New Build

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New Build
Origin London, UK
Genres Electro pop
Ambient pop
Years active 2011–present
Labels Lanark Recordings
Website NewBuildBand
Members Al Doyle
Felix Martin
Tom Hopkins
Rupert Clervaux
Charlie Michael
Joy Leah Joseph
Ben Ubly

New Build are a British band based in London. The band involves members of the Grammy-nominated British band Hot Chip (nominated in 2009, also nominated for the 2006 Nationwide Music Prize for their album The Warning), with a contribution on one song from Pat Mahoney of the Grammy nominated band LCD Soundsystem (nominated in 2006 and 2008). Their first album Yesterday was Lived and Lost was released in the UK on March 5, 2012 and in the United States on April 3, 2012.[1]

They have received national radio play on the BBC by DJs including Mary Anne Hobbes, Nick Grimshaw, Rob Da Bank and Peter Serafinowicz,[2] featured in worldwide publications such as Rolling Stone magazine,[3] Mixmag[4] and The Guardian[5] and prior to releasing their first album released two singles on their own label Lanark Recordings, the first entitled "Misery Loves Company", the second "Do You Not Feel Loved?".[6]

History[edit]

Discography[edit]

2012: Yesterday was Lived and Lost 2013: Your Love- EP 2013: False Thing- Single

Formation[edit]

New Build formed in 2010, although core members Felix Martin and Al Doyle had previously worked together since meeting in 2001.

Working and touring together as members of the British electronic indie band Hot Chip, Doyle and Martin began to record songs at their own studio, Lanark Studios, in London in 2007. One of these early recordings, "The Stone That The Builder Rejected", was subsequently featured under the artist name "Lanark" on the Hot Chip entry of the "DJ Kicks" compilation series.[7]

Doyle and Martin where subsequently joined by Tom Hopkins, an electronic composer who began working as an engineer at Lanark Studios in 2009, as Hot Chip began work there recording part of their album One Life Stand.[8]

The trio began writing and recording original compositions together around this time, collaborating with Pat Mahoney from the New York based band LCD Soundsystem on the track "Guitar Man"[9] and with Bolton-born producer and vocalist Janine Rostron (Planningtorock) on several other tracks.[10]

In September 2011, New Build released their first public track, a free download entitled "Finding Reasons".[11] The trio subsequently established their own independent record label Lanark Recordings. Their first release was a vinyl only 12" single featuring the tracks "Misery Loves Company", "Guitar Man" and a remix of "Finding Reasons" by Janine Rostron.[12] Their second release is another 12" entitled "Do You Not Feel Loved?", made public in January 2012. It features remixes by the German DJ and techno producer Dominik Eulberg and the Amsterdam based musicians Juju & Jordash.[13]

Their first public appearance as a live band was in November 2011 at the Elektrowerkz venue in London.[14] This was followed by shows at the Paradiso in Amsterdam and at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen[15] in January 2012.

The band undertook their first headline tour in March 2012 to mark the release of their first album.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CMU". CMU. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "BBC Radio". BBC Radio 6 Playlist. BBC. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Lupi, Michele (14 November 2011). "LCD Soundsystem + Hot Chip = New Build". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Murray, Robin (14 November 2011). "Mixmag". Mixmag. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Guardian Guide". The Guardian. 26 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Vegan". members of Hot Chip (and LCD Soundsystem) formed New Build --- 12" out now, NYC show going on sale soon. Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Fitzmaurice, Lawrence. "Hot Chip Tease New Side Project". Hot Chip Tease New Side Project. Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Fitzmaurice, Lawrence. "New Build - Finding Reasons". New Build - Finding Reasons. Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Vegan, Brooklyn. "members of Hot Chip (and LCD Soundsystem) formed New Build". members of Hot Chip (and LCD Soundsystem) formed New Build --- 12" out now, NYC show going on sale soon. Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Tovar, Luis. "New Build - Misery Loves Company Remix". New Build - Misery Loves Company Remix. Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  11. ^ Fitzmaurice, Lawrence. "New Build "Finding Reasons" Contributor". New Build "Finding Reasons". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Brooklyn, Vegan. "members of Hot Chip (and LCD Soundsystem) formed New Build". members of Hot Chip (and LCD Soundsystem) formed New Build --- 12" out now, NYC show going on sale soon. Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  13. ^ Pelly, Jenn. "New Build "Do You Not Feel Loved?"". New Build "Do You Not Feel Loved?". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "New Build to play London next week". New Build to play London next week. FACT Magazine. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  15. ^ Koch, Daniel. "eurosonic-noorderslag-tag-3". Eurosonic / Noorderslag Tag 3: "I hope you're not those shady industry types!". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  16. ^ Murray, Robin. "New Build - Do You Not Feel Loved? More Dates Confirmed". New Build - Do You Not Feel Loved? More Dates Confirmed. Clash Magazine. Retrieved 20 January 2012.