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Daughter @ Leeds Town Hall 22nd Oct 2013

Daughter @ Leeds Town Hall 22nd Oct 2013

Where are these memories taking me. A few weeks later, I saw Daughter, the face of the voice that had sung those sad songs, in a big majestic church-like town hall.  Elena’s voice was beautiful, reverb-drenched, every word from her songs echoed inside me and I tried hard not to cry. Couldn’t help but feel...



Hairy Hands

Hairy Hands

“Life is short and then you die,”  the yearning vocals wail slightly off distance, somewhere in the background. That’s my introduction to James Bright, better known as Hairy Hands. I found him through this track below that he’d collaborated with With Joyful Lips: [Hairy Hands versus With Joyful Lips - The Ride] Pretty soulful, isn’t it?...



Oum Shatt

Oum Shatt

A very strange but delightful find on Soundcloud this evening. Oum Shatt from Berlin – to my naivete I though they sounded very The XX-ey. It’s the guitars. However, Oum Shatt describe themselves as “a boy group from Berlin below the poverty line” whose sound is very much influenced by the Arabic styles of music in...



Imposter(s)

Imposter(s)

God I love these guys. Imposter(s) were brought to my attention via another artist on the same excellent new independent Toronto label, Rare Beef. Echoing vocals, a shuffling house beat, the melancholic guitars tinker and hum. Then, the sudden spillover of sounds from a faraway rave reach your aural radar and you’re suddenly transported through...



The Darcys

The Darcys

I really this Canadian band. The Darcys. Quite an unfortunate bandname but their sound more than makes up for it. If you take all the harshness of post-punk and melt that with some beautiful, atmospherics and pounding, pounding drums, it makes quite a stunning concoction. Muzzle Beast off their upcoming album Warring (out on the...



Superfood

Superfood

Yeah, lets get thrown back into the 90s. Brummie band, Superfood is hot on every hipster’s lips at the moment with their slacker-grunge-meets-Britpop sound. You’ll find them in the same playlists as PEACE, Splashh, Swim Deep and other revivalist bands like that. Nothing wrong with reviving what’s been done before. And I kinda like their scuzzy,...



SAVAGES November UK Tour Dates

SAVAGES November UK Tour Dates

Finally! Savages announce their UK tour headline dates this November 2013



Beacons Festival 2013 Was AMAZE!

Beacons Festival 2013 Was AMAZE!

Wow wow wow. Took awhile to write this because I was ill all last week but can I just say, Beacons Fest was AMAZE. How amaze? Well - The festival was way bigger, much bigger than it was last year. It was ridiculously warm and bright, clear blue skies on the first day. It was...



Beacons Festival 2013: Our Personal Highlights List

Beacons Festival 2013: Our Personal Highlights List

It’s that time again – festival season. Field Day just ended a couple weeks back, Glasto just opened it’s doors this afternoon, and what are we looking forward to? T In The Park?  Are you fucking havin a laugh? It’s gotta be Beacons Festival, mate. Last year’s experience was a blast and we’re super psyched...



Paris XY

Paris XY

Take the dark side of Trentemoller, Gui Borrato and Apparat and add the smoky, sultry voice of Alice Smith doing it in the vein of The Knife and you get Paris XY. I first met James Orvis, the other half of Paris XY, when I was dj-ing at Release Yourself a few months back. He...



NO CEREMONY/// – HURTLOVE

NO CEREMONY/// – HURTLOVE

I haven’t been myself lately at all. The past few weeks and months have been a blur, everything moving with such great speeds that the only thing constant is the residue of space they leave behind – a strange, fulfilling emptiness. I have been waking up every morning at precisely 7:43am “We live in an...



Everything Unexpected Happened at Live At Leeds 2013

Everything Unexpected Happened at Live At Leeds 2013

There is a reason for the title of this post. Everything unexpected DID happen at Live At Leeds 2013. Let me break it down for you: I couldn’t go to work on Friday. Someone in the office gave me a nasty bastard chest and sinus infection. By the time Saturday rolled in, I was still...