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Baba Ali announces new album "Laugh Like A Bomb" - first single "Burn Me Out" out now
Anglo-American duo Baba Ali return with the announcement of their second album Laugh Like A Bomb, set for release on Friday 21st April via Memphis Industries. Following the release of their debut ‘Memory Device’ in 2020 and 18 months of touring across Europe and the US, Baba Ali have created an incendiary follow up with one foot firmly placed on the dance floor, the other in a state of constant frenzy.
With the news, the pair have shared lead single ‘Burn Me Out’, a documentation of their creative ethos and the societal urge to overindulge to the point of exhaustion.
Watch the video for “Burn Me Out” below:
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The record’s title is a phrase borrowed from a passage of the early 20th Century radical art manifesto BLAST! that Baba had encountered by chance on one sleepless night on tour. “The moment I saw the phrase ‘Laugh Like A Bomb’, I was immediately struck by how accurate it described what I was feeling at a time when we were touring hard and constantly working to earn just enough to get by.”
“Laugh Like A Bomb” is available to pre-order/pre-save from the following stores:
Rozi Plain returns with new album Prize, out now on Memphis Industries. On her fifth studio album, Rozi has assembled her widest cast of players to create an album that not only preserves the intimacy of her signature guitar-and-vocal sound, but accentuates these moments of calm, and explosive emotion, midst a soaring, collective spirit.
From the blissful vocals of This Is The Kit’s Kate Stables on ‘Agreeing For Two’, to the call-and response vocals on ‘Prove Your Good’; from the expansive instrumentation and ornately co-ordinated arrangements of ‘Help’ and ‘Sore’, to the sublime synth celebration explorations of ‘Painted The Room’, and the woozy jazz-inflected ‘Spot Thirteen’; there’s a sense of togetherness, and the very process of coming together, that permeates throughout the album’s ten tracks.
Dutch Uncles announce new album "True Entertainment" - out 10 March 2023
Dutch Uncles, Manchester’s much-revered electro art rock quartet, announce details of their long-awaited sixth album, True Entertainment, due for release on the 10th of March 2023 on Memphis Industries.
The title was a DJ name bestowed upon vocalist Duncan Wallis by guitarist Peter Broadhead. Wallis, an in-demand DJ and compare in his native city, wrote the acid house and Sign O’ The Times-era Prince-influenced title track and lead single when reflecting on the awkwardness he sometimes feels when he’s recognised as the singer in a band while working one of his many public-facing jobs.
To inaugurate the announce of the album, Dutch Uncles have released a video for lead single “True Entertainment”, shot at Droylsden Working Mens Club, watch below:
Interestingly, the video features a live vocal taped on set and mixed with the studio recording, intended as an homage to the art of live entertainment.
“I was determined to fashion a goatee beard for the shoot, to separate myself from the character – it is a character. But I was mortified to see myself in the gold suit, immediately understanding Elvis’ pain.” – Dutch Uncles lead vocalist Duncan Wallis on “True Entertainment”
True Entertainment will be available on CD, Black Vinyl and “millstone” yellow vinyl, pre-order now by clicking the images below:
“Millstone” yellow vinyl and black vinyl option from the Dutch Uncles Store:
T shirt, CD & vinyl bundles:
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Dutch Uncles have also announced a UK tour for April 2013 in support of True Entertainment, which includes headline dates at The Garage, London (21st April) and at the new Canvas venue in their hometown of Manchester (22nd April). Tickets on sale from 10am, Friday 28th October. Tour dates as follows:
Wildly creative free-form songwriter rachael dadd’s brand new studio album ‘kaleidoscope’ is out now. the record is her second album for memphis industries and follows 2019’s ‘flux’, which was released to much acclaim and which she was touring when the pandemic struck.
To celebrate the release of her new album, Rachael has released a video, made with her two children and filmmaker Narna Hue. Watch the video for “Footsteps” here:
Rozi Plain announces new album "PRIZE" - new single "Prove Your Good" out now
Rozi Plain announces her new album “PRIZE”, due for release 13 January 2023 on Memphis Industries. Following on from Kate Stables (This is the Kit) and Alabaster DePlume featuring single “Agreeing for Two” is “Prove Your Good”.
Check out the new single below:
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Rozi says of Prove Your Good:“Prove Your Good is thinking about the often silent fight within us. Trying to come good, trying to not be bad. Feeling judged and judging ourselves. The small re-writing we can do of bits of our own history. The painful shift of changing favourites. Rearranging the leader board. Knowing things must be simpler but going after the tricky stuff anyway”.
PRIZE will be available on LP, CD and limited edition Dinked version (hand numbered and on translucent street lamp orange vinyl with a Rozi designed 2023 wall planner).
“Prize” is available to pre-order now via the links below: