Category Archives: Music by Bergman

Music by Bergman: GUM

Fremantle sweetheart, plus member of Tame Impala and Pond, GUM is Jay Watson’s aka for solo purposes. His debut release Delorean Highway is a coherent representation of GUM‘s limitless musical abilities, in which he’s shown mastering a diverse range of noise vessels.

Jay already has five solo albums and a further eight with Pond under his belt as well as 12 years association with Tame Impala. Despite the constant demands of those bands, Jay admits he finds it important to keep returning to GUM.

Music by Bergman: Vistas

Vistas are an indie 3 piece hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland. The line-up consists of Prentice Robertson, Dylan Rush & Jamie Law. Vistas are a band with catchy choruses, hooky guitar lines and rhythmic thunderous baseline.

The Edinburgh trio have released their debut album ‘Everything Changes In The End’. Packed full of teenage nostalgia encapsulating lost loves, new loves, long summers and unbreakable friendships,

 

Music by Bergman: Summer Camp

Summer Camp‘s timeless indie-pop is a rare treat indeed. Often alt-pop has a bland 60’s feel, a disposable modern hipster edge or the cringworthy quirkiness of a dating site advert. Here was a girl-boy duo with sprightly guitars and tickling keyboards to make the indie kids swoon,
Summer Camp -AKA married couple Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley- release their fifth album Romantic Comedy, the companion piece to Sankey’s film-debut of the same name, out now via Apricot Recordings. Having released four albums and three EPs in the space of six years, the duo decided to take a break from Summer Camp to explore other creative projects.

Music by Bergman: Childcare

London’s premier softcore-psych quartet CHILDCARE have released their debut album ‘Wabi-Sabi’ a month ago.

CHILDCARE were formed in 2016 by Ed Cares, formerly one of west London’s most in-demand male nannies. Overheard humming a song he had written years before, Ed was persuaded by Katie, then aged six, to form a band which was completed by enlisting some local musicians.

CHILDCAREare a band on the up, making skewed, idiosyncratic, art-punk pop that is gaining them eager fans across the continent.

Music by Bergman: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

We apologise if we scared the hell out of some of you with that baseball cap in our Primavera Pack, the one that said ““Ex-indie”, before releasing the line up so that you could delight in all the names … and relax. Did you think we had forgotten about you, you nineties lovers? Never, whilst Stephen Malkmus has a guitar and still feels like playing it: and it is patently obvious on Sparkle Hard (2018), that the most famous fringes in Pavement have a long career ahead. With seven albums under his belt (one solo and the rest of them with The Jicks), the Portland artist leaves behind him spatio-temporal labels to bring together classical melodies and deafening contemporary lyrics (references to the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements included), without forgetting to deliver three or four tracks with his delightful morning sparkle trade mark, as reassuring as it is characteristic. And as he himself sings on Middle America“I will not disappear”. We have Malkmus, habemus indie, for some time to come. Tonight in concert.

Music by Bergman: Flying Lotus

Described as “an astral afro-futurist masterpiece of deep soul, cosmic dust and startling originality”,  Flying Lotus is back with the 27-track LP ‘Flamagra’ which will arrive tomorrow. The album features a squadron of superstars which includes George Clinton, Little Dragon, Anderson .Paak, David Lynch, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange and more.

Ahead of the release, Flying Lotus has directed a new music video alongside David Firth for the album cut ‘Fire Is Coming’ which features the famous American filmmaker and musician, David Lynch.

Music by Bergman: William Fitzsimmons

American producer and singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons presents ‘Mission Bell’ (2018), a chronicle of the tumultous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife. The resulting 11-song album tells the story of a 10-year marriage that was destroyed and then finally rebuilt from zero.  William Fitzsimmons is known for quiet melodies, introspective lyrics and engrossing emotional narratives. Tonight in concert at Tradicionàrius.