Listen to first single ‘Falling Short’ now
Very excited to see Shamir join the XL Recordings family! He dropped ‘On The Regular’ over night… Shamir is Shamir Bailey, a 19-year-old musician from Las Vegas. He grew up not on the strip but in the desert, right across the street from a pig farm. Since his debut EP Northtown (released on New York label GODMODE, and produced by its owner Nick Sylvester) earlier this year, Shamir has been hailed as one of the most unique artists around. Peep the official vid here:
NYC group Ratking have released their incredible new song featuring King Krule ‘So Sick Stories’. The song comes off their forthcoming debut ‘So It Goes’. Watch the and see the group getting up to some no good with King Krule
Their debut album So It Goes will be released on Friday the 4th of April via Hot Charity / Remote Control
London-based collective Jungle have revealed the video for their new single Busy Earnin’. It’s directed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and the band’s own ‘J’, the same team that made the videos for Jungle’s previous acclaimed singles, Platoon and The Heat, which have now been viewed over four and a half million times between them.
Based around a core musical duo known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’ who expand to a thrilling seven piece live band, Jungle make mesmeric, modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but with true global appeal. Busy Earnin’, which is available on vinyl and download, is the band’s first single since signing to XL Recordings / Remote Control. Download Busy Earnin’ here.
South-east London artist King Krule will release his debut LP 6 Feet Beneath The Moon via XL Recordings / Remote Control on Friday 23rd August.
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.
Check out the new video for ‘Easy Easy’ below.