Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jessica Cerro - Anyone But Me

What the hell were you doing when you were 17? Instead of being next to useless like me, 17 year-old Aussie Jessica Cerro is killing it with the barn-storming “Anyone But Me.”

Full of frenetic folksy twang perfect for the climax of a small town’s country dance in a movie montage, but infused with the frantic energy of a frazzled addict desperately in search of their next fix “Anything But Me” is kind of sort of a lot of amazing. Oh yea and that bit where she playfully makes a trumpet sound with her lips is pure awesome.

Stream it below or head to Triple J Unearthed where you can snag a free download.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best Summer Jams of 2012 (Summer So Hard, Winter Got Jealous)

Still craving the warm glow of the summer sun? Not ready for the onslaught of winter, heavy boots, and long underwear? Well, forget that it’s getting cold with this summer’s best jams (in no particular order).

Your welcome.

Cub Scouts – Do You Hear

Stillwater Giants – Give Into Me

Royal Concept – Gimme Twice

Work Drugs – License To Drive

Turtle Giants - We Were Kids

Sundress – California Dames

Yuno – Sunlight

Delta Spirit – California

Asta – Heart On Fire

Slowdance – Boyfriend

Monday, September 24, 2012

Burn Antares - Into The Night

*Swoon. Be still my beating heart.

It’s been a while since I’ve been absolutely knocked down by a track, but something about Burn Antares’ “Into the Night” just gets me.

I can’t pinpoint it exactly, but it’s somewhere between the psychedelic swirl of intertwining surf guitars, a heavy hitting bass line, haunting organs, and vocals that resemble a darker, sultrier, and more malicious version of Tennis that create the unmistakable haunting feel of a night drive through the desert in a freaky mash up of a David Lynch and Tarantino movie.  

More please!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Black Keys - My Mind Is A Ramblin'

Forget all the glitter and danceable platinum-hues of their most recent albums, once upon a time Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney made some of the best blues unheard of since the heyday of Sol Burke and Muddy Waters. Look no further than this mournful rendition of Junior Kimbrough's classic "My Mind Is Ramblin."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Drunk Mums – Rubbing Your Gums

The riot inducing Drunk Mums is back with “Rubbing Your Gums” another knockdown humdinger. Flushed with bourbon, southern twang, and a bit of jangling surf rock, their latest single is a relative slow-burner compared to some of their previous releases like “Eventual Ghost,” but when compared to pure octane, anything is relatively slow.

Watch the adventures of human bat with a plastic dildo for a face as he raucously stumbles through life intoxicated to the sounds of Drunk Mums, and if you like what you see/hear, the single is available on bandcamp now and be sure to grab their brand new album here (or stream it below).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Delta Riggs - Mary

Not sure how I missed this, but in case you’re like me, The Delta Riggs released “Mary” a few months ago.

On “Mary,” The Delta Riggs take their foot off the gas pedal and throttle it down from their usual foot-stomping, barn-burning blues rock for some simmering bluesy soul. Lead singer Elliot Hammond wails plaintively about woman troubles as a swollen chorus backs him in full gospel fashion while the guitar lines sting and sear their way through the lush layers of piano and percussion.

There's some serious blues going on here, so throw on those headphones and set aside the next couple of minutes to fully savor every beat. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Preatures – Pale Rider

Take a dark, smoky ride with the psychedelic “Pale Rider,” an epic story of, you guessed it, a pale rider.

Taken from The Preatures’ (the band formerly known as the Preachers) forthcoming EP Shaking Hands, “Pale Rider” is a nice change of pace from the rollicking good times of “Take A Card”

Isabella Manfredi takes a solo turn on vocals and has all the swagger, strut, and attitude of a much darker version of Debbie Harry – think southern goth Debbie Harry if she were in Blanche and not disco Debbie. Meanwhile, the intertwining guitar lines weave an intricate vision of a Tarantino western.

Have a gander at the beautifully mind-bending video for “Pale Rider” and be sure to also check out “Take A Card.”

Friday, September 14, 2012

Catcall - Satellites

Hit the snooze button on Fall with the infectiously sunny 80’s-tinted electro pop of Catcall.

Watch the video for “Satellite” below and dance, dance, dance.

Happy Friday.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Erika Spring – Happy at Your Gate

Nothing says dark new wave dance party like Erika Spring’s “Happy at Your Gate” with its breathy vocals, infectious beat, and glittering synth sex.

Taken from her debut EP Hidden, Spring of Au Revoir Simone, has dropped some seriously 80’s-tastic synth-filled wonders.

Have a listen below and be sure to grab the EP out on Cascine now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Asta – Escape/My Heart Is On Fire

The dark luscious vocals of Asta are back on the airwaves with “Escape,” her follow up single to the seriously catchy “My Heart Is On Fire.”

Aside from the monster hooks that will leave you gutted on the dancefloor, “Escape” features some serious disco-vibes and a bit of a Diana Ross “I Will Survive” slant to it. Like fellow Aussies, Empire Of The Sun, Asta’s brand of danceable electro-pop is built around a driving acoustic guitar rhythm.

Stream or download “Escape” below, along with the even catchier “My Heart Is On Fire.”

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dominique Pruitt – To Win Your Love

Fuhgetabout Donny and Marie Osmond, the charming Dominique Pruitt is both more country and more rock than they’ll ever be (not that they were ever really either).

Instead of being just another 50s-tinted pop jam filled with sugary sweet vocals and infectious double claps, “To Win Your Love” stands out with some serious southern twang and its sun-drenched vibe – think Patsy Cline meets Best Coast meets Chalk and Numbers.

Normally lyrics like “Every song I sing is to win your love/I’d do anything to win your love” would sound twee as all hell, but Pruitt somehow manages to pull it off – must be all that country earnestness that drips from her voice.

Have a gander at the gorgeously-shot video for “To Win Your Love,” which will be on her debut album, and be sure to keep an eye out for big, big, big things from Miss Pruitt.

More please!

Friday, September 7, 2012

18 Year Old Keith Richards Letter To His Aunt Patty. The Day Mick Met Keef.

Dear Pat,

So sorry not to have written before (I plead insane) in bluebottle voice. Exit right amid deafening applause.

I do hope you’re very well.

We have survived yet another glorious English Winter. I wonder which day Summer falls on this year?

Oh but my dear I have been soooo busy since Christmas beside working at school. You know I was keen on Chuck Berry and I thought I was the only fan for miles but one mornin’ on Dartford Stn. (that’s so I don’t have to write a long word like station) I was holding one of Chuck’s records when a guy I knew at primary school 7-11 yrs y’know came up to me. He’s got every record Chuck Berry ever made and all his mates have too, they are all rhythm and blues fans, real R&B I mean (not this Dinah Shore, Brook Benton crap) Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Chuck, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker all the Chicago bluesmen real lowdown stuff, marvelous. Bo Diddley he’s another great.

Anyways the guy on the station, he is called Mick Jagger and all the chicks and the boys meet every Saturday morning in the ‘Carousel’ some juke-joint well one morning in Jan I was walking past and decided to look him up. Everybody’s all over me I get invited to about 10 parties. Beside that Mick is the greatest R&B singer this side of the Atlantic and I don’t mean maybe. I play guitar (electric) Chuck style we got us a bass player and drummer and rhythm-guitar and we practice 2 or 3 nights a week. SWINGIN’.

Of course they’re all rolling in money and in massive detached houses, crazy, one’s even got a butler. I went round there with Mick (in the car of course Mick’s not mine of course) OH BOY ENGLISH IS IMPOSSIBLE.

“Can I get you anything, sir?”
“Vodka and lime, please”
“Certainly, sir”

I really felt like a lord, nearly asked for my coronet when I left.

Everything here is just fine.

I just can’t lay off Chuck Berry though, I recently got an LP of his straight from Chess Records Chicago cost me less than an English record.

Of course we’ve still got the old Lags here y’know Cliff Richard, Adam Faith and 2 new shockers Shane Fenton and Jora Leyton SUCH CRAP YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD. Except for that greaseball Sinatra ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Still I don’t get bored anymore. This Saturday I am going to an all night party.

“I looked at my watch
It was four-o-five
Man I didn’t know
If I was dead or alive”
Quote Chuck Berry
Reeling and a Rocking

12 galls of Beer Barrel of Cyder, 3 bottle Whiskey Wine. Her ma and pa gone away for the weekend I’ll twist myself till I drop (I’m glad to say).

The Saturday after Mick and I are taking 2 girls over to our favourite Rhythm & Blues club over in Ealing, Middlesex.

They got a guy on electric harmonica Cyril Davies fabulous always half drunk unshaven plays like a mad man, marvelous.

Well then I can’t think of anything else to bore you with, so I’ll sign off goodnight viewers


Keith xxxxx
Who else would write such bloody crap

Thursday, September 6, 2012

SURES - Stars

Cling to the fading glory of summer with “Stars” from Austrialia’s SURES.

Their infectious brand of sugary sweet dreamy 60s-tinged guitar pop is sure to leave an ever widening smile on your face and an unshakeable desire to dash towards the beach.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Turtle Giant – We Were Kids

Have a look at the gorgeously shot video for Turtle Giant’s dangerously infectious ode to youth “We Were Kids.”

Every bit as exuberant as sepia-tinted memories of youth should be, do yourself a favor and have a listen below, it will probably be the best 4:38 you can spend today.

Your welcome.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Heartbreaks – Polly/Come Home Katie

Have you heard the new Heartbreaks single “Polly?” Well, it’s pretty frickin good.

As catchy as Echo and The Bunnymen and The Church at their best, The Heartbreaks have made a real New Wave banger with their latest single.

Have a gander at the video for “Polly” below, and while you’re at it, check out the killer Johnny Marr-esque lines of “Come Home Katie,” one of the B-sides on Polly, which officially drops today via Recordstore.