WHITNEY ANNOUNCES ‘LIGHT UPON THE LAKE: DEMO RECORDINGS’ OUT NOVEMBER 10TH
Whitney are pleased to announce the release of Light Upon The Lake: Demo Recordings coming out November 10th, and share the previously unreleased song, “You and Me.” The track was written in 2014-2015 during the early sessions for Light Upon The Lake.
Two critically acclaimed and exciting artists have been secured for WOMAD New Zealand 2018.
Los Angeles saxophonist, composer and jazz superstar KAMASI WASHINGTON and Indian classical and progressive sitar virtuoso ANOUSHKA SHANKAR have signed on to be two of the headlining acts for the popular three day international music and dance festival. Continue reading →
Introducing Tom Rogerson New Signing to Dead Oceans Debut album,
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno
out December 8th on Dead Oceans
Dead Oceans is happy to welcome the pianist Tom Rogerson to the roster. His elegant and evocative debut, Finding Shore, a 13-track collaboration that began after Rogerson met Brian Eno after a gig, arrives December 8th.
Listen to ‘Motion in Field’ here:
Finding Shore is the sound of Rogerson distilling the essence of what he does after a protracted musical journey from childhood until now. He took the traditional route of music lessons and learning notation before starting composing “properly”. As a 17-year-old he had the odd contrast of being taught by the composer Harrison Birtwistle but also working as lounge pianist in a dilapidated hotel in Peterborough.
He spent some time in New York playing jazz, recording with Reid Anderson of The Bad Plus, and had a successful career with post-rock group Three Trapped Tigers, yet however enjoyable that experience was, he admits it was “definitely a diversionary tactic”. Everything seemed to be an escape from the classical world or, as Rogerson himself puts it, “falling out of my ivory tower very slowly”.
Upon meeting Eno, the pair didn’t speak about music at all, but bonded over their roots in the Suffolk town of Woodbridge, located on the strange flat landscape of Eastern England, all heathland, military testing sites, estuary mud and the site of the ancient Sutton Hoo ship burial.
Eno’s influence on Finding Shore began by enabling Rogerson to overcome his fear of committing any one piece to its own album. As a way to open Rogerson up, Eno suggested they try experimenting with the Piano Bar, an obscure piece of Moog gear that works by using infrared beams focussed on each piano key; these are then broken as the keys are played, transforming the piano’s note into a midi signal that can then be used to trigger or generate new, digital sound. As Rogerson improvised at the piano, Eno improvised with the midi signal to create a unique piece of music.
The chance meeting with Eno and subsequent conversation about the Suffolk landscape did find its way into Finding Shore. “I do totally hear it, I’ll listen and think ‘oh that sounds like the bells at Woodbridge, that’s the birds, the wind rustling in the reeds’. I think it permeates my music, and Brian’s ambient records. That ‘is it organic or is it electronic thing’ is so interesting”.
1. Idea of Order at Kyson Point 2. Motion in Field 3. On-ness 4. March Away 5. Eastern Stack 6. Minor Rift 7. The Gabbard 8. Red Slip 9. Quoit Blue 10. Marsh Chorus 11. An Iken Loop 12. Chain Home 13. Rest
Share ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ video New album Ash out today!
Friday 29th September 2017 – Overnight Ibeyi have shared a music video for ‘I Wanna Be Like You,’ a new song off their album Ash, out today on XL Recordings / Rhythmethod.
Lisa-Kaindé wrote the track for Naomi – her twin by nature but opposite in reality. Lisa-Kaindé explains further, “Sometimes I want to be like Naomi. I want her eyes, to feel the rhythm as deeply as she does, to dance like her, to be as wild as she is; sometimes I just want to be her for even just a few seconds.” The video, which stars the twins, was shot in France and directed by Remi Besse and produced by Standard Films. Watch the gorgeous clip here, or below.
Today, Belle and Sebastian release new single ‘We Were Beautiful’– the first new music to surface from the group since 2015.
The song was recorded in Glasgow and produced by the band and Brian McNeill. The video was filmed throughout Glasgow, from Crookston in the south-west, through the City Centre to Easterhouse and Cranhill, it is life experienced at different speeds as the city wakes up over a Saturday morning.
Today the Toronto noise-rock-punk trio METZ release their ferocious (Steve Albini-produced) third album Strange Peace!
“The songs on Strange Peace are about uncertainty,” Edkins explains. “They’re about recognizing that we’re not always in control of our own fate, and about admitting our mistakes and fears. They’re about finding some semblance of peace within the chaos.”
To celebrate they have released a video for “Cellophane”, Watch the discombobulating black-and-white clip for “Cellophane” below.
METZ is Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass).
UK’s SHAME RELEASE NEW SINGLE VIDEO, CONCRETE – DEBUT ALBUM COMING IN EARLY 2018 ON DEAD OCEANS
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CONCRETE
Today, one of the UK’s most talked about young bands (and new Dead Oceans signing) Shame shares their new single and video, Concrete. A bracing jolt of a song, Concrete races forward on a tightly wound post-punk riff, its call-and-response vocals capturing the turmoil and schizophrenic internal dialogue of the song’s subject matter.