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Check out the Ciaran Lyons-directed new video for ‘Static Resistance’, a track from the forthcoming new Hookworms album, ‘Microshift’, due out on February 2nd via Domino Recordings.

“‘Static Resistance’,” say the band, “is the oldest track on the album, we wrote and recorded the first version of it early 2015, not very long after ‘The Hum’ had been released. It’s one of only two pre-flood songs on the record. It’s a song about the wax and wane of depression and an eternal want to escape the life you’ve built.”

Live dates

FEBRUARY
23 LIVERPOOL Invisible Wind Factory
24 BRIGHTON Patterns
MARCH
04 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
09 MANCHESTER White Hotel
10 MANCHESTER White Hotel
18 NEWCASTLE Cluny
24 LONDON Electric Brixton
25 SHEFFIELD Picturehouse Social

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Austra is a JUNO nominated electronic pop project from Toronto, created by Katie Stelmanis in 2009 and includes three other players. Future Politics is album number three. It offers a tighter, punchier sound than the previous two with addictive beats and instant likeability. Lyrically, the songs are smart in not offering specific political ideas in a world where a cacophony of entrenched opinions and opposing interests is flourishing fiercely, scattering humanity into different antagonistic camps. Universal themes are touched upon, for example that both exploitation and mendicancy are undeserving of praise.

Katie also re-introduces the subject of alienation by technology, certainly truer in today’s world with ubiquitous cell phone finger tapping. She does this, however, with a warmer presentation than grim visions presented by say Ultravox in “Dislocation”. As such, the album has more of a hopeful vision of the future and inspires us to be creative in conjuring up new and better systems of society than the worn-out models of today. And amidst the chaos and the hostile arguments, it reminds us too, via the cover, that you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. Austra’s Future Politics offers a refreshing cleanse for wearied minds.

There’s a superb new EP / Mini-LP affair from Steve Mason of Beta Band fame, and Martin Duffy of Primal Scream, coming together as ‘Alien Stadium’. Brilliantly intuitive melodies and gritty blues sensibilities, pulled together with a respectable pool of complimentary talents.

A hybrid meeting of two musical voyagers working at maximum velocity for the betterment and detriment of all human kind. Join Steve Mason (The Beta Band) and Martin Duffy (Primal Scream) as they take you out of this world, into near Space and back to planet Earth again with their collaborative four track mini album, ‘Livin’ In Elizabethan Times’.

Tracklisting:
1. This One’s For The Humans
2. The Visitation
3. The Moon Is Not Your Friend
4. Titanic Dance (Lynch Mob Mix)

Rush released before imminent, full disclosure, this musical space ride from Alien Stadium is the sound of two enormous brains working in unrestricted full flow. This record is inevitable and is beautiful, frightening and enlightening. 30 minutes of music  Alien Stadium – This One’s For The Humans, taken from the mini album Livin’ In Elizabethan Times out December 1st 2017 on Double Six / Domino Recordings.

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Watch the new video from Patrick Watson for his brand new single ‘Broken’ which was recorded at studio PM in Montreal last month.

“This is a song I just felt like sharing before the next record. Dedicated to the storms we went through.” Patrick Watson Of the video, recently shot in Montreal, director Pedro Pires says: “It was a real pleasure to work with Patrick to create this video. We started with simple intuitive ideas such as characters fleeing or running away in fast moving vehicles. I then proposed to use reflections and flares to fragment the light to reveal a more impressionist moody state of mind of these various “broken” characters”.

Patrick Watson – Broken (Official Video) the new single.

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