Sleigh Bells, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, have announced their first new album in three years. Entitled Jessica Rabbit, the album, which was produced by the band and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator), will be released on November 11th, 2016 as the inaugural release on the band’s own label, Torn Clean, in partnership with ourselves. It is the sonic equivalent of firing synapses, with melodies zigzagging in different directions in a beautiful and ever-modulating controlled chaos. It is playful but darkly so; flirtatious but caustic; ebullient but downright sinister.
A video for the album-opening track “It’s Just Us Now,” directed by Derek Miller, can be seen below. More details on the album here. Pre-order Jessica Rabbit now: iTunes / Limited Edition LP / CD
Hinds today unveil the video for “Warts”, the fourth single to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album “Leave Me Alone”. The video is set in Barcelona, using the magnificent Walden7 building and the city’s port as the backdrop, and was directed by Pedro Martin-Calero and produced by CANADA and Colonel Blimp. The brilliantly surreal and vibrant visual tells the story of a boy who is love with a girl that the band can see is no good for him, a femme fatale.
Discussing the video concept and song’s lyrics Hinds ask “have you ever seen a couple that shouldn’t be a couple? Have you ever seen your friend’s girlfriend’s warts before he does? In love like in war it aint no rules. And she knows. She knows it well… She is gonna beat him bad, but he only hears parabarabaraba….
Today they also announce their biggest UK shows to date for November and December, including London’s 2300 capacity Forum and their first show in Ireland. Tickets for the shows are on general sale from 9am on Friday July 15th but are available on pre-sale from today here.
14-17/7, Spain – Benicassim
22-23/7, Finland, Turku – H20 Festival
24/7, England, Sheffield – Tramlines
28/7, France, Port Grimaud – Plages de Rock
30/7, France, Cabourg – Mon Amour
31/7, France, Lille – Nuits Secrets
04/8, Spain, Santander – SM Festival
13/8, Austria, Wiesen – Summerville
19/8, Norway, Trondheim – PStereo
21/8, Germany, Hamburg – Dockville
24/8, Germany, Cologne – c/o Pop
26/8, England, Reading – Reading Festival
27/8, England, Leeds – Leeds Festival
01/9, Poland – Soundrive Festival
03/9, USA – Bumbershoot Festival
10/9, England, Isle of Wight – Bestival
16/10, USA, San Francisco – Treasure Island
17/10, USA, Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
19/10, USA, Tuscon – Club Congress
20/10, USA, Phoenix – Valley Bar
21/10, USA, Los Angeles, -The Regent
22/10, USA, Santa Ana – Beach Goth
24/10, USA, Chicago – Thalia Hall
25/10, USA, Detroit – Pike Room
26/10, Canada, Toronto – Adelaide Hall
28/10, USA, New York – Warsaw
30/10, USA, Boston – Middle East
04/11, USA, Austin – Sound on Sound
19/11, Spain, Granada – Granapop
20/11, Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
21/11, Denmark, Aarhus – Voxhall
22/11, Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser Medis
23/11, Norway, Oslo – Parkteatret
26/11, England, Manchester – Academy 2
27/11, Scotland, Glasgow – Saint Lukes
29/11, Ireland, Dublin – Dublin Academy
1/12, England, Bristol – Trinity
2/12, England, London – Forum
Hinds with their new video for “Easy”, directed by John Strong, showcase a darker, more emotional side to their music. The video centres on the self-annihilation that follows a breakup, with each member of the band spiralling downwards into abuse and addiction, in increasingly graphic ways. The final shots show a sliver of redemption though, with the band slowly but surely reclaiming their strength and independence, and the blooming of a rose showing the promise of a new beginning on the horizon.
We are more than thrilled to announce the signing of Dream Wife, the most exciting new band in the UK.
London-based musicians Alice Go, Bella Podpadec and Icelandic singer Rakel Mjöll formed at art school in Brighton where they began to make music embracing their love for edgy pop. Oozing girl power the music juxtaposes simple pop hooks, cutting riffs and screamy dreamy vocals.
Today, Dream Wife share the new video for ‘Kids’, a track taken from their Cannibal Hymns released self-titled debut EP. The EP is available now on iTunes (here) and will be released on limited edition 12” vinyl on 29th July 2016. Filmed at Central St Martins in London and directed by Aidan Zamari, the video shows the members of Dream Wife occupying an abstract fantasy of sporting triumph.
On the eve of the release of his highly anticipated debut LP Cut and Paste, Oscar shares the video for new single “Good Things”.
Shot by acclaimed director Bryan Schlam it is a brilliantly off-beat, surreal accompaniment to the track, in Oscar’s own words: “The song’s message is a positive one and so it seemed a good idea to contrast that nicely in the video with a Warhol-esque sequence of things going wrong! The little things in life that seem like failures have to be laughed at in order to move on and to see all the good things!”
“Cut and Paste” is released this Friday 13th May and can be pre-ordered now. There are exclusive bundles available at Oscar’s official online album retailers here and it can also be pre-ordered via iTunes.
Our Mother have today shared a remix of ‘La Ritournelle’ by Sébastian Tellier. Infusing their own heady and baroque video-game aesthetic into an indisputable classic in this new mix, Our Mother’s version of ‘La Ritournelle’ features exceptional bass and stabbing, staccato synths punctuating the now broken voice of Tellier. Hinting at the band’s fascination with the Berlin techno scene, they bring an air of the forlorn to an already beautifully melancholy track.
Ramona Gonzalez, better known as Nite Jewel, Zoe Kravitz (Lolawolf), and Samantha Urbani (Friends) have teamed up to cover “Don’t Turn Me Away,” by Rexy, giving the track a ‘80s-derived, R&B spin, that’s dripping with West Coast cool. Premiered byPitchfork the collaboration comes fresh off the heels of our reissue of Rexy’s only album, Running Out Of Time in-conjunction with new label URU, spearheaded by Samantha Urbani. Order Links: iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Rough Trade, Piccadilly, Other Music
Our Mother release their debut EP A.O.B. tomorrow 29th April 2016. Today the band share a fantastic remix of ‘Surprise Machine’ by Tomoya Forster of Pumarosa, alongside the news that they’re also streaming their debut EP via DIY.
The remix by Forster – which also features contributions from Eliot Gelberg Wilson (Double Bass), Robb Dixxon (Guitar) and Julian Vicary (MS10) – expands the idiosyncratic, left-field pop world of Our Mother by adding fresh instrumentation (including a highly propulsive bass line) and thick layers of distortion that skyrockets the original chorus to new heights.
To celebrate the EP’s release, the band will play a show at London’s The Waiting Room on 3 May. Tickets are available here. A.O.B. EP can be pre-ordered digitally from iTunes or on limited, heavyweight vinyl via Rough Trade. Watch the previously shared video for ‘Surprise Machine’ (as premiered on NOWNESS) here.
There’s no overstating the effect that Tellier’s instant classic, “La Ritournelle”, has had on people over the last decade. Featuring Afrobeat’s inventor Tony Allen on drums it was aptly described by NME as “basically Unfinished Sympathy Pt. 2” and it is now being re-released with brand new mixes from Lucky Number affiliated acts to close out our 10 year anniversary as a label.
Remixing a true classic is a daunting task but it is a testament to the song’s timelessness that these mixes draw new life from the track. Chicago-born/New York-based production duo Gilligan Moss, take the track on a spun-out journey that involves and overwhelms the listener with suspense and then delivers nothing short of drop everything ecstasy once those recognizable vocals appear. In addition, our latest signing, London-based Our Mother, infuse their unique baroque video-game aesthetic into the track, whilst Leicester’s champion beat sculptor FTSE demonstrates a surprising subtlety in gothic groove. Thesethree new remixes sit alongside the classic pop précis from Mr. Dan and the glorious original upon the EP. The EP is to be re-released on May 27th but you can pre-order now.