December 2, 2013
At SGTMT we love making lists.
Without them we’d get nothing done. With them we’re relaxed, there’s no more worrying we’ll forget something important (buy snacks/turn the bath taps off/make a snowball and put it in the freezer to surprise someone in June before all the snow melts). Lists make us better people. Fitter, happier, more productive.
November 21, 2013
We’re imagining twirling the giant sheepdog around the room, as it stands on its hind legs, ballroom style. It looks into our eyes and it’s like life is a fairytale that even doggy breath can’t ruin.
November 6, 2013
Today, huddled around the cooker in the canteen at SGTMT Headquarters, the team were discussing life.
We’d talked via video-link to pals who were not having the best of times and we were considering our lot and thinking, well, life is not so bad eh chaps. There’s always someone worse off than you it seems. Then Tim looked down and realised the bacon we were cooking was burning. I panicked, and started shouting about the bacon, pointing out that it was indeed burning, thus providing a key service to all members of the team by ensuring they were fully abreast of the situation. Tim was paralysed by indecision. Someone had to take charge.
October 26, 2013
We’ve discovered KHUSHI and we’re IN LOVE.
October 16, 2013
Team SGTMT have had two dinners each for two days running now. Is that normal?
Maybe it’s winter drawing in and the cold requiring our bodies to have more Oreos (other tasty biscuits of joy are available) to burn for fuel. Maybe it’s the fact we’re a bit ill and we need more mini Crunchies (other mini chocolate bars of joy are available) from a Christmas Selection pack which we won in a recent competition but suspect are actually from last year to help our bodies fight infection.
Or maybe we just really like eating food and find it hard to stop. Who cares, as long as we’re happy.
September 11, 2013
A genuine crisis has engulfed SGTMT Headquarters in the last few minutes faithful readers.
First we discovered the great news that the London-born, Vienna-dwelling electronica genius SOHN was visiting his old hometown for a live date in November. Then we realised we have a prior engagement on the same date which we can’t extricate ourselves from. What a rollercoaser; Ronan was right. Crisis.
September 9, 2013
Team SGTMT took a trip down to Devon this weekend, to see one of our best pals get married.
It’s really nice down there you know, lots of fresh air, cows and wasps. We had a great time. Except for the moment where we’d had everyone waiting in the pouring rain without coats for fifteen minutes and realised we’d sent the taxi to the wrong farm. LOL COME ON GUYS IT’S JUST A BIT OF WATER.
August 29, 2013
Do you reckon we’re such consummate pros that we can work that much and still write something witty and whimsical about this new tune from Danish pop sensation MØ and Diplo?
August 24, 2013
Last night SGTMT Headquarters took delivery of the biggest Chinese takeaway to date. The ribs were pretty incredible. The duck thing was really good. We ordered far too much rice. Nobody ate the prawn crackers.
This morning we’ve woken up a little lethargic as a result, and we’ve opened the curtains to find our corner of London is pretty wet and getting wetter. There’s no fun in going out to play when it’s raining, so we’re going to stay in all day and listen to records.
August 19, 2013
Our love affair with Poliça got another shot in the arm today when we heard new single Chain My Name.
August 13, 2013
I was an active child. I used to spend a lot of time outdoors, mostly riding a bike. Sometimes I’d be riding it into drains to my near death. Sometimes I’d ride around a mini-bike track that my pals and I had made (including one other writer at SGTMT who helped me devise a special green, amber and red alert system and weapon stash for keeping it safe from intruders). I’d return home worn out and covered in mud, squished berries, thorns and bugs.
July 22, 2013
We sent intrepid reporter Tom to this year’s Latitude Festival. Here’s his report, featuring Beach House, Alt-J, Local Natives, James Blake, Daughter, Disclosure and bloody loads more acts.
July 17, 2013
Putting your pillow in the fridge. Taking a cold shower. Having an ice bath. Buying a handheld fan. Getting all the windows and doors open. Not wearing clothes. Going to bed still damp with cold water. Eating ice cream. Telling yourself you’re not on fire in the hope your body will believe you.
None of it works does it?
July 9, 2013
We’ve had a big old soft spot for Sampha for quite some time. Prolific collaborator with SBTRKT, Drake and Jessie Ware among others, it’s high time we heard some solo material proper from the 24 year-old.
July 4, 2013
Celebrate with Tom on his special day!
He’s found a great tune from Berlin’s Ballet School. You’ll like it. You will. Do you like 80′s electro pop? And snares? Course you do.
June 21, 2013
Tomorrow we head off to France to ride bikes up and down the Alps. We looked at some photos of where we’re going and, well, it looks quite steep. There’s potential for our last act to be diving out of the way of a baguette and cheese delivery lorry heading up to deliver goodies to our chalet, and disappearing off a cliff to our grizzly deaths.
With this in mind we’re spending our last night alive listening to Glaswegian band Prides over and over. They’re great. If you like Passion Pit, MGMT and Yeasayer you’re going to dig this:
June 16, 2013
Holy heck, hold the front page! This writer has apparently been in a deep pit into which no good new music could reach for the last couple of weeks. I was just about to hand in my badge when Banks and Peter Gabriel came to the rescue.
May 27, 2013
Recently someone asked us if we were related to someone in Scottish pop-sensation CHVRCHES because of their frequent appearances on the blog.
We’re not. We just love perfectly formed pop tunes that get stuck in your head, and that’s what they do, effortlessly.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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