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Here’s a band I’ve never heard of before, Unnatural Helpers, knocking out a brand of indie rock that sounds ever so familiar already. They’re the kind of band that was ten a penny in the post-grunge era, with spiky mid-paced pop...view item
My second visit to the stoned, glistening kaleidoscopic world of "Cammy Stalls" this week.....but this initially seems a more abstract, disjointed and bizarre listen than some previous musical moves he's busted. I was picking shit 'n' stuff in the stockroom the other evening with this on ...view item
Never been completely enamoured of these Drag City mainstays, they're a difficult band to truly love. For the uninitiated they construct rattly, occasionally scrappy and slightly disjointed 60's-inspired pieces that straddle both the ...view item
'Moms' marks the first Menomena record since frontman elect Brent Knopf left to focus on his solo career. The result is a brighter, more emotive and arguably less robotic sound, with remaining songwriters Danny Seim and Justin Harris writing an urgent and touching treatise on their parents. The instrumentation is wacky, colourful and tragic, wit...view item
Salem Rages / Violence Cowpiss
Jani Hirvones has amassed a most impressive catalogue over the past eleven years or so with a mountain of releases on labels such as Digitalis, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, Sloow Tapes, Students of Decay, ...view item
I recall us Normaners being bang into 'Drowning In A Sea Of Love' several years back, it fitted beautifully into that post IDM glut of hugely melodic, astoundingly layered yet deceptively simple and atmospheric 4am music such as Julian Fane a...view item
My musical tastes have always been toward the adventurous, I like artists that are not afraid to take chances and twist things up a bit. Raymond Byron is such an artist, his influences are perhaps too numerous to list including everyone from Leonard Cohen to the Drive-By Truckers. Most songs are short and if not catchy, are quite creative. He se...view item
The Haiduks (featuring Jordi Rosen)
I just reviewed the new Fountains 7” which has some super nostalgic shoepop stylings on it and now I’ve got this one from Montreal’s ...view item
A lovely little 3” CD from Ireland’s fine Rusted Rail imprint. Fitting perfectly with the label’s gently undulating folky releases this features gorgeously glacial acoustic guitars, bowed cymbals and gentle h...view item
Yves/ Son/ Ace
Yves / Son / Ace is the solo guise of Factums and Love Tan man Matthew Ford. ‘Unsung’ was previously released as an un-mastered cassette for the excellent Night Pe...view item
This split 12" here has two variations on dreamy synthpop on it. On side A Blue On Blue open with a kind of twinkly toytown thing that morphs into a free-churning nightmare of rattling bass and guitar drones and jazzy drum madness only to drop back into the music box prettiness, like a grimier, dirgier mix of Death & Vanilla...view item
Kemialliset Ystävät head honcho and Avarus, Tuusanuuskat and the Islaja band part-timer Jan ...view item
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