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UNDER THE RADAR: SPLASHH - "Vacation"(Official)

UNDER THE RADAR: Splashh are a four piece psychedelic rock band formed in Hackney, East London.

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DOC: Siouxsie & the Banshees go under the 120 X·Ray in 1988

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Documentary: Siouxsie & the Banshees go under the 120 X·Ray in 1988.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN - "Bring on The Dancing Horses"

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN – “Bring on The Dancing Horses” .

 

“Bring on the Dancing Horses” was originally released as a U.K.-only single in late 1985, appearing in the States as the final track on the career-spanning singles anthology Songs to Learn & Sing.

 

It somewhat belatedly became the band’s American breakthrough when it appeared on the best-selling soundtrack to Pretty in Pink, an alternative rock primer for an entire generation of sullen suburban teenagers.

 

Where the band’s previous album, Ocean Rain, had been a crystalline mix of post-punk tunes and lush orchestral arrangements, “Bring on the Dancing Horses” introduced a new sound for Echo & the Bunnymen.

 

The song is heavy on the reverb to positively Cocteau Twins levels, and for the first time, the sonic focus is less on Will Sergeant’s overdubbed guitar lines and more on the layers of synths that eddy around Ian McCulloch’s vocals. Similarly, the choruses are sung by a small choir of overdubbed McCullochs, adding to the psychedelic haze of the track.

 

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UNDER THE RADAR: REAL ESTATE - "Crime"

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UNDER THE RADAR: REAL ESTATE – “Crime”.

 

REAL ESTATE have premiered their clip for Atlas single “Crime” via Funny Or Die.

 

Directed by Tom Scharpling, the comedic short stars actor Andy Daly (from “Eastbound and Down” and Comedy Central’s “Review”) as a broke music video “auteur” forced to auction off the creative rights for the “Crime” video to a variety of interested parties. The finished product includes “undead extreme sports enthusiasts,” product placements for a ceramics sculpture business, old-fashioned pinstripe suits, and a cameo from actor Nick Kroll (The League). There’s even an appearance by the “Westboro Baptist Church”. Check out the creative mish-mash.

-pitchfork

 

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LIVE SESSION: THE WAR ON DRUGS - "Red Eyes"

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LIVE SESSION: THE WAR ON DRUGS – “Red Eyes”.

 

The War on Drugs performs “Red Eyes” at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain, 2014.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES - "Song from the Edge of the World"

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES – “Song from the Edge of the World”.

 

“Song from the Edge of the World” is a song written and performed by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released as a stand-alone single in 1987 in the UK and is a much sought-after release by Banshees fans due to its rarity.

 

The track is an uptempo number with strong percussion performed by Banshees drummer Budgie. The song had not appeared on any album and was not included on any greatest hits collections until 2002′s The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees — albeit only on the bonus disc of the limited edition of the album, and in its 12-inch “Columbus Mix” version.

Siouxsie later explained that she wasn’t satisfied with the work of producer Mike Thorne during the recording sessions. This is one of the main reasons the band decided not to include this one-off single on their 1992 Twice Upon a Time: The Singles compilation.

 

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MIXTAPE : Under The Radar #15 (20.jul.2014)

MIXTAPE: Under The Radar #15 (20.jul.2014)

Discovering the new Alternative & Indie Pop/Rock Music.

 

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Buzzcocks, Dangerous Logic Zine, December 1978

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Photo: Buzzcocks, Dangerous Logic Zine, December 1978.

 

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Nick Cash - 999

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Photo: Nick Cash – 999.

 

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Weller and Mick Talbot reading Rock newspaper in 1984

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Photo: Paul Weller and Mick Talbot reading Rock newspaper in 1984.

 

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Sonic Youth in concert

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Photo: Sonic Youth in concert.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: THE WOODENTOPS - "Give it time"

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: THE WOODENTOPS – “Give it time”.

 

Rare laser disk master found. A Japanese release of a German concert. Hamburg early 1986.

 

Song from Giant is the debut album by The Woodentops, released in 1986.

 

This album, the group’s best, explores a wide range of variations on the band’s signature manic pop style, here adding occasional marimba, trumpet, accordion, and strings to the mix.

 

The midtempo numbers here are generally excellent, especially the lovely, loping “Give It Time.”

 

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The Specials eating pizza, 1980

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The JAM

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Elvis Costello in concert

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Photo: Elvis Costello in concert.

 

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Ian McCulloch - Echo & The Bunnymen

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Photo: Ian McCulloch – Echo & The Bunnymen.

 

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UNDER THE RADAR: INTERPOL - "All The Rage Back Home"

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UNDER THE RADAR: INTERPOL – “All The Rage Back Home”.

 

Interpol debuted the first new track from their upcoming LP El Pintor.

“All The Rage Back Home” is the first official audio from El Pintor, which will be the band’s fifth studio album, and their first since 2009′s Interpol. Check out the video, directed by singer Paul Banks and Sophia Peer.

 

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UNDER THE RADAR: ALT-J - "Hunger Of The Pine"

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UNDER THE RADAR: ALT-J – “Hunger Of The Pine”.

 

English trio alt-J have unveiled the Hunger Games-style video for their sampling track Hunger Of The Pine. The song will appear on the band’s new album This Is All Yours.

 

Directed by Australian-raised photographer and filmmaker Nabil Elderkin (known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean and Kanye West) and based on a concept by frontman Joe Newman, the clip follows a man running through a forest failing to outrun a barrage of arrows coming at him.

 

This Is All Yours is slated for release on Friday, 19th September, 2014.

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Siouxsie Sioux

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: BUZZCOCKS - "Harmony In My Head"

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: BUZZCOCKS – “Harmony In My Head”.

 

Buzzcocks performing  “Harmony In My Head” on TOTP 1979.

 

Bassist turned guitarist, Steve Diggle gets his first and only self-penned Buzzcocks A-side single in the summer of 1979 just prior to release of the band’s third studio album, A Different Kind of Tension.

 

The track powers forward on a firm beat bolstered by tight buzzing guitars, ornamented with scaling riffs and a siren like a two-note hook that was also popular with fellow punk rockers the Clash.


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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: 999 - "Homicide"

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: 999 – “Homicide”.

 

Song taken from Separates (1978), the second album released by the English punk band 999. Separates was released in America under the title High Energy Plan, with a different cover and slightly altered track listing.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: THE STYLE COUNCIL - "You're The Best Thing"

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: THE STYLE COUNCIL – “You’re The Best Thing”.

 

The second single from Café Bleu (My Ever Changing Moods in the US), “You’re the Best Thing” is the culmination of Paul Weller’s early ’80s obsession with early ’70s soul in general and Curtis Mayfield in particular. Gently drifting on a bed of congas and Mick Talbot’s old-school keyboards, with just-so orchestral string backing, “You’re the Best Thing” has an ease and grace not often associated with Weller, whose persona tends to be a bit more, shall we say, intense than this heartfelt slow-jam love ballad.

 

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Weller and his Jam colleagues, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, in a record shop in Carnaby Street in 1977

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Photo: Weller and his Jam colleagues, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, in a record shop in Carnaby Street in 1977.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: SONIC YOUTH - "Silver Rocket"

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: SONIC YOUTH – “Silver Rocket”.

 

Sonic Youth perform live on The South Bank Show.

 

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Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)

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The Jesus and Mary Chain

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