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Music Alliance Pact – September 2014

Click the play button icon to listen to individual songs, right-click on the song title to download an mp3, or grab a zip file of the full 21-track compilation through Dropbox here. MALTA: Stagedive Malta Three Stops To China – …

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The Diamond Age – Seas Happen

As my formative music years took place in the 90′s I can’t help focusing on bands whose sound harks back to that era. Ironically I’m not really a huge fan of 90′s alt, but I can’t help it if a …

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Octave Minds – Anthem (Radio Edit)

Back in 2010, ivory tickler Chilly Gonzalez released a concept album called Ivory Tower and it was a fine record indeed. It was produced by Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha), and I would say that it was a career highlight. …

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The Prettiots – Boys (I Dated in Highschool)

Usually I’m not one to pay 100% attention to lyrics, but every single word in the Prettiots Boys are absolutely brilliant. It’s three minutes of cleverly sarcastic wordplay. Tons of pop culture references and black humour. The music complements the …

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Springtime Carnivore – Sun went Black

Like every normal human being, sometimes a superficial detail does get my attention. In this case I HAD to check out the music made by an artist called Springtime Carnivore. Now I know that ultimately the music comes first, and …

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The Young Sinclairs – You’re Tied

I’m such a jangle pop whore. All I need is a guitar that pays homage to The Byrds and harmonious voices and I’m hooked. If you’ve been following this blog then you’ve realised that jangley guitars make a common appearance. …

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Shelter Point – Cut me Loose

Cut me Loose opens with a wobbly synth. This synth is so wobbly that it curves and waves – not unlike some kind of cartoon snake. Then the foggy ambient whoosh smothers the wobble, and a delicate Arthur Russellesque voice …

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Raury – God’s Whisper

Raury is every music critics dream. He is only 18, self-produced, self-released his debut album, and has an accomplished sound ready for stadiums and big venues. Yet although he sounds like a grownup he does have an impish spark. In …

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K Anderson – Cocoon

No matter how hard I try to be mature, a song about awkwardness makes me weak at the knees. K Anderson’s Cocoon has the knack of translating all those shakey moments disguised as a jaunty acoustic track. Confusion, fear of …

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Jiboia – Dvapara Yuga

This is probably the most educational post on Stagedive so far. Deep Breath … First of all Jiboia is Latin American for Boa Constrictor. After you watch the video this will all make sense. Secondly, the EP this track is …

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