Monday, 9 November 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP9

Woooahh! Episode 9 in da house/in your face! This episode we are joined by the ever charming Sam Eden for an expedition through the forest of good new music. We also induldge in a climb up banter mountain, during which we give Nick Griffin a thorough ribbing and discuss what Derren Brown is going to do next. Wicked chatz, yeah?

You know what to do by now, right click HERE and "Save Link As..." to download it, or get it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

The tracklisting for episode 9 is as follows:

1. Boys Noize - Kontact Me
2. Omnikrom - Comme à la Télévision
3. Thom Yorke - TheHollowEarth
4. Why? & Themselves - Canada
5. Tom Waits - Jesus Gonna Be Here
6. Traffic - Paper Sun
7. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Torin Torin feat. Harouna Samake)
8. Achiteq - Birds of Prey
9. Panty Raid - Upset
10. Monsters of Folk - Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)

And hey, while you're here, check out this great video for Comme à la Télévision by Omnikrom! Enjoy!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Interview With Why?

So, Why? are a wicked awesome band, that's established. But would you like to see them interviewed by a middle aged man who wears clothes that are way too young for him? Of course you would.

P.S. Why?'s new album Eskimo Snow is out now and I recommend it, like, loads.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

New Sufjan Stevens!

It's been way flippin' long since Sufjan Stevens breached public ears with new music, but alas, the wait is over. Recorded at a show in Ithaca, New York Sufjan debuted three new compositions, all, in my opinion, of hyper epic standard. Below you can watch the videos of Mr. Stevens performing them live, along with links to the downloadable MP3s of each song. Enjoy at your leisure.

Sufjan Stevens - "There's Too Much Love" (Live) MP3

Sufjan Stevens - "Age Of Adz" (Live) MP3

Sufjan Stevens - "Impossible Souls" (Live) MP3

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP8

We feel disgusting. It's been so long. You've probably moved on, found other lovers, ripped up all the photos of us... but we're sorry, we want to make it right. We know it's going to take some time, but please, after all we've been through, just hear us out. We've got a brand new thingycast pod thing to show you, we hope it makes up for what we've put you through.

Ok, so if you wouldn't mind, just right click HERE and "Save Link As..." to download it, or get it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Here's the tracklisting for episode eight:

1. HEALTH - Die Slow
2. Zoot Woman - Lonely By Your Side
3. Grizzly Bear - Deep Blue Sea
4. Jay-Z - On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
5. Dean Martin - How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning?
6. Daniel Johnston - Casper the Friendly Ghost
7. The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
8. Felix da Housecat - Do Not Try This At Home
9. Bullion - Are you the one?
10. Larytta - You Got Nothing (Lazersword Remix)

Have a little peep at this episode's video treat, it's a song by UNKLE feat. Thom Yorke called Rabbit In Your Headlights... and it's epic.

Unkle & Tom York (Radiohead) - Rabbit in your headlights from nimoff on Vimeo.

Much love,
Michael and Paul.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP7


Before we get started, I have to get something off my chest; I love you. There, I said it.

Ok, I feel much lighter now. Back to business. EPISODE 7 IS RIGHT IN YOUR FACE! ALL UP IN YOUR GRILL! In the politest way possible of course. It's like exploding in your face but the explosion has expelled forth pillows, scented roses, thank yous, pleases, excuse mes and hat doffs, or some shit like that. Anyway, in this week's podcast we announce the winner of the Rolf Harris drawing competition (you can check out the entries on our facebook group SPEAKING VOLUMEZ), play some hectic beats, and discuss statistics and probability. Sounds fun, doesn't it? FUCH JA ICH DOES! Bruno impressions are cool right? Please say yes...

Alas, right click HERE and "Save Link As..." to download it, or get it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Here's the tracklisting for episode seven:

1. CLP feat Kovas - Dip Shorty
2. Jay-Z - Can't Cheat Death
3. Fat Freddy's Drop - Pull The Catch
4. Gold Panda - Quitter's Raga
5. The Kinks - All Day and All Night
6. The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
7. MF Doom - Gazillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix)
8. Hook and the Twin - Bang Bang Cherry
9. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions
10. Radiohead - Harry Patch (In Memory of)

Have a look at this video for Audacity of Huge by Simian Mobile Disco too. It's off the wicked, yeah?!

Hugs, hugs, hugs.

Michael and Paul.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP6

Dearest Y'all,

Episode 6 has been chopped up, sanded down, varnished, and is now fit for consumption. It lays in waiting, buff and ready to be be grabbed at the shoulders and taken by you.

This episode we've completely upped the ante. Imagine that all the previous episodes are like thick demented dogs... well, by comparison this one is Lassie, bounding across a golden field barking a symphony of lushious sounds towards the valley of your ears. We've scattered a few brand new little jingles all over the place which we hope you find chucklesome. Also, there's a brand new feature this week entitled "Pillow Talk" (it's not what you think! Unless you're thinking about what it actually is, in which case, it's completely what you think) to complement the existing "How Old is it Fella?".

Aside from all that, we have the usual barrage of disgustingly good music for you to enjoy.

As always, right click HERE and "Save Link As..." to download it, or get it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Here's the tracklisting for episode six:

1. Beirut - Akara
2. Siriusmo - Let Me In!
3. Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
4. Kyza - The King (feat. King Knut)
5. The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
6. Eurythmics - Who's That Girl
7. Harmonic 313 - Köln
8. Us & Them - My One
9. Joker - Digidesign
10. Heartsrevolution - Ultraviolence (Les Petits Pilous Remix)

This episode's cheeky video treat is a wonderful live rendition of "Nantes" by Beirut, I dare you to enjoy it!

Many hugs,
Michael and Paul.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Serious Delirium...

Guys! Before episode 6 of our podcast which is waiting in the wings we would like to feast your eyes with a lovely clip from a nice film. In this clip from 2003's Coffee and Cigarettes Bill Murray meets Rza and Gza from the Wu Tang....can it get better than that?

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Free Lazer Sword Mix: Sweatpants Money

Lazer Sword, kings of turbo crunk, have followed up their free 2008 mix, Blap to the Future, with this staggering work of electro henchness entitled Sweatpants Money. Don't be a Negative Norman, click HERE and download it for cheaper than a penny, AKA for free, right now.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP5

Alright you cheeky nutters!

Here we go again, number flippin' 5! Where does the time go? I'll tell you where; it goes into all the small things like taking the lids off pens, tying your shoelaces (unless you have brogues), almost sneezing, opening envelopes etc... but here for you, in the form of episode number 5, we have a slightly less mundade way for you to flit away the seconds of your lovely life.

This episode, we have a special guest; Chris Salem - friend, brother, son, pilot, muscle man, confidant - joins us to discuss music and crows, film quotes and pub coaster quizes. It's a messy fest of lols and songs, with which we'd love for you to join in!

This week we also launch our very first competition! Listen out to win a chance to choose a song for the next episode!

As always, right click HERE and "Save Link As..." to download it, or get it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Here's the tracklisting for episode five:

1. Discovery feat. Angel Deradoorian - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
2. Grizzly Bear and Feist - Service Bell
3. Van She - Changes (Vemixed)
4. Nosaj Thing - Coat of Arms
5. DJ Shadow - Mignight In A Perfect World
6. Blackstreet - No Diggity
7. T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
8. Bjork - The Dull Flame Of Desire (Modeselektor Remix For Boys)
9. Why? - Eskimo Snow
10. Mos Def feat Slick Rick - Auditorium
11. Minitel Rose - Better Days Part. I Musique Pub Crunch.

Aaaaand for this episode's Cheeky Video Treat we have a properly awesome video for Grizzly Bear's song "Two Weeks" which was the very first song we played on these here podcasts.

Much Love,
Michael and Paul.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Buck 65 - Blood Pt. 2

Oh Hi!

So yeah, basically I thought I'd take the liberty of posting up a flippin' song here for you! It's a re-doing (I think the kids call it remixing, or some shit like that) by Buck 65 of the Sufjan Stevens song Blood Pt.2 (played on episode one of the Podcast). It's been beaten up a little and a rapper chap called Serengeti has busted some rhymes over it. This re-doing features on the Dark Was The Night compilation (along with the original) which I must stress is chocked full of lovely songs.

So here, take it, I don't want it anymore, it's all yours to keep:

Buck 65 - Blood Pt. 2 (Feat. Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP4


Episode four, recorded under the ever present oppressiveness of a sweltering heat wave, is ready to be downloaded and played by your computer/iPod/other mp3 player/CD player (if you decide to burn it to a CD)/Cassette Walkman (if you are hardcore old school).

There are some gigantic beats and total nonsense words on this one, which we hope, as always, you enjoy at a level ranging between "a bit" and "enormously".

Click right bloody HERE to download it, or get it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Here's the tracklisting for episode four:

1. Peter, Bjorn and John - Nothing to Worry About
2. Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of Huge
3. Animal Collective - Daily Routine (Phaseone Remix)
4. Bibio - Fire Ant
5. Kenny Rogers - Just Dropped In (to see what condition my condition was in)
6. The Cure - Close to me
7. Clark - Growls Garden
8. Lazer Sword - Issey
9. Machinedrum - Thisgo
10. Casso Blax - Clockin' My Face

I almost forgot! Here is this episode's Cheeky Video Treat. It's a rather surreal video for
Peter Bjorn and John's, "It don't move me". Enjoy!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP3


Two weeks goes quickly, right? Here we are rolling up to your computer doorstep with episode three cradled in our arms already. This episode wanders through an ecclectic mix of 10 new songs which we hope you'll enjoy. Aside from the musical delights, we also have the usual chitter-chatterings; this week we cover some diverse topics which range from talk of painting cats' heads illuminous orange, to the moment when Bubble smashed his leg into a chair on Big Brother 2. Also, I accidentally use a Little Britian catchphrase and Paul has a mini-meltdown. Mental. There is also the perennial question to ask... who will be crowned this weeks "How Old is it Fella?" champion?!

All you have to do to be listening within seconds is CLICK HERE (remember you can right click and select "Save Link As" to save it to your computer) or go and fetch it from iTunes by clicking RIGHT HERE.

Here's the tracklisting for episode three:

1. TOBACCO Feat. Aesop Rock - Dirt
2. Terry Callier - Way Too Many
3. The Whitest Boy Alive - High on the Heels
4. James Grant - The Bay At The Nape of Your Neck
5. The Police - Message in a Bottle
6. Paul Simon - Homeless
7. Telepathe - Devil's Trident
8. Bastila - Ghosts
9. Bill Callahan - Jim Cain
10. Fukkk Offf - More Than Friends

Let us know what you think!

Lots of Love
Michael and Paul


This episode's Cheeky Treat is a video for The Whitest Boy Alive's song called Golden Cage.
The illustration is done by Geoff McFetridge. Have a peek.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

A Wonderful Treat!

I've a wonderful little treat for you. You know that old band, The Beatles? Well aside from producing a plethora of amazing songs they also did a few films; the first of which was called A Hard Day's Night (like the song!) and I've found the film in it's entirety on dat fing called da youtube.

It's a genuinely charming and funny film which I hope you'll enjoy. It's in 9 parts on youtube and I've only posted up the first on here but the others are easy to find.

A couple of things to look out for:

1) George Harrison stacking hard in the first scene and John Lennon cracking up.
2) Ringo Starr's weird laugh at about 4 Minutes 20 Seconds.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Speaking Volumez Podcast EP2

Woahhhhhhhhh!!! Sorry we're late, but we just wanted so badly to get this right for you... and anyway, what's a few days between friends right? I knew you'd understand.

Right, where do we start?! We've got a load of lovely fresh new bits for you this week including a couple of brand flippin' new jingles which we've made especially for the podcast. Listen out for them! We also have 10 more amazing musical compositions for you to absorb with your ears. We have a celebrity endorsement - listen out for it! As well as all the usual irreverant banter.

Anyway, as usual CLICK HERE to listen, or right click and "save link as" to save it to your computer. Or... go and bloody subscribe in iTunes by clicking here!

Here's the track listing for episode two:

1. edIT -More Lazers
2. Bike for Three! - All There is to Say About Love
3. Bishop Allen - Oklahoma
4. Ratatat - Mirando
5. Andrew Bird - Tenuousness
6. Nina Simone - Sinner Man
7. A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
8. Zeigeist - Humanitarianism
9. Marina and The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road
10. Animal Collective - My Girls

So there they all are, all those lovely songs.

Don't foget you can e-mail us at

Lots of Love
Michael and Paul.


Here's the video for this week which I lied about in the podcast, it's not a Bike for Three! video as promised, it's an equally sexy Andrew Bird video for a song called "Imitosis". Enjoy!

Friday, 29 May 2009

I wanna be your lover!

The thing I find most confusing about this whole thing is that, lyrically, they both seem to be singing about totally different things. Mr. Moustache seems to be describing some perilous journey to another planet where they are attacked by various creatures while Mr. Floppy Face sings about wanting to elevate a buddy status to a fuck buddy status.

Regardless, and I'm not sure if this is wrong of me, but I actually love this song.

My favourite bit is when he "makes contact" beep beep.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Fist Bumps All Round!

Oi you! Yeah, I thought you saw me. Hey, so look, we've got some news for you; we've only gone and gotten our podcast on bloody iTunes! I know what you're thinking, you're thinking, "That's cool guys, well done, but what the fucking hell does that have to do with me?!" Well hang on there pal and I'll tell you!

This means that you can now subscribe to the Speaking Volumez podcast so that your computer, with it's massive internet skills, will download our new podcasts automatically each time you open iTunes - which is a massive touch m8.

To subscribe just click this link right here:

Or if you're feeling adventurous go to the iTunes store and search for Speaking Volumez. It should come up under the podcasts section.

Thursday, 21 May 2009


Here for you, and only you, is a lovely little animated video. It's presented by Nike and is called Onwards. The brilliant illustration is by James Jarvis and the delightfully apt music is by Caribou. Don't worry if you can't hear anything at first, the music doesn't kick in until just after a minute.

Onwards from AKQA on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Technical Yikes!

Listen, I'm really sorry. I let you down. If you tried to download the podcast to your computer and found that the file you downloaded didn't work... it's my bad. I've fixed it now though. So try again and I promise you it will work. I know I need to re-gain your trust but have faith, it works now, honestly. You can even put it on your iPod/portable music player now!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Welcome to the Beginning!

Hello You!

Thanks for coming! Here it is, our very first podcast full of voices and music. I say full of voices,
there's only two, Paul's and mine, but by gosh is there a lot of hench music on there.

I do need to clarify a few things about the podcast, firstly the blog address I reel off during the show is FALSE (I done gotz it wrong) but you know that because you made it here. This page right here is the official address of our blog. Our e-mail is correct though, (always with an ironic Z) so get at us should you feel the need.

Right! Here we go, all you need to do is CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast, which clocks in at just over an hour long.

If you want to save it to your computer then right click it and "save link as". But I know I don't really need to tell you that you techno wiz kid!

Here's the tracklisting for Episode One:

1. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
2. Larytta - Bauch Amp
3. Fever Ray - I'm Not Done
4. Themselves feat. Passage - Puzzled
5. Duran Duran - Save a Prayer
6. Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage
7. Junior Boys - Work
8. Sufjan Stevens - You Are the Blood
9. DJ Vadim - R3 Imaginashun
10. Amadou & Mariam - Sabali

We hope you enjoy it very much!

P.S. As a little treat and as promised on the podcast here is the video for Fever Ray's "When I Grow Up"