The Centre Piece - It Won't Be Long EP
The second EP from Samuel Hill comes less than 6 months after his brilliant debut White Open Window, and whilst the former was a sweet collection of baroque folk which seemed strongly influenced by his relocation from Canada to Paris this follow up takes on something a bit different. The track Rhythmic Summer sums up both in title and in sound the changes which have occurred between releases;...
Jónsi - Boy Lilikoi
Jónsi of Sigur Rós has launched his personal website in anticipation of his forthcoming solo LP Go, which is scheduled for release on March 22nd 2010. One of the tracks form the album, Boy Lilikoi, is available for free download now by registering your e-mail address on the site. If his Jónsi and Alex project Riceboy Sleeps was a more subdued version of Sigur Rós then this album appears to be...
Eluvium - The Motion Makes Me Last
The first peak at Matthew Cooper’s forthcoming Similes LP which will be released through Temporary Residence on February 23rd. is an interesting one. Cooper’s first dalliance with applying vocals to his patented swirls of rich piano works a treat though thankfully, his wandering falsetto combines perfectly with the stuttering percussion and swells of ambience. All very exciting....
Final Fantasy - Lewis Takes Action
Domino are giving away a free download of a track from Owen Pallett’s forthcoming new album Heartland. You can grab your freebie by simply registering your e-mail address here. Heartland is due for release on January 11th, you can listen to the track Lewis Takes Action below.
Camera Obscura release Christmas cover
Camera Obscura are also getting in on all of this Christmas song malarkey, they’ve decided to release a cover of Jim Reeve’s classic track The Blizzard. It’s being released as an AA 7” with the track Swans, which featured on this year’s album My Maudlin Career. You can listen to The Blizzard below: Camera Obscura on Myspace
There Will Be Fireworks unveil Christmas song
Any regular readers of this blog will likely be well aware of Glasgow’s There Will Be Fireworks by now. You can read my review of their debut album here. Well they’ve only gone and written a Christmas song now, it’s called In Excelsis Deo and predictably, it’s really quite good. Listen and grab your free download below. There Will Be Fireworks on Myspace