Online vintage clothing store “Scary Canary” has a new range in for summer!
Supported by people such as Kayla Hadlington the young style icon, and advertising in Vogue, Scary Canary is defiantly the place to get your vintage clothes this year.
If you’re like me and can spend ages looking in charity and thrift stores looking for the perfect classic outfit and never find anything, this is the place for you whatever your budget! They have everything you could want from a 50s Style Floral Sweetheart Dress to a mens 80s Bomber Jacket. ALso stocking brands such as Monkee Genes and Mina UK.
Dallas Greens third spectacle in his career as City and Colour is nothing short of inspiring. By spectacle of course, I refer to his recently released compilation of wondrous compositions, effectively titled ‘Little Hell’.
From my very purchase of the new album, it was just the beginning of the journey that the record has taken me in these last few weeks. At a first listen, it was hard to decipher whether it’s the same music I fell for throughout the course of the first two records ‘Sometimes’ and ‘Bring Me Your Love’. However as I grew ever more sunk into the record, I shortly came to realize its very much the same Dallas as always, he has but adapted and grown in all musical and songwriting aspects. As I listened more and more to each song, I began to relate even further to the record than I have even with the past two, and I’m sure I can speak for the majority of Greens followers when I state this. With songs such as ‘Northern Wind’, a brutally honest and humble song of love, to ‘Fragile Bird’ the first Single off the album and inevitably the most diverse track, it’s a journey well worth the experience.
The blues influence and touch of soul in this record has hooked me from beginning till end. With tracks such as ‘Weightless’ and ‘At The Birds Foot’, it’s a voice not yet heard from Dallas till now. The monstrous solo that breaks in during ‘Hope For Now’ was frankly shivering, whilst the slow country western influence in ‘Sorrowing Man’ is equally relaxing. Dallas has expanded himself and his music both emotionally and practically in his latest achievement, going from simple acoustic performances in his last couple records to now full band instrumentation throughout the bulk of the record. A few simple acoustic tracks still remain however and are unquestionably in keeping, and in touch, with the nature of City and Colour at its most vulnerable and best.
The use of slide guitar with an impeccable mix of reverb in some tracks such as ‘Natural Disaster’ give such a spacious preciousness that is ever so endearing whilst the overwhelming organ that breaks in during ‘Sorrowing Man’ is altogether a desirably authentic and passionate work of art.
In the short documentary that comes with the deluxe edition of the disk, Dallas understands that people relate to most music due to the emotional period of their life that they may experience at most points in their life, and as he has taken this record to an emotional place that he is in his life, some people may not be able to relate to it. He is ok with the fact that a lot of fans may not like his new record merely due to the fact that he has undertook a different aspect to his music. This is why I respect Dallas not only as a musician, but also as a man, and is the very reason I will forever continue to listen to his music.
Dallas sure has taken a leap of faith with the fans in this record, however its faith that we have always held. Whether your a City and Colour follower or not, there is always something there hidden in the midst of the music’s emotion that you will relate to, and it is that which you will forever fall in love with.
Little Hell is a must listen and a must experience.
Okay, now I know this is my third post on Moddi as an artist, but that should show you all just how talented this guy is. I have picked this particular track just because of the sheer energy he creates, if you listen from 3.35 onwards then you’ll see what I mean.
Vocally flawless, being able to witness Moddi play live is certainly an experience that will stay with you for the whole of your life. As I have mentioned before his intricate and unique playing style captivates the whole audience literally to the extent that you can hear a pin drop during the quite parts of his songs.
As always I hope you enjoy listening to the music we post here at CAB and I look forward to hearing some requests from you all in the “Ask” box.
Best listened to with your speakers on Full;
Now I know I haven’t posted anything of this genre recently, and I can only blame that on the good weather putting me on the ultimate chilled out mood, but now that the rain has flooded the streets of Glasgow once again, you guys are in for a treat.
After killing Club520 in Glasgow not that long ago, Dillion Francis has boosted himself to a special place in my heart where only artists like Crookers and Kissy Sellout have made it to in the past.
Don’t let the slow-ass tempo of this track put you down. It isn’t quite Dubstep, but the beat will defiantly take a hold of your body to the extent that by the end of the night you’ll be rubbing deep-heat on every joint.
Give it a listen and let me know what you think!
So the summer is fast approaching, and I thought to myself that I’d throw together a proper chilled out playlist for you all to enjoy. If you are running Spotify premium then fire it into one of your offline playlists and enjoy it in the sun! I know no one actually uses these BtOpenzones…
ANYWAY! Sit back, and enjoy the music!
Clicky for CABview’s Summer Chillout
- You don’t know how lucky you are - Keaton Henson
- Moonchild - Moddi
- To build a home - The Cinematic Orchestra
- Dreamin’ - Feldberg
- Choice Notes - Alex Winston
- Jacksonville - Sufjan Stevens
- Welcome home, son - Radical Face
- Bedroom Eyes - Natty
- Leaving Blues - Bombay Bicycle Club
- Swimming Song - Vetiver
- Spanish Sahara - Foals
- Return to sender - Elvis Presley
- Pole - Frightened Rabbit
- July - Natty
- Quiet - This will destroy you
- Uptown Top Rankin - Althea and Donna
- Heartbreaker - Metronomy
- Einaudi: Ora - Ludovico Einaudi
- Dance this mess around - The B-52’s
- Blood Bank - Bon Iver
- Swim until you can’t see land - Frightened Rabbit
- Barrie for billy mackenzie - Rockettothesky
- I’d rather dance with you - Kings Of Convenience
- Elephant Gun - Beirut
- Crystalised - The xx
- Someone to watch over me - Coeur de Pirate
- White winter hymnal - Fleet Foxes
- Skinny love - Bon Iver
- I woke up today - Port O’Brien
The post-hardcore, pop rock band from England were on top form the other night in Glasgow as part of their supporting tour with Underoath of the UK! Playing old favorites and some new tracks the crowd loved it, and went crazy for each song! The boys where on top form as usual!
The thing about seeing these smaller bands you get the sweet intimate atmosphere that you don’t feel with the bigger acts.
Also, its not too late to see them if you missed the Underoath tour because Deaf Havana have their own tour coming up from 14 of May til the 23rd of June! They are a summer must see, so check it out!
An absolutely jaw dropping series of music videos from electronic Russ Chimes.
Filmed beautifully with the Canon EOS 5d mkII, EOS 7D and Red MX, this mini series has everything that you could ask for, Cars, violence, sunglasses and a happy outcome, there really is no reason why you wouldn’t watch it.
Without giving away the whole story, the three covers the relationship between a young couple who get into a deadly situation.
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Russ Chimes, who is also a member of the fantastic French group “Valerie Collective” , will litelary put your dancing shoes on for you and kick you out the front door whilst shouting “don’t come back ‘till you’ve worn them through!”
What I mean to say is I don’t see how you can listen to his music and not feel like you have to dance to it. His electronic remixes and DJ sets seem to take a strong influence from the disco scene, proving that the 70’s wasn’t just an embarrassment.
Give these these two songs a listen and as always, let me know what you think.
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold (Russ Chimes Remix)
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix)
Thanks for reading!
Royksopp have always been a big part of my life. Their visually abstract approach to music I feel has always influenced what I do and create as a photographer. As strange as that may sound.
The electronic duo consists of both Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland who grew up with each other as school mates in a small town called Tromsø in Norway.
Ever since they formed in 1998, they have pretty much stretched every sub-genre of electronic music to the extent that it is almost a new genre entirely, And have done so by teaming up with a number of equally tripped-out artists one of which being the well known artist Fever Ray.
After producing their first joint track “What Else is There?” with fever ray, Royksopp as a band almost doubled their fan base over night. Karin Dreijer (lead singer of Fever Ray)’s unique stage appearance I feel is reflected in a number of Royksopps music videos to date.
If you are a fan of “Trippy” and “Artistic” music videos, I would certainly reccomend you check out both Royksopp and Fever Ray’s youtube channels.
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Okay, so last year I had one of my first impulse buys in HMV and decided that this particular Vinyl was what I wanted. Took it home and fired it into my mums record player but did not expect my mind to be blowen away as much as this!
A particularly phenomenal track which I think re-kindled my love of those sharp rhythmic electro hits.
As always I would LOVE to hear what you guys think of my music, and if you have any tracks that you have discovered yourself then please let me know. If you love discovering music then I would love for you to share your findings.
Ritual (Album Review)
‘Ritual’ is the new release from English gloom-rockers White Lies.
Questions have been asked whether they have produced an album worth its wait, or merely buckled intensely from post debut expectations.
Well, most of the songs begin with a slow, depressive theme – What White Lies are good at. However, it really isn’t until the latter part of the tracks that the band really give us what we’ve been waiting for.
The choruses and middle sections of the songs are powerful, developing a much heavier guitar sound, deeper bass and highly memorable lyrics than debut album ‘To Lose My Life’.
Tracks such as ‘Peace and Quiet’, ‘Holy Ghost’ and ‘Bigger than Us’ deliver the stronger aspects of the album with huge guitar riffs and truly epic vocals.
The band have definitely adopted a newer electronic sensation on this album, imputing electronic drums and synth – a possible new direction for the gloom-rock three piece.
I would highly recommend giving this album a listen. It might not hit you the first time, but go for seconds and you will definitely appreciate the wait.
Peace and Quiet (Track Review)
I can’t help but point out this track. It really is absolutely amazing.
As I’ve said in the review it would probably take a few listens to understand each song in their new album, however this one stands strong from the first listen. It has a very electronic feel right from the beginning and builds progressively into its chorus, ‘I feel this great pressure coming down on me, when my nerve is on the high wire’. Live this song is fuelled with progressive, dynamical emotion.
An amazing return for the spectacular trio that is White Lies.
This is the new single from Radiohead’s long awaited album ‘The King of Limbs’.
I’m currently sitting listening to this for the first time on the radio and it’s amazing. I’ve never paid much attention to Radiohead but I really am digging this track. It’s a real chill out tune but also has some weird energetic concept to it. As always, Thom York’s emotion is defined through his dreamy vocals creating that chill sensation while the music creates some dynamic edge to it.
I would definitely give it a listen. For all you who haven’t heard too much of Radiohead and well, for those Radiohead fans, does it fulfil your expectations?
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Radiohead - Lotus Flower (Video) - this is a weird one, but really does say something about the song itself.
I’m on the same mind set as Bryce here with the whole website being all about ‘new music’. Fair game but I really can’t help bring this album up. It honestly is a masterpiece in mainstream indie/electro pop.
Two Door Cinema Club’s debut album ‘Tourist History’ was first released in March 2010 and you can just tell the album has obvious influences from Bloc Party, early Foals and Vampire Weekend. However, with a lot of definitive influences the album still somewhat stays original to its roots of electro pop. Musically, the album is very attractive with high-scale guitar riffs and punchy bass lines producing a main driving force behind the Trio’s energetic album, complimented perfectly by front man Trimble’s charming and realistic vocals. It may almost be a year old, but the single ‘What You Know’ has just been released and you can find it working its way up chart listings and tracks of the week.
I have never actually rated an album but if I was to rate this one it would get a clear 4/5. It’s nothing new but it is most definitely one of the best albums I have heard this year!
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Okay, so I have come to realise that this cover has been out for a few months now, and that according to our “info” section of this blog we are introducing you guys to “new and exciting” things, but I just can’t get over how perfect this song actually is.
“Only One” originally sung by Rihanna, has been bashed about in the cover / remix kingdom almost since it was released, but this track is BY FAR my favourite version.
So sit back, relax, and just absorb the emotion that Ellie puts into her music.
Three artists you won’t be able to avoid this year!
Mona - A fresh four piece from Nashville US. Big vocal hooks and tight guitar riffs.
The Vaccines - The guys behind this month’s biggest anthem ‘Post-Breakup Sex’. Gloomy vocals, Big hit.
Brother - English four piece with a severe attitude disorder. Check out their single ‘Darling Buds of May’, you might be pleased.