Patrick Wolf

November 23, 2009

The theatrical Patrick Wolf will be performing in Perth December 12th! His creations combine synths and classical instruments- includes the Piano, Ukelele and the Viola. As a result his music is very theatrical and dramatic yet chillingly soothing- it often reminds me of musical plays or music that goes with the climax moments in movies. His voice is similar to the deep mysterious singing voice of Roger Waters from Pink Floyd which fits so so perfectly with the music. So if you love Pink Floyd give Patrick Wolf a listen, it’s a modern version with more electro and less rock but just as dramatic and intense. Then if you like that- go and get your ticket to see him live!

Links:
Patrick Wolf Official
Patrick Wolf MySpace
Patrick Wolf Facebook

You Love Her Because She’s Dead

November 19, 2009

This very well-known British duo has created some eclectic crazy fun music that has pretty much shot them up in their underground alternative/8-bit music scene. As said in the interview- they had a very progressive rise in popularity which was helped by their Live Bristol show being featured in Skins (all you skins fan would definitely know about this)! Enjoy their very informative and interesting interview:

How did you come up with the name?
YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE’S DEAD was just a random name given to the project when it was just a one man project in 2005/2006, when I was still mainly concentrating on hardcore, but until the end of 2007 when there were other people involved the idea to gig anything hadn’t really been considered but the name just stuck when we did. YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE’S DEAD sort of (i admit, awkwardly) suggests the idea of loving people more while they’re still around, and prods the concept that people are idolized in death more than in life, usually because of death. Thats the bullshit explanation, but really it doesn’t mean a thing.

Tell me a little about yourselves?
Elle (Vocals/Synth) is 22 and I, Jay (Programming/Sampling/Bass/Synth) am 27. We’re both from the UK, Bristol/London/Brighton.

What did you guys do before the group started?
I’m not sure what Elle did before the band, I just met her through a friend in a bar and her past is all a bit hazy. I put out a couple of records out 2006/2007 with my old hardcore band which I started back in 2002 in London, which is also when my dabbling in electronic music started, because i used to demo everything for the band using some programs on my PC, which were more suited to electronic music anyway.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Well to be dead honest the things that have happened for YLHCSD have happened very naturally & easily since we put out our first ‘official’ record with Kitsune, which was the ‘Inner City Angst’ EP. Being invited to appear in SKINS is a good example of what I mean when I say things went smoothly for a debut release. We had been in Paris with Gildas, Jean & Constance from the label at the time when that happened, spending some time in the city, just after a German stint, before playing the Kitsune Maison 6 release party at ‘The Maroquinerie’ with autoKratz and Cazals, so it all felt like things were happening very fast for YLHCSD, and we filmed for SKINS just a week later (episode7/series3). I had a fever, it was not fun. The road crew and our manager we have worked with since the very start have all become close friends and that makes everything more enjoyable from the get-go, especially when you’re in a foreign country a long way from home – it’s relaxing to be with folks you can trust.

Any big plans for the near future?
Yeah well we just did a recent limited white vinyl self-release of ‘Me Versus You’ which was something we just wanted to do ourselves (includes CD copy if don’t have a record player, and a few copies still left available from http://www.ylhcsd.bigcartel.com), we’ve decided to do another DIY release for the track ‘Young Tender Hearts Beat Fast’; re-recorded and with a brand new video promo featuring a unicorn – The song is about being young, the innocence of first love, and we like the way the film ‘Legend’ from the 1980’s portrays that, being born in ’82 that film is engrained into my psyche, so we hope you’ll enjoy the video (Produced by Elliot Dear who also did our ‘Dead End’ video).

Pre-order for ‘Young Tender Hearts Beat Fast’ is now up, i think there will only be 200 copies, and the official release looks like 2nd November.

Aside from those releases we have been writing new material which may be teamed up with re-masters of older tracks for a mini-album or perhaps even full length. For that we would like to work with a label again, and we’ve been talking to a few.

**Random questions**
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Unfortunately the truth is ‘Young Tender Hearts Beat Fast’ on loop as I’ve been remixing it for the release. If it hadn’t been then I think Florence The Machine would be on – Reminds me of Jefferson Airplane. Awesome. Elle’s not stopped listening to Booty Luv’s dubstep remix of ‘Say It’.

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Laptop, sadly.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
My Akai MPC 1000 is ‘The Millennium Falcon’, and the reason I call it that is because to make it work you have to whack it just right.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
I’m pretty sure that being in a band isn’t exactly the most attractive thing for a person to do haha. Everyone’s in a fucking band! I’d much rather be able to say I’m a butcher, or an explorer and not be lying – because being good with an axe, or a lot of rope, is surely far sexier.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Apart from the usual equipment getting trashed or tipped over, once there was a random old sofa on the stage at a show we did in Munster (Germany) and someone decided to come and sit on it, facing the crowd, and gaze at people blankly while we were playing.. weirdly, that was surprisingly uncomfortable for everyone involved.

Now if you enjoy the Canadian duo Crystal Castles, enjoy this crazy-melodic music!
Ps- I do love the Star Wars reference to the inanimate object!

Links:
YLHBSD Merch
YLHBSD MySpace
YLHBSD Official Site
YLHBSD Facebook
YLHBSD Twitter
YLHBSD Youtube

OMGITM

September 25, 2009

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Oh My God It’s Techno Music!!!!!!

These guys are ALL about techno music from the shirts they make to their supermixes they create! They incorporate the two so well getting amazing djs to deck themselves in their tees- check it all out right now!

Supermix #3
An absolutely amazing smooth perfectly put together mix! Available for download here and many many more (up to #15) available for download from any of the links below!

Links:
OMGITM Official
OMGITM Facebook
OMGITM MySpace
OMGITM Shop

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Joystixx

September 25, 2009

Hellooo again after a very long absence!

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First up Joystixx! The music these guys create remind me of a harder/heavier version of Crystal Castles minus the 8-bit, I think it’s because of the distorted female vocals – which is quite enticing.
Now this duo from Sydney loves to get into character like no other- check it out for yourself from their interview:

How did you come up with the name?

We were born controllers of our destiny. We are Joystixx.

Tell me a little about yourselves: name age where you’re from?

Joystixx iz D-Bot-0 64 (Player Zero. The Video) + Nuke 3D (Player One. The Cassette).
Age is timeless and we are the Infinite.
We come from the Arcade, where exists a parallel society designed by DreaMega Virtuality Systems.

What did you guys do before the group started?

We did not exist.

How did you start out/ was it hard?

We pressed “start” and the game of Lives n’ Deaths begun… its all just Snakes & Platforms really… hmmm… Was what hard?!

Any big plans for the near future?

To Eject Ourselves.

—Random questions—
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?

Joystixx Music – its the only music that exists in the Arcade. Without our music there is only the sound of static.

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?

Our Twin Console.

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?

Trust Yourself & the Beyond.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?

X-Marx-the-Box.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?

Yes. It helped us find each other.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?

Us.

Links:
Joystixx MySpace

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Crookers

August 11, 2009

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Now this is another Italian electro team from Milan that make some amazing remixes- one of the many is the popular Kid Cudi “Day’N’Nite”. These guys are not new at all, starting in 2003 and now have pretty much performed EVERYWHERE- they’re also a huge favourite in Cite Carousel and constantly played. DJ Bot and DJ Phra play around with their bass but just as creative with their melodies and they truly vary up their tracks.

By the WAAAAY- their first album is on track to being release so I suggest you definitely keep an eye out for it!

Links:
Crookers MySpace
Crookers Facebook

The Bloody Beetroots

July 30, 2009

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Bloody Beetroots i’m sure most of you would have heard of after seeing them live in Perth earlier this month. The Italian duo- Bobby Rifo & Tommy Tea- usually perform with their trademark masks but it doesn’t stop them from getting the crowd dancing! They describe themselves as “the bastard son of the Misfits and Daft Punk” and I’d have to agree- listening to them would make you want to do a mix between crazy ass rocking out in a mosh pit and dancing in a way that may not actually be classed as dancing? Either way ever since they started pouring remixes in January 2007, increasing amounts of people have been downloading their shiz like crazy. Clearly their most listened to song of the moment is “warp”- have a look down below:

ROMBORAMA is the album to look out for.
I dare you to listen to it right now- in fact I double dare ya!

Links:
Bloody Beetroots MySpace
Bloody Beetroots Facebook

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Random Thing of the Week

July 27, 2009

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So many of you may have Lego USB flash drives (which are awesome) but this time you have the HUB- Just so you can be cool as you share files with yours friends!

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Links:
Lego USB Hub

CTRL

July 22, 2009

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Remember CTRL clothing that was posted a while back? Well their newest season is quiet delicious! They have a webstore too so just check out the names of the clothing you want and get some ordering! The only place in Australia that they stock their clothes is in Second Family in NSW.

Links:
CTRL Homepage
CTRL Fall Season ’09
CTRL Webstore

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Children Collide

July 7, 2009

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These Melbourne guys have sky-rocketed on the music scene (Yes, It’s a pun). Ryan Caesar, Johnny Mackay & Heath Crawley create music centred around Space and Rockets- their single “Farewell Rocketship” proved to be the most popular with the crowd wailing the chorus during their gig at Amps.

Their album “The Long Now” was released October 2008 but they did have three EP’s before hand:
2005: We Three, Brave And True
2006: Glass Mountain Liars
2009: Farewell Rocketship

I would love to put up a free link for you guys but that’s just not possible or else I be in trouble- Plus these guys in my opinion a WAY too good I hope you all buy their album and support these Aussie musicians!

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Links:
Children Collide Official Site
Children Collide MySpace

Random Thing of the Week

July 7, 2009

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This little blog is a cute one! It’s regularly updated with creative images of the secrets- I’ve put some up- but there are also e-mails and a PostSecret Community. It’s hard to explain this blog, I can only hope you check it out for yourself.

You can also buy books full of the post cards- just look for this picture in the middle of the blog–>

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‘PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people
mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.’

Have a look and a laugh- even contribute some. Enjoy…

Links:
Post Your Secrets Blog

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