Monday, November 30

Actually my name's Marina...

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We are very thrilled to present the brand spanking new video for Marina and the Diamonds' Hollywood.



Directed by Kinga Burza in the most hilariously OTT mansion we've ever been to, see how many US icons you can spot (we've noted Elvis, Obama, Marilyn so far).
It's out on 15th Feb on limited vinyl, CD and through those digital information transfer thingys (don't reckon they'll catch on to be honest).

More big Marina news tomorrow.
Ooh it's all go innit.

Sunday, November 29

it really really really could happen



Blur The Movie? YES PLEASE

Wednesday, November 18

hot video Wednesday

Isn't it great when 3 songs you REALLY love turn up with 3 equally great videos?

1. Primary 1 & Riton - Radiate


2. Good Shoes - Under Control


3. Flairs - Truckers Delight


Humm, I do have a slight issue with the end of this particular video, but besides that its like the grubby older brother of this oft-forgotten gem.

Friday, November 6

so what's how they do it...

Just something to ponder next time you pop on a 45.
What do you mean, you don't know what a 45 is? Sigh...

Wednesday, November 4

it's a Weezer Snuggie!



Making a late but strong contender for promotional item of the year, good ol Weezer are even giving away a copy of their new album with every branded Snuggie bought.
I'll have one in each colour for Christmas, yeah?

Monday, November 2

Guest Ears - Ruth Saxelby

Once in a while we'll hand over the Ears Checking reins to someone we think has a particularly fine taste in music and this month that honor lies squarely on the wonderfully selective ears of Ms Ruth Saxelby.
When not shaking her thing at every cool clubnight in London we've frequented, Ruth can be found interviewing exciting new bands for Dummy magazine and also posting her musings on her own blog, Rambling On About Music. She also has the best selection of ra-ra skirts this side of the 1950s.
For a daily dose of ones-to-watch tips and generally life updates, you can follow Ruth on twitter here.

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GUEST EARS CHECKING - Ruth Saxelby (Spotify)

1. Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
2. Foals - Olympic Airwaves
3. Invisible - London Girl
4. Nenah Cherry - Buffalo Stance
5. We Have Band - Oh!
6. Terry Lynn - IMF
7. Dels - Lazy
8. Micachu - Golden Phone
9. Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
10. David E. Sugar - Although You May Laugh
11. The XX - VCR
12. Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
13. Beck - Youthless
14. Au Revoir Simone - Knight of Wands
15. Friendly Fires - Strobe
16. Health - In Violet
17. Remember Remember - The Dancing
18. First Aid Kid - Hard Believer
19. Animal Collective - My Girls
20. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
21. Prince - I Would Die 4 U
22. Electrobic - Getting Away With It


GUEST EARS CHECKING - Ruth Saxelby (Spotify)