Sunday, November 11, 2007
MP3: Hello, Blue Roses-Shadows Fall
Buy: Hello, Blue Roses-S/T (released January 22nd)
Monday, November 05, 2007
MP3: Zookeeper-Snow In Berlin
Pre-Order: Zookeeper-Becoming All Things (with limited edition autographed booklet)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
any Galactica fan probably knows about these series of Adama flashbacks to the first Cylon war but this one is particularly epic, I can't wait for Razor and the 4th (and last!!) series. If you haven't already checked out Battlestar Galactica you are probably living under a rock or something.
MP3:Battlestar Galactica Music (why not)
Friday, October 19, 2007
Zookeeper-Becoming All Things
Pre-Order (or more accurately buy when its available): Zookeper-Becoming All Things
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I really liked this video that was on Pitchfork a while ago, I just found it very endearing maybe it was the fact that it was a cover of a Beatles throw-away yet still sounded great, or perhaps it was the "London the home of The Beatles, sort of" anyway enjoy, also get 'Marry Me' its a great album I'd say one of the best of this year or perhaps I'm being "idiotic" as I was when I typed up that review a few days ago as one anonymous person commented, yes I kind of made that stuff up on the spot (like most of these posts) so oh well I got plenty of visitors from it so my ego is fed in some strange way.
Buy: St Vincent-Marry Me
MP3: St Vincent-Paris Is Burning
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
MP3: Band Of Horses-Is There A Ghost
Pre-Order: Band Of Horses-Cease To Begin
Now playing: !!! - All My Heroes Are Weirdos
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
MP3:Aaron Scroeder-Fake Crimes (Demo)
Buy:Aaron Scroeder-Black & Gold
Coming soon: Murder Mystery
Monday, September 17, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Wed 26 Southampton Guildhall www.bigwheelpromotions.com
Thu 27 Exeter Great Hall 01392 263 518
Fri 28 Cheltenham Town Hall 01242 227 979
Sat 29 Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623 232
Sun 30 Sheffield Leadmill 0870 010 4555
Tue 02 Glasgow ABC 0870 169 0100
Wed 03 Newcastle Carling Academy 0870 771 2000
Thu 04 Liverpool Carling Academy 0870 771 2000
Fri 05 Northampton Roadmender 01604 604 020
Sat 06 Leeds Met University 0113 244 4600
Sun 07 Manchester Ritz 0161 832 1111
Tue 09 Brighton Concorde 2 www.bigwheelpromotions.com
Wed 10 Cambridge Junction 01223 511 511
Thu 11 Bristol Carling Academy 0870 771 2000
Fri 12 Wolverhampton Wulfrun 0870 320 7000
Sun 14 Lincoln Engine Shed www.bigwheelpromotions.com
Tue 16 Oxford Carling Academy 0870 771 2000
Wed 17 Norwich Waterfront 01603 508 050
Thu 18 London Shepherds Bush Empire 0870 771 2000
for my part I saw him live at the Lewes guitar festival near me and he was bloody excellent.
MP3: Seth Lakeman-The White Hare
Buy: Seth Lakeman-Freedom Field
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I bloody love Beck, I wish I could see him live some day soon but until then these rather awesome videos will have to do, like 'Tropicalia' arguably my favourite Beck song.
a slow rocking version of 'Loser', rather damm good.
Where Its At, well its right here.
Mutations is my favourite Beck album, and heres another great track off it.
MP3 (I think its one of the few songs that describes me oooh self-deprecation thats a new one): Beck-Loser
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I really love the sound Devendra Banhart is developing further in his fourth album 'Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon' with 'Seahorse' being the first single or official mp3 or something, anyway it starts off with Banhart's uniquely understated vocals and guitar before building into what can only be called a jazzy number before morphing into rock territory without sounding in the least bit contrived, but in fact keeping his trademark organic yet freaky sound or as he calls it 'space reggae' which can defnitely be applied to 'The Other Woman' another great slice (think a folky version of 'Ghost Town' and you may be close to how this song sounds) of the upcoming album which can be heard here along with 'Samba Vexillographica' which is a folky-jazzy-samba number sang in Spanish (that is so Banhart) anyway I'm looking forward to it.
MP3: Devendra Banhart-Seahorse
Pre-Order: Devendra Banhart-Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Foo Fighters-Big Me
Foo Fighters-Break Out
Pre-Order: Foo Fighters-Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
Let It Die
Long Road To Ruin
Stranger Things Have Happened
Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make-Up Is Running)
Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners
I absolutely love this song and given the state of todays weather I think this will be a little escape portal for everybody brought down by the grim weather today, otherwise it is a great live performance and heres a few more.
a sublime solo performance.
taken with a mobile but with rather good sound and picture quality nonetheless, my favourite cover version of (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
a 'Rolling Stone' acoustic performance, its out of sync but its beautiful nonetheless. Finally for your listening pleasure another fine cover by Cat Power of 'Wonderwall'.
MP3: Cat Power-Wonderwall
Thursday, August 09, 2007
MP3: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals-Ah Mary
Buy: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals-This Is Somewhere
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Its the next single from Kate Nash's surprisingly great 'Made of Bricks' album, I mean I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to get with the album but simply put if you take the best aspects of Lily Allen's music and stick them together with the most upbeat catchy moments from Regina Spacktor you may well end up with this album, although 'Foundations' is now beginning to grate with constant radio play, its an album well worth picking up (rather then downloading the odd track). Also thanks to some recent e-mails, I will aim to post about some new and lesser known stuff over the next few days (I just want to really do justice to some great stuff I've received, so keep on e-mailing).
MP3:Kate Nash-Pumpkin Song (great album track)
Buy: Kate Nash-Made Of Stone
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
MP3s: Lily Allen-Alfie
Lily Allen-LDN(non-album version)
Lily Allen-Mix Tape part 2
Monday, August 06, 2007
next single, and a performance with typical passion
a modern classic performed with none other then a certain Mr Bowie
small stage, big sound
my favourite from 'Neon Bible'.
Well I wish I could say more but I'm feeling a bit off today, and besides I think the videos speak for themselves anyway.
Friday, August 03, 2007
MP3s:Rilo Kiley-The Moneymaker
Rilo Kiley-The Frug
Pre-Order: Under The Blacklight (released 20th August)
Thursday, August 02, 2007
MP3:Blitzen Trapper-Wild Mountain Nation
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Its just turned August (in the UK), and heres the new video from The White Stripes and my favourite track on the rather smashing album which is well worth getting hold of. I always love a good White Stripes video at 22 minutes past midnight, so enjoy that and pick up an mp3 of the first track I heard from The White Stripes the infectious 'Hotel Yorba'
MP3:The White Stripes-Hotel Yorba
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
New Order-Bizzarre Love Triangle
New Order-True Faith
New Order-Age Of Consent
Monday, July 30, 2007
The old favourite isn't it live from the Monteray festival.
Quite possibly their finest song from their finest album.
Very raw, black and white version of their first hit.
a rehearsal jam cover of 'I Saw Her Standing There' with Keith singing.
MP3:The Who-My Generation
Buy: Who's Next
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
MP3: Scissor Sisters-I Can't Decide
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Suprise MP3: Rihanna-SOS
The Sexiest Woman in the World according to FHM readers, and its not exatly difficult to see why.
Basically the reason why anyone watched 'The Girl Next Door' also a great actress anyway.
First saw her in the excellent Lost In Translation, quite literally a perfect woman (although I don't know her personally).
The only actual model in my Top Ten , I find her heavily addictive.
The last 5 minutes of Pirates Of The Carribean, cinematic gold (or the whole of Domino).
(just put in on mute, you know you will)
She was spectacular in Sin City and downright charming in Clerks 2 not to mention Death Proof.
No 1 Woman who men want to see in a bikini, again difficult to argue with that.
Recently got married, dang (thats all I have to say).
I love Lost, I really do and Evageline is actually great in it she is also smoking hot (ok maybe a bit too low brow, then again perhaps this whole post is anyway).
Thats it I probably should take a cold shower or something, more music posts will follow (almost all pictures from Hollywoodtuna).
Friday, July 20, 2007
7-29 Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Picnic
09-13 Victoria, British Columbia - McPherson Ballroom #&
09-14 Seattle, WA - Showbox #!
09-15 Seattle, WA - Showbox #!
09-16 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom #!
09-17 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre #!
09-18 San Diego, CA - House of Blues #!
09-19 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater #!
09-20 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater #@
09-21 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre #@
09-22 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater #@
09-24 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater #@
09-25 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot #@
09-26 Boise, ID - The Egyptian Theatre #@
09-28 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom #!
10-11 Edmonton, Alberta - Edmonton Event Center $
10-12 Calgary, Alberta - MacEwen Hall $
10-13 Calgary, Alberta - MacEwen Hall $
10-14 Missoula, MT - University Theater $
10-15 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Garrick Center $
10-16 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue $^
10-17 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre $^
10-18 Chicago, IL - The Metro $^
10-19 Chicago, IL - The Metro $^
10-20 Buffalo, NY - Riviera Theatre $^
10-21 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre $^
10-24 New York, NY - Webster Hall $^
10-25 New York, NY - Webster Hall $&
10-26 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero $&
10-27 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club $^
10-31 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues $&
11-01 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live $+
11-02 Dallas, TX - House of Blues $+
11-03 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-05 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre $
# with Lavender Diamond
! with Fancey
@ with the Awkward Stage
$ with Emma Pollock
^ with Benjy Ferree
+ with Spoon)
as if that wasn't enough you can also buy the album early and get it now if you live in North America. Anyway aside from that tune in to 6music from 4pm to hear Richard Hawley on Steve Lamacq's show, and until the next post be careful out there (your supposed to say good hunting).
MP3s: The New Pornographers-My Rights Versus Yours
The New Pornographers-Mass Romantic
The New Pornographers-Twin Cinema
Per-Order (UK style): The New Pornographers-Challengers
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Hi there, its been a good long time since my last post, this is a result of some serious upheaval in my life including the end of my time at University and the Breakfast Session show itself, which may now mean that I change the title of this blog as I hope to sort of restart the whole thing. I went to see Final Fantasy on Monday of this week at the Brighton Komedia, and it was a truly awesome gig all round (can't wait for heartlands), and it was straight after seeing Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix at the cinema which was actually a great film in contrast to the others which have been pretty poor to average.
MP3: Final Fantasy-He Poos Clouds
Friday, June 01, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Nick Drake-Blues Run The Game
Nick Drake-Family Tree
Monday, May 07, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Ruby Isle-Atom Bomb
Ruby Isle-Into The Black
The Basement-I Just Caught A Face
The Basement-Its A Kind Of Love
Official Website, MySpace, E-Card
Bang Gang-It's Alright
Bang Gang-Something Wrong
U.S Competition: Remix 'Its Alright' and send it with your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org to win a trip to Iceland
Official Website, MySpace, E-Card
The Clutters-9999(Ways To Hate Us)
Official Website, MySpace, E-Card
Winterpills-A Folded Cloth
Official Website, MySpace, E-Card
I just couldn't help myself.
and finally Happy Birthday Joe, if you would like to wish my friend Joe, who has been my sidekick twice on my radio show, go over to his MySpace, this is him here
Friday, May 04, 2007
The National-Boxer (Beggars Banquet)
The National follow up their 2005 breakthrough album 'Alligator', and retain their downbeat, melancholic sound (some would say depressing), vocally a mid-way point between Ian Curtis and Michael Stipe, Matt Berninger continues to deliver in his own monotone style. All this suggests that this album is depressing, and lets be honest it certainly isn't a 'soundtrack to the summer' type album, however there is more to this then deppression, from the opener 'Fake Empire' which begins with a simple but evocative piano track through songs like 'Guest Room' which sounds like a otherworldly version of U2 before they became MOR, the whole album shines through with a surprisingly rousing beauty which overcomes the superficial 'depressing' tag, this album will get under your skin and become a 'soundtrack to your soul'.
Candie Payne-I Wish I Could Have Loved You More (Deltasonic)
Opens with what can only be described as a blast from the past, almost verging on 'James Bond' theme music territory, single and album opener 'I Wish I Could Have Loved You More' sounds like its been pulled right from the 60s a fact acknowledged by the replicated needle scratches at the end, the same can be said for the whole album. The influences of the likes of Dusty Springfield although vocally Candie Payne doesn't quite rise to the level of the greats, then again not many do. The album has a rich sound, and changes between upbeat and downbeat at points beginning to sound like more recent artists, like 'A Different You' which could almost fit on an early Bjork album. Overall if you enjoy the sound of 60s revival from the likes of The Coral, The Zutons (Candie Payne also comes from Liverpool and is signed to Deltasonic) and The Pipettes, then you'll almost certainly enjoy this sonically large and vocally soulful (and occasionaly both at the same time) offering which just might become the sound track to lazy summer evenings.
Seymore Saves the World-S/T (Royalty, Etc)
Keyboards, keyboards and more keyboards, all three members of SSW are credited as playing them, and they are at the core of the bands sound, which is ultamately highly jaunty and appealing as it is keyboardy (thats not even a word), they mostly sound a mix between fellow Minneapolis band Tapes 'n tapes and Hot Hot Heat although perhaps add some anti-depressants into the mix, although lyrically more downbeat the uptempo keyboard sounds do tend to drown out the vocals. All in all a fun pop album which undoubtedly shows its strongest card first with the rather excellent 'Love Song', which is The Feeling but actually good, the rest of the album is still good, but that song shows off the real potential of the band.
The National-Fake Empire
Seymore Saves The World-Love Song
Seymore Saves The World-S/T
Pre-Order (released May 21st)
Candie Payne-I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Its the video for the Bright Eyes son 'Bowl of Oranges' from his seminal 'Lifted..'. I just love the animation in this video, and as an extra bonus a fine photograph video for Nick Drake's 'Day Is Done'
Bright Eyes-Bowl Of Oranges
Nick Drake-Five Leaves Left
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Feist-My Man, My Moon
(both got played, both rocked)
filmed in Austria, and yet another superb video from Feist.
Edit: Go to Feist's MySpace to here 'The Reminder' in full.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Self-titled E.P and download more tracks at their MySpace
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
download another great track at their MySpace
Monday, March 19, 2007
Hey its the new video from those Monkeys from the Arctic, certainly a new species, and its a rather well timed video suited to the barrage of guitar riffs and the overall frenetic fast pace of the song. Also my last radio show for a few weeks will be airing tommorow morning from 10am to 12pm as usual, with the usual mix of great music and more great music on Junction 11 around the globe from 1287am.com.
Arctic Monkeys-Favourite Worst Nightmare (go on, I have already)
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Jay Reatard-Hammer I Miss You
Jay Reatard-Blood Visions
Monday, March 05, 2007
Well with all the recent brilliant news about Bjork's upcoming brand new album Volta released May 7th I thought that this great old Bjork Video would be appropriate and it features a gorrila dentist as well.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
The tracklisting includes:
'Catch Hell Blues'
'Little Cream Soda'
'Rag And Bone'
'You Don't Know What Love Is (Just Do As You're Told)'
'I'm Slowly Turning Into You'
Arctic Monkeys-Brainstorm (radio rip)
The White Stripes-Fell In Love With A Girl
Arctic Monkeys-Favourite Worst Nightmare
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
My Teenage Stride-To Live And Die In The Airpot Lounge
My Teenage Stride-Ears Like Golden Bats
My Teenage Stride-Ears Like Golden Bats
Arizona-Welcome Back Dear Children
Monday, February 26, 2007
Its the new song from welsh wonders Los Campesinos! who I posted about back in the heady days of last month and even then I called the buzz surrounding them something of a bandwagon and now NME has waded in to their corner (this was expected, and hopefully it won't destroy this excellent band with an unreasonable amount of hype by which if they don't do a Wyld Stallions its a bit of a let down). Anyway the video has a real almost iconic style about it with the faceless soldiers and the 'Another Brick In The Wall' style marching feet, also the animation is incredibly well-timed with the song. The song itself combines punchy verses and epic chorus parts superbly and with a simple but effective message behind the song providing a insight into the genuine potential of Los Campesinos!.
Los Campesinos!-Sweet Dreams Sweet Cheeks
Los Campesinos!-Death To Los Campesinos
download video and song and artwork from their official website for free (dude that is truly most excellent)
a Los Campesinos! t-shirt
(thats two Bill & Ted references there too)
Friday, February 23, 2007
Heads up to the Forkcast, I think this is a really excellent video for Charlotte Hatherley's upcoming single 'Behave' its a great comic book/Sin City esq video that just suits the the slightly woozy (musically) yet focused (lyrically) song perfectly. Taken from her second solo album 'The Deep Blue' released on 5th March. As an extra treat I'll post an excellent track that was featured on her first solo effort 'Grey Will Fade' the uber-catchy 'Kim Wilde'.
Charlotte Hatherley-Kim Wilde
The Deep Blue
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Lavender Diamond-Open Your Heart
Monday, February 19, 2007
oh heck heres some more great Feist videos
and guess what I've just got tickets to see her in Brighton on 16th April, oh yeah I really can't wait.
Go and be Feist's friend, buy 'Let It Die' I insist upon it. 'The Reminder' will be out on April 23rd in the UK (and Rest Of the World), and May 1st in US and Canada.
Monday, February 12, 2007
not really a classic video as such just an excuse to include Scarlett Johansson on this blog and just say that Mr Timberlake is a lucky bastard really (I'm not jealous, honest.....well actually thats a big fat whopping lie). Anyway a great video from Arcade Fire is here its a cover of 'Guns Of Brixton' which is cool. Also the sureally brilliant video for Knife by Grizzly Bear is great so check that out right here (thanks to Stereogum). Can I also remind everybody to tune in to my show 10am-12pm tommorow, on Junction 11.
The Avalanches-Ray Of Zdarlight (WOOOO The Avalanches are back)
Dinosaur Jr-Almost Ready (Double WOOOO Dino Jr return from the dead)
Pictures (thanks Egotastic):