Roll The Dice score The Last Panthers
Published 12 November 2015 by DM

Swedish synth-noir master craftsmen Roll The Dice have composed new music for the score to Sky Atlantic’s new crime thriller The Last Panthers. They’re keeping good company, with David Bowie on hand for the series’ theme song. Roll The Dice's Malcolm Pardon and Peder Mannerfelt have produced the end title music, the rest of the score being shared with Warp artist Clark.

“Earlier this year we were asked by director Johan Renck if we would be interested in writing music for a TV series which taps into the European underbelly of crime, corruption and moral decline,” say the Swedish duo. “We felt this story fits the sound and ethos of Roll The Dice perfectly. We are honoured to be part of this mammoth series, and we could not really pass on the opportunity of writing music for the same project as Mr David Bowie.”

Johan Renck explains: “We engaged Chris Clark and the collaboration found its shape quickly. But the magnitude of it all demanded more talent. So we linked up with Roll The Dice, with whom I have worked extensively before. Their dark, coldly relentless yet beautifully melodic world was a perfect emotional addition to the soundscape. And the drastically different approach provided scope to the world. Between these two formidable entities, the score was laid.”

The Last Panthers stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt, was co-produced by Warp Films and Haut et Court and premieres tonight on Sky Atlantic in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. It has just screened on Canal+ France and will be shown on various channels around world including Sundance TV and HBO Nordic.

Polar Bear - No More Goodbyes
Published 17 November 2015 by DM

Polar Bear have released meditative new single ‘No More Goodbyes’, which is taken from the same recording sessions as recent album Same As You. “With Same As You, I wanted it to be pure in one emotion,” explains bandleader Seb Rochford, “just choosing different ways to express that. This tune for me is a different feeling so felt right to me to share it by itself”. Listen/download it here.

The band played a spectacular double headline show with kindred sonic spirit James Holden at Electric Brixton on Sunday. They have two more shows this year; a Leaf 20 show at Headrow House in Leeds (2 Dec) and then one at Turner Sims in Southampton (4 Dec).

Polar Bear will be taking some time away to plot the follow up their devastating In Each And Every One/Same As You one-two. We suggest you take this opportunity to see a band at the peak of their powers and before the next transformation…  


Melt Yourself Down - Dot To Dot
Published 18 November 2015 by DM

Look to the skies and read the signs: Melt Yourself Down are back.

‘Dot To Dot’ is the new single. “I’ve got the rot,” wails fervent frontman Kushal Gaya with fire-dancing fury, “I’ve got the rot inside me.” And who are we to argue? There is utter conviction in his delivery, and a new found darkness to MYD proceedings.

Listen here and listen good:

Pre-order ‘Dot To Dot’ on 12” vinyl/download from Bandcamp or the Leaf shop now. It will be on your music service of choice on Friday.

MYD play in London and Leeds next week to help us celebrate Leaf 20:

Thu 26 Nov - The Bussey Building, London, UK
Fri 27 Nov - Headrow House, Leeds, UK

The Comet Is Coming - Prophecy EP
Published 20 November 2015 by DM

The Prophecy is upon us.

Prepare yourselves for the end of the world, with this instructional video from The Comet Is Coming. It features fire-breathing monsters. If that isn’t enough to encourage you to click play, you’re already dead inside.


The Prophecy EP 12"/download is out today and available on Bandcamp and the Leaf shop.

The Comet Is Coming to a town near you, if you live near London or Rennes:

Wed 25 Nov - The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK
Thu 3 Dec - Trans Musicales Festival, Rennes, FRANCE

Melt Yourself Down - Dot To Dot video
Published 26 November 2015 by DM

Melt Yourself Down have unleashed the gritty video for new single 'Dot To Dot'. If you’ve ever wondered what Sesame Street would be like if it was directed by Larry Clark, this one is for you. It features a chain-smoking, skateboarding dog, an antagonistic chicken and a lion in a Cadillac. It poses many important questions. Will the dog get the girl? Why did the chicken cross the road? What’s up with the youth of today? There is only one way to find out.


The video was shot by The Diamond Bros in New York, alongside acclaimed photographer Vincent Laforet and Andre Constantini.

Pre-order ‘Dot To Dot’ on 12” vinyl/download from Bandcamp or the Leaf shop.

MYD play at The Bussey Building, London tonight (Nov 26) and Headrow House, Leeds tomorrow (Nov 27). Both shows feature our own Tony Morley, out of retirement to spin some records. #Leaf20 good times. No requests.


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