Archive for October, 2009

Stapo’s Sick Six – 2nd Edition

October 27, 2009

Thanks to everyone who gave their feedback last week. Some good comments,  some bad, some which i blatantly hung up on. . .

Anyway 2nd Edition is set to be another ripper. A few chilled ones and a couple of faster ones.

I’ve now embeded Youtube videos, have a listen, and tell me what you think.

Here we go. . .2nd Edition!

Queens Of The Stone Age – Little Sister (Lullabies to paralyze)


Queens of the Stone Age are one of those bands that go slightly under the radar, but they’ve got some rocking tracks. This track became popular after being featured in an episode of entourage, and why not; it’s really good. Front man Josh Homme’s soothing blues vocals smooth over the jagged and fast paced guitar.

Note: Josh Homme is currently in two other bands: ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ and more recently ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ with ‘Foo Fighter’s’ Dave Grohl and ‘Led Zepplin’s’ John Paul Jones. Both of these bands are touring Australia early in the year.

The xx – Islands (xx)


The xx are a very chilled band. Thier Debut album titled xx produces some very cool, calm songs which are ideal for cruising in the car or having summer beers. Hailing from the same school as fellow UK band Hot chip, these 20 year olds are only at the beginning of the road. They were placed at number 6 in the 2009  NME The Future 50 list. This track is very cool and takes advantage of boys male and female vocals, reminds me of angus and julia stone. Enjoy!

Grizzly Bear – While you wait for the others (Veckatamist)


Grizzly Bear are this years Fleet Foxes. Their use of vocal harmonies vintage style puts them in a unique category of music; old but new. But one thing is clear they are really good. Their Debut album shows maturity far beyond their years and this particular track sounds like it’s sung by an old man rather than these young lads. Grizzly Bear are playing the Falls festivals.

Ryan Adams – Everybody knows (Easy Tiger)

Ryan on the beach

Ryan Adams, (yes RYAN Adams, not Bryan) is a musical genius. A country singer who dresses like a punk rocker. But don’t let the words Country Music scare you away from what is really good music. Have a listen and i’m sure you’ll be converted!

Note: Adams gained notoriety amongst the teens for his rendition of Oasis’ Wonderwall which was played on the hit T.V series the O.C.

Cut Copy DJ’s – Drop the Bomb


Cut Copy; everyone in Australia knows them. Most like them. They have taken their style of modernised 80’s pop music and placed a stranglehold on the 12-25 year olds of this country. Many bands in Aus have now begun trying to put their spin on what Cut Copy started and have found success, (Van She, Grafton Primary, Miami horror). But early days cut copy mashed and mixed samples to great effect. They continue this in the form of Cut Copy DJ’s. No vocals just dropping bombs (excuse the pun). . . Have a listen to this track and you’ll start jiving no doubt.

Incubus – Anna Molly (Light Grenades)


Incubus have been around for ages, they play a very californian style of rock. This track is fast paced and has some wicked drum fills, have a listen and enjoy!


Stapo’s Sick Six – 1st Edition

October 23, 2009

Stapo’s Sick Six

Music is like Food, everyone listens to it and everyone has their own taste. Some enjoy commercial food like Mc Donalds, others enjoy exotic strange dishes, the rest enjoy a variety of food which is what this blog is all about. TUNES. . ?

Each week i’ll post 6 tunes from various genres, some of which you’ll have heard others you may not have. But they’re all gems!

So here we go 1st Edition. . . .

Beck – Gamma Ray (Modern Guilt)


Beck is an artist who is hard to define, his tracks range from hip/hop to rock to urban grooves. This track Gamma Ray is a song that oozes summer, you can’t listen to this without thinking about the beach or sunshine. Have a Listen and tell me what you think. . .

Eagles Of Death Metal – I Like to move in the night (Death By Sexy)


Eagles of Death Metal, despite the title are not a Death Metal Band. Consisting of two permanent members; Jesse ‘the devil’ Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme, the rest of the band filter through including Dave Grohl and various other notable musos. EODM are a band which play rocking light-hearted tunes about Cherry-Cola and Dogs, this tune is impossible to resist banging head to. EODM will be touring Australia early next year as part of the Sound wave Festival.

Fleet Foxes – He Doesn’t know Why (Fleet Foxes)


Fleet Foxes are a band which could have existed during the gold rush and nobody would bat an eye-lid. their image and music feels like it’s from another lifetime.  Their Debut self titled Album presented a batch of songs which contradicted the path of modern music and became extremely popular, playing Falls Festival in 2008/9 and winning NME’s Album of the year in 2008. They were one of the most successful bands of  last year, this track is one of my favourites of the album. listening to this song makes you reminisce. . .

Phoenix – If i ever feel better (United)


Phoenix are a  French Pop rock Band who have been around for a while now and are starting to get some commercial recognition in Australia. From the same batch of 90’s French groups as Air and Daft Punk, Phoenix present some groovy pop tunes which are hard not to dance to. Recently toured Australia to packed shows. This track is one which gives you the general idea of what they’re about. enjoy!

Note: Phoenix guitarist Laurent Brancowitz was formerly in a band with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who eventually became Daft Punk. . .

Kasabian – Processed Beats (Kasabian)


I can’t speak more highly of Kasabian. They are currently the best band in the world in my opinion. They have taken everything that was cool about  Britain in the 90’s and modernised it for the people of today. Front Men Tom Meighan and Sergio Pizzorno oooze that UK rock confidence previously seen in Liam and Noel Gallagher (the Gods of Brit-pop). Live shows are insane, get ready Big Day Out 2010! this track is a groovey beat which just feels effortlessly cool. . . .

Mark Ronson feat. Lily Allen – Oh My God (Version)


Mark Ronson is the Uk version of Timbaland, everything he touches turns to gold (except in a good way, not in a shit timbaland way). He’s the producer behind Amy Winehouses Album ‘back to black’ and the Kaiser Chiefs new album to name a few. His solo album ‘version’ is a cover album which placed Ronson’s unique spin on some well known songs. This track is a cover of a Kaiser Chiefs song ‘Oh My God’ sung by Lily Allen and obviously produced by Mark Ronson. Cracker!

So that’s it for the first installment of Stapo’s Sick Six!

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or otherwise leave a comment. Hope you enjoy the tracks!