The Presets: "Are You the One?" Video
Hot on the heals of previous limited 7" single "The Get Go" New Young Pony Club (NYPC) return with Ice Cream, a sparsely minimal punk funk jerkout that sounds like a distaff version excursion on disco-era Rolling Stones fronted by the Slits' Ari Up and produced by David Byrne and Brian Eno. Partly inspired by LCD Soundsystem and a chance meeting of like-minded band members intent on establishing something potent, Andy and Tahita formed NYPC in 2005. A five-piece comprising of Tahita (vocals), Andy (guitar), Igor (bass) Lou (keyboards) and Sarah (drums), they provide the kind of tight and bass-heavy future discoid noise currently setting hairs on end up and down the country. Ice Cream, their first single on Modular, is already causing a stir online with fans creating myspace pages with lyrics taken from the provocative song. ?A lot of [the lyrics are] about the perceived idea of how women are supposed to be, and putting my twist on it.? Says Tahita. NYPC have quietly set their world alight with a swell blend of disco, pop and punk which they are currently distilling into a debut album for Modular. Undoubtedly, one of THE bands to watch for 2007.
New video for My People by the Presets. Directed by the one and only Kris Moyes. The Presets are Julian Hamilton (production/vocals/keyboards) and Kimberley Moyes (production/drums/programming). Trained artists in every regard, the pair met studying theory and music performance at Sydney’s esteemed Conservatorium of Music. In a sea of squares, the two stood out like jet black ink blots on a page. Music composition by day, dancing to the Pet Shop Boys, New Order and Acid House by night, they were perfectly primed to create a seamless combination of high and low culture to create a genre all their own. Beams was the answer.
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With enough range that they'll appeal to fans of class acts like Nine Inch Nails, The Faint, Soft Cell, and Daft Punk, The Presets' sound is equal parts invention and dance-floor friendliness while retaining a special flavor of their own.
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Absentee's new single is out soon in the UK and is currently available from American iTunes. This is the video to accompany the brew of fuzz guitars, pounding drums and deep, deep vocal delivery. Absentee are currently building a reputation in the UK for producing slightly melancholy and at times twisted pop music with a distinctive edge. In lead singer Dan Michaelson they have the natural succesor to Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Stuart Staples. Wonderful and bizarre the band love a good twisted yarn of love gone wrong and bad sex. visit their world at www.absenteemusic.co.uk or www.myspace.com/donkeystock/ The video was made by up and coming production company 'WICKEDO'.
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