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Sunday, December 12, 2010

ADN's Albums of 2010

Many music fans this year would argue that 2010 was somewhat baron by way of new and exciting alternative music. We here at ADN would beg to differ. 2010 bought new sounds, new releases from some reputable acts and some fantastic LP's from breakthrough artists across several genres.

There are some notable omissions from ADN's list this year, bands such as Kings of Leon (with their lackluster music machine reproduction of classic rock 'Come Around Sundown') and Interpol (with their bizarrely self entitled fourth album a throwaway chart attempt) not making the shortlist let alone the top ten. And we feel that this is a sure sign that there is some alternative out there to the global X-Factor freight train that seems to be steamrolling it's way through popular culture, destroying anything and everything original in it's wake. We'd like to doff our caps to those truly innovative music makers out there who have wowed us this year. It was difficult putting together a top ten of 2010 and hats off also to those bands shortlisted here.

The National take the plaudits but we at ADN hope that if you haven't already, you'll give some of these bands a shot - they represent the way forward for creative, forward thinking, original music, which is why we felt we should share it with you.

Other notable efforts!
The Kissaway Trail - Sleep Mountain, Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo, These New Puritans - Hidden, Yeasayer - Odd Blood, Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History, Sleigh Bells - Treats, LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening, Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses, The Black Keys - Brothers

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bombay Bicycle Club at QEH (4/11)

Having travelled the length of frozen Britain, Saturday saw a determined Bombay Bicycle Club putting on a gig to remember on the way to concluding a successful winter tour.

Showcasing acclaimed 2010 album 'Flaws' BBC have come a long way since leaving school but two years ago and with the exception of John Martyn and Joanna Newsome covers 'Fairytale Lullaby' and 'Swansea', 'Flaws' is a masterful piece of Jack Steadman songwriting. And this performance was one to be remembered.

In the summer of last year, BBC won our hearts with debut album 'I Had The Blues...'. This year they made a top ten LP with Flaws. And in Steadman they doubtless have someone who's music we'll be braving the cold to go and see for years to come. Have a listen below if you don't fancy the trip over the pond for next year's upcoming US tour!

Check em here: Bombay Bicycle Club

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blitzen Trapper - The Tree (Single Release)

We here at the ADN Project like a bit of US alt-folk and Blitzen Trapper have been one of our favourites for a while now. We can't wait to see them this Wednesday (24th November) at The Relentless Garage in Highbury as they support the release of their new single 'The Tree'. Recorded with folkstress Alela Diane, it's a lovely ballad. We suggest you think about a purchase, check it out here:

Tickets for Garage gig: SeeTickets
Blitzen Trapper: Blitzen Trapper

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Show, New Blog, New Music... coming soon!!

Hello ADN'ers!

I can confirm that we will be back with you very shortly with new website, new tunes, new features, reviews and everything else you want to know about the alternative music scene. We are aiming for bigger and better and hope you will enjoy!!

In the interim, hit us up on twitter to see what we are listening to. Tweet us and say hi and we'll retweet! We love twitter!!

Peace out, see you soon.

Alex, Dan and Nash

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Series 4, Episode 3 out today!

Avast, hello and good Easter tidings to one and all...

So you've enjoyed your 4-day weekend, you're back to work and let's face it, it's a bit shit. While you wonder exactly where your bank holiday went, ADN's very own version of the Easter Bunny has left in its wake a flurry of sugar-coated musical wonderment for you to clasp your choccy-riddled digits around...

On the show this week, Christian and Dan lament the absence of the loveable rogue Alex, who while we collectably recovered from a nasty bout of Norovirus, spent his week skiing, chucking himself headfirst down a mountain and inevitably into an unsuspecting seasonnaire...

On the music front it is nothing but brilliant new tunes all the way for you this week, brought to you from the likes of ADN favourites The National, a wonderful solo effort from 'he-of-Hot Chip' Joe Goddard, turbo-wonk reincarnate from We Have Band and Christian and Dan team up for a quite glorious Album of the Week from Frightened Rabbit.

It's been a long time coming but boy is it worth it.


The ADN Team

Track listing:

1.Losers - Flush
2.The Album Leaf - Until The Last
3.Tallest Man on Earth - King of Spain
4.Clubsmith - Lament

Album of the Week: Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
5.Frightened Rabbit - Nothing Like You
6.Frightened Rabbit - The Wrestle

7.The National - Blood Buzz Ohio
8.Joe Goddard - Lemon & Lime (Home Time)
9.We Have Band - Divisive
10.Unkle - Natural Selection

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Series 4, episode 2 out today!

Monday morning blues? Yeah, us too. Still, let The ADN Project provide that all important silver lining with a shiny new episode, packed to the rafters with fresh new music, delightfully (?) ramshackle features and penetrating commentary (Ok, that was a lie), all brought to you by the usual suspects. Get your lug'oles around it here:

As ever, we've got more gift wrapped ear candy on hand than Zane Lowe's iPod. Neon Indian kick things off with 'the Grange Hill theme tune on acid', The Soft Pack provide a healthy slice of DIY indie rock, Matthew Dear remixes everyone's new favourite band The XX (inevitably glorious) and Roots Manuva teams up with The Maccabees for what surely must rank as oddest collaboration of the year. Chuck in tracks from the Vampire Weekend supporting Fan Death, beardy purveyors of folky Americana The Avett Brothers, indie experimentalists Royal Bangs and not-so-pretentious pop noir upstarts Mirrors, and you've got yourself one very healthy set of tunes.

In amongst the music you'll find features aplenty; Alex's Argos Intros returns in the face of overwhelming public demand, Christian says Yea(sayer) to album of the week and, as always, the gig guide is on hand to provide yet more shambolic live music-related tomfoolery.

Please enjoy responsibly.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Free mix for your delectation...


Here's a little mix I put together t'other night - it's pretty heavy but I think you'll like it...


1. Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning (Cut Copy remix)
2. LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away (Gucci Soundsystem remix)
3. Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (DJ Pierre remix)
4. Metro Area – Miura
5. Sebastien Leger – Victory (Lifelike Flashing Victory remix)
6. Friendly Fires – Lovesick (Evil Nine remix)
7. Boys Noize – Volta 82
8. Losers – No Man Is An Is An Island (Utah Saints remix)
9. Arthur Argent – Hold Your Head Up (Soulwax remix)
10. Meat Katie - Stop the Revolution (Jamie McHugh remix)
11. The Chemical Brothers – Burst Generator
12. Bloc Party – One More Chance (Alex Metric remix)
13. Mickey Monzza – Bounce Baby
14. Tom Vek – Nothing But Green Lights (Digitalism remix)
15. The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize (Abe Duque remix)
16. Jape – Floating (Alex Metric remix)
17. Kissy Sell Out – Her (Touche remix)
18. La Roux – Bulletproof (TEPR remix/Krafty Kuts re-rub)
19. Underworld – Cowgirl (Atomic Hooligan remix)
20. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Evil Nine remix)

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Brand new series unleashed before your eyes: Series 4, Episode 1 is here!

Avast good people of ADN!

After threats of administration and a 10 point deduction for delays in releasing the new series, the ADN Project is back from the wilderness for 2010, with an absolute beauty of a show for your listening pleasure right here:

As always we bring you a majestic mix of mind-melting tunes from Passion Pit, Chew Lips, Band of Skulls, Scandie upstarts JJ, Local Natives and Blakroc. Elsewhere, top new talent Mr Fogg kindly asks you to 'Keep Your Teeth Sharp’ , whilst Good Shoes pull a top drawer new single straight out of the onion bag.

Not only that but Hot Chip take to the stage for the first Album of the Week of the brand new series - we three guarantee that 'One Life Stand' will take pride of place in your CD collection faster than you can say 'well f*ck me, this show's a corker'

The features come fast and furious this week - Alex returns with a brilliantly revitalised take on the gig guide and we deliver a 'feature resurrection' of quite biblical proportions, all the while pondering the origins of our loveable rogue Alex . Listen on and you'll see why Dan and Christian are still none-the-wiser as to our cheeky chimney sweep's true identity ...

Until next time, do please enjoy the freshest installment of the finest new music, features and unbridled silliness courtesy of Team ADN.

Track listing:

1. Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come (Grum vocal remix)
2. Good Shoes - Under Control
3. Band of Skulls - Death by Diamonds and Pearls
4. Local Natives - Sun Hands
5. JJ - From Africa to Malaga

Album of the Week - Hot Chip - 'One Life Stand'
6. Hot Chip - Take it In
7. Hot Chip - Alley Cats

8. Hot Club de Paris - Dance the Ragged Dance
9. Chew Lips - Slick
10. New Young Pony Club - Lost A Girl
11. Blakroc - Why Can't I Forget Him
12. Mr Fogg - Keep Your Teeth Sharp
13. Memory Tapes - Green Knight