Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Young and Restless Call it Quits

Canberra via Melbourne band Young and Restless have played their last show ever :(

After four and a half years, one J-Award, a top twenty ranking in the 2007 Bawley 100 (Police! Police! #12), a handful of awesome singles, a kick arse debut album, and countless insane live shows Y&R have decided to call it quits.

The official anouncement on myspace/youngandrestlessau before the bands last ever show at The Arthouse in Melbourne.

If the pictures are anything to go by the bands last ever show was as wild as their first.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Wedding music is (still) boring

Last year, Hummer posted his wedding soundtrack here on Bawley: An attempt to dispense with the overpaid, undertalented wedding music DJ and produce something a bit more personal, and altogether better than your standard wedding fare.

Another year, and another Bawley wedding and this time it was my turn to put together a playlist that attempted to capture something of the bride and groom and keep the crowd happy.

In addition to our own choices, we also invited suggestions from the guests as to the songs that would get them on the dancefloor. The runaway most requested song was that wedding favourite, 'Groove Is In The Heart' by Deee-Lite.

With the wedding running well over an hour late, the list had to be chopped short (thanks Hummer for ably manning the decks) but here's the full list as was intended - a mix of tried and trusted floor fillers and a few leftfield choices:

Entrance Song:
I'll Be Your Mirror (string quartet version of the Velvet Underground song)

Signing the register songs:
Until Death Do Them Part - Paul Kelly
My Soul Sings - Delirious?

Exit song:
William Tell Overture

Reception entrance song:
One Day Like This - Elbow

First dance song:
The Magic Position - Patrick Wolf

Dancing songs:
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
Dancing Choose - TV On The Radio
Crazy In Love - Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z
I Like It I Love It - Lyrics Born
That's The Way I Like It - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Dancing Queen - Abba
Jump Around - House Of Pain
Reach - S Club 7
No Sex for Ben - The Rapture
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
All Night Disco Party - Brakes
Darts Of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand
Mr Brightside - The Killers
A Stroke Of Genie-Us - The Strokes vs Christina Aguilera
Airbag - Radiohead cover by Easy All Stars
Live It Up - Mental As Anything
Common People - Pulp
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Blister In The Sun - The Violent Femmes
Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel cover by The Lemonheads
Poison - Alice Cooper
Everyone Says You're So Fragile - Idlewild
Music Is My Hot Sex - CSS
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Banquet - Bloc Party
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Call Me - Blondie
Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush cover by The Futureheads
Standing In The Way Of Control - Gossip
I Bet that You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Let's Dance To Joy Division - Wombats
Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head - New Order vs Kylie
Smack Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears vs Prodigy
Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook remix) - Cornershop
Down Under - Men At Work
It Must Be Love - Madness
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) - Flight Of The Conchords
Lucky Man - The Verve

So Long, Farewell - from The Sound Of Music soundtrack
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
No Cars Go (reprise) - Arcade Fire

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

These Are My Twisted Words: New Radiohead

Today Radiohead confirmed that last week’s Friday Freebie the leaked These Are My Twisted Words is indeed a new Radiohead song.

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood said,
"We've been recording for a while, and this was one of the first we finished. We're pretty proud of it. There's other stuff in various states of completion, but this is one we've been practicing, and which we'll probably play at this summer's concerts. Hope you like it."
The band have also made the track available for free download via their W.A.S.T.E online store.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Friday Freebie: These Are My Twisted Words (or are They?)

Last week we directed you to Harry Patch (In Memory Of), and then we mentioned that while Radiohead do not have any new albums planed they do intend to release the occasional one-off single or EP.

Now this:

An mp3 labelled These Are My Twisted Words appeared as on Radiohead fan’s forum AtEase late yesterday so far there has been no word from the band, but it sounds the part in fact it is so much better than Harry Patch I don’t even care if it is a fake. Check it out for yourself
Radiohead ? - These Are My Twisted Words

Holy Crap! Soundwave 2010

Since its 2004 inception the Soundwave festival has grown from a single stage at Perth’s Gravity Games in to a (nearly) national touring festival committed to presenting the best Australian and International (mostly American) hard rock, metal, punk and hardcore bands available.

The Nine Inch Nails headlines in 2009 were the festivals best attended and most successful yet and if the 2010 line up is anything to go by 2010 might just go one better.

One of alternative rock’s legendary bands Faith No More will headline with more than adequate support from emo-opera stars My Chemical Romance the inform and hopefully fully fit Jane’s Addiction, goth punks A.F.I., and the Heart On inducing Eagles of Death Metal.

Further down the bill Isis, Mesuggah, Trivium and Clutch should please the metal heads, while the punk kids can look forward to pogoing to Taking Back Sunday, Alexisonfire, The Get Up Kids and Paramore.

Soundwave 2010 will be held in Brisbane on Febuary 20th, Sydney the 21st, Melbourne 26th, Adelaide 27th and Perth on the 1st March 2010.

Here is the line up so far:
Faith No More
My Chemical Romance
Jane's Addiction
Taking Back Sunday
Sunny Day Real Estate
Eagles Of Death Metal
The Get Up Kids
Anti Flag
Reel Big Fish
All Time Low
A Day To Remember
It Dies Today
Escape The Fate
A Wilhelm Scream
The Weakerthans
The Devil Wears Prada
Comeback Kid
The Almost
Dance Gavin Dance
Four Year Strong
You Me At Six
The Aquabats
Rolo Tomassi
Rx Bandits
Maximum The Hormone
The Creepshow
Head to http://www.soundwavefestival.com for more Soundwave news.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Phoenix: Playground Love - Too Sexy for the Internet?

Last week I posted links to the two tracks Phoenix recorded on triple j's like a version.

Well it seems they were too sexy for the internet, as such have been pulled down by the fun police.

You can still go here for the triple j recorded interview and peformance, enjoy!

Original Post: (Warning Very Sexy)

On Friday morning two Frenchies combined when Phoenix covered Air’s Playground Love for triple j’s like a version.

Playground Love is something of a fake cover for the band, as the song was co-written by Thomas Mars and Phoenix were for some time Air's live backing band.

The band also played an acoustic version of
Lisztomania from their brilliant new album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.


Phoenix – Playground Love (air cover)
Phoenix – Lisztomania (acoustic)

Saturday, 8 August 2009

New Radiohead album: Not for a long while

Thom Yorke has told The Believer magazine that we will probably be waiting a long time for the next Radiohead album.
"None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again. Not straight off,"

"I mean, it's just become a real drag. It worked with In Rainbows because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going. But we've all said that we can't possibly dive into that again. It'll kill us."
This is not the end of the bands recorded output, Yorke goes on to talk about the possibility of one off singles and EPs. Let us hope for more Harry Patch (In Memory Of) like releases in the near future.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Harry Patch (In Memory Of): New Radiohead

Today Radiohead released a new song for download via their Dead Air Space website. Harry Patch (In Memory Of) is a tribute to the memory of Harry Patch, the last surviving World War I combat soldier, who died on July 25 at the age of 111 on July 25 and will be buried tomorrow.

Patch served from 1916-18, fighting on the battlefields of France in 1917. After decades of avoiding discussing the war, Patch, at age 100, became a sharp critic of WWI, and war in general. The lyrics to Harry Patch (In Memory Of) are all quotes from Patch himself.
i am the only one that got through
the others died where ever they fell
it was an ambush
they came up from all sides
give your leaders each a gun and then let them fight it out themselves
i've seen devils coming up from the ground
i've seen hell upon this earth
the next will be chemical but they will never learn
The download costs £1, with all proceeds going to the UK veterans' charity the Royal British Legion.

Buy the MP3 from Dead Air Space, or stream it from the BBC before donating straight to the Royal British Legion.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Live Review: Nine Inch Nails & Jane’s Addiction, O2 Arena, London, 15/07/2009

Arriving at the O2 late I find my seat just as a stage sized Kevin Bacon introduces Jane’s Addiction. (like this)

With no new material the reformed Jane’s Addiction are all about the hits and the characters.

The hits, they are all there, starting with the epic Three Days, before the dirty Whores and mind expanding Ocean Size. The real highlight comes mid-set when the huge Mountain Song is followed by the radio friendly Been Caught Stealing and the violent Ted, Just Admit It....

The characters are lively as ever: Perry Farrell prances around shaking his ‘maracas’ over every inch of the stage. Dave Navarro shirtless (of course) and posing (of course) as he shreds away on the guitar, Eric Avery rumbles out some massive baselines and drummer Stephen Perkins was at his thumping best in one of his last shows before succumbing to the arm infection that caused the cancellation of the band’s Australian tour.

Jane’s Addiction close out their set with Stop! before returning for the acoustic guitar, steel drum laden Jane Says.

I have just enough time to get an over-priced beer and bad hotdog before Nine Inch Nails wander onto the stage - with the house lights still on and stage fully lit up, what looks like a last minute sound check quickly becomes the opening song Now I’m Nothing. It is not until the starting crash of Terrible Lie that the lights go off, plunging the band into their more familiar darkness.

This is the bands Wave Goodbye tour, and tonight their last ever UK headline show. Predictably the set list focuses more on the band’s 20 year legacy than promoting their latest releases. That said, 1,000,000 from last year’s free download album The Slip proves as powerful as anything else in the amped up first half of the set.

Hersey, March of The Pigs, The Becoming, I’m Afraid Of Americans - the hard rock tracks kept coming for well over an hour of rock, punk, metal and industrial noise, until a welcome break is provided in the form of the more delicate La Mer and The Fragile.

The volume is turned back up and second half of the show kicks off again, Non-Entity, The Big Come Down, Wish and Survivalism prove popular but the biggest cheer of the night comes when the band is joined on stage by Gary Numan.

Numan, an early Nine Inch Nails influence and more recently guest star on The Might Boosh, sings Metal (which was covered by NIN on the Things Falling Apart EP) before a roof raising version of Cars.

The Hand That Feeds and Head Like A Hole close the main set before the band return to the stage to play Hurt for the last time on UK soil, with everyone in the 20,000 seat stadium singing along and waving goodbye.

Metal (w/ Gary Numan):

The Fragile: