Stainless Style...

Delorean are a lovely 4 piece originally from the Basque Country currently making their music in Barcelona, their move no doubt influenced by the late 80s exploits of Gary Lineker and Mark Hughes! 4 chaps with exciting nombres that us En-Ger-Land inhabitants could only dream of, their new E.P 'Ayrton Senna' (this band are full of car references) is a beautiful record fitting for this time of year. Ekhi, Guillermos, Igor and Unai have created an E.P that is equally danceable as it is relaxing, both fitting as a bar's background music and as a disco floorfiller. The E.P opener 'Deli' is complete with atmospheric minamalistic guitars, hiprolling baselines, piano-house keyboards and delicate, breathy female vocal samples. Drawing more than a passing comparison to the synthpop of equally exotic St Albans' trio Friendly Fires.

The song that's gaining the most hype however is 'Seasun' a track which pretty much tries to encapsulate both these features, like a day out at Weston Super Mare in music form. It builds slowly to a perfect dreamy hook, a track which indicates the band arent afraid to limit the vocal influence in their songs. The guitars seem to fit in with the Passion Pit, Temper Trap sound which currently is more popular than a comparethemarket advertising campaign, 'glo-fi' or whatever it's been christened this week.

The E.P is available on everyone's favourite, Spotify. Which I've noticed, has started playing 2 ad's in a row. I mean, I can forgive being reminded that Fosters are trying to appeal to those of us who are a quarter Australian, but this followed by an ad where an actor poses as a friend wanting to explain 'acceptable drinking' is far from acceptable, and is threatening to ruin any listening experience!

Oh ok then, here's Deli for you.

Delorean Official Myspace


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Big Boots To Fill...

So its been a while...actually it feels more like decade since I last spoke my free mind on this wonderful blog. Summer it seems has brought about quite a few changes ranging from me actually having a job to buy and actually do things. I am in a stable relationship which seems to be going somewhere...and last but not least Man City and Real Madrid have spent about the same amount of money that it will cost me to finish university and it’s pretty obvious that they will finish in the same position next year.

However good as come musically and in the form of Bombay Bicycle Club. It seems that for some reason they have bypassed me for a long time now and it was only until they released ‘Always like This’ that they finally caught my attention. In all fairness they never seemed to have much about them, a poor mans Good Shoes if you will. However after watching them at Live at Leeds and playing their E.P’s ’ How we are’ and ‘The Boy I Used To Be’ I fell in love with Jack Steadman’s shakey vocals.

It would be easy to say that I have loved this band since they started and try and blag that I have ‘watched them grow’ into their new sound that they have on recently released ‘I had the blues but I shook them loose’ but I haven’t and instead found out about a wonderful band at the right time. It seems critics wise they haven’t found many friends with numerous reviews slating the album and ridiculously giving it 5 out of 10 or 2 out of 5.

This all comes about in a period in which the most lyrically talented artists such as Little Boots and La Roux are being rewarded with success. Give me a break please. ‘I’m gonna take you out tonight, I’m gonna make you feel alright’ she’s no Bob Dylan that’s for sure.

Album wise BBC are pretty tip top with ‘Lamplight’ and ‘Cancel on Me’ being standouts. The whole concept of the album is brilliant in a sense that no one song sounds the same. They should in all fairness be awarded for having the steel to be able to not just get a safe sound and stick with it which seems a common pattern of late.

Highlights for the summer easily come from The Maccabees, Passion Pit and Animal Collective with a sneaky little number from the Virgins(only one song mind) in the form of ‘Love is Colder Than Death’ at least they have musical talent for 5 minutes.

Next Goal Wins will be vacating our not so sunny shores in a few weeks to visit the Rhineland and maybe catch Hasselhoff on the Berlin Wall...or not. So expect tales a plenty as well as some fabulous holiday snaps.
Nathanial Day-Lewis (Thanks Andy)


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Massive tUnEs.

I came straight out of eight months of dissertation writing into a full time job.
There we go. It's not a particularly decent excuse, but it's an excuse nevertheless.
Sorry I've only posted three times during the course of 2009. I am tremendously rubbish.
But by way of a "SORRY" present, I've decided I'm going to write a series of short and straight to the point "I love this band! This is why! Now make your own assessment!" articles on my favourite up and coming acts of the moment.


Picture the scene. We're in the death throes of the the final day of the 2009 Breeders' curated ATP at Butlins, Minehead; I've fallen in love with Blood Red Shoes all over again, hugged Kimya Dawson, danced my socks off to Foals, been brutalised by Melt Banana, admired The Bronx, almost combusted with euphoria whilst watching Holy F**k, been told by a complete stranger that I'm "the cutest thing" she'd "ever seen" (this remains my life's pinnacle of experiencing humbling fear, my distinctly ridiculous shy awkwardness, hilarity and sheer cockiness SIMULTANEOUSLY), eaten my own bodyweight in chips and cereal bars, been guided through a game of indie bingo by my housemates, and just generally had a wonderful, incredible time.

And then there was her.

Merrill Garbus, or tUnE-yArDs to you and me, takes to the stage, with three tom-drums around her, armed only with her ukulele, loop pedal and stunning voice.
She resides in a perfect spot on the musical spectrum: halfway between lo-fi experimentalism and blissful pop sensibilities, halfway between the great soul-searchingly delicate acoustic songwriters of yesteryear and the current wave of hipster female artists, halfway between avant-garde eccentricity and mainstream acceptability. Just listen to her. Go on.

Her debut album bIrD-bRaInS, released on 4AD records was recorded on a dictaphone and
then collated together into the finished product on shareware music software ('Audacity' no
less, which this writer has used many times to record rubbish quality demos).
The result is a collection of charming lo-fi songs, distinctive from those of anybody else in
the contemporary music world, by their very oeuvre and musicality.

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Proverbial Ship of Fools...

There certainly is a threat that this blog becomes strictly a place for us to upload our various radio show podcasts, but whilst we think up a proper blog article here at NextGoalWins headquarters here's another podcast for your listening pleasure!


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Indepunxdence Day

Wednesday's are good for alot of things; Midweek football games, lottery draws, afternoons off school and ash. Another to add to the list is our very own radio show. The imaginately titled Stroud Alternative Show on Stroud Fm!
These are the edited down best bits of the last week for you!
Including: Swearing's health benefits, Chris Moyles, Boris Johnson, Festival News
and plenty of loads of new jingles.


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The Capital of Seagull Poo, Tramps and Dirt...

So all 3 members of Stroud Fm's Alternative Show are now back for summer, lovely. Here's the much anticipated podcast of the first show back with all 3 of us! Only the 2nd half, sorry I forgot to record the first hour hoho. Highlights include the debate over the capital of Gloucestershire, Vatican Radio, skips full of C.D's and hmm well thats essentially the whole podcast!

Stroud Fm - Stroud Alternative Show 8th of July 2009


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