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Daily Roundup: Friday 22nd August

 
By on Friday, 22nd August 2008 at 8:56 pm
 

So, I’m trying a new thing this week: A “daily roundup” of everything that doesn’t merit a complete post of its own. It won’t be literally every day (I do go out sometimes you know), but will be a collection of new MP3s, Videos, music etc.

I first got sent Dan Black‘s HYPNTZ back at the end of July, and fell in love with it, however couldn’t help but feel it was a tiny weeny bit too cheesy – sounded like some schoolboy rapper from North London trying to be ghetto. Then I heard it on Zane Lowe the other night and then heard the new one, “These Things Take Time”, which sounds like it has a sample of Nelly Furtado‘s Maneater in it.

Dan says:

“I knew what kind of music I wanted make, but at first I found it hard to get these conflicting desires to blend well outside of my head. I’d been making these weird remix/mashups for my occasional Djing, so I thought, I’ll take the method I’ve been using for that but use it for song writing instead. The very first thing I tried was HYPNTZ.”

Download and enjoy.

MP3: Dan Black – HYPNTZ
MP3: Dan Black – These Things Take Time

We found out earlier this week that we’re off to Hydro Connect festival in Scotland next weekend, so you can expect a lot of coverage next week from the festival. However, this weekend of course is the mighty Reading and Leeds festivals, where many of the bands I’ll be catching next weekend are playing. Friendly Fires went down a storm, and I can’t wait to see their show after only getting into their album the other week. Meanwhile Crystal Castles caused chaos – I’m not a big fan of them musically, but might have to catch them just for the entertainment factor.

The two bands however that I’m looking forward to most at Hydro Connect are Sigur Ros and Bloc Party. Sigur Ros’ new video for ‘Inní mér syngur vitleysingur’ (‘Within me a lunatic sings’)is pretty bland, but my God I love that song! Next Sunday, as the sun sets around Inveraray I can see them completely capping my weekend, and providing an amazing atmposphere. Bloc Party’s album has been on repeat since I downloaded it yesterday morning at 9am – I’m yet to be as hooked as I was by “A Weekend in the City”, but it’s definately a grower (in a good way).

On a slightly different musical side of things, Dido has released a new song ahead of releasing a whole new album in early November. Needless to say, it sounds pretty much the same as her previous two albums of stuff, with a bit more musical accompaniment (is that an orchestra we hear?) Yes, some might say it’s bland and boring, but I love it.

MP3: Dido – Look No Further

 

Black Kids / October UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 14th July 2008 at 2:56 pm
 

Currently hotter than your average chili pepper, Black Kids have announced an October and November UK tour.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 18th July at 9am.

Wednesday 22nd October – Birmingham Academy
Thursday 23rd October – Oxford Academy
Monday 27th October – Leeds Met University
Tuesday 28th October – Cambridge Junction
Thursday 30th October – London Astoria
Saturday 1st November – Liverpool Nation
Sunday 2nd November – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

 

Black Kids / Summer UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 6th March 2008 at 12:32 pm
 

Black KidsBlack Kids have announced a summer UK tour, presumably around the festivals.

Tickets are (I believe) all on sale now, priced at £8 for all dates except for London which is £10 a ticket.

Monday 2nd June – Oxford, Academy
Tuesday 3rd June – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Wednesday 4th June – Glasgow, King Tuts
Friday 6th June – Manchester, Academy 3
Saturday 7th June – Lancaster, Library
Sunday 8th June – York, Fibbers
Monday 9th June – Sheffield, Academy
Wednesday 11th June – Stoke, Sugarmill
Friday 13th June – Colchester, Arts Centre
Sunday 15th June – Norwich, Arts Centre
Monday 16th June – Northampton, Soundhaus
Wednesday 18th June – London, ULU
Tuesday 1st July – Bristol, Thekla
Wednesday 2nd July – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thursday 3rd July – Leeds, Cockpit
Friday 4th July – Newcastle, Academy
Saturday 5th July – Liverpool, Barfly
Thursday 10th July – Brighton, Concord

 

Black Francis / February UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 9th January 2008 at 6:02 pm
 

Black FrancisBlack Francis has announced a string of five UK and Ireland dates in February.

Tickets are on sale for all dates, priced between £15 and £18.10.

Thursday 7th February – Oxford Brookes University
Saturday 9th February – Dublin Vicar Street
Sunday 10th February – Glasgow The Garage (NME Awards Show)
Tuesday 12th February – Manchester Academy 2 (NME Awards Show)
Wednesday 13th February – London Koko (NME Awards Show)
Thursday 14th February – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

 

Friendly Fires / FREE UK shows

 
By on Wednesday, 2nd January 2008 at 9:06 pm
 

Friendly FiresThis year’s Vice Live Tour has been announced, which sees Friendly Fires, Black KidsIpso Facto and all take to the road for four FREE shows.

To claim your tickets, you have to register over at Vice Live and then you can get your free tickets to one of the four shows around the country:

Wednesday 30th January – Glasgow ABC2
Thursday 31st January – Manchester Mint Lounge
Friday 1st February – London 93 Feet East
Saturday 2nd February – Bristol Fleece

 

Black Lips / May 2008 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 10th December 2007 at 4:26 pm
 

Black LipsThe Black Lips have announced a string of UK dates next May. The Atlanta four piece will play 12 dates in early May, which will be sure to be hotly anticipated.

Catch them at:

Thursday 1st May – Cardiff The Point
Friday 2nd May – Swansea Club NME at Club Sin
Saturday 3rd May – Dublin Crawdaddy
Sunday 4th May – Glasgow Barrowlands 2
Tuesday 6th May – Sheffield The Plug
Wednesday 7th May – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 8th May – Birmingham Club NME at The Place I Love
Friday 9th May – Cambersands All Tomorrow’s Parties versus Pitchfork
Sunday 11th May – Cambridge The Junction
Monday 12th May – Oxford Academy
Tuesday 13th May – Bristol Thekla
Wednesday 14th May – London 100 Club

 
 
 

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