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Dream Wife – October 2017 UK Tour

Dream Wife have today announced a headline UK tour for October which includes a date at London’s Scala, their biggest headline show yet. Preceding the tour, Dream Wife will be appearing at a number of festivals throughout the Summer including Blue Dot, Benicassim, Latitude and Truck.

Full list of shows below and tickets for all shows are available via Dice FM or See Tickets

Tour dates (NEW):

15/06/2017   Les Inrocks @ Les Bains, Paris, France
30/06/2017   Festival Rockorama, Toulon, France
08/07/2017   Blue Dot Festival, Nebula Stage, Cheshire
13/07/2017   Benicassim, Spain
14/07/2017   Chauffer Dans La Noirceur, France
16/07/2017   Latitude Festival, Suffolk
21/07/2017   Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
12/10/2017   Magnet Bar, Liverpool  16+
13/10/2017   King Tuts, Glasgow  18+
14/10/2017   Hare & Hounds, Birmingham  18+
15/10/2017   The Cookie, Leicester  14+
16/10/2017   The Bullingdon, Oxford  16+
18/10/2017   The Wardrobe, Leeds  14+
19/10/2017   Band on the Wall, Manchester  14+
20/10/2017   Esquires, Bedford  14+
21/10/2017   The Haunt, Brighton  14+
22/10/2017   The Louisiana, Bristol  16+
24/10/2017   Old Fire Station, Bournemouth  14+
25/10/2017   Scala, London  14+

Mellah – Old Friend

Mellah has shared his self directed, 8mm video to ‘Old Friend’, taken from his debut EP Liminality The sun soaked clip,  premiered by The FADER, accompanies the most intimate and personal moment on the recently released EP.

The ‘Old Friend’ video is Mellah’s third self-directed clip, following the stark and imaginative ‘Round’ and the emotive ‘Nada’; comprised of hundreds of photographs taken by Liam. ‘Old Friend’ has already been featured on the most recent series of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror.

Mellah recently performed a sold-out show in his native South London, at The Montague Arms. Further dates are to be announced soon.

Liminality is available to purchase via Rough Trade, and available to stream via Spotify and Apple Music.

raw, stripped-back blues, ragged and furious – like PJ Harvey in her earliest, darkest days.Sunday Times Culture

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… recalls the dark humour and storytelling of Leonard Cohen or Tom WaitsIndependent

Mellah – Nada

Ahead of the Liminality EP release, this Friday May 12th, Mellah, aka Liam Ramsden, has shared another track, this time in the form of “Nada“; a song that Liam says “is about death. My father died a couple of years ago now; his sudden, unexpected departure paraded in front of me the stark inevitability of death, which I had never really been faced with before, and through it illuminated the immediacy and beauty of my own life. “Nada” is my memento mori if you like.

The song is accompanied by striking and evocative visuals created by Liam, “As ‘Nada’ is about the immediacy of life in the face of death, I wanted to make a video that would invoke that. My dad was a photographer, he gave me my first film SLR when I was 17. The video is simply every photograph I have ever taken with that camera.

Serious Beck vibes” – NME 

Mellah play the Montague Arms on May 16th – buy tickets here.

Mellah – Round Video

With his debut EP Liminality out May 12th, Mellah has shared his self-directed video for ‘Round’, a  dark and fantastical interpretation of the song’s inspiration.

Mellah, aka Liam Ramsden, says: “The video is in part a literal interpretation of an encounter I had with an ex-mod soldier in a pub in Warrington, which later became my motivation for the song. He was a pretty unhinged guy who had decided that what I needed was a stint in the British army to set me straight. He spent the evening making sure I knew about his hunch. It is also in part influenced by a book called ‘owning your own shadow’ by Robert Johnson (not the one who sold his soul to the devil). The White lady embodies the darker side of the soldier’s self, the part of himself that he cannot face and so torments him.

‘Round’ has already received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, DIY and The Sunday Times, who described the track as “raw, ragged and furious – like PJ Harvey in her earliest, darkest days”.

Mellah will celebrate the release of the EP with a show at Peckham’s Montague Arms on May 16th.

Mellah – Round

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Delighted to introduce you to Mellah, the alias of Peckham musician and producer Liam Ramsden. We are thrilled to be releasing his debut EP Liminality on May 12th. Produced in Mellah’s studio by Liam and Oli Barton-Wood, Liminality is the raw and organic first release from one of South London’s most engaging new voices.

An impassioned storyteller, Liam was inspired to write the rhythmic and atmospheric EP opener ‘Round’ following a meeting with a former soldier in the British Army. ‘Round’ hints at the complexities of the human psyche while encapsulating the dark heart of Mellah’s song craft.

Of the track, Liam says: “The song is an attack on the entrenchment of war in the everyday, considering how a person can be broken down and rebuilt to fervently believe murder is not murder if it’s institutionalised”

Listen to ‘Round’ now and pre-order the EP now, via Rough Trade.

Dream Wife – Somebody Video

Dream Wife have only just returned from their triumphant stateside debut on tour with The Kills and at SXSW, which earned them praise from NPRDIYNylonEntertainment Weekly and more. Today the band share, via a premiere with NPR, the music video for their anthemic single “Somebody” which was shot and directed by bassist Bella Podpadec’s father, John.

Dream Wife on the music video for “Somebody”-

“With the video for Somebody we wanted to make something direct and simple. The song is a ballad about the experience of living with a female body, in respect of this subject matter we focused on capturing a truthful performance that was both elegant and stripped back. 

We drew inspiration from the male dominated iconography of 70s glam rock; a time where men were able to explore their femininity, with the video for Somebody we are playing off this subversion with our own exploration of contemporary femininity.”

 “Dream Wife is a perfect example of what makes SXSW special, the discovery and excitement of seeing something real that has feeling and meat to it, and makes you grateful you were there to witness it.” – NPR Music

 “New single ‘Somebody’ is a well-oiled machine worthy of the Strokes but performed with the righteous indignation of Bikini Kill…snappy, punk-informed rock ‘n’ roll.” - Stereogum

 “Dream Wife offer a soundtrack ripe for a punk Sofia Coppola movie soundtrack” – NYLON

Our Mother – Heaven Video

Our Mother have shared the video for their latest track, ‘Heaven’, ahead of their London show at The Pickle Factory on March 30th.

Described as a “homage to karaoke”, the video sees singer John Hartley alone on stage while the rest of the band look on. Subtly funny, sombre and slightly bizarre the video offers a window into the world Our Mother have created for themselves, not just through their distinct and original music but through the intriguing personality they inject into everything they do.

Dream Wife – Somebody

Dream Wife have quickly became one of the foremost up-and-coming bands in the UK, and ahead of their U.S. debut at SXSW and tour with The Kills they share an anthemic new single.  On “Somebody,” a driving bass-line meets elegant yet gritty guitars to reinforce the lyrical message of the song – “I am not my body, I am somebody.” The single premiered last night on Radio 1- listen to it now HERE.

Dream Wife on “Somebody”-

“Somebody’ is a ballad for women. The song explores the experience of living in a female body within our society. It’s a conversation on the reclamation of bodies by the women who occupy them in a tender, yet direct and empowering way.”

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Sunflower Bean – New Signing

Very excited to share the news with you that we now represent the w-wide publishing interests of Sunflower Bean, from Brooklyn NY.  Sunflower Bean are singer/guitarist Nick Kivlen, singer/bassist Julia Cumming, and drummer Jacob Faber. They released their full-length debut album, Human Ceremony via Fat Possum Records last year to great acclaim.

It’s a joyous pop nugget, with 11 tracks at the intersection of dreamy modern psychedelia and urgent fuzzed-out bliss.  An album of the year at NME, Rough Trade, iTunes, Esquire, The Guardian and more.  We’re delighted to now be working with them.

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“The music is both restrained and aggressive…but like a lot of great rock’n'roll, it’s also catchy, compelling, and concise.” Pitchfork

“Nimble, restless guitars propel the songs of Sunflower Bean, a Brooklyn band barely out of its teens that neatly connects 1960s psychedelia with decades of its indie-rock descendants, a family tree that holds Pink Floyd along with the Smiths, the Sundays, R.E.M. and Haim.”  New York Times

“…Human Ceremony is one of the most fully realized, sonically eclectic debut albums (everything from psych pop to stoner metal gets touched upon) in a minute.” Billboard

Our Mother – Heaven

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Tottenham-based four-piece Our Mother have shared new track, ‘Heaven‘, ahead of their London show at The Pickle Factory this month.

Heaven‘ occupies a realm that doesn’t quite feel like real life; jitttery percussion clashes with punchy video game samples whilst dominating horns and synths rumble and jolt through catchy choruses and overlapping hooks, soundtracking a world that is entirely of their own making.

Our Mother continue to reinvent and push themselves, the only thing that remains constant is widespread praise of the fact that this is a group with their own distinct style. ‘Heaven’ comes as no exception.