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Likethis coming year will be a shaping one for Blake as he juggles his new role as an emerging mainstream artist with his already established life as an electronic producer. In a shortlist that included Hard-Fi My Kz Ur Bf (James Rutledge Instrumental Remix) - Various - Songs For Mimi : True Love Will Find You the Kaiser Chiefs, it was not particularly challenging to stand out as something ultimately refreshing from their contemporaries.
Starting life as a solo project for Brighton resident Ian Parton, their debut embraced a cut-and-paste aesthetic, plundering samples from a variety of different sources and combining them to create something new altogether.
By then, even to your own ears, it can feel almost like someone else has done it. But with a stronger emphasis on live instrumentation rather than sampling, it also stands as perhaps their most accessible record. I think that The Go! The last album was a bit fucking relentless. It was like someone poking you for My Kz Ur Bf (James Rutledge Instrumental Remix) - Various - Songs For Mimi : True Love Will Find You an hour!
Four years down the line, however, Rolling Blackouts picks up from where its predecessor may have faltered — and it hardly begins with a whimper. Such an opener reassures us that the band have not lost their swagger, drawing the listener into a globetrotting collection of songs, taking ideas from around the world and experimenting with unusual new instruments such as kalimbas and Omnichords.
You think about what kind of voice you would need to bring it to life and who you would imagine singing it, so you pull out all the stops to make it happen. But Ian is keen to point out that there was no geographical agenda when he first began writing. Team than first meets the ear. However, the prospect of an intensive touring schedule does not threaten to rid all six members of The Go! Team of their on-stage energy; swapping instruments and generally making a lot of noise.
Ninja treats it like a marathon. Her commitment is just ridiculous. Mystery Jets have been keeping rather quiet lately. Only having recently emerged from the studio after nine months of recording their third long player, the band have spent time road testing new material in Berlin, playing impromptu gigs in bedrooms and art spaces under various guises, turning up at whatever venue available. Lead singer, Blaine Harrison, recalls these unusual shows with fondness. We just wanted to play the songs before recording them to get an idea of their character and where they would stand amongst the others.
Playing with a different stupid made-up band name each night took the away the pressure really. In many ways, it was very liberating. Formed whilst still at school, Blaine and his father Henry, a former architect, began writing songs together along with guitarist William Rees. Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow - Golden Singers & Orchestra, The* - Kindergarten Playtime Songs a few shifts in the line-up and instrumental duties, Kai Fish joined on bass and Kapil Trivedi was recruited as a drummer.
It was inafter gaining notoriety for hosting a series of illegal gigs and parties on Eel Pie Island, a small chunk of land in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, that they were signed to Recordings and unleashed their debut, Making Dens the following year. A wildly eccentric, prog-infused record that quite clearly demonstrated their love for Syd Barrett, Making Dens featured perplexing tales of imaginary characters caught up in the complications of childhood, loneliness, unrequited love, and even unrequited love for transvestites.
However, Blaine insists the new record is a more mature effort. Soon to be touring Europe with Arctic Monkeys, they are as keen as ever to do the usual round of summer festivals. Gareth Campesinos! With a mission statement centrally covering sex, death and football, if new release Romance Is Boring does nothing else for Los Campesinos! Grave, and with a diminishing sense of geographical identity; the album focuses on figures drifting apart whilst living on the move, whether through the American South, Mexico or across the Alps and the Andes.
Along the way, relationships are enacted and dissolve in church pulpits, on front lawns, on the road, by the sea. The English septet formed in Cardiff insounding peppy, literate, and sweetly punk. With their first full-length Hold On Now, Youngsterfull of off-beat rhythms and dense wordy interplay between Gareth and Aleks, the band were bursting with vitality and ideas.
But despite all the giddy, skittering songs, there were always sad undercurrents present. It does, I'm sure. Some songs veer closer to the narrative than others, but the events unfolding in each song are relevant to where things end. So we wrote songs considering how they'd sit together on a record, and how they'd play a part in [both] the oral, and aural, story of the album. But the occasional turn of phrase serves as a reminder of a My Kz Ur Bf (James Rutledge Instrumental Remix) - Various - Songs For Mimi : True Love Will Find You visited repeatedly, floating in and out of focus, akin to those of The Sound And The Fury.
Death or considerations of it is persistent and pursues the cast despite the general assertion of their youth. I'd love to be in a mindset where I'm not plagued with morbid thoughts, I really would, but it's a lot more difficult to write a happy song that people like…there's much more of a consensus on what sadness is, than what happiness is, so, really, writing a sad song is a lot more of a banker.
No-one wants to see that happen to partners, even when the results yield a statement as compelling as Romance Is Boring. With an ethos that stays true to club music's function as floor filling party music as well as continually highlighting innovation and experimentation, Night Slugs has successfully surfed developing trends in UK bass music whilst boasting ridiculously fun line ups and parties. As with all such endeavours, it was only so long before the night made the leap into becoming a label.
Bok Bok's essential Sub. FM radio sets have always showcased a dizzying array of unreleased dubplates, many of which not just totally awesome, but also lingering in obscurity and label-less. With their first release the crew show themselves to be excellent selectors as well as party DJs, with Night Slugs 01 being headed up with the much hyped debut release from Mosca.
Square One's tell tale synth hook might ring some bells having spent the last few months being rinsed by every DJ worth their salt. Even more excitingly, the EP boasts a jaw droppingly good remix package from a laundry list of the UK's best rising stars. Bristol's own Julio Bashmore makes an appearance off the back of the Dirtybird released Um Bongo's Revenge, Roska continues his ubiquitous presence around every release worth owning and the Night Slugs guys both contribute their own rerubs.
A fairly essential purchase for any fans of remotely funky party music. And it doesn't end there either. Remarkably good producers in their own right, L Vis and Bok Bok have tons of devastatingly good dancefloor destroyers on the brink of release. MJ Cole's refit bolster's the original's haunting tribal stomp with some serious bass weight whilst TRG ups the groove with some of his textbook percussive Descânt - Za Duff - Descânt. A disorienting, rising and falling rainbow coloured synth line lends some psychedelic power to the funky template whilst Bubbz lends a few gurgled bars, fittingly about being too drunk to stand up straight.
At Numbers' ridiculous take over party at Fabric at the beginning of the month it got numerous airings in every room, its pretty nutso and looks set to really bring Bok Bok out of L Vis 's Diplo endorsed shadow. Simon Docherty View Full Article Everything Everything in their right place The multi-regional pop-bastardisers chat to Jon Bauckham of the great expectations placed upon them ahead of their debut.
Also there is this relationship sub-plot which was heavily influenced by R. The accolade, however, has sometimes proved to be a On The Trail - Various - Four Decades Of Jazz - A Musical History Of Xanadu rather than a blessing, with artists failing to live up to expectations. The exposure is nice, though these lists actually mean very little in reality.
Having recently signed a contract with Geffen, being a band in Manchester has certainly opened them up Minimoonstar (Shackleton Remix) - Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco EP Part 1 opportunities. Yet, with hype comes the inevitable journalistic practice of pigeonholing, something the band are highly cautious of.
Photoshop Handsome for example, itself a musical assault on vanity-imbued image manipulation, gives the band the green screen treatment and sees them under attack from a violent form of image manipulation themselves.
I think it became a mental hospital during WW1, and it was used afterwards by the Soviet Union. Apparently Hitler had been there.
We had this myth of abandoned buildings that we wanted to check out. Epigram Music Design by topwpthemes. Home Features Interviews Reviews Columns. Rolling with the blackout crew Jon Bauckham meets The Go! James Blake - James Blake. View Full Article. Rolling with the blackout crew. Jon Bauckham meets The Go! Soon, Rolling Blackouts will take to the road.
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Twee no more: Los Campesinos! All tracks on RIB are conceptually linked and form a loose narrative, but the scenes are staggered, almost adhering to the cut-and-paste technique. The scattered narrative is both an interesting ploy and a necessity, because the pace of RIB varies frantically. Night Slugs. Having run for just shy of two years, L-VisManara and Bok Bok's Night Slugs clubnight has charted the cutting edge of bass-heavy gutter music with admirable consistency.
Simon Docherty. Everything Everything in their right place. The multi-regional pop-bastardisers chat to Jon Bauckham of the great expectations placed upon them ahead of their debut. With members hailing from both Newcastle and Kent, Everything Everything formed when Jonathan met bassist Jeremy Pritchard at university in Manchester, recruiting old Aquaris / Let The Sunshine In - Engelbert Humperdinck - Engelbert Humperdinck friends Alex Niven and Michael Spearman to complete the line-up.
With so much expected of them this year, Everything Everything have modest ambitions. No need for alarm. Recording in these historically marked places led Oh No Ono to create a troubled landscape of their own, where stray vespers of thought marry into dreams of gravity-defying queens, gothic images of blood and bridges, of sleep and Sisyphus. Older Posts. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. Edited by Jon Bauckham music epigram. Twitter Updates Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter.
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