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Arctic Monkeys – Snap Out Of It (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on June 18, 2014 by J.D.

Black Keys Confirmed As First Open’er Headliner For 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , on December 6, 2013 by J.D.


After a hugely successful Open’er 2014 which was headlined by Blur, Arctic Monkey’s, Queens Of The Stone Age and Kings Of Leon, Europe’s leading music and arts festival Open’er is delighted to announce the Black Keys as its first headliner for 2014.  This four day festival will be announcing many more acts shortly.

 The band have sold millions of records worldwide, scoring as many as 7 Grammy Awards, yet remaining true to their alternative sound.

Tickets on sale in ALTERSHOP and in TICKETPRO outlets.

James Blake Wins the 2013 Mercury Prize /…Accidentally introduced as ‘James Blunt’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by J.D.

james-blake-James Blake won Great Britain’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize tonight for his album Overgrown in a ceremony that was held at the Roundhouse in London, England. The prize includes a check for £20,000 (a little over $32,000) and a trophy. Blake performed “Retrograde” at the ceremony earlier in the evening, and it was widely reported that he had been introduced accidentally as James Blunt.

The Mercury Prize honors the best British album over the past year, as chosen by a panel of music critics and industry insiders. The prize committee announced its shortlist of Albums of the Year in September.
Last year, the Mercury Prize went to Alt-J for their album, An Awesome Wave. Previous winners have included PJ Harvey for two LPs (Let England Shake and Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea), the xx for xx, Arctic Monkeys for Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and Franz Ferdinand for their self-titled album.
The eligible Albums of the Year for 2013 were:

Arctic Monkeys, AM
David Bowie, The Next Day
James Blake, Overgrown
Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg
Disclosure, Settle
Foals, Holy Fire
Jon Hopkins, Immunity
Laura Marling, Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula, Sing to the Moon
Rudimental, Home
Savages, Silence Yourself
Villagers, Awayland

(Via RollingStone)

Duologue Announces North American Debut + Culture Collide and CMJ

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by J.D.

duologueUK quartet Duologue has announced the North American release of their debut album, Song and Dance, outOctober 22nd on Killing Moon Records. The five-piece band from London has been garnering praise for the record since its release abroad, with festival appearances at SXSW, Latitude, and End of the Road, and their music featured in shows such as CSI, Damages, and Teen Wolf. The band will return to the United States to perform in Los Angeles at Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival in October, followed by a week of performances at CMJ’s Music Marathon in New York City.

Duologue’s journey began with two original members – Tim Digby-Bell (vocals) and Toby Leeming(vocals/live programming and beats) – producing on a computer whilst at Edinburgh University. Both realized that the sound they were creating was too big for just a couple of people to play. Seb Dilleyston(violin) was brought in to add emotive atmospheres on violin having previously trained with world renowned violinist Maria EitlerToby Lee was next on guitar, and then bassist Ross Stone completed the line-up.

Song and Dance is the culmination of a year’s preparation honing and self editing their eclectic sound and huge catalog of demos in preparation to record. Having already self-produced and released two EP’s showcasing their ability to encompass a wide range of sounds and references the final piece of the puzzle came with the introduction of producer Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Ladytron). In 2012, the band and Jim holed up in a Chatham studio and began work – with many of the parts already formed and recorded, Jim took on a co-production role, intuitively helping them further enhance their sonic make-up.
song and dance
Song And Dance LP Track listing  

1. Machine Stop

2. Zeroes Edit
3. Cut And Run
4. Gift Horse
7. Endless Imitation
9. Sinner
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Constant
12. Escape Artist


Duologue Upcoming Live Performances 

10/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Filter Magazine Culture Collide Festival @ Taix French Restaurant
10/15 New York, NY [CMJ] – Communion Records Showcase @ Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm
10/16 New York, NY [CMJ] – Sofar Sounds Party
10/16 New York, NY [CMJ] – Crack in the Road / Disco Naivete / Unrecorded @ Pianos [DJ Set] – 1am
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY [CMJ] – Baeble Music Launch Pad Party@ Spike Hill

HAIM To Release Highly Anticipated Debut On September 30 via Columbia Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2013 by J.D.

haim days are goneBreakout band HAIM will release their highly anticipated debut album, Days Are Gone, on September 30 via Columbia Records. , available today for pre-order on iTunes ( Recorded mostly in HAIM’s native Los Angeles, the album sees sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim working alongside acclaimed producers Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Vampire Weekend) and James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys). Days Are Gone will feature crowd favorites “Falling,” “Forever,” and “Don’t Save Me” as well as brand new tracks that have yet to air live, including title track “Days Are Gone,” which was co-written with Kid Harpoon and Jessie Ware (see below for full track listing).

“The Wire,” the first single from Days Are Gone, is available now on iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive a download of the track “The Wire” ( Already a live favorite, Fader observes, “the track’s final studio incarnation wisely emphasizes what HAIM does so well live, with ‘We Will Rock You’-styled drums, shades of guitar theatrics and a triumphant, everybody-together-now vocal medley.” MTV Buzzworthy has proclaimed the infectious track a “monster of a song: huge, hooky and ready to wreck major cities and/or pop charts,” and Pitchfork concludes that HAIM are “making some of the best power-pop out there right now.” A music video for “The Wire” will be released shortly.

The full track listing for Days are Gone is as follows:

1. Falling
2. Forever
3. The Wire
4. If I Could Change Your Mind
5. Honey & I
6. Don’t Save Me
7. Days Are Gone
8. My Song 5
9. Go Slow
10. Let Me Go
11. Running If You Call My Name

US Tour Dates:

8/31 Philadelphia, PA Made in America
9/1 Boston, MA Paradise
9/3 New York, NY Webster Hall
9/7 Guthrie, OK Ottonwood Flast *
10/4 Austin, TX Antone’s
10/5 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/6 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
10/8 Dallas, TX Trees
10/10 Lawrence, KS The Granada
10/12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/14 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
10/15 San Diego, CA Casbah
10/16 Los Angeles, CA Fonda
10/18 Pomona, CA The Glass House
10/20 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island
10/22 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
10/23 Seattle, WA Neumos
10/27 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful
*Supporting Mumford and Sons

Download:Lewis Watson – “Hold On” (SBTRKT Cover)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by J.D.

Lewis Watson - Hold On (The Wild EP)London-based Lewis Watson has developed a thriving fan base in his young career, already hailed by BBC Radio 1 and The Independent –The Wild EP will be his third of a series of EPs via Warner Music. He has also collaborated with producers and writers including Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys), Richard Wilkinson (Kaiser Chiefs) and Kid Harpoon (Florence + The Machine).

Download:Lewis Watson – “Hold On” (SBTRKT Cover) 

Arctic Monkeys join Blur, Kings Of Leon and Queens Of The Stone Age at Open’er Festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2012 by J.D.




Gdynia, Poland, 3 – 6 July 2013
arctic MONKEYS
Arctic Monkeys are the latest act to confirm for the 2013 Open’er festival. The line-up is already taking on gargantuan proportions as the world’s best bands head to Poland in July for what promises to be one of the festival highlights of the summer. Arctic Monkeys have delivered four seminal records since they broke onto the scene in spectacular fashion in 2006 and are one of the most revered live acts around. They will perform on Thursday 4th July. They are the latest exciting addition to what is already an outstanding bill joining Blur, Kings of Leon and Queens Of The Stone Age, who will take to the stage in Gdynia on the north coast of Poland for four days of exceptional entertainment at incredibly affordable prices. Many more artists will be announced to perform over six music stages.

The Open’er festival has grown enormously since its inception in 2002 and has established a reputation as one of the premier festivals in Europe. Open’er has brought the world’s biggest bands to Poland, many for the first time and has recently broadened its cultural remit to promote a distinguished programme of arts, culture and fashion.

Further information will be released in early 2013

Until Jan 15, 2013, while stocks last
4-day tickets (03.07 – 06.07) -PLN 370 (approx. EUR 91)
4-day ticket w/6-day camping (02.07 – 07.07)-PLN 450 (approx. EUR 110)
Ticket prices after Jan 15, 2013:
4-day tickets (03.07 – 06.07)-PLN 470 (approx. EUR 115)
4-day ticket w/6-day camping (02.07 – 07.07)-PLN 550 (approx. EUR 135)
day tickets–PLN 189 (approx. EUR 47)
Please note: exchange rate is correct at the date of publishing (Dec 13, 2012) but subject to change.
Tickets available in ALTERSHOP and in Ticketpro outlets.

Alt-J Wins 2012 Mercury Prize

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by J.D.

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.  

Domino Record Store Day 2012 Sampler (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by J.D.

Domino is happy to announce it’s participation in Record Store Day, releasing a number of special records, exclusively through independent outlets on Saturday the 21st of April 2012.

Releases are as follows – full details overleaf:
Smugglers Way Flexi Zine
Animal Collective – Tranverse Temporal Gyrus 12”
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine? purple vinyl 7”
Hot Chip – Night and Day (Daphni mix) 12”
Francois And The Atlas Mountains/Slow Club split 7”
She And Him – Volume 1 coloured vinyl
Caitlin Rose – Piledriver Waltz / Love Is A Laserquest 7”
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins – Third Swan ltd 7”
James Yorkston – Moving Up Country 10th Anniversary Edition vinyl
John Cale – remix 12”


Domino Records:Record Store Day 2011(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by J.D.

Villagers / Charlotte Gainsbourg – Record Store Day 7″
In the fall of 2010, Charlotte Gainsbourg approached Conor O’Brien (aka Villagers) to compose a song for her.

The result is ‘Memoir’, a song which Conor wrote between soundchecks and radio sessions on his week long mid-western tour last September before staying up all night in a Chicago hotel room to finish the track. Charlotte loved it and they recorded it together the following week at Studio Ferber in Paris, with Conor co-producing alongside Renaud Letang (producer of Feist, Jamie Lidell, Manu Chao…).

The split 7″ features the sumptuous ‘Set the Tigers Free’ by Villagers as well as Charlotte’s beautiful rendition of ‘Memoir’, taken from her ‘Live and Unreleased’ album out this Autumn. These tunes will be wrapped up in striking 7″ artwork by Conor and sold exclusively for Record Store Day. For a list of locations near you, point your browsers here:

Releases in full are as follows:

A Rekords Rekords Record 10″
Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair 7”
Clinic – Ladies Night – Covers 10″
Villagers – ‘Villagers live at the Workman’s Club’ ‘Dublin, 16th September 2010’ LP
Franz Ferdinand – Covers EP coloured vinyl 12″
James Yorkston – It’s Lovely To Be Heard – The Talking Diaries Of A Scottish Gent : Ransacked and elucidated by various salient friends 10”
Wild Beasts – Albatross 7″
Lone Pigeon lp – 28 Secret Tracks – limited vinyl pressing
About Group special lp with bonus 7”
The Kills – Satellite 10”
Villagers/Charlotte Gainsbourg – split 7” on Because Records/Domino US

A Rekords Rekords Record (Ltd 10″ released for Record Store Day 2011)