LIVE: GRIMES – 30/08/2012

- THE RITZ, MANCHESTER - On arrival at the Ritz, I‘m quite puzzled by the apparent appeal of the ‘Vagina Rings’ on sale at the merch desk – replicas of Grimes’ very own lady parts [“one size fits all” but it’s a bit tight for me, natch!]. I feel a little bit uncomfortable just browsing, to be quite honest – which is probably the idea. Grimes has a background in art, and getting a reaction is what art seems to be all about nowadays. First... Read More

NEWS: GRIMES – WATCH THE NEW VIDEO TO ‘GENESIS’

Continuing an already crazy year for Grimes, on the eve of her next European tour she is premiering the incredible new video for ‘Genesis’. Releasing the album Visions earlier this year (4AD/Arbutus), to near universal praise, Grimes has barely stopped since; she’s graced numerous magazine covers, made her first live TV performances in both the UK and the US, played shows across three continents (including a train tour of Canada... Read More

NEWS: BLOOD DIAMONDS – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘PHONE SEX’ FEATURING GRIMES

Blood Diamonds, aka Michael Tucker, is a Los Angeles-based pop artist best known for his luxurious dreamscapes and infectious, sun-dipped production. What will be his debut 4AD record, the much-talked about ‘Phone Sex’ track is finally getting released on July 16th. Featuring close friend Grimes (Claire Boucher), ‘Phone Sex’ is a track they made together late last-year in a nightlong quest to create a perfect pop song. Influenced by... Read More

INTERVIEW: FRIENDS

Brookyln-based Friends are making some pretty darn good impressions round these parts. Even without an album release, Zane Lowe’s already cottoned on and named their 3rd single release ‘Mind Control’ the ‘Hottest Record in the World’. Plus they bagged a shortlist honour on the BBC’s Sounds of 2012. Since E4 canned the Friends repeats I’m missing my ‘bunch of New York mates have a jolly good time’ hit. So I’m pretty chuffed Samantha... Read More

VIDEO: GRIMES – ‘OBLIVION’

  Visions, her debut album for 4AD, is out a week today (March 12th) Grimes is currently on tour in North America and reaches the UK in May to play a handful of dates. Her show at London’s XOYO has sold out already so a headline show at London’s Heaven on September 5th is ready to be announced. May  6th – Simple Things Festival, Bristol 7th – Berkeley Suite, Glasgow 8th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 9th – XOYO, London - SOLD... Read More

NEWS: GRIMES – EUROPEAN TOUR DATES + NEW VIDEO

With the release of her new album, Visions, scheduled for March 12th on Arbutus / 4AD (full album details here), Grimes is heading over to Europe this May for almost a month of touring. Starting at the Simple Things Festival in Bristol on the 6th, she then plays UK headline shows at the Berkeley Suite in Glasgow (7th), Brudenell Social Club in Leeds (8th), XOYO in London (9th) and Islington Mill in Salford (10th) before heading in to mainland... Read More