Friday, 25 February 2011

Label to watch..

Gotta put a good word out for this bloke.

Dan Hoal from Los Angeles is a rather dab hand at knocking out a good tune and his production/engineering work is second to none.. He's worked with the likes of Aimee Mann, The French Kicks and more notably the great Nancy Sinatra.

He's just launched his own record label 'Hollywood Fly Records' which promises to deliver some quality, down to earth bands and music.

The man has great and varied taste in music. You only have to hear what he's doing with the brilliant up and coming Kid Moxie..

I may sound a bit biased here as i've also had the pleasure to work with the Moxies and Dan but i have to say, i do look forward to hearing new things from these guys and the label.

Check out Dans new label and Kid Moxie here

Good luck Dan. ;)


New Hong Kong in the 60's album.. Now!

Dreamy, dreamy... so damn dreamy! Thats why i love this bunch so much...

Here for the first time in british air, is the much awaited release of HK60's first proper album 'My Fantoms'..

Capturing the forgotten past that never was and sounds of 60's/70's stereo test albums, My Fantoms oozes a summery, breeziness that basically makes you want to be lying in some corn field in Devon or somewhere with a loved one watching the clouds drift by..

Particular floaty driftiness is found in tracks like 'At your Door'(love that synth in the mid8), 'All at sea' and the title track itself..

Often times i am reminded of early Saint Etienne in Fox Base Alpha mode.. Lovely!

A track that immediately makes me quite excited in a rather nerdy way is the wibbly wobbly 'Les Petits Chasseurs Au Bord Du Lac Lunaire', a synthy affair that sounds like a cross between very early Depeche Mode B-Sides and Alan Hawkshaw..

All in all, a very pleasurable listening experience and an album which for sure i will be listening very close to this summer.. ;)

You can download Fantoms from here