Chrysalismusic’s Blog


We do the links so you don’t have to by Will
April 30, 2009, 10:56 am
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Special mention goes to Metric this week, who are being given their own week on Drowned in Sound! Features include Jimmy’s guide to Toronto, Joshua’s guide to NYC, ‘Fantasies’ Track by Track and an exclusive behind the scenes 3 part documentary, ‘The Rawside of Metric’.

Elsewhere, aside from Swine Flu pandemonium (the man sat next to me on the E3 bus to work today coughed twice..Am I now INFECTED?!!!’) we can link you up to:

** Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Shepherds Bush ** The Horrors on making ‘Primary Colours’ ( which just got a 9/10 in the NME (9/10… 9/10.) ** 3 Strikes back on the French Parliament agenda ** More ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ teasers from messrs Burton/SparkleHorse and Lynch** 

Don’t get Swine Flu if you can help it.

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Tinchy Stryder Number 1!! by Will
April 28, 2009, 10:39 am
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Tinchy Stryder is currently number 1 in the charts with,err… ‘Number 1’!! The song was written by N Dubz and our very own Fraser T Smith. We’re thrilled.



We do the links so you don’t have to by Will
April 24, 2009, 12:11 pm
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** ‘What does the Pirate bay verdict mean for innovation’ – An interesting piece in the Guardian ** New Horrors Video for ‘Who Can Say’  **Bat For Lashes on Later with Jools ‘High Pitch Musical Wizard’ Holland ** Review of Bat For Lashes @Shepherds Bush Empire  ** Yeah Yeah Yeahs play ‘Heads will Roll’ on Jimmy Fallon ** The Sparklehorse / Dangermouse ‘Dark Night of the Soul’  legend continues to grow… **

May your weekend be weekendish. And wonderful.



New Signing: The Horrors by Gareth
April 23, 2009, 10:18 am
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So thrilled to announce that we have signed The Horrors in an exclusive publishing deal, moving forward. The band’s second album, ‘Primary Colours’ will be released on XL on May 4 and has been produced by our very own Geoff Barrow of Portishead. Check out the video for ‘Sea Within a Sea’ below… Thrilled.

– Gareth



New Devendra Songs roadtested this week by Will
April 22, 2009, 11:33 am
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Does what it says on the tin… New Devendra Banhart material. This is exciting.

Also check out Megapuss (best name ever?) if you haven’t already. Wondermog could have worked also.



News. by Will
April 17, 2009, 2:54 pm
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This week the world followed a new dog called Bo, saw The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, erm.. Phil Spector, sentenced to hard time and visited a video on youtube featuring a sycophantic trio of crimwits gushing over another ‘diamond in the rough’ on Britain’s Got Amanda Holden being an emotional airhead on National TV .

More importantly the following happenned:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Letterman

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Track by track guide to It’s Blitz!

Leonard Cohen interviews interviews interviews

Bat For Lashes speaks to Drowned in Sound



Don’t flip the Bird at Andrew Bird by Will
April 14, 2009, 1:36 pm
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Don’t flip the bird at Andrew Bird (or call him a bird brain). And this is why…