The weather today is the same as it has been in days: sun, blue skies and a temperature in the 502s. Wednesday we'll get some much-needed rain, and I'm hoping it will pour. Every morning when I go get the papers, I check out the front garden. It is filling up with the shoots of flowers, and I noticed some of the flowers I planted last year have spread, and in the garden close to the house, some have already bloomed. It is still too early to plant as the evenings get cold, but that will give the flowers [...]
1. When I caught Killing Joke two years ago, Singer Jaz Coleman entered the stage in a stained coverall – like he’d just come from disposing of nuclear waste – and white face makeup that mixed with sweat and drained down his face as the show progressed. A zombie who stalked the stage in a rock-induced trance, he was goddamn scary. The good kind of scary. Today he’s far more conservatively dressed in just a black t-shirt and black jeans, but it’s not the clothing that makes this man. He’s still an imposing figure on [...]
If the adage says "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", our sunny meteo mood would rather prescribe you "a flower a day". After yesterday's "hanami" merrymaking photographs, here is a flower-made gallery, inside the Kawachi Fuji gardens, in Kitakyushu, Japan. Dreamed day idea: if you're hanging around during a Tokyo trip, step by [...]
The next Ja Ja Ja is just around the corner, happening this Thursday 25th April at London's The Lexington. To get people ready for this latest burst of credible Nordic music, Ja Ja Ja have released a new mixtape as curated by radio presenter and Scandophile Dani Charlton from Amazing Radio. Listen to Ja Ja Ja x Amazing Radio's mixtape here: https://soundcloud.com/jajajan ordic/sets/jjj-april-x-amazing -radio The April Ja Ja Ja will feature bombastic r n b popstar Truls (Norway), blistering shoegaze from Oyama [...]
Say hi to Oyama ; a fresh-faced newcomer on the Icelandic music scene, who make brilliantly noisy and multi-layered rock that goes after your heart as much as your head. The band arrive on UK shores this week to play at the marvelous Nordic showcase, JaJaJa , this coming Thursday (April 25th) - full details of which can be found here . Their debut EP was released back in January and The Garden is its somewhat epic finale. Packing [...]
The sun streaming through the front door is hot. Fern has taken possession of the rug in front of the door and is, as usual, sprawled in the sun. Maddie and Gracie are here on the couch with me. Gracie is having her morning nap. After all, she has been awake for a couple of hours and must be exhausted. Maddie just wants a few pats. All of us have morning rituals. Fern and Gracie sleep on my bed so when I wake up, they jump up and wish me a good morning. Gracie wags her tiny Boxer [...]
Although we love to see André Saraiva, the night-bird painter and longtime friend of Kitsuné, trade mark in the streets, we're even happier to see his tag in paper magazines! Lastly, Cover Man, danish lifestyle magazine for men, chose André as his proper - and manly - cover man. Dressed in his own Maison Kitsuné leather jacket in the Tuileries [...]
Last night was cold, and today is chilly though the sun is warm. I envy Fern who is sprawled on the mat by the front door in the sun. Her fur is hot to the touch. Cats know how to live. My tulips have bloomed. Their bright red is eye-catching. The hyacinths are pink and white and purple and are in the front garden where everyone can see them. My neighbor called and thanked me. She said she looks out her front window often to see how beautiful the colors in the garden are. I only [...]
Après un gros samedi soir, le dimanche est toujours assez difficile et le meilleur moyen pour faire passer les maux de tête reste d'écouter de la musique douce et mélodique. C'est donc pourquoi je vous propose aujourd'hui le tout nouveau morceau des japonais de Boys Get Hurt intitulé Garden avec en featuring Brooke Singer de French For Rabbits . Un joli petit bijou qui vous bercera et effacera tous vos soucis. Pour info, ce track a été fait pour inspirer les designers Sho Iwata & Hiroshi Takizawa pour leur nouveau show, tiit . La [...]
Escucha: Laura Mvula - "Green Garden" (Sohn Remix) La cantante londinense Laura Mvula es una de las grandes promesas de este año, su disco debut, Sing To The Moon , es uno de los trabajos más esperados del 2013. " Green Garden " es una de las canciones incluidas, y es tan entrañable que ya llegó a las manos de SOHN , quien le ha dado un tratamiento muy cuidadoso. El multi-instrumentista y productor londinense utiliza sutiles sintetizadores para crear una atmósfera sensual. Escucha este remix [...]
The UK's rising phenom Laura Mvula gets her excellent soulful-pop single "Green Garden" remix'd into a ghostly, hypnotic number courtesy of the electronic producer wunderkind (and TMN fave), SOHN . It's a stunning listen, so be sure to check it out below.
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Keep Shelly In Athens, Lianne La Havas, Emeli Sande Song: Laura Mvula - Green Garden (Monsieur Adi Remix) [download here ] [...]
Delicate strength is a rare and awe inspiring thing. The ability to create such an extraordinary convergence of two seemingly polar opposite qualities is a most precious gift. When two architects of such exquisit creations join forces the resulting union is something truly unprecedented. Laura Mvula is one such singular talent - a voice that inspires and stirs your deepest emotions, while Monsieur Adi is a maestro with the capacity to fully consume you with his mesmerizing sounds. The collision of these two forces is an event of epic proportions. [...]
Monsieur Adi a réalisé il y a quelques jours un nouveau remix pour le récent titre de la britannique Laura Mvula , Green Garden . Une version qui commence tout en douceur, avec ce petit air de soundtrack, puis s'accélère légèrement tout en gardant cette force musicale qui rend si planant ce morceau.
The musically eloquent french producer Monsieur Adi just released a remix of 'Green Garden', the first 2013 single by English soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula. Her smokey vocals pierce through the organic uplifting orchestra strings and fluid instrumentation. A wonderful remix to relax on a hectic monday.
At the turn of the Tuileries garden, we crossed our lovesome Laure Pascal, graceful and beaming, parading around the chestnuts and palm trees and posing for her childhood friend, Clément Pascal. Half-Parisian, half-Tahitian, Laure Pascal and her outlandish charm, with her adorable freckles, rose lips and tie and dye hair, is a faultless Maison Kitsuné [...]
Croatia has long been on our festival destination wish list. Providing the perfect backdrop for festivals like Garden , Dimensions and Outlook , it’s party paradise and makes a welcome change to slogging it in the mud and rain here in the UK… and there’s no better feeling than dancing in the sunshine. This year we’re after something new, intimate and underground and have found the answer in Echo Festival . This will be the electronic music festivals second year and it’s moving to a brand new ‘luxurious’ location. Echo is ‘a [...]
ich hab ein neues, musikalisches universum für mich entdeckt!! gardener betreibt seit glorreichen 21 jahren eine geniale radioshow auf einem englischen sender . und da ist alles mit dabei, was mir gefällt. wie z.b. neo-folk, bluegrass, kraut und indie rock, guten! 80er pop, electronic ambient, konzeptmixe, etc. blabla.. auf seiner mixcloudseite findet man zurzeit 132 sendungen, die alle äusserst hörenswert und interessant sind. seine soundcloudseite sei hier auch kurz erwähnt, da er dort weitere [...]
Miko Revereza ha realizzato il video di The Garden , da Tender New Signs , il secondo album dei Tamaryn - pubblicato da Mexican Summer - che saranno in Italia a Febbraio per tre date: il 15 al Covo di Bologna, il 16 al Circolo degli Artisti di Roma, e il 17 al Ligera Club di Milano.
After finishing fourth in the BBC Sound of 2013, Laura Mvula has announced her new single 'Green Garden'. Choruses of handclaps give way to the soulful vocals and harmonious, uplifting melodies of the hotly-tipped singer. Head over to Mvula's SoundCloud to listen to this uptempo track. The single will be out February 24th through RCA Victor and Laura's debut Sing to the Moon will arrive on March 4th.