In 2009 Moshi Moshi approached Kindness to release a single (his minimalist version of the Replacements’ Swingin’ Party, backed with the breezy funk track Gee Up. Now signed to Polydor/Universal this single Cyan was released in October 2011 and Gee Up gets re-released with the album in March.
It’s got recognisable reference points — the leftfield disco of Walter Gibbons, the cosmopolitan rhythms of Grace Jones and Tom Tom Club, the frictionless 80s R&B of Alexander O’Neal, the blurry Polaroid pop of Ariel Pink — but they’re in an unfamiliar context.
Django Django have been honing their art for over 2 years, this stop frame video to the single ‘Default’ is a collaboration between the band and Director Dan Brereton. The debut album is released on 30th January.
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Alt-j are too fresh for the tips for 2012, they have been receiving daytime support from Radio by Fern Cotton and Jo Whiley following support from Huw Stephen’s.
They are deep thinking art students from Leeds who produce pop with a post punk underbelly, a unique sound. Now signed to Infectious Records the label that brought you Temper Trap, Cloud Control and Real Estate they release there single in February and the album is released in April, watch them go.