A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band DIIV last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead member Cole, he explained just how different it was playing festivals compared to club gigs, that it was more about coming into the world of the fans rather than bringing them into your own. He was also not shy about admitting that the pressure of working on a second album has lifted. 'People are gonna be way more patient and wanna hear what you come up with', he says. 'The first record you have to have a clear statement of purpose like a sound and catchy pop songs.' As well as taking the time to chat to us, we were treated with an uplifting live rendition of their song 'Human'. Watch the full interview here and watch the live video for Human.
With the release of their highly-anticipated sixth album 'Mechanical Bull' imminent, Kings Of Leon follow up the audio release of its first single 'Supersoaker' with a grainy, retro-style, artistically produced video. Just as we expected, 'Supersoaker' is made of the anthemic, driving and infectious stuff that previous international hits 'Use Somebody' and 'Sex On Fire' are made of and we certainly can't wait for what looks to be another well-loved record that will see us through the autumn. Watch the video for Supersoaker here.
In recent years Oi Va Voi have travelled more European countries than most travel journalists, supplying them with a multi-cultural and diverse sound and enforcing a positive outlook on life projected through their inspiring lyrics.
With Klezmer influences and clever instrumentation, it is no surprise the dominate success the band have had has been in Eastern European countries (particularly Turkey) whilst the band continue to make an impact in their home country, England, with a one off date at London's Hackney Round Chapel and the recording of their new album, due in early 2014.
CM: Welcome home. How are you?
David: Thank you, yes, I'm well thanks.
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Unique musical ensemble Oi Va Voi have released a wonderful acoustic session video of their new, previously unreleased track 'Strangers' ahead of the release of their upcoming new album - details of which they've yet to announce.
The clip shows the band as a whole performing a raw, riveting version of the track with instruments including a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, a double bass and a violin. They are just as intriguing to watch as they are to hear and their perfect orchestral cohesion is absolutely effortless. The effect of the range of instruments makes the genre difficult to place; 'Strangers' is laced with melancholy folk with a hint of sweet-sounding jazz while still retaining an up-to-date modern pop feeling with the sensational vocals.
Oi Va Voi - whose name comes from the Yiddish exclamation 'Oh, dear!' - have recently come off their world tour promoting their last album 'Travelling the Face of the Globe' and now they are back in the UK playing a one off gig at the Hackney Round Chapel in London on July 18th 2013. It looks to be a busy night for the band with them promising some of their older classics while also offering some brand new material that will appear on their upcoming fifth studio album.