BAMM.TV

Archive for the ‘Featured Artist’ Category

BAMM.TV FEATURED ARTIST – ASH – A LOOK BACK

Posted on: No Comments

ashband

We’re massively excited to feature Ash as our Featured Artist this week, in order to tie in with the release of a couple of exclusive BAMM.tv performances from this three-piece Brit-rock legend. The first one – ‘Shining Light’ – was unleashed last week, and there’s a second one all ready for you to watch later this week. Excited? Course you are.

In the meantime, however, we thought we’d take a few days to celebrate all things Ash … beginning with a look at their discography to date. Let’s join hands and relax in a blue shimmery light as we Quantum Leap back through musical history …

TRAILER (1994)

For those of us who have been following Ash’s musical trajectory since the beginning, here’s a chilling little reminder of your own mortality: ‘Trailer’, the debut album from a bunch of young Northern Ireland upstarts barely past the point of their school exams, is now a whopping twenty years old. Time flies when you’re having fun. Or even when you’re not.

Luckily, all that’s needed to nullify such morbid musings of mortality (check out our alliteration skills) is to take another listen to ‘Trailer’, and to be blown away by the sheer energy and verve of the band’s first long-player. It’s not as polished as later work, obviously, and the songwriting is a mere foreshadow of what’s to come – but, just as a teenage Metallica arrived fully-formed with 1983’s ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ we can safely say that ‘Trailer’ is the confident, bellowed announcement of a great new talent.

There’s more after the jump …

(more…)

BAMM.tv Featured Artist – Ash – ‘Shining Light’

Posted on: No Comments

We’ve got a very special Featured Artist season this time around – we’re celebrating the 20-plus year career of Britrock legends Ash, whose glorious power-pop continues to thrill fans around the world. Oh, and did we mention that we snared a TOTALLY EXCLUSIVE BAMM.TV PERFORMANCE from them? Because, y’know, we did.

There’s more to come next week: more exclusive live video, a sprawling Ash retrospective, a look at their greatest musical moments and some great musical recommendation to take you down the indie rabbit hole if you’re looking for further Ash-like sounds.

In the meantime, check out this exclusive performance of all-time classic ‘Shining Light’ …

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Tea Leaf Green

Posted on: No Comments

San Francisco’s Tea Leaf Green describe themselves as “newfangled Lost Boys, a traveling gang dedicated to seeking wisdom and experience in places both glorious and seedy”. This may sound opaque, but once you wrap your ears around their sound – playful, radio-ready yet adventurous pop-rock – you’ll get it. Don’t worry. It’s simply just “ultimately Rock and Roll”, they reflect, “improvisation with respect for the songs.”

(more…)

Ha Ha Tonka: Exclusive BAMM.tv Competition

Posted on: No Comments

HHT_Lessons_promo

And so we come to the end of another great stint from another great Featured Artist – we hope you’ve enjoyed your time with Ha Ha Tonka, and if you missed our exclusive interview and playlists from the group you can catch up here.

Always one to go out with a bang, we’ve teamed up with Ha Ha Tonka to offer one lucky competition winner a fantastic prize: all four Ha Ha Tonka albums (Buckle in the Bible Belt, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South, Death of a Decade, Lessons) and a Ha Ha Tonka t-shirt. Want the chance to win? Course you do. Simply email info [at] bamm.tv with the subject heading ‘Ha Ha Tonka Contest’ before Friday 28th March. We’ll pick a winner at random and be in touch!

Ha Ha Tonka: Their Personal Playlist

Posted on: No Comments

Hope you’re enjoying our exclusive season of great stuff from our Featured Artist Ha Ha Tonka. Keep your eyes peeled for an amazing competition later this week, but in the meantime take a look at this personal playlist of the tunes that are tickling Ha Ha Tonka’s eardrums below. If you want to check out the band’s favorite musical moments from the BAMM.tv vault, that’s all here.

St. Vincent – ‘Digital Witness’

Jack Conte – ‘Wake Me Up (remix)’

SSLYBY – ‘Nightwater Girlfriend’


Langhorne Slim – ‘Past Lives’

Murder By Death – ‘Lost River’

Ha Ha Tonka: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

Posted on: No Comments

We hope that you’re enjoying our new Featured Artist Ha Ha Tonka. There’s lot more great (and exclusive) stuff to come, including a fantastic competition lined up for next week. In the meantime, however, we asked the Tonka gents to select their five favorite moments from the sprawling BAMM.tv archives. Here are their choices:

The Flashbulb – ‘Virtuous Cassette’

)

(more…)

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Ha Ha Tonka

Posted on: No Comments

Ready for another exclusive BAMM.tv Featured Artist? Introducing your new favorite band: Missouri’s musical sons Ha Ha Tonka

HHT_Lessons_promo

In 2001 two friends from West Plains, Missouri – Brian Roberts and Luke Long, both attending the same college – formed a group called Amsterband, soon going on to recruit drummer Robert Mueller. Mueller would be replaced by Lennon Bone in 2004, and the year before that saw the group add Brett Anderson (not the chap from Suede) to their roster. “Three of us (Lennon, Luke & myself) grew up in a small Missouri town (West Plains) together,” Brian says. “We met Brett in college at Southwest Missouri State University. Brett brings the melody. Lennon brings the talent. Luke brings the looks. And I bring up the back.”

(more…)

Wild Child: Exclusive BAMM.tv Competition!

Posted on: 1 Comment

wildchildcomp

We hope you’ve enjoyed our exclusive season of stuff from Wild Child as our Featured Artist. If this is your first exposure to the sheer awesomeness of this Austin-based collective, then we’re thrilled to have introduced you. If you were already on board the Wild Child train … well, we hope you enjoyed seeing the band get even more of the attention they deserve!

To round things off, we’ve teamed up with Wild Child to offer an exclusive competition. One lucky winner will receive (deep breath) …

- An autographed vinyl copy of new Wild Child album The Runaround

- A Wild Child T-shirt

-A Wild Child sticker

-A Wild Child war paint temporary tattoo

-Aaaaaand best of all, a one-of-a-kind poem written about YOU by Wild Child’s Alex and Kelsey!

How do you stand a chance of winning this incredible bundle? Simply send an email to info [at] bamm.tv with the subject heading ‘Wild Child Contest’ before Friday 28th February. Good luck!

Wild Child: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

Posted on: No Comments

Hope you’re enjoying our exclusive season of stuff from Austin’s very own melody-merchants Wild Child, who have presently been crowned our Featured Artist. We’ve already interviewed them and revealed their personal playlist … now we ask them to pick their personal highlights from the massive musical vault here at BAMM.tv. Which great artists did they choose? Check out the list below …

1. Birds and Batteries – ‘Trouble Makes Three’

(more…)

Wild Child: Their Personal Playlist

Posted on: No Comments

Earlier in the week we introduced you to our Featured Artist – Austin’s very own Wild Child, a group whose multifarious melodies will surely see them blasting out of every open window this coming summer (trust us, we’re usually good at predicting these sort of things). We asked Wild Child to put together a playlist of their favorite stuff right now, and this is what they dropped our way. Perfect entertainment to unwind with on a Friday …

1. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Awesomely quirky animation as recommended by an awesomely quirky band.

(more…)

Okay