The return of The Sleepy Jackson

Monday, 19 June 2006, 13:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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Whilst still awaiting news of the Avalanches’ return to recorded music (maybe I should give up?), it’s good to hear new stuff from their fellow Aussies The Sleepy Jackson. I totally loved their debut album Lovers from a few years back, so it’s good to hear some new material. The single God Lead Your [...]

Tapes ‘n Tapes come to the UK

Friday, 16 June 2006, 12:10 | Category : Uncategorized
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That should really be ‘came to the UK’, as they’ll have left by now. I’ve been a bit slow off the mark with this post. It’s over a month since Tapes ‘n Tapes hit our shores for their first UK visit, and I’m just getting around to it now. I think that some of [...]

Mojave 3 @ the Borderline

Thursday, 15 June 2006, 18:04 | Category : Uncategorized
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This gig could easily not have worked out well for me. Not really anything to do with how good Mojave 3 or their songs are, but more to do with me and other circumstances. I arrived just in time for the band arriving on stage, after hot-footing it from home. The dark shadow of [...]

Sorted!

Thursday, 15 June 2006, 13:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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Dead computer update: Things may not be as bad as they seemed. The man from Dell came round on Tuesday and replaced the dead hard drive. And with a lot of help from a friend we managed to copy most stuff off the old hard drive onto a new external drive. The good news [...]

Camera Obscura @ Cargo

Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 16:57 | Category : Uncategorized
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Camera Obscura don’t make a grand entrance. They quietly assemble on the stage while the DJ is still playing, and lead singer Traceyanne Campbell is fiddling with her new effects pedals claiming she isn’t a ‘guitar geek’ and adding “they don’t call us indie shamblers for nothing”.
Well, shamblers they may be, but on the [...]

Disaster!

Monday, 12 June 2006, 8:55 | Category : Uncategorized
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This weekend disaster struck! My computer hard drive has died. And not being much of a computer nerd, I don’t really know what’s happened. Hopefully someone can come to fix it over the next few days, and maybe, just maybe retreive some of the stuff I may have lost. I’m bracing myself for the worst. [...]

Mojave 3 Competition!

Friday, 9 June 2006, 11:43 | Category : Uncategorized
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There’s a bit of a Mojave 3 special going on at The Daily Growl over the next week or so. Their new album Puzzles Like You is out on Monday 19 June, and from what I’ve heard, it’s sounding pretty good, and could well be a fixture on a good few summer playlists. To celebrate [...]

Stuart A Staples @ Bush Hall

Wednesday, 7 June 2006, 17:20 | Category : Uncategorized
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Stuart Staples doesn’t have his own website. He doesn’t even have a myspace page. I tried, even using that ‘A’ middle initial that he’s insisting on using for his solo releases. But nothing. It’s not really a big problem, it just makes it harder to me to check out his new material, as I hurriedly [...]

Roddy Frame @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Wednesday, 7 June 2006, 7:07 | Category : Uncategorized
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Last week I read a piece (can’t remember where) on Paul Simon’s Bloomsbury Theatre show, where the journalist quipped that the only people in the audience with hair were women. Well, it was a bit like that down Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday night as the capital’s not-as-young-as-they-were fans turned out to see ex-Aztec Camera [...]

The best of May

Monday, 5 June 2006, 7:40 | Category : Uncategorized
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Late as usual, but here goes with my picks for May…
Album of the Month
It just has to be, despite the very strong competition this month. I’ve been waiting for a long time. It seems the mp3s have been going around for even longer. But now it’s physically here! It’s the new Hot Chip album of [...]