Kim Sklinar
Kim Sklinar

Profile

By 'eck, I'm Kim and I'm very pleased to meet you. Originally hailing from the Yorkshire backwaters of Wakefield, I'm currently residing in London via France and China, and my God I love this city. I subsist on coffee by day and have a penchant for strangely-named beer by night.

My favourite bands are Death Cab For Cutie, Radiohead, Modest Mouse and The Police (now known as Sting for you Alan Partridge fans). At the moment I'm very much into The Thirst, Tapes n' Tapes, Lykke Li, Friendly Fires, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Cinematics and anything emanating from New Yorkshire. I'd say my tastes are however eclectic and I even like Girls Aloud! When I'm not chasing down new bands or trousers, I can be found in your local Starbucks checking out the newspapers and overpriced sarnies, playing guitar badly, obsessing over bad shoes, or at a pub quiz. Back of the net!!

Articles

 
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Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now - Art Brut/ Blood Arm side-project for Feb 2010 UK Tour
  • Eddie argos of art brut fame plus dyan valdes of the blood arm equals what exactly? everybody was in the french resistance... now. a collaboration of two minds set to fix the charts, to undo the wrong ...
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Dinosaur Jr.'s Lou Barlow set for February 2010 UK tour
  • The 2009 critically-acclaimed solo album goodnight unknown by lou barlow is set to be followed up with a series of tour dates. having recently played live shows with dinosaur jr, the very man who als ...
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Johnny Foreigner announce new single, freebie EP and February UK Tour
  • Johnny foreigner never stop. having recently clocked up a european tour with sky larkin, a japanese tour, a uk tour and an ireland tour, plus three festivals and godknowswhat else, they have just anno ...
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Bowling For Soup Announce April 2010 Acoustic Tour
  • Jaret and erik of bowling for soup have announced that they are to play an acoustic uk tour of smaller venues in april. the 13-date series follows the completion of a recent headline tour in october 2 ...
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Los Campesinos! for February 2010 headline tour
  • Welsh seven-piece los campesinos! have announced details of a headline uk tour to take place next february. the band are currently supporting wakefield likely-lads the cribs in a series of shows in d ...
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Stereophonics set for November 2009 album release and March 2010 UK tour
  • Stereophonics have announced that they are to play a seven-date tour next march. after a fantastically-received homecoming show at cardiff castle on october 3rd, the dates come as the welsh rockers' n ...
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Liverpool set for Mass Freakout this October, 2009
  • Mass freakout is liverpool's first completely independent music festival in over twenty years. over three days (8th, 9th and 10th october) you can expect the kazimier club in the home of the superlamb ...
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Regina Spektor announces winter 2009 UK tour - tickets on sale now
  • Singer, songwriter and pianist regina spektor has announced that she is to play a four-date tour later this year. starting on 30th november at birmingham's o2 academy, she will also play glasgow on de ...
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Brrrap Pack tour featuring Ironik, Chipmunk, MPHO, Egypt and more, October 2009
  • Urban legends carrying positive messages are all over the charts at the moment, and the brrrap pack tour, presented by the sun's bizzare, are set to go down a storm. embarking on an 8-date series of ...
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Wimbledon Music Festival 2009 programme announced - tickets on sale now
  • You may not find many wombles, but you're sure to find great artists and great music at this year's wimbledon music festival. from friday november 20th to sunday november 29th, the festival aims to p ...
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Reviews:

Mirrorkicks - Turning Up Single Review
Ibiza - The Ultimate Clubbing Experience Album Review Ibiza - The Ultimate Clubbing Experience Album Review
  • Yawn.Gaawwwwwwd, not another Ibiza compilation I hear you say! Crammed and packed full of cheesy Eurodance a la Cascada and DJ Unoriginal fear not, clubbers and party bums alike! T...
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Dance to the Radio - 4x12 Volume 2 Album Review Dance to the Radio - 4x12 Volume 2 Album Review
  • Acclaimed Leeds label Dance To The Radio has released a second set of four 12 inch singles for 2009 as it continues to celebrate reaching 50 releases since its inauguration.The pre...
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Solange - T.O.N.Y Single Review Solange - T.O.N.Y Single Review
  • T.O.N.Y is Solange latest release, a balladic summer offering thats set to head up the charts. Solanges smooth and strong vocals coupled with laid-back beats and electric guitar ma...
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The Sunshine Underground @ Leeds Met Students' Union Live Review The Sunshine Underground @ Leeds Met Students' Union Live Review
  • The Sunshine Underground @ Leeds Metropolitan University, May 23rdWelcome to Leeds. A fair city in the breezy North where the punters even cheer on the roadies, a a breeding ground...
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Bell X1 @ Scala - 19/05/2009 -  Live Review Bell X1 @ Scala - 19/05/2009 - Live Review
  • Scala was packed out to the brim at Bell X1s sellout date at Londons Scala, perhaps hinting that this will be their year to make and break the United Kingdom for real. They clearly...
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Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul Album Review Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul Album Review
  • Rock legends Simple Minds return with a new studio album at the end of this month. Graffiti Soul is the fifteenth release from a band that spawned an unexpected 40-year career and ...
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Gemma Garmeson - Stalking For Dummies Album Review Gemma Garmeson - Stalking For Dummies Album Review
  • Ill be honest, when I first played this album, I really didnt like it. I even rolled my eyes. The second play made it more tolerable...and the third time, I thought I was listening...
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Alessi's Ark @ The Social - 11/05/2009 -  Live Review Alessi's Ark @ The Social - 11/05/2009 - Live Review
  • Alessis Ark AKA Alessi Laurent-Marke, of modest West London roots, came about from a GCSE music project not too long ago. Last night at The Social, hidden in the backstreets of cen...
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The Cinematics,The Hip Parade - 30/04/2009 - Live Review

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