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Sébastien Forrester (fka Holy Strays) to release first full-length under his own name.20/06/2017
Drummer and composer Sébastien Forrester has previously been known as Holy Strays.
More than a year after his last release under the moniker, he is back with Brontide, his first full-length under his own name in the form of a series of EPs, through Paris-based label Nowadays Records (Fakear, La Fine Équipe, Sekuoia).
The first one is due out June 30th 2017.
‘Brontide’ EP1 embodies the producer’s obsessive hunt for his own, lost folklore. ‘EXAST’ sees Forrester embroidering around a straight beat and exploring his deep love for trance and repetition while ‘HWYL / HOWL’ is a relentless drum piece that draws on his personal experience as a percussionist in a marching band and refuses to still. ‘Fatal Stamp’, as caressing as aggressive at times, hesitates between frenetic tom blasts and medieval grandeur. ‘Foyer’, the closer, is a haunting ballad featuring vocals by his close friend and collaborator Fawkes, who has recently appeared on Rabit’s Halcyon Veil imprint and Jlin’s last album ‘Black Origami’.
Hear HWYL/HOWL above.
Suicideyear signs to LuckyMe and announces new EP ‘Hate Songs’ with first single out now.15/06/2017
2. Mosh Mosh (Julie’s Song)
3. Flood (Autumn Hate)
4. Spent Days Watching Horses Die
5. Alert (Winter Hate)
6. Lagniappe (Spring Hate)
Debut album by Pixx, The Age of Anxiety, out today.02/06/2017
Today sees the release of Pixx’s debut album, The Age Of Anxiety. The twelve-song collection, featuring ‘I Bow Down’, ‘Grip’, ‘Baboo’ and ‘Waterslides’, seeks to address a generation increasingly isolated by an unprecedented new world order, from the pressures of social media to ever-changing political turbulence.
The Age Of Anxiety borrows its title from W.H. Auden’s final poem, charting one man’s quest to find substance and identity in a shifting and increasingly industrialised world. Published in 1947, Auden’s six-part rumination on human isolation in the modern age parallels the overarching themes of Pixx’s work some 70 years later.
Originally from Chipstead, Surrey, and a graduate of the BRIT School, Rodgers experienced a year-long period of insomnia caused by recurring nightmares at age 9 – her first awareness of anxiety. It left a lasting impression, inspiring a fascination with different states of consciousness, and is one of many somnolent events she draws upon for The Age Of Anxiety.
Reviews for The Age of Anxiety:
✭✭✭✭✭ from The Guardian – ‘It makes for a riveting and refreshing debut, which balances weirdness with sweet and soothing joy.’
✭✭✭✭ Review from Dork – ‘Pixx becomes a vital voice for a moment in time. ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ is a record we’ll all be coming back to for months and years to come, and it’s only just the beginning.’
Vogue – “One of the new voices in politically minded British pop.”
Pixx : New Single ‘Waterslides’, Debut Album Out Next Week24/05/2017
Pixx – the alter ego of Hannah Rodgers – has released a new song, ‘Waterslides’, from her forthcoming debut album, The Age Of Anxiety.
A spiralling pop song, its accompanying video fuses a lo-fi aesthetic with the ultra-modern; the synthetic and the natural. Filmed in the futuristic city scape of Bilbao, directors Alice Clingan and Louis Milner explain the premise behind its visual companion. “The lyrics to ‘Waterslides’ are inspired by a dream Hannah had, isolated on a waterpark in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by emotionless suited figures. We tried to make the video in keeping with the surreal and lonely imagery that inspired the song.” Watch ‘Waterslides’ above, via YouTube, or stream the track here.
The Age Of Anxiety is released on 2nd June on limited coloured vinyl formats, CD and digitally.
You can pre-order the album on limited coloured LP and CD via 4AD here. Limited pre-orders come with a zine designed by Hannah.
You can pre-order via all digital platforms here*.
*Digital pre-orders will receive ‘Waterslides’, ‘I Bow Down’, ‘Grip’ and ‘Baboo’ as instant downloads.
“A genuinely smart, intriguingly playful set that both presses all the right Big Pop buttons and sounds decidedly off-centre.” Uncut 8/10
“Dazzling and infectious.” Dork ****
Pumarosa release debut album ‘The Witch’ to rave reviews23/05/2017
Pumarosa’s stunning debut album ‘The Witch’, published by Beggars Music was released on Fiction Records on Friday May 19th.
‘The Witch’ – soundtracks a vivid journey thus far: from the shared Tottenham warehouse the 5 piece band formed in to the derelict Italian cinema in which they honed their sound, and then the South London studio of eccentric producer Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Bat For Lashes, TOY). Having sold-out a series of headline shows starting at a half-knocked down house in Peckham to the ICA and then the Oval Space – alongside touring with artists like Kate Tempest, Glass Animals, Everything Everything and wowing crowds at festivals like Latitude and secret midnight sets at Glastonbury – Pumarosa have emerged as one of the UK’s most undeniably powerful live bands.
“When people ask about the next Radiohead it’s easy to point to Pumarosa as a band capable of following that path-but that would do injustice to how vital and unique they are. We are in a Pumarosa world now, and my does it look phenomenal” – DORK ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“An explosive debut heralding the arrival of a major new talent. One of the debuts of the year” –
Q MAGAZINE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“…Here is an album that embraces every fibre of your being; generous in its awe-inspiring and beautiful moments. It’ll keep you guessing every minute of its hour long run.”
THE LINE OF BEST FIT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Watch the video for lead single ‘Dragonfly’ above now.
Let’s Eat Grandma remix ‘I Bow Down’ by Pixx08/05/2017
‘I Bow Down (Let’s Eat Grandma RePixx)’ is the title of the newest rework of Pixx’s ‘I Bow Down’ by pop duo, Let’s Eat Grandma.
Listen in the video above.
William Doyle composes original piece for Uniqlo AIRism Campaign12/04/2017
William Doyle has composed a new piece of music, ‘Airism’ for Uniqlo that has been used for their new AIRism ad campaign.
It can be seen on their online adverts around the world and on TV and in Cinema in Japan.
Sampha co-writes and features on new Drake Release ‘More Life’20/03/2017
On March 18th, Drake premiered his highly anticipated More Life project on episode 39 of OVO Radio. The unveiling follows months of speculation and delays, and last week’s less than cryptic release date reveal.
The project has been given the official title A Playlist by October Firm – the duo of Drake and Oliver El-Khatib – and comes laden with some big names: Giggs, Black Coffee, Jorja Smith and Sampha are all among its features.
Sampha co-wrote and contributes vocals to the track ‘4422’.
You can listen to it via the Spotify player now.