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Photos: Do!! You!!!, Peckhams newest record store
Nov 25, 2014 5:42am | Fact Magazine
Berwick Street, fall back.
Over the last year, South London’s Peckham has started to stake a serious claim for London’s best spot for record shopping, with a series of new stores such as Rye Wax and Yam opening their doors. The latest record shop to open in Peckham is Do!! You!!!, a new venture by Charlie Bones, NTS Radio’s breakfast host.
FACT’s Arianna Power headed South to snap the shop in its infancy, and ask Bones a little about its philosophy. Do!! You!!! is located in the Sky Shopping Centre, 137-139 Rye Lane, and is open between 2pm-8pm Sunday to Friday, and 11am-8pm on Saturdays. Read the Q&A below, and turn the page for the photos.
Oh God, youre going to get me in trouble. Many reasons, I have a lot of records, I dont really like grumpy record shops, I wanted a more egalitarian and accessible space. Whether that’s gonna work or not I dont know but I can use it as a space, I live very nearby so I can make stuff in here, doing music. Its more of a multipurpose thing. I do radio in the morning so I’ve got lots of connections with record labels etc, its all about supporting.
What was your priority when opening it?
Just to make it nice and welcoming. To make a shop that people want to come in, like an extension of my radio show, a universal appeal, friendly. The records ar...
Wu-Tang Clans RZA wants you to go vegan for A Better Tomorrow
Nov 25, 2014 5:41am | Fact Magazine
“I had animals as friends, and they did not want to be on my plate.”
Wu-Tang honcho and long-time vegan RZA has been doing some cross-promotional activities this week by appearing in a new PETA ad campaign. ”A Better Tomorrow is a vegan tomorrow”, the poster states in reference to the Clan’s long-awaited 20th anniversary album (21st anniversary soon, if they don’t get a move on).
In an accompanying video, RZA talks about the poor conditions animals are raised in and says he doesn’t “need a dead animal, a dead piece of flesh, to go into my live body.”
“I think hip-hop has become more conscious about their diets,” he says, noting the influence of KRS-One’s 1995 song ‘Squash All Beef’ (which contains a line about being a “mental vegetarian”). “My peers and people that are related to me appreciate the vegan lifestyle, it’s really spreading.” Watch it below.
Fact fans: other hip-hop vegetarians include GZA and Method Man, Common, Dead Prez, Flo Rida and the late great MCA of Beastie Boys.
At the beginning of November we sent Brad Rose to a listening party for A Better Tomorrow to suss out the Clan’s new direction find out what he made of the album, which is due on December 2.
Ty Segall - $ingle$ 2
Nov 25, 2014 5:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
The ever prolific garage rocker's second release this year compiles hidden gems from his 20102013 Goodbye Bread, Twins and Sleeper sessions alongside a few intuitive covers of proto-punk classics.
Listen: Sweet Baboo - Keep The Customer Satisfied (Simon & Garfunkel cover) [Premiere]
Nov 25, 2014 5:26am | The Line Of Best Fit
It will be available for purchase, alongside an early demo of "If I Died...", from the merch stand on his forthcoming tour dates with The Pictish Trail.>
Listen: Dios Mio - Body [Premiere]
Nov 25, 2014 4:45am | The Line Of Best Fit
London' Dios Mio return with "Body", an introspective tale of excess and destruction.>
Tony Allen - Village Underground, London 20/11/14
Nov 25, 2014 4:00am | The Line Of Best Fit
A beguiling set from that rare type of living legend who continually looks to the future.>
Listen: Paperwhite - Gold
Nov 25, 2014 3:45am | The Line Of Best Fit
Brooklyn brother/sister duo Paperwhite dish out more of their charming brand of synth-pop with new song, "Gold".>
Killer Mike attacks Fergusons Grand Jury decision in emotional pre-show speech
Nov 25, 2014 3:38am | Fact Magazine
The ATL rapper railed against America’s “war machine”.
Killer Mike gave an impassioned speech to fans at last night’s Run The Jewels show in St Louis, Missouri, following the Grand Jury announcement not to indict the police officer who killed Mike Brown.
Paying tribute to peaceful protestors and to those “who could not hold their anger in”, Mike says he “got kicked on my ass when I listened to that prosecutor”, and talks emotionally about his own fears for his teenage sons.
The rapper previously wrote an insightful op-ed on the Ferguson shooting, urging people to “press back against [the] gang-like mentality of our local police”.
Run The Jewels released their second and equally brilliant album in October.
Trash Kit - Confidence
Nov 25, 2014 3:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Simultaneously disciplined yet eccentric, refined but raucous, this is a bold and fantastically assured end to the band's recent drought.
Shura: Im more of a monogamous songwriter
Nov 25, 2014 3:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
We talk to 'the most awkward human being in the world' about the re-appropriation of pop, growing up in the Amazon and why signing a record deal is like your first kiss.>
Caribou and Patti Smith to play Field Day 2015, many more acts announced
Nov 25, 2014 3:02am | Fact Magazine
Dan Snaith and the punk priestess join the two-day bill.
Next year’s Field Day is beginning to take shape, with organisers announcing that Caribou will headline the Saturday of the Victoria Park festival while Patti Smith will join reunited shoegazers Ride on Sunday.
Also announced for the electronic-leaning Saturday line-up are Ben Klock and Marcel Dettman doing their tag team DJ set, SOPHIE, Clark playing live, Daniel Avery going back-to-back with Andrew Weatherall, Kindness, Nina Kraviz, the awesome Ethiopian one-man-band Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck and Mike Majkowski, and many more.
On Sunday, Patti Smith and her band will celebrate 40 years since the release of her landmark punk opus Horses with a performance of that album in its entirety, while DIIV, Ducktails, Jane Weaver and Outfit are also on the bill. See the full line-up so far below.
Many more acts are still to be announced between now and June 6-7, but you can grab tickets now from Field Day.
Confirmed acts for Field Day Saturday:
Caribou/ Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettman/ Chet Faker/ Clark ...
Mogwai - Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1
Nov 25, 2014 2:30am | Drowned In Sound
We started this year with a new Mogwai release, and now were ending it with one; say what you will abut the Glaswegians, but theres no knocking their consistency. Perhaps thats why, despite good reviews and a top ten placing, Januarys Rave Tapes might have felt like a mild disappointment. It's a good record, with some gorgeously downbeat standouts - Heard About You Last Night and No Medicine for Regret spring to mind - but such is the unerringly high standard of Mogwais back catalogue, an album that restrained, that low-key, seemed like a slight comedown from the brooding grandeur of last years Les Revenants soundtrack and the sheer expansiveness of 2011s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.
Taking it at face value, this new EP also serves as a continuation of something else that Mogwai have always been good at - tongue-in-cheek titling. Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 features, amongst other cuts, the brilliantly-monikered HMP Shaun William Ryder, which at once is both hilarious and conjures up some pretty nightmarish visions. That track is one of three new ones here, all of which were plucked from the sessions for Rave Tapes that took place in the Autumn of 2013; given that guitarist Barry Burns admitted to me, in an interview for DiS, that the recording process was a quickfire one that followed promotional duties for Les Revenants and a summer of touring their Zidane - A Twenty First...
Gravenhurst - Flashlight Seasons/Black Holes in the Sand/Offerings
Nov 25, 2014 2:29am | Drowned In Sound
Its always seemed to me that Warp Records was an odd home for the music of Bristolian talent Nick Talbot, aka Gravenhurst. Whereas, to my uneducated ear, Warp always seemed to provide a home for music of a fairly esoteric, electronic nature, a lot of Gravenhursts output, and the vast majority of what is represented on this triple-disc retrospective set, wouldnt look out of place on the coolest of indie labels. Perhaps thats one reason why Gravenhurst has never quite received the acclaim he so obviously deserves. Or perhaps thats why hes had the space to develop so beautifully over the course of ten years. Five albums of creative, sometimes cathartic, sometimes almost soporific (in a good way), very English folk have been released by Talbot under this moniker. Sometimes the Twin-Peaks-esque bleakness of his lyrics has been augmented by muscular full-band instrumentation, such as on the brilliant Fires in Distant Buildings, and The Western Lands. At other points, it is the plaintively majestic and stark nature of Gravenhursts trademark finger picking and soaring vocals which stand out. It is this period we are dealing with here on this ten-year anniversary re-issue.
Ive always wondered what would have happened to Gravenhurst if he had been signed to a label such as Asthmatic Kitty. One reason for this is that I first encountered him on a night in Nottingham, at a tiny club called The Maze, where he was supporting Sufjan Stev...
Parisian producer Bambounou readies album for 50 Weapons
Nov 25, 2014 12:51am | Fact Magazine
Bambounou returns to 50 Weapons with another LP.
Jéremy Guindo-Zegiestowski, better known as Bambounou, has become a regular fixture amongst the 50 Weapons roster since arriving on the label with his techno-leaning Cobe EP in 2012. As well as releasing a further two EPs on the Modeselektor-helmed imprint, 50 Weapons also issued Guindo-Zegiestowskis debut album.
Entitled Orbiting, that album was set around the idea of a future life beyond planet Earth. In the two years since its release, Bambounou’s sound has shifted away from the bass-laden, UK-influenced style of his early releases to a leaner, more house-influenced sound.
Bambounou’s latest long player sees the producer return to his home planet, exploring a dystopian future Earth ”where everything is in order and where no one can get out of the system.” According to the label, Centrum is more indebted to ”ambient and techno” than the “bass and footwork influences” found on Orbiting.
50 Weapons will release Bambounou’s Centrum on February 27. You can check the tracklist below.
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