THE LEMON TWIGS ANNOUNCE 2017 TOUR DATES

Having just finished their first European tour, The Lemon Twigs of Long Island are set to return to the continent in the Spring for another round of live dates. The brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario will be joined onstage by live band members Megan Zeankowski (bass) and Danny Ayala (keyboards). Tickets for all shows (excluding London) go on sale this Friday at 9AM GMT.THE LEMON TWIGS TOUR DATES: 23 March – BRISTOL, Thekla 24 March... Read More

LIVE: MERCHANDISE – 03/11/2016

Merchandise – THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER –“Welcome to the public library” quips Carson Cox as he shuffles about the dimly lit stage in the bowels of The Castle Hotel. Merchandise, hailing from Tampa, Florida are about to take us on a journey of eighties influenced nostalgia. The original line-up was a three-piece playing with a drum machine. Then for their debut album After the End released in 2014 they became five. Tonight... Read More

TIM HECKER RELEASES NEW TRACK ‘CASTRATI STACK’

Tim Hecker’s forthcoming album, Love Streams, is released on April 8th 2016. His debut record for 4AD, Hecker today releases the first taste from the album, a track entitled ‘Castrati Stack’. Inspired by notions of 15th century choral scores transposed to an artificial intelligence-era language of digital resonance and bright synths, Love Streams was assembled gradually, with layers of studio-tracked keyboards, choir and woodwinds... Read More

DAUGHTER LAUNCH ‘HOW’ VIDEO

Daughter – the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella – have launched the final instalment of their film triptych, for the single ‘How’ (taken from their second album Not To Disappear) Directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (creators of the startling Nick Cave feature film 20,000 Days On Earth), the video treatment for ‘How’ was inspired by the short story... Read More

Album Review: Deerhunter – Fading Frontier

Prior to the album release, Bradford Cox revealed Concept Map listing the influences of the album, which seems to have acted as a handy companion to any press release. Most reviews already posted seem to pick a circle of the map and use that as the premise for their review (see Ian Cohen of Pitchfork’s focus on Cox’s ‘safe’ choices or Alexis Petridis’ focus on the 80s bands), but few seem to attempt to shed light into any of the more leftfield... Read More

ALBUM REVIEW: BEIRUT – NO NO NO

Beirut – No No No Beirut band leader Zach Condon’s story is film-worthy – as a young jazz trumpeter, he was exposed to mariachi music while growing up in Sante Fé, New Mexico. At 17, he dropped out of school and ran away to Paris after working in an international film cinema, where Sicilian funeral brass music and Balkan folk had caught his attention. He then returned to The University of New Mexico where he studied photography... Read More

BEIRUT RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘GIBRALTAR’

Joining forces once more with Brother Willis (makers of the kaleidoscopic video for recent single ‘No No No’), and interested by the idea of a setting by the sea and “the massive island of trash that is growing and floating out in the Pacific,” ‘Gibraltar’ follows Beirut leader Zach Condon and band members Paul Collins and Nick Petree picking their way through a fantasy Gibraltar to meet its ‘Rock’.... Read More

U.S. GIRLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND UK TOUR

U.S. Girls is Illinois-born, Toronto-based artist Meghan Remy, who releases her new album Half Free on September 25th. Half Free is Remy’s first album for 4AD and is her most realised yet. Focusing on characters in everyday struggles, with narratives inspired by the work of director John Cassavetes and Bruce Springsteen, Meg also explores themes relating to abuse and gender inequality throughout helping to make Half Free an enchanting document... Read More

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

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