(COVER) SONG OF THE DAY // HAIM covers Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

HAIM-608x341 The first thing I saw when I woke up this morning was that sister trio HAIM have covered Miley's latest offering, "Wrecking Ball," which has become more iconic than I would have ever imagined. The LA sibling indie rock outfit delivered a raw performance on BBC's Live Lounge, an equally emotional version of the tune sans the surprising hammer licking and overly literal wrecking ball swinging on set. They were also fully clothed. Please watch this, it's really something special. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FCAzeMXln0] If you don't know HAIM here's a crash course of 22 things you should know courtesy of BUZZFEED.

TEASER // Beach House’s new track “MYTH”

It's only been 24 hours since this new teaser track was released, but it's among my favourite tunes so far this year.
Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, the duo from Baltimore, have been diffusing the pop soundspace with their dreamy textures and pulsing reverb since their 2008 release, Devotion.
After meeting them in person for a story I wrote for The Block, my admiration quickly intensified into a solid respect for their music and craft... but it's difficult not to fall in love when two insanely talented musicians keep topping up your glass with more beer.
Enjoy.
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VIDEO // THE MAKING OF BIDO LITO! MAGAZINE

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/32019579] Bido Lito! Magazine is a new arts and music publication, representing the local talents of Liverpool's finest. I made this video to showcase the vision behind the publication, in time with the soft launch of the new website. As the Online Editor at Bido Lito!, I made some sound friends and had a wonderful time learning about the music scene in Merseyside over the past year. These pink pages will be sorely missed.

PREVIEW // DISMEMBERED EMPIRE

FOR SEVEN STREETS
It's unarguable that Liverpool is a stunning creative playground. Backed by a rich history of rebellion and revolution, it's a hub of music and culture that continues to influence and inspire. Dismembered Empire, an insurrectionary multimedia cabaret, pushes this sentiment to the extremes of the steampunk style— by putting forth the tantilising question—what if Liverpool was the centre for world trade and economic power in the modern age? The interactive mixed arts and technology project will take place in the mystifying locale of the Williamson Tunnels October 7-8th. Descending into the labyrinth of the tunnels, the audience will be immersed into an alternate version of Liverpool, inhabited by sinister scientists, revolution, bizarro machines and strange music. Using the steampunk style, a super playful and expressive aesthetic, DE blurs the line bewteen reality and imagination, the nefarious and the benign. Using elements of both real and imagined history, the performance plays out as the ripping apart of two parallel worlds, driven by tensions between industrial mavericks Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla during the Industrial Era. It's the brainchild of Jennifer Catterall, an evolutionary biologist with a penchant for theatre and music composition. “DE is all about re-imagining ourselves and thinking, how could we have done something different with our science and technology. It's all about seeing things from a different point of view.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyzrT24nIrI&feature=related] Dismembered Empire 7th – 8th of October, 7pm at the Williamson Tunnels For more information, visit http://dismemberedempire.org.uk/