PRINCESS NOKIA SIGNS TO ROUGH TRADE AND SHARES ‘G.O.A.T’ MUSIC VIDEO

Rough Trade Records are pleased to announce the signing of Princess Nokia. To celebrate, she has released a brand new track and video for ‘G.O.A.T’. This is the first time her music has been available on streaming services other than SoundCloud and YouTube.

Princess Nokia is the best-known project of New Yorker Destiny Frasqueri. She’s been rapping and releasing tracks on YouTube and SoundCloud since high school, originally under the name of Wavy Spice, adopting the ‘Princess Nokia’ moniker in 2013, and releasing albums Metallic Butterfly, Honey Suckle and 1992 in the following years. She has built up a massive fan base over the last few years, with her videos and albums getting millions of streams and views.

Watch Princess Nokia – ‘G.O.A.T.’

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Benjamin Booker to release new album ‘Witness’

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Benjamin Booker has shared details for his new album, Witness, out June 2nd 2017 on Rough Trade Records / Rhythmethod in New Zealand. The title track, Booker’s most profound and politically charged song to date, features a guest vocal by Mavis Staples, and is available now. Read Booker’s moving witness statement below.

To coincide with the release of “Witness,” Booker has shared a powerful personal statement recounting the song’s origins on a writing trip he took to Mexico City, during which James Baldwin’s observation that “Once you find yourself in another civilization you are forced to examine your own,” took on the weight of experience.  “Am I going to be a witness?” Booker asks in the statement (and the song). “And in today’s world, is that enough?” Continue reading

ANOHNI shares details on forthcoming EP, Paradise

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ANOHNI will release “PARADISE,” the companion EP to last year’s ‘HOPELESSNESS’, one of the most critically acclaimed and discussed albums of 2016, on March 17th via Rough Trade Records. In collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, on “PARADISE,” ANOHNI seeks to support activist conversations and disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics. Continue reading

New singles from Sleaford Mods & Pissed Jeans

Sleaford Mods are pleased to be releasing their new album, English Tapas on March 3rd via Rough Trade, and they’ve shared a good glimpse at what it might be like through new single “BHS”. The album was recorded at Steve Mackey’s (Pulp) West Heath Garage studios in London. Jason Williamson discusses ‘English Tapas’: “Andrew walked into some random pub and saw “English Tapas” scrawled on the menu board. Underneath this beautiful coupling of words were it’s components, half a scotch egg, cup of chips, pickle and a mini pork pie” It says everything about this fucking place. It’s comedy, it’s make do, it’s ignorant and above all, it’s shit”

Pissed Jeans “Ignorecam” is the crushing new offering from Why Love Now, their forthcoming 5th album available February 24th worldwide on Sub Pop. “Ignorecam” twists the idea of fetish cam shows—”where the woman just ignores you and watches TV or eats macaroni and cheese or talks on the phone”—into a showcase for Matt Korvette’s rancid yelp and his bandmates’ pummeling rock. “I love that idea of guys paying to be ignored,” says Korvette