Album, Single, EP and Live Reviews

  1. Common Prayer – There Is A Mountain (Big Potato)

    Albums: Common Prayer – There Is A Mountain (Big Potato)

    It's gonna take a lot more than quirky sounds and precious English villages for this album to be invited round to our house to play videogames

    Posted on Jul 30th, 2010

  2. Quack Quack

    Live Reviews: Quack Quack @ The Lexington, London 27.07.10

    As far as band names go, Quack Quack has to be one of the strangest out there. Not least because it is so terribly fitting! The onomatopoeic sound that Mallards make out on the river breathes new life as the title of this northern trio, who deal in trip-some instrumental hedonism whilst being easy on the vocals.

    Posted on Jul 30th, 2010

  3. Wavves – King Of The Beach (Bella Union)

    Albums: Wavves – King Of The Beach (Bella Union)

    Disclaimer: No actual member of the band participated in this review. At no point did we ever speak to Nathan Williams. And even though he's probably said it at some point, he probably doesn't use the word 'dude' quite so much.

    Posted on Jul 30th, 2010

  4. Leif Vollebekk - Inland (Nevado)

    Albums: Leif Vollebekk - Inland (Nevado)

    Aged by one too many packs of Marlboro Lights, Vollebekk's sound takes time to settle in and get comfortable

    Posted on Jul 30th, 2010

  5. Harold Nono/Hidekazu Wakabayashi - Harold Nono/Hidekazu Wakabayashi (Bearsuit)

    Albums: Harold Nono/Hidekazu Wakabayashi - Harold Nono/Hidekazu Wakabayashi (Bearsuit)

    Ethereal and often beautiful, Nono and Wakabayashi's collaborative efforts lack the focus to push us over the edge.

    Posted on Jul 27th, 2010

  6. Bear Driver

    Live Reviews: Bear Driver @ The Queens Head, London 22.07.10

    The cool and chintzy air of the Queens Head upstairs gig venue makes for a great setting for Bear Driver to front. Sandwiched between the synth-happy Dufflefolks, and the calm and quirky James Vincent McMorrow, their own brand of snappy, up-front indie pop spills from the PA.

    Posted on Jul 27th, 2010

  7. Lounge on the Farm

    Live Reviews: Lounge on the Farm Festival 09-12.07.10

    Lounge On the Farm festival takes place on a cow farm just outside the historic town of Canterbury. It has been going since 2006, and in the past has featured the likes of Fuck Buttons and The Coral. As one of the crop of new and lower key festivals which have tapped in the British public’s inexhaustible appetite for summer music, it satisfies a whole range of punters with its pleasant selection of niche bands, quirky setting and organic food counters. The atmosphere is like a bohemian village fete, and the relatively small scale (there were about 4000 people attending) make it a very relaxing place to be.

    Posted on Jul 27th, 2010

  8. Edible Woman - Everywhere At Once (Sleeping Star)

    Albums: Edible Woman - Everywhere At Once (Sleeping Star)

    An ideal album for lovers of the Hammond groove...

    Posted on Jul 26th, 2010

  9. Nancy Garcia - Be The Climb (Ecstatic Peace!)

    Albums: Nancy Garcia - Be The Climb (Ecstatic Peace!)

    Another day, another Ecstatic Peace album to fawn over.

    Posted on Jul 26th, 2010

  10. Digitonal - Be Still My Bleeping Heart (Just Music)

    Albums: Digitonal - Be Still My Bleeping Heart (Just Music)

    The main problem is inconsistency with tracks often starting off wonderfully before running out of ideas.

    Posted on Jul 26th, 2010

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