I discovered Jhameel a few months ago on Youtube after seeing his cover of Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl. Not only is Jhameel doing mind-blowing cover songs on Youtube (some of which he does while highly intoxicated), but he also self-produces his own original dance-pop music. His strong vocals and amazing beats are reminiscent of the King of Pop himself.
Maple You Know is the moniker of gloomy country star Robert Dunlop, former member of such diverse bands as Big Old Eyes and Hey Everyone. With a sound similar to David Berman of the Silver Jews, Dunlop creates incredibly emotive music you’ll want to listen to all afternoon.
This Brighton band are as eccentric and individual as they come. Led by front man, David Bramwell, a true polymath, the band’s recent album, The Raven’s Empire, is astonishing. ‘A haunting and melodically beautiful album, populated by ghosts and aliens’ - SUNDAY TIMES. I couldn’t have put it better myself.
Many of my friends don’t get why I like the band Blur so much, and Damon Albarn in particular. I think he’s got an interesting musical insight and while I’m not a massive Gorillaz fan, a lot of his projects outside of Blur are great, including this recent baroque-folk-opera written about the life of Dr […]
The Eye Ear Brain Machine website is packed with daily inspiration for spooky music, cult film and weird ideas. This is a randomly generated links machine, so you never know what you might find next.
Ok, confession time: my latest music obsession is the electro group Austra, and this racy video for their track Beat and the Pulse, which was directed by Claire Edmondson. Err, can you really blame me?
Lyon-based Babylon Circus is music laced with ska, gypsy, rock, vaudevillian antics, dancehall and reggae. Their first Australian East Coast tour in 2008 saw the nine piece band sell every show out. They feature on the So Frenchy So Chic compilation. We asked them to tell us about their favourite music right now, and they started with Django Reinhardt’s Minor Swing [listen below]: ‘Backstage, home, in the bus, cooking or having breakfast, is there a time you wouldn’t love to hear this one? We love it anytime, any style, too, as it’s been remixed and rearranged so many different ways. Still, we love the original best’.