Friday, 12 September 2008

The Dodos

The Dodos are a San Francisco, US band who are currently touring the UK. I am hoping to catch them at one of the northern dates. Check out the tracks below… they have a great sound.

The Dodos - Jodi

The Dodos - Fools

Friday, 5 September 2008

Pete and The Pirates

Reading, UK band Pete and The Pirates are a great new band. They produce a lovely guitar based sound with vocal harmonies. I think they could become very popular… perhaps a bit too popular for this blog?

Pete and The Pirates - Knots

Pete and The Pirates - Song For Today

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Okkervil River New Album Soon...

Okkervil River’s new album ‘The Stand Ins’ is out very soon… 9th Sept in US and 13 Oct here in the UK. They have put the track ‘Lost Coastlines’ on their website to download (link below).


Also check out their youtube page here which has various artists covering songs from the new album.


Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The Twilight Sad

Next up are FatCat records The Twilight Sad. I thought I had already posted about these guys but it turns out that I forgot. The four piece from Kilsyth, Scotland have a powerful Guitar based sound with a hint of folk music in there. Their debut album ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ is a must have album in my opinion.


The Twilight Sad - That Summer, At Home I Had Become The Invisible Boy

The Twilight Sad - Cold Days From The Birdhouse


I’ve been saving a few bands up to post over the last few weeks so here goes…

Beirut are a new band lead by Zach Condon who plays trumpet and ukulele as well as singing. They have a great sound somewhere between Final Fantasy, Decemberists and traditional folk music.

Beirut – Sunday Smile

Beirut - After The Curtain

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Band of Horses

Sorry I’ve not posted for a while… I’ve been moving house.


Band of horses are a Seattle based band signed to the Sub Pop label. Here are a couple of fantastic tracks from their latest album ‘Cease to begin’.

Band of horses - is there a ghost   

Band Of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You