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.

RIP MARK BELL, OF LFO

You will be sorely missed.

Boiler Room Knows What You Did Last Night: this blog gets it.
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Lunch.

Boiler Room Knows What You Did Last Night: this blog gets it.

brkwydln:

Lunch.

PUNK DUO DZ DEATHRAYS PLAY LONDON VENUE DINGWALLS TONIGHT

And, if that’s completely irrelevant to you as a non-Londoner, just enjoy their new video for Gina Works at Hearts instead. Warning: it gets rather Sweeney Todd-bloody and gross.

DZ Deathyrays are an Aussie thrash duo who make pretty wonderfully anthemic punk. They’re back on the road in the UK and Europe in a few weeks, so see below for more:

Wed 29 – The Academy, Dublin *
Thu 30 – The Limelight 2, Belfast *


November:
Sat 1 – Riverside, Newcastle * 

Sun 2 – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh *
Tue 4 – Covo, Bologna, Italy ^
Wed 5 – Magnolia, Milan, Italy ^
Fri 7 – Chelsea, Vienna, Austria ^
Sun 9 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Holland ^
Mon 10 – De Helling, Utrecht, Holland ^
Wed 12 – Botanique-Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium ^

Fri 14  Hammersmith Apollo, London *

(* = w/ Band of Skulls) (^ = w/ The Orwells)

grungebook:

Here’s the cover of Kim Gordon’s memoir Girl in a Band, out Feb. 24, 2015.

grungebook:

Here’s the cover of Kim Gordon’s memoir Girl in a Band, out Feb. 24, 2015.

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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.

LA band Girlpool, press photo

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.

Well, have a watch now if you missed it. Turn it into a ‘name every big name featured’ with your mates, if you like. (You can cheat, by going to this line-by-line breakdown on the BBC site, by the way).

And, for old time’s sake, here’s the BBC’s Perfect Day charity video, from 1997.

BBC, “Perfect Day” Promo / Music Video from Gregory Rood on Vimeo.

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