By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 10th December 2013 at 10:00 am
Just in case you haven’t bought Christopher Paul Stelling‘s wonderful sophomore album ‘False Cities’ released earlier this year yet, the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter is offering up a track from the album for free download. Listen to and grab the powerful ‘Free to Go’ for your very own below.
And in case you’re stuck on getting a unique Christmas present for that someone special, look no further: Stelling is handy with leathercraft and is selling limited edition leather wallets handmade by him. They’re US$20 plus shipping and can be bought from his official Web site.
By Mary Chang on Friday, 6th December 2013 at 10:00 am
It’s been 2 years since Cashier No. 9 released their debut ‘To the Death of Fun’ on Bella Union. I was just wondering the last couple of days when I was writing this post on ‘Goldstar’ on my lyrics interpretation site Music in Notes what the Belfast band were up to these days. Well, we now know they were recently busy recording this cover of Harry Nilsson’s ‘Moonbeam Song’, from his 1971 album ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’. More chill than we’re used to from the folks that gave us ‘Oh Pity’, it’s still nice to know they’re still together. Have a listen and grab the mp3 for free if you like from the Soundcloud widget below.
By Mary Chang on Thursday, 5th December 2013 at 10:00 am
Hailing from London, Tourist is the stage name of electronic artist William Phelps. You will no doubt be hearing more about him in the coming months, as he was one of many UK acts announced on the second SXSW 2014 band announcement list in mid-November. But first, to get acquainted with his style, why not download an EP of his for free? Noisetrade is offering up his debut EP ‘Placid Acid’ in exchange for your email address here.
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 10:00 am
Hatcham Social drummer Finnigan Kidd has a new solo project now, called Blue Moon. We’ve just been tipped off to a new four-track EP, probably best described as sombre yet beautifully atmospheric, that’s absolutely, positively free to you. Listen to the tracks in the player below, and if you like the music and fancy getting the super limited edition coloured cassette (ooh), that’s only 5 quid. Cheap as chips. For more information on purchasing, visit Blue Moon’s Bandcamp.
By Mary Chang on Monday, 2nd December 2013 at 10:00 am
You’ve never heard Fenech-Soler like this. Or at least I certainly haven’t. ‘Quick As They Run’ is an outtake from their current ‘Rituals’, and I can see why they did not include it on there. On the flip side, I can see someone who likes harder rock (paging John Fernandez…) enjoying this bit of anarchy a little too much. Have a listen and grab it for your very own from the Soundcloud widget below.
By Mary Chang on Friday, 29th November 2013 at 10:00 am
Eclectic singer and electronic and guitar artist Sivu is currently on tour supporting TGTF friends Stornoway. No rest for the weary though; straight after the Stornoway tour, he will on a co-headlining tour with Marika Hackman that begins on the 10th of December in Brighton.
Ahead of that tour, here is a free download of a track he and Marika collaborated on, called ‘I Hold’. It all adds up to a Sivu lends electro eeriness to the track, while Miss Hackman provides her usual style of dreamy vocals. Haunting. Listen to and grab it for free below.