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Dream Wife – Lolita Video

Dream Wife today share the video for ‘Lolita’, directed by Sam Boullier and Eleanor Hardwick.   Premiered on The FADER, the video sees the band explore a favourite genre, horror.  As the band explain:

“The idea for the video came from a distaste toward the classic virginal female victim narrative, the damsel in distress scenario. The intention was to make something both playful and angry, toying with many conventional horror movie moments in an unconventional, empowering, silly and scary way.  Using a found footage aesthetic Sam and Eleanor wove together a series of tableaus in which we inhabit roles of the good and the bad, the villain and the victim, satirizing the archetype of the female horror victim.”

Brandon Can’t Dance – A New Signing

We are delighted to announce the signing of Brandon Can’t Dance. A self-recorded and produced project from Philadelphia native Brandon Ayres, Brandon Can’t Dance has self-released several albums worth of material online before being picked up by ourselves. Today we unveil ‘17’, the lead track from the ‘LXVE’ EP, a six track collection of newly remastered Brandon Can’t Dance songs, now available to download for free from our store but also available on all digital retailers from tomorrow.

‘LXVE’ EP collates an engaging snapshot of his DIY creations to-date. Entirely self-recorded and produced, Brandon’s music is unique and diverse, whilst hinting at a songwriting lineage absorbed through the sombre tones of Elliott Smith, the odd-ball electronics of John Maus, 90s Sub Pop inflected grunge and The Idiot-era Iggy Pop.

A reticent cult figure in Philly’s local DIY scene, Brandon Can’t Dance has shared stages playing alongside the likes of Eskimeaux, LVL UP and Alex G. It was Alex G who recommended Brandon’s music to us and the pair head out on tour together in the US this November.

2016 Tour Dates w/ Alex G

Nov 01 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Nov 02 – Birmingham @ The Syndicate Lounge
Nov 03 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Nov 06 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Nov 09 – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
Nov 10 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Nov 11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 12 – Lansing, MI @ The Blind Pig

Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit

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:  iTunesLimited Edition LP / CD

Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker (VEVO Dscvr)

Watch Dream Wife playing Hey Heartbreaker live for VEVO, filmed at Village Underground, London.

Hinds – Warts Video and Tour Announce

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 – Easy Video

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.

Dream Wife – A New Signing & Kids

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.

Oscar – Good Things

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.

Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Our Mother Mix)

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.

Rexy – Don’t Turn Me Away

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 by Pitchfork 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: iTunesSpotifyBandcampRough TradePiccadillyOther Music