Monday, June 27, 2011

Stream: Lost From Atlas - Live Set

This is such a find I can't believe I've only just stumbled upon this live recording of a Lost From Atlas live set courtesy of Leeds-based Our Neck Of The Woods.


If you don't know Lost From Atlas, they're an instrumental (post-)rock band from Yorkshire whose penchant for ridiculous breaks, hard-earned musicianship and explosive live shows makes them a band you can't afford to miss, especially if you're a fan of ...And So I Watch You From Afar, Battles and 65daysofstatic. Their debut album was a slick, well-executed record that was both passionate and precise in its delivery.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Musical Mathematics: Review//Canals - Marionnettes

Here's a review I wrote of Canals - Marionnettes for Musical Mathematics:

Canals are a four-piece, Canterbury-based math pop band who claims influences from the likes of Maps and Atlases, Tall Ships and Colour. Their track Marionnettes owes much to the latter, with its jangly guitars, sing-along vocals, and complex timing complemented with a bouncy, poppy exterior.

Marionnettes is very rich in its construction. It starts immediately with a wave of...

Read the rest of the review on Musical Mathematics.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Free Download: Rainbow Danger Club - Where Maps End


After quite an eventful weekend, I'm thankful that today has been quite the quiet Sunday, and what better way to celebrate than listening to this name-your-price album from progressive art-rock outfit Rainbow Danger Club. Based in Shanghai (yes, THAT Shanghai), their album Where Maps End is an atmospherically dense piece of work, littered with leitmotifs and vast sounds that give their music an extra dose of heart. At times haunting, and at its best absolutely magnificent, Where Maps End is an absolute beauty of a record. It almost feels criminal that they're allowing this to be downloaded for free (even though you have the choice of paying as much or as little as you want).

The album can be downloaded HERE.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Music Video Time: Three Trapped Tigers - Noise Trade


It's a little surprising how long it took for Three Trapped Tigers to finally come out with a debut album, but Route One Or Die was definitely worth the long wait. It's the Three Trapped Tigers we've come to know and love from their three EPs, imaginatively titled EP1, EP2 and EP3, with songs even more creatively named as 1, 2, 3 and so forth. I was genuinely surprised they didn't call their album LP1, to be honest with you.

Naming conventions aside, Route One Or Die is a great album, and Noise Trade is corker of a track, and the music video for it is great. You can download another track from the album titled 'Cramm' for free HERE.

New Music Video Time: Stagecoach - Jonah Lomu


How do you make a music video about Rugby superstar turned school bully? Why, with an attempt at a Guinness world record involving pizza of course! Yeah, that link was lost on me too, but the video for Stagecoach's latest single is still pants-wettingly hilarious. Pizza-related violence, yum. Click below to watch it on NME.


Read my review of the single HERE.

The video is up exclusively on the NME website.

EDIT: The video is now up on youtube.

Review: Well Weapon Compilation Volume 2

Well Weapon Records, a Northern England-based independent label, houses some pretty sweet bands in their small roster, most notably Lost From Atlas and Zefs Chasing Cara. Knowing this, I went diving into their second compilation with high hopes.

Read the rest of the review and the link to the compilation HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

News: Musical Mathematics - Second Time Lucky Compilation

Leeds collective Musical Mathematics - I write for them - has announced the line-up for our second compilation, aptly titled Second Time Lucky.

Our compilation this time around will feature the likes of: Grown Ups, Stagecoach, Gallops, &U&I, Hymns, Enemies, Shapes, Tangled Hair, Sport, Rico Demitri, Pharaohs, The Clippers, and more to be announced. The compilation will be available to download for free and as limited edition CDs.

After a hugely successful first compilation which featured The James Cleaver Quintet, Talons, Olympians, Dad Rocks!, Mimas, Tall Ships, Noumenon, and many others, we hope you will enjoy this second one just as much.

Check out and download the first compilation HERE.

Signing out

Over and out