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Starring Tom Waits, The National, Coldplay, 65daysofstatic, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Mike Skinner and plenty more...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 28 Oct 2011
The Bank Holiday is within touching distance and to celebrate we have a seriously bumper Free Music Friday for you. Nothing like a good ol' rake of free tunes of a Friday right? Let's get to it...
First up, you can listen to Tom Waits and (if you dare) Lou Reed & Metallica’s respective new albums in their entirety at www.npr.org/2011/10/23/141565981/first-listen-tom-waits-bad-as-me and www.loureedmetallica.com
Don’t have a soundtrack for your Halloween party? You do now courtesy of the guys and ghouls at www.monstermashups.co.uk
Orbital celebrate their getting back together – we’re hearing whispers of Irish dates in April – by giving away a lurvely new tune @ soundcloud.com/orbital-4/never
The Most Generous Record Company Of The Week Award goes to Fat Cat and their 130701 subsidiary who are both giving away digital samplers featuring the likes of The Twilight Sad, Mazes and the quite brilliant We Were Promised Jetpacks. Go to www.fat-cat.co.uk/iceland and www.130701.com now.
Cork electro merchants Versives kindly gift us their new ‘Two Enemies’ single and its epic ‘All In Arrival’ flip. Quality stuff @ www.versives.bandcamp.com
FMF regulars Valentino Is Dead continue their DEAD Acoustic Sessions with a nifty version of the Irish National Anthem, AKA The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks’.
We are seriously loving the blippy – if it’s not a word, it should be – makeover Sacred Animals has given Owensie’s ‘Cat And Mouse’. Grab it @ soundcloud.com/sacredanimals
Swedish indie darlings The Sounds go electroclash on their new offering. Off to mp3.rollingstone.com/download/04BetterOffDead.mp3 with you.
Quality acoustic fare from Dublin singer-songwriter Steve McCann including a nifty cover of ‘Hit The Road Jack’. We shall be hearing more from this gentleman. Go to www.soundcloud.com/steven-mccann