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Posts Tagged ‘shoegaze’

Savages at Electrowerkz: Live Review

Fast rising four-piece play the first of two nights at Islington’s Electrowerkz on Wednesday 10th October 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Savages by Sharon Farrow

Savages by Sharon Farrow

Tucked away behind Angel Tube Station, down a small side street, you seem to be a world away from this most respectable part of North London. Indeed, only a stone’s throw from a Jamie Oliver restaurant, Electrowerkz stands in stark contrast. Housed in an old warehouse, Electrowerkz, or more officially, the Islington Metal Works, is a slightly surreal warren of rooms that, according to the website (when it’s not hosting weddings and other functions) still operates as an actual metal works. As a venue, it’s probably better known for club nights, and its dark, almost claustrophobic interior has that late eighties/early nineties rave feel to it. I’d first been here almost a decade ago (to see a then housemate play an electro set) and, until a month or so ago, hadn’t been back since. In all that time, the place remained unchanged.

Tonight, the buzz was all about Savages, on the first night of a brief residency. First up,… read more

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The History Of Apple Pie at Birthdays: Live Review

Hotly tipped new band celebrate the release of their latest single on Wednesday 15th August 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

The History Of Apple Pie by Sam Parr From the queue snaking up the stairs, I knew it was going to be a busy one at Birthdays. I’d guessed as […]

Album Review: I Break Horses – Hearts

Beautific electronic shoegaze from Sweden's Maria Linden and Fredrik Balck. Delve in and discover Hearts by I Break Horses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Break Horses by James Shedden. Hearts is the wonderful debut album from I Break Horses, otherwise known as Maria Linden and partner Fredrik Balck. They have been compared to […]

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 […]

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, I have been a bit over focused on just one genre of music recently; pretty much every track that I have […]

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

You never see Ringo Starr and Gary Lineker in the same room. Come on, think about it! Anyway, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a band called Ringo […]

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 […]

O.Children – Interview

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

Written by Ian Steadman

The first thing that you’ll notice about O.Children is that voice. Their singer sounds like he’s singing from the crypt – hell, the whole band sound like they’re howling from […]

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We Fell To Earth – An Interview

Dreamy Shoegaze to transport your leather-clad bones to the Californian Desert

Written by Katie Weatherall

We Fell To Earth are comprised of former UNKLE component Richard File and Queens of the Stone Age, and Mark Lanegan, collaborator Wendy Rae Fowler. They met in the studio […]

Music Listings: 3rd August- 8th August

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

Written by Roisin Conway

Monday 3rd August David Byrne: Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno The Barbican, London David Byrne is a god: FACT. His spooky pop with Talking Heads and groundbreaking experimental […]

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Time to Die by The Dodos – ‘Patience is a Virtue’

Album Preview, Summer 2009

Written by Roisin Conway

For me, albums by bands I love leaking pre-release onto the internet is not dissimilar to that childhood dilemma of deciding whether to peek at your birthday presents too early […]

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Two Sunsets by Pastels/Tenniscoats- Pinky Blue Green Serene

Album Review, Tokyo/Glasgow

Written by Roisin Conway

Every so often something arrives on my desk that makes my heart joyfully skip a beat… the last time it happened was grizzly grey Tuesday morning when my eyes fell […]

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Festival Preview Series. Benicassim

Benicassim, Spain, I view, you view , we view, pre-view

Written by Cari Steel

Come July 16th, Amelia’s Magazine will be packing the bikini’s, sunglasses and factor 15 to rock up to one of the biggest highlights of our social calendar. Continuing our Festival […]

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Music Listings: 29th June- 4th July

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

Written by Roisin Conway

Monday 29th June Regina Spektor, Serpentine Sessions, Hyde Park, London. I love London summers, blessed as we are with plenty of lush green space. Hyde Park are putting on a […]

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Live Review: Crystal Stilts, The Bats and Comet Gain at the ICA

ICA, London, Friday 22nd May

Written by Roisin Conway

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

Sandalgaze the Summer Away! The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, album review.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart's Debut Album, Review

Written by Roisin Conway

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 […]