Episode 22 - Robins Attitude
- 01. Memoryloop - Robins Dream
- 02. Cold, Cold Heart - Mountain
- 03. Diamondstein - Alone Not Alone
- 04. Heart Years - Carry Me
- 05. God Is an Astronaut - A Moment of Stillness
- 06. Moglii & NOVAA - Mother
- 07. Phoria - Evolve
- 08. Ah! Kosmos & Mabel Matiz - Mavi
- 09. Puro Instinct - What You See
- 10. Mind Enterprises - Chapita
- 11. WhoMadeWho - Hi & Low
- 12. EMMANUELLE - Italove
- 13. Golf - Zeit zu Zweit (Roosevelt Extended Remix)
- 14. Weirdo - Attitude
Cold, Cold Heart
Cold, Cold Heat is a post-rock / ambient band from London, UK. Robert, Chris and Gareth assembled in early 2014 out of friendship and a shared admiration for bands such as Stars of the Lid, Low and Sparklehorse. What started as a simple coming together to craft percussionless compositions in a spare bedroom turned into something more focused after recognition for their first release, ‘Stand/still’. Encouraged by appreciation from Simon Raymonde (Bella Union, Amazing Radio) and Kara Manning (Rolling Stone, WFUV Radio) amongst others, Cold, Cold Heart was born.
God Is an Astronaut
God is an Astronaut are a 4 piece band who hail from Glen of the Downs, Ireland. Currently one of the worlds biggest instrumental bands they took their name from a line in Clive Barker’s film ‘Nightbreed’. The band was formed by twin brothers Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002. After recording their first demo’s and with numerous labels offering deals (yet looking for the band to add vocals to their music) they instead decided to set up their own label ‘Revive Records’ to release their debut album ‘The End of the Beginning’ in 2002. This crucially allowed the band to remain in complete creative control. Speaking on their debut, which was originally intended as the bands farewell to the music industry, the band say “we just wanted to finish on a release we were really proud of, we had no expectations at all.” Over the next couple of years after the album’s low key release, the band started to pick up interest mainly through word of mouth on-line with rave reviews on blogs. Both video singles from the album “The End of the Beginning” and “From Dust to the Beyond” received airplay across Europe on MTV. This was when the world was first exposed to the bands strong usage of visuals to enhance their music.
To this point God Is An Astronaut was purely a studio project. With word spreading, the band wanted to get out and to start playing the material live and so enlisted Lloyd Hanney (who was trained by the late jazz drumming legend Johnny Wadham) to join on drums. When first out on the road their tours included visuals that were added to the live show with the purpose to enhance the emotion and structure of the songs. Initially the band picked up a wave of publicity from this, often due to the shocking images that featured on the visuals, however as their confidence grew as live performers, they put the emphasis back on their music and released their breakthrough album “All is Violent, All is Bright” in early 2005.
In 2006 they released their first E.P. "A Moment of Stillness" (2012 version upgraded to full length album). This 5 track E.P. saw a much more ambient approach than before. In mid 2006 a licensing deal with U.K. label Rocket Girl (Vinita Joshi) saw both their E.P. and second album "All Is Violent, All Is Bright" being re-released and made available worldwide in both online stores and record stores through Pinnacle distribution (Darla USA).
"Far From Refuge" their third album was released in April 2007. This 9 track album was recorded between September 2006 - March 2007 and seen a more live band approach. An 11 track version was also released in Japan. In October that year the band embarked on their first long tour in Europe. Quickly they were considered one of the most intense live acts ever to come from Ireland due to their visual and sonic barrage.
In early 2008 they finally made it to the USA for their first tour. Although the tour was a success all their equipment was stolen after their last show in New York. But the band proved to be resilient and released their 4th "self titled" album "God Is An Astronaut" in late 2008. The album itself had a big rock production and a much heavier sound than before and was supported by a hectic touring schedule with 130 + shows in 20 different countries. Their last two European tours in 2009 completely sold out which helped further cement them as one of the big 3 post-rock instrumental bands in the world, even finishing in the top 90 worldwide bands on Last FM.
2010 seen the release of the band’s 6th album ‘Age Of The Fifth Sun’ and the band go from a 3 piece to a 4 piece with keyboard/piano player Jamie Dean joining the band. The band received rave reviews and the best ever reactions to their concerts due to the explosive energy of the new lineup. 2012 seen the re-release of their entire back catalogue, all the albums have been re-mastered by Tim Young @ Metropolis Mastering whose credits include Massive Attack, The Beatles etc...
God is an Astronaut’s 7th full-length album, Origins was released on September 16th 2013. Comprising a dozen tracks, Origins fluctuates from controlled ferment (‘Calistoga’) to plaintive, piano-led reverie (‘Autumn Song’) to rhapsodic, unapologetically melodic fever (‘Signal Rays’) while never losing its focus. Touring in support of the album brought the band to new territories like China and Brazil including over 100+ shows worldwide.
As with all the bands music to date, they describe the record as “a photograph or a snapshot of who we are in that moment of time”. Despite being 8 albums in, the band’s outlook and ethos still remains the same as it did on their debut – the sole priority being on releasing and performing music they love.
Moglii & NOVAA
'....super-smart and endearingly pieced together from a breathtaking blend of whisper-like vocals and euphoric electronics .' - NME
'If this track is anything to go by, Phoria's upcoming EP, Display, is set to be one of the defining releases of the year.' - Indie Shuffle
'Even as “Emanate” makes its ascent into a huge, warm wall of synth melody, this remains a deeply felt and achingly human composition.' - The Line Of Best Fit
'If a conventional pop song was disassembled to its absolute, minute parts, jumbled up and given a new space, it might sound like this.' - Fake DIY
Brighton five piece alternative, electronic band Phoria return this spring with their second official EP release. The ‘Display’ EP is due for release via X Novo Records in June.
The Lauren Laverne endorsed lead track 'Emanate' raced to No.6 in the Hypem Chart and received over 100,000 plays in its first week and over 120,000 views on Youtube. 'Emanate' has also been BBC6 music's Track of the week and Lauren Laverne's 'Recommends track', it has also received support from Phil Taggart at Radio 1, XFM, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. The single is available to buy digitally, along with a preorder of the EP in full. A run of 250 limited edition 10" vinyl’s will accompany the release.
They have also supported Little Dragon, James Vincent McMorrow, Active Child, 65daysofstatic, Efterklang and Ultraista, project of legendary Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
In support of the 'Display' EP they will be playing headline shows at St. Pancras Old Church on June 16th and The Haunt, Brighton, June 21st.
The Band's live show was listed as a Great Escape Festival highlight by The Line of Best Fit, and Gigwise.
The ‘Display’ EP is set to be the first release from brand new London based singles label X Novo. The name is Latin for ‘built from scratch’.
Ah! Kosmos & Mabel Matiz
Ah! Kosmos is Başak Günak born in Istanbul.
Her debut EP “Flesh” is released by Muzik Hayvanı label in May 2013 and her debut LP “BASTARDS” is released by Denovali Records in April 2015. She performed in Sonar Festival, Venice ElectroFestival, Rock’n Coke 2013,Budapest Punkurica Festival,Tokyo Electronic Music of Arts Festival, CitySonic Festival in Mons, Piknik Elektronik in Brussels.
Other than live performances, she has made composition & sound design for contemporary dance, theaters, short-films and site-specific performances in several art spaces includings including Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Prague Signal Festival, 18th and 19th Istanbul International Theater Festival (IKSV), ARENA Theater Festival Nürnberg, Venice ElectroFestival.
The name Mabel is taken from the novel “Brown Island Blue Danube” and is the nickname of the character Danube. Matiz, was added to the name in the belief that it best describes his music, derived from an ancient Greek slang word whose meaning denotes «someone who is very drunk in love, affected, devoted». In the world of Turkish Pop Music, Mabel Matiz has managed to shatter the established perceptions and capture a large fan base in our country with a different style, as well as with exceptional lyrics and melodies. Beginning in March and continuing throughout 2015 his “Gök Nerede (Where is Heaven) Tour” took in approximately 50 cities in Turkey.
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Fantasy Dream Pop duo, Puro Instinct, is comprised of sisters Piper Durabo and Skylar Cielo from Los Angeles, California. Combining ringing angelic textures with lush, danceable grooves, the composers began releasing material in 2008, followed by their debut LP "Headbangers in Ecstasy" on Mexican Summer in North America, and Recordmakers worldwide in 2011. Shortly after, Puro Instinct toured North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, introducing their sound with the likes of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, John Maus, and others. Presently reenergized and refocused, the sisters are set out to release their sophomore LP, Autodrama, via Manifesto Records on June 24th, 2016.
Mind Enterprises is the work of Andrea Tirone, a producer and songwriter from Turin, Italy. Now based in London, his debut single Sister came out on Double Denim Records in Summer 2012.
The Danish band WhoMadeWho was formed in Copenhagen in 2007 by the Danish producer Tomas Barfod, the jazz guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg and David Bowie loving bassplayer Tomas Høffding. WhoMadeWho would after just a few demos and one show find themselves signed to the German based label Gomma on which they released their debut album, simply entitled Who Made Who, in 2005. The release was supported by numerous 12” featuring remixes by some of the strongest names on the electronic scene at that time.
Since the release of that first album, the band has gone on to release albums with Kompakt (“Knee Deep in 2011 and “Brighter” in 2012) and Get Physical (Berlin).
They have also performed at some of the biggest festivals in the world and toured with acts such as Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, and Erol Alkan.
After touring around the world several times the band is currently working on their next album (1Q 2017) and have recently released their latest single “Hi-Low” (April 2016), the exclusive single off their mix compilation on Get Physical’s “Body Language” Series.
Golf - „Playa Holz“ (13.05.2016)
Kurz Atem holen zwischen zwei Songs, das gilt vor allem auch für das
Publikum, das sich im hoffnungslos überfüllten, überhitzten Konzertsaal
drängt, draußen vor der Tür stehen noch mal so viele Leute, kommen aber
nicht mehr rein. Wie bereits beim letztjährigen Konzert von Golf auf der
Cologne Music Week herrscht Einlass-Stopp. Déjà-vu.
Golf sind vier Freunde, Wolfang, Jonathan, André, Nils, von Essen zog es sie nach Köln, ein bisschen ist mittlerweile auch Berlin im Spiel. Die Geschichte ist dabei genau wie ihre Anfang zwanzigjährigen Protagonisten noch ziemlich jung, Sommer 2014 ging alles los. Das konzeptuelle Verbergen ihrer Gesichter, das die ersten Bandfotos und Clips prägte, haben sie abgelegt, geblieben ist eine Band, deren Entwurf weit ausholt: Panorama-Pop. Song-Momente, die zwischen Michael Jackson und Caribou flimmern können - und bei manch lässigen, fast groovy Rhythmen fühlt man sich zum sonst unerreichten Debüt von Phoenix zurückversetzt. Während die Band selbst gern die J.Lo der 2000er als Inspiration anführt – vermutlich um zu schocken UND weil es wahr ist. Verdammt vieles kommt hier eben zusammen, aber dennoch war die Band schlau genug, auf ihrer Debüt-Platte nun nicht meterhoch die Referenzen zu türmen. Viel mehr bietet sie hochkonzentrierten Pop, dessen Superkraft auch das Weglassen ist. So bekommen die ausgesuchten, oft aus Alltagsgeräuschen gesampelten Sounds Platz, so erhält jedes Keyboard-Motiv seine große Bühne. Golf gießen smarte Abstraktionen in absolute Ohrwürmer.
Dass sie mittlerweile auch eine mitreißende Live-Band darstellen, davon konnte man sich die letzten anderthalb Jahre auf zahlreichen Gigs und Festivals überzeugen. 2015 trugen die vier Ungooglebaren die Information sogar bis nach Südostasien. Auf Facebook formierte sich nach der Tour durch Vietnam und die Philippinen eine enthusiastische Fan-Gruppierung. Sie trägt den bezaubernden Namen: „GOLF – Meine Deutsche Jungen“. Doch auf ein Leben unter Vorab-Lorbeeren hat die Band keine Lust, daher wurde sich zusammengenommen und mit Hilfe von Thomas Hessler (Fotos) das lang erwartete Debüt produziert. „Playa Holz“ heißt es und der Clash zwischen den beiden Worten beschreibt präzise die (vermeintlich) gegenläufigen Welten, die den Bandsound so spannend machen. Das geschmeidige Playa, also der Strand, skizziert den spanischen Einfluss (mit „Coconut“ betreibt man sogar einen spanischen Song und mit Wolfgang ist jemand am Keyboard, dessen Nachname Pérez lautet) – als Kontrast dazu sollte ein besonders deutsches, kantiges Wort gegenknallen. Es wurde sich entschieden für ... Holz. Playa Holz. Alles klar.
Die erste Single-Auskopplung stellt der Song „Macaulay Culkin“ dar, das ist nicht wirklich eine Ode an Richie Rich. Viel mehr dreht sich das Stück darum, wie die Fremdbilder, die andere permanent über Dich entwerfen, tatsächlich auf einen selbst Einfluss nehmen können. Ob man möchte oder nicht. Und kann es ein prominenteres Apropos dafür geben als den tragischen Typen, der für immer „Kevin allein zu Haus“ bleiben muss? Wohl kaum. Golfs Lyrik ist knapp und klar, sie bringt ganz unaufgeregt die Lebenswelten, Widersprüche und Abgründe der eigenen Generation auf den Punkt. Mit dieser Band ist zu rechnen. Eins, zwei, drei, vier. GOLF - Deine Deutsche Jungen.