New TOY video alert! The band have shared the kaleidoscopic new video for their next single ‘As We Turn’, directed by Julian Hand.
Taken from the band’s second second album ‘Join The Dots’, the single will be available digitally as well as on tasty coloured 12” vinyl (limited to 600 only) and includes a remix of ‘Conductor’ from The Horrors’ Tom Furse plus a brilliant live session take of ‘You Won’t Be The Same’, recorded for Part Time Punks on the band’s last visit to LA. Digital also comes with a bonus remix of ‘It’s Been So Long’ by Plank.
Watch and enjoy the video below and find links to preorder digital and vinyl. We have 100 of the 600 pressings up for grabs in our own emporium so if you miss out, keep eyes peeled for other shops selling the 12″!
Explaining some of the band’s reference points for the video, Panda says:
“The points of reference for the As We Turn video came mostly from early animations we’d seen. Mary Ellen Bute’s first colour film, Synchromy No.4 ‘Escape’ from 1938 was an influence as well as some John Whitney footage. Both use unusual early techniques but achieve something otherworldly and I think that’s what we wanted to try and do. Julian Hand brought in the idea of using chromotropes which are 19th century kaleidoscopic slide which you wind up so they turn. Henri Georges-Clouzot’s unfinished film ‘L’enfer’ was another reference. He uses different filters and lighting as well as strange vivid colours.”
Currently on tour with The Horrors in the US, the band recently played their biggest UK show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Raising the rafters with tracks from their recent album ‘Join The Dots’ and self-titled debut.
See pictures from the gig below, courtesy of The Line of Best Fit.
With his much-anticipated third album ‘Herd Runners’ due for release next month on Heavenly Recordings, Cherry Ghost has shared the video for ‘Clear Skies Ever Closer’ — the first single to be taken from the record — and announced a string of UK tour dates in June.
Actress Maxine Peake (Shameless, Silk) makes her directorial debut with the video, and stars alongside Shaun Evans (Endeavour). Watch below and find full details of the 6-date tour which includes a performance at Islington Assembly Hall in London.
After playing a whopping 41 live shows across Europe, we are very pleased to say that TOY make their anticipated live return to the UK this Saturday (19th April), with a special set at Rough Trade East to mark Record Store Day (which they also celebrate with an exclusive limited 12″ release — more info on that below) Find more details about the instore here - TOY play at 12pm sharp!
A week following that, the band celebrate the success of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Join The Dots’ with their biggest UK show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on April 26th. Expect the band to raise the roof with tracks from their magical debut and equally impressive follow up!
Details of the band’s exclusive Record Store release
1. Join The Dots (dub)
2. As We Turn (dub)
1. You Won’t Be The Same (dub)
2. Left To Wander (dub)
3. Conductor (dub)
“Previously only released as a limited bonus CD, ‘Join The Dubs’ presents five tracks from TOY’s second album ‘Join The Dots’ that have been playfully and knowingly re-worked by their producer, Dan Carey.“
A double dose of Temples live footage here for you. The Kettering four piece have brought the magic of ‘Sun Structures’ across the seas on their current tour of the US.
To celebrate the release of his debut solo record ‘Odludek’, Jimi Goodwin has recorded two exclusive live sessions for The Line Of Best Fit and the Guardian. Watch and enjoy below!
After completing their first UK headline tour, The Wytches are off to Europe to support friends Blood Red Shoes and then on to London’s Heaven to support the elemental force that is Bo Ningen. Find dates and ticket links below!
Some back-to-back The Wytches for you here in these brilliant juxtaposing live takes from SXSW. Watch ‘Digsaw’ in all its loud, snarly, guitar shredding glory courtesy of SPIN and check out Kristian’s stripped back, acoustic session for NPR. There’s two sides to this band and we love em both!
Of the top 40 things we saw at SXSW 2014, British psych-rock trio the Wytches were number nine. There’s just something about a group of young kids with a reckless abandon for short-hair conventions and a love for shredding guitars that does it for us every time. In a showcase for Sailor Jerry rum last week in Austin, the band tore through a number of tracks from their forthcoming debut, out this May on Partisan. Here they play “Digsaw,” a dark and raw track that finds lead guitarist Kristian Bell screaming about being selfish in a manner that would surely make Frank Black proud. We’ve previously been gifted with a stream of the Sabbath-surf crusher “Wire Frame Mattress” and a creepy video for the sludgy “Gravedweller.”
The Wytches’ furious, hair-flinging psych-rock isn’t the stuff of back-porch acoustic sessions. But don’t tell that to singer-guitarist Kristian Bell, recorded here in Austin, Texas.
Last month we brought news of the third LP from Cherry Ghost, and we’re now pleased to share with you the brand new single taken from the record, as premiered by Marc Riley on BBC 6 music. It’s such a beautiful track and is available to download on iTunes now over here.
We’re really excited to say that Stealing Sheep have announced a special London date in June, playing the world premiere of a new live homage to the songs and music from David Lynch’s films. Find all the info below plus ticket link…
‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited’ is a project led by musical director David Coulter, the man also behind Beck’s Song Reader show at the same venue last year. The event, taking place on 20 June, will see the performance of select music from Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, Lost Highway and cult TV surrealist drama Twin Peaks.
The likes of Villagers‘ Conor O’Brien, Jehnny Beth from Savages, Stealing Sheep, long-term Nick Cave collaborator Mick Harvey and more are among those performing live.
This stellar cast of singers will be reinterpreting classic songs from Lynch’s songbook. With the original versions performed by Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and David Bowie amongst others, In Dreams focuses on the beauty of reinterpretation from newer acts.
‘Sound is almost a drug. It’s so pure that when it goes in your ears, it instantly does something to you’ — David Lynch
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