NADINE SHAH ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM HOLIDAY DESTINATION RELEASED AUGUST 25 VIA 1965 RECORDS

SHARES FIRST TRACK ‘OUT THE WAY’

ANNOUNCES UK TOUR INCLUDING LONDON’S SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE IN OCTOBER

Listen to ‘Out The Way’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foz1y69Qnbc

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For most of us, 2016 was a tumultuous and ugly year – one steeped in political chaos and an air of uncertainty. For Nadine Shah, these headlines had been a big part of her life for years, and Holiday Destination – her brilliant and compelling third album out on 1965 Records – sees her stepping out of the shadow of the complicated relationships she examined on her second album Fast Food and taking account of the world at large.

On ‘Out the Way’ – a terrific first single that is as biting and scathing in equal measure as any of her output – Shah grapples with the fact that as a second-generation immigrant, her identity is constantly brought into question, the song appropriately ricocheting with burning intensity, bubbling over the bed of Pete Wareham‘s taut, jagged saxophone as she contemplates the rise of global nationalism.

“So on this one trip to the States,” Shah recalls, “I’m taken to the other side of the airport in this room where everyone in the room has brown skin – and they’re all looking at me like ‘what the fuck are you doing here?!’ I just made this joke, I just said – ‘oh, I’m Pakistani.’ And then everyone started to laugh. But it’s just like – that’s totally about a rise in nationalism that I’m seeing. It’s completely terrifying. Even on Twitter I’ve had people telling me ‘oh, go back to where you’ve come from’ – and I’m like what? South Shields? It’s a proper identity crisis for me. I’m a second-generation immigrant – I was born in England, I’m very English – proper fucking English, mate!” she jokes, before adding “but I’m also culturally Muslim.”

Elsewhere Shah pulls no punches, exploring equally pertinent, difficult topics with similar intelligence and personality; from global issues such as the Calais refugee crisis and the Syrian civil war, to the more personal problems of inner turmoil surrounding the pressure of social conforming, the state of our mental health and simply encouraging others to have empathy. However, despite its themes, Holiday Destination is anything but a difficult listen. From the off it immediately becomes apparent that Shah and collaborator, co-writer and producer Ben Hillier’s knack for sharp hooks and rhythms have only progressed further.

For Shah, the first ideas for Holiday Destination came back in 2014, “I saw this really shocking news piece. It was about migrants and refugees turning up on the shores of Kos in Greece by the thousands. There were some holidaymakers being interviewed and they were talking about how ‘they’re really ruining our holiday’. The fact that they had no shame in saying that whilst being interviewed, on national television… it really shocked me. This is what I am seeing across the globe: people unashamedly saying these awful things. It’s like, wow – people really don’t care and they’ll happily talk about how they don’t care. That’s why it’s called Holiday Destination.”

Whereas some artists may stumble in putting their agenda across, Nadine Shah does not falter – whether it’s the confidence exuded in the one-two punch of ‘2016’ and ‘Out the Way’, or the emotional and heartfelt vocal turns on ‘Mother Fighter’ and ‘Jolly Sailor’, this is Nadine using her exceptional voice to put her inner workings in perspective and the world’s problems on trial in one of 2017’s most crucial albums.

Pre-order ‘Holiday Destination’ here: https://www.musicglue.com/nadine-shah-store/pre-order-new-album

Tracklisting:

1. Place Like This
2. Holiday Destination
3. 2016
4. Out The Way
5. Yes Men
6. Evil
7. Ordinary
8. Relief
9. Mother Fighter
10. Jolly Sailor

Tour dates:

20 May – Norwich @ Norfolk & Norwich Festival
16 Jul – London @ Citadel
01-03 Sep – Salisbury @ End of the Road
17 Sep – Birmingham @ Beyond The Tracks
10 Oct – Gateshead @ Sage Gateshead
11 Oct – Glasgow @ Oran Mor
13 Oct – Leeds @ Brudendell Social Club
14 Oct – Sheffield @ The Leadmill
15 Oct – Cardiff @ The Globe
16 Oct – Manchester @ Band On The Wall
19 Oct – London @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
22 Oct – Brighton @ Concorde 2

FLOATING POINTS SHARES ‘SILURIAN BLUE’ VIDEO FROM FORTHCOMING REFLECTIONS – MOJAVE DESERT PROJECT

RELEASED JUNE 30 VIA PLUTO AND LUAKA BOP (US)

FLOATING POINTS TO PLAY EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES

Watch ‘Silurian Blue’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_vtGMUzPnM

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Floating Points’ forthcoming short film and soundtrack – Reflections – Mojave Desert – finds Sam Shepherd and his band in a thrilling sonic exploration of environment under an endless desert sky. Today Sam has unveiled the first full track from the project, the seven-minute-long ‘Silurian Blue’.

‘Silurian Blue’ finds Sam and his band performing an expansive piece of music that captures the sonic landscape around them. “There’s such an interesting sonic environment,” Sam told NPR, speaking of how on a rehearsal trip to the Mojave he noticed it had the qualities to “turn this into something where we start exploring the space, sonically and visually”.

The first in a planned series of environmental recordings by Floating Points to be filmed and recorded at different locations around the world; the recording was made last year, as Floating Points travelled to the Mojave to rehearse in between US touring. Immediately struck by the distinct sonic tapestry created by the rock formations and valleys, Sam and the band set up a recording operation and filmed this new work at the base of the natural sculptures they encountered. The music of Reflections – Mojave Desert mirrors the landscape: soaring and vast, dynamic and intimate, centred around two longer works and shorter pieces that create a singular and seamless 27-minute experience.

One of London’s most sought-after DJs, producers and live entities, Floating Points has toured with The xx – supporting their record breaking string of dates at Brixton Academy, collaborated with Caribou, Four Tet, and has performed across the globe including festivals like Glastonbury, Primavera, and Pitchfork Festival Europe. Floating Points’ debut LP Elaenia was deemed Resident Advisor’s ‘Album of the Year’ in 2015. This was followed by the Kuiper EP in 2016. Sam also hosts the internationally renowned You’re A Melody DJ parties and co-runs the Melodies International reissues label.

Pre-order the album on vinyl and DVD here or digitally here.

Track list:

1. Mojave Desert
2. Silurian Blue
3. Kites
4. Kelso Dunes
5. Lucerne Valley

Tour dates:

22 April – Coachella, USA (Live & DJ)
26 May – Nuits Sonores, France (Solo live)
28 May – World Island, Leeds (Solo live)
10 June – Parklife, Manchester (Solo live)
17 June – Best Kept Secret, Netherlands (Solo live)
7 July – NOS Alive, Portugal (Solo live)
15 July – Farr Festival, Hertfordshire (DJ)
3 Aug – Dekmantel – Netherlands (Solo live)
5 Aug – Dekmantel, Netherlands (DJ)
12 Aug – Sunfall, London (Solo live)
13 Aug – Houghton Festival, Norfolk (DJ)

Praise for Floating Points:

“Wall-to-wall gorgeousness”
RA ‘Album of the Year’

“An extraordinarily beautiful debut”
4/5 MOJO ‘Electronic Album of the Year’

“Elaenia flits, swoops and soars beautifully”
5/5 The Guardian

“Pay attention to [Elaenia] and you’ll be rewarded”
8/10 ‘Album of the Month’ Mixmag

“The perfect meld of Shepherd’s machine trickery and musical background”
Red Bull

“Floating Points is free from the pretension of the crate-digger cliché”
CRACK

“[Floating Points] is just one of those people who always plunges in at the deep end”
FACT

“Exquisite”
8.5/10 DJ

“A visible and disciplined seven-track movement made for deep mental involvement”
Dummy

“A dizzying, virtuoso and bold act”
9/10 Loud & Quiet

“A soaring debut”
8/10 The Observer

“An astonishingly cohesive record”
4/5 Q

“Mesmerising”
4/5 DIY

“A sweeping, majestic debut that pleases hearts and minds alike”
8/10 Clash

8/10 Uncut

8/10 FT

8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“A brilliant encapsulation of a huge talent”
4/5 musicOMH

“A sublime introduction”
8/10 The Skinny

BEDOUINE ANNOUNCES DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT 23 JUNE VIA SPACEBOMB

SHARES FIRST TRACK ‘DUSTY EYES’

Listen to ‘Dusty Eyes’ here: https://soundcloud.com/spacebomb/bedouine-dusty-eyes/s-bTBde

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Bedouine, a Gallicised riff on bedouin – the nomad, the wanderer. Anyone can assume such a name, but Azniv Korkejian has an experience of what it means, the type of ground it covers. “Moving around so much caused me at some point to feel displaced, to not really belong anywhere and I thought that was a good title”. Her development was shaped by political landscapes and family opportunities, her adult life patterned by paths of her own. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. They settled in Boston, then Houston, but she split for L.A. as soon as she could. A casual offer to stay on a horse farm took her to the rolling hills of Lexington, Kentucky, followed by a year in Austin, and a trip east to Savannah for a degree in sound design. Returning to L.A., she discovered a close-knit community of musicians in Echo Park that started to feel like home. Maybe America is just a highway that leads back to L.A.

‘Dusty Eyes’ is premiering now via The FADER and Bedouine had this to say of the track:

“I wrote ‘Dusty Eyes’ after coming home from what was clearly a final date. It’s about infatuation, interrupted by the attempt to intellectualise it; trying to perceive the object as interchangeable. It nods to the common if not predictable cycle when love presents a challenge. This particular object of my affection had flecks of colour in his eyes like particles of dust in a sun beam, thus the title.”

Korkejian works with sound professionally, in dialogue editing and music editing, a slice of Hollywood’s sprawling industry. She never set out to be a singer in L.A., taking a zen approach to that part of her life, thinking that if it happens, it happens. “I just kept meeting the right people, who were professional musicians, and even though they were going on these big legitimate tours, they were still coming back to this amazing small scene, still demoing at home, and I immediately felt welcomed to join in on that. L.A. actually made me less jaded.” One day she walked into the studio of bass player / producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, The Black Keys) to inquire about portable reel-to-reel tape machines and ended up cutting the remarkable ‘Solitary Daughter’ in one take. So they began another kind of journey.

Bedouine has a sound – sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova. Lithe guitar picking and precise lyrical excursions. That mesmerising voice and phrasing. Working on around thirty tracks over three years, with contributions from a remarkable cast of players like guitarist Smokey Hormel (Tom Waits), Seyffert and Korkejian brought a selection of ten songs to Richmond, Virginia. She specifically sought out Spacebomb, approaching Matthew E. White after a show in L.A. He remembers listening to the song she sent over and over, on and off the road, “‘One of These Days’ became our alarm when we woke up for almost all of that tour.” Anticipating this future collaboration, the tracks were created with breathing room for the Spacebomb touch and Trey Pollard’s sinuous symphonic arrangements. Back in California, Thom Monahan brought all the elements together in a masterful final mix.

Eschewing notions of nomadic chic, Bedouine represents minimalism motivated by travel, paring down and down until only the essential remains. Her music establishes a sustained and complete mood, reflecting on the unending reverberations of displacement, unafraid to take pleasure along the way. At the end of ‘Summer Cold’, Korkejian composed an interstitial piece to recreate the sounds of her grandmother’s street in Aleppo. Partly due to America’s role in destabilising Syria, this sonic memory is the only way to return to her birthplace. Worlds that have been lost might only be accessed through a song, in a line or a melody or a trace of tape, but they must be looked for in order to be found, so she wanders on.

FLOATING POINTS ANNOUNCES ‘REFLECTIONS – MOJAVE DESERT’ SHORT FILM AND SOUNDTRACK FEATURING ENTIRELY NEW COMPOSITIONS

RELEASED JUNE 30 VIA PLUTO AND LUAKA BOP (US)

FLOATING POINTS TO PLAY COACHELLA & EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb7fBbGe0DI

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Floating Points began as the solo project of Sam Shepherd before it became clear the immersive, intricate nature of his music demanded expansion. Following his critically acclaimed debut Elaenia this is exactly what happened and Floating Points live became a band of incredibly talented musicians with Sam at the helm. Now, Floating Points has announced a new short film and soundtrack, featuring entirely new and unheard compositions – Reflections – Mojave Desert via Pluto on 30 June. The film, in collaboration with director Anna Diaz Ortuño, finds the ensemble in a thrilling sonic exploration of environment under an endless desert sky.

“Whilst we were out playing and exploring the area around us – the sound reflecting from the rocks, the sound of the wind between them, complete stillness at night and packs of roaming coyotes in the distance, it became apparent that we could use this as its own unique recording environment.”
Sam Shepherd, Floating Points

The first in a planned series of environmental recordings by Floating Points to be filmed and recorded at different locations around the world; the recording was made last year, as Floating Points travelled to the Mojave to rehearse in between US touring. Immediately struck by the distinct sonic tapestry created by the rock formations and valleys, Sam and the band set up a recording operation and filmed this new work at the base of the natural sculptures they encountered. The music of Reflections – Mojave Desert mirrors the landscape: soaring and vast, dynamic and intimate, centred around two longer works and shorter pieces that create a singular and seamless 27-minute experience.

Reflections – Mojave Desert begins with chords played on a Rhodes Chroma and recorded with a surround sound microphone. Throughout the filming, microphones were placed throughout the landscape to capture the natural sonic textures of the desert: the undulating sound of wind, a bird call, the rustling of bushes and more created a backdrop on which much of the record rests. The music softly shifts from the Fender Rhodes introduction to ‘Silurian Blue’, an expansive full band piece that balances refined restraint with explosiveness. In one scene, ‘Kites’, Sam Shepherd walks through a valley with a super directional microphone, swinging it back and forth as a synthesiser loop gets faster to showcase the natural reverb and shifting phase of sound waves. ‘Kelso Dunes’ signals the film’s final act: the sky grows dark, lasers flash, the band and rocks gleaming in the pitch black around them.

One of London’s most sought-after DJs, producers and live entities, Floating Points has toured with The xx – supporting their record breaking string of dates at Brixton Academy, collaborated with Caribou, Four Tet, and has performed across the globe including festivals like Glastonbury, Primavera, and Pitchfork Festival Europe. Floating Points’ debut LP Elaenia was deemed Resident Advisor’s ‘Album of the Year’ in 2015. This was followed by the Kuiper EP in 2016. Sam also hosts the internationally renowned You’re A Melody DJ parties and co-runs the Melodies International reissues label.

Track list:

1. Mojave Desert
2. Silurian Blue
3. Kites
4. Kelso Dunes
5. Lucerne Valley

Tour dates:

15 April – Coachella, USA (Live & DJ)
22 April – Coachella, USA (Live & DJ)
26 May – Nuits Sonores, France (Solo live)
28 May – World Island, Leeds (Solo live)
10 June – Parklife, Manchester (Solo live)
17 June – Best Kept Secret, Netherlands (Solo live)
7 July – NOS Alive, Portugal (Solo live)
15 July – Farr Festival, Cambridge (DJ)
3 Aug – Dekmantel – Netherlands (Solo live)
5 Aug – Dekmantel, Netherlands (DJ)
12 Aug – Sunfall, London (Solo live)
13 Aug – Houghton Festival, Norfolk (DJ)

Praise for Floating Points:

“Wall-to-wall gorgeousness”
RA ‘Album of the Year’

“An extraordinarily beautiful debut”
4/5 MOJO ‘Electronic Album of the Year’

“Elaenia flits, swoops and soars beautifully”
5/5 The Guardian

“Pay attention to [Elaenia] and you’ll be rewarded”
8/10 ‘Album of the Month’ Mixmag

“The perfect meld of Shepherd’s machine trickery and musical background”
Red Bull

“Floating Points is free from the pretension of the crate-digger cliché”
CRACK

“[Floating Points] is just one of those people who always plunges in at the deep end”
FACT

“Exquisite”
8.5/10 DJ

“A visible and disciplined seven-track movement made for deep mental involvement”
Dummy

“A dizzying, virtuoso and bold act”
9/10 Loud & Quiet

“A soaring debut”
8/10 The Observer

“An astonishingly cohesive record”
4/5 Q

“Mesmerising”
4/5 DIY

“A sweeping, majestic debut that pleases hearts and minds alike”
8/10 Clash

8/10 Uncut

8/10 FT

8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“A brilliant encapsulation of a huge talent”
4/5 musicOMH

“A sublime introduction”
8/10 The Skinny

JOAN SHELLEY SHARES NEW TRACK ‘WHERE I’LL FIND YOU’

SECOND TRACK TAKEN FROM HER FORTHCOMING, JEFF TWEEDY PRODUCED LP

JOAN SHELLEY OUT 5 MAY VIA NO QUARTER

Listen to ‘Where I’ll Find You’ here: https://soundcloud.com/noquarterrex/joan-shelley-where-ill-find-you-2

Over And Even was next-level extraordinary; her self-titled follow up, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, is even better”
Mojo ‘Rising’

“‘Where I’ll Find You’ bares a haiku’s graceful economy of language and meaning—sounding both old and new, spare yet lush.”
Pitchfork

“Shelley’s weapon against apathy is wholehearted tenderness, wielded with delicate precision.”
NPR

Joan Shelley has shared the second track from the self-titled follow up to her critically acclaimed 2015 LP Over and Even. Joan Shelley is out on 5 May ahead of a UK and Ireland tour in spring including at date at London’s The Lexington.

The album was recorded at The Loft in Chicago in collaboration with Jeff Tweedy. Along with longtime guitarist Nathan Salsburg, this time Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy and James Elkington will accompany Shelley on eleven new songs.

‘Where I’ll Find You’ is out now, read Pitchfork’s full review here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/18922-joan-shelley-where-ill-find-you/

Following on from the previously shared ‘Wild Indifference’, ‘Where I’ll Find You’ is subtly, delicately beautiful; Joan’s vocals effortlessly rising and falling, clinging to the guitar’s understated yet intriguing melody.

Over and Even was an album of the year at NPR Music and was a five star Daily Telegraph folk album of the year saying, “Joan Shelley has a rich voice that ebbs and flows, and brings out the deftest emotions of her strikingly well-written songs”.

Shelley will be touring Ireland and the UK this spring including a performance at London’s The Lexington on 8 May. She’ll also be performing in the US supporting with Wilco and Richard Thompson.

Joan Shelley is available for pre-order on CD/LP here and digital here.

Tour Dates:

27 Apr – Clonakilty, IE @ Debarra’s

28 Apr – Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny Roots Festival

29 Apr– Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny Roots Festival

30 Apr – Belfast, UK @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

3 May – Kilkee, IE @ The Greyhound

4 May – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s Upstairs

5 May – Glasgow, UK @ The Glad Café

6 May – Manchester, UK @The Eagle Inn

7 May – Bristol, UK @ The Wardrobe

8 May – London, UK @ The Lexington

EARLHAM MYSTICS SHARES NEW TRACK ‘TRUTH’

SECOND TRACK BY LUKE ABBOTT UNDER HIS NEW MONIKER

ANNOUNCES EP LAUNCH PARTY WITH GOLD PANDA AT LONDON’S ORBITAL COMICS APRIL 15

DEBUT EP TRUTH OUT APRIL 14

Listen to ‘Truth’ here: https://soundcloud.com/notown-recordings/earlham-mystics-truth/

Luke Abbott has shared the title track from his upcoming Truth EP under his new moniker – Earlham Mystics. The EP is set for release on April 14 (previously March 24) via Gold Panda’s NOTOWN Recordings label.

While the previously shared ‘Stolen Hearts‘ is a relentless earworm with more dancefloor leaning tendencies; ‘Truth’ takes a more stripped back, vocal-led approach, driven relentlessly forward by punchy percussion.

“The idea of ‘truth’ is a bit of a loaded topic” says Luke of the track, putting it plainly, “I hate this notion that we are living in ‘post-truth’ times. Truth isn’t something you can hide from, it’s the truth!”. Luke’s difficulty with accepting the idea of ‘post-truth’ comes across in the intense repetition and overlapping of vocals while the underlying beauty serves as a reminder that this notion is not set in stone.

Born out of a desire to break some of his own rules, Earlham Mystics is Luke Abbott hopping onto an alternate timeline for his career, both looking back to basics and moving in exciting new directions. Taking its roots from a time before 2014’s Wysing Forest moved him into a more symphonic, freeform realm and carrying those roots into the now, the Truth EP is Luke at his most immediate, offering up his most accessible work since previous releases on NOTOWN such as Modern Driveway and Object Is A Navigator.

Luke Abbott will be celebrating the launch of the Truth EP with a special NOTOWN Recordings event featuring DJ sets by Earlham Mystics and label head Gold Panda, at London’s biggest independent comic book store, Orbital Comics, in Covent Garden on Saturday 15 April 7-9pm. The event is free entry. For more details check notown-recordings.com and Orbitalcomics.com.

The Truth EP is out April 14 via NOTOWN Recordings.

OUR MOTHER SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘HEAVEN’

PLAY LONDON’S THE PICKLE FACTORY MARCH 30

“A remarkable band”
‘Breaking Act’ The Sunday Times

“They’ve quietly carved out a style that belongs only to them”
Crack Magazine

Watch the video for ‘Heaven’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGXo_EGtBBU

Tickets for The Pickle Factory are available here: https://www.songkick.com/store/events/29363954

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Our Mother have shared the video for their latest track, ‘Heaven’, ahead of their London show at The Pickle Factory – their first live date since performing a brilliantly received sold-out release show for the unique and undefinable A.O.B. EP last year.

Described as a “homage to karaoke”, the video sees singer John Hartley alone on stage while the rest of the band look on.

Subtly funny, sombre and slightly bizarre; the video offers a window into the world Our Mother have created for themselves, not just through their distinct and original music but through the intriguing personality they inject into everything they do.

Listen to the previously shared ‘Just Don’t’ here and Our Mother’s A.O.B. EP here.

Praise for Our Mother

“A remarkable band”
‘Breaking Act’ The Sunday Times

“They’ve quietly carved out a style that belongs only to them”
Crack Magazine

“Everything from Wild Beasts’ regal pop to Caribou’s heartfelt dancefloor works seem to feed into ‘Surprise Machine’”
DIY

“The rest of the world simply falls away”
The Line of Best Fit

“A pop group seemingly uninterested in the current trends in music, opting to create something entirely their own”
Pigeons and Planes

The Guardian – New Band of the Week ‘Ones to Watch’

THUMP – ‘7 Most Played’

“A contemporary sound that’s all their own”
Wonderland

“An independent voice that is sketching out fresh ground”
Clash

JOAN SHELLEY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY JEFF TWEEDY

SHARES NEW TRACK ‘WILD INDIFFERENCE’

JOAN SHELLEY OUT 5 MAY VIA NO QUARTER

Listen to ‘Wild Indifference’ here: https://soundcloud.com/noquarterrex/joan-shelley-wild-indifference-3/

Joan Shelley will release the self-titled follow up to her critically acclaimed 2015 LP Over and Even on 5 May before heading out on a UK and Ireland tour in spring including at date at London’s The Lexington.

The album was recorded at The Loft in Chicago in collaboration with Jeff Tweedy. Along with longtime guitarist Nathan Salsburg, this time Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy and James Elkington will accompany Shelley on eleven new songs.

‘Wild Indifference’ is out now as one of NPR‘s ‘Songs We Love’ along with an interview with Joan here: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/06/518314478/songs-we-love-joan-shelley-wild-indifference

Joan said of ‘Wild Indifference’ – “If I had my way, every song would eventually lead to empathy. Music can take you out of your head and into your body and heart, where there’s more opportunity for empathy and a de-escalation of the dramas we make for ourselves. That’s part of the path of this one. The song is addressed to another person but circles back inward.”

Over and Even was an album of the year at NPR Music and was a five star Daily Telegraph folk album of the year saying, “Joan Shelley has a rich voice that ebbs and flows, and brings out the deftest emotions of her strikingly well-written songs”.

Shelley will be touring Ireland and the UK this spring including a performance at London’s The Lexington on 8 May. She’ll also be performing in the US supporting with Wilco and Richard Thompson.

Joan Shelley is available for pre-order on CD/LP here and digital here.

Tour Dates:

27 Apr – Clonakilty, IE @ Debarra’s

28 Apr – Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny Roots Festival

29 Apr– Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny Roots Festival

30 Apr – Belfast, UK @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

3 May – Kilkee, IE @ The Greyhound

4 May – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s Upstairs

5 May – Glasgow, UK @ The Glad Café

6 May – Manchester, UK @The Eagle Inn

7 May – Bristol, UK @ The Wardrobe

8 May – London, UK @ The Lexington

OUR MOTHER SHARE NEW TRACK ‘HEAVEN’

PLAY LONDON’S THE PICKLE FACTORY IN MARCH

“A remarkable band”
‘Breaking Act’ The Sunday Times

“They’ve quietly carved out a style that belongs only to them”
Crack Magazine

Listen to ‘Heaven’ here: https://soundcloud.com/ourmother/heaven-1

Tickets for The Pickle Factory are available here: https://www.songkick.com/store/events/29363954

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Tottenham-based four-piece Our Mother have shared a new track, ‘Heaven’, ahead of their London show at The Pickle Factory.

The track follows on from ‘Just Don’t’ and comes ahead of their first live date since performing a brilliantly received sold-out London EP release show for the unique and undefinable A.O.B. EP last year.

‘Heaven’ occupies a realm that doesn’t quite feel like real life; jitttery percussion clashes with punchy video game samples whilst dominating horns and synths rumble and jolt through catchy choruses and overlapping hooks, soundtracking a world that is entirely of their own making.

As Our Mother continue to reinvent and push themselves, the only thing that remains constant is widespread praise of the fact that this is a group with their own distinct style. ‘Heaven’ comes as no exception.

Listen to the previously shared ‘Just Don’t’ here and Our Mother’s A.O.B. EP here.

Watch the previously shared video for ‘Surprise Machine’ (as premiered on NOWNESS) here.

Our Mother play London’s The Pickle Factory on March 30th with tickets available here.

Praise for Our Mother

“A remarkable band”
‘Breaking Act’ The Sunday Times

“They’ve quietly carved out a style that belongs only to them”
Crack Magazine

“Everything from Wild Beasts’ regal pop to Caribou’s heartfelt dancefloor works seem to feed into ‘Surprise Machine’”
DIY

“The rest of the world simply falls away”
The Line of Best Fit

“A pop group seemingly uninterested in the current trends in music, opting to create something entirely their own”
Pigeons and Planes

The Guardian – New Band of the Week ‘Ones to Watch’

THUMP – ‘7 Most Played’

“A contemporary sound that’s all their own”
Wonderland

“An independent voice that is sketching out fresh ground”
Clash

SYLVAN ESSO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WHAT NOW

OUT 28 APRIL VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

SHARE NEW SONG AND VIDEO ‘DIE YOUNG’

Watch ‘Die Young’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-_NNIX8cDA

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Sylvan EssoAmelia Meath & Nick Sanborn – have announced their long awaited new album today: What Now will be released on April 28th via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order for the album is available here.

Anticipation has been building for the follow-up to their 2014 eponymous debut album, with the band releasing two tracks from the new album, ‘Radio’ and ‘Kick Jump Twist’. ‘Radio’ hit #1 on Hype Machine, and has become a streaming powerhouse, amassing 8+ Million streams while rocketing to #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 charts (US and Global) and the band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. ‘Kick Jump Twist’ also spent multiple weeks on the 6 Music A-List. Since their inception, Sylvan Esso haven’t played a single show that hasn’t sold out, this includes their upcoming date at London’s Village Underground which sold out in a matter of hours.

The band has shared another track off the record, titled ‘Die Young’. Listen here.

Filmed in the California desert, the ‘Die Young’ video is a high-octane, beautifully shot journey of theft, thrill and release.

What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved – the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 – which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It’s an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two – What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfilment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion. It’s a record about falling in love and learning that it won’t save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one’s own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realisation that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written – produced masterfully, sang fearlessly – to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

Leading into the album release, the band will make an appearance at this year’s SXSW in Austin. In May, they will kick off of a headlining tour with dates in Europe including their sold out date a London’s Village Underground on 4 May.

The band have also announced their own massive hometown one-day festival at Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC on 30 September where Sylvan Esso will be joined by their friends Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$ and more.

Tracklist

1. Sound
2. The Glow
3. Die Young
4. Radio
5. Kick Jump Twist
6. Song
7. Just Dancing
8. Signal
9. Slack Jaw
10. Rewind

Live Dates

13 March – SXSW @ The Mohawk (AV Club Presents Just Another Manic Monday)

15 March – SXSW @ The Scoot Inn (Lagunitas x Independence Bug Out)

15 March – SXSW @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (NPR Showcase)

2 May – Berlin, DE @ SchwuZ SOLD OUT

3 May – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

4 May – London, UK @ The Village Underground SOLD OUT

5 May – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere SOLD OUT

16-17 June – Eau Claire, WI @ Eau Claires Festival

14-16 July – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival

Praise for Sylvan Esso

“The effect is something akin to modern-day-field-recording-meets-club-hit.”
The Guardian

“Infectious and tantalising”
CRACK

“Each track sparkles with a playful inventiveness… impossible to resist”
Q Magazine 4/5

“The silken sounds of Sylvan Esso are a cut above… the duo’s debut LP is a
summer essential.”
NME 8/10

“Sophisticated, urbane but very moving, one of the most original things we’ve heard this year.”
Mixmag 8/10

“A glistening ability to conjure emotion and capture a melody.”
Loud & Quiet 8/10

“Forthright electronic soul, with a real sense of purpose, character and gusto.” –
DJ Magazine

“As smart and inventive as it is breezy and ebullient.”
Metro 4/5

“the duo’s productions perfectly capture the grey-space that exists between genres”
The Line Of Best Fit