The Apache Relay
I’m a simple girl at heart. To be honest, most of the time any kind of electro/dubstep/remixes/hip music just goes straight over my head and I’m just left wondering when that bit that makes you feel happy is going to kick in. Hence my love for Mumford & Sons. I said it. For those of you who watched their Bonnaroo set a couple of weeks ago, you will remember one of the biggest...
I’m not going to lie, I do still read the Guardian’s new band of the day blog, which gives you excellent descriptions of all the bands you read about on Tumblr a month ago. So when they wrote about ANR and compared them to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the subtitle, I happily ignored it, since there is absolutely no justification for 2011 bands to sound like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ...
Last Night on Earth Demos
So Noah & the Whale have continued their trend of innovative and extraordinary album campaigns (following the beautiful film that accompanied last album ‘First Days of Spring’) with another event that makes their latest album ‘Last Night on Earth’ even more special. Firstly, if you go here and enter your email address, you will be able to watch a well made, touching...
Being a student, I’m pretty good at wasting my time. Between Tumblr, seeing friends, cooking myself elaborate meals for no apparent reason and listening to music, I can fill up my ridiculous amounts of free time so well that I wonder where I fit in doing work. However, my lack of activity means that I end up writing shit essays or not being adequately prepared for classes. Andrew...
likeasnowflake: Hold My Hand As I’m Lowered...
amandaxrae: why do people freak out when I say I am going somewhere by myself?! it’s like I just said I had the social plague or something.
Five Reasons Why Marcus Mumford Is The Least...
Who else is getting tired of that whenever Laura Marling is written/spoken about, it inevitably comes up that she used to date Marcus Mumford? Ridiculously, as Laura was walking onstage to receive her BRIT award for Best British Female (well deserved, a long time coming, ‘I Speak Because I Can’ is one of the best English records released last year), the announcer felt compelled to...
FUCK YES LAURA MARLING
AND THUS ARCADE FIRE BLOWS EVERYONE ELSE IN THE...
queenregine: THAT WAS THE GR8ST THING ADKLCNAENBCAKESBD Win Butler puts his Grammy on the amp and plays one of the best songs ever written at the Grammys 2011 - check out the video here!
Johnny Flynn has just announced a TINY London gig at the Luminaire, as part of its farewell celebrations - sadly, the lovely North London venue is closing down. Get tickets here quick quick quick because it’s going to be awesome!
‘The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you...– The White Stripes, on their breakup. One of those bands that you think will be around forever, I can’t believe it! Good that he wants to preserve the band’s back catalogue though.
Went to Dublin Communion on Saturday, as I was visiting a friend there. A ridiculously good lineup from these always awesome promoters; Nathaniel Rateliff headline, with support from London favourite Pete Roe and lovely Irish band the Lowly Knights. Pete Roe has been a constant presence on the London ‘scene’ for a while now, playing with the usual crowd of Mumford and Marling...
Dearest followers, I need new music. Seriously. I’m desperately searching for that new band to love and they are not appearing. What are your current favourite bands, please let me know and give me some ideas, I don’t know what to do any more! Where are the bands to be excited about?!
Arcade Fire have confirmed that they will play London’s Hyde Park on June 30. The show will be the band’s biggest UK headline gig to date – with Mumford and Sons, Beirut and The Vaccines set to play support slots. The NME
Daughter’s four track EP has been floating around the internet for a while, and while it’s called ‘Demos’ I think they’re pretty perfect as they are. Exquisite folk honesty framed by elegant guitar strummings. Download the EP from her myspace here.
Boy & Bear
Boy & Bear are better than Fleet Foxes. I said it! Every time I read about this band, Fleet Foxes get mentioned because of Boy & Bear’s vocal harmonies, abstract lyrics and soothing vocals. But the use of electric guitar plus a whole load of energy put this band in a completely different sphere away from those lazy comparisons. Their songs, to put it clearly, are bloody amazing...
So every time at every show there’s always someone sitting behind you who’s like...– Win Butler (via ohyeswerefallingdown)
New Brit band and bright hopes for 2011 have been getting a lot of negative press for labelling themselves as ‘gritpop’ and famously telling the audience of their first London gig ‘If you don’t want to see the future of music, then leave now.’ We’ll have to wait a few months for this sure to be rejuvenation of music but for now we only have single...
absolutepoppycock: I think you all need to join...
Universal and Sony plan 'instant pop' to beat...
Ten years after piracy first began to ravage the music industry, Britain’s two biggest record labels will finally try to play their part in stopping it, by making new singles available for sale on the day they first hit the airwaves. Universal and Sony Music – home to Take That and Matt Cardle, respectively – hope the effort will encourage the impatient X Factor generation to buy songs...
This puts MySpace in a strange void: it’s a site where nothing is happening, yet...– Sorry, You’re Still Married to MySpace Music… - Digital Music News (via publicknowledge) It makes me sad when I see a band use Myspace, and annoys me that I have to go there in order to listen to a new band or look up tour dates. To have your own website is dirt cheap, or if you still don’t...
One of 2010’s most unexpectedly awesome songs gets a trippy video from Nic Brown. While I’m not a massive Crystal Castles fan, the sound of Robert Smith’s yearning voice brings the distortion of the song away from the blasting bleepiness that the band do so well and elevates it to a lovelorn anthem.
Kyla La Grange
Kyla La Grange’s free download of ace song ‘Walk Through Walls’ has been deservedly making waves on the internets - definitive, magical with a soaring chorus, this song is a pop powerhouse. And yet it’s so much more than that, as the dramatic melody of the dirty guitar riffs frame her raw and magical lyrics, ‘Walk Through Walls’ is a massive pop song with...
fuck-yeah-laura-marling: Such a surreal realisation of what a landmark year 2010 proved to be at Laura Marling HQ, capped with the nomination for Best Female at the Brit Awards later this month. Alas, a confirmation that Marling has successfully penetrated into the mainstream whilst remaining true to her roots…and it’s only just the beginning. Here’s to an even prosperous 2011 at LM HQ x
There is very little in my life that I currently love more than Alex Winston. Having been listening to her Choice Notes EP since last year, I am ecstatic that she is finally releasing another EP, ‘Sister Wife,’ produced by hip New York duo the Knocks. On first listen, her earlier songs such as ‘Choice Notes,’ ‘Sister Wife,’ and her free ‘Basement...