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A jovial intro track called ‘Guesty’, in which Johnnie Common offers to put his mate on the guestlist for a free gig sets the mood for the Glasgow musician’s second solo record. Throughout Trapped In Amber, Common’s winking Scottish brogue guides us through an endearing album that pauses for an absurd humorous moment like a… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM. This week’s album of the week is Johnnie Common’s Trapped In Amber and we’ve debut plays from Honningbarna, Girlpool, Songhoy Blues, Tobias Jesso Jr and Father John Misty. You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app,… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2015

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Anyone who has witnessed one of Caribou’s incendiary live performances in recent years will dig this. The Caribou Vibration Ensemble EP is a live three-track recording of Dan Snaith’s 2011 touring project which including the Caribou live band, Four Tet, James Holden, Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane and the quartet of horn players who helped record… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2015

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Actor Jeff Bridges has a likeable gentle quality and a scratched gravelled voice that you could listen to for hours. Well now, the voice behind the actor who played acclaimed roles in The Big Lebowski, True Grit and Tron is being put to good use in a strange partnership with Squarespace where The Dude has… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2015

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The San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Jessica Pratt’s first self-titled record felt like it beamed from a lost archive of folk music, left undisturbed until she was discovered by Tim Presley, who was so moved by Pratt’s music that he released the album for her. On Your Own Love Again, her second album, is released on Drag… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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Brame and Hamo are two young Sligo guys now living in the electronic music hub of Berlin who make house music with a funk edge drawing influences from hip-hop. Splendor & Squalour 001 is the the new release from the pair on their label that features a collaboration between them and a track from each… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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You may have see Buffalo Woman, or the name at least, on the odd event bill from Body and Soul to Drop Everything to Hard Working Class Heroes. My Buffalo Woman baptism was at Drop Everything, the biannual event on the Aran Islands where the pair of Tim O’Donovan and Neil Watkins, lifted tired limbs… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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Yesterday Richard D James aka Aphex Twin or user48736353001, began posting unreleased tracks to Soundcloud that sounded like they were taken from the early years of his music-making career. While there was no official confirmation that the music was by AFX, reliable sources like Planet Mu’s Mike Paradinas and WATMM forum say it’s him and… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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The Canadian producer’s debut XL single ‘Leave Me Alone’ last year was one of the best tracks around, a tune that endlessly kicked itself around my skull since it appeared last August. Now, Kaytranada with a rising guest in tow, Vic Mensa (him of the Disclosure production ‘Down On My Luck’) has joined him once… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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