Jherek Bischoff releases 'Eyes' video with David Byrne, rejoins Amanda Palmer for summer tour
Published 10 July 2013 by BWL

Jherek Bischoff's collaboration with David Byrne, 'Eyes', was originally released as a limited 7" for Record Store Day (we have a few left in our shop). A new video featuring the Talking Heads frontman has just been released via, and you can also find some behind-the-scenes stills on Jherek's website.

To celebrate, we're making CD copies of Scores (Jherek's instrumental album) available for free with purchases of his Composed album on CD and vinyl, for a limited time. Click here for our shop.

In other news, Jherek has rejoined Amanda Palmer's band The Grand Theft Orchestra for her rescheduled European tour. The Seattle-based composer/arranger will be performing a solo set in support every night too. Jherek is also playing a couple of high profile New York shows this summer, including one premiering a piece he wrote for The Kronos Quartet. See all of the shows on our live page.

Melt Yourself Down announce free summer show on the South Bank
Published 12 July 2013 by BWL

Fresh off the back of their June UK tour, Melt Yourself Down have announced a one-off free summer show outside the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. The gig, on Saturday 17 August, takes place in the Propstore pop-up venue. Entry is free but on a strictly first come, first served basis. The band will be on at around 9pm so make sure you get there in plenty of time.

Additionally, the band will play Latitude on July 19 (Lavish Lounge, 11pm), and Festival Number 6 in North Wales on September 14. See all dates here.

Pete Wareham has put together a playlist revealing some of MYD’s influences for M Magazine.

MYD’s debut album is available to hear and buy via their Bandcamp shop or via our own store now. You can also listen to tracks from the band's recent session for Xfm's John Kennedy:

Polar Bear announce Bishopsgate Institute show, album recording in progress
Published 18 July 2013 by BWL

Sebastian Rochford's Polar Bear have spent the first part of the summer recording their new album which will see the light of day early next year. Those who have caught the group live in the last year will have some idea what to expect, although Seb is currently tight-lipped...

On October 4 Polar Bear will play a headline show at Bishopsgate Institute, their only London date of 2013. The band will be performing entirely new material.


Matthew Bourne live in the UK
Published 31 July 2013 by BWL

Pianist Matthew Bourne, has announced a number of solo and collaborative shows over the next few months.

Following a superb debut gig for a four-piece Billy Moon at the Manchester Jazz Festival this week, Bourne will play two solo piano shows in late September including a co-headline appearance with the Phil Meadows Group at The Vortex.

Switching to a keyboard of the electric variety, Matthew takes his 'Bourne Synthesizer Show' to Marsden Jazz Festival.

Full details on all these shows can be found on our live page and a more comprehensive list of appearances can be found on his website.