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Andrew will be performing at a charity event for The Philippines at the Ogilvy Theater in NYC next Tuesday, December 10th.

All donations received will go to Doctors Without Borders, who are currently there on the ground, and Gawad Kalinga, a local Filipino NGO dedicated to rebuilding lives after disasters and ending poverty. Any donation of $15 or more will enable entry to the event as long as space is still available. After donating, you’ll get an email confirmation which will be sufficient to guarantee entry. Make a donation now and secure your ticket to this special event today.
Andrew will be doing a DJ set at Girls & Boys at Webster Hall in NYC on Friday, July 19th, following a live set by Sneaky Sound System. Get your tickets here.
Check out the new video for "And Septimus…"! Directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, the video follows Andrew serenading the locals on a dawn-till-dusk exploration of Buenos Aires, singing from a microphone connected to the longest cable known to man.
Individual tickets are now on sale for Andrew's first-ever solo live performance at Capitale in NYC on May 10th. Don't miss your chance to hear and see Descender live and in all its glory as he performs with a chamber orchestra. Purchase your tickets here.
Andrew's first-ever solo performance, complete with chamber orchestra, takes place May 10 at Capitale in New York City. A headlining show as part of the Downtown Festival, single show tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, April 26. One and two-day tickets for the festival are on sale now.

In the meantime, check out this preview for the video for "And Septimus…," directed by Sebastian Mlynarski. The video will premier in its entirety on Tuesday, May 7.

Lastly, don't forget to purchase your copy of his debut album Descender.
Descender is now available digitally worldwide! Download your copy today, or if you prefer vinyl (it also comes with a free download card so you can have the best of both worlds), order a copy here.

I'm also thrilled to announce that my inaugural live performance of the album, complete with a chamber orchestra, will take place May 10 as part of Downtown Festival: New York, at a yet to be announced venue located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Purchase your tickets to the festival today, and for more information about the festival go here.
The lovely folks at KCRW are streaming Descender in it's full length glory a week prior to the official release date. Check it out and pre-order your vinyl or digital copy today.
Due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the stress put on vinyl pressing plants for Record Store Day, Descender vinyl won't be available at retail in North America until April 30th and overseas until May 6th. Don't fret though as you'll still be able to get your vinyl on the original release date of April 16th if you order directly from Andrew's web store. It comes with a free digital album download card as well so be sure to place your order today.
Last summer Andrew previewed a song off of his upcoming solo debut album Descender when he performed with INGRID (a collective featuring members of Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn and John, Lykke Li, Coco Morier, Jocke Åhlund, Nille Perned, Johanna Beckman, Tomas Nordmark and Jonas Torvestig) at the Way Out West Festival in Sweden. Check out the performance of "Harlem Boyzz" below.

A documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarski and just released in collaboration with The Creators Project, provides a compelling look into the aesthetic and process of making Andrew's forthcoming debut solo album Descender. More than just a Web episode, it spotlights Andrew's unique versatility and provides a distinct peak within his music career and the experiences that lead to his growth as a songwriter, taking us through the streets of Prague and into the recording studio with a 75 piece philharmonic orchestra. This documentary is beautiful in its direction and style, encompassing what it is to be human in an incredible world while displaying a humbleness that makes it easy to relate with Andrew, his music and his struggles.



PRE-ORDER THE 12" VINYL OF DESCENDER

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*Fans in Germany can view the documentary here.


So in the times when I would come home from MS tours and see my friends, I realized that I really wanted to make something of my own, for my friends. I think being on the road involves a lot of compromise and so does being in a band. So as a part of that sense of freedom I was feeling being home between tours ("hey, I don't have to be anywhere today! I can just hang out at my own house and then, go to a movie!" big thrills, etc.) I would imagine these songs of my own and done in exactly the way I wanted to do them. Also, having done music for such a long time, I wanted to do something that could not be whipped up on a laptop, although laptops and sampled orchestra libraries were super important because they let me try things out as I was writing the parts for all the instruments. Overall it was really healing for me. It was something I became obsessed with, maybe not in the smartest way, (as it cost me a lot of my own cash!) but definitely in the best way. I hope you enjoy it, it's called Descender and it will be released April 16th on INGRID/Downtown Records. You can hear the first single "And Septimus..." here.

The Creators Project, a partnership between Vice and Intel which has funded a lot of other cool collaborations, will be premiering a documentary film about the whole process of making this piece of music, which I kind of see as a song-cycle. It was directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, and I think he did an incredible job. Look for it in March.

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Sex, violence, partial nudity, loud rock music, bad language – this new triple bill from the Royal Ballet has got it all. Perhaps as a result the audience age had dipped by a decade and there was an excitable buzz around the place as they settled down to watch two world premieres.

Your reaction to Wayne McGregor’s Carbon Life will, I suspect, be conditioned by how much you like Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt’s score, performed live on stage by an oddly-dressed band led by Ronson on bass guitar, and accompanied by singers including Boy George, Hero Fisher, and Alison Mosshart of The Kills.

I thought it was a blast, though I am not entirely sure that the piece - which recalls both the days of disco and the slinky shapes of Michael Clark - will have that long a shelf life. It looks lovely, though. with Lucy Carter’s lighting initially enclosing the dancers in bubbles of soft light, then switching with the mood.

I was less keen on Gareth Pugh’s angular costumes - fins, spiky tutus and even thigh high boots for me. The choreography is energetically inventive (playing with the contrast between slouchy rock attitudes and classical poise) without ever being quite as memorable as McGregor at his best. There are exciting massed ranks, a stand-out pas de deux for Edward Watson and Olivia Cowley, and a Saturday Night fever routine for Steven McRae. The whole thing has a visceral energy that shoots out through the stalls.
 
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