1 jan 2014, 11:38 av furlongthedog
31 dec 2012, 17:23 av marco78trainAnother wonderful year in music. Not sure yet which of these are true classics, but I've heard a lot of very good records this year (and still counting). Here are my 30 favorites.
(1-10 in alphabetical order)
Egyptian wrinkle - Boy Friend
Kill for love - Chromatics
Wild peace - Echo Lake
The lion’s roar - First Aid Kit
Save the youth - Giana Factory
Held - Holy Other
Voyageur - Kathleen Edwards
Foe - Man Without Country
Nocturne - Wild Nothing
Coexist - The xx
(11-20 in alphabetical order)
The only place - Best Coast
Bang bang boom boom - Beth Hart
Manifest! - Friends
Ekstasis - Julia Holter
Highwire poetry - Karin Park
Ah! - Linnea Olsson
The slideshow effect - Memoryhouse
One second of love - Nite Jewel
Tramp - Sharon Van Etten
In between - Young Prisms
(21-30 in alphabetical order)
Bloom - Beach House
Sugaring season - Beth Orton
(iii) - Crystal Castles
In the time of gods - Dar Williams
Interstellar - Frankie Rose
Sees the light - La Sera
Lucifer - Peaking Lights
12 okt 2012, 17:12 av AntDThe Libertines are and probably always will be my favourite band, they, in my eyes at least have the perfect mix of catchy tunes and meaningful lyrics something that it saddens me to say has never been recreated by either Doherty or Barat since the band split in 2004. The 2010 Reading performance was a wonderful moment but I would guess that it signalled a final end rather than a new beginning for the band.
Anyway none of that was particularly relevant to what I am writing this for; October 14th 2012 marks exactly 10 years since the release of the Libertine's debut album and my favourite album of all time, Up the Bracket. As a tribute the NME has released an album of covers of every track by various artists from up and comers such as Birmingham's PEACE to more seasoned professionals such as The Charlatan's Tim Burgess. As Up The Bracket is closest thing I have ever come across to a 10/10 album I feel the urge to review this remake to find out whether or not it honours or insults the original piece.
14 nov 2011, 19:14 av rattlebag***Stop Press*** The winner is Ryan Adams– Heartbreaker
Voting is now open for the December LP group listening session on Twitter. This month's theme is " Solo Projects From Band Members."
This will involve anyone who fancies it listening to the same album on Twitter at the same time and having a bit of a natter.
Send five votes to @Lpgrp from the list before Midnight on Sunday 20th November 2011. The number only will do. You are unable to vote for an album you nominated.
Please send a Direct Message or a Mention.
Please send all of your comments to @LPGrp. This will hopefully clear the clutter from your timelines for your followers.
To follow the session search @LPGrp
Everyone is welcome!
The winner will be announced on Monday 21st November 2011
The session will take place at 9pm on Sunday 4th December
As there was a draw last month we are having a bonus session on Sunday 20th November. The album is Various Artists– [album artist=Various Artists]Lost in Translation
15 jun 2011, 14:24 av TheBigMixThis Saturday, the smart money says head down to Macmillan’s Big Mix festival in Shoreditch where over 80 acts, including Newton Faulkner, Clare Maguire and CocknBullKid, will be performing across 10 venues.
The one day metropolitan music festival, which runs from midday until late, features everything from unplugged acoustic rooftop performances at the Queen of Hoxton to late night DJ sets at the Light Bar. Taking over Rich Mix, a line-up including the folktronic James Yuill, retro-inspired girl group The Pipettes, the Treetop Flyers ahead of their Glasto performance and will be the perfect way to see the evening in.
Over at The Light Bar, DJ sets from the likes of BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess and Zero 7’s Sam Hardaker take the tempo up a notch.
Expect the Rufus to come down at comedy venue Concrete when moustacheod Celebrity Juice star Rufus Hound leads the way amongst his comic compadres Kevin Eldon, Diane Spencer…
26 maj 2011, 18:05 av TheBigMixMacmillan’s Big Mix is proud to announce that CocknBullKid, The Pipettes and Frankmusik (DJ) are the latest acts to sign up to the one day metropolitan music festival on Saturday 18 June.
Street-tough electro-popper CocknBullKid will be bringing her feisty-yet-funny tunes to the same Rich Mix stage as the cheeky retro-inspired girl group The Pipettes. The Shoreditch venue will also play host to Brit-nominated guitar hero Newton Faulkner; voice of 2011 Clare Maguire and the folk rockin' Treetop Flyers, as well as a handpicked selection of some of the best new sounds around.
Over at The Light Bar, DJ sets are the order of the day with the likes of BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess, Zero 7’s Sam Hardaker, Frankmusik and production whiz kid Duff Disco on the decks.
For those looking for an unplugged ambient experience, the rooftop bar at the Queen of Hoxton will be the perfect place to kick back and relax for an afternoon of acoustic sets followed up with a Silent Disco.
18 maj 2011, 07:38 av TheBigMixPopular Brit acoustic star signs up as Xfm’s John Kennedy launches the Big Mix up and coming band competition.
Brit-nominated acoustic guitar hero Newton Faulkner is the latest star to grace the line-up of Macmillan’s Big Mix festival in Shoreditch on Saturday 18 June.
The flame haired dread-head will be wowing crowds with his folk genius and spell-binding hits such as ‘Dream Catch Me’- the likes of which helped bag him the UK number one album slot with his debut Hand Built by Robots.
Newton said: “I’m really looking forward to performing at Macmillan’s Big Mix – I’m hoping to have a surprise guest join me too. It’s going to be excellent. Get your tickets, support this great charity, and I’ll see you there!”
Also taking to the stages of the E1 festival will be voice of 2011 Clare Maguire, BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman on the decks, The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess, the folk rockin' Treetop Flyers, a DJ set from Zero 7’s Sam Hardaker and Guilty Pleasures…
29 okt 2010, 16:36 av tom_jones3842:54
A Tribe Called Quest
Africa Express - Gulp, Noisettes, Damon Albarn, Carl Barat, The Bots, Gruff Rhys, Baaba Maal, Fatoumata Diawara, Nick Zinner, John McClure, Amadou, Bassekou Kouyate, Krar Collective, Rokia Traore, Kyla La Grange, Marques Toliver, Jupiter & Okwess International, Jack Steadman.
And So I Watch You From Afar
Anna Calvi (x2)
Arcade Fire (x3)
Arctic Monkeys (x7)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Avi Buffalo (x2)
Band of Horses
Bat for Lashes
Beady Eye (x2)
Big Audio Dynamite
Big Deal (x4)
Billy Bragg (x2)
Bloc Party (x4)
Bombay Bicycle Club (x3)
British Sea Power (x9)
Carl Barat (x3)
Cate le Bon (x6)
Cee Lo Green
Chain Of Flowers (x2)
1 jun 2010, 22:20 av offset_festivalAfter launching to critical acclaim in 2008, Offset Festival returns to Hainault Forest on September 4-5th 2010 - a beautiful woodland location just 30 minutes from London (on the tube!)
The event will continue to join the dots between cutting-edge new bands and their influences; with 8 stages, 200 artists and a line-up that offers a compelling alternative to any other UK festival.
£29 / SINGLE DAY TICKET £55 / FULL WEEKEND TICKET £65 / WEEKEND WITH CAMPING
Tickets available to buy now from: http://www.offsetfestival.co.uk/tickets
The lineup so far
These New Puritans
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
CHARLES DE GOAL
Shit And Shine
Electricity In Our Homes
Death In Plains
Blue On Blue
Late of the Pier SoundSystem
13 apr 2010, 19:56 av amodelofcontrolBack in the mists of time (in other words, back in 2009), I did a rundown of - according to me - the best songs and albums of the past decade, and then followed it up with similar treatment of the 90s. Although, I only ever got the best songs done. So, in an effort to actually complete something I've started, here is the first part of my top 100 albums of the 90s. This was a really, really tough list to compile - and indeed, I've still not finished the remainder of it yet. To keep it to one hundred albums, I set one simple rule - each artist would only feature once. This has of course meant that a few obvious albums may be missing, and indeed there are a few others I had to cull too, as even with one album per artist I still had a "shortlist" nearing 150.
In addition, with the exception of one artist, there is a Spotify playlist to accompany these twenty, and subsequent parts of this will follow the same pattern.
Kill II This