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If you want new and exciting music this is where you need to look. This little cubby hole of wonderment will provide any reader with handfuls of sparkling new bands causing a fuss under and above ground in the ever changing music scene. POW!
My dearest followers and fellow blogerinians this is easily the best thing i have heard in a long, long, long, long, time. I have blogged about the Sheffield foursome 65daysofstatic before, (check it out here) but as with recorded music it sometimes is not clear the level of amazingness that is afoot. This was released by 65dos and Beatcast TV yesterday and is just oosing with masterful qualities, making you look on in sheer awe.With their trademark do it all the hard way attitude and willingness to explore music to the depths of despair 65dos offer something completely different and spectacular. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have the last couple of days :)
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And to check out more quality Tune-age from 65dos go here
This track has summed up cool films forever. If you have been living under a rock or trapped in the basement for the last few months you would not have seen this film. However the vast majority of people that like cinema and cool stuff went to see the fantastic “Drive” that just has “THIS IS AWESOME GAHHHHH” tattood across it in bold capitals. Staring Ryan Gosling the film is about one guy trying to do whatever it is to help out Carey Mulligan’s character Irene. Even go as far to help her so called husband out of some sticky business.
Anyways back to the tune above, its the title track from the film and is by two groups of people;
1) College: A French musician who is actually called David Grellier but also performs under the name Mitch Silver. He makes mainly electronic music and this is his big break, so maybe we will here more from him in the future.
2) Electric Youth: Are an american couple from Toronto, they have been making music since 2008 but are not yet signed to a record label. They also make electronic music and its prity darn funky so get yawwww groooove on! check them out here. If you like anything by Late of the Pier or any 80s funk band you will love them.
Well the track itself is called “A Real Hero” and personally I think its brilliant and am hoping for more from this quite unbelievable paring. How this came about I have no idea, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I cordially invite you to listen to the magical and pragmatic “Sleep Party People”. Performing in their distinctive white rabbit masks Sleep Party People have been making music to nurture your ears and make you question why all music is not like this.
This Danish group is the work of Brian Batz a man obsessed with dark fairytales and magic working together to create his unique sound. Having recently been signed to “Blood and Biscuits” the same label as Three Trapped Tigers and Gallops, the UK live music scene is sure to take a beating by this very special outfit.
If you like your music to encompass the boundaries of dark rock and electronica, they are most definitely the band for you. Fans of 65daysofstatic, TTT, Nedry, Sigur Ros and Amusement Parks on Fire will not want to miss them gracing stages this year.
The Track above is taken from their first album released in 2010, its called “Ten Feet Up” and shows you exactly why this group needs to be made a fuss of. And for an extra bonus I have included a live video of them performing a track called “I’m Not Human At All” which they recorded for the ” X Sessions” in Denmark. It really gives you a good feel for the band and gives you an idea of what to expect from their UK tour later this year.
For more info and extras take a peak here. Enjoy.
Welcome one and all to the wonderfully strange and magical world of SBTRKT. A very much deep underground man that has reared his face into the aboveground scene. Recently included NME’s “50 Best New Bands Of 2011” poll SBTRKT challenge everything that is popular about popular music and shake it up. This leaves them him with a mash of dubstep and noise to which to stamp his trademark brilliance onto.
Other wise known as Aaron Jerome a former music producer from London, SBTRKT started life by remixing tracks by bands like Radiohead, Mark Ronson and Bacement Jaxx. But in 2009 after growing frustration with a lack of progression he began to try his own thing. This had lead him to gather a someone cult following, with many people bringing copies of his famous masked face to his gigs.
If i had to compare this music to anyone I would recommend bands like Nedry, Worship and Radiohead (In rainbows version).
SBTRKT show imagination and a clear want to push music forward to find the elusive new sound to define a generation. Wether this will pave the way for the sound of music in the future i dont know. All i know is I like it and i hope you do to.
The track above is called “Wildfire” and is off his self titled début album, which is available almost everywhere.
If you like the sound of SBTRKT jump on his bandwagon here.
Last night was a day to remember for The Maccabees as the London five piece made their official return to the capital. With many fans waiting with hot anticipation outside the venue hours before they were due to take to stage, this night was set up to be something special.
Support last night was provided by the “Trailer Trash Tracies” a local band who are understood to be friends of band. This being the fifth time I have had the pleasure to see The Maccabees I was hoping for someone fantastic, to keep in-line with their previous support acts over the years; acts such as Mumford and Sons, Tribes, and Josh Weller have all been a very much welcomed edition to their gigs. However The so called Trailer Trash Tracie’s were a big disappointment. With out of tune (of what can only be described as) “wailing” by the lead singer. and a set consisting of songs with no real flair and originality. The band tried hopelessly to win around a crowd of people who were starting to wish they stayed at home.
However after the half hour disaster that was their set, the crowd welcomed back the triumphant Maccabees. The set consisted of a perfect mix of crowd favourites “no kind words” , “lego” and “precious time”, as well as songs from the new album. Of which “Pelican” and “Grew up at Midnight” seemed to go down particularly well, with the vast majority of the energetic crowd knowing every word. It was yet again a complete pleasure to see the Maccabees and with their latest album “Given To The Wild” gracing the number one spot its all onwards and upwards for the band.
Find out more here. Be sure to check out their videos and tunes as they are are “exceedingly good cakes”. Enjoy.
Dry the River are back with their second single set to come off their début album “Shallow Bed” released on the 5th of March. The London five-piece are easily my favourite band from the last twelve months and this showcases what is to be expected from their album.
Recently the band have had nothing but awesome review, after awesome review, and to be honest it is clear to see why. With hypnotically beautiful vocals and lyrics, partnered with music full of passion and feeling Dry The River are just simply destined to shine.
NME recently compared them saying they were “a poor man’s Mumford and Sons”, this is simply untrue. When a band like this comes along all you can do is stand back and admire, they have kept at it and after years of touring the break trough into the big time seems too close to miss.
I can promise you that you will be hearing allot more from DTR and they will no doubt be gatecrashing the stages at many, many festivals to come. I hope you enjoy the track “Chambers and the Valves” and cannot wait to hear more.
Find out more and download a free EP from their website here.
“The Chambers & The Valves” is released as a digital single / 7” on February 27th with b-side “Hammer”.
The 7” is available to pre-order from Recordstore.co.uk here.
Last night i went to the cinema to to see the british remake of the film “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, the film itself was amazing really well cast and well transfered from a Danish script.
However it was a added bonus that the soundtrack was written by Trent Reznor the Nine Inch Nails (NIN) front-man and English composer Atticus Ross. And what a fantastic job they have done, the stand out favourite is the opening track of a remix of Led Zeplin’s classic “The Immigrant Song”. This was not just any old remix though, with punchy guest vocals provided by Yeah Yeah Yeahs badass mistress Karen O.
Even if you don’t like the original song i guarantee that this version will be ringing in your ears for the rest of the year. Enjoy.
Pulled Apart By Horses are back! The Leeds four-piece return with their second album “Tough Love” following up to their amazing self titled début. “Tough Love” encapsulates what PABH are all about perfectly, with “loud” being the order of the day. If you listen to this on headphones or full pelt on speakers you will not be disappointed.
With rock music of recent being quite a morbid affair the Fun-factor has most definitely bee brought back into it with this album. Tracks like “Epic Myth” and “Some Mothers” being both funny and made for air guitaring. You will be bouncing off the walls listening to this and smiling all the way through.
The above Track is called “V.E.N.O.M.” and when hearing this earlier in 2011 I was not sure if I liked it or not, but this much improved album version is to be put another way BADASS, and ticks all the boxes. If you want the energy of Gallows mixed with the fun of a bans like Bowling for soup and New found glory PABH are definitely the band for you.
Born in Camberwell, London on 28th August 1986 Florence Welch has always been the music type, with her father pushing her into the music run way of life. Her unique style of music has now infected millions and headlining festivals is surely not far away.
Now I feel its important that I must admit I was not a fan of her first album “Lungs” and although it was critically acclaimed the only song I really liked was “Dog Days are Over” and it was a rare occasion that I would even listen to that.
However after hearing “Shake It Up” the first song to apear after “Lungs” I was hooked and waiting anticipated for the second album. “Shake It Up” starts with a very much religious feel, you feel like you are in a church listening to one person and an organ playing softly to entice people to come in. Then a deep, strong base beat is brought to life with echoing vocals.
“Ceremonials” the second album was released late last year and I think it is just brilliant. With a classical and rock feel entwined with Miss Welch’s powerful vocals. She very much has her own style and sound and is completely incomparable to anyone around at the moment. With the success of her first album and the growing success of this one Florence and her machine are sure to be around for many more years.
I’m sure you know Florence and the Machine and you enjoy her work greatly, but incase you don’t know her yet, and want to find out more please go here. Enjoy.
65daysofstatic are easily one of the best live acts ever. Although this is a very bold claim i believe this to be FACT!
Originating from Shefield, UK the prog-rock group have always challenged what is actually possible with both recorded and live music. They do this by being determined to produce almost every single sound using real instruments and not just plugging in a synthesiser. There truly fantastic, and need to be seen to be believed they really are something special.
After many many years of touring and making music 2010 was a huge year for the band. They toured with probably the biggest cult band of all time “The Cure” and thus gave birth to this magnificent piece of music brilliance. By using Robert Smiths voice as a backing vocal, they distorted and played with it until almost complete destruction and were left with just adding their trademark of pure sound to the finished article.
“Come to Me” is track number seven off their fifth album “We were exploding anyway” that was set to be their last attempt at music, as they had very little money left to spare. But it got a surprising amount of airplay and 65dos now have enough money in the bank to carry on for a few more years to come.
I know you will love this so I can advise you enough to go here and see the extra tunes 65dos can bring to you. Enjoy.