Sunday, 16 September 2012

Alt J : Fitzpleasure Video

Below is the new video from Mercury Prize nominees Alt J for the track 'Fitzpleasure' from their debut album 'An Awesome Wave'.

Alt J - Fitzpleasure
It seems everything is happening for this band right now. After a summer of festivals they are receiving positive attention from not only the indie alt scenes, but with the charts and music critiques. It seems they are taking advantage of the well deserved attention and are set to claim 2012 and 2013 as theirs with extensive tours.

The tour dates are as follows:

27th RNCM, Manchester (matinee)
27th RNCM, Manchester (evening)
28th Leeds Cockpit
29th Oran Mor, Glasgow
30th Waterfront, Norwich
31st Academy 2, Birmingham

2nd Oxford O2 Academy
3rd Bristol Trinity
4th Brighton Concorde 2
5th London Electric Ballroom
15th Le Zenith, Paris (w/ Two Door Cinema Club)
17th Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ Two Door Cinema Club)
19th E-Werk, Cologne (w/ Two Door Cinema Club)
20th Tonhalle, Munchen (w/ Two Door Cinema Club)
21st Capitol, Offenbach (w/ Two Door Cinema Club)
23rd Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin (w/ Two Door Cinema Club)
24th Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg (w/ Two Door Cinema Club)

JANUARY (2013)
18th Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
19th Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

5th O2 Academy Birmingham
6th O2 ABC Glasgow
8th O2 Academy, Newcastle
9th Academy, Manchester
10th O2 Academy Leeds
11th O2 Academy, Liverpool
13th Rock City, Nottingham
14th Corn Exchange, Cambridge
15th O2 Academy, Bristol
16th O2 Academy Brixton, London


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Greenday - Let Yourself Go!

Check out this new release from Green Day called 'Let Yourself Go'.
For people who have followed Greenday over the decades, this track will bring back some nostalgic feelings. Its still very much the Greenday of today with the level of production and hint of theatricality (random solo), but the instant feel you get from the simple chord sequence, fast bass and drums; you cant help but think of the early 2000's.

Labrinth - Treatment

Before you judge; listen.
Labrinth - Treatment
Labrinth is not normally the type of artist i would usually post about seeing as he is mainly pop/rap/notsureofhisgenreactually. But wow... listen to that opening. It sounds like it could be right off a white lies album, and the vocals in the opening, they're quite good right up until it becomes another chart song. If the chorus was half as good as that opening synth riff, then this would be one dangerously good song.
Does anyone out there fancy doing some sampling and make something epic with that opening?

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Killers: UK TOUR!

The Killers have announce that they are going on a full UK tour, and it is starting in just over a month and a half!
The tour is set to follow the release of their new album 'Battle Born' which is out on September 17th.
The Tour dates are as follows and tickets go on sale this Friday:

26th Oct: Glasgow SECC
27th Oct:  Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
31st Oct Birmingham LG Arena
3rd Nov: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
4th Nov: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
5th Nov: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
8th Nov: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
9th Nov: Liverpool Echo Arena
13th Nov: Manchester Arena
16th Nov: London O2 Arena
17th Nov: London O2 Arena
Sorry credit card; i said i would stop abusing you, but I'm sure you understand under these circumstance.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen

I was driving home from work the yesterday and 'Anything Could Happen' came on the radio. Instantly i knew, I got that feeling that this was something good and I needed to pay attention, turn it up and enjoy.
It is beautifully simple. A combination of a pulsing synth bass, sweeping synthscapes and catchy hooks and melodies, all culminating at in the chorus to make something perfect.
If youre a fan of Oh Land, IAMWHOAMI, paloma faith (for the vocals) then check this track out.
Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen