Thanks for bearing with us.... I know it’s been a little quiet, what with Christmas and our new site design, you could be forgiven for thinking that we’ve been idle... but NO! We have in fact been doing loads of exciting things preparing for the unveiling of a new website to launch the 5th year of Transgressive. And its going to be one hell of a year – already we’re planning some really exciting new records, signings and live events that will have all fans of quality music rejoicing. There’s so much to talk about... let me break it down:
NEW WEBSITE // NEW PODCAST // NOISETTES NEW SINGLES // LIVE – ACTION featuring news from ESSER // WET PAINT // OX.EAGLE.LION.MAN //DAN MICHAELSON AND THE COASTGUARDS // BURNINGPILOT and then a snippet on FOALS // MIDEM phew!
NEW WEBSITE UP NOW
Has actually updateable functionality – so we’ll be sharing up to the minute news with you the minute it happens. Which is nice.
There’s a new improved shop, with some rare items in for launch like the Foals/Holy Fuck! Split, The Esser Satisfied 12” and that split release we did with Kompakt too!
There’s also an improved media section which we’ll endeavour to keep updated and bringing you loads of ace videos and content from your favourite Transgressive artists...
We’ve also updated all the band info, and discographies so that it should now be what it always should have – a hub where you can really get involved with your favourite bands.... It’s up now and will continue to improve in the next few days!
THERE’S A NEW PODCAST TO CELEBRATE TOO!
Which has oodles of rare, unreleased and new virulently exciting Transgressive music featuring: Esser, The Noisettes, Jeremy Warmsley, Burningpilot, Johnny Flynn, Iron and Wine, Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, Wet Paint, Foals and Absentee.
Links are on the new site or direct from itunes here:
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NOISETTES NEW MUSIC....
Worn out your copy of “What’s The Time Mr. Wolf”? Good... because there’s loads of astounding new Noisettes music on its way.
Their seriously classic second album will be out before you know it, and is as much of a breakthrough as when Blondie made Parallel Lines...
You can watch a small teaser video of one of the Slits-meets-Grease tracks here:
Or catch a snippet of soon to be classic single “Don’t Upset the Rhythm” on the new Mazda ad... Album’s out on Mercury soon, and as ever we publish them....
There’s also much LIVE ACTION to celebrate this year too starting with:
Celebrates the start of the new year with a Monday Moonstomp... The Lexington will pay host to this very special party curated and starring Esser.
Tickets are free - simply join the Esser fan club (also for free) here:
And as if this wasn’t enough he’s made a mentally genius mixtape which we’ll be giving out on the night, and can be downloaded from www.myspace.com/esserhq
You can also check out his insanely genius new video for the killer single “Work It Out” which will be out soon.
And as if that wasn’t enough free gig action...
WET PAINT play Rough Trade East on Thursday to celebrate the release of their insane debut album “It Rots”. The record is available this week from Rough Trade and everywhere from next.... And then you can catch the band on tour with Bloc Party in Feb.
You can pre-order the album from the trial&error website :
and see the band here:
15 Jan - Rough Trade East - Instore
23 Jan - Macbeth,
London Hoxton St
25 Jan - Glasgow Academy (with Boc Party)
26 Jan - Glasgow Academy (with Boc Party)
27 Jan - Glasgow (headline show) @ Nice & Sleazy
28 Jan - Manchester Apollo (with Bloc Party)
29 Jan - Manchester Apollo (with Bloc Party)
31 Jan - Wolverhampton Civic Arena (with Bloc Party)
1 Feb - Wolverhampton Civic Arena (with Bloc Party)
12 Feb - London Lexington Rockfeedback
20 Feb - Manchester Deaf Institute
25 Feb - Nottingham Chameleon (with Crystal Stilts)
11 Apr - London Olympia (with Bloc Party)
12 Apr - London Olympia (with Bloc Party)
OX.EAGLE.LION.MAN are playing a rare live sojourn on the 21st Jan at the Hoxton Bar and Grill in celebration of the physical release of Opus 2, perhaps the most spectacularly lavish release from the label to date...
You can pre-order this thing of great beauty here:
Or for those of you who care not for insane artwork, smooth laminating and cd quality you can download all 33 minutes of musical oblivion here:
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In order to recover from that you may wish to here the sublime dulcet tones of
DAN MICHAELSON AND THE COASTGUARDS live on tour with the Duke Special. Hear the crooner from Absentee melt your heart with songs from his debut solo album released later this year on Memphis Industries, and of course (like the other sublime Absentee side-project Wet Paint) published by Transgressive.
TUES 13.01 PORTSMOUTH WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
WED 14.01 OXFORD ACADEMY
THURS 15.01 NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS
FRI 16.01 GATESHEAD SAGE
SAT 17.01 YORK DUCHESS
SUN 18.01 BIRMINGHAM GLEE CLUB
MON 19.01 LONDON PROUD GALLERIES
SUN 24.01 SHEFFIELD LEADMILL
SUN 25.01 MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE
BURNINGPILOT are also putting in a live show as part of the rather fantastic Artrocker festival tonight (Tuesday) http://www.artrocker.tv has the details for this and other fantastic gigs of the festival. Burningpilot will of course be playing tracks from their unfathomably brilliant debut album “Cold Caller” which you can buy everywhere now.
Well, that just about wraps up instant fix new-year live material...
FOALS however have commenced writing of what promises to be a stellar follow up to their debut album Antidotes, and to prove it Yannis has posted some loops up that he did in his bedroom here: www.myspace.com/foals
Well, that’s plenty to be getting on with... for any of you industry types, Lilas and I will be at Midem next week... so give us a shout if you want to meet up!
Lots of love and excitement for the new year, and thanks again for your patience and support.
Tim, Toby, Lilas