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Our Mother – Surprise Machine Video

Our Mother  release their debut EP A.O.B. on 29th April 2016 and today the band have premiered the video for ‘Surprise Machine’ with Nowness.

Directed by Josh Fletcher and Max Smith, the stunning clip beautifully visualizes the song, which is itself packed with Eno-esque ambience and myriad horns backed by digital horsepower. Joseph Charlton of Our Mother says of the video: “What we’d seen of Max’s before we really liked. He’s got a kind of Scandi-aesthetic — the look is quite cold and clear but there’s some latent menace too. We also wanted something relatively playful, which has come off really well in the end product.”

Co-director Fletcher adds: “Speaking with the band we were keen to make something that felt unapologetically from the British Isles and to explore the idea of tradition vs our modern way of life. With the repetition of the ‘its happening again’ line in the chorus and the bass pulsating away throughout the song, we immediately saw the potential to show this quite normal suburban existence, seemingly on repeat.”

A.O.B Order Links  Vinyl  Apple Music  Spotify

Oscar – Sometimes Video

Really loving the Wes Anderson vibes in the video for Sometimes by Oscar.

Shot in various locations in and around Los Angeles, the video finds Oscar on a fantastic journey through small town America, taking in a plethora of sights and sounds. Oscar’s energetic performance is matched perfectly by the weird and wonderful rag-tag bunch of people he meets along the way – including (in no particular order) a teenage vape club, a lawn bowling club and even a singles square dance team!

Rexy – Running Out Of Time

Very excited to announce our first ever reissue from London duo Rexy, and their debut album Running Out Of Time (ROOT), in conjunction with Samantha Urbani (of Friends) new URU label. Originally released in 1981 and long since out of print, the LP has become a coveted find for fans of leftfield pop, and through the rewards of its wry, forward-looking song-craft, has been championed by the likes of current artists such as Ariel Pink, Joey Negro, Connan Mockasin and MGMT.   More information on the release here.

You can listen to ‘Alien’ from ROOT over on Pitchfork who premiered it recently along with a cover of the original from Samantha!   Plus, you must go and read this fantastic  i-D feature on Rexy, featuring a cover of the album title track from Connan Mockasin. This is a very special record. Pre-order the album from Rough Trade, ourselves, Piccadilly or iTunes

Our Mother – Surprise Machine

We are very excited to introduce you to Our Mother a Tottenham-based four-piece consisting of John Hartley, Paul Kowalewski, Liam Garrett and Joseph Charlton.

We will be releasing their debut ‘A.O.B’ EP, on April 29th, 2016. Super limited to just 300 copies worldwide, pressed on Heavyweight vinyl with a free download code – it can be pre-ordered here.

The first track to be taken from the EP is “Surprise Machine”, a Wurlitzer ride of a track, hurling the listener headfirst into their idiosyncratic world.  What initially begins as a brooding and subtle late night jam quickly explodes into an addictive chorus augmented with a flurrying, waltzing trumpet. Hartley’s pitch-shifted vocals singing ambiguous yet sinister-leaning lyrics that become an instrument in themselves – another cog operating in Our Mother’s complex and fascinating machine. The band themselves describe the track as “a techno-pop song made of indiscernible instrumentation. Eno ambience, myriad horns and digital horsepower work as axles and pistons to power a vehicle of both repetition and unexpectedness.

Oscar – Cut and Paste

The highly anticipated debut album from our favourite North London indie crooner Oscar is slated for release this May 13th on the ever-excellent Wichita Recordings. It’s called ‘Cut and Paste’ and is available to pre-order physically here and digitally here.   He has also shared his new single – the album opener and live favourite, “Sometimes”, a track which cracks and fizzes with livewire indie-pop energy; all crunching guitars and infectious synth lines, making for an undeniable gem of an earworm.

You can also listen to ‘Sometimes’ (via Soundcloud) here and (via Spotify) here.

Hinds – Leave Me Alone

Hinds highly anticipated and already critically acclaimed debut Leave Me Alone was released this Friday and it is undoubtedly one of the best albums you will hear in 2016.  Buy: iTunes, direct from the band or via Rough Trade. Stream: Spotify

“Hinds are great because of two crucial factors. They have bags of tunes and bags of charm.” The Guardian (****)
“Hinds have figured out that the fun really starts when things fall apart” The Metro (****)
“Its impossible not to be swept up in the exuberance” Q (****)
“Personality drips from every facet…it’s an album of refreshing, rousing romance” Crack (****)
“…all scratchy guitars, kiss-off lyrics and Phil Spector sonics.” Sunday Times Culture (Debut of the Week)
“Hinds are not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves” Pitchfork (7.5)

Joy Again – How You Feel

Joy Again have premiered ‘How You Feel’. the AA side of debut single ‘Looking Out For You’, with The FADER (US) and NME (UK). ”probably the sweetest breakup-slash-crushing hard song of all time” (The Fader), “a sweetly-executed blast from start to finish” (NME).

Listen below, and pre-order the very limited single (just 300 copies w-wide) from Rough Trade now – out this Friday 15th January.

Hinds – San Diego Video

Hinds will release their stellar debut album Leave Me Alone on January 8th, and today the band shares an amazing, on-the-road video for “San Diego.” Capturing scenes of the fun-loving, Madrid-based four-piece on tour in the U.S., Europe and Asia over the last few months, this video for “San Diego” is a trailer for their forthcoming tour documentary, giving a behind-the-scenes peek at what it’s truly like to ¡VIVA HINDS!

Hinds on San Diego (unofficial but amazing video made by us with love and affection):
this is a music video made with footage of our upcoming documentary “A SUMMER WITH HINDS 2″. it was edited in 20 hours having like 600 clips. “for a second i thought i’d die…” – tells carlotta now it’s over. because if you want reality, you got reality. VIVA EL ROCK !! WOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHOOOO ROCK IS THE MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earlier this week, Hinds also debuted the HINDS 20000 DELUXE VIDEOGAME.

Joy Again – Looking Out For You Video

The FADER  has premiered the debut video from Philadelphia’s Joy Again. The clip for “Looking Out For You”, their debut single, was directed, filmed and edited by Sydney Shore and the band’s own Sachi DiSerafino, who also stars as the video’s protagonist. It’s a charming slice of DIY film-making that shows off the band’s wit, ambitions and their home city of Philadelphia. It also stars the band’s friends George Quinn, as Sachi’s love interest, and Nick Pedro as his love rival.

Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made Video

Darwin Deez is about to head out on a month-long North American tour next week in support of his third album Double Down, and today he shares the music video for  “The Mess She Made.” Another incredibly clever addition to his existing catalogue of highly original music videos, “The Mess She Made” works Darwin right into the proverbial ‘money shot’ as director Oscar Hudson – in a clear labor of hand-made love – fits international bank notes and bills to fit Darwin’s curly-haired, head banded face. Quite fittingly, Wall Street Journal has the exclusive premiere of the money-themed video.

Darwin Deez will be joined by Charly Bliss on this upcoming tour and a Darwin Deez show – packed with genius choreographed moves and tons of energy – is a must-see. See below to find a show near you.

North American Tour Dates
11/17/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
11/18/15 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room *
11/19/15 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
11/20/15 Kansas City, MI @ The Riot Room
11/21/15 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/22/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/24/15 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw *
11/25/15 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater *
11/27/15 San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues *
11/28/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
11/30/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Small *
12/01/15 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
12/02/15 Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
12/04/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/05/15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
12/06/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
12/07/15 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
12/08/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
12/09/15 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
12/11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room *
12/12/15 Toronto, CAN @ Drake Hotel *
12/13/15 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *
* Supported by Charly Bliss