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Public Service Broadcasting rock Leicester O2 Academy (16/4/14)

Public Service Broadcasting rock Leicester O2 Academy (16/4/14)

Conor Davies April 17, 2014 0

Public Service Broadcasting are a hard duo to describe; one part electro, one part rock, one part old-timey samples, the Brits are a unique act that’s for sure. Having not been massively into their

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Liars crack open the glowstick on seventh album, Mess

Liars crack open the glowstick on seventh album, Mess

Eli Jace April 17, 2014 0

One of the first things I did after pressing play on Mess, the new, seventh album from Liars, was take my pants off. Only because a voice with Satanic inflections demands it on the

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Bombay Bicycle Club stun fans with new album and live tour double

Bombay Bicycle Club stun fans with new album and live tour double

Conor Davies April 11, 2014 0

UK indie-folk band Bombay Bicycle Club returned with their fourth album at the beginning of February to great critical acclaim, as they expanded their intriguing, folky sound to encompass new electronic instruments into the

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Days And Works might be the album you need right now

Days And Works might be the album you need right now

Eli Jace March 17, 2014 0

Behind Door number 1 we have Hunter & Wolfe. The Brooklyn duo craft true-grit American rock’n'roll persuaded by the heart and soul. Singer Michael Maffei lets loose his lyrics straight from the depths of his

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Skrillex; YAY or NAY?

Skrillex; YAY or NAY?

Conor Davies March 12, 2014 0

It feels like the artist known as Skrillex, a.k.a Sonny Moore, has been around for AGES. The oft-hated, maligned dubstep pioneer has been on the scene for a good four years or so, without

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On Morning Phase Beck rubs the sleep from his eyes

On Morning Phase Beck rubs the sleep from his eyes

Eli Jace March 7, 2014 Comments Off

If you’ve spent a couple rain-soaked afternoons listening to Beck’s first plush collection of songs, Sea Change, then there should be no surprises with his newest offering, Morning Phase. The two effectively go hand-in-hand. As the

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Annie Clark does the hustle and bustle on St. Vincent

Annie Clark does the hustle and bustle on St. Vincent

Eli Jace February 25, 2014 Comments Off

Love an album that steps right into it. The self-titled fourth album from St. Vincent, or the girl also known as Annie Clark, picks up right where 2011′s Strange Mercy left off with opener,

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Chino Moreno puts the haze in the chamber for ††† debut

Chino Moreno puts the haze in the chamber for ††† debut

Eli Jace February 18, 2014 Comments Off

The ghosts of Chino Moreno’s new-wave past have floated into the present for his newest project dubbed, ††† (“crosses”). The Deftones frontman linked up with old friend Shaun Lopez, from Far, and Chuck Doom

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Girl from the North steps into the sun on “Little Sway”

Girl from the North steps into the sun on “Little Sway”

Eli Jace February 11, 2014 Comments Off

Little Sway, the newest album from Crissi Cochrane, could be named after the movement of early budding flowers in spring’s first breezes. The music is bright and eloquent, splashed with the colors of a

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The End Men Work It Off With “Toys”

The End Men Work It Off With “Toys”

Eli Jace February 2, 2014 Comments Off

Play With Your Toys by The End Men may have been recorded at Brooklyn’s Well Rounded Hoodlum Studios, but often, it sounds like it’s coming from the back room of a rickety old wooden

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