Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dimension Gondry: Michael Andrews & Gary Jules- Mad World

Another good one from Michael Gondry and quite an unconventional one compared to the other videos he directed. In 2000, Richard Kelly commissioned Michael Andrews to do the soundtrack for the film Donnie Darko. Its original score album went on to sell over 100,000 copies in part because of Andrews's remake of Tears for Fears' "Mad World", featuring Gary Jules). One video featured the scenes from the video while the other featured singer Gary Jules and scenes from every day life reflected in the hanging mirrors. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WAW: Talking Bush- Overgrow

Great new music coming from St Petersburg in Russia. There is not much info about the artist other then that his name is Nikita and that he writes music. You can hear that his music was influenced by The Smiths and that he himself sounds like Morrissey. For now, two songs are available for your listening pleasure through his Soundcloud and there is some info about an upcoming EP.

Next Wave: Liste Noire

Liste Noire is a brand new incarnation of the art wave project Velvet Condom. Alice Gift and Obers T are joined by a new member Kalle on guitar and keyboards and they are playing what they call Disco Noir. Their debut EP 'Afire Afire' is expected to be released this spring and it is available as a free downloaded on their page. Two of the songs from the new EP have already been revealed on Youtube, "Afire Afire" and "Mother". 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Monochrome Set's New Album 'Spaces Everywhere' Out Now.

The Monochrome Set have released a brand new album 'Spaces Everywhere'. This is a follow up to their album 'Super Plastic City' which was released in 2013. This is how the record label described their sound: "A very particular humor. And a very unique sound, although this time banjos, Hammond organ, female backing vocals and even flutes can be heard on the new album, experts and laymen alike will recognize,...On one hand, the music is very melodic and cheerful. The lyrics, however, deal with death, decay." The album was released on Tapete Records on March 13th.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Retrovision: Inspiral Carpets- This is How it Feels

Twenty five years ago Inspiral Carpets released their seventh single "This is How it Feels" and the first one to reach the top 20 in the UK charts. The US music video for "This Is How It Feels" was inspired by the imagery of the British art duo Gilbert and George, making use of their signature "stained glass" and grid style and their standard iconography. The song was written by Clint Boon.

Shriekback Release Their 13th Studio Album

Shriekback have announced the release of their 13th studio album entitled 'Without Real String or Fish'. They have already revealed information about it on the social networks and there are also three video previews on youtube for your listening pleasure. The album can be ordered directly through 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Next Wave: Dinner

Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin who records and produces under the Dinner moniker is our new Next Wave stars on Burning flame and one of the most anticipated stars for this year. Already in 2014 he draw a good deal of attention with his synth laden glam-pop tunes. Somewhere divided between LA, Berlin and Copenhagen he is taking influences from everywhere.This is how his music is described by his label: "Sometimes Dinner sounds like a long-lost mixtape from the local Dusseldorf pop scene in the early 1980s. Other times he sounds something like the soundtrack to David Lynch directing Miami Vice, or Genesis P-Orridge embracing Italian pop-infused Danish darkwave, or like a male descendant of Nico singing Eno-esque pop songs on discarded Julian Cope tracks." 
In April, Dinner will release the complete Three EPs Collection 2012-2014 and also support Mac DeMarco on his West Coast tour. In May and June he’ll embark on his first extended European tour. He’s currently in LA, where he’s working on his debut full-length.

WAW: Nedelle Torrisi - Double Horizon

Nedelle Torrisi is back with a brand new single "Double Horizon" which is taken from the album 'Advice From Paradise' which was released on February 17th and produced by Kenneth Gilmore. The video for this lead single was directed by Robert Schober and edited by Whitney Weir. As you can see some parts of the video are very much influenced by "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper and Grease a bit. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

The The to Relrease a Brand New Movie Soundtrack Album 'Hyena'

The The have announced the release of a brand recording material and the first in more than 20 years. The brand new album will be entitled 'Hyena' and it will be the soundtrack for the movie of the same name. Each release is published as a deluxe edition CD/Book, packaged in hardback form and filled with additional and exclusive material including photographs, interviews, stills from the films and notes from the directors. ‘Hyena’ was written and directed by Gerard Johnson and follows his critically acclaimed debut, Tony and it will be released in UK cinema’s on March 6th.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blancmange to Release a New Album this March

Blancmange have announced the release of a brand new studio album this year. The album will be entield 'Semi-Detached' and it is Blancmange’s 5th album to date, but the first without the involvement of Stephen Luscombe, Neils long term collaborator. As it is reported the album will retain Blancmange's characteristic humour but will also include some of the old ticks and mannerisms to create an edgy, pared down and deeply personal record, getting the balance absolutely right between grit and light, the domestic and the cosmic, despair and joy. 'Semi Detached' will be available on four formats – CD, Ltd Edition Deluxe Double CD, Vinyl LP and digital download and it will oficialy be released on March 23rd. on Cherry Red Records.

Dimension Gondry: Sinead O' Connor- Fire on Babylon

Another great excerpt from the Dimension Gondry series comes from one of our favorite Sinead O' Connor songs "Fire on Babylon". It was taken from her 1984 album 'Famine' which sadly did not manage to restore her fame of her mass appeal of the late 80's and early 90's. The song is about the effects of her own child abuse and expresses anger and rage through the lyrics. The video for the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.