Artist: The D.O.T.
Release: You Never Asked
Label: The Beats
‘You Never Asked’ is the first single from The D.O.T., the new musical project of Mike Skinner from The Streets and Rob Harvey from The Music. Featuring the hottest US rapper of the moment, Danny Brown, and the powerful vocals of UK siren Clare Maguire, The D.O.T. come out with their first official release.
Having spent over a year building up a catalogue of music and video art online including some of the most cinematic monthly video diaries Mike and Rob feel the time is right to unleash some of their finest works on to the public. Mixes come courtesy of label mates Man Like Me, garage legend Large Joints and Skinner himself. Mike also directed the accompanying atmospheric viral video masterpiece. The duo soon hit the road for their first UK tour and the album ‘And That’ is due out on The Beats on the 22nd October.
Label: Fatcat Records
PAWS bash out infectious, lo-fi, garage pop-rock that can quickly shift from cute melancholia to an unnerving territorial roar. On top of the pulsating fuzzy noise the 3 piece produce, sit dreamy melodies that bare the bones of their author. Lyrical topics slide between sarcastic self-analysis and, onto more so than often, brutal home truths.
Their energetic live show highlights the dynamics in their music and lyrics,- Soft, warm, and comforting verses that lead you unknowingly into a vicious, claws out attack from the chorus. Their vibrant music and live performances have built up a strong history of audience interaction and participation. With a dedicated following behind them and the reputation of being one of the most formidable live acts currently working the circuit, it’s an almost forgone conclusion that PAWS long awaited, debut album is bound to leave no one disappointed.
Oct 11th – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham
Oct 12th – Sound & Vision festival – Norwich (Artrocker Stage)
Oct 13th – The Hop – Wakefield (with Johnny Foreigner)
Oct 15th – Three Blind Tigers – Brighton
Oct 16th – Shacklewell Arms – London – ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
Oct 18th – Start The Bus – Bristol
Oct 19th – The Castle Hotel – Manchester
Oct 20th – Gathering Festival – Oxford
Artist: Tall Ships
Release: Everything Touching
Label: Big Scary Monsters / Blood And Biscuits
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock
Tall Ships debut album comes weeks after headlining the BBC introducing stage at Leeds and Reading Festivals. Tall Ships, originally from Falmouth but now living in Brighton, have been garnering attention across the blogosphere, printed press and radio with their complex, layered and beautiful soundscapes and intelligent songwriting to create music that still manages to have the potential for mass appeal. Elements of math rock and angular pop have drawn inevitable comparisons to the likes of Battles and Minus The Bear but the band also cite the likes of Sigur Rós and Biffy Clyro as musical influences.
Live, Tall Ships are a must see band, mesmerizing to watch, with such energy and deftness you can’t help but be amazed by them. They are fast gaining a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting live bands in the UK right now. They tour relentlessly and have honed the show into a thrilling experience, both aurally and visually as layers of sound and vocals are cleverly and deftly assembled to startling effect.
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – Deep House
Ciano is the brand new 3 track EP from Kashii. It’s a compellingly deep concoction of House and Techno with strong elements of UK Garage thrown in the mix. At the age of 22, Kashii aka Garry West has come a long way since the release of his debut EP ‘Tru Da City’, released back in 2010. He shows a real class and maturity in his sound. Having worked with Simon Lord, Kerri Chandler and his last outing on Southern Fried ‘House Culture’ getting big support on Radio One including Annie Mac. He now goes one step further with three new classy numbers.
The resurgence of techno and deep house in the UK’s clubs is really being mirrored by the productions of some of the biggest names in the game. Kashii has been making the dancefloor move with soul and depth for a while now and will continue to do so with Ciano.
Artist: Plump DJs
Release: Plump DJs Present: Dirty Weekend
Label: Grand Hotel Records
Genre: Dance – House/Electro
Grand Hotel Records presents ‘Dirty Weekend’. Joining the Plump DJs are an illustrious group of guests from the likes of Mark Ronson, Moby, Orbital and Stonebrige to the next new breed of artists who include Bonsai Kat, Nom De Strip, Reset!, Wafa, Blatta&Inesha and Marten Hørger to name a few.
The album features several original Plump DJs records, a few of their latest remixes and a selection of their tracks remixed by a host of electronic artists.
Artist: Raw Theory
Label: Viper Recordings
Genre: Dance – Dubstep
After three years of dedication in their home studio, Raw Theory’s tracks made their way into the hands of Viper Recordings head honcho, Futurebound. Instantly hearing massive potential in the music he was presented with, Futurebound secured the banging ‘Headrush’ and ‘Solarise’ for last year’s ‘Summer Slammers’ album.
Now exclusively signed to Viper Recordings, Raw Theory drop their first single on Viper VIP with two bangers squarely locked on the dancefloor.