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Alberteen – We are the Mods

Now I’m not the type to moan about how music isn’t as good as it used to be. In fact, we’re living in some very exciting times, BUT I do sometimes wish that lyrics were better. Luckily Alberteen fill that …

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Elvis Depressedly – Bruises (amethyst)

When reviewing tracks, one learns that there are three types. Those which you warm to instantly, those which have potential and need a couple of spin,s and those that stink. Bruises falls in the first territory. Nothing gets me more …

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Buffalo Rodeo – Blue Sky

Is it me or is there some sudden weird upsurge of guitar rock? Over the past few months I’ve been coming across one great indie band after another. In fact a lot of the groups have got that classic indie …

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Legs – Top of the World

Top of the World is absolutely brilliant. It feels like every synth pop sound I’ve ever liked was encapsulated in this track. It fizzes and pops like a shaken bottle of soda. It’s a rump shaking tune that showers you …

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Jenny Hval – That Battle is Over

Just how can one describe this track? Lyrically it’s all over the place: quoting John Lennon, saying phrases which make you turn your head, and replaying the track just in case you ACTUALLY did hear that certain line. Then there’s …

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Wet Blankets – Fridge too Far

No album cover, no permanent guitarist, no song longer than 2 minutes. Australia’s Wet Blankets have got punk attitude, but do they have the punk tunes? YES! Fridge too Far is a minute and a half of blistering guitar, heavily …

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Courtney Barnett – Depreston

It’s no secret that I’m a big Courtney Barnett fan. It’s no big secret that I’m SO looking forward to her debut proper, Sometimes I sit and Think and Sometimes I just sit. Yeah it’s a mouthful, but then again …

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Vaadat Charigim – Ein Li Makom

Today’s band hail from Tel Aviv, and oh my, they are just AWESOME. What I mean is that this track has the reverb laden jangle that groups on the Captured Tracks label are known for, but then underneath all reverb …

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San Fermin – Emily

For a second there I thought this was a secret National band or something like that, and can you blame me? This guy has the same baritone as Matt Berninger, and the music is not too dissimilar to the anthemic …

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Bernard and Edith – Tidal Wave

I was always a fan of the Bella Union label, but this year their releases have been nothing short of stellar. First there was the psychedelic pop of BC Camplight, then there was the superlative Father John Misty album. In …

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