We've been very busy bunnies(get my easter reference) again!
Some of you may remember us linking up with London indie pop outfit Their Hearts Were Full of Spring in the Winter. Giving away two WINTER related downloads, well it was a runaway success, and now Their Hearts Were Full of Spring have returned from seasonal frivolities to present the second part in this ever-challenging cover-versions project SPRING. We've seen ‘WINTER' come and go, bringing with it: Over SEVEN THOUSAND unique downloads via God Is In The TV. An overwhelmingly positive embrace from the breadth of the blogosphere. A completely SOLD OUT physical release through Strange Torpedo Records. And more gushing praise than should be permitted amongst strangers...“Some of you might remember The Pixies doing a rather good version of this Neil Young track some years ago. Well this version is better...”“...evokes the chill winds of December...”
We now jointly announce new Single ‘SPRING' – Part Two in Series of Four Seasonal Releases featuring the tracks Tracks: The Coming of Spring/Lullaby of London which will be FREE to Download Exclusively from www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk from 13th APRIL 2009. It's accompanied by a Two-Track Limited CD in hand-screened sleeve – Available Exclusively at Live Shows. From snowdrops to daffodils here comes the follow-up - Double A-Side Single, ‘SPRING'. Once again, available to download for free exclusively via God Is In The TV [from 13Th April] and once again, in print and available only at shows courtesy of Strange Torpedo Records/// [from 11thApril].
CHAMBER VS GIITTV ZINE @ THE LEGION:
PASSION PIT: INTERVIEW
Off the back of a triumphant recent set at Austin Texas’ South By South West Bill Cummings and Sel Bulut caught up with Passion Pit guitarist and bassist Jeff Apruzzese to ask him to reflect on a whirlwind few months for one of the band’s of the moment. Their new album ‘Manners’ those ‘MGMT comparisons’ and what provides the inspiration for an act that's constantly boundlessly evolving: grasping onto melodies, samples, synth lines, and grooves: pushing the boundaries of what pop music means to them. Oh and just what is the most random gift they've got on the road?
Granchildren on Tour to SXSW
Sadly here at GIITTV we didn't have the budgets to stretch to luxury flights to last month's industry music shindig SXSW (set in Austin, Texas). So instead we thought we'd ask one of the best new bands we've heard in recent weeks to write us a little diary about their trip to SXSW. Fast rising multicolored Philadelphia, act Grandchildren are taking up residence on our stereo with their mind bending recently released Cold Warrior Ep. It's like the euphoric electro-acoustic rhythms of the Animal Collective having a protracted sonic arm wrestle with the insatiable grooves of TV On The Radio, there are even hints toward the pile driving instrumentals of early Trail of Dead, but there's something more exciting and individual about the Grandchilden sound it's a feeling of not knowing where this sonic journey is going to take you next. There's the unstoppable beats that drive trippy melodies, the surreal choirs of ominous voices and dizzying half familiar moments of rock and electonica augmented by unexpected instrumental stings. It's ambitious and sonically dexterous and we think its rather fabulous. It's closely followed by their new album in the Autumn.
Here's Gandchildren's Aleks Martray account of their DIY adventure through America and toward SXSW:
Bat for lashes- Two Suns
One of the biggest surprises in Natasha Khan's relatively short incarnation as Bat For Lashes is that she doesn#t already have a Mercury under her belt. The 29-year old's debut, 2006's Fur and Gold, was already an underground success, snowballing towards widespread critical acclaim and feverish expectation for the following year's Mercury Music Award, only for Klaxons to spoil the party. After a further two BRIT nominations also foiled Bat For Lashes was snatched back from the precipice of commercialism to some relief. That was all two years or so ago, though, and as Two Suns finds her much changed, Khan might very well be onto another meteoric rise.