Friday, 10 April 2009


Chew Lips are a weird sort of band, well for me at least. I just can't put my finger on them. Band members Tigs, Will and James push their songs forward into another dimension with strained vocals (I mean that as a compliment) and soaring keyboards.

The riff lover in me is slightly miffed that this riot grrrl is in love with what is essentially an electro band but times change and this is a perfect time to go with the flow respectfully instead of jumping on the Little Boots bandwagon (she was boring in Dead Disco and is boring now).

Anyway to give you a little taster of their best work here is their best song 'Solo'.

Their new single Solo, with exclusive remixes, is avaliable to purchase from Kitsune and to download from most download providers.

Chew Lips begin a UK tour supporting wannabe rockstars The Virgins. For more info go to

Friday, 3 April 2009


The song of the month is The Beer by Kimya Dawson.

Lately I've been listening to this song on repeat cuz I just can't get over how good it is. For ages I couldn't work out exactly what it is that I love about it but I think I know now.

Darker than most of Dawson's uplifting ditties, 'The Beer' tackles her emotions at the worst time in her life.

The lyrics are even more inportant than ever in this song.

My favourites are:

"I ate every single one without noticing the mold you said you're gross my darling, I said no I'm rock and roll
The christians gave me comic books as if I would be
scared of burning in hell well I was already there

You can be a teenager for your whole fucking life
just find some pretty sucker and make that bitch your wife

First I cried for him and then I cried for me
haunted by the ghost of the girl I used to be

Here's a live version of 'The Beer' at Antifolk #2, Mains D'oeuvres in 2002 and a another version below.

Enjoy x.x.x.