I stumbled across this video on Bradford Cox’s excellent blog, and like him became ever so slightly enthralled by it.
We are very pleased to announce our second single ‘We Should Be Swimming’ which will be released on 27th February by the lovely folks at Play It Again Sam Records.
Listen to it below…
I first met Sam aka Rain Dog whilst studying Art at Newcastle Uni. We hit it off immediately, and if you think his music is good he is just as good a painter.
When we new each other well he used to spend his time painting, building massive speaker systems with a friend and making crazy dubstep remixes of Bon Iver and Joanna Newsom songs, which I have on my computer and are bloody brilliant.
He has just released his ep ‘See Hear’ on netlabel Cut. A fairly new label whose quote
“Most netlabels have a stigma attached to them leading people to assume that because the music is free, it’s low quality. Cut has set out to debunk that myth.”
I can only believe because after hearing Rain Dogs stuff and checking out their catalogue, I had to have it all. Somehow they have managed to release some the best Chillwave, Ambstep, Dub, whatever you want to call it, Ambient techy electronic music I have heard for a long time.
Anyway check out Rain Dog, turn your sub up and walk on his watery glitchy tech beats into the reverberating setting sun. These songs are expertly crafted, from the ambient wash of layers, melodics and solid structures to the deep dub rhythms. This is a great EP. Perfect for a Sunday morning, in fact any morning, or really late night, which I suppose is the same thing.
A Zulu Winter remix………. I think it needs to happen, keep your ears to the ground.
To hear more:
Rain Dog on Soundcloud
Cheers and happy new year! I hope its gonna be a big one.
>Everybody seems to be writing about records of year at the moment so ours for 2011 is Clean George IV’s ‘God Save the Clean’.
After taking some time out to study Classical music composition George has finally released his debut album, and its a cracker! Some of the best lyrics we’ve heard which sit upon well crafted pop gems, you need this in your life! Buy the record from Tenement Records
Over the past couple of days we have been recording ‘We Should Be Swimming’ in Miloko’s The Pool. Amazingly, none of us realised what a slice of serendipity this was until we actually started running the song, at which point many very poor jokes began to flow (ahem). I would write some down but they’re of the tired, boring, slightly watered down (double ahem) variety rather than the ‘bad funny’ variety.
Anyhow, as a slightly tardy continuation of this blog’s series ‘Haunts’, I thought I’d give a little low down of The Pool. The live room here is enormous, littered with rare synths, drums, amps, as well as a beautiful 1962 P-bass, which Iain has been caressing for the past few days. There’s also a rumour that Lana Del Ray is mixing next door, although we’re now sure it’s a rumour after spending an unfeasible amount of time hanging in the corridors and still catching no sight of her (Lana, if you’re reading this and at The Pool, pop your head in). Anyhow, here’s a few pics. We’ll upload a vid once the hard work has been done.
P.S – Many thanks to Henry Crallan, co-founder of Moloko Studios.
|Live room set up|
>Whilst we recently made our way to Paris for a show I watched the below film. Dom was driving, Guy asleep, Will and Iain watching something else. The glamour of the road!
>Just a quick one to say thanks to all that donated, Team Zulu Winter and friends raised a grand total of £574 not too shabby an effort. Here is the final photo of my tash and of the team front runner Tom who raised the most out of all of us. Well done Tom, your tash is legendary. You are a true man.
Till next year…….
>We had the pleasure of supporting the lovely Braids on a few european dates recently and bejesus I hope it happens again. The live show is one of the best I’ve seen in awhile and the fact that they remain so unassuming and modest whilst being insanely talented just made me like them all the more.
Their debut ‘Native Speaker’ is best enjoyed on headphones but to get the full effect you need to see them live soon as.