Zun Zun Egui have been nominated for The Quietus’ award for 6 Music.
Words from The Quietus:
Our friends at Now Playing on BBC 6 Music have asked us to put together a category in their 6 Music Blog Awards, airing this Friday. We’ve decided that the Quietus award will be for Tomorrow’s Cult Star Today – the artists that, right now, are perhaps not setting the charts afire but will become influential and irritatingly collectable on vinyl in the future. The show airs on March 2 from 7pm, and our shortlist can be found below. We want you to go and vote for which artist you think will be Tomorrow’s Cult Star Today over on our facebook. Nominations are:
It is with great regret that we missed Feline Friday last week. However, I feel that Feline Friday should not be limited to only being posted on “Friday”, as the spirit of the Feline drifts throughout the week. Above is an image too good not to share.
Many questions arise, mostly, why is the feline sitting in that way? How did it get such a huge double chin?
ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror USA 2012 curated by Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) & ATP is now on sale. You can find tickets and information over here.
The lineup is pretty fantastic, and features a few of our own – I Break Horses, Vetiver and Dirty Three. The lineup so far -
Friday 21st Curated by ATP
Line-up To Be Confirmed…
Saturday 22nd Curated by Greg Dulli
The Afghan Whigs
Mark Lanegan Band
The Dirtbombs – Performing Ultraglide In Black
Sharon Van Etten
Quintron And Miss Pussycat
Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires
+ more TBC
Sunday 23rd Curated by ATP
The Magic Band
Thee Oh Sees
I Break Horses
+ more TBC
Break It Yourself, the new record from Andrew Bird is streaming now over at Drowned In Sound.
DiS has also posted an interview with Andrew. Here’s an excerpt from the piece, by Sam Cleeve; in which Andrew discusses his songwriting style -
I’ve always had a sort of strange relationship with pop music. I didn’t really grow up loving pop music, and I found a lot of pop songs to be repetitive, and full of clichés, and often insincere. So I would just avoid any references to hearts, or breaking hearts. And I thought: why can’t we talk about some other things, besides relationships? I mean I’ve always touched on things like that from the beginning, but it’s not a dominant theme. But hell, I mean there’s a reason why they’re clichés, right? Sometimes that’s called for. But you know, like the title of the record – it was really hard to come up with a title for it. I had a bunch of very typically poetic titles, and I was just like “I’m tired of this shit.” I just want to get to the point, you know?