Archive for March 3rd, 2008

March 3, 2008

ORPHAN BOY – Pre-Album Taster: Satellites

“So I seem to lose the peace, a common riot on the common streets, we love the rose but we hate the rule, for private land and for private schools”

‘Satellites’ was one of the first live-demos I fell for nearly two years ago when Orphan Boy first showed up on my radar. Now I’ve just got a promo of their album through the door and they’ve gone into the studio and done the song proud. It’s a proper bit of raw Punk not the usual pale Indie variety. The lyrics have got the detail of Weller and the anger of Strummer, listen to the way Bob Cross roars the chorus. ‘Satellites’ could be huge if they release it as a single. This the England we love but it’s also the England we hate.

Orphan Boy’s debut album is out in April on Concrete Recordings. Start saving up your pennies now, your gonna need to get this record.

Click here to pre-order the new single ‘Alderley Edge’.

Orphan Boy – Satellites mp3

You can check out some of Orphan Boy’s vids on Concrete’s YouTube channel by clicking here.

Visit the MySpace page to get a couple of free mp3s.

Orphan Boy MySpace

March 3, 2008

NICK CAVE & THE BADSEEDS – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (CD Single)

Mute CDMUTE377: 18th February 2008

“He ended up like so many of them do, back on the streets of New York City,
in a soup queue, a dopefiend, a slave, then prison, then the madhouse, then the grave”

Sometimes I love Nick Cave’s angelic side and sometimes I dislike the devil in his more acidic recordings. New single ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ manages to be everything that’s great about Nick Cave. A murderous lyric, violent Blues and a spoken word vocal reminiscent of ‘The Gift’. ‘The Gift’ is a great song but you couldn’t imagine it being played on the radio, where as ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ could be Cave’s biggest hit.

The video for ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ is thrilling, while still looking cheap as chips. B-side ‘Accidents Will Happen’ is damn good too, making this a fine package to spend your coppers on.

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Video) on YouTube

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Accidents Will Happen mp3

Nick Cave MySpace