Monday, November 19, 2012

Foals - Inhaler

Cannot stop playing Inhaler by the Foals ATM!!!

It’s the first taste ahead of the new album which is due for release early next February.

The band will be coming to Australia playing the Big Day Out tour as well as a few select side shows. If you haven’t seen them live yet they make sure you do, their live show is certainly one to remember.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two Gallants - My Love Won't Wait

I don’t know what it is about a two piece that gets me so excited, but for me two is the magic number.

The White Stripes, The Mess Hall, The Black Keys, Death FromAbove 1979, DZ Deathrays and now Two Gallants!

The rock duo that is Two Gallants hail from San Fran in the US and plays straight up no nonsense blues low-fi rock tunes. This tune My Love Won’t Wait is take from their latest album The Bloom And The Blight and is well worth a spin or seven.
Check it out!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jack White - Freedom At 21

The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs (The Saboteurs in Australia) and now his solo gear, Jack White can do no wrong.

I went and saw Mr White earlier this week... what can be said, he's simply the coolest man on the planet. He was amazing live and blew everyone away - playing hits from across his entire career.

Here's his latest film clip taken from his debut solo album, it's a cracker!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Justice - New Lands

Ever wondered what the hell a music film clip would look like if you combined the music of Justice, the crazy stupid budgets of Red Bull, plus a good dose of Tron, baseball, gridiron, roller blading, motorbike riding and lacrosse chucked in for good measure?

The answers 'probably not' but if the above has got you intrigued then look no further, the answer is below in the clip for New Lands!

The epic Justice tune has been given the epic Red Bull treatment. So what do you think of it?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Django Django - WOR

WOR what is it good for? Absolutely everything!

Take a trip into your subconscious on this expansive, psychedelic, mind bending musical journey.

This sweet tune by Django Django is four and a half minutes of other worldly bliss - acid tabs of awesome for your ears!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Jackson Firebird - Cock Rockin'

So unless you've been living under a rock since last week, you'll know who Jackson Firebird are! That's right, the kick-arse band from Mildura that had Lady Gaga kicked to the curb last week in Melbourne. (google Lady Gaga and Jackson Firebird if you've just emerged from ya cave).

These guys are amazing live! They rock, they're awesome and they've got one of the greatest lyric videos going around at the moment.

Think the dick drawings form Super Bad meets Aussie rock and you're pretty much on the money.

Cock Rockin' is what it's all about, so turn it up loud, rock out with ya cock out and unleash ya inner beast.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On

I was watching a movie called '30 Minutes Or Less' with Danny McBride and Jesse Eisenberg, pretty decent film and this cracking old tune was featured during a car chase.

Jogged my memory back to where I first heard this track, as part of the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. Now that's a cracking movie, Eddie Murphy at his best.

I'm not sure what Glenn Frey is up to these days but his track The Heat Is On has certainly stood the test of time. A true great 80's tune.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Rudimental - Feel The Love feat John Newman

It's fair to say that if you looked at my music collection you're not going to come across much drum and bass but thanks to Rudimental and their killer new DnB monster Feel The Love that's about to change.

This song is just all kinds of awesome! It's super addictive and I love the clip.

The video gives a real life look at a youth group from North Philadelphia that is run out of the Fletcher St Stables where people look after and ride horses in what is now a built up urban area. The program is part of a long standing tradition of urban cowboys that date backs over a century.

Anyway, enough from me. Check out my new favourite and let me know what you think.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Jesus Christ (the indie band) - My Best Friend

This is a public service music announcement thanks to Powelly...

I am loving this album at the moment In Ghost Like Fading... I have had it on rotation for a while now and I am still not sick of it.

This clip is one of the standout tracks. I'm not sure if it's official or if someone has made if for a project as I couldn't seem to find any other clips - either way this song is a good one to give you a taste of what this band sounds like.

Hailing from Brooklyn, as are most bands these days, they have a psychedelic soul/folk sound which like this track and most others, starts of pretty mellow and then builds into quite powerful/soulful even ballad like crescendos.

The clip is pretty simple, there are no band shots, just a story - which I think works with the track.

If you like this, then check out the album!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Alabama Shakes - Hold On

First off, I must offer a huge apology for my good mate Powelly, he sent me this song a month and a half ago and I've been a slack bugger and not posted it.

So it's over to Powelly, to tell you about the Alabama Shakes...

These guys have started making a bit of a name for themselves (again, he sent me this almost two months ago, sorry Powelly) on the US/UK airwaves, a soul/blues band from Athens Alabama which has a very cool sound.

This live clip is a year old, and for me shows they are all about the music, and some cool music at that! Simple, smooth bluesy rockin' guitars and the singers stunning soulful voice.

If this song doesn't kick start your day into a laid back vibe, I'm not sure what will.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Last Dinosaurs - Zoom

I'm originally from SA, now live in NSW, but lately my musical heart has been heading north of the boarded up into Queensland. With this in mind today's song continues my love affair with the music out of Brisbane, thanks to Last Dinosaurs.

Their debut LP In A Million Years is a maroon slab of indie awesome that's been winning them fans across Australia thanks to lead single Zoom.

Zoom kicks off with a sickly sweet new-wave indie pop guitar riff that that's backed up with a film clip that resembles a Mugatu brainwashing session straight out of Zoolander.

I'm not sure why but I feel compelled to play it over and over... and kill the prime minister of Malaysia!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

DZ Deathrays - No Sleep

From their killer performances at SXSW in Austin (one show was closed down for being too awesome and loud) to being named in the top five most exciting bands of 2012 by NME, two piece thrash pop from Brisbane Dz Deathrays are certainly winning fans across the world of late.

I gave their new album a spin today and it's pretty dawn RAWK! Reminded me a bit of Death From Above 1979 and that my friends is certainly not a bad thing.

Oh and it seems that Arj Barker is a bit of a fan... he's in this clip. Awesome.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cloud Nothings - Our Plans

Today's tune is brought to you by Sticks one handsomely stylish man who calls Adelaide home. When he's not running one of Radelaide's hottest late night venues or partying with beautiful people, he's listening to awesome music bands, Cloud Nothings are one of those bands...

Converse, , flannel, ripped jeans and drinking to excess! This is what the 90's evoked and that's ecaxtly what Cloud Nothings have going for them. New era, lo-fi grunge for you to reminisce over times passed.

Their latest album Attack On Memory is well worth a start to finish listen. Stand out tracks are Stay Useless, No Future-No Past, Wasted Days and of course Our Plans which we've gone with today. You might start questioning whether Kurt Cobain really is dead.....

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights

Look out guitar world there's a new brand of cool that's here to rock your world and blow your mind, all before the night is over. It goes by the name of Gary Clark Jr. and is ready to unload a big can of whoop ass that will leave your soul screaming black and blues.

Hailing from Austin, Texas Gary Clark Jr. has been quickly gathering momentum and blowing away giant festival crowds across America. All you need to do is listen to this song to know exactly why.

So kick back, hit play, and let the bright lights take you over and as he says himself 'you gonna know his name by the end of the night.' If you're smart you'll be thankful too!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Justice - On'n'On

One of my favourite albums from last year was the cracking release Audio, Video, Disco because to put it simply, when I need to get pumped up for something I just chuck it on and get in the zone for what ever needs doing.

On'n'On is a cracking tune and I love the steady constant beat that kicks on throughout the whole song. The visuals of the clip are quite hypnotic, which is kind of something that we've come to love from most Justice clips.

Anyway, been playing this tune lately so it gets my song of the day. Hope you like.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Koop - Koop Island Blues

Today's song is brought to you by the fleet footed lanky lovable character that is Nicholas T!

Howdy music loves, during my time overseas recently I have met people from all over the world and been introduced to aw hole range of different musical styles.

I was fortunate enough to become great friends with a guy who I lived with in Copenhagen. Hans of Germany (no surprises with a name like that) told me about a band called Koop.

Each night we would listen to their album, and many others, while we made dinner in our communal kitchen. We would never tire of hearing Koop and 'Island Blues' is just one of many songs that I fell in love with.

it is mellow, very chill, has a mesmerising melody and is a song that reminds me of good times with great friends.

The song speaks of heartbreak and longing for someone you can't have, which was appropriate for me, and I am sure is something that will resonate with many.

Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mutemath - Allies

Mutemath are coming to Australia in May and I for one couldn't be happier!

Sure, they're album Odd Soul was one of the best kick-arse albums of 2011, and yes the lead single Blood Pressure had one of the best film clips. But it's the new film clip for Allies which has got me super-pumped for their live show.

Seriously, check out this mind altering live set! That light wall is amazing! Then there's the band and the crowd, it's damn near impossible to tell who's having the most fun.

Sure as hell looks like a live show worth checking out.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bloods - All The Things You Say Are Wrong

If you don't know the Bloods yet, you sure as hell will soon!

They're a kick-arse surfer rock band from Sydney with two super hotties up the front and one rad dood on the skins.

They play music that makes you move and groove all with snarling girl 'tude.

Their single All The Things You Say Are Wrong will no doubt see them take over the world and the clip features two super-cute skater boys that really get the heart racing.

Check them out, play them, love them, tell ya friends about them, then remind ya friends how awesome you are for finding them first!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er

Howdy folks, today I got chatting with a friend of mine who’s a huge 70’s/80’s rock tragic. We started talking about her favourite tunes and what she’s been listening to lately and the response came quick and fast.

The always lovely lady Ashlee Adams shot back, "Zeppelin, D’yer Mak'er". Ash stated it was her favourite song of all time, which is always a touch call to make when talking tunes but when questioned she couldn’t even pin point what it was about the song that made it her favourite.

 After a brief quizzing, Ash put it down to the fact that every time the song is played, no matter how she’s feeling, she’ll be happy by the time it finishes. Well that and the fact that she thinks that Bonham on the drums is just EPIC.

Seems like reasonable reasons to me!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Doors - Riders On The Storm

I've been listening to a lot of The Doors lately thanks to the re-release of their amazing album L.A. Woman.

The double disc pack has all our favourites plus a never before heard song called She Smells So Nice, a great new tune, but what I really love is the second disc that has alternate versions of every song -  including banter between the members in between songs which gives you an amazing insight into what it was like to be sitting in the studio with the guys.

I love Riders On The Storm for Morrison's haunting voice, I think this could quite possibly be my favourite Doors song of all time.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Can't Keep - Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder, the ocean and a Uke - there's nothing more beautiful, awe inspiring and awesome.

Here Eddie does his solo cover version of Pearl Jam's Can't Keep off of the band's 2002 album Riot Act.

Simply awesome, love the power of those waves and the fast camera angles.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Portugal. The Man - All Your Light (Times Like These)

Portugal. The Man are quickly becoming on of my favourite new bands!

The album 'In The Mountain In The Cloud' that the band released in 2011 has been blowing my mind for the last few months and is a slice of modern psychedelic rock genius. The album art is pretty cool too and is made even more impressive due to the fact it's done entirely by front man John Gourley.

Every time I listen to it I get drawn in a more and more. It's seriously infectious and I'm struggling to have time for any other album of late.

Thankfully the group from Portland, Oregon are heading down to Australia for The Laneway Festival and a string of solo shows, which I'll be front and centre for.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu

A few years back at Glastonbury I was treated to the amazing happy music that is Manu Chao, thankfully last night I got to relive it when I saw Manu Chao at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.

It was a latino hot box with the temperature rising quickly as the South American crowd partied and danced like their lives depended on it, as did Manu Chao.

The first encore came in at just after an hour of carnival dancing and singing, but they were anything but finished. Encore after encore saw the band play for almost two and a half hours, and the crowd was not letting up.

The whole theatre shook and sang along to every song of the happiest music my ears have ever had the pleasure of devouring.

Once they finally finished after about seven encores there was a buzz on the street as people piled out of the theatre continuing the party outside. If you've seen them live, you'll know what I mean, and if you haven't... make it your mission, you'll never be let down.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Pixies - Where Is My Mind

Wooh, so to say last night got a little boozy was an understatement.

I guess that's the risk you run when you start a bar tab and don't pay with cash, you can't actually see how many drinks your having or how much money you're spending, and after the 10th vodka you start to forget that you've probably had too much and that going back to the bar for spacer drinks in between rounds is the greatest idea you've had since... well, starting the tab.

I think this awesome song is about right for this quiet Sunday morning.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nada Surf - Popular

In the 90's we learnt some important dating lessons thanks to the musically talented lads in Nada Surf.

From memory I believe there was three important rules for breaking up, the first being you should never put off breaking up if you know you want to. Prolonging the situation only makes it worse.

Tell them honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly. Don't make a big production or an elaborate story - this will help avoid a big tear jerking scene. Even if you've only been together for a short time and haven't been to serious. There's still some feeling of rejection when someone tells you they prefer the company of others to your exclusive company.

If you're honest and direct, and avoid a flowery emotional speech when you break the news they'll respect you for your frankness and honestly appreciate the kind of straight forward manner in which you told them your decision. Unless they're a real jerk or cry baby, you'll remain friends.

Oh yeah, and if you see Johnny football hero in the hall tell him he played a great game, tell him you liked his article in the newspaper.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

M83 - Midnight City

So this has to be up there for party tune of 2011, right?

I have several friends who rate this album as their favourite of the year and it's a big thanks to this awesome tune.

The clip is shot like a short movie - which is always a winner for me, plus it features freaky little kids with super powers. What's not to like!

What's your party tune of the year?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Grouplove - Tongue Tied

So tonight is the last night of my holidays and I'm finishing them off in fine fashion by heading along to see Grouplove.

I missed them earlier this year as I was sidelined with sickness and had to pass up my ticket, this time nothing is going to stop me.

One of my favourite bands of 2011, will be the first band I see in 2012.

I've heard they were amazing at Falls Festival and have everyone raving about them as the festival highlights. Tonight finally I get to see what all the fuss is about, can not wait!


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