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.
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.
April 15, 2013
If you fell in love with Frank Ocean, like we did last year, then this will be right up your street.
April 5, 2013
Here at SGTMT we love a good jigsaw. It’s stress-relieving and great fun for all the family. When was the last time you got your 1,000-piece out and got down to it? Too long ago we imagine, too long. How about getting your jig on right now?
BUT BE CAREFUL KIDS!
April 2, 2013
Oh boy, we love Chris Walla!
We loved him with Death Cab For Cutie (at the start we really loved him, less so later on, but there you go). And his solo Field Manual LP is REALLY GREAT. So news that he’s releasing a single for Record Store Day has got us excited.
March 28, 2013
THEM LUCKY JAPANESE, they get everything first!
Crazy technology from the future? CHECK! Kitten cafes? CHECK! Godzilla attack? CHECK!
March 25, 2013
We recently asked the Med School Music label, sister of dance music colossus Hospital Records, how they kept uncovering such a constant stream of new talent. “By listening to a LOT of demos!” they told us. Oh. A simple but effective technique rather the network of spies and studio phone-tapping we had imagined. *Sigh*.
March 22, 2013
To research this Woodkid piece we have been watching the video for Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream. This has naturally put me in a bad mood. (Sample lyric: “Let’s go all the way tonight, no regrets, just love. We can dance until we die, you and I. We’ll be young forever“).
March 17, 2013
As her band play the extended opening bars of Devotion, the song that opens one of last year’s finest pop records, Jessie Ware glides elegantly onto the Shepherds Bush Empire stage.
She looks every inch the star she is well on her way to becoming, with elegant cape and trademark hoop earrings. She looks and sounds as graceful as the song, filling this famous space with that exceptional voice. She appears sophisticated, refined and chic against a simple black backdrop bearing her name. She exudes class.
March 11, 2013
Whoops. What’s in a name eh? Not as much as I was expecting, it turns out.
March 5, 2013
St. Lucia, an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea close to Barbados, is just lovely and very talented.
We’ve featured it on SGTMT before due to its unique ability to make smashing music.
There is some confusion over whether the island itself has made the music or whether it was a collective effort of the population of roughly 174,000 music lovers. Nobody is sure, so St. Lucia’s royalties are currently held by the government until such time as the issue can be resolved. Either way, we’re a fan.
March 4, 2013
This member of Team SGTMT is injured. A sprained ankle is surprisingly debilitating. At least we think that’s what it is. It’s either sprained or broken.
As a result I’m lounging in the SGTMT Dorm Room and watching TV. Good news though: classic 1989 movie Turner and Hooch is on! Bad news: Tom Hanks is walking around in his underpants.
Oh no. Now Hooch is breaking his way out of the utility room and making a nuisance of himself around the house. Turner specifically said he had to stay in the utility room. This isn’t going to go down well. Turner is out at the store, but no doubt he’ll be home soon. WAIT, HOOCH IS IN THE REFRIGERATOR! He’s found beer. He’s opened beer. What are dogs like when they’re drunk? He’s getting another beer. He’s chewing the sofa. He’s smashing up the speakers. Oh man, don’t trash the guy’s speakers pooch! I can’t watch.
February 27, 2013
The SGTMT loft is a pretty nondescript space. There’s a water tank, some old rush-seat chairs, lots of places we’re not allowed to stand or we’ll fall through the ceiling and a chain metal ladder we’re to use to escape in the event of a fire (it’s no use up in the loft, but it’s bulky and annoying). There are no ghosts.
We do have a rat, but it’s in the wall of the Dorm Room, not in the loft. Definitely no ghosts.
February 22, 2013
MØ is someone we’ve been meaning to feature on SGTMT for a while now.
Karen Marie Ørsted, as she’s known to her Mum, hails from Copenhagen and makes wonderful bass-heavy twitchy pop songs. We’re into people who make wonderful bass-heavy twitchy pop songs. Now, one of her wonderful bass-heavy twitchy pop songs, Pilgrim, has received a remix from New York duo MS MR.
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