A variety of free MP3 action for you today. First up, Monument Valley, aka London Ned Younger, a prodigious songwriter that’s drawn comparisons to Nick Drake and been welcomed into Ben Mumford’s Communion family. He just released the ‘No Air EP’, featuring horn sections by Jeremey Warmsley and Paul Sufjan Stevens Frith. More on the MySpace.
Monument Valley – ‘B Of The Bang’
Next, a pretty bizarre prospect called Brandt Brauer Frick, who create live techno music using classical instruments. Watch this mesmerising vid to see what the Berlin trio are all about (you may want to skip past the crazy German dude with the Japanese subtitles).
Drawing comparisons to John Cage and Steve Reich they’re maybe the most interesting thing we heard all 2010, and hit London’s Barfly this Friday (17th).
Brand Bauer Frick – ‘Teufelsleiter’
Finally, a short sharp shock of highly-strung riot rock courtesy of Stagecoach, a Surrey band signed to Alcopop that just came off tour with Johnny Foreigner. If you like JF you’ll love this.
Stagecoach – ‘Not Even Giles Would Say We’ll Be OK’
Elsewhere on the net:
Abeano have an MP3 of Vampire Weekend covering Cheryl Cole’s ‘Fight For This Love’ – get it here