Veronica Falls at Pepe Jeans’ Singular Music Festival.

Veronica Falls is a London band which emerged in 2009 and is formed by Roxanne Clifford (vocals), James Hoare (guitar), Marion Herbain (bass), and Patrick Doyle (drums). In 2010 they released two singles on Captured Tracks, Found Love In A Graveyard and Beachy Head.

Their music is mixed in with musical references from the 80s and takes in the sixties pop of The Sonics while at the same time toying with vocal harmonies that are more in the line of The Mamas & The Papas. It’s punk pop and rock pop that fuses sweetness and light with discord and darkness. Although some of their references, such as the Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls, can clearly be classified as punk pop, their style is more independent, without pigeonholing themselves too much.

Three years ago, in 2009, Veronica Falls first became known through their hit single Found Love in A Graveyard, which has been followed by huge success up to the release of their new album Veronica Falls.

Pepe Jeans want to enjoy the band in good company at The Vinyl Factory Soho, on 19 October 2012 at the Singular Music Festival. Would you like to attend? We’re giving away 10 tickets for two on our Facebook Page! The get together between the artists and the lucky attendees will take place from 8pm to 11pm in a unique environment where every sound can be savoured with unprecedented intensity.

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October’s Playlist

This month is Pol Escarpenter’s turn to wow us with the music selection that will get us through October. Spanish video and digital graphic designer, Pol lives in Barcelona, the perfect city to constantly get involved in new projects. Welikelinks, a design-related link generator or Arteweb, a platform to create art using exclusively web code are some of the projects Mononelo (Pol’s online alias) has developed all by himself. Time to visit mononelo.es and sit back, relax and enjoy… music.

  1. Cassius – Toop Toop
  2. The Ting Things – Hands
  3. Built to spill – Goin’ against your mind
  4. The Supremes – You keep me hangin’ on
  5. The XX – Crystalised
  6. I Blame Coco – Quicker (Rack N Ruin Remix)
  7. Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
  8. Crystal Castles – Baptism
  9. Javelin – Oh! Centra
  10. Pnau – Embrace
  11. The Kingpins – L’Aventurier
  12. El Guincho – Bombay
  13. Die Fantastichen Vier – Yeah Yeah Yeah

Playlist compiled by Pol Escarpenter twitter: @mononeloweb: mononelo.es

Fanfarlo for Pepe Jeans – Singular Music Festival Paris

Last Thursday the British band Fanfarlo kick-started the second edition of the Singular Music Festival, and Pepe Jeans couldn’t have chosen a better venue to listen to their excellent music: the River’s King boat in the middle of the Seine. And we were there to check it out!

While the stage was being prepared, Pepe Jeans got a tip-off that the band would be visiting the Pepe Jeans store in Le Marais. And there they were! Trying on T-shirts, jeans, and shoes, and of course they had a great time choosing their looks for the concert!

At around 8pm, with the place all set up and ready, the band on the stage, and the guests eagerly awaiting the concert, the boat weighed anchor and headed down the river, while the moon shone brighter and brighter.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the setting and the quality of the music were the key elements that ensured the night would be a complete success.  Can you just imagine Fanfarlo playing in the moonlight on the Seine? No? Then take a look at the video highlights of the concert!

The torn soul of Crystal Castles makes a comeback

Crystal Castles, that dark and wild electronic duo, recently released their new song “Plague”, the tip of the iceberg that conceals their third album which is just about almost primed and ready to go. Ethan Kath and Alice Glass tell us that all the tracks, as yet untitled, were recorded by them in Warsaw and are currently being mixed in London. The album is set to hit the streets in late September (according to NME).

With their third album, cut from the same cloth as the well-known Celestica and Untrust Us, Crystal Castles is back to give us a lesson in fine electronics. Replete with contrasts, such as the daring new single and its cutesy sleeve, the band retains that raw sound that won them so many followers.

”We like how we sound. We don’t want to change”, says Kath about their new album.

As we await the release, they’ve unveiled a string of concerts for France, England, Ireland, the US, and Canada.
We’ll leave you with Celestica and Untrust Us, two of the band’s biggest classics.

 

Links:
http://www.crystalcastles.com
http://www.facebook.com/ccrystalccastles
http://www.myspace.com/crystalcastles

August’s Playlist

We are honored to introduce Vasilisa Forbes‘ playlist which will be #nowplaying on August!

Professional photographer and artist, Vasilisa has received the Sony WPO (World Photography Awards) Commended Photographer 2011 award and Shortlisted Photographer 2012 award. Her work has been published across international and regional magazines and she has experienced within Fashion, Fine-Art, Music and Broadcast Media Sectors.

It’s time to sit back, relax, and let Vasilisa’s music selection get you through August!


  1. Dead Meadow – Dragonfly



  2. Liars – No.1 Against the Rush



  3. Kindness – Cyan



  4. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best



  5. Battles – Tonto



  6. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Anenome



  7. Wu Tang Vs The Beatles – Run



  8. Psychic Ills – Fingernail Tea



  9. Fucked Up – Crusades



  10. Les Rallizes Denudes – Field of Artificial Flower



  11. Tame Impala – Solitude is Bliss



  12. Saint Vitus – Burial At Sea

Playlist compiled by Vasilisa Forbes twitter: @vasilisaforbesweb: vasilisaforbes.co.uk/

Justice gives creative free reign to Canadá in their latest sporting feat

Justice gives creative free reign to Spanish production company Canadá, three Barcelona lads who have already worked with El GuinchoBattles and Scissor Sisters, and in the same distinctive style present the video for the band’s star track New Lands on their brand new EP Audio, Video, Disco.

The video, with nods to the science fiction film Rollerball, and even with some reminiscence of Tron, shows a sporting feat in the not-too-distant future that will provide entertainment kicks in the form of a bizarre mix of American football, lacrosse, and baseball.

The Spanish producer recently wowed us with their video for New York group Battles, which gave us a look at their universe, replete with melted ice cream, pre-teens in shorts, and some curious tongues.

However, international recognition came a long time before this with their hit music video Bombay for El Guincho, creating a buzz around the world among people who had seen the video on YouTube and Vimeo.

The impact of the video opened doors for them on the international scene, including a collaboration with Scissor Sisters and Two Door Cinema Club.

 

So don’t hang about, check out the latest video from this exciting production company that’s called Canada but is based in Barcelona.

 

 

The Killers. Born for battle!

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, The Killers, after some sad news that cloaked not only the band but all their followers in a shroud of mystery, are reborn in terms of their music.

After four years hiding out in ‘Sin City’, Las Vegas, the band gave their first interview to US magazine, Rolling Stone, announcing, among other things, the title of their new album, Battle Born.

According to singer Brandon Flowers “All Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here in search of something better.” Ronnie Vannucci, the band’s drummer, says of their new album title “it’s very appropriate as it reflects the difficulties the group faced while making it.”

As those in the know say, this new album could be a good antidote to the tough situations we’re having to face these days and it’s got what it takes to become legendary; if the fans like it, the anti-fans are going to love it for sure!

Some of the songs featuring on Battle Born will be Heart of a Girl, Flesh and Bone, Carry me Home and Runaways. The band plans to release the album in mid-September and here’s their new single, Runaways.

Don’t miss the trailer for their new album, a sneak preview that opens with a sunset shot before we see the guys gathered round a campfire. Get swept up in the music!

Fun. A band with a clear objective

Hailing from New York City, the band Fun. has their mission statement hidden in their name. Well it’s not so hidden, it’s actually right there for the world to see. The band Fun. is all about having… fun. And this could not be further from the truth, especially with the release of their sophomore album Some Nights.

The band was relatively unknown until the release of the ever-popular song found above, We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe. The song and music video go hand-in-hand with each other, with the chaotic yet simplistic scene that unfolds right in front of the listener or viewer. The song has become an anthem of sorts, it has been featured in countless shows and movies and is sure to be an anthem this summer.

The second single from Some Nights, Some Nights, continues the bouncy indie-pop feel of We Are Young, but adds a more soulful feeling to the tune making it completely unique. The music video that goes with the tune as well is striking.  It is hard to stop listening to these songs, let alone resisting the urge to sing along at the top of your lungs. Fun. certainly has the whole idea of fun down, a listen to their album Some Nights, can’t but put a smile on your face and a pep in your step. Happy listening from Pepe!

 

 

July’s Playlist

The Benicàssim International Festival (FIB) takes place this year from 12 to 15 July in Castellón (Valencia ) and promises a treat of three legendary greats who have carved out a niche for themselves among the younger generation: Bob Dylan, representing the sixties side of the Festival, joins The Stone Roses and New Order. But the true Indy nature of the Festival still has a strong presence with bands like Noel Gallagher, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors, and The Maccabees. So whether you’re a real “FIBer” or not, you can’t miss out on our FIB special monthly playlist!


  1. Florence and the Machine – Breath of life



  2. At The Drive-In – One Armed Scissor



  3. Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue



  4. The Stone Roses – Bye Bye Badman



  5. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – The Death of You and Me



  6. New Order – Blue Monday



  7. Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words gone



  8. The Horrors – I Can See Through You



  9. Los Tiki Phantoms – Vulcan



  10. The Maccabees – Pelican



  11. Crystal Castles – Not in Love ft. Robert Smith of The Cure



  12. Disappears – Superstition

Up & Coming: Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware isn’t a house hold name yet… but with the presence and charm of Lana Del Rey and the flow and tempo of R&B/rapper Drake, Ware is certain to make waves with the upcoming release of her debut album Devotion. The London songstress draws influence from a variety of sources like Grace Jones and the National and even cites her involvement in school musicals as being a source of development. This fusion of influence and experience has helped Jessie Ware to create not only a unique sound to her songs, but gives a unique flavour to her music videos.

Seen above, her video for 110% maintains a colourful simplicity found in the song itself. The singer’s style can’t be ignored either, as her outfits compliment the mood of the video and the tone of the song, tying all three together into an artistically striking creation. The same can be said for her music video for Running.

Running, however , takes a different approach musically; instead of opting for the electronic produced pop feel, Running strikes a chord more along the lines of R&B. Yet the subtle undertones of both songs leave the listener appreciating the continuity between the two and the obvious differences. With promise for a summer release of her debut album Devotion, Jessie Ware looks to continue her momentum and make her transformation from back-up singer to lead singer complete.