Provocative, irreverent, controversial, entertaining and artistic. Amanda Palmer continues to push the boundaries as the Queen of Punk Cabaret. She is a fearless singer, songwriter and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of composition. Produced and directed by Michael Pope, the outrageously clever euphemistic “Map Of Tasmania” video will be sure to get your pulse thumping and bring you to your feet!
Holiday Spectacular Live from Glasgow [dec 21st 2010]
NPR and The Guardian will partner with Matador, Rough Trade and, of course, Belle & Sebastian to bring you a live concert, in it’s entirety, from the legendary Barrowland in the band’s hometown of Glasgow. Belle & Sebastian. Live from Glasgow. Oh my God, Merry Christmas!!!!!
Nearly 4 years on from their debut release 'Bring It On' Goose are back with a new album Synrise (out 6th February 2011) on !K7 and today have released a video to their new single, 'Cant Stop Me Now', directed by Megaforce.Starting with a snarling riff, it's not long before Can't Stop Me Now's silvery strings slide in and the track lifts off into effortlessly cool but unmistakably pop territory. It’s hugely varied, epic stuff, clubby, yet poppy, starting bright and ending dark. The band — Mickael Karkousse (vocals/synth), Dave Martijn (guitar/synth), Tom Coghe (bass/synth) and Bert Libeert (drums) — started working on Synrise in early 2009. It was recorded in the oldest studio in Belgium, Jet Studios in Brussels. Artists who’ve worked there previously include The Rolling Stones and Edith Piaf. Synrise looks back to '70s space disco such as Automat and '80s movie soundtracks, names such as Philip Glass, Giorgio Moroder and Vangelis. The end result is more than the sum of these parts: it’s an album of strong dance tunes with classic pop song structures. Goose are in London this week to play Brixton Academy on the 16th at Soulwax's annual Christmas party Soulwaxmass.