Friday, 25 January 2013

Late Lunch

So it isn't Monday, or even Tuesday but a Friday morning that the latest edition of The Weekly Stew hits your screens. I apologise for that but between my 21st birthday party and other issues I just didn't get a chance to write the post earlier. So here we are at the beginning of yet another fantastic edition. Durban's weather is hot, this post is hot and some people even tell me that I am hot (My mom and sisters count right?).

Last week's favourite track, as voted by you lovely readers, was 'Caesar' by '44th Sunset', looks like you guys also love your Aussie Indie-pop.

Lets get down to business straight away because I can't deprive you of your music any longer...

1. Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me

Jagwar Ma are from Sydney. Only an Australian could have come up with a name like that. 'Come Save Me' features on the Fifa 13 soundtrack so quite a few of the gents that read this blog will be familiar with the track. This steamy little electro dance track is guaranteed to get your pulse beating faster and make your palms sweaty with anticipation for when the chorus hits and you can let all of your fantastic dance moves loose on the crowd around the room, yes it's so good that it makes me think that even I can dance to it's smooth grooves and hypnotic vocals. Go have a gander at it's epic music video that will make graphic designers drool!

2. Palma Violets - Step Up For The Cool Cats

Palma Violets are another London sensation. They even managed to scoop the award for song of the year from NME for another of their tracks, I love NME so I should therefore love these guys. I adore them. The band play a hauntingly beautiful concoction of garage and psychedelic rock that has throwbacks to yesteryear. The 4 piece's debut album drops a little later this year and I think that it will find a great place in my collection! The best thing about Palma Violets is that they keep everything simple, in the age of overproduction and auto-tune it is so cool to hear a band that just sounds like it has been recorded in a garage, which it probably has, yet still sounds fantastic! I hope that you come to love them like I do now!

3. Frightened Rabbit - The Woodpile

Oh yes! I found a Scottish indie rock band and they still have their accents! Try to top that. There isn't much better than hearing a band blaring out some good indie rock and then this Scottish Burr just begins to sound from the vocalists mouth...It's a little slice of heaven for a listener's ears! Frightened Rabbit come from the tiny Scottish town of Selkirk and have been together since 2003, their sound has always been a mixture of indie rock and folk and throughout it all the accent has remained. If I had an accent like that I would probably make it onto South Africa's most eligible bachelors list, (I promise that I was joking). Go ahead and let Scott Hutchison sing his Scottish heart out and delight your ears!

4. Clubfeet - Everything You Wanted

Have you ever wondered what happens when you combine a couple of South Africans with some Australians from Melbourne? Well you get 'Clubfeet'. The 5 piece synth-pop group has been making waves in Australia for the past year or so with their indie-dance madness! 'Clubfeet' has two vocalists who combine to give you a taste of sweet joy with their honey coated hooks and seemingly endless fervour that comes along with their music. They are similar in nature to 'Hot Chip' and 'Cut Copy' so if you like that type of thing then these guys are for you! They also happen to have a rather epic music video which is original and sleek to watch! Check it out!

5. The Vaccines - Teenage Icon

The Vaccines are a West London 4-piece that have captured a nation with their particularly indulgent brand of indie rock which has lead to them being compared with greats like The Ramones and The Strokes. 'The Vaccines' formed in 2010 and have gone from strength to strength since then, they headline festivals and sell out venues yet they still retain their rocking tendencies! Their second album went gold within 3 week's of its release in the UK last year and I can understand why. Great beats, vociferous vocals and bombastic guitar work combine to make 'The Vaccines' the full package!

6. The Vaccines - Wetsuit

To end it all off this week I had to put in a bonus track from the Vaccines which captures what you all love most in the world...Festivals and Instagram. Yeah that's right I know that you sneakily all adore Instagram no matter what you say!

Thanks for reading guys! Enjoy the rest of your week and we will see you again on Monday this time! Don't forget to vote on the top right hand side of the page for your favourite track of the week!


  1. Great selection this week! Love The Vaccines and Palma Violets.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback!