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The Temper Trap - KOKO, London 21st May 2012

The Temper Trap - KOKO, London 21st May 2012

'Heyyy, London's Burning' cries Dougy Mandagi as he sings about the London Riots on The Temper Trap's first of two sold-out shows at Camden's Koko. It's a brave subject choice, but one that's awfully fitting...

Review posted on 22nd May 2012

The Enemy - Streets in the Sky

The Enemy - Streets in the Sky

Four years ago, The Enemy headlined 6 nights at the London Astoria. The trio's residency was a massive thing at the time; having been dubbed the next big thing and having number 1 album, 'We'll...

Review posted on 21st May 2012

Fun - Some Nights

Fun - Some Nights

Fun are doing things differently in their quest for stardom. Firstly, they're signed to 'Fueled By Ramen'; the notorious pop-punk label associated with Pete Wentz, Paramore and Brendon Urie and Co. However random it feels...

Review posted on 21st May 2012

Fun
Zulu Winter - Language

Zulu Winter - Language

Four months ago, NME hailed Zulu Winter as the new Foals. Yes, as you dip in and out of 'Language', there are some snippets where you might think, 'Oh this sounds a bit like that...

Review posted on 15th May 2012

Boxes - Stickers

Boxes - Stickers

The first time you listen to, 'Stickers', it's nearly impossible to imagine that the brain behind it all is Athlete bassist, Carey Willetts. With its indie/electro influences, openers, 'One' and 'Throw Your Stones' sound quite...

Review posted on 9th May 2012

The Static Jacks - If You're Young

The Static Jacks - If You're Young

'I'll kill you with my words, and I'll kill you with mine,' seems like a mere simple phrase but conjured in the world of 'If You're Young' and it's like a punch to the stomach,...

Review posted on 24th April 2012

Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

The reoccurring words of 'Give me a sign' in later track 'Lost Somewhere' bring this all together nicely. This Brooklyn duo has obviously suffered with some baffling feelings in the past (like the rest of...

Review posted on 24th April 2012

Lianne La Havas - Forget

Lianne La Havas - Forget

Everything about Lianne La Havas seems nice. Nice style, nice coiffed hair and a nice big grin. Though thankfully, her voice matches to create a fresh, different artist that there's definitely space for this year....

Review posted on 3rd April 2012

Clock Opera - Ways to Forget

Clock Opera - Ways to Forget

Even though Clock Opera now class themselves as a 'band', it is very obvious that it's still Guy Connelly's baby. Clock Opera has been his alias since 2009, since then he's released a couple of...

Review posted on 14th March 2012

Alcoholic Faith Mission - Ask Me This

Alcoholic Faith Mission - Ask Me This

According to Alcoholic Faith Mission's bio, when recording their first album back in 2006, 'the only light source could be that of candles' and they only recorded at night. This nocturnal ritual has evidently streamed...

Review posted on 1st March 2012

The Ting Tings - Sounds From Nowheresville

The Ting Tings - Sounds From Nowheresville

Before we go anywhere with this, the name 'Sounds From Nowheresville' sounds incredibly 2005, a place amongst the 'Son of Dork' months (remember them?) C'mon guys a self-titled album would've had more of an edge...

Review posted on 23rd February 2012

Dry the River - Shallow Bed

Dry the River - Shallow Bed

Listen up everyone, this year's Mumford equivalent have made themselves known. Okay, okay that might not be an entirely correct statement, but it makes sense, on a par with the many other inter-band references that...

Review posted on 14th February 2012

Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Paper Crush

Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Paper Crush

When the classy little geographical abbreviation of 'LA' is brought up, Hollywood, rollerblading and The Hills spring to mind. However, LA is a secret music hub, having given us a vast selection of great bands,...

Review posted on 30th January 2012

Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

The ultimate 'Marmite' duo, Prinzhorn Dance School are back in another attempt to win over the people on the doubting side, following their 2007 debut. Back then, no one knew what had hit them when...

Review posted on 23rd January 2012

Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour

Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour

St. Albans heroes, Enter Shikari are as much on their game as they were back in 2006, when adolescents everywhere wanted to grab one of those finger lights and scream along with Rou Reynolds. They...

Review posted on 12th January 2012

Generationals - Actor-Caster

Generationals - Actor-Caster

Well it's only January, but it's never too early to plan the holiday playlist, oh no. How many of you think about a sunny get away when you're cooped up in a classroom/office/traffic jam. All...

Review posted on 12th January 2012

The Maccabees - Given To The Wild

The Maccabees - Given To The Wild

The Maccabees have grown up a hell of a lot since the simplistic, soppy days of the awkward, 'Toothpaste Kisses' and 'First Love.' Nowadays, it's not all about the 'hip' indie riffs and 'hipper' lovesick...

Review posted on 9th January 2012

Howler - America Give Up

Howler - America Give Up

'America Give Up' feels a bit of a fickle, patriotic title for a debut that seems to almost be a dig at their country. Now, it's not because Howler don't like being stateside, but simply...

Review posted on 3rd January 2012

The Miserable Rich - Miss You In The Days

The Miserable Rich - Miss You In The Days

According to many a bio source, The Miserable Rich got their juxtaposing namesake from an experience that cellist, Will Calderbank and singer James de Malplaquet, had 'at the wedding of two rich aristocrats.' Hmm, how...

Review posted on 19th December 2011

Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend

Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend

On a first listen, you wouldn't be mistaken for thinking that Porcelain Raft was a London four-piece, exhibiting their shoegaze ambience with the husky voice of an arrogant frontman. But, you couldn't be more wrong....

Review posted on 13th December 2011

Dinosaur Pile-Up - The Most Powerful EP In The Universe

Dinosaur Pile-Up - The Most Powerful EP In The Universe

Review of Dinosaur Pile-Up's EP The Most Powerful EP In The Universe released through Friends Vs Records. This Dinosaur Pile-Up EP should most definitely come supplied with a warning sticker. The Parental Advisory clan can...

Review posted on 10th August 2009

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

The baby on Nirvana’s Nevermind album is suing for sexual exploitation.

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

The unlikely pairing of the The Screamin' Ab Dabs singer Alison Moyet with "pretty boy" pop pioneer Vince Clarke may have been something of an...

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Bob Dylan is accused of sexual abuse, but fans say the facts don’t add up

Bob Dylan is accused of sexual abuse, but fans say the facts don’t add up

Fans are doing their own investigation into Bob Dylan sex abuse claims.

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary of 'Beautiful Freak' by Eels

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary of 'Beautiful Freak' by Eels

Left-field alternative pop didn't really get any better than 'Beautiful Freak' in 1996 and arguably it's rarely been bettered since.

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

London based Australian artist Nick Kingswell says that he "can't wait to share [his] new songs in a live setting with real humans" now that lockdown...

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever Album Review

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever Album Review

Happier Than Ever is one of the most highly anticipated album releases of the year, which puts an awful lot of pressure on a woman who’s faced more...

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