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MUSIC BUZZ: FKA twigs // St. Vincent // More

FKA twigs is nominated for a Grammy For “Best Recording Package”. Which is Grammy-ese for best record cover art. What does an artist, who arguably created one of them most exciting albums of the year, when she’s nominated for best record cover? Be offended and maybe give the invitation to[…]

3 Is A Band: Fiction Plane

In today’s preparation for our #3IsABand series, I wanted to do something special and decided on a band, who I came to love in early 2009: Fiction Plane.  I was lucky enough to see Fiction Plane performing live on August 13th 2009, at Mercury Lounge. It was an early show and I made[…]

2014 Top 10 to 6: Elke’s Choice

10. Royal Blood – Royal Blood Before the album officially came out in late August, there were at least two songs of this upcoming record being played in heavy rotation on streaming radio like Shazam or Spotify: Out Of The Black and Come on Over. Both are strong, high energy songs with a[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Frank Tovey – Civilian

Frank Tovey became famous under the name Fad Gadget in the 80s as a pioneer of experimental electronic music, who as one of the first used industrial noises to augment his sound. I discovered him through his ’83 single Collapsing New People off the album Gag, which features some great[…]

2014 Top 10 to 6: Oliver’s Choice

These are the our first yearly top ten lists under the glamglare umbrella, but we still chickened out before the prospect to having to agree on a single selection of albums. In any case, we put our money where the mouth is and have bought every album listed here on[…]

NEW MUSIC from Germany

New Music from Germany We’re off to a holiday visit to our home country and that s a good reason to introduce some new music from Germany. However, when I compiled the World Cup playlist this summer, to my surprise I realized how hard it was to find contemporary Germany[…]

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Blonde Redhead – Dripping

It was not too easy to find a video of the week this time. Blonde Redhead, after we went to their show last week, felt like a little too obvious choice and it is in the end just a classic band performance video. But the overall video selection is small[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: Gazelle Twin // Warpaint // touring on a budget // More

The Quietus’ alternative Top 100 in 2014 No War on Drugs on the top 100 of the UK blog the Quietus. Instead they gave Gazelle Twin the crown. Kudos! Warpaint makes number one album at The Skinny The Skinny declares Warpaint as the album of the year and interviews drummer[…]

3 Is A Band: Ballet School

Since I’ll be heading to Germany in a couple of hours, thinking of a three piece band, Ballet School from Berlin came to mind. Rosie Blair (vocals, guitar), Michel Jun Colett (guitar) and Louis McGuire (drums) are a band since 2011 and together they’re not only relentlessly touring Europe but North America as well.[…]