We should all mix things up more. Take the best from both worlds and make things better. That's what I've always done, in fact I was born into it being mixed race. Fellow Eurasian Maya Jane Coles has the mix it up bug too. The British Japanese dance music maker has been crafting a reputation picking up gongs such as Producer of the Year and Breakthrough DJ of the Year by DJ Mag in 2011. Her latest pop/house creation is Everything featuring Swede Karin Park . The [...]
"Once" is one fifth of the title track from Laura Marling's upcoming album, Once I Was an Eagle (which seems like it could be a weird Bill Callahan reference ), and the song is the very slight and very singular acoustic meditation that its name implies. Marling's voice buzzes with an adulthood that she is physically incapable of having experienced and grown tired of (the singer is only 23). The profundity of the line "I was a child once" - sung in a reflective whisper - seems like it should be lost on someone like Marling, but the [...]
I can't get enough of UK's Electropop-dance and Garage duo/brothers Disclosure . Just a few hours ago, Baauer just dropped a crazy remix of their song You & Me featuring Eliza Doolittle ! All I can say is WOW!! Have a listen to the remix. Here is the music video of the original version of You & Me.
NOAH AND THE WHALE definitely wanted to make the release of their fourth longplayer Heart Of Nowhere special. They filmed a short movie, hid six cassette copies of the album in six UK record which had to be found by the fans to unlock an album stream and since the last Sunday in April they’ve The post Noah And The Whale - Heart Of Nowhere appeared first on Nothing But Hope And Passion - NBHAP - Music Magazine & more .
With the snow in Britain finally cleared off all roads and hopefully not making another appearance during a far to brief summertime, this can only mean one thing: the start of a beautiful British festival season. Whilst there may only be sunshine for a couple of these weekends the main focus is on the music [...] The post Live At Leeds Festival reviewed appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
Following the demise of London squat rockers The King Blues it was clear it wasn't going to be the last time we'd hear from them. Jamie Jazz was first off the mark with his new band Bleach Blood. The guitarist turned frontman joined forces with drummer Invisible Frank, bassist Charlie Elliot and guitarist Paul Mullen to [...] The post Weekend Videos: Bleach Blood - "Anything Anything" appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
Matthew Herbert’s intent is to galvanize with “The End of Silence, Part 1” a lengthy piece composed almost entirely out of a ten second clip of a bomb being dropped from an airplane in Libya. The "song" starts with the rummaged out sound of human life before moving into the strange cycles of a mechanical free fall. The track recycles some of the same melodic themes used on Herbert’s One One album, but here the tone is more bleak, more sinister, and the listener is more preoccupied with the event that will end the relative silence. But [...]
Richie Ashwin is a South-East UK recording artist and producer who’s been building a name within British R&B scene, who combines his natural audio skills with a keen visual eye that see's him shoot and direct his own bespoke music videos. After some much needed self-reflection and artistic honing over the past 12 months Richie Ashwin is now back to introduce to you his fresh, new musical identity. His cinematic ambient take on urban music is pieced together with traditional, yet idiosyncratic tales of dreams, love, lust and heartbreak are delivered in his indolent and sharply written style that won’t [...]
Perhaps I am making a wild generalization (in fact I definitely am) but Welsh bands really do seem to have an affinity for blending psychedelic nostalgia with idiosyncratic sonic mysticism. The latest Welsh act in the vein of psychedelic wizards like Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and Super Furry Animals are relative newcomers Islet. Their latest, a song that is of course called “Triangulation Station,” vacillates between Os Mutantes and an outer space psych raga not so far removed from the likes of CocoRosie. The production quality of “Triangulation Station” keeps the song in a swampy hollow at the end of the 1960s, [...]
Looks like things are getting big for UK's Electropop-dance and Garage duo/brothers Disclosure . For their American release, they just dropped "The Single's EP" on April 30th. Which features their #2 UK hit White Noise featuring AlunaGeorge and Latch featuring Sam Smith . Also their debut album "Settle" will drop on June 3rd. I can't stop listening to their current single You & Me which features Eliza Doolittle (She did that song Packed Up ). Check out the music video! [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Daedelus, Nicolasas van Reenen, WU LYF Song: Benin City - My Love [download here ] What's so good? These [...]
Richie Ashwin is an emerging South-East recording artist and producer who’s currently building a name within the UK R&B scene. He combines his natural audio skills with a keen visual eye that see's him shoot and direct his own music videos. After some much needed self-reflection and artistic honing over the past year Richie Ashwin has returned to introduce to us his fresh, [...]
For a band based in Birmingham, an hour and a half away from the nearest beach, there is an uncanny undercurrent of connotations relating Swim Deep to water, as their recently released video shows. The flickering of the bands logo ‘≈’ (yet another mathematical symbol embraced by a band for its aesthetic appeal) appears before [...] The post Weekend Videos: Swim Deep – "She Changes The Weather" appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
Is pop music, by definition, the music that plays on the radio and is literally popular; is it music that is inherently not subversive and non-alienating; or is it an all-encompassing genre meant to represent music that is meant to be consumed as a product? An idea that would put Ke$ha and Avey Tare under the same umbrella of music. On “I Keep Falling In Love With You Again,” the first song off of their new album The Great Perhaps , The Boy Least Likely To remind that pop music is also a literal identifiable sound: pop music is music that cuts through [...]
I know this album has been out since March. Probably all the big David Bowie fans has already gotten a copy of his current album The Next Day. Trying to see if anyone is interested in this contest. Of course he needs no introduction and got on with this. So... If you want to win a copy of "The Next Day" on CD. Simply put your name and email on the bottom. Contest ends on May 2nd. Good luck and enjoy this CD!
There is a small gray van, standing on the 'Oude Markt' in the city of Leuven-a place that is known to many students as “The longest bar in the world”. I have gathered inside to do a quick interview with Dan Bond and Josh McKenzie from the British punk quartet Apologies, I Have None, just [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, The Drums Song: Coastal Cities - Entropic [download here ] What's so good? Detention [...]
I know it's a few days old but I just have to post this music video! Finally the music video for I Need Your Love dropped. In my opinion it is the standout track on Calvin Harris's 18 Months and Ellie Goulding 's deluxe version/bonus track on Halcyon. While I am glad they finally made the music video for it. Despite seeing alot of PDA from Ellie and Calvin. It's your typical glossy summer beach dance party. Still a great song to dance to! But anyways here is the video. [...]
These changes, feel very naturally to me and because I know that it feels to be very exciting within the band, I hope it also connects to the audience." Being on tour is not for Sissies. Draughty backstage-areas; soundcheck and performance night after night; and usually, the food's not that healthy either. Sure, all of The post Interview: Archive - "Call us commercial suicide, that's okay with us" appeared first on Nothing But Hope And Passion - NBHAP - Music Magazine & more .
Hunky-dory Bloodsports heralds the welcome return of the British band after a 10-year absence from the music scene.