Monthly Archives: December 2011

The best 11 tracks of 2011

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It’s that time of the year when everyone pulls together their top 10, 20, 25, etc. lists of the past year. At Culture Addicts, we’re no different, and wanted to post our list of our favourite tracks from 2011. To tie it into the 2011 calendar year, we have chosen to make a list of the 11 best in our… Read more »

The xx release new demo track from sophomore album recordings

the xx 2011

Just in time for Christmas, The xx released a demo of a brand new track online yesterday. Open Eyes is a chilled out, mellow track that came out of their sophomore album recordings which they recently began. MP3: The xx – Open Eyes (Demo) You can listen to the demo above, or watch the video below. The band will also be playing some… Read more »

Music Video Addiction: Sunday December 25, 2011 edition

Music Video Addiction

Merry Christmas to music lovers everywhere. To celebrate X-Mas 2011, we have some great music videos for you, including some festive selections. We hope you enjoy. Fucked Up: Turn The Season – loving this track. The Fall: Hark The Herald Angel Sings – so good even without a video. LCD Soundsystem: Live Alone – great Franz Ferdinand cover. Julian Casablancas: I Wish It… Read more »

Gil Scott-Heron – The Last Holiday A Memoir

Gil Scott Heron The Last Holiday

Canongate Books and Book Slam along with XL Recordings celebrate legendary poet, novelist and musician, Gil Scott-Heron for the launch of his posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday at Wilton’s Music Hall on the 19th January. The launch includes special DJ sets by Jamie XX and Gilles Peterson who will both do musical tributes to Gil. The line-up also includes dynamic young… Read more »

New release: David Lee Rad – …The Morning We Woke Up

David Lee Rad the-morning-we-woke-up

Today, I opened my email inbox to a very pleasant surprise – an email from David Lee Rad introducing his new track, …The Morning We Woke Up. This is an atmospheric song in the vein of M83 and Spiritualized that meanders and builds a beautiful sonic landscape. David Lee Rad fittingly describes the track as “A simple love song…when love… Read more »