Saturday 29 January 2011

T.E.E.D remix

Yes please.

And for once, I'm like super hip, this was posted approx half an hour ago and here it is blogged for you. But its a Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur remix and obviously I am going to aurally ingest it as soon as is humanly possibly. Plus as it is of a Katy Perry song it gives me an excuse to post a quite over-the-top, drool-inducing picture. I may have crossed a boundary here, but obviously you'll all enjoy it, so no boundary crossed.

Katy Perry - Firework (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) by T-E-E-D

Wednesday 19 January 2011

James Owen Fender @ Maida Vale

James Owen Fender went to Maida Vale. Have a look. It seemed to go pretty well.

And he is touring. So you should, like, definitely go. I will be going.

The Lamp - Tuesday 8th Feb - Hull
Mojo - Monday 21st Feb - Liverpool
The Old Brown Jug - Weds 23rd Feb - Newcastle Under Lyme
Trof - Thurs 24th Feb - Manchester
Milo - Friday 25th Feb - Leeds
The Live Lounge - Saturday 26th Feb - Blackburn
WAMA - Sunday 27th Feb - High Wycombe
Kasbah - Monday 28th Feb - Coventry
The Monarch - Thursday 3rd March - London
Spanky Van Dykes - Tuesday 8th March - Nottingham
The Attic - Friday 11th March - Bathgate
King Tuts - Saturday 12th March - Glasgow
Stereo - Sunday 13th March - York

Sunday 16 January 2011

The Chapman Family

Still producing some of the best lyrical content and musical angst imaginable.

Having a long-running battle with anxiety and panic disorders any song with 'anxiety' or 'panic' in the title usually make me feel a bit... off.

But I love this.

Anxiety by The Chapman Family

Thursday 13 January 2011

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

I hate that I was not particularly aware of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Everything was there that would point to this being fully ingratiated into my life by now. Awkward looking artist. "Or something". And being on the fucking Greco-Roman Label! Where have I been?! Their roster includes David E. Sugar, Grovesnor and the sex-dream inducing Joe Goddard. So it really only makes sense that I love Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. I knew I knew the name from somewhere, bloody Greco-Roman! There is no suitable and acceptable excuse for this oversight. Get it in your life, Reader(s) of Pop Cultureddd!

Household Goods EP by T-E-E-D

Sunday 9 January 2011


Grouplove are a fairly up and coming band. Their EP is out 7th Feb and they have a few dates around the UK and elsewhere to do all that promotion malark. No doubt 6 Music will have them in at some point, they've given them enough promo so far.

But, let's be honest, if Colours is anything to go by, as a stand alone single, we may have some pretty awesome music to come from this band.

You'll be singing this song in your head and tapping your feet when you really should be concentrating on other things, like your boss talking to you, some suicide-inspiring meeting, a request from an old lady customer, your other half saying something about something you just nodded along to. Sign of a good song.

Grouplove - Colours by amediamindset

Saturday 1 January 2011

Moments of 2010

1) Seeing Paul Banks of Interpol fiddling with the tuning of his guitar for the pitch-bends in the song The New is possibly one of the most amazing things I have witnessed. Only Interpol.

This is the gig I was at. So the quality could be better. But I was here! So you are having this one.

2:31 for those amazing pitch bends.

2) Whilst attending Leeds Festival this year was something I did a lot of complaining about when I think back to it I definitely do not get all nostalgic and think of it for something better. It was dirty. I was cold. But, fuck me, Funeral Party were incredible. An absolute force. I cannot wait for their tour in the spring and their album which you can pre-order here!

Giant Song by Funeral Party

3) Which leads me onto my next moment. The moment I discovered SoundCloud... Well, probably not so much that moment in the moment, but it certainly had major repercussions after. A brilliant medium to discover new artists and share them. Or hoard them to yourself. Whatever works for you.

Without SoundCloud I wouldn't have stumbled upon the next artists when I did.

4) The first time I heard Odessa by Caribou I knew my life was going to be irrevocably changed thereafter. Words fail me. I cannot adequately express what this album has come to be to me. But suffice to say it is seminal.

And here is the bloody whole album thanks to SoundCloud!

Swim by Caribouband

5) I've only gone and possibly saved the best til last!

Gold Panda has literally rocked my world. Upon discovering You I wondered what the point in continuing with this whole musical journey was. A bit how I felt after discovering The Field. And whilst not a million miles away from one another. I think Gold Panda is wholly more accessible and gives me much more the inclination to dance.

The pinnacle moment was seeing him live. In that funny little club The Cut in Newcastle. Seeing him jump about and hit those buttons with perfect precision for his awkward rhythms and the crowd absolutely lapping it up was the best gig I have been to in a long time. Sometimes your idols fail to inspire you and there is that cliché that goes along with it, but Derwin Panda has made my 2010. I am very grateful.

Here is the infamous You, followed by Snow & Taxis:

You by Gold Panda

Snow & Taxis by Gold Panda