Wednesday 22 May 2013, 11:40
Today's MPFREE is an entire EP to test your tastes and it's from Lost Tapes
Download Lost Tapes - By Now
Not much is known about the showgazers but this was released last week on Ear Drums Pop and you can probably hear The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pastels, Ride and Spacemen 3 influences all over it!
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 11:40
Today’s MPFREE is, unofficially, the meeting of two great minds; Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden and Tori Amos :
Download Four Tet + Tori Amos - Unspoken (Promo Version)
Now you may notice that this version of Unspoken contains a Tori Amos piano sample which unfortunately never got cleared, so it never made its way out into the world. But last week, Kieran Hebden put it out for the world to finally enjoy. It’s also coincides with the 10th anniversary re-release of Four Tet‘s influential third album, Rounds, of which the original is taken.
Monday 20 May 2013, 11:41
Now you may have realised that it’s Monday and we really don’t want to make you cry, but today’s MPFREE comes from the master of lullabies, Brooklyn’s very own Eddi Front:
Her previous single ‘Texas’ was given a few spins, on this very show no less, and was taken from her self-titled debut EP. She brilliantly covered Nick Cave’s ‘Into My Arms’ and now completely brilliantly covers Christopher Cross song - perhaps all songs should be given the Eddi treatment? As far as we know this isn’t up for single release, nor is there word that it’s taken from any impending album, but it’s just completely lovely.
**warning – you may cry**
Friday 17 May 2013, 11:42
"Where does the time go to?" - is something we find ourselves saying on a daily basis, I mean...really! But it's good news as it means the MPFREE EP has come back around. We offer you the week's digital delights in a neat little bundle ready for you to start your weekend.
This weeks’ selection includes:
This track features rappers Nokbai and Sensu from the collective that is The Black Opera. They've been back in the studio recently working on a new EP, but in the meantime they've decided to enlist Oddisee for a remix of their popular track "Queen Of Hearts featuring Michigan-born singer Mayer Hawthorne - who’s also sang with the likes of SebastiAn and Booker T Jones.
Friday 17 May 2013, 10:30
Today's Memory Tapes comes from Claire Morrison, who made a tape for her friends but never got to listen to it with them **sad face**. Here are her Memory Tapes in her own words:
“A few weeks ago our good friend Ali made the jump from 20s to 30s. His wife Sally organised the most wonderful surprise party for him in a wee place near Aviemore.
They kindly offered to give us a lift up from Edinburgh, and knowing that we would be at the mercy of the usual car radio I volunteered to make us an awesome playlist in order to make it The Best Car Journey Ever.
“Some are great, some are silly...
Thursday 16 May 2013, 11:40
He may have only been in session performing with Junip on Monday, on this show no less, but today’s MPFREE comes from the London-based Barbarossa.
Download Barbarossa - Turbine
James Mathé's last effort – 2008’s Chemical Campfires – was quite an acoustic affair so it seems that performing with Jose Gonzalez and friends has rubbed off on him a little. ‘Turbine’ is taken from new album Bloodlines, which will be released in August. Of the album he says: “I loved the acoustic scene, but knew it was not all I was about, so I dug out all my old casiotone keyboards, drum machines and analogue synths and just started writing."
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 11:40
We all need a slice of sunshine-jangle-psyche-pop every now and then which is why Pure X are today’s MPFREE.
Download Pure X – Things In My Head
Jesse Jenkins and Nate Grace originate from Austin, Texas and this song was the first single to be taken from new album Crawling Up The Stairs, which saw the light of day this week. After meeting at college, performing in several bands, releasing cassettes and disappearing off travelling, their debut album Pleasure was released in 2011 to critical aclaim.
Tuesday 14 May 2013, 11:41
We’re more used to seeing Har Mar Superstar jumping around in his pants being quite rude and electro. But it seems that soul has caught up with him in this little number – and check out the video as he doesn’t wink once.
Lady, You Shot Me is the first single to be taken from Bye Bye 17 which is out now on Julian Casablancas’s label Cult Records.
Tuesday 14 May 2013, 11:17
Lucy Hedges popped in to talk tech and here are her picks of the week:
Website of the week – designtaxi.com
This is a website about anything that’s creative, interesting and fun in the world of design, art, photography, technology, furniture, lifestyle, humour, advertising and pop culture. It publishes news and features related to the world of creativity and innovation – it can tell us what countries around the world are eating for breakfast, show us the world’s first calendar made of tea and a point us in the direction of pizza.
App of the week – Snoopify Sticker Camera, iOS and Android...
Monday 13 May 2013, 11:41
Oooh Mondays, you little rascal. To ease you into the week we have this little gem by Nottingham’s very own newbie, Indiana.
Download Indiana - Animal
Although not a single itself, Animal follows single ‘Bound’, released in February. She was printing t-shirts for a living whilst teaching herself to play piano, and sent in a demo to the Future Sound of Nottingham contest – the rest, as they say, is history. She only made her live debut last year and the video for new single Smoking Gun will be revealed today. There’s no word of an album yet but it would be safe to assume there’s one in the offing. She could be one to keep an eye on.