alt-J: New Single, Album & Tour
New single 'Breezeblocks' out 21st May
UK tour announced from 24th May
Debut album 'An Awesome Wave' out 28th May
alt-J, fresh from UK tours with Wild Beasts and Ghostpoet, announce details of a new single and a UK tour to coincide with the release of their debut album, 'An Awesome Wave'.
The single is live favourite 'Breezeblocks', a song that set Hypemachine alight when first posted in demo form earlier this year, and one that returns bigger and bolder for its single release, and bolstered by a suite of confounding and contrary remixes by the likes of Tom Vek and No Ceremony///, with more to be announced. 'Breezeblocks' is out 21st May via Infectious Music.
The video for 'Breezeblocks' can be found at www.youtube.com/altjband
alt-J announce a full UK tour beginning in late-May, as well as a string of festival dates including The Great Escape, Latitude, Parklife Weekender, Green Man and Bestival.
The debut album 'An Awesome Wave' will be released on 28th May via Infectious Music on CD/vinyl/digital.
- Nick Holroyd
Plan B and Patti Smith in The Guardian
Lots of news on Primary artists Plan B and Patti Smith in todays' The Guardian:
Lit: Appearance on E!News
Lit made an appearance on the television show E! News earlier this week, to discuss their new album 'The View From The Bottom'.
- Ed Sellers
22 May, 2012
Alt-J: Debut Album 'An Awesome Wave'
Alt-J's debut album 'An Awesome Wave' is available for live streaming on Soundcloud, ahead of it's official release on 28th May. The band begin an Irish & UK tour on Thursday 24th May.
- Nick Holroyd
We Are Augustines: New Single 'Juarez'
'Juarez' is the new single from We Are Augustines, taken from their album 'Rise Ye Sunken Ships'. The video was directed by Matt Amato.
Lana Del Rey Wins Ivor Novello Award
Lana Del Rey won the award for 'Best Contemporary Song', for 'Video Games' at last night's 57th Ivor Novello Awards. The song which she co-wrote with Justin Parker, features on the album 'Born To Die', which has sold around 2 million copies around the world.
Her next single, also taken from the album, is 'National Anthem', to be released on 8th July. It will feature a whole spread of remixes by Tensnake, Todd Terry, Afterlife and DC Breaks.
Lana Del Rey is currently attending the Cannes Film Festival in France.
16 May, 2012
Alt-J: Lauren Laverne Live Session
Alt-J were on BBC Radio 6 on Monday, where they performed a live session for Lauren Laverne. Click the link below to hear it... the band start their UK & Ireland tour on 24th May.
- Nick Holroyd
Plan B: 'Later Live with Jools Holland'
Plan B and his band performed a storming rendidtion of 'ill Manors' on last nights 'Later Live with Jools Holland'
Django Django: 'Later Live with Jools Holland'
Django Django performed 'Default' live on the TV show 'Later Live with Jools Holland', last night.
Two Door Cinema Club #1 Band to Watch This Summer
The NME have chosen Two Door Cinema Club to be the most exciting live band, to catch on the festival circuit this summer.
CLICK HERE to see their full schedule of live dates.
- Matt Bates
03 May, 2012
Plan B: 'ill Manors' The Movie Exclusive Trailer
Watch the trailer for Ben Drew aka Plan B's new movie, his first as director, 'ill Manors'. Released in the UK on 6th June. Trailer is available, exclusively from todays' The Guardian.
The Proclaimers: New Single: 'Spinning Around In The Air'
'Spinning Around In The Air' is now released and available for download.
Taken from the album 'Like Comedy' released on Monday 7th May.
Matt Lucas is a huge fan of The Proclaimers and as well as writing the script for the video he makes his director's debut behind the camera whilst also popping up in a cameo role as the story unfolds.
The video is a satire on a Golden Wedding party set in a Glaswegian bungalow. Proclaimers fans might be a bit surprised by their look, though, as the Reid brothers have been cast by the director to dress up as old ladies.
Charlie said of the requirement imposed on him: "Matt said it was going to be liberating, and I think liberating is an understatement." Matt described his directorial debut as: "It's my first, it might be my last as well. I had this idea to do this 50th anniversary party and shoot it as though it's shot on home video; and there's a punch going around this party that gets all these respectful senior citizens disgracefully drunk and uninhibited."
Of the brothers' costumes, Matt added: "They could turn a man. They've turned me straight. I think it's the start of something new, a new chapter in the lives of one of Britain's top female duos!"
The Proclaimers describe 'Spinning Around In The Air' as "A song about words and how they can change meaning and how you can exaggerate. It's kind of a bit of a nonsense lyrics but it is as they used to say it's a catchy song."
Craig commented, "It was a unique experience. Matt has great ideas and I think the video really compliments the song." Charlie said, "We had a great time doing the video. Matt was a brilliant director and kept everything focussed and hilarious alongside a great cast and crew."