NEWS ARCHIVE FOR OCTOBER 2009
Vote For A Hawk And A Hacksaw's Housle Film
Published 5 October 2009 by BWL

We recently brought you details of the short film Housle, which features the music of, and appearances by, A Hawk And A Hacksaw (read more here). New York-based online and on-air public media site Reel 13 has selected Housle, along with two other short films, for the shortlist to their weekly competition, the winner of which will be broadcast on PBS television in New York City this weekend. You can watch the film, and vote here:
http://www.thirteen.org/sites/reel13/category/vote

http://www.ahawkandahacksaw.co.uk
http://myspace.com/ahawkandahacksaw


Oh No Ono Sign To The Leaf Label
Published 6 October 2009 by BWL


As one Danish band (Efterklang) leave us, we are delighted to welcome their fellow countrymen and psychedelic pop stars Oh No Ono through the revolving doors at Leaf Towers...

We'll be releasing their brilliant new album Eggs early next year, and you can find a taste of what to expect in the Adam Hashemi-directed (and Pitchfork-endorsed) video for 'Swim':

We'll be releasing the album everywhere except Denmark (where it's available through the shadowy 01-11700170 organisation and Morningside Records) and North & South America (where it will be released by Friendly Fire Recordings).

The band, formed in Aalborg in 2003, is comprised of Aske Zidore (guitar, vocals), Malthe Fischer (vocals, guitar), Nis Svoldgaard (bass, vocals), Nicolai Koch (keyboards) and Kristoffer Rom (drums). "We've been working on and dreaming about releasing our music worldwide for a long time and it is truly amazing finally being able to," Svoldgaard says. "We couldn't be happier about working with Leaf and Friendly Fire. They are both truly dedicated music lovers and it's a blessing to work with people who are in it exclusively for the music."

The band are currently touring their homeland and you can find the full list of dates here. We hope that the band will play a handful of shows around Europe before the year is out, with a full European tour in the spring.

http://ohnoono.com
http://www.myspace.com/ohnoono
http://theleaflabel.com/ohnoono


Nancy Elizabeth Live Session Online
Published 7 October 2009 by BWL


Nancy Elizabeth recorded a session for Dutch broadcaster VPRO while on tour in September. You can hear these beautiful renditions of tracks from just-released new album Wrought Iron here:
http://dwars.radio6.nl/2009/10/05/dwars-sessie-nancy-elizabeth

Meanwhile Nancy also recorded a session with BBC Introducing in Manchester at the weekend, which can be streamed from the following link until Sunday:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/manchester/hi/people_and_places/music/newsid_8290000/8290799.stm

http://www.nancyelizabeth.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/nancyelizabethcunliffe
http://www.theleaflabel.com/nancyelizabeth


Essie Jain Reissues The Inbetween And Tours North America
Published 9 October 2009 by BWL


Essie Jain's second album, The Inbetween, was released outside of North America by Leaf at the end of 2008, with two new bonus tracks added. This Special Edition will be made available in North America on November 10. Find out more on the release page.

To promote the reissue, Essie is playing a handful of US shows:
Fri 6 Nov 2009: Rumba Cafe, Columbus, OH, USA
Sat 7 Nov 2009: Bishop Bar, Bloomington, IN, USA
Mon 9 Nov 2009: tba, Chicago, IL, USA
Sat 21 Nov 2009: 92Y Tribeca Cafe, New York City, NY, USA

http://www.myspace.com/essiejain
http://www.theleaflabel.com/essiejain


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