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Hinds – Easy Video

Hinds with their new video for “Easy”, directed by John Strong, showcase a darker, more emotional side to their music. The video centres on the self-annihilation that follows a breakup, with each member of the band spiralling downwards into abuse and addiction, in increasingly graphic ways. The final shots show a sliver of redemption though, with the band slowly but surely reclaiming their strength and independence, and the blooming of a rose showing the promise of a new beginning on the horizon.

Dream Wife – A New Signing & Kids

We are more than thrilled to announce the signing of Dream Wife, the most exciting new band in the UK.

London-based musicians Alice Go, Bella Podpadec and Icelandic singer Rakel Mjöll formed at art school in Brighton where they began to make music embracing their love for edgy pop. Oozing girl power the music juxtaposes simple pop hooks, cutting riffs and screamy dreamy vocals.

Today, Dream Wife share the new video for ‘Kids’, a track taken from their Cannibal Hymns released self-titled debut EP. The EP is available now on iTunes (here) and will be released on limited edition 12” vinyl on 29th July 2016. Filmed at Central St Martins in London and directed by Aidan Zamari, the video shows the members of Dream Wife occupying an abstract fantasy of sporting triumph.

Oscar – Good Things

On the eve of the release of his highly anticipated debut LP Cut and Paste, Oscar shares the video for new single “Good Things”.

Shot by acclaimed director Bryan Schlam it is a brilliantly off-beat,  surreal accompaniment to the track, in Oscar’s own words: “The song’s message is a positive one and so it seemed a good idea to contrast that nicely in the video with a Warhol-esque sequence of things going wrong! The little things in life that seem like failures have to be laughed at in order to move on and to see all the good things!”

“Cut and Paste” is released this Friday 13th May and can be pre-ordered now. There are exclusive bundles available at Oscar’s official online album retailers here and it can also be pre-ordered via iTunes.

Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Our Mother Mix)

Our Mother have today shared a remix of ‘La Ritournelle’ by Sébastian Tellier. Infusing their own heady and baroque video-game aesthetic into an indisputable classic in this new mix, Our Mother’s version of ‘La Ritournelle’ features exceptional bass and stabbing, staccato synths punctuating the now broken voice of Tellier. Hinting at the band’s fascination with the Berlin techno scene, they bring an air of the forlorn to an already beautifully melancholy track.

Rexy – Don’t Turn Me Away

Ramona Gonzalez, better known as Nite Jewel, Zoe Kravitz (Lolawolf), and Samantha Urbani (Friends) have teamed up to cover “Don’t Turn Me Away,” by  Rexy, giving the track a ‘80s-derived, R&B spin, that’s dripping with West Coast cool. Premiered by Pitchfork the collaboration comes fresh off the heels of our reissue of Rexy’s only album, Running Out Of Time in-conjunction with new label URU, spearheaded by Samantha Urbani.  Order Links: iTunesSpotifyBandcampRough TradePiccadillyOther Music

Our Mother – Surprise Machine Remix

Our Mother  release their debut EP A.O.B. tomorrow 29th April 2016. Today the band share a fantastic remix of ‘Surprise Machine’ by Tomoya Forster of Pumarosa, alongside the news that they’re also streaming their debut EP via DIY.

The remix by Forster – which also features contributions from Eliot Gelberg Wilson (Double Bass), Robb Dixxon (Guitar) and Julian Vicary (MS10) – expands the idiosyncratic, left-field pop world of Our Mother by adding fresh instrumentation (including a highly propulsive bass line) and thick layers of distortion that skyrockets the original chorus to new heights.

To celebrate the EP’s release, the band will play a show at London’s The Waiting Room on 3 May. Tickets are available here. A.O.B. EP can be pre-ordered digitally from iTunes or on limited, heavyweight vinyl via Rough Trade. Watch the previously shared video for ‘Surprise Machine’ (as premiered on NOWNESShere.

Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (The Remixes)

There’s no overstating the effect that Tellier’s instant classic, “La Ritournelle”, has had on people over the last decade. Featuring Afrobeat’s inventor Tony Allen on drums it was aptly described by NME as “basically Unfinished Sympathy Pt. 2” and it is now being re-released with brand new mixes from Lucky Number affiliated acts to close out our 10 year anniversary as a label.

Remixing a true classic is a daunting task but it is a testament to the song’s timelessness that these mixes draw new life from the track. Chicago-born/New York-based production duo Gilligan Moss, take the track on a spun-out journey that involves and overwhelms the listener with suspense and then delivers nothing short of drop everything ecstasy once those recognizable vocals appear. In addition, our latest signing, London-based Our Mother, infuse their unique baroque video-game aesthetic into the track, whilst Leicester’s champion beat sculptor FTSE demonstrates a surprising subtlety in gothic groove. These three new remixes sit alongside the classic pop précis from Mr. Dan and the glorious original upon the EP.  The EP is to be re-released on May 27th but you can pre-order now.

Our Mother – Age Of Empirez

Our Mother release their debut EP A.O.B. on 29th April 2016 and today the band shares their EP’s opening track, ‘Age of Empirez‘.

Deeply atmospheric and emanating with the youthful nostalgia that comes with the game of the same name, ‘Age of Empirez’ subtly nods to Age of Adz-era Sufjan Stevens while remaining rooted in the self-recorded sounds (of an airplane, in this case) and disparate elements that end up lifting the band’s songs to otherworldly places.

To celebrate the EP’s release, the band will play a show at London’s The Waiting Room on 3 May. Tickets are available here. A.O.B. EP can be pre-ordered digitally from iTunes or on limited, heavyweight vinyl via Rough Trade. Watch the previously shared video for ‘Surprise Machine’ (as premiered on NOWNESShere.

Rexy – Running Out Of Time

The wonderful ‘Running Out of Time’ by Rexy is released today. Our first ever reissue – really proud and thrilled to hopefully introduce this special overlooked album to a new generation of music lovers and obsessives.

Big love to Samantha Urbani for introducing ourselves to this record a few years back, it feels great to be working with Samantha and her label URU on this reissue . Big thanks also to Samantha, Ariel Pink, Puro Instinct and Connan Mockasin for creating such amazing covers and the time and love invested.  You can listen to the covers here.

Links:  iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Rough Trade, Piccadilly, Other Music

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Rexy – In The Force

Ahead of our reissue of London duo Rexy’s only album, Running Out of Time, this Friday 18th March, prolific lo-fi maestro, and fan of the band, Ariel Pink has collaborated with dream-pop duo Puro Instinct on this amazing cover of ‘In The Force’. Giving the original an enhanced hint of sun-drenched Californian life, it’s premiering today on Dazed Digital, and features alongside an interview led by Samantha Urbani in conversation with Rexy’s lead singer, Rex Nayman.

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