Category: indie

Beachwood Sparks – Forget The Song

They don’t make songs like this any more, at least they won’t until Teenage Fanclub do the decent thing and get their creative hats on again. Its makers Beachwood Sparks feel like they have been around forever but with a […] 

Kids On A Crime Spree – Impasto

If there was a label made for lazy, hazy summer evenings it is the venerable Slumberland. And to their heavily notched bedpost they recently added the considerable retro heeled charm of Kids On A Crime Spree. The Spector drenched Swede […] 

Daniel Rossen – Return To Form

Shouldn’t be any surprise to find out that Daniel Rossen is he out of Grizzly Bear. How else could you explain the somewhat awkward glory of ‘Return To Form’ from his debut solo release ‘Silent Hour/Golden Mile’ (out on Warp […] 

Peileton (featuring Youth Mass – Sea Of Green)

You should know by now, even if you’re not a football fan, that Euro 2012 is just around the corner. As you’d expect we’re in a bit of a lather at the prospect of it all and this time around […] 

Italian Japanese – NYC

Gonna ease back into this given the earth moving nature of the last few days. Baby hugger number two made his entrance into the world and he is a little topper. Fine strong footballing pins too so perhaps that is […] 

Cheers Elephant – Leaves

It probably loses a little of its early ecstatic vim along the way but there’s no denying that this little nugget had us scurrying for more information about its makers. Nice bunch of lads from Philadelphia by all accounts (mostly […] 

The Inspiral Carpets – Further Away

Their debut ‘Life’ may contain their most famous efforts but the follow up ‘The Beast Inside’ was always my favourite album from Oldham’s the Inspiral Carpets. The band bred a love-hate relationship with the press with lots of barbs aimed […] 

James – Born Of Frustration

If I wasn’t so old and busy I’d be dragging my lard to see the bands that kick-started me on this road. Legends like the Happy Mondays and the Inspiral Carpets who play a double-header in the Olympia next week. […] 

The Naked Prey ~ An Appreciation

Somewhat bored by today’s mainstream diet of Springsteen, Coldplay and the Roger Waters “The Wall” tour, I recently installed Spotify on my PC and boy am I glad I did. While Spotify is legal and some other file sharing programs […] 

Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune

Despite winning the 2011 Juno Award (Canada’s version of the Choice Music Prize) for his 3rd LP ‘Oh Fortune’ word of Dan Mangan’s near infinite talent hasn’t spread as far and widely as expected on this side of the Atlantic. […] 

The Crayon Set – I Worry

Dublin band the Crayon Set have been gently tapping on my door for over a year now and while their sound is a snug fit I always tended to get diverted. ‘I Worry’ from their soon to be released debut […] 

Jared Miles – He Once Was A Friend Of Mine

Jared Miles has some backstory, at least the first few weeks of his introduction to the world which belongs in biblical times. Not that that will in any way colour your views of his music which is well capable of […] 

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