Sleaford Mods REVEAL NEW TRACK “I CAN TELL” TAKEN FROM THEIR NEW EP ‘TCR’ RELEASED TOMORROW
The EP contains five new tracks and will be available digitally and 12 inch vinyl & CD.
Jason Williamson on “I Can Tell”; ‘I Can Tell is basic politics for the discerning skeptic. The streets are cold and they’re squeezing us until we pop. Low earners first then its onto the middle lot. We’re fucked”
Sleaford Mods signed to Rough Trade Records earlier this year and have been spending the last year playing shows and festivals and prepping new material, some of which is on this EP. The band will be releasing a new album in 2017.
Sleaford Mods are Jason Williamson (words) & Andrew Fearn (Music)
THE LEMON TWIGS RELEASE 'AS LONG AS WE'RE TOGETHER VIDEO IN ADVANCE OF ALBUM RELEASE
Directed by Autumn de Wilde and filmed in California, the brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario run a technicolour riot in the desert channelling a retro-futuristic quality.
“First, I listened to the song 100 times… as I do, eyes closed…. except when driving.
I kept ending up in an empty golden landscape. I’m obsessed with the space-age future once described by the past… now lost and forgotten. I talked to production designers, Adam Siegel and Tina Pappas about creating a colourful apocalyptic barren universe. They came back to me with this amazing car. It was the car that Catwoman fake-kidnapped the Joker in on Batman the tv show AND Captain Kirk’s hotrod on Star Trek. Shirley Kurata dug for colours and textures to compliment the car and found this amazing vintage pink satin wings jacket. Vanessa Price jumped in the van with us and brought all her favourite dusty desert makeup. The Lemon Twigs are unbelievable live…. so I knew I wanted to do a performance video, but still place them in an electric surreal dream world. The wind picked up and howled through us. The car wouldn’t start. My bare-bones camera department was DP Matt Lloyd, producer Saul Germaine, two shitty folding chairs, me and a camera. The dust and wind became a monster we were battling all day, but we all had a blast…. and damn it looked good.” – Autumn de Wilde
Released tomorrow, on October 14, Do Hollywood is the D’Addario brothers’ debut album, and features the singles ‘As Long As We’re Together’ and ‘These Words’. It was recorded in Los Angeles, California with production by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen. Brian (19) and Michael (17) have been playing rock music since they were old enough to walk and talk, mastering every instrument they could get their hands on and writing and performing everything together (they alternate writing credits and instruments on Do Hollywood). Mining inspiration from every era of rock, they have crafted richly sophisticated baroque-pop songs into a ten-track tour de force – the perfect introduction to the world of The Lemon Twigs.
The Lemon Twigs are currently on tour in North America, with live members Megan Zeankowski (bass) and Danny Ayala (keyboards). Catch their sensational performance at the following Canadian cities:
Powell - Frankie / Jonny 12" in stores Oct 7
If you missed his super limited white labels then it’s your lucky day. Here is the first proper single
release from Powell’s amazing ‘Sport’ album and it’s a killer. Our man gets his analogue groove on with
the bass line driven ‘Frankie’ that twists and turns around a killer vocal (thanks to Frankie), with some
serious squelch and some stop start edits. Pure mentalist rave tackle.
Also taken from the upcoming Sport is B-side Jonny, which contains the signature Powell style but with
the added luxury of vocals from Jonnine Standish of the lauded minimal electronic duo, HTRK.
The single comes housed in a classic, back-to-basics, 12” dance inner [but with the five, luminous Sport
colours that actually ended up making it more expensive].
Sept. 22nd saw the release of a video clip for Jonny, inspired by Powell’s long-running NTS radio show
It contains footage sent by fans to his email@example.com email address [which was pasted on
billboards in both London and New York], as well as footage from Powell’s own recent North American
tour, which included Toronto, M o n t r é a l and Calgary, with Russell Haswell and Not Waving, a trek that
celebrated 5 years since the inception of his own label Diagonal Records.
“Powell belongs to a very small pool of dance artists whose music is a style in itself.” – Resident Advisor
“The whole thing is a giddy mess, slathered in squelchy bass synth, broken-Bontempi drumming,
drunken-bumblebee arpeggios, and even gnarly hard-rock guitar riffing, just because.” – Pitchfork
“Class A wind-up merchant and new beta techno mutant, Powell bends expectations to the fullest with a
remarkably emotive, hook-riddled and tumultuous for the original rave mongrels at XL.” – BOOMKAT
Goat Girl / Country Sleaze b/w Scum LTD ED 7" in stores Oct 7
Rough Trade Records are releasing the debut single by teenage South London four piece Goat Girl on
7th October in the form of double A side Country Sleaze and Scum.
Each track is a caustic commentary on the England they’ve grown up in: ‘Country Sleaze’ is a brooding
two-chord time capsule that sounds like it’s been beamed over from a Seattle divebar in 1989. Both
tracks were recorded purposefully quickly in a no-nonsense north London studio a few weeks ago with
fast-rising producer Margo Broom.
As rare as they are refreshing, the band’s plan from here is simple: get ‘Country Sleaze’ and ‘Scum’ out
into the world ASAP, hit the road, and record a debut album that has, as Naima puts it, “spirit, strength
and simplicity” at its heart. Savvy and effortlessly inventive, Goat Girl are London in 2016 – and suddenly
London feels real again.
Goat Girl are a special band. Songs that use subtlety as their main ingredient while remaining
disarmingly fierce at every turn. Lyrics that mean everything despite being written down in the most
simplistic and non-aggressive way possible… they are an anomaly in the UK music scene as 2016 draws
to a draggy close: four people playing guitars, bass and drums who have the ability to make you feel
Goat Girl are: Clottie Cream, Rosy Bones, Naima Jelly and L.E.D.
The best music always comes out of nowhere, and Ellie, Lottie, Naima and Rosie seem as surprised as
anybody to find themselves in their current position. “A year ago me and Ellie were playing this cult open
mic night in south London run by someone who used to be in Hawkwind,” says Naima. “Then we met
Lottie in the street outside a house party, then we met Rosie in the audience at The Windmill in Brixton,
and then we became Goat Girl.”Named in reference to the questionable Bill Hicks comedy sketch Goat
Boy (“It’s disgusting,” says Lottie, although she’s quick to add: “But I like his social commentary, and the
satirical element to what he did,”) the band are fresh out of their respective London colleges and a million
miles away from everything else ‘new’ you’ll hear right now.
Goat Girl currently has upwards of 20 completed songs, each one a caustic commentary on the England
they’ve grown up in. “There’s teenage angst in them,” says Ellie. “But I think that was inevitable, growing
up in London over the last ten years.” All four members of Goat Girl are under 20, but their relative youth
isn’t what makes them stand out. Rather, they feel so compelling because of they way they expertly pick
through the holes of so-called millennial culture, not to mention the way the media and government are
messing with the minds and future plans of an entire generation. They’re truth-tellers, and this is surely
the reason why so many people have been leaving Goat Girl gigs open-mouthed recently.
“I just like watching people,” says Lottie, the band’s principal lyricist and lead singer. “I think it’s nice to
make lyrics obscure, so people can’t really understand them. People like dark themes, don’t they?
As a unit, Goat Girl says they’re torn on politics. Lottie’s lyrics explicitly deal with issues most other acts
in 2016 seem scared to even skirt around, but the band are also acutely aware of how easy it is to
become a cliché, to be labelled and put in a box.
“We’re in a weird position,” says Lottie. “With anything in music that’s succeeding, money is gonna be
thrown at it. And because of that you’re running the risk of destroying what it is that makes you special in
the first place. But right now, today, it’s just nice to relate to people – to feel like we’re a part of a
LIIMA BRAND NEW VIDEO, PLUS ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA NOW
As Liima continue their maiden North American tour with a show in Chicago tonight, they have just shared the new video for ‘Trains In The Dark’.
Created by visual artist Alyona Movko, the video is the fourth single released from the group’s debut album ii, which is out now on 4AD.
Liima are Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö plus Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang.
Their North American tour continues this week with shows in Toronto and Montreal followed by a run of headline shows and festival appearances in eight different countries, starting in Turkey and ending up in Iceland. You can find all upcoming dates on www.liima.net