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CSS – Move

 
By on Sunday, 28th September 2008 at 8:14 pm
 

I was never a huge fan of CSS‘ debut album Cansei de Ser Sexy, though in hindsight I think it might just have been because of Lovefoxx’s disgusting catsuits that she seemed to wear at all the festivals last summer, and the overexposure of most of the tracks on Radio 1 and blogs etc.

Now they’re back with their second album, Donkey, and having ditched bassist Iracema Trevisan they’ve gained a bit more consistent sound (well, at least to me anyway…), and got a whole lot tighter and more professional sound. I love it and might actually check out the whole album instead of just lead single “Rat is Dead (Rage)” and this one, Move.

Backwards straight to the dance floor
Will you still be waiting for me?
Will you still be my friend?
I don’t wanna bug you
All these crazy, crazy ideas
For I know this ain’t a good place for us to talk

So, watch and enjoy.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF5LlKPVYkk]

CSS’ “Move” is out on Monday 13th October on Sub Pop

 

Daily Roundup: Thursday 11th September

 
By on Thursday, 11th September 2008 at 8:16 pm
 

So yesterday I went to see Batman: The Dark Knight at London’s IMAX cinema, and we were blown away at the quality and sound of it on such a big screen. I’d already seen it before on a normal cinema screen, but yesterday was definitely worth the three hour journey each way. Of course, with so much time on a bus and tube, I got through some serious listening on my iPod.

Having received Bloc Party‘s Talons on Tuesday night, it’s been pretty much on repeat the whole time. Simply amazing, and is so far right up there with Ion Square as my favourite track of Intimacy. The video fits the song perfectly, and is suitably dark and brooding as Kele’s lyrics.

The press release comments:

Talking about Talons singer Kele said, “we wanted to keep things fresh and we thought the fans would be more excited to get a new song rather than something off the album. Talons is one of the last songs we recorded during the Intimacy sessions and I always had it in mind to be one of the extra tracks we promised for the CD if it turned out well. It turned out great so we decided to make it the next single. I’m enjoying this way of working, not over-thinking things, just make a decision and get on with it! It’s quite liberating in a way, I’m sure it’s going to be the way things happen more and more in the future”

Could this mean that they announce whole tours this way? I’d kinda like it if they just announced “oh, we’re playing London’s Astoria next Wednesday… and then Bristol’s Academy… and maybe some more venues too, we haven’t really decided yet!”. However I doubt they’d do that, for the logistical problems. But it’d be cool.

In my inbox this morning I found a link to a company that film live concerts in Europe, Fabchannel. I haven’t come across them before, but WOW. They have a great range of full gigs filmed on the continent, in amazing quality. I sound like I’ve been paid to gush this much, but I think it’ll be providing me with several evenings of entertainment. They sent me a link to Jack McManus who I haven’t come across before, and sounds pretty good at first listen, but I also came across full sets from Bloc Party, Delays, Los Campesinos (including the “most polite stage invasion ever”), The Courteeners, Pipettes… well, I could go on and on. You get the picture!

Finally, I found in my inbox an MP3 that I’d forgotten about. Sent to me about 4 weeks ago, Melbourne based Ancient Free Gardeners have a great sound – dreamy, a bit Shins-esque, with hints of The National and Radiohead shining through. Download the free MP3, and stop by their myspace to show some love – I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

MP3: Ancient Free Gardeners – Innards Out

 

Hydro Connect Preview: Glasvegas

 
By on Wednesday, 27th August 2008 at 10:35 am
 

Let’s be honest: you’re probably sick to death of me going on, and on, and on about this weeked. Yes, I’m going to Hydro Connect, but I’ve mentioned little about the bands lower down the bill. One of the main bands on Saturday afternoon that I want to catch is the glorious Glasvegas, who are playing the Guitars and Other Machines stage on the Saturday.

Along with Glasvegas the Saturday’s lineup on the Guitars and Other Machines stage also features Turin Brakes, Friendly Fires and Gossip. Over on the Oyster main stage, the only band we’re really interested in on Saturday is the amazing Bloc Party, who we will be making sure we have prime places to watch.

Below’s a homecoming clip that Glasvegas recorded at a recent gig… looks amazing. Enjoy.

 

Music Movies: Wednesday 13th August

 
By on Wednesday, 13th August 2008 at 2:48 pm
 

No sooner than I put up the three videos on Monday than three more come along in quick succession.

Muse and The Streets: Who Knows Who
I love Muse, as you may have guessed. I used to hate The Streets but since I saw Mike Skinner at Wembley I’ve changed my views of them… so what better than the two of them together in a breakdancing video? Sounds crazy I know, but it just works. (Disclaimer: I receive a small payment for every one of you who watches this video)

The Coral: Being Somebody Else
Who doesn’t love these scousers? Exactly. Watch their new single below.
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu57HBYEWs4]

The Subways: I Won’t Let You Down
Old school style video for The Subways new one. Bitterness coming through from them? No, of course not!
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6dDLeHyPxM]

 

Monday Music Movies – Monday 11th August 2008

 
By on Monday, 11th August 2008 at 10:53 am
 

Ladytron: Runaway
This may not be my favourite Ladytron track ever, but just about anything they do is fine by me!
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BgZCmB6iZY]

Ben Folds: Hiroshima
From his new album, initially I wasn’t such a big fan of this first single… however it’s grown on me. Reportedly recorded on the back of a “Rock this Bitch” in Germany, it’s no “Brick”, but very tongue in cheek… just why we love Ben.
[youtube:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7n2UyiOVGE]

Gnarls Barkley: Reckoner (Radiohead cover) live
Personally I think Gnarls Barkley are a bit old hat – sure, Crazy was good, but the rest just sounds the same to me… however this glorious cover of Radiohead’s Reckoner is pretty darned good…[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8R42ZU10Ko]

 

Monday Music Movies – Monday 4th August (yes, late again!)

 
By on Tuesday, 5th August 2008 at 7:52 pm
 

Below are some of the videos I’ve been enjoying this week…

Red Light Company: Meccano
We introduced you to Red Light company back in April, and this is their amazing video to Meccano… definately ones to watch in coming months!
[youtube:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=v8USAOHPLOA]

Lykke Li: Breaking Up
I’ve fallen in love with this Swedish lovely recently, and this video just adds to my love of her. Looking a bit 80’s, it compliments the song perfectly.
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoQQ6Qed024]

Vampire Weekend: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
Since a friend introduced me to the wonder of Vampire Weekend, I’ve been in awe of them, and this summery tune and the video just makes me wish the rain wasn’t here so much!
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wHl9qRsMzw]

Coldplay: Viva La Vida
I know, most people are getting a bit sick to death of this song, but frankly I can’t get enough. The video’s pretty dreamy, and would be better if Chris Martin wasn’t doing his “aeroplane” arms the whole time.
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE]

 
 
 

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