Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

March 7, 2018

We’ve been in love with Only Girl’s drop-dead gorgeous voice and her beautifully evocative tapestries carved out of ethereal pop and sensual R&B soul for a very long time, as long time IHM readers probably know. Yet, we never knew the backstory to much of her music. That is, until now, thanks to a piece from BBC’s Entertainment & Arts division that was published today. And the light it has shed on the South East London singer songwriter’s music has illuminated it in such a way that it’s made Only Girl’s songs even more moving than before, which was something I couldn’t have imagined could happen. Please read the article before you take in Only Girl’s new music video, here. It’s incredible what she’s gone through with her now husband, who was the victim of a “one punch attack” in Britain that left him with a serious brain injury. It’s an inspiring story of love, support, hope, and dedication. And the video for Only Girl’s latest single Mountain captures that story in its archive footage, which magnifies the dulcet billowing gem’s heartfelt radiance and heartrending power. I’ll be carrying this to SXSW next week where I hope I’ll get to catch Ellen Murphy live, where every song will feel that much more meaningful and powerful. Download/stream Mountain, here.

January 29, 2016
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IHM has been championing London’s Vaults for what feels like forever, so it was a much cathartic night when I finally caught the compelling band live at Popscene last fall. It was easily one of the most gorgeous sets that I witnessed all year long, with their majestic dark pop and lead vocalist Blythe Pepino’s spectacular voice taking full, mesmerizing command of the room. Vaults recently visited BBC Radio 2, and on the show, they performed a stunning cover of one of 2015′s best songs, Foals’ Mountain At My Gates. The keys driven cover is yet another spectacular way to really take in Blythe’s immaculate, impeccable vocals. Two of my 2015 favorites collide on the cover.

August 1, 2014
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Jumping into my first remix share of the day with this excellent version of Bombay Bicycle Club’s Home By Now by New York based producer Nicita. Home By Now is actually one of my top favorite tunes off BBC’s recent album So Long, See You Tomorrow, reminding me some of Phantogram with their use of shimmering, dark synths. Nicita takes advantage of the more electric approach on the song, morphing it into a hypnotic track filled with lush, complex layers of synths and endless rhythmic drum beats.

August 1, 2014
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Jumping into my first remix share of the day with this excellent version of Bombay Bicycle Club’s Home By Now by New York based producer Nicita. Home By Now is actually one of my top favorite tunes off BBC’s recent album So Long, See You Tomorrow, reminding me some of Phantogram with their use of shimmering, dark synths. Nicita takes advantage of the more electric approach on the song, morphing it into a hypnotic track filled with lush, complex layers of synths and endless rhythmic drum beats.

July 29, 2014
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Manchester production act Club Clique is the only act out there to have remixed Bombay Bicycle Club’s Come To, and they’re quite proud of the fact, since they’re big fans. They are rightfully so. The official remix of the tune, off BBC’s brilliant album So Long, See You Tomorrow, is an utterly entrancing, pulsing, yet restrained dance floor take, flavored with some delectable disco and tons of uplifting warmth. I suggest you follow it up with Club Clique’s nu-disco take on Lana Del Rey’s Gods And Monsters, below.

July 29, 2014
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Manchester production act Club Clique is the only act out there to have remixed Bombay Bicycle Club’s Come To, and they’re quite proud of the fact, since they’re big fans. They are rightfully so. The official remix of the tune, off BBC’s brilliant album So Long, See You Tomorrow, is an utterly entrancing, pulsing, yet restrained dance floor take, flavored with some delectable disco and tons of uplifting warmth. I suggest you follow it up with Club Clique’s nu-disco take on Lana Del Rey’s Gods And Monsters, below.

OFFICIAL VID: Bombay Bicycle Club – Come To

June 23, 2014

A couple weekends ago, I was revisiting Bombay Bicycle Club’s album So Long, See You Tomorrow, while camping with some of my best buds in Big Sur. The revisit reminded me how fantastic the album is, leaving me marveling at how much BBC innovated on the album compared to their earlier (but much cherished) music. Come To is one of the many quality tracks off the album, showcasing an intricate, synthier, and dreamier sound that oozes with an alluring sultriness. Today, the indie darlings released a music video for the tune, utilizing live show footage from their gig at the Brixton Academy back in March.

OFFICIAL VID: Bombay Bicycle Club – Come To

June 23, 2014

A couple weekends ago, I was revisiting Bombay Bicycle Club’s album So Long, See You Tomorrow, while camping with some of my best buds in Big Sur. The revisit reminded me how fantastic the album is, leaving me marveling at how much BBC innovated on the album compared to their earlier (but much cherished) music. Come To is one of the many quality tracks off the album, showcasing an intricate, synthier, and dreamier sound that oozes with an alluring sultriness. Today, the indie darlings released a music video for the tune, utilizing live show footage from their gig at the Brixton Academy back in March.

May 2, 2014
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Last night, I was picking out the awesome albums I plan to bring on my camping trip this weekend. Of course, Bombay Bicycle Club’s So Long, See You Tomorrow was selected for the journey. Stand out album track Home By Now has been remixed this week by Chicago producer Louis the Child, and the fizzy, synthy mix is the perfect addition to your summer playlist.

May 2, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147110393/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Last night, I was picking out the awesome albums I plan to bring on my camping trip this weekend. Of course, Bombay Bicycle Club’s So Long, See You Tomorrow was selected for the journey. Stand out album track Home By Now has been remixed this week by Chicago producer Louis the Child, and the fizzy, synthy mix is the perfect addition to your summer playlist.