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Alex G – Harvey Video

We’re thrilled to present the video for ‘Harvey’, the latest off-kilter single to be lifted from Alex G’s DSU, directed by Colin Acchione .  Though only 21 years of age, and until recently a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, DSU is Alex Giannascoli’s fifth album under his shortened moniker. All recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all digitally self-released DSU has been highly received having been nominated as one of the albums of the year by CrackThe Line of Best Fit and Time Out.

‘Harvey’ is an enticing bite of Giannascoli’s world, one that’s sure to get you hooked from the direct opening salvo of “success for my buddies, success for my friends”. Short and sweet with a structure that poses one verse into it’s own compelling chorus, ‘Harvey’ is all jangling guitars and reinvigorating confidence. The video delves deeper into Alex G’s abstract universe, featuring footage of a burning doll’s house and mysterious, swirling images of Giannascoli himself.

Alex has just completed his first ever UK visit, which included a sold out show at London’s Sebright Arms. His final set list was a mammoth 21 songs, with request after request being shouted out from his audience of enraptured fans. His next run of UK and first European dates for this coming February and March are set to take place in Berlin, Paris, London and more.

Mon 23 Feb Berlin, Berghain Kantine, Tickets
Tues 24 Feb Hamburg, Molotow, Tickets
Weds 25 Feb Amsterdam, Paradiso, Tickets
Thurs 26 Feb Antwerp, Trix Bar, Tickets
Fri 27 Feb Paris, EspaceB, Tickets
Sun 1 Mar Brighton, Green Door Store, Tickets
Mon 2 Mar Bristol, The Cube, Tickets
Tues 3 Mar London, Chat’s Palace, Tickets
Thurs 5 Mar Manchester, Soup Kitchen, Tickets
Fri 6 Mar Glasgow, Broadcast, Tickets
Sat 7 Mar Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, Tickets

Deers – London in Stereo Cover

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Get Hot – Fight Video

Get Hot have today premiered their video for ‘FIGHT’, with  Noisey.

Directed by Billy Boyd Cape and featuring Billy Taylor, who represented Great Britain at Men’s Featherweight at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, the aim of the video was to keep things raw, real and honest. A real boxer to really throw himself at the camera and for it to be filmed in one continuous take. Like the song itself, the video is instantly in-yer-face and totally innovative.

Get Hot will be performing at The Islington, London on Monday 24h November in conjunction with DIY Magazine (Free Entry).

Alex G – DSU Release

DSU, the incredible new album from Alex G is released today. You can order the Limited Heavyweight Vinyl with Free CD (+bonus tracks) from here:
Record Store
Piccadilly Records
Rough Trade 
Digital:
iTunes (w/bonus tracks)
Spotify

praise for DSU:
The new name to drop in alt-rock circles” The Guardian
“DSU is an album for kids that scour the internet as they would a crate full of physical records” DiS 8/10
“DSU is carved up into palatable little nuggets of joy” TLOBF 9/10
“The Internet’s Secret Best Songwriter” FADER
“It has the potential to be one of the defining American indie records” The Quietus
“a masterful handling of mischievous lyrics and beautiful melodies” Uncut ****
“DSU’s charm is its’ blissfully care fee vibe” Mojo ****
“Everyone who comes into contact with him seems to fall in love” The 405
“Music so immensely personal, it’s hard to believe you’re even capable of comprehending the majority of what you’re hearing.” CMJ
“DSU is a homespun gem from virtually out of nowhere” Consequence of Sound
“Idiosyncratic sketches each capable of wending its way to a distinct place into the hearts of anyone” Pitchfork 7.9
“DSU may well be the year’s most genuinely exciting and, ultimately, rewarding album” London in Stereo
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Deers – Between Cans

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Ahead of their next mini-tour across Europe, which kicks off with a special London appearance at the DIY All-Dayer at the Laundry this Saturday, Deers proudly present the AA-side from their second single ‘BARN’, ’Between Cans’. A softly lilting and lovelorn melody alongside the band’s cacophony of harmonies means that the track perfectly compliments and contrasts with the raucous ‘Castigadas En El Granero’.

‘BARN’ will be available digitally and physically on November 3rd, via Lucky Number and our friends Mom+Pop in the US.  Limited to just 750 copies worldwide the vinyl can be pre-ordered here. http://smarturl.it/barnvinyl

All of the bands upcoming tour dates are below, including a support slot with one of their idols The Black Lips, a debut Scandinavian show in Copenhagen and confirmation of their appearance at next year’s SXSW Festival in Texas.

01/11 – London, UK @ The Laundry (DIY All-Dayer)
04/11 – London, UK @ The Garage (w/The Black Lips)
21/11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Bremen Theatre
22/11 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Festival
23/11 – Leeds, UK @ Gold Sounds Festival
24/11 – London, UK @ The Lexington
25/11 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
26/11 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
28/11 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Vodafone Mexefest Festival
29/11 – Granada, Spain @ Planta Baja
17-21/03/15 – Austin, Texas, USA @ SXSW

Eyedress – When I’m Gone Video (ft GEoRGiA)

Tigers, Guns, Manilla, Gold Chariots and Eyedress.  As premiered with Noisey

Eyedress is playing live at London’s Shacklewell Arms tomorrow night (Oct 28th), or you can see him supporting Mercury Prize nominees Jungle on the final few dates of their tour this week and next.

Alex G – 2015 Tour Announce

Ahead of his first ever visit outside of the US this November, which includes an already sold-out headline show at London’s Sebright Arms, the anticipation for Philadelphia native Alex G’s gritty and lo-fi-tinged music has been building. So much so that he’s booked his next run of UK and first European dates for this coming February and March – set to take in Berlin, Paris, London and more.

UK Tour Dates 2014
Mon 17 Nov London, Rough Trade East
Tues 18 Nov Manchester, Sound Control (w/Ought)
Wed 19 Nov London, Sebright Arms SOLD OUT

2015 – NEW!

Mon 23 Feb Berlin, Berghain Kantine, Tickets
Tues 24 Feb Hamburg, Molotow, Tickets
Weds 25 Feb Amsterdam, Paradiso, Tickets
Thurs 26 Feb Antwerp, Trix Bar, Tickets
Fri 27 Feb Paris, EspaceB, Tickets
Sun 1 Mar Brighton, Green Door Store, Tickets
Mon 2 Mar Bristol, The Cube, Tickets
Tues 3 Mar London, Chat’s Palace, Tickets
Thurs 5 Mar Manchester, Soup Kitchen, Tickets
Fri 6 Mar Glasgow, Broadcast, Tickets
Sat 7 Mar Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, Tickets

DSU is due, on all formats, on 10 November. Pre-order here:
Physical – http://smarturl.it/dsu-p
Digital – http://smarturl.it/dsu-d

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Get Hot – Fight

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After meeting each other this March to concoct beats, FTSE and Jakwob instead birthed something much more ballistic than they could have expected. 6 weeks later, they were announcing details of their face melting debut AA single ‘PARTY/DRUGS’, and performing at two packed out ‘word of mouth’ gigs at The Great Escape.

Now we are thrilled to share their second single ‘FIGHT’.  Instantly in-yer-face and totally innovative, ‘Fight’ perfectly expresses the bipolarity of the schoolyard scuffle. Lyrical non-sequiturs are sequenced into constantly catchy choruses atop a rhythmic collage of cross-genre sounds equally relevant to electro, hip-hop or hardcore. This could only be Get Hot and perfectly illustrates just why they have now been signed for North America by Last Gang Entertainment (Death From Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring).

‘Fight’ is available to download/stream from today.  Get Hot will be performing at Queen of Hoxton, London on Wednesday 12th November.

Deers – Castidagas En El Granero Video

In their latest video, Deers indulge in a little bit of role-play, as they elaborate further; “Tim, Mark, Brendon and Cole playing ‘Castigadas En El Granero’ from Deers. The song belongs to a single called BARN, the video was directed by Alex Delucas and the left hand of Carleone Films and it was shot by Alex and Jorge Leon.”

Donning workers’ overalls and undoubtedly thrift-shop-found stitched name-tags, there’s an Americana feel to the proceedings, as the band run through a typically energetic performance that belies their lo-fi charm.

Catch Deers Live in the UK soon, here:
01/11/14 London, The Laundry (DIY All Dayer)
23/11/14 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
24/11/14 London, Lexington
25/11/14 Manchester, Castle Hotel
26/11/14 Glasgow, Broadcast

Jake Bullit – Pushing Buttons

Jake Bullit today stream the latest song from their acclaimed ‘Pain Killer’ EP, entitled ‘Pushing Buttons’, which is out now. The EP’s title track has also been made Record of the Week on Huw Stephens‘ Radio 1 show.

A euphoric and escapist take on 9-5 drudgery, ‘Pushing Buttons’ feels inspired by the disco and boogie grooves of Chromeo, the idiosyncratic British pop of Hot Chip, and the everyday urban lyricism of Blur circa ‘Girls & Boys’. It’s a deft and dancefloor-friendly mix, marrying the boys’ upbringing in Birmingham’s DJ’ing scene with the songwriting efficiency of a band who’ve already won an impassioned live following.  Enjoy!

“About the grimmer side of life, not withstanding disco-ball shimmer” Guardian
“Jake Bullit seem to present a world of possibility…each track brims with pop potential” Clash 
“Chromeo-esque synth sounds and disco beats” The 405
“If this track doesn’t make you move, there’s no hope.” Indie Shuffle