Thursday, 29 November 2012
Say hello to State Hospital from Scottish indie five-piece Frightened Rabbit - this slow burning track really grows as the song goes on. I love that, even so poetic and soft with his accented words, Scott Hutchison (lead singer) isn't afraid to swear to get the message across. The band have been around since 2003 but their new EP, also named State Hospital, was released in September but more importantly paves the way for their new album Pedestrian Verse, which is currently available for pre-order on iTunes for a release early next year.
State Hospital by Frightened Rabbit
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
These guys keep hitting it out the park! I really don't like my punk music but the screaming rock'n'roll indie style these guys are displaying has me a fan! This is the title track from The Dirty Nil's new album and is currently available for a 'Name Your Price' digital download or 7" physical for just $5 at the bands Bandcamp website (delivered from across the pond). The Karaoke inspired video is also after the break, which apparently includes Tom Hanks somewhere, still yet to find him myself - maybe you'll have better luck.
Little Metal Baby Fist by thedirtynil
This one has got me dancing around work for the past few days! This is Overtime from New York genre mixing four piece Cash Cash. This track, sounding awesomely like a new age D.A.N.C.E, is a one off from Cash Cash who usually produce more dance/dubstep/boyband/emo music over anything else but I really hope this track and the popularity its gathering at the moment really shows the band what direction they should be heading in - cause it rocks!
Cash Cash - Overtime by Cash Cash
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
The new Everything Everything album is shaping up to be a beast! This new track, Kemosabe was set free on the bands Soundcloud a few days ago. I caught this one live when they first started playing new content on a few tour dates earlier in the year and am very glad to see it make the new LP. The chaotic experimental sound paired with the randomly poetic lyrics these guys have been concocting up for a while now really seems to have been polished for the upcoming album.
The new album, Arc, will be out on the 14th January 2013 for the UK. Is that a Mercury Prize award I hear in the distance?...maybe.
Everything Everything - Kemosabe by EverythingEverything
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Foals unleashed their new track, Inhaler, out to the wild yesterday and wow - for someone who felt that Total Life Forever was missing some umph that the band obviously had in them, this song shows off their intent for their new album tenfold. The new album Holy Fire is due out around Feb 2013 and if the rest of the track list is anything like Inhaler, then we are in for a treat!
Foals - Inhaler by indiebirdieblog
Friday, 2 November 2012
Unsurprisingly to the mass media, Alt-J won the Mercury Prize last night and...I'm gonna be honest...considering they are even based in the same town I live In, I didn't know who they were. I wish I did - As a self-confessed experimental art-rock fan, this is the type of album I have been waiting to come around for a while. People are finding it hard to pigeon-hole these guys into a genre, with Wikipedia even inventing "Folktronica" to describe the band. From the dancing high piano-keys to the lazily enchanting vocals, a lot of people are saying these guys could be the new Radiohead...big ask, but this track Tessellate certainly wouldn't be out of place on albums like Kid A or Amnesiac.
Alt-J's debut album, An Awesome Wave has been out for a while now but expect to hear a lot more about it as the record label attempt to get this into everyone's earholes following the Mercury Prize win.
Tessellate by alt-J>