Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
The new ep Can't Stop the Weather is just out on Cloudberry, but I won't post anything from that as you can already grab "Clean Bill of Health" from there. Instead, here's the dancefloor filler "Orange Paw" from the album. And that, you can buy right here. Do!
CLOUD 34 Afternoon Naps - Orange Paw
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I think I might now be the only person in my city with a School t-shirt. And that's enough to keep a boy happy! I don't know about you, but I know what I will be listening to and whom I'll be thinking of come the 14th... Two of them are called Ryan, and then there's Rosie, Steph, Liz, Ceri and Rob. Hugs and kisses all round!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
CLOUD 33 The Arc Lamps - Good Friday
Monday, January 14, 2008
The album is every bit as good as rumour has it, and I would recommend this to ANYONE in love with 80s indiepop, jangle, mod revival and 60s garage-psych. The song here is one of my favourites so far, and if you like it you can get the whole thing there. It's a big moment for past and new Chemistry Set fans so if you're one of them, spread the word!
CLOUD 32 The Chemistry Set - The Dreams That I Saw Yesterday
(By the way, I've checked, and all the old uploads are now working again...)
Very, very soon The School will also be making their first couple of appearances in Sweden, yay! We'd been trying arrange a grand mini tour together with A Smile and a Ribbon, but it didn't happen and hard as I tried I couldn't get them a gig in Malmö. Which means you'll have to pack your bags and go to Stockholm on the 18th or Gothenburg the 19th. I would recommend the latter, where they are playing at On Our Honeymoon (with A Smile and a Ribbon, actually!). We've got a couple of new songs, so I promise we wont't bore you, should you look in.
In other record-related news, anyone who missed out on Horowitz's amazing Cloudberry single last year can now get "Tracyanne" on a 7" with "Popkids of the World Unite!" on the flip - two of last year's best pop songs if you ask me! The heavy vinyl is transparent yellow and sounds even better than the digital thing. They also have a recent split-single on Filthy Little Angels with two new songs.
Did you forget to vote for The School and Horowitz (or something you perhaps even liked) in the TweeNet poll? Or didn't you vote at all? I shake my finger at you! Well, the results are now up and as always I rub my hands in glee to check out who voted for their own bands/labels/stuff! Nice to see California Snow Story high in the charts. And my humble thanks to the six people who voted for my blogs (I know who you are!). Hope I this thing lives up to your expectations in 2008...
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Who are Moscow Olympics then? Well, they're not some snotty boys from Glasgow who can't give up the local produce of orange juice, that's for sure. Instead, they are something of an indiepop fab five from the Philippines with their past in bands like Colour Contest, Soft Pillow Kisses, Candy Audioline and Dorian of Juniper Bells. If that doesn't mean anything to you (it should, actually) then how about vocals that sound like Caesar from The Wake, guitar lines matching Bernard Sumner's and dreamy POP sounds colder than snow and sharper than the breaking ice?
To make up for listening to these songs without permission for too long, this is not a downloadable mp3 but a link to the mp3-stream at Fraction Discs' site. I hope this will help making the demand truly go through the roof!