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Burials unreleased Lambeth will appear on final Hyperdub compilation
Oct 30, 2014 7:41am | Fact Magazine

Kode9 reveals the final piece in the puzzle.

Burial’s unreleased track ‘Lambeth’ will appear on Hyperdub 10.4, the final compilation from the label as it wraps up a year of 10th anniversary celebrations.

Hyperdub chief Steve Goodman revealed the track on Benji B’s Radio 1 show last night, which was dedicated to the label’s roster with cuts from Cooly G, Fatima Al Qadiri, Fhloston Paradigm, DJ Spinn and many more.

“It’s Burial beats [but] the music on top of it is maybe different to what people are expecting from the last few releases he’s done, which have been more like montages, cut-up of different tracks. This is relatively straightforward,” says Kode. Listen from around 1:43.

Listen to the whole thing below via BBC iPlayer or Core News and check out a radio rip of ‘Lambeth’ below.

Hyperdub 10.4 features a disc of classic label fare coupled with a CD of new and unreleased material from alumni, and it drops on November 3.

She & Him brought Classics to Jimmy Fallon watch
Oct 30, 2014 7:25am | Cosequence Of Sound

She & Him — the duo of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel — supported their forthcoming cover album, Classics, with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. The indie pop duo performed their version of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile” with help from The Roots. Check it out below.

Classics will feature 13 carefully-selected, timeless standards reimagined as only Ward and Deschanel can. Songs includeOh No, Not My Baby, Unchained Melody, and Well Meet Again. The follow-up to last year’s Volume 3 is due out December 2nd via Columbia Records, making it the duo’s first major label release.

Listen: 9Bach - Asteri Mou (Gruff Rhys loops & drones remix) [Premiere]
Oct 30, 2014 7:15am | The Line Of Best Fit
Gruff Rhys embarks on his first remix outing with a breathtaking rework of 9Bach's "Asteri Mou" ahead of the band's Tinc EP and winter tour.>

Maverick composer Harry Partchs hobo driftings explored in new biography
Oct 30, 2014 7:13am | Fact Magazine

A new book has been published exploring Harry Partch’s life during the Great Depression.

Harry Partch, Hobo Composer draws on the image of the drifting hobo in American culture to explore the maverick composer and instrument inventor’s fascinating life and work.

“During the Great Depression, Partch rode the railways, following the fruit harvest across the country,” the publishers note. “Although he is renowned for his immense stage works, such as Delusion of the Fury, and his use of highly sophisticated instruments of his own creation, Partch is still regularly called a ‘hobo composer’. Yet few have questioned this label’s impact on his musical output, compositional life, and reception.”

The book outlines the cultural history of the hobo from the 19th century onwards and explores how Partch’s music engaged with, and frustrated, popular conceptions of that character. Partch “became a hobo out of necessity and remained one for its freedoms,” says the book’s author, S. Andrew Granade, who is associate professor of musicology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. “It is the story of a composer who rejected the tenets of music as he found them and sought to return music to its roots.”

The book is out now from University of Rochester Press  a perfect Christmas gift fo...

The Twilight Sad's Local Guide to Kilsyth and Banton
Oct 30, 2014 7:12am | Drowned In Sound

The Twilight Sad's James Graham give us an exclusive photographic tour of where the band grew up...

I'm going to start this photo feature by saying I love where I grew up. It might not be California or the south of France but it is my home and is big part of who I am.

Welcome to Kilsyth/Banton

Andy and Mark grew up in Kilsyth and I grew up a few miles away in small village called Banton.

The Pubs

Every Friday night when we're not on tour you'll find Mark propping up the bar in "The Coachy" or The Coachman Hotel. My favourite pub is The Swan Inn in Banton. We have our band Christmas night out in The Swan on Xmas Eve, we don't have many traditions but that is one of them.

The Bandstand at The Colzium

The Colzium is a country park on the outskirts of Kilysth and Banton. This is the Bandstand where we used to meet each other and drink Mad Dog 20/20 or Buckfast tonic when we were teenagers. The Bay City Rollers once played here to thousands of people. Nobody came to see me when this picture was taken.

The Car Park In The Sky or Doggers Paradise

This is what we call "The Car Park In The Sky". It's in the Kilsyth hills up a road called "Tak Ma Doon Road". On a clear day you can see Glasgow and Edinburgh. It's good to go up here when it's fireworks night. It's also a really good location if you like a bit of Dogging.

Kilsyth Academy

This is where I met Andy. Thi...

Jessie Ware performs on Seth Meyers watch
Oct 30, 2014 7:10am | Cosequence Of Sound

Last night, British pop/soul singer Jessie Ware made her first late night appearance in support of her latest record, Tough Love. Tapped to be one of the select few guest performers on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Ware delivered a seductive performance of “Say You Love Me”. Check out the replay at Meyers’ website.

Ware just recently wrapped up her North American tour behind Tough Love. Her next scheduled dates aren’t until January — and are located exclusively in Europe — though she’s already been announced for South by Southwest, which returns to Austin March 17th-22nd. Find her full itinerary on her website.

"We're not going to change for anybody": DiS meets The Twilight Sad
Oct 30, 2014 7:10am | Drowned In Sound

The Twilight Sad have been a regular feature on Drowned In Sound since their first record Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters landed on our doormat in the spring of 2007.

This week will see them release their fourth long player, Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave. Currently out on a tour that will see them play five shows across the UK before embarking on a Stateside trip with longtime associates We Were Promised Jetpacks until late November.

DiS caught up with singer James Graham post-soundcheck prior to their storming set at Nottingham's Bodega.


DiS: What have the shows been like so far?

James Graham: We did two gigs in Scotland, maybe a couple of weeks ago, and then we've just played in Manchester and London. They've all been great. We put six new songs in the set so we were all pretty nervous actually. I don't think we've ever gone that heavy with a new album in the live shows before. We really threw ourselves in at the deep end. So I guess we should have rehearsed a wee bit more, but it's quite difficult as Andy (MacFarlane, guitars) now lives in London. And we've all got jobs as well so finding the time to rehearse is quite hard. So we just did it and the songs went down really well. A lot better than I thought they would. It wasn't that I didn't have any confidence in the new songs because I do, it's just that playing them for the f...

Live Review: Alvvays @ The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (25/10/14)
Oct 30, 2014 7:01am | Drowned In Sound

Sometimes a song comes along that brings everyone and everything around it to a standstill. Demands to be heard from beginning to end in all its uninterrupted glory. Then once those final notes have drawn to a close, finds itself stuck on repeat ad infinitum. Such moments of musical voracity only occur once in a blue moon. And that blue moon last appeared in April of this year when Canadian quintet Alvvays dropped the majestic 'Archie, Marry Me'. Pure pop in its most primitive form. Molly Rankin's seductive vocal echoing the likes of Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell or former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman over a timeless melody REM would have been proud to call their own back in the day.

Not that Alvvays (yes, it is pronounced ALWAYS) only have one song. Far from it in fact, as their self-titled debut evidently demonstrated three months later. As the soundtrack to this summer, rarely a day has passed without its nine charmingly effervescent pieces passing through my stereo. Surefire contender for album of the year that it is, the greatest test of any band's mettle comes from their ability to perform live. And with Alvvays having attained such a high profile this year off the back of said album, their next venture onto UK soil was always going to be met with a hive of anticipation. So when it was announced they'd be touring with Real Estate this autumn, ticket sales understandably went through the roof. Not that we're suggesting the headline ...

Stream Mutes second solo EP, No One Is Nowhere [Premiere]
Oct 30, 2014 6:45am | The Line Of Best Fit
Birmingham lo-fi artist Mutes drops swooning second solo EP.>

Fiction - In Real Life EP
Oct 30, 2014 6:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
A brilliant EP that's both a fantastic encapsulation of everything that made '80s pop great, and is stuck out of time.

Watch Rollo Jacksons documentary on legendary grime DJ Slimzee
Oct 30, 2014 6:16am | Fact Magazine

Grime’s greatest DJ profiled in new mini-doc from the talented director.

Rollo Jackson, the director behind pirate radio documentary Tape Crackers, has unveiled a film charting the life of Slimzee, from his early days in pirate radio to being slapped with a career-crippling Asbo, right up to his present-day renaissance as grime goes through a purple patch.

Shot in gritty black and white, Slimzee’s Going On Terrible also features familiar faces from the scene like Jammer, Riko Dan and Youngster. Watch it above, and check out Jackmaster interviewing Slimzee on FACT TV below. You can catch Slimzee in action tonight (Thursday, October 30) going back-to-back with Slackk at Dance Tunnel in Dalston.

Jackson’s Tape Crackers documentary recently got a well-deserved re-press  find more of his films and music videos on his website.

Watch: EKKAH - Last Chance To Dance
Oct 30, 2014 6:03am | The Line Of Best Fit
The video sees the duo take this golden noise to an abandoned discotheque to crank out some moves amid silver balloons and bubbles.>

Listen: Tonik Ensemble - Until We Meet Again [Premiere]
Oct 30, 2014 5:46am | The Line Of Best Fit
The single release of "Until We Meet Again" coincides with the aftermath of this year's Iceland Airwaves - where he will be performing - and is due 10 November.>

Taylor Swift - 1989
Oct 30, 2014 5:34am | Drowned In Sound

Taylor Swift was born on 13 December 1989 is the worlds biggest pop star and has an estimated worth of $64 million.

I, Rob Leedham, was also born on 13 December 1989, have 1,209 Twitter followers and am writing this review as water drips from the ceiling of my crap South London flat.

Where did it all go wrong for me? Why are our lives so different? Will someone ever write a list about 10 Times I Left The Gym Looking Flawless? Perhaps the Pennsylvania-born idols fifth album will provide some answers. Assuming it doesnt, Ill simply assume that life is fundamentally unfair and my mother is the only person wholl ever appreciate me.

If there's one thing you should know about Taylor Swift, it's that she's perfect. An all-American girl with the songwriting flair to write every millennial's favourite 'Love Story' at 17 years old, shes cultivated an aura where even her flaws are a source of enduring popularity. When I publicly celebrate my inadequacies with booze and ex-girlfriends, this usually leads to a final warning email. When Taylor makes light of her 24/7 party lifestyle and inability to keep a man, shes rewarded with her second US Number 1 single.

Like We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Shake It Off is more than a song - its a mantra. Swifts self-empowerment is so irrepressible that you can actually hear her kiss off the haters with the help of a brass backing section. Now I have nothing against strong, independent women wi...

Ant & Dec to host Brit Awards 2015
Oct 30, 2014 5:33am | Fact Magazine

The famously music-mad pair will have to live up to James Corden’s, er, memorable four-year run.

Renowned musos Ant & Dec have been announced as the hosts of next year’s Brit Awards, finding themselves back in the role they last occupied in 2001.

The TV twins are seasoned musicians themselves of course, having only last year reached number one in the UK charts with the re-release of their 1994 classic ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble’.

Commenting on their new gig, Ant & Dec said, presumably in unison: “Were really excited, it is undoubtedly the biggest night in the British music calendar. Were especially excited now were No1 recording artists ourselves.

“Well be offering our advice to the fledgling pop stars backstage as to how to have a No 1 as long as theyre prepared to wait 19 years for their record to top the charts like ours did!”

Meanwhile, artist Tracey Emin will inject a bit of highbrow pizazz into next year’s ceremony with her redesigned Brits trophies. The awards will be given out at The 02 in east London on February 25, 2015.

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