The New Young Republic

Thursday, 31 July 2008, 13:20 | Category : Uncategorized
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Let’s continue with some more recent favourites…
It was inevitable really. When the initial line-ups for the End of the Road Festival were announced, The Young Republic were conspicuous by their absence. Surely EOTR would have a place for the main band on their End of the Road Records label? They went down pretty well at [...]

Back with the old

Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 13:43 | Category : Uncategorized
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So I’m back. I’m not going to apologise for not updating the blog for the past three and a bit weeks, because that was my intention. I wanted to take some time away from The Daily Growl, to avoid the self-imposed tyranny of daily updating, to take some ‘blogging time’ to do other stuff I [...]

2008: mid-term report

Friday, 4 July 2008, 16:14 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s now four days into July (hey, happy Independence Day Americans!), but here, slightly later than most other people, are the results of me casting my eye over the music of the year so far. It’s been a good, if not remarkable year of music so far. Nothing really standing out over the others as [...]

Let’s get cool in the pool

Friday, 4 July 2008, 12:10 | Category : Uncategorized
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As my last post may suggest, I’ve been listening to a bit of High Places this week. The bonus has been that every time the end of Canary plays out, my iTunes here at work slips right into Cool in the Pool by Holger Czukay. It’s become a much welcome treat in all it’s oddball [...]

Let’s get cool in the pool

Friday, 4 July 2008, 12:10 | Category : Uncategorized
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As my last post may suggest, I’ve been listening to a bit of High Places this week. The bonus has been that every time the end of Canary plays out, my iTunes here at work slips right into Cool in the Pool by Holger Czukay. It’s become a much welcome treat in all it’s oddball [...]

High Places / Telepathe / Mirror Mirror

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 13:31 | Category : Uncategorized
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Because I don’t get out to so many gigs these days, it’s over a year now since I’ve been to an Upset! The Rhythm show. That’s a great shame, because their gigs are always ace. But I still check the website to see who they’re putting on, and have a listen to the bands. Most [...]

Jay Jay Pistolet

Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 16:17 | Category : Uncategorized
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I thought that my recent post on Mumford and Sons was a fairly minor affair, but it turned out to be one of the most popular for a while. Certainly one of the most commented on. One of these comments came from a shadowy figure called Neil who complimented the post, but then commanded me [...]

A kick in the teeth is good for some

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 16:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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Every morning I come into work, fire up my computer and listen to this song. I hear the steady build-up, the ace fuzzy guitar solo and most of all Florence’s amazing voice. It’s all over in two minutes of pop perfection. Then I’m ready to face the day. I can take on anything. Almost.

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Bodies of Water - A Certain Feeling

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 16:13 | Category : Uncategorized
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Another thing that I picked up at Pure Groove the other week was the new Bodies of Water album. It’s not officially out until 22 July, but they’ve bagged some advance copies for sale (signed too, natch). Since having my pants charmed off by their wonderful debut Ears Will Pop and Eyes Will Blink last [...]