Archive | September, 2010

Listening to new Stars

27 Sep

Listening to new Stars

Don’t know about you, but that’s sounds good enough to celebrate with an extra dose of caffelatte+cream: ladz, we’re on Spotify! Yo can now check U.N.DISCO directly from this link (unless you live in Italy, and that’s really ironic being it a Neo Italo Disco compilation). We wanna hit 100 LIKES in a day, so spread the voice!

The compilation has been promoted also on the Italian most popular fantasy premier league site, and I’m really flattered it’s now being discussed in its forum. That means what KinGem got absolutely pay tribute to soccer lovers sooner or later in the nearby future.

Ooother unrelevant news: Tiny Tide has got a new EP out for the American label Vulpiano. The EP is a sort of tribute to The Beatles, it’s called “Baltic Avenue” and it can be downloaded for free HERE.

Take care!

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So Many Moons Before

22 Sep

So Many Moons Before

Bad internet connections failing, working on videos and further projects, so many things happened these days, and I hadn’t the change to collect’em in a news! Here we go for a ride:

  • First of all, I’m proud to announce the arrival of a new friend in our little pop kingdom. After having acquired the status of living indie-legend with the project Santa Dog, Rowena Dugdale is back with her new band from Bristol Cue Fanfare. Get ready for a début release and helpfully a tour.
  • Not so long time ago the Swedish “Stars In Coma” Andrè Brorsson has released a sweet little EP called Dead and Hope. You can now download the EP here.
  • The Brigadier is so ahead of the times that has got his song for our little festive surprise quite ready (it’s strange seeing fab4 references on a xmas song! I was reeeeally impressed!). Moreover his contribute for “U.N.DISCO” is up in the soundclouds. You can check it here.
  • “U.N.DISCO” had a REALLY IMPRESSIVE review on “Good Times Bad Times”. Translation in English coming soon… Team… we got an 8 on 10! Moreover the album is now available on e-music (seems like that buyers also liked Aurevoire Simone and Isobel Campbell)
  • Voice of a new Stars in Coma album is spreading fast. See Indipedia, Indie for Bunnies and Area 51 del Corazon.
  • Tiny Tide has released “Diskovery”, a free cover songs album thought like a baby brother for their new release “Moontalking”. You can download it for free here.

That’s all by now folks. Be cool!

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Gem#003: Tiny Tide “MoonTalking”

12 Sep

Gem#003: Tiny Tide “MoonTalking”

Third release and it’s time for Tiny Tide “MoonTalking”, a collection of avant-pop fuzz tunes and indie ballads sang from a lonely alien pink moon. Mostly played by Mark Zonda – with the rest of the band buin’ busy on finishing the recording of “Febrero” – the album also see the collaboration of WildHeart, Phillip Lockwood-Holmes from LeBleu and the American artist Marilyn Roxie.

Is MoonTalking a concept album? Maybe in the way Sgt. Pepper was, with songs blended together and a recurring theme (the alien loneliness of the Moon) recurring in most of the tracks. “Fog”, “Rock in the Empire” and “Lust for Clubs” were Mark Zonda attempt to sound like a modern version of Iggy Pop, but it ended sounding more like Roger Waters on “Amused to death” and early Pulp in broken English, with hints on Fellini’s movies, history books, and obscure references to European indie clubs and gossip news from The Sun.

Dendrix had his crystal moment with a perfectly inspired solo on “I would say”, a track that Mark originally wrote for Anna Kurnikova and Wildheart re-arranged on a clever sinth-pop ballad.

Possibly the album will be remembered as the only one having a song called “Manga Nurse”, possibly the best portrait of a classic Tiny song: a modern lennonesque nursey rhyme with reminiscences of David Byrne in the finale and possibly the best match for the brilliant album art work by Naniiebim Studio (UK)

You can have more information and buy the album here

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Picture the Weekend

4 Sep

Picture the Weekend

Still waiting for Sunday to come, I have to say the weekend has bee totally pleasurable and cool. Especially coming down to some exciting news and my label friends activities all over Europe. In fact today I was plotting together a friend from Bristol to work on our first UK based KinGem release and bring the guys on a little tour in November. Finger crossed on the project! Meanwhile I can’t wait to hear some news from Charley Rivel, DJSetting on a pub in Stockholm, and Stars in Coma, having had a special gig in Belrin for the Indie Pop Days.

Other exciting news is that Stars in Coma last album for KinGem is now being broadcasted for a local Italian station called Radio Sonora, while you can check another review of “And The Cloud Withdrew From The Sky” here.

And while we’re busy working collecting real actors and directors for our next video for the “U.N.DISCO” album, we couldn’t wait but work on a little sci-fi nostalgic video collage for the song “Astro Fille” by Le Petit Chenilles from the same album.

So… What about YOUR weekend?

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