Saturday, 28 February 2009
I'm going to try something a little bit different this month and put each track up as a separate post so when one gets taken down by the evil blogger police the rest don't get taken down as well. Enjoy and, as always, thanks and comments are always appreciated...
MP3: This Is Our Perfect Crime - The Von Bondies (YSL)
MP3: Death By Misadventure - All The Kings Men (YSL)
MP3: From The City To The Sea - The Sunshine Underground (YSL)
Oh, by the way, you're so FIRED!
MP3: I'm Beginning To Think You Prefer Beverley Hills 90210 To Me - Fight Like Apes (YSL)
(I've just checked, it was actually back in August's playlist that you last heard FLA, time flys when you've got great music...)
There's a bit of a banjo/folk feel to start with, don't let that put you off it's a great track.
MP3: Happy As Annie - Larrikin Love (YSL)
MP3: Replacement Man - Dan Sartain (YSL)
Oh and don't confuse Tom Williams with the Ashley FC right back or the grumpy lawn mower seller in Minehead.
MP3: 24 - Tom Williams (YSL)
MP3: Run Run - Those Dancing Days (YSL)
MP3: Waiting - The Tunics (YSL)
They have toured with Vampire Weekend which is a bit of a guide to their music - they've also toured with Arctic Monkeys which is not. Anyway their album is out, I assume in the States, in March and they are touring at the same time, sadly again in the State only.
MP3: Sunlight - Harlem Shakes (YSL)
MP3: Chained Up - Voxhaul Broadcast (YSL)
MP3: You, Me & The Bourgeoisie - The Submarines (YSL)
MP3: Summer Shakedown - Slow Club (YSL)
MP3: On My Knees - Aqualung (YSL)
MP3: Oblivion - Wintersleep (YSL)
MP3: Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5 (YSL)
Anyway Check The Availability spotted that the advert for Pantene Pro V with Myleene Class playing the piano actually features none other than Daft Punk. Do you think the ad execs had to turn it in to the piano version before they would even consider it? I wonder...
MP3: Aerodynamic - Daft Punk (YSL) (3rd Link)
MP3: Paper Planes (M.I.A. cover) - Pale Young Gentlemen (YSL)
Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
I always like it when a band saves a quality track until the end of the album, one that builds up and up to a big finish. This is a perfect example of this, it starts of as quite a bland, weak song and ends with a great instrumental that can get the hairs on the back of your neck standing to attention.
If you've not heard this track before, or if you've dismissed it in the past, give it a try and stay with it, as I said it starts slowly but at the 2:29 mark the big build up starts...
MP3: Pulp - Sunrise (YSL)
I've just listened to the rest of the album again and stand out tracks are definitely Weeds, Bad Cover Version, Trees, The Birds In Your Garden and Sunrise. Can you spot a theme?
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Stranger Than Fiction is a film that didn't get the promotion in the UK that I think it deserved, in fact we didn't discover it until we saw its trailer on a DVD we own. Its a film with a great cast, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and the lead character is played by Will Ferrell. This is Will Ferrell not in his usual, churn them out, ten a penny, "Blades of Glory" performance but as an actual different character. The film is about Will's character who wakes up one morning to hear someone narrating his life and, even worse, proclaiming that he will die in the near future.
From there on it's a heart-warming tale of his life and him trying to change for the better (that sounds like the start of Quantum Leap). I'm not going to give any more away than that but I definitely recommend it. Below is the song that for me sums up the film the best and gives it that feel good, independent feel.
MP3: That's The Way We Get By - Spoon (Box link, I've dumped zshare for now) (YSL)
Monday, 23 February 2009
Digital Brighton, UK
Apr 15 2009 8:00P
Thekla Bristol, UK
Apr 16 2009 8:00P
Ruby Lounge Manchester, UK
Apr 17 2009 8:00P
Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh, UK
Apr 18 2009 8:00P
King Tuts Glasgow, UK
Apr 20 2009 8:00P
The Cluny Newcastle, UK
Apr 21 2009 8:00P
Rainbow Birmingham, UK
Apr 22 2009 8:00P
Cockpit Leeds, UK
Apr 23 2009 8:00P
Heaven London, UK
Thursday, 19 February 2009
The funniest moment I have seen on TV for years has to feature the Hoff and what better place for it to happen than at the Brits. Known to have a slight drink problem (see video below), The Hoff was asked, along with Elbow whether they were going to party afterwards. Guy Garvey turned straight faced to The Hoff and asked him if he fancied a drink tonight. The best bit was I think Elbow and Fearne were oblivious to their faux pas despite presenter James Corden mentioning his YouTube "moment" earlier in the show.
Sadly the only true controversy was Duffy winning three awards. THREE. that's right, the one hit wonder took away THREE awards. I was majorly peeved with this and reading around other sites, many people are. The thing is, when it comes down to it, it's all about taste. One person commentated "Spiritualized were a glaring omission". I like Spiritualized with the best of them but come on, get real. Duffy sold lots of records and that, when it comes down to it, is what the music industry is interested in. Yes, Duffy won the Breakthrough Act thanks to Radio1 listeners but British Album and British Female Artist are voted for by industry bods.
Anyway enough of my rant, my favourite musical part of last night was the Ting Tings combing with Estelle. While it had already been done by The Hood Internet as a mashup of Shut Up And Let Me Go and American Boy they took it one extra step and brought That's Not My Name in at the end. No recorded loops were required as Estelle added the extra vocals needed. Check out the video below as well as the original mashup from The Hood Internet.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
So if you enjoyed the song on last month's playlist go and grab another slice of the Wakefield / Sheffield duo...
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
You can't turn the TV on at the moment without seeing a comparison web site advert or the Barclay Card advert. Like it or not the Barclay Card advert just gets in your head and is your ear worm for the day. I've only just come across the phrase ear worm but it perfectly describes that song that gets in your head all day long.
I actually thought the advert was mainly CGI but it turns out they did do work at a water park, had a slide in a library, a supermarket and more impressively put big blue tubes down in Rio. See the making of video below and also the mp3 of The Bellamy Brothers song Let Your Love Flow.
Is that the best job in the world?
Monday, 16 February 2009
Thanks to Every Day Is Election Day for pointing out this new start to The Simpsons. They've gone HD and updated the intro. I'm sure there'll be a shorter version but it's pretty cool. I wonder how many meetings they had to decide on this one?
As an added treat how about Green Day doing their version of the theme tune for The Simpsons film and a text alert of Mr Burns doing Excellent.
Saturday, 14 February 2009
An underrated album track from them.
MP3: Ten Storey Love Song - The Stone Roses (YSL)
My favourite track off Second Coming, mainly because it reminds me of an old girlfriend.
MP3: You Are My Sunshine (cover) - Frank Turner (YSL)
I can't help but listen to this song and think of football fans chanting along to it. I'm guessing our readers from other countries don't have the same problem.
MP3: This Must Be Love - Photons (YSL)
A quality song, not to be confused with Madness It Must Be Love
MP3: That Kiss - The Courteeners (YSL)
This song has really grown on me over the past few months, may be not as instant as their other singles but definitely another quality track from them.
MP3:Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys (YSL) Taken from their Leave When The Lights Come On EP, this is a real slow, swing track. In fact it was one of our "last dance" tracks at our wedding. Ah, sorry you'll have to supply your own bucket.
Friday, 13 February 2009
Whether this is to try out some new software (you go to a web page that checks you have bought their album) or just to promote their new single, Farewell To The Fairground I don't know. However, if you have bought their album either through iTunes or as a CD you can go to here and download the whole album. I have only listened to Death so far but I can't imagine why it will be listened to a lot. Anyone fancy a White Lies karaoke party? Dress code: Black
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Have a listen and see what you think. It's the live version taken from the Ed Rec Vol III compilation.
Monday, 9 February 2009
Rocknrolla came out on DVD last week and it was hailed as a return to form for director Guy Richie. It certainly has its moments, his films are steadily getting more polish (and better actors). The star of the film has to be Toby Kebbell, nominated for a BAFTA rising star award*, who is excellent. He plays a gangster's son, think Russell Brand crossed with a young Al Pachino.
The soundtrack sounded great as well, which is no surprise going on the past Lock Stock / Snatch releases and thankfully there isn't a Madonna track in sight. See divorce can be good sometimes. With the likes of The Clash, 22-20s, The Hives, Lou Reed there's a strong line up on the soundtrack. However, the song that goes around your head when the film is finished is Rock & Roll Queen by The Subways who perform it live in the film. You may already have that track but it's time to revisit it.
*Noel Clarke, who played Mickey in Dr Who, won the award last night.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
See YouTube profile for his Explosion paintings and Butterscotch World for more info.