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  1. MPFree: Crooked Hands - Freefall

    Thursday 24 July 2014, 10:41

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    Today’s free download comes from Crooked Hands. And we just seemed to find them a little too late.

    Download Crooked Hands - Freefall

    Crooked Hands are a Newcastle / Glasgow five-piece, who just never quite got the attention they deserved. The harmonies, the wall of sound, the late-night indie feel of their work is all available on the five-track Penitentiary EP, available to download for free. That’s the good news, the bad news is the band are no more. They said: “You can So we have been sitting on this for quite some time but feel that it's time to let everybody know - we have decided not to continue as a band anymore. Personal circumstances have made it too difficult for us to hold the band together.” Shame, but this is cracking set of tunes to leave behind. 

    Crooked Hands
  2. The Raveonettes-Sisters (MPFree)

    Wednesday 23 July 2014, 10:40

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    Today’s free download came out of the blue yesterday from our favourite Danish “narco-rock” duo Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo.

    Download The Raveonettes - Sisters

    With absolutely no notice whatsoever, The Raveonettes released their seventh album online yesterday. It’s called Pe’ahi, named after a Maui surfing hotspot. Sune Rose Wagner said; “It’s about a horrific near-drowning experience I had in Hawaii some years ago.” So…expect darkness, filled with a little hope. “Sisters” is a great piece of fuzzy-shoegaze-on-the-beach rock straight from the school of Jesus & The Mary Chain / My Bloody Valentine and it feels very like a much welcome return for a band who have been around for 13 years now. The harmonies are still there, and the guitar will tickle your eardrums and seduce your mind.  The album follows 2012’s Observator. 

    The Raveonettes

  3. Memory Tapes: Happy, Crazy, Fun Filled Memories

    Wednesday 23 July 2014, 08:31

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    Today's Memory Tape comes from Nina McNair, who's sharing a tape all about her best friend Denise. They met, they partied, they grew up, they're the best of friends. Remember, you can send in your story and tracklist anytime to: lauren.6music@bbc.co.uk. And here's Nina to tell us all about the tape, and her friend: 

    "It was my great friend Denise's Hen Do (I am one of the Bridesmaids) on 4th July. Denise used to make us proper Mix tapes called ‘Nice Tracks’ that we used to play whilst driving back from clubbing with chilled out tunes from Groove Armada & Zero 7 and Massive Attack.

     I first met Denise about 1993 when I was a grungy 17 year old student wearing second jeans and tie dye, listening to a lot of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. She was a super glam 20 year old with a great job and amazing clothes which she got from Hyper Hyper in Kensington. She was friends with my first boyfriend and a big gang of us would go clubbing together to Club UK & Satellite Club in Vauxhall. Unexpectedly, we became great friends and started going to girls only club nights to places like Malibu Staceys at Hanover Grand and Nicky Holloway’s club (our fave) Velvet Underground in Soho. We had a shared...

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  4. MPFree: Mansions On The Moon - Don't Tell

    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 10:42

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    Thanks for stopping by music fans. This is the part of the 6 Music website where you can get your hands on some free music. Today’s MPFree comes from L.A. four-piece Mansions On The Moon.

    Download Mansions On The Moon – Don’t Tell

    The name may sound familiar as they’ve featured as the MPFree before, but this is brand new material from Ted, Ben, Lane and Baby Jeff. It’s the first single from their self-titled debut, which is streaming now but won’t officially be out until 22nd October. We’re expecting big things from this band, and their resume up to now has been quite impressive,...

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  5. Say Hi - Hurt In The Morning

    Monday 21 July 2014, 10:41

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    Another excellent day on earth, another excellent download for your ears. Today’s comes all the way from Seattle from a chap known to his parents as Eric Elbogen, and apparently he’s not big on biography.

    Download Say Hi - Hurt In The Morning

    This is taken from his 8th album Endless Wonder, released last month, and described as a “record about the presence and absence of love, in every flavour imaginable and will very likely cause your butt to wiggle.” Originally known as Say Hi to Your Mom, he used to make “concept albums about vampires well before turning mainstream chic” and created...

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  6. MPFree: Nightmom - Domino

    Friday 18 July 2014, 10:41

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    The weekend is nearly here, but class isn’t dismissed just yet. Your musical education concludes, this week, with a blisteringly energetic  MPFree from Rhode Island duo, NIghtmom.

    Nightmom – Domino

    Nightmom is the drums-and-guitar duo of Travis Lloyd and Nick Gomez-Hall. Together, they make intricate, urgent, Americana-tinged music delivered at breakneck pace. ‘Domino’ is one half of a new single that sees free release on their bandcamp, following 2013’s self-recorded LP Baby Later. There’s not a whole lot of information on this band, so let the music speak for itself; on yet another hot summer day, this sun-soaked Western jam should be just the thing. Nightmom

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  7. Desert Island Disco: My Feelings For You, Have Always Been Real

    Friday 18 July 2014, 09:21

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    Friday means we’re dropping you off, once again, on the sandy shores of our Desert Island Disco. This week’s playlist comes from listener Gordon Stribling, “a not-quite-30-year-old weekday office monkey and weekend music junkie.”

    “The first track that came to mind was Cassius' 'Feeling for You', which was one of my favourite French house/disco tracks from the time that I was really starting to get into electronic music and DJing. This set me off on a nostalgic trip back to the late '90s and early 2000s when I was desperate to start my clubbing career but was just that bit too young to...

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  8. MPFree: Matsuki Ayumu – Two of Us

    Thursday 17 July 2014, 10:41

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    Matsuki Ayumu We’re taking you all the way to Tokyo with today’s MPFree, the charmingly wonky pop gem, ‘Two of Us’, from Matsuki Ayumu.

    Matsuki Ayumu – Two of Us

    Already a household name in Japan, multi-instrumentalist youngster, Matsuki Ayumi, got his start playing classical piano to packed auditoriums from the age of 10. Things have changed a bit since then, but you can still hear an orchestral echo in the distinctive brand of goofball pop that he introduced to us with 2012’s One Billion Year Record. ‘Two of Us’ marks his triumphant return, released as one half of a double-A-side with ‘Do Hard Disks Dream of Love?’

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  9. MPFree: Mister Lies – Flood You

    Wednesday 16 July 2014, 10:40

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    Come one, come all, there’s free music to be had and not a moment to waste. Mister Lies is a reclusive NYC producer, and ‘Flood You’ is today’s shimmering and glitchy MPFree.

    Mister Lies – Flood You

    Mister Lies is the moniker of Nick Zanca. Originally hailing from Conneticut, Mister Lies burst onto the New York electronic scene with 2012’s Mass EP, released when he was just 19 years old. Since then, the blogosphere has devoured every scrap of his trip-hop inspired late night music that has surfaced. The last we heard of him was his 2013 stunning debut LP, Mowgli. ‘Flood You’ and ‘Medusa’, released with it, are his first new songs in over a year, and they’re well worth the wait. Mister Lies

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  10. Memory Tapes: Thanks Lads! (We're no longer together, but I'm keeping your vinyl)

    Wednesday 16 July 2014, 09:00

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    Another week, another Memory Tape-r, but this one is not exactly typical: Listener, Victoria Sowerby, is anything but sentimental about her ex-boyfriend inspired mix. You’ve got to hand it to the guys, though, cracking tase in tunes…

    "Dear Lauren,

    I find myself sobbing uncontrollably most Wednesday mornings when it’s Memory Tapes and I know you’re often left emotionally wrung out after reading them aloud, so I thought I’d provide a more up-beat offering containing some great tracks.

    Basically at the wise old age of twenty-five, I’m still absolutely useless at finding suitable suitors...

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