‘Bloom’: HVOB release second single from double album ROCCO.
ROCCO, the fourth album by HVOB, will be released on March 15. It is the first double album from the Viennese electronic duo Anna Müller and Paul Wallner and the first HVOB release on pias.
Following “2nd World” at the end of November, the second single from the forthcoming album is the tender track “Bloom”. “2nd World” and “Bloom” define the spectrum of ROCCO, which like the last two HVOB albums also follows a conceptual approach. Following the multimedia-based art project “Trialog” in 2015 and the cross-genre collaboration “Silk” in 2017, ROCCO relates 13 separate but dramaturgically connected narratives about letting go, farewells and new beginnings. The arc spans the entire double album and uses the available space for an impressively diverse journey through the sound world of HVOB.
The video for “Bloom” was directed by Marie Alice Wolfszahn. Her cinematic works often address themes such as time and utopia; here she visualises the central content of the track through transience/decay and reinvention/revival. The cinematic images were produced in collaboration with producer Kurt Mayer and cinematographer Gabriel Krajanek.
Straight after the release of the album HVOB will embark upon their next world tour. The first European dates have already been confirmed, with more to follow, and also in 2019 HVOB will again be appearing in America, Africa, Australia and Asia.
David August – D’Angelo
Label: [PIAS] Cooperative – PIASR392LP
Released: 12 Oct 2018
Style: Ambient, Experimental, Downtempo
The second single of David’s new album „D’Angelo“ coming on October 5th via [PIAS].
The first single of David’s new album “D’Angelo” coming on October 5th via [PIAS].
Today Ten Fé unveil one last track ‘Another Way’, from their debut album ‘Hit The Light’.
Says Ben about ‘Another Way’ “We wrote this song in the height of summer in the Black Country and recorded in the depths of winter in Berlin. Like ‘Elodie’ it was influenced a lot by the films we were watching at the time – bleak, expansive portrayals of America. We kept returning to the image of a character stood out in the deserted street of a small town, singing up to the silhouette of a girl in the window.”
The sonic of the Ewan Pearson-produced track is bright and heartening whilst the feel of the song is more desperately emotive. Listen HERE:
Ben Moorhouse and Leo a.k.a Ten Fé released their last single Twist Your Arm, a bluesy-electro-stomper produced by Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), which was NME’s New Music of the Day, Line Of Best Fit’s Song of the Day, Clash-featured and Hype Machine No. 1. ‘Another Way’ was premiered on BBC 6Music in interview with Tom Robinson – listen here (at 30m). The band were awarded the PRS Momentum prize and will be on a world tour in Spring / Summer. They have amassed over 6 million Spotify streams across their first handful of singles and have had 6 singles top 2 of the Hype Machine.
Ten Fé’s debut album ‘Hit The Light’ out on 3 February is an 11-track LP – tracklisting below.
4. Twist Your Arm
5. Another Way
6. In The Air
7. Don’t Forget
9. Make Me Better
11. July Rain
‘Hit The Light’ will be available through SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS] on CD (SKL004CD), Digital (SKL004DA1) and the LP version is a double vinyl LP (SKL004LP). Pre-order the CD and Vinyl album HERE. Pre-order on iTunes HERE and get the lead single ‘Twist Your Arm’ as an instant download.
Ten Fé will be playing live – tickets available HERE:
‘Hit The Light’ is the debut album release by Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, aka Ten Fé. The 11 track LP from the London-based duo is due for release on 3 February 2017. This follows the release of their acclaimed singles, ‘Make Me Better’, ‘In The Air’, ‘Elodie’ and ‘Turn’, earlier this year, all hitting no. 2 Hype Machine and amassing over 5 millions Spotify streams.
Recorded in the studio built into the Berlin HQ of Kompakt Records in Berlin with Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), ‘Hit The Light’ is a highly accomplished album with a captivating concoction of styles. The record seamlessly fuses intricate contemporary electronics and the band’s signature energetic mix of Americana, Manchester baggy and soulful vocals.
Named ‘Hit The Light’ after the big theme of the album: coming from dark into light; an act of renewal. The album is the result of 4 long years’ of work, which has led them from busking on the London Underground, through a bedroom in Birmingham, to eventually recording in Berlin. The depth of their relationship, creative and personal, has seen them through. It’s no coincidence the name of this band means “Have faith”.
The LP takes you on a journey with the band, a monumental road-trip with Ben and Leo sharing the driving as they each take lead on their own compositions.
The first track to be shared from the album – ‘Overflow’ – is an urgent and vibrant electronic-indie track; an emotional, driving, ode to love lost. Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan’s interwoven vocal, guitar and synth lines create a lush bed of harmony through the track. This time Ben takes lead vocal, delivering in a rich baritone how he “waited a while for love to spark, next I know I’m in the dark”, before ending the song on a defiantly optimistic note, that ”love is there so let it overflow again”. Listen to it HERE:
‘Hit The Light’ will be available through SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS] on CD (SKL004CD), Digital (SKL004DA1) and the LP version is a double vinyl LP (SKL004LP). Pre-order the album through Ten Fé’s store HERE and iTunes HERE (you will get ‘Elodie’ and ‘Overflow’ as instant grats via itunes).
4. Twist Your Arm
5. Another Way
6. In The Air
7. Don’t Forget
9. Make Me Better
11. July Rain
Ten Fé’s ‘Turn’ was a smash online when it dropped last month, hitting no 3 Hype Machine. Today they share the video filmed around their E17 rehearsal space.
In a year since setting out, Ben Moorhouse, Leo Duncan and band have gained real momentum and marked themselves out as one of the UK’s most promising prospects. Previous singles ‘In The Air’ and ‘Elodie’ both reached No. 2 in Hype Machine’s most popular chart and accumulated 4 million Spotify streams, whilst debut single ‘Make Me Better’ was remixed by electronic music legend UNKLE. The band’s hybrid sound of Americana, driving electronics and blissed-out vocal harmonies is finding supporters and fans all over.
With latest single Turn, the London-based band have stripped back and shown us their soulful, woozy side. It’s a track that’s more restrained than earlier singles, with an allure owing to its dusty aesthetic and captivatingly detached vocal. Leo is this time back on lead for a beautifully rendered road-trip record.
Ewan Pearson, who has produced the band’s debut LP, and remixed the likes of Gwenno, Jagwar Ma and Royksopp before delivered an incredible remix of Turn. It was a chugging house rework in his signature style, which made an ecstatic focus of the track’s howling chant.
Turn is the latest glimpse from their forthcoming debut album, produced by Ewan Pearson (M83, Jagwar Ma, The Rapture) over a year’s exile in Berlin, and is set for release at the start of next year on SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS].
Ten Fé play Rough Trade East in London on October 26th as part of Rough Trade’s 40th Birthday and are supporting The Veils at Koko Camden on October 25th. They played the Reeperbahn festival including a packed-out “Best Of” showcase on the Spielbundenplatz.
Having released their hugely anticipated sophomore EP Well Worn back in August, today Kllo share LONE’s rework of the lead single ‘Bolide’. When thinking up remix targets, the R&S Records mainstay was right at the top of Kllo’s wish list. As big fans of the UK producer’s textured, eclectic productions, they weren’t disappointed, with LONE offering up a typically lysergic take on the track.
The remix coincides with the duo’s first ever world tour which currently has them in Europe with RÜFÜS DU SOL. They will then turn their attention to supporting NAO on her European run before heading to North America with RÜFÜS DU SOL once again (as well as playing a run of stand alone shows). Kllo will also play a special London show on November 3rd as part of the[PIAS] Nites series at Omera with fellow [PIAS] Different Recordings artists, Vessels andGroves. To cap off a busy year, they’ll make their New York City live debut at Baby’s All Right onDecember 8th. A full list of dates can be found here.
Well Worn is out now on Ghostly International (North America), Different Recordings/PIAS(UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/ROW).
Kllo today share the official video for their single, ‘Sense’, the third taken from their recently released EP, Well Worn. ‘Sense’ was recorded on the piano in Kllo’s lounge room, leading to the distinct feeling of nostalgia that is evident. Filming the video on Super 8, they went along with a good friend, James Robinson, to a number of locations that are close to the duo’s hearts; the suburb they grew up in, the studio where they wrote a lot of the music, and the parts of Melbourne where they spend their time off. According to the duo, ‘It was important to us that we captured the honest aspects of our life at the moment, as unrefined as the music.’
The video coincides with news that they’ve announced their first ever world tour which will take them across Europe with RÜFÜS DU SOL and NAO and North America with RÜFÜS DU SOL again (as well as playing a run of stand alone shows). Kllo will also play a special London show on November 3rd as part of the [PIAS] Nites series at Omera with fellow [PIAS] Different Recordings artists, Vessels and Groves. To cap off a busy year, they’ll make their New York City live debut at Baby’s All Right on December 8th.
Well Worn is out now on Ghostly International (North America), Different Recordings/PIAS (UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/ROW).
‘Walls to Build’ is the follow up to lead single ‘Bolide‘, which set Kllo storming out of the gates. Within days of its release, ‘Bolide’ had been added to rotation on multiple Australian radio stations and received spins on BBC Radio 1 & KCRW, as well as receiving upwards of 2 million plays on Spotify to date. As Hypemachine’s ‘most blogged artist’ the new single was one of the most talked about tracks in the world as tastemakers (such as Stereogum, the Guardian, xlr8r & more) once again scrambled to champion this exciting, fresh project.
Things happen so fast these days that Kllo barely had a Facebook page or a proper song before a wave of interest began to build around their breakthrough EP. What a telling record title; in the year since its release, cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul have played sold-out shows and festival slots throughout Australia (Dark Mofo, Splendour in the Grass & Melbourne Music Week among many others) and overseas (the Great Escape, Primavera Sound), racked up millions of plays on Spotify, and landed on several Artists to Watch lists. They also recently announced their signing to Ghostly International(North America), Different Recordings/PIAS (UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/Rest of the World).
Now they’re about to chase steely pop singles like ‘False Calls’ and ‘Make Me Wonder’ with the next logical step: Well Worn, an EP that enhances Kllo’s high-gloss hooks even further. Well Worn is out August 5th on Ghostly International (North America), Different Recordings // PIAS(UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/ROW).