Posts Tagged ‘The Streets’

Melt! Festival 2011

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As already in the year of  2009 and 2010 we presented you the most important and current information directly from the Melt!-Festival. In contrast to the last years the festival returned the his roots. But this wasn’t a reason for the people to stay away. And so the melt! was sold out early ago. Despite of the electronical renaissance with Paul Kalkbrenner, The Koletzkis, DJ Kotze, Boys Noize and many more the headliner were well know Indie-Legeneds: Pulp. This gallery will take you on a short tour through all days and stages at the Melt!.

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photo: Christoph Paul

The Streets : Trust Me

10:51 AM

Mike Skinner has started to get busy again: With Computers and Blues The Streets are expected to release their final album around 2011 and now there’s a video for a first track, though the so called “Twitter song” “Trust Me” was already put out in last year by Skinner himself via @skinnermike, his account on the same microblogging service. The video’s main and only character is Skinner himself of course, who gets shown in front of various urban scenes or while playing poker and most of the time he looks pretty thoughtful and serious – no seriousness, no trust.

The song’s start and end are creaking like they were created by Justice, and hence it perfectly fits into the intended, Berlin-linked sound design of Computers and Blues, which the man described in February 2009 as follows:

Anyway, the album doesn’t sound like Lou Reed’s Berlin because I never said Lou Reed, I only said ‘Berlin’. Incorporating some kind of post modernist art house bauhaus row with foul mouths. But it’s not that at all. It now sounds ravey. It is a ravey album album that bludgeons you over the head with its stick of 1988 Romford, Blackpool and Philadelphia rock. It is an insane album. Mayhem is an insane man.

Before, his reference to the Berlin capital had been falsely connected to Lou Reed’s album of the same title (and not t non-stop electronic pleasures of more than 60 hours).