By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 16th March 2011 at 10:00 am
At the moment I’m addicted to Spanish band Crystal Fighters‘ song ‘At Home’. Here’s a more tribal sounding remix of the song, reimagined by French producers and DJs Berou and Canblaster. It’ll blow your mind.
The band are playing a couple dates in the UK this month, starting tonight at London Heaven:
Wednesday 16th March 2011 – London Heaven
Thursday 17th March 2011 – Bristol Fleece and Firkin
Saturday 19th March 2011 – Glasgow Captain’s Rest
Tuesday 22nd March 2011 – Brighton Audio
Wednesday 23rd March 2011 – Birmingham HMV Institute
Friday 25th March 2011 – Leeds Mine
Saturday 26th March 2011 – Liverpool Kazimier
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 15th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Here’s a free download to exlovers‘s b-side to their latest single ‘Blowing Kisses’. It’s called ‘Moth-eaten Memories’ and to be honest, I like this a whole lot better than its A-side – brash and more in your face. Stream and download it below.
By Mary Chang on Monday, 14th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Texas rockers White Denim are on a self-imposed hiatus. But don’t think they are just hanging around, twiddling their thumbs. No, apparently they’ve decided they want to go for a harder rock sound, and ‘Drug’ is evidence of this slight veer from their usual direction. You can stream and download the track below.
By Mary Chang on Friday, 11th March 2011 at 10:00 am
In the mood for something electronic to round off the end of your week? Let your ears loose on this track from London trio Three Trapped Tigers called ‘Cramm’. You can stream it for free but you can download it for the incredibly low price of exchanging your email.
The band’s debut album, ‘Route One or Die’, will be released on 30 May but can be preordered here.
By Mary Chang on Thursday, 10th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Danish duo the Raveonettes will be releasing their next album, ‘Raven in the Grave’, in early April. To talk it up prior to its release, the band are offering up the album track ‘Forget That You’re Young’ for free download. It’s a sweet yet crunchy piece of pop to sink your teeth into. Grab it below.
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 9th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Matthew P is a new singer/songwriter I’ve just gotten wind of. He’s from Suffolk, and judging from the title track of his new EP, ‘The Breakfast Song’, he has a laidback, Jack Johnson kind of approach. But I get the feeling from his quirky lyrics – reminiscent of Darwin Deez, just less wacky – that he must be a completely disarming fellow, more boy next door.
Listen to / download ‘The Breakfast Song’ and watch the promo video for it below; I almost mistook the Asda where this was filmed for an American Costco warehouse supermarket. Here’s Matthew talking a bit about the video:
I woke up hungover in Lowestoft one morning and I had to go shopping for breakfast, so me and my mate Trigg swung into Asda and had a little shop whilst I mimed to the song. It was a really fun morning until the giant security guard cornered us and warned us he was gonna have to wipe all the footage!!! We were gutted but I showed him what we had done and the tune and he decided he liked it! So he let us back in, so we grabbed another trolley, and all we had left to get was the brown sauce. Good times.
‘The Breakfast EP’ will be released in April on Fiction Records.