1. Arctic Monkeys, Domino Records Take Home High Honors at AIM Independent Music Awards

    September 02, 2014 6:55 PM EDT At this year's Association of Independent Music's Independent Music Awards held Tuesday in London, Arctic Monkeys walked away with the Independent Album of the Year honor, while Domino Records earned the Independent Label of the Year award.  Arctic Monkeys Conquer America: Alex…

  2. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  3. Can Animal Collective's 'Centipede Hz' Make Them Mainstream Stars?

    September 04, 2012 4:00 PM EDT New album follows 2009 breakout 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' -- and is even more accessible. A decade removed from the looped yelps and muddy chants that composed the brunt of its early work, Animal Collective 's latest album, "Centipede Hz," has a whiff of mainstream…

  4. Dead Oceans Latest Label to Join Drip.fm Subscription Service

    July 02, 2012 5:18 PM EDT Indie label Dead Oceans is the latest to join a growing group offering releases via Drip.fm . The new platform, spearheaded by label Ghostly International, offers labels the opportunity to share new digital releases and archival recordings for a fixed monthly fee. Dead Oceans will offer three…

  5. Dirty Projectors Get Weirder - And Bigger - With 'Swing Lo Magellan'

    June 22, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Indie-rock weirdos the Dirty Projectors had no problem creating an operatic concept album about Don Henley and post-9/11 America (2005's "The Getty Address") or a song-for-song reinterpretation of Black Flag's 1981 album "Damaged" (2007's "Rise Above…

  6. Bruno Mars 'Doo-Wops' Back to U.K. No. 1

    January 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST Jessie J's 'Domino' Leaps 8-1 to Top Singles Chart B runo Mars ' "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" celebrated a year on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 15) by going back to where it started, at No. 1. Multiple BRIT Award nominee Jessie J is celebrating her second…

  7. Indie Labels Hit Hard in London Riots

    August 09, 2011 12:12 PM EDT A London warehouse containing stock for a number of U.K. independent labels -- including XL Recordings, 4AD, Beggars, Domino and Rough Trade - was destroyed by rioters during a third night of unrest in the British capital. The three-story building, which was owned by Sony DADC and located in…

  8. The Kills Let Loose on 'Last Goodbye'

    April 04, 2011 2:16 PM EDT The last thing you'd expect on a new record by the Kills would be a smoky torch song. The London-based two-piece is best-known for a stripped-down, raw blues-rock (and a dynamic, feral onstage chemistry), but the most striking track on the duo's new record, "Blood Pressures,…

  9. Beatles, Stones, Blur Backing U.K. Record Store Day

    April 16, 2010 9:22 AM EDT The Beatles , the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen are among the high profile names leading the line for the U.K. leg of tomorrow's (April 17) Record Store Day - an event that organizers are confidently predicting will be Britain's biggest ever. Over 150 U.K. stores are…

  10. Arctic Monkeys Lean Towards Darker Rock On 'Humbug'

    August 24, 2009 11:19 AM EDT New York's heat and humidity are going through the roof as singer/guitarist Alex Turner and drummer Matt Helders hunker down to face the media at an Italian eatery in the heart of the Meatpacking District, but that's not about to stop them from ordering hot tea. No wonder Arctic…

  11. Dirty Projectors Shift Gears On 'Orca'

    June 08, 2009 8:25 AM EDT The Dirty Projectors' last two releases, "The Getty Address" and "Rise Above," were lo-fi concept albums built around inscrutable song structures. Given the Brooklyn-based indie band's track record, "Stillness Is the Move" -- the group's pop…

  12. Franz Ferdinand Get Dub Infusion With 'Blood' Release

    April 22, 2009 1:50 PM EDT Scottish rock outfit Franz Ferdinand will release "Blood," its second album of 2009, on June 1 through Domino. The nine song set is a dub version of the group's third album, "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand," which was released this past January. "Blood" was…

  13. 'Post' Rock: Animal Collective

    January 05, 2009 6:31 PM EST When it burst onto the indie rock scene in 2003, Animal Collective was tagged as the leader of the budding freak-folk movement. While that descriptive has since faded, it hinted at one thing: The band likes to do things differently. That goes for everything from strange band names (Panda Bear…

  14. Fresh Hot Chip: Covers, EPs, Shows, New Songs

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, a slew of tour dates, a remix EP and a new record on the way, the members of Hot Chip have certainly kept themselves busy lately. With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, a slew of tour dates, a remix EP and a new…

  15. Last Shadow Puppets, Madonna Lead U.K. Charts

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of Liverpool band the Rascals, debuted at No. 1 on the British album chart yesterday (April 27) with "The Age of the Und The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of…

  16. Editors Snag First U.K. No. 1 Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z entered a seventh week atop the U.K. singles chart, Birmingham-based rock outfit Editors achieved their first No. 1 album. As "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z entered a seventh week atop the U.K. singles…

  17. Caribou Conjures Major Melodies On Merge Debut

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a stint with Domino, Caribou has inked with Merge for the Aug. 21 release of "Andorra." After a stint with Domino, Caribou has inked with Merge for the Aug. 21 release of "Andorra." Principal member Dan Snaith tells Billboard.com the nine songs were culled from…

  18. 'Nightmare' On My Street

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The sophomore slump. Second-year blues. The "difficult" second album. None of these phrases are in Alex Turner's vocabulary. As frontman for the Arctic Monkeys, one of Britain's most successful and im The sophomore slump. Second-year blues. The "difficult" second…

  19. Schnauss Says Hello Again With 'Goodbye'

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After laboring for the better part of two years, German electronica artist Ulrich Schnauss has set a July 10 release for his third album, "Goodbye." After laboring for the better part of two years, German electronica artist Ulrich Schnauss has set a July 10 release for his third…

  20. Update: Arctic Monkeys Get A Lift From Warner Bros.

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Domino has linked with Warner Bros. for the April 24 release of breakthrough U.K. rock act the Arctic Monkeys' sophomore album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." Billboard.com understands the a Indie label Domino has linked with Warner Bros. for the April 24 release of…

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