So The Foxes are officially back with a brand new single and brand new video of epic proportions. ‘Country Low’ is the first single from their yet unreleased and unnamed debut full length album. The video uses images from classic retro video game ‘Space Quest II – Vohauls Revenge’. Lead singer Nigel Thomas tells me he painstakingly spent hours and days, piecing the very imaginative video together. I’m also told this won’t be the last one either, as the band aim to do a video for every single song on the album!
Well enjoy this slice of Foxes magic, this is Country Low (which is also available to buy now too – iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc..)
So at exactly 8.15am this morning, Noel Gallagher’s debut solo single got it’s first airing on BBC Radio 2. For some of you that follow me on Twitter will know I was just a tad excited this morning to hear what “The Chief” had to offer. I waited and waited and the time came, a rush of adrenaline and chills down my spine, then it arrived!!
Noel looking reflective!
Not knowing what to expect, as Noel as kept everything regarding his solo album very close to his chest. Amazingly very few people would have heard the single before this time, so it was fresh and new for millions of people on this Monday morning. So what are my thoughts……
A lot of talk about it not being Oasis, not being very Rock n Roll, but I just want to say have a listen to the last couple of Oasis albums and Noels input on them, The Chief has chilled out. He is writing more reflective and creative songs that push the imagination just that little bit more. “The Death Of You and Me” is full of epic hooks and is certainly a world away from classic Oasis. It’s dreamy, serene and simply magical with a touching sentiment that is uplifting and a perfect accompaniment to the summer.
Personally, I think it is a wonderful song, if I am being at my most honest, not what I was expecting, but I think that’s what Noel plans to do, surprise us! As the video says at the end….. To Be Continued
Wacky song title, oooh the kookiness! Ah come on, don’t tell me just for a second you looked at the title and went, “na, not for me thanks” . Well pre-conceptions aside, I have stumbled across an absolute beautiful gem of a music video in the glorious shape of ‘Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness’ by A Genuine Freakshow.
A Genuine Freakshow
Basically there are some kids, they dress up like crazy warriors and attack some other kids. It’s a post-apocalyptic Bugsy Malone on speed essentially, but what fun it is to watch! The song too is wonderfully big in scope and captures an innocence that any band with 7 members would struggle to do. Orchestral dreamy pop but with a hazy sensibility that, dare I say that, is reminiscent of Suburbs, there I said it!
So the Video of The Week is brought to you by A Genuine Freakshow, the single itself was released on the 14th March and is available now from www.agenuinefreakshow.com . The video was directed by one Lee Citron who can be found here, www.milkmanfilms.com. So check out the euphoric, sweeping overtones of the luscious A Genuine Freakshow….
It’s another week which only means one thing….. BRAND NEW VIDEO OF THE WEEK! Wow that was exciting. This week are wonky psych pop favourites of Sourmash Music, the ridiculously talented Chapter 24.
The latest instalment from the South London 4 piece, gives you a psychedelic overtone that Frank Zappa himself would have been proud of. Taken off their latest EP simply entitled Chapter 24, this slice of a noisy riotgrrl inspired gem just fills me with excitement. An example of original music making as the band push the boundaries to create a sublime, at times incandescent, moment of glory that rings through and instantly grabs you. The video is packed full of modern twists but seems to retain a dreamy 60s mentality, which just compliments the song and the band perfectly.
Chapter 24 will be off to Texas for a little known showcase event called SXSW! They will be playing the following dates in the US, so if you can get down and see them, I highly recommend you do.
Wed16th March – Anso (Panache) Showcase 12pm – Spider House Cafe
Wed 16th March – Official SXSW Showcase 10pm – Habana Bar
Fri 18th March – 2.30pm – Waterloo Cycles
Mon 21st March - Pehrspace
Tues 22nd March – Performing on KXLU Radio
Wed 23rd March – Cinema Bar
The video is directed, produced and edited by Richard Hunter and for your delight I present, Blisland To Cry by Chapter 24…
I have been racking my brains for ages right, must do something on a regular basis for the blog! Do I do song of the week? or hairdo of the week? Decisions decisions that just hurt my head, so I went fuck it, how about videos! Everyone loves a good music video and the calibre of new band videos nowadays are something rather special in the grand scheme of things. So the first video that inspired me was the ludicrously tasty ‘Fragile Mansions’ by What Would Jesus Drive.
What Would Jesus Drive
The band very recently released their EP ‘Fragile Mansions’ which is four tracks of crazy rambunctious electro punk rock. The lead single is the title track and just so happens to be their only video for the release. It’s feverish, fast and furious, but with their tongues firmly in their cheeks, it’s a treat that will have you foaming at the mouth!
The video is packed full of visuals and crazy graph book type images, paint splatters and lots of split screens. The damn song is so bloody infectious too, I was gritting my teeth and po-going all at the same time. Not only that they go ahead and mention the town I went to school in, Dagenham, lovely Dagenham! Anyway check this video out and also you can buy the EP and watch and listen to other stuff at the official site for the band. So without further ado and any more incoherent ranting from me, its Fragile Mansions…..