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Thursday, December 23, 2010


I would say that the mysterious U.K. duo Echoes are one of my favourite new bands and I've only heard three songs by them. I'm hoping they get signed and/or release a debut album in 2011 all on their own.

Below you can listen to and download a seasonal song they've recorded called "Footprints", enjoy.

Echoes - Footprints by Echoes Music

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Sunday, December 19, 2010


I've never been one for year end lists of favourite albums and songs but below is my attempt at it for this year. To me it is hard to come up with a list of favourite albums these days because I rarely listen to an album all the way through anymore which makes it hard to appreciate the lesser known songs. My favourite list is my list of albums due for release in 2011, looking forward to a lot of cool new releases this year.

Before my lists I wanted to mention a few new songs that I really like that I discovered in the last few weeks:

Max Gold - Hold On
Jesse McCartney - One Night
Concept Store - Damn!
Duran Duran - -Girl Panic

Top 10 Albums for 2011:

Prefab Sprout - Let's Change The World With Music
Ellie Goulding - Bright Lights
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
Howard Jones - Ordinary Heroes
DVAS - Society
Fenech-Soler - Fenech-Soler
Bjørn Johan Muri - Airwaves
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Golden Year
Darin - Lovekiller

Top songs of 2010:

Ice Cold - Echoes
Veronica - Tim & Jean
Come Around - Tim & Jean
Nothing Is For Real - Bjørn Johan Muri
Golden Train (The Royal Palms Remix) - Penguin Prison
The Worse It Gets - Penguin Prison
Not In Love (ft. Robert Smith) - Crystal Castles
Young At Heart (Visitor reMix) - Amy Meredith
A New Word To Say (James Yuill reMix) - Bright Light Bright Light
Cry At Films - Bright Light Bright Light
No Surrender - MadFox
If You Love Me - Joe McElderry
We're All Gonna Die (Have fun)(Diamond Cut Slow Jam Mix) - The Candle Thieves
You Never Leave LA - Teitur
Golden Sun - Fenech-Soler
Bone Will Break Metal - Ginger Ninja
Unspoken (Fred Falke reMix) - HURTS
Start A War - Colin Munroe
Fell In Love with an Android - Simon Curtis

Albums I'm excited to hear that are due for release in 2011

Spoons - Static In Transmission
Naked Eyes - Piccadilly
The Human League - Credo
Tim & Jean -
Penguin Prison -
Bright Light Bright Light -
Darren Hayes -
Keane -
The Feeling -
Frankmuzik -
Lo-Fi-Fnk -
Black Room -
My Friend The Chocolate Cake -
Colin Munroe -
The Gadsdens -
Scritti Politti - Best of (with new tracks) or a full album of new material

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Friday, December 03, 2010


Things are moving along well for Tim Ayre and Jean-Christophe Capotorto who make up the Australian electro pop duo of Tim & Jean. Their first single Come Around was fantastic and garnered lots of radio play from Australia's Triple J. The band has also been playing more live gigs recently and are scheduled to play the Goodvibrations Festival around Australia in February. The guys have signed to Mercury/Universal so hopefully they will get a decent amount of promotion for their debut album which could be out as early as February of 2011. The guys also have a penchant for doing covers from artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and The Dave Matthews Band.

Their new single is called Veronica and is another slice of pop perfection and even has a guitar solo from Jean at the end. It is used in the video (below) of their recent trip to New York, check it out. I must say that their debut cd is highly anticipated by me along with the forthcoming cds by artists like Penguin Prison and Bright Light Bright Light. You can also follow them on Twitter.

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