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.
Pixx is the nom de guerre of 19 year-old Hannah Rodgers, a young songwriter from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London where suburban sprawl starts to break in to countryside.
Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Aphex Twin, and adopting her grandmother’s nickname, Hannah’s recording debut, Fall In, will be released digitally on 28th August 2015 via 4AD / Remote Control, with vinyl to follow. A collection of four electronic folk-infused torch songs, ‘Fall In’ is the perfect introduction to the mysterious space Pixx’s music inhabits, with a brand new video for the title track serving as an apt visual foil.
Palma Violets have shared the official video for current single “On The Beach,” taken from their second album Danger In The Club which was released earlier this year on Rough Trade / Remote Control. The clip was shot on East Wittering Beach in West Sussex and is a nod to Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band’s 1968 performance on the beach in Cannes, France.
On the making of the video, Sam Fryer of the band explains: “Our friend, long-term collaborator and creator of the original Best of Friends video Jim Tobias returned to direct the “On The Beach” video for us. We wanted to create something live, simple, intense and low-grade with a summertime feel, but in a very British and overcast way.”
Celebrate Remote Control turning nearly 15 years old as a label!
We are stoked to be part of the Shadow Electric Label of Love Series during this year’s Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.
Come join us for a night of fun and festivities at the Shadow Electric in the Abbotsford Convent on Sunday 12th July from 6pm featuring a killer line up of our amazing local acts including:
Teeth & Tongue
Sunbeam Sound Machine
+ Remote Control Records DJs
South-east London artist King Krule will release his debut LP 6 Feet Beneath The Moon on Friday 23rd August via XL Recordings / Remote Control.
Listen to first single “Easy, Easy’ below:
As King Krule, 18 year old singer/ producer/ songwriter Archy Marshall has quietly and stealthily crafted a reputation for himself as one of the most raw and startling voices of a new generation. With his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing fissures of disappointment and social disorientation to devastating effect, Marshall has harnessed the inchoate frustration and fury of youth and translated it into a series of brilliant singles released on the likes of True Panther Sounds and Rinse over the past few years.
Now comes 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, his first full-length on XL Recordings, and with it, the much anticipated unveiling of the full scope and scale of Marshall’s vision. Over the course of 14 tracks, Marshall’s passions and confusions are rubbed raw and laid bare, the only connective tissue throughout it all being one of searing lyrical clarity paired with a confounding musical deftness which utterly belies his tender years.
From the opening clarion call of ‘Easy, Easy’ it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, under the watchful eye of producer Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages, How To Dress Well) open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation.
6 Feet Beneath the Moon – released, incidentally on August Friday 23rd, the day before Marshall’s 19th birthday – is the sound of a young man growing up and attempting to grapple with the realities of the world he inhabits, an unsparing dissection of the social decay that has begun to set in around him – and a fascinating, brutal journey it is too.
6 Feet Beneath The Moon track listing
1. Easy Easy
2. Border Line
3. Has This Hit?
4. Foreign 2
6. Baby Blue
8. A Lizard State
9. Will I Come
10. Ocean Bed
11. Neptune Estate
12. The Krockadile
13. Out Getting Ribs
14. Bathed in Grey
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon is out Friday August 23rd via XL Recordings / Remote Control
Depending on what state of mind you find him in, Willis Earl Beal will tell you that Nobody knows. is his debut album or the natural follow up to Acousmatic Sorcery.
Willis Earl Beal shares ambient soul cut “Everything unwinds.” from his upcoming album Nobody knows.. While his last full-length Acousmatic Sorcery was an exercise in true experimentation — he recorded it on a karaoke machine with all found instruments — he’s gone a more traditional route this time and the results are just as good. Check it out below.
Nobody Knows. Track listing 1. Wavering Lines
2. Coming Through (featuring Chan Marshall)
3. Everything unwinds.
4. Burning Bridges
6. Too Dry Too Cry
7. What’s the deal?
8. Ain’t Got No Love
9. White Noise
10. Hole In The Roof
11. Blue Escape
12. Nobody knows.
13. The Flow
Nobody Knows is out on XL Recordings/Remote Control in Australia on Friday the 6th of September.
Belle & Sebastian have announced the release of ‘The Third Eye Centre’ – a collection of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks from the last decade – on 26th August on Rough Trade Records/Remote Control in Australia. The album will be available to buy on CD, download and as a double heavyweight vinyl in deluxe heavy gatefold packaging.
All tracks on the album are B-sides and offcuts taken from the period when the band recorded their last three albums – 2003’s ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’, 2006’s ‘The Life Pursuit’ and 2010’s ‘Write About Love’.
The album includes one brand new track ‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)’, which is available to listen to online now:
The tracklisting to ‘The Third Eye Centre’ is as follows:
‘I’m A Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix)’
‘Love On The March’
‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)’
‘I Took A Long Hard Look’
‘Heaven In The Afternoon’
‘Long Black Scarf’
‘The Eighth Station Of The Cross Kebab House’
‘I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X Mix)’
‘(I Believe In) Travellin’ Light’
‘Stop, Look And Listen’
‘Desperation Made A Fool Of Me’
‘Blue Eyes Of A Millionaire’
‘Meat And Potatoes’
‘The Life Pursuit’