Published 4 October 2011 by BWL
Roll The Dice's self-titled debut album was released on Digitalis Recordings at the beginning of 2010 and we've managed to get hold of a few CD copies to sell in our shop (the vinyl is long gone, and something of a collector's item already). The limited edition release can be purchased here.
The duo made their UK debut last month at Café Oto and the lovely people at Dummy recorded the show. You can listen to three of the tracks tracks here. All of RTD's shows are listed below, with more to follow soon.
Meanwhile, the Swedes have been busy putting together some mixes, the first of which was for BBC 6 Music's Tom Ravenscroft. It was aired on his show at the end of September. Following a live theme, the cracking (though brief!) mix can be streamed below:
BBC 6 Music - Tom Ravenscroft mix by Roll the Dice
A second playlist comes courtesy of RBMA Radio's Headphone Highlights programme, for which Peder and Malcolm chose 15 tracks (with commentary). This one definitely comes with Leaf's nod of approval! Stream it here.
Roll The Dice live:
Sat 15 Oct 2011 Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Thu 27 Oct 2011 Kantine Am Berghain, Berlin, GERMANY
Fri 25 Nov 2011 Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Leaf Mixtape For Jumbo 40th
Published 21 October 2011 by BWL
2011 is the 40th anniversary of our favourite local record store, Jumbo Records, which is quite an achievement. The Leeds-based shop asked us to compile a Leaf mixtape, which Tony put together this week, and we've lovingly hand-packaged the lot: 50 individually numbered CDRs that won't be available anywhere else. The mix takes in tracks from the last 13 years, going back as far as Susumu Yokota's first release on the label, and brings us right up to date with exclusive tracks from 2012 releases by Matthew Bourne, volcano! and another artist that we haven't even announced we're working with yet (and we're not going to tell you now!).
You will be able to get your hands on one of the CDs by popping into the shop on Saturday 22 October, or alternatively, a few will be made available through their website on Saturday morning. Don't sleep on this - they will be gone in the blink of an eye!
There will plenty more going on instore including live sessions with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, and a special anniversary beer! Find out more here.
Roll The Dice Announce New Shows, Compile Mixtape & Live Videos
Published 26 October 2011 by BWL
The duo have announced a handful of new shows next month including London and Paris. The former's line up includes The Haxan Cloak plus very special guests (tba very soon!), whilst the latter has Anika on the bill too. Berliners need not wait as Peder and Malcolm play Kantine Am Berghain on Thursday (October 27), full details of all the shows on our live page.
Here's what to expect of RTD's live show, well if the lights are dimmed to the max and the sound gets distorted! This is one of three live videos taken at last month's show in the duo's hometown of Stockholm. You can see all of them on youtube or vimeo (from next week!):
Efterklang Release 'An Island' DVD
Published 27 October 2011 by BWL
Efterklang's feature length film 'An Island - a film by Vincent Moon and Efterklang' is available to buy now as a beautifully packaged DVD box set. As well as the main feature, which shows the band plus over 200 local musicians recreate music from the Danish collective's back catalogue, it includes nearly an hour of bonus material and a live EP, Live At Roskilde Festival 2010. So, basically what we are saying is go buy it! This initial run of deluxe packages is limited to 5000 copies, so get on the case now! If you're more of a digital consumer, you can also buy An Island as a download.
Find out more here:
- Matthew Bourne at Leeds International Film Festival
- Melt Yourself Down - That's Life mixtape
- Jamie Cullum champions Polar Bear
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Keep Some Hope
- Polar Bear with Jin Jin - Cuckoo
- Polar Bear announce special one-off London show in October
- Jherek Bischoff - Kickstarter campaign
- Watch: Polar Bear live video
- 20th anniversary vinyl reissues
- Polar Bear - Mercury Music Prize 2014
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