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JOB OPPORTUNITY: HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

21/05/19

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The Domino Music Group is looking for a Head of Technology working across both its Record Label and Publishing divisions to be based in our offices in London. The role is envisaged on a full-time basis, but we are amenable to discuss flexibility with candidates to accommodate other professional commitments.

This role will report to the Board of Directors and work in conjunction with our Lead Developer to oversee our technical infrastructure, workflows and projects that sit at the heart of our business.  Successful candidates should have a natural interest in the intersection between technology and the creative marketplace, and be focused on innovation.  This is a unique opportunity to drive forward innovation and strategy at one of the world’s leading independent music companies.

 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
•  Oversee and drive forward the development of technical and digital-focused projects, including: Domino web properties, internal content management tools, analytics and reporting solutions.

•  Work with teams across the company on the best technical and digital product solutions to meet our business and marketing requirements, including evaluation of existing SaaS platforms.

•  Source and manage external developers, acting as the primary point of contact.
 
•  Liase with stakeholders on projects by gathering requirements around time-scales and specifications, and manage the briefing, budgeting, prioritisation and user acceptance criteria. 

•  Serve as the first point of contact for any technical queries or matters from all Domino staff.
 
•  Maintain a micro and macro-level knowledge and understanding of all of Domino’s systems and data.

•  Communicate new developments and initiatives to the Board of Directors routinely

REQUIREMENTS:

We are seeking candidates that meet the following requirements and experience:

 
•  Well-versed in the current methods and best practices of modern software development and product management.
 
•  Curious about the way technology can impact people and business.
 
•  Experienced in planning new digital products and technical services, from business case to roll-out.
 
•  A working knowledge of web architecture, data flows, databases and managing interactions between them.
 
•  Superior organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks in a collaborative environment.

 
•  Excellent written and verbal communication / interpersonal skills.

 
•  An understanding of and experience in working in the music business will be a significant plus.
 
TO APPLY:
 
Please send a cover letter stating how you meet the requirements, along with your CV to digitalhire@dominorecordco.com . The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 31st May.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: SENIOR DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

07/05/19

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Senior Digital Marketing Manager Position

Based in our London office, Domino Recording Company is seeking a full time Senior Digital Marketing Manager.

We are seeking an experienced digital marketer with 4+ years’ experience and a background in UK and International digital marketing. The position assumes a key role in our UK team, working hand in hand with Product Management and driving the strategy, creative and practical implementation of our UK digital marketing campaigns. The central conduit for our International digital marketing, you will liaise closely with our International team and International Domino offices to implement best in class digital marketing strategies globally.

Our ideal candidate will bring a strong strategic background and a practical skill set as a digital project manager: understanding and translating campaign objectives to the digital space, running global digital advertising campaigns, driving creative digital initiatives such as API builds, and crucially will understand Domino’s artists and imbue this in our digital campaigns.

We are seeking a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills and proven experience managing multiple active projects simultaneously. As Senior Digital Marketing Manager you will bring a wealth of best practice in advertising processes, results benchmarking, and confidently guide our UK and International teams through campaigns, from inception to completion.

You will be comfortable working both autonomously and collaboratively – able to conceive ideas and bring them to fruition, enlisting the skills of the wider Domino digital and marketing teams to build great campaigns. You will be confident briefing internal and external designers, delegating to coordinators and working closely with multiple teams across the label.

At Domino we are a collaborative and creative team, working as a close-knit unit to build globally minded campaigns. The Senior Digital Marketing position is a brilliant opportunity to take ownership of our digital marketing strategy in a fast paced, supportive team environment.

Duties include:

• Conceive and oversee Domino’s digital marketing strategies, working closely with Product Management and the wider Digital team at a campaign and best practice level

• Lead UK & International digital marketing campaigns that support campaign marketing objectives, working closely with the UK & International teams to effectively plan campaign activity and measure effectiveness

• Managing Domino’s digital advertising internally: buying and optimising advertising across various platforms including Facebook Business Manager (Facebook and Instagram), Google Ads (Search, Display and YouTube), Snapchat and more, with support from a coordinator

• Drive briefs for digital marketing tools in collaboration with internal and external designers/developers including: campaign websites and API builds, banner advertisements, bespoke social media assets, pre-roll video ads and more

• Run social media campaigns and fan focused engagement initiatives, speaking to and leveraging our artists’ ecosystems to best serve our campaigns

• Use digital insights / analytics to create a deeper understanding of our artists within the team via demographic and engagement reports, social media snapshots and advertising results

• Stay abreast of and advise the team on the latest developments in social media, fan engagement, online advertising, digital media and music/technology partnerships

• Maintain our relationships in the digital marketing realm, with a particular focus on social network partners including TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Google and more

Requirements:

• Minimum of four years’ digital marketing and campaign experience in the music industry or closely related field

• Management experience and strong delegating skills
• High level practical skill set in digital advertising and digital project management

• Proven experience managing multiple active projects simultaneously

• Proven experience using social media to effectively enhance marketing campaigns

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail

• Experience in International digital marketing highly regarded

• Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

Please send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to vacancy@dominorecordco.com before 5pm on Monday June 3rd, 2019.

 

ARLO DAY ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP ON DOMINO

Arlo Day | 12/04/19

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ARLO DAY

Shares debut single and video 'Bad Timing' on Domino - watch here

Announces Bad Timing EP - out 31st May - and EP launch show on 6th June at Bermondsey Social Club

Arlo Day is the moniker of Alice Barlow, a young songwriter and guitarist from South-East London whose unique ear for melody, haunting vocals and rumbling guitar tones have gained a quiet reputation as one of the capital’s best kept secrets. Newly-signed to iconic indie label Domino, Arlo Day has today revealed her debut single ‘Bad Timing’ and its emotive video. ‘Bad Timing’ is the lead single and title track taken from her first EP - due out 31 May on Domino. The EP is available to pre-order here. Arlo Day will celebrate the record’s release with a special EP launch show at Bermondsey Social Club on 6 June with a full band. Tickets are available here.

Speaking about the process around writing ‘Bad Timing’, Barlow said: “I recorded ‘Bad Timing’ at home last summer, it was a song I wrote after a break up when many things in my life seemed out of sync. I was aiming to capture the feeling of loss and how hindsight can really do a number on you sometimes.” Having cut her teeth in the same burgeoning scene that gave rise to artists like King Krule, Jerkcurb and Puma Blue as well as touring with bands like Whitney - ‘Bad Timing’ displays a first taste of Barlow’s carefully honed, distinctive songcraft: timeless and truly her own.

Stream 'Bad Timing' here

The video for ‘Bad Timing’ came together during the cold winter months of 2018 with Barlow collaborating alongside friends Holly Taylor, Elena Isolini and Esther Collins. The visuals were shot in the friends’ houses and all around South London. Barlow adds: ‘Like the song, the video is based around the disparity of time and hindsight, and how moments of the past can replay in your mind. We were inspired by photographs by Duane Michals and Katrien de Blauwer, and Lynne Ramsay’s short film Gasman.’

Self-produced and recorded at home, the Bad Timing EP is a trio of tracks that showcase her deft ability to write songs that are at once personal vignettes and brooding canvases for introspection. Lyrics like “What is it that I need to feel satisfied  / your love makes me feel terrified” glisten on the EP’s title track, floating above a bed of swirling guitars perfectly counterbalanced by a rhythm section that combine to spell-binding effect. ‘I guess we’ll call it bad timing, or say it’s lesson learning’ follows, delivering the sentiment with a sharp focus. It’s the kind of heady dynamic that clearly comes naturally to Arlo Day; beautiful turns of phrase are delivered atop instrumentation with nothing extraneous, while well placed sonic flourishes create stunning moments of tension and release  - together, they create something effortless and enticing. Bad Timing introduces Arlo Day as a singular and exciting new songwriting talent.

See Arlo Day on tour in 2019:

6 Jun | Bad Timing EP launch - Bermondsey Social Club, London

15 - 19 Aug | Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

18 - 21 Jul | Latitude Festival, Suffolk


Arlo Day - Bad Timing EP - out 31/05/2019 via Domino.

Pre-order: Physical | Digital 

EP tracklisting:

1. Bad Timing

2. This Love

3. Broke

 

Arlo Day Online:

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HAYDEN THORPE ANNOUNCES DIVINER, THE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM – OUT 24TH MAY

Hayden Thorpe | 09/04/19

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It is with great pleasure that Domino announce Diviner, the debut solo album from Hayden Thorpe, due for release on 24th May 2019. Along with the news of Diviner, Hayden Thorpe shares the new track, “Love Crimes” plus a video, directed by Alexandra Liveris.


Diviner is a deeply emotional album: lyrically generous in its candid tone and self-awareness, the melodies resonant with sense memory. The album feels like a startling departure from Thorpe’s previous work with Wild Beasts and also unlike anything else being made at the moment.

 

Written in a deep period of flux; at points in California, Cornwall and at his home in London - the latter acting as a womb-like space where he worked out his new life, story and belief systems. “My adulthood was based on a certain belief system, a band, a family. When it shifted entirely, I had a ghost I had to find a new haunt for,” Thorpe notes. But his belief in songs as transformative entities kept him going. “I believe in the medicinal properties of songs. I believe in their healing properties,” he says. “Songs defy time, they don’t erode or denature, they come with you and reform anew in your mind as and when you need them.”

 

“I broke up with myself. So this is a break-up album, but not about a relationship. It’s a break-up from a past self, it’s a breakup from the old idea of yourself and therefore every relationship, of all kinds, that you’ve ever had.”

 

Throughout the record, Thorpe’s voice is a beacon - paired with weaving piano, ambient guitar drifts and propulsive bass lines - his sound is even more powerfully unfettered than before, as if he’d found a new inner voice, a new way to use his instrument.


 

STREAM “LOVE CRIMES” HERE

 

Previously released title track, “Diviner” is out now, watch the video HERE and stream it HERE.

Diviner tracklist:

 

Diviner

Straight Lines

Earthly Needs

Love Crimes

Stop Motion

In My Name

Anywhen

Human Knot

Spherical Time

Impossible Object

 

Diviner will be available on deluxe & standard LP, CD and digitally, pre order it now:

Deluxe LP | Standard LP & CD | Digital

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Hayden Thorpe online:

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HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'A BATH FULL OF ECSTASY'

Hot Chip | 03/04/19

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Hot Chip confirm new album A Bath Full of Ecstasy will be released on June 21st

Watch the video for ‘Hungry Child’ HERE

Announce autumn tour for North America, Europe and UK

Playing London tonight as part of sold out worldwide tour


Hot Chip will release their electrifying seventh album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, on June 21st. Their third album for Domino, A Bath Full of Ecstasy is the group’s definitive release, crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms.

Recorded in Paris and London, the album sees the group (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor) open up to a more adventurous and collaborative song-writing process, choosing to work with outside producers for the first time: Philippe Zdar, the French maestro who’s shaped the magic of Cassius and Phoenix, and Rodaidh McDonald, the Scot who’s collaborated with The XX, David Byrne and Sampha, among others.

Today, the band share the first song from the record, ‘Hungry Child’; for 6 glorious minutes, Hot Chip fuse the uplifting soft pads and melodic keys of classic soulful house and the percussive swing of UK garage, full of sweet vocalisations and rhythmic snaps, to make an instant, club-ready hit. The video for ‘Hungry Child’ is directed by Saman Kesh and features Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub.

Stream ‘Hungry Child’ here.


Having headlined BBC’s 6Music Festival last weekend, Hot Chip have been debuting new songs at intimate shows in the UK this week; their dates continue in Europe and North America later this month before the quintet reassert themselves as the ultimate festival band this summer, taking in Glastonbury, All Points East, NOS Alive, Pukkelpop and many more. Additionally, in autumn, Hot Chip will embark on their biggest ever headline tours in the UK, Europe and North America.

A Bath Full of Ecstasy is a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in the band's career. Alongside the external producers, the album also finds Taylor stepping out of his comfort zone with his lyricism; though rooted in first person, here his storytelling becomes more bodily, and more open to new ideas. The record is a celebration of joy but recognises the struggle it can take to get to that point of happiness. You can hear the pleasure Hot Chip had in creating this album and they want to pass on that feeling to the listener. It is time to get lost in A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

The album artwork has been created by Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

Tracklisting:

  1. Melody of Love
  2. Spell
  3. Bath Full of Ecstasy
  4. Echo
  5. Hungry Child
  6. Positive
  7. Why Does My Mind
  8. Clear Blue Skies
  9. No God

Upcoming live dates

4th April – Village Underground, London SOLD OUT

5th April – Concorde 2, Brighton SOLD OUT

6th April – Trinity, Bristol SOLD OUT

8th April – Trabendo, Paris SOLD OUT

9th April – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels SOLD OUT

11th April – Luxor, Cologne SOLD OUT

12th April – Mojo, Hamburg SOLD OUT

13th April – Columbia Theatre, Berlin SOLD OUT

14th April – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam SOLD OUT

29th April – Elsewhere, Brooklyn SOLD OUT

1st May – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA SOLD OUT

2nd May – Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA SOLD OUT

4th May – August Hall, San Francisco CA SOLD OUT

24th May - All Points East festival, London

1st June – Heartland festival, Egeskov Castle, Denmark

8th June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland

14-16th June – Maifeld Derby festival, Mannheim, Germany

28-30th June – Glastonbury festival, Somerset

4th July – Vida Festival, Catalonia Spain

5th July – Pointu Festival, Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

11th July – NOS Alive festival, Lisbon, Portugal

11-13th July – Bilbao Live festival, Bilbao, Spain

19-21st July – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield

19-21st July – Biarritz en été festival, Biarritz, France

26th July – Les Nuits Secrètes festival, Aulnoye-Aimeries, France

2-4th August – All Together Now festival, Waterford, Ireland

4th August – Playground of Sound festival, Glasgow

16th August – La Route du Rock festival, St Malo, France

16-18th August – Pukkelpop festival, Hasselt, Belgium

30th August – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, Netherlands

 

Autumn 2019 headline tour

3rd Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY

4th Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY

7th Sept - 9:30 Club, Washington DC

8th Sept - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA

9th Sept – Royale, Boston MA

10th Sept – MTELUS, Montreal QC

12th Sept - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON

13th Sept - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL

14th Sept - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN

17th Sept - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC

18th Sept - The Showbox, Seattle WA

19th Sept - The Showbox, Seattle WA

20th Sept - Roseland Theater, Portland OR

24th Sept - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA

25th Sept - Fox Theater, Oakland CA

27th Sept - Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

17th Oct – Olympia, Dublin

18th Oct - O2 Institute 1, Birmingham

21st Oct - O2 Academy, Bristol

22nd Oct - Rock City, Nottingham

24th Oct – LCR, Norwich

30th Nov – Alcatraz, Milan

2nd Dec – Melkweg, Amsterdam

3rd Dec – Columbiahalle, Berlin

4th Dec - den Atelier, Luxembourg

5th Dec - Les Docks, Lausanne

7th Dec - Elysée Montmartre, Paris

11th Dec – Docks, Hamburg

14th Dec – Vasateatern, Stockholm

15th Dec – Rockefeller, Oslo

Tickets on general sale Fri 12th April @ 10am

A Bath Full of Ecstasy is available to pre-order on signed deluxe double LP (transparent orange and turquoise vinyl in exclusive black and white sleeve), standard double LP, CD and digitally. Pre-orders of the album will also enter purchasers into a ticket pre-sale for the band’s worldwide autumn tour dates. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

Hot Chip Online:

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GEORGIA SHARES NEW SINGLE “ABOUT WORK THE DANCEFLOOR”

Georgia | 29/03/19

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Fresh from a hugely successful trip to Austin for SXSW Festival, Georgia has returned with her latest single, “About Work The Dancefloor”.

“About Work The Dancefloor” is a defiant slice of electro-pop, exploring love, passion, melancholy and the thrill of finding yourself on the dancefloor. Showcasing Georgia’s upbeat pop brilliance, the track is a reflection of the rich influences of Georgia’s personal experience with club culture. “About Work The Dancefloor” follows the euphoric hit single, “Started Out” which reached the A-list at BBC Radio1 and broke in to the top 15 in the Shazam charts.

“About Work The Dancefloor is a song written in response to the clubbing culture I experienced in cities whilst touring. Going out and getting that emotion or sensation from a collective energy in various spaces. It’s that stuff of old school disco, the thrill of the dance floor” says Georgia on the track. The video was directed by NYSU in Madrid.

Along with the new single, Georgia has announced worldwide tour dates, including a show at London’s Redon on Thursday 20th May. There will be further dates in the UK, France and Australia before festival dates in the summer. Full list can be found below.

Watch the video for “Started Out” HERE

Watch the visualiser for “Mellow” feat. Shygirl HERE

“About Work The Dancefloor” features a photograph by renowned, influential American documentary and portrait photographer, Nancy Honey who allowed Georgia to use photographs from her archive. The image is entitled “Bath” which is part of Triptych 9A, taken from Honey’s photographic series, Woman to Woman, published by Hexagon Editions, 1990.

Buy “About Work The Dancefloor” digitally HERE


Georgia Live

3/4 – Nantes, FR – Les Femmes s'en Mêlent

5/4 – Paris, FR – Les Femmes s'en Mêlent

20/4 – Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaique Festival

24/4 – Sydney, AU – Enmore Theatre *

26/4 – Brisbane, AU – The Tivoli *

28/4 – Melbourne, AU – The Forum *

10/5 – Brighton, UK - The Great Escape

17/5 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana

18/5 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo

20/5 – Leeds, UK – Hyde Park Book Club

21/5 – Manchester, UK – YES

22/5 – London, UK – Redon

29/5 – Berlin, DE – FluxFM at FluxBau

7/6 – Helsinki, Fi – Sideways Festival

8/6 – Aarhus, DK – Northside Festival

28/6 – Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival

12/7 – Bilbao, ES – BBK Festival

20/7 – Sheffield, UK – Tramlines Festival

21/7 – Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival

3/8 – Hever, UK – Neverworld Festival

11/8 – Newquay, UK – Boardmasters Festival

25/8 – Reading, UK - Reading Festival Radio 1 Dance Stage

26/8 – Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival Radio 1 Dance Stage

30/8 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK – End of the Road Festival

1/09 – Stradbally, IE – Electric Picnic Festival

7/11 – Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves Festival

16-17/11 – Mexico City, MX -  Corona Capital Festival

* = with Jungle

Georgia Online

Website / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter 


 

PETER PERRETT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'HUMANWORLD'

Peter Perrett | 25/03/19

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Peter Perrett returns once again with Humanworld, his second album since signing to Domino, it will be released on June 7th.

One of the recent past’s most unexpected come-back stories, Peter Perrett – former frontman of The Only Ones - resurfaced in 2017 with How The West Was Won, an album that saw him chart in the UK, star on BBC Newsnight, sell out rooms at Electric Ballroom and Islington Assembly Hall, and collect accolades across the board.

The first song to be shared from Humanworld is the album’s opening track, ‘I Want Your Dreams’.

Stream ‘I Want Your Dreams’ here.

In this new chapter, Peter continues to dissect romance and politics with his trademark sense of sardonic wit and wry humour, if not with more vigour even and a palpable sense of immediacy. Peter adds, “This record has got more urgency and the songs are more concise. Don’t like words such as progression but I hope this is texturally and sonically more interesting than How The West Was Won.”

Peter’s band includes his guitar and bass playing sons Jamie and Peter Jr, drummer Jake Woodward, Jenny Maxwell (Microkorg synthesiser, viola, BVs) and Lauren Moon (keys, drums, BVs) - a tight-knit bunch who have honed this album and the previous one with choice live performances here and in Europe.

Perrett is not unshackled from his past however: “I would say that power within is positive but that pessimism has heavy connotations. I have to look for duality in everything. No matter how bad things are there is always salvation in any given situation. There used to be a part of me, maybe still is, that doesn’t give a fuck about anything; hence my escapist nature. But having children has changed that. Hence the name of the album. You have to look for the good in the world. A romantic belief perhaps.”

“I’m fully aware there are a lot of people who never even thought I’d get to make another album, let alone two, in such a short time.”

Following the years of possibly having too much fun, Peter Perrett is in the process of rebuilding himself, his family, and his art. Working with his sons and fronting another great band, he’s firmly back on track. Humanworld features a production credit for Peter’s son Jamie who also contributes a song to the album (‘Master of Destruction’); and the story of knitting a family back together following a history of chaos and addiction now takes a step closer to centre stage.

Tracklisting:

  1. I Want Your Dreams
  2. Once Is Enough
  3. Heavenly Day
  4. Love Comes On Silent Feet
  5. The Power Is In You
  6. Believe In Nothing
  7. War Plan Red
  8. 48 Crash
  9. Walking In Berlin
  10.  Love’s Inferno
  11. Master Of Destruction
  12. Carousel

Upcoming live dates

21st May – Mash House, Edinburgh

22nd May – King Tuts, Glasgow

23rd May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

25th May – Actress & Bishop, Birmingham

26th May – Concorde 2, Brighton

28th May – Thekla, Bristol

29th May – Scala, London

Tickets on general sale Wed at 10am, on Musicglue presale Tues at 10am

Humanworld is available to pre-order on Dom Mart exclusive vinyl (coloured vinyl + signed photo print), deluxe vinyl (coloured vinyl), standard vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

 

Peter Perrett Online:

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PROTOMARTYR REISSUE DEBUT ALBUM 'NO PASSION ALL TECHNIQUE'

Protomartyr | 05/03/19

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Protomartyr announce reissue of out-of-print debut album

No Passion All Technique out May 3rd via Domino

Watch new video for ‘Jumbo’s’ here

 

Today, Protomartyr finally answer what is probably their most frequently asked question: "When are you going to reissue your first album?" For fans of the band, No Passion All Technique has long been something of a mystery. Not available on streaming services; long out of print (and going for ridiculous prices on Discogs), why was this album so elusive?

On May 3rd, it ceases to be out of reach, as Domino will release a deluxe reissue of No Passion All Technique, along with an expanded digital version that includes four non-album tracks from the same recording session – ‘King Boots’, ‘Bubba Helms’, and ‘Cartier E.G.s’ from the Dreads 85 84 7”, and ‘Whatever Happened To The Saturn Boys?’, which has never before been released. Additionally, today the band shares a video for longtime live staple and fan favorite ‘Jumbo's’, directed by frequent Protomartyr-collaborator Yoonha Park – also responsible for the band's ‘Don’t Go To Anacita’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ videos from their past two releases.

 

Stream ‘Jumbo’s’ here.

 

When Protomartyr - vocalist Joe Casey, guitarist Greg Ahee, bassist Scott Davidson, drummer Alex Leonard - stepped into a studio together for the first time, in November of 2011, they didn’t know they were about to record an album. With only four hours of studio time booked and one case of beer between them, their plan was to walk out with enough songs for a seven-inch single. Instead, at the suggestion of engineer Chris Koltay, the newly formed Detroit outfit recorded as much as they possibly could, in what little time they had. 

They left with 21 songs - enough material for two singles and a full-length album that, years later, is still vital listening. 

Sold out and out of print shortly after its original release on Urinal Cake Records in October 2012, No Passion All Technique is a sometimes-messy look at one of rock’s most magnetic bands - and lyricists - just as they were coming to life. Primal, cerebral, heartbreaking, funny - it’s an accidental tour de force that’s also become an unlikely collector’s item. “My memory is shot,” Casey says, “but I appreciate now, looking back, how raw and off-the-cuff it was. There’s tons of mistakes in it and that wasn’t because we planned on it. We still can’t really admit that it’s as good as it is. You never want to say that your first is the best, but I’m happy that the first ended up not being terrible. It gave us doorway to what we’d want to do later. ”


No Passion All Technique deluxe edition tracklisting:

1. In My Sphere

2. Machinist Man

3. Hot Wheel City

4. 3 Swallows

5. Free Supper

6. Jumbo’s

7. Ypsilanti

8. Too Many Jewels

9. (Don’t You) Call Me Out My Name

10. How He Lived After He Died

11. Feral Cats

12. Wine of Ape

13. Principalities

14. King Boots (Bonus Track)

15. Bubba Helms (Bonus Track)

16. Cartier E.G.s (Bonus Track)

17. Whatever Happened to the Saturn Boys? (Bonus Track)

 

No Passion All Technique is available to pre-order on limited pressing starburst vinyl w/ 20-page zine, CD, and digital download. The digital release includes four non-album bonus tracks. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital


Protomartyr Online:

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CLINIC ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'WHEELTAPPERS AND SHUNTERS'

Clinic | 05/03/19

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Hear ye, hear ye! Roll up, roll up! Welcome to Wheeltappers and Shunters! After an unprecedented seven year break, Clinic, Liverpool’s cherished post-punk pop experimentalists return with album number eight, released on May 10th, by Domino. The unusual name is taken from the long-forgotten 1970s ITV variety show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, compered by Bernard Manning, which recreated the smoky, boozy atmosphere of Northern working men's clubs for a sofa-bound audience.

“It’s been a pisstake thing between us for quite a few years,” reveals Ade Blackburn, Clinic spokesman, of the show that the album title references. “Whenever we’d talk about a song sounding too ‘cabaret’ or too nice, we’d say, ‘That’s a bit Wheeltappers and Shunters’.

This album is neither a celebration nor a denigration of the culture of the era in which Blackburn and his collaborator-in-chief, Hartley, grew up. “It’s a satirical take on British culture - high and low,” explains Blackburn. “It fascinates me that people look back on the 1970s as the glory days. It’s emerged that there was a darker, more perverse side to that time. When you look back on it now it was quite clearly there in mainstream culture.”

The first track to be shared from Wheeltappers and Shunters is ‘Rubber Bullets’, fifties rock’n’roll is the order of the day as Blackburn grunts “Neanderthal” over a twanging rockabilly guitar riff à la Scotty Moore.

Stream ‘Rubber Bullets’ here.

 

The album was recorded last year in founding band member Hartley's Liverpool studio, before they brought in Dilip Harris (King Krule, Sons Of Kemet, Mount Kimbie) to mix it. “We thought it felt right to make a fun, dancefloor album in these dark and conservative times,” Blackburn continues. Fun, sure, but this is Clinic – their brand of fun oozes with menace.

The Great Britain that Clinic are evoking is not that ancient, bucolic past of village green cricket, half a mild and hanky-waving Morris Dancers that many seem so determined that the country should return to, but a rather more sleazy past. Clinic’s reverie is for a time when Blackpool was the pleasure capital of the kingdom and the public was kept entertained by travelling circuses and the dirty glamour of the funfair; tacky end of the pier merriment and enforced fun at Butlins; when bell-ringing town criers bellowed their nonsensical broadsides into the ether.

For most bands about to enter their third decade as an entity the well would be running dry, but eight albums in and Clinic still retain the ability to surprise. Clocking in at just over 28 minutes, Wheeltappers and Shunters is an absolute blast, rich in detail and sonic intrigue, those precious minutes stuffed with ideas. “We’d released albums like clockwork every two years, so it seemed natural to have a break,” Blackburn reveals. “It allowed everyone to do some quite oddball stuff, away from Clinic. I think we all wanted a bit more freedom.”

Additionally, Clinic have announced they will play BBC’s 6 Music Festival in Liverpool later this month.

Tracklisting:

1. Laughing Cavalier

2. Complex

3. Rubber Bullets

4. Tiger

5. Ferryboat of the Mind

6. Mirage

7. D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E

8. Flying Fish

9. Be Yourself/Year of the Sadist

10. Congratulations

11. Rejoice!

12. New Equations at the Copacabana

Upcoming live dates

Sunday 31st March – BBC 6 Music Festival, Liverpool

 

Wheeltappers and Shunters will be available to buy on Dom-Mart exclusive vinyl (opaque red vinyl and 12x12” photographic print), standard vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

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NERIJA ANNOUNCE SIGNING TO DOMINO + SHARE RE-MIXED AND REMASTERED DEBUT NÉRIJA EP IN FULL

Nérija | 11/02/19

Image: Nérija launch pic

Domino are delighted to formally introduce Nérija; the septet of Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass).

Their debut NÉRIJA EP – originally composed, recorded and self-released  following their meetings and collaborations via London’s Tomorrow’s Warriors – is today re-released digitally in full, having been re-mixed by kwes and remastered by Chris Potter at Electric.

 

Stream NÉRIJA EP in full on Spotify HERE

Stream NÉRIJA EP in full on Apple Music HERE

Stream NÉRIJA EP in full on YouTube HERE


The EP will also have its first vinyl release on 22nd March 2019. Pre-order on heavyweight 12” vinyl and CD via Domino Mart HERE.


NÉRIJA EP Track List

Pinkham V

Redamancy

The Fisherman

For You

Valleys

Alongside the re-release of the NÉRIJA EP, Nérija have announced a new London headline date at Oslo on Tuesday 26th March. Tickets are on Wednesday 13th February at 10am. The band are also confirmed for this year’s South By South West Festival, as well as being recently announced for this year’s End of the Road Festival.

Nérija Live Dates

Tuesday 26th March 2019 – Oslo, London, UK

March 2019 – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas, USA

29th August – 1st September – End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK

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