NEW BO NINGEN VIDEO FOR SINGLE CC, WITH JEHNNY BETH OF SAVAGES
The two bands have been working closely together on something exciting that we’ll soon be able to share with you all.
In the meantime, here’s CC – a cacophony of crunching guitar, skittering drums and a dose of Bo Ningen singing partly in English for the first time. The video was shot in Iceland and London, and directed by Aephie Huimi Chen.
SONG PREMIERE: PIECES, BY BROOKLYN SYNTHPOP DUO PAPERWHITE
Siblings Katie and Ben Marshall make music together as Paperwhite. This single, Pieces, is an 80s-inspired slice of crisp and bombastic pop and will be coming out on 17 November on their debut EP, Magic (Duly Noted Records).
"Pieces describes the trance and magnetism of love at first sight," says Katie. "While it questions if they’re the one, it’s backed with an energising spirit and hopefulness that they are. It makes me want to dance, move and forever stay in love."
It certainly makes us want to dance, at least. Listen to more from Paperwhite on SoundCloud, here.
THE NEW CHILDISH GAMBINO FOR SINGLE TELEGRAPH AVE GETS WEIRD
So don’t say we didn’t warn you. It features Gambino’s Donald Glover (aka Troy Barnes from Community, if you know him from telly and not music), rocking a bold pair of shorts on a beautiful island with R&B musician Jhene Aiko. Then… well, we won’t spoil it for you.
The video’s a part of a sort of mini-film theme running through all of his visual releases from his album Because the Internet, released in December 2013.
INTRODUCING GIRLPOOL, WICHITA RECORDINGS’ ONLY 2014 SIGNING
The LA duo have a determinedly lo-fi and simple guitar pop sound, earning them a deal with the London-based indie label.
Spitting out cheeky lyrics in a breathless two minutes, Cleo Tucker (on guitar) and Harmony Tividad (bass) employ a no-drums setup that reminds us of early Peggy Sue (back when they were Peggy Sue and the Pirates). And hey, that’s generally a good thing.
Girlpool’s eponymous debut EP comes out on 17 November (UK) and 18 November (rest of the world), on Wichita. Find out more here.
BO NINGEN’S DRUMMER SHOWED US HIS SECRET, DELICATE SKILL
Monchan Monna, the Japanese acid-punk band’s drummer, spends enough time bashing away on cymbals and drum skins. So you might be a little surprised to learn about this hidden talent that he shared with us on video…
BBC PULLED OFF ANOTHER ‘PERFECT DAY’-STYLE VIDEO LAST NIGHT
If you don’t happen to watch television/follow Jamie Cullum on Twitter, you might not have heard about the all-star singing cast that churned out a clipped version of the Beach Boys’ God Only Knows, to mark the launch of BBC Music.