Friday, December 22, 2006

Its not Blur and its not Gorrilaz, can you guess what it is?

You will probably have been right it is the new song from Damon Albarn's new new group The Good The Bad And The Queen which could even be considered a SUPER Group with not only Mr Albarn but also Paul Simonon on bass (dude he was in The Clash and is the front cover star of the 'London Calling' album), Simon Tong on guitar (formerly of The Verve and also plays with Gorrilaz), and Tony Allen (who on drums who played with Africa 70 and Fela Kuti) and the whole thing is being produced by a certain Mr Dangermouse which all sound very exciting, but how does it actually sound? Well in a way it probably sounds as you expect but possibly more relaxed. Basically it does sound kind of like a half-way house between Gorrilaz and Blur (especially with those distinctive vocals) it probably sounds closer to Gorrilaz especially 'Don't Get Lost In Heaven' off of the end of 'Demon Days' but there is also a very Punkish Clashy taste waiting in the background (playing the bass) which is very eveident on 'History Song' for which the bassline does resemble the one for 'Guns Of Brixton'. To be honest it sounds like a bunch of musicians having a good time playing around with their own influences and recording some excellent music, so have a listen and leave your comments about the track and the band.
hear more on their MySpace
The Good The Bad And the Queen-Kingdom Of Doom (download single released 15th Jan '07)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Great Danes

Well this might be the worst time to start introducing a new band on ya'll as its basically a kind of dead time in music, but I received a MySpace friend request from a band named The Elephants who hail from Copenhagen, and seeing as they turned out to be a rather excellent little group I just decided to post about them. I only checked out my friend requests list because I was bored and saw The Elephants on there and had a gander just out of fleeting interest and was pleasantly surprised to find a Indie-Surf band (is that even a genre?) who come across like a band stuck in limbo between the Indie-Alt Country sounds of Wilco and the 60's surf-pop sound of The Beach Boys and thus create a brand new genre (possibly). One of my New Years resolutions will be to write better blog posts but give this band a look, I mean they've already toured the US and are currently recording their first album.

The Elephants-Shivers
The Elephants-Caroline Knows
more at their MySpace

Monday, December 18, 2006

Classic Video Day-Did I Step On Your Trumpet?

Oh yes a fantastic song, one of the best of 2006 and one of the best videos of the year as well, if thats not classic I don't know what is.

Danielson-Did I Step On Your Trumpet?


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Its Chriiisssttmaaassss

OK so I missed what was going to be my Christmas radio show on Friday, which was annoying, so I decided to do a podcast instead but I've been unable to upload it because as usual the wireless internet was annoying and wouldn't let me do it. So I tried to do that on Friday and Saturday and again today I apparently suceeded on filecrunch but then it told me that it hadn't worked, so instead of that The Knife shall provide you with some chilly electro christmas cheer with their free website download Christmas Reindeer, as well as that lets look forward to 2007 with some excellent albums looking to come out including the new one from Deerhoof, and from that album +81 sounds like an exellent cut with trumpets (always good), a great little guitar riff and proper Deerhoof vocals. You could also go to IGIF or YANP to see some excellent Chistmassy mixtapes.

MP3s (complements to P'fork):
The Knife-Christmas Reindeer

Thursday, December 14, 2006

MyFriend feature..sort of

Well I was going to post some more 3 word album reviews yesterday but the Internet as usual was a complete bitch, but today I thought I'd go with the Thursday MyFriend feature except for this time I'm cheating because I didn't actually find this new band on some well known band's MySpace, but they do have Bjork as a friend on theirs. This band is Connan and the Mockasins a happy go lucky group of bluesy psycos hailing from the land of New Zealand. They include a Auto Harp and an Upright Acoustic Bass amongst their instruments and their songs alternate between psycadelic 60's style slow-moving melodies and funky little numbers reminicent of early Chilli Peppers stuff (see Naughty Holidays) and sometimes a mixture of both which sounds more like Hendrix. Fitted to the music is a voice that can only be described as Bob Dylan, Ray Davies and Jimi Hendrix all singing at the same time then compressed to sound like one person. Damm it you just have to here it (their currently playing some dates in New Zealand if you happen to live there).

Connan and the Mockasins-Blues
Connan and the Mockasins-Naughty Holidays
Connan and the Mockasins-Hello View
more here and on their MySpace

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

3 words, 3 albums, 2006

I don't really want to do a 2006 list thing because there are so many, and mine would probably look pretty similar to other blogs lists, instead of that I'll describe three of my favourite albums of 2006 in three words because it seems like a good idea at this time, basically its like writing a best of 2006 list without actually doing it, anyway on with the non-list.
Neko Case-Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

3 words: magical, stunning vocals

MP3: Neko Case-Star Witness

Website, MySpace, Buy

Mission Of Burma-The Obiterati

3 words: visceral post-punk blast

MP3:Mission Of Burma-2wice

Website, Buy

Belle & Sebastian-The Life Pursuit

3 words: sunny, sublime indie-pop

MP3:Belle & Sebastian-Another Sunny Day

Website, Buy

Monday, December 11, 2006

Classic Video Day-The Mighty Boosh

So I was in Edinburgh this weekend with my Erasmus friends, which was awesome especially since I'd never been there before, it was highly enjoyable yet tiring. So here is the old favorite feature the Classic video and todays is a full episode of the utterly awesome Mighty Boosh called 'Electro' its just fantastic.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Another Radio Show Post

So this show was bad in terms of the fact that I couldn't get into the studio until ten minutes in but good in terms of the music, so here is your tracklisting:
Ten Storey Love Song-The Stone Roses
Weekend Without Makeup-The Long Blondes
The Prayer-Bloc Party
Good Feeling-Travis
Back To Back
Man In Black-Johnny Cash
Gods Gonna Cut You Down-Johnny Cash
Rough Gem-Islands
Swing Your Heartache-Young Galaxy
The Crane Wife 3-The Decemberists
choose an album track
Rock And Roll-Led Zeppelin (mp3)
to download the whole show clck save as here.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Friend Of The Stars

So I got the essay done earlier then expected yay, so I can now present the continuation of this here blogs Thursday MySpace feature, todays well known band whos top 8 I took a look at are mellow indie romantics Stars. So on their MySpace amongst some well known faces and their record label there was Young Galaxy (who are also signed to the fantastic Arts & Crafts label) a band that I hadn't heard of and sound like the soundtrack to a futuristic entry into space. With a waft of shoegaze and a heap of mellow indie rock you may find yourself hypnotised by this Canadian duo from Montreal (where else) who also have that whole male/female vocal thing going on (not that dissimilar to Stars in that respect). So check out Stephen Ramsay and Catherine McCandless (their names).

Young Galaxy-Swing Your Heartache

Swing Your Heartache Tour EP

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Shoegaze Wednesday

Its not a feature on Sessions of Breakfast, its just that I find shoegaze is particularly good music to work with (and to relax to as well), so I thought I' d do a quick post about The Insect Guide who I just saw on DiS Discover page (which looks great) and currently really like the sound of, and thats the post. Back to the essay.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Just got an essay on at the moment so may not post tommorow or the next day, and I'm going to Edinburgh at the weekend, so I thought that I should make the effort to post today. So I thought why not throw some brand new folk/antifolk, acoustic music at ya'll (seriously there is something wrong with me at the moment) in the shape of a certain Thomas Barret a singer-songwriter type hailing from California (thats why this post has that title) currently competing to become the NBT in the BBC World Service band competition. So when I had a listen to this music I couldn't help thinking at first that this guy was a Bob Dylan-Elliot Smith split (musically like Dylan and vocally like Smith) which is true in a way but in no way a terrible thing, but with a few more listens I gradually saw there was a bit more to it then just that, there are clearly more influences with echoes from the likes of MMJ and Animal Collective which is why its folk/antifolk. Hey its a great sound so ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out (oh dear).

Thomas Barret-Forever And Ever Again
Thomas Barret-Lip Gloss


Monday, December 04, 2006

Classic Video Day: Nirvana-Rape Me/Lithium (live)

Just Brilliant and more then a little bit cheeky in the sense that the MTV execs at the time nearly had heart attacks when they heard the beginning chords and lyrics of Rape Me. Also Dave Grohl repeating "Hi Axl" refers to the fact that Axl Rose was at the show but it was supposed to be a secret.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Alt-Country, Rap and Hardcore together at last.

So Ryan Adams has quite literally gone ape and decided to release 11 albums worth of quite strange sounding (I haven't properly listerned to it yet) rap and hardcore under the pseudonyms of DJ Reggie, The Shit and Werewolph. In fact why don't you the reader have a listen to all of it here. In the meantime enjoy this more Ryan Adams like track from last years Cold Roses its the clean version of Let It Ride.

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals-Let It Ride

Friday, December 01, 2006

2 hour show!

Oh yes the 9am dude didn't turn up today so I got myself a 2 hour Breakfast Session just like old times, plus I was on time again so its all good, heres what I played:
We Are The Pigs-Suede
Scream To A Sigh(La Tristesse Durera)-Manic Street Preachers
Rivers-Sleeping States
Dark Trance-Hockey Night
Strasbourg-The Rakes
and now for something completely different
Rasberry Beret-Prince
Little House Of Savages-The Walkmen
Jacksonville-Sufjan Stevens
Baby C'mon-Stephen Malkmus
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion-The Kinks
choose a cover version
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction-Cat Power
Wreck Of The Old '97-Johnny Cash
We Were Born The Mutants Again With Leafing-Of Montreal (mp3)
101-Albert Hammond Jr
Set The Fire To The Third Bar feat. Martha Wainwright-Snow Patrol
Knights Of Cydonia-Muse
Uniform-Bloc Party
Dream Song-Scott Matthews
War Of The Worlds-Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Sittin' Pretty-Brendan Benson
Long Hot Summer Night-Jimi Hendrix
Subject To The Kill-De Novo Dahl (mp3)
Steal The Blueprints-+/-
Come As You Are-Nirvana
So you can listen to the first hour here and the second hour here (just click open). Or download each hour first hour and the second hour.