May 23, 2013
Despite being named after the most boring town in the most boring county in the UK, Matt Corby is creating all sorts of waves in Australia and now here over the pond (plus some land, a few more ponds, some land etc).
May 21, 2013
Black Books stellar interpretation of psych rock is bold, ambitious and doesn’t fall short. This is the slightly abrasive, unshaven and not quite sober older brother of dream pop. We love it.
May 20, 2013
We’re different at SGTMT, and our mothers say that’s a good thing.
(Good things also come in small packages. It’s what’s inside that counts. And winning isn’t everything).
May 17, 2013
We’re no Pop Princesses at SGTMT (except Tom of course) but this summer time brand of Dream Pop spins quite delightfully on our gramophone.
May 15, 2013
Last night Team SGTMT went out for a little boogie.
It had been a long old day, and we were pretty pooped, but we’d promised Danish pop sensation MØ that we’d go see her show at London’s Cargo. You know those nights where you hope that the set is nice and short so you can get it over and done with and crawl back into the bunk beds at the SGTMT Dorm Room? It was one of those.
May 15, 2013
We’ve been big fans of Big Deal for a while now. We’ve been, like, making a Big Deal about them. HA HA HA HA HA HA. HA. HAHAHAHAH. Ha ha… Ahem.
May 14, 2013
The Boxer Rebellion are one of those peculiar English bands who seem to have gained respect and a size-able following in yankland but remain relatively anonymous back here in the UK (think Bush, remember them?). Sadly we fear history may recall them in a similar fashion to Bush (a poor man’s Nirvana) and forever they’ll be known as a crap version of Coldplay. Ouch.
May 13, 2013
SGTMT are hiring! We need a new masseuse.
So we’ve spent the entire day doing back to back interviews in a Watford hotel where there was a rude receptionist but free breakfast. Interviewing all day is an oddly exhausting experience. Talking. Listening. Talking. Listening. It’s weird. Anyway, we found a good one; the one that looked like Sky Ferreira.
That done we’ve headed back to the SGTMT Headquarters Listening Room (shelves now repaired after *this* tragic accident) and we’ve been having a root around the music portal. We’ve found a real treat, let us tell you.
May 12, 2013
In our role as greatest and most respected of all online music emporiums (FACT), we felt it highly appropriate to give our own opinion on this latest release. I mean, what would the world do without our expert view and analysis? Seriously, what would you do? Would you cope? Would you survive? Would life continue with any meaning at all without SGTMT? We think probably not.
May 10, 2013
There has been a terrible accident at SGTMT Headquarters.
I’d been telling the lads that we need to get the shelves looked at for weeks. The ones in the Listening Room which hold all the vinyl. They’re an accident waiting to happen, I said. Matt said it would cost too much to get someone in to fiddle with them. Furthermore, we spent the whole maintenance budget on re-sealing the bath (probably a reference to my over-excited bath behaviour I noted with narrowed eyes), so the shelves would have to wait.
May 9, 2013
They specalise in slowly melting cold hearts through intense, anthemic, yet soothingly lackadaisical adventures. Tamsin’s voice rules the roost, like an oddly tender Cockerel. As she sings ‘Dusk is rolling in’, you can almost feel yourself being enveloped within the misty clouds of a winters morn.
May 7, 2013
I bet his piano teacher never anticipated this.
May 2, 2013
Of Rust & Bone are brand new. They have 44 likes on Facebook (even my dad is more popular), 5 followers on Twitter (once again, even my dad beats that, he has 9, serious) and just under a 1000 plays on SoundCloud. Kids, I’ll be straight with y’all, that’s not much cop. Should they therefore concede an early defeat and retreat back to the lamentable lands of unfulfilled dreams and no ambition? BY NO MEANS!
May 1, 2013
Sublime. 7 mins of perfectly balanced, precisely pitched and subtly transcendent electronica. Lush.
April 29, 2013
Over here at SGTMT HQ we’ve spent the day listening to the sounds of Iceland. We were presently surprised. We were expecting the sounds of fevered Eskimos drumming incessantly on tightened seal skin drums, with Narwhal tusks instead of Vic Firths. Or perhaps some frozen variant of dubstep – winterstep or icicle-grime.
April 26, 2013
Hey Sholay are back. They had an incident with a van and, like, all their instruments being stolen by a masked but barely concealed George Osborne (they could tell by the walk). We made that last bit up…
April 25, 2013
Bloggers should know stuff. We should. We should be able to say “I saw this band at a crappy pub with two other people and I predict they will be awesome”. Or we should say, “I found this MP3/Youtube video down the back of my sofa, I predict global domination”.
April 23, 2013
The Internet has been all hot and bothered over Daft Punk the last few weeks. Daft Punk, Daft Punk, Daft Punk, (bit of Jai Paul), Daft Punk.
But we’re more excited about Disclosure.
April 22, 2013
At first, to be straight with y’all, we only liked Junip because of Jose Gonzalez. I know, I know… philistines etc. etc. Jose was actually part of Junip first, yadda, yadda..
April 19, 2013
SGTMT HQ is a joyous place. We’re frequently celebrating the wonder of life through the medium of dance. Monday is ballet, Tuesday is tango and Wednesday, well.. it’s probably best we don’t say. Tom, gets upset you see. He’s got all the moves, he’s got the best outfits but sadly his feet are two small for his new tap shoes. Poor little button.
April 18, 2013
Tomorrow, Team SGTMT are being sent on a training course.
This one is about time management; our owners have looked at the blog and decided we can be more productive. “Find more good music, post more good music, WRITE SOMETHING GOOD!” We protested and, well it all got a bit out of hand, but they threatened to remove our Angel Delight rights. So we’re going. To Peterborough.
April 17, 2013
This was the song we’d been waiting for, the one that stopped us in our tracks, gently beckoned us to turn up the stereo and then ever so sweetly yet dramatically stole our hearts.
April 16, 2013
At SGTMT HQ few things make us happier than the joy of music discovery. I mean, it goes without saying that when Tim finally managed to recite the alphabet a few weeks back that was a big highlight (we’re not mentioning to him that he missed out ‘g’ and ‘v’ and there is no such character as ‘h$ft’). Also we were all pretty excited when Tom completed, quite speedily I might add, his Anne of Green Gables Cross Stitch.
April 15, 2013
We’ve been on an emotional roller coaster with POLIÇA.
Late last year we all spent a day at Thorpe Park and rode all the rides (apart from the Log Flume, because frontwoman Channy Leaneagh refused to get wet), including The Emotional Roller Coaster. They do it by releasing different gasses through the seats at certain times or something, very clever, but anyway, the ride starts off with a feeling of elation, giving way to a shallow melancholy and a brief period of tense paranoia, before ending with a thick blanket of bewilderment. It’s not a fun ride, give it a miss. Go on the waltzers instead.
Not really, we refer of course to our own relationship with the band’s music. Had you going there.
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