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.
THE HORN, THE HUNT-‘ Raptor’
‘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’
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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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.
‘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 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 ;)
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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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.
Plus download of a great mix from Mike Laurie.
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MANIC STREET PREACHERS featuring Ian McCulloch – Some Kind of Nothingness
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.
Retro Track Of The Week
‘ShorleyWall’ By Ooberman