Thursday, March 31, 2011

tUnE-yArDs - Bizness

Today's song is brought to you be the musically inspired Celina...

I don't know much about this band but I came across this song and LOVED it.

It's a great song to dance crazy styley - and the video is BRILLIANT!

They have a new album out that I must get my hands on!

Hope you like it too!

w h o k i l l

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lupe Fiasco - Daydreamin

I really dig this Lupe tune, It was the third single off of his album Food & Liquor, and come to mention it, I dig this whole damn album!

He won a Grammy for this tune, which also features the stunning female vocals of Jill Scott, and a doo-wop chorus, which gives it that very smooth laid back feel.

Although, the film clip is pretty damn average on a whole, makes no real sense and features a shit-house CGI robot - there's no denying it's one damn-fine killer track.

Anyway take a listen, watch the clip, and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream

So today I resigned from ZOO. After almost six years working on the magazine and website, my reign as ZOO Man will soon come to an end.

But it's not a sad parting of ways!

Oh no... I'm off to start working in the music industry for a major record label.

A dream of mine, would be understating it. I'm pretty damn stoked, so need some music that suits the mood.

Enter Empire Of The Sun, I think this song will do just nicely.

Happy days!

Walking on a Dream

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yves Klein Blue - Getting Wise

I found myself drinking in a very, very, very nasty watering hole last week.

The place stunk like vomit, I thought I would have my head punched in at any minute for wearing a shirt, the length of the average rat's tail was 10cm long, and the scotch was the nastiest I'd ever tasted (but for $3 a pop I guess it was to be expected).

The pokies took up more than half the front bar, and as the horrible scotch and dry made my head spin and my stomach retch, I stumbled upon the bar's one saving grace.


Despite my less than adequate surroundings the tunes that were pumping out were some of the best.

Yves Klein Blue, Getting Wise, was one of those songs.

Sadly the YKB boys split up late last year, but there's solo projects on the horizon, so stay tuned!

Ragged & EcstaticDraw Attention to Themselves

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grouplove - Colours

Today's tune is brought to you by the every so lovely Mieke...

I first heard Grouplove at the Florence and the Machine concert late last year at The Wiltern in LA.

They were the opening band and I wasn't expecting much, as I was only there to see Florence.

Grouplove turned out to be absolutely amazing with both their vocals and onstage performance.

They're a newish indie band that is sure to top the charts, with Triple J already binging themselves with songs such as; Colours, Naked Kids and Love will save your soul.

They're certainly a band on the rise, and one I'll be keeping an eye on. Fingers crossed they pencil in a Splendour In The Grass performance in 2011!


Friday, March 18, 2011

The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness

It's great to see The Strokes back and I'm really loving the super-catchy first single Under Cover Of Darkness.

It's a pretty up beat poppy number from the so called saviours of rock 'n' roll, and I personally think it's one of the best singles they've released for quite some time.

It's slightly different for The Strokes, yet has that undeniable Strokes vide.

It's a great first single of what I hope will be a killer new album. And I must say the lads look quite handsome in their suits in the clip.

So what do you think of The Strokes's latest offering?

AnglesRoom on FireIs This It?First Impressions of Earth

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Richard In Your Mind - Candelabra (Moon Mantra Mix)

Today's song is brought to you by the stylin' Pino...

Sydney band Richard In Your Mind are fucking great!

Last year they released an album called My Volcano and it’s a awesome mix of styles but mostly it’s psychedelic pop with a splash of tropical fruit juice.

I haven’t seen them live yet but apparently they set up the stage like a tropical beach scene with blow-up palm trees.

Anyway this clip and song Candelabra rules, definitely some Mighty Boosh-inspired effects going on with nothing but good times and a laid back summer vibe.

Follow Me

Monday, March 14, 2011

Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows

Dave Grohl the music world's greatest chameleon.

Put him in any band and he'll instantly make them extra awesome. Whether it be drums, guitar, producing or vocals, Dave's done and mastered it all.

Queens of the Stone Age certainly didn't need to raise their awesome levels but when they signed up Dave Grohl as skins man for their album, Songs For The Deaf, they were certainly doing themselves a favour.

Arguably the best QOTSA album, there's no denying that Homme, Oliveri and Grohl work bloody well together.

Songs For The Deaf [Explicit]RLullabies to ParalyzeEra Vulgaris

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pulp - Disco 2000

Driving in the car on my way to work this morning I was greeted by a cracking tune from Brit-Pop's glorious past. That's right, I'm talking about the recently reformed Pulp!

Emma Swift of FBI radio certainly got my day off to a cracking start with this song as I sung along to every word. Nothing like a good sing-a-long to get the day rolling.

So like I said, Pulp recently reformed in 2010 and are set to play a whole stack of festivals in the UK, and I've got my fingers and toes all crossed and hoping that we may see them in Australia for Splendour In The Grass. Now that would be awesome.

Different ClassHis N HersThis Is Hardcore

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Andy Clockwise - Remember Love

Today's song is brought to you by the elusive Towell...

Sydney's own Andy Clockwise – this guy has talent, busting ass in US of A, where he seems to have come into his own.

This is the first clip of his that looks like it has had some money thrown at it. It's polished and suits the song perfectly.

Not typical of Andy either, I guess there is a lot of influence from life in the States.

A simple clip to a great stripped back melancholy song. There is something about this tune, and video that seems very nostalgic, I guess we have all been there.

Keep an ear out for his long overdue album.

Always and forever,

The Towell.

Classic FM

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

Everyone loves a good whistle tune, and back in 2006 there was none better than Peter, Bjorn & John's Young Folks.

It was one of the biggest hits of the year, not only because of the whistling but also for it's simple and catchy lyrics, making it the perfect sign along song as well.

It's just a really simple happy pop song with a cool animated clip, and always manages to bring a smile to my face and whistling from my lips.

Young FolksLiving ThingGimme Some

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Temper Trap - Love Lost

Today's song is brought to you by all might Danksy...

As good in stereo as in concert, the Melbourne boys tried-and-true formula of “start off soft and contain enough indecipherable sounds that punters can make-pitched noises to sing along” struck gold with “Love Lost”. The combination of Merv Hughes stretching routines and memories of hellacious cross-country runs is enough to certify the video as all-time, but the song’s got enough panache to stand on its own as one of the Temper Trap’s classics.

Not known for their massive onstage presence, the last time they played in Sydney with the Joy Formidable (with what can only be described as the largest green garbage ban in history as a backdrop) the Trap owned it. Whilst it won’t get you jumping off the walls or reflecting on life, it’ll leave you better than when you encountered it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Warpaint - Undertow

Today's song brought to you by the mystical Towell...

Warpaint is a four piece out of LA, which funnily enough now includes Stella Mozgawa, (one of Australia finest drumming exports) she is also the drummer in Andy Clockwise and has been for the past few years, she has also played with Tom Morello, Flea and Perry Ferrel + and probably many others… as she is awesome.

I love the song more so than the clip – not really sure what to make of it, see for yourself. The clip does make me miss summer, blue sky, sunshine, and the country. (I currently reside in the UK)

Always and forever,

The Towell.

The Fool


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