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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

Alex G – Hollow Video

Alex G has today premiered his video for ‘Hollow’, the first full single to be lifted from the forthcoming new album DSU, with Noisey.

Directed by John Vizzone, a fellow Philadelphian, the video’s crafted visuals match the song’s moody and pensive atmospherics, finding the eponymous singer shrouded in darkness, except for the glow of a flickering TV screen. Putting a face to the name in Giannascoli’s case belies his youth and, in effect, the wise-beyond-his-years nature and lyricism that makes his songwriting so captivating.

“The new name to drop in alt-rock circles” The Guardian

DSU is due, on all formats, on 10 November. Pre-order here:
Physical
Digital

Eyedress – When I’m Gone (ft GEoRGiA)

Eyedress has today premiered a brand new track ‘When I’m Gone (feat. GEoRGiA)’. The first track from his debut album working title ‘Astral Traveling Man’ (due Spring 2015) follows the critically acclaimed mixtape ‘Hearing Colours’ and his debut EP ‘Supernatural’.

Eyedress is also set to return to European shores imminently for a string of headline shows and a support slot with Mercury Music Prize nominated Jungle. Those who caught his live shows earlier this year were captivated – with NME describing one as “far from the cliché of a bedroom producer as it’s possible to imagine – it’s punk as fuck, weird and utterly compelling”. Full dates are:
October
23rd  Leeds Metropolitan University (w/ Jungle)
24th  Manchester Ritz (w/ Jungle)
25th  Glasgow Arches (w/ Jungle)
27th  Birmingham Institute (w/ Jungle)
28th Cambridge Junction (w/ Jungle)
29th London Shacklewell Arms (Headline Show)
30th London Shepherds Bush Empire (w/ Jungle)
31st Utrecht Tivoli: Catch Festival
November
1st Bruges Seekae (w/ Jungle)
3rd Dijon Atheneum: Novosonic Festival
4th Bristol Anson Rooms (w/ Jungle)
6th Berlin Katine (Headline Show)
7th Vienna Rhiz (Headline Show)
8th Zagreb Lauba: Electronic Beats Festival
30th Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District: Cockenflap Festival

Jake Bullit – Pain Killer Video

Jake Bullit have premiered their idiosyncratic debut video for ‘Pain Killer’, taken from their debut EP of the same name, which will be released on October 6th.

Inspired by Bob Godfrey’s self-consciously wonky aesthetic, the video to ‘Pain Killer’ was made by lead singer and co-producer Jake, who taught himself the art of animation to make it. Original sketches – and photos taken from the top of a bus – were painstakingly pieced together, telling the simple story of a plug in pursuit of a socket. Describing the process, Jake says “whilst we didn’t necessarily have a set stylistic idea when we started, we wanted something that might end up having a fun, DIY charm to it. We did it in 4:3 so it would look better on our Nan’s telly”.

Alex G – Hollow, Rough Trade, Manchester

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We’re thrilled to present ‘Hollow’, the first full single to be lifted from the forthcoming new album DSU from Alex G.

Though only 21 years of age, and still a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, DSU is Alex G’s fifth album. All recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all self-released and available only via Bandcamp.

With vibrant, yet distorted, atmospherics and echoing vocals that emphasize the despair in the lyrics; ‘Hollow’ highlights just how powerful young Giannascoli’s songwriting already is, and just why he’s been picked up by Domino Music’s publishing division. It doesn’t take long before you find yourself singing along to the track’s anthemic chorus; “don’t take a trip, don’t let me down, I know, I’m hollow”.

Alongside the previously announced debut London headline show at the Sebright Arms on Wednesday 19 November, we are also pleased to announce that Alex G will be playing a free in-store at Rough Trade East on Monday 17 November as well as opening for Ought at Manchester Sound Control on Tuesday 18 November.

DSU is due, on all formats, on 10 November. Pre-order here:

Physical – http://smarturl.it/dsu-p
Digital – http://smarturl.it/dsu-d

Deers – Barn

Very happy to announce that we will be releasing Deers second single ‘Barn’ on November 3rd, featuring the tracks ‘Castigadas En El Granero’, which loosely translates as ‘grounded in the barn’, and ‘Between Cans’.  ’Castigadas En El Granero’ premiered today on Gorilla vs Bear who said it “further highlights their seemingly effortless knack for crafting charming, infectiously ramshackle (but always deceptively tight) garage pop jams”.

Limited to just 500 copies worldwide the vinyl can be pre-ordered hereour friends at Mom+Pop will be releasing in the US.

Deers are from Madrid, were last week described “as Europe’s most exciting new band” by the NME, and are Ana Garcia Perrote, Carlotta Cosials,  Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen.  

Jake Bullit – Pain Killer

Jake Bullit will release their debut EP, ‘Pain Killer’,  on October 6th.

Jake Bullit are brothers and producers Jacob and Oscar Brady, cousin Christie and best friend Tom, from Birmingham.

Arriving, fully formed, as if from the hedonistic sounds of Paris or New York, Jake Bullit feel inspired by the disco and boogie grooves of Chromeo, the idiosyncratic pop of Hot Chip, and the everyday urban mundanities 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 impasssioned live following.

With their remixes for the likes of MSTRKRT, Friends and Sebastien Tellier having already picked up support across Radio 1 and Hype Machine, an early Jake Bullit track (‘Moonshine’) was also previewed on international gurus Kitsuné’s ‘Maison 15’ compilation last year. The band will announce further EP, remix and live plans shortly.

Alex G – DSU

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At Lucky Number, we’re incredibly excited to present DSUthe astonishing album from Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known under his shorthand alias of Alex G.

Though only 21 years of age, and a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, DSU is Giannascoli’s fifth album – all recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all self-released and available only via Bandcamp. The volume of his work online, combined with its vitality, has helped to thoroughly cultivate a fervent cult fan base, resulting in two sell out US-only pressings of DSU via the esteemed Brooklyn bedroom label Orchid Tapes.

Reckoned by the Quietus to have “the potential to be one of the defining American indie records”DSU is a collection that firmly establishes Giannascoli as wise beyond his years, with his lyrics bearing a world-weary authority. He’s an outsider in a scene of outsiders, determined to succeed on his own artistic terms. As the furore for him grows internationally it’s ever-increasingly evident that, as the 405 write, “the most magical thing about Alex G is that everyone who comes into contact with him seems to fall in love.”

DSU is due, on all formats, on 10 November. Pre-order here:
Limited Heavyweight Vinyl with Free CD and bonus tracks
iTunes (w/bonus tracks)

Alex G plays his debut London show at the Sebright Arms on November 19th. Buy Tickets.

Further Praise for DSU

“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
“The Internet’s Secret Best Songwriter” FADER