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OWEN PALLETT SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR "SONG FOR FIVE & SIX"

Owen Pallett | 22/04/14

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OWEN PALLETT debuts a brand new video clip in advance of his upcoming album, In Conflict, for the single "Song For Five & Six".  Directed by Jeff Scheven, the video features the choreography of Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, as well as the impressive dancing of students of Canada’s National Ballet School. 

 

Owen Pallett will be touring this May in support of In Conflict (released on May 26th), with a show at Oval Space in London on 21st May. These live dates will feature the "power trio" line-up of drummer Robbie Gordon and multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith.  The new configuration has been appearing as part of a series of after-shows for Arcade Fire, with whom Pallett has been touring extensively around the world and with whom he shared his recent Academy Award nomination for their collaboration on the original score for Spike Jonze's Her.  Live dates are as follows:

09-05        Montreal, PQ            La Sala Rossa (with Doldrums)

10-05        Toronto, ON             Danforth Music Hall  (with Doldrums)

13-05        Brooklyn, NY           Glasslands (with Doldrums)

14-05        New York, NY         Bowery Ballroom (with Doldrums)

15-05        Philadelphia, PA       Johnny Brenda’s (with Doldrums)

17-05        Boston, MA               Brighton Music Hall (with Doldrums)

21-05           London, UK             Oval Space (with Sean Nicholas Savage and Fairhorns)

23-05        Paris, FR                    La Maroquinerie (with Hauschka and Fairhorns)

25-05        Berlin, DE                 Volksbühne (with Xiu Xiu)

27-05        Lisbon, PT                 Lux (with Sean Nicholas Savage)

In other collaborative news, this week saw the announcement of the new joint effort by Pallett and Dan Snaith (Caribou) under his "Daphni" moniker.  You can listen to the "Julia"/"Tiberius" 12" single HERE.

In Conflict will be available on May 26th on CD (WIGCD304), digitally (WIG304D), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart. You may pre-order the album HERE. “The Riverbed” and "Song For Five & Six" are available now for early download for all pre-orders on Dom Mart as well as on iTunes.

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS ANNOUNCE AUGUST 2014 UK DATES

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 16/04/14

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Following the release of their new album 'Wig Out At Jagbags' and UK dates earlier this year, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks return to the UK and Germany in late summer to play the following shows:

Mon 25 August         Brighton                  Old Market

Wed 27 August        Newcastle                 Riverside

Thurs 28 August       Nottingham              The Rescue Rooms

Sat 30 August          Liverpool                  Kazamier

Wed 3 September    Bielefeld, Germany    Forum

Enjoy the video for their album track ‘Cinnamon and Lesbians’ 

In the words of Stephen Malkmus, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ was 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 ... ‘

 

REAL ESTATE DEBUT NEW VIDEO ON 'FUNNY OR DIE'; ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

Real Estate | 15/04/14

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Real Estate are debuting their brand new video for their forthcoming single, "Crime", exclusively on the comedic website Funny Or Die today.  Directed by Tom Scharpling, the video stars actor Andy Daly (Eastbound & Down, currently starring on Review from Comedy Central), who just so happens to hail from the very same hometown as the band: Ridgewood, New Jersey.  How's that for kismet?

Watch the video for "Crime" HERE.

 
This completes the comedic pas de deux for the group as the band made their national television debut with an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman on the CBS Network last week.  You can view their performance of lead single "Talking Backwards" right HERE.

Atlas has been one of the most acclaimed albums of 2014, earning a Pitchfork Best New Music, spotlights in Rolling Stone, NPR, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly and much more. The New York Times Magazine calls Atlas “the first important record of 2014.”
 
Having just successfully completed their first leg of touring in support of Atlas with a run of sold-out concerts, the band have announced a new string of live dates, including summer festival appearances at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, The Woodsist Festival in Big Sur, California and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee along with their biggest headlining shows to date at The Fillmore in San Francisco and Terminal 5 back "home" in New York.

2014 Tour Dates:
05-23 - Manchester, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-24 - Bristol, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-25 - Nottingham, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-26 - Glasgow, UK - The Classic Grand
05-27 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's
05-29 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
05/30-31 - Neustrelitz, Germany - Immergut Festival
06-02 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
06/12-15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
07-20 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07/24-27 - Denver, CO - The UMS
08-01 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
08-02 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
08-03 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
08-05 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival
08/08-10 - Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
8/14-17 - Wales, UK - Green Man Festival
09-27 - Frederick, MD - Flying Dog Brewery
10-02 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-29 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire

You can purchase Atlas via all good record stores, iTunes and the Domino MART.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide any purchasing links for Jared Frenkel's Blood Lords novels, in spite of great effort to do so.

"Crime"
Written & Directed by Tom Scharpling - http://www.productioncompanyproductions.com/
Produced & Edited by Rob Hatch-Miller & Puloma Basu
Starring: Andy Daly, Nick Kroll, Stephanie Twyford Baldwin, Chiz Schultz, John Trowbridge, Ikeem Allen, Richie Rodriguez, Aedn Bowater, Charlie Hankin, Joy Song, Mackenzie Luzzi & Michael Lisk
Director Of Photography: Mike Rossetti
Gaffer: Danny April
Steadicam: Jamie Northrup
1st ACs: Cole Koehler & Rebecca Rajadnya
2nd AC: Samantha Panger
Grips: Ethan June & Brian Yankou
Art Director: Simone Duff
Prop Master: Max Wixom
Hair & Makeup: Kristy Strate, Jess Coppa & Lilia Martinez
Wardrobe: Meghan Campbell
Colorist: Ben Murray, The Room
Motion Graphics: Joe Posner
Re-Recording Mixer: Dan Dzula
Key PA: James Kenny
Production Assistants: Barry Marino & Aaron Smith
Thanks: Allison Cohn, Nate Dern, No. 7 Restaurant, Tyler Kord, 5050 Skatepark, Ed Pollio, Angelica Popolano, Mick Management, Harrison Woliner, Kathi Scharer & Sean Marquand

 

DOMINO SEEKS BUSINESS AFFAIRS ASSISTANT

Various Artists | 14/04/14

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Domino Recording Co.is recruiting for an assistant to work within the Business Affairs Department across the record label and publishing company. This is a full-time, one year Business Administration apprenticeship within the London office. The apprenticeship is run in partnership with DiVA, an independent training provider for creative media professionals.

The role is an entry-level office based position, and will assist the day-to-day running of the department. Please note that the majority of workload within the role will be administrative based. However, this combined and challenging role will expose the candidate to many parts of the music business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of short form agreements for compilation releases
  • Negotiating broadcasts and sync licenses
  • Coordinating signing and finalisation of agreements
  • Updating licensing spreadsheets and arranging delivery of masters to external labels
  • General contracts administration and coordination.
  • Maintaining Business Affairs filing system
  • Managing priorities and task lists
  • Simple contract drafting and amendment
  • Liaison with other departments and artist management in relation to clearances
  • Drafting and issuing letters

Skills required:

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work to deadline and work under pressure
  • A professional manner with superior communication skills and strong computer competencies in the Microsoft package
  • Able to build and maintain working relationships with a wide range of people and remain diplomatic, tactful and utterly discreet in all dealings
  • Works collaboratively with others and is open and trustworthy
  • Responds calmly to pressure and challenge

Desirable:  Experience with legal documentation and contracts is preferred but not essential

To apply, you must complete an application form and send to the team at DiVa.  Applications directly to Domino cannot be accepted.  The closing date for applications in April 25th.

http://diversityinvisualarts.com/site/jobs/

 

BLOOD ORANGE ANNOUNCES UNCLE ACE REMIX PLUS VIDEO

Blood Orange | 10/04/14

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Last year Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – released his sophomore LP under that moniker, entitled Cupid Deluxe, one of the most anticipated and widely acclaimed albums of 2013. Today Blood Orange announces a 12” featuring remixes of the standout track “Uncle ACE,” which is out May 19th but available TODAY as a digital bundle. Click HERE to pre-order through Dom Mart.

Kindness directed a music video for “Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens),”which follows Hynes around his childhood hometown of Ilford in Essex. The video also features a text Q&A about his upbringing, hometown and how his environment influenced him as a musician and adult. 

Dev Hynes has made a name for himself as one of the most exciting voices creating and producing music right now. Click HERE to buy Cupid Deluxe via iTunes, and HERE via Domino Mart.

Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (Remixes) Tracklist:

1. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE 

2. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens) 

3. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (a/jus/ted Remix) 

Tour Dates

13/04/14              USA: Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

14/04/14              USA: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT

15/04/14              USA: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall – SOLD OUT

20/04/14              USA: Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

1/08/14                USA: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

 

VILLAGERS' CONOR O'BRIEN ANNOUNCES TWO LONDON PERFORMANCES

Villagers | 09/04/14

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Villagers’ Conor O’ Brien has announced two upcoming London performances - Ceiliúradh at the Royal Albert Hall this Thursday 10th April and David Lynch-Revisited at The Barbican on 20th June.

On the historic occasion of the first State Visit by the President of Ireland to the United Kingdom, President Michael D. Higgins will be guest of honour at Ceiliúradh, a special evening of music, spoken word and dance at the Royal Albert Hall featuring some of Ireland's finest musicians, singers, actors, authors and poets. Conor O'Brien will perform alongside Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Donal Lunny + very special guests. The event is now sold out.

On Friday 20th June, Conor O'Brien will be performing songs at the "David Lynch - Revisited" event at The Barbican; the world premiere of a new live homage to the songs and music from David Lynch’s films. From the romantic songs of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, to the violence of iconic scenes in Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart or Lost Highway, sound is a vital component of David Lynch’s films – it’s in the wind, in the air, and in the people’s thoughts; his carefully chosen songs conveying his characters’ mental states. Lynch’s songbook includes original versions by Roy Orbison, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Samuel Barber, Marilyn Manson and Elvis Presley. In Dreams brings together a stellar cast of singers to reinterpret these classic songs. Tickets are available HERE

Having won Ireland’s prestigious Meteor Choice Music Prize for {Awayland} last month, Villagers are set to release their new, James-Ford produced single, ‘Occupy Your Mind’ on limited edition clear vinyl on Record Store Day. The 7” release will be backed by new track ‘Beatitudes’ exclusively for the occasion. Originally written in support of the lgbt community in Russia on the advent of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, ‘Occupy Your Mind’ is a standalone single, not featuring on either of Villagers’ Mercury Music Prize-nominated albums {Awayland} and Becoming A Jackal.  Taking place on April 19th, Record Store Day celebrates the art of music around the world, bringing independent retailers and artists together for a series of events and releases. Watch the video for ‘Occupy Your Mind’ below.

 

WILD BEASTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'A SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH'

Wild Beasts | 08/04/14

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A Simple Beautiful Truth will be released as the next single from Wild Beasts on 19th May 2014. This is the second single from their fourth album, Present Tense, which entered the UK album charts at 10 and is already seen as one of the best albums of the year so far (Gigwise, NME, MOJO).

The accompanying video was filmed by Klaus Thymann. The band had the following to say about it: 'We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like A Simple Beautiful Truth, to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn't done this before.' 

Wild Beasts have just completed a UK tour in support of Present Tense, which culminated in a sold out, unforgettable show at London’s Brixton Academy, the band’s biggest London headline show to date. The band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the UK to perform at The Great Escape, End Of The Road (as the Sunday night headline act) and Bestival, with further dates to be announced. Full live dates are below.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production (Wild Beasts worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams), Present Tense 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. The album is available to buy now from Dom Mart and iTunes.

Listen to a remix of A Simple Beautiful Truth from East India Youth, who supported the band on their recent UK tour, HERE.

Listen to Wild Beasts perform A Simple Beautiful Truth live on US radio station KCRW) HERE. The full session is available to watch to HERE.

Live dates are as follows, with all tickets available from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk:

W

Wed 09 Apr 2014       Germany         Munich            Strom

Thu 10 Apr 2014         Italy                 Milan               Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti

Fri 11 Apr 2014          France                         Lyon                Marche-Gare

Sat 12 Apr 2014          Switzerland     Zurich             Plaza Club

Sun 13 Apr 2014         France                         Lille                 Aeronef

Tue 15 Apr 2014         Belgium           Brussels           Orangerie

Wed 16 Apr 2014       France                         Paris                Trabendo

Thu 08 May 2014        Northern Ire    Belfast             Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts festival

Fri 09 May 2014         UK                  Brighton          Great Escape @ The Dome

Thu 29 May 2014        Switzerland     Dudingen        Bad Bonn Kilbi

Fri 06 Jun 2014           Greece             Athens             Plissken

Fri 13 Jun 2014           Norway           Bergen             Bergenfest

Sun 15 Jun 2014         Denmark         Aarhus             Northside

Sat 21 Jun 2014          Holland           Hilvarenbeek   Best kept secret

Sat 28 Jun 2014          Ukraine           Kiev                Park Live

Sun 29 Jun 2014         Russia              Moscow                      Park Live

Fri 04 Jul 2014            Poland             Gdynia                        Open'er

Fri 15 Aug 2014          Belgium           Hasselt                       Pukklepop

Sat 16 Aug 2014         Hungary          Budapest         Sziget

Sun 17 Aug 2014        Germany         Hamburg                     Dockville

Sun 31 Aug 2014        UK                  Dorset             End of the Road

Sat 06 Sep 2014          UK                  Isle of Wight   Bestival

Tue 09 Sep 2014         CROATIA      Rovinj             Unknown

Fri 11 July 2014          USA                Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *

Sat 12 July 2014         USA                Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *

Mon 14 July 2014       USA                Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *

Tue 15 July 2014         USA                Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *

Wed 16 July 2014       USA                Toronto, ON - The Mod Club

Sat 19 July 2014         USA                Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

* w/ Mutual Benefit

 

WATCH HAMILTON LEITHAUSER'S "11 O'CLOCK FRIDAY NIGHT" VIDEO + UPDATED TOUR SCHEDULE

Hamilton Leithauser | 03/04/14

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More information over at Ribbon Music

 

HOW TO DRESS WELL ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "WHAT IS THIS HEART?"

How to Dress Well | 03/04/14

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More information at Weird World.

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT - WE ARE FLOATING

Archie Bronson Outfit | 03/04/14

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Archie Bronson Outfit reveal a new track, We Are Floating, through Domino on Monday May 19th 2014.

 

Arp Cleveland of the Archie Bronson Outfit, said of the track:

We Are Floating is about flux, transition, motion, potions, disappearing notions, moving, grooving, hovering, bothering; being dazed but giving praise.”

It is taken from their forthcoming album, Wild Crush, which is released on the same day.

The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Adam Mallett.

Commenting on the video, Adam Mallett said:

Phantoms in the night move between horizon lines in a psychedelic world of transmogrification and candy coloured beauty. Your brain window opens up to a land where trees are ears, forks are fingers, and your heart is overwhelmed by a greater love. Welcome to your new home.”

 

Wild Crush, recorded in their home-town of Bath, is Archie Bronson Outfit’s fourth album, and their first since Coconut in 2010. It is released on standard LP (WIGLP333)/ limited edition purple coloured vinyl (WIGLP333X), CD (WIGCD333) and digitally (WIG333D). Also, for the audiophiles, the album was mastered at half speed for maximum aural pleasure, the first Domino album to use this process.

You can pre-order Wild Crush via Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE.

The bold, flirtatious artwork for both the single and album was designed by renowned illustrator Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com.

Finally, having appeared at the Domino records night in celebration of Independent Venue Week at The Half Moon in Putney, SW London in late January, they recently announced a short U.K. tour to coincide with the album release. The band have also recently been confirmed to play this year’s End of the Road Festival.

The list of dates is as follows:

MAY

18th                   Dublin                                                  Workman’s Clubs

19th                   Manchester                                         Ruby Lounge

20th                   Bristol                                                   Lantern

21st                   London                                                  Islington Assembly Hall

 

AUGUST

29th-31st            Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset                End of the Road Festival

 

Tickets for the shows are priced at £11 (£12.50 in London) and are available via www.ticketmaster.ie (Dublin), www.gigsandtours.com (Manchester), www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Bristol) and www.parallellines.ticketabc.com  (London).

 

STREAM AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE' NOW

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 02/04/14

Next week, April 8 (April 7 in the rest of the world) sees the release of Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks debut ‘Enter the Slasher House,’. Check out the visual stream of the entire album now for a limited time below and on the band’s website. The visuals for the album stream were created by Abby Portner.  See the previously released videos for lead single ‘Little Fang’ and ‘Strange Colores.’

The band will head out on a North American tour including a stop at the recently announced Pitchfork Music Festival in July. Dustin Wong will support all non-festival dates. All dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage.

Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's storethe Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant gratification download of “Little Fang” and “Strange Colores.” Also, find it in your local record stores next week.  

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

*w/ Dustin Wong

 

ALEXIS TAYLOR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, AWAIT BARBARIANS, FOR 9TH JUNE 2014

Alexis Taylor | 02/04/14

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We are pleased to announce the release of Alexis Taylor’s second solo album and first for Domino, Await Barbarians, on 9th June 2014.

Possessing the same immediacy as his music with Hot Chip and the adventurousness of his work with About Group, there is a special intimacy to the lyrics of Alexis Taylor’s Await Barbarians, a simplicity and candour in his expression of emotion, though the moments of honesty are matched with a sense of humour, playfulness and fun.

Playing and recording all the instruments himself apart from strings, Taylor also presents a more reflective side of his writing and singing, which comes into focus in a more confident and defined manner than before. With its brushed cymbal-led quiet and solitude, and its startlingly direct recording approach, the album recalls in places the work of such English luminaries as Mark Hollis and Robert Wyatt. Recalling such recordings is one thing, but the record doesn't sound especially like those. Await Barbarians' soundworld is entirely Taylor's own - at times claustrophobic, synth-led and dry, and at others spacious, warm and homely, it always places Taylor's unique and recognizable vocals up front in the mix, rarely adorned by audible effects.

Await Barbarians is a record whose warm tones draw you in, whose sequencing asks of the listener an uninterrupted session of close listening, and whose sound world reminds us of the pleasures of all that is quiet in music. It is rich in deep insight and profound feeling, a truly significant album by one of the country’s most continually arresting musicians.

Watch a video for the album track ‘Elvis Has Left The Building

Await Barbarians will be available on CD (WIGCD334), standard LP (WIGLP334) and Digital (WIG334D). Copies of the LP purchased through Dom Mart or indie retailers will include a bonus 7” featuring the tracks I Hope (a Bobby Charles cover), b/w Song Of Long. Click HERE to buy the album through Dom Mart and HERE through iTunes.

The tracklisting for Await Barbarians is as follows:

Lazy Bones 

From The Halfway Line 

Without A Crutch (2) 

Immune System 

Dolly and Porter 

Closer To The Elderly 

Elvis Has Left The Building 

Piano Ducks 

New Hours 

Where Would I Be? 

Am I Not A Soldier? 

Without A Crutch (1) 

Alexis Taylor will be performing live throughout the summer. Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

Fri 23/05/14: Hay on Wye – The Globe

Sun 25/05/14: London – The Ace Hotel - SOLD OUT

Sat 31/05/14: Glasgow – The Wee Chill

Mon 16/06/14: London – The Vortex

Wed 18/06/14: Leeds – The Brudenell

Thu 19.06/14: Manchester – Band On The Wall

Fri 20/06/14: London – Roundhouse Studio

Fri 18/07/14: Eigg – Howlin’ Fling – SOLD OUT

Fri 29/08/14: Shaftsbury – End Of The Road Festival

Sat 06/09/14: Portmeirion – Festival Number 6

 

DEEP FANTASY

White Lung | 27/03/14

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Resilient and hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit, White Lung are set to release their third album Deep Fantasy via Domino on June 16th/17th. The band is every bit as confrontational as before, but they’ve managed to open their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face.  In a very good way.

After a year plus of near constant touring behind Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming. 

 

ROYAL TRUX ‘THE RADIO VIDEO EP’ - REISSUED 19 MAY 2014 ON DOMINO

Royal Trux | 25/03/14

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Do you remember the summer of 1998; the traffic jams and morning radio?

How fantastic is it to be able to reach back and take those memories whole?

It was a brave old world back in the year 2000; on the Domino side of the street (we called it “the fast lane” — what did we know?), the production team of Adam and Eve deliriously blended the guilty pleasures of late 90s smooth r ’n’ b (as epitomized by the group Class Houses, featuring Reeta Young) with the pushy funk of Royal Trux. Featuring, ladies and gentlemen, Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty, etc.

An album and an EP removed from the synapse-splitting Accelerator, “The Radio Video EP” knocked our vision of Royal Trux out of focus in five quick tracks, while simultaneously morphing into a new incarnation that we might finally hope to understand in some future days (2014? Nahhh...). Dance-poppin’ Trux! But a close listen to “The Radio Video EP” will find you following a trail backwards though Royal Trux history, walking along the blared lines and stinky beats of the “Mercury” b/w “Shockwave Rider” single and the “Spike Cyclone” double 7" (both now collected on, Singles, Live, Unreleased), as well as Veterans of Disorder’s “Sickazz Dog,” for pure drooling nonsense — all abstract momentos of rude and shocking compulsions built upon hard rock and roll.

Of course, this new EP wasn’t a catch-all release revisiting former poses —no, never! In keeping with Royal Trux tradition, “The Radio Video EP” was a new and hitherto untouched quantity — this time, well-machined, club-ready psych-pop, presented for the pleasure of all the people of Earth, with no discriminations.

Just months away from their sudden flameout, Royal Trux were still flying high, enjoying their little plot next to the mainstream and the bridge tolls that it provided To this end, “The Inside Game” was licensed to the major motion picture High Fidelity, for two young skateboarder types to mime at in punkish, sub-Beasties style. Elsewhere, the jam and-recitation “Victory Chimp, Episode 3” (much more of which was to come a decade down the line) was recorded at an unplugged session in a downtown Chicago Borders Books & Music one autumn afternoon in 1999. The Royal Trux release of summer 2000 promised even more renegade MOR rock and roll pleasures — but time wasn’t on their side for the next round.

Today, Neil and Jennifer are back in the face again, with a steady series of releases from The Howling Hex and Black Bananas strafing society from opposite sides of the divide. And from above and beyond, the next-to-last Royal Trux release (until the tales-from-the-crypt Hand of Glory dropped in ’02 — coming back soon!) is here and queer: “The Radio Video EP.

RECENT (AND CLASSIC) ROYAL TRUX

Veterans of Disorder, Three Song EP, Accelerator, Singles, Live, Unreleased, Cats and Dogs, Untitled, Twin Infinitives, Self-Titled

You can pre-order ‘The Radio Video EP’ via Dom Mart HERE.

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'STRANGE COLORES' VIDEO; ON TOUR SOON!

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 24/03/14

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'Strange Colores' is the second track to be shared from Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks out April 8, 2014 (April 7 in the rest of the world). Watch the Oliva Wyatt-directed video below. The song is a love song, drenched in a wall of color: “nicest light you would like a taste,” sings Avey on the track.

This is following the video for the 'Little Fang' directed by Abby Portner, which you can watch below as well:

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS ANNOUNCE NEW UK TOUR DATES FOR APRIL & MAY 2014

The Amazing Snakeheads | 24/03/14

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The Amazing Snakeheads have announced new tour dates across the UK this April and May. The tour includes two new London shows, The Barfly on April 22nd and Dingwalls on May 14th, as well as free shows in Bristol, Bournemouth and Reading. The show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in London on April 3rd is now sold out.

Full dates are as follows, with newly announced shows in bold:

March

28th: Late Nights in Broadcast – Glasgow

30th: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

April

3rd: Bethnal Green Working Mens Club (Sold Out)

22nd: Xfm X-Posure Live @ Barfly, London

25th: Late Nights in Broadcast , Glasgow

29thVoodoo, Belfast

30th: Whelan’s (Upstairs), Dublin

May

1st: Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

2ndRoadhouse, Manchester 

3rd: Live at Leeds , Leeds

7th: 53 Degrees, Preston

8th: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

13th: Start The Bus, Bristol

14th: Dingwalls, London

15th: 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

16th: Oakford Social Club, Reading

17th: Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent

20th: Rotown, Rotterdam, NL

21st:  Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, NL

22nd:  Les Nuits Botaniques, Brussels, Belgium

24th: Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

25th: Muffathalle, Munich, Germany

27th: Molotow, Hamburg, Germany

28th: Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany

29th: Gebaude 9, Cologne, German

31st: Nuits Sonores, Lyon, France

July

24th-27th: Secret Garden Party 

27th: Stockton Weekender  

 

Here It Comes Again is the new single from The Amazing Snakeheads and will be available on 14th April 2014. The track is taken from the Glasgow band’s forthcoming debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, which is released on the same date.

 

The Amazing Snakeheads have also shared a video for Here It Comes Again - a fast, colourful video which reflects the force and the sentiment of the song. The video was directed by Alan Parks and edited by Dan Knight in Glasgow.

 

A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. The album will be available on CD (WIGCD316), Digital (WIG316D) and on limited edition LP (WIGLP316X) which comes with a bonus 7” of Here It Comes Again b/w Stud. The album is available to pre-order from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE

 

IT'S TIME FOR A MOUSE ON MARS MOVIE

Mouse On Mars | 24/03/14

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It's time for a mouse on mars movie: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mouse-on-mars-21-again

Longstanding German duo Mouse on Mars are celebrating their 21st year confusing listeners worldwide, and have some big plans for the celebration.

Along with Indiegogo and German filmmakers Kaliber16, the two surrealists have put together a campaign to rustle together funds for a documentary – entitled 21 Again – that will span Mouse on Mars’ long history, and we’re all for it.

From their comedic Vulvaland back in 1994 to their more recent flirtations with footwork and dubstep on Spezmodia, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner’s peculiar experimentations with electronic music have dragged them through genres, trends and decades kicking and screaming. A career-spanning documentary feels like it could shine a welcome spotlight on one of the genre’s most unpredictable acts, and the filmmakers plan to splice together an enticing selection of rare footage and full interviews with Matthew Herbert, Tyondai Braxton, Mark E. Smith, Tortoise, Stereolab, Markus Popp and plenty more.

As expected, those who donate money to the campaign can expect a selection of goodies, from postcards, downloads and DVDs all the way to an actual producer’s credit on the film.

You can check out the campaign here, and don’t forget take a look at Mouse on Mars’ recent (brilliant) encounter with FACT TV.

 

FRàNçOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS LAUNCHES BRAND NEW PIANO OMBRE APP

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 21/03/14

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This week, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains release their new album Piano Ombre. Rather than just release the album through the traditional avenues, the band are releasing an innovative album app through iTunes to give fans a new way to experience the band’s music.

In addition to listening to the album, the album-app gives users a wealth of exclusive extras including access to additional tracks using the unique ‘Sun Tracker’ function, lyrics and song descriptions and updates from Frànçois via his handwritten tour journal.

Highly interactive and elegantly produced, it mirrors Frànçois Marry’s creativity towards his music perfectly. Heavily involved in the making of the app, Frànçois introduces the app below and offers a demonstration HERE.

“I am very excited to present Piano Ombre in the form of an application. Not only does it include a super version of the album, but it also includes an opportunity to dig further into the story behind each song, to follow the band on tour, and to have an insight of the band's creative environment.

 

When the label proposed me to take part in the creation of a Piano Ombre app, I was cautious of not creating just content that the user could collect and store (and forget about...) in their device. I wanted Piano Ombre to make the user look beyond their iPhone or iPad. I wanted an application that would make the user aware of where they are in space and in time.

 

That's why in order to unlock some exclusive Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains music, the Piano Ombre app invites you to track the position of the sun according to the time of the day or night you're in.

 

I hope you will enjoy the experience.

 

Fránçois”

 

The ‘Sun Tracker’ function is at the app’s core and a concept created by Frànçois. With 24 songs exclusive to the app available to unlock, users can take photographs of the Sun, add filters to emulate Piano Ombre’s artwork and share. As the Sun moves each hour, a different track will be made available.

 

Two versions of the app will be available through iTunes. The lite version will offer 90 second samples and an option to buy Piano Ombre. Lyrics, guitar chords, handwritten explanations of each song by Francois will also be available upon purchase. Purchase the lite version HERE.

The premium version will automatically allow users to listen to the album at any time and come complete with lyrics, chords and explanations. A digital download of the album will also be sent to their email address. The premium version will be available to purchase HERE from Monday 24th March.

As well as via the app, Piano Ombre is now available on CD (WIGCD321), LP (WIGLP321), Digital (WIG321D) and limited edition vinyl with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, Sleepwalkers Town and Bus Rouge (WIGLP321X). The iTunes edition (WIG321D1) will feature the two bonus tracks as well as an instant grat of La Vérité. Order the album through Dom Mart, HERE and through iTunes, HERE.

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring playing a sold out London headlining show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on the 26th of March.  We are very excited to announce that they will also be headlining The Scala on November 11th, as part of the prestigious Festival Les InRocKs Philips, the first time that Les Inrocks has brought their world renowned festival to the UK. Full dates are as follows:

25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France

26 March: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (SOLD OUT)
27 March: Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2)
TICKETS

28 March: Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS
29 March: Glasgow, Stereo -
TICKETS
30 March: Manchester, The Roadhouse -
TICKETS

3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France

4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France

9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France

12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France

16 April: Big Band Café d’ Hérouville Saint Clair, Caen, France

17 April: 106, Rouen, France

18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France

19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France

15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France

2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France 

11 Nov: Festival Les InRocKs Philips, The Scala, London - TICKETS

For more information please contact:

Supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts - Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by

the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

The Digital R&D fund for the Arts is a £7 million fund to support collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers. It is a partnership between Arts Council England (www.artscouncil.org.uk), Arts and Humanities Research Council (www.ahrc.ac.uk) and Nesta (www.nesta.org.uk).

 

ALL WE ARE SIGN TO DOUBLE SIX & ANNOUNCE SINGLE ‘FEEL SAFE’ FOR MAY 5TH 2014

19/03/14

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More info at Double Six

 

DOMINO AT RECORD STORE DAY 2014

14/03/14

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Domino is happy to once again be involved with Record Store Day which will take place on April 19th 2014. A range of special edition releases listed below will be sold exclusively through independent outlets around the country and you can read more about each release further down the page.

Domino will be releasing the following:

Hamilton Leithauser – ‘Alexandra’ and ‘In The Shallows’ B-side 7”

Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time Greg Wilson mixes 12”

Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’ 7”

 

Hamilton Leithauser – ‘Alexandra’ and ‘In The Shallows’ B-side 7”

Having announced his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music on May 5th, Hamilton Leithauser is marking a new chapter in his career, beginning by releasing a special double-sided 7” for Record Store Day.

‘Alexandra’’, the first track to be taken from Black Hours , will be available on 7” vinyl. The B-side will be ‘In The Shallows’, a brand new track recorded during Hamilton’s album sessions. Guests across the two tracks include Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes), Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Richard Swift (The Shins/solo) and Hugh McIntosh from Leithauser’s first band, The Recoys.

Watch the video for ‘Alexandra’ HERE

Steve Mason – The Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remixes 12”

Monkey Minds In the Devil’s Time is an album that has been shaped by the current global political climate and the lack of dissenting voices in music and popular culture in general.  The righteous, undaunted anger at the heart of the album has helped to create Mason’s best record to date.

Now Steve Mason is releasing a special two-track 12” featuring remixes of ‘Seen It All Before’ and ‘Come to Me’ which both feature on last year’s Monkey Minds In the Devil’s Time. Remixes are courtesy of Greg Wilson and Derek Kaye.

Villagers – Occupy Your Mind 7”

Having won Ireland’s prestigious Meteor Choice Music Prize for their album {Awayland} last month, Villagers are set to release their new; James-Ford produced single ‘Occupy Your Mind’ on limited edition clear vinyl on Record Store Day. The 7” release will be backed by new track ‘Beatitudes’ exclusively for the occasion.

Watch the video for ‘Occupy Your Mind’ HERE

 

FRANZ FERDINAND REVEAL VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE, FRESH STRAWBERRIES

Franz Ferdinand | 13/03/14

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Franz Ferdinand have unveiled the video to their new single, Fresh Strawberries, which is released on Monday April 7th 2014 through Domino.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls on guest vocals, was produced by Prince House Rabbit.  This special single version was mixed by David Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Flaming Lips) and is unavailable elsewhere.  The single also features Erdbeer Mund, a truly unique German language track, with lead vocals by Nick McCarthy.

The video for Fresh Strawberries was directed by Margarita Louca (Marina & The Diamonds, Blood Red Shoes & Wet Dog) and filmed on location in London.

Heist gone wrong

Existence

Oh – what's the bloody point?

Oh – what's the bloody point?

Oh – what's the bloody point?

So we asked Margariata Louca

Oh – what's the bloody point?

)

The single will be available as a 7” – pre-order it HERE, and as a digital bundle. 

The end of last year saw Franz Ferdinand play sold out shows in Japan and Australia and they return to the U.K. this week before heading to the U.S. and Canada for an extensive tour. 

Support on the U.K. tour will be Eagulls, except London where Mazes play on the 14th and The Bohicas on the 15th.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        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

Additionally, they play a special 30-minute semi -acoustic in-store at Sunderland’s Pop Recs Ltd record shop on Thursday March 27th. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 (£2.50 for those providing proof of benefit) and are limited to one per person. Pop Recs Ltd is owned by Frankie & the Heartstrings and was opened in 2013.

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

 

HOW TO DRESS WELL UNVEILS NEW TRACK “WORDS I DON’T REMEMBER”

How to Dress Well | 06/03/14

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Head to Weird World for more info

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT - WILD CRUSH, THE NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 19TH 2014.

Archie Bronson Outfit | 06/03/14

Image: ABO Wild Crush Announcement

Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of their new album.  Wild Crush will be released through Domino on Monday May 19th 2014.

 

The first track to be unveiled from the album will be Two Doves On A Lake take a listen now.

 

The album is released on standard LP (WIGLP333)/ limited edition purple coloured vinyl (WIGLP333X), CD (WIGCD333) and digitally (WIG333D). Also, for the audiophiles, the album was mastered at half speed for maximum aural pleasure, the first Domino album to use this process. Pre-order the album via Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE – album pre-orders come with an instant grat of Two Doves On A Lake.

The bold, flirtatious artwork was designed by renowned illustrator Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com.

Wild Crush, recorded in their home-town of Bath, is Archie Bronson Outfit’s fourth album, and their first since Coconut in 2010.

Having waved farewell to founding member D Hobday and welcomed live collaborator Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K) to help with some production and analogue synthesiser duties, the sound of A.B.O. in 2014 finds all essential check points intact - driving rhythms, howling romance, distortion, echo – but with a new clarity of vision.

Featuring 9 songs clocking in at a compact 32 minutes, and featuring long-time friend of the band Duke Garwood on baritone sax, Wild Crush is the sound of Archie Bronson moving forward with confidence and surety, an album that finds them rooting down yet unafraid to explore hidden musical corners and produce their most exhilaratingly direct music to date.

Having been friends since their teens, S Windett & Arp Cleveland’s musical journey is built on a code of brotherhood; instinctive and intuitive, with distinct nods to their shared musical passions, from driving krautrock motorik beats, moments of classic psych disorientation, to journeys deep into the heart of the Mississippi blues heartlands or ‘O Superman’ pioneering spirit of N.Y. circa 1981.

The years since their last album have seen a change in circumstance for both Arp and S Windett – Arp swapping London for the Cornish wilds and S Windett establishing himself a world-renowned painter with successful shows in London, Los Angeles, New York and Dusseldorf – a fact reflected in the album’s overriding topical thread of the search for salvation and transition via romance and escape.

The track listing of the album is as follows:

1.  Two Doves On A Lake

2.  In White Relief

3.  We Are Floating

4.  Love To Pin You Down

5.  Lori From The Outer Reaches

6.  Cluster Up & Hover

7.  Glory, Sweat And Flow

8.  Hunch Your Body, Love Somebody

9.  Country Miles

Finally, having appeared at the Domino records night in celebration of Independent Venue Week at The Half Moon in Putney, SW London in late January, they recently announced a short U.K. tor to coincide with the album release.

The list of dates is as follows:

MAY

18th                   Dublin                                      Workman’s Clubs

19th                   Manchester                             Ruby Lounge

20th                   Bristol                                       Lantern

21st                   London                                       Islington Assembly Hall

Tickets for the shows are priced at £11 (£12.50 in London) and are available via www.ticketmaster.ie (Dublin), www.gigsandtours.com (Manchester), www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Bristol) and www.parallellines.ticketabc.com  (London).

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'LITTLE FANG' VIDEO; APRIL TOUR DATES

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 05/03/14

Image: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks video still

We're excited to share the new video for “Little Fang,” the first video from Enter The Slasher House from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks out April 8, 2014 (April 7 in the rest of the world).

Directed by long time Avey Tare / Animal Collective collaborator Abby Portner, the video tells the misadventure of Little Fang's journey to the cerebral carnival. The Little Fang puppet (part cat, part werewolf) was created by the renowned Jim Henson's Creature Shop and was wrangled by Michael Wick (Nightmare Before Christmas) and puppet mastered by Tim Lagasse (Crash and Bernstein & Sesame Street). Abby shot the video on location at Dorton's LA Carnival in Riverside, CA and at McCadden Studio Space in Hollywood, CA. 

"I think my goal for this video was to keep everything mostly in camera and handmade. I ended up using visual effects throughout the video, but I really wanted to showcase the craft of the things that were made like the puppet and physical set pieces," explains Abby. She goes on, "I also wanted to reference horror movies, like the car scene in Psycho and the lake in Malibu that the little girl climbs out of in the original Frankenstein. Dave [Portner] and I were inspired by Jim Henson, who had a funny dark side, so we tried to make a video that also had light hearted dark side". 

Head over to The Creators Project for behind the scenes photos from the shoot and an in-depth interview with director Abby Portner here.

Slasher Flicks by name alone is not what it appears to be. Scrambled horror film soundtracks? Not even remotely. A bunch of East Coasters making their quintessential LA album? No, more like escape from LA, say guitar-wielding Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), keyboard player and singer Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian), and drummer Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon). If LA is an environment to get lost in, as they claim, this group sewing roots in SoCal have become lost in the best way: relocating and reinventing sounds they’re already skilled in making, sounds that as Avey Tare says, are not only regionally unrestricted but that “come from a place that’s not human.”

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

04-14 Denver, Co – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26-04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03-05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18-07-20 Louiseville, KY – Forecastle Festival

*w/ Dustin Wong

07-06 London, UK – Field Day Festival

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘HERE IT COMES AGAIN’, RELEASED ON 14TH APRIL 2014

The Amazing Snakeheads | 05/03/14

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Here It Comes Again will be released as the new single from The Amazing Snakeheads and will be available on 14th April 2014. The track is taken from the Glasgow band’s forthcoming debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, which is released on the same date.

 

The Amazing Snakeheads have also shared a video for Here It Comes Again - a fast, colourful video which reflects the force and the sentiment of the song. The video was directed by Alan Parks and edited by Dan Knight in Glasgow. 

 

A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. The album will be available on CD (WIGCD316), Digital (WIG316D) and on limited edition LP (WIGLP316X) which comes with a bonus 7” of Here It Comes Again b/w Stud. The album is available to pre-order from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE.

The Amazing Snakeheads have a monthly residency at Broadcast in Glasgow (Sauchiehall Street) until the end of April, and will be playing a show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on 3rd April plus a handful of festival dates.  Live dates are as follows:

20/03/14: Aberdeen – Café Drummond

22/03/14: Dundee – Buskers (free show)

28/03/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

30/03/14: Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

03/04/14: London - Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

25/04/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

02-05/05/14: Leeds – Live at Leeds  

28/05- 01/06/14: France: Lyon – Nuits Sonores

24-27/07/14: Secret Garden Party

 

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ASSISTANT - UK APPRENTICESHIP

04/03/14

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Domino Recording Co. is recruiting for an assistant to work within the digital department of the label. This is a full-time, one year Business Administration apprenticeship within the London office. The apprenticeship is run in partnership with DiVA (Diversity in Visual Arts), an independent training provider for creative media professionals. More information about apprenticeships is available on the DiVA website here.

The digital department at Domino works within the areas of: digital business development and commercial partnerships, rights management, content distribution, marketing strategies for our artist campaigns, and IT development. The Digital Assistant role is an entry-level, office based position, and will assist the day-to-day running of the department, with a specific focus on supporting the sales, marketing and operations functions.

Key activities include:

• YouTube rights management: uploading & managing audio and video assets, creating / maintaining ownership policies, and handling rights disputes

• Collating release schedules, priority sheets and visual assets for digital retail partners

• Collating digital retail and chart reports, plus ad-hoc sales and marketing data for specific artist projects

• Creating and maintaining music playlists and artist profiles across digital platforms

• Editing of graphical assets

• Ad-hoc administrative assistance, including editing existing web pages and creating geo-targeted links

This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to establish a career within the digital music industry, with a particular focus on the commercial areas of the business. Working closely with the team, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience to help develop your practical skills and industry specific knowledge. Please note that the majority of workload within the role will be administrative based. 

If you are interested in applying, please visit the following links for further information. To apply, you must complete an application form and send this to the team at DiVA, applications directly to Domino cannot be accepted.

Digital Assistant Apprenticeship - Vacancy Information

DiVA Application Form

 

WHITE LUNG SIGN TO DOMINO; WATCH 'DROWN WITH THE MONSTER' VIDEO

White Lung | 04/03/14

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After releasing two hard-hitting albums and countless singles on various labels - we're thrilled to welcome White Lung to Domino.  Vancouver’s resilient rock n’ roll outfit hit the ground running with their new, powerful single “Drown With The Monster” which articulates prevailing lyrics and infectious guitars whirled in relentless drum beats. Watch the video below.

Mish Way on “Drown With The Monster”: “I was looking at these pieces by Andrea Mary Marshall in The New Inquiry and there was this quote from her, ‘Toxic Women are toxic to themselves. They are Tragic Heroines who blow dry their own wounds. I aspire to be the opposite.’  This song is about kicking habits and running away with a new distraction. It's a song about my two biggest vices, but I'd rather drown with the monster than blow dry my wounds."

Drown With The Monster 7" is available digitally and physically on limited edition 7" on April 29. It's available to pre-order now through the Domino Mart and receive an instant mp3 download of the title track.

 

White Lung will be playing at The Great Escape in Brighton which takes place from May 8th-10th.  For more information visit HERE

 

FRANZ FERDINAND REVEAL VIDEO TO NEW B SIDE, ERDBEER MUND

Franz Ferdinand | 04/03/14

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Fresh Strawberries, on Monday April 7th 2014.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls on guest vocals, was produced by Prince House Rabbit and features Erdbeer Mund, a new German language track which was unveiled online last week and now has an accompanying video which can be watched here: 

Shot in deepest Bavaria, the video was directed by band member, Nick McCarthy’s sister, Anna McCarthy.

The end of last year saw them play shows in Japan and Australia and they return to the U.K. in March before heading to the U.S., Canada & Mexico for an extensive tour. 

Support on the U.K. tour will be Eagulls, except London where Mazes play on the 14th and The Bohicas on the 15th.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        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

Watch highlights from the band’s performance at the inaugural 6Music Festival at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester last weekend HERE.

Additionally, they play a special 30-minute semi -acoustic in-store at Sunderland’s Pop Recs Ltd record shop on Thursday March 27th. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 (£2.50 for those providing proof of benefit) and are limited to one per person. Pop Recs Ltd is owned by Frankie & the Heartstrings and was opened in 2013.

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

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE NEW UK DATES PLUS SHARE THE MAKING OF ATLAS

Real Estate | 03/03/14

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This week, Real Estate release Atlas, their highly anticipated third album and now you can see how this blissful album came to be in this charming film, filmed in The Loft in Chicago during recording and directed by Charles Poekel. If that and the album itself aren’t enough, Real Estate will return to the UK following February’s sold out Bush Hall show. A string of European dates including shows at Dot to Dot Festival and at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 29th are listed below. Tickets for Shepherd’s Bush Empire go on sale on March 7th.

Watch the ‘The Making of Atlas’ 

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 available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and as a digital download (WIG320D). A limited edition deluxe LP with a bonus 7” is also available from selected independent stores and through Dom Mart (WIGLP320X). Order on Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

Real Estate will play the following dates:

MAY

23rd: MANCHESTER, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

24th: BRISTOL, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

25th: NOTTINGHAM, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

26th: GLASGOW, Classic Grand (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

27th: DUBLIN, Workman’s Club (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

29th: BARCELONA, Primavera Festival, Spain (TICKETS)

31st: NEUSTRELITZ, Immergut Festival, Germany (TICKETS)

JUNE

2nd: PARIS, Trabendo, France (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

3rd: BRUSSELS, Botanique – Rotonde, Belgium (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

4th: HAMBURG, Indra, Germany (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

5th: COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset - Wasn't Born To Follow, Denmark (TICKETS)

OCTOBER

29th: LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ARABELLA’, RELEASED ON MARCH 10TH 2014

Arctic Monkeys | 03/03/14

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Fresh from their multiple wins at this year’s BRIT and NME Awards, Arctic Monkeys have shared the video for their new single ‘Arabella’, released on March 10th 2014. The video was directed by Jake Nava.  

Arabella’ is taken from Arctic Monkeys’ fifth No.1 album, AM which was released last September. Arctic Monkeys will be back to the UK in May to perform their biggest ever shows in the capital - two dates at London’s Finsbury Park on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of May.

UK and Irish live dates are as follows:

Friday 23rd May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT (with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Saturday 24th May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT (with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Saturday 12th July: Ireland: Dublin, Marlay Park – (with support from Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Sunday 13th July: Scotland: T In The Park

22nd – 24th August 2014: Reading Festival

22nd – 24th August 2014: Leeds Festival

Arabella’ is available digitally now HERE

 

OWEN PALLETT SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR 'THE RIVERBED'

Owen Pallett | 28/02/14

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"The Riverbed" is the first full track released from Owen Pallett's new album, In Conflictand showcases a more brutal tone of songwriting from Pallett with a building arrangement that ratchets the tension in its frenetic build.  Appropriately, the accompanying video compliments the mood with its own dramatic struggle.  The Eva Michon-directed clip was filmed in Los Angeles and stars career actor Jim Pallett as the protagonist.  Owen himself also has a small role in the video as "Jerk #4.”  “Typical Hollywood bullshit,” Owen says, about having his supporting role cut down to a mere few frames. 

To compliment and contrast "The Riverbed," a lyric video for "On A Path" is also debuting today exclusively on T: The New York Times Magazine and includes a Q&A with Pallett on In Conflict and his Academy Award nomination, alongside Arcade Fire, for Best Original Score (Spike Jonze's Her).  Fingers crossed.

 

In Conflict is full of love songs— more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says— emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”  Watch the album trailer for In Conflict, featuring illuminating liner notes in an alpine landscape, HERE.

In Conflict will be available on May 12th on CD (WIGCD304), digitally (WIG304D), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart. You may pre-order the album HERE.  “The Riverbed” is available today for early download for all pre-orders on Dom Mart as well as on iTunes.

Owen Pallett will be touring North America and Europe with his band throughout the month of May. Dates are as follows:

13/5                 Brooklyn, NY            Glasslands (with Doldrums)

14/5                 New York, NY           Bowery Ballroom (with Doldrums)

15/5                 Philadelphia, PA         Johnny Brenda's (with Doldrums)

17/5                 Boston, MA                Brighton Music Hall (with Doldrums)

21/5                 London, UK               Oval Space

23/5                 Paris, FR                     La Maroquinerie

25/5                 Berlin, DE                  Volksbhune

27/5                 Lisbon, PT                  Lux

"The Riverbed" 

Director • Eva Michon

Executive Producer • Jonathan Craven for the Uprising Creative 

Producer • Alley Curran for the Uprising Creative 

Cinematographer • Drew Bienemann

Editor • Aditya Nair

 

“On A Path"

Director • Steve Kado

Kerning Assistance and Font Guru • Colin Bergh

 

VILLAGERS WIN THE METEOR CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE IRISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013

Villagers | 28/02/14

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Villagers have been announced as winners of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2013 for the album {Awayland}.The judging panel made up of 12 Irish music media professionals deliberated at length to choose the album that represented the best of Irish music from the shortlist of 10 records released by Irish artists throughout 2013. Instead of using sales or airplay as criteria, the Meteor Choice Music Prize judges focus, simply and solely, on the music.
 
The winner of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year was also announced and The Original Rudeboys won the prize for the song “Never Gonna Walk Away”. Decided by the public via text vote and online through Meteor’s Facebook page, there was a fantastic response as fans got behind their favourite song.The prize was presented to the band by Niall Dorian, Director of Mobile at Meteor.

Villagers received a cheque for €10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) - as well as a specially-commissioned award. The sold-out event in Vicar Street, Dublin featured performances by seven of the ten shortlisted acts. The event was hosted by Today FM’s Paul Mcloone and was broadcast live on the station on Paul’s show, as well as streamed live on meteor.ie.
 
This year, for the first time, RTE 2 Television will broadcast a one-hour highlights programme of the Meteor Choice Music Prize on Sunday March 2nd at 10.25pm.

The full shortlist of nominated albums was as follows (albums in alphabetical order):

And So I Watch You From Afar
- All Hail Bright Futures (Sargent House)
Bell X1Chop Chop (Belly Up Records)
Girls NamesThe New Life (Tough Love)
KodalineIn A Perfect World (Sony Music)
Little Green CarsAbsolute Zero (Universal Music)
Mano Le ToughChanging Days (Permanent Vacation)
My Bloody ValentineMBV (MBV Records)
O EmperorVitreous (Big Skin)
Lisa O’ NeillSame Cloth or Not (Song Seeds Records)
Villagers{Awayland} (Domino)

 

FRANZ FERDINAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW SINGLE – FRESH STRAWBERRIES

27/02/14

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Fresh Strawberries, on Monday April 7th 2014.  


Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls on guest vocals, was produced by Prince House Rabbit and features Erdbeer Mund, a new German language track, which can be heard here:

https://soundcloud.com/franzferdinand/erdbeer-mund

The end of last year saw them play shows in Japan and Australia and they return to the U.K. in March before heading to the U.S. and Canada for an extensive tour. 

Support on the U.K. tour will be Eagulls, except London where Mazes play on the 14th and The Bohicas on the 15th.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

1st                                           Manchester                                         Victoria Warehouse (6 Music Festival)

14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        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

They also play at the inaugural 6 Music Festival in Manchester on Saturday March 1st at the Victoria Warehouse.

Additionally, they play a special 30-minute semi -acoustic in-store at Sunderland’s Pop Recs Ltd record shop on Thursday March 27th. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 (£2.50 for those providing proof of benefit) and are limited to one per person. Pop Recs Ltd is owned by Frankie & the Heartstrings and was opened in 2013.

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

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS - AMPHETAMINE BALLADS

The Amazing Snakeheads | 26/02/14

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Domino is proud to present Amphetamine Ballads, the debut album from Glasgow’s The Amazing Snakeheads, which will be released on 14th April 2014. A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. Watch the album trailer HERE.


 

The Amazing Snakeheads - Dale Barclay, William Coombe and Jordan Hutchinson - are truly a force of nature. On stage, Dale appears possessed by music, rock’n’roll channelled through every sinew in his body. “I genuinely don’t know where the music comes from,” says Dale. “How I play music - live or in the studio - it is what it is and I struggle to know where it comes from. There's been a lot of things written about the band, people say we're angry and things like that - but to me it's just us. There's a hell of a lot of joy in the music.”

Amphetamine Ballads is the soundtrack to the dark corners of nightclubs and those dimly lit alleyways off the main drag. The smell of smoke and liquor pervades everything. Recorded at night time at The Green Door Studio in Glasgow, this is a subterranean record – an album that can show you round the parts of a city that come alive after dark.

Amphetamine Ballads will be available on CD (WIGCD316), Digital (WIG316D) and on limited edition LP (WIGLP316X) which comes with a bonus 7” of Here It Comes Again b/w Stud. The album is available to pre-order from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE.

               

The tracklisting for Amphetamine Ballads is as follows:

1 I’m a Vampire

2 Nighttime

3 Swamp Song

4 Here It Comes Again

5 Flatlining

6 Where Is My Knife?

7 Every Guy Wants To Be Her Baby

8 Memories

9 Heading For Heartbreak

10 Tiger By The Tail

The Amazing Snakeheads have a monthly residency at Broadcast in Glasgow (Sauchiehall Street) until April, and will be playing a show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on 3rd April plus a handful of festival dates.  Live dates are as follows:

28/02/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

28/03/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

03/04/14: London - Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

25/04/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

02-05/05/14: Leeds – Live at Leeds  

28/05- 01/06/14: France: Lyon – Nuits Sonores

24-27/07/14: Secret Garden Party

 

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘BLACK HOURS’ ON RIBBON MUSIC MAY 6TH/7TH

Hamilton Leithauser | 25/02/14

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For more info, head to Ribbon Music.

 

NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM PANDA BEAR IN 2014

Panda Bear | 22/02/14

We are pleased to announce that the forthcoming Panda Bear album will be released on Domino later this year. Panda Bear is currently at work on the new album, which is tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, with Tomboy producer Sonic Boom. More details at Under The Radar.

 

REAL ESTATE SHARE NEW SONG & GUITAR TAB TUTORIAL VIDEO

Real Estate | 18/02/14

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Real Estate release Atlas, their highly anticipated third album, through Domino on March 3rd and have today shared another glimpse of its many charms in the shape of new song "Crime."

To accompany the song the band has created a loving homage to the classic Youtube Guitar Tab tutorial format with singer/guitarist Martin Courtney and guitarist Matt Mondanile performing their respective guitar parts. The video was filmed by Charles Poekel and Brooke Salisbury and edited / animated by Natalia Stuyk.

Watch the Guitar Tab video HERE.

A shimmering, intricate pop song that is at once immediate and meditative, "Crime" is perhaps is a perfect three minute encapsulation of everything that has made Real Estate so endeared to their devoted fanbase.

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 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.

Real Estate will play the following dates:

Feb 19 - Bush Hall, London

Feb 22 – Paradiso, Amsterdam

Feb 28 - The Independent – San Francisco, CA

Mar 1 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA

Mar 3 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

Mar 4 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC

Mar 6 - Neumos - Seattle, WA

Mar 7 - Neurolux - Boise, ID

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 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC

Apr 3 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

Apr 4 - Musi Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

Apr 5 - Webster Hall - New York, NY

 

ABOUT GROUP PLAY LONDON ON WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY

About Group | 17/02/14

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About Group are to play The Elgar Room of The Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 24th February 2014. 

Support comes from Eaux and doors are at 8.30pm.

You can buy tickets from wegottickets.com, seetickets.com, billetto.co.uk & musicglue.com

 

JOB ALERT: DIGITAL SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER (DOMINO US)

10/02/14

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Domino is seeking a new digital sales person in the US office. 

If you are interested in such an opportunity, read on!

Job Description: Digital Sales Account Manager

Domino is seeking a confident high calibre individual to oversee its digital account and sales initiatives, based in its Brooklyn office. The position will manage key partnerships and initiatives across digital music and video service providers (e.g. iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, YouTube) for North America.

Our individual should possess a strong, imaginative, progressive ‘sales orientated’ vision with a pioneering spirit. Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate a command of new digital commercial models and ability to adapt to shifts in the marketplace, with a passion to plug and promote our amazing musical repertoire across the digital services.

The ideal candidate is very familiar with Domino's output, aware of its history and will complement the company culture.

Core activities:
•    Manage digital account and sales activities across multiple product types and business models including: a-la-carte, ad-supported and subscription models, mobile and video platforms
•    Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales methods, costs and results; develop internal reporting and forecasting by artist and DSP to identify trends and build future recommendations
•    Develop relevant digital marketing initiatives and best practices to drive awareness of and traffic to key accounts

Account Management:
•    Build and maintain excellent relationships across online and mobile accounts, with the ultimate aim of driving and maximizing revenues and visibility for our artists
•    Successfully manage account relationships including verification of: product delivery, launch, punctual reporting and ongoing partnership maintenance
•    Drive revenue growth across a-la-carte platforms; consumption and market share across subscription services through promotional innovation and catalogue & playlist placement
•    Crystallize company marketing plans and objectives into actionable campaigns
•    Communicate trends, successes, opportunities and recommendations across the Domino offices
•    Develop account best practices around content delivery, sales, marketing and merchandising
 
Our Candidate will have the following attributes:
•    Account management experience required, with strong digital marketing and operations skills preferable
•    Existing strong relationships with digital partners
•    A results-oriented self-starter who will strive for excellence
•    Detail-oriented, organized, able to multi-task and collaborate
•    Comfortable with technology and a working knowledge of digital technology, including digital music and video platforms, content management platforms and emerging technology trends
•    Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to craft and deliver executive-level presentations
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel for sales and reporting analysis
•    Excellent negotiating and people skills
•    Well organized with the ability to plan and deliver on tight deadlines with an exceptional attention to detail

Potential candidates should submit a resumé that summarizes employment and education history, as well as references.  Domino is an equal opportunity employer and provides health insurance benefits for its full-time employees.

Interested parties may submit a resumé to: digitalsales@dominorecordco.com. Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd March.

 

ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE - AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS DEBUT ALBUM, OUT ON APRIL 7TH

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 10/02/14

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Domino is proud to announce the debut album, ‘Enter The Slasher House’, from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, released on April 7th 2014, (April 8th in the US).  Listen to ‘Little Fang’, the first single released on the same day, HERE.

Slasher Flicks by name alone is not what it appears to be. Scrambled horror film soundtracks? Not even remotely. A bunch of East Coasters making their quintessential LA album? No, more like escape from LA, say guitar-wielding lead singer Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), keyboard player and singer Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian), and drummer Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon). If LA is an environment to get lost in, as they claim, this group sewing roots in SoCal have become lost in the best way: relocating and reinventing sounds they’re already skilled in making, sounds that as Avey Tare says, are not only regionally unrestricted but that “come from a place that’s not human.”

Having composed the bones of these eight songs on acoustic guitar, Avey Tare invited Deradoorian to create melodic lines to flesh them out. Then, enter Hyman, whose backgrounds in painting and music proved his rare combo of flexibility and acuity, “free but structured”. Uniquely its own “jazz power trio,” Slasher Flicks produced and recorded the songs live at the Lair studio using only minimal overdubs; the live sound being key to Slasher Flicks’ spooky dynamism.  

While their sound is monstrous and there are nightmarish moments peppering the lyrics and melodies, Little Fang’s clean guitars, soft everything and special smoke called "PYT" blown into the tape machine shows off spirits conjured from sweeter worlds. LISTEN TO ‘LITTLE FANG’: 

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Following Animal Collective’s headline show at Field Day last year, the festival is very excited to welcome Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks to perform at this year’s event on 7th June 2014. More UK and European dates are yet to be announced. 

Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino and digitally from iTunes and get an instant gratification download of ‘Little Fang.’

 

Enter the Slasher House tracklisting:

 

1. A Sender

2. Duplex Trip

3. Blind Babe

4. Little Fang

5. Catchy (Was Contagious)

6. That It Won't Grow

7. The Outlaw

8. Roses On The Window

9. Modern Days E

10. Strange Colores

11. Your Card

 

 

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *

04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig *

04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *

04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *

04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *

04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Brenda *

04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *

04-26 Asheville, NC – Moogfest (Orange Peel)

04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *

04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) *

05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues *

05-03 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest

* W/ Dustin Wong

 

07-06 London, UK – Field Day Festival

 

ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES PIECE BY PIECE AS NEXT SINGLE - OUT MARCH 31ST

Anna Calvi | 10/02/14

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‘Piece By Piece’ will be released as the next single from Anna Calvi’s critically acclaimed second album, One Breath, on 31st March 2014. ‘Piece By Piece’ sees Anna's singular voice and virtuoso guitar-playing experimenting with new unfamiliar sound palettes and rhythms resulting in a very contemporary, unique track.

The accompanying video was filmed in just one take by Mathy & Fran and focuses in, piece by piece, on Anna and her exceptional guitar playing to create one of her most striking videos to date. Watch it HERE.

Anna Calvi is currently on an extensive UK and European tour and performed an excellent show at The Troxy in London over the weekend. Full live dates are below.

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

Live dates, with UK shows in bold:

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

 

VILLAGERS - TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN...

Villagers | 07/02/14

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To Whom It May Concern

In The Advent Of The 2014 Olympics In Sochi, Please Find Enclosed A Song Written For You, Your Mother, Your Father & Your Gay Brothers & Sisters In Russia.

New Single, ‘Occupy Your Mind’, produced by James Ford.

Watch the accompanying video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Wot63VSGg

Available to download now http://smarturl.it/OccupyYourMindiTunes




 

OWEN PALLETT - NEW ALBUM 'IN CONFLICT' RELEASED ON MAY 12TH, 2014

Owen Pallett | 06/02/14

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We are pleased to announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, on May 12th, 2014 (May 13th in the US)  In Conflict was written and produced by Pallett, recorded with the core rhythm section of Robbie Gordon and Matt Smith, and features contributions from Brian Eno and The Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.  

 Watch the illuminating album trailer HERE.

 In Conflict is full of love songs - more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says - emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”

 Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her.  While Pallett has served as a versatile collaborator to many projects in both pop and art establishments— the list is far too long to recite here, but you know where to look— he is equally beloved for his accessibility; for the way his art reflects & resonates with Mainstream Pop Culture; for the emotionally cathartic outlet his music provides.

 In Conflict will be available on May 12th (13th in the US) on CD (WIGCD304), Digitally (WIG304D), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with three bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart. You may pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE

Conflit #2

The CD and digital album tracklist is as follows:

1. I Am Not Afraid                                                                                                     

2. In Conflict                                                                                                  

3. On A Path                                                                                                              

4. Song For Five & Six                                                                          

5. The Secret Seven                                                                                                      

6. Chorale                                                                                                       

7. The Passions                                                                                                           

8. The Sky Behind The Flag                                                                            
9. --->  (1)                                                                                                                  

10. The Riverbed                                                                                

11. Infernal Fantasy                                                                              

12. Soldiers Rock                                                                                            

13. ---> (2)                 

Owen Pallett will be touring with his band throughout the month of May, with a date at Oval Space in London on May 21st.  Dates are as follows:

TUE MAY 13 BROOKLYN - GLASSLANDS
WED MAY 14 NEW YORK - BOWERY BALLROOM
THU MAY 15 PHILADELPHIA - JOHNNY BRENDA'S
SAT MAY 17 BOSTON - BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
WED MAY 21 UK - LONDON - OVAL SPACE

FRI MAY 23 France - PARIS - LA MAROQUINERIE
SUN MAY 25 Germany - BERLIN - VOLKSBHUNE
TUE MAY 27 Portugal - LISBON – LUX


 

JOB ALERT: CONTROLLER – FINANCE AND OPERATIONS USA

06/02/14

Domino is seeking a new financial person in the US at this time.  

If you are interested in such an opportunity, read on!

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Controller -- Finance And Operations

Working in our Brooklyn office and reporting directly to the group’s UK Finance Director, this role will support the creative teams, taking full responsibility for all commercial and financial related matters.  Working closely with the General Managers of the Recording and Publishing companies, you will be assisting with the delivery of the Company’s financial and operational objectives.

We envisage the successful applicant will be a hands-on financial/accounting/operations professional with very strong communication skills, able to build good working relationships in a very creative environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing financial and commercial support to the senior managers of the US group, ensuring the delivery of the Company’s objectives;

  • Direct and coordinate accounting operations including accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, collections, tax compliance, banking and cash management;

  • Define and complete the businesses short and long term financial budgets and forecasts alongside each General Manager. Monitor and analyse performance against these targets, providing feedback and ensuring appropriate actions are taken;

  • Ensure that all reporting requirements, internal and external are complied with at all times to a high level of accuracy;

  • Ensure the collection of debts remains up to date and provide assistance in recovering problem accounts;

  • Provide support and train the creative teams in evaluating opportunities from a financial perspective taking into account profitability;

  • Provide support to the group’s senior management team on any other tasks as required from time to time.  

The main focus of the role will include:

  • Annual budgeting for the US group;

  • Business and financial planning and forecasting;

  • Management reporting – Quarterly & Annually;

  • Meeting the businesses statutory reporting requirements;

  • KPI analysis, sales projections;

  • General accounting duties – overseeing the credit control function;

  • Ad hoc project.

Who we are looking for

Ideally the successful applicant will have the following skill set:

  • Extensive financial experience, able to demonstrate increasing responsibility within a medium sized organisation;

  • Experience within the music business preferred;

  • Strong analytical background;

  • Strong attention to detail;

  • Very strong interpersonal skills. An ability to communicate at senior management level;

  • Advanced Excel skills, including the use of pivot and lookup tables.

Potential candidates should submit a resumé that summarizes employment and education history, as well as references.  Domino is an equal opportunity employer and provides health insurance benefits for its full-time employees.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter, and has an ability to work in an open and creative environment.

Interested parties may submit a resumé to: controller@dominorecordco.com

 

WE ARE CATCHERS DEBUT ALBUM ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 24TH

We Are Catchers | 05/02/14

Image: We Are Catchers Announcement

Domino is proud to announce the debut album from Liverpool’s We Are Catchers. The first single ‘Tap Tap Tap’ will be released on 7” on March 17th. The self-titled album will follow on March 24th

Watch the video for ‘Tap Tap Tap’ HERE.

Tripping across oceans of sound, We Are Catchers effortlessly melds the cascading melodies of the Pacific coast to the kind of stargazing melancholy that’s always haunted Liverpool’s greatest artists. It’s an album that looks out from the Water’s Edge and dreams its way across seas and continents, traversing the invisible (but undeniable) pathways that connect the mid-west coast of England to the west coast of the USA.

A beautiful, timeless collection of songs, We Are Catchers (real name Peter Jackson) summons up the spirits of legendary Mersey beasts like Mick and John Head, the Crucial Three, Bill Ryder Jones, Lee Mavers and the Wild Swans whilst chiming gorgeously with dusty echoes of records by Brian Wilson and Arthur Lee. The aforementioned Bill Ryder-Jones also appears on the album, playing guitar.

We Are Catchers will be released on March 24th on Domino. Pre-order the album on CD (WIGCD288), LP (WIGLP288) and digitally (WIG288) HERE. ‘Tap Tap Tap’ (RUG574) will be released on 7” on March 17th.

We Are Catchers Tracklist:

  1. Waters Edge
  2. Tap Tap Tap
  3. If You Decide
  4. Isabella
  5. Over The Hill
  6. If I Fell
  7. Thousand Steps
  8. Richer Man
  9. Where We Are
 

FRÁNÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS SHARE VIDEO FOR LA VÉRITÉ

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 04/02/14

Image: Francois LA VÉRITÉ

To coincide with the new album Piano Ombre from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains on March 17th, La Vérité will be released as the first single on the same day. The video was directed by Mathieu Demy who directed the 2011 film Americano which starred Salma Hayek . He is also the son of film-making royalty Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy, the latter of which wrote and directed the French classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

“Here is our new music video directed by Mathieu Demy. It could be called: ‘When the Love Boat is sinking we're still singing’ Hope you enjoy” – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains.

Piano Ombrethe follow-up to E Volo Love , is Frànçois’ first album to be recorded in a bona fide studio (in Entre-Deux-Mers, the ‘Between-Two-Seas’, region near Bordeaux in France) and with a producer (Ash Workman – Metronomy / NZCA Lines). The album was written in the South West of France (where Frànçois lives once again after moving home from his adoptive Bristol) and features his current line-up of Atlas Mountains - multi-instrumentalists Amaury Ranger and Pierre Loustaunau, drummer Jean Thevenin (all Frenchmen) and Glaswegian keyboardist Gerard Black.

Piano Ombre, which translates as Calm Down Shadow (meaning to ‘no longer be scared by things, because there is a way to see things in a positive light’), was written during a tumultuous year in Frànçois’ life.

Lyrically, the album documents another journey, of personal struggle, discovery, conviction and resolution, however the darkness of the lyrics is counterbalanced by the bright, airy and upbeat production. 

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring, as follows:

25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France

26 March: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - TICKETS

27 March: Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2) - TICKETS

28 March: Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS

29 March: Glasgow, Stereo - TICKETS

30 March: Manchester, The Roadhouse - TICKETS

3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France

4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France

9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France

12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France

16 April: Big Band Café d’ Hérouville Saint Clair, Caen, France

17 April: 106, Rouen, France

18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France

19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France

15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France

2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE, ARABELLA FOR MARCH 10TH

Arctic Monkeys | 27/01/14

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Arctic Monkeys release their new single ‘Arabella’ on March 10th 2014. Listen to the track HERE.

Arctic Monkeys will also be performing a special outdoor show at Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 12th July 2014. Joining them will be very special guests Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 31st January at 9am. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 24 hours: 0818 719 300 / www.ticketmaster.ie  Gates will open at 3pm.  Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of 25 years of age or over.

Arabella’ is taken from Arctic Monkeys’ fifth No.1 album, the Mercury Music Prize and BRIT-nominated AM which was released last September. The band start their sold out US tour this week and will be playing at New York’s Madison Square Gardens on 8th February. Arctic Monkeys will be back to the UK in May to perform their biggest ever shows in the capital - two dates at London’s Finsbury Park on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of May.  The band will also be opening The Brits 2014 at 8pm on Wednesday the 19th of February.

Arctic Monkeys will be performing on Late Show with David Letterman tonight at 11.35pm EST. The performance will be streamed after the broadcast on the band’s site HERE.

UK and Irish live dates are as follows:

Friday 23rd May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT *

Saturday 24th May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT *

Saturday 12th July 2014: Ireland: Dublin, Marlay Park ±

*with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood

± with support from Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.

Arabella’ is available digitally now HERE

 

CASS MCCOMBS SHARES 'UNEARTHED' VIDEO

Cass McCombs | 21/01/14

Image: Cass McCombs Unearthed video

Following the release of the 'Brighter feat. Karen Black' video, we're honored to share a new video directed by Eric Fensler for Big Wheel and Others' track 'Unearthed.' Watch the video below. The two previously collaborated on the video for Catacombs' 'You Saved My Life.

We don't want to over explain it, but simply put, a viewer's patience is rewarded with a minimalist storytelling jewel. Fensler explains:

"The story of the video is simply up to the viewer to discover and interpret.  The visual accompaniment to the song wasn't made to be explained in a press release, sorry.  Lets all have a little mystery for once.  I suggest simply putting on some headphones on or go home and go full screen on that totally kick-ass home theater system you have and relax for three minutes to a cogitative music video. Hopefully it will make you stop and think for a moment."

Cass McCombs and his band  featuring Jon Shaw (bass), Daniel Iead (guitar), Daniel Allaire (drums) are currently on tour in Europe and soon to be in Australia and have now announced new US dates in April. Find all the dates below the video.

You can purchase Big Wheel And Others via all good record stores, iTunes and the Domino Mart


Cass McCombs US tour dates:
01-21 Cadiz, ES - Edificio
01-23 Barcelona, ES - La Sala (2) Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR - Bordeaux Rocks        
01-25 Rouen, FR - Le 106  
01-26 Paris, FR - MoFo Festival @ Mains D'Ouevres
01-30 Melbourne, AU - Northcote Social Club
01-31 Brisbane RNA, AU - Laneway
02-01 Melbourne, AU - Laneway
02-02 Sydney, AU - Laneway
02-06 Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
02-07 Adelaide, AU - Laneway
02-08 Fremantle, AU - Laneway
04-03 Austin, TX - Stubb's *
04-04 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
04-05 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
07-17-20 Southwold, Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival

*w/ White Denim

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE NEW VIDEO FEATURING ‘SWARM’ & NEW TRACK ‘CRUSH ME’

The Bohicas | 20/01/14

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The Bohicas’ single ‘Swarm’, backed with previous single ‘XXX’ is released today as a digital double A-side (and on 7” on 3rd March). 

To coincide with the release, a new video for ‘Swarm’ backed with a premiere of brand new track, ‘Crush Me’ is available to view now. Shot in London by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern whose portfolio includes music videos for Arctic Monkeys & Franz Ferdinand as well as feature length films for LCD Soundsystem (Shut Up And Play The Hits) and Blur (No Distance Left To Run), the newly shot, fully live performance film captures The Bohicas in a way not seen on video before.

Watch the video for ‘Swarm / Crush Me’ HERE

‘Swarm / Crush Me’ follows an ambitious music video for ‘XXX / Swarm’ (directed by Andy Soup) which quickly caught fire online when launched in November 2013 providing a filmic introduction to The Bohicas’ world, but very little of themselves. This new video reveals much more of the band.

The recorded-live audio of both tracks featured in the video for ‘Swarm / Crush Me’ is available for free download at the band's website www.thebohicas.com.

The Bohicas will play the following London shows:

28th January: White Heat @Madame JoJo’s, Soho, London (TICKETS)

27th February: Black Heart, Camden, London (TICKETS)

‘XXX / Swarm’ available now as a digital single (RUG573D) HERE

 

AUSTRA SHARE VIDEO FOR HURT ME NOW

Austra | 17/01/14

Image: Austra Hurt Me

Austra have shared a video for the track Hurt Me Now, taken from their second album, Olympia. Watch it premiering on Dazed Digital HERE.

Katie Stelmanis said of the video:

"Working with M Blash is a rare experience. I like to give him a song and let him do whatever he wants cause when his mindflow is undisturbed the results are psychedelic and matchless."

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.

 

FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, PIANO OMBRE, FOR MARCH 17TH 2014

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 16/01/14

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We are pleased to announce the release of the new album from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains, Piano Ombre, on March 17th 2014. La Vérité (RUG579D) will be released as the first single on the same date. Listen to La Vérité, HERE.

Piano Ombre, the follow-up to E Volo Love , is Frànçois’ first album to be recorded in a bona fide studio (in Entre-Deux-Mers, the ‘Between-Two-Seas’, region near Bordeaux in France) and with a producer (Ash Workman – Metronomy / NZCA Lines). The album was written in the South West of France (where Frànçois lives once again after moving home from his adoptive Bristol) and features his current line-up of Atlas Mountains - multi-instrumentalists Amaury Ranger and Pierre Loustaunau, drummer Jean Thevenin (all Frenchmen) and Glaswegian keyboardist Gerard Black.

Piano Ombre, which translates as Calm Down Shadow (meaning to ‘no longer be scared by things, because there is a way to see things in a positive light’), was written during a tumultuous year in Frànçois’ life. Lyrically, the album documents another journey, of personal struggle, discovery, conviction and resolution, however the darkness of the lyrics is counterbalanced by the bright, airy and upbeat production. 

Piano Ombre is a stunning and wide-reaching collection that reinvigorates the band’s gene pool of influences - from Afro-pop to French chanson and Yé-yé, mixed with more Anglo-phonic guitar-pop, like an aural atlas of gorgeous pop melody, zestful rhythm and lush ballads. It also manages to capture the ecstatic energy of the band’s live performance. The result is Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains’ most sophisticated, arranged album yet. Watch the trailer for the album, HERE.

Piano Ombre will be available on CD (WIGCD321), LP (WIGLP321), Digital (WIG321D) and limited edition vinyl with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, Sleepwalkers Town and Bus Rouge (WIGLP321X). The iTunes edition (WIG321D1) will feature the two bonus tracks as well as an instant grat of La Vérité. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart, HERE and through iTunes, HERE.

The tracklisting for Piano Ombre is as follows:

1 Bois                                                                            6 La Vie Dure

2 La Vérité                                                                      7 Reveil Inconnu

3 The Way To The Forest                                                    8 Piano Ombre

4 La Fille Aux Cheveux De Soie                                           9 Fancy Foresight

5 Summer Of The Heart                                                   10 Bien Sur

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring, as follows:

25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France

26 March: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (TICKETS)
27 March: Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2)
TICKETS

28 March: Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS
29 March: Glasgow, Stereo -
TICKETS
30 March: Manchester, The Roadhouse -
TICKETS

3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France

4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France

9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France

12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France

16 April: Big Band Café d’ Hérouville Saint Clair, Caen, France

17 April: 106, Rouen, France

18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France

19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France

15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France

2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France  

 

REAL ESTATE - ATLAS

Real Estate | 14/01/14

Image: Real Estate Announcement

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

Image: Cass McCombs Press

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

Image: Bad Moon Domino Night

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

Image: Present Tense Announcement

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

Image: Matthew E White press

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.'"

 
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