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Video: Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

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Sampha has today revealed the video for his new single ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’. The video – directed by Jamie James Medina and starring Sampha alongside model and activist Adwoa Aboah – comes in two different formats. As well as a traditional music video, viewers can also immerse themselves in a virtual reality version, a product of Sampha’s creative and technological collaboration with YouTube.

Experience the ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ virtual reality video HERE:

Watch the ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ video HERE:

At once both emotionally raw and achingly beautiful, ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ is a tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s south London family home from the age of three – a piano on which he wrote much of his highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Process. Produced by Sampha and Rodaidh McDonald, Process (to be released February 3rd on Young Turks) is set to be Sampha’s defining artist statement. As one of todays most enigmatic young artists, Sampha previously lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and most recently on Solange’s A Seat At The Table album. Now, on Process – which also features previous singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ and ‘Blood On Me’ – it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story.

Meanwhile, Sampha will perform live throughout 2017, with shows across Europe, north America and Australia. These dates will include two hometown shows at London’s legendary 2,500 capacity Roundhouse venue on 29th (sold out) and 30th March before Sampha joins The xx as support on their north American tour through April and May. Sampha has also recently been announced to perform at the Coachella, Primavera Sound and NOS Primavera festivalslater in the year, with all forthcoming live shows listed below and full ticket information from http://sampha.com/#live

Meanwhile, Sampha will be performing live throughout 2017, including a run of US shows (February 6th – 9th) that will include Chicago, DC and New York stops. These dates come before Sampha joins The xx as support on their north American tour through April and May. Sampha has also recently been announced to perform at the Coachella, Primavera Sound and NOS Primavera festivalslater in the year, with all forthcoming live shows listed below and full ticket information from http://sampha.com/#live

The xx – I See You LP

The xx – Say Something Loving

The xx have released a new song from their forthcoming album, I See You. Following the global success of lead single ‘On Hold’ (and its accompanying Alasdair McLellan directed video), ‘Say Something Loving’ is the second song to be revealed from the London trio’s highly-anticipated third album and is available to download / stream now above.

Released on 13th January via Young Turks, I See You is set to be the first major album release of 2017. It is the follow up to The xx’s two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way (in recent reviews, Uncut described The xx as “the most influential band of the last decade” while The Telegraph stated that they are “the sound of the decade”). I See You marks a new era for Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterised by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.

Meanwhile, The xx have announced a series of shows for their 2017 I See You Tour. These dates include a record-breaking run of seven sold out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton between 8th-15th March, performing to 35,000 people over seven hometown shows. Tickets for all shows are on general sale now via http://thexx.info/tour/

Video: The xx – On Hold

Watch the official music video for “On Hold,” from the forthcoming album ‘I See You,’ available January 13th 2017. Directed by: Alasdair McLellan

The xx – I See You LP

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Thursday 10th November 2016 – The xx today announce details of their highly anticipated third album. Titled I See You, the ten song album will be released on 13th January 2017 via Young Turks. I See You is the follow up to The xx’s two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way.

I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterised by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.

You can hear this clearly on lead single ‘On Hold’, the first piece of music to be revealed from the album. Available from today, you can stream / download ‘On Hold’ HERE or below:

The xx – I See You tracklist:
1. Dangerous
2. Say Something Loving
3. Lips
4. A Violent Noise
5. Performance
6. Replica
7. Brave For You
8. On Hold
9. I Dare You
10. Test Me

I See You will be available on CD, LP and digitally, with each physical format featuring a debossed mirri board sleeve. There will be three different vinyl versions of the album, with full product descriptions as follows:

– Standard Vinyl: 10 tracks, in a debossed mirri board sleeve with a download enclosed for the US and CD copy of the album in EU/UK

– Indie Vinyl: 10 tracks on limited-edition clear vinyl, in a debossed mirri board sleeve with a download enclosed for the US and CD copy of the album in EU/UK. Available only via independent record stores.

– Deluxe Box Set: Silver mirri board debossed box containing the album on 180g heavyweight vinyl, with an extra 12” including 3 bonus tracks, album CD, enhanced CD featuring a live video of bonus track ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’ and 3 exclusive prints by Alasdair McLellan.

I See You is released on 13th January 2017. Pre-order it HERE

Video: Sampha – Blood On Me

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Sampha has released the video for he latest single “Blood On Me”. Directed by Alex Lill, this is Sampha’s first ever solo video and stars the the London vocalist, producer and songwriter front and center. As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha has lent his talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West and, most recently, on Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ release. Now it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story.

Produced by Sampha himself and Rodaidh McDonald, ‘Blood On Me’ builds on the success of acclaimed previous single ‘Timmy’s Prayer’, and is set to feature on his highly-anticipated debut album Process (which will come via Young Turks). Sampha recently made his debut solo TV appearance, performing a stunning rendition of ‘Blood On Me’ with full live band on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Sampha has also announced a series of live dates for October and November, including a
show at Baby’s All Right, a LA show at The Palace Theatre as part of the Red Bull Sound Select series and more (full dates below). Tickets for all shows are on sale from 10am local time today and can be purchased here: sampha.com/#live

Sampha – Blood On Me

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As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha has lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West and most recently on Frank Ocean’s Endless release.

Now it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story. Following the release of acclaimed single ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ earlier this year, he today announces his brand new single ‘Blood On Me’ via Young Turks. Produced by Sampha himself (with co-production from Rodaidh McDonald), ‘Blood On Me’ is set to feature on Process – Sampha’s highly-anticipated debut album.

Meanwhile, Sampha will make his debut solo TV appearance performing live on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.

Sampha – ‘Blood On Me’ is available digitally via Young Turks / Remote Control Records.

Sampha – Timmy’s Prayer

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Sampha has released a brand new song, ‘Timmy’s Prayer’, accompanied by the following words:

Hello,
It’s been a while. I’ve had a lot to process these past couple of years, as we all do, and it’s hard to articulate sometimes.
I wanted to say thank you to all the people who’ve shown me so much love and support.
I’m looking forward to start sharing my music with you again.
Sampha

You can hear ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ below. Out now on Young Turk.

Jamie xx – Loud Places feat. Romy (John Talabot’s Higher Dub)

 

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Barcelona’s house master John Talabot has already released a remix of Jamie xx “In Colour” standout track “Loud Places” featuring Jamie’s the xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. Now, he’s ready to release a white-label 12” that includes two new dub versions of the track.

Below, you can stream the amazing “Higher Dub” version of the track. Out soon on Young Turks.

Jamie xx – Loud Places Remixes

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We’ve already heard John Talabot’s excellent ‘Loud Synths Reconstruction‘ of “Loud Places”, featuring his fellow the xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. The London producer has released a remix EP, featuring five reinterpretations by the likes of John Talabot, Tessela, Barnt, Matthew Herbert and Special Request (aka Paul Woolford) under his  guise. Still waiting for Talabot’s great dub version to come out..

The EP is out now digitally on Young Turks, with a physical edition to come out in October. Buy it here.