Monday, 31 December 2012

We Show Up On Radar - The Anchors In Your Heart

This song is out for a while now, but it needs more attention. The video is very touching with a main part for the 'brother' of Edward Scissorhands. The Anchors In Your Heart is one of the songs on the album Sadness Defeated, released in September.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Holychild - Watching waiting

Holychild is a creative collaboration between Louie Diller and Liz Nistico. The two met at college in Washington, DC in 2010 and have been writing music ever since. What began as a school project for Diller in the fall of 2011, eventually evolved into holychild, and what it is today. The sound of holychild seeks to bridge the gap between Bjork and Katy Perry; experimental meets pop. Watch Holychild’s debut single and music video, Watching Waiting. I hear a bit Portishead as well.

EARBITER TOP 10 W52

1 (3) Shuggie - Foxygen (Go to video)
2 (4) Neighbour neighbour – Violent Soho (Go to video)
3 (5) Evil voices – The Faint (Go to video)
4 (8) The Swan - Cheatahs (Go to video)
5 (2) The Messenger – Johnny Marr (Go to video)
6 (1) Peach blossom – Eels (Go to video)
7 (-) Sparks – Fitz and The Tantrums (Go to video)
8 (-) Cut me some slack – Paul McCartney & Nirvana (Go to video)
9 (-) We know who U R – Nick Cave (Go to video)
10 (-) Lose control – Courteeners (Go to video)

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Folks - My Mother

One of Manchester's upcoming bands: Folks. The six piece released their debut album I See Cathedrals in October. Britpop/altrock with an edge & the new single My Mother is a hit. Minor detail: it reminds me a bit of "Who are you" of The Who. Maybe it's the choirs in the song.

Tom Odell - Can't pretend

UK-born (Chichester) musician Tom Odell started songwriting at the age of 13. Odell now is 22 and he is making big moves forward in the music scene. He made is TV debut in 2012 on Later… with Jools Holland and signed to Colombia. Critics agree that Odell could be the next big thing. There are even some comparisons to Jeff Buckley. Listen to and watch Odell's song Can't pretend. It is overwhelming.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Pulp - After you

2012 was the reunion year of Pulp with a few gigs and now they surprise us with a new song "After You", a fun collaboration with James Murphy (ex-LCD Soundsystem). It's the first new track in ten years. But there won't be a new album. Jarvis Cocker has said that there are no plans for that. So just enjoy this song.

Everything Everything - Kemosabe

New video of art rockers Everything Everything. Second album is called Arc and will be released in January 2013. Followers of this blog of course already know this band. See below.
Also watch: Suffragette Suffragette
Schoolin'

Wavves - Sail To The Sun

A priest picks up two girls for hotel sex. That's the new vid to Sail to the sun, the new song by punk/surfrockers Wavves.
Also watch: King of the beach.
Nodding off

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Dog Is Dead - Teenage Daughter

Dog Is Dead are a five-piece indie pop band from West Bridgford, Nottingham, who have described their music as "an original blend of harmonious, indie-pop in the disco, with a cheeky jazz hint". After four years this could be their breakthrough. This song will linger in your mind. Wanna bet?

Peace - Wraith

One of the brand new fresh British bands from 2012. Got lots of attention from the British media and two weeks ago the BBC announced that Peace has been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll. First single was Bloodshake. The new one from this Birmingham band is Wraith. Waiting for their first full album. Also watch: Bloodshake

Earbiter Top 10 (W51)

22-28 December

1 (1) Peach blossom – Eels

2 (3) The Messenger – Johnny Marr

3 (-) Shuggie - Foxygen

4 (5) Neighbour neighbour – Violent Soho

5 (-) Evil voices - The Faint

6 (6) Black chandelier – Biffy Clyro

7 (10) Shelter song – Temples

8 (-) The Swan - Cheatahs

9 (-) Ctrl-X Ctrl-V – The Trillions

10 (9) Baiya – Delphic

Monday, 24 December 2012

Villagers - Nothing arrived

Villagers - the Irish band fronted by Conor O'Brien - will release it's second album Awayland in January 2013. Watch the 2nd single Nothing arrived telling us all about a day in the life of Terrence Bliss.
Also watch: Becoming a Jackal
That Day

Courteeners - Lose control

Manchester outfit The Courteeners released 2 albums (St. Jude & Falcon) so far that where very successful in - especially - the UK. Here's the new single & video: Lose control. The band is evolving into a big indie band. And Courteeners-boss Liam Fray has lots of self-confidence telling NME that the band "are the best on the planet right now". Do you agree?
Also watch: Cross my heart and hope to fly.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Little Green Cars - The John Wayne

Little Green Cars, 4 guys and a girl. The band is from Ireland. If we listen to the excellent debut single The John Wayne (thank God it's not a cover of Haysi Fantayzee's "John Wayne is Big Leggy") we hear country-rock, boy-girl harmonies, Band of Horses influences, Arcade Fire emotion. So: band to watch!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We know who U R

After writing the script for the movie "Lawless" (featuring Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman) the maestro is back with a music masterpiece. It's the first track from the upcoming Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, "Push The Sky Away". The new record will be released next February. Enjoy this lyrics vid.

Also watch Grinderman - Evil

Fitz and The Tantrums - Sparks

Fifa13 fans already know it. The new great single of Fitz and The Tantrums: Sparks. New album More Than Just A Dream. Waiting on a vid!
Also watch Moneygrabber

McCartney.Grohl.Novoselic.Smear (Nirvana) - Cut Me Some Slack

McCartney still rocks! The Concert for Sandy Relief at The Madison Square Garden 12.12.12. Macca performs a "new song" with the surviving members of Nirvana, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear. A Nirvana "reunion" with a new singer.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Foxygen - Shuggie

I'm addicted to this song. Most amazing tune of the moment,imho. Foxygen is an American indie rock duo originally formed in Westlake Village, California in 2005 by Jonathan Rado and Sam France. Shuggie (Official Video) from the album 'We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic' out January 22.

Cheatahs - The Swan

The band of London-based Canadian Nathan Ernest Hewitt made their debute in 2009. Back with a new song now: The Swan. This strong Britpop/indie song is the lead track from the SANS EP.

The Faint - Evil Voices

Eleven years after the release of their magnum opus "Dance Macabre" The Faint is back with a sensational new track. The Faint has not been very active lately (they released their last album in 2008), or maybe just a bit under the radar. But the new song Evil Voices is very promising.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Bat For Lashes - A Wall

Brand new video Bat for Lashes: A Wall. Multi-instrumentalist & beauty Natasha Khan stikes again with a third studio album: The Haunted Man.
Also watch: Sleep alone

Earbiter This Week Top Ten (W50)

14-21 December

1 Peach blossom – Eels

2 Inhaler – Foals

3 The Messenger – Johnny Marr

4 Lupine dominus – Thee O Sees

5 Neighbour neighbour – Violent Soho

6 Black chandelier – Biffy Clyro

7 A Little Biblical – Band of Horses

8 A simple answer – Grizzly Bear

9 Baiya – Delphic

10 Shelter song – Temples

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Eels - Peach blossom

WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS! Can't wait for the new album, called WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS. Watch the video to the first WONDERFUL & GLORIOUS song Peach blossom . Eels is definitely one of the greatest bands in the world.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Violent Soho - Neighbour neighbour

Once in a while you hear a rock song that is perfect. Period. Australian punk-rock/post-grunge band Violent Soho made that song. Listen to it and you can't go back. You will listen to it over and over again: Neighbour neighbour.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Casket Girls - Sleepwalking

The Casket Girls is a new three-piece band hailing from Savannah, GA. It is the band of Ryan Graveface. This is how The Casket Girls formed: Ryan was visiting his future home, saw two girls - Elsa and Phaedra Greene - playing autoharp and singing bizarre songs. He watched and listened, approached them and told them his idea for the band. Voila! Sleepwalking is a mysterious and dreamy indie/electro pop song.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Born Blonde - Signs of fear

What The Desert Taught You is the debut album of Born Blonde. It has a retro Britpop vibe, but Britpop is so much alive. Lovely song: Signs of fear.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Fence - Without a trace

After a long silence Fence returned to the music scene this year. The alternative rock band from Belgium made a new album, simply called Fence. Without a trace is a very catchy song. Watch and enjoy.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Trillions - Ctrl-X Ctrl-V

When opportunity knocks.... This is such a great song. The Trillions are from Richmond Virginia. Some of their favorites: The Strokes, Led Zeppelin and Weezer. Ctrl-X Ctrl-V on repeat!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Johnny Marr - The Messenger

Sounds like a classic. Johnny Marr presents The Messenger. From his forthcoming 2013 self-titled record.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Temples - Shelter Song

Picture this: sixties, Beatles, Byrds, neo-psych, retro. Temples are a new band. Debut single: Shelter Song. Band to watch!

M83 - Wait

Wait, taken from the album 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming', is the final episode of the trilogy, the end point of the visual collaboration between M83 and Fleur & Manu that has been ongoing throughout 2012.
Also watch: Midnight City

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Delphic - Baiya

Earbiter is always into indiedance. So let's watch the new song Baiya of Manchester band Delphic. It's the first single from the new album Collections. Very catchy. All hell is breaking lose!
Also watch: Halycon
Counterpoint

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

Weissmuller - Endlessly Fall

A very good song from Dutch band Weissmuller: Endlessly Fall. It has that moody feel and that's the reason I keep on playing it. Waiting for their 2013 album Equestrian Friends

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Moats - Skin

Brilliant track from Moats. They released their promising album 'Singapore' and Skin is the best song on it. It starts slow and dark but after the drumming starts they surprise us with a battle of sounds and upbeat tempo. The somewhat wailing voice of the singer fits well. It's a perfect post-punk song. Remember this name: Moats.

Gentlemen Hall - Makes Me Feel Alive

Gentlemen Hall is a band from Boston, Massachusetts. They like synths, but if you listen closely there are lots of other instruments like a flute, glockenspiel and piccolo. Listen to Makes Me Feel Alive!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Dirty Projectors - About to Die

Our must see & hear of the month. Dirty Projectors
doing a strange but intriguing thing with music. They blend theater, classic pieces, soul, Captain Beefheart, indie, Led Zeppelin, you name it. About to Die is one of the results. Awesome!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Bloc Party - Kettling

Brand new video for the new single Kettling of Bloc Party. Out 12 November.

Miike Snow - Pretender

Miike Snow's video for Pretender was filmed during their performance at the Hard Festival in Los Angeles. Great band, great new single.

Placebo - B3

Placebo just released the 5-track EP 'B3'. We have to wait until next year for a new album. The 5 tracks on B3 are all a bit disappointing. Where are the days of great albums like Black Market Music or Sleeping with ghosts? I hope I'm wrong but I am afraid Placebo has lost track since Battle for the sun (2009). Anyway, let us know how you feel about it. Meanwhile here's the title track B3.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Atoms For Peace - Default

Atoms for Peace is a supergroap with a.o. Thom Yorke and Flea. They formed in 2009, but they name themselves Atoms for Peace since March this year. Now here's this hypnotic track. Thom Yorke: "You may have heard that I have a new project called Atoms for Peace. The name comes from some shows of The Eraser that happened a couple of years ago with Mauro, Joey, Nigel and Flea. We got a big buzz from them and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music from electronic to live, and so afterwards, we carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing. Immersed in the area between the two…electronic and live." An album will follow next year.

Ladyhawke - Blue eyes

Pip Brown (Ladyhawke) is back with her second album Anxiety. It took the New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 4 years for that. Blue Eyes is the new single.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Alberta Cross - Magnolia

Remember Taking Control we told you about some 3 years ago? Alberta Cross is back with the first song from new album Songs of Patience. Although already released in July it needs some more attention. Such a great song is Magnolia. If you like bands like for example Band of Horses you will like this. Live in Chicago Music Exchange

Peace - Bloodshake

It's a bit of Foals, Theme Park & Tokyo Police Club. Peace is a new band from from Birmingham, UK. The guys describe their music as "dark melodic indie techno". They released a four song EP that is called Delicious. Single: Bloodshake.

Future Of Forestry - Would You Come Home

Young Man Follow is already the fourth studio album of this band from Southern California, USA. Future Of Forestry have remained under the radar. Maybe this blog post can help. Single taken from the album is the sensitive Would You Come Home.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Race Horses - My Year Abroad

Album debut 'Goodbye Falkenburg' was very promising. The new single My Year Abroad of Welsh band Race Horses confirms this is a talented band. New album is called Furniture. Singer Meilyr Jones about the sound of Race Horses: "I think sound is so political. We wanted to have a no-style sound on this record, just let the music be as plain as direct as possible. People are used to hearing stuff in a certain way. I know I certainly hate the narrow palette in terms of sound, fashion and words that bands offer up to people as popular music. I think this is largely bands giving people what they expect. There are very little real, interesting, brave people making music. i suppose rock 'n roll in pop culture is something old, and by now has become hijacked and standardised and has lost most of its meaning in terms of being a radical expressive thing. I do think it is easier to be independent if you do not feel the pressure of doing things a certain way. Growing up in rural Wales, we were a million miles away from these expectations. The only expectation was to be good at guitar, like Hendrix, nothing to do with looking cool really."

The Heartbreaks - Polly

Very popular on Earbiter post-punk/new romantic band The Heartbreaks. Listen to & watch new single/video Polly.

Monday, 24 September 2012

The Cast Of Cheers - Human Elevator

Follow up single to Family. Another great trip to the new wave and post punk of the eighties.

The Heavy - What Makes A Good Man?

The Heavy makes a perfect crossover from (new) soul to indie rock. The band's third album The Glorious Dead was released in August. What Makes A Good Man? already sounds like a classic soul/pop track.

L.T.S. - Elevator song

Bands like LCD soundsystem, the Fall and !!! inspired Dutch guys Auke and Harm to start L.T.S. New single and video: Elevator song. Mysterious song and thrilling vid! Taken from their debut album Led Right.