Last week's poll results indicated that Biffy Clyro provided your favorite track of week with their steamy number 'Black Chandelier', I fully agree with your choice! In other news, Lady Gaga is in South Africa, OK I know that's nothing to really get excited about, what was exciting was that The Darkness opened for her, pity no-one told me that before they arrived because they are amazing. The notes that their lead singer can hit with his voice are definitely not human, I may have broken a few glasses trying to match his pitch.
Time to sit back, relax and let the music minister to you as this week's Weekly Stew hits your screens...
1. C2C - Down The Road
The first track on this week's playlist comes from a French Turntable group (Yes you did read that correctly), who come from Nantes and were formed way back in 1998 when we didn't have to fear retribution from Beliebers and 'Little Monsters' because Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were only nightmares that music lovers told to scare their children. The duo that make up this turntable group, can't get over that those exist, won the 'Disco mix club world team DJ championships' for 4 years in a row so we can assume that they have some style! 'Down the Road' has been winning awards all over Europe and has been dominating the airwaves on numerous radio stations. You have to check the video out even if it's just to see a retro skater in bell bottoms skate around an abandoned warehouse district.
2. Battleships - Your Words
Battleships are an Indie Rock quartet that hail from the beautiful city of Sydney where the summers are hot and the beers are cold! I find it almost ridiculous how many amazing artists are coming out of Australia nowadays! These gents have just released their debut EP and have cited 'The National' and 'The Boxer Rebellion' as influences which is fantastic. Their lead singer has a very unique vocal style which lends to their glossy sound fully of guitar and synth with a pulsing drumbeat throughout. All in all its a fantastic track from a new group that I hope continue to make music in this vein.
3. Chet Faker - No Diggity
Chet Faker is Mr Grizzle personified, the man is rugged and oh hot damn (I have no idea where that came from) he makes some sweet music! He effortlessly manages to combine musical styles from rap to chill and beyond...amazingly what comes out is superbly crafted, it's the type of music you can listen to from Sunrise to sunset and then after dark again. Mr Faker is from Melbourne, best city in the world in my humble opinion, and as such he must partake in the chilled lifestyle that Melbourne is famous for. 'No Diggity' is a cover of a Blackstreet track that no-one thought could be covered, looks like Chet proved them wrong in such a good way!
4. Breton - Edward The Confessor
Breton are pretty cool, actually they are ridiculously cool. Their music makes me, a self professed white boy with 2 left feet, want to bop my head and jam along with them. They play a version of noise rock that I love, throughout all of their tracks they make a bunch of random sounds and synth notes sound like fantastic music. I don't actually know how to describe them other than to say that you wouldn't have heard there like before and you may not hear it again, it's THAT unique!
5. Flume - Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran
We end this week's playlist off with something a little bit different, that something different is Flume. One of my favorite electronic artists. The 20 year old Sydney native (Sydney representing this week) came to fame during 2011 and has gone from strength to strength throughout 2012 as he has played clubs around the world as well as festivals to match it. He is super active on Facebook and he seems like a really nice guy which just adds to his charm. Any music lover who has heard 'Flying Lotus' or 'Hudson Mohawke' before should be excited to hear Flume as his hooks are fantastic and his rhythms are mesmerizing to say the least! 'Sleepless' was his debut track that generated so much hype for Flume! Enjoy!
That's it for this week! Thanks to everybody for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you again next week at the same time and in the same place! Don't forget to vote for your favorite track of the week, the poll is on the top right of the page!