Blog: The Daily Download
Just in the time for the holidays, Tennis have returned with a festive new promo shot (see below), as well as a brand new song which you can hear now, exclusively on NME.com. Unfortunately, it's not an Xmas song, but a cover of Broadcast's 'Tears In The Typing Pool', which is equally exciting. Check it out after the jump... Read more...
The Killers - 'The Cowboys' Christmas Ball' Yeehaw! Tighten your neckerchief and rinse out the family spittoon - it's all round Brandon's for a yuletide Wild West barn dance. This is The Killers' sixth Christmas song in a row, and fair play to them for resisting the traditional indie temptation to do a self-consciously dismal 'anti-Christmas' song. Seriously, we've had enough of those. I sat through Andy Burrows' and Tom Smith's funereal 'festive' album 'Funny Looking Angels' the other day and - once I'd finished hacking wildly at my jugular with a penknife - it made me [...]
Artist: the-ting-tings Title: HANG IT UP - SHOOK RMX File Name: SoundCloud
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die LDR hasn't tweeted much recently, maintaining radio silence as the noise around her reached cacophonous levels. Her second single suggests she knew there was no need to say anything, as the title track from her debut (out January 30) is a riposte that speaks for itself. That's not to say it's perfect: the lyrics are gently apocalyptic, but don't fully commit to their titular fate, occasionally ringing trite as she begs, " Don't make me sad/Don't make me cry ". (The line about a guy who likes his girls " [...]
Tribes - Himalaya We've been hammering Tribes' fine and forthcoming debut 'Baby' in the office of late, and the part where everyone sort of goes a bit quiet and starts swaying in their chairs and humming along in a toneless and broken fashion is usually this track. It's a keystone of their live show as well, and it's easy to see why. A mountain-moving cry from the heart and the depths of the Valley Of Well And Truly Dumped, it finds Johnny Lloyd lost in the high passes of heartbreak before being [...]
Chad Valley's usually the man behind the remixes, having re-worked tracks for the likes of Fixers, Penguin Prison, The Go! Team and Foals. But today, he's taken the backseat, as Foals have returned the favour. Edwin Congreave (of Foals) has remixed Chad Valley's peaceful chillwave single 'Fast Challenges' (from his EP "Equatorial Ultravox') - and we've got an exclusive first listen/free download. Check it out after the jump. Read more...
Earlier this month, we brought you a remix of Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs , taken from her new remixes album, 'Born This Way: The Remix'. The Horrors also joined in by re-working her song 'Bloody Mary', which you can stream here . The latest remix to be unveiled from the record comes from Two Door Cinema Club, who took a stab at grooving-up 'Electric Chapel' - and you can listen to it after the jump. Read more...
Artist: Yuck Title: Soothe Me File Name: SoundCloud
Tired of the cold weather? Wish you could jump into one of David Attenborough's episodes of 'The Blue Planet' and swim with the sea turtles? Unfortunately, you probably can't. But Swedish duo Serenades take you pretty close to it in their new video for 'Oceans' (which you can watch below). Read more...
Frank Turner has teamed up with tour buddies Emily Barker And The Red Clay Halo to record a special rendition of the latter's song 'Fields Of June' (from Barker's 2008 album 'Photos. Fires. Fables.') . Emily Barker and her band, who are about to hit the road supporting Frank Turner's short tour, will be performing the duet at each show. If you're heading to one of the nights and would like a preview of what to expect, you can watch an in-studio video (recorded recently at Planck Music studios [...]
Yuck - Soothe Me In August NME spent two days in Seattle with Yuck. Alongside tales of poisoned dogs and trigger-happy policemen, the band grizzled away on such subjects as their slacker rock lineage, their fear of America, and their reluctance to answer dumb questions. At one point a documentary maker grabbed them for a chat about the threat of the internet for indie bands. Frontman Daniel Blumberg - DIY holiness pounding through his veins - yanked his shirt over his head and rocked awkwardly, moaning, "I can't do this." It was like [...]
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