Ditto Music Staff Picks (3rd May)
May 3, 2012
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Check Out: Do It Again
For regular viewers
of our Staff Picks, you will have been aware of the StayFresh crew for some
time, with previous picks by our Urban Manager James Walsh including the
ensembles Macca and Pressure for 'Goin In Hard/In My Zone'. This week saw the release of the Midlands collectives first EP
'StayFresh-The EP', which on rocketed to number 2 on the iTunes Top 10 UK
Hip-Hop Chart, just behind major label outfit Rizzle Kicks. As well as the
aforementioned members, StayFresh also includes the talents of Cameraman
Sketch, Casper, J1, Raider, Movez,
Safone, Don Menna and Deadly, all of which
can be heard on this significant release for grime music. Download the EP from iTunes here.
Check Out: I Hear Ya Don
Eatenbybears are a four-piece math-rock band from Belfast.
Formed in 2010, Eatenbybears have a standard metal set up but with a prominent
violin taking the melodic lead. Their music draws comparisons to Providence’s
Fang Island, as they combine vocals and a technical metal accompaniment to make
a dense and abrasive sound. Eatenbybears have already received acclaim from the
likes of Scottish heavyweights Glasvegas and Radio 1’s Rory McConnell and have
appeared at Electric Picnic festival alongside the likes of Arcade Fire. Their debut album Teeth, featuring the ferocious Vanderhoof is out now – go have a listen.
Check Out: Vanderhoof
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