Archive for May 24th, 2007

May 24, 2007

ABDOMINAL – Pedal Pusher (12″ EP)

Antidote ANTTW1020: 14th May 2007
1. Pedal Pusher (Original / Instrumental / Acapella)
“Don’t contest the champ with consecutive wins, clockwise wheel motion, like a record it spins”
2. Radio Friendly (Original / Instrumental / Acapella)
“Don’t a give fuck about American Idol or what song they sang at their latest recital, don’t give a fuck that Indie-Rock’s flavour of the month and I make Hip-Hop”

Lupe Fiasco already did skateboarding so Canada’s Abdominal has penned a tribute to his bicycle in the shape of ‘Pedal Pusher’. It’s like ‘Hey Bulldog’ by The Beatles with a one-man Jurassic 5 spitting over the top seasoned with an extra shake of Salt ‘n’ Pepa. You can enjoy the incredible beats of Young Einstein (From Ugly Duckling) via the Instrumental and there’s an Acapella too.

‘Radio Friendly’ is a list tune about all the things that Abdominal doesn’t “Give a fuck” about (And some things he does “Give a fuck” about). Cut Chemist (Formerly of Jurassic 5) is in the production chair providing some Drum heavy Funk breaks and in case you haven’t guessed the ‘Radio Friendly’ title is ironic. Once again Instrumental and Acapella versions are included for your delectation.

You can buy the EP from RecordStore by clicking here.

Click here to Pre-order Abdominal’s ‘Escape From The Pigeon Hole’ album from HMV for £8.99.

Abdominal – Abdominal Workout mp3
DJ Format (Feat. Abdominal) – Vicious Battle Raps mp3

Here are links to watch videos for Abdominal’s colabs with DJ Format… ‘3 Feet Deep’, ‘Vicious Battle Raps’, ‘The Hit Song’ and ‘Separated At birth’ on YouTube or click here to see the new ‘Abdominal Workout’ Video.

Abdominal MySpace / Ugly Duckling MySpace / Cut Chemist MySpace

May 24, 2007

HELLO SAFERIDE – I Was Definitely Made For These Times (7″ Single)

Regal REGALSC007: 14th May 2007
1. I Was Definitely Made For These Times
“Sure a woman should obey her man, sure when he can do the things I can, I was definitely made for these times, goin’ to church on Sundays, ruining my TV fun day”
2. The Quiz
“I like your record collection, Townes and Jens with a hint of Rickie Lee, and you cleaned up the bathroom, made a really nice soup, but a bit too much Sci-Fi in your shelf for DVDs”

‘I Was Definitely Made For These Times’ is the first UK release from Sweden’s Hello Saferide (aka Annika Norlin) and hasn’t appeared on any of her previous CDs.  ‘I Was Definitely Made For These Times’ has a pulsing Tom Petty beat and rich Pop production in line with the Beach Boys referencing title.  It makes me wanna dance around in the sunshine, clapping my hands in a Hare-Krishna stylee.  ‘The Quiz’ is even better and takes the form of a strict clipboard-toting test of a potential boyfriend.  It brings to mind classic 70s songwriters like Carole King or Joni Mitchell with a witty modern twist.

The single is available to buy from Rough Trade and HMV.

You can buy other Hello Saferide records from It’s A Trap, Razzia, Kurofune Records, CDON or Amazon.

Hello Saferide – Highschool Stalker mp3
Hello Saferide – If I Don’t Write This Song, Someone I Love Will Die mp3
Hello Saferide – Long Lost Penpal (Feat. Firefox AK) mp3
Hello Saferide – San Francisco mp3
Hello Saferide – The Quiz mp3
Hello Saferide – Valentine’s Day mp3

Here are links to watch videos for ‘The Quiz’, ‘Long Lost Penpal’, ‘If I Don’t Write This Song, Someone I Love Will Die’ and ‘My Best Friend’ on YouTube.

Hello Saferide Website / Hello Saferide MySpace