One of my favourite moments at the 2012 Laneway Festival in Auckland was seeing Twin Shadow on stage. I’m not usually starstruck but I was captivated by the charismatic George Lewis Jr. The whole band was tight but Mr Lewis was positively dreamy, a modern crooner who seemed to slow down time. My bromance moment I guess.
The new Twin Shadow album “Confess” is out early July on 4AD and sounds like, if the new single “Five Seconds” is anything to go by, a moody affair.
Here’s the video for “Five Seconds” – quite hypnotic and one that looks like it could have been directed by David Lynch. And because “Five Seconds” was a real earworm and reminded me of some guilty pleasures from the 1980s I’ve included those videos below too…
Just in case we didn’t make ourselves clear on Saturday’s show (and listening to the playback we probably didn’t) the new Saturations album Runaway is now available to purchase over at Bandcamp for NZ$1 per track or $9.90 for all 10. Have a listen below:
Blair Parkes, Mr Saturations himself, has put together videos for three songs, one from the new album and two from last years self-titled EP. They have a permanent home over at NZIndieScene’s YouTube channel but no need to click and search – we’ve posted them below for your ease and comfort.
Listening to the TRAAMS track “Klaus” last week got me listening again to Soulwax’s “Nite Versions” album. And that led me to downloading the Radio Soulwax app. And that in turn got me listening to and watching “Introversy”. I must have been sleeping under a rock to have missed this first time round.
So here are 420 plus song introductions and accompanying animated album artwork. Good if you have a short attention span. Antagonising if you want to hear the whole track! You can’t help but love those Dewaele brothers can you?
That’s right, bitches. You thought poet and actor Ice Cube was resting on his laurels. But no – he’s just signed up to replace Kevin McCloud on Grand Designs. Here’s a taste of the new series – Ice Cube looks at Charles and Ray Eames landmark Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles: