Down-tempo funky electronica. I got home the other day to find a small package on my doorstep – it turned out to be the album TNT by TNT Recordings. As the music was already on an actual physical disc (something rare in my house these days), I decided to first listen to this album in the car. What can I say? The album clearly starts as it means to go on. The first track The Theme From ‘Your Mammy’ is dark, dirty, and pretty … [read more]
Bel Auburn; leave your comparisons at the door. My advice anyway. I hate comparisons, although like I have said previously, we need them – at least for some frame of reference. Your frame of reference for Bel Auburn can be; the apparent label of indie rock and the promise of some tracks to sample.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll also know that I’m a bit fussy when it comes to rock music; some stuff does something for me, whilst rather … [read more]
Back once again with some tasty MySpace pages. Just to remind you all; all of the artists and groups I feature have one thing (at least) in common; all have had less than 10,000 page-views. If you know of any artists on MySpace, with less than that many page-views, that you think I should feature, please let me know. You can either email me to the address at the left, or send me a message and/or friends request (if you are an artist or band) … [read more]
August already?! That means it’s my Birthday soon… another year older, scary! Anyway, I have some treats for you – just some tracks I’ve been digging recently, either heard on the radio, stumbled across, or found via other peeps on the world wide web.
First up is a track by the Brisbane trio The Grates. I first heard this track on Triple J radio a month or so ago, but as ever it was one of those tracks I heard but never grabbed the … [read more]
Today I have a special edition of Unearthing MySpace Gems to share with you. Each of the five artists are from the New York label Palms Out Sounds. But before I get started, here’s a run down of how Unearthing MySpace Gems works; all of the artists and groups I feature have one thing (at least) in common; all have had less than 10,000 page-views. If you know of any artists on MySpace, with less than that many page-views, that you think I should feature, … [read more]
Have I got some treats for you today! Firstly though, reading the Slutty Fringe blog yesterday reminded me to tell you all bout something. Some will know already, but others need to know… Rappers Delight Club y’all! They’re a bunch of elementary school children from Maryland, USA. The kids are aged 5 to 12 and rap their little hearts out under the tutelage of a high school teacher. You have to check out their MySpace page, add them to your friends and then leave … [read more]
Open your mind, sit back, embrace and immerse…
Venetian Snares – Szamár Madár
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 3rd August.
This isn’t new, far from it, but I thought I’d share something that many of you might not ever have heard before. Venetian Snares pioneered the genre drill & bass, although it’s now more widely known as breakcore, or as … [read more]
What’s not appealing about that name?! It’s actually the name of a Swedish sort of electro punk dancehall group! Quite a blend of genres, I’m sure you’ll agree. These fellas are fine purveyor’s of energy, expelled through the medium of… music. Like many of this year’s “alternative-pop” acts, i.e. Lily Allen, Jamie T, Gotye, the Teddybears are sure to appeal to a wide demographic of listeners.
The Teddybears have been around in their native Sweden since the early 90s, and in their early days were … [read more]
Panic on the internet! Panic over, MySpace is back in full effect. What a bunch of dependent bastards we are! Anyway, and more importantly, it means I’ve been able to go back and fix Sunday’s Unearthing MySpace Gems article. So, please, please, please, go and check it out and give those artists the time they deserve. Now, on to the serious issue at hand, my review of The Outsider, the new album by DJ Shadow…
I’ve read, spoken, listened, and moaned – but I’ve … [read more]