looking for new music the other day and came across these guy Husky Rescue. Just released their new EP "Sound Of Love", the single is the only thing i've been able to listen to for the last few days, amazing! down tempo electronica meets folk, great sound really smooth and warm, defo ones to watch, their album is out 1st February
you can download a track for free from their site here
a friend(as always) put Memory Tapes right under my noise about 6/7months ago when he was called Memory Cassettes, again as always, i ignored this, listened to it, played it out a few times, didn't move anyone or me. then pick up on all the fuss with this album "Seek Magic" on Something In Construction, a mates label. listened to it, and instantly feel in love! and this is my fave tune from the album, which I'll be playing out religiously from now until the end of the year. has a noise/electronic/cure feel to it, just great
Right what i thought id do is make a little feature on bands that ive loved and lost. First up Alterkicks were a five piece from Liverpool this band made some absolutely beautiful tunes and are probably my most missed band to date it seemed such a shame that after 1 album they decided to call it a day. Id advise anyone to get this album its called "Do Everything I Taught You".
This track was one of the more serious darker ones on the album.
so a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Is Tropical the other week, as they're on tour with Egyptian HipHop, saying i should check them out. i then listen and then remember, our boy SMITH told me about them AGES ago. i remembered at the time enjoying the lofi down tempo, but still uptempo sound they have. with the new single "When O' When" just coming out, i stopped by again and had a listen, this single is great, real slow build, and then turns into this infectious beast of a track, with elements of xx teens and late of the pier, but almost having the pop craft of the Mystery Jets
and they're mates with our mates, Man Like Me, so they're cool regardless
This post will probably have a subtle hint of bias, but whatever, it is fact...
On Monday, i brought the Delipic debut "Acolyte". I like Delphic, I've seen them a few times, they are good, very good infact. Being a life long freak fan of The Cooper Temple Clause, i think my interest Delphic was stemmed from my bizarre love affair with the best band of all time, TCTC. Atmospheric, melodic, heavy in parts, electronic rock.
"Make This Your Own" was TCTC's last album, which ultimately led to their demise. A record that instantly got written off, probably because Didz Hammond left the band, and joined The Libertines which led them to have a bit of a hiatus so they can juggle their line-ep. Anyway, enough of the history/ my own personal sob story.
"Make This Your Own" and "Acolyte" are very similar, almost identical. Poppy electronic rock, simple. Since when has this become the next big thing? Admittedly, the Delphic album is (a bit) better, but the three strongest tracks are the already released singles, which can only suggest they were heard, liked, and then chucked together with lots of filler (a nine minute instrumental [big tune though] for example).
I guess my thoughts are that a band such as TCTC were considered dated, and even though they watered down their sound to produce a good pop record, they still got cained by the press. Now Delphic are on the scene. New and fresh BUT making identical music and getting praise? Is there any room left in the market for "old" bands. Time could tell, as Interpol and The Strokes (to be honest, anything they produce the NME will suck off anyway) are releasing new albums this year, along with loads of other bands.
First up Jakwob one of the most exciting producers about at the minute been on peoples radars for a while now but he just keeps getting better. He's just updated he's pages with plenty of new tracks and remixes so go check them out.
Teenagersintokyo are a band i've been listening to and playing out for ages! after hearing "VERY VAMPYR" how could you not fall in love?! they're a dark indie pop 5 piece from Australia, with a flock of seagulls eskrhythm section, they come back with the single "Peter Pan", great edgy track you instantly wanna dance too. the new single includes a Horrors Remix, which is pretty sharp and spacey too
can not wait for these guys to come over in feb! defo check them out!