Watch Ezra Furman turn in a knockout performance of ‘Restless Year’, the first single from his new album ‘Perpetual Motion People’, on Later With Jools Holland. Pre-order from iTunes now and get an instant download of the single. Huzzah!
Brooklyn Vegan have premiered Apocalypso from the upcoming Doomsquad EP released next week…
The band will be in town for some shows next week -
Saturday 23rd May – LIVERPOOL, Sound City Festival
Sunday 24th May – Marble Factory in BRISTOL w/ Fucked Up
Monday 25th May – Mine for GOLD SOUNDS FESTIVAL, LEEDS w/ Fucked Up
Tuesday 26th May – Koko, LONDON w/ Fucked Up
Wednesday 27th May – Shacklewell Arms, LONDON, UK w/ Fucked Up
29th May – Dalston Roof Park, LONDON tickets
Following his hugely acclaimed sold-out orchestral tour in late 2014, and currently working on his third solo album, JOHN GRANT has today announced news of his biggest headline show to date.
Thu 5 Nov ELDBORG, HARPA, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Fri 6 Nov ELDBORG, HARPA, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Mon 09 Nov VICAR STREET, DUBLIN, IRELAND
Thu 12 Nov EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH, LONDON, UK
Fri 13 Nov BRIGHTON DOME, BRIGHTON, UK
Tue 17 Nov BOTANIQUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Wed 18 Nov MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Fri 20 Nov DEN ATELIER, LUXEMBOURG
Sat 21 Nov KAUFLEUTEN, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sun 22 Nov FABRIQUE, MILAN, ITALY
Tue 24 Nov BUERGERHAUS STOLLWERCK, COLOGNE, GERMANY
Wed 25 Nov UEBEL & GEFAHRLICH, HAMBURG, GERMANY
Thu 26 Nov POSTBAHNOF, BERLIN, GERMANY
Sat 28 Nov VOXHALL, AARHUS, DENMARK
Sun 29 Nov VEGA, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Tue 01 Dec PUSTERVIK, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
Wed 02 Dec SODRA TEATERN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Fri 04 Dec COSMOPOLITE, OSLO, NORWAY
Sun 06 Dec ZETLITZ, STAVANGER, NORWAY
Tickets go on-sale on Wednesday at 10am.Except Reykjavik on-sale 1June
On Monday 1st June Icelandic-quintet MAMMÚT will release their new EP, and debut for Bella Union, ‘RIVER’S END’. We are very pleased to share with you the “enchanting” new single from this fine EP ‘Blood Burst’.
The bands own words on ‘Blood Burst’…
“Bloodburst is a disguise, a happy anthem of a sad and desperate situation. It is about creating your own truth and turning secrets into adventures. The song is written in a small windowless space right outside of Reykjavík. Bloodburst came to us fast and the lyrics came along side with it.”
MAMMÚT will play End Of The Road Festival in September
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th September – END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL, Larmer Tree Gardens
River’s End EP will be released digitally on Monday 1st June via Bella Union.
Follow the release of their debut album JEM last week, Manchester-duo Bernard + Edith have shared a rather beautiful reworking of ‘WURDS’ – one of the albums many highlights – by Icelandic electronic outfit SAMARIS… sporadic synth lines replace the droning vocals and booming drums of the original to create the sense of a entirely different song.
Check it out below…
Bernard + Edith – ‘WURDS’ (Samaris Remix)
BERNARD + EDITH will be performing a special Rough Trade In-Store next Tuesday followed by an album launch show in Manchester on Friday 29th May.
All upcoming dates below…
Tuesday 26th May – Rough Trade East In-Store, LONDON
Friday 29th May – St. Margaret’s Church, Whalley Range, MANCHESTER
Saturday 6th June – Parklife Festival, MANCHESTER
Sunday 7th June – Field Day, LONDON
Check out the video to the recent single ‘Heartache’ HERE
Already firmly established within the city’s underground music scene, Greta ‘Edith’ Carroll and Nick ‘Bernard’ Delap draw on influences ranging from Fever Ray to Portishead via Cocteau Twins, David Lynch, Kate Bush and Japan to create the most deliciously dark art-pop/soul. In mid-2014 the band released their debut single ‘Poppy’ on the excellent SWAYS Records to much acclaim, followed at the end of the year by ‘Wurds’, their first for Bella Union. Jem expands on these early declarations with a rich soundscape that dazzles with its inventive spread of colour and texture, taking a road less travelled to a more uniquely slanted place within the current pantheon of electronic pop.
Bernard + Edith’s unconventional approach starts with using their middle names for a band name, which evokes the image of an older couple rather than a pair in their early twenties who instantly bonded over music after meeting as teenagers. Theirs is a true collaboration, jointly creating the music and beats (their videos and stage projections too), bringing different influences to the union but meshing them to sublime effect. “Nick was more into indie and electronica and I was a huge jazz fan, singers like Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Julie London,” says Greta. “But then together we veered toward more experimental composition, like Meredith Monk and Philip Glass. And Twin Peaks was major for us, not just the soundtrack but the imagery and the weirdness.”
The album is a multi-faceted jewel, from the lush Cocteaus-shiver of ‘Crocodiles’ to the exquisite Eastern climes of ‘China’ and the R&B twist of ‘Poppy’. What unites all 13 tracks is a beguiling fusion of intimacy and sensuality with something more mysterious and spectral.
JEM is out now via Bella Union