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Laurence Pike at the Barbican
Published 13 September, 2019 by DM

Laurence Pike at the Barbican

Laurence Pike will be gracing the stage of the Barbican on November 2nd as a guest of Portico Quartet. Those of you who have been paying attention will recognise that Jack Wyllie of Portico and Laurence have a Szun Waves-shaped baby with Luke Abbott. Get your tickets now, because it’s going to be good.

Pike was a guest on Tom Ravenscroft’s BBC 6 Music show last week. Listen back for excellent chat and a guest mix.

If you’re not acquainted with Laurence Pike’s latest album Holy Spring, you should probably rectify that soon.

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Sarathy Korwar - Bol (Kutcha Butcha Remix)
Published 29 August, 2019 by DM

Have a listen to the Kutcha Butcha remix of Sarathy Korwar’s recent single ‘Bol’. Kutcha Butcha is the new solo project by Sebastian Rochford of Polar Bear fame. This rework ekes out a woozy subterranean atmosphere lending Zia Ahmed’s words a profound sense of isolation. It's a beautiful thing.

Sarathy takes his brilliant More Arriving album on tour in the UK this autumn. Get your tickets now...

Wed 25 Sep - Moth Club, London, UK
Thu 26 Sep - Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK
Fri 27 Sep - Metronome, Nottingham, UK
Tue 15 Oct - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BELGIUM
Thu 17 Oct - The Crescent, York, UK
Fri 18 Oct - Wild Paths Festival, Norfolk, UK
Tue 22 Oct - The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
Wed 23 Oct - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Thu 24 Oct - Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK
Tue 19 Nov - Sage, Gateshead, UK

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Sarathy Korwar - More Arriving out now
Published 26 July, 2019 by DM

Sarathy Korwar - More Arriving out now

Sarathy Korwar’s second studio album, More Arriving, is out now. In Sarathy’s words this is “a modern brown record”. This is not necessarily a record of unity; it’s an honest reflection of Korwar’s experience of being an Indian in an increasingly divided Britain. Incorporating rappers from Mumbai and New Delhi with spoken word and his own Indian classical and jazz instrumentation, this is a record born of confrontation; one for our confrontational times.

It all began with the title: "More Arriving comes from the scaremongering around Brexit,” Korwar says. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek play on the fact that there are more people coming and you’ll have to deal with it!” The fact it lands two days after Boris finds himself in Number 10, and a week after Trump told four congresswomen to “go back” home would be impressive if it weren’t so depressing.

One thing is clear, it is a record that becomes more pertinent by the day. It taps into an anger, fear and frustration, while also celebrating South Asian culture and challenging stereotypes. We’re proud to be a part of this album. It deserves to be heard far and wide. But don’t just take our word for it…

“Rare talent… his rhythmically intense, entrancing vision adds a whole new spin to the Indo-jazz continuum”
★★★★★ MOJO

“Absolutely of the moment: a psychedelic, electronic, jazzy odyssey that deals with issues of racial identity. It’s fabulous”
★★★★ The Guardian

"One of the defining albums of 2019. Sarathy's new album is the most exciting thing I've heard all year – a wild synergy of influences ranging from qawwali music to modern jazz to Mumbai hip-hop and Indian classical. But it’s also a record about what's happening in the UK right now”
Pete Paphides - Needle Mythology podcast

"Superb... An adrenalised, percussion-led, consciousness-raising thrill ride"
Electronic Sound

“It’s a thrilling mix of Indian instrumentation and jazz, featuring several Asian MCs and poets who address themes such as lazy stereotyping and the need to change the East-West narrative. It’s a timely soundtrack to these divisive times”
Songlines

"Korwar takes in the political and radical history of jazz as a voice of the disenfranchised, and Korwar applies it to the Indian diaspora experience in contemporary Britain”
The Vinyl Factory

We recommend having a read of this excellent interview feature in today's Guardian.

More Arriving is available on black vinyl, limited edition transparent red vinyl and clear vinyl exclusively from Rough Trade as well as CD and digital. Find them all on this handy link.

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Warmduscher - new album, single & video
Published 24 July, 2019 by DM

Warmduscher return.

Heavy metals. Disco Peanuts. CCTV in the break room.

A little something to get you through the week. There’s enough to go around. New album Tainted Lunch will be served on November 1st.

If you made your way out of Whale City with your faculties intact, this one’s for you. Clams Baker, Lightnin’ Jack Everett, Mr Salt Fingers Lovecraft and The Witherer have been joined by Quicksand on cutting board and cheese wire and commis chef Cheeks on vibes. They’ve been cooking. Michelin stars. The finest ingredients money can buy: Kool Keith and Iggy Pop. Funk, punk, hip-hop and lounge rock. Love is real.

Have a go on new single 'Midnight Dipper'. Have a go on the blacker than black video by Niall Trask. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

You'll find all tour dates on our live page.

Tainted Lunch will be released on CD, black vinyl, limited edition red vinyl with poster, and as a pink vinyl Dinked Edition with poster and exclusive glow-in-the-dark 7” single with two unreleased tracks. Pre-order/pre-save now.

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