Bella Union picked up the Best Independent Label trophy (thing) at the Music Week Awards recently. The prize was voted for by independent record shops; which is very lovely to have their support, as we love them too.
Unfortunately Mark could not be in attendance, so while he is not pictured above, he was there in spirit. To make up for him not being pictured, please follow this link to accept a picture of his favourite internet dog ‘Boo‘.
Beach House’s ‘Bloom‘ is released today. Whilst we could reel off a list of superlatives about the music, the best advice we can give is to simply listen to the record itself. The album is still streaming over at The Independent and you can buy it on CD and vinyl from theBella Union store.
Hear album opener ‘Myth’ below:
Beach House are on tour in the UK and Europe from next week, click here to see dates. The band return in the autumn to play Bella Union’s 15th anniversary takeover day at End of the Road festival and a headline show at London’s Roundhouse this November.
In November 2011 Laura Veirs released ‘Tumble Bee‘, an album of children’s songs, new and old, inspired by the birth of her first child last summer.
Laura came to these shores earlier this year to play a handful of special shows including the V & A Museum of Childhood and now we are very happy to share with you the video for ‘King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O’ animated by Britta Johnson.
Exciting times afoot for The Walkmen; with their much-anticipated new album Heaven due for release 4th June. The band’s London Village Underground show sold out the same day as it went on sale last month, confirming their growing status as one of America’s most celebrated bands of the past 10 years.
Thankfully New York’s finest have just announced news of an Autumn tour that takes in major cities like Glasgow and Manchester before reaching London for a performance at the Forum on 1st November.
Upcoming UK/Ireland live info below:
Tuesday 12 June – LONDON – Village Underground **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Sunday 19 August – POWYS – Green Man Festival
Saturday 27 October – BIRMINGHAM – Institute (£15)
Sunday 28 October – GLASGOW – ABC (£15)
Monday 29 October – DUBLIN – Vicar Street (€26)
Tuesday 30 October – MANCHESTER – Ritz (£15)
Thursday 1 November – LONDON – Forum (£17.50)