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Beggars Music is completely focused on its writers and determinedly independent, administering its own rights in a full service office backed with uniquely experienced management. We believe strongly that a publisher’s role is to add value to a writer’s life and career and that in order to do so we must remain at the forefront of developments in both technology and the industry itself.

Beggars Music was born in January 2010 to strengthen and expand the Beggars Group’s publishing interests.

We are extremely proud of our roster of artists and are uniquely placed to work in close partnership with some of the most exciting and innovative labels in the world; XL, 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, Stolen Recordings and Young Turks.

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20/03/2017

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.

10/03/2017

Pumarosa unveil new video for single ‘Dragonfly’

10/03/2017

London five-piece Pumarosa has been buzzing on the radar since they first introduced their out-of-this-world music late in 2015.

Following the release of their self-titled EP, they will finally be dropping their debut album, The Witch, this year. Today, saw the release of their Holly Hunter-directed music video for “Dragonfly.”

 

For this moody visual, the band took inspiration from the process of dragonflies hatching. They really zoomed in on the idea of exploring “the liquid world they emerge from,” which really cranks up the broodiness factor here.

 

The Witch is due out on May 19 via Harvest Records, published by Beggars Music. Watch the song come to life in the video, above.

20/02/2017

Upcoming Beggars Music Releases & Shows:

20/02/2017

Upcoming Releases:

Pumarosa / The Witch / May 19th – Fiction (Pre-order)

Pixx / The Age Of Anxiety / June 2nd – 4AD (Pre-order LP & CD and Digital)

 

Upcoming Gigs:

London O’Connor / Montague Arms / March 21st – Tickets

Car Seat Headrest / Electric Camden / March 23rd – *SOLD OUT*

Mica Levi (DJ set) / Village Underground / March 24th (part of Convergence Festival) – Tickets

Gengahr / Sebright Arms / March 25th – *SOLD OUT*

Sampha / Roundhouse / March 29/30th – *BOTH SOLD OUT* (Full tour dates here)

Steve Gunn / St. John’s Church /  April 3rd – Tickets (Full tour dates here)

Pumarosa / Oval Space / April 19th – Tickets (Full tour dates here)

Bing & Ruth / LSO St. Lukes Church / May 26th – Tickets (Full tour dates here)

Mica Levi & Kate Tempest with Orchestrate / Brighton Festival / May 11th – Tickets

Sampha / Manchester International Festival, Albert Hall / July 5th Tickets

The Haxan Cloak / Manchester International Festival, Gorilla / July 7th Tickets

Pixx/Car Seat Headrest / End of the Road / August 31st w/end – Tickets



Beggars Music at Festivals!

6 Music Festival / March 24-26 / Glasgow / Car Seat Headrest & Warpaint

Coachella / April 14-16, 21 -23 / Car Seat Headrest, Glass Animals, Sampha, Nicolas Jaar, Warpaint
Great Escape / 17-20 May/ Brighton / Pumarosa & Pixx
Primavera Sound / 1-4 June / Barcelona / Sampha, Glass Animals, Nicolas Jaar

NOS Primavera / 8-10 June / Porto / Sampha, Nicolas Jaar

Governors Ball / 2-4 June / NYC / Car Seat Headrest, Warpaint

Field Day / 3-4 June / London / Nicolas Jaar
Bonnaroo / June 8 – 11 / US / Glass Animals, Car Seat Headrest

Latitude / 13-16 July / Glass Animals, Pixx
Lovebox / 14-15 July / London / Sampha
Panorama Fest / NY / Glass Animals, Car Seat Headrest

Reading+Leeds / 25-27 August / Glass Animals

20/02/2017

London O’ Connor re-releases remastered debut album, O∆, on True Panther Sounds

20/02/2017

London O’ Connor is songwriter and producer and self-professed wanderer from California. He is our newest signing to the Beggars Music roster.

A remastered version of his debut album, O∆, (originally released in 2015) was released physically and digitally on February 17th 2017 on True Panther Sounds, published by Beggars Music.

O∆, the debut album from the self produced american songwriter, is a post-any-genre narrative told through vivid and visual production he made from the contents of his backpack while sleeping on floors and couches in New York City.  It details the suburban world he grew up in and fled from in Southern California years before.  His story is not that unlike many others, “a kid who feels stifled in America’s suburbs and wants to get out.” But, there is a clarity and vulnerability in London’s version that is rare. From the meticulously simplified arrangements to the lyrics that stand out more as admissions than punchlines, to his opening live sets in New York that saw him perched on top of a solitary cube of light in a blacked out venue– London’s mode of expression is to reduce until there is nothing left to hide behind.

Find all the links to listen (Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp) and buy the album (via True Panther, iTunes) HERE:

 

London supports Glass Animals at their sold-out Brixton Academy show on March 16th.

Following that, he plays his own headline show at Montague Arms in London on March 21st. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2kAXejc 

20/02/2017

Bing & Ruth release ‘No Home of the Mind’ on 4AD

20/02/2017

February 17th saw the worldwide release of No Home of the Mind by Bing & Ruth, published by Beggars Music.

The new record is the first released by Bing & Ruth on 4AD, following City Lake (2010) and Tomorrow Was The Golden Age (2014) – “one of the finest left-field releases of the year” [Pitchfork].  You can read more about No Home of the Mind and how the record was written in The FADER’s recent feature with Moore, where he discussed in depth the 17 pianos around the world that were used to write the album.  The full piece is available to read here.

Earlier this week the ensemble shared the new video for ‘The How of it Sped, directed by Sébastien Cros, which you can watch here.  On Monday night Bing & Ruth performed the album in full at WNYC Greene Space, and you can now watch the full show here.

No Home of the Mind is out now on 4AD, available on limited edition clear vinyl, standard black vinyl, CD and all digital platforms.
Buy LP/CD via 4AD here.
Buy from your choice of platforms here.
Stream on Spotify / Apple Music.

No resisting the almost devotional quality in their mesmerizing drifts of piano, woodwind, upright bass, and tape delay” – Pitchfork
Calming, impressionistic piano pieces” – The Times ****
Thoroughly entrancing” – AllMusic ****
A lovely spooked set of ambient piano études” – Uncut

 

Bing & Ruth play a show in London on May 26th at LSO St. Lukes. Get tickets here:

See all Bing & Ruth dates here:

16/02/2017

Pumarosa announce debut album – ‘The Witch’

16/02/2017

 

Pumarosa have today unveiled new single ‘Dragonfly’, alongside confirming details of their much-anticipated debut album. ‘The Witch’ will see a release on May 19th via Fiction Records, whilst the band have also lined up a spring UK and European headline tour featuring their biggest London show to date at Oval Space on April 20th.  Further live plans and festivals will follow, with the likes of The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and Secret Garden Party already confirmed.

 

‘Dragonfly’ is described by the band as a piece of “alien pop simplicity”, matching the London five-piece’s immersive cinematic instrumentation to a haunting vocal from lead singer and visual artist Isabel Muñoz-Newsome. Discussing ‘Dragonfly’, the band say: “we are so used to protecting ourselves from each other that when the time comes to be open, sometimes we can’t do it. Dragonfly is about shedding this armour.”

 

Announced today, Pumarosa’s stunning debut album – ‘The Witch’ – soundtracks a vivid journey thus far: from the shared Tottenham warehouse the 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 Village Underground – 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.

 

As suggested by the album’s introductory tracks – ‘Priestess’, ‘Cecile’, ‘Honey’ – ‘The Witch’ digs deeper into Pumarosa’s varied but instantly-identifiable sound. United under their “Industrial Spiritual” ethos, few other bands combine art, politics and progressive thought like this. Yet everything goes hand-in-hand with Pumarosa, and in 2017 they’re taking you with them further still.

 

25 Feb – Hostess Club Weekender, Tokyo Japan

28 Feb – Sydney Oxford Arts Factory

1 March – Melbourne – Howler

17 Apr – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds

18 Apr – Glasgow, Poetry Club

19 Apr – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

20 Apr – London, Oval Space

22 Apr- Paris, Le Pop Up Du Label

24 Apr – Berlin. Badehaus Szimpla

26 Apr – Hamburg, Prinzenbar

28 Apr – Amsterdam, Paradiso Nord

 

LISTEN to ‘Dragonfly’: http://po.st/PRDFYT

‘Dragonfly’ on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play: http://po.st/PRDFLF

Pre-order ‘The Witch’: http://po.st/PRTWLF

Spotify Pre-save: http://po.st/PRTWSPS

Tour Ticketshttp://po.st/PRUKT17

16/02/2017

Pixx announced debut album – ‘The Age of Anxiety’ via 4AD

16/02/2017

Hannah Rodgers, the 21 year old musician behind Pixx, has announced details of her long-awaited debut album, The Age Of Anxiety and previewed its opening salvo, ‘I Bow Down’.  Following the singles ‘Baboo’ and ‘Grip’, its technicolour video was created by Natasha Lawes and premiered by The FADER today.

 

Released on 2nd June, The Age Of Anxiety is a brave step forward from Pixx’s first release, 2015’s Fall In EP.  A deeply personal document of heartbreak, those four folk-infused torch songs drew early critical praise, with the Sunday Times hailing it “one of the most arresting debuts of the year,” and led to tours with the likes of Daughter, Lush and Glass Animals.

Instead of tales of loss and affairs of the heart, The Age Of Anxiety finds Rodgers ostensibly place herself outside looking in.  Her twelve-song collection seeks to address a generation increasingly isolated by an unprecedented new world order, from the pressures of social media to ever-changing political turbulence.

This bold debut 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, just beyond the fringes of south London where suburban sprawl start to break into countryside, Rodgers experienced a year-long period of insomnia caused by recurring nightmares at the age of 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.

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.  First 100 pre-orders come with a zine designed by Hannah.
You can pre-order via all digital platforms here*.
*Digital pre-orders will receive ‘I Bow Down’, ‘Grip’ and ‘Baboo’ as instant downloads.

 

Pixx –The Age Of Anxiety
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1. I Bow Down
2. Toes
3. Grip
4. Romance
5. Telescreen
6. Everything Is Weird In America
7. Waterslides
8. A Big Cloud To Float Upon
9. Baboo
10. Your Delight
11. The Girls
12. Mood Ring Eyes

A newly-formed four-piece Pixx live band will headline Birthdays in London on Feb 28th, and has also been confirmed to open for Austra on their upcoming Spring UK and European tour.

 

16/02/2017

Sampha’s debut album ‘ Process’ released on February 3rd 2017

16/02/2017

Produced by Sampha and Rodaidh McDonald, Process is Sampha’s defining artist statement. As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha previously lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and most recently on Solange’s A Seat At The Table album. Now, on Process – which also features previous singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ and ‘Blood On Me’ and ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’– it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story.

“Process is an album built to take your breath away. From start to finish, it’s a display of Sampha’s mastery as a lyricist, a singer and a musician.” The Line Of Best Fit 9/10

“Process is an exercise in catharsis, a deep breath in that lays Sampha’s soul bare through gorgeous vignettes of his life.”The Skinny 5/5

“Process Is a Triumph” Loud & Quiet 8/10

 

“A masterful juxtaposition of organic and electronic soul, routed in the very fabric of his life” – 9/10 DJ Magazine

 

9/10 – Clash Magazine 

Buy here: https://young-turks-uk.myshopify.com/products/sampha-process

Live dates: http://sampha.com/#live