Noisia, Ed Rush & Optical – ‘Brain Bucket’

I’ve really enjoyed both Noisia and Ed Rush & Optical’s most recent albums, news that the pair had ventured into the studio together to work on some form of collaboration was very welcome indeed.

The result of this coming together of two heavy weights? So far we have ‘Brain Bucket’ to sink our teeth into, a pretty outlandish synth straddling drum n bass tune from two parties on top of their game. It’s not clear yet whether there is more to come from this studio incursion but lets hope so.

If you haven’t already done so check out Noisia’s Split The Atom & Ed Rush & Optical’s Travel The Galaxy, two execellent albums.

Noisia, Ed Rush & Optical – Brain Bucket

Yes Cadets – ‘Lies’ (Super Extra Bonus Party Remix)

Super Extra Bonus Party have been pretty quiet of late, by their standards anyway, so I was delighted to receive this gem of a remix from SEBP’s Cormac over the weekend. It’s a crackin’ rework of Belfast band Yes Cadets recent single ‘Lies’ – brimming of glitchy and  ravey vibes.

Yes Cadets play Crawdaddy on Saturday night with support from Funeral Suits and Talulah does The Hula. Tickets are €8 or €10 on the door.

Yes Cadets – Lies (Super Extra Bonus Party Remix)

Tap Tap: An Overlooked Gem

Tap Tap is a side project of Thomas Sanders, lead singer/guitarist for Pete and the Pirates which is now two albums in, Lanzafame (2006) and On My Way (2009).

The fruit of Sanders simple yet effective approach is perfectly crafted quintessentially English jangly indie/folk with touches of 60’s psychedelia – think of a cross between The Beach Boys, Syd Barrett and Mystery Jets. It flips between the melancholic and beautiful, to the rowdy and rousing without ever feeling forced or misplaced, all while being ridiculously catchy. Sanders timeless songwriting of everyday ponderings coupled with his wonderfully soothing vocals makes for a rather special listen and places it head and shoulders above many contemporaries.

Get your ears around new song ‘Dry Dry Land’ and the emotionally charged drunken ponderings of ‘Half Moon Street’ – perfect for relaxing with on a sunny afternoon.

Mp3: Tap Tap – Dry Dry Land

Mp3: Tap Tap – Half Moon Street

Carl Barat – ‘Run With The Boys’

It’s a big week for Carl Barat, The Libertines long-awaited reunion at Leeds and Reading is only a few days away and his new track ‘Run With The Boys’ from his so far untitled solo album has been premiered on BBC Radio.

The song doesn’t sound quite like anything he’s done before, pertaining little of his previous endeavours with The Libertines or Dirty Pretty Things. It seems he’s got some new ideas and direction throwing in elements of  jazz and lots of trumpets to produce a sound hugely reminiscent of some of the less punky Jam material like ‘A Town Called Malice’ or The Divine Comedy’s ‘National Express’.

It’s a very catchy song but what this means for the rigours of an album is unknown but full judgement is reserved till the album drops. What do you reckon?

Mp3: Carl Barat – Run With The Boys

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Captain Moonlight: ‘Agroculture Trilogy’ For Free

Ireland’s premier purveyor of hip-hip Captain Moonlight has made his exceptional Agroculture Trilogy available for free digital download via bandcamp. He’s one of the few musicians willing to speak his mind on serious and controversial political issues while producing intelligent, honest, hard-hitting, often humorous hip-hop.

My admiration for this guys talent is well noted so I won’t digress any further – here’s three reasons to get the albums.

Grab all three albums from the Agroculture TrilogyLive From the Farmshed | Return of the Barnstormers | On the Lough here

New Flying Lotus EP – Pattern + Grid World

Hot on the heels of Cosmogramma earlier this year Flying Lotus follows up with a new EP called Pattern + Grid World on the 20th of September. The EP out on Warp will feature seven new tracks and here’s a taster of what we can expect, ‘Camera Day’, which has that unique and magical freshness that marks all his work.

Flying Lotus – Camera Day

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Alex Metric: DJ Mix – Aug 2010

Alex Metric has been in flying form this year (remember the Stylo & Sabotage mixes?), his latest mixtape is no different. Excellent tunes from Phoenix, Mystery Jets, Holy Ghost!,  Boys Noize, Orbital, Kele, Jamaica and more. Tracklisting after the jump.

Alex Metric: DJ Mix – Aug 2010

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