Charlie Hilton, known for her work in the band Blouse, has shared ‘Pony,’ the first single from her debut album, Palana, out Friday 22nd January 2016 via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records. ‘Pony’ exhibits synthetic infrastructures combined with the vocal quality of an artist comfortably resolute enough in her own skin to express both headlong vulnerability and a fervent willingness to assert her own voice as leader of the pack.
Listen to Pony below.
Though she maintains some reservations about the implications of something as abstract as identity, Charlie Hilton, known up until now for her work in the band Blouse, has now forged a new one with her debut solo album, Palana. The album’s title itself is a nod to Hilton’s given Sanskrit name, an identity she shed completely after high school in favor of the androgynous “Charlie,” and Palana’s overarching theme can be summed up by a quote from Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf, a phrase Hilton cites as a personal mantra:
Teeth & Tongue are back! After spending two months in Iceland at Nes Artist Residency Jess Cornelius has shared a brand new single. Originally recorded in Melbourne, ‘Cupcake’ was a bit of a trans-atlantic affair.
The killer video was filmed around Iceland and premiered today by our pals at FasterLouder.
“The recording needed vocals and a few extra bits, but by that point I was in Skagastrond surrounded by miles of ice and snow, and my shared concrete work space wasn’t really appropriate for recording. I did a call-out to the Icelandic villagers for foam and cardboard, and managed to build a really ugly-looking vocal booth, then took over the residency assistant’s office for a few days to track the vocals and synths. Jade recorded her backing vocals at home in Melbourne and sent them to me in Skagastrond, and I sent the whole lot back to Melbourne to Gareth Parton for mixing”.
Catch Jess and the band supporting Courtney Barnett across Australia!
The song comes off their new record Quarters out Friday 1st May.
Their forthcoming LP Quarters isn’t just a normal release, creative freedom prevails as The Gizz present to us a 12” record containing only four songs, each 10 minutes and 10 seconds long, accompanied by brilliant artwork created by long-time collaborator Jason Galea – a painting of four different worlds melding together.
Quarters will be released on limited edition vinyl. The cover is a 4-way design hand painted by Jason Galea printed on 350 gsm reverse board sleeve with gold foil font. The wax is 180-200 gram gold vinyl placed in 12′ black poly lined bags. Deluxe.
ICYMI… In 2013, The National collaborated with an Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson on A Lot of Sorrow, a durational performance presented as part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions.
Kjartansson, who often uses repetitive performance to explore collective experience and emotion, invited The National to play their three-minute, twenty-five second song “Sorrow” live on stage, repeatedly and continuously, for six hours. This incredible feat of endurance has become legendary, and the audio recording of the performance will be released as a limited edition 1,500 run vinyl boxed set by 4AD / Remote Control.
The box set is $150 and all profits will be donated to Partners in Health, an organisation dedicated to improve the health of impoverished people worldwide. Purchasing vinyl and helping the world = win win!
The band have also shared a new single called ‘Sunshine On My Back’ which you can get for free if you purchase their documentary ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ here.
Jamie xx has been keeping busy. He has just shared a brand new killer video and track ‘Loud Places.’ The single features Jamie’s bandmate Romy Madley Croft from The xx. The clip features Romy and Jamie skating around London. Listen to the track below.
Jamie has also shared his album opener ‘Gosh.’
Both of these killer tracks feature on his forthcoming album ‘In Colour’ which is out Friday 29th May! The album features other amazing tracks including ‘Girl’ and ‘Sleep Sound.’
If May is too far away and you want some more Jamie listening, check out his Essential Mix with Four Tet on BBC Radio 1 HERE
The amazing Perfume Genius will be guest programming Rage this Saturday!
Tune in to watch him share some of his favourite music picks including: Sinead O’Connor, Bjork, EMA and Tori Amos, Ciara, Missy Elliot, Madonna and Robyn.