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Via a worldwide exclusive play from Zane Lowe (Radio 1), Enter Shikari unveiled their new single ‘Rat Race’ out November 3rd.

The last official release from the St Alban’s quartet for this year and the final track in a trilogy of singles the band have released throughout the 2013.

It’s been a seminal year for the band; headlining the Second Stage at Download Festival (their biggest UK festival appearance to date), in the same month taking on Glastonbury Festivals’ Other Stage (one of the only bands to be able to play both UK festivals) and launched an electronic side project – The Shikari Sound System that made it’s debut at Reading and Leeds this year. The video has over 30k hits in 12 hours (that’s almost a play a second!)




Editors premiered the video for ‘Honesty’ via Vevo on Tuesday 22nd October. Filmed on location in Soho throughout a Friday evening and early Saturday morning, the video captures the character of the area perfectly, delivering a suitably atmospheric visual accompaniment to one of the standout tracks from the band’s fourth studio album ‘The Weight Of Your Love’.

‘Honesty’ is released as a single on November 25th.

Throughout November the band embark on their first UK tour since releasing the album with long time band favourites British Sea Power as a very special support. The tour follows Editors current dates across Europe which have seen them play to 75,000 people across the continent over 30 shows, the largest being a 19,000 sell out in Antwerp and the smallest a 400 people club gig in Oslo.

Across Europe, ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ has been a hit album, racking up Top Ten placings with the band making prestigious appearances as headliners at Lowlands and Werchter in addition to high profile slots at festivals as geographically diverse as Ruisrock in Finland to Istanbul’s Rock N Coke.

The UK tour starts November 5th – dates below:


Tuesday 5th – Margate, Winter Gardens
Wednesday 6th – Brighton, Dome
Thursday 7th - Southampton, Guildhall
Saturday 9th - Cardiff, University Great Hall
Sunday 10th - Exeter, University
Monday 11th - Bristol, O2 Academy
Wednesday 13th  - Norwich, UEA
Thursday 14th - London, O2 Brixton Academy
Saturday 16th - Birmingham, O2 Academy
Monday 18th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
Tuesday 19th - Belfast, Mandela Hall
Wednesday 20th - Dublin, Olympia
Friday 22nd – Manchester, Academy
Saturday 23rd - Leeds, O2 Academy
Monday 25th - Aberdeen, Music Hall
Tuesday 26th - Glasgow, Barrowland
Wednesday 27th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thursday 28th - Nottingham, Rock City





Thrill Jockey recording artist Wrekmeister Harmonies (aka JR Robinson) will be performing in London on Friday 18th October at Hackney’s Stour Space. Doors at 8pm.

Featuring a handpicked group made up of some of the most exciting underground UK acts around (including members of Grumbling Fur, Dethscalator, Hey Colossus and Cove) – this is sure to be a very special performance indeed.

Conductor / Band leader – Wrekmeister Harmonies
Guitar player – Matt Ridout | Dethscalator
Guitar player – Kevin Morpurgo | Dethscalator
Bass player – Joe Thompson | Hey Colossus
Drummer – Mark Davidson | Cove
Noise maker – Duncan Brown | Hey Colossus
Strings -  Alexander Tucker | Grumbling Fur



Wrekmeister Harmonies – ‘You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me’ (Thrill Jockey) – Limited Edition vinyl – Out Now!


Press Quotes:

“Doom or drone, new age or space rock? That barely matters: You’ve Always Meant So Much to Me is a terrific monument of simultaneous stylistic acceptance”Pitchfork

“Unrelenting, seismic proposition, opening, in the cut we have, with harp-laced ambient waves, doom-laden with portent, before being subsumed by a crushing tide of colossal guitar chords and heavyweight drumming. Simply put, formidable” - The Quietus

“…A roiling blend of drone, funeral doom, and black metal that grows to Olympian heights, and as you wade deeper into the song, its undertow takes hold”Stereogum

“For us, it sounds like the pretty soundtrack to a Lovecraftian Old One waking up and having a hefty stretch”Bizarre Magazine

“…This album-long piece is a slow-burning exercise in tension-and-release that can hold your attention for the duration”Under The Radar

“Like so many album-length songs by heavy acts… part of the charm is in never being satisfied with what you’ve just heard. Each listen unveils something new, and that something is different for each listener”Invisible Oranges

“It’s a genuinely rewarding experience that becomes more powerful with each listen”The 405

“It’s an incredibly emotional and intelligent piece of work and one that fully deserves to be listened to in its entirety”Louder Than War


Watch a brilliant Wrekmeister Harmonies video interview by The Reader featuring live clips from his gig at Bohemian National Cemetery in North Park, Chicago for their Soundcheck series a few months ago: HERE




Jonathan Wilson returns this October with ‘Fanfare’, an epic, grandiose and highly ambitious production that builds upon the success of his Bella Union debut.

With 2011’s critically-lauded ‘Gentle Spirit’, audiences worldwide were introduced to the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and unrivalled guitar hero Jonathan Wilson. ‘Gentle Spirit’s’ authentic exploration and modern updating of the “Laurel Canyon sound” earned it high marks on many year-end lists, including those of MOJO (#4), Uncut (#16) and The Guardian (#28). The eagerly-awaited follow-up, ‘Fanfare’, is an even more ambitious production that instantly conjures thoughts of Dennis Wilson’s ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’.

“‘Fanfare as a word represents a fanciful showing, a bodacious movement of energy, a celebration of sound,” Wilson explains. “Something to signify an arrival, a special occasion.” In this case, it’s also the immense opening song that builds into a multilayered cinematic poem from the artist to channel the perfect love song through his piano. As a declaration of intent, it’s a powerful statement.

“From the initial idea of the record, I knew I wanted a concert Steinway piano to be the centerpiece–the beating heart–of Fanfare. I was going for this sort of “widescreen” sound. I wanted strings, horns, vibes, voices, solos, improvisation and a full orchestra on some of the tunes… Having that 9-foot Steinway was central to achieving the sound that I wanted.”

‘Fanfare’ was made in Los Angeles over a 9-month period. Featuring vocal and instrumental contributions from heavy friends like Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco’s Patrick Sansone, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the album is a celebration of friends and family. Additionally, Wilson and British folk legend Roy Harper co-wrote several songs on the record.

Sometimes Wilson seems to need a pinch to believe his good fortune: “There are an awful lot of wizards on this album. Wizards of all ages and life experiences. All these amazing voices and musicians. There is a high degree of musical prowess and pedigree here. Cross-generational musical sharing and passing down traditions is very important to me and something that must continue. This is the way you keep the Fanfare’s blowing, this is how you keep the energies interacting.”

‘Fanfare’ will be released 14th October on Bella Union in the UK/Europe.

With the release of his much anticipated new album ‘Fanfare’ just over a week away on 14th October, and already the subject of a three page Album of the Month in Uncut, Jonathan Wilson has just unveiled a suitably far-out video for lead track ‘Dear Friend’. Directed by fellow traveller Grant James, the video can be viewed HERE:


In other exciting news Jonathan Wilson will be opening for Bella Union labelmate Roy Harper on this UK tour in October, performing a rare solo acoustic set. Dates below:

Tuesday 22 October – London – Royal Festival Hall
Friday 25 October – Manchester – Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 27 October – Bristol – Colston Hall

Then embarking on his own headline UK tour the following month. Dates/info below:

Wednesday 27 November – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 28 November – Manchester – Gorilla
Friday 29 November – Liverpool – Kazimier
Saturday 30 November – Bristol – Thekla
Monday 2 December – Norwich – Arts Centre
Tuesday 3 December – Brighton – Studio Theatre (Brighton Dome)
Wednesday 4 December – London – Islington Assembly Hall





“Not since Massive Attacks ‘Blue Lines’ has a heavy heart and urban dread been so absorbing”Q

”Ghostpoet serves up his bruised, tender hat with the steely precision of a master sushi chef”Mojo

“If you liked his Mercury nominated debut, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam you’ll love this”The Sunday Times

“That murky world of electro clicks ticks and cosmonaut synths that Thom Yorke has been dipping into for years, Ghostpoet lives for real”NME

“Sputtering beats, languid Jazz vibes, subterranean whispers”The Independent

“Compelling sonics and drama on the spoken word stars second album” The Daily Mirror

“Brooding and brilliant” – The Fly

“It’s a paean to inner-city pressure, with an insistent pulse” – Metro

“Nods to Radiohead and Burial”The Guardian


October Headline Tour

October 10th: Sound and Vision Festival – Norwich

October 17th: SWN Festival – Cardiff

October 18th: The Bodega Social Club – Nottingham

October 19th: The Deaf Institute – Manchester

October 20th: The Wedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth

October 21st: Glee Club – Birmingham

October 22nd: CCA – Glasgow

October 23rd: Think Tank – Newcastle

October 24th: Hackney Empire – London

October 25th: Button Factory – Dublin




Goldfrapp – ‘Annabel’

Taken from the brand new album ‘Tales Of Us’ – out now via Mute.

Album trailer:



Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘Problem Areas’

Taken from the brand new longplayer ‘R Plus Seven’ – out 30th September via Warp Records.



Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’

Taken from the huge new album ‘AM’ – out now via Domino Recording Co.


Temples - ‘Keep In The Dark’

‘Keep In The Dark’ b/w ‘Jewel of Mine Eye’ released October 7th 2013 on limited 7″ via Heavenly Recordings.



Agnes Obel – ‘The Curse’

‘The Curse’ is taken from Agnes’ new album ‘Aventine’ released 30th September on Play It Again Sam.

Album Teaser:



Lanterns On The Lake – ‘Until The Colours Run’

Taken from the new album ‘Until The Colours Run’ released October 2013 on Bella Union.



R.Seiliog – ‘The Peroxide ((H202))’

Taken from the mini-album ‘Doppler’ – out 30th September via Turnstile Music.



Body/Head – ‘Last Mistress’

Taken from the brilliant new longplayer ‘Coming Apart’ – out now on Matador Records.



No Ceremony – ‘Heavyhour’

Taken from the self-titled debut album – out now.



Morcheeba – ‘Gimme Your Love’

‘Gimme Your Love’ is the first single to be released from the band’s new album, ‘Head Up High’ which releases worldwide through [PIAS] on the 14th October.



Volcano Choir – ‘Repave’

Brand new album, out now via Jagjaguwar.



Kathryn Williams – ‘Heart Shaped Stone’

‘Heart Shaped Stone’ is the lead single from Kathryn Williams’ forthcoming 10th studio album ‘Crown Electric’, her first in almost four years. Out 30th September via One Little Indian.



Fela Kuti – ‘Teacher Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense’ (Live)

Knitting Factory Records continue their sterling job of reissuing Fela’s downright *essential* catalogue. ‘Teacher Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense’, ‘Original Sufferhead’ / ‘ITT’, ‘Live In Amsterdam’, ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ / ‘Odoo’ and ‘Underground System’ are all due out 14th October.



Seams – ‘Rilo’

Taken from ‘Quarters’ – out now on Full Time Hobby.



Trentemøller – ‘Never Stop Running’ (Live, feat. Marie Fisker)

The original version is included on the new Trentemøller album ‘Lost’ – out now via In My Room.



Carcass – ‘Surgical Steel’ official album teaser

‘Surgical Steel’ is out now, via Nuclear Blast.



Au Revoir Simone – ‘Somebody Who’

Taken from their new album ‘Move In Spectrums’ – out now on Moshi Moshi.




*Single ‘Gimme Your Love’ receives it’s first play on BBC Radio 2 last night (21st Aug)*

*6Music Interview confirmed for 31st August*

*Now over a staggering 206,000+ views on the ‘Gimme Your Love’ lyric video*


Morcheeba release their eclectic and beautiful new album, ‘Head Up High’ through [PIAS] Recordings on 14th October 2013.

The same day, the band also release the lead single, ‘Gimme You Love’ and will later embark on a full European tour this autumn.

Their eighth studio album, ‘Head Up High’ is written by all three band members, Paul and Ross Godfrey and Skye Edwards with production by Paul Godfrey. The album reflects a series of significant changes in the trio’s lives while marking the success of the bands career spanning eighteen years since the release of their debut album, ‘Who Can You Trust’, an acclaimed trip-hop blueprint and the root of Morcheeba’s universal success and appeal having sold millions of albums worldwide.

The album plays hosts to a truly stellar mix of guest features from hip hop legend, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), rap mogul Nature Boy Jim Kelly, the smoky vocals of James Petralli (White Denim), cheeky UK rhymers, Rizzle Kicks and the fierce French-Chilean rapper, Ana Tijoux who Paul first encountered on hit TV show, ‘Breaking Bad’. The diversity of guests on the album is an inarguable accolade to Morcheeba, highlighting the magnitude of their career and influence on artist’s whole generations apart.

Morcheeba’s impressive back catalogue showcases the bands ability to consistently evolve and develop their sound. Following 2010’s ‘Blood Like Lemonade’, ‘Head Up High’ has been two years in the crafting and demonstrates a new sense of movement. The beat master, Paul has explored the wonders of analogue synthesis, producing deeper and more irregular basslines hinting at post-dubstep productions, while Ross is responsible for the musical colour, tints and tones. Skye’s melodious vocal adds her signature ethereal texture to the tracks, complimenting the new bass sounds and adding atmosphere to a more uptempo paced album.

The single, ‘Gimme Your Love’, is an infectious synth-driven track which is lifted Skye-wards by a melting vocal and hooky chorus – the perfect introduction to the additive sounds of a new brooding landscape from these musical pioneers.

Morcheeba are a stand-out live act who have taken their acclaimed show to all the corners of the globe across their career.

This autumn the band will embark on a full European tour. See below for dates:


Full European Live Dates:

24th Oct          Roxy, Prague

26th Oct          Den Atelier, Luxembourg

28th Oct          Theaterfabrik, Munich

29th Oct          Gibson, Frankfurt

30th Oct          C-Club, Berlin

1st Nov            Gruenspan, Hamburg

2nd Nov           Kantine, Cologne

4th Nov           Paradiso, Amsterdam

5th Nov           Het Depot, Leuven

7th Nov           Olympia, Paris

8th Nov           Krakatoa, Bordeaux

9th Nov           Bikini, Toulouse

10th Nov         Theatre Du Moulin, Marseille

12th Nov         La Rodia, Besancon

13th Nov         Laiterie Club, Strasbourg

14th Nov         Komplex 457, Zurich

15th Nov         Thonex Live, Geneva

18th Nov        ABC, Glasgow

19th Nov         Forum, London

1st Dec           Meo Arena, Lisbon

3rd Dec           But, Madrid

5th Dec           Culture Factory, Girona

7th Dec           WUK, Vienna

8th Dec           Culture factory, Zagreb

10th Dec         Durer Kert, Budapest

11th Dec         Arenele Romane, Bucherest

13th Dec         NDK Hall 3, Sofia

14th Dec        Gargarin, Athens





The New Single with Video directed by Ben Wheatley

Out 2nd September 2013

The video for Editors new single, ‘Formaldehyde’ marks the debut of acclaimed film director Ben Wheatley in the music video genre. Having received plaudits for ‘Kill List’, Wheatley’s latest film, the Channel 4 funded ‘A Field In England’ has shown to rave reviews and marked him out as the UK’s most current filmmaker.

The video was shot in Almeria, Southern Spain, to a script created and overseen by Wheatley that features his trademark blend of horror, suspense and surrealism in a homage to the great Spaghetti Westerns of the 60′s and in his words ‘a modern version of Jodorosky’s El Topo’. Using the same film sets as those once occupied by Leone and Eastwood, the short was a new departure that Ben thoroughly enjoyed as he explains:

“Out of the blue I got asked to direct the promo for the Editors track ‘Formaldehyde’. A lot of directors come up through making pop promos: I didn’t. My route in was through advertising, internet and television. The pop promo is something I’ve always been interested in. Music plays a big part in my film work and I’ve always admired the work of Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, David Wilson and Dougal Wilson to name but a few. I was very flattered to be asked. I’ve always grumpily maintained that promos were a young man’s /woman’s game (basically because I’d never really been considered to do one!).

So thanks Editors for thinking of me.

We shot on the old sets for Sergio Leones ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’ in Almeria in Spain. It was quite an experience. The sun is so bright and strong (I’ve just shot four features in a row in the UK; that kind of thing impresses me!). The mountains look amazing and everywhere you look you feel the vibe of the spaghetti westerns (they actually pipe the Morricone music in on loudspeakers so it’s impossible not to feel it).

The promo stars Simon Smith and Tilly Gaunt who the eagle eyed will have spotted from my segment of the ‘ABC’s of Death’ film.. ‘U for Unearthed’. Simon is also in ‘Down Terrace’ (and he maintains his hand is in ‘Kill List!’ playing a drum… he was certainly there… but I’ve never spotted it).

We shot the promo in a day and it was pretty frantic but good fun. We worked with a great bunch of Spanish cowboy/stuntmen/extras who wore the incredibly heavy and awkward masks with good grace.

Hopefully one day I will get to return to Almeria and shoot a feature film. It’s an amazing place… Hope you enjoy the promo.”


‘Superb songs about consumptive ailing love’ – 4/5 MOJO ‘Album Of The Week’
‘A pretty irresistible record’ – Shortlist
‘Re-focussed and re-energised, Editors sound ready to rewrite history’ – 4/5 Evening Standard
‘Masters of the materials they work with.. Compelling’ – The Sunday Times
‘A riff packed record’ – The Sun On Sunday
‘Their most direct and commercial album to date’ – 5/5 The Sunday Express
‘Serious and stadium sized’ – Mail On Sunday
4/5 – The Daily Express
4/5 – Heat
4/5 – Cosmopolitan

‘Formaldehyde’ is released on September 2nd.

Editors fourth studio album, ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ is out now.

Editors play the Main Stage at The Leeds Festival on Friday 23rd August and The Reading Festival on Sunday 25th August. /




Nominations for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2013 have been revealed with 4AD and [PIAS] Recordings ahead of the pack.

The nominations were revealed by Xfm’s John Kennedy at London’s Gibson Guitar Studio.

A total of 36 acts are in the running for nine artists awards with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis getting three nods alongside Daughter.

Independent Label Of The Year will go to one of Bella Union, Cooking Vinyl, Matador, [PIAS] Recordings or Warp in 2013.

Overall, last year’s Independent Label Of The Year winner leads nominations with seven in total, followed by [PIAS] Recordings with five.

12 labels enjoy their first AIM Awards nominations this year including Navigator Records, Macklemore LLC, Test Card Recordings, Marathon Artists, Rocket Girl, Too Pure Singles Club, Bad Seed, Nest Collective, Southern Fried, New Voodoo, Gringo Records and Dirty Hit.

The full list of nominees is as follows:


Best Live Act (in association with The Fly)

Bellowhead (Navigator)

Bonobo (Ninja Tune)

Enter Shikari (Ambush Reality/[PIAS] Recordings)

Johnny Marr (New Voodoo)

The National (4AD)


Breakthrough of the Year (sponsored by 7digital)

The 1975 (Dirty Hit)

Daughter (4AD)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore LLC)

Palma Violets (Rough Trade)

Passenger (Nettwerk)

Public Service Broadcasting (Test Card Recordings)


Hardest Working Band or Artist

Alt-J (Infectious)

The Computers (One Little Indian)

Enter Shikari (Ambush Reality/[PIAS] Recordings)

Frankie & the Heartstrings (Wichita)

Sam Lee (Nest Collective)


Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album (in association with Xfm)

Ghostpoet – Some Say I So I Say Light ([PIAS] Recordings)

John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)

Major Lazer – Free The Universe (Because Music)

Villagers – {Awayland} (Domino)

The xx  – Coexist (XL Recordings)


Best Small Label (sponsored by Disc Manufacturing Services)

Alcopop! Records

Gringo Records


Rocket Girl

Too Pure Singles Club


Special Catalogue Release of the Year (in association with Amazon)

Bonobo – The North Borders (Ninja Tune)

Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights 10th Anniversary Edition (Matador)

The Horrors – Higher (XL Recordings)

Various Artists – Kenya Special (Soundway Records)

Various Artists – Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie Pop 1980-89 (Cherry Red)


Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival

(sponsored by UK Music, in association with AIF and This is Fake DIY)

Hebridean Celtic Festival

In The Woods


Truck Festival

Y Not Festival


Independent Video of the Year (Sponsored by Vevo)

Childhood – Solemn Skies (Marathon Artists)

David Byrne & St Vincent – Who (4AD)

Django Django – WOR (Because Music)

Grimes – Genesis (4AD)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (Macklemore LLC)

The Ramona Flowers – Lust & Lies (Distiller Records)


Indie Champion Award (sponsored by Consolidated Independent)

Gilles Peterson – BBC 6music

Joe Sparrow – A New Band A Day

John Kennedy – XFM

Lauren Laverne – BBC 6music

Lawrence Montgomery – Rise Music


Independent Track of the Year (Sponsored by Spotify)

Daughter – Youth (4AD)

Jagwar Ma – The Throw (Marathon Artists)

Palma Violets – Best of Friends (Rough Trade)

Passenger – Let Her Go (Nettwerk)

TNGHT – Higher Ground (Warp Records)

Vampire Weekend – Diane Young (XL Recordings)


PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act

The 2 Bears (Southern Fried)

Alabama Shakes (Rough Trade)

Alt-J (Infectious)

Django Django (Because Music)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore LLC)


INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR (in association with Record Store Day)

Daughter – If You Leave (4AD)

David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant (4AD)

Ghostpoet – Some Say I So I Say Light ([PIAS] Recordings)

Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Marathon Artists)

John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)

Jon Hopkins – Immunity (Domino)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed)

Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain (Test Card Recordings)

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings)

The xx – Coexist (XL Recordings)


Independent Label of the Year (sponsored by Coutts)

Bella Union

Cooking Vinyl


[PIAS] Recordings

Warp Records


Pioneer Award (sponsored by The Orchard) – Geoff Travis (Rough Trade)

Outstanding Contribution to Music (sponsored by eMusic) – Billy Bragg (Cooking Vinyl)


Winners will be revealed at the ceremony hosted by Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq at London’s The Brewery on 3rd September.