Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

May 11, 2018
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I rarely touch a video game console these days despite how often I found myself punching away at controls during my youth. As such, I’ve never really played EA Sports’ FIFA releases, though I’ve come to realize that its soundtracks are always in line with my own music tastes. FIFA 2018 World Cup’s trailer features a song that involves two artists we hold dear here at IHM, namely electro-soul trailblazer NoMBe and rising hip hop artist Thutmose, both of whom we were lucky to catch at SXSW earlier this year. The two combine talents to give us a frisky hip hop and funky soul jam named Run Wild, which comes off like a vivaciously cavorting combination of Pharrell, Outkast, and NVDES. You can watch the FIFA video game trailer, here. Run Wild is a whole lot of unbridled fun. It courses with infectious, untamed energy. 

April 27, 2017

When Friday arrives, so shall Little Cub’s long awaited debut album Still Life. The South London trio shares a new treat ahead of that special day by unveiling an outstanding song with a seemingly absurdist title. Death Of A Football Manager is a steady driving, tightly woven mixture of dark electro pop and oblique art rock, a bit like Bloc Party or Everything Everything meets Wild Beasts with a touch of Foals. 

Vocalist Dominic Gore explains of the riveting tune and its captivating lyrics: “I wanted to write about the tragedy surrounding the death of former Wales manager Gary Speed. I was a big fan of his when I was a kid and his suicide was a massive shock to a lot of people. Not least because it seems so incongruous in the escapism and Sturm and Drang of being a sporting fan for something to happen that is genuine tragic. I have always been encapsulated by the narratives that surround Football often more than watching the games themselves and particularly now it is impossible to have almost 24-hour access to these threads via social media, blogs, and news outlets it feels more like a soap opera than ever. I wanted to write a song about Football that wasn’t a chant, that was about its meaning to people who are unable to express emotions in any other way.” 

Well gee, I don’t even watch football, which we call ‘soccer’ here in this strange nation across the Atlantic, yet I find myself absolutely drawn to the story behind this riveting new Little Cub song. Pre-order Little Cub’s album Still Life on deluxe LP and CD, here, or digitally, here.

OFFICIAL VID: St. Vincent – Digital Witness

February 1, 2014

Today, we get to gaze wondrously on Annie Clark’s new crazy Einstein hair again thanks to her new video for funky, experimental, avant-garde track Digital Witness. I’ve always been awes of St. Vincent… for her music, for her ingenue guitar prowess, and now, for her hair. It looks like she’s going to take right off the ground with that hair. In anycase, Digital Witness is another complex, intriguing listen off her upcoming self titled album out on February 25. It’s quite the upbeat and popping tune, not as dark and twisted as some of her other music and certainly a great one to dance around to. I’m looking forward to seeing her live again. She’s one of the more passionate and intense performers I’ve ever caught live, and it seems such a disparity to her gorgeous, dainty appearance. She’s fierce! Oh, there’s one more thing I’m in awe of when it comes to Annie Clark: her soccer skills. Watch a cool clip of her teaching the rainbow kick here

OFFICIAL VID: St. Vincent – Digital Witness

February 1, 2014

Today, we get to gaze wondrously on Annie Clark’s new crazy Einstein hair again thanks to her new video for funky, experimental, avant-garde track Digital Witness. I’ve always been awes of St. Vincent… for her music, for her ingenue guitar prowess, and now, for her hair. It looks like she’s going to take right off the ground with that hair. In anycase, Digital Witness is another complex, intriguing listen off her upcoming self titled album out on February 25. It’s quite the upbeat and popping tune, not as dark and twisted as some of her other music and certainly a great one to dance around to. I’m looking forward to seeing her live again. She’s one of the more passionate and intense performers I’ve ever caught live, and it seems such a disparity to her gorgeous, dainty appearance. She’s fierce! Oh, there’s one more thing I’m in awe of when it comes to Annie Clark: her soccer skills. Watch a cool clip of her teaching the rainbow kick here

OFFICIAL VID: Hot Chip – Don’t Deny Your Heart

November 27, 2012

This long weekend also brought us a brand new Hot Chip video and single off their current album In Our Heads. Check out the computer generated video for Don’t Deny Your Heart, which looks like a FIFA video game gone crazy interspersed with actual tour bus footage and band member likenesses. Groovy. So, someone tell me, why do we call football football in America, when soccer makes more sense as football? We’re so odd. 😉

OFFICIAL VID: Hot Chip – Don’t Deny Your Heart

November 27, 2012

This long weekend also brought us a brand new Hot Chip video and single off their current album In Our Heads. Check out the computer generated video for Don’t Deny Your Heart, which looks like a FIFA video game gone crazy interspersed with actual tour bus footage and band member likenesses. Groovy. So, someone tell me, why do we call football football in America, when soccer makes more sense as football? We’re so odd. 😉