Archive for December, 2009

31
Dec
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 40

THE RECOMMENDER 2010 PREVIEW

We are finally done dealing with 2009 and can now enjoy a look ahead to what the next twelve months has in store.  As one of your essential guides on new music we are perhaps fulfilling our duty to scan the musical horizon and pluck out the highlights.

We have album news on some firmly set releases, some have definitely been discussed, some are simply rumours and some are wildly hopeful punts, but it’s always worth getting ridiculously excited right?

In our predictive preview of 2010 we will list the artist, any album name (if known) and any possible release dates (again, bear with us on the specifics).  So sit back and enjoy the looser-than-loose, wildly stabbed, finger-in-the-air soothsaying and all the butterflies it creates.

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2010’s NEW ALBUMS…

GORILLAZ  –  PLASTIC BEACH  –  tbc

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FRIENDLY FIRES – tbc – May

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THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – NOBODY’S COMING TO SAVE YOU – February

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DELPHIC – ACOLYTE – January

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HOT CHIP – ONE LIFE STAND – February (sneaky peek…)

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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – tbc – tbc

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THE KNIFE – tbc – tbc

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FRIGHTENED RABBIT – THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT – March (sneaky peek…)

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JUSTICE – tbc – tbc

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BEASTIE BOYS – HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART ONE – tbc

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ROYKSOPP – SENIOR – tbc

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GOLDFRAPP – HEAD FIRST – March

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TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – tbc – February (sneaky peek…)

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MGMT – CONGRATULATIONS – Spring

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KLAXONS – tbc – tbc

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EELS – END TIMES – January

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STARSMITH – tbc – September

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND – CONTRA – January 11th

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MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – FAMILY JEWELS – February (sneaky peek…)

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LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION – LIFE IS SWEET! NICE TO MEET YOU – February

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MASSIVE ATTACK – HELIGOLAND – February

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PARTICK WOLF – THE CONQUERER – tbc

Wind in the Wires

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WE HAVE BAND – WHB – tbc

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ARCADE FIRE – tbc – May

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BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – BEAT THE DEVIL’S TATTOO – March

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YEASAYER – ODD BLOOD – February (sneaky peek…)

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FOUR TET – THERE IS LOVE IN YOU – January

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MYSTERY JETS – tbc – April

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SMALL BLACK – tbc – January (sneaky peek…)

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OUTKAST – TEN THE HARD WAY – tbc

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ALBUMS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED…

THE WHITE STRIPES – tbc

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RADIOHEAD – tbc

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FOALS – tbc

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DR. DRE – DETOX – tbc

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THE AVALANCHES – tbc

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ELLIE GOULDING – tbc

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SIGUR ROS – tbc

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MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY – tbc

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ALBUMS THAT ARE RUMOURED…

SUFJAN STEVENS

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THE STILLS & DANGERMOUSE

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INTERPOL

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THE RAPTURE

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THE GOLDEN FILTER

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MORE HOPE THAN RUMOUR…

BATTLES

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MIA

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THE STROKES

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So that’s it for 2009!   What an outstanding year.  We’ve loved your support.  Looking ahead to 2010 it seems there’s many potentially brilliant albums due out, so expect lots of great coverage here.

Our blog also has many exciting, new things planned during 2010, including a revamped site, the launch of our monthly party showcases and we are looking for a new contributor from NYC (applications are still welcome into therecommenderblog@gmail.com for those interested? Obviously, only the most totally awesome need apply).

We love two things: music and our readers, so we simply wish to say thanks for joining us and from the above new albums it looks to be a very happy new year for all of us…
(MB)

24
Dec
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 39

Although posts will be a little more sporadic over this festive period, we will still do our best to bring you a handful of musical gifts.

As we edge towards the end of 2009, which has turned out to be a truly wonderful year for The Recommender, we thought we would provide you with a quick thank you.  We list below two tracks that have popped up on the blog radars in recent weeks, together with two outstanding videos.

These two tunes are of the kind that get many repeats and it’s rare to have a matching video that is as equally addictive.  Enjoy..

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DELPHIC

DELPHICDOUBT ysi

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HOT CHIP

HOT CHIPONE LIFE STAND ysi

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There’s going to be some huge and rather lovely things coming out of this blog in the new year.  2010 will not only see our facelift completed, but it will also be the year in which The Recommender blog will launch it’s monthly parties in Brighton.  Look out world, you have been warned!!!  In the mean time, HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

18
Dec
09

THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 66

NEDRY

Phew!  We are a little out of breath here at Recommender Towers.  Mainly because we’ve just had it whipped from us upon hitting play on Nedry’s songs.  We call them songs, but that’s a little misleading, they’re really life-changing experiences!  The kind of experiences you get when dipping your LCD-fuelled head into a bucket of jelly, whilst someone rams a mains electricity cable up your ass!  It’s not for the flimsy music fan out there.  It’s for the intellectual, for the strong silent types, for those wanting to know what fresh air really tastes like.  The kind of fresh air Nedry supply drifted down from the top of some mystical Japanese mountain and it washes over you like a baptism of fuzzy lusciousness.  Upon listening to their track A42, (mp3 listed below), you will hear it’s analogue drum roll beginning, with it’s distortion and drifting keys.  It’s simplicity defined, but once you get past this initial stage we suggest you tuck your head between your knees, plane-crash-bracing-stylee, as the tune drops it’s warped bassline and booming beats.  It’s dark and moving stuff, but it’s Ayu Okakita’s lifting vocals that truly blow you away.  She joined Chris and Matt from her native Japan earlier in 2009 to begin realising their sound and what has developed hasn’t been heard, or even attempted, since the likes of Bjork or Portishead.  It’s bravery is astonishing, its beauty impossible to resist.  Thankfully this has been noticed and picked up by Huw Stephens of Radio One and additionally earned them a tour supporting 65 Days Of Static in 2010.  Their debut, Condors, is officially released in Spring next year. (MB)

Find them here:       Myspace

Hear them here:      NEDRY – A42 ysi

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THE WOO! WORTHS

OK let’s get the name out of the way.  It’s not good.  That’s a given.  It’s a small hurdle obstructing our enjoyment of The Woo!Worths, but it certainly was a hurdle worth leaping because we’ve landed in a world of brilliantly bright sunshine pop.  Playful electro synthesisers and grooving disco rhythms dance around us whilst we float away on Jo’s delightful Belgian-tinged ah-ooos, harmonised with Rich’s distinctive gentleman’s club vocals.  Meanwhile, Steve’s guitar manages to keep us from feeling like we’re being taken for another ride to the bank by yet another chart-assailing, soulless collection of electro-poppers.   He drags us back down to the ground with jagged stabs and squealing solos.  They make the kind of music Daft Punk would have created had they entered the sweet shop just as it exploded, rather than indulging in their usual studio mushroom clouds.  It’s a much more organic experience and live they manage to achieve the rarest of things;  Namely, a band that makes the crowd dance; not nod, skank, mosh or rock out, but actually dance.  Having already won ‘Rankin Live’, being chosen from the final line-up by legendary photographer Rankin himself, this trio have a lot to look forward to next year including an appearance at one of The Recommender’s shows.  With them being a Brighton-based band it couldn’t work out any better.  We can’t wait.  Neither should you.   (MA)

Find them here:         Myspace

Hear them here:        THE WOO! WORTHS – PLASTICINE ysi

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THE SWEET SERENADES

Some music changes your life, some music moves you to tears, some music shuts you up, some music thunders right through your rib cage, and some music plays your heart like an instrument.  Well, to be honest, this ain’t that type of music.  However, this is music that makes the edges of your mouth curl upwards and lifts your mood out from it’s Monday blues into the kind of fiery red that Friday gives you.  There will always, always be a place for music like this.  Boyhood friends Martin and Mathias, from Stockholm in Sweden, have been shifting music our way for many years, with one single, one EP and finally with their debut album, Balcony Cigarettes, released on Leon Records. The album is awash with enjoyable tunery as it shuffles through it’s ten consistently neat tracks.  This is music made for the fans of rattling indie rock that Kings Of Leon mastered, and the kind of speedy, light guitar flickering that The Strokes play, with the kind of sunny indie that The Magic Numbers surfed into town on.  On some tracks you could probably add some Neil Young references in there too, but that would perhaps be one comparison too far.  Um, whoops!  OK, so it’s more life-affirming, as opposed to life-changing, but if the wheel kept getting re-invented we’d end up with something square and unusable wouldn’t we!?!  Let them fill those indie folk gaps in your life, sit back with a tin of your finest beer and smoke along. (MB)

Find them here:         Myspace

Hear them here:        THE SWEET SERENADES – MONA LEE ysi

11
Dec
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 38

BEST TRACKS OF 2009

Every blog loves a good roundup of the year and The Recommender’s no different.  It’s a joy to get to the end of the calendar and review the plentiful archives and pluck out the many highlights amongst the many highlights.  If you’ve ever missed one of our blog posts this is the one with which you can now catch up.

The only rules are that these tunes either got officially released this year, or arrived into our music folder during 2009.

We provide our Top 40 ( remember when music charts used to always be this quantity?), with a helpful mp3 of each track, our one-line review, and if you want to hear more about why we think this artist/track is so awesome there’s a link back to any available post that we’d previously done on them.

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40.) THEOPHILUS LONDON – COLD PILLOW ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: A fresh contender, with slick wordage and inventive originality.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 52

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39.) KITE IN THE AIR – MAGIC MARKER ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: A metronomic lure, it’s like dance music for angels.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 64

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38.) NIC DAWSON KELLY – THE MUSICIAN ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: A troubadour for the Noughties, with a truly special voice!!
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 54

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37.) CASHIER No.9 – 42 WEST AVENUE ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: This well kept indie secret has tons of swaggering stomp.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 41

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36.) LOCAL NATIVES – AIRPLANES ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Brave, tearfully heartfelt and rammed with melody
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
The Recommender – Number 27

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35.) FANFARLO – LUNA ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Wound up like a coiled spring, this is what bursting into life sounds like.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 31

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34.) THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS – DRESSED IN DRESDEN ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Stylish, sexy vocals, with a chopped guitar and a relentless beat.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 30

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33.) LA ROUX – FASCINATION ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Her finest vocals, with the best delivered electro thump of 2009.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Gig List – Number 19

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32.) THE GOOD NATURED – YOUR BODY IS A MACHINE ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: An irresistably magical mixture of Bat For Lashes and Kate Nash.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 60

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31.) CHEW LIPS – SOLO ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Bouncy, Casio-heavy electro pop brilliance from 2010’s potential winners.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 29

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30.) YES GIANTESS – TUFF N STUFF ysi

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ONE LINE REVIEW: Totally fearless, totally American, electrified college indie
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 37

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29.) PHOENIX – 1901 ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: A very satisfying tune that was punch-confident, catchy and irresistable
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 23

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28.) HOT CHIP – ONE LIFE STAND ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: One of the hottest chips yet, arriving just as 2009 ended. 2010’s looking great
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Hot Chip Myspace

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27.) JAY Z – EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (Ft ALICIA KEYS) ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: The king returns with a classic, to lament about the city in which he rules.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Jay-Z Myspace

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26.) BIRDS & BATTERIES – THE VILLAIN ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Intelligent, tidy indie pop, with a lot of groove stirred in.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 56

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25.) MIRRORS – LOOK AT ME ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Noir pop, noir ‘n b, doom pop, call it what you like, they’ve mastered it!
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 35

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24.) YUKSEK – SO FAR AWAY FROM THE SEA (Ft. THE BEWITCHED) ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: A hypnotic club-filler with fantastic, catchy, melodic vocals.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 24

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23.) THE JOY FORMIDABLE – WHIRRING ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Towering talent and stunning beauty, from this immensely powerful indie rock.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 31

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22.) FILTHY DUKES – NONSENSE IN THE DARK ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: It’s like the perfect electro pop song, with added Maccabee magic.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 37

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21.) MPHO – BOX N LOCKS ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: OK, it’s a great guitar sample, but she clearly owns a box full of slick tricks.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 42

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20.) FOREIGN BORN – VACATIONING PEOPLE ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Whatever Local Natives can do Foreign Born can do too….only better.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 46

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19.) YEAH YEAH YEAH’S – ZERO ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: A very strong single, from a band clearly enjoying hitting full stride.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Yeah Yeah Yeahs Myspace

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18.) SMALL BLACK – DISPICABLE DOGS (WASHED OUT REMIX) ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Four slapped beats, rumbling electro basslines, one mighty remix
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Small Black Myspace

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17.) CRYSTAL FIGHTERS – XTATIC TRUTH ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: It simultaneously sounds like the future and another world all at once.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 38

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16.) KILL IT KID – BURST ITS BANKS ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Perhaps THE most unbelievable voice in indie rock.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 40

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15.) WILD PALMS – OVER TIME ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: The Clash meets The Sisters Of Mercy meets The Young Knives! Woah!!
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 59

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14.) WASHED OUT – YOU’LL SEE IT ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Music for your heart, your feet and your mind all at the same time.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 58

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13.) ELVIS PERKINS IN DEARLAND – SHAMPOO ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Clever, pretty and soulful. It sounds like someone having a funeral for their heart.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 44

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12.) FREELANCE WHALES – GENERATOR ^ FIRST FLOOR ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: This is the sound of your life starting again after you’ve hit the reset button.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 55

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11.) WE HAVE BAND – TIME AFTER TIME ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: What an outstanding vocal refrain! A Talking Heads for the Noughties.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? We Have Band – Q & A

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10.) CLOCK OPERA – ONCE AND FOR ALL ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Full of hope and heart. “Don’t be afraid to get in the way again“.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 44

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9.) ELLIE GOULDING – UNDER THE SHEETS ysi

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ONE LINE REVIEW: The next bright electro pop starlet arrived with this outstanding love song.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? How Good Is This!!!??? – Number 35

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8.) BAT FOR LASHES – DANIEL ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: An enchanting single with vocals that seem to come from another dimension.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Bat For Lashes – Myspace

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7.) THE BIG PINK – DOMINOS ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: This wakes you up like a bucket of iced water to the face.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 16

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6.) WAVE MACHINES – KEEP THE LIGHTS ON ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Unique, smoothly grooved indie that is perhaps 2009’s best kept secret.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 33

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5.) WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS – QUIET LITTLE VOICES ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: An out of control juggernaut of an indie rock tune. Brilliant.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 27

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4.) THE MACCABEES – LOVE YOU BETTER ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: Astonishing music from a band hitting a crest. It’s aimed directly at your heart.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Maccabees Myspace

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3.) HURTS – WONDERFUL LIFE ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: A truly timeless song that’s full of darkness, tearful hope and beauty.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Hurts Myspace

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2.) THE PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND – YOU’LL DISAPPEAR ysi


ONE LINE REVIEW: This addictive, retro, funked piece of work is as special as it is attractively melodic.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Recommender – Number 49

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1.) MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – MOWGLI’S ROAD ysi

ONE LINE REVIEW: Vocally outstanding, this is the fearful sound of a superstar’s first tentative steps.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? How Good Is This!!!??? – Number 35

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OK, so if you’ve never left a comment on this blog, now is surely your chance!?  These lists are made with the hope of people throwing their ideas into the comments box as everyone has an opinion on these things, right?  Who do you think we’ve missed?  Who would be your number one?  Any artists you genuinely didn’t know on here?  Who do you agree and disagree with? ….gulp, please be gentle with us….
(MB)

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07
Dec
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 37

THE REMIXES – PART 7 – STARSMITH

Starsmith, (real name Fin Dow-Smith), recently messaged us an update, which we’re pleased to say clarifies his current position.  To date we’ve known him as the producer behind Ellie Goulding‘s album, as well as playing alongside her live.  With her debut album due for a release in early 2010, we knew Fin’s work was virtually complete there, so what was a well connected talent such as Starsmith going to do next?

Well, the 21 year old is putting his music degree to good use, making sure he carves out his own solo career, rather than simply being the big bang behind other future starlets.  Having first arrived with the backing of the independent Neon Gold label, he has now signed his own record deal with Island (!) and we are pleased to confirm that he’s finally setting about producing his own songs.  He hopes that his own debut album should be ready for September 2010 and it will of course include Ellie Goulding as a guest vocalist, with the first single due around April.

Of course signing to a major record label, confirming guest vocalists of that caliber and planning release dates is all rather surprising, considering he hasn’t yet written or recorded any of his own original material!!  Well, when you have Ellie’s extraordinary tunes, as well as his plentiful remix catalogue, the picture becomes a lot clearer.

It’s this remix material that we are focussing on today, and our Remix Specials are fast becoming a set of hallowed halls, having previous listed giants such as:  Soulwax,  Bloc Party,  The TwelvesThe Golden Filter,  The Shoes and DiscoTech on past editions.  Starsmith’s golden touch adds his trademark wealth of electro synths, shameless 80s influences and bouncing beats.  Looks like Ellie’s going to have some stiff competition in 2010 then…

PALOMA FAITH – NEW YORK  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
PASSION PIT – SLEEPYHEAD  (STARSMITH REMIX, Ft. ELLIE GOULDING) ysi
LADY GAGA – BAD ROMANCE  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
LISA MITCHELL – COIN LAUNDRY  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
PRIVATE – MY SECRET LOVER  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
FRANKMUSIK – BETTER OFF AS TWO  (STARSMITH HOLIDAYING IN THE HEATH REMIX) ysi
ELLIE GOULDING – STARRY EYED  (STARSMITH PRODUCED) ysi
KATY PERRY – I KISSED A GIRL  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS  – I AM NOT A ROBOT  (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi

If there’s any others we’ve missed then we’d appreciate you informing us in the comments section.  We know others are out there somewhere.  Also, it’s worth you knowing that we’ve nearly finished our Best Tracks Of 2009 post, so we will upload that in the next few days.  Yet another exciting reason to head back here before the year/decade ends.
(MB)

02
Dec
09

THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 65

FOREIGN OFFICE

With this wonderful four piece out of London town you can count the influences one by one as their tunes blast out of your stereo.  And they will blast, as this is one band that are truly worth donating a couple of speakers to.  This is not to suggest they aren’t original, contemporary, or thoughtful in their sublime constructions.  You will hear choppy guitar riffs and clapped breaks that are straight out of The Clash catalogue.  It’s with these familiar elements, and particularly with the vocals, that you are reminded of those other recent Clash-influenced troubadours, the excellent Golden Silvers.  There’s a delightful playfulness to their songs, with armfuls of melody, swinging choruses and tunes that smoothly build up, with the use of that trusted old trick, a key change.  It’s beautifully tidy stuff, that satisfyingly unfolds like an oragami puzzle, leaving you wondering how they put these things together to start with.  The influences don’t stop there either, with their track Leaving The House, (attached below), particularly reminding us of The Fine Young Cannibals, circa their album The Raw And The Cooked.  Now that is a band to be influenced by!  Anyway, we received more info by email recently informing us that they only formed a year ago (!) and are due to release their debut single at some point early in 2010.  They also mentioned recent support slots of other Recommender favourites, Wave Machines and O Children, showing us that their slot selections are just as good as their influences.    (MB)

Find them here:        Myspace

Hear them here:       FOREIGN OFFICE – LEAVING THE HOUSE (…removed by request)

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VOLTAIRE TWINS

Even far away Australia isn’t immune to the epidemic of 80s influenced bands that we see, or rather, hear everywhere these days.  So permeating is it that genre names such as electroclash, electropop, synthpop, nu-rave, and other countless descriptions seem to lose all meaning.  But as an Australian blogger said of this electronic duo, and occasional triplet, some bands have managed to remember the importance of solid songwriting, successfully quelling our electro-fever induced nausea.  This Perth band not only makes us feel better, they really, really make us want to dance.  While very synth(-etic) in sound, their lyrics carry substance and the songs’ build ups and breaks occur intuitively.  Musically they clearly take some cues from Ladytron, and they site Robots in Disguise and bitpop darlings Slagsmålsklubben as influences.  What further distinguishes them is their duet-style singing.  Maybe it’s the fact that singers Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire are brother and sister that their interplay feels genuine and comfortable.  Ladytron, Soulwax, Goldfrapp, and Peaches top an impressive roster of acts the Voltaire Twins have already supported in Australia, so it’s seriously hard to believe they remain unsigned.  You can get in on this early by downloading their three released tracks online, but keep your eyes on the land down under for further developments with these synthesising siblings.   (OG)

Find them here:       Myspace

Hear them here:     VOLTAIRE TWINS – D.I.L. ysi

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ACID WASHED

Sadly we’ve worn a little thin with having to post about artists that keep their names and images from being made available, so common is the arrival of new acts with virtually nothing known about them!  It’s like that annoying moment when a friend introduces you to someone new at a party without telling you their actual name.  Kind of leaves you a little disarmed.  The only redeeming positive here is in fact the music, which we have to say has charmed us so much we would quite happily invite them home and put out, names or no names.  What sluts we are!  Anyway, they arrived riding white disco horses, covered in glitter, proclaiming to have a bag that’s heaving with “cosmic party tunes”.  We know there is two of them.  We know they are from Paris.  We also know they’ve managed a rather clever remix or two for the likes of DaTA and Sebastien Tellier, so the inevitable blog attention has been on them in recent months. The pace is perhaps disco, with it’s thuds and claps, but there’s something of the cinematic nightlife about them.  It’s all city lights and spaced out synths, so this is a little darker and a little more dangerous breed of disco.  It’s a journey through Manhattan in a car at night and your staring out of the window.  It’s safe, it’s warm, it’s picturesque even, but it’s also thrilling, exciting and a touch overwhelming.  The below single was out on the Record Makers label at the start of November.  We will do our best to keep you posted regarding any future releases, and who knows, perhaps even a face and a name one day!!  (MB)

acid washed

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Hear them here:        ACID WASHED – GENERAL MOTORS, DETROIT, AMERICA ysi




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