Standing in a sparsely populated hull of a ship is already an odd sensation. This is multiplied however when waiting to see a five-piece from Nottingham that operates under the name ‘Dog Is Dead’. Naturally with this kind of name one might expect a virile metal concoction to make your ears weep. Yet the noise that emerged was entirely different. I’d be lying if I said their sound wasn’t essentially poppy, with strong hooks and brazen melodies, but unlike much other cannon fodder around at the moment, they manage to dunk these tunes into a layer of simple synth and tasty harmonies you can sink your teeth into. Moreover, the versatility of this band meant they were able to produce a saxophone to delicately (and rather brashly at times) play alongside the riffs, giving them a slight edge in this indie dog-eat-dog world.
With such a rich and vibrant history that began in 1970’s New York…
To mark the launch of Full House and Simples Things 2012 at Lakota on 3 March, were are giving away 2 tickets. The lineup will include Hyetal, D/R/U/G/S, Om Unit and…
We first came across Typesun (not to be confused with Type Sun) after a sneak peek at the Futureboogie:10 Compilation…
Memotone is the first guest in our Stamp Mix series…
Win tickets to Futureboogie’s 10th Birthday in London (24 February) w/ Julio Bashmore and many more, PLUS win two copies of the Futureboogie:10 Compilation. Click to find out how to enter.
TEED put on one hell of a show to a sold-out and very sweaty crowd at Bristol’s Thekla. Read our review and check out our two favourite tracks.
Vacation, the new release from LA native Shlohmo is the epitome of all that is good about this young producer. Its three tracks melt together down tempo synths, well poised glitch, RnB snares, iconic syncopated guitars and warm, rumbling bass.
90s diva house on Shanti Celeste’s Peach Discs.
Coldwave on new Sydney label, Best Effort.
A singular sax note like Bill Withers on Lovely Day.
A dubbed out percussive remix on Phonica Records.
Central and DJ Sports on Glasgow label 12th Isle.
Spiritual jazz and broken rhythms on Tenderlonious’ debut album.
Leftfield oddities from the NTS radio host.
1967 psychedelic Florida folk, South London spoken soul and 1976 Gabonese spirituals.
A duo with a mission to make dance floors less serious and more sleazy.
A mix themed around ‘female voices’ from the Stroom boss.
Soothing sounds from across the globe, from Serbia and Japan to Sweden and back.
A percussive and dubby selection from the Lucky Cloud and Classic Album Sundays head.
Showcasing Bulgaria’s rich heritage and vibrant present from a DJ who counts Zip as a fan.
Funk, soul, rhythm n blues, biscuits and coffee make up this gorgeous mix and delightful city guide.
Audio-Visual artist and founder of Kuwait Rising curates a unique Kuwait city guide.