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May 7, 2012

Introducing: Mt. Wolf

A short while ago, South London quartet Mt. Wolf introduced themselves to the world with two impressive and accomplished demos, “Underground” and “Life Sized Ghosts”. Reincarnated from a previous band, they arrived for round two with the same lineup – just with a new name, a new image and simply better songs. A tried and tested and often successful formula, this – see White Lies, The Vaccines and Swiss Lips before them (amongst a number of others who found the right alchemy at the second attempt).

Indeed, a few months in, things are starting to heat up. If our Twitter and Facebook feeds are to be believed, the outfit are very much the band of the moment. This bank holiday weekend just gone has seen them play two shows, one at Queen Of Hoxton, and one at XOYO, to much fanfare on the aforementioned social networks.

It’s not overly surprising – the tracks certainly live up to their venerable ‘dream folk’ / ‘folktronica’ billing – they’re beautiful, spacious compositions that call to mind people like Bjork, Ellie Goulding and James Yuill. “Underground” is a nailed-on dance floor hit, with a powerful chorus that we imagine would translate very well live, whilst “Life Sized Ghosts” is one of those all-encompassing / completely-lose-your-bearings for its duration kind of tracks.

It’s Kate Sproule’s lead vocal that really sets the songs apart from the crowd, though – quirky and hypnotic and the same time, they have a real ace up their sleeve here that could potentially prove decisive in a notoriously crowded market for new bands.

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May 6, 2012

London gigs diary: 7 May – 13 May

Melbourne’s Chet Faker plays The Social and Notting Hill Arts Club this week.

Monday 7 May

Bowerbirds @ Cargo
Savoir Adore + Cut Ribbons + Good Dangers @ Queen Of Hoxton
I Like Trains @ The Borderline

Tuesday 8 May

Chet Faker @ The Social (Huw Stephens presents) FREE
Howler @ The Garage
Trailer Trash Tracys @ Hoxton Bar Kitchen
French Wives @ Bull Gate

Wednesday 9 May

Amics Del Bosc + Maika Makovski + We Barbarians + Dante + School Is Cool @ Proud Camden (Music Week Breakout)
Gold Youth + Eight And A Half @ The Lexington
Cloud Nothings @ Cargo
Milagres + Vadoinmessico + Peter Kerry @ Barfly (XFM X-Posure)
Hoodlums + Look, Stranger! @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Death2Disco) FREE

Thursday 10 May

The Black Belles @ Barfly
Aluna George + Chet Faker @ Notting Hill Arts Club (YoYo)
Houses @ The Lexington
Perfume Genius + Cate Le Bon @ St Pancras Old Church

Friday 11 May

Ladyhawke @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Virals + Novella @ The Shacklewell Arms
The Front Bottoms + Being There @ Power Lunches
Retro Stefson + White Arrows @ Koko (Club NME)

Saturday 12 May

Cocknbullkid @ The Macbeth

Sunday 13 May

NZCA/Lines @ The Lock Tavern FREE

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May 6, 2012

Submit a Sound for The Chaotic Good’s next track!

Submit a Sound for The Chaotic Good’s next track!

The Chaotic Good is turning to his fans for help with his next track. He will be creating his next free track using only his drum sounds along with user submitted sounds…That’s where you come in!

TCG is looking for sound files less than 10 seconds long in either .wav or .aiff format. Be creative with your sounds. Synths, vocals, random samples, bass, etc. are all acceptable. Please DO NOT submit any drums or percussion as TCG will be adding his own to this particular track.

Submissions can be sent to between Monday 5/7 and Friday 5/11

Limit Five (5) sounds per user

The Chaotic Good will select a dozen or so sounds and use them in creating a new track during another LIVE 6 hour Ustream recording.

This is your opportunity to be a part of The Chaotic Good!

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May 1, 2012

Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” Single Launch Parties!

Well it wouldn’t be a proper single release without a big launch party, would it? In this case, we’ve decided to really push the boat out and throw TWO parties on consecutive nights (6 7 June), in Manchester and London respectively, so both sides of the Watford Gap can have a piece of Jake Mattison action.

Support in Manchester comes from Tawse, whilst Australia’s Israel Cannan will be opening up in London, all before Jake comes on to celebrate the release of his first ever single. There’ll be special guest DJ sets too, and we’ll most likely be dusting off our own 12 inches in time for the occasion.

Grab your tickets HERE (includes a ticket / 7″ vinyl deal) and be sure to let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing to the Facebook events. There aren’t many tickets (or vinyls) at all, so be quick if you want in.

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