15: HAMBURG, DE - Docks
16: BERLIN, DE - Columbiahalle
17: COLOGNE, DE - Live Music Hall
18: FRANKFURT, DE - Batschkapp
20: AMSTERDAM,NL - Paradiso
21: GRONINGEN, NL - Oosterpoort
22: UTRECHT, NL - TivoliVredenburg
25: LONDON, UK - O2 Academy Brixton
27: DUBLIN, IE - Vicar St.
01: LEEDS, UK - O2
02: MANCHESTER, UK - Apollo
03: GATESHEAD, UK - Sage
04: BEXHILL, UK - De La Warr Pavilion
07: BRUSSELS, BE - AB
08: PARIS, FR - Olympia
09: STRASBOURG, FR - La Laiterie
10: LYON, FR - Transbordeur
12: ZURICH, CH - Volkshaus
13: MILAN, IT - Fabrique
15: BARCELONA, ES - Razzmatazz
16: MADRID, ES - La Riviera
24: TORONTO, ON - Danforth Music Hall
25: MONTREAL, QC - Metropolis
26: BOSTON, MA - House Of Blues
28: NEW YORK, NY - Terminal 5
29: PHILADELPHIA, PA - Electric Factory
01: WASHINGTON, DC - 9:30 Club
02: RICHMOND, VA - The National
03: ASHEVILLE, NC - Orange Peel
11: ASPEN, CO - Belly Up
12: DENVER, CO - Red Rocks
13: LAWRENCE, KS - Granada Theater
15: COLUMBIA, MO - Blue Note
16: ST LOUIS, MO - Ready Room
18: CHICAGO, IL - Concord
19: MILWAUKEE, WI - Turner Hall
20: MADISON, WI - Orpheum
21: MINNEAPOLIS, MN - First Avenue
25: VANCOUVER, BC - Commodore
Taken from 'Orange Melamine' released 27th May 2016 via Ninja Tune.
In early 2008, age 18, Space Dimension Controller (R&S, Clone, Royal Oak) made his first album in his bedroom in Belfast, now set for a release on 27th May 2016 via Ninja Tune. Crunchy, tattered and enjoyably odd - “Orange Melamine” is a lovingly produced and deeply personal album that laces supernatural sounds and translucent synths with a sense of overflowing harmony. Washed in reverb and draped in hiss, the album draws influence from the old VHS tapes handed down to Space Dimension Controller from his older brother and cousins, as well as artists like Boards of Canada, Brian Eno and William Basinski.
The album is also steeped in audio and visual references from 80’s and 90’s sci-fi films and animations; from The Guyver, Short Circuit, The Gobots, and Ghostbusters through to The Fifth Element, Escape from New York and Power Rangers - also reflected in the album's visual identity created by Jacob Chabeaux.
Digital released 27th May 2016. CD/Vinyl formats to follow.
Max and Glenn will celebrate the album release in the UK at Dance Tunnel in London on 19th May and 20th May in Brighton at Patterns (alongside Letherette and Throwing Shade) as part of The Great Escape. The following week sees them back in Berlin for what will surely be an amazing session at Panorama Bar on 28th May.
Taken from 'House Of Silk' released 4th March 2016 via Ninja Tune.
hashtag irl is an ode to today. It is a reflection of the internet frenzy which has taken over our lives, and which has imprisoned us in a virtual reality, where we each justify our existence through the approval of others. How many likes? How many followers? Never enough, so it seems.
The constant desire to increase our online status drives us only deeper into an isolated world of narcissism, where our thoughts are watered down to a common denominator of hashtags, selfies and internet-speak acronyms. We don't really care about each other, we only care about how much we 'like' each other. The anti-social reality of 'social media' is all too ironic.
The repetitive, robotic and melancholy vocals of hashtag irl symbolize the relentlessness with which the internet now dictates our lives. They also pay homage to Kraftwerk's Computer Love - the original song about the rise of computers in modern society, released back in 1981. 'Computer love. Another lonely night. I don't know what to do.' It seems not much has changed. 'Hashtag alone. Hashtag follow me. Hashtag please follow me.'