Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bynar's March Top 10

  1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (MySpace)
  2. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (MySpace)
  3. DIN [A] Tod - Westwerk (MySpace)
  4. Archive - Controlling Crowds (MySpace)
  5. Julien-K - Death To Analog (MySpace)
  6. Metric - Fantasies (MySpace)
  7. Client - Command (MySpace)
  8. Royksopp - Junior (MySpace)
  9. Pet Shop Boys - Yes (Official Site)
  10. Filthy Dukes - Nonsense In The Dark (MySpace)

  1. Julien-K - Kick The Bass (She Wants Revenge Remix) (MySpace)
  2. Oasis - Falling Down (The Prodigy Version) (MySpace)
  3. War Tapes - Dreaming Of You (MySpace)
  4. Placebo - Battle For The Sun (MySpace)
  5. Freeland - Under Control (MySpace)
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (MySpace)
  7. The Exploding Boy - London (MySpace)
  8. Chew Lips - Solo (MySpace)
  9. Cicada - Falling Rockets (MySpace)
  10. Maximo Park - The Kids Are Sick Again (MySpace)

Mashup of the month

Pet Shop Boys vs. Client - Home And Dry On The Radio (Kenickie Mashup) (MySpace)


Do you remember our danish friends Turboweekend?

They just released their second album "Ghost of a Chance"

and the first video of the album is "After Hours".

read more about turboweekend


Monday, March 30, 2009


Archive are an "electronic rock" band, originating from London, UK. They were formed from the ashes of UK breakbeat act Genaside II by Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths in 1994 and began as an electronica project, combining dark, Bristol-style soundscapes (Massive Attack, Portishead) with rap. The band's debut, Londinium, was released in 1996 with Roya Arab and Rosko John as guest vocalists and received moderate critical acclaim. However, 1999's sophomore Take My Head (with new guest vocalist Suzanne Wooder) marked a departure from trip-hop and a lean towards a poppier and more melodic sound. Unfortunately, their record company didn't seem to like Archive's new musical ventures and decided to drop them.

After more changes in the lineup, the band hit its stride on album No.3 You All Look The Same To Me (2002), featuring singer Craig Walker. This time Archive took a decided turn towards more progressive music (with some Progressive Rock influences, notably Pink Floyd whose indelible influence is audible on tracks such as ‘Finding it so Hard’ and ‘Again’), while still maintaining electronic elements. The band saw growing popularity and critical acclaim, especially in France, Greece, Germany and Poland.

After recording two more artistically -but not too commercially- successful albums, Michel Vaillant (2003) and Noise (2004), Walker left the band and the project continued on as a Collective with new vocalists Pollard Berrier and Dave Peny. 2006 saw the release of Lights, followed by Live at Paris Zenith (2007), "the best live album ever made" according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Archive have just released their much anticipated record Controlling Crowds, which has already been deemed "their greatest and most unparalleled" work to date. You can get it from Amazon France, but you can also listen to it in full from the band's MySpace.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Gentle Wave Playlist (29/03/09)

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Pete Doherty - New Love Grows On Trees
Ingrid Michaelson - Can't Help Falling In Love (Live)
Emma Zunz - She's A Lady
Susanna And The Magical Orchestra - Believer
One Silver Astronaut - Band-Aid For A Fracture
Pop Eye - A Vicious Game (Live)
Peter Broderick - With The Notes In My Ears

Nostalgia 77 - Seven Nation Army (Feat. Alice Russell)
An Horse - Postcards
Florence And The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
The Main Drag - A Jagged Gorgeous Winter
Sliimy - Womanizer
Metric - Gimme Sympathy
Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game
The Dandy Warhols - Eight Days A Week
Feist - Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying About That Girl

Bloc Party - Signs (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Lykke Li - Little Bit (Villains Remix)
Lily Allen - Not Fair (Dr. Rosen Rosen Remix)
Kleerup - Longing For Lullabies (With Titiyo)
Asobi Seksu - Thursday (CSS Remix)
Home Video - I Can Make You Feel It
Peaches - Search And Destroy

O+S - We Do What We Want To
Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart
Bat For Lashes - Sleep Alone
Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes
Noriko Tujiko - White Film
Sanders Bohlke - The Weight Of Us
Dan Deacon - Snookered


Bitch is drunk, yo. She can't find her shadow.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Cicada is an electronic indie-dance band comprising Aaron Gilbert (also known as Mr Natural), Alex Payne, and Icelandic vocalist, Heidrun Bjornsdottir (formerly of Gloss and 4AD's Gus Gus). Their sound is catchy & direct - electronic pop with a touch of rock 'n' roll balls. To get the picture imagine Blondie jamming with Can, New Order and The Sugarcubes, The Cocteau Twins and Slowdive adding the sonics, with Daft Punk and Quincy Jones at the controls of Paisley Parks mixing desk.

Utilising live instruments and old skool synths, Cicada have turned into one of the most talked about electronic bands in the UK. Their remixing skills are also worth mentioning, with bands like Depeche Mode, New Order, Editors and 13 Senses seeking their help. Following the success of their self-titled debut (2006), Cicada are about to release their sophomore album Roulette on 25 May 2009 through Critical Mass, preceded by the single Metropolis on 18 May 2009.

Roulette Tracklist
  1. Falling Rockets
  2. Metropolis
  3. One Beat Away
  4. Talking
  5. P Star
  6. Executive (feat. Tom Smith of Editors)
  7. Psycho Thrills
  8. Love Don’t Come Easy
  9. Green Light
  10. Tears
  11. Don’t Stare At The Sun
  12. Tiad


The Exploding Boy

The Exploding Boy were formed by Swedes Johan Sjöblom and Les Andersson in January 2006. Sharing a similar taste in music (The Cure, The Chameleons, B-Movie, Magazine, My Bloody Valentine, Shed Seven), the duo discovered that their musical ideas, visions and experiences were complementing each other perfectly and during the next two months they wrote and recorded ten songs in Lars home based studio.

In the following year the band recruited more members and finally released their self-titled debut album. The Exploding Boy is a dark but melodic - kind of Interpol meets The Cure - record, especially suited for gloomy days. 2008 found the band back in the studio, working on their sophomore record. Afterglow is due for release this May, spearheaded by singles 40 Days and London.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Black Room

Remember Lorraine? A few years ago, three Norwegians got together over a common passion for moody pop, electronic sounds and live performances, making their own musical universe. Mixing catchy melodies with influences from more beat-oriented music is their trademark, lead singer Ole, synthman Paal and guitarist Anders released a bunch of catchy tunes (Transatlantic Flight anyone?) and kept us asking for more. However, time passed without any news from the band. Until now, that is.

For reasons unknown the trio renamed themselves Black Room and finally released a record. By calling it Pop Noir, they pretty much summarize their own sound in two words. You should expect a crossover of Depeche Mode, a-ha, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys and New Order with more guitars added to the mix. The album is currently available on iTunes (US - UK), but if you are old school and prefer the physical version with the bonus tracks and all, you can order it from HMV Japan here. Let's just hope that it will get a proper release and we won't have to learn Japanese in order to buy it! For musical tasters, tour-dates, pictures and other information about the band visit Black Room's MySpace page.

  1. I Feel It
  2. When I Return To The World
  3. Saved
  4. Tell It All
  5. She Lives In Gardens
  6. Beyond The Sky
  7. A Life Less Ordinary
  8. Heaven
  9. A Million Colors
  10. The Mess That We Are
  11. Imagine This + hidden track
  12. Italian Girlfriend

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Indie Disco Playlist (24/3/2009)

Part 1
  • Ladytron - Tomorrow (Jim Abbiss Radio Edit)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hysteric
  • Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Moulinex Remix)
  • Bipolar Badwise - Entwined
  • Meck feat. Dino - Feels Like Home
  • Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton - Dangerous Power (Cicada Radio Edit)
  • Freeland - Under Control
Part 2
  • Oasis - Falling Down (The Prodigy Version)
  • John B - I've Been Stalking You On Myspace
  • Mindless Self Indulgence - Evening Wear
  • Dick4Dick - Pornographic
  • Marsheaux - Breakthrough
  • Julien-K - Maestro
  • White Lies - A Place To Hide
  • The Killers - Forget About What I Said
Part 3
  • Placebo - Battle For The Sun
  • Smashing Pumpkins - The End Is The Beginning Is The End
  • Marilyn Manson - Get Your Gunn
  • Nine Inch Nails - Not So Pretty Now
  • Seachange - IOU Love
  • Maximo Park - The Kids Are Sick Again
  • Punk TV - Voices
  • (We Are) Performance - Let's Start
Part 4
  • Imperial Leisure - In A Letter
  • Infadels - Topboy
  • The Cure - Why Can't I Be You?
  • Depeche Mode - New Life
  • Bronski Beat - Hit That Perfect Beat
  • Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
  • The Human League - All I Ever Wanted
  • Faith No More - Epic
  • Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name

Röyksopp - Junior

Röyksopp's new album "Junior" is just released.

You can buy it here.

Have also a look at their new video for the track "Harry Up Here", the first single of the album, where they use samples of 80s video games.

Spike Jonze directs UNKLE

Incredible video for UNKLE's new singled "Heaven" by Spike's Jonze hands in collaboration with Ty Evans.

We've met Spike Jonze before.
Björk - It's Oh So Quiet (music video) [1995]
Being John Malkovich (film) [1999]
Björk - Triumph of a Heart (music video) [2005]

and many many other music videos, films and tv commercials.

His work has definetely something special.

Monday, March 23, 2009

From Russia With Love: Punk TV

It would not be an overstatement to say that Punk TV were the most-talked-about independent band of 2007 in Russia. Originally from Siberia, Punk TV formed in early 2004 by three friends and musicians (Alex, Volodya and Kostya), before relocating to Moscow two years later. The band's discography spans over 4 years with 2 full-length releases, a 2005 debut (Punk TV) and a follow-up in 2007 (Music For The Broken Keys).

Punk TV promptly grabbed the attention of Russian music press who did not hesitate to call them "the best indie-band of the country". Their sound is soft, yet at the same time dynamic, with diffused chord structures and melodies of electronic romanticism - a mixture of air and movement with guitar riffs, solid rhythm, and infectious vocals. During the four years of Punk TV's existence critics compared their sound to My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and Joy Division. Influences aside, having performing live at several major Russian and European festivals the band was dubbed as the "Russian Chemical Brothers."

Loverdrive is Punk TV's latest offering and it's the perfect combination of effervescent dance beats, driving, droning guitars, shoegaze harmonies and new wave aesthetics. If you're a fan of New Order, Ride, The Charlatans and even The Cure, you won't need to get hammered with Vodka in order to dance. Spasiba Punk TV!



Formed in 1997, Phoenix, a hip foursome from the chic Paris suburb of Versailles, became an underground hit with the loungy, mellow and unpretentious sound heard on their 2000 debut album United. Even before the album was officially released, several tracks were already spinning on DJ turntables, taking club dancefloors across the U.K., the U.S. and Europe by storm. However, the group’s album received a frosty welcome back home, with French critics dismissing the band as "little rich kids" who made "wallpaper pop" "Californian music".

Instead of giving up though, the group spent the next two years touring on the international circuit, thus earning a new following of fans abroad. These included Sofia Coppola, who used a track by Phoenix on the soundtrack of her film "Lost in Translation" (Thomas Mars, the band's frontman, is also her companion).

Alphabetical, the band's second outing, was released in 2004 and this time round met with a much more positive reception in France, as did album No.3 It's Never Been Like That. The group’s heady cocktail of rock, pop, electro, hip-hop, folk and funk, not only seduced the critics but scored a hit with the record-buying public, too.

Now Phoenix are back with their 4th studio album, due for release on May 25th 2009. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a brilliant record that combines upbeat indie rock with lush synths and catchy choruses. 1901 is the first single and it's available as a free download from the band's official site at http://www.wearephoenix.com. Check it out and see for yourself why this could probably be the best album of their career so far...


Phoenix - 1901 (free download)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gentle Wave Playlist (22/03/09)

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Royal Wood - A Mirror Without
Elbow - Mirrorball
Pop Eye - A Vicious Game
Bang Gang - Inside
Tara Jane O'neil - Drowning
Glasvegas - It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry

Heart - Alone
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
Fol Chen - The Idiot
Lacrosse - You Can't Say No Forever
Mates Of State - You Are Free
The Bird And The Bee - Baby
Psapp - Parker

Kleerup - On My Own Again
Passion Pit - Sleepy Head
Lady Gaga - Beautiful Dirty Rich
Uh Huh Her - Not A Love Song
Little Boots - Meddle
James Eric - Time To Pretend
Metric - Front Row
Asobi Seksu - Nefi+Girly

Bon Iver - Woods
High Places - Banana Slugs/Cosmonaut
Royksopp - Miss It So Much (feat. Lykke Li)
Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
Portishead - Machine Gun
Florence And The Machine - You Got The Love
Maps - When You Leave


It's where the groove is.


Fischerspooner will release their new album on May 4th called "Entertainment"

Tracklist :
01. The Best Revenge
02. We Are Electric
03. Money Can’t Dance
04. In A Modern World
05. Supply & Demand
06. Amuse Bouche
07. Infidels Of The World Unite
08. Door Train Home
09. Danse En France
10. To The Moon

Bloc Party

Bloc Party will release the "Intimacy Remixed" album on May 11th.

01. "Ares" (Villains Remix)
02. "Mercury" (Hervé Is In Disarray Remix)
03. "Halo" (We Have Band Dub Remix)
04. "Biko" (Mogwai Remix)
05. "Trojan Horse" (John B Remix)
06. "Signs" (Armand Van Helden Remix)
07. "One Month Off" (Filthy Dukes Remix)
08. "Zephyrus" (Phase One Remix)
09. "Talons" (Phones RIP Remix)
10. "Better Than Heaven" (No Age Remix)
11. "Ion Square" (Banjo or Freakout Remix)
12. "Letter To My Son" (Gold Panda Remix)
13. "Your Visits Are Getting Shorter" (Double D Remix)

Until then we can enjoy one of the best music videos, I've ever seen,
for the track "Signs" (Armand Van Helden Remix)

Signs (Armand Van Helden remix)


Here is Yuksek's "Extraball" video from his first album "Away from the sea", featuring Amanda Blank.

also very nice is the "Remixed Extraball":

1. Extraball (Breakbot Remix)
2. Extraball (CK 90s Hip House Remix)
3. Extraball (Original Extended)
4. Extraball (Pilooski Remix)
5. Extraball (Radio Edit)
6. Extraball (The Shoes Cover)

What a BIMBO!

Check out the new Diet Coke advert introducing Duffy.

Duffy will perform live in Athens on June 28th

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris ' new video for the song "I'm Not Alone" features him as a knife-wielding mad scientist, a bunch of female dancers/test subjects, and a kid with his teddy bear

The Race

The Race is a UK band which has got very good reviews lately.

"As bold and big-hearted as The Waterboys in the Grand Canyon, it's vaulting ambition meets ruddy big choruses coming the other way. ...roars majestically. Intriguing moments of punk interrupt... it's classy anthems aplenty." Channel 4, Planet Sound

"Akin to Editors, Interpol and White Lies....Floor-tom heavy with a rolling bass the guitars are alternatively choppy then floating on a Chameleons-like tide of echoing, chiming, glassy effects." Q

They just released their second album, called "In My Head It Works"

They also presented the video for the song "Rude Boy" which is the first single of the album.

The video is directed by Mark Simon Hewis who has won awards for his film making and it's the first music video he is directing.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Saint Patrick's New Face

Patrick Wolf uploaded his new video for the song "Vulture".

It's the first single from the forthcoming album "Battle".


Patrick Wolf presents us a totally new attitude, which is already very promising.


Press: "Patrick Wolf is 25 years-old, a gifted songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and possessor of a powerful, expressive, and unique voice. He has already released three critically acclaimed albums that have brought him a devoted cult following the world over. The first album, released when Patrick was barely 18, Lycanthropy, saw him dubbed the leading light of the blink and you miss it genre, folktronica. His second, Wind In The Wires, a darker, more introspective record than the first, was recorded in a week for £450. His last album, Magic Position, saw Patrick tour the world for the first time, selling out shows all over the UK, US, across Europe, Australia, and Japan, while blowing away festival audiences with his mix of outrageous showmanship, amazing musicianship, and powerful, soaring vocals. He has just completed work on his next album, Battle, a more mature, expressive work than anything he has hitherto recorded, featuring guest appearances and collaborations with Alec Empire, Eliza Carthy, and the actress Tilda Swinton amongst others. Patrick has decided to release Battle on his own label Bloody Chamber Music. His representatives are seeking to license the album outside the UK."

Dark Disco Playlist (19/3/2009)

Tonight Madam Cat could not host her Boudoir, so I was called in to filled her spot, hosting my Dark Disco. Here's what went on air...

  • Deine Lakaien - Slowly Comes My Night
  • Dead Can Dance - In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
  • Adoration - Same As It Ever Was
  • The Sisters Of Mercy - Black Planet
  • The Cold - Summernight
  • Bella Morte - Fall No More
  • 4TUNE8 - Victims Of Circumstances (Minerve Remix)
  • Paradise Lost - Nothing Sacred
  • Depeche Mode - Wrong
  • Mesh - Document
  • Magenta - Fallen Angel
  • Secession - Sneakyville
  • Project Pitchfork - Timekiller (And One Remix)
  • And One - Military Fashion Show (Club Hit)
  • VNV Nation - Nemesis (Divine Command Version)
  • Covenant - Call The Ships To Port
  • Apoptygma Berzerk - Eclipse
  • IAMX - Nightlife
  • A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV
  • Elegant Machinery - Feel The Silence
  • Client - Can You Feel?
  • Linkin Park - Lockjaw
  • The Cure - Burn
  • She Wants Revenge - Rachael
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cascade
  • For Against - Amen Yves
  • Anne Clark - LEaving
  • Foreign Affair - Ghosts Can't Run Away
  • The Chameleons - In Shreds
  • Clan Of Xymox - Back Door
  • Mecano - Untitled (Live at Rockwave Festival 2006)Dioram - Synthesize Me (Piano Version)
  • The Cure - The Figurehead
  • Joy Division - Twenty Four Hours
  • Tara King Th. - Cold
  • Versailles - Something I Can Never Have
  • Hooverphonic - Eden (Acoustic)
Thanks everyone for listening!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Placebo are back!

Placebo are finally back! The London-based alternative trio returns with a 6th album on June 8, 2009, through the PIAS Entertainment Group. Their follow-up to 2006's Meds is called Battle For The Sun and it's the first album featuring the new drummer Steve Forrest. It will be released on download, CD, limited edition CD + DVD, LP and a very limited special Deluxe Box Set. You can actually pre-order the Box Set now by clicking here and if you're among the first 500 your copy of the Box Set will be hand signed by the band.

Additionally, Placebo are going to hide 5 Golden Laminate passes inside 5 of the Box Sets - 1 per continent. The Golden Laminate will win you and a guest a VIP day with the band, including a gig within your country, 2 nights accommodation and you'll get to watch the band soundcheck, have dinner with Brian, Stef and Steve at the venue before finally watching the show from side stage! So cross your fingers and visit www.placeboworld.co.uk now!

Last but not least, the first single off the new album is available as a free download on the band's official site.



The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club

The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club is born from a fire party in a winter night, when Spaniards Hélène and H. Zombie, looking for the sense of their life, established the foundations of a club and music for dreamers. Their aim: tell the world stories where beautiful things are cruel, truths are lies and everything is turned upside down. Don't lose the path and follow the guide, only the aristocrats are going to tell you the truth, the one that you will be able to see if you believe in magic…

Their spiritual leaders - Ladytron, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Raveonettes, Joy Division - guided them by the obtuse way of music, mixing synthpop, new wave, post punk, garage… And the aristocrats locked themselves in their very own world to write the manifest of their club in the way of songs. Shortly after, their first EP saw the light on Zorch Factory Record music label, shortly followed by the Stories of Cruelty and Beauty EP. You can download both EP's for FREE here. Highly recommended for fans of Client and Sohodolls, too!


The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club - Another One (free download)
The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club - Fear (free download)


Formed in September 2008, Blume is an idea of Enrico Filisetti, Ivan Savino and Daniele de Fabritiis, who decided to join their strength and creativity in this brand new project. Blume is a synthpop band with an impressive Darkwave nuance as far as the sound is concerned, while its lyrics take their influences from far and wide: European Romanticism, decadent poets and philosophers can all be heard throughout its music.

The Italian trio captures the early 80's New Wave style and principles, to join what is the nowadays Alternative Electronic scene. Signed to prestigious American label A Different Drum, the band will release their debut album Rise From Grey in September 2009. A note to all of you Depeche Mode fans out there: watch these guys, they certainly have potential!


Liam And Me

Since 2004, Philly-based rock band Liam and Me has been working to create perfect pop songs. They’re the kind of musicians who love a great hook paired with a great arrangement, big hits with a sense of music history. So far they’ve toured the US with their catalogue of hot dance tracks and cruising anthems with an overwhelmingly positive response and major label attention.

Taking cues from synth rock pioneers, classic pop song writers, and contemporary indie rock, Liam and Me hit the studio this year with producers Wired All Wrong (Hellogoodbye, White Tie Affair, Beck) and mixer Mark Endert (Maroon 5, The Fray, Fiona Apple). Their eagerly awaited debut will hit the stores sometime in 2009, pleasing fans of Shiny Toy Guns, Your Vegas, Kill Hannah or The Sounds. Visit the band's MySpace to get a taste of their new single Say It Loud, available now on iTunes.


Indie Disco Playlist (17/3/2009)

Part 1
  • White Lies - From The Stars
  • Black Poets - Point Of Reason
  • She Wants Revenge - Suburbia
  • DIN[A]TOD - Patron Of The Young
  • The Trespass - Just Can't Save Myself
  • The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club - Fear
  • Julien-K - Kick The Bass
Part 2
  • Shiny Toy Guns - Rainy Monday
  • Liam And Me - I Thought You Knew
  • Your Vegas - It Makes My Heart Bleed
  • Duran Duran - Last Chance On The Stairway
  • A-ha - The Swing Of Things
  • Punk TV - Every Minute Is OK
  • Remodel - Cognoscenti
  • Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
Part 3
  • Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls (Cenzo Townshend Radio Mix)
  • Bloc Party - The Prayer (John B Remix)
  • The Egg - Walking Away 2009 (J Majik & Wickerman Vocal)
  • Sleepthief feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw - The Chauffeur (Seize Puts On The Breaks)
  • Ror-Shak feat. Chantel Claret - A Forest
  • Depeche Mode - Something To Do (Jungle Of Metal Mix)
Part 4
  • Minerve - Take Me Higher (Warp Acht Remix)
  • Fraction vs. The Chemical Brothers - Believe In The Living And The Dead
  • The Prodigy - Omen (Extended Mix)
  • Praga Khan feat. Jade 4U - Injected With A Poison (MNO Power Mix)
  • Muse - Starlight (Benjamin Bates Bootleg)
  • Red Blooded Women vs. Designer Drugs - Enjoy The Silence
  • The Cure - Bloodflowers
If you liked the show, visit my blog at www.djbynar.com for podcast downloads and more goodies.

Juliette's New Project

In 2004, Juliette Lewis the punk rocker emerged with a bang. Now she's being reborn as a musical force in the studio as well as onstage. After four years, two full-length albums and countless high-profile tours and festival gigs alongside acts like the Killers, Foo Fighters, Muse and Chris Cornell with her roaring rock road show the Licks, Lewis is ready to unveil her new project: Juliette and the New Romantiques.

With the Licks, Lewis put out the 2004 EP … Like a Bolt of Lightning, which was followed by the full-length You're Speaking My Language. By the time 2006's Four on the Floor was released, the Licks had mounted their international assault, touring the world and rocking fests like Iceland Airwaves and the U.K.'s prestigious V Festival and Leeds & Reading as well as Lallapalooza. And Juliette's time on the road is far from over: tour dates with the New Romantiques will be announced shortly after the release of their debut album: Terra Incognita.

Ting Tings for adidas

The Ting Tings played a free gig in Manchester for fans. The gig took place in an all-white space and all attendees were given white adidas Originals tracksuits to wear, before then being handed paint guns and pens to express their creativity while the band played on.

It seems they all had a lot of fun!!!

Gareth Pugh F/W 09 10

Gareth Pugh from Purple Magazine on Vimeo.

He presented his new collection on a huge video presentation.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bat for Lashes |new single|

Official Video for Bat For Lashes fantastic new single 'Daniel', taken from the forthcoming album 'Two Suns'

for more info about the album check here

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gentle Wave Playlist (15/03/09)

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Fanfarlo - I'm A Pilot
Bush - Letting The Cables Sleep
White Lies - Farewell To The Fairground
Elvis Perkins - Shampoo [Alternate Version]
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
Carla Bruni - Le Ciel Dans Une Chambre
She & Him - I Put A Spell On You

Erasure - A Little Respect
The Boy Least Likely To - Saddle Up
Sia - Lucky
VV Brown - Crying Blood
Lily Allen - Not Fair
Jens Lekman - A Postcard To Nina
The Bird And The Bee - You're A Cold
Katy Perry - Black And Gold

Little Boots - Time To Pretend
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away
Asobi Seksu - And Then He Kissed Me
St. Vincent - The Stranger
The Main Drag - Love During Wartime
MGMT - Kids (Pet Shop Boys Synthpop Mix)

Sam Sparro - Pocket (The Presets Radio Mix)
Kelly Osbourne - One Word
Kleerup - Until We Bleed (With Lykke Li)
Royksopp - The Girl And The Robot (feat. Robyn)
Fol Chen - Cable TV (Liars Remix)
Jorge Drexler - High & Dry
Balmorhea - Harm & Boon


A juicy two hours.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Degrees CD-R is out!

If you've been listening to my shows you should know Degrees by now. If not, shame on you :-P Anyway, the Swedes have just released their AMAZING full length CD-R, entitled "Wake Up Dreamy", and it can be yours for only 5 euros + contingent shipping charge! So, instead of having yet another pint, support these blokes by buying it. Satisfaction guaranteed! Ask for a copy at degreesmusic@gmail.com or send them a message on their MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/degreestranas. Here's the tracklist:

Wake Up Dreamy

01. Machines/Mirrors.
02. Baby Oh Baby.
03. The Sleep I Need.
04. Run To The Music.
05. Home.
06. France Maybe Spain.
07. To Come Back Alive.
08. Into The Action.
09. Gossip Girls.
10. Laura.

(note. it's not a CD, it's a CD-R)


Black Poets

With a passing visual resemblance to 1950/1960s British rockers meets modern day New York vintage throwaways, Black Poets brings with them the appeal of boys in leather jackets, playing soaring early 80's style new wave with guitars. And having cut the record almost entirely using 70's and 80's analogue technology to remain authentic has given Black Poets some personal originality. Their music interweaves the darkness of 80's post-punk and new wave with traditional early 1980's New York City dance music in places, Interpol/She Wants Revenge/Editors style vocals and conceptual monotone and soaring guitars.

Although there is no doubt the New York sound forms a massive influence on the band, so is it true of melodic alt outfits such as Sweden’s Logh and Kansas’ The Appleseed Cast but with an edge of the sparkle of 80's British acts like Kitchens of Distinction and The Smiths. The debut album "Innocents And Thieves" will be released in May and was produced and engineered by Pete Abbott (engineer Editors/Guillemots/Athlete/Spiritualized) and mastered by John Davis (White Lies/Bloc Party/Kaiser Chiefs).

The guys are also offering their two singles, Mistakes and Point Of Reason, as FREE downloads from their MySpace page. Give them a listen before they become the new hype!


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gentle Wave Playlist (08/03/09)

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Other Lives - Black Tables
Lily Allen - The Fear (Acoustic Live)
Pop Eye - Goodnight (Live)
The Starlight Mints - Seventeen Devils
The Sarcastic Dharma Society - Shit On My Heart
The Miserable Rich - Pisshead
Laura Barett - Bluebird

Fischerspooner - The Best Revenge
The Pigeon Detectives - Ready For The Floor
Here We Go Magic - Fangela
Bell X1 - How Your Heart Is Wired
Sliimy - Trust Me
Kate Nash - Fluorescent Adolescent
Klaxons - Golden Skans
Fol Chen - No Wedding Cake (Rafter Remix)

Britney Spears - Circus (Instrumental)
The Whip - Trash
Britney Spears Vs. The Whip - Trash Circus (Ruben X Trashmash)
Adele - Hometown Glory (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
bikini - I Remember Being Young
Phoenix - 1901
Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees - You Don't Miss Me
You Love Her Coz Shes Dead (Got Skinned) - Superheroes

Bell - Magic Tape
Chairlift - Make Your Mind Up
Bat For Lashes - Glass
Ladytron - Tomorrow (Great Northern Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Will Stratton - No Wonder
The Early Years - A Little More

music is a drug

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Saturday, March 7, 2009


DIN [A] is the phrase for "German Industrial Standard", a standard used for for example paper sizes and any other industrial product. Tod means, well, "death"... DIN [A] Tod explores the contrast between a System and that which cannot be measured at all - death. It also happens to be the name of a Berlin-based minimal electro band consisting of Sven Claussen and Claudia Fasold.

Strongly influenced by the cold wave from the Eighties, t
he duo released their refreshing debut The Sound Of Crash two years ago under critical acclaim and now they're back with their sophomore effort, Westwerk. The new album fuses the spirit of modernized post-punk with the amiable madness of the electroclash sound from Germany’s capital, resulting in a versatile No-Future-Pop music experience with a profound club appeal. The songs are further enhanced by the interplay of Sven’s dark, nihilistic vocals and Claudia’s fresh girlie-appeal.

Westwerk is synonymous with hit tunes that have been stripped down to their bare essentials, breathing the cold air of The Sisters Of Mercy and The Cure whilst featuring the minimalist groove of bands like Joy Division or New Order on a massive, electronic beat foundation. The ambitious mix of minimal electro sounds with meandering guitar and basslines is guaranteed to attract attention from fans of Depeche Mode and She Wants Revenge, too. So, visit those talented Germans on Myspace and prepare to get hooked...