Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Edei "Forget You Too" (reply to Cee Lo's "Forget You")

From Edei: "Forget You Too (FU2) - how did it come about? Well, a few months ago I did a You Tube cover of Cee Lo Green's 'FU' which I was also performing in the live set with the band, and it occurred to me that I was always singing the story from a male point of view, so I thought it would be cool to write the female side of the story... cos we all know there's ALWAYS 2 sides to every story!! So I made this which I thought might make you smile! So, this is my answer back - 'FU2'. Edei x"

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Watch Edei's cover of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You" below;

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The Chakras "Drifting"

“Epic, swirling psychedelia that recalls Richard Ashcroft’s gang at their peak.” – Q

“Doves-esque soaring melodies” – The Times

The Chakras release their new single, ‘Drifting’ through Planet Function Records on the 1st August 2011.

This young Dublin born, London based five piece commenced their journey almost two years ago, with an early show supporting Ian Brown in Dublin. Brown immediately gave the wide-eyed but confident Irish chaps two enthusiastic thumbs up, and thus begins their story.

Led by brothers Rocky and Gordo Whittaker, but soul mates since their days at school, The Chakras were hell bent on writing music that evoked some sort of reaction. Raised on a diet of Soul In Heaven era Verve self-belief, and Jesus and Mary Chain’s wanton fuzz, the band took an early hazy blueprint of how they wanted to sound and immediately removed anything that might interfere with their creating of it. They killed off long-standing relationships, resigned from the day-jobs and cut local ties, moved to London and have here made a record that took those noisy, hissing 8-track bedroom demos and transformed the very same songs into swirling, guitar-heavy anthems.

‘Drifting’ is the sound of The Chakras experimenting with their most potent weapons, the voice of Rocky Whittaker and the groove-laden, propulsive rhythms of his band. It’s a huge sounding track and one that could propel The Chakras into the public’s consciousness with a impulsive swagger. It’s as infectious as anything, and a big klaxon call to this exciting new Irish act.

Tracklisting: Movement/Build Me A Swan/Beautiful Sorrow/Slowdive/ Drifting (Take A Walk Inside)/We The People/Blinded/ Make It Tonight/Dark Horizon/Nothing Is Forgotten/End: Beginnings

The Chakras are: Rocky Whittaker (vocals), Gordo Whittaker (guitars/vocals), Richie McArdle (guitars), Bryan Pepper (keys, harmonium), Ian Kane (bass/vocals)

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sugarscape "Remember The Reason 4 From Last Year's X Factor?"


Last year on X Factor a group of tattooed builder types called The Reason 4 sailed through the auditions and off to Simon Cowell’s swanky house. Then One Direction came along and became the boy band equivalent of an atomic bomb.

The Reason 4 however have managed to brush off the X Factor and One D debris and come back in fighting pop form. Probably because they’re a man band.

They’re single is called Take It All and is proper anthemic and manly. A similar vibe to when Take That decided to be taken seriously as fully grown adult men.

The video is pretty cool too, in fact take out the cringe slow-motion turns……and they’re on to a winner.

Click here to see the piece in all its glory (and added photos) on Sugarscape

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