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Stereolab – Low Fi

The way music availability has gone now it makes you wonder how we were able to survive on so little in the early 90’s. Back then you could still chose your trusted sources, a radio show here, a British music […] 

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Only In My Dreams

Utterly awful band name but that hasn’t deterred ubercool label 4AD from climbing aboard. And their confidence in this LA act is well founded given the strength of tracks like ‘Only In My Dreams’ from new album ‘Mature Themes’. Ariel […] 

Baffin Island – Sorry For Myself

Although it is the 5th biggest island in the world it is unlikely that many outside of a small knot of indie pop fans (and even smaller local population) has heard of Baffin. Sporting a barren but beautiful landscape it […] 

Lord Huron – Brother (Last Ride)

In what has probably been the worst year for indie music albums since this blog began, 7 years ago, it thankfully appears as if 2012 has at last got its act together. And to the recent triumphs of Toy’s eponymous […] 

The Dying Seconds – The Ladder Drops

You can hardly read an article about the Cast of Cheers without reference to their supply methods, namely giving away their début away for free and how that cast them upon a wider audience. Those facts are beyond dispute but […] 

Adam And Darcie – Manuela Spinelli

What with her introduction to that RTE programme where non musicians try to becomes ones overnight it seems that Trap’s trusty translator could become a little better known in her adopted country. Of course if you are Republic of Ireland […] 

Nomadic Firs – In The Morning

Ryan Boos lives with his wife and a cast of chickens in rural America. He also records music as Nomadic Firs and releases them on ye olde media format cassette (a spooling tape device that is prone to miscalculation and […] 

Nicely Nicely – 49 Cigars

It sounds a good bit like ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ but when you’re looking for inspiration there aren’t many better options out there. It might surprise you that ’49 Cigars’ comes from a b-side on an obscure 1982 single from Londoner […] 

White Denim – Gas On F

Even before the ill fated tweet that was to be his comeuppance Irish Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher had lost me. Asked what type of music he liked all he could muster was “anything with a lively beat”. Now if he’d […] 

Grizzly Bear – Half Gate

A couple of weeks on from its release and ‘Shields’ has picked up the blessing from most of the trusted review portals. All acknowledge a shift from ‘Veckatimest’s way with a tune but for all that Grizzly Bear are moving […] 

Why? – Sod In The Seed

I know Why? are much too clever for me, offering a wealth of lyrical intrigue that requires much more time that I can afford them. There are hip hop leanings too which I find off-putting because I have yet to […] 

Miike Snow – Devil’s Work

Apparently Miike Snow are big news, but don’t let that put you off because they are also quite brilliant. This is a Swedish 3-piece with tons of sales and a discography that has seen them buff up the recording output […] 

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