Off to the End of the Road

Saturday, 6 September 2008, 20:54 | Category : Uncategorized
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I don’t have the time to do a proper End of the Road preview (I never thought I would), so this is just a quick signing-off type post. As the very astute of you may have gathered, I’m off to the End of the Road Festival in Dorset next weekend, which if the weather improves [...]

Absentee - Victory Shorts

Wednesday, 3 September 2008, 16:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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The countdown to End of the Road begins here…
Absentee’s Schmotime was one of my favourite albums of 2006. It was one of these records which was remarkable in its unremarkableness. Nothing striking or original, but there was just something in Dan Michaelson’s gravelly vocals and the rough and lovely warm guitar sounds that totally charmed [...]

Magic Arm - new single

Tuesday, 2 September 2008, 12:04 | Category : Uncategorized
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One of my favourite records of last year was Magic Arm’s Outdoor Games EP, a delicious 10 inch on tiny Manchester indie Switchflicker Records. I haven’t really been watching very closely though, because it’s just come to my notice that Marc Rigelsford (Mr Magic Arm) sneaked out a cracking little 7 inch single in [...]

Friendly Fires

Monday, 1 September 2008, 11:57 | Category : Uncategorized
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Since this blog is all about music that I like, I’m not much given to negative reviewing, but you might find the occasional jibe. If you have a cursory scroll down the blog, these jibes may sound a little like …bah spiky guitars… bah skinny jeans… bah synth rock electropop… bah trendy scenesters/ no substance [...]