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Song of the day: Le Corps Mince de Françoise

Well hello there Tuesday,

Today’s band is called Le Corps Mince de Françoise or LCMDF. For anyone who doesn’t speak French that translates to the thin body of Françoise. So you are thinking they are French and the lead singer is called Françoise right? Wrong. The girl duo are called Emma and Mia and they are Finish. So yes I’ll classify it with the same naming techniques as yesterdays Polica.

Now more importantly the music. The reason they caught my ear is that they remind me of Crystal Castles. They have the same electro piercing sounds that create discomforting ambience that you happily move to.

Let’s see if it grows on you like it did on me. Here is Take Me To The Mountain.



Song of the day: Happy New Year

Hello kids,

Yes I know, I’m sorry, I went on a ten day unannounced hiatus. But I’m back and here to give you your daily dose of music. Hope the return to work was not too rough.

I have been working on quite a few things to bring to you this year but as I am still in South Africa for a few days, and the internet speed  is matching that of the stone age, it makes it difficult for me to do anything. Also Spotify doesn’t work properly so you will have to wait for your playlists. But I promise I have some good things in store by end of next week.

So lets open the New Year with a release I never got to last year. So the fantastic Crystal Castles (you should all know I’m not in love and Crimewave) from Toronto released their third album appropriately named (III) late last year. For this album, the dark electro duo put in a new rule: no computers in the studio and only one take per song (according to them the first is always the best). So what did that do to their sound? To me it’s even more cutting, chaotic and stressful sound than before. Their signature shrill sound is still there and so is all the synth. The lyrics are as dark as the sound. So I heard you ask – why would you listen to that? And that’s the mystery around Crystal Castles. The sounds are jagged and should pierce your ears with discomfort. But some how, some way Crystal Castles gels it together and leaves you no other choice than the jam to it.

But the good news is that Crystal Castles knows how to keep a good mix between happyish songs and aggressive ones.
So here is a sample of both

Happish: Affection

Aggressive: Wrath of God

Happy New Years everybody

Song of the day

Hello kids,

So it’s getting closer and close to DDAY this FRIDAY. And I’m getting all type of excited.
I am working on the playlist for Friday – and it’s got quite an electric feel to its Indieness. Feel free to send me suggestions/requests.

Following from yesterday’s CRYSTAL CASTELS HOT track I give you another of their remix.

Here is a remix of the great KLAXONS.

Atlantis to Interzone – Crystal Castles vs Klaxons  



Song of the day


Today I give you the chance to GIVE BACK. After over a year of my bringing you your daily jam I will now ask for your support.
This Friday will be the launch of THE LIBERATION NIGHT by none other than INDIE NATION.

Facebook event

We have our first gig/event! Some come and jam jam to jam jamable tunes at Le P’tit Centrale in Lausanne.
I know it’s a bit far but we need your support so we can then nail gigs here in Geneva.

Just to give you an idea of the tunes that will be breaking down the floor, here is today’s song which comes from two great bands:
Crystal Castles vs Health

Here is Crimewave:

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