SAMPHA – AUCKLAND VENUE UPGRADE

“Sampha is this year’s breakout R&B star”
-NZ Herald – 5 stars
“The best albums of 2017, so far”
-NZ Listener, April 2017

Due to extreme demand, Sampha’s debut Auckland performance on Wed 24 May has been upgraded to Powerstation.
Final tickets are on sale now
from AAATicketing – Direct link here

*Exisiting tickets will be valid for the new venue*

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KAMASI WASHINGTON SHARES NEW TRACK ‘TRUTH’

Kamasi Washington’s
“Truth”debuts today
One of six movements from
Harmony of Difference EP
Due for release this Winter
Signs to Young Turks globally

Avant-garde jazz titan Kamasi Washington today debuts “Truth,” the sixth movement from Harmony of Difference, a new EP set for release this winter. The EP is the first new music from Washington since his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album The Epic, and will be released via Young Turks. Washington has signed to the iconic London label, the home of The xx, Sampha, FKA Twigs and more, worldwide.

“Truth” is accompanied by a new short film from director A.G. Rojas.
Harmony of Difference, an original six-movement suite, premiered as part of this year’s Whitney Biennial alongside a film by Rojas also featuring artwork by Washington’s sister Amani Washington.

Watch ‘Truth’ directed by A.G. Rojas here:

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rtW1S5EbHgU

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Apple Music premieres Kahlil Joseph’s film

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Young Turks and Apple Music are delighted to announce the release of Process, a film about the London musician Sampha by Kahlil Joseph (Pulse Films). After premiering at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Underground Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Process is now available exclusively on Apple Music. The 37 minute film is a rich, widescreen visual contextualisation of Sampha’s acclaimed 2017 debut album of the same name.  Continue reading

Sleaford Mods share new video ‘Mop Top’

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The band are happy to share their new video for ‘Moptop’, filmed in a friend’s kitchen, taken from theirnew album ‘English Tapas’ which came out on Rough Trade on Friday. According to singer Jason Williamson, the song is “based around the disgusting lie that is Boris Johnson, thewannabe Churchill (We don’t need another one). The song also discusses the void that is modern music, internet attention spans, one dimensional acts and the current trend of reformed bands looking to cash in with PR heavy assaults that try to conceal their pointlessness.” 
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The xx share video for ‘Say Something Loving’

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The xx have released a video for ‘Say Something Loving’. Filmed in the band’s hometown of London, the video was directed by renowned photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan who also directed the video for previous single ‘On Hold’ (which was shot in Marfa, Texas). ‘Say Something Loving’ is taken from The xx’s hugely acclaimed third album I See You, which debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts on release in January. Speaking about the video, The xx stated “We wanted to celebrate our home town and revisit some of the places that reminds us of our friendship when we were growing up. We’re so happy to be back home and so excited to begin our Night + Day residency in Brixton this week!” Continue reading

Sampha shares new track ‘No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)’

Sampha. London, 2016.

Sampha. London, 2016.

Sampha today releases a brand new single ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’. At once both emotionally raw and achingly beautiful, the track is a tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s south London family home from the age of three – a piano on which he wrote much of his highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Process. Continue reading

Amnesia Scanner release ‘As Truth’

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Amnesia Scanner today release ‘AS Truth’, a two-track release featuring brand new works ‘AS Truth’ and ‘AS Brieth’ ft. Colin Self.

The release is available via digital services and is available to hear / embed HERE. Both tracks were originally previewed as part of a 15 minute audio-visual live stream which has been archived HERE

‘AS Truth’ is the follow up to Amnesia Scanner’s ‘AS’ EP, which was released this year, also via Young Turks. The EP has featured prominently in end-of-year ‘best of’s, including those of Pitchfork, FACT, Thump and Crack

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