Five piece psychedelic/noise rock band from Leeds Hookworms released their new track ‘Negative Space’ off their third album Microshift set to be released in February on Domino Records. This track certainly suggests a more upbeat/dance sound for the new album to come compared to the previous two that stuck to the bands psychedelic-punk origins. ‘Negative… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2017

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Grimes did herself a great service in the great buzzband of 2012 stakes with this performance. It could have very easily fallen flat on its arse (a la LDR) and made anyone who has been championing her feel like a complete tit to the larger outside world watching her for the first time but you… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2012

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After months of crappy image-projecting unofficial music videos, you know that The Weeknd needed to come correct when Abel and crew finally released their first official music video. The epic Haile Selassie-referencing sci-fi future Ethiopian video for ‘The Knowing’ can be taken as a statement of intent for The Weeknd’s ambition rather than mere promo… Read more »

Posted on November 25th, 2011

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Spike Jonze’s Beastie Boys action figure escapade video clocks in at 11 minutes long and sees the Beasties and Santigold battle the anti-Beasties brigade. You can hear a bit of the SebastiAn remix too at 2 minutes. There’s also a short version.

Posted on July 19th, 2011

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The song is ‘Superstars Don’t Love’ from Buck’s recent 20 Odd Years compilation. The video by Travis Hopkins, is only the first verse but it’s worth watching.

Posted on July 4th, 2011

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I can’t say I’ve been overtly impressed with some of Bon Iver’s recent TV performances. I didn’t much rate the Bonnie Rait cover the first time around on Fallon and the performance of ‘Calgary’ on The Colbert Report was ruined a bit by Vernon’s almost-there voice and the faulty sax, so it’s nice to see… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2011

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The Wilderness Sessions is a new video series which captures musicians playing songs in the settings where they were written and recorded. It as conceived by Shane Culloty of The Torture Garden and friends. Here, James Vincent McMorrow plays ‘This Old Dark Machine’ and ‘Follow You Down To The Red Oak Tree’ near a beach… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2011

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After receiving my copy of The Kings Of Limbs on vinyl, I’ve got a new-found appreciation for the album than I did when it first came out. Vinyl seems like the perfect format to appreciate such an album, one that requires engagement yet creates its own mood. This new song ‘Staircase’ carries that mood too…. Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2011

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Chris Milk, the artist behind Arcade Fire’s Wilderness Downtown video is responsible for the new interactive video for ‘3 Dreams Of Black’, a song from Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi’s Rome album. The new video, produced in collaboration with “some friends at Google”, uses WebGL: a HTML5 canvas element that enables fancy 3D graphics basically…. Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 2011

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Canada, the directors behind the WTF? clips for El Guincho’s ‘Bombay’ and Scissor Sisters’ ‘Invisible Light’ are responsible for this similarly random visual yet entertaining clip for Battles’ ‘Ice Cream’. The song features Kompakt artist Matias Aguayo on vocals and is indicative of the band’s new material on upcoming album Gloss Drop post-Tyondai Braxton. Gloss… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2011

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