diggin in the crates
To celebrate the release of their Illuminate 10 vinyl and corresponding SOLD OUT tour we took Cool Accidents faves - The Kite String Tangle & Dustin Tebbutt for a spot of record shopping at HUM Music in Newtown.
LUCKY US! - We got the opportunity to go record shopping with Charli XCX when she was in town for the recent Groovin’ The Moo festival dates and found out a few records that meant a little somethin’ to our fave pop mega-star/babe.
Don’t believe us? Well…
Working in a record store is everyone’s dream job right? Listen to the best new and old tunes all day, watch in store performances whilst getting paid, utilise that staff discount on as much wax you can afford and beers for lunch.
Tony Mottola should not be confused with Tommy Mottola, the colourful song plugger and ex-head of Sony Music US (and husband and mentor of Mariah Carey). That would be scant justice for a man who made many many albums with covers like this -
Over the past few months Wu-Tang’s Raekwon has been dropping serious heat on a weekly basis thanks to his #tbt series.
He’s been flipping soul & boogie classics and adding a few bars of rap to classics from the likes of Rose Royce, The Spinners, Horace Brown and The Isley Brothers… even Rene & Angela!
We’d forgotten the total greatness of Gwen Guthrie and her Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis version of the great standard Close to You
UK rockers and one of THE hottest bands in the world right now Royal Blood rocked ‘n’ rolled their way through town recently, playing a couple of intimate shows and giving a handful of lucky Australians a taste of what all the fuss is about.
When the super charming Ms Gabrielle Aplin was on tour last time in Australia, we decided to take her record shopping at Sydney’s very own Mojo Records. All we asked her for in exchange was a chat about the records that have helped influence her into becoming one of the UK’s exciting singer songwriters.