Ballet School: UK/Ireland tour

With the release of their much-anticipated debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour just four weeks away on 8th September, BALLET SCHOOL have just announced news of a 10-date UK/Ireland tour in November…

Dates below:

Tuesday 11 November – LEEDS – Belgrave Music Hall
Wednesday 12 November – GLASGOW – Broadcast
Thursday 13 November – LIVERPOOL – Shipping Forecast
Friday 14 November – BIRMINGHAM – The Bulls Head
Saturday 15 November – BRISTOL – Start The Bus
Monday 17 November – SHEFFIELD – Bungalows and Bears
Tuesday 18 November – BRIGHTON – The Hope
Wednesday 19 November – LONDON – The Lexington
Friday 21 November – DUBLIN – Workman’s Club
Saturday 22 November – BELFAST – Voodoo

Celebration – Chariot

Listen to CHARIOT from the band’s upcoming album, Albumin, due August 18th.

Pre-order the album direct from the Bella Union store and you will receive an eggsellent game designed by Katrina. Watch the eggstructional video below…

Catch the band live in the UK:
30th August – End of the Road
2nd September – The Shacklwell Arms (FREE SHOW w/Landshapes)

Watch: Ballet School – Lux

With the release of their much-anticipated debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour just over a month away on Bella Union, BALLET SCHOOL have revealed a visually striking and stylish video for new track ‘Lux’.

Directed by Nova Dando and currently premiering on Noisey, the video can be viewed here….

Philip Selway reveals video for ‘Coming Up For Air’

With anticipation mounting around the release of his sophomore LP Weatherhouse in October, Philip Selway has today unveiled the video to ‘Coming Up For Air’, the first single to be released from the album. Directed by the acclaimed Spanish film collective NYSU, the video features a montage of arresting images which incorporate classic 60s zooms, changing from real situations to dream sequences.

Philip Selway comments: “Good videos can make you rethink the song that you’ve written. They also shine a light on what makes the track tick. NYSU have made a visually rich and intriguing piece for “Coming Up For Air” which stands up in its own right, yet feels in tune with the track.

Listen to Marissa Nadler’s cover of ‘Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings’

Earlier this month Bella Union announced a very special split 7” release between two of its much-loved label-mates, Marissa Nadler and Father John Misty, as part of the annual Independent Label Market, and on Monday 4th August this one-off vinyl pressing will become available in all good record stores and also digitally here.

Marissa works her Southern gothic charms on ‘Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings’ (from Father John Misty’s 2012 debut album Fear Fun), while FJM cruises through a beautiful rendition of ‘Drive’ (from Nadler’s LP July).

Marissa Nadler will be visiting these shores at the end of August to play End Of The Road Festival before embarking on a UK and European Tour. Those dates below…

UK dates -

Saturday 30 August – LARMER TREE GARDENS – End Of The Road Festival
Sunday 31 August – BIRMINGHAM – Moseley Folk Festival
Monday 1 September – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 2nd September – LONDON -  Dingwalls
Wednesday 3rd September – MANCHESTER  – Soup Kitchen
Thursday 4th September – GLASGOW – Broadcast
Friday 5th September – DUBLIN – Button Factory

European dates -

Sunday 7th September – Deep in the Woods, Belgium
Monday 8th September – Bad Bonn, Dudingen, SWITZERLAND
Tuesday 9th September – El Lokal, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Wednesday 10th September – Treppenhaus, Rorschach, SWITZERLAND
Thursday 11th September – L’Usine, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Sunday 21st September – Incubate Festival, Tilburg. NETHERLANDS
Monday 22nd September – TRIX Centrum voor Muziek, Antwerp, BELGIUM
Tuesday 23rd September – Jubez, Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Wednesday 24th September – King Georg, KOLN, GERMANY
Friday 26th September – Hana–Bi, Ravenna, ITALY
Saturday 27th September – Palazzo Del Governatore, Parma, ITALY
Sunday 28th September – Anfiteatro del Venda, Padua, ITALY
Tuesday 30th September – The Rowing Sessions, Turin, ITALY
Friday 3rd October – VillaManuela 2014, Madrid, SPAIN
Saturday 4th October – Amplifest, Porto, SPAIN
Sunday 5th October – ZDB, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Tuesday 7th October – La2, Barcelona, SPAIN
Wednesday 8th October – Six Dogs, Athens, GREECE
Saturday 11th October – BLA, Oslo, NORWAY
Monday 13th October – Vienna Arena, Vienna, AUSTRIA

2:54 sign to Bella Union

2:54 – aka sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow – have unveiled ‘Orion’, the first taste of their highly–anticipated second album, which will be released worldwide later this year on their new label home Bella Union. The epic track, streamed and accompanied by enigmatic moving image artwork, was posted this morning by the band across their social networks, as they confirmed they’ll be releasing their second album later this year.

2:54 have also announced their live return, with a slew of dates starting in September with a showcase for Bella Union at the Union Chapel, as a part of AIM’s Labelled With Love series. They will then embark on a full UK tour throughout November, most shows of which will be on sale Wednesday 23rd at 9am. Dates/info below:

Monday 8 September – LONDON – Union Chapel (Bella Union Labelled With Love showcase)

Friday 7 November – RAMSGATE – Ramsgate Music Hall
Wednesday 19 November – LONDON – St. Pancras Old Church
Thursday 20 November – SHEFFIELD – The Harley
Friday 21 November – GLASGOW – The Broadcast
Saturday 22 November – MANCHESTER – Soup Kitchen
Monday 24 November – NOTTINGHAM – The Corner
Tuesday 25 November – BRISTOL – The Louisiana
Wenesday 26 November – BRIGHTON – The Hope

Having achieved much acclaim with their 2012 eponymous debut album, touring with The XX, Wild Beasts and Warpaint, it’s a welcome return for the Irish-born, London-based sisters, with full album details promised imminently.