Alabama Shakes, Jamie xx and Courtney Barnett nominated for Grammys

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Our friends Alabama Shakes have been nominated for: Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Producer of the Year! Jamie xx has been nominated for Best Electronic Album and Courtney Barnett has been nominated for Best New Artist!

Watch the videos from their critically acclaimed albums below:

Banoffee shares video for ‘Body Suit’

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Banoffee is excited to premiere the video for ‘Body Suit’ via Red Bull Music. The single comes from her stellar EP Do I Make You Nervous? out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.

The video for ‘Body Suit’ was a collaborative effort. Written by Rhys Mitchell and Banoffee, directed by Rhys Mitchell, produced by Ruth Morris, and with cinematography by Jack Peddey.

The clip follows an eclectic group of characters all interpreting and judging the same presentation: A woman, alien-like and bare presenting herself to an audience.

Banoffee is cloaked in a skin of paint created by Melbourne artist, Lani Mitchell, which she uses to divide her from the scrutiny of her audience – a theme that the track touches upon lightly. Watch the incredible clip below.

Charlie Hilton Shares ‘100 Million’ Featuring Mac DeMarco

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Charlie Hilton, has shared her new single ‘100 Million’ featuring Mac DeMarco who sings back-ups and plays every instrument on the track. The single, which premiered on Pitchfork was produced by Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere and comes from Charlie’s debut album Palana out Friday 22 January via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.

Ibeyi share ‘Stranger / Lover’ remixes by Mark Ronson & Mura Masa

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Ibeyi have shared a re-fix of their single ‘Stranger / Lover’ by Mark Ronson and a remix by Mura Masa.

Ronson worked attentively with the twins on the track as he explains, “I’ve never worked so closely with an artist when doing a remix before, it was more like producing a track from scratch than making a remix.”

Ibeyi released the Léo Bigiaoui and Maxime Baudin directed video for ‘Stranger / Lover’ earlier this year. Both remixes are available digitally now.

Since the release of their stunning, self-titled debut album in February this year, Ibeyi have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá.

Ibeyi will come to Australia for the first time in March 2016 with shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as well as performances at Perth Festival and WOMAD. Tour details here.

Listen to the Mark Ronson re-fix here:

Dorsal Fins share video for ‘Heart On The Floor’

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Melbourne group Dorsal Fins are back with a new clip for dance floor favourite ‘Heart On The Floor’ premiered via triple j’s Home & Hosed.

Watch the video of the band having a jam to the ridiculously catchy tune below:

Catch the band play at Northcote Social Club on Friday 8 January and at Summer of Soul on Saturday 9 January. Ticket details here

Created by Liam McGorry (Saskwatch / Eagle and the Worm) as an excuse to work with his best buds on something new, Dorsal Fins were born after a week of 40+ degree days in the studio, experimenting and collaborating as they went along.

The Prettiots announce album ‘Funs Cool’

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NYC’s The Prettiots (Kay Kasparhauser and Lulu Prat) will release their debut album, Funs Cool, on Friday 5th February 2016 via Rough Trade / Remote Control Records.

They recorded a Rough Trade session in Brighton UK – check out new track ’18 Wheeler’ as well as their totally refashioned take on The Strokes’ ‘Someday’ via the images below.

Packed with catchy melodies, memorable hooks and heart on the sleeve lyrics, Funs Cool acts as a thoughtful, funny, and catchy-as-hell state of the union address from young women living in a big city and watching life unfurl in fits and starts before them.

Funs Cool comes hot on the heels of their recent rapturously received first UK shows in November, and recent single, ‘Stabler,’ at once an ode to Elliot Stabler, the detective with a heart of gold from NBC’s Law & Order series, and a wistful examination of idealism in romantic relationships.

Jack & Archy Marshall announce A New Place 2 Drown

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Comprising a book, album and short film, A New Place 2 Drown is a new multidisciplinary body of work from brothers Jack and Archy Marshall (King Krule.)

A New Place 2 Drown delves even deeper into the brother’s artistic work, drawing further from Jack’s discipline as a visual artist and Archy’s as a musician, to create something inimitable and entirely unique as a result.

A New Place To Drown will be published as a 250-page book plys includes stunning 37-minute, 12-song soundtrack of brand new music from Archy Marshall, released on True Panther Sounds / Remote Control Records. While intended as an absolutely essential companion piece to the book, the soundtrack showcases a different side to Archy’s musical craft, highlighting more evolved electronic production colored with Archy’s poetic verse delivered in his distinct baritone.

Finally, the entire project is then tied together by a short film by Will Robson Scott, which incorporates elements of both the book and the soundtrack to brilliant effect. View the trailer for the film and visit the website to hear tracks from the soundtrack now. Watch the official trailer below!

SOAK shares video for ‘Reckless Behaviour’

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 1.47.10 PMSOAK 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.