INTERVIEW: MARISSA NADLER

Marissa Nadler Despite wide critical acclaim and praise from friends, I was definitely a ‘johnny-come-lately’ to Marissa Nadler and found myself stunned by the quality of her most recent record ‘Strangers’. The album, for me, confirmed Marissa’s position as a classic story teller as I became obsessed with finding the answers to each question prompted by her lyrics. The album is also characterised by beautiful sonic texturing throughout as... Read More

INTRODUCING: THE BEAT ESCAPE

The Beat Escape Bella Union announce their newest recruits The Beat Escape, an electronic duo hailing from Montreal. Their debut single ‘Seeing Is Forgetting’, will be released on 12″ vinyl via Bella Union on October 21st and is available to order now here on vinyl. You can hear the ‘Seeing Is Forgetting’ below.  Here are some words from the duo on the process and timeline of making their debut single “Seeing... Read More

PAVO PAVO SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘RAN RAN RUN’

Pavo Pavo is an experimental pop band from Brooklyn, NY. The band started writing together while studying music at Yale, and since then its members have worked closely with indie and classical heavywights such as Here We Go Magic, John Zorn, Dave Longstreth, Porches, Olga Bell, Lucius, Roomful of Teeth, and San Fermin. Hailed by Stereogum as “weightless pop music that sounds like it was beamed down from a glimmering utopian future” Pavo Pavo... Read More

ALBUM REVIEW: ARC IRIS – MOON SALOON

Arc Iris – Moon Saloon Rhode Island’s Arc Iris released their self-titled debut album way back in 2014 and have been on the rise ever since. Building a fan base through supporting artists such as St. Vincent on tour and working with producer David Wrench (who has worked with big names such as FKA Twigs and Jamie xx) isn’t doing them any harm either. However, it is second album Moon Saloon that will cement their status as a group to watch... Read More

JOHN GRANT GETTING HOT AND BOTHERED

U.S. folk and synth man John Grant unveils the brand new video for “Global Warming”, taken from his latest record ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ (2015). In what has been an eventful and fruitful past few years for the former Czars member, Grant has brought his “A” game to this frightening and rather poetic video. Directed by Casey Raymond and Ewan Jones Morris, its details the last man on earth, all alone and running out of time. It’s... Read More

JAMBINAI ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘A HERMITAGE’

South Korean trio Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. A Hermitage, the band’s second album and first for Bella Union, was recorded in the South Korean capital Seoul and will be released 17th June.The first track to be revealed from the album is “They Keep Silence” Jambinai have... Read More

PINS REVEAL DETAILS OF RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE

Manchester five-piece PINS have announced details of a brand new track “Trouble,” released on Record Store Day on 16th April through Bella Union Watch the teaser trailer belowThe limited-edition red 10” vinyl release will also feature “I’ll Get Mine” – another brand new track – along with a remix of “Trouble” by fellow Manchester band Bernard + Edith. “Trouble” was recorded at Strangeway... Read More

WILD NOTHING ANNOUNCES UK TOUR

Next week Wild Nothing, a.k.a the now LA-based musician Jake Tatum, will release Life of Pause, his third studio album and much anticipated follow up to 2012’s Nocturne, on Captured Tracks (US) / Bella Union (UK).Wild Nothing will embark on a world tour that takes him across North America in April and May and continues in June with a short run of dates in the EU – including a date in Manchester: 11/6 – London – Field Day Festival... Read More

INTERVIEW: EZRA FURMAN

Francesca chats to Ezra Furman Since Ezra Furman’s fame exploded, delighting audiences in Europe and in the USA, the world is a nicer, kinder place. Ezra Furman is not only a fantastic performer, funny and intense: he is also a very intelligent, unique person who writes incredibly well. So, when he agreed to do a Skype interview with me, I felt very happy and privileged. When I called him in California, he appeared in a bright coloured top next... Read More

PINS TO AUCTION OFF UNIQUE ITEMS & FAN EXPERIENCES

Kick drum skin with ‘PINS’ Logo, used live on tour across UK and Europe in 2015. Signed by PINS. PINS have just announced a series of eBay auctions to help fund their trip to SXSW this year. From 6PM tonight (26th Jan), fans will have a chance to win some rare items and experiences. “Touring the USA is a dream for any band, but my god it’s expensive,” explains guitar Lois MacDonald. “We’ve decided to auction off some... Read More

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