Francobollo Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking by Francobollo (Single)

April 9, 2014 in Music Reviews

‘Stephen Hawking’ sees Francobollo succeed in their ambition to conjure a mainstream-friendly indie sound with a hint of the underground…

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EP 3 by T.O.Y.S (EP)

April 4, 2014 in Music Reviews

T.O.Y.S show that not all hope is lost on the ‘dancefloor indie’ scene with the new, fun and danceable ‘EP…

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Paddy McAloon

Sodajerker presents… Paddy McAloon

February 23, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Another coup for our friends at Sodajerker this month as they chat to reclusive Prefab Sprout main man Paddy McAloon…

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Tyrannosaurus Dead

Greatest Hits by Tyrannosaurus Dead (Album)

February 21, 2014 in Music Reviews

C86 and grunge argue over who loves each other more in this superb example of the current revivalist noise-pop zeitgeist…

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Velvet Moon sleeve

Velvet Moon by Velvet Morning (EP)

February 19, 2014 in Music Reviews

Southend’s finest psychedelic drone merchants unveil a debut that wears its influences on its sleeve but impresses all the same…

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Speedy Ortiz Real Hair EP

Real Hair by Speedy Ortiz (EP)

February 11, 2014 in Music Reviews

‘Real Hair’ is a brilliant slab of 90s indie-rock that’s not a revivalist’s heaven but a rival for heaven itself…

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Coronation Ball

You Had My Heart by Coronation Ball (Single)

February 7, 2014 in Music Reviews

Coronation Ball drag the funky, R&B-inflected indie-rock of Dismemberment Plan kicking and careening into a new decade
t’s less than…

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Patterns 'Walking Lines'

Walking Lines by Patterns (Album)

January 12, 2014 in Music Reviews

Making their debut, Patterns walk the line between shoegaze revivalism and cerebral electronica, coming out smelling like veteran dream poppers…

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Happyness EP

Happyness by Happyness (EP)

January 10, 2014 in Music Reviews

Happyness make the journey from indie rock pretenders to dream pop darlings during the course of this fine debut EP…

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Northern America Wander

Wander by Northern American (Single)

January 8, 2014 in Music Reviews

In advance of their summer-scheduled debut album, Northern American offer a single full of Californian melody and New York charm…

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Forever by Painted Palms (Single)

December 14, 2013 in Music Reviews

Two (geographically) distant US cousins serve up an impressive debut single that blends influences from 60s psychedelia and 90s Britpop…

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Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon to play St James’ Park

December 12, 2013 in News

Grammy-nominated Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon announce a headline show at the Newcastle United football ground for May 2014

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Hey Sleeper

Gone For Ten Fingers by Hey, Sleeper (EP)

December 3, 2013 in Music Reviews

Hey, Sleeper recalls a time when the indie-folk singer-songwriter was re-established in pop music, reminding us that some things never…

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