Monday, January 29, 2007

Jamie T

With his appealingly lazy hip-hop vocal phrasing and his eclectic bedroom D.I.Y. musical palette, Jamie T comes across at times like the mutant love child of the Streets' Mike Skinner and Badly Drawn Boy's Damon Gough. His clever pop sense is his own, however, and keeps the young South Londoner from sounding like a mash-up of his influences, which range from vintage Jamaican ska to the Beastie Boys, via Tina Turner and the Clash. Born Jamie Treays (roughly, "TREE-yay") in Wimbledon in 1986, Jamie T grew up in multicultural London, absorbing a variety of musical styles while attempting to create his own. Abandoning the guitar as too difficult to play while singing, Jamie T first picked up the electric bass before a friend gifted him with a hand-me-down standup acoustic model. While playing solo bass-and-vocals gigs, Jamie T also started recording his own one-man band home tracks, eventually debuting with the "Salvador" 7" single in 2004, followed by the Betty and the Selfish Sons EP, both on his own Pacemaker Records imprint. Along with gigs with increasingly hot London acts like the Mystery Jets, Jamie T got an instant leg up when Damon Albarn chose him to remix Gorillaz's single "Kids with Guns." Signing to Gorillaz's label, Virgin Records, Jamie T put together a full band lineup for live gigs and released two more singles in 2006, "Sheila" and "If You've Got the Money," as he prepared his debut album. The album is titled "Panic Prevention" and comes out at 1st of February, 2007. Check it out!

Jamie T - Sheila
Jamie T - Salvador
Jamie T @ MySpace

Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity (2007) !!!
Apostle Of Hustle - Folkloric Feel !!!
The Most Serene Republic - Phages !!!
Cursive - The Ugly Organ !!!
Red House Painters - Old Ramon !!!
Viva Voce - Lovers, Lead The Way! !!!
+ Alexisonfire, Amos Lee, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds, Bob Seger, Broken Social Scene,
Citizen Cope, Corinne Bailey Rae, Do Make Say Think, Elliot Smith, Elysian Fields,
Mates Of State, Matt Costa, Our Lady Peace, The Flaming Lips, Stars, The Format, K-OS,
Sloan, The Avalanches, Foo Fighters, The Beatles, The Trews, The Smashing Pumpkins, etc.
Albums: Sigur Ros, Notwist, Einsturzende Neubauten, Laurie Anderson, Aesop Rock, Boom Bip,
La Cabra Mecanica, Sugar Ray, Leonard Cohen, Kaki King, etc.
Indie Hip-Hop


Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of todays links are giving me errors from the TinyURL site?

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not working~!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Ziggy said...

It should work now :)

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no dice

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks...I don't normally post, but wasn't sure if you'd noticed :D

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Links are all working now.
Just wanted to say 'thank you' for uncovering these 'dirs' and pointing us in the direction of them. I can't but help clicking on the "Parent Directory's" to see where they lead. Sometimes I find things of interest...
Do these hosters mind?
Cheers, Michael.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mind? I just like to think they are oblivious...

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently the sit is already down again

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heyo ziggy! thanks for all the links. can i request some albums? how about The Magic Numbers' Those The Brokes and Phoenix's United? thanks!

6:03 PM  
Anonymous feelglass said... not working

7:11 PM  
Blogger Daniel J Roth said...

Holy crud is that song Shelia good. Is it about a rape/murder? I've never been so emotionally conflicted after listening to one song. Really, really good, and the kid is what 20?
Wow! Thanks for the introduction, I'll be bying this album.

1:46 AM  

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