Monthly Archives: November 2011

Introducing: Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister

If there’s one way for a band to endear themselves to an obsessive bookworm before said bookworm has even heard a note from them, it’s by naming themselves after a relatively minor character in some work of literature or other. And while this particular bookworm had heard Fix My Corrections, penultimate track from Nately’s Whore’s […]

New: Orca Orca & QUALMS – When The Sun Comes Up / Ghost Bones

Split releases can be rather self-indulgent at times, especially when acts simply stick a couple of previously heard tracks onto a vinyl alongside efforts from one of their friends. Luckily, with this new release from Orca Orca & QUALMS, that’s certainly not the case. Having ‘introduced’ Orca Orca a couple of months back, it’s great […]


By Josh
on 28th Nov 2011
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Introducing: Blaenavon

These six demos from UK trio Blaenavon are some of the most promising tracks I’ve heard in a while. The variety and songwriting prowess that they display elevates them far above being ‘just another indie act’, even if the raw production on the tracks is far from squeaky clean. One act who clearly influence the […]

New: Lazer Sword – Sounds Sane / Klock

You might have heard of these dudes before. Spawned around the San Francisco Bay, Low Limit from Portland, Oregon (who has since been a Brainfeeder favourite) and Lando Kal (who moved to New York, now Berlin) formed as one under the name Lazer Sword. They’ve released a split 12″ on Glasgow’s┬áNumbers label, and an album […]


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New: The Distnce – After The War

It’s been a couple of months since we last heard from LA’s The Distnce; when I first posted about him I couldn’t find out much/any information, however since then he’s revealed himself as James Lucas. Granted, one name isn’t much to go on, but it’s a start. With After The War, the third track from […]


By Josh
on 26th Nov 2011
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New: Taneli – Positivity

I’ve had this track on repeat for pretty much an hour now, so it only seemed fitting that I wrote something about it. Hailing from Preston, Taneli is an 18 year old Music Production student, and Positivity appears to be his debut track, as such. It’s soulful and danceable in a way that would make […]


By Josh
on 25th Nov 2011
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New: Black Star – Fix Up (Prod. by Madlib)

Hell yes! Some of you may remember that last month, Mos Def (now calling himself Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli came back with new Black Star material with production from the purest of geniuses┬áMadlib, debuting it live on US late-night chat show The Colbert Report (with help from J Rocc). Well now that tune, which […]


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New: Flatsound – Broken Down Shell

Vaguely obscure but criminally underrated artist? Check. Gritty, lo-fi production? Check. Heart-wrenching, emotionally distraught lyrics? Check. Flatsound, you know me too well. Having released one of my favourite albums of the year in the form of I Clung To You Hoping We’d Both Drown, Flatsound has dropped new track Broken Down Shell as a free […]


By Josh
on 24th Nov 2011
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Introducing: Secret Connection

Now I’m not normally one for ‘NME definition indie’ acts, yet Toronto’s Secret Connection are so delightfully energetic that it’s impossible not to like them. Sure, they aren’t pushing the boundaries sonically, but their tunes are so damn catchy that they don’t need to be trying anything contrived or verging on pretentious. Their debut EP […]

New: Warm Speakers – Youth

This new track from NY’s Warm Speakers is rather fitting for current weather conditions, with the summer well and truly behind us, and shorter days and colder mornings beginning to kick in, Youth acts as a sort of Autumn-comedown. If you had to stereotype, it’d probably fall under the glo-fi genre, yet the last minute […]