For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you just might have noticed me banging on about this track a LOT. That’s because it’s brilliant. This is Mighty Boosh style pop- intelligent, complusive, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Above all though, this track will put a big old smile on your face, and you’ll want to tell all your friends about it.
Squeeze is out on iTunes now. Buy it. Let’s have something good in the charts for once.
I’m currently practicing being a vegetarian a bit for when I eventually move to LA and become a vegan, which is just how things work. As such, I have started to get excited (read:smug) by places that do excellent vegetarian food. Tupelo Honey on Camden’s Parkway not only does a delightful line in veggie lasagnas and posh salads, it also does really good coffee, and really good cake. Triple threat. Go there.
1000 cool not-quite-vegan-yet points (oh PS they also do meat)
Here is what happened in my brain this afternoon: ‘Oh that was a nice meeting, now I’ll just go back home…well, might as well walk down Marylebone High Street, just to see what’s in the windows, it’s basically on the way, oh look, Sandro has a sale on…WHAT.IS.THAT? Hello 1000 cool points nominee of the day.’
I’m paraphrasing, but that’s essentially how it went. This shirt is the coolest thing I have found so far this year and the picture doesn’t even do it justice. Well done Sandro. You win.
Wow. OK I am really sorry that it is Jan 5th and everyone is miserable and all I am doing today is posting emo, gorgeous vocally stuff when I should probs be going in on psychadelia and rap or something for the greater good, but listen to this guy! His voice is glorious.
The production on this is hip-hop esque, if that helps…atmospheric and dreamy, look out for Mikky Ekko in 2013. Apparently his debut album is due out this year featuring collabs with some major producers, so he’s kind of a big deal.
I totally LOVE AlunaGeorge. Every single track they have made so far has been brilliant, and hence has appeared on this blog, and will continue to do so until they make something not brilliant, which I hope never happens.
I did a new thing today, one of those ‘New Year, New Me’ things, perhaps (/ boredom/ slow news day). Anyway, I went to the cinema by myself. The snacks were gross, the midday completely empty screening made me feel like maybe there were better things I should be doing with my time, but the film itself was INCREDIBLE.
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful The Artist is. Moving, charming, gripping, funny. I genuinely didn’t expect a feature length silent movie to be able to hold my somewhat limited attention span, but I didn’t even check my phone once, that’s how good it is.
Go and see it now, now, now.
Ten thousand 1920’s cool points. (Inflation happened or something, that’s approx 1000 in real terms)
Plan B’s ‘Ill Manors’ is out this week. It is not a film that makes for comfortable viewing, and its quite frankly harrowing to the core, but its also an incredibly impressive directorial debut for Mr Drew, and a film that will stand up as an important testament to our times. This boy means business.
Just a modestly titled track to lead up to the next album, then. This is Wrath of God from Crystal Castles’ forthcoming album (III), and it’s big, in a sort of 5am at a rave everyone is off their nut and there’s a strobe light sort of a way.
Do not listen on a hangover. Do listen in all other scenarios.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM 1000 Cool Points! Let’s start this right, shall we? Here is Scissor Sisters’ ‘Shady Love’: Massive tune, sick production from one of my all time favourite DJs in life ever, Boys Noize, and featuring a young lady who is about to kill it this year, Krystal Pepsy aka Azealia Banks.