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RECORD REVIEW : GLASSER – RING

Glasser – Ring True Panther Buy from her EP of the same name. It first came to many people’s attention via a compilation offering from e-Music called Selected + Collected at the start of 2009. ‘Apply’ was one of...

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RECORD REVIEW: ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS – SWANLIGHTS

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS – Swanlights Secretly Canadian Buy’ employs a traditional bent while Hegarty implores ‘his darling, his father’ to accompany him as he seeks familial connection. The piano and strings are used to great effect on the...

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RECORD REVIEW: NO AGE – EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

NO AGE – Everything In Between Sub Pop Buy still there, witness ‘Fever Dreaming and Depletion’ that hit you fairly and squarely in the face just when you thought, judging from the first two tracks, that Randall and Spunt...

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RECORD REVIEW: GRINDERMAN- GRINDERMAN 2

  GRINDERMAN – Grinderman 2 Mute Records Buy every night and who could blame her, I guess I’ve loved her for too long”. Some dark humour again rears up “My baby calls me the Lochness Monster, two great big...

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RECORD REVIEW: DEERHUNTER – HALCYON DIGEST

DEERHUNTER – Halcyon Digest 4AD Buy here Music artists, whether they are bands or solo performers are supposed to have a small window of opportunity, a period of time where their creative forces are at their peak and their best...

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RECORD REVIEW : TWIN SHADOW – FORGET

TWIN SHADOW – Forget Terrible Records Buy here Twin Shadow Official site There are a lot of bands and artists today who have embraced music of the past and reworked it to create a post millennium sound we are all now...

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RECORD REVIEW: MATTHEW DEAR – BLACK CITY

MATTHEW DEAR – Black City Ghostly International Buy here  Matthew Dear Official Site  Instant celebrity is a common thing these days, with commercially driven shows like Idol and a million off-shoots promising fame and wealth to young wanna-bes everywhere. But, provenance...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE WALKMEN – LISBON

  THE WALKMEN – Lisbon Fat Possum/Bella Union Buy out single is an example of how the band have grown and learnt to experiment with their approach, (witness the third track ‘Follow The Leader’ for another example of a...

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ALBUM OF THE WEEK – SEPTEMBER

September 6, 2010 THE WALKMEN (USA) Lisbon Fat Possum Records The Walkmen myspace Buy here 1. Juveniles 2. Angela Surf City 3. Follow The Leader 4. Blue As Your Blood 5. Stranded 6. Victory 7. All My Great Designs...

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RECORD REVIEW: WOMEN – PUBLIC STRAIN

WOMEN – Public Strain Flemish Eye/Jagjaguwar Buy here (UK,EUR,ROW) Pre-order here (CAN/USA) Out September 28. Being the subject of critical acclaim upon the release of a debut album can often make the task of producing a follow up daunting....

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