She Keeps Bees - Dig On

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 11:46 | Category : Reviews
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Last week saw the release of the new She Keeps Bees album Dig On. It hardly seems any time since their previous full-length Nests, but a quick glance at the calendar reveals that was two years ago. It certainly left its mark on my ears. In the intervening time, the band - Jessica Larrabee and [...]

Electrelane @ The Scala, 21 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 17:08 | Category : Live reviews
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Band reunions have to follow certain rules if they’re going to be big news. First they need to wait for the optimum time, which judging by recent successful comebacks from the likes of Pavement and the Pixies is at least 10 years. Second, there has to be some catchy story to go with it, [...]

Get some Civil Civic before it’s too late!

Monday, 25 July 2011, 23:49 | Category : Good new stuff, Video
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You’ve got to love Civil Civic. Not just because they write their own ace press releases. Not because their third member is a drum machine. And not just because they are providing us with a steady stream of scuzzy, noisy electronic rock goodness from their Dalston base. That’s not all. You really do have to [...]

New M83

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 17:05 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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So there I was watching / listening to the Murdochs at the phone hacking enquiry. It was running well behind time, it was sagging a lot and I was feeling bored. So it was a welcome relief to have an email pop into my inbox about the new M83 single. This’ll soundtrack the rest of [...]