Thursday, January 27, 2011

Exclusive: My First Tooth Acoustic Session In The Lady Loo

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It's not often you get an acoustic session recorded in the comforts of the mysterious ladies bathroom. But hey, that was the best-lit, noise-free environment we could manage to find in such a short amount of time.

Anyway, the band featured today is My First Tooth, who plays a delightful mix of alt-folk and indie pop that's both highly danceable and deeply emotional. It's a bit like doing the Macarena after your favourite kitten just died. Or not.

Watch the videos after the JUMP

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Look!

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So, what do you think of the new look?

I think it looks great. There's still a few things that need to be sorted out, like the link tabs on the side, and I'm still looking for possible fonts to use. I would really, really appreciate it if you can give me some feedback on how it looks for you. Doesn't really matter if it's positive or negative, I just want to make it look the best for everyone.

Read more after the JUMP

Friday, January 21, 2011

Exclusive: Matt Emery Plays Ghost Dreaming And A Song With A Long Title

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Matt Emery has a different musical side to being the drummer of indie powerpop quintet Stagecoach with their quirkily fun, hilariously witty, contagiously enthusiastic tunes and live performances.

For those of you who haven't heard of Matt Emery's solo project, it's been described as 'hauntingly ethereal' and much like 'Sigur Ros scoring the piano.' Often breathtaking, always beautiful, Emery's voice interacts gracefully with the melancholic melodies of his piano. This is the soundtrack of the most vivid of your bittersweet memories.

Matt Emery has kindly agreed to perform exclusively for the blog on his acoustic guitar. Do enjoy.

Watch the videos after the JUMP

Friday, January 14, 2011

Free Downloads Of 2011

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Come 2011, come the first installment of the year of my erratically-scheduled Free Downloads list. All downloads here are available via the excellent Bandcamp (Myspace? What the heck is that?).

Free downloads after the JUMP

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Top 10 Of '10 For Everything Else

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After top-of-the-year lists for albums and EPs, now I've brought you more lists as we come into 2011 with new hopes and ambitious plans and try to forget our crushed dreams and unresolved resolutions of 2010.

See my top 10 lists after the JUMP