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No – There’s A Glow

L.A.’s No make the sort of sound you’d expect from a bunch of lads with skinny legs and cool haircuts. The sort of sound that is unlikely to come from a North Sea crab boat deckhand or an office worker […] 

Loveseat – Drinking Song

This resides at the edge of my comfort zone, managing to cling on thanks to that splendid riff cum car alarm. Jen Mahon sounds like a spunky vocalist too, all attitude in the build to that inevitable jaunty chorus. Seems […] 

Nick Drake – One Of These Things First

By the time you reach an age where you can discover music by yourself rather than relying on parents or the cool kids it is inevitable that bragging about acts like the Beatles and the Stones will be met with […] 

Mogwai – George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)

I’ll be honest and admit that I never ventured beyond ‘Rano Pano’ and ‘San Pedro’ for Mogwai’s last album ‘Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will’. Typical of the malaise in their output I scoffed and without much more evidence […] 

Fear of Men – Mosaic

Belonging as they do to another decade it would have been interesting to see how Brighton’s Fear of Men had’ve fared in a year that actually moved things along in a forward direction. As it turns out 2012 is so […] 

Fou – Colour Me In

‘Colour Me In’ is the sort of staple that has fuelled this blog over the years. Understated, almost demoesque in its execution, but exactly wondrous by nature. And how could anyone resist a song about crayons and sketch pens when […] 

Villa Kang and Hazy Mountains – New Wings

‘New Wings’ is a union of Canadian and German minds and one we hope marks the beginning of a very fruitful partnership. Typically the pair involved, Villa Kang and Hazy Mountains, have internet profiles that would test the forensic skills […] 

The Stone Roses Vs Kasabian – Waterfall Beats

Football programmes can be a great source for new music, the major stumbling block being that you need to catch the lyrics in order to search-engine yourself to discovery. The ‘Premiership’ show on RTE has a decent hit ratio and […] 

Aircraft – River Coma

Come Sunday evening I’m usually all tangled up and unable to believe that the sanctuary provided by the weekend is almost at an end. As the beginning to accept the inevitable moment arrives it is nice to reach for the […] 

Emily Wells – Passenger

I never know whether getting under someone’s skin is a good or bad thing but when you feel ‘Passenger’ make itself known to your outer covering it feels just right. Texan Emily Wells orchestrates this fragile and intricate delight, marrying […] 

Passenger – Feather On The Clyde

Something nice and quiet while the kiddies sleep nearby. A song by the oddly voiced Mike Rosenberg that had me hooked even before the brass kicked in. And isn’t it nice to listen to songs where the words trickle out […] 

Dinosaur Jr. – Watch The Corners

They appeared before Nirvana and Pearl Jam but I’ve always associated Dinosaur Jr. with that clutch of bands that so defined the early 90’s. In truth their influence has never reached the seismic levels achieved by those other bands but […] 

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