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Song of the day: Arctic Monkeys did it again

Hello kidos,

So yesterday I just took the day out to selfishly indulge in the new Arctic Monkeys‘ album AM– you can stream the full thing on Itunes before it gets released 10th September. I haven’t written about the new singles until now because, well it’s not like you don’t know about them already. But such greatness cannot be ignored. After a whole day of listening I think this 5th album may turn into my favourite.

The Monkeys were always one step ahead and execute it all so bloody well from day one. Strength to strength the whole of England has watch them grow and adored them. Somewhat representing an entire age group’s culture movement for a country is no small task to put on a band yet they have never buckled. The sound is getting darker, more alluring, more flirtatious while stepping back at the perfect moment to make you want to listen it again and again and again. Alex’s lyrics are spot on, his falsetto very impressive and the entire sound tight as a tick. The influences are growing as their confidence does and the sound matures into perfection.

Here is their latest video for the third single – Why do you only call me when you’re high?

My favourite is right at the end “Alex band guy”


Song of the day: Falsetting around

Hello kids,

So I really thought I had this covered but after a quick check looks like I had forgotten to give you out another biggy of this year. So the iconic indie band Arctic Monkeys released just one wonderful single this year. R U Mine? There was a lot of of oooh and aaahing about Alex’s comeback with an even more deep, powerful and dark voice but even more so about Matt Helders’ newly found ability to do a fabulously high falsetto.

If those wonderful sounds make you wanting more well the good news is that we know they are busy recording their 5th album thanks to Matt’ mum who tweeted: “I don’t know if it helps to clear things up but lads are in the desert!”. As only a rock star mom would. So now we wait patiently for next years album.

Thanks mum.

Song of the day: No such thing as too much of a good thing

Hello kids,

I know its Monday and it’s raining and you are feeling a little gloomy. But no worries, here is the silver lining: this Friday we have another THE LIBERATION night. Thanks for all the positive feedback, so we took it and hurried up and organized another event. So come for a dance and bring your friends.
There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing.

Talking of good things. Today’s song of the day is called Something Good.

It comes from Alt-J. Now at first I had mixed feelings about this band. I liked them but the songs never quite won me over. But I must say this song did it, and now I adore the whole album.
They are also an important band at the moment as they are the favourites for the Mercury (Music) Prize this year. This is a pretty important prize – its awarded to best album from the UK every year. And unlike most music awards that I have issues with (you may remember my rant on the Grammys) they tend to be pretty spot on. For example The XX won the prize two years ago with their debut album. Other winners have been Elbow, Klaxons, Arctic Monkeys, Badly Drawn Boy, PJ Harvey, all bands I respect.

The other nominees are not bad either so it will be quite a fight:

Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
Django Django – Django Django
Field Music – Plumb
Richard Hawley – Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?
Sam Lee – Ground of its Own
The Maccabees – Given to the Wild
Plan B – ill Manors
Roller Trio – Roller Trio
Jessie Ware – Devotion

Some I love, some I don’t know, some I don’t agree with, but overall I generally respect this award.

So have a lovely listen to song and tell me what you think:


I wish I could make a soundtrack to my life and breathe in the notes every day

First Liberation Night!! February 24th @ Petit Central – Lausanne

Glamorous Indie Rock’n’Roll is finally back in town!!!

Join us for a night of mighty Indie Rock @ Petit Central in Lausanne on Friday February 24th.

On the menu:

The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis, The Libertines, Adam Green, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Razorlight, The View, The White Stripes, The Verve, The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, Nirvana, The Subways, Joy Division, Radiohead, The Who, Jamaica, Justice, and many more to discover…

If you like any of the above and you miss a place in town where to free your inner sleeping rocking soul join us @ Petit Central!

Stay Tuned, more info to come

“If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!” – Kurt Cobain