Archives for December 2011

Tip Of The Week: Zenemy DJz & Ryan Dolan - The Secret (Get Out Of My Head)

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Jane Long Jane Long | 15:05 UK time, Monday, 19 December 2011

Zenemy DJz are a group of Irish DJ/Producers, hailing from both North and South of the border. The trio - Wez Devine, Terry McGonigle and Maggz - have made a name for themselves with packed club sets across Ireland, and are now releasing a track on their own DIY imprint, Zenemy Music.

The Secret (Get Out Of My Head) is a perky bit of electro pop house, all soaring vocals and uplifting piano rolls. It features the vocal stylings of Ryan Dolan, who's a bit of an underground star on the Emerald Isle. His Youtube covers of tracks like Edge Of Glory and Someone Like You have attracted hundreds of thousands of views - and he's even supported the mighty Jedward!

It's not clear exactly what "The Secret" is, but one thing's for sure - Ryan Dolan feels it, he needs it and he believes it! Have a listen and see if you do too…

And if the track catches your interest, make a note - Zenemy are hard at work on their debut long player, due next summer.

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Huw's Label of Love: The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 17:59 UK time, Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing is a boutique record label from the UK. Formed in the parting shadows of 2010, they have one objective - to release music which they hope will emerge as timeless classics in a disposable age. I spoke to Ned and Dan from the label.

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http://thesoundsofsweetnothing.bandcamp.com/
http://thesoundsofsweetnothing.tumblr.com/

Huw's Label of Love: Civil Music Records

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 10:53 UK time, Thursday, 8 December 2011

Oomph! This week's Label of Love is a beaut, with Civil Music taking the spotlight. With an eclectic electronic roster including two new ep's from Om Unit and Kuhn currently out, I spoke to Matt Verovkins to find out more.

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http://www.civilmusic.com/

http://soundcloud.com/civilmusic

Tip of The Week: Twin Falls - Janie I Will Only Let You Down

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Dan Lucas Dan Lucas | 16:30 UK time, Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Luke Stidson is a man from the West Country who used to run indie label Exercise1. With the label ending in 2008, Luke clearly had a musical piece missing from his puzzle so decided to start releasing music for himself.

Entering the music-making game as Twin Falls, he roped in friends and family to play the instruments he couldn't manage and within a year had self-released 2 EP's. His music was picked up by Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq which lead to airtime on BBC 6 Music and a series of live dates across the land. He then went on to release his debut album Slow Numb in 2011, an album recorded in various living rooms, sheds, barns and pubs around his native Somerset.

This track Janie I Will Only Let You Down is a rather sad song, and you have to feel for poor Janie when you tell her things like 'you couldn't leave me for a minute I could leave you all day', but hey I guess the guy's just being honest. So as you wipe the wet salty tears from your eyes as this song reaches the Radio 1 airwaves, spare a thought for Janie, and appreciate the honesty. Oh and feel free to enjoy it too!

 

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www.twinfalls.co.uk

www.facebook.com/twinfalls

Tip of The Week: Muchuu - On Beyond

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Dan Lucas Dan Lucas | 10:31 UK time, Monday, 5 December 2011

Muchuu are brother and sister George and Millie from Herefordshire. The name Muchuu comes from a Japanease word meaning 'to be in an ecstatic delirious trance', which may be what the duo are trying to achieve through their cute blend of indie electro pop.

They were first discovered by BBC Introducing Hereford & Worcester, and were one of the early bands to go from the uploader to getting real Radio 1 airplay. Having been supported by Tom Robinson, Huw Stephens and Nick Grimshaw, the offers quickly came in to play at Bestival, Underage Festival, and HowTheLightGetsIn at Hay-on-Wye.

They also played live at the BBC Introducing Christmas Party alongside Florence and the Machine and have even had a bit of commercial success when their song Somebody Tell was used for an ad on the telly! Very rock n roll.

This track On Beyond is the latest addition to the Radio 1 playlist, and we hope it sends you all into ecstatic delirious trances up and down the land.

 

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http://muchuumusic.com/

http://facebook.com/pages/Muchuu/

 

Huw's Label of Love: No Pain in Pop

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 10:45 UK time, Thursday, 1 December 2011

No Pain in Pop. It's a mysterious name. I think of it as a mysterious label. It's a brilliant label that's for sure. I spoke to Tom King about the label, how it started from a club night in the New Cross area of London, the first release to the current day. Recent releases from Doldrums, Forest Swords and Echo Lake are pretty astounding.

 

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Tracks featured:

Forest Swords - Rattling Cage
Echo Lake - In Dreams

Links

http://nopaininpop.tumblr.com/

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