The Listening Post Blog has been off the radar for quite a few months! In this time, The Blog has continued to hunt for new sounds but has been so tied
up with opening a shop that, unfortunately, new posts haven’t been written…
but its back and by means of making amends it has a real treat to share!
This band are no strangers to The Listening Post Blog but have released a new single with which the L.P.Blog are more than happy, ecstatic in fact, to introduce! Get your ears around this, let yourself drown in this new wave of sound…
I cannot ‘big up’ this band enough. Check them out as they are currently doing a few gigs in UK! Music can move, music can make you move and this music shifts the whole goal post! Enjoy!
Post War Glamour Girls + Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister + Godzilla Black
Tuesday 30 April @ The Waiting Room, London175 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0LH (Underneath The Three Crowns)
GENRE: Indie, Electronic, Danish, Soulful Synths, Pop There is a distinct sound emerging from a wave of new artists all of whom are inspired by the old synth-based pop era of music. MØ is a young danish artist who has created her own spin on this sound creating soulful, electronic music. Karen Marie Orsted goes by the name MØ which is an old Norse word meaning Maiden/Virgin. She has been likened to artists such as, Lana Del Ray, Fever Ray and Karen O and is definitely one to look out for. Releasing the single “Pilgrim”, she is now working on on an album. Her haunting-vocals in this track, accompanied by the dub-inspired brass section are driven by a funky clapped rhythm. Listen and enjoy, without a doubt its hard not to!!
GENRE: Experimental, Psych, Rock, Tribal, London The Listening Post Blog is rather excited to share this track with you!. Dark Moon are from London and released this track in August 2011. More information to follow….Anyone hear the Doors ‘The End’ echoing through this?..
Whilst listening to my ipod the other day, “The Dawn is Father to the Sun” came on and I had to check that it wasn’t Wild Beasts! Listen to this track and see what I mean..
But by no means are Stalking Horse another ‘Wild Beasts’, they have captured their own sound and compliment the already popular and current music trend that has risen from bands such as The Wild Beasts, (whom they have toured with) and Grizzly Bear.
Stalking Horse released their debut album “Specters” in May 2012 with their debut single “Heathen Head, Howling Heart” released in May 2011, closely followed by their 2nd single “Waterhole released in November 2011
Debut Single, “Heathen Head, Howling Heart”
GENRE: Blues, Folk, Folk Rock, Indie Blues
Whilst on a roll with the female vocal-based bands, The Listening Post would like to introduce “Peggy Sue”
Formerly known as ‘Peggy Sue and the Pirates, this band originate from Brighton and were formed in 2005. Having released two albums, this song is featured on their second album released in September 2011. They are currently on tour with Jack White!
Here is a live session version of “Cut My Teeth”
GENRE: Indie Pop, Dance Punk, 80′s
FRIENDS DEBUT ALBUM: “MANIFEST”
“Va Fan Gor Du”
This New York band released their debut album back in June this year. Was their first single “I’m his girl” a shape of good things to come? Did the album contain more songs of an equal good sounding nature? The Listening Post would like to say a big ‘yes’ to this and recommends this album. Reviving all of the good sounds from the 1980′s with indie/punk and dance tones, Friends ‘Manifest’ is definitely worth a listen!
GENRE: Indie, Pop, Dance, Chicago
Chicago based duo, Natalie and Elliot Bergman are a relatively new act to hit the scene. Their debut single “Keep You” was released in February this year. With Natalie’s vocals being compared to that of Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, their ‘skanky synth-pop sound is a pleasing combination to the ears.