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Kim Novak

June 10th, 2007

Luck & Accident
VÖ: 24.08.2007
Label: Talitres
Vertrieb: Rough Trade

From France the four members of Kim Novak have played together since two years.

Haunted by diversified influences such as indie (from Interpol to the Tindersticks, from Radiohead to the Talking Heads), soul music and classic rock, Kim Novak not only sounds energically rock but also untypically etheral. Their music is not driven by any one instrument and each song has it own sound and style which produce a melodic, groovy and electric setlist.

Through positive blog reviews like the New York´s blog “šEar Farm´ and their opening night off show of the French Festival “šLa Route du Rock´ in St. Malo last year, the band manage to increase their notoriety and spread their to everyone´s ears, in France which allow them to reach the “šPrintemps de Bourges´ short listening in October 2005.

The following year, Kim Novak signed to Talitres records and under the tutelafe of the french producer Francois Chevfallier with the contribution of Markus Dravs (who had worked previously with Brian Eno, Björk or more recently Arcade Fire) recorded their debut album “šLuck & Accident´ in december 2006.

www.myspace.com/kimnovakk www.talitres.com www.roughtrade.de

Bitte schickt mir die Belegexemplare zu…Danke!

MELODYCAT, Denise Mayer, Schieferstr.16, 65388 Bärstadt, 0174/1774147, denise@melodycat.de


December 28th, 2006

VÖ: 17.02.2007
Label: My Kung Fu
Vertrieb: rough trade

Welcome inside the brilliant mind of Cassidy Phillips: a solo artist, known as Drone. He makes personal songs, ditties and groovy bassline workouts – sometimes funny, sometimes unsettling – with bleeps, strings, spoken word and the odd clattering beat. Drone is from Kidwelly, West Wales and colourformoney is his first full-length work.

Currently, young Mr Phillips’ favoured tool is a rather ancient piece of sound tracking software into which he crams his many musical ideas. Delightedly a collector and mangler of sounds, he permits the occasional happy accident. Indeed, the music is coated in glorious lo-fi warmth and crackle – the kind that our children raised on digital perfection (so-called), may never know. Unless Drone captures it!

Drone makes the most out of the least.

For proof, check the strings and sweetness of Waterlilies then the unexpected patchwork breakcore rush of Bellydance. Then we have the deliciously creepy Spiderhead, a dub song where squelchy aquatic noises give rise to looping and lolloping vocal refrains. You may wish to sing along.

Telephone is a heartwrenching vocal lament in magnetic eddy currents, while Etherheart is an intriguing autobiographical tale over music box melodies…

Beyond reasonable doubt then, you will find that colourformoney is a very special and rich set of tunes.

But did you suppose I would give away all the surprises that came from the mind of this unique artist? No, sir or madam. Plenty more.

01 Waterlilies | 02 Bellydance | 03 Hopscotch | 04 Spiderhead (Green Man) | 05 Ninny | 06 Telephone | 07 Cutting Teeth | 08 Etherheart | 09 Vintage Pt.i | 10 Vintage Pt.ii | 11 Plink Plink Plink

www.drone.me.uk www.my-kung-fu.com www.roughrtrade.de

Bitte schickt mir die Belegexemplare zu. Vielen Dank!
Denise Mayer, Schieferstr. 16, 65388 Bärstadt, 0174/1774147, denise@melodycat, www,melodycat.de