Live with Pictures

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 14:19 | Category : Video
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Left With Pictures: ‘October Waits’ from The Line Of Best Fit on Vimeo.
Here’s my favourite video of this week at least. Daily Growl faves Left With Pictures celebrate the release of their new album In Time with this superb performance of ‘October Waits’ at St Barnabas Church in Dalston.
If you missed out on the 12 [...]

Drifting back in

Monday, 21 March 2011, 13:59 | Category : Live music, Video
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The first three months of 2011 have been a bit of a washout. At least as far as this blog is concerned. Real life overtook me, and I’ve spent weeks suffering from illness or dealing with it in the family. The rest of the time has been just too busy. But I’m back. With an [...]

Candy sprays

Monday, 10 January 2011, 13:46 | Category : Video
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I know that at this time of the year, everyone’s eyes are on the hot new things of the year ahead, but I’ve been more excited about the oldies. When you heard that Norman ‘Teenage Fanclub’ Blake and Euros ‘Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’ Childs were teaming up, you could probably have guessed how it might sound. [...]

Paris is burning

Friday, 26 November 2010, 16:54 | Category : Remixes, Video
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Percussive Jumping. Cowbell. Feather head dress. Pew drumming. Pentecostal fervour. General madness. This is the best music video I’ve seen in ages. The song’s out now on Big Dada. Get it here.

Winds of change?

Friday, 26 November 2010, 15:10 | Category : Video
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New Go! Team = similar to old Go! Team, except perhaps in even more vivid colour. This is a good thing. Except for my poor eyes. Welcome back.
The new album Rolling Blackouts is released on 31 January.

Welcome to the Hotel Shampoo

Friday, 12 November 2010, 1:04 | Category : Video
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If your new album is going to be called Hotel Shampoo, what better way to publicise it than to make a hotel out of hotel shampoo. Gruff Rhys, you are still my hero.
mp3: Gruff Rhys - Shark Infested Waters
This song is available on 12 inch vinyl now. Order via the Gruff Rhys website shop. The [...]

Is Tropical - South Pacific

Friday, 29 October 2010, 16:34 | Category : Good new stuff, Video
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Is Tropical are already responsible for the debut single of the year, in the shape of the awesome When O When, so it was going to be hard to top that with their follow-up. Sure enough, it doesn’t quite reach previous heights, and some of the rough edges have been smoothed out, but that’s not [...]

Another month…

Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 13:42 | Category : Video
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Well, so much for the resolve to return to blogging in September. So far there are even less posts than July’s all-time low, but I have a few up my sleeve, including an overdue review of End of the Road Festival. Before then, something that I was reminded again of this week. There’s a lot [...]

Cloud Control

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 16:54 | Category : Live music, Video
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Cloud Control from Black Cab Sessions on Vimeo.
Have you been on the Black Cab Sessions website lately? I drop by regularly and there’s always something brilliant going on. The latest session comes from Cloud Control - an Australian band I’d never heard of before - who bring handclaps and some lovely harmonies to a trip [...]

Sound of Silver

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 12:54 | Category : Good new stuff, Remixes, Video
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More Silver Columns firsts. After their first gig and first recorded live footage recently, now we have the no-longer-mysterious duo’s first official video. It’s not for their first single though - Cavalier is their third, out on Moshi Moshi next week. The previous two records have been lower key affairs, but now Adem and Johnny [...]