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VIDEO : Savages - "Adore"

Two weeks away from the release of Savages' hotly anticipated 2nd album, 'Adore Life', the band present a stunning video for "Adore", directed by Anders Malmberg (with lighting and concept design by Tobias Rylander). Savages' initial run of 2016 worldwide dates are updated below with the addition of a rather prominent spot on Friday bill for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

2016 tour :

January 26 - 100 Club, London UK (sold out)

February 18 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 - Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 - Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 - Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 - Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 - Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 - Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13 - Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 - Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 - Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 - Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 - Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 - The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 - Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 - Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 - Emo's, Austin TX
April, 15 - Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 24 - Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX

preorder ' Adore Life' from the following with "Adore", "T.I.W.Y.G." and "The Answer" available instantly

The Matador Store
Google Play

Savages online :


Below find the details on where to catch Matador bands during the second weekend of Coachella, which begins in a mere number of hours.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol – 7:25pm PST – Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius – 1:55pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian – 6:40 pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

This weekend with have a live broadcast from the festival on the AXS TV Network (with a replay within 24 hours for time zone purposes).

Relive last weekend's sets here: and


Interpol, April 9th, Coachella Stage

Perfume Genius, April 10th, Outdoor Theatre

(videos courtesy of Coachella)


For those attending "Coachella" this weekend find information below on where to catch Matador bands this during weekend 1 of the festival.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol - 7:25pm PST - Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius - 1:55pm PST - Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian - 6:40 pm PST - Outdoor Theatre

Not attending? It's the future and you can can stream sets on and as well as turn into Sirius radio for the live broadcast.



STREAM : Belle and Sebastian - "The Cat WIth The Cream"

A day after Belle and Sebastian's participation in April's Coachella Festival was confirmed (see tour dates below), The Line Of Best Fit premiered the third song culled from the forthcoming, 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance', "The Cat With The Cream".

(if you're in Germany, please click here instead)

'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' is out January 19.

Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America):
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

Tour Dates

Monday January 26 - Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 - The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 - Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 - Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 - Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 - Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Saturday, April 11 - Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Saturday, April 18 - Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Sunday May 3 - St. David's, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 - Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 - Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 - Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 - Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 - Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 - Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 - Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 - City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 - Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 - Sound City, Liverpool, England
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday - Saturday, July 2-4 - ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

(* -Honeyblood supporting March 30 - April 4)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
'It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career' - official site
Belle and Sebastian - Twitter


If you are at the festival, but sure to catch Queens of the Stone Age tomorrow, April 19th, at 9:35pm PST on the Coachella Stage and DARKSIDE in the aptly-named Gobi tent after at 10:50pm PST. If you are anywhere but Indio this weekend, you can watch many performances (including QOTSA) on AXS TV here (please check local listings) or watch it on your computer at

The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.

Pictures from Coachella Weekend 1:

QOTSA Photo by: Kevin Winter

VIDEO : Darkside - Coachella, 4/12/14, Full Set

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington of Darkside, played their Coachella debut Saturday night in the Gobi tent. Watch the full 48-minute set (featuring 5 songs from last year's Psychic) below:


The first weekend of Coachella 2014 is underway! Catch Queens of the Stone Age TONIGHT, April 12th, at 9:40pm PST on the Coachella Stage and then RUN over to Gobi to catch DARKSIDE at 10:50pm PST. Portions of the festival are streaming live on YouTube, including tonight's QOTSA set.

The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.

GIRLS perform on CONAN + then again at COACHELLA

Long time fans, first time performers!  Last night Girls were able to stop by Conan for a very special appearance, their very first on his show.  Those who tuned in were treated to a heartfelt rendition of Love Like A River.  For anyone who missed it, the good folks at Conan have provided this clip from the show.

Girls are now headed into the desert for a special show at Pappy & Harriet's tonight in Pioneertown, CA and then hit Coachella tomorrow for the second weekend of madness.

Fucked Up - second of four singles, release party tonight after Coachella, LA tomorrow

Today Fucked Up release the second of four singles from the upcoming album David Comes To Life. Entitled "A Little Death," the song is track 13 out of 18. Its urgent tone plays against an underlying tale of resignation and defeat, and showcases a different side of this insanely multilayered album from the first single released a couple of weeks ago.

A Little Death (192k mp3)

Appropriately enough, the band will be celebrating the release of this (sad?) single with a free show at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs after Coachella ends tonight. They will be performing multiple songs from the new album. Doors open at midnight. Come and get a free postcard containing more information on the story.

If you can't make it out to the desert, catch them at the Echoplex in LA tomorrow night. Tickets are only $5.

* To avoid confusion, these singles are DIGITAL singles. There will be plenty of REAL singles coming for you collectors.

Stay tuned for the release of single number 3 on Tuesday, April 26.

Coachella stage times announced/Bands on the road - Interpol announce special Coachella set details

As announced on the official Coachella page, stage times are out now for all bands playing this weekends festival and you'll find Matador and True Panther bands well represented, without any clashes (...hopefully) too!

Additionally, Interpol have announced exciting details about their Coachella performance in collaboration with The Creators Project, David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy:

Interpol Under Surveillance

Surrounded as we are by an ever-increasing number of cameras in our daily lives, we begin to lose ownership of our own images. Anonymous technology is analyzing, categorizing and archiving our very existence.

Interpol, in collaboration with David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy present a visual juxtaposition of the seen and the unseen. As the observer becomes the observed, the performance explores the deepening layers of covert surveillance, morphing data acquisition into visual beauty and questioning the fine line between the viewer and the voyeur.

Featuring the premiere of the David Lynch animation "I Touch A Red Button Man" for the song "Lights", and utilizing real-time visual manipulation from Seattle-based HPX, the performance will be streamed live to the internet as well as to the audience at Coachella.

From here Interpol continue their tour around the southern states with School Of Seven Bells, The New Pornographers head out with the Walkmen in tow, Cold Cave join the Kills on the road, Glasser will be supporting TV On The Radio, whilst Delorean bring their broken Spanglish charm to headline shows in Chicago and Brooklyn.

The Coachella stages and times for all our acts are below, enjoy!

Cold Cave – 3pm @ Mohave Stage
Interpol – 7:25pm @ Coachella Stage

Glasser – 5:15pm @ Gobi Tent
The New Pornographers –  6:35pm @ Outdoor Theatre

Delorean – Sun, 4/17, 2pm or 3pm @ Gobi Tent

Fucked Up: "A Little Death" single release party at the Ace Hotel during Coachella

To celebrate the release of the second of four singles from their upcoming album David Comes To Life, Fucked Up will be playing a midnight show at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs on Friday, April 15. This is of course during the weekend of the Coachella Festival. The digital single is called "A Little Death" and will be available both here on the Matablog and on iTunes on that Friday.

See you there!

Matador Crazily Represented at Coachella 2011

Though the above poster is not entirely accurate, we can finally confirm (ie. after everyone else has already reported it) the following members of the Matador / True Panther Sounds family will be appearing at The 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this coming April 15-17

The New Pornographers
Cold Cave

As for the rest of the bill, well, we all have our favorites, but I'd like to issue a deep personal thank-you to the organizers for NOT BOOKING THESE DUDES.

Jicks From Above

For those of us who didn't spend the weekend baking away in the Coachella sun, a friend of the Matablog sent along some photos of our first experiment with skywriting. To celebrate Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks' performance we emblazoned the skies with their name. It went so well that we'll be floating triumphantly above every summer festival this year! Keep an eye on the sky!

Incidentally, we are currently running a Stephen Malkmus Bundle Sale. You can get all 4 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks CDs (Stephen Malkmus, Pig Lib, Face The Truth, Real Emotional Trash) plus a free rare 7" flexi of "Jojo's Jacket", all for $40. Supplies of the flexi-7" are very limited.

Order HERE

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