15.05.2019 news, video

Mattiel Unveils “Je Ne Me Connais Pas” Video; New Album ‘Satis Factory’ Out June 14


Earlier today, Beats1 premiered the new track from the forthcoming Mattiel album Satis Factory. Je Ne Me Connais Pas” is the second song to be released from the June 14th full length. Satis Factory is the second album from Atlanta-based band, fronted by enigmatic singer Mattiel Brown. The single comes with an impressive Jason Travis-directed video in which Mattiel creates an unsavory male antihero.


Says, Mattiel: “There’s a line where I say ‘I’m a lone star man, I’m a dead ringer.’… The concept for the video stems from this – and it also stems from the dualities of my personality. But it’s absolutely exaggerated and lighthearted. We had a blast making it – and it was fun to freak myself out in the mirror. I genuinely felt different in drag, and I had a great time exploring this dirtbag character I conjured up. I learned that manspreading is a choice, and facial hair is really itchy. And I felt absolutely disgusting by the time we wrapped the shoot, so it was very much an immersive experience.”




Catch Mattiel on tour:

05/17/19 – Cat’s Cradle (Backroom) – Carrboro, NC

05/18/19 – The Masquerade (Hall) – Atlanta, GA

05/30/19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

05/31/19 – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) – Houston, TX

06/01/19 – Mohawk (Indoors) – Austin, TX

06/04/19 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

06/05/19 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA

06/07/19 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR

06/08/19 – Barboza –  Seattle, WA

06/09/19 – Wise Hall & Lounge – Vancouver, BC

06/12/19 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

06/13/19 – The Back Room (Colectivo Coffee) – Milwaukee, WI

06/14/19 – Blueberry Hill (Duck Room) – St. Louis, MO

06/15/19 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS

07/01/19 – Arts Centre – Norwich, UK

07/02/19 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK

07/03/19 – Oran Mor – Edinburgh, UK

07/06/19 – Astral Festival – Bristol, UK

07/07/19 – The Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK

07/08/19 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

07/09/19 – Whelan’s – Dublin, IE

07/11/19 – The Haunt – Brighton, UK

07/12/19 – EaRTH – London, UK

07/15/19 – 4AD – Diksmuide, BE

07/17/19 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL

07/18/19 – Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, NL

07/21/19 – Poolbar Festival – Feldkirch, AT

07/26/19 – Sala – Madrid, ES

08/01/19 – Loco Club – Valencia, ES

08/03/19 – Le Chien a Plumes – Langres, FR


25.04.2019 news

King Gizzard’s ‘Fishing for Fishies’ Out Now – Signings in LA and NYC

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing for Fishies


The fourteenth album since their 2012 debut – and their first following the release of five vastly different albums in 2017 – Fishing for Fishies is a blues-infused blast of sonic boogie that struts and shimmies through several moods and terrains. From the soft shuffle Outback country of the opening title track through the sunny easy listening of ‘The Bird Song’ (think the lysergically-soaked Laurel Canyon circa 1973) and on through the party funk of ‘Plastic Boogie’ (which somehow summons the spirit of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions) the road-trucking, Doors-like highway rock of ‘The Cruel Millennial’ and ‘Real’s Not Real’ – it’s a dizzying, dazzling display which addresses a number of pertinent environmental issues along the way.


“We tried to make a blues record,” says frontman Stu Mackenzie. “A blues-boogie-shuffle-kinda-thing, but the songs kept fighting it – or maybe it was us fighting them. Ultimately though we let the songs guide us this time; we let them have their own personalities and forge their own path. Paths of light, paths of darkness. This is a collection of songs that went on wild journeys of transformation.”



Stu and Eric from King Gizzard will mark the release of the album with events in both LA & NYC.  Click the flyers below for full details.


25.04.2019 news

New Rodrigo y Gabriela Album “Mettavolution” Out Now

“For nearly 20 years, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been marrying their love of metal with nylon-stringed acoustic guitars, releasing an impressive catalog of albums that showcase their remarkable dexterity and gift for reimagining heavy rock sounds as acoustic instrumentals.

Now comes one of their most surprising recordings to date.”



Renowned guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced today’s premiere of their visceral new single, “Mettavolution,” the latest song form their eagerly awaited new album of the same name. The band’s fifth studio album arrives everywhere on April 26 via ATO Records. The song’s arrival is heralded today with its premiere via Guitar World magazine. METTAVOLUTION is available for order now, with the first 500 pre-orders receiving an exclusive autographed postcard from Rod and Gab themselves.






The duo’s first album in five years, METTAVOLUTION marks the most ambitious music of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s remarkable two-decade career. Three years in the making, the LP embraces the duo’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species, all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. Mettavolution? “Metta” is a Sanskrit word for the meditative condition that produces compassion and benevolence. It is a “practical state of mind” as well, according to Gabriela, “something you practice like an instrument to become a better citizen, in a more evolved place.” Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, the music of METTAVOLUTION was road-tested around the world on tour in 2017 and 2018 before being recorded late last year in Los Angeles with multiple GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, A Perfect Circle, Band of Horses) behind the board.


METTAVOLUTION gathers six white-hot new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions – much of which acknowledge the duo’s thrash-metal roots back in Mexico City – as well as an inspired, side-long cover of Pink Floyd’s sprawling “Echoes” – originally found on 1971’s MEDDLE – audaciously reimagined for two acoustic guitars. Rolling Stone recently hailed the 19-minute epic as a “Song You Need to Know,” noting, “(‘Echoes’) is such a signature song, it’s hard to imagine anyone else doing it justice, yet somehow the Mexican acoustic-rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela landed on a brilliant interpretation… Like the original, the song is its own journey, and it’s beautiful.” “(Rodrigo y Gabriela) make (‘Echoes’) entirely their own,” wrote NPR Music, “turning the original version’s extended psych-jam and terrifying atmospherics into percussive knocks on their guitars and strings and other strange, tactile effects. It only gets better and more breathtaking the deeper you get into the track.”




With career album sales now in excess of 1.5 million worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have undoubtedly established themselves as the planet’s preeminent acoustic guitar duo, earning international acclaim and a fervent fan following with their awe-inspiring mastery of their instruments as well as a truly distinctive approach to melody, energy, and rhythm.


One of the world’s most in-demand live acts, Rodrigo y Gabriela have spent much of their remarkable 20-year career performing on increasingly larger stages around the globe. Highlights include sold out shows at such legendary venues as New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl, Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and Paris, FR’s Le Zenith, along with countless other theatres and concert halls in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.



13 – Munich, GERMANY – Technikum

15 – Berlin, GERMANY – Columbia Theater

17 – Bourges, FRANCE – Printemps de Bourges

18 – Luxembourg City, LUXEMBOURG – den Atelier

19 – Brussels, BELGIUM – Cirque Royal

21 – Dublin, IRELAND – Olympia Theatre

24 – London, ENGLAND – Roundhouse

25 – Paris, FRANCE – L’Olympia

27 – Chamonix, FRANCE – Musilac Mont Blanc *


4 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

5 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival *

15 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

17 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

24 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre


1 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

4 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

5 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion

7 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center

8 – Cleveland, OH – LaureLive *

9 – Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater


3 – Montreal Jazz Fest – Montreal, Canada *

5 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON *

9 – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua – Bayfield, WI

13 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA





(ATO Records)


25.04.2019 news

Altin Gün Announces New Album, Gece, Out Now


On April 26, Altin Gün will release their sophomore album Gece, which follows their 2018 debut record On. The Amsterdam-based six-member band are inspired by Turkish folk and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s, re-interpreting Anatolian rock and folk music and opening the doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych.


The band is sharing a new track from the album, called “Süpürgesi Yoncadan” alongside an animated lyric video today. Sung entirely in Turkish, the song is about falling for someone unexpectedly, as the narrator cries and suffers over unrequited love.


Gece is available for pre-order alongside a limited edition 7″ of “Süpürgesi Yoncadan”; both are available HERE. Altin Gün will tour the US for the first time this summer including appearing at Pickathon, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Brooklyn NY’s Rough Trade, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, DC’s Rock & Roll Hotel, and LA’s Teragram Ballroom. The band was discovered and signed to ATO Records after an explosive performance at King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Gizzfest 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.


Altin Gün was inspired by founder and bass player Jasper Verhulst’s deep passion for Turkish folk and psychedelia. “The songs come out of a long tradition. This is music that tries to be a voice for a lot of other people,” he explains. Following their 2018 debut album On, Altin Gün returns with their sophomore album Gece on April 26 via ATO. The new record firmly establishes the band as masterful interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy, and as a leading voice in the emergent global psych scene.


While most of the material they present has been a familiar part of Turkish life for many years – some of it associated with the late national icon Neşet Ertaş – it’s never been interpreted like this before. This music is electric Turkish history, shot through with a heady buzz of 21st century intensity, filled with funk-like grooves and explosive psychedelic textures.


“We do have a weak spot for the music of the late ‘60s and ‘70s,” Verhulst admits. “With all the instruments and effects that arrived then, it was an exciting time. Everything was new, and it still feels fresh. We’re not trying to copy it, but these are the sounds we like and we’re trying to make them our own.”


And what they create really is their own. Altin Gün radically reimagine an entire tradition. The electric saz (a three-string Turkish lute) and voice of Erdinç Ecevit is urgent and immediately distinctive, while keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion power the surging rhythms and Merve Daşdemir sings with the mesmerizing power of a young Grace Slick. 


Altın Gün (the name translates as “golden day”) formed in the Netherlands and grew from Verhulst’s obsession with Turkish music. He had been aware of it for some time but a trip to Istanbul while playing in another band gave him the chance to discover so much more. But Verhulst wasn’t content to just listen, he had a vision for what the music could be – and Altın Gün was born.


He explains, “None of this music is widely available in the Netherlands. Of course, since our singers are Turkish, they know many of these pieces. All this is part of the country’s musical past, their heritage, like ‘House of The Rising Sun’ is in America.” As Verhulst has delved into Turkish music, he’s continued to seek new songs that grab his ear. “Most of these songs have had hundreds of different interpretations over the years. I’m listening for something we can change and make into our own.  We need something that will make people stop and listen, as if it’s the first time they’ve heard it.”


On Gece, Altin Gün bring together music from many different Anatolian sources (the only original is the improvised piece “Şoför Bey”); echoing new textures and radiating a spectrum of vibrant color (ironic, as gece means “night” in Turkish). It’s the sound of a band both committed to its sources and excitedly transforming them. It’s the sound of Altın Gün. Incandescent and sweltering. 
Altin Gün Tour Dates
7/12 & 7/13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/14 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
7/16 – Montreal, QC @Fairmount Theatre
7/18 – Sudbury, ON @ River & Sky
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Beaches Jazz
7/22 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
7/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/27 – Washington, DC @ Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel
7/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
7/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ TURF Club
8/03 & 8/04 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon
8/05 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
8/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
25.04.2019 news

Honey Harper Shares New Single “Vaguely Satisfied” via Stereogum


Today, Honey Harper releases a new single as part of a two-track EP. “Vaguely Satisfied” arrives as the second-half of the new EP, which also includes his previously-released single “Strawberry Lite.” The new track is a forlorn tale of discontent, co-written with Italian-Greek singer-songwriter Mariangela Celeste, whose self-titled album Harper credits with helping him discover his new sound.



Speaking about the story and inspiration behind the song, Honey Harper shares, “In country music, the archetype of a break-up song is a common occurrence. I suppose in all music it is… This song does not represent a specific moment or personal relationship in my life. It’s a story of modern malaise and then, eventually, acceptance. It is perhaps an analogy to my general personal feelings on music, the ongoing world around me while it all seemingly goes to hell in a handbasket, me letting go of a darker part of my family, or maybe, it’s just a story.”
Honey Harper’s new EP is out now on 7″ vinyl, featuring two tracks ahead of his debut album due later this year. The piece is cradled in an OBI strip and pressed on white vinyl to match the clouds painted by Laramie Glen in the beautiful cover shot by Tonje Thilesen.


Honey Harper, born William Fussell, grew up surrounded by country music in the heart of Georgia. He introduced himself to the country music world with his debut EP Universal Country in 2017, a genre-bending project pieced together over multiple years with deep ties to Harper’s Georgia roots. The critically-acclaimed EP showcased a multi-faceted new vision of country music and harnessed its most beautiful elements from an outsider’s perspective. Now, with new music on the horizon, Honey Harper is set to become the torchbearer for a revitalized country sound. He is currently in the studio working on his full length debut album for later this year and will be performing a string of shows across the UK and North America including The Great Escape Festival in May and Bonnaroo in June.


Hear “Vaguely Satisfied” above, find full tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Honey Harper coming soon.


Tour Dates: 
5/4 – Leeds, UK @ Live at Leeds
5/7 – London, UK @ The Courtyard Theatre
5/10 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
5/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ De Nieuwe Anita#
6/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6/15 – Manchester, Tennessee @ Bonnaroo
6/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gold Diggers
7/1 – Norwich, UK @ NAC*
7/2 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla*
7/3 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor*
7/4 – Edinburgh, UK @ Caves*
7/7 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms*
7/8 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social*
7/9 – Dublin, UK @ Whelan’s*
7/11 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt*
7/12 – London, UK @ EartH*# with Drugdealer
* with Mattiel
24.04.2019 news

Amyl and The Sniffers Announce Debut Album & Drop New Video

Amyl and The Sniffers

Self-Titled Debut Album out May 24th

Pre-Order Here

Singer Amy Taylor cements her rock star status” – Pitchfork


Amyl and the Sniffers have announced plans to drop their self-titled debut album on May 24th.  Along with the announcement The Fader also premiered the official video for the new single “Got You” saying “the Australian band recall the heady days of punk: spiky, wild, provocative, and a little dangerous with a fierce live reputation.”



Singer Amy Taylor explains of the song, “‘Got You’ is about that feeling you get when you first start seeing someone and you’re excited to see them, no matter what shit they got. You just see them at the pub and it feels like the most exciting thing in the world, like you’re so lucky they’re even there. It’s definitely one of the “sweetest” songs on the album, and less punky. It was kind of inspired by Split Enz.”
She explains of the wild video which accompanies the track, “We worked with Melbourne director Triana Hernandez for the video and we decided to make it less like a love song and more cheeky. We wanted to play with the power dynamics a bit and turn ‘I got you’ into ‘I literally own you’, just to make it a bit more dark. It’s obviously not a healthy relationship but that kind of thing is easy to slip into, too.”
The band will bring the mayhem back to the States this summer for a July tour.  Tickets @ www.amylandthesniffers.com 


7/05-06 – Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo
7/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
7/08 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
7/12 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Outside)
7/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
7/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Raleigh
7/16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
7/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
7/20 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
7/21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
7/22 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
7/23 – Hamtramck, MI @ Outer Limits Lounge
7/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
24.04.2019 news

Today Singer-Songwriter THAD Reveals His Most Personal Material To Date On ‘West Coast’ EP

Singer-songwriter THAD has announced the release of West Coast EP today.  Known for his most recent work as the lead singer of LEAGUES, the songs on West Coast EP offer a glimpse into THAD’s evolution as an artist and his most vulnerable fully realized songwriting to date.  A full-length album is set to be released this Fall.


The songs on West Coast EP share a common thread of creating connection, and for THAD, sharing his journey with others who he hopes will in turn feel a little less alone.  “Fill My Cup” (Aka Walking To A City) sums up the struggle many artists encounter, being inspired to continue making music when you feel like you’re not moving forward.  “Susie From The West Coast” is a song about falling in love when you’re least looking for it, and perhaps the first true love song that THAD feels he’s ever written.  “All I Want” is an inner narrative about actual needs in life and the internal struggle of trying not to seem needy.



A connection to Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) is an important part of the journey of these songs.  THAD had been a fan of Brittany’s music and happened to meet her via a close mutual friend.  She became a passionate supporter of his music, eventually helping to connect him with her management team who in turn facilitated the connection to producer Tony Berg (Amos Lee, Andrew Bird, Phoebe Bridgers).


THAD was inspired to create LEAGUES in 2013 during a year of much needed space back home in North Carolina. The band debuted on the Billboard Heat Seeker Charts and went on to connect with radio, film and TV.  At the same time, THAD began writing a collection of new songs that didn’t fit the band’s sound.  A more personal solo statement, he knew that these songs were the beginning of the next chapter in his career.


THAD will be releasing a full-length album in the Fall of 2019 and in the meantime, will be hitting the road in anticipation.  A full list of upcoming tour dates is included below. You can listen to THAD’s track “Fill My Cup” above.



May 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo Coffee Lakefront

May 10 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

May 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

May 12 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot

May 14 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel

May 16 – Washington, D.C. – Pearl Street Warehouse

May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

May 18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

May 21 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café and Music Hall

May 22 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

May 23 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

June 4 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

June 5 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

June 7 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord

June 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Gold Diggers


24.04.2019 news

Dylan LeBlanc’s “Born Again” Premieres at BrooklynVegan


“A minor-key rocker, ‘Renegade’ would’ve dominated FM radio in 1982, back when Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers filled the airwaves with darkly-driven anthems.”



Dylan LeBlanc’s new song, “Born Again,” is premiering today at BrooklynVegan.


Of the song, LeBlanc comments, “This song came after days of feeling blocked and unable to think of anything to write about and I had the TV on in the background when I heard the words ‘born again.’ And even though that term is tied to religious meaning, I thought it was interesting and thought about my own experience of wanting to be different, tired of pain and how sometimes life literally beats you into a state of submission. It literally beats you down until you’re ‘born again,’ until some sort of accordance with the universe takes place, but how everything in your past leads you up to that point. It may happen several times in a person’s life, so I tried to pack all that in as few words as possible, which resulted in this song.”



“Born Again” comes from LeBlanc’s highly anticipated new album, Renegade, which will be released June 7  is now available for pre-order. Produced by Grammy Award winning Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton), the album features ten new songs and LeBlanc’s longtime band, The Pollies. Of the album LeBlanc says, “I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. So, I started with ‘Renegade,’ which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction with this record. In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work. It was a different experience for me—how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down. Mostly in one or two takes. Never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together. Over the course of ten days Renegade was complete and ready for mastering. And I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.”


In celebration of the release, LeBlanc will embark on an extensive headline tour this summer, including shows at Atlanta’s The Earl, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, Nashville’s Basement East, San Diego’s Casbah, London’s Omeara , Paris’s Les Etoiles and Berlin’s Privatclub among others. See below for more info and a complete tour itinerary.



June 12—Atlanta, GA—The Earl

June 13—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room

June 14—Washington, DC—Pearl Street

June 15—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle

June 18—Bethlehem, PA—Blast Furnace

June 19—Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade

June 20—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Cafe

June 21—Detroit, MI—El Club

June 22—Winnetka, IL—Winnetka Festival

June 23—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern

June 25—La Crosse, WI—Charmant Hotel

June 26—Minneapolis, MN—Turf Club

June 27—Iowa City, IA—The Mill

June 28—St Louis, MO—Old Rock House

June 29—Nashville, TN—The Basement East

July 10—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks

July 11—Houston, TX—White Oak

July 12—Austin, TX—Stubbs Jr

July 13—Dallas, TX—Dada

July 14—Oklahoma City, OK—VZD’s

July 16—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar

July 17—San Diego, CA—Casbah

July 18—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour

July 19—Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst Atrium

July 20—San Francisco, CA—The Independent

July 23—Portland, OR—Doug Fir

July 24—Seattle, WA—Tractor

July 27—Denver, CO—Globe Hall

August 11—Venlo, NL—Zomerparkfeest

August 12—Hamburg, DE—Knust

August 16—Olso, NO—John Dee

August 17—Göteborg, SWE—Pustervik

August 20—Stockholm, SWE—Bryggarsalen

August 21—Copenhagen, DK—Vega

August 23—Oberhausen, DE—Zentrum Altenberg

August 24—Amsterdam, NL—Once In A Blue Moon

August 25—Charleville-Mézières, FR—Le Cabaret Vert

August 28—Paris, FR—Les Etoiles

August 29—Sint Niklaas, BE—Casino

August 30—Berlin, DE—Privatclub

August 31—Dresden, DE—Sound of Bronkow Festival

September 3—London, UK—Omeara

September 4—Leeds, UK—Brudenell Social Club

September 5—Manchester, UK—Night People

September 7—Enschede, NL—Tuckerville

24.04.2019 artists, news

Black Pumas Announce National Tour + Debut Album, Out June 21st


Today, Black Pumas announce the release of their self-titled debut, out June 21st on. Produced by Adrian Quesada  (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, 2018’s Look At My Soul) in his home studio and colored by Eric Burton’s dark imagery and haunting vocals, the album is equally indebted to East Coast hip-hop as it is to classic funk and soul, resulting in a project that is of the moment rather than retro.


Following their ambitious slate of performances during last month’s SXSW, it’s clear that the collaboration between 27-year-old Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Quesada are due for a big 2019. Listen to their new single “Colors” below.



Quesada had been working on a new project inspired by a mix of woozy Ghostface Killah instrumentals, crispy Motown soul, and the introspective grandeur of dusty highway folk-rock, and, after hearing him audition over the phone, Burton slotted in beautifully. Pulling from his myriad performance backgrounds — singing in the church, acting in musical theater, and busking at the Santa Monica Pier — Burton injects Quesada’s instrumentals with a howling croon and surrealist lyrical bent. From the roiling, solar eclipse-inspired noir of “Black Moon Rising” to the ponderous yet epic “Oct 33,” these early collaborations provided the basis for Black Pumas.


Burton and Quesada were thrilled with the songs, but Black Pumas truly began to make their name with a weekly residency at Austin’s C-Boys that quickly became “the hottest party in town” (Austin-American Statesman), with lines wrapping to see their whip-sharp band and Burton’s “whirlwind of movement and gesture” (Chicago Tribune). What followed was a quick and dirty ascent through the Austin music scene, culminating in a coronation as Best New Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards.



Listen to their 2019 Austin Music Awards Song Of The Year-winning debut single “Black Moon Rising,” deemed “psychedelic, funky, bold, cinematic, but above all, soulful and sincere” by KUTX above.


Black Pumas have also announced their debut New York show at the Knitting Factory for May 15th. Current tour dates below, keep an eye out for more tour news coming soon.


Tour Dates:
5/15 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
5/21 – Bush Hall (w/ The Heavy) – London, UK (SOLD OUT)
5/23 – La Maroquinerie (w/ The Heavy) – Paris, FR (SOLD OUT)
5/24 – De Helling (w/ The Heavy) – Utrecht, NL (SOLD OUT)
5/25 – Lido (w/ The Heavy) – Berlin, DE (SOLD OUT)
5/28 – Trinity Centre (w/ The Heavy) – Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)
7/2 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
7/4 – Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
7/6 – Festival d’été International de Québec – Quebec City, QC
7/10 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
7/11 – WTMD First Thursday Festival – Baltimore, MD
7/12 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
7/14 – Third and Lindsley – Nashville, TN
7/16 – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
7/17 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
7/18 – Shitty Barn – Spring Green, WI
7/19 – Space – Evanston, IL
7/20 – El Club – Detroit, MI
7/23 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/27-29 – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival – Columbia, MO


11.04.2019 news

Mattiel Announces New Album Satis Factory + “Keep The Change” Video


Atlanta’s Mattiel have announced details of their second album, Satis Factory, out on June 14. The news comes with a punchy new song, “Keep The Change”, previously debuted during a rollicking performance for NBC’s Last Call last week. The song launches today with an impressive factory filmed video. Pre-order Satis Factory and download “Keep The Change” instantly here.



Says frontwoman Mattiel Brown, “The video was co-directed by Matthew Addington and myself. I had about four weeks to call him up, plan everything, find a location that would give us permission to film, source props. It was crazy, but a lot of fun. We brought in this amazing DP, Alan Sabir, from Calgary. He freehanded a lot of the performance shots and our script was pretty loose. This gigantic cement factory outside of Atlanta gave us free reign over the entire facility for two days – it kinda felt like running around inside a video game with all the tunnels, catwalks and passageways. And they had this amazing mint-green control room that hasn’t been changed since the early 60’s…It was a dream.


Co-produced by Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley and recorded in their native Atlanta, Satis Factory is the band’s second album. Having initially met in the Atlanta music scene in 2014, the process of recording Satis Factory was built upon the success of Swilley and Mattiel Brown’s time working together on their debut album. It’s a team that just works. “Jonah is a great songwriter and he’ll put a structure together and send it to me through an email, and then I’ll listen to it pretty much right away,” Mattiel explains. “And then we’ll restructure it if we need to and I’ll write a melody and lyrics to it and eventually record it.” Where the first record was confident, this second release is even more so. This is probably down to the chemistry between them; they seem in awe of each other. “Some of Mattiel’s best lyrical writing is effortless,” Jonah says. “She’s thoughtful with what she wants to say as an artist, but also understands pop sensibilities.”


Despite Satis Factory being recorded in exactly the same way, with exactly the same team behind their debut, the sound is noticeably different. Jonah explained that he “had a musical objective to try new sounds and ways of recording” to Mattiel’s first record but still “keeping lo-fi elements” to the new one. “We started working on Mattiel’s first record with a dusty, cinematic, and garage rock feel to the music,” he explains. “Satis Factory has more stylistic diversity with the musical compositions and an increased level of intensity.



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