Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Hype: The Centre Of My World

It's a marathon, not a sprint she says.

It's a grind I think.

I don't have the puff I think.

With a last gasp I catch Abe, draw it in deep, fill my sails with it.

And the horizon burns bright her finish line.

This is beautiful I think.

Abe - Think Of More

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Hype: Forever On The Run

London duo LEAGUE sound like they could have been shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, only to fashion instruments and inspiration from their untouched surroundings and return to civilisation both enlightened and triumphant.

It turns out I'm not that far off, as they tell me that they were two Journalism and Architecture students who decided to shun convention and further education and live in a tent on a beach. It's not known if this primeval experience lasted two days or two years but it certainly had a lasting effect on their music.

I don't know about you, but that's sounding like quite an attractive life choice right now, especially if the outcome sounds this good.

LEAGUE - Golden Maps

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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Plug: As Long As You're Alive

My favourite multifaceted collective Breton have announced details of their third release.

Counter Balance EP will be released on 6th December through Untold's Hemlock Recordings and will be available both digitally and on vinyl.

I can't find any pre-order links for the moment but you can stream three tracks including the lead track below.

If that wets your whistle - you can hear the whole 5 track EP on Soundcloud here.

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Monday, 1 November 2010

Hype: You Don't know Me Anymore

Foolishly, starting a band never even occurred to me when I was sixteen. I'm pretty sure that at that age I spent most of my time listening to commercial house and trance and figuring out how I could get in to nightclubs to meet girls. But some twig on early, like Reading four-piece PEERS.

It might be too soon to go crazy on the hyperbole front but from the charm of the two self-recorded demos that are currently floating around the internet and the fact that I can't get enough of this guy's voice, we might well be hearing a lot more from them come the New Year.

For now though, they're a band still growing in to their own skin and I'm sure that playing a handful of gigs before the end of the year (including a headline slot at BBC Introducing Live in Reading on 3rd November) won't hurt either. Not bad considering half of them can't even apply for a provisional driving license yet.

PEERS - The Pool (Demo)

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