Archive: February 2012

It’s been almost four months since Bouts’ debut EP left my ears ringing (that’s a good thing), and now we have the double A-side single ‘Get Sick’ and ‘Turn Away’. If you listened to the Dublin group’s self-titled debut EP, you might know what to expect as the trajectory hasn’t altered greatly. Bouts make guitar-driven […]

The fantastic collaboration between Gorillaz, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) and Andre 3000 got a pretty cool animated/real-life video. Created by Jamie Hewlett, we get to see what 10 years of success has done to Gorillaz: They still live in a dirgy flat, 212 Wobble Street, London; Murdoc uses a malfunctioning chairlift after a heavy […]

The excellent Kyla La Grange puts on her most sultry voice for ‘Vampire Smile’. After first featuring on The Point Of Everything over a year ago, 2011 saw the singer release a handful of singles. She follows it up this year with an extensive English tour, which will surely lay the foundation to build. ‘Vampire […]

Disappointed with the last Friendly Fires album? You could do worse than Bear In Heaven, whose new album, I Love You, It’s Cool, is due out at in April. Already announced for the Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin, this could be their year. ‘Reflection Of You’ is taken from the group’s third album, which is […]

When they were recording their acclaimed third album Little Sparks, Delorentos must have spent most mornings watching the Jeremy Kyle Show. That’s the only reasoning behind the video for ‘Right To Know’, one of the many stellar indie-pop tracks that make up the Dublin group’s latest LP. Shot by Dun Laoighire/Rathdown Community Television, the video […]

The first new track we’ve heard from Gold Panda since debut album Lucky Shiner came out last year, ‘Thailand Chord Droner’ is heavy on the percussion and short on length, clocking in at just over the two-minute mark. It’s an interesting song, with simply one elongated chord (droner) continuing throughout, with some stuff thrown in […]

The wonderfully retro Summer Camp take a further step back into the past with the new video for ‘Losing My Mind’. A simple concept, the duo know how to raise a laugh. Trying to get the perfect family portrait, Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey don fake smiles and get their big, fat cat out, going […]

After being introduced here in November, Professor Penguin return with a new track under their arms. Anyone disappointed with the Maccabees’ move to a bigger sound should enjoy ‘Pirate’. Clocking in at under three minutes, it’s a slow-building track which escalates to an epic crescendo. It’s a gentle track that worms its way into your […]

Arctic Monkeys keep the retro vibe they’ve strayed into over the past year on ‘R U Mine?’, a brand new song that you won’t find on last album Suck It And See. It’s hard, loud and just a little seedy. The video sees Alex and Matt driving, singing, air drumming and filming. Bassist Nick makes […]

Factory Floor have been making my ears throb more than most other bands over the past few months. One-third of the London group, Nik Colk (Nik Void), has teamed up with two parts of Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, to form the aptly named Carter Tutti Void. They have a four-track album […]