Saturday, 30 April 2011
In the summer of 2008, Chris Winfield and Dan Hesketh met two beautiful Norwegian girls in Brazil who happily tricked them into going back to Oslo. There they got together with drummer and producer Fredrik Baden and formed Casa Murilo, now a powerful six piece with the addition of Rudi Johansen on lead guitar, Håkon "The Cucumber" Møller on keys and Sturla Hinze on bass.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Tonight's the kind of night. Fijne koninginnenacht! Dit is zo'n nummer die meteen toeslaat bij de eerste luisterbeurt. Heerlijk. Band die indie met pop en folk fuseert komt uit Londen. Het nieuwe album rockt meer dan vorige albums. 'Last night on earth' staat als een huis. Charlie Fink does it again!
Last Night On Earth. Ten tracks to tell one, many and countless tales. Ten tracks that look through the pane, beyond reflection, into the night dark and the lives burning brightly within it. It may be their last night on earth. It may just feel that way. Our third album is adventurous like its journey from Bethnal Green synagogue via the Thames riverbank across the Atlantic, the United States and all manner of Los Angeles neon-lighted highways. But it is unmistakably Noah and the Whale.
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Studio project from Los Angeles based musician - producer - DJ- friends: crafting music in their pool house turned recording studio that captures the sound of a perfect afternoon. Honing their many musical passions down to a few simple yet innovative concepts, communicated as "day time disco."
Dutch band inspired by LCD Soundsystem, The Fall en !!!. Fusion of electro, dance en postpunk. Put on your jogging suit and scream: You belong in the countryside.
Vrouwen op ukelele zijn altijd grappig.
There might be an airplane without a pilot
And I have known some early birds who never got their worm
I am feeling lonely as summer turns to autumn
The wind is blowing things around and baby you're not one of them
The woman giving haircuts well she asks all kinds of questions
And I know it's just formality but it all seems so rude
Because I am trying hard to fake a pleasant disposition
But the truth is darling, I'm feeling kind of blue
There's no good reason for me to be lonely
So come home when you can
There's still room in my two bedroom apartment
So come home when you can
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Het nieuwe album heet The English Riviera. Een zeer aanstekelijk popliedje van Metronomy. Voorman is Joseph Mount uit Devon, UK. De band is in bepaalde internetkringen bekend van hun remixen voor de Gorillaz, Roots Manuva, Franz Ferdinand, Klaxons, Goldfrapp, The Young Knives, Zero 7 en Lykke Li.
The idea of The English Riviera connects Mount and co with the chunk of the South West coastline near to where he grew up. “I just fantasised that this area was a cutting edge place of music and youth culture, which it isn’t at all,” he explains. “Imagining that this part of England creates a specific kind of music – the ‘Devon Sound’ – similar to West Coast studio music of the 1970s. If you went there and you had the geographical landscape in mind you’d end up making quite reflective, introspective music. This was just me writing a fantasy about Devon being this cool place like Portland, Oregon, so saying ‘I’m from the English Riviera’ to the music press would get you a few column inches, instead of remind you of Fawlty Towers.”
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
British band All the Young. Sound is not that original, but still it makes me happy.
Friday, 22 April 2011
Kurt Vile: folky, seventies, but most of all: Kurt Vile. New album is called Smoke Ring For My Halo. Jesus Fever is one of the great songs on it.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Zes jaar terug, toen we nog HomeOfTheHits als blog hadden waren we al gek op Tom Vek. Maar zoals dat gaat.. weggezakt in de dagelijkse brei van meer urgente zaken en bandjes. Nu, vijf jaar later, meldt hij zich weer. Opnieuw zit ik rechtop en gaan de oortjes kwispelen. Nieuw album: Leisure Seizure. Rest mij nog de vraag. Is het een hij of een zij?
On 11th April 2011, it was announced that Vek would release his second album, Leisure Seizure, in 2011 after a six year absence from the music industry. The first single off the album, entitled "A Chore".
Keren Ann Zeidel. Woont in Parijs. Maar ze is Israelisch-Nederlands. Doet denken aan The Shirts - That summer (dank Ron). Lekker luchtig, maar toch met een retestrakke band erachter. Speelt gitaar, klarinet en piano. Toppertje. New album: 101.
By the way: dankzij KPN zit ik al 7 weken zonder internet thuis... Vandaar dat het bloggen op een laag pitje staat. Komt einde maand goed. Geniet intussen van het mooie weer ofzo.
She lived in Israel and in the Netherlands until the age of 11, when her family moved to France. Though she lived and recorded mostly in France and New York, she retains her Dutch and Israeli citizenship. New album: 101.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Death Cab for Cutie is #winning. Always! Great new song from the new album Codes & Keys.
Official video HERE
Geweldige eerste single van Erland and the Carnival van hun nieuwe album Nightingale. Britse folk rock band. Opgezet door Simon Tong (oa van The Verve, Blur en The Good, the Bad & The Queen).
Carnival are named after the Jackson C. Frank song "My Name is Carnival" which the band have recorded a cover version of. Erland and the Carnival are best known for their contemporary arrangements of traditional Scottish and English folk songs.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Led by uber-charismatic front man Axemax (aka Axel Vindenes) this 11 man strong steamroller of pop come over like a collaboration between The Polyphonic Spree and The Blues Brothers conducted by Snoop Doggy Dog with a set design by Martin Scorsese. New album is called "Hest".
Swanlights directed and produced by Sara Hegarty. Footage from her upcoming film "The Last Hymn". Featuring Sierra Paris.
Make Some Noise - the first single from Beastie Boys forthcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Kithkin: “When we’re playing, I want to separate us from the rest of our lives and be kind of the musical versions of ourselves,” Ian said, “not just be the people who have lives, but just be all music for that half an hour or whatever.”
Monday, 11 April 2011
Europe is ready for a band like scattered trees. Mark my words. Even though the childhood friends are from the Chicago area, they have a brit-pop vibe.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Debut album of five piece band from Leeds UK. Reminds me a bit of Dexys Midnight Runners. It has the same vibe. Kevin Rowland's younger brothers?
Frankie says... yes!
Friday, 8 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Uit IJsland deze folky band. Reykjavík om precies te zijn. Het lijkt een kwestie van tijd te zijn voordat ze overal het ijs weten te breken. Beetje Edward Sharpe, fris en erg leuk.
Of monsters and men have gained recognition at home with their 2010 win of Músiktilraunir, the nationwide battle of the bands competition, which considering the immense competition among the many amazing Icelandic bands is a huge honor.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
De eerste single van het nieuwe album: Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present: Rome (Starring Jack White & Norah Jones). The mirror is a trigger and your mouth is a gun. Hogere school tekstschrijven plus heerlijke track. Uitgangspunt is Italiaanse filmmuziek uit de jaren zestig en zeventig. De track werden analoog opgenomen met oude muzikanten die ooit de muziek voor The Good, The Bad and The Ugly en Once upon a time in the west hebben ingespeeld.
United by their shared passion for classic Italian film music, they decided to create something special. After an intense songwriting period – writing separately at first, and then together as the songs evolved – they travelled to Rome in October 2006. Luppi made some calls and they assembled the original musicians from films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West – including the legendary Marc 4 backing band and Alessandro Alessandroni’s ‘I Cantori Moderni’ choir. Most of the musicians were in their seventies and hadn’t worked together for several decades.They booked time in Rome’s cavernous Forum Studios – formerly Ortophonic Studios, founded by the great Ennio Morricone. Burton and Luppi scoured the city for vintage equipment, using bottles of wine as payment. Every effort was made to replicate the recording practices of the 1960s/70s golden age, recording live and straight to tape, with overdubs but no electronics, computers, 21st-century effects or studio trickery - Lexrecords.com
The Milk's official video for debut single '(All I Wanted Was) Danger'. Singer has a great voice. Adds a lot of soul to the song.
Monday, 4 April 2011
"Analogue experimentation of the modern kind. Retro-Big beat-Gospel influenced-junkie folk, made in 1970s New York." Voila, that's Detroit Social Club.
Hoe is het om een klein durpske ergens in het grote niets te Zweden te verlaten om los te komen van je roots. Daar zingt deze Erik Hassle over. Een Zweedse singer songwriter. Album: Mariefred Sessions.
“Are You Leaving” was the first single from Erik Hassle’s mini-album Mariefred Sessions. The album was the result of a collaboration between Erik Hassle and Jocke Berg & Martin Sköld from the Swedish band Kent. In 2010 he won the Danish GAFFA-priset - International Newcomer of the Year.