Category Archives: Música

4Ever Songs: The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”

“Lonely Boy,” was the hip-shaking first single from the Ohio blues-rock duo’s The Black Keys supcoming seventh studio album El Camino. The lo-fi clip shows nothing except for a solitary man dancing enthusiastically outside a motel room.

Derrick T. Tuggle, a 48-year-old actor, musician and part-time security guard, first danced his way into our hearts back in October, when the video was released. The musicians cast him to stand outside a motel room and shake those hips while acting out certain lyrics. Tuggle’s dance moves became widely popular, and the video currently has nowadays more than 132 million views on YouTube.

The muses of La Musa: Courtney Barnett

Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett first came to light in 2012 when her self-released EP, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, appeared and was roundly praised across Australia. Her conversational, deadpan delivery and garage rock-infused folk-pop style caught the attention of influential website Pitchfork, which named her song “Avant Gardener” one of its Best New Tracks during the summer of 2013.

Some days ago, Courtney Barnett has launched the video for ‘Before You Gotta Go’, taken from her forthcoming album Things Take Time, Take Time – out November 12 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

Hit of The Week: Let’s Eat Grandma ‘Hall Of Mirrors’

Let’s Eat Grandma have shared their new single ‘Hall Of Mirrors’. The Norwich duo – Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth – were only 17 years old when their remarkable debut album ‘I, Gemini’ was released to widespread acclaim.

Matching superb production to glistening alt-pop moments, the duo’s music truly seemed to sit in its own lane. New single ‘Hall Of Mirrors’ marks their welcome return, a euphoric synth-pop mover that explores love, attraction, and uncovering new aspects of your own persona.

Music by Bergman: Placebo

Over the course of more than 25 years, and over 13 million album sales, Placebo have shown themselves to be masters at cataloguing the human condition. The band’s unique way of examining both its flaws and beauty has for a long time made them a refuge for those who felt that the trappings of tradition, and the mainstream, were exactly that – a trap. Placebo continue to shine a light on the aspects of our society that are all too often viewed by some with scepticism at best, and hatred at worst.

Back with their first new song in five years, Placebo have shared new single ‘Beautiful James’ which brings with it a message of defiance that seeks to normalize and celebrate non-heteronormative relationships in song.

Introducing…Joe & the Shitboys

Joe & the Shitboys are four bisexual vegan punks from the Faroe Islands. Their intention is calling out shitty behaviour, and not only in their conservative homeland – where ‘the rock scene is filled with boneless homophobes and misogynists’. Drawing inspiration from an artwork in an abandoned school with the words ‘The Reson For Hardcore Vibes’, plus crude drawings of a gun, a bat, brass knuckles and hedge shears. Expect high energy shows that are all about how shitty you are!

4Ever Songs: Echo & The Bunnymen ‘The Killing Moon’

Echo & The Bunnymen are the very essence of 1980s post-punk cool. Throughout that decade, the Liverpool band released album’s like their 1980 debut CrocodilesHeaven Up Here, and the record which won the group mainstream success, 1983’s Porcupine.

The group combined the poetic sensibility of Leonard Cohen with the gobby angst of punk to create a potent blend of new-wave and, in doing so, have left an indelible mark on UK music — and to think they were nearly called ‘The Daz Men’.

Recorded at Crescent Studio in Bath, Echo & The Bunnymen laid down arguably one of the great post-punk anthems of all time. While many have tried to define the song’s sound and the meaning behind the lyrics, the truth is that, according to its creator McCulloch, “It’s about everything, from birth to death to eternity and God – whatever that is – and the eternal battle between fate and the human will. It contains the answer to the meaning of life. It’s my ‘To be or not to be.’”