Sophie’s Pigeons

Friday, 30 May 2008, 16:03 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s another little treat from Manchester’s Red Deer Records, the good people who put out the Sara Lowes album that I greatly enjoyed at the start of the year. Their latest release is by Sophie’s Pigeons, a four-piece centred round Sophie Nelson - she’s the girl with the piano and the fine voice. [...]

Sophie’s Pigeons

Friday, 30 May 2008, 16:03 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s another little treat from Manchester’s Red Deer Records, the good people who put out the Sara Lowes album that I greatly enjoyed at the start of the year. Their latest release is by Sophie’s Pigeons, a four-piece centred round Sophie Nelson - she’s the girl with the piano and the fine voice. [...]

Animal Collective / Atlas Sound @ Koko, 22 May 2008

Friday, 30 May 2008, 13:09 | Category : Uncategorized
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Last week I fulfilled a long-standing ambition – to see Animal Collective live. Somehow, in the couple of years or so that I’ve been listening to them, I’ve never managed to see them play, though it hasn’t been for the lack of opportunities. So last Thursday I headed to Koko with anticipation and a little [...]

You Will Love Each Other

Thursday, 29 May 2008, 8:01 | Category : Uncategorized
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HEALTH are a very blog-friendly band. Not just because they produce viscerally exciting records, or play slightly deranged gigs – though that should always be enough to get bloggers excited – but because it seems that not only are they happy to have their stuff promoted through blogs, they’re actually quite grateful to [...]

Gilbert gets Stuffed

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 12:34 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s a plug that I’m doing for my colleague Dan who runs the new Stuffed night with his friends at Ravenous Promotions. Their first gig under their new guise is at Ginglik in Shepherd’s Bush on 12 June.
This isn’t just a piece of opportunistic publicity though. It also gives me an opportunity to write a [...]

The Bookhouse Boys

Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 13:19 | Category : Uncategorized
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One of the definitive sounds of the year may well prove to be ‘big indie’, by which I mean large-numbered bands (say, more than five people) playing big-sounding music. I know that this type of thing can tread a thin line and very easily tip into ‘stadium indie’, which is very bad. But keep on [...]

Singles going steady 24: David Devant & his Sprit Wife

Friday, 23 May 2008, 12:09 | Category : Uncategorized
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The next single in the series is by a band which I know very little about. Sure, I’ve searched the internets and read some stuff, and David Devant & his Spirit Wife seem to be still active (at least up till last year), but it was best to ask Mrs Growl. After all, this was [...]

Esser - live radio session goodness

Friday, 23 May 2008, 12:08 | Category : Uncategorized
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Another artist who’s been on here lately is Esser. A few weeks ago I raved, quite rightly, about his glitch-pop funbag of a single I Love You. Last week I got to hear what he sounds like doing his stuff live when he played with his band on Marc Riley’s BBC 6Music show. It was [...]

The Rosie Taylor Project - This City Draws Maps

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 14:25 | Category : Uncategorized
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The Rosie Taylor Project have been on here before, just after I first heard them playing live on Xfm and recorded and posted the tracks for the world’s listening pleasure. Since then, I’ve received a copy of their debut album This City Draws Maps from the nice people at Bad Sneakers Records, and I’ve had [...]

Lest we forget…

Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 12:26 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s a post I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Actually, if I had been quicker off the mark, it would’ve been three different posts, but my tardiness has given me the opportunity to combine them neatly into a single one. It’s basically an RIP to three giants of music who passed away in the [...]