This week , Chapel Club, Frankie Rose and The Outs, Dreamend, The Indelicates, Marina And The Diamonds, Juliette Lewis, Metric, Kyshera, Creation Records-“Doing It For The Kids”
Chapel Club Free Download
Chapel Club offer a free download of ‘The Shore’ this week . We caught them at Glasto, they were of course, ace.
Frankie Rose and the Outs Free Download
Ahead for their debut album due for release on Memphis Industries on 27 September 2010 Frankie Rose and The Outs have a free download of the galloping reverb symphony that is “Little Brown Haired Girls”
Rose has been a member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and Vivian Girls, Rose has finally found the perfect vehicle for her musical inspiration.
“To be honest, I like so much music,” says Rose, “and never know what influences are going to come out. For me, song writing is more about evoking certain feelings than the lyrics or anything else. Hell, sometimes I don’t even know what the songs mean.”
We love all the bands she’s been in and cannot wait for the album, plus we shouldn’t say this but “She makes us feel kind of funny, like when we used to climb the rope in gym class.”
Dreamend –Magnesium Light- Free Download.
Dreamend’s album, ‘So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite’ (SIAMBbB) is the latest release from a member of the peculiar electronic band, Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Dreamend is, to all intents, Ryan Graveface, the proprietor of Chicago based independent label Graveface Records, home to a dizzyingly varied bunch of bands (including the aforementioned Black Moth Super Rainbow). The album was recorded with help from members of another Graveface band The Appleseed Cast and was curated by Tobacco of Black Moth fame. It was given a final mix by John Congleton of The Paper Chase.
With SIAMBbB, Dreamend diverges from the synth-pop of Black Moth to take on a nightmarish American folk sound that evokes the faded scenery of ghost towns and eerie midnight drives. Musically Dreamend rely heavily on Delverancesque banjo, bells, distorted guitar and drums, organ, fearlessly honest vocals and intensely melodic refrains.
Whilst the album can be listened to as series of catchy atmospheric folk songs there is also a narrative thread of a character who acts on his destructive fantasies and descends into madness and murder.
The Indelicates new video ‘Flesh’
Featuring a sinister Tony Soprano New Jersey style cameo from NYC Blogger Dave Cromwell. ‘Are you talkin’to me’ ;)
Marina and The Diamonds New Video ‘Oh No’
Juliette Lewis “Uh-Huh”
As mad as a box of frogs, you do wonder if, when Juliette Lewis was an actor, playing nutters, serial killers and all manner of unhinged fruit cakes, was she actually acting or just being herself. She scares us, but her latest single is her poppiest yet and we like the tune LOTS. The video we can’t quite work out, but the keen eyed may spot ‘Cape Fear’ in there. We saw Juliette live last year and it was possibly one of the most barkingly mad, intense, incandescent performances we’ve ever seen. Amazing really, defo worth seeing live. Crackers is fun.
We are not a fan of Hollyoakes with fangs, we find it lazy, foppish and well, just a bit shite, but we love Metric and Emily Haines and we thank them for adding interest to a movie franchise that had all the depth of Hervé Villechaiz’s jacuzzi.
If Dylan Thomas had listened to Radiohead. . .Kyshera are from Wales and produce impassioned, literate rock that conjures up ‘Holy Bible’ era Manics with a nod to the incendiary adrenailane fuelled stadia straddling epicness of Muse , Sky Ferreira fans need not apply …Check out this album track “The Servant” from their forthcoming album ‘Paradigim’.
Retro Tracks Of The Week
All from the seminal Creation Records compilation “Doing It For The Kids” which proves what great taste Alan McGee had, pre-Oasis.
House Of Love-Christine
Felt– Ballad Of The Band
Momus-A Complete History Of Sexual Jealousy (Parts 17-24)