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Grayson Gilmour

New Zealand’s Grayson Gilmour has popped up with fine scores for various movies in the last few years, but he hasn’t been neglecting his own independent work. Otherness arrives in a rich flurry of art-pop, with mature songwriting and cinematically-textured song design complementing each other nicely. Oth...view item »

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Skeleton Dance/ Turn This Landscape Upside Down

So So Modern: 'Skeleton Dance' 7" (Transgressive) Second part of the quadruple series of singles from the scamps on Transgressive. Comin' on like a slightly more melodic version of the spiky/angular sort of post-punk offered up by the likes of Big Flame, The Mackenzies or Bogshead. If you like Help She Can't Swim or Foals then you'll like the ...view item »

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Vulture Kisses/ Keychain Dolphins

So So Modern: 'The Love Code' (Transgressive) Fourth and final outing in this series takes on the idea of lo-fi retroclash with vocoded vocals, chanted, call and response style narrative. Almost like a third generation Punk-Funk effort, heavy on the electro FX, powered as much by the cowbell percussion and the enthusiasm that made them put out thes...view item »

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Crude Futures

This week I appear to be reviewing lots of things from New Zealand. I may as well just move there. At least there will be some orcs to keep me company (my only true friends) Anyway Crude Futures is the quartet's brand new album following on from their debut monster 'Friendly Fires & 000 EP'. They bounce and jerk their way across 9 tracks and th...view item »

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Synthagasm/Fire Fights

Now from Trangressive the cheeky marketers are putting out a single a week from New Zealanders So So Modern. This first one is orange with orange vinyl. Its called 'Synthagasm' and it's a synth instrumental which hits a pitch that hurts the ear. B-side 'Fire Fights' has some chanty singing and repetitive synth riffs. Its like a more indie soundin...view item »