Monday, 24 February 2014


I just discovered Eagulls, a band from Leeds, while reading this month's issue of Loud & Quiet, a free music magazine that I enjoy picking up at various shops in London (Flash Back in Essex Road or Beyond Retro in Soho): There's definitely some post-punk/Joy Division influence coming from these Northerners!


I'm curing a triple hangover in the music shop, my brain is floating like a orphan ghost, my eyes are vaguely browsing the shelves, my fingers are lost between A and Z, new arrivals, electro, folk, whatever, while the shop owner is throwing some ragga tunes that is soothing my headache.
Sometimes I buy music based from a purely aesthetic judgment. If I like the album cover I'd buy the CD. Most of the time I buy music because I've heard the name of the artist/band somewhere or because I know the songs already. This Sunday, I was lucky to find these little gems:

- Why did I buy this?

The mysterious drawings outside and inside the packaging (designed by Geof McFetridge) appealed to me and there were few songs from their 2nd album "Rules" that I already knew.
I've seen The Whitest Boy Alive couple of years ago in a music festival in Corsica called "Calvi on the Rocks" and they were very good. The Norwegian singer/guitarist, Erlend Øye is in another band - Kings of Convenience - that is worth checking out. I was glad to discover this album. There are some lovely songs including "Golden Cage"

GIRLS - "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" 2011
- Why did I buy this?
The name and the reviews on the sleeve tickled my curiosity. This band no longer exists as the lead singer, Chris Owens decided to start a solo career. It's a shame, this band is wonderful. I'm obsessed with this lovely song titled "Vomit".
It's a bit nostalgic, there's some kind of desperation in his voice. It starts slowly and ascends to a bigger, positive sound. The guitar and the drums accompany the lyrics perfectly:

This song "My Ma" is sweet:

Saturday, 22 February 2014


The Dum Dum Girls have released their 3rd new album "Too True" under Sub Pop Records. Dee Dee, the lead singer is somewhat a mix of Siouxsie:

and Karen O...

in some sort of paradise filled with highly fashionable leather jackets:

Monday, 17 February 2014

Kamil Czapiga

Amazingly detailed black and white tattoos by Kamil Czapiga:

Saturday, 15 February 2014

An ecstatic experience

I'm obsessed with "Strange Pleasures" - the most recent album of Still Corners.
Still Corners is Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes, a duo from London which are signed under the indie label Sub Pop Records. I could describe their music as nostalgic and dreamy. They put you in a timeless, ethereal space and tickle your imagination with strong movie like visuals.
The album starts with "The trip" - I love the guitar on this one:

I also wanted to share the 4th track of the album which I found very sensual:

If you like Still Corners, I can recommend you Tame Impala:

And perhaps dream about your next holidays with Beach House. They also released two albums with Sub Pop Records. You can have a listen to "Zebra" from their critically acclaimed album "Teen Dreams":

Or explore a darker side with Chromatics:

Reminiscing your first love with Mazzy Star:

Wander in velvety dreams with the charismatic Anna Calvi:

Friday, 14 February 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014


Vivons d'amour,
Amour toujours...
Alison Mosshart and Jack White make a great couple.
Whatever happens, stay classy.

Lorde of the ring

Lorde is a talented singer from New Zealand. She is only 18 years old and she has already won 2 Grammy awards. She can now retire...
I like this song:
and this one:

sex, drugs and rock'n'roll

RIP Marc Bolan...
I've got this picture in my mind (copyright - Alessandro Puccinelli) when I listen to this song from Nick Cave: