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Video of the Moment #1893: Hurts

 
By on Sunday, 30th August 2015 at 10:00 am
 

What are the odds that we’d have *two* bloody videos back to back for bank holiday weekend? I didn’t plan it like this, honest! First we had Gengahr‘s ‘Fill My Gums with Blood’, a song with a title just begging for that crimson bodily fluid to be pouring out in its promo.

But now in Hurts‘ new video ‘Lights’? Before we get there, though, there is plenty of dance floor posing ala Saturday Night Fever to go with the disco beats, and Theo Hutchcraft is wearing some very strange, high-waisted trousers. Then things start to get a lot violent…before Theo and his dancing partner head outside to London backstreets to start dancing as if they’re in Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. I guess the message is that vampires like to dance too? Uh, okay. Watch the promo below.

The video for the far superior ‘Some Kind of Heaven’ (in my opinion, anyway) can be watched on this previous In the Post. ‘Surrender’, the third album from Hurts, will be released on the 9th of October on Sony. For more Hurts on TGTF, go here.

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Video of the Moment #1892: Gengahr

 
By on Saturday, 29th August 2015 at 10:00 am
 

Gengahr have a new promo out this week for ‘Fill My Gums with Blood’. Frontman Felix Bushe of the band had this to say about the storyline: “The video is supposed to capture the feeling of nature over nurture. We wanted the video to be very intimate but in this love story it ends with tragedy.”

I have to admit that I was so very chuffed this promo isn’t (entirely) filled with tons of cartoony, fake bodily fluids! And for any men – or any women with low registers such as myself – take good care that you don’t hurt your vocal cords reaching for these falsetto lines. Watch the video below. (I laughed at the end.)

Grab their debut album ‘A Dream Outside’ on Transgressive Records now. For more coverage of Gengahr on TGTF, head here.

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Video of the Moment #1891: Girls Names

 
By on Friday, 28th August 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Belfast’s Girls Names are gearing up to release their next album, ‘Arms Around a Vision’, on the 2nd of October on Tough Love Records. Their unique brand of post-punk enjoys a good following but chafes against current conventions in rock. So it makes perfect sense that for their new video for ‘A Hunger Artist’ from the upcoming LP, they’ve taken the concept of the discomfort of a telly interview between a sullen, taciturn rock star (the band’s own frontman Cathal Cully, now sporting bleached blonde hair) and a journalist without a clue and turned it into the basis for a music video. I can’t help but listen to this song and think how John Hughes probably would have taken it and put it in a film for today’s Brat Pack… Watch the promo below.

Keen on reading our past coverage on Girls Names? Go here.

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Album Stream: Luke Sital-Singh – The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow EP

 
By on Friday, 28th August 2015 at 11:00 am
 

I’m a little behind in posting this album stream, but better late than never, right?

Earlier this month, singer/songwriter Luke Sital-Singh revealed a brand new EP, ‘The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow’. It follows nearly 1 year on from the release of his debut album on Parlophone, ‘The Fire Inside’. (You can read Carrie’s review of his debut here.) Designed to go with the EP, Sital-Singh wrote a hand-printed letterpress ‘manifesto’, and it’s pretty stunning, given that it was written in poem form. Click on the image under the EP stream if you’d like to zoom in and read it in full.

‘The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow’ EP is available digitally now. The physical release on Raygun Records, in 10″ and 10″ limited edition with hand-printed letterpress sleeve formats, will take place the 25th of September. For more on Luke Sital-Singh on TGTF, go here.

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MP3 of the Day #888: Meltybrains

 
By on Friday, 28th August 2015 at 10:00 am
 

I thought it might be nice to send you off on your bank holiday weekend with a free mp3. Today’s comes courtesy of those lovable Irish rogues Meltybrains?, who wowed me at the Music from Ireland showcase Wednesday at SXSW 2015. Carrie also caught them at the full Irish breakfast on Friday and sat down with them for an interview.

The band from Dublin are currently giving away on their Bandcamp the track ‘The Vine’. It’s dedicated to their music lecturer Paddy Devine, “who taught us harmony and counterpoint back when we were in college. Paddy was the nicest lecturer we ever had, he was big into his rudiments and was very strict, but he was the most down to earth person you could ever meet. We were his very last class before he retired and he often took us out to drink wine with him.” Sounds like a nice man, and the eclecticism and innocent whimsy of the track is a lovely thank you to such a hero who helped mould them into the musicians they are today. Listen to and grab the track for your own (or at your own price, should you wish to give Meltybrains? a tip for it) below.

Want more Meltybrains? Of course you do. Right this way, ladies and gents.

 

Video of the Moment #1890: Samantha Crain

 
By on Thursday, 27th August 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Oklahoman singer/songwriter Samantha Crain released her fourth album ‘Under Branch & Thorn & Tree'; read Carrie’s review of the LP here. This week, she has a new promo for a song from the album, this time for ‘Kathleen’, which Carrie described as evoking “the idea of the feminine mystique” and “in which she [Crain] recalls the warmth of friendship in a simpler time”. I guess this promo is a literal interpretation of ‘the ties that bind us’, with Crain strumming her guitar in a house seemingly strung up by rope connecting a multitude of tvs, as well as the house itself to the natural and electricity-making worlds outside. Watch the video below.

All past coverage on TGTF on Samantha Crain is here.

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