LANKUM – new single – ‘Sergeant William Bailey’

From The Forthcoming Album “Between the Earth and Sky”

Release Date: 27 October 2017

“Lankum are the darlings of Dublin’s 300 year-old folk scene.” Colin Irwin – The Guardian

Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, ranging from American old-timey music to krautrock and drone. Check it out! Fantastic!!


‘Satire in times of unrest is a potent a weapon as any, and this fact was not lost upon the ballad makers of Ireland’s past. Songs poking fun at the British Army recruiting sergeant were common in the Irish tradition and represent a class of anti-war song unto themselves. This one is particularly special in that the site of William Bailey’s recruiting attempts is Dunphy’s Corner, just down the road from where the members of Lankum live on Dublin’s northside. In our present era of social and political unrest songs that seek to lampoon and make fun of figures of authority, military or otherwise, are as relevant as ever.’ Ian Lynch, Lankum

Check out ‘Sergeant William Bailey’ from the forthcoming album now, here: http://rtrecs.co/sgtwilliambailey

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker announce ‘Birds EP’

Listen To Lead Track ‘The Cuckoo’ Now:

Smart URL: http://rtrecs.co/TheBirdsEP

YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL1p0vQdN40&feature=youtu.be

Rough Trade Records are excited to announce the release of ‘The Birds’ EP by Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker. The six track EP will be released both digitally and as a very limited edition 12” – 650 copies worldwide, to co-incide with them supporting Richard Thompson on his sold out UK Tour this October. A very limited quantity of the EP on CD will also be for sale via the Rough Trade Records Webstore, otherwise only available on the band’s merch table! Continue reading

THIS IS THE KIT PERFORM ‘BY MY DEMON EYE’

THIS IS THE KIT – BY MY DEMON EYE

After a Northern hemisphere summer jam packed with touring, festivals and a brilliant string of support shows for The National last week in London. I’m pleased to announce that ‘By My Demon Eye’ will be the next single from the brilliant album Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade).

WATCH HERE:
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Princess Nokia shares new video ‘Bart Simpon / Green Line’

“One of the most exciting, assured hip-hop releases of the year, on which Princess Nokia asserts her claim to the throne” – The Observer

“…hearing her claim her territory, while holding onto self-proclaimed weird girl signifiers feels like its own type of victory”

Pitchfork

Her music does not passively wait to be heard. It is a force that demands its presence be felt.”

SF Weekly

…everyone feels empowered by this tiny Afro-Nuyorican’s body-positive messages.”

Tiny Mix Tapes

Princess Nokia, aka Destiny Frasqueri, has released an 8 minute double-feature for two tracks from her new album 1992 Deluxe. “Bart Simpson / Green Line” was directed by Milah Libin, Destiny’s friend and frequent collaborator. The 8 minute video shows New York City through a young Destiny’s eyes–the rejection and struggles of high school, the innocent debauchery of a neighborhood party, the isolation and contemplation of solo travel on public transportation, and the depth of the friendships we forge in our youth. Continue reading

LANKUM ANNOUNCE NEW LP ‘BETWEEN THE EARTH AND SKY’

LANKUM
Between the Earth and Sky
Album Release Date: 27 October 2017

“Lankum are the darlings of Dublin’s 300 year-old folk scene.” Colin Irwin – The Guardian

Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. They are a Dublin four-piece who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. The band comprises of brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch along with Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat. When not on tour Ian lectures in Irish Folklore and musical traditions in University College Dublin, while Cormac and Radie grew up as champion traditional players, on the fiddle and concertina, respectively. Yet Lankum are not purely trad themselves, in the same way The Pogues were more urban music. Rough-hewn and raw, they’re the edgiest thing in Dublin right now.

Having spent the last number of years performing as ‘Lynched’ a play on Ian and Daragh’s family name Lynch, the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name due to the unavoidable implications that it has in regards to acts of racist violence. Their new name comes from the ballad ‘False Lankum’, as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr.

The band was originally formed by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations, culminating in the four-piece group playing today. The release of their album ‘Cold Old Fire’ and a subsequent appearance on the BBC television programme, ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ cemented their reputation as a band that successfully crosses genres. Lankum are busy breathing new life into old music.

27 October 2017 sees the release of the bands second album, and their first on the
Rough Trade label.

Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, ranging from American old-timey music to krautrock and drone.

ONLINE:

www.lankumdublin.com/

 

Goat Girl Share New Single “Crow Cries”

Rough Trade /The Label are excited to announce the new single ‘Crow Cries’ by South London four-piece Goat Girl  to be released on August 25th, 2107

Hear ‘Crow Cries’ now:  http://rtrecs.co/crowcries

Goat Girl formed a few years ago in South London, the band have been busy on the road for the last 18 months playing with everyone from The Fall to Parquet Courts.

Named after the questionable Bill Hicks comedy sketch Goat Boy (“It’s disgusting,” says Lottie, although she’s quick to add: “But I like his social commentary, and the satirical element to what he did,”) the band are fresh out of their respective London colleges and a million miles away from everything else ‘new’ you’ll hear right now.

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