August 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Marina & the diamonds just premiered her new single ‘Radioactive’ on Radio 1, and the accompanying video on her official site.
Marina had already said this single would be different to her previous material, and well…it is. It’s electro-pop at it’s best, and has much more of a dance feel than anything on The Family Jewels. In true Marina style though, the lyrics reference heartbreak and emotional turmoil…perfect.
June 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Memory Tapes’ second album Player Piano is set to be released in just a few weeks on July 4th. Having absolutely adored debut album Seek Magic (and being lucky enough to attend Dayve Hawk’s first live gig as Memory Tapes) I am excitedly awaiting this new release. To tide us all over until then, here’s the new video for a track taken from Player Piano entitled ‘Yes I Know’.
Beautiful yet eerie, the video will hold you captivated throughout. The scenes takes in misty street vistas and a man who disappears right before your eyes. The rolling camera work evokes the sense that you’re in someone else’s head, taking a trip with them as they travel through streets and towns. The last scene, where a flock of birds spell out the word ‘Gone’ as the disappearing man vanishes completely, is stunningly beautiful. Highly impressive work from director Eric Epstein and director of photography Aaron Epstein.
June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Robyn just released the video for the latest single from Body Talk, ‘Call Your Girlfriend’. It’s simple yet fantastic, showcasing Robyn’s enviable dance skills as she throws herself around an empty warehouse that fills with lights, transforming a dull empty space into the electric atmosphere that Robyn creates at every one of her shows. It’s one shot, all the way through, a 03:31 slice of energy and passion.
May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Anyone uttering criticisms of this video clearly has neither eyes in their head nor blood in their veins.
(P.S. Criticisms of use of animals could possibly be allowed, although I’m sure B-town treated them lovingly)
March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
If there’s one good thing about my quest to carve out a musical related career (a quest that is otherwise depressing, disheartening and bankrupting) it’s that I’m hungrier than ever to hear new music. Researching companies leads me to all kinds of new sounds, as I try to familiarise myself with the bands that I one day hope to be working with (a girl can but dream). Case in point: today I applied for work experience at a PR company and ended up falling slightly in love with a track by a band called Video Villains.
Video Villain’s MySpace describes them as ‘Club/Industrial/Punk’, but honestly I think this is downright dirty pop music. It’s a heavy, gritty pop, with elements of all the things they label themselves as, but with killer chant-like vocals and drums that could have been taken straight from Britney’s (amazing) single ‘Circus’. Take that song, mix with a little Daft Punk, a little Shiny Toy Guns (circa We Are Pilots), and you have ‘Fearless’. Listen below, the track is available to buy on iTunes here. You can also watch the pretty mental video below, it reminds me of True Blood when that hot mental lady starting possessing everyone….
February 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
This song is perfection. I’ve had it on constant repeat, and now the video has been released to make this Valentine’s Day almost bearable WHAAAAAT? A lovely gift from Young Turks, who are releasing the single today. Buy it on 7″ heart shaped vinyl here.
Jessie and Sampha have also put together this Valentine’s mix for The Fader, featuring tracks from Bill Withers, Royksopp, Actress and N.E.R.D. These two have MADE my February 14th!! Download the mixtape below.
February 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
I recently recommended MEN’s album Talk About Body, below you can see the new video for ‘Who Am I’, one of my favourite tracks from the record. It’s FUNNY, I expect lolfaces to be provoked. And if you don’t know what LOLFACE is, get out of my kitchen.