The Invisible is made up of members of Matthew Herbert's band, the producer Zongamin, and spearheaded by Dave Okum. What started out as David's solo side project quickly morphed in to a fully fledged album project after the initial sessions showed promise.
The end result is an album that is beautiful, full of groove and throughout, has songs which evoke intensity yet still feel kind of accessible. It has been described as the British TV On The Radio with touches of Hot Chip, based on the funk groove, dense mood and soul vocal that simmer throughout. Standouts for me include "London Girl", "OK" and first single "Monster's Waltz".
The Invisible - OK
The Invisible - London's Girl
The Invisible Myspace
Thursday, April 2, 2009
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
Brain Children is the... um, brainchild (oh I get it now, mahaha...) of Mikey Squires from Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Max Crumbs from Catcall. As it stands I've only heard 3 of their songs, two of which are posted on their space, but all 3 are very diverse. You can definitely see the influence from Crumbs' Catcall style of synthy electro music production, but it's all executed with Eddy Current vocals to take away that very poppy female vocal feel of Catcall, giving it an awesomely original sound.
They have a 6 song debut EP on it's way soon (very I hope) but in the meantime check out the below track and wet your palette with a taste of Brain Children's Guts... eewwww!
Brain Children - Guts (Zshare)
Brain Children Myspace
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I know what you're thinking, it sounds like a teen pop electro group, but don't be put off by the name. This 3 piece out of San Fransisco has a raw post-punk feel to their tunes which draws comparisons from a bands like These New Puritans, fellow San Franners The Fucking Champs and even Joy Division (singer Jason Heiselmann's vocals sound remarkably like Ian Curtis in many of their tracks).
I hear their live performnces are amazing with both front-men switching between guitars and synths (sometimes both at the same time!) throughout their set, but I'm yet to see a live show as the band is yet to really create much of a following in Aus, but I think this band is definitely one to keep an ear out for.
Below I've posted my favourite track of their debut, self-titled album which is available to buy on iTunes.
French Miami - Science Fiction (Zshare)
French Miami Myspace
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
What happens when the guitarist from Metronomy goes off and does a side project? This amazing slice of catchy guitar pop. That's what. My personal current favourite endorphin inducer. You can buy this on 7" at Pure Groove if you wanna wanna. or buy it for me for christmas!
Your Twenties - Caught Wheel
Your Twenties Myspace
Wisdom from RJ at Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I've been lazy and haven't been on here for while. However it's certainly not reflective of not finding any great new music.
You might have heard of www.muxtape.com. Basically the 2008 version of the mixtape.
I've put together a batch of mostly new but some old favourite tracks that you can find here: www.nudedeejays.muxtape.com
It starts of a bit soft with tracks by Shocking Pinks, Lykke Li, Band of Horses & Mobius Band.
Then takes a turn and heads off in a disco direction in the form by Hercules & Love Affair, Studio & !!!.
It's not a reflection of a real Nude DJ set. More whats-on-my-headphones-at-the-moment .
Hope you like it.
AND WE PROMISE TO DO A PROPER MIXTAPE SOON!
Wisdom from RJ at Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
It's been a while since I've said this without imitating a fluro teeny-bopper, but - The Presets are awesome... This attitude was greatly helped by the set I saw them play at V Festival in Sydney last weekend (I've put a photo I took from the fest above). It has fully renewed my respect for the Sydney-based twosome. Their set started off with their usual songs off BEAMS which everyone has heard the Presets play numerous times over the past couple of years... But then they started to delve into some of their new songs, and it could have been the drugs and alcohol, but I really, really enjoyed it.
After this experience, I am really looking forward to getting their new album APOCALYPSO which is due for release on April 12th (you can pre-order a copy here). The first single off the album "My People" was quite similar to some of their earlier banging songs, but others e.g. "This Boy's In Love", "Yippiyo Ay" and "If I Know You" are totally different. These songs have the feel of 80s and 90s new wave dance acts like Depeche Mode, New Order, Underworld and The Crystal Method, and this I believe is such a better way to show their musical talent.
It's sometimes easy to forget when brilliant musicians are actually brilliant when their fan-base is predominantly undesirable. It's a lot easier to take the easy road and just dismiss them as another one of "those" acts. But everyone forgets that The Presets are so talented and pretty much created a genre in indie-dance in Australia and in turn The World, and deserve to cash in on their popularity... But enough of that, the new stuff that is coming from the creative brains of Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton is making blood travel to my crotch and I can't wait to listen to the whole album when it comes out next week.. It's posted on their myspace now for those who can't wait. Below I have posted "If I Know You" and an awesome remix of "This Boy's In Love" - enjoy
The Presets - If I Know You (YSI)
The Presets - This Boy's In Love (Lifelike remix) (YSI)
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Monday, March 31, 2008
Hercules and Love Affair; newly poised DFA darlings and trad disco aficionados have released their debut LP across the land.
Their albm, self titled and draped in grand stylings, brings original disco sounds back to a scene full of neu electronic imitations. With one foot firmly in in the disco camp, and the other in 90's house, this album is brimming with diamond studded bass grooves and features Antony of Antony & The Johnsons on several cuts including leading single, "Blind". We've been playing this out since picking it up some time ago.
Apparently the name is a reference that even the most tough, seemingly unbreakable creatures are as susceptible to broken hearts as any.
Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
Hercules and Love Affair - Raise Me Up
Hercules & Love Affair Myspace
Wisdom from RJ at Monday, March 31, 2008