Archive: January 2010

^^^Gorillaz, obviously^                                                                                                                              ^^^Tom Vek live, perhaps less obviously^^^ I have decided to join the rest of the world in declaring my love for the new Gorillaz track, ‘Stylo’. Featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def on vocals, it certainly whets the appetite for their third lp, Plastic Beach, released at the beginning of March. Find […]

What with all the new music lists purporting to forecast what you will be listening to in the coming months, such as the BBC Sound Of 2010, The NME, and countless others, it is possible to lose sightof the music just around the corner. Searching out good new Irish music is a difficult task when […]

Even before listening to Zebra, the opening song off Beach House’s third album, the similarities with Grizzly Bear are evident. They have toured together, enthused about each others’ recorded output , and last year, Beach House vocalist Victoria Legrand was a guest on the phenomenal track Two Weeks from the acclaimed Veckatimest. It is inevitable […]

One of the most exciting new bands to emerge last year were New Jersey college-shoegaze-rock (insert own genre here) types, Titus Andronicus. After garnering much praise for their debut lp The Airing of Grievances, they left to record a new album and have recently released rather alot of information about the forthcoming sophomore effort here. […]

01 Blood Visions Jay Reatard has been found dead this morning, 13 January 2010. Sources confirm that he died during his sleep. He was 29. Having featured in many best of 2009 lists with his Watch Me Fall lp, the music world is sure to mourn the death of one of its most prolific sons. […]

British noiseniks Blood Red Shoes have announced a new album, Fire Like This, to be released on March 1st. Having made the seven minute epic Colours Fade available as a free download from their site, the duo, Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell, will be streaming a song a week until the release of their second […]

It is hard to ignore the elephant that takes over the room while listening to Manchester’s new chosen sons Delphic. They are a four-piece hailing from the same city as New Order and it is obvious that they have heard at least one song by the electronic pioneers. They share many features, but what they […]

Ellie Goulding has topped the BBC Sound of 2010 list, following in the footsteps of Little Boots, Adele, Mika, and 50 Cent. The acts on the list were chosen by 165 UK-based tastemakers, who each named their favourite three new artists, and the 15 acts with the most votes made the longlist. Beating off competition […]

I promised movie stuff as well as music stuff so here we go. Above is the first still from Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, one of the eagerly anticipated movies of summer 2010. Directed by Edgar Wright, it stars Michael Cera as the eponymous hero in a role that will surely be as far removed […]

Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip are responsible for one of the best songs and videos of recent years with Thou Shalt Always Kill. They must believe that the preaching and simple Sega-beeps of that track did something for them and lo-and-behold, we now have Get Better. The duo look like they want the mantle […]