Blister In The Fun

I was just going through my phone’s audio files and found this cheeky recording I made at James Blake’s Old Pancras Church show a few weeks ago in London. And it doesn’t sound half-bad. The song is a cover of Joni Mitchell’s gorgeous Blue classic A Case Of You, which James encored with on the night and introduced in to his live set this year. The show was awesome and this elegant rendition proved to any doubters that Blake’s voice isn’t reliant on the vocal-bending and enhancing that he uses to such fine effect. Bootlegging is a piece of fucking cake! Tomorrow I’m going to get you all a camera phone recorded version of the new Harry Potter movie. 




A Case Of You Live by blisterinthefun


I was just going through my phone’s audio files and found this cheeky recording I made at James Blake’s Old Pancras Church show a few weeks ago in London. And it doesn’t sound half-bad. The song is a cover of Joni Mitchell’s gorgeous Blue classic A Case Of You, which James encored with on the night and introduced in to his live set this year. The show was awesome and this elegant rendition proved to any doubters that Blake’s voice isn’t reliant on the vocal-bending and enhancing that he uses to such fine effect. Bootlegging is a piece of fucking cake! Tomorrow I’m going to get you all a camera phone recorded version of the new Harry Potter movie. 

A Case Of You Live by blisterinthefun


Here’s a brilliant new video from Adam ‘I WANNA DANCE!’ Goldberg’s new band The Goldberg Sisters. Shush is recorded in one long continuous iPhone take and works wonderfully. Athough, I regret to report that I do detect a whiff of an effect app as unfortunately the world doesn’t actually look like the Seventies any more. Listening to the new self-titled record now and it is really quite something. Let’s hope Matthew McConaughey is the next Dazed & Confused star to get in the recording studio as unfortunately there just isn’t enough Country & Western being made right now.


This is so rad. Quirky ol’ Nardwuar interviews Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator and Hodgy Beats down at SXSW last week. I wish less bands were asked ‘SO WHO R YA INFLUENCES AND Y?’ and more were asked ‘So why do you like bacon?’ Guaranteed more interesting answer every time.

With all these protests in London and around the globe, political unrest in the Middle East, disillusionment with the government in Japan and dissatisfaction just about everywhere else except for Switzerland, all on top of a serious war erupting in Libya, it seems strange there isn’t more politically-fuelled, pissed off punk rock being made. Here’s ten songs that make me wanna paint signs and hold them up in the street and be mad and protest and stuff. Best viewed big here.


















Masters of War from Tony Fox on Vimeo.


With all these protests in London and around the globe, political unrest in the Middle East, disillusionment with the government in Japan and dissatisfaction just about everywhere else except for Switzerland, all on top of a serious war erupting in Libya, it seems strange there isn’t more politically-fuelled, pissed off punk rock being made. Here’s ten songs that make me wanna paint signs and hold them up in the street and be mad and protest and stuff. Best viewed big here.

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Masters of War from Tony Fox on Vimeo.

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Does Wayne Coyne ever just sit around watching boxsets in his pajamas? Finally out of their Warner Bros. Records deal, the Flaming Lips seem to be busier than ever. Here’s a taste of their new EP collaboration with Texan chillwavers Neon Indian.  

Wow, has it really been two years since the krautrock, new-wave, psych and garage amalgamating brilliance of The Horrors' Primary Colours? With a new record currently in the works, a three-date UK tour in June announced today suggests we may not have to wait long for new stuff. A lot can change in two years, but I’ll bet you a charcoal velvet cravat they’ll still at least be wearing black when they return to the stage.
Here are the dates -
June 15th @ Glasgow, Oran MorJune 16th @ Manchester, AcademyJune 17th @ London, York Hall


Wow, has it really been two years since the krautrock, new-wave, psych and garage amalgamating brilliance of The Horrors' Primary Colours? With a new record currently in the works, a three-date UK tour in June announced today suggests we may not have to wait long for new stuff. A lot can change in two years, but I’ll bet you a charcoal velvet cravat they’ll still at least be wearing black when they return to the stage.

Here are the dates -

June 15th @ Glasgow, Oran Mor
June 16th @ Manchester, Academy
June 17th @ London, York Hall


This has gotta be my favourite video of the year so far. Directed by the always brilliant So Me, the contagious and Prince-vibing Embody is SebastiAn’s first single from Total expected in May. And Kavinsky, obviously wanting to get involved in this whole Ed Banger homecoming party thing has just posted a 30 second snippet of his remix for Embody too. You can find it here.

Cliché Javier Mendizabal commercial by French Fred from Cliché Skateboards on Vimeo.


You wouldn’t really put Devendra Banhart down for skate vid sounds, but surprisingly this new ad for Cliché Skateboards by French Fred suits Devendra like beads, beard and flannel. Filmed with Javier Mendizabal skating Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Basque country to Devendra Banhart’s Shabop Shalom.

The 2011 RSD list of records and rarities has just been posted over at www.recordstoreday.com with Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Syd Barrett, Deerhoof and Fleet Foxes all participating in the frivolity. It’s important to remember though, that the same rule goes for record stores as it does for cute puppies at Christmas. A record store is for life, not just for Record Store Day. 
A full list can be found here.
Record Store Day falls on Saturday the 16th April.


The 2011 RSD list of records and rarities has just been posted over at www.recordstoreday.com with Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Syd Barrett, Deerhoof and Fleet Foxes all participating in the frivolity. It’s important to remember though, that the same rule goes for record stores as it does for cute puppies at Christmas. A record store is for life, not just for Record Store Day. 

A full list can be found here.

Record Store Day falls on Saturday the 16th April.

The No Pain In Pop blog just posted a couple of new songs by Londoner Alexander Shields’ disparate pop project A Grave With No Name. Here’s a stream of a song actually called Streams. We can only presume by the lush melodies and meandering guitars that this Streams is named for the small, narrow river kind and not the free online music kind we all love so much. Actually maybe the opening ‘there are streams/in the woods’ lyric clears it up as we all know how tough it is to get a decent 3G signal in the middle of a forest.



'Streams' - A Grave With No Name by alaxander


The No Pain In Pop blog just posted a couple of new songs by Londoner Alexander Shields’ disparate pop project A Grave With No Name. Here’s a stream of a song actually called Streams. We can only presume by the lush melodies and meandering guitars that this Streams is named for the small, narrow river kind and not the free online music kind we all love so much. Actually maybe the opening ‘there are streams/in the woods’ lyric clears it up as we all know how tough it is to get a decent 3G signal in the middle of a forest.

'Streams' - A Grave With No Name by alaxander