Indie four-piece, I Dream In Colour are working on their debut album before playing a few UK shows to take us through to Christmas time. To whet your appetite, enjoy the Essex band’s most recent single after the jump. [Read more...]
You remember my Archive series? I was enjoying my little ride there, but unfortunately that had to be cancelled prematurely. Orders from the top you see, confidential stuff, all hush-hush. With that interlude over, let’s segue into this actual content: when you get Becoming Real and D/R/U/G/S on one track you know there’s going to be an upbeat ball of awesome:
For those of our readers the other side of the Atlantic, Pretty Lights is a reasonably well-known name on the electric music scene, a name inspired by a Pink Floyd concert poster that read “Come and watch the pretty lights!” A name able to command a festival crowd such as Coachella and Bonnaroo, and fill clubs. With his popularity soaring stateside he has turned his attention to the UK, and played CAMP. [Read more...]
The man’s a genius. For the second year in a row, DJ Earworm has created an awesome mashup of all the artists that performed at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball. This is an awesome tune to bang out at all your parties, take a listen and let your jaw hit the floor:
Hopefully that will satisfy your mashup appetite as well as getting you off your feet and forcing you to have some fun. Two more things; one is that the song is available to download for free from here, and secondly, you should definitely check out the video:
“Game changers…that will launch a hundred wannabees.” Clash Music and music experts and fans alike are all acutely aware of the musical change The Vaccines look set to bring about. The London-based indie Quartet have been making waves all across radio and Britpop as a whole and following their inclusion in the long list of Sound of 2011, we feature them.
The band debut single released last month has allowed them to sign up with Columbia Records. Off the back of two songs and a YouTube demo in September, this is quite remarkable. Lead singer Justin Young has enjoyed the only success of any of the group prior to this autumn, and that was moderate – playing alongside friends Noah and the Whale and Laura Marling. Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra) is one minute and twenty eight seconds and infections, visceral pop. Its so short and sweet that it cannot help bring a smile to your face. A great song, not too much else needs to be said because the song is finished before you get a chance.
The Vaccines are playing indie pop without abandon, revitalising a genre which is close to an all time low, much the same way The Drums did a year previous (who were in the top 5 in 2010). If you can judge a group from three songs then The Vaccines are set to make a significant impact in the New Year. Congratulations also to Jamie Woon, also made the list, and a favourite at Can You Hear This.