4 posts categorized "thecocknbullkid"


Cocknbullkid - Cocknbullkid (new name and song!)

No, I didn't slip up and type the artist name and song as the same bit. Anita Blay, formerly known as thecocknbullkid (and also known as a beastly-favorite of ours), decided to freshen up her moniker. So, sans "the", let's introduce ourselves to Cocknbullkid. Also, we're gonna get familiar with a self-titled song that's making this shit-filled day all that much lighter. Thanks girl.



As Blay notes: "I have dropped the ‘the’ from my name. So I’m just Cocknbullkid now. All still one word but not all lower case. So still pedantic but I could be worse." The song is, aptly-titled, Cocknbullkid. The self-referential track comes courtesy of production work from Liam Howe (Marina and the Diamonds' chief producer/writer) and the talented hands of piano-pioneer, Gonzales.


A touch of "Alice in Wonderland-esque" lyrics about taking pills to make ya big and small fit nicely with the light and breezy track.


Yours, mine and hers below.


mp3: Cocknbullkid - Cocknbullkid 


thecocknbullkid - Hold On To Your Misery

This is the cutest interpretation of feeling down in the dumps that you might ever hear. I love thecocknbullkid, and the lass has long been on our radar, long been preparing the release of her debut album, and long long longly been longed for in our ears via the course of new tunes. I like repeating things. So here, I'll say again, I love thecocknbullkid. Also, this new song is pretty jamalicious. 



Premiering the track on BBC, DJ voice dudes Huw and Rob Da Bank had the exclusive radio play of Hold On To Your Misery last week. It will serve as the first single from her upcoming freshman offering, Adulthood. The single will be out in September, with the album due out at some point. Yeah, sorry, I don't particularly know when, but I do know that means it's not soon enough.


And yes boys and beasts, it's a fairly tidy radio rip, so there's a bit of the Huw speak for a few seconds.


Still, it does not make the song any less awesome.


mp3: thecocknbullkid - Hold On To Your Misery 



Beastly Bits #44

I'm almost 100% back in fine form after a rad last week in Austin for SXSW. Sure, my vocals are still strained like I've been on a shouting spree for days, but hey, all in all, it was totally worth it.


That said, many thanks for your patience in my absenteeism. Updates from the fest will be flying at you all day today and through tomorrow. Timeliness...we try.


R.I.P. Jim Marshall, one of the most talented rock photogs ever. More here. 


thecocknbullkid has been on our radar for nearly 2 years. With her debut album (partially written and produced by Gonzales!) due out later this year, she's starting a series of live performances, including the upcoming ICA Annual Fundraiser. Tickets here.


New videos from Usher (with Nicki Minaj), Sebastien Tellier and Bad Lieutenant are all rocking our bods this morning. Check them out at their respective links.


mp3: thecocknbullkid - I'm Not Sorry


Gonzales' Piano Talk Show: February Residency at Joe's Pub

He plays piano. He talks. He raps, complains and sometimes waffles....and now Gonzales is playing every Thursday in February at Joe's Pub in New York City.


Taking time out from putting the finishing touches on his new full-length, Ivory Tower (due out later this year), co-writing and producing the debut album from Beaston-fave, thecocknbullkid, and co-writing songs with Jarvis Cocker, NYC (and myself) are warmly welcoming Gonzales for a string of 4 dates in which he'll tease, tantalize and titillate audiences with his uniquely-talented flair.


Fresh from his Guinness World Record for longest live piano performance (27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds) his piano battle with Andrew WK in New York, and a sold-out run at London’s La Pigalle Club, Paris-based pianist and showman Chilly Gonzales crosses the Atlantic for four Piano Talk Shows in New York City this February. The self-proclaimed "Entertainist" will play every Thursday at Joe’s Pub, finally giving NYC a taste of his futuristic cabaret performance. Each show will feature a guest from Gonzo's extended musical family to keep the surprises coming. Feb 4 - with SIA Feb 11 - with Andrew WK Feb 18 - with A-Trak Feb 25 - with Princess Superstar


If you'd like to attend, you can find ticketing information here...but be quick, because these events are not to be missed and availabilities will go fast! Also, check back next week for my exclusive interview with Gonzales, as well as intimate coverage from each night during his residency throughout the month of February. I'll be chatting with each of his special guests as well as providing video coverage the day following each performance. So psyched, and yes, oh so rad!


mp3: Marina And The Diamonds - Hollywood (Gonzales Classical Rework) mp3: Princess Superstar VS Mason - Perfect Exceeder mp3: Sia - Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix) mp3: A-Trak - Loonies To Blow mp3: Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet


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