Yearly Archives: 2013

New: Broods – Never Gonna Change

The worst part of Christmas is undoubtedly sifting through the avalanche of awful Xmas songs and ‘presents’ (read unwanted tracks) put out by artists. Thankfully amongst all the hours of shoddy covers, there’s a few gems that stand out. New Zealand’s Broods made their mark with their debut track Bridges (produced by none other than […]

By Josh
on 30th Dec 2013
in Music

Introducing: Klatu

Christmas might now be over, but the holiday period (whether that’s an actual holiday, or the vibe of New Year still being ahead) is very much still going. Whereas the next few months of long, cold, dark nights are probably not going to be the most appealing of times to work or commute, right now […]

Three words upon my headstone: Albums of 2013

True to character, we’re a bit apprehensive about lists at CITR. Call it being unnecessarily obtuse, call it reactionary, either way we usually end up pulling something together regardless. Below you’ll find the lists of albums of the year for a selection of writers and contributors – have you skipped there yet? I really doubt […]

The strange case of Clarence Clarity

Sometimes you completely miss the bandwagon on a story.   “Clarence Clarity’s part of the future right there, it really is, pushing the boundaries on every level, sonically and lyrically” – Zane Lowe “alternatively terrifying, hilarious and amazing” – Wonderland Magazine “Whether or not you like shadowed newcomer Clarence Clarity’s debut track 4GODSLUV you’re most certaintly going to […]

New: Sega Bodega – Stay Nervous

Having recently returned from a stint in Barcelona, Glasgow’s Sega Bodega is really beginning to show us his production and melodic chops. With swirling synths and a horn section that Kanye would be proud of, “Stay Nervous” is the Glaswegian’s most immediate track yet. One to get excited about in 2014. His Song Dynasty E.P […]

By Stephen Archibald
on 26th Dec 2013
in New

New: Vaults – Vultures (Live From Maida Vale)

With their debut track, Cry No More, tearing up Hype Machine charts and placing them as one of 2014’s most exciting prospects, London outfit Vaults dropped by Maida Vale to record a couple of tracks for Rob Da Bank. As well as playing the aforementioned Cry No More, they also debuted a new track in […]

By Josh
on 22nd Dec 2013
in Music

Video: There’s Talk – The Salt

San Francisco trio There’s Talk conjured up one of the most majestic tracks of 2013 in the form of CitR featured The Salt. Somewhere between the angelic innocence of London Grammar, and the bittersweet beauty of St. Vincent, they’ve matched the elegance of the track with stunning visuals, directed by Marta Dymek. A difficult video to […]

By Josh
on 20th Dec 2013
in Music

Introducing: Badlands

No retrogressive bullshit. No rosy tints. No nostalgia, no sentiment. Because it would be too fucking easy to react with surprise at a band’s relative absence from Google, and upon listening to their frayed and distant rendering of heartland rock (and its references to its own heritage), remark how much lovelier things were before our […]

Introducing: Letters To Lions

Australian (Sydney to be precise) quartet Letters To Lions sound ready made to headline festivals. Combining elements of almost every ‘indie’ festival headliner from the past four or five years (we’re talking Kings of Leon, The Killers, Foals, Tame Impala), it’s been a while since I heard a band with such obviously ambitious aspirations, and […]

New: Aleem Khan – She’s Fine

Having previously released music under the moniker Global Systems, Calgary’s Aleem Khan appears to be taking a more direct route on new track, She’s Fine, reverting to his more commonly used name. A diverse, freak-folk number, mixing gently strummed acoustic guitars with a whole palate of influences, all layered underneath his rather fantastic, albeit rough […]