John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (No Ceremony /// Remix)

With his London album launch show at Heaven having long since sold-out, JOHN GRANT has just announced news of a second London headline date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in May. Upcoming live info below:

Wednesday 13 March – LONDON – Heaven **(SOLD-OUT!)**

Wednesday 15 May – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£20)

Tickets for Shepherd’s Bush Empire go on-sale on Friday morning. A full UK tour is currently being scheduled and will be announced soon.

No Ceremony have delivered an awesome remix of ‘Pale Green Ghosts’, the album’s title track and new single. The remix is currently being premiered on the Guardian’s website:


Seeking Musicians



Happy, snowy January to you!

A young, female singer-songwriter is on the lookout for a London based drummer / percussionist, guitarist, bassist and keyboard/synth player and/or multi-instrumentalists.

It would be great if they were happy to sing harmonies and backing vocals although it isn’t vital.

Do let us know if you’d be interested in hearing the music and meeting up to play.

She is looking to tour from the Spring onwards.

Xiu Xiu tour with SWANS

Jamie is off on a solo tour with SWANS, dates below… say hi!

3/14/2013    Brno     Fleda Club
3/15/2013    Krakow     Kwadrat
3/16/2013    Warsaw     Stodola
3/19/2013    Budapest    Akvarium Klub
3/21/2013    Milan  I    Magazzini Generali
3/22.2013    Roma    I    Circolo Degli Artisti
3/23/2013     Verona    I       Interzona
3/25/2013    Basel    CH     Kaserne
3/26/2013    Yverdon-le-Bain CH     L’Amalgame club
3/27/2013    Feyzin    F     L’Epicerie Moderne
3/28/2013    Dijom    F     Le Consortium
3/29/2013    Luxemborg     Central Cultrel Kulturfabrik
3/30/2013    Antwerp    B     Trix Venue
4/01/2013    Birmingham           HMV Institute
4/02/2013     Brighton        Concorde 2
4/04/2013    London       Swans fest
4/05/2013    Leeds      Stylus
4/06/2013    Bristol    The Fleece

Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart // ‘Parallel Flights’ video

Last month Bella Union released Road To Palios, an exquisite cycle of instrumental duets for acoustic guitar and violin by Portland-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Francesconi and his partner Mirabai Peart, and now we are very pleased to share with you the new video for ‘Parallel Flights’.

Here’s what director Matt Kresling had to say about making the video…

“I have an old-fashioned idea about music videos—I think the videos should relate to the music. Some videos seem as if you could swap out the music and no one would be the wiser, but I didn’t want that to be the case with Ryan and Mira’s video. I wanted to make something that was a specific expression of their music. It was a bit tricky, inasmuch as their music is instrumental. So what’s it about, really? How to visually express it? Firstly, I knew they’d taken this trip to Greece together, and guessed it must have been an important trip, because hell, Ryan named the album after it: ‘Road to Palios.’ So it seemed like an obvious choice to make the video some kind of journey to idyllic Palios, probably starting from the urban hell-scape of Portland, Oregon (where he lives).

Second, I tried to draw on what I know about Ryan. We’ve been friends since we were 11-years-old, and I imagine I know stuff about him that isn’t apparent to audiences who only know him as a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist on a distant stage. For example, I know that he’s a funny guy. That doesn’t really come across when he’s shredding on a tambura, but I wanted to get his sense of humor into the video. Also, if you didn’t know, he’s freaky about cycling. So… bikes.”

Road To Palios is out now on Bella Union Records