Saturday, January 07, 2012

New for 2012

3 things from British shores I'm most looking forward to this year:

1. The long-awaited debut album from Django Django, which will include "Default" and "Waveforms" as well as the previously released Storm, WOR & Love's Dart.

Django Django - Default by Django Django

Django Django - Waveforms by Django Django

The album's out 30th January. See them at a free Rough Trade instore on 1st Feb.

2. More material & hopefully something more substantial from Fear of Men.

Fear of Men- Ritual Confession by italianbeachbabes

Fear Of Men - 'Doldrums' by The 405

Even with the abysmal sound quality of the Old Blue Last yesterday eve, their immensely hummable tunes and lovely vocals shone through.

3. Establishing if Alt-J live up to their undoubted promise. When Breezeblocks gets released its sure to be one of the tracks of the year:

Breezeblocks (demo) by alt-J

As Tesselate was in 2011

Tessellate (demo) by alt-J

Wait patiently with me for their headline tour...

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Best of 2011 - A.W.

Turns out I was listening to a lot of hip hop this past year. 2011 saw some big name releases as well as many smaller names starting to move into the spotlight. Bon Iver and The Weeknd, I'm looking at you.

Artists include Jay-Z and Kanye West, The Weeknd, Bon Iver, Tune-Yards, Destroyer, The Sheepdogs, James Blake, The Rapture, Beirut and more. Check them and others out on 20 songs spanning 90 minutes of musical awesome.

Enjoy and have a great 2012!