• Top 20 Albums 2008

    21. Dez. 2008, 18:33 von DJH30

    Here we go - Top 20 of the year:

    1) LuxembourgLast Holiday Before Divorce
    My favourite album of the year and its free to everyone on Last FM! Unfortunately the downside is that the band have now split up and rather than a proper second album this is more a collection of demos prepared for it. Whilst the band members' new individual projects (The Soft Close Ups, The Melting Ice Caps and Jonny Cola & The A Grades) are looking very promising it’s a real shame not to see some of these songs performed live as I really thought Luxembourg were one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. Whilst these songs are presented as demos ‘Radio’ and ‘London is blue’ are catchy, polished songs better than most things you’d hear on the radio. Love the first lines of ‘Radio’ - ‘Well I can’t talk about right now, but the past might be safer ground, lets say you pick the month and I the century but oh you’ll never know me…’ David Shah’s lyrics are as great as ever. …
  • The Melting Ice Caps(Ex Luxembourg)-Selfish Bachelor- free download release

    24. Okt. 2008, 1:36 von Bloodflowerbill

    The Melting Ice Caps is the solo guise of former Luxembourg frontman David Shah. Though this is his second single, it’s the first one to be entirely self-produced. It’s released as a free download through the God Is In The TV Singles Club, Download it now.

    ASIDE -THE MELTING ICE CAPS- SELFISH BACHELOR
    http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/mp3s/selfish%20bachelor.mp3


    Lead track Selfish Bachelor is a swirling, oddly uplifting marriage of dirty guitars, pulsating electronica and perhaps the most candid lyric David has ever put his name to. Meanwhile, b-side How To Appear Well-Adjusted is chamber pop par excellence, with violins and accordions wrapped around a blackly comic guide to surviving daily life.

    To receive the B-side 'How To Appear Well-Adjusted sign up as a GIITTV user here http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/users/registration_signup.php This will be exclusive to users for the first month, before being avaliable to all there after

    The Melting Ice Caps – Single#2
    1. Selfish Bachelor
  • EAR 09:08

    19. Jun. 2008, 9:41 von AndyEarwax

    On the current Earwax show we have an exclusive session from the Bluetones' Mark Morris as well as new music from Nebraska, Chew Lips and Rosie Odie. Plus we grieve for pop-noir pioneers Luxembourg who recently announced their split.

    Playlist:

    Rosie Oddie & The Odd Squad – Cola Coka
    Mark Morriss – I’m Sick (Earwax Session Version)
    Luxembourg – Broadstairs
    My First Radio – Progress
    Chew Lips – Salt Air
    Mark Morriss – Lay Low (Earwax Session Version)
    Nebraska – A Burial

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    http://www.myspace.com/earwaxradio
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2383691698
    http://earwaxradio.podomatic.com
    rosie oddie & the odd squadMark MorrissLuxembourgLuxembourgMy First RadioChew LipsNebraska
  • SMALL CREW(EX BOYFRIENDS GUITARIST)- BOXING DAY/SMALL CREW- FREE DOWNLOADS

    20. Jan. 2008, 18:12 von Bloodflowerbill

    In its third digital release the GIITTV singles club (an offshoot label of the cult music/culture webzine www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk) releases the double A-side "Boxing Day/Getting up" from beat combo Small Crew. Avaliable for FREE now here:

    http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/content/content_detail.php?id=2145&type=Features


    Who are Small Crew? Small Crew is Richard Adderley and Dan Edwards (formerly of bands like The Boyfriends, The Lucas Group and Vermont), although neither is necessarily on any given Small Crew Recording. Small Crew is whoever is in the room at the time when Small Crew music is being made. Small Crew can also be at the end of a phone line, in the post or on a computer, radio or television. If you aid, facilitate or enjoy Small Crew activities, you are Small Crew. Activity is currently limited to this planet but this is purely for technical reasons.

    Small Crew make any kind of music depending on what's in the room or who's on the phone. …
  • FREE DOWNLOADS- SMALL CREW- BOXING DAY/GETTING UP.

    27. Dez. 2007, 18:30 von Bloodflowerbill

    SMALL CREW- BOXING DAY
    http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/mp3s/Boxing%20Day.mp3
    SMALL CREW- GETTING UP
    http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/mp3s/Getting%20Up%20(hiresmp3).mp3


    "Jaysus, why do people have to write such heart-achingly beautiful music? Some nights I just don't think I can take it. You know how it goes, right? It starts in a small, dark corner of your heart, where you think it can't do any damage, and then it slowly expands and before you know it, it's taking you down a well-worn path that you don't want to go down, but what can you do? You're a prisoner to the chords and the melody and pretty soon the fight goes out of you and you relent and then it's too damn late to do anything about it anyway, so you might as well go along for the ride."
    Lost In Your Inbox, review.

    http://lostinyourinbox.blog-city.com/boxing_day.htm


    small crewGod Is In The TV ZineThe BoyfriendsLuxembourgDogboxVermont
  • Top 20 Albums 2007

    22. Dez. 2007, 15:53 von DJH30

    1) The National Boxer
    Whilst I thought their previous album, Alligator, was pretty good I wasn’t really waiting with baited breath for the follow up but I’ve been surprised by quite how hooked I am to this album. ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ was a great first single and I read a review – “Mistaken for Interpol more like, Mistaken for REM they wish” which is amusing as it has an element of truth however I think the National do plough a clear furrow of their own. Fantastic driving drums and I love the lines “you don’t mind seeing yourself in a picture; as long as you look far away, as long as you look removed” and “elegant fall into the un-magnificent lives of adults”. ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ is actually rather atypical of the album which is rather more subtle and subdued but a real grower that gets better with every listen. Like the Tindersticks, the vocals aren’t always crystal clear which actually works well as lines emerge over time and whilst the band aren’t great at story songs they do produce some great…
  • Top 15 Gigs of 2007

    22. Dez. 2007, 10:46 von DJH30

    Another good year for gigs in London. Where I’ve seen a band more than once I’ve only ranked their best gig. 1 to 15 ranking on the right. Owen Pallet performing with Patrick Wolf was a bonus for the last gig but Jens Lekman wins the crown this year. Already got 4 Sparks gigs, 2 Morrissey and one British Sea Power and Final Fantasy lined up for 2008.

    4 JanMomusSpitz
    13 FebSarah Nixey Luminaire
    20 FebThe Long Blondes Astoria 13
    27 Feb Luke Haines Bush Hall9
    6 MarBrett AndersonBush Hall
    3 Apr Sarah Nixey/Client 93 Feet East
    11 AprPatrick Wolf Astoria
    14 AprLuxembourg Feeling Gloomy
    29 Apr(We Are) PerformanceOld Blue Last
    4 MayMarc AlmondWiltons
    9 MayLuxembourg Pleasure Unit
    9 MayBrett AndersonShepherds Bush Empire
    22 MayThe NationalAstoria
    26 MayLuxembourg Borderline4
    29 MayRufus Wainwright Old Vic 8
    31 MayRufus Wainwright Old Vic
    15 JuneLuxembourg New Cross Inn
    29 JunSaint EtienneRFH
    4 JulySarah Nixey Luminaire11
  • GIITTV singles club releases Small Crew- Boxing Day/Getting Up- double A side for…

    19. Dez. 2007, 16:55 von Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases Boxing Day and Getting Up free double a-side single available on www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk from the 26/12/07

    In its third digital release the GIITTV singles club (an offshoot label of the cult music/culture webzine http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk) releases the double A-side Boxing Day/Getting up from beat combo Small Crew. Released as a free digital download on Boxing Day itself (so you won't forget what it's called).

    Who are Small Crew? Small Crew is Richard Adderley and Dan Edwards (formerly of bands like The Boyfriends, The Lucas Group and Vermont), although neither is necessarily on any given Small Crew Recording. Small Crew is whoever is in the room at the time when Small Crew music is being made. Small Crew can also be at the end of a phone line, in the post or on a computer, radio or television. If you aid, facilitate or enjoy Small Crew activities, you are Small Crew. Activity is currently limited to this planet but this is purely for technical reasons.
  • GIITTV singles club releases Small Crew- Boxing Day/Getting Up- double A side for…

    19. Dez. 2007, 16:55 von Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases "Boxing Day" and "Getting Up" free double a-side single available on www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk from the 26/12/07

    In its third digital release the GIITTV singles club (an offshoot label of the cult music/culture webzine http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk) releases the double A-side "Boxing Day/Getting up" from beat combo Small Crew. Released as a free digital download on Boxing Day itself (so you won't forget what it's called).

    Who are Small Crew? Small Crew is Richard Adderley and Dan Edwards (formerly of bands like The Boyfriends, The Lucas Group and Vermont), although neither is necessarily on any given Small Crew Recording. Small Crew is whoever is in the room at the time when Small Crew music is being made. Small Crew can also be at the end of a phone line, in the post or on a computer, radio or television. If you aid, facilitate or enjoy Small Crew activities, you are Small Crew. Activity is currently limited to this planet but this is purely for technical reasons. …
  • GIITTV singles club releases Small Crew- Boxing Day/Getting Up- double A side for…

    19. Dez. 2007, 16:55 von Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases Boxing Day and Getting Up free double a-side single available on www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk from the 26/12/07

    In its third digital release the GIITTV singles club (an offshoot label of the cult music/culture webzine http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk) releases the double A-side Boxing Day/Getting up from beat combo Small Crew. Released as a free digital download on Boxing Day itself (so you won't forget what it's called).

    Who are Small Crew? Small Crew is Richard Adderley and Dan Edwards (formerly of bands like The Boyfriends, The Lucas Group and Vermont), although neither is necessarily on any given Small Crew Recording. Small Crew is whoever is in the room at the time when Small Crew music is being made. Small Crew can also be at the end of a phone line, in the post or on a computer, radio or television. If you aid, facilitate or enjoy Small Crew activities, you are Small Crew. Activity is currently limited to this planet but this is purely for technical reasons.