Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker announce ‘Birds EP’

Listen To Lead Track ‘The Cuckoo’ Now:

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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

Smerz share new track ‘No Harm’

Copenhagen based duo Smerz take you to the dark corners of the club in the video for new track ‘No harm’. As premiered on their new NTS show, Catharina and Henriette’s new track showcases a darker side to their musical palate, a feeling echoed in their visuals. The video was produced and directed by Smerz, and as with all Smerz music, the track was produced, programmed and sung entirely by the Norwegian duo.

The duo use their first hour-long NTS mix to play everything from minimalist R&B to deconstructed club music and full on techno floor-fillers, introducing listeners to their eclectic palate and wide range of influences. It’s a display they are bringing to various European cities this winter with their series of ‘Half life’ parties, which started in Copenhagen with a sold out show and after-party this weekend.

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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

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).

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Rolling Stone premieres Estere’s new video ‘Control Freak

Following the release of her propulsively striking new single ‘Control Freak’, today Estère has shared her accompanying video clip, which premiered overnight on Rolling Stone Australia (read here).

The Wellington-based producer and performing artist brings it home to the streets of central Wellington in a music video directed by Paascalino Schaller and featuring kiwi actresses Johanna Cosgrove and Esther Lees in a competitive play of power. Watch the music video here, or below. Continue reading

SPOON SHARE VIDEO FOR “I AIN’T THE ONE”

SPOON – I AIN’T THE ONE

This morning Spoon release the latest video from album-of-the-year candidate and their ninth studio album ‘Hot Thoughts’ (Matador Records).

The brooding “I Ain’t The One”, directed & shot in London earlier this year by the directorial team of Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

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WHITNEY ANNOUNCES ‘LIGHT UPON THE LAKE’

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.

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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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Kamasi Washington & Anoushka Shankar confirmed for WOMAD 2018

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