Watch: Ezra Furman – Lousy Connection

Watch the new video for Lousy Connection by Ezra Furman! It is EGGY.

Lousy Connection by Ezra Furman, from Perpetual Motion People. Released 2015 on Bella Union.

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/PMPDL
CD: http://hyperurl.co/PMPCD
LP: http://hyperurl.co/PMPLP

Directed by Anika Mottershaw & Kimberly Arms
Produced by Kimberly Arms
Edited by Charlie Denholm, Anika Mottershaw & Kimberly Arms
Filmed by Thom Hoffman, Simon Kay & Anika Mottershaw
Lighting by Callum Sadler

John Grant unveils “Disappointing”, the first single from “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure”

With his much-anticipated third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure due for release 2nd October on Bella Union, JOHN GRANT today unveils the LP’s first single, the supremely addictive “Disappointing”, which features Tracey Thorn on guest vocals. Click HERE to listen.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand), refines and entwines the two principal strands of Grant’s musical DNA, namely the sumptuous tempered ballad and the taut, fizzing electronic pop song. There are newer musical accomplishments across its panoply of towering sound, like the title track’s new steely demeanour, while the ominous drama of “Black Blizzard” echoes both John Carpenter and Bernard ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ Fevre’s beautiful and icy synthscapes. The contagious, gleeful “You And Him” marries buzzing rock with a squelchy electronic undertow, while orchestral drama swathes the bad-dreamy “Global Warming” and the album’s gorgeously aching widescreen finale “Geraldine”. John recently released a NSFW (or at least not for the squeamish) album trailer featuring the title track which can be viewed HERE.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure will be released 2nd October on Bella Union. Album artwork, new photo by Gem Harris, and European tour dates below:

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John Grant European tour dates:

Thursday 5 November – REYKJAVIK – Eldborg Harpa

Friday 6 November – REYKJAVIK – Eldborg Harpa

Monday 9 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street

Tuesday 10 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street

Thursday 12 November – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo

Friday 13 November – BRIGHTON – Dome

Sunday 15 November – PARIS – La Cigale

Thursday 17 November – BRUSSELS – Botanique 

Wednesday 18 November – AMSTERDAM – Melkweg

Friday 20 November – LUXEMBOURG – Den Atelier

Saturday 21 November – ZURICH – Kaufleuten

Sunday 22 November – MILAN – Fabrique

Tuesday 24 November – COLOGNE – Buergerhaus Stollwerck

Wednesday 25 November – HAMBURG – Uebel & Gefahrlich

Thursday 26 November – BERLIN – Postbahnof

Saturday 28 November – AARHUS – Voxhall

Sunday 29 November – COPENHAGEN – Store Vega

Tuesday 1 December – GOTHENBURG – Pustervik

Wednesday 2 December – STOCKHOLM – Sodra Teatern 

Friday 4 December – OSLO – Cosmopolite 

Saturday 5 December – BERGEN – Logen

Sunday 6 December – STAVANGER – Zetlitz

Clarence Clarity Premieres ‘Will To Believe’ Video on DIY

Clarence Clarity explores isolation in space, insanity in solitude and joy in the unknown with new video ‘Will To Believe’.  

Extraordinary UK artist Clarence Clarity, renowned for his unique and provocative imagery, releases his latest video ‘Will To Believe’, taken from acclaimed debut album ‘NO NOW’ out now on Bella Union.

He says; “The video for ‘Will To Believe’ was made by Vinyl Williams, who I’ve been a fan of for ages, so rather than continuing to rip him off I thought I’d ask him to get involved this time! He’s created a fully 3D world based around some of my ideas of isolation in space, insanity in solitude, joy in the unknown and pushed them through his totally unique kaleidoscope of colour and mind-melting CGI. A fully interactive version will be available for everyone soon. Much love to the internet, Clarence.”

NO NOW is available now via Bella Union. Buy it here: http://smarturl.it/clarityiscoming

Critical acclaim for NO NOW:

“Clarence Clarity’s electro-soul sleaze is unlike much you’ll hear this year, or any other year for that matter… Think Prince trapped in the wiring of a dusty Sega Mega Drive.” – NME

“… a unique approach to rhythm, combining squelchy, funk-dipped synths with crashing electronic beats and breathless, yearning vocals” Album To Hear in 2015 – DAZED

“… the new funkateer with the radical approach to rhythm and a messianic self-belief” THE GUARDIAN

“Clarence Clarity is a true one off” – CLASH

“He’s an enigma – a conjuror of freakish and impenetrable waves of sound that are both wildly disconcerting and bizarrely poppy.” – DIY

“… it’s audacity and ambition are extraordinary.” – SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE

“…his voice is addictive, the instrumentation is unlike anything else you’ll hear this year.” – NOISEY

http://clarenceclarity.com

http://twitter.com/clarenceclarity

http://youtube.com/clarenceclaritytv

http://instagram.com/clarenceclarity

exmagician…

exmagician

exmagician is Belfast duo Danny Todd and James Smith (formerly Cashier No. 9).
They make their debut this weekend at Standon Calling, catch them on the Bella Union stage at 3.15pm!

Bella Union will release an EP/LP in autumn 2015 and spring 2016.