Ever since Stevie Nicks’ 80s Edge of Seventeen was made into the epic and beautiful crescendo of Beyond 17 we’ve been keeping a beady eye on Blamma Blamma! and did a little listening and reading. Blamma Blamma! members Martin and Nick started making music in 2007, and built up their own tracks alongside remixes of, among others, We Have Band and Maximo Park, before Martin sadly died of cancer in 2009. Nick decided earlier this year that it was important not to let everything they’d made go to waste, so he brought back Blamma Blamma! “As a testament to my good friend.”
Beyond 17 was released in memory of Martin on Cage & Aviary‘s Label The Walls Have Ears, created a storm in the blog world, and Blamma Blamma! was reborn. Nick’s been busy with remixes for Crookers and Two Door Cinema Club and new material is on route in the next few months. I was very excited to see a mixtape, and it doesn’t disappoint.
Ahhh, Kitsuné, you’re really spoiling us! We went to a fun Kitsuné vs Ponystep party at Heaven last Sunday, and are looking forward to the new Kitsuné Maison Vol 9 compilation, out 26 April. They’ve combined my favourites, The Twelves and Two Door Cinema Club (who played an excellent DJ set at the party) with suitably marvelous results, and have earnt a place in our hearts this week.
There are just too many fantastic candidates for Track For The Day out there at the moment, I find I want to write something about every song that comes my way. 2010 is already proving itself to be one of those bumper years of creativity where monumental and long-awaited projects come to fruition.These are tracks that were recent runners-up, and have been giving me a lot of enjoyment in the headphones ever since.
Or get them all in one tasty zipped-up nugget here.
Out on Monday:
The album that’s been doing it for me this week is the excellent Tourist History from Two Door Cinema Club, on Kitsuné from 1st March. I can happily listen to the whole thing two or three times in a row. Here’s my favourite track (although there are so many greats to choose from this changes day-to-day), What You Know.
Now they’ve reworked the best track (in my opinion) on the excellent Tourist History album from Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work. The Tourist History album is released 1 March on Kitsuné and this track will also be released on the label as an official remix some time in the near future. Watch this space.