Saturday, 24 October 2009

George Lenton, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

..and just when I was getting a bit bored of dubstep I go and find something like this! George Lenton
Found it from the Missing Thumbs blog which always is good for finding great tracks!

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros are a band I know little about but they have a Dark Meat/Flaming Lips feel and this video epic for one of their songs out this year is totally AMAZING!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

VIDEO: Turbowolf - Ancient Snake

News reaches us that a Turbowolf album is in the works. There's no more details or dates at the moment but rest assured, if you stay tuned we'll give you more as we get it. Still one of or favourite and most played underground bands, recent features on Thrash Hits and Music Liberation, support from the Radio One Rock Show and sets at Offset and Download festivals all point to the kind of deserved exposure a band like this deserves.

Move over Monotonix, Bristol's brought the UK it's own pop metal mayhem makers!

Here's their new video for Ancient Snake for you.

Fiercly now.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Colour Out Of Space Exhibition Private View‏

An exhibitory assortment of visual muck as a prelude to the upcoming Colour Out Of Space festival on 30th October starts today. Teh Colour Out Of Space Exhibition Private View‏ brings you an eye full of psych and scary out-minded artists plusLIVE music to you until the end of the COOS.

Brighton University Gallery / Grand Parade
Friday 16th October - 1st November

Curated by Karen Constance (Polly Shang Kuan Band, Smack Music 7, Blood Stereo) the COOS exhibition celebrates the strong connection between experimental music and the visuals arts, with works by an abundance of artists who work contemporaneously in visuals & sound. As well as a large selection of paintings, collages, sculptures and video, the exhibition will also include many experimental concerts posters (xeroxed & screen printed) and a wide selection of strangley packaged LPs, Cds, Cassettes - many made by hand and of extremely limited edition, art objects in their own right.

Private View: Friday 16th October: 5.30pm - 8pm

With live acts Infinite Gaaaaah (Tom Roberts of Bolide Awkwardstra cooks up one man fitful psych strangeness) + F Ampism + Lizzy Carey + Dylan Nyoukis & Daniel Spicer performing “Four Fiddles, Four Throats & Other Apparatus”.

24th October: White Night

As part of Brighton’s all night White Night events the gallery will host performances from Daniel Spicer + Teignmouth Electron + Bad Orb + Smack Music 7 + Weirding Vessel.

More info HERE

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

NFR Setlist – 1st October 2009

Hey hey NFRlings. A little later than planned but here now for you, my setlist of what I played at October's Not For Resale night at the Penthouse.

Without further ado, Fokka Wolfe's feelgood hits of October >>>

Night Plane - Night_Plane
The Horrors – Who Can Say
HEALTH – Die Slow
Pearl Harbour – Sunburn
Bosco Delrey – Space Junky
Bear In Heaven – Wholehearted Mess
Bosco Delrey – Round n Round (feat. 77Klash)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Bournemouth
Rick Ross – Rick Ross
Baltimore Club Music - McNuggets Remix
DJ Punisher – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Punish Bmore Mash)
Billy Idol x Chris Isaac – Dj schmolli - Wicked Wedding (Riot Bmore fix2)
Gucci Mane ft Da Yo Boyz – Im Da Shit Bmore Version
Girl Talk – Hands in the Air
Major Lazer – Call Mi (Dave Kelley's Hold The Line Remix feat. Baby Cham)
Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart (Fuck Buttons Mix)
The Drums – Let's Go Surfing
Jeffrey Lewis – Roll Bus Roll
Fucked Up – Epiphany (No Age Remix)
Behold! the Monolith – Guardians of the Abyss / Primal Extenuation / Rise of the Brohemoth


Meatbreak's tracks:

Plankton Wat – Our Solar Beings - Last Days Of Clouded Darkness - Mountian Voyage (Our Solar Beings, Digitalis)
Solo dude Dewey Mahood plays epic multi segmented drone, jungle-folk, tribal trance trip mixed through heavy analogy delay. Also plays in Jackie-O Motherfucker, and Eternal Tapestry. Here we go.

Eternal Tapestry – Cathedral Of Radiance (The Invisible Landscape, Not Not Fun)
12 minute cosmic wah fuzzed rush of improve astral séance. Getting a bit vibey about now.

Lotus Plaza – What Grows? (The Floodlight Collective, Kranky)
It’s old for us – out at the start of the year – but it’s still ebbing away and growing in stature in the back of our minds all the time.

Worriedaboutsatan – All Things But You Are Silent (Arrivals, Gizeh)
This too, this record came out a while back but we’re really getting into it more and more now and this track is an awesome development from Warp styled glitch ambience with enough of a post-rock schooled narrative thread to it that it reels you in and spins you way out.

Cold Cave – The Trees Grew Emotions And Died (Love Comes Close, Heartworm Press)
While we waited for our copy of their new industrial fuzz scarred album to arrive we played this in it’s stead. Happy twinkly summer pop with a Mancunian-grim edge. From LA, obvs.

Turbowolf – Do Me Wrong (Demo)
A real oldie pulled out the bag – Bristol’s Turbowolf, still one of the best underground, not quite signed to high enough a profile bands around. This track off their first demo pumps the keyboards in a glitzier way than their newer metallic edgier stuff and I think we might prefer it.

A Place To Bury Strangers – Deadbeat (Exploding Head, Mute)
Ultra amped and deadly sort of Link Wray riffed noise assault from Brooklyn’s pedal centric sonic terrorists. The album is finally out on general release and after a couple of months of constant listening to the promo we can tell you that this is one record you need in your life.

Power Up – Amazing NFR Jingle
Says what it is. Our first and favorite jingle.

Climax Golden Twins – Chinese (Eerie Fragrance Or Eyeless Fabrication Or Exclude Frank Or Eat Fuck Or Etc (Forever), Etude)
Fucking weird zen string collage of Eastern sounds. Not sure if we have the album title right. Not sure if this is right. But it’s damn nice.

Oneida – What’s Up Jackal (Rated O, Jagjaguwar)
One of the straighter jugular direct rock-roll around on the floor tracks from this megalithic triple psyche out from another of Broooklyn’s most exciting groups.

Masks – Fang (Demo)
Brighton band’s thumping linear beat intro to an interesting demo. We like simple and aggressive, and although this has pretty guitars woven over the top of it, it’s the mean, bare boned beat that stamps along the spine of it that does it for us.

Ducktails – Beach Point Pleasant (Ducktails, Not Not Fun)
We love the couple that stayed sitting and half-reading half-listening to this. We know they were absorbed in the tropical skunk wobble because as soon as it finished they upped and left. Whoever you were, we love you.

Gold Panda – Lonely Owl (Before, Self-Released)
Less of an ep more of a micro album; the songs are such short multi electronica idea flecked skits that it’s hard to register what’s really going on. Which is why we’ll be playing more of this at future nights.

Volcano Choir – Dote (Unmap, Jagjaguwar)
Justin Vernon’s not Bon Iver band have made a wintery warm record that has this fuzzy white out noise piece in the centre.

Monsters Build Mean Robots – Psalm 57 (Single, Nice Weather For Airstrikes)
New free downloadable single from MBMR that sits somewhere between Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Sigur Ros. Happy music about sinister things.

Everyone To The Anderson – Harpoon Flesh Wound (Doodlebug Ep, Toy Soldier)
If there were a league of Brighton bands most memorable riffs, this nagging cyclical double punch that keeps rushing forward would probably take it. Awesome.

The Black Neck Band Of The Common Loon – In Memory Of Googie Withers (The Black Neck Band Of The Common Loon, Foolproof Projects)
Brighton based duo of Andy Pine of Medicine & Duty plus the enigmatically named Blue Pin holler and batter their way across free-rock-out-skronk of a kind that no one, really, no one else is doing.

Pissed Jeans – R-Rated Movie (King Of Jeans, Sub Pop)
Cerebral retards 3rd album is still going strong on us and looks likely to stay that way. We like to stay for the sex scenes.

Shield Your Eyes – Sound The Alarm (Oh No!, Toy Soldier/Holy Smokes)
In their words “Shield Your Eyes, Guns Or Knives, Darkrat, For Trucks, Tom Williams & Twat Trot Tra La! plus a drum roll stolen from gil scott heron, and no gaps!” Playing at the Hobgoblin with Illness & P for Persia on the 28th October – should be a great night.

Awesome Wells – NFR Jingle
Our English country garden jingle courtesy of our favourite local folk re-thinker.

Curly Hair – Oh Brother (Demo)
Sweetly played and darkly lyriced track from one cutesy little two piece who are fast gaining national notoriety. Stay tuned.

Demdike Stare – Haxan (Syboiosis, Modern Love)
Astral occultism channeled through ambient dub electronica via Turkish hookah smoke and Northern grimnity. Named after the last witch to have been burned in the Lancashire Pendle witch trials. Eerie.

Oneida – 10:30 At The Oasis (Rated O, Jagjaguwar)
More Oneida for you because it’s all so varied and fucked up we can barely stop ourselves from playing the whole 3 discs.

Kong – Blood Of A Dove (Snake Magnet, Brew)
Savage but tightly controlled always makes for the scariest kind of rage and this is what Kong do and this is what makes them so good. The album has all sorts of ingenious unexpected twists up it’s sleeves but tgis track is the one that really does it for us.

Pinkshinyultrablast – Honeybee (Happy Songs For Happy Zombies, Odd Box)
Russian shoegaze bands centre piece blow out from a pretty great ep. A lot of stuff like this from Russia at the moment, strangely.

Turbowolf – Ghost Hunt (Demo)
More T-Wolf because your ears deserve them.

Esben And The Witch – Marching Song (33, Self-Released)
One of Brighton’s most promising bands put out this free ep of brooding post-chamber-rock for you to download from their myspace site. One of the most asked after tracks of the night, so treat yourself and go get it from them.

Ecka Liena – Wing Footed (Orb Night, Phantom Channel)
Brighton based drone soldier’s euphoric meditation on a glockenspiel theme set to a heady immersive background of guitar texture. Stunning. We’re sorry you couldn’t quite fit in the full 20 minute Orb Night track itself.

Sunset Rubdown – Nightingale/December Song (Dragonslayer, Jagjaguwar)
Out of that into something else entirely – medieval themed indie pop from Canada that we could barely do justice to with mere description. This is probably still our favourite song of the year.

Ash Borer – Drukne (Demo)
Transcendental Cascadian hypnotic trance Black Metal from California. Has a peaceful passage in the middle of it to calm things down and build up it’s energy for the second surge.

Sunno))), Pan Sonic & Alan Vega – Che (Che Ep, Blast First Petite)
The best track around at the moment to finish a night on – heavy waves of Sunn magic, Pan Sonic working textural manipulations with Alan Vega himself redoing the vocals to the Suicide original. Original indeed.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

DOWNLOAD: Aurora Borealis Mix

One of our favourite record labels (if not our number 1 - we have the t-shirt after all), specialists in left-field experimental black/doom/drone metal Aurora Borealis have put out a free downloadable 'mixtape' for you. Just over 30 minutes of epic, intense and visceral sounds from their most recent releases. Here's the tracklist:

0:00 - 4:17 - Sylvester Anfang II - The Devil Always Shits In The Same Graves (Part 1) (Sylvester Anfang II)

4:17 - 9:35 - Ben Nash - Magnetophon 8 Pt IV (The Seventh Goodbye)

9:35 - 11:37 - Rye Wolves - Millions Of Gallons Of Water (Oceans Of Delicate Rain)

11:37 - 16:40 - Burial Hex - Throne (Split 7" With Sylvester Anfang II)

16:40 - 24:30 - Heavy Winged - Morning Flesh (Waking, Shaking)

24:30 - 30:09 - Wormsblood - Ritual Of Bone And Horn / A Houndish Child Arise (In The Stars)

Label man Andrew Hartwell says he is planning on doing one of these every month or so from now on which is a very exciting prospect for those not quite as fanatical about picking every rlrease from this label as soona s they put it out.

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Monday, 12 October 2009

Curly Hair in a shop.

Curly Hair are playing in Resident Records tonight at 6pm. It will be the sweetest after-work welcome you will ever get. They might even have copies of their new Ivy League ep for you to purchase from them too as a souvenier of the occassion.



Sunday, 11 October 2009

NFR Twitters

Not For Resale has gone and set up a Twitter account so we can see how addictive it really is (we suspect VERY actually) and see if we can find any other goodness hidden inside.

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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Until The Light Takes Us

Need we say more?

EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD!: Brown Jenkins - Death Obsession preview tracks

Umesh Amtey has given us two brand new preview tracks to help spread the cosmic heaviness of his final Brown Jenkins album Death Obsession, due for release on 17th November on Moribund Records.

As a development from last year's Angel Eyes and other previous BJ material, these new tracks feature an element of light and space that was never present before. That's not to say they aren't murky, bleak and harrowing - which they are, as is almost Umesh's trademark sound - being in part, an enormous cosmic horror soundtrack to Lovecraft's whole back catalogue - but the treble-curtain shimmer of lead guitars over the bassier riffs is almost elegant, each cycle building in density until visibility is reduced to nothing and the darkness swallows up the foregound ready to repeat the cycle once more. It's fast too - the gaps opening up in the nimble beats add an illusiory feel of a more graceful momentum; Together they give it a less sludgy feel but it still stomps and shudders like the most monumental leviathan, but that's the dichotomy that make Brown Jenkins special. The shifts in pace, tone and shade of these tracks continue the unique work of this arresting artist. If ever there was a record to signal the death of the first decade of the new millenium, then it will be this.

Here you go:


PREVIEW: Plurals @ the Fairtrade Gallery

We found this gig through the music of Ecka Liena, whose Orb Night track is a shimmering, twinkling, glittering 20 minute trip out to the stars and back. The work of one Daniel W J Mackenzie - who also plays in Plurals, hence the preview - pools the immersive atmospheres and haunting tranquility of artists like Stars of The Lid, Tim Hecker and adds a little edge of disturbing cosmic horror in a similar vein to Ben Frost. Beautifully awesome. You can download the full album from his Myspace page for free, so we hope he's not going to mind our gushing over this track and give it to you here.

Download: Orb Night

Dan and a friend came up to NFR on Thursday and handed us another beautiful Ecka Liena album (Drones Between Homes) and a Dead Pilot Records sampler CD tied up with string. Every track on the Dead Pilot CD is worth your time and it covers a range of rugged terrain between ambient, eerie atmos and out to hardcore and deep double bass drum violence. Quite a trip.

So this gig looks pretty ace. Weirding Vessel we know and love (and there's a download at the bottom here for you) but the othes are all new to us and we like the style. Anything with Drone and Experimental in the tagline is alright with us.


Ecka Liena -
Winter In Montreal -
Plurals -
Weirding Vessel - Live at the Westhill Hall earlier this year for you!
Dead Pilot Records - Myspace

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

A Brighton Vs. London Doom Off

This Saturday in Brighton town, get slowed down and heavy.

The brilliant Bosco Delreys hillbilly dancehall!

Bosco Delrey is a New Jersey born artist that makes psychedelic rockabilly dancehall. Think Simple Kid with breakbeats or Donavan with toasting and bass!
Also reminds me of a spaced out version of Brightons very own Mc Fashion, its got the same ska/beats factor.

He's been about (on myspace at least!) for the last 4 years but only recently seems to be kicking it! But is still unsigned!
There's been some air play on Sindens show on KISS fm. And he appears in the Mad Decent block party video I've posted recently, looking both out of place and totally at home!

Although unsigned he has 2 songs out with Klash City Records; "Space Junky" and "Round Round (feat. 77Klash)" Although there are rumours of something coming out in January next year! Both these tracks can be downloaded from RCRDLBL.

This guy is brilliant and very hard to find anything on him anywhere on the internet! People are missing out!