Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and guitarist Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc), will release No Waves on November 11th, 2016 on Matador Records. Recorded on March 24th, 2014 during Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theater, this high-quality live recording captures Gordon and Nace at peak chemistry, clearing pathways of possibility using great waves of amplification and voice, during the tour supporting 2013’s critically lauded Coming Apart.
Instead of presenting “tracks” or “songs” from the record, this album should be considered a “moment,” one pinnacle set that was beautifully caught in time. World-renowned artist and long-time friend of Gordon’s, Raymond Pettibon, has made an original piece of art for the cover of the album, and Ben Chasny (Comets On Fire, Six Organs Of Admittance) wrote the bio:
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Today London producer Dark0 has released the music video for “Forever” via Fader. Directed by Sybil Montet De Doria, the video “feels familiar yet otherworldly at the same time,” Fader. “Forever” is the lead single from Dark0’s upcoming Oceana EP, out this Friday 28 October on XL Recordings. Continue reading Dark0 shares video “Forever” ahead of XL release this week, the Oceana EP
Låpsley shares a gorgeous set of live songs, recorded from Spotify London including some fan favourites. Listen directly from Spotify here and read more below. Continue reading Live from Spotify London: Låpsley performs four tracks
Today (Fri, 21st October) Thomas Oliver reveals a raw acoustic rendition of his song “If I Move To Mars“. Thomas appears in an accompanying video created by Terry Longley, armed with only an acoustic guitar and his sweet, soulful voice to recreate this well-loved song to its stripped-back original form. Continue reading Thomas Oliver shares acoustic rendition of ‘If I Move To Mars’
Rough Trade will release a collaborative album by Emiliana Torrini & The Colorist Orchestra on Dec 9th, 2016. This is a live album containing nine Emiliana Torrini songs from her catalog along with two brand new songs. Seeing Emilíana and The Colorist Orchestra in concert is a truly special experience. They have a musical chemistry that is undeniable, and documenting the experience on an album was something that just had to be done. Listen to “Speed Of Light” from the album here: http://smarturl.it/SpeedOfDark Continue reading The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini share ‘Speed of Dark’
Today (Fri, 21st October) Thomas Oliver reveals a raw acoustic rendition of his song “If I Move To Mars“. Thomas appears in an accompanying video created by Terry Longley, armed with only an acoustic guitar and his sweet, soulful voice to recreate this well-loved song to its stripped-back original form.
“This song existed as a live solo acoustic song on quite a few stages around the world before it was an RnB-infused production on the airwaves, so it feels like going back and letting more people in on what it was when it was first born,” says Oliver of the arrangement. Continue reading Thomas Oliver shares acoustic rendition of ‘If I Move To Mars’
With much excitement UK 2 Tone and Ska legends The Specials were the first announced to play WOMAD NZ 2017.
Now, WOMAD NZ is over the moon to announce that joining them are: from Brazil, Grammy-nominee Bebel Gilberto, daughter of renowned singer João Gilberto performing her own laidback style of bossa nova; the French-Chilean musician, Ana Tijoux, whose sound captures where the street meets tradition; Vietnamese musicians Hanoi Masters who use half-forgotten traditional instruments to convey deep, personal connections to the upheavals of the Vietnam War; the New Orleans brass group Hot 8 Brass Band (USA), who will bring their signature blend of hip-hop, jazz and funk; “The Songbird of Wassoulou” Oumou Sangare (Mali) who is known for her seamless mix of old and new sounds that create a haunting backdrop for political lyrics, making her passion clear in any language and Sudha Ragunathan (India) who will take you to the heart of Carnatic music with her voice of gold.
Local artists include Wellington producer and multi instrumentalist Lord Echo who blends boogie-laced Funk, disco-primed Reggae, futuristic Soul, and timeless African rhythms. Hailing from Auckland is Mt Eden, expect them to fire up their trademark extended build-ups, drum solos, double and triple drops and Auckland based Sons Of Zion whose fusion of reggae, heavy rock, dub and funk will get you dancing.
There are many, many, more exciting artists to discover at the WOMAD 2017 Festival, more below.
Following on from their exciting new album announcement early this month, London-based kiwi quartet, The Eversons premiered their cameo-filled music video for“Good at Making Enemies” today on UnderTheRadar. Continue reading UnderTheRadar premiere: The Eversons reveal new video “Good at Making Enemies”
This week, we’re onto another sweet reinvision of Warpaint’s “New Song”, and this time, by Mike D. Heads Up is out now on Rough Trade Records. Listen to it below: Continue reading Warpaint’s “New Song” remixed by Mike D (of The Beastie Boys)