I’d never listened to Planningtorock before until this morning. I followed a link to a strange video then I found a weird remix of Telepathe and both of them are ending up here. In short, Planningtorock is one Berlin-based Janine Rostron – singer, songwriter, composer, producer and videographer. She strikes me as akin to a… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2009

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Of all the musically-challenged groups to appear over the last few years, The Horrors were perhaps one of the most offensive. Their cartoonish style and unfathomable NME support were laughable to me. This band were generally annoying. Even an attempt at reaching for greatness by working with Chris Cunningham on the video for ‘Sheena Was… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2009

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Flight of the (rubber)bandits

If you’ve been watching the (frankly going downhill rapid) second series of Flight of the Conchords you may have come across this song in the fifth episode which was directed by Michel Gondry. You may also have noticed this comedy song is very similar in sentiment to the Limerick messers’ Rubberbandits comedy club anthem ‘Too… Read more »

Posted on February 26th, 2009

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“Beyond the Horizoooooone” I don’t think this was meant to be so intentionally funny. Zander or Zoolander? I don’t know what was more inspirational – Zander running with the children in slo-motion or Zander feeding the goats? Press release blurb: Leave it to a talent like Zander Bleck to use his entrepreneurial skills, model looks,… Read more »

Posted on February 18th, 2009

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One of the best TV presenters in America interviewed one of the best (OK, best) Williamsburg, New York band going. Colbert excels in an interview where he asks “Your previous album was called Return to Cookie Mountain. Kyp, Why would you ever leave Cookie Mountain? It sounds delicious!” TV on the Radio – “So much… Read more »

Posted on February 12th, 2009

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