French alternative rock band Phoenix comprises Thomas Mars (vocals), Deck D’Arcy (bass), Christian Mazzalai (guitar) and Laurent Brancowitz (guitar), who started playing music as kids in Versailles in the mid 90s. The name “Phoenix” was officially chosen in 1996 when Laurent Brancowitz permanently joined the formation after his other band Darlin’ disbanded. The other two members of Darlin’ (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) went on to form Daft Punk, which explains the friendship between both bands.
Phoenix released their debut album United in 2000 to much critical acclaim and they’ve been riding a steady wave of success ever since. Their new album, Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, was released at the beginning of this month and it received rave reviews. In a smart publicity move, the album was preceded by excellent lead single “Lisztomania”, hyped up to the max with remixes by Alex Metric, Yuksek, Holy Ghost! and Classixx.
Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
Accessible and radio-friendly, yet focused and crisp, Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, exceeds expectations and shows a snapshot of band really coming together and finding their voice. If you want more, visit Phoenix on MySpace and, if you like what you hear, buy their music on
Featuring Robyn on vocals, “The Girl & The Robot” is the second single to be taken from Röyksopp‘s forthcoming new album Junior out 22nd June.
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WhoMadeWho are a Danish indie rock/dance-punk band from Copenhagen founded 2003 by falsetto voiced bassist Tomas Høffding coming from the Scandinavian rock underground, singer songwriter/guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg from the avantgarde jazz scene (with beard to match), and drummer Tomas Barfod – who also records as Tomboy – a rising star of electronic music.
Besides a number of 12” singles on German disco label Gomma Records and remixes for other artists, the band’s first full release was their self-titled debut, WhoMadeWho.
Their second album, The Plot, was released on February 24 2009. It showcases WhoMadeWho’s futuristic, danceable rock sound, always two steps ahead of musical trends.
Who Made Who - Keep Me In My Plane
For more info, check out WhoMadeWho’s official site or MySpace. Buy all their music on
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Ladyhawke is the stage name of New-Zealand born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown. She plays electric, bass and acoustic guitars, synthesizers and drums and usually performs all of the above on her studio recordings.
Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn (Doc Ron Remix)
Influenced by 80s music, her musical style blends new wave, indie rock and electropop. Her self-titled debut album was released on Modular Recordings in September 2008. She is best known for the singles “Paris Is Burning” and “My Delirium”.
Check out the video for “My Delirium” here and show Ladyhawke some love on MySpace. Buy her music on