BULLY DEBUTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RUNNING”

BULLY DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR 
RUNNING
SOPHOMORE ALBUM LOSING 
OUT NOW ON SUB POP
Bully released their sophomore album, Losing via Sub Pop Records this past fall to critical acclaim with UPROXX naming it one of the best rock albums of 2017. Today, they are debuting their new music video for single “Running.” The video, which was shot in Nashville and directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, is a stylized take on early 90’s videos.  Without being too on the nose, the imagery explores how we run away from our feelings and how the media portrays millennials and youth.
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Losing was recorded in Chicago at Electrical Audio, recorded and engineered by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno and is available for purchase here.Losing is the follow up to Bully’s critically acclaimed debut Feels Like. Bully is made up of founding members Reece Lazarus, Clayton Parker and Bognanno.
“The bass hops around nervously in nearly constant eighth notes, with drums syncopated against it à la the Police; a guitar on the left offers a neat new-wave hook while another one on the right grumbles occasionally with dissonant, distorted squawks. And as those tensions flare into multiple little crescendos, the singer Alicia Bognanno gets herself more and more worked up.” –New York Times
 
“Instead of recreating the Rorschach blot scream-a-thons of the ’90s, Bully choose to inflate that decade’s raw timbre with words that feel intimate and necessary.” 
-Pitchfork
 
“Alicia Bognanno has the loveliest snarl this side of Nirvana’s Live at Reading. That it’s in a pop-punk setting, with lyrics reckoning with adulthood, only strengthens its power.” –New York Magazine
“full of tough-earned wisdom and egalitarian rage, Losing is a high-energy, high-impact emotional workout for everyone involved.” –Wired
“Expect lots more of Bognanno’s sharp, cynical emotional insights and impassioned yells, all backed by Bully’s gnawing, ’90s-inspired sound.” -SPIN
“The record once again faces down youthful angst, but with a notable growth in Bognanno’s maturity” –Consequence of Sound
“Alicia Bognanno has a way of channeling her inner struggles into tightly-constructed and toiled-over rock songs with a classic touch.” 
Stereogum
 
“Losing is another blast of raw, Singles-era guitar rock that captures what made the debut so appealing.” Under the Radar
“Bognanno explores a lot of loss, diving headfirst into the complicated emotions associated with death, heartbreak, isolation and more. The result is an especially personal effort, a batch of songs that are blistering and angst-ridden, but which still boast a wink toward playful pop. Bognanno’s not wrong when she says it tops Feels Like.” –Nashville Scene
BULLY – LOSING
BY PATTY SCHEMEL
In rock – as in life – change is unavoidable, often painful, but ultimately necessary, and Alicia Bognanno and her band Bully have dealt with a lot of it since their debut record
Feels Like hit in 2015. Now with a new label and another couple years worth of life experience, the 12 new songs on Losing feel like perfect anthems for a generation still learning to harness the power of resistance. With a vocal style that is as pretty as it is powerful, and emotionally resonant lyrics, Alicia channels the loss of innocence and reveals a raw honesty in songs that are distinctly hers.
I love Bully the way I love Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr and the Breeders. Their sound takes me back to the stripped down and thoughtfully engineered songs that haunt me long after they’re gone and never get old. Another good reason to be with Sub Pop, who have always been associated with music that is built to last.
I feel like all my best work has been born of heartbreak and upheaval; maybe most musicians feel that way. “The title of the record –Losing – kind of says it all,” Alicia says. “After being on the road so long and coming back to Nashville we all had a lot of changes going on in our personal lives that we were trying to deal with / adjust to and that was really the motivation for this one.”
“Feel the Same” is about being stuck in the claustrophobia of a manic state of mind. It’s Alicia’s favorite song to scream. “Seeing It,” she says, is about the unique anxiety and vigilance about personal safety that comes with being a woman: “Such a blurring place to be / stuck in your own body.” Lately Alicia has been lending her voice as an advocate for gun control, women’s rights and speaking out in support of animal rights. In some ways my generation were in a bubble in the 90s; I never gave any thought to what Bill Clinton was up to, for instance – but in 2017, Losing sounds like a personal and necessary call to arms to me; we need rock n roll now more than ever.

KINGS RELEASES TWO NEW SINGLES

Kings
Reveals double video spread
Watch ‘Domino’ & ‘In The Sun’

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Debut album ‘Chapter One’ hits over 1 million Spotify streams

Thursday 14th December – Following the release of his debut album, Kings has shared with fans, two compelling new music videos for Chapter One tracks ‘Domino’ and ‘In The Sun’.

Today, the Aotearoa born singer-songwriter, producer and performer also celebrates clocking up over 1 million Spotify streams of Chapter One just 6 weeks after release, gaining new fans far and wide.

The two uniquely different songs reflect the two sides of Kingdon Chapple-Wilson’s songwriting craft, which on the one hand, can be celebratory and light, and on the other, be serious, complex and personal.

Following his independent philosophy of being involved across all aspects of his work, Chapple-Wilson directed the video for ‘Domino’ and co-directed ‘In The Sun’ with long-time collaborators, Tom & Fraser Grut of FROG Productions who filmed and co-directed the videos.

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TUNE-YARDS SHARE NEW SINGLE + VIDEO

TUNE -YARDS Present ‘ABC 123’

New Song + Video

NEW ALBUM:

‘I can feel you creep into my private life’

RELEASED 19 JANUARY 2018 on 4AD / RHYTHMETHOD.

Tune-Yards has released a new song, ‘ABC 123’, from forthcoming album I can feel you creep into my private life.

Watch the companion video, directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard, below.

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RENZ SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘WANT ME’

RENZ
Shares new single ‘Want Me ft. Trinna Carter’

Following on from his single ‘Anyting’, which was released via New Gen / Remote Control, Renz is back with ‘Want Me ft. Trinna Carter’, another laid-back summertime jam that will make you regret never getting around to booking that winter break to Mauritius.

Even managing to bring summer-vibes to the basement club of Birthdays in Shoreditch, if Renz and Trinna Carter’s new video doesn’t help you shrug off the winter chill, I don’t know what will. Filled with Renz’ blissed out approach to vocals and production, it’s an unassuming earworm.

Having executive produced the first New Gen record as well as creating one of the most popular song on it (Flexin’), London’s Renz steps further out of the pack and into his own light as a solo artist with ‘Want Me’, which will feature on forthcoming self-released mixtape Lifestyle.

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U.S Girls Announces New Album + New Single ‘Velvet 4 Sale’

U.S. GIRLS
Announces new album In a Poem Unlimited
Releases new video ‘Velvet 4 Sale’

2017 marks a decade of U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist, Meg Remy. Today, Remy announces her sixth studio album In a Poem Unlimited will be released Friday 16 February via 4AD / Remote Control. To celebrate she has shared a new single ‘Velvet 4 Sale’.

Remy’s second release for 4AD, which also includes her recently released single, ‘Mad As Hell’ was tracked in collaboration with Toronto-based instrumental collective the Cosmic Range, and features arrangements by long-time contributors Maxmilian Turnball and Louis Percival. The dizzying buffet of live grooves on In a Poem Unlimited represents an inversion of the dusty, sample-based minimal textures of Half Free, Remy’s 4AD debut.

In a Poem Unlimited features dark meditations reflecting charged atmospheres that precede and follow acts of violence. Many of the songs are character studies of women grappling with power. Remy also rallies against the public lies told by political and religious leaders, and more crucially, questions the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive. In A Poem Unlimited may be Remy’s most individually distilled protest to date.

Following ‘Mad As Hell’, album opener ‘Velvet 4 Sale’ is released today. The song concerns a female narrator imploring another to buy a gun for protection, impressing that the only way to change men is for women to use violence. Remy says, “Men are lucky women (and children) have yet to take up arms. And although I hope this never happens and I completely disagree that violence is ever effective, this very idea was ripe for a song.”

The accompanying video explores the idea of acknowledgement as a form of retribution, a counterbalance more powerful than violence itself. Remy plays a police officer who discovers that a fellow cop who has beaten his wife will be left off the hook as a “professional courtesy”. By the power of her unrelenting gaze she banishes the abuser in the final images of this powerful and provocative video. This striking tableau representing the power of bearing witness ties back into the album’s underlying theme; that truth and acknowledgement are our most potent and corrosive weapons in the fight against repressive inequality. Remy’s work with this video (which she co-directed with Alex Kingsmill) and the album as a whole, illustrate and seek to inspire the taking up of these moral arms.

WATCH ‘MAD AS HELL’

Preorder In a Poem Unlimited: RemoteControl.lnk.to/InAPoemUnlimited

U.S. Girls – ‘Velvet 4 Sale’
Stream / Purchase: RemoteControl.lnk.to/VelvetForSale

U.S. Girls – Velvet 4 Sale (Official Video)

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Destroyer shares “Cover From the Sun”

Destroyer shares “Cover From the Sun” as final preview of new album ken, out Friday

Before the October 20 release of Destroyer’s 12th album ken, Dan Bejar is sharing one final preview from the release that Record Collector has already called “a luxury item, one of the most vital pieces of hand luggage on our hero’s journey.”

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THE LEMON TWIGS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY THAT?’

The Lemon Twigs
Hear Second Brothers of Destruction EP Track
‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’


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“A beautiful, mad jigsaw of ideas.”Loud And Quiet – Album of the Week

“Do Hollywood is a special little record with surprises around every corner that constantly thrill and excite.”The Line Of Best Fit – Album of the Week

“Do Hollywood is a curiosity, but a pretty glorious one.”The Guardian ****

“The Lemon Twigs have created their own world, and it was exciting to witness it for the first time.”The Times ****

“A hugely entertaining, hyperactive romp crammed with lush, Beatles-y harmonies, vaudeville pop and histrionic rock opera flourishes.”Q

“Baroque and power pop splendour.”MOJO

“The future of rock ‘n’ roll.”NME ****

Ahead of their Brothers of Destruction EP, The Lemon Twigs have shared a second song from Brothers of Destruction, their forthcoming six-track EP due to be released on September 22 on 4AD. Premiered by BBC 6Music and Stereogum yesterday, ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ is now available on all streaming services.

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THE NATIONAL SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘DAY I DIE’

THE NATIONAL
share new single & video
‘Day I Die’

4th SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM
‘SLEEP WELL BEAST’
OUT SEPTEMBER 8TH ON 4AD

One Auckland Show – Villa Maria – Sunday 25 February , 2018
Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster this Friday – September 1st

Picture Credit: Graham MacIndoe

The National shared their latest track ‘Day I Die’ from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast. The video, which was directed by Casey Reas, compresses the frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring. It’s a day in the life of The National.

Reas adds, “Graham MacIndoe captured eighteen time-lapse photo series during rehearsals at Le Centquatre in June 2017 in Paris. Hours of rehearsal are compressed into a few minutes. Over five thousand of these photographs were brought together to make the final video. I wrote custom software to collage multiple photographs together and to compile them into videos. A flickering colour layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage. The images here are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision.”

WATCH: ‘Day I Die’

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