Wow, this album is amazing.
Goat - Goatman
Ooh I'm liking that.
Really liking this song, will need to seek out the album for a listen.
Natasha Khan is back! Gonna be hard to match her last album, and I'll be honest the few tracks I've heard make me feel like she's gone backwards a little. Or maybe just in a different direction than I'd prefer, but the songs still sound good. Have to wait and see what the album is like.
Also, this Visionist mix that was on Dusk & Blackdown's Rinse show is amazing and I don't know why I haven't posted it sooner.
I bought Two Suns and Fur and Gold pretty much as soon as I got back from Bestival and am rather looking forward to the new album. Laura is an absolutely gorgeous song (coming from not having heard any of her music before it was the highlight of her Bestival set for me).
Yeah the songs are certainly gorgeous, she's too good to make anything totally duff. But after the leap from Fur and Gold to Two Suns, which established her pretty well, I was hoping she'd go a bit nuts on this one. Then again I haven't heard half of it!
Anyone here that loves or hates life: if you haven't listened to Dimlite, do so now:
Psychedelic rock. The new album is bloody brilliant, and can be listened from Spotify. Including a cover of "Your Head is Reeling" by Ultimate Spinach
Also, I've been listening to a lot of Light Asylum (warning: flashing lights) lately. Awesome... electronic music, I guess? Love the vocalist's sound, powerful.
One Day by Matisyahu.
Oh man, I've only heard the Shlohmo remix ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKY9...eature=related ) of that before. Nice to see the original is so great. She's way the goods.
The album is really solid and they added more layers to their sound which makes it even more enjoyable to listen to. It kinda remind me a bit of The United States of America so err can anyone suggest more of these types of albums? I don't know how to describe it to be honest (lolpleb).
My favourite tracks are Endors Toi, Mind Mischief and Why Won't They Talk to Me.
Come on here, listen to great Lianne La Havas song for the first time, scroll down and hear a nice remix, then notice on the FACT website one of my favourites Laurel Halo has also done a remix of the same song.
So, Lianne La Havas, eh?
I find that KT Tunstall doesn't get as much love as she deserves, sitting here as I am listening to her first album (Eye to the Telescope). I say this despite the fact I thought her last album wasn't exactly amazing (although there are definitely some great tracks on there) but on the whole just offers a nice sound. So, I'll just leave this here. I remember watching that particular Jools Holland (for those unaware, a weekly live-music show on the BBC where a variety of acts play, regardless of prominence and genre) and, like the rest of the audience for her performance, being completely mesmerised and impressed.
@ The JG Man
Quite right. Funnily enough I really liked her most recent album, thought it was at least on par with the first and better than the second.
Apparently she's going to crop up on The Cuban Brothers album (whenever it is eventually released), shall be quite interesting to see what they come up with between them. And having mentioned The Cuban Brothers I'm wishing I hadn't missed them at Bestival looked like a fun performance
Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy on the whole Tiger Suit; Uummannaq Song, Glamour Puss, Push That Knot Away, Golden Frames, The Entertainer all work really well for me, but I felt that some of the bigger tracks, like (Still A) Weirdo just did nothing for me. I think her second album gets a bit more flak than it deserves simply because the big single off it was more 'light' than anything off Telescope, but some of the moodier songs on there are easily on par. Whilst Black Horse is definitely my favourite song of hers, especially the long version including all the build-up (damn you radio edits!), Beauty of Uncertainty is nicely tucked away at the end of the second album and is wonderful.
I do eagerly await her new material, whenever that is. I also recommend checking out her acoustic album, which includes a couple of covers and some acoustic versions of stuff off Telescope, but it too is just really pleasant to listen to.
Plus there's the Christmas EP where she does a rather nice version of 2000 Miles (the original was always one of my favourite Christmas songs) - here's a live performance of it:
The one I posted is definitely Shlohmo, even though it's a very different sound to the Camping or Places EPs, for instance.