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#21 Posted : 09 February 2024 08:02:03(UTC)
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Voodoo Dolls Unleash Hilarious Chaos with Latest Single "Assassin Man"

Move over, James Bond – there's a new assassin in town, and he's far from suave. London-based post-punk/garage duo Voodoo Dolls, comprised of the dynamic Jack Lai and the cooler than cool Haru Shibata, have unleashed their latest single, "Assassin Man," and it's the musical equivalent of a slapstick comedy in ninja costumes.

The song's lyrics are as straightforward as they come, resembling the poetic genius of a middle-school doodle. "Assassin man, Assassin man, Why don't you listen to your old sensei?" screams Haru Shibata, the band's guitarist...and target of the lame assassin. The lyrics portray a protagonist with all the killer instincts of a marshmallow.

But let's be honest, it's this blatant lack of finesse that makes "Assassin Man" a gem. The simplicity of the lyrics, coupled with Voodoo Dolls' raw and unapologetic sound, creates an irreverent song that's impossible to take seriously – and that's precisely the point.

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Enter the music video, a delightful creation by the emerging Nagoya-based JapAnime studio, Toio. Picture this: Jack and Haru transformed into anime avatars, embroiled in a surreal fight that's equal parts chaos and charm. Toio managed to encapsulate the essence of the song, turning it into a visual feast that unfolds like a manga on steroids.

The video showcases Jack Lai's lame assassin attempts, armed with drumsticks as his weapon of choice. It's a hilarious journey of failure that mirrors the song's absurdity. Meanwhile, Haru Shibata, the guitarist with typical manga-style superpowers, jumps, and shoots laser in the most anime fashion imaginable.

The creative process behind the video was no walk in the park. Crafting a japanese style anime that captures the essence of Voodoo Dolls' irreverence and humor took time. But the wait was undoubtedly worthwhile.

"Assassin Man" may not be your typical spy thriller, but it's an infectious earworm that you'll find yourself humming despite its anti-heroic message. Voodoo Dolls, with their quirky style and raw sound, have delivered a musical and visual experience that's as fun as it is unexpected. So, grab your drumsticks, and join the ranks of the lame assassins with Voodoo Dolls. It's a mission you won't want to miss.

Edited by user 09 February 2024 17:08:46(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#22 Posted : 10 February 2024 07:37:47(UTC)
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Karoliena: the voodoo dolls are charming as hell. I love it.

Erica: crap crap crap. The competition is getting clever,Nina. What are we gonna do? I'm not like you,all I have is my personality!

Nina:am ..I supposed to be complimented by that,love?

Erica: fuck if I know. All I know is we need to get funnier and fast.

Erich: do a bunch of blow and yell? It worked for Sam kinison.

Erica and Nina: who the fuck is that?!

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#23 Posted : 12 March 2024 15:23:58(UTC)
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**Exploring the unferground Universe of Jugendstil's "Fenklup"**

London-based band Jugendstil has just unleashed their debut album, "Fenklup". Formed by the duo Tim Green and Daniel Hayes, the band's lineup expanded with the addition of French singer Eloïse Desrosiers and Dutch bass player Elke Hoekstra, whose haunting backing vocals add an eerie layer to the band's unmistakable sound.

The album's title, borrowed from a vintage Dutch TV show, sets the tone for an exploration that defies any attempt to define their influences.

"Fenklup" is not merely a collection of tracks; it's a carefully crafted piece that required extensive time in the studio. The undeniable touch of a DIY and handmade process gives the album a unique character that sets it apart in the contemporary music scene.

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(Daniel Hayes and Elke Hoekstra)

Jugendstil's sound is a blend of hypnotic rhythms, vintage electronic instruments, and Desrosiers' unique monotone vocals delivering lyrics in both English and French. This amalgamation creates a musical entity that looks like nothing else, with influences reaching across Krautrock, 60's French music, and post-rock.

Eloïse Desrosiers takes the helm as the lyricist, drawing inspiration from surrealism, situationism, and avant-garde authors. Her lyrics delve into societal critiques, exploring the urge to revolt against oppressive systems. However, Jugendstil adamantly resists being labeled a political band with protest songs; instead, they see themselves as an art object, a sentiment reinforced by the quality of the album's cover art, meticulously designed for vinyl collectors.

The album kicks off with a five-minute headbanger, "Chambord Pogo", introducing Eloïse's voice after a hypnotic instrumental sequence of nearly four minutes. The standout track, "Antisong 74", serves as the first single, addressing Jugendstil's recurrent theme—the struggle against alienation. "Fragile Human Defenses" follows, exploring how we communicate to conceal imperfections in a world driven by image. Elke Hoekstra's serene harmonies provide a perfect falsetto counterpoint to Desrosiers' deep voice, creating a dynamic interplay.

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(Tim Green and Eloïse Desrosiers)

"Doo Dah Agitator" emphasizes the interaction between the two vocalists, while "Monastic Static," an instrumental interlude with a hypnotic riff and retro sounds from a vintage mellotron. The title track, "Fenklup," dives into Desrosiers' philosophical inclinations, exploring Cornélius Castoriadis's idea that the possibility of another society is an illusion, driven by our own ambitions.

The exploration of political and philosophical subjects continues with "The Thinkin' and the Doin'" and "Fractal Mind of a Crowd", sung in French and inspired by Gustave LeBon's "Psychology of a Crowd." The album concludes with the two Head Bangers "Mothlight" (borrowing its title to a movie from avant-garde director Stan Brakhage), and "Neon Pink Bike" where the listenner embark on a ride where freedom is just an illusion.

Jugendstil, signed to Head South Records, is not aiming for mainstream charts. Instead, they present themselves as a niche band, adept at mixing genres and possessing a strong musical and vocal identity with a huge load of diverse inspirations.

Listen to Antisong 74



**Tracklist:**
1. Chambord Pogo
2. Antisong 74
3. Fragile Human Defenses
4. Doo-Dah Agitator
5. Monastic Static
6. Fenklup
7. The Thinkin' and the Doin'
8. Fractal Mind of a Crowd
9. Mothlight
10. Neon Pink Bike

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Edited by user 12 March 2024 19:02:15(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#24 Posted : 31 May 2024 01:35:54(UTC)
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**Introducing Scream Team: our latest addi(c)tion**

Get ready to have your musical world turned upside down because Head South is proud to announce the latest addition to our eclectic lineup: Scream Team!

Imagine if The Fall and Art Brut had a lovechild. Well, that lovechild would undoubtedly be Scream Team, hailing all the way from the vibrant streets of Brentford. Led by Kevin Lysander (messy hair, accent, awful pullovers), whose lyrics are as direct and sarky as they come, this band doesn't hold back. Their songs are raw, crude, and dripping with that unmistakable wry humor that keeps you coming back for more.

But Kevin isn't alone in this musical adventure. He's joined by the talented Jenny Behynde, Chris Thewlis, Toby Armadillo, and Tom Fumner, each bringing their own unique flair to the table.

So, how did this powerhouse of a band come to be part of the Head South family? Well, it all started with a killer audition in Brighton. We just knew we had to snatch them up before anyone else did...

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(From leftvto right) Tom Fumner, Toby Armadillo, Kevin Lysander, Chris Thewlis, Jenny Behynde



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Edited by user 05 June 2024 07:41:10(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#26 Posted : 06 June 2024 14:25:28(UTC)
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**Head South Welcomes Four Groundbreaking Artists to Our Ever-Growing Family**

In a bold and exciting move, Head South is thrilled to announce the signing of four exceptional emerging artists, each bringing a unique soundscape to our label. This milestone not only marks the largest addition to our roster since our inception but also reaffirms our unwavering commitment to promoting a diverse array of sounds. We're excited to introduce you to the newest members of the Head South family: Safiya Afolayan, Eireann Flannery, Harlow Reed, and Hana Rahman.

### Safiya Afolayan: A Symphony of Influences ###
Born and raised in Leeds, Safiya Afolayan grew up immersed in music, thanks to her father, a renowned studio musician who played alongside some of the UK’s greatest artists. Safiya’s talents as a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer shine through her eclectic sound, which seamlessly blends indie pop, neo-soul, hip-hop, and her rich Nigerian heritage. As she embarks on her solo career, we're excited to see where her musical journey takes her.

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### Eireann Flannery: Charting a New Path in Indie Folk Rock ###"
Dublin-born Eireann Flannery is a true testament to musical versatility and dedication. Having attended one of the top music schools in Dublin, Eireann initially made her mark in jazz bands before charting her own path in indie folk rock. Her soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics promise to resonate deeply with listeners, making her a perfect fit for the Head South ethos.

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### Harlow Reed: TikTok’s Electro-Pop Whiz Kid ###
The COVID-19 lockdowns may have kept millions confined to their homes, but for Harlow Reed, it was a period of artistic blossoming. This Brisbane native took to the internet, learning guitar and sharing her melancholic yet enchanting covers on TikTok. Her alternative electro-pop sound quickly caught our attention, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her unique voice join our label.

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### Hana Rahman: Fusion at Its Finest ###
Hailing from Birmingham and carrying the rich heritage of her Indonesian roots, Hana Rahman’s music is a testament to resilience and creativity. After a challenging childhood and the loss of her father, Hana found solace in music, eventually making a name for herself as a DJ in Birmingham’s underground scene. Her innovative fusion of dub, ska, funk, and reggae creates an infectious energy that’s impossible to ignore.

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### A New Chapter ###
These four phenomenal women bring an incredible range of sounds and stories to Head South, and we’re honored to support them as they share their music with the world. Alongside these four remarkable artists, we’re also thrilled to welcome Scream Team, making this the most significant expansion in our label’s history. It’s an exciting time for Head South, and we remain dedicated to fostering a community where diverse musical talents can emerge.

Stay tuned for more updates and releases from our newest artists.
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**Head South Falls for Hana Rahman: Debut Single "Wanna Die in Birmingham" Breaks Boundaries**

Alright, we love all our artists here at Head South, but every now and then, someone comes along who just blows us away with their raw talent and unique perspective. Hana Rahman is one of those artists. When we met her, it was clear she had that rare quality—an ability to rise above her troubles with grace and charm, while crafting music that breaks boundaries. Her debut single, "Wanna Die in Birmingham," is here, and it's everything we hoped for and more.

Born in Birmingham with Indonesian roots, Hana's life has been anything but easy. She experienced a rough childhood and the profound loss of her father as a teenager. Raised by her mother, Hana found strength in music. Starting out as a DJ in Birmingham, she’s now breaking into the wider music scene with a pure low tempo dub / reggae track.

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"Wanna Die in Birmingham" is inspired by Hana’s struggles to integrate into UK society and her drive for revenge against the hardships she's faced. The track boasts a strong urban identity, layering Indonesian voices with the ambient sounds of city life, all wrapped up in a smooth dub rhythm. Hana’s ability to channel her experiences into such a poignant and powerful piece is nothing short of remarkable.

The lyrics of "Wanna Die in Birmingham" are a raw and honest portrayal of Hana's journey. They speak to the pain of exclusion and racism she faced growing up in Birmingham, a city that never really welcomed her, as a kid.

In "Wanna Die in Birmingham," Hana challenges listeners to confront uncomfortable truths about belonging and identity. Her music is not just a fusion of genres, but a fusion of her life's experiences.This track is just the beginning for Hana Rahman, and we’re thrilled to have her as part of the Head South family.

Listen to the track here


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Edited by user 25 June 2024 07:19:34(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#28 Posted : 10 July 2024 15:51:48(UTC)
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**Transcript of Head South Music Label's 1st Birthday Commercial**

[Scene 1: A messy, slightly drunk clown wobbles into view, surrounded by kids at a birthday party. He bellows a raucous rendition of “Happy Birthday, Head South!” then swigs from a beer bottle.]

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Clown:"Well, well, well... 1-year-old. Little baby has grown up, right?"

Kids: "Yeaahhh!"

Clown: "Who would’ve imagined that this small label would’ve gone where it is right now?"

Kid: "Not me!"

Clown: "You’re right, Stacy. Me neither!"

[Cut to : The clown aggressively smashing a birthday piñata with a baseball bat, candy spilling everywhere. He wipes his brow and turns to the camera..]

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Clown: "Hey, you recognized me, right?" [Silence. Crickets, maybe?]"It’s Tony!"[Another awkward silence.]

Clown: "The guys at Head South had this great idea to dress me like a clown to tell you this... Get ready for something special!"

[Scene cuts to Tony the Clown sitting with the kids, stacking empty beer cans.]

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Clown:"You guys are all invited to Head South’s 1st Birthday Party! For their first anniversary, Head South will organize cool events..."

Little Girl: "Coconut Shy?"

Clown: "Oh, brilliant idea! And maybe we’ll have a tea party with stuffed animals right after. This is Head South, not your Granny’s Garden Party! Get real, kid."

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Clown:"First, a Q&A session with co-founders Mark Thompson and Cerys Nyland, as well as Scouting Boss Quentin McEwen, and several artists."

Kid: "That is sooo laaame."

Another Kid: "That sucks."

Clown: "Of course it’s lame! What do you expect, Cirque du Soleil? We’ve got the budget of a lemonade stand! Now, zip it and pay attention, you tiny critics..."

[Scene cuts to the clown attempting to juggle empty beer cans and failing spectacularly.]

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Clown: "That’s not all, babies! More surprises will comein Brighton: A photo exhibition called "Live!"at Head South Café, as well as a Fan Art Exhibition where everyone can send their drawings... like you, halflings!"

[A little boy shows a terrible drawing of Cerys Nyland.]

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Clown: "Great job, Mikey!" [Fake smile.]

[Scene cuts to the clown playing with a smoke grenade to entertain the kids.]

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Clown:"Another event called 'Cover This!' where people like you and me will have the chance to cover the song of your choice... And guess what, special guests will be in the jury and will buzz for you... or not!"

Little Girl: "Is it dangerous?"

[The clown watches red smoke billowing from his hand, trying to stay calm.]

Clown: "What does your heart answer to that question, Corinne?" [Threatening]

[Scene cuts to the clown riding a pony, yelling, "My turn now! My turn!"]

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Clown: "A lot more is to come: Don’t miss Hana Rahman’s DJ set on Brighton Beach, mini-gigs by Cerys Nyland, Mother of Tigers, and a lovely one by Eireann Flannery for disabled kids. And Voodoo Dolls, back in a car park for a live performance, the CD and posters flea market on Sundays... and and... do I still have time?"

Off-Screen Voice: "Noooo!!!!!"

Clown: "Okay, see you in August, babies! And once again... Happy Birthday to you, Head South!!!!"

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**[A kid tugs at the clown’s sleeve.]**

**Kid:** "Can I watch Paw Patrol?"

**Clown:** "Get out of my way!"

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Edited by user 10 July 2024 20:14:33(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Erich: head south cheaps out on event clowns and passes the savings on to you!

Erica: I don't believe that man has ever been clown college.
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