12 March 2010

Friday Freebies

Miaoux Miaoux
Electronica artist, Miaoux Miaoux (or Julian Victor Corrie as he's known in real life), has put up a free download of a new track called "Hrvatski". Miaoux Miaoux is playing a launch night for his new EP 'Blooms', at the 13th Note this coming Tuesday (16th). He'll also being answering a few questions for me very soon, so watch this space.

Cancel The Astronauts
I saw these guys play Kid Canaverals EP launch last year, and I must admit they completely caught me off guard as they were superb. I guess you know a good song when you sing it for the rest of the night (with the wrong words I might add) having only heard it once. Well that's what the lead track of their EP, the 'I Am The President Of Your Fanclub (And Last Night I Followed You Home)'. That evening I bought the EP, corker it is too and now it is available on free download Simply go the bands bandcamp page and get downloading.

Mind them? What you don't? That technically makes you not a hipster, or at least not a hipster back in 2004 when they were all fashionable. Back then they were 12 and 1o, yes my kiddie fiddling readers, 10 and 12. I must admit that I bought into it all, their debut album 'She Like Electric' is fucking superb. I have probably lost any credibility that I once had for saying that, some of you might be thinking about reporting me to the relevant authorities. Trust me it's good. Anyway, they are now all 'grown up' and they have a free download up for grabs. Get there new song ' We are our own lies' for free on their Bandcamp page.
I will put my neck on the line and say that it's good, in fact it's very very fucking good.

Clash Magazine
In exchange for your email address, the magazine will give you a free download of compilation entitled, 'Cross Section' which features tracks from Los Campesinos!, Field Music, Errors, Yeasayer and Midlake. Download it here.

Lovers Turn To Monsters
Kyel Wood, aka Lovers To Monsters, is a busy little bee, he's gone and made another new Wp 'Tiny Bones', and once again it's available to download for free on his Bandcamp page. Nice work that man.


The West Lothian trio have put their new EP, 'Let's Get Forgotten', which is made up of home recordings 'mixed with guns', for free download on their Bandcamp page.

Paper Cuts
I think I have mentioned on here a couple of times how much I used to love a band from the 90's called Symposium, THE GREATEST LIVE BAND EVER fact. Sadly they went their separate ways a number of years ago. Their lead singer Ross Cummins went on to front a band called PaperCuts, who have also sadly split. On the plus side their eponymous album is out there for free download, treat yourself here.

The NME have a few MP3's available for free download from Band Of Skulls, Future Islands, Dum Dum Girls, Mumford & Sons Cover Vampire Weekend download them here.

Another week goes by, and once again my fellow Scottish blogger Kowalskiy comes up with yet another cracking freebie. This time it's a free download of a free 3 track live EP from Fanfarlo. It was recorded at various college radio stations and it's available for free download if you sign up to their mailing list. Once you've signed up, head back to Kowalskiy and get him bookmarked/followed.

They're made up with four brothers (Joe, Lloyd-great name, Rowan and Tom), they're from Nottingham and they're giving away their album for free. But, yes there's always a but, this time you have to earn it, "in order to get this most savoury collection of songs you need to first submit a challenge for them to try and complete. It can be literally anything you can think of." Go set send them a 'wacky' challenge and reap your rewards here.

Free iTunes download
Heart FM are giving away a free iTunes download (not sure what that entails exactly), to get it you need to register your details with them (then unsubscribe after you've got your code) and you’ll be emailed a free download code within four working days. The double bonus is that you’ll also be entered into a competition to win a Sharleen Spiteri related prize. Now I bet that got you all excited didn't it.

Good Shoes
Yet again, it's another one of those ones whereby if you sign up to their mailing list, they'll send you some songs. in this case they'll give you You'll get The Way My Heart Beats (acoustic), Easier, Easier and a video of the band performing Despair Came Knocking. Sign up here.

I don't think I need to make any sort of introductions here, all that you need to know is that you can download a new track, "Flash Delirium" from here

Her Royal Highness
Her Royal Highness (formerly Heatherette, or 'H') has a free download of her song 'A1' on her Bandcamp. If you like what you hear then you might be interested to know that she will be playing live at Electric Circus in Edinburgh tomorrow (13th), supporting Paul Vickers & The Leg at their album launch.


  1. Cheers for that :)

  2. I saw Smoosh support Eels years ago. They were awesome.