‘I Wanna Fight Your Father’ is the new single from Rubberbandits who will no doubt be hoping to capitalize on the massive success of ‘Horse Outside’. It’s that well versed eternal love story of boy meets girl, boy fights father.
‘I Wanna Fight Your Father’ is out today – They play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on April 21st.
Long standing favourite of the blogosphere Wavves has been further endearing himself to fans of late, dropping free tracks via twitter.
The two in question, ‘Horse Shoes’ and ‘Tv Luv Song’ are both sharp shots of distorted lo-fi garage-rock. The former is a pretty hectic fuzzed-up four minute blast while the later, a demo of ‘Tv Luv Song’, is slightly more economical at under two minutes but is equally as enjoyable.
Former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason has been confirmed for a show Dublin’s The Button Factory on Saturday April 16th (Tickets €17).
Great news, Boys Outside was one of the finest albums of 2010. He also recently shared some amazing footage from his album launch in London via his website. The full set which includes four tracks from Boys Outside, two Beta Band songs and a Madonna cover.
The live acoustic versions are just as captivating, intense, and touching as the full band recordings. Anyway, have a gander at ‘Simple’, ‘Am I Just A Man’ and ‘Boys Outside’ below before hopefully watching the whole lot.
That’s not all, he’s giving away Mp3’s of ‘All Come Down’ & ‘Boys Outside’ his website too.
As the blog approaches it’s first anniversary one thing in particular has been bugging me. There hasn’t been near enough hip-hop featured on here over the past 12 months, something I’m hoping to remedy.
Gorilla Warfare Tacticsare an exciting hip hop trio based out of New York City who have a rather simple chemistry; Kid Dilla throws down verses over some super honed beats from CakeXCrumbs.
Judging by ‘Temptation’ and ‘The Tale of Mr Street’ it’s working very well indeed. Both cuts are slick, smooth and crisp feel good hip hop tunes, with just a smidgen of a old-school sampling.
It is no wonder they already caused quite a stir, it kind of reminds me hearing the early Mos Def or J5 stuff for the first time.
I’m very excited to hear their forthcoming 7-track EP which is out on March 2nd.
Nowonder is the pen name of LA-based electronic artist Danny Choi.
Choi is not afraid to dabble in a bit of experimentation, something Color The Concrete is testament to.
It is a genre hopping broad blend of styles, from the Gallic fervor and Justice-esque hooks of ‘Manic’ to the juddering electro-pop that is ‘White Light’ this is an EP that doesn’t wait around in one place for long.
You can give ‘Manic’ and ‘Bright Spell’ a spin below and download the EP for free via bandcamp.
Swedish London based trio Little Majorette are set to release their debut album Rifle Heart this coming April.
The first single to be taken from the record ‘Overflow’ and oh my what a tune. It’s a splendidly inoffensive ditsy piano pop song with plenty of oohs and ahs thrown in for good measure. This wouldn’t normally be my kind of thing but in ‘Overflow’ we’ve unearth a real pop treasure.
You can stream it below and download it from here.
Guards self-titled EP was one of the best EPs released last year. This fabulous introduction to Richie James Follin’s breezy, lo-fi garage pop comes highly recommended.
Guards have returned with a free three-track covers EP of reverb-laden versions of Metallica’s ‘Motorbreath’, Vampire Weekend’s ‘Taxi Cab’ and M.I.A’s ‘Born Free’. The M.I.A. cover is the stand out track, simply because of the three it’s most similar to the best bits of last year’s EP.
Almost a decade after the release of Original Pirate Material Mike Skinner has decided to call time on The Streets with Computers and Blues. Skinner’s debut was something of a revelation, an exciting blend of hip-hip, garage and dance music with poetic social commentary on faceless urban British life.
The intervening years were less productive. A string of lackluster releases rising in part from an inability to adapt to his new lifestyle which fame brought him and removed his inspiration, the ordinary everyday comings-and-goings of life from ‘the streets’ themselves.
Computers and Blues sounds as though he took a step back, turned his back on this unfamiliar world which was on the brink of making the music almost a parody of itself. Instead choosing to surround himself with mates and more familiar and inspirational environs to record an album he wanted to.
Skinner seems much more relaxed and assured particularly in his lyrical delivery, something missing from the last two records in particular. The subject matter is at times a bit lightweight, devoid of substantive commentary but a blend of garage and hip-hop beats and some old school ravey undertones like ‘Trust Me’ mixed with rockier moments like ‘Going Through Hell’, do well to pave over such cracks.
It’s not Original Pirate Material but ‘Going Through Hell’, ‘Puzzled by People’, ‘Trust Me’ and ‘Those That Don’t Know’ is some of the best material he’s produced. Computers and Blues is the most enjoyable listen since OPM, a great way to sign off.