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LISTEN UP! MOGWAI’s RAVE TAPES

Rave Tapes A recent conversation:

My friend: I always thought Mogwai were a rubbish indie band.

Me: No they’re not.

My friend: I know. I’ve been listening to them. They’re really good.

Me: Yes. Yes they are. They’re new album Rave Tapes is awesome.

Both: Nod heads with quiet satisfaction.

Stream it here, as a pointer ‘Replelish’s’ spoken word sampling and eerie melody are spine-tingling.

 

 

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Obsessive Habits…New Band of the Day

Right now I have really annoying obsession. I am literally fixated by the Guardian’s New Band of the Day feature. Fixated.

I’d heard of it before, but never really checked it out for some reason- WHAT an oversight. I stumbled across it properly before I reviewed Brooklyn ‘band of the moment’ Friends and noticed they had been featured a while ago – and they’re pretty good right? So I thought I’d take a look and see what else I might have missed. The thing is almost all of it is good. Really. I’m not lying. I even read the story of the chap who writes it all. He hasn’t had a holiday in forever.

I’ve only been through about thirty articles and there are over a thousand, but I feel like I might miss something really good if I don’t listen to everyone I haven’t heard of. Plus, of course, the new band each day. This could take a while…so in the meantime here are my current top picks

Blondes

Much of the best music comes out of Brooklyn, roll on in dance duo Blondes. There’s something about them I just LIKE.

Bluebell

She’s the daughter of late Monkee’s singer Davy Jones and I like her voice

Zeus

Hand me some alt-rock and funk it up a little, why thank you Canadian’s Zeus

Blood Diamonds

Found myself head bopping to this track, from Vancouver based artist Michael Diamonds