This year, Future Islands will have played an astonishing 117 shows in support of their latest album, The Far Field. The Baltimore-based trio performed in front of the biggest audiences of their 11-year career, topping festival bills around the globe and headlining three consecutive nights at London’s Brixton Academy last month and today begin their three date sold out NZ Tour – playing Wellington’s San Fran twice and Auckland’s Powerstation.
It’s fitting then, that the new video for ‘Beauty Of The Road’ (created by Jay Buim) depicts the hard-touring band in their natural habitat. Buim spent several days on the road with Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion, Gerrit Welmers and drummer Michael Lowry earlier this year, and his visuals capture the infectious energy of their live shows.
Watch the beautiful new video for ‘Looking For The Rain’ The Road: Part 1 out August 18 on Pod / Rhythmethod
After a rollercoaster twenty-five year career as an artist, curator and tastemaker, James Lavelle returns with UNKLE’s fifth studio album: The Road: Part 1, out Friday August 18 on Pod via Inertia Music / Rhythmethod, a collection of fifteen new UNKLE tracks inspired by his curation of 2014’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank in London.
Lavelle has premiered the visuals for the latest single off the album, “Looking For The Rain”, a call to arms in our turbulent modern world, written by long-time collaborator Mark Lanegan with string arrangements by Will Malone (Massive Attack, “Unfinished Symphony” and UNKLE’s “Lonely Soul” amongst others). The video, by visual artist Doug Foster, was created by “filming a variety of subjects from nature, such as water, crystals and plants. The footage was composited in several stages to eventually form a moving tunnel of light that features synchronised repetition and bilateral symmetry.”
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.
PIXX Listen to new single “Waterslides” with video
Taken from debut album, The Age Of Anxiety
Out June 2nd 2017 on 4AD / Rhythmethod
“A genuinely smart, intriguingly playful set that both presses all the right Big Pop buttons and sounds decidedly off-centre.” Uncut 8/10
“Dazzling and infectious.” Dork ****
Pixx – the alter ego of Hannah Rodgers – has released a new song, ‘Waterslides’, from her forthcoming debut album, The Age Of Anxiety.
A spiralling pop song, its accompanying video fuses a lo-fi aesthetic with the ultra-modern; the synthetic and the natural. Filmed in the futuristic city scape of Bilbao, directors Alice Clingan and Louis Milner explain the premise behind its visual companion. “The lyrics to ‘Waterslides’ are inspired by a dream Hannah had, isolated on a waterpark in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by emotionless suited figures. We tried to make the video in keeping with the surreal and lonely imagery that inspired the song.”