Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's a Riot In An Arcade


Just in the studio recording our album, with my new best mate Jacknife. He's got a cd collection that would take you 6 years to upload, an unlimited supply of wine and synths that make noises that sound like R2-D2 having an orgasm. Its good fun.

The album is probably going to have NINE new songs on it. Of those if you saw us on tour you probably only heard three.

Theres a track called Get Smashed Gate Crash about that house party you went to where you smashed up the living room, had sex in the pantry, pissed in the corner, stole the dvd collection and smoked crack in the laundry room aged approximately 13.

Another one currently called Wheres Your Head which has the lines...

''So where you at, And where's your head?
Your precious indie rocks dead, and I'll fuck up your life like crystal Meth.''

Daytime radio's gonna love it. I fully intend to press for it as our next single.

Everyone got together on Friday, and recorded some drums/guitars/bass, but there will be only be one track with live drums on the album, so don't expect anything similar to Leap of Faith (sorry emos.) Its a dance album first and formost, dare i say the word 'rave'?

I've been listening to the following music, Prodigy Experience, Pendulum, PRE, Kernkraft 400-Zombie Nation, Sonic Youth, David Cross (comedian), and a Dreamscape CD (thats Old Rave to the kids).

Now only got to overcome the small issue of having flu, earache, a cold, blocked nose etc and record some fucking vocals.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Last night James and I were honored to take over Zane Lowe's radio1 show for two hours while he chillaxes in NZ. Inflicting your taste on the nation is a lot of fun. Massive thankyou and much love to Zane and his team for having us and to Annie Mac for looking after us throughout. It was ace. Here's what we played...

Monday 7th January


Pendulum - 'Granite' (Ear Storm/Warner)
The Streets - 'Lets Push Things Forward' (Warner)
The Cribs - Hey Scensters' (wichita)
Burial - 'Archangel' (Hyperdub)
Bloc Party - 'Little Thoughts' (Wichita)
The Ting Tings - 'That's Not My Name' (Columbia)
Benga And Coki - 'Night' (Tempa)

Hottest Record In The World
Santogold - 'Creator' (Lizard King)

Lightspeed Champion - 'Galaxy of The Lost' (Domino)
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - 'Rockstars' (Virgin)
Late Of The Pier - 'Bathroom Gurgle' (Moshi Moshi)
The Hold Steady - 'Stuck Between Stations' (Vagrant)
Wiley -'Bow E3' (Big Dada)


The Good The Bad And The Queen - 'History Song' (Parlophone)
The Ghost Frequency - 'Nightmare' (City Rockers)
Patrick Wolf - 'Tristan' (Tomlab)
Radiohead - 'Videotape' (XL)
Frank Turner - 'Photosynthesis' (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Joker - 'Stuck In The System' (Ear Wax)
Reuben - 'Alpha Signal Three' (Xtra Mile)
Dubstitutes - '2 Faced Rasta' (Reso Remix)
Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames - 'Burning Chrome' (-)
Skepta - 'I'm There' (Boy Better Know)
Rolo Tomassi - 'Film Noir' (Holy Roar)

You can listen again at this link

or download the highlights as a podcast ici

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Pirate's Dilema

Matt Mason's The Prisoner's Dilema is coming out on January 8th, 2008 in the U.S. through Free Press and May 2008 through Penguin in the uk.