Jamie xx Announces In Colour Tour 2015 Premieres ‘Gosh’ Video
In anticipation of the release of his highly anticipated debut album In Colour (released 1st June UK / 2nd June NA on Young Turks), Jamie xx today announces details of the In Colour Tour. The extensive set of global headline dates features Jamie’s biggest solo shows yet, taking in the likes of London’s O2 Brixton Academy and New York’s Terminal 5.
Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday 29th April. To be eligible for pre-sale tickets, fans can sign up at http://www.jamiexx.com/#follow before 6pm BST on Tuesday 8th April. Tickets then go on general sale on Friday 1st May.
In addition, Jamie will be performing at festivals around the world over the coming month, including the likes of Sonar (Spain), Hard Summer (Los Angeles), Melt (Berlin), Pitchfork (Chicago), Rock En Seine (Paris), Parklife, Wildlife, Bestival, Greenman and Reading & Leeds (all UK). For the full set of shows, head to http://www.jamiexx.com/#shows
Jamie xx also today reveals the video to In Colour album opener ‘Gosh’. Directed by Erik Wernquist. ‘Gosh’ is already a firm favourite among fellow DJs and fans alike, having first been premiered alongside lead single Loud Places
The release of In Colour comes on the back of an incredible six year creative period for Jamie xx, which has seen him alternate effortlessly between his role as founding member and producer of The xx, and creator of more electronic and club oriented music as Jamie xx.
A string of acclaimed productions in recent years including debut solo single ‘Far Nearer’, remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Florence & The Machine, production work for Drake and Alicia Keys plus We’re New Here – Jamie’s seminal reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s final studio album – hinted at what was to come.
With In Colour – a bold, celebratory, emotional record that features collaborations with The xx band mates Romy Madley Croft (‘Seesaw’ and ‘Loud Places’) and Oliver Sim (‘Stranger In A Room’), Young Thug and Popcaan (‘Good Times’) and Four Tet (‘Seesaw’) – Jamie delivers his definitive artistic statement.
PALMA VIOLETS POST OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “ENGLISH TONGUE”
Today the band have shared the official video for their current single “English Tongue” from the new album. The video was directed by British DJ, musician and filmmaker Don Letts, stars Game of Thrones and Dennis Pennis actor Paul Kaye as a preacher and was mainly shot on Portobello Road and in St John’s church in west London.
Speaking about the meaning of the song, Sam Fryer of the band explains: “‘English Tongue’” is the last song we wrote for the album. We thought it sounded like an American country folk song with English lyrics and emotion. Then the name and character of Hugh Diver appeared, a man tied down by the pressures of fame and religion.“
The South London foursome have just wound up a US tour, which included dates at SXSW, where they not only impressed droves of music fans (and the likes of Tom Petty who came to see them), they even found themselves physically carried off the stage by security at The Parish for playing past curfew. Now, having headlined sizeable venues including London’s Forum at the NME tour earlier this year, Palma Violets are in the middle of a full UK tour of intimate venues, after which they will return to North America to perform in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York Toronto, Montrél and more. The band will then join The Vaccines on a full UK tour in November.
THE SHAMIR “CALL IT OFF” RELATIONSHIP HOTLINE IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Today Shamir has launched his very own relationship hotline: 1-844-4SHAMIR.
It’s inspired by his most recent single Call It Off a song about busting yourself out of a bad relationship.
Call 1-844-4SHAMIR for free round-the-clock advice for all your relationship needs. No question is too big or too small for the Shamir Call It Off Relationship Hotline!
On May 19th Las Vegas-based artist SHAMIR will release his anticipated debut LP titled Ratchet on XL Recordings. Including the widely loved single On The Regular the 10-track album is a record about growing up in Vegas, though not the Vegas you think you know.
To celebrate the release Shamir will first head to Europe for a handful of tour dates and then return to North America for a run of east coast dates, before he makes an appearance at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago on July 18.
SHAMIR on tour:
June-11 Boston, MA Great Scott
June-12 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz
June-13 Toronto, ON Bestival
June-16 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
June-18 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
June-19 Philadelphia, PA Voyeur
July -19 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival
ALGIERS ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR SUPPORTING SELF-TITLED DEBUT, OUT 6/2 ON MATADOR
Algiers have announced that they will bring their “harrowing but spellbinding” (SPIN) blend of political post-punk and fiery gospel on the road for a series of headlining concerts in support of their self-titled debut album on Matador Records, out June 2. These shows will follow a run of dates opening for Interpol in May, and will include stops in New York, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and more.
A trio of émigrés of the American Deep South, now split between New York and London, Algiers imbues neo-modernist hymns with caustic social sentiment and explosive noise.
Comprised of singer/guitarist Franklin James Fisher, guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan, the band has gotten early attention from Rolling Stone (“the Death Grips of Gospel”), Stereogum (“revolutionary music in the truest sense of the word”), Self-Titled (“feels like a full-on exorcism”) and more.
Praise for Algiers
This is revolutionary music in the truest sense of the word. It demands action. It requires penance. It destroys expectations.” — Stereogum
“Intense…right on the beat of the current cultural climate.” — Vice Noisey
“An exhilarating blend of electro and multi-tracked melodies that feels like a full-on exorcism.” — Self-Titled
“Mesmerizing and really sucks you in with its weird power.” — The Wire (Byron Coley)
“Sounds like the Death Grips of gospel torching the South’s dark underbelly…the results are spiritual, political and confrontational.” — Rolling Stone
“Fisher, one of the most powerfully guttural vocalists in rock today, brings gospel authority to the music’s drama. The final product is harrowing but spellbinding.” — SPIN
04-18 – Paris, FR
Record Store Day – Rough Trade On Tour, Point Éphémère
04-22 – London, UK Power Lunches
05-07 – Richmond, VA
05-08 – Raleigh, NC The Ritz*
05-11 – St. Louis, MO
05-12 – Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
05-13 – Detroit, MI
05-15 – Cincinnati, OH Bogarts*
05-16 – Pittsburgh, PA
06-05 – Atlanta, GA The Earl
06-07 – Washington, DC
Black Cat Backstage
06-09 – New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
06-10 – Brooklyn, NY
Baby’s All Right
06-13 – Toronto, ON The Silver Dollar Room
06-15 – Chicago, IL
06-16 – Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
06-19 – Seattle, WA
06-20 – Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
06-21 – Portland, OR
Doug Fir Lounge
06-23 – San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
06-25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
- = w/Interpol
Empress of DEBUTS NEW SONG “WATER WATER”
Today, Lorely Rodriguez, who goes by the moniker “Empress Of”: empressof.com, announces her brand new track Water Water. The track is the first to be released from the New York based artist since last year’s “Realize You” and is taken from her debut record, which she produced and wrote entirely herself, out this summer on Terrible Records
The story behind Water Water is a captivating one… It’s New Years Eve and Lorely is by herself in the village of Valle de Bravo (which means Valley of the Brave) in Mexico. She’s 5 weeks into a formative writing retreat and alone on the lake with a pile of fireworks and thinking about water – the water around her, the water she can drink and the water she can’t drink and ‘Water Water’, the song she was working on that day as time slowly passed into the new year – a year she would markedly spend making her debut album.
In anticipation of her first full-length release, Empress Of will bring her unique blend of deeply personal yet incredibly celebratory dance music to the stage for supporting shows with Jamie xx and Jon Hopkins and Florence & The Machine this spring. Additionally, she’ll return to the festival stage for performances at The Great Escape and London Calling, and starting two weeks from today, she will be hosting a five-nights-straight live residency at NYC venue Elvis Guesthouse. Each night supported by a to-be-announced cast of notable artist friends and creative collaborators, contributing DJ sets and just maybe even a couple spontaneous live sets.
Empress Of on tour:
April 16 Yucca Valley, CA Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown (w/ Jamie xx & Jon Hopkins)
April 28 New York, NY Elvis Guesthouse
April 29 New York, NY Elvis Guesthouse
April 30 New York, NY Elvis Guesthouse
May 1 New York, NY Elvis Guesthouse
May 2 New York, NY Elvis Guesthouse
May 15 Brighton, UK The Great Escape
May 16 Amsterdam London Calling Festival
June 9 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion *
June 10 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
*supporting Florence & The Machine