Wednesday, 11 August 2010

You're Not From Newport

I wouldn't get too excited y'all, unlike none of my other posts I'm not bringing any cutting edge new and great music to your ears, or at least this shouldn't be new if you've got any connections to Britain.

Just showing you guys a heads up to a video by Welsh Wizards, no they're not all Ryan Giggs, Goldie Lookin Chain

Basically, some guys made a song, that whilst funny, massively ripped them off and just wasn't accurate.  So they responded with their very own song which is in true hilarious GLC style and better than the original, and the original original.

I'd definitely recommend  that you listen to their other music too, and their podcasts, which you can download from their website.  It's fuckin' ace clart!

Egyptian Hip Hop

As a general rule, my life is filled with missed opportunities and mistakes.  Yesterday was one such time.  The magnificent Sleigh Bells were in good ol' London town last night (and Saturday too), unfortunately, last night, I was not.  I then went to check to see if they might be coming back this autumn/winter because practically everyone else is.  Alas, no such plans yet. 

But, I recovered from this setback to claim an historic opportunity and get my ears around a new Egyptian Hip Hop track, 'Middle Name Period.'  This opportunity did not arise, however, because I'm super cool, more that they released it into the public domain.

This is one track from their upcoming 4 track EP which was produced with the help Hudson Mohawke and is set to be released around September time.  I know Sam Eastgate/Samuel Dust is involved with these guys, although I'm not sure if he's permanent head honcho of their music making, but this track is very à la LOTP and is about a million miles away from 'Rad Pitt.'

In fact, compared with this, 'Middle Name Period' is comfortably residing in another musical universe.

I look forwad to hopefully being able to see this guys on tour in November.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Back From The Brink

Did you miss me?

Little bit?

Little bit though, eh?


Well, the eagle eyed among you may have noticed that I've not been around for about a month.  My bad.  I was too busy being lazy, not having a job and being ill.

Do I have much to offer?  Not especially, but hey, that was always the case.  Even back in 't day when I was on here semi-regular, like.

It's nearly 4 weeks now since I got an email about this lad up above these words, Hugo.    He's got a 2 track EP out, I think.  I'm not entirely certain because his soundcloud page reckons you can download his tracks of iTunes, but iTunes is telling me that this is lies.  However, I do know for certain that you can listen to these two tracks on his website or MySpace.

The first track is his very own version of Jay-Z's '99 Problems,' execpt with him being white it doesn'tdetail the problems of being a black man living in North America.  It is definitey different, very Country, it's got harmonicas and everything! 

T'other track is called 'Bread and Butter.'  Sort of bluesy-rock.  Give it a go, you might even like it.