Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dot Dash - Shouting In The Rain (Hype 0311)

Another great track from Dot Dash off their 2012 Winter Garden Light album. Nice old skool alternative sounding track.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

OMD English Electric 2013

OMD have announced a new album called English Electric due out this year. This track Decimal is taken from the forthcoming album.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Deux - Golden Dreams (Hype 0310)

Some indie synth house from french outfit Deux. Nice!! Taken from their Golden Dreams EP. Maybe three years old but gets a release now.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Midge Ure Hugh's Room Toronto January 14, 2012 Setlist

I got to catch the first of two shows at Hugh's Room out in Roncesvalles. This was my first time at the venue which is a dinner/show type of place. Quite the different experience for a concert.

Opening band was an american outfit called Right The Stars, who ended up being Midge's backing band. Weird. Not sure how that came together. Here was Midge's setlist. He definately jumped all around his career.

1) I See Hope In The Morning Light (1991; Pure)
2) Love's Great Adventure (1984; The Collection; Ultravox)
3) Call Of The Wild (1986; Call of The Wild single)
4) Breathe (1996; Breathe)
5) Fade To Grey (1980; Visage; Visage)
6) Cold Cold Heart(1991; Pure)
7) Answers To Nothing (1988; Answers To Nothing)
8) Just For You (1988; Answers To Nothing)
9) No Regrets (1982; No Regrets single; Tom Rush Cover)
10) Vienna (1980; Vienna; Ultravox)
11) Dear God (1988; Answers To Nothing)
12) One Small Day (1984; Lament; Ultravox)
13) Hymn (1982; Hymn; Ultravox)
14) If I Was (1985; The Gift)
15) Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (1984; Lament; Ultravox)
16) Do They Know Its Christmas (1984; Band Aid)

Thanks to Andrew P for the picture.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Nobody Does It Better

Thought I would post this in honour of the recently deceased Marvin Hamlisch, brilliant legendary songsmith. They simply don't write songs like they used to and certainly not like he could.

For all you Bond/Skyfall fans - this one's my favourite Bond theme song ever (suck it Adele):

And here is a decent cover of the track by Radiohead - Thom Yorke calls this the "sexiest song ever". Who's going to argue with that?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

David Bowie - Where Are We Now (Hype 0309)

David Bowie releases his first single in 10 years on his 66th Birthday. An epic glorious chill out piece. A prelude to a full album due out in March. Great video directed by Tony Oursler.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Veronica Falls - Teenage (Hype 0308)

New twangy single from Veronica Falls off their new album Waiting For Something To Happen. The band will be in Toronto at the Garrison on March 12, 2013. Nice!!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Courteeners - Lose Control (Hype 0307)

Well its a new year. I unfortunately slowed down in December on the posts. Life got chaotic and went up and down like a rollercoaster. But back with the Courteeners new single Lose Control. Happy New Year from the IKDK crew: Tuco, Dunstan and, myself