The incredible British jazz singer, Zara McFarlane, totally smashed it on Later… with Jools on BBC Two in the UK this week – as you can see for yourself in this YouTube video.
Performing You’ll Get Me In Trouble – taken from her new album If You Knew Her on Brownswood Recordings – Zara’s beautifully haunting voice is accompanied by only an acoustic guitar.
Spooky Black is apparently a 15 year old kid from St. Paul, Minnesota in the US. Regardless of what he looks like and what this music video looks like, I really, really like this track, Without You.
It’s a strange situation; this has gone practically viral – but on some sort of Susan Boyle type tip. He looks odd in his 90s get-up of roll-necks, chinos and do-rags, but has the voice of an angel. Now, I’m glad Susan Boyle never wore a do-rag, … [read more]
Toronto’s finest son, Jesse Futerman, is back with Hidden Basement; a ten-track release collecting tracks that were made around, and after, the period of time he released his ‘Basement’ EPs on our own Jus Like Music Records.
This release showcases a number of Jesse’s different styles, including some more uptempo house-style tracks, while some of it will definitely resonate with those familiar with the three previous EPs. It also includes two remixes, one by the mighty kidkanevil and one by Canadian du … [read more]
For Record Store Day 2014 – which arrives Saturday 20 April – First Word Records have put together a very special 7-inch record. As documented in the above video, Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau and kidkanevil were invited to Mr Thing‘s house to raid his record collection in order to create some beats, with the caveat that; Nothing Leaves The House.
The resulting four track 7-inch is something that all beat-heads should seek to add to their own collection, and it’s … [read more]
Record Store Day is in its seventh year of existence and although the sheen is rapidly wearing thin – largely because of major label re-issue madness – there will of course be plenty of excellent treats to pick up this year.
Our post is slightly London centric and we’re happy to inform you that the likes of; Sister Ray, Sounds of The Universe, BM, Phonica, If, Rough Trade (East AND West), Music & Video Exchange (Soho, Notting Hill and Greenwich) and Soul Brother will all … [read more]
Jesse Futerman returns once more to complete his trilogy of free digital EPs for Jus Like Music Records with his Exquisite Basement EP.
Following on from Super Basement and Fuse The Witches, the new EP, Exquisite Basement exudes a grown sound from Jesse. Commencing with the house-like ‘Trouble Man’ – a glimpse into his more uptempo material – the EP showcases that typical Futerman dusty, jazz breaks soulful sound, but with more body and soul than ever before.
In his own words; “Exquisite Basement … [read more]
Those thoroughly inventive and creative people at Bomb Shop have just released the inaugural issue of their new magazine, PAPERVAMPIRE. Issue 01 features articles about experimental music, visual art, photography, society, happenings of interest and modern phenomena including but not limited to hand-dryers, sports almanacs, Greek science funding, popular music of the Chinese diaspora, multivitamins, fighting, utensils, domestic hallucinogenics and trolling.
More specifically, the beautifully handcrafted 48-page magazine (made out of card, paper, cotton and ink) features; Sohrab, Maria Minerva, Hildur Gudnadottir… [read more]
Fresh off the press, Red Bull Studios presents the official video for Om Unit‘s track, Dark Sunrise, featuring Tamara Blessa. The track is from Om Unit’s third EP, Aeolian, which is out via the ever incredible Civil Music label later this month.
The vocals were part recorded at Red Bull Studios in London and the video was directed by Dan Hankinson. You can find out more about the video, and read an interview with Om Unit and Tamara Blessa, on … [read more]
The Shaolin Afronauts are a criminally underrated/recognised afrobeat group. Their debut album dropped last year on Freestyle Records and was nominated for an ARIA award in the world music category. The ARIAs are like the Australian GRAMMYs, for those who don’t know!
Anyway, The Shaolin Afronauts have a new album, Quest Under Capricorn, coming out in July, and the above video is live footage of them performing the track Winds Across Gayanamede, which is taken from said album. It’s absolutely stunning. A wonderful … [read more]