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Too Much, Too Young – 9th February

After several weeks of tardiness this is the first TMTY blog in the year of the rabbit.

The show returned to its usual format after last week’s Lunar New Year special although the original track listing had to be somewhat altered. Having attempted to attend a Japanther gig earlier this week, which was ultimately called off due to the drummer getting in a fight with a resident of Halifax, I sifted through their back catalogue looking for an appropriate song to play on the TMTY. Sadly it transpired the entire ouevre of the New York two piece is littered with the most taboo of language. Here, instead, is the more acceptable set list I plumped for:

Cut Copy – “Need You Now”
The opening track of Zonoscope – the third album from Melbourne’s finest (released February 8th on Modular Recordings).

Foster the People – Houdini
Taken from their eponymous E.P. Foster The People. Catchy party anthem reminiscent of MGMT’s earlier material.

Chapel Club – Surfacing
The latest single to be taken from their album Palace. Originally set to be released as a single in 2009 but the song’s use of lyrics from Dream a Little Dream of Me caused a legal copyright wrangle.

Yang Jung-seung and Kim Ha-neul featuring Pepper – Stars In The Night Sky
Kim Ha-neul, the impossibly talented star of South Korean films such as My Girlfriend Is An Agent and Too Beautiful To Lie, turns her hand to singing and turns out to have an impossibly sweet vocal timbre. Released as a single on February 8th.

British Sea Power – “Heavy Water”
The final track on British Sea Power’s latest LP Valhalla Dancehall. One of the album’s stadout compositions.

Futurist – “Anti Hero
From the Brooklyn based band’s forthcoming album “War is Yesterday” due out in May. The song’s music video, which can be found by clicking the above hyperlink, is as warm and as enjoyable as the song itself.

Motive – “Nobody Eats My Dinner”
Available as a free, and more importantly legal, download here as one of six songs which make up the Brooklyn band’s self titled EP. Features some amusingly overly self indulgent lyrics sung with total po faced piety.

Smith Westerns – All Die Young
As melancholic as the title would suggest. The grandiose composition, which bears similarity to some of Chris Bell’s more yearning numbers, can be found on the band’s second album Dye It Blonde.

Too Much Too Young 6th October 2010

This week marked the first live edition of Too Much Too Young since the dissolution of The Dream Team (a.k.a. my good self, Joel and Pat). In an unprecedented step I spent a week not ectstacially enthusing about, nor playing, anything related to young Bradfordian heroes No Garden, One Dragon.

Instead, with the help of my colleague Matthew Blakey, the show looked at the positively 80s feel of cinema offerings this week – the action movie parody The Other Guys, the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future and the sequel to the seminal 1987 film Wall Street.

Music-wise TMTY tried to stick to the remit set by Joel White during his five incendiary years of helming the show by mixing fresh and upcoming acts with more unusual and obscure choices. The running order for this week was as follows:

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