After last month’s great launch night with Detachments, who btw have a BRILLIANT new single out in May (with the single launch on 3rd May at Corsica Studios w/ Islington Boys’ Club, get it in the diary!) we’ve got another monster line-up for our latest monthly residency.
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South London’s Halls is a fairly recent new discovery. Using sparse layers of noise and samples he has already created a set of building, intertwining tracks that cut an almost ghostly landscape. There’s an EP to check out and this track below, which is a particular favourite.
Dimblebly and Capper is the alias of South London’s Laura Bettinson that you might have heard about over the last couple of years. She has a new single out on our friends TAPE records called “Let You Go”. A soulful vocal over almost industrial beats that breaks into a sunshine laden chorus is my tag line that probably does it no justice at all so probably worth a good listen!
‘Wolf Heart’ 4 Track EP [CTM005CDEP]
Released Monday 4th April on CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.
PRE-ORDER the CD HERE and listen to it in full below:
Sunderbans - ‘Wolf Heart’ EP by clubthemammoth
Relations between Sunderbans and label Club.The.Mammoth. blossom this spring with the announcement of the band’s Wolf Heart EP due out on April 4th. The release succeeds the band’s feature on Huw Stevens’ Music Sounds Better With Huw VOL 2 compilation last autumn, and debut 7” single We Only Can Because We Care released by Young and Lost and produced by Henrik Orrling of Swedish favorites Envelopes.
Inspired partly by the descent to insanity induced by the days and nights spent locked away in a Dalston cellar, the self-recorded and produced EP showcases the band’s musical coming of age. From the sparse beginnings of Tall Trees the EP surges into life with title track Wolf Heart, where guitar and bass riffs meander to a breathless crescendo. Artrocker Magazine describes a ‘developing melancholia alongside some twisting guitar lines that Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd would enjoy…we want more’.
To celebrate the release the band announce a mini-tour, with the live set bolstered by the introduction of a new member. This begins with a headline show at London’s White Heat club, Madam Jojos on Tuesday 5th April. For the full tour please visit the TOUR FB EVENT PAGE.
We’ve just made a new and exclusive mix for Fabric, before we play there on Thursday 21st April for Adventures In The Beetroot Field.
Over the past 6 years, AITBF has created an Easter Thursday tradition on a grand scale, by presenting an ‘indoor festival’ of the latest and greatest bands and DJs on the planet across all 3 rooms of the greatest club on Earth, Fabric. Forging an unrivalled reputation for unearthing those acts which are destined for far greater things, past successes have included Hot Chip, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, Brodinski and Mount Kimbie.
This year’s event will be no exception, with a line-up that spans modern takes on classic house and disco sounds, ecstatic dream-pop, industrial-edged electronica, cut-up hip-hop instrumentals, grungey indie-rock, dubby post-punk cover versions and unequivocal contemporary R & B. This line-up has been responsible for some of the biggest dancefloor anthems of the last 12 months, has caused serious ripples on the nation’s airwaves and have created line after line of breathless praise on the blogosphere and in the indie press.
As ever, we invite you to take our hand as we guide you through the sounds of the future. You may as well collect some autographs now, before this bunch are playing stadiums and headlining festivals. It’s going to be emotional.
Carte Blanche (DJ Mehdi & Riton) live
Creep live TBA
So Bones featuring Romy XX
Chad Valley live
Dry The River live TBA
DJ Tearjerker (Numbers)
God Don’t Like It
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Ana Lola Roman is a true renaissance woman; she is at once a songstress, a video artist and an incredibly charismatic performer. Her new single Jigsaw (the first I have ever heard from her) is no less eclectic combining a dark meditate soundscape with intelligent social commentary that never veers away from being utterly danceable; she sings ‘Men with guns, storming in. I never really asked for this’.
The single was recorded and co-produced in NYC with visionary producer and computer game composer Jean Luc Sinclair (Scissor Sisters). Jigsaw sounds almost tribal as Roman contrasts a hypnotic early nineties riff with a torch song-esque chorus, dissolving into a final emotive cry that prompts reaction or change in the listener, ‘They taped my mouth red’, she sings. She borrows from contemporary classical music and New York minimalism combining a fragile, world-weary almost performance poet tone with the howlings of a later day prophet as she asks us to ‘Go ahead and name your price. And think twice’.
Klutch continues in a similarly intense vein blending Fleetwood Mac-esque guitars with a cinematic piano riff, as her voice churns and chants like a mature Siobhan Fahey. This is innovative, intelligent pop; and Ana Lola Roman appears as enigmatic as an early Madonna with her slicked down hair and attention grabbing moves.
Ana Lola Roman’s first full length album is scheduled for release early in 2011. Expect new live performances once Ana’s intensive recording sessions give way for touring and public appearances - can’t wait!
Jigsaw/ Klutch is set for release on the 11th April 2011. Give it a listen below:
ANA LOLA ROMAN by Theo PR
I actually love this girl.
Lainne La Havas is such an amazing talent. We had her down to play for us in January and it was the most extraordinary show I think I’ve ever been to, and certainly put on.
The whole room, from being to end of her performance, we deadly silent and even as the first act on she got a encore!
She just sings so effortlessly, and with such rhythm and range that she never need feel nervous onstage, even though she proclaims so! I can’t wait to hear more and more from this girl and I just wish she could play all of our shows - I would never get bored!
Anyways here’s a beautiful cover she’s recently done of Everything Everything’s song ‘Final Form’, download it for free now and go and see her live, you won’t regret it.
Everything Everything - Final Form - Lianne La Havas Cover by EverythingEverything
Another great remix from Youth Kills.
Youth Kills recently saw fame on The Hype Machine, with their remix of The Naked & Famous, which hit the top spot in the Most Popular chart. The London based production 3-piece formed in late 2010, having plied their trade with Xenomania, Flood and Vince Clark (Depeche Mode) beforehand.
Last month we blogged about their remix of Alpines’ song ‘Drive’ and they’ve pulled out all the stops again with a remix of Ayah Marar’s ‘Follow You’. Download it for free right now:
Ayah Marar - Follow You (Youth Kills Remix) by Anorak London
And come and see them Dj on 28th April when we have Japayork coming down to play for us live at The Queen Of Hoxton [this month’s line up includes Laurel Collective + Worship + Dark Moon, check out the fb event page for more details].
‘Follow You’ is the debut single from Ayah Marar’s debut album ‘The Real’, out in Summer 2011 on her own HUSSLE GIRL label. Born and raised in Jordan, Ayah moved to London when she was 17, and went on to appear on 3 Hospital Records releases. In the past 2 years, Ayah has appeared on tracks from Calvin Harris, Toddla T, Camo & Krooked and the Paul Epworth produced Jack Penate album. So we’re eagerly awaiting to hear more material from her!