Alongside efforts from the likes of Prostitutes, M.E.S.H, ContaineR, and Shift Work comes another to join the best ep’s/mini-albums of the year list. Lukid’s first vinyl outing in two years is certainly worthy of the excellent Mute Offshoot Lib Tech label that puts it out.
The usually useful happy hardcore/sugar rush pop label, PC Music, have shared a new Danny L Harle rejig of this summer’s Maxine Ashley and Billion single ‘Special’. Typically delirious and bangin’. And we love it (in the same way we’ve loved just about everything PC Music has shared so far).
Greg Parmaterre– as usual– keeps us up to date with the just the right side of legal goings on at Riduna Records
Being not an avid watcher of Doctor Who or Twilight the new Ferg Brennan-created video for VOIDS track ‘Knowing’ still has this writer reminded of such popular sci-fi books/tv shows/movies/whatever. Whether it does you or not, the people behind this have done a rather fine job in making a video that suits the music no end.
It’s a video to accompany two tracks off The Bug’s recent ‘Angels & Devils’ album so it’s not going to feature smiling children skipping trough a meadow, right? Well, you’re wrong. No, actually you’re right the bleak-future video, below, was directed by the people at London’s Factory Fifteen, and features moments of tracks ‘Function (ft Manga)’, and ‘Void (ft Liz Harris)’. Party along to below.
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Out tomorrow (September 29), Lutine’s Front and Follow-released debut lp ‘White Flowers’ is streaming for one week only. This is so as you can listen, decide that you love it, before ordering a copy/downloading from the usual places etc. The artwork looks lovely too…which should only help confirm your decision to get old of the record proper. Listen to ‘White Flowers’ in all its nature-touching glory below.
WORDS: John Hartley
On paper Postcode should be right up my street (no pun intended): a low-profile, honest-sounding indie band sharing their guitar-driven wares in the hope that someone, somewhere, sees their worth and helps them onto better things. Perhaps they just remind me of my own indie band failings – self-conscious vocals, being caught between earnest music and the need for something to stand out and catch the eye. In this latter case Postcode’s evident obsession with zebras comes across as being a little bit too affected and cutesy, and actually detracts from the music. Continue reading