British rave revivalists Klaxons unveil their subversive album art, tracklist and pumped up new track Atom To Atom, as we edge closer to the release of album #3 Love Frequency.
It's easy to forget that Klaxons have been charming hearts and minds since 2007 when they erupted into the cosmos with a then pioneering dance/indie hybrid that led to awards, glory and a trail of ravaged venues the world over. They turned darker with 2010's Surfing The Void, and the new swagger of Love Frequency tasters (BBC Radio 1's A-listed There Is No Other Time, plus Children of the Sun) shows a further evolution.
The June-released album features production from Gorgon City, the Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands, Erol Alkan, and James Murphy, and was recorded throughout 2013. See the tracklisting below.
FOR Festival and international analogue photography movement Lomography are giving away the ultimate FOR prize pack to enhance your experience whilst watching Haim, DARKSIDE, Mark Ronson, Klaxons, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine, Erol Alkan and more play on the idyllic Croatian island of Hvar this June.
The prize pack includes a LomoKino and Kinoscope to capture your FOR experience on analogue video as well as a stack of vinyl, CDs and other rarities from artists that are playing or have played the festival to warm you up.
As a feature of FOR Festival is the all-night parties at Carpe Diem Beach (a private island accessed by boat which is included in your FOR ticket), we're asking for you to submit up to 10 of your favourite 'night-time' photos.
To enter, create a LomoHome, then follow the instructions on the competition page.
You can pick up day and weekend tickets to FOR, and watch our full line-up trailer here.
The Cut Copy boys remix fellow Australians Jagwar Ma, stretching their latest single 'Uncertainty' into a jacking intergalactic sparkle. A winning combination. You could argue that both acts see eye to eye with 'Free Your Mind' and 'Howlin' finding common ground in their marriage of psychedelia and dance music, paying homage to the Madchester scene.
Movement's debut self-titled EP will be out May 2 (AUS), May 5 (UK), May 6 (USA), and in support of the release, they're pleased to announce an Australian headline tour. Fresh off a recent sold out run with DARKSIDE, and with earlier support slots under Solange and Flight Facilities, Movement are ready to bring their evocative, soulful live show to a stage near you.
Tickets for all shows are available to purchase from today.
The Movement EP is also now available for pre-order.
MOVEMENT EP TOUR
Thursday, May 22: Shebeen, Melbourne *Tix
Friday, May 23: Rocket Bar, Adelaide *Tix on the door
Friday, May 30: Spectrum, Sydney *Tix
Thursday, June 5: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane *Tix
Friday, June 6: Beach Hotel, Byron Bay *Free entry
Movement are also supporting Rufus on the following dates:
Friday, May 9: Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Saturday, May 10: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sunday, May 10: The Tivoli, Brisbane
FOR has also revealed the daily artist line up for the festival. Catch your favourite artists when they play on the island of Hvar, schedule below.
Thursday, June 19
Klaxons, Factory Floor, Kelela, Erol Alkan, Bok Bok, Ghost Culture
Friday, June 20
Haim, Temples, Mark Ronson (DJ set), Tensnake, Tiger & Woods
Saturday, June 21
Neneh Cherry w/ RocketNumberNine, MØ, Erlend Øye, Psychemagik, Baio, Fort Romeau
Sunday, June 22
Darkside, Movement, Maurice Fulton, Storm Queen (DJ set), Daniel Wang
For info on getting to Hvar, accommodation, dining tips, and more, visit for-festival.com.
Klaxons released a new single earlier this year, the Radio 1 play-listed There Is No Other Time, and we just got the fancy new video for it. Georgia Hudson (Midlake, MØ) stepped up to the director's spot to create the nightclub meets scenic dream-scape clip! We like it.
They're all about Freeing Your Mind, and now Cut Copy have set free another new and previously unreleased track. In These Arms Of Love is part of a Record Store Day vinyl release (US only), and is here for you to listen to today.
Since Free Your Mind's release, Cut Copy have criss-crossed the globe performing to punters from Chile to Chicago, with stops in Peru and Siberia along the way.
Earlier this year they played Future Music Festival in Australia and will be heading back Down Under for a home-town headline tour as follows:
Thursday May 8: Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday May 9: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday May 10: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday April 4. Good mates Touch Sensitive and Nile Delta will support the band at all three shows.
Single day tickets for all 4 days of FOR Festival 2014 will be on sale via the FOR website this coming Friday, April 4th.
We'll also be announcing the day-by-day artist line up, so you can start to plan your long weekend out.
Art director extraordinaire Mat Maitland created a super-vibrant, hypercolor video for us, soundtracked by FOR performers Movement, which you can watch below. We love his work with Kenzo, Basement Jaxx, and Kanye West and we think you will too.
FOR Festival's stellar line-up is headed up by Haim, a quartet who've spent the last year eliciting not only colossal sales of their debut album Days Are Gone but also comparisons to those untouchable titans of transatlantic pop, Fleetwood Mac.
We dug out this near-perfect live rendition of Don't Save Me recorded for BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe at the tail end of 2012. If the music sounds this sunny in a darkened studio in Central London, just imagine it in a converted monastery on the balmy Mediterranean island of Hvar, Croatia. Or click here and imagine no longer.
FOR Festival is today pleased to announce the second round of performers for the Croatian island festival. Joining the already stellar FOR 2014 line up will be reigning ladies of rock, Haim; the uncategorizable Grammy-nominated, Brit-winning singer Neneh Cherry, performing with RocketNumberNine; UK retro-psychedelic combo Temples; Vampire Weekend's Baio; and hotly-tipped newcomer MØ.
In addition, Erlend Øye (Kings of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive) will be performing his very personal History Lesson. Simply Øye and an acoustic guitar, it commences with a series of cover songs, starting from 1962 and continuing onwards, taking on classics from 65, 68 and so on until arriving at the commencement of his own oeuvre in the late 90's, including all his passions and pop music epiphanies up until the present day. It promises to be an intimate, illuminating live set from one of this generation's more unique voices.
Tickets to the 4 day island festival in Hvar, Croatia, are on sale now. With only 2500 tickets available for the weekend, they're disappearing quickly. Get yours while you still can!
Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
Basen , Warsaw, Poland
Oakbank Racecourse , Oakbank, SA
Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW
University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT
The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
The Hi Fi, Melbourne, Australia
Prince of Wales Showground , Bendigo, VIC
Murray Sports Complex, Townsville, QLD
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Capitol, Perth, Australia
Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Rod Laver Arena , Melbourne, Australia
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
170 Russell , Melbourne, Australia
Hay Park , Bunbury, WA