Throwing Shade – Sweet Tooth (Stream)

Throwing Shade’s debut EP ’19 Jewels’ will be released through No Pain In Pop on 19th May 2014. Stream lead track ‘Sweet Tooth’ below.

Pre-order the EP on very limited 12″ vinyl with artwork by Rachel Noble (link), or on iTunes (link) now.

1 Sweet Tooth (ft. Emily Bee)
2 Once
3 Pure Life
4 Real Bad

Throwing Shade is a London producer and NTS Radio presenter. Following on from her ‘Mystic Places’ 12” (released on Kassem Mosse’s Omnira imprint in October ’13), this new EP, entitled ’19 Jewels’ offers a further, intoxicating glimpse at her unique “cosmic R&B” and “digital soul”. Drawing in iridescent strains of popular music – from African and Asian modes to the grimey axis of London’s contemporary sound narrative – Throwing Shade creates a diverse and abstract sound patchwork on ’19 Jewels’, intangibly borne in the here-and-now.

Ukkonen – Aika EP (Stream/video)

Following last November’s ‘The Ancient Tonalities of..’ debut for NPIP, we’re proud to share ‘Aika’, the latest Ukkonen EP.

Interpreting the original ‘Luomus’ piece as a soundtrack to a multifaceted narrative, filmmaker Sim Hutchins contemplates tragedy, bigamy, jealousy, perdition, salvation, rebirth and retribution through processed VHS visuals and digital manipulation.

Stream the full 28 min long EP below, and buy the limited handstamped 12″ vinyl or DL now direct from NPIP.

Karen Gwyer – Missisissipippi (video)

Dazed feature the new Karen Gwyer video, for the New Roof EP‘s ‘Missisissipippi’ track. Directed by Ross Blake, it’s “an epic take on the music video by one of London’s underground radicals”.

Doomsquad – Kalaboogie (out now/stream)

Doomsquad’s debut LP ‘Kalaboogie’ is out now, and is available to stream over at Dazed Digital, or buy via No Pain In Pop and iTunes.

“The Montreal/Toronto trio take care to temper surrealism with folky, multicultural undercurrents, weaving the aboriginal music of their North Canadian upbringing into the visionary sounds of Gang Gang Dance, Fever Ray and Gazelle Twin. Subtly entrancing and sulphurous, ‘Kalaboogie’ stretches out like a volcanic winter, soaring over Doomsquad’s native Canadian wilds and effortlessly outpacing the long shadow of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.”

Halls – iD Slumber Session (Mix)

Following his ‘Love To Give‘ LP release, Samuel Howard curates a nocturnal mixtape for iD Magazine.

“Sleep isn’t always soothing – it can be tainted, restless, haunting. Phase one is drifting – phase two is hallucinating – phase three is descent – stage four is resolution. Sounds clash and are discordant, fragments drift closer and slip away from the foreground. These songs are a mix of sounds I associate with sleep.”

Karen Gwyer – New Roof EP (Stream)

Stream Karen Gwyer’s New Roof EP – out now on limited 12″ vinyl and DL – below; 35 minutes of a “proper combat mode, laying slabs of synth over choppy, stuttering drums”. (FACT/Dummy) Order now.

Halls – Love To Give (out now)

Halls second album ‘Love To Give’ is out now.

Doomsquad – Waka Waka (video)

New Doomsquad video for the “techno, dub, space-disco and post-punk” track ‘Waka Waka’, ahead of their Kalaboogie LP release on Feb 25th.

Halls – Love To Give (album stream)

Stream the second album from Halls – Love To Give – now, over at Dazed Digital.

An opening review from The Line of Best Fit called the record “a staggeringly beautiful advancement” and awarded it a 8.5/10 review.

Order now on limited LP or CD direct from No Pain In Pop.

Halls – Aside (stream)

Karen Gwyer – Lay Claim To My Grub (video)

Karen herself provides the visuals for the lead 16 minute track from her “New Roof” EP, forthcoming on No Pain In Pop on 17th Feb. (pre-order ultra limited handstamped vinyl now)

Luke Wyatt – Heretic (Preview)

Luke Wyatt opens up to RMBA, and shares – alongside some Tolstoy – a preview of forthcoming LP ‘Heretic’..

“God is that infinite All of which man knows himself to be a finite part. God alone exists truly. Man manifests Him in time, space and matter.” – Leo Tolstoy

Karen Gwyer – New Roof EP (News)

“Woozy techno fabulist” Karen Gwyer will release three track EP “New Roof” on February 17th 2014 through No Pain In Pop. More mechanistic and weighty than last year’s celebrated debut album, the EP finds the Michigan-raised, London-living producer on exceptionally fine form. The producer will also tour as part of the Opal Tapes tour across Europe over a January/February straddling week. (FACT, Juno)

Pre-order on super limited handstamped 12″ vinyl here.

Tour dates:

30/1 – London*, Cafe Oto
31/1 – Bristol*, Arnolfini
1/2 – Berlin**, CTM Festival
4/2 – Paris**, Instants Chavirés
5/2 – Amsterdam**, Ot301
6/2 – Gent**, Kunstencentrum Vooruit

* With Basic House + Dwellings&Druss
** With Basic House + 1991 + Lumisokea

Halls – Waves (Stream)

The Quietus debut the new single from Halls, describing it as “organ-hooked misery, leavened delicately with optimism, and rather charming pop”. Halls plays London’s The Shacklewell Arms on February 17th (event), and second album “Love To Give” is released through No Pain In Pop on February 10th. Pre-order on limited LP and CD now.

Doomsquad – Disremember/Dismemberment (Stream)

After the satori-trance of “Ovo“, Toronto/Montreal’s Doomsquad drop “Disremember/Disrememberment”, from their forthcoming LP ‘Kalaboogie’, due February 25th on No Pain In Pop/Hand Drawn Dracula.