Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Raider Photography – Groover Armada @ Lovebox Festival

If you ever get the chance to see Groove Armada live, you must go immediately! The Groove Armada set at Lovebox 2015 was a truly epic and utterly unforgettable experience! Crowd surfing on inflatable beer bottles, ridiculous levels of confetti, a heaving bass, incredible live Alladinesque performers…this has to be up there for one of the best festival gigs I have been to. Five star!
Video pending…

It has been a long time since I heard an Eminem track that I was genuinely impressed with. Joining his many detractors in recent years, I too feared that Eminem had gone pop; that Mr Slim Shady had crossed no mans land from the world of controversy and grit to the land of commercial cheese. Having just experienced an epic evening at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, I can gratefully say that even in his forties and despite his dabbling with the likes of Rhianna, Eminem has certainly still got it. Rap God is a big ‘bleep’ you to the doubters and I absolutely love it. Hearing Eminem perform this live, to a crowd of 90,000, was an experience I will not be forgetting in a hurry. Eminem@Wembley Review Pending

 

A big thanks to Partisan PR for yet again sending me another great track and video. It is the first time I have listened to Goodbye Chanel and I will definitely be adding their second EP ‘Hot City Nights’ to my collection. It is certainly a shame that I am not festivalling this year, because Goodbye Chanel is perfect Pimm’s and sunshine listening!

Loved the video for Foreva – classic, nostalgic and utterly heart-warming!

“Marvelling combination of heady tropical pop” – DIY Magazine

“The irresistible ringing of the layered synths and guitars immediately invokes desirable, sweltering visions so sugary and dreamy, they leave you feeling free and on a youthful high” – The Line Of Best Fit

Goodbye Chanel have revealed the video for ‘Foreva’ – taken from their recently released second EP, ‘Hot City Nights’. The EP was released via Dead Young Records and followed 2013’s debut, ‘Through Night To Paradise’, with the band gaining praise from as far a field as Japan and garnering early interest from the likes The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy Magazine, The 405 and DIY Magazine.

Originally founded by Scott Johnson, Goodbye Chanel quickly became the fully established five-piece band that it is today with the addition of Giuseppe De Luca on vocals & guitar, Adam Taylor on bass, Sean Goodchild on guitar and Graham Robson on drums. Crafting their own brand of multi layered vocal hooks and manifesting a world of melancholic angst with accessible pop melodies and lyrical nostalgia, Goodbye Chanel excel at  producing songs that evoke a shimmering halcyon days.

Goodbye Chanel have been gigging across the UK over the first half of 2014 with a number of upcoming festivals planned for the summer (see below) and new dates to be announced soon. The ‘Hot City Nights’ EP is available to buy now.

Upcoming UK dates:
19th July – Fellfoot Sound festival, Lake District
25th July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
9th August – Beacons Festival, Yorkshire Dales
30th August – Bernicia Festival, South Shields

 

Cash+David emerged earlier this year with their track Funn, which went on to chart on the top 10 on Hype Machine. Releasing material exclusively online, they are already receiving a great deal of support from bloggers and tastemaker sites and I can certainly see why.

“Mad Decent’s Daktyl’s has remixed mysterious synth duo Cash + David’s thrillingly anthemic debut single Funn. In Daktyl’s hands, Funn’s bass-crunching hands-in-the-air festival vibe is slickly warped into a slinky and smooth sun kissed journey, more driving a convertible along the coast than main stage at Glastonbury.”

As described by Partisan PR: “Cash is grammatical, adding sparkle and clarity to synths, locking rhythms and eloquently programming David’s scruffy, distorted, trashy guitars and Eastern world music patterns. The polarising duo aligned on discovering a mutual love of Bacon, Dylan Thomas and B movies, a partnership concreted by their shared birthday. From David’s logic sketches and Cash’s pro-tools dexterity came a flourish of indie guitar, house beat, world rhythm, tribal rock and trash pop tracks”

For more information, please see the links below:

http://www.cashanddavid.com/ // https://soundcloud.com/cashanddavid //
https://twitter.com/CashandDavid // https://www.facebook.com/CashandDavid
http://twitter.com/daktylmusic // https://soundcloud.com/daktylmusic

 


Check out a track from the new EP from Bristol based SynthPop/Electro producer MILES PROWER:

“Electro Pop to Blow you away” – BBC Introducing in the west

“A Cornucopia of bright synths and lush, ringing, melodies” – Electronic Rumours