Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Acyde, Big Pink (DJ) + Joy Orbison this Sat

Quite possibly the best club 'flyer' I've ever seen. Rather good line up too: Acyde, The Big Pink (DJ set) and Joy Orbison this Saturday at Badlands club. Nice.

New(ish) band of the day – Lawrence Arabia

This guy called Lawrence Arabia who sounds like the Magnetic Fields has been floating around floating around my radar for a year or so, and he's just signed to Bella Union, with 'Chants Darling', his UK debut, out soon. He's from New Zealand and apparently, Feist is his "biggest fan." He's good, listen to the video below!

Drums of Death – Got Yr Thing video

Various Greco Roman refugees become the made-up skull of Drums of Death. B+ song, C video.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dummy Mag on Diesel radio 6-8pm tonight!

We've got The Golden Filter live and Stopmakingme in the mix. Plus Charlie and me playing Dummy's favourite records.

We are very excited. Tune in to Diesel radio 6-8pm. Or actually, listen all day. There's loads of good stuff on. Click the link below.

Listen live here.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

NEWSFLASH – Girls are awesome, tour, bring out new single

Really excellent band Girls with release their third single from their 'Album' album on the 19th November. It's called Laura, it's Turnstile, it's excellent and it is below. They ar ealso, I'm sure you're aware, on tour now, and it's really worth seeing them – me and Ruth popped down to see them at the Lexington on Monday, and it was really amazing. October tourdates below, and keep checking back for a feature on the Cali "cult" band and a piece on their label, Turnstile.

09 - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
10 - Liverpool, Korova
11 - Manchester, Night & Day
13 - Glasgow, Captain's Rest
14 - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
15 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 - Bristol, The Cooler
17 - Birmingham, Academy 3
19 - Brighton, The Albert
20 - London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
21 - Tunbridge Wells, Forum
23 - Cardiff, SWN Festival

Yours Truly Presents: Girls "Laura" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Joe Goddard LP and GrecoRoman box set announced

Awesome news – Joe Goddard is set to follow fellow Hot Chip member Alexis Taylor, with an solo album, Harvest Festival, out on the 2nd November. The PR describes it as "A largely instrumental, electronic album, it winds from woozy ambience to the polyrhythms of London's clubland and back again." It's the first full length on major crush label Greco Roman.

Also, there will be a CD boxset of all five singles by Buraka Som Sistema, Grovesnor, David E Sugar, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Drums of Death out in November. Grosvenor's Drive My Car is below. Expect loads of gush from us nearer release.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How Not To Run A Club

Video trailer for Peter Hook's new book on the Hacienda. Be interesting to see if the book throws any new light on the story.

Diesel U Music schedule announced

Actually awesome Dalston radio station's listing were released today. Highlights include Micachu's set at 4pm today, Ewan Pearson's Desert Island Disco at 6 tomorrow and OUR OWN SHOW on Monday.

Click the title for more info and full listings.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Places to dance this weekend

Apparently it's about this time on a Monday that most people start planning the weekend. At least I think I read that somewhere, possibly made it up. Either way, there are lots of fun places to shake it down (yeah) this weekend. Here are three of 'em.

Say Yes
Sat 26 Sept
Star of Bethnal Green, 8pm-2am
£5/free before 10pm
Residents showdown as Rory Phillips (DFA), Nadia Ksaiba (Dissident) and Thomas Whitehead kick-off a new monthly slot. Expect leftfield disco and boogie oddities a-go-go.

Boys Noize album launch @ Bugged Out
Sat 26 Sept
Fire, 10.30pm-6am
Advance tickets £15 from Ticket Web
Who got the Power? Techno innovator Boys Noize, that's who. Also playing: Smith’n’Hack, Housemeister, Riton and Stopmakingme.

Boy 8 Bit, Solo & Wild Geese @ Blogger's Delight
Sun 27 Sept
The Lock Tavern, 3-11pm
Not heard the awesome mix Boy 8 Bit did for us yet? Rectify then come down to this for roast dinner and records.

Video: Thom Yorke 'The Hollow Earth'

The video is directed by Raymond Salvatore Harman and features images of Banksy graffiti. The tracks ('The Hollow Earth' is part of a double A side with 'PulledApartByHorses) are available free from

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cold Cave – November London dates

Unbelievably excellent electro band are playing some dates in November, around the release of the unbelievably excellent (and surprisingly anthemic) LP 'Love Comes Close' on 2nd. There'll be fawning on the main site around that time. Excellent song below, myspace in the title.

November 3rd – White Heat
4th – Barfly
7th – Proud Galleries

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Video: Micachu & The Shapes 'Turn Me Well'

The video's nothing to shout about but the single's quite lovable in an awkward, Aphex kinda way. Out on 7" and digital download October 5th.

Then catch her/them on tour:

Wednesday 7th October – Nation of Shop keepers, Leeds
Thursday 8th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Friday 9th October – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
Saturday 10th October – Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Monday 12th October – Audio, Brighton
Tuesday 12th October – Arts Centre, Norwich
Wednesday 14th October – Fiddlers, Bristol
Thursday 15th October – Scala, London

One of the highlights of Bestival apparently. But the audience were on drugs and dressed as space-frogs so make of that what you will.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Golden Filter - new single coming soon on Dummy Records...

Set Your Sky+: Synth Britannia on BBC4

I don't know when this is on but with contributions from the likes of Philip Oakey, Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Bernard Sumner, and Gary Numan it looks well worth watching.

Video: Fever Ray 'Seven'

Another beautiful and strange single and video from possibly the album of the year. The video is directed by Johan Renck and the single is out Oct 5th. A double disc edition of the album is being released on October 12th including a DVD featuring all the Fever Ray videos so far plus some previously unseen footage.

Fever Ray play their last UK date of 2009 at The HMV Forum, London on Dec 5th. Buy tickets here.

Major Notes – Holy Ghost

In another world, our shit is wrapped tight enough to run a "track of the day", everyday, on this blog. In this alternate universe, the above song is our track of day, today, a superlative piece of minimal, vaguely apocalyptic funky. Reminds me of both Hamas Rule by Shakleton, and, strangely, the video to California Love.

[Link the link above, cheers Curb Crawlers]

Crookers Micro-Mix Part 2


1: Fake Blood – I think i like it
2: N.E.R.D. – Lapdance (Bingo Players Boot) + Crookers – Put Your Hands on me (Acapella)
3: Hardhead – Toothbrush Country (L-VIS 1990 808 Edit)
4: Skunk Anansie-Selling Jesus (Riva Starr RMX)
5: La Roux-I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
6: Crookers – Put your hands on me (Jesse Rose Mix)
7: Solo – Minimood
8: Steed lord – Try Me – (Nic Sarno Remake)
9: Fukk Off – More Than Friends (Congorock Remix)
10 : Godfhater Outro

Download here

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lovefingers mix

Still stuff to do in London, despite most of the capital sweltering in a field on the Isle of White. There's the welcome return of Club Motherfucker at Bardens, Tim Sweeney at Horsemeat tomorrow night and excellent blogger Lovefingers is DJing at East Village tonight. Download a mix above for awesomeness.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Bestival set time highlights

Bestival fever is rising so here are just a few of the bits we'll gonna spend Friday and Saturday running across fields for. (As well as practising the art of being in 3 places at once.) Yes, we could catch lots of them in London but there ain't nothing like good sounds in a sunshine-filled (please) field. There's loads more good stuff on Sunday (including The Big Pink, Michael Nyman, Delphic, Bastila and back to the rave with Altern 8) but we might be a bit slower by then.

Set times might change - best to grab a programme. See you there!

Friday 11th

Main Stage
Passion Pit - 3.15pm
Friendly Fires - 4.30pm
Florence & The Machine - 5.45pm

Big Top
Pivot - 8.30pm
Metronomy - 3.15am

Red Bull Music Academy Mission Transmission
Joker - 6.55pm
Lemonade - 7.55pm

Jim Beam & Cola Bar
Marina & The Diamonds - 2.30pm

Saturday 12th

Main Stage
Klaxons - 8.30pm
Kraftwerk - 10.30pm

Big Top
Micachu & The Shapes - 5pm
Major Lazer - 8pm
Boy 8 Bit - 9pm
Buraka Som Sistema - 10pm
Diplo (DJ) - 11pm
La Roux - 12.10am

Rizla Arena
Lindstrom (LIVE) - 12.30am

Bollywood Tent
Johnno (Sail On Sailor) - 1pm
Tayo - 2.30pm
Toddla T - 10.05pm
Erol Alkan - 12.20am

Afterburner Arena
Hudson Mohawke - 11pm

Jim Beam & Cola Bar
Blue Roses - 1.15pm

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

DURRR, Girlcore + Kill Em All

Mondays aren't the same without DURRR. Although Tuesdays are less headache-y, it must be said. But it's back this Friday, teaming up with Kill Em All and Girlcore for a night of fun fun fun.

"I can't wait for DURRR at Fabric on Friday," Chandra from Durrr told me, "because I love putting on bands who catch my ear like In Flagranti and Kindness. I got the first Kindness 7" last week and it sounds amazing, I can't wait to see them live!"

Friday 4 September
Fabric, 10pm - 6am

Popof, Aeroplane, Riton, Filthy Dukes, O.Children (LIVE), Stopmakingme

In Flagranti (LIVE), Kindness (LIVE), Rory Phillips, The Lovely Jonjo, Todd Hart

Cooly G, Isa GT, Naomi//, Bisoux Bisoux

More info here