Domino is proud to announce the arrival of the debut album from Chief, ‘Modern Rituals’.
The first single from it will be ‘Breaking Walls’. You can listen to a stream of the track here:
Two years ago the four members of Chief finished their stints at New York University and returned home to the US west coast, their suitcases stuffed full of soaring melodies, shimmering guitars, lovelorn lyrics and heart-stopping harmonies.
Chief’s Evan Koga (vocals/guitar), brothers Danny and Michael Fujikawa (on vocals/ guitar and drums, respectively) and Mike Moonves (bass) evoke a grand sense of nostalgia with their heartfelt melancholy. Written and recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Grammy winner Emery Dobyns, ‘Modern Rituals’ has sunshine seeping through every note.
But if California is emanating from every crevasse then the resulting sound is as universal and world wearied as it gets. The album is thematic in its tales of romantic disappointments, left lovers and floundering emotions and the band’s musical touchstones include the great denimed romantics: Love, The Beach Boys, Neil Young and The Band.
You can catch Chief performing live in the UK on the following dates:
25 , Hyde Park, Hard Rock Calling with Pearl Jam London
27 Glastonbury festival
9 Moles Bath (with Illustrated Men)
10 Nozstock Herefordshire
12 Bodega Nottingham
13 Bush Hall (with Middle East) London
14 Barfly London
16 Ruby Lounge Manchester
17 Latitude Festival Suffolk
20 Social: BBC Introducing night London
27 Leeds Festival, Festival Republic Stage (12.45pm)
28 Reading Festival, Festival Republic Stage (12.45pm)
For a flavour of the band live, here’s a link to some live footage of Chief performing 3 songs for Doublesixclub TV last Summer:
Press pieces on Chief:
“Country tinged soul music with a lot of heart’ – kinda The Verve-meets-Midlake” – Zane Lowe
“…This is a fresh new band about to get out from under the radar, and they’re going to be huge taking America a little at a time.. This is a band worth hearing.” – New York Post
“this LA band excel at melancholic rock grandeur” – Sunday Times (Hottest Downloads)
“four stunning minutes of vocal harmonies, breezy folk-rock guitars and sunbursts of melody”- Big Issue
“as shimmering as a Venice sunset… an essential soundtrack to summer 2010″ - LA Weekly
The debut album from S. Carey, ‘All We Grow’, is the result of a young lifetime spent immersed in music. As a band member of Bon Iver from the very beginning, Sean Carey witnessed a flip of his formal training to step firmly into a worldwide-touring rock band. His performance degree in classical percussion from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and his love for jazz drumming prepared him for a central role in the inspiring force of the Bon Iver live show.
‘All We Grow’ is a convergence of Carey’s Waltz For Debby-era Bill Evans inflected jazz tendencies, and traditional rock band experience, taking leads from Mark Hollis’ Talk Talk. It also retests the waters of modern classical composition, investigating the moodiness generated by percussive repetition in a manner familiar to fans of Steve Reich. In his downtime on tour with Bon Iver, Sean would spend time pining for his soul-mate’s arms, and in that context, dreaming and composing. During infrequent tour breaks at home he would patiently record these pieces, adding layers each time. Two years later, the parts converged to make an album.
For as much room to breathe as Carey allows his compositions, there are incredibly dynamic moments of bombast held right next to moments of subtle depth and texture. Engineered by Jaime Hansen and Brian Joseph, intermittently at home and at April Base (Justin Vernon’s studio outside of Eau Claire), ‘All We Grow’ is an all-encompassing headphone experience as intimate as chamber music and as ambitious as a symphony.
All We Grow is a classic album born without expectation and met with adoration – a cathartic result of Carey’s extraordinary and vibrant life experiences that resonates loss, dreams and heart in a manner so instantly relatable, you feel as though you can touch it.
‘All We Grow’ will be released by Jagjaguwar in August 2010
Danish musician Anders Trentemøller has released his eagerly awaited second artist album, ‘Into The Great Wide Yonder’, on his own label In My Room and already has started to receive fantastic reviews.
From October 2010, Trentemøller will tour the world with the new album under his belt. Compared to the last “live in concert” tour even more musicians will join Anders on stage and there will be guest appearances by the singers featured on the new album.
You can catch Trentemøller performing live on the following dates:
23 Tripod Dublin
24 The Roundhouse London
25 Acadamy Manchester
Press pieces on Trentemøller:
“The doomy Danish disco producer cuts sharp beats with creepy operatic vocals that goths will like, industrial clubbers will love and the rest of us will just find fascinating. Step Into The Great Wide Yonder and get lost all summer”. - Dazed & Confused
“It sounds like you instantly fell into a scene from a movie.” - Filter
“A clean, serene 60-minute soundtrack to the best film David Lynch never made. Stunning”. - Mixmag
“It is more than just a progression on the theme; it‘s a great leap forward”. - Bandweblogs
More organic and warmer than everything else you‘ve heard from Trentemøller so far - Record of The Week, ByteFM
The energy that he spreads with the new album is strong enough to move objects - Tonight
Multimillion-selling darlings of downtempo Morcheeba are back with their seventh album ‘Blood Like Lemonade’.
‘Blood Like Lemonade’ is the album Morcheeba have been searching for all these years, one which takes the essence of earlier classics like ‘Who Can You Trust?’ and the half-million selling ‘Big Calm’, and transports it to exotic new places.
At its heart are the band’s trademark oozing downtempo trip hop grooves, embellished with intriguing, idiosyncratic flourishes like the African thumb-piano of ‘Even Though’, which comes complete with a video directed by Ian Emma Bonhote.
- Stornoway ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’ [4AD]
- National ‘High Violet’ [4AD]
- Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’ [Dirtee Stank] PLATINUM STATUS
- Villagers ‘Becoming A Jackal’ [Domino Recordings]
- Vampire Weekend ‘Contra’ [XL Recordings] GOLD STATUS
- Tracey Thorn ‘Love And Its Opposite’ [Strange Feeling]
- Temper Trap ‘Conditions’ [Infectious Music] GOLD STATUS
- XX ‘XX’ [Young Turks] GOLD STATUS
- Vampire Weekend ’Vampire Weekend’ [XL Recordings] PLATINUM STATUS
- Karen Elson ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ [XL Recordings]
The new deluxe 2CD version of Brits award winner Dizzee Rascal’s platinum selling album ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’ includes a second disc of ten songs plus the original album.
The second disc includes the smash new single ‘Dirtee Disco’ plus the Brits hit sensation ‘You Got The Dirtee Love’ featuring Florence and the Machine which are both available on CD for the first time.
As well as these two new bonafide hits the album features four other brand new productions in ‘Doin’ It Big’, ‘Nuffin Long’, ‘Marks Out Of 10’ and ‘Heavy’ produced with Chase & Status.
Dizzee Rascal nailed his fourth number one single as new release ‘Dirtee Disco’ leapt straight to the top of the Official Singles Chart, the Official Charts Company confirmed, following his previous number one singles, ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Bonkers’ and ‘Holiday’, all taken from the rapper / producer’s fourth album the platinum selling, ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’ which was released last year peaking at number three.
Dizzee, named Best Male at this year’s Brit Awards, is the first male solo artist ever to have had four number one singles off the same album. He has now sold over two million singles in the UK alone.
Dizzee’s previous albums are the Mercury Award winning ‘Boy In Da Corner’ (number twenty three, 2003), ‘Showtime’ (number eight, 2004) and ‘Maths and English’ (number seven, 2007).
As if that wasn’t enough there are also two songs included from his landmark performance at 2009’s Electric Proms with the English Heritage Orchestra in ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ and ‘Brand New Day’. And to top everything off two remixes – Doorly’s mix of ‘Bonkers’ and Laidback Luke’s club smash remix.
All this and the original album which already includes the huge No 1 hit singles ‘Bonkers’, ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘Dirtee Cash’.
‘Dirtee Disco’ is massive at radio and currently playlisted with high rotation on BBC Radio 1, Galaxy, Capital, Choice and 1Xtra and look’s set to follow his 3 previous No1’s straight to the top of the airplay then singles charts.
‘Take Off That Dress’ is the first single from Micah P. Hinson’s forthcoming album ‘Micah P. Hinson & The Pioneer Saboteurs’ on Full Time Hobby
You can catch Micah P Hinson performing live on the following dates,
2 Union Chapel London
3 Ruby Lounge Manchester
4 Stereo Glasgow
Press pieces on Micah P Hinson:
‘Harper Simon’ is the long awaited self-titled debut album from Paul Simon’s son Harper. Taking psychedelic country and rock music of the late 1960’s and 70’s as inspiration the ten-track album features a whole host of legendary production and musical talent. Recorded in Nashville (with Bob Johnston on production duties), Los Angeles and New York, guest musicians include Sean Lennon and Paul Simon himself, with cover art contributed by Tracey Emin.
The first Harper Simon video,directed by Joshua Leonard, is for his single ‘Wishes and Stars’ taken from his self-titled debut album.
‘Wishes And Stars’ showcases Harpers inherent ability to pen beautiful lyrics and straightforward Americana tune.
You can catch Harper Simon performing across the UK on the following dates:
23 Grand Canal Theatre (supporting Marianne Faithfull) Dublin
18 Apollo Victoria (with Tori Amos) London
24 Port Elliot Festival
1 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge
6 Belladrum Festival Inverness Scotland
8 Arts Centre Pocklington (Part of Pocklington 10th Anniversary music festival)
14 Summer Sundae Leicester
“these are 10 cleverly written, elegantly played and beautifully sung pieces of pop craftsmanship” Uncut 4* ‘Debut Album of the Month’
“adopting the various styles of American folk-rock cheerfully and unselfconsciously… it’s a treat” The Guardian 4*
“intriguing debut” Mojo
“sweet sounding, impossible-to-dislike” Q
“it could be Elliott Smith’s younger brother” The Sunday Independent
“the singer’s airy vocals keep the record afloat, bringing to mind the delicate best of Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue or Neil Young’s lighter moments.” Drowned In Sound
The buzz surrounding Kano’s new track is immense and “getting wilder” everyday, following the tracks premiere on Tim Westwood’s BBC 1Xtra show on May 21st, and the first ever live performance of the track that night (clips from both are featured in the video below).
Recorded across 3 different capital cities – London, Berlin and Kingston – and mixed in New York, ‘Get Wild’ sees Kano joined by Jamaican dancehall star Aidonia and maverick talent Wiley. Ripping it up back to back, the trio concoct a head-spinning whirlwind of rapid-fire lyrics. Berlin-based producer Boyz Noise, whose other recent credits include production for the new Kelis LP, crafts ‘Get Wild’s’ compelling and boisterously banging beat
Kano’s album ‘Method To The Maadness’ is released on Bigger Picture Music later this year
Directed by Rize Of The Robotz.