Sunday, 27 February 2011

In Motion: Milky Skinned Girl

FOE - Tyrant Song (dir. Entrepreneurs)

So we're fashionably late once more, but don't let our tardiness for dramatic effect have any bearing on matters - it's time for a brutal audio/visual one-two combo from the somewhat symbiotic pairing of Foe and the omnipresent puppet-master Entrepreneurs.

Tyrant Song is the lead track from Hot New Trash, Foe's debut EP which will be released through new label on the block Stella Mortos on April 4th both digitally and on 400 ltd vinyl.

There will be a no doubt sordid and debauched label launch party taking place on April 8th at The Macbeth, which will feature appearances from both Foe and Entrepreneurs as well as IT favourite Ghostpoet and Pettre.

Before I leave this lurid dungeon of depravity for an altogether more upmarket gathering, check out/download/freak out to the Entrepreneurs remix which is available over at RCRD LBL here.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

In Motion: Ward Off My Death

Psychologist - Comes In Waves (dir. Tali Clarke prod. Woodsy)

I don't know exactly when Psychologist's conception as artist happened. I don't know how directly involved with the birth we were back when we were young. But I know that I couldn't be happier for this circle of life to have finally come full turn and to wake up today to a sort of re-birth and new beginning for Iain Woods...

Fitting then, that he should choose similar themes to introduce us to his first official release, EP Waves of OK, dropping digitally and on etched 12" vinyl via Moshi imprint Not Even 28.03.11. Lead track Comes In Waves is another hauntingly sparse and soul-baring, chest-splitting lament, accompanied by a beautifully self-produced falsidical paradox of a video that can be seen for the first time above.

Psychologist debuts Waves of OK - backed by a 12 part choir - in it's entirety on 16.03.11 at St. Matthias Parish Church, Stoke Newington - tickets here.

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Hype: For Now

Born from the embers of Great Eskimo Hoax and reared in a kitchen in Selly Oak to a soundtrack of Wolfgang Voigt, DJ Koze and Thomas Fehlmann, are Worcestershire duo Pocket House.

Whilst they are no strangers to Oxford's Blessing Force collective - Dom is the drummer for Jonquil and Andrew plays live for our beloved Trophy Wife - of which they will inevitably be compared, it's the delicate little flourishes, samples and electronic touches that I find so endearing.

Exemplified perfectly in the four minutes and thirteen seconds of Pops.

Pocket House - Pops

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