The video for ‘Hello’, the first single from Adele’s forthcoming album, 25, has smashed the Vevo 24 hr streaming record with 27.7 Million views. The previous record was held by Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ with 20.1 Million views.
25 is currently sitting at #1 on the Australian iTunes Album Chart. ‘Hello’ is also holding the top spot at #1 on the iTunes Single Chart.
‘Hello’ also shot straight to #1 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart.
Watch Adele’s record breaking video for ‘Hello’ via the image. The video is lensed by Cannes Jury Prize winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm).
Overnight Grimes released her self-directed video for ‘Flesh Without Blood’/’Life in the Vivid Dream’, from her forthcoming album Art Angels, out digitally Friday 6th November via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
This morning triple j premiered the new single ‘Flesh Without Blood’ and announced Grimes’ Laneway Festival sideshows in Sydney & Melbourne.
Spanning over 14 tracks, the new album features collaborations with Janelle Monáe and newcomer, Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. It was recorded primarily in her 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 endeavor. 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.
Catch Grime’s in Melbourne and Sydney. Tour details below.
Tickets on sale 30 October!
3 Feb – 170 Russell, Melbourne
10 Feb – The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets + more info here.
Flightless Records and Panache Touring are extremely excited to announce that Thee Oh Sees will be touring Australia in January, 2016. Not only that but to celebrate the tour announcement, there will also be a special Australian release of the group’s fourteenth studio album Mutilator Defeated At Last on limited edition deluxe vinyl.
Considered as one of the most influential, pioneering and exciting garage bands of the 2000s, Thee Oh Sees will return on the back of their fiercest record to date – Mutilator Defeated At Last – along with a brand new lineup consisting of John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Timothy Hellman (bass) and double drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. It’s the loudest, fastest and tightest Thee Oh Sees have ever sounded.
The band will embark on a massive nine-date Australian tour that will see them perform shows around the country this January. It will be their first visit back to our shores since 2013. See Thee Oh Sees in Brisbane at Crow Bar on January 8, Gold Coast at Shark Bar on January 9, Byron Bay at The Northern on January 10, Newcastle at The Small Ballroom on January 13, Sydney at Newtown Social Club on January 15, Wollongong at the Uni Bar on January 16, Geelong at the Barwon Club on January 16, Melbourne at Howler on January 19 and Fremantle at Mojo’s Bar on January 23. All tickets are on sale now, see below for details.
But before they arrive, November 20 will see their new album released for Australian fans for the very first time as a limited edition deluxe vinyl. The album is nine muscular tunes primed to pummel to. Previous album Drop was more schizophrenic, ranging from heavy to whimsical and back – but Mutilator Defeated At Last has more in common with the monolithic hugeness of Floating Coffin – with only two slight reprieves in heaviness this is a record made to be played loudly and that demands bodily sacrifice inherently.
Despite the plutonium heavy feel, Thee Oh Sees continue to be omnivorous – synths and acoustic guitars expertly wind their way throughout like veins of gold through granite – any and all that stands in its way will be devoured and assimilated. This is the sound of a band doing what they do best, and it’s available to pre-order now via Flightless / Remote Control Records.
‘Hello’, the first single from Adele’s forthcoming album, 25, is available to buy and stream now.
A video to accompany the single can be viewed below. The video is lensed by Cannes Jury Prize winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm).
“It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele’s beautiful, heartbreaking song,” remarked Dolan. “When I first heard it, all the images were already running so clearly in my head – and her trust and generosity allowed me to create freely.”
The video was shot in mid October outside Montreal where the Canadian director explained, “being on set with her was wonderful. And the thought of directing her in the ‘acting’ aspect of the term was exciting. I discovered that she’s a very talented actress – no matter what she’ll tell you.” Dolan further enthused about the collaboration by saying “It was a great experience. Adele allowed me to dive into this full throttle, so I could abandon myself artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud.”
The video also features a cameo by American actor Tristan Wilds (The Wire, The Secret Life Of Bees).
“My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I’m making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did.”
Adele is set to release 25, her highly anticipated new album, which will be available globally on Friday 20th November and is the first new music from her since her Oscar winning single ‘Skyfall’ in 2012.
‘Hello,’ the debut single from 25, will be available to buy and stream on Friday October 23rd. The cinematic video for ‘Hello’ will also be revealed on Friday October 23rd. It was shot in the countryside surrounding Montreal and is directed by the celebrated young Canadian director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm).
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion
Le1f, the NYC-based hip-hop artist, has announced his long awaited debut studio album, Riot Boi, which will be released on Friday 13th November via Terrible Records / Remote Control Records.
The album features guest vocals from Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Junglepussy, Don Christian, and Miss Geri, among others, and production from SOPHIE, Lunice, Boody, Blood Diamonds, Salva, Dubbel Dutch, Evian Christ and more.
He’s also shared his brand new single ‘Rage’.
Catch Le1f playing at Sugar Mountain Festival this Saturday 23 January. Details here.
A few days before releasing their seventh record Fading Frontier, Deerhunter have brought us a new vid!
‘Living My Life’ was directed by Bradford Cox.
The Atlantan describes it as, “macro meditations on geology and botany to the observations of afternoon light filtered onto wooden floors. The idea was to have a formless visual that does not conform to the overwhelming cleverness and narrative ambition of most modern videos. Instead we have a sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes hypnotically beautiful, mess of images and rhythm. The final section of the video, in particular, could be a teenage garage band take on Tarkovsky’s Solaris. Various chemicals and dyes were used to create a liquid fantasia for the song’s transcendent climax.” Watch it below.
Fading Frontier, Deerhunter’s seventh studio album, was written and recorded in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, with production duties shared by the band and Ben H. Allen, continuing a collaboration that began with 2010’s acclaimed Halcyon Digest. Fading Frontier also features contributions from Broadcast’s James Cargill and Tim Gane from Stereolab.
The record was made by founding members Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt and Moses Archuleta, and bassist Josh McKay. Written in their hometown of Atlanta, GA, production duties were shared by the band and Ben H. Allen III, continuing a collaboration that began with 2010’s Halcyon Digest.