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MUSIC MULE HAS MOVED

Posted in musicmule with tags , on June 27, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Hello All!

Music Mule has now moved to its new home at http://musicmule.co.uk

I hope you enjoy the new site. Please take a look and reset your bookmarks.

Thanks,

Nick

Review: Horse Feathers @ Luminaire, Kilburn. March 2nd 2009

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , on March 3, 2009 by musicmuleblog

mp3: Horse Feathers – In Our Blood

After a distinctly average at best support band, Martin James, I’m in need of some musical therapy, a cleansing if you will. Horse Feathers are thankfully next up. As I sit with a friend inches from the stage of the dimly lit, red curtained Luminaire in Kilburn, I’m confident they are up to the task of soothing my soul.

From Portland, Oregon tonight’s incarnation of Horse Feathers is Justin Ringle on vocals and guitar, Nathan Crockett on violin, saw (yep that’s right!), vocals and Catherine O’Dell on cello and vocals. On record and in days of old Peter Broderick, now going solo to some considerable acclaim, and sister Heather Broderick also featured adding extra strings and vocals. Peter was apparently responsible for encouraging a lot of the beautiful string arrangements that remain today. Well done sir!

Make no mistake this is music of the most beautiful and affecting kind. Opener ‘In Our Blood’, from the album Words Are Dead, is breathtaking, its perfect three way harmonies instantly showcasing the immense vocal talent on offer this evening. Justin’s presence is instantly felt even from his humbly adopted stage right position, his thick arms holding his acoustic guitar high, his pick strapped thumb gently strumming and a clear fire in his eyes. Continue reading

On Repeat: Hello Seahorse! – Universo 2

Posted in On Repeat, Tracks with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Hello Seahorse!

Hello Seahorse! – Universo 2

I like I like I like! Hello Seahorse and their ! are from Mexico City which is exciting in itself but thankfully I’m excited more by this beautiful tripped out electro rock jam and it’s dreamy Spanish female vocals. ‘Universo 2’ is taken from their 2008 album Hoy A Las Ocho, which I think means ‘Today at eight’. You can buy it from iTunes or emusic. Also look out for their new album ‘Bestia’ coming soon.

For fans of: Sigur Ros, School Of Seven Bells, The Deer Tracks.

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Electroacoustic Club Goes East: Jamie Woon + Blue Rose Code @ The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon. March 5th

Posted in Gigs, Music Video, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , on March 2, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Blue Rose Code – Whitechapel

Jamie Woon – Wayfaring Stranger

What? Jamie Woon + Blue Rose Code

Jamie Woon is a singer/songwriter from London. From what I gather he writes heartfelt guitar tunes with a hip hop sample influence. I don’t usually like this kind of music but Jamie seems to have something that others I’ve heard so far don’t. Burial must think so too as he remixed his take on the traditional folk song ‘Wayfaring Stranger’.

This Electroacoustic gig is part of East, a six day festival from 5-10th March celebrating amongst other things: music, art, fashion and design across East London.

For Fans of: Sublime, Jeff Buckley, Ben Harper.

Supported by Blue Rose Code who I recommended last week and I’ve had no reason to change my mind since then. Buy their excellent Whitechapel/Love double single from Ho Hum Records.

For Fans of: John Martyn, Nick Drake, James Yorkston, Bonnie Prince.

When? Thursday, March 5th.

Where? The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon.

How Much? £6

Tickets? wegottickets

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Be Presents: Post War Years @ Proud Gallery, Camden. March 7th

Posted in Gigs, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , on March 2, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Post War Years' Tiger

Post War Years – Flames Like Tinder

What? Post War Years

Here’s another chance to see this much talked about London band after their support slot for James Yuill last week. Well worth grabbing a look at these guys, one of my favourite bands at the moment Wave Machines were bigging them up recently too.

For Fans Of: Foals, Beta Band, Wave Machines.

When? Saturday, March 7th.

Where? Proud Gallery, Camden.

How Much? £8

Tickets? ticketweb Only valid for enrtry till 9.30 pm       *MM

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Upset The Rhythm Night feat. Wavves @ Old Fire Station, Stoke Newington, March 6th.

Posted in Gigs, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , on March 2, 2009 by musicmuleblog

wavves-logo

WAVVES – So Bored

What? Wavves + Pens + Mazes

Wavves is Californian Nathan Williams and his distortion heavy Beach Boys tinged surf punk tunes. His support slot with Women on Wednesday has sold out and there’s only a handful of tickets left for this.

For Fans Of: Beach Boys, Vivian Girls, Pixies.

Where? Old Fire Station, Stoke Newington.

When? Friday, March 6th.

How Much? £5

Tickets? wegottickets

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Review: Vetiver @ Cecil Sharp House, London. Feb 28th 09.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , , , , on March 2, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Vetiver @ Cecil Sharp House, Feb 28th 09 by musicmule.co.uk

Veitver – Miles Apart

‘It’s hard to concentrate with this jazz sexscape going on up here, in fact that’s going to be the name of my new jam band’ says Andy Cabic, Vetiver’s mercurial frontman. He’s talking about the bizarre mural spanning the width of this hall at Cecil Sharp House, the home of the English Folk, Dance and Song Society. The Society has opened its doors to this San Franciscan band for their sold out show this evening. Word of mouth going round the toilets is that the concert is the Guardian’s best thing to see in London tonight but for the record I’m pretty sure MusicMule recommended it months ago!

The band, as ever, seem to be in a relaxed yet musically focused mood. The first track I note is ‘You May Be Blue’ from Vetiver’s 2006 album To Find Me Gone (TFMG). It’s one of the jammier tracks, of which there are several, up Vetiver’s collective sleeve. It starts with a chugging guitar riff and slowly gathers steam for three minutes before eventually breaking out into a mini psych-folk rock out which is stopped, as always, with perfect timing. Continue reading