Something For The Weekend 5/11/2010

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This week, The Horn, The Hunt, Diamond Sea, 6 Day Riot, Ringo Deathstar, Paisley And Charlie, Kid Adrift, Warpaint plus  The Manic Street Preachers and Ian McCulloch.

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THE HORN, THE HUNT-‘ Raptor’

The Horn The Hunt

‘Raptor‘ Is the first single to be taken from The Horn, The Hunt’s second album ‘DepressurJolie’  due for release in 2011 and by Jingo it’s good stuff!  Imagine if you will, Siouxsie and Liz Fraser at an electro-goth disco, it really is that good.

Raptor –Aztex Mix –Free Download.

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DIAMOND SEA– ‘Brand New’

Diamomd Sea

The Diamond Sea have just released their debut album ‘Second Move’ here’s a brand new track called, somewhat suprisingly, ‘Brand New’. I didn’t see that one coming.  If laid back meldolic guitar bands are your thing, somewhere between The Pale Saints, The Bluetones and The Spacemen 3  this might be just your thing.  However if high NRG dance music is your bag, what the devil are you doing here ???

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6 DAY RIOT

Here’s the official music promo for “Take Me” lead single from 6 DayRiot’s latest album “On This Island”.  And jolly good it its too.

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=kJ9rPz2KVkU">http://youtube.com/watch?v=kJ9rPz2KVkU</a>

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RINGO DEATHSTAR

‘Imagine Hearts’ is the opening track from their forthcoming debut album “Colour Trip”, which is out on Club AC30 in Feb 2011. So now you know.

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PAISLEY AND CHARLIE-‘Julia Misbehaves

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=H8HRiigMY9A&amp;feature">http://youtube.com/watch?v=H8HRiigMY9A&amp;feature</a>

Paisley and Charlie tell their tale of a poor little rich girl, who knows what she needs and gets what she wants. Loosely based on ‘Miss Julie’ by August Strindberg – mid-summer sex and upstairs/downstairs type indiscretions.  Brownie points for those who spot the  The Half Man Half Biscuit reference Wink

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KID ADRIFT

A4 In Ecstasy’ is the new single from Kid Adrift, to be released on November 22nd on Island Records. Inspired by Aphex Twin and “Pretty Hate Machine” era Nine Inch Nails. Below is a new remix by Distance.

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WARPAINT

I love Warpaint , just hearing their gorgeous dreamy vocals, like fragile porcelain rose petals falling onto fresh snow,  is enough to make me weep uncontrollably.  Surely the loveliest band on the planet ..  ahem, anyway here’s the first video from the bands album ‘The Fool’. … I’m welling up again.

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=BMkqbY0oGKQ&amp;feature">http://youtube.com/watch?v=BMkqbY0oGKQ&amp;feature</a>

Plus download of a great mix from Mike Laurie.

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS featuring Ian McCullochSome Kind of Nothingness

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I really thought I might like this, but alas by my  third listen it had already began to induce the sort of mind fug  that if unchecked can quickly induce a coma.  Any doubts about the tracks merits were soon reduced to rubble when a colleague asked, appearing totally serious in intent and demeanour, “is that Robbie William’s latest single.” I of course scoffed and responded rather sniffily ‘Humph, (for that was his name) it’s the Manics and Ian McCulloch, actually.” –  But now, try as I might I just can’t shake that thought from my mind or indeed ears.  The strings, the overwrought gospel choir, the chorus, close your eyes and tell me you cant picture William’s gurning anthropoidic visage?  The video’s a bit dull too, it involves two  portly, middle aged blokes wandering about looking a bit   furtive as if  the missus is about to catch them sneaking off for a late afternoon dogging session. Eventually this aimless wayfaring  results in a climactic meeting upon the steps of Liverpool’s  St. George’s Hall which has all the appearance of being nothing more exciting than an illicit drug deal, yawn.  A shame they didn’t utilise mad Mac’s voice to better effect, never has a song title been so well chosen. Saying that I rather like the Manic’s latest album “Postcards From A Young Man’. This isn’t their best effort.

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Retro Track Of The Week

‘ShorleyWall’ By Ooberman

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=C3lTC-njReo">http://youtube.com/watch?v=C3lTC-njReo</a>

 


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

Discussion

  1. I am with you on 2 counts – first, The Horn The Hunt single is I think totally a revelation. I’ve just interviewed the band too
    And as for Warpaint, just seen them for the second time, and rally got it this time, added to which the album is killer

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