FOREST SWORDS ‘THOR’S STONE’ OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERES ON NOWNESS
“There was a moment around 3am when I felt a pure sense of all the elements coming together perfectly,” recalls Dave Ma of shooting the video to Forest Swords’ atmospheric track, “Thor’s Stone.” Filmed overnight in the industrial outskirts of downtown Los Angeles, the promo stars Madrid dancer Guzman Rosado. “I made him dance repeatedly for about eight hours through the night,” says Ma. “There was no one for miles around, just Forest Swords echoing out of a boom box.” The director has made videos for Foals and The Horrors, and his effort for Australian electro duo Flight Facilities’ “Claire de Lune” was shortlisted for the NOWNESS and Le Book’s CONNECTIONS showcase in Paris earlier this year. Today’s collaboration was born after Ma approached the man behind Forest Swords, Matthew Barnes, to describe the vision of a figure coming to life and struggling to gain control over his body that the music inspired in him. The dark and sensuous result marks an incredible few months for the Northwest England-based solo artist, following the widespread acclaim that has garlanded his second album Engravings, recorded over 18 painstaking months. “I’m a perfectionist,” says Barnes of the process. “I spend a long time working on one sound or texture to make sure it’s exactly how I want it. It’s like tweaking a key in a door, and then suddenly it unlocks.”
Crystal Fighters “LA Calling” up to B-list on BBC Radio 1
“LA Calling” climbs up the BBC Radio 1 playlist yet again to B-list.
ANNA CALVI SHARES NEW TRACK ‘SUDDENLY’ OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘ONE BREATH’
Anna Calvi shares new track ‘Suddenly’ off her forthcoming second album, One Breath, which is due for release on the 7th October via Domino.
Stream the track below.
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS ‘LA CALLING’ ADDED TO BBC RADIO 1 C-LIST
Crystal Fighters’ ‘LA Calling’ continues to rise up BBC Radio 1’s playlists being added to the C-List this week.
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS’ CAVE RAVE DOCUMENTARY
“You Need To Hear This” went to Spain with Crystal Fighters and made a short documentary of their Cave Rave.
NEW DARKSTAR REMIX FROM MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE
Listen to the new Motor City Drum Ensemble remix of “A Day’s Pay for a Day’s Work” by Darkstar:
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS FEATURED IN NEW EASY JET ADVERT
The new easyJet TV advert features the song “You & I” by Crystal Fighters, from their recent album Cave Rave.
Anna Calvi previews new album at Wilton’s Music Hall
After playing an intimate show at London’s Wiltons Music Hall as a preview for her new album ‘One Breath’ on 12th September, Anna received a 5* review from The Independent, and 4* from The Evening Standard.
ONEMAN REMIXES MOUNT KIMBIE WITH JEREMIAH JAE
Oneman has remixed “You Took Your Time” featuring King Krule and an additional verse from Jeremiah Jae.
Listen to the track here:
ONEMAN SOLITAIRE VOL. 2 LAUNCH PARTY
Oneman will launch his new mixtape Solitare Vol.2 on 18th October at Fabric, alongside J Rocc, Lil Silva, Sasha Go Hard (Live), Martelo and BRTSH KNIGHTS (DJ Set).
Vinyl Williams on our with Toro Y Moi
Vinyl Williams is to join Toro y Moi on tour with Toro y Moi in less than a month.
Sep 30 @ The Observatory Orange County Santa Ana, CA
Oct 1 @ Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach, CA
Oct 2 @ Rialto Square Theatre Tuscon, AZ
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS ON FIFA 14 SOUNDTRACK
“Love Natural” by Crystal Fighters has been picked to feature on the FIFA 14 soundtrack.
Listen to the track here:
NEW VIDEO FOR DARKSTAR – “A DAY’S PAY FOR A DAY’S WORK”
Darkstar have premiered a video for album track “A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work”.
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “LA CALLING”
Crystal Fighters have unveiled a new video for ‘LA Calling’ off the Cave Rave album.
MOUNT KIMBIE LIVE SESSION WITH KING KRULE ON GILLES PETERSON’S 6 MUSIC SHOW
Mount Kimbie went on Gilles Peterson’s 6 Music Show to perform album tracks ‘Home Recording’ and ‘You Took Your Time’ with King Krule live in the studio.
Listen back here.