Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
11. Dusty Kid - The Cat
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
- Did you just all naturally click together straight away or did you take some time to develop your sound?
"It’s definitely taken some time to develop the sound. When we started out it was a three piece playing simple pop rock and we have evolved massively in certain respects since then. Listening to bands like Oceansize and Tool pushed us to sound as big as we possibly could and with the addition of James we started to try to create soundscapes through big walls of guitar. Also my voice has developed from sounding a little too close to Brian Molko to something stronger and more unique. We clicked straight away but it’s taken a while to nail that Brigade sound."
- Your debut LP, ‘Lights’, was well received by critics and fans alike. Did you expect that sort of high praise?
"It definitely exceeded our expectations. ‘Lights’ was a collection of songs written between 2001 and 2005 so we weren’t sure what people would make of it but the response was overwhelming. We’ve always felt we have the potential to be something special and so in many respects it was a dream start."
- What was the thinking behind re-releasing your debut?
"Being on a small label you are constantly battling to get racking in music shops and to be heard above all the big hitters and so putting it out a second time was the only way we could get re-stocked and that was really important following the press, touring and TV play we received after the album was first released. We needed to keep momentum up and it was a fresh chance to be noticed by people who had never heard of us."
- This new album sounds like your really expressing yourselves and experimenting, both musically and lyrically. Was that a conscious direction you decided to take?
"Definitely, every band needs to evolve with each album or things quickly go stale. We knew we needed to push ourselves and write a better, more mature second album and so we concentrated on being more ambitious musically and more concise lyrically."
To read the rest of the interview then please check it out HERE on the Sonic Dice website.
Monday, 7 July 2008
Oh my god this track will absolutely destroy you!
It's the dynamic duo of John Bourke and Heidi Cannon who together are Trash Yourself, with their interpretation of NWA's "Fuck The Police".
It's a dark heavy electronic slab of music, which will get right in your face, and totally mess you up.
It's awesome! Check it out right now
MP3: Trash Yourself - Fuck The Police
Trash Yourself Myspace
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Sited by Annie Mac, Kissy Sell Out, Herve, Switch, DJ Touche & many more as one of the best parties in the UK, the sound of Moda is taking over! Behind the neon of this nocturnal zoo of misbehavior lives the formidable Moda DJ's. Already responsible for some of the biggest club tracks of recent times, these talented young producers wanted an outlet dedicated to their ever-evolving sound- and here it is!
Moda Music is an exclusive monthly installment of all things Moda. Expect club destroying EP's from the entire Moda collective, as well as guest appearances from our closest friends. Like the club itself, our music policy is nothing more than cool new music, that will make you want to dance! Over the coming months you will be exposed to everything from House to Hip Hop to Synth Pop and beyond!!
WE ALREADY OWN YOUR WEEKENDS....NOW WE OWN YOUR HEADPHONES TOO!!!
Friday, 4 July 2008
To read my review of the single then click HERE.
Check out the band's myspace page.
MP3: Nephu Huzzband - Nurse! Nurse!
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
MP3: Cyclamen - Kazuuchaataru
If you were a fan of the experimental mathcore metal band Sikth, then you should like Cyclamen. Currently a one man project with a drum machine (I defy anyone to spot that straight off), they create brilliant ear splitting noise. Cyclamen
MP3: White Demin - Let's Talk About It
Hailing from Texas, USA, White Demin have recently released their debut album "Workout Holiday" from which this track is taken. They play a mixture of Blues influenced Rock and Roll which god damn dirty and I like it! White Demin
MP3: Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
Out on Island this week is the release of this single from Pop Electro princess Ladyhawke. It's really infectious and although it should be annoying it's just got a certain element that makes it hard not to be liked. Ladyhawke
MP3: The Black Ghosts - Repetition Kills You
This track is taken from the debut self titled album which is out next week through Southern Fried. It's like 80's pop music given a 2008 electro update. I'm not quite sold on the LP as an entire body of work yet though. The Black Ghosts