If I had to pick one artist as “one to watch” for this year, it would most definitely be Marina and the Diamonds. I’ve only heard five of her songs but every one has a unique charm and a propulsion towards something magnificent. I bought her debut 7″ from Pure Groove and it came signed…. Read more »
Ah shit. Come on, I keep trying to not post any more music videos but they keep getting my attention. Like this Sinead O Connor-esque B&W video. Go Lykke, shed those tears, it’s your birthday, it’s your birthday.
Kanye leaked this track and you can see why. It’s a bit of a stylistic departure for the Swedish band but then again, if you consider a whistled hook a gimmick, then you could say the same trick is employed here with a gang of cute kids. I’m liking this a lot have to say…. Read more »
Neon Gold Records had already got my attention by releasing my number two tune of the year, so it’s with great pleasure to say that their second release is also a bit of a stonker, albeit a different kind of stonk. It’s by Marina and The Diamonds, a Kate Bush-esque character from Wales via Ancient… Read more »
Go forth to discover and listen to Nialler9’s 50 best tunes of the year.. 50. Deastro – Light powered 49. Kanye West – Heartless 48. Geiom – Reminissin’ (Skream remix) 47. The Vinny Club – Duke (Throw the Damn Towel) 46. Beck – Gamma Ray 45. The Very Best – Dinosaur on the Ark 44…. Read more »
I’ve had Animal Collective‘s ninth album Merriweather Post Pavilion in my possession for the last 48 hours for reviewing purposes. It’s easy to see why videos like this appear. AC are one of the most original, singular band entities around, a musical law onto themselves and with MPP they’ve broadened their musical palette considerably. Anyone… Read more »
The supremely talented beatbox MC Beardyman is playing tonight at the Twisted Pepper and judging by his latest set in Cargo, London it’s going to be amazing. During the 8-part video set he takes requests from the crowd and using a loop station does some incredible things with his voice including some drum and bass,… Read more »
I really hope this girl is massive next year. She was a sparsely attended highlight at Electric Picnic. Here’s her new video. She plays as part of the Bestival Reunion on the 14th November in Crawdaddy. http://www.myspace.com/florenceandthemachinemusic
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“You can’t judge me on this because it’s a reflection of my heart and soul. It’s like judging a grandmother’s love. Can you judge a grandmother’s love by giving it 2.5 mics, or saying that it only sold a million?”–Kanye West, directly after the first unveiling of Heartbreak & 808s Master Jeff Weiss was at… Read more »
Did you enjoy ‘Paris is Burning’ from our most recent Podcast by New Zealand’s Ladyhawke? Hmmm, Yes? Then you may be interested in this 8 minute album megamix. The album is ’80s electro-pop in parts if you’re into that kind of thing. Now, I’m looking forward to listening to Annie’s new album. Ladyhawke – Album… Read more »
Richie Egan has bestowed upon us his inspired cover of that seminal 1982 paean ‘Africa’ which he recorded last week. The thing I remember most about Toto are their striking album covers. Toto IV was my favourite cover and that’s the album that ‘Africa’ resides on. As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the… Read more »
This is the soundtrack to your weekend. Whether that is driving down to the Picnic or ignoring the crowds and finding fun elsewhere, this is the upbeat podcast to have at your disposal. Aoife presents. nialler9 Podcast #18 – August 2008 (MP3) Podcast #18 -Tracklisting The Human League – Love Action [Dare] Roots Manuva –… Read more »