Thursday, 30 September 2010

I have a collar.

Bristol has stopped being trip-hoppy ages away. Melodies and fragile guitars have been circulating throughout the city the last couple of years. I Know I Have No Collar are a mainly instrumental lo-fi band, yet with indie pop elements sparse all over. Founding members Aaron and Tom play various keyboard instruments, percussion, ukelele and musical saw.. while Fránçois used to play trumpet and accordion amongst other things. Good news is that the band has finally finished recording their new album, "A little slow, A little late", out now on stitch-stitch records! Better late than never, oh yeah.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Martha & Arthur = L.F.E.

They come with a lot of buzz on the current music blogs. Marthas & Arthurs happen to be a british gang that prefer the minimal way. No proper website, no information on their myspace page, which is full of images from monkeys, butterflies, waterfalls and indian girls. Odd. They delve into melodic forms in the Camera Obscura or Slow Club way, yet they enjoy a non-structutal distinctive manner. "Apes in Aeroplanes" EP is ready for free download. Go and get it now!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

ferns ferdinand

Ferns decided it was time to re-enter the game. A five-piece outfit from Kuala Lumpur, which released debut "On Botany" under Fruit Records in 2007 and then went on crazy holidays for a couple of years. Think of Days, Soft Pillow Kisses and The April Skies, pack them up with some groovy malaysian spirit and there you have a pure indie pop band with a lovely new song and a second album coming out this winter. Ferns shout "Hey,OK" and we have a strong appetite for more.

Monday, 6 September 2010


Using a weird name as their musical umbrella, Kakkmaddafakka drink beers in the small city of Bergen. They like to dance and smile and jump and play music. They bear no similarities with fellows Kings of Convenience, Royksopp and Datarock, instead they wear trash 60s, pop, punk and even ska uniforms. Festival appearances booked from Euro Sonic to Melt! and Montreux Jazz Festival while new songs uploaded on their myspace page. Noted.