After a stint at editing alongside my degree I’ve unfortunately had to let things over at Hot For The Encore take a back seat. After a few re-arrangements, I’m back online and taking submissions. I’ll also be putting together a rundown of new artists that I’ve wanted to feature but haven’t as of yet had an opportunity. Look forward to an updated website along with a lot of brand new acts and artists.
Shot in London last week, the video to James Blake’s cover of the Joni Mitchell classic, A Case of You was directed by film-maker Seb Edwards and features his first choice actress for the role Rebecca Hall (The Prestige / Vicky, Cristina Barcelona / Frost/Nixon). It turns out she’s both a fan of Joni Mitchell and particularly James’s version so jumped at the chance to be involved. Check it out below.
Despite having only the one single release under her belt, Jess Mills has caused quite a stir on the music scene and in the process, has racked up a rather impressive group of fans – including the likes of Skream & Benga, Chemical Brothers, and the legendary Robert Smith. From the sounds of her 2012 single, “Pixelated People” Jess’ etherial vocals and garage infused sound is bound to convert a whole host of fans come the new year. “Pixelated People” is set for release on 13th February.
The new video to the Major Lazer, belter ‘Original Don’ – essentially, an awkward family photo-esque cringe fest which features Diplo serving up a plate of sarnies. The video also heavily features a large samurai sword. Enjoy!
Very late on the bandwagon with this one but if you haven’t given Phantogram’s new EP a listen then follow the link below and join the masses. Their first single off their 2011 release, “Don’t Move” has had me well and truly hooked. Love at first listen. This one’s a must for any fans of Wu Lyf and Little Dragon. Their EP, “Nightlife” is out now, so catch the fever and join the club.
The Aberdeen based indie-rock troop bring us the eponymous track off their upcoming EP. Clocking in at just under 3 minutes, “Shrinking Violets” is an insatiable shot of indie-pop decorated with shout-along hooks and intricate guitar melodies. The track will be available to download for free on 2nd December. If you’re a fan of the likes of The Stokes and The Libertines, then Marionettes’ new EP needs to be in your record collection. Follow the band on facebook to get hold of the download link as well news on upcoming shows.
Ahead of the release of his debut album, under the alias of CANT, Christ Taylor brings us the video for his new single ‘Too Late, Too Far’. After selling out his first UK show and receiving rave reviews – with the likes of The Fly stating that “there’s little here that falls short of brilliance”, his album ‘Dreams Come True’ sounds like it’ll be more than worth the wait. Check out his video below…