Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fair Ohs – Salt Flats

Fair Ohs Salt Flats

Fair Ohs Salt Flats CD design

London based band Fair Ohs have released their newest single Salt Flats via the new record label X-Ray Recordings.

The single is now available on flexi-postcard which is basically a postcard that can be played on a record player. Odd, right? But it’s true. It’s also available to download on digital formats.

The flexi-postcard editions come with an exclusive B-Side track titled Gold Hill. Not only this but each flexi-postcard when bought directly comes with a personal message from the band.

You can order yours now from X-Ray Recordings.

You can also check out the track below to see if you’re tempted to order it:

Salt Flats – Fair Ohs by X-RAY RECORDINGS

Fair Ohs released their debut album last year titled Everything is Dancing which saw them draw influences from West African funk and 60s psychedelic rock. Salt Flats takes them back to their punk roots.

Salt Flats was released on 23 January on X-Ray Recordings.

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Horx and P3000 ft Fleur – The One

Horx, P3000 and Fleur have come together to produce a collaboration with three very different artists and therefore three very different influences. To some this may sound like a death trap but in actual fact, the single The One sounds OK.

These three separate people are very talented at what they do and the song itself isn’t terrible. For example, it’s better than Will.i.am’s T.H.E (The Hardest Ever) in which Mick Jagger has become a total sell out but The One for me does sound pretty much like any other dance/dubstep song around.

With so many influences put into this record, you would hope to hear something original in it but there is nothing instantly distinctive that makes you think when you first hear it, “Wow, this is cool! I haven’t heard anything like this before!” and that does seem a shame.

Fleur has a great voice, there’s no denying that but the music itself doesn’t shine. In some ways it’s a clever collaboration which experiments with the dance and dubstep genres. In others though, it doesn’t meet its potential and unfortunately left me a little disappointed.

But it seems other people feel very differently about this song. Initial support for the record came from Benga who was closing his sets with it. It then got radio play from Mistajam, Rob da Bank and Eddy Temple Morris as an unsigned track. Finally it landed its full release for March 18 on 360 Records.

Now it’s up to you to make your own mind up. Check out the track below:

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Boy Friend – Egyptian Wrinkle Free Remix Available

This is an exciting time for the Texan girl-duo, Boy Friend, as they are set to release their single, Egyptian Wrinkle, on January 23. Alongside this, they have also unveiled a free remix of the track by Stockholm boy-duo The Whendays.

Not only this but Boy Friend are due to release their album, also titled Egyptian Wrinkle, on February 6. I don’t think they can cram much else into these two months, do you?

Boy Friend

Boy Friend are Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown

The single Egyptian Wrinkle is a song full of relaxing synth sounds, distant vocals and romantic harmonies which will instantly draw you in and make you want more.

The Texan duo have become known for their lovesick lyrics which are full of a passion for fantasy and narratives. The strong, melodic vocals and guitars combined with their breath-taking ability to produce that 80s ambience that was once so loved leaves you with one great track which will easily go on repeat.

Their first full-length album of the same name was recorded in a friend’s house in north Austin surrounded by dogs, bongos and plenty of warm Texan vibes.

Check out The Whendays remix here.

Boy Friend will be announcing UK tour dates very soon so make sure you check back for updates.

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