We introduced you to Manchester's Findlay last September via her track " You Gave Me Grace ", and since then we've been eager to get more raw sounding material from her in your face blues. Her latest single, " Off & On ", is every bit as great as we'd expected and today we've got a great little treat to offer up to you guys. It's a mind boggling remix of that track from Romare , who you may of heard of via his great sounding remix of Alt- J 's " Breezeblocks ". [...]
It's just a few days shy of a year since the release of Alt-J's genre-defying master-piece, An Awesome Wave , and I find myself standing in Brixton Academy for the first of the band's sold-out two night residency at the historic South London venue. It's been a meteoric rise for the band who have gone from university side project to Mercury and Ivor Novello (for 'Best Album' which was awarded this night) award winners in an impressively short time-frame. One thing which is instantly clear from the crowd [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Alt-J, Wild Beasts Song: Everything Everything - Don't Try [download here ] What's so good? Though around since 2007, [...]
Graphics by Teresa Yang The time has arrived once again folks - Sasquatch 2013 is just around the corner with a line-up that definitely won't disappoint! Located in scenic, central Washington along the Columbia River, this outdoor festival has long been an indie rock mecca for many. The venue itself features several stages, all of which are set along a majestic panorama of rolling hills and cliffs, providing the perfect backdrop for shows at the main Sasquatch Stage. Founded in 2002 by Pacific Northwest-based concert promoter, Adam Zacks, the festival began humbly as a one day [...]
Noel Gallagher en los Ivors 2013. Los premios Ivor Novello , conocidos como los Ivors y que desde hace 58 años distinguen a lo mejor de la música británica en términos de escritura y composición, se llevaron a cabo este año en la Grosvenor House , London, la noche de ayer, 16 de mayo. Estos premios son presentados por la BASCA ( British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors ) y los contendientes son evaluados por la inglesa comunidad de músicos y escritores. Básicamente, es un [...]
Both bands picked up a gong at the Ivor Novello Awards last night. The Maccabees picked up the award for the Best Contemporary Song for "Pelican" and Alt-J won the award for the Best Album, just months after winning the Mercury Prize award for the same album. Well done to both bands!
Graphics by Lisa Ito New York City knows how to keep its music lovers satisfied. While the door may have closed for some summer festivals (R.I.P. All Points West and Siren Music Festival), there’s always more fun to be had in the scorching summer sun. Now in its third year, Governors Ball started out as a one-day affair on Governors Island, featuring talent from a range of genres ( Girl Talk , Pretty Lights , Empire of the Sun , Big Boi , Neon Indian , Mac Miller , Das [...]
Way Yes: Tog Pebbles - The collaboration between Glen Davis, Travis Hall, Max Lewis and Tim Horak started in early 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. With two earlier, short-form collections ( Oranjudio and Walkability ), Tog Pebbles is their first full-length release. Before starting the album, it is wise for the listener to get into the right mindset because the band is not your typical chillwave group. Instead, they combine the raw emotion of a band like Local Native’s most recent album, [...]
We are just a little shy of 12 months since Alt-J last played in Dublin’s fair city. Back then the likely lads from Leeds were in the Academy 2 and pimping their debut long player, An Awesome Wave . Now the boys are back in town doing a victory lap, the aforementioned album having won the Mercury Prize and topped many end-of-year polls (including State’s ). This time round sees the venue elevated to the hallowed environs of Dame Street’s finest Victorian Music Hall, the Olympia. This was a highly anticipated show, having sold out long [...]
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors. Gabi: The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather (James Lavelle Remix) There's nothing like a track that commands your attention from first bar [...]
Seattle's Bumbershoot has revealed the lineup for this year's festival, which takes place August 31st - September 2nd at the Seattle Center. After spending the summer with The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard will return to Death Cab For Cutie for a headlining appearance at the band's hometown festival. What's more, they'll be performing their classic album Transatlanticism in full. Other noteworthy acts include Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Crystal Castles, Alt-J, The Breeders, Deerhunter, Bassnectar, Gary Numan, Tegan & Sara, Matt & Kim, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, The Zombies, Bob Mould, The Joy [...]
Tonight, during the Prom Night with Allen Stone: The Official Bumbershoot 2013 Music Lineup Announcement at The Crocodile -- you guessed it -- the music acts of the Seattle summer festival were revealed. One of the most exciting acts? Local heroes Death Cab for Cutie performing Transatlanticism in its entirety. Other mainstage performers include MGMT , Heart , Kendrick Lamar , BASSNECTAR and fun. . KEXP listeners will be psyched to see Alt-J , !!! , Tegan and Sara , Bob Mould , [...]
This year we sent some of our finest writers to witness SXSW first hand and mingle. This could have been a tale of new friendships, drunken friendships, confiscated platinum passes, lost emails and missed deadlines. Oh, and there was also a lot of music... Blondfire | Clive Bar (Mood Media Day Party) Blondfire kicked off [...] The post SXSW 2013 Day One (feat. Blondfire, Bonaparte, Sizarr, Hands, Japandroids, Local Natives & John Talabot) appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
It is incredible to see how far the steam train that is Alt-J has travelled since we interviewed them almost a year ago. When they find time between picking up awards and performing gigs across the world, they can reflect back at some fantastic remixes taking advantage of the beautiful subtleties that may not have [...] The post Alt-J serve up new remixes appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
The angular acoustic tweaks of Sivu return with latest effort "Bodies". A tiny guitar loop sets itself against synthesizer sonics and the obvious Alt-J comparisons until something of a cloud-clearing chorus that makes ample reference to the great Biblical flood of Noah. At once tense, restrained and pretty, "Bodies" floats away on a weightless melody - and this says nothing of the charming pronunciation of "bodies", the near addition of the letter "t". It ends up being a weird love song set against the backdrop of the apocalypse, Sivu singing, "I watch the animals [...]
O londrino Sivu mostrou literalmente o que se passa na cabeça de um músico com o vídeo do seu primeiro single, “Better Man Than He” , gravado com um aparelho de ressonância magnética enquanto o artista cantava o próprio single. Apesar da grande repercussão do vídeo, que servia de apresentação ao pop vintage do rapaz, Sivu ainda continua trabalhando num pequeno callcenter em Waterloo, entretanto, se depender do lançamento do seu novo single, “Bodies”, que também serve de título para o seu novo EP, as coisas devem estar prestes a mudar para o rapaz de 24 anos. [...]
Filed under: News , Exclusive Jory Cordy Alt-J are a rare case of a band appearing on the scene fully formed. Their debut album An Awesome Wave showcased a confident quartet marching to the beat of its own drum and landed the English group a coveted Mercury Music Prize win. Yet the band's guitar and bass player Gwil Sainsbury says the group are just now starting to find their [...]
Sivu, es un músico de 24 años que recientemente se mudó a Londres para hacer música. "Bodies" su nuevo sencillo fue producido por Charlie Andrew (productor de Alt-J) será parte de un EP que lanzará el próximo 3 de junio. Enjoy.
Alt-J played a memorable sold out Localchella show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.