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18 October 2012
SOMETHING TO HOOT ABOUT 31:
We at Owl By Night sometimes just get too greedy with the vast amounts of new music out there to feast upon so we can get a bit behind on things, because of this we are going to make this post a little different. We are just going to include a decent chunk of new music with only a sentence or two to keep things nice and simple; great for us as we can post much newer material fresh off the internet, great for you because you can get more out of this blog. WIN WIN!
ALPHABEAT - "LOVE SEA"
The Danes never cease to tire in making excitable bubblegum pop with splashes of camp showmanship and disco fun. Whilst their last couple of tunes haven't set the charts alight we love them all the same. The clear sample of Whitney Houston's "How Will I know" makes this all the more enjoyable along with the cute music video.
ADVENTURE CLUB - "RETRO CITY"
Whilst Montreal isn't famed for producing dance music, regardless of it's various sub-genres, the duo of Christian Srigley and Leighton James are quickly changing that perception. Labelling their sound as 'clubstep' is subtle yet rather ingenious and their thumping sound mixes serve up a treat for any energetic party-goer.
ALUNAGEORGE - "YOUR DRUMS, YOUR LOVE"
London's most up-and-coming music twosome once again showcase their awesome slow-pop urban flavours with this nifty slice of warbling beats and silky vocal clouds; an absolute delight to behold with a great music video. We love the mirrored dog statue!
MOSCA FT KATY B - "TELL ME WHAT YOU CAME FOR"
Smashing together the eclectic dynamism of London producer and Radio 1 extraordinaire Mosca with the club-savvy chords of urban dance honey Katy B was always going to culminate in something lively and bashful; this track is explosive and echoes to past dance, house and garage joints of the early noughties.
AZEALIA BANKS - "LUXURY"
"Luxury" is perhaps the most commercial offering to date from the talented urban rocket. Slapping a woozy collective of synths over a cumbersome nineties club beat whilst purring sweet lyrical candy works well for Banks, her forward-thinking attitude wins again with this track, the video is pretty neat too.
CHILDHOOD - "HALTIJA"
The London/Nottingham based band deliver pop music in a multi-faceted, daydream haze. Full of echoed vocals, misty beats and all out foggy regalia this group take the mediocrity of chart music and blast it into next week. Bathing in sizzling audio charms this shoegaze thoroughfare is the perfect winter antidote.
HALLS - "WHITE CHALK"
The plaudits and critical acclaim have been flooding in for this boy. The undoubted lovechild of Lana Del Rey and James Blake, Halls is a genius at hand; the professional mindset, haunting clarity of vocals and sublime minimalism show that the kid has talent oozing from every pore of his being. A truly beautiful song in every sense.
FUNKINEVEN AND FATIMA - "PHONE LINE"
This song is a radical fusion of slow groove urban licks from the nineties mixed with Reggae and Drum and Bass progressions. Feeling nauseous in places this truncated slab of experimental noises and sultry vocal ripples perfectly highlights this Londoners pioneering musical skill.
THE XX - "ANGELS "BOHDI REMIX"
The Brighton duo are still the "it" band of the moment it would seem; their second album is an artist's dream and they have fans from all four corners of the globe. The first cut from the follow up album is "Angels", which we love immensely but this remix by Bohdi manipulates the original into a seductive whirring mass of groovy beats.
TRAILS AND WAYS - "MTN TUNE"
The California four-piece from Oakland have created a track made of pure sunshine. Warm indie twangs, hollowed shoegaze vocals and spirited drums make up the very foundations of this song and funnel it into a very happy audio package. We need more bands like this in the UK that's for sure.