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Sunday, December 7, 2014

John Otway



'tis the season
So we have to have the best Christmas song ever.

John has really outdone himself this year.
It looks like he spent a fortune making the video, wow really great.

And I'm loving the song.

Enjoy John at his best, and Happy Christmas.

For best results watch in full screen mode.

OK Father Christmas


The John Otway Christmas Single
If you fancy this for the Christmas Number One Download from 14th December


 Cheers to you John for bringing joy to the world.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bogan Via



Today we meet an awesome indie/folk/pop duo from Phoenix, AZ.

Bogan Via are Madeleine Miller and Bret Bender.
One has to wonder if the wild scent of bougainvillea had anything to do with their name.
The music they produce is certainly as heady as scent of the aforesaid flower.
Bogan Via has made a quite a mark on the scene, quickly playing packed shows including a European tour and festival appearances at: Insomnia, San Diego Music Thing, Viva Phx, & Summer Ends. Bogan Via’s ability to win over fans with their unique sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of: Little Dragon, Todd Terje, Darwin Deez, Twin Shadow, Austra, Yacht, and many more, as well as remixes by: Geographer, Miniature Tigers, Database and others.
That's enough background, you're here for the music after all.
And what great music it is.
Be prepared to be thoroughly entertained.

First up I just love this track, complete with crime noir movie.
This track surely rocks along.

Kanye [Official Music Video]







A happy happy tune, some great instrumentation (so many sounds blended) and of course the beautiful vocals.

Tes






A touch of middle eastern vibe here, with another cool mystery movie.
Awesome track, great vocals as always.
Lovin' it.  

Gatsby

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Is this where the term "Music Box" comes from? A live performance in a box.
A cute video with a great tune.
The audience, outside the box, are as enthralled bu the music as I am.
Another warm wonderful song.

Afternoon Wonderland

Director: David Dilley




Finally today, a real treat, as we check out this cool combination, a cover of Sam the Sham's Little Red Riding Hood and The Animals' House of the Rising Sun, simply abbreviated to Red Sun.
Being a fan of both songs, I'm impressed with how well Bogan Via blended them.
Awesome.  

Red Sun

The video was shot over two separate evenings around the Phoenix area.
Directed & Edited by: Freddie Paull
Graphics and Color by: Mark Gabriel
Shot by: Zachary Slager, Freddie Paull, Chase T. Pierson.
Special Thanks: Noah Stone and Wet Money
Produced by Electric Legend Pictures.
Published on 13 Apr 2013



Friday, December 5, 2014

Wildcat Apollo



Have I got a great band for you today, oh yes.

Wildcat Apollo hail from Austin, Texas. One of the bastions of music in the USA.
They describe their music as Fearless Psych Pop. But as you listen to their sound it is virtually impossible to put them in any one genre. But whatever they are playing they are bloody good at it.

Wildcat Apollo are Taylor Eichenseer, Aaron Eichenseer, Cat Tassini and Alex Margolin.

Wildcat Apollo, “the feeling of complete unadulterated joy and happiness from sound.”

So, what are we here for?
The music of course, it's all about the sounds, so let's get to it.

This I believe is their latest single, it's a dream pop/shoe gaze kinda tune.
This is definitely a genre bending band. So many styles, and so good at all of them.

This is the track that got me turned on to them courtesy of My Music Box.  

Gotham





Austin, TX based genre-bending rockers, Wildcat Apollo, winners of the JLSC Vans Warped Tour Prize presented by Neutrik USA, perform live on the Hard Rock Kevin Says Stage.
They are really rockin' out here.
Too damn cool.  

The Colorado




Here's something a bit softer, a kind of alt-country song.
Very reminiscent of John and June.
A quirky video too.
All in all totally awesome.  

Sleepwalking





Last one for today.
Loads of jangly guitars, a creepy video, and an all round tremendous track.
Definitely a band to keep an eye out for.  

KC Zombie

Directed & Edited by Nicholas Santos & Cat Tassini
Director of Photography: Kyle I. Kelley
Gaffer/AC: Michael Sutter





Still looking for more? I figured.
So check out their self titled album from last year.

Recorded at The Bubble in Austin, Texas
Produced by Frenchie Smith and Taylor Eichenseer
Mastered by Kevin Blackler