Another quick word with… Dan Michaelson

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 15:46 | Category : A quick word with..., Covers, Interviews, Video
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It’s funny to see Dan Michaelson still referred to as ‘former Absentee singer’, especially now that the release of his third album sees his solo output surpass his former band’s by 50%. But let’s not dwell on the past. The good news is that Dan’s new record Sudden Fiction is excellent; a stripped-down, melancholic late [...]

A good day for new album news

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 18:09 | Category : Good new stuff
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You know the story these days; a new album announcement accompanied by a free taster song. It works nicely for me, but often these things come along like buses. So over the past day there’s been news of three potential belters coming out in the next few months.
First up, Field Music. A band that I’ve [...]

Echo Lake

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 14:38 | Category : Covers, Songs, Video
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Echo Lake - Alisa from ///NO PAIN IN POP\\\ on Vimeo.
This afternoon I’ve been listening to Echo Lake, mainly because they’re the support band at tonight’s Early Years gig at CAMP Basement. On the evidence of the songs on their Soundcloud, they’re pretty much the perfect support band for The Early Years, with their dreamy [...]

The return of The Early Years

Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 13:59 | Category : Live music, Video
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You may not noticed, but I’ve been away for a while. I’m not the only one though. The Early Years were one of my favourite bands a few years back, but after seeing them at a few memorable gigs (notably their support slot at this amazing Electrelane Scala show), they seemed to disappear completely. But [...]