The always prolific neo-psychedelic-anarchic-hippy, Anton Newcombe, has been making some of the most 2008 saw the release of the bands thirteenth album, ‘My Bloody Underground’. Fused caught up with Anton on a whistlestop visit to the UK to get the lowdown. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
There’s no shortage of female singers earmarked for big success this year and Norwegian Ida Maria has pundits’ tips, bags of confidence and an intelligent, witty blog on her side. She boasts lungs to rival a set of Victorian bellows, a rock sensibility and yet still manages to produce sweetly melodic songs. She’s been compared to Bjork, The Strokes “with a female singer” and has a reputation for kamikaze stage behaviour.
Her glorious single ‘LES Artistes’ is playing on the BBC and her face is peering out from behind her Noo Yoik sunglasses on mainstream and style magazine covers. There is a big buzz on those websites around her gigs in small but perfectly hip venues in London. Santi White’s alter ego Santogold has scaled the heights of the music and style credibility cliff; but is she about to take flight on a paraglider into the mainstream? The people who ought to know say she will.
Leant against the exterior of a trendy West End pub, mere moments from the busy Tottenham Court Road intersection, three distinctly scruffy and bohemian individuals conspicuously hunch over their cigarettes. One wears a bright, striped blazer, one has long matted hair, and the third’s hirsute sideburns protrude from beneath his off-kilter trilby. Together, they spell one thing and one thing only: rock n’ freaking roll.
Not since Pugwal’s Summer have I seen such a rapid road to stardom, but The Ting Tings have managed to set a new land speed record. Fused caught up with one half of team Ting to talk random disco’s, fledgling hiccups, getting a little bit international, oh, and having their minds blown…
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