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Posts Tagged ‘Post Punk’

Savages at Electrowerkz: Live Review

Fast rising four-piece play the first of two nights at Islington’s Electrowerkz on Wednesday 10th October 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Savages by Sharon Farrow

Savages by Sharon Farrow

Tucked away behind Angel Tube Station, down a small side street, you seem to be a world away from this most respectable part of North London. Indeed, only a stone’s throw from a Jamie Oliver restaurant, Electrowerkz stands in stark contrast. Housed in an old warehouse, Electrowerkz, or more officially, the Islington Metal Works, is a slightly surreal warren of rooms that, according to the website (when it’s not hosting weddings and other functions) still operates as an actual metal works. As a venue, it’s probably better known for club nights, and its dark, almost claustrophobic interior has that late eighties/early nineties rave feel to it. I’d first been here almost a decade ago (to see a then housemate play an electro set) and, until a month or so ago, hadn’t been back since. In all that time, the place remained unchanged.

Tonight, the buzz was all about Savages, on the first night of a brief residency. First up,… read more

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Brainlove Festival 2012: Live Review

Ace alternative festival (with a free barbecue) celebrated five years at the Windmill, Brixton on Saturday 26th May 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Brainlove by Ed J Brown
What a day for a birthday! After what seemed like an interminably wet few weeks, the weather was cooking nicely for a trip to Brixton Hill. …

An interview with Fairewell and review of debut album Poor, Poor Grendel

Johnny White is solely responsible for the beatific sounds of Fairewell. In this interview he explains how he's influenced by a combination of heavy metal and the magic of being a young child.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fairewell by Jacqueline Valencia.
The debut album from Fairewell starts with the beauteous tones of Grendel, after which the album is named. It’s the soporific sounds of a thousand voices, electronic …

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Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Warpaint, PJ Harvey, Animal Collective and more! (Day 3)

With today's review we come to an end of our mammoth Primavera Sound 2011 review. What amazing stories will our reporter Laura Lotti tell us today? Something involving PJ Harvey, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes... and a lot of rock 'n roll!

Written by Laura Lotti

Warpaint by Rebecca Elves
The first band I aim to see today is Warpaint. Breathing salty seabreeze and sipping the first flat beer of the day I make my way …

Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Tennis, Pere Ubu, Deerhunter, Pulp and more! (Day 2)

Welcome to the second part of our Primavera Sound 2011 review. Yesterday our field reporter Laura Lotti took us into her world made of sun, melodies and... beer and told us about Moon Duo, PiL and Suicide among the many bands she fulfilled her senses with. Let's see where she's going to bring us today.

Written by Laura Lotti

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp by Sam Parr.
After una copa de tinto de verano, I’m ready for another night of music overdose. First on my list is Julian Lynch, the …

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Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Moon Duo, PiL, The Glenn Branca Ensemble, Suicide and more… (Day 1)

Like every end of May, Primavera Sound officially opens the music festivals season. For its 11th edition it promised to be beyond any expectations, with acts such as PiL, Animal Collective, Pulp etc. And it proved it definitely was! This is how the first day of this music marathon went. Stay tuned, the rest will follow soon!

Written by Laura Lotti

Photo by Chus Sanchez (Courtesy of Primavera Sound)
Primavera Sound 2011 opened in a delicate climate this year, full of antithetical feelings and tensions. On the one hand, bitterness, for the …

O.Children – Interview

Interview with a darkly-influenced band, weaving a web of gothic rock and noise

Written by Ian Steadman

The first thing that you’ll notice about O.Children is that voice. Their singer sounds like he’s singing from the crypt – hell, the whole band sound like they’re howling from …

New Young Pony Club – Live Review

A tetchy performance from the hype band, though this bodes well for their ability to progress their sound

Written by Laura Nineham

Photographs by Dan Smyth
The first night of the New Young Pony Club tour kicked off in Portsmouth last week, in front of a half empty crowd at the Wedgewood Rooms. …

Clayton Strange – Interview

Danceable South Coast post-punks are setting out on tour, so we decide to ask them why they're worth checking out.

Written by Laura Nineham

Four-piece Clayton Strange have already been heralded as “Portsmouth’s most promising local band at the moment” by the local press, and they’re gaining popularity across the South Coast. I managed …

Music Listings: 21st – 27th September

What to do...?

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 21st September: FrYars, Rough Trade East, London
FrYars is winsome 19 year old, Ben Garret – and all-round Amelia’s Magazine favourite – who makes synth-drenched compositions of a Patrick Wolf-come-Pet Shop …

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Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn’t Have Fallen In Love With?

Buzzcocks and The Fall, HMV Forum, Kentish Town, 10th June 2009

Written by Richard Pearmain

It was a night of contrasts. A contrast between a halcyon past and the here-and-now. It was also a contrast in the ages of the audience, from the veteran …

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That Certain Something: A Certain Ratio at Dingwalls

Live Review- A Certain Ratio, Dingwalls; 15th June 2009

Written by Richard Pearmain

Factory legends A Certain Ratio were making a rare appearance tonight in deepest Camden, as part of the Beat Happening Sessions at Dingwalls. One of the original Factory troubadours (contemporaries …

Music Listings

Gigs of the Week, Monday, Tuesday, Music Days!

Written by Roisin Conway

Monday 8th June
Lissy Trullie at the ICA, London
New York’s lovely long-legged Lissie Trullie plays the ICA tonight, she sings of lost loves and first kisses in sultry world …