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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

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

Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning

7 Jul

Hey everyone! Here’s the new Arctic Monkeys single ‘Crying Lightning’ taken from their highly anticipated third record ‘Humbug’ (which is produced by Josh Homme!). It had it’s first play on Zane Lowe’s show on Radio 1 last night but now it can be yours for free.

I really like it, so much so that I’ve listened to it three times in a row… I can’t wait for the new album.

Anyway, check it out below and let me know what you think!

Rapidshare

ZShare

The band headline Reading and Leeds next month. Most tickets are sold out but I think there may be some on Viagogo – the official secondary ticket partner.

www.readingfestival.com

www.leedsfestival.com

www.viagogo.co.uk

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