THE NATIONAL – NEW VIDEO!!!

THE NATIONAL RELEASE RAGNAR KJARTANSSON DIRECTED VIDEO

FOR ‘I’LL STILL DESTROY YOU’

PLAYING AUCKLAND’S VILLA MARIA WINERY SUNDAY FEBRUARY, 25TH, 2018

Tickets Selling Fast!

 Today, The National released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast.

‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for A Lot Of Sorrow which saw the band play their song ‘Sorrow’ for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival.

‘I’ll Still Destroy You’

Directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Ragnar Kjartansson

Produced by Lilja Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Haven Festival

Set design: Anda Skrejane, Christoph Fischer, Camilla Hägebarth, Julia Krawczynski.

 

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Pixx Share New Video For ‘Romance’

New ‘Romance’ Video

Pixx – the alter ego of Hannah Rodgers – has released visuals for her song ‘Romance’ created by Alice Clingan (the same director behind the ‘Waterslides’ video). Filmed at Rodgers’ beloved local football club, Walcountians, it’s a playful tribute to the romance that endures within its walls.

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U.S. Girls shares new track ‘Mad As Hell’

Meg Remy, the unapologetic pop revisionist known as U.S. Girls, has just dropped a new video for her song ‘Mad As Hell’. The wall-of-sound arrangement and throbbing disco beat along with Remy’s “radiant voice” (Pitchfork) make a candy-coated Trojan horse for her powerful call to action for pacifism and impassioned critique of military spending. The video, which is directed by Remy and Emily Pelstring pieces together historic patriotic and military imagery. Remy performs throughout the video duplicated in synchronized dance moves flipping off her subjects recalling backup dancers of ‘60s pop girl groups. ‘Mad As Hell’ is off U.S. Girls’ follow up to 2015’s celebrated, 4AD-backed album Half Free. Stay tuned for more details on the album. Continue reading

The Breeders release new single Wait In The Car

The Breeders release new single
Wait In The Car
released TODAY Wednesday, October 4th
on 4AD

 The Breeders announce their return to 4AD with the infectious new track, ‘Wait in the Car’. The single is the first music to be released by the classic line-up behind the iconic album, Last Splash.

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TORRES: Watch the video for new single ‘Helen in the Woods’

OUT FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER: TORRES ‘Three Futures’ (4AD/Rhythmethod)
Watch the video for new single ‘Helen in the Woods’


 

Mechanized grooves are placed at the forefront, providing a framework for perforated electro-pop static, gothic textures, and insistent Krautrock motifs. She employs a more animated, frantic delivery to convey the dark obsessive desires described in ‘Helen in the Woods,’ while elsewhere she exhibits a throaty, hollow timbre or takes a solemn, reverential approach.

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THE LEMON TWIGS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY THAT?’

The Lemon Twigs
Hear Second Brothers of Destruction EP Track
‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’


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“A beautiful, mad jigsaw of ideas.”Loud And Quiet – Album of the Week

“Do Hollywood is a special little record with surprises around every corner that constantly thrill and excite.”The Line Of Best Fit – Album of the Week

“Do Hollywood is a curiosity, but a pretty glorious one.”The Guardian ****

“The Lemon Twigs have created their own world, and it was exciting to witness it for the first time.”The Times ****

“A hugely entertaining, hyperactive romp crammed with lush, Beatles-y harmonies, vaudeville pop and histrionic rock opera flourishes.”Q

“Baroque and power pop splendour.”MOJO

“The future of rock ‘n’ roll.”NME ****

Ahead of their Brothers of Destruction EP, The Lemon Twigs have shared a second song from Brothers of Destruction, their forthcoming six-track EP due to be released on September 22 on 4AD. Premiered by BBC 6Music and Stereogum yesterday, ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ is now available on all streaming services.

‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ –

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THE NATIONAL SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘DAY I DIE’

THE NATIONAL
share new single & video
‘Day I Die’

4th SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM
‘SLEEP WELL BEAST’
OUT SEPTEMBER 8TH ON 4AD

One Auckland Show – Villa Maria – Sunday 25 February , 2018
Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster this Friday – September 1st

Picture Credit: Graham MacIndoe

The National shared their latest track ‘Day I Die’ from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast. The video, which was directed by Casey Reas, compresses the frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring. It’s a day in the life of The National.

Reas adds, “Graham MacIndoe captured eighteen time-lapse photo series during rehearsals at Le Centquatre in June 2017 in Paris. Hours of rehearsal are compressed into a few minutes. Over five thousand of these photographs were brought together to make the final video. I wrote custom software to collage multiple photographs together and to compile them into videos. A flickering colour layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage. The images here are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision.”

WATCH: ‘Day I Die’

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GOING GLOBAL 2017 ANNOUNCES PANELS AND WORKSHOPS

Going Global 2017
Panels and Workshops
Announced!

Going Global 2017 welcomes its largest gathering and greatest assortment of international and New Zealand-based delegates to date, hosting 21 seminars and workshops over Sept. 1st & 2nd at the gorgeous Roundhead Studios.

Going Global 2017 brings to Auckland experts from Spotify, Paradigm Talent Agency, Bandcamp, 4AD, Sugaroo!, Secretly Canadian, BIGSOUND, Billboard, Subpop, ICHILE, Slate Entertainment, States of Sound
and so many more!!

Presenters from Chile, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States,Singapore, and New Zealand will speak on topics as diverse as touring, booking, public speaking, digital sales – crucial information and knowledge that will jump start an international career.

The full list of activities is available at goingglobal.co.nz. Coming soon is the Going Global Conference app, putting all the information about speakers, panels, venues, artists and hobnobbing activities in the palm of your hand. Available on 29th August for both Android and iPhone, you will find the information you need to make the most of the opportunities that Going Global is bringing to you! Continue reading

PURITY RING RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘ASIDO’

PURITY RING
SHARE NEW SINGLE

ASIDO

FIVE YEARS SINCE DEBUT RELEASE, SHRINES

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Purity Ring’s debut album Shrines, Megan James and Corin Roddick have released a new song ‘Asido’. The track is a stand alone gift to their fans while the band continues to work on the follow up to their second album, another eternity.

Following its premiere as Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD, ‘Asido’ is now available everywhere. It is accompanied by an animated lyric video written and directed by Megan and illustrated by Tallulah Fontaine, the creator of all the band’s artwork to date. Tallulah took videos of Megan walking and falling, then traced the movement to create the character frame by frame. In order to situate their meaning, Megan had her mother handwrite the lyrics in the video.

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The Lemon Twigs announce Brothers of Destruction EP

The Lemon Twigs have announced Brothers of Destruction, a six-track EP of previously unreleased material.

Slated for September 22nd, Brothers of Destruction was written and recorded by the D’Addario brothers – Brian (20) and Michael (18) – on their 8-track at home in New York during Spring 2015, not long after recording their debut album, Do Hollywood. The half dozen songs, most of which already feature in The Lemon Twigs’ searing live shows, will be made available digitally and as a 12” vinyl.

“In the beginning of 2015 we had songs left over from the Do Hollywood sessions, so we decided to record them at home in New York on our 8-track. Many of you will recognise some of the songs from our live shows. They’ve changed a lot over the past year, but these are the original versions. We consider the EP the last chapter of the Do Hollywood era of our group. So enjoy!”

Yesterday, the siblings shared ‘Night Song’ with fans during a Reddit AMA, and the track can now be heard below:

‘NIGHT SONG’ – https://youtu.be/pDemaZCPtak

Brothers of Destruction

12” 4AD0033T / Digital 4AD0033

  1. Intro
  2. Why Didn’t You Say That?
  3. So Fine
  4. Beautiful
  5. Night Song
  6. Light and Love

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