Thursday, 1 October 2009

New Mumford And Sons

Mumford and Sons have been performing a new track called 'Whispers in the Dark' during their current UK shows. This fan made video of the song was recorded during the band's recent show at the Thekla in Bristol.

Mumford and Sons debut album, 'Sigh No More', is released on October 5.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Bodebrixen @ The Old Blue Last, London - 22-09-09

Some people in East London need to learn how to smile, Bodebrixen were sent to teach them how. They are like Los Campesinos! on Alphabeat flavoured acid and tonight they are in full on party mood. The oh-too-serious, wrist slashing indie kids of the OBL don't know which way to look.

Mainly the musical output of two men, Aske Bode and Andreas Brixen, Bodebrixen flesh out to eight when performing live and they are squuezed onto the tiny stage alongside a multitude of balloons and other inflatables. The songs are unshamedly pop and happy as hell with most of the band holding their smiles in place for the full set.

Tracks such as 'Keychain' and 'Clock Radio' have that perfect sing-a-long pop angle that the Scandinavians do so well, and the formers Na na na na na na hook is repeatedly played on loop in our heads well into the next day. There is a definite naivete to Bodebrixen's music that is missing in most British acts, they play for the fun of it - not to look cool to their friends and possible conquests. And to be honest it makes for refreshing change.

The set is closed with confetti and the inflatables strewn across the room and smiles beaming across (most) peoples faces. East London might not be their target audience but Bodebrixen have won over at least a few of them tonight.

The set list was:

Suit Your Needs
Traditional Jazz
Clock Radio
Year Is Dying
Dead Man
Own Company

Bodebrixen's Myspace

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Washed Out - 'Feel It All Around' Fan Video

It feels like every other tweet I've read for the last couple of days has been raving about Washed Out, aka Ernest Greene of Perry, Georgia. So in order to join the love-in I thought I'd put up this fan made video of new single 'Feel It All Around'. It is all summery and laid back at a time when all we have to look forward to is dark nights and cold days.

Washed Out's Myspace

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Dizzee Rascal Goes Country And Western Bonkers

Dizzee Rascal is on this week's Jools Holland and performed this crazy, slide guitar version of 'Bonkers'. Next stop the Grand Ole Opry?

Everything Everything - MY KZ, UR BF (Portmanteau Remix)

Last week we had the brillaint video for new Everything Everything single 'MY KZ, UR BF' and now we have this rather trippy, electro remix from Portmanteau.

The single is officially released on October 5 via Young & Lost

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Graham Coxon - Dead Bees

The third single to be taken from Graham Coxon's brilliant album 'The Spinning Top' will be the track 'Dead Bees'.

It is backed by this quite frankly disturbing video which was directed by Chris Hopewell and sees a deranged, half dead bird scavenging across the forest floor.

The single is released on September 28 via Transgressive Records.

Nancy Elizabeth - Feet Of Courage

The latest offering from the Leaf Label's Nancy Elizabeth, 'Feet Of Courage' is a beautifully litlting affair. The video was filmed over two days at Portishead open air pool by Bafta winning artist Esther May Campbell and John Milton.

The single is out now and is take from the album 'Wrought Iron' (Out October 5), you can buy it here

Nancy's Myspace