• Chant #8 | What Will Replace MTV?

    Mai 22 2009, 22h08

    Traditional radio listeners are switching to satellite radio and on-line listening options like Last.fm, Pandora, and Live365. Increasing numbers of music fans from around the world know to crawl Pitchfork, MOG, Hype Machine, and Elbo.ws for tracks from their favourite artists, news, and to get new recommendations. The on-line versions of music magazines like Rolling Stone and NME are being favored over their in-print counterparts. So, where does this leave music videos?

    Find it out @ http://www.sleepwalkingmag.com

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    # Mirah Sunshine {Mark Zonda on "Mirah", Italian tour live report}
    # See Emil Play {Mark Zonda on "Parker Lewis", live report}

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    # Nothing Like Bambi {Jacqueline Ratajczak on "Kap Bambino"}
    # A Dharma Initiative {Ellie Crean on "The Dharma"}
    # Beirut’s Split Personality {Shamus McGroggan on "Beirut"}

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    Time for SleepTalking?

    # Isn’t him Funny? Meet John from 1990’s { Mark Zonda interviews John from "1990's" }
    # The long path of Nick Garrie {Mark Zonda interviews Nick Garrie}


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    And please welcome Marilyn Roxie with her ace editorial...
    SLEEPWALKING... F* YEAH!
  • Chant #7 | LOST.FM

    Abr 26 2009, 20h31

    “They say you better listen to the voice of reason / But they don’t give you any choice ’cause they think that it’s treason”

    In Europe - at least in Italy - we’ve got a strange idea of radio broadcasting. Still controlled and tightened up by play-list, there is still a small voice for freedom and strange discovery, expecialy in late night broadcastings and weekly shows. John Peel Sessions maybe the best universally acclaimed example. Time changes, and technologies too.

    See what's happening @ http://www.sleepwalkingmag.com

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    # SleepMarket Randevu {Mark Zonda on "Speedmarket Avenue", Italian tour live report}
    # Hello Dad Horse {Mark Zonda on "Dad Horse Experience", live report}

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    Get some Pillow & Knives

    # A Postcard From Cate { Mark Zondai on "The Long Blondes"}
    # Waiting for the Shinging Hour {Mark Zonda on "The Shining Hour"}

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    Time for SleepTalking?

    # Happy with China { Mark Zonda interviews Nicko from "The Good China" }
    # The Morrisons {Mark Zonda interviews Phil Andrews from "The Morrisons"}


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    SLEEPWALKING... F* YEAH!
  • Chant #6 | How Does It Feel

    Abr 1 2009, 8h57

    “Digging deep into a 60s to 70s selection with the Temptations, Beach Boys, The Shangri Las and into the 80s with The Smiths, Belle And Sebastian - ‘a celebration of an emotion in motion’. Deeeep.”

    - Time Out London.

    Once upon a time it was only Beatles and Rolling stones, all throwing bums in in the next indie band prime and hear people say “Beware blokes… you’re bound to fall”. The Next Rolling Stone? You’d probably thought they were all kiddin’ you! One band in a million could have gone so far… You used to laugh about any band that was poppin’ out.

    Then something happened @ http://www.sleepwalkingmag.com

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    # Heil to Elfs {Mark Zonda on "Elf Power + Vic Chesnutt", live report}
    # Kaki King {Mark Zonda live report}

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    # Cashier No.9 = Cloud No.9 { Halina Rifai on "Chaiser No.9"}
    # Let’s grow old together… and die at the same time {Mark Zonda on "White Lies"}

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    Time for SleepTalking?

    # Backyard Tire Fire { Mark Zonda interview }
    # Woodpigeon {Mark Zonda interviews Megan from "Thomas Tantrum"}


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    SLEEPWALKING... F* YEAH!
  • Chant #5 | It Might As Well Be Spring

    Mar 2 2009, 20h55

    "Why should I have spring fever, when it isn't even spring?”

    Ok. I’m against things like that. I mean, looking for pin-ups to entratain the visitors of a site of mine: it’s just not my style. But - hey - spring is coming, and I personally can’t stand the apex of winter season, when cold reaches its top and I just can’t get rid of my metereopatic insofference for grey and gloomy February skies.

    Do you feel the urge to fast forward to Springtime to?

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    # Square Theme {Mark Zonda on "The Clever Square", live report}
    # See Emily Play {Mark Zonda on "Emiliana Torrini", live report}

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    Get some Pillow & Knives

    # First We Take Manhattan {By Halina Rifai}
    # Summer Days Will Come {Mark Zonda on "Sunny Summer Day"}

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    Time for SleepTalking?

    # Let The Eardrums Roll {Mark Zonda talks with Knut Lindbjør from "Eardrums Music"}
    # Magic Tantrum {Mark Zonda interviews Megan from "Thomas Tantrum"}


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    SLEEPWALKING... F* YEAH!
  • Chant #4 | Blase of Glory

    Fev 1 2009, 20h34

    “Zut alors!
    Waster waster waster!”

    Sometimes things in the real world seems to get so abstract and flat, like being stuck on the pages of a comic book. Outside it’s cold (I kinda hate winter) and you’re left alone with tea, music, facebook synthetic hit’n'chats, a fitsfull of songs heading for the next Lost episode. You call it life, I say I’m loosing touch with reality.

    Where is the big fun! Can someone show me a good party line. Lead me to the fun! I had a look to the last time I’ve been to a decent gig. It was THREE WEEKS ago, it seems ages to me and I didn’t even liked the show. People in charge of paying GOOD BANDS for DECENT shows seems to hold on some kind of undefined underated (and someone has a point in that) music acts just to bring people attention with the element of surprise and put the chgeap pratbands on a trash bin to flush a fair goodbye once the show is over. MOREOVER people from good bands seems to get cursed by some king of jinxy doom, and shows keep on dislounch one after another just like The Island once Benjamin Linus spinned the wheel. That’s was the case of Thomas Tantrum, a blessed liaison between newelty and talent. Mr. David Miatt had an incident and his hand is knocked out. Guess what: the band had to cancel his intire Italian show. Lucky we, uh?

    What remains are sweet Amazond packs (I just recieved my Delta 5 compilation and Charlotte Hatherleyand I was SO surprised that “The Deep Blue” was recorded at Red House Studio), pale gray skies out of the window, and the anticipation for some good time to come. I know that February will have its moments, and Billy The Vision And The Dancers, Emiliana Torrini, Paolo Benvegnù (starting to become Michael Jackson?) and The Islands are on their way. Meanwhhile Telepathe, The Mitchell Museum and Jill Leighton will be the soundtrack of these 2 dimensional days. What about yours? That’s the best time of ever to give these fake colouded pages a browse.

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    # Burning! Bright! {Mark Zonda on "Tiger Tiger!", live report}
    # Pony of the space {Mark Zonda on "The Spacepony", live report}

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    # Jill Leighton {By Halina Rifai}
    # Back to the future {Mark Zonda on "The Depreciation Guild"}
    # The Sound of Mature Huddersfield: The Scaremongers {By Megan Sennet}
    # Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion {By Andrè Brorsson}

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    Time for SleepTalking?

    # Safety Matches {By Mark Zonda}
    # The Cause And Resolve Of Prego {By Halina Rifai}



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  • Chant #3 | Our Last Year As Indipendent?

    Dez 31 2008, 13h50

    “So we climbed up on the rocky shore / And freaked out on the mountain goats But they were not impressed or scared of us / Do you remember our last summer as independent / Do you remember?”

    Another music year has passed. Time for some tops and hits. It’s
    charts time at the end of the year, and this tradition it’s now become
    more popoular than Queen’s speech or Christmas trees.

    Check our site to know what Sleepwalkers liked on 2008.

    ...MOREOVER...



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    # Superkicks {Mark Zonda on "Superpartner", live report}
    # Tiny "Pizza" {Mark Zonda on "Tiny Tide", live report}

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    Check Out Latest Pillow & Knives

    # The Jane Bradfods Strategy {By Halina Rifai}
    # Boogie, Woogie & Stomp {Mark Zonda on Kitty, Daisy & Lewis}
    # Meiko has become eclectic {Welcome our new Sleepwalker Megan Sennet and her review on Meiko}


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  • Chant #2

    Dez 15 2008, 23h28

    It’s gonna be a wide great Xmas all over the World. Christmas. Maybe the most universally acclaimed holiday in the World, a global material superogatory orgy of consume. C’mon Earth! Dive into the party! It’s Christmas everywhere! Is it really the same in each little place of the globe? Let’s find it out together at Geek’s Radio! Tonight we’re gonna air a special trying to get Japan and Sweden point of view.

    As for me I will deal with the Japanese department (of course!)

    Nihonjin (Japanese people) have not a christian identity, if not when they get married. Christmas got known thanks to a sudden post-war televised Americanization and the former Emperor’s birthday, very to Jesus birth. (Do you think it’s odd? Did you knew that the Emperor is the direct descendant of Gods?). So. Let’s say that Christmas in there would be more related to St. Valentine than St. Nicholas for a western prospective. Winter and snow bring ing the images of lovers and their time under a warm roof. “Ai” and “Yuki”. “Love” and “Snow”. Two words that seems to get a perfect match on Japan.

    These are the songs that I’ve selected for the show…

    - “Chrstimas” by Judy and Mary. Judy and Mary had their hype on the second half of the ’90s. They started as a melodic punk duo. “Be Ambitious”, their first album - actually never pubblished by a label - became a legend. The band soon growed becoming a quarted and started selling a considerable amount of albums and EP in very little time. The voice of Yuki Isoya is frequently compared by the über-poupular Chara (They also appeared on a strage project called “Mean Machine”). When the band split she kept diggin her way to success with a brilliant solo career. I really love that little band. Not only because they’re kinda “The Toon version of Ramoens meets Puppet Cranes”. I came to listen to their song while I began to approach Japanese pop, also during Xmas, and there are memories lingering on…

    - While “Christmas Jam” is a tiny surprise from a Trattoria Records compilation by a misterious artist called “Kaji” (I always wondered if Hideki Kaji is involved in it, but there’s a girl n vocals) “Ding-Dong” is a wormhearing pop song by a very popoular band called Tokio. It was a real hit on Japan in year 2002, just a year before the band became famous for starring on the popoular anime show “Kodomo no omocha” with the track “19 O’Clock News”.

    - Venus Peter was one of the big name of the Trattoria Records indie scene. He’s still kicking nowadays. Its “X’mas with The 3-D Cartoon” appeared on the same compilation of “Christmas Jam” (”The Exotic Christmas”). The lysergic track its composed and recorded on a perfect Cornelius style, and it’s one of my favourite so far, expecially on the Beatlesque bridge.

    - Tommy Heavenly6. “I Love XMas” is A must! Tommy it’s the fictional character born from another fictional one, when Tomoko Kawase, former singer of “The Brilliant Green”, started a first Synth-80’s Fashion-Nostalgia Oriented Chanteuse called Tommy February6, and a second dark and heavy incarnation born as a mock of Avril Lavigne called Tommy Heavenly6, rised from the death of the previous singer.

    That’s what’s cool of Japan. Just when you think they came out with the World’s sickest stravaganza in the world the suddently throw you something geniously odd in the face. Just like one of their Crhistmas Cake once the snow has melt away.

    It’s hard to be a gaijin on an Exhotic Christmas…

    Here’s the songs we played…

    Father Murphy - Ave Lucifer
    Le man avec les lunettes - In all the Xmas trees
    Parker Lewis and Friends - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Soda Fountain Rag - The christmas where it ends
    Judy and Mary - Christmas
    Tommy Heavenly6 - I love xmas
    The Garlands - Christmas song
    Venus Peter - X’mas with The 3-D Cartoon
    Kaji - Christmas Jam
    Tokio - ding-dong
    Le Sport, Montt Mardié & Mr Suitcase - Last Christmas


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    # Tiny "Pizza" {Mark Zonda on "Tiny Tide" live report}
    # The Lunettes Man Rises and Speaks {Mark Zonda on "Le Man Avec Les Lunettes" live report }


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    # The Innocence Of Robyn G Shiels {By Halina Rifai}
    # Frankly, Mr. Sharkey {Mark Zonda on "The Undertones"}


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    JUDY AND MARYVenus PeterKajiTommy heavenly6TOKIO
  • Chant #1

    Dez 8 2008, 21h28

    There’s a little Italian band called Perturbazione. They’re quite popoulare in Italy for a song called “Agosto”. It goes like that:“Agosto, is the coldes month of the year…”. Don’t know about THERE, but here in Italy November is so full of newelty and events that me & my gang use to sing like that:“November, it’s the indiest month of the year…”

    November is also the month MEI takes place.

    MEI was born as a three days meeting for all the indiependent
    Italian labels along with conferences and live events. It was cool
    ’till some years ago. Then every little label used internet to spread
    its artists, people lost interest in phisically represent their record
    under a tent, talent started to try to get scouted sending songs as an
    mp3 attachment, prizes were given only following the rule of
    underground mobby aims.

    There was not a real purpose to get up and go to MEI this years. If not for Indipendulo, an all-day-long live event presenting some of the best indie bands of the moment.

    The show was leaded by one of the memebers of Mariposa and the DJ - Opinion Leader Enrico Veronesi.


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    # Altmodish - Outmoded?{By Frank Thomas Cotton}
    # Other Stones{Mark Zonda on "Stones of Venice" live report }


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    # Iain Archer Stems From Perfection {By Halina Rifai}
    # Nico becomes forever {Mark Zonda on "Princess Nico"}
    # Cut Copyin Malmoe {By Andrè Brosson}

    C'Mon + SleepTalk With Us!

    # Another Sky {"The April Skies" interview by Mark Zonda}
    # Riot Riot{"Ra Ra Riot" interview by Mark Zonda}

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  • Hey Mei

    Dez 1 2008, 19h25

    There’s a little Italian band called Perturbazione. They’re quite popoulare in Italy for a song called “Agosto”. It goes like that:“Agosto, is the coldes month of the year…”. Don’t know about THERE, but here in Italy November is so full of newelty and events that me & my gang use to sing like that:“November, it’s the indiest month of the year…”

    November is also the month MEI takes place.

    - some pictures here -

    MEI was born as a three days meeting for all the indiependent Italian labels along with conferences and live events. It was cool ’till some years ago. Then every little label used internet to spread its artists, people lost interest in phisically represent their record under a tent, talent started to try to get scouted sending songs as an mp3 attachment, prizes were given only following the rule of underground mobby aims.

    There was not a real purpose to get up and go to MEI this years. If not for Indipendulo, an all-day-long live event presenting some of the best indie bands of the moment.

    The show was leaded by one of the memebers of Mariposa and the DJ - Opinion Leader Enrico Veronesi.

    Here’s some links to some of the most rapresentative bands that played during the event.

    A Classic Education
    Fake P
    Le Man Avec Les Lunettes
    Annie Hall

    Guess they’re going to take part of our personal soundtrack of month to come.
  • Really Primitives

    Nov 26 2008, 21h44

    Sometimes bands are meteors. They light up the sky for few seconds, everyone turns theit head up in the sky, the star is gone, what is left is the stray of something too good to be forgotten. That’s the case of “The Primitives”, one of my retro-listening I’m now found of. The Primitives carreed started to get serious once Morrissey (Yessir! Morrissei) pointed at them as one of their favourite bands of the moments (it was 80’s time).

    Listening to tracks like “Buzz Buzz Buzz” or “Really Stupid” is unbelievable how many influences you can spot! Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Soup Dragons, the Wedding Present., and consequanrly the more recent Raveonettes, Helen Love, Long Blondes.

    Some singles reall had their moment. The guitar version of “Shadow” has a Floydesque taste on it (“Set the controll.. fooor thee heart ooof theee suuun…”), the original version of “Thru the Flowers” is pure joy in (old) NME style, and it wouldn’t be bad stumble on that song in a club between Belle & Sebastian, Would-Be-Goods and Magnetic Fields. “Really Stupid” is the song of a lifetime, and its electro beat followed by dream-pop electric riffs with choirs à-la-Ramones sets the course for bands like Pastels and Transvision Vamp to come.The Primitives