Palma Violets Release New 'Best Of Friends' Video 20 May 2013 in Palma Violets
Because you all seem to like Palma Violets’ debut single ‘Best Of Friends’ so much, the Lambeth lads have made a brand new video for it (directed by Vivien Weyrauch and Fabian Röttger)! Check it out:
Antony & The Johnsons: Swanlights With The Britten Sinfonia At The Royal Opera House 9 May 2013 in Antony and the Johnsons
We are excited to announce that The Royal Opera House will present the first London performances of Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights with the Britten Sinfonia on 25 and 26 July 2013.
Tickets (£25-£100) are on sale now from the box office: 020 7304 4000 or online at
This extraordinary performance piece was originally commissioned by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and was presented at Radio City Music Hall in January 2012 to great acclaim; later in 2012 Swanlights enjoyed huge success at the 2012 Melbourne Festival.
Swanlights is an evolution of Antony and The Johnsons: The Crying Light, presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival featuring songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums – self-titled, The Crying Light, Swanlights and Mercury Prize winning I am a Bird Now.
This performance includes the Britten Sinfonia, with orchestra arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose and Maxim Moston. Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, set designer Carl Robertshaw and lighting director Emma Westerberg.
Of the performance, Antony says:
“It took so long...
Watch Houndmouth Cover Billy Bragg + Wilco 30 April 2013 in Houndmouth
Houndmouth recently stopped by the A.V Club offices in Chicago to do a cover of ‘Joe DiMaggio Done It Again’ by Wilco and Billy Bragg. Take a look…
Houndmouth Release Video For 'On The Road' 26 April 2013 in Houndmouth
Today is officially ‘Houndmouth Day’ in Louisville, as decreed by Mayor Greg Fischer himself. The US four-piece play the Iroquois Amphitheater tonight to open the venue’s 2013 season.
Help celebrate the day by watching Houndmouth’s official music video for their stomping single ‘On The Road’. The track is taken from the US four-piece’s debut album ‘From The Hills Below The City’, out 3rd June on Rough Trade.
Watch British Sea Power On The Review Show 22 April 2013 in British Sea Power
If in the weekend’s Record Store Day and London Marathon frenzy you missed British Sea Power on The Review Show then you can re-watch the episode on iPlayer HERE. They perform ‘A Light Above Descending’ at 30 mins in and music from the coastal documentary ‘From The Sea To The Land Beyond’ at 54.50 mins in.
Pulp VS Soulwax For Record Store Day 18 April 2013 in news
Hope you’re all excited about Record Store Day this coming Saturday! Soulwax have remixed Pulp’s single ‘After You’ especially for the occasion, which will be available to buy on 12” vinyl only from your local record store. Check it out:
Watch Alabama Shakes Perform At The White House 18 April 2013 in Alabama Shakes
Last week Alabama Shakes were invited to perform at The White House alongside Justin Timberlake, Booker T. Jones and Mavis Staples as part of a celebration of Memphis soul. Check out Barack and Michelle Obama getting their groove on to the band’s brilliant performance of ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ (22.30 mins in):
Palma Violets Release Video For 'We Found Love' 11 April 2013 in Palma Violets
Palma Violets have released a video, directed by Douglas Hart, for their new single ‘We Found Love’! Watch it here:
The single is set for release on 29th April 2013 on limited edition white seven inch vinyl, CD and download. Its b-side will be a cover of The Rivieras’ 1964 hit ‘California Sun’, a regular in the Lambeth four-piece’s live sets. Pre-order it here.
Having just completed a string of dates with their Rough Trade pals Alabama Shakes, played three sold out London dates and impressed the likes of Rolling Stone and Fuse at SXSW, we are very excited to announce that our newest signing Houndmouth will be releasing their debut album ‘From The Hills Below The City’ on 3rd (UK) and 4th (US) of June! The album is available to pre-order now from our Rough Trade store where the first 100 orders will include exclusive signed photobooth shots of the band.
To whet your appetite for the album check out the first single to be taken from it,‘On The Road’, which premiered yesterday on Rolling Stone:
The Strokes Release Video For 'All The Time' 15 March 2013 in The Strokes
The Strokes have unveiled a video made up of career-spanning footage for their new single ‘All The Time’, taken from their fifth album ‘Comedown Machine’ out 25th March.
Watch British Sea Power's 'Machineries Of Joy' Video 12 March 2013 in British Sea Power
Take a look at British Sea Power’s bike-tastic video for their gorgeous new single ‘Machineries Of Joy’, taken from their fifth album of the same name out 1st April (pre-order here)
Earlier this year Palma Violets tore themselves away from Lambeth, London to make some noise at house parties, sweaty venues and pizza joints in New York city. Yours Truly went along for the ride and made this brilliant mini-doc:
British Sea Power’s forthcoming fifth album ‘Machineries Of Joy’ (out 1st April) is now available to pre-order from our online store. As well as the LP and CD the band are offering a limited edition cassette tape featuring demo versions of ‘Machineries of Joy’ on the a-side and the full album on the b-side. British C90 Power!
Listen To The Strokes' New Single 'All The Time' 13 February 2013 in The Strokes
The Strokes have unveiled the first official single from their fifth album ‘Comedown Machine’ (out 25th March, available to pre-order from our webstore). Check out ‘All The Time’ here:
Hear British Sea Power's New Single 'Machineries Of Joy' 12 February 2013 in British Sea Power
Take a listen to British Sea Power’s brand new single ‘Machineries Of Joy’, taken from their fifth album of the same name out on 1st April:
Pre-order the album HERE
‘Machineries Of Joy’ tracklisting:
1. Machineries Of Joy
2. K Hole
3. Hail Holy Queen
4. Loving Animals
5. What You Need The Most
6. Monsters Of Sunderland
7. Spring Has Sprung
8. Radio Goddard
9. A Light Above Ascending
10. When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Grass
The Strokes Announce Fifth Studio Album 'Comedown Machine' 30 January 2013 in The Strokes
THE STROKES ARE BACK! They will release their highly anticipated fifth studio album ‘Comedown Machine’ on 25th March. It will be available to pre-order from The Strokes’ website later today, where the album track ‘One Way Trigger’ is currently available as a free download. ‘All The Time’, coming soon, will be the official first single off the album.
British Sea Power Announce New Album 'Machineries Of Joy' + UK Tour 25 January 2013 in British Sea Power
We’re excited to announce that British Sea Power’s new, fifth album ‘Machineries Of Joy’ will be released on 1st April 2013! The album release will be accompanied by a full UK tour, dates of which are below.“We’d like to think the album is warm and restorative,” says singer Yan. “Various things are touched on in the words – Franciscan monks, ketamine, French female bodybuilders turned erotic movie stars. The world often seems a mad, hysterical place at the moment. You can’t really be oblivious to that, but we’d like the record to be an antidote – a nice game of cards in pleasant company.”
Tickets for the below dates are on sale now from the band’s website, where you can also pre-order the album at the same time. The first 500 people to order the album will receive a limited-edition bonus CD with new recordings in some unique artwork by the band!
Thurs 4 April – Exeter Phoenix
Fri 5 April – Birmingham Library
Sat 6 April – Newcastle University
Sun 7 April – Glasgow Oran Mor
Tues 9 April – Leeds Met University
Weds 10 April – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thurs 12 April – Manchester Gorilla
Sun 14 April – Cardiff Coal Exchange
Watch Palma Violets' 'Step Up For The Cool Cats' Video 24 January 2013 in Palma Violets
You’ve heard the track and now the video for Palma Violets’ single ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ is here! It was filmed in Lambeth, London and directed by Douglas Hart of Jesus and Mary Chain. Check it out:
The track is the follow-up to the south London band’s double A-side single ‘Best of Friends’ / ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ and is taken from their debut album ‘180’, set for release on 25th February 2013. Pre-order the album HERE
Hear Palma Violets' New Single 'Step Up For The Cool Cats' 9 January 2013 in Palma Violets
We’re excited to announce that Palma Violets’ brand new single will be… ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’! Check it out below:
The song is the follow-up to the Lambeth band’s double A-side single ‘Best of Friends’ / ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ and is taken from their debut album ‘180’, set for release on 25th February 2013. Pre-order the album HERE
Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory Release Video For 'Spectral Split' 9 January 2013 in Pantha du Prince
Pantha du Prince (Hendrik Weber) & The Bell Laboratory will release their collaborative album ‘Elements of Light’ next week! The ambitious project is a symphony for electronics, percussion and bell carillon, a three-tonne instrument comprising 50 bronze bells.
Today Pitchfork premieres the album’s first music video for the track ‘Spectral Split’ (created by Weber and German filmmaker Sandra Trostel). Check it out here:
Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory 'Elements of Light' Coming 14th January... 20 December 2012 in Pantha du Prince
Team POP ETC 6 December 2012 in POPETC
Forget Edward and Jacob, we’re Team POP ETC. Their new song ‘Speak Up’ is on the soundtrack for the final Twilight film ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’, and they’ve made this vampy video for it…
Watch Palma Violets On Jools Holland 28 November 2012 in Palma Violets
Last night our Lambeth lads made their debut television performance on Jools Holland alongside The Weeknd and Lana del Rey (who kindly signed a poster of herself for the band that they’ve had on the wall of Studio 180 since day dot). Check out their brilliant performance of ‘Best of Friends’ below and tune into BBC2 on Friday at 11.50pm for the full show, including two other tracks from Palma Violets.
Palma Violets Announce Debut Album + Perform On Jools Holland Tonight 27 November 2012 in Palma Violets
We are excited to announce that Palma Violets will release their debut album on 25th Feburary 2013 via Rough Trade Records. The album – the title and tracklisting of which will be revealed shortly – is currently being recorded at London’s RAK studios with Pulp’s Steve Mackey. The album is available to pre-order here from our Rough Trade store. The first 400 copies of the CD and 100 copies of the vinyl will be autographed.
Watch the south London four-piece perform live on Jools Holland tonight (27th November) at 10pm on BBC2 alongside Lana Del Ray and The Weeknd. The full show will be aired this Friday (30th November) at 11.50pm on BBC2.
Palma Violets will be joining Django Django, Miles Kane and Peace on the NME Awards Tour 2013 next February. You can order the band’s album and tickets to see Palma Violets on the tour together (ticket sales start Wednesday, 28th November at 9am on our Rough Trade store).
'From The Sea To The Land Beyond' On BBC4 Tonight 21 November 2012 in British Sea Power
If you missed its first airing, ‘From The Sea To The Land Beyond’ is being repeated on BBC4 at midnight tonight. The documentary is compiled of over 100 years of BFI archive footage of Britain’s unique coastline, and the soundtrack is provided by our very own British Sea Power!
Read The Quietus’ review of the documentary HERE
Edward Sharpe 'That's What's Up' Video 7 November 2012 in Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
A few months ago Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros posted a message on Genero’s website asking fans to make music videos for whichever songs from their new album HERE they are inspired by. The band have chosen Jasmine Daghighian’s brilliant video for their track ‘That’s What’s Up’ as the runner up. Watch it here:
Mystery Jets 'Saviour (The Hale Bop)' 1 November 2012 in The Mystery Jets
Check out Mystery Jets’ new single ‘Saviour (The Hale Bop)’, taken from their fourth album ‘Radlands’ (out now):
Palma Violets Release 'Last Of The Summer Wine' Music Video 22 October 2012 in Palma Violets
Palma Violets’ debut single ‘Best of Friends’ and its flipside ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ are out today! You can buy them digitally on iTunes or on limited edition CD single or purple vinyl from our Rough Trade Store.
To celebrate the release the London four-piece have made an official music video for ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. Watch it here:
The video was filmed and directed by Gina Birch of former Rough Trade band The Raincoats who also made many of The Libertines’ music videos. Whilst ‘Best of Friends’ is sung by bassist Chilli Jesson, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ is sung by co-frontman and guitarist Sam Fryer and was recorded with Pulp’s Steve Mackey.
Sam Fryer (vocals/guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals/bass), Pete Mayhew (keyboard) and Will Doyle (drums) are currently in the middle of their first UK headline tour, the remaining dates of which are:
Monday 22nd October – O2 Academy, Leicester
Tuesday 23rd October – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
Thursday 25th October – Brixton Jamm, London – SOLD OUT
Friday 26th October – Esquires, Bedford
Saturday 27th October – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
Monday 29th October – Green Door Store, Brighton
Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory Announce 'Elements Of Light' Album 17 October 2012 in Pantha du Prince
German electronic producer and musician Pantha du Prince (Hendrik Weber) has collaborated with Norwegian musicians The Bell Laboratory for the project ‘Elements Of Light’, set for release on 14th January (UK) and 15th January (US) 2013.
Listen to ‘Photon’, the first track to be taken from the album, here:
Over the course of three albums—and as an in-demand remixer of artists ranging from Animal Collective to, most recently, Philip Glass— Pantha Du Prince has been celebrated for pushing the envelope of electronic music. His newest effort, Elements of Light, a collaborative project with The Bell Laboratory, is doubtless his most ambitious to date: The work is a symphony for electronics, percussion and bell carillon, a three-tonne instrument comprising 50 bronze bells.
The album is a single continuous work, although it has been broken down into five tracks named for elements of light: “Wave,” “Particle,” Photon,” “Spectral Split” and “Quantum.” Sonically, the work is a fusion of electronic music and classical composition, and draws on house and minimalism, jazz and new music, gamelan and western sacred music. Influences include John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Steve Reich, LaMonte Young and Moondog.
Elements of Light is a natural next step in the...
Howler Album Sale 11 October 2012 in Howler
Howler are back in the UK this month, headlining the NME Generation Next tour with Cast of Cheers, Gross Magic and Splassh supporting. To celebrate, we’re knocking back the price of their debut album, ‘America Give Up’. Digital is £4.99 and CD is £5.99 for a very limited time only!
You can catch Howler at the following NME Generation Next tour dates:
19th Oct –Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
20th Oct –Thekla, Bristol
21st Oct –Waterfront, Norwich
22nd Oct –HMV Institute Library, Birmingham,
24th Oct –Club Academy, Manchester
25th Oct – King Tut’s, Glasgow
26th Oct – Leadmill, Sheffield
27th Oct –Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent
29th Oct –Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
30th Oct – Koko, London
31st Oct –The Haunt, Brighton
Tickets for the tour are available to buy HERE