Future Of The Left share new single ‘the limits of battleships’

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Future Of The Left are once again contractually obliged to tell you that their new album the peace and truce of future of the left will be released in Australia on the 8th April 2016 via Remote Control Records.

Recorded by Anthony Chapman at Monnow Valley studios in Monmouth it contains thirteen songs (you are welcome to call them ‘tracks’, only not near the band) and is, once again, their best one yet, obeying the universal law that the new album is always the best one, otherwise it wouldn’t be released in the first place.

The album (and, once again, an accompanying mini album, to failed states and forest clearings which was recorded at the same time) will be available earlier to anybody who contributed to the pledgemusic campaign, which was launched in December 2015 and reached its funding target within three and a half hours (beating the five hours it took to fund the previous album how to stop your brain in an accident). details of the campaign can be found here.

Listen to ‘The Limits of Battleships‘ below!

Kaytranada announces debut album 99.9% & shares single ‘Bus Ride’

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After teasing its release at SXSW this week, KAYTRANADA is back to share details of his highly anticipated debut album 99.9%. Due Friday 6th May via XL Recordings / Remote Control Records, the album finds the Haitian born, Montreal raised producer delivering on the promise of his early self-released EPs and remixes.

Since the age of fourteen, when he first began to DJ and when his brother introduced him to music production software, his output has been relentless. He explains, “after he showed me the basics, from that day on I couldn’t stop making beats,” pumping out a handful of tracks per day for the next couple of years.

Having released singles like ‘Drive Me Crazy‘ with Vic Mensa and ‘Leave Me Alone‘ with Shay LiaKAYTRANADA has since cemented his reputation and his sound; an undeniable swing of the drums comparable to Dilla’s, a signature soulful touch in the melodies, and a healthy dose of funky bass lines.

99.9% continues that tradition, and new track ‘Bus Ride,’ which features acclaimed percussionist/producer Karriem Riggins as well as rising Toronto vocalist River Tiber, demonstrates that KAYTRANADA has stayed within his canon while demonstrating growth on the new album.

Stream ‘Bus Ride’ Spotify | Apple Music | Google Play
Buy ‘Bus Ride’ iTunes | Google Play

Introducing: LISS

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Danish teenagers Liss have shared their brand new single and video ‘Sorry’. Recently premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1, ‘Sorry’ is an enchanting slice of R&B built around singer Søren Holm’s distinct, soulful vocal.

The video for ‘Sorry’ was filmed and directed by the band themselves.

‘Sorry’ is the follow up to Liss‘ debut single ‘Try / Always’ released in November last year via the highly-respected Danish label Escho.

Described by The Guardian as “a liquid piece of fast-paced funk pop that imagines what might have happened had Michael Jackson recorded with Arthur Russel,” and Crack Magazine simply as “nonchalantly effortless pop,” it was an irresistible first statement from the Aarhus, Denmark-based quartet, and a compelling introduction to Liss‘ unique brand of Nordic Soul.

Stream ‘Sorry’ via Spotify | Apple Music | Google Play
Purchase ‘Sorry’ via iTunes | Google Play

Methyl Ethel sign to 4AD + announce ‘Australia’ tour

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Methyl Ethel are incredibly excited to announce that they are the latest signing to the illustrious 4AD roster which currently includes The National, Grimes, Purity Ring, Deerhunter, Ariel Pink and many more.

After the release of their debut album Oh Inhuman Spectacle in June 2016 via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records the band has gone from strength to strength. First impressing music industry and fans with their incredible performances at BIGSOUND in September which inked them three (AUS, USA & UK/Europe) booking agent deals. The band then took their electric live show to New York playing CMJ in October impressing tastemakers and garnering international attention. 2016 saw Methyl Ethel embark on the national St Jerome Laneway Festival playing to huge crowds in each state.

On top of that the band have announced their ‘Australia’ tour & shared their video for ‘Idée Fixe’

Get your ‘Australia’ tickets here.

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Introducing: Jaye Bartell

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Originally from from Massachusetts, Jaye Bartell laid the groundwork for his music career after relocating to Asheville, NC in the early 2000’s. During this time, he began to play music among friends, parallel to his poetry and other writing endeavors, which included a reading/performance series and a small magazine. After relocating, again, to Buffalo, NY in 2006, Jaye joined up with the publishing collective House Press and released his first record, Feeling Better, Pilgrim, in the company of Buffalo musicians and writers. The record helped establish Jaye’s sound utilizing field recordings and manipulated loops, centered on vocal melody.

Upon returning to Asheville in 2009, Jaye released his second record, The Dog’s Dinner. This marked Jaye’s departure from the self-production of his earlier work, and the beginning of his collaboration with guitarist Shane Parish of Ahleuchatistas, and visual artists Ursula Gullow and Nathanael Roney. The years 2012 and 2013 saw the releases of Elation, an EP recorded with J Seger, and Loyalty, a full-band record featuring Parish, Seger, and Emily Easterly. Followed by a 2014 UK tour with like-minded troubadour, Angel Olsen.

Listen to his new single ‘Tuesdays’ from his forthcoming LP Light Enough out Friday 29 April via Sinderlyn / Remote Control Records.

Bartell’s move to Brooklyn, NY in 2013, as well as the work of Spalding Gray and Eileen Myles, heavily influence the content presented on his latest record, Light Enough. In his own words, “Resettlement is an implicit theme in much of the writing, and the process of making the album itself was an act of resettlement, finding out where I lived as a means of coming to live there.”

Bartell spent about a year secluded in his Greenpoint bedroom, piecing together the intricate tunes and gentle melodies that furnish his new record.

B Boys have announced their debut EP No Worry No Mind

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B Boys have announced their debut EP No Worry No Mind will be released on Friday 18 March via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.

Born in different times from alternate altered states, these B’s convene on the astral plane, channeling the individual experience and wisdom from their respective points of origin into a singular entity. Abstraction takes a triangular form: vibrant guitar melodies, undulating bass lines, deep swirling grooves. Sounds that transcend a linear timeline, splintering out across multiple spectrums. Interlocking vocals skillfully bob and weave overtop, their mantras resounding. But don’t be fooled, they’re just like anyone else — they put their chinos on one leg at a time.

You’ve got something growing out your neck, my friend. Are you willing to hear its call? Open your self to the frequencies and let the vibrations illuminate your being.

Adele announces new single ‘When We Were Young’

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Adele has announced her new single ‘When We Were Young’ today – available digitally and on streaming services worldwide.

‘When We Were Young’ is the latest track to be taken from Adele’s third album, 25, and was co-written with Tobias Jesso Jr. & produced by Ariel Rechtshaid.

Adele is set to perform at the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards taking place in Los Angeles on February 15th. She will also be performing live at the 2016 BRIT Awards in London on February 24th.

Watch Adele’s Carpool Karaoke performance with James Corden here.
Adele – ‘When We Were Young’
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Introducing Boulevards

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Jamil Rashad, a.k.a Boulevards, has announced his debut album, Groove! will be released on Friday 1 April via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records. He has also shared the first cut from the album, the insanely catchy ‘Cold Call.’ Listen to the tune below.

Taking queues from pioneers such as Prince, Rick James, and Earth Wind & Fire, Boulevards seamlessly delivers cheeky, party-themed jams. Growing up in Raleigh, NC, Jamil’s father, a R&B Radio DJ, exposed him to jazz, blues, and R&B. This pushed him to get involved in the city’s local music scene early on in his youth.

Jamil melds pop with vintage hip-hop elements — think Eddie Murphy meets The Sugarhill Gang — and it just works. ‘Cold Call’ introduces a slow hypnotic groove before a symphony of synths, creating a rhythmic cadence that stays with you even after the party is over.