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Video of the Moment #1708: Amber Run

 
By on Friday, 19th December 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

Nottingham’s Amber Run have a new promo video out for ‘Just My Soul Responding’. The single drops in the new year on the 19th of January on RCA Victor. As ot seems in so many videos we’ve seen in the past, the action in this one centres around an underdog fighting for his honour (so be forewarned, it’s violent), but with a couple surprising twists. This is a part 1 of 2, so we’ll be hanging in there to see the conclusion of the story soon, then.

As previously announced on TGTF, the band will be touring the UK in February 2015.

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Live Gig Video: Marina and the Diamonds perform new song ‘Happy’ from upcoming LP ‘FROOT’

 
By on Friday, 19th December 2014 at 4:15 pm
 

The next Marina and the Diamonds album ‘FROOT’ will be released on the 6th of April 2015, and ahead of that, she’s already released two songs from it. The first was the title track, whose promo video was revealed in November (see our previous Video of the Moment for it). Now second track ‘Happy’ has been unveiled, coming to us in acoustic form. Watch it below.

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Video of the Moment #1707: Basement Jaxx (feat. Shakka)

 
By on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

Fresh off a sold out gig at London O2 last Thursday, electronic dance heroes Basement Jaxx have a new promo video taken from their album ‘Junto’, which came out in August. The visual for ‘Rock This Road’ features singer Shakka looking through a giant, all-seeing omniscient paper eyeball and holding court in some faraway high-tech galaxy (complete with harem, I might add), while mere mortals are zapped from the heavens above into dancing submission. Right… Watch it below.

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Live Gig Video (and more!): Model Aeroplanes play ‘Whatever Dress Suits You Better’ at Belladrum Festival 2014 for The Boatshed Sessions

 
By on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

Just released today as a live video from The Boatshed Sessions is this from Model Aeroplanes performing ‘Whatever Dress Suits You Better’. The Dundee filmed this in a tent at Inverness event Belladrum Festival 2014 in August. Enjoy it below.

The more! aspect of this post: also included below is a stream of the band’s current single ‘Club Low’, which I was remiss to have not posted earlier. The energetic track has already gotten over 56,000 streams on Soundcloud, which is pretty amazing! Read all our past coverage on MA here.

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In the Post #140: Laura Marling returns with title track ‘Short Movie’ to upcoming March 2015 album

 
By on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 11:00 am
 

After a relatively lengthy quiet period since the 2013 release of her fourth album ‘Once I Was An Eagle’, here’s some good news for you folkies. Laura Marling has revealed plans to release her fifth album in the new year. Take a step back for a moment to consider that Marling isn’t even 25 yet, and she’s about to release a fifth collection of tunes. Kind of puts life and achievements in said life in perspective, doesn’t it?

‘Short Movie’, which will drop in March on Virgin Records, will be her second under the influence of her now no longer newly adopted hometown of Los Angeles. In terms of the aforementioned perspective, the title track, the first taster from the album, seems to be Marling’s personal advice in dealing with life head on. The song begins with “I’m paying for my mistakes”, followed by the spoken “that’s okay”. Hmm, okay… It’s unclear at this point if she’s indifferent or come to peace with her life choices. Later on the song, before the song gets louder and more frenetic at the 1/3 point, the words “I think I could get away with / half the things that I say, but no / I can’t give you up, oh no / I’m not gonna stop” indicates a sticking by to these choices, specifically in the act of loving someone despite everyone else in her life not understanding why.

However, what really is jarring in ‘Short Movie’ is the line “it’s a short fucking movie, mate”, which comes along relatively early and is a refrain used throughout the song. Not knowing Marling personally, I don’t know if she swears like a sailor in daily life, or if packing up from and leaving London for the sunnier climes – and plastic people – of SoCal has changed her. (Her conversion to American is complete: “movie”, not “film”?) But seeing that the 2013 Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ doesn’t bear an explicit content sticker, the inclusion of this refrain seems like a more obvious, concerted effort by Marling to be more blunt in her language, even if the serene melody that initially accompanies it doesn’t match the sentiment. It’s uncomfortable but appears purposeful.

As the song increases tempo and loudness at the midpoint and beyond, the instrumentation complements the lyrical content with a meaning that life is too short to not be true to yourself, and you should live your life the way you want, with no regrets. With ‘Short Movie’ marking Marling’s first self-production credit, one wonders if this will be the moment where she truly bares all about her past and lost love, as the first taster looks to be a bold statement of who she is as an artist in this moment in time, as ‘Sophia’ was 3 years ago.

7/10

The ‘Short Movie’ album, Laura Marling’s fifth, will be out on the 23rd of March 2015 on Virgin Records. TGTF’s extensive archive on Marling can be found here.

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Video of the Moment #1706: Kodaline

 
By on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

Kodaline have released today a live action lyric video today for their single ‘Honest’, which will be released on the 1st of February 2015. My review of the single posted last Monday on TGTF; for you lyric interpretation anoraks, a deeper consideration of the song’s meaning can be read on my other site Music in Notes.

The Irish band will be touring in the UK in February and March 2015; highly anticipated second album ‘Coming Up for Air’ will follow the single, with a scheduled release date of the 9th of February 2015 on RCA Victor. For read all of our past coverage on TGTF about them, head this way.

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