This weeks news , Catherine AD, Emmy The Great, The Raveonettes, La Roux, Jackson Dead, Lisa Mitchell, The Maccabees, The Victorian English Gentlemans Club and The Instamatics
Catherine A.D. who, following the release of three DIY EPs has unveiled the first in a succession of free remixes to support her performance at this year’s Latitude festival (Sunrise Arena, Sunday 19th July 5pm). The Sweet Billy Pilgrim remix of ‘Hand To The Tide’ can be downloaded from here… http://www.last.fm/music/Catherine+A.D./+freetracks.
If you don’t think she’s the bees knees then may I humbly submit that you trade in your ears for a nice set of steak knives, because you quite cleary do not deserve to have had the gift of hearing bestowed upon you…;)
” 3 Minutes With Catherine AD
Emmy The Great
To celebrate their gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on , Sunday 19 July 2009 Southbank Centre Emmy The Great is giving a free album offcut, the alternative recording of We Almost Had a Baby, recorded at Rak Studios and mixed by Simon Raymonde & Bill Gautier
The Raveonettes new album will be called “In And Out Of Control” and will be released October 6th . Exclusive album Demos available here
At the end of 2008 21 year old Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, arrived with a whirlwind of excitement surrounding her – she bagged a top 5 single, the support slot on Lily Allen’s national tour, and has had everyone from Franz Ferdinand to Daft Punk hailing her as a talent to watch. Now, the iconic redheaded Brixton girl unleashes her highly anticipated eponymous debut album which is somewhat surprisingly entitled “La Roux” on the British public. It’s an album packed with great electro pop which at times makes potato faced castrato, Jimmy Somerville sound like a deep rumbling baritone in the Christopher Lee mould. As new electro pop superstars go, she certainly fits “The Bill“. You can hear the whole album streamed HERE .
Michael Jackson Dead
Ooops sorry !!!Not that one this one!
Marcus Brigstocke pretty much nailed the Jackson Affair
18-year-old folk-pop singer songwriter Lisa Mitchell released her debut UK single ‘Neopolitan Dreams’ on July 6th.
Born in England to a Scottish father, Lisa moved to Australia at three years old and made it her home. She grew up in something of a musical timewarp, grateful to her father for raising her on Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Van Morrison, all the while finding obsessions of her own, like Bright Eyes. Check her out on myspace
The Maccabees new single, “Can You Give It“, is out , and comes backed with a brass band rendition of the song as a b-side on 7-inch, which is available for free, here, plus you can read an interview the band did with Laura Barton.
“We had to do some B-sides,” says Orlando Weeks, the band’s lead singer with the posh name, “Quite a lot of the record touched on brass, so I thought it would be nice to go the whole hog.
The band were in the Radio 1 Live Lounge performing “Can You Give It” and a cover of Black Eyed Peas’ Boom Boom Pow.
The Victorian English Gentleman’s Club
The VEGC are back with a new single ‘Parrot’
The track has already been included in NME’s ’10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week’ feature, and has received radio play from Radio 1, XFM and BBC 6 Music to date. You can download it free HERE
Metric are bringing out the marvelllous “Gimme Sympathy” digitallyon 3rd August. It’s coupled with an exclusive version of Pink Floyd’s “Paronoid Eyes” . Here’s the video
Screaming Ballerinas Is Dead
The ludicrously photogenic band formerly known as Screaming Ballerinas has now become The Instamatics, snappy eh ? The band kindly requests anyone who is currently their friend on their old my space, add them as a friend on their brand new page at http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEINSTAMATICS where they will be delighted to accept your request and shake you warmly by the hand.