Seven Songs: Maps

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 23:04 | Category : Seven Songs
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When James Chapman’s debut Maps album was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize back in 2007, words like ’shoegazing’ were used a lot to describe his dense guitar-layered electronica. With his new album Turning the Mind however, the descriptions aren’t going to be quite the same. Mainly because he’s dispensed with the guitars this time around, [...]

After the Gold Rush

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 13:36 | Category : Good new stuff
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There was a tiny piece of rejoicing round Daily Growl way today at the news of a new album from Canadian songstrel Basia Bulat. The Rough Trade folks won’t be putting it out until 25 January next year, but in the meantime, a new track is doing the rounds. It’s a direct continuation from her [...]