Saturday, 21 April 2007

It's late i know...

but i'm bored and paticularly irritated by the ending of the new Lost episode (How rubbish is that!). Anyway, i'm just sitting here waiting for tiredness to set in listning to some tunes i picked up yesterday from the fluo kids blog. I'm glad i found it as it seems this band have some kind of large anti-myspace feeing and thus no profile. Called The Tough Alliance, there's two tracks up on the fluo kids blog (basically, this blog is the shit!) "Koka-Kola Veins" and "Silly Crimes" and anyone who's partial to some "happy pop," as it's described, could do a lot worse than this. If you hit up fluo kids scoll a little way down and you should find a small piece i've pretty much plagiarized and those two tracks. They've also got an album for sale, released last year apparently. If the rest of the material is anything like what i've heard it was probably the most under rated album of 2006. Seemingly quite hard to get hold of as no shop in this country seems to know much about them and they've not had a UK release, you can buy some of their stuff on the Service label site, it seems they occasioanly throw the odd freebie in with orders as well, being as they are such nice people.




Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Shoot this up...

Basically, because we love them and think they are going to be the next big band to emerge out of London, we’re going to do a big up to Bolt Action Five. I expect most of you are probably already familiar in some way with them (even if it’s just me stumbling around in that t-shirt…) Anyway, hailing from various parts of London Bolt Action Five are kicking out a particularly awesome mix of scuzzy metal-esque riffs mixed in with the catchiest synths this side of the 1980s a pounding drum machine kicking out simple 4x4 beats to nasty as hell double kick drums and some synth heavy breakdowns your average hardcore band might kill for. Simply, if there metal kids out there who were more interested in having fun and the odd bit of smiley electro, they might sound half as good as this lot do at half pace.

Anyway, their last single (as well as the fantastic Kissy Sell Out mix) Tree Friend Tree Foe is downloadable on the Radar blog here:

And massive kudos to those guys for getting them up to Nottingham, possibly the best live set I’ve seen this year and a right party if their ever was one. If there’s any kind of end of year Radar party we should all go tear it up in support of their efforts.

For more tunes check out their myspace at:
Here you should find the likes of Gurl Howl and Think fast. Great songs. Also look out for the Dan Le Sac (you may have heard his new track with Scoobuis Pip…) remix of Tree Friend… It’s a bit good.

To finish, i believe Dav has a song or two he might like to donate...




Indeed I do Chuck!

The kissy sell out remix of TFTF is just well brown...

Bolt Action Five - Tree Friend Tree Foe (Kissy Sell Out remix)

I'll drop this as well because i think it's brill, even though you can get it off their myspace.

Bolt Action Five - Gurl Howl

Few abhorrent tracks for you...

a gift from me to you, three of the slamminist remix's doing the rounds at the moment, your ears deserve the pleasure.

Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow(Kavinsky remix)

The Teenagers - Homecoming (Passions remix)

Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat (The Teenagers remix)

dav out

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Adventures accross the Midlands...

Sunday nights, always the best for ammusing drunken antics, yeah? Apparently so...

So, i went to watch Shitdisco and To My Boy at the Nottingham Social on Sundayexpecting nothing more than a normal gig. Oops. To My Boy did their usual thing and kicked out their blend of electro, indie and pop which sounded great as usual and they did an admirable performance since very few people bothered to come and watch them. Give it a few months and they'll be saying they were there anyway.

Anyway, go here and listen to the funky sounds of two guys and computer, including their new single, Messasges i believe it's called, is out soon, they played it on Sunday and it rocks!

Prior to this evening i'd never quite made my mind up about shitdisco, having always opted for the more straight up pop of Klaxons or the funkier Datarock. How things change. Taking to the stage in a somewhat fuller room, they get straight down to business and kick out a fantastic set of dico house and punk and finish with the awesome "I Know Kung Fu" (possibly better than the James Ford remix, and i'm sure you know what he can do. The party continued as Shitdisco Dj downstairs in the bar until something o' clock.

It was then it all went a bit nuts as about five of us ended up on the Shitdisco tourbus on our way to Leeds with no better reason than "Why not?" or "How often will we get to do something like this?" It seems a lot of those rumors about Shitdisco afterparties are true. SO the next day day was spent in Leeds, with Shitdisco ambling around looking for record shops in which to buy copies of their album. Odd, but great, with the highlight being seeing Jan open up his freshly purchased copy of his own album and seeing the art on the CD. His response being merely, "But... that's shit!"

Anyway, having made it home and had a spin of "Kingdom of Fear" and can safely say that it's a party monster and is going to keep feet moving for time to come.

So, thanks to Shitdisco for being great and serving up some serious party, and to To My Boy for being great as well and generallly just being top guys on tp of that!



Thursday, 12 April 2007

You must...

First track of the blog...awesome.
dav out

Late of the Pier - Space the Woods (The C90s Remix)


New day, new blog. Exciting stuff… Anyway, as this is our first foray into the world of blogging I suppose it’d be a good idea to start with some basics.

A brief outline of my general listening habits recently without, obviously, being all inclusive. So go check it out.

Klaxons - Aiyia Napa to Interzone (tapedeck edit)
Kate Nash - Caroline's a Vistim (tapedeck edit)
Franz and Shape - maximum Joy
Guns n' Bombs - Nothing is Getting us Anywhere
Phones - Sharpen the Knives
Comeback Kid - Wake the Dead
Radioclit - Mature Macho Machine
Bolt Action Five - Tree Friend Tree Foe (Kissy Sell Out mix)
The Horrors - She is the New thing
Simian Mobile Disco - It's the Beat (The Teenagers Mix)
Justice - Phantom (Faex Edit)
Does it Offend You Yeah? - We Are Rockstars
Late of the Pier - Space and the Woods/Bathroom Gurgle
Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen
Cutting Pink With Knives - Hey, Cowboy
Surkin - Radio Fireworks
Rolo Tomassi's first ep
And Hadouken! because they’re possibly the most exciting band in the country at the moment. Brap.

Moving on in a vein attempt to discover exciting new things, I bought a bunch of records today and it would seem that Kitsune have once again come up trumps. Boys Noize – feel good (tv=off) was bought, mainly for the Shinici Osawa edit (seriously, look this up!) along with Punks Jump Up’s effort, “Dance to our Disco” Not bad, but more interesting were the remixes from Headman, Nightmoves and Baseball furies. The choice piece though was a wildcard from some people I don’t know called Passions with the track “Emergancy” Any fan of nastry electro really should go here to listen to more. Other than that, the Uncle Buck Mix of “We are Your friends” seems to be out on vinyl these days. These guys have, amusingly, chosen to mash it together with Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it Like it’s Hot” the outcome being the rather partysome “Drop Your Friends” which deserves to be slaying dance floors all summer. Research more at their myspace site, UNCLE BUCK Oh, and try and campaign to get them up here to Nottingham please, I’d love to see them.

I also managed to get my hands on an old Spank Rock Promo of Backyard Betty which is definitely worth your attention, and Para one’s single – Midnight Swim. I’ve not had a chance to really get to know this yet so I’m not quite sure if it’s up there with Du Dun Dun, however, it’s still para one so you shouldn’t care, just try to listen to anyway possible. However, I can recommend the 12” version as it comes with good mixes from Riton, Surkin and Beckett and Taylor.
On a closing note, here’s a bit of homework for you, I don’t have a link to it, but for any Simian Mobile Disco fans out there you need to find The Teenagers bootleg mix of It’s the Beat as it’s easily the best mix in my opinion. Now a few posts above, thanks to Dav for that!