Friday, 14 December 2007

BLOGiTORIAL 4 - with Xmas present included.

Bands dem good:

Munch Munch. Wedding EP. 7" / Download.

Now regular readers (are there any of you?!!!) will know that we’re massive fans of a cheap seats pun here, and rarely miss an opportunity to crowbar in some absolute stinkers in what is meant to be a music editorial. So when we voted on having Munch Munch – The Wedding as single of the week, you could almost see the monkeys start hammering on the typewriters inside our tiny, easily amused, minds. So why not chew on this mouthful of shoddy ways of describing how wonderful this record really is. It gobbles up everything else this week, bringing a marriage of musical ingredients that’s got the experimentalism of Heston Blumenthal, the sex appeal of Anthony Worral Thompson – just kidding! we mean Nigella Lawson…honest, and the pucka power of Jamie Oliver. Anyway, it’s one of the best things we’ve heard in ages – and if this lot keep writing tunes as half as good as this in 2008, then they’ll be no way of separating it from your stereo. A blissful union of all that’s good in modern guitar music.

Hear a sample of the EP at our myspace, yo!

Check out those nutso guys in action:

Kitsune Maison Vol 5. 12" out now.

Also making us run around the streets punching the air and hugging strangers – this is what people do in Archway – is the tiny amount of super upfront vinyl promos of Kitsune Maison 5. Literally a handful of these badboys, and naturally the fastest cats in town will be the ones to grab ‘em. Are you a fast cat? Prove it! It’s packed with all sorts of weird and wonderful tings from beat meddlers uch as Alan Braxe – who turns in a Timbaland-esque stomper, Teenagers, Late Of The Pier, MIA and Digitalism. You’ll be 11.8% cooler with this in your collection.

Click here to get yours.

Public Service Broadcast. 5quid CD for 22 tracks!

Compilations; they can bless you with music that you had no idea existed; sounds that enrich your life and lead you off down thrillingly new and exciting tangents. And Public Service Broadcast Nine is packed with all sorts of bits that have pricked up our ears. It’s not consistently amazing, but with 22 tracks for a fiver, there’s more than enough to justify your moonah. Take House of Brothers for instance – it’s ace and still relatively unknown; take Tiger Force for example – OK, we’re biased but Beat This is still the best clapping song since Clapping Song; take Holy Fuck as case in point – one of the bands of 2007 and you get a song here that’s not on their mesmeric debut album (one of our top 10s of the year chart fans). So you can’t really complain (unless you name is Ebeneezer Scooge and you’ve not yet been visited by otherworldly spirits pointing out that you’re Scooge and you’ve not yet been visited by otherworldly spirits pointing out that you’re a rude fucker and that you should maybe cheer up). Album of the week!!!

Click here for the details!

Also out: Hadouken - Not Here To Please You (USB), Lady Fortune - 12 O Clock, Nearly 1 O Clock, Hurry Up, Crystal Castles - Air War - Seven Inch, Marquis Cha Cha Special Offer – Cheap Bundles!, Marina And The Diamonds - Mermaid Vs Sailor, Ice Sea Dead People - Hence Elvis, Crystal Castles vs HEALTH - Crimewave / Xxzxcuze Me.

More Pure Groove videos are up:

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and last but not least. Our Xmas Present to you, the Pure Groove Festiv-al:

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See you HERE. x

ps- check out this for a larf- Rave Generator.

Friday, 7 December 2007

PURE GROOVE BLOGiTORIAL #3 - albums of the year!

Sup kids. What's going on?

THIS is:

kotki dwa. Robins Clogs. 7" w/ free photo! / Download (from Monday)

kotki dwa. That’s kotki not kokti. And it’s kotki with a small k. Right, now your lesson in this band’s name (which came from a Polish lullaby, Eastern European sleepsong fans) has concluded, it’s time we told you about this week’s single of the week. It’s happier than Grandpa on Xmas Day with a bottle of sherry, more brightly coloured than a decorated Crimbo tree, and comes loaded with more free gifts than a chubby red man with flying horses. Sunshine pop for winter, it’s a prelude to their amazing looking London show next Saturday night that features live music, films, stageshows, magic acts, dancing monkeys in wetsuits and more! We’re not sure about some of those but we’ll all be there anyway!

The band gave us loads of amazing artwork bits (come into the shop to see the collage Gina made!) and with every 7" we are giving away a photo from the making of the video (while stocks last).

Wrap the AMAZING aforementioned video around your iris:


Gideon Conn. I Want You Around. 10" / free instore Saturday.

Newest kid on the block Gideon Conn is comin atcha for what could be more fun than a bag full of tickle-sticks this Saturday at the shop, lets say 4pm. The single "i want you around" is out now and is all over the Radio like a hip-hop rash (that is the BEST kind of rash you can have!) Skippidy-pow!

Instore Event Page

Gideon Conn myspace

White Williams. Smoke. Exclusive import CD album.

Album of the week comes from White Williams, a multicoloured electronic pop journey that has been tickling us like a Christmas puppy in these chilly December days. The ever-so talented Joe Williams, whose addiction to painting his face in Tippex as a child gave him the bandname, hails from the U S of A, and we are privileged enough to have import copies of this wonderful release. Fans of our very own Whitey and Hot Chip (who aren’t part of the Puregroove family by blood but we still like to consider them part of the tribe; a bit like your Uncle Terry that’s not actually your mum or dad’s brother) will find Smoke slips on as comfortably as a snug woolly jumper on the 25th of December, but unlike said gift from mother, you won’t be sending this off to a new home at the charity shop three days later. Please note - the comment about Tippex really isn’t true.

Listen: White Williams myspace

no video, but get involved with this mesmerizing picture:

Friendly Fires. Paris. Single out now.

“One day, we’re gonna live in Paris, I promise, I’m on it…” – Now the lead singer from Friendly Fires is either a soppy romantic, or he’s planning to go canoeing tonight, vanish, then start a new life in the City of Love under a new name, where his other half will join him and they’ll live happily ever after spending the money they made from his disappearance. All the time, his duped bandmates will be sitting at home asking how it all went wrong just when they released one of 2007’s best singles. We reckon it’s the first option. But if he misses a gig in the next few days due to a ‘canoeing incident’ then you know where to look. Anyhows… what a song! Huge euphoric pads, a lovely percussive groove, a huge lifting chorus – it’s the party tune of the season!

Lykke Li. Little Bit. 10".

Lykke Li might sound like a character from Streetfighter but there ain’t no kicks to the senses in this beautiful EP from the Swedish lass. Instead, it’s a pillow of softly cushioned off-kilter melodic pop music that takes you on a magic carpet ride through the skies while keeping you warm with a blanket of goose-feathered melodic lovliness. She’s currently one of the buzz acts around, dragging A&Rs on a global mission to the many places she’s playing, but they could have just sauntered down to sunny Archway and snapped up one of these little gems. Only 20 in store – which’ll be gone soon…

And also y'know what? We have the very 1st release by Foals & Tired Irie at our download shop.



BATTLES - MIRRORED is our top dog.

and in no particular order:

Thurston Moore
– Trees Outside The Academy

Dan Deacon – Spiderman Of The Rings

Kotki Dwa - Only You Are Not Sleeping

Troubles - Sentaur

White Rabbits - Fort Nightly

Jamie T
- Panic Prevention

LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver

Art Brut - It's A Bit Complicated

Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

Tiger Force
- Wasp In A Jar

Jeffery Lewis – 12 Crass songs

Stolen Recordings Volume 2

Jose Vanders – Mini Album

Tape That Compilation

No Pain In Pop Compilation

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

Feist - The Reminder

Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

Kate Nash – Made Of Bricks

The Horrors - Strange House

Simian Mobile Disco - Attack, Decay, Sustain Release

Architecture In Helsinki – Places Like This

Matthew Dear – Asa Breed

The Rakes - Ten New Messages

Joakim – Monsters & Silly Songs

Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam

Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck

Kitsune Maison 4

M.I.A. – Kala

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

The Royal We - The Royal We

Beirut – Flying Cup Club

Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

GoodShoes – Think Before You Speak

Example – What We Made

– T

DJ Mehdi - Lucky Boy

Alelia Diane - The Pirates Gospel

Burial – Untrue

– Your Magic

Bonde De Role – With Lazers

Fields – Everything Last Winter

Deal with that, Santa.


Monday, 3 December 2007

White Williams

White (Joe) Williams

YES! The White Williams album has just arrived from the states. I have been waiting for this for ages. I love this guy's stuff and the album is no disappointment. Yippee!

Click Here to get your mitts on a copy