I wanted to mention a while back a few bands going at the moment who are well worth a listen, bands who have been around for a while who have recently released something or i have seen who i think might be worth getting into.
S.C.U.M played a show in Glasgow as part of the recent signals tour and we were treated to dinner in the upstairs of the venue which was a rare surprise. Over the pub noise and ramble i could hear this brilliant melody. I went up to see who it was and was given a c.d, it was by a band called Tame Impala. I went and sat in the tour van and listened to every minute of it over and over until we had to go on stage. The track that grabbed my attention was called Skeleton Tiger. Modern psychedelic rock at it's best. This band make a perfect summer sound that can't be matched for the moment, it's got it's roots in the sounds of the sixties but sounds completely modern and exciting. This band deserve massive fame and the E.P should of got to more people. There playing some exciting shows across the planet even the japanese summer sonic festival so hopefully there in for big things.
Check them out here http://www.myspace.com/tameimpala.
...Since the early 2000's 'Dubstep' has been one of the most exciting developments in electronic music. I remember at school a friend of mine was heavily into it and played me a lot of stuff that he was unearthing from record shops around London. I got into it when i heard skream in rough trade and I mean what really turned me onto the sound was how dark and heavily electronic a lot of the stuff my friend played me was. I've never heard burial and never really been mad into the stuff that crops up at parties from time to time but one lot of musicians released this track onto the net a good while ago, not sure if it actually got official release but it is one of the hardest darkest and most interesting sounds i've heard crop up. Koan Sound ...
...A few weeks back i was invited to see two guys play a gig in Stockwell. There names Aaron Dilloway and Nate young. I hadn't heard much about them and didn't really know what to expect. I looked them up with the time i had and couldn't find much on them.
When we got there we were just in time for Nate youngs set. Annoyingly short and not much to the performance but still a good build up for what was to come. I tried to film the show with my shitty dutch film camera which ran out of memory in 3 minutes so i'm gonna have to show you the footage of Aaron Dilloway playing in Detroit. You don't need me to tell you that this is some psychotic intense shit and needs to be seen. Whether you can hack it or whether you like it is a different thing. I love it and bought the casette. Enjoy noise junkies! He's making most of the noise through a contact mic he stuck in his mouth. I met him after the show, lovely man.
...On my way back from Rosies flat in Surbiton i was reading the London Lite music reviews and there were a band mentioned who were given quite a glowing review, Papercuts they were called. I bought the album without hearing it hoping for a spontaneous discovery and indeed it was. I played it round at a friends house after a few drinks and it was a really nice album. Some of it is a bit boring but there are some really great tracks.
1. Once We Walked In The Sunlight 5:09
2. Dictator's Lament 3:01
3. The Machine Will Tell Us So 5:45
4. A Peculiar Hallelujah 3:03
5. Jet Plane 5:00
6. Dead Love 4:17
7. Future Primative 4:25
8. You Can Have What You Want 2:51
9. The Void 4:49
10. The Wolf 2:55
...A friend of mine Chris Rotter made me a great C.d the other day, full of sonic surprises one of my favorites being this lot. Thee Oh Sees from San Francisco, i think they've been around for a while judging by the amount of stuff they have available to buy. He didn't give me a track listing so i don't know the name of the song he gave me but everything i've heard by them i really like.
Here's a link to there myspace see what you think