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MP3 of the Day #754: Camera Obscura

 
By on Friday, 31st May 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Traceyanne Campbell and her Camera Obscura‘s last album ‘My Maudlin Career’ was released in 2009. It feels like ages since we’ve had new material from them, but the wait is over. On Monday 3 June, they release ‘Desire Lines’ on 4AD. From the press shot above, it looks like they’ve changed keyboardists, and I’ve not gotten a chance to preview the new album, so I’m wondering what other changes are in store for us on the new release…

In the meantime though, you can download super catchy album track ‘Do It Again’ in exchange for your email address in the widget below, because Camera Obscura are such good people to offer it up for free. It’ll remind you of ‘Honey in the Sun’, just minus the horns.

 

MP3 of the Day #753: Everything Everything

 
By on Wednesday, 29th May 2013 at 10:00 am
 

The Manchester/Marple brotherhood is alive and well. Need evidence? Dutch Uncles have just been announced as support for Everything Everything‘s October UK tour (all the dates listed below) and they’ve gone and done a remix of EE’s ‘Duet’ that is now available as a free download to all. Win-win for all of us!

Friday 4th October 2013 – Newcastle Academy*
Saturday 5th October 2013 – Edinburgh Picture House* (added 12 July; on sale 19 July)
Sunday 6th October 2013 – Glasgow ABC* (added 12 July; on sale 19 July)
Tuesday 8th October 2013 – Dublin Academy
Wednesday 9th October 2013 – Belfast Limelight
Friday 11th October 2013 – Manchester Ritz* (sold out)
Saturday 12th October 2013 – Manchester Ritz*
Sunday 13th October 2013 – Liverpool Academy*
Tuesday 15th October 2013 – Bristol Academy*
Wednesday 16th October 2013 – Portsmouth Pyramid*
Thursday 17th October 2013 – Cardiff University*
Friday 18th October 2013 – Birmingham Institute*
Sunday 20th October 2013 – Norwich UEA*
Monday 21st October 2013 – Nottingham Rock City*
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 – Sheffield Academy*
Thursday 24th October 2013 – London Forum*
Friday 25th October 2013 – London Forum*
* with support from Dutch Uncles

 

MP3 of the Day (and more!) #752: Coastal Cities

 
By on Monday, 29th April 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Coastal Cities will be releasing a double A-sided single, ‘Entropic’ / ‘Nothing Ever Changes’ on the 3rd of June on Once Upon a Time Records. They want you to have a remix of ‘Entropic’ by Crash and the Coots for absolutely free. And if you want to hear the original version, we’ve embedded the video below of the song too.

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

 

MP3 of the Day #751: Scanners

 
By on Friday, 26th April 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Last month, prior to their appearance at SXSW 2013, we gave away Scanners‘ ‘Control’ in this mp3 of the day and more post. The song featured on the the ‘Mexico’ EP, and now you can grab the mp3 of the title track here.

 

Bands to Watch #265: Phildel

 
By on Thursday, 18th April 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

The new album by Phildel ‘The Disappearance of the Girl’ might be more accurately described as a reappearance, or better yet, a re-emergence. According to an interview with The Guardian, Phildel Ng was brought up in a household where music was actively disallowed. Somehow, despite that major obstacle, she has managed to hone her organic talent into commercial music success, largely on the merits of her own ingenuity and determination.

Phildel’s sound is a fragile mix of Enya and Tori Amos, with ambiguous lyrics and lavish, soaring instrumental arrangements. Her singing voice is pure and crystal clear, unaffected by the current female vocal fashion (think Adele, then forget about her). Harmonically and rhythmically, Phildel’s music is a bit square, but it does create a certain ambience, perfect for setting a mood, even if it then seems to fade into the background.

The ‘The Disappearance of the Girl’ album by Phildel is available now from Decca. Watch the promo video for ‘Storm Song’ below; if you like it, you can get the mp3 for free by signing up for her mailing list here.

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

 

MP3 of the Day (and more!) #750: The Good Natured

 
By on Wednesday, 17th April 2013 at 10:00 am
 

The Good Natured are offering up this free track ‘Lovers’ from their long-awaited debut album ‘Prism’ out this summer – for absolutely free. I love the spunk of Sarah McIntosh’s vocals in here; I’m finding she’s providing a great, alternative, strong female voice in the absence of Lily Allen. There is an accompanying promo video to go with it too, following the band around as they go shopping and pose, sometimes awkwardly, in the London streets. Grab the song and watch the video below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oapf04VUcZ8[/youtube]

 
 
 

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