06-10-2013 // Track: Ghost Twins - Dream On / Dream Off // Unknown Animal|
Sunday tunes are usually smooth and relaxing. But not this Sunday. Ghost Twins is an electronic indiepop duo from the UK. Although this song is pretty far away from being 'standard' indiepop, it doesn't make it any less enjoyable. "Dream On / Dream Off" is almost 8 minutes of progrock that sucks you in and will have you headbangin' for most of the song. But it's not just mindless noise, it builts up and slows down, making it a really fine little trip.
"Dream On / Dream Off" is part of a double A-side single, set for release tomorrow. The other A-side is "Unknown Animal", which is something completely different at first and slowly works it's way to becoming an addictive dance track. Great stuff for a workout on Sunday morning or just hanging out in the early morning sunshine. I love Sundays..
02-10-2013 // Track: Amber - Noah|
On a totally unrelated note I would like to tell you that Amber was the name of my first real love. But that was ages ago. Nowadays she's happily living together with some other guy and a band not formed in her honour is releasing great music. Because this song is Addictive! As! FUCK!!
You may want to give this song a few spins before it nests in your brain, but I guarantee you it will. Ever since I've discovered it last weekend I've listened about 7 times a day to it. At least once before I go to work in the morning, and it's the first song I play really loud when I get home in the evening. The somewhat simpleton lyrics bothered me at first, but the overall "fuck everyone else, enjoy your life, it's Summer and stuff"-feel eventually creates a huge buzz. So sing and dance, tell the world you are Noah and that the sea is your home. I have been doing so for a few days now. Most neighbours think I've finally lost it, but I think I finally found it!
01-10-2013 // Track: Squanto - Parts 3 & 4|
This song had me picking up my guitar again last night, for probably the first time in 2013. Not because I wanted to play this song, not because it reminded me of something (well, a little bit). But mostly it inspired me. It is about 24 hours ago now (it was somewhere between midnight and 1:00 AM), I played the intro to 'Stairway to Heaven', attempted a few Nick Drake-song, had another beer and went to bed.
Best sleep I had in months. I went into my coma and kept right in there untill the alarm went off, feeling all powered up from the 1st minute. I don't think I slept like that in the last 3 years. After that and a morning coffee, I felt so good today, I walked up to this pretty girl I've been having meaningless small talks with for months, and now we have a date on Thursday.
Not saying my newlyfound love for my acoustic guitar, the great night sleep, the succesfull day at work and the Thursday date with the pretty girl are somehow related to listening to this mesmerizing tune last night. But I'm spinning it again right now, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow morning. after a great night of sleep. But first, where's my guitar?!
And in case you missed it somewhere in my ramblings; I think this is a great track!
30-09-2013 // Monday Morning Kick-Off, Track: Jake Morley - Feet Don't Fail Me Now / Ghostess|
Instead of just the usual loud Monday Morning Kick-Off, you can now choose between 2 really nice songs, both from Jake Morley. "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" is the traditional up-tempo Monday Morning song here, addictive as hell and a guaranteed buzz for the rest of the Monday (if that doesn't work, just keep it on repeat).
For the people that prefer to wake up slowly, maybe ignore the Monday for as long as you can, here's a beautiful sweet Jake Morley live studio session of "Ghostess". Also suitable for coming home from that much hated 1st day later today. Pour yourself a glass of wine, take 30 minutes before you feed the cat, start cooking or empty out the washing machine and relaxed with Jake's beautiful voice.
Two great songs to choose from. Or, as I do it this morning, just let both songs take turns playing and start off another week just about as perfect as you can.. Have a good week!
29-09-2013 // , Track: The xx & Craig Armstrong - Together (Live @ Maida Vale)|
To be honest, I'm not a fan of the xx. But I am a huge fan of composer Craig Armstrong. He is not actually live here, but the Heritage Orchestra plays the strings live on this recording for BBC One's Zane Lowe radio show. And the string-section was composed by: Craig Armstrong. The song was originally recorded for the Great Gatsby soundtrack and it is one of the finer songs The xx have recorded over the years. This live version is even better and perfect for slow Sunday nights.
28-09-2013 // Track: WOODKID - I Love You|
A very special version of a beautiful song. I hope your weekend is as fine as this song. Cheers!
26-09-2013 // Track: Running Red Lights - Mulberry Love|
Cool new single by Running Red Lights, from their forthcoming debut LP, set for release next January. Sweet song with a great guitar solo, loved hearing this over and over again this morning and will continue to do so when I get home from work tonight.
24-09-2013 // , Track: Beccy Owen - You Can't Afford To Feel It (live)|
Was planning on saving this for the last day of September, as we started the month with some beautiful music by Beccy Owen. But she announced a new album for December, has reached her sponsume-goal within a day and is being crazy active on facebook thanking every 'sponsor' in person (I took a screenshot of the sweet message she gave me).
Back to the song; "You Can't Afford To Feel It" is an intense beautiful and sweet song and besides the (expected) beauty of the song, Beccy turns out to be a really funny and charming person on stage. I can't wait for the new album IMAGO to be released, but I am also really looking forward to seeing her play live. For me, another reason to visit the UK soon (as if Bridie Jackson & The Arbour or Paper Aeroplanes aren't reason enough.. maybe I should move there..). Anyway: Without a doubt the finest song I've heard all month!
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