SYLVAN ESSO SHARE MACHINEDRUM REMIX OF ‘KICK JUMP TWIST’

REMIX COMES AS PART OF COTERIE MUSIC COMPILATION

SOLD OUT VILLAGE UNDERGROUND SHOW

Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/machinedrum/sylvan-esso-kick-jump-twist-machinedrum-remix/s-oNHIg

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Following a critically acclaimed self-titled debut that’s seen over 90,000 copies sold, two years of exclusively sold out shows and performances on Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon; Sylvan Esso returned late last year with two new singles.

‘Radio’ and ‘Kick Jump Twist’ already each boast millions of streams and multiple weeks on the 6Music A-list for ‘Kick Jump Twist’, marking a formidable comeback from a band who refuse to lose momentum.

As they approach their sold out (in a couple of hours) Village Underground show in May along with sold out shows in Berlin and Paris, Sylvan Esso have shared a Machinedrum remix of ‘Kick Jump Twist’. With the infectious synths and distinctive vocal acrobatics of the original ramped up, distorted and sent echoing into the void, the remix chops and warps Sylvan Esso into a unique new realm.

Listen to the remix here and check out the video for ‘Kick Jump Twist’ here.

Listen to ‘Radio’ here.

Live

May 2 – Berlin @ SchwuZ – SOLD OUT

May 3 – Amsterdam @ Bitterzoet

May 4 – London @ Village Underground – SOLD OUT

May 5 – Paris @ Point Ephemere – SOLD OUT

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”
4/5 Q Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

OUR MOTHER ANNOUNCE LIVE DATE AT LONDON’S THE PICKLE FACTORY

NEW SINGLE ‘JUST DON’T’ AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

Tickets available here: https://www.songkick.com/store/events/29363954

Listen to ‘Just Don’t here: https://soundcloud.com/ourmother/just-dont

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Tottenham-based four-piece Our Mother have announced their first live date since their brilliantly received sold-out London EP release show last year – they play London’s The Pickle Factory on March 30th.

The announcement follows the release of their first new music since April’s A.O.B. EP in the form of ‘Just Don’t’.

‘Just Don’t’ thunders into being with punchy, isolated horns before settling into a groove of otherworldly heartbreak. Underpinned by subtle, sensitive percussion and far from sensitive synths; ‘Just Don’t’ is a masterful follow up from a band that continue to reinvent and defy constraints in a way that has them continually heralded as being entirely within their own realm.

Our Mother’s A.O.B. EP can be found here.

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

LUKE ABBOTT SHARES NEW MUSIC AS EARLHAM MYSTICS

ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP UNDER THE NEW MONIKER

TRUTH EP OUT MARCH 24TH

Listen to first cut ‘Stolen Hearts’ here: https://soundcloud.com/notown-recordings/stolen-hearts/

Luke Abbott has announced his most concise body of work since 2014’s critically acclaimed Wysing Forest in the form of a new EP under the moniker Earlham Mystics. ‘Stolen Hearts’, his first track as Earlham Mystics, is streaming now with the Truth EP set for release on March 24th via Gold Panda’s NOTOWN Recordings label.

“There’s a road near my new house called Earlham Road. I dreamt one night soon after I moved there, that I visited a shop on that road which was full of these colourful glowing eggs, about the size of the dragon eggs in Game of Thrones, but glowing with blue and white light, the shop was called Earlham Mystics”.

This is Luke’s woozy recollection of how he came up with the alias for his latest release. It’s fitting too, our dreams place us in an alternate reality and for Luke, Earlham Mystics does the same. 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.

While drawing on wider questions of truth in troubling times as well as more personal meditations on fatherhood and Luke’s private life, the Truth EP is littered with flashes of Luke’s off-kilter, colourful and at times self-deprecating personality. ‘Stolen Hearts’, for one is described by Luke as “me trying to make a pop track but not really being able to do it properly”. Admittedly, that’s true, but what Earlham Mystics has enabled Luke to do on ‘Stolen Hearts’ is something very close – craft a relentless earworm. ‘Stolen Hearts’ is instantaneous; piling on layers at a rate of knots before stripping clean with a shuddering, infectious synth line that makes it quite possibly the most accessible thing he’s ever done.

Though concise and flowing, the EP doesn’t settle into one groove; title track ‘Truth’ takes a more stripped back, vocal-led approach, driven relentlessly forward by slick, 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.

This eases into the more sprawling, ambient ‘Fuck Hype’ which juxtaposes its brazen title with subtly building echoes and synth lines which most closely mirror Wysing Forest while remaining succinct and satisfyingly easy to digest or as Luke puts it, “like a 4am cup of tea when you’re tired but you can’t sleep”.

Following the crescendo of the aforementioned ‘Stolen Hearts’, the EP begins to settle into beautifully minimal tranquility with ‘Hera’, a track written for Luke’s daughter and fittingly named after the Greek goddess of women, marriage and childbirth.

The Truth EP is out March 24th via NOTOWN Recordings.

LAMBCHOP SHARE COVER OF PRINCE’S ‘WHEN YOU WERE MINE’

PLAY SOLD OUT ‘IN THE ROUND’ ROUNDHOUSE SHOW TOMORROW

FLOTUS OUT NOW VIA CITY SLANG

# 4 – ‘MOJO’s Top 50 Albums of 2016’

‘Album of the Month’ 8/10 Uncut

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/cityslang/lambchop-when-you-were-mine/s-CcVsb

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Having released their latest album, FLOTUS, in November to critical acclaim including ‘Albums of the Year’ mentions in publications such as MOJO, Uncut, The Guardian and The Sunday Times; Lambchop have shared their cover of Prince‘s iconic ‘When You Were Mine’, recorded by the band’s new live line up featuring Wye Oak‘s Andy Stack.

The track comes ahead of the band’s sold out and only UK show tomorrow night at The Roundhouse – the first of the ‘In The Round’ series as well the first show featuring their new live line up.

The track continues Kurt Wagner’s exploration of R&B themes on FLOTUS with an underpinning current of subtle echoes and flourishing piano lines. The many moving parts are tied together by Wagner’s skewed and distorted vocals to create a beautiful and intriguing take on the much covered track that stands it in a realm of its own.

FLOTUS is available here.

Praise for FLOTUS

“A remarkable case of sonic reinvention”
5/5 The Independent

FLOTUS is highly processed, highly textured – and yet for the most part, it sounds natural and unforced”
‘Album of the Month’ 4/5 MOJO

“An album which may turn out to be one of their best and most accessible”
‘Album of the Month’ 4/5 Uncut

“Extraordinary reinvention – his latest move makes perfect sense”
The Sunday Times

“Filled with warmth, nostalgia and soft, autumnal light”
4/5 The Guardian

FLOTUS is a calm, cumulative album”
4/5 The Observer

“The end result is out on its own”
4/5 Evening Standard

“It is an usual innovation – but the risk pays off”
4/5 FT

“A startling reinvention”
4.5/5 The Sun

“A natural continuation of the Lambchop legacy”
4/5 The Times

“Tasty”
4/5 Daily Mirror

“A rather hypnotising experience”
8/10 Loud & Quiet

“Lambchop are just as vital as they’ve ever been”
8/10 Clash

“Frequently spellbinding”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“A dozen records deep in their career, we find Lambchop at their most adventurous, and it sounds wonderful”
4/5 The Skinny

“A coherent, pleasurable and hugely relaxing listen”
London in Stereo

4/5 musicOMH

8/10 God Is In The TV

4/5 GIGsoup

ANGEL OLSEN SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘POPS’

FOLLOWS RELEASE OF ‘FLY ON YOUR WALL’ – HER FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE SEPTEMBER’S MY WOMAN

PLAYS UK SHOWS IN MAY INCLUDING THE ROUNDHOUSE

“Her strong, versatile voice is as extraordinary as ever”
5/5 The Observer

“What an extraordinary album”
‘Album of the Week’ The Sunday Times

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF35FtWgh_8

Listen to ‘Fly On Your Wall’ here: https://ourfirst100days.bandcamp.com/track/fly-on-your-wall

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Angel Olsen fervently continues on in support of MY WOMAN, an album universally acclaimed as one of the very best of 2016, releasing a stunning new video for ‘Pops’.

Last week, Angel released ‘Fly On Your Wall‘, her first new music since MY WOMAN as part of the Our First 100 Days compilation in support of organisations and causes that are under threat by the proposed policies of a Donald Trump administration. Today, she presents the video for her solo piano ballad, ‘Pops’, and next week she kicks off an almost entirely sold out (weeks in advance!) North American tour before heading to the UK in May for a string of shows including London’s The Roundhouse.

Shot in Asheville in late 2016 as the fall faded into winter, the video for ‘Pops’, once again directed by Angel with co-director Jethro Waters, beautifully captures the song’s raw essence and the range of MY WOMAN. “It’s so filmic and classic-sounding that you can practically see a sole red balloon floating against the grey of a cityscape. . . if ever there were proof that it is possible for life to be gorgeous and fucked-up in equal measure, at the same time, this song is it.”(Pitchfork)

The Angel Olsen six-piece band is comprised of Olsen (vocals, guitar, keys), Emily Elhaj (bass), Joshua Jaeger (drums), Heather McEntire (vocals, keys), Luke Norton (guitar) and Paul Sukeena (guitar).

MY WOMAN is available for purchase from Jagjaguwar, Amazon, iTunes and Rough Trade.

UK Tour Dates

May 18 – Nottingham, UK @ The Rescue Rooms #
May 21 – Belfast, UK @ Empire Music Hall #
May 23 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus #
May 24 – London, UK @ Roundhouse #

Full Tour Dates

Feb 2 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
Feb 3 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn * — SOLD OUT
Feb 4 – New Orleans, LA @ The Republic *
Feb 6 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk * – SOLD OUT
Feb 7 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk * – SOLD OUT
Feb 8 – Dallas, TX @ Trees * – SOLD OUT
Feb 9 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
Feb 10 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater * – SOLD OUT
Feb 11 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf * – SOLD OUT
Feb 12 – Phoenix, AX @ The Crescent Ballroom * – SOLD OUT
Feb 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * – SOLD OUT
Feb 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * – SOLD OUT
Feb 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * – SOLD OUT
Feb 17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * – SOLD OUT
Feb 18 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre * – SOLD OUT
May 17 – Brussels, BE @ Le Nuits Botanique @ Chapiteau
May 19 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street #
May 20 – Cork, IE @ Cork Opera House #
May 25 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg #
May 26 – Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen Neukölln #
May 27 – Neustrelitz, DE @ Immergut Festival
May 29 – Prague, CZ @ MeetFActory
May 30 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
May 31 – Bologna, IT @ Covo Summer Club
Jun 1 – Milano, IT @ La Salumeria della Musica
Jun 3 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 5 – Lyon, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
Jun 6 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
Jun 7 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Jun 9 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound Festival
June 25 – Bialystock, PL @ Halfway Festival
Jun 24 – July 1 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Jul 30 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
Aug 8 – Aug 12 – Oslo, NO @ Øyafestivalen
Aug 10 – Aug 12 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
Aug 11 – Aug 13 – Helsinki, FL @ Flow Festival
Aug 20 – St. Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock Festival

* = with Chris Cohen

# = with Tim Darcy

Praise for MY WOMAN

“Her ambitious third record marks another giant progression in an already distinguished career”
9/10 Uncut

“Her strong, versatile voice is as extraordinary as ever”
5/5 The Observer

“It feels as if this is THE moment when people sit up and pay attention to Angel Olsen”
5/5 The Sun

“A fearless and accomplished work”
5/5 The Skinny

“What an extraordinary album”
‘Album of the Week’ The Sunday Times

“Simply one of the best songwriters we have”
‘Album of the Week’ 9/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Angel Olsen is a mesmerising songwriter”
‘Album of the Month’ London in Stereo

MY WOMAN shows the workings of a poised and powerful artist”
4/5 MOJO

“Immediately and enormously enjoyable”
4/5 The Guardian

“Brighter, stronger, more resilient”
4/5 Q

“Angel Olsen has crafted her most compelling record to date”
4/5 DIY

MY WOMAN is Olsen’s most ambitious album yet”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

MY WOMAN is an album of the year contender”
FACT

“Just perfect”
DIVA

“Overlook her at your peril”
‘Album of the Issue’ The List

4/5 Dork

4/5 Metro

CASS MCCOMBS SHARES ‘I’M A SHOE’ VIDEO

BEGINS EUROPEAN TOUR TODAY

MANGY LOVE OUT NOW VIA ANTI-

“One of the most compelling singer-songwriters of the past decade”
Uncut

“McCombs has yet to make a bad record, but Mangy Love is up there with his very best. Stunning”
4/5 Q

“This is another classic McCombs album”
4/5 NME

Watch the video for ‘I’m A Shoe’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oqo6NRwDo0

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Having released his eighth studio album Mangy Love in 2016 to critical acclaim including ‘Albums of the Year’ list mentions from the likes of Q (#7), MOJO and Uncut; Cass McCombs premiers his new video ‘I’m A Shoe,’ directed by previous collaborator Rachael Pony Cassells.

A striking encapsulation of the mood of one of Mangy Love‘s more sombre cuts; the video wrestles with polarised emotions as Cass glides through a bleak yet strangely beautiful industrial desert, a faint smile dancing on his lips.

Rachael had the following to say of the video:

Creation, destruction, boom, ghost. In the song ‘I’m a Shoe’, Cass references the California boomtown / ghost town of Bodie, a town that rose to peak population in the late 1800’s gold rush. As people swarmed Bodie and scrambled to strike it rich, the town developed an unrivaled reputation for great violence, murder and a much feared figure – the “Bad Man of Bodie.”

The video for ‘I’m a Shoe’ was filmed at the ghost town of Mare Island, Vallejo, California which in the chronology of California boomtown /ghost towns, directly follows the demise of Bodie. Bodie’s official end and Mare Island’s boom both came about to service the needs of World War II. The Roosevelt’s government’s War Production Board ordered the closure of Bodie’s gold mines in order to divert labor and equipment to the requirements of the war. Mare Island peaked at this time employing over 40,000 people building warships and submarines, it now sits in ruins. It is a very compelling ghost town with a strange discomforting atmosphere. How will this next uncertain chapter of US history unfold? What will be swarmed, extracted or built? What will be abandoned in the future for the vultures to inherit?

Cass McCombs made his US network television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, on December 16. You can watch his performance of ‘Bum Bum Bum’ here.

The video comes ahead of Cass’ January/February 2017 European tour starting tomorrow. A full list of dates can be found below.

Mangy Love is out now via ANTI-.

Tour dates

20-Jan Whelans, Dublin (IE)
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21-Jan Roisin Dubh, Galway (IE)
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23-Jan The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
TICKETS

24-Jan Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
TICKETS

25-Jan Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (UK)
TICKETS

26-Jan The Haunt, Brighton (UK)
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27-Jan Museum Secq Tournelles, Rouen (FR)
TICKETS

28-Jan Le Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux (FR)
TICKETS

30-Jan Donostia Kutxa Kultur Festibala, San Sebastian (ES)
TICKETS

31-Jan Auditorio de Orense, Orense (ES)
TICKETS

1-Feb Centro de Arte de Ovar, Ovar (PT)
TICKETS

2-Feb Teatro Lara, Madrid (ES)
TICKETS

03-Feb Sala Borja, Valladolid (ES)
TICKETS

4-Feb Las Armas, Zaragoza (ES)
TICKETS

5-Feb Centre Artesà Tradicionarius, Barcelona (ES)
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7-Feb Le Rockstore, Montpelier (FR)
TICKETS

8-Feb Biko Club, Milan (IT)
TICKETS

09-Feb Monk Club, Rome (IT)
TICKETS

10-Feb Istanbul Kultur Sanat Vakfi (Salon IKSV), Istanbul (TK)
TICKETS

15-Feb Pustervik, Göteborg (SE)
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16-Feb Frost Festival, Copenhagen (DE)
TICKETS

18-Feb Bitterzoest, Amersterdam (NE)
TICKETS

20-Feb Rotondes, Luxembourg
TICKETS

21-Feb Het Depot, Leuven (BR)
TICKETS

22-Feb Les Trinitaires, Metz (FR)
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23-Feb Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing (FR)
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14-Jun Bergenfest, Bergen (NO)
TICKETS

22-Jun Piknik i Parken Festival, Vigeland (NO)
TICKETS

Praise for Mangy Love

“Lyrically as kaleidoscopic as mid-‘60s Dylan, and packed with fascinating references”
9/10 Uncut

“One of those rare albums that reveals a little more with every play”
4/5 The Observer

“This is music of rare guile and originality”
4.5/5 The Sun

“His most succinct and affecting work since the near-perfect Wit’s End
4/5 MOJO

“McCombs sounds ready to make his commercial breakthrough”
4/5 Evening Standard

“Prepare to be smitten”
4/5 Metro

Mangy Love is [his] most wide-ranging and direct album yet”
9/10 Future Music

Mangy Love is a terrific, bizarre album made up of familiar parts rearranged into something new”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Long live Cass McCombs”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“Cass McCombs is one of our greatest modern day songwriters”
8/10 God Is In The TV

“You don’t often hear such accomplished playing and ambition”
4/5 Dork

Mangy Love stands toe-to-toe with his best releases”
London in Stereo

BON IVER ANNOUNCES BRIXTON ACADEMY SHOW

TOURING UK & EUROPE THIS JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Watch all lyric videos from 22, A Million here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN61gg9VNXPomdZu0UY_wwoDkjSdAB_uE

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Having previously announced a string of UK dates for January & February 2017, Bon Iver have today announced an additional, very special show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy for 17 February 2017.

The announcement comes at the end of a tremendous year for the band, whose recent album 22, A Million received not only universal acclaim upon release but is also being recognised in many end of year lists.

Tickets for the show went on pre-sale for fans here today, Wednesday 14th December. General sale begins 10am GMT this Friday 16th December.

Purchase 22, A Million here: http://jagjaguwar.com/BI_Store/

All other UK shows for Bon Iver have now sold out.

Tour dates

Europe

22/01 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
23/01 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
24/01 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
25/01 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
27/01 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal
29/01 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
30/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
31/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
02/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
03/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
05/02 – Hamburg, DE @ Mehr! Theatre
06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
08/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
10/02 – Blackpool, UK @ Empress Ballroom
12/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
13/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
15/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
16/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
19/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
20/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

USA

12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Praise for 22, A Million

“Vernon has made a masterpiece”
‘Album of the Week’ The Sunday Times

“Vernon’s sonic catharsis is by turns infectious, therapeutic, poignant and ultimately rather heart-melting”
10/10 Loud & Quiet

“Captures personal crisis and resolution better than any album this century”
10/10 The Line of Best Fit

“There’s strangeness, jazzy shapes, and beauty on one of the albums of the year”
5/5 Evening Standard

“An astonishing record that grapples with the infinite”
5/5 The Independent

“[22, A Million] sounds entirely like a product of its time”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Guardian

‘Album of the Week’ The Observer

“Stirring and compelling”
‘Album of the Week’ Esquire

22, A Million is the kind of album that demands repeated listens”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 Mail on Sunday

“This boundary-pushing music draws you in and rarely lets go”
4.5/5 The Sun

“It’s the otherworldliness of 22, A Million that makes it soar”
4/5 NME

“Other-worldly beauty”
4/5 Daily Telegraph

“Courageous, wilful, fractured and something of a triumph”
4/5 MOJO

“These 10 songs feel bold, nourishing and emotionally resonant”
8/10 Uncut

“His most intricately affecting music yet”
4/5 Q

22, A Million stands out as Bon Iver’s finest moment yet”
4/5 DIY

“Another rare instance of a challenging, futuristic album with emotional resonance”
4/5 The Times

“Bon Iver’s most ambitious and arresting album to date”
FACT

“Beguiling”
4/5 Daily Mail

“Few can push the boundaries and blend genre with such comfort as Bon Iver”
London in Stereo

CASS MCCOMBS SHARES ‘RUN SISTER RUN’ VIDEO

MANGY LOVE OUT NOW VIA ANTI-

“One of the most compelling singer-songwriters of the past decade”
Uncut

“McCombs has yet to make a bad record, but Mangy Love is up there with his very best. Stunning”
4/5 Q

“This is another classic McCombs album”
4/5 NME

Watch the video for ‘Run Sister Run’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxICQySR1e0

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Having released his eighth studio album Mangy Love to critical acclaim back in August, Cass McCombs is wrapping up one of his biggest ever years with a video for ‘Run Sister Run’, directed by Rachael Pony Cassells and made in collaboration with young Indigenous leader, activist and athlete Tracie Léostand her family.

Born in Treaty 1 Territory of Winnipeg, Manitoba, 18-year old Léost represented her Province at the North American Indigenous Games in 2014, bringing home three bronze medals. She also brought home a very important message, which she heard from the speakers during the Games’ Opening Ceremonies: “Our generation of Indigenous Youth must create change for our people. We are the generation to make change. The people were telling us we are the generation of people that are going to pick up the broken pieces because our nation of Indigenous people has been broken. That’s when it hit me, standing with over 4,000 athletes from across North America, that if I want create change for North America Indigenous People, these are the people that are going to support me, but also the people that it will impact the most.” That following Summer, Léost ran from her grandparents house in Oak Point, Manitoba to the Monument for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women at The Forks in Winnipeg, 115 km in 4 days to raise awareness about the ongoing national crisis. Her run gained international press and raised over $6,000 for the Winnipeg grassroots non­profit organization, Families First Foundation, which provides financial, legal, cultural and spiritual aid to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Read Cassells’ statement about the video below, and Rebecca Bengal’s interview with Cassells and Léost at http://www.vogue.com/13505699/cass-mccombs-video-premiere-run-sister-run-tracie-lost/

“’Run Sister Run’ brought to my mind thoughts of great female athletes ­ their discipline, strength and accomplishment, the ritual of preparation before a race. Women running can be a powerful political act and tool for change. Listening to ‘Run Sister Run,’ I remembered reading an article a friend had forwarded me about Tracie’s solo 115km Journey of Hope run for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada last year. Her run was a rally cry against then Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s repeated denial of a proposed public inquiry into MMIW in Canada. She was to me the embodiment of the archetype of the runner as messenger and therefore as protector. Her strength and determination is very inspiring. I remembered reading about Tracie’s feet being shredded from blisters on the first day of her run and how she kept going by running a day in traditional moccasins to allow her blisters to heal. I contacted her and asked if I she would re­trace her run’s path for the ‘Run Sister Run’ video. She agreed and is such a natural leader, she also became my location producer, enlisting her whole family to help. We had almost all of her original Journey of Hope support and logistics crew involved in helping me re­create her journey for the video.

The history of women running in film contains so many images of women filmed from behind, running in fear filmed from the p.o.v of an attacker. It was important to me to not add to the visual history of women running in fear and only film Tracie running forward towards the camera looking forward, her body fearlessly re­claiming public space.”

The video comes after McCombs’ excellently-received Scala show (“mature, confident and masterful” – The Line of Best Fit) and follows the announcement of his European January/February 2017 UK tour. A full list of dates can be found below.

Mangy Love is out now via ANTI-.

Tour dates

20-Jan Whelans, Dublin (IE)
TICKETS

21-Jan Roisin Dubh, Galway (IE)
TICKETS

23-Jan The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
TICKETS

24-Jan Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
TICKETS

25-Jan Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (UK)
TICKETS

26-Jan The Haunt, Brighton (UK)
TICKETS

27-Jan Museum Secq Tournelles, Rouen (FR)
TICKETS

28-Jan Le Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux (FR)
TICKETS

1-Feb Centro de Arte de Ovar, Ovar (PT)
TICKETS

2-Feb Teatro Lara, Madrid (ES)
TICKETS

4-Feb Las Armas, Zaragoza (ES)
TICKETS

5-Feb Centre Artesà Tradicionarius, Barcelona (ES)
TICKETS

7-Feb Le Rockstore, Montpelier (FR)
TICKETS

8-Feb Biko Club, Milan (IT)
TICKETS

Praise for Mangy Love

“Lyrically as kaleidoscopic as mid-‘60s Dylan, and packed with fascinating references”
9/10 Uncut

“One of those rare albums that reveals a little more with every play”
4/5 The Observer

“This is music of rare guile and originality”
4.5/5 The Sun

“His most succinct and affecting work since the near-perfect Wit’s End
4/5 MOJO

“McCombs sounds ready to make his commercial breakthrough”
4/5 Evening Standard

“Prepare to be smitten”
4/5 Metro

Mangy Love is [his] most wide-ranging and direct album yet”
9/10 Future Music

Mangy Love is a terrific, bizarre album made up of familiar parts rearranged into something new”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Long live Cass McCombs”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“Cass McCombs is one of our greatest modern day songwriters”
8/10 God Is In The TV

“You don’t often hear such accomplished playing and ambition”
4/5 Dork

Mangy Love stands toe-to-toe with his best releases”
London in Stereo

FACTORY FLOOR SHARE WAVE VIDEO

ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 UK TOUR

25 25 OUT NOW VIA DFA

“Essential”
‘Album of the Month’ 10/10 The Skinny

“The overall experience confirms what a triumph this is”
‘Album of the Month’ 9/10 DJ

“The whole thing makes you want to punch the air”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Observer

“Eight tracks of harrowingly stripped-back and intense dance music that’ll have you stomping your feet in no time”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 NME

Watch the video for ‘Wave’ here: https://youtu.be/PLgyXEqNvqE

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Having released their critically acclaimed new album 25 25 as well as selling out London’s ICA this year, Factory Floor are wrapping 2016 up with a new video for ‘Wave’. Directed by Gabe Gurnsey, the video was shot over a three week period and observes a frenetic journey from the urban sprawl to the rural landscape of the English / Welsh borders. Speaking of the video, Gabe says:

“Much like the album contents and lyrics the idea was to leave the video to the viewers / listeners own interpretation, sitting somewhere between abstract and suggestive. People tend to apply Factory Floor’s music to dance floor environments but for me, when we are writing and creating records and sounds, the idea of journey and escapism through nature is always prominent.”

In addition to the video, Factory Floor have announced a new run of UK dates for February and March 2017. A full list of shows can be found below.

Earlier this autumn, Factory Floor shared a remix for ‘Wave’ by Jlin, and revealed they had contributed to a new Tate commission by French avant-garde artist Philippe Parreno. More information on that event can be found here.

25 25 is out now via DFA and can be purchased via iTunes.

‘Wave’ video directed and edited by Gabe Gurnsey, filming assisted by Tilly Morris & Ron Gurnsey.

Sat 21 Jan Brest Astropolis Festival
Sat 28 Jan Barcelona The Loft – Razzmatazz
Sat 18 Feb Bristol Bristol IMAX Cinema
Thu 16 Mar Glasgow SWG3 (Quadrophonic PA)
Sat 18 Mar Manchester The White Hotel
Thu 30 Mar London Heaven

Praise for 25 25

‘Record of the Month’ London in Stereo

“From the motorised propulsion of ‘Slow Listen’ to the squelchy groove of ‘Dial Me In’, there’s more to this act than sheer oomph”
4/5 The Guardian

“Never short of mesmerising”
4/5 Q

“These crafted tracks are built for dance floor delirium”
8/10 Uncut

“A record with delights at times so irresistible it physically moves the listener”
8.5/10 The Line of Best Fit

25 25 is a case study in how (even) less can totally be more”
4.5/5 musicOMH

25 25 is infectious”
The Quietus

25 25 demands to be heard in its entirety”
Drowned in Sound

DIANA SHARE ‘WHAT YOU GET’ TRACK

FAMILIAR TOUCH OUT 18 NOVEMBER 2016
VIA CULVERT/ILS/CAROLINE

“You’ll want to feel DIANA’s comfortingly familiar touch again and again”
4/5 DIY

“It’s definite A-grade”
London in Stereo

“[‘Confession’] is a sublime piece of glistening pop music”
GoldFlakePaint

Listen to ‘What You Get’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/dianasound/what-you-get

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It’s been almost three years since DIANA released their critically-acclaimed LP, Perpetual Surrender. Now, the wait for new material has come to an end with the upcoming release of their second album Familiar Touch, out 18th November via Culvert/ILS/Caroline. After sharing the album’s opening track ‘Confession‘ as well as ‘Slipping Away‘, they’re now releasing ‘What You Get’.

‘What You Get’ is a slow-burning torch song that builds gradually from a spare drum machine and synthesiser pulse before expanding texturally, becoming bigger, fuller and far more open and expansive while retaining the gorgeous qualities found throughout Perpetual Surrender.

Speaking about the track, the band’s Kieran Adams says: “I started writing ‘What You Get’ after a conversation Carmen and I had on a ferry from Ireland to Wales towards the end of touring Perpetual Surrender. She told me she was thinking about the idea of deservedness i.e. people’s expectations around what their efforts or intentions might yield. On the post-ferry van ride I made a very basic track in Ableton and came up with the chorus for the song.”

Familiar Touch is released 18 November via Culvert/ILS/Caroline and is available to pre-order here.

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Tracklist:

1. Confession
2. What You Get
3. Slipping Away
4. Moment of Silence
5. The Coward
6. Miharu
7. Cry
8. Helpless
9. These Words
10. Take it Over

Praise for Perpetual Surrender

“DIANA make ethereal electronica, excelling at a fantasy amalgam for music fans who carry a torch for Fleetwood Mac but also hanker after a bit of Grimes-like glitch pop”
The Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’

“A rich tapestry that effortlessly melds eras and genres, Perpetual Surrender is a masterpiece”
Notion

“They’ve nuanced the retro-pop with a subtle chillwave glow, working their songs into sensuous, era-spanning shapes”
4/5 Q

“There are some sublime moments – ‘Born Again’ locates the mid point between the Cocteau Twins and Avalon-era Roxy Music”
The Observer

“A slinky, luxurious piece of summer dream-pop… currents of experimentalism ripple between straight-up pop hooks”
NME

“To screw around with pop requires a mastery of the form… DIANA set out to ensnare and confound at once with their rainbow synths and bass-led strut”
DAZED

“The same airbrushed ennui and varnished perfection as Roxy Music’s Avalon
The Guardian

“The guitar, saxophone and synthesiser solos throughout are moments of gleeful oversharing”
Uncut

“DIANA might have a stonewall hit on their mitts…addictive soft-pop’
8/10 Loud & Quiet

“DIANA craft an enigmatic world of nostalgia that dazzles the senses”
The Line Of Best Fit

“DIANA have certain qualities which make them truly stand out… Carmen Elle’s whispery coo is pure ear candy”
CRACK

“Screams 80s chic throughout… splendidly silky stuff’”
London In Stereo

‘It’s the perfect soundtrack to lazy, hazy summer days”
Grazia

“This totally dreamy debut album deserves to be a break-out hit”
4/5 Attitude

“They’re masterful at blending the sharp 80’s with quicksilver synths, and Elle’s sublime pipes are a wonder to listen to”
The 405