Monthly Archives: June 2010

Patch William, Station Sessions

As a follow up to the Patch William post from a couple of weeks ago, the video of the band’s Station Sessions performance is included above.  Station Sessions is a weekly event at London’s St. Pancras Station, in which commuters get to hear some of the city’s finest new talent performing acoustically every Thursday evening through the end of July. Anyone that has been there knows that is really quite a stunning station, and well deserving of a bit of evening musical accompaniment.

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Wild Nothing, Evertide EP

“What do you want to know? I’ll tell you anything.”

What a fantastic songwriter you are, Jack.  Virginia’s Jack Tatum, who records and performs under the moniker Wild Nothing, has risen to recent international indie fame with the recent release of his wonderfully ethereal debut LP Gemini. He follows long after with his new EP Evertide, which also the first release on new indie label – London’s Warmest Chord. Both are funneling delight into the coffers of shoegaze fans far and wide, and the genre’s enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about.  The music is all sorts of serene, dreamy, and loose and has made my usually starry-eyed self even a bit more abstracted than usual.  Wild Nothing spends the end of July and most of August gigging for fans in the UK with a quick trip to Germany, Austria and Denmark in between.

Wild Nothing – Your Rabbit Feet

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Drive Like I Do, acoustic vid

MCR Scenewipe sums it up well:  “Little is known about the origins of Drive Like I Do, other than they hail from the Manchester music scene, but we are told to expect big things in big places.”

Been following the band for a good long time now, and hoping for some kind of proper release in the near future. They’ve got a big management team on board, so I can only assume something is in the works.  Head to their Myspace to hear some demo tracks, and catch the video above to hear the band performing acoustically on the steps of Manchester’s Central Library.

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Kytes, free demo

Kytes is a great new post-punk outfit from Lichfield, England.  I’ve been enjoying delicate balance between angular and melodic, soft and sharp, etc.   The band just completed a 2-song demo, and are giving away both tracks for free on their Bandcamp page.   Looking forward to hearing more.  “God Dammit Leroy” is available to preview below.  Follow the link on the player to download the EP.

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Young British Artists

“With loaded ships all set to sail.”

The city that teems with talent – another phenomenal Manc band. Young British Artists – a three piece that, surprisingly, hasn’t yet ripped the Manchester scene wide open and left it flat on its face.  Soon.  With only two mini-releases via small local indie label Red Deer Club, the band is still flying under the radar.  The first four track EP Small Waves, which was released back in August 09, was follwed soon after by the April release of the Lived In Skin / Million Miles 7″.  Both discs are available on iTunes. I’m nuts about “Million Miles”, and I hope that YBA has a full length charted for the near future.  An additional track, “Small Waves”, is available by way of other Hype Machine affiliated sites if you find it to be one of those must-have-more type of things, and I don’t doubt you will…

Young British Artists – Million Miles

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Fairline covers Ryan Adams

Fairline covering Ryan Adams…is a beautiful thing.

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Kurran and the Wolfnotes; Your Four Limbs

I’m a  big Kurran and the Wolfnotes enthusiast, and I’m looking forward to seeing them play once again when I return to London in the fall.  The above video features a live rooftop performance of the band’s latest single “Your Four Limbs” and was shot by Ray-Ban.  Download an mp3 of Here To Fill You In” and watch the fantastic Garage Sessions video for the debut single “Whatabitch” from my previous posts.

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