Today singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy reveals, “Heart Shape,” the B-side of her new single “Love Is Real” via ATO.
On the wrting and recording of the track she says, “The making of this song lifted me out of my COVID funk. Not being able to make music with my friends hit me hard during quarantine and made me realize why it is so special. I took the opportunity as a sign to get out of my comfort zone – every musician played on this song remotely and for me it was a new way to make art. It reminded me that music is basically magic. It can miraculously transcend location, space, and time.”
MARGARET GLASPY TOUR DATES
4/6 – Boston, MA – House of Blues #
4/8 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall #
4/9 – Richmond, VA – The National #
4/10 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage at Culture Center Theater
4/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
4/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
4/15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
4/16 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom #
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
4/19 – Chicago, Il – The Riviera Theatre #
4/21 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
4/22 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
4/23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
4/25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #
4/27 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine #
4/28 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
5/7 – Roanoke, VA – Fostek Hall at Jefferson Center
5/19 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
5/22 – Guadalajara, MX – Corona Capital Guadalajara
London artist Nilüfer Yanya releases her sophomore album PAINLESS today via ATO Records. PAINLESS see’s Nilüfer at her most direct and open yet. The title comes from a grown understanding that pain isn’t always a negative thing, while also experiencing a freeing kind of joy while making this record. The 12-track album features the previously released singles “the dealer,” “anotherlife,” which arrived with a music video directed by Molly Daniel in Sri Lanka, “stabilise” and “midnight sun”, which Nilüfer will be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airing March 11th.
Along with the release of PAINLESS, Nilüfer Yanya embarks on her 2022 world tour next week with the UK and Irish dates starting in Glasgow on 10th March and ending with London’s Electric Brixton on 16th March. A full run of European dates follows closely behind, with the North American leg kicking off with Coachella in April.
Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings just released her self-produced sophomore album entitled Storm Queen, out now on ATO. The artist will finally hit North America beginning with a line-up of performances and showcases at this year’s SXSW. Following her week in Austin, she’ll hit the road supporting Ezra Furman. Today, she also shares a video for “Heaven,” live with her band from Melbourne.
2022 Tour Dates
3/2/22 – Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne Recital Centre
3/3/22 – Castlemaine, Australia – Theatre Royal
3/4/22 – Meeniyan, Australia – Meeniyan Town Hall
3/5/22 – Canberra, Australia – Canberra Theatre
3/9/22 – London, UK – St.Matthias Church
3/14- 3/20/22 – Austin, TX – SXSW
2022 SXSW Schedule
3/15/22 – ATC Live! British Embassy Showcase – Cedar Street Courthouse
3/16/22 – Sounds Australia – Australia House – 1:00 PM
3/16/22 – All Together Now – Hotel St. Cecilia – 3:00 PM
3/17/22 – Gorilla vs Bear – Las Perlas – 10:00 PM
3/18/22 – Official SXSW Showcase – St. David’s Church – 7:30 PM
3/1/22 – South By San Jose – Hotel San Jose – 1:00 PM
2022 North American Tour Dates
*w/ Ezra Furman
5/19/22 – Los Angeles,CA – Teragram Ballroom*
5/21/22 – San Francisco,CA – August Hall*
5/23/22 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
5/24/22 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre*
5/25/22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
5/26/22 – Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective*
Atlanta-based duo Mattiel present a new offering from their forthcoming third album Georgia Gothic, due March 18th via ATO Records.
Blood in the Yolk” arrives with a video directed by David James Swanson and edited by Brown full of medieval-inspired imagery, muted colors and farm animals. Visuals for “Blood in the Yolk” were inspired by the 1969 film Color of Pomegranates directed by Sergei Parajanov, described by the band as “one of the most beautiful films ever made.”
Speaking about the new single, Mattiel says – “When Jonah (Swilley) first wrote the structure to ‘Blood in the Yolk,’ it took me a while to compose my wrting and decide how I wanted to approach it with lyrics and melody. I remember being a little frustrated with my lack of ideas in the beginning, but he gave me a pep-talk to keep me going, and we ended up writing a song that is so near and dear to my heart now. ‘Blood in the Yolk’ is one of my favorite songs Jonah and I have ever written together and I feel so lucky that this is our ‘job.'”
Atlanta-based duo Mattiel unveil their new single “Lighthouse” today, the second offering from their forthcoming third album Georgia Gothic, due March 18th via ATO Records.
Speaking about the meaning behind “Lighthouse”, Mattiel & Jonah share, “We hope ‘Lighthouse’ is a positive, uplifting song for anyone who hears it. If you’re working toward something and it feels like an uphill battle, that can be a sign that you’re headed in the right direction. And there’s always someone or something to help guide you through it.”
Mattiel will embark on a North American tour in 2022 beginning in February in Washington, DC, with stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, and SXSW before wrapping up April 23rd in Louisville. Mattiel will also tour Europe following their North American run in 2022.
Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings will release her self-produced sophomore album entitled Storm Queen this week. Before Friday, Cummings shares a final taste of the forthcoming record. “Raglan” is an homage to the street where Cummings’ rides her bike to visit her friends. “Jesse Williams recorded this song in his tiny studio on Raglan Street on a freezing winter’s day. It was nice to all be crammed in there to play this live with everyone because it kept me so warm,” she explains. “This song really makes me smile, as a lot of memories came out of that place. So many parties ended at that studio with someone putting on Bob Dylan as the sun came up.”
Storm Queen will be released on January 14th on ATO Records, and follows Cummings’ understated debut album Refuge Cove, which was released in 2019 via King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Flightless Records.
Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings will release her self-produced sophomore album entitled Storm Queen next month via ATO Records. Today she shares the breathtaking title track off of the album, with an equally compelling music video that will make you feel as if you’re caught in Cummings’ storm.
“This song was the last one I wrote for the album, very quickly before recording,” Grace Cummings says of “Storm Queen.” “The song is also my favourite track on the whole album. Harry Cooper on the baritone and Cahill Kelly on the piano helped me make the song I had in my head come to life. They trusted my gut, even when things were sounding a bit freaky and it was unclear if my vision for the song would come together. I wanted this track to be fucking raw, and ugly, and full of gunfire, and dirt, and ruin. And it turned out even bigger than I’d imagined.”
Mercurial London artist Nilüfer Yanya has announced her hugely anticipated second album PAINLESS releasing March 4th, 2022 via ATO Records. The album’s lead single “stabilise” also arrives today alongside its accompanying video by her sister and longtime creative collaborator Molly Daniel.
Nilüfer shares about the concept behind the single and video, “I was really thinking about your surroundings and how much they influence or change your perception of things. A lot of the city is just grey and concrete, there’s no escape.” She adds, “The video plays on the central theme in the song of no one coming to save you ever. It’s set in depths of reality in every day life where we are the only one’s truly capable of salvaging or losing ourselves. Nothing is out there -both a depressing and reassuring statement (depending on how you look at it). Sometimes you have to dress up as a spy or a rock star and just hope for the best.”
Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings has released a new single and music video for “Up In Flames,” from her forthcoming, self-produced sophomore album. Storm Queen will be released on January 14th on ATO Records, and follows Cummings’ understated debut album Refuge Cove, which was released in 2019 via King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Flightless Records. “I wrote this song on the day Notre Dame burned down. I like that I can trace this song back to the exact day with a little time stamp like that,” says Cummings of the new single. “It reminded me of a time I remember very well, standing on the sand at Jan Juc Beach looking into the ocean. Every wave that came in to the shore was thick and black. I went and looked closer at the water and it was full of scorched gum leaves.”
Amyl & the Sniffers, the Melbourne, Australia rock band fronted by Amy Taylor, released their sophomore album Comfort To Me a few weeks ago via ATO Records/Rough Trade. Now, after a triumphant release from the world’s longest lockdown in Australia, Amyl & the Sniffers announce their long-awaited return stateside for a North American 2022 tour. In addition to the band’s previously announced show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in December which sold out in less than one day, the Sniffers will tour Spring 2022.
Comfort To Me, which was co-produced by the band and Dan Luscombe, is the follow-up to Amyl & the Sniffers’ critically acclaimed 2019 self-titled debut album, which won Australia’s esteemed ARIA Award for Best Rock Album and saw the band tour their anarchic and ridiculously fun live show internationally for the past two years. With its lyrics largely written during the Australian Bushfire season, when The Sniffers were already wearing masks to protect themselves from smoke in the air, Comfort To Me came together in a 3-bedroom apartment where the four band members quarantined together during COVID-19 lockdown. The result is a less spontaneous and more darkly considered record that masterfully captures the essence of the band like never before. “This album is just us — raw self expression, defiant energy, unapologetic vulnerability,” says Taylor. “It was written by four self-taught musicians who are all just trying to get by and have a good time.”
12/6/2021 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/26/2022 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
4/27/2022 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
5/6/2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
5/ 7/2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings announces today that she has signed with ATO Records, who will release her forthcoming, self-produced sophomore album. Storm Queen will be released on January 14th on ATO Records.
In celebration of the album announcement, Grace Cummings shares the record’s first single and album opener. On the majestic “Heaven,” which was recorded in one take.
Cummings explains. “To me talking about God or Mother Mary is a way of labeling something beautiful that I don’t understand, something that’s not quite a part of the world we live in.
Amyl & the Sniffers, the Melbourne, Australia rock band fronted by Amy Taylor, will release their sophomore album Comfort To Me this Friday, September 10th, via ATO Records/Rough Trade. Today the band share one more single entitled “Hertz” in advance of the release. “‘Hertz’ is a daydream of wanting to go to the country/bush and see landscapes other than the city,” Taylor explains. “ It was written in 2019 but it very much sounds like a pandemic song, because it’s a daydream about being repulsed by confinement, and frustrated over being stuck in one place.” @amylandthesniffers