with only two blog ‘hits’ on music bible hype machine, we’ve caught this one right from the off. yo video are from our very own back yard, london, and create an intelligent and unstoppable mish-mash of dark electro beats, combined with a few catchy lines that altogether make for something delightful. delightful to dance to.
it’s not just that generic electro thing they have going on either, it’s different - like a diiiiiiirty electro heading a generous consumption of bass along the way.
they even use television noise on their myspace as a background. you’d think that would be annoying, but it’s actually bloody amazing.
check it out here… www.myspace.com/yovideomusic and you’ll also find an incredible cover of Ellie G’s ‘Guns and Horses’ which has been on replay at hyf? HQ for most of the day.
Tyson. Making sweet, sweet sounding synth-disco hitters like none other. New in town, he’s slowly raising the tempo with ‘Die on the Dancerfloor’ - a song that perfectly portrays his deep yet touching, 80s-esque vocals. Altogether making for something magical.
Who is he? Where does he come from? Mars Jupiter? Little is known about the mysterious figure and that altogether makes for something rather mysterious. Bravo
HOLD MY HAND AND DON’T LET GO
you’re on the last lap. it’s a big race - a big race. feel the adrenaline. feel the power. feeeeel that burning in your stomach. feel the energy. that’s what comes across listening to babe shadow. it’s uplifting, it’s energising - it makes you want to race, ok! goddamit, where’s the sports car?
away from trivial pursuit (quite literally, in the case of the automobile), babe shadow are a band to get really excited about. they’re the kind of band that come out of nowhere, like that massive alligator in lake placid (ANYBODY SEE THAT COMING?). or a better example perhaps would be lake placid 2 - that literally came out of nowhere. one big crocodile is JUST ABOUT ENOUGH GIANT CROCS FOR A LIFETIME. thank you.
these guys have come from their lake (or forest/woods/tower block) and have carved quite a route. they’ve skipped their way into smash and grab, supporting i blame coco. they’ve jumped on the luv bandwagon (mgmt stylee - with florence). and they’re rocketing off on the ‘cosmic love’ tour very soon indeed. first, they come and give us east end lovers some tunes to romanticize along to.
to say we’re excited would be a massive understatement.
HOW’S YOUR FATHER? LIVE 002
LIVE AND KICKING, BABY!
this is the big one. make it happen - don’t miss out.
hyf? have found fame (and sadly not fortune) in france, of all places.
actually, we haven’t found fame at all - it’s our design gurus YAWN.
and, what better opportunity to tell everyone about them than now.
are a young duo from germany whom will illustrate the world, some day. until then, they are the beloved parents of our new logo…and our posters…and design…and literally every sort of illustrative thing you can imagine. they are amazing and we love them.
you love them to. go and see some ‘wicked cool’ sketches and things -
how’s your father? live 001
we’re going up in the world. come join us for the ride.
HOW’S YOUR FATHER? LIVE 002 IS ROUND THE CORNER.
IT IS BIG.
MY MIND IS ALWAYS THINKING THAT MY HEART DON’T FOLLOW THROUGH.
"Oh, oh oh oh" is just about the perfect way to describe young folkesque singer/songwriter jamie ley, and it’s unsurprising that such accurate description comes from his own pallet - for this young man seams his songs with a silk of gold. gold, we say - untouchable, delightful, intriguing and encapsulating musical magic. that late night bus journey to see the one you love, your true love. traveling through the night, flask + tea in hand, maybe a biscuit provided by a kind old stranger whom you’ll never forget. beautiful.
that’s what we have here folks, something spectacular, yet quiet and unassuming in it’s approach - you won’t find jamie shaking his ‘bum’ in similar fashion to shakira or wearing outrageous outfits reminiscent to lady gaga-wear, no. jamie will walk through the crowd, onto the stage, ukele in hand, and you won’t so much realise at first what this guy has, but trust us like never before - you’ll know by the end. and you’ll be coming back for more, just ask proud, communion or young and lost club, who’ve all caught the bug, and rightfully so.
Norfolk & The Whale…
In a somewhat unfamiliar twist, we offer you a trailer for a new FILM coming out in march. Confused? Perhaps, but it is not necessarily the story of David and Emily and their coastal holiday retreat that caught our eye. Rather, that six of the songs on the soundtrack are penned by our sophomore sweethearts Noah and the Whale. Independent film maker Tom Harper was clearly impressed with how well their second album complemented the visually aesthetic yet plotless short film that came with The First Days of Spring. In addition, the band have penned and demoed half of the third album, which also, I understand, is accompanied by another short film. Here’s for looking forward to the soundtrack of The Scouting Book For Boys, and indeed the next installment of Charlie’s cinematic endeavours that we might actually make it to the end of.
ARE YOU READY?
we brought you peers what seems almost an age ago, now. since then, we’ve been keeping some extraordinary video evidence of their whereabouts under lock and key. partly because they were wanted for several low-key crimes in and around the vicinity of reading. but also because we wanted to build up some dramatic effect. however, it’s about time peers in 3d video format were unleashed to the world, so enjoy.
YOU’RE AN ANIMAL, BABY.
meet alex winston - detroit born and raised, she’s about to take on the world. rather unlike us, we’re actually lost for words when it comes to this young lady, or perhaps, it’s that noone can hear what we’re saying, because the volume from her myspace is drowning out everything else, as it becomes a wish-wash of insignificant earthly matter. perhaps, but with good reason!
alright then, we’ll leave you what will simply be the best cover of 2010 to make your mind up. as some sort of parental warning however, we must first advise that if you had plans today, if you have important tasks to complete, tread with care - because you’ll have miss winston on repeat all day once you press that play button.
IT’S JUST SO GOOD