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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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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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, there and Mark Lanegan, collaborator Wendy Rae Fowler. They met in the […]

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