Monthly Archives: August 2009

Newsgush: Spotify For iPhone

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Great news for music loving gadget dorks (me included) as Spotify Рthe music streaming service, and best friend to the deskbound antisocial headphone sporting types (me again) comes to the iPhone. It basically means that for £10 a month, roughly, you can listen to whatever you want. Which is pretty decent.

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Newsgush: Slipknot Go Disney

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More excellent remixing, dubbing, mashing up or whatever monkeying around with a video for the LULZ is called these days.

This time it takes the form of angry teenager’s favourite band Slipknot having their song ‘Wait and Bleed’ covered in the style of the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus or whatever other terrifying future popstar the House Of Mouse has grown in a vat. Kudos goes to YouTube user Andy Rehfeldt who has a nice line in metal mash up videos.

Cue teenagers with parental issues crying ‘blasphemy’ in the comment box, and everyone else having a good giggle.

Bloodstock Open Air – Day 3

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Day three at Bloodstock, and as the sun rises over a field strewn with crushed beer cups, burger wrappers and more wasps than is strictly necessary, dull as dishwater British metallers Beholder take to the stage. It’s not that they are bad – per say, but they have nothing amazing in their arsenal either. And following a poe faced, preachy bit of between song¬† rabble rousing that utterly failed to get roused rabble from me, I decided that buying a beer and a burger was the thing to do…

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Miike Snow

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The name conjures up images of drippy hippy nu-folk, but a quick look behind the white facepaint and hoody image reveals an uber-producer collective happily flashing a darker electro edge than it’s participants previous involvement with Madonna and Britney ever hinted at.

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Arctic Monkeys – Humbug

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Like the hard Candy of the title, Artic Monkeys have had the sugar coating sucked off for their third outing, to reveal a complex bitter centre that’s sure to leave a slightly sour taste in some fan’s mouths.

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