Monthly Archives: October 2010

Art Review: Damián Ortega -The Independent

This September Damián Ortega began a creative expedition; he aimed to create a piece of sculpture every day for a whole month. Quite a challenge, however cynics excavated a problem relatively quickly: can the human brain, wonderfully creative or otherwise stand the test of such sustained pressure. In terms of Damián Ortega’s work at the […]

By Joel Chima
on 29th Oct 2010
in Reviews

Single of the Week: Crystal Castles Feat. Robert Smith – Not In Love

Crystal Castles, a band that divide genres and split fan bases…

Interview: Honour Before Glory

Whiskas, co-founder of the highly influential record label Dance to the Radio, has embarked on a new solo project called Honour Before Glory…

By Adam Jamieson-Caley
on 28th Oct 2010
in Interviews

Review: Girls – Heartbreaker

In no uncertain terms, Girls are a cool band…

By Will Tompsett
on 27th Oct 2010
in Music

Interview: Unconscious Jungle

Unconscious Jungle are a gem within the Manchester music scene, with local radio and bloggers already taking notice of this four piece ‘psychedelic folk’ band. Full of choral harmonies, interjections of brass, and ambient synths, Unconscious Jungle have created a sound that is intriguing yet easy to listen to. Instead of forming their music around […]

Review: Vinyl Jacket ‘Broken Record’

Much has happened in camp Vinyl Jacket since Crack In The Road first reviewed their debut 3 track EP and support performance for Hockey all those months ago. Having gained the attention of  BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson, along with an ever growing fan base through local and online radio play, Vinyl Jacket are now […]

By Ben
on 24th Oct 2010
in Music

Interview: Mammal Club

Having recently supported Everything Everything, Crack In The Road managed to catch up with one of our favourite groups of music purveyors, Mammal Club. After witnessing Mammal Club perform on several occasions, I am always absorbed and blown away.. The band create a sound that is wonderfully erratic, with no one track sounding the same. This […]

Review: Johnny Flynn/Laura Marling ‘The Water’

The third single release from Johnny Flynn‘s ‘Been Listening’ album, ‘The Water’ is an exquisite example from an album full of beautiful melancholy and majestic musical mastery. Alright, I may be somewhat biased; I can’t resist that scruffy haired folkie. I’ve loved Johnny Flynn‘s music since the release of his first album ‘A Larum’ in 2008. […]

Film Review: The Social Network

From the opening few moments of The Social Network two things become very clear; this isn’t a film about Facebook and this is almost certainly a film written by Aaron Sorkin, as it happens you would be right on both accounts. In fact the opening scene of the film is so Sorkinian that it may […]

Single Of The Week: Oh No-Adventure

They’re two minutes but what a two minutes they are. Oh No has a habit of this, making short, sharp but utterly mesmerising pieces of music. Case in point, Adventure from his 2009 LP Dr. No’s Ethiopium; made using the harshest of vocal samples he manages to create something truly breathtaking. So enough said, here […]

By Joel Chima
on 17th Oct 2010
in Music