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.
Upcoming Beggars Music Releases & Shows:20/02/2017
Pumarosa / The Witch / May 19th – Fiction (Pre-order)
Pixx / Birthdays / Feb 28th – Tickets
Gengahr / Sebright Arms / March 11th – *SOLD OUT*
Islington Assembly Hall / March 12th & 15th – Tickets
Corcorde 2 Brighton / March 14th – Tickets
Vicar St, Dublin / March 16th – Tickets
Glass Animals / Brixton Academy / March 16th – *SOLD OUT* (Full tour details here)
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
Sampha / Roundhouse / March 29/30th – *BOTH SOLD OUT* (Full tour dates here)
Mica Levi & Kate Tempest with Orchestrate / Brighton Festival / May 11th – Tickets
Pixx/Car Seat Headrest / End of the Road / August 31st w/end – Tickets
London O’ Connor re-releases remastered debut album, O∆, on True Panther Sounds20/02/2017
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
Bing & Ruth release ‘No Home of the Mind’ on 4AD20/02/2017
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:
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 Tickets: http://po.st/PRUKT17
Pixx announced debut album – ‘The Age of Anxiety’ via 4AD16/02/2017
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
1. I Bow Down
6. Everything Is Weird In America
8. A Big Cloud To Float Upon
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.
Sampha’s debut album ‘ Process’ released on February 3rd 201716/02/2017
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
Live dates: http://sampha.com/#live
Mica Levi’s score to Jackie has been nominated for an Oscar.02/02/2017
As the award nominations continue to roll in, Mica Levi has been nominated for another award, the most prestigious of them all, an Oscar! Her sublime score to the biopic Jackie, has been nominated in the Best Original Score category.
We wish her the best of luck and are incredibly proud to work with her.
London O’ Connor to release O∆ in February on True Panther13/01/2017
Self-produced American songwriter London O’Connor announces a partnership with New York City-based record label True Panther Sounds as well as the official re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album O∆ on February 17th. For the first time the debut effort from the self-proclaimed “explorer” will be available on all streaming platforms as well as CD and Vinyl. Coinciding with the announcement, London’s second single “GUTS,” which is as catchy as it is angry, is now available on all digital retailers. To celebrate the release next month London will be performing his first headlining NYC show at Rough Trade on February 22nd. O∆ is available for pre-order now and a deluxe version of the vinyl will also be available which arrives with a 3′ x 5′ signature O∆ flag. The deluxe version will be available for pre-order on on CircleTriangle.Earth.
O∆ 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. The cinematic album also acts as a rallying cry and arrived hand-in-hand with a direct message from O’Connor: “If when you hear it, you feel like its talking about where you live, then I want you to leave.”
While London travels and crafts his second album, a remastered version of O∆ will be released physically and digitally February 17th on True Panther Sounds.