Video: Landing – Morning Sun

  The magnificent Landing are back with another slice of their dreamy, abstract music. Less earthly, more airy, ‘Morning Sun’ embraces the drone nature of the band, with playful arpeggios swirling with synth swells. It’s a very rich atmosphere, something you can expect Landing to deliver without a hitch. Their new album, Third Sight, will be out on June 17th on El Paraiso Records. Pre-order here.  Check our (oldish) interview with … Continue reading Video: Landing – Morning Sun

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Stream: Birthmark – Find Yourself

Somewhere near a dark Scottish loch, a man looks at the sky and wonders :”Why am I not part of Clan Kinsella?” The family name that has given us musical treats like Owen, American Football, Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc also includes Nate Kinsella, who has his own very cool project called Birthmark.  The last Birthmark album, Antibodies (our review), was a blast of joyful instruments arranged in a Goldberg Machine structure. ‘Find Yourself’, the new single … Continue reading Stream: Birthmark – Find Yourself

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Video Round Up: The Eastern Sea, Beach Day, Alex Napping, La Chance, Motes

  Hey ho, away we go! It’s another one from our “let’s keep bands and PRs happy with a quick post!” book of blogging! That is: VIDEO ROUND UP! First, we’ve got a brand new single by Cromwellian chamber popites (!) The Eastern Sea. ‘Silver Spoon’ spearheads a cavalcade of new tracks that we will hype, hyperbole and hug (in that order) once they are out. In … Continue reading Video Round Up: The Eastern Sea, Beach Day, Alex Napping, La Chance, Motes

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Review: Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

ultraviolence

Ahoy, fellas! Since I’m waiting with bated breath for the final episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones, I realised I was really looking forward to the terrible violence that will ensue. You could say I wanted violence beyond violence. Ah, you could say I want some… Ultraviolence?

My editor, knowing full well that I have “a thing” for Lizzie Grant, aka the yang to Lana Del Rey‘s yin (not ying), managed to get his pal Rollo Tomasi to send him a reviewer’s copy of this album because fuck trying to get it from the label. So, grab a peppermint chamomile tea and read my in depth gushing of the new Lana Del Rey joint.

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Tramlines 2011

Tramlines 2011. 

Every year, the city of Sheffield goes into full party mode and hosts the Tramlines festival, a veritable smogarsbord of musical talents, packed venues and heat stroke incidents (some of them rather unfortunate).

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A pink shade of pop

Screaming Maldini – Secret Sounds That probably was the worst pun-passing-as-a-post-title this excuse for a website has tried to use. Sorry for that. Anyhoos, music, yeah. Screaming Maldini, a band wearing all pink (allegedly) and making quite a racket both on record and live (cheapo plug) have just released (a couple of months ago) their European début, Secret sounds, a short EP (only four songs) … Continue reading A pink shade of pop

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Gallery – The Unfortunate Incident, The Hope Explosion and Love at Death Beach

So, we had this lil’ gig at The Harley a couple of weeks ago and y’all were real nice and visited us. Sure, due to health and safety regulations, Orestes and his naked dancing cows revue had to be cancelled and the toxicity of the stamp we used at the entry is still being tested, but we had fun. It wouldn’t be fair to self-review … Continue reading Gallery – The Unfortunate Incident, The Hope Explosion and Love at Death Beach

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The Sunday Soapbox

The sad end of a mysoginist.

(or is it?)

As Quinto stumbled through Penistone road after doing another fatty blunt-batastic, he thought that it all was a little too silly for his liking.

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