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Featured Artist: The Garden (Part One)

September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

‘Unique’ is a word that tends to get over applied to bands these days. After all, there are a number of very good bands out there that aren’t necessarily ‘unique’, and even some of contemporary alternative rock’s most provocative outfits are following an art punk lineage that dates back almost fifty years. That said, if...

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Interview: Julia Holter

September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I’m at peace with it,” Julia Holter says of her new album Have You In My Wilderness. And as she should be. The record has already been rightly lavished with advance critical praise, and the beautiful strains of lead singles Feel You and Sea Called Me Home have been poured over by Holter’s ever loyal...

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Julia Holter’s Have You In My Wilderness bucks critical analysis the same way dreams flinch away from the cold light of the morning after. The work is a swirling, beautiful impressionistic wonder, that, to borrow a cliché, genuinely has to be heard to be believed. Part musical, part poetic confessional, part soundtrack, part force of...

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Featured Artist: Julia Holter (Part Two)

September 14, 2015 | 1 Comments

Choosing a favourite Julia Holter song is, to borrow a quote from Neil Gaiman, akin to choosing which limb you’d least like to lose. Holter’s music is constructed around the rhythm of the human heart – it bursts with life, and humanity – so each of her tunes can quickly come to feel like an...

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Julia Holter

Featured Artist: Julia Holter (Part One)

September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Julia Holter makes music that could only be music, the same way Terrence Malick makes films that can only be films, and Donald Barthelme delivers stories that only work as fiction. After all, music is the only outlet that can weather the weight of her swirling tonal complexities: her songs refuse to be categorised with...

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Featured Artist: Jewel (Part 2)

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 is a particularly important year for Alaska singer-songwriter, Jewel. As we not only get closer to the upcoming, highly-anticipated release of her twelfth studio album, Picking Up the Pieces, this year the musician also celebrates the 20th Anniversary of her most successful record – her debut 1995 collection, Pieces of You. Pieces Of You catapulted...

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Featured Artist: Jewel (Part 1)

August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Throughout the 90′s, Alaskan hitmaker Jewel ignited something very exciting and unique in the singer-songwriter movement. Through the release of several records the musician scored a myriad of chart placing records and hit singles including her most successful to date, 1995′s Pieces of You. Over the course of a decade, Jewel rode a very successful wave...

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