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Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 preview - Part 1: The Cream of Delights
  • You definitely know that summer's arrived (well, summer as the UK knows it) when the buzz is not so much where you're going for your holiday anymore, but which festivals you'll be taking in. And with...
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David%27s+Lyre+-+Picture+of+Our+Youth+Album+ReviewDavid's Lyre - Picture of Our Youth Album Review
  • Articulate, entrancing, beautiful - and nearly didn't get made. After a parting of the ways with his record label, Paul Dixon, aka David's Lyre, has self-released (on a pay-what-y...
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Tom+Williams+and+the+Boat+-+My+Bones+Single+ReviewTom Williams and the Boat - My Bones Single Review
  • Taken from the band’s forthcoming second album, ‘Teenage Blood’, Mr Williams and his Boat people show once more why they have been justifiably championed by the likes of Tom Robins...
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The+Twang+-+We%E2%80%99re+A+Crowd+Single+ReviewThe Twang - We’re A Crowd Single Review
  • Taken from their forthcoming third album ‘10:20’ (released 5 March), The Twang’s latest single was written during last year’s city riots across the country, and hitting a stone’s t...
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TOY - Left Myself Behind Single Review
  • Is this possibly one of the finest tracks ever of its genre? Quite possibly, yes. Extending close to eight minutes in length - of which almost four minutes are filled with drum, g...
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Chairlift+-+Something+Album+ReviewChairlift - Something Album Review
  • Is it too early for a ‘Best Albums of 2012’ list? It may still be January, but come December there’s no doubt that this will be featuring on many. The Brooklyn-based duo of Carli...
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Halls+-+Fragile+EP+ReviewHalls - Fragile EP Review
  • You can take the boy out of the (university) halls, but you can’t take the Halls out of the boy. At least not in the case of 23-year-old ex-university student Sam Howard, who has ...
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The+Carpels%2CThe+Ghosts%2CSULK%2CThe+Janice+Graham+Band%2CBorn+Blonde+-+This+Feeling+%E2%80%98Big+In+2012%E2%80%99+%40+Queen+of+Hoxton+-+14%2F01%2F2012+-++Live+ReviewThe Carpels,The Ghosts,SULK,The Janice Graham Band,Born Blonde - This Feeling ‘Big In 2012’ @ Queen of Hoxton - 14/01/2012 - Live Review
  • Indie club night promoters This Feeling kick off 2012 to a fine start with a showcase evening of six acts they are hotly tipping for big things over the next 12 months. With their...
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Trailer Trash Tracys @ The Lexington - 12/01/2012 - Live Review
  • There are two things to remember about trailer Trash Tracys: 1) they’re not some heavy metal band (as the name may incline one to think); 2) neither are they American (again, as ma...
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The+Milk+-+B-Roads+and+B-Sides+EP+ReviewThe Milk - B-Roads and B-Sides EP Review
  • Yo, what’s happening? Yeah, dude, you hearin’ these purry cats, The Milk? You mean those US boyz who got that soul groove thang ‘B-Roads’ goin’ on? Right on, but they ain’t no Yan...
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White+Denim+-+Last+Days+Of+Summer+Album+ReviewWhite Denim - Last Days Of Summer Album Review
  • Recorded at drummer Josh Block’s home studio and originally offered as a free download a year ago, the Texan garage rockers White Denim have turned ‘Last Days of Summer’ into their...
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The+Ghosts+-+Enough+Time+Single+ReviewThe Ghosts - Enough Time Single Review
  • Falsetto pitch, it would appear, is much en vogue, with a mass of artists coming through all reaching for pant-splitting heights. If you like your vocals high, then the debut sing...
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AA+Bondy+-+Believers+Album+ReviewAA Bondy - Believers Album Review
  • If there can be a musical place that is fixed somewhere between dreams and reality, the conscious and the unconscious, light and dark, then A.A. Bondy seems to have found it. The ...
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Olly+Murs+-+In+Case+You+Didn%E2%80%99t+Know+Album+ReviewOlly Murs - In Case You Didn’t Know Album Review
  • There is something that is ultimately irritating about Mr Olly Murs. Even putting aside the constant cheeky chappy demeanour, the fact that he was borne out of the excrement that ...
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Wild Beasts @ Shepherds Bush Empire - 24/11/2011 - Live Review
  • Wild by name they may be, but the Mercury Prize nominated Wild Beasts still managed to send a sell-out house of dedicated followers into raptures of soothing sighs on this, the sec...
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Lana Del Rey @ Scala - 16/11/2011 - Live Review
  • The massive hype in the wake of her debut single ‘Video Games’ has led to Lana Del Rey being hailed as the new icon princess of sultry seductiveness. In her former self as Lizzy G...
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The Chapman Family @ Edge of the Wedge - 08/11/2011 - Live Review
  • Those Pompey folk looking for a quiet Tuesday night drink would wisely have avoided the Edge Of The Wedge venue on this particular night, and opted for one of the many pub saloon b...
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SULK+-+Back+in+Bloom+Single+ReviewSULK - Back in Bloom Single Review
  • If shoegaze has taken something of a back seat of late, it’s certainly being brought to the fore again with the London-based outfit SULK. On their second single release, ‘Back In B...
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Zulu+Winter+-+Never+Leave%2F+Let%E2%80%99s+Move+Back+To+Front+Single+ReviewZulu Winter - Never Leave/ Let’s Move Back To Front Single Review
  • Managed by the team behind the team who brought you The Vaccines and White Lies, London-based quintet Zulu Winter have come from nowhere in under a year to be on course to rival bo...
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A+Tour+Of+Two+Halves+at+Chapel+CLub+10-18+October+2011+Live+ReviewA Tour Of Two Halves at Chapel CLub 10-18 October 2011 Live Review
  • “To synth or not to synth?” was undoubtedly the big question on the minds of both Chapel Club and predictably, a large number of their fans, across their major UK headline tour. Ad...
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Roy+Harper+%40+Royal+Festival+Hall+-+05%2F11%2F2011+-++Live+ReviewRoy Harper @ Royal Festival Hall - 05/11/2011 - Live Review
  • The venerable grandfather of folk, Roy Harper turned in a set for this, his 70th birthday celebration concert at the Royal Festival Hall, which showed that after nearly 50 years of...
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We+Are+Augustines+-+Book+Of+James+Single+ReviewWe Are Augustines - Book Of James Single Review
  • If ever there was a truism it is that some of music’s finest songs through history have been crafted through the writer’s own personal experiences of being at the bottom of the bla...
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Sound of Guns,States of Emotion,The Fractures @ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen - 26/10/2011 - Live Review
  • Earplugs were definitely the accessory de jour when Liverpool’s Sound Of Guns hit Hoxton for the London leg of their current headliner tour. The signs were there right from the sta...
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Exit Calm,The Violet May @ The Lexington - 04/10/2011 - Live Review
  • The relatively small Lexington stage is not one conducive to bands with more than probably three members, or where you have two acts whose frontman are fairly big and expressive cr...
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Daystar+-+Off+Our+Heads+Single+ReviewDaystar - Off Our Heads Single Review
  • Manchester’s slick and smooth indie-pop lovehearts, Daystar, hit up again with their second single release, ‘Off Our Heads’. Still retaining their indelible love of, and influentia...
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Clock Opera,Zulu Winter @ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen - 14/09/2011 - Live Review
  • Whether it had something to do with the announcement that Tom Vek was to play a DJ set, or the recent media interest in both headliner and support, Hoxton’s Bar & Kitchen saw itsel...
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