Label Synth-Me presents the debut album of the project Mangust, named ''No Room For Error''. Project was founded by Olga B. in the year 2012. She is known by the collaboration with the project C-Lekktor not only in Russia. Inspired by the space theme Olga is dreaming about the endless universe and unknown worlds, advising to the listeners to dive into eclectic electronic mix for the abstract electronics' fans.
01. I Am Thou 02. Highway To Nowhere 03. Go For U (From Future) 04. Back To Orion 05. Alone In The City 06. Black Feather 07. Send Me A Postcard (Shocking Blue Slowmotion Cover) 08. Los Perros Del Espacio 09. Sleepless (Weyland Lullaby) 10. So Hard, So Simple (Breathing Next To You) 11. Hope Is Eternal 12. Ping The Galaxy
Alex Zhang Hungtai, known by his stage name Dirty Beaches, is a Taiwanese-born Canadian lo-fi musician based in Montreal, Quebec.
Like Bo Diddley or minimalist synth provocateurs Suicide, Dirty Beaches’ compositions are not so much stripped down as refined to their essence. Drum loops, Hungtai’s croon, and the yearning melodies draped overtop belie as much a sense of haunting mystery as they do romanticism and wry humour.
Two Wounded Birds are back. And now, at long last, they will release their debut album, the self-titled Two Wounded Birds, and what a glorious debut it is! Not just a collection of songs, but a true album, well-rounded and fully formed.
It’s been a busy couple of years for the band: they have released an EP—2010′s well-received Keep Dreaming Baby—recorded a BBC session, played Glastonbury, released two singles with Moshi Moshi Recordings and toured extensively with the likes of my band The Drums, Grouplove and Black Lips
Tribes are a London-based indie band formed in Summer 2009, consisting of Johnny Lloyd, Dan White, Jim Cratchley and Miguel Demelo. For their sixth gig in June 2010, Tribes were asked to support the celebrated American band the Pixies at the London Troxy. Their 4-track debut EP, We Were Children, was released on 17 April 2011. Their debut single, “Sappho,” was made available for download on 11 July 2011.
San Cisco are from Fremantle in sunny Western Australia. On the weekends they love to go skateboarding, play Nintendo 64 and make a bit of indie pop on the side. Scarlett bangs the drums, Nick plays the electric bass, Jordi & Josh are the guys that play the guitars, write the songs and sing them.
San Cisco have spent the last year graduating high school, performing at some festivals and playing round town pretty much every weekend. They have also produced their first EP called Golden Revolver, which is set for release early 2011. Confident with stage presence & strong with vocals San Cisco continue to impress with their brand of upbeat summer pop.
Jordi says: “San Cisco is a place situated between reality & a dream state. It is kind of like a huge cauldron we put all out creative input into, mix it together to make a super explosion of fantastic, wild creations. This is San Cisco.”
General Fiasco: Based in Belfast. Annoying the Neighbours. Not the Australian ones. The band was formed by the Strathern brothers Owen and Enda and Shane Davey who met at St. Mary’s Grammar School Magherafelt. After Shane’s departure, he was replaced by Stephen “Leaky” Leacock who they met at Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. They formed General Fiasco in early 2007 and played their first gig at the Glasgowbury Festival near their home town on July 26th of that year. They soon supported bands such as The Wombats, One Night Only, The Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy, and played at Oxegen, Belsonic and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Their debut single Rebel Get By was released on 10 November 2008. In an interview Owen said how they got their name. “There were loads of names going about. Someone came up with General Music which no one really liked and I came up with Marley Jedrejak Fiasco. So it was just a combination of two terrible names. There was someone in my class at school called Jedrejak, I think they were Australian. I just thought it was a really cool name.”
John Jagos, the brain behind and sole member of Brothertiger, doesn’t aspire to be anything other than himself. His tunes are ostensibly “chillwave,” but with a sparkling melodic sense that sets them apart from other artists under that umbrella. Since the project’s beginning during Jagos’ freshman year at Ohio University, Brothertiger has developed a nuanced sound that attempts to blend the human and animal elements suggested by its name. As a live performer in the Athens house party scene, he’s gained a reputation for intense joyfulness. Recorded, his songs are more precious, with details and ideas that only reveal themselves with repeated listens. Buoyed by his voice - which contains both adult timbre and youthful disposition - Jagos’ songs combine layered, interweaving electronics with warm, satisfying melodies. He’s been releasing them at a fever pitch, earning favorable press from places like Pitchfork Media and the Fader while preparing his first full length less than two years after he began. Yet even with this gathering momentum, Brothertiger maintains a personal humility and unassuming nature that echoes the subtle exuberance of his music.
Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, United States in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.
Little Comets are a band from Newcastle whose musical style has been likened to Vampire Weekend , Using inopportune moments and a musical alphabet as deep as the sea, little comets are currently traversing a sextet of cities with nothing but shine in the apples of their eyes.
somehow soon this combination of pockets, testing, melody and treason will stumble across your path and leave an indelible mark deeper than hue, fingerprint or membrane on your story. raker. JenniferAdulteryOne Night In OctoberJoanna
Fanfarlo are an indie pop band which formed in 2006 in London, England. The band consists of Simon Balthazar (vocals, guitar, clarinet), Cathy Lucas (vocals, mandolin, violin, keyboards), Leon Beckenham (keyboards, trumpet), Justin Finch (bass, vocals) and Amos Memon (drums). Mark West (guitar, keyboards) left the band in 2008. The band’s name is a reference to Charles Baudelaire’s novella, “La Fanfarlo.” I'm a PilotThe Walls Are Coming DownFinish LineLuna
Milk White White Teeth hail from Leeds and formed in 2009, their rise has been nothing short of meteoric. Hot on the heels of rousing performances at Leeds and Reading festivals last summer, after only playing a handful of gigs, they recorded their first live session for Radio One with Huw Stephens at Maida Vale Studios. This coincided with the release of ‘Dance to The Radio - Volume 4x12" Compilation' which features Milk White White Teeth’s outstanding contribution, ‘The Calendar Will Crawl’.
This Summer saw their debut single, ‘Ingrid Won’t Smile’ hit the shelves courtesy of legendary tastemakers 'Too Pure' singles club. With Richard Formby (of Wild Beasts fame) on production duties it picked up some heavy praise, not least by The NME.
The winter of 2010 saw them release 'The Holy Trinity Ep,' through Facebook.
Just Handshakes (We're British) say about themselves: "We are Clara, Michael, Edward and Jim. We live in Leeds and play indie pop music. We've been lucky enough to support the Mystery Jets, Pete and the Pirates, Shout Out Louds and Still Corners. We have also performed a live session for Marc Riley and received airplay from Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson. We have just finished recording our debut album which will be out soon!"
The Lumineers are lead vocalist and guitarist Wesley Schultz, drummer Jeremiah Fraites and pianist/cellist Neyla Pekarek. The Ho Hey Songfacts reports that Schultz and Fraites were originally based in New York and started collaborating in 2002 after Fraites’ brother, Josh, who was also Schultz’s best friend died of an overdose. The pair began writing and performing to cope with their grief and they later relocated to Denver, where they met the classically trained Pekarek after advertising for a cellist.
A Denver, Colorado based group. The roots revival of the last few years has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve music—the kind that nods to tradition while setting off into uncharted territory. The Lumineers walk that line with an unerring gift for timeless melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. Ho HeyFlowers in Your HairSubmarinesStubborn Love
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is the solo moniker of former Oasis guitarist and lead song writer Noel Gallagher. The band originates from Manchester and includes former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Jeremy Stacey of The Lemon Trees and percussionist Lenny Castro. The band also varies guests on their debut album such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Wired Strings.
Since his split from Oasis in August 2009, many speculated that Gallagher might record a solo album. In July 2011, he held a press conference to confirm that this was the case, after denying rumours made by his brother, Liam Gallagher, that he had already heard the tracks featured. He also explained that he would be collaborating with Amorphous Androgynous for an album that is due for release in the summer of 2012.
“Winners of runs, losers in love” is the leitmotiv of Housse de Racket. It is first and foremost a smart, sport concept, a musical match between two childhood friends devoted to love and sport. Not sufficiently heavy weight to become high-level sportsmen, Pierre and Victor opted for high flying pop music.
Goodbye loneliness and heartache, hello polos, rackets and guitars - because rackets are also instruments with strings.
Of Monsters and Men are an indie folk band which formed in 2010 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The band consists of Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir (vocals, guitar), Ragnar Þórhallsson (vocals, guitar), Brynjar Leifsson (guitar), Kristján Páll Kristjánsson (bass), Árni Guðjónsson (keyboards, accordion) and Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson (drums). The band released their debut album “My Head Is an Animal” in September 2011. The album’s single “Little Talks” peaked at #1 in Iceland, and became successful in the United States after extensive airplay on Philadelphia rock station WRFF and subsequent word of mouth. In April 2012 the tune became their first entry on the US singles chart, when it entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #92.
Young the Giant is an alternative rock band which formed in Irvine, California, United States in 2004. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia (vocals, percussion), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and François Comtois (drums). The band’s name is purposefully nonsensical; Gadhia explained it as a “leftfield idea” meant to evoke curiosity.
The band released their debut self-titled album, Young the Giant, on 25 January 2011, which was preceded by a digital-only release in October 2010 Cough SyrupMy BodyApartmentI Got
Everything Everything are based in Manchester, hailing originally from the Newcastle/Northumberland area, as well as Kent. According to the My Kz Ur BF Songfacts, the band was formed by frontman Jonathan (all surnames of the band members are fortuitously, “Everything”) in 2007 with friends from school and university.
Influences include: Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Smiths, Ezra Pound, Steve Reich and Destiny’s Child.
Basically, just insert Bear Grylls Biography here.
Since forming in spring 2009, Dry the River have toured extensively in the UK and Europe promoting their “careful mix of emotive, lilting folk and upbeat, impassioned rock’… NME.
Based in a shared two-bedroom house in Stratford, east London, the five came together via circuitous geographical and musical routes. Musically the back-history is no less varied, with the band citing an esoteric list of influences - Leonard Cohen, At the Drive-In, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, Neutral Milk Hotel , Bruce Springsteen and Devendra Banhart.
Japandroids is a Canadian rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia. The group consists of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals). Formed in 2006, Japandroids rose to prominence in 2009 following the release of their debut album Post-Nothing. The group toured extensively throughout 2009-2010, earning praise for their extremely energetic live performances. Fire's HighwayThe House That Heaven BuiltThe Nights of Wine and Roses
Bonobo;Simon Green was born and grew up in rural Hampshire, escaping to Brighton aged eighteen. There he fell into the jazz/hip hop/funk/soul scene centred around Rob Luis and nights like phonic:hoop. An accomplished musician as a teenager, he began producing his own tracks, pushing at the template established in the sweaty little venues studding the Lanes.
Green’s first release came on Luis’ label, Tru Thoughts, when his track “Terrapin” was included on the compilation “When Shapes Join Together” in 1999. His debut album, “Animal Magic” followed the next year, completely self-produced and largely self-played, too. Hailed as one of the “new downtempo pioneers,” Green found himself attracting the attention of other labels and eventually signed to Ninja Tune.
Toss some indie, folk, post-rock, and ambient in a blender and set to awesome. In August 2008, Kunek announced via their Myspace that Kunek will live on only through their fantastic but lone album, Flight of the Flynns. Five members of Kunek have transferred to a new band under the Other Lives moniker. The debut album from the Stillwater, Oklahoma band is finished as of August 2008, produced by Joey Waronker (Beck, REM) and will be released via TBD records (Radiohead, Underworld). Their sophomore album, Tamer Animals, was released in May 2011 on TBD records.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band is a tight-knit aggregation of musicians and artists from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. At the center of it is Daniel Collás, the Witch Doctor, and Sean Marquand, the Medicine Man; who, after years of searching and contemplation, through live performance and the manipulation of recorded music, have finally succeeded in assembling the personification of their holy vision: Patrick Wood, Nicholas Movshon, Luke O’Malley, Laura Marin, Quinn Luke, and Joan Tick, enhanced by the remarkable talents of Aurelio Valle, Carol C, Jaleel Bunton, Bart Davenport, Jon Spencer, and Lady Tigra, among carefully chosen others.
Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide. Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.
Founded in 2008, the band can already enter some considerable successes. Their video «Off your beaten tracks» was shown on several international Festivals, the band played concerts in Berlin, Budapest, Zagreb, Vienna and Istanbul, in 2010 they rocked at the legendary Gurtenfestival and actually they‘re Song «run, run, run!» is played in cinemas allover Germany, Austria and Switzerland, because it was selected for the soundtrack of «das Leben ist zu lang (Life is too long)» – the new film by the German director Dani Levy.
Their new album, released on March 30th 2012, is available here.
Imagine Dragons was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. After winning four back-to-back battles of the bands, the band entered the studio for the first time in 2009. They released two EPs titled Imagine Dragons EP and Hell and Silence EP (mixed in part by Mark Needham) in 2010, both recorded at Battle Born Studios. Shortly, they were invited to fill in for Train at the 13th annual Bite of Las Vegas food and music festival.
Mike Hadreas, also known as Perfume Genius is a singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington, US. Perfume Genius began when he moved from New York to his mother’s home in Everett, WA. In these relatively isolated conditions, Hadreas felt a compulsion to make music and began composing fragile yet brutally honest songs on the piano. By 2008 he had set up a MySpace page and began offering his music there, along with similarly spare and evocative homemade music videos.
Dot Hacker is an experimental rock band from California formed in 2008 by Josh Klinghoffer, before joining Red Hot Chili Peppers as guitarist in 2009. Klinghoffer is the band's songwriter, lead singer, guitarist and also plays piano. Members of this band were in the touring incarnation of Gnarls Barkley. Before 2012 they have only released four songs: "Order/Disorder" and "Eye Opener" via the official website, "Neon Arrow" via their MySpace, and "Inhibition" which was played on Bob Forrest's radio show on the California based station Indie 103.1 on 15 June 2011, where Josh was his guest.
Cloud Nothings is an indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. Dylan Baldi started Cloud Nothings as a way to amuse himself between classes at Case Western Reserve University in 2009. The first batch of Cloud Nothings songs, including the blogosphere favorite “Hey Cool Kid” (available on the 2010 compilation “Turning On”), was recorded on a computer in the basement of Baldi’s home in Westlake, OH. A concert promoter who invited Cloud Nothings to play a gig in New York City in December 2009 prompted Baldi to hastily assemble a real band and drop out of college to focus on his music full-time.Baldi recorded the second Cloud Nothings album (2010’s Self Titled) in Baltimore with producer Chester Gwazda.The Cloud Nothings third album, Attack On Memory, was released in January 2012.
Todo aquel que me conozca sabrá lo importantes que fueron Kaiser Chiefs y Second durante mi adolescencia. Fueron los primeros grupos, extranjero y español, de los que me hice fan, y todavía dura hasta día de hoy. Por ello, este concierto era tan especial para mí. Tal vez la crónica tenga un exceso de fangirlismo, pero para ser sincera, no tengo intención ninguna de ser objetiva en ella.
Llegamos a Murcia casi a las 4 de la tarde, y después de descargar en el hotel, marchamos hacia la Plaza de Toros. Yo me esperaba cola, pero no había nadie, y hasta las 6 de la tarde no empezaron a aparecer los primeros asistentes. Como todavía no teníamos las entradas en nuestro poder (esto de que sólo se vendiesen en Murcia y nos las tuviesen que comprar no me gustó nada) y hasta las 7:40 no nos las trajeron, nos tuvimos que conformar viendo desde fuera cómo la gente entraba y entraba. Pero cuando por fin pudimos pasar, nos sorprendió que tampoco había tanta gente dentro... ¡incluso pudimos pillar primera fila! (eso sí, en el lateral izquierdo, justo delante de los altavoces).
A las 8 de la tarde, puntualidad al poder, abrieron el concierto el grupo Nipples!, completamente desconocidos para mí. No pegaban mucho con el del resto de grupos de la noche, era más metalero... muy intenso. Sí, al principio me gustaron, pero como ese estilo la verdad es que no me va mucho, el resto de canciones me resultaron muy parecidas. Y teniendo en cuenta la posición en la que estábamos, nuestros oídos sufrieron bastante. Que no quiero decir que fuesen malos, ni mucho menos, solamente que no era lo que me esperaba. Destacar que se atrevieron con el Killing in the Name que todos conocíamos.
Un poco antes de las 9 les tocó el turno a Supersubmarina, a los que veía por segunda vez, después de aquélla en Burjassot. Y la verdad es que se nota el cambio que han dado en estos dos años, tanto en el sentido musical y como en el del público que les acompaña. Tocaron canciones de Electroviral y Realimentación, y todos los asistentes cantábamos con ellos. Era el último concierto de la gira, nos lo recordaron. Les esperaremos a su vuelta.
Entonces una pareja que estaba a nuestra derecha se marcharon (¿¡pero si queda lo mejor!?) y me faltó tiempo para ocupar sus sitios. Nuestra nueva situación estaba mucho más centrada en el escenario y abandonamos los altavoces que nos estaban dejando sordas.
Cuando ya no me fijaba en la hora que era (la euforia y los nervios es lo que tienen), salieron al escenario Second. ¿Desde hace cuántos años los conozco? Desde 2004. ¿Cuántas veces los he visto en concierto? Si no contamos el acústico aquel de la Fnac en abril, ninguna. Ya tocaba. Y qué mejor oportunidad que verles en su tierra, en Murcia. Grandes, muy grandes, en serio, dándolo todo, superenérgicos. El concierto (corto corto) se basó en sus últimos dos discos, haciendo una excepción con Invisible. Piel de gallina, recuerdos de adolescencia. Lástima que haya desaparecido la fecha que tenían en Valencia.
Y entonces, vino lo gordo. Lo mejor de lo mejor. Mi grupo favorito desde que los conocí con 15 años. Kaiser Chiefs. Aparecieron y ya fui feliz. Abrieron el concierto con Everyday I Love You Less and Less, empezaron fuertes. Pero es quedarse corta decir que "empezaron fuertes", porque el resto del concierto fue igual. Temazo tras temazo, no se dejaron un sólo hit en el bolsillo. Lo dieron todo. Con la de conciertos en los que he estado, y he de admitir que jamás había visto algo tan enérgico. Ricky corriendo de un lado al otro del escenario, saltando, bajando al público y lanzándose a él (maldito lado derecho, ¡ya se podía haber acercado más a dónde estábamos!), cantando toda Kinda Girl You Are pegado a la cámara (vimos la canción entera a través de las pantallas), subiéndose por los laterales del escenario en Take My Temperature... todo un show. Esto es lo que quiero yo cuando voy a un concierto. Y ellos me lo dieron. Maravillosa Man On Mars cantada por Nick y emoción con Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning), de lo más bonito que he escuchado en mucho tiempo. Y enloquecimiento general durante la mayor parte del concierto. 17 canciones, alrededor de hora veinte minutos. Y se fueron. Ya espero con ansias la siguiente vez que les pueda ver, porque estoy segura que esta no va a ser la única. No pude conseguir la baqueta, al menos he vuelto a casa con un setlist.
¡Y no llovió!
(La mitad de los videos están grabados con la cámara, cuyo sonido es pésimo; y la otra mitad con el movil, con una calidad de imagen un tanto dudosa).