This week’s pick of the new releases is our first ever to come from Italy… …and other than that our information is a little patchy. What we do know is that Cosmo is the one-man project of Marco Bianchi who was and probably still is a member of the Italian indie band Drink To Me (new to us) who, like Cosmo, are currently plying their trade through 42 Records (a new label on our radar). ‘Le Voci’ (The Voices) is the first single to be taken from a forthcoming album (don’t know the title yet) and is a deliciously odd Read more »
The Argentinean rock band Soda Stereo was the soundtrack for generations in the 80´s and 90´s all throughout Latin America, they were Latin rock´s first mega stars. Formed by guitarist/vocalist and Argentinean legend Gustavo Cerati (he deserves a solo post at some point), bass player Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti on drums, the band was founded in 1982 and were clearly influenced by new wave music and bands like The Police, Television, Talking Heads and The Cure. This last band can be seen in their look, heard in their music and some people even considered Soda (as fans affectionately referred to them) a Read more »
Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk festival in Rhode Island, Bob Dylan played there successfully in 1963 and 1964, so no one expected what happened on July 25th, 1965. Mr. Tambourine Man (Live at the Newport Folk Festival. 1964) The Newport Folk Festival is a mainly folk oriented festival in Newport, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1959 as counterpart to the famous Newport Jazz Festival and it still going on strong today. In 1963 and 1964 Bob Dylan was a most popular draw playing to hugely appreciative audiences everywhere, but that was not the case for his performance in 1965. Read more »
This week’s hottest new video comes from a Slovenian band who we hope to be hearing much more of in 2016. In an exclusve interview we spoke to them about the video, their influences, and just where that band name came from… We’ll admit Ljubljana, Slovenia isn’t a place we’d ever considered musically speaking. That was until we came across both this video, and their fantastic album The Watercolours which has just been released on the King Deluxe label. The video features some great abstract animation from Phillipines-based graphic artist Megan Palero and is a wonderfully empathetic collaboration with the Read more »
Yesterday the event took place amidst some controversy as is usually the case nowadays as it seems to be prerequisite in today´s music world. Though we want to congratulate all the winners, you wont find the biggest names (one or two) in our Tuesday playlist. Here are our picks, 15 songs we selected from this years 58th Grammy awards. Featured image taken from https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LLq_P_wUz5Y/maxresdefault.jpg
For the third installment of our Genres series we take a look at maybe the most maligned but also one of the most popular musical forms of the 20th century. And yet whilst country music inspires all kinds of negative reactions in people if you’re willing to dig back through it’s history you’ll realise that if you find the right country it’s actually pretty darn great. As with our Blues and Jazz posts this is not intended to be a definitive history, something which would require a pretty hefty book, but rather a wilfully cherry-picked selection of the best, with Read more »
The latest edition of our weekly playlist features AC/DC, The Primitives, Nancy Sinatra, S.O.A.D., The Stone Roses, and Roxette and should be played VERY LOUD. Yes, that’s right, LOUD, as (for no good reason we can think of) all of this week’s songs involve smashing and crashing, banging and booming. So crank up the volume and let our 15 song selection liven up your week!
Texan artist Leon Bridges finally releases the video for “River”, his first single from debut album Coming Home and shows all of us why it was he went viral on Spotify last year. River – Leon Bridges This soul and gospel singer transcends genres with his acoustic gitar and gentle strumming, while he sings about remorse and wanting to go back home (Heaven, the Lord)…and though a strange lyrics to become viral when what we usually hear on the radio is a tad more mundane) we love that this young artist has made a space for himself in today´s music world. And there Read more »
Eyes. What is it about those organs through which we see that fascinate and hypnotize us? Why do people say they get lost looking into other people´s eyes? Why are they called the window to the soul? Why do people say when someone has an insight they have opened their eyes? Whether only for their biological function or something deeper there are a lot of songs to pay tribute to those wonderful orbs…here are 15 of our favorites, from Andrew Bird, to Chet Baker and even Calle 13 and Silvio Rodriguez.
This week’s hot new release comes from the stalwarts of the Bristol music scene who for this track re-unite with their former band member Tricky. Although to call them simply stalwarts of the Bristol scene is to underplay their status. Massive Attack have been at this for a long time now and have sold 11 million albums worldwide, and have been major players in British music since they dropped their hugely successful debut Blue Lines some 25 years ago. Yes, 25 years since ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ crashed the charts with it’s mixture of hip-hop, soul, and blunted paranoiac edge, the elements Read more »