Thursday, 26 January 2012


After viewing The 405's "Ones to watch list" I discovered an Australian Orchestral loop specialist - James Wallace also known as Wintercoats.

Performing by himself and a wide understanding of loop pedals James produces beautifully music which allows you to drift away.

Working on a Dream, is my pick from his debut EP from 2011 called "Sketches".

Friday, 13 January 2012

FAVOURITE: Modest Mouse

I think most people will know of my love for Modest Mouse but I just wanted to post a little something about my favourite album from this fantastic band.

For me anyway, "This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About" wins best Modest Mouse album and quite possibly my favourite album of all time.

It's an album full of songs with emotion, songs with meaning and songs with energy.

I fucking love it! Dramamine, Beach Side Property, Novocain Stain, Tundra-Desert all amazing songs from this album but none are better than 'Talkin Shit About a Pretty Sunset' I also really like the video created to go with this video.


Recently stumbled across Young Buffalo, a fairly young band from Oxford.

They possess bags of energy. Listen to 'Catapilah'

Thursday, 12 January 2012

NEW VIDEO: Death Cab for Cutie - Underneath the Sycamore

Death Cab for Cutie have released a new video for the song 'Underneath the Sycamore' taken from their most recent album "Codes and Keys".

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

NEW SONG: Fanfarlo - Shiny Things

After a relatively quiet period for a couple years, Fanfarlo are back with new song and video 'Shiny Things'.

Very much looking forward to the new album if this is anything to go by!

The band are on Tour in February in the UK and are then off to America.

Monday, 9 January 2012


Last summer I spent much of my time listening to Cave Singers, I was so obsessed by them I was literally telling everyone I know to listen to them.

Today, I re-discovered that love. I find it amazing how easy it is to forget about something as important and influential as music. Cave Singers are a threesome from Seattle, Washington. Listening to their music has helped me find many other great folk bands.

The band has three albums the newest of which 'The Witch' came out in 2011.

This album is full of a great variety of Folk music, from the energetic foot stompers to the more relaxing and laid back.

NEW TO MY PLAYLIST: Great Lake Swimmers

Having lots of assignments to work through has it's positives.

I have recently discovered a band called 'Great Lake Swimmers' who are a five piece 'indie-folk' band from Ontario, Canda. Taking inspiration from Marilyn Bell who traversed Lake Ontario the bands name was decided.

Featuring instruments ranging from Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo and Violin the music is a perfect backdrop for Tony Dekker's charming voice.

Fans of Iron & Wine and Horse Feathers.

Check out Pulling on a Line.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Wu Lyf Live on David Letterman

America had a big treat yesterday when Wu Lyf performed 'Heavy Pop' live on the David Letterman show.


I stumbled across this band recently and despite not really being too sure how to pronounce the name I have been listening to them as much as my time has allowed me.

Having been released in September 2011 'Metal Meets' is the bands third album and is described as the most mature and creative album they have produced. The band sing about the city in which they live which is Toronto, Canada.

"Wildfires" is probably my pick from the album, I particularly enjoy the instrumental break down in the middle which draws in a large range of instruments and creates a soothing sound.