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.
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 Lia, KAYTRANADA 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.
EL VY’s Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf have made good on their promise to deliver a video for every song on their debut album… watch ‘Sad Case/Happiness, Missouri’ and ‘It’s A Game’ videos below. Return To The Moon is out now via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
‘It’s A Game’, directed by Tom Berninger (Matt’s brother, director of the award-winning Mistaken For Strangers film and creator of all preceding EL VY videos thus far), sees Tom’s artwork time-lapsed to life, while he and Matt struggle to come up with imagery that works for both of them.
‘Sad Case/Happiness, Missouri’, filmed by Michael Brown and Ben Krall, and edited by Kelly Lyon, is a music horror video, of sorts. It captures Matt and Brent in a fight for survival, combined with live EL VY performance footage.
AlabamaShakes have won 4 GRAMMY Awards for Best Alternative Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance and Best Engineered Album for their critically acclaimed record Sound & Color out now via Rough Trade / Remote Control.
Courtney Barnett’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit has beencertified with ARIA Gold Sales in Australia.
This follows on from news earlier this month that she had been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Of the nomination Barnett says:
“It’s an honour to be recognised amongst so many great artists on such a huge scale and it’s well beyond anything I ever imagined would happen off the back of my first album. It’s also really cool to see fellow Australians Tame Impala and Hiatus Kaiyote nominated too!”
Barnett is now preparing for a massive summer of touring in Australia which will see her play festival appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, Falls Festival, Southbound, Sugar Mountain & Twilight at Taronga.
There are just a handful of tickets left for her Perth & Melbourne headline shows, with Sydney already sold out. Details here
We are so excited that Courtney Barnett took home 4 ARIA awards – Best Female, Best Independent Album, Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Cover Art for her incredible debut LP ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’
She has been on a bit of a winning spree recently after winning the J Award for Best Australian Album, 3 AIR Award wins including Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Single. Plus she also took home Best Female, Best Song, Best Album and Best Band at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Phew.
Catch CB performing her award winning album at Falls Festival, Sugar Mountain, Southbound and at her headline AU shows. Full tour details are available here.