It's Monday, the day of new releases in Europe. I wasn't online this weekend, so I went through some older music I hadn't had a chance to listen to yet. On Saturday I was doing some translations, so I wanted to choose music that wouldn't be too lyrical or attention grabbing. Something more like background music, to make this unexciting task more pleasurable. I started with Autechre and their only album I have (I might have more elsewhere, but not on my latop right now) - the 2008 Quaristice. It was calm enough and easy to listen to while doing a difficult and attention consuming task such as translating. I found the album very minimal, which is something I like. But somehow, unlike other albums I like listening to while studying or reading (one of my favourite ones for this isRead More
Aren't Tame Impala just adorable?
Not only did they quickly form a new band a few hours before actually performing live to help a friend raise money for a new car after hers got stolen, but they did it in such a charming and funny way, you can't help but love them.
After their pregnant fellow musician and friend Felicity Groom had her car stolen, Kevin Parker, the band's singer, and the new bass player Cam Avery (frontman of the Perth band The Growl) found a very ingenious way to help her. Joined by Cam Parkin of another local band, Cosmo Gets, on keyboards, they teamed up and created a new band for a one-off benefit concert on the same evening, to raise money for Groom's new car. They posted the following announcement on theirRead More
July 21, 2013 Featured
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As soon as you create your first somewhat modest music blog, you are bombarded by follows and messages from young bands and musicians, filled with links where you can check out their music and like their pages. Some you will like, write about and post their songs, some you won't, and some you won't even have time to hear at all. In this day and age of music being distributed in new ways on the Internet and fed by the power of dozens of social networking sites, it has become very easy to find music you would never have been able to hear before. With the mainstream full of shallow and mediocre music, it is a real pleasure to discover new and undiscovered music through these platforms. One of these hidden gems is Ryan Campos.Read More
For those unfamiliar with Soft Bullets, Chris Wall from ex Air Traffic is one half of the band. Air Traffic is another one of my favourite bands ever that split way too quickly. You can imagine how thrilled I was to find out Chris is still making music, even though it is not as cheerful and rocky as in his previous band. The other part of the band is the Portland (USA) musician Dan Capaldi.
Soft Bullets just released their Hyperreality EP on November 12th on Township Music. Let's hear a few songs from it. The first one is the title song, which you can also download for free on Soundcloud.
The tracklist of the EP is as follows:
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After such a long career in bands like The Smiths, The Cribs, The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, Johnny Marr and the Healers, 7 Worlds Collide, and even work on the Inception score, Johnny Marr has just released his first ever solo single. You can watch the video for the song, called The Messenger, below.
Marr's fist solo album, also named The Messenger, will be released on February 25th next year. It was recorded in Berlin and Manchester, and mastered in London.
Talking about the influences on the album he said:
"The underlying idea of the record is my experience of growing up in Europe. When you’re away from your home city you’re more compelled to writeRead More
November 14, 2012 Videos
Exactly a week ago the trailer for the new Bjӧrk video for Mutual Core was unveiled, as well as details about it's yesterday's premiere on MOCAtv. Now the video is on Youtube and you can see it below.
To see the video trailer from last week and hear 3 remixes of Mutual Core, go here.
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Yesterday the Welsh band Stereophonics unveiled a new song from their upcoming album Graffiti On The Train, which is to be released in March 2013. In A Moment is also available as a free download. You can get it at the band's official page www.stereophonics.com or here: http://bit.ly/IAMsingle.
Talking about the song, singer Kelly Jones said: "The song is about finding some hope in life. It's about those moments in life when you feel a bit lost and stuck and you don't know how to get out of it and then there's a glimmer of hope that helps you pull through it. It's quite a spiritual song."
The single will be released as a limited edition 10'' numbered vinyl on December 10th.Read More
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November 6, 2012 Videos
As mentioned recently in my post about some Foals news, Foals anounced a new single called Inhaler for this month. And today the video for the song appeared on their Youtube channel. The song is rocky and just fabulous.
The new album, called Holy Fire, is to be released on February 11th next year.