Thursday, 29 April 2010

Miami Horror

Since hearing the awesome 'Don't Be On With Her' from Miami Horror's 2008 Bravado EP I've been keeping a watchful eye on the progress of their as yet untitled new album. Their latest offerings 'Sometimes' and 'Moon Theory' are very much in the same vein as Calvin Harris in that they're electronic, catchy and summery; but in my eyes Miami Horror have lost that initial 80's synthesized energy that drew me to them in the first place. The new singles are by no means bad songs and they're definitely worth a listen, but it is as though they sit too uncomfortably on the fence - not quite full blown dance tunes, not quite chilled out head-nodders.

Watch Miami Horror - 'Sometimes' Video

New Single - Moon Theory

Don't Be On With Her

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Kula Shaker - Peter Pan RIP

The dissertation is now over and with revision in progress - the blog goes on. 

With a new album due out in June, Kula Shaker have given us the first taster of what's to come and I must say I like the flavour. Peter Pan R.I.P is a step in a more folky direction for Kula Shaker but the signature sound of Alonza's plodding bass and Crispian's soothing melodies are still very much prevalent. The thickset Eleanor Rigby-esque strings are the perfect accompaniment for the song's mournful lyrics, all in all a very memorable little ditty and a fine single to kick off the album.  

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Sebastien Tellier says "Look!"

The song doesn't really progress a great deal but there is definitely something morbidly hypnotic about staring at a pair of delectable monochrome buttocks.

Saturday, 10 April 2010


'Latin America' by Holy Fuck - my new gym anthem. Sounding like something lifted straight from a slow building action sequence, Holy Fuck have combined energetic live drums and bass with ominous piano chords to created a perpetually-expanding electronic beast!

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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Late Night Tales - The Cinematic Orchestra

The idea behind Late Night Tales is that an artist rummages through their record collection and puts together a mixed compilation of their favourite late night tunes. As part of the process they also have to produce a cover song, perhaps as a homage to a particular artist or an opportunity to put their own twist on one of their favourites. To top off this mixture the artist has to come up with a spoken word story for the climax of the cd. Much like the Fabric Live releases this is a real gateway into the musical mind of an artist and having listened to Lindstrom's and the Flaming Lips' offerings I've been very impressed.

Anyhow, click 'Read More' to brood over my review of the latest in the Late Night Tales series by The Cinematic Orchestra.

4 Sizzling Squidlies!