jams. It’s going to be a night to remember.

Tickets are £5.00 in advance and £7.00 on the door and available online HERE

Listen to ‘Dart For My Sweetheart’ by Archie Bronson Outfit HERE and The Amazing Snakeheads’ current single ‘Flatlining’ HERE.

The Half Moon Putney

93 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1EU

 

WILD BEASTS, PRESENT TENSE

Wild Beasts | 07/01/14

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Domino is proud to present the fourth album from Wild Beasts, Present Tense, released on 24th February 2014. The album opener, Wanderlust, will be released as the first single on the same day.

Present Tense is a dramatically new album – taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.

Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe, Tom Fleming, Chris Talbot and Ben Little took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks of Present Tense. Written in London and recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, the band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production, Present Tense also finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers – each one of the album’s eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics.

Already rightly considered to be one of contemporary Britain's most innovative and vital bands, Present Tense sees the group's ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights - boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms whilst retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.

Present Tense will be available on CD (WIGCD279), Digital (WIG279D), LP (WIGLP279) and Deluxe LP with bonus 12” (WIGLP279X) featuring remixes of Wanderlust by Factory Floor and The Field.

 

Pre-order the album digitally or via Dom Mart to receive an instant grat of Wanderlust. The single will be available as a four track digital bundle (RUG573D1) from 24th February with a new song, Byzantine, plus remixes from Factory Floor and The Field.  Buy ‘Wanderlust’ HERE.

The accompanying video was directed by Barcelona-based collective NYSU, watch it HERE

 

The tracklisting for Present Tense is as follows:

1 Wanderlust

2 Nature Boy

3 Mecca

4 Sweet Spot

5 Daughters

6 Pregnant Pause

7 A Simple Beautiful Truth

8 A Dog’s Life

9 Past Perfect

10 New Life

11. Palace

Wild Beasts have just confirmed the following dates.  Tickets are available for pre-order from 9am on Wednesday the 8th of January from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk, general sale 9am on Friday the 10th of January:

Tuesday 18th February            Paris                Nouveau Casino

Tuesday 4th March                  Brooklyn         Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Thursday 6th March                 Los Angeles    The Troubadour

Saturday 8th March                 Mexico City    El Plaza Condesa

Wednesday 26th March         Manchester    Albert Hall

Thursday 27th March            Glasgow         Arches

Saturday 29th March             Dublin                        Olympia

Sunday 30th March               Bristol             Academy 1

Monday 31st March               Cambridge     Corn Exchange

Tuesday 1st April                   London           Brixton Academy

Thursday 3rd April                   Amsterdam     Melkweg

Friday 4th April                       Rotterdam       Motel Mozaique Festival

Saturday 5th April                   Cologne           Gebaude

Sunday 6th April                      Berlin              Lido

Monday 7th April                    Hamburg         Knust

Wednesday 9th April               Munich            Strom

Thursday 10th April                 Milan               Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti

Friday 11th April                     Lyon                Marche-Gare

Saturday 12th April                 Zurich              Plaza Club

Sunday 13th April                    Lille                 Aeronef

Tuesday 15th April                  Brussels           Orangerie

 

CASS MCCOMBS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “BIG WHEEL”

Cass McCombs | 06/01/14

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Cass McCombs today premieres the video for "Big Wheel", the (almost) titular track from "Big Wheel and Others", his most recent album. Shot by Cass's long-term friend and collaborator Albert Herter in New York, California and China, its chaotic, clashing imagery and oblique sloganeering are the perfect accompaniment to a song that see McCombs subtlety yet powerfully dismantle generally agreed notions of Western masculinity and identity with his uniquely irreverent wit and insight. 

Well versed in the practice of visually representing the Cass way, Herter's previous collaborations with the artist have come in the form of the beautiful illustrations that adorn the cover of "Big Wheel and Others" as well as the cover art of 2011's astounding albums "Humor Risk" and "Wit's End." 

The twenty-two song long 'Big Wheel and Others' is a marauding marvel of great beauty, insight, humour and mystery that truly sees McCombs at the peak of his mercurial powers - his restless muse making stops at all the strangest, most singular roadsides of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and more on its nomadic quest for human truth and understanding. In equal parts bucolically gorgeous and thrillingly roughshod, mischievously obtuse and devastatingly direct, painfully personal and cosmically universal, 'Big Wheel...' is the perfect distillation of over a decade's worth of creation and chaos in the life of a true pillar of the American underground.  You can buy ‘Big Wheel And Others via all good record stores,  iTunes and via Dom Mart.

Tour dates:

08.01   Colston Hall                             Bristol (tickets)

09.01   CCA                                        Glasgow (tickets)

10.01   Deaf Institute                           Manchester (tickets)

11.01   Workmans Club                       Dublin (tickets)

13.01   Queen Elizabeth Hall             London (tickets)

16.01   Teatro Maria Matos                  Lisbon, Portugal

17.01   Teatro Aveirense                     Aveiro City, Portugal

18.01   Casa de Artes                           VN Famalicao, Portugal

19.01   Salon Teatro de Santiago         Santiago, Spain

20.01   El Sol                                       Madrid, Spain

21.01   Edificio                                    Cadiz, Spain

23 .01  La Sala (2) Apolo                    Barcelona, Spain

24 .01  Bordeaux Rocks                      Bordeaux, France

25.01    Le 106                                                Rouen, France

26 .01  MoFo Festival                          @ Mains D’Ouevres, Paris, France

30.01   Northcote Social Club              Melbourne, Australia

31.01   Laneway                                  Brisbane RNA, Australia

1.02     Laneway                                  Melbourne, Australia

2.02     Laneway                                  Sydney, Australia

6 .02    Oxford Art Factory                  Sydney, Australia

7.02     ­Laneway                                  Adelaide, Australia

8.02     Laneway                                  Fremantle, Australia

 

17 – 20.07 Latitude Festival                Suffolk (tickets)

 

 

 

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES FIRE ALONG WITH FEBRUARY TOUR SUPPORT

Anna Calvi | 19/12/13

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Having released One Breath, the follow-up to her Mercury and Brit-nominated debut, Anna Calvi has just released new single ‘Suddenly’ and you can listen to its b-side, a dark and brooding cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Fire’ HERE.

In addition, Woman’s Hour and Anna Meredith have been announced as support acts during her UK tour in February 2014. Full details below.

Personal and fiery, One Breath is more instinctive and urgent than its predecessor, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion. Order the album through Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE. ‘Suddenly’ and ‘Fire’ are available to download now and will be available as a 7” (RUG560) from Monday 23rd December. Order HERE.

Anna Calvi will next tour the UK in February 2014 with Woman’s Hour (Secretly Canadian) and Anna Meredith (Moshi Moshi). Tickets for all shows are available Tickets for all shows are available HERE. Full live dates are as follows:

Feb 1 - Ireland: Dublin – Vicar Street (w/Anna Meredith)

Feb 2 – N Ire: Belfast, Empire (w/ Anna Meredith)  

Feb 4 – UK: Leeds, Met University (w/Anna Meredith)

Feb 5 – Scot: Glasgow, The Arches (w/Anna Meredith)       

Feb 6 – UK: Manchester, Albert Halls          (w/Anna Meredith)                             

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy (w/ Woman’s Hour & Anna Meredith)

Feb 10 – UK: Birmingham, Institute (w/Woman’s Hour)

Feb 11 – UK: Brighton, All Saints Church (w/Woman’s Hour)        

Feb 12 – UK: Bath, Komedia (w/Woman’s Hour)

 

ALL FOUR CLASSIC ORANGE JUICE ALBUMS TO BE REISSUED

Orange Juice | 18/12/13

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On 3 February 2014 Domino are proud to be reissuing 4 albums from Orange Juice, Glasgow's finest purveyors of the Sound of Young Scotland who, led by Edwyn Collins, blazed a trail of self-reliance and literate pop writing.

The albums, all available on CD, vinyl and digitally are:

'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever' (REWIG49)

'Rip It Up' (REWIG50)

'Texas Fever' (REWIG51)

'The Orange Juice' (REWIG52)

Not only are Domino re-pressing the sold out re-issues of the original albums on vinyl, but they are all also getting parallel CD and digital editions to boot.

All 4 albums are remastered and include the original lyric sheets and printed inner sleeves (save 'Texas Fever' which had none), and vinyl comes with a complimentary download.

Watch the video for ‘Rip It Up’ HERE.

The tracklisting for the reissues is as follows:

You Can't Hide Your Love Forever

 

Falling And Laughing  
Untitled Melody 
Wan Light 
Tender Object  
Dying Day 
L.O.V.E. (Love)   

 Intuition Told Me (Part 1)    
Upwards And Onwards   
Satellite City  
Three Cheers For Our Side  
Consolation Prize 
Felicity 
In A Nutshell  

Rip It Up

Rip It Up  
A Million Pleading Faces 
Mud In Your Eye   
Turn Away   
Breakfast Time  
I Can't Help Myself 

Flesh Of My Flesh   
Louise Louise  
Hokoyo 
Tenter Hook

Texas Fever

Bridge   
Craziest Feeling   
Punch Drunk
The Day I Went Down To Texas   
A Place In My Heart   
A Sad Lament

The Orange Juice

Lean Period   
I Guess I'm Just A Little Too Sensitive   
Burning Desire   
Scaremonger   
The Artisans
What Presence?!   
Out For The Count   
Get While The Gettings Good   
All That Ever Mattered   
Salmon Fishing In New York

 

FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS NEW UK DATES ANNOUNCED

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 18/12/13

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Domino is excited to announce the live return of Francois & The Atlas Mountains. The group will play six dates in the UK in March. The full list can be found below.

Francois & The Atlas Mountains are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to 2012’s E Volo Love.

Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be playing the following dates:

MARCH

26/03 - London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (TICKETS)

27/03 - Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2) TICKETS

28/03 - Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS

29/03 - Glasgow, Stereo - TICKETS

30/03 - Manchester, The Roadhouse - TICKETS

 

ABOUT GROUP FEBRUARY 2014 LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

About Group | 18/12/13

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Following the release of About Group’s second album Between The Walls in July this year, the trio have announced a string of UK dates for next year. Full dates can be found below.

As an album, Between The Walls captures the sound of a band 'playing' together, in both senses of the word - experimenting and trying things, being playful, as much as being a group performing as a unit together and now that can be experienced live.

Between The Walls is on CD (WIGCD292), LP (WIGLP292), DL (WIG292D). Order HERE

 

FEBRUARY 2014

23rd: LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club (TICKETS)

24th: GLASGOW, Broadcast (TICKETS)

25th: MANCHESTER, Band on the Wall (TICKETS)

26th: LONDON, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall (TICKETS)

 

HUMAN STYLIN' WITH MATTHEW E. WHITE

Matthew E. White | 16/12/13

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Last night, Matthew E. White and his marvellous band wrapped up what has been a banner year with a hometown show in Richmond, Virginia and today we celebrate further with the release of the "Human Style" video.

One of the highlights of Big Inner: Outer Face Edition, "Human Style" is a simmering, silken come-on of a pop song - simultaneously boasting some of White's most direct songwriting and his most experimental production to date. The video, directed by Tony Forgey, collects some sumptuous behind-the-scenes footage and photography from the Outer Face recording sessions in White's much-celebrated Richmond, VA Spacebomb studio - offering a unique insight into a unique artistic community and their creative process.

Watch "Human Style" here.

Meanwhile, Big Inner, continues to win hearts and minds in the end of year polls including the GuardianRough Trade  and Resident for whom it is their #1 album of the year

Finally, follow Matt's great Tumblr for all things Big Inner, Outer Face & Spacebomb

 

DOMINO STAFF BEST-OF 2013

Various Artists | 16/12/13

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As the end of year approaches we here at Domino HQ have been reflecting on our favourite moments of 2013. Albums, songs, gigs, moments, food, anything that took our fancy really!

Sam Flynn

(In no particular order)

Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

Drenge – Drenge

Rhye – Woman

William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?  

GTA V

Breaking Bad

The vibes/concern ‘Re: The Cans’ at Latitude

The Amazing Snakeheads @ The Great Escape

Arctic Monkeys AM/Headline slot at Glastonbury

Sainsburys Café Wandsworth (Grand Opening)

Anne Haffmans

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Push The Sky Away"

2. Nick Cave playing at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, November 10th 

3. Goldfrapp "Tales Of Us"

4. Goldfrapp playing at the Manchester Festival in August

5. Jon Hopkins "Immunity"

6. Darkside "Psychic"

7. Kofelgschroa "Mammut"

8. Bilderbuch "Feinste Seide" EP and video for "Maschin" and "Plansch"

9. Arctic Monkeys "AM"

10. Apparat "Krieg & Frieden" live @ Haus der Berliner Festspiele 

Stephen Newell

f*ck buttons – the red wing (track)

dj koze – amygdala (lp)

chance the rapper – acid rap (lp)

angel olsen – the waiting (track)

arctic monkeys – am (lp)

william onyeabor – atomic bomb (track)

josh ritter – hopeful (track)

oneohtrix point never – r plus seven (lp)

the sainsbury’s café (eatery)

roky erickson – the evil one / brian hyland s/t (reissue/discovery) (lps)

Donna Vergier

1)      Do I Wanna Know?

2)      Love Is The Drug (Jazz Age Version)

3)      Mercury Nominations

4)      Domino Mid-summer’s BBQ party

5)      Arctic Monkeys Club 69 Brussels Event

6)      Franz Ferdinand at Silencio in Paris

7)      The Amazing Snakeheads DJ set at Silencio

8)      Domino Night in Paris

9)      Anna Calvi – “Sing To Me” on French TV

10)    Bill Ryder Jones

Ben Hardman

Velour –Speedway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erVIbIpY3Ew

Eastbound and Down – Season 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoUM8hlJzls

Zomby – With Love – Glass Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXY5zQgSlyw

OneOhTrixPointNever – Still Life http://vimeo.com/75534042

Bioshock Infinite – Beachboys - God only knows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6FsZClGlY

Rustie – Slasherr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stT4VAnVfY4

Tracks - Man On Road - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK-okdwv09g

Luxury Elite - Midnight – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG1VjQw8qQ4

GTA V - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHyQI_tYHFg

Fatima Al Qadiri –Ghost Raid -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV8t0lD94q0

Assassin’s Creed Black Flag – you can get your crew to sing sea shanties - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEj7SV75D38

Bicep’s new Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R-mdKx7f-U

Lorn Debris EP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-oSuX8Vx-o

Neill Blomkamp did a new film called Elysium - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOr6KfyhPwY

Alan Partridge did a film - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ed2pifRpc0

Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jTg-q6Drt0

Max Brudi

01. Flume - Flume

02. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

03. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

04. Matthew E White - Big Inner

05. Bot’ox - Sans Dormir

06. Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe

07. A$ap Rocky - Live Love A$AP

08. Holy Ghost! - Dynamics

09. Tyler, The Creator - Wolf

10. Kavinsky – Outrun

Gregory Wells

1. Mood Rings ‘VPI Harmony’ album

2. Daniel Avery ‘Drone Logic’ album

3. discovering (and eating a lot of) Mussels

4. Snakehips remixes (all of them)

5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’ album

6. F*** Buttons headline slot at the Park Stage (Glastonbury)

7. Bugles ‘fromage' flavour Crisps  (only available in France unfortunately)

8. Foxygen ‘We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic’ album

9. Fort Romeau ‘Stay True’ artwork

10. Moodoid ‘De Folie Pure’ video

Paula Williams

Getting married

Finishing my CIMA qualification

Breaking Bad (I watched the whole lot this year)

Liverpool Ladies winning the FAWSL

The Skints at Koko

QOTSA at Wembley

King Prawn at Koko

QOTSA - …Like Clockwork

By The Rivers – self titled debut album

Alkaline Trio – My Shame is True

Sam Williams

DJ Koze – Amygdala

Kanye West – Yeezus

Galcher Lustwerk – 100% Galcher Mixtape for Blowing Up The Workshop

Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap

Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Dean Blunt - The Redeemer

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels

Ten Walls – Gotham (track)

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

Brendan O’Boyle

Jon Hopkins - ‘Immunity’

The Acid - ‘The Acid’ (EP)

Kit Grill - ‘Mirror Image’

Darkstar - ‘News From Nowhere’

Savages - ‘Silence Yourself’

These New Puritans – ‘Field of Reeds’

Atoms For Peace - ‘AMOK’

Bonobo - ‘Late Night Tales’ (Mixtape)

Darkside - ‘Psychic’

Moderat – ‘II’

Christophe Moracin

1- Fuck Buttons " Slow Focus "

2- Majical Cloundz  " Impersonator "

3- Factory Floor  " S/T "

4- Anna Calvi  " One Breath"

5 - Magik Markers " Surrender to the Fantasy "

6 - No Age " An Object "

7 - Yo La Tengo "  Fade "

8 - The Knife " Shaking the Habitual"

9 - My Bloody Valentine " mbv "

10- Deafheaven " Sunbather" 

Natasha Parker

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

Drenge – Drenge

Daughter – If You Leave

Bonobo – Late Night Tales

Daniel Avery – Drone Logic

Arctic Monkeys – AM

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day

Savages –Silence Yourself

Bernie Devilly

Bill Callahan  ‘Dream River’

Autre Ne Veut ‘Anxiety’

Jon Hopkins ‘Immunity’

Phosphorescent ‘Muchacho’

MØ ‘Bikini Daze

John Grant & Conor J O’Brien performing ‘Glacier’ together at Other Voices, Wiltons Music Hall. Shivers.

Arctic Monkeys at The Roundhouse, iTunes Festival

The favourable Domino vibes/cans ratio at Latitude

The Book Of Mormon. Twice. No regrets.

The Red Rooster dining experience, Harlem, NY. Twice. No regrets.

Henry Thomas

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II

2. Windhand, Soma

3. Jon Hopkins, Immunity

3. QOTSA, Like Clockwork

5. Chelsea Wolfe, Pain Is Beauty

6. Mikael Cronin, MC II

7. Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

8. Speedy Ortiz, Major Arcana

9. Boards Of Canada, Tomorrow’s Harvest

10. Midlake, Antiphon

Louis Lloyd

1) Spending January enjoying the sunshine in Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil

2) The vibes, cans, Texas and Tom Hardman at Latitude

3) Blurred Lines

4) House of Cards

5) The Glastonbury tipi

6) iTunes Festival: Katy Perry, AM, Avicii, HAIM, Tinie and hanging out with Josh at QOTSA

7) Girls Aloud reunion at The O2

8) Major Lazer album/Warehouse Project/Glasto/night in Shoreditch

9) Arcade Fire @ the Roundhouse

10) Pet Shop Boys – Electric

*Must not forget meeting Chris Martin*

Duncan Spiers

Kanye West – On Sight

Tired Pony – All Things At Once

Baby Blue – Bump

Migos – Versace (feat. Drake)

Mariah Carey – #Beautiful (feat. Miguel)

Kitty – No Offense

Drake – 5AM In Toronto

Lorde – Team

Daft Punk – Touch (feat. Paul Williams)

Kanye West – Bound 2

Helen Kennedy

In no particular order!

Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Drake – Nothing Was the Same

Kendrick Lamar - Hammersmith Apollo

Parquet Courts & a Kevin Bacon– Sebright Arms

Arctic Monkeys – Glastonbury Headline

Kanye West - Yeezus

Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko Version)

Savages – Silence Yourself

Free Planet Organic coffee every day for the month of November  

Tom Hardman

Top Single Track - Thefft - Ethos

Top Event - (The vibes at) Latitude 2013 

Top Albums

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

Zomby - With Love

Drenge - Drenge

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

James Holden - The Inheritors

Haim - Days are Gone

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Ghostpoet – Some Say So I Say Light

Mark Austin

Phosphorescent – Muchacho

Bill Callahan – Dream River

Riding 500 Miles in 5 Days across 3 Countries

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Nadine Shah – Love your Dum and Mad

Hearing Mingus’ “Better Git in Your Soul” for the first time and all the Jazz it led to!

Anna Calvi – One Breath

Stage 18 of the tour, the double ascent of Alpe D’huez

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

The last ever Brute Chorus gig

Jacob Nicholson

Graeme Obree’s speed record attempt

Anna Calvi- One Breath                

Brad Cromer turning pro

King Krule- 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

Marianne Vos’ world title defence

Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe

Eleventh Hour by Jacob Harris

DJ Koze- Amygdala         

LLSB campaign

Mount Kimbie- Cold Spring Fault Less Youth       

Jason Reed

Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury 2013

Mutya Keisha Siobhan at Scala, London (August 2013)

Sophie - Bipp (single)

Janelle Monáe - Dance Apocalyptic (single)

Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back (album)

Stromae - racine carrée (album)

Villagers at Heaven, London (November 2013)

Glass Candy - Warm in the Winter (from After Dark 2)

Greco-Roman - We Make Colourful Music Because We Dance in the Dark (compilation)

Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Elements of Light (album)

Lisa Goodall

Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Neon Neon at Latitude Festival

Running the Royal Parks Half Marathon

The beer I drank after running the half marathon

The architecture of Copenhagen

The Great Beauty (film)

Vintage shops of Stockholm

Sean Lock at The Hammersmith Apollo

Jordaan district of Amsterdam

Arctic Monkeys headlining the iTunes festival

Ben Morris

Mount Kimbie - Break Well (song)

The Duran Duran episode of Derek (TV)

Breaking Bad (TV)

Karaoke

Fruitvale Station (film)

Mission Chinese - NYC (food)

Son Of A Gun - L.A. (food)

Tottingham Hotspurs (sports)

Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn (song)

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (song)

ikeaordeath.com (internet)

Kris Gillespie

1.              The Knife - Shaking The Habitual  (Mute/Brille)

2.              Tall Tales & The Silver Lining - s/t  (Rocketship Records)

3.              Disclosure - Settle  (Universal)

4.              William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?  (Luaka Bop)

5.              Y(our) Fri(end) - Jekyll/Hyde  (801 Litterbox Studios)

6.              Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold  (What's Your Rupture?)

7.              The Clash - Sound System  (Sony)

8.              Hookworms - Pearl Mystic  (Gringo/Weird World)

9.              Mount Kimbie - "Break Well"  (Warp)

10.           Paul McCartney - NEW  (Concord)

Jack Wade

Charles Bradley – Victim of Love

Darkside – Psychic

Pional – Invisible Amenaza EP

Tripwires – Spacehopper

Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

Ducktails – The Flower Lane

Connan Mockasin – Caramel

Tara Miller

My Bloody Valentine – MBV

Son Lux – Lanterns

Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind

Splashh – Comfort

Fuzz – Fuzz

Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

Ty Segall – Sleeper

Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke

Skinny Friedman – Chobani & Adderall Vol. 2 Romper Season

Best Internet Video: Ketchup Bot (apparently this came out in 2011, but I only saw it this year, so I’m counting it.)

Pat Riley

1) Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"

2) Big Business "Battlefields Forever''

3) Snowboarding on Red Mountain, British Columbia, Canada 

4) Inc. "No World"

5) Adam Marnie "Phantom Limb" at Derek Eller Gallery 

6) Gap Dream "Gap Dream"

7) Disclosure "Settle"

8) Quasi "Mole City"

9) King Krule "6 Feet Beneath the Moon"

10) Arctic Monkeys "AM"

Morgan Lebus

1. Parquet Courts, "Stoned & Starving"

2. Vampire Weekend, "Ya Hey"

3. Arctic Monkeys, "R U Mine?"

4. Phosphorecent, "Song For Zula"

5. Trentmoeller ft Jana Hunter, "Gravity"

6. Jon Hopkins, "We Disappear"

7. Darkside, "First 11 Mns"

8. Cass McCombs, "There Can Be Only One"

9. Laura Marling, "Once"

10. Haim, "Don't Save Me"

Ryan McCann

Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld 'Still Smiling'

Atom TM 'HD'

Moin 'Moin EP'

Kingdom 'Vertical XL'

DJ Koze 'Amygdala'

DJ Rashad 'Double Cup'

Carol Kleyn 'Return of Silkie' (Reissue)

Hailu and His Classical Instrument (Reissue)

Oneohtrix Point Never 'R Plus 7'

Tropic of Cancer 'Restless Idylls'

Paul Briggs

1. Classic Album Sundays

2. Lucky Cloud Soundsystem

3. Arctic Monkeys "AM"

4. Julia Holter "Loud City Song"

5. Blood Orange "Chamakay"

6. Tom falling down a manhole (obviously this is only a highlight because he wasn't seriously injured)

7. Garrard 401

8. B&W DM3

9. Sugden A21

10. Ripasso Valipolicella

Helena Gee

1. AM

2. Breaking Bad

3. The Returned/Game Of Thrones

4. Conan Mockasin - Caramel

5. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

6.  These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds

7. Ty Segall - Sleeper

8. Yeesus / Low

9. Cass McCombs - Big Wheel & Others

10. iPlayer documentaries

Jules Gilchrist

1. Arrested Development s.4

2. Beef & Chianti Ragu, M&S

3. Berghain, Berlin

4. Brazil travels

5. Dan Deacon, Village Underground

6. Francobollo, Halloween house gig

7. Franz Ferdinand

8. The Ragamuffins impromptu reunion @TGE

9. Warehouse Project, Manchester

10. Wild Beasts, Oxford

Cyrus Lubin

(In no particular order)

1. Fuzz: s/t (In The Red)

2. King Krule: 6 Feet Beneath The Moon (True Panther)

3. Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label (Numero Group)

4. Kurt Vile: Walkin On A Pretty Daze (Matador)

5. The Snails: Worth The Wait (Friends Records)

6. Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin (Castle Face)

7. Cass McCombs: Big Wheel And Others (Domino)

8. Deerhunter: Monomania (4AD)

9. King Tuff: Was Dead reissue (Burger Records)

10. Darlings: Perfect Trip (Self Released)

Johanna McManus

Diane Coffee - "Hymn"

Bishop Nehru - "Elder Blossoms"

Laura Marling - "I Was an Eagle"

Disclosure - "Latch"

Lucius - "Tempest"

Vampire Weekend - "Ya Hey"

Blood Orange - "Chosen"

War on Drugs - "Red Eyes"

Painted Palms - "Spinning Signs"

James Blake - "Retrograde"

Susan Busch

Hookworms-Away/Towards

White Lung-Blow It South

Joanna Gruesome-Secret Surprise

Eagulls-Nerve Endings

Jon Hopkins-Open Eye Signal

Chelsea Wolfe-We Hit A Wall

Courtney Barnett-Avant Gardener

Merchandise-Anxiety's Door

Julia Holter-This Is a True Heart

Ski Lodge-I Can't Tell

Matthieu Bourrit

Majical Cloudz "Impersonator"

The Flaming Lips "The Terror"

Low "The Invisible Way"

No Age "An Object"

Julia Holter "Loud City Song"

The Knife "Shaking The Habitual"

Jon Hopkins "Immunity"

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Push The Sky Away"

Magik Markers "Surrender The Fantasy"

Bill Callahan "Dream River"

Gillian Fleet

1. Wraps

2. C.H.A.M.P.S. at The Servant Jazz Quarters

3. The David Bowie impersonator at Latitude

4. Domino half marathon

5. 'Dream Cave' - Cloud Control

6. Jon Hopkins at Koko

7. Optimus Primavera

8. The Franz Ferdinand conga

9. 'Down Like Gold' - C.H.A.M.P.S.

10. This


Matthew Cooper

1. Shark cage diving with Great White Sharks, Port Lincoln, South Australia

2. Black Pus live at The Dome

3. Roddy Frame at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane

4. These New Puritans at Heaven

5. Franz Ferdinand at The Victoria

6. Bill Orcutt at Cafe Oto

7. Finally catching up (almost) with Breaking Bad

Family favourites:

8. Harry Potter Studio Tour

9. Arctic Monkeys - AM. The cause of much all-ages excitement around ours.

10. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red (album) - esp. "List of Impossible Things" & "Billy"

 

DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE DISCUSSES 'I WANNA BE YOURS'

Arctic Monkeys | 16/12/13

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Living legend Dr John Cooper Clarke stopped by Domino HQ to discuss his poem 'I Wanna Be Yours' which has been immortalised in song by Arctic Monkeys for their recent album 'AM'.

 

THE CHILD OF LOV 1987 - 2013

13/12/13

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It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Double 6 recording artist The Child of Lov. His talent and friendship are a heavy loss to us, but we will always carry the pride of having been involved in his short but particularly bright recording career.

His manager Trey Reames, made the following statement today: "On behalf of the family and as his manager I must announce that Martijn Teerlinck, aka Cole Williams, aka The Child of Lov, aka Sun Patzer, is no longer with us. He lived a life of struggle and can now rest peacefully. In his own words: 'When I was younger, I had a tough time physically. I have seen too many hospital beds. It made me stronger. Makes you realize death is always near, for anyone. And what a wonderful thing life is and how grateful we should be.'"

 

CASS MCCOMBS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘BIG WHEEL’ – JANUARY 27TH

Cass McCombs | 13/12/13

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This year has seen legendary US singer-songwriter Cass McCombs release his most encompassing statement to date with critically acclaimed double album Big Wheel and Others.

Following the breezy 'There Can Be Only One' and the late Karen Black-featuring 'Brighter!’, comes new, half-title track single 'Big Wheel'. A rollicking album opener of muscular country rock that confronts questions of masculinity and Western mythology with Cass's irreverent insight and with, it’s as a compelling opening statement for an endlessly rich album characterized by a loving correspondence with Americana songwriting traditions, the great outdoors and life on the road.

                                       STREAM “BIG WHEEL”

UK fans will be able to catch the Cass McCombs' singular magic in performance when he plays a handful of exclusive dates in January.

Cass McCombs tour dates:

08.01 - Colston Hall, Bristol (tickets)

09.01 - CCA, Glasgow (tickets)

10.01 - Deaf Institute, Manchester (tickets)

11.01 - Workmans Club, Dublin (tickets)

13.01 - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (tickets)

The twenty-two song long 'Big Wheel and Others' is a marauding marvel of great beauty, insight, humour and mystery that sees McCombs at the peak of his mercurial powers - his restless muse making stops at all the strangest, most singular roadsides of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and more on its nomadic quest for human truth and understanding. In equal parts bucolically gorgeous and thrillingly roughshod, mischievously obtuse and devastatingly direct, painfully personal and cosmically universal, 'Big Wheel...' is the perfect distillation of over a decade's worth of creation and chaos in the life of a true pillar of the American underground.

 

BLOOD ORANGE ANNOUNCES LONDON SHOW AT VILLAGE UNDERGROUND & NEW TRACK

Blood Orange | 12/12/13

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Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – will be playing his first UK show in over two years at London’s Village Underground on 19th February 2014. Tickets will be available to purchase from Friday 13th December via the following link: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/blood-orange/village-underground/756819

To celebrate, Blood Orange is sharing a new track entitled ‘West Drive (Profit Vocal Dub)’. Listen to it here: 

Dev Hynes said the following of the track, ‘There are literally 7 versions of this song. This is 1 of roughly a million cuts that didn't make it onto the album "Cupid Deluxe". Additional vocals are by Samantha Urbani, and instrumentation and Production by me. Mixed by Blue. Note: percussion borrows heavily from "Ruins"’

Blood Orange’s sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe is available now.  The album was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more. 

Watch Dev do an in-depth interview with his pal, Karley Slutever, about the album, its influences, its themes, HERE.

 

Since the release of the Blood Orange’s debut, Coastal Grooves, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR CINNAMON & LESBIANS

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 11/12/13

Image: SM & J Cinnamon & Lesbians

Following on from the video for Lariat last month, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks now have a video for album track ‘Cinnamon & Lesbians’, which features on their forthcoming album, Wig Out At Jagbags which comes out on January 6 on Domino. Four UK dates have been announced and we’re pleased to add that support will come from Joanna Gruesome. More details below.

Watch the video for Cinnamon & Lesbians, directed by Jay Winebrenner HERE.

The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) and Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame) in a studio in rural Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’.

'Wig Out At Jagbags' will be available on digital (WIG327D), CD (WIGCD327) and LP (WIGLP327) formats. 

Available for pre-order via Dom Mart – CD, LP and limited edition LP with a strawberry red coloured one-sided 7” ‘Pick Up The Spare’. You can also pre-order the album via iTunes HERE and receive an instant grat of ‘Cinnamon & Lesbians’.

 

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will return to the UK for 4 dates in January 2014 as follows:

Mon 13th Leeds, Brundell (TICKETS)

Tues 14th Glasgow, Oran Mor (TICKETS)

Weds 15th Manchester, Gorilla (TICKETS)

Thurs 16th London, Forum (TICKETS)

 

QUASI ANNOUNCE UK TOUR SUPPORT PLUS COVER OF BLACK SABBATH'S WAR PIGS

Quasi | 04/12/13

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Quasi have invited a whole host of acts including Hookworms and Sky Larkin to join them at various point on their UK tour. It all kicks off on December 5th in Bristol and Quasi will also be supporting Kurt Vile at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 11th. More information can be found below.

Quasi recently released their album Mole City, and those that pre-ordered the album also received the ‘Covers’ EP that includes Sam and Janet’s take on Queen, Marvin Gaye, Black Sabbath and  Elvis Costello & The Attractions. As with all things Quasi, a cover is not just a cover and you can now hear their growling, fuzzy interpretation of Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’. Listen HERE.

Mole City is available on CD (WIGCD312), LP (WIGLP312) and digitally (WIG312D) now. Order HERE


Below are the tour dates, and you can find the ticket links HERE

DECEMBER

5TH  The Fleece - Bristol (UK)  
Support: Let’s Kill Janic + Cassette Culture

6TH Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (UK)  
Support: Hookworms

7TH Broadcast - Glasgow (UK)  
Support: Hookworms, Burning Alms

8TH Deaf Institute - Manchester (UK)  
Support: Francis Lung

9TH Hare & Hounds - Birmingham (UK)  
Support: Burning Alms


10TH Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester  (UK)
Support: Buoys + Out Of The Caves

11TH Shepherds Bush Empire - London (UK)  
Quasi supporting Kurt Vile

12TH Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich (UK)  
Support: TBA

13TH Cargo - London (UK)
Support: Sky Larkin

14TH  The Haunt - Brighton (UK)
Support: TBA

 

JON HOPKINS RELEASES COLLIDER VIDEO, ANNOUNCES REMIXES PLUS IMMUNITY EXTENDED EDITION

Jon Hopkins | 04/12/13

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Collider, the nine-minuteastounding and subtly euphoric techno slayer’ (DJ Mag) - the dark, beating heart of the Mercury-nominated Immunity, is released as the next single from Jon Hopkins and is available to buy digitally now. ‘Collider – Remixes’, featuring mixes from Pangaea, Karenn and Objekt will be available on 12” (RUG562T) and Digital (RUG562D) from 24th February 2014. A one-track download of the Pangaea remix will be available from December 9th.

 

Watch the accompanying video, directed by Tom Haines, HERE.


 

Tom Haines explains the video: “Jon's music has a transportive quality, which can be blissful and expansive, but can also be internal, and more aggressive, and Collider is at this end of the spectrum. We wanted to create an internal journey, which was unflinching, singular and claustrophobic and at the same time liberating. The video is like a voodoo ceremony, where the lead character dances herself into frenzy, and through the dance gains access to a parallel dimension; it's her unfurling thoughts, her dislocated mind, and hints at something more apocalyptic - an end game for her and us.”

 

An Extended Edition of Immunity featuring videos and remixes will be available exclusively through iTunes from 9th December. The tracklisting is as follows:

1.            "We Disappear"              

2.            "Open Eye Signal"          

3.            "Breathe This Air"

4.            "Collider"                                           

5.            "Abandon Window"     

6.            "Form By Firelight"        

7.            "Sun Harmonics"            

8.            "Immunity"

9              "Open Eye Signal (Happa remix)”

10.          "Open Eye Signal (Lord Of The Isles remix)"       

11.          "Open Eye Signal (Luke Abbott remix)"                

12.          "Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing remix)"

13.           “Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring)”

14.           “Collider (Pangaea Remix)”

Videos

15.          Open Eye Signal

16.          Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring) 

 

Jon Hopkins has just completed a US tour and is currently on his way to perform dates in Australia. Jon will be back in London to play his biggest UK show to date at The Forum in Kentish Town on 22nd February, with Daphni, Objekt and Luke Abbott. Tickets are available here. Jon Hopkins has also been announced to perform on Saturday 7th June at Field Day Festival in London. Full dates are as follows:

 

7th December - Perth, Australia @ The Bakery

12th December - Melbourne, Australia @ The HiFi

13th December - Victoria, Australia @ Meredith Festival

14th December - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory

22nd February - London, UK @ The Forum

7th June – London, UK, Field Day Festival 

 

FRANZ FERDINAND TO RELEASE RIGHT ACTION REMIX BUNDLE

Franz Ferdinand | 25/11/13

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Franz Ferdinand release a Right Action remix bundle on the 2nd of December. Available digitally (RUG533D3), the bundle includes a variety of remixes from luminaries such as Liv Spencer (one half of the legendary Still Going), Matias Aguayo, Zero Set (Franz engineer Mark Ralph’s alter ego)  and Optimo Record’s Golden Teacher.

Right Action was the first single taken from Franz Ferdiand’s highly acclaimed fourth album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’. 

Listen to the Liv Spencer Rework of Right Action HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Liv Spencer Rework

Liv Spencer Dub

Matias Aguayo Remix

Zero Set Remix

Golden Teacher Remix

 

YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS, GRANT HART & THE PASTELS TO PLAY WEEK-END FESTIVAL

Various Artists | 22/11/13

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The excellent Week-End Festival in Germany is back with a sterling line up, including some of Domino's finest - Young Marble Giants, Grant Hart & The Pastels.

There is still time to get your tickets, head over to http://www.weekendfest.de/ to snap them up while you can! 

  

 

THE PASTELS UNVEIL A NEW VIDEO FOR 'KICKING LEAVES'

21/11/13

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Earlier this year The Pastels finally returned with a long-awaited new record, Slow Summits. ‘Kicking Leaves’, one of the key tracks, slaloms fantastically in and out of focus, Katrina Mitchell's vocal gliding along Craig Armstrong's majestic string arrangement.

The video was shot by Blair Young at The Forest Of Black. Watch it below:


"’Kicking Leaves’ is sunblind chill in Fall, or maybe the cool warmth of late Spring, depending on which hemisphere you're standing in right now.  If it's Autumn where you are, every breath trails white as quiet colours collide in the beam of your vision.  This moment of transformation is one The Pastels have always captured well, when you're see-sawing between states, just before diving in with typical boldness and bravura (the strings skirling around the song's coda capture that giddy moment of uncertainty perfectly).

“The Forest Of Black respond with a beautiful film of many parts: double-exposures that gently psychedelicise Glasgow landscapes; sudden bursts of saturated energy like the 'closed-eye vision' celebrated by Stan Brakhage, "the shapes and colours we see when our eyes are closed," as Fred Camper explains. But the kinetic drive of the treatments also reminds me of other pioneers of experimental film form, like Margaret Tait, Marie Menken, Rose Lowder and Cecile Fontaine, whose beautiful filmic visions present new ways of seeing, tender buttons of exploration and inspiration, channelled by cinematic free radicals." - Jon Dale, Melbourne, November 2013

"They tell me I should be searching.

But I am only celebrating what I see.

I am searching for nothing.

I am happy." - Jonas Mekas

The Pastels will be playing a set at Mono in Glasgow on December 7th. You can read more HERE.

 

FRANZ FERDINAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF A NEW SINGLE.

19/11/13

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Bullet, on Monday January 20th 2014, taken from their highly acclaimed, life affirming fourth album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’. 

Bullet was produced by Prince House Rabbit, recorded in Scotland and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser.

The single is accompanied by a video directed by Glasgow School Of Art Alumni Andy Knowles, who has also shot videos for The Cribs, The Vaccines, Clinic and Peaches.

"I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy." – Andy Knowles

Having recently completed an extensive US tour and currently in Japan and Australia, Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a U.K. tour in 2014, their first full UK tour since the release of the album.  Special guests will be announced soon.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                             London                                                Roundhouse

17th                             Brighton                                   Dome

18th                             Bristol                                       O2 Academy

19th                             Southampton                          Guildhall

21st                              Birmingham                            O2 Academy

22nd                            Manchester                             Academy

23rd                             Dublin                                      Olympia

25th                             Glasgow                                  Barrowlands

26th                             Leeds                                       O2 Academy

27th                             Newcastle                                O2 Academy

 

Tickets for the shows are priced at £22.50 (except London where they are £25) and are available via www.ticketweb.co.uk. www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS SHARE DEBUT VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, FLATLINING.

The Amazing Snakeheads | 19/11/13

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Domino is proud to present the debut video from recent signings, The Amazing Snakeheads. The video was filmed at The Grand Ole Opry in Glasgow by Alan Parks.

  

Flatlining is the second single from the Glaswegian three-piece, and will be available from 20th January 2014 (RUG564D), with an exclusive B-side track, The Bullfighter. Flatlining is also available to purchase digitally now from iTunes, HERE.

 

Following their UK tour as special guests to the Jim Jones Revue, The Amazing Snakeheads are now on the road with Cerebral Ballzy as part of the NME Radar tour. The thirteen day tour will see them performing at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on November 21st.

 

Full dates with ticket links are as follows: 

Tue 19th Nov – Edinburgh Electric Circus #

Wed 20th Nov – Manchester Deaf Institute #

Thu 21st Nov – London Hoxton B&K #

Fri 22nd Nov – Brighton Bermuda Triangle #

Sat 23rd Nov – Nottingham Rock City Basement #

Sun 24th Nov – Bristol Exchange #

Mon 25th Nov – Birmingham Hare and Hounds #

Tue 26th Nov – Southampton Joiners #

Wed 27th Nov – Leeds Cockpit #

Sat 14th Dec – Glasgow Kinning Park Complex – The Amazing Snakeheads Christmas Party, with Future Glue and more special guests TBA.

# = NME Radar Tour with Cerebral Ballzy

Keep up to date on all The Amazing Snakeheads information here:

http://theamazingsnakeheads.tumblr.com/

 

JON HOPKINS COLLIDER VIDEO, WE NEED YOU!

Jon Hopkins | 15/11/13

Image: Jonm Hopkins wide

We are very excited to announce that we are making the new music video for Jon Hopkins single 'Collider' on the Thursday 21st November and we need you!

A large part of the film is set in a nightclub and we are inviting fans of Jon's to come down to the London based venue and be a part of the video. You would be expected to be club goers in the club itself. dancing, chatting, drinking etc from approx 12pm  - 11pm Thursday 21st November 2013.

It's a completely unique opportunity to appear in one of Jon's videos and we really wanted his fans to have the chance to be part of it.

If you are interested please reply to jonhopkins@roguefilms.co.uk with "Collider Cast" in the subject giving us your name, contact details, D.O.B and a picture of yourself. Please note you must be 18 or over to apply.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE TWO SPECIAL OUTDOOR SHOWS AT FINSBURY PARK, LONDON, MAY 2014

Arctic Monkeys | 15/11/13

Image: AM Finsbury

Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce two special outdoor shows at Finsbury Park, London on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th May 2014. 

Following the success of their fifth No.1 album ‘AM’ and their triumphant headline slot at Glastonbury this summer, Arctic Monkeys will undertake their biggest shows to date in The Capital. Joining them for these two shows will be very special guests Tame Impala, Miles Kane and new band Royal Blood.

The tickets for the 50,000 capacity shows will go on general sale on Friday 22nd November at 10am.  

Tickets will be available via:

Credit Card Hotlines – 0844 811 0051 0844 826 2826

Buy Online – www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Tickets are £55 + booking fee and restricted to 4 tickets per household.

Hospitality packages are available via online outlets.

The event is strictly 16+

 

AUSTRA SHARE FORGIVE ME VIDEO SINGLE RELEASED ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2013

Austra | 14/11/13

Image: Forgive Me Launch

Austra have shared a video for their forthcoming single, Forgive Me, which will be released on 25th November. The video was directed by Claire Edmondson who also created the sexually charged, yet endearingly candid video for ‘Beat And The Pulse’. Austra’s Katie Stelmanis said the following about the video:

"A night-vision camera captures life in a dark park. Among the hidden corners and leaf-covered hideaways, people purge and absolve their sins through sexual liberation. We highlight a romance between a man and a woman who seek forgiveness from each-other: the only forgiveness that is of any importance. "

 

Forgive Me is the latest single to be released from Austra’s second album Olympia, and will be available as a three track digital bundle (RUG563) alongside two new tracks, Hopeless Place and Holy Place.

Austra will be back in the UK and Ireland next month to perform four shows including a show at KOKO in London on November 25th which is now sold out. Tour dates are as follows:

21st November: Glasgow - CCA

22nd November: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory

23rd November: Manchester – Deaf Institute – SOLD OUT

25th November: London – KOKO – SOLD OUT

Olympia is an album of transformation; it presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band’s sound, structure and style. Olympia is also the first confessional record for the principal songwriter/vocalist, Katie Stelmanis, whose heartfelt lyrics touch on a range of sentiments that stem from a relationship ending, a relationship beginning, and friends' struggles with addiction and motivation.


Written and recorded in collaboration with members of Austra's touring band, the album takes influences from musical sources including South American wind ensembles, eastern folk music, 80s industrial and Chicago house. Olympia remains a pop record of deep layers and subtle gesture; one that requires patience to absorb the nuance to be found within its layers.

Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton, and they will be joined on this tour by Ryan Wosniak.

 

INTRODUCING THE BOHICAS

The Bohicas | 12/11/13

Image: The Bohicas Intro

We are extremely happy to introduce you to The Bohicas!

The Bohicas are Domino’s latest signing, but more accurately they're four young men from Essex and the east London borderlands making ambitious and arresting rock 'n' roll. They also have a serious stage presence and are destined to be heralded as a great live act.

Back in September they flew to Ibiza to support Franz Ferdinand on stage at Ibiza Rocks. Whilst there they shot their first video, which features two tracks, XXX and Swarm. The video script was written by lead singer Dominic McGuinness and his brother and is intended as a short filmic introduction to the band's world, rather than as a straight music video. So without further ado:

The Bohicas are on a UK tour during November, with a show at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on 21st November as part of the NME Radar Tour.

Full dates are listed at www.thebohicas.com | https://twitter.com/TheBohicas | https://www.facebook.com/TheBohicas

 

BLOOD ORANGE’S CUPID DELUXE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES TODAY + NEW VIDEO

Blood Orange | 12/11/13

Image: BO pre order

Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – has released his new album Cupid Deluxe exclusively on iTunes worldwide today (click HERE to purchase). The album will become available on November 18th via all traditional music retailers worldwide, and is available to pre-order now on CD & 2xLP via Domino Mart.

Blood Orange has also released the music video for “Time Will Tell”, the third track off of his star-studded new album. Watch it HERE.

Dev Hynes has also done a guest edit of Dazed Digital today, click HERE to read an interview with him and some of the guests from Cupid Deluxe.

Cupid Deluxe was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more. 

Blood Orange will be playing two special New York shows this week. Tomorrow, Hynes will give a lecture at New York University on Synesthesia and the making of the soundtrack to Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto”. (More info HERE). Additionally, Blood Orange will be playing a sold-out album release show at 285 Kent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday November 15th.  

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'WIG OUT AT JAGBAGS' ON DECEMBER 6TH

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 12/11/13

Image: Wig Out announcement

On 6 January 2014 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks release their new album, 'Wig Out At Jagbags' on Domino.  Watch the video for new single ‘LariatHERE.

The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) and Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame) in a studio in rural  Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’.

In the words of Stephen Malkmus, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Sparr and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen Malkums imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, SIc Alps, UVA in the late 80's, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townsend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010's ... ‘

'Wig Out At Jagbags' will be available on digital (WIG327D), CD (WIGCD327) and LP (WIGLP327) formats.  The track listing is as follows:

  1. Planetary Motion
  2. The Janitor Revealed
  3. Lariat
  4. Houston Hades
  5. Shibboleth
  6. J Smoov
  7. Rumble At The Rainbo
  8. Chartjunk
  9. Independence Street
  10. Scattegories
  11. Cinnamon & Lesbians
  12. Surreal Teenagers

Available for pre-order via Dom Mart – CD, LP and limited edition LP with a strawberry red coloured one-sided 7” ‘Pick Up The Spare’ – all orders come with an instant grat of new single ‘Lariat’.  You can also pre-order the album via iTunes HERE

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will return to the UK for 4 dates in January 2014 as follows:

Mon 13th Leeds, Brundell www.seetickets.com

Tues 14th Glasgow, Oran Mor www.synergyconcerts.com

Weds 15th Manchester, Gorilla www.seetickets.com

Thurs 16th London, Forum http://www.seetickets.com/event/stephen-malkmus-and-the-jicks/the-forum/748892/

 

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE VORTEX

Alexis Taylor | 08/11/13

Image: Alexis Taylor

Hello

This Saturday November 9th I will be opening for RM Hubbert at The Vortex in Dalston, London. It's at 11 Gillett Square N16 8AZ.

I will be on stage at 8.30pm

Despite the venue's famous jazz credentials, and the fact that the last 5 gigs I have done have been round the corner at a place called 'Servant Jazz Quarters', the music I will be playing isn't very jazzy. I doubt RM Hubbert's will be either.

Here is a link to a new Soundcloud page which has some of my solo music on it and a recent mix I made:

https://soundcloud.com/alexistaylorhotchip

Have a good weekend, and maybe see some of you at the gig!

Cheers,

Alexis

 

STREAM THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS, MATTHEW E WHITE, PETITE NOIR AND AUSTRA LIVE AT LES INROCKS, PARIS

07/11/13

Image: Les InRocks

The Domino Night at the 46th Les Inrocks Festival, Paris featuring The Amazing Snakeheads, Matthew E White, Petite Noir and Austra will be live streamed this evening from 6pm UK time. 

 Check out all of the action live from la Cigale below.

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES VIDEO FOR FORTHCOMING SINGLE 'SUDDENLY' PLUS UK TOUR

Anna Calvi | 06/11/13

Image: Anna Suddenly

Anna Calvi’s ‘Suddenly’, the intense, dramatic opener from her acclaimed second album, One Breath, will be released as a single on 23rd December 2013. The track will be available on 7” (RUG560) and as a digital bundle (RUG560D) b/w a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Fire’ Pre-order the 7”, HERE.

The stunning accompanying video was directed by long-term creative collaborator, Emma Nathan, who said the following:

‘I've been fortunate enough to collaborate with Anna visually throughout both of her albums and through this a visual language has developed that accompanies her musical aesthetic. The song connected with me in a filmic way, it spoke of black and white, late 40's, classic, emotional, Billy Wilder and Douglas Sirk. These were the images I got when listening to ‘Suddenly’, those of deeply withheld emotion and extreme release.’

A more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor, One Breath retains the fiery elements of her debut but is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion. The album is available now on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284), digitally (WIG284D) and special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X). Order the album through Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE.

Anna Calvi will be touring the US and Europe until the end of the year, and will return to the UK and Ireland for a nine date tour in February 2014. Her next London show will be at The Troxy on February 8th 2014. Tickets for all shows are available HERE. Full live dates are as follows, with UK shows in bold:

Nov 11 – USA: New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg

Nov 16 – USA: Los Angeles, Royce Hall

Nov 17 – USA: San Francisco, The Independent

Nov 26 – France: Lille, Le Grand Mix

Nov 27 – France: Caen, Le Cargo

Nov 28 – France: Angers, La Chabada

Nov 30 – France: Vannes, L'echonova

Dec 1 – France: La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y'On

Dec 2 – France: Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs

Dec 4 – France: Toulouse, Le Bikini

Dec 5 – France: Orléans, L'astrolab

Dec 6 – France: Strasbourg, La Laiterie

Dec 8 – France: Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai

Dec 10 – Spain: Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo

Dec 11 – Spain: Madrid, Teatro Lara

Dec 12 – Spain: Valladolid, Lava

Dec 13 – Spain: San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo

Dec 14 – Spain: Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte

Dec 16 – Portugal: Porto, Casa da Musica

Dec 17 – Portugal: Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna

Feb 1 - Ireland: Dublin – Vicar Street

Feb 2 – N Ire: Belfast, Empire                      

Feb 4 – UK: Leeds, Met University

Feb 5 – Scot: Glasgow, The Arches  

Feb 6 – UK: Manchester, Albert Halls                                             

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

Feb 10 – UK: Birmingham, Institute

Feb 11 – UK: Brighton, All Saints Church   

Feb 12 – UK: Bath, Komedia

Feb 15 – France: Paris, Le Trianon

Feb 16 – Germany: Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnof         

Feb 17 – Switzerland: Zurich, Kaufleuten

Feb 21 – Italy: Turin, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Feb 22 – Italy: Bologna: Estragon                               

Feb 24 – Italy: Rome, Auditorium Parco Della Musica           

Feb 25 – Italy: Brescia, Teatro Grande           

Feb 27 – Slovenia: Ljubljana, Kino Siska       

Feb 28 – Austria: Salzburg, Rockhouse          

Mar 1 – Germany: Munich, Freiheiz                                       

Mar 3 – Hungary: Budapest, A38

Mar 4 – Slovakia: Bratislava, Majestic Music Club                 

Mar 5 – Austria: Vienna, Chaya Fuera

Mar 6 – Czech Rep: Prague, Lucerna Music Bar                     

Mar 8 – Poland: Krakow, Studio         

Mar 9 – Poland: Warsaw, Basen         

Mar 10 - Poland: Poznan, CK Zamek 

Mar 12 - Germany: Berlin, Huxleys

Mar 13 – Germany: Hamburg, Fabrik 

Mar 15 – Sweden: Gothennburg, Stadsteartern           

Mar 16 - Sweden: Stockholm, Sodra Teatern              

Mar 18 - Finland: Helsinki, Tavastia                           

Mar 20 – Denmark: Copenhagen, Amager Bio           

Mar 22 – Luxembourg:  Luxembourg, Den Atelier     

Mar 23 - Holland: Amsterdam, Paradiso

Mar 24 – Belgium: Brussels: AB Main Hall    

Mar 25 - Germany: Cologne, Kantine 

Mar 26 – Germany: Frankfurt, St Peter           

Mar 28 – Switzerland: Lausanne, D! Club

Mar 29 – Switzerland: Bern, Bierhubeli

 

BLOOD ORANGE STREAMS NEW ALBUM CUPID DELUXE

Blood Orange | 05/11/13

Image: Blood Orange

Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – is streaming his forthcoming new album, Cupid Deluxe, in full today exclusively via YouTube (world ex-US) and iTunes Radio (US only). Listen HERE!
 
Fans eager to purchase Cupid Deluxe can do so one week early on November 12th exclusively on iTunes worldwide (from THIS LINK), and on November 18th via all traditional music retailers worldwide. The album is available to pre-order now on CD & 2xLP via Domino Mart, HERE.

 
Cupid Deluxe, featuring guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more, is the follow up to Hynes’ debut as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves.  Since that album’s release, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.

Watch the video biog, HERE and the video for first single, Chamakay, HERE

 

ELECTRICITY COMES FROM OTHER PLANETS

28/10/13

Image: Lou Reed 1969

In 1982 Brian Eno made his celebrated remark about the legacy of the Velvet Underground - that they had inspired everyone who had bought their records to form a band. For my generation, the one that grew up on and grew up with guitars in the second half of the1980s, it felt as if the Velvet Underground were our contemporaries.

When VU appeared in 1985 it was the first new Velvet Underground music to have been heard since Live 1969 over a decade earlier. Within a year Polydor had also released Another VU and the band were the subject of an hour long South Bank Show, one that included those precious few seconds of the band rehearsing in The Factory in their Exploding Plastic Inevitable pomp.

The Velvet Underground was a name that was inescapable during early adolescence. It could be decoded on the back sleeve of Hunky Dory and if you managed to thread the names together, the song writing credits listed for Sister Ray on Still. In 1983 Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga had published their Velvets biography Uptight, but before the arrival of VU it was easier to stand in a bookshop and flick through its monochrome photographs of the band than it was to hear their music, especially the four original studio albums which were often only available as expensive imports. There were other releases available. The truly committed fan could hear fifth generation recordings of the unreleased Cycle Annie and Loop on the Etc and And So On bootlegs, whereas the merely curious had to settle for the cheaply pressed Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico compilation with its Pop Art-on-a-budget sleeve.

Once VU precipitated a renewed interest in the band the Velvet Underground became newly relevant, to the point of becoming a generational obsession. The band held an aura that was inviolable; they were not so much an influence as an article of faith. A cursory listen to any record made by a guitar band on an independent label in the last thirty years demonstrates how much their presence is felt across the history of contemporary music.

Lou Reed famously said he wrote songs ‘so people wouldn’t be alone’. Listening through to his records it became clear that he understood people with a tenderness that was at odds with the persona he often set against the media. These people include the cross dressers of the Factory, the woman who had her children taken away in Berlin, Stephanie and Caroline, Waltzing Matilda and everyone who takes part in The Halloween Parade. They are strong characters living difficult lives and many of them have problems. Reed understood them well enough not to pass judgement and by introducing them into our lives we certainly felt less alone. Most listeners would hope Reed’s empathy touched the lives of those who inhabit his songs as well.

As well as being capable of a deep compassion for those inhabiting the margins of society Reed, perhaps more than anyone, understood that at its best rock and roll contains an undeniable spiritual truth.

Some people’s lives - often the best people’s lives, certainly the most interesting people’s lives - really are saved by rock and roll. Ask anyone who has made it his or her business to be in a band how it feels to be able to sing the fourth line from Sweet Jane:

"Me I’m in a rock and roll band".

Whatever the reply there will almost certainly be a smile on their face.

The original Live 1969 version of Sweet Jane contains six words that are missing from the Loaded version:

"Thinking ways to get back home"

For reasons I don’t quite understand this lyric seems to have an emotional cadence that even in a canon as poignant as the one Lou Reed has bequeathed feels overwhelming.

If your life has been saved by rock and roll, then thinking about ways to get back home is something you’re just going to have to get used to.

"Anyone who's ever had a dream
Anyone who's ever played a part
Anyone who's going to live lonely
Anyone who's ever stood apart"

And then at the end of the Live 1969 version of Sweet Jane you can hear Lou Reed’s voice speaking softly as he says:

"Good Night".


— Richard King

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘HORNS SURROUNDING ME’

Julia Holter | 28/10/13

Image: Julia Holter RB

Ahead of her upcoming month-long European tour, Julia Holter has today shared the new video for Loud City Song highlight “Horns Surrounding Me”.  Directed by Montreal-based Angus Borsos and based on a concept by Ramona Gonzalez, AKA Nite Jewel, the video follows previous interpretations of the much-celebrated album’s songs by visual artists Rick Bahto, Yelena Zhelezov and Eugene Kotlayrenko.

 Watch the video, which Borsos has described as a “soft Disney nightmare” HERE.

Following her sold out show at Cecil Sharp House, Julia Holter will be playing at Village Underground in London on November 11th as well as the following UK and Irish dates:

Nov 11th: Village Underground, London

Nov 12th: Komedia, Brighton

Nov 13th: Deaf Institute, Manchester

Nov 14th: Howard Assembly Hall, Leeds

Nov 15th: Leaf, Liverpool

Nov 16th: The Cube, Bristol

Nov 17th: Dublin Unitarian Church, Dublin

Nov 19th: Whelans, Dublin

Nov 20th: CCA, Glasgow

 

DIRTY PROJECTORS RELEASE 'IMPREGNABLE QUESTION' VIDEO

Dirty Projectors | 25/10/13

Image: Dirty Projectors vid

Dirty Projectors have unveiled the music video for “Impregnable Question,” the sixth and final video from the their critically acclaimed album Swing Lo Magellan. Directed by Adam Newport-Berra, the video was shot over five days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The stunning landscape and spectacular views serve as the backdrop to the intriguing journey of a long-distance runner, played by Adam’s brother Alex, and his "Impregnable Question." 

Watch the video for “Impregnable Question” at Dirty Projectors YouTube Channel.

The gorgeous “Impregnable Question” video captures the beauty of  Swing Lo Magellan. Released in 2012, Swing Lo Magellan earned praise from across the spectrum, garnering spots on year end lists from NPR, Spin, Rolling Stone, Filter, Stereogum, and more, as well as ending up at the #11 spot on the Village Voice's Pazz 'n' Jop critics' poll. A multifaceted record, Swing Lo Magellan was released alongside “Hi Custodian,” a short film written and directed by David Longstreth and staring band members Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Nat Baldwin, and Mike Johnson. The album earned Longstreth a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Packaging, as well as a milestone performance at Carnegie Hall.

Swing Lo Magellan is currently available for purchase on the Domino Records online store.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS - ONE FOR THE ROAD

Arctic Monkeys | 23/10/13

Image: OFTR - AM

Arctic Monkeys release their new single ‘One For The Road’ on Monday the 9th of  December 2013.  Watch the Focus Creeps directed video HERE.

One For The Road’ is available digitally now and on 7” (RUG561) via the high street, Dom Mart and AM store from the 9th of December.  The 7” of the single will be backed with an exclusive b-side, new track ‘You’re So Dark’.  

Arctic Monkeys’ new album, the Mercury Music Prize nominated AM was released on Monday the 9th of September

The band’s forthcoming sold out UK tour dates are as follows.  The Strypes will support at all shows.

Tuesday           22nd October       Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Wednesday      23rd October        Manchester Arena

Friday/Sat        25th/26th Oct        London Earls Court

Monday           28th October        Liverpool Echo Arena

Tuesday           29th October        Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Thursday         31st October        Birmingham LG Arena

Friday              1st   November     Glasgow Hydro

Saturday          2nd  November     Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

 

AUSTRA RELEASE FORGIVE ME AS A SINGLE ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2013

Austra | 16/10/13

Image: Austra forgive me

Forgive Me is the latest single to be released from Austra’s second album Olympia, and will be available as a three track digital bundle (RUG563) from 25th November 2013, alongside two new tracks, Hopeless Place and Holy Place.

Austra will be back in the UK and Ireland next month to perform four shows including a show at KOKO in London on November 25th. Tour dates with ticket links are as follows:

21st November: Glasgow - CCA

22nd November: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory

23rd November: Manchester – Deaf Institute

25th November: London – KOKO

Olympia is an album of transformation; it presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band’s sound, structure and style. Olympia is also the first confessional record for the principal songwriter/vocalist, Katie Stelmanis, whose heartfelt lyrics touch on a range of sentiments that stem from a relationship ending, a relationship beginning, and friends' struggles with addiction and motivation.


Written and recorded in collaboration with members of Austra's touring band, the album takes influences from musical sources including South American wind ensembles, eastern folk music, 80s industrial and Chicago house. Olympia remains a pop record of deep layers and subtle gesture; one that requires patience to absorb the nuance to be found within its layers.

Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton, and they will be joined on this tour by Ryan Wosniak.

 

JAAKKO EINO KALEVI SIGNS TO WEIRD WORLD DREAMZONE EP COMING DECEMBER 2ND 2013

10/10/13

Image: Dreamzone EP

For more info, head to Weird World.

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS TO JOIN JIM JONES REVUE TOUR PLUS NME RADAR TOUR

The Amazing Snakeheads | 07/10/13

Image: TAS

Domino’s recent signings, The Amazing Snakeheads will be joining Cerebral Ballzy on the road across the UK this November as part of the NME Radar tour. The thirteen day tour will see them performing at London’s Hoxton Bar & Grill on November 21st.

The Glaswegian rock n’ roll three-piece are also touring the UK this month as special guests to the Jim Jones Revue and will play their hometown on October 16th at King Tut’s.

The Amazing Snakeheads have also announced a Christmas Party at Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow on December 14th, with Future Glue and more special guests TBA.

Full dates with ticket links are as follows: 

Wed 9 Oct – Manchester, Ruby Lounge *

Thu 10 Oct – Edinburgh, The Caves *

Fri 11 Oct – Birmingham, Institute *

Sat 12 Oct - Newcastle, Hoults Yard *

Sun 13 Oct - Liverpool East Village Arts Club *

Mon 14 Oct - Leeds, Cockpit *

Tue 15 Oct – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms *

Wed 16 Oct – Glasgow, King Tuts *

Thu 7 Nov – Les Inrocks Festival, Paris, France

Fri 15th Nov – Cambridge Portland Arms #

Sat 16th Nov – Coventry Kasbah #

Sun 17th Nov – Liverpool East Village Arts Club #

Mon 18th Nov – Sheffield Leadmill #

Tue 19th Nov – Edinburgh Electric Circus #

Wed 20th Nov – Manchester Deaf Institute #

Thu 21st Nov – London Hoxton B&K #

Fri 22nd Nov – Brighton Bermuda Triangle #

Sat 23rd Nov – Nottingham Rock City Basement #

Sun 24th Nov – Bristol Exchange #

Mon 25th Nov – Birmingham Hare and Hounds #

Tue 26th Nov – Southampton Joiners #

Wed 27th Nov – Leeds Cockpit #

Sat 14th Dec – Glasgow Kinning Park Complex – The Amazing Snakeheads Christmas Party

* = with Jim Jones Review

# = NME Radar Tour with Cerebral Ballzy

Keep up to date on all The Amazing Snakeheads information here:

http://theamazingsnakeheads.tumblr.com/

 

Debut double A sided 7”– Testifying Time/The Truth Serum out now digitally (RUG528D) and on 7” (RUG528). Available through iTunes and Dom Mart.

Listen here: http://www.dominorecordco.com/TheAmazingSnakeheads

 

CASS MCCOMBS 'BIG WHEEL AND OTHERS' STREAMING ON GUARDIAN MUSIC AND NEW TOUR DATES

Cass McCombs | 07/10/13

Image: Cass McCombs Big Wheel and Others Artwork

The fine folks at Guardian Music are streaming Big Wheel and Others, the new release from Cass McCombs out next week, as part of this week's First Listen series. Listen here

Order the release from the Domino Mart on Deluxe Double CD or Domino Mart-exclusive limited edition double vinyl (very few remain!) or iTunes and receive an instant mp3 download of 'There Can Be Only One.' The release will also be available on Deluxe Double CD and standard double vinyl from Amazon or your fine local record store.

We're also happy to announce new North American, European, and Australian tour dates. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks. See the entire list below the streams of 'There Can Be Only One' and 'Brighter (feat. Karen Black)':

Tour dates:
11-07 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios * [BUY TICKETS]
11-08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile * [BUY TICKETS]
11-09 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club * [BUY TICKETS]
11-12 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-16 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-22 Austin, TX - The Belmont [BUY TICKETS]
12-02 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-03 Montreal, QUE - Il Motore ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-04 Toronto, ONT - Great Hall on Queen Street ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-06 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-07 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-08 Nashville, TN - High Watt ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-09 Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-13 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-14 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
01-10 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute [BUY TICKETS]
01-11 Dublin, IE @ The Workmans Club [BUY TICKETS]
01-13 London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall [BUY TICKETS]
01-19 Santiago, ES @ Salon Teatro de Santiago
01-20 Madrid, ES @ El Sol
01-21 Cadiz, ES @ Edificio Constitucion 1812
01-23 Barcelona, ES @ La Sala Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR @ Bordeaux Rocks
01-31 Brisbane, AU @ RNA, Fortitude Valley (Laneway Brisbane) [BUY TICKETS]
02-01 Melbourne, AU @ Footscray Community Arts Center (Laneway Melbourne) [BUY TICKETS]
02-02 Sydney, AU @ Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway Sydney) [BUY TICKETS]
02-07 Adelaide, AU @ Harts Mill (Laneway Adelaide) [BUY TICKETS]
02-08 Perth, AUS @ Esplanade Park and West End (Laneway Perth) [BUY TICKETS]

* w/ Michael Hurley (support)
~ w/ Meg Baird (support)
^ w/ Arbouretum (support)

 

ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES UK & IRISH TOUR DATES FOR FEBRUARY 2014 RELEASES ALBUM, ONE BREATH TODAY - OCTOBER 7TH 2013

Anna Calvi | 07/10/13

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Anna Calvi releases her much-anticipated second album, One Breath, today. A more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor, One Breath retains the fiery elements of her debut but is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

To celebrate the release, Anna Calvi will be performing a sold out show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London tomorrow. Anna will then tour the US and Europe, and will return to the UK and Ireland for a full, newly announced, nine date tour in February 2014. Her next London show will be at The Troxy on February 8th 2014 – full live dates are below.

 

Watch the video for the single, Eliza, also released today, HERE; and the extended album trailer for Sing To Me, HERE. Both videos are directed by Emma Nathan.

One Breath is available on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284), digitally (WIG284D) and special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X). Order the album through Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE.

 

Live dates, with UK shows in bold:

(Tickets for all shows are available HERE)

Oct 8 – UK: London, Islington Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT

Nov 11 – USA: New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg

Nov 16 – USA: Los Angeles, Royce Hall

Nov 17 – USA: San Francisco, The Independent

Nov 26 – France: Lille, Le Grand Mix

Nov 27 – France: Caen, Le Cargo

Nov 28 – France: Angers, La Chabada

Nov 30 – France: Vannes, L'echonova

Dec 1 – France: La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y'On

Dec 2 – France: Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs

Dec 4 – France: Toulouse, Le Bikini

Dec 5 – France: Orléans, L'astrolab

Dec 6 – France: Strasbourg, La Laiterie

Dec 8 – France: Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai

Dec 10 – Spain: Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo

Dec 11 – Spain: Madrid, Teatro Lara

Dec 12 – Spain: Valladolid, Lava

Dec 13 – Spain: San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo

Dec 14 – Spain: Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte

Dec 16 – Portugal: Porto, Casa da Musica

Dec 17 – Portugal: Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna

Feb 1 - Ireland: Dublin – Vicar Street

Feb 2 – N Ire: Belfast, Empire                      

Feb 4 – UK: Leeds, Met University

Feb 5 – Scot: Glasgow, The Arches  

Feb 6 – UK: Manchester, Albert Halls                                             

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

Feb 10 – UK: Birmingham, Institute

Feb 11 – UK: Brighton, All Saints Church   

Feb 12 – UK: Bath, Komedia

Feb 15 – France: Paris, Le Trianon

Feb 16 – Germany: Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnof         

Feb 17 – Switzerland: Zurich, Kaufleuten

Feb 21 – Italy: Turin, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Feb 22 – Italy: Bologna: Estragon                               

Feb 24 – Italy: Rome, Auditorium Parco Della Musica           

Feb 25 – Italy: Brescia, Teatro Grande           

Feb 27 – Slovenia: Ljubljana, Kino Siska       

Feb 28 – Austria: Salzburg, Rockhouse          

Mar 1 – Germany: Munich, Freiheiz                                       

Mar 3 – Hungary: Budapest, A38

Mar 4 – Slovakia: Bratislava, Majestic Music Club                 

Mar 5 – Austria: Vienna, Chaya Fuera

Mar 6 – Czech Rep: Prague, Lucerna Music Bar                     

Mar 8 – Poland: Krakow, Studio         

Mar 9 – Poland: Warsaw, Basen         

Mar 10             - Poland: Poznan, CK Zamek  

Mar 12 - Germany: Berlin, Huxleys

Mar 13 – Germany: Hamburg, Fabrik 

Mar 15 – Sweden: Gothennburg, Stadsteartern           

Mar 16             - Sweden: Stockholm, Sodra Teatern              

Mar 18 - Finland: Helsinki, Tavastia                           

Mar 20 – Denmark: Copenhagen, Amager Bio           

Mar 22 – Luxembourg:  Luxembourg, Den Atelier     

Mar 23 - Holland: Amsterdam, Paradiso

Mar 24 – Belgium: Brussels: AB Main Hall    

Mar 25 - Germany: Cologne, Kantine 

Mar 26 – Germany: Frankfurt, St Peter           

Mar 28 – Switzerland: Lausanne, D! Club

Mar 29 – Switzerland: Bern, Bierhubeli

 

CLASSIC ROYAL TRUX ALBUM VETERANS OF DISORDER TO BE REISSUED ON 18/11

Royal Trux | 02/10/13

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Back in play just to celebrate 14 years, 2 months and 12 days since its original release is Royal Trux's penultimate album, Veterans of Disorder.

Coming off the fan-favorite Accelerator LP, it was clearly time to build on expectations, right? Uh...listen, maybe this isn't the band for you. Neil and Jennifer were fans of rock n roll to the finish, sure - but in that, Royal Trux was a dyed-in-the-wool contrarian enterprise, rebels to the core, and everything they endeavored to was viewed from the several angles necessary to call a spade a dupe, etc. And so it was with counterintuitive rose-colored glasses strapped on tight to their work-goggles that Veterans of Disorder was conceived. Accelerator had deployed a unified production concept, with pleasingly mashed-together sonics in an coruscated, ultra-compressed mix. Fine. That was out; New ways of hearing would be necessary this time around. VOD's songs seldom sound as if they're coming from the same session as each other, and the distorto riff-rock that had caused so much intake of breath in '98 was abandoned for a generally cleaner, wider-ranging sound overall.

Which is not to say that Veterans of Disorder lacks a guitarish whip-crack and crunch. The lead-breakdown on "Lunch Money" is supreme, the rockers "Second Skin" and "Waterpark" are directed with assuredly acidic guitars, and the album concludes with seven minutes of deeply focused jamming, as Neil switches tones mid-solo, burning it DOWN several different ways before concluding with threnodial runs of pedal steel.

Even in the dark early days of the band, humour was an essential element to Truxian logic, and perhaps the most enduring qualities of Veterans (after the hard-hitting rock and the songs themselves) are the laughs. Opening with "Waterpark," Royal Trux non-ironically located themselves at play (and loving it) in a symbol of contemporary America's odious heartland. From a band who'd most recently dropped a misshapen and obscure "3 Song EP," this was comedy itself, but the music has the final word, as Jennifer's ode to a day in the sun is matched perfectly by Neil's light-yet-stinging power chords. The call-and-response vocals and percussion breakdowns of "¡Yo Se!" are somewhat pricelessly provocative, as is "Sickazz Dog"'s musique concrète/pop opera romp (in the process divining an entirely different result than the ur-industrial Twin Infinitives). But Jennifer's snake-riding delivery on "Coming Out Party" (including the knee-slappers, "it rhymes with bull-SHIT" and "come back, Dracula, come back!") vs. the serpentine instrumental arrangement is perhaps the album's most overt laff-riot.

Assembled at several studios (including their own home rig) in and around the woods of rural Virginia, Veterans of Disorder unites its divergent approaches under a glossy exterior. This was a band that had fought the major-label wars, and their product, as subversive as it was, was still aiming for the greatest possible impact - an ambition that had no deleterious impact on the music at hand. Instead, Royal Trux revealed themselves once again to be rock satirists supreme, with pure rock and roll that was intent on undermining itself and its audience from within. With less than a year left in their fifteen-year run, Royal Trux were flying at a speed that most bands dream of - and Veterans of Disorder is one of their (many) finest albums. It sees the light of day again on November 18th, 2013 via DominoVeterans Of Disorder will be available on CD (WIGCD68) and vinyl (WIGLP68) and you can pre-order the album HERE.

VETERANS OF DISORDER TRACK LISTING

1. Waterpark

2. Stop

3. The Exception

4. Second Skin

5. Witch’s Tit

6. Lunch Money

7. ¡Yo Se!

8. Sickazz Dog

9. Coming Out Party

10. Blue Is the Frequency

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SING TO ME’

Anna Calvi | 02/10/13

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Anna Calvi has shared an extended album trailer for the track ‘Sing To Me’, taken from her album, One Breath, released on Monday. The video was filmed in Mexico by Emma Nathan; watch it HERE.

 

One Breath – which has already been awarded 4*s in MOJO, Q, Uncut and the Guardian, is a more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor. The fiery elements of Anna’s debut remain, but One Breath is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

One Breath, with all music and lyrics written by Calvi, will be available on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284) and digitally (WIG284D). There will also be a special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X) with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, ‘Endless World’ and ‘1970s Wind’, plus a limited edition print. The first 500 CDs and special edition LPs pre-ordered through Dom Mart will be signed by the artist. Pre-order the album HERE. You can also pre-order the album through iTunes now, with ‘Sing To Me’ as an Instant Grat track, HERE.

 

Anna Calvi recently performed a handful of intimate, sold out shows in London, Milan, Paris and Berlin. The full Paris show is available to watch online through Arte, HERE. Anna will play an album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London next Tuesday October 8th (sold out) and will return to London to play The Troxy on 8th February 2014, with more dates to be announced soon. Full dates are as follows:

 

Oct 8 – UK: London, Islington Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT
Nov 11 – USA: New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 16 – USA: Los Angeles, Royce Hall
Nov 17 – USA: San Francisco, The Independent
Nov 26 – France: Lille, Le Grand Mix
Nov 27 – France: Caen, Le Cargo
Nov 28 – France: Angers, La Chabada
Nov 30 – France: Vannes, L'echonova
Dec 1 – France: La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y'On
Dec 2 – France: Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs
Dec 4 – France: Toulouse, Le Bikini
Dec 5 – France: Orléans, L'astrolab
Dec 6 – France: Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Dec 8 – France: Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai
Dec 10 – Spain: Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo
Dec 11 – Spain: Madrid, Teatro Lara
Dec 12 – Spain: Valladolid, Lava
Dec 13 – Spain: San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo
Dec 14 – Spain: Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte
Dec 16 – Portugal: Porto, Casa da Musica
Dec 17 – Portugal: Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

Feb 15 – France: Paris, Le Trianon

 

BLOOD ORANGE - CUPID DELUXE

Blood Orange | 01/10/13

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Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – will release his sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe on November 18th 2013.  The album was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more.  The album will be available for purchase on CD (WIGCD322) and 2xLP vinyl (WIGLP322); click HERE to pre-order the record via iTunes, and HERE to pre-order it via Domino Mart.

Wanna know more about Cupid Deluxe? Click HERE to watch Dev do an in-depth interview with his pal, Karley Slutever, about the album, its influences, its themes, and more!

Gorgeous first single “Chamakay,” recently named Best New Track by Pitchfork, has already been released into the world; if you missed it the first time, click HERE to watch the video, directed by Adam Bainbridge of Kindness and featuring guest vocals by Caroline Polachek of Chairlift.

Cupid Deluxe is the follow up to Hynes’ debut as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves.  Since that album’s release, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.

Blood Orange will be playing Pitchfork Music Festival Paris at the end of this month (Oct 31st – Nov 2nd).

Cupid Deluxe tracklisting:

  1. Chamakay                                                           7. Clipped On                                                    
  2. You’re Not Good Enough                             8. Always Let You Down
  3. Uncle Ace                                                            9. On The Line
  4. No Right Thing                                                   10. High Street
  5. It Is What It Is                                                    11. Time Will Tell
  6. Chosen 
 

VILLAGERS RELEASE ‘NOTHING ARRIVED’ ON 11TH NOVEMBER 2013

Villagers | 26/09/13

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Following their second Mercury Music Prize nomination for their second album {Awayland}, Villagers are to release ‘Nothing Arrived’, (a ‘hybrid of melancholy and euphoria’ - Uncut) as a single on 11th November 2013.

The accompanying video, directed by Alden Volney documents a day in the life of lonely office worker Terrence Bliss - whose repetitive existence is momentarily disturbed. Watch it HERE.

Villagers appeared at many festivals this summer including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Latitude, Leeds and Reading, Green Man and also made an appearance at Beck's Song Reader Live at the Barbican alongside Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand. The band’s performance of ‘Nothing Arrived’ at Glastonbury can be viewed HERE.

Villagers will be touring throughout Europe in November/December with a London show at Heaven on the 7th Nov.   UK dates are as follows:

03 Nov LIVERPOOL East Village Arts Club

05 Nov EDINBURGH Queens Hall

06 Nov HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

07 Nov LONDON Heaven

09 Nov EXETER Phoenix

10 Nov OXFORD Academy

11 Nov BATH Komedia

12 Nov NORWICH Waterfront 

 

{Awayland} was recorded at Attica Audio in Co. Donegal by Conor J. O’Brien and fellow Villager Thomas McLaughlin, and is the follow-up to the band’s Mercury Award-nominated and Ivor Novello-winning debut, Becoming a Jackal. 

 

JON HOPKINS SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘BREATHE THIS AIR FEAT. PURITY RING’

Jon Hopkins | 25/09/13

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Jon Hopkins has shared a stunning new video for his single ‘Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring’, which is released this week. The video was directed by Anthony Dickenson, who said the following:

I was interested in those times when you think you're totally alone in your thoughts and something unexpectedly disrupts that, snapping you out. The characters in the film have very different stories but I wanted to create distinct parallels, bringing them closer and closer until they actually intersect in a single defining moment.

The single version of ‘Breathe This Air’ features Purity Ring’s Megan James, whose vocals transform the track into a vast and shimmering expanse, bringing waves of beautiful melancholy to the original's dark and dusty techno. ‘Breathe This Air’ is the second single taken from the universally acclaimed Immunity, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize last week.

 


A limited edition 12” vinyl of Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring b/w Jon Hopkins’ remix of Purity Ring’s ‘Amenamy’ (JHPR-001T) is on sale now through Dom Mart, HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Jon Hopkins feat. Purity Ring ‘Breathe This Air’

Purity Ring – ‘Amenamy’ (Jon Hopkins Remix)

Following a sold out performance at KOKO which received 4* reviews in The Guardian and The Times, Jon Hopkins’ next London show on 22nd February has been upgraded to The Forum in Kentish Town. Tickets are available here.

 

Jon Hopkins will be touring as follows, with UK dates in bold:

 

24th September - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla (with support from Lone)

27th September - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Leisure System

28th September - Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar (with Moderat)

5th October - Bologna, Italy @ Robot Festival

12th October - Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival

23rd October - Graz, Austria @ Elevate Festival

25th October - Bergen, Norway @ Ekko Festival

26th October - Munich, Germany @ Münchner Kammerspiele

2nd November - Reykjavik, Iceland  @ Iceland Airwaves Festival

8th November - Turin, Italy @ Club To Club Festival

15th November - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

16th November - Brooklyn, NY @ Verboten

18th November - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

21st November - Toronto, ONT @ The Hoxton

23rd November - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

25th November - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club

26th November - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

27th November - Portland, OR @ Rotture

29th November - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

30th November - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

7th December - Perth, Australia @ The Bakery

12th December - Melbourne, Australia @ The HiFi

13th December - Victoria, Australia @ Meredith Festival

14th December - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory

22nd February - London, UK @ The Forum

 

GRANT HART LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

Grant Hart | 24/09/13

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Having originally brought his new album The Argument to the UK with a full backing band earlier this year, Grant Hart is now returning to perform tracks - both new and old – in a solo, electric show during October and November this year. Full dates can be found below.

The Argument, which is inspired by both John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost and an unpublished manuscript by William S. Burroughs entitled Lost Paradise, includes recent track ‘Is the Sky the Limit?’ and ‘(It was a) Most Disturbing Dream’ can now be streamed below.

Grant Hart will be playing the following shows:

21/10 - Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's   (TICKETS)

23/10 - Glasgow Broadcast    (TICKETS)

24/10 - Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Yorkshire (TICKETS)

27/10 - York Fibbers   (TICKETS)

29/10 - Brighton The Hope (TICKETS)

30/10 - Cardiff Moon Club (TICKETS)

31/10 - London The Miller (TICKETS)

1/11 - Bristol Exchange (TICKETS)

3/11 - Cambridge Portland Arms (TICKETS)

 

FRIENDS OF DOMINO – WE NEED YOU!

17/09/13

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Domino is running the Royal Parks half marathon in aid of charity and Domino needs you.

On Sunday October 6th Team Domino will be clocking up the 13.1 miles in order to raise funds for two fantastic charities; Shelter from the Storm and MIND, the mental health charity. Fifteen of us are taking up the challenge and we hope you’ll all get behind us either by cheering us on or better still, making a small donation. We may look a motley crew but we got the moves.

So, friends, we kindly ask that you click here where you can make your donation; no sum is too small and certainly no sum is too large and all are gratefully received.

If you are able to make donation please be sure to leave us a message and be sure to quote GO TEAM DOMINO as this will see you entered into a prize draw for a super duper Domino swag bag. Let us tell you; they are well heavy. We have five up for grabs.

Here's a little more about the charities but visit their websites to find out more about their awesome work. 

Shelter from the Storm : London’s only free homeless shelter providing hot meals and a warm bed to 18 men and 18 women a night, 365 days a year. They are not affiliated with any other organisation and the whole operation is staffed by volunteers. They receive no government funding and are utterly dependent on the generosity of the community.

MIND : Every week in the UK over 100 people take their own lives and more than 100,000 will have a hospital admission for mental health problems. Their aim is to provide advice and support and to empower anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. They tirelessly campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding and equality.

 

SEBADOH SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘I WILL'

Sebadoh | 17/09/13

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Defend Yourself’, the new album from Sebadoh, the longtime project of Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D'Amico is out today on Domino. Current single and album opener ‘I Will’ has also been released and to coincide with this they’ve launched the accompanying video and you can watch it HERE.

Complete with scrawled lyrics, home comforts and the odd cat or two, it captures the lo-fi, DIY ethic that Sebadoh are known and loved for.

 

For more all-out grunge, the video for ‘All Kinds’ is also being played at Islington’s O2 Academy on September 19th ahead of Nirvana’s 1992 Reading performance as part of the Rooftop Film Club’s Cine Gigs series. Tickets can be purchased HERE

 

Sebadoh will also be playing two UK shows in Manchester and London (dates below). Defend Yourself will be available on LP (WIGLP319), Deluxe LP (WIGLP319X)CD (WIGCD319) and digitally (WIG319D).

 

The deluxe edition comes with a two-track 7” featuring two bonus tracks ‘No Wound’ and ‘Imminent Emergency’.

UK Dates (Tickets)

October 15th: MANCHESTER, Academy 3

October 16th: LONDON, Scala

 

STEVE MASON ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF A NEW SINGLE, FIRE! NOVEMBER 4TH 2013

Steve Mason | 17/09/13

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BLOOD ORANGE REVEALS VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “CHAMAKAY”

Blood Orange | 12/09/13

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Today Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes - has revealed the video for his new song “Chamakay”. The video for the track, which features vocals by Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, was directed by Adam Bainbridge and filmed on Hynes’ trip to Guyana, where he met his 92-year old grandfather for the first time. Click HERE to watch the video. The song is also available for sale on iTunes NOW.

Hynes on the making of the video for “Chamakay”:

"I decided to visit Georgetown, Guyana for the first time, the town where my mother is from. She, herself has not been back for 30 years, 3 years before I was born. I tracked down family members, including my 92 year old grandfather, who I had never met before. In this video you will see our first ever meeting.  The wonderful female vocals on this track are performed by Caroline Polachek from the band Chairlift. Special thanks to Yulandi, Tyrese Gomes, Samantha Urbani, The Crandons & Adam Bainbridge.”

“Chamakay” is the first taste of Blood Orange’s new album, Cupid Deluxe, which will be released later this year – details to be announced soon.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS, JON HOPKINS & VILLAGERS NOMINATED FOR THE 2013 MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE

11/09/13

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Domino is thrilled to announce that three of our releases have been nominated for the 2013 Mercury Music Prize. Amongst the twelve albums shortlisted for this year’s prize are Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’, Jon Hopkins ‘Immunity’ and Villagers ‘{Awayland}. The Mercury Music Prize will take place on Wednesday 30th October at the Roundhouse in London.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS

Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album, AM, was released this week to exceptional reviews and is on course to be the band’s fifth number one album. AM, the band’s third album to be nominated for the prize, features guest appearances from Josh Homme, Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones. The band headlined Glastonbury for the second time this summer, played the Roundhouse in London on the day of album release and will be performing an arena tour this autumn with two shows at London’s Earl’s Court on October 25th and 26th.

“We are delighted and hugely flattered to be nominated for such a prestigious award in the same week we celebrate the release of our new album”Arctic Monkeys

Watch the video for ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’, HERE.

 

‘AM is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career’ NME 10/10

 

  

JON HOPKINS

Despite only having been released in June, Jon Hopkins' Immunity is already widely regarded as a landmark moment in modern British electronic music. Immunity is a powerful, multi-faceted beast which peaks with Collider, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, Immunity - a track featuring vocals from King Creosote, whose collaboration with Hopkins earned them a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize two years ago. Following a summer of festival appearances and tour dates with Pet Shop Boys and Purity Ring, Jon Hopkins will play further UK dates this autumn with a sold out show at KOKO in London on Sep 21st and a newly added date at the Oval Space in London on February 22nd.

"I am a bit stunned to have been nominated this year. For an album of not exactly hummable electronic music to get such an accolade is amazing and a total surprise." – Jon Hopkins

 

Watch the video for Open Eye Signal, HERE.

 

‘with new album Immunity, he may just have made the dance record of the decade’ – DJ Mag – 9/10

 

 VILLAGERS

A sense of curiosity and wonder shoots through the layers of Villagers second album {Awayland} like radiant lightning. It provides illumination and starkness, a clash palpable on a song like Earthly Pleasure, with its furious percussion and splintered-sounding guitars, or Grateful Song which begins delicately, tentatively, before building up to a release of howls. {Awayland} was produced by Conor J. O’Brien and Villagers’ guitarist Tommy McLaughlin at Attica Audio, Co Donegal and is the follow up to the acclaimed debut Becoming a Jackal which was also Mercury nominated and awarded a prestigious Ivor Novello. The album received great praise on its release including the two page lead review in MOJO. Following a summer of festivals including appearances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and Green Man, Villagers will be touring the UK this November with a show at Heaven in London on November 7th.

We are surprised and honoured to be nominated for the Mercury Prize with {Awayland}; it warms the cockles no end.’Conor O’ Brien

Watch the video for Nothing Arrived, HERE.

 

‘a masterpiece’The Sunday Times 

 

WATCH JULIA HOLTER 'THIS IS A TRUE HEART' VIDEO

Julia Holter | 10/09/13

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Los Angeles based artist Julia Holter today shares the official video for ‘This Is A True Heart’, the next single to be taken from new album Loud City Song and available from 18th November. Released last month to enormous critical acclaim, Loud City Song is Holter’s most daring work to date and ‘This is a True Heart’ is its perfect pop moment.  

Directed by fellow LA resident Eugene Kotlayrenko and shot in the city’s desolate port district and retro-futurist Bonaventure hotel, the Ballard-ian, spy-thriller homage video for ‘This Is A True Heart’ explores themes of loyalty, conviction and passion suggested by the song’s title – Holter starring as a conflicted “hacktivist” torn between personal ties and professional duty.

Following her sold out show at Cecil Sharp House, Julia Holter will be playing at Village Underground in London on November 11th as well as the following UK and Irish dates:

Nov 11th: Village Underground, London

Nov 12th: Komedia, Brighton

Nov 13th: Deaf Institute, Manchester

Nov 14th: Howard Assembly Hall, Leeds

Nov 15th: Leaf, Liverpool

Nov 16th: The Cube, Bristol

Nov 17th: Dublin Unitarian Church, Dublin

Nov 19th: Whelans, Dublin

Nov 20th: CCA, Glasgow

 

 

DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCE NEW EP, WISH HOTEL

Ducktails | 10/09/13

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DucktailsWish Hotel consists of five songs recorded by Matt Mondanile at home in Ridgewood, New Jersey. All instrumentation was recorded by Mondanile and mixed by Al Carlson. This EP finds Mondanile returning back to the blown out guitar and synthesizer work of his past releases. Listen to ‘Honey Tiger Eyes’ HERE.

Wish Hotel follows the January 2013 release of The Flower Lane, Ducktails’ first long player for Domino. The Flower Lane took a tangential turn away from solo home-recording of past releases towards the more collaborative environment of the studio. Ducktails' Matt Mondanile (who also plays in Real Estate) roped in close friends and colleagues to make something more adventurous yet easy-going. The ten songs on The Flower Lane moved across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout.

The EP is available for pre-order now as a limited edition translucent white 12" (only 100 available! / standard edition to follow later) and digitally on iTunes; all pre-orders come with an instant grat of the song "Honey Tiger Eyes".

Limited Edition LP
iTunes

Tracklisting:
01 - Tie-Dye
02 - Honey Tiger Eyes
03 - Wish Hotel
04 - Jazz
05 - Naïve Music

 

FRANZ FERDINAND'S EVIL EYE PLUS UK TOUR

Franz Ferdinand | 09/09/13

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Evil Eye, on Monday the 28th of October 2013

Evil Eye was co-produced by Alex from Franz Ferdinand & Todd Terje and recorded  in Scotland, London and Oslo .

The single is available as a one-track download and is accompanied by a video very much inspired the ‘horror theme’ of the song title, or in Alex’s words – “The video is a gruesome blood orgy eye stab death romp wide-oh creep necro fest, play this on the telly if you dare you fuckers.”

Directed by acclaimed U.S. film-maker Diane Martel (www.dianemartel.me), who said – “This is a creepy nasty video for my dear friends and my favourite band. I’m proud to be part of this brilliant album’s visuals!”

 

Additionally, having just played two low-key shows at Glasgow’s QMU and The Electric in Brixton, London, Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a U.K. tour in 2014.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                              London                                                Roundhouse

17th                              Brighton                                   Dome

18th                              Bristol                                       O2 Academy

19th                              Southampton                           Guildhall

21st                              Birmingham                             O2 Academy

22nd                            Manchester                             Academy

23rd                             Dublin                                      Olympia

25th                              Glasgow                                  Barrowlands

26th                              Leeds                                       O2 Academy

27th                              Newcastle                                O2 Academy

 

Tickets for the shows are priced at £22.50 (except London where they are £25) and are available from 9am on Friday 13th September 2013 via www.ticketweb.co.uk. www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.

 

THE PASTELS ‘SUMMER RAIN’ CASSETTE FOR CASSETTE STORE DAY

The Pastels | 06/09/13

Image: Past

We're really pleased to announce The Pastels participation in the inaugural Cassette Store Day, this Saturday, 7 September.  They've compiled a unique C60 cassette of some of their favourite Pastels music, and it's called Summer Rain after the track of the same name taken from current album Slow Summits.  The band are also due to play London’s Scala on November 8th and are thrilled to announce that Lightships have been added to the bill alongside Bill-Ryder Jones.

Here are some words from the group...

'When we started our group all those years ago, cassettes, like fanzines, were an immediate, easier way into things for us, and many others.  It was the perfect, accessible, outsider medium. We of course got lucky and Whaam!, Rough Trade and slightly later, Creation liked our music and wanted to release Pastels records.  But how did they first hear us?  On cassette of course. 

 

For Cassette Store Day we've tried to be faithful to the art form by compiling a speedy mix / comp in the way that you would for someone you wanted to turn onto a group that you like.  It's a Pastels comp, so Summer Rain is a C60 (with download card) of some of our favourite music we've made for Domino, starting around 1995 with Mobile Safari and ending with songs from the Slow Summits sessions.  The artwork is by Annabel Wright.'

 

Listen to ‘Summer Rain’.

Summer Rain is available this Saturday in participating Cassette Store Day shops and from next week via Domino Mart.

Summer Rain Tracklisting

Side one: Illuminum Song / Check My Instrumental / Summer Rain / Boats / Wilderness Theme / Everybody Is A Star / Frozen Wave / Mechanised

Side two: Worlds Of Possibility / Rough Riders / On The Way / Classic Lineup / Yoga / Flightpaths To Each Other / Love, It's Getting Better / Check My Heart

The Pastels will play the following UK date:

November 8th: LONDON, Scala (with Bill Ryder-Jones & Lightships) TICKETS

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘ELIZA’

Anna Calvi | 30/08/13

Image: Anna Calvi NL

Anna Calvi has shared a breathtaking new video for her forthcoming single, Eliza, directed by Emma Nathan. 

Eliza will be released as the first single from Anna Calvi’s new album, One Breath, on 7th October 2013. Striking a delicate balance between optimism and despair, the soaring Eliza is about "seeing a strong and beautiful woman who reminds you of a part of yourself that has got lost somehow, and striving to become that person again” - Anna Calvi.

Eliza will be backed with a new track, A Kiss To Your Twin, and available as a two track digital bundle (RUG553D) from 7th October and also on 7” (RUG553) from 30th September. Pre-order the 7” through Dom Mart HERE

One Breath is a more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor. The fiery elements of Anna’s debut remain, but One Breath is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

One Breath, with all music and lyrics written by Calvi, will be available on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284) and digitally (WIG284D). There will also be a special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X) with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, ‘Endless World’ and ‘1970s Wind’, plus a limited edition print. The first 500 CDs and special edition LPs pre-ordered through Dom Mart will be signed by the artist. Pre-order the album HERE. You can also pre-order the album through iTunes now, with ‘Sing To Me’ as an Instant Grat track, HERE.

Anna Calvi will be performing her new album in a handful of intimate venues in London, Milan, Paris and Berlin this September. The London show (which is now sold out) will take place at Wilton’s Music Hall on September 12th. She will then be performing across Europe and the US until the end of the year, with an album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on October 8th (also sold out).  She will return to London to play The Troxy on 8th February 2014.  Full dates are as follows:

Sept 12 – UK: London, Wiltons Music Hall - SOLD OUT

Oct 8 – UK: London, Islington Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

Watch the album trailer HERE.

 

CASS MCCOMBS 'BIG WHEEL AND OTHERS'; LISTEN TO 'THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE'

Cass McCombs | 21/08/13

Image: Cass Announcement WEB

Domino is proud to present the new album from Cass McCombs - 'Big Wheel and Others' - which will be released on Monday the 14th of October. The new double LP follows the landmark albums Dropping The Writ, Catacombs, Wit's End and Humor Risk among other releases and is further proof of McCombs’ status as one of his generation’s most visionary, defiant and inspirational songwriters - as uncompromising, radical and genuinely counter-cultural as any other artist working today.

Listen to 'There Can Be Only One' below:

McCombs’s most ambitious and stylistically diverse release to date, the twenty-two song long 'Big Wheel and Others' is a marauding marvel of great beauty, insight, humour and mystery that truly sees McCombs at the peak of his mercurial powers - his restless muse making stops at all the strangest, most singular roadsides of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and more on its nomadic quest for human truth and understanding. In equal parts bucolically gorgeous and thrillingly roughshod, mischievously obtuse and devastatingly direct, painfully personal and cosmically universal, 'Big Wheel...' is the perfect distillation of over a decade's worth of creation and chaos in the life of a true pillar of the American underground.

The depth of imagination and skill of execution on show throughout 'Big Wheel' is breathtaking, McCombs showing once again that he is a uniquely masterful manipulator of traditional forms - a writer capable of making the most care-worn musical conventions feel subversive and new by virtue of his sheer spirit and perspective. Songs such as 'Aeon of Aquarius Blues', the yearningly romantic 'Angel Blood' and lead single 'There Can Be Only One' reaffirm Cass's intimate relationship with the acoustic guitar as an eloquent and expressive instrument, while the likes of 'Big Wheel' and 'Satan Is My Toy' are two of the leanest, most visceral songs in McCombs's catalogue to date. Conversely, 'The Burning Of The Temple' and 'Joe Murder' are brittle and forlorn, haunted by melancholic jazz motifs and bursts of unsettling avant-garde noise. Elsewhere, 9-minute album centrepiece 'Everything Has To Be Just So' encapsulates Cass's ability to inbue wry and often confrontational social commentary with an overarching and generous humanity, as the song opens up from rattlesnake tavern blues into a naked emotive lament with deft sleight of hand.

Brimming with evocative storytelling, discerning introspection and heart-rending melody, 'Big Wheel And Others' is a bold new chapter in the fascinating Cass McCombs legend.

‘Big Wheel and Others’ will be available on double CD (WIGCD305), standard and limited edition 2xLP (WIGLP305) and digital (WIG305D). The limited edition 2xLP (WIGLP305X - limited to 500) features special packaging, an alternate album cover, and an exclusive 7" containing unreleased tracks. The double CD and limited edition 2xLP are available exclusively now for pre-order through the Domino Mart; all orders receive “There Can Be Only One” as an instant grat MP3 download. 

The Limited Edition Double LP is a limited edition of 500 and exclusive to the Domino Mart and features a vinyl jacket offset printed on Kraft Duplex paper stock by Stumptown Printers that includes:
- an alternate album cover
- an exclusive 7" containing unreleased tracks 
- an exclusive 8pg booklet featuring illustrations by Albert Herter and album lyrics
- includes MP3 download card 

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Tour dates
30 August Salisbury, UK - End of the Road Festival [BUY TICKETS]
02 September Manchester, UK - Castle Hotel [BUY TICKETS]

Big Wheel and Others tracklisting
Disc 1
01. Sean I
02. Big Wheel
03. Angel Blood
04. Morning Star
05. The Burning Of The Temple, 2012
06. Brighter!
07. There Can Be Only One
08. Name Written in Water
09. Joe Murder
10. Everything Has To Be Just-So 

Disc 2
01. It Means A Lot To Know You Care
02. Dealing
03. Sooner Cheat Death Than Fool Love
04. Satan Is My Toy
05. Sean II
06. Home On The Range
07. Brighter! (Featuring Karen Black)
08. Untitled Spain Song
09. Sean III
10. Honesty Is No Excuse
11. Aeon Of Aquarius Blues
12. Unearthed 

Cass McCombs photo by Pony Cassells.

 
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