Hayden Calnin – ‘Cut Love Pt.1’ [Review]

Hayden Calnin - Cut Love - Review

With so much hectic intensity permeating TMMP of late, it’s time to bring things back down for a bit.

Hayden Calnin has been billed as Australia’s answer to Bon Iver – and the comparison certainly fits. Fans of Cinematic Orchestra will also find themselves immediately at Read more…

Posted on 04 March 2016

DNKL – ‘Otherside’ [Review]


Strutting urbanized beats. Smoothly flowing synth melodies. Spacious and epic vibes. Sparsely and perfectly placed vocals. Music tailor-made for long city walks, laser-lit clubs, and bouncing beach parties on idyllic islands.

Sound like your thing?

Then Read more…

Posted on 15 September 2015

Why You Should F***ing Love Beardyman


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Some musicians are impossible to forget. They leave an indelible imprint on your memory, permanently branding their art on your brain. For TMMP, Beardyman is that kind of artist – and here are a few reasons why you, the open-minded, intelligent, and no doubt deeply attractive regular reader and boundary-free music fan, are more than a little likely to feel the same way:

He’s more than just a beatboxer.

Beardyman was the first beatboxer to win the UK Beatbox Championships two years in a row, and spent the time between the 2006 and 2007 championships honing his skills to the point of Jedidom. He was also the guy behind the Kitchen Diaries YouTube video, through which Beardyman has taken over five million viewers step by step through the birth of a sick break:

But Beardyman is no one-trick pony. While a quick stroll around central London will quickly yield a bunch of Read more…

Posted on 24 August 2015

The Skints [Interview]

The Skints

2000 Trees 2015 is fixed to be something very special – and the Skints’ set is sure to be a highlight for many a happy Trees camper. If I don’t hear these guys’ immense new album FM around the campsite, I will be very disappointed. Here, Skints guitarist/vocalist Josh Waters Rudge runs the TMMP gauntlet in record time:

You’re playing 2000 Trees 2015. How’re you feeling about it?

Great! Got lots of festivals to do before then, but come 2000 Trees we’ll be ready for the fun.

What’s the best thing about festivals for you?

Everyone having lots of fun, playing to loads of people who are predisposed to have a great time, watching cool music, outside.

Do you have anything special planned for your set at Trees?

We’re playing about 50 festivals this summer, so it’s probably gonna be Read more…

Posted on 06 July 2015

Are We Having Fun Yet? – ‘Are We Having Fun Yet?’ [Review]

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Weekends were made for chilling – and this two-track release from none-more-new electronica duo Are We Having Fun Yet? is perfect for anyone who needs to unwind right now. The brainchild of TMMP regular Giacomo Pope and Tom Ridley, AWHFY?’s self-titled debut is a super-cool, ultra-slick, and inventive adventure into minimalist musical space. Yes. Hear it all below… Read more…

Posted on 26 June 2015

Man Without Country / Princess Slayer / Tusks [Live Review – The Boileroom, Guildford, 1/3/2015]

man without countryThis show may have been a hard sell for a Sunday, but a sizeable portion of local music fans still made it down to the Boileroom for this show. Earlycomers were treated to Tusks (aka Emily Underhill), a recent discovery who is fast becoming Read more…

Posted on 03 March 2015

Beardyman [Interview]

beardyman press

Imagine you’re a beatboxer. You’re pretty good, so you enter the UK Beatbox Championships. You win. You eat, breathe, sleep and sweat beatboxing for a solid year before returning. You win again. Things get a bit crazy. A comedy video you made in a kitchen gets uploaded to YouTube (as freshly purchased by Google). In time, it will attract over 5 million views.

Over the next several years, you take solo beatboxing as far as it can possibly be taken. You play underground comedy clubs, TV shows, festivals. Your YouTube presence grows. You begin experimenting with live looping technology, battling not rival MCs but inefficient circuitry and user interfaces in the name of getting the ideas in your head into other people’s earholes. You find yourself in a studio, recording an eclectic collection of tracks that takes in everything from dubstep and hip-hop to almost every international folk music style recorded by history. Your debut album gets released; it sells nicely.

Finally, you hit on a pair of serious problems.  Read more…

Posted on 26 February 2015

The Skints – ‘FM’ [Review]

the skints fmAlthough my heart is forever torn between London and Brighton, the Skints are pulling me firmly in the direction of the capital with FM. A passionate paean to the Big Smoke, FM is a long-playing set of incredibly fine reggae-related tunes – and a must for audio-adoring culture tourists everywhere.

Although personal highlights are too numerous to list in full here (special mentions go to the sublime vocals on This Town (feat. reggae legends Tippa Irie & Horseman); the 8-bit blips on Come To You; and the hilarious episode of Dancehall Dilemmas that opens Friends & Business), the most important parts of the FM experience are Read more…

Posted on 12 February 2015

New Kingston – ‘Kingston City’ [Review]

new kingston press shotWeekends were made for relaxation – and in Kingston City, reggae fans worldwide will find a fantastic addition to their core chillout collections. Behind the righteous grooves and regimented, funky instrumentation lie a trio of Read more…

Posted on 07 February 2015

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