Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


Alesso Natalizia, who records as ‘Banjo or Freakout’, the sonic sultan who can effortlessly turn the avant and experimental sounds he works with in to life effecting pop songs. Embracing everything from woozy old folk to dubstep, most notably on his cover of Burial's 'Archangel'. He releases through "totally on it" labels like No Pain In Pop and Half Machine Records.

Jonathan Clancy, the Canadian Italian has been a sturdy feature of the music scene in his Bolognan home, and on both sides of the Atlantic with his musical projects such as 'A Classic Education', and now in his slimmed down to one ‘His Clancyness’ a guitar and sample, faded pop project, which sees him sample and cover blog favorites such as Nite Jewel and Wavves.

These two old Italian friends chat over the phone about how location has effected their musical paths. The outside influence of Anglo and American music and remember a time before the internet, a time where it was harder to be heard in the wider world, but where you were more likely to create musical bonds over a bowl of pasta. Let's eavesdrop on their phone call and discover a little bit more about them, how they operate and if Italians really do, do it better!

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Monday, 14 September 2009


1. Washed Up - Feel It All Around
2. Aphrodite’s Child - The Four Horsemen
3. The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
4. Atlas Sound - Springtime Instrumental
5. Family Portrait - Mega Secrets
6. Houn Pierre (De L’Orchestre Belier Andralex) - Mansou Djouwi
7. Lee Weather - I Saw Eternity The Other Night
8. The Bitters - WARRIOR
9. Papa M - Lovely Room
10. Rod Stewart - Young Turks

Download it at Get Me.


Yes! a dream team consortium came together to pick this amazing bill. Transparent are calling it "contender for line up of the year"

Facebook event here.

Tickets here.

Friday, 11 September 2009


This is the first in a series called New Breed, about the young labels and artists doing stuff, and getting excited, in the wonderfully unstable and unpredictable Music Industry.

We got our favorite purveyors of music from our own shores ‘No Pain In Pop‘ to converse with our favorite jam-out label in the US ‘Underwater Peoples‘ via the old interweb; the very same device that has been instrumental in building and sustaining both their respective projects.

Through their MP3 blogs and developed online communities NPIP and UWP have unleashed beautiful collections of music and live shows that have really walloped people world wide. Some of the music I have been most excited about in recent times have come from one of these two parties, weather it be informed recommendations or beautiful physical releases for bands including Telepathe, HEALT, Nite Jewel, Banjo or Freakout and Gentle Friendly, all through NPIP. Or Ducktails, Real Estate, Julian Lynch and Family Portrait all on Underwater Peoples Records.

The boys discuss having your heart in the right place for putting out music, future developments in internet music sharing, and turntable performance pieces. I’m not going to say that out of date music execs and major labels should take note of this, this is not a get out clause to save the industry as we know it, but it should maybe be a reminder that being excited about music and pushing it forward in a creative way should be the be all and end all… Fuck money!

Read full article here.