Happy New Year

Hello all,

hope you had a good New Year’s Eve – I had a good one, but even though I don’t drink anymore I still feel exhausted. Ah well…

So what’s up for 2009? Musically, I’m predicting that guitar rock will take a back seat to more electronic sounds. At least, I am worn out with over-produced indie by numbers. It’s not big and it’s getting less and less clever.

As for what the blog offers, expect the usual mix of the painfully obscure and the wildly obvious, bizarre covers, videos, interviews, tips on up and coming bands, occasional updates on the progress of 17 Seconds Records and much more. Including my attempts to try and get to grips with the music that’s out there and succeeding to a limited extent.

I nearly meant it when I was going to call it a day back in December, fed up with the DMCA and their taking down of posts. However, I eventually came round to it, and will be moving this blog elsewhere very soon. Keep it tuned to 17 Seconds!

17 Seconds Records is in discussion with a couple of other bands we are trying to sign, we are also hoping to do another single with Aberfeldy, and will be issuing a download only single by the second act to sign to our label, Ex Lion Tamer called ‘Neon Hearts.’ If you haven’t downloaded the free ‘Christmas’ single ‘Life Support Machine’ here is another chance:

Ex Lion Tamer – ‘Life Support Machine.’ mp3

We are also hoping to finally have the 7″ vinyl for the Aberfeldy single which we have been waiting for from the pressing plant for ages…

And who will be the big acts of the next few months?

Florence and the Machine for certain…these are the two singles they released last year:

Florence and the Machine -‘Kiss With A Fist.’


Florence and the Machine -‘Kiss With A Fist.’ mp3

Florence and the Machine -‘Dog Days Are Over.’

Their singles have also included covers of Cold War Kids ‘Hospital Beds’ and Candi Staton’s ‘You’ve Got the Love’. If you like these tracks, please go and buy them!
Florence and the Machine -‘Dog Days are Over.’ mp3

Meanwhile, Broken Records‘ profile continues to rise. If this isn’t the year they rise to higher prominence then there really is no justice…

Broken Records -‘Slow Parade

Broken Records -‘Slow Parade.’ mp3

Broken Records -‘Lies.’

Broken Records -‘Lies.’ mp3

Meanwhile, speaking of great electronic stuff…Ladyhawke‘s self-titled debut will almost certainly dominate in 2009…or I give up. This lady, Pip Brown, is set to become one of New Zealand’s biggest pop acts ever.

Ladyhawke – ‘Paris is burning.’

Ladyhawke -‘Paris Is Burning.’ mp3

Like that? you’ll love this…

Ladyhawke -‘My Delirium.’


Ladyhawke -‘My Delirium.’ mp3

AS EVER, IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE SUPPORT THE ARTISTS. BUY THE MUSIC – ALL THESE TRACKS CAN BE FOUND ON EMUSIC AND ITUNES IF YOUR LOCAL RECORD SHOP DOES NOT HAVE THEM. THESE TRACKS ARE NOT HERE IN PLACE OF YOU BUYING THE MUSIC, THEY ARE HERE TO PROMOTE THE ARTISTS.

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