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Lollapalooza Berlin Announces 2016 Line-Up - All Things Loud

Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, we hereby present the first of several LIVE SHOWS from the Radiohead Public Library now coming to Radiohead’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gaJKOUQS1T4

Radiohead have shared their 2016 performance from Lollapalooza Berlin for their Stay Home, With Me archival video series. The two-set offering took place in September 2016, a few months after the band shared their most recent album A Moon Shaped Pool. In face, the performance kicks off with a string of A Moon Shaped Pool tracks, including album opener “Burn the Witch” followed by “Daydreaming,” “Decks Dark,” “Desert Island Disk” and “Ful Stop.”

Other highlights include a “Creep”/”Karma Police” encore.

From the band:
“We will be releasing one a week until either the restrictions resulting from current situation are eased, or we run out of shows. Which will be first? No-one knows.” Thanks to all who tuned in last week. Next up is Radiohead’s performance at Lollapalooza Berlin from September 2016.

Recorded at Lollapalooza Festival, Treptower Park, Berlin on the 11th of September 2016

Setlist:
00:00:20 Burn the Witch, 00:04:36 Daydreaming, 00:10:15 Decks Dark, 00:15:24 Desert Island Disk, 00:20:22 Ful Stop,00:26:42 2 + 2 = 5, 00:30:12 Lotus Flower, 00:35:29 Reckoner, 00:40:51 No Surprises, 00:44:59 Bloom, 00:51:42 Identikit, 00:56:32 The Numbers, 01:02:19 The Gloaming, 01:06:11 Everything in Its Right Place, 01:10:36 Idioteque
01:15:01 Bodysnatchers, 01:19:25 Street Spirit (Fade Out), 01:26:41 Let Down, 01:31:51 Present Tense, 01:37:43 Paranoid Android, 01:44:13 Nude, 01:49:05 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, 01:57:29 Creep, 02:02:54 Karma Police

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Holly Herndon operates at the nexus of technological evolution and musical euphoria.

On a record of countless voices (both human and AI) and instruments (both real and virtual), Holly Herndon fused the ancient and futuristic to form a hopeful vision for our present. There are crystallizations of her club music on “Alienation” and “Eternal,” stunning chorales like “Frontier” indebted to both gospel and Medieval church music, breathtaking electro-acoustic sound design on “Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt,” and remarkable snapshots of Herndon’s process with glimpses at the AI’s “live training.” At a time when machine learning is viewed mostly with fear, Herndon depicts it more accurately as something young and innocent, something we created — in need of guidance, community, and, yes, love.  mind-bending arrangements and ideas that really test the stretch of the imagination.

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For the album, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers, guest contributors (Jenna Sutela, Jlin, Lily Anna Haynes, Martine Syms) and an inhuman intelligence housed in a DIY souped-up gaming PC to create a record that encompasses live vocal processing and timeless folk singing.

Can’t get enough of this album. Holly is a true innovator, and this is one of her most innovative releases.

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Based in Berlin The Underground Youth conjure black leather-clad post-punk melancholia in their new track “I Can’t Resist”‘, a macabre and crooning Ballad taken from their forthcoming ninth LP Montage Images of Lust & Fear that’s set for release on Fuzz Club Records next Friday.

“I Can’t Resist”, is like the bastard demon love child of The Damned’s Dave Vanian and The Birthday Party’s Rowland S. Howard, already establishing itself as one of the best songs to claw its way out of the seductive song catalog of The Underground Youth.

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On the song’s themes, frontman Craig Dyer explains: “Lyrically ‘I Can’t Resist’ has sort of a double meaning, on the surface it’s an impassioned love letter but it could also be read as a sinister list of hidden desires. The music could frame either, itself both driving and passionate.”

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The KVB are gearing up to the release of their sixth album, entitled ‘Only Now Forever’, which will be released October 12th via Invada Records.

The band have now shared new single “On My Skin” which the band describe as “the most openly romantic track on our new album”. They go on to explain “It’s a song that deals with the glowing anticipation of new relationships and the uncertainty and optimism whilst falling in love. How people have a presence even when they are not present, and how memories can linger and infatuate your mind. Treading the lines between euphoria and melancholia, it also recognises that in these delicate beginnings, nothing can last forever.”

After intense touring their 2016 release ‘Of Desire’, The KVB returned to their home to further immerse themselves in sonic experimentation. The resulting Only Now Forever heralds the next chapter in the adopted-Berliners dark, electronic pop development. “On our new album we wanted to take everything we had learned in the studio recording our last album and apply it to self-producing this album,” explains the band. Recorded entirely in their Berlin apartment throughout 2017 the band decided they wanted to take a freer approach to writing and recording. “In the past, we had always tried to restrict ourselves productions wise, to what was possible to play live as a duo, but this time we wanted to expand our compositions and instrumentation, and let the atmosphere dictate the layers of sound.”

Offering poignant lyricism that explores modern anxieties that plague many, the duo manage to imbue feelings of empowerment, fighting such struggles with a deceivingly sanguine sound. This seamless juxtaposition is perhaps their best trait. “For us it is an album of contrasts: light yet dark, uplifting yet melancholic, romantic yet unsettling.”

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The ethereal cover ,mirrors dreamy songs such as ‘Live In Fiction’, ‘Cerulean’ and ‘Violet Noon’ – the latter a romantic ode to the apocalypse. In reaction to the anxieties of now, there are more aggressive moments on the album, such as the title track ‘Only Now Forever’ and the single ‘Above Us’, a driving defiance against modern life. Dark and seductive tracks like ‘Afterglow’ & ‘Into Life’ show the influence being in Berlin has had on making the album, a place that has been their home for the past four years.

The duo will take Only Now Forever on the road across the UK and Europe following the October release.

 

Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe will release their second full-length album on 12th October 2018.

The nine-track eponymous album was recorded in Anton Newcombe’s Cobra Studios in Berlin last year and was mostly co-written by the duo.  Now, the band have unleashed the video for new track ‘Please Never Die’ made by Parks herself alongside Ruari Meehan.

The pair first collaborated in 2015 on the album ‘I Declare Nothing’, which saw Park’s vocals as “unique and smoke-laden, and hypnotic” when it was named Album of the Month. A native of Toronto,  Parks moved to London at the age of seventeen where she briefly studied photography before deciding to focus on music. Parks went on to make a lasting impression on Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records, and she became one of his first signings on 359 Music, releasing her debut record ‘Blood Hot’ in November 2013 to excellent reviews. “She’s only 24 and is already an amazing songwriter,” McGee once said. She just doesn’t quite know she is yet,  her most beautiful quality is her lack of ego. Tess is an amazing lady”.

Her partner in crime, Anton Newcombe, is a man who needs no introduction as Founder Of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. A man who offers insight into a musical mind who has done so much but strives for more. And more is what he keeps on producing.

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BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE  are set to release the first of two expected new albums in 2018
‘Something Else’ Is out on  Out On 1st June 2018, On his own imprint A Recordings.

Hear first single ‘Hold That Thought’

Brian Jonestown Massacre will release the first of 2 new albums in 2018; ‘Something Else’ is out on 1st June on A Recordings. The album, which is available on 180grm white vinyl, was recorded and produced at Anton Newcombe’s Cobra Studio in Berlin. The second album of 2018 is self-titled and will be out in September, more details to come on that at a later date…

‘Something Else’ is the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s 17th full-length release, the style of which is less experimental than more recent records and harks back to the traditional sound of the band. Recorded between 2017 and 2018, this 9-track album will please old and new fans alike.

Following a relatively quiet 2017 – the band did a tour of the US East & West Coasts and Mexico City to support last year’s album ‘Don’t Get Lost’ – the band have now announced tours of the USA, Canada and Australasia, and will shortly be announcing a tour throughout the UK and Europe.

Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 4 years, having released 3 critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre albums and an EP, 1 soundtrack album and 1 album with Tess Parks, the follow up to which will be released in between the forthcoming BJM albums this year. All releases were fully recorded and produced at Anton’s studio.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre track ‘Straight Up and Down’ was used as the theme tune to the multi-award winning Boardwalk Empire. Anton penned the soundtrack for ‘Moon Dogs’, a film directed by multi-BAFTA nominated Philip John (Svengali, Downton Abbey, Being Human).

Track Listing
1. Hold That Thought
2. Animal Wisdom
3. Psychic Lips
4. Skin and Bones
5. My Poor Heart
6. My Love
7. Who dreams of cats?
8. Fragmentation
9. Silent Stream

‘a reaffirmation of their cult status.’  – Guardian
‘’Twenty years of enthusiastic participation in the rock’n’roll lifestyle may have cemented Anton Newcombe’s legend, but sobriety – he’s been clean for five years – clearly suits him.’ – Q Magazine
‘BJM delicately balance classic 60’s songwriting and woozy shoegaze…. they still inhabit a different, more enticing cosmos to their peers.’ – Mojo
Anton Newcombe is one of those rare artists who manages to stay prolific without compromising his output.’ – NME
‘astonishingly relevant in psych-obsessed 2014’ – Time Out
‘As notorious as he is prolific, Anton Newcombe has been creating shoegaze-inflected psychedelic jams for the best part of 25 years.’ – Record Collector
‘Anton Newcombe’s garage psych troupe excel on 14th LP’ – Guitarist
‘BJM are a fucking great band.’ – CRACK
‘Long Live Anton Newcombe, we still and will always adore you.’ – 1883

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Yet another work in progress from Anton Newcombe… I try and write a song or two a day, this one took all day to create,most likely because I wrote and recorded 3 other ones that I didn’t like.
Hold That Thought.

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Anton Newcombe and “Yet another work in progress… i try and write a song or two a day, this one took all day to create,most likely because i wrote and recorded 3 other ones that i didn’t like.”

 Anton Newcombe  “Work in progress, october 30th 2017 – working on words, i find it best to leave it for when i. I’m walking to the studio, and let my mind wander ..

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works in progress, sounds a bit like an album… left loads of extra tracks for 10′ singles and stuff.

1. alive 2. monochrome wound 3. mount pleasant 4. bindle 5. please never die 6. french monday afternoon 7. die neve welt 8. talkin bout the weather 9. right on

recorded here at Cobra in Berlin, Anton Alfred Newcombe 2017