FKA twigs PREMIERES ‘VIDEO GIRL’ VIDEO ANNOUNCES DEBUT US LATE NIGHT TV APPEARANCE
FKA twigs has today premiered a video for her Video Girl single. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, this extended, uncompromising film can be viewed below
Video Girl is taken from FKA twigs’ acclaimed debut album, LP1. The album was released to widespread acclaim in August on Young Turks and is shortlisted for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize which takes place this evening in London.
Meanwhile, having just completed a sold out UK and European tour, FKA twigs will start her first north American tour on 6th November. The run of dates includes sold out shows at the likes of New York’s Terminal 5, the Los Angeles Regent and Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom.
In advance of the north American tour, FKA twigs will make her U.S. late night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 4th November.
The full FKA twigs live dates are as follows:
6th 930 Club, Washington, D.C., USA
7th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA
8th Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA
10th Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY, USA
11th Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA
13th Metro, Chicago, IL, USA
14th Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN, USA
17th Commodore, Vancouver, Canada
18th Showbox, Seattle, WA, USA
20th Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA
21st Regent, Los Angeles, CA, USA
22nd Regent, Los Angeles, CA, USA
26th Emo’s, Austin, TX, USA
28th Trees, Dallas, TX, USA
29th Republic, New Orleans, LA, USA
1st Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN, USA
2nd Terminal West, Atlanta, GA, USA
3rd The Social, Orlando, FL, USA
19th The Roundhouse, London, UK
20th The Roundhouse, London, UK
Belle & Sebastian Return to Radio, Annouce Massey Hall Show
Belle & Sebastian returned to radio this evening as their new single “The Party Line” premiered on the BBC 6Music Drive show with Tom Ravenscroft.
The band take to their Facebook later today for a Q&A session with fans, starting at 1:30pm EST , with questions submitted via the band’s Facebook page.
Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance will be released on Matador on January 19th/20th, 2015
The ninth studio album from Belle and Sebastian was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter). Additional mixing took place in Glasgow with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan before being mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.
The band also announced a lone Canadian tour stop at Toronto’s venerable Massey Hall on April 1st (no joke).
WATCH FUTURE ISLAND'S 4AD SESSION
Future Islands has unveiled their 4AD Session featuring live performances of album cuts “Sun In The Morning,” “Doves,” “Seasons (Waiting On You),” “Light House” and “A Song For Our Grandfathers” accompanied by a string quartet and brass section.
The sessions were directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, the duo behind many past 4AD session and more recently the Nick Cave documentary, “20,000 Days On Earth.”
NPR and Time Magazine named Future Islands’ Seasons (Waiting On You)’ of the Best Songs of 2014 so far.
Their performance of “Seasons” on the Late Show with David Letterman now has over 2.5 million views.
Their album Singles has been named one of the Best Albums of 2014 so far by SPIN Magazine and Stereogum calls it “an absolute and unqualified triumph.”
FKA twigs DEBUTS NEW CONCEPT FILM #THROUGHGLASS
Today FKA twigs has released a new concept film tilted #throughglass in which she seamlessly emulates the choreography references and inspirations she’s searched for using Glass. Working both as a performer and director, the piece is set to a re-scored version of her songs “Video Girl” and “Glass & Patron.”
FKA twigs was also recently nominated for a Barclaycard Mercury Prize award for her debut LP1 which is out now on Young Turks.
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN ANNOUNCE “GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE” DETAILS ALBUM PACKSHOT, AND TRACK LISTING,
As previously announced, Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 20, 2015 (Jan 19 in the UK and Europe), Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Today, a peek at the album cover, track listing, and more.
Last week, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.
What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.
1. Nobody’s Empire
3. The Party Line
4. The Power of Three
5. The Cat with the Cream
6. Enter Sylvia Plath
7. The Everlasting Muse
8. Perfect Couples
9. Ever Had a Little Faith?
10. Play for Today
11. The Book of You
12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)
- Digital (iTunes comes with bonus track ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and pre-order bonus ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
- CD (with 24 page booklet)
- Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
- Box set: Limited edition 4x LP with exclusive bonus tracks, extended mixes and poster