Thursday, 30 August 2007
Let me know what you think!
MP3: THE WASCALS - CLASS CLOWN
Info: Find on "Greatest Hits"
MP3: EXAMPLE - SO MANY ROADS
Info: New Single
MP3: KANO - LONDON TOWN
Info: New album "London Town"
MP3: COMMON - DRIVING ME WILD (FEAT. LILY ALLEN)
Info: From album "Finding Forever"
Monday, 27 August 2007
However for now you'll have to do with my review of the festival through watching highlights courtesy of BBC Radio 1.
There were SO many great bands at the festival this year, which meant there were many good sets, however the following bands in my opinion gave really inspired performances, who really took things to the next level, and completely owned the stage.
THE HORRORS : I thought The Horrors were excellent. The keyboardist was crazy, his eyes were mentally bright eyed. The band put on a confident display, and played with a good degree of attitude. Definately going to give their album another listen. Standout track was "Count In Fives". View their set highlights HERE
THE KLAXONS : Not that they would admit it, but for me The Klaxons would have felt some pressure to deliver at this years festival. The hype machine has been working overtime over the past year. But to their credit they put on an excellent display. Looking forward to hearing some new material. Standout track was "Magick"
View their set highlights HERE
ENTER SHIKARI : For me, Enter Shikari put on the performance of the festival. Their whole set was full of energy, and that really relayed to the crowd who were going crazy. The combination of dance beats and synths with heavy guitars and drums, mixed with the dual vocals, really came alive on stage. It was inspiring stuff. Standout track was "Sorry You're Not A Winner" Checkout their set highlights HERE
For highlights of other bands that played at the festival then please go HERE.
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Saturday, 25 August 2007
Download: The Hives - Tick, Tick, Boom!
Info: New album due this year
Download: Shy Child - Summer
Info: Taken from album "Noise Won't Stop" (2007)
Label: Wall of Sound
Download: Does It Offend You Yeah? - Let's Make Out
Info: Currently on UK tour
Label: Virgin Records
Download: The Films - Black Shoes
Info: From album "Don't Dance Rattlesnake" (2007)
Label: 7 Hz Recordings
Download: Digitalism - Pogo
Info: From album "Idealism" (2007)
Label: Virgin Records
Download: EL-P - Smithereens (Stop Crying)
Category: Hip Hop
Info: From album "I'll Sleep When You're Dead" (2007)
Label: Definitive Jux
Download: Les Savy Fav - Raging In The Plague Age
Info: From forthcoming album "Let's Stay Friends" (Released - 10/10/07)
Download: Gallows - In The Belly Of A Shark
Info: From album "Orchestra of Wolves" (2007)
Label: Epitaph Records
Friday, 24 August 2007
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Info: Taken from album "Uprising" (2004)
Info: E.P released 1st October
Download: Afrikan Boy - One Day I Went To Lidl LINK 2
Info: On tour with M.I.A
Download: Turbo Fruits - Volcano LINK 2
Info: Taken from Self Titled album (2007)
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Checkout other categories you can vote on by going to the official page.
Thanks alot everyone!
Monday, 20 August 2007
Friday, 17 August 2007
Download: Foo Fighters - The Pretender (LINK 2)
From: New album "Echoes Silence Patience & Grace" released 24/09/07
Download: Gogol Bordello - Wonderlust King (LINK 2)
From: New album "Super Taranta" (2007) Out Now.
Download: The Neon Plastix - Gentlemens Gold (LINK 2)
Category: New Rave/Electro/Indie
Download: High Contrast - Brief Encounter (LINK 2)
Category: Drum and Bass/Breakbeat
From: Album "High Society" (2004)
Download: Jakobinarina - Sleeping In Seattle (LINK 2)
Download: The Editors - An End Has A Start (LINK 2)
From: Album "An End Has A Start" (2007)
Download: Jose Gonzalez - Down The Line (LINK 2)
From: Forthcoming album "In Our Nature" released 24/09/2007
Download: The Sunshine Underground - Borders (LINK 2)
From: Album "Raise The Alarm" (2006)
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
The Enemy come from Coventry in the West Midlands, and formed in 2005. They consist of Tom Clarke on Lead Vocals and Guitar, Liam Watts on Drums, and Andy Hopkins on Bass Guitar. The band play a mixture of attitude filled Rock and Roll, high energy Punk, and Pop hooks. They have swiftly risen to a position of being one of the UK's brightest young bands who look set to be the next big thing. The band are very proud of their home city, Coventry, dedicated their debut to the people of coventry, and signing it with the phrase "While we sing together, we will never lose".
The Enemy's debut album is entitled "We'll Live and Die in These Towns" and has just recently been released in July 2007. The album has received rave reviews, even going to number 1 in the official UK album charts. Although being young, the band sound well beyond their years, with a really confident sound. The band will be on tour during September and October, joining Lethal Bizzle and The Wombats for the 2007 NME Rock N Roll Riot Tour. Check the dates by going to the bands myspace.
Thursday, 9 August 2007
Download: The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance (Feat. Fatlip)
From: "We Are The Night: (2007)
Download: The Pigeon Detectives - Romantic Type
Category: Rock/Indie/New Wave
From: "Wait For Me" (2007)
Download: The Cribs - Men's Needs
From: "Mens Needs Womens Needs Whatever" (2007)
Download: Jack Penate - Second, Minute, or Hour
Download: The Ghost Frequency - Money On The Fire
Category: New Rave/Indie/Electro
Download: PJ Harvey - When Under Ether
From: "White Chalk" Released 24/09/2007
Download: Example - You Can't Rap
Category: Hip Hop/Indie/Pop
Download: Goodbooks - Passchendaele
From: "Control" (2007)
Sunday, 5 August 2007
This year has seen the release of their debut album entitled "Cansei De Ser Sexy". It is blend of many genres, ranging from Pop, Synths, Electronica, Punk, Indie, and Electro-Rock. Its inspiring music, quite unbelievable that its their first album. They are currently doing the Summer festival circuit and will then be heading out on a European tour. (Check their Myspace for details).
Checkout these two tracks.
The second band I want to draw your attention to is The Wombats.
The Wombats formed in 2005 and come from Liverpool in the UK. Their debut album is due to be released later this year in October. The band play a hybrid of Indie and Pop Punk Rock, but what really stands out for me is the songwriting ability of the band. The choruses are really catchy and will stick in your head for hours! You can catch them throughout their mammouth tour during the months of August, September, and October. Again check the bands Myspace for more details.
Have a listen to these tunes!
And finally to nicely finish this post, checkout this Wombats track remixed by CSS. (It's almost like they knew about my blog and did this remix for me).
Thursday, 2 August 2007
Here's a few tracks for your listening pleasure!
Download: Blood Red Shoes - Its Getting Boring By The Sea
Category: Rock/New Rave
Comment: A man and a woman play some foot tapping rock, which could rival that other famous twosome.
Find: Debut album currently being made.
Download: Does It Offend You, Yeah? - We Are Rockstars
Comment: Heavy piece of electronic fused rock.
Find: Check them out on their forthcoming UK Tour in September.
Download: The Envy Corps - Rhinemaidens
Comment: Cool, passioniate, chilled out, harmonious, Rock. (phew!)
Find: On the forthcoming album "Dwell" released on the 27/08/07.
Download: Goose - Bring It On (JFK MSTRKRFT Remix)
Comment: The original was strong, but with MSTRKRFT on the remix, this track is awesome.
Find: Goose have an album out called "Bring It On".
Download: Kissy Sell Out - Her
Comment: Excellent well made electro tune
Find: Checkout KSO at Moda in Lincoln on the 17th August, aswell as the up and coming DJ, and good friend of mine, Craig Duranti.
Download: Linkin Park - Bleed It Out
Category: Rock/Metal/Hip Hop
Comment: Having moved away from Nu Metal, LP are now able to show the obvious talents they have as this track shows.
Find: Single released 20/08/07, taken from album "Minutes To Midnight".
Download: Reverend and the Makers - Heavyweight Champion of the World
Comment: From Sheffield so the links to Arctics are clear, but they have better "hooks" and this track is brilliant.
Find: Forthcoming album, "State of Things" released on the 17/09/07.
Download: The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Comment: A demonstration of Jack White's excellent guitar playing.
Find: Recently released new album of the same name.