Is Tropical - South Pacific

Friday, 29 October 2010, 16:34 | Category : Good new stuff, Video
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Is Tropical are already responsible for the debut single of the year, in the shape of the awesome When O When, so it was going to be hard to top that with their follow-up. Sure enough, it doesn’t quite reach previous heights, and some of the rough edges have been smoothed out, but that’s not [...]

Keeping it Peel

Monday, 25 October 2010, 22:43 | Category : Live music
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Today is the day six years ago when John Peel, one of the most influential DJs in the history of broadcasted music, passed away. There will be many better, more eloquent tributes today, but mine is simple. I spent the morning listening to the last thing I ever heard on his show - a live [...]

Help Mazes solve the mystery of the cover version

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 0:46 | Category : Covers, Good new stuff, Songs
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If you’re a fan of the fuzzed out tunes of Mazes, you may be interested in this. You may well have picked up the demo version from their blog earlier in the year, but here’s the live studio version, recorded on BBC 6 Music last Thursday. And here’s the mystery. It’s a cover of a [...]

Crocodiles and Dan Treacy

Monday, 18 October 2010, 12:54 | Category : Good new stuff, Live music, Songs
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I wonder how many MGMT fans were curious enough to check out the bloke referred to in Song for Dan Treacy, off the Brooklyn duo’s latest album. Probably not many, but those who did may have been introduced to the weird, wonderful and often troubled world of The Television Personalities. That world is probably better [...]

Le Volume Courbe

Saturday, 9 October 2010, 0:02 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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There’s not usually much French music on this blog. Nothing francophobic, just that I don’t really go for smooth sophisticated pop or sweaty club bangers. There are always exception to this though and Le Volume Courbe is one of them. A four-track EP will make its unassuming way into the world next month, showing off [...]

Yuck - Rubber

Thursday, 7 October 2010, 12:41 | Category : Songs
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Yuck are turning out to be one of the most fascinating bands around at the moment. Fresh from releasing an EP as their side project / alter ego Yu(c)k, which showcased their quieter side, they’re cranking up the volume on their upcoming single Rubber. It all starts off pleasantly, but the fuzzy guitar soon turns [...]

Seven Songs: Timber Timbre

Wednesday, 6 October 2010, 8:02 | Category : Seven Songs
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I’ve taken a long time to arrive at Timber Timbre. The self-titled album first came out in January 2009, but has only now got a proper UK release, so well done to Full Time Hobby for picking up such an special record. It’s one to give some time to, because repeated listening is well rewarded. [...]