Monday, 23 April 2012

Sun Sister - Rich American White Kidz

Tye Die Tapes have sent some more cool shit over, and this time it's the sweetly-spoken lo-fi of 'Sun Sister'; Fitchburg, Massachusetts natives that slur their way through nonchalant tales of bleary-eyed romance that would lounge somewhere between early Ariel Pink, Spectrals, Girls and a large dollop of French yé-yé pop. It's quite a mixture, but it lends itself to so many era's that it's impossible not to get swept up in the murky, bedroom-pop that sounds as though it was recorded on an old 4-track and then chewed up by a faulty tapedeck after a night spent driving around with no real place to go. Welcome in the light evenings with a strong drink, a final cigarette and this on the stereo.

(I think I verged into the total pretentious void for a minute there, apologies). Get the cassette here!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Grass Widow - Internal Logic

Grass Widow are releasing their new record at the end of next month! Listen to snippets & get excited:

Monday, 16 April 2012

Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross - Blow Remixed EP

Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross is not the ukelele-toting, folky duo you might suspect - it is in fact the brainchild of Dexter Tortoriello, a 24-year old guy who's just released a remix bundle of his 'Blow' EP on Mad Decent. Starting off (as all good things do) in the bedroom, the project is now ready for the stage, and pulling influence from doom metal bands to noise experimentalists such as Xiu Xiu, the overall sounds are initially serene, but shot through the melody with a pressing intensity.

Listen to Dntel's remix of 'Blacks', taken from the EP.

Blacks (Dntel Remix) by Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross

Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross plays White Heat at Madame Jojo's, London on May 8th.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Introducing - Just A Crush

I was very happy to hear that more Dance Magic Dance alumni are starting up new projects, to ensure there's absolutely no excuse to stay home on a Friday night. With Mireia and Belle skipping the light fantastic to the world beats of Pap-Il-Lon, Laura's new venture Just a Crush is a new club night and record label based in London, co-run by Claudia with a mission to "capture the same excitement felt listening to a favourite song for the first time, buying a first much-coveted record and sneaking into a first gig and feeling as though the band was playing just for you."

The girls met through a common musical friend and it only took one beer and two gin-tonics to start this new project. Just A Crush will be taking over several London (and later, Spanish) venues on an ad hoc basis, to showcase their favourite British and Spanish music. They will also be releasing their first cassette very soon, so keep an ear out.

And as we all love any excuse to drink beer and party hard, Just A Crush are having a launch party to celebrate their birth into the world! Details below...

Event: Link

Friday May 11th 2012
The Waiting Room (Underneath The Three Crowns)
175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH London
£4 Advanced (We Got Tickets), £5 On the door

Over to L&C to give the low-down on this rad line-up...

Nothing we could say about this London trio would do them justice. You have to see them. You have to be there. To know them is to love them. This will be their first proper London gig of 2012 and no matter what the weather’s like that day, they will make the sun shine in The Waiting Room!

One of the best London bands at the moment and responsible for our favourite 2012 7” so far: Drip Haze (out on their own amazing label Marshall Teller Colours have been going on for some time now and they keep getting better and better. We just can’t get enough of them!

We’re super stoked that Barcelona garage rockers Mujeres are jumping on a train to pay London a little visit during their The Great Escape adventure. The band, who just got back from SXSW and are currently playing in Spain with Jacuzzi Boys, will be presenting their new album ‘Soft Gems’ before returning to Spain to play Primavera Sound.

Virginia Wing is our favourite new band in the world. They’re a made out of people from other bands (Let’s Wrestle, The Proper Ornaments, La La Vasquez) and sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before. They have just released a tape on SexBeat and great things are bound to happen to them!


Rory Attwell - London’s number 1 producer will take over the decks between the bands
Diverge - The one and only Johny Chhetri promises to play a punk-rock special that will sure get everyone dancing!
Just A Crush

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Aural Enjoyment for the Patron Saint of Cacao

The soundtrack to yr sugar coma.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Bleached - Searching Through The Past

Mika Miko splitting up was a dark day indeed, but sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin didn't stay quiet for long, and last year reformed as Bleached. With a sound a little more stretched out and drowsy than MM's pulse-racing punk, they still manage to be as rowdy as ever, and songs like 'Searching Through The Past' and 'Think Of You' are garage punk pop songs at their finest, and shit all over Best Coast's croony attempts at a similar sentiment.

Video time:


Their 'Searching Through The Past' 7" is out NOW.
(and sold out)
& they play The Shacklewell Arms, London on May 16th.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Slowcoaches - 54

I couldn't make the Power Lunches gig last night, but the dudes at Tye Die Tapes have just shared the new Slowcoaches video for their track '54'. It's all beer drinking, skateboarding and good times, so I guess I can pretend I was there after all.

The 'We're So Heavy' tape I wrote about a few weeks ago is now totally sold out, but there will be another run in the summer. They have also been confirmed for the last EVER Sex Is Disgusting show in Brighton in June. I will post some links when I can find the event on the crap new Facebook! For now just give it a Google. Edit: here it is.