I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
breathing in your dust
I wanna be your Ford Cortina
I will never rust
If you like your coffee hot
let me be your coffee pot
You call the shots
I wanna be yours
Those of a similar age to me may remember the John Cooper Clarke from those ‘English Anthology’ books we had during our GCSE’s? Alongside the likes of Armitage and Duffey John Cooper Clarke was a breath of fresh air…
HIATUS feat. SMOKE FEATHERS
RELEASE: 4th June
So this is the first collaboration between electronica producer Hiatus and indie folksters Smoke Feathers and I really hope it’s not the last. Lead song Change Up is a sumptuous slice of mellowed out electronica with a hypnotically simple piano riff and a haunting vocal performance from Smoke Feathers’ Matt Falloon. To describe the music here is almost pointless because to analyse what you hear would be to completely miss the point. The best thing to do is close your eyes and the feeling and the atmosphere form around your head. It’s a hard one to place but for me it brings back that feeling of being the first one up on a sunny morning at a festival. Or the feeling you get when you finally realise you’re over the girl/boy that broke your heart. Or waking up and thinking it’s Monday but realising it’s actually Saturday! Rare and beautiful moments. It’s optimism, hope and a sense of possibility all rolled up in to a single song.
THE CLENCH – Walking in the Devil’s Tracks
Sheffield. Land of steel, unemployment and a rich music heritage. It was also the city where I spent my Uni years so me, Sheffield and music create something of a musical Venn diagram. The Clench can go firmly in to the little bit where all three circles coincide along with the Arctic Monkeys, Richard Hawley, the Longpigs and Pulp. A word of warning though, the Clench don’t have much in common with those either Sheffield luminaries (although the tremolo guitar present on this album is also employed by Hawley and the Monkeys from time to time). You see, the Clench are ploughing a very singular and very lonely furrow but it’s definitely one worth ploughing.
BROTHER & BONES ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR
London based 5 piece Brother & Bones have announced their 1st full UK headline tour in October and November 2012. The tour will coincide with a new 5 track EP released at the end of October produced by Rupert Christie (U2, Green Day, and Ian McCulloch. )
The band has toured relentlessly throughout the start of 2012 with rave reviews coming in thick and fast. Recent supports with the likes of Ben Howard, Dry the River and Kassidy, plus future dates with Feeder plus has led to the band being widely regarded as one of the UK’s most exciting live acts.
The tour and EP come off the back of an intense UK festival season including appearances at The Great Escape, Beach Break Live, Secret Garden Party, 2000Trees, Cropredy, Redfest, Lemonfest, Leopallooza, Volksfest and many others.
“…The best live act you will see this year…” Music News
“…Some say they sound like a mixture of Mumford & Sons and The Dead Weather…I think these boys could be bigger and better than both…” There Goes the Fear
“…arena sized soul…” I Like Music
DATES Tickets: www.musicglue.com/brotherandbones
Sat 13 OctWish You Were Here Fest @ The Portland Arms
Yep. We’re organising a sponsored bike ride from Brixton to Brighton!!
Its approx 56 miles and we’re all going to (try) and do it on a BMX. If you’re interested please ‘like’ us on facebook
The date is still to be confirmed…but we plan to have it on a sat at the end of summer!
All money raised from the ride will be going to the Stephen Murray fund. If you’d like to get involved in anyway please drop us an email or head over to facebook and contact us on there.
More details TBC
Kye and Leo talk you through the Mega Ramp at the Empire of Dirt course.
Empire Of Dirt is quickly approaching, if you were quick enough to get tickets then be excited – this event is going to epic. I’m not exaggerating! If you follow Kye or Leo Forte on twitter or facebook then you’ll know what been going on, if not check out these photos that Ride UK have put together. Click on the photo for more info.
I just thought I would share with you the most beautiful stunning artwork i’ve ever seen in my whole entire life….
I first fell in love with Kristjana S Williams when I saw The Wilderness Festival artwork last year.
I’ve literally been obsessed ever since.
Here is a little taste of who’s performing at this years Bestival…
Hot Chip, The XX, De La Soul, Warpaint and JUSTICE!!
With Empire of Dirt fast approaching Kye takes time out from a hectic build project to talk about the concept.
More BMX Videos