Monday, 24 May 2010

TBB #2 is Here!

Come and get it! The latest issue of Birmingham's premier collage-based magazine is here! TBB#2 - This Bourgeois Battalion is done, and this one's got big questions (are computer games art?), feminism (are high heels GOOD or BAD?), arts (investigation Created in Birmingham's shop in the Bullring), foreign parts (the music of Nantes), and MORE (much more).

You can see AND download it here.

And if you press 'Fullscreen' on the little reader below... well... it's pretty special.
TBB#2 - This Bourgeois Battalion

Monday, 3 May 2010

Electric Carnival in Digbeth

  • Chase & Status
  • Fatboy Slim (the first hour or so)
  • Boys Noize
  • Tiga opening with 'Shoes' and closing at 6am with the same song Boys Noize ended with last year: the 'My Moon My Man' remix
  • 5:30am - a man dancing with TWAT written on his forehead in luminous paint
  • Everybody friends, walking up the road back to Moor Street.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

TBB #2

TBB #2 coming really soon!

Well Done Kele

'Tenderoni' - the debut single from Kele Okereke (usually found fronting Bloc Party) got its first play on Zane Lowe this week, and it's a banger. With the underground-going-overground sound of the opening synth, comparisons to Wiley's 'Rolex' will be inevitable, but this has the uplifting soul of the best of Bloc Party's material (i.e. not the 'oh no! what is happening in this paranoid world in which we live?!' stuff) rather than Wiley's playful aggression.

It sounds pretty ripe for a remix - maybe by someone with an uplifting vibe like A-Track, Boys Noize or Fake Blood (or even someone really amazing like Tony Lamezma) rather than the typical Dubstep house of representatives. Get on that please Kele. Ta. Album is out on June 22nd.