Monday, May 10, 2010

Attention all BANDS: Do you want 50k to make a music video?

In a first for South Africa, MK, DStv's leading rock and pop music channel, is commissioning 10 high quality music videos of South African artists valued at R50k each.

Dubbed the MK Music Video Project (MK MVP), MK is inviting production companies to approach any band they believe complements MK's progressive channel strategy and to pitch on their behalf. Similarly bands and record companies who would like to put their songs and ideas forward, should approach a South African production company to do so.

Says Victor Edward Eckard, Head of Content for MK: "The South African music and production industry offers a wealth of exceptional talent. Through MK MVP we hope to further stimulate this market and bring that talent to the fore, allowing our artists and production houses to show their true colours and in so doing offer our viewers compelling content."

The following should be taken into account when pitching for MK MVP 2010:

· MK MVP pitches are only open to South African production companies.

· The music videos need to meet the R50,000 budget and need to be of a high production value. In essence the videos need to raise the standard of music videos in South Africa.

· Bands who would like to pitch their tracks must do so through a recognized music video production company who, in turn, must follow the correct format.

· Only three music video pitches are allowed per production company.

The following information must be included in the pitch:

1. The MK MVP cover page. Go to for more info.

2. Company background and experience.

3. Show reel of previous work completed.

4. Crew list with crew experience (include CVs).

5. Music video treatment and creative with graphical and video references.

6. Complete budget breakdown of proposed music video production.

7. Artist biography, photo and press pack.

8. An MP3 version of the selected song (complete with the composer and record company / rights holder details).

Pitches will be selected based on the following criteria:

· The production company and crew experience as well as examples of previous work.

· Treatment and creative of the music video.

· Budget and production value.

· Artist / band profile and song choice (the songs will be chosen by an MK panel).

· How the music video concept complements the MK brand; how it speaks to the MK target market; and how well it fits within the Channel's look and feel.

Additional info:

· The decision for the music video commissions will rest with MK only and the decision will be final.

· The deadline for all pitches is 31 May 2010 and communication regarding the chosen ten will be received by the end of June 2010.

· The production companies chosen to create the videos must deliver the final product by 30 July 2010.

All pitches must be sent via email to

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Desmond winners and a HUGE show

So, last week I had two pairs of tickets to give away to Desmond's MONSTER show at Assembly. The two winners each got a pair.

My first winner sent me this pic:
His email subject line read, 'I'm using my sexuality to win tickets. i even photoshopped out my tat.' - Pity he didn't photoshop out his fat.

The second winner sent this pic through.
It's a mixture of the winners' names on something that looks like playdoe, I think (and of course a play on the name Desmond & The Tutus).

Anyway, Desmond & The Tutus played one of the best Cape Town shows ever. Better the second time around rings true in more ways that one for The Tutus. The last time they played at the Assembly it wasn't amazing - the sound was poor and the crowd were not feeling them. Monday's show was also their second show of the long weekend. They played on Friday night at a charity event at the Albert Hall. The sound was very poor which was a real pity, considering the quality of the rig they hired for the event.

But Monday night was crazy. Without the online portal to purchase tickets, people queued. It's been a while since I've seen queues outside the Assembly. Anyway, the bands started early! Desmond, the headliners for the night weren't expected on before about midnight, but took the stage at 22h45. They played an energy filled (and energy sapping for that matter) sets I've had the good pleasure of witnessing. Their was even something of a tame mosh-pit in motion and loads of crowd surfing. (The next trick will be to convince Shane to take the dive.) More than that, other than their new track, everyone sang along to every song.

On the cards for the Tutus going forward are two more trips overseas - France in June and Japan in September/October (TBC). Stay tuned for more.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Summer Obsession

Is Punk Rock cool again? I got an email asking me punt a band that sounds similar to Blink and Sum41. I never enjoyed those bands.

The Summer Obsession have just produced their 12 millionth release, just in time for our winter.

If you like, download the album from MediaFire.
They also have a VERY useless website (everything is coming soon...).

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Desmond & The Tutus: Win Tickets

Last time I had held a competition for tickets to Desmond & The Tutus I got a couple of interesting motivations (the above pictures). Someone even sent in a song written as a motivation. I was impressed.

For Monday's show at Assembly, I have two pairs of tickets (four). Would you like a pair? Send me an email with your motivation. richardcoleking[at] Make it good. Competition closes on Friday. Winners will be contacted over the weekend (via email).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Desmond & The Tutus head back to Cape Town

This coming weekend is a long weekend for most. Schools have Monday off while most businesses will grant their minions leave for Monday. This makes next week a three day week.

What's more (and more importantly) Desmond & The Tutus will be in town this time next week to play a huge show on Monday night at The Assembly to welcome in Tuesday, Freedom Day.

They will be playing alongside some winners.
- DESMOND & THE TUTUS (headlining)

More info

Crystal Castles

As you may have read on we-are-awesome, Crystal Castles are releasing another self titled album in June. (The album is set for worldwide release on June 8.)

1. Fainting Spells
2. Celestica
3. Doe Deer
4. Baptism
5. Year of Silence
6. Empathy
7. Suffocation
8. Violent Dreams
9. Vietnam
10. Birds
11. Pap Smear
12. Not in Love
13. Intimate
14. I Am Made of Chalk

Sample one of the new tracks from the forthcoming album:

Celestica :: Crystal Castles | MediaFire

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Night with Aoki Part #2

On my way to the much anticipated Assembly show I thought back on the discussion we had with Steve Aoki only hours before. The man plays between 250 and 300 shows a year and he runs a record label and he sources new acts and and and. I knew I was in for a treat.

As I climbed the Assembly stairs with my friends the hype that had so long been building was realised. I was concerned though. The Skene brothers were busting out some huge tunes, to the point that I thought that the evening might be climaxing too soon. But I was wrong, and not for the first time.

Aoki took the stage after midnight with expectations brewing beyond some fans control. A particular young lady (I am sure she was just one of many) had far too much to drink and it wouldn’t be farfetched to suggest that she remembered very little of the evening’s proceedings.

Aoki’s fan interactions were second to none. He was crowd surfing within five or 10 minutes starting his show. WARP (Aoki’s Bloody Beetroots remix) was his second track and proved a crowd favourite to the point that he closed the show with it as well. At the beginning of the show the die-hard fans and electro junkies filled the immediate area in front of the stage. There was a healthy mix of girls and boys in the early periods. But soon it became too much. The rotation policy became standard for most. You would enter the fray, get sprayed with champagne by Aoki and get wet-through from a mixture of yours and others sweat, and dance (like that was even optional with everyone rubbing up on you). Personal space doesn’t exist, but no one complains.Then you would get out, rest, recuperate, get a drink and head back in for some more fun. If you were lucky Aoki would even crowd surf while you were in there. These gatherings weren’t violent mind you (as so often they can be). It was just that err’body wanted to be at the front, to touch him (on his studio), to get a better vantage point or get spotted by Mark ‘The Cobrasnake’ Hunter. Louder than the music was the ongoing chant, "Steve!...Aoki! Steve!...Aoki! Steve!...Aoki! Steve!...Aoki!" Such a jol.

Assembly did really well hosting this year’s biggest event. I remember Bloody Beetroots last year was great, but you could see that the hosts learned a lot from that time. The stage was bigger and the fencing around the stage was more secure (not moving every time a forward surge was made by crazy wet fans).

Big up ya’ll. Next up: JUSTICE (please).

Florence and the Machine :: Swimming

There is so much music in cyberspace and so much of it is abysmal or indifferent that I become cynical towards bands before giving them an ear. Florence and the Machine is one of these. I got the track 'Swimming' and started listening to it only this morning and I have to 'share the love'. I am thinking, British-more-upbeat-Lykke-Li OR British-Shakira-sounding-vocals-but-less-pop-more-orchestra-instruments. Yes? No?

They even won 'Best British Album of 2010' at the BRIT Awards.

Florence and the Machine :: Swimming | MediaFire


Civil Twilight on Radio 92.9

You may have heard Civil Twilight on 5fm in recent weeks. They are from Hout Bay, Cape Town. They have been playing a number of great gigs and on some television and radio shows around the States. This one is their single, Letters from the Sky, the single off their self titled album.

Teardrop, Massive Attack's track has long been a big part of Civil Twilight's set list (longer than Jose Gonzalez has been playing it). I think you'll agree, they perform it phenomenally.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Night with Aoki Part #1

With the dust finally settled after one of the biggest weekends in Cape Town, a look back at the Aoki experience is a must.

On Friday night, just hours before the show, a few guests got the privilege to meet Aoki at the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town. I was one of these. After a long day of cage diving in Gaansbaai, Aoki treated some of our city’s top DJs and producers to some of his pearls of wisdom. The LA based DJ owns a record label called Dim Mak. One of Dim Mak’s prize acquisitions was The Bloody Beetroots in 2007. The biggest track out at the moment is WARP! well known for its line, ‘1, 2 WHOOP! WHOOP!’ before smashing people’s inhibitions with some of the biggest electro sounds around.

Aoki was also so complimentary of our ‘Fairest Cape’ and even said that he was interested in canning the interview and heading through to one of the townships with all in attendance. Everyone laughed nervously. Was he being serious? He was. However, the interview went on. The next day he hiked up Lions Head with Blaise Janichon & Pierre Coetzee and continued to sing Cape Town’s praises.

Not only did he love the Mother City, but he loved one of our most famous exports, Die Antwoord. He didn’t attempt to say their name, but he raved about them, sad only at missing the opportunity to sign them to his label. He spoke particularly well of DJ Hi-Tek (and his PC Komputerr), expressing a desperate need to meet them and even announced that he had already been in contact with Interscope Records (Die Antwoord’s new label) in the hope of doing a single with the controversial South Africans.

He even shared a few stories of his previous musical endeavours. As a kid he started out in a hardcore punk band. Admitting that his singing voice is less than desirable, he tended to opt for screaming when handed the microphone. He learned to play all regular band instruments filling in wherever he had to.

When asked about what he was expecting from the show at Assembly later that evening, he admitted, “I honestly have no idea what to expect”, acknowledging that he was not concerned if it was a small show – he was just so excited to be in SA. It wasn’t a small show, not by Cape Town’s standards. Almost 1000 people packed out Assembly paying top dollar for a top show. But more on that later...

The ‘formal’ interview ended and he hung around the studios to chat to anyone who still had questions or wanted to shake his hand. One thing that all who were there will declare is, he is a down-to-earth character. No questions were beneath him, and no people below his interest. He even liked the idea of visiting Gugulethu’s famous Mzoli’s.

A few short hours later and it was off to the show.

A Night with Aoki Part #2

The Toxic Avenger :: Escape (Bloody Beetroots Deathcrew77 Remix) (Live @ Stereo Bielefeld)

A very different Bloody Beetroots. Now only if we could get the crowd to be quiet...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Midnight Juggernauts :: Vital Signs (new music video)

Midnight Juggernauts new video is rather interesting, with slow edited twisting and jiving of the video's players.

Vital Signs - Midnight Juggernauts
from the forthcoming album 'The Crystal Axis' out May 28th

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Steve Aoki - This Friday!!

Steve Aoki is in town this Friday, Easter Friday, Passover Friday, Friday 2 April 2010. If you were unaware of this, you've been living under a rock.

Get your tickets online They are only R120, a steal if you ask me. Aoki keeps company with electro giants Justice and of course Italian boys, Bloody Beetroots among others.

More from Steve Aoki

MGMT :: Flash Delirium (Music Video)

Flash Delirium (the music video) is up on MGMT's site for your viewing pleasure. Click along here to view it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

MGMT :: Flash Delirium

MGMT just released a track from their forthcoming album, Congratulations, as a free download. It takes a few listens to get into (admittedly) but has the potential to be winner. Their album cover (above) is quite nifty too.

Click here to get your hands on Flash Delirium from the MGMT website.

Congratulations is out on 13 April 2010 with the following track titles:
01 It’s Working
02 Song for Dan Treacy
03 Someone’s Missing
04 Flash Delirium
05 I Found a Whistle
06 Siberian Breaks
07 Brian Eno
08 Lady Dada’s Nightmare
09 Congratulations

Monday, March 8, 2010

OK Go :: This Too Shall Pass (Passion Pit Remix and alternate music video)

Last week I posted the greatest video of 2010 so far, OK Go's This Too Shall Pass. I read somewhere that the Passion Pit remix of the track is pretty wow. I did some searching and found it. It is quite something.

This Too Shall Pass (Passion Pit Remix) :: OK Go | Mediafire

Have you seen the other video for This Too Shall Pass?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ok Go :: This Too Shall Pass (music video)

I realise that every major music blog the world over has or is in the process of posting Ok Go's latest video. And why not? Their videos are amazing. This one might even take the cake as their best yet. This track is off the new album, 'Of the Blue Colour of the Sky'.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Foals :: Spanish Sarah (music video & mp3)

Foal's first album, Antidotes is great, most notably, the track, Cassius. The forthcoming album, Total Life Forever, has to do much to live up the success of Antidotes. The first single is completely different to the Foals I am accustomed to, sporting more of a Sigur Rós sound with hints of the indiepoprock we are used to. The album is scheduled for release in May.

Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix) :: Foals | MediaFire

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lykke Li and Bon Iver :: Dance Dance Dance (music video and live mp3)

Lykke Li is a Swedish gem that is making a name for herself as a great folk artist with a little sexy European accent. Before now she half covered the Kings of Leon track, Knocked up which was a very special track and covered the famous, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? accompanied by delicate piano notes.
Bon Iver and Lykke Li performed Dance Dance Dance together in LA. I think you may enjoy this:

Dance Dance Dance :: Lykke Li and Bon Iver | MediaFire

Monday, February 22, 2010

Vampire Weekend :: Giving Up The Gun (music video)

This new video features famous people. Camp Rocker, Joe Jonas and Broke-Back Jake Gyllenhaal are tennis players. They are truly awful. (via Lines of Oration)

The Bloody Beetroots :: III to Destroy

My bizarre affections for The Bloody Beetroots is no secret. It might have something to do with a special night we one spent together at The Assembly in Cape Town in March 2009. It might not. I don't know. But this track is bitching! The first thing that goes through ones mind as this track is played, 'They've changed their genre!' But it evolves rather quickly into the more familiar HEAVY ELECTRO that they are famously synonymous with.

The Bloody Beetroots :: III to Destroy | MediaFire

Band of Horses :: The Funeral

I appreciate that I am very late on the Band of Horses fan-wagon, but they are phenomenal! The Funeral has to be among my favourite tracks at the moment and it's been around since 2006. They are in the process of putting together Night Rainbows, their third studio album.

The Funeral :: Band of Horses | MediaFire

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hot Chip :: Touch Too Much

Made in the Dark is still one of my favourite albums by Hot Chip. That said, I haven't listened to it in a while. Touch Too Much never really stood out as an AMAZING track. It still doesn't. But I stumbled across this remix. In parts it has been reworked to sound like a grungy electro track and in others it is more kwaito in flavour. I like it.

Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix) :: Hot Chip | MediaFire

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Death Cab for Cutie :: Earth Angel (Cover)

I generally shun away from all things Death Cab. But I thought I'd give this track a chance. I often find bands twist my arm with covers. This was no different.

Death Cab for Cutie :: Earth Angel (cover) | zSHARE

Calvin Harris :: Stars Come Out

Calvin Harris, a Scott by birth, reckons he created disco, and he released his second album, Ready for the Weekend in August last year. But he's not as well known for his own albums as he is for some of artists he's worked with and remixed. Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Cut Copy are just a few.

This track though is off Ready for the Weekend.

Calvin Harris :: Stars Come Out | MediaFire (link removed on request)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Johnny Foreigner (UK) - Television advertisement

Man, this is going to be such a wicked show! Check out the television advert.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Johnny Foreigner (UK) - Your Winners!

Ok, so after finding some random machine and churns names and spews them out again in a random order, I have found my winners. They both won themselves double tickets. All they did to win was email me the following:

Alice Gnodde:
Where you first heard about Johnny Foreigner: Friends - before the tour was organised
Where you want to go (Assembly/Libertas): Ass!

Lala Quail:
Where I first heard about Johnny Foreigner: i was first introduced to them by a very colourful, friendly flyer.
Where I want to go: Assembly, please.

Well done ladies.

I didn't pick you? Don't despair, you can still get tickets here.

More from Johnny Foreigner.

The Police :: Roxanne (Discotech Remix)

Man. This remix made me realise how much I miss a band that's not even from my era. But I think when I get home I am going find an old Police cassette tape and play sides A and B! Daring I know.

The Police :: Roxanne (Discotech Remix)

FIFA interested in SA's talent

No, not we-are-awesome street fashion type talent. They did a post about Taxi Violence and D7. I don't know the latter as a band, but I saw my one friend in the pic. Check it here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kasabian reveal new England Away kit

During their encore at the Paris Olympia theatre, 2500 French fans got more than they bargained for as Kasabian belted out Fire while frontman Tom Meighan showed off the new jersey. England will where it in March when they play Egypt at Wembley.

Tom commented on Sunderland's website: "It's brilliant to be the first band ever to launch an England shirt and where better to launch this particular kit than away from home? When Umbro approached us to represent England away we jumped at the chance as we are all football fans and loved the idea of revealing the England away shirt when playing in the country of one of our great footballing rivals."

Vampire Weekend :: Ruby Soho (Rancid Cover)

I like Vampire Weekend. I don't know that I've heard anything they've done that I haven't loved or at least, liked. They recently did a live cover of the punk band Rancid's track, Ruby Soho from their '95 album, ...And Out Come The Wolves.

Vampire Weekend :: Ruby Soho (Rancid Cover) | zSHARE

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

La Roux :: Tigerlily (B. Rich Remix)

Just when I was starting to convince myself that the whole 'lets remix La Roux to shizz' that dominated 2k9 was over, this happens: I find a track I haven't heard remixed previously.

La Roux :: Tigerlily (B. Rich Remix) | zSHARE (link removed on request)

Search Smack Talk for more on La Roux.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Leslie Feist

Have you heard Feist's cover of her own band's track Lover's Spit? The Canadian act, Broken Social Scene recorded the track back in 2002 for their album, You Forgot It In People.

In 2007, Feist covered it for her own gains.

Lover's Spit :: Feist | zSHARE

Johnny Foreigner (UK) free tickets

Of late, there has been a huge amount of online publicity and funky ghosts on street posts. All for Johnny Foreigner and their phenomenal South African entourage. For the lineup for the different venues, click here. They also have an EP for free download and an interesting teaser. Click here for that.

This weekend they hit Cape Town. Now the very nice people from Griet have given me two double tickets to the shows. It could be a pair for each, or both pairs for one. You tell me where you want to go, and between myself and Griet, we will organise.

Information to be mailed to richardcoleking[at]gmail[dot]com:

Where you first heard about Johnny Foreigner:
Where you want to go (Assembly/Libertas):

The relevant dates are: 13 February @ The Assembly || 17 February @ Klein Libertas

Enter soon to avoid disappointment.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Yeasayer :: O.N.E.

So after yesterday, you will remember that Yeasayer are releasing their second album, Odd Blood, next week. Here's another track from that forthcoming disc.

O.N.E. :: Yeasayer | zSHARE (link removed on request)

More Yeasayer

Moullinex mixes Cut Copy & Sebastien Tellier

Moullinex was given remix requests from the well-known artists, Tellier and CC (among others) and did some work to make them grand(er). Portuguese Munich based Luis Clara Gomes has been signed to Gomma Records since 2009 and is in the process of recording a full length album.

Kilometer (Moullinex Remix) :: Sebastien Tellier | zSHARE
Lights And Music (Moullinex Remix) :: Cut Copy | zSHARE

Thursday, February 4, 2010


The new Yeasayer album is out on 9 February 2010. This is an exciting treat for all music lovers. It's called Odd Blood, and was leaked on 10 December 2009. The band responded saying, "Presents are always spoiled for those who open them before they are supposed to."

Madder Red is one GREAT track off the forthcoming album. Go out and buy it. It's already got raving reviews.

Madder Red :: Yeasayer | zSHARE (link removed on request)


1. The Children
2. Ambling Alp
3. Madder Red
4. I Remember
5. O.N.E.
6. Love Me Girl
7. Rome
8. Strange Reunions
9. Mondegreen

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tigerstrike :: Xanax

Jonathan Muir from Tigerstrike just mailed me with a new exciting track. It's got a little nu-rave slash The Ghost Frequency sound to it, with the accompaniment of a rich sounding string quartet. I am pretty sure it's been put together on his mac, but it still sounds great. [On this point I was wrong as the below comment cements.] The track is called Xanax - a drug having something to do with relieving anxiety. Enjoy.

Xanax :: Tigerstrike | Mediafire

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Band of the Year: Kings of Leon disclose the failure of 2009.

So after a year of living it large with world fame and millions of fans, Kings Of Leon highlighted some regrets in an interview with SPIN.

Only by the Night is certified platinum in the U.S. Kings of Leon spend the summer playing The Today Show and headlining U.K. and American festivals (like Austin City Limits) alongside their heroes Radiohead and Pearl Jam.

NATHAN: If a band got to do just one of those things, it would pretty much be the highlight of their year. The Today Show was awesome 'cause they said I was the first person ever to drink a beer on the air at 6:15 a.m. And Lollapalooza and ACL were phenomenal because that was kind of our American homecoming. The night before ACL was the drunkest I got all year—thanks to one Edward Vedder.
CALEB: Ed actually called it immediately. He was one of the first people to hear Only by the Night, and he said, "You're about to ride a big wave." I don't even think he liked the record. But he knew immediately that we were about to go through something big.
JARED FOLLOWILL: When our manager told us we had sold a million records, I was blown away. But it's also kind of bittersweet. Once you go platinum, you're automatically considered not cool.
CALEB: We definitely got bigger than we wanted to be. You feel like you've done something wrong. That woman in mom jeans who'd never let me date her daughter? She likes my music. That's fuckin' not cool. You almost start doing damage control: When people ask you to do stuff, you're like, "No, because I can already tell this record is going to get to a level where people will fuckin' hate us."
NATHAN: When we started this band, our goal was to sell 10,000 records and put on one concert a year for 10,000 people. We did that 179 times on this tour.
CALEB: We used to play small clubs, go out to dive bars, drink with fans—it was a beautiful thing. Now you're backstage at a big arena with Walmart lighting, and they're not letting anyone in. Our real fans, the ones who've been there for the last five years, are in the front row pissed off. They'll turn their backs on us during "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody," put their middle fingers up. I get it. We're definitely sellouts. But when you have success like we've had, you kind of have to feed the masses. As corny as it sounds.
NATHAN: For every fan we lost by quote "selling out," we've probably gained five.
JARED: The first year I was in the band, I made $500. Now you start to feel like an asshole sometimes. You're on the plane, like, "Dude, it's been 30 minutes—where's my sushi?"

Read the full interview here.

Whitest Boy Alive - Erlend Øye

What do the bands, Kings of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive and Röyksopp have in common? Erlend Øye. The Norwegian is involved with all three. His latest side project (lets be honest, being involved with three successful acts makes them all side projects or none of them), is the Whitest Boy Alive is great. The Berlin based band released Rules in 2009, their second album which is played completely by the band ie, there is no programming or sequencing. That is cause for celebration. Not many acts take that option these days.

Burning :: Whitest Boy Alive | zSHARE

1517 :: Whitest Boy Alive | zSHARE

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ladyhawke :: Magic (The Swiss Remix)

Ladyhawke, from New Zealand/Aussieland was one of my most exciting discoveries of 2009. She is constant, predictable (making it easy on the ears) and unique. Listen to her and you'll know what I mean. I reckon that's why she's been such a success since hitting the scene. Myspace.

Also click here for the Magic video released by Island records in October.

Magic (The Swiss Remix) :: Ladyhawke | zSHARE

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dear Reader @Mercury this weekend!

It's been a long time since I've had good reason to go to Mercury. Now there's a reason. This weekend's highlight is Dear Reader! The lovely Cherylin Macneil is home to play for us. Be there.

Facebook invite.
Dear Reader Fan Page

Thursday, January 28, 2010

(FAKE!!) Justice :: Beginning of the end (FAKE!!)

So yesterday I posted a "Justice" track, The Beginning of the end. I thought at the time that it was kinda similar to the tracks from Cross, and the name was a little too similar to the biblical track names, Genesis, Let There Be Light, and Waters Of Nazareth.

As it happens, it wasn't really a Justice track. It was just a fake. I think it's a good thing; it was a little crappy. Justice posted on their Facebook Page that it wasn't theirs. Check it.

If you want the track anyway, click here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ODDSAC - Trailer for the Animal Collective Visual Album

Animal Collective and Danny Perez have been working on a Visual Album. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to be released here for obvious reasons. If you are in The States though, click here to see if it'll be screened anywhere near you.

Steve Aoki is coming to South Africa

For the three of you who read my blog instead of We-Are-Awesome's Steve Aoki is coming to South Africa in April! This is bigger news than Bloody Beetroots ever were! Speaking of Bloody Beetroots, they collaborated with Aoki a while back; you may remember.

Steve Aoki is going to be performing at The Assembly (Cape Town) on 2 April 2010 and Bassline (Johannesburg) on 3 April 2010.

I am excited.

Gladiator (Steve Aoki x DJ AM Remix) :: AutoErotique | zSHARE

Justice :: Beginning of the end

So I was super excited when I awoke this morning to find a new track from Jousteeece in my feed. I thought you might be as well, so I think I'll share the love. Enjoy.

Does this mean there is a new album soon?

Beginning of the end :: Justice | zSHARE

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tonight @The Waiting Room

Holiday Murray will be playing tonight at The Waiting Room. Opening for them will be James Jack Boonzaier. This is his first show since his short lived stint with Howard Roark. Interestingly enough he is sharing the stage with Timothy King, the same Timothy King who played on Nigel James Moore's EP before he (Moore) departed for New Zealand. They also launched the EP at Waiting Room. Some interesting trivia for you on this Monday Afternoon.

For more information click here. (Facebook page)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Johnny Foreigner tickets from Griet to you!

Here are some of the dates and venues as well:

with supporting acts:

with supporting acts:

with supporting acts:

What's more is the nice people from Griet Artists have given me two sets of double tickets to give away to Johnny Foreigner shows at The Klein Libertas and Assembly. WOW! You better let me know if you want them, cos there are only two sets. (I said that already, but I am trying to emphasise the urgency.)

I will run something of a competition closer to the time. For full tour dates, click here.

If you don't know who this Johnny Foreigner group are, click here.

Franz Ferdinand and Grizzly Bear pull off the Covers

As you may have noticed by now, I enjoy a good cover. If not, I do. Click here for more covers.

Franz Ferdinand have got hold of Blondie's FAMOUS track, Call Me and rockified it. True story. It's pretty cool.

Grizzly Bear took Hot Chip's Boy From School track and made their own. It is very melancholic; like we would expect anything else from Grizzly Bear! I like.

Call Me (Blondie) :: Franz Ferdinand | zSHARE
Boy From School (Hot Chip Cover) :: Grizzly Bear | zSHARE

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wolfmother :: White Feather

So Wolfmother released Cosmic Egg last year, an album I meant to buy while in Aus, but never got around to it. Unforgivable, I know.
In an attempt to promote their third single due out on 1 February, a number of remixes of White Feather (the track name), have been released. Check out the BURNS remix:

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