Oh No Ono Microsite Up And Running
Published 6 January 2010 by BWL

Our Danish boy wonders Oh No Ono have launched a microsite to announce the arrival of their new album, Eggs, released February 1. An online representation of the magnificent artwork for the limited edition CD, you can flick through the split page booklet and dig the multifarious psychedelic combinations. Man.

You can also stream three tracks from the album, including the first two singles, 'Swim' and 'Helplessly Young'. It's all here:

Eggs is available to preorder now. Click here for details.

Efterklang Scoop Gaffa's Music DVD Of The Year Award
Published 7 January 2010 by BWL

Efterklang have been awarded Music DVD Of The Year by Denmark's biggest music magazine Gaffa for their Performing Parades film. The DVD was released along with a live audio recording in October last year and featured footage of the band's performance of 2007's Parades accompanied by The Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Well done Efterklang!

Here are the band's touring plans over the coming months:

Fri 19 Feb 2010 - By:Larm, Oslo, NORWAY
Sat 20 Feb 2010 - By:Larm, Osle, NORWAY
Tue 2 Mar 2010 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Wed 3 Mar 2010 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, NY, USA
Thu 4 Mar 2010 - TT The Bears, Boston, MA, USA
Fri 5 Mar 2010 - La Sala Rosa, Montreal, QC, CANADA
Sat 6 Mar 2010 - El Mocambo, Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sun 7 Mar 2010 - The Pike Room, Detroit, MI, USA
Mon 8 Mar 2010 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
Thu 11 Mar 2010 - The Triple Door, Seattle, WA, USA
Fri 12 Mar 2010 - Biltmore, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Sat 13 Mar 2010 - Doug Fir, Portland, OR, USA
Mon 15 Mar 2010 - Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA
Tue 16 Mar 2010 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tue 20 Apr 2010 - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Wed 21 Apr 2010 - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK
Thu 22 Apr 2010 - Academy, Oxford, UK
Fri 23 Apr 2010 - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, UK
Sat 24 Apr 2010 - Black Box, Belfast, UK
Sun 25 Apr 2010 - Whelan's, Dublin, ISLE OF MAN
Tue 27 Apr 2010 - Metropolis, Bristol, UK
Wed 28 Apr 2010 - Nouveau Casino, Paris, FRANCE
Thu 29 Apr 2010 - Grand Mix, Tourcoing, Lille, FRANCE
Fri 30 Apr 2010 - VIP, Saint Nazaire, FRANCE
Sat 1 May 2010 - La Centrifugeuse, Pau, FRANCE
Sun 2 May 2010 - Apolo, Barcelona, SPAIN

Polar Bear Announce Shows And Free Download
Published 8 January 2010 by BWL

Sebastian Rochford's Polar Bear will release their first album for Leaf, Peepers, on March 1. The London-based five-piece have announced the first set of tour dates to promote the album, which is the band's fourth.

As a preview of what to expect from the new record by the group, we are releasing the the title track, 'Peepers', as a free download, for a limited time.

Polar Bear - Peepers by theleaflabel

Here are the dates, with more to follow:

Fri 29 Jan 2010 - Alton College, Alton, UK
Sat 30 Jan 2010 - Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, UK
Sat 20 Feb 2010 - The Farmhouse, Canterbury, UK
Sun 21 Feb 2010 - The Old Market, Brighton, UK
Wed 24 Feb 2010 - The Junction, Cambridge, UK
Fri 26 Feb 2010 - Paradox, Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
Tue 2 Mar 2010 - The Garage, London, UK
Fri 26 Mar 2010 - The Firestation, Windsor, UK
Mon 3 May 2010 - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham, UK

Oh No Ono's Eggs Released Digitally Today
Published 18 January 2010 by TM

Oh No Ono's first album for Leaf, Eggs, which includes the singles 'Helplessly Young' and 'Swim', is released today as a digital download. The CD and vinyl versions of the album will be officially released on February 8, however if you pre-order via our store we will despatch the albums as soon as we have them in stock. What's more, if you pre-order CD or vinyl, you can get your hands on a free download immediately, just by adding the download to your basket before you check out. Bonus.

Of course, you can purchase the downloads from all the usual outlets, including iTunes.

Stream three tracks from the new album, including new single 'Helplessly Young' from the jolly spiffing Eggs microsite.

Or you can stream the whole album through Spotify...

Leaf To Curate Stage At Camden Crawl 2010
Published 22 January 2010 by BWL

2010 is The Leaf Label's 15th anniversary, and over the coming months we will be putting together a series of events under the banner of Leaf XV, both standalone and at festivals around the world to celebrate some of the great live artists we are lucky enough to work with. The first instalment to be made public is our involvement with this year's Camden Crawl in London.

The Camden Crawl is a festival unsurprisingly centred around the borough of Camden, staged at a host of venues, each curated by different hosts (this year's event sees Artrocker, Bella Union, Rockfeedback and Warp, amongst others) who are all involved in helping to select the artists that appear at the festival. The event runs on the first Bank Holiday weekend of May, with our night happening on Sunday 2nd.

The line up will be announced soon, but you can keep up to date and find ticket information here:

A Hawk And A Hacksaw And Nancy Elizabeth Feature On September DVD/CD
Published 25 January 2010 by BWL

The BAFTA multi-award winning film September has just been released as a special limited edition DVD/CD package (Invada Records) that also contains a recipe book. Both A Hawk And A Hacksaw and Nancy Elizabeth feature on the compilation compiled by Qu Junktions' Chiz Williams (track listing below).

The film is directed by Esther May Campbell, who recently made Nancy Elizabeth's 'Feet Of Courage' video (click here to see video).

1. Crescent - Hey, September
2. Nancy Elizabeth - Cornfield
3. Kaada - Burden
4. Bass Clef - Basss & Drummm Make My Heart Sing
5. Hawk and a Hacksaw (w/ the Hun Hangar Ensemble) - Dudanotak
6. Head of Wantastiquet - This Is The Shape That Descends/She Brings New Water
7. Richard Youngs - Low Bay of Sky
8. Scatter - Go Down Joe Downey Pt. 1
9. Parvohaarju - Kuu Lohduttaa Huolestuneita
10. Men Diamler - When I Get
11. Pekko Kappi - Sen Jalat Oli Multaset
12. Rozi Plain - Let's Go Inside

You can read more on the film and how to buy it here: