Posts tagged uk
[Watch] Fenech-Soler - "Lies"

When I come across bands like Fenech-Soler it makes me think that if I ever had the opportunity to step foot in the UK that my head would explode because there are just too many talented artists on the rise and I wouldn't know where to begin. 

The video for "Lies", the forthcoming single due out September 20th (courtesy of B Unique Records), has imagery that makes me think somewhere along the lines of Robin Hood (the BBC version) or Legend of the Seeker, but if they lived in Brooklyn... but like in the best way possible. I can actually appreciate the lack of disco balls, neon, glitter, heavy eye makeup, etc. that typically comes with electronic pop bands. They have other videos that kind of dance near that kind of look but are safely enough away. 

I also have to note that singer Ben Duffy has got some range on him! Very interested to see what else he can do. 

For those of you fortunate enough to be across the pond, the band is touring extensively right now so you should go check them out. 

Oh and make sure you add them on Facebook, Myspace, blah blah

Monarchy To Perform At Big Chill Festival, Confirm London Gig


The ever mysterious but ridiculously talented UK duo, Monarchy, have announced that they will be making a main stage appearance at Big Chill Festival on August 7th. In addition to the festival appearance, the duo have also confirmed a London performance for September 22nd at XOYO in London. You can pick up tickets for the London gig here. 

If you're as in love with their debut single, "Love Get Out Of My Way" as I am and are hankering for more tunes, they've got you covered.... if you have an iPhone. That's right. They have an iPhone app that features exclusive content which can be unlocked using the camera and image recognition. Very cool stuff. 

Looking more and more like Monarchy is going to be having an awesome rest of the summer. 

"Love Get Out Of My Way" will be available for your purchasing pleasure on August 30th. 

[Watch and Download] Darwin Deez - "Up In The Clouds"

"Up In The Clouds" is the insanely catchy single from NYer Darwin Deez, available now on iTunes.  

If you can't get enough of the video, you should definitely check out the two remixes below. Personally, I can't get enough of the Jake Bullit remix. It really plays off the strong points of the song. 

[Download] Darwin Deez - "Up In The Clouds (Jake Bullit remix)"

[Download] Darwin Deez - "Up In The Clouds (Mr Flash remix)" 

Deez is also hitting up the UK in October. You should definitely check him out if he's heading your way. 

Tour dates after the jump!

October tour:
12: Academy 3, Manchester
13: Other Rooms, Newcastle
14: King Tut’s, Glasgow
15: Cockpit, Leeds
16: Bodega, Nottingham
18: Plug, Sheffield
19: Thekla, Bristol
20: Cavern, Exeter
21: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
22: Digital, Brighton
23: Jericho, Oxford
24: Arts Centre, Norwich
26: Scala, London
27: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28: Kasbah, Coventry

[Watch and Download] Monarchy - "Love Get Out Of My Way"

Happy Friday everybody!! It's never too early on Friday to start dancing, amirite? 

Monarchy, the mysterious duo that's quickly rising in popularity on the other side of the pond, has just released the video for their new single, "Love Get Out Of My Way" (which officially drops August 30 courtesy of Mercury Records) and it is quite dancetastic! It's bright but gritty and the vocal is spot on. I can't get enough of it. Plus, you know, the video is pretty cool too. 

The single comes backed with a stunning remix package from Sinden, Tim Goldsworthy, Holy Ghost!, Treasure Fingers and Benny Benassi

I think great things are heading their way if they continue deliver songs like this to the masses. 

To hold you over until the single drops, we've got the Tim Goldsworthy remix and it is deeeeeelightful. 


[Download] Monarchy - "Love Get Out Of My Way (Tim Goldsworthy remix DUB)"

[Download] The Count & Sinden 'Mega Mega Mega!' Album Sampler


The Count & Sinden just wrapped up their album Mega Mega Mega! and are wasting no time pushing it out into the universe, dropping August 23rd. MMM! will feature guests ranging from Mystery Jets to Rye Rye and upcoming UK talent Katy B and Bashy. Judging by the minimix that C&S have graciously offered to the masses, MMM! will be the perfect summer album of dance jams that we already thought it could be.


Download the Mega Mega Mega! minimix here.

[Listen] Example - "Kickstarts"

And here I thought I had settled on my Example jam for the summer! Boy was I wrong. 

Following up the smashing success with the title track, "Won't Go Quietly", Example has previewed his next single "KICKSTARTS", due June 13th in the UK. 

You can check out the lyrics and a remix over on his blog. Personally, the BAR9 remix isn't much to freak out over, but I'm sure we'll have more to report on in the following weeks. 

Won't Go Quietly (the album) is due in the UK on June 20th.