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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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Record review: James Blake, James Blake

In another world, James Blake would be a global pop star. The goods are there; the soulful voice, the  ingénue naivety and he’s not hard to look at either. Instead, composer/producer Blake remains a 22-year-old British indie talent, a minimalist … Continue reading

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Flashback: The Horrors, Primary Colours (2009)

It’s a symbol of the times that the first time I listened to The Horrors’ Primary Colours in full, it was via a free stream on NME.com. Now before everyone gets their panties in a bunch over mentioning that magazine, … Continue reading

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Record review: Gold Panda, Lucky Shiner

Gold Panda is in that newfound realm of electronic music that’s hard to define. Taking cues from Caribou and Four Tet but blending with elements of world and acoustic music, Lucky Shiner is catapulted into the company of the aforementioned … Continue reading

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Record review: Antony & The Johnsons, Swanlights

2009’s The Crying Light saw Antony Hegarty stripping away the layers for an excruciatingly haunting and intimate record, but in this year’s Swanlights the English born singer brings sweeping orchestras to aurally overwhelm and invigorate listeners.

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Record review: Hurts, Happiness

If you’re not a fan of pop music, don’t even glance at Hurts. The impeccable pop ethos they adhere to will burn holes in your eyes and ears. Continue reading

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Record review: Kyü, Kyü

In Kyü lies a band with infinite potential to become one of the most exciting and interesting experimental bands on the scene.
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