Hello all and Happy Friday! The second half of June welcomes a slew of release dates for artists... and we certainly have some treats in store. From Pop to Punk, Underground Rap and more, we have some great material that will satisfy all your musical tastes. If that isn't enough, ...
Sound City 2013 , day 2, began with me waking up to the strains of a Reverend and the Makers ' YouTube playlist blaring out of John's iPad. Mission accomplished from the previous night , I'd say. We headed into the convention portion of the festival and my first stop was a radio pluggers' panel with heavyweights of the radio industry, including 6music's Chris Hawkins, Radio22s Janice Long, and 6music producer Julie Cullen. As a regular BBC Radio music listener, it was really interesting to hear the presenters and producers' takes on [...]
INSTANT payday loans online We write the the year " 2013 " on the headed title for this post because this is the fourth consecutive year that we've thrown BLOG UP at The Great Escape Festival , and we hope to see many more in future years. Once again we return to the best festival for emerging music in Europe, which lands on our doorstep in Brighton, from May 16th to the 18th. Together with our sponsor, Music Robot , we've [...]
Tim Digby-Bell, the frontmand of London group Duologue , kindly answered our TGTF Quickfire Questions ahead of what will be an exciting week for them. The band appear at the Arts Academy on Friday night (err, early Saturday morning) at this year's Liverpool Sound City at 1:30 AM. What song is your earliest musical memory? ‘Scarborough Fair’, I used to sing it to my brother when he cried. Still do, actually. What was your favourite song as a child? [...]
London's Duologue have a great new video for their song 'Cut & Run', and I love it: it's their tour diary of their time at SXSW 2013 , and it brings back so many wonderful memories for me. (See that Blackheart emblem? I saw them there! ) Watch it below. The band will be performing at both Liverpool Sound City and the Great Escape next month. Click here to view the embedded video.
Five of the bands I am most looking forward to at Live At Leeds, the city music festival taking place over May Bank Holiday…for the price of what, 4 pints in London? 1975 Huw Stevens, Zane Lowe and Fearne Cotton all love The City by 1975 , and I am inclined to agree that as upbeat summer struts go, it’s not at all bad. Now let’s find some summer. Little Comets Thundering slaps, wailing and whirring, jangling [...]
The title of today's SXSW post isn't very descriptive, as I didn't stay in one particular place too long and my plans kept changing. And such is life at SXSW , because even with the best laid plans, there is still a chance that an opportunity comes along that you've just got to grab with both hands and savour the moment. If you had read my dog-eared, notation-covered schedule for Thursday, you would have saw that I had planned to St. Albans' seminal rock band the Zombies at a house party [...]
Wednesday was the Echo & Echoplex & Origami Vinyl “throwdown” at Cheer Up Charlie’s, and this embedded journalist perhaps became too embedded, as I ended up DJing the indoor stage and having my movements be tethered to the power strip next to a PA mixer for the better part of an afternoon. Luckily the event was pretty loose and disorganized, so much so that I arrived to the strains of a pretty amazing and possibly unlisted all-black soul group with male back-up singers. No later band really matched that energy. The crowd-pumping band leader wasn’t singing the most [...]
GRAPHIC BY MADELINE ROSEMURGY Whether I feel it or not, this will be my fourth time down to Austin for SXSW. As you'd probably expect, I've learned new things about the festival each and every time - things that have become essential to my surviving the week-long music extravaganza. It occurred to me the other day that not everyone who takes part in the festival knows what to expect, so I decided that we'd lend a hand and share some tips on how to survive the festival and enjoy the amazing adventure that is SXSW. SXSW [...]
Consequence of Sound and Shea Stadium Records are proud to announce an official South by Southwest showcase for Wednesday, March 13th at The Palm Door (401 Sabine St). Daytona Beach rap sensation Kitty (FKA Kitty Pryde ) and Indiana post-rockers Stagnant Pools lead the DIY bill alongside Brooklyn punk-rock band The So So Glos , Nashville collective Diarrhea Planet , Baltimore sludge act Roomrunner , and London electronic outfit Duologue . For more information on set times and an accompanying playlist, scroll below. Band [...]
This solo piano version of "Underworld" that was recorded in the Old Red Lion Theatre in London prior to an intimate acoustic show the band played. Check it out! Follow / [FACEBOOK] Listen / [SOUNDCLOUD] Other / [OFFICIAL SITE]
Duologue must have some serious pulling power, because the opening track on their debut album features vocals by Thom Yorke. Or at the very least, Thom Yorke's doppelgänger. In fact, it's frontman Tim Digby-Bell who drives 'Machine Stop' with his uncannily similar vocal. On the whole, that particular song sounds like a lost Radiohead b-side, but it's a striking way to kick things off, showing that the quintet are able to transcend their influences. Song & Dance has been a while in the making, but its meticulous-sounding songs indicate that it was most definitely a labour of [...]
Having recently graced us with the sultry vocal melodies and crafty programming of their double A-side single release Underworld / Zeros, which, co-produced with Jim Abbiss, felt as complex and intriguing as any full length-album, the group with a penchant for eclectic compositions is back with a full-on full length ...
Friday is here! That's right, you got past hump day and made it through the weekday grind - time to celebrate with Freeloader Friday. To start your weekend off right, we have a couple of album previews from Sally Shapiro, Duologue, and The Lovely Bad Things. Young Galaxy and AM & ...
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Duologue are releasing their second single and its video "Push It" as a prelude to the full length debut album Song & Dance out on February 15th - with a release party on February 13th in London's Hoxton Square. The... READ MORE
When done right, live music sounds better than recorded music. Duologue's new single "Push It" is a good example of this - the studio version is in no way bad, but the live version is so much more better. You can watch Duologue perform "Push It" below, which will be released on 21st January 2013 via Killing Moon records. The recorded version is also available for your listening pleasure via the band's Soundcloud page Soundcloud.com/Duologue .
We asked some of our musical friends to tell us about their favourite album of 2012. We were hoping for something a little bit different, something new to discover and indulge ourselves with. We think we got it. Check it out for yourself below... Suuns Eric Chenaux - Guitar and Voice ; One record that I’ve found really interesting is Eric Chenaux’s “Guitar and Voice”; he’s a Parisian via Toronto, the record was recorded and mixed in [...]
Jake Bugg - "Taste It" from Jake Bugg released 15 October 2012 Eighteen year old phenom draws comparisons to Dylan and the Beatles, as his songs blend elements of American Folk with Brit Pop. Crisp songwriting that evolves from the sounds The La's made so popular decades ago. BBC 6 is all over this guy, and with good reason. They even enlisted Billy Bragg to discuss the meteoric rise of young Jake in the UK . Like his Facebook page to get a free download [...]
Duologue 's new single, 'Push It', will be released on January 21st via Killing Moon Records but you can get an advance listen to the track via the widget below. This will be the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, Song & Dance , which is due for release on February 4th. The London five piece have also announced a series of free shows in 2013 with Post War Years, as well as an album launch show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on February 13th. Full details [...]