Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hype: Reset Myself

This month has mainly consisted of:

Being k-kinda bizzay.
Working more hours than is probably legal.
Swanning off on holiday (I'm scowling at you Tom).
Other questionable activities like trying to figure out how to put a pussy in a sarcophagus.
Listening to Jacob And The Appleblossom.

Jacob And The Appleblossom is the new project of German duo Jacob Vetter (of Wagner Love) and producer Afrit, who over the past year have amalgamated elements of pop, jazz, soul and thrown in some analogue synths to produce their as yet untitled debut album.

I've been lucky enough to have a peek behind the electronic curtain and there are some absolute gems in there. One of which is the mercurial Computertruth, which I haven't been able to stop singing for the past week and a half.

Jacob And The Appleblossom - Computertruth (YSI)

Labels, where you at? Get on it before I release it myself.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Hype: In Good Hands

Whilst the British weather is being its usual bipolar self this week, it's essential to take what little pleasures that we can and South London trio Talkers are currently improving my rain soaked day tenfold.

Harnessing enough charm to part the clouds and persuade the sun to come out, they are currently gearing up to announce their debut shows in the coming weeks and have a single already on the cards for early next year.

If that was not enough, it seems that they also have an excellent taste in literature if the below track is in fact referencing the collection of short stories by J. G. Ballard that share its name. Surely even more reason to fall in love with them?

Talkers - Vermillion Sands (Demo) (stream only)

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Monday, 9 August 2010

Hype: It's True What They Say

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of EVRYONE.

I know that they are a three piece, consisting of Chris Banner, Tom Andrews and Nicholas Bovill and that is about your lot as regards solid details for the moment.

The unabashed theatricality of their music grips me in a way that has eluded me for quite some time. This is partly down to the sheer scope of the songs, which encompass a ridiculous amount of ideas within 3-4 minutes bursts, but done without sounding like there's a loss of direction.

Well, that and the guy's voice is incredible.

EVRYONE - Flamingos (YSI)

If they are playing near you in coming months (I'm looking at you people of Reading, London and Bristol!) then please do the honourable thing and get to a show, even if it's for the sole purpose of telling me what they're like live. Full dates can be found on their Myspace here.

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