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Posts Tagged ‘new wave’

Kotki Dwa, Still Corners and Twin Sister at the Lexington: Live Review

Amelia’s Magazine favourites Kotki Dwa share the bill with the up-and-coming Still Corners and latest US indie darlings Twin Sister at the Lexington on Thursday 25th November 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

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Illustration by Daria Hlazatowa

It was a cold Thursday night twixt Angel and Kings Cross, but about to warm the cockles of our hearts were Kotki Dwa, opening a sold out RockFeedback night at the Lexington. This was their second “comeback” gig in the space of a week (having appeared at the Hobby Horse the previous Saturday), after a spot of extra-curricular activity by the trio. I’d never caught Kotki Dwa (so named after a Polish lullaby involving two little kittens) before, though I know that regular readers of Amelia’s Magazine will be familiar with them (they also contributed a song to the Amelia’s Tunes compilation a couple of years ago).

With singer and guitarist Alex Ostrowski bedecked in a decorated waistcoat (possibly homemade, as I believe the guys are a bit partial to the DIY approach), Kotki Dwa kicked off the proceedings in a typically quirky fashion. Musically, they… read more

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Interview: The Hundred In The Hands

It was only a year ago that avant - pop duo THITH began recording. Now they are in the midst of a European tour (and playing Green Man this weekend), creating a stir with their debut EP and have a hotly anticipated album out in September. If you haven't encountered them yet, here's your chance.

Written by Nina Joyce

As I arrive at The Hundred in the Hands soundcheck, the floor of the upstairs room of the Old Blue Last is littered with an array of guitars, wires, and …

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

For those of you unfamiliar with the loud, scattershot-shoegazing electronic noise group M83, then perhaps it might make sense to take a quick break here and catch up. Anything will …

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 …

Death Cigarettes – A Live Review

The Legion, London, 16th August 2009

Written by Richard Pearmain

The Legion in Old Street has undergone a bit of a refurb since the last time I was there. Vague recollections of dodgy sauna-style wood panelling on the walls and …

The National: Baby, We’ll Be Fine

Live Review: The National at Royal Festival Hall, London, 10th August 2009

Written by Roisin Conway

Do you have a band that soundtrack your life? The music of your memories?
Mine was, is and always will be The National, a band who’ve been playing in …

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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 …

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Live Review: Matt and Kim.

The Old Blue Last, 1st June 2009

Written by Richard Pearmain

Maybe it was the heat. Yes, that’s it. The heat. The heat that caused the Old Blue Last’s normally reliable PA to pack up for most of the evening, …

Rock Monsieur: An Interview with Nelson

Interview with Paris' finest Nelson

Written by Roisin Conway

Paris- based Nelson (JB Devay, Gregory Kowalski, David Nichols and Thomas Pirot) are four dashing purveyors of technical trick-clickery, instrument swingers and moody wordsmiths all finished off with a …