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
iTunes Festival 2013 – Terms & Conditions
1. You must be 14+ to attend the show.
2. Prizes are not for resale, and are not redeemable in whole or in part for cash.
3. Winners will be notified that they have won by email, and must respond confirming acceptance of the Prize within 72 hours of notification. Those who fail to confirm acceptance will forfeit their Prize. We are not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email accounts, technical difficulties or winners’ failure to monitor email. Entrants should ensure that their email account spam filters are set to permit email from email@example.com to be delivered. Automated or mechanically generated entries will be disqualified.
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
Palma Violets On Jimmy Kimmel 2 August 2013 in Palma Violets
Last night Palma Violets made their debut US television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live – check it out!
Best Of Friends:
Emiliana Torrini To Release New Album ‘Tookah’ On 9th September 2013 16 July 2013 in Emiliana Torrini
We are very excited to announce that on 9th September Emiliana Torrini will release her fourth album ‘Tookah’, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Me And Armini’. It sees Emiliana back in the studio with her long-term producer / collaborator Dan Carey.
The first single to be taken from ‘Tookah’ is ‘Speed of Dark’, which you can listen to here:
Of the album Emiliana says:
“For me the first album was learning to write songs, the second was working on my own melodies and lyrics and the last album ‘Me and Armini’ was about learning to let go. With this record, it’s much more about the exploration of sonics and visual landscaping in order to find my own sound. I am a craftswoman and for me this record has been about Dan (Carey) and I evolving and going on a sound journey.
Belle & Sebastian’s forthcoming album ‘The Third Eye Centre’ – a collection of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks from the last decade – is now available to pre-order digitally from iTunes and on CD, download and as a double heavyweight vinyl in deluxe heavy gatefold packaging from our Rough Trade webstore. The album is out on 26th August on Rough Trade Records in the UK and 27th August on Matador in the US .
The album includes one brand new track ‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)’, which you can listen to here:
Houndmouth On Letterman 12 July 2013 in Houndmouth
On Wednesday Houndmouth were invited to play The Late Show with David Letterman. Check out the fantastic performance they did of ‘Ludlow’, taken from their debut album
‘From The Hills Below The City’. And yes, those drums really were rentals…
Belle & Sebastian To Release Deluxe LP Of Rarities And Collectibles ‘The Third Eye Centre’ This August 2 July 2013 in Belle and Sebastian
We’re excited to announce that Belle & Sebastian will release ‘The Third Eye Centre’ – a collection of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks from the last decade – on 26th August on Rough Trade Records in the UK and 27th August on Matador in the US. The album will be available to buy on CD, download and as a double heavyweight vinyl in deluxe heavy gatefold packaging. Watch this space for pre-order information.
The album includes one brand new track ‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)’, which you can listen to here:
The remaining tracks are taken from the Glaswegian band’s most recent three albums released on Rough Trade – ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ (2003), ‘The Life Pursuit’ (2006) and ‘Write About Love’ (2010).
‘The Third Eye Centre’ Tracklisting:
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
Glastonbury 1 July 2013 in news
Wow, Glastonbury did it again! We’re recovering with a cuppa and two of our highlights – Alabama Shakes performing ‘Hang Loose’ on The Other Stage and Palma Violets performing ‘Best Of Friends’ up at The Park.
Palma Violets Announce US Tour 25 June 2013 in Palma Violets
America, Palma Violets are coming for you! The Lambeth four-piece will be making their US TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel on 1st August before hitting the road to play the following dates:
8/2 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/3 Toronto, ON @ Grove Music Festival
8/4 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/4 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
8/6 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
9/14 San Diego, CA @ Cashbah (91X Show)
9/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
9/17 Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/18 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
9/19 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
9/21 Miami, FL @ Gramps
9/22 Orlando, FL @ The Social
9/23 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
9/24 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
9/25 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
9/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
9/30 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
10/1 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/2 Washington, DC @ DC9
10/4 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/5 Madison, WI @ High Noon
10/6 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/8 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/14 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/15 Vancouver, BC @...
British Sea Power Release 'Loving Animals' Video 24 June 2013 in British Sea Power
Hamilton from British Sea Power has made a video for the band’s new single ‘Loving Animals’, taken from their current album ‘Machineries Of Joy’. Unless you’re heartless and hate skipping lambs we think you’ll like it!
Houndmouth Make Television Debut 7 June 2013 in Houndmouth
If you missed it on Wednesday night, check out Houndmouth’s brilliant performance of their single ‘On The Road’ on the US TV show Conan:
On 14th June at this year’s Meltdown festival, curated by Yoko Ono, Rough Trade will launch the book ‘Let’s Start A Pussy Riot’. The book will be available to buy from the Royal Festival Hall bookshop during Meltdown (14th-23rd June) followed by an initial release via indie record shops and on the Rough Trade website from 24th June. All profits will go to the Pussy Riot cause.
The book has been created in collaboration with members of Pussy Riot and links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes that these courageous women fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and environmental activism. Contributors include Judy Chicago, Jón Gnarr, Antony Hegarty, Bianca Casady, Sarah Lucas, Bobby Conn, Robyn, Kim Gordon, Lucky Dragons, Billy Childish, Jeffrey Lewis and many more.
Pussy Riot undoubtedly ushered in a new era of feminism and political freedom with their protest acts. The dialogue so explosively ignited by Nadya, Masha and Katya continues in ‘Let’s Start A Pussy Riot’. Also heavily influenced by last years Antony Hegarty-curated Meltdown festival, the book includes an exploration of the concept of Future Feminism, asking how we can move forward and unite...
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.