Last week, Jimi Goodwin played a storming set at the 6 Music Festival in his hometown of Manchester (we were there, it was ace) and the good news is — if you missed out on going, the full performance is now available to watch back over on the BBC website below. Watch below and find a reminder of Jimi’s May UK tour dates!
We’re thrilled to announce details of Cherry Ghost’s third album ‘Herd Runners’ which will be released on Heavenly Recordings on 12th May (signed copies available for preorder via the Heavenly emporium HERE).
The record follows up 2007’s ‘Thirst For Romance’ and 2010’s ‘Beneath This Burning Shoreline’, which have since seen Simon Aldred become a songwriter-for-hire, nurturing upcoming British talent including Sam Smith and Kwabs, as well as release a set of critically lauded post-midnight electronic love songs under the guise of Out Cold.
Recorded in Sheffield with long-term Richard Hawley collaborator Colin Elliot and mixed in Bath with Dan Austin, Herd Runners is ten perfectly crafted tales of heartbreak and hope — shifting from soaring, symphonic pop (‘Clear Skies Ever Closer’) to melancholic lock-in blues (‘Drinking for Two’) via an almost uncompromisingly hopeful rhythmic shuffle (‘The World Could Turn’).
Listen to preview track The World Could Turn below and keep an eye on the Cherry Ghost facebook and twitter pages for details on live dates to be announced soon.
With just a month to go until the release of his eagerly anticipated debut ‘Odludek’, we’re very pleased to report that Jimi Goodwin has announced details of his first full solo tour this spring. Find the full list of new May dates below as well as previously announced shows and festivals, including his support to Elbow on their April UK arena tour.
Odludek is released on 24th May, with new single ‘Oh! Whiskey’ available now from iTunes.
24th York, The Duchess
25th Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
27th Chester, The Live Rooms
28th Manchester, 6 Music Festival, Victoria Warehouse
1st London, Rough Trade East in-store
4th Stoke, Sugarmill
5th Birmingham, LG Arena*
6th Glasgow, The Hydro*
8th Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena*
9th Manchester, Phones 4 U Arena*
11th Leeds, First Direct Arena*
12th Liverpool, Echo Arena*
14th Nottingham, Capital FM Arena*
16th London The O2*
“The video for ‘Gravedweller’ opens like a suburban hostage video, the camera burping and fretboards fearfully quivering…” Noisey
Intrigued? You better go and watch the new video for The Wytches’ new single ‘Gravedweller’ then — out now on a three track free download and as part of a tasty three track cassette given away free on each night of the band’s current tour! Watch, download below and find a reminder of tour dates.
Jimi Goodwin has shared the video for his new single ‘Oh! Whiskey’, taken from the forthcoming solo album ‘Odludek’. Watch and enjoy below!
“When Jimi told me that ‘Odludek’ was the album title, was Polish for loner and ‘Whiskey’ was going to be the first single, I had the idea of an animated solo starling trying to catch up with the rest of his flock but who gets distracted along the way.
I went out with Jimi and shot him and various locations which are all used in the film.… The starlings are all animated. We had only nine days to make the film and many a late night was spent rendering murmurations and bird effects. But we got there and I am proud to be part of Jimi’s story in some small way.”
Ceri Levy, director
“‘Oh! Whiskey’ is a beautiful, twisting, lilting affair, while the video features some stunning animation of — appropriately enough, given Jimi’s heritage — a flock of birds winding their way round a city.“
TOY are heading off on tour today and what better way to warm up before seeing them, than with this brilliant concert footage filmed in Paris last year?
Watch below and find a reminder of those all-important dates…
We are very proud to announce that Temples’ debut album ‘Sun Structures’ has just gone top 10 in the Official UK Charts coming in at No.7, not to mention hitting the top spot in the Vinyl chart and No.2 in the Indie Album chart!
Nice work Tom, James, Adam and Sam and of course thank you to everyone who has supported the band, bought the album and been to the shows.
To celebrate– and by way of a thank you for everyone’s support — the band are giving away a FREE download of The Time and Space Machine’s stunning remix of ‘Mesmerise’. Listen below and download here.
As Rough Trade Stores album of the month, the band played to a packed out crowd at Rough Trade East last Monday. Their follow up shows at Kingston’s Banquet Records and hometown gig at Kettering’s HMV were also full to capacity!
The band are set to headline their biggest UK tour to date, kicking off at Glasgow on Monday 24th February and concluding with a special night at London’s Shepherds Bush on Saturday 8th March.
If that wasn’t enough, the band will also be joining Interpol as the main support on the NME Awards Tour this spring!
So here it is… the conclusion of our 100 day countdown to HVNLP100 — aka our hundredth ever album release! Temples’ suitably brilliant debut album ‘Sun Structures’ is out now and we’ve chosen the stunning ‘Move With The Season’, taken from the album, as our finale track to the countdown.
We hope you’ve enjoyed travelling back through the archives as much as we have. Listen back to the full playlist below and here’s to the next 100!
Announcing our newest signings — and one of the most exciting live bands we’ve seen in a long time — Brighton’s surf-doom trio, The Wytches!
To celebrate, the band have shared new single ‘Gravedweller’, available as part of a FREE three-track download here and released on a limited four-track cassette which will be given away free to the first 50 fans on the door at their forthcoming shows.
Listen and download to your heart’s content below, and make sure to catch the band on tour!
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…