Archives for January 2012

Huw's Label Of Love: Turnstile Music

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 21:57 UK time, Monday, 30 January 2012

This weeks Label of Love is Turnstile. It's an interesting one Turnstile, because it gives its bands and artist their own label. So Girls release through Phantasy Trashcan, Gruff Rhys through Ovni, Los Campesinos! through Heart Swells, Islet through Shape and Perfume Genius through Organs. Based in Cardiff, I spoke to Kev Tame from Tursntile to find out more about the set up and the music....

 

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Tip Of The Week: Franko Fraize - Watch How I'm Moving

Dan Bean Dan Bean | 14:24 UK time, Monday, 23 January 2012

Repping hard for Norfolk and his hometown of Thetford in particular, Franko Fraize isn't your usual MC.

For Franko it's all about the reality of his surroundings and being honest about his life rather than glorifying violence and money. As he says himself: "You don't have to be hard or have a gangster image to make rap music."

His approach seems to be working since it's earned him shows with Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32, but you can make your own mind up by listening to his playlisted track:

 

 

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Huw's Dispatch From Eurosonic

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 12:43 UK time, Monday, 23 January 2012

Hello! It's Huw here, back from the Netherlands! I was at the Eurosonic festival, which every year hosts European bands eager to play live. A lot of festival bookers go to Eurosonic to see who they could have playing at their festivals in the summer. Some of your favourite new bands like Theme Park, Dog Is Dead, Spector and Niki & The Dove were there; as well as new names like Sun Glitters from Luxemburg, Vadoinmessico from Italy/London, School Is Cool from Belgium, and everyone's favourite astro-sludge duo, Baconhead.

Representing BBC Introducing and Radio 1 at Eurosonic this year were Rams' Pocket Radio, picked by BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland. Pete played two tracks on my Radio 1 show, which was live from the festival on Saturday afternoon - here's One Plus Two.

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Tip Of The Week: Ruby Goe - Get On It

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Jane Long Jane Long | 10:40 UK time, Monday, 23 January 2012

Ruby Goe was born in Surrey, and she kicked off her singing career providing backing vocals - you can hear her on tracks like Angie Stone 's classic 'Wish I Didn't Miss You'.

Get On It is Ruby's first track to make the Radio 1 playlist, but she's already an Introducing veteran, having recorded a session for us at Maida Vale back in December.

And there's a lot more to come - she's been working with Black Eyed Peas producers DJ Poet and DJ Ammo on her upcoming album.

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Tip Of The Week: RAMS' Pocket Radio - Dieter Rams Has Got The Pocket Radio

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Jane Long Jane Long | 17:00 UK time, Thursday, 12 January 2012

RAMS' Pocket Radio is Peter McCauley, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Lisburn in Northern Ireland. Perhaps the world's first musical project to be named after a German industrial designer (Dieter Rams, often considered the key inspiration behind the iPod), Pete and his mates are also old Introducing favourites, having played our stage at Glastonbury last year.

According to our very own Tom Robinson, RAMS are "about to scare the ******* out of every other piano based band on the planet". Tom's not normally one for the blue language so you can tell he's pretty impressed.

RAMS set off on an arena tour with Snow Patrol and Everything Everything this month, before heading off on a UK tour of their own. And their live set often culminates with this anthemic track. If you like it you can find some more downloadable tracks on their website. For free!

 

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Huw's Label Of Love: Push & Run Records

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 15:30 UK time, Thursday, 12 January 2012

This weeks Label of Love is Push and Run records. Run by Ash and Fawaz in London, their love of all things leftfield from emcees to electronica is quickly gaining them attention with some beautiful recent releases, notably Ifan Dafydd's sweet downbeat and soulful electronica. I spoke to Ash to find out more about the label....

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https://pushandrunuk.blogspot.com/

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Tip Of The Week: Galleries - Young Wounds

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Dan Lucas Dan Lucas | 12:40 UK time, Thursday, 5 January 2012

Galleries are a Glasgow band who describe themselves as 'epic indie pop'. 

Using the word epic to describe yourself immediately puts some pressure on your music to live up to the claim, but after releasing their self-titled EP in 2010, parts of the online music community appeared to agree.

“If you like the idea of a less self-conscious and more approachable version of post-rock, this could well be your favourite new Scottish band.”  The way Scotland bloggers The Pop Cop put it.

Taking inspiration from the likes of The National, Arcade Fire, M83 and Band of Horses, and with their similar brand of slow building atmospheric crowd pleasers, you could see these guys aiming for the big festival sunset moments of the future. They've already built up a bit of a reputation as a big hitting original live act, and with a growing back catalogue of tracks to back this up, why shouldn't they be aiming for The Pyramid Stage! 

This track Young Wounds was the first BBC Introducing track to be selected for the Radio 1 playlist slot in 2012 and if you really like it's available for free download on their website. How kind!

 

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