Oct 30, 2012

STAY+

This anonymous Manchester outfit were formerly known as Christian Aids. They are quoted as saying, in an interview with Drowned in Sound, “Our original name Christian AIDS was a cynical attempt to get people talking about us.It worked. 


Our new name Stay+ is much more representative of our sound and ideas”. They have been tagged as Chill-rave.

Oct 20, 2012

MIDNIGHT MAGIC

Midnight Magic: A nine person ensemble bonded by the unwavering desire to make you, the listener, and the rhythm become one; the secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton serving up an orgasmic feast of funk, disco, electro and soul. Anchored by former “H&LA” alumni Carter Yatusake, Morgan Wiley, and W. Andrew Raposo and powered by the enormous vocals of chanteuse Tiffany Roth, Midnight Magic teleported the masses to the dance floor this summer with their interstellar 12″ “Beam Me Up” on Permanent Vacation. Rounding out the Brooklyn based unit is Caito Sanchez, Nick Roseboro, Max Goldman, Jason Disu and Andrew Frawley. Spring 2011 will see their long awaited follow up single “Drop Me A Line” on Permanent Vacation. 





Mixed by former DFA house engineer and Sticky Disc founder Eric Broucek and featuring remixes by the likes of Juan Maclean (among others), this fiery banger is sure to become the anthem of the love-slave evolution on Alpha Centauri if not dance music lovers all over the galaxy. - Paze Infinite

GIRLSCHOOL

Girlschool started in 1975 when Enid Williams (Bass, Vocals) and Kim McAuliffe (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) formed an all girl rock covers band called ´Painted Lady´ in South London. Kelly Johnson and Denise Dufort later joined and in April 1978 they changed their name to ´Girlschool´ Their first single ´Take it all away´ was released on the ´City Records´ label which led to them gaining a Motörhead support slot on the Overkill tour in 1979. After signing with Lemmy´s record company Bronze later that year, the band released their first album ´Demolition´ in 1980. After playing Japan in 1982, Enid left and was replaced by Gil Weston of The Killjoys and Girlschool recorded their third album ´Screaming Blue Murder´. 



 After Kelly left to live in L.A. she was replaced by Cris Bonacci on lead guitar and singer Jackie Bodimead on lead vocals for the 1985 album ´Running Wild´. After many more line-up changes and releases on various labels, the original bassist/vocalist Enid rejoined the band in 2000 and in ´02 they released the ´21st Anniversary – Not that Innocent´ album. They are arguably the longest running female rock band in the world!

Oct 15, 2012

BIFFY CLYRO

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom (1995 – present) Biffy Clyro is a three-piece alternative rock band which formed in Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1995. The band consists of Simon Neil (vocals, guitar), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and his twin brother Ben (drums, vocals). 

The band has released five albums since their formation: “Blackened Sky” (2002), “The Vertigo of Bliss” (2003), “Infinity Land” (2004), “Puzzle” (2007) and “Only Revolutions” (2010). 




Their sixth album, “Opposites”, is due for release on 28 January 2013. Biffy, as they are often referred to, utilise a quiet/loud dynamic, constructing songs that can range from a whisper-quiet pick on the guitar, to huge walls of noise with massive distortion and crashing drums. Their sound has simplified somewhat in recent times yet still occasionally contains complex time signatures and heavy riffs. While Simon Neil sings lead, all three members provide vocals. “’mon the biffy!” is a well known chant amongst Biffy fans; it is usually shouted in between songs at gigs, or before the band come on stage. Some fans have reacted poorly to the band’s recent output. The first incarnation of what would eventually become Biffy Clyro was formed in 1995 by fifteen-year-old Irvine-born, Ayr-raised guitarist Simon Neil, who recruited Kilmarnock-born Ben Johnston and someone known only as Barry on drums and bass respectively, calling themselves Screwfish.