Monthly Archives: September 2010

Review: Mt. Desolation/The Staves

‘I’m surprised that we’ve got so far with this, considering it was an idea born out of a drunken mess’. And so Tim Rice-Oxley explains to the crowd why he and Jesse Quinn decided to create Mt. Desolation. With both of the founding members coming from Keane, and Mt. Desolaton panned as an ‘alt-country’ outfit, […]

By Ben
on 30th Sep 2010
in Music

Interview: Spring Offensive

Featuring soaring riffs and hard-hitting yet controlled vocals, the song attracted a fair amount of deserved attention for the band…

Review: Eliza Doolittle

Searching ‘Eliza Doolittle’ into a search engine and you are overcome with articles on sites each mentioning a certain Lily Allen, comparing styles, album artwork and almost everything else music orientated…

By Adam Jamieson-Caley
on 27th Sep 2010
in Music

Single Of The Week: NDF – Since We Last Met

This weeks single of the week comes from the world of Minimal Techno. Legend of the scene Bruno Pronsato and Sergio Giorgini form NDF, a surprising addition to the roster of New York label DFA Records, usually known for its house and electro output, genre’s most at home in the record labels back yard. The […]

By Daniel Barker-Wyatt
in Music

Interview: Ghost Animal

With dreamy lo-fi being the “in-thing” this year; chillwave is becoming a rather diluted term to use, so it’s fantastically invigorating to hear a group take inspiration from their counterparts, without becoming a monotonic carbon copy

Review: Aloe Blacc- Good Things

Aloe Blacc has created something of a time warp with his latest LP Good Things, a soul record that manages to sound like it was conceived decades ago while still being firmly rooted in reality. Of course the word ‘Soul’ is something that has always been associated with Blacc’s work, but perhaps not so firmly. […]

By Joel Chima
on 24th Sep 2010
in Music

Interview: Idiot Glee

Hailing from Kentucky, James Friley aka Idiot Glee is beginning to cause quite a stir with his 60’s pop inspired music.

Review: Luke Abbott – Holkham Drones

From the almost nondescript and in human sounds created by Actress in his second full length album Splazsh, to Flying Lotus’ inter-stellar menagerie of free jazz, hip hop and electronics in Cosmogramma, 2010 has already proven to be a stellar year for exciting, original and intrinsically experimental electronic music. Luke Abbott’s recently released album Holkham […]

By Daniel Barker-Wyatt
in Music

Review: Egyptian Hip Hop – Some Reptiles Grew Wings

After the success of their previous single Wild Human Child, Manchester quartet Egyptian Hip Hop are back with a new EP, titled Some Reptiles Grew Wings

By Josh
on 19th Sep 2010
in Music

Interview: Polarsets

As Everything Everything begin to achieve their deserved mainstream success, a door has opened into the vibrant music scene of the North East. For years anywhere north of Leeds was considered musically barren, devoid of any inspired new music and simply ignored. However in this time there has been a small and steady revolution in […]