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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

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More Them Crooked Vultures videos surface…

21 Aug

I know I am writing a lot about this band (even more so than their official website is) but I am very excited about the Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones supergroup.

Anyway, they’ve now played three shows and things seem to be picking up somewhat. The first week, we had nothing but a link to buy a t-shirt. Now, slowly but surely, music is starting to appear and all of what I’ve heard sounds great. I can’t remember the last time I have even been so excited about something musical.

Here’s a couple of vids from YouTube of the band playing at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium (not perfect quality but you can still hear the awesome-ness):

And for those of you that want something more official:

I’ve also heard a lot of rumours that they are playing a show in London on Monday (August 24th) at Islington Academy, however, nothing has been confirmed by official sources as of yet. Should that turn out to be true, I am pretty sure that they will play Reading and Leeds next weekend too (28th, 29th and 30th).

Dave Grohl has often gone on record to say how much he loves Reading and was due to play a secret show with the Foos in 2007 but had to pull out due to illness. Let’s not forget the first ever UK Foo Fighters show was at Reading in 1995. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this happened again with Them Crooked Vultures – and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was way more chaotic. 

Watch this space as the saying goes.   

www.themcrookedvultures.com

www.myspace.com/crookedvultures

Them Teasin’ Vultures!

12 Aug

Finally! We can hear a sneak preview of the much talked about supergroup consisting of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones. The track’s called ‘Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I’ and it looks like being their set closer. 14 seconds is all we’re getting at the moment, but it’s a start right?

They band made their live debut in Chicago on Sunday night. Footage of the gig is pretty thin on YouTube – the band are doing a remarkable job at keeping the lid on what is surely one of the most exciting things to happen in rock music for a long long time!

There was no song called Paved Death on the set list, which suggests (and probably proves) that the video I posted the other day wasn’t genuine. I didn’t think it was! It sounds nothing like this little clip!

More info on them as and when I get it!

www.myspace.com/crookedvultures

Them Crooked Vultures (???) demo surfaces…

7 Aug

Found this on YouTube. A demo of Them Crooked Vultures called ‘Paved Death’. I am not that convinced that this is real. The drums aren’t Grohl-esqe, the guitar doesn’t sound like Homme’s playing it and the bass doesn’t really have the depth that JPJ has – but who knows? It says it’s only a demo so maybe it’s a rough cut. Here it is anyway:

Not official as I said but I know how desperate we all are to hear anything by this band! Hopefully all will become clear after their debut show in Chicago on Sunday night. I’ve seen someone selling a spare ticket on Ebay for $3,000. Could this me one of the most exciting musical events of all time?

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