Category: Music

Reach for the dead


The new Boards of Canada album Tomorrow’s Harvest is being transmitted live tomorrow at 9pm UK time . I cannot wait! Lets hope the site doesn’t crash (a la MBV… festival tickets and every other thing like this in the world..). The album is being released officially June 10th. I’ve waited patiently for this, they are my favourite electronic artists of all time. Maybe I will see them live sometime…..

Here is one of my favourite Boards of Canada songs, June 9th. It is also the date of my birthday so I think it was meant to be.

Magic Music Monday #8


1. Peace – Follow Baby
We listen to Radio 6 constantly at work (also Kerrang a lot, lets not remind ourselves of that though) and this song gets played a lot at the moment. I like it a lot though! It’s pretty sexy.

2. Buke and Gase – Hiccup 
OMG this song is too good! It’s from the new Buke and Gase record ‘General Dome’ (which is also incredible). Can’t wait to see them again in April. Saw them at ATP before Christmas and they were amazing live!

3. Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay
Listen to this song with lots of bass. It gets great when the heavy bits come in.

4. My Bloody Valentine – Only Tomorrow
I saw MBV for the third time last week at the Hammersmith Apollo, it was one of the best gigs ever! The sound wasn’t the best it could have been at times, and it wasn’t as loud as the last times I saw them, but in a way that was better! They played a good setlist with lots of classics, and 3 tracks off the new album. They played this one, which is one of my favourites. It was definitely the best part of the gig for me! 1.35 is where it gets insanely beautiful…

5. Nosaj Thing – Fog
Great track! Saw him last week too at Village Underground. Though much prefer ‘Drift’ to his new album to be honest.. He played a couple off it so that was good. He also dropped a sick Burial tune… and I fell asleep standing up… It was a work night…

Brighton & Damo Suzuki with added cats.

brightonI went to see Damo Suzuki at Green Door Store in Brighton this weekend. The gig was INCREDIBLE. One of the best shows I have been to in a while. The venue had old oil projectors which were creating incredible visuals on the walls of the venue which I have never seen before! I tried to find one on ebay but they seem to be very expensive and hard to get hold of.

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Damo Suzuki played with a band consisting of all the support bands, I have no idea if they had practiced beforehand but it was so so good! It was like a 1 and a half hour jam! At times I felt like I was witnessing Can live… There was a lot of good synth going on and lots of good drumming. The bassist was playing bass with a bow!
Later on after many beers I met Sami and Madina’s cats Gizmo and Connan and we listened to good records until 2am.

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Magic Music Monday #7


1. Royksopp – The Drug
My god I am obsessed with this song and as I just also discovered, the official video is fucking incredible!

2. Romare – The Blues (It Began in Africa)
This tune will wake you up in a morning and get you going..

3. Dälek – Bricks Crumble
I love Dalek’s dark combination of hip hop and shoe-gaze. I think they’re a pretty ONE OF A KIND BAND.

4. Add N To x – Adding N To X
In my head I always see Add N to X as a band who are robot cardboard box characters who jump around in a universe full of shapes made from primary colours.

5. Cibo Matto – Sugar Water
I definitely need a bit of sugar water today. And some glitter. And some birthday cake. And some brightly coloured plastic animals would be good.