Tag Archives: 2011

Gig review: Pulp, Hordern Pavilion, 27/7/2011

Opener Belles Will Ring set a deceptively calm mood with their harmonious indie rock serving as an inviting opener to the night. Though it doesn’t matter who you are, it’d be tough opening for Britpop legends.

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Record review: Bright Eyes, The People’s Key

It’s become a Bright Eyes tradition to start their records with a sound collage; Cassadaga opens with a woman speaking of the occult, Fevers and Mirrors opens with a little boy reading, and this record begins with Denny Brewer, a … Continue reading

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Gig review: Warpaint, Oxford Art Factory, 8/2/2011

It’s rare that a support band is perfectly suited to the night in question yet not a carbon copy of the headliner. Richard In Your Mind were a joy to watch live, with upbeat beachy, summer tunes that had party … Continue reading

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Interview: Bear In Heaven & The Antlers

I had the pleasure of interviewing Adam Wills of Bear In Heaven and The Antlers‘ Peter Silberman in a delightful (if not at first confunding) conference call just before Christmas. The feature article has since been published, but here is … Continue reading

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Record review: Wire, Red Barked Tree

There are innumerable bands that are clearly influenced by Wire; any indie rock band from Franz Ferdinand to Bloc Party pay their debts to Wire’s innovative play between obscure songwriting and part-punk/part-post-rock musicianship. The pared-down lineup of Colin Newman, Graham … Continue reading

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