SOAK has premiered the video for latest single ‘Reckless Behaviour’, taken from the beautiful debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream out now via Rough Trade / Remote Control. Having been shortlisted for the 2015 Mercury Prize – the youngest female nominee for seven years!
Director Bob Gallagher (who’s also made films for label-mates Girl Band) writes of ‘Reckless Behaviour’: “when I first saw SOAK perform a few years ago the thing that struck me most was that there is a really tangible sense of empathy to Bridie’s songwriting. You get the impression that she’s writing for someone, in a way that’s genuinely very caring and reassuring. I tried to get that sense of empathy across in Jo, the older character played by Fiona York. Jo is a thief so she’s very observant. I think she sees elements of herself in the younger character played by Dani Hiro. The video is about what two people observe in each other and how that makes them relate in a way that transcends their difference in age or their backgrounds.”
Catch SOAK performing with a full live band in January this year! Tour details can be found here.
ANOHNI, the lead singer from Antony and the Johnsons, has released a new song ‘4 DEGREES.’ The track sees ANOHNI collaborate with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never.
The song has been released to support the Paris climate conference and tackles the issue of global boiling and collapsing biodiversity.
As discussed by ANOHNI, “I have grown tired of grieving for humanity, and I also thought I was not being entirely honest by pretending that I am not a part of the problem,” she said. “‘4 DEGREES’ is kind of a brutal attempt to hold myself accountable, not just valorize my intentions, but also reflect on the true impact of my behaviors.”
The legends Milwaukee Banks have shared an absolute killer mixtape of their favourite tunes and influences via Acclaim. Have a listen here. The mixtape features their latest single ‘Faded’ from their forthcoming LP ‘Deep Into The Night’ out Friday 26 February via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. Watch the video for Faded below.
The duo are playing single launch shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane starting this Friday!
Pencil it into your calendars, on Sunday 22nd November from 8:10PM, 60 Minutes Australia will air an exclusive interview with Adele, followed by an hour-long special TV show ‘Adele at The BBC’.
This week Adele returned to the live stage for the first time in four years, playing a triumphant concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Adele will also perform on Saturday Night Live this weekend in the US.
Watch the latest video for ‘When We Were Young’ performed at The Church Studios.
Yes!! Art Angels, the highly anticipated new album from Grimes, has been released digitally today via 4AD / Remote Control Records. The Art Angels physical release is Friday 11th December.
Grimes self-directed video for ‘Flesh Without Blood’/’Life in the Vivid Dream,’ released just last week already boasts over 2 million views. Watch it below if you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.
The album was recorded primarily in Grimes home studio in Los Angeles, CA, where she relocated to in 2014. Like all of her previous albums, Art Angels was written and recorded entirely as a solo endeavour. The new album features more live instrumentation than ever before on a Grimes record. She plays piano, guitar and violin, continuing her evolution as a musician and a producer for her most ambitious album to date.
Grimes returns to Australia next year for Laneway Festival and sold out sideshows in Sydney & Melbourne.
After recently sharing ‘Dopamine,’ the first taste from their forthcoming sophomore album Is the Is Are, DIIV are back to share a new song in addition to details about the album’s release. Is the Is Are will be released on Friday February 5th, 2016 via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records as a 17-track double LP and will feature ‘Dopamine’ alongside ‘Bent (Roi’s Song),’ which is available to hear below now.
The New York based four piece will visit Australia for the very first time in 2016 touring as part of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival throughout February. The band will also play sideshows in Sydney on Tuesday 9th of February at Factory Theatre and in Melbourne on Thursday 11th February at the Corner Hotel with very special guests Totally Mild. Full tour dates and ticket information can be found below.
DIIV is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and front-man of an atmospheric and autumnally-charged new Brooklyn four-piece. Recently inked to the uber-reliable Captured Tracks imprint, DIIV created instant vibrations in the blog-world with their impressionistic debut Sometime; finding it’s way onto the esteemed pages of Pitchfork and Altered Zones a mere matter of weeks after the group’s formation.
Remote Control Records and Omnian Music Group are excited to officially announce their new partnership. Remote Control’s roster of Australian artists on the company’s Dot Dash label will now be released and distributed in America by the Omnian Music Group. In a reciprocal arrangement, which was finalised recently during CMJ, Remote Control will oversee the release of albums in Australia from the Omnian Music Group label collective which includes Captured Tracks, 2MR, Sinderlyn, Honor Press and many more. Omnian Music Group releases will continue to be distributed in Australia by Rocket.
Remote Control director Harvey Saward says of the partnership, “We are very choosy at Remote Control in regards to who we work with. So choosy in fact that we haven’t taken on a new international label in over 10 years. With the consistent flow of quality music that comes to us via the Beggars Group of labels we just don’t see the need. However the minute I mentioned we’d met with Captured Tracks there was a chorus of “I love that label” from my work colleagues. From that point we just could not say no.”
“It was particularly pleasing that the Captured Tracks folk were keen to distribute our local label Dot Dash via Omnian. We’ve put a lot of effort into building the roster in the last few years. We are great believers in Australian music and it’s been exciting to see several Australian artists sign to overseas labels in recent years and start to forge successful international careers. However, for every great Australian band that attracts the interest of an overseas label there’ll be another 10 that miss out. We really believe that a strong sustainable Australian music scene needs some local labels that can have a presence and compete internationally. It’s just baby steps for Dot Dash in the US at this point but it’s so great to have Omnian’s support in getting things rolling.” Omnian Music Group was created by Captured Tracks founder, Mike Sniper, in 2014. Its purpose was to create an all-services company to help facilitate the needs of small labels and to coordinate partnerships with existing labels. Captured Tracks existing relationship with Flying Nun Records made the New Zealand stalwart an easy choice for the second label within the group, after Captured Tracks. Omnian has also created its own new labels since forming. The flagship reissue label, Manufactured Recordings, was made to host the vast majority of reissue content for the label group in all genres. Sinderlyn Records was started as a means to work with more current roster acts as a sister label (not subordinate) to Captured Tracks.
Remote Control Records was set up by Harvey Saward and Steve Cross in Melbourne in 2001. Since its inception Remote Control has worked with many local & international labels and countless Australian and international artists including Adele, The National, Radiohead, The xx, Courtney Barnett, Queens Of The Stone Age, FKA twigs, Jungle, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and many more.
Dot Dash’s current roster includes Methyl Ethel, Pearls, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Client Liaison, Sui Zhen, Banoffee, Teeth & Tongue, Milwaukee Banks, Velociraptor & Jeremy Neale.