For the second year running, Lost In The Manor has been asked to curate a stage at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, the UK’s premier showcase of upcoming talent and buzz-making bands. Following a great day hosting the acts at the Queens Hotel in 2016, we’re moving up to The Hope on Queens Road, the main drag linking Brighton’s station and sea. Taking the stage on Saturday 20 May will be label signees Bokito, CHILDCARE and Cocoa Futures plus guests to be announced. The day kicks off at 12 midday. Fellow LITM band The fin. are also performing at The Alternative Escape. Keep it locked for further announcements.
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Two of the bands on our label played supreme London gigs last week to support recent releases. First, CHILDCARE headlined The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington, performing a set that included new single ‘Film Club’ to a sweaty full house. The band were ably supported by Bokito and Sad Palace.
The following Saturday was Cocoa Futures’ turn to roll out EP ‘Blue’ with a rammed show at The Sebright Arms in Hackney, going down a storm with a performance sprinkled with the four tracks from the release. Coby Sey and KYLYPSO had ignited the party vibes before them.
More good news for The fin. as the Kobe/London quartet have sealed a slot at next year’s South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, the planet’s major new music showcase. This follows the band’s recent release of a remix EP, featuring versions by The Field, Ten Fé and All We Are, and launched with a sold out all-nighter in East London. The Lost In The Manor signees were also chosen as one of the key acts to launch Spotify in Japan, and have just featured on two official UK playlists. Access ‘Through The Deep’ below:
CHILDCARE are killing it at the moment. Their forthcoming single 'Film Club' is being loved by Huw Stephens, added to BBC Introducing as a pick of the week, spun on Radio X, and has hit nearly 30k plays on Soundcloud in just over a week!!
'Film Club' will be released on 18 November and we're throwing a party on 28 November at the Waiting Room, London N16, to celebrate. The band will be joined by Bokito and Sad Palace (also launching a single). It's going to be a hell of a night.
Check it out on Facebook HERE
Get your tickets now on DICE HERE
It's been a wicked journey for Cocoa Futures as they await the day their debut EP will be released on all digital platforms — 2 December, to be precise. To celebrate, we're throwing a party at Sebright Arms on 3 December. The line-up could not be more exciting as Cocoa Futures will be joined by babes KYLYPSO and Coby Sey, who'll be doing a live set. Didn't we tell you it was exciting?
Check it out on Facebook HERE
Get your tickets on DICE HERE
Following the acclaimed 'Through the Deep' EP, The fin. are releasing three adventurous reworkings of tracks from it on 25 November. Their smooth dream pop tunes have been reimagined as hugely inventive versions by The Field, Ten Fé and All We Are.
To celebrate the launch of the remix EP, The fin. are throwing a late-nighter in the basement of The Castle, London E1, featuring Slow Dance DJs, Karmacoma and Sunken.
Tickets are £5 on the door. Bring your friends and dance the night away.
Check out the Facebook Event here
Lost In The Manor Records are excited to announce that supreme capital-city rockers CHILDCARE are the latest band to sign to the label. The quartet will release their debut single, 'Film Club' on 18 November (we'll be revealing details of its exclusive premiere soon) and will be playing a launch show at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington, London on 28 November. Prior to this, CHILDCARE are supporting Bastille on some of the latter band's arena dates, specifically:
Fri 28 October: Bournemouth BIC
Sat 29 October: Plymouth Pavilions
Tues 8 November: Birmingham NIA
Sat 12 November: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Sun 13 November: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Following their buzzy live show at our #BLOGTOBER festival at The Finsbury on 7 October, The fin. have announced two more London shows before they head home to Japan at the end of November. Never fear, they'll be back in December in time for an English Christmas (we know they're only really coming back for the crackers and roasts!). The upcoming dates are:
Sat 22 October - Pirate Studio Launch (Facebook Event)
Wed 9 November - Spilt Milk @ Shacklewell Arms (Facebook Event)
Come join us!
Lost In The Manor aces Cocoa Futures have unveiled new track ‘Bee’, a bright electro-edged indie follow up to ‘The Blue’, and another from their ‘The Blue’ EP, out on 2 December. Clash magazine were first in line to share the tune, calling it “an acerbic, offbeat pop jammer”, and we’re inclined to agree. The band will be launching the EP with a gig at the Sebright Arms in east London on Saturday 3 December.
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We’re proud to announce that the second UK EP by our sumptuous Japanese signees The fin. is out today. The four-piece attracted plenty of love during their UK tour in May and, judging by the press reaction, this new five-track release is set to do likewise. Click below to purchase your copy of ‘Through The Deep’.
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Praise for ‘Through The Deep’
“Their xx-meets-Jon Hopkins ambience sees The fin.’s cinematic tendencies take the fore” DIY
“Ethereal dream pop with an oriental sheen” ShortList
“Waves of synths wash across the record, while swirling, reverb-heavy guitars create its undercurrent” CMU Approved
“A five-track journey through the gossamer atmospherics of neo-psychedelia” Clash
WATCH the video to 'Through The Deep'
The fin. will release their new EP 'Through The Deep' on 3 June. It's the band's second release in the UK on Lost In The Manor and has been picking up some sizzling reviews.
The Japanese group will also be playing a UK tour in May, which includes a gig at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Saturday 21st. The fin. are fresh from supporting The Last Shadow Puppets at Alex Turner and Miles Kane's Tokyo show.
See them play in your city in May:
12 Cardiff, UK - Gwdihw
13 London, UK - The Finsbury
14 Southampton, UK - The Alex
15 London, UK - Old Queens Head
19 Reading, UK - The Purple Turtle
21 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
24 Hull, UK - Sesh @ The Polar Bear
26 London, UK - Tooting Tram & Social
27 Portsmouth, UK - The Edge of The Wedge
About The fin.
“At the end of the day, we just want to be seen as borderless.” Yuto Uchino.
Hailing from the vibrant Japanese port city of Kobe, The fin. are a reputed and singular attraction in their homeland due to their stylish Europhile blend of synth-pop, chillwave and dream-pop, complete with English lyrics addressing universal themes of everyday uncertainties. Often referenced alongside the likes of Beach House, Phoenix, Metronomy and M83, the quartet have, since forming in 2012, performed before thousands of rapturous fans at major Japanese festivals including Fuji Rock, Rising Sun and Viva La Rock. Not content with such acclaim in one country alone, Yuto Uchino (vocals and synths), Ryosuke Odagaki (guitar), Takayasu Taguchi (bass) and Kaoru Nakazawa (drums) set their sights worldwide and in 2015 embarked on a major tour of the US, which included a performance at SXSW, before making their first forays into Britain with a handful of dazzling shows in support of their debut UK EP, ‘Night Time’. Their much-anticipated return to these shores this spring comes in the wake of a second British release and a growing recognition that there’s an act of rare, sophisticated beauty creating a big noise in the East. It’s time to turn your gaze to The fin.
Following the band's first two releases on Lost In The Manor, the buzz continues to grow around Love Nor Money. The group will be showcasing some of their new material on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude Festival in July. Watch this space for news of further gigs and those hotly anticipated new releases.
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