Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Cymbals are one of those bands i've been meaning to check out for ages, and only the other day got round to doing it... What an idiot for sitting on this angular new wave gem! Steady drums, jerky guitars and bad timed keys make this album something great, you really need it in your life

Monday, 29 August 2011

Craft Spells


Craft Spells have just put out this near perfect record, with a lovely swirling 80s sound to it. Every song as catchy as fuck, and sticks in your head. They're playing in the UK in October, their London date is, 11th at The Lexington

This video sums it up perfectly

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Dignan Porch


Dignan Porch have just released this dreamy noisy beaut of an EP/Album, you've gotta check it out, whilst the sun is still shining

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sleeping Bag



Sleeping Bag are hopefully not one of those bands that slip unnoticed, this new album is great, for fans of that melon collie plod along US indie vibe, such a great album with so many gems on it, can't stop listening to it

Sleeping Bag: "Slime" Official Video from 19th State Productions on Vimeo.

Friday, 26 August 2011

John Maus


I don't know who reads this or how familiar you are with John Maus, but i have no idea how i let the new album slip through the radar! This guy is a mess, in a great way! I really didn't know where he was going to go after the last album, but this is perfect, such a great progression for old fans, but so much easy to get into for new fans! You have to check out "We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves".

My personal fave is the 2nd track Quantum Leap

Thursday, 25 August 2011

D/R/U/G/S - ParadYse mix 001



Always keep an eye out for what D/R/U/G/S is up to, and this is his new mix thats just gone up, its fucking awesome

D/R/U/G/S - paradYse mix 001 by paradYse

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

New Flozzer



I loved the old Florence and the Machine album, though it took me a while to get into it. I'm sure this new song will be the same. New album out in November too, and it seems like it's been produced by Paul Epworth, so no doubt it will be another winner.

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011

Wild Beasts x GaGa


So the Wild Beast boys have remixed a Lady GaGa tune.... coool

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Joe Goddard...

of Hot Chip fame, creating this late summer anthem.



One of my personal favourites at the moment.

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011

Shindu



So Kitsune have done it again! Releasing this little gem of a cover! Don't get me wrong, i'm a massive Souxsie and the Banshee's fan, but i love this version by Shindu, and so should you

Shindu - Happy House by Shindu

Friday, 12 August 2011

Summer Camp



This was sent over to me by Danni, one of the girls that DJs at The Old Blue Last with us, its a tune!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

BoaBoa hangs out in toilets



Fledgling labels WotNot and Metamimetic come together once again to bring you three live performances from some of the UK's finest electronic talent. Add DJ sets from some of London's most exciting prostpects and we're in for some certified VIBES!

Featuring:

DA-10 Live (WotNot)
ZEDEX Live (Metamimetic)
DEFT Live (Disconnected)
BOABOA (Dark Party)
JJ MUMBLES (WotNot)
FAZHANDS b2b SWEET FA (Metamimetic/GottaDanceDir​ty)

Hosted By: SINNA GZUS / ROOKIE SLUDEM / (WotNot/Mortal Methods)

==
DA-10 (WotNot)

Armed with an MPC 1000 and Roland Juno 6 and SH-09 synths, 10-David and Soccer96 keyboardist Danalogue's debut release has already received attention on Tom Robinson's BBC 6Music show, as well as airplay from Jon Phonics and Om Unit. The EP's crisp drums, twinkling lead lines and poo-your-pants bass have led to a great reception across a variety of musical circles. With no computers and minimal sequencing, this promises to be an electronic set with a difference.

http://www.wotnot.tv/futur​eless

==
Zedex (Metamimetic)

P.Boro's duo Zedex's sun-drenched Zulu X-Ray marks an incredible follow up to last yearʼs debut High Crimes, with the duo delivering high energy disco-house. Zulu X-Ray boasts their strongest work to date; featuring the incendiary “Kiss Me While I Love You”, a track of cut up vocals, funky guitar riffs and powerful italo-basslines. The EPʼs title track “Zulu X-Ray” features a vocal collaboration with Brooklyn-based soul singer Sam Wilkes.
With live synths and electronics, you should expect Zedex's maximalist house sound to step up to the next level.

http://www.metamimetic.com​/zedex/

==
Deft (Disconnected)

With influences ranging from hip hop to garage and grime, Deft's eclectic sound couples inventive beats with rich sound design. His first release came earlier this year in the form of space-funk banger "Paradise" on Disconnected Sounds's first vinyl release. His diversity will soon be demonstrated on the upcoming WotNot vs Metamimetic 12", with beats/bass on one side and house on the other. Get a taste of what's to come with his live Ableton set.

http://www.soundcloud.com/​deft

==
BoaBoa (Dark Party)

It's hard to describe what to expect from BoaBoa's DJ set without slathering him in superlatives. This jackin house don specializes and key figurehead of the Dark Party blog is known to travel far and wide playing alongside the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Hot Chip, Louis La Roche and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. As well as being one of the humblest DJs on the London scene, he's undoubtedly one of the most talented and charismatic performers you will ever encounter.

http://darkpartymusic.blog​spot.com/

==
Fazhands x SweetFA

The two minds behind the Metamimetic label come together to play a very special back to back DJ set. Fresh from destroying East London's CAMP Basement last month, the two DJs come label bosses have gone from strength to strength this year; playing gigs from LA all the way to London; this one's not to be missed!

http://www.soundcloud.com/​fazhands
http://www.metamimetic.com​/sweetfa

==

http://www.wotnot.tv/
http://www.metamimetic.com​/

---------

FREE ENTRY
Doors: 7pm- 1.30am
18+ (I.D may be required at the door)

Public Life,
82a Commercial Street, London,
E1 6LY

Nearest Tube: Liverpool St.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Field Day Highlights 2011


Well wasn't that all a load of fun! And with pretty decent weather, bar the little bit of rain, but the sun after was well worth it!

Highlights

1. Creep, great band, did a cover of a Memory Tapes song
2. Ducktails, playing "Hello" by Martin Solveig & Dragonette, confusing the shit out of everyone, including me
3. CockNBullKid was amazing! What a stunning voice!
4. Ariel Pink, shame the tent was rammed
5. Electralane, i have this weird issue with watching bands i love, but they truly deliveried
6. Trophy Wife, defo ones to watch out, great fun live band
7. Spectrals, with the new album coming out in October on Witchita, they're so tight right now, sounds amazing live
8. Born Ruffians, everyone seriously lost their SHIT to these guys! I don't even think they expected it to go off like that!
9. Factory Floor, playing new material that sounds as great as ever!
10. Glasser, well just for making beautiful music to finish the festival on
11. The burrito that i had was amazing, and let that be a tip to you, you'll only need to eat once if you have a burrito


Lowlights.

1. Beer and Cider, well all drinks being £4
2. Finding out the singer of Spector is the singer from Oxe. Eagle. Lion. Man
3. Missing L-Vis 1990, the tent was kicking off! And it sounded amazing!

So there you have my little run down on what was an ace day! If you have proof you had your Dark Party tote with you, and i didn't see you and buy you a beer, i owe you one, and will buy you a beer this Saturday, or any other kind of drink that you like

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Ringo Deathstarr


Nothing hazes out a weird sunday better than the new Ringo Deatherstarr album "Sparkler". Stand outs include "Sweet Girl", "In Love" and "Summer Time". For fan's of noisy driving fuzz like they used to do, but with something else

Saturday, 6 August 2011

STAY SAFE


It's saturday, we're at Field Day today, but i'm sure like you, you'll be partying tonight, stay safe kid

Friday, 5 August 2011

Field Day


So its the day before Field Day, it doesn't matter what happens, the sound being naff or the *coff* rain its always a great day out, with some amazing bands to boot!

This is a small playlist of my top bands of the day! Click HERE to check it out!

IF I SEE ANYONE WITH A DARK PARTY TOTE BAG I WILL BUY YOU A BEER!

Sleeping With Wolves


So we're lucky enough to put on local boys Sleeping With Wolves. They've spent along time away working on their sound and getting a solid EP together, We're excited about this one!

You can download "Mirrors" for FREE HERE

You can also listen to the full EP on Soundcloud HERE

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Azari & III - Manic



As John has got the ball rolling on the blog (us Gingers work in pairs), I thought I'd pitch in with the new Azari & III single "Manic". It's amazing. It took me a while to get into it, but the vocals are the catchiest since "Hungry For The Power", and it has a massive ammount of energy about it, much like the live show.

The album is out on Monday (YOU CAN STREAM IT HERE) and they are playing XOYO on Thursday. Me and Nic AM from the Dark Party crew are going, and you should too. There are still tickets available here. They are genuinely one of the best live bands I've ever seen, and challenge the intensity of Plastikman.

I honestly don't have a bad thing to say about these guys, and hopefully when you listen to the album, buy it, then see them live on Thursday, you wont either.

BoaBoa x

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Spectrals Album Announced October


So we've been waiting for ages, but its now come out that the Spectrals album will be out in October on Witchita in the UK and Slumberland in the US! Can't wait to hear it in its full glory!

Don't leak it, just buy it ;)

Royal Bangs x Warpaint


Our boys Royal Bangs have done an amazing remix of the Warpaint single "Bees", its AMAZING and FREE download it HERE

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Crystal Antlers



Feel in love with Crystal Antlers from the moment i heard them... this is taken from the new album, "Two-Way Mirror", just so warm dark and fuzzy, i can't understand why you don't like them already?

Monday, 1 August 2011

Lover Lover



Lover Lover are Eleanor Bodenham, Martin Craft (M. Craft), with production from Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun, Pnau, Cirque Du Soleil), everyone is all over them at the mo, and its all cos of NL, i dunno, i hate when people get to carried away with association. I get the production is massive, but you've got to have something to work with right? This is a solid tune, nice and airy, enjoy