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Baby Monster release free download of The Fear of Charlie Sunrise

Free Download: BABY MONSTER
‘The Fear of Charlie Sunrise’ (Aluna George remix)

Baby Monster is an electronic pop group comprised of Danny Sternbaum and Marty Larson Xu. The duo is pleased to announce details of their forthcoming self-titled debut album due out 27 June 2011. The pair gave away a free track each week in the lead up to the release via online media partners. The first track debuted on Big Stereo – the band’s recent singles label home. For the past 18 months, the band have been juggling laying down album tracks with opening shows for Klaxons, Miike Snow and Metric.
In true D.I.Y fashion, everything on the forthcoming album has been written, recorded, produced and mixed by the band themselves. Drawing from 80′s acts such as New Order, as well as 90′s shoegaze and brit pop bands, the record explores the concept of the past, present. and future all folding together into one moment. There is an underlying romanticism that soaks through the songs that is countered with an element of dark dreaminess; more upbeat tracks such as Charlie Sunrise and Mr Success sit comfortably next to low-fi gems such as Russian Lights and Kalookan Queen. The band have remixed tracks from Gorillaz, Ellie Goulding, Zero7, Wolf Gang, Foster the People and Miami Horror. Previous singles came in the form of limited edition 7 inches ‘Ultraviolence + Beethoven’ on 50 Bones Records + ‘She Comes Alive’ on Big Stereo Records.

Baby Monster – The Fear of Charlie Sunrise (AlunaGeorge Remix) by Anorak London

Flowers and Sea Creatures
Album Release // ‘Flowers and Sea Creatures’
Release Date // September 26th
Label // Buzzin’ Fly Records
UK live Show: 9th September – London, The Nest, Dalston

Co-produced by Ewan Pearson, Fred Everything and The Revenge

Feedback from earlier EP releases //
“The most amazing beautiful record in years.” (DMC Update)
“An exquisitely dreamy piece of music.” (Pete Paphides – Time Out / The Times)
“Wonderful to hear electronic music with such eerie, evocative vocals.” (Dorian Lynskey – The Guardian)
“Really, really like it. The sort of deep, smouldering synthery that I love. There is something special about that voice.” (Stephen Worthy – Mojo / Mixmag)

with Laurent Garnier, James Zabiela, Rob da Bank, Seth Troxler and many many more fine DJs offering club and radio support

Montreal’s Flowers and Sea Creatures have been building a formidable reputation since their debut EP ‘Test Pressing’ in September 2010. Together with the follow-up ‘A.M’ in Feb 2011 they have been turning some serious heads in both the electronic underground and the alt-rock overground. They deliver a deeply atmospheric and cinematic sound – Graham Baxter‘s soaring impressionistic vocals and crystalline acoustic guitars riding over Kosta Megalos‘ fuzzy autumnal chords. The crisp future-disco beats and studio sparkle comes courtesy of a trio of top-drawer co-producers – Ewan Pearson, ex-Montrealer Fred Everything and The Revenge. All three have helped shape both the EPs and now their debut album, entitled simply ‘Flowers and Sea Creatures’. Baxter was born in Belfast where he played the cornet in church. Megalos was born in Athens, the son of an itinerant Greek musician. The two gravitated to Montreal where they met and started writing together and playing in local bars. In search of a label, Baxter opened a CD by Buzzin’ Fly boss Ben Watt, and a reply-card tumbled out. He emailed some music. Six weeks later, dispirited after no reply, he idly checked his spam filter one day and realised Watt had actually answered within 48 hours. ‘They just sent instrumental music at first,’ says Watt, picking up the story. ‘But it was so moody and raw. I loved it. I asked – more in hope that anything else – if anyone in the band could sing, as I thought the tracks would take songs very well. Little did I expect a singer of the calibre of Graham to emerge. Everyone who has heard him has been knocked sideways. His solo voice and his use of background vocals seem both ancient and modern.’ ‘I approached producers who I thought would get the duo straight off,’ he continues. ‘I wanted tracks to be built from the bottom up with sympathetic minds at work, capturing both the spontaneity of a duo in its infancy, and the guiding hand of experience. Ewan, Fred and The Revenge responded immediately. Graham and Kosta were inspired. It was really productive. I just stood back and let it happen.’ The band are notoriously reclusive, recording away from the cut and thrust of the Montreal scene in an attempt to carve out a unique sound. Asked about their inspirations, Baxter obliquely namechecks the understated vocals of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker and the dark shadows of Kubrick‘s film version of Anthony’s Burgess’ ‘A Clockwork Orange’. He says his lyrics begin with vivid images and are ‘open to interpretation’. Kosta lists Giorgio Moroder and early 80′s sonic experimentalists The Art Of Noise. A mixtape for influential blog Allez-Allez last year from the two of them segued Trisomie 21, David Bowie and Carl Craig. In June 2011 Flowers and Sea Creatures delivered a killer remix for Abyss’s deep summer dancefloor hit ‘Birdsong’ on Buzzin’ Fly. Stripping out the beats they created a rich and woozy ambient dream that earned them further acclaim and airplay from Radio 1′s Rob Da Bank and Pete Tong. With airplay and sessions for XFM, 6Music and Radio 1 already under their belt, plus warm underground club support coming from future-facing DJs like Visionquest, Sebo K and Andre Lodemann, not to mention noted journalists at several monthlies and broadsheets now checking their movements, the time seems ripe for their first album. Flowers and Sea Creatures make their debut live London appearance as a duo at The Nest, Dalston, London on Fri Sep 9 as part of a Buzzin’ Fly party that also features Watergate’s Lee Jones, Mano Le Tough and Chris Woodward. Full band dates are expected later in the year.

Flowers and Sea Creatures are:
Graham Baxter – Vocals, guitar
Kosta Megalos – Guitar, synth/keyboards, programming

Foamo – new single ‘Ocean Drive’

- new single ‘Ocean Drive’ out on 14th August
- mini-album in production for autumn 2011 release

After the release of ‘Celestial’ and ‘Vibrations’, Foamo’s Space Summer Series continues to roll out, with the release of ‘Ocean Drive’ on 14th August. ‘Ocean Drive’ is the third installment in a collection of four singles Foamo will release in conjunction with his celebrated monthly residency at We Love…Chew The Fat! Space, Ibiza. The final instalment, ‘Tambor’ will surface on September 11th. The next We Love…Chew The Fat! Space session on 14th August will see Foamo joined by Simian Mobile Disco and Felix da Housecat. After his summer Space residency, Foamo will retreat to the studio and complete the production of a mini-album. Featuring four additional exclusive new tracks and released in October on Fat! Records the mini-album will be the glorious culmination of a year in which Foamo’s sound and profile has risen dramatically. Foamo has already established himself as one of the best producers to come out of the UK in recent years, the depth and quality of his engineering skills gaining him the support of DJs across the globe including Brodinski, Diplo, Armand Van Helden and many more.

dEUS leak new album teaser online. The band give insight into the recording process of the new album ‘Keep You Close’ due 3rd October 2011

Watch it here:

dEUS return with a new album on October 3rd. ‘Keep You Close’ is the follow up to 2008’s ‘Vantage Point’ and was recorded at the band’s own studio in their home city of Antwerp over a six month period with producers David Botrill and Adam Noble. ‘Keep You Close’ is released by PIAS on October 3rd (September 19th in Europe)

GET PEOPLE release free download of ‘Colour’

“Ones To Watch” The Fly
“London’s very own harbingers of uniquely exquisite and excellently eclectic tropical pop, bursting on to the scene like an over-ripe Opal Fruit” Illegal Tender

Picking up where last year’s Careless/Odyssey double A-side left off, Get People’s sophomore EP release Rain Tears is another slice of infectious, intelligent pop music. The EP was released on Friends vs Records on July 11th 2011. The tribal-infused, dance pop produced by the London trio, comprised of Dom, Caspar and Martin, is perfectly placed to do well this summer on the back of plaudits from Radio 1, The Fly, XFM and Music Week, alongside a huge amount of blog hype via Abeano, My Band is Better Than your Band and Illegal Tender. Their unique remixes of other artists, including Is Tropical, Mystery Jets, Morning Parade and The Wombats, have also seen the band featured by Rob Da Bank and released by Kitsuné. Only existing for just over a year, the band’s immediate success and depth of vision is impressive to say the least. Get People perfectly fuse dance, indie and world influences, bringing to life a sound awash in marimbas, synths and tape loops. With their aforementioned debut single selling out in weeks, and shows and tours with the likes of Metronomy, The Wombats and Crystal Fighters already under their belts, the band’s self-produced, sun-kissed sound is sure to raise many heads in 2011. Rain Tears will be released on Friends vs Records on July 11th. Feel free to host, post and share this track across the web:

Baby Monster – The Fear of Charlie Sunrise (AlunaGeorge Remix) by Anorak London

Live Dates Include:
Aug 19 V Festival Weston-under-Lizard
Aug 20 V Festival , Chelmsford
Aug 29 Burning Man, Rock City Nevada, US

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