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Vienna Ditto – Feeling Good (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by E.N.

Vienna Ditto - Feeling Good
London-based Vienna Ditto are a true example of what the current music scene urgently needs. It needs for somebody to grab it by the horns and shake it up somewhat. A far cry away from the pretentious shoegaze, indy-pop smush that is populating the world of music press in the UK, the band are back with a BANG and a new single which continues in the trend of doing something out-of-the-ordinary.

Slightly reminiscent of Portishead and Jack Nitzsche, the new single Feeling Good is an intriguing mix of starkly contrasting styles, which aims straight for the jugular with its haunting chorus and upbeat rockabilly riffs. This blend of psychedelic rock and electronica paired with Hatty’s smoky vocals has created a disorientating, enthralling and captivating sound which is truly unique to Vienna Ditto. Production-wise there is a subtlety of Lamb with the creative characteristics of recent big hitters The Knife and the guts of PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake.

Catch Vienna Ditto LIVE

14th June – London, Aklam Village Market
20th June – Oxford, O2 Academy
21st June – Reading, Rising Sun Arts Centre

Alice Rose – Teardrops(Video+Gabriel Ananda Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by E.N.

Alice Rose - TeardropsHailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Alice Rose plays and sings beautiful, mesmerizing and thoroughly modern music that captures the essence of the old world and the new.

Alice will release her album ‘each is a DREAM’ in November 2013, on Manual Music. The album was co-produced by British producer, John Parish (PJ Harvey) and techno musician, Gabriel Ananda.

The first single “Teardrops” is a beautiful mystic song and includes an artistic animated

Remixes come from the hands of Tiger Rose and Eagles & Butterflies.

Alt-J Wins 2012 Mercury Prize

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by E.N.

Alt-J has won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave. The annual music prize is awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Past winners include PJ Harvey, Portishead, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, and The xx. This year’s nominees included albums from Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Jessie Ware, and The Maccabees.

 

An Awesome Wave was recently released on September 18th in the United States. The album was previously released in the UK to much acclaim, with BBC Music calling it “strong, addictive and enthralling, the perfect accompaniment to any mood, any moment, anywhere,” The Guardiancalling them, “the most successful new British band of the year,” and The New York Times said the band’s music “is a handsome alloy of dry acoustic timbre and reverberant effect, suggesting a very British convergence of texture-minded electronic music and psychedelic folk.”

 

The band are also preparing for a short west coast tour this December, including dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle. For the full itinerary, please see below.

 

TUE 12/11 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Bottom of The Hill (SOLD OUT)

WED 12/12 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ Fonda Theater

THU 12/13 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ Casbah

SAT 12/15 – PORTLAND, OR @ Star Theater

SUN 12/16 – KANSAS CITY, KS @ Midland Theater w/ Passion Pit

MON 12/17 – SEATTLE, WA @ The Crocodile (SOLD OUT)

 

Purchase An Awesome Wave on iTunesAmazon, or Insound.

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www.soundcloud.com/alt-j 

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Dot Hacker w Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist) share live video + Inhibition Out 5.1.12+Free Download Title Track

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2012 by E.N.

Debut Album Inhibition Release on 5/1/12
Pre-sale HERE via ORG Music

After releasing their eponymous debut EP Dot Hacker via Org Music, Los Angeles-based band Dot Hacker announced their first full-length album, Inhibition to come out on May 1st 2012. To show their live set up, Dot Hacker share a video of their single “Order / Disorder” performed live at The Troubadour, on YouTube HERE and Vimeo HERE. The album Inhibition will be available through all major digital outlets, and in stores on CD and vinyl. An exclusive run of 200 copies of limited edition Black, Blue, and White Swirl color vinyl is available for pre-order on the ORG Music site HERE.
The music of Dot Hacker is architectural, built on a foundation of bold, manipulated tones and supported by lush eclectic textures and angular rhythm. The band’s enigmatic sound comes from the collaboration of friends and founding members, Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner and Jonathan Hischke.Before forming Dot Hacker in 2008, the four were already established musicians, recording and touring with an impressive list of respected artists including: Beck, Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Butthole Surfers and Broken Bells amongst many others.  Klinghoffer, the band’s lead vocalist, also currently plays guitar in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The band plans to announce more shows in 2012 to support the release of their debut album.
Download “Inhibition” HERE
Dot Hacker Inhibition track listing:
1. Order/Disorder
2. Idleidolidyl
3. Eye Opener
4. Discotheque
5. Be Leaving
6. The Earth Beneath
7. Inhibition
8. The Wit Of The Staircase
9. Quotes
10. Puncture
http://dothacker.org/
http://twitter.com/dothackerband
https://www.facebook.com/DotHackerBand
http://www.orgmusic.com/

Orbital ft. Zola Jesus ‘New France’ – Full EP (inc Tom Middleton, L-Vis 1990 remixes)Stream now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by E.N.

Ahead of the release of their new album, Wonky (released April 1st), Orbital have released their stunning collaboration with Zola Jesus. New France. The original version of the track is available now from iTunes, and a remix EP will be released on March 19th featuring versions by Tom Middleton, L-Vis 1990 and Hydraulic Dogs which the band have now shared the entire EP on their Soundcloud page.
Orbital
New France EP
Released March 19th
1) New France – Album version
2) New France – Tom Middleton mix
3) New France – L-Vis Mix
4) Straight Sun
Orbital | New France (feat. Zola Jesus)

Orbital | New France (Tom Middleton Cosmos Mix)

Orbital | New France (L-Vis 1990’s Rewound Mix)

Orbital | New France (The Hydraulic Dogs Remix)

Check out “New France”, from Orbital’s forthcoming LP, Wonky+Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by E.N.

ELECTRONIC ICONS ORBITAL HEADLINING FOUR FESIVALS THIS SUMMER

NEW SINGLE “NEW FRANCE”  FEATURING  ZOLA JESUS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH PITCHFORK HERE
STREAM NEW FRANCE HERE ON PITCHFORK
“Romantically, one could posit this collective pleasure as a middle-aged, virtual reconstruction of the elated sense of community Orbital generated in their ‘90s heyday. From a distance, it smells suspiciously of nostalgia. “Wonky”, though, is much stronger than that. It might be an album that recaptures the voluptuous, saturated melodies and rave epiphanies of the Hartnoll brothers at their peak, but it also proves the enduring flexibility of Orbital’s work. As it turns out, “Wonky” is solid, complex and hugely rewarding.”
- Uncut Magazine
rbital have confirmed they will headline at the following UK festivals this summer:
 *Orbital ranks #9 In MixMag’s Greatest Dance Act of All Time Poll 2012*
The Beat-Herder Festival: 30th June
Event is 29th June – 1st July Sawley Brow, Lancs www.beatherder.co.uk
Bloc: 7th July
Event is 6th–7th July London Pleasure Gardens, Royal Victoria Docks www.blocfestival.com
The Secret Garden Party: 21st July
Event is 19th–22nd July Huntingdon, Cambs www.secretgardenparty.com
Bestival: 9th September
Event is 6th–9th September Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight www.bestival.net
Undefeated champions of British electronic music, Orbital get back in the ring in 2012 with Wonky, their first new album in eight years, which will be released on April 3rd and was produced by renowned UK producer and knob twiddler Flood (PJ Harvey/Depeche Mode/U2). It will be preceded by single‘New France’ (with Zola Jesus), set for release on March 27th.
Recently reunited following a long sabbatical, Paul and Phil Hartnoll are back on fighting-fit form and ready to reclaim their title as lightheaded lords of the dance arena. Both timeless and contemporary, heartwarming and exhilarating, Wonky puts a vividly modern spin on their signature blend of richly melodic, deeply emotive electronica. Confident, energised and eclectic, Wonky already sounds like the duo’s finest album to date. Gleaming, whooshing, shimmering tracks like ‘Straight Sun’ and ‘Stringy Acid’ instantly tap into the warm-blooded rush and restless bounce of classic Orbital. These are future festival rocking anthems in the making, right up there with vintage live favourites ‘Chime’ and ‘Belfast’.
The track-listing for Wonky is as follows:
1. One Big Moment
2. Straight Sun
3. Never
4. New France (with Zola Jesus)
5. Distractions
6. Stringy Acid
7. Beelzedub
8. Wonky
9. Where Is It Going?
UK TOUR APRIL 2012
05 Manchester Academy
06 Leeds O2 Academy
07 Glasgow O2 Academy
08 Liverpool O2 Academy
09 Cambridge Corn Exchange
10 London Royal Albert Hall
More+Free Download Never HERE

Los Angeles’ Dot Hacker To Release Debut EP+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by E.N.

Los Angeles’ Dot Hacker To Release Debut EP Dot Hacker on February 21st via ORG Music

Listen/download/ the first single  “Order/Disorder”HERE

Los Angeles-based band Dot Hacker to release eponymous debut EP on February 21st, followed by first full-length album, Inhibition later in 2012.

The music of Dot Hacker is architectural, built on a foundation of bold, manipulated tones and supported by lush eclectic textures and angular rhythm. The band’s enigmatic sound comes from the collaboration of friends and founding members, Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner and Jonathan Hischke.

Before forming Dot Hacker in 2008, the four were already established musicians, recording and touring with an impressive list of respected artists including: Beck, Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Butthole Surfers and Broken Bells amongst many others.  Klinghoffer, the band’s lead vocalist, also currently plays guitar in The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The band plans to play shows in 2012 to support the release of their debut album.

Dot Hacker EP track listing:
1. Inhibition
2. Order/Disorder
3. Eye Opener
4. Rewire

http://dothacker.org/
http://twitter.com/dothackerband
http://www.orgmusic.com/

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