Monday, 24 September 2012

evil eyes keep your mind on me


 Our San Fran faves evil eyes release new single free to download, "Keep Your Mind On Me".   Another perfectly dreamy dark psych pop song.



Check out the video for their single "Playing With Matches", hand-drawn illustration and animation by Hayley Akins of the band Dignan Porch (Captured Tracks)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Dream Buddies



San Diego is pretty much mecca for me, and they just keep chucking out gems like this by Dream Buddies.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)"



Unknown Mortal Orchestra have just signed to one of our fave labels Jagjaguwar, what a great combo!  This is their new single

Friday, 21 September 2012

Tamaryn Heavenly Bodies



We fell in love with the dream like musical state that is Tamaryn about 2 years ago.  This is the follow up, its stunning

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Best Friends Surf Bitches



In our top 10 of best songs this year, Best Friends release an actual video to go with this jam!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Single Mothers Baby



Our fave Canadian punk rocker band, Single Mothers have made this video for their track "Baby".  Now just can't wait for them to actually get over here!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Departure Lounge / All That I Am / Extention


Departure Lounge in Luton is extending its current expo All That I Am, until 6th Oct.   This is something everyone should check out, like in my previous post, this is something that we all really should support...

The show presents the work of Julie Cook, Jane Hilton and Nancy Newberry, three of the most innovative emerging artists currently working in photographic portraiture.

London based photographer Jane Hilton’s series Dead Eagle Trail provides a highly individual visual testament to the fast disappearing cowboy culture of the American west. Hackney resident Julie Cook presents Beauties of Today a strikingly warm and engaged portrait of London’s burlesque performers and the environments in which they work.

We are also excited that  Nancy Newberry - whose work has been shown for the first time in the UK as part of All That I Am - will also be featured in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at London's National Portrait Gallery in November. Her staged and orchestrated portraits present Texan teenagers marking rites of passage with ‘MUM’s (short for Chrysanthemums), an intricate sculptural rosette worn for college graduation or the homecoming parade. 
Curator Matthew Shaul will give the final talk of the series at the Gallery on Saturday October 6th at 2pm..

The Exhibition is open to the public 2-6pm Thursday & Friday, 1-6pm Saturday and by appointment. Admission is free. (NB due to essential electrical work the gallery will not be open Thursday 20th and Friday 21st)

Kandle



Kandle is a new addition to Backyard Recordings, a label i've always had a soft spot for.  Releasing Small for free (download below, video above), this swap pop-stress is destine for great things, such a stunning sound



 
   
   
   
   
   
 


PS - This Stones cover is beautiful


Monday, 17 September 2012

New Hands


I always take in interested in stuff that comes out of Hamilton, Ontario.  New Hands are my new favourite band from that neck of the woods.  Check this dark driven indie pop gem, it's a free download too, enjoy


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Swim Deep Honey




Swim Deep release Honey, as the follow up to probably my favourite track of the year, King City.  With the likes of PEACE pushing Birmingham back into the musical spot light, it helps having other great bands to help

"Don't just dream in your sleep, its just lazy"


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Ice, Sea, Dead People You Could Be A Model


 The noisy boys from Bedford are back, with this great little number.  Check out the story about the design of the records its pretty cool.  Ice, Sea, Dead People will be October, always worth a watch!  


Friday, 14 September 2012

Kisses Funny Heartbeat


  Bloody love Kisses, nice synth pop party tunes

Funny Heartbeat

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Rocket From The Crypt x Yo Gabba Gabba



My favourite band in the world, educating kids, perfect

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

TEEN



New band from former Here We Go Magic lady Teeny Lieberson, TEEN are bloody ace, nice dark groove in there.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Murkage Liam Neeson


Our boy Murkage have just got back from killing it at Bestival, so we thought we'd share the new single "Liam Neeson" its their best work to date!



Sunday, 9 September 2012

Deptford Goth


Deptford Goth got dropped on my lap this weekend, perfect Sunday summer time vibes

Saturday, 8 September 2012

SPRING OFFENSIVE- Not Drowning But Waving



Massive track from Oxfords Spring Offensive, some stunning harmonies all through this track.  And a pretty dark video to match.  Which they made themselves

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

XX - Coexist



NPR are streaming the new XX album, buzzing. I was lucky enough to see them play at Primavera in Porto this summer. The crowd was absolutley huge (they were headlining the main stage on the final night) and it was at this point that I realised how big they are now. It's more "same but different" from them, but if it isn't broken, then why fix it?

BoaBoa x