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Posts Tagged ‘ian steadman’

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

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Hjaltalín – Interview

Yet another brilliant band from Iceland, this time the wonderfully orchestral Hjaltalín

Written by Ian Steadman

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Festival Preview: Dot-to-Dot

Regional cities showcase new bands, in annual festival across many venues

Written by Ian Steadman

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Clogs – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton – Album Review

A delicate and finely-crafted fourth album of intellectual folk, with guest appearances from some of the current darlings of the indie world

Written by Ian Steadman

Perhaps the most apt album title of the year so far, sickness The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton is the fifth album from the classically-bent folk group known […]

Festival Preview: Secret Garden Party

Take a trip to Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire, to attend one of the jewels in the crown of the British festival season

Written by Ian Steadman

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Festival Preview: Latitude

Come one, come all, to Suffolk. Suffolk? Yes, Suffolk. There's a really bloody brilliant festival there.

Written by Ian Steadman

Alternative Fashion Week Day 5 2010 Viveka Goyanes All photography by Amelia Gregory. Kim Seoghee may not be Flemish (I’m gonna bet he isn’t) but his work sure as hell […]

Mountain Man – Made the Harbor – Album Review

Album from a female vocal trio rooted in Americana, mastering a classic musical form

Written by Ian Steadman

I’m not the best person to be covering the arts events of this summer, healing taking place at a smattering of festivals across the UK. The reason for this is […]

Team Ghost – You Never Did Anything Wrong To Me – Album Review

New EP from former M83 man, a bracing mix of shoegaze, electronica, krautrock and synth-pop

Written by Ian Steadman

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O.Children – Interview

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

Written by Ian Steadman

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The Futureheads – Interview

A chat with Sunderland's finest export, but don't dare call them a 'post-punk revival band'

Written by Ian Steadman

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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

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Petter & the Pix – Interview

A quick chat with the leader of Petter & the Pix,, a talented genre-skipper from that rocky island in the Atlantic known as Iceland

Written by Ian Steadman

Last week I had the pleasure of reviewing Petter & the Pix‘s second album, prostate Good As Gold, pilule an eclectic bundle of folk and rock that never sits still […]

Album Review – She & Him – Volume 2

Second album for folk singer M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel, another record of fun 50s- and 60s-influenced tunes that show it really ain't worth fixing something if it ain't broken

Written by Ian Steadman

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The Pipettes – Interview

Having lost a member and their reliance on 50s doo-wop, the Pipettes return with a second album that sees them seeking new sounds from the 60s and 70s

Written by Ian Steadman

The Pipettes were a pretty big deal a few years ago, prostate bursting onto the indie club scene with their 50s and 60s-influenced polka-dot pop song album Meet The Pipettes […]

Malachai – Ugly Side Of Love – Album Review

An impressionist audio collage that's actually a stoner rock album, this Bristol band's debut is a right psychadelic gem

Written by Ian Steadman

Do you remember Woodstock? It’s said that, page if you were there, you shouldn’t. Something like six million more people claim to have been there than actually were, if I […]

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

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Stars and Sons – Interview

Catching up with some funsters from the south coast, whose hook-filled indie pop is invading the airwaves

Written by Ian Steadman

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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

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Album Review: Peasant – Shady Retreat

Softly whispered Americana, from a promising young talent.

Written by Ian Steadman

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