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TEN FÉ – Another Way

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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.

1. Overflow
2. Turn
3. Elodie
4. Twist Your Arm
5. Another Way
6. In The Air
7. Don’t Forget
8. Follow
9. Make Me Better
10. Burst
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:

Ten Fé – Hit The Light LP

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‘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).

Tracklisting:
1. Overflow
2. Turn
3. Elodie
4. Twist Your Arm
5. Another Way
6. In The Air
7. Don’t Forget
8. Follow
9. Make Me Better
10. Burst
11. July Rain

Video: Ten Fé – Turn

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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.

Watch here:

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.

Kllo – Bolide (LONE Remix)

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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).

Video: Kllo – Sense

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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).

Kllo – Walls To Build

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‘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).

Video: Kllo – Bolide

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Melbourne duo Kllo (formerly Klo) recently showcased themselves as a powerhouse in waiting with their stunning new single ‘Bolide’ (the first track off their new EP Well Worn), and today are excited to share their visual imagining of the track. Premiering on Complex, the video was filmed with past collaborators Hamish Mitchell and David Mckinnar, and plays as a perfect backdrop to the blistering new single.

Within days of its release, ‘Bolide’ had been added to rotation on Australian radio (Triple J, RTR, FBi) and received spins on BBC Radio 1 & KCRW, as well as receiving upwards of 1 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 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, Beyond the Valley & 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) and Different Recordings/PIAS (UK/Europe/Japan).

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. Guided by the ghosts of UK garage and like-minded strains of underground dance music, lead single “Bolide” sets a skittish beat against a clipped chorus. Catchy, yes, but also a compelling track of substance and subtlety that’ll leave listeners longing for the pair’s EP.

Well Worn is out August 5th on Ghostly International (North America), Different Recordings // PIAS (UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/ROW). To celebrate the release of ‘Bolide’, Kllo will be heading off on an East Coast tour of Australia this week. They’ve also been announced as part of the huge Splendour in the Grass lineup (July 22-24).

DNKL – Otherside

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One of Sweden’s most hotly tipped new acts, electronic ’noir-pop’ trio DNKL, follow up their acclaimed debut with new single ‘Otherside’. The band’s first release for re-launched UK indie Different Recordings (Claptone, Shadow Child), ‘Otherside’ sees DNKL leave aside the smokey, cinematic feel of their debut EP for a more propulsive, if equally atmospheric, sound.

We started to work on Otherside last summer, actually under quite some pressure,” explains the band. “We were set to perform at Roskilde and at the time of the booking, our first ever in fact, we only had one track out on Soundcloud. We simply had to sit down together and create music that was needed for the show. It turned out to be quite an exciting challenge.”

It was the first time we had experimented with adding dancier elements to our music,” they add. “Lyrically though it’s still very DNKL though, it’s a song about vanity and the heart burning desire to always get a piece of what we don’t have. The constant gazing at the other side.

Reworked and honed on tour, and now a fan favourite at the band’s live shows, ‘Otherside’ marks a remarkably assured return for a band only on their second release. Still with their debut EP ‘Wolfhour’ praised by everyone from The Guardian to The Fader, Noisey, The Line of Best Fit and many more plus appearances at some of Europe’s leading festivals under their belt, DNKL have every reason to feel confident in their sound and their long awaited return is sure to win them new fans around the world. Out via Different Recordings/PIAS.

Ben Watt – The Golden Ratio EP (Charles Webster/Ewan Pearson Remixes)

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Ben Watt hit the pause button on his longstanding and respected electronic label Buzzin’ Fly in 2013 to make room for his own recent creative resurgence as a solo artist (the award-winning ‘Hendra’ album released on his new imprint Unmade Road through Caroline) and writer (his memoir ‘Romany and Tom’ has been nominated for Samuel Johnson Prize), but on November 17 he reactivates the label for a special one-off release.

Arriving as a specially-designed limited double-vinyl edition, the ‘Golden Ratio EP’ features reworks of ‘Golden Ratio’ and ‘Nathaniel’ – two stand-out tracks from the ‘Hendra’ album – by Charles Webster and Ewan Pearson. Webster delivers two throbbing deep house reinventions and one sweetened Balearic retouch of the original mix of ‘Golden Ratio’, while Pearson goes for vibrant New York-style re-edits of ‘Nathaniel’.

The artwork is designed as ever by John Gilsenan at iwantdesign, adding to the very collectible string of sleeves by the designer released by the label. The ‘Golden Ratio EP’ is out on Buzzin’ Fly through PIAS on November 17th 2014 on double vinyl. Unmade Road will release the tracks digitally through Caroline on the same day.

ARCHIVE – Restriction LP

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New album, new tour and three new singles. Well, they say good things come in threes. Therefore ARCHIVE are delighted to announce the release of their new album ‘Restriction’, a massive European tour and three new singles simultaneously released today with accompanying videos.

New album ‘Restriction’ features 12 tracks produced by the band’s long time collaborator Jerome Devoise. The album is due for release on January 12th 2015 on Archive’s very own Dangervisit label via [PIAS].

The first tasters from ‘Restriction’ are the three singles ‘Black And Blue’, ‘Kid Corner’ and ‘Feel It’. Why release three singles simultaneously? As Darius says…

Our aim was to make an album where each track was as strong as the one before it, and having done that we didn’t want to put the focus on to just one “single”. Ideally we’d release every track off the album individually, putting out three singles at once will give people a better picture of the full scope of the album. Also it’s a very un-Archive thing to do, which is obviously half the appeal!

The videos for all three singles can now be seen on Archive’s website: www.archiveofficial.com and also below. You can download the singles now or pre-order the album and receive all three singles immediately from iTunes here.