Longtime SKOA favorite Example has been cranking out some top tunes over the past year on his newly fashioned imprint, Staneric Recordings. I’m especially loving his latest, “All Night”, which in addition to painting a picture of how I envision going out in London must be like, is living proof that the man his living his best life. In addition to the new single, Elliot and his totally adorable wife, model Erin McNaught made a DIY music video after putting their kids to bed in what appears to be their living room. There’s no well thought out choreography or anything over the top about it. While other people are enjoying the video for, um, reasons, I just love the idea of these two drunk trying to quietly do somewhere around 12 takes to make this video hoping to god that their kids didn’t wake up. I wouldn’t be surprised if the song took off because people decided to recreate the video because of its simplicity and playfulness. Considering he did everything on his own for this single, I hope this becomes the norm for him. The multitasking looks really good on him.
Oof. Really stoked for this show and because I submitted it late it was a little borked airing. You didn't even get to hear the last two segments. :( All good though! There's always next week (not to mention the podcast that will be attached to this show shortly). But yeah, trying to get back to digging out those little diamonds in the rough that I enjoy supporting. Plus HELLO NEW KENNA!! *praise hands emoji* A lot to be excited about. Expect more posts in between this show and the next with more info on the bands we're featuring.
As always feel free to let me know what you thought of this week's show either by dropping a comment here or hitting me up on Twitter.
Until next week!
- Breakbot (feat. Ruckazoid) - "Fantasy"
- DID YOU SEE GUYS!? We're getting SO CLOSE to a new Breakbot record! We've hit the mastering stage of the process per his post on Instagram. Eeeeee!
- Miami Horror - "Love Like Mine"
- North American tour now. August = Australia dates.
- Big Black Delta - "It's Ok"
- Rainer - "Marry"
- Grab dat album doe.
- Gothic Tropic - "Puppet Master"
- Playing a couple of dates with Surfer Blood. Debut album Fast or Feast slated for early 2016 release.
- Madeon - "Pay No Mind"
- Tame Impala - "'Cause I'm A Man"
- Death In The Afternoon - "'82"
- Available to purchase everywhere August 28. Until then, obsessively listen over on Soundcloud.
- Phases - "I'm In Love With My Life"
- ARRWS (feat. FEM FEL) - "The Dark"
- From his upcoming EP Motionless For Hours.
- VOWWS - "The Great Sun"
- Debut full length The Great Sun expected to drop this fall!! ON TOUR NOW!
- Boots - "I Run Roulette"
- Playing the Lollapalooza after show with some other dates. Supporting Run The Jewels this fall. More over on his site.
- On An On - "It's Not Over"
- Example - "Whisky Story"
- HEALTH - "STONEFIST"
- Ratatat - "Cream on Chrome"
- Sivik - "U Got"
- There are some fun remixes of this song on Soundcloud.
- SEØUEL - "Subtle"
- Reykavik EP drops on July 24th. I'm into it.
- Galantis - "Call If You Need Me"
- Kid Cudi (feat. MGMT & Ratatat) - "Pursuit of Happiness"
- Playing a couple of festivals this summer.
- Man on the Moon III expected to drop sometime this year. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Monarchy - "Black Widow"
- ReVision out now.
- Earlier this week they released a video for their Blur cover of "Girls And Boys" featuring Dita Von Teese that's a bit trippy.
- Kenna - "Sleep When We Die"
- Something must be coming because Kenna has been posting a lot of videos on Facebook lately. (Spoilers: something is, but I can't say because I've been sworn to secrecy).
- Tropics - "Hunger"
- Big Data (feat. Bear Hands) - "Sick For Me"
- Too Many Ts (feat. Great Scott) - "Same Thing"
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After weeks of torment and announcing just one act a day via numerous sources, Parklife Weekender has been given a full initial line-up announcement and it's shaping up to be a fun start to summer in Manchester. Presented by the same awesome people that bring us the Warehouse Project, the festival takes part over the weekend of June 8th-9th. Previously announced acts included Julio Bashmore, Everything Everything, The Maccabees, Four Tet and Hudson Mohawke.
Names added today include Example, Plan B, Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, A Trak, The Horrors, Jessie Ware, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Rudimental, TEED, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Savages, King Krule, Toro Y Moi and a crap load of others, with loads more still to be announced it's looking like it will live up to the previous years'. For the full line-up so far head over to the official website to grab some tickets. You know you want to. We're still awaiting word on the new venue/location for the event but we're told it'll all be revealed a week today (February 21st).
Flux Pavilion's Example track featuring "Daydreamer" was a bit of a corker and today we get a reshuffle of the original composition from Jack Beats. Uploaded to Flux's Soundcloud the track features less vocal prominence from Example but in turn makes a little bigger, resulting in a nice take on what was already a great track. Tuesday Morning dance anyone?
Mikill Pane had one hell of a 2011 and looks set to continue his good fortune in 2012 with the release of this great sounding EP, You Guest It. We've already had one release from him this year in the shape of the Morris Dancer EP but for this next release he has some very special guests. Head over to SB.TV to grab the download of the cleverly titled EP which features collaborations with Example, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, Yasmin, Jakwob, P Money and a few other surprises. (I'm looking at you Katie Price.)
Photo credit: Mark Burstiner
In practically every other country other than the United States, Example is considered a world renown musician, with his album debuting at #1 in the UK and charting in Australia, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland and Switzerland. Just like the many global musicians that have come before him, however, the US has not taken to the Playing In The Shadows singer... yet. Being inside of the US, it's hard for me to understand why it's so difficult for my fellow Americans to pick up on an artist like Example who can crank out such danceable tunes like "Won't Go Quietly", "Kickstarts", "Stay Awake" or his current single at American radio, "Changed The Way You Kissed Me". Hopefully this is about to change very soon.
Two weeks ago at Gramercy Theater in New York City I had the privilege of not only catching his first show in America. I have to admit, I wasn't completely sold on Playing In The Shadows until I was at this show. The intensity of the highly catchy dance music thumping in your chest paired with the way that Example is able to command an audience to dance until their feet are ready to fall off at the show was finally what won me over for the album. In addition to catching the memorable set, I was able to sit down with Mr. Elliot Gleaves himself prior to the performance and pick at his brain for a little bit about his obsession with America, the struggles of slowly tackling the worldwide dance scene one city at a time, his unique approach to writing songs, some details about his upcoming fourth album and much more.
In celebration of Example making it over to the US of A, "Changed The Way You Kissed Me" has been updated complete with added vocals from Ludacris. Not really sure how necessary that was because the single was solid before, but this is a pretty nice additioon to the track. Either way, we're still really excited that this side of the pond will finally get some facetime with Elliot.
Don't forget about our contest to catch Example at his US debut in NYC at Gramercy Theater next Monday, March 26th!
Example is coming to America, friends! The wait is finally over! However, if you live in New York City your bragging rights of catching him first are a little over a week away!
Since we've loved the "Changed The Way You Kissed Me" singer since way back when, we've been hooked up with one pair of tickets to give away for his first show in the US at Gramercy Theater in New York City on Monday, March 26th.
So are you ready to dance with us until your feet fall off? Of course you are! To enter, drop us a comment on this post with your favorite Example song that he's released to date. You have until Friday, March 23rd at 4pm EDT to enter. A winner will be chosen at random shortly afterwards and contacted so we can get your name on the guest list!
In case you've already bought your tickets (like a good fan) but want to get your friends on the Example train, make sure you show them the video for "Changed The Way You Kissed Me":
Good luck! We hope to see you at the show!