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MP3 of the Day #817: The Crookes

By on Friday, 28th March 2014 at 10:00 am

Ahead of the release of their third album ‘Soapbox’ on the 14th of April on Fierce Panda, The Crookes are giving away an album track via Noisetrade. You can grab ‘Marcy’, track #8 of the new LP, in exchange for your email address via this link.

We saw a fair bit of the Sheffield band when we were in Austin for SXSW 2014, including their appearances at Empire Control Room on Wednesday afternoon, their star turn headlining their American label Modern Outsider’s showcase at Parish Underground Wednesday night, a secret Sofar Sounds show Thursday evening, and at the British Music Embassy on Saturday afternoon.


MP3 of the Day #816: Cloud Boat

By on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 at 10:00 am

Sadly, I missed London’s Cloud Boat at SXSW 2014 (sob). But there is good news: a new album on R&S is supposed to drop this summer. I’m guessing this track, ‘Carmine’, will be on the second LP offering. Listen to and grab it while you can from the Soundcloud widget below.


MP3 of the Day #815: Model Aeroplanes

By on Thursday, 6th March 2014 at 10:00 am

The life of a music editor is, well, busy. That’s the only explanation (I know, weak) that I haven’t written a Bands to Watch on Dundee’s Model Aeroplanes yet. I think they’re great – I tipped them last autumn on Generator’s Tipping Point, so it’s not like I haven’t been in the know, hardly!

Here is your chance to get acquainted with them: a free download of new track ‘Innocent Love’. You’ll hear snatches of Two Door Cinema Club and Friendly Fires (no wonder I like these boys -they’re making me recall the early days of my blogging career in 2009 and I’m enjoying the look back!), but with harmonies. Listen to it below and if you like it, grab it for your very own. Enjoy!


MP3 of the Day #814: Spring Offensive

By on Wednesday, 26th February 2014 at 10:00 am

Were you as spellbound by Spring Offensive‘s video for ‘Hengelo’ as we were? Well then, we have a treat for you this morning: an acoustic version of the song from the Oxford band for absolutely nothing. Listen to the track below and if you fancy it, grab it for your own music collection for free. You’re welcome.


(SXSW 2014 flavoured!) MP3 of the Day (and more!) #813: The Wytches

By on Tuesday, 25th February 2014 at 10:00 am

When the NME describes a band as “…equal parts sordid, spiteful and slightly damaged”, it doesn’t give me a whole lot of faith. The Wytches of Peterborough want you to have their song ‘Gravedweller’, from their forthcoming debut album out later this year, for absolutely free. Grab it in exchange for your email address below. We’ve also handily embedded the promo video for the track below too. Wigged out, man.


MP3 of the Day #812: Cut Copy

By on Friday, 21st February 2014 at 10:00 am

Australian dance band Cut Copy are giving away this remix of ‘We Are Explorers’; the original form is available on the band’s fourth album ‘Free Your Mind’ released last year. As might be expected from a remix by DFA Records’ Larry Gus, it’s absolutely wonderful, with Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford oozing, “to me, this remix epitomizes everything that is incredible about Larry Gus. He is a master at collaging together obscure sounds and live percussion to create something magically evocative and new”. We agree!

The Australians have a conspicuous SXSW 2014-shaped hole in their touring schedule in March; nothing’s confirmed yet, but if you’re a fan, keep your ears to the ground just in case. Previously announced and currently on sale UK and Irish dates for April are listed here.


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