The Latest

Upcoming Releases:

METALLICA: The Black Album Remastered (Blackened Recordings) 09/10/21

METALLICA: The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened Recordings) 09/10/21

DAVE GROHL: The Storyteller (Dey Street Books) 10/05/21

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: B-Sides & Rarities – Parts I & II 10/22/21

PAUL MCCARTNEY: THE LYRICS: 1956 to the Present
by Paul McCartney 11/02/21

RADIOHEAD: KID A MNESIA (XL Recordings) 11/05/21

DAMON ALBARN: The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows (Transgressive Records) 11/12/21

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NIRVANA

NEVERMIND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS TO BE RELEASED BEGINNING NOVEMBER 12th

Configurations Ranging From 8LP+7-inch and 5CD + Blu-ray Super Deluxe Editions to Standard Digital/CD

The September 24, 1991 release of Nirvana’s Nevermind touched off a seismic shift in global youth culture. Rising to #1 worldwide over the next few months, its impact would elevate Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a promising Pacific Northwest cult band to one of the most successful and influential artists of all time. Nevermind returned rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, and continues to be a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last three decades–as it no doubt will for generations to come.

Beginning November 12, 2021, Geffen/UMe commemorates the 30th anniversary of Nevermind with several multi-format reissues. A total of 94 audio and video tracks–70 previously unreleased–will be made available across configurations ranging from Super Deluxe Editions to standard digital/CD and single disc vinyl with bonus 7-inch. In all formats, Nevermind is newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.

Among the previously unreleased material exclusive to various versions of the Nevermind 30th Anniversary Editions are four complete live shows that document Nirvana’s historic ascension on the concert stage – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (recorded and filmed on November 25, 1991 at the famed club Paradiso); Live in Del Mar, California (recorded on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (recorded February 1, 1992 at The Palace in St. Kilda); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on February 19, 1992).

All four newly remastered live shows are included in the Nevermind Super Deluxe Editions, which will be available in both vinyl (8LPs – 180-gram black vinyl – all in premium tip-on jackets — plus the new 7-inch – A-side: “Endless, Nameless” / B-side: “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm”) and CD+Blu-ray (5 CDs plus Blu-ray – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands complete concert video newly remastered audio & video in HD). 

For pre-orders, full track listings and release dates for all configurations go HERE.


DAMON ALBARN

NEW TRACK 
‘Royal Morning Blue’ 
OUT TODAY

WATCH HERE

PLUS LIMITED EDITION CD 
TO INCLUDE NEW PIECE ‘Huldufólk’

THE NEARER THE FOUNTAIN, 
MORE PURE THE STREAM FLOWS

New Solo Album Out 12th November 2021
 

On Transgressive Records
PRE-ORDER HERE

Photo Credit: Matt Cronin

“[Royal Morning Blue]…a standout track on the forthcoming album” – The Guardian

Royal Morning Blue is out today. The latest track from Damon Albarn’s new solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was written and recorded in Iceland.  Directly inspired by the view from Albarn’s position at the piano looking out over the sea, it captures the wonder of rain turning into snow before his eyes. Listen here. 

Albarn said –  “That’s why the song opens with ‘Rain turning into snow,’ because it’s that moment, that feeling. In all the darkness that we have experienced, that was such a beautiful, positive thing.”

To accompany the song’s release, a new special, cinematic film from a series entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’ is available today on YouTube. Watch here

Also announced today, a limited edition CD format which will include a new 20-min piece Huldufólk written by Albarn and Einar Örn Benediktsson (The Sugarcubes). Pre order here

Following two acclaimed festival shows in Manchester and Edinburgh this summer, as well as special guest appearances at Latitude and End of the Road, Albarn took to the stage for a very special one-off show at The Globe earlier this week, which was broadcast live to fans all over the world. Full tour itinerary below. 

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is the new studio album from Damon Albarn, out 12th November 2021 on Transgressive Records. Originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, 2020 saw Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory

In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn’s most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all its extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

The tracklisting for The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is:

  1. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  2. The Cormorant
  3. Royal Morning Blue
  4. Combustion
  5. Daft Wader
  6. Darkness To Light
  7. Esja
  8. The Tower Of Montevideo
  9. Giraffe Trumpet Sea
  10. Polaris
  11. Particles

Alongside a digital release, there will be limited edition vinyl formats, plus CD and cassette, with the CD edition including ‘Huldufólk’ a 20-minute “hidden” track of a new and original recording that inspired some of the record’s themes. There will also be a super deluxe version of the album, taking the form of a casebound book with additional photography, original scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white vinyl version of the album, a high quality digital file and a bonus 7” featuring an exclusive song from the recording sessions.

2022 Tour Dates

21 & 22 February – London (Barbican) 
23 & 24 February – Dublin (National Concert Hall)
26 February – Luxembourg (Philharmonie)
28 February – Brussels (Bozar)
1 March – Brussels (Bozar)
2 March – Eindhoven (Muziekgebouw)
4 & 5 March – Paris (Philharmonie)
6 March – Lyon (Auditorium)
7 March – Hamburg (ElbPhilharmonie)
9 March – Copenhagen (KB Hallen)
11 March – Reykjavik (Harpa)

Tickets and information herePre-order the album here.

Further Information:

Download high res press images HERE

Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, producer and composer whose eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the UK’s most influential and consistently interesting musicians.

A founder member of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, he is the recipient of six Brits, two Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award. Outside of Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn has a number of other releases, including Mali Music (2002), The Good The Bad and The Queen (2006), Monkey: Journey to the West (2007), Kinshasa One Two (2011), Rocket Juice & The Moon (2012), Dr Dee (2012), Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (2013), Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (2016), Merrie Land (2018), Africa Express Presents: Egoli (2019), as well as his Mercury Award-nominated debut solo album Everyday Robots (2014).

Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee

DAVE GROHL — THE STORYTELLER — LIVE!

September 27 — London, UK – Savoy Theatre 
October 5 — New York, NY – The Town Hall
October 7 — Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
October 12 & 13 — Los Angeles, CA – The Ford

Join Dave Grohl for an extremely limited run of intimate evenings that’ll see (and hear) him bring his eagerly anticipated first ever book to life. Tickets are on sale TODAY at 9am PT/12pmET/5pm GMT for DAVE GROHL — THE STORYTELLER — LIVE! 

Out October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster, The Storyteller –Tales of Life and Music is a collection of memories of a life lived loud. From his formative years on the DC punk rock scene through the decades of music that followed, Dave will share the experiences that have defined him — plus some special surprises — all 100% live and in-person in four select cities.
 
Doors for all shows will open at 6:30pm. Dave will be on stage at 8:00pm.
                                
Tickets for DAVE GROHL — THE STORYTELLER — LIVE! are limited to 2 per transaction. Each ticket purchased includes a copy of The Storyteller – Tales of Life and Music. Partners in each city include: Waterstones, The Strand, Politics & Prose, Book Soup, and Barnes & Noble.
                             
Get tickets here: 
 
September 27 – London – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/London
October 5 – New York City – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/NYC
October 7 – Washington, DC – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/WDC
October 12 – Los Angeles – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/LA12
October 13 – Los Angeles – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/LA13
 
The Storyteller – Tales of Life and Music is also available for pre-order separately here

Learn more about the Storyteller here


THE NOWHERE INN
IN THEATERS & ON DEMAND VIA IFC FILMS TODAY

SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE NOW

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! SEPTEMBER 21

DADDY’S HOME TOUR COMING TO HOLLYWOOD BOWL, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL AND MORE

St. Vincent cordially invites you to visit The Nowhere Inn, which opens today, September 17, in theaters and everywhere movies are rented, purchased or streamed. Co-written by and co-starring St. Vincent (a/k/a Annie Clark) and Carrie Brownstein, and directed by Bill Benz (who also directed the videos from St. Vincent’s current album, Daddy’s Home), the IFC Films metafictional feature presents an equally funny and fractured commentary on reality, identity, and authenticity. The Nowhere Inn’s multi-layered world of blurred boundaries has already agreed advance praise from the likes of INDIEWIRE (“a scalpel-sharp critique of the nature of celebrity and the madness of fame”), FILM THREAT (“a hilarious and glaringly intelligent mindfuck”) and more. For information re: how, when and where to see The Nowhere Inn, check in HERE.

The Nowhere Inn’s premiere was preceded by the cinematic sweep of the breathtaking title track for the film. The Nowhere Inn original motion picture soundtrack is now released in full, available digitally at: http://lnk.ilovestvincent.com/TheNowhereInnOST

St. Vincent will merge from the silver screen onto the TV screen, as musical guest on the September 21 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Elsewhere, St. Vincent and her Down and Out Downtown band have been bringing Daddy’s Home material to life alongside staples and deep cuts spanning her catalog on her rapturously received U.S. tour—with early notices including:

“There aren’t enough superlatives to describe St. Vincent… Clark was in full glory… The dynamic range was staggering… we roared in appreciation and left thinking about how we would tell our friends that this was the best, greatest, most amazing thing since … fill in the blank.”—PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

“… prompted passionate sing-alongs from the thousands of fans in attendance, and exhibited the artist’s undeniably inventive talent as a guitarist”—CHICAGO SUN-TIMES 

Having begun September 3, the Daddy’s Home tour will feature headlines at Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and more before concluding October 22 at the Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta. See below for upcoming tour dates.

Daddy’s Home was released May 14 by Loma Vista and currently resides on the Best of 2021 So Far lists of AV Club, Entertainment Weekly, Flood, The Needle Drop, Rolling Stone, Uproxx, Variety and more.

For further information and itinerary updates on St. Vincent’s metaphysical travelogue, check: ilovestvincent.com

St. Vincent
Daddy’s Home U.S. Tour 2021

09/18/21 – Salt Lake City, UT – SLC Twilight Series at Gallivan Center
09/19/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful
09/22/21 – Paso Robles, CA (direct support: Spoon) – Vina Robles
09/23/21 – Berkeley, CA (direct support: Spoon) – The Greek Theatre
09/24/21 – Los Angeles, CA (support: Spoon and Mereba) – Hollywood Bowl
10/02/21 – Irving, TX – Irving Music Factory
10/03/21 – Austin, TX – ACL
10/05/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
10/07/21 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/08/21 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
10/09/21 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
10/11/21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
10/12/21 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/14/21 – Boston, MA – Boch Center – Wang Theatre
10/15/21 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
10/16/21 – Columbia, MD – All Things Go
10/18/21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/20/21 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
10/22/21 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival


NICK CAVE
& THE BAD SEEDS

B-SIDES & RARITIES – Parts I & II

LISTEN TO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK ‘EARTHLINGS’ HERE

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

DELUXE VINYL BOX SET, VINYL & CD
OUT 22 OCTOBER

PRE-ORDER ALBUM HERE

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will release B-Sides & Rarities Part II, the long-anticipated follow up to 2005’s B-Sides & Rarities, on 22 October on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and all digital platforms.

Today they share ‘Earthlings’, an unheard track from the 2018/2019 sessions that became the acclaimed album ‘Ghosteen’. Nick has said of the song that some consider it to be “the finest track of the Ghosteen sessions.” 

‘Earthlings is the missing link that binds Ghosteen together. A lovely song that just got away…’ Nick Cave

B-Sides & Rarities Part I and Part II will also be released together as a Limited Edition Deluxe 7 Vinyl Box Set including 83 rare tracks and exclusive sleeve notes. 

B-Sides & Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and contains 27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006-2020, including the first recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl In Amber’ and ‘Bright Horses’.

Previously unreleased song ‘Vortex’ is available to stream now. Taken from B-Sides & Rarities Part II, it was written and recorded in 2006 by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. As the band were never able to define the song as either Grinderman or Bad Seeds, it remained unreleased. 

The original B-Sides & Rarities Part I was released in 2005 – compiled by Mick Harvey it comprises 56 tracks including rarities, outtakes, covers and B-sides from 1988-2005. This is the first time the album is available on vinyl.
 

“I always liked the original B-Sides & Rarities more than any of our other albums. It’s the only one I’d listen to willingly. It seems more relaxed, even a bit nonsensical in places, but with some beautiful songs throughout. There is something, too, about the smallness of certain songs that is closer to their original spirit.

B-Sides & Rarities Part II continues this strange and beautiful collection of lost songs from The Bad Seeds. I love the final side of the last disc because it reveals the small and fragile beginnings of some of my favourite Bad Seeds songs. ‘Waiting For You’ complete with bizarre ‘canning factory’ rhythm track, a gorgeous ‘Life Per Se’ deemed too sad for Skeleton Tree, and ‘Earthlings’ that some consider the finest track of the Ghosteen sessions.”  –  Nick Cave
 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will headline European festivals shows in Summer 2022

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis will tour the UK this Autumn


nickcave.com


TRACKLISTINGS:

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART I & II
LIMITED EDITION DELUXE 7 VINYL BOX SET:

PART I VINYL 1:
A1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)
A2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)
A3. City of Refuge (Acoustic Version)
A4. The Moon Is in the Gutter
A5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
A6. Rye Whiskey
A7. Running Scared
B1. Black Betty
B2. Scum
B3. The Girl at the Bottom of My Glass
B4. The Train Song
B5. Cocks ‘n’ Asses
B6. Blue Bird

PART I VINYL 2:

A1. Helpless
A2. God’s Hotel
A3. (I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World
A4. Cassiel’s Song
A5. Tower of Song
A6. Rye Whiskey
B1. What Can I Give You?
B2. What a Wonderful World
B3. Rainy Night In Soho
B4. Lucy (Version #2)
B5. Jack the Ripper (Acoustic Version)

PART I VINYL 3

A1. The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane
A2. The Willow Garden
A3. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
A4. Knoxville Girl
A5. There’s No Night Out in the Jail
A6. That’s What Jazz Is to Me
B1. Where the Wild Roses Grow
B2. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 1
B3. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 2
B4. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 3
B5. O’Malley’s Bar Reprise

PART I VINYL 4

A1. Red Right Hand
A2. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum
A3. Little Empty Boat
A4. Right Now I’m A-Roaming
B1. Come Into My Sleep
B2. Black Hair
B3. Babe, I Got You Bad
B4. Sheep May Safely Graze
B5. Opium Tea

PART I VINYL 5

A1. Grief Came Riding
A2. Bless His Ever Loving Heart
A3. Good Good Day
A4. Little Janey’s Gone
A5. I Feel So Good
A6. Shoot Me Down
B1. Swing Low
B2. Little Ghost Song
B3. Everything Must Converge
B4. Nocturama
B5. She’s Leaving You
B6. Under This Moon

PART II VINYL 6

A1. Hey Little Firing Squad
A2. Fleeting Love
A3. Accidents Will Happen
A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)
A5. Avalanche*
A6. Vortex *
B1. Needle Boy
B2. Lightning Bolts
B3. Animal X
B4. Give Us a Kiss
B5. Push The Sky Away (Live with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

PART II VINYL 7

A1. First Skeleton Tree*
A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*
A3. Opium Eyes*
A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*
A5. Instrumental #33*
A6. Hell Villanelle*
A7. Euthanasia*
A8. Life Per Se*
B1. Steve McQueen*
B2. First Bright Horses*
B3. First Girl in Amber*
B4. Glacier*
B5. Heart that Kills You*
B6. First Waiting for You*
B7. Sudden Song*
B8. Earthlings*

UNRELEASED TRACKS *

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART I
3CD:
 

PART I CD 1:

1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)
2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)
3. City of Refuge (Acoustic Version)
4. The Moon Is in the Gutter
5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
6. Rye Whiskey
7. Running Scared
8. Black Betty
9. Scum
10. The Girl at the Bottom of My Glass
11. The Train Song
12. Cocks ‘n’ Asses
13. Blue Bird
14. Helpless
15. God’s Hotel
16. (I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World
17. Cassiel’s Song
18. Tower of Song
19. What Can I Give You?

PART I CD 2:

1. What a Wonderful World
2. Rainy Night In Soho
3. Lucy (Version #2)
4. Jack the Ripper (Acoustic Version)
5. Sail Away
6. There’s No Night Out in the Jail
7. That’s What Jazz Is to Me
8. The Willow Garden
9. The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane
10. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
11. Knoxville Girl
12. Where the Wild Roses Grow (Original Guide Vocal Version)
13. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 1
14. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 2
15. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 3
16. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum
17. O’Malley’s Bar Reprise
18. Red Right Hand (Scream 3 Version)

PART I CD 3:

1. Little Empty Boat
2. Right Now I’m A-Roaming
3. Come Into My Sleep
4. Black Hair
5. Babe, I Got You Bad
6. Sheep May Safely Graze
7. Opium Tea
8. Grief Came Riding
9. Bless His Ever Loving Heart
10. Good Good Day
11. Little Janey’s Gone
12. I Feel So Good
13. Shoot Me Down
14. Swing Low
15. Little Ghost Song
16. Everything Must Converge
17. Nocturama
18. She’s Leaving You
19. Under This Moon

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART II
DOUBLE VINYL, DELUXE 2CD, STANDARD 2CD, DIGITAL:


PART II CD 1 /  VINYL 1:

A1. Hey Little Firing Squad
A2. Fleeting Love
A3. Accidents Will Happen
A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)
A5. Avalanche*
A6. Vortex
B1. Needle Boy
B2. Lightning Bolts
B3. Animal X
B4. Give Us a Kiss
B5. Push The Sky Away 

(Live with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

PART II CD 2 / VINYL 2

A1. First Skeleton Tree*
A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*
A3. Opium Eyes*
A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*
A5. Instrumental #33*
A6. Hell Villanelle*
A7. Euthanasia*
A8. Life Per Se*
B1. Steve McQueen*
B2. First Bright Horses*
B3. First Girl in Amber*
B4. Glacier*
B5. Heart that Kills You*
B6. First Waiting for You*
B7. Sudden Song*
B8. Earthlings

UNRELEASED TRACKS *


DAMON ALBARN
GLOBAL LIVE STREAM EVENT
from
THE GLOBE THEATRE, LONDON
 
Monday 20th September
UK, Ireland & Europe: 19:30 BST
 
Monday 20th September
North & South America: 19:30 MDT
 
Tuesday 21st September
Asia, Australia & New Zealand: 19:30 AEST
 
VIA DOORS.LIVE
TICKETS AND INFORMATION HERE

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

Due to popular demand, live media platform Doors.Live has announced that Damon Albarn’s sold-out one-off show at the iconic Globe Theatre on the banks of London’s River Thames will now be made available to fans around the world. This very special performance from Shakespeare’s Globe on Monday 20th September 2021 will stream live at 20:00 BST and will also be available to stream in North & South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Ticket information here

Albarn said – “I love playing in the round and at The Globe you can see the moon too, marvellous.”

Accompanied by his band and a string quartet, the performance marks a rare solo appearance for Damon Albarn, who presents tracks from across his songbook, including his forthcoming new album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, out 12th November on Transgressive Records. 

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown over the last year and develop the work to 11 tracks that further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory. 

For tickets and information about The Globe live stream event, visit: https://doors.live/damonalbarn

Preorder the The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows album here.

Further Information:

Download high res press images here. 

Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, producer and composer whose eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the UK’s most influential and consistently interesting musicians.

A founder member of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, he is the recipient of six Brits, two Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award. 

Outside of Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn has a number of other releases, including Mali Music (2002), The Good The Bad and The Queen (2006), Monkey: Journey to the West (2007), Kinshasa One Two (2011), Rocket Juice & The Moon (2012), Dr Dee (2012), Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (2013), Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (2016), Merrie Land (2018), Africa Express Presents: Egoli (2019), as well as his Mercury Award-nominated debut solo album Everyday Robots (2014).

About Doors.Live:
Doors is shaping the future of the live music economy via streaming, giving artists of all levels a chance to connect with a global audience. The Swedish-founded social live media platform removes procedural barriers and red tape surrounding legal live streamed music experiences: incorporating ticketing, merchandising, broadcasting, production, and local tax reporting to music rights compliance. (https://doors.live)


RADIOHEAD
KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION

Today on Sony PlayStation’s PlayStation Showcase, Radiohead and Epic Games revealed the KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION. You can see the teaser trailer here https://youtu.be/OTn8XodTyck 

KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION is an upside-down digital/analog universe created from Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood’s original artwork and audio design by Nigel Godrich. It commemorates the coming of age of Radiohead’s records, Kid A and Amnesiac

Published by Epic Games and developed by Name The Machine and Arbitrarily Good Productions, KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION will be available to download this November, exclusively on PlayStation 5, and PC and Mac via the Epic Games Store.


METALLICA
 

THE BLACK ALBUM REMASTERED

THE METALLICA BLACKLIST ALBUM FEATURING 53 ARTISTS

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Black Album your way THIS FRIDAY September 10th.

New Instant Gratification track “The Struggle Within” by Rodrigo y Gabriela now available with The Metallica Blacklist Album Pre-Orders.

“The Struggle Within (Remastered)” by Metallica, the original album’s closing track, is now available as a final Instant Gratification Track with The Black Album Pre-Orders.

100% Of The Metallica Blacklist Sales To Benefit 52 Charities.


Radiohead
KID A MNESIA
21st ANNIVERSARY TRIPLE ALBUM EDITIONS 

Featuring Kid A, Amnesiac + Kid Amnesiae 3rd Album of Previously Unreleased Material 

Including “If You Say the Word” and “Follow Me Around”

Out November 5th via XL Recordings

www.kida-mnesia.com

[high res digital artwork – HERE]

Radiohead announces KID A MNESIA, a multiple format triple-album release marking the 21st anniversary of Kid A and Amnesiac, out November 5th via XL Recordings.

KID A MNESIA collects Radiohead’s fourth and fifth albums alongside the debut of a newly compiled third disc titled Kid Amnesiae. Exclusive to this release, Kid Amnesiae is comprised of unearthed material culled from the Kid A / Amnesiac sessions. Along with alternate versions and elements of Kid A and Amnesiac album tracks and B-Sides, Kid Amnesiae features the never-before-heard “If You Say the Word” (available now as a digital single) and a previously unreleased studio recording of “Follow Me Around.” 

LISTEN TO ‘IF YOU SAY THE WORD’: https://radiohead.ffm.to/if-you-say-the-word

The Kid Amnesiae bonus LP track listing is: 

SIDE 1
LIKE SPINNING PLATES (‘WHY US?’ VERSION)
UNTITLED V1
FOG (AGAIN AGAIN VERSION)
IF YOU SAY THE WORD
FOLLOW ME AROUND

SIDE 2
PULK/PULL (TRUE LOVE WAITS VERSION)
UNTITLED V2
THE MORNING BELL (IN THE DARK VERSION)
PYRAMID STRINGS
ALT. FAST TRACK
UNTITLED V3
HOW TO DISAPPEAR INTO STRINGS

The full KID A MNESIA collection will be available in configurations including:

KID A MNESIA Deluxe LP — Limited edition 3xLP cream vinyl, half-speed cut on 180g – Kid A, Amnesiac, Kid Amnesiae + 36-page hardback art book 

Kid Amnesiette — Limited, numbered edition of 5000, 2xCassette – Tape 1: Kid A / Amnesiac, Tape 2: Kid Amnesiae / 5x B-sides from the Kid A / Amnesiac era + 36-page booklet

… as well as indie exclusive limited edition red vinyl 3LP, black vinyl 3LP, 3xCD, and 3-volume digital formats. 

Additionally, on the November 4th eve of KID A MNESIA’s release, Canongate will release two art books by Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood cataloging the visual works created during the Kid A / Amnesiac era: 

  • KID A MNESIA Art Book – a 300-page celebration of the process and artwork created for Kid A and Amnesiac.
  • FEAR STALKS THE LAND! – A B&W paperback in which Yorke and Donwood’s notes, lyrics and sketches are gathered together.

DAMON ALBARN

NEW TRACK ‘PARTICLES’ OUT TODAY

WATCH HERE

Second Solo Album Out 12th November 2021
On Transgressive Records 

THE NEARER THE FOUNTAIN, 
MORE PURE THE STREAM FLOWS

PRE-ORDER HERE

Today sees the release of Particles, the third track from Damon Albarn’s second solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows out 12th November on Transgressive Records. Listen here. 

Particles is the uplifting final track on the album and originated in a chance conversation between Albarn and a fellow passenger on a plane bound for Reykjavik, one which covered the disruption of the pandemic and the acknowledgment that disruption is impossible to maintain as peace always prevails. The song follows the recent release of the album’s tone-setting title track plus its euphoric follow-up Polaris, which is currently A-listed on BBC 6 Music.

To accompany the song’s release, the second in a series of special, cinematic films entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’ is available today on YouTube. Watch here

Following two acclaimed festival shows in Manchester and Edinburgh this summer, as well as a special guest appearance at Latitude, Albarn will take the stage this weekend as a special guest headliner at the sold out End of the Road Festival. Full tour itinerary below. 

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is the new studio album from Damon Albarn, out 12th November 2021 on Transgressive Records. Originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, 2020 saw Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory

In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn’s most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all its extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

The tracklisting for The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is:

  1. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  2. The Cormorant
  3. Royal Morning Blue
  4. Combustion
  5. Daft Wader
  6. Darkness To Light
  7. Esja
  8. The Tower Of Montevideo
  9. Giraffe Trumpet Sea
  10. Polaris
  11. Particles

Alongside a digital release, there will be limited edition vinyl formats, plus CD and cassette. There will also be a deluxe version of the album, taking the form of a casebound book with additional photography, original scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white vinyl version of the album, a high quality digital file and a bonus 7” featuring an exclusive song from the recording sessions.

Tour Dates 
2021

3 September – End of the Road Festival

2022
21 & 22 February – London (Barbican) 
23 & 24 February – Dublin (National Concert Hall)
26 February – Luxembourg (Philharmonie)
28 February – Brussels (Bozar)
1 March – Brussels (Bozar)
2 March – Eindhoven (Muziekgebouw)
4 & 5 March – Paris (Philharmonie)
6 March – Lyon (Auditorium)
7 March – Hamburg (ElbPhilharmonie)
9 March – Copenhagen (KB Hallen)
11 March – Reykjavik (Harpa)

Tickets and information here

Pre-order the album here.

Further Information:

Download high res press image HERE

Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, producer and composer whose eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the UK’s most influential and consistently interesting musicians.

A founder member of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, he is the recipient of six Brits, two Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award. Outside of Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn has a number of other releases, including Mali Music (2002), The Good The Bad and The Queen (2006), Monkey: Journey to the West (2007), Kinshasa One Two (2011), Rocket Juice & The Moon (2012), Dr Dee (2012), Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (2013), Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (2016), Merrie Land (2018), Africa Express Presents: Egoli (2019), as well as his Mercury Award-nominated debut solo album Everyday Robots (2014).