Last month Blue Hawaii – Montreal duo of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby – announced Tenderness (their first new album in 4 years) and shared single & video “No One Like You.” Now, they share the album’s next single and its accompanying video: “Versus Game.” Where “No One Like You” illustrated the down-tempo house elements of the album, “Versus Game” packs a bolder punch and a disco beat, more ready for the dance-floor.
Tenderness Out October 6th via Arbutus.
Recall EP [LN009] will be out September, 29th 2017 (7inch & Digital) on Lumière Noire. Order now – https://lumierenoire.lnk.to/Recall
Amidst a savage terrain of volcanic rocks, a scintillating metallic graphical object emerges, slicing through the landscape, floating through as though a divinity. A wanderer is attracted, captivated, and ultimate snatched by the omnipresent cube. The object begins to revolve and its rotations entrance the man into a tribal, symbiotic dance. Frédéric Lebain & Grégoire Pédron are Backgammon partners and neighbours who also blend experimentation with art and beauty in the form of the fashion films and music videos they create together.
Directed by Tero Vuorinen. Out September 15th 2017 thru My Favorite Robot Records. Taken from the album “Don’t Believe In Happiness”, out November 24th 2017.
Nightmares on Wax returns with ‘Back To Nature’, out now on Warp Records.
‘Xpander’ is taken from ‘Sasha : re-Fracted: Live at the Barbican’ limited edition Blu-Ray
At the end of 2016, The xx announced their return and news of a new album (I See You) with the lead single ‘On Hold’. An undoubted highlight of one of the year’s most critically acclaimed albums, ‘On Hold’ has quickly become one of The xx’s biggest songs to date.
Today, the band’s very own Jamie xx reveals his ‘On Hold’ remix – his first official remix in over four years. It comes accompanied by a ‘remix video’ from Alasdair McLellan, who made the original ‘On Hold’ video and has been a key I See Youvisual collaborator. McLellan also created videos for recent xx singles ‘Say Something Loving’ and the star-studded ‘I Dare You’ video (a collaboration with The xx and Raf Simons which featured, among others, Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes).
Watch the Alasdair McLellan-directed ‘On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)’ video HERE
‘On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)’ is available from today via all digital services. It will also be available as a limited (to 1000 copies worldwide) edition 12”, backed with Four Tet’s much talked-about remix of The xx’s ‘A Violent Noise’
Fans can pre-order the 12” HERE
And stream / download the release HERE
Bicep – the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson – today release their first ever official music video for recent single ‘Aura’. Directed by Matilda Finn, who is just off the back of directing ‘Lost’ by Danny Brown. The video, which was inspired by the definition of Aura – the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place – is a journey into a dream sequence where the viewer follows an elusive figure and those that are drawn to him on a journey to the edges of humanity.
Since its release, ‘Aura’ has collected hundreds of thousands of streams and surged to the top 5 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, until then simply having been tagged as ‘Unreleased Bicep’ on countless bootleg recordings from recent gigs, uploaded by fans trying desperately to ID and get their hands on the track.
The duo recently announced their biggest headline live show yet at London’s Roundhouse on 28 April 2018. The show announcement comes after selling out their Electric Brixton live date in 24 hours and sharing news of their self-titled debut album, to be released on 1st September 2017 via Ninja Tune.