New videos from SOIWT's favourite London bands: Mt. Wolf - Shapeshift Really like the simple black-and-white visuals on show here, and also the chance to intimately see this hypnotic quartet at work, from lip-trembling vocals to gossamer taps of a drum. Shapeshift hails from their current Hypolight EP. Click here to view the embedded video. Deptford Goth - Feel Real Ceramic shards get tenderly daubed with random [...]
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Artist: The Mispers Title: Brother File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Bombastic
Here's an early, exotic whiff of summer. Listening to Lisbonne 's languid take (with Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier) on the Annie Philippe track Tout Finit à Saint-Tropez , I could be lying on the deck of my yacht, fresh from a kir royale at the Hotel Negresco, espadrilles kicked to one side... This cover is actually the back-up to the female artist's debut single, Eden Plage : Click here to view the embedded video. And that single's out now on [...]
Artist: Wonderfulsound Title: Tout Finit à Saint-Tropez by lisbonne (feat laetitia sadier) File Name: SoundCloud
Monday Music’s the one post where Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule. Letters To Fiesta - Mesosphere Shrieky, spunky, stop-start quirk-pop from Manchester. Bloody fantastic. You lost, you lost, your soul.. (via Neighbourhood Tapes ) Click here to view the embedded video. Urban Homes - Aurora Cologne band Urban Homes underwent an inadvertent transformatio n last year when their drummer left town for [...]
Artist: Aurora Title: Urban Homes File Name: SoundCloud Genre: LC 24514 Year: 2013
Artist: Big Search Title: Distant Shore File Name: SoundCloud
It's Sunday and too much went up my nose down my throat into my ears last night, and all I want to do today is lie here, lie here, lie in this bed, and have you stroke my head, stroke it slowly, stroke it smoothly, and gently hum a Cloud Boat song, and I'll just drift in and out of sleep, waking at some timeless point in the afternoon to ask if you said something, then a few hours later for a sip of water and a squeeze of your hand, then later again and it's dark now, but [...]
Artist: Cloud Boat Title: Dréan File Name: SoundCloud
.....................and you're allowed to be dreamy on Fridays and I'm playing some stupefied, blissful electro by this great producer laymedown (aka Liam from Siloet , though) while wondering whether I should go to the gym before meeting my old landlord, or if I should meet my old landlord and then go to the gym, but then, hang on, has that girl from the other night replied yet-let's see-no she hasn't, and I'm suddenly, briefly bummed but then a pram runs over my foot and I yell fucking stupid bitch at the tracksuited single mother, laughing insanely at private joke [...]
Artist: laymedown Title: U (Free Download) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: XXX
Artist: laymedown Title: X (Free Download) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: XXX
So far in my new houseshare, everyone goes and hides in their bedrooms: slats of warm yellow light issue from behind firmly closed doors, while the stairwells and lounge sit dark and vacant, horrible places. All I can do is the same, so I cocoon myself in my boudoir, turn on all the lamps, find a good book and play murky, arresting electronic music at inappropriate volumes. As loneliness goes, this is pretty tolerable. - such as this from quirky London producer Brassica , and his current EP Temple Fortune , out on Civil Music .
Artist: heartfeltrhythms Title: Modern Magic by Brassica File Name: SoundCloud
Elegance in the form of a song by Woman's Hour ; one that's half shoegaze and half glacial electro pop. I just love how unhurried and distinct the quartet always sound - like they operate on a slightly-different, more rarified frequency to everyone else. Together with the previously-featured Our Love Has No Rhythm , this forms a debut single due out on 8 April via Parlour .
Artist: Woman's Hour Title: To The End File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule. Fear Of Men - Seer It's freezing, bitter, wicked out there, and I'm so glad to be at home, in the warmth, and inhaling from the steaming mugs of tea I'm so thankfully clasping. This latest lovely piece of swoonful dream-folk by Brighton's Fear Of Men is just the ticket, too. Click here to view the embedded video. [...]
Artist: Old Man Diode Title: Open Blue ft. Beth Rowley File Name: SoundCloud Genre: bass Year: 2011
Heard this on 6 Music , courtesy of For Folk's Sake . You could call it witch-folk - spindling, chanty, campfire-friendly and abundant with melody and harmony. I love the tune's phases, ones all too familiar to anyone who's suffered a protracted, painful break-up: dejection (the lyrics and volume rising in mutual intensity), doomed reconciliation, all-out despair, and, finally, finally, a sad closure. Much more about Worry Dolls in FFS' interview with the female duo . Polaroid is also, I think, superb. The roid, the roid, the roid...
Artist: Worry Dolls Title: Darling File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Indie Folk
Artist: Worry Dolls Title: Polaroids File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Indie Folk
Below is the latest instalment of Some Of It Was True!’s fortnightly show on Shoreditch Radio . This is show #20, with the new Theme Park tune, alt-J's remix of Sivu, some unnecessary reminiscing about Four Weddings & A Funeral and an opinion-dividing song by Brooklyn's Widowspeak. If you prefer, download an mp3 version. SOIWT #20 by Some Of It Was True! on Mixcloud
Title: Some of it was true 20130306 Link Text: download File Name: Some of it was true 20130306.mp3 Bitrate: 96 kbps
Earlier today I saw an obviously homeless couple plodding about grimly; the determination and anguish in the man's much-lined match was exactly matched by the way their hands gripped each other. There seemed a real sense of reliance; that they could survive together, get where they were going, be okay. I thought how sadly rare it is to see a relationship between homeless people that doesn't immediately seem abusive and drug-determined; and I thought of this phlegmatic, spirited and rather elegant instrumental song by London-based Luca Siani , from his debut album Forbidden Latitudes , which will be out [...]
Artist: lucaSiani Title: Paper Sunflowers File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Instrumental Rock Year: 2013
Here's the first single from Theme Park 's eponymous debut album , out now on Transgressive . Though there's still the same languid, easy beat underpinning things, Tonight adopts a fuller and much more euphoric sound than previous sun-kissed slackers like Jamaica . You'll likely get to hear both tracks when the trio play Heaven on 14 March - tickets here . Click here to view the embedded video.
Monday Music’s the one post where Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule. Wildlife Control – Ages Places I desperately want to see this song performed live, to go bonkers to it. Because, oh god: the way the heavy guitars and thick, heady beats build and speed up... The way the giddy, ecstatic crescendo leaves me feeling absolutely elated, punching the air, beaming, buzzing, desperate to ill-advisedly phone the new girl and tell her how fucking wonderful she might [...]
You know that feeling? When you carry an old person's bags and they call you an angel? When you return someone's wallet? When you receive profoundly good news? When you meet someone special and want to quaintly dance a jig down the street, linking arms with everyone you pass? That same feeling underpins Grows , a warm, faintly old-fashioned debut pop song from new London/NYC act Be&Bea . Click here to view the embedded video.
Slim pickings this St David's Day in the weekly videos round-up, with just two new films to thrust to your attention: VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Disclosure - White Noise (Feat. AlunaGeorge ) Stealthy, surreptitious and superb dance moves in a derelict tower block = nice. Click here to view the embedded video. Hurts - Miracle A suitably showy, glossy film, this boasts gyrating girls and [...]
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