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Billie Black is a name who is on a lot of UK industry lips at the moment. The story goes that the West London student of Guildhall School of Music gained experienc at singing jazz in pubs for college money. That followed her teenage years where she sang with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and went to the Brit… Read more »

Posted on November 4th, 2014

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlist on Spotify | Youtube | Soundcloud The chart Tiga – ‘Bugatti’ Yumi Zouma – ‘Alena’ Tei-Shi – ‘Bassically’ Kleerup – ‘Let Me in’ Dorian Concept – ‘The Few’ Run The Jewels – ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) Ghostface Killah… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

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The sequel to one of the best rap mixtapes in recent times does what many sequels do not. It improves the dynamic between the cast, it delivers smarter, more quotable lines, it takes aim at larger targets and it adds a whole lot of bang. Run The Jewels 1 was the hardening of friendship between… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links. HOUR ONE Young… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2014

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The Lake District duo of Aquilo are creating music that matches the vistas of their surrounding countryside: majestic and expansive. Tom and Ben’s self-titled EP early this year established the modus operandi, the yearning emotive rich and widescreen ballads. ‘Human’, a new track from their December EP of the same name, has all of that… Read more »

Posted on October 30th, 2014

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With the endless possibilities inherent in the creation of music, it’s a wonder sometimes that so many artists end up sounding all too similar, whether by influence, design, structure or imagination (and lack thereof). The Austrian autodidact multi-instrumentalist Oliver Thomas Johnson embraces a limited vision on his second Dorian Concept album. Limitations can be negative,… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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Watch FKA twigs new ‘Video Girl’ music video

By now, FKA twigs has established herself as a visceral artist in many respects. Musically, her album is uncompromising, her self-expression through dance unique and her vision through her visuals ticks both of those boxes. Last week, a weird dance/music/ad video thing featuring Google Glass left a widescreen impression. This week, her Kahlil Joseph-directed video… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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Watch three Irish rock bands perform under a railway line in North Strand, Dublin

Underline is what happened when three loud Irish rock bands, Ten Past Seven, Turning Down Sex & Crowhammer played Guerrilla, a studio run by John ‘Spud’ Murphy that is housed under a railway line in North Strand in Dublin. It was captured by The PracticeTapes. The studio has recently been the scene of albums from… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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After a period where Kool Thing-related people went off to do other music things, the core duo of Jon Dark and Julie Chance have reconvened around the original project. The followup to the debut album is still a while away but approaching early next year, but in the meantime, the duo have released ‘I See… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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