Friday, 22 July 2011

The Manhattans - Kiss and Say Goodbye

Found this on my new favourite channel Vintage TV. It should be given an award for creating the most bizarre videos for songs released before music videos were the norm using montages of vaguely related stock footage. Their defining moment: Steve Wonder's Superstition over footage of the Pope followed by zooming in and out of stills of the Hagia Sophia. Genius.

I hope you enjoy The Manhattans and their incredible dancing.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Beyonce at 2011 Billboards

Amazing visuals! Great performance. Also, big up to Major Lazer...

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Trick Pony (Boyz Noize remix)

I saw Boyz Noize at Fabric last week, they were intense.

30 Day Song Challenge Day One: Favourite Song

I don't have a favourite song, it really could change every other day. There are so many songs I could have chosen for this, The Youth just happened to be something that popped into my head. I'm sure this song will bring back a lot of memories for people, especially anyone who saw MGMT in the summer of 2008 when they appeared at festivals performing Oracular Spectacular. 

It's a timeless summertime sunset song. Amazing.
Just pretend the video isn't happening...

Sunday, 22 May 2011


There's something very League of Gentlemen about this video...

I AM BACK! / Star Slinger - Mornin'

I was trapped in the miserable world of I'm back! Roll on the summer and this blog!

Let's start the summer with a bit of Star Slinger - Mornin'

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Tyler the Creator

Tyler the Creator, and his crew of lyrical murders Odd Future, are simultaneously the most interesting and terrifying rappers to emerge from anywhere for a long time. We're talking scarier than Tempa T here. While Mr T will smash up your CD rack, Mr Creator wants to mutilate Bruno Mars and do all sorts of other things that will make Goblin something you won't be listening to around your Grandma's house anytime soon. 

Refusing to be put in a genre, ("we don't make horror core you fucking idiots" clears that one up nicely), Tyler seems to be floating around between the mainstream and underground scene. You can hear his songs on Radio 1 after dark, but only 20 seconds is safe enough for the daytime. He was on Jimmy Fallon with Hodgy Beats, but rapped with hysterical fury in a green balaclava surrounded by gnomes and dead girls in hospital nightgowns. He then proceeded to leap on host's back like a 4 year old child, wagging his tongue behind his head. 

His videos are far removed from the arse waggling and fast cars of other rappers.  Whilst Mann and 50 Cent release boring, predictable '90s throwbacks that sound like the Fresh Prince theme tune starring coconut-boobed women, for Yonkers, Tyler eats a cockroach, vomits and hangs himself. This is tame in comparison to some of his own home-movie type creations that can be found on Youtube. 

What's  most disturbing is he's only just turned 20. 

He is a terrifying breath of fresh air, like being given an oxygen tank by a possessed clown wielding an axe at the scene of a car crash. 

Goblin is released in the UK May 9th.