Kwabs

Kwabs – Walk

August 29, 2014

Tomorrow Team SGTMT are going on a family holiday, to Norway.

No relaxing trips to sit on the beach in the Mediterranean for us, no sir! We want to be damp. We want to be chilly. And we want really expensive fish.

Robyn Sherwell

Robyn Sherwell – Love Somebody

August 13, 2014

Today Team SGTMT went mug shopping. it didn’t go well, so Robyn Sherwell is calming us down.

Years & Years

Years & Years – Take Shelter

August 7, 2014

Good grief it’s been busy at SGTMT Headquarters. Almost too busy to bring you new music, faithful, demanding followers.

You know how it is though guys, this is modern life. There’s so much TV to watch isn’t there?

Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival 2014 – Review

July 22, 2014

Last year, we sent Tom to eat ice cream at Latitude Festival and he enjoyed himself so much that we packed his sunscreen and sent him off to 2014’s offering. Here’s his diary, which is stuffed with music to listen to.

future islands

Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands remix)

July 21, 2014

Team SGTMT spent this weekend at Suffolk’s Latitude Festival. A weekend of thunderstorms, tinned mackerel and (mostly) fantastic live music experiences. We’ll bash out our review for you soon, but we really really need a shower so it’ll have to wait.

Until then, here’s a track from two of the acts who provided a couple of the festival’s highlights.

VÉRITÉ

Keep an eye on… VÉRITÉ

July 16, 2014

TEAM SGTMT are on holiday. And would you take a look at the weather! It couldn’t be more perfect could it?

Although, wait, I guess it could be raining Oreos. Then it would be perfect. Other than that, though, it’s pretty amazing. You should see our tans.

The Antlers

The Antlers – Hotel

June 24, 2014

How long have these Breakaways been in the SGTMT pantry do you think? They seemed ok at first, but we remember them being crunchier than this. They’ve gone a bit soft. *Smack smack* yeah these aren’t right. But we’ll still eat them. You can’t waste good chocolate biscuits.

This rule doesn’t apply to everything of course.

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware – Tough Love

June 16, 2014

Team SGTMT spent this weekend in the south of France, working on our tans and seeing some pals of the blog get married. Heck, we wish you’d been there with us – it was so romantic. And those views. And the swimming pool. You’d have loved it.

We’re back home now and having pastry withdrawal symptoms. Step up our perma-crush Jessie Ware.

The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

June 6, 2014

Every now and again, and it doesn’t happen often enough sadly, we’re introduced to a record that turns out to be an instant favourite. Recently a friend pointed us in the direction of The War On Drugs’ third Lost In The Dream LP, and it has hardly left the SGTMT Headquarters stereo since. It’s wonderful. So wonderful we’ll make a bold claim…

KWABS

Kwabs – Brother

May 29, 2014

This week has been a total disaster at SGTMT HQ.

Even worse than that time when the shelves collapsed and I was nearly killed. Remember that? It was harrowing. Regular readers (hi Matt and Tim!) will know everything on the blog is a metaphor, apart from when it’s not, and I can’t even remember what had happened that time. But this is worse for sure.

Sia Chandelier

Sia – Chandelier

May 8, 2014

Team SGTMT are amazing dancers. We have a unique sense of rhythm, almost as if we’re dancing to the echoes of the first ever rhythm, rather than to that of the song that’s playing.

Daughter Air Studios

Daughter – 4AD Air Studios Session EP

April 19, 2014

Last year Team SGTMT had a turbulent relationship with Daughter, one of our favourite acts…

Young Romance

Young Romance – Pale / Break My Heart By Morning

April 13, 2014

Yesterday seemed like a lovely day for a day trip. So Team SGTMT got on our pushbikes and set off on a leisurely ride from London to Brighton.

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso – Coffee

March 27, 2014

Today Team SGTMT are going out for pizza. The original plan was coffee, but pizza is a sizeable upgrade we think you’ll all agree.

Wye Oak

Wye Oak – Glory

March 19, 2014

Today Team SGTMT had a lunchtime yogurt mishap.

As part of our ongoing drive for a healthier, happier workforce, Team SGTMT are being encouraged to eat healthily and take exercise. Yogurts are The Leadership’s latest idea for keeping trim, this next period in our Happier Living Programme beginning only yesterday with a toffee yogurt (we know but they’re tasty shut up). The endeavour continued today when we took an excursion deep into strawberry yogurt territory.

They don’t warn us about exploding yogurts though, do they?

Woman's Hour

Woman’s Hour – Her Ghost

February 26, 2014

It’s a beautiful day out there guys. Yet we’re inside missing it. What would our mothers say?

We’ll go outside in a minute, perhaps to ride our bicycles. Team SGTMT did that a lot as children and it led to many an adventure, most notably the time we stumbled upon an abandoned airfield and, inside a dusty bullet-holed hangar, found the local drug baron’s stash of hard cash. His ill-gotten gains. Left unattended. Schoolboy error. We looked at each other, eyes wide in delight and hearts pounding and considered what to do.

Tourist

Tourist – I Can’t Keep Up (feat. Will Heard)

February 21, 2014

Tourist is one of our favourites at SGTMT Headquarters.

Whenever he visits he always takes his shoes off. He never puts his tea mug down without a coaster. And he brings biscuits. Let us tell you there are some other pop stars who could take a leaf out of his book. Kanye, we’re looking at you here. You’ve been round here how many times now? And still no biscuits. Not once. Rude.

SHURA

Keep an eye on… Shura

February 12, 2014

We’ve spent just one day with Shura and we’re smitten. Like when we first tasted butterscotch flavour Angel Delight. It was instant, um, delight. Except this time no matter how much we enjoy it over and over again we don’t throw up over our mother’s favourite cushion.

KWABS

Kwabs – Wrong Or Right

February 5, 2014

It was Tubemagaddon in London today everyone. Queues everywhere. Closed stations. Gridlocked traffic. Chaos reigned. CHAOS.

In the end it took just an hour and half for society to break down. Feral commuters abandoned briefcases and tore through the streets looking for roadkill to feast on, their suits shredded and filthy with mud and, in some cases, the blood of other slower commuters. It was like a scene from, um, I don’t know like I guess ‘Falling Down’ or something but with more protagonists, and more rain.

KHUSHI

KHUSHI – Phantoms

January 22, 2014

Team SGTMT are on HOLIDAY. We’ve got HOLIDAY FEVER. Two whole weeks away from the mines, and it’s fun-packed already. So far we’ve eaten bolognese for breakfast, ridden our bicycles, done some washing and been to Birmingham. WHAT AN ADVENTURE. If we all died right now we’d die happy.

There’s loads of time left but judging by what we’ve done this morning we’re going to spend all of it sat in the SGTMT Canteen listening to KHUSHI.

Daniel Wilson

Keep an eye on… Daniel Wilson

December 18, 2013

We’ve been gathering every morning in the SGTMT Listening Room to sing together, a ritual aimed at boosting our morale and team spirit before a hard day chopping firewood and preparing snacks to keep the blog going over the festive season. We tried carols for a couple of days, but they’ve gotten annoying. Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ gave yesterday a really good start. But today we’ve been singing something really special, from our new friend Daniel Wilson.

HAERTS MSMR

MSMR – Think Of You (HAERTS remix)

December 12, 2013

This week Team SGTMT discovered a small fire outside our Headquarters.

It was probably set by hoodlums. Young people these days are out of control aren’t they? Broken Britain.

Tove Lo

Keep an eye on… Tove Lo

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.

Ocean Calling

Ocean Calling – Far West

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.

Rosie Lowe

Rosie Lowe – Right Thing

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.

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