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MOLLY NILSSON: Single

MOLLY SINGLE

MOLLY NILSSON: Single
(Dark Skies Association/Night School)
Limited to 800 on Black Vinyl, 7″ with insert and DL Code.
Released May 12

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Peek-a-boo! An artist in her songwriting prime, hyperactive with the possibilities of the world despite the global zeitgeist forever shifting, Molly Nilsson sent us 2 new songs around the same time as the tracks for her new album Imaginations that were incredible pop tunes on their own right, yet just too long to fit on Imaginations. Like much else in Molly’s career, we decided to break the mould, not follow album-release protocol, and surprise you all with this double AA a mere fortnight before Imaginations hits the shelves.

About Somebody seems to be about somebody, or maybe even somebody’s body, about desire too, perhaps. How else to interpret the line “Babe I want to party with you every night, and have a hard-on for the rest of my life?” But this is a Molly Nilsson song, and this is Empowering Content. Over a rousing, even anthemic, verse/chorus one-two, a soaring synth-string hook that rides the handclaps beautifully, we‘re soon left wondering whether our beloved narrator is really focusing on the “other” at all. Love lets you down: treat it mean, keep it keen, and remember if you can’t love yourself how the hell are you gonna love any body else?

On the flip, Quit (In Time), is a classic minor-key Nilsson elegy to obsession and addiction, sounding almost close to an early 80s Springsteen love-story. Here we imagine Nilsson at the piano, her heart a resounding bell for all longing. If About Somebody is the tumultuous onset of an affair, here we’re hopelessly drawn to the flame, unable to leave alone that which causes the sweetest pain. It’s a universal theme, the longing for something we shouldn’t have, and Nilsson seems to elucidate the feeling with a precise, razor-sharp lyrical nous that fans will instantly recognise.

Single” is about the self and the other; about navigating the love of others that tries to trip us up. But it’s also about you. “Single” is because you’re worth it.

Art by Molly Nilsson.

Sally Dige x Terror Bird x Molly Nilsson

Some of our favourite artists have been permeating Europe’s dark corners of late. Belgian blog Peek-A-Boo and their photographer Marquis Xavier captured a stellar performance by Sally Dige supporting Soft Metals.n-sally-dige-fantastique-night-xlii-t-a-g-brussels-belgium-marquis-pi-x-708-11 Go HERE for the full set.

Sally Dige also teamed up with Terror Bird in the misty past to produce a video for “Waiting For Nothing,” featured on Terror Bird’s 2012 album Secret Rituals. It’s recently come to light and showcases Nikki Nevver’s pop nous.

Finally, there’s a wonderful mix over at Fracture Air featuring Molly Nilsson alongside the likes of K.Leimer, Congos and Augustus Pablo.
Listen to the full thing here.

Night School All Day

All Day And All Of The Night::

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We are thrilled to present 9 of our favourite artists under one roof at the onset of Summer. On Bank Holiday Sunday May 25th Molly Nilsson and Group Rhoda will join Meddicine, Yong Yong, Clip Art, Hausfrau, Ubre Blanca, Happy Meals and Apostille at the Glasgow Art School. There will be a BBQ from 1am and dancing till 3am. The first 100 people through the door will receive a tape compilation “You Know Where You Are” featuring sounds from the 9 artists involved.

Screenprinted posters by artist Lucy Jones will also be on sale on the day.

ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS HERE

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In other news, the delayed LPs by Molly Nilsson and Charcoal Owls will begin shipping next week

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Record Delays…

As you may or may not be aware, the annual advent of Record Store Day means that non-Record Store Day releases end up being delayed. Unfortunately this has happened with both Molly Nilsson “These Things Take Time” and Charcoal Owls “Tin Roof.” We’ve been told we should be receiving both in the next week or two so will commence shipping as soon as possible. Thanks for bearing with us.

Molly Nilsson – These Things Take Time Vinyl Reissue

We are thrilled to present, in partnership with Dark Skies Association, a special edition of Molly Nilsson’s debut album These Things Take Time. Originally released in 2008, this is the first vinyl edition and comes in a double Gatefold LP edition with extra tracks, download card and a lush A2 screen-printed chrome on black poster. Limited to 600 only. PREORDER HERE.

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Molly has also prepared a video for one of the unreleased bonus tracks, “Lend Me Your Love”

Hartzine x Night School

The label is featured this month on Hartzine’s “Who Are You?” Feature. Thanks to Thibault at the zine. Check out the Mixtape we did of Night School related artists and also check out the Premiere of “Radar Love” by The Space Lady:

Artwork by Alex Humphreys

Artwork by Alex Humphreys