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By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 at 6:00 pm
Mazes‘ third album ‘Wooden Aquarium’ is out now on FatCat Records, and they now have a promo for their ode to BBC MediaCity’s location, ‘Salford’. True to the style of their music, the video is in monochrome and in a rather silly show of things, mouths have been superimposed onto people’s faces in a pub, with naturally humourous results as the mouths are synced in time with the vocals of the song. Watch the video below.
For more about the song ‘Salford’, read David’s review of it here.
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 at 4:00 pm
Back in July, the Hospital Club in London played host to a brilliant Original Penguin Plugged In night starring American duo We Are Scientists and Scots Twin Atlantic. (Two lucky TGTF readers attended the show via us.) This afternoon we’ve got a live video from the night of We Are Scientists performing ‘Make It Easy’ from the night for you.
The song appears on We Are Scientists‘ fifth album ‘TV En Français’, released back in March. Watch the performance below. To watch Twin Atlantic performing ‘Brothers and Sisters’ on the same night, head this way.
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 at 11:00 am
October is just on our doorstep, isn’t it? And with another month comes another fab show courtesy of fashion house Original Penguin, who are putting on another one of their Plugged In sessions at the famed London venue the Hospital Club on the 2nd of October. As we did for the show in June starring Nick Mulvey and THUMPERS and the one in July with Twin Atlantic and We Are Scientists, October’s promises to be a doozy. And yet again, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky TGTF reader! Who’s playing, you ask?
Peace rocked everyone’s world in 2013 with their debut album ‘In Love’. They’ve been working on their follow-up to their best-selling debut, so this will be an incredible chance to see the four-piece not in a massive festival setting but in much more intimate digs.
And if Peace weren’t enough for you, Tigercub from Brighton will also be playing on the night. Described by many as what Nirvana and Sonic Youth might have sounded if they were slightly more pop, they are sure to remind you of the ’90s (if you were alive back then anyway) and will be sure to get toes tapping.
Now, usually the only way into these special shows is if you sign up here at Original Penguin to put your name in for the company’s lucky draw. But as I mentioned before, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away and we want to give them to a deserving TGTF reader. Keen on winning? Of course you are. Here’s all the details to enter…
In the form below, please fill out your full name and your email address. Then to make sure you really want to see this show (and also to confirm you’re not a robot!), you’ll need to correctly answer this question: What’s the name of Peace’s next single, out on the 28th of September? Get your entries in by noon British time on Thursday the 25th of September. We’ll choose a winner from all the correct entries received and contact him/her by email. Good luck! Please note: this contest is open to UK residents only who can get themselves to London for the show, and the winner and guest must be 18+ or you will be turned away at the door (and we wouldn’t want anyone to be disappointed). All duplicate entries will be discarded.
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 at 10:00 am
I love Johnny Marr, you love Johnny Marr. What’s not to love about the man, the legend. I mean, seriously, yeah?
Ahead of the release of his second solo album ‘Playland’ on the 6th of October on Warner Brothers, he’s giving away early taster single ‘Easy Money’ for free through Amazon UK. I don’t know when this free promotion ends, so while it’s still available for absolutely nothing, if you fancy it, grab it while you can.
By Mary Chang
on Monday, 22nd September 2014 at 6:00 pm
The Lost Brothers release their brilliant fourth album ‘New Songs of Dawn and Dust’ today on Lojinx Records, so there’s really no better time to bring out their latest video for a song from the LP. Dusty and dreamy, this animated clip for the tune ‘Derridae’ fits its mood perfectly. Fall in love with Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech’s beautiful vocals and guitars and watch the video below.
To read my review of the Lost Brothers‘ new album that will unequivocally be in my top albums of 2014, go here.
In an ever-more-likely attempt at world domination, PINS demonstrate their impeccable taste, and perhaps betray more than a little of their idolatry, with the advent of their ‘Come Back’ EP, released on cassette to coincide with Cassette Store Day on 27th September. Gadzooks – what next? Wax Cylinder Week? Floppy Disk Fortnight?
Each of the three tracks is a cover – ‘Come Back’ is by The Belles, ‘I’m Leaving You’ by Char Vinnedge and Mary Gallagher, and ‘You Don’t Love Me’ by bluesman Willie Cobbs, which is perhaps the most instantly recognisable song – think Dawn Penn’s skanking reggae version with added “na na na”s, or perhaps, for the younger generation, Beyoncé’s brief poptastic live cover. Whichever way you cut it though, PINS deliver the definitive garage-rock version here.
More intriguing still is the origins of the title track. The Belles are a little-known Miami group from the early ‘60s, with nary an album to their name. How they can come up with something as spanking as ‘Come Back’ and thereafter sink into obscurity is unknown, and something of a shame. They did a cover of Them’s ‘Gloria’, changing the title to ‘Melvin’, with tongue-in-cheek consequences, but that’s about all we know about them. Certainly deserving of a modest revival courtesy of PINS. Cleverly, the original of ‘Come Back’ is 2 minutes, 12 seconds long; the cover is exactly the same length. Spooky coincidence or admirable attention to detail? You decide.
‘Come Back’ will be released on cassette in a limited run of 100 for Cassette Store Day on Saturday, the 27th of September, so get eBaying for those vintage Walkmans right away.
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