Monthly Archives: July 2011

New: Frank Ocean – Thinking About You

Frank Ocean is fast becoming the prince of Rn’B. A writer credit on Beyoncé’s latest album, as well as a guest spot on the debut Watch The Throne LP and you’ve got yourself a star. The latest tune to drop from Ocean, manages to again create the child like emotional time warp that makes his […]

By Joel Chima
on 29th Jul 2011
in Music

Review: Secret Garden Party 2011

Last weekend, somebody summed up to me what the Secret Garden Party was: what Glastonbury wishes it was. Secluded, environmental, beautiful, mad and infused with good vibes brought on by some of the best people on Earth. Unlike Glasto, however, SGP actually succeeds in fitting that description – it’s a bubble, essentially, cut off from […]

New & MPfree: Sleep ∞ Over – Romantic Streams

Occasionally a track so enduring and beautiful comes along and causes the blogging world to quake frantically in their high tops. Over the past few hours, Romantic Streams by Sleep ∞ Over has done just that, with it’s addictive chillwave hook and lo-fi aesthetic, proving both immeasurably stunning and devastatingly heartwrenching. Having already impressed at […]


Let’s face it; everyone makes music these days. Hell, even I’ve been known to have an occasional jam session now and then. So it’s no surprise that amongst the scores of bedroom producers, it takes a truly inspired moment to leap out from the crowd, and this is exactly what this track from BITE MARKS […]

Live Review: Bright Eyes (The Sage, Gateshead / 12/07/11)

It may come as a surprise that as one of my all time favourite artists, I had never seen Bright Eyes live before two weeks ago. So it was rather fitting that my first experience of Conor & Co performing would be in the exquisite setting of The Sage, Gateshead, with it’s unrivaled acoustic qualities […]

The Big Chill 2011: Crack In The Road’s Festival Selection

Since it’s beginning’s in 1994 as a series a parties held at the Union Chapel in Islington, The Big Chill festival has become known for its eclectic lineups, electric visuals and unusual acts, this year is no exception. Held in the grounds of Eastnor Castle, Hertfordshire from the 4th to the 7th of August, The […]

Interview: Frightened Rabbit

Although still in its infancy as a quirky and unique venue, Benjamin Barker Barber Shop in Dundee pulled off a massive coup this month when it staged a secret, private gig with the headline act being Scottish band Frightened Rabbit…

Preview: Beacons Festival 2011

Okay, so it’s new festival time. Yes, yes, new festival time is seemingly every day in recent summers and it’s all pretty much reaching saturation. The issue is, though, that the vast majority of new festivals are just okay. Not bad. C+. Stick on a few folk bands, add a couple of DJs, put The […]

Stream: Hudson Mohawke – Satin Panthers

Hudson Mohawke has just released his new EP, Satin Panthers, for streaming online. It’s a dubstep romp, if that’s attractive to you, hit play below. The EP comes out on Warp on the 1st of August. 01 – Octan 02 – Thunder Bay 03 – Cbat 04 – All Your Love 05 – Thank You

By Joel Chima
on 28th Jul 2011
in Music

New: Neon Indian – Fallout

Chillwave babe Neon Indian has released a tune, Fallout, from his new album Era Extraña. The album is released on September 13, via Mom + Pop Music in North America, Transgressive Records in Europe, Pop Frenzy/Inertia in Australia, and Big Nothing in Japan. Stream ‘Fallout’ or enter your email in the widget below to receive […]

By Joel Chima
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