Palma Violets Release New 'Best Of Friends' Video 20 May 2013 in Palma Violets
Because you all seem to like Palma Violets’ debut single ‘Best Of Friends’ so much, the Lambeth lads have made a brand new video for it (directed by Vivien Weyrauch and Fabian Röttger)! Check it out:
Antony & The Johnsons: Swanlights With The Britten Sinfonia At The Royal Opera House 9 May 2013 in Antony and the Johnsons
We are excited to announce that The Royal Opera House will present the first London performances of Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights with the Britten Sinfonia on 25 and 26 July 2013.
Tickets (£25-£100) are on sale now from the box office: 020 7304 4000 or online at
This extraordinary performance piece was originally commissioned by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and was presented at Radio City Music Hall in January 2012 to great acclaim; later in 2012 Swanlights enjoyed huge success at the 2012 Melbourne Festival.
Swanlights is an evolution of Antony and The Johnsons: The Crying Light, presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival featuring songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums – self-titled, The Crying Light, Swanlights and Mercury Prize winning I am a Bird Now.
This performance includes the Britten Sinfonia, with orchestra arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose and Maxim Moston. Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, set designer Carl Robertshaw and lighting director Emma Westerberg.
Of the performance, Antony says:
“It took so long...
Watch Houndmouth Cover Billy Bragg + Wilco 30 April 2013 in Houndmouth
Houndmouth recently stopped by the A.V Club offices in Chicago to do a cover of ‘Joe DiMaggio Done It Again’ by Wilco and Billy Bragg. Take a look…
Houndmouth Release Video For 'On The Road' 26 April 2013 in Houndmouth
Today is officially ‘Houndmouth Day’ in Louisville, as decreed by Mayor Greg Fischer himself. The US four-piece play the Iroquois Amphitheater tonight to open the venue’s 2013 season.
Help celebrate the day by watching Houndmouth’s official music video for their stomping single ‘On The Road’. The track is taken from the US four-piece’s debut album ‘From The Hills Below The City’, out 3rd June on Rough Trade.
Watch British Sea Power On The Review Show 22 April 2013 in British Sea Power
If in the weekend’s Record Store Day and London Marathon frenzy you missed British Sea Power on The Review Show then you can re-watch the episode on iPlayer HERE. They perform ‘A Light Above Descending’ at 30 mins in and music from the coastal documentary ‘From The Sea To The Land Beyond’ at 54.50 mins in.
Pulp VS Soulwax For Record Store Day 18 April 2013 in news
Hope you’re all excited about Record Store Day this coming Saturday! Soulwax have remixed Pulp’s single ‘After You’ especially for the occasion, which will be available to buy on 12” vinyl only from your local record store. Check it out:
Watch Alabama Shakes Perform At The White House 18 April 2013 in Alabama Shakes
Last week Alabama Shakes were invited to perform at The White House alongside Justin Timberlake, Booker T. Jones and Mavis Staples as part of a celebration of Memphis soul. Check out Barack and Michelle Obama getting their groove on to the band’s brilliant performance of ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ (22.30 mins in):
Palma Violets Release Video For 'We Found Love' 11 April 2013 in Palma Violets
Palma Violets have released a video, directed by Douglas Hart, for their new single ‘We Found Love’! Watch it here:
The single is set for release on 29th April 2013 on limited edition white seven inch vinyl, CD and download. Its b-side will be a cover of The Rivieras’ 1964 hit ‘California Sun’, a regular in the Lambeth four-piece’s live sets. Pre-order it here.