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Hinds – Garden Video and European Tour

Hinds today unveil the official video for their current single, and album opener, “Garden”. Directed by Pedro Martin-Calero, and filmed in Madrid, the video was inspired by French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard and his 1965 feature film Pierrot Le Fou.  The story of a young couple “trying to get away to nowhere”, it features all members of the band playing the same character, with a strong use of colour and experimental imagery the video is surreal and surprising – as premiered via i-D.  In the band’s own words:

“Garden is the first track of our album. It is our favourite song and we say it proudly. This is the first time we got to choose the director of a music video ourselves, so it was an honour when Pedro Martin-Calero said yes. He is a genius and we did everything he wanted – except for the chicken, that was a thing we begged for haha”

Garden” is another gorgeously compact slice of ramshackle indie pop, which premiered last month on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens and is currently play-listed at 6Music. The debut album, Leave Me Alone, out 8th Jan 2016, also includes recent #1 Hype Machine single “Chili Town.” and you can pre-order the album now via iTunes, direct from the band or via Rough Trade.

The band will also be touring heavily in support of Leave Me Alone, and you can find the newly announced European tour dates below.

31/10 – France, Paris – Pitchfork Paris
04/11 – Iceland, Reykjavík – Iceland Airwaves
18/11 – Spain, Madrid – Sala El Sol (*)

13/01 – France, Lille – Le Grand Mix (*)
15/01 – Germany, Berlin – Lido (*)
16/01 – Germany, Hamburg – Molotow (*)
17/01 – Germany, Frankfurt – Zoom (*)
19/01 – Switzerland, Zurich – Bogen F (*)
21/01 – Italy, Turin – Astoria (*)
22/01 – Italy, Bologne – Covo Club (*)
23/01 – Italy, Milan – Anti Social (*)
25/01 – Austria, Vienna – B72 (*)
26/01 – Germany, Munich – Café Milla (*)
27/01 – Switzerland, Lausanne – Le Romandie (*)
15/02 – England, Cambridge – Portland Arms
16/02 – England, Norwich – Arts Centre
17/02 – England, Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
18/02 – England, London – KOKO
20/02 – England, Manchester – Gorilla
21/02 – Scotland, Glasgow – Stereo
22/02 – England, Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
23/02 – England, Birmingham – Hare and Hounds
24/02 – England, Bristol – The Fleece
26/02 – England, Brighton – Patterns
27/02 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Bitterzoet (*)
28/02 – Belgium, Brussels – AB Club (*)

Hinds – Garden Vevo Dscvr

Hinds ’Garden’, filmed live in session for Vevo.

Hinds – Davey Crockett Video and UK Tour

Hinds offer fans another glimpse into their gloriously raucous, sweetly playful world, in the form of a double music video/ short film for their cover of “Davey Crockett” and The Parrots’ cover of “All My Loving”, which was released earlier this year for Record Store Day as a split 7 inch single.

Directed by Marc Oller, and produced by CANADA, the video is a potent shot of youthful effervescence, with an enthusiasm that is as intoxicating as it is deeply infectious.

Hinds and The Parrots spoke to Pitchfork about the making of the video: “we are 7 dudes born and raised in madrid and we’ve been friends since ever; we’ve lived from our puberty years to currently issues like not having money to pay the rent or recoding our firsts albums. we did a split 7” vinyl with two covers of songs we both usually end our gigs with because we love them. so suddenly the idea of shooting a movie with CANADA (our music-videos-educator) was kind of a dream. plus, this one is the first not-home-made-music-video for both bands. Felt great. But keep the budget low”.

Hinds will also be embarking on a UK tour, taking in some of their biggest venues yet, including London’s KOKO. See below for full tour dates.  Tickets for all shows will go on general sale this Friday 2nd October.

15/2/16          Cambridge Portland Arms
16/2/16          Norwich Arts Centre
17/2/16          Nottingham Rescue Rooms
18/2/16          London KOKO
20/2/16          Manchester Gorilla
21/2/16          Glasgow Stereo
22/2/16          Leeds Brudenell Social Club
23/2/16          Birmingham Hare and Hounds
24/2/16          Bristol The Fleece
26/2/16          Brighton Patterns

Hinds – Leave Me Alone Album

¡VIVA HINDS! Hinds will release their highly anticipated debut album entitled Leave Me Alone on January 8th, 2016 . Twelve perfectly imperfect and charmingly lo-fi tracks inspired by contemporary American garage rockers like Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall and The Black Lips, Leave Me Alone is an exciting introduction to the fun-loving quartet pioneering the burgeoning indie music scene in Madrid.

In addition Hinds’ today share their brand new single and Leave Me Alone’s opening track “Garden,” another gorgeously compact slice of ramshackle indie pop which premiered yesterday on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens. See here for Leave Me Alone album art and track listing, which includes recent #1 Hype Machine single “Chili Town.”  Pre Order the album now via iTunes, direct from the band or via Rough Trade.

FTSE – Joyless

FTSE is Midlander Sam Manville. At 13 years old he formed Blakfish, a proclaimed hardcore punk band, and toured for much of the following decade before forming FTSE and releasing a trio of well received brooding electronic EP’s which earned accolades from The Guardian, Fader, Dazed, i-D and more. On ‘Joyless’, which we release today, FTSE retains the ear for a great hook and the gritty textures that initially made his electronic pop blow up, but this is more ambitious in every way.

Combining the vehement thrashes of the music of his youth, free-flowing social analytics together with various sonic infusions, he has created a fearlessly bold statement for a debut album: with the frank and informed voice of KLF or PSB’s through a globalized and comfortably chaotic pop sound. ‘Joyless’ is Manville’s defeatist manifesto on our over-connected, over-stimulated and over-priced world. It’s defeatist in the sense that it’s the voice of those who feel trapped in a system, but unable to see a way out – but that’s not to say it’s not angry. Really, really angry.

We’re proud to be releasing such an ambitious, bold and entertaining album.  He’s a huge talent, and this is amazing music.  Go support it: iTunes, Rough Trade.

“One of the most impressive new UK producers around.” The Line of Best Fit

“Essentially Drake if he came from the Midlands not Ontario.” The Guardian


Christian Rich – FW14 Album

Today is release day for FW14 the debut album by Christian Rich and we are very proud to release such a genre-bending album that’s looking to focus on quality, whilst bringing disparate sounds and artists together as a glorious whole. Of course it’s not unusual for a record made in LA to rack up a stack of features, but from legend Steve Arrington, through GoldLink to Denetia & Sene, and the New Faith Apostolic Children’s Choir these all stand out. We imagine this almost like Dilla and Daft Punk in the studio reinventing r’n'b. It’s a future classic. Please buy from you preferred retailer (suggestions: Rough Trade, iTunes) and go forth and spread the good word.

“Nigerian twin producers wield a formless style like a well-rounded portfolio.” The Fader

“Taiwo and Kehinde have honed their beat-conducting mastery down to an eclectic mix of tracks that have hip-hop at their core, but skew to electronic experimentation through complex drum loops, decadent keys, cascading effects and samples that’ll send you down exploratory wormholes of classic music.” Pigeons and Planes

“their space/time travel themed debut is nuanced, wide-raging and deep…calls to mind beat mavericks such as N.E.R.D., Madlib…adding David Axelrod’s cosmic-jazz orchestrals and Marcos Valle’s bossa nova style to…future R&B, woozy electro-funk and psychedelic soul” The Metro 

“pointilistic productions” Pitchfork Best New Music

Christian Rich – Compromise Video

Coming with a proper head of steam of recognition from both creative and commercial corners the debut Christian Rich album ‘FW14’ is released today, and to commemorate the release the duo reveal the video for lead single ‘Compromise’ featuring the vocal talents of Sinead Hartnett, Secaina Hudson and GoldLink.

An intimately choreographed piece filmed in one shot all in camera, it features stunning balletic movements in a downtown LA apartment, enacting the internal tug-of-love the song describes as the lead actress’s lover sleeps. Speaking of the video Christian Rich said Robo came up with a great treatment. It reminded us of Michael Jackson’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ video…a ‘first thing in the morning video’.”   Premiered with The FADER, you can watch below.

Hinds – Chili Town Video

Is there any doubt that 2015 is already shaping up to be the year of Hinds?

Already the Madrid quartet of Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen have enthralled listeners with their strain of gloriously ramshackle and instantly addictive guitar pop, played sold out shows across UK and Europe and have had publications such as NME and the FADER anointing them one of the best new bands around right now.

Now, following on from their blistering set at Visions Festival last weekend, the band are unveiling the video for their new track “Chili Town” directed by themselves and Alex de Lucas. And if you haven’t already fallen head over heels in love with the band, you certainly will now, filled as it is with all the irrepressible goofiness, inherent sassiness and infectious exuberance that can be witnessed onstage.

Darwin Deez – Time Machine


Indie-pop renaissance man and musical DIY-er Darwin Deez will release his third full-length record entitled Double Down this Autumn, and he has just premiered the album’s catchy-as-hell second single “Time Machine” as Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on Beats 1. To celebrate the release of his new song, Darwin has announced a US tour and also added further shows to his European tour including London’s Islington Assembly Hall on October 27.  Tickets are on sale now for all shows.

Time Machine” is an exciting dance floor-ready tune with the most ridiculous fret-board crawling bassline, but on closer listen tells the tale of a strained friendship. “I don’t like having enemies or being on bad terms with people,” Darwin Deez explains. “But an old friend of mine is keeping me at a distance. I really prefer to talk these kind of things out, but some people just don’t. That’s what inspired the words to “Time Machine” – wanting to hurry up, get past the bitterness and on to the reunion. “

Double Down will be released on September 18th. Recorded, performed, mixed and mastered entirely by Darwin in his 6-floor Williamsburg walk-up, Double Down is a vibrant slice of pure pop perfection, and a beautifully balanced representation of Darwin’s rich and varied catalogue; his finest record to date.

Press here to pre-order a CD or vinyl and here to pre-order the album on iTunes now.

Hinds – Chili Town

Thrilled to announce that we have officially signed Hinds and, not only that, they will be playing our 10th anniversary party this Thursday at Village Underground in Shoreditch.

To celebrate news of this signing, the band are also unveiling a brand new track, “Chili Town”, another perfectly imperfect slice of off-kilter pop. In the band’s own words:

Chili town was born in a friday afternoon.
while drinking sangria we realized that if our songs were battles, we’ll always end up being the injured soldier.
then we were like “fuck it dude, why are we always the weak one in our lyrics??? what’s wrong with us???”
So yeaaaaahhh we made it! we wrote a winner song! …right?

Chili was written exactly in the same place and way we wrote our first song, AND is gonna be released exactly with the same team that took care of it : lucky number music in Europe and mom and pop in the US. You can’t imagine how proud and excited we feel :)  

Hinds will also be playing Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire and Deer Shed Festival in Yorkshire this weekend.

23 July – Lucky Number’s 10th Anniversary at Village Underground (SOLD OUT), London
24 July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
25 July – Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
8 August – Visions Festival, London