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stream Anwar Sadat's 'Obedience' EP in full
Nov 26, 2014 7:30am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Last week we told you about the new Anwar Sadat EP, Obedience. After sharing the new song "Rotted Out", we're now pleased to premiere a stream of the full EP, which is out next week (12/2) via Sick Room Records.

Obedience marks a continued step forward for these noisy post-punks after their strong 2013 LP Gold. The elastic baselines, cacophonous drumming and screeching guitar lines are still on display as their musicianship continues to develop. All the riffs on Obedience stick in your head long after the first listen, and the ground these guys cover over a mere four tracks is pretty impressive.

As mentioned Anwar Sadat start their tour this weekend, and will hit NYC soon, playng Shea Stadium on 12/13 with Tropical Trash, Bad Behavior, and Chat Logs.

Listen to Obedience below...

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Slaves - Dalston Victoria, London 20/11/14
Nov 26, 2014 7:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Punk duo seem right at home in a scrappy boozer after playing massive dates with Jamie T.>

DiS meets King Tuff: "Everyones got something ugly about them"
Nov 26, 2014 7:26am | Drowned In Sound

Kyle Thomas is the mastermind behind the sex, drugs and Rock & Roll persona of King Tuff - a bat shit crazy hedonistic rock god shooting infectious riffs from the horns of his SG. Their latest release Black Moon Spell is a warts n all ride through the excess and occasional romanticism of King Tuff and his minions, or as they put it an hysterically magical Rock & Roll Sexperience.

The reassuring and reliable admiration that came with being in a rock band in the 70s is no longer there for our 21st century axe-men. Their forefathers abused their solo-sympathetic audiences - giving birth to things like Rick Wakemen and Keith Emerson - for only to arrive at the 80s and lose their shit completely in the video age. The main problem I think we can all agree is the fact that theyre still here! Be it on the One Show or on Whitesnakes never ending how-old-can-David-Coverdale-look-before-he-stops-singing Fool for Your Lovin bravado, theyre still dying their hair and sticking around like a bad smell presumably one emanating from Ian Andersons codpiece.

A vastly experienced and prolific songwriter, Thomas is seemingly able to channel the past through his own crazed filter, weaving intricate motifs with ease whilst still filling the sound of a tight and well-versed rock trio. Shaking off derivative comments with their refreshingly care free attitude, Tuff are one of those rare breeds who dedicate themselves completely to their image and sou...

Stream John Talabot, Four Tet, Koreless and Jamie xxs soundtrack for Sofia Mattiolis Continuum video
Nov 26, 2014 7:20am | Fact Magazine

You can now stream John Talabot, Four Tet, Koreless and Jamie xx’s soundtrack for Sofia Mattioli’s ‘Continuum’ video.

As previously reported, Mattioli, best known for Jamie xx’s ‘Sleep Sound’ video, originally made ‘Continuum’ as a two-minute silent video of a silhouette dancing in a circle. The four artists, upon watching the video, then offered their musical interpretations of the film, to be debuted by Nowness.

Stream them below.

Listen: Sekuoia - Waves
Nov 26, 2014 7:18am | The Line Of Best Fit
21-year-old Patrick Madsen - also known as Danish producer Sekuoia - has unveiled a sublime new cut called "Waves".>

Sharon Van Etten at Manchester Cathedral
Nov 26, 2014 7:14am | The Line Of Best Fit
The Brooklyn singer plays a headline set in Manchester. Mike Hughes went to photograph.>

mp3: Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless, & John Talabot Continuum
Nov 26, 2014 7:00am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless and John Talabot score Sofia Mattioli’s vision“. Watch the film at Nowness, and download the dream team’s soundtrack below:

Live Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Manchester Academy (20/11/14)
Nov 26, 2014 6:50am | Drowned In Sound

Say what you like about "full album" shows, but they've been a regular feature on the live circuit since ATP started the ball rolling in 2005 with their Don't Look Back series. Some have been more deserving than others, the words "classic" and "seminal" becoming overused terms of reference in many cases. However, one record that's clearly earned the right for such hefty superlatives would have to be Psychocandy, The Jesus & Mary Chain's timeless and impeccably flawless debut.

Released in November 1985 during a winter of discontent still reeling from the fallout of a year long miners strike. Unemployment was rising and the apocalyptic "No Future" John Lydon had warned of during 1977's Golden Jubilee suddenly had a despondent ring to it. These were hard times and even though the pop stars of the day did everything within their powers to convey everything was fine and dandy it clearly wasn't.

Indeed much of the music on offer around this time didn't speak much to anyone in particular. While The Smiths may have been in their heyday and The Cure continued to confound the mainstream the majority of acts in the charts conveyed an air of fake sincerity about them. Harry Enfield's spoof character 'Loadsamoney' seemed to become an idol to those it was ironically lambasting (much in the same way Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Ali G' character would a decade or so later) while the divide between rich and poor grew more chasmic with every pass...

Ellen Allien, Luke Slater and A Guy Called Gerald land at Londons Koko this Christmas
Nov 26, 2014 6:25am | Fact Magazine

BPitch boss leads a festive banger in London.

Christmas Day falls in a perfect mid-week slot this year, meaning those dull days leading up to New Year are actually on a weekend, thus offering even more opportunities to drink prosecco like your life depends on it.

The Playground have a solid festive spread lined up at Koko that Saturday night, led by long-reigning techno queen Ellen Allien with added tough stuff from Luke Slater in his Planetary Assault Systems guise and Manchester’s acid original A Guy Called Gerald.

Also on hand are Russian DJ Dasha Rush, dark techno purveyor Raving George, London duo Autokratz and Manchester racket-makers D/R/U/G/S. The night takes place on December 27 at Koko in Camden, north London  grab tickets here.

Check FACT’s comprehensive guide to Luke Slater, and see what Ellen Allien picked for My Favourite Record.

Listen: Blooms - Guilty [Premiere]
Nov 26, 2014 6:11am | The Line Of Best Fit
Louise Cunnane's dropping her new tune, produced by Kobina, as a free download.>

Young Ejecta Your Planet
Nov 26, 2014 6:00am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Young Ejecta‘s The Planet is out January 27, 2015, on Driftless.

Beacon - L1 EP
Nov 26, 2014 5:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Brooklyn duo's latest EP might be mathematically themed but it's far from formulaic.

Björk to publish Archives book with contributions from Chris Cunningham, Spike Jonze and Nan Goldin
Nov 26, 2014 5:16am | Fact Magazine

Iceland’s national hero looks back on her peerless career.

Björk is putting together a meaty book to accompany her forthcoming retrospective at New York’s MoMA.

The luxurious Björk: Archives will trace her artistic development since 1993 through poetry, academic analysis, philosophical texts and photographs, as i-D reports (check out their brilliant vintage cover shot of the musician in her Goldie years).

Björk herself has overseen the creation of the book with contributions from her friends and collaborators, including directors Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze, Icelandic poet Sjón and musicology professor Nicola Dibben, while MoMA curator Klaus Beisenbach will provide the introduction.

The book also features portraits by Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh and Araki, as well Björk’s many iconic costumes designed by Alexander McQueen, Sophia Kokosalaki and Hussein Chalayan. Due for publication by Thames and Hudson on March 30, 2015, it also comes with four booklets and a poster featuring artwork from her releases.

In the meantime, Björk has been busy working on her next album with co-producer Arca and keeping her finger on the pulse by showing up at PC Music gigs. We approve. Super-fans should head directly to Björk’s 10 ...

Amsterdam club Trouw announces 35-hour closing party
Nov 26, 2014 5:00am | Fact Magazine

Trouw, the temporary venue which became one of Amsterdam’s most-loved, closes its doors in just over a month.

Although the club’s last ever party takes place on January 3, the club has now announced its cliamax: a two-part party beginning at 10pm on Saturday December 27 and running for at least 35 hours. As Resident Advisor reports, the first part of the party is techno themed, with Marcel Fengler, Peter Van Hoesen, Trouw resident Sandrien and more. Then, at 8am on Sunday, party two starts with the likes of Mano Le Tough, Tale of Us, Marcus Worgull and Kim Ann Foxman.

Watch Tom Trago take FACT TV round Amsterdam’s best musical haunts below.

In Photos: Lykke Li @ Hammersmith Apollo, London
Nov 26, 2014 4:46am | Drowned In Sound
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