Monday, June 19, 2006
This week on 1, 2, 3...... @ MySpace

Smartini (PT)

Lourenco Mendes, vocals and guitar, J. Paulo Duarte, guitar, Ricardo Costa, bass, and Patricio Ferreira, drums, are Smartini, a project that began somewhere in 2002, in Caldas das Taipas.

Loose, melodic, noisy, loud. Their world has common points to that of Sonic Youth, Pixies.

Check some of their tracks, at their MySpace and, of course live on the following tour dates:

21st June - Galerias Bar Stª. Clara - Coimbra
23rd June - Be Space - Guimaraes
August - Festival Paredes de Coura

Brasil and the Gallowbrothers Band (PL)

First time I read about them, I thought it was a band from out of Poland. Didn't notice the album's name "
Legionowo" - a city on the suburbs of Warsaw.

Dominic Savio, on voice, guitars, analog synths, percusion and field recordings; T.E.R., on analog synths, electric piano, electronic, voice and field recordings; and Mirt, on trumpet, analog synths, electronic, guitars, field recordings and artworks; are responsible for an album that breathes jazz, pop, downtempo, ambient grooves.

They have so far three albums: "Wander Till Spring" (Cat Sun), "The Band Plays On, The Dunes Move On (Caught Me with Your Eyes Closed)" (Last Visible Dog) and last, but not least, "Legionowo" (MonotypeRec).

Check some of their music on their Myspace and on their personal webpage.

Novika (PL)

My first contact with Polish music was with Novika's compilation "feat. Novika". Here, Novika came up with a cd with such names as Futro, Smolik, Fisz, 15 Minut Projekt among many others.

Later on, another compilation was released, this time a double album with some of the newest and most interesting music to come out of Poland.

Apart from being one the persons doing most for Polish music, she's also working as a DJ, producer, radio DJ (at Radio Bis,
every Wednesday) and of course with the collective Beats Friendly which released a double cd compilation this year.

Her sound can be defined as the result of combining house, electro, broken beats, drum 'n' bass sounds.

Recently she released her first vinyl, "Finally EP", together with producers Jacek Sienkiewicz, Agim & Espace, CLS + Wax and Innocent Sorcerers, where you can find bands like M.I.A., Fat Freddys Drop, Jamie Lidell, Pati Yang, among many others. The EP can be bought right here.

In order to listen to it, please visit her MySpace or We stronly recommend the tracks Hate/Love and Finally.
posted by SKL @ 3:46 PM  
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