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MP3 of the Day #132: Two Door Cinema Club Remixes

 
By on Tuesday, 8th December 2009 at 10:00 am
 

To celebrate their sixth place in our 10 for 2010 feature, Two Door Cinema Club have given us two brilliant remixes of their new single, “I Can Talk” – download the remixes below and enjoy. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk (Golden Bug remix)

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MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk (Moulinex remix)

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And, if you’ve maybe missed them previously, here are some more tracks from the maginficent Northern Irish rising stars…
MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work

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MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – I can Talk

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MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – I can Talk (French Horn Rebellion remix)

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Video of the Moment #188: These New Puritans

 
By on Monday, 7th December 2009 at 6:00 pm
 

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These New Puritans – We Want War

Like an indie Massive Attack, These new Puritans have made an amazing video for their new single, We Want War – lots of slow-mo falling into water and dramatic scenes abound. The tune’s not half bad either! Watch and enjoy.

 

10 for 2010: #4 – Everything Everything

 
By on Monday, 7th December 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

A couple of weeks back, we asked you to vote for your top 10 artists for 2010. We had almost 600 votes, and we’re now going to countdown the top 10 over the next 10 days, finishing with our number 1 on 10th December at midday. Today, at number 4, is Manchester’s Everything Everything.

Everything Everything (side)Seriously – I need to hitch up and move to Manchester, like, ASAP. Why? Well, it would appear the place that gave us Joy Division, The Stones Roses and Oasis is having itself yet another musical revolution of late. For the past three weeks, I have introduced to you upcoming bands stemming from the City (Delphic, Dutch Uncles). Today I’d like to tell you about yet another Mancunian big-name in the making. Everything Everything are an exotic electronica quartet, who’s digitalised sounds bound with super weird time-signatures and uber groovy hooks that are strangely good-fun.

Everything Everything’s music is dangerously dance-inducing ala Friendly Fires’ carnival pop, just with more of an eclectic edge. After all, the quartet claim to be influenced by (dare to decipher?) “Les Beatles, Monsieur Kelly (r), Michele Jackson, Radiotete, Katherine Bush and Les Smiths”, to name just an intriguing few..

Frontman Jonathon Everything’s vocals are particularly creamy (*cough* Brendon Urie anyone?). Add to that Bon Iver-esque, near operatic harmonies and countless, unexpectedly thrilling tundras of noise (Bam! A crunky metal guitar riff! Pow! A Mario Kart synth line! Boom! Take that weeping piano!), and you have yourself exciting, and at times, super beautiful pop from a very interesting band indeed.

Check out the video to MY KZ, UR BF, below –

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MP3 of the Day # 131: Jónsi

 
By on Monday, 7th December 2009 at 10:00 am
 

Sigur rós have long been one of my most admired bands – when I saw them last summer at Hydro Connect it was one of my highlights of the year. Now lead singer Jónsi Birgisson has gone solo, and this is the first single from his new album, “Go”, which is out in early 2010. Continuing the upbeat trend of Sigur Ros’ recent work, if this is just a taster I am VERY excited to hear the full length.

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MP3: Jónsi – “Boy Lilikoi”

 

10 for 2010: #5 – Marina & The Diamonds

 
By on Sunday, 6th December 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

A couple of weeks back, we asked you to vote for your top 10 artists for 2010. We had almost 600 votes, and we’re now going to countdown the top 10 over the next 10 days, finishing with our number 1 on 10th December at midday. Today, at number 5, is Wales’ Marina and the Diamonds, who we first introduced back in February, and is finally gearing up for the release of her debut album next year.

Marina and the Diamonds (side)We’ve had a strong year for female talent. Florence and her Machine, Little Boots, Paloma Faith, La Roux et al, and so it’s only right that this continues into 2010 with Marina and her beloved Diamonds. We’ve watched as singles come along steadily getting better and better from this Welsh pop marvel. We first introduced Marina back in February, and almost a year later she’s gearing up to release her debut full length collection next February.

Refreshingly honest both in interviews and in her music, Marina isn’t one to be pigeon-holed into an easy description – no, we’re not going to provide an “OMG she’s like Lily Allen” or such like – to everyone we’ve spoken to, they’ve had a different opinion on this songstress. At times she sounds quite traditionally European, almost gypsy punk stuff (a la Gogol Bordello) on tracks like Obsessions, whilst other times she’s got a mainstream feel with giant hooks (see new single Hollywood).

Either way, I think we can all agree that big things are waiting for Marina in 2010. Download some free tracks below, or catch the video for new single, Hollywood.

Marina and the Diamonds‘ debut album, The Family Jewels is released on 15th February 2010.

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MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

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MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road

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MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions

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MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Starsmith remix)

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Bands to Watch #148: Bo Bruce

 
By on Saturday, 5th December 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Bo Bruce (side)Bo Bruce is a name a few of you might remember from earlier in the year when she was one of the stand-out characters on Orange UnsignedAct. Her emotionally exposed songs are fragile, haunting, and yet she has a power in her voice and honesty that is far beyond her 22 years.

We’ve had a year of strong female talent, with La Roux, Florence and her ruddy Machine and Little Boots all enjoying sizeable success. However, their songs all have a shiny plastic sheen to them – Bo Bruce does honesty and stark beauty in that knock-the-wind-out-of-your-lungs sort of way. At times she sounds like Dolores O’Riordan (from The Cranberries) or Imogen Heap with the trembling, breathless, fragile but surprisingly strong voice, and this is what we so love.

She’s certainly not got to where she is without working for it – oh no, she’s not one of those talentless X Factor winners who gets everything handed to them on a plate, or family members bankrolling her. She’s had a difficult 23 years, resulting in a short stint in and out of treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals, however this has proved to be a huge influence on her music – “I’m grateful to be one of the few people that came out of those holes – finding some kind of peace is something I now realise has to be worked on every day.” she says in her biography.

As well as doing quite great cover versions (she did a spot-on cover of The Verve’s Sonnet on Orange UnsignedAct), her own songs have that spine-tingling quality that few achieve – just watch Fighting Arizona below and you’ll see what we mean…

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Right. You get the picture now, don’t you? Amazing singer/songwriter. Deserves huge things in 2010.

 
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