Monthly Archives: May 2013

This Is Fake DIY premieres new TO BE FRANK track

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Listen: To Be Frank Reveals New Track ‘Nothing’

The latest track to come from producer Frank Pescod is the title track to his forthcoming EP, and DIY has the first listen.


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To Be Frank has unveiled a brand new song, ‘Nothing’, and DIY has the first listen.The latest track to come from producer Frank Pescod is the title track to his forthcoming EP, that follows on from his debut single ‘If You Love Her’.

Frank also has this to say about the latest song to be revealed from his new release:“‘Nothing’ is the lead track from my new EP, I wrote this at the start of 2013 in my studio coming out the end of a long winter! The song is all about the isolation you feel without the person you love”.”

His four-track EP is set for release on 1st July, and you can check out ‘Nothing’ below.

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THE LINE OF BEST FIT premiere new LIGERS video

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Watch: Ligers – Goodbye [Best Fit Premiere]

Cut from their forthcoming double a-side single ‘Break You’/’Goodbye’, Ligers‘ brand new video encapsulates their sound perfectly: all hazy, kaleidoscopic light flashes and bright, pop colours.

The slower of the two tracks, ‘Goodbye’ is marked by gentle, cyclic guitar rhythms, powerful wide-ranging vocals courtesy of singer Liz Stott and broad, classic indie pop strokes. Filmed by Elva Rodriquez at the bands studio in Kilburn, this early outing aligns the London four-piece with a pained, nostalgic and straight-cut sound we can’t wait to hear develop.

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LIGERS curate midweek mixtape for District MTV

London four-piece LIGERS have just dropped the psychedelic video for their single ‘Goodbye’, which will be released as a double A-side with the more upbeat ‘Break You’, on 24 June. Inspired by this month’s MTV Archive Icon, Liz, Jono, Daniel and Steve have broken away from their indie-pop roots to curate a mixtape of Madchester classics, exclusively for District MTV.


District MTV: How did you come up with the colourful concept for your ‘Goodbye’ video?

LIGERS: We all got together at our studio with some friends, a couple of projectors and two cameras. We felt like ‘Goodbye’ had a darker vibe than Break You, which is the poppier of the tracks. ‘Goodbye’ is kind of about finally seeing someone for what they are, and having the feeling that you knew that all along, but blocked it out for the sake of getting along with friends. We felt that the purple and pink projections represented the darker atmosphere of the song quite well visually and the director, Elva Rodriguez who is a good friend of ours, gave us free rein to try out our own ideas in a really collaborative fashion.

DMTV: You’re playing Benicassim, Wood Festival and Hop Farm this summer, but where would your dream gig take place?

L: Well we had a great time at Beni last year, so are really looking forward to that again. Seeing The Stone Roses was something none of us could really believe was happening, and Noel Gallagher’s set was surprisingly good, seeing as he never really sang that much with Oasis. I think we’d really love to do a show somewhere with a dramatic landscape, like a cave, but not so sure about the sound. Otherwise Saturday night headlining Glastonbury. How do you top that? It’s any musicians dream!

DMTV: What do you think of the Madchester music scene?

L: We actually had a ’90s party for Liz’s birthday the other night and it went off when ‘Step On’ by The Happy Mondays came on. Madchester gets a bit of a hard time really; the caricature of the bucket hats and the pills, but it was a really important time for UK music. The fact that The Stone Roses got so big barely playing London created a seismic shift in the perception of northern bands, that Oasis later rode in on.
Bands like New Order, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses were really important in shaping where UK guitar music is nowadays. From a guitar point of view, Vinni Reilly and John Squire have been a big influence on the guitars in LIGERS. We have a new tune called ‘Across The Lake’ that has a bit of an early Stone Roses ‘Elizabeth My Dear’ kind of vibe.

DMTV: What’s your favourite song on your specially curated playlist and why?

L: ‘I Wanna Be Adored‘ just says it all! We really wanted ‘Ain’t No Love’ by Sub Sub, but it’s not on Spotify.

DMTV: What else should we expect from LIGERS this year?

L: Expect more gigs; particularly in odd places, a tour at some point, one or two more singles and loads of little promo videos to check out online…

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I can guarantee you that the moment this post goes live, indie/alternative fans across the world will be screaming a collective “YES!”…okay, maybe not across the world but there will definitely be so excited cheering…

Am I the only person who’s had enough of dubstep/house/electronic music filling our ears every which way we turn? It’s not that I don’t like dubstep/house/electronic, in fact I really love it, but it’s starting to get a bit repetitive now and it’s about time a little bit of something different blasted through our speakers. It happened with Oasis, when if you turned on the radio to hear something other than ‘Wonderwall’ playing, you’d count yourself really lucky…even though it’s a fucking awesome song.

Anyway, I digress. The point I’m trying to make is that FINALLY, I’ve come across a band producing something other than heavy baselines and techno beats and the indie fan in me is delighted. LIGERS are a four piece band based in London, who have already seen a huge amount of support from the UK music scene, including Tom Robinson at 6 Music and John Kennedy at XFM.

With this support behind them, LIGERS have just announced the release of their double A-side single featuring tracks ‘Break You’ and ‘Goodbye’, set for digital release on May 27th. Full of indie goodness, both songs showcase LIGERS’ almost psychedelic indie sound that will have Gossip/Beth Ditto fans crying, with happiness, into whatever fashion craze they’ve taken over right now.

‘Break You’ is the more upbeat song on the single, reminding me of ‘Standing in the Way of Control’ – it makes you want to dance, it makes you want to spend hours in the sun and it makes you really happy. ‘Goodbye’ is the slower partner of the two, but still as catchy, allowing the listener to relate to the lyrics as Liz Stott tells her tales through brutal honesty and uplifting vocals.

As if the announcement of a digital release wasn’t enough, LIGERS will also be headlining the Shacklewell Arms in East London on May 8th to celebrate the release of their single. Having recently performed for Club NME at Koko and confirmed sets at Benicassism, Wood Festival and HopFarm, it’s safe to say LIGERS are truly set for world domination…

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I AM MUSIC feature the new KOBI video

IAmMusic.TVVIDEO ::: Kobi ‘All The Way’

A lot of cool things happened this year on April 22nd; I turned 20, Rudimental released their number one album ‘Home’, Frank Turner released ‘Tape Deck Heart’ – an album I am ridiculously obsessed with and Kobi released the official video for their single ‘All The Way’.

Having created hype in Scotland over the last year by performing at venues such as King Tuts in Glasgow, The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen and the Ironworks in Inverness, as well as playing festival slots at Rockness and Belladrum Festival, it’s time the rest of the world got to grips with Kobi. With a similar sound to bands such as Snow Patrol, Foals and Arcade Fire, this three piece band are definitely on the right track.

The song itself was produced by Grammy Award winner Steve Orchard, who has worked with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Travis and Paul McCartney and throws Kobi in at the deep end in pop territory. ‘All The Way’ is full of melodies you’ll find yourself singing two days after listening to the song and it reflects the band’s shared love of music and their unexpected influences (it’s a little bit U2…).

Expect to be hearing a lot of Kobi in the future, ‘All The Way’ is just the beginning of a really exciting journey for them.

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