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DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow Scale it Back

Had a tough day? Crack open a cold one, pull up a chair and get this new tune from DJ Shadow on your stereo. Featuring the vocal talents of Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano this blissful collection of beats and lyrics feels like the waves of a hard day being washed out to sea on a summer’s eve. It’s full of the warmth of the setting sun as the steady drum beats over the the breezy lyrics that rise and fall over the course of the track.

The is lifted of the recent album The less you know, the better and has been use in remix competition that has spawned some amazing off shoots. According to the DJ Shadow website over 400 people have submitted mixes and from the ones I’ve heard competition is stiff. All tracks are listed so let me know which one is your favourite and I’ll play them on the show in the coming weeks.

The video continues the same high level awesomeness with it’s quirky card ready who delivers a random tale that may, or may not, go with the music. I can’t see a single edit in the clip, which means directors Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris would have shot this number in a single swoop. Another feat of greatness for the man who deplores musical buffoonery, Mr DJ Shadow.

The single Scale it Back is available now through his online store, iTunes and even real life shops!


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BhangLassi Walk of Shame session

Sydney indie-rock outfit Bhanglassi stopped by the Walk of Shame this morning performing three tracks live in the opulent surrounds of the Bondi FM Studios.  In between tales of flooding schools, wearing meat undies and dreams of performing naked* the fellas informed us they’re starting to work on a new album which is due out soon-ish.  Braving some pretty shocking weather the guys did well to squeeze into the studio and bust out their own brand of BhangLassi magic.

For the un-initiated their sound is similar to the Twang, or The Specials with just a touch of Happy Mondays and whilst the boys are fully assimilated into their Aussie lives their British heritage shines through brightly in the music. Always upbeat their music is defined by ‘kick ass choruses’ and some raucous harmonies.

The boys, who showed some comedy genius in the interview, are normally joined live by trumpets, keyboards and beats on stage but they whittled it down to three guitars and percussion to be able to fit in the studio. Check out the songs below and head along to The Gaelic this Friday to catch them live in all their glory.

There’s two other tracks for your audible over on my Soundcloud page. BhangLassi performed live on Bondi FM 23.7.11

*I may have embellished the wish to perform naked. But only slightly.


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Tin Sparrow

Tin Sparrow

Matt Amery of Sydney wonder-group Tin Sparrow joined me last week on The Walk of Shame, sharing new tracks form the upcoming EP, ahead of the tour which starts this week:  The Brass Monkey in Crunulla has the first show this Wednesday 29th June before reaching the Vangaurd on Friday 1st July and onto Brisbane thereafter.

All shows are supported by the lovely sounds of Charlie Mayfair, one of the upcoming acts to watch for 2011. Together with headliners Tin Sparrow the night looks set to be a formidable folk frenzy with the later blowing away crowds at the recent FBi Social gig a few weeks back! As first act on stage that night Tin Sparrow held their own against Husky and The Fall, that night, to the point where many wondered if they were about to upstage the other acts.

Chatting with Matt you could really grab the sense of anticipation, excitement and trepidation about what the future will hold for Tin Sparrow now that can finally promote a full EP. Their sound is unmistakeably indie folk, reinforced with great big textures and a range that can seem them flow from spaghetti western to acoustic folk and back again without sounding forced or disjointed.

Matt joined me for the last quarter of the show, below is a round up of what went down… Don’t panic the dodgy porno music that is too loud in the background soon ends. For the real thing get to The Vangaurd this Friday!

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It was with much sadness I walked to the Bondi Fm café yesterday morning. Sadness not from the rain, nor the pounding hangover that was churning brain and belly. But sadness knowing this would be the first show without Tim for some time. Yes, the time had come for Tim do dust of his warmer clothes and head back to Britain to revel in the grey dampness of home for a while to earn some sterling before hitting the snowy slopes of Canada once more.

No more shall we hear his sharp cutting wit grace the airwaves of 88fm. No more shall his music choices of Johnny Farnham or Queen beam from the desk nor his (not so) frequent blogging updates be read upon these pages. Here’s a cheeky snippet of some of the greater moments we’ve shared together along the way*

To fill the gaps I’ve convinced not one but three other friends to get involved from time to time and we’ll still give you the same top tunes and silly nonsense every Saturday morning from 9am on Bondi FM.

Coming up we’ll get up close and personal with The Belligerents on the 9th April & we’re hoping to get Stu Larsen involved… Details coming soon

*Apologies to Charlie Mayfair whose music we’ve brutally cut out, it’s not because we don’t love you. No, no, no far from it… We just didn’t want to lower the tone of your great music with our inane chat. ❤

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The Belligerents

The Belligerents

Bursting onto the music scene in a glow of white hot heat The Belligerents are about to light up dance floors across the nation. With the impending release of their debut EP, Less Arty More Party, this five piece look set to cut some serious rug.

I’ll be speaking to the guys on the 9th of April on the mighty Walk of Shame so tune in to get all of the tour gossip and goings on from one of the brightest new acts to shine our way. Ahead of that day you can read more about them over at the Sony Ericsson / MTV blog.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Charlie Mayfair

Charlie Mayfair

Brisbane’s best looking band Charlie Mayfair will be back in Sydney this month, playing a string of shows at the Oxford Arts Factory. Tim and I spent the night there last Friday and were blown away with their live performance. The devilishly talented sextet exudes enthusiasm on stage as they belt out tracks from their EP, Watch my Hands. Wonderful harmonies, wickedly entwined with wistful lyrics counterpart the more upbeat moments when drum sticks and mayhem are shared as the band go a little bit nuts in the name of a song.

They recently played Sunset Sounds and you’ll find them at the Oxford Arts Factory every Friday for a month, for free. You’ve missed one, make sure you make it to one of the next three. They’re supporting Sydney’s songsters Phatchance and Coptic Soldier and they’re not afraid to get onstage and join their fellow bandmates, mixing it up for a little hip hop.

Hooray, finally a band who are not only talented, they’re also really likeable. So much so they’re on the show this coming Saturday 19th Feb, come down to the Cafe and watch for yourself or listen online and on 88fm across the Bondi beach area.

See you there xxx

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The chaps from Montpelier joined us one Saturday morning live on air via the wonders of modern telecommunications. Tim and I caught up with Dave to have  little chat about their upcoming Sydney gigs and the new single – The Last Boat.

If you missed the live chat have a listen  to the Walk of Shame  interview via Soundcloud and be sure to check them out at World Bar, Kings Cross, this Friday.

If you’re in need of refresher, we featured Montpelier a while back on the Polyphonic Three, check out the link for more info.

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