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Hookworms have announced their first new work in over three years after unveiling plans to release their new record Microshift in February via Domino Recordings. The Leeds band have given fans a teaser of their new album.

There’s plenty of synths at play on this lead track ‘Negative Space’, from the forthcoming new album announced by Hookworms today.  The album marks a seismic shift in their sound, dynamic, songwriting and production, whilst still bearing all the ferocious energy, intricate musicianship and bruised but beautiful song-craft of the previous releases which have quietly made them one of the UK’s most revered young bands.

This is the band’s third studio album technically but arguably the first in which the studio has been central to its creation. Pearl Mystic and second LP, The Hum were heavily informed by the band’s live sound, Microshift on the other hand came to life in the studio, formed out of loops, modular synthesizer sequences, drum machines, homemade samples etc. which were jammed around and layered until the songs began to emerge.

The record was written and recorded in full following a complete rebuild of the band’s Suburban Home Studio after the River Aire floods in Leeds in the winter of 2015 which devastated the studio.

‘Microshift’ is set to arrive on February 2nd 2018 through Domino Recordings, and you can hear its first cut streaming below. Hookworms will two solo shows before Christmas, followed by a UK tour early next year.

 

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Detroit’s Protomartyr have had a steady rise to gaining the awareness they deserve for their dark, alcohol-soaked post-punk. In 2015 they released The Agent Intellect to widespread acclaim, ending up on many year-end lists or quickly became ‘ones to watch’, even though that was their third album. The advantage of this slow rise into sight is that they’ve had time to hone their vicious and cunning rock – and now for their fourth album they will have an even bigger platform from which to reach people, as they have been signed by Domino Recordings.

Protomartyr’s fourth album will be called Relatives In Descent, a perfectly gloomy-yet-epic title, and it comes out on September 29th. That still feels like some way off, but in the meantime they have presented the 5 minute, album-opening statement ‘A Private Understanding’, which touches on the human condition, longing and Elvis Presley. You can consume that below.

Protomartyr ‘A Private Understanding’ taken from the new album ‘Relatives In Descent’ out September 29th on Domino Recordings

Deluxe edition LP of “Relatives In Descent” is up for pre-order. Limited pressing on multi-colored vinyl, includes 24-page lyric zine and a foldout poster.

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Alex Giannascoli has been killing it since race and he has remained my favorite musician, lyricist, and overall artist for the past 2 years. Seeing him evolve off of his idiosyncratic sound and add onto it with more layers of experimentation and character is phenomenal. ive been waiting for this album for a long time

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“Rocket” is Philadelphia-based artist Alex G’s eighth full-length release—an assured statement that follows a slate of humble masterpieces, many of them self-recorded and self-released, stretching from 2010’s RACE to his 2015 Domino debut, Beach Music.

Amid the Rocket recording process, Alex G made headlines for catching the attention of Frank Ocean, who asked him to play guitar on his two 2016 albums, Endless and Blonde. More than any stylistic cues, what Alex took from the experience was a newfound confidence in collaboration. Rocket wears this collaborative spirit proudly, and in its numerous contributors presents a restless sense of musical experimentation – effortlessly jumping from distorted sound collage to dreamy folk music to bouncing Americana.

Rocket illustrates a cohesive vision of contemporary American experience; the cast of characters that Alex G inhabits have fun, fall in love, develop obsessions, get in trouble, and—much like rockets themselves—ultimately they burn out. Alex, though, in a collection of songs that’s both his tightest and most adventurous, is poised only for the ascent.

releases May 19th, 2017

Beach Music

Now rechristned Sandy (Alex G), the artist formerly known as, um, Alex G, is set to deliver his follow-up to his Domino Recordings debut Beach Music.

Rocket, mixed by Jacob Portrait, will be his eighth album since 2010. The prolific Philly-based singer/songwriter popped up on Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Endless last year and teasers from the new record reveal different sides to his evolving sound: “Witch” is rife with the psychedelic, lo-fi warmth we’ve come to know and love (although the baroque-y tones are a nice addition). “Bobby” on the other hand demonstrates Alex G’s ability to leap across genres, with country-western tones aplenty.

With the release of his Rocket album just a few weeks away, (Sandy) Alex G has shared two new songs from the upcoming record. Like the three tracks we’ve already heard from the album, “Sportstar” and “Brick” present two very different sounds from the Philadelphia artist — the first track is glossy and polished while the second is a two-minute hardcore headbanger. (Sandy) Alex G’s Rocket album is due out May 19th.

If you are unaware, Peter Perrett is a UK singer-songwriter who’s known for his very distinct vocals and pungent lyrics. The former front man of The Only Ones releases his first album in about 20 years. Perrett has struggled with addiction for quite a while, so its nice to see him emerge from the rubble and put out an album. “How The West Was Won” takes current pop culture by storm and makes it something worth talking about. The title track is refreshing, sarcastic and the use of a jangle guitar and slide guitar fit the “California” vibe that he intended.

Perrett makes each song on How The West Was Won sound natural and effortless, as though he were continuing a briefly interrupted conversation rather than picking up the threads of a solo career that faltered two decades ago. He claims to have barely touched a guitar in the decade between The One’s 1996 album Woke Up Sticky and the 2007 reunion of The Only Ones; with Perrett, a hiatus could so easily turn into a hibernation. Yet Perrett’s familiar voice sounds like it simply stepped out of the room for a few minutes and popped back in again.

Backed by his sons – Jamie and Peter Jr. on lead guitar and bass respectively – and produced by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones), Peter’s intuitive feel for words; his flair for idiosyncratic metaphors and his deadpan wit are all still as sharp as ever.

As demonstrated perfectly by the title track and album opener which Perrett shares today. It finds him railing against American imperialism and celebrity culture. The video is directed by Focus Creeps (Arctic Monkeys/King Krule) and features Peter’s band with whom he recorded the album

The Details

Released: June 30th 2017 ,Deluxe edition red LP with a signed photo print, limited to 500 copies globally.

The LP has a gatefold sleeve, 8 page booklet & comes with MP3 album download card.

Julia Holter’s magnificent In The Same Room is comprised of new arrangements of songs from three of her previous studio releases and   it’s an essential release for anyone who has witnessed her brilliant, beguiling band on tour, as well as the perfect introduction to a truly important and innovative young artist.

“A dazzling insight into the fluidity of Julia Holter’s approach to live music.”  MOJO

In The Same Room

It’s been eight years since Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs (a founding member of Pavement and Preston School of Industry), released any new music. He knows that. The years just have a habit of slipping away sometimes.
“Doris and The Daggers” is worth the wait, it showcases the most personal and emotional music Kannberg has written, reflecting the life changes that occurred over those eight years. During that stretch, Scott weathered the loss of friends, treasured the joys of fatherhood, lived life as an Australian,  experiences that inform these warm, sweetly melodic and soundly honest songs.

The first Spiral Stairs record The Real Feel came in 2009, just as Pavement were announcing a hugely successful burst of reunion shows. After that, Scott and his wife moved to Brisbane, Australia, started a family and life simply got in the way. Having moved back to Los Angeles, the original concept for the album was to go to Seattle’s Orbit Studios and “record the whole thing in a week, like the old days.” Then, a month before the trip, Scott awoke to heart-breaking news: Darius Minwalla, who had drummed with Preston School of Industry and on The Real Feel, and was scheduled to play on the mooted Seattle sessions, died suddenly in his sleep.

Scott was deep-sixed by the news, and it would be another three months before he was ready to return to the studio. By that time, the album had changed – the songs had grown in the interim, become longer, more emotional. Following Darius’ death, Scott went to spend time with his friend, singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz, up in San Francisco, where they bounced ideas off each other. “His influence made me turn the record in an entirely different direction.”

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Instead of a week-long blitz, Doris and The Daggers was recorded over a more civilised, considered batch of short sessions at Exactamundo studios in Eagle Rock, California. Long-time low-end foil Matt Harris returned on bass duties, while the drum-stool was adopted by Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff. The trio cut 30 songs in all, while a number of Scott’s close musical friends stepped in to make some key contributions. Peroff’s Broken Social Scene cohort Kevin Drew sang on ‘Emoshuns’, Kelley Stoltz lent guitar to the summery chime of ‘AWM’, and The National’s Matt Berninger lends vocals to the bittersweet, zephyr-light ‘Exiled Tonight’.

“I guess I’ve been writing songs for a while now,” reflects Kannberg on his second album. “I like hearing echoes of things I love in the music that I make. Writing music doesn’t come easy to me – it’s hard to write a song that’s good. But our memories slowly escape us as we get older, and in songs you kind of relive those moments, the things that matter.” And that’s part of the key to Doris and The Daggers’ charm, along with the lyrical wit and Scott’s unerring knack for tuneage as embraceably familiar as a beloved sweater; these songs are full of life, stories engagingly told, and a sense of affection for everything that happens within them. You’ll keep returning to them again and again, and hope that Scott doesn’t wait so long to cut his next batch.

Real Estate are releasing a new album , “In Mind” on March 17th via Domino Recordings . Previously the band shared the video for its first single and opening track, “Darling” Now the band has shared a funny little tutorial video to its webpage where they teach you how to play In Mind’s next single, “Stained Glass.” The catch is that there’s no sound to the video, the band want you to come up with your own version based on the video’s two guitar parts and keyboard notes. The band writes on Facebook: “We’d be psyched to hear your take, your version post it with #StainedGlassTutorial. Don’t worry about getting it right… make it your own.” The full song will be released next week. Check out the video below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

In Mind is the band’s first album since guitarist Matt Mondanile left the lineup to focus on his project Ducktails.  Julian Lynch (also from the band’s home state of New Jersey and a well-regarded solo artist in his own right) replaced him on tour and this is Real Estate’s first album with Lynch as a new full time member. The album is the follow-up to 2014’s widely acclaimed Atlas and was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Cole M.G.N. (Beck, Julia Holter).

Real Estate’s Martin Courtney also released a solo album in 2015, Many Moons.

Australian three-piece Middle Kids first came to public attention with the release of their debut single “Edge Of Town” in May last year. Elton John declared himself a fan, Triple J placed the song on high rotation, and across North America the track received significant radio support on over 30 AAA/Alt stations.
To date, ‘Edge Of Town’ has accumulated more than 3 million streams on Spotify. Not bad for a band that, when they recorded the single, hadn’t played a single show. Now, Middle Kids have shows in Australia, America, and Europe under their belt; and they’re preparing for a major tour across the US with Cold War Kids, with headline shows and a stop at SXSW also plotted – big achievements for a band that is destined for so many more, starting with the release of their debut EP, out February 17th on Domino Recordings.
released February 17th, 2017

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Julia Holter shares re-working of 'Horns Surrounding Me'

Julia Holter, is set to release her new album “In The Same Room” through the new Domino Documents imprint, she has also shared a haunting re-working ofthe track ‘Horns Surrounding Me’.

The forthcoming live studio record kicks off a new start for both Holter and Domino Recordings, an arrangement sees a new irregular series of live studio recordings designed to capture the ever-evolving arrangements of our artists and their bands in high fidelity.

Taking its inspiration from classic BBC sessions, each Domino Documents release will be recorded in no more than a day or two at a studio in London – or at least that’s they plan. In The Same Room to be released March 31st 2017 – is named after a song from Julia Holter’s 2012 album “Ekstasis”, and this new career-spanning collection is the fruit of two days recording by Julia and her tremendous band at RAK Studios in the days after their main stage performance at Green Man Festival in Wales.

Julia Holter leads the way for the new Domino subsidiary