At the moment, my inbox seems like it’s crammed to the brim with new music, and I’m struggling to digest it all, never mind be able to blog on it all. I was very impressed with Matthew over at Song, By Toad gathering all of his outstanding stuff into a podcast to do that with, I have yet to learn how to put a podcast together, but for now, here are three great tracks that I have managed to listen to.
autoKratz are signed to the violently cool, eighties electro influenced Kitsune, who have also put out records by the likes of La Roux and the Klaxons. They released a mini album last year entitled Down And Out In Paris And London and their full-length proper album Animal will be released in June. They’ve made available as a free download their cover of Primal Scream’s rather wonderful ‘Swastika Eyes.’ What I like about this cover is at first it sounds quite similar to the original, and as you listen to it, you relaise how different it is. Very clever, folks!
Last year, I raved about the debut album from The Rosie Taylor Project, entitled This City Draws Maps. Record company Bad Sneakers have asked me to post the first new material from theri forthcoming second album, as yet untitled. This track is called ‘Lovers Or Something Like It.’ It bodes very well…and this will be released as a single in June.
Meanwhile, I was emailed in April about Left With Pictures, and to my shame, it’s taken me this long to get round to writing about them. Their double A-side single Every Stitch every Line / Her Father’s Nose is released next week, this is the AA side, which I have played three times today and am really enjoying. They describe themselves as Chamber pop, I’m enjoying their sense of humour and lightness of touch. I think you will too:
As always, as well as downloading the music, please let me know what you think of the music, and go and make friends with them on their respective myspace pages! (Follow the links…)
Update: yes, I have changed the picture of the Rosie Taylor Project, as the record company politely got in touch to say could I update it with a photo of the current band. Yes, I could – and I did! Apologies to Bad Sneakers Records and to the Rosie Taylor Project.