New Jamie Lidell excitement

Monday, 21 January 2008, 12:56 | Category : Uncategorized
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Yeah, I know it’s been on Pitchfork, and it’s not news anymore, but I’m posting it because the new album from Jamie Lidell is one of my most highly-anticipated of the year. I was listening to Multiply again last week for the first time in ages and it’s just so good. Easily one of the [...]

Welcome to their TV show

Thursday, 17 January 2008, 14:40 | Category : Uncategorized
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I like Jeremy Warmsley. Not that I know him personally, I’m just a big fan of his 2006 album The Art of Fiction, though he does seem like a nice chap. So it was a pleasant surprise to see an email from him pop into my inbox yesterday. Here was me hoping that it was [...]

Antarctica Takes It!

Thursday, 17 January 2008, 12:43 | Category : Uncategorized
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After yesterday’s excursion in the direction of the dancefloor, today we’re firmly back in the indiepop territory. And they don’t come much more indiepop that Antarctica Takes It! (the exclamation mark is part of the name, I’m not that excited). The band, led by singer Dylan McKeever hail from Santa Cruz, California and have an [...]

More Strut, more Disco, yeah

Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 14:22 | Category : Uncategorized
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Back in 2000 a compilation called Disco Not Disco was released on Strut Records which made a bit of a splash. It was compiled by Joey Negro and Sean P who collected a heap of New York late 70s club classics from the likes of Dinosaur, Loose Joints, Liquid Liquid and Don Cherry. It was [...]

The Kid is back

Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 13:47 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s somebody who believes in value for money. When most artists release an EP it’s usually four songs. Some even have the temerity to call a three-track single an EP. With the third track a live recording. But not Kid Harpoon. He’s now onto his second EP for Young Turks Records and like the first [...]

Broadcast 2000

Monday, 14 January 2008, 14:08 | Category : Uncategorized
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What would the name Broadcast 2000 suggest to you? I’d think of an electronic artist for sure. Maybe even one in some sort of awe of erm, Broadcast maybe. It also makes me think of all these pre-millennial ropily-titled clubs, pseudonyms and other projects, whose built-in titular obsolescence was evident as soon as the clocked [...]

Singles going steady 16: The Kills

Thursday, 10 January 2008, 23:19 | Category : Uncategorized
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Two singles going steady in one week? You would think that I’ve got nothing new to write about. Well, that’s partly true, but it’s also kinda topical because this week The Kills released their new single U.R.A. Fever, their first new material for almost three years, and their first under a new non-musical media spotlight. [...]

Singles going steady - the comple works

Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 13:11 | Category : Uncategorized
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This post is mainly for linkage purposes. Last March, I started a series called Singles Going Steady, which is a trawl through my CD single collection, before I box it up and consign it (most of it anyway), to the back of some cupboard in my house. Everyone knows that CD singles is a format [...]

Singles going steady - the complete works

Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 13:11 | Category : Singles Going Steady
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This post is mainly for linkage purposes. Last March, I started a series called Singles Going Steady, which is a trawl through my CD single collection, before I box it up and consign it (most of it anyway), to the back of some cupboard in my house. Everyone knows that CD singles is a format [...]

You need Broken Records

Tuesday, 8 January 2008, 14:02 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s a band that I’ve ignored for way too long. I’ve known about Broken Records ever since Matthew from Song, By Toad started writing enthusiastically about them last year, but only ever casually listened to them. My mistake. Last week I gave their tunes more of my time and now I’m convinced that they’re easily [...]