To you, Them&US could be a brand new sensation in pop music that you should be on the lookout for, but to the initiated out there you probably have heard of the names Killa Kela and Ami during your own musical travels with the both clocking up an extensive amount of music experience throughout their careers respectively.
Ami Carmine is the lush, pink haired vocalist who actually provided her voice for U.K dance pioneers Basement Jaxx. Her voice is something unique which captures such greats as Kate Bush and my personal favorite comparison…Tori Amos!
Killa Kela need no introduction but for intensive purposes here is one anyway.
He is a heavyweight beatbox from West Sussex who himself has share stages with N.E.R.D, Mobb Deep, Redman and Buster Rhymes.
Funny tidbit about Killa……..he even did a route with The X Factor NZ’s own Daniel Bedingfield during a DMC contest.
Even funnier tidbit of information, he was on an episode of Nikka Costa’s web series Nikka’s Box
So what should entice you to listen to Them&US? Heavy percussion, dubstep synth lines with a melody of vocals, hooks and deserved for a title of Ear Worm goodness. Hell Im still humming their sensational track ‘Happy Ever After’ complete with video.
“This Album is dedicated to Harry Bioletti who passed away at 99 years old.” -The Neo-Kalashnikovs
Today sees the launch of the brand new Neo-Kalashnikovs album ‘Gorgeous Baby’ which the band is giving it out for free foregoing the whole Itunes in-route, CD duplication thang cause lets face it…….free is where its at and you dont want to give your music to some conglomerate like fricken APPLE!
Im sure you can pay it forward to them by supporting their gigs, buying their possible merch, hell downloading this and posting it on your social Networks…etc.
As we are one of the distributors of Gorgeous Baby on our website, I think that it is fitting if we should say something about them to entice a download from you our valued reader of blog!
The Neos have put together one of the most comprehensive albums to date. Filled with dirty guitars, palatable drums and of course the piece de resistance with vocalist Volita tied it down into post grunge, 90s alt rock throwback. Imagine if you will the Partridge Family except on a grunge tip and most probably breaking shit.
What amazes me is the fact that they’re finally getting the attention on the social media front with the doubling of their soundcloud followers in the 1000s and one of their tracks (well the title track of ze album) is getting some decent plays and that is good according to us! Why haven’t you discovered this band yet!!!
‘Hounds’ is the second single taken from Montreal based duo Valleys’ sophomore album ‘Are You Going to Stand There and Talk Weird All Night?’ ‘Hounds’ features a softer side of the band, with Tille Perks’ sweet vocals taking lead. She says: “The song is loosely based on an I Ching reading I threw after some of my friends and family members died in unrelated accidents around the same time. Though I asked about something frivolous, the response I got was: You are drowning. But don’t despair; there are more important things than life.”
Kungfused is Barcelona´s unique glitch, jungle, drum and bass and global steppa girl, mashing together what otherwise seems to be unconnected. After releasing 2 tracks on “Waiting For Summer” (ITK001) and her highly acclaimed first EP “Something Special 4 U” (ITK004), crossing the boaders between drum´n´bass, glitch hop, downtempo electronica á la Tokimonsta and heavy beats, plus several releases on Irreverent Music in Barcelona, she now releases her new 4 track EP called “So KungFused”.
‘Hollow Dye (Defected Crystal)’ is the second single to be taken from ‘VPI Harmony,’ the debut album for Atlanta-based five-piece Mood Rings. ‘Hollow Dye’ rattles from dreamy post-punk before making a measured turn into its hazy conclusion. This is a song with many levels, effortlessly revealing themselves with each listen. Continue Reading →
Kansas City’s Tim Ellis, who performs under the name Outsides, toes the line between organic and electronic production, writing guitar parts that were ultimately sampled and woven together with a battery of synthesizers in his home studio. The result is an ambitious collection of huge-sounding pop gems in the vein of Foster the People, Toro y Moi, and Passion Pit that manage to dip their toes in shoe-gaze, psychedelia, and electronica without losing the exuberance of pure, hooky pop.