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Darwin Deez – Time Machine

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Indie-pop renaissance man and musical DIY-er Darwin Deez will release his third full-length record entitled Double Down this Autumn, and he has just premiered the album’s catchy-as-hell second single “Time Machine” as Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on Beats 1. To celebrate the release of his new song, Darwin has announced a US tour and also added further shows to his European tour including London’s Islington Assembly Hall on October 27.  Tickets are on sale now for all shows.

Time Machine” is an exciting dance floor-ready tune with the most ridiculous fret-board crawling bassline, but on closer listen tells the tale of a strained friendship. “I don’t like having enemies or being on bad terms with people,” Darwin Deez explains. “But an old friend of mine is keeping me at a distance. I really prefer to talk these kind of things out, but some people just don’t. That’s what inspired the words to “Time Machine” – wanting to hurry up, get past the bitterness and on to the reunion. “

Double Down will be released on September 18th. Recorded, performed, mixed and mastered entirely by Darwin in his 6-floor Williamsburg walk-up, Double Down is a vibrant slice of pure pop perfection, and a beautifully balanced representation of Darwin’s rich and varied catalogue; his finest record to date.

Press here to pre-order a CD or vinyl and here to pre-order the album on iTunes now.

Hinds – Chili Town

Thrilled to announce that we have officially signed Hinds and, not only that, they will be playing our 10th anniversary party this Thursday at Village Underground in Shoreditch.

To celebrate news of this signing, the band are also unveiling a brand new track, “Chili Town”, another perfectly imperfect slice of off-kilter pop. In the band’s own words:

Chili town was born in a friday afternoon.
while drinking sangria we realized that if our songs were battles, we’ll always end up being the injured soldier.
then we were like “fuck it dude, why are we always the weak one in our lyrics??? what’s wrong with us???”
So yeaaaaahhh we made it! we wrote a winner song! …right?

Chili was written exactly in the same place and way we wrote our first song, AND is gonna be released exactly with the same team that took care of it : lucky number music in Europe and mom and pop in the US. You can’t imagine how proud and excited we feel :)  

Hinds will also be playing Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire and Deer Shed Festival in Yorkshire this weekend.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES
23 July – Lucky Number’s 10th Anniversary at Village Underground (SOLD OUT), London
24 July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
25 July – Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
8 August – Visions Festival, London

Gilligan Moss – Choreograph Video

Craftily and subtly playing off the title, Gilligan Moss’ video for Choreograph is a mind-blowing marvel of tightly edited precision. Directed by Oscar Hudson, it features a typical domestic scene in the suburbs gone awry, complete with what looks like cleverly looped scenarios, but are in actual fact perfectly choreographed and executed routines using twins and doubles, with no looping done in post-production. It’s yet another clever and intriguing piece of the Gilligan Moss puzzle, one that will be unveiled with the release of the Ceremonial EP later this year.

Oscar – Beautiful Words Video

Oscar’s ace new video for Beautiful Words, as premiered with the The New York Times.

Christian Rich – Compromise

Very excited to share, Compromise, the incredible new single from Christian Rich which has premiered on i_D.

Taken from their forthcoming FW14 LP (out 21st August – pre-order here), they’ve created a swooning ride of inter-galactic pop featuring the Transatlantic talents of London’s Sinead Hartnett and Secaina Hudson and XXL 2015 Freshman and fellow non-conformist GoldLink. As i-D said It just goes to show that when five stars collide, their musical energy explodes in a supernova of wow”.

Gilligan Moss – Choreograph

Our NYC-based artist/writer/producer Gilligan Moss has just announced the release of his excellent debut Ceremonial EP on new Virgin Records imprint, AMF! Lead track ‘Choreograph’ had it’s first play on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show last night and is now premiering online with DIY, who praise the track’s “haunting blend of choir loops and playful percussion”.

Pre-order the EP here: http://po.st/CeremonialEP and listen below.

Darwin Deez – Kill Your Attitude Video

Double Down, out this Autumn, features Kill Your Attitude, the album’s first single and Radio 1’s recent “Hottest Record In The World.” Inspired by the song’s lyrical theme of “love is war,” the video for Kill Your Attitude, directed by Dent De Cuir, has been turned into an absolutely masterful visual experience, in which Darwin is unknowingly immersed in a first person shooter game arena.  Deez finds himself being hunted down by his better half for all those small things you do in a relationship that start to annoy  – hogging the duvet cover, emptying the fridge and leaving the washing up. To achieve this, the directors constructed a whole new video game world for Darwin to be dropped into, the first time this has been done in a pop video.  Enjoy!

Darwin Deez – Double Down Album

It’s been two years since indie-pop renaissance man and musical DIY-er Darwin Deez released his album Songs For Imaginative People, the follow-up to his highly successful self-titled debut, and today he announces the details of his third record.

Recorded, performed, mixed and mastered entirely by Darwin, Double Down will be released on September 18th. You can pre-order via iTunes here and the CD and Limited Coloured Heavyweight Vinyl here .

“To me, Double Down means to gamble again.  To go again”.  Darwin says. “With this album, my intention was largely to do again what I did on my debut: make simple, irresistible pop songs – with a fresh new twist.  So I went back to my same influences of Thriller, Dismemberment Plan, and Andre 3000 and I came out sounding more like myself than ever before”. 

A vibrant slice of pure pop perfection, Double Down showcases Darwin Deez’s dexterity for experimentation with different sonic textures, genres and lyrical allegories. Double Down is a divine offering from our pop star, shining brightly in a dreary indie landscape, as well as Darwin’s finest record in his rich and varied catalogue to date.

TRACKLISTING

1. Last Cigarette
2. The Mess She Made
3. Lover
4. Time Machine
5. Bag Of Tricks
6. Rated R
7. Melange Mining Co.
8. Kill Your Attitude
9. The Other Side
10. Right When It Rains
11. The Missing I Wanna Do

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FTSE – Blood On My Hands Video

‘Blood On My Hands’ is the first track taken from FTSE’s anticipated debut album, ‘Joyless’, due for release on August 28th.

The video has been directed by Luke Bather and was inspired by the films Samsara and Baraka and the world of high fashion. ‘Blood On My Hands’ comments on the exploitation behind consumerism and the video aimed to use only ethically made clothing and jewellery. Birdsong London provided jackets made ethically in Malawi, by Khama, as well as Jewellery made by women recovering from addictions and eating disorders via Sweet Cavanagh; and Faiint supplied dresses handmade in the UK.

Darwin Deez – Kill Your Attitude

It’s been two years Darwin Deez released his album Songs For Imaginative People, the follow up to his highly successful self-titled debut, and today the indie-pop renaissance man has shared a new single entitled “Kill Your Attitude”.

A quintessentially Deez-esque tune of pop perfection, “Kill Your Attitude” has just debuted on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World”. This song is a sneak peek into Darwin Deez’s forthcoming third album, the details of which have yet to be announced, but is set for release this Autumn.  Listen below and download from iTunes here.

Kill Your Attitude is a song about interpersonal squabbling” says Darwin Deez of the new track.I love to fight. To argue. I fought a lot with my mother growing up. Consequentially, it doesn’t feel like love to me if there isn’t fighting. But fighting itself is the opposite of love”.