Today James Righton shares a performance video for his new single “Release Party” which was released earlier this month on DEEWEE. The video was directed by Steve Mackey & Douglas Hart at London’s Denmark Studio. Righton said, “The video was a breeze. I turned up, danced for an hour in Cuban heels and then left. Steve and Doug are visual wizards”
Last week DEEWEE, the label from Grammy-nominated artists David & Stephen Dewaele (AKA Soulwax/2manydjs) announced DEEWEE TEEVEE an audio & video broadcasting service comprising of four episodes in collaboration with Ill-Studio–and Righton’s performance was previewed in the first episode which you can watch here.
James’ past is well documented; coming to prominence as the frontman of the Mercury Prize-winning and genre inventing Klaxons, he helped create a mini-revolution in British music and spawned a youth subculture that blurred the lines between independent and pop music in ways that still reverberate today. When Klaxons disbanded six years ago, James began a period of multitasking extremis; creating original scores for theatre and film productions, recording keys for the Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base Hotel and releasing the James Ford produced Shock Machine LP. 2019 saw Righton sign to DEEWEE and release The Performer following year, the first album under his own name.
“Release Party” features alongside Charlotte Adigéry’s recently released single “Bear With Me (and I’ll stand bare before you)” and Movulango’s debut single “Leave” as the three exclusive tracks on Foundations. It’s the labels’ 50th release and the first compilation album from DEEWEE. It’s beautifully presented across triple LP and 2CD physical editions, along with digital format. Order here.