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
POWELL - Jonny [feat. Jonny] video
‘Jonny [feat. Jonny]’ is one of Powell’s favourite tracks from Sport (released 14 October 2016 on XL Recordings)
It contains the added luxury of vocals from Jonnine Standish of the lauded minimal electronic duo HTRK.
The video for ‘Jonny [feat. Jonny]’ was inspired by Powell’s long-running NTS radio show Melon Magic.
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 with Russell Haswell and Not Waving, a tour that celebrated 5 years since the inception of his own label Diagonal Records.
Released tomorrow on 12” vinyl along with previous single Frankie [feat. Frankie], this 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].
“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
“this is a serious, much needed record for UK electronic music and beyond.” Gilles Peterson on BBC 6Music
“Class A wind-up merchant and new beta techno mutant, Powell bends expectations to the fullest with a remarkably emotive, hook-riddled and tumultuous debut album called Sport for the original rave mongrels at XL.” BOOMKAT
PIXX - New Single ‘Grip’ + Video
Taken from her debut album, scheduled for released in early 2017, ‘Grip’ follows previous single Baboo in further expanding the sonic palette of 21 year-old Hannah Rodgers. She says “we go through life facing backwards, moving forwards without a clue what is in front of us. I lost myself in this concept.”. The track is presented alongside a gravity-defying video created by James Slater and Natasha Lawes, the same team behind the dream-like visuals for ‘Baboo’.
Hannah Rodgers hails from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London, England, where suburban sprawl starts to break into countryside. Born to a music-loving family, her creative talents were recognized early on, earning her a place at The BRIT School, the renowned performing arts college located near her home. Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Aphex Twin, Rodgers has adopted her grandmother’s nickname Pixx and is ready to make her mark.
Pixx performs live in London tomorrow night at the ICA, as part of a sold-out 4AD Revue event with label-mates Methyl Ethel and The Lemon Twigs. She will also make her US live debut at New York’s Irving Plaza next week, where the 4AD Revue series continues.
NEW WARPAINT TRACK “WHITEOUT” DEBUTS TODAY
Heads Up was recorded after the band spent 2015 apart working on solo projects and their own endeavors. Reuniting in January of this year, the band invited producer Jacob Bercovici—with whom they had worked on their debut EP Exquisite Corpse—into their House on the Hill studio in Downtown Los Angeles to begin work on the new LP. For the first time ever, the band recorded in pairs and alone rather than as a full band, allowing for a new creative freedom.
The band also reworked their live sound to reflect their critically acclaimed live performances. “We’ve always had this really jammy, high-energy live show compared to some of our records,” says vocalist and guitarist Emily Kokal. “We all love to dance. We didn’t want to take away from the emotion or the core feeling of what our band is all about—which I don’t even think we could take out if we wanted, because it is who we are—but we wanted to bump the speed up and have a little bit more fun.”
Warpaint is Emily Kokal (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), Stella Mozgawa (drums, vocals) and Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals).
KIM GORDON “MURDERED OUT” NEW JUSTIN RAISEN-PRODUCED SINGLE OUT NOW!
Black matte spray.
When I moved back to LA I noticed more and more cars painted with black matte spray, tinted windows, blackened logos, and black wheels. This was something I had occasionally seen in the past, part of low-rider car culture. A reclaiming of a corporate symbol of American success, The Car, from an outsider’s point of view. A statement-making rejection of the shiny brand new look, the idea of a new start, the promise of power, and the freedom on the open road. Like an option on a voting ballot, “none of the above.”
Murdered Out as a look, is now creeping into mainstream culture as a design trend. A coffee brand. A clothing line. A nail polish colour.
Black-on-black matte is the ultimate expression in digging out, getting rid of, purging the soul. Like a black hole, the supreme inward look, a culture collapsing in on itself, the outsider as an unwilling participant as the “It” look.
I met the uber talented Justin Raisen, the producer, offhandedly. He was working on a project with another artist and kept sending me tracks to listen to with the possibility of getting me to sing on one of them. When I learned I could make up my own lyrics, I was in. With the remaining bits of unused vocals, he started what would be “Murdered Out.” Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) plays drums, based on the trashy drums that Justin first laid down. I went back and did more vocals and guitar and we mixed it…“Murdered Out” was such a great surprise! Looking forward to our next collaboration.