Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Whatever you think about the NME (Noel Gallagher on the cover again? Really??), you have to give them credit for naming Haim as one of most exciting bands of 2012 so far. The female three-piece from LA have been getting a lot of hype since their set at SXSW earlier this year, and with absolute gems like 'Forever' and 'Better Off', it's easy to see why. You can listen to their three track E.P. below, but if you head over to their website then you can download the whole thing for free! Don't you love it when bands give you stuff for free?. Keep your eyes out for these girls, they're gonna be huge.


Sunday, 27 May 2012

As the sun has been shining wonderfully for the past couple of days, I think it's time for a summery number. Best Friends are 4-piece from Sheffield that have recently signed to my favourite indie label, Art Is Hard. They make fuzzy, lo-fi punk noise with a nostalgic edge to it. If The Drums decided to put some distortion on their guitars and be a bit less pretentious, they would probably sound like this. If you head over to their bandcamp you can listen to a shit load of great songs from two E.P's. My personal favourite is this song 'Wasting Time',  which has been stuck in my head for bloody weeks. 

Radio Ladio

This is my DIY Show from the 25th of May. Classic Album of the day was Bloc Party's Silent Alarm.
Track Listing

Moby – Honey
Jay Reatard – My Shadow
Bloc Party – Like Eating Glass
The New Union – It’s You
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Sharks – Brassneck
Native Tongue – Read Lips
The Walkmen – The Rat
Awesome Wells – Arna
The Beach Boys – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
LCD Soundsystem – Time to Get Away
Haim – Better Off
Bloc Party – Banquet
Mensch – Swim Swim
Grimes – Symphonia IX
Lianne La Havas – Forget
The Swing Movement – Hurricane
Mos Def – Habitat
Embers – Tunnel Vision
My Bloody Valentine – Come in Alone
Passion Pit – The Reeling
Bloc Party – So Here We Are
Sons Between Guns – Start The Day Anew
The Ramones – Do You Wanna Dance?
Real Estate – Wonder Years
Best Friends – Wasting Time
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows

Friday, 25 May 2012


After tuning into some late night 6Music a little while ago, my ears were rattled by the stomping bass and piercing guitar on the track 'Mubu' by this here band Arcs. What I like most about this band is that they don't focus too heavily on the vocals (to say the least, as this song only features five different words), they instead put all of their efforts into creating loud grungy music which keeps building up to reach an inevitable crashing ending. They're a band that are really exciting me at the moment and I suggest that after listening to this song, you get over to their band camp where you can download three tracks for free. Oh, and they're all absolute belters.


Thursday, 24 May 2012


East London foursome Native Tongue have been getting a fair bit of attention recently, having been taken out on tour with Kaiser Chiefs and playing at the Camden Crawl. Their latest single 'Read Lips' is a synth driven beast of a song, with a catchy vocal melody which rides through the verses. It's been remixed by a load of artists including Filthy Dukes and the mighty Death in Vegas, but I personally don't think they come close to the original. You can listen to the original and all the remixes below.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


So a few weeks ago I rumbled down to The Victoria in Birmingham to have a chat with Weird Dreams and watch them play some songs. As expected they were top guys and rawwked the place. Check out the full interview in full below and give their latest single a listen if you haven't listened to them before.

By the way the guy on the right in the above photo with the awkward grimace is me and not one of the band, hi there, nice to meet you.