Sunday, May 30, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Hey gang!

Got a great little video here from Conor J. O'Brian who just happens to be founder of Dublin band "Villagers".

Check out the simplicity of this track and you must listen to the lyrics!!

Do as you're told!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Snow & Voices Album Review.

Slightly haunting, slighty deep. The new album from Los Angeles duo Snow & Voices is a breath of fresh air for this listener. Echoing vocals take centre stage with bellowing piano melodies which magically twist and weave within each other. Lead singer Lauri Kranz has a voice to die for. Think Imogen Heap meets Dido and you would probably have hit the nail on the head. Such is her voice the listener is encaptured with every single note and these days that is getting rarer to find. Tracks like "Everything Coming Apart" and the track that got my attention "I Am A Storm" are great examples of how pulsating rythyms can emphasise such a delicate voice. With strong bass lines and tantalising dream pop like guitar riffs handed to you on a platter from Jebin Bruni, you find yourself floating above the music looking down at the notes as they drift on pass as if they were boats on a river. The new album, "Anything That Moves" is a moving collection of well structured, well written alternative pop tunes that is sure to grab your attention. If you do one thing right this year, make sure it's checking out this band. You won't regret it.

Snow & Voices Official Website
Snow & Voices MySpace Page
Art Of Broadcast Official Website

Saturday, May 8, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #12***

So this is it. One year ago I started this little project and it's super cool to see how much it's grown. From maybe 3 or 4 downloads a month to over 500 is just grand!

I'd like to thank all of your personally so if you give me your home addresses I'll pop by sometime in the next 1000 years and shake your hand, hug you and even cook you dinner.

So here's to another year of great music and great memories. Enjoy!!


The Americas - Ted's Birth
Aqualung - 36 Hours
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round And Round
Arne Vatnoy - Colour Chalk
Band Of Horses - Way Back Home
The Bird And The Bee - Kiss On My List
The Black Keys - Howlin' For You
Blitzen Trapper - Laughing Lover
Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside
Caribou - Leave House
Cassette Kids - Spin
Ceremony - For Her Smile
Club 8 - Western Hospitality
CocoRosie - Hopscotch
Color Of Clouds - Brother
Dr. Dog - Where'd All The Time Go?
Editors - The Diplomat
Edyth And The Electric - To The Floor
Extra Life - Black Hoodie
Ferraby Lionheart - Holdin' Me Back
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! - War Coward
Foals - Miami
The Forest And The Trees - Escape
The Futureheads - Heartbeat Song
The Gaslight Anthem - The Diamond Church Street Choir
Gift Horse - Missionaries
Interpol - Lights
James - It's Hot
Jamie Lawson - Seven
Jim Luxon - In The Garden
Joel Alme - The Spell Of Brothers
Kate Nash - Higher Plane
Katy Wren - Sunshine
The Len Price 3 - The Girl Who Became A Machine
Lovedrug - Pink Champagne
Lucky Soul - White Russian Doll
Minus The Bear - Summer Angel
The Most Serene Republic - Pink Noise
Mouse Fire - Desert Woman
The National - Lemon World
The New Pornographers - Silver Jenny Dollar
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - 0=2
Open Hand - Old Hat
Patrick Park - Blackbird Through The Dark
Pin Me Down - Cryptic
Po' Girl - Follow Your Bliss
The Radio Dept. - This Time Around
Robert Pollard - The Weekly Crow
Robinson - Always Talk To Strangers
Robyn - None Of Dem
The Ruse - I Can't Stop
The School - The One Who Left Me
Serafina Steer - How To Haunt A House Party
Snow & Voices - I Am A Storm
Sweet Apple - Flying Up A Mountain
Taylor Locke & The Roughs - Hourglass
Teenagersintokyo - Long Walk Home
Tender Forever - Only The Sound You Made
Tyler Hilton - Keep On
UNKLE - On A Wire Feat. Elle J.

Not a bad little selection at all. Lots of artists have contacted me and asked to be featured so to all you bands, your wish is my command.


MonthlyIndieMixtape #12 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #12 - Part 2.