Somehow missed this going online last week - strange, given I've been waiting since forever to hear this new version of the track. They play The Bunker in Salford tonight, and people are already saying that it is going to be one of those occasions that people will say that they were at. That sentence was difficult on purpose, just as getting to the Bunker is. See you there.
What more can I say? One of the best parties in Manchester, thrown by some of the best people in Manchester, in aid of a good cause, with bands from all over the place. £8 advance all day ticket from piccadilly records, fuel cafe and www.wegottickets.com/event/179 520 Here is what you can expect to hear: Tracklisting Patterns - Blood Eagulls - Moulting Mammal Club - Painting Brown Brogues - Anyone but You Temple Songs - $$$$$$' $$ $ $$$$$$$$$ Weird [...]
New from PINS. You Don't Need To. Taken from a forthcoming release. http://hausofpins.co.uk
Most posts these days are through lostlostlost.com, so here's a snippet of what's been happening over there. Temple Songs - $$$$$$' $$ $ $$$$$$$$$ https://soundcloud.com/temple- songs Bong Idle - Beach Zombie https://soundcloud.com/bong-id le Aldous Robinson - Love is Inside You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =61W13JtyxBk&list=UUbUJ_EA7YXN LINl3OoMYWsg&feature=plpp Bernard + Edith - Wurds https://soundcloud.com/bernard -edith Love in Azores - Sun Collapse https://soundcloud.com/loveina zores G R E A T W A V E S - Feel the love (live) https://soundcloud.com/mrmanin i Crap Collage - Delayy https://soundcloud.com/crapcol lage [...]
My albums of the year so far are that Polica LP and Grimes' masterpiece. It looks like there is going to be a third joining the party, so to highlight my excitement/sheer joy, here are the two newest Purity Ring tracks set to be on their 4AD debut, recorded for posterity.
Nothing new (as of yet), but they're still fucking amazing. A little reminder for everyone.
The impossible is happening: they're getting better.
Michael A Grammar - All Night, Afloat Vaguely euphoric, consistently excellent and about a thousand times better than anything else you're likely to hear this year. Taken from their new EP Vitamin Easy, out June 4 on Melodic. Get one before they're gone http://melodic.co.uk/michaelag rammar/
50 gold cassettes - sold out. wearepins.co.uk
For those who missed Halls' debut EP at the end of last year: rejoice. You've now got a chance to go back and listen to one of the most affecting and effective releases that 2011 had to offer, one of the few producers about with the talent and subtle nuances to produce something mildly downbeat and electronic without it being in overshadowed by either Fourtet or Burial. The new video for Fade to White is simply another excuse to get excited about it and the clip - frighteningly, given the content of the track itself - manages to live up [...]
At the start of December, Shinies were unheard of outside their own living room. They recorded their track Spent Youth and seemed to almost accidentally capture a sound that captured the imagination of every blog around. A whirlwind month later, and they had their debut single recorded - by Rory Atwell, no less - and a 73 slated for release by Dirty Bingo. Shola/Pillow Talk comes out on April 16th, and you can hear the former now, seductively hinting at a love of The Cribs layered with smatterings of shoegaze. Shinies - Shola [...]
Purchase here: http://ducktapes.bandcamp.com/ album/15-bygones-temple-songs For those not au fait with what Duck Tapes is here we go: we get an artist to put some tracks on a tape, decorate it, and sell it on. Oh, and we only really tend to make one copy of it, ever. And we're bringing it all to an end. As the final ever release on the label, it's only fit that it ends with an artist that we've been after for a long time. Jolan is one of the most sickeningly talented people that you're ever [...]
First new Hourglass Sea of 2012, and it has been worth the wait. Bradford's prodigal son comes back with a two track single - one original, one him remixing, and it is everything that we've come to demand from a man who seems to be without peer, very possibly in a literal sense. Brilliantly tagged as 'popstep', Hourglass does his usual samples and guitar thing to make tracks both giddily neon and recklessly ambitious. Sample for yourself below.
Following on from their extremely successful launch at the back end of 2011, Work Them returns to KRAAK Gallery on February 3rd. Marking itself as an "ALT DISCO DEDICATED TO FUTURE CLASSICS, CURRENT GROOVERS AND RECORDS THAT STILL SOUND FRESH AS ANY", the latest incarnation sees the creator of one of the albums of 2011 perform, with patten playing Manchester for the first time. Just as Gold Panda seemed to be working on a different level to his peers back in 2010, there is no-one coming anywhere close to what patten is making now: [...]
The first edition of Melodic's compilation came out back in the heady days of Summer 2011 - and though a follow up was quickly planned, they've thankfully taken stock and allowed the new music scene to grow a few exciting bright new hopes in the meantime. Volume arguably features a stronger line-up than it's predecessor, as well as having a few genuine coups - an exclusive new Bos Angeles recording being one, an unheard track from one of the greatest bands to have emerged from Manchester in the past 12 months from G R E A T W A V [...]
Bleeding Knees Club 1st January A duo make up of two dudes from Australia’s Gold Coast, the songs they make are unmistakably brash, but in a playful way, like a hateful puppy http://thepigeonpost.wordpress .com/2011/01/01/bleeding-knees -club/ Hourglass Sea January 4th The work of Dean Bentley, this is a project that sounds like Solar Bears being played on the wrong speed setting, a hyperactive mass of noise that doesn’t quite seem certain where it’s going. http://thepigeonpost.wordpress .com/2011/01/04/hourglass-sea/ [...]
Weird stuff from Streatham Hill's very own Sam Genders. Pop music done through a few degrees of separation,it's slightly overwhelming in parts - as the preview clip below illustrates. He's playing The Lexington with Patterns on January 18th, which means you can experience . Debut album out through Full Time Hobby on January 16th. Pre-order: http://fulltimehobby.sandbag.u k.com/Store/DII-3404-5-diagram s++black+light+cd+preorder.htm l
Fear of Men are probably this blog's favourite new band of 2011. They've just put together a new set of demos, had them committed to cassette and have them up for sale. They're called the Alice Munro demos and the video for Doldrums from the release can be seen above. There have been enough words written about Fear of Men elsewhere on these pages, but here are a few more that you can take your pick from: wonderful, excellent, beautiful, dreamy, excellence, enchanting, awe-inspiring, sublime. In truth, they even come close either. The cassette can be bought here: [...]