Producing a string of international hits without releasing an album in the space of four years isn’t the norm for most artists. But Australian electro-pop outfit Miami Horror aren’t your average musicians playing by the rules. The band started off as a solo endeavour turned augmented four-piece live incarnation who incessantly test the boundaries of electro territory. I chatted with founding mastermind Benjamin Plant about their recently released debut album, Illumination
At the risk of sounding like a broken (vinyl) record, they just don’t make em’ like they used to. Rhiannon, Britney and co, the superstars (for better or for worse, with a strong lean towards the latter) of today, couldn’t hold a torch to the dancing divas of yesteryear, as this funkadelic clip from New […]
A nice little mash-up between the lovely Lykke Li and the ever-talented Bon Iver. The original is deeply intimate, whereas this rendition takes the song to the great outdoors and injects vibrant percussion, accompanied by the funky moves of Sweden’s finest export since Bjorn Borg’s mullet.
I was first drawn to MGMT by the awesome Ausgang album cover for Congratulations, and they did not disappoint. They are like a secret spaceship hidden in your garage waiting to jet you away to world smoothed over with imagination and magic.
Exquisite harmonic tapestries woven together with pop perfect hooks are the staple of The Apples in stereo overture and the latest release Travellers in Space and Time once again crystallizes their unique brilliance for the ages.
On her debut album, Paper Diamonds, Ash Reiter’s smooth yet smokey voice delivers beautiful lyrics that are absolutely spellbinding. With elements of folk, pop and jazz, the sunny Californian’s self-released album liberates an original talent which can be heard on the title track, Paper Diamonds.
The Futurebirds are an unruly band of boys from Athens, Georgia, but they might as well have been reared in the backwoods of Woodstock by Levon Helm himself. Their debut release, Hampton’s Lullaby, is out on July 13 via Autumn Tone Records.
From the moment you hear her voice, you’ll be hooked. July Flame is the seventh album for Laura Veirs — a former guest contributor to Lost At E Minor — and an album you must have in your collection. Her beautiful voice is so familiar and comforting. Veirs has come a long way from the […]
Sinking Friendships is the latest single from Jónsi’s debut solo album, Go. The lead singer of Sigur Rós brings his renowned penchant for creating anthemic tracks, layered with bells and xylophones and a made-up language many have coined Neverlandic.
They’re being super hyped, based on just four demo songs, but it’s easy to see why. With their melodic electronic pop shimmering in all the right places and an uber-hip band image, New York three-piece, Brahms, are set to explode — in a good way — in the latter half of 2010. They’re already well […]
Releasing the single and video for their track ‘Math‘, New York’s Demander have impressed with their unique infusion of punk, metal and rock. It clearly worked on clothing brand, Levi’s: they recently picked the new album as the soundtrack to their latest European ad campaign.
I’m simultaneously left intrigued and blissed-out whenever I listen to the melodic hooks and bitter sweet vocals created by The Lighthouse and The Whaler. This unsigned Cleveland threesome blends classic modern pop with interesting orchestral soundscapes that take you on an imaginary nautical journey beyond the sea. They’re an upcoming band to keep on your […]
We checked in with Sydney-band Cassette Kids, who have been creating quite a buzz of late, and asked them about the highlights of their extensive touring over the past six months: ‘We literally just stepped off a plane from LA. We played at SXSW in Austin over the last week and it has probably been the most awesome experience to date. It’s amazing being able to play shows and go and see shows non-stop over five days’.