Monthly Archives: March 2011

New: Youth Lagoon – July

This glorious lo-fi debut track from Youth Lagoon has already climbed it’s way into being one of my favourite tracks from this year so far, despite it only being around for just over a day. The first minute and a half of July consist of muttered vocals and reverb laden feedback, before the song erupts […]

By Josh
on 31st Mar 2011
in Music

New: The Border Surrender – Call To Prayer

On a windy afternoon like today, I quite enjoy going outside and waving my hair about like a depraved maniac; it’s a relatively refreshing feeling, especially when accompanied by some suitable music. Call to Prayer, the new track from The Border Surrender makes you want to do entirely that, just go wild and get lost […]

New: Various Cruelties – ‘Neon Truth/She Is The One’

After Crack In The Road were the first blog to feature Various Cruelties (can you tell I’m proud of that?), the band have gone on to receive a great deal of attention from fans and critics alike, not to mention a fair amount of national radio play. After successfully releasing their debut single ‘If It Wasn’t […]

By Ben
on 30th Mar 2011
in Music

Feature: The Cuts Protest

The 26th of March was a day of ideological opposites. What you’ve undoubtedly been subjected to over the last few days, however, is an endless stream of images that show the protest at its most violent and turbulent. Despite the media’s corruption of the day, at times it was exactly like that. By 9pm Piccadilly […]

By Joel Chima
in Life

Review: Burial – Street Halo 12″

So after dropping a collaboration with Thom Yorke and Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) earlier this month, Burial is back with another vinyl release, in the form of three track EP Street Halo. It’s clear from the off that his style hasn’t changed much, however the tracks seem to be vastly more radio and nightclub friendly […]

Review: Filardo – Enter The Edit Suite

Enter The Edit Suite is quite unlike any other record i have heard this year, and that’s entirely a positive attribute. It’s an album of many colours, all which are viewed in a way that’s ultimately decided by the listener.

Review: Porcelain Raft/Oupa (Manchester)

Mauro Remiddi, a.k.a. Porcelain Raft, spent a great deal of 2010 self releasing EPs and working through demo after demo, slowly building up a growing fan base of music blogs across the world. This steady progress led to the release of the project’s first proper EP ‘Gone Blind‘ early this year, with all the hype […]

Video: World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation – L Y F

(We know this is not Wu Lyf in the picture) After several months with no word from the Wu Lyf camp, the Mancunian odd balls are back with a stunning new video for track  L Y F. As well as releasing this video yesterday, they also announced details of their debut album, titled Go Tell […]

Review: Josh T. Pearson (Manchester)

The Deaf Institute really is one the best venues in the UK, and on this occasion the atmosphere was absorbing as the place was packed to the rafters with eager Josh T. Pearson fans. With his most recent album, ‘Last of the Country Gentlemen‘, receiving numerous 10/10 by major music critics, the level of expectation […]

Review: John Maus/Plug (Manchester)

Islington Mill has a habit of throwing up the weird and the wonderful in terms of gigs, with my last experience being a fantastic show by Islet. A recently renovated mill, Islington Mill is more of a ‘performance space’ than it is a venue, decked out with odd chairs, a make shift bar and the […]