Archive: August 2011

You may have heard of Jonquil before. The Oxford band has featured on this site a few times in the past. The four-piece have recently released a new split-single 7″ featuring ‘Mexico’ and ‘Solid Gold Dragons’, but you can download the songs for free via that funky little widget up above. ‘Mexico’ sounds really familiar, […]

No wonder it took Tom Vek four years to record his second album: he was off making music with DJ Shadow, whose album, The Less You Know The Better, is out towards the end of September. ‘Warning Call’ sounds like a remix of a song off Vek’s album Leisure Seizure. Which is no bad thing. […]

We got to see the video for ‘Cruel’ last week – it featured singer Annie Clark in a grave – and last night she went on David Letterman’s late night show and brought the song along. Annie fingerpicks an electric guitar, including the solos/bridges. All in a full-length black dress, which looks pretty cool, if […]

I have featured Male Bonding on my site a few times in the past and now they are featured because you can listen to the entirety of their second album, Endless Now. It’s very much early Blink 182, think Cheshire Cat but without Tom’s screecy voice. It’s such a great album from the London band, […]

It’s a new two-track EP from Overhead, The Albatross (the comma is important if you are searching for them on Breaking Tunes). Following on from January’s free Lads With Sticks EP, Mr Dog continues the pulsating heavy-hitting instrumental rock. ‘Pigonometry’ kicks off very much in the style of the Redneck Manifesto – but is there […]

I am not a big fan of Pulp but I was sat in front of my TV on Saturday night at 10pm cos I had nothing better to do. BBC3 were showing Reading, which was headlined by the Strokes. Preceding the boring New Yorkers though was Pulp. By all accounts it was a great show, […]

After the free download of ‘Hands Of Fire’ and ‘Lying On A Deathbed’, which won acclaim from all corners of Ireland – from those on the internet and who listen to good music anyway – we get a taster of Jape’s third album Ocean Of Frequency. It’s out at the end of September, is 12 […]

The Casanova Wave arrived on my radar back in October. Looking back at that post, I don’t do the music justice. I just had a link to the five-track EP and very little information on the band. I had the name of the man behind it, Brian McCartan; I knew he was from Waterford; and […]

We had our first taster of St Vincent’s forthcoming album Strange Mercy a few weeks ago with ‘Surgeon’. We now have ‘Cruel’, a majestic song that is everything you could want with St Vincent. The video features her, er, singing from a grave. She plays Dublin’s Workman’s Club in November. I’ll be there. Strange Mercy […]

Remember ‘Vomit’, the first taster of Girls’ second album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost? Well think of the opposite and you have an idea of what ‘Honey Bunny’ sounds like. It’s just about two-and-a-half minutes long and it does surf-rock that never fails to pique my attention. It certainly grabs the attention on the band’s new […]