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Posts Tagged ‘electronica’

Shhh: A Celebration Of Quiet Music, Art and Film – Review

Stranded Horse, Mirel Wagner, Anna Meredith, cans of beer and snow fights at the very relaxed Shhh: A Celebration Of Quiet Music, Art and Film, organised by The Local with The Line of Best Fit.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Completely gratuitous shot of me in the snow, just cos I like the effects.

On Saturday night we took a delightful stroll through the snow to check out the last few acts at Shhh: A Celebration Of Quiet Music, Art and Film as recommended on my listings section. When we arrived it was clear that most people had been in full flow since mid afternoon, but since I can't drink these days I can't exactly get jealous.

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The main venue behind The Gallery Cafe is a remarkable find, somewhat reminiscent of a village hall. Here cans of Red Stripe littered the tables as a lady called Anna Meredith tackled an apple laptop on her own in front of a warm orange glow (and no, that's not just hipstamatic effects.) What began as… read more

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Single and Video Review: Zebra and Snake – Sweetest Treasure

A fab video to accompany the new tune from Helsinki's newest synth electronica wonders, Matti and Tapio. Directed by Sing J. Lee.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am seriously loving the video for Zebra and Snake’s new single Sweetest Treasure – made by Sing J. Lee, a young award winning director from the North West – …

An interview with Pumajaw and review of new album Demonmeowmeow

The wonderful artist and musician Pinkie Maclure answers a few question about her stunning new album Demonmeowmeow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pumajaw by Tiana Dunlop.
The enigmatic Pumajaw are a male/female duo who hail from Scotland, and their new album Demonmeowmeow is a must hear slice of new wave electronica with heart. …

Free single download and video from I Break Horses: Hearts

The enigmatic and beautiful video for the delicious shoegaze electronica of Hearts was directed by Alex Southam of OOF Video. Check it out here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been falling in love with quite a few new female artists of late. One of whom is Stockholm based duo Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck who …

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, so I hope that some of my readers will already have …

Austra by Karolina Burdon

Kate Stelmanis of Austra talks about touring Europe with her debut album Feel It Break

The marvellous Feel It Break came out this week. It's a magnificent tour de force that features the breath-taking vocals of the classically trained Kate Stelmanis of Austra. Just lush.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Austra by Karolina Burdon.
Truth be said, I have been thoroughly wowed by the debut album from Austra. Maybe it’s the strong influence of The Knife, a band I absolutely adore, …

Ejectorseat Arts Festival

There was knitting, sketching, music and art galore at the EjectorSeat Festival, Southampton, on Saturday 5 June

Written by Jenny Robins

Unlike for those who unhappily planned their weddings for last Saturday when it was howling with rain in the south of England, Saturday 5 June was a glorious day for …

Caribou – Swim – Album Review

A masterpiece of electronic engineering, Caribou's latest album is a change in direction that will galvanise bedroom producers across the world

Written by Ian Steadman

When it comes to talking about music constructed of non-organic noises (sampled, synthesised) then I have to admit that I am at something of a loss. Badum. Kaching. Ting ting …

Mr Fogg – Interview

Hailing from Reading, an interview with an electronic artist named for Phileas Fogg, whose edgy beats are garnering acclaim across radio and the web

Written by David McNamara

Reading-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mr. Fogg is a rapidly emerging young artist who is not afraid to take a gamble in order to ensure his vision is realised. The aspiring …

Red Bull Music Academy and Daily Note newspaper come to London in 2010

The Red Bull Music Academy took place in Bermondsey, London between 7th February and 12th March in 2010. During this time thousands of Daily Note newspapers were distributed around the city. What was it all about?

Written by Amelia Gregory

The designer interior of the Red Bull Music Academy by Gemma Milly.
Since the Red Bull Music Academy rolled into town just over a month ago I have been pursued by …

Remember Remember

An Interview, Brighton, July 2009

Written by Rich Hanscomb

As a purveyor of Steve Reich meets Daniel Johnston instrumental music, Graeme Ronald, a.k.a. Remember Remember, is keen to take it to the stage as nature intended:
“I’ve …

Music Listings: 10th August- 15th August

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

Written by Roisin Conway

Monday 10th August
The National at Southbank Centre, London
The National are one of my favourite all time bands. Their music full of deep seductive murmuring and soaring strings, The National build …

Walkabout: Soundtrack Your Summer

Atlas Sound/ Panda Bear Collaboration, Dream Pop, Dream Team

Written by Roisin Conway

I’m not sure why summer feels like it needs a soundtrack more than autumn, winter or spring, but come June I find myself frantically making mix tapes for people …

Au Revoir Simone Are Staying Golden

Proud Galleries, London, 25th July 2009

Written by Roisin Conway

For the past few years now since the release of Verses of Comfort and Reassurance, I’ve been biding my time until I’m invited to join Au Revoir Simone, I’ve practised …

Music Listings: 27th July- 1st August

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

Written by Roisin Conway

Monday 27th July
Coco Electrik- Pure Groove, London
On it as we generally are, we included Coco Electrik in our magazine a while back. Fun poppy danceable electro with a surreal …

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Music Listings: 20th- 25th July

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

Written by Roisin Conway

Summer is here in a crashing bundle of thunderclouds- check out this weeks music listings- there more electrifying than the lightening we’ve been having. Prepared to be shocked (in the …

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Music Listings: 13th- 19th July

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

Written by Roisin Conway

Mon 13th July
múm, The Tabernacle, London
With the global success of artists like Bjork, The Sugarcubes and Sigur Ros and it’s a pretty well established fact that Iceland is a …

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Back To The Future(sonic)

Futuresonic 2009 , Manchester

Written by Simon Edgar Lord

Futuresonic is one of the most stellar event’s on Manchester’s musical calender. Not only does it symbolise (to me) the beginning of the summer festival season but it’s one …

Music Listings: 6th- 12th July

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

Written by Roisin Conway

Monday 6th July
Why? The Garage, London
“Why should I go and see Why?” you ask.
Well, because Why? are probably one of the most innovative exciting bands around at the moment their …

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

Album Review

Written by Roisin Conway

You Look Cold left me hot under the collar, this debut album from 24 year-old, Irish Patrick Kelleher is awe-inspiring in it’s genre-bashing brilliance and refreshing take on a …