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Record Rewind: Lou Reed – Transformer

May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

After the stifled acclaim garnered for his work with the Velvet Underground, and before the full-blown critical repulsion that would greet his Metal Machine Music a bit further down the track, lay the pinnacle of...

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Album Review: Howie B – Down With The Dawn

March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am not a person who often finds myself listening to electronic music. Half the time I can’t even place the particular beat I’m hearing into one of the multitude of subgenres that seem to...

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Underneath the Rainbow is the first full-length album from the Atlanta-based Black Lips in three years, a record more Southern in its focus but with all the crude and madcap energy that listeners have come...

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Jack Antonoff has somewhat covertly been making waves in the music industry for the last decade or so. After cult success with indie group Steel Train, he’s scored a handful of award nominations for various...

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Album Review: Phantogram – Voices

February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

With their second full-length album Voices, New York duo Phantogram have provided a collection of emotive pop tracks veiled by a hard-edged synthetic mask, building on the already impressive musical foundation laid by their debut...

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In response to Russian president Vladamir Putin’s draconian laws regarding the ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations’, which were implemented in the lead up to the current Winter Olympics in Sochi, comes the latest single from...

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From the impending debut full-length album from We Were Evergreen comes their new single Daughters. The group have said of their forthcoming album, which is called Towards: ‘It is about going somewhere, anywhere, even if...

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Some songs just seem to have a natural capacity to induce in me the desire to walk. Tunes that give me ‘the struts’ (though self-consciousness doesn’t actually permit me to go for a good strut)...

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EP Review: Broods – Broods

February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand-born Broods have put out their self-titled debut EP following the release of their single Bridges, which was met with acclaim in late 2013. And that single is included on Broods, a set...

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Somewhat paradoxically, for his new album The Lights From The Chemical Plant, Texan singer-songwriter Robert Ellis moved from Houston to Nashville, the country music Mecca, in order to steer away from his ‘classic country influence[s]’...

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Single Review: Elbow – ‘New York Morning’

January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York Morning is the first single to be released by British quintet Elbow from their forthcoming album The Take Off and Landing of Everything. The track pays homage to the cultural and intellectual bustle...

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Album Review: Skaters – Manhattan

January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manhattan is the debut full-length album from punk quartet Skaters, a set of tunes spun out of their daily lives as bandmates and bartenders for a year in New York City. ‘It’s like a book...

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You get the sense, listening to parts of Nathaniel Rateliff’s newest album Falling Faster Than You Can Run, that if Greenwich Village, NYC was still home to a thriving folk scene as existed there in...

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