Tiny Ruins announces new collaborative EP with The Clean’s Hamish Kilgour

On Friday 27th November New Zealand singer-songwriter TINY RUINS will release her new EP Hurtling Through

The EP was recorded and produced in collaboration with US-based Hamish Kilgour, of legendary NZ band THE CLEAN. The two first met in New York City in the late fall of 2013, where they spent a week performing a number of shows together. On the final day of Fullbrook’s stay in New York, they recorded two songs in a basement studio with engineer & producer Gary Olson. A year later, Fullbrook was back in New York after a long stint of touring, and the pair recorded an additional four tracks, again with Olson. The result is a seven-track EP of folk-based songs. The record includes two W.B. Yeats poems set to music, as well as a field recording of a late-night Brooklyn walk – with percussionist Kilgour taking a silver spoon to the railings and lamp-posts of the borough. The tracks feature Fullbrook on acoustic and electric guitars, her distinctive vocals captured in a raw & natural form. Kilgour contributes on drums and an eclectic array of percussion, with guest appearances from Greg Vegas on saxophone, and Danny Tunick on bass and vibraphone.

Hurtling Through will be released on limited edition vinyl and digitally on Friday 27th November

Full Tracklisting -

1. Tread Softly
2. Hurtling Through
3. Turn Around
4. Little Did I Know
5. Wandering Aengus
6. Public Menace
7. King’s County

Father John Misty announces 2016 UK tour dates


With his sold-out UK tour beginning in Sheffield tonight, FATHER JOHN MISTY has announced news of a further run of live performances for May next year, including his biggest London headline show to date at the Roundhouse in Camden. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, 30th October, at 9am. Upcoming UK live schedule below:

Monday 26th October – SHEFFIELD – Plug **(SOLD-OUT!)**

Tuesday 27th October – CAMBRIDGE – Junction **(SOLD-OUT!)**

Wednesday 28th October – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire **(SOLD-OUT!)**

Thursday 29th October – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire **(SOLD-OUT!)**


Wednesday 11th May – LEEDS – O2 Academy

Thursday 12th May – GLASGOW – O2 ABC

Friday 13th May – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall

Saturday 14th May – GATESHEAD – The Sage Gateshead

Sunday 15th May – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City

Tuesday 17th May – BRISTOL – Colston Hall

Wednesday 18th May – LONDON – Roundhouse

Saturday 21st May – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall

FATHER JOHN MISTY last week delivered a high-octane performance of current single “The Ideal Husband” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch below:

Critical acclaim for I Love You, Honeybear, out now on Bella Union:

“I Love You, Honeybear is a masterpiece. An at once personal and existential examination of a love affair and love itself, the album contains melodies other writers would kill for.”

Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

“Hugely entertaining… Its hard to tell where Joshua Tillman ends and his alias Father John Misty begins – but it doesn’t matter when the songs sound this good.”

The Guardian – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

“A revelation… A hugely ambitious, caustically funny album about the redemptive possibilities of love.”

NME – 9/10 (Album Of The Week)

“It wows the listener outright… An album that reaffirms your faith in the transformative powers of love.”

The Observer – 4 Stars **** (Album Of The Week)

“Tillman is one of music’s most arch satirists.”

Time Out – 4 Stars (Album Of The Week)

“A compelling and addictive listen. The gags are good, but the songs are always better.”

Loud And Quiet – 10/10

“For it’s black lyrical humour alone, I Love You, Honeybear would be a winner. The fact that it’s matched to towering songwriting and swirling orchestrations makes it masterful stuff… A provocative star is born.”

Q – 4 Stars ****

“An epic creation which takes its cues from the likes of Harry Nilsson, Dory Previn and John Grant, it belongs to that honourable tradition which sets beautifully orchestrated pop and AOR against brutally honest and sometimes comically profane sentiments, sung with dramatic, edge-of-the-cliff conviction… A truly compelling album.”

Uncut – 8/10 

“Essentially an album-length love letter to his new wife, these are grand arrangements in the style of Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson.”

MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“A former Fleet Fox delivers something wondrous: a tart, timely, Broadway-bright boost for the devalued currency of the love song. Sneaking dark lyrics into plush settings in no new trick, but there’s no denying Tillman masters it.”

Independent On Sunday – 4.5/5 *****

“Richly layered and immaculately played, Tillman has a forte for poignant detail as well as some deliciously spicy wit.”

Metro – 4 Stars (Album Of The Week)

“His second album restates his lyrical brilliance… Strings, mariachi trumpets and harmonies work a treat, framing tunes that echo Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman.”

Daily Mail – 5 Stars *****

“FJM mixes tuneful Americana with heavy dollops of ’70s-style balladry. Much of it sounds like Elton John, circa Don’t Shoot Me, with the same blend of witty and powerful lyricism.”

Sunday Express – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

“An album that evokes – and stands up to – the likes of Glen Campbell’s Reunion: The Songs Of Jimmy Webb  and Gene Clark’s No Other, Tillman has created a sumptuously arranged set of gold-standard singer-songwriterly fare, the FJM guise has allowed Tillman to loosen up and write the most acerbic, carnal and surprisingly lovelorn material of his career.”

Record Collector – 4 Stars (New Album Of The Month)

“This breathtaking album will surely see Father John Misty walk away with all those end of year trophies.”

London In Stereo (Album Of The Month)

“FJM wields a grand echoing production that evokes the decadent 70s pop craftsmanship of Harry Nilsson, while tossing out some of the funniest lines since Dylan’s scornful peak.”

Mail On Sunday – 4 Stars ****

“Rich and rewarding… Slowed-down honky tonk and sumptuous orchestrations in Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow’ are reminiscent of classic Elton John while ‘Bored in the USA’ combines dreamy piano balladry with sardonic lyrics.”

Financial Times – 4 Stars ****

“an album by turns passionate and disillusioned, tender and angry, so cynical it’s repulsive and so openhearted it hurts.”

Pitchfork – 8.8

“I Love You, Honeybear is an exceptional work… A lush string-laden album anchored by a literate turn of phrase that’s by turns romantic, deeply cynical and often incredibly funny.”

Shindig – 4 Stars ****

“With his new Father John Misty record, Tillman is opening up and baring everything.”

DIY – 4 Stars ****

“Rich and absorbing… Brilliant stuff.”

The Sun – 4 Stars ****

“Tillman repeatedly hits the compositional sweet spot… The songs glow with gorgeous, flowing orchestrations and svelte arrangements.”

The Mirror – 4 Stars ****

FJM recently unveiled a hilariously meta new video for “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment,” one of the many standouts from I Love You, Honeybear. The new visual was helmed by writer-director-producer Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and can be watched HERE

Click HERE for the video to “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)” and HERE for the video for “I Love You, Honeybear”.

LANTERNS ON THE LAKE announce Sage Gateshead show with the Royal Northern Sinfonia

With the release of their third album Beings less than a month away on 13th November, today Lanterns On The Lake have announced news of a special one-off hometown show in February 2016 at the Sage in Gateshead accompanied by none of other that Royal Northern Sinfonia. For this unique event the band will be joined by the 39-piece orchestra to have their acclaimed catalogue of atmospheric rock and cinematic dream pop reworked and reimagined within a sumptuous orchestral setting. Date/info below:

Saturday 6th February 2016 – GATESHEAD – Sage tickets

Lanterns On The Lake have also just unveiled a video to current single “Faultlines”. Directed by HandHeldCineClub this beautiful, dark and intense film centres on one man’s desperate situation and chimes with the song’s themes of “Fractured lives like faultlines…”

Prior to the Sage show in 2016 and following the release of Beings, Lanterns On The Lake will be embarking on a 6-date UK tour in late November.

Dates/info below:

Sunday 29th November – CARDIFF – The Globe
Monday 30th November – BRIGHTON – The Haunt
Tuesday 1st December – LONDON – Moth Club
Wednesday 2nd December – MANCHESTER – Ruby Lounge
Thursday 3rd December – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Friday 4th December – GLASGOW – King Tuts

Beach House announce further tour dates and perform The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Beach House have announced the first round of 2016 tour dates for North America in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry. The trek begins February 29th in Cleveland at House of Blues and ends March 18th in Philadelphia at Union Transfer. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 23rd.

Beach House’s 2015 tour resumes on October 24th at Belfast’s Mandela Hall and their 2015 dates end with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore. Please find a complete list of dates below.

And last week, Beach House performed “One Thing” from Thank Your Lucky Stars on the release date for the album, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch that performance below.

Additionally, Beach House have scheduled a Reddit AMA for Tuesday, October 20th at 2pm EDT/ 7pm UK time.

Thank Your Lucky Stars is now available in North America through Sub Pop Mega Mart, Bandcamp, Amazon, and iTunes. LP and digital copies of the album are available through all DSPs and your local record stores, with the CD version following on Friday, October 30th. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will also receive the limited “Loser” edition on green vinyl (while supplies last).

About Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars:
Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars is the group’s second album for 2015. The album, which was recorded during the same two-month span as Depression Cherry, was produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Beach House have also issued a statement on behalf of the release:

Thank Your Lucky Stars is our sixth full-length record. It was written after Depression Cherry from July 2014 – November 2014 and recorded during the same session as Depression Cherry. The songs came together very quickly and were driven by the lyrics and the narrative. In this way, the record feels very new for us, and a great departure from our last few records. Thematically, this record often feels political. It’s hard to put it into words, but something about the record made us want to release it without the normal ‘campaign.’ We wanted it to simply enter the world and exist.

Thank you very much,
Beach House”

Tour Dates
Oct. 24 – Belfast, UK – Mandela Hall
Oct. 25 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
Oct. 26 – Glasgow, UK – ABC
Oct. 27 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Oct. 29 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival
Oct. 30 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
Oct. 31 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]
Nov. 02 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Nov. 03 – Brussels, BE – Autumn Falls @ AB [Sold Out]
Nov. 04 – Koln, DE – Gloria
Nov. 05 – Luxemborg, LU – Den Atelier
Nov. 07 – Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
Nov. 10 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
Nov. 11 – Gothenburg, SE – Tradgarn
Nov. 12 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Medis [Sold Out]
Nov. 13 – Copenhagen DK – Vega [Sold Out]
Nov. 14 – Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel K1
Nov. 16 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s
Nov. 17 – Munich, DE – Freiheiz
Nov. 18 – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
Nov. 20 – Barcelona, ES – Apolo [Sold Out]
Nov. 22 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera
Nov. 23 – Lisbon, PT – Armazén
Nov. 24 – Porto, PT – Teatro sa da Bandeira
Dec. 07 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory [Sold Out]
Dec. 09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore [Sold Out]
Dec. 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore [Sold Out]
Dec. 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore [Sold Out]

Feb. 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Mar. 01 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Mar. 05 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Mar. 06 – Montreal, QC – Rialto Theatre
Mar. 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar. 14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Mar. 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Mar. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

For ticket info please visit http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com/tour.

JOHN GRANT enters the UK album charts at Number 5

Exciting times for JOHN GRANT. Following across-the-board rave reviews for new album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure the LP entered the UK album charts at Number 5 with first week sales of almost 10,000 (UK) and over 30,000 across Europe. Meanwhile on the live front his biggest London show to date at Hammersmith Apollo on 12th November has already sold out.

Thursday 12th November – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo  **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Friday 13th November – BRIGHTON – Dome  **(SOLD-OUT!)**

John Grant’s 2016 UK live schedule can be found further down the announcement.

Critical acclaim for Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, out now on Bella Union:

“With Grey Tickles, Black Pressure John Grant arrives at one perfect amalgam of his peculiar skills, securing a subtle musical balance between the lush orchestral pop of Queen Of Denmark and the flinty electropop of Pale Green Ghosts… A richly rewarding album.”
The Independent – 5 Stars ***** (Album of the Week)

“His most riveting album yet.”
Q – 4 Stars ****

“The confessional king’s funkiest and finest yet.”
Uncut – 8/10

“A magnificent album, enthralling in its complexity.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“Grant has blossomed into arguably the most interesting and original songwriter in contemporary pop, blessed with the strongest melodic sensibility this side of Paul McCartney.”
The Telegraph – 4 Stars **** (Album of the Week)

“His ability to suddenly change mood and find tenderness and compassion amid the bleakness can knock you sideways… Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is variously agonising, hilarious, uplifting and moving: another bravura display from a unique songwriting talent.”
The Guardian – 4 Stars **** (Album Of The Week)

“Musically, he jumps just as easily between gorgeous soft-rock ballads (Global Warming, Geraldine) and funky electro-pop (the wonderful Disappointing). Result? Grey Tickles is a worthy follow-up to its illustrious predecessors.”
Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

“Grant is still angry, still purging, but with a heightened sense of mischief, both musical and lyrical.”
The Observer -  4 Stars **** (Album Of The Week)

“Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is moving, funny, unnerving and angry; one of the albums of the year.”
NME – 4 Stars ****

“One of the best songwriters since Leonard Cohen – certainly the funniest.”
The Times – 4 Stars ****

“No one takes on the cosmic injustices of existence quite like John Grant, let alone with tunes.”

“The follow-up to 2013′s rapturously received Pale Green Ghosts finds his ability to write choruses the size of Mongolia undimmed… Even as he courts discomfort the range of emotion and texture is impressive.”
Evening Standard – 4 Stars ****

“The music is as winning as his lyrics, a mix of twisted disco, dramatic ballads, strutting glam funk and cinematic techno pop… For all their brutal honesty, Grant’s records are flooded with humanity.”
Metro – 4 Stars ****

“Grant has a fascinating combination of wisdom, world-weary cynicism and righteous anger, buoyed by his typically biting humour – a healthy mix of gleeful and sardonic.”
DIY – 4 Stars ****

“The sharp-witted, silken-voiced singer-songwriter has created a bunch of marvellous songs for Grey Tickles, Black Pressure that barely leave a genre unturned yet are all unmistakably his own.”
Time Out – 4 Stars ****

“A multi-hued sonic delight of swooping orchestrations, buzzing electro and velvet-lined balladry. Grant’s open-hearted, funny and angry insights show his questing and compassionate spirit operating at its unbounded best.”
The Mirror – 4 Stars ****

“An album that illuminates the darkness with rich reserves of art, heart and humour.”
The Independent On Sunday – 4 Stars ****

“Grant holds our attention with unexpected juxtapositions, charming harmonies and sly wit… Too much, in his hands, is never enough.”
Financial Times – 4 Stars ****

“The most powerful use of electronic sounds since Depeche Mode’s Black Celebration.”
Sunday Express – 4 Stars ****

“Bursts at the seams with humour, charisma and personality… What Grey Tickles, Black Pressure shows us is Grant is continuing to turn his hand to new stylistic pastures with ease.”
Loud & Quiet – 8/10

“Moments of sheer beauty and unbearable melancholy make it essential.”
Attitude – 8/10

“A bold hybrid of dancefloor fillers, lushly arranged orchestral pop, and poetic mediations… John Grant’s third effort sees the Iceland-based musician reach a new level of maturity.”
The Skinny – 4 Stars ****

John Grant 2016 UK/Ireland live schedule:

Tuesday 26th January – GLASGOW – Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 27th January – BELFAST – Mandela Hall
Thursday 28th January – CORK – Opera House
Saturday 30th January – GALWAY – Seapoint
Monday 1st February – COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre
Wednesday 3rd February – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange
Thursday 4th February – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall
Friday 5th February – LEEDS – Town Hall
Sunday 7th February – LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Hall
Monday 8th February – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall
Wednesday 10th February – GATESHEAD – Sage
Thursday 11th February – SHEFFIELD – Octagon Centre

Wednesday 15th June – LONDON – Royal Albert Hall

A full list of John’s global tour dates can be found on his website.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is out now on Bella Union.