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MORCHEEBA Head Up High

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*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*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyu8yRPlyIw

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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:

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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

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‘FORMALDEHYDE’

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.”

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT ‘THE WEIGHT OF YOUR LOVE’

‘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.

www.editorsofficial.com / www.playitagainsam.net

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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

Hyperdub

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

LeeFest

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

Matador

[PIAS] Recordings

Warp Records

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

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

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

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Beautiful short film about Record Store Day, featuring music and interviews from the likes of Matthew E White, Frank Turner, Steve Mason, Dels, Ghostpoet and King Midas Sound, plus some ACE sweet infectious enthusiasm, passion and excitement from ‘ver punters’. Good on y’all.

Record Shops = USE ‘EM, or lose ‘em.

Jus’ saying!

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Bloc Party – ‘NEXTWAVE sessions’ – EP – AUGUST 12th

Less than a year after their long-awaited first album in four years with ‘FOUR’, Bloc Party are back with brand new material in the ‘NEXTWAVE sessions’ EP.

Born and shaped on the road during the band’s worldwide tour in 2012, which saw the formative UK four piece playing the biggest headline shows of the career, including a 19,000 capacity sold out show at Earl’s Court, the five songs that comprise the EP are a natural continuation of Bloc Party’s much-welcomed return to the UK music limelight.

The band worked with renowned producer Dan Carey (whose credits include records with Bat For Lashes, Lianna La Havas and Hot Chip) on the two tracks that open the EP - ‘Ratchet’ and ‘Obscene’.

‘Ratchet’, the lead track off the EP and one of the groups’ punchiest, most confrontational and viciously danceable tracks to date received it’s premier as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ on Radio 1.

Talking about the track Kele says:

“Ratchet was the first song we recorded with Dan. It really came together whilst we were on tour in 2012. We started slipping it into the sets at the start of this year just to try it out and the reactions were insane. We knew we had something special.”

The track is accompanied by a must-see video directed by acclaimed animator Cyriak.

Across its 5 tracks, the EP amalgamates the visceral energy of the bands live shows with bright studio sheen, and Kele’s lyrics and vocals at their most uncompromisingly biting. From the slow-motion, trance-haunted balladry of ‘Obscene’ to the shimmering swells and skipping percussion of ‘Montreal’, to ‘French Exit’ that is fuelled by the bands trademark sharp angular riffs and combustible dynamics, and ending on a grand and impassioned note with the forward-looking ‘Children Of The Future‘ – the ‘NEXTWAVE sessions’ is essential, unmissable Bloc Party,

The EP comes ahead of a busy summer in which Bloc Party return to some of the biggest stages and festivals in the UK and Europe, including a headline slot in Latitude.

Bloc Party play the following live dates:

21/06 – Best Kept Secret, Netherlands
22/06 – Hurricane Festival, Germany
23/06 – Southside Festival, Germany
24/06 – In-Music Festival, Croatia
28/06 – Solidays Festival, France
29/06 – Garorock Festival, France
30/06 – Rock-A-Field Festival, Luxembourg
02/07 – Rock For People Festival, Czech Republic
04/07 – Werchter Rock Festival, Belgium
05/07 – Main Square Festival, France
06/07 – Beauregard Festival, France
12/07 – Pohoda Festival, Slovakia
13/07 – Harvest Of Art Festival, Austria
14/07 – Exit Festival, Serbia
16/07 – Complex 457, Swizterland
17/07 – Poupet Festival, France
19/07 – Latitude Festival, UK

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EP track-list:

Ratchet
Obscene
French Exit
Montreal
Children Of The Future

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Editors‘The Weight Of Your Love’ - (Play It Again Sam)Out Now on CD, Special Edition 2CD, Double-Vinyl and Digital Download.

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Editors Web: http://www.editorsofficial.com

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Editors Twitter: https://twitter.com/editorsofficial

Editors YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/editorsofficial/videos

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‘Making Of’ Documentary:

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Editors on Tour:

Mon 1 Jul Village Underground, London
Wed 3 Jul Open’er Festival, Gydnia
Fri 5 Jul Ruisrock, Turku
Sun 7 Jul Rock Werchter, Werchter
Mon 8 Jul Gashouder, Amsterdam
Thu 11 Jul BBK Live, Bilbao
Sat 13 Jul Alive Festival, Lisbon
Sun 14 Jul T in the Park, Kinross
Thu 18 Jul Festival Port America, Nigran
Sat 27 Jul Spirit Of Burgas, Burgas
Thu 1 Aug Arenal Sound, Burriana
Thu 8 Aug Verkehrsmuseum, Frankfurt
Fri 9 Aug Taubertal Festival, Rothenburg
Sat 10 Aug Sziget, Budapest
Sun 11 Aug Ypsigrock Festival, Castelbuono
Thu 15 Aug Open Air Gampel, Gampel
Sat 17 Aug Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen
Fri 23 Aug Leeds Festival, Leeds
Sun 25 Aug Reading Festival, Reading
Fri 27 Sep Betong, Oslo
Sat 5 Oct Westend Festival (Visions Party), Dortmund
Sun 6 Oct Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
Mon 7 Oct Zenith, Munich
Tue 8 Oct Gasometer, Vienna
Thu 10 Oct Discoteca Alcatraz, Milano
Mon 21 Oct Trianon, Paris
Tue 22 Oct Rockhal, Luxembourg
Thu 24 Oct Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Fri 25 Oct Docks, Hamburg
Sat 26 Oct Columbiahalle, Berlin
Wed 30 Oct Aunsee, Leipzig
Fri 1 Nov Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
Sat 2 Nov Sportpaleis, Antwerp

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‘A Ton Of Love’ At Glastonbury:

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Arctic Monkeys are set to release their fifth album - AM’ - on Monday the 9th of September 2013 (UK).

AM was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording, LA and Rancho De La Luna, Joshua Tree.  The album was engineered by Ian Shea and mixed by Tchad Blake.

Josh Homme, Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones all make guest appearances on ‘AM’ – as do the words of John Cooper Clarke, on the track ‘I Wanna Be Yours’.

The album will be available on CD, vinyl, special edition vinyl and digital download.

Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury on Friday the 28th of June.

The tracklisting for ‘AM’ is as follows:

1.   Do I Wanna Know?
2.   R U Mine?
3.   One For The Road
4.   Arabella
5.   I Want It All
6.   No. 1 Party Anthem
7.   Mad Sounds
8.   Fireside
9.   Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
10.  Snap Out Of It
11.  Knee Socks
12.  I Wanna Be Yours

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Editors will be streaming their sold-out intimate show at Berlin’s legendary Postbahnhof live, right here on their YouTube channel.

The show starts on Monday 24th June from 20:00 BST / 21:00 CET.

Just head to the Editors YouTube channel to watch: http://youtube.com/editorsofficial

Join the conversation: #editorslivestream

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The Scottish Music Industry Association [SMIA] is delighted to announce the winning album of this year’s Scottish Album of the Year Award [The SAY Award].

At a glittering award ceremony in Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom, ‘Thirteen Lost & Found’ by RM Hubbert picked up a £20,000 cash prize along with an exclusive piece of artwork made by two emerging artists, Emma Reid (Glasgow School of Art) and Gregor Morrison (Edinburgh College of Art), the joint winners of The SAY Award’s sister prize, The SAY Arts commission. Both prizes reflect and acknowledge the strong bond between music and the visual arts.

RM Hubbert, winner of the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year said: “I am shocked and delighted at winning. I never expected it. It is testament to all my collaborators that we won.”

The nine other shortlisted artists collected a prize of £1,000 plus a piece of artwork.

Stewart Henderson, Chair of SMIA said: “Congratulations to Hubby on behalf of everyone at The SAY Award and the SMIA. We’ve got another worthy winner and an exceptional album to have emerged from such a strong field.”

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These New Puritans – ‘Field Of Reeds’(Infectious) – out now!

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Bonnie Prince Billy & Dawn McCarthy‘What The Brothers Sang’(Domino) – out now!

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Temples‘Colours To Life’(Heavenly) – out 1st July

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Congo Natty - ‘Jungle Revolution’(Big Dada) – out 1st July

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The Duckworth Lewis Method – ‘Sticky Wickets’(Divine Comedy Records) – out 1st July

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