This week – Savoir Adore, Performance, The Quails, The Shout Out Louds, Adam Parker, Plants And Animals, YOU!, Evy For The Kill, Suck My Pop, And The Waterboys
We adore Savoir Adore ..
“Even in a scene as vibrant as Brooklyn’s, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro – the principal members of Savoir Adore – bring something entirely unique and exciting to the table with their lush, leftfield slant on pop. After releasing their limited edition debut UK single ‘Bodies’ earlier this year (receiving support from Radio 1 and NME Radio, plus featured on Myspace), Savoir Adore are pleased to announce their début album ‘In the Wooded Forest’ will be released through Cantora Records (the New York label who helped launch MGMT, Violens and Bear Hands) and their next single ‘We Talk Like Machines’.” Below is a free download of the B-Side “Cave Of Good Secrets”
And here’s a clip of the new single . . .
Performance-Unconsoled – Tom Staar remix- Free Download
Performance new single ‘Unconsoled’ released August 9th on Too Much Information Records
‘Unconsoled’ is the follow up to ‘The Living’, and another example of Performance’s unique style of literate English pop. Inspired by the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same name, ‘Unconsoled’ is musically joyous and lyrically intelligent. . .Here’s the video –
The Quails –‘ Fever’
The Quails returned from a highly successful weekend playing at Glastonbury where they performed on 4 stages including their own slot to a packed house on Friday night and then were asked to play in front of another maximum crowd in place of a high level band when they failed to turn up the following night!
Simon Honywill who was head of music production on the Pyramid stage last year recently said of the band that they were “dynamite” and that he hadn’t been this excited by a new band in years. In fact he’s just posted the following message on their Facebook page:
“This is the best band you’ll hear this year – don’t let them pass you by!”
The Shout Out Louds-Show me Something New -Video
‘Work’ the third album by The Shout Out Louds
is released: September 20th
Adam Parker-‘Forget The Wood’
Forget The Wood is the latest track from Adam Parker. It’s a seamless amalgam of classic singer songwriter sensibilities, indie hook catch ability and the weathered soul of a troubadour. Adam has just finished recording his début album ‘Call Me A Medic’ in Denmark and London with producer and 2009 Grammy Nominee, Dyre Gormsen. It will be released later this year.
Plants And Animals-‘The Mama Papa’
After the release of their ‘with/avec’ EP last summer, Montreal based trio Plants and Animals return this year with their debut UK album, ‘La La Land’. Their second studio album (debut LP ‘Parc Avenue’ was only available in North America), ‘La La Land’ will be released in the UK on September 13th through Secret City. Having already pricked up the ears of North America’s most discerning critics, ‘The Mama Papa’ is the first single to be taken from the record.
Discovered by Jamie Harley (Schmooze!, video director for Memory Tapes/Prizes/Memoryhouse) and newly-signed to Kuskus/Discograph, You! is the Parisian duo of Romuald Boivin and José Reis Fontao. Their first single is ‘To Disappear’
Have just released an Ep which you can get here
And there’s a free download available here
Suck My Pop
There just arent enough shows on TV about celebrities, entertainment and music are there ? We’ll let you judge whether this one hosted by the only member of Girls Aloud we’d cross the road for, Kimberley Walsh, is a welcome addition to this sadly neglected televisual genre. It promises live special performances from some of the world’s top artists, hopefully that won’t mean the Williams/ Barlow abomination.
Retro Video Of The Week
The Waterboys -‘Church Not Made With Hands’