The band have experienced major success over the last year with tracks like 'Strong', 'Sights', and 'Hey Now'. Those who caught their set at the Longitude festival will know what a strong live show that they put on. Dan brings you the best bits from their recent set at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
You'll also get a chance to hear a repeat of their chat with Dan after their set at last month's Electric Picnic.
'Crush Songs' is the debut solo album from Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It's heartfelt, honest, and at times near heartbreaking. She wrote it during tough times, but it's not soppy love-lost ballads; what you get here is stripped back songs that show her ability with a minimal amount of production polish.
Limerick's Fox Jaw are back with album number two 'Ghost’s Parade'. Here's a bunch of songs that they can happily bring anywhere, and win audiences with ease. Great song titles to match the tunes - 'Caked In Sin', ‘Weasel’s Hammer’, and the single ‘Falling Debris’. They’ve carved out a sound that’s stays away from anything else that’s around right now.
‘Being’ is quite something. It’s from Mozart's Sister (Montreal’s Caila Thompson-Hannant) who straddles a world between Grimes, Fever Ray, and tUnE-yArD. This is Pop without the corrosive sugar content, and it may turn out to be one of the surprise hits of 2014. It’s impossible to tell just yet, but let’s keep our fingers crossed.
How this album didn’t get embraced in a really big way commercially is a mystery. Released in 2009, it followed their Choice Music Prize-winning debut album. Every indication suggested that this was going to see SEBP make an international impact. As an album, this has everything you could ask for; great songs, a strong cast of guests (Cadence Weapon, Heathers, MayKay from Fight Like Apes, etc.), and the sound of a band in their prime. Track it down listen to it, and enjoy it. Dan features ‘Night Horses’ as this week’s Buried Treasure.
SBTRKT (Feat: Ezra Koenig) – ‘New Dorp. New York’
Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Rocket’
The Wytches - 'Beehive Queen’
Queens Of The Stone Age - 'Burn The Witch'
Will De Burca – ‘American Scene’
Fever The Ghost – ‘Calico’
Wagon Christ – ‘The Funnies’
Harold Faltermeyer – ‘Axel F’
GEM_DOS - 'Embrace The Fear’
Paul Thomas Saunders - 'Wreckheads & The Female Form’
Ann Scott - 'Killerman' (Clone Remix)
Robert Plant & The Sensational Spaceshifters - 'Turn It Up’
Soak – ‘B a noBody’
PJ Harvey – ‘This Is Love’
Mineral – ‘Atoms’
Oasis – ‘Up In The Sky’
We Should Be Dead – ‘Forget Romance Let’s Dance’
The Drays – ‘Fourteenth Floor’
The Kills – ‘Hook & Line’
Fox Jaw – ‘Food For The Soul’
Steve Mason – ‘Fight Them Back’
Fight Like Apes – ‘Crouching Bees’
London Grammar interview (from Electric Picnic 2014)
London Grammar live at The Montreux Jazz Festival:
‘If You Wait’
‘Metal & Dust’
Cloud Castle Lake – ‘Sync’
Mother Love Bone – ‘Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns’
Bat For Lashes - 'Daniel’
The Vincent(s) – ‘Song For The Sea’ (Courtney Taylor Remix)
Depeche Mode - 'Barrel Of A Gun'
Aphex Twin – ‘minipop 67 [120.2][source field mix]
Super Extra Bonus Party (Feat: MayKay) – ‘Eamonn’
Karen O – ‘Singalong’
Folk Implosion – ‘Natural One’
BP Fallon & The Ghosts Wolves – ‘I’m Still Legal (Crazy Crazy)’
Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Harvest Home’
FKA Twigs – ‘Closer’
Primal Scream – ‘Loaded’
Mozart’s Sister – ‘Enjoy’
Adebisi Shank – ‘Mazal Tov!’
Toy – ‘Fall Out Of Love’