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BAMM.tv Artist Roundup – October 4th

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Our regular round-up of what’s happening with BAMM.tv’s favorite artists right now …

ANA TIJOUX

Chilean hip-hop superstar Ana Tijoux has released new single ‘No Al TPP’, which is a savage political attack on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (more details here). Check out her BAMM.tv performances here.

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Win Exclusive Whiskerman Prizes With BAMM.tv

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So we’re coming to the end of Whiskerman’s tenure as our Featured Artist, and what better way to round things off than by giving away some exclusive prizes to you, our cherished BAMM.tv minions? (Well, one lucky BAMM.tv minion anyway. By the way, we mean ‘minions’ in the nicest possible sense). The band have a t-shirt, CD of their new album and Whiskerman sticker to give away.

But that’s not all – we also have five runner-up prizes waiting in the wings. Hell yes: we also have FIVE FAKE MUSTACHES to give away. That’s right – you could become YOUR VERY OWN WHISKERMAN (OR LADY). Imagine the envious glare from people as you strap one of those furry bad boys to your upper lip and quite literally own the streets. Or possibly get laughed at. We can’t make any guarantees.

To stand a chance of winning a Whiskerman T-shirt and album (or a fake mustache, by which BAMM.tv takes no responsibility should your head explode in sheer excitement upon receiving), simply drop an email with ‘Whiskerman Contest’ as the subject to info [at] bamm.tv by midday on Friday 4th October. Good luck …

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Whiskerman

Whiskerman: What Are They Listening To Right Now?

Whiskerman: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

Whiskerman: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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We’ve already explained just how great our Featured Artist Whiskerman is – so let’s give them the chance to recommend some greatness too. The band have been granted super-privileged access to the BAMM.tv vault (i.e. they bought us a couple of beers and we ‘accidentally’ let slip the combination lock), and they’ve chosen five of their personal highlights. Let’s take a look at the rundown …

Adam Haworth Stephens – Second Mind

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Whiskerman

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It’s that time again. Long-time BAMM.tv fans (and if you’re a new BAMM.tv fan, just pretend you’ve been following us for ages to increase those coolness points) will know the drill by now: every now and then, we showcase an exciting new group or artist who we just can’t get enough of.

This time around, it’s the turn of Whiskerman, the phenomenal folky soul-rock five-piece who recently guested as part of our ‘Proving Grounds’ sessions (in association with Jawbone). Here’s a clip of this amazing group in action:

We’ve got all sorts of exclusive Whiskerman features coming up over the next couple of weeks, including a competition to win some very special prizes. In the meantime, we recently caught up with frontman Graham Patzner for this revealing interview …

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BAMM.tv Artist Roundup

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Our weekly roundup of what’s happening with BAMM.tv’s favorite artists …

TYPHOON

This Portland-based bunch of musical crusaders have previously been our Artist Of The Month, so that pretty much tells you all you need to know (if you’re a little slow on the uptake, we’re saying that they’re incredibly good). Their new album ‘White Lighter’ was released this week.

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Wallpaper.

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Anyone familiar with reviewer shorthand will know the meaning of the term ‘wallpaper music’. It’s often used to describe the output of MOR giants like Coldplay or Maroon 5 – it’s background stuff, ambient dinner party noise, inoffensive and barely noticeable chatter which uses music more as a pleasant crutch than a blazing center of attention.

Sooooo … if you were a frenzied hip-hop electro-pop mastermind who drops beats like John McClane drops bad guys, you probably wouldn’t want to associate yourself with the word. You’d call yourself ‘Explosion Beast’ or ‘Annihilator’ or ‘Dance Yourself Sick’. That would be the predictable thing to do. The thing is: Ricky Reed – the producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Wallpaper., our brand new Featured Artist – is anything but predictable.

Interested yet? Want to read on as we get all Home Depot on your ass and really start examining Wallpaper.? Or are you just a big old Doo-Doo Face?

(Note: Doo-Doo Face is the title of his first album. It’s just a joke. We’re not really calling you a Doo-Doo Face. Unless you’re a sadomasochist and are into that kind of thing. This is the internet, after all).

Anyway. Let’s continue (after the jump …)

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BAMM.tv Rundown: Weird Music Memorabilia

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Music fans come in all shapes and sizes - from casual listeners to full-on, expert aficiandos. Somewhere towards the latter end of this scale is the collector: a fan whose love for a particular artist or band is so great, they feel the need to get their hands on every single related object, from autographs to t-shirts to deluxe 247-set DVDs. The items we’ve uncovered below, however, would surely appeal to only the most dedicated of followers. Let’s take a look at the 5 strangest items of music memorabilia …


5. KISS coffins

What’s the ultimate statement of fandom? Why, carrying on your love of Gene Simmons into the afterlife, that’s what. Now – with the help of the Kiss Kasket – you can rest comfortably (forever) in the knowledge that not even death can stop you rockin’.

4. Thom Yorke’s toenails

Radiohead’s brand of post-millenial angst fused with progressive electronica strikes a (heavily distorted) chord with a lot of people. Not sure how many of them feel such an affinity that they’d like to get hold of Thom Yorke’s toe clippings, though. To the guy who raided Yorke’s dressing room a couple of years back, then put the aforementioned clippings for sale on the internet: good luck finding a buyer.


3. Elvis’s pill bottle

Pay tribute to the King by reliving his classic prescriptions – including this one for Benadryl, an anithistamine with sedative effects. Someone liked this so much they bought it for $800 in 2009.

2. Mogwai pacemaker

Scottish post-rock masterminds Mogwai (if you haven’t heard their stuff, check it out now) decided to sell a unique piece of memorabilia in 2007, in order to help out the British Heart Foundation. The very appropriate item itself: the pacemaker of drummer Martin Bulloch.

1. Britney’s hair

In 2007, a trouble Britney Spears walked into a salon and insisted that all her hair be shaved off. The shorn locks were then gathered up by wily staff and placed on eBay. The sale was later cancelled (presuambly because it’s, y’know, a bit exploitative) … but not before it reached a bidding price of one million dollars.

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv Rundown: Five Criminally Underrated Albums

BAMM.tv Rundown: The 10 Craziest Album Covers

BAMM.tv Rundown: 10 More Crazy Album Covers

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