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Posts Tagged ‘beirut’

Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful strains of Secret Steps, before crashing drums bang into Snow City Radio. Melodies are key in this atmospheric twelve track record, with lyrics gleaned from unusual sources in a bid to steer clear of generic love songs. The elegiac sounds of a brass section create a full sound that is beautifully harmonised with female voices in recent single Stars are Ripe, a stand out track that is the current single. The Elephant of Castlebar Hill shows off Mark as lead singer, who has a pretty voice that reminds me of the lilting King Creosote at his best. Only Forward takes a minimalist approach, with gentle male voices murmuring behind the gently building instrumentation… read more

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An interview with Haiku Salut and review of debut album Tricolore

Multi-instrumentalists Gemma, Louise and Sophie met at university before forming Haiku Salut, making music out of the Derbyshire Dales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Haiku Salut by Christine Charnock. They may have an exotic band name, but Haiku Salut are in fact a multi-instrumentalist trio of girls based in the Derbyshire Dales. Gemma, Louise […]

The New Pornographers – Together – Album Review

Canadian supergroup led by AC Newman returns, their latest album being a rip-roaring collection of joyful harmonies

Written by Ian Steadman

ew pornographers “When I found out our record was coming out the same day as Broken Social Scene‘s I wanted to call Kevin Drew and shoot a little promo video, […]

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 […]

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Music Listings November 23rd – 29th

Written by Rebecca Milne

In June 2009 Zoe Paul graduated from Camberwell BA Sculpture. Whilst at college Zoe participated in numerous shows around London from the group exhibition Factory at the James Taylor Gallery […]

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Alaska In Winter – An Interview

Out of the Alaskan wilderness and comes vocoder-glazed Balkan electro

Written by Katie Weatherall

Tucked away down a backstreet in the genteel neighbourhood of Kennington, treatment The Camera Club is one of those gems that remind you why living in London is amazing and […]

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Music Listings: 19th – 25th October

Gigs to warm your cockles this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

Last week the high-rollers were flashing their cash at Frieze, about it but there’s also space in the art world for those of us who aren’t Russian oligarchs. If you […]

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Music Listings: 5th – 11th October

Gigs lovingly handpicked by me for you

Written by Katie Weatherall

Turner Prize Enrico David, information pills Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright are the lucky shortlisted ones on the Turner Prize’s notepad this year and it’s been noted that […]

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Fanmail for Beirut

Forum, Friday 8th of May

Written by Luisa Gerstein

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]

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May 4 -10

Written by Barbara Mattivy

Having begun their incarnation as a Cycling Cinema which premiered at 2007′s Big Chill Festival, and capsule The Magnificent Revolution have progressed into all types of creative, information pills imaginative […]

Glastonbury Festival Of The Performing Arts

Glastonbury Festival Of The Performing Arts

20th to 25th June 07

Written by Tom Howard

In today’s over-saturated electro market it would be easy to dismiss Simian Mobile Disco as just another bleep and whistle DJ duo. However, stomach troche if the reaction of the […]

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Koko, Camden, London, 26 June 2007

Written by Joanna McGarry

In today’s over-saturated electro market it would be easy to dismiss Simian Mobile Disco as just another bleep and whistle DJ duo. However, stomach troche if the reaction of the […]