Sunday, 20 February 2011

20/02/11 - Lotus Flower.

Radiohead - King of Limbs.
The digital world is buzzing with news of Radiohead's new album "King of Limbs" which was released 24 hours early this weekend.
So far Lotus Flower is all i have listened to as i'm attempting to save myself for the LP, but if i am realistic that is not going to happen.
There is something so magical about Radiohead, whether that is due to their whimsical melodies, or their defying of digital and industry regulations it is hard to say. I can say however that the album is true to form, if you enjoy their previous work you won't be let down. Also i think it is a right treat to see a video so soon, especially when it is featuring the moves of Yorke himself.
Im impressed.
P.s. He definitely stole some of those moves from me.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

19/02/11 - Wish You Were Here.

Incubus - Morning View.
This song reminds me of perfect times. The old perfect someone. It is my "Track of The Day" today as i'm at the old fork in the road. Currently i am at the position and time in life where i need to figure out what i am to do next, reviewing my life so far seems to be the place to go first. It therefore brings me back to old places, old friends, traveling and Incubus.
Sitting on The Downs in Eastbourne and reminiscing of star lit beaches in Thailand whilst listening to "Wish You Were Here" is a defining moment.
Plus it doesn't hurt to listen/look at Brandon Boyd. (WIN)
A little nostalgia never hurt anyone... right?

Friday, 18 February 2011

18/02/11 - Square One Here I Come...

The Hives - The Black and White Album.
Ah, The Hives, what a brilliant band! After receiving some hilarious news yesterday and attempting to pogo around my room to "Hate To Say I Told You So" i rediscovered my love for the swedish 5. "Square One Here I Come" never previously stood out to me, yet today i have listened to it roughly 20+ times - therefore submitting it as "My Track of the Day!" I love the simple lyrics, the upbeat tempo and what i think is the sound of a cow bell? Or perhaps the two halves of a coconut being hit together...
I think i looked really special rocking out to it whilst driving home today.
I'm sure that the majority have heard other tracks of theirs from a few car adverts, but perhaps not this one.

Monday, 14 February 2011

14/02/11 - Fleur De Saison.

Emilie Simon - Emilie Simon.
This is my track of the day. Listen to it. I have not alot to say today.
Enjoy it. If anyone can translate, please do. I know i can look it up on google but where is the fun in that?
Whimsical. Feeling it.

After posting this I have watched the video for the first time, and absolutely hate it! As my friend Amelia ( has pointed out it looks like a "kin" perfume advert. I recommend you just listen to it. Don't, under any condition watch the video. It has ruined my track of the day post. FML.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

13/02/11 - Not About Love.

Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine.
Have you ever had one of those days where you make a stupid decision? Well today, is a day like that, except i didn't make the stupid decision. Confusing? Tell me about it.
The beat, rhythm and feel of this song match my day. I also chose this song partially because of the video. Nothing gets better than Zach Galifianakis, full stop. Fiona Apple is a longtime love of mine, i j'adore her, so i am surprised that i only came across this video a few days ago. Its a total Win.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

12/02/11 - Untitled...

Fever Ray -
O.K. So today's track of the day is a tricky one! I heard it originally whilst watching the trailer for the new Red Riding Hood movie - which comes out next month. My attention peaked at 44 seconds when there are female vocals that sound slightly like Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeah's. According to geeks on the net, it is actually the artist Fever Ray, (who is in The Knife) but it is difficult to confirm as the song hasn't been released yet.
Take a listen, hopefully it will leak soon!

P.s. Can i just say that this movie looks just like Twilight and guess who directed it. Yep you got it, Catherine Hardwicke! Also what is up with the male leads Pattinson-esque hair, really?! Would they have even had the means to have created that look in the time the movie is set. Grr.

Moan over.

Friday, 11 February 2011

11/02/11 - Pull Out + Romantic Rights.

Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine.
Today's track of the day is dedicated to these dirty men, Death From Above 1979. It is only fair to post 2 tracks. Tickets went on sale this morning for some one off gigs, which have been well awaited and anticipated - it was about time they got their act together! I luckily managed to bag a couple tickets with the help of mi madre (thanks!) although they sold out within the first hour.
Give this duo a listen, they are great. I remember listening to them on my daily march into secondary school years and years ago!
Also just a little tip, don't listen to them whilst in an MRI machine...

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

09/02/11 - Inertia Creeps.

Massive Attack - Mezzanine.
Wow, i have really slipped up with the blogging at the moment! Oops. In all fairness i do have a pretty good excuse - which i'm not going to post on here.
I have been feeling very mellow recently which is odd considering i am in my final year and semester of university. It might have something to do with filling my ears with the likes of Portishead, Radiohead and Massive Attack.
There is just something about the beats. I think i might spend tomorrow listening to Deftones, Finch and Death From Above 1979 just for a change. Shake up the pace a little.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

05/02/11 - Wandering Star

Portishead - Dummy.
Finally i have Dummy on vinyl! I arrived back at my mum's house to a nice present from amazon - a present from myself. Doe's anyone else find the way that they pack vinyl ridiculous? You could fit a child in the box mine came in.
After a brilliant but almost sleepless 48 hours my "Track of the Day" is Wandering Star, it's perfect for my hazy brain.
I'm going to go rest my eye's so relax and enjoy.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

03/02/11 - Is there a ghost.

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin.
O.K. So i might have forgotten yesterday to post my "Track of the Day" but to be fair it was a slightly chaotic day!
I have been listening to Band of Horses religiously for the past few days as they are playing in Bexhill tomorrow night, i haven't a ticket yet but i'm 90% sure i'm going to be there! Their motivational sounding tracks make for some easy listening and that live would be perfect.
Enjoy the track, maybe don't watch the video and just listen. I don't get it...

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

01/02/11 - Where the wild roses grow.

Nick Cave & Bad Seeds Ft. Kylie Minogue.
So my first "Track of the Day" in February is "Where the wild roses grow." I first heard this song when a friend of mine burnt it to a C.D for me back in the days of college - years ago. I asked for a depressing mix C.D, and that is what i got.
This song is beautiful, and can be appreciated at the end of a long, exhausting day! Well i think so anyway.
Kylie should do more like this!