It’s no secret that the Swedes are very talented and adventurous when it comes to music and fashion. So no wonder why the genuinely talented Swedish duo’s album is called Instinct. Because that’s basically all you need to have to understand why they have been nominated for the BBC Sound of 2012. So if you […]
My new favorite musical act is Charli XCX. She comes from the UK, so she has this East London vibe, embodying the hipster feel mixed with a bit of 80s. Her album, Nuclear Seasons, is a great blend of vocals and beats that reflects Madonna and The Knife.
The music video for the first single of indie band Two Door Cinema Club’s album Beacon, Sleep Alone, has just squirreled online ahead of the album’s September 3 release. In it, the frontman gets confronted by a hoodie that comes to life, then by a walking seat cushion straight out of Disney; gets assaulted by […]
Canadian rap duo, The Antiheroes, have just released their new tune The Rebels complete with a killer music video. Polished by the skills of editor Micah Rix-Hayes, it’s a mix of fast motion effects, slow-mo’s and life size cutouts for the stop motion effects. Have a look, have a listen.
I’m always drawn to music that manages to make heavy use of sustained chords and unresolved melodies without sounding, well, unsatisfying. It’s not an easy thing to accomplish, but Mount Eerie appears to have a gift for it. The songs tend to be slower and more depressing than stuff I gravitate to, but the feeling […]
The Residents are one of my favourite bands. I first heard them in 1977 on the late, great John Peel’s BBC radio show in England. I love the darkness of this video. I know it’s odd but, sonderbar ist gut, ja? Possibly the best video ever made.
This new video for the song We Dance is off Lark’s acclaimed second album, I Don’t Got, which is released by Care in the Community Records. Time Out said of it: ‘Another dose of uber-anxious lurching and lo-fi post punk’ and Norman Records said: ‘Between the ramshackle party punk of The Cramps and the more […]
March Into The Sun is Foxx on Fire’s new summertime single. We recorded the track in post industrial Sheffield with Colin Elliot; Richard Hawley’s long-time producer and collaborator. The music video was filmed in the misty and mystical hills of West Cork, Ireland. The shooting was epic but fun. It was like playing transcendental hide […]
Last spring, I was so taken by Kissey’s melancholic vocal take of Creep, I contacted her to find out more. As fate would have it, the Swedish vocalist/songwriter was crafting her new album in Manhattan, 10 blocks away from my apartment at the time.
I like this video and song a lot. I love the way snow looks on camera. I wonder if it would look so good in real life.
Directed by Tim Noble and Sue Webster, this electric video is for the new S.C.U.M single, Whitechapel, which comes from their forthcoming album, Again Into Eyes.
We’re digging the new Laura Marling album, A Creature I Don’t Know, which was released on Monday on Virgin Records/Ribbon Music, and was produced by the wonderful Ethan Johns. This track in particular from the Mercury nominated artist is a standout: lush, majestic, captivating. A bit like Laura herself. Aw, shucks. [Watch the video to Laura Marling's Sophia now]
TV On the Radio has generally been a band I haven’t made up my mind on, but on tour, one of my bandmates played me the song Wolf Like Me, and I dug it. This is their new video, which I also dig.
This is a fun new video by Toro Y Moi. Like scenes cut from that 1990s movie, The Frighteners, it’s a perfect goof-off, with colors from outerspace and funky animation on top of a great end of Summer song. How I Know is taken from the album Underneath the Pine.