Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Darkstar - Aidy's Girl's a Computer

Here's some new techno loving beats, courtesy of the rising Dark stars "Darkstar". A supremely Electronic glitching sound fresh from the debut album "North". For all you underground electro lovers, this is for you. And don't worry, despite it's computery feel it still comes off as very summery and light listening pleasure!

Makes me want to...
Get lost in a 8 bit computer game with living Binary 1's and 0's raving around me.

Like these guys? Check out...
Fourtet, Burial, Caribou


Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sleep Tight - Rollerskaters

This is Sleep Tight by Rollerskaters, a certainly cute little indie song with a plodding melodic and catchy beat. Pretty damn unknown, these guys have a spark going for them that you can't help but like. This has quickly become one of my "must plays" on any indie playlist! Like the melody, but looking for something a bit more energetic? Check out this damn slick remix by "Starlinger": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-UQadz7dog It's so perfect I might even prefer it to the original. 

Makes me want to...
Cuddle up to my partner with a big mug of hot chocolate and watch old movies on VHS tapes.

Like these guys? Check out...
Deerhunter, Stornaway, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Jamie XX - NY Is Killing Me

I'm not posting this so much for the musical find, though I absolutely adore both Jamie XX's insane remixing skills and Gil's pure talent. I'm posting this because a great man died today, Gil Scott-Heron, a poetic genius and "bluesology" master. A man who dedicated his life to exposing political truths in musical ways, recently releasing an album called "I'm new here" which was thoughtfully remixed by Jamie XX in a dazzling electronic way, have a listen. This is a tribute to him, Gil Heron-Scott and al he has contributed to the creative scene.

Like Jamie XX? Check out...
Ghostpoet, Darkstar, Matthew Dear


 Rest In Peace Gil Scott-Heron


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Forest Fire - Fortune Teller

This is forest fire, an unsigned act that are gaining some significant momentum on the internet scene. Already making an appearence as (no less than) the first track on the popular indie album (and my personal favourite) "Rought Trade/Counter Culture 09" I can see a bright future for these guys. They have a raw, distinct and pure sound. Summery and cool, Forest Fire are one to watch!

Like these guys? Check out...
Trophy Wife, Django Django,  Meursault

Indie Status
Rising stars, Truely independent



Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Warpaint - Undertow

Though perhaps not the most unknown band, it's something you have to hear, this all-female band are really hitting it big in the indie scene with their dreamy and floaty sound that submerges you into another realm of Psychedelic peace, I find this sleepy song to be utterly relaxing. Already appearing on Jools Holland and lined up for tours across the world, Warpaint are expected to make it big.

Like these guys? Check out...
James Blake, Beach House,  Wild Beasts


What do you think?


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Beat Connection - In The Water

What an absolute gem of an indie band. The Electro-Duo from America's debut album "Surf Noir" is already finding it's place in the indie scene. Their sound goes hand in hand with summer and dancing, listen to these guys whenever you're feeling down and it will perk you right up. This has to be one of my favourite releases of 2011 so far. Let's make these guys big! I expect great things from these guys.

Like these guys? Check out...
Millionyoung,  NazcarNation, Tortoiseshell




Beaty Heart - "Drum Trio"

These guys are all about the rhythm and beats. If you're wondering how I came to that conclusion, well, 3 of the 4 band members play drums. I think "trippy drum machines" sums up this band nicely. So if you're looking for something a little out of the way, and a little experimental, give these guys a listen. They're little unknown right now, it's people like you who will decide their fate.

Like these guys? Check out...

Animal Collective


Friday, 20 May 2011

The Residents - Constantinople

Where to begin?
For those who have never heard of "The Residents" (and I wouldn't suprised) they are the epitome of avant-garde insanity, a "group" of anonymous musicians and chaos-causers that live to make trippy beats and mind-bending videos. These guys don't conform to the normal and they want you to know that. Sigh, well I've really run out of words, just watch the video and have your head explode.

Like these guys? Check out...
Tuxedomoon, Physic TV, Faust


Jai Paul - BTSTU

Jail Paul is another rising star on the Indie scene. Recently signed to XL recordings, he's sure to make it big. His soft, whispering hypnotic tune "BTSTU" has hit it big already with indie lovers. So check out this raw fresh tune before mainstream beats it to death.

Offical Page & Download

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Hello! And welcome, heres my first tune.

Discovering these guys was a joy, they possess a raw independent sound that I can't help but love. I found them through searching the "Rockness" fesitval line-up in the recently added section, though they aren't big now, I expect them to boom in popularity after they play the festival. And I encourage you to watch the video too, it's perfectly artistic (I hope I'm not coming off as too pretentious!)

Turns out they're native Irishman, really into mixing up sounds for the hell of it. What's not to love?


~ Faun