Living the High-Life: The Daily Growl goes all African

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 16:18 | Category : Uncategorized
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When Vampire Weekend released their debut album back at the start of the year, it had many critics reaching for words like High-Life. I wonder how many of the people talking about these words actually knew what they meant. I couldn’t claim to know, so for me to start talking about High-Life and whatever other [...]

Shearwater - Rook

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 16:14 | Category : Uncategorized
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At 1:30 into On the Death of the Waters, the first track on Shearwater’s new album Rook, there’s a bit of a surprise. It’s not that I’m unused to the quiet/loud dynamic in music – plenty of bands do it – but here, it seems almost out of character. The gentle opening sets you up [...]