15
Apr
RocketNumberNine perform with Neneh Cherry tonight and Friday live on Jools Holland!! BBC2. Nervous and excited.

RocketNumberNine perform with Neneh Cherry tonight and Friday live on Jools Holland!! BBC2. Nervous and excited.

24
Mar

Neneh Cherry -€“ Everything. Skavlan TV

21
Mar

burlveneer-music:

Neneh Cherry feat. Robyn “Out of the Black” - Neneh Cherry is back with a new solo album! Blank Project, produced by Four Tet, is out now from Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound.

17
Feb

Nice Review of Neneh Cherry – <I>Blank Project</I>

22
Jan

Hello! And a belated happy new year!

We will be out on the road with Neneh Cherry promoting the new album we made together on the following dates…

Tues, Feb 25 Rough Trade London, instore performance http://www.roughtrade.com/events/2014…

Wed, Feb 26 Concrete, London SOLD OUT!
http://www.seetickets.com/event/neneh…

Sat, March 1 La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France
http://www.avosbillets.com/

Sun, March 2 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://www.ticketmaster.nl/
event/124627

Mon, March 3 AB club, Brussels, Belgium
http://www.abconcerts.be/

Wed, March 5 Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg, Germany
http://www.koka36.de/

Thurs, March 6 Berghain, Berlin, Germany
http://www.koka36.de/

Fri, March 7 Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany
http://www.koka36.de/

More to follow soon

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28
Nov

NENEH CHERRY SHARES DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM BLANK PROJECT OUT 25th FEBRUARY 2014/26th FEBRUARY IN THE US ON SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND

Following last month’s announcement that Neneh Cherry will release her first solo album in 16 years – a collaboration with RocketNumberNine, produced by Four Tet, and featuring a guest appearance by Robyn – Neneh is now ready to share further details of this forthcoming record with the world.

The 10-track album, recorded and mixed over a 5-day period, will be titled Blank Project, and it will be out February Monday 25th (UK/Europe) Tuesday 26th (US) 2014 on Smalltown Supersound. It follows 2012’s The Cherry Thing, a collaborative record with free jazz, noise collective The Thing, which featured new versions of songs by The Stooges, MF Doom, Ornette Coleman, amongst others.

While her energy and demeanor may not have changed since the days of Rip Rig + Panic, musically, Blank Project is a departure from anything Neneh has previously done, initially written as a means of working through personal tragedy. What stands out upon first listen is the album’s sparseness: loose drums and a few synthesizers are the only accompaniment to Neneh’s wildly poetic, sometimes-spoken, sometimes-screeching, soul-flooded and raw vocals. The space created by this minimal aesthetic leaves room for occasional pistes and flurries of rapid, yet throbbing and thunderous instrumentation. Featuring combined elements of beat poetry, avant-electronica and beautiful vocal melodies, it’s a record that uses simple ideas to create something entirely original. And despite the personal struggles Neneh was working through in writing this new material, the songs are far from introverted.

As many are aware, the stories from Neneh’s early years are astonishing. She spent her childhood living 50/50 between a loft in New York and in the South of Sweden with her mother and stepfather, the legendary jazz musician Don Cherry. She’s been lifted onto Miles Davis’ lap, Allen Ginsberg regularly passed through their home in an evening and as she got older, she could pop in on Arthur Russell, Talking Heads and The Modern Lovers who all lived in the same loft complex in Long Island City, New York.

At 14, she started taking trips to Harlem with Ari Up of the Slits at a time when few would venture so far uptown. Soon after, she left home and moved to London, and spent the next 20 years inside the crucial developments in British subculture. As post-punk became the site of 80s Britain’s artistic and political resistance, she helped form the anarchic multi-ethnic, multi-genre Rip, Rig + Panic, and she was one of the first to bring hip-hop culture to a British audience with “Buffalo Stance” and Raw Like Sushi. Although at points her career had brushes with the mainstream, Neneh remained staunchly counter-culture.

Through post-punk’s adherence to mixed-race line-ups and anti-government stance, to UK rap’s refusal of the conventions of pop, trip-hop’s connection with the politicized elements of rave culture and, through 1996’s Man, where Neneh introduced elements of Senegalese language to mainstream audiences for the first time via the mammoth “7 Seconds” single featuring Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, and now, with Blank Project, Neneh continues to arrive at moments in musical history when there is an opportunity to subvert ideas of popular culture. She is subverting once again, only this time, although this record is musically bold, Neneh sees the stasis she’s challenging isn’t musical or societal, but her own.


‘Blank Project’ Tracklisting:

01. Across The Water
02. Blank Project
03. Naked
04. Spit Three Times
05. Weightless
06. Cynical
07. 422
08. Out Of The Black (featuring Robyn)
09. Dossier
10. Everything


Download hi-res jpegs of Neneh Cherry and Blank Project album art – www.pitchperfectpr.com/a_neneh.html

Neneh Cherry online:
www.facebook.com/nenehcherryofficial
www.twitter.com/misscherrylala
www.smalltownsupersound.com
www.pitchperfectpr.com/a_neneh.html

31
Oct

RocketNumberNine 'MeYouWeYou' Smalltown Supersound | Album Review

25
Oct

Upcoming shows…

26/10/13 - UberJazz Festival, Hamburg, Germany

28/10/13 - Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidleberg, Germany

29/10/13 - Berghain, Berlin, Germany

3/11/13 - Kulturhuset (Studion), Stockholm, Sweden w/ Neneh Cherry, + Four Tet and Omar Souleyman

RocketNumberNine LP - MeYouWeYou - Out now on Smalltown Supersound

13
Oct

Dummy Mix 185 // RocketNumberNine

10
Sep
Total Refreshment Centre, Dalston, London this Friday&#8230;..

Total Refreshment Centre, Dalston, London this Friday…..

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