Monthly Archives: May 2011

Review: Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down ‘Cus I’ve Moved Your Chair EP

With their previous full length release being received to mixed reviews, trust Arctic Monkeys to return with another opinion splitting single. Few bands have arrived with the same gusto as the Sheffield four piece, achieving a record breaking debut album, as well as headlining numerous festivals including Glastonbury and T in the Park. So it […]


By Josh
on 31st May 2011
in Music

Festival Review: Evolution Festival Saturday (Newcastle/Gateshead)

Founded back in 2005 and undergoing various name changes through the years, Evolution Festival is now the biggest music festival in the North East. Having boasted the likes of Hard-Fi, Maximo Park and The Streets as headliners, it’s very much focused around chart orientated indie music. With Iggy Pop, Two Door Cinema Club and The […]

Style: Alec Mather – Back In The Days

“Back in the days “ is a new shoot that stylist Alec Mather and photographer Ruth Ginika Ossai put together for the website Sweet and Sound. A style website which shows a lot of undertone very un-glamorized work. But instead concentrates something a lot more like street style. The shoot reflects a playground street style, […]


By Hamish Wirgman
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in Life

Single Of The Week: Beyonce – 1+1

It’s a rare thing for a piece of music to stop you completely in your tracks; leaving everything and anything meaningless in compression. Shit, it’s even more rare to find such pieces of music on a show like American Idol. If such feelings weren’t rare however, then the video bellow might not be so encapsulating. […]


By Joel Chima
on 29th May 2011
in Music

Style: Navajo Print

Navajo print has been one of this seasons and the previous seasons growing trends, the print originates from the Navajo people of native America. Navajo people live under a semi- autonomous lifestyle meaning, that there is next to nothing of authority in their lives. The prints they produced, with there angular triangles and dusty bright […]


By Hamish Wirgman
on
in Life

Interview: Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi, a.k.a. Chazwick Bundick, descended on the glorious North West with performances at both Friends of Mine Festival and The Deaf Institute, and demonstrated why the good folk at Pitchfork labeled ‘Underneath The Pine‘ as Best New Music. Crack In The Road caught up to Chaz prior to his set at The Deaf […]

New & MPfree: Shades – Seasons

This gloriously upbeat track from Boise four piece Shades is arguably their best work to date. There’s touches of Beat Connection in Seasons, with the majority of this electronic track comprised of an infectious hook and hazy synths. Having only dropped their first track on their soundcloud just under a month ago, Shades are already […]


By Josh
on 26th May 2011
in Music

New: Wu Lyf – Dirt

With their debut album set to be released at the start of next month, Manchester psychedelic influenced outfit Wu Lyf have dropped a teaser video featuring another new track, in the form of Dirt. The video is comprised of shots from the recent student protests in London, all captured by Fil Kaler, and makes for […]

Introducing: Wealth

Wealth’s debut single will creep up on you. It’s tinny, raw and undisturbed at times; but ultimately descends into an electro odyssey that’s too damn free spirited and playful to ignore. Wealth’s stance on public relations and self-image is equally as audacious; “According to his bio Wealth was an All-American quarterback in college who then […]


By Joel Chima
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in Music

Artist Feature: Julian Berman

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All are a photographer’s worst nightmare. They threaten photographers in the crowd, regularly cause brutal injuries through repeated stage diving and if you do manage to get them all in one place; it’s likely they won’t sit still for more than a couple of minutes. I sound like a […]