Akron/Family – Love is Simple

Tuesday, 30 October 2007, 17:19 | Category : Uncategorized
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Simply put, this is one of the best albums of the year, from a band that I knew next to nothing about until a couple of weeks ago. I had always associated Akron/Family with the outer reaches of American ‘freak folk’ (whatever that means) and thought they might be one of these bands that may [...]

The Boredoms / Michael Gira @ Shoreditch Town Hall, 26 October 2007

Tuesday, 30 October 2007, 13:45 | Category : Uncategorized
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We were late to this gig due to a nail in my car’s tyre and an quick spare wheel change, which meant that most of Michael Gira’s set was missed. This was no bad thing though. I’ve never like the Swans much, and the four or five songs we caught of Gira’s acoustic set seemed [...]