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Modestep

6 Jan

You may recall that I wrote about Modestep last summer and spoke of their kerfuffle with EMI regarding an Enya clearance that they tried to get. EMI tried to shut them down completely. Well, how they must be feeling now. Since then, Modestep’s popularity has grown at an alarming rate. With no releases and just a couple of DJ sets here and there, they have managed to gain almost 30,000 fans on Facebook off their own back.

Cee Le Green – Fuck You (Modestep remix)

The video (see below) for their debut single ‘Feel Good’ was posted up as a Christmas treat for fans and was viewed by over one million people in less than a week. Hats off.

Since then, they have been placed on the Radio 1 playlist and are gaining fans across the world quicker than you can say “wobble-wobble”. Their debut single is available to download on February 7th on UKF (a dubstep YouTube channel-cum-label that signed the band). Watch it explode!

Does the music make you feel good?

www.facebook.com/modestep

Under Alien Skies

30 Jul

Under Alien Skies a duo. Danny and David are their names. Their music is amazing. They are from Wales. They make music that reminds me of a modern day Beach Boys singing in outer space.

I listen to loads of new music to the point that, more often than not, I tend to forget about the band seconds after listening to them. Under Alien Skies on the other hand are a band that I’ve gone back to several times since hearing them – something that I view to show a band’s greatness.

Under Alien Skies – Overseas 

In an age where it’s safe to listen to our favourite music instantly on Spotify and such, it takes something truly special to pull me away from that. It can be quite painful hunting for new music at times but when there are bands making music as lovely as Under Alien Skies, it restores my faith a great deal.

www.myspace.com/underalienskies

Sissy & The Blisters

29 Jul

I’ll be honest, I was a little bit judgmental when I first heard about Sissy & The Blisters. My reasons were purely shallow of course, I didn’t think that any band with the word ‘sissy’ in their name could be any good. What I expected to be a band full of heartbroken nerds trying to be Death Cab For Cutie actually turned out to be a completely different beast altogether.

The band bash through visceral garage rock n’ roll with frantic energy and the confidence of a band that have been doing it for years. The songs manage to remind you of so much but also sound completely fresh.  

Sissy & The Blisters – Things May Change

The London town quartet are rapidly gaining a strong buzz among the pointy shoe brigade – you might want to check them out while there’s still some floor space available at their gigs. A person in winklepickers takes up the places of two normal shoe wearing people. And that my friends is a fact.

www.myspace.com/sissyandtheblisters

Family Trees

12 Jul

Ah, Brooklyn. Lovely Brooklyn. I’m talking about the city and not David Beckham’s son. That would be a sick blog even for the likes of me.

I’ve said it many times but there really must be something in the NYC water because time and time again it produces such wonderful music. Granted, I’m sure there are a lot of bands in the city that are utter tripe but at the same time, there just seems to be a constant flow of great music coming from there as it always has done.

Family Trees are no different – a trio who hold microphones, the Beach Boys and the word “yes” aloft as influences. Dream Talkin’ is a lovely summer song that’s a song that has been sitting on my iPod for a couple of months now and it’s one that I’ve been wanting to blog about for a while. It sounds like how I imagine a summer in the 1960s would’ve sounded – when the world seemed so much simpler, happier and positive. My only gripe? It’s too bloomin’ short.

Family Trees – Dream Talkin’

I dare you to listen to it and not smile. I bet you an ice cream that you can’t do it.

http://www.myspace.com/familytrees

Cults – Your New Favourite Band

11 Jun

Let me tell you a story. Are you sitting comfortably?

Two 20-somethings from San Diego  fall in love and move to New York City to study film-making. Whilst studying, they decided to start making music together. After crafting a few songs, they uploaded a few of them to the internet to share with friends. One listen leads to another, and after only a few months—not just of having the songs online, mind you, but a few months of making actual music—their three-song debut becomes the talk of the web.

You may not be familiar with the buzz band that is Cults but believe you me, you really should. I only discovered them today and I’ve listened to the three tracks on their website over and over and over again. This seemed to do something to the grey skies that have been hovering above my town all week because thirty seconds into ‘Most Wanted’, the sun came out. 

The best part? You can download their music for free right here – a very rare thing for me to do. But to hell with it, it’s summer, it’s great music and they’re giving the music away on their site anyway so….

Cults – Go Outside

Cults – Most Wanted

Cults – The Curse

They are my new favourite band. Well, my latest favourite new band at least.

http://cults.bandcamp.com/

1,2,3

22 Apr

1,2,3 are a new duo from across the pond (Pittsburgh to be exact) that have been drumming up a bit of a buzz in industry circles recently and it’s not hard to understand why.

Nic Snyder and Josh Sickels have only been making music for six months or so but they’ve already developed their own style and sound.  There’s something very special about them that I can’t quite put my finger on but I just have this feeling that they could soon become the coolest band around. And that’s what matters these days right? 

I don’t put music up on this blog to download very often because I don’t feel right doing so but seeing as the band have made this track available for free elsewhere, I don’t see the harm in sharing it with you here:

1,2,3 – Confetti

For more tunes, head on over to their MySpace page.

www.myspace.com/1comma2comma3

Mixtape: I

9 Oct

Hey all. As promised, here’s my first of many new music mixtapes.

I’ve gone for a half an hour mixtape as I think that’s a perfect amount for new music. Overwhelming you with loads of new tunes would probably put you off. Hopefully it will keep you wanting more!  

I’ve got some belters on this one:

Male Bonding – Pumpkin
Gyratory System – Cargo Cult
Cold Pumas – Jela
Internet Forever – Break Bones
Gallops – Lasers
Silver Columns – Brow Beaten
Pictureplane – 5th Sun (Rainbow Arabia remix)
Gaggle – Hidden Army
Is Tropical – Seasick Mutiny

It’s only available for seven days. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Mixtape: I

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