FUTURE ISLANDS DOCUMENTARY SHARED ONLINE

A documentary following synth-pop band Future Islands on the road has been made available online. Road Dawgs follows the three piece on last year’s world tour, after the success of their fourth album, Singles, released through 4AD.The film, which was directed and produced by Jay Buim, who was also behind the video which accompanied the single Seasons (Waiting On You). It features interviews with the band, as well as footage from a performance... Read More

DAUGHTER AND WARPAINT TEAM UP TO RELEASE REMIX EP

Daughter and Warpaint have joined forces to produce one off remixes of each other’s work. The first track to be released from the collaboration was Warpaint’s re-imagining of Winter, from Daughter’s debut album If You Leave.In addition, Daughter’s version of Feeling Alright has been shared, which is taken from Warpaint’s second self-titled album, which was released earlier this year.The partnership came about as both bands shared a mutual... Read More

PIXIES ANNOUNCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY DOOLITTLE REISSUE

Pixies: Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago, David Lovering Pixies will release an expanded version of their classic album Doolittle to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Pixies: Doolittle 25 is a three-disc collection featuring 50 tracks including demos, B-sides and Peel sessions. More than half of the tracks included have not been commercially released before. The album, which was originally recorded in 1989 with producer Gil Norton, features some... Read More

NEWS: tUnE-yArDs UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF ALBUM LAUNCH

tUnE-yArDs have always had a bit of a thing for the quirky, oddball feel of things. So it’s to be expected that this would translate to their music videos too. In anticipation of their new album Nikki Nack, due for release on May 5th on 4AD, the band have now premiered the album’s first video.In addition to the already announced UK headline shows, they’re confirmed to appear at Glastonbury, End of the Road and Blissfields festivals this... Read More

LISTEN: PURITY RING’S ‘AMENAMY’ REMIXED BY JON HOPKINS

The coming together of Purity Ring and Jon Hopkins is rooted in a longstanding mutual admiration and creative partnership between both artists: Hopkins previously mixed the song ‘Saltkin’ on Purity Ring’s LP Shrines. In turn, Purity Ring’s Megan James has added vocals to Hopkins’ ‘Breathe This Air’ off his fantastic new album Immunity. The new version of ‘Breathe This Air’ will be released later... Read More

Album Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Early reports of The National’s long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed High Violet talk of new directions, fresh diversions. Indeed, singer Matt Berninger himself talks of these songs as more “immediate and visceral” than those of previous albums. I have to say, I don’t see it, nor I do it hear it. For me, the songs that start off Trouble Will Find Me might well have carried straight on from the end of High Violet, neatly spliced... Read More

NEWS: CAMERA OBSCURA – LISTEN TO ‘FIFTH IN THE LINE TO THE THRONE’

  With the release of their long-awaited new album ‘Desire Lines’ on June 3rd via 4AD, Camera Obscura have revealed another song, ‘Fifth In Line To The Throne’. A sonic foil to recent single ‘Do It Again’, ‘Fifth In Line To The Throne’ sees the Glasgow fifth-piece in full balladeer mode and features backing vocals from Neko Case.     Catch Camera Obscura on tour this summer: MAY 22nd – CARLISLE,... Read More

NEWS: DAUGHTER – NEW ALBUM ‘IF YOU LEAVE’

Daughter have revealed details of their debut album which will see the light of day this Spring. The London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella will release If You Leave on March 18th 2013 through 4AD worldwide (April 30th in N. America via Glassnote). If You Leave was recorded over a period of months at home and in various spaces across London. Production was overseen by Igor with additional production from Rodaidh McDonald... Read More

NEWS: PURITY RING – ‘LOFTICRIES’ VIDEO / TOUR DATES

Acclaimed video director AG Rojas (Jack White’s ‘Sixteen Saltines’, Spiritualized’s ‘Hey Jane’) has added his macabre touch to the Purity Ring song ‘Lofticries’, placing it as a soundtrack to a fever dream of vast ideas – conception, birth, sickness, and death. The band start their first headline tour of Europe this week and will then be playing eight dates in the UK and Ireland with a long sold-out... Read More

VIDEO: DAUGHTER – LIVE ON LETTERMAN

The other night, Daughter made their worldwide TV debut on long-running US chat show, The Late Show with David Letterman. Ahead of their short US tour – beginning this week – the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella performed ‘Youth’, a stand-out track from their 2011 EP The Wild Youth.   Daughter‘s Letterman appearance coincides with the release of their latest single ‘Smother’,... Read More

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