Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Philip Selway 'By Some Miracles'

oh it must be terrible to be the drummer in a successful band. You never get any attention so you either go wild or you decide to show the world how creative and talented you are and you release some music yourself, that will show them!

Following in the foosteps of Phil Collins, we have Philip Selway, who usually resides behind Radiohead's drumkit, yeah the guy you never remember the name of, him!

He signed to uber label Bella Union, which in itself seems to suggest the guy knows indeed how to craft beautiful melodies, then there is a first single By Some Miracles

It's very pretty, if a little twee, and if he manages to create a full album of that quality, the guy can be proud of himself. We'll know more next week, on the 30th, when his first solo album Familial hits the shops.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A quick announcement

Dear readers,

I've not been updating this site as much as I should, but it's partly for a good reason. From Spetember 4th, every Sunday night from 10pm CET until Midnight, I'll be doing a radio version of this blog thanks to Pure FM

I'll keep updating the blog at regular intervals but there will also be a Facebook page and Twitter for the new radio show.

I'll give you all the details in a future post.

Sophie x

Monday, August 2, 2010

Villagers 'Becoming A Jackal"

Villagers is the project of Irish singer Conor J. O'Brien signed to Domino Records.

Becoming A Jackal is their first released and has been shortlisted by the Mercury Prize.
It's a lovely album with a lot of finesse and beautifully crafted songs.

Here's the title track to whet your appetites: