May 28, 2011

Santa Hates You - Rocket Heart

Santa Hates You is a german based musical project born in autumn 2007.
Members of the band are Peter "PS" Spilles (also known as the mastermind of Project Pitchfork) and his female comrade-in-arms, the italian Jinxy.
Their music is straight forward dark-electro, with industrial traits and extremely danceable beats on one side, and catchy sequences as well as gothic elements on the other. The band describes their sound as "juicy electronic-gothic-industrial".
Santa Hates You is a subversive musical project, and this is reflected in the lyrics and in the image of the band. While being ironic and witty, neither the band's image nor the lyrics end up being superficial: there's always a considerable portion of depth, rebellion and shrewdness hidden behind the humorous facade.

May 24, 2011

Kap Bambino - Blacklists

Kap Bambino is an electronic musical duo from Bordeaux, France. The group is known for Caroline Martial's wild vocals and Orion Bouvier' electronic metal mixes. The group is also known for their excited live performances. In 2001, Martial formed the group's own independent label, "wwilko". They have been featured in NME, Another Magazine, Dummy Mag and Dazed and Confused. Discography: Love (2002) - (wwilko), Zero Life Night Vision (2006) - (wwilko), Zero Life Night Vision 12' (2008) (Alt < Del), Blacklist (2009) (Because Music). The single's video's ''Dead Lazers'' shot by James Lees (Warp Films), and its setting is an illegal carpark rave. Think along the lines of cult classic movie The Warriors, albeit set to blistering blast beats, and you're kinda along the right lines.

May 14, 2011

Tying Tiffany - Show me what you got

Tying Tiffany was born in Padova (Italy). In the early years of her career she has travelled Europe as bass player and singer in various indie rock bands and she has acted  in some independent movies, artistic films and theatrical performances. Debut album ''Undercover'', released in 2005. and after a show on the NME stage at Gronongen's Festival, the label I Scream Records takes a deal with Tying Tiffany to release her second album called Brain for Breakfast, in 2007. In 2010 Tying Tiffany signs a deal with the German label Trisol for her third album Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple takes inspiration from the homonymus San Francisco's cult led by Jim Jones guilty for the 1978 mass suicide. This is her brand new video from theSPONKstudios  2011.

May 11, 2011

Waves under Water - All Of Your Light

 Waves under Water is a dark wave/electro-band from Stockholm, Sweden, and consists of Angelica Segerbäck on vocals, Johan Svärdshammar on guitar and synth, chorus and composing, and live musicians Rickard Kretschmer on drum pads and Ursula Ewrelius on synth.Waves under Water combines dark romanticism and electronic beats, with powerful melodies at the core. The lyrics are often inspired by the wild nature of the north, dreams, religions and forceful emotions. The musical influences are many and include various artists from the 80’s post punk and gothic rock scene, folk, dream pop, ebm and industrial.They new album: ''All Of Your Light'' is released in 2011.

May 10, 2011

OpkOd - One

When a musician fond of cold electronic music [DMZ] meets a dark rock addicted singer [Ben in Black] - This meeting breeds an alternative band with very particular sounds. OpkOd wants to explore some new musical fields, to combine the dancing and the hovering, the martial and the deep, the synthetic and the organic, retracing the millennium confrontation between the Man and the Machine. 

They come from France and their debut album ''One'' released in 2010.

May 4, 2011

The Brixton Academy - Vivid

The Brixton Academy named themselves after the concert hall in Britain.  And the British influence is pretty evident in their music. 
With influences that vary from New Order to Depeche Mode, King Crimson to (New York era) Madonna, Hot Chip to Yellow Magic Orchestra. 
They come from Tokyo, Japan and say about themselves: ''Take four lively lads, stick them in a basement club two floors underground in a far flung corner of a sprawling metropolis. Feed them on a diet of 70's New Wave, pumped up early 80's New Romantic Electro, and a 90's hunger for indie Hacienda dance floor guitar rock. Top it off with identikit black mop top haircuts then wrap in monochrome vertical stripes and you've just about got TBA.''.
Here is song “See You In A Dream” from debut album ''Vivid'' (2010).