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        'Warpaint' - Warpaint

        Warpaint’s second self-titled album is available to preorder now on CD, double vinyl (red if you’re quick!) from our Rough Trade Webstore

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        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.

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        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.

        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:

        The Strokes Release Video For 'All The Time' 15 March 2013 in The Strokes

        The Strokes have unveiled a video made up of career-spanning footage for their new single ‘All The Time’, taken from their fifth album ‘Comedown Machine’ out 25th March.

        Good memories!

        Watch British Sea Power's 'Machineries Of Joy' Video 12 March 2013 in British Sea Power

        Take a look at British Sea Power’s bike-tastic video for their gorgeous new single ‘Machineries Of Joy’, taken from their fifth album of the same name out 1st April (pre-order here)

        British Sea Power – Machineries of Joy on MUZU.TV.

        Hear British Sea Power's New Single 'Machineries Of Joy' 12 February 2013 in British Sea Power

        Take a listen to British Sea Power’s brand new single ‘Machineries Of Joy’, taken from their fifth album of the same name out on 1st April:

        Pre-order the album HERE

        ‘Machineries Of Joy’ tracklisting:

        1. Machineries Of Joy
        2. K Hole
        3. Hail Holy Queen
        4. Loving Animals
        5. What You Need The Most
        6. Monsters Of Sunderland
        7. Spring Has Sprung
        8. Radio Goddard
        9. A Light Above Ascending
        10. When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Grass

        Watch Palma Violets' 'Step Up For The Cool Cats' Video 24 January 2013 in Palma Violets

        You’ve heard the track and now the video for Palma Violets’ single ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ is here! It was filmed in Lambeth, London and directed by Douglas Hart of Jesus and Mary Chain. Check it out:

        The track is the follow-up to the south London band’s double A-side single ‘Best of Friends’ / ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ and is taken from their debut album ‘180’, set for release on 25th February 2013. Pre-order the album HERE

        Team POP ETC 6 December 2012 in POPETC

        Forget Edward and Jacob, we’re Team POP ETC. Their new song ‘Speak Up’ is on the soundtrack for the final Twilight film ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’, and they’ve made this vampy video for it…

        Palma Violets Release 'Last Of The Summer Wine' Music Video 22 October 2012 in Palma Violets

        Palma Violets’ debut single ‘Best of Friends’ and its flipside ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ are out today! You can buy them digitally on iTunes or on limited edition CD single or purple vinyl from our Rough Trade Store.

        To celebrate the release the London four-piece have made an official music video for ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. Watch it here:

        The video was filmed and directed by Gina Birch of former Rough Trade band The Raincoats who also made many of The Libertines’ music videos. Whilst ‘Best of Friends’ is sung by bassist Chilli Jesson, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ is sung by co-frontman and guitarist Sam Fryer and was recorded with Pulp’s Steve Mackey.

        Sam Fryer (vocals/guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals/bass), Pete Mayhew (keyboard) and Will Doyle (drums) are currently in the middle of their first UK headline tour, the remaining dates of which are:

        Monday 22nd October – O2 Academy, Leicester
        Tuesday 23rd October – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
        Thursday 25th October – Brixton Jamm, London – SOLD OUT
        Friday 26th October – Esquires, Bedford
        Saturday 27th October – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
        Monday 29th October – Green Door Store, Brighton

        Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 'Child' - Official Video 10 October 2012 in Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

        A few months ago Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros posted a message on Genero’s website asking fans to make music videos for whichever songs from their new album HERE they are inspired by. The winner’s video would be made the official music video for that track and receive $5,000.

        The band are now happy to announce that the winner is Michał Byra for his brilliant visual interpretation of the album track ‘Child’. Check it out:

        Howler Release New Video For 'Told You Once' 6 September 2012 in Howler


        From the album ‘America Give Up’ – click here for more information.

        Houndmouth - Penitentiary 28 August 2012 in Houndmouth

        We’re excited to announce Houndmouth released their self titled EP yesterday which is available over at our store Check out the new video for ‘Penitentiary’ below

        Mystery Jets Release 'Greatest Hits' Video 13 June 2012 in The Mystery Jets

        Mystery Jets have unveiled their brand new official music video for their current single ‘Greatest Hits’. Featuring a tap dancing Kapil, merry-go-rounds and lines like “Hold on to ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ ‘cos I’m holding on to ‘Village Green’”, it’s quite possibly our favourite video of theirs yet!

        Watch the awesome new video for 'Doueh' from the Strange Boys amazing 'Live Music' 26 March 2012 in Strange Boys

        “The Doueh video tells the tale of how I got turned on to the music of Group Doueh recreated using the backdrop of America’s San Francisco.” – Ryan Sambol

        Catch the Strange Boys live in your town soon. A full list of shows can be found over at

        Jeffrey Lewis - Mosquito Mass-Murderist 5 September 2011 in Jeffrey Lewis

        You can now watch the new video for Mosquito Mass-Murderist by Jeffrey Lewis.

        Jeffrey’s new album ‘A Turn In The Dream-Songs’ is out October 10th on LP, CD and download.

        Howler Acoustic Kitchen Performance 28 July 2011 in Howler

        To tie in with their lead Radar feature this week, Howler performed ‘You Like White Women, I Like Cigarettes’ from their new EP exclusively for If you’re wondering about the hanging baskets and tasteful wood paneling, they belong to Jordan’s parents who kindly loaned the band their kitchen for the occasion.

        Alela Diane 'Desire' Video 21 June 2011 in Alela Diane

        The video for Alela Diane’s new single ‘Desire’ has arrived! The song was written by Alela and her husband Tom Bevitori who features in the video (he’s the guy strumming on the rooftop, not the drunkard in the bar). “The song is about a woman I know who shall remain anonymous … It’s not about me,” Alela told Spinner. “We shot the video in the Soho area of London. The close-up shots were filmed on a rooftop three roofs down from where Elton John allegedly wrote ‘Your Song’.” The video was directed by Andy Dunn.

        Howler 8 June 2011 in Howler

        We are extremely excited to welcome Howler, a new young band from Minneapolis, to the Rough Trade fold. They are Jordan Gatesmith, Max Petrek, Brent Mayes and Ian Nygaard.

        Check out the video for their debut track ‘I Told You Once’ (directed by Chris Heidman), taken from an EP set for release in the coming months.

        Complete the form below to subscribe to their mailing list…

        Further info coming very soon…

        The Decemberists 'This Is Why We Fight' Video 19 April 2011 in The Decemberists

        Check out the video for The Decemberists’ new track ‘This Is Why We Fight’, taken from their current album ‘The King Is Dead’:

        FINE 19 April 2011 in Micachu

        Alela Diane - Live at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe NYC 11 April 2011 in Alela Diane

        The most enjoyable good deed you’ll do all day…

        Last month the lovely Alela and her band Wild Divine gave a special 6-track preview of their new album (out now) at the Housing Works Book Store Cafe in NYC. All proceeds went to Housing Works, the charity fighting to end AIDS and homelessness. To contribute to the cause simply watch a song (or two – the more you watch the more you donate!). Your views generate revenue via the VEVO platform, and all proceeds go to Housing Works!

        Alela Diane - American Standard Time video 23 March 2011 in Alela Diane

        American Standard Time – a blog by Greg Vandy of KEXP radio – visited the Portland home of Alela Diane to learn a bit more about the musician and poke around her and husband Tom’s stunning Hawthorne home. The result is this video, featuring live songs from Alela’s forthcoming album ‘Alela Diane & Wild Divine’ (out 4th April), a mean fry-up and legendary cat Bramble Rose…

        ALELA DIANE & WILD DIVINE from More Dust Than Digital on Vimeo.

        WHO'S IN CONTROL? 11 March 2011 in British Sea Power

        A few months ago, British Sea Power issued the following message to fans: “The video for our new single ‘Who’s In Control?’ is set to be a raucous juxtaposition of sex and protest, party and revolt. We’re seeking any protest video imagery from fans – your ORIGINAL footage for the new video. If anyone has anything they’d like to share, please be in touch.’

        This is the result, directed by Bajir Cannon and Bridget Palardy:

        Alexander 'In The Courtyard' session for The Fly 3 March 2011 in Alexander

        A few weeks ago, Alexander and friends visited The Fly to perform a few tunes in their courtyard. London rain ended up driving them into the magazine’s basement where they did this:

        The Fly – Alexander ‘Awake My Body’

        And this:

        The Fly – Alexander ‘Let’s Win’

        Alexander performing 'Truth' at CAMP Basement, London 17 February 2011 in Alexander

        Alexander, aka Alex Ebert the lead singer of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, visited London this week to play his first ever solo shows. Here he is with his awesome band wowing the audience of CAMP Basement with ‘Truth’ :

        British Sea Power reveal new video for 'Living Is So Easy' 1 December 2010 in British Sea Power

        Watch the video for the new track by British Sea PowerLiving Is So Easy“, the first single to be taken from their fifth album ‘Valhalla Dancehall’ (out 10th January 2011).

        Shot on London’s Brick Lane, the video was directed by Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull and produced by Hannah Lack and Luke Seomore. It is inspired by iconic French director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s unfinished 1964 film L’Enfer.

        Living Is So Easy“is available to download for free from

        Dylan LeBlanc on TV4 Play 22 November 2010 in Dylan LeBlanc

        Following his sold out 100 Club show in September, Dylan LeBlanc is back on UK soil. This week he’s gracing:

        Tuesday 23rd – London, Dingwalls
        Wednesday 24th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
        Thursday 25th – Glasgow, Classic Grand

        There are still a few tickets left, get them HERE

        Dylan’s got a new single ‘Low’ and pedal steel playing pal under his arm. Last week he took them both to TV4 Play, Stockholm:


        New Joe Worricker 'Finger Waggers' video and free MP3 2 November 2010 in Joe Worricker

        The video for Joe Worricker’s new single ‘Finger Waggers’ has just landed in the Rough Trade office! On a rather different note to the gym-tastic Mystery Jets video below, Joe
        throws a 1950s tupperware party.

        The track is available now as a free MP3 from Joe’s website

        Antony And The Johnsons - Live On Letterman 11 October 2010 in Antony and the Johnsons

        Watch Antony and the Johnsons’ stunning performance of ‘Thank You For Your Love’ on the David Letterman show yesterday:

        Watch: Antony and The Johnsons reveal new video for 'Thank You For Your Love' 20 August 2010 in Antony and the Johnsons

        Watch the beautiful video for the new single by Antony and The JohnsonsThank You For Your Love“.

        The video is comprised of Super 8 footage that Antony shot when he first arrived to New York City as a teenager in the early 1990’s.

        Thank You For Your Love“ is taken from the new album “Swanlights” which is available to pre-order from