Houndmouth On Fuse TV 5 March 2014 in Houndmouth
Hang out with Houndmouth backstage before their recent triumphant Boston Royale show and learn about their formation in this beautifully shot Fuse TV mini doc:
Parquet Courts Announce RSD Single 'Sunbathing Animal' (19th April), UK/European Tour + SXSW Shows 4 March 2014 in parquetcourts
It is with much excitement that Parquet Courts announce the release of a new single on Rough Trade – “Sunbathing Animal,” which is the A-side to the Record Store Day 7” and b-side “Pilgrims To Nowhere,” another new song. Now, much in the spirit of Parquet Courts, this single is somewhat “DIY.” It’s DIY in the respect that you have to be able to read sheet music in order to play it yourself. So, maybe “PIY?” Anyway, dig it.
PARQUET COURTS 2014 TOUR + SXSW DATES
Thursday, 13th March – Austin, TX @ Bar 96 (Filter/Dr Martens Showcase)
Saturday, 15th March – Austin, TX @ Parquet Courts-Curated Party (Location & Time TBA)
Saturday, 21st June – SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Sunday 22nd June – Kazimier, Liverpool, UK
Monday 23rd June – Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK
Wednesday 25th June – ULU, London, UK
Thursday 26th June – O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
Sunday 6th July – Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Belgium
Friday 18th July – Longitude – Dublin, Ireland
Sunday 20th July – Latitude – Suffolk, UK
*All tickets except SXSW, Longitute and Latitude go on sale this Thursday 6th March at 10am
McAlmont & Butler Announce Union Chapel Charity Gig 3 March 2014 in news
McAlmont & Butler have announced a very special one-off fundraising show at Union Chapel on 1st May. The show will accompany Bernard Butler’s London Marathon effort to raise funds for The Bobath Centre, a North London centre that assists children with cerebral palsy.
McAlmont & Butler formed in 1994 and released two studio albums “The Sound of McAlmont & Butler” in 1995 featuring the enduring hits “Yes” and “You Do” followed by 2002’s “Bring it Back”.
The show will be acoustic and electric and accompanied by strings. Special guests will feature as well as fundraising efforts.
Tickets for the show will be £15 and will be on sale March 7th HERE
Warpaint In Session For Zane Lowe On Radio 1 20 February 2014 in Warpaint
If you missed it last night, listen back to Warpaint’s session for Zane Lowe on Radio 1 HERE (60 mins in). Theresa, Emily, Jenny and Stella performed ‘Love Is To Die’, ‘Disco//Very’, new non-album track ‘No Way Out’ and impromptu jam ‘HOT RAT’ (next single, anyone?).
Warpaint Yours Truly Session, Conan O'Brien Performance + New Dates Announced 12 February 2014 in Warpaint
A few weeks ago Warpaint invited Yours Truly into their LA rehearsal space for this very special performance of ‘Love Is To Die’:
On Monday March 10th, the band will make their long-awaited late night television debut on CONAN. Performing ‘Love Is To Die’, the band will translate their electric live shows to the small screen.
The band has also added additional dates before and after Coachella in April and in early May…
WARPAINT US TOUR DATES:
- = new dates
3/13-15 Austin, TX SXSW
3/21 New York, NY Webster Hall
3/22 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
3/24 Washington, DC Black Cat
3/25 Toronto, ONT Danforth
3/26 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
3/28 Chicago, IL Metro
3/29 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
- 3/30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
- 4/1 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
- 4/2 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
4/12 Indio, CA Coachella
4/17 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Aud (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
4/19 Indio, CA Coachella
4/21 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody (w/The National)
4/22 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody (w/The National)
4/23 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody (w/The National)
- 4/24 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
- 4/26 Dallas, TX Trees
Trans Announce Second EP 31 January 2014 in news
Trans will release ‘Trans Green’, the second in a series of EPs, through Rough Trade digitally and on limited edition 12” on March 10th 2014 . ‘Trans Green’ is available to pre-order now from our Rough Trade Store
Trans have created four short screen test films, one to accompany each track, with a track allocated to each band member, Bernard Butler, Jackie McKeown, Paul Borchers and Igor Volk:
Trans – Feb/Mar 2014 – UK Tour Dates
Sat 15th February – Bussey Building, Peckham, London
Thurs 6th March – The Lexington, Angel, London
Fri 7th March – The Exchange, Bristol
Sat 8th March – Green Door Store, Brighton
Thurs 13th March – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Fri 14th March – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Sat 15th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thurs 20th March – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Fri 21st March – Ruby lounge, Manchester
Relive Palma Violets' 2013 Rattlesnake Rodeo Tour 29 January 2014 in Palma Violets
Which of you were lucky enough to catch Palma Violets on their Rattlesnake Rodeo Tour last year? Relive the raucousness in this mini documentary by the brilliant Jim Tobias:
Warpaint – ‘Biggy (Baardsen Remix)’ 28 January 2014 in Warpaint
Baardsen has remixed ‘Biggy’ by Warpaint, a track taken from the LA four-piece’s second, self-titled album which charted in the top ten of the UK charts upon its release last week. Very little is known about the Norwegian producer Baardsen apart from his remix work that has started to appear over the last year including Grimes, Daughter, Dan Croll and now Warpaint…
Howler Announce New Album 'World Of Joy' + European Tour 21 January 2014 in Howler
Minneapolis four-piece Howler are set to release their second album ‘World Of Joy’ on 24th (UK) / 25th (US) March this year. It is the follow-up to their well-received debut ‘America Give Up’ (2012) which featured the singles ‘Told You Once’ and ‘Back Of Your Neck’.
Check out the video for the first single from the album ‘Don’t Wanna’ here:
Having recruited new member Rory MacMurdo on drums, Howler’s second album was written and recorded in Minneapolis at The Terrarium studio with ‘America Give Up’ producer Chris Heidman.
1. Al’s Coral
3. Don’t Wanna
4. Yacht Boys
5. In The Red
6. World Of Joy
8. Here’s The Itch That Creeps Through My Skull
10. Aphorismic Wasteland Blues
Finally – Jordan, Ian, Max and new member Rory will be taking these new songs to Europe in March/April. Dates and ticket link – on sale now
Warpaint - Love Is To Die (Chris Cunningham Documentary Excerpt) 20 January 2014 in Warpaint
Warpaint’s new self-titled album is out today (US tomorrow)! You can get your hands on a copy from any good record shop or online at:
To celebrate the release, here is an excerpt from visionary director Chris Cunningham’s forthcoming documentary on the band, set to his own audio cut of the single ‘Love Is To Die’:
We hope you love the album as much as we and the following reviewers do:
“Warpaint’ drives the band forward as masters of their talent, seriously loaded with ambition and prowess. Say hello to Warpaint 2.0” – NME 9/10
“One of the first great records of 2014” – The Times
“The perfect backdrop for your next midnight seance or moonlit dance party” – Rolling Stone
“Exquisite, addictive gloom” – Mojo 4/5
“Dream-prog girl gang unleash psychedelic sorcery on follow up” – Q Magazine 4/5
“‘Warpaint’ zooms for the stratosphere” – Fake DIY 4/5
“The first essential release of 2014 – make time for it and it won’t disappoint you” – For Folk’s Sake
“Rocking, glistening and simply breathtaking – almost every track is...
Watch Emiliana Torrini's 'Tookah' Video 17 January 2014 in Emiliana Torrini
Emiliana Torrini gets a CGI mermaid-esque makeover in this new video for her recent single ‘Tookah’, directed by British visual artist trio Shynola, aka Richard Kenworthy, Chris Harding and Jason Groves. Watch it and read a Q+A with the Icelandic singer here on NOWNESS:
Warpaint In Session For The Line Of Best Fit 17 December 2013 in Warpaint
A pre-Christmas treat for you all: Our friends The Line Of Best fit captured Warpaint performing their single ‘Love Is To Die’ live at The Tabernacle in London, check it out:
‘Love Is To Die’ is taken from the band’s new album ‘Warpaint’, set for release on Rough Trade on 20th January (21st in the US). It is available to pre-order now from our Rough Trade webstore and iTunes.
Warpaint LA Listening Party 16 December 2013 in Warpaint
Warpaint recently returned to LA, on the heels of a busy Fall that saw the band announcing a new album, touring Europe including a headlining spot at Brixton Academy in London, and starring in a Calvin Klein ad campaign. To celebrate their return home and in the lead up to the release of their new self-titled album, the band decided to throw a special, impromptu listening party for family, friends, and a couple of lucky fans. Friday night they invited folks to Dilettante in downtown LA to listen to the vinyl test pressing they received just days before. It proved to be quite a fun night!
Warpaint Reveal New Track 'Biggy' + 2014 Tour Dates 6 December 2013 in Warpaint
We are very excited to share a new Warpaint track with you! Last night the LA four-piece posted the song ‘Biggy’ from their forthcoming self-titled album online. Listen to it here:
You can also listen to the official single ‘Love Is To Die’ from the album here:
Warpaint will play the following 2014 UK/European and North American dates:
20th January – Trabendo – Paris, France
23rd January – The Dome – Brighton, UK
25th January – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
18th February – KOKO – London, UK
19th February – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK
20th February – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK
21st February – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
23rd February – Gloria – Cologne, Germany
24th February – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
25th February – Strom – Munich, Germany
26th February – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
28th February – Sala But – Madrid, Spain
1st March – Aula Magna – Lisboa, Portugal
21st March – Webster Hall – New York, US
22nd March – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, US
24th March –...
Houndmouth Release New 'Casino (Bad Things)' Video + Confirm Winter Tour 19 November 2013 in Houndmouth
Following two sold out shows at Mercury Lounge and a performance at the Eater Awards, Rough Trade’s Houndmouth have confirmed a headlining winter tour including stops in Chicago (Lincoln Hall 2/7), DC (The Hamilton 3/8), and another two-night stand in NYC (3/14 Bowery Ballroom, 3/15 Music Hall of Williamsburg). On Saturday Nov. 23, the band will make their morning TV debut on CBS This Morning performing songs from their debut album, ‘From The Hills Below The City.’
Houndmouth also just released the new music video for ‘Casino (Bad Things)’ directed by Anthony Caronna and Alexander Smith and produced in partnership with Genero TV – a global community of video directors and producers. The new official video was handpicked by Houndmouth. Check it out here:
Houndmouth Tour Dates:
Feb 7 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Feb 8 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
Feb 9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Feb 11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Feb 12 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Feb 14 + 15 – Denver, CO @ Larmier Lounge
Feb 18 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Feb 19 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
Feb 20 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of...
Job Opportunity: Rough Trade Product Manager 18 November 2013 in about
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Rough Trade label for an experienced, creative and hardworking individual. The product manager is the team leader responsible for a number of projects on the roster. These are predominantly music releases but could also be films, books, events or more.
Your role is to effectively market and promote our artists, operating in alignment with their vision as well as the label’s and with the full support of the Rough Trade + Beggars Group network.
Working closely with our artists, managers + wider team, you’ll be highly organised, an excellent communicator and eager to create forward thinking ways for people to connect with our output.
CVs + covering letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this position is based in our West London, UK office.
Closing Date: 2nd December
British Sea Power To Release Soundtrack + Perform On The Cutty Sark 29 October 2013 in British Sea Power
British Sea Power’s widely-praised soundtrack for the film ‘From The Sea To The Land Beyond’ is to be released on CD and double vinyl accompanied by the film and digitally on 2nd December 2013 through Rough Trade Records. The album features a bonus track not available on the original soundtrack. It is available to pre-order now from our Rough Trade webstore
The soundtrack consists of re-workings of previous BSP songs and was recorded in Brighton and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Daughter, M83, Cocteau Twins, Moby)
In January 2013 when the film, directed by Penny Woolcock, was first shown on BBC4 as part of the Storyville series (television in the Storyville slot) the viewing figure nudged 500,000 – over twice the usual audience size (for this BBC4 feature). The film features a fantastic array of footage of the British coastline from the BFI’s National Archive. Travelling from 1901, through both world wars, into peacetime and the modern age, ‘From The Sea To The Land Beyond’ shows our coast as a place of leisure, industry and wild nature: A woman scaling a sheer cliff face to collect eggs, dancers on the Sussex shoreline, émigrés from the...
Warpaint Announce Second Album + Stream Single 'Love Is To Die' 28 October 2013 in Warpaint
Rough Trade is excited to announce the full details of Warpaint’s new self-titled album, set for release on 20th January 2014. ‘Warpaint’ is the follow-up to the LA four-piece’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Fool’ (2010).
The first single to be taken from ‘Warpaint’ is ‘Love Is To Die’, available to listen to in full here:
The album is available to pre-order now from our Rough Trade webstore and iTunes. Album buyers will receive a free instant download of ‘Love Is To Die’. EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER: The first 1000 people worldwide to pre-order ‘Warpaint’ on double LP (gatefold, yellow, etched vinyl) from our webstore will receive a poster autographed by the band and a logo stencil. And the first 1000 people worldwide to pre-order ‘Warpaint’ on CD will receive a logo stencil.
2. Keep It Healthy
3. Love Is To Die
8. Go In
9. Feeling Alright
‘Warpaint’ was co-produced by Warpaint and Flood (PJ Harvey, Sigur Ros, New Order, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Foals), and mixed by Flood and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead). The album...
British Sea Power Release 'Monsters Of Sunderland' Video 15 October 2013 in British Sea Power
British Sea Power have released a video for their current single ‘Monsters Of Sunderland’, directed and produced by Kingdom Of Sexy (Peter Quinn, Erica Read, Matt Wilde) and starring two bears (who you might recognise if you’ve seen BSP live) having a night out on the town.
‘Monsters Of Sunderland’ is taken from British Sea Power’s fifth album ‘Machineries Of Joy’ (out now on Rough Trade Records), the follow-up to the band’s 2011 album ‘Valhalla Dancehall’.
Houndmouth Tour Indiana Hometown In New La Blogotheque Session 7 October 2013 in Houndmouth
Last month, a La Blogotheque video crew travelled to Houndmouth’s hometown of New Albany, IN to capture what things look like – to paraphrase their album title – ‘From the Hills Below the City.’ While roaming the area, the Rough Trade quartet performed acoustic and electric songs for their ‘Take Away Show’ – out in the woods, on the banks of the Ohio River, and even sitting around the ‘Green House’ where they recorded that debut album.
The videos show a year’s worth of on-the-road performance polish brought back home to the tiny town where it all began. In addition to the two original songs, the band revealed two new covers they’ve honed on tour: Funkadelic’s ‘Can You Get To That’ Johnny Cash’s ‘Long Black Veil.’
Watch Part 1 (originals)
Watch Part 2 (covers)
Watch Palma Violets' 'Rattlesnake Highway' Video 2 October 2013 in Palma Violets
Palma Violets have teamed up with director Douglas Hart to make a video for one of our favourite tracks from their debut album ‘180’ – ‘Rattlesnake Highway’. Check it out below as well as the dates for their US tour which kicks off next week (tickets available HERE) :
Tues 8th October Philadelphia, PA @ Boot And Saddle
Weds 9th New York City, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat 12th Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival
Mon 14th Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Tues 15th Vancouver, Canada @ Venue
Weds 16th Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Fri 18th Berkeley, CA @ UC Berkeley
Sat 19th Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
Sun 20th San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
The Creases 24 September 2013 in news
Rough Trade is pleased to introduce you to The Creases, a brand new band from Brisbane, Australia comprised of Joe Agius and Jarrod Mahon. We will be putting their debut single ‘I Won’t Wait’ and b-side ‘Fun To Lose’ out digitally and on limited edition red 7” vinyl on 11th November 2013. Available to pre-order now from our webstore
Stream ‘I Won’t Wait’ here:
Having barely been together a couple of months and without having ever played a live show, last month the young duo along with bassist Aimon Clark and drummer Bridie McQueenie,were invited to support Peace and The Preatures and will soon be embarking on a full Australian tour with Jungle Giants. Watch this space for upcoming UK live dates…
Introducing Trans 17 September 2013 in news
AN IMPROVISED GROUP
first idea > best idea
a casual fling
glasgow left / london right
celebrate good times
will not be right back after this message
Trans will release ‘Trans Red’, the first of a series of EPs, through Rough Trade digitally and on limited edition 12” on September 23rd. ‘Trans Red’ is available to pre-order now from our Rough Trade webstore
Trans play Liverpool Psych Fest on September 28th
Mica Levi Scores Soundtrack For ‘Under The Skin’ 6 September 2013 in Micachu
The very talented Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes has written and recorded the soundtrack for the science fiction film ‘Under The Skin’, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson. ‘Under The Skin’ is the story of an alien in human form. Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it’s a film about seeing our world through alien eyes.
Check out the trailer for the film here:
‘Under The Skin’ premiered on 3rd September at the Venice Film Festival and is also set to be screened later this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will premiere in the UK at the BFI London Film Festival on 13th October, ahead of its expected Spring 2014 release.
Here are some nice things the press have said about the film and Mica’s soundtrack:
‘Extraordinary’ – 5/5 – The Guardian
‘This astonishing film will leave you at once entranced and terrified’ – 5/5 – The Telegraph
‘This could well become a cult movie, a bit like Sexy Beast’ – 4/5 – The Evening Standard
‘The driving scenes are accompanied by Mica Levi’s eerie soundtrack that makes the car sound like a spaceship from a Kubrick film’ – The Independent
Watch Emiliana Torrini Perform 'Animal Games' For The Line Of Best Fit 28 August 2013 in Emiliana Torrini
Last week Emiliana Torrini and her lovely band met up with The Line Of Best Fit in St Giles’ church in London to perform the track ‘Animal Games’ from her new album ‘Tookah’ out 9th September on Rough Trade. Here’s what happened:
Win Tickets To See Palma Violets At iTunes Festival 27 August 2013 in news
We have a few pairs of tickets to Palma Violets / Queens Of The Stone Age’s iTunes show at The Roundhouse in London next Friday 6th September! To win simply re-Tweet us
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4. Winners will be required to attend the Venue, with photo ID, on the day of the Event, in order to claim their Prizes. Doors open at a time to be communicated to the winner upon delivery of the tickets. Any winners who do not arrive...
Belle & Sebastian Release Video For ‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)’ 27 August 2013 in Belle and Sebastian
Belle & Sebastian’s new album ‘The Third Eye Centre’, a collection of rarities and non-LP tracks from the last decade, is out now on Rough Trade in the UK and Matador in the US. You can buy it on CD with a hardback book cover or on vinyl in deluxe heavy gatefold packaging from any good record shop or digitally from our webstore or iTunes
Watch the video for the brand new track from the album ‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)’, starring Hannah Murray and directed by Graeme O’Hara, here:
Free Download Of Emiliana Torrini 'Speed Of Dark (Andrew Weatherall Remix)' 15 August 2013 in Emiliana Torrini
Seminal producer Andrew Weatherall has done an epic 10-minute remix of Emiliana Torrini’s new single ‘Speed Of Dark’, which you can download for free here:
‘Speed Of Dark’ is the first single to be taken from the Icelandic musician’s fourth album ‘Tookah’, set for release on 9th (UK) and 10th (US) September.
Houndmouth Announce Autumn US Tour 6 August 2013 in Houndmouth
Houndmouth have confirmed a 30-date headlining Autumn US tour, including dates with Jason Isbell and Court Yard Hounds! The tour includes two-night stands in NYC (11/15-16) and Chicago (11/22-23), performances at Austin City Limits and Americana Music Festival, and more…
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
08/30 – Bloomington, IN @ Upland Brewery
09/21 – Nashville, TN @ Americana Music Festival
09/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/28 – Opelika, AL @ Standard Deluxe (with Jason Isbell)
09/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Work Play Theatre
10/01 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/02 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/03 – Austin, TX @ Continental Club (Court Yard Hounds)
10/04 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/05 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/08 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
10/12 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
10/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
10/17 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/19 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
11/09 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards
11/10 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle