Gold Panda unleashed ‘Snow & Taxis’ yesterday and the whole internet got an aneurysm trying to comprehend its amazingness. It is taken from his debut album, Lucky Shiner.

Fight Like Apes unleash their second album, The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner on August 27. Lead singer Maykay revealed that they swear once on the album, but Hot Press swear much more: “We’ve used the ‘c’ word on our album ONCE. Hotpress have managed to put it in 4 times over the course of the feature,” she tweeted earlier today. Go here to signup to the mailing list and get ‘Poached Eggs’ for free. Further below is ‘Hoo Ha Henry’.

Egyptian Hip Hop are releasing a new ep, Some Reptiles Grew Wings on Moshi Moshi next month. They are made up of four 17 year olds. And if that doesn’t depress you, what will? A belter of a tune.

You can listen to the above tracks, and a few more that were featured on the blog during the week just below.


The Point Of Everything

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Here is the band that NME are currently trumping as the next big thing:


Mona – ‘Lines In the Sand’
(via 1forthepeople)

Nick Brown, the frontman of the Nashville band tells the magazine that ‘rock ‘n’ roll is definitely dead’. Mona sound like a carbon copy of Kings Of Leon (NME dub them ‘Princes Of Leon), and so should probably hope that rock ‘n’ roll stays on life supports for another few years.

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Here is the other Flapes track I promised you:

Fight like Apes – ‘Hoo Ha Henry’

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Another great Moshi Moshi band is Summer Camp, who premiered their new video for ‘Round The Moon’ on Gorillavsbear earlier this week.

SUMMER CAMP – Round the Moon from Paddy Power on Vimeo.

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No Age returned with two new tracks this week, ‘Glitter’ and ‘Inflorescence’, off their forthcoming album, Everything in Between, due out at the end of next month on Sub Pop.


No Age – ‘Glitter’


No Age – ‘Inflorescence’

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Jape threw up a new track, ‘The Worry Fades’, on Soundcloud last week. Warning: should not be played on daytime radio. Listen and download here.

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Nialler9 and Barrygruff went sex mad this week for Biggus Diccus whose album you can get for free here. Need to know more? Hot Press open an article on them by saying, ” Irish rock has never been so cock before!”. That says more than enough about both band and magazine.

Barrygruff also introduced us to some great French dance music in the shape of Minitel Rose, and beat the rest to give us some new Royskopp.

Nialler9 also gave us a great new mix from Alex Metric, and a new Solar Bears mix

Swearimnotpaul has a new section on the website listing a whole host of free Irish music for you to listen to. It is amazing.

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For all you lovers of brass-ditching-artists, listen to new mark Ronson songs here, and below, via Some kind Of Awesome. He is cool again, says the NME. I am yet to be convinced.


Mark Ronson & The Business International ft Ghostface Killah – ‘Lose It In The End’

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On my own blog, deep breath, we got new Klaxons tracks, new Crystal Fighters tracks, a sensational, moving video by UNKLE, and new tracks from Kanye West, Two Door Cinema Club and Edwyn Collins, all of which you can listen to in the above set, if you haven’t already.

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For some reading to accompany all of this music, why not head to State for an Adebisi Shank interview, or to a new Irish blog by Irish Time journo Lauren Murphy, The World Won’t Listen. And for some entertaining reading, and some mad Arcade Fire love, head to the comments thread of On The Record, Jim Carrolls’ blog, here.

That is all for this week. Thanks for reading, and I hope you like the blog. Please, take a look around.