Wednesday, 6 November 2013

IB EXCLUSIVE: Anabel Englund Is Single & Likes Chocolate

Good evening reprobates,

Tonight I have a very special interview with a girl I didn't even know existed until 2 weeks ago; if you'd asked me back then who Anabel Englund was I'd probably have said a break through porn star from the Yorkshire dales. If you ask me who Anabel Englund is now however, I'd probably do that shitty music thing where I belittle and patronize you for not knowing about a stunning new artist who is showing some serious potential.  

So if I didn't find her on BritsGetBeefed.com where did I find Miss Englund? Well just over 2 weeks back Hot Natured uploaded a video of themselves working in the studio and in tow was the mysterious miss Englund; knowing that Hot Natured did not include any female counterparts I took an immediate interest, one search into YouTube and the rest is history...

Please for the love of God listen to Englunds music, read the interview and get to know her, it's not going to be long before she's everybody's friend.   

Miss Englund, it's a pleasure to finally speak with you. 

Now, just to give people an idea of who you are - and to commemorate the death of MSM messenger, RIP - could you please tell us your a/s/l? 

Anabel Englund, 20, The City Of Angels ;$

I listened to "Blankets and Body Heat" - which went down a bloody treat by the way - before noticing you've also just finished some work with Peace Treaty - two contrasting pieces of work...I'm interested to know, what genre of music interests you most?

I love writing songs with the guitar and the piano, but I love house music so much that I can't help myself really. I think it's an interesting combination because I wouldn't consider my voice poppy sounding.
But definitely my roots with song-writing stem from acoustic and music that is generally more raw.

I also saw you were with Hot Natured in Club Ralph a couple of weeks back, could this possibly mean there is some collaborative work on the way?

There is definitely collaborative work on the way with Hot Natured. I was so happy to get in the studio with them and create songs from scratch. They all bring a different element to the table, and it was interesting seeing how they work. I was also excited to bring my flavor into the mix. I think people will enjoy it. I definitely do...

Any work from yourself in the pipeline? 

Other than Hot Natured, I am working on my solo EP/Album now. It's about time! I believe I have so much to share and bring to the world. Writing and singing and creating music is what makes me the happiest. It's what I wake up for.

Since its in your name, USA or Englund?

Haha, funny question. It was actually my first time visiting England when I went in October to record, and perform with Lee Foss and I didn't want to leave. LA and London are two complete different worlds but I loved being submerged in something I knew very little about. I can see my self living there for sure.

Marmite or Peanut butter?

I can't say I have tried Marmite before! But to be honest I don't like sweet things much unless I get a random craving. Chocolate is nice, especially the kind I tried in London.

Give us your current top 3 favorite tracks...

That is one of the hardest questions ever! But I love these songs and they're genres.

'B4 The DInks' -Lee Foss (unreleased)

What can we expect to see from you in the next year or so?

You can expect a lot, I plan on ruling the world...
There's going to be a lot more music, and a lot more me.

Lastly - are you single?

Yes, I'm single =^.^= meeeoow.

Christ we didn't even have to edit this one, Anabel you've been a friggin delight, we wish you all the luck in the future.

ANABEL ENGLUND ON FACEBOOK HERE:

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LEE FOSS & MK FEAT. ANABEL ENGLUND - ELECTRICITY

Lee Foss & MK feat. Anabel Englund - Electricity EP by Lee Foss

ANABEL ENGLUND - BLANKETS AND BODY HEAT

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

We're Back.


Saturday, 9 March 2013

HNQO - We Do It (Kolombo Remix)

Was meant to post this a while back but my exam period got in the way; it's from one of my favorite artists - Kolombo - give it till just over the 1 minute mark and you'll be hooked - I guarantee it. If you haven't heard much of Kolombo then check out his pages; he's well worth a visit. 

KOLOMBO ON FACEBOOK HERE:

KOLOMBO ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE:
HNQO - We Do It - feat. BR- kolombo rmx - Coming soon on Playperview by Kolombo

Natasha Kmeto - Pleasure Delay (Jason Burns Remix) + DOWNLOAD

The music mogul website XLR8R  - pronounced 'accelerator', yessss yes very clever - have just released this bopping new track on their soundcloud. Remixed by the bass hungry Jason Burns - "Pleasure Delay" is a pretty straight up track with not a lot going on, this isn't to say its bound for the deepest chasm on the internet with the likes of "Ace Ventura....Pet my Rectum " and "Schindler's Fist", in fact what it lacks in substance it makes up for with a wicked synth sample; its that simple. 

Get it while its hot with the links below.

DOWNLOAD PLEASURE DAY JASON BURNS REMIX HERE:

JASON BURNS ON FACEBOOK HERE:

JASON BURNS ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE:

Natasha Kmeto "Pleasure Delay (Jason Burns Remix)" by XLR8R

Thursday, 7 March 2013

NEW: London Grammar - Hey Now

Crazy good new track from London Grammar; like we love to say - less is more. 

London Grammar's new Metal and Dust EP is available to buy now on iTunes. 

BUY METAL AND DUST EP HERE:

LONDON GRAMMAR WEBSITE HERE:

Matt Corby - Brother (Lancelot Remix)

Lancelot has stepped up to the plate as our knight in shining armor; using some phenomenal vocals from Matt Corby's 'Brother', its a track that certainly seems to get better the longer you listen. Utilizing a gradual build on percussion and sampling before dropping into the break down we're reminded that sometimes less is more; another gradual build to some penultimate vocals before a fade produces some lip biting material; it seems Lancelot has gone far in keeping us on the edge and waiting, wanting and begging for more, a feature I'm thoroughly enjoying about this track. It certainly won't replace a 4 hour sex marathon with Lisa Ann of a whim, but stick it on repeat and wack it up to full and you'll come somewhere close (pardon the pun).

LANCELOT ON FACEBOOK HERE:

LANCELOT ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE:

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Two Door Cinema Club - Next Year (RAC Mix)

Got this on repeat at the moment, isn't getting any older...

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RAC ON FACEBOOK HERE:

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

GIG REVIEW: Gabrielle Tunes Her G-String

So about a year ago now I rustled up a naughty little valentines day post on Gabrielle Aplin; after sharing it with her management and giving it the biggun I managed to organise an interview with her; I'd already listened to a lot of her work and I was excited at the prospect of interviewing a young and talented artist who hailed from the same region of England as myself. Alas, her interview had unfortunately gone down like a fridge sinking in mud and in earnest I realised the interview contained more writing with my questions than it did her answers; a lack of weight and substance meant I was in all honesty - slightly put off. 

Nevertheless there are some perks to the life of a lowly blogger; one such perk was a pair tickets to see her in a live acoustic set in Nottingham- I didn't have anything better to do that night so I pursued with what I expected to be a long and irksome evening of un-"weighty" material. Turns out I was wrong.


Firstly its good to point out that Gabrielle is a beautiful human being - not that this has anything to do with my adoration of her music - but she's got it. Secondly its important to note that her voice is probably the best I've heard at a live concert, no sausage. Both factors combined make for a fearful force to be reckoned with at an intimate gig such as Nottingham's Bodega Social Club.

I'm not going to lather you in sloppy detail about the skill and delivery of each track; but what I will say is if Gabrielle seemed subdued in my interview, she certainly wasn't on stage. Constantly reviving a sullen crowd and raising the atmosphere to somewhere between adequate and acceptable she managed to keep the gig alive; I honestly felt sorry the crowd didn't muck in with so much as a toe stomp until the dying moments, a promise I feel should be indentured to any fan based audience. Even the mischievous quip she used to infer her toying with a "tight g-string" seemed to fly over soppy Kieth' and his woeful missus; you deserved better Gabrielle - you really did.  


Another winning hallmark to the gig was the accentuation of the live band and more importantly the folk connotations not normally associated with Aplins music, a feature I feel is often undermined in her recorded material by an overindulgence to her exceptional albeit overshadowing voice. So long as we can hear her sing more guitar and more percussion is never a bad thing in my eyes. 

So to round things off nicely, if in the near future you're looking to attend one of Gabrielle Aplins tour dates please don't go into any of her gigs looking for a quiet drink with you're "special gal" over some half decent folk music; instead I'd suggest getting seriously plastered with friends and getting ready for a loud-and sometimes sentimental-sing-a-long to some phenomenal folk music, it's what she wants and in all honesty its what we'd prefer. 

IB GABRIELLE INTERVIEW HERE:

GABRIELLE APLIN ON FACEBOOK HERE:

GABRIELLE APLIN ON TWITTER HERE:

GABRIELLE APLIN WEBSITE HERE: