The Penelopes ‘Tina’

The Penelopes have previously gained a lot of attention online for their sparkling remixes of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' and The Cure's 'Just Like Heaven', and Bowie crops up again (via a cover of 'This Is Not America') on the flipside of their glossy but emotive new single 'Tina'. The video for 'Tina' itself includes footage from Asia Argento’s directorial feature Misunderstood, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. An earlier version of the song ac...

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22/02/2017
22/02/2017

La Terre Tremble!!! ‘The Life Within’

The uncategorisable three-piece finally return with a follow-up to the labyrinthine 2012 release Salvage Blues. The first taster of the forthcoming album Fauxbourdon, called 'The Life Within', is at once a startlingly alien object and one of La Terre Tremble!!!'s most electrifyingly direct songs to date. The video that accompanies it, directed by Samplerman (who also produced the collage-y cover for the album) correlates perfectly with their hig...

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21/02/2017
21/02/2017

Soko ‘Sweet Sound Of Ignorance’

Enigmatic artist and actress Soko unveiled has a new track and video online, her first since the Ariel Pink-featuring My Dreams Dictate My Reality album. This track is in a similarly woozy, warped vein and is accompanied by a video, of which  Soko says "I decided to create a full trip inside my head. I love cartoons, and I cherish my inner child always and forever, so directing my own videos is always a good way to unleash it. There is something...

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20/02/2017
20/02/2017

Cortex @ Jazz Café, 15th June

The pioneering jazz-funk group Cortex were formed in France in the 1970s by French pianist and composer Alain Mion and their recently reissued Troupeau Bleu LP, described as "a genuine buried treasure" by MOJO magazine, went on to become the holy grail of French groove, sampled by the likes MF Doom, Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross. This rare show features the original 1970s lineup. 15th June Jazz Café London...

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17/02/2017
17/02/2017