Slowes unveil teaser videos for ‘(Heartbreak:Again)’ and ‘Times’ + The Lexington show on 27th April

Having signed to Distiller Records in 2016 and on the brink of their imminent debut EP ‘Times’ on 26th May, Slowes, Jack Kilburn (vocals) and Anders Hamann (drums) unveil a series of videos depicting the visual emotions of the band’s music.

Both videos for ‘(Heartbreak: again)’ and ‘Times’ serve as visual introductions to the main video for the lead single ‘Anymore’, offering us a glimpse into the characters of the film; making all three videos an intimate, unique project about solitude, loneliness and human connection.

Speaking of the videos Jack Kilburn says:
“All together the three parts (Heartbreak:Again, Times & Anymore) make up a film about existential solitude, not necessary loneliness, in which three different characters meet each other in their wanderings. You might say it’s a film about the cohesion between lonely wanderers; about being alone together.”

Having originally released their debut single ‘I Need You’ in 2016, Slowes have seen growing tastemaker support from the likes of Indie Shuffle, Clash and Idolator, gaining 100k+ hits on Soundcloud and exposure across BBC Radio, with support from Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Nemone.

Featuring the mercurial talents of Jack and Anders at the fore, Slowes embark on a musical rollercoaster having attracted exhaustive comparisons – from the likes of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Whitney, Slowes’ latest single ‘Anymore’ takes their unique sound further into the unknown and seen the band make an indelible impression even at this early stage – the ‘Times’ EP does nothing to dispel those plaudits.

Slowes continue their burgeoning live reputation with a special live show at The Lexington on 27th April.

‘Times’ EP is produced by Slowes with Christian Alex Petersen, mixed by Ben Baptie (Arcade Fire, Adele, Låpsley) and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Jamie xx, Shura, Daughter).

Available digitally.

The New Amsterdam Festival April 29 & 30 Presented by House of Yes and Greater Ridgewood Historical Society

On the weekend of April 29-30, the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society and House of Yes invite their cherished communities to a celebration of Dutch culture and the beginning of spring at The New Amsterdam Festival taking place at the historic Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens from 11am-9pm daily. With loads of family-friendly activities for everyone from all ages and stages of life, the FREE two-day event will see the outdoor open-air space transform into an outdoor Dutch wonderland featuring food trucks and vendors, a Heineken beer garden, local artisan market, live band and DJs, circus performances, and lots more fun-filled surprises. Coinciding with Dutch springtime festivities including Holland’s King’s Day (April 27) celebrated nationally and Tulip Festival (April 14-May 4) in Flevoland, The New Amsterdam Festival will see the grounds of the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House covered in rows of flowering tulip bulbs and orange-themed decor and accompanying performer outfits.

“The thing about House of Yes is that everyone associates us as being a nightlife spot that only caters to a 21+ crowd. While that’s a huge component of what we offer, our vision and ethos is so much more than that and is really all about supporting our local community,” says Kae Burke, co-founder and co-creative director of House of Yes. “Community is at the core of everything we do from supporting local artists and performers, to booking local vendors at our weekend market with Mamas Bazaar. The New Amsterdam Festival is about not only the beginning of spring but also about bringing people together from all ages and walks of life and a chance for us to give something back to our neighbors that is fun for families too and at the same time delivers a little slice of Dutch culture to Queens, New York.”

Over the weekend, attendees will be able to partake in lots of fun-filled all-age activities including lawn games like bocce and cornhole or get the whole family involved in a community game of human foosball. Interactive art, live painting, hula hooping, face painting, circus performances, and lots of arts and crafts will round out the two day festival’s offerings making this the perfect weekend activity for parents and their kids wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of New York without leaving the borough of Queens on a beautiful historical garden estate.

Inviting attendees to join in the festivities for lunch, dinner or a snack, House of Yes is offering the chance to take a bite out of Holland’s cuisine and enjoy delicious Dutch treats including sweet stroopwafel waffles, thick and crispy frites with mayo, and more as well as other worldly food options from a selection of vendors including Queen of Falafel. For the 21 and overs, they will be able to cool off from the springtime sun under a tented beer garden with a smooth and flavorful serving of Holland’s first premium beer, Heineken.

For those looking to indulge in some seasonal shopping, Mamas Bazaar will act as a one-stop shop for ‘spring into spring’ wardrobe needs with over fifteen local artisan vendors. Highlight stalls partaking in the festival include vintage wonderland Screaming Mimis, illuminated wearable art courtesy of Electric Candy Couture, eco-natural clothing from Chiang Mai by Bellewaera, cute tees and totes by Adorned By You, ethical fashion and eco-prints from Jwhite Original, festival fashion and apparel by Ornate Reverie, gifts by BreadxButta, mysterious treasures by Blue Raven Fox, and lots more from talented local New York vendors.

A live Dutch bluegrass band from 3pm-6pm will be certain to keep the festival energy high and have everyone from children to parents and adults shaking it on the dancefloor. Then from 6pm-9pm, the House of Yes resident DJs will bring their radiating dance party beats to the festival alongside their signature eccentric, and flamboyant style that is synonymous with Brooklyn’s favorite nightlife spot.

Together with a suggested donation of $2 per adult and with a portion of bar sales, funds will be collected to raise awareness and preservation for the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, an official New York City landmark, and the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City and a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, a non-profit organization established in 1975.

Saturday April 29 & Sunday April 30
The New Amsterdam Festival
Dutch food and culture
Live music and DJs
Arts and crafts
Circus performances
Local artisan market
Lawn games + activities

Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY
11am-9pm
Rain or shine
Suggested donation $2 per adult

www.houseofyes.org
www.onderdonkhouse.org

More information available on Eventbrite.

Kemmi Kamachi – T1 015

Kemmi Kamachi started spinning records at the age of 12, and his live perfomences have generated a lot of tasty material.

He’s diving into his archieves, and building some strong and energetic tunes, coming straight out of his live expertise.

The first result of his digging are two tracks titled “Rise” and “Made In The Kitchen”, both influenced by rambling kicks, dark techno ambience and thrilling synths.

This little jam will be out on May 11th on T1 Music.

Paolo M. makes Jango return with ‘Sucker Mc’s’

Hailing from South Italy, Paolo M. has hit 2017 hard. He finished last year with a release on popular imprint Area 94 Records, with ‘Cluberia’ being his most recent appearance on the label. But with a new year he has found a new home alongside them, and Jango Music clearly think highly of him. ‘Sucker MC’s’ is Paolo’s second release on the label this year, and with such a quick turnaround of records he is showing why the buzz about his productions is not over nothing.

With an extensive back catalogue of live shows, Paolo is no stranger to the limelight. He has performed in some of Italy’s most notorious clubs, and has done multiple shows outside of his native country. This experience with the crowd as his mercy has led to him being able to create exactly what his audiences want to hear, and there are few people out there better at putting together a banger to get the crowd moving than Paolo.

‘Sucker MC’s’ showcases Paolo at his very best. His intense four to the floor percussion alongside an addictive bassline is jaw dropping. The main vocal cuts are sure to be stuck in the listener’s head long after listening, and the sometimes dissonant synth work is proof of Paolo’s ability to make the left-field sound positively wicked.

Paolo himself says that from a young age, it was his passion for music that made him start Djing and later move on to producing. His inherent ability is obvious and more importantly his passion for music is evident in every production. Paolo has a big future and, if he keeps performing at his current rate, you can expect to see much more of him this year.

Lea Porcelain announce new London show on 26th April with Gangly @ Omeara + debut album ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’

Rising electronic post-punk duo, Lea Porcelain, are pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’ on 16th June 2017 with a short introductory film, ‘THIS IS LEA PORCELAIN. A PORTRAIT BY RAMON HAINDL’, an intimate visual portrait of the band living and recording in Funkhaus Berlin.

Coming into view last summer via their genre bending debut EP, ‘Out Is In’, Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus marked 2017 with ‘Bones’, an emotive taster of what’s to come. Inhabiting a musical landscape that evokes a post-punk legacy, one that continues to evolve and thrill; culminating in the delivery of the band’s debut album – ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’.

The album was written and recorded over a two year period in Berlin’s FUNKHAUS, a broadcasting house created under Soviet supervision that now houses the world’s biggest recording studio – even bigger than Abbey Road’s Studio 1. “We are proud of what we have made and we have learned a lot through the process,” recall the band. “The spectrum of the album is extremely wide. Every song works together, playing with very different moods. We would describe it as – atmospheric, cinematic and melancholic”.

The band go on to explain: “Every song has its own unique characteristic, from the dystopian feel of ‘Similar Familiar’ to the ethereal, otherworldliness of ‘Loose Life’, we begin to tell a story. There’s the beauty and strength of ‘Warsaw Street’ and ‘Bones’, reflecting the tenderness of ‘Remember’. Each track compliments the other one and represents the emotions we’ve been feeling throughout our time together as a band. We believe in every inch of this record and hope you love it just as much as we do.”

The London via Berlin duo have been swift in getting things off the ground, 2017 has already seen a series of rapturously received live residency shows across London, Berlin and Paris.

The band’s unique cover of Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ reveals another side to this young, talented two-piece, a swath of pulsating guitar backed with a metronomic backbeat, almost three minutes of perfect symmetry that has already proven to be a live highlight and destined to be a festival favourite this summer….

HYMNS TO THE NIGHT will be available on CD, double gatefold vinyl and digitally

Pre-Order – smarturl.it/HymnsToTheNight
Bones – smarturl.it/LeaPorcelainBonesYT
Streets Of Philadelphia – smarturl.it/LPStreetsvideo

Live dates:
April 25th Brussels, Belgium Gangly support
April 26th London, UK Gangly support at Omeara
April 28th Newcastle, UK Hit The North Festival
April 29th Leeds, UK Live At Leeds
April 30th Leicester, UK Handmade Festival
May 19th Zurich, Switzerland Gonzo
May 20th Vienna, Austria Chelsea
May 26th Neustrelitz, Germany Imergut Festival
June 4th Leipzig, Germany WGT Festival
June 15 – 17 Augsburg, Germany Modular Festival
July 16th Southwold, UK Latitude Festival

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Lea Porcelain announce debut album ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’ + Short film

Rising electronic post-punk duo, Lea Porcelain, are pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’ on 16th June 2017 with a short introductory film, ‘THIS IS LEA PORCELAIN. A PORTRAIT BY RAMON HAINDL’, an intimate visual portrait of the band living and recording in Funkhaus Berlin.

Coming into view last summer via their genre bending debut EP, ‘Out Is In’, Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus marked 2017 with ‘Bones’, an emotive taster of what’s to come. Inhabiting a musical landscape that evokes a post-punk legacy, one that continues to evolve and thrill; culminating in the delivery of the band’s debut album – ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’.

The album was written and recorded over a two year period in Berlin’s FUNKHAUS, a broadcasting house created under Soviet supervision that now houses the world’s biggest recording studio – even bigger than Abbey Road’s Studio 1. “We are proud of what we have made and we have learned a lot through the process,” recall the band. “The spectrum of the album is extremely wide. Every song works together, playing with very different moods. We would describe it as – atmospheric, cinematic and melancholic”.

The band go on to explain: “Every song has its own unique characteristic, from the dystopian feel of ‘Similar Familiar’ to the ethereal, otherworldliness of ‘Loose Life’, we begin to tell a story. There’s the beauty and strength of ‘Warsaw Street’ and ‘Bones’, reflecting the tenderness of ‘Remember’. Each track compliments the other one and represents the emotions we’ve been feeling throughout our time together as a band. We believe in every inch of this record and hope you love it just as much as we do.”

The London via Berlin duo have been swift in getting things off the ground, 2017 has already seen a series of rapturously received live residency shows across London, Berlin and Paris.

The band’s unique cover of Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ reveals another side to this young, talented two-piece, a swath of pulsating guitar backed with a metronomic backbeat, almost three minutes of perfect symmetry that has already proven to be a live highlight and destined to be a festival favourite this summer….

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