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I Love You, Honeybear is the equivalent of a friend who is affable, who wears their heart on their sleeve but is prone to crashlanding all of the positive emotion with large swathes of cynicism. For Josh Tillman, playing a version of himself as Father John Misty for the second time in album format after… Read more »

Posted on February 12th, 2015

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The problem with penning a towering achievement of a song like ‘Hold On’, a catchy yet simple blues-soul rock’n’roll song is that it overshadowed everything else including the album Boys & Girls that Alabama Shakes did after that. That may just me though, the album did sell in the millions. Time apart from that birthing… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2015

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The old Go! Team lo-fi rattle is in full-effect on ‘Blowtorch’ as if the rhythm section is playing guitars adorned with bells and tambourines – this time around it’s actually sitars helping to give that shade. That unique shake is matched with the band’s ever-present sense of innocent melody. Except it’s not a band any… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2015

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Conor Adams and Lar Kaye aka All Tvvins dropped their big new track ‘Thank You’ on Zane Lowe last night. The song has an eighties-production sheen like Aha to it which really suits the song, the bassline gliding along with Adams asking “do you want to be a cold cold killer? / do you want… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2015

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Upstate New York duo Diet Cig, Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman signed up to Father/Daughter Records (home to Pure Bathing Culture) to release their debut EP Over Easy. The EP is five-tracks of fun and melodic lo-fi pop punk music and the video for the track ‘Scene Sick’, a song which addresses the self-importance of… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2015

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Leo Drezden is a new band featuring Rian Trench of Solar Bears that is more post-rock than celestial electronica. Along with Steve McKinney, Chris Con, Dan Le Bolloc’h and various instruments, the band have concocted an instrumental post-rock rush that nods to Ireland’s rich recent past in the genre but also sprinkles a bit of… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2015

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When I think of Hot Chip, I think of music that’s calibrated to make people dance and whether the band’s Owen Clarke, particularly can do his ridiculous dancing to it on stage. For their first song in three years or so, ‘Huarache Lights’ exceeds that criteria with some deep synth grooves driving the song with… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2015

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Young Wonder, Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman, are back with new music and hints of a debut album called Birth to follow up their first couple of EPs. ‘Intergalactic’ is an airy slow song that revels in the atmosphere it creates. Fitting for the title, it’s as if the band are peering out at the… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2015

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