February’s MAP has landed, with music presented by 19 blogs from around the world. Brisbane’s Nite Fields – whose moody debut album, Depersonalisation, has just dropped on Felte – are representing Australia this month. Head over to our... The post MAP February 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.
BadBadNotGood started as three school chums (Matt, Chester and Alex) who decided to post their jazzy interpretations of hip hop tracks online. Fast forward to a few years later and they are releasing a collab record with Ghostface Killah! I talk to the band about how they write, Steely Dan, and what it’s like to get drunk off […]
Brody Dalle started performing in bands when she was barely a teenager in Australia. Just as she turned 18, she married Tim Armstrong, the frontman of Rancid. (Their divorce inspired many of the songs on Rancid‘s 2003 album Indestructible.) From there, Brody has led several bands, proving music is one of the true loves of […]
Viet Cong have rocketed out of to nowhere (truth be told: Calgary) to become one of 2015?s most talked about bands. The band’s self-titled debut has been quickly gathering rave reviews and intensely dedicated fans. A few months ago, I got a sneak preview of the record, huddling in the tour van with Matt Flegel (left) and […]
The first MAP of 2015 is here, featuring tracks selected by 18 blogs from around the world. Sydney’s AFXJIM is representing Australia this month with ‘Distant’, the lead single from his second LP, out now through... The post MAP January 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.
Shake dem winter blues away with this new Foolcast mix from professional booty movers Los Ghosts. Featuring their Clubhouse jam “Musique” and other high-grade body jackers, it’s a must-hear mix from two of Cali’s freshest house headz. Stream it now on the Fool’s Gold Mixcloud, and subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite […]
Melbourne garage rockers ScotDrakula are the Australian submission for this month’s Music Alliance Pact, the excellent ‘Shazon’ featuring alongside tracks from around the world – from Denmark to the Dominican Republic. Check out all 17 entries below, and keep... The post MAP December 2014 appeared first on Who The Hell.
Calgary-born Lowell moved to Toronto to study music, but dropped out and spend some time working as a stripper. Lowell will be the first person to tell you that “former stripper who makes music” is a great headline, but there is a lot more to this musician than an easy headline. We did the interview […]
Rich Aucoin made his latest record Ephemeral to sync up with the the 1979 claymation film version of The Little Prince (or Le Petit Prince if you are francophone). Rich also does a really great job of creating a unique experience during his live shows. He describes his show as “screaming along with your friends to songs you don’t […]
Most people remember Swedish folk rock singer José González for the amazing covers he did in the mid-2000s. (Remember his incredible cover of “Heartbeats” by The Knife?) Lately José has been making music and touring with two of his high school friends under the name Junip. When I first met José in his tour van, I was a […]
Our feature act for November’s instalment of our monthly MAP series are pop stalwarts Open Swimmer. The band features members of The Harpoons, Seagull and Melbourne via Glasgow singer Ben TD. You can listen to all... The post MAP – November 2014 appeared first on Who The Hell.
After the release of “The Wheel” in 2012, London’s SOHN spread like wildfire through the internet and within less than a year he was releasing his debut full length record Tremors on 4AD and reportedly writing songs with Lana Del Rey, BANKS and Rhye. Christopher Taylor, the man known as SOHN, was as sick as a dog when […]
I met Caila (aka Mozart’s Sister) at soundcheck at the Fortune Sound Lounge last time she was in town. While I waited for her to finish setting up for her show, I ended up chatting with Caila’s mom and we ate mooncakes together. Her mom actually told me a secret about Caila. What was this […]
Danny Brown jumps on Phantograms “Black Out Days” with Leo Justi, listen to it below. Danny also passed by The Champs for an extended interview. Left click to stream (Right click, Save-As for mp3). Get Old on iTunes also available in CD, 2xLP and deluxe vinyl box set and buy the Smokin & Drinkin digital […]
UK indie electronic music darlings Metronomy routinely play sold out arenas in the UK and France. Luckily Metronomy fans in Canada get to see the band in more intimate venues like the Fortune Sound Lounge. When I sat down with Joe and Benga from the band, they were quick to correct me when I accidentally called their […]
Jessy Lanza is a electronic music producer and performer from Hamilton, Ontario. Her debut record Pull My Hair Back was a top 10 finalist for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Jessy and I chilled out in her van for a bit and ate candy. I asked her about her time as a piano teacher, her […]
Our submission for MAP this month features minor spandex indulgence from The Twoks. Don’t forget to check out our Soundcloud for our monthly MAPcast podcasts. Click the play button icon to listen to individual songs,... The post MAP October 2014 appeared first on Who The Hell.
Another month, another round of MAP! September’s submission for Aus is ‘Life Tourist’ from Foreign/National; proof that this country still wrings a good guitar hook out every once in a while. If you’re local and... The post MAP September 2014 appeared first on Who The Hell.
Alex Metric has gone and done a big electronic pop-song which is so good, if all big electronic-pop songs were like this, I’d like them a whole lot more. They aren’t though and that’s why I really appreciate his new song, “Heart Weighs a Ton“. Highly recommended if you like the sounds of Miike Snow. Alex [...]
A couple weeks ago we did a post on Tatsuro Yamashita, a Japanese musician who most certainly knows his way around a funky bassline. And after finding a rather nice extended disco remix of his track “Merry Go Round“, we stumbled across a DJ in Japan by the name of Ceita054 who has re-worked some of Yamashita’s [...]