Monthly Archives: April 2011

Record review: Nicolas Jaar, Space Is Only Noise

If electronic artists keep getting younger at this rate we’re going to have infants operating synths straight out of the womb. Consider Nicolas Jaar, 20 year old New Yorker by way of Chile, whose debut has him making sparsely layered … Continue reading

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Gig review: Seekae, Manning Bar, 16/4/2011

There’s a fire alarm going off. At first it seems like it’s part of the song – ok, that’s a bit weird but I can handle it. Then the song ends, and we all start to notice the amber lights … Continue reading

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Record review: Beady Eye, Different Gear, Still Speeding

It’s finally happened. Liam Gallagher has completed the transition from hopeless John Lennon aspirer to Beatles tribute act. We might never have been exposed to this if he’d just kept his mouth shut about Noel’s girlfriend, but here it is, … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge: your favourite song at this time last year

My favourite song in April last year was actually a song that is much older than that. A friend of mine introduced me to Arthur Russell around this time last year, and I know I’m a latecomer but his name … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge: a song from your childhood

My favourite story about my childhood involves the day I was born. My mum went into labour at home, so her and dad bundled into the Ford Valiant to drive to the hospital. However my dad decided there was enough … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge: a song that makes you feel guilty

It was really hard for me to choose a song that makes me feel guilty. Not because I’m a saint whose never felt guilty before, but rather I can’t figure out a song that connects to me at that point … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge: a song that you wish you could play

The Calendar Hung Itself is my go-to Bright Eyes song and at its base is a really simple song, but due to sheer lack of talent, I’m incapable of playing it. So if I could ever be bothered to learn … Continue reading

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