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Bipul Chettri – Wildfire

Now my knowledge of the New Delhi folk scene is no better or worse than your average indie bloke but when you’ve got operators like Bipul Chettri dispensing such splendid sounds as ‘Wildfire’ it may be time to discover what […] 

Dot Dash – Countdown

This is so unashamedly 90’s indie sounding I kind of hoped it was something that I had missed from way back then. As it turned out it was the product of a Washington band called Dot Dash from a mere […] 

Carriages – Iron And Fire

Surprising that Rusted Rail haven’t been on their case because this is the distillation of what that fine Irish label produces. As it is Carriages seem entirely happy with the way things are panning out, infiltrating the sounds of the […] 

The Clientele – Lacewings

Being that it was released in 2000 I can clearly remember praying that the modem wouldn’t go down overnight as I tried to stitch the remaining tracks from ‘Suburban Light’ onto a hard drive of little more spec than a […] 

Photoreal – Uncle

You could probably call it the Washed Out effect, the sound of a melange of electronica and dream pop corralled into a wistful whole. On this occasion the beautiful noise comes courtesy of Diwas Gurung (one half of the Brooklyn […] 

Ryley Walker – Great River Road

Given that it is written about a southern road that straddles the Mississippi River you can understand why it sounds like this. That it comes from a 24 year old Chicago native makes it all the more surprising but Walker’s […] 

Husky – Tidal Wave

There is definite talk of a new album in 2014 from Melbourne’s Husky following their debut ‘Forever So’ which was released on Sub Pop. That first step was impressive and what set them apart was in their insistence, a rarefied […] 

British Sea Power – Machineries Of Joy

With a song again informed by the title of a Ray Bradbury book Brighton band British Sea Power prove that they can read good as well as write beautiful music. What they do best, and ultimately what sets them apart […] 

The Rungs – Confluence of Anomalies

Not sure about you but I gave up a long time ago on bands that attempted to ply us with cast off 80’s synth lines. I mean it was bad enough the first time around but decades later it sounds […] 

Kishi Bashi – Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!

Kishi Bashi has admitted that the kernel of this song was in fact a short ditty for a Japanese commercial. Such was the overwhelming response that he thought fit to turn it into a fully fledged epic. And ‘Philosophize In […] 

Beck – Blue Moon

It’s always good to see someone who is roughly around the same age as you with the ability to surprise, to conjure greatness from thin air and in process prove that there is life in the old dog yet. ‘Morning […] 

Real Estate – Talking Backwards

Not that they weren’t writing perfect jangling ditties before their latest album ‘Atlas’ but the Brooklyn based Real Estate have now staked a claim for being the best the genre has to offer at present. It’s a simple formula really, […] 

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