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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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24/05/2017

Pixx : New Single ‘Waterslides’, Debut Album Out Next Week

24/05/2017

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 ****

23/05/2017

Pumarosa release debut album ‘The Witch’ to rave reviews

23/05/2017

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.

08/05/2017

Let’s Eat Grandma remix ‘I Bow Down’ by Pixx

08/05/2017

‘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.

 

12/04/2017

William Doyle composes original piece for Uniqlo AIRism Campaign

12/04/2017

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.

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:

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!

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