So I have found a couple more live ep’s from the iTunes festival. enjoy!

bombay bicycle club

tracklist:
01. my god
02. ivy & gold
03. the giantess / emergency contraception blues
04. cancel on me
05. autumn
06. evening / morning
07. always like this

bombay bicycle club – itunes festival 2010

florence + the machine

tracklist:
01. ghosts
02. drumming song
03. girl with one eye
04. rabbit heart (raise it up)
05. cosmic love
06. between two lungs

florence + the machine – itunes festival 2010

phoenix

tracklist:
01. lisztomania
02. lasso
03. fences
04. countdown
05. rome
06. 1901

phoenix – itunes festival 2010

two door cinema club

tracklist:
01. cigarettes in the theatre
02. undercover martyn
03. do you want it all?
04. eat that up, it’s good for you
05. this is the life
06. something good can work
07. i can talk
08.What You Know

two door cinema club – itunes festival 2010

…rowan

kiss with a fist

August 2, 2010

Last Thursday (29/07/10) I took a trip up to Auckland to attend the Florence + the Machine concert. With supporting acts The Drums (USA) and The Naked and Famous (NZ), this was a show I didn’t want to miss out on, so a 2.5 hour trip there and back home was what was needed in order to be back at work for Friday. Needless to say my Friday wasn’t too productive.

The Naked and Famous had just started their set upon my arrival. This band’s fan base is growing by the day mainly because of their latest single ‘Young Blood’ which has been played by every radio station throughout New Zealand. Anyway their set was very good and didn’t miss a beat, ‘Young Blood’ being the crowd pleaser.

The Drums were on next and were nothing short of amazing. I have been closely following this band since I found out they were supporting Florence back in March. The set was cut short because they had to get the stage ready for Florence which was disappointing as there were a few songs that I would have liked to seen. However ‘Let’s go Surfing’, ‘Best Friend’ and ‘I Need Fun in My Life’ were played which kept me happy. The Drums were full of energy running around the stage and slinging guitars around, they are with out a doubt a new and fun up and coming band of 2009/2010.

So… after seeing Florence earlier this year at the Laneway Festival I knew I was in for a good time. With colorful backdrops which changed every couple of songs and birdcages placed around the stage with dimming lights inside them the stage was set and ready. Starting the set out with a bang was ‘Drumming Song’ which immediately got the crowd moving. Florence has a huge amount of energy; she was constantly in motion: twirling, leaping and jumping around the stage. Throughout the set were songs, ‘Rabbit Heart’, ‘I’m Not Calling You a Liar’, ‘Cosmic Love’ and the crowd got treated to a new song ‘Strangeness and Charm’ which will be out on her new album, before finally ending with ‘Kiss With a Fist’.

She came back out for a final encore preforming her most poppy single ‘Dog Days Are Over’ as well as her single off the Twlight Saga:Eclipse Soundtrack ‘Heavy in Your Arms’.

It was a great show and a great night, after the show I just had the drive back home to look forward to

Florence + The Machine – Kiss With A Fist:

(Photos possibly to come, if Fleur or Susan or Rob took any decent snaps that I can steal)

…rowan

laneway

i was recently informed by a mate about a new festival coming to nz called laneway festival. with the first line-up already announced this looks like its going to be epic!

first line-up:
echo and the bunnymen
the 3ds
florence and the machine
the xx
n.a.s.a
black lips
dirty three
cut off your hamds
dear time’s waste
the family cactus

with this summer already jam packed full with amazing acts this is just the cherry on top.

the festival will be on the 1st of february at aucklands britomart square.

tickets are sadly $99.75 + charges, i will somehow hopefully find a way of attending

find out more here

the xx – basic space:

florence and the machine – youve got the love:

cut off your hands – still fond:

…rowan

Florence++The+Machine+Drumming

so i havent given the new florence & the machine album a chance mainly because from what ive heard i havent liked too much but i realise that a lot of people out there like her so heres her new video to the single ‘you’ve got the love’.


Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love

Florence and The Machine | MySpace Music Videos

…rowan

The+xx+xx

the xx really are creating some great remixes, as well as great music, lately.

the duel vocal of the xx’s two leads play off each other with a quiet, subtly confident delivery that goes over incredibly.

this is a rework by jamie xx (from the xx)

the xx – you’ve got the love (jamie xx rework / florence and the machine cover)

…rowan

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