Tuesday Playlist No.56: #NowPlaying.

Tuesday Playlist No.56: #NowPlaying.

I thought I would take a detour from our usually themed playlist to bring you 15 tracks I have been listening to lately. I think will also do more of that on my future Tuesday Playlists. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Bob Dylan, New Order, Jamie XX, James Bay, Tito Alberti Y Su Orquesta and many more. Those of you who know me might also now that the 15 tracks include recent releases, songs that I had not heard before and songs that popped up again that I have always loved or did not pay attention to before but now have.  

New Reels: ‘Do Matter’ by Plaid

New Reels: ‘Do Matter’ by Plaid

Stalwarts of British electronic music return with the second single from their forthcoming album The Digging Remedy. Plaid seem to have been around forever. In fact, they’ve been around for some 25 years making music that fits in to any number of categories whilst at the same time not really fitting in to any of them. You can call it IDM, ambient-techno, post-techno; whatever you like, but ultimately it doesn’t really matter, least of all one suspects to the duo themselves. The rush by so many critics and fans of electronic music to constantly stick some kind of label on Read more »

New Reels: ‘Old Skool’ by Metronomy

New Reels: ‘Old Skool’ by Metronomy

This week we showcase the new single from this highly groovy British electronic four-piece. It’s almost ten years since Metronomy released their first lp Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe) and this July sees the release of their fifth entitled Summer 08, which is preceded by this, the lead single. The video, directed by Dawn Shadforth, sees a clearly dysfunctional couple enduring the false niceties of an increasingly out-of-control dinner party. It’s great fun and yet has a definite dark edge borne of the increasing sense of discomfort arising from the couple’s ever clearer loathing of each other. As Read more »

Música en mi primer idioma: Café Tacuba

Música en mi primer idioma: Café Tacuba

México is a land of musicians galore, constantly supplying wonderful and innovative sounds and songs, but in the 1990´s there was a band who ruled undisputed over all others: Café Tacuba. The video that introduced me to the band was this one, María. Its the name of the band’s debut album, released by Warner Music México on july 28th, 1992. I remember it was such a different thing to what was making the rounds on MTV en Español at the time…I immediately loved it. Since the beginning, the band wanted to be faithful to their Mexican identity. The video stars Read more »

New Reels: ‘No Milk, No Sugar’ by Islands

New Reels: ‘No Milk, No Sugar’ by Islands

Canadian indie band Islands are back with TWO RECORDS and we are loving their new material. “No Milk, No Sugar” – Islands The band has been busy. Their two albums Taste and Should I Remain Here at Sea will be out on May 13th. They have also announced a new tour. Some of you may remember Islands by their previous music and some of you may only know them because of relatively famous lead singer Nick Thorburn, A.K.A. Nick Diamons, who has also been lead singer in the bands The Unicorns, Th´Corn Gangg, Reefer and Human Highway, and who lately has been involved Read more »