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Video of the Moment #1614: Coldplay

 
By on Saturday, 30th August 2014 at 10:00 am
 

For their new single ‘True Love’ off their latest album released in the spring, ‘Ghost Stories’, Coldplay take a new slant on the story of The Ugly Duckling. It also gives the opportunity for Chris Martin (not to mention his female costar) play around with oversized fat suits. (And I can’t be the only one to think this is Martin poking at his consciously uncoupled former partner Gwyneth Paltrow’s film Shallow Hal, right?) I think their hearts were in the right place making this promo, but for some reason, it comes across as disingenuous. Watch the video below.

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Video of the Moment #1613: Grimes

 
By on Friday, 29th August 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

Earlier this summer, we gave away ‘Go’, the collaboration between Grimes and Blood Diamonds. (Anyone else pick up on how the guitar strums at the beginning sound like those in the intro to Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Battle of Evermore’?)

The song now has an incredibly weird promo that took so long for Grimes to edit, it caused her bodily stress: “I literally got a callous on my butt from sitting down editing 20 hrs a day for a week strait haha, i hope its not permanent” (if Ms. Boucher to be believed). Are the fruits of her labour worth the dermatologic stress? Watch below and decide for yourself.

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Live Gig Video: Twin Atlantic play ‘Brothers and Sisters’ at Original Penguin Plugged In session in London

 
By on Friday, 29th August 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

Last month was the awesome 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 Sam McTrusty and co. performing ‘Brothers and Sisters’ from the night for you.

The song appears on the band’s third album ‘Great Divide’, released this week (it was reviewed by John here). Watch the performance below.

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Album Stream (and more!): Dry the River – Alarms in the Heart

 
By on Friday, 29th August 2014 at 1:00 pm
 

Seems like just yesterday we were writing about Dry the River like a brand new band. (It was actually 3 years ago.) This week, they released their second album ‘Alarms in the Heart’ on Transgressive Records, and in case you haven’t picked yourself up a copy or you want a have a listen first, they’ve made it available for streaming below.

The ‘and more’ part of this post? The band filmed a making-of documentary of their time in Iceland recording the new album. We’ve embedded the documentary below the album stream. Enjoy.

You can peruse TGTF’s archive on Dry the River through this link.

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Single Review: Gerard Way – No Shows

 
By on Friday, 29th August 2014 at 12:00 pm
 

Words by Jennifer Williams

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and his crazy legs return to music with the shimmery Britpop influenced-single ‘No Shows’ from his forthcoming debut solo release ‘Hesitant Alien’.

For over a decade, Gerard Way helmed one of the most beloved and occasionally reviled bands of recent years. After the release of their fourth studio album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ in 2010, things started to go downhill for the group and Way pulled the plug. In an interview with NME, he had two choices: “Break the band or break me.” The release of’ No Shows’ follows on the heels of free download track ‘Action Cat’.

In ‘No Shows’,Way drops rock ‘n’ roll excess, returning to his art school roots. The video for the single sees Way and his backup band The Hormones performing on Pink Station Zero, which looks like Top of the Pops from outer space, with club kids from 1984 dropped in for good measure. It is as awesome as it sounds. Way, looking sharp in his suit and tie and Kool-Aid coloured hair, shows off incredibly spastic legs that you aren’t sure if he is trying to dance or having tremors.

I was pulled in straight away by its glam rock riff and airy harmonies, and all of a sudden it feels like 1994. Things shift a bit midway through the track, taking a detour into shoegaze country; the crisp guitars get the full fuzz pedal treatment. One thing that hasn’t changed is those epic one-liners when he sings coolly, “it’s not love if it’s just fucking”. Don’t know how well his plan to reboot Britpop in America is going to work out. I suppose we will find out in a month’s time.

9/10

New Gerard Way single ‘No Shows’ is out now. Way’s solo album ‘Hesitant Alien’ is out the 30th of September on Warner Brothers Records.

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MP3 of the Day #853: James Vincent McMorrow

 
By on Friday, 29th August 2014 at 10:00 am
 

Irish artist James Vincent McMorrow released the critically acclaimed ‘Post Tropical’ album in January, but since then, no new music from the singer/songwriter had emerged. Until this week. The press sheet for one-off song ‘When I Leave’ says it was written by McMorrow during the summer months of traveling, “on the floors of festival dressing rooms, in hotels, and whilst James waited for everyone to fall asleep in the back of the bus”. McMorrow explains further: “”hen I was in college, I’d go out a lot, but I wasn’t the guy that was the centre of everyone’s attention. But just because you’re standing in the corner, it doesn’t mean that you don’t love to dance. That’s what ‘When I Leave’ is about, I guess – dance like no one’s watching.”

Have a listen to the new song in the Soundcloud widget below. Like it? It’s yours for the taking absolutely free through this link. Catch McMorrow live at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 5th of October; tickets are on sale now.

 
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