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MP3 of the Day #162: Penguin Prison

 
By on Wednesday, 24th March 2010 at 10:00 am
 

We’re a bit late on the ol’ Penguin Prison train it seems. The NYC singer/songwriter/artist has been burning up the web for a few months now it seems, and his new single “The Worse It Gets”, was released yesterday. Ignoring the slightly dodgy lyrics (about his car “Jenny” that “takes him anywhere”), it’s a funk-tastic stroll through 70’s disco, 80’s synths, 90’s guilty pleasures and 00’s coolness. The track was co-written by the gang of Holy Ghost!, so naturally, it’s a pretty amazing creation.

Whilst you’re enjoying the track below, also enjoy two remixes of two of our favourite songs from last year – Marina and the Diamonds’ I Am Not A Robot and Golden Silvers’ True Romance. What do you think? Leave a comment below and let us know.

MP3: Penguin Prison – The Worse It Gets
[audio:https://www.theregoesthefear.com/media/worseitgets.mp3]

MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison remix)
[audio:https://www.theregoesthefear.com/media/i-am-not-a-robot-pp-remix.mp3]

MP3: Golden Silvers – True Romance (Penguin Prison remix)
[audio:https://www.theregoesthefear.com/media/201003/trueromanceppr.mp3]

 

Mencap Little Noise Sessions / November 2009

 
By on Sunday, 8th November 2009 at 3:50 pm
 

Following on from the amazing lineups of the past two years, the Mencap Little Noise sessions are back again this November to raise more money for the mental disability charity.

The lineup is almost complete, with a string of pretty amazing performances scheduled. Personally, I’m most excited about Editors day, along with the pop-tastic Alexandra Burke, Mika and Newton Faulkner days – all of the shows have great talent and with the promise of special guests, I say you should hop on down to Union Chapel to check out some great music. Head on over to the Little Noise Sessions website for more answers to your questions.

The artists so far announced include:

Monday 16th November
Editors
The Maccabees
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Everything

Tuesday 17th November
Alexandra Burke
Alphabeat
Marina and the Diamonds
VV Brown

Wednesday 18th November
Mika
Paloma Faith
Alex Gardner
Daisy Dares You

Thursday 19th November
Richard Hawley
I Blame Coco

Friday 20th November
Lostprophets
The Blackout
Egyptian Hip Hop

Saturday 21st November
Taio Cruz
Tinchy Stryder
Chipmunk

Sunday 22nd November
Florence and the Machine
Golden Silvers
Erik Hassle
Ellie Goulding

Monday 23rd November
David Gray
The Low Anthem
Lisa Mitchell

Tuesday 24th November
Newton Faulkner
Scouting for Girls
Little Comets
Stornoway

 

Video of the moment#102: Golden Silvers

 
By on Saturday, 15th August 2009 at 6:00 pm
 

Hot on the heels of their headlining spot on the NME Radar Tour this September and October, Golden Silvers are back with a new single, ‘Please Venus’, and a video to go with it. It’s no ‘True Romance’: this one is black-and-white themed, but it’s not without its moments of colour and humour. And the “bah bah bah“s will get into your head.

The ‘Please Venus’ single drops in the UK on 31 August.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0IyCgXfDLs[/youtube]

 

Video of the Day #88: Golden Silvers

 
By on Wednesday, 29th July 2009 at 6:00 pm
 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns9o1gEhaE8[/youtube]

Fresh from being announced as the headliners of NME’s Radar Tour later this year, this video for Golden Silvers‘ new song is amazing. Looking like it’s straight out of the 80’s, I love it.

 

NME Radar Tour with Golden Silvers / September and October 2009

 
By on Tuesday, 14th July 2009 at 3:52 pm
 

The second NME Radar Tour of 2009 has been announced for September and October.

The 15 date UK tour sees Golden Silvers, Marina And The Diamonds, Yes Giantess and Local Natives all take to the road.

Tickets go on sale for all dates at 9am tomorrow morning (15th July) from the NME Website.

Saturday 26th September 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy
Sunday 27th September 2009 – Sheffield University Foundry
Monday 28th September 2009 – Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 30th September 2009 – York The Duchess
Thursday 1st October 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Saturday 3rd October 2009 – Newcastle Northumbria University
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill
Monday 5th October 2009 – Liverpool University Stanley Theatre
Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
Thursday 8th October 2009 – Bristol Thekla
Friday 9th October 2009 – Coventry Warwick University
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall Bar
Monday 12th October 2009 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 13th October 2009 – London Koko
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Brighton Concorde 2

 

exlovers / April 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 16th March 2009 at 4:00 pm
 

Exlovers (side)You probably know that we LOVE exlovers here at TGTF. Thom managed to not only interview them, but also get a great series of exclusive tour diaries from them. Now they’ve been announced a tour with Golden Silvers throughout April.

Sunday 5th April 2009 – Birmingham Bar Academy
Wednesday 8th April 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill
Thursday 9th April 2009 – Kingston New Slang
Saturday 11th April 2009 – Oxford Academy
Monday 13th April 2009 – Liverpool Academy
Wednesday 15th April 2009 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 18th April 2009 – Derby Royal
Sunday 19th April 2009 – Southampton Unit
Monday 20th April 2009 – Bristol Cooler
Tuesday 21st April 2009 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 23rd April 2009 – Sheffield Plug
Friday 24th April 2009 – London ICA
Sunday 26th April 2009 – Manchester Roadhouse

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