Indie Picks from Curator Duffster - Week 42
X-FACTOR fever is gripping the UK and I don't know what is pissing me off more, the emotional blackmail and endless stream of tears or Sharon Osbourne's melted face and shrieking voice which is in turn making some acts bearable + Cher looking normal for her age. Either way I couldn't wait to 'escape' the family viewing, grab my headfones and filter my best indie picks of the week, including MENAGE à TROIS, TURTLE, THE LAWSUITS and the exciting newcomer TAXES. Artwork by Mr. Frivolous.
MENAGE à TROIS - WHITE NOISE
This is potentially one of the sweetest vids seen this year. I was skeptical with the first view as it took around two minutes to really build into its own incredibly catchy disco burner. Feels fresh & relevant yet holds that retro vibe we're seeing much of lately. Grab the sweatband and lose yourself for six minutes before sharing the love.
TILBURY - NORTHERN COMFORT
Icelandic band Tilbury released one of the most underrated albums of 2012, Exorcise. A great blend of electronic folk they offer, and if "Northern Comfort" is anything to go by, then the follow-up album due out soon is much anticipated.
LEO STANNARD - LOST
Watched Leo Stannard's live vids of just his flawless vocal and a guitar, woah! Ben Howard comparisons will be rife; he is an influence of this young lad from Leicester who just had his first legal drink, after all. Look out for his Odyssey EP.
THE LAWSUITS - LOVE IS WEIGHT
The epitome of coolness that is The Lawsuits. It's as if they've just walked off the set of Almost Famous or plucked straight from the 70's if you prefer the obvious. I tweeted these guys not so long ago on their aptly named "Cool Cool Cool" single and I'm equally enjoying the spanking new visual for "Love Is Weight."
NAOMI PILGRIM - NO GUN
From Sweden to Barbados sounds more like a VengaBoys number? This is however a huge debut from Swedish songstress Naomi Pilgrim (former back up vocalist to Lykke Li) and easy to see why it's likely to gain much exposure for her.
ANDY CLOCKWISE - MURPHYS LAW
This energetic and flamboyant Aussie seems to have been around for a while, but I've just discovered his music - better late than never, huh? He has many killer tracks that would draw a smile and bop of the head from even the most straight faced square in the corner.
DIVE IN - LET GO (LVLF REMIX)
If you glance to the right, you'll see my latest Curator find is Dive In. L.A outfit Lovelife have a habit of dropping great remixes and have nailed it again here with a more chilled "Let Go."
TAXES - BACK OF THE CAR
This is pretty stunning by newcomer TAXES. The latest Australian to lube my ear canal. Had a good listen to his EP via Bandcamp last week and this particular track jammed my internal radio. Here is the audio.
TURTLE - WHO KNOWS
Jon Cooper aka TURTLE is the most promising artist I've heard in recent times to emerge from my own home city of Glasgow. This atmospheric downtempo track is lifted from his forthcoming EP. Maybe catch him live to find out more about this elusive blurry Glaswegian.
SHOCKLINE - ALIVE
Get your ears wrapped around this euphoric dreamstep belter from German producers David Nienhaus and Nicolas Kaiser. If you dig this [Free Download], it's worth checking out their Soundcloud, which is packed with goodness.
SIN FANG - YOUNG BOYS (Jónsi Remix)
Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi has taken fellow Icelanders Sin Fang's stellar 'Young Boys' track and given it a lush remix.
See ya next week for more best indie songs. Keep it fresh, Keep it BitCandy!