Blog 18 – New Music: June 2015


I haven’t mentioned producers/electronic artists in these blogs before, so I thought it was about time we did something about that…with someone I know nothing about. Apart from he’s from Sydney. Home of the brunch, and the best coffee in the world. Excuse my use of the next adjective. This is just…well…luscious. I know. I KNOW. Pure lush deep house.

In Heaven

In Heaven are a band that A&Rs in the music industry got very excited about. REALLY QUICKLY. Which is often a good sign to avoid. Irrational thinking and hysteria makes the real situation around a band very noisy. But here’s their first single. Balls out scuzzy rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a kick in the face. And I want more. They’re on tour this October, all over the UK, with Vant and The Big Moon.

Pleasure Beach

Let me start with some honesty. The first time the track kicked in – I thought it was Future Islands.  They are, however, a Belfast based 5 piece. Their dreamy synths and driving drums really hooked me in. I quickly got excited as the song thundered on. At one point I stood up and shouted ‘”The new Arcade Fire”, at no one. (I was sat by myself in a cold studio.) It’s nice to hear something sound so big. Wanky word alert incoming. Sonically, there’s loads going on. And yet they’ve still got so much to give, because they’re only just getting started…

AIM Awards 2015

Dan is set to host one of this year’s AIM Awards Shows for 2015. Hotly tipped Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James, is headlining the Borderline in London, on Tuesday June 30th. Support on the night comes from Meadowlark and Rebecca Clements. Mike Walsh, Head of Music at XFM, has curated the line-up. “The AIM Independent Music Awards recognises the real heroes of music; those who do things their own way, make phenomenal music and inspire us all with their creativity, commitment & brilliance.

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This summer, Lipton Ice Tea are putting on a series of awesome events across London…and you’re invited! Dan will be DJing in Kings Cross on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th. Come and get involved in the 100M slip ‘n’ slide as Central London becomes a temporary water park for the weekend. If you fancy it, you’ll need a ticket. Click here for all the details and don’t forget to bring those swimmers!