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Review: The Horrors @ Electric Ballroom, June 5th.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , on June 6, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Horrors @ Electric Ballroom, Camden. June 5th 2009Before last night I’d never seen The Horrors live. Having become somewhat obsessed with their second album, the thrilling ‘Primary Colours’, I was half excited to hear it in the flesh, half nervous that any illusions of greatness I had would come crashing down in one fell swoop. Continue reading

On Repeat: The Horrors – Scarlet Fields

Posted in Music Releases, On Repeat, Tracks with tags , , on May 4, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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mp3: The Horrors – Scarlet Fields

The new album ‘Primary Colours’ by The Horrors is out today and it is an absolute cracker. They’ve shaken things up a lot from their last offering ‘Strange House’ in 2006. I’ve chosen the track ‘Scarlet Fields’ as an example of what the album has to give. Gorgeous guitar effects, euphoric keys, driving bass and drums and dark echoed vocals offering up the winning couplet:

‘see yourself, your image in the eyes of someone else
see yourself, your fears as they appear to someone else’

For Fans Of: Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain.

Buy: Primary Colours   CD / DLoad

Live: Electric Ballroom, Camden June 5th.

Just For Kicks – Bank Holiday Special

Posted in Just For Kicks, Music Releases, Tracks with tags , , , on May 1, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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As it’s a bank holiday I’m picking four tracks for you lucky people this week including Shock Defeat!, The Horrors, The Big Pink and The Leisure Society. Here’s hoping for a sunny one…

Friday

mp3: Shock Defeat! – Fast Hands

Shock Defeat! are Felix of Hot Chip’s favourite London band. Sure with their funky bass lines, noodly guitars and relentless disco drum beats on some levels they sound a lot like their peers Foals and The Rapture. But it’s the quirky vocal delivery of Nic Carter and their slightly off kilter stance more akin to Talking Heads or Devo that makes them a vital new addition to the scene. ‘Fast Hands’ is taken from their ‘Rubber Headband’ EP. The band are as yet unsigned but will be presumably self-releasing another EP, ‘Olympic Village’ soon. Meanwhile go see them live, I’ve heard great things. Date below.

For Fans Of: Talking Heads, The Rapture, Foals.

live: Be @ Proud Gallery, May 23rd.

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The Horrors @ Electric Ballroom, June 5th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , on April 27, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? The Horrors

You remember the impossibly skinny jeans wearing London lot who rose to fame very quickly back in 2007? Weren’t your cup of tea? Don’t be put off completely as they’re back with their first release for new label XL recordings and it’s a very different sounding affair. ‘Sea Within A Sea’ clocks in at almost seven minutes and is a gloriously dark disco number. Their second album ‘Primary Colours’ is out May 4th and evokes everyone from The Cure to early Brian Eno. It’s been receiving rave reviews so far, take a listen for yourself through the streaming gadget below. Come June expect this to be the hottest ticket in town.

For Fans Of: The Cure, Joy Division, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Psychedelic Furs.

When? Friday, June 5th.

Where? Electric Ballroom, Camden.

How Much? £12.50

Tickets? ticketweb *SOS   *MM