Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Whip

Let's talk about Kitsune Maison mixtape favorites The Whip for a moment, because I don't think they get nearly enough exposure this side of the pond. The Manchester electro-whatever outfit is on tour playing shows with outstanding peers Calvin Harris, Hadouken!, and Late of the Pier. If their choice of company is any indication of their own ability, trust they can lay down some blazing cuts. The first time I heard "Divebomb" I was blown away by the simultaneous simplicity and attention to detail. By the track's end there are phaser bleeps firing on all cylinders from ten different directions, raining down on any ear within range. For our London readers, check these guys out Oct. 10th and 18th at the Astoria and Fabric. If our own a.m.p.m. gets a chance to check out either show, you'll be sure to hear all about their live skills right here. The Whip's new album drops in '08, and new single "Sister Siam" is blowing up. Check out the video for "Divebomb" as well, which for some reason brings to mind The Edison Twins...anybody?

The Whip - Divebomb
The Whip - Divebomb (Crystal Castles Remix) [Thanks to Panda Toes for upping this one]
The Whip - Trash

Hadouken! - Tuning In (H Re Rub)

- brad


gregdona said...

Cheers for the link. I like the site.

a.m.p.m. said...

I will indeed be catching these guys at the Astoria. Hadouken! and Late of the Pier were both at Reading and were both seriously awesome, so I'm looking forward to seeing them again as well.

Anonymous said...

Seen The Whip twice already and they do remind me of Technique era New Order. Expect a 30 min, 6 song set. Check out new single 'Sister Siam'