Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Testing Testing - "Ophelia" Hits Number 1 on the Wild Card & Unreleased Charts (The Audience)



Thanks to everyone that helped Ophelia Hit number 1# on the Audience Wild Card Charts & Unreleased Chart as well are songs all over the Rock & Daily Chart you the best so good!!! TVD :) :)

Just some words about The Audience Chart and the reasons behind us entering the song.                      Firstly we wanted to test out all our songs by TVD and create new fans so a pre-release was ideal to build awareness. 

Prior to releasing "These Violent Delights" the Neo camp was slightly sceptically about the platform and it's integrity. However, we've tested it out and find it to be a very robust, fun and invigorating way of sharing New Zealand music, building hype and gaining fans.

A few tips:
1) Cool Graphics
2) Have some more lead up time than we did although 2 day campaigns worked for us and didn't burn out our fan base by voting !!!
3) They check your I.P address so spamming is not advised
4) Support and check out other artists you never know who you might want to collab with
5) DON'T JUST VOTE, share listen, tell you friends your mum your cat that your aiming for number 1
i.e become a fan of the page and cue tracks
6) Release your unreleased songs that are brand new because people will want to genuinely want to listen and you might gain new fans
7) Make a low-budget video to promote your main single 

Volita Bioletti's rating and feed back: 8/10
"Great for indie Artists who put in the time, but still sceptical about the funding system in general"!!

Moss Bioletti: 10/10
"It's fun to be on any type of charts were musical fans are listening" 
TMR
Stream Ophelia Here:  


Rocawave Records: First Digital Release on Day One of 2014 - Haters Want Me Clapped in Chrome


Here it is the first digital release on Rocawave Records called "Haters want me Clapped in Chrome".                       The song samples a classic drum break lovingly sculpted with Maag E.Q (plugin).                                   The bass line was then pounded out on a very outdated vst synthesiser cloning a 
                trashy early roland. The vocals are unmistakable those of  
Mr Jay-Z the "Hova" Carter. 

The art design was tackled by the label as well as mixing & mastering. This song is really an instrumental to be freestyled over. But to be honest for that lone minute (literally) listening to this        track you could probably pretend your 2pac rolling round in LA for all I care. 

F@ck it's good to be RockNRolling in 2014. Day one into this year and it's fitting to have our first release on the same day to keep our swag up. And best believe there's gonna be some dope rock, dance music due out this year!!!

TMR

Monday, 30 December 2013

"Ophelia" is at Number 17 on the Wildcard Charts please Help us Crack the Top 10 - Rock On in 2014





Hey guys Ophelia is at Number 17 and so close to top 10 so if you can give it a spin and vote you brilliant people!!! it's also number 1 on the daily chart and all 3 songs are doing great in the Rock section! Thanks for your support of These Violent Delights Rock On & Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!   
                      Here is the Link Rockers!!!
        http://www.theaudience.co.nz/p/9JJ/



Saturday, 28 December 2013

Premier: These Violent Delights - Unreleased Songs Now Streaming - Produced by The Neo-Kalashnikovs

                                 


Here are the first live streamings of These Violent Delights produced by Volita Bioletti of The Neo-Kalashnikovs. The as yet unreleased songs were recorded and mixed by Ollie Harmer at The Lab studios in Mt Eden.

These Violent Delights are Blue, AJ, Belinda & Scot all veteran rockers from Auckland, New Zealand.
The group recently preformed a packed out showcase at Kinja bar hosted by John Cameron in Whangaparaoa. I was their to witness their performance first hand and loved it. The stand out track on the night judging by the crowds reaction was "Underground". The song actually reminds me of so many awesome 90's rock anthems that I have grown up listening too. I'm really excited about this new song as I definitely think it has some legs on it.

The official release of the untitled E.P will be due out early 2014. The release will be handled by Rocawave Records in NZ, Aus and their PR subsidiary (name withheld) in Britain. The release will also be out through White Zoo Records, Italy. Doors are still open for label and distribution enquiries in the U.S ;) rocawaverecords@gmail.com

Have a RockNRolling good time going into 2014 and keep those amps up loud!!!
TMR



Thursday, 26 December 2013

Hot Single: "Feelings" by Borderline Feat Bailey Willey - Summertime Anthem


I was trawling through theaudience.co.nz and discovered "Feelings" a quality single from Borderline. It was doing very well so I decided to give it a spin and was surprised by the infectious nature of the tune. When you hear "Feelings" you really just want to stop what your doing and start dancing not to mention go crazy when the beat drops.

A song like this makes me excited about NZ dance records makes. And I'm definitely keen to see more from the talented producer. I personally this song would be amazing live at a giant festival in the peak of the NZ Summer. I'm sure Rich will be making the crowds go banana's with this track.

The highlights of "Feelings" as a compositon are the Phat synths which bring a springy lower bass frequency to the tune. I love good bass and thats exactly what I hear on "Feelings" it hits you like a brick and makes you want to keep grooving till you can't groove no more. The drums are also super on point and offer a solid foundation for the song. The inherent builds in the track also reminds me off classic DNB tunes that are the benchmark of the genre. Great song. Vote for it here on The Audience and help drive it number one were it belongs!!!    http://www.theaudience.co.nz/borderline/

New Single: Lupe Fiasco - "Piru Blues" Very Nice (Reminds me off J Cole's Flow)






A secret track from Lupe Fiasco because he's feeling so festive. Shout outs to Artistic Manifesto for putting me onto the track so fast!!! I like the crispy hi hats, the screaming monkey in the background and sampled oldskool Drums (MPC). I also like the surreal stabs that remind me off ancient buddhist monk temples. The vocals shine on this track with the delay tastefully applied in the mix. Easy to see why this didn't make the major label release but also obvious why Lupe liked it enough to throw it out into the universnet. All in all a very listenable song that is great to relax and unwind to, shot Santa.

New Producer: Evian Christ - Working on Yeezus, Flying to Paris and signing to Kanye West's Donda Music


Evian Christ was your regular everyday kid from the boondocks. However, his grind in his humble study with one studio monitor broke the mould. By abusing a cracked version of Cubase and a shitty 100 pound computer he created magic in the most unlikely of circumstances. I recently read an interview he gave and he said he's still coming to grips with having a fan base! :) 

Not many in NZ may know but Josh as Kanye West probably refers to him as made a classic record called in Kings and Them in 2012 for his project Tri-Angle. The shit blew up on the internet and got the attention of the ears of Jesus I mean Yeezus himself. Josh then transformed into Evian Christ and starting making hundreds of beats for Kanye's latest record. His song placed on the biggest selling Rap Album of 2013 was "I'm In It" which is a considerable feat for someone so young. His story has strong parallels to Boi1Da in my opinion, a young super talent visionary that ended up producing some of Eminiems biggest hits pre SSLP2.

Josh has gone on to sign with Mr West's Donda music and will be making beats for the Rapstar full time. This abrupt career change sees him move to New York city to come hip in the biz. The kid also has a new record dropping soon and will of course continue to crank out some of the hottest experimental mainstream cross-overs in the game. Check out his latest song "Salt Carousel" that has turned the internet into a wasteland after being ravaged by the fire track. Congratulations on getting crazy spins on Radio 1 and everywhere in-between Josh, big things to come for you bro!!! :)



p.s - Almost forgot Kanye flew Josh out to Paris on the asap when he start chopping up for Yeezus

https://www.facebook.com/evianchrist

New Artist: Ferreira Sky - Superstar on the Rise


I'm know an instant fan of Ferreira Sky. I thought she was someone that was signed by a drop kick producer that had made some hits. In actual fact this girl is awesome. I like how she is a bit unsure of herself and her own musical abilities! but really she has nothing to worry about. Her artistic call to collaborate with Gasper Noe was tremendous and has paid a divined. His art direction or guidance has helped Sky really made cut through visually, her video clips and artwork are very oringial and yet so familiar (psycho).

In many ways she reminds me of a porcelain doll and a super-model wrapped up in a fragile body embed with a rockers die-hard soul. The news on the street is that she will be touring with musics number one chick Miley Cyrus in 2014. No doubt the tour will go off and their will be some headlines involved thats for sure haha. Check out the video that converted someone that hadn't even heard her music to a person keen to see more from this talented and beautiful woman. I knew that grey t-shirt in Ariel Pinks video was a piss take haha!!!

New Release: Ryan Hemsworth - Remix Explosion & A Picture of his Friends



Here is a fresh super nice release from Ryan Hemsworth. I really like the sound and colours stitched into the heart of this release. Theres something in this record for everyone from Dancy Disclosure tune to a very nice rap remix of Future's "Honest" to a heartfelt version of Lorde's "Ribs". 

Compliments to the chief Mr Ryan Hemsworth for throwing together an ilicit stir-fry of dope tunes. Pure fire. Nuff said. Except one more thing this dopeness is for left-field hip hoppers that secretly vibe to dance-trap mind fucks in darkholes!

http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/54224802/file.html         Trust me this link is legit haha!!! :)

Que – O.G. Bobby Johnson (Game Boy Advance Version)

Lorde – Ribs (Let’s Have A Sleepover Version)

Future – Honest (Post-Rock Tears Version)
Disclosure – F For You (Rejeeected Version)
Mr. MFN eXquire – Illest Niggaz Breathin’ (Pamyu Pamyu Version)
Hachioji-P – フカヨミ (Hatsune Heater Version)
Danny Brown – Kush Coma (Kawaii Yoshino Yoshikawa Version)
Chief Keef – Citgo (Hisaishi-fied Version)
R. Kelly – Real Talk (La Valse D’Kellz Version)
Beyonce – Mine (Notwist N Shout Version)


I also like how much love he has for his friends :) sign of a true champion!!!



New Release: "Mike Will Been Trill" - Claims Instant Classic featuring Saint Nicholas Updated: Na I listened to this More and it is a classic!!! MikeWillMadeIt


Na I listened to this More and it is a classic!!! MikeWillMadeIt!!!

Here's  a new mixtape from Mike-Will-Made-It called "MikeWillBeenTrill". Apparently the author claims that the free record in his own words is another classic and lets face it with confidence like that it could be bro. He also claims that his bag of tricks is well packed with banger beats because "this aint even a third of my back catalogue". He's been on a roll this December and you just can't help but be impressed by an artist that is still locked in with his core fans who where them from day one. 

Na I listened to this More and it is a classic!!! MikeWillMadeIt!!!


The release features 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Jay-Z even Miley Cyrus for a rehash of a song they made.  My favorite is the tune with Jay-Z (it seems the best recorded). I wasn't really feeling Big Seans track and 2 Chainz I almost fell asleep on, everything else also seems a bit like dull chrome that needs to be brought up to par. The release is good just not great and definitely not a classic. Make up your own mind. I like the intro when he talks shit about being Saint Nicholas that's gold. I'm also feeling Futures tune that is sick to the hell that stolen from the devil shit.

Na I listened to this More and it is a classic!!! MikeWillMadeIt!!!



Terrible Feelings: I Don't Even Know You - A Great Rock Song


You know a songs special when it makes you excited about Rock 'N' Roll. You know that feeling brought on by Real Rock music that stuff that isn't b grade that real A grade shit. I just don't get a buzz from any of that grammy nominated shit for rock song of the year. It seems like those people are still so obsessed by The Rolling Stones and another good but never great song featuring Paul McCartney. Newsflash even though these heinous things are a reality in 2014, I'm just not interested in the 15th grammy on Dave Grohls shelf I don't even think he is haha. 

Instead I'm more interested in bands like Terrbile Feelings who have it all. Great playing, great songs and a heartfelt feeling of soul in their music, something from nothing thats dope. You see in many ways i stand apart from a lot of the music critics on-the-line because they are music lovers whilst I make the music as well :). Thats why I can feel the effort and power of Terrible Feelings it's in their music (like its in mine and others, maybe yours). Theirs really nothing like stepping into a recording studio and saying fuck I guess we better make something. In my mind it's a band like Terrible Feelings that deserve their minute in the vile of shifting sand so thats why I'm writing about these Swedish Pop-Noir champions.


In todays age not to be a cynic (#guiltyascharged) but when you put on a Grammy nominated record in most circumstances theres a feeling that escapes me. The real reason is their is something missing in the music! I'm not saying that they don't get it right but they could lift their game. When Bon Iver took home his Grammy's that to me was the best year on record. When Black Keys one all three grammy's in the rock categories that was good not great; they didn't deserve them all, neither did the Foo Fighters the following year. I think its the case that people need to realize that Rock music isn't something you can put in a box or a categorize and rate like kids school tests.

Know, its really just about self-expression and fighting for your dreams. Thats why you never see many bands these days because people just can't manipulate a good rock band. You can have all the money in the world but it won't help you get to the level of selling out an 80,000 stadium or going number 1 on the billboard. The reason is pop music aside people want rock music made by people like them not some monkey placed on a stage because they have abnormal wailing voice.

Just to rear off on a tangent but I watched a recent video about an A&R saying "I can't be listening to my demo box because I gotta believe that my signed artist is the next zombie superstar. But, in actual fact it's just like Snoop Dog said it be to ASAP "you can't make a star, a star is born". Labels need to remember you can't make the next superstar because they are. If you try and engineer one it will turn to dust and harm their life chances, especially their attainment of happiness. 

Anyway we're way off topic so i'll try and wind up by saying rock music is more than a sHit signle.       It's about changing peoples lives and inspiring them its about giving back to them what society would have them be denied. It's about actually giving a fuck about the people that are downtrodden and forgotten in society, your friends your family the people you love. It's about stepping to people who would rather see you fail than succeed, its about being yourself and enjoying life. It's about standing up for yourself because there are way to many people around the world that can't do shit. Look at Free Pussy Riot they could have been locked up in a Russian jail making police uniforms for 5 years!!!

Thats my friends is what RockNRoll is it's about putting your balls on the line and acting with courage. Being bigger, smarter and more lethal than your oppressors or people that try to judge you. Who the fuck are you to judge me?! when all you did was stay silent when you were passed the golden crown while others wasted away. And yeah it's about having a fucking good time. That my friends is what Terrible Feelings song reminds me of because at the end of the day "I Don't Even Know You".




terriblefeelings.com

Hot Single: Them Swoops - Work Around It




Them Swoops are poppy modern rockers from Melbourne, Australia. I was really impressed when I heard their single "Work Around It", especially when I heard they had recorded the song themselves in their own home. After tracking it the band shipped off their e.p Glimmers to sunny L.A. It was then mixed by Mark Needham the man behind Imagine Dragons, "Hot Fuss" (The Killers) and Block Party solid!!! I also found out that If you listen to the song "Work Around It" carefully enough it does have similar sonic qualities to those brilliant bands!

The band is signed to 1+ Records, which I actually thought was a management company but it must be a label as well. I seem to remember the 1+ representing The Kooks! Them Swoops is also signed up with Zync placements who are definitely no slouches stateside. Chances are pretty high that you might hear this song in an awesome commercial, Superbowl anyone.

On another note perhaps a musicians perspective I think it would be sweet if Them Swoops branched out into producing other groups. I'm sure a lot of musical projects would come out sparkling if they worked with these talented Melbourne rockers in the studio.

http://www.themswoops.com



TMR

Monday, 23 December 2013

Grammy Nominations: Rock Song of the Year

My Pick is Gary Clarke JR all the others have probably had multiple grammy's!!!

HAPPY ROCKNROLL XMAS FROM THE NEO-KALASHNIKOVS

This song and many other is what The Neo-Kalashnikovs Family and Friends will be listening to on their 2013 Christmas a day never to be repeated but hey thats the beauty of a fleeting moment - Happiness Take it easy and tell your family you love them !!!! Thats what real rockers do!!! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT, FRIENDSHIP AND POSTIVITY The Neo-Kalashnikovs

Puppet Rebellion - A Fantastic New Rock Band from Manchester, UK !!!

Check out the uber-talented band "Puppet Rebellion" that hail form Manchester, UK the heart of RockNRoll. I discovered them on twitter and i'm really glad I did. Just listening to their song "The New Twenty" has made me feel happier and it's a complete and utter keeper.

The highlights of the track for me are the rolling snare intro that is executed perfectly, then it's the guitars that are bloody brilliant I wonder what effect they are using. However, its The Strokes like vocals that really capture my heart and the bass playing keeps a firm grip on it, love that bass.

I think these lads have buckets of potential so get out there NZ and UK rockers and download their songs, tell your friends and see them preform live. Lastly i've just got to say that their black and white photo above is the best piece of band photography I have seen a very long time!!!

Great work guys its a thumbs up from me and the whole Neos HQ
https://www.facebook.com/PuppetRebellion
https://twitter.com/PuppetRebellion

Sunday, 22 December 2013

New: Best Coast- Fade Away E.P (Streaming)



Best Coast present to your their latest dish form the sunny West Coast (The Best Coast :). The record is released on their very own imprint Jewel Case distributed by Kabalt. People have been moaning and groaning about old best coast vs new best coast, etc. All you guys need to toughen up and be thankful the band is still making music, ya thankless bunch haha

TMR

Jay-Z and Rick Ross - The Devil is A Lie - A song that Potentially tries to Justify Greed and Dis-crimination



Caught up in a racial debacle Jay-z was pressured from his die-hard fan-base to pull out of a racist designer retailer deal. The potential partner Barney's plans on stocking a new range from jigga man that was racial discriminating against black customers in New York.

The officially named "frisked shopping policy" saw people belonging to miniorties frisked after going into the store. Jay-Z said he would still go through with the deal and give all proceeds to his charity the Shaun Carter Foundation.

Thats seems a weak move to make and reeks of greed. But hey even our champs in Hip Hop aint picture perfect and some will put money over people regardless of what charity benefits.




Here is what The Fader pulled out of the song from Jay-Z;

You seen what I did to the stop and frisk
Brooklyn all up in Barneys like we own the bitch
Giving money to the hood now we all win
Got that Barneys floor looking like a V.I.M.
Black hoodie, black skull.


I'm not really convinced about the whole story but hey call me a sceptic!!! 

The Menacing new single from Black Sabbath - God is Dead? off new album "13"



Menacing tones are sick, snare is perfect, vocals are great love that distortion, lyrics are cool

all up a wonderful song!!!

coming to a Church near you ;)


This song poses a good question!!!

Lost in the darkness
I fade from the light
Faith of my father, my brother, my Maker and Savior
Help me make it through the night
Blood on my conscious
And murder in mind
Out of the gloom I rise up from my tomb into impending doom
Now my body is my shrine

The blood runs free
The rain turns red
Give me the wine
You keep the bread
The voices echo in my head
Is God alive or is God dead?
Is God dead?

Rivers of evil
Run through dying land
Swimming in sorrow, they kill, steal, and borrow. There is no tomorrow
For the sinners will be damned
Ashes to ashes
You cannot exhume a soul
Who do you trust when corruption and lust, creed of all the unjust,
Leaves you empty and unwhole?

When will this nightmare be over? Tell me!
When can I empty my head?
Will somebody tell me the answer?
Is God really dead?
Is God really dead?

To safeguard my philosophy
Until my dying breath
I transfer from reality
Into a mental death
I empathize with enemy
Until the timing’s right
With God and Satan at my side
From darkness will come light

I watch the rain
And it turns red
Give me more wine
I don’t need bread
These riddles that live in my head
I don’t believe that God is dead
God is dead

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
Wondering if we will me again
On the other side
Do you believe a word
what the Good Book said?
Or is it just a holy fairytale
And God is dead?
God is Dead x4

Right!

But still the voices in my head
Are telling me that god is dead
The blood pours down
The rain turns red
I don’t believe that God is dead
God is Dead x4

Introducing: Fuzz - Black Sabbath Low-Fi

Slightly mystical band called Fuzz judge for yourself!!


Beyonce and Jay-Z Latest single - Drunk In Love = Running Commentary



So what do we make about the most popular couple in America, two people that most look up to more than the US president and first lady in comparison. Well I'll give you my opinion for its worth it seems as if the song was originally written for Rehinna but she's probably pissed off about her botched tattooed hand (lol).

Here is my running commentary if you want to save 4 minutes of your life:

First shot a Beach somewhere in the mediterraean (nice)
Fade to black
cheap trophy
splash
text 
trophy shit
Face
Bikini on beach
nice shot of hair
stroke of the neck
jewellery
Cigars on ice
nice dress
staring
singing
drop
drums 
very little clothing
hair
bikini shot
talking to the camera
drunk in love
hi hats
body shot
smoke machine
dancing in a bikini smoke waves hair
silhouette
shaking
swaggin
cross across the chest
shot of top
very wet beyonce
talking about surf board
talking about a piece of driftwood
nice shots
bit of juggling
black and white shots

Damn video is ruined Jay-Z is here
he's drinking
necklace that his mother gave him
cool hat
he's ike turner isn't that a woman

Beyone hand clap

talk about a new type of breakfast
evil stare 
whispering in the ear
montage fades
jewellery

talking about drinking
faded audio 
fade to black 
washing hair with hands
we be all night washing our hair
dancing
Brooklyn Nets hat
Eyes

Dis-claimer: Jay-Z is a Champion :)


Premier: Little Mix - Little Me: The latest song from the new Spice Girls ;)



This song would be priceless if One Direction were singing it. The song is called "Little Me" by "Little Mix". I don't like the production that much it just doesn't jump out at you. I like my mainstream music more catchy so catchy I hear at once and can't stop myself buying their whole back catalogue on iTunes.

It's no doubt a solid attempt from the Spice Girls but it doesn't speak to me. A whole lot of young woman singing about being poor when they are on a major with a single backed by the dollars.     Seems a bit of a contradiction to be marketing to the everyday person.

I really dislike the monotonous speeches from the people but hey this could be your next favourite song so check it out. The song could grow on me but I just can't see it happening it just reminds me to much of past songs and it comes across as a bit preachy!!!

I'd give Miley Cyrus a spin over the pop tarts any day here is a much better song aye :)

Coldwar Kids - Still Running Cold - Have a Beer and Find Some Inspiration



Coldwar Kids finally return with a decent song. It's not really a great song but its a song that resembles a great song. It's a bit over-produced and whinge for my taste but a solid effort and its pretty full-bore so it would be dope for in the car.

In all honesty I reckon these guys should go out drinking for a couple of weeks then make a descent album. The song seems to me to uptight and needs to be looser. The people that sound similar are Grizzly Bear and Arcade Fire two bands that I would much prefer to listen to over this crap.

 However, unlike most people who like to hook into these guys and hate on them I do think they have some legitimate talent. All they really need to do really is stop being so uptight. I watched a making of with Gabe once about their duffer second album and it almost killed the buzz for me. These guys need to rock out more and worry less.

They're acting like music historians scratch that they need to grow a pair of balls and be god damn rockers. In conclusion solid song but do us a favour and get of the wagon lead singer and find some proper inspiration, that song is just empty and meaningless we need substance. please!!! you guys deserve grammys!!!.

TMR

Introducing: Tove Lo - Pop Music For Champions (Stockholm, Sweden)

Have you heard about Tove Lo yet? I have today and this girl is a super-talent the beat production is immense the vocals are butter smooth and everyones backing her from Marina and the Diamonds to the whole of the blogosphere. This girl could be the next big thing in pop music in 2014. She seems like an artist with vision and drive to succeed.

I'm really liking all her tracks on Soundcloud especially the most popular ones. It's great to see Stockholm, Sweden still on lock with their wealth of talent. This girls gonna blow up fast and I hope her words haunt you!!!

Shout out to Lucas Nord for his dope music as well!!! :)

https://soundcloud.com/tovelo


Premier: Kendrick Lamar and Eddie Peake - "Sing About Me" (YES GREAT VIDEO AND FLOW!!!)



Shout out to Zara Golden at Thefader.com

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Pink the Artist named after her Hair and Nathan Ruessianbo - Just Give Me A Stupid Reason Feat Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher



Here it is people Pink and the lead singer of Fun Mr No name I mean Nathan Ruessianbo. So what do we think of this video. Well I don't really have a reason but I would like to say that the singing is good. The video is almost cookie-cutter generic. This song verges on the painfully annoying. The singing although good reminds me of two chipmunks norring a leg off an suspecting camper on Queen St.

This video has almost given me a deep hatred of teddy bears, in all truth teddy bears have had a tough year in 2013. In between Miley Cyrus, Pink and Ashton Kutcher they haven't had much time off trying to sell things and marry people. But if we really want to talk about something interesting what about Ashton marrying that young thing Mila Kunis. I wasn't struck by how hot the co-star of black swan was until a random film I watched recently about a washed up piano player who ditches a low-life girlfriend and writes a musical for Mila and then appears naked at the end. All in all this brilliant film of which the name escapes me painted Mila in a very favourable light and we saw that she actually had a solid ability to act well. Something that can not be said for many actresses or actors in Hollywood. Accept Tom Cruise man can that guy jump on a couch and fly around with aliens well.
All in all I find the above Pink song nauseating and painful to listen too.

Linkin Park, Aloe Blacc and Incubus Produce "Wake Me Up" with Avcii - Plus news on Katy Perry, Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar



Not many people know but there was a superstar team behind the song "Wake Me Up" that went number one around the world. Not only did Aloe Blacc come up with the main melody and lyrics. The guitars were played by Incubus rocker turned producer Curly Hair. Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park also helped produce the song adding that 10% love, you know.

After all this god-like Avcci came in on a hoverboard and destroyed the track with his synths and cheesy smile. Out dropped a number one hit of epic proportions. It's nice to see real muso's hitting the charts when it's been dominated by pretty trashy songs by Pink and Katy Perry.

I absolutely hated Roar by Katy Perry it was just horrible brainwashing stuff that had a politically motivated message that shouldn't be allowed on air without a dis-claimer.

In other breaking news apparently Macklemore is going to be used by his backers to help make everyone in hip hop look bad. Apparently he's gonna win heaps of Grammy's or a really important one, when Kendrick Lamar really should. The reason is due to politics as Macklemore is a new age rapper that is going to make all other rappers look like mean people that hate and dis-criminate. I'm not sure what to believe all I know is $50 for a t-shirt man do some simple addition.

TMR

Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box - Need to Counteract cheesy posts arghhh!!! :) Dead Sara Cover



The theme and ideas for the legendary Nirvana video were actually ripped off by the band and second director that ended up shooting the music video. Arguably it could not have been shot better. It seems like a sad thing to do though ripping off someones idea and using it behind their back. All good though hopefully this video counteracts the cheesy Guy Sebastian post and Digital Santa.

 I've also included the professionally recorded cover by Dead Sara of "Like A Broken Drum" I mean "Heart-shaped Box". Is it just me or do they songs sound slightly similar, perhaps something was lifted bu Guy Sebastian. No, I don't think thats even possible perhaps his writers were listening to Nirvana at the time. Na, I think I just need to get my ears checked. Lemon Scent is the latest song from Dead Sara
they are working on their next album, see what you think?!

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Digital Santa Created by Corporate Airline HA HA HA



This is just stupid haha. 33 million hits do my eyes deceive me. Just a trans-national giving money back to the people that have none - typical. Don't support this seems to cynical at the heart of it. Just an advert that everyone got sucked into but not me ;) lol or did I because I just watched half of it then decided to post it - damn it!

Premier: Guy Sebastian - Like A Broken Drum (Music Video)


This is a really interesting video from Mr Guy Sebastian. "Like a Broken Drum" is his latest single at it's kind of cheesy haha. Like the majority of the world population I to am surprised by Guy Sebastian. Like many I thought he was a flash in the pan. But even I didn't mind his song about a hot woman walking into the club (Like She Just Walked into the Club!!!).

Although not bad this song seems to be a bit confused is there even a drum in the video (gotta admit I couldn't watch most of it). Guy Sebastian isn't really my cup of tea but I'm sure his core-fanbase are happy about the new single (someone has to be right).

The reason I really like this song is because I no it's not really gonna get hammered on the radio which is a good thing. I'm kind of over hearing Mr Sebastian's voice screaming about pointless dribble that someone else has written. It's kind of like fast-food his music and I'm in need of a proper meal like everyone else in Australasia. We have to admit it Guy Sebastian is full of surprises and I he imagine will continue to be a culture anomaly, never to be repeated.

If you like cheesy fast-food music this song is for you!!! I've listen to the song so many times it kind of made me feel ill.

TMR

If you want to shout out to Guy Sebastian get at him here: http://tinyurl.com/ldd3qua


Introducing: Phantogram - Electro-Rock Duo from Saratoga Springs, New York


If you haven't heard of these Phantogram already don't worry, but they are worth checking out. Their sound reminds me off Passion pit yet more grimy but with better vocals. I just recently stumbled upon the duos new video on the myoldkentmyoldkentucky

I was skeptical at first of these guys at first because they don't really look like stars. However, their music is on another level, truly :). Apparently they have worked with a some of the top artists on respective backing tracks including 3 songs on Big Boi of the Outkast's latest album (even though the the group has faded from mainstream visibility, oh you fickle world lol).

The New York dance-rock extraordinares have also toured with the who's who of US talent including;  The AntlersBeach HouseMetricMinus The BearCaribouZero 7The xxRa Ra RiotSchool of Seven BellsYeasayerBrazilian GirlsFuture Islands, and The Glitch Mob. And have also been regulars at some of the biggest festivals across the region like Cochella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, etc. 

The singing of Sarah Barthel is splendid and almost otherworldly while the production is gritty raw yet very commercial. These guys are a band to watch out for as they will be releasing their first record on a major label very soon. It's fantastic to see independents doing so well and representing New York in style. 
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