Watch the video for Leather Jacket Love Song by The Cribs here.The video was directed by Andy Knowles and Gregor Stevenson & Chris Stack. Of the video’s unique footage Andy Knowles said: “The video blends original camcorder footage from 1997 with newly shot footage to show current day Cribs performing with their younger selves. Despite its lo-fi, VHS look, the video uses a sophisticated mix of visual effects, hidden cuts, lookalikes and set decoration to sell the illusion that two generations of Cribs are performing together at the same time. We went to great lengths to to re-create the rehearsal room and gig venue from 1997. Shooting in the bandʼs hometown of Wakefield – the video was filmed at the exact same locations as the 17-year old home movies.”
Leather Jacket Love Song is taken from Payola – out 25th February and available to pre-order now on the Wichita store.
FIDLAR’s self-titled debut album is available to stream now on Pitchfork.It is out on 4th February and available to pre-order on the Wichita store on CD, LP and download. We also have a very limited number of pre-order bundles available with either a FIDLAR tshirt or FIDLAR skatedeck. All album pre-orders include an instant grat download of Shit We Recorded In Our Bedroom EP, Cheap Beer and White On White.
FIDLAR have announced a run of headline shows for February, in addition to the previously announced show at The Garage on 25th February as part of the NME awards shows. The dates will follow the release of their self-titled debut album on 4th February.
21 – Academy 3, Birmingham
22 – Academy 2, Dublin
24 – Louisiana, Bristol
25 – The Garage, London
26 – Academy 2, Oxford
27 – The Haunt, Brighton
28 – The Cockpit, Leeds
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, Deap Vally and Drenge have been announced as support acts for The Cribs NME awards show at Brixton Academy, London on 24th February – tickets are on sale now.
Congratulations to First Aid Kit – Rolling Stone placed Emmylou at #10 in their 50 best songs of 2012! Full list here.
Gorilla Vs Bear also placed the song at #27 in their 100 best songs of 2012 – list here.
The song is taken from their album The Lion’s Roar which is currently available to buy for the special price of £4.99 on digital and £5.99 on CD on the Wichita store.
Luke Abbott’s Object Is A Navigator is out now on NOTOWN and available to buy on the Wichita store on digital download and limited 12” vinyl The EP follows on from Modern Driveway, released on the label in May. The Object Is A Navigator EP continues where Modern Driveway left off, with the mesmerizing combination of warm, analogue sounds and a beating heart of twisted melody.
The EP is available to stream on Drowned In Sound now.
The Dodos have announced new European tour dates for next year – including a number of UK & European shows with Calexico. Details of all tour dates below:
14 – Olympia, Dublin*
15 – ABC, Glasgow*
16 – Manchester HMV Ritz, Manchester*
17 – Leeds Metropolitan Student Union, Leeds*
18 – Bristol O2 Academy, Bristol*
19 – Corn Exchange, Brighton*
21 – Den Paard van Troje, Den Haag, Netherlands*
22 – Tivoli Oudegracht, Utrecht, Netherlands*
23 – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium*
24 – Aeronef, Lille, France*
25 – Le Cargo, Caen, France*
26 – Zakk, Dusseldorf, Germany*
28 – Vredenburg Cross-Linx Fest, Utrecht, Netherlands
1 – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Cross-Linx Fest, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2 – Paradiso Music Hall Cross-Linx Fest, Amsterdam, Netherlands
3 – De Doelen Rotterdam Cross-Linx Fest, Rotterdam, Netherlands
4 – Oosterpoort Groningen Cross-Linx Fest, Groningen, Netherlands
First Aid Kit will be supporting Conor Oberst on some European dates in January. All details below – First Aid Kit will be playing a special special stripped-down acoustic set for all shows.
20 – Volkhaus, Zurich
21 – Stadtsaal, Vienna
22 – Alte Kongresshalle, Munich
24 – Apostel Paulus Kirche, Berlin
25 – Bremen, Copenhagen
Win tickets to see FIDLAR at Soup Kitchen in Manchester on Thursday and the Cathouse in Glasgow with Amazing radio.