Tag: Hot Chip
Dave Maclean, producer and drummer for Django Django – the blisteringly diverse London psychedelic art rock/electronic/pop band – is only just waking up when we speak. These days, the questions of where he is and what he’s doing aren’t easy ones to answer.
Meeting at college in the late ‘90s, the quartet slowly began putting together their debut self-titled album in 2009. A double A-side appeared around that time and the odd single surfaced in 2010 and 2011, but nothing could’ve prepared them for what would happen when the album finally found its way into the world. There was no pressure, no label interest, no economic motivation, and out of that atmosphere of total artistic control came one of 2012’s most successful indie releases.
25-year-old English producer and DJ Maya Jane Coles’ impending tour to Australia is set to round out her biggest year yet. “I’ve had fans wanting me to come over for a long time now, so I’m really glad I get to take in so many places across the country on this run.”
Posted: December 24th, 2012 under Brag 494, Music, Music - Interview.
Tags: Disclosure, Easier To Hide, Erol Alkan, Field Day NYD, Hot Chip, Hudson Mohawke, Krafty Kuts & A Skillz, Mark Ronson (DJ set), Maya Jane Coles, SBTRKT (live), Simon Hampson, The Vaccines, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Two Door Cinema Club
After a year on the road, Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino spent the day in a backyard Jacuzzi – a rare spot of indulgence earned after the band’s relentless tour of their sophomore album, The Only Place . Speaking from her home in Eagle Rock, the celebrated nexus of Anytown suburbia and a rich bohemian playground, Cosentino is enjoying the opportunity to devote herself to more idle pursuits after a frenetic year.
Posted: December 12th, 2012 under Brag 492, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Beach House, Best Coast, Bethany Cosentino, Bombay Bicycle Club, Django Django, Dune Rats, Falls Festival, Growing Up, Hot Chip, Pear Shape, Sean Sandy Devotional, The Flaming Lips, The Metro Theatre
Maxïmo Park’s frontman Paul Smith has been quoted as saying that his band’s latest album, The National Health, is about “taking back control, and being a force for change in your own life… That’s always been a Maxïmo Park thing: look at yourself.” It’s a determined approach from a band that, four albums into their ascent up the UK radio-rock ladder, is finally solidifying their sound. Or at the very least, becoming more comfortable with it.
Posted: December 10th, 2012 under Brag 492, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Beach House, Best Coast, Co-Op, Django Django, Falls Festival, Hot Chip, Joshua Kloke, Maximo Park, Paul Smith, Positive Tension, The Flaming Lips, The Hi-Fi
“One day I’m complaining to our manager, saying, ‘Fuck this, I wanna have a week off, my girlfriend’s gonna kill me’ and shit like that, and then five minutes later I’m looking at the calendar and saying, ‘Well, there’s five days free here – why aren’t we going to Colombia?’” With Two Door Cinema Club’s bassist Kevin Baird nursing a cough and a strong hangover on a bleary Sunday morning, the effects of being on the road since he was 18 (he’s now 23) are more evident than ever.