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Beulah – Popular Mechanics For Lovers

If you are trying to describe what indie is to someone who have never experienced the sounds of the underground then you could do worse than to slip them a copy of Beulah’s ‘The Coast Is Never Clear’. Beulah broke […] 

Siberian – Any Day Now

It’d probably be easy to discount Siberian as another powerpop combo flaunting anthemic choruses until you realise that much of their output follows less obvious but more attention grabbing routes. One vital ingredient is guitarist Zach Tillman who used to […] 

Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing!

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while since reading about the band on Nothing But Green Lights a while back. Why you might add, well, when you happen upon something that sounds as instantly attractive as ‘You! Me! […] 

Stars Of Stage And Screen – Dizzy Silver Memories

Stars of Stage and Screen have cracked the download market. With hundreds of thousands of downloads (you can get their latest LP ‘American Oddity’ for free from their website) it would seem that this NY duo should to be on […] 

Lone Wolf And Cub – I Will Hammerpunch Your Clavicle

There is something altogether heartbreaking about ‘Lone Wolf And Cub’, not exactly the band themselves (this is 5 lads who’ve only been together as a band since 2004) but their music, which peels away at your surface confidence to reveal […] 

Joy – Tiger's Paw

Much as I was delighted to see Snow Patrol finally getting some attention, their quality control has faltered badly in the intervening period. The Reindeer Section now look like a better bet for audio kicks if Gary Lightbody ever decides […] 

Babybird – Goodnight

Before ‘You’re Beautiful’ there was ‘You’re Gorgeous’, a much more amiable piece of subtle pop music. In the end it was Steven Jones undoing, much like the proverbial stone around an artists necks where one song dictates how a talent […] 

Arab Strap (1995 – 2006) Arab Strap – (If There’s) No Hope For Us More Info: Here They Go  

Segueness IV

[Segueness is a curious random occurrence where two tunes ultimately beat as one] Sequeness was invented for songs like this. One comes from that native language spouting Welsh collective who now take over the mantle of the quirkiest pop sensation […] 

The Sounds – Painted By Numbers

Snakes on a plane eh, what an intriguing concept. Probably prefer snakes in a submarine myself so if the plot was to submerge completely nobody would be the wiser. Anyway the good news is that our favourite band from Helsingborg, […] 

Jeff Buckley – Corpus Christi Carol

Oh I’m tired and in need of some spiritual fulfillment. As you all know by now Jeff Buckley’s album ‘Grace’ is one of those essential pieces of modern songwriting. His death was a tragedy, he is sorely missed but sometimes […] 

The Cloud Room – Hey Now Now

The Cloud Room are yet another NY band to saviour. Well, I’m being a bit underhanded here because all I’ve heard from them is ‘Hey Now Now’. But, if they were never to record another note they could possibly die […] 

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