A collection of music videos of interest which arrived in the last few days.. Tanlines – ‘Not The Same’ Tanlines’ new one for ‘Not The Same’ has the pair playing every instrument live that they played on the recording of the song that featured on Mixed Emotions. Of course, the only way to do that… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2012

Tags:

Artists: , , , , , , ,

This year was my fourth South By South West and before I left for Austin, I was apprehensive about the festival’s status as a relevant music event in its 26th year. Over 2,000 bands visit the Texas capital to try and advance their careers and I wondered why they bothered anymore? Was there actually worth… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2012

Tags:

Artists: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh teams up with Adult Swim for the a music video from Tanlines‘ new album Mixed Emotions. While my internal jury is still very much out on the album (sounding like The Killers early demo is not a good look), Tanlines’ live show is heavy on the tropical dance pop… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2012

Tags:

Artists:

In which I invent a new word, Aoife and I talk about Azealia Banks (that’s her above drawn by 400 Facts), why Grimes reminds me of Opus III, why Chairlift are great, Twitter fights with Zomby, Icelandic intentions and pronunciations, a load of brilliant Irish electronica and some Shangaan electro. Azealia Banks Artwork by 400… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2012

Tags:

Artists: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Calypso electronic pop band Tanlines were one of my favourite musical discoveries of 2010. Their Settings EP was a constant, ‘Real Life’ is still regularly played at DJ sets and a subsequent collection of material Volume On tied up their recordings so far into a two disc collection. Great news for me today so. Tanlines… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2012

Tags:

Artists:

tanlines

One of my favourite musical discoveries of 2010, Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm aka Tanlines release a 2 disc compilation of all of their work so far, serving as a salivating precursor to the band’s debut album in 2011. The tracklisting consists of their excellent Settings EP, remixes, deleted singles and new stuff. You can… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2010

Tags:

Artists: , ,

Dave Rawkblog’s 2010 Bands You Can Ignore list is a fine example of blog aggravation. Containing a list of 2010 bands you don’t need to hear before making a year-end list, it was bound to stir up some strong opinion. There are certainly a few bands on that list that personally I’d never tell you… Read more »

Posted on October 26th, 2010

Tags:

Artists: , , , , ,

Tory Y Moi

A mammoth day in which I caught a lot of bands. Here are the highlights of the Friday from Austin. Local Natives One of last year’s breakout hits of SXSW, this year the LA harmony-heavy indie band returned to the place where everyone knew who they were and wanted to see them again. In that… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2010

Tags:

Artists: , , , , , , , , ,

pantha du prince

This weekly chart consists of 10 of my favourite tunes right now including remixes by Caribou of Oh No Ono, Four Tet of Pantha Du Prince, Astronomer of Glasser and Mount Kimbie of Foals. It jsut worked out that way this week. Also, nods to the new brilliant Gorillaz album, Cults, Tanlines, The National, Solar… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2010

Tags:

Artists: , , , , , , ,

tanlines

Alan from State has been telling me to check out Tanlines lately and I’m glad I finally did. The tune that got me was ‘Real Life’ – an African/samba-influenced jam with heavy percussion and reverberating bass. They are on my list for SXSW for sure. I bought their EP, Settings from eMusic. They’ve also got… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2010

Tags:

Artists: , ,