Welcome once again.
Sorry for the rubbishly-long delay in getting this latest post up. I’ve had no end of computer problems this last month, so been out of action. Frustrating I know, but I return with a goodie bag of the sweetest delights for you…
This time we are sticking with a relatively themed post again. If you recall it was Yorkshire last time – this time around its Australia!! I won’t be creating a theme for every Recommender, only if a grouped batch of cool bands floats my way is all. So this time Australia are in the spotlight. Again, I’m not trying to be the first, coolest or trendiest blog, so I know plenty of you out there will have heard of the following acts, but I love em too much to ignore, so thought they deserved their own post. More underground stuff in the next Recommender – promise…
CUT COPY – I’m going to begin with these guys, coz apart from being totally ace, they are also the most established act getting a mention today. A Melbourn bunch of melody makers creating indie-dance-punk-whatever-you-call-it on the Modular Recordings label. They’ve toured with giants such as Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party to name but a few which should give you a level of just how great they are. They are two albums in now (except for a mix album they’ve done for fabric), with their debut BRIGHT LIKE NEON LOVE (2004), followed more recently by IN GHOST COLOURS (March 2008). Both are worth your time. I attach a fantastic remix of one of their recent singles, ‘Lights & Music’, done by German DJ Moulinex (he’s also worth checking out if ya fancy your disco…)
Hear them here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/12945224d4505529/
THE PRESETS – Another well established Oz outfit. This Sydney based two-piece have been busy making fantstic electro-indie over the last few years. Label mates with Cut Copy on Modular Recordings, they have plenty of stuff available out there, so go hunt out either their debut album, BEAMS, (released back in May 2005), or their brand spanking new album, APOCALYPTO, (released April 2008). Both are totally freaking brilliant. They are also adding many dates on a global tour to push the new album, so look out for them in a city near you soon. I’ll add the Brighton leg’s details of that tour on my next ‘Gig List’ post.
Find them here: www.myspace.com/thepresets
Hear the here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/12946671dc6491ea/
THE MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – About as cool as they get! I adore them and all they stand for. A Melbourne 3-piece making sublime keyboard-led, funky-guitar, danceable ace-ness. They look great, sound like they are from another world and kick ass live too. Go find their debut album, DYSTOPIA, which finally got a UK release in May 2008. I’m not attaching MP3’s here, just one of their videos, coz they too are brilliant. Enjoy.
See them here:
G.L.O.V.E.S – OK, the last of this Aussie-themed post and we are going to close with an Electro DJ who rips it up like Godzilla on the dance floor. Once again, Melbourne based (that city must have something in the water me thinks!). Real name Yama Indra, he is normally found playing keyboards for the band Damn Arms(mentioned them in previouse posts below…) who have a lighter touch than the harder sound he produces as a DJ. He’s done mucho remixing of bands ad is often found to have generated something fresh and kick-ass out of the bands hes chopped up. I’ll attach one of his original tunes. Nice.