Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Arctic Monkeys-No Buses (or bassists)
Who The Fuck Are The Arctic Monkeys? E.P
Monday, May 29, 2006
Victor Scott-Gotta Go
Victor Scott-Happy Days (and get B-sides album free!)
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Ditty Bops-Angel With An Attitude
Moon Over The Freeway-Ditty Bops
Saturday, May 27, 2006
SaltLick Kitty-Uhh-mong (other things)
SaltLick Kitty-I wanna be you
SLKissMyA$$ their E.P
Friday, May 26, 2006
Great Bear-Man Of The Moment
Great Bear-Think You Love Me
Monday, May 22, 2006
Guillemots-Made Up Lovesong #43
you can't even pre-order the guillemots album yet
Sunday, May 21, 2006
MP3 (sorry no Lordi):
Lesley Lane don't currently have a CD out but will soon
if you want to download any Eurovision song go here
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Razorlight at Hype Machine
The Kooks at Hype Machine
Snow Patrol at Hype Machine
Pre-Order Razorlight's untitled second album
The Kooks-Inside In/Inside Out
Snow Patrol-Eyes Open
Friday, May 19, 2006
Cassettes Won't Listen-Cutting Balloons
Cassettes Won't Listen-Where Did Go
head on over to dope lotus records for details
Thursday, May 18, 2006
People Of Santiago-Light Floods The Room
People Of Santiago-Broadcast
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Cajun Dance Party-Buttercups
Cajun Dance Party-Colourful
any details will be on the various sites
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
White Lies-Heat Dies Down (edit: just realised this link is rubbish so go here instead)
look on myspace sites for details
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Well I couldn't really be bothered to post about some new band or artist today so instead I just took a look at the news over at Pitchfork and NME and thought I'd post about Thom Yorke pretty surprising decision to release his own solo album in July called 'The Eraser' and produced by Nigel Godrich its apparently going to be quite electronic (so probably not like the bizarre cover version originally posted on When Apes Ruled The Earth and now here), this is strange because there is supposed to be a Radiohead album later this year and of course people may be thinking this is the end of Radiohead although Thom has rubbished these claims so probably not then. As for an album I'm excited about which is due to be out later this year (possibly October) is the third Shins album so I decided to post their cover version of the Postal Service's excellent 'We Will Become Silhouettes' (some new stuff from them would be nice too), they are touring the UK although I believe all dates have sold out (damm lack of money and upcoming exams).
The Shins-We Will Become Silouettes
stuff by Radiohead
stuff by The Shins
The Postal Service-Give Up
Saturday, May 13, 2006
The brilliantly named Employee Of The Month who came to my attention on the latest One Music Unsigned podcast they make instrumental music perfect for night-time listening a fusion of jazz and rock (it sounds like high potential for rubbish but its not) thats possible to actually listen too or simply have on as background music, its really ambient maaannnn (ignore that last bit and just listen to the sweet sweet music).
Yeti-Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder
Employee Of The Month-Brainwave:Corrupted
Employee Of The Month-You Can Only Own What You Can Hold
Employee Of The Month-Brainwave E.P
Yeti-Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder single
Friday, May 12, 2006
featuring Fyfe Dangerfield, Me, other members of Guillemots (in background) and Joe (my friend who knew nothing about Guillemots but did just see the gig)
Jim: new album, debut album have you got a name for it?
Fyfe: yeah but it’s a secret we’re not telling anyone…it’s not called ‘Ethnic Sounds Volume 1’
Jim: That’s good because that would be commercial suicide
Other Guillemots member: I thought that was a good idea
Fyfe: yeah it’s a secret its one of are songs though…it’s the name of one of our songs (I think We’re Here is a good bet)
Joe: how many songs have you got?
Fyfe: quite a few for the new album
Jim: I got ‘From The Cliffs’
Fyfe: oh yeah that’s like a mini-album
Jim: yeah a mini-album
Fyfe: although two of the tracks on there will appear on our album but only one in the same form (Made Up Lovesong re-recorded and Trains to Brazil in its original form?)
Joe: we were discussing when does it become an album how long does it have to be
(we discuss ‘From The Cliffs’ briefly no real information)
Jim: the tour, how has the tour been so far?
Fyfe: been really good....yeah it’s gone really well
Jim: because you got a really good review in NME
Fyfe: yeah…sorry is this a trail of blood on the floor?
Jim: It could be blood it could be something else
Fyfe: yeah but umm the NME gave us a really nice review I was quite surprised
Jim: the press as been really good so far….
(venue manager comes in asks for T-shirt to be signed and talks about how his 12 year old Brother-in-law saw the gig as his first ever live gig and loads of other people interrupt)
Although we got back to the interview Fyfe was more interested in getting to his vegetarian lasagne I found out that SXSW was a traumatic experience for them (due to flights), that they were surprised and pleased that Carl Barat liked them and had just become MySpace friends, that they enjoyed listening to Nick Drake and Beastie Boys on their tourbus (when the road crew didn’t monopolise it) and that he was looking forward to playing with We Are Scientists because his girlfriend liked them although he had never heard of them.
Guillemots-Made Up Lovesong #43
Guillemots-Who Left The Lights Off Baby?
From The Cliffs
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Reverend And The Makers-Bandits
Reverend And The Makers-He Said He Loved Me
The Rakes-All Too Human (acoustic)
The Young Knives-Here Comes The Rumour Mill
The Young Knives' stuff
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Keith-Hold That Gun
Monkey Swallows The Universe-Sheffield Shanty
Pre-Order 'Red Thread'
Buy 'The Bright Carvings'
Buy 'The Best Of James'
Buy Muse's stuff
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Dirty Pretty Things-Deadwood
Dirty Pretty Things-Wondering
Buy Waterloo To Anywhere
Monday, May 08, 2006
This will be a fairly quick post for today about Amy Millan's upcoming album 'Honey From The Tombs'. Now I've only heard Skinny Boy and Baby I at her MySpace site but I can safely say that I am very excited about it (and if any record labels are reading this however unlikely that may be I would love to receive and review a promo copy of it, also I could play some tracks on my show). Anyway for those of you who don't know who I'm talking about she is a canadian singer and guitarist who jointly fronts the brilliant band Stars and also performs with the indie collective that is Broken Social Scene (both of which along with this solo album are or will be releasing stuff on the Arts & Crafts label in Canada, which is a very cool record label, also the home of Feist). Amy has incredible vocals which can be very husky and soulful but also at times quite light and bouncy, anyway its pretty damm gorgeous and soulful Indie folk from what I've heard. On other things I should be purchasing the Dirty Pretty Things album later on today so I may review it in a future post.MP3:
Amy Millan-Skinny Boy
Pre-Order Honey From The Tombs
Arts & Crafts Shop
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Carol-Stars Of Aviation
Love Is Only In Your Mind-Stars Of Aviation
Mitä sinä et ole-Paavoharju
The News From Your Bed-Bishop Allen
Paavoharju - Tuote-akatemia / Unien Savonlinna EP
Stars Of Aviation Links
Bishop Allen Shop
Saturday, May 06, 2006
The Futureheads are returning with their second album 'News and Tributes' and I'm very excited I really like the sound of 'Skip To The End' and I played it on my show last Tuesday, from the reviews I've read its apparently a more mature sounding album then their debut but in a good way, something quite odd about this release though is that on Amazon UK if you want to pre-order it you can only pre-order the import copy released in North America which you can pre-order here this is released on June 13th, but the UK release date is 29th May and you can't pre-order it on amazon yet, oh well I'm still buying it probably when it hits the shops. Aside from The Futureheads a great sounding up and coming band are Tigs, they have featured on many blogs already including a personal favourite of mine (Gorrilla Vs Bear) they have a great punk/ soul energy that touches on the sound of PJ Harvey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Nancy Sinatra (with a side order of Queens Of The Stone Age), definitely worth checking out, I even got a response from them when I asked them to request a song (over MySpace, more on this in another post) and the response I got was "you are a nice man. i hope you get laid this weekend." Which is a bit rock n roll I guess (no I didn't by the way). Anyway another band who are cool is the three headed juggernaught that is We Are Scientists, yep I heavily suggest you purchase there album 'With Love And Squalor' its a visceral fun ride not perhaps a brilliant album but very good nonetheless with decent hopes of a great future (also a brilliant live band so good I brought the T-Shirt) especially with the fact that they have a great sense of humour shown in their videos and on their site which I would regard as especially good to see as many of the bands in this current 'angular , new-wave' scene though very good often come across as being slightly humourless, anyway hopefully this blog should soon feature on the blog aggregators soon which should generatesome more interest in this blog, I mean there are a lot of blogs out there and the likes of Hype Machine and elbo are really brilliant for discovering new blogs to check out.
Skip To The End-The Futureheads
Don't Tell Me-Tigs
Cash Cow-We Are Scientists
Pre-Order Skip To The End
Pre-Order News And Tributes (US only)
Buy With Love And Squalor
Friday, May 05, 2006
Ever since watching Lost In Translation I've considered Scarlett Johansson to be the sexiest woman in the world and now its 'official' according to FHM in the US (although Keira Knighley is certainly a deserving No 1 over here) and now theres a song that I can relate to which is by a lesser known band thats actually good by The Jai-Alai Savant it sounds a bit like the Mystery Jets and has a decent chorus check it out and be their MySpace friend.
Also I just realised the title is an oppotunity to talk about how good the new Zutons album is
Yep its 'Tired Of Hanging Around' an excellent album actually worth it to listen the whole way through, its different from the first album for which I still retain something of a soft-spot so I can't decide which is better.
Scarlett Johansson Why Don't You Love Me-The Jai-Alai Savant
Why Won't You Give Me Your Love-The Zutons
Buy 'Tired Of Hanging Around'
Edit: Heres the really cool video for 'Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?' (Abi looks great in this I have a bit of a thing for her as well)