Category Archives: Music

White Lies release new video for track ‘Don’t Want To Feel It All’

White Lies have released a new video for track ‘Don’t Want To Feel It All‘, taken from current album ‘Friends’ released late 2016. The video was directed by Alex Alvarez and shows White Lies during their recent European tour at the Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona and Sala Marco Aldany in Madrid. 

 

 With a nod to 80’s synth pop romanticism, ‘Don’t Want To Feel It All’ holds a melange of tropical sheen and yearning uproars of supercharged melody to a dynamic tempo as frontman Harry Mc’Veigh sings catchy chorus; “I don’t want to feel it all, but know what fuels it. I don’t wanna feel it all, but don’t wanna lose it.” 

 

The ten-track album ‘Friends’ is now available on CDvinylpicture discdigital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which includes a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.  

 

‘Friends’ was recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo FightersArctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production. 

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Too Many Santa’s – video release Maxwell / Miranda / Parsley

Brooklyn Vegan has shared the video for “Too Many Santas”, the newest single from Maxwell / Miranda / Parsley’s recently released holiday album entitled ‘Catskill Christmas’. The trio previous released the single for “Going To Get The Tree” on Brooklyn Vegan as well as the video on CLRVYNT. The album is out now via Dangerbird Records.

Thinking  it  a  wise  investment  of  time,  our  three  kings  spent  a  few  days  one  summer recording  a  Christmas  EP.  They  delighted  in  jingle  bells  and  BBQ,  while  taking  shelter from  the usual  dark  and  complicated  matter from  which their  songs usually  spring,  and frolicked   in   baubles,   holiday   weight   gain   and   the   loveliest   lie   ever   told.   This unsurprisingly became a summer tradition of theirs, and three years later, an album was born in a puff of smoke, under the brightest of stars.

Thinking  it  a  wise  investment  of  time,  our  three  kings  spent  a  few  days  one  summer recording  a  Christmas  EP.  They  delighted  in  jingle  bells  and  BBQ,  while  taking  shelter from  the usual  dark  and  complicated  matter from  which their  songs usually  spring,  and frolicked   in   baubles,   holiday   weight   gain   and   the   loveliest   lie   ever   told.   This unsurprisingly became a summer tradition of theirs, and three years later, an album was born in a puff of smoke, under the brightest of stars.

‘Twas the end of the summer
and soon to be fall
When three tipsy minstrels
did hear a faint call

Whistling o’er mountain
and through the dark wood

A whisper of winter
Done blew through the ‘hood

They were several pints low
And searching for merry

Each knee deep in debt
a mortgage to carry

They tried to be cheery
despite the foreboding

But it’s hard for a minstrel
(‘cuz illegal downloading)

Now Miranda was humming
and clearing the dishes

Whilst Parsley was rolling
and rhyming up wishes

Good Maxwell sat fishing
through a wee bowl of candy

When “Screw it!” he chimed
and uncorked the brandy…

Cappadox Festival – Cappadocia, Turkey

Let’s be totally honest here, Cappadox festival is not what we in the UK have come to define as our usual festival experience.  Cappadox is so much more, something that combines music, art, culture and wellbeing and sets it against one of the most incredible natural environments on our little planet.

I was up and around early this morning, a 6am start is certainly not something you experience too often at a UK festival, if you are up at that time it is because you haven’t been to bed yet.  As I stumbled bleary eyed from bed and opened the curtains of my hotel room I was greeted by the sight of dozens of hot-air balloons rising gently into the dawn light with the mountains as a backdrop, it was a breathtaking experience.


I started my day photographing a pranamaya class, a form of energising breathing that left the participants positively glowing, energised and relaxed.  Cappadox has. A lot of these types of exercises going on and it really is a huge part of the festival experience.

After breakfast we headed off for a walk in Love Valley, a stunningly beautiful experience.  The area is so green and natural, the soft rock has been used to carve out cave houses, animals shelters and even pigeon coops that are used to collect dung to fertilise the land.  The landscape is quite unlike anything I have ever seen the scale is breathtaking and yet the walk is a reasonably gentle one, well within the capabilities of anyone of moderate fitness.  

As the walk nears its end you come upon a meadow where you are able to sit and rest, enjoy a drink and some fresh fruit whilst listening to local musicians playing a concert for your enjoyment, the steep walls of the valley adding an acoustic backdrop that can only be described as stunning.  It is this kind of little surprise that makes Cappadox a totally unique experience.


Our afternoon was spent at the Goreme Valley open air museum, the primary features being literally dozens of Christian churches and burial grounds carved into the soft rock.  It really allows you to reflect on Turkey’s history as the meeting point of the Eastern and Western worlds.  The sheers scale of the endeavour that must have gone into carving out these places of worship 1,000 years ago is mind-blowing. 

This evening sees us headed out to enjoy some music and a gastronomic experience so watch this space for further updates.