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This is a pretty cool record. Dunes are a trio who play quite minimalist indie pop with a strong '80s new wave meets new romantic sort of feel to it. Everything's swathed in that certain type of reverb that always brings those times flooding back with a skeletal post-punk feel to the comp...view item
Black Dice are the fucking BONG. Always have been, always will be. They've been kicking up shit for so long that it's got to the point that even the converted are ripping 'em a new asshole (Vice / Loud And Quiet - I'm looking at you dick-nuts) and writing them off for whatever fucking hip...view item
Below The Sea/ Micro:Mega
Its amazing that a band can release two albums of Pitchfork-approved pop music whilst muggins here remains completely oblivious to them. There again so much comes out each week that its impossible for the busy man to keep up. They have a terrible name (what is it with band na...view item
I've somehow managed to avoid Still Flyin' 'til now. Not sure why exactly but I can honestly say I've never heard a note by 'em until now. Good eh? Actually I quite like this, and I never knew it was someone from Masters Of The Hemisphere (I lived and learned) and if you ever heard them b...view item
You have to wear so many hats in this job that I could really do with another head to put them on. Having just reviewed lo-fi country and banging dubstep I'm onto the Brit rock and roll stylings of these young whippersnappers. Checking in somewhere between Supergrass, early Oasis an...view item
Newcastle's Les Cox Sportifs join that hallowed club of scratchy lo-fi indie bands who carry the old indie flame aloft. A bit like David Cronenberg's Wife & old hands like I Ludicrous, they've the wonderful knack of making quirky, sideways songs full of eccentric lyrics, shambling guitar, biscuit tin drums & a kind of irresistible homespun ...view item
I had a dream last night that I owned a rabbit and I went away for the weekend and forgot to feed it. When I got back it had been forced to eat its own ears. So is it just a coincidence that I get the new Sore Eros album to review? (boom boom!). Its currently playing and what I'm thinking about is this:- isn't The Wire's so called 'hypnagogic' p...view item
This is a funny one, can't see much info anywhere on t'internet......hang on ...I can't find me fucking banana........ ah there it is.....anyway its an oddball brew of francophile pop that most recalls 70's nutcase's Henry Cow. Harpsichord laden ditty's with owl like high pitched female vocals, at times recalling Broadcast but generally less evo...view item
How many lonesome singer songwriters does it take for someone to figure out that we don't need any more of them? I'm not sure if there is an upper limit but if there was some kind of cull then Luke Roberts would be on the right side of the cut. He peddles a kind of back porch melanch...view item
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