Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Greatest Show on Earth & Van Sheezy in the Heezy

I don't feel there is a need to recount how good Daft Punk although I will say I don't know how I will ever be able to go to a dance gig without comparing it to the religious experience that was Neverever Land. If you ever get the chance make sure you don't miss it. The first track for a little reminiscing, the second for some inspiration (the boys really did a good job on being faithful yet different to the original).

Daft Punk - Da Funk / Dadftendirekt (Live)

Nicky Van She & Dangerous Dan - Around The World Again

(Thanks to Willis The Chop for the photo)

After seeing Van She with kindegarten scenesters Operator Please a while ago I have been getting rather anxious and excited about the release of their debut LP. In the meantime we have The Cat & The Eye (d-load here and here), a great laidback 80's synthpop tune that is growing and growing on me. I recently picked up the TC&TE single and discovered the delightful B-side Danny. A bouncy synthy vocoded anthem with sweet guitars and real drums. Also a couple of more obscure remixs to add to your Van She collections.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gold: Pre Settled Tracks in anticipation for DP on Sunday

Holy Shit!
Daft Punk is playing at my park, my park!
In just two sleeps Perth forshore is going to erupt into surely one of the best shows ever to be put on in Dullsville. With a lineup beyond belief (Daft Punk, Cut Copy, Presets, Sebastian and Kavinsky, Muscles, Van She) to say that Perth is more than just a little excited would be a drastic fucking understatement. To celebrate I am posting some newish Presets and the post after this will be some new Van She

I was going to post most recent single My People but that can already be found here, here and here. So instead I thought I'd post a few remixes (all Aussie) and a remix of My People. The Silvershair remix is an interesting one, I really tried to like Silverchair's last album Young Modern, but just couldn't. It's pretentious, dispassionate and I couldn't believe how many fucking ARIAs it won, but who cares about them anyway. The remix is certainly not their finest work but interesting none the less.
Architecture in Helsinki are a good pop band and I have enjoyed all of their albums to date and this take on Heart In Races makes it almost unrecognisable from the original. Gone are the twee pop musings with kettle drums, replaced by heavy encapsulating presetness. Like it, a lot. Not sure if it's as good as the original but this is almost like a completely new song.
Lastly is the Kris Menace remix of My People, I chose this one out of the other two on the single as it is the most interesting and is just a bit more original than the other two that are kinda Ed Banger electro and Gameboy/bleep electro, well maybe this is a little too. Anyway, enjoy
(All in 320kbps) Love Yous All

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Faster Louder Live (Local Extravagnaza!)

Apologies about lack of postage, I don't really have an excuse

First post is a gig review for the Faster Louder show put on @ Amplifier last Thursday.

The lineup was all local bands, 4 of Perth's finest I might add and it was a really good night.

First up on the lineup was the Oasis/Beatlesesque harmonies of The Silents. With their good EP getting good rotation on the J's these boys are on the way up. I really like The Silents and their 23 single/EP that they released last month has some great tracks on it, I am certainly looking forward to getting their debut album, due for release sometime in the not-too-distant future.

The Silents - 23

The Silents - Nightcrawl

Second on the bill were one of my favourite bands floating around the West, Institut Polaire, even though they like so many others are soon to be departing our sun-drenched shores for the bleak grey of Melbourne, hopefully they will do as well there as they have done in Perth. Their recently released standout EP The Fauna And The Flora has as my girlfriend puts it, a little like a country/folk Arcade Fire (there are seven of them) feel to it. I really like these guys and thought they thoroughly desevered to win WAM Song Of The Year prize last year.

Institut Polaire - City Walls & Empires

Institut Polaire - The Flora and the The Fauna Are Too Closely Allied

Next up were Vio-Punkers Streetlight. Streetlight are a band that polarises opinion throughout Perth. You really either love them or hate them with debate often raging about trilby wearing, marracca brandishing frontman Le Craft. I haven't quite made up my mind yet but Streetlight are definitely my least favourite of all the four bands playing on the evening.

Streetlight - Attack That Gentleman

Streetlight - The Poet's Paper Boat

Headlining the night (after flipping coins that morning on radio) were the newest and one of the most quickly rising bands in Perth, Sugar Army. Sugar Army's signatures are constantly changing tempos and time changes with surging guitars and Patrick McLaughlin howlings are going down a treat with local fans and recent EP Where Do You Keep Your Toys kicking a lot of goals with some Triple J play.

Sugar Army - ...And Now You're Old Enough, I Think That You Should Know

Sugar Army - Maybe The Boy Who Cried Wolf Was Just Paranoid

Love Yous Locals