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Bands to Watch #121: Magistrates

By on Thursday, 25th June 2009 at 2:00 pm

Magistrates (side)“Fresh, cutting edge and unashamedly sexual” is how indie pop quartet, Magistrates, initially describe themselves on their MySpace page biography. Forming back in 2007, the band’s music mainly consists of falsetto vocals, funky bass lines and super retro synths. Indeed, they are one big bundle of groovyness who musically count David Bowie, Prince, Talking Heads and 80s hip hop troupe, A Tribe Called Quest, as just some of their influences. They sound like an odd mixture of these vintage selections, while also echoing the beats of modern-day artists such as Klaxons, Golden Silvers and The Virgins. Add to that a splash of Magistrates own individual, soulful sound, and you prolly have a decent idea of how these guys roll (er…mind you…reading some fans’ comments on them, they’ve been likened to everyone from Take That to Placebo…).

Magistrates have already toured with the likes of La Roux and The Chapman Family. They are currently on the road, however, with fellow Essex band, Blur – a support slot many artists would willingly kill for. Checking out their Twitter page, Magistrates seem to be having fun with the recent reunionists, boasting how they look foward to “thrashing Damon at table tennis”. Rock and roll.

If you fancy hearing more from Magistrates, why not check out the video to the band’s single, ‘Heartbreak’, below:

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And while you’re here, why not also hit their MySpace page.


MP3 of the Day #81: Fanfarlo

By on Thursday, 25th June 2009 at 10:00 am

I’ve mentioned Fanfarlo twice before (with an MP3 and a Video of the day). Now we’ve got a brand new track for you to download, quite possibly their most complete sounding effort yet. Jangly, cheerful and positive (“he’s not afraid to try”), it’s possibly 2009′s version of Noah and the Whale’s summery folksy pop.

Download below and enjoy:

MP3: Fanfarlo – Finish Line


MP3 of the Day #80: Girls

By on Wednesday, 24th June 2009 at 10:00 am

San Francisco’s Girls are a great duo that sound something like My Bloody Valentine-light, Glasvegas with a hint of San Francisco debauchery. Enjoy this track and hazy video for it – summery bliss.

MP3: Girls – Hellhole Ratrace

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Video of the Day #81: Simian Mobile Disco

By on Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 at 7:28 pm

It’s hot outside. Summer’s truly here. So what more could you want than Simian Mobile Disco‘s Audacity of Huge, quite honestly one of my favourite tracks of the moment, and the video is a great multi-colour explosion of goodness.

Watch, enjoy and then go enjoy the sun.


The Noisettes / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 at 7:10 pm

One of 2009′s biggest surprises, The Noisettes have announced a tour of the UK throughout the majority of October.

Tickets go on pre-sale on Wednesday (that’s tomorrow, 24th June) at 9am here, or on Friday (26th June) at 9am for everybody else.

Sunday 11th October 2009 – Glasgow Garage
Monday 12th October 2009 – Newcastle University
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 15th October 2009 – Cardiff Solus
Friday 16th October 2009 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Monday 19th October 2009 – Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 20th October 2009 – Manchester Ritz
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Saturday 24th October 2009 – Bournemouth Opera House
Monday 26th October 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire


Little Boots / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 at 3:55 pm

Currently the toast of the national press, Little Boots has announced an October tour (just like everybody else it seems).

Catch her at the below dates. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday morning (25th June).

Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Northampton Roadmender
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Brighton Concorde 2
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Sunderland Uni
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Edinburgh HMV Picture House
Monday 26th October 2009 – Preston 53 Degrees
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Thursday 29th October 2009 – Cambridge Junction
Friday 30th October 2009 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Saturday 31st October 2009 – Bristol University

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