Today I got an email from Noisetrade titled “Fan of The Killers and The Strokes?” so I knew I should definitely check out who they were promoting. The band, “The Academic”, is an instant favourite, and I’d highly recommend them for fans of British indie rock bands like The Kooks and (early) Arctic Monkeys. Their … More The Academic – free download & musical recommendation!
I used to sing the praises of free music site Noisetrade (here I wrote a more in-depth account of what Noisetrade is) all the time on this blog, but with the advent & ease of Spotify, I stopped using it as often to find new bands. But when I saw today’s email advertising a mixtape with artists … More Bonnaroo mixtape – musical recommendation + free download!
I like wonderful things, and as a patriotic New Zealander, I like it when people from my corner of the earth do things that are wonderful. Dave Baxter is one such man. Not only is he the main man behind Avalanche City (check out this song), but he also released an ep around Christmas last … More Musical Spotlight + free download! – Dave Baxter
Good songs that I want you to love as well: “Teen Idle” – Marina and the Diamonds “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” – The Vaccines “Still Life” – The Horrors “Pass Me By” – Jonathan Jones “Stutter” – Maroon 5 “Heartbeat” – The Fray “Always” – Blink-182 “Sexy and I Know It” (LMFAO cover) – … More Favourite songs of right now (2)
Because I am a Horrors’ fangirl, naturally I look into things that they recommend. Finally I got around to checking out TOY and I really like them. I love songs that are way longer than is typical and that still manage to be really good; “Left Myself Behind” is a great example of this. Their … More Musical spotlight: TOY
Today I got an email recommendation from NoiseTrade for an album called “The Cabin Sessions” and being a Bon-Iver-loving-writing-music-in-the-woods-folk-hipster, I thought it sounded like it could be up my alley. The band is called Ivan & Alyosha and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who likes folk/indie music. You can download 4 songs here free AND … More Musical Spotlight + free download! – Ivan & Alyosha
Ed Tullett – free & legal download here He got in touch with me through tumblr so I checked his music out through the above link. If you like Bon Iver, you’ll like Ed Tullett. The music is definitely his own style; he described it as “falsetto/harmony rich acoustic stuff, with some banjo and other … More Musicians you should start listening to (2)
Hobbie Stuart – youtube channel here The fact that he can make me listen to and actually enjoy Rihanna songs proves he is fabulous. His arrangements are beautiful and I love the way he changes songs to make them his own. He mainly covers popular songs (and generally makes them much better) but his original … More Musicians you should start listening to
I love the internet and I love music. Being able to afford music legally is made difficult by the fact that I am a poor student, and will likely spend the next five years putting my earnings towards my education, feeding myself, and all other sundry costs incurred by being a live human. I am … More Obtaining free music in an entirely legal way