June 6, 2011 Posted by admin at 9:35 am
Electronic powerhouse PNAU return with Solid Ground, the second single from their eagerly anticipated album Soft Universe – due to hit stores on July 22. It’s the kind of emotionally charged electronica that is expected from the band, rich with intricate musicality, catchy lyrics and infectious hooks, Solid Ground surges with energy and melodically rules the current electro-pop landscape. With the track hitting radio this week, and the duo’s album and East Coast + Splendour In The Grass tour in the coming weeks, all eyes (and ears) are definitely on PNAU.
November 25, 2010 Posted by mike at 12:48 pm
Northern Ireland’s hottest export TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, have put together a unique Tour Edition version of their album Tourist History for their second trip downunder. The new edition of Tourist history includes a whole second disc of handpicked remixes by acts like Whatever Whatever, French Horn Rebellion, Is Tropical, Cassian, Ted&Francis, The Twelves and more PLUS a link to a documentary on the making of the album.
Having turned Splendour In The Grass into a jumping castle last August, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB continued on with a SOLD OUT Australian headline tour. Now the trio are gearing up to do it again come February and set this summer sweltering. Whilst down here to join the solid lineup of the 2011 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB will also include a handful of headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne and Byron Bay on their jaunt to Oz. The 18+ show in Melbourne is already sold out, but tickets are still available to the Byron Bay show on Thursday Feb 3rd, the under 18s show in Melbourne on Tuesday Feb 8th and the Sydney ALL AGES show on Monday, February 7th.
These newcomers have been setting hearts a flutter across the world with the release of their debut album “Tourist History” selling out shows in the USA, UK and Japan and Australia.
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
Proudly supported by Video Hits, In The Mix, and Street Press Australia
With special guests PARADES.
Thur Feb 3
THE GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL (18+)
Tickets from www.thenorthern.com.au, www.oztix.com.au or Oztix Outlets
Mon Feb 7
ENMORE THEATRE (ALL AGES) – ON SALE NOW
Tickets from Ticketek, www.ticketek.com.au, Ph 132 849
Tue Feb 8
PRINCE BANDROOM (UNDER 18’s) – ON SALE NOW
Tickets from Polyester Records, Greville Records, Prince Public Bar, www.princebandroom.com.au, Ph 03 9536 1168
Wed Feb 9
PRINCE BANDROOM (18+) – SOLD OUT
November 2, 2010 Posted by mike at 3:36 pm
KITSUNE MAISON 10: The Fireworks Issue
KITSUNE MAISON 10: The Fireworks Issue
Tilting your beret and dimensional perceptions, the latest installment from Kitsuné Maison is here. Breaking into the double-digits, Kitsuné Maison 10 is a celebration of musical talent, a showcase featuring 25 of the best in electronic club, Parisian pop, Swedish folk, and countless other nation-bound genres.
It’s an interracial house party, with a guest list including Yelle, Digitalism, Two Door Cinema Club, Black Strobe, as well as a whole collection of intercontinental content. This is diversity at its artistic best.
Dubbed ‘The Fireworks Issue’, Kitsuné Maison 10 is an explosive addition to the Maison series, which has previously featured the talents of trend setters like Hot Chip, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Gossip, Soulwax, La Roux, Delphic, and Simian Mobile Disco. There’s more bang, more boom, more music, more Kitsuné, more Maison… Just more of what you want, along with more of what you should be listening to.
Kitsuné Maison 10 – ‘The Fireworks Issue’, ionically charged and ready to launch, sir.
Kitsuné Maison 10 – ‘The Fireworks Issue is out November 26th on etcetc with iTunes running a special promotion with the compilation at a special price for a limited time only!
PREVIEW: Check out a preview of Maison 10 here.
1/ Casacadeur – Walker (Early Mix) – French. Gentle. Atmospheric. Dream-like and almost sad. Five years in the making. The CQFD prize of (French weekly) Les Inrockuptibles. A good start to the power of ten.
2/ Guards – Don’t Wake The Dead – Americans playing garage-rock. Typical NYC brutal energy. MGMT, Chairlift & Cults are friends and contribute to their recordings. Richie, the guy behind it all, posts free tracks on line. A bit of catching up for those who don’t have internet at home, or the right bookmarks or the time even.
3/ Is Tropical – South Pacific – The lastest band signed to Kitsuné. With an impressive masked look (watch those hands whilst on stage). Brilliant sound. Play this track a thousand times, we have.
4/ Yelle – La Musique – Always and again and again. We put out her first single. Here she’s produced by Germany’s Siriusmo who’s a bit of a don. We like Yelle.
5/ Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (Mustang Remix) – An italo-disco remix by the Mustang djs from Bruxelles. Two Door Cinema Club is booming. « One of the most loved bands in the UK » as read in the NME last week.
6/ Beataucue – Disque Oh – Our new favorite kids. From Caen and not even eighteen yet. They’ve remixed Kylie, Two Door Cinema Club and released their debut single on Kitsuné in april 2010.
7/ Strange Talk – Climing Walls – Straight from Melbourne, Australia. Alt pop, as they say there. Sounds like vitamin C. No embarassment or inhibitions here, this is solid FM music as we like it.
8/ Punks Jump Up – Blockhead (Edit) – Good London djs with consistent track record. They’ve remixed Robyn, Yelle and Kele. Typical 3am peaktime when the dancefloor’s rockin’.
9/ The Aikiu – The Red Kiss – French. Rankin shot the video. Nile Rodgers gave his blessing. And voilà !
10/ Flight Facilities – Crave You (feat. Giselle) – A cult classic that’s tailored to cross-over and turn into a summer hit. A song as safe as a white t-shirt. The people in the know love it, but then again you don’t need to be in the know to get it. More Aussies. There’s good stuff in Australian orange juice at the moment, isn’t there?
11/ Jolie Chérie – Insomnie – Because finally some French people – namely Melina, Samir et Etienne – have realised that a French band name is also very good.
12/ Wild at Heart – Get Related – Erik & Li are Swedish messengers of what some call slow-pop, pop although you could simply say they have charm.
13/ Clock Opera – Once And For All – Great lyrics, music shot on wide-lens, the kind admen will soon steal for their car or friendly banks ads. The electronic Coldplay? And we’re not even joking.
14/ Icona Pop – Manners (Extended) – Two Swedish girls who want the world to sing along to their heartbroken songs, dark feelings and brief euphoric moments. Rugged and persistent.
15/ Young Empires – Glory Of The Night – A young band formed last October and already celebrated by the blogs, unsurprising considering the amount of teenage sensuality at work, shadow play frolics and the likes.
16/ Housse de Racket – Château – The French band with the strangest band name since The Doors turns up with a very, very good song, which predicts a very, very good second album… keenly watched by Kitsuné.
17/ Teeth – See Spaces – Ximon, Simon and Veronica warn in their official biog: « We destroy anything we touch. All our equipment’s ruined, the sound blows out everywhere we go…» . Made us want to listen. They produce themselves their own videos, pictures and fanzines…
18/ The Heartbreaks – Liar, My Dear – British pop as we love it. Spicy and lyrical. They’re The Drums’ favorite band, so there.
19/ Waylayers – Fire – Harry, James, Jon and Alan form a brand new band fresh out of Harry’s bedroom, they have a sound that demands attention, ever so particular that their early demos instantly attracted attention.
20/ Digitalism – Blitz – Solid track that combines grace and strength, in some kind of trance. The track is called ‘Blitz’ and was indeed designed to slay dancefloors.
21/ Black Strobe – Me & Madonna – (The Twelves Remix) – The 2010 remix of their cult hit ‘Me and Madonna’ which was bang on at the time. It’s remixed by Kitsuné’s favorite Brazilian producers: The Twelves.
21/ Justus Köhncke – Sorry – This talented yet underrated German producer (he is disco!) teams up with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor for a lo-fi slice of heavenly soul. The rest of the band will be jealous.
11/ Psychobuildings – Terror Management – They’re from Brooklyn (who isn’t these days? it’s a joke). Peter, Peter and Juan are on a dark wave tip. That video they had on YouTube where a guy’s dancing to the track wearing horrid pyjamas in an American Apparel shop kinda made us want to sign them. We thought wow, you got to believe to go through all that.
12/ May68 – The Prisoner (Cecile remix. – Jerry Bouthier edit) – To start with it’s a great band name with all its generational implications (May 68 is the date of the student uprising in France). Camille, Matt, Owen, Jonny and Jude (the vocalist, from Sheffield) are behind this Manchester band that fuses dancefloor and pop sensibilities in its own inimitable way. Remixed here by Cecile, the rising producer from Milan.
13/ Palmbomen – Moon Children – It’s one boy on his own, Kai, with a lot of synths. Perfect track for mornings when you’re deciding which Kitsuné shirt to wear.
November 2, 2010 Posted by mike at 2:31 pm
CLOCK OPERA – Once And For All
CLOCK OPERA – Once And For All
“Once and For All” is Clock Opera’s new single to be released by Kitsuné through etcetc on November 12th.
Inspired by a play by Ontroerend Goed, the song is a lyrical-electro-pop gem which will further cement their growing reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting new bands of this year and next. ‘Once And For All’ is signature Clock Opera and testament to why this band has already received massive accolades from the blogosphere right through to the heavyweight music press and broadsheets.
They’ve been remixed by a stunning list that includes Marina & The Diamonds, Au Revoir Simone and Everything Everything, The Phenomenal Handclap Band and The Golden Filter and have recently toured with Marina & The Diamonds, Au Revoir, Yeasayer and Everything Everything to great acclaim.
The single is backed by two very special remixes from Little Loud and Clive Tanaka. Little Loud injects his signature bright and uplifting synths into this gorgeous remix while cassette tape revivalist and Hokkaido native Clive Tanaka strips everything back and lets front man Guy Connelly’s vocals breath high above a heartbeat and dreamy soundscape.
Clock Opera – Once And For All is out November 12th on etcetc
1: Once And For All
2: Litte Loud Remix
3: Clive Tanaka Remix
Clock Opera – Once And For All is out November 12th on etcetc.
Clock Opera is offering you their October Mix which they concocted especially to back their new single “Once And For All”. Check it below:
November 2, 2010 Posted by mike at 12:51 pm
Orbiting the dance world’s conscience for years, “Blitz” marks the start of a new odyssey for Digitalism, to be released on November 12th !
Faithful to the label Kitsuné, the electro duo has retained their melancholic universe, lived by Daft Punk’s legacy and movie soundtracks with a all-new story which starts with « Blitz » and the equally promising track « Stratosphere ».
Some comrades have also been invited to participate in the travel, like Harvard Bass, well-known for their catchy minimal house mixing melodic builds and Belgium DJ / producers Villa for two epic remixes! So strap yourselves in and get ready for launch!
3: Blitz (Harvard Bass remix)
4: Blitz (Villa remix)
DIGITALISM – ‘Blitz’ is out November 12th on etcetc.
November 2, 2010 Posted by mike at 11:25 am
IS TROPICAL – Is Tropical
IS TROPICAL – South Pacific
1: Is Tropical – South Pacfic
2: Is Tropical – Tan Man
3: Is Tropical – South Pacific (Database Remix)
4: Is Tropical – Is Tropical -South Pacific (Peaches R emix)
5: Is Tropical – South Pacific (Get People Remix)
6: Is Tropical – South Pacific (Yojimbo Remix)
London – three piece, IS TROPICAL are set to release a new single, the first for their new Paris label KITSUNÉ, on the 12th of November 2010.
‘South Pacific’, the follow up to ‘When O’ When’, comes backed with Tan Man and is available to download with remixes by Crystal Fighters, Database, Yojimbo and Get People. The new single is only IS TROPICAL’s second release and is a taste of what to expect from the band’s debut album, which is due on KITSUNÉ / CO-OP / etcetc early next year.
Formed last year, the IS TROPICAL line up of Gary Barber (Vocals / Guitar / keys), Simon Milner (Vocals / Guitars / Keys) and Dominic Apa (Drums & Programming) have developed a country wide reputation for their stunning live shows. Taking to the stage in their trademark masks, and cloaked by self-made video projections, they improvise constantly, changing sound scapes effortlessly swooping from raw pop anthems to lo-fi dance songs with fantastic results.
IS TROPICAL will play a handful of shows before heading off on a UK Tour with Mystery Jets in November.
IS TROPICAL – ‘South Pacific’ is out November 5th on etcetc.
The band is willing to share and decided to give you an appetizing taste before the
release. South Pacific can now be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE HERE:
October 27, 2010 Posted by mike at 5:54 pm
YELLE – La Musique
1. Yelle – La Musique
2. Yelle – La Musique (Discodeine Remix)
3. Yelle – La Musique (Lorenz Rhode Remix)
4. Yelle – La Musique (Tepr Remix)
5. Yelle – La Musique (My Remix)
YELLE – La Musique Bright, colorful and sassy artist Yelle is back with a new single « La Musique » on Kitsuné to be released on etcetc on November 5th 2010!
Yelle (and producers GrandMarnier & Tepr) first came to prominence in 2006 with the song “Je veux te voir” (“I wanna see you”) becoming in just a few months a cult hit on dance floors from Paris to London and New York…
Yelle is driving the new non-aggressive girl power scene, delivering kick-ass lyrics while echoeing a certain nostalgia for the golden years of French electro-pop (Etienne Daho, Elli & Jacno, Chagrin d’Amour Taxi Girl or Lio) but all boosted with her own flavoured groove and subtle vibe into some booty-pop.
She EP available on iTunes from November 5th, 2010 is currently putting the final touch to her new songs on the West Coast of France. Produced by Siriusmo, ‘La Musique’ is one of them. Released on etcetc on November 5th, the EP also contains hot remixes by Discodeine, Lorenz Rhode, Tepr and Myd!
Yelle – La Musique is out November 5th on etcetc.
September 22, 2010 Posted by admin at 2:11 pm
French taste makers Kitsuné Maison have recruited some new talent into their artistic flock – London trio IS TROPICAL. The youthful trio signed up a recording deal with Kitsuné / Cooperative Music, allowing their bass heavy, beat driven, pop-influenced lo-fi dance music to infiltrate the hearts and minds of the world. Their debut single ‘South Pacific‘ is scheduled for November 8th 2010.
In a frivolous act of audio-visual-foreplay, the kids prep’d up a little tease of their video clip. Enjoy.
July 23, 2010 Posted by Eva at 10:16 am
KITSUNÉ-PONYSTEP mixed by Jerry Bouthier
Fusing pop, electro, indie, disco and more, Kitsuné-Ponystep mixes tracks and remixes from some of the hottest names around (Roisin Murphy, French Horn Rebellion, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Lindstrom, Munk…); a truly international cast that goes as far as Sydney, Perth, NYC, Oslo, Berlin, Munich, Manchester and inevitably Paris and London. Seventy minutes designed to make you dance… and also, at times, move you. In today’s troubled times, emotion has become fashion’s latest by-word and is certainly an essential ingredient here: plenty of songs, with vocals and people playing instruments such as new Xenomania artist Florrie, Northern Ireland’s finest Two Door Cinema Club, Belgium’s Das Pop, Vienna’s Bunny Lake, Sweden’s Lo-Fi Fnk, David E Sugar… a far cry from the dull thump you often find associated with fashion soundtracks. As such Kitsuné-Ponystep is not just a dj mix, Andrea Gorgerino, Bouthier’s studio side-kick and half of their recording project JBAG (also a versatile dj unit that has remixed Ladyhawke, Kylie, Sparks and S-Express), knows like no other how to apply magic, and a bit of drama, as he does on the shows to enhance the aural experience.
So if you are a curious, be looking forward to the aficionados of uplift of dance beat held be the first Kitsuné-Ponystep collection. Before you know it, a new season will be upon you!
1. Róisín Murphy ‘Momma’s Place’
2. Bag Raiders ‘Turbo Love (Light Year remix)’
3. Munk ‘La Musica’
4. Two Door Cinema Club ‘I Can Talk (French Horn Rebellion remix)’
5. Voltaire Twins ‘D.I.L. (JBAG’s hot pop remix)’
6. Florrie ‘911 (Beataucue remix – JBAG edit)’
7. JBAG ft Louise Prey ‘X Ray Sex’
8. Adamski ‘I Dream Of You (2010 version)’
9. Lindstrom ‘I Feel Space (Freeform 5 remix / JBAG re-edit)‘
10. D-Pulse’ Highway To Saturn (JBAG edit)’
11. Jupiter ‘Mama Used To Say’
12. Act Yo Age ‘La Fumo Loco (In Flagranti remix)’
13. Rainbow Arabia ‘Holidays In Congo (Myd remix)’
14. Lo-Fi-Fnk ‘Steppin’ Out (Popular Computer remix / JBAG re-edit)’
15. May 68 ‘My Ways’
16. David E Sugar ‘Party Killer’
17. Booka Shade ‘Regenerate’
18. Bunny Lake ‘Army Of Lovers (JBAG’s hot pop remix)’
19. Mustang ‘Try To Dance’
20. Das Pop ‘Fool For Love (Aeroplane remix)’