Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gentle Wave Playlist (30/11/08)

Scott Matthew - In the End (Acoustic)
Larkin Grimm - Blonde and Golden Johns
Sia - Sunday
Teddy Thompson - Seperate Ways
Robyn - With Every Heartbeat (Acoustic Version)
I Come to Shanghai - Houses on the Shore
Noah and the Whale - Girlfriend in a Coma
The Bird and the Bee - Spark

Lowry - Africa
Mike Flowers Pops - Talk
Ben Folds - The Frown Song
Mates of State - My Only Offer
The Submarines - The Wake Up Song
Lenka - The Show
The Postmarks - One Note Samba
Micky Green - Did It

Kylie Minogue - Did It Again
Maria Mena - Just Hold Me
Dan Wilson - Breathless
Jenny Owen Youngs - Hit Me Baby One More Time
SoKo - My Enemy
Fol Chen - The Believers
Marianne Faithful - OO Baby (feat. Antony Hegarty)

The Cardigans - Erase/Rewind (Kleerup Remix)
of Montreal - Gallery Piece (Mintel Rose Remix)
Hot Chip - Touch Too Much
Garbage - Why Do You Love Me?
CSS - One Way Or Another Vs. Teenage Kicks
Vampire Weekend - One (Blake's Got A New Face)
Devendra Banhart - Don't Look Back in Anger


Greetings from the Nation of Wave! (And mind your head).

CatPeople are back!

A month ago I made a post about a band I've recently discovered. They're called CatPeople and hail from Barcelona, Spain. CatPeople released their debut Reel #1 two years ago and now they're back with their sophomore effort entitled What's The Time Mr Wolf?

Managing to avoid the difficult second album syndrome, CatPeople have made an album that is even better than its predecessor. Forget album fillers, all the tracks really rock this time. Angular guitars, dark ambient synths, violins (!), everything that made Reel #1 a great debut is still there.

If you're into Interpol, Editors or She Wants Revenge and can't wait till their next release, do yourself a favour and buy this album. Definitely in my top-10 list for 2008! You can listen the new tracks from CatPeople's Myspace and judge for yourself.

Heads We Dance ...YEAH!!!!

Leeds based band Heads We Dance write "custom chromed aerodynamic pop" (Losing Today) influenced by Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music, Timbaland and Pet Shop Boys. Taking their name from a Kate Bush lyric, Heads We Dance are inspired by the early sci-fi visions of 'Metropolis', Aldous Huxley and Philip K Dick, and a fascination with love, modern life and the internet. Heads We Dance played their first show at the Dead Disco single launch in September 2006, three weeks after forming, and have since been described live as achieving " an unfathomably glamorous and energetic take on disco pop... damn, it's great to watch" (Tasty fanzine) .

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Transisters

The Transisters were formed in Venice, Italy in 2005. They are a New Wave/Electro/Post-Punk band, blending electronic music with good solid rock riffs. During the past 3 years they've played everywhere in Italy and opened for Kaiser Chiefs, The Raveonettes and White Rose Movement amongst others.

Their Debut LP “Under Control” was released last July by the German netlabel afmusic that the band got in contact with quite simply, through MySpace. “They were impressed by our sound and we decided to work with them, explains Matteo Scarpa, the band’s singer-bass player. Giving music out for free is ok for us, we don’t play for money but because we love it.”

Amidst an Italian indie scene where, according to Matteo, “the average level of quality of bands is not so high”, The Transisters certainly stick out. The band is busy working on their second album at the moment, and plans a future filled with “more gigs and more good songs. We’re positive about it.”

So if you're looking for anxious beats, angular guitars and sober vocals, you're in for a treat. Fans of Joy Division, Bauhaus, Gang Of Four and She Wants Revenge won't be disappointed. The album is available as a free download and you can get it here. And don't forget to check out The Transisters on Myspace!

BlueWorks is in love!!!

British, fresh and hot!
Ladies and gents this is La Roux!!!!

check it out, listen, dance and get ready for an upcoming smash: "Quicksand"
It's coming out Dec 15th but you can always pre-order

The Prodigy are back!

The Prodigy blast back with Invaders Must Die! The follow-up to 2004’s Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned features 11 tracks of rock-infused dance mayhem which might just remove your head cleanly from your shoulders. Now, on Invaders Must Die, Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim all feature on the album, which is the first time since the release of Fat Of The Land in 1997.

All fucking bands say their new record’s their best, but this just feels really triumphant for us,Liam Howlett tells Kerrang!. “It’s on fire. It’s all about the three of us together and what we can do. You know what we deal with: it’s beats in a predominantly electronic style and it’s full of fucked -up guitars!

Finding themselves disinterested by the latest crop of rock-slash-dance crossover bands, Howlett feels it’s time to shake things up again. And whilst steering away from collaborations with outside vocalists, a certain Mr. David Grohl climbed back behind the drum kit for the album’s standout track Run With The Wolves. “Dave emailed us to see what we were up to and offered his services,” smiles Howlett. “It was really inspiring. It’s definitely the most venomous track on the album. Keith really goes for it on lead vocals. It’s wicked.

Invaders Must Die will be released on March 2 through Take Me To The Hospital/Cooking Vinyl.


1. Invaders Must Die
2. Omen
3. Thunder
4. Colours
5. Take Me To The Hospital
6. Warrior's Dance
7. Run With The Wolves
8. Omen Reprise
9. World's On Fire
10. Piranha
11. Stand Up

To celebrate the imminent release of their new album, The Prodigy are giving away an edit of the eponymous single. Visit for the download.


Toni Bass and David Penn are the masterminds behind this floor-killer duo "Deux"
They are from Madrid Spain and they are giving us house - electronica sounds.

Their new single is out and it's called "Same Way"

Here is also the official video. ENJOY!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Indie Disco Podcast #99

Here's Indie Disco podcast #99... Visit for the download.

  1. Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
  2. CatPeople - Coohagen
  3. Computerclub - Beat Connection
  4. The Cold - No Time
  5. The Essence - The Cat
  6. The Cure - Real Snow White
  7. Veljanov - Nie Mehr
  8. Cut City - Like Ashes Like Millions
  9. Joy Disaster - Yesss Yess Yes
  10. Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
  11. Degrees - Run To The Music
  12. The Killers - This Is Your Life
  13. The Verve - Love Is Noise (Tom Middleton Remix)
  14. AC/DC - Back In Black (Powerpack Vocal Mix)
  15. Kinkane - Still Feel The Same (Run Hide Survive Remix)
  16. Zoot Woman - We Won't Break (Grand Son Remix)
  17. Mars TV - Frantic (Extended Version)
  18. Good Charlotte - Los Angeles World Wide (JNRSNCHZ Remix)
  19. The Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations
  20. Japanese Motors - Single Fins And Safety Pins (Radio Edit)
  21. The Little Kids - Don't Give Up So Easily
  22. The Sugar Report - Dancing On My Grave
  23. Pop Noir - Girls Of Prey
  24. R.E.M. - Munich
  25. Guns n' Roses - There Was A Time
  26. Oasis - I'm Outta Time (Radio Edit)
  27. Indochine feat. Melissa Auf Der Maur - Le Grand Secret
  28. Archive - Again (Edit)

Depeche Mode go spiritual

According to Rolling Stone Magazine #1066, before Depeche Mode began recording their new album, the group’s guitarist and chief songwriter, Martin Gore, went out and bought a bunch of vintage gear. “It’s helped to shape the sound of the album,” says Gore. “The sounds we are making are more akin to stuff we did in the late 1980s, around Violator. That was a real creative high for us.

The group has been recording off and on for their as yet untitled 12th studio album release for nine months in New York and in a studio near Gore’s Santa Barbara, California, home. On its last release, 2005’s Playing the Angel, singer Dave Gahan contributed songs for the first time in Depeche Mode’s 25-year career. So far, he’s given four new songs to this currently untitled set. “I think it’s natural,” says Gore — who was the group’s sole songwriter for most of its career. Gore says it’s too early to discuss specific tracks, but he says the album has a strong spiritual feel. Let's hope that Depeche Mode will not let us down and deliver something as good as Playing The Angel to say the least. They're visiting Athens on the 12th of May and absolute mayhem is guaranteed... Visit the band's website to find out the rest of their upcoming European tour dates.



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Indie Disco Playlist (25/11/2008)

Here's what went on air @ last night...

  • The Cure - Sleep When I'm Dead
  • The Killers - Spaceman
  • MGMT - Kids
  • IAMX - Think Of England
  • Cause & Effect - Into The Light (Nu Romantix Vocal Edit)
  • Hammer & Herbick feat. Boytronic - You (Blake Jarrell 2nd Remix)
  • Veljanov - Nie Mehr
  • The Cold - No Time
  • CatPeople - Last Chance
  • Boygirlme - Me Eyes (Still Waterproof)
  • Computerclub - Snobs
  • Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
  • Bloc Party vs. Kate Perry - Party Kisser (Divide & Kreate Mash-up)
  • Apple Jelly - Radio
  • Muse vs. Future Funk Squad - Knights Of Cydonia (Breaks Mix)
  • Linkin Park - Numb (Heartbeat Bootleg)
  • The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go (Tocadisco Import Remix)
  • Mesh - Petrified (Claustrophobic Dance Floor Mix)
  • Monster Magnet - Space Lord (Boys Noize Remix)
  • Mt. Sims - The Bitten Bite Back
  • She Wants Revenge - Sister
  • Black Strobe - Last Club On Earth
  • Plastique Noir - Shadowrun
  • Cut City - Anticipation
  • The Complete Stone Roses - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Stonelove Version)
  • Bella Morte - Find Forever Gone

Monday, November 24, 2008

The New Electric

A Melbourne Australia based group, called "The New Electric" give us very sweet electric sounds covered by very nice lyrics.

Their debut video Flesh & Metal is a love story between a robot and a girl.


CHECK OUT their 6 track "Flesh & Metal" EP on iTunes

1. What's the Vibe?
2. Flesh & Metal
3. Lady
4. Blue Envy
5. Bustin' Over
6. Bright Slippers

Roisin recorded

Yesterday Roisin Murphy performed in Brussels. This show was video recorded, so we are going to have all these beautiful Roisin's personas online soon.

source here

YouTube LIVE

Last Saturday November 22nd, YouTube had its first LIVE STREAM in San Francisco.

Check out details of it HERE

The event brought to life many of the amazing videos and talent that YouTube viewers have already made popular.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gentle Wave Playlist (23/11/08)

Lykke Li - Melodies & Desires
Alaska In Winter - Your Red Dress
Johnette Napolitano - The Scientist
Jenny Lewis - Badman's World
Megan Mullally - Lonely at the Top
Beth Orton - Central Reservation
Cat Power - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Garbage - It's All Over But The Crying
Sia - Soon We'll Be Found (on Letterman)

Phantom Planet - California
Frightened Rabbit - The Twist
Of Montreal - Instant Karma
Britney Spears Vs. Department Of Eagles -
/No One Womanizes Like You
The Spells - Bat Vs. Bird
Rogue Wave - All You Need Is Love
Animal Collective - Brother Sport

Kylie Minogue - Koocachoo
Jem - Keep On Walking
SoKo - I'll Kill Her
Lenka - Trouble Is A Friend
Meiko - Boys With Girlfriends (Acoustic)
Giulia y los Tellarini - Barcelona
Petra Haden - Don't Stop Believin'
Fol Chen - No Wedding Cake
Oh No! Oh My! - Be A Star

My Brightest Diamond - Tainted Love
Clinic - Come Into Our Room
Christian Falk - Dream On (Feat. Robyn & Ola Salo)
The Music - Strength In Numbers
Omikron - Favourite Game (Feat. Baby Queen)
Mama Shamone - Over
The Beatles - Tour Da Elenor Rigby (Soulwax Remix)
The Octopus Project - I Saw The Bright Shinies


You better had, says x_factor...

DMB November 21st show up for streaming

click on image to stream last weeks show

for more info visit

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Sia performed "Soon We'll Be Found" with sign language
from her latest album "Some People Have Real Problems"

on Late Show with David Letterman on November 13th

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Indie Disco Podcast #97

Here's another podcast for you. I hope you'll like it :-) As usual, visit for the download...

  1. The Killers - Spaceman
  2. Degrees - Gossip Girls
  3. Asobi Seksu - Strawberries (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix)
  4. Linkin Park - Shadow Of The Day (Blake Jarrell Remix)
  5. De/vision - Remember (Sweet Harmony Mix)
  6. The Beloved - Sweet Harmony (Edit)
  7. Florence And The Machine - You've Got The Love
  8. IAMX - Think Of England
  9. Mesh - Needle In A Bruise
  10. Garbage - #1 Crush (Goth Mix)
  11. Mt. Sims - The Bitten Bite Back
  12. The Cold - After All
  13. The Cure - Sleep When I'm Dead
  14. Computerclub - Snobs
  15. Bloc Party - Staying Fat
  16. The Transisters - Everything Will Be Alright
  17. Guns n' Roses - Shackler's Revenge
  18. The Chemists - Something For The Weekend
  19. Pinstripe - Memory
  20. MGMT - Kids
  21. Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
  22. Apple Jelly - Radio
  23. Cause & Effect - Into The Light (Nu Romantix Vocal Edit)
  24. Jam & Spoon - Be Angeled
  25. Junkie XL feat. Dave Gahan - Reload
  26. Exotic Birds - Dance With Me
  27. Hammer And Herbick feat. Boytronic - You (Blake Jarrell 2nd Remix)
  28. Howie B - Hey Jack (Unklesounds Remix)
  29. Kuffdam & Plant - The Ones We Loved (Dogzilla Remix)

Indie Disco Playlist (18/11/2008)

Indie Disco goes to the movies

Here's what went on air yesterday...
  1. The Cure - Burn (The Crow OST)
  2. Gary Numan - Dark (Dark City OST)
  3. David Bowie - I'm Deranged (Reprise) (Lost Highway OST)
  4. Thom Yorke - Analyse (The Prestige OST)
  5. Bjork & David Arnold - Play Dead (The Young Americans OST)
  6. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Face To Face (Batman 2 OST)
  7. Sinead O' Connor & Bono - You Made Me The Thief of Your Heart (In The Name Of The Father OST)
  8. Hybrid feat. Lisa Gerrard - Man On Fire (Remix) (Man On Fire OST)
  9. Tori Amos - Siren (Great Expectations OST)
  10. Asobi Seksu - Thursday (Flannel Pajamas OST)
  11. Dirty Vegas - Human Love (Goal OST)
  12. Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot (The Cable Guy OST)
  13. Smashing Pumpkins - The End Is The Beginning Is The End (Batman & Robin OST)
  14. Marilyn Manson - I Put A Spell On You (Lost Highway OST)
  15. Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug (Lost Highway OST)
  16. IAMX - Junk (Junk OST)
  17. Brett Anderson feat. Mymiu Troll - Scorpio Rising (Paragraph 78 OST)
  18. Gary Jules - Mad World (Donnie Darko OST)
  19. H.I.M. - The Sacrament (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance OST)
  20. Scott Weiland - But Not Tonight (Not Another Teen Movie OST)
  21. The Pixies - Where Is My Mind (Fight Club OST)
  22. Placebo - Every You Every Me (Cruel Intentions OST)
  23. Garbage - #1 Crush (Romeo And Juliet OST)
  24. Jamiroquai - Deeper Underground (Godzilla OST)
  25. The Prodigy & Tom Morello - One Man Army (Spawn OST)
  26. Clint Mansell - 2pi(r) (Pi OST)
  27. Tykwer, Kilmer, Heil feat. Franka Potente - Believe (Run Lola Run OST)
  28. She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart (The Number 23 OST)

Madonna (Confusion on the Dancefloor)

Madonna will be the new face of Louis Vuitton’s 2009 marketing campaign and she will be paid $10 MILLION. (Click here for more info)

So why is she asking us to help her for building a new school or WHATEVER she wants to do.

Doesn't she think, she has enough money for that?


Do you remember "Dream On"?

(If not, click first here in order to continue)

Then watch the video below and learn more about Robyn's news.


Great news from Canada.
Feist is going to release a "Deluxe Edition" of her latest album "The Reminder" on November 25th, including remixes that have never been released before.

Disc 1:
01 So Sorry
02 I Feel It All
03 My Moon My Man
04 The Park
05 The Water
06 Sealion
07 Past in Present
08 The Limit to Your Love
09 1234
10 Brandy Alexander
11 Intuition
12 Honey Honey
13 How My Heart Behaves

Disc 2:
01 I Feel It All (Escort Remix)
02 Sealion (Chromeo Remix)
03 My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Classic Mix)
04 1234 (Van She Remix)
05 Fightin' Away the Tears [with Mocky]
06 So Sorry (One Mic Mix)
07 My Moon My Man (Grizzly Bear Remix)
08 Broken Social Scene: "Lover's Spit (Redux)"
09 Islands in the Stream [with Constantines]
10 My Moon My Man [video]
11 1234 (Director's Cut) [video]
12 I Feel It All [video]
13 Honey Honey [video]


"We Are" Cassette Kids

New entry from Australia. They are called Cassette Kids and their debut seven-track mini-album release is called ‘We Are’.

Summoning the likes of Bjork, The Klaxons and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Cassette Kids have already cut their teeth supporting bands like New Young Pony Club, White Rose Movement, Children Collide, Van She, Riot In Belgium, Muscles, Ajax, Plug In City and last but not least The Presets on their national tour, warming up the crowds with their unique mesh of electro pop rock which they also deliver on "WE ARE"

They are considered as one of Australia’s great new pop hopes.

Here is their first single "You Take It"

CASSETTE KIDS - You Take It from Jan Reichle on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gentle Wave Playlist (16/11/08)

Sonic Youth - Superstar
Garbage - The World Is Not Enough
Department of Eagles - No One Does It Like You
Cary Brothers - If You Were Here
Anna Nalick - Wreck of the Day '06
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. - I Could Build You A Tower
Katie Costello - I Can't Fix us Two
Christina Aguilera - You Are What You Are (Beautiful)

The Moldy Peaches - Who's Got the Crack?
Team B - On My Mind
Bishop Allen - Click Click Click Click
The Beautiful Girls - I Thought About You
Larkin Grimm - How to Catch a Lizard
The Feeling - Work
Lykke Li - Breaking It Up
Animal Collective - Winter’s Love

Wax Tailor - Que Sera
Fol Chen - Cable TV
YACHT - See A Penny (Pick It Up)
Psapp - I Want That
Hello Seahorse! - Universo 2
Imogen Heap - Can't Take It In
Sia - Sweet Potato
Martina Topley-Bird - Poison
Coldplay - Lovers In Japan (Acoustic)

Adele - Hometown Glory (Night Facilities Remix)
We Have Band - You've Had Band
CSS - Jager Yoga
The Guts - New Thing
The Killers - Spaceman
I'm From Barcelona - Ola Kala
The Submarines - Brightest Hour

good weird

You follow?


For all of you who are producing music.

There is a contest for FrankMusik’s “3 Little Words"

Find the details HERE and maybe your remix will be released.


Ismini Kalesi is listening to

Η Ισμήνη Καλέση (ή κατά κόσμον Ισμήνη Καλεσοπούλου) έζησε μεγάλες δόξες τις δεκαετίες ΄80 και ΄90.

Ξεκίνησε παρουσιάζοντας το Λούνα Παρκ και συνέχισε με θέατρο και κινηματογράφο.

Έκανε εξώφυλλα στα μεγαλύτερα περιοδικά της εποχής, αλλά παρόλα αυτά ήταν και παραμένει σεμνή, μεγαλόψυχη και λάτρης των ωραίων πραγμάτων. Ήταν διαφορετική από τις υπόλοιπες πρωταγωνίστριες της εποχής της, παρόλα αυτά κατάφερε να εκτοξευθεί προς την επιτυχία σε μία περίοδο που η διαφορετικότητα δεν ήταν ανεκτή και αυτό είναι πολύ σημαντικό.

"Υπάρχει μεγαλύτερη επιτυχία από το να κάνεις τους άλλους να σε επιθυμούν;" (περιοδικό ΜΑΧΙΜ, 2006)

Το αγαπάει την Ισμήνη Καλέση και την ευχαριστεί για για την υποστήριξή της στην δική του προσπάθεια για διαφορετικότητα.

Roisin Murphy in Berlin 13/11/08

The crowd in Berlin had another experience than any other Roisin's show.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

DMB playlist November 14th - D.J. Girl's monthly picks

1. Nick Catchdubs - A-Trak Say Whoa mega mini-mix (6:58)
2. Big Gipp - Hot (Treasure Fingers Remix) (5:32)
3. Diplo - Blow Your Head (DJ Eli Remix) (6:14)
4. The American Dream Team - Money (6:03)
5. Late of the Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Tronik Youth Remix) (5:23)
6. Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (GT Remix) (3:29)
7. Electric Youth - Electric Youth Vs The Boogeyman (5:34)
8. M.I.A. - Shells (Slow) (3:03)
9. 119 - 02 Munk - Down In L.A. _Shazam Instrumental Remix_ (5:16)
10. baja - mascara (7:14)
11. Disco Dawn Boys - Night Affair (8:24)
12. Heaps Decent - Koori Girls feat. King Sisters (Dre Skull Remix) (2:43)
13. Scorpio - Battle At Sea (4:38)
14. ccivory - dixieFINAL1 (4:17)
15. Benny Benassi feat. Channing - Peanuts Enhancer (Mobbing Remix) (6:11)
16. The Count & Sinden - Hardcore Girls [featuring Rye Rye] (5:25)
17. Private - We've Got Some Breaking Up To Do (2:40)
18. Anavan - The Perfect Sound (2:25)
19. Diskokaine - Riminini (Vocal Mix) (4:52)
20. Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Punks Jump Up Remix) (5:34)
21. Frankmusik - 01 When You're Around (boysnoize mix) (2:54)
22. KUDU - Suite Life (Carli remix) (5:02)
23. Computer Club - Laptop Levitation (4:02)
24. Alter Ego - Fuckingham Palace (Bombamans really really super long remix title edit) (5:01)
25. Black Gold - Detroit (Shark Attack Beach Party Remix) (5:45)
26. Daft Punk - One More Time (Mano Remix) (3:44)
27. Young Fathers - Bad Bwoy (The Real Heat 'Bad Girls' Remix (4:19)
28. Carly Simon - Why (extended Version) (7:58)
29. Hot Chip - - Ready For The Floor (Smoothed Out On An R&B Tip Version) (2:53)

for more info click

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Sorry for being so quiet during the past few days, but I've just got back to Salonica to work for the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and I don't have Internet connection at home (I know, it sucks big time). Anyway, stay tuned for a soundtrack-themed Indie Disco podcast coming up sometime this week (ie. as soon as I manage to upload it). oh, and if you're in town come to Warehouse C by the pier to say hello.

In the meantime pay a visit to, and learn about one of Sweden's best kept secrets. They are called Degrees and I'm pretty sure they'll be the next big thing. Degrees are Mikael Jacobson and Rickard Folke, two guys from the darkest Swedish woods in a town called Tranås. They've been been playing music for since they cannot remember but recently they found each other wanting the same thing and decided to put their hearts and brains together (and I'm glad they did). At the moment they're just trying to record songs and get them out to as many people as they can, but hopefully they'll release their debut album really soon. Their tunes are quite dreamy and upbeat (fans of M83 will love them) and they'll surely leave a smile upon your face. To hear for yourselves, visit them at Myspace and leave them a shout out, will you?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gentle Wave Playlist (09/11/08)

EZ3kiel - Naphtaline
Rachael Yamagata - Elephants
Goldfrapp - It's Not Over Yet
Elbow - One Day Like This
Sexton Blake - Bette Davis Eyes
Sebastien Tellier - Look
TV on the Radio - Family Tree
Get Well Soon - Tick Tack! Goes My Automatic Heart

Hello Seahorse! - Won't Say Anything
Katie Costello - Kaleidoscope Machine
The Pierces - Lights On
Emiliana Torrini - Big Jumps
Petra Haden - God Only Knows
The Just Joans - Hey Boy You're Oh So Sensitive
Val Emmich - American Girl
The Bobby McGees - U'r Enemies Enimy Is Yir Pal
Marnie Stern - Don't Stop Believin'

Jem - I Want You To
The Bird And The Bee - Last Day Of Our Love
Psapp - Part Like Waves
The Foster Kids - Will We Ever Make Love Again?
Juana Molina - Un Dia
Nelly Furtado - Crazy (Acoustic)
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone

Bat For Lashes - Sweet Dreams
Primal Scream - Uptown (Calvin Harris Radio Edit)
The Black Ghosts - Full Moon
Friendly Fires - Paris
White Lies - Death (Haunts Remix)
Aeroplane - Whispers (feat. Kathy Diamond)
Daft Punk vs. Roisin Murphy - Let Me Know
/how its Harder Better Stronger and Faster


Sometimes not.


Brand new single from the album
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends

For the song Lovers In Japan

Check out

with deadline on Monday 1 December 2008

Róisín Murphy in Athens

Saturday 08 November 2008

and of course,
Lorraine Barnes & Jodie Berry (backing vocals)

As she said

"Hello Athens,
I'm back again.
See you soon."


thanx to Vasilis Grivas for the photos.


Sunday, November 9, 2008


Justice announced an international contest for all.

All you have to do is to create a video, upload it to Vimeo and get the most votes.

1) Go to Industreate, read the rules and sign up.

2) Create your video of what was great in 2008.

3) Upload your video to Vimeo and tag it with “JST4ALL” and “BIGSTEREO”

It's very simple. Just like that maybe YOU will be the winner of a trip to Chicago for the New Year's Eve party with JUSTICE.

Justice - A Cross The Universe - Trailer from industreate on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Cold

Many of you might have had enough of my postings about bands that sound like The Cure, Joy Division etc. Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you but there's still more to come as I'm in full Cure mode since the release of the BRILLIANT 4:13 Dream :-)

Anyway, let's talk about The Cold. These German lads have definitely done their homework regarding dark eighties stuff. Hell, even the band's name probably has something to do with "Cold" from Pornography! So, if you're into Pornography/Disintegration-era Cure, Joy Division, a little bit of The Sisters of Mercy (you get the idea) and the like, then you're in for a treat. According to the band's website and with some extra help from babelfish (I know, my German is a bit rusty these days), The Cold were formed in Frankfurt in 1997, doing covers of classical Wave music of the early 80's. Soon they began penning their own tunes and performing them live at festivals like WGT, M' era Luna and Cry for Happiness. They finally released their debut After All in August 2004 which stayed in the DAC Top 10 (German alternative charts) for 5 weeks. Now, 4 years later, the band have just finished recording their sophomore album which will hopefully be out really soon. If it's half as good as their debut, I'll be more than happy! So do yourselves a favour and buy After All either from or iTunes. For more info visit The Cold at Myspace.

The Cold - Summernight

The Cure - Cold

081105 emergency playlist

This week's playlist is:

101 Kode 9 - Magnetic City
102 Burial - Distant Lights
103 2562 - Techno Dread
104 MyMy - Day for night
105 Christian Burkhardt - Doubledub (original mix)

201 Kalabrese - City Blues
202 Bonobo - Walk In The Sky (feat. Bajka)
203 Matthew Harbert feat. Dani Siciliano - Suddenly
204 Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts - I Was On My Way To Hell (Papa big foot mix)
205 Knarf Skipson - Just About

301 Moloko - Fun For Me (Brian Bristol Dub)
302 Screenplay - Rock & Love
303 Moloko - I Want You
304 Moloko - Sing It Back (Dj Plankton's dub feat. Maurice)

401 Roisin Murphy - Movie Star (Kid Gloves remix)
402 Chromeo - Bonafied Lovin' (Sweetlight remix)
403 Robyn - Cobrastyle (The Bloody Beetroots remix)
404 Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (Knightlife remix)
405 Moloko - Forever More


Friday, November 7, 2008

New single from IAMX! And it's FREE!

IAMX is the solo musical project of Chris Corner (ex-Sneaker Pimps). Corner has repeatedly said that IAMX is very different from his actual, real-life personality and is a kind of quasi "act". Whether an act or not, IAMX's music is primarily concerned with subjects such as outlandish sex, death, narcotic intoxication, bisexuality, decadence, obsession, alienation and vague allusions to politics. Corner currently lives in Berlin where he has found "the spirit to care less about the music industry and take an independent route."

Consisting of highly dark, erotic, 1980s-influenced electro, the debut album Kiss + Swallow was released in 2004 followed by The Alternative two years later. A live album, Live in Warsaw, is scheduled for release on 14 November 2008, as well as a string quartet EP. Chris Corner is currently working on the third proper IAMX album, which should also be expected sometime soon.

The absolutely brilliant new single Think Of England can be downloaded for FREE from Go get it NOW! Of course don't forget to visit IAMX on Myspace, or check out their podcast at

Live Dates

28.11.2008 SALA / MADRID
05.12.2008 TRABENDO / PARIS
06.12.2008 ASTORIA 2 / LONDON
13.12.2008 PPC / GRAZ
14.12.2008 ROXY / PRAGUE
01.03.2009 GAGARIN 205 / ATHENS

tonight on DMB!

Lets Get Invisible

A new acquaintance for is this duo with great and full of energy tracks.

They are called Lets Get Invisible and here is what they say about themselves:

"Lets Get Invisible was created by the power teamwork of female/male synth pop duo Katie Pawluk and Lance Lemon about one year ago, though we had no idea what we were doing. Expanding upon the sounds, films and energy of our youth in the 80s, we fell in love with thick bass lines, cheap synths and jem and the holograms. We are based in Providence, Rhode Island/New York, NY.
We are currently working on songs for our debut ep scheduled for release in Spring, as well as a remix compilation. We're also in the process of doing a few collaborations with Futurecop! and some other really big names, so there's a lot to look forward to in the near future".

So, enjoy their music at:

or simply stay tuned and you'll be hearing a lot from these New York guys @

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Indie Disco Podcast #96

I may have missed Tuesday's Indie Disco @ because I had to swab a couple of decks in the Navy, but here's what you were supposed to listen to... Visit for the download!

  1. The Cure - Hungry Ghost
  2. The Cold - In Your Eyes
  3. Moving Units - Dark Walls
  4. Computerclub - Before The Walls Came Down
  5. Mighty Six Ninety - Mistakes Like These (James Iha Remix)
  6. Catpeople - Pretty Things
  7. The Transisters - Under Control
  8. Joy Disaster - Lobotomy
  9. A Place To Bury Strangers - Missing You
  10. Infected Mushroom - Becoming Insane (Radio Mix)
  11. Shiny Toy Guns - Ghost Town
  12. The Strokes - Electricityscape
  13. Oasis - I Hope, I Think, I Know
  14. Kaiser Chiefs - Sooner Or Later
  15. The Complete Stone Roses - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Stonelove Version)
  16. New Order - Transmission (iTunes Originals Version)
  17. Magic Wands - Black Magic
  18. Robyn - Konichiwa Bitches (Trentemoller Remix)
  19. The Hives - Because I Wanna (Hyper Breaks Mix)
  20. Linkin Park - Numb (Dark Skies Remix)
  21. Mesh - Petrified (Claustrophobic Dance Floor Mix)
  22. Breaking Benjamin - Diary Of Jane
  23. The Chemists - To Die For (Edit)
  24. The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby
  25. Tally Hall - Smile Like You Mean It
  26. Sam Taylor-Wood & Pet Shop Boys - I'm In Love With A German Film Star (Mark Reeder's Stuck In The 80's Mix)
  27. Retrolust - Japanese Hot Rod
  28. Dangerous Muse - Give Me Danger (Blazing Lazer Remix)
  29. Atomic Hooligan - I Don't Care

Madonna for good

After her exciting speech about Obama's election in San Diego's concert on the November 4th

You can download for free new edits of "Miles Away"


synch 2009

Synch's 6th edition is taking place on 12-14 June 2009 in Technopolis and Benaki Museum

For more information visit the official website here


Retrolust is a Californian duo that sashays into your various sensory organs with a vibrant revival of synthpop tweaked with modern electronic elements and salty tongue-in-cheek lyrics. It all started when a post-punk preemie usurped a middle-aged ninja turned 80's pop-wannabee to a make song about a serial killer which immediately topped the charts at The unlikely pair got turned on by the attention and continued working together. Within a few months they birthed (with the aid of a generous midwife) their first album Bad Reception, but that wasn't enough for the rambunctious duo. The music kept coming and before 2007 was out, Retrolust had completed two more albums, Pump It and Wired. They had perfected and honed their sound and method and gained a loyal following.

Nearly a year later, Retrolust are back with their fourth album Stereoroids featuring eight tracks of that signature sound everyone has come to love. Fans of Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode will really dig this exclusively digital release. Here are a couple of tunes to put you in the proper mood... While downloading make sure to visit Retrolust on Myspace, will you?

Retrolust - Sunglasses
Retrolust - Commercial Mentality

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Organ

The Organ were a Vancouver quintet, formed in 2001 by frontwoman Katie Sketch, born Katie Ritchie. In a short space of time, this all female ensemble gained rapid exposure with the release of their first EP Sinking Hearts in 2002, followed by their first proper album, Grab That Gun two years later. A critical and popular favourite, The Organ wrote melodic and introspective music based on layered interplay between their instrumentalists, drawing comparisons to the underground sound of The Smiths, Joy Division and The Cure.
Although they managed to produce a relatively sizable fan-following and their future seemed very promising, on 7 December 2006 the band released a statement on their MySpace and official site stating that they were breaking up. Now, less than two years after their breakup, the band released one last EP of unreleased material titled Thieves.

The Organ - Memorize The City

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Cut Copy - Lights And Music - Live on Rove

The Presets live in Melbourne recording for Triple J TV

Ladyhawke - Magic

Monday, November 3, 2008


Ex-London, now Berlin based duo Noblesse Oblige was formed in early 2004 by German songwriter/producer Sebastian Lee Philipp and French performer-cum- songwriter/chanteuse Valerie Renay after meeting at a masked ball in Hoxton during which Valerie was performing a live art show.

Their debut album Privilege Entails Responsibility (the English translation of the band name) was released in the U.K. in 2006. Its eclectic mix of disco punk, sixties French chanson and raw acoustic folklore combined with lyrical wit and dark humour proved an appealing combination among the London hipster crowds. Its first single releases Bitch and Daddy (Don’t touch me there) quickly became indie club regulars throughout Europe.

Having re-located to Berlin in 2006, Noblesse Oblige started working on the follow-up album In Exile, released in autumn 2008 on RepoRecords.
Written and recorded in the band’s own Neukölln music studio, the album is a journey through its writers’ diverse musical tastes and styles, taking influences from gothic horror movies, African tribal tunes and contemporary pop music alike.

The bands flirtation with world music comes to a climax on In Exile. The use of bongos and Latin percussion, strings and brass arrangements to African Masai-tribe samples, combined with analogue electronics and classic guitar and piano instrumentation result in a timeless journey through the bands’ influences in music history.

Having toured and performed with artists including Dresden Dolls, Vive La Fete and Patti Smith among others, Noblesse Oblige gained a notorious reputation for their wild and spectacular live shows. Taking turns in playing guitar, samplers, piano, keyboards and drums or melodica, Sebastian and Valerie blend edgy electronics with a raw live sound that captures the sleazy, ambiguous tension within the duos sensual performance.
From hipster nightclubs in Paris to S&M dungeons in Rome, back to warehouse raves and art galleries of East London, Noblesse Oblige have toured most of Europe and – since their 2007 tour of Brazil – beyond back and forth over the past 3 years, resulting in a steadily growing loyal fan base.

Closely linked to the art world through their regular appearances at international galleries and art institutes as well as Valerie’s own background in theatre and live art performance, Noblesse Oblige count Turner prize winner Wolfgang Tillmans, Porn legend Rocco Siffredi and contemporary composer Michael Nyman among their fans, whilst the band’s more danceable music has been supported by key club DJs such as Mark Moore (S’Express), Erol Alkan and Joost van Bellen.
Remaining members of Leigh Bowery’s cult 80s band Minty asked Noblesse Oblige to re-record its underground hit Useless Man using Bowery’s original vocal takes, which was included on the limited edition of Privilege Entails Responsibility’s second single release Quel Genre de Garcon / Lil’ Dirty.

Noblesse Oblige songs have been remixed by artists including Motor (Novamute), Mona Mur, En Esch (ex-KMFDM) and Musiccargo (Amontillado Music), and their music has been used in several film productions and music compilations as well as international catwalk shows. Their innovative artwork and photography is regularly seen in galleries and printed media, such as the cover of Lydia Lunch’s collection of short stories.
For hip underground director Edwin Brienen’s L’amour toujours, Sebastian and Valerie were asked to star alongside Austrian cult actor Erwin Leder (Das Boot).

N.O. also regularly appear as DJs in the club scenes of Berlin, London and Paris. Between 2005 and 2007 their own club night Caligula was a popular event in London and received positive press attention. It was regularly voted Critic’s choice in London’s Time Out magazine, following a range of successful events that introduced an impressive range of Live acts including Motor (Novamute), Pam Hogg, Cursor Miner (Lo Recordings), Comanechi and Tetine (Souljazz) to name a few.

Besides her work as half of Noblesse Oblige, Valerie is a successful theatre and performance artist who trained with Philippe Gaullier in London and has directed several theatre shows as well as art festival appearances around the world. Recently she has re-emerged in the Berlin art and performance scene as her alter ego Femme Façade.

Sebastian is a music producer with his own Berlin recording studio in which he has most recently worked with The Hidden Cameras and Birol Ünel among others.

Noblesse Oblige on MySpace
Noblesse Oblige on YouTube

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gentle Wave Playlist (02/11/08)

Teddy Thompson - Turning the Gun On Myself
Department of Eagles - 1997 (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)
The Watson Twins - Powderfinger
Joseph Arthur - My Home Is Your Head
Martina Topley-Bird - Baby Blue
Turin Brakes - Dark On Fire

The Tings Tings - Standing in the Way of Control
The Gossip - Heavy Kross (Demo)
Micky Green - Some Sun
Amanda Palmer - Oasis
Duffy - Rain On Your Parade
Candie Payne - Take Me
Petula Clark - Downtown
Kate Nash - Seven Nation Army
The Weepies - Can't Go Back Now

Trolle/Siebenhaar - Sunday Song
The Guts - Sexy Like The Sea
The Submarines - Xavia
Psapp - The Monster Song
Petra Haden - Thriller
Jem - Crazy
Cyndi Lauper - Set Your Heart

The Music - Drugs
Roisin Murphy - Slave to Love
Sam Sparro - Pocket
Mercury Rev - Senses On Fire
Shrag - Forty Five 45s
The Black Ghosts - Repetition Kills You
DJ Magnet - Love Comes Running Up That Hill Quickly
Friendly Fires - I'm Good, I'm Gone
Santogold - You'll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden Remix)


And if you won't, Argybag's on-line to take care of you.

Indie Disco Podcast #95

Indie Disco #95 is up for grabs! Visit for the download!

  1. The Cure - It's Over
  2. A Place To Bury Strangers - I Know I'll See You
  3. Catpeople - Mexican Life
  4. Veil Veil Vanish - What Will You Say Tonight
  5. Boygirlme - My Eyes (Still Waterproof)
  6. Versus - Twenty Four Hours
  7. The Organ - Let The Bells Ring
  8. Mighty Six Ninety - Out Of Hand
  9. Dragons - Failure
  10. Stellastarr* - Precious Games
  11. Degrees - Laura
  12. Lorraine - Beyond The Sky
  13. Universal Poplab - Summer Struck
  14. The Antique Toys - Grey Cell Green
  15. Radio Heart feat. Gary Numan - Radio Heart
  16. Zeromancer - Doppelganger I Love You
  17. Dangerous Muse - Give Me Danger (Michael Skype & Ssigler Mix)
  18. Enter Shikari - We Can Breathe In Space, They Just Don't Want Us To Escape
  19. Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (Left/Right Remix)
  20. Rochelle - Fer De Lance (The Whip Remix)
  21. Queen - We Will Rock You (DJ Vini vs. DJ Antoine Remix)
  22. Le Castle Vania - Zero Machine
  23. Bloc Party - Mercury (The AGE Riott Remix)
  24. Zoot Woman - We Won't Break (Boris Dlugosch Les Visiteurs Remix)
  25. Essex feat. Assemblage 23 - Undercover
  26. Bratze - Kaschinski
  27. White Rose Movement - Girls In The Back
  28. The Bravery vs. M.I.A. - An Honest M.I.A. (A plus D Mash-up)
  29. The Who vs. Fatboy Slim - Who Me Out Of My Brain (Phat Reaction Mash-up)