Jeffrey Lewis live songs

Thursday, 7 May 2009, 13:27 | Category : Live music
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Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard’s UK tour is almost over, ending this weekend at ATP. If you’ve been lucky enough to get to see them play, good on you. I regret not going to the Scala gig a couple of weeks ago, but that’s partially been made up for by Jeff’s ace lunchtime Pure Groove [...]

Blue Roses live songs

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 12:09 | Category : Live music
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As far as I know, Blue Roses have only ever recorded ten songs, which means that their live sets must be quite short. Thankfully these ten songs are exquisitely beautiful, so the sets will be also be very sweet. If you want to find out how Laura Groves’ ten lovely songs translate live, you can [...]

Could it be Magic?

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 20:55 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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The Too Pure label may be gone, subsumed into the 4AD empire last year, but they’ve kept the name alive through the Too Pure Singles Club, which regularly chucks out monthly under-the-radar gems. Last month’s superb blast that was Friendship has been followed up with another cracker. Magic & Fur are a band who hail [...]

Alessi’s Ark - Notes From The Treehouse

Saturday, 2 May 2009, 22:59 | Category : Reviews
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A couple of years ago Dev Hynes made the journey from London to Omaha, Nebraska to have his debut album produced by Mike Mogis. The result was a triumph of production with the Bright Eyes man taking the often thin Lightspeed Champion songs and turning them into a country-tinged indie pop sucess.
Last year Alessi Laurent-Marke [...]