GIITTV’s Friday Mixtape #25/11/11


Hello, and welcome to another week’s round up of some of the best new videos, streams, downloads on the web and on GIITTV! Alongside returning legends like Leonard Cohen, Roll Deep and Marissa Nadler, returning GIITTV favourites Fever Fever, Bear Driver and Moscow Youth Cult we have a slew of great new artists including Dead Jerichos, CoCo Woo, Pippa Marias, Team Morale, No Ceremony//, Being There, Gabriel Bruce, Binary, Two Wings and a host of others that make up this gloriously eclectic compilation! Enjoy!

The most hyped band in Oxford at the moment – drone punks Dead Jerichos release their debut EP Please Yourself on the 5th of Dec. “They make you think of early Liars, caustic delay drenched droney guitar lines and shattered fragments of disco and post hardcore rhythms. Please Yourself was recorded by Rory Atwell, super hot producer and ex Test Icicle. Remixes were by ambient maestro Message To Bears and dub legends Dubwiser. ” Give the lead track a listen here:

  Please Yourself by Dead Jerichos

ArtisHard label is releasing The Black Tambourines third EP ‘Chica’ – their first new material in almost a year. They’re releasing it on cassette on the 19th December. It will probably make a lovely present for your nearest in dearest, but only if they’re into grunge, slacker pop and skeletons.  As if this wasn’t enough exciting news for one day, they will also be heading off on the newly christened ‘fuck Christmas, d.i.y forever tour’ with our favourite Welsh twee shoegazers Joanna Gruesome.

The Black Tambourines – 27 – 25 Blues by Art Is Hard Records

Norwich’s female fronted punks Fever Fever have released their new single ‘Pins’ for streaming. Listen to this spiky example of their fractured, vocally dexterous, post punk songwriting:


 London’s most renowned music collective, Roll Deep, are set to return in January with single ‘Picture Perfect’, the first cut to be taken from their forthcoming album due out April next year.Roll Deep are an institution of the UK dance underground, with a decade-long history as pioneers at the forefront of radical hip hop and grime.The new single ‘Picture Perfect’ features the newest addition to the group, singer Tania Foster, (who also appeared on Roll Deep’s 2010 smash hit, ‘Green Light’). Juxtaposing ravey synths and a dirty b-line with an infectious chorus and anthemic hooks, this first cut from Roll Deep’s forthcoming 2012 album.
Gabriel Bruce is the ex-Loverman vocalist and his debut solo single ‘Sleep Paralysis’ is set for release on December the 5th. It’s foreboding synth textures, sparse lyrical narrative and brooding baritone, has more than a hint of Leonard Cohen and the work of Nick Cave about it. It’s intriguing and intoxicating and promises much for his future works. Watch the video below.

George Cloke and Oli Dewdney are Team Morale: an indie/electro duo from Kent. They make lush instrumental soundscapes with guitars, bass, drums, organs, mandolins and banjos. They’ve been playing together for a year and love going to gigs, late night techno jams and loop pedals. They sound like the love child of Warpaint and Mount Kimbie. They want to play live more often, and only hope that others enjoy listening to their music as much as they enjoy making it. Check out their new cut ‘Sleep Deprivation’ below.

Team Morale – Sleep Deprivation by GoldFlakePaint

East Midlands electronic duo Moscow Youth Cult return with their second EP – ‘Iris’ – out on LoAF recordings now. Opening with the first track from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Happiness Machines’, which will see a release early next year, the EP is a finely crafted manifesto of dark pop, analogue aesthetics and dystopian glitch-dreams. Watch the fabulous animated video for their dreamy thumper ‘Iris’ below.

Milk & Biscuits is the collaborative recording project of Matthew Davies and Max Erle of Brighton based band Restlesslist. Other members of the collective include Marc Beatty (Brakes), Matthew Twaites (The Electric Soft Parade), Jen Dalby (Jennifer Left), Kayla Bell (Foxes!), Thomas White (The Electric Soft Parade/Brakes) and many other luminaries of the Brighton indie scene. Balcony Times is out 5th Dec on Big Salad Records. Stream the track ‘Rivers’ below!

Milk & Biscuits – Rivers by bigsaladrecords

Milwaukke, WI based act ‘Coo Woo’ sent us a download track this week ‘Stay Forever’ is a bright bouncy jangle pop number with all the fizzing everphstance of a thousand love struck summers! In their own words: “This is our Bandcamp page. We recently finished our first EP, part one of a two part set. It’s self recorded”.

Following the release of ‘Nuclear Seasons’ on This Is Music Ltd this week, watch Charli XCX’s mesmerising new video for the track, created by director Ryan Andrews and edited by Crim3s watch it below!

‘Nuclear Seasons’ is a pulsing disco anthem for the forthcoming holocaust, it was co-written and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Glasser, Major Lazer, Rolo Tomassi, Diplo) and is available now.

London’s Cymbals who arenow a four piece released their debut album Unlearn earlier this year,  in the early summer months of this year the band returned to the studio to work on new music. Camping out on The Lightship 95 – a boat that doubles as a studio – for five days, they wrote and recorded from scratch eight songs, of which “Intense Kids” is the first to be released. Sitting somewhere between Yo La Tengo and New Order, it’s what the band call “downhome disco”, and perfectly captures their distinct brand of melancholic euphoria.  

CYMBALS – Intense Kids by DummyMag
High Places are Rob Barber and Mary Pearson. Throughout their nearly five years of existence, the band have traveled extensively and performed in a multitude of environments. Whether performing at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan or in an industrial warehouse in Santiago, Chile, High Places’ enveloping sound and propulsive energy allow the music to translate to a variety of venues. Visual art plays an important role in Mary and Rob’s collaboration. The two make video projections for their stage shows, keep a photo blog that documents their travels (, and create their own album artwork. In this way and others, Mary and Rob challenge the conventional parameters of a rock band and instead give us a multi-sensory aesthetic partnership that continually defies expectations. Stream the wonderful glitch textures and fractured vocals of ‘Year Off’ below.

High Places – Year Off by thrilljockey

Binary are due to release their first single ‘Prisoner’ through Luv Luv Luv Records next Monday 28th November.  The London band consist of David Troster (vocals and guitar), Francesco Bondi (guitar and keyboard), Craig Lowe (bass) and Jake Sorbie (drums). Troster formed the band in late 2010 after leaving Yale University, where he was studying molecular biology. On his return to London he was introduced to Francesco Bondi through a mutual friend and the pair began experimenting with production techniques and crafting songs.

The line-up was completed when Bassist Craig Lowe joined the band and brought in his childhood friend Jake Sorbie on Drums.The original version of ‘Prisonner’ was mixed by Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails colloaborator Sean Beavan. Now, in the week prior to release, Brooklyn based ‘Light Asylum’ have remixed the track and it has been offered as a free download. 
Prisoner (Light Asylum Remix) by BINARY

Pippa Marias are five Swedish guys who met and formed over here in London, they now live in Dalston.
They’ve just released their debut single ‘Shoot Me Down’ on 11.11.11, and it has already been played on Shoreditch FM, Amazing Radio, XStream East, Radio 2, Hoxton FM… They also headlined Club NME at KoKo on the same night for their single release, and their video got over 3000 hits in the 3 weeks it has been up. Watch it below.’Shoot Me Down’ has more than a hint of the bittersweet vocals of Robert Smith and the playful dancefloor beats of the Rapture. Their next gigs are at the Barfly, Dec 10th and then the Queen Of Hoxton ‘Mat Horne’s Christmas Party’ on Dec 17th.

The debut EP by 21 year old Sydneysider Oliver Tank. It’s a really beautiful body of work and certainly an indication of a very bright future. Listen to his EP on the bandcamp link below, as waves of dream synthetic textures are dappled by Tank’s lilting melodies.

Bear Driver – London’s fine purveyors of sunny slacker pop – have this afternoon unveiled the first fruits of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled debut album in the form of ‘Never Never’, a woozy, four-minute slice of delicious fuzz-pop.

The delicious ‘Never Never’ is available as a free download (and embeddable player) from the band’s Soundcloud page below.
Taking influence from the likes of Sparklehorse, The Flaming Lips & Yo La Tengo, Bear Driver are West London-based quintet Harry Dean – Vocals/Guitar; Oli Deakin – Vocals/Guitar; Jon Rulton – Bass/Muscles; Joseph Croft – Keyboards; Richie Harwood – Drums.

‘Never Never’ is released on the 2nd January as part of a double-A side with another brand new track ‘Let The Cold’. It’s released via Adventure Club. Bear Driver’s debut album is due for release in spring 2012.

Bear Driver – Never Never by Bear Driver

This Will Destroy You will release a single edit of their track ‘Black Dunes’ from the album ‘Tunnel Blanket’ on the 5th of December on Monotreme Records.The B-side is the ‘Woman In The Dunes’ remix of the track by Manchester / Berlin-based producer Holy Other. Stream it below.
This Will Destroy You – Black Dunes (Holy Other’s Woman In The Dunes Mix) by HOLY OTHER

Legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen has a new album called ‘Old Ideas’ out on the 30th of January 2012, and the details are all in Mojo magazine they also have a new track, ‘Show Me The Place’, up for streaming here and on the handy on Soundcloud below.

Returning to his more subtle arrangements (following his recent big band tour) it features elegant strings graceful piano tinkles, and Cohen’s unmistakably world weary vocal part that drapes the mood in wisdom, experience and timelessness.

Show Me The Place by leonardcohen

 Due out 21st November is The Radio/Back to the Future, the new double A-side single from Being There, it’s being released on digital download and limited edition CD on Young and Lost Club. Watch the video for Back to the Future below.

Being There have a sound heavily rooted in guitar work of 80s heroes RE.M. and the Replacements, via everyone from Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices and Kurt Vile. ‘Back to the Future’ reminds you with its urgent foot-stomping rhythms that there is more on display here than nice melodies.


 The haunting melancholic falscettos and spooky synth atmospheres of Manchester’s No Ceremony/// ‘DELIVERUS’ have recently made the mysterious Manchester outfit most blogged about acts on the internet according to The Independent and have featured on a Diplo mixtape. Watch the affecting black and white video spliced with historical imagery below. Download:



New York by way of England songwriter Edward Rogers released his fourth solo album on November 8th, titled Porcelain.  Porcelain is also the lead track and is available for free!!Rogers explores both his edgy and soft sides on this release, which is brought to life with the help of collaborators from famed bands such as NADA SURF, CRACKER, THE BONGOS, and VELVET MONKEYS. 

Check out Love Spring by Glaswegians Two Wings who to our singles sub ed Luke L’s joy have recently been supporting Sparrow and the Workshop. A jaudicious use of a flute decorates this lovely journey through swoonbesome melody and heart swoon.


Boston-based dream-folk artist Marissa Nadler has offered an additional pair of tracks for free mp3 download off her Covers Volume II album. On Halloween she gave away covers of the Clinic’s “Distortions,” Bruce Springsteen’s “The River” and Bob Dylan’s “Farewell Angelina” through her twitter feed, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving she’s bringing two more tracks to the table. Download her covers of Loudon Wainwright III’s “Motel Blues” and Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly” at SoundCloud, and buy Covers Volume II at her Etsy shop.

Motel Blues by marissanadler

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