Monday, 14 May 2007

Longtime Nopost....

"If Music be the food of love, play on..." William Shakespeare

Some more new shiz for the music masses to listen to!!

Reverend and the Makers are an immense Sheffield bands finally bloody getting recognition after years!! I started listening to them last year, around the time Arctic Monkeys kicked off.
They are lead by John McClure, a Sheffield musical legend, having helped the Arctic Monkeys start off by giving them supporting slots with the Makers, after both Turner and Helders were in his first band. Arctic Monkeys returned the favour when they became superstars.
'Heavyweight Champion of the World' is the new single, rereleased and it is immense. It is just starting to get the airplay it deserves on le radio. Other great songs are 'He Said He Loved Me' and 'The State of Things'.

RANDOM FACT!! John McClures brother, Chris, is the infamous smoking man pictured on the front of 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" by Arctic Monkeys.

Tokyo Police Club are a Canadian rock band (one of many recent amazing Canadian bands to appear) with two EP's out worth listening to, just starting to get recognition in the USA, even appearing on popular chat show, 'Late Night with David Letterman'.
Songs such as 'Nature of the Experiment' and 'Cheer It On' show their talent.

The Wombats are a new indie band with some fantastic tunes and I am gutted to have missed them last Saturday at Unit 22 due to prior arrangements, although I did actually run into the lead singer in the town centre!
Top tunes include the catchy 'Backfire at the Disco' and great new song 'Kill the Director'.

Other stuff to check out!!

The Rumble Strips! Soul styled Alt rock from London!

A podcast to download!! Coverville, immense cover songs from random bands and styles, usually different themes such as Radiohead songs or movie soundtrack songs...

Electronic dance awesomness from Justice, listen to the fantabulous new song 'D.A.N.C.E'

Rufus Wainwright continues to make great music with his new album 'Release the Stars'. Listen to new single 'Going to a Town' here and then buy the album!


Monday, 9 April 2007

"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. " Confucius

I am going to see a band on Tuesday night called Indigo Moss, a London based band who create inspiring rockabilly tunes such as the fantastically named 'Dang Nabbit' and 'Nature of This Town'. They are playing a fair few gigs over the next few months so check them out and try to go see them!

Cherry Ghost are an Indie/Country band with some catchy, awesome tunes, my favourite being 'Mathematics'. They have performed on Jools Holland and are doing Camden Crawl this year and people should expect something special from them very soon.

Finally, a lady who I hope to see at Camden Crawl and need to tell her that my best friend is in love with her and her voice. Laura Marling is a solo artist who sings with a sultry voice capable of captivating whoever falls within its range. 'London Town', 'New Romantic' and 'Its Only My Opinion' show off her fantastic voice and song writing ability. She also appears on the new Rakes album on the gorgeous track, 'Suspicious Eyes'.



Saturday, 31 March 2007

Music Speaks....

"Where Words Fail, Music Speaks." Hans Christian Anderson

Just some more new stuff I have loiked over the past few days....

Vessels are an instrumental alternative rock band that have recieved a fair bit of airplay from DJ's like Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens, but need more! 'The Beast' is a fantastic song, so go listen to them now!

Another artist who needs more recogntion and has been described as a 'shy Nina Simone' is Liz Green, a solo artist with a fantastic voice and some amazing songs. She has also, rightly, got the chance to open the Pyramid stage at Glasto, as well as maybe doing slots on the Acoustic and Radio 1 stages. If you are lucky enough to get a ticket, go see her!!


Wednesday, 28 March 2007

New Narcotics

"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory" Oscar Wilde

This blog has one purpose promote new and exciting music...

Music is the ultimate narcotic---- it leaves you always craving and never always want more!!

Therefore, here is new music that I am loving or just getting into...and you should give it a try too...

Some of it may have been around for a while but is only just getting recognition or it is from other countries, as I am based in the UK.

New bands that I have recently gotten into A LOT are Pull Tiger Tail, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Jack Penate.

Pull Tiger Tail are a three piece from London, who used to share a flat with the Klaxons, who do alternative indie rock stuff with soul and pop influences, with great singalong tracks like 'Lets Lightning' and 'Loki, God Of Mischief'. They are going to take off this year, having recieved play on various Radio stations and music TV, like MTV2.
They are doing plenty of gigs in the next couple of months, so try and go see them!

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are a band whose single, 'Thou Shalt Always Kill' is tearing up Youtube, Radio 1 and various formats. Its blatant mocking of various styles, scenes and groups embedded in its simple structure is ensuring its gonna be a surefire hit.

Finally, Jack Penate has been around for a fair bit and I first got into his music via Myspace around a year ago but only know is he finally getting the recognition he deserves. He is a solo artist on the Young Turks Label and his awesome dancing style and rockabilly tunes are incredible and should be spread everywhere! 'Spit At Stars', 'Learning Lines' and 'We Will Be Here' are his standout tracks.

Finally, a couple of bands who are also on the rise and should be checked out are the unusual and intriguing Bolt Action Five ( and The Flight of the Conchords, who have been around for ages but are worthy of listening to as their comedy folk rock is absolute genius (