Mount Kimbie: New Album and European Tour
Hot on the heels of the release of their second album 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth', Mount Kimbie can now announce a European tour including their biggest UK headline show to date at Koko in London.
Last week the duo played to a sold out crowd at Peckham's Bussey Building, with The Guardian hailing the new live show "glorious" and "absorbing", as well as a landmark performance at last weekend's Field Day festival.
"The careful nuances, shuffling rhythms and strange emotions of their first outing, fine-tuned into something unmissable"
"Bigger and bolder than their 2010 debut Crooks & Lovers"
**** - Guardian
"Seeps with a distant brilliance"
9/10 - Clash
"Cerebral and arresting"
Daft Punk: 'Random Access Memories' at #1
Daft Punk's new album has come straight in at #1 on the Album Chart in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. 'Random Access Memories' is the UK's fastest selling album of 2013, with 165,000 sales in the first week.
The pair made a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix, this weekend to watch a Lotus F1 racer, bedecked in the Daft Punk colours.
Heathers Sign To Warner Music Germany
Following on from the success of 'Forget Me Knots' from their Choice Music nominated 2nd album 'Kingdom', Heathers are continuing their international rise and have now signed a deal with Warner Music Germany for the whole of Central Europe which will include releasing the new album in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Poland. This follows on from the girls' recent signing to Sony Music Canada in March and is part of their on-going campaign to release 'Kingdom' worldwide, continuing to build a solid fan-base internationally this year.
Commenting on the deal, Louise and Ellie said;
"We are absolutely thrilled about this deal with Warner Music Germany and are very excited about getting out to promote and tour 'Kingdom' in Europe this year. Some of the recent shows we've had around Europe have been extremely encouraging so we're hopeful that 'Kingdom' will be a great success in those countries and further afield".
Heathers music has featured on 90210 on CBS in the US at the end of last year. This followed other placements on the very successful US TV show 'Mob Wives' on VHI, as well as 'The Voice', 'X Factor', 'Waterloo Road' and various other TV shows in the UK.
Recently the band were invited to L.A. to perform at the Pre-Oscars party hosted by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams - Interviewed in last week's Irish Mail on Sunday, J.J. Abrams said "this year, Dublin band, Heathers played (at the pre-Oscars party) and my daughter is just nuts about them. We haven't stopped listening to them since."
The band's new single 'Lions, Tigers, Bears' is also out now in Ireland and available for download.
25 May, 2013
Robbie Williams joined Dizzee Rascal onstage, for 'Goin' Crazy', at yesterday's Radio One Big Weekend in Derry.
25 May, 2013
Primary Artists in Guardian Music
Several features on Primary Talent artists in the current issue of Guardian Music.
Major feature on Patti Smith on the eve of her forthcoming European tour, which begins in London on 18th June:
Q&A with Tricky, whose new album 'False Idols' is out on 27th May:
Interview with Mount Kimbie, new album 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth' is also released on 27th May:
Hear an exclusive album stream of Mount Kimbie's 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth'.
Justice and Ed Banger Records, are both featured in the Weekly Music Podcast:
The Family Rain were Thursday's 'New Band of the Day' in The Guardian.
Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories', is the most highly anticipated album of 2013.
Solange: The Lonely Island 'Semicolon'
Solange makes a guest appearance on the new album by comedy-rap trio Lonely Island, she sings on the track 'Semicolon'.
24 May, 2013
The Family Rain: The Great Escape Festival
The Family Rain interviewed by the NME at last week's Great Escape Festival in Brighton.
- Matt Bates
Daft Punk: On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone
Daft Punk are featured on the front cover of the June edition of the USA issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
The Magician: Free Download 'Magic Tape 33'
Brand new free download from The Magician, it's Magic Tape 33.
See him at Primaverasound Festival in Barcelona, this Saturday 25th May.
- Martje Kremers
Dream McLean: New Single 'Weatherman'
This year things are going from strength to strength for self-confessed Essex boy Dream Mclean, who is set to drop his debut EP 'Weatherman' on May 22, courtesy of Chase & Status' MTA Records imprint.
Boasting production from Johan Hugo (M.I.A, Santigold), HighFrequency and Jason Farsight, this EP promises to deliver Dream in his rawest and deepest form. From the witty, up-tempo sounds of 'Weatherman', through to the darker uninhibited 'Titanic', to the frank & candid 'White Lies', one thing is for certain - you haven't heard Dream like this before!
With previous support from the likes of Mistajam, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac & Charlie Sloth, Dream Mclean looks set to take the world by storm with his uniquely British sound.
Catch Dream Mclean live on 22nd May at XOYO, London
Phaeleh: 'Whistling In The Dark'
Phaeleh previews a new track 'Whistling In The Dark' featuring Augustus Ghost, taken from the forthcoming album 'Tides', due for release on 1st July.
- Nick Reddick
Neosignal: New Single 'Planet Online'
With fans like Amon Tobin, Skrillex and Noisia (who've signed them to their Division Recordings label), you'd expect Neosignal to offer something different - and the German duo (aka drum & bass heroes Phace & Misanthrop aka Florian Harres and Michael Brauninger) certainly don't disappoint. 'Planet Online' is the first single from their debut album, 'Raum und Zeit'.
Shot in a style that borrows from early Nineties children's toy commercials, the video for 'Planet Online' uses toys and analogue objects to create a physical reconstruction of the current online landscape, where current internet brands including Buzzfeed, Facebook, Instagram, 4 Chan, YouTube, Twitter, YouPorn) fight for our online attention. Guest appearances come from Wikileaks, Anonymous, ACTA, The Pirate Bay, Megaupload and beyond.
The video was created by Dent De Cuir, the production company and collective who've previously created videos for Modeselektor and Siriusmo.
Jean-Philippe from Dent De Cuir said: "The idea behind the video was to look at how the next generation are interacting with the internet and are faced with an ever expanding range of content. We employed early 1990's advertising aesthetics so we could recreate the internet by using toys as the media. It was an exciting (and intense) experience that felt like being back in childhood for 2 months"
Neosignal's live show recently had its premiere at London's Fabric and revealed an electronic music outfit bristling with visceral energy.
Their influences range from Can to Kraftwerk and Joy Division to Led Zeppelin, and, while their music has elements of early Krautrock, industrial and 80's EBM (electronic body music), it's powered by 21st century, bass-driven production.
'Planet Online' will be released on Division Recordings as a Beatport exclusive on 27 May / 10 June on iTunes and all other platforms. Remixes come from Culprate, Rockwell and Rawtekk.
'Raum und Zeit' will be released on 24 June on Division Recordings.
- Michael Harvey-Bray
Wretch 32: New Single 'Blackout'
'Blackout', the new single from Wretch 32 featuring Shakka, has entered the BBC Radio One Top 40 Singles Chart this week at #6, on the Levels / Ministry of Sound label.
Wretch 32 performed the song live with his full band, on the 'Graham Norton Show', last Friday 17th May.
Daft Punk: 'One More Time' Singer Romanthony Dies
Cult house music producer & singer Romanthony has passed away at the age of 46. He contributed the vocals to Daft Punk's 2001 hit 'One More Time' and on the 'Discovery' album track 'Too Long'.
Recently he had been working with Boys Noize.
The 58th Ivor Novello Awards
The 58th Annual Ivor Novello Awards took place at the Grosvenor House in London on Thursday, and there were some major Primary Talent winners:
...Alt-J: 'An Awesome Wave'
Outstanding Song Collection
The Great Escape Festival 2013
The Great Escape festival takes place this weekend, in 30 venues across Brighton, and featuring 350 new artists. A whole host of recent Primary Talent artists will be featured, please check the festival website to find out when and where;
...A Tribe Called Red
...Catfish & The Bottlemen
...Drop Out Venus
...The Family Rain
...Toddla T Sound
MYPET: New Single 'Bodysnatcher'
The video for Los Angeles duo MYPET's new single 'Bodysnatcher' is featured in today's The Guardian... Released in June, it is currently available as a 'name your price' download from their Bandcamp page, see link below:
Dark Sky: 'In Brackets' EP
Dark Sky have released a new, vinyl only, EP entitled 'In Brackets' on Mister Saturday Night records.
- Michael Harvey-Bray
15 May, 2013
Phoenix: Jimmy Fallon Show
Last night Phoenix appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show in the USA, and performed 'Trying To Be Cool' and 'The Real Thing' from their new album 'Bankrupt'.
Phoenix begin their European tour at the Primaverasound Festival in Barcelona on 23rd May.
Oasis: Greatest Britpop Anthems of All Time
In a poll of NME readers to find the 'Greatest Britpop Anthems of All Time', Oasis succeeded in taking all five top spots, as follows:
1. 'Live Forever'
2. 'Don't Look Back In Anger'
4. 'Cigarettes & Alcohol'
Daft Punk: NME Cover Stars
Daft Punk are the cover stars of this week's NME, including an in-depth interview with the French duo, discussing their highly-anticipated new album 'Random Access Memories'.
On Monday night the album was previewed at a "listening party" atop of London's The Shard skyscraper...
Moko: New Video 'Hand On Heart'
21 year old soul singer Moko from New Cross, London releases her new video for 'Hand On Heart. You can see her at both Glastonbury and Brainwave festivals this summer.
- Nathalie Blue
Splendour in the Grass 2013
Byron Bay's prestige festival Splendour in the Grass, takes place between 26th-28th July & features a host of Primary artists both International and Antipodean;
...Birds of Tokyo
...The Polyphonic Spree
...Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes
Karin Park: New Maya Jane Coles Track
Karin Park is featured on the new track 'Everything' by 25 year old, British-Japanese, DJ/Producer Maya Jane Coles.
BBC Radio 1 'Big Weekend' Derry
BBC Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' takes place at Ebrington Square in Derry, N.Ireland, over the weekend of 24th-26th May 2013. Many Primary Talent artists are represented across the two stages;
...Two Door Cinema Club
Dizzee Rascal: New Single 'Goin' Crazy'
Dizzee Rascal releases his new single 'Goin' Crazy' featuring Robbie Williams, on 16th June, on Dirtee Stank.
Daft Punk: 'Give Life Back To Music' Preview
A new teaser video from Daft Punk' shows them unboxing their new album 'Random Access Memories', and spinning their track 'Give Life Back To Music'. Released on Monday 20th May.
Brooke Candy: New Video 'Pussy Make The Rules'
Brooke Candy has unveiled a brand new video, for her track 'Pussy Make The Rules' featuring Lakewet.
Video directed by Meredith Danluck.
Drop Out Venus: New Single 'Death Is Screaming'
Drop Out Venus' new single 'Death Is Screaming', is out now - the video features singer Iva Moskovich leading a cast of costumed misfits, through the streets of Deptford.
12 Years of DFA: 'Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic'
Red Bull Music Academy have produced a short film about DFA Records featuring the late, great LCD Sound System and YACHT, entitled 'Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic'
Dizzee Rascal: New Video 'Goin' Crazy'
Robbie Williams joins Dizzee Rascal on the track 'Goin' Crazy', taken from his new album 'The Fifth', which is released during the summer.
Lana Del Rey: 'Young & Beautiful'
Lana Del Rey unveils the new video, for her song 'Young & Beautiful', taken from the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's new movie 'The Great Gatsby'.
It opens in cinemas from May 17th and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.
The Rockness Festival takes place near Loch Ness in Scotland, over the weekend of 7th-9th June. Primary Talent artists performing include:
09 May, 2013
The D.O.T.: Live in the Guardian Studio
The D.O.T. featuring Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey, perform their new single 'How We All Lie' live in the Guardian studio. The song is featured on their second album 'Diary'.
Glasvegas: On Tour June 2013
Glasvegas return to the road in June for a string of UK dates that include shows in London and their home town of Glasgow. The band, whose third studio album, 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static' will follow in the Autumn also have a special surprise for those fans who weren't able to get to a participating store on Record Store Day and lay hands on the limited white vinyl 7" of the album title track and single track 'I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)'.
08 May, 2013
Young Wonder: 'Show Your Teeth' EP
Cork based electro-pop duo Young Wonder release their new 'Show Your Teeth' ep, on 6th May on Feel Good Lost Records. They have been touring extensively this year with Alt-J and Toro Y Mori.
Dave Clarke: Klinch at the Melkweg Amsterdam
While the whole of The Netherlands celebrated the very last Queen's Night in its existence and the installment of the new Dutch King, Dave Clarke and his peers celebrated eight hours of non-stop techno in a packed Melkweg venue (Amsterdam).
After eight consecutive, sold out Amsterdam Dance Event editions at the Melkweg, this mother of all Amsterdam clubs hosted yet another edition of the Dave Clarke Presents event concept on Queen's Night Monday 29th April 2013. Dave Clarke Presents reflects Clarke's versatile and progressive musical taste, always on a quest to find the right balance between established names and upcoming talent.
For this edition, the Briton again managed to compose an impressive line-up featuring Cari Lekebusch, Paul Ritch (live), Steve Rachmad, Perc, Delta Funktionen, Estroe, Mr.Jones and Mirella Kroes.
- Martje Kremers
Cousins: New Video 'What's Your Name'
Cousins unveil a new video 'What's Your Name', and will be playing European dates throughout May. From their forthcoming album 'The Halls of Wickwire'.
- Nathalie Blue
The D.O.T.: New Album 'The Diary'
The D.O.T.'s new album 'The Diary', their second in under a year, is released on 6th May.
Check their new video 'Blood, Sweat & Tears'.
Quadron: New Single 'Hey Love'
Quadron's new single 'Hey Love' is out now, and their new album 'Avalanche' is released on 4th June, on Epic Records.
- Matt Bates
02 May, 2013
Kingdom: 'Vertical XL'
In May, Fade to Mind will release Kingdom's 'Vertical XL', a new seven-track trek across biographical terrain, featuring newly-signed vocal sensation Kelela on its lead single 'Bank Head'. With this and numerous upcoming projects and collaborations, Kingdom continues to develop his unique curatorial map for the future of music and his growing family of club innovators.
01 May, 2013
Dave Clarke: 19 Years of Fuse Free Download
Decked Out's "Baron of Techno"... Dave Clarke celebrates 19 years of Fuse in Brussels, with a free download of his 3 hour set at the club on 13th April 2013.
- Martje Kremers
HVOB: New Ep 'Always Like This'
HVOB have only just released their impressive debut album, but the next EP is already on the way: 'Always Like This' is almost a tribute to the Vienna-based electronic duo's current wave of success.
Number 1 in the iTunes Dance Charts in Austria and number 3 in Germany, number 3 in the Beatport Deep House Charts - and HVOB's eponymous debut album continues to win the band critical acclaim in a success story which began when the first snippets appeared on Soundcloud a year ago.
HVOB's Berlin-based label Stil vor Talent, which is no stranger to success, has been delighted by one of its best selling albums to date.
HVOB's third EP is scheduled for release on April 26th - and the track selection seems to be more than mere coincidence. 'Always Like This' is an accurate reflection of the young Vienna electro duo's life right now.
Anna Muller and Paul Wallner are "super happy" with the way things are going, busy as they are with all the live appearances in cities like Berlin, Paris and Istanbul, long nights spent in the studio and the formation of new partnerships: alongside Four Artists, Primary Talent one of the world's major booking agencies, will in future be looking after the interests of HVOB.
'Always Like This' is the third single from the album 'HVOB'. HVOB's cover of the track by British indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club mixes warm synth pads with soft beats, while Anna Muller's distinctive voice puts an entirely new spin on the melancholy of the original.
Oliver Koletzki and andhim have both made remixes of HVOB's interpretation of 'Always Like This': Oliver Koletzki's version is powerful, emotive and melodic, while andhim's shows incredible attention to detail and is intensely deep and original.
HVOB, which stands for Her Voice Over Boys, are Anna Muller and Paul Wallner, who formed the duo in spring 2012. Muller (composition, production, vocals) and Wallner (composition and final production) produce intelligent, sophisticated electronic music which is both easy to listen or dance to. The Vienna duo, who favour live on-stage performances with the backing of a drummer, will be appearing at the Donaufestival in Krems, Lower Austria, the Lighthouse Festival (Porec, Croatia), the Pratersauna in Vienna, the Ubel & Gefahrlich in Hamburg and the Ninkasi in Lyon.
- Howard Gray
CREEP: Forthcoming Album 'Echoes'
The opening track from CREEP's debut album 'Echoes' is 'Introduction' featuring vocals by Planningtorock. The album is out on 13th August and each track features a different guest vocalist collaborator, including The xx's Romy Madley-Croft, Sia, Tricky and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow).
- Nathalie Blue
Ned's Atomic Dustbin: Nedstock 2013
Ned's Atomic Dustbin have announced Nedstock 2013, with guests Cud, Republica and DJ Steve Lamacq. To take place in November at Shepherds Bush Empire (22nd) and Birmingham O2 Academy (23rd).
Tickets available from:
- Steve Backman
Lunar C: String Sessions 'Green Garden'
West Yorkshire's finest Lunar C provides this week's string session, with a rendition of Laura Mvula's 'Green Garden' featuring Grace on vocals.