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I sometimes feel a bit selfish trawling through Google Reader. I feel it’s only fair I share with you the places I regularly turn to for my music educational pleasures. Read them. Eat their RSS. Gwan.
Soft, exciting, electronic pop. Joey introduced me to Neon Hitch not so long ago. I have fallen for her vocals and orginality, much like I fell for Marina & Ellie way back when before they were over produced and confused. This lady hosts a boasting list of collaborations which you will find on her Myspace and a wonderful ability to command attention with each track.
Yes, it’s all a bit old. But my i-pod has been on repeat with the following of late.
Apologies for my absence. I have been very busy doing important things that important people do… mainly going out, A LOT. We danced at C.U.N.T, said goodbye to Antics and said hello to an exciting new monthly night in the Shebeen Chic, ‘Cock and Bull‘. For the enjoyment of music lovers, Cock and Bull will hold live gigs on a monthly basis which are filmed and accompanied by interviews with each band. Thursday just gone was their first event which was in a word, wonderful. The Shebeen Chic provided an intimate setting for WOUNDS and We Cut Corners to rile up and respectively calm and soothe the crowd. Despite a few moments of waiting around while some parts were being filmed or guitars were being replaced, the general atmosphere was relaxed and excited for what was to come. Theres something about cameras buzzing around that makes everything a bit more interesting I guess!
WOUNDS offered an intense, light bulb shattering performance. As their lead singer scaled the bar and their guitarist threw himself onto the crowd, it’s clear this band strength lies in their live show. Admittedly, I didn’t find their songs particularly original but accompanied by their psychotic manner and ‘we don’t give a fuck’ attitude they had the crowd in the palm of their hands with a beautifully considered set.
The main act of the night was We Cut Corners. I have heard some of their material before but wasn’t particularly enamored. However, after experiencing them live I’m a little bit in love. Despite their adorably pleasant manner drum-guitar duo have quite the ability to silence and excite an audience with incredible vocals and harmonies, interesting pace breaks and a lot of variety within their set. Even with their minimalist setup, they have the ability to belt, pound and end with impact. I would strongly suggest a listen. I currently have ‘Toll Free’ on repeat.
On the day, Cock and Bull also filmed Patrick Kelleher who will also feature in their first episode. You should DEFINITELY give him a listen.
Shhake It Up – Diplo Vs Beatles
I Am Not Drunk – Benny Benassi (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
In Da Club With Zombies – Gordon Freeman Vs 50 Cent
Ready For My Neck, My Back – Hot Chip // Khia (The White Panda Rework)
Rude Boy – Rihanna (Vodka & Milk Remix)
Bounce – MSTRKRFT
A Girl & A Gun – Whomp That Sucka (A1 Bassline Remix)
Remedy – Crookers Ft Miike Snow
D.A.N.C.E – Hawa (Justice Cover)
Watercolour – Pendulum(download)
Under The Sheets – Ellie Goulding (Chiddy Band Remix)
Anyone who is a consistent reader of this blog will be aware of my love for Marina & the Diamonds, for her voice, attitude, and how beautifully re-workable her songs are. The recent release of her debut album, ‘The Family Jewels’ threw out a whole body of new tracks that will no doubt translate to a club setting quite nicely with some work.
One track of which, ‘I Am Not A Robot’, although it’s been around for a while has just been brought to new heights by non other than Passion Pit. It’s been taken, fused with exploding synths and new keyboard melodies and is intended for a dancefloor. In it’s new skin it which would go down in beautifully in any light electro set.
This track will be on the re-release of ‘I Am Not A Robot’ which is out here on the 23rd of April in Ireland.