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MP3 of the Day #884: Pesky

 
By on Friday, 26th June 2015 at 10:00 am
 

Generally speaking, TGTF’s stable of bands is a kid-free zone. (Note that I said the bands, not the readers. I’m happy to be educating the next generation of music lovers, so if there’s anyone out there under 18, welcome!) Anyway, back to the purpose of this post to give away a free download on a Friday, because I’m betting that if you’re not at Glasto, you’re probably at school or work, whinging that you’re not at Worthy Farm. I have the antidote.

They might be very young – preteen to be exact, as its members are either 10, 11 or 12 years old – but Pesky, a band we know little about except the fact that they are quite a few years off from drinking age, has already scored their first major coup as a new act: they’ve signed to Fierce Panda Records and will be releasing their debut EP with the Panda in a few short weeks. We also know they’re from Ulverton, Cumbria, close to the Lake District, though since we’ve never featured a band from Cumbria on TGTF before (I don’t think?), I’m not sure if their location informs their sound or not. That’ll be a question for them further down the road…just like what my mind is questioning now: is the band name the pejorative adjective that has been thrown their way by negative people who don’t think young people can make real music? (I hope not. But at least from where I come from, the adjective ‘pesky’ is really only used to describe mosquitoes. Is it a term of endearment in the North West?)

For now, have a listen to lead EP track ‘Keep Me’ and its “shimmering shoegaze” style below. If you like it, you can also download it for free. We’re good to you, aren’t we?

 

MP3 of the Day #883 (and more!): Tourist

 
By on Thursday, 11th June 2015 at 10:00 am
 

Already a darling of Radio 1, electronic musician and producer Tourist is gearing up for the release of his hotly anticipated debut album, and ahead of this to drum up further excitement, Will Phillips is giving away album track ‘Waves’. Have a listen to the track in the SoundCloud embed below. Like it? Click the little shopping cart icon in the corner to be whisked away to a form you can fill out to get the mp3 for your very own.

Also below is the brand new video for Tourist’s ‘Holding On’, featuring Josef Salvat and Niia. It’s not for people who are squeamish about PDAs, as there’s gratuitous lip-locking in the first few moments of the video. But if you can get past that, you will watch dancers Naomi Weijand and Joshua Hubbard interpret the song with movement, and the presentation is pretty amazing.

Check out TGTF’s past coverage of Tourist here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KVVcPBWbLU[/youtube]

 

(Liverpool Sound City 2015 flavoured!) MP3 of the Day #882 (and more!): Service Bells

 
By on Thursday, 21st May 2015 at 10:00 am
 

Sydney hard rock band Service Bells are the latest one out of Oz to start making waves in the UK and further afield. Having played a secret show at the Great Escape 2015 that was so secret, even I wasn’t told where it was, they band are now gearing up for a show at Coventry Tin tonight (the 21st of May), followed by two appearances at this bank holiday weekend’s Liverpool Sound City 2015 on the Saturday (The Kraaken Stage put on by the Aussie BBQ at 4:20 PM, followed by the Record Store Stage at 6:20 PM).

Ahead of all that mayhem, the band are giving away the track ‘Undertaker’, which features on their self-titled EP out now. Listen to and grab the mp3 for your very own below. Also below is the promo video for ‘Almost / Never’, which is also on the EP. Who said Thursday were hohum? Not us!

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWupfaw26qE[/youtube]

 

MP3(s) of the Day #881: Aphex Twin

 
By on Monday, 11th May 2015 at 10:00 am
 

The music industry has faced a continuous barrage of blips, bumps and bruises, from the richy rich artists like Taylor Swift pulling back catalogues from Spotify because they don’t need the money and don’t mind screwing the fans, to Jay-Z’s setup of the polarising Tidal stream service that now appears to be floundering and trying its best to keep its head above water. The latest development will be specifically of interest to electronic music fans, and the move seems completely and utterly unselfish and is A Nice Thing after the general election.

Electronic visionary Richard D. James, better known by and going down in musical history by his stage name Aphex Twin, along with other Sony artists, removed all his tracks from his SoundCloud; the Guardian has reported that this is probably related to the streaming service’s problems with monetization. Whatever or however this has happened, James has turned around and decided to offer up this ZIP file of over 200 tracks and demos for free download. This Google Doc provides the track listing. Happy hunting and listening!

 

MP3 of the Day #880: Editors

 
By on Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at 10:00 am
 

As announced yesterday, Editors will back out on the road and touring Europe this autumn, including a run of dates in the UK and Ireland in October. It’s an exciting time for the band, as they will be releasing their fifth album – and their first that they’ve produced themselves – later this year. We don’t much else about the new release, except that it was recorded far and away from civilisation in the remote Western highlands of Scotland, and famed producer Alan Moulder was on mixing (not producing) duties.

‘No Harm’ has been released as the first taster track from the upcoming LP, and you can have a listen to it below. If you like it, you can download the track from Editors’ official Web site if you sign up for their mailing list.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx9USoPXvIw[/youtube]

 

MP3 of the Day #879 (and more!): HEALTH

 
By on Tuesday, 28th April 2015 at 10:00 am
 

I generally go out of my way to avoid posting any music video that glorifies or shows excessive violence or is unnecessarily disgusting. However, I’m making an exception for the new promo from HEALTH, the Los Angeles experimental / noise / electro band who are releasing a new album after 6 long years. And especially since they’re offering it up a new song as a free download too!

The video for ‘New Coke’, the first taster from upcoming LP ‘Death Magic’ out the 7th of August on Fiction Records, has one particular scene that…well, let’s just say you probably shouldn’t watch this before having a meal. In fact, probably best if you press play on the YouTube embed below, then turn away and do something while the video is running. Of course, if you have a better stomach than I do – or indeed, you’re used to the inevitable outcome of a drunken night out (does this start to jog your memory a bit?), then maybe it won’t be so bad. If you like the song, you can go to their official Web site and get it for free in exchange for your email address.

HEALTH is playing a one-off show in the UK, at London Dome, on the 9th of June, with a presale going on today, Monday the 27th of April, on Songkick, with the general sale taking place on Wednesday the 29th of April.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_dedjucgM[/youtube]

 
 
 

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