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Corridor Share New Single

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You can now hear Corridor’s ‘Domino’, a new single and insistent highlight from forthcoming album, Junior. The band’s inventive genius is on full display here, showcasing what might be their best trick – creating singular tunes that are purposeful, full of song-craft, even as they let loose, slip their collar.

Commenting on the track, singer/guitarist Jonathan Robert said: "People are often glorifying what being an Artist or a musician can mean. Art doesn’t necessarily make you a better person. There can be angst, stress and so on. It can have a negative, direct impact on the people closest to you. ‘Domino’ is about navigating just that. It is the first song out of Junior that we’ve composed and we’ve played it live quite a few times already."

The Montreal-based band will release Junior on October 18 worldwide through Sub Pop with the exception of Canada through Bonsound. With Junior, the group make the most dazzling, immediate and inventive album of their young career: 39 minutes of darting and dodging guitars, spiralling vocal harmonies, and the complicated, goldenrod nostalgia of a Sunday mid-afternoon.

'Junior' track list:

1. Topographe

2. Junior

3. Domino

4. Goldie

5. Agent double

6. Microscopie

7. Grand cheval

8. Milan

9. Pow

10. Bang




Villagers - The Art Of Pretending To Swim

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Creating an intricate yet topsy-turvy ambience once again, Villagers are back and presenting more intriguing brilliance on album number four. The Art Of Pretending To Swim contains the same recognisable Conor O’Brien signature fortes of old, over pronounced vocal clarity, simple melodies and effortless artistry with such wonderful consequences.

As Villagers have evolved over the years, electronic ingredients have slowly worked into the mix and this record at times has taken the added depth and ran with it. However, that being said, this inclusion hasn't dominated the album at every turn, and the relaxed strings, brushing of hi-hats and guitar strings are still very much part of O’Brien’s area of specialism.

Without doubt, both singles ‘A Trick of the Light’ and ‘Fool’ display moments of a quintessentially British alternative folk that is rarely heard anywhere but on a Villagers record. O’Brien’s lyrics are as expected. Clever, witty, thought provoking and work incredibly well alongside the diversity of everything else begging for attention. Very much suited to today’s hot topics, Villagers have addressed subjects that inevitably will be looked at by many other artists with similar perspectives. Technology, its speedy progression and the impact that its having on our relationships and its ever changing state is surveyed on the record from time to time.

Where Villagers are on this record, and in the grand scheme of things, at this stage is tricky to say, but in reality maybe this shouldn't be looked at in this way. The Art Of Pretending To Swim stands as another strong module in O’Brien’s eclectic body of work regardless of where it lies overall. It’s compelling and fresh, similar yet distant. The record’s peaks and subtleties are one and the same, and uniquely Villagers, and that’s all that matters.

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