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RECORD REVIEW: VIET CONG – VIET CONG
RECORD REVIEW: VIET CONG – VIET CONG

The self titled debut long player from Calgary noise/post-punk quartet Viet Cong is our first album of the week for 2015. The intelligently crafted seven tracks employ the best elements of a myriad of approaches and sounds that personify...

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SUI ZHEN DELIVERS INFINITY STREET
SUI ZHEN DELIVERS INFINITY STREET

Melbourne based artist Becky Sui Zhen has just released a new single, the deliberate swerve laden electro pop of ‘Infinity Street’. This comes hot on the heels of her excellent Female Basic EP released back in August. You can...

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THE MULTIPLE SIDES OF ODONIS ODONIS
THE MULTIPLE SIDES OF ODONIS ODONIS

Toronto noise pop merchants Odonis Odonis are set to drop their second long player, Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled next week. As its title suggests its split down the middle into harder and softer sides; between some hard arse industrial...

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RECORD REVIEW: SUN KIL MOON – BENJI
RECORD REVIEW: SUN KIL MOON – BENJI

 I woke up a couple of weeks ago and decided to spend some time as I was readying myself for work with Mark Kozelek’s latest full length as Sun Kil Moon, Benji. I knew of the emotional intensity of...

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TOP 100 TRACKS OF 2013
TOP 100 TRACKS OF 2013

      100. Heartbeat Overdrive Ballet School (ENG/GER) From the single, ‘Heartbeat Overdrive’, Bella Union. Ballet School Official Site Official Video   99. Central Park CON VOS (USA) From the EP, ‘Cocoon Bloom’, Self Released.  Con Vos Facebook Official...

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INTERVIEW: PAYING HOMAGE TO REPLIKAS
INTERVIEW: PAYING HOMAGE TO REPLIKAS

Istanbul based online magazine Offprint has just released a long awaited tribute album to seminal Turkish band Replikas. The experimental rock quintet began their musical journey back in 1996 and over their seventeen years have produced six studio albums...

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THE ELEMENTAL WORLD OF FOREST SWORDS
THE ELEMENTAL WORLD OF FOREST SWORDS

Merseyside avant garde producer Matthew Barnes, aka Forest Swords, made quite a name for himself in independent music circles a few years back with the release of his debut EP, Dagger Paths. It received kudos from Pitchfork and FACT...

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KIM KI O GROUNDED IN NEW ALBUM
KIM KI O GROUNDED IN NEW ALBUM

Istanbul’s part dark wave part dream pop duo, kim ki o have just released their long awaited second album Grounds in Europe with the US set to follow in April. Based in the independent music scene in Kadikoy, on...

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RECORD REVIEW: STUMBLEINE – SPIDERWEBBED
RECORD REVIEW: STUMBLEINE – SPIDERWEBBED

Spiderwebbed, the debut record from Bristol producer Stumbleine is quite simply and effectively a chilled out atmospheric creation. There’s no real high and lows as its ten tracks wash over creating a consistent dreamy collage of downtempo electro mixed with...

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