Jul 14 2013

Weekend Videos: Adi Ulmanksy – “Gurl Powa”

Adi Ulmansky is a veritable burst of fresh color both in a literal sense- her bright hair tones and manga inspired fashion are unmissable- as well with her scatty 8-bit mini epics.

Hot on the heels of a series of well received mixtapes and EPs the Israeli singer/producer is gearing up to release her ‘Hurricane Girl‘ EP later this month with new single “Girl Powa“, from her last EP. 

Clocking in at just over 1.40 the track is an infectious mix of apocalyptic samples and machine gun saccharine vocals guaranteed to get you out of your seat.

Adi is set to play the Tune In Tel-Aviv conference next week and we look forward to catching some fresh new material from the multifaceted rising star

Hurricane Girl‘ is due out on the 29th of July.

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Apr 15 2013

Weekend Videos: Lucille – “Too Much”

Last week we featured Lucille and their single ‘Deep In Da Mudd‘ on these pages. It’s worth mentioning I caught the 9-piece live a few weeks back and it was excellent and almost spiritual; as the above video shows.

While the collective may call Tel Aviv their home there is a sense that they could easily be transplanted anywhere in the world and still be killing it live.

Check out these other tracks from their previous EP as we await the results of the album they are currently in the process of recording.

TRACKS:

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Dec 4 2012

Tiny Fingers release instrumental live-set “MEGAFAUNA”

Tiny Fingers made people standup and take notice with their 2011 release ”Massive Fingers Spacetrip” which deservedly got the band attention in their native Israel. Earlier this year they followed it up with “Foreign Telegrams“, an album conceived and recorded in one intense session.

The genre hopping outfit continue their prolific spree re-emerging last month with what is surely their most ambitious project to date. Recorded in a single take, ”MEGAFAUNA” shows a band that clearly thrives in the pressure cooker environment of the studio delivering a brilliant dose of post-rock and electronic sounds with grooves the size of the Grand Canyon.

Whilst their music will undeniably be a little heavy for some listeners there is a keen sense of melody throughout the project bringing to mind a cross between Planes Mistaken For Stars and The Mars Volta. The latter is not a completely casual reference as the El Paso superstars hand-picked Tiny Fingers as their support act during their israeli tour.

With dates in New York City for CMJ already under their belt and plans for a US and Scandinavian tour to come you can expect Tiny Fingers to continue rising and on the basis of their recent output will likely surprise us with at least a couple more genre-bending releases in 2013.

MEGAFAUNA” is out now and will be released via YouTube in its entirety with the three-piece promising further track leaks in the next few weeks.

TRACKS:

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Nov 7 2010

Weekend Videos: Karolina – Smile 2 Me

Kutiman first came to my attention with his phenomenal Thru-You project where he cut and pasted from a multitude of videos to create wholly original compositions. The artist’s work has recently been displayed his work at the YouTube exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York.

His most recent project was for Israeli singer Karolina. The two of them set out for a whole day in Tel Aviv shooting over 150 different locations. The final outcome just goes to confirm Kutiman‘s genius.

TRACKS:

Karolina – Smile

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Sep 29 2010

Introducing Electra

electra Introducing ElectraTel Aviv three-piece Electra are at the forefront of the Israeli indie rock scene.  The sound of The Clash and Buzzcocks seeps obviously through their recordings as does an occasionl hint of The Libertines just for safe measures.

With tracks as catchy as their single ‘Coming To Get You‘ there is no reason why they should change their approach. This is good ol rock n roll and it’s fine by me.

Their recently released full length ‘Heartbreak For Fools‘ is out now on Anova Records

TRACKS:

Electra – Coming To Get You

doublecougar Introducing Electra