The single — taken from the band’s second second album ‘Join The Dots’ — is released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday 17th March, along with the B-side ‘Not On Your Own’, which was recorded during the album sessions.
Explaining the video, Douglas Hart said:
“The video features calibration charts used for everything from testing focus on microscopes and optical movie projectors, to the calibration of cathode rays and the accuracy of the US Army Air force’s bomb and gun sights.
The video also includes colour reference charts, which instruct technicians as to the true nature of black, white and the three primary colours which combine and overlap within optical devices to create every imaginable colour and shade. Often these charts include strange symbols mapped out in mysterious lines, spirals, and solid shapes, some of which look like they belong on the pages of a New Orleans Voodoo curse, or on an Op Art canvas.”
Watch below and stay tuned for details on the single’s limited 7″ pressing…
Europe! TOY are coming your way this March and April, with Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs joining as support on five of the dates. A UK tour from February also beckons, culminating in their biggest show to date at Shepherd’s Bush empire. Find the full run of shows on the UK and European flyers below…
♦♦♦ UK DATES ♦♦♦
♦♦♦ EUROPEAN DATES ♦♦♦
Jimi Goodwin has announced a run of UK shows in February, ahead of the release of his debut solo album release ‘Odludek’, out on Heavenly on 24th March. The dates include an appearance at the 6 Music Festival in Manchester, which Jimi celebrated yesterday with a live session for Lauren Laverne. Listen back below and find dates and tickets.
24-27th — Port Eliot Festival
What do you get when you mix director Benjael Halfmaderholz, freaky clay model heads and a floating pyramid? Why it’s the video for Temples’ new single ‘Mesmerise’ obviously! Check out the surreal three minute video below plus find details of the NME 2014 tour which we’re pleased to say features Temples as main support to Interpol! The band have also been announced on the lineup for this year’s Field Day, playing the Sunday alongside Pixies and The Horrors. Can’t wait!
Good news, Out Cold’s superb ‘Synchronised’ 5 track EP is now available to stream on Soundcloud! The bundle includes a Hardway Bros remix of ‘Lovin’ Arms’ plus never-before-released track ‘Last Dance In Traitor Town’. Bliss out and enjoy!
To celebrate making Transmitter’s Class of 2014 list, Temples have recorded an exclusive live session for the Youtube channel, performing brand new single ‘Mesmerise’. You can watch that below, plus listen to the Time and Space Machine’s remix of the track, which features as the B-side (itunes bundle and 7″ preorder link coming soon).
‘MESMERISE’ (THE TIME & SPACE MACHINE REMIX)
“The band have invited a genuine cosmonaut of inner space to peel apart their latest offering. Richard Norris is a gigantic figure in British psychedelia, with his work as a journalist, compiler, musician and producer helping to keep the flame blazing. Turning ‘Mesmerise’ into a lengthy, Eastern-tinged meditation, Norris’ re-work under his Time & Space Machine guise is more of a re-build, a re-invention than a mere remix.” Clash
To celebrate the release of their forthcoming debut ‘Sun Structures’, Temples play a free instore at Rough Trade East on Monday 10th February, the day the album officially drops. Then, later that week on the Thursday, it’s on to McClusky’s in Kingston for more album launch fun!
For details on how to claim your free wristband to the event, head over to the Rough Trade website here
We’re also really pleased to say that the band have just been announced for Coachella Festival in April, following their UK and European tour dates.
Wishing everyone a Heavenly Christmas and New Year! Here’s our 2013 highlights taken from our Instagram — what a year it’s been! A big thank you to you all for your continued support of the label and our bands x
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Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs have announced a headline show this NYE for Antidotes & Snap Crackle & Pop’s NYE party at The Old Blue Last. Full line up and guest DJs below — looks mammoth!
CHARLIE BOYER & THE VOYEURS live
Dan Beaumont & Nadia Ksaiba (Rhythm Connection)
Is Tropical DJs
Marcus Harris (Snap Crackle & Pop)
Tobi O Children DJ
Henry Fry (Orlando Bloom)
Baby Love DJs
The Line Of Best Fit DJs
Snap Crackle & Pop
TOY’s second record ‘Join The Dots’ is officially out TODAY and to celebrate, the band have announced they are to play a secret show tonight at London’s Old Blue Last, alongside their free instore at Rough Trade east on Wednesday. Doors open this evening at 8pm and entry is first come served, so get down early if you want in!
Watch the band play the album title track live in session for The Guardian
The band have also added a string of dates in Europe and the US next year. The dates are as follows:
9th: Brooklyn, The Glasslands
10th: New York, The Mercury Lounge
11th: Philadelphia, Kung Fu Necktie
13th: Montreal, Divan Orange
14th: Toronto, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
15th: Detroit, PJ’s Lager House
16th: Chicago, Beat Kitchen
18th: San Francisco, The Chapel
19th: Los Angeles, The Echo (Part Time Punks)
18th: Brighton, The Old Market
19th: Bristol, Thekla
20th: Southampton, Talking Heads
21st: Birmingham, The Rainbow
22nd: Nottingham, Bodega
23rd: Leeds, Cockpit
24th: Manchester, Gorilla
26th: Newcastle, Cluny
27th: Glasgow, King Tuts
28th: Liverpool, East Village Arts Centre
1st: Norwich, Studio
26th: London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
‘JOIN THE DOTS’ CRITICAL ACCLAIM
“Sonic Youth, New Order, Ride, and, as ever, Neu! spring readily to mind. However…it is this intrepid combo’s assembly of these disparate echoes into something of their own that takes them ever closer to the pantheon of greats. Join The Dots is another exhilarating leap in that direction”
“Just over a year since their debut and now a second has arrived… Songs pound onwards, elliptical guitar lines wrapping round and round…while TOY may be fast workers, they’ve also got a faintly astonishing level of quality control”
Fake DIY ****
“‘Join The Dots’ opens with ‘Conductor’, a hypnotic, almost meditative seven-minute instrumental, and from then on, from the self-pity of ‘Frozen Atmosphere’ to the ten-minute post-punk closer ‘Fall Out of Love’, it remains absolutely compelling”
The Times ****
“‘Join The Dots’ maintains TOY’s stance as masters of creativity, then controls and expands it”
NME 8/10 – Album Of The Week
“TOY get the balance exactly right here, perfectly mixing noise and melody“
Album Of The Day/ Shaun Keaveny’s Record Of The Week
Album Of The Week
“This is the future of music”
Zane Lowe on ‘Endlessly’ BUY ON ITUNES