Monday, 22 October 2007

What a month, part 1.

So i've been pretty buy over the last month, what with tryin to kove to London and having no computer for much of that time. Hence the extreme quiet on the blog front! This has meant i've felt ridiculously out of the loop for this period of time and have only started crawling back to some kind of knowledge of what is going on in the music world in the last few days! It's not all been a waste of time though, i have spent the last two weeks working for ATC Management, who are a top bunch of people, thanks a lot guys, i hope to see you all again in the future.

Firt off today, i want to talk a little about the Deadly Syndrome who i have been meaning to write about for, oooo, maybe six months now and never gtten around to it. And to be honest, there's still not a lot (or anything) i really now about them. You can visit they're homepage here - The Deadly Syndrome. Playing a stunning brand of indie that is incredibly beautiful. Songs like Eucalyptus are pehaps those that naysayers might write off as merely depressing indie nonsense. But this is the same kind of pointless and possibly ingnorant dismisal that irritates me in the same way as it does when people address it towards radiohead. Yeah, it's not the most upbeat thing in the world, get over yourself. It's still a fantastic song!

Anyway, yeah, check them out!

The Deadly Syndrome - Eucalyptus

I'd also like to touch on LA Priest briefly. During a swift chat to Dan the Carnivore (Of Bolt Action Five fame) i discovered that this name i've been hearing a lot recently is none other than Sam Eastgate of Late of the Pier notoriaty. Turns out that his solo stff is just as good as the LOTP band stuff. Songs such as "Engine" have all the energy of LOTP tracks but are clearly designed with one purpose in mind, slaying dancefloors rather than gig venues. Maintaining a simialr sound to that of his day band (innevitable i suppose as he is LOTP's principal songwriter) yet removing the harder, rock based influences and focussing purely on electro craziness, you can't help but throw some angles when this comes on. He also has a new 12" out soon/now, i imagine it's pretty limited so i'll race you to my grubby mitts on a copy!

LA Priest - Engine
LA Priest - Swing Youth

A quick nod to some of my favourites over the last 12 months, Tapedeck are currently working on new material, some of which is apparently going up this weekend so keep your eyes peeled for that, they've been doing some awesome stuff lately and have a remix coming up for Late of the Pier which i expect is going to fully grimey and very good! Anyway, what's really been rocking my boat over the last couple of weeks is their mix of The Secret handshake's Summer of '98. It definitely one of those tracks that you can't help putting on right before you go out as it it's so upbeat it really puts you in a great mood for the evening, thoughit's works well at anytime!

The Secret Handshake - Summer of '98 (Tpaedeck edit)

Oh, and go check out their lkabel, Meal Deal records, they've got some ace releases coming out soon! Including one from Nottingham's own Lillica Libertine.

Anyway, reckon that's enough for one post. Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 over the next couple of days when hopefully i'll manage to jot down some notes about brodinski and a remix of a band i hate, but has been worked into such a different style i love it!

take care,



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