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At their peak, Murphy and a crack team of touring musicians delivered an electrifying experience live; a clutter of strobes, beats, layers of synths and innovative percussion. On record, LCD captured the essence of the flourishing NYC dance-rock scene that thousands of artists and bands between Brooklyn and Brighton looked to emulate and be part of. [read more]
Jonathan Rado sounds pretty tired when I reach him in Brooklyn. Foxygen played the Music Hall of Williamsburg on North 6th Street the night before; after the gig they went on to DJ at another venue in the neighbourhood. [read more]
The nominations for the this year's AIM Independent Music Awards have been unveiled. [read more]
Hello. You look hot today. I'm Lyle, I live in Birmingham. During the day, I pester music and news journos, look for pictures of dogs playing guitars to tweet about and write about artists, events and suchlike for two awesome music venues in the city. [read more]
'This new Kavinsky track makes me want to fight crime' tweeted a fan a few weeks back, perhaps referring to the single 'Protovision', released in early February ahead of first full-length album Outrun. It's the kind of track that you'd listen to whilst driving a tank with a Ferrari engine under the bonnet through the walls of buildings, should you ever get the chance. [read more]
2012 is looking rosy for Andy Carthy, aka Mr Scruff, British DJ, beatmaker, artist and tea propagandist - returning to base camp after a month of gigs in Switzerland and France, the Ninja Tune veteran has artwork and studio stuff to take care of before heading off on a stretch of UK and Ireland dates, plus his first festival set of the year at Snowbombing in April. [read more]
Ex-20th Century Records president Russ Regan, the man responsible for launching the careers of the Beach Boys, Elton John and Barry White amongst others, once said "I think anyone with less than 10 years experience in this business starting his own label is looking to create a disaster." [read more]
In their own words, Speech Fewapy was founded so the members of four-piece band The Traps and brains behind the Birmingham based record and clothing label could "release their own EPs without the added constraints of external pressures forced upon them by music industry types or by God himself." [read more]
The Golden Record, named after a playable collection of Earth related sounds and samples stored on the Voyager spacecrafts, is the debut album by Canadian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Little Scream. An incredible and atmospheric work, the recording was co-produced by Richard Reed Parry [Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre], the album also features Aaron Dessner [The National], Sarah Neufeld [Arcade Fire] and a slew of Montreal talent. The 405 caught up with her to talk SXSW,... (continued) [read more]
From her recently released Lovebound EP.
Stock footage is spliced with VHS-quality shots for a comprehensive picture of running wild.
The netart-odyssey feel of the visuals suit the mild psychedelia of the track very well indeed.
Little Simz has also been nominated for Best International Act: UK category at the 2015 BET Awards.
What a beautiful week for new music, and new old music. We've got the likes of ASHA providing slick, confessional 2K15 R&B, and a 40-year jam from the incredible Dalton. Traverse the spectrum with us.
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