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Locas In Love – Bushaltestelle (The Bus Stop Song)

I hope the realisation that this is actually a cover doesn’t take from the pleasure it is currently affording you. Look at it this way, now you have 2 favourite new bands to salivate over. First there is the Nebraska […] 

Program – Waiting

Program are a band not afraid to speak of their frailties and have in the past scrapped completed recordings because they didn’t feel right. They’re striving for perfection, while acknowledging that that particular goal might be an impossible one. Thankfully […] 

Dede – This Time

Despite an almost overwhelming sense of destiny it looks like Dede (Dede Reynolds and her partner Tim) have moved on to a new project called Tiny Hearts. Seems BBC1 radio have picked up on them so maybe it’ll be second […] 

Tandem Felix – Third Degree Burns

In the year of our lord 2011 I went a bit mental for a set of songs recorded by a quartet from Dublin called Tandem Felix. They had put out the recordings in 2009, under the working title of ‘Tweedledee’, […] 

Eli And The Sound Cult – Worst Thing

Not sure if I told you about my 2001 obsession with the Strokes, or more specifically their debut album ‘Is This It?’ That love affair culminated in several boozy nights on Ko Pha Ngan when the occasion of a half-moon […] 

Sans Chateaux – Holy Venus

I had big things planned for St. Patrick’s Day, like throwing some light on a sprinkling of the wealth of undervalued Irish bands. As it turned out I succumbed to that most Irish of traits, namely one that leads to […] 

Wildlife Control – Ages Places

The thing that distinguishes Pennsylvanian brothers Neil and Sumul Shah from the rest is not just that their music crackles with frenzied activity but moreso that it contains soul. So while you will headnod like a good thing something inside […] 

Film School – Compare

There was a time when I was very partial to San Fran band Film School, almost to the point where they had ascended the prejudices and downright snobbery that are the peaks of my mount tastebuds. But then they made […] 

Winter Sport – Northern Summer

What a strange and rather fabulous song. Full of contradictions that extend from its title to the band who made it and from the mix of plodding 80’s percussive techniques to the slinky 21st century laptop laser guided gestures. The […] 

We Are Trees – Teenage Heartbreak

It probably sounds close to ridiculous now given the current state of technological advancement but I can clearly remember getting our first landline phone installed and the highlight for many weeks being the moment it actually rang. Everything stopped through […] 

Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone

Can’t beat a bit of alt country with a singer that sounds all the world like a youthful Stevie Nicks. And Nikki Lane isn’t just content to leave it at recording gems like ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ either as she has […] 

Anna Ternheim – To Be Gone

In a world as niched as ours it’s not often that we wander beyond ye olde indie borders for the sanctity of new and unusual thrills. It’s the way we were programmed you see, like a fatal flaw that will […] 

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