Amy Winehouse is back… Back To Black. I’ve waited patiently for three years since 2003′s brilliant Frank, and now the time has come – alas this fine day I have a review for you. At just a month younger than my good self (23) Amy has already proved with Frank that her voice is mature beyond her young years, that strong and soulful jazz explosion – but three long years later, what’s different? Well…
Back To Black is eleven tracks long and kicks off … [read more]
Friday already?! Sorry for the total lack of posts this week, including the heinous crime of missing Sunday’s Unearthing MySpace Gems – promise I wont do it again. Anyway, how about TM Juke‘s new album Forward?! Heard it yet? It’s really good, although it took me two listens to arrive at that blunt conclusion. It’s different from Maps From The Wilderness but maintains the Juke funky style. Alice Russell features on one track again, but this new album also sees guest appearances from … [read more]
Are you familiar with the dublab podcast? They are your future roots connection, don’t you know?! Well, the URL to that podcast has been in the sidebar of this blog for some time now, but I mention dublab as two artists from there are working together to release the 11th incarnation in the Aim-Records Jukebox Series. Daedelus and Frosty are Adventure Time, and they are just about to drop Jukebox Series number 11 on 7″ vinyl. It contains the tracks We All Agree … [read more]
David Andrew Strackany is Paleo, a lo-fi indie folk musician on a mission. He has been performing on the road since Easter of this year and wont stop till Easter next year. But what makes this year long tour so special is the challenge Paleo has set himself; to record a new song every single day of the tour. The project is known as the Song Diary and will result in 365 songs being written, arranged, recorded, and then posted on the internet in … [read more]
The weekend is upon us all once more and I have for you my track of the week. Being in Australia can often mean we get certain things a little later than the rest of the western world, one such thing being the new Doctor Who series – and I mean the one with Christopher Eccleston! Anyway I think it is class, but one thing I think they should have done is use Orbital‘s version of the Doctor Who theme tune – missed opportunity! … [read more]
Nearly a month ago I brought you news of new Damien Rice material and shared his new track 9 Crimes from the upcoming album 9. Now I have two more new tracks from 9, and one at least might surprise you. To recap, 9 will be Damien Rice’s second full LP, after 2003′s O – this new album is due out 6th November and the full track listing can be found on last month’s blog entry.
So, the new tracks. First one is … [read more]
Back in July I featured a group called Days Before Television, as part of my Unearthing MySpace Gems feature – well now I’ve heard their full EP Angels on the Sidelines and I want to share my thoughts with you. To recap, Days Before Television are Gary and Aaron, two talented chaps from Lincoln, England. They create fantastic acoustic music, with such depth and feeling, so happy I was to see this EP land up on my doorstep.
The EP is seven tracks (24 … [read more]
As you are no doubt already aware, I have quite varied tastes at the best of times. The plus point to having diverse and eclectic tastes is that you get to hear so much great music, but the negative point is just simply trying to find the time to discover and listen to it all. I wouldn’t want it any other way though, and so today I bring you news of a new Nina Simone remix album. It’s being put out by Sony BMG Legacy … [read more]
This doesn’t exactly get much press here in Australia, but excuses aside, I forgot bout the DMC World DJ Finals that happened in September… doh. Anyway, I wont bore you with the extensive details – if you have no idea what I am talking about then check out this entry I wrote a while back, should explain all.
Anyway, I’ll cut to the chase; Netik from France won the solo event, he is the World Champ. The Battle For World Supremacy was won by Japan’s … [read more]