Watching James Blake’s musical career transpire has been thoroughly exciting to watch. Going from lonely bedroom student producer to something of a modern day musical genius in such a minute space of time must come with shortcomings, however all seem to be avoiding Blake. If anything he’s more inspiring and experimental then ever. His latest […]
The American sees the re-emergence of photographer turned filmmaker Anton Corbijn, the man that brought us the rather wonderful Control, a biopic of the pained Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. The film burned slowly, was full of majestic first time performances and generally captured the era through the style used. With The American at least […]
One of the co-headline tours of the year saw fellow Scots Errors and The Twilight Sad take to the road together, in what would prove to be an energetic and epic partnership
After any “indie” band penetrate the mainstream, there is always an influx of similar, over-hyped, copycat artists who attempt to follow in their footsteps.
Search for their name on the interweb and you’re met with a barrage of awful websites encouraging ‘peer development’ and damning articles about silly men and women who wear red capes and collude together in plans to help fleece us commoners. However look slightly further and you find PEERS, the 4 piece ‘indie-noise’ band from Reading […]
1978/79 – The Winter of discontent. 2010/2011 – The Winter of extremist ascent? It is without question we live in a time of unbridled cynicism. Firstly, the Casino bankers drop us into a financial crisis deeper than a Chilean mineshaft. Then, students siege the Millbank building in central London, depicting a clearly disillusioned and downtrodden […]
Fresh from announcing an extensive debut US tour with Baths, Star Slinger has dropped another remix upon us, and it’s as exciting as ever
Accompanied again by my latest gigging mate, Lucy Swinton, we ventured to Manchester‘s Academy 2 for a line up that resulted in an order of ‘promising’, ‘confusing’ and ‘phenomenal’. Admiral Fallow was not a new name to us here at CITR, as we interviewed the band a while back shortly after they had released their […]
Forming a quintessential part of the vibrant, diverse Oxford music scene, twee outfit Alphabet Backwards release their new EP today.
To say Kanye is extravagant, would be an unfair and colossal understatement.