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Posts Tagged ‘album review’

Album Review: The Magic Lantern – A World In A Grain Of Sand

It's clear from this latest offering that The Magic Lantern harbour some impressive songwriting skills not to mention extraordinary musicianship. There are fantastic songs on the album and it requires your full attention

Written by Emma Barlow



Much of The Magic Lantern’s A World In A Grain Of Sand reminded me of the folk music coming out of London three of four years ago, sildenafil before the Mumfords came along and popularised the genre and made it synonymous with banjos, dosage harmonies and big anthemic choruses. I know this music still exists, here but it seems everyone has sort of forgotten about it. Brilliant artists like Johnny Flynn, Emmy The Great, and Lightspeed Champion – they are more about stripped back, folksy ditties, accompanied by traditional, acoustic instruments and usually, crucially, only one voice. It’s reminiscent of what we get here with The Magic Lantern’s latest offering and… read more

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Album Review: James Pants

Krautrock, Kraftwerk and shoegaze. With added extras. It shouldn't work, but it does - when electro auteur James Pants is at the helm.

Written by Cari Steel

All artwork courtesy of James Pants I must confess, advice I have been a bit over focused on just one genre of music recently; pretty much every track that I […]

Album Review – The Travelling Band: Screaming Is Something

With their sound deeply rooted in rock, folk and country The Travelling Band’s second offering Screaming Is Something will please the ears of acoustic music lovers everywhere.

Written by Emma Barlow

The brand new album from The Travelling Band features all the trademarks of a good folk pop album, site including introspective lyrics, fantastic harmonies and, as no self-respecting nu-folk band […]

Album Review – Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion

The new album from Brooklyn based Crystal Stilts is out now on Fortuna POP! The Joy Division comparisons are impossible to shake off, but we're still impressed by this second outing.

Written by Emma Barlow

I was hoping to be able to stay away from the Joy Division comparisons while writing this review of New York band Crystal Stilt’s new album In Love With Oblivion, […]

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Vessels Album Review: Helioscope

We review the second studio album from Leeds-based post-rockers - Vessels. Prepare to be dazzled!

Written by Gemma Milly

Junky Styling ACOFI in the shop ACOFI launch party invite for Friday 28th January 2011. Well, this dear readers, medical today is finally the official launch day of Amelia’s Compendium […]

Album Review: Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip

For their debut effort, three Brit-loving Texans take us on a kaleidoscopic trip through melodic guitar pop and beyond.

Written by Rob Harris

Austra gig at The Windmill by Laura Godfrey It may have been a typically miserable Monday night in January, viagra sale but we were safe from the elements within the […]

Teebs: Otherworldly Rhythms on debut album Ardour.

The latest signing to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label talks about his debut album, Ardour, and how he began making his own music.

Written by David McNamara

South County Dublin boy without the accent or heino addiction, ask fled to Bristol under a desperate attempt to become the next Ally McBeal. Following more pints than points of […]

Sea of Bees: Songs for the Ravens – Album Review

Dreamy folk from Californian songstress Julie Ann Bee, Sea of Bees will have you float away in a drift of autumnal bliss.

Written by Helen Martin

In autumn nature is vibrant, story drug but also gently muffled, dosage there as it whispers within the trees and slowly looks away from the warmer month’s naivety and brash […]

Our Broken Garden: Golden Sea – Album Review

The second album from Efterklang's keyboardist Anna Bronsted is hauntingly gorgeous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our Broken Garden Golden Sea Our Broken Garden is fronted by vocalist Anna Bronsted, more about sometime keyboardist with Efterklang, this the Danish group fabled for the same lush orchestrations […]

Album Review: The Like, Release Me.

Album Review: The Like, Release Me.

The raddest quintet from the Golden State return with a new album and reshuffled line-up, fortunately for us, these L.A scenesters are as much substance as they are style.

Written by David McNamara

It has been five long years since the release of The Like’s debut album Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? and it has not been an easy time for the […]

Unearthing, a collaboration between Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins: live performance review

Regular contributing illustrator Gareth A Hopkins reviews a very special performance of Alan Moore's new collaboration with Mitch Jenkins, based on an essay about his friend Steve Moore. Held in the atmospheric Old Vic Tunnels.

Written by Gareth A Hopkins

Yves Saint Laurent, approved illustrated by Kayleigh Buck When in the fashion capital, to miss a much talked about exhibition that focuses on the ‘prince of fashion’ would be a […]

Album Review: The Magic Numbers

Having hooked us with with an entrancing blend of 60's melodies and church group harmonies, The Magic Numbers then disappeared for a few years. Popping up with a new album and tour, do they still have the same charm? And beards?

Written by Rachel Clare

ROKIT – the originators of vintage fashion boutiques (and my favourite vintage store) have done it again. Not so long ago they had me reminiscing of my time mincing around […]

Album Review: Born Ruffians – Say It

Toronto's Young Bucks dazzle us with the follow up to their 2008 album, Red, Yellow & Blue.

Written by Rachel Clare

God Bless Canada. Quietly producing some of the most influential and downright awesome musicians known to all mankind (I’m talking Neil Young, viagra Joni Mitchell, treat Leonard Cohen & Arcade […]

Album Review: Peggy Sue – Fossils and Other Phantoms

Meet Katy, Rosa and Olly. They do clattering soul infused folk like no other. Read on for my digest of this must-buy album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Peggy Sue by Antonia Parker. Peggy Sue have been around in various incarnations – previously accompanied by the Pirates – for sometime. So already engrained in the indie […]

Petter & the Pix – Good As Gold – Album Review

(Mostly) Swedish group's second album arrives, a delightfully eclectic folk jumble of instruments and influences

Written by Ian Steadman

Hello mother nature, nurse rx H&M calling….  Answering to the needs of so many already environmentally conscious shoppers, website like this and those of mother nature, H&M are making their […]

The High Wire – The Sleep Tape – Album Review

Debut album from British dream-pop trio, a woozy aural landscape that thumps as much as murmurs

Written by Ian Steadman

high wire sleep tape feedback dreamy album review cover Is it really such a curse to receive the praise of Chris Martin? Does supporting one of the world’s biggest bands […]

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Album Review: The Irrepressibles – Mirror Mirror

All the world's a stage, so are you willing to play?

Written by Nina Joyce

There are few men like Jamie McDermott. A man of his calibre is seldom found in the 21st century. His affection for cheeky baroque arrangements, doctor outlandish but hypnotising woodland […]

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Lali Puna – Our Inventions – Album Review

Lali Puna release their fourth LP, a gentler, more restrained addition to their repertoire.

Written by David McNamara

It has been over six years since Lali Puna released a full-length album, abortion but the four-piece from Weilheim, there Germany have been far from stagnant. Guitarist Markus Acher and […]

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You Look Cold by Patrick Kelleher: This is no sham rock.

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Written by Roisin Conway

The ICA has always struck me an odd gig venue; with it’s white lights and shiny floors, viagra 100mg symptoms but on Friday 22nd May, pilule something exciting was rumbling […]

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Written by Simon Edgar Lord

When you think of the humble pom-pom you think of children’s clothes, order buy of gigantic sombreros for tourists, generic unsightly snow boots and poodles with dodgy haircuts. Experimenting with […]