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Hinds + The Parrots – Split#1

We are delighted to announce a Record Store Day exclusive split covers 7” from close friends, and fellow Madrid based bands, Hinds and The Parrots.

Hinds have tackled Thee Headcoats cult classic, and their favored live set closer, “Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey)” which has been recorded and produced with Árni Árnason of the Vaccines. It was premiered tonight on Gorilla vs Bear. Whilst The Parrots take on “All My Loving”, a garage-gospel gem by The Almighty Defenders (King Khan and The Black Lips’ side project) and make it their own.

In their own words the two bands describe the connection between them as: “We are seven kids. We are friends. We are from Madrid. We always carry a knife in our pockets and we are a gang.”

More info on the release here .  Limited to 750 copies, pressed on Green Transparent Coloured Vinyl and only available in participating independent record stores on Saturday April 18th (Record Store Day) 2015.

Alex G – Trick / Rules

IMG_1628-2We are thrilled to announce the release of both TRICK and RULES the latest albums to be released by the Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known as Alex G. Trick and Rules follow on the acclaimed heels of the November 2014 international release of Alex’s fifth album, DSU. Recorded prior to DSU and previously only available via Alex’s Bandcamp account, the albums have now been professionally mastered and are being made commercially available for the very first time.

Both albums are out on 6 April worldwide, on all formats (including beautiful heavyweight vinyl), and a new bonus track ,‘Sarah’, which was premiered on FADER, is streaming right now.

In their recent extensive profile, The FADER, wrote that Alex G is “the type of artist to make a person go all Garden State”, as anyone who attended Alex’s sold out London show last November would have witnessed.  An enrapt audience hushedly singing along word-by-word to album track ‘Change’ was one of many magical moments. Alex himself acknowledges that this song, like much of his repertoire, “resonates with a lot of people, probably because the lyrics deal with growing away from people you love […] something that everyone experiences.”

Trick features many of the fan favourites that Alex has been playing at shows recently, including the infectious off-kilter anthem ‘Forever’, the dreamy and surreal ‘Animals’ and the aforementioned, charmingly lo-fi ‘Change’. Trick is soaked in the distinctive personality that is Alex G; the professionally mastered versions of these tracks affirming that underneath all the unconventional guitar lines and scrawls of fuzz, Alex has a serious knack for melodic songwriting.

In addition,we are releasing Rules, Alex’s third album. Written and recorded just a few months before Trick, they both harbour a similar charm that makes it feel right for them to be released together.

Both Trick and Rules continue to showcase a prodigious song-writing talent, reaffirming that Alex G is one of the most promising and prolific American musicians today. Click on the releases tab to get more information and pre-order links.

Oscar – Daffodil Days

We are delighted to announce the signing of 23 year old Londoner, Oscar Scheller (pka Oscar), to our growing Publishing arm (Eyedress, FTSE, Jake Bullit).

Completing an indie dream-team line up, Oscar has also today announced his Records signing to fellow London-based independent Wichita Recordings and FADER have premiered his debut single ‘Daffodil Days’, to be released on St David’s Day 1st March.  Listen and share below.

Hinds (fka Deers) – A Summer With Us Video

Deers – now Hinds

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Deers, from Madrid, have today announced that they have changed their name to Hinds, for legal reasons. Read a quote below from the band explaining the move.

“This is sadly the most official post we’ve ever made: We have to change our name.

 We mean…they force us to. We received an email from a Canadian lawyer saying that our name created confusion with his band’s name. And that name is not even Deers (LOL). We tried our best, really, but we have no choice. So…

Okay!!! Let’s take this with a smile :-) !!!!

Deers are now…Hinds!

And we are still the same people, we are even the same animal! Unbelievable!! We don’t usually ask you guys for anything, but PLEASE you’d really make this easier for us if you shared this amazing info. Let’s have a super 2015!!

Hinds

Sorry & Thank You

See you on tour!!” 

Forthcoming Hinds tour dates:

08/01/15 Barcelona, Spain Heliogàbal
10/01/15 Hyeres, France Midi Festival
11/01/15 Lyon, France Sonic
12/01/15 Paris, France Le Pop Up
14-15/01/15 Groningen, Holland Eurosonic Festival
16/01/15 Amsterdam, Holland De Nieuwe Anita
17/01/15 Hamburg, Germany Molotow Bar
18/01/15 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega Jr
19/01/15 Berlin, Germany Comet
21/01/15 London, UK Boston Arms
22/01/15 London, UK Elektrowerkz
23/01/15 Brighton, UK  The Joker

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

Deers - pic by HACHE

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