Friday, 17 April 2009

Popolice


A great unsigned shoegaze band from Melbourne Oz ,which it would seem is just one guy (Marc Regueiro-Mckelvie) with a few other people when he needs them for live shows! All fuzzed out guitars and sparkley twanging with slurred shouting/whispering! Shuting eyes, warm and fuzzy! A one man My Bloody Valentine!
New release "Action" was Waves At Nights 'song of the week' a few weeks ago! And you can download it from there!

Popolice unfinished website.
Popolice myspace.

Lukki Shift Recordings Promo Mix

I have just discovered a dubstep label I never heard of before.

Shift Recordings is based in Seattle and has a fiercly dirty, catastrophically noisy, dense, hard and heavy dynamic. An awesome discovery. Headman Lukki has put together a mix showcasing the labels roster and some forthcoming releases.

From the Neka blog:

From the cloudy, wet Seattle headquarters of Shift Recordings, Lukki brings you 28 of his favorite tracks- all from the Label’s roster of forthcoming and released material (many on both 12″ and digital formats) Spanning a wide variety of emerging and established Dubstep Artists’ and styles, this mix is a small but fierce representation of the heavy discography of the Emerald City’s quickly rising Dubstep force, Shift Recordings.

This mix is proudly presented and only available in high quality 320kbps bit rate, because your ears deserve it.



320kbps - 28 Tracks - 1 hour, 18 minutes


Download: Lukki Shift Recordings Promo Mix (2009 Shift Recordings)


Tracklist:

Fused Forces - “Soundbwoy Murder” [SHIFT DIGI 008]
Tryptomatik - “Dubplate Badman [SHIFT DIGI 005]
TrillBass - “Fucking Heater VIP” [SHIFT Dub]
Physical - “Mario Dub” [SHIFT 005 Dub]
Suspect - “Skank Out” [SHIFT 004 Dub]
Ale Fillman & MK2 - “Break Them” [SHIFT DIGI Dub]
Fragile - “Unabomber” [SHIFT 003]
Deadly Habit - “Pusherman” [SHIFT 004 Dub]
MK2 - “Body Jackerz” [SHIFT DIGI 008]
Cease - “Upper Left Side” [SHIFT001]
SelfSimilar - “1st Degree VIP” [SHIFT DIGI 008]
Richie August - “Smash Dat” [SHIFT DIGI Dub]
Conscious Pilot - “Hash N Hydro (TRiLLBASS VIP)” [SHIFT/ DUB ALLIANCE Dub]
Audiowright - “XXX” [SHIFT DIGI Dub]
Dubtek - “Furnace” [SHIFT DIGI 008]
Kelly Dean - “Hard Hat” [SHIFT DIGI 008]
SelfSimilar - “Rise VIP” [SHIFT Dub]
Fragile & Chi - “Mammon” [SHIFT DIGI Dub]
Dubtek - “Rampant” [SHIFT DIGI 007]
Lukki - “16 Switches” [SHIFT DIGI 006]
Ale Fillman - “Nightmare” [SHIFT DIGI 006]
Flux Pavilion - “Show Off” [SHIFT 006]
Triage - “Datashrapnel” [SHIFT DIGI 005]
Tizzer & Press - “Solitude” [SHIFT DIGI 006]
KJ Sawka - “Subconnectors (Press & SelfSimilar RMX)” [SHIFT DIGI 002]
Ceeker & haDJi - “Straylight” [SHIFT DIGI Dub]
Dubtek - “Western Sensimilla [SHIFT DIGI 007]
Audiowright - “FUYS” [SHIFT 004 Dub]

Dark Meat

Been around since 2005 but only just discovered them, a true hippy, Atlanta Georgia, commune living, celebratory, 17 piece all loving collective!! A psychadelic blues gospel noise thang!!
If Spiritualised and The Brian Jonestown Massacre ever got together people would say they were ripping off these guys! They had a record out last year called "Universal Indians"
Here they are last summer doin it:


Here's their myspace.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Drowned in Sound Vs. Last.fm Vs. NFR

Last week we decided to make things a little intereesting with people's Last.FM stats over at Drowned In Sound.

I have been collecting top 20’s from DiS user's 'Last 3 Months' lists to see what the collective top 20 is, and a whole load more besides.

Here's our proposition on the comm board: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4173478#last


I am working on the stats as we speak and will have a brainmelting cornucopia of illustrated results in the coming week. Stay posted.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

VIDEO: Laundry Room Squelchers @ International Noise Conference

video


Laundry Room Squelchers were the final act at Sunday's International Noise Conference at the Greenhouse Effect. Nate Young (of Wolf Eyes) was there in the audience before his show on Monday and joined them on vokills. It was a pretty intense and kinetic end to an evening of twisted feral atmospherics, freeform freakiness, and Scotch Egg's digitonal blissquake.

Here's pics of some of the other acts:

Dylan Nyoukis
The man himself; INC curator, Chocolate Monk Records impresario, one half of Blood Stereo and one whole gibbering mindfuck:



Falling Boy
Bass riffs and screaming dissonance drenched psychedelics:



Bad Orb
Birdsong, jungle sounds; nature in a jar:




Slit Pyramid
Bow-toned brain mist and descending hysteria:




Midland Hotel
Hand-made, hand-mic'ed bric-a-brac:

Friday, 3 April 2009

INTERVIEW: What the buck?! Revenge of Shinobi change name to Hind Ear!



Following their seemingly mysterious disappearence after their Black Dice support slot, NFR favourites Revenge of Shinobi have remerged with a set of new songs a new name - Hind Ear.

The two songs on their MySpace show a definite progression from the sound of the Shinobi years. In Origami the allusions to shivery post-euphoric comedown sensations still set the band apart in tone and atmosphere; The liquid propulsion of the beat in Coconut a trancy heart that erupts into distorted shards of feral thumping by the end, picking up the cues from all kinds of noisy influences and beautifying them into a more graceful, streamlined form. Both are exciting evolutions of the former sound.

Fresh off the back of their gig at London's White Heat on Wedensday with pop hardcore upstarts Pulled Apart By Horses, we caught up with Seb and Craig to ask their collective mind a few Q's about their plans for dominating the bliss-tempoed post-rock scene.

NFR - Why the new name, whose idea was it and what does it mean?

S&C: We wanted to change it. The other one didn't fit. We wanted something that wasn't an obvious, direct reference to anything, apart from the word 'Hind' and the word 'Ear'

- What does the name change represent?

Not sure.

- Origami is a re-recording of Organ isn't it?

No, it's a cover of a Revenge of Shinobi song

- Is there going to be a new sound emerging with it?

We're doing what we used to do, but better, with more focus.

- You are playing with some pretty different bands - Pulled Apart By Horses are pretty hardcore (the sound, that is) whereas Volcano! and Mi Ami are more heavily rhythm & effects kind of outfits. Do you prefer playing with bands in a similar sound to you (like the Black Dice gig...kind of - their sound is everywhere though!)

It doesn't really matter about the band, although of course it's always good to play with nice people who have a similar outlook to making music as us. Black Dice are one of our favourite bands in the world, their live show is beyond belief, so playing that kind of show is obviously a great thing. It's more about the audience. If they are appreciative of what we are trying to do then that's be the main thing. Playing with bands who have a similar approach to making music does bring that sort of audience.

- How do you think you're going to go down at those gigs and how are you all looking forward to them?

We're very excited, particularly the Mi Ami show. We're big Black Eyes fans, so for that reason excitement is rife.

- Are their many more gigs on the horizon?

Yes, we've got some really exiting shows coming up. We're presently in talks about the Michael Jackson support slot. 50 shows x standard £50 support band fee = £2500! We'll be coining it in.

- And finally, and most importantly - does all this - new manager, new name, new gigs, mean that a release is finally on the horizon? (is it by Toy Soldier - did I see that listed already?) do you have a date for it, or any tracks that you know will be on it?

No, but hopefully soon. We've been working on a bunch of recordings that are sounding really strong, and our aim is for them to be released in some form or other. But again, we are in talks with Mr Jackson apropos a double A side. Coconut on one side, Dirty Diana on the flip. Or maybe it could be 'You Rock my World', I love Rodney Jerkins.


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They are taking the reinvigorated Hind Ear out on a number gigs over the next few weeks so you can get to see them here:

...in Brighton:

5th April @ The Freebutt with Volcano!
29th April @ The Freebutt with Themselves and Jacob’s Stories

...in London:

10th April @ The Lexington with Mi Ami.
30th April @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen with Young Knives, Django Django and Hook & the Twin


Jump: www.myspace.com/hindear

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April's Penthouse Preview


More Not For Resale DJ action for Brighton town this Thursday! Fokka Wolfe is out of action this month so it will be Meat on me own. I’ll be up at the Penthouse playing new tracks and demos from the likes of these peoples:

Adam Lygo
Beadle
Birdengine
Bones Of Seabirds
Durrty Goodz
Elks
Everyone To The Anderson
Funeral Mist
Ghast
Goth-Trad
Grasscut
Hind Ear
Horrors
John The Savage
Lazer Crystal
Lotus Plaza
Night Control
Pangea
Pink Mountaintops
Rookie Cop
Turbowolf









That's not even giving the game away too much – there’ll be more more and more besides - but I will tell you now that the Horrors' new single is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

See you there.


MxBx